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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta t, 1t74 TMI LCTMMMDOJ HIMALO-19 Nonfood crops take up more than 53 million acres, says agrologist There's something that can be done right now to counteract food shortages, malnutrition and starvation and it won't take an extra ton of fertilizer or an extra acre of land, says a Brigham Young University agrologist. Lowell D. Wood, associate professor of agricultural economics, is proposing production of edible foods on some S3 million acres around the world being cultivated to produce nonfood crops such as tobacco, coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages. "Our research indicates if people are serious about food shortages and want to avert mass hunger predicted by many population experts, then there is an Dr. Wood etpUined. The alternative, he says, would be to convert Don-nutritional crops to active production of food commodities. He made his proposal after a three month study of data in the United States and the world over including acreage used for tobacco, alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea. None of these offer substantial nutritional value to the body. His study did not include the cultivation of grapes and other items used in wines, or acreage for various homemade native drinks throughout the >rld. Dr. Wood, a former resident of the Glenwood area, estimated the total production of nonfood items includes: Tobacco, 9.95 million acres; Distilled spirits, 4.88 million acres; Beer, 13.Ij million acres; Coffee, million acres; Tea, 3.31 million Fifty-three million acres is about one- third of the area of Alberta. He estimated that more than 200 million bushels of grain were used to brew beer and distil in the United States during 1970. If the acreage used for tobacco and alcoholic beverages were planted in soybeans, he speculated, it could produce enough protein in a year to supply the needs of about 12.5 million people in the United States. Around the world, the acreage could supply enough protein for 140 million people. "However, I'm not particularly optimistic about the possibilities of the land being shifted to food production In the near Dr. Wood said. "There are many problems which would discourage changing the crop production." He explained that many governments, including the United States, derive tax revenue from most nonfood products and industries have been developed to market and distribute the products. "In the United States alone during 1970, there were nearly five million acres used to produce tobacco and grains for nonfood he said. "In addition, the government used tax funds to subsidize the tobacco crop and then spent more money to promote the study of cancer and ways to encourage people to stop smoking. He said he regards this conflict as an ironic twist in marketing demands versus health realities. Dr. Wood laid he regards as a cru- cial year in food cootumption in the United from an agricultural omist's point of view. "We're turning the corner as consumers and most people are becoming more concerned about shortages when it begins to affect what they find on the store he said. The net result, Dr. Wood said, should be for people to examine their priorities in food and crop production and eliminate much of the waste they have grown familiar with during times of plenty. Rec Village project to be aired A public hearing will be held Tuesday evening in Pincher Creek to allow local residents to present their opinions on a proposed million recreational village near Westcastle. White Spruce Landsco Ltd., a locally owned company, has proposed to develop a acre vacation resort 15 miles southwest of Pincher Creek Max Gibb, of Lethbridge, one of the shareholders in the company, told The Herald about acres would be left in an "improved natural with the remaining 200 a'cres subdivided into 200 residential lots, including a 50- unit townhouse development. The company, if approval for the project is received, would sell the fully-serviced lots, retaining control over the type of dwelling to be built The development is designed for recreational homes and year-round occupancy will not be allowed, Mr Gibb said The meeting will be held at 7 30 p m. in the Canyon School gymnasium, and is being sponsored by the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. CM If scours seminar set Farmers and ranchers experiencing calf scour problems this spring can get the latest information on the disease at a special seminar Tuesday at 8 p m. in the Exhibition Pavilion Experts providing information at the seminar include Ray Miner of the Norden Laboratory in Calgary, Terry Church of the Green Acres Animal Hospital in Lethbridge and W.N Harries of the provincial Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Lethbridge TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of TUMS Take gentle-acting Nt Natures remedy1 Nt is an all-vegetable laxative For over 70 years, Nt has been giving folks pleasant, effective relief overnight Ml tonight tomorrow alright' BILL GROENEN photo Cutting it up The Raymond LDS Stake Green and Gold'Ball gets a little scarlet and gold as Const. Bob Waugh of the Lethbridge RCMP detachment cuts a fancy step Friday. Members of the RCMP were guests of honor at the annual ball as the young people of the stake commemorated the forces 100 years of service in Alberta. Women watch hour more TV per week than men Canadian women watch one hour more television and listen to the radio for an hour longer per weelc than Canadian men, says a report by the Bureau of Measurement. A national average shows women over 18 listen to the radio for three hours and 42 minutes per week Compared to two hours and 42 minutes 1 ONLY 23 DAYS LEFT DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST KNIGHT With Your INCOME TAX Avoid the last minute ruih Lei BLOCK slay your income tax dragons We're quick convenient, and we double check for accuracy Don't put off 'III tomorrow what you can do toknight COMPLETE RETURNS GUMANTIE II m make Iny error In the preparation of your return that you interest or penalty on additional texea due, wtilw w do not liability lor the additional lanea. pay that intereM amjperwlty LHiqrM Tax Scivirc With Ovn 6000 Ottici-i in Norih Itth tt He. 917-4071 WMkdqrt IM Sanrtq, to I 40 APPOINTMINT NICCSSAKYej for the same age group of men. Women over 18 watch four hours and 30 minutes of television per week compared to three hours and 30 minutes per week for the same age group of men. Alberta and Quebec women lead the nation as the top radio listeners with three hours and 54 minutes per week. However they are second last with B.C. for TV hours with four hours and six minutes. BBM is a Toronto based non profit organization formed and controlled by advertisers, advertising agencies and broadcasters to conduct impartial measurements of radio and television audiences for the use of the broadcasting and advertising industry The report shows 97 per cent of Canadians have TV's, 41.5 per cent have color TV's and 34 7 per cent have cable TV's. There are 6.1 million homes with TV's, 27 million homes have color TV's and 2.2 million homes have cable TV. Sixty two per cent of Lethbridge residents have color TV's which ranks second among Canadian metro and major urban areas. Calgary is first with 63 per cent. Alberta has led the country for growth in color televisions in homes for the last three years. There was a growth of 51 per cent in Alberta between 1972 and 1973. The report also shows the CBC reaches 82 per cent of Canada's television viewers, CTV reaches 66 per cent, American stations reach 46 per cent, CBC affiliated French stations reached 26 per cent and independent French stations reached 19 per cent. Canadians spend 79 per cent of their time watching Canadian stations and 21 per cent of their time watching American stations. easter turkey Better buy yours now Record mark Music student scores 97 An outstanding mark of 97 was awarded Friday for the first time in the 1974 Lethbridge Kiwanis Music Festival. Margaret Horvath received the high score for her work in the accordion recital group, 19 years and under. Prior to this performance, she received a mark of 93 in the accordion stradella open .class. Following closely behind was a mark of 91, achieved by Barbara Fornefett and Ulrich Drachenburg for their accordion duet, 16 years and under. Adjudicator Ralph Manzo was high in his praise for the Anne Campbell Singers who swept two marks of 90 and 11 marks in the high 80s. Dr Manzo said "the singers must have been good to receive two marks of 90 from me." The following results are for all Friday sessions, (competitors are from Lethbridge unless otherwise PIANO DUET 14 years and under Heather Klassen and Marian Parkinson Vauxhall. 86 Colleen Davidson and Colette Steed 83 PIANO SOLO 10 years and under Lisa Trofymow. 86, Shan Lyn Fong. Taber 85" SONATINA 10 years and under Virginia Gale Blairmore 88 Loanne Price. Blairmore 87 SCHOOL CHORUS. Grade 5 Fleelwood Bawden B. first Assumption B. second SCHOOL FOLK SONG CHORUS (traditional) Grades 4-6 Fleelwood- Bawden first St Josephs Coaldale and St Basil s tied second GIRLS SCHOOL CHORUS. Grades 7-9 Wilson Junior High. 84. 84. Wanderers R I Baker, Coaldale. 82 84 SCHOOL CHORUS Grade 7 R 1 Baker. Coaldaie. 84 Wilson Junior High 82 ACCORDION STRADELLA SOLO. 13 years and under Darlene Kaskiw. 89 Gerrv Zanoni Nobleford 87 ACCORDION STRADELLA SOLO. 11 years and under Jean Bodner. 90. Rov Golsteyn 88 SPECIAL ACCORDION CLASS 12 vears and under Karen Hanks 87 Mark Murakami 86 SPECIAL ACCORDION CLASS. 14 years and under Fred Mose. 88. Andrew Wisse 87 BACH PIANO. 14 years and under Dwight Siemens 89. Karen Dobek. Blairmore 88 SCHOOL CHORUS Grade 4 Agnes Davidson first Fleelwood-Bawden A .second CONTEMPORARY FOLK SONG CHORUS Grades 4-6 St Basil s first Agnes Davidson and St Joseph s lied second SCHOOL CHORUS Grade 8 Wilson Junior High 82 SCHOOL CHORUS Grade 9 Wilson Junior High 85 BOYS SCHOOL CHORUS. Grades 7- 9 Hamilton Junior High 88 CONTEMPORARY FOLK SONG CHORUS Grades 7-9 Hamilton Ju- nior High 84 TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG CHORUS Grades 4-6 St Basil s. first. Westminster second TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG CHORUi Grades 4-6 Agnes Davidson lirsl Westminster second ACCORDION STRADELLA 9 years and under Susan Konvnenbelt 88 Billv Dekker 87 ACCORDION DUET 14 vears and under Lori Pruegger and Darlene Kaskiw 89 Carl Claassen and Donald Jarvie 80 ACCORDION STRADELLA 15 jnd under Ulrich Drachenburg 89. Gam Wavne Kaskiw 86 ACCORDION STRADELLA 14 and undec Arthur Vandeligl 90 Lori Pruegger 89 ACCORDION DUET. 10 years and under Sherrv Mellow and Susan Konvnenbelt 90 Larrv Gibbons and Ddvid Boras Picture Butte 89 GIRLS VOCAL SOLO. 8-9 Kalhv Matkm 86 Mvrene Haves. Rdvmond 85 GIRLS FOLK SONG '10 years and under Tom Rae Hummel Milk River 85 Bdrbara Conrad Warner 84 BOY S SCHOOL VOCAL Grade 3 Ejrrv Shurtz Fleetwood-Bawden first Donald Nishikawd George MiKillop second FAMILY MUSIC, junior Dr Bernard Wiebe Family. Taber 84 35 FAMILY MUSIC senior Susan Game and CarU Young 89 87 FOLK SONG CHORUS 16 vears and under Junior Ensemble Anne Campbell Singers. 89 87 VOCAL DUET male or female open Carol Virtue and Marg Marus 87 FOLK SONG CHORUS 19 years and under Anne Campbell Singers 88 88 CHORAL RECITAL CLASS senior Teen Clefs Anne Campbell 89 90 JUNIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE 19 vears and under Junior Ensemble Anne Campbell Singers 88 86 CHORAL RECITAL CLASS 19 and under Anne Campbell Singers 89 87 86 FOLK SONG CHORUS senior Teen Happiness is... NOOK Opening Soon! Clefs 89 90 German Canadian Male Chorus 87 88 CANADIAN COMPOSERS VOCAL SOLO 16 and under Neana Mocks Ravmond 82 Darlene Murrav 80 SOPRANO. 18 and under Gav Malacko Stirling 80 FOLK BALLAD SOLO Modern Idiom 16 years and under Lori Weighill 80 Kellv Krancit "S GIRLS VOCAL SOLO 17 >ears Margaret Marus 86 Hae Johnston 85 rOLK SONG SOLO 19 and undor Rae lohnston 8d Margaret Marus H5 Teresa Pitchpr Cardslon 85 ACCORDION FREK BASS 14 years and under Don Jarvie K9 Carl Claassen Coaldale 87 ACCORDION STKADKLH bOLO Ib icars and under Margaret Thompson Barons 89 Folker Stanke HH ACCORDION DUET Ib vears anc under Barbara Fornclelt and Ulriiri Drjihenburg 91 ACCORDION STRADELLA open Margaret Horvath 9i ACCORDION STRAPELLA SOLO 17 vears and under Barbara Fiirnefcll H9 WORDION RECITAL GROUP 19 vears and under Margaret Horvath 1972 Mercedes 350 S.L. Coupe Immaculate condition 000 mitat. 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