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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Swathing under way Thurtdoy, Auguil 12, ]57i THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 OrfAH'A (CP) Swathing lias started in many Prairie dis- tricts following a recent hot, dry spell which speeded crop devel- opn enl, Statistics Canada re- ported Wednesday. In a report on Prairie crop conditions compiled from tele- grams wired to Ottawa from correspondents Tuesday nighl. Ihc federal statistics bureau .said heavy yields arc expected in practically all of Manitoba, northeastern Saskatchewan and west-central and northern Al- bcila, where moisture supplies are "at least sufficient." Elsewhere, the land is dry but crop prospects are reported fa- vorable except in southern Al- berta, where there is a severe of moisture. A serious outbreak of Bursa army worms and beet web worms in rapeseed fields will cut into the yield of that crop, but extensive spraying opera- tions are under way, the bureau reported A special report on rust says wheat leaf rust is widespread in .Manitoba and parts of Saskat- chewan. Early-maturing fields of Manitou and Necpawa wheat show the heaviest infections. Loss is not expected to exceed in per cent of the potential yield in areas where the disease has appeared. Conditions by province' AUIKHTA A number of crops have been burned because of hot weaUicr in recent weeks in the southern and east-central areas. In west- central and northern districts, the heat is bringing heavy stands to maturity and above- average yields are expected Hail damage has been heavier than usual. Beet web worms ana army worms are a prob- lem. In southern areas some barley and fall rye crops have been combined and swathing ol all crops is beginning. Swathing should be general by the end of August. MANITOBA Early cereal crops and tall rye have Ijeen swathed in the southern and central parts (if the province ami sv.'albing is ex- pected to become general next week. Yield prospects are above average. Sunflowers and corn are growing well and rapeseed and field peas are well ad- vanced The Swan River area has been the only one hit hv aimy worms. SASKATCHEWAN Extremely hot, dry weather pushed crops to eaily maturity last week. Conditions are dry in all but the northeast The gen eral crop outlook is reported very good except in northern Saskatchewan, where there has been a severe outbreak of army worms. About 1 million acres are expected to be sprayed. The rapeseed crop in the southern part, however, is good. Wheat is (i'j-per-cent filled, coarse grains 73 per cent, flax 50 per cent and rapeseed 67 per cent. FOOTBALL THROUGH SAM ETCHEVERRY'S EYES. Can you see Ihe playi as well as ihe coach of ihe Grey Cup champion Monlreal O'Brien gives you a chance 1a compare how you slack up a gains! an experienced coach when walching football. Find oul whal Sam sees lhal you don't IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERAID WEEKEND MAGAZINE Consumers' association dissatisfied OTTAWA (CP) The Con- sumers' Association of Canada says the new federal competi- tion legislation is a major ad- vance but provisions in it relat- ing to misleading advertising should be made even tougher. The legislation was introduced in the Commons just before the summer recess and is to be taken up again in the fall. In a news release, the asso- ciation said the new legislation should include regulation "of advertising which omits perti- nent facts about a product or that which preys on fears of social unacceptability or implies that use of a product will pro- duce instant popularity. "In CAC's opinion, these types of advertising require regula- tion under the act." TJie association says regula- tions regarding sale prices or special pi'ices should apply to services as well as commodi- ties. it urges all Canadians to ex- press their views to their MPs or to Ron Basford, consumer af- fairs minister. COMES LONG WAY Gordon Lightfoot lias conic a long way since the clays wlicn lie shuffled in and oul of noisy bars in Ontario and Quebec. Jits music has be- come a national anthem, ly- rical tcstmcnt to the of Canada. Government's hands lied in strip mining case iSpiril EDMONTON (CP) Consli-1 lutional law prevents the pro-1 vincial government from forc- ing the abandonment of strip coal mining operations in the 1 Canmore corridor near Banff: National Park, Environment Minister James Henderson said here. Under a agreement in which Alberta acquired stew- ardship of mineral resources in the province from the federal government, there was a com- mitment thai (.he province was bound to honor all agreements made prior to 1930 by Ottawa, he said. The opening of a strip coal mine near the entrance to Banff National Park has be- come an issue in the campaign for the Aug. 30 provincial elec- tion. Mr. Henderson told a news conference the federal govern- ment in 1899 sold outright the Radio broadcasts reversed mineral on .1 portion tif the area in Canmorc where mining operations are taking pb.'j. The coal leases on the land were issued by Ottawa in ISO'J. The slipulalum which re- quires the province to honor the agreement "is in fact part of our Camidifln Mr. Henderson said. "It would lie undcn'ledly es- Ircnu-ly popular lo make stale- menLs indicating compliance with the request for a fermina-' lion to coal mining in the Canmore corridor. In fact nothing would please the'. government more at this time. Unforlunalely, the government i in Ihc discharge of its responsi- bilities can nul afford the par- tisan luxury of short-term poli- tical expediency." loiin approved OTTAWA (CP) A federal ican of was announced today to finance a land acquisi- tion and development, projeti at Spiril River, Alta The loan, lo AJbtrla Corp., is lo cover 90 cent of the cost of buying