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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 MODERN IRRIGATION OLD-STYLE IRRIGATION Chimp learns to communicate New York Times Service ATLANTA Lana, a chim- panzee who has learned enough of a modified English to converse with people through a computerized AUCTION SALE HURUURT AUCTION SERVICE SALESROOM NO. 2 1916 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge MONDAY, DEC. -7 P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Dining room suite with table, 6 chairs, buffet and china cabinet; good Gibson late model coppertone 2 door fridge (frost nice older chesterfield and 2 chairs. Beany deepfreeze, console color TV. lovely green hideabed and chair, 9x12 rug, metal wardrobe, good 54' box spring and mattress: aluminum combination door, Berry garage door, good selection of refrigerators, 4 card display racks, gas and electric ranges, chest of drawers, Kenmore dryer, sink, basin, nice coffee table and step table, TV tables, good selection of television sets, sump pumps, clothes rack, rinse rubs, crocks, chrome step stool, lamps, good record player; bird cage and stand; chairs, step ladder, floor polishers, many more items too numerous to mention SNOW CRUISER SNOWMOBILE may be viewed. Sunday, December 8 2-4 p.m. Monday, December 9 12 Noon till Sale Time SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S. Lethbridge Auctioneers: TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-458 keyboard, has made signifi- cant progress toward a more sophisticated use of language since her earlier achievements were reported six months ago. Lana has moved beyond conversations using only words deliberately taught her to a stage something like that of a human child who suddenly realizes that all things have names and begins asking "What's and "What's Lana discovered the concept on her own during a routine session with Timothy V. Gill, a doctoral student who is the chimpanzee's teacher and friend. The session took place one morning when Gill began testing Lana on the naming of a bowl and a metal can by asking, name- of this." In the Yerkes language, dubbed Yerkish, questions begin with a and name-of is a single word. A Yerkish conversation is carried out using an electric keyboard in which each key represents a word. When keys are pressed, the words are projected in sequence on a display panel above Lana's keyboard. Lana and her teacher must read the pro- jected images to get the message. Lana had learned the names of "bowl" and "can" only a few days earlier and every time she answered correctly, for example with "bowl name-of she was allow- ed to take a bit of candy from the container. Gill entered Lana's room with a bowl, a can and a new object, a box baited with can- dy. Lana went to her console and pushed six buttons in the following sequence: Lana: Tim give Lana this can Tim: Yes. (And gave her the empty can) Lana: (Put can aside) ?Tim give Lana this can. Tim: No can. Lana: ?Tim give Lana this bowl. Tim Yes. Lana: ?Tim give Lana this bowl (Before Tim could answer Lana typed out another sentence.) ?Tim give Lana name-of this Tim Box name-of this. Lana: Yes. ?Tim give Lana this box Tim: Yes. (Whereupon Lana ripped it open and took out the candy Later that day, whan Gill brought a cup into Lana's room, the chimpanzee again asked for the name of the new object. Early irrigation helped pheasants By DENNIS McDONALD FUk ud Wildlife Ittb of 45 Since 1903, irrigation has remarkably transformed over acres of Prairie grassland in Southern Alber- ta. This land now supports a rich diversity of natural cover, cropland and pastureland interwoven into a patchwork that is ideal for pheasants. In contrast, the vast treeless plains of the dryland farming areas and ranchlands afford com- paratively few areas where the habitat requirements of pheasants are satisfied. Early irrigation develop- ment depended upon a network of canals to carry water downhill from diversion dams along the Bow River. Movement of water from the river to the irrigation dis- tricts, distribution of it onto farm fields and drainage of excess water back to the river was initially dependent solely upon gravity. As a result, the open ditches through which the water flowed followed a A6ERMAN- VSADE CAMERA (STAKING FULL-SIZE PHOTOS OF PEOPLE WHO WALK INTO THE 21 INSTRUMENT. THE SUBJECT ClOSeS THE DOOR OF THE GIANT CAMERA, STANDS IN FRONT OF A MIRROR AND PRESSES A BUTTON... setter, BUT IH ISMINUTfS IT eeiMEtts A SiOSSf winding course across the countryside, often travelling many miles off-line to reach their destination. The canal right-of-ways disregarded property boundaries as they were forced to follow the alignment which provided ser- vice to the greatest area of land at the least cost of construction. Within the irrigation dis- tricts, the earth-lined canals soon become densely vegetated with natural grasses, weeds, shrubs and brush that provided a haven for pheasants. The canals af- forded travel lanes along which the birds could move from roosting areas to feeding areas without exposing themselves to predators. The grassy cover afforded nesting sites which remained un- disturbed during the nesting period. Grass and weed seeds and insect life along the canals provided a food source during the early spring when adjacent croplands were barren. Alongside the canals, seepage areas supported dense growths of brush, tall grasses and cattails which provided excellent shelter and wintering cover. Connecting with the canals were extensive networks of fencelines and shallow lateral ditches which comprised an effective system of travel lanes along which pheasants could move without being ex- posed to predators. Irrigation districts contain many more miles of fencehne than dryland farming areas due to the smaller average size of irrigation farms. A township of irrigation farmland east of Lethbridge supports over 130 separate farming operations while the same area of land near Nobleford, in a dryland farm- ing region, supports only 34 farms. Due to the greater flexibili- ty that irrigation offers in terms of the crops which can be grown on irrigated land compared to dryland, irnga- INSTALLATION FURNACES 1709-2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 tion areas support a greater mixture of land uses. This variety in land use favors the pheasant as specific crops vary in their usefulness as food, nesting cover, brooding cover, loafing cover or roosting cover. When intermingled within a small area, a mixture of crops can satisfy almost all of a pheasants habitat re- quirements provided that a sufficient amount ot natural cover remains to ensure the birds requirements over winter. Unfortunately, changes in irrigation farming are threatening to destroy the capacity of irrigated farmland to support the best pheasant populations in Alber- ta. Next week, these changes will be reviewed in detail. Next week: The impact of modern irrigation technology upon pheasant populations. TO VISIT BERLIN BELGRADE (Reuter) Yugoslav President Josip Tito will visit East Berlin Tuesday for the first high-level talks between his country and East Germany in eight years. Tito will meet Communist party leader Erich Honecker in a four-day visit aimed at im- proving the political and economic climate between the two countries, strained after East Germany took part in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 4-wheel BRAKE RELINE 95 INCLUDES IMPORTS Firestone Riding System specialists will install new lin- ings and repack the front outer wheel bearings PLUS in- spect your wheel cylinders, master cylinder, front grease seals, brake hardware, brake hoses and brake drums If you have Disc Brakes on the front, add For 95 we install new front disc pads new rear linings and repack front outer wheel bearings Of course, we will also do our regular inspection too1 Guaranteed for miles. CAPITOL FURNITURE CARPETS CHRISTMAS GIFT SPECIALS BY WESTINGHOUSE THETOTEM 15" Color Screen, AC Bright Control, Tint Control, Walnut Gram Cabinet. THE TUDOR I119" PORTABLE Economy color set with the excellent Quanta 70 chassis. Walnut gram cabinet with fold-down handle. Reg. THE DANBURY 20" TABLE MODEL Has automatic fine tuning Walnut grain cabinet with silver trim. With 2-button remote control. Reg. NOW '449 NOW '549 THE HAMPSHIRE 20" The modern trend in table models cnsp while trim accents the walnut finish for a modern look High Bright picture tube Automatic Picture Control (ARC) and Auto- matic Fine Tuning (AFT) Reg. NOW '499 THE CAMBRIDGE 26" Contemporary design can be used with supplied screw-in legs, as table model or with optional base. Hardwood cabinet m walnut finish. Reg. CARPETS LTD. NOW Open till 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday Nlghtal Convenient Available. 32tt-5th Street South Phone 327-8570 for tree delivery anywhere In our trading area. Mediterranean console m dark oak veneers with latticed grilles and heavy ornate handles. 6" wooler and 3Vz" tweeter per channel. Vertical record and cartridge storage Concealed casters. Reg. NOW Beautifully modelled Spanish Cre- denza in pecan veneer and matched hardwoods, with antiqued hardware, heavy carving, pleated grille cloth. storage Concealed casters. Reg. NOW ;