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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September LETHBRIDGE HERALD Moderate mid-morning trade TSE prices down sharply TORONTO (CP) Prices on the Toronto Stock market were sharply lower in moderate mid morning trading today. The industrial index fell 2.72 to 160.41, golds 4.18 to 491.50, base metals .81 to 68.51 and western oils 3.61 to 140.39. Volume by 11 a.m. was Market trends VANCOUVER (CP) Prices were down on light trading on the Vancouver Stock exchange this morning. Volume in the first hour was 150.000 shares. In the industrials, Laurentide was unchanged at on shares. In the mines, Torwest was unchang- ed at .08 on 20.000 shares. In the oils, Davoil was unchanged at 16 on shares. On the cur bexchange 12.000 shares were traded. Thor Explorations was down .01 at on shares. Prices were mixed in light trading at the close Tuesday. Volume was shares. In the industrials, EDP industries was up .01 at .08 on shares. Canterra was unchanged at .1814 on shares. Venture properties was down .05 at .35 on shares. Newmark was unchanged .60 on shares. Block Bros, was unchanged and Cornat was down .40 at In the mines. BX Developments was down .08 at .76 on 34.120 shares Barrier Reef was down .23 at on shares. San Jacinto was unchanged at .17 on 27.000 shares. Yukon gold was down .01 at .16 on shares. Northair was unchanged atS1.42andGrandora was up .01 at .23. In the oils. Cop Ex was up cent at on 34.000 shares. Davenport was unchanged at .40 on 15.700 shares. Payette was down .05 V2 at .32 on 15.500 shares. Princess was unchanged at .14% on shares. Rand A was up .05 at .80 and Five Star was unchanged at .04 On the curb exchange, 261.233 shares were traded. Thor Explorations was up .12 at on shares. Claymore was up at .15 on 20.000 shares Winnipeg grain WINNIPEG (CP) Flax tumbled by mid-session today on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, erasing earlier gains. With the exception of one long month of rye, all prices moved lower in only modest activity. Mid-session prices: Thunder Bay rapeseed: Oct. 20 lower 7.99A: Nov. nine lower 7.85A: Dec. 10 lower 7.80A; May unchanged 8.0DA. Vancouver Rapeseed: Sept 20 lower 7.89A: Nov. 18 lower 7.88A, Jan. 19 lower 7.81A: Mar 17% lower Flax: Oct. eight lower 10.75A. Nov. 12 lower 10.55: Dec. nine lower 10 45A: May two lower 10.30A. Feed wheat: Oct. lower 409A: Dec. 2% lower 4.12A: May seven lower 4.31A: July unchanged 4.26A. Corn: Dec. nine lower 3.53: Mar. eight lower 3.57A; May seven lower 3.62B: July seven lower Barley: Oct. lower 2.93'zB: Dec. lower May six lower July four lower 3.01A. Oats: Oct. unchanged 1.80A: Dec. one lower 1.80A: May unchanged 1.82A. July unchanged 1.90A. Rye: Oct six lower 2.70'-zA: Dec. o'i lower 2.643'4B: May seven lower 2.84 KB. Grain quotes Tuesday Dasis Lakehead: High Low Close Flax Oct 1099 1081 1083 Nov 1079 1065 1067 Dec 1064 1054 1054 May 1032 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Oct 824 819 819 Nov 794 Dec 780 May 800 Rapeseed Vancouver Sep 838'i 809 809 Nov 840 806 806 Jan 830 800 800 Mar 805 779'i Corn basis Montreal Dec 375 362 362 Mar 378'j 365 365 May 369 Jly' Rje Oct 287 274 Dec 282 268 270 May 291'j 279' Jly" 276 Barley Oct 306 299 300 Dec 299 292 292 May 306 29S3) Jly" 276 Barley Get 306 299 300 Dec 299 292 292 May 306 298'j Jly" 305 Oats Ort 187 180 180 Dec 1B1 May 182 Jly" 190 Feed Wheat Oct 412'i -W91! 409'i Dec 434'i May 420 Jlv" 426 Cadet resources was down cent at .25 on shares. Mission mines was up .05 at .95 on shares. Gentry was unchanged at .15 and Starletta was unchanged at .06. CHICAGO (AP) Most commodity futures declined Monday as profit- taking and apparent speculative liquidation moves were set into motion. On the Board of Trade, soybeans, soy oil and meal, corn and oats futures all fell to limits during the session, but soy meal closed A shade above the bottom. Soybeans lost 20 cents a bushel, oil 100 points, corn 10 cents and oats 6 cents. Live cattle futures were down the limit of a hundredweight for the fifth straight session and marked a drop of in about two weeks. Live hogs fell the limit of a hundredweight and pork bellies lost 150 points, also a limit. Shell eggs closed lower after maintaining a steady to firm profile through most of the mercantile exchange session. Silver futures fell the limit of 20 cents an ounce as gold weakened on world exchanges along with copper futures. The various major currencies also tended to ease a shade. Coffee, orange juice and Maine potato futures also declined. Cotton futures were mixed, while world sugar and cocoa futures advanced. At the close on the Board of Trade. Chicago wheat was 10 to 17V2 cents a bushel lower Sept. 4.07; Gulf wheat down 7 cents: corn 10 lower, Sept. 3 34''z oats 6 lower. Sept. 1.55: and soybeans lost 20 cents, Sept. 7.16. Grain quotations Tuesday: Wheat- Sep 4.07; Dec 4.27; Mar 4.41: May 4.39: July 4.21. Corn: Sep Dec 3.32'4; Mar May 3.42: July 3.43. Oats: Sep 155; Dec 1.553.4: Mar May 1.63. MONTREAL (CP) Prices con- tinued to fall steadily today on the Montreal Stock Exchange. All sectors dropped sharply. Banks fell 4.51 to 200.59, papers 3.11 to 100.95. industrials 2.70 to 172.53. the composite 2 58 to 164.89 and utilities 1.27 to 117.69. Pacific Petroleum fell 1 to Canadian Javelin 3s to Consolidated-Bathurst '4 to Dominion Textile Vi to Toronto- Dominion Bank V4 to Vj, Algoma Steel to Bank of Montreal to S12, Bank of Nova Scotia to International Nickel Vj to and Pancanadian Petroleum Vi to Among speculative issues. Gaspe Quebec Mines fell six cents to SI.07 after trading shares. NEW YORK (AP) The stock market, hit by selling at the opening, suffered another sharp setback today. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 in- dustrials was down 12.59 to 650.74. hav- ing recovered slightly from a 17-point slide in the early trading. Losers main- tained a 6-to-l lead over gainers in accelerated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE's noon composite index of all listed common stocks was down .85 to 36.05. Syntex was the Amex volume leader, down to Among Canadian issues on the NYSE. Dome Mines was up 's to while Alcan fell '-2 to Canadian Pacific to Inco lh. to Hiram Walker Vi to and Seagrams 3i. to Metals LONDON (AP) Tuesday's closing metals bid ask in pounds sterling a metric ton: silver in pence a troy ounce: Copper-spot 668-670: futures 1.058-686 Tin-spot 4.125-4.150: futures 3.625-3.630. Lead-spot 231.5-233: futures 229-229.25 Zinc-spot 418-420; futures 429-430 Sih'er-spot 173.5-174.5: 3 months 178.5- 179. Gold prices LONDON (AP) Tuesday's closing gold prices in U.S. dollars an ounce: London 157.75 Pans 161.62 Frankfurt 158.98 Zurirh Hong Kong 156 61 Beirut 5.103 a kilo Feed prices WINNIPEG (CP> Wheat Board domestic feed grain prices Tuesdav: 3 CW No. I Red Spring wheat 4 Hrcdnats. 1.90: No 1 feed barter 3.00. Now Is The Time Mr. Businessman! There is no belter way to say thank you to your valued cus- tomers than wiJh personalized "CHRISTMAS GREETING CARDS" We have an exclusive line f and would be happy to show it Jo you, don't be dissappoint- ed. order before Dec. 4th from Ed. ED BAUER 329-3388 THEHERALDPRiNTERS 329-33S8 000 shares compared with shares at the same time Tuesday. Declines outnumbered ad- vances 277 to 26 with 160 issues unchanged. Falconbridge Nickel lost 1% to Vs, Shell Canada to Vz, Abitibi Paper to Texasgulf to and Bow Valley to Agnico-Eagle was down lk to Dickenson to Brunswick mining 25 cents to and Yellowknife Bear 15 cents to United Canso fell to Ranger to V2 and Pan Ocean Vz to Fidelity Mortgage gained to Lost River five cents to and Dynasty to Livestock Calgary CALGARY (CP) Heavy receipts to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calgary public stockyards totalled about head consisting mostly of slaughter steers, heifers and cows. Trade was active with a good local and eastern demand. Slaughter steers steady to 25 higher. Young fed bulls under pressure, selling mainly to 40-44. Heifers higher, sales to 44.60. Cows steady to higher, sales to 24.60. Bulls met an indifferent demand to SI .50 lower. Steers Al-2 50-51.50. A3 48-49.50. Heifers Al-2 43-44.30, A3 41-43. Cows Dl-2 23-24. D3 20.50-22.50. D4 16-20. Good bulls 25-28.50. There were insufficient replacements sold early to establish quotations. Hogs to 11 a.m. average base price 50.95. Hog prices EDMONTON (CPl Prices to 11 a.m. Wednesday provided by the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board. Tuesday prices in brackets. Edmonton- 50.90 (51.92) Calgary: 50.95 (51.45) Red Deer: 50.85 (51.49) Lethbridge: Nil (51.18) Fort Macleod: Nil (51.30) Hogs sold to 11 a.m.: 691. Hogs sold Tuesday: 11.190: average: 51.65. Sows average: 29.40. Gold futures WINNIPEG (CP) Gold futures. U.S. funds. Winnipeg Commodity Exchange close Tuesday. 400-ounce contracts: Oct 74 159.00: Jan 75 166.30A: April 75 173.00A: July 75 179.20A: Oct 75 185.50A. Friday's volume: 211 contracts. 100-ounce contracts: Nov 74 161.50B: Feb 75 168.40: May 75 175.50A; Aug 75 182.50A. Friday's volume: 68 contracts. Currencies MONTREAL (CPi Wednesday's mid-day foreign exchange selling rates supplied by the Bank of Montreal: Bermuda dollar 1.01 France franc .2100 German mark .3870 Japan yen .003310 Mexico peso .0795 Switzerland franc .3325 United States dollar .9900 United Kingdom pound 2.3150 U.S.S.R. ruble 1.3021 Quotations in Canadian funds. Dollar value MONTREAL (CP) U.S. dollar in terms of Canadian funds at noon today was unchanged at 16-25. Pound sterling was down 1-25 at Vj. In New York, the Canadian dollar was down 1-100 at S1.01 37-100. Pound sterling was down 1-25 at 2-5. Beef futures WINNIPEG 1S74. a share. 1973. S8.7W.OOO. 12. Fordltost uaf tonal .fndiiytfteft Ud.. nwrrlh? Jtmc 30. 1974. JJR.flOn. no pn tJeare. 1S7S. Sffi.OOO. Joss GDC Capital Ud., months ended JOTW 3fi J974. S449.W2. 10. owfts share 3S73. S324.WO. 6.2 certs Indiwtrtw Ud., six rnwrOn ended Jone 30 1974. 295. a 1973 MXtSfl 43 4