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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHIRIDOE April 4, Cattle embryo transplants hold 'great prospects' for the future By RIC SWIHAHT HertU Staff Writer Developing techniques in cattle embryo transplants could lead to a mail order beef raising industry, says a Calgary researcher. Robert B. Church, head of the division of medical biochemistry at the University of Calgary, told about 75 scientists and agriculturists at the Lethbridge Research Station Wednesday great studies are being made in the field of embryo transplants implanting fertilized eggs from a donor to several recipient cows. Researchers are developing methods to store fertilized eggs of a particular pairing of cattle than can be implanted into almost any recipient female animal to produce the type of animal suited to the needs of a rancher. Dr. Church said 11 cows are waiting to be pregnancy tested following implants of frozen fertilized eggs. Researchers have had a 60 per cent success rate in tests with rats and mice. The implications of this research includes the elimination of expensive quarantine stations for imported cattle. If embryos can be shipped, live cattle wouldn't have to be moved from country to country, eliminating a threat of disease. If disease is found to be carried in the fertilized egg, it would be more efficient and less expensive to quarantine the small eggs than the actual cattle. Dairy farmers would also benefit from such a program. Because dairy cattle produce much more milk than beef cattle, the farmer could implant a frozen fertilized egg In the mother cow to produce a set of twins. Both calves would likely survive because of the good milk supply. Dr. Church also explained some work being done to control the sex of a calf. He said this type of work is being done in the United States with success only to a degree. If perfected, ranchers would be able to ask for "the. right type of semen to artificially inseminate a cow and be assured of getting either a mate or female calf. But the key to these advances is. the embryo transplant operation, done in few veterinary clinics throughout Canada. The operation, which involves surgery on the donor and recipient animals, is closely tied to the reproductive cycle of the animals. Dr. Church said tht average menstrual cycle of a cow is 21 days. After regulating this cycle, veterinarians start the process. Ten days after the start of a new cycle, the donor cow is infected with a drug which makes it produce more than the normal one egg that could be fertilized. Two days later, the animal is given another drug to induce a heat cycle which readies it for the breeding process. Because of the first drug, the cow should now be carrying about 10 fertilized eggs. One week later, the veterinarians operate on the donor cow, exposing the. reproductive tract. The fertilized eggs are flushed out of the cow. Once outside the donor cow, the fertilized (embryos) in the medium can be examined under a microscope, readying single eggs for implanting into recipient cows, Once selected, the veterinarian then puts the fertilized egg from the donor cow into the uterus of the recipient cow. The recipient cow then has a calf for the donor cow. The benefits of this type of operation, says Dr. Church, is that it allows ranchers to rapidly expand the genetic characteristics of certain cattle. The donor cattle are always valuable animals which in the normal breeding process could have about one calf per year. By inducing the production of several eggs, the same animal can produce many offspring by using less valuable cows as birth 'chambers. Bands, singers highlight festival Stage and concert bands will be featured at this evenings' music festival-sessions at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. For those who enjoy light opera and senior singing, sessions will be at Southminster Hall, while people who prefer story telling, mime and duologues will find the competition intersting at St. Augustine's Hall. Music festival classes for this evening are as follows, with all times listed as approximate: Yates Memorial Centre Evening 7 p.m., Mozart sonata, open: 20th century impressionism, open; 8-45 p m.. Bach partitas, senior; concert recital, 19 years and under. Southminster Hall Evening 7 p.m., sacred solo, 19 years and under; 8 p.m., Italian art song, 16 years and under; p.m., mezzo soprano, 18 years and under; tolk song solo senior light opera solo, 19 years and under; 9-15 pm., contralto, 21 years and under: mezzo soprano, 21 years and under. St. Augustine's Hall Evening 7 p.m., duologues, 12 years and under: p.m., contemporary Alberta poetry, 16 years and under; p.m., Shakespeare solo scenes, open; 9 p.m., solo mime; story telling, 16 years and SPECIAL! Hoover Model HP. 8507 Two Slice Automatic TOASTER Extra high bread lift Fas! even loasting with color selector Front controls Crumb tray Manual toast release Reg. 24.95 Special 7 If 99 Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN under; contemporary Alberta poetry, open. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Evening 7 p.m., recorder chorus, no age limit; chamber music, 14 years and under; stage band, junior, 16 years and under; p.m., stage band, p.m., concert band recital, Grades 3 and 4; concert band, Grade 5; creative music, senior. All times listed for the Friday music festival schedule are approximate: Yates Memorial Centre Morning a.m., piano duet, 14 years and under; a.m., piano solo, 10 years and under; a.m., sonatina, 10 years and under. Afternoon p.m.. Bach piano, 14 years and under: 3 p.m., 20th century, Russian, open; p.m., piano solo, open. Paramount Theatre Morning a.m., school chorus, Grade 5; p.m., school folk song chorus, traditional, Grades 4 to 6; girls' school chorus, Grades 7 to 9; school shorus, Grade 7. Afternoon p.m., school chorus, Grade 4; contemporary folk song chorus, Grades 4 to 6; school chorus, Grade 8; school chorus, Grade 9; 3 p.m., boys' school chorus, Grades 7 to 9; contemporary folk song chorus, Grades 7 to 9; p.m., traditional folk song chorus, Grades 4 to 6; p.m., traditional folk song chorus, Grades 4 to 6. Southminster Hall Morning a.m., accordion stradella solo, 13 years and under; a.m., accordion stradella solo, 11 years and under; 10 a.m.. special .accordion class, 12 years and under; a.m., special accordion class, 14 years and under. Afternoon p m., accordion stradella, 9 years and under; 2 p.m., accordion duet, 14 years and under; accordion stradella, 15 years and under; p.m., accordion stradella, 14 years and under; 3 p.m., accordion duet, 10 years and under. St. Augustine's Hall Afernoon p.m., girls' vocal solo, 8 to 9 years; 2 p.m., girls' folk song, 10 years and under; 3 p.m., boys' school vocal, Grade 3. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6M5 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETNBMDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS. 111 11fh StrMt South Phone 328-4333 DINE DANCE Friday Saturday This Week Featuring "The Frankly Brothers" Westwinds Dining Room to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. M 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY family Lethbridge man charged with hit-and-run incident A Lethbridge man has been charged with careless driving and hit-and-run following an accident Wednesday in which a teenage boy was knocked down by a car. It is alleged that Richard Van Sluys, 1210 3rd Ave. S., was the driver of the car that hit Benjamin Earl Lee, 14, 620 12th St. S., in an alley near 6th Avenue and 13th Street S. The boy walked to nearby Value Village told employees there he'd been knocked down by a car and that the driver had not stopped. The store personnel called an ambulance and the police. The boy was treated for minor bumps at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and released. Beef subsidy outlined Southern Alberta cattlemen can start making subsidy claims for animals sold for slaughter from March 4 to March 17. The federal government will pay five cents per pound liveweight for all animals grading higher than cows and mature bulls sold for slaughter during the period. The subsidy will mean about per animal sold during the period which meets the qualifications. If the ranchers sold their cattle on a rail grade basis the packer pays so much per pound on the dressed carcass the subsidy will be per hundredweight for cattle Grading Al or A2. Producers may only claim on the basis of either five cents for all A, B and C live cattle sold for slaughter, or a rail grade basis for grade Al and A2 C. Gordon, provincial agriculture department Wednesday. Claim forms can be obtained in the near future from slaughter plants, public stockyards, auction markets, district agriculturalists and the agricultural stabilization board in Ottawa, said Mr. Gordon. Producers should collect all bills of sale and proof of slaughter for cattle sold between March 4 and 17, and include this information with their claim forms. Between March 17 and April 1, producers have been paid either seven cents a pound live or, on a rail grade basis, a hundredweight for steers and for grade A heifer carcasses. As of April 1, the program was extended to cover all slaughter cattle graded A, B "or C on the basis of five cents a pound liveweight, said Mr. Gordon. The premium on rail graded slaughter cattle will be a hundredweight for dressed Grade A heifers and a hundredweight for Grade B and C steers and heifers based on a 54 per cent yield. Mr. Gordon said packing plants will pay the subsidies to producers at the time of purchase, and the federal government will reimburse1 them. Sick's brewery workers honor CSA picket line Sick's Lethbridge Brewery was shut down late Wednesday when brewery workers refused to cross a picket line set up by striking Civil Service Association liquor control board workers. Jim Pickles, a spokesman for the United Brewery Workers, said today one shift went to work Wednesday before the picket line was set up at the beer store at the entrance to the brewery. When it was over the bottling line was shut down and the last brew finished, he said. Mr. Pickles said the some 120 brewery workers would continue to respect the picket line as long as it stays up. Brewery management had no comment on the situation this morning. Bill Holowatiuk, a CSA membership services officer working here during the strike, said today picket lines will continue today at the beer store, the city's two liquor Ibis Easter, send a touch of springtime. The FTD 1050 It and The HappyNest a quaint rattan basket'filled with lovely spring flowers or fresh green plants The basKet comes with matching rattan handle and chain. So it can either be set on a table or hung in a window.- Either way... what nicer way tc say Happy Easter? Call or visit us today. We can send your girt almost anywhere. ,f J An Just Arrived! OrtoAtd Moon OcttM (color) 3.50 2.95 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322-6th S. PIMM 327-ZM6. 327-5747 stores, the ALCB and the Alberta Brewers' Agents warehouses. It was rumored, however, that the ALCB may seek an injunction halting the strike today. Liquor store management is keeping the south side liquor store open, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. In Calgary Wednesday police were called when six CSA members lay in front of a truck delivering liquor to a northwest Calgary liquor store. The strikers got up when police arrived. Jake Austin, a CSA southern representative, said later the association did not approve of their actions. But additional board actions taken against striking employees in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge, including possible large scale firings would only cause more problems, he said. Solicitor General Helen Hunley has said the strike is illegal and the ALCB has the right to discipline striking employees. Mr. Austin said the strike was not illegal and the CSA had a memorandum of agreement signed by the liquor board that it would agree to renegotiate the second year of the salary agreement. But Miss Hunley said the CSA broke its word by asking members to strike when the memorandum promised no disruptions at liquor board outlets. CSA president Bill Broad said the association will continue the strike and wait to see what happens. "We have been trying to talk to people since last he said. An unsuccessful attempt was made then to talk to the solicitor general. But Jim Isakson, ALCB personnel officer and chief negotiator, said the CSA "should be approaching me, not Miss Hunley." He said although the board is willing to talk, "we feel our earlier offer is satisfactory and meets the terms of the agreement made earlier." The most recent ALCB offer included proposed wage increases of bi-weekly for warehousemen and bi weekly for truck drivers, he said. These were the areas the CSA indicated there were disparities between ALCB workers and workers in similar government and private jobs. No offer was made to store clerks, a sore point with the CSA, because they "already make an average bi- comparable with wages paid to clerks in retail stores. LCG drama program lives on The Lethbridge Community College will continue its drama program, the board of governors decided in a closed meeting Wednesday. CLIFF SLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB PMONI W7.JWJ Report urges freeze on rail abandonment An interim report suggesting an extended freeze on rail line abandonment and a massive transport study was presented Wednesday to the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce board of directors. the report was presented for information by a special chamber task force studying rail line abandonment. The Lethbridge chamber had earlier been asked to study the matter and prepare a policy and recommendations for the Alberta Chamber of i Commerce. The statement is expected to be finalized at a meeting Friday: In its current form, it suggests postponing action on branch line abandonment applications for five years. Applications will be considered in Ottawa after Dec. 31, 1974, the way things stand now. It also says governments should use the time gained to study transport systems in all their ramifications, including rail lines. The report noted 10 factors in support of the suggested resolutions. These included declining rural population and government concern about it, the possibility of the energy crisis causing renewed need for railways, the possibility of high capital and road costs being connected with proposed central terminal systems and long truck hauls for producers. Director Dwight Purdy, general manager of Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., disagreed with several aspects of the report. Truck thief remanded A Lethbridge youth who pleaded guilty in provincial court Wednesday morning to stealing a truck has been remanded to April 17 for sentencing. Anthony Michael Tedesco, 16, 706 1th St. C. N., and two- other persons took a pick up truck belonging to Aneca Construction April l. They drove it to Magrath and back and around the city before police arrested them. Another youth, Gary Alden Gold, 17, 1016 9th St. N., pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft in connection with the incident. He will appear for trial May 8. 'flRT STUDIO ON FIRTH AVENUE ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING 710-5 AVE 5 LITMtmiDCt-AiTA HEINO OEEKEN BERGMAN'S Floor Co wings SALES MO By DON BERGMAN OpMThWBtfay 1M-M7I 12th Aye. Your Business Associates Will Be Staying At The 3 Jflotel Color TV DD Totaphonot See You There! 423-4430) He said roads already carry many crops arid livestock, grain being the major exception. The number of trucks needed to carry grain to central elevators would not require added road facilities, he said. Mr. Purdy also said trains were less efficient than trucks on short hauls from rural point to nearby larger centres. -The railways' role was in large unit trains loaded at central terminals for long hauls to markets, he said. semester ends April 17 Spring semester classes at the University of Lethbridge will conclude April 17. The U of L will be April 12, Good Friday. and examinations for most spring semester courses will begin April 19 which is also the last day for registrations in the first session of the university's summer classes. The first of three summer sessions begins May 6 and concludes June 7. l i I Grads get credits Lethbridge Community College graduates are receiving more than two years credit toward a four-year university degree program at the University of Montana and Oregon Stat. University, the college director of student services announced Wednesday. Four students have already received transfer approval this spring to the University of Montana and to Oregon State University, Jim MacNeil said in an interview. Four graduates of the LCC environmental science program will study wildlife biology in Montana while at least four graduates of other LCC programs will receive credit toward a degree at the Oregon State University. Mr. MacNeil says the college sent one of its graduates to Oregon State University last year on a probationary basis and as a result the student's success at the university, other LCC graduates recommended by the college will now receive more than two years credit toward a four-year degree. He says the transferring students still have to take all the required basic courses for the degree program they elect to take, but they are given credit for the elective courses included in the four-year degree program. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchnarbBldfi 222 5th St. S: Phone 328-4095 The college has now successfully transferred students to eight American universities. LCC also worked out a transfer arrangement in December with the University of Lethbridge that provides graduates of certain LCC courses from six months to one year's credit toward a four-year U of L arts and science degree. During the last five years, the college has transferred to U.S. universities more than 75 students who received full or partial credit for the programs they completed at LCC. Three of the students transferred received top honors for academic excellence from the university they attended and 66 others completed the requirements for a degree. FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by and Alcon Refrigeration 2214-43rd St. S. Phont 327-5816 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. 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