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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1974 15 Cents 32 Pages Whelan admits 'terrible waste9 in egg marketing MORE EGGS DESTROYED SURREY, B.C. (CP) A second shipment of New- foundland eggs arrived Thursday at Vanderpol's Eggs Ltd. and had to be dumped because it was damaged. Hank Berends, foreman at .Vanderpol's, said the en- tire shipment dozen eggs was condemned by an irspectoi m the Canada Department of Agriculture. He said this shipment and Wednesday's shipment of dozen had been damaged in transit because they were improperly packed. Ottawa pigeonholes rail passenger plan OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Thursday it is just stating the obvious" to argue that the country's egg marketing system has been "badly administered, that horrendous mistakes were made, that there has been a terrible waste. "The task we face today is making sure the same mis- takes don't continue and aren't repeated." Mr. Whelan made the state- ment in a lengthy written de- fence of the egg production and marketing system after telling reporters earlier in the day that he now favors a full inquiry into egg marketing. Consumer groups and op- position critics have made repeated calls for such an in- quiry following revelations that millions of eggs are being destroyed because the Cana- dian Egg Marketing Agency left them to rot in improper storage. Recently, a Toronto ex- porter has charged that an order for 50 million eggs by Austria was rejected by the agency because the price was too low. Mr. Whelan said he wants "the public to know the whole story" because "instant ex- perts are making many producers feel they shouldn't be in the business. "That concerns me." In his statement, Mr Whelan traces the volatile history of egg marketing in the country, commenting on the inter-provincial chicken- and-egg war of the early lS70s, efforts to set up controlled production and the evolution of the national egg marketing agency under federal marketing legislation passed in 1972. "There is all kinds of room for differences of opinion on a philosophy as basic as planned production and marketing of the statement said. "But the choice is essential- ly between stability and in- stability in the egg industry. "The benefits of stability are obvious, not just for producers, but even more so for consumers." He said he was just as upset as anyone else that 28 million by the agency as surplus and now being de- stroyed because they went been lost. But CEMA "did not deliber- ately destroy eggs. "Why would they, when that loss is a direct loss to produc- Consumers will not have to foot the bill for any mistakes the agency has made, Mr. Whelan said. Farmers are paying through levies assess- ed against every dozen eggs they sell. Furthermore, farmers could not gouge consumers because imports would soon flood the Canadian unregulated egg producers "would move in to undercut prices." BILL GROENEN photo Sign of times Coming frost and snow won't dampen the spirits of these young hockey enthusiasts practicing on the grass at the Norbridge Lions Park. In fact, the more frost the better is undoubtedly what they want. More frost is forecast for the weekend, although the weather- man has promised a slight improvement in daytime temperatures. Rocky's tax audit delays approval Ford men investigated for Watergate taint WASHINGTON (AP) The complexity of Nelson Rockefeller's tax returns seems likely to delay Senate action on his vice-presidential nomination until after the November elections, inform- ed sources said today. U.S. embassy official kidnapped SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Five men armed with sub- machine-guns today kid- napped Barbara Hutchison, director of the United States embassy's information office here, the embassy an- nounced. A spokesman said the 47- year-old official was leaving her offices when the five seiz- ed her, put her in a car and sped away. The sources said that audits of Rockefeller's taxes being prepared for the Senate rules committee, which ended its public hearings Thursday, won't be ready until at least the third week in October. That was the estimate earlier in the week by Chairman Peter Rodino (Dem whose House of Representatives judiciary committee won't even start its hearings until after the elections. However, Chairman Howard Cannon (Dem. Nev) of the Senate committee had been hopeful the material be- ing prepared by the Internal Revenue Service for the joint committee on internal revenue taxation, would be ready next week. Both houses are scheduled to quit work for the month- long election recess in two weeks, and neither can finish Rockefeller's confirmation by then. New York Times Service WASHINGTON The special Watergate prosecutor, at the request of the White House, is investigating many of President Ford's ap- pointees to high office to assure that they are not tainted by the Watergate scandal, officials close to the investigation disclosed today. Among those checked out by the staff of Leon Jaworski, the special prosecutor, was Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ford's vice president designate, these officials said. They indicated that the staff had found nothing detrimental to report to the President about Rockefeller. When asked about the process of clearing ap- pointments through Jaworski's office, a White House spokesman confirmed that it was being done but said that not all of Ford's ap- pointees were being investigated by the special prosecutor. The spokesman explained that everyone being con- sidered for a White House or other major executive branch appointment is routinely checked out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a practice that has been follow- ed by previous ad- mimstratyions. Only if the F.B.I. investiga- tion unearths some evidence warranting a further check on possible links to the Watergate scandal is the special prosecutor's office asked to conduct its investigation, the White House spokesman said. One presidential appointee who was investigated by Jaworski, he added, was Peter M. Flanigan, who had been named as United States ambassador to Spain. Civil servants reject increase EDMONTON (CP) About Edmonton area civil servants Thursday night re- jected a provincial govern- ment offer of a wage increase on the eve of salary negotiations between the province and the Civil Service Association of Alberta. "From this meeting it is clear that the majority of the government employees see the offer for what it is a association president Bill Broad said after the mass rally. "They will not fall for it and the government better take notice." Labor Minister Dr. Bert Hohol said the offer of a monthly salary increase, or seven per cent of the existing salary, whichever is greater, was intended to help workers cope with the rising cost of living Mr. Broad has accused the government of trying to "buy off" workers prior to beginn- ing contract talks next week- He also said the government broke the collective agree- ment which says the associa- tion must agree to any increase in compensation. Dr. Hohol has rejected an association demand that he resign. 'Low-income doctors should be scrutinized' Housing, transportation, food may highlight throne speech OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is expected to place a high emphasis on food prices, transportation and housing when the new session of Parliament opens Monday, but sources say basic economic approaches will not be disclosed until a new budget is presented. Finance Minister John Turner has said he will bring down a new budget by mid- November. In the meantime, the throne speech outlining the govern- ment's projected legislative program for the new session is expected to concentrate on such issues as transpor- major promissory plank in the Liberals' successful election cam- housing and food prices, which are continuing problems for Canadian buyers. The finishing touches still were being applied to the throne speech late Thursday, following a cabinet meeting, but sources said U likely would concentrate on the problems faced by con- house sach everyday is- sues as transportation and communications. More federal assistance for urban transportation systems was predicted by some sources, along with legislation to co-ordinate rail services. There also was expected to be a bill to form a new commis- sion which would absorb the existing Canadian Transport Commission and the Canadian Radio-Television Com- mission. And other reports said there would be a new approach to- ward co-ordinating the activi- ties of the various marketing boards, which regulate the prices of many farm products. Most of the housing meas-- ores, sources say, will be di- rected at low-and middle-in- come earners The govern- ment is expected, in this new session of Parliament, to carry through with its promise of giving a 1500 grant to buyers of new homes. Bat the tone of the throne speech, which opens this Parliament, will not necessarily set the tone for the entire session. With infla- tion a prune concern, the new budget likely will assume a greater importance than usual. The throne speech likely will outline the government's basic approach toward com- bating the supply of other specific measures won't be revealed until Mr. TuYner delivers his budget speech. Meanwhile, the government has a lot of left-over legisla- tion to bring forward from among the 28 bills that died cm the order paper when the last Parliament was dissolved for the July 8 general election. EDMONTON (CP) The professional conduct of low- income doctors should come under closer scrutiny than that of the physician earning a year, says the chairman of Ontario's medical review committee. Dr. J. F. Ballantyne told the annual convention of the Alberta Medical Association Thursday that most high- salaried doctors are hard- working physicians. "The big earners are not the place to look for (bad) doc- tors." he said. The casual practitioner with the lower in- come who spends much of his time on the golf course should come under close scrutiny of review committees, he said. Dr. R C Cooper of Red Deer, a member of the AMA's review committee, said a study of physicians m Aibena earning well below the average for their speciality revealed that many were only carrying on a limited practice Such doctors should be weeded out of the computer assessment system so their totals don't unrealistically lower the average earning level used to judge excesses among full-time practitioners, be said. Some beer prices to increase EDMONTON (CP) The chairman of the Alberta Li- quor Control Board, A. D. Elliott, today announced revisions in beer prices in Alberta The board will raise the prices paid for some beer but lower others The changes are scheduled to go into effect Oct 15 The price of bottled stan- dard alcohol beer sold at the board's stores will increase by iO cents a dozen to S3.10. The price of low alcohol beer will be lowered by 20 cents a dozen to (2.90 with the board absorb- ing the loss in revenue Train subsidies may hit million By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Decision of the federal government to shelve its proposal to establish a federal Canadian Passenger Transportation crown corporation will mean increased subsidies to the two major railway companies, Transport Minister Jean Marchand said Thursday. Federal subsidies to the privately owned CP-Rail and publicly owned Canadian National Railways now amount to around and could go as high as in a "few The increased subsidies will be necessary to ensure good passenger service, improved rail beds and equipment and comensurate fares for the better transportation. Mr. Marchand disclosed at a press briefing the deci- sion to put on the shelf for the time being, the plan an- nounced by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Mr. Marchand during the elec- tion campaign to create a railway passenger crown corporation. The decision was made after Mr. Marchand met with officials of CP-Rail and the CNR. He received strong assurances from both com- panies that they are "very interested" in continuing to provide service for pas- sengers. "They do not want to get out of the passenger business. They want to provide better equipment and improved ser- said Mr Marchand. "We will see how they per- form in the next few years Meantime the government has decided to postpone for the time being its plans for a crown he said. He wants to see improved inter-city and inter urban passenger train services par- ticularly from Montreal to Ot- tawa to Toronto and Windsor He would also like to see better service between Quebec and Montreal and between Calgary and Ed- monton as well as at the west coast. Maintenance of trans- continental train service was not feasible as a paying propo- sition all year round even if the railways were able to reduce the time required to travel from the Mantimes to British Columbia. But it should be maintained as a tourist facility. the inter-city and city- SLburban rail traffic was a dif- cerent matter. Both railways have stressed they were determined to obtain the latest equipment and improve their passenger services. Mr. Marchand cited the new Turbo train between Montreal and Ottawa as an example. Between ordering new equipment and the dates of delivery two years could elapse however. This could mean that three or more years would elapse before Ot- tawa took another long hard look at how the railways were providing service for passengers. "Setting up a crown corpor- ation for passenger travel is something we still hope to do. But we originally decided on that policy on the assumption that the railways were only in- terested in getting out of pas- senger traffic. PWA deal creates problems Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Transport Minister Jean Marchand said Thursday the purchase of Pacific Western Airlines by the Alberta government has created problems for the federal government The Canadian Transport Commission ordinarily has to approve the transfer of an air- line from one owner to another It stil! has not approved the transfer of Pacific Western to the Al- berta government. However in this case the province of Alberta is arguing that it is the crown and con- sequently it does not need to get the CTC approval. Kraft pulp dumping tax removed WASHINGTON (CP) The United States treasury depart- ment today removed the anti- dumping duties from Cana- dian kraft pulp, following an earlier finding that such im- ports would not harm any U.S. industry The department said the Ca- nadian in the manufacture of fine stationery and toilet still would be sold at "less than fair value" but that the practice would no longer endanger the sales of U S. manufacturers. Seen and heard About town Normally sedentary John Hammond surprising his fellow workers by putting his name in for city hall's floor hockey team Art Hen- ninger, Magrath. wondering if he was growing steak and- potatoes when he found a tuber growing through the hole in a bone from a round steak Inside Classified .26-30 Comics...........24 "So you're SJ and depressed. Look on the bright side. If YOU were a horse you 'd have been dead 40 years.'' Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres Travel TV Weather At Home 4 19 22.23 17.18 25 14-16 13 21 7-10.12 3 6 TOMGHT 30; HIGH SAT. 50; CHANCE OF SNOW ;