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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, APRIL Fear Labor Shortage Most South Alberta Areas Have Good Supply of Moisture THE HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE PAGE SEVEN Banker -Better-than-average moisture fin some southern districts bus no! widespread stubbling-in is antici- pated. A number of farmers in foothills areas, however, are plan- ning to plant wheat on stubble fields this spring, their lands hav- ing been well soaked nuh fail, win- and spring moisture. The net increase of per ani- mal in hog prices and the almost complete disappearance of feed re- serves during the long winter of heavy feeding is expected to bring on an increase of acreages sown, to feed grains and fodder crops this j vear, especially in districts having large livestock populations. The increase of the flaxseed price from to 9325 per bushel may result in flax acreages being in- creased in only a few areas of southern Alberta, in the opinion of agriculturists. Thev explain that tte general feeling of farmers favors wheat heavily over flax, de- soite the higher flaxseed price. conditions and assurances of gen- erally higher prices for their 1946 productions have given much en- couragemens to southern Alberta fanners as they accelerate their spring lield ooerations. Preparatory work is ia progress in practically every district of the south but thus far comparatively little seeding has been done, the seeded acreage at. this time being estimated at approximately several thousand acres. Greatest headway in seeding: has been made in eastern districts and for days past dozens of farmers have been drilling in seed between Taber and Medicine Hat. Majority of farmers, however, are waiting for middle of the month to start putting in their crops. Threats of a labor shortage are causing some concern to farmers in wide sections, especially in irri- gated areas where hoe crops are grown estensivelv. GOOD SEED BEDS While high winds soaked up much moisture from the top soil during the past, six weeks, agricul- turists explain that in moss., areas of southern Alberta farmlands have "a lot of moisture" and with the bustling activity seen in every re- gion farmers will have good seed beds for their crops. Official figures reveal that dur- ing the past eight montlr; south- em Alberta received 9.19 inches of precipitation, compared with the 44-year average of 8.06 inches. of the moisture soaked into the land. Average precipitation received by month ia southern Al- berta foflow, with the long-time averages in brackets: August, 1.16 inches September, 2.80 ing. A ia parts of Ontario; aad ram. put an end to 31 days of pre- i Shortly before soon ia maturely warm did not! the lagss rain was still hurt early buds developed in the March sunshine, Four Hours Rain In Southern Albena four hours of rasn were reported from The Skies were overcast and the tesn- perature stood a- 37 i degrees. A northeast wind was blowing at a. velocity of 13 miles per fccer. Highest tsnperatare recorded r subdivision of the on Monday was weather was cloudy j and cahn with temperatures rang- in? from 34 to 40 degrees. Light j rains vrere also reported from the i west end of the Stirling subdivision. 55 degrees nr-. was 4i Referring to tne criticism m tile recently 1 the civic centre plans. Alderman L. f froia Edmonton to take over the f__ S. stated: "I think this is j posj, oj manager of Key; Hardware XlCrC just a bunch of ballyhoo. I think malted, succeeding Gordon Black i we should go ahead and build the of Western Canada Hardware j For 19 years a blaeksauth city hall. I think we should go Limned. Western Canada Hard- implement dealer in the Turin dls- {foothills ahead and build the ware has acquired the entire whole- tlie cvernisijt degrees. Bain At Milk Sirw "The moiswire covered a -sstsl. Mitfc River was geiang a asaking rain Tuesday morning, starting in the early asonuag. In teas district considerable seeding has been done and the rail! wdl be to farrc acd ranch lands. Is will help grass on the ranees. Foremost 'aras getting a sprinkle I rain Tuesday morning while the in iti.ji dls- i foothills were gettisg snow. A 1 trict. Theodore Sngsian passed away blanket of wet snow covers the Turin Man Dies special meeting v LU j with the civic centre with the idea] of seeing if we can come to some i definite "conclusions as to the lay- out and buildings to be constructed pool." sale division of Hoyt's. which in in a local hospital a; tne age o: 56 Pmcfcer Creek area. Mayor Shackleford felt that the; future will be operatel solely as a i years en Saturday. He was born i the fur-d should also retail business. in Sweden and tad resided in Can- nr? rr ATTftV _________special council meeting Harry Godwin nas been In the re- ada for the past 35 years belli? a! DtLtviAllOW 'and settle this controversy once; tail hardware business for theipast, member of the Presbyterian Church. CVMD ATUCTTf ur ABTW and for all. The public is just kick- 25 years. Prior to coming to Leth- j surviving are his Chris- OlMrAlrlfclit, ntAKlmi ing the civic centre plans around." bridge he managed the retail store i tina Sngman: three sons. Alwon of _ _ ._. _ i_____ j T .__. __ _ __ of the Chinook Club. No successor to Mr. Armstrong has been named here. the geaeral long-term policy Random 7 Rhymes CHRIS we intend to pursue. Much Controversy "It Is apparent that the present set-up does cot seem to meet pub- lic approval and the public seems to think we are undecided, whereas we are ready to proceed. "Furthermore, so much contro- One alderraaa termed the civic j of Northern Hardware Ltd.. m Esi- Halifax. TeddV and Terry of Turin: Members of a fares later centre plans as "just a football." i Ot? ne i Sve daughters, iliss Mane of Great tloa representing various interssred and another interjected: "No. it's a'1r i----- _ _. _. great big headache." Shackleford explained that pool at Moose Jaw last week "and we have a lot of information on it but we want to hold it for the spe- cial meeting." rSrin? hB Faiis- XSss Signe Vancouver, i groups have returned to. the city .uuring ms in tee ous.ness j B c ilrs_ s-jjerl oj Turin i Iroia Edmonton wbere thev inter- Afrs. Koral Thomas of Picrare Butte. viewed represenuuives of the gov- equ.pmenv. j E2sle others sur- I emment Tfcey report a sympathetic viriES are a brother a sister in fceanag and an announcement; on Sweden. farm labor for 1346 Is expected soon. Funeral services will be held Jn; However, no deSrate assurances were the store here as a centre for all local and district sportsmen. He is also determined to further develop f the store as a shopping centre tor this area and to improve its retail services. I Garvin officiating. Martin Bros, _, _ me yester- NOBODY fooled day, At least. 50 far as I know And that's as far as anyone Has any right to go. For though we meet no joke- sters, No gremlins, imps or elves, The chances are that most of us "Will try and fool ourselves. So on our annual April 1 It's healthy to recall The Feast of Pools was slsrted In honor of us alL For the first time in decades. Lethbridge is calling for tenders for must the construction of concrete side- -J. T. walks, curbs, gutters and lane crossings, the city departments be- me unable to undertake this work owing TO pressure of estenoing utility services to keep pace with the current building boom. Generally the city has done tbe construction of these projects it- self, although during the early years of the municipality it was let out to contractors. The work on which tenders are being called includes virtually the entire program of such construc- tion pronosed for this year and is comprised of constructing 14.000 square yards of concrete sidewalk and lane crossings and lineal feet of curbs and gutters. At the Theatres Complete shows: "Thac Xight "With You, Last complete show at "Red Last complete show at "Blondie Has Servant "Music in Trou- To receive consideration, tenders must be received by City Manager Chief Mountain Customs Office Opens May 24 It has been learned that Chief Mountain customs and iin- migratiaon office will open May 24. This accommodate May 24 visi- tors crossing the line at Chief Mountain port of entry, Waterton Lakes National Park. A Canadian customs officer be located at the Prince of "Wales hotel, "Water- ton Park, on June 15. ONLY .21 OF MOISTURE RECORDED IN MARCH to Weather during the month of March was not unusual in the mat- ter of temperatures of storms, but it was somewhat outstanding for its lack of precipitation. In fact there have been only three similar months during the past 44 years when less moisture was received. Total precipitation amounted to .21 of an inch, divided into J8 of an inch of and .03 of an inch of rsin. The forty-four year average precinitation for the month of March is .90 of an inch. Precipita- tion during March, 1945, was 1.08 inches. The precipitation period, as a west-southwesterly gale services. The new anxJcus meet his patrons, ..preserve the has always prevailed ness and he welcomes everyone to j visis the store, whether for pur- i chases or just for information. j Bora and educated in England.! Mr. Godwia came to Canada in! i to of funeral arrangements. given, the delegation. Those making up the delegation, IJSQ SBrtds, L. Jensen. R. Johzison, 2. X. Francis and 3mest Sennkm. They repre- sented the sugar beet growers, co- operative vegetable growers, cannery interests aad the sugar during aav 24-hour period in March, 1946, was ".07 of an inch. There were j five days when a measurable1 amount of precipitation occurred. Holding true to legend March _.jis year came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. The month was ushered in by the highest wind to occur during the entire 31-day whipped up to a velocity of 74 miles i 1920. Se is an adherent of the per hour. The average wind velocity for a full hour that day of March 1 was 62 miles per hour, the high- est hourly average in that month 'or at least eight years. The wind mileage, or the number of miles of wind which passed over the city during the month was The extreme Tna-rimtim tempera- ture for the month, recorded on rfcg twenty-sixth, was 65.8 degrees. The extreme on. the seventeenth, was 133 degrees. The mean temperature for the month Anglican church and is married, with a family of two. Hte family will move to the city at a later date. Mr. Godwin is enthusiastic about hunting and fishing and prior to conuiig to Lethbridge was active for four years in the reserve army, where he served ia the quarter- master's stores. He served for three years as president of the sergeants' mess. Mr Watson explained it is neces- sary to have the work let out to contractors this year as city de- partments are faced with all the work they can handle this year, their program of regular mainten- ance work being increased by con- struction of sewer and water main, extensions and by installation of these services to scores of new premises. S.A. Leaders Hold Service At Provincial Jail Major and Mrs. E. Fitcn of the Calgary Salvation Army Citadel and Major A. Atkinson, superin- tendent; of Grace hospital, Calgary, accompanied a group from, the Lethbridge citadel to the nearby provincial jail and held Sunday afternoon services there. Included military traffic, will be based on j airmen, including six Lethbridge in were Ad- 1 one-and-oae-quarter single fare for fliers, are aboard the repatriation jutant Mrs. H. Cun- a round _ trip ticket. tickets liner lie de France scheduitd to ningham, Mrs. Stanley Jones, Hours of sunshine, recorded at the local meteorological bureau, amounted to 174.6. or an average of 5 6 hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine received amounted to 47.5 per cent of the total possible sun- shine. j MAYOR TO ATTEND CONVENTION AT COAST Mayer A. W. Shaekleford ina appointed by the council day evening to renresent bridjce at the animal convention af the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities in Vancouver on Jnne 24-27. Special Rail Fares For Easter Reduced railway fares for Saster between stations in Canada and from stations in Canada to United States border points will be ia ef- i feet from. April 18 to midnight of April 23 in the urst low holicay rate since government restrictions were lifted, B. H- Powers, of the Canadian Passenger Association, announced today. Similar Easter bargain fares for teachers and students wfll also be available, buc for a longer period. These .first low holiday fares, j since the order three years ago pro- Clean-Up Drive City Will Undertake Annual Rubbish Collection annual city-wice He explained that progress bf the spring clean-up will start at the f campaign into all sections cf the ty (jla nces CAFT. RODIE IS VISITOR Capt. T. E. Rodie, senior snpply officer for Mili- iarr District 13, Calgary. TJS city visitor on Tuesday confer- ring with officers of the local in- ternment camp. A former Leth- bridge resident and teacher at a. number of South Alberta, schools, the officer has recently served at tbe Medicine Hat In- ternment camp. ______of this month and continue as raoidlv as possible until com- City ilanager J. T. Watson announced today. Airmen Are hibi such reduced-rate trans- O i i A fcfc- b. j .....i portation to free the railways f or i Twenty-two Southern Alberta TSTlT f T Vl MAIL ORDERS BIG OR SMALL Receive prompt, careful atten- tion. Write with confidence to McCAFFRETS DRUG STORES 331-5th St. S. 4I4-13th St. S. Phone 2205. Phone 3445 Major and Mrs. Pitch hs.-e speakers at a well attended series of evangehstic meetings curing the past week at the Lethbridge cita- del. The service at the jail was dis- tinguished, by some first rate sing- are good going from Thursday, Friday in Halifax. city would be governed by the num- ber of trucks available and. by wea- ther conditions. Citizers are urged to place their ashes and other non-combustible' rubbish in piles at the rear of lots, and the refuse will be hauled away by city workmen curing the clean- up drive. Mr. Watson stressed that all easily combustible material muss be burned. April 18 to 2 pjn. on Easter Mon- Lethbridge men aboard the vessel dav. April 22, while they will be j are LAC. D. S. Aitken. WO. T. A. G. ___ __ honored from the return journey j Alien, FO. D. J. Cook, LAC. G. H.; Canadian Air Force i up to midnight of Tuesday, Apni j Cnpps. Cpl. Jack Hauck and Sgt.' _... A.V.M Guthrie To Inspect Unit On an Inspection tour of Royal anadian Air Force establishments j Color-Brite Rug and Upholstery Cleaners 2hesierfields cleaned and de- mothed in your own home. Rugs pis-ked up, cleaned and return- ed in three days. Work done with new equipment and by experienced operators. Original colors restored. We guarantee not to injure fabrics fade colors. PHONE 2563 CORNER CLEARANCE LAMPS One Red, one Green MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Wreckers IT'S HERE! THE STARTLING NEW WEED KILLER, Known As "DEATH TO HARMLESS TO GRASS' 25cPkg. Treats 250 Sq. Ft. Now On. Sale At Morris Barrett HARDWAEE Renewing POLICY Before ANY THOSE 3999 FOR SJXES AXD COVERAGE Be Wise-Insure 23. The special teachers and Saster tickets students will for be available upon presentation of the ing fay the prisoners wno contribu; ec a solo, a trip and a quartette, Mrs. Fitch and Major Atkinson .auiii earned sustained plaudits from night of May 7 tbe deaauae assembled inmates by their rendi- j return, tion of a duet. As a means of marking "Prison TALK ON AUSTRALIA Sunday service. usual certificate fmm next Fnday, April 5, to April 23 going, with mid- FIRESIDE GROUP HEARS F. C. Ingram. Medicine Hai airmen are LAC. W. M. Blades. Flt--Lt. A. L. S. L H. A. Maxwell. AC1 B. C. Cpl. D. PO. W. J. Schneider. LAC. R. H. Sneli. Prom other southern points are LAC. J. C. Beamer, Cay lev: LAC. E. G. Caveny, Twin Butte: Ht.-Lt. M. G. Jensen. Woolford; LAC. C. R. Margetts, High Ksver: LAC. O. Mehrer. Hilda: LAC. A. "W. Nish. throughout Xo. 2 Command. AVM K. M. Guthrie. C.B.E-, air officer j commanding No. 2 Command, Win- j nipeg, will be a visitor in. Leth- i ;e on Thursday. While ia the AVM Guthne will inspect No. I RJ5JM.TJ- He will be in Calgary Tuesday where he will give a lee- I ture to the combined officer per- sonnel of No. 10 Repair Depot, Xo. II Equipment Depot and the rear party of No. 7 Release Centre. He will also pay a call to Military vation Army's Boy Scout and Cub work. Customs, Excise Collections Up fireside of the f toms ar.d excise tax collections here DOO.TU VI to during the fiscal j D11ffefrfnj- vear which ended Sunday. Collec- BIKieTi at i Uons amounted to dur- i ine the previous fiscal year. Standard mflfc dehvered to cui- i March collections amounted to; zens by local dairies averaged 3.6 this year, compared with per cent in butterfat content dur- last year. Jng February while special mils j rrttrr A !as- monthly report of the j rhWtK CUWlAulUUa board of health. Butterfat content 1 iMPf i Cff TM of milfc from the various dairies i DlohAaLb Irl Cll I was reported as follows: __________ Standard Dairy. 3J9 I A total of 11 cases of contagious per cent; Purity Dairy, 35: Jer- s i and infectious diseases were re- i sey Dairv. 3.5 ported under treatment in Leth-! Special. Dairy, 4.; i bridge last February, compared per cent: Crystal Dairy, 4.6; Jer- with 23 cases during the corre- i sey Dairy, 4.4. 1" J ..I ii. mm........ fj TO PRESENT CANTATA City cases last February Included two of chicken pox. three of i I measles and five of whooping 1 I cough, and one case of whooping cough was brought here from the district for treatment. In February. 1945, the city had 18 cases of chicken pox, two of mumps and two of scarlet fever, and two cases of scarlet fever and one of tuberculosis were brought here for treatment. First United church Is presenting a sacred cantata "Olivet to by J. H. Uaunfier on Good Friday evening, April 19 in the First United church. This vocal presentation will set forth some of the Incidents in the last days of the Saviour's life on earth. ICE You will find our delivery reliable and satis- service factory. MONTHLY RATES April 1st to Oct. 31st per month Nov. 1st to Mar. 31st per month WESTERN TRANSFER CO. LTD. PHONE 2163 VETERANS one veteran to another, we would appreciate your patronage. In our office are two other veter- ans of World War II. All classes of Insurance Real Estate Metcalfe Block Phone 4474 HICKORY and OAK Mr. We have just received a car of rough oak and hickory. See us at once for your require- ments. Advance Lumber Co. Ltd. LETHBRIDGE YARB? SOCTHEKX ALBERTA ;