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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE lETHDRiOGE HERALD Tuoirfay, 9. ML A resisted politics until after retirement Mia Amlm-son (SC bridgc Kusl resisted the temp- tations to enter politics unlil nllcr lie had retired in 1970. At agi! 5- liis hands, lie accepted lire in- vitalion of friend and local Soc- ial Credit president Joe Ilnnra- luui and stood as a provincial candidate. In 1971, lie wa-s elected to Hie Alberta legislature, the first public office he'd ever hold. The other Lcthbridgc seat went to Dick Gruenwald (SC-Lclhbririgc II was Hie tirst time lite city had two MlAs. Before redis- tribution, Hie lone Lclhbridgc MLA, also a Socrcd, was Jack Landcryou. It didn't interest hint In a political way that his lidgh school principal in Calgary in 1034 was William Abcrhart, the man who a year later look the brand new Socrcd party into office for the first lime in llic history of the province. Tlie party stayed in of face for 3fj years. Nor did it matter mudi that Ids father-in-law, when he mar- ried Louise Smith of Coaldale 10 years later, was a card- carrying Socred It was only at the end of his business life in that Iw gave the nvatter serious con- sidcration and decided to take tlie plunge. As a freshman MfiA at the Semen test starts A testing program for Cana- dian beef sires' somen has set up by Western Ontario Breeders Inc.. Eastern Breed- era Inc., United Breeders Inc., ond Western Breeders Ltd. Called the Canadian Beef Sires Progeny Testing Pro- gram, it losUs soman to eval- uato tlie genetic merit of licet sirts from whom semen Is of- fered for sale. grain sa. les Announcement of an addi- tional sale of wheat and barley to the U.S.S.R. July 18, follow- ed release of news that export sales of Canadian grain Include purchase of subslantial quanti- ties by Japan. U.S.S.R. will purchase an additional 1.5 million tons (55 million bushels I of wheat and flour during the next crop year. This is in addition to ttie 3.5 million tons contracted in February, 1972. In addition, tho Canadian Wheat Board sold tons (nine million bushels) of barley to the U.S.S.n. for shipment during the 1072-73 crop year. Sales lo Japan Included 142 Ions of wheat, of bar- ley, o[ rapcsecd, of flax-seed ami 500 of rye. Two thousand tons of flaxsced went to Kurope. Algeria will be the recipient of metric tons of wheat gifted by the Canadian govern- ment under an iiid program. Thirteen vessels are sched- uled to arrive at west coast ports before Iho end of the crop year, witli six due in the first week to UK; new crop year. To- tal shippablo stocks at the west coast were 10.1 million bushels on .July 12. Overseas clearances of Cana- dian grain to July 5 surpassed the total one year ago by 86 million bushels, at CM million, With only two weeks remaining to the end of the crop year, it appeared unlikely that exports will reach 800 million. Heavy deliveries by pro- ducers lo the end of the crop year continue to be necessary. Recent increases an- nounced by the Canadian Wheat Board Include a two-bushel In- crease to 12 bushels for rajx- (toed and a five-bushel Increase to 30 bushels for ryo. Traits tested include case of calving, growth rate, carcass (inality and maternal ability. Tlw male calves will go inlo a single feedlot as steers and their carcass quality will be scored. The lieifcr calves will be kept as a single unit until they have weaned one calf, in order to test their maternal traits. Canadian BocI Sires com- pletely supervises all of tiic program from the ran- dom breeding of test rows to the slaughter of steers in pack- itjg plants and tho weaning of at least one calf by heifers. Commercial cow herds in Al- berta, Saskatchewan ond Mnni- ioba have used to give a broad base of genetic material within a cross section of man- agement conditions. Test sires are randomly mated in the eo-opcrMiiig herds in order to ensure that no one bull can gnin an advantage by being bred to a selected group of cows. All progeny bom will be Included in tlie test ami all information gathered will be made public by Canadian Beef Sires. The first phase of the first test has now been completed. It is tho calving case and birth weight summary on the 11 Sim- mental and nine Limousin sires used In the 1971 breeding sea- son. Canadian Beef Sires mam- tains a check group of bulls within the test unit cow herds in order to evaluate bulls test- ed in different years. During the present breeding season, 11 Simmenlal, seven Limousin and five Mainc- Anjmi bulls are being tested for a total of 25 on test compared with 20 bulls last year. For further information, con- tact Ilobert A. Preslagc, Beef Program Director, Canadian Beef Sires, 4715 43th Street, Camrosc. legislature this spring, Mr. An- derson said Iw spent most of his timo getting to know where things were and how to get things done. With alarm, ho discovered lhat some of his political col- leagues lived up to the popular image of the long winded poli- tician. MLAs particularity cabi- net ministers differ- ent diaracters the moment they stepped onto the stage on the floor of the legislature, he said. Helpful and courteous In com- mittee meetings or in their of- fices, they became pompous and evasive during debate, said the ML A. "It's ridiculous the way some of them try to impress people." Tlie soft-spoken businessman said he also marvelled at the efforts some of his MLA friends made to divide tlwir time between govenimont and their private businesses. Mr. served on com- mittees studying private mem- bers bills and public accounts. This summer he will serve on a special legislative committee looking into reform of the Work- men's Compensation Act. Tlie committee under Labor Minister Bert Hohol, Ls to re- port back to the legislature by UK fall silling, scheduled t o start Oct. 25. Although appointed opposi- tion critic on Sumsing, Mr. An- derson kept liis .speeches short and confijwd to business of in- terest to Letiibridgo constitu- ents. An MLA baa a role to play beliind the scenes, he said. There are always consliluent problems lhat require help. Peo- ple put m a seemingly endless list of demands for assistance to get pension payments, birth certificates, business licences and numerous other govern- ment services. Born near Medicine Hat, Joim Victor Anderson lost both par- ents early In life and left high scliool in Grade 11 during Hie depression lo get a Job. He could recall only slightly going lo tJw office of Mr. Aber- hart, Ihe principal at Crescent Heights High School in Calgary to request permission to leavo. "Ho knew I5ie times were tougli and some of us couldn't afford lo go to said the former student. The kind, but firm older man was well liked by most students, said Mr. Anderson. Students at tho high scliool couldn't have predicted lire fame Iheir principal would later achieve-. Mr. Anderson said lie wasn't Interested In the Social Credit platfoim being promoted, bill can remember listening to Aberhart speak on tho radio. Aberhart campaigned at night and a year later, in 1935, led his new party lo power. Mr. Anderson worked as a farm hand at Barons for a cou- ple of years coining to Lctlibridgc in 19W looking tor work. lie got a job fitting windows at Sash and Door Company and hekl tlie job during war. Because ttie company was installing windows in airports and similar war it was conlrilruling to tte war ef- fort. There wan a prison camp with German captives at the northeast end of Lcthbridgc dur- ing tho war years and a num- ber of air force training bases throughout southern Alberta. Mr. Anderson said he was kept busy installing glass in these- facilities and spent tho war in tho city. He carried a card to prove he was authoriz- ed to bo exempt from overseas service and was stopped to show It on numerous occasions, said, In 1948 with a partner, Joli'n Jacobson, Mr. Anderson start- ed Lethbrldge Glass. He and Mr. Jacobson sold Iho firm In 1970 to a Canada-wide glass company. "I've never been much of a guy for wandering ho said of his life-long stay in southern Albcrla. "I didn't think there were greener pas- tures far off. I always felt you had to stay in one place and work to get ahead." Tho Andersons have two married daughters, one living here and the other at Kdmon- ton. Oct. 19 lo 27 BILLINGS, Mont. (Special) The Northern International Livestock Imposition vail held here Oct. 19 to 27, and is expected to draw interest from many points. NILK say their carefully-prescribed mixture of reputation plus premium mon- ey lias produced a feeder cat- tle show wliicb Is second to none. Since its inception, the North- ern International has placed emphasis on the commercial livestock end of the industry. The NILE directors and offi- cials have continually directed attention to the commercial cat- le, sheep and hog aspects of the business. Tlie results have been gratify- InR Iwth for the NILE officials as well as the commercial men themselves. Because of t b e s o combined efforts, the NILE Feeder Show and Sales now rank as some of the most out- standing in the country. Each year the consignmenls lo (hfl feeder cattle show of (he NILK have increased and im- proved in quality. As a result of the reputation the show has trained, the prices paid each fall for these animals have con- stantly fallen into tho "bonus category." Consignors and buyers aliko hnvo benefited from the in- creased emphasis placed on quality and availability of tlwso tine animals. Although part of the attrac- tion of tho show has heon Its reputation, another attractive fcalurc is the amount of pre- mium money that is offered each year. This year nearly 000 will bo available to consign- ors. Some of this money is offer- ed by the NILE itself; others is offered on a contingency basis by breed associations or artifi- cial insemination services, A breakdown of the premium money will bo made between tho Pens of 20 and the Peas of 5. Additional premiums will also bo offered to the overall Grand Champion Pens. Breed divisions will include Black An- gus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais and Charolais cross, English crossbixxls and other English breeds, and other crossbrcds including Exotics. NILK premium money will bo offered on the basis of and for tho Champion Load of 20 in each breed divi- sion and a premium for Iho Champion Pen of 5. In addition, the Grand Champion Load of 20 will receive and the Grand Champion Pen of 5 will receive Appropriate trophies ami ribbons to six places will also be made available. Additional awards arc being made available by artificial in- semination services. Curti-ss Breeding Service is offering a award to the Grand Champion I'cn of 20 Steers if (hey are sired by Curtlss bulls. The American Breeders Service is offering a award on tho some basis, as is the Prnhie Breeders, Inc. who are offering a special award. Allen K. Walton, general man- ager, reminded potential con- signors that entries must lie in by Oct. 10. Tlie calllo will bo judged and graded on Oct. 20 and the sale will held I'M- day morning, Od. 27. GRAIN STATISTICS Tlie following Wiles from liie .stalbtKS division, Canadian Grain Commission, online prairie ctc-rotor roof-tote and shipments from August 1 1971, to June 21, 1CI72. At June 21, Alberta cleva tor ddivc-rifn totalled 194.3T. million Imshois; in lire same pcrjod .1 year ago the figure was 198.1 inillion. M r-kalcliowan elevator d ehveries to Juno 21, at 471 million IxKheSs, are up dramatically from tho 337 million figure for Rocoiptt Crop Year to Date Wheat Manitoba Saskatchewan.................... Alberta Tolal Some Period A Year Ago Crop Year lo Date Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta Total Some Pfirfod __ A Year Ago......... comparable period a ycnr car licr. in .GOO'S of ;