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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ,4 iHfc tEiHBRIuoE HERAtu _ ihursdoy, April 5, Sprinkler spray l! appears lethbr'dge goKers wpre slightly off the mark in this photo. Are there really a golf balls on the bank of the hill? In all fair- ness to local swingers, Herald photographer Rick Ervin has captured the sprinkler system in action at the Bridge Valley Golf Course. Immigration rule hurts 128 U of L students Consumerism By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Foreign students at the Uni- versity of Lethbridge are showing little concern over changes in Canadian immi- gration policies changes which could result in the end of their carrpus education Under the new regulations, non immigrants, including student visa holders, will not be granted work permits if Canadian citizens or landed immigrants are available for the jobs in question. Foreign students at the Uni- vers'ty of Alberta have ap- pealed to Ottawa for exemp- tion from the new regulations. They claim summer einp.oj- nrent is needed to supplement personal savings and paren- tal assistance used to cortmue their Canadian university ed- ucation An official of ihs University of 'Western Ontario has esti- mated foreign students may be deported at the end of the current university term because cf the immi- gration changes At least 150 cf 400 foreign students at UWO could face expulsion from Canada under the new laws, spokesmen saj. On the Lethbridge campus, 128 foreign students from 22 countries will be affected by the immigration changes Counselling sen ice co-or- dinator at the U of L, Dave says he has had onlv one inquiry from a foreign student. University registrar J D. Oviatt says he espects no change in existing U of L poli- cy toward foreign students Mr. Oviatt said non-Cana- dian students here are re- ciuired to pass a test of the English language and given a student visa for sub- mission to Ottawa. Because no funds for stu- dent support are available to foreigners at the U cf L, non- Canadian students are expect- ed to provide at least per year for continuation of their education on the Leth- bridge campus Mr. Oviatt said his depart- ment is not concerned with summer employment for for- eign students. Neither is the university's counselling de- partment. "We're a placement of- says Mr. Ajers. A spokesman for Canada Manpower's student place- ment service at Lethbridge says EO information has been released from Ottawa on the immigration changes and their relation to foreign stu- dent employment. The spokesman said all stu- dents seeking Manpower as- sistance for summer jobs are still being placed on the cen- tre s active files He said it is too early to predict what effect fhe immi- gration changes will have on local student employment So far, no sper-fir> inquiries on the new regulations bean made to Canada Man- power here. Work permits that foreign students formerly received have been cut off bvv the nev? laws. Regulations now re- quire a student to take a let- ter from a prospective em- ployer to Canada Manpower when he seeks a cew work permit If a Canadian or landed im- migrant qualifies for the stu- dent joX the stu- dent will cot be issued a per- mit. Without work, many stu- dents will not be able to af- ford to return to university. Any student without sum- mer employment, or without funds to register for summer school, must leave Canada at the end of this term which is completed for most faculties April 14. New immigration laws are expected to affect non- Canadian professors or in- structors at the university level. U of L president Dr. Bill Becfcel said no information on the number of non-Canadian professors at the local campus is available and if it was, he wouldn't give out the in- formation: not the tend of thing we like to Dr. Bec- kel said. Despite Dr. Beckers deni- als, information on foreign instructors at the U of L has been compiled through 3 iffil Herald survey and through the Moir Commission Report, released in 1972. Last year, according to gov- ernment statistics, the Uni- versity of Lethbridge had the second highest percentage of non-Canadisn academic staff in Alberta The Moir Report states 43 per cent of academic staff at the U of L are non-Canadians, exceeded only by tha 55 per cent total for the University of Calgary. Pull dates rule planned By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer CALGARY Legislation requiring food processors to stamp pull dates on their product packages is being put together by the federal de- partment of consumer and corporate affairs for govern- ment consideration. The bill would affect goods which have a shelf life of six months or less, Sally Mer- chant, Alberta representative for the department said here Wednesday. Speaking at a seminar on public health and the con- sumer, Mrs. Merchant said the proposal is to stamp a date, which is readable by the public on packages stat- ing that after the fixed date, the "product doesn't perform at its optimum best." The legislation would not require the product to be re- moved from the shelf after that date, Mrs. Merchant said, but would serve as in- formation to the consumer to do with what he wants Besides aiding the consum- er, the ligisladon could bene- fit both the retailer and m a n uf a c rurer HI planning more realistic manufacturing and buying of the product, she said. Public health inspectors attending he workshop at the Highlander Motor Hotel suggested the present system of date coding foods (stamp- ing a date in code on a prod- uct indicating its age) is in- sufficient. One inspector told the sem- inar he had found meat at the wholesale level which, according to the date stamp- ed on it, was four months old. Mrs. Merchant said she had seen a case, on the oth- er hand, where a date which hadn't arrived yet was stamped on a product to in- dicate the date it was put on the market. Inspectors should be middle men CALGARY Public heaKh inspectors should be- come complaint officers for consumers and middle men between environmental agen- cies and the community, a health official says. Dr. J. M Glenroy. director of food control and sanitation for Toronto, told about 40 public health inspectors at a seminar here then- roles should be changing so they can contribute to the environ- mental and consumer band- wagons. One way of becoming more responsive to consumerism, Dr. Glenroy suggested, is to push for publication in local newspapers of blacklists con- taining the names of firms prosecuted for violations of the health act They should also consider giving interpretation of lab results on bacteria counts for suspected food poisoning, rather than simply releasing the figures. PASTURE WORST OFF Spring rains, where are you? Bj RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Early spring soil moisture conditions throughout Southern Alberta are good but moisture vill bs ntetkd to assure gooi crops for 1SJZ. Agriculturists and fanners throjghoul the south repor; amounts of subsoil roo-sture with jiorumgaied pas- tv-c land juifcring nest se- verely. All men contacted by The Herald said nobody is reaching for Oi2 panic button jet al- though everj body realize mwMure needed lias spnne Delton Jensen, dtstact agn- cultunst in the Foremost re- gion, said there is enough mois- ture to Terminate crop1; hirt moisture in the form of ram or be needed for them IT crov Marvin Bon. a farmer in Ire NtoHleford Carmangaj r- dn tbc soil moisture 011 is good v Kb last ercw a crop m no; as well s applied He sa.t7 pasture land is 1hc fines' His estimation s> one month of continued dry condi- licns before damage will be done to crop growth. The area east of Lethbridge .sn't as badly affected by dry conditions becauss of large areas cf irrigation P u n g o r. head 0} the ccntervaijon and development branch of the Alberta division, said the agricul- tural moisture reserve is knv even on irrigated land. He saJd irrigafoon farmers should start to water their land as soon as possible unless there is appreciable amounts of pre- cjpitatoon soon. This means irrigation districts should water available to farmers sooner Del Steed, district agricultur- ist in Cardston. said moisture conditions are not as good as in past jears. He said the foot- hills region lias received much more precipitation than 1he areas to tbc cast and arc veil supplied with moisture He said spring Tno-.siiiro K- needed bally to the pasture land along "Tbc spring rains arc what really be said. The lack of spring runoff, due to a lower than expected fall, has created a possible problem for large areas of grazing reserves in Southern Alberta. 1 d o n Edwards, superin- tendent for Southern Alberta grazing reserves for the pro- department of lands and forests, said be is "keeping a close eye on the problem moisture levels." He_ said if the dry persist, a probJero with amounts of pasture could Re s a s d the problem are spread out throughout Srotrieni Alberta, depending where a Chinook hit. Where a Chinook did hit. IV n o w melted fast. M1mg oul" and leaving adequate amoBTrfs of water for cattle h" Without the Chuwok. t-i-> srow melted slowly, into the ground This mcsn- liirited amount.1; of cattle TV tcr 'Mr Edwards said af no moisture is received, the of catUe per rancher al- lowed m grazing reserves could be limited. With the continuing dry con- ditions throughout the south, soil drifting is again present- ing some problems. Jir. Steed said be noticed some drifting in his region tius He claims iho lack of moisture combined with the in- creasing size of Jarm tracts is adding to the problem. He said fanners should still practice strip fanning to pro- led Iheir land. Field work is starting in Southern Alberta in a limited scale, Scone specialty crops sadi as Migar beets are being planted in the Tabcr-Bow Island re- gion SuJnjnerfa33owaig ?re starling in many areas In (he Cardston district, closer rmllwrj from the same three nwntts last year. The March total of Yas nearly double that of March last year. Major items among Ibe 114 permits issued last month were Uic JMJV. lib-ray, the Lodge Mode! now under con- stnidJon at 2210 7th Are S and work cm the addition to Sick's Lethbndge Brewery- Hoosebinlders accounted for in permits (or 56 res- idences. Herald Ix-gislplure Bureau The for Taber-Warncr produced small packages of granulated sugar from in the legislature Wcdncsdsj as tience that Albarla sugar not so'd exclusively through- out the province Doug Miller said the sugar picked wp in in snd Calgary is an "'cmbarassmenl to AJbsrta product ion." Mr Miller has celled for a governmcni-spon- ?orcd advertising campaign Jo Alberta goods within the province "I'm a firm that what Alncrta makes, makes Albprta." he sad Agriculture Mangier Hugh Homer he's forgotten about the sale of out-of-pwn- incc