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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 2, 1970 Indications point to bumper crop this Christmas British Columbia holly producers wreathed in smiles these days _g_ Bv MICIIAKI, HUGHES VICTORIA (CP) British Columbia's holly producers arc wreathed in smiles these days as all indications point to a bumper crop of the perennial favorite for Christmas 1970. ''This year will have plenty of said Ronald Nutter, president of the B.C. Holly Society. "The quality is good with the plants heavily berried and production will likely bo up one-third over last year." He said 1969 was an "off year" for the green-leaved, red-berried plant, not only because of the previous severe winter which damaged the trees but because it was the less-productive year of the holly's two-year cycle. Ninety per cent of Canada's holly crop is grown on Vancouver Island and the balance on the mainland in the Climatic conditions make B.C. the only place in Canada where the plant can grow successfully. Mr. Nutter, a retired navy chief petty officer, claims his 400 established holly trees make him the "biggest holly grower in tte country." MARKETS ARE FAR Last year he shipped about pounds of spiky holly sprigs to Prairie and Eastern markets from his Hoiiyoaks farm in this holly capital of Canada. This year he said he e.xpecls to ship more than pounds, some of which will go as far as Bermuda. Mr. Nutter estimates that the 40 major producres in B.C., most of whom are on the island, marketed a crop last year and this year they will bring in about" The major-domo of said lie sold nearly worth himself last year and feels he will surely "go over Ihat this year." Leslie Foxall, president of the Vancouver Island Co-operative Association, agreed that this will be "a good ysar for holly." "1 think that most orchards will have a good crop." He said the 20 active of his holly co-operative sold only pounds last year due to the effect of the previous winter on (heir trees. The co-operative was formed In the late 19-lOs to the marketing of holly for its members. The B.C. Holly Growers Society was established in 1963 to help holly growers with problems in Hie betterment of growing the crop. Mr. Nutter, wlw has been in the holly business for 22 years, said full-time cutting began Nov. 1G and he will have to have most of his shipment away by Dec. 12. He said he has orders for the red-berried foliage from as far away as Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but sells the most in Quebec and Ontario. A pound or two will be shipped to England as veil, he said, "just for the novelty's sake." The prickly bush is cut in lengths of 16 inches for packaging, but special cuts of 24 and 36 inches are made. Mr. Nutter said he even gets the occasional order for "holly Christmas tre.es" and to fill these requests he clips the top 20 feet or so from a being clipped the sprigs are dipped in a special solution, which, "prevents leaf and berry packaged and then sent, mostly by rail but some by air, to bring a little Christmas color to other parts of Canada. EDMONTON (CP) There are alcoholics in Alberta and 15 to 25 per cent of hospital costs in the province go to treat problem drinkers, says J. George Strachan, a on alcoholism to the Alberta attorney-general's department. Mr. Strachan told a symposium on alcoholism that 50 per c e n t of police and court costs are for alcohol offences and business in Alberta loses S2 billion annually because of illness caused by alcoholism. T h e symposium was alcoho ganized by the Alberta Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and several other provincial and municipal organizations. MISSED THE BOAT Dr. Alan Gilbert, professor ol clinical medicine at the University of Alberta, said hospitals should hara alcoholic sections to assume responsibility for problem drinkers to carry their treatment through to the proper channels instead of releasing them after in A Dr. Gilbert, director of the K oval Alexandra Hospital teaching unit, said society has missed the boat in treatment o[ alcoholics. "Our defect is that he is not counselled in hospital." He estimated that 750 problem drinkers went through the Royal Alexandra each year. Mr. Strachan said the cost of maintaining an alcoholic section in a hospital, about a year, "would be incomparably less than the cost of restricting and treating holies by present methods." Rich a r d Anthony, chief crown prosecutor in Edmonton, said that in one year about 1.100 persons will be convicted in municipal courts in the city for impaired driving or driving in excess of the .08 blood-alcohol content. Dr. Jack Taylor, professor of pharmacology at the University of Alberta, said there should be a change in attitude in dealing with impaired visit helps prisoners MANILA (AP) As a special gesture to Pope Paul, an undisclosed number of prisoners will be given pardons, President Ferdinand Marcos announced here shortly after the pontiff left. Marcos said he would introduce reforms in the country's penal system, affecting some 20.0CO prisoners in the islands, half of them in the violence-plagued national penitentiary just outside Manila. Fresh Bread 5: si Pineapple Poiiy Ann White or Brown Sliced..........20-oz. nef wf. ioaf Enehanied !sie Sliced, Crushed, Ti< Town oz. tin Burns Spork 12-oz. nef wf. tin Skinless Wieners Olympic Vacuum Packed Serve in a bun-kids love them Ib. Pork Chops Pineeresf Frozen Alberta Grown Young Hens. Canada Grade A 12-16 Ib. Shamrock Double Smoked Rindless Sliced Vac Pak Mb. pkg. Rib or Centre loin Government Inspected Ib.' Young Side Pork. Bake or Barbecue.............. !b Pork Sdusage Back Hi Ground i Chuck i llllSii Olympic in tho Piece Guaranteed Quality Ib. or Steak Canada Choice Canada Good Beef.............. Ib. lean Chuck. Easy to carve. Canada Choice Canada Good Beef Ib. 49' 79' 59' 69' 59' HIGHLINER FROZEN FISH PERCH Boneless Fillets 14-oz. net wf. I" CRAB SNACKS Just heal and servo 8-oz. net wt. pkg........ SHRIMP Cooked, peeled and Deveined 8-oz. net wt. 1-39 R Enchanted Isle Sliced, Crushed, Tidbits.......... 14-fi. OZ. tin Orange Juice Bel Air Frozen Concentrate 12-fl. oz. tin Dry Soup Mix Lipton's Chicken Noodle..........4J4-OZ. net wt. pkg. Foods For Your Special Party! Chip Dips Snack Crackers Jack's Snacks Soup Mix Ice Cream Marshmallows 1 1 1 Lucerne, Fresh, Assorted Flavours 8-oz. carton Busy Baker, 16-oz. net wf. pkg. Cheese Twists, Beer Nuts, Caramel Corn, 39e Pkg. Upton's, French Onion, Makes a Tasty Dip :......................3-pz. nef wf. pkg. Snow Star, Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Neapolitan............. 3 pint ctn. 2 i 79C Old English Artificial Wine Heinz Kosher Dills Old English Artificial Wine Heinz Sweet Mixed Pickles Heinz Dills With Garlic Heinz Bread and Butter Pickles lowney's Angeluj 16-oz. nef wt. pkg. 3 Flavours............................25-fl. or. bottle 32-fl. oz. jar Crcmo de Menthe......................25-fl. oz. bottle 32-fl. oz. jar Ow 24-fl. oz. WW 32-fl. oz. DISCOUNT PRICE Bold Power PRICES EFFECTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE DEC. 2-5th. Detergent Foil Wrap Rothmans King Size Cigarettes White, Harvest Bloom All Purpose Flour Giant Pkg. Rcyno'ds 1.09 68c or M Mjl to Carton.....each 1.39 20-lb. bag each Crosso and Blackwcll Pudding C I jPlffiGfi Seal Brand, net wt, tin each A .7C THE HARVER JUNIOR ENCYCLOPEDIA BUY A VOLUME A WEEK VOLUME 10 NOW ON SALE... ONLY 110 ;