Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
City distillery will pay 'world's highest prices'for corn By R1C SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Palliser Distillery of Lethbridge will pay the highest prices for grain corn in the world to area fanners under contract to it, The Herald has learned. .1. A. Tooth of Winnipeg, vice president of Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd., the firm holding grain corn delivery rights for the Lethbridge dis- tillery, said farmers holding delivery contracts will receive 27 cents per bushel more than the Chicago December future price. The price will apply to dry distillery quality No. 2 CW grain corn delivered to the Canadian government elevator in Lethbridge. Farmers not holding a delivery contract with Picneer Grain will receive 25 cents per bushel more than the Chicago future price. The price ol the corn will be based on daily trading at the Chicago Board of Trade for all graip corn to be delivered to any market in December. Mr. Tooth said the price will fluctuate daily until the entire Alberta grain corn crop is delivered. On this basis, a contract grower Thursday would have received the Chicago future price of per bushel plus bonus from Pioneer. the 27-cent-per-bushel Farmers will also benefit from a trucking allowance of five cents per bushel if the distance hauled is 25 to 50 miles from Lethbridge. The allowance will be seven cents per bushel for dis- tances 50 to 75 miles and nine cents per bushel tor distances greater than 75 miles. Producers with or without contracts will also receive a provincial government incentive of 40 cents per bushel for grain corn grown this year. It will decrease 10 cents per bushel per year until the 1977-78 crop year, when no further incentive will be oflered. Since the payment is based on dry distilling quality corn, farmers will be responsible for charges at the new drying facility in the govern- ment elevator. For corn with a moisture percentage of 15 to 20. the charge will be 6''2 cents per bushel. Grain corn with 20 to 25 per cent moisture will cost farmers 7' 2 cents per bushel, 25 to 30 per cent, 11 cents per bushel and more than 30 per cent moisture. 15 cents per bushel to dry. Pioneer Grain will deduct the drying fees from the amount of monev owed farmers. Mr. Tooth said the government elevator will be ready to accept the first Southern Alberta grain corn soon. Harvest is expected to begin on acres within 10 days. David Hyde, Palliser plant and production manager, said the price policy for grain corn lavors the contract holders. "They have faith in us and we like to have faith in them." he said. Trial grain flows have already been run through the Palliser plant. Mr. Hyde expects full production to begin about the middle of October, using the Southern Alberta corn. VOL. LXVI No. 245 The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1973 15 Cents Six Sections Pages Milk price hike seen EDMONTON (CP) Alber- tans face another two-cent increase in the retail price of a quart of milk unless a deci- sion is made soon on the federal consumer milk sub- sidy. W. D. Abercrombie of the Public Utilities Board said Friday a delegation of milk producers, processors and provincial government of- ficials has met federal of- ficials on the subsidy which Ottawa annnounced recently. II processors agree to freeze the price of milk at the retail level for one year, the federal government will provide a subsidy of five-cents-a-quart on fluid milk. "The board has been in- formed that an early decision by the federal government cannot be expected regarding the Alberta milk subsidy Mr. Abercrom- bie said. He did not know why the talks were taking so long compared with some other provinces that have com- pleted negotiations on the price rollback. Because of this situation, he said the board has granted, in an interim decision, increases of one cent a quart wholesale and two cents a quart retail based on an application from milk processors. It is effec- tive Oct 15. This will result in the minimum retail price of a quart of homogenized milk going to 40 cents with two-per- cent milk increasing to 38 cents a quart. The increase for processors follows a boost of five cents a quart for producers announc- ed earlier this month. Mr Abercrombie said if the Ottawa negotiations are successful, it would mean the milk price would be reduced by five cents to 35 cents for homogenized and 33 for two per cent. Seen and heard About town YOUTH leader Pat Ross getting all out of shape for her weekly Beaver meeting by regularly falling off a horse during a college equestrian course Dr. Gerry Probe admitting a conference he attended this summer was of a "high level" nature, mainly because it was held in a high-rise building. Soyus back MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet manned spaceship Soyuz 12 landed safely today in the Karaganda area of Soviet Asia, Tass news agency said. C lean-Up In an effort to consolidate its power the governing junta has embarked on a campaign to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Marxist rule of deposed pres- ident Salvador Allende. Here, Chilean soldiers clean banned political material from a wall in Santiago, Friday. 'Kangaroo complains Agnew LOS ANGELES (AP) Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew complained today that news leaks from a federal investigation of political cor- ruption have subjected him to a "kangaroo trial" and are violating not only his civil rights but those of all Americans. In his first formal public appearance since allegations involving him were submitted to a grand jury in Maryland, Agnew also hinted at a belief that his political future may already have been destroyed, even if he is exonerated. The vice-president's remarks were prepared for delivery to the biennial convention of the National Inside 'Henry 'Mitchell who... Classified....... 30-34 Comics........... 12 Comment.........45 District.........11 Family......... 27-29 Local News......9 10 Markets..... 14 15 26 Religion....... 16-18 Sports.......... 19-21 Theatres........... 7 TV 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH SUN. 65; SUNNY, COOLER. Federation ot Republican women. Calling it the cardinal rule of American justice that every person is innocent until proven otherwise. Agnew said: "It should be clear that what is at stake is not merely the rights of a single in- dividual but the fundamental judicial principles of this country. These principles are designed to prevent a person from being wrongly con- victed, as well as to protect a person from more intangible forms of abuse, such as the destruction of a chosen career of public service. "The endless leaks." he said, "must inevitably violate not only the rights of an in- dividual but the rights of every American." The address to the gathering ol some 2.000 GOP women climaxed a hectic week in which Agnew appealed to have his case considered by the House of Representatives, saw that proposal rejected by House Democratic leaders, and then filed a motion in federal court to halt the investigation of his past ac- tivities on constitutional grounds. The grand jury probe in- volves charges that Agnew. while a county executive and later as governor of Maryland, received kickbacks Irom contractors doing business with the state. Ottawa dismisses Lougheed attacks By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Energy Minister Donald Macdonald warned Alberta Friday that while that province is owner of its oil, in the disposing of that resource it is not entitled to act apart from its responsibilities as a member of the "common neighborhood" known as Canada. The federal minister, in the continuation of the oil war raging between Canada and Alberta, fired verbal volleys at Premier Peter Lougheed in response to the Alberta government leader's recent attacks on the federal government's new oil policies. Mr. Macdonald suggested the premier's strong criticism was unwarranted. Constitutional issue unresolved CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta energy resources con- servation board reserved deci- sion Friday on whether one of Albert's basic pieces of energy legislation is con- stitutional. The Ontario government is challenging the con- stitutionality of Alberta's Gas Resources Preservation Act, as well as the hearing the board is conducting and the Lieutenant-Governor's order- in-council authorizing the hearing, on grounds that they interfere with interprovincial trade, a federal jurisdiction. The hearing is to re- examine a permit granted in 1969 to Consolidated Natural Gas Ltd. to export gas to the United States. Consolidated later sold the gas to TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. for distribution in Eastern Canada, primarily in Ontario, after the national energy board refused to let the gas in question leave Canada. Board chairman Dr. George Govier indicated it is unlikely the board will give a ruling on the constitutional issues when the hearing resumes Monday. He said the board has grave doubts that it is the proper fo- rum to settle the con- stitutional battle between On- tario and Alberta. With decision reserved on the constitutional issues, the board will begin re-examining the Consolidated permit on Monday. Lawyers for the Ontario at- torney-general's department and Ontario Hydro told the hearing that a new national at- titude toward energy is re- quired. Robert MacAulay, repre- senting Ontario Hydro, said the attitude would require sacrifices by certain provinces. "Canada is one country, not a collection of competing provinces." he said. Tug boats harbor VANCOUVER (CP) Tug boats with oil booms were sweeping Vancouver Harbor today in what hopefully will be the final chapter in the spilled oil saga which began Tuesday with a ship collision in English Bay. The British freighter Erawan, which lost about 000 gallons of bunker oil when it and the Japanese freighter Sun Diamond collided, now is docked and awaiting repairs in Vancouver. The Sun Diamond sailed Friday to Victoria for repairs. Bottled beer price goes up VANCOUVER (CP) The retail price of a dozen bottled beer will go up Monday in British Columbia to including tax from the current price of sources in the brewing industry said Friday. Lang faces blunt questions BRANDON (CP) Polite skepticism and blunt question- ing greeted federal Justice Minister Otto Lang Friday night as he began a Prairie speaking tour to explain his new feed grains policy. Although some questioners at a public meeting accused him of being "two- undemocratic and of forcing Prairie grain farmers to subsidize his family's bread, most of the questioning was restrained. The audience expressed concern that the new federal program would undermine the Canadian wheat board, provide cheap feed grains to eastern livestock producers and would mean lower prices for the Prairie farmer. Mr. Lang said myths had been created by the federal policy and its effect. Much of the debate between Mr. Lang and his questioners concerned the role of the agri- culture products board. "I do not know of any legiti- mate Alberta public interest which has not been taken into account by the federal govern- said Mr. Macdonald. He spoke to the Canadian- American committee in Ot- tawa and outlined federal energy policies including re- cent developments brought about by rising prices around the world. He cautioned that in the fed- eral state it is always "easier to appeal to local, parochial interest over the broader national interest." He rejected criticism that the federal policy was of an "ad hoc" nature "scribbled out on the back of a cigarette package." He said the same critics who had been attacking Ottawa for not taking "immediate hard and fast policy moves" to changing circumstances were now at- tacking the government for its firm, tough decisions. The threat of a con- stitutional battle between Ot- tawa and Alberta was triggered earlier this month when Ottawa moved quickly and indicated it would impose a 40-cent-a-barrel export tax on crude oil effective in Oc- tober. Mr. Macdonald replied in his speech Friday that he had outlined to the Alberta government in advance the reasons for the strong actions taken by Ottawa. He said he had also suggested that the ex- tra revenue raised could be employed for the "purpose of developing secure and stable supplies of energy in Canada." Mr. Macdonald said the fed- eral policy announced Sept. 4 was not intended to "deprive Alberta of revenues. In summary, said Mr'..-. Macdonald, a number of im- portant policy decisions must be taken within the next year as the second phase of Ot- tawa's energy analysis He listed them as follows: The future structure of the Canadian oil market, with changes in the 1961 national oil policy, must be determined. (2) Action must be taken to secure the eastern Cana- dian market against interrup- tion of supply. (3) Appropriate levels must be set for pricing Cana- dian gas in home and export markets. COOLED TRUCKS RESISTED JASPER (CP) The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Friday decided to resist provincial regulations requiring perishable foods to be transported in refrigerated trucks. A standing vote carried a resolution saying that enforce- ment of the regulations demanding refrigeration is "unrealistic, impractical and financially impossible in a competitive market." The resolution said trucks without refrigeration take only a few hours to move perishables between shipping and receiving points. It asked that carriers delivering within a specified time be allowed to continue carrying perishables without the expense of installing refrigeration facilities. Aid. Terry Cavanagh of Ed- monton said the resolution contravenes federal food and drug laws. He estimated a truck could be refrigerated for as little as Cheaper feed grain promised EDMONTON (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan has assured Western livestock feeders that they will be able to purchase feed grains from elevators at a price up to 40 cents a bushel less than the grain can be bought in Eastern Canada, -Mberta Agriculture minister Hugh Horner said Friday. Dr. Horner, in a news release, said if the federal government fulfils the com- mitment, "this should bring our prices to feeders to around the mark and give our feeders the con- fidence to fill their feedlots." He said the assurance was that western livestock feeders would be able to purchase the feed grains from elevators at a price lower than that set by the Canadian Wheat Board at Thunder Bay and still further reduced by deducting the tran- sportation cost from Alberta to Thunder Bay. Riding president quits party 'SOCREDS BECOMING A JOKE' Two Arab terrorists looking for sanctuary CAGLIARI, Sardinia (CP) Two Arab guerrillas on board a light aircraft left here today after a tense four-hour wait on the airport runway. Airport sources said Malta was expected to be another re- fueling stopover and that the plane would go either to Libya or Algeria. Earlier, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia were reported by Ital- ian police to have refused the plane landing permission. But sources said Libya and Algeria had reconsidered. Ken Purvis, Lethbridge West Social Credit constituency president, is leaving the party because he says it is becoming a "joke." The 27-year-old lawyer said Friday he is disillusioned with the leadership of Werner Schmidt, that the party is tooold-fashionedand that it is not doing anything relevant. He said individuals such as Lethbridge West MLA Die1' Gruenwald and House Leader Bob Clark are doing out- standing jobs. g "But as an opposition party and a political party they're becoming a joke." fylr. Purvis, a cousin and strong supporter of Mr. Clark, saicl the house leader is obviously not getting along with Mr. Schmidt. He said the people in control of the party think along the lines of Mr. Schmidt. "It's those people who are in of party head- quarters and Bob Clark is not going to be able to change that." Mr. Purvis said he will just sit back and watch the political scene in the province "because there's nothing here." He said the Conservatives had "too much that the Liberals were not worth joining and that he was not a Socialist. He was elected president two years ago just after the disastrous defeat of the party by the Conservatives in the 1971 provincial election. Mr. Gruenwald said Mr. Purvis was "a real honest young fellow doing what he thinks is right." But he said Ins stepping down from the presidency would not be "traumatic" for the association It will hold a meeting sometime between the Fall and Spring sessions of the legislaJu- Mr. Gruenwald said.