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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS VACATION EARLY Bullo Travel now offers special holiday attractions for Hawaii, Las Vegas, Disneyland and the Caribbean FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN. CONTACT BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phono 328-3201 or 328-6858 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LctKbtul0e Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tliursday, September 3, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 20 Jerry J_jtana's A. E. CROSS Your Franchised Dealer for Nikon, Zciss Ikon, Mamiya, Bell and Howcll, Braun and Kodak Darkroom Equipment and Supplies CHAMBER COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE SWORN IN Chief Judge L. S. Turcolte, far righf comer, was a busy man Wednesday evening as he performed duties to swear in the 1970-71 executive and council of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Immediate Past-Presidenr Jack Lakie, above left, turned over the gavel to Morley Tanner for Ihe coming year. Mr. Turcotte first performed the duty for Mr. Tanner as incoming pres- ident; then for Terry Bland, first vice-president and Bob Parkyn, second vice-president; and finally the balance of the executive and "council. There were seven executive mem- bers and 33 council members sworn in for the coming year. Mr. La kie will now start his duties as a vice-president of the Alberta chamber and as a director of the Canadian chamber, appointments he received earlier this year. More than 150 persons attend- ed the annual meeting. M. F. Clemmer, manager of industrial and public relations for Kaiser Resources, the featured speaker, was unable to attend because of illness. Enrolment As College Jumps By 35 Per Cent Lethbridge Community Col- lege enrolment is up 35 per cent this year, with 815 full-time en- rolment units compared to 598 last spring. An additional 150 enrolment units could be. added by ning course students, the school of agriculture opening Sept. 28 and the various ap- prenticeship programs. This will involve about students, since many take only one or two classes as part- time students. The big winners in the enrol- ment increases included auto- mated data processing, more than doubling registrations to 22 students; several secretarial science programs; recreation and conservation, increasing to 89 from 59 students; radio-tele- vision broadcasting, increasing to 25 from seven; and the meat technology and commercial cooking classes, which also doubled enrolment. The school of nursing enter- ed its second year of operation, adding a second-year program as planned and enrolling a new first-year class. Thirty-five stu- dents registered1 last fall in nursing, and 25 are back for their second year. This year's beginning class has enrolled 54 students. LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND COMING UP! How's Your Supply of Photo-Taking Needs? Better stock up now and be all jet for Picture-Taking Fun We can fill your requirements from our large stock such at: Film Batteries Flash Bulbs Cameras McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Icthbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Also Operating Waterlon Pharmacy Located in Waterton Lakes National Park The LCC law enforcement program also entered its sec- ond year of operation, with seven students returning for their second year (out of 10 en- roling last fall and 12 first- year students registering. Liberal education in general showed the most increase in registrations, and the school suffering most is technical-vo- cational education. "I don't think our technical and vocational enrolments will ever increase as substantially as they could until we get more support from the provincial ap- prenticeship comment- ed LCC president Dr. C. D. Stewart. The school of agriculture ex- pects 'an enrolment of about 30 students; Canada Manpower has bought 188 places for ap- prenticeship training (the equivalent of 48 full-time enrol- ments) and about 350 students are expected in various eve- ning programs the college1 offers. The college has prepared its preliminary budget on the ba- sis of an estimated enrolment of full-time enrolment units, compared to the 993 it now expects including evening and apprenticeship programs. However, some increase is like- ly in the spring semester, so officials do not anticipate any problems. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 BURGER SPECIAL Friday and Saturday Only LOADED HAMBURGER MILKSHAKE FRENCH FRIES Reg. 79 C TRY OUR HANY PUPS WIENER DIPPED AND DEEP HANNIGAN'S BURGER KING "Home of Heavenly Fried Chicken" The Chicken with Old Fashioned Goodness 1415 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-4038 Alberta Producers Hit Prices Drop In Chicken BY JIM MAYBIE Staff Writer This year, from all appear- ances, could go down in history as the start of tte Great Cana- dian Chicken War. The Quebec Egg Market i n g Board started things by stop- ping egg imports from other provinces. Then Quebec chicken prod u c e r s apparently started dumping their surp 1 u s birds a week into other prov- inces at cut rates. If the price goes much lower in Alberta some producers are going to go out of business, Ralph Effler, manager of Lily- dale Poultry Sales, told The Herald. It costs growers 19 cents a pound to raise chickens in northern Alberta to 17 cents a pound in southern areas where feed is cheaper. Wholesalers are paying 1914 to 20 cents a pound live weight. It costs about eight cents a pound to process the birds. About 72 per cent of the live weight of the bird is market- able. The wholesale price is 36 to 37 cents and retail price is from 39 cents for specials to 53 cents a pound for regular sales. Quebec chickens can come in for about four cents a pound cheaper than Alberta wholesale prices. Birds of a feather flock to- gether, British Columbia decid- ed, so the B.C. Broiler Board decided to clip a few wings by restricting broiler imports from other provinces. Markets in eastern B.C., served by Alberta broiler grow- ers and processors, are threat- ened. The Alberta Broiler Market- ing Board asked B.C. what it had in mind. The B.C. Broiler Board re- quested that Alberta marketers stay out of certain areas in B.C. and said that in other areas of B.C. permits would be required for each broiler order. A lot of red tape is required to obtain the permits and produce tags and the B.C. board, B.C. retail- er and Alberta marketer have a lot of paper-work and chicken scratches to go through. The legality of the B.C. Broil- er Board action is being ques- tioned. Some legal authorit i e s feel it contravenes the British North1 America Act. Unless B.C. off, it could come before the courts. If the action is legal, it is pos- sible all provinces could and would establish similar legisla- tion to protect local producers and markets. On the weekend the Manitoba Chicken Producers' Market i n g Board went to the Manitoba government for immediate ac- tion to halt the dumping of broil- er chickens in the province from Quebec. Manitoba apparently dumps a modest surplus of its production in Alberta and B.C. Worst Was 1910 Dry Summer A Record By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer As the long hot summer draws to its inevitable close Lethbridge residents may draw some meagre comfort from the fact that the dry weather of 1970 pales in comparison with that of 1910. According to weather office statistics Lethbridge this sum- mer received only 6.85 inches of precipitation between April 1 and Aug. 31. Tin's is definitely below- the long range average of 9.44 inches, but compared with the 1910 figure of only 2.76 inches it comes out looking like a veritable monsoon season. The dry weather does not ap- pear to have been general throughout the province. Pinch- er Creek was only slightly below normal, while Medicine Hat received about an inch more than it usually does. The Lac la Biche weather station recorded five inches in excess of the normal rainfall, but Grande Prairie received only half its customary nine inches. The dry weather in the southwestern corner of the province is still causing prob- lems in the Crowsnest Forest Reserve. Although there are no fires burning at the present time, tha reserve is still closed to .traffic. The'fire hazard re- mains extreme. The forest fire situation in southeastern British Columbia appears to be under control. Both the Elko and Cranbrook ranger stations report only mopping up operations in pro- gress. Rain in the South Koot- enay district has brought the fire hazard down considerably .from last week's extreme con- dition. Two major fires in the Bow I River Forest Reserve north- west of Cochrane are also under control; smaller ones in the area have been extinguish- ed. Restrictions on open fires in Banff, Jasper and Kootenay National Parks have been lift- ed. Similar restrictions in Waterton and Yoho remain in effect. r There has been only a trace of precipitation in the past few days. Total rainfall since the last good rainstorm July 16 amounts to only 0.2 inches. While the hot weather has resulted in record amounts of water being pumped through the city's distribution system, no records have been broken on a per capita basis. On July 8 this year, for ex- ample, 14 million gallons went through the system, an all- time high. But this amounted to only 354 gallons per person, compared with 360 gallons per person on July 17, 1964. The in- crease in. the total consump- tion is a reflection of Leth- bridge's growth in the interven- ing years. Average daily consumption during the month of July this year was 240 gallons, a figure exceeded in 1960, '64 and 67. The highest monthly average came in the summer of 264 gallons per person each day. SHEAFFER WHITE DOT LINE PEN ond PENCiL SETS Wooden or marble base. DESK SETS Double or Single. Ideal Gift lieml JEWELLERY LTD. College Mall Phone 328-9736 TEXACO "BONUS" SPECIAL The Manitoba board w o u 1 d like to see the Manitoba govern- ment take action similar to B.C. Alberta producers would like to stop the chicken dumpers from Quebec and Manit o b a, although Manitoba is not con- sidered much of a problem with Alberta wholesalers absorbing most of the Manitoba surpluses. Manitoba producers have to sell their chickens at cost or slightly below cost to meet the cut-rate Quebec prices. Lilydale has been shipping about a third of its Lethbridge production to B.C. and half of that to areas which B.C. has re- quested Alberta marketers, stay away from. That amounts to about chickens a week to areas where imports are not al- lowed. "The B.C. ban hasn't affect- ed us yet." Mr. Effler said, "and we're still shipping. A lot of our customers have phoned enquiring about what to do but I guess the inspectors in B.C. haven't cracked down yet." He said Alberta broilers can be landed in eastern B.C. about seven cents a pound cheaper than B.C. marketers can pro- vide. Quebec marketers have an RENTALS ,50 PER MONTH MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 advantage in that when they ship in pound rail cars, the freight rate is subsidized by the federal government. Whole bag friers from Quebec can sell for 32M cents a pound here while locally produced whole bag friers have to sell for 37 cents. Prices for the same bird in Quebec are higher, Mr. Effler said. The chicken industry has fail- ed in attempts to obtain anti- dumping legislation. Action is being taken by many industry organizations to obtain a nation- al marketing board. In the meantime, the Alberta industry is on tenterhooks and is waiting to see what teeth are put into the B.C. legislation. Mr. Effler suggested that 11 something doesn't materialize soon to end the chicken then perhaps the rest of Can- ada should secede from Que- bec." Weekend Special! 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