The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 14, 1968 · Page 24
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November 14, 1968

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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 24

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Bl Palm Beach Post, Thurs., November 14, 1968 Canada Battles Surplus Wheat Crop or put up new bins. Even on K DANIEL rikV NVBOONE k -j ) 7:30 PM nwmm i Nf York Times i'WsJmtW4T MILDEN. Canada Too few customers. Too much rain. That is Canada's wheat story this autumn. The biKEest Klul ever of unsold i;rain is piling up on the prairies as Canada vies with other big exporters, notably the United States, Australia and Argentina, lor markets. "The elevator companies are the only ones doing good this year," comments Jim liannisler, who grows wheat on two square miles of the thick, dark soil of west-central Saskatchewan. Actually, Jim Bannister is not doing badly. He harvested WWU bushels of 1968 crop and had room to store it along with 20.IW0 bushels of unsold 1" crop. That is roughly $75,000 worth of inventory. Some farmers have had to heap new wheat on the ground like hot-air clothes dryers, arc reaping a financial harvest from "custom drying" for others. Some of the machines, which cost from $2,000 to $10,000, pay for themselves in one year. Not that the spirit of farm neighborliness Is dead. At Kin-dersley and elsewhere, farmers who had brought in their own crops then helped their neighbors in the age-old race to beat the elements. To a city dweller, the wheat farmer would seem to be in desperate straits. Yet, neither In the countryside nor the farm-supported cities such as iskatoon, nor in Otsawa, is there any sense of crisis. Parliament has just doubled, to $6,000 a year, cash advances available to Wheat farmers. These interest-free loans are, incidentally, about the only type of government subsidy Canadian wheat farmers get. Farmers may sell wheat only to the Canadian wheat board, which makes all export and most domestic sales. In l7-68, the board bought only six bushels an acre. Yields from around Milden, whose citizens proudly call It the heartland of Canadian wheat country, generally exceed 20 bushels an acre. the ground, wheat keeps well if covered with straw bales and a plastic sheet. Because excessive rain and early frost have damaged the crop and slowed the harvest, the traditional autumn question, ' Have you got your crop in?" has been asked in prairie hamlets and cities with special concern this year. Farmers with drying machines, devices functionally Gift Toppings by l All sweetness and white and loaded with f ' t. 'jf the pretty power of romantic ruffles, jv6 J tender tucks and lavish lace. All in v 'bftfe -fri 50 Kodel Polves,erand 50 co,ton J Swfe- JH!T?1TX.!11'.Juri1f ih'i nil i fh cay ill ROBERTBHUCI .... ,, ' ?f VI I I , 1 V !ffl mA ' I I mmm mmf ml TW4 M : 1 T ' puritan mSrM i:A I'm tm u 1 11 i M full.fashioned fSvm aivn wv h ' n i t ,l k x- flu a i ban-lon mxf ptr ' If' I J 1 lf I , BBOOKVIEW Ml I'fi'Vli V' t"la . F'Jl I W I I America's favorite knit shirt ' " 1 1 . ' J - llirll ' 4 i Tl' 1 l Yll 'M because it's first in comfort if M f Ifffjll " V H ' J H U -M V lVVl J I I li and good looks! Knit to fit- I J j vVif l "" r'" no underarm bind. Full-Fash- ij 1 1 M ioned co"ar" op " in the I lli'U automatic for washing and I , See yourself as a holiday drying. The colors are terrific. sparkler, dressed in this s.m.i.yj I purely aneelic fashion: W See yourself as a holiday sparkler, dressed in this purely angelic fashion: a Designer Croup starring Lreighton s striped hhirt Classics inuMni,,imiri Jl : I ruffles-upon-rufflcs of snowy white lace glistened with silvery tinsel stripes. Acetate-and-nylon lace with Lurex cover white rayon taffeta. Sizes 5 to 13. Left: Silvery-belted Tinsel Belle. $27.00 Right: Satin-collared Tinsel Belle. $26.00 We have a truly great -elcclinn uf Creiclitnn liirt with wide, narrow, multi-colnr anil spared lripe in ciilnrt ami fabric ure tii plra-e you. Cli"ue fnun lilfinl treated to Crvithton't exclusive "Due l'ri)ce" I'frma-Nn-I'res plu many fine cottons. And we feature the deeply rolled Uronk-ide button down collar, naturally. from $8.50 Winner and Champion! The Arnold Palmer AlpacaWool cardigan by Robert Bruce The most popular sweater in America . . . fashioned in a classic blend of 50 alpaca50 wool . . . superbly detailed in a richly textured links stitch. And now you can choose yours from the biggest color selection ever! Come meet the champion this week. Sizes S.M.L.X. $23 908 PARK AVE. LAKE PARK OIK DAILY 9-9 PH. 848-9747 SIIAYI2.5

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