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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 45 The LetKbttdge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 239 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES West Farmers Caught With Bins Down By CAROL MOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) The summer turnaround in world grain markets, bringing stronger demand and prices, has caught seme Prairie farmers with their granaries down, federal officials say. With reports of bao' weather hitting crops in Eu- rope, Australia and Argentina, plus corn blight in the United States, feedmills and their agents put in ear- ly orders for coarse grains and bid up prices of lower grades of wheat for feed. The corn-shortage at first to be worse than it ultimately gave an upward push to an already buoyant market for oilseeds, es- pecially rapesecd. The present shortage of feedgrains at Prairie rail terminals developed in part because some farmers are caught in a squeeze between the attraction of rising market prices and their own requirements tor livestock feed. Terminal elevator stocks of barley, durum wheat, oats and lower grades of hard wheat have run down. The barley-supply situation is described officially as most critical, with shippers waiting to fill orders that exceeded the all-time export record of 122 mil- lion bushels even before this summer's crop was har- vested. In some cases tile shortage stems from the slow- market glut days of last winter. Bootlegged Wheat Thai farmers with bulging granaries and slight de- mand from the official marketing system run by the Canadian wheat board bootlegged lower grades of wheat directly to feedmills and cattle feedlots in Can- ada and the United States. The price was little as 50 cents a bushel, or as much .as below the official rate. But the farmers needed cash and saw little prospect of a stronger market. Grain farmers with livestock normally hold onto lower-priced wheat for feed, reserving top wheat and feedgrains for market. The slow grain market prompted many to increase the size of beef herds, so requirements for on-farm feed have risen. Those who unloaded all or most of low-grade grain on bootleg markets are caught by the dilemma of whether to hold onto barley and other thereby passing up an opportunity of good market cashing in on the feedgrain demand. Selling the feedgrain might leave the farmer short of his needs. Sometime next winter he might be forced to feed his cattle with precious premium-grade wheat. "That would go against the farmer's one expert said. Farmers Upset Thus, some farmers are almost as upset now as they were during the market slump last year and the government campaign last spring to get them to re-. duce wheat acreage. One farmer who opposed the cash-for-fallow fed- eral program and built himself extra granary capac- ity finds now that he wasted his money. He won't need the space after all. Others who opted reluctantly to switch wheatland to summerfallow wish they had planted moire grain in what has turned out to be a good year for yields and markets. Grumblings also have been reported to the effect that the wheat marketing agent for wheat, barley and1 not be so eager to enter into sales commitments. It might be better to hold off until prices climb higher, it is suggested. But grain officials say markets are not all that spectacular. Australia, for example may be. suffering crop losses in premium-wheat regions, but stockpiles of lower grades are plentiful. In any case, one official said, there is no way orders are going to be turned down after the expe- rience of scrambling for buyers in the last few years. Double Quotas WINNIPEG (CP) An immediate doubling of de- livery quotas on barley was announced Wednesday in a Canadian wheat board move to encom-age Prairie fanners to step up deliveries needed for export ship- ment. With the increase, producers now will be able to deliver to country elevators a total of 10 bushels of barley per quota acre. Quota acres are based on the acreage seeded to barley this spring and any el- igible acreage a producer assigned to tills crop in his permit-book application. W. C. McNamara, chief commissioner of UK board, said Canada's current shipping program calls for the biggest grain movement in the country's history, but that producer deliveries of the kind of grain needed to meet export commitments have not kept pace with shipments from country elevators. With the slow pace of producer deliveries, coun- try-elevator stocks of grain needed for shipment to terminals, notably barley and oats, have fallen off sharply in recent weeks. Said Mr. McNamara's statement: "I know many producers are busy with harvesting operations, but to ensure that we can meet our sales commitments, it is extremely urgent that producers respond quickly to the delivery quotas that have been established." With the increased opportunity for barley de- liveries, the quota position on wheat board grains is as follows: barley, 10 bushels per quota acre; wheat grading No. 4 northern or lower, an advance quota of two bushels per quota acre; oats five bushels per quota acre; durum wheat, an advance quota of three bushels per quota acre. Trudeau Shuffles Ottawa Cabinet OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau shuffled his cabi- net today, appointing Privy' Council President Donald MacDonald minister of national defence and moving some other ministers. Immigration Minister Allan MacEachen replaces Mr. Mac- donald as Privy Council presi- dent and government House leader. Revenue Minister Jean-Pierre Cote becomes a minister with- out portfolio responsible for the post office. He will be replaced by Herb Gray, a minister with- out portfolio, who will also con. tinue special responsibilities for foreign ownership. Otto Lang, a minister without portfolio will become manpower and immigration minister re- placing Mr. MacEachen, but will continue responsibility for the Canadian wheat board. The changes were announced by Mr. Trudeau following a cab- inet meeting. May Shorten Pheasant Season CALGARY (CP) The Al' berta government may shorten the pheasant hunting season next year to enable the birds to winter better, J. Donovan Ross, lands and forests minis- ter, said Wednesday. Dr. Ross said in an interview the hunting season could be re- duced to weeks since thera is concern in the fish and wild- life division that the longer season drives birds on to the open prairies where they are more vulnerable to winter kill. The shorter season, he said would enable the bids to re- turn to their normal habitats before the "severe" cold sets in, helping them to strengthen themselves. The present hunting season is scheduled from Oct. 9-31 with a daily bag of three birds and a possession limit of nine, and from Nov. 2 to Dec. 5 with a daily bag of five birds and a possession limit of 15. Couple Robbed Of In Savings EDMONTON (CP) Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Schonert saved their money for a year and planned to put in the bank Wednesday. Tuesday night, while they were waiting for a bus, a young purse snatcher grabbed Mrs. Schonert's p'urse containing the money and fled. Mr. Schonert is 78. HIS DAD 15 ONLY 15 The wife and newborn son of 15-year-old Walter E. Martin are shown at the home of Mrs. Martin's parents at Dothan, Ala, Martin is the twice-wounded veteran of the war in Vietnam who was discharged by the Army because of his age. His wife, Rosa Lee, is 17. The baby was born last week. Tornado Rips Matteoti Farm A tornado-like storm hit the lease farrrc of. Valerio Matteoti on the Blood InoUan Reserve Wednesday morning, causing about damage to grains and machine storage buildings. Mr. Matteoti said the funnel- shaped cloud was first noticed to be quite small about a mile away and began moving to- ward the farmyard. He warned everyone to stay clear of the buildings. "It looks scarey" he said. When the tornado struck, it first lifted a machine shed four feet into the air and crashed it on the ground. It moved to hit two graneries asd a ma- chine shed, but missed the house with three persons in- side, Mr. Matteoti said: "The wind made a screaming noise, it was the worst thing I have ever seen. I never want to see anoth- er like The lease farm is located about 25 miles southwest of Lethbridge. The storm struck about a.m. The Lethbridge weather of- fice said this morning while they have no official report of a tornado there was a very ac- tive thunder and lightning storm in the area southwest of Uie city. This was observed front the weather office. A tornado by weather-office definition is a funnel-shaped whirling cloud that touches the ground. If it does not touch the ground it is not technically a tornado. Mr. Matteoti said the weath- er just prior to the storm was quite warm and then turned quickly to cold. Clean-up work on the build- ings is being done today. No one was hurt in the storm. Tornados are rare in this area, although two were rec- orded in the Calgary region this summer both of a mi- nor nature, with little damage resulting. Hijacker Returned MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Robert Labadie, an alleged United States aircraft hijacker, was re- turned to the U.S. today from first time the Havana regime had directly sent such a person back to the U.S. U.S. officials went to Cuba to get him. U.S. Immigration authorities said Labadie charged with hi- jacking a TWA flight Aug. 24 was returned shortly before noon on the second of the regu- lar daily Cuban refugee airlift flights to Miami. Gun Pulled In Dispute Over Cardston Business 'It's no good! You'll have to letSpiro out? CARDSTON (Special) Nine persons were held at gun- point in a business establish- ment here late Tuesday night by one man brandishing a load- ed shotgun in a dispute over the ownership, of the business. The unidentified man was at- tempting to keep a second par- ty from removing equipment and supplies from the estab- lishment. Police arrived on the scene and took possession of the gun which was found to contain three shells. Four RCMP officers were called to the scene and police officals took possession of all equipment and supplies pend- ing the outcome of -the dispute of ownership. Police are continuing their investigation. Hussein Troops Aim To Break Back Of Foes BEIRUT, Lebanon (CP) King Hussein's troops launched their biggest offen- sive of the Jordan war, now in its eighth day, aimed at breaking the back of guer- rilla forces in the north today, and Amman radio said guerrillas have surrend- ered. New fighting broke in Amman, the capital, and in the outskirts, despite a ceasefire proclamation. But the new fighting was not expected to halt the rescue airlift being formed to Sharp Declares UN On Trial take foreigners out of the battered capital. CALLED A TRICK Moves to bring peace stalled before the big guns. Guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat repudi- ated a peace agreement nego- tiated by a Cairo peace team and four guerrilla leaders in Amman. Arafat called it a "trick." The Al Fatah guerrilla infor- mation office in Beirut said Jordanian artillery this morn- ing began the "saturation shell- ing" of Irbid, the biggest stronghold in the guerrillas' "liberated area" in north Jor- dan. Reuters correspondent Malik Al-Husseini reported from the Irbid area Wednesday night that, the northern provincial capital was 'inder air and artil- lery attack with big fires burn- ing. APPEALS TO EGYPT Arafat appealed to Egyptian President Nasser to intervene personally to settle the Jordan crisis after he had repudiated the peace agreement reached between Hussein and a group of guerrilla leaders. In a cable to Nasser broad- cast by the Voice of Palestine radio, Arafat said the four commando chieftains who made the peace agreement in Amman with Uie king were not empowered to speak for the guerrilla central committee. Arafat called en the media- tion mission from Cairo under Sudanese President Jaafar Al- Nimeriy to go into Amman to meet the guerrilla central com- mittee and see the true situa- tion for themselves. The com- mittee flew back to Cairo Wednesday night without see- ing Arafat, whose whereabouts are unknown. In Moscow, Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny said his coun- try viewed any outside inter- ference in Jordan as "inadmis- sible" and Indicated that the U.S. 6th Fleet posed such a threat. In the last few days, the fleet has massed in the eastern Mediterranean as U.S. Army units in the United States and Germany were placed on alert in case they were needed to evacuate Americans from Jor- dan. At United Nations Britain declared today it was relying on Arab governments to put an end to the tragic strife in Jor- dan and provide humanitarian treatment for the victims. Sir Alec Douglas-Home Brit- ish1 foreign secretary, made the statement in a policy speech to the UN General As- sembly. OUT BEIRUT (Reuters) Chart- ered aircraft of Middle East Airlines arrived hire today from Amman with 55 passen- gers on board, including citizens of Britain, the United States, Formosa, India and Japan. Parity Raids Back ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) A dis- order common to another the panty reappeared at the Cornell University cam- pus. Campus police said 800 mala undergraduates marched on a co-ed dormitory, Tuesday night and called for the undies. They inarched away half an hour later, many waving prizes that had been tossed out of win- dows by laughing women stu- dents. Develop New Cancer Treatment SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Cancer victims soon will be treated by a revolutionary sys- with Canadian shoots radia- tion into patients by remote con- trol. Dr. Carl F. von Essen says he and associates at the University of California developed the sys- tem to overcome one of radioth- erapy's toughest ting radiation to a cancerous area without destroying inter- vening tissue. "The instrument shoots small beads of radioactive cobalt into patients through thin mstal or plastic ho said Wednes- day in an interview. "The beads are moved through the tubing and positioned at the cancer site by a scries of cables operated by remote control." Development of the system took three years and was done in collaboration with Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd., said von Essen, professor of radiol- ogy and director of the division of radiotherapy at the Univer- sity of California San Diego Medical School. The entire treatment takes only a few he said, "and it can be done on an out- patient basis." The macluiic, covered with lead to protect the patient and the operator, has three tubes In Mideast UNITED NATIONS (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said today that "the United Nations is on trial in the face of an obvious threat to the peace hi the Middle East." In a speech to the General As- sembly, the Canadian minister added: "This means that all of us, the member nations are on trial. "If we are to meet this chal- lenge we must stand behind the effort of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring (UN Middle East envoy) and others attempting to bring peace to that troubled area." The minister gave his address a day after telling a press con- ference that the whole world has an "enormous stake" in Middle East peace and smaller cduntrKS should have a role in achieving it. He said he is sounding out other foreign ministers on the possibility of dialogues among countries not directly involved in the Middle East that could help achieve a settlement in the area. He said these dialogues could be held within and without the UN. PRESSES CAMPAIGN Sharp devoted most of his speech to pressing Canada's campaign for a "renewal" of the UN aimed at improving the World organization's capacity for "converting common pur- pose into common action." The bulk of the campaign calls for improvement on many of the procedures in the UN. But he said: "The relevance and the competence of the UN are being called into question all over the world. "The world community needs the UN. It needs a UN that has renewed itself, that .has trans- formed itself from an arena in which governments jostle for transient political advantage into a place of action where is- sues are faced, solutions are found and problems resolved. "Such a UN would do more than serve the ambitions member governments, it would begin to meet Uie needs of the MITCHELL SHARP sounds warning people of the world in whose name the Charter was pro- claimed." TRUDEAU TO SPEAK He said Wednesday Canada's main policy speech will be de- livered in October when Prime Minister Trudeau attends the 25th anniversary commemora- tive session of the General As- sembly. He did not announce the date of Trudeau's visit but it is ex- pected to be Oct. 14. At his news conference Wednesday Sharp said the less- involved countries could "pro- ride a framework of alterna- tives" for the various sides in the Middle East. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CO UNO SLEEPER Kcrm Slav tossing and turning for two weeks and threaten- ing to return to a local gar- age and "buy back my old grey truck to ease my con- science." Fred Pitts seen displaying his fire fight- ing talents in using 15 fire extinguishers to put out a garage fire Jack Patey thinking of changing his name to Fred, fearing a burst of gunfire everytime someone says Hi Jack Clark Metheral explaining to friends that a coulee is simply an up- side-down hill. U.S. Railway Wjalkout Delayed WASHINGTON (AP) A threatened strike that could shut down U.S. railways has been postponed two weeks to give negotiators more time to settle a dispute over elimination of firemen's jobs. The postponement, worked out by the railways and the United Transportation Union, was announced early today- after negotiations continued past the a.m. strike dead- line. The lingering dispute is one of the toughest to involve govern- ment mediators. The debate over using firemen on diesel lo- comotives has been going on for years. Eaton Mansion Goes On Sale TORONTO (CP) The ele- gant mansion of the late Lady Eaton went on sale Wednesday for Matriarch of one of Canada's wealthiest families, Lady Eaton died last July at the age of 90. Her husband, John Craig Eaton, who predeceased her, succeeded h-i. father as president of T. Eaton Co. which are inserted in body cavi- ties such as the mouth, rectum and urinary tract, von Essen said. "But it can also be used in other areas by introducing the tubes into the body through sur- he added. The cobalt beads or pellets, he said, are "about the size of a small pebble" and arc posi- tioned in the patient's body by technicians in a radiation-free area. ilffiillllllllBl UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go ;