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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 THf lETHBRIOGt HEBAIO Tliuridoy, April 11, Rodeo Roundup Fred Gladstone a starry veteran My ALLISON Iloralil Slatt Wrilor For mure than 35 years Gladstone has been chasing calves throughout Uio rodeo arenas of Canada and '.lio United Stales, calching Uicm, tying them up, ami as otien as not making a Irip lo tlic pay window lo lie rewarded foe Ins efforts. "I remember when I slarlcd Fred said. "A cow- bov was mi undesirable. They used to be rowdy, roughneck types oul mainly for a good time. Yon couldn'l even get a holel room 1C you were a rodeo cowbov." Fred laughed ns he recalled. "1 uswl lo have Iwo strikes against me when I went for a room I was a cowboy AND an Indian." Rodeo has come a long way since Fred first entered trio sport. The lent cities lhat used lo spring behind the. rodeo grounds overnight have now given way lo the modern trail- ers and campers. "Today the cowboys arc busi- ness men. They arc in and out of town, often in UK space of one afternoon. Their rowdy as- pect is now. generally speak- ing, a thing of the past. Another nrea of vast improvement is the money." Fred stated. In his :r> years in the busi- ness Krcd has captured two Canadian calf roping titles (1911! anil 1910) and lias earned "somewhere liclwecil M3.000 and While thai sounds like a lot of money, it miglil lie pointed out that Fred's son, Jimmy, uho is also a two lime Cana- dian roping king, pocketed more thun during tho 1971 campaign. 'The money now Is n for cry from what it used lo Fred lamented, "but if I had it lo do over again, the only thing I'd change is thai I'd do more of it." A grandfather lour limes over, Fred and his wife Edith have two sons, Jimmy and Jeff, and Iwo daughters, Con- nie and June. "I've seen a lot good com- petitors in my Fred said, "and I hale lo say it, but I think Jimmy is one of the best ropers I've seen in Can- ada. He docs evcrylliing nalur- ally. Billy Collins was a good roper, hut he worked at it, while Jimmy's roping seems to come natural." "Kenny McLean Ls one of the best all around cowboys I've had a chance lo walch. Harold Miiiulevllle is certainly the most versatile. When he'd make up his mind lo win a title, why, he'd just go out and win Fred Is the Economic Devel- opment Co ordinalor for the Blood Hand and Ls also in tho ranching business, but he sees no immediate end lo his rodeo- ing career. "I guess I'll compete as long as I'm Fred stated. "I love the spurt and now that team roping is becoming mo.ro popular up here, well. I think I'll be around a tew rodeos for a while yet when my job permits." Fred, son of the lute Sena- tor James Gladstone. Ls one of the stalwarts ot Canadian rodeo. Because of men like him, rodeo has a great future, and an exciting past. Fred Glad- stone is one of the greal per- sonalilies and one of the build- ers of a great sport rodeo. FUF.n GLADSTONE Steer market up steers at Lclhbridgc sold for 531.75 per lumdivd- weight during tlic week of March 4. up from the same week last yoar. HOG MARKET UP Hogs in Lethbridgc sold por hundredweight more during the week ol March 4 this year than last year. TN SOME WAYS, the recent announcement by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Mr. Chretien, regarding the creation oE three new national parks in the north, is very reas- suring. Unquestionably, Hie natural features of the Kluane area in the south-west corner of the part of Ihe Nahanni River and the Cumberland Pen- insula of Baffin Island arc so outstanding that they should he preserved in their natural state. All those people in the National and Historic Parks branch and the Department involved in set- ling aside these areas deserve to be commended. Yet the very creation of these parks draws at- tention to the whole question of land use in Ihe Arc- tic The one new park which is in Ihe Arctic Islands, Baffin Island Park, is an area in which no mineral- ization has been discovered, and which has not proved attractive for oil exploration. Does this suggest that parks are to he only those areas for which no other use has bean found. Tho recent oil discovery by the government-fi- nanced Panarclic Oil Company on Fosheim Penin- sula on Melville Island focuses altention on an area which with responsible land use planning, might have been set aside as a national park or ecological preserve. This peninsula and the adjacent Axel Heiherg lowlands have an outstanding concentration of the animal species of the High Arctic; wolves foxes, birds lemmings, hares and muskoxen abound. Oddly enough, this region ot very high biological productivity also possesses spectacular mountains and fiords But with Panarctic's well, Romulus C 42, spewing forth oil, it is hard lo believe that proposals for a park will receive much attention. For about a decade now, accelerated mineral, oil and gas exploration has been going on with me encouragement, investment and financial incentives offered by the department of Indian affairs and northern development. It would be very surprising if the government were lo pass up the chance of a return on tins investment. Prince Rupert port should help grain movement from west coast (Reprinted from ibe Free Press Weekly) Plans announced last week in the Com m o n s by Transport MinLstcr Don Jamieson, to up- date Prince Rupert into n ma- jor Canadian seaport, could mean an increased flow o( wheat through the northern B.C. port, and hopefully lake some of (he pressure off Vancouver, Mr. Jamic.son said grain han- dling facililics at Prince Rupert would Ret priority in improve- ment plans and that if Ihe pro- vincial wheal pools and other Erain handlers co-operated as hoped, a much larger volume of wheat than at present would in future flow to Asian and Pa- eific markets from the port. Prince Rupert is lo be up- dated as Ihe lOlh National Har- bors port. Mr. Jamieson has in- vited proposals leading lo the establish m c n t of a modern grain transhipment facility there. Other West Coast ports are included in plans to provide greater capacity and flexibility in access lo the Pacific, said Mr. Jamieson. (About million In federal spending has been budgeted for Prince Rupert in'lhe fiscal year beginning April Planned for Prince Rupert port: bulk handling and gen- eral eargi) Hhinpim! facilities in- stallation; Harbor limits extend- ed; administration, manage- ment and control transferred to the National Harbors Board (subject to transfer from for the purpose of operating a national harlwr using Crown lands at the port. Mr. Jamieson said represen- tatives of the community wilt be invited to serve as mem- bers of the Port of Prince Itu- perl Aufhorily, "which will be created at the first opportun- ity." A National Harbors Board business office had open- ed in Winnipeg to aid essential co-ordination of grain transpor- tation ami trans shipment facil- ities. The new office would contrl- bulc to establishing "more effi- cient traffic flows through the ports of Vancouver, Prince Ru- pcrt, Churchill, Man., and Thun- der Bay, Ont. tirain trade spokesmen all agreed on the advantage of Prince Rupert's closer geogra- phic position with Asian mar- kets about 500 to 700 miles compared to Vancouver. Bui a few problems to be overcome in making Prince Hu- pcrt a major port were olsa pointed out: for one thing, (hero is not an established importers don't like to use the port, which means that if a ship bringing cargo to Canada had to go id Vancouver anyway fiifct lo unload, the geographic ad- vantage at Prince tlupcrt be- comes a liability by causing an- other day's sailing time and two stops. Forrest Iletland of the Cana- dian Grain Commission in Win- nipeg commented that the pres- ent terminal at Prince Rupert has never been used to capa- city in grain handling. He said the port could han- cars. He said he would like to see more grain moved through the port, at least up to the pres- ent capacity. If updating the port generally increases tho import flow there, there would Iw a good chanco to nchicvc this, said Mr. Hol- land. Other grain trade spokesmen expressed similar rcn c t i o n s, and one said he doubted If new facilities would be built there die I'M cars a day and unlil exLsling ones were used lo has been getting only 30 lo 50 capacity. Grain shipments are slow Orain shipments to Vancou- ver arc still much below esti- mated shipping targets because of snow and mud slide lems lhat have slowed rail traf- fic. The terminals continue to op- erate at only partial capacity and were without cars on sev- eral occasions last week. Shipmcnls to Thunder Bay re- Tolal Grain Dale Tn Store (Ilus.) I Mar. 17 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 main light hnl were expected to reach ears a day by April 1. The Wheat Board has set a shipping target of cars tlailyfor the two ports and ex- pects to reach an export target of BOO million bushels during the 1971-1972 crop year. Tlic following outlines Ihe movement to Vancouver at the end o( March. Car fnloadi Water house plants early in day Ideally, house plants should be watered early in Ihe day, and a good watering once a week is preferable to a small amount of water once a day. P. D. McCalla, head of tha Alberta department of agricul- ture's horticulture branch, says that most people are more inclined to give their plants loo much water Irian too little. lie points oul that planls need air around their roots almost as much as they need water. Consequently, proper drain- age is very important for house planls. The flower pots should have from one to three holes in the bottom to allow the excess water lo drain away so that tho soil Ls properly aerated. The hole, or holes, at the bottom ot the pol should be partially cov- ered with stones or broken pot- tery lo prevenl them, from be- coming clogged. Melted snow or rain water a bolter for house planls than tap wafer, and in particularly ad- visable for azaleas and orange, lemon, lime' and grapefruit Tap water should stand for two to three hours before being used to allow most of the chlor- ine to he released. Also, water which Ls the same temperature as llinl of the room is much better kir house plants than cnVl water. ;