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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, September 3, 1971 _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Good price far apples needed Okanagan fruit industry in trouble PENTICTON, B.C. (CP) An executive member of the British Columbia Fruit Growers Association said here the Okanagan's fruit industry "is teetering and will be finished unless growers get a good price for apples this year." Val Pearson said the BCFGA executive met wilh and delivered a brief to agriculture minister Cyril and an emergency meeting of joint district councils was called by the association's president Allan Claridge. The meeting, to be held at the Penticton Peach Bowl Sept. 13 will discuss the formation of a union within the framework of the association as well as setting a minimum price for apples and d'Anjou pears. Mr. Pearson said the industry has suffered losses this year because it was to compete with low prices on a large Washington cherry crop and the same now is happening with Bartlett pears from California, Oregon and Washington. He was critical of the government for "tinning a deaf ear" on the plight of B.C fruit growers. The fruit growers are non reciprocal trade arrangements made by Ottawa which allow countries like Australia and New Zealand to into Canada, while Canadian growers are denied access to these markets. They also feel Ottawa has ignored them by allowing the dumping of U.S. surplus fruit into Canada at the critical time when B.C. fruit is hitting the market. Mr. Pearson said the formation of a union would strengthen the growers' hand in demonstrating against imported fruit. If the growers had a union last spring, he said, they might have been able to tie up a sbip coming in with apples from Australia reserves OTTAWA (CP) Canada's foreign exchange reserves rose to a record billion at the end of August, with a sharp increase in official holdings ot U.S. dollars, the finance department reported today. U.S. dollar holdings rose to billion from billion at the end of July, when total reserves were 54.92 billion. There was a drop in Canada's reserve position in the Inlcrnalional Monetary Fund to 1 million from million at the end of July. Holdings of gold other .foreiim currencies, and IMF special drawing rights remnincd unchanged at the end of August. The finance department does not report its day-to-day foreign exchange dealings, but it was believed that Ihe rise in U..S. dollarholdings and drop in the IMF reserve position resulted from a large British rtimb Group of Ten, Canada provides money urwer the IMF's "gen-piv.i arrangements to borrow" which other countries can tap when in balance of payments difficulties. Such borrowings add to Canada's IMF reserve and repay-, ments reduce Canada's entitlement lo draw funds from the IMF itself when il eels into bal-ance-of-payments SOUltCE German engineer's p r e d ic 1 that by the end o[ the century atomic power stations will supply about RO nnr cent of West Germany's electricity. for air VANCOUVER (CP) senior vice president of CP Air says Ihe Chinese government is ready to negotiate an ah' link with Canada and the next link tinued [r thaw, a Canadian carrier might have to compete with the U.S. giant Pan American World Airways for rights into China. Ask About The 1 NEW INVISIBLE 1 MULTIFOCAL LENS 1 (MULTILUX) 1 rORTICAL PJlfSCRIPTIOM f (5KI 1 in. 3il L_ PI...... rii 3609 an IMF loan backed by up to the federal is tremendous interest in the U.S. by China right countries, the the airline's international and corporate services, said the matter now is in "Canada's ball par' He said in an interview he hoped the government would move soon to cement Lhe air link, the first between China and North America since the Communists drove the Nationalists off the mainland in 1949. Mr. Cameron, who returned recently from a visit to China, said the government must soon designate a carrier to serve China. It relations between China and the Uniled States press stories that were translated to us that they are waiting for Nixon to make some positive actions backing up his intentions. "On the other hand, the Chinese interpret Canada's establishment of diplomatic relations as a dcfinile action backing up our intentions to have a harmonious relationship with them." Thinking of Mobile Living? THINK OF SIDORSKY'S OPENING SOON AT 542 ]3th ST. NORTH, IETHBRIDGE IF SIDORSKY'S CAN'T SELL FOR LESS WHO Hueficld, W Va is called the air-conditioned city because of iis height. rawT'isassK'js i MOLSON GOLDEN You give it all you've got. Molson Golden gives you all the good, smooth taste you deserve. It's the beer everyone enjoys. So get together...for a Molson Golden. Molson Golden've earned it! FOODS FOR HOLIDAY FUN Get set to enjoy (he final lony naiiday of (he lively summer season. Whatever indoor-outdoor activities you plan, foods will play a major role in making the holiday weekend just perfect. To help you, we're featuring a tremend- ous selection of fine foods ot low prices. Come stock up at attractive savingsl First to Safeway then away you gs to holiday fun. PRICES EFFECTIVE in Lethbridge Sept. 3-4. CLOSED SEPT. 6 Serve Them The Pieces They Enjoy Most! FRYING CHICKEN Serve Pan Fried or Barbecued Canada Grade A Frozen Whole T-Bone or Club Cut thick to B.B.Q. Canada Choice, Canada Good Ib. Smoked Shoulder Ranch Brand Whole Ib. FRESH BUNS SKYLARK HOT DOG or HAMBURGER Pkg. of 12 CANNED POP CRAGMONT ALL FLAVOURS Easy Open Zip Top 10 fl. oz. tin Bel Air Frozen Concentrate, Regular or Pink ......................6 fl. oz. tin 7S1.00 I R JL ECE (REAM SNOW STAR 4 Delicious Flavours POTATO CHIPS PARTY PRIDE DIPPERS Regular, Salt 'n net wt. pkg. for Empress Homo or Chunk Style......48 oz. net wt. tin Kitchen Craft or Robin Hood 20 Peanut Butter Flour Green Grapes Fresh Tomatoes Flamenco Cookware We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities Ib. bag Thompson Seedless Fresh and Flavourful.......Ib. featuring 1 saucepan. Reg. 4.99. Special I960. CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED ;