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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Auguil 14, 1971- If You Ask Me.. By Margaret Luckhursl Society should give llic middle-aged a break. We have been preoccupied for years now in seeing to it that our youth receive advantages which permits (hem opportunities for education, travel nnd leisure which we vho are (heir parents never received. At the other end of life's span are doing more and more io make the sunset years of our elderly more comfortable and pleasant. Nobody would deny that these are enlightened improvements on the generations heretofore, when the youth were ignored and the aged were left to moulder in work- houses. But about Ihe people in between? They de- serve some consideration too. Very often today when people reach middle life their burden increases, rather than diminishes. Not only do they frequently have young people to help get on life's road but they are often morally responsible In assisting aged relatives who are confused at the changing social structures. Something should be done for this age bracket loo. and one suggestion would be for all employers, the labor unions and industry io consider giving their long-time middle-aged employees half a year's leave of absence with pay. Why should it be manda- j tory for an employee to Ihink of increased leisure time only afler age 65? Too often an employee, richly feted upon 40 years' faithful service would have been a good deal more grateful if lie'd had six months leave after 20 years when he was younger, more vigorous and more ad- venturesome. Society is slowly working toward shorter work weeks, earlier retirement and better pensions. But unfortunately at present, time is too lalo for some people to pursue their life's ambition when they have to punch a clock until age G5. In my opinion a few months leave at 45 or 50 i would reward employers in many ways and it would be an encouragment and incentive to every aver- age working person. No official support from south Indian bands Henderson Lake now weed-free Potts said today the band can- not endorse or boycott the ev- ents !o the coercion of in- i dividual band members. i The Stony Indian band wants other Alberta Indians to join them in boycotting Banff In- dian Days in 1972, but they are unlikely to receive any support Irom other bands in the prov- ince. Although Banff used to deal almost exclusively with the TI.C annual Abridge; best an-angemcnl of flo.er, that now participate in the an- j and District Horticultural So- cier> show next week will have 11) HOB TL'nMJIl Slalf Writer TIKI weed problem In jicn- dcrson Late is no more, bill Dr. John Allan of the Lelh- bridge research station isn't taking any of the credit. Dr. Allan, a research scientist in charge of a con- tinuing program to clear the lake of weeds said in an in- terview the plants have died and disappeared, apparently of natural causes." Weeds were almost chok- ing the lake the earl part of summer hut the ever- inclement weather w h i c 1. seemed at the time to .nang around forever prevented (he program from being conduct- ed. A number of treatments had been planned but they were held off and when Dr. Allan got back from vaca- lion several weeks ago. the weeds had almost totally dis- appeared. Two possible causes, or maybe a combination of both, have been advanced as the reason why the weeds were removed naturally. The first reason touted is that the off-windy weather of June and July acted on the plants to dislodge them and eventually tliry just became refuse on Ihe shores of the lake. The second and more sig- nificant speculation is that the heavy rainfall during the first pait of Ihe summer nisei) the level of the lake substantially, so that when the plants came to seed, they were "drowned." This discovery, made al- most accidentally, is ex- tremely important because it may signal a practical yet cheap way to cope with the problem in the future. The level of Henderson lake can be loscly contiolled. There are several thick weed beds remaining in he lake, but Dr. Allan said these will not hB attacked because they arc useful for study purposes. A number of strains of weeds which are resistant to any man-made chemicals are included in the total and further study of their characteristics is being planned. The program did get in i few" licks Uiis summer. One- half acre of lake bottom was Lreated in front of the Jap- anese Gardens. The treat- ment worked. Lethbridgi Society show set nual celebrations. Even less support can be ex-: added impetus for competitors pected from the two southern i Ui the flower arrangements sec- Alberta Indian bands, the j lion wi'Ji the addition of a spe- Bloods and the Peigans, be-1 cjal trophy. cause they have little to doi Ron Viney. president of the the show. The prize with the Banff days anyway. society, announces a new Lro- Peigan band manager Henry phy will be presented for the WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING IVIORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Form Industrial Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loadi Carloadt Truck Scales Magnot Crane Servics National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Streel Norlh Phone 328-1721 "Scrap Is Our Business" FIELD DAY AT BROOKS ALBERTA HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER FRIDAY, AUGUST 27th a.m. p.m. TOURS DEMONSTRATIONS FILM DISPLAYS of Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamentals, Floral Arrangement! FREE LUNCH OF FRESH VEGETABLES 1 BEVERAGE NORTHERN BUS SERVICE AVAILABLE If Sufficient Inlereit Shown PRE-REGISTER BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 Wilh Dltlritl Extension Office Alberta Department of Agriculture Administration Building Lcfflbridgo, Alberta LEAVE AUGUST VJ, FROM: LETHBRIDGE, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING A.M. RETURN p.m. Coil: per perion, return WARNER COUNTY OFFICE A.M. RETURN p.m. Cost: por person, return J Enclosed please find dollars S .for hu.s tiekcl.s, return, Io Field Day at I Drooks, Alberta HorlinilLurol Researeh Center. AiiRitst 27. If sufficient registrations. 1 understand I I will be notified by radio August 26, and my registra- tion lee will be returned. ADDUKSS: at chasing a SI society member- ship will he eligible to win n ]7 door of a chaise lounge classes "for arraneements. The chairs. The mc'-.bcr- trophy will be foiAhe most shil> also entitles the member standing exhibit in all 17 class-' Io receive a free monthly gar- ec; cloning letter for a year. Cash prizes for first, second and third place winners in the1 classes for vegetables and are lo exceed "18' >'earr UP for Srahs "ldud- "Fiercer arranging is an art form." said Mr. Viney. "and de- pends much less on horticultur- al excellence than on artistry. The most ordinary material, in the hands of someone with ima- gination and sensitivilv, can lead to the highest and most I Tie W. Viney Memorial tro- exciting excellence- in flower "h.v greatest number of arranging points in the vegetable class; So wliethe has a food llle challenge trophy create iiing show, and we urge the greatest; P K possible public participation in- these competitions.'1 The trophy will be donated by The Lethbridge Herald. This year's show is to be held under the Exhibition grand- stand Wednesday and Tlmrs- by the late Georpc U. Stacey for the greatest numlKT orial trophy for the most in Ihe dahlias classes; F. Downer trophy for the most points in the gladiolus section, Hie city's official T. II. Llewellyn Memorial trophy for liie points in the bnrkrt day. The show will npcn Io the, and vasc of pubhc about noon trophy for the right after the exhibits have highest scnrinc in pladioli's; It will The 2-i9 classes include: seven classes for children; 43 vege- table classes; two vegetable collections; 11 fruit sections; 21 potted plant classes; six Afri- can violets; 47 cut flowers; 15 rose; 17 flower arrangements; 22 dahlias; and 50 gladiolus Last year there were 400 en- tries in the various classes and almost everyone took home at lea one prize. An entry fee of In per cent of the first prize in eacli class is charged the ex-' hibitor. This could run any- where from 15 cent1; Io 75 cents, depending on the class. It is generally conceded that exhibitors leave the show with more money than they paid out. Judges for this year's show include: Alf Sniilh, roses-' Jack Downs, dahlias: George Rrces. cut flowers, Kyoto Shigehiro, arrangements ar.d centre pieces; Mrs. Robert ALwood, African violets; Dave Allen, gladiolus. The vegetable judge is Jim ArchibaJd. Next year, Uie 50th annual LeUibridge and District Horti cultural Society show, will also fcahTC the provincial horticul- tiiral show and the national gladiolus show in Lethbridge. Deadline for entries in this year's show is Monday. Per- sons desiring further informa- tion and a prize list may con- tact the society's secretary, Mrs. Geraldine Dye, at 2214 Mlh Avc. S., telephone 32fl-iG7g. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capiiol Furnilure Bldg. PHONE 328-76841 RICHARDSON PONDWEED One of Ihe most common Henderson Lake weeds is Richardson Pondweed a plant which grows rapidly and spreads its shoots from a rool sysiem. Sago Pondweed and Waller Milfail are Iwo of the olher half-dozen local water weeds. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPtETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcement! (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Thank You Cardi Napkins Matches We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cords wilh each Order.1 FREE CUSTOMER PARKING been judged. It will rcmnin, open until about 10 p.m., rs-' opening Tlirrsday a a.m. and riosinft about ID p.m. An admitlance for of "id cviits fir adulLs is charged. Children are adinitled free. Persons pur-, HANDI PACK GARBAGE DISPOSAL BAGS For all household garbage. lawn grass, etc Keep your yord and ci'.y clcnn Hrmdi pack of 50 bags FREDDIE'S PAINT (WESTERN) LTD. 816 3rd Avc. 5. Ph. 327-5540 and The IleraM (.ronliv for (he arrangement of flowors at show. TJic ksi.'m mrdjJ ;lcd the rr.'inpdilor Ilic largest amount of prize money in horticnlliira! classes. The Herald's Gardener of the Yoar trophy iviJl also lx> aivard- od during the show. Who can enter 11 ic show? Anybody who has or purchases a membership. They do no( have to be experts in the qar- field h wm a prize or prizes. What kind of products can be entered? Just about anything. Another dump fire City firefighters answered a call "to the city landfill opera- tion at enout fi p.m.'Friday. They remained on duly for tvo hours, there no dam-j age ajxl no injuries were re- This was the fourth fire in a.! month at the landfill silt1 TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Chooie wisely tha monu- ment to honor your loved ones. Wo will bn pleased Io aislsf you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS LTD. 325 fllh SI. o horn -Sofisfying Cuifomeri (or Ovrr Ycnrs" S Iplhhridrjn Phono 327-3920 Gladiator For large campers or heavier loads GVW TO IBS. Test-Drive Ihe extra jo-power ol 4-Wheel Drive car UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd 3rd St. S. Phono 327-2805 Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company Takes pleasure in announcing that JV1. C (Matt) SLAVICH, C.LU. REPRESENTATIVE Vios again earned the NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD Tins award is in rccoginlion of I he highest quality of life insurance service to I he pubiic. The award is made by Life Underwriteri ATisociation of Canada, the Life Agency sec I ion of iho Canadian Llf> Insurance Officers Associaiion ond the Life Insurancs Agency Management Association. Dick Gruenwald Insccloef by Tho Lclhbridgo Wcrl Consiituftncy Social Credit Association Dick Gruenwald i 20 years as a School Trustee in the City of Lethbridge. I 5 years as a member of tlie Board of Governors of the Lethbridge Commun- ity College. 1 2 years as President of the Alberta School Trustees Association Many years experience before gather- ings of top level educators throughout Canada and the United States. YOUK SOCIAL CREDIT CANDIDATE LETHBRIDGE WEST ;