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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDCE HERAID Saturday, April 28, 1973 Rapeseed case decision Sixth in south Packing plant for Brooks By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer BROOKS Three area stockmen, owners of Canada's largest cattle feedlot, are constructing Southern Alber- ta's fifth major slaughter plant here. The plant, expected to be in production in February, 1974, initially will handle 200 animals per day. Production can be increased to 400 ani- mals per day with the instal- lation of additional cooler space. There is now a Swift Cana- dian and Canada Packers plant in Lethbridge. Burns Foods has a plant in Leth- bridge and Medicine Hat. Lakeside Packers will be- come the sixth major wholly- owned subsidiary of Lakeside Farm Industries with head- quarters in Brooks. Garnet Altwasser, one of the principals of Lakeside Farm Industries, said the slaughter house will operate on the open market, buying cattle where it can in compe- tition with other packing houses. Lakeside Farm Industries owns some of the cattle held in the Lakeside Feeders feed- lot and these animals could be processed in the new plant to assist production, he said. The other cattle in the feed- lot are property of individu- als and will be sold to the highest bidder. Parts of Lakeside Farm Industries operation, spread over hundreds of acres with the feedlot, hog operation and packing house are situated on either side of the Trans- Canada Highway just west of Brooks. The farm is in the district and commercial feed supply outlets are cen- tred in Brooks. Medicine Hat and Caster. The most impressive sight in the conglomerate is the feedlot, capable cf feeding 25.- 000 animals a day. It contains more than 200 acres of pen- ned area. The capacity will reach animals within two years. Mr. Altwasser saifl the large feed mill erected beside the offices for Lakeside Farm In- dustries is not being used to capacity. The mill was de- signed to serve animals a day and this is the objec- tive of the operators. A new section of the feedlot, located just west of the es- tablished section, is made of pipe and cable. This is cheap- er in the long run than the traditional plank pens because maintenance is minimal. The pens all have a spring action at each corner and when an animal pushes into the cables, it is pushed back into the pen. To run the feed mill and feedlot complex efficiently, it takes 20 employees. John Clark is foreman of the modern electronic feed mill, which, with 700 horse power combined in the var- ious electric motors to drive Push-button feeder os many as fed each day the conveyers, grinders and mixers, is one of the largest facilities in Alberta. The entire operation is con- trolled by push buttons. A fully integrated transitorized series of control boxes guide individual parts cf the opera- tion the foreman simply selects what he wants accord- ing to a formula and starts the mill. The plant has storage for bushels of grain. At the time The Herald visited the plant, bushels of feed barley were being used daily. Mr. Clark said the most barley used by the plant at one time was per day last winter. A unique feature of the feed mill is a vegetable silo which uses culled vegetable product from farmers in the region. The vegetables are put into a pit and allowed to soak. They are then put into the various feed rations in differ- ent amounts to add protein and feed nutritive value to the. rations. Mr. Clark said Lakeside Feeders is the only Canadian company to use the vegetable silo to such a large extent. With more than ani- mals fed through the feedlot last year, air. Clark had to keep both large feed trucks busy daily to serve the ani- mals. There have been times the feeding operation isn't profitable. "At times, it seems all we do is feed the animals for the he said. Mr. Altxvasser is seriously studying several new process- es involving animal waste to make the operation more vi- able. He has in his office some building brick constructed of manure and glass. Another envelope contains carbon black made from processed manure, which according to Mr. Altwasser, is being used to make ink to print news- papers in Los Angeles. He says when one of the processes now beirig tested becomes successful, they will try to manufacture the "prod- uct themselves. Indian News Media gets grant The Indian News Media at Cardston will receive an Al- berta Government grant of it was announced this week in Edmonton. The provincial grant com- bined with the 1972-73 federal grant of S90.000 the publica- tion received was not suffi- cisnt funding for planned pro- gramming this year, said Caen B'.y, editor of Kainai News. She said all projects were cut and planned video tape recorded programming was eliminated for this yesr. The grant will be used to continue the Indian News Media's radio programming ard the operation of the Kai- nai News, a bi-monthly news- paper. The provincial government amounted a total of S398.COO to assist native organizations throughout the province. In addition to the Indian News Media's grant, the Metis Association of Albarta received the Alberta Native Communications Soci- ety of Edmonton. the Voice of Alberta Native Wom- en. and the Federation of Alberta Metis Settlement Association, Victory wheat board' The decision Friday of dis- trict court Judge C. G. Yano- sik overturning a conviction on rapesesd over-delivery against a Trochu man does little for the position of the Alberta Grain Commission, its chairman said Friday. "In a sense the Canadian wheat board won, but I'm happy with the decision and I'm happy for Mr. John Channon said. Mr. Siltala, who had been' convicted in provincial court of over-delivering rapeseed, was granted his appeal on the basis that there are, in Judge Yanosik's opinion, three dif- ferent quotas for the grain. At stake in the case was whether the Canadian wheat board has the power to regu- late intra trade where it does not interfere with the national grain han- dling system. Mr. Siltala had been charg- ed that on March 2, 1972, he delivered by truck, to West- ern Canada Seed Processors in Lethbridge, 567 bushels of "other having made in the same crop year, previous oeliverv (u1 VF De- seed totalling bushels. The Crown had contended that there is only one quota for the grain the aggre- gate of quotas for "other "other rape for crush- ers." and "low erucic acid rapaseed" and that on the basis of Mr. Siltala's assign- ed acreage, he could legally deliver only bushels of rapeseed for the 1971-72 crop year. In dismissing the convic- tion, Judge Yanosik said that if the Crown's position was correct, then Siltala could have delivered the aggregate quota amount bushels to either delivery point Trochu or Western Canada Seed Processors, and under the wheat board act "this cannot be so." Spry and jolly 30 years later By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A Lethbridge woman was told in 1943 she only had three years to live following an operation for cancer of the lower bowel. Thirty years later Mrs. Alice Peterson. 537 I2B St. N. is as spry and jolly as one can be at the age of 76 and a living example that cancer can be beaten. "My doctor told me later that I had actually died on the operating table but he shook me back to she said. As a result of the operation she has been a colcstomy patient ever since. A colostomy is an artificial opening of the bowel on the surface of the abdomen. It substitutes for the rectum, and through it the bowel dis- charges its contents. Mrs. Peterson says the co- lostomy hasn't really chang- ed her life style and she hasn't had any fears of can- cer recurring. The Canadian Cancer So- ciety has asked her to talk to other persons who have just recently become colostomy patients to reassure them they'll be able to live normal lives. Apparently some patients feel their colostomy may em- barrass them when out in the public if gas should escape from it. "They shouldn't w o r r y about it at said Mrs. Peterson. "People don't real- ly mind if you excuse your- self." Colostomy hasn't been a problem for her while travel- ling or camping ami she says she hasn't curtailed any ac- tivities because of it. Her friendly blue eyes sparkled when she boasted. "I even washed the house floors on my knees because I don't believe in using a mop." Mrs. Petersan has lived a life of misfortune and physi- cal illness, but today she still laughs about it. "I never did worry about anything that happened to she claimed. "I was always more c o n c c rned about my family." She has three sons and five grandchildren to occupy her thoughts. Sugar diabetes became a part of her life as a young- ster. That was followed by a serious auto accident during her married life. Then cancer struck and her husband died a year and a half later. Six years ago she had a heart attack. Then came a case of whooping cough and she is in the hospital today recovering from a broken arm. She broke her arm this month while walking across her kitchen floor, and re- mained helpless on the floor until her son returned home two and a half hours later. She says it is much easier to care for a colcstomy in the seventies than it was in the forties because the medical profession has developed bet- ter equipment and supplies to keep the cclostomy clean. What dees this 76 year- oM lady plan to do after com- pleting the thsrapy treat- ment for her injured arm? "Go camping at Waterton with my she said. West side., budget up for debate City council mil meet in special session Monday to con- sider the 1973 operating bud- get and final West Lethbridge development proposals. A number of resolutions from aldermen on the budget are expected to be deait with at the meeting. City Manager Tom Nutting has requested that the budget be adopted by May 4. A bylaw officially setting this year's business tax at eight per cent will aiso be be- fore council Mondav. Mr. Channon said he doesn't think the Crown will appeal the decision, but "we still have to get from the courts a de- cision on our jurisdiction." Mr. Siltala deserves a lot of credit for going through with the appeal, Mr. Channon said, adding that most of other farmers who pleaded guilty to similar charges were really not guilty. Crown Prosecutor John Bor- as said following the decision that the judgment will be stu- died with a view to taking the matter to a higher court. Highway 3 group seeks way to attract tourists FERNIE An organiza- tion formed to promote tour- ist use of Highway 3 decided at a. mating Friday to ex- amine" ways of attracting people to the southern trans- provincial route. "The consensus of the meeting was that we should determine where the market is and then try to find a way to bring people from that market the pro-tern chairman of the Crowsnest Highway Committee, Norm Frankish, said. The meeting, attended by about 25 businessmen from Grand Forks to Medicine Hat, heard a brief from the Crows- nest Citizens Committee call- ing for the re-buldmg of 21 miles of the highway through the Pass. The last time the highway ivss up-graded was in 1950, Mr. Frankish said, and at present tourists get bound up in internal traffic through tho pass. The Crowscest Highway Committee is hoping that ths tourism branch of the federal department of industry, trade, and commerce will give the group the same help they offered to the Yellow- head route association. Specifically, Mr. Frankish said, would like the tour- Youth jailed for one day after assault A 16-year-old B a r n w e 11 youth received one day in jail and 18 months probation after be pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of indecent assault on a juvenile girl. Lloyd James Worme had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape, but Fri- day in district court in Leth- bridge the charge, arising from an incident Feb. 11, was reduced to indecent assault. A 27-year-old Lethbridge man was found guilty Fri- day in provincial court of possession of hashish, but was acquitted of having the drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Robert Charles Molnar was fined after provincial judge L. W. Hudson ruled that three vials of liquid hash- ish and a small bag of hashish found in a raid Dec. 22 be- longed to Molnar. Two Lethbridge men, each charged with possession of MDA for the purposes of traf- ficking, were remanded with- out plea to May n. Charged under the Food and Drug Act are Kim Pat- rick Weir, of 635 12th St. S.. and Garv Stephen Grant, of 212 llth St. S. ism branch to assist them in printing roadmaps of the Highway 3 area and also in- clude on itsi brochures the Crowsnesi route as an arter- ial highway. The committee will also be asking for submissions from artists for a logo design which can be used on promotional material. The committee will be sup- porting the re-building of por- hcns of the highway and wants to make people more aware of its existence as a route to ths coast. Members of the group also hope to make some money from their efforts. Mcst of the towns along Highway 3 depend on one in- dustry, Mr. Frankish said, and ths orgEaizationis trying to promote tourism as the second. The committee is being supported by chambers of commerce in B.C. and by the two tourist zones in Southern Alberta. Within certain lim- its, he said, funds will be matched dollar for dollar by both groups. The mesting also elected three directors, with a fourth from the Lethbridge district yet to ba named. The Tnree men are Leo Mills, curator of a museum in Grand Forks, a Cranbrook businessman, Jim Dalton, and Dave Oli- phant, secretary-manager of the Medicine Hat and district tourist council. Joseph Diett Gas company man retires Lethbridge and district su- perintendent Joseph A. H- Diett has retired from the Ca- nadian Western Natural Gas Company after 38 years of service. Mr. Diett worked with ths company as a gas line fitter before joining the army. In 1346 he resumed his job, working his way through pro- motion" to distribution super- visor in 1957. In September. 1970. he was appointed superintendent for Lethbridge and district. Almost all law is to protect haves from have-nots, says student TJds Is tfcf fifth b a s of stvcn articles the rofc of the police and what individuals from various social and economics perceive that roV1 to be. To- day's intwvifw is with a Viri- vrrsity of student. Monday's trill he with a local trade unionist By WARREN" CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The system of private prop- erty i? so rigid that it takes "an incredible amount of bureaucrats, laws, and police- men to sifaightcn it out, a University of "Lethbridge stu- dent feels. "Almost everything in this society has to belong to some- one, and it lakes an awful lot of society's energy just to fig- ure out who owns John McTrmis. a political science student, and a member of Student Society Council, say? Policemen mu-t get tired" of o 1 i c i n g private properly he sajs Almost of the Ia-v to private property. The role the police becomes the protection of the property of that have property, against the people have property, he sajs. He claims people who own property rarely know the po- Hre exist, except to a police car drive by, while on the other end of the spec- trum He says that in a society which place? so much m ownership, production of public roods such as bous- ing and a clean environment ignored. "No one can justify putting a g.as station on a corner there are already three ins-tead building a school, or a Mr Mr- Innis If the police ha-vp any role si all. it should be the protec- tion human rights, and they should examine whose rights they are protect ing Mo5? police lord to ire their role in terms of pro- tection of rights, "but there are more important rights than those existing in our make believe Mr. Mclnnis said. The roost basic right is the ck-im Jo life, followed by the right to be free from either physical or psychological molestation. This second right implies that people should be guaran- teed a decent standard of The third basic right iden- tified by Mr. Mclnnis is the frerdoTn tn develop along in- dividual lines This however, has a low- er priority than the npW to life and the right to a basic standard of living. If the distribution of wealth the private property doss not the first two Tights, then the system of private ownership must be changed. Mr. Mcln- nis said. There are some things (ho poJice can do to improve