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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 26, 1974 Crop thefts and vandalism cost farmers thousands CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) Kraser Valley farmers are patrolling their fields in an ef- fort to stop crop thefts which a spokesman says will total thousands of dollars. Nick Dewall, president of the Fraser Valley Food and Vegetable Growers Association, charged Wednes- day that there has been little co-operation from police although crop stealing and vandalism has increased dur- New rotten egg batch destroyed VANCOUVER (CP) Ten thousand dozen commercial grade Newfoundland eggs have been ordered destroyed because they arrived rotten. The eggs were part of a rail shipment ordered by the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency in Ottawa to Vander- pol's Eggs Ltd. in nearby Surrey. They arrived Monday after a three-week trip and were condemned Tuesday by an inspector from the provincial agriculture department. Firms such as Vanderpol's buy commercial-grade eggs to break and process into powder, or to sell in bulk to bakeries. Hank Berends, Vanderpol's foreman, said today CEMA would absorb the loss. He said he was amazed that an order for commercial- grade eggs came from so far away. "It seems ridiculous to me that there wouldn't be an egg cracking station in the Maritimes. or Quebec or On- tano to handle that he said. Mr. Berends said that when his plant needs eggs, an order is placed with CEMA, which then finds a surplus to fill the order. "These are eggs that don't meet standards required for retailing in the he said. "Such orders usually are fill- ed in B.C. or in Manitoba where there seem to be a lot of surpluses. Mr. Berends said the price paid by Vanderpol's about for a case of 30 dozen is the same regardless of shipp- ing charges, whether the eggs originate in Surrey or St. John's. He said the govern- ment operated CEMA pays the freight. SECRETARIAL SERVICES TELEPHONE ANSWERING Businesses or individuals re- quiring prompt, efficient secret- arial services telephone answering should The Secretariat Professional Bldg. 329-4165 STUDENTS: We type assign- ments, term papers, etc. Reason- able rates. Crops need more warm weather CALGARY (CP) Alber- ta's farmers now have com- pleted only about one-third of the harvest and desperately need another two or three weeks of good weather, an Alberta Wheat Pool official said Wednesday. Gary Sargent, information analyst with the Pool, said re- cent hot, sunny weather allow- ed farmers to make great strides in getting this year's crops off but widespread rain showers and frosts now are predicted. Last year at the same time about half the crops were in storage but "we're about a good week to 10 days behind, reflecting the late spring seeding" this year. TOPPLES PYRAMIDS WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Federal Trade Commis- sion issued a ruling which would ban pyramid marketing. The system pays participants who recruit others to buy franchises, and the latest individuals recruited risk the loss of money they have paid out if they can't get others to sign up. The ruling was on a case involving Symbra'ette Inc., but if the courts uphold it the commission could shut down all pyramid schemes. 1003 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge Telephone 329-4426 ervices ing the past three years. He said that a telegram was sent Wednesday to Attorney- general Alex Macdonald, Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich and Premier Dave Barrett asking for police help including use of auxiliary RCMP members for night patrols. "This is the worst year we've ever had." he said. "It's so bad that people with campers have been driving into fields and taking away truckloads." Brian Sparkes, who operates 600 acres of cash crops near Agassiz across the river, said farmers from Richmond to the east end of the Fraser Valley have similar problems. "If it doesn't stop it's only a matter of time before someone gets he said. He said one farmer near Rosedale decided to do something after he lost worth of gas to thieves. The farmer attached a nine- foot blade to the front of his tractor and told the hired man to wait in the cab. When the car approached and its occupant began to fill its tank, the hired man switch- ed on the lights and the motor and headed for the car. As the surprised occupant fled, the blade sliced off the top of the car at door level, then the remains of the car were pushed down a bank. "No one has been back since." said Mr. Sparkes. Mr. Dewall explained that high on the list for both night and daytime stalkers are corn, strawberries, potatoes and carrots. In one field he lost more than a ton of corn, and in another a minimum of worth of corn everything in the first 10 rows next to the road was stripped. "I don't understand the at- titude of the public, police and the he said. "Most people seem to have the im- pression that a fanner won't miss a few dozen cobs of corn, carrots or cabbages. "But if it was shoplifting the courts would be severe and if someone broke into your home it would be even worse. Yet when we go to the police and even have information about vehicles and people we have sen stealing in our fields, they say there is little they can do." Bank interest won't change MONTREAL (CP) A Bank of Montreal spokesman said Wednesday he does not expect an immediate drop in Canadian prime interest rates following announcements of lower prime rates from several major American banks. "We have lagged behind the U.S. rates on the way up." the spokesman said. "I therefore would expect some lag before the move down." Revenue Canada Customs and Excise CANADA CUSTOMS INFORMATION SHOULD YOU REQUIRE IN- FORMATION OR ASSISTANCE RELATIVE TO CUSTOMS MATTERS. YOU MAY CALL YOUR LOCAL CUSTOMS OFFJCE. IF THERE IS NO LOCAL OFFiCE. ASK YOUR TELE- PHONE OPERATOR FOR THE FOLLOWING ZENITH NUM- BER AND YOUR CALL WILL BE PLACED WITHOUT CHARGE MONDAY TO FRIDAY 0900h-1700h 66200 1700h 2400h 66201 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 0900h-2400h 66201 Revenu Canada Douanes et Accise DOUANES Ml CANADA INFORMATION SI VOUS DESiREZ DES REN- SEIGNEMENTS OU DE L'AIDE CONCERNANT LES DOUANES DU CANADA. VEU1LLEZ TELE- PHONER LE BUREAU DES DOU- ANES DANS VOTRE LOCAUTE. POUR UNE COMMUNICA- TION INTERURBAINE. OE- MANDEZ A VOTRE TELEPHOf.- ISTE POUR LE NUMERO ZENITH SUJVANT ET VOTPE APPEL SERA TRANSMIT SAN3 FRA1S. LUNDIAUVENDREDI 0900h 1700H 66200 1700h 2400h 66201 SAMEDI ET DIMANCHE 0900h 2400N 66201 The Herald Business Golds lead sharp decline in Toronto market prices Stocks Miscellaneous Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal M1DLANIJ DOHERTY LIMITED WESTERN OILS AND MINES Alton Mines 4 05 Albany Oil 24 Alta East Gas 4.50 Alminex 4.70 Asamera 7.00 Ashland Oil 6.37V, BP Canada 11.12V4 Brenda Mines 4 15 Cda Southern 2 15 Cdn Export Gas 2.05 Cdn Homestead 2.90 Cdn Ind Gas 460 Cdn Long Island .14 Cdn Superior 28.00 Chieltan Dev 4 50 Dome Pete 21 00 Dynasty 6 75 Nu Ft Reliance 16 Giant Mascot 70 Gibraltar Mines 6.25 Granisle Grt Cdn Oil 5.50 Lochiel Explor 1.16 Lytton Minerals 1.10 North Cdn Oil 3 15 Nurnac Oil 9 12V2 PanCdn Pete 7.75 Pan Ocean 8.00 Petrol 1.20 Pinnacle .17 Place Gas .20 Ponder .48 Ranger Oil Scurry Rainbow 19.00 Seibens 7 00 Spooner .20 Total Pete 6.25 Ulster Pete .61 United Canso 8.00 Westcoast Pete 2.75 West Decalta 3.85 MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIALS Acres Ltd 6 Aquitame 1700 BC Sugar C Pfd 1125 Block Bros 2.85 Canbra Foods 2.50 Cdn A Pfd 25.75 Cdn Pac Inv 13.00 Carlmg A Pfd 16.75 Carlmg B Pfd 20 25 Com Cap Corp 1 50 Crest Forest 3.15 Crowsnest Indus 1400 Falcon Copper 8.00 F M Trust 3.50 Genstar 14.50 Home Oil A 20.00 Home Oil B 17.50 Hud Bay Co 11.00 Hud Bay Oil 25.00 Hugh Russell C Pfd 55 00 Husky OH 1400 Husky Oil B Pfd 32 00 Husky Oil E War 3.75 Inter Pipe War 1.76 Inter S P 12.37V, Kaiser Res 3 40 Kaiser Pes War 1.30 Loblaw C Pfd 22 Magnasonics 1 55 Pacific Pete Pe Ben Oilfield 2.95 Ramer Inc Royal Trust Teledyne Tnmac Westfield Min Weston A Pld Whitepass Yukon 2.25 20.25 390 3.30 .60 44.00 6.37 'A PIPELINE STOCKS Alta Gas A Alta Gas Pfd 60.00 Alta Nat Gas 17.00 Gaz Metro 4.80 Gaz Metro A Pfd 53.00 Inland Nat Gas 9.75 N C Gas 8.75 N C B Ptd Pac Gas Trans Tr-Cda Pipe 850 Tr-Cda A Pfd 45.75 Tr-Cda B Pfd 26 00 Tr-Cda Pipe War .75 West Trans 16.00 West Trans War 1.55 CALGARY Acroll .33 Barons Oil .04 N Continental 02 Western Warner VANCOUVER MINES Bathurst Norsemmes .67 Cima Resources .30 Dankoe 2.15 Davenport .37 Lornex 5.25 Northair Mines 1.60 Primer 04 Pyramid .06 Silver Standard 1.00 Valley Copper 5.25 INDUSTRIALS Key Industries .09 Wardair 1.35 OILS August Petroleum .18 Plains Pete 09 Stampede Int'l Res .52 MUTUAL FUNDS All Cdn. Compound 4.66 5.07 All Cdn. Dividend 4.79 5.21 All Cdn. Ventures 217 2.36 Amer Growth Fund 3 42 3 76 A G.F Special 1 72 Cdn Invest Fund 380 417 Eaton Cornnwlth 10.97 Eaton Leverage 2.45 Eaton Int'l Venture 4.45 Corp Investors 4.78 5.25 Corp Invest Stock Fund 3.63 3.99 Dreyfus Fund US 7.59 832 Great Pacific 3.60 3 94 Grouped In Shares 239 Growth Equity 4 72 5.19 Invest Growth Fund 8.96 9.79 Invest Mutual 4.46 4.88 Mutual Accum 4.90 5.39 Nat Resources 3.43 3.79 N.W. Cdn. 4.15 456 N.W. Growth 3.40 3 74 Principal Growth 3.08 3.38 Royfund 5 06 5.27 Templeton Growth 6 32 6.93 United Accum 3 46 3.80 Universal Savings 6.50 7.16 Umvest 5.27 5.79 Vanguard 3.89 4 26 TORONTO (CP) Gold shares ted a sharp decline on the Toronto stock market in light mid-morning trading to- day. The gold index was off 10.1 to 339.81, base metals .03 to 66.07 and western oils 1.35 to 136.57. The industrial index, widely-based indicator of market direction, was down 2.11 to 156.25. Declining issues led ad- MONTREAL (CP) Prices were lower irj light trading on the Montreal Stock Exchange today. Volume at a.m. was shares, compared with 237.100 shares at the same time Wednesday. The industrial index fell 3 08 to 164.23, banks 269 to 211.61, the com- posite 2.53 to 160.10, papers .95 to 100.72 and utilities 55 to 117.78. Imperial Oil class "A" dropped to S24'A, Noranda Mines class "A" 1 to Alcan to Shell Canada to Distillers Corp.-Seagrams Vz to Pan Ocean Oil to and Celanese Canada 20 cents to National Trust Company rose 1 to and Zeller's Ltd. V8 to Among speculative issues. White Star Copper Mines rose two cents to 31 cents after trading shares. VANCOUVER (CP) Prices were down in light trading on the Vancouver Stock Exchange this morning. Opening volume was shares. In the industrials, Cornat was down .05 at on In the mines, New Territorial was down .07 at. 13 on In the oils. Rand A was unchanged at 61 on 500. Toronto mines, industrials (Supplied by Richardson Securities of Canada) MINES Acme Advocate Asb Akaitcho Bralorne Broulan Bethlehem Bovis Brunswick Can NW Land Canada Tung Cassiar Centra! Pat Chimo Conwest Cons Rambler Coin Lake Cochenour Craigmont Dickenson Mines Dentson Mines D'Eldona Dome Mines Discovery Mines East Malartic East Sullivan Faiconbndge Frobex First Maritimes Giant Y.K. GrancJuc Hollmger A Hudson Bay A Hydra Ex Iron Bay Iso Quebec r> als 53 flown 1032