Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
.Tuesday, April 17, 1973 THE LETHBKlDGE HERALD POT-LUCK Have you been bit by Soirct'mes people are kind enough to write to Pot-Luck. It's only fair we answer them We received a very nice let- er from Mrs. Diane Lundgren of Vu'can. She says, "In regards to TOUT art'cle Pot-Luck in the April 2 issue of Chinook I .rould like to make tiie follow- ing cerements. "It is not just 'Mayor Mc- Queen and Vulcanizers' .rho are fighting unrestricted (Hutfente) colony expansion jut the rural residents of the Bounty, of which I am one, as welL of love affairs, what about the relationship be- .ween the Hutterian brethren and fie whole news media? I "ail to understand why you take stand against the individual "amily farm when your paper is predominantly a rural one." Wei', Mrs. Lundgren, I guess think the shades are really down in my front hall. I guess you think I'm some tind of a city dude. Arthur Jones, farmer of the Vukan district, came up to see the Pot-Luck muckraker the other day. He, too, can't un- derstsnd why Pot-Luck is in favor of him being surrounded y Hutterites. The Vulcan Chamber of Com- merce started this, by issuing a map that makes no sense I could take a chicken, paint Us feet with India ink, and let it walk all over my table doth and come up with a bet- ter man than the Vulcanizers. By their figuring, Hutterites are going to spread cut until they are farming all of the Wild Rose Province. This won't happen It n-ns up a blush on my ancient cheeks when I think of ft, but tbe Hutterite women are naming fewer and fewer chil- dren just like the rest of us. I don't say this is a good thing. But it's happening. It's something like the man who drowned in a river with an average depth of four feet. We're floundering around in a 10-foot hole right now, with our mral problems, but that doesn't mean won't touch bottom and climb to safety on the other side. I have never taken a stand against the individual family "arm. Mrs. Lundgren and Mr. Tones. I can't understand how you ;an derive this from Pot-Luck. Basically, Hutterite farms are farms. They're as dif- ferent from communism as light is different from day. This is because Hutterian jrethren are religious people. They didn't invent communal living, says John Wurz, one of three men who lead the Darius Hutterian brethren. It was given to them by Christ. They live that way because they have no choice. They can live no other way and have eace of mind or an easy con- science. I admire and respect them WATCH FOR Fairfield Appliance Ser- vices Ltd. Shag, Indoor- Outdoor Special in tomor- row's Lethbridge Herald. By D'ARCY RICKAPJ) for having the courage of their convictions. Huttentes are not killing the family farm in Alberta In fact, they are offering us a fine ex- ample of how to save our tradi- tional way of life in the rural areas. So we're really not that far apart, Mrs. Lundgren and Mr. Jones. We agree the small farm must be saved. We agree the trend to the cities must be reversed and that the best farmers are the farmers who live on the land. Rural people are the salt of the earth. By JOE SKEMANCHUK Entomologist Lethbridge Research Station Have you ever been bitten by a very sma'l insect and did not know what it was? It probably was a no-see-um. As the name implies, no-see- ums are very minute blood- sucking fbes. They somewhat resemble very small irosquitoes in ap- pearance but differ by the short- er mouthparts and the mottled effect on the wings. These blood-sucking flies are some- times called biting midges, sand flies, or punkies. Adult no-ses-ums are very small, between one-sixteenth and one-thirty-second of an inch in length. The life-cycle is as follows: After a blood meal, the female lays about 100 eggs on damp soil at the edge of a perman- ent slough, lake, dugout, lagoon, stream or river. The eggs hatch in a few days, giving rise to long, biuoootii, wonn- hke larvae. The larvae are very active and they feed on the other in- sects around them in the mud and water. Four mouJts and one winter later, the larvae pupate. After a few days in the pupal stage the adult emerges. Adult no-see-ums may live for as long as a month. In Alberta, no-see- ums are known to have one generation per year. No-see-ums are widely distrib- uted in Alberta. In some places, especially in recreation areas near permanent bodies of water, they occur in high enough num- bers to be intolerable. Female no-see-ums, avoid wind and sun and full daylight. They bite chiefly in the even- ing and in the morning. They are most prevalent from the beginning of June to the mid- dle of August The females are small enough to pass through ordinary window screening and may bite people while they are asleep. In spite of their minute size, no-see-ums inflict great pain. The victim is surprised that such pain can be inflicted by such an extremely small insect. The bite is very painful and causes an irritation that may persist for several days. The immediate reaction to fhe bite is like the wheal resulting from a mosquito bite. After a day or two, this wheal is re- duced to a smaller red one that may harden and last for sev- eral weeks or months. Mass bit- ing by no-see-ums may result in extreme scratching and second- ary infections. ____ THE Lefhbridge's GREATEST SALE CONTINUES The Boss is Really a Great Guy when he's here he makes lots of people happy with great buys on Mobile Homes, always! But, while he's away enjoy- ing a well deserved holiday, I aim to go one step better and make deals thai will make even the Boss Sit-Up and take notice. And thafs a promise! S AWAY.. Mobile Home Living" Due to Overwhelming Public Response! See Me "Bill" Romanchuk, For the best buys You Could Ever Hope to Get in Mobile Homes, Now! Extra Bill Romanehuk We have Worth of New 1973 Units Now Going at Savings of Up to WE GUARANTEE YOU A BETTER BUY! 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