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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE Egg scramble hurts market OTTAWA (CP) Farm leaders are worried that the rotten-egg dispute will under- cut efforts to set up a controll- ed marketing system for a wide range of farm com- modities. Critics of farmer-run Mounties squash Hearst rumor GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) RCMP in this northwestern Alberta city Friday night issued a news release they probably would not have bothered with had it not been for the steady stream of telephone calls to their office from centres across North America. The calls, which began about 6 p.m. and did not subside until about 2Va hours later, stemmed from rumors that Patricia Hearst, who was kidnapped from her Los Angeles home earlier this year and subsequently became involved with the Symbionese Liberation Army, had been seen in this area. The RCMP office became inundated with calls from as far away as Montreal, Washington and Los Angeles, but police said there was no truth to the rumors. Police explained in the news release they had interviewed a sirl who was involved in a minor motorvehicle accident in the city about a.m. that day. The girl '''bore a strong resemblance to Patricia Hearst" but following the interview and a check with FBI files, it was determined she was not the daughter of Los Angeles publisher Randolph Hearst. Labor Day frost trims Alberta crop CALGARY (CP) The Alberta Wheat Pool said Fri- day that frost during the Labor Day weekend appears to have damaged both the yield and quality of crops in the province. The pool, in its weekly crop report, said late-seeded crops which were still green when the frost struck, will suffer both a yield and quality loss. "Those crops near maturity will most likely suffer only a quality loss and in the central, north-central and northern regions, one fifth to one-third of the crop may be damaged." ESTATE AUCTION SALE Tuesday, Sept p.m. AT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE WAREHOUSE 1916 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Having received instructions from the Executor of this estate we will offer the following: Nicer older bedroom suite with complete bed, chest of drawers, night table and vanity dresser with stool: Older dining room suite with table, 6 chairs and (antique Lovely light green French Provincial chesterfield and chair; Fleetwood con- sole stereo set; Dresser, chest of drawers; Chrome table and 4 chairs; Good selection of occasional arm chairs; Viking wringer washer; Set twin rinse tubs; Marconi 21" TV; Radio, record player; Day-bed; Old record player cabinet; Small old table (spool Small oak serving table; 2 old oak chairs; Old rocking chair; Old pictures; 12' stepladder: 5' stepladder; Clothers tree; 2 end tables; Iron board; Artificial Christmas tree: Records; Viking vacuum; Nice pair table lamps; TV tables; Suitcases, trunks; Floor polish- er, carpet sweeper, appliances: Old console radio; Drapes; Pots and pans, dishes. SPECIAL: ELECTROHOME CONSOLE COLOR TV This furniture must be seen to be appreciated. Come and view the items and a free coffee with us Viewing: Monday, Sept. 16 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 12 noon till Sale SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 KEITH EROMANN Lie. 012116-458 marketing boards have seized on the destruction of 28 million left to rot in improper storage by the Cana- dian Egg Marketing Agen- an attack of the marketing concept first en- dorsed by the Trudeau govern- ment in the election campaign of 1968. In a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, the Con- sumers Association of Canada reiterated its stand that marketing boards "distort supply, drive up prices ar- tificially, produce unjusti- fiable profits for many large scale producers, operate in unnecessary secrecy and generally result in inef- ficiency and waste.'1 Paul Babey, chairman of the National Farm Products Marketing Council, said op- ponents of marketing boards, which attempt to match supp- ly with demand by controlling production through a series of quotas, "aren't really concerned about wasted food or the effect on low-income consumers. They want to kill a concept." The consumers association said that if boards are to exist, "they should be recognized as monopolies which have not been created for their own sake but rather in the general public interest." "Their operations and policies should be much more open to public scrutiny than has been the case to date." Mr. Babey, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan and other proponents of the marketing concept say farmers have the right to go about their business without interference; that consumers should have no more say in the marketing of farm goods than farmers now have in the AUTHOR DIES DOUGLAS, Isle of Man Walter Greenwood. 71, author of the best-selling novel of the 1930s, Love on The Dole, was found dead Friday at his home here. marketing of such things as fertilizer or (arm implements. For the last six years the Trudeau government has backed this philosophy. When legislation giving farmers the right to establish national marketing agencies was pass- ed in 1972, all attempts to provide consumer representa- tion on the agencies were beaten down by the Liberal majority in the Commons. Now, however, the blanket endorsement of marketing boards has been drawn back somewhat. Consumer Affairs Minister Andre Ouellet has rebuked Mr. Whelan for criticizing the food prices review board for saying that all was not right in CEMA. He also has endorsed the re- view board and consumers as- sociation position that con- sumers should be represented on marketing agencies-. Blood clot hurts Nixon SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Ap) A painful blood clot has developed in the left leg of Richard Nixon, and his doctor said the former president is suffering from "severe strain and physical fatigue." However, the doctor, air force Maj.-Gen. Walter Tkach, said Nixon is "mental- ly alert" and hospital treat- ment has been ruled out at Nixon's request. The new clot apparently is not considered extremely serious because Tkach took an air force jet back to Washington Friday afternoon. A spokesman at the Nixon home said the physician will return in a week for further examination of the ailment. Tkach's statement, released Friday by a Nixon aide, said: "I have found the former president to be suffering from severe strain and physical fa- tigue, but he is mentally alert and has been working at his office at home each dav. Kootenay school workers to vote THE CANADIAN PRESS A spokesman for the Canadian Union of Public Employees said Friday negotiators for the union and four West Kootenay school districts in British Columbia have agreed on a contract proposal, which workers will vote on today Sunday. Spokesman Clarence Lacombe said schools in Trail. Castelgar, Grand Forks and Nelson and Selkirk College in Castelgar could open Monday if union members accept the proposal, worked out Friday in Nelson. Mr. Lacombe declined to give details of the pact and would only say that results of the vote will be announced as soon as they are available. Workers earlier rejected a 16-per-cent wage increase retroactive to July 1. another 12-per-cent March 1.1975. and another four per cent Nov. 1. 1975 in a two-year contract. They asked for the same in an 18-month contract or a two- year pact with a cost-of-living clause. The basic wage in the last contract, which expired June 30. was an hour. Mr. Lacombe said he hopes the memorandum of agreement signed in the west Schwartz Agencies (1972) Ltd. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 2-6 p.m. The Action Agency will show you this new 1132 sq. ft. home at 1109 Lakemount Boulevard on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Rosvold Construction has obtained a 10% mortgage and the home is ready for immediate occupancy. To solve your real estate problems, see the professionals who get results at Schwartz Agencies 329-3331. Kootenay will help speed negotiations in the east Kootenay. "I am quite confident the parties will be getting together in the east Kootenay to resolve the issue." he said. SIDES CAUCUS In the Okanagan. CUPE representatives from five school districts met Friday in Vernon, but would not disclose their discussions. School board members were to meet in Penticton today. A spokesman for the boards said earlier this week that it was hoped the two sides will meet Monday in Kelowna after their weekend talks. Nearly 45.000 students in the Kootenay and Okanagan have been affected by the contract dispute which has halted studies since Sept. 3. the date schools were to reopen after summer vacation. In Victoria, representatives of the vocational instructors association, on strike against the Vancouver Community- College council, said Friday they were unable to get a commitment from the B.C. government on their request for an industrial inquiry commissioner to resolve the dispute. Tape halt WASHINGTON The Alberian says thai a 23-year- old Vancwiver man held in a Mexican jail on drug charges has bevn threatened with his Wr because of the publicity his family has made. The daily said in a rnpynghlcd story that Ives Fiegcr said in a letter smuggl- ed out of the Lecumberri Pnson in Mexico City thai the prison commandant threaten- ed tin kill him. Mr. Fieger was arrested at Mexico City International Air- port last Nov. 25 while en route Jo Canada from Peru and charged with possessing and importing cocaine OPEN A.M. TILL P.M. C H A 328 13th Street N. rresh and Dried Floral Arrangements for all Occasions 328-6066 Evening 328-6066 ISLAMABAD. Pakistan