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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, December 9, 1970 WANTS MIDGETS, DWARFS TO JOIN GUILD - Billy Curtis, 63, four-feet two inch midget, stood up at the Screen Actors Guild meeting in November and proposed that midgets and dwarfs be given membership and voting privileges in the guild. His proposal carried without dissent. Curtis says for 32 years the "little people" have worked in pictures under guild "waivers" granting full union advantage without the requirement of membership. Curtis has acted in more than 50 movies and has doubled on dangerous stunts for child actors. Beef breeding industry undergoes many changes EDMONTON (CP) - Artificial insemination of Livestock is increasing in Alberta again after levelling off in the mid-1960s. H. G. Jeffery, supervisor with the Alberta agriculture department's animal industry division, said most of the expansion has been stimulated by Interest in cross-breeding and imported cattle breeds. In 1969, 114,000 cows were bred by AI, a 20-per-cent in- crease over 19(58. During the previous five years AI breedings had levelled off to from 90,000 to 95,000 cows. Because the seasonal nature of breeding demands a large number of qualified technicians for a short period of time, the Alberta regulations were amended to provide for licensing technicians on the basis of an acceptable course and an assessment of the number of calves born by this method in an owner-operator program. Mr. Jeffery said the role of the inseminating business also is undergoing rapid change. Until recently these organizations were concerned mainly with providing the service. Although this aspect of the business would continue, the unit.', were becoming increasingly involved in distributing semen and in acting as program consultants. The rapid expansion ir. owner-operator programs was responsible for this change. SEE EXPORT MARKET At present there are three semen-producing businesses in the Calgary area and a fourth will be built in ths near future. These businesses specialize in custom collection of semen from privately owned bulls. The balance of semen used in the province comes from the Ontario Association of Animal Breeders through Western Animal Breeders' Ltd. of Balzac, Alta; the BCAI centre of Mil-ner, B.C., and the American feeders Service of DeForest. Wis. Mr. Jeffery reported a significant export market for Alberta beef semen has developed in the United States and in other countries. The 1969 approximate number of services to the different beef breeds were: Charolais 19,000: Hereford 12,100; Angus 11,300; Simmental 9,000; shorthorn 3,000; brown Swiss 2,700; Limousin 2,200. COMMANDER TO RETIRE WASHINGTON (Reuter) -Admiral John J. Hyland, 58, will retire at the end of this month as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the White House announced Tuesday. No replacement has been decided for hm. Kids help kids in NEW YORK fAP) - As the United States gropes for an answer to its drug-abuse epidemic, many new local efforts are emphasizing the help that young people can give to other young people who are in drug trouble. In New Haven, Conn., the project is private, a storefront called Number 9, an easygoing, informal "youth crisis intervention centre." "Basically," said co-founder Ted Clark, 26, "we've found that kids have an intuitive sense of how to help other kids." Such organizations are beginning to spring up across the U.S., with the young people sometimes working largely alone, sometimes as part of a community program. All the programs try to offer guidance and therapy to youths In trouble, all reflecting varying aspects of the country's effort. In New Haven, the help comes from young people skeptical of more established routes of treatment. "The whole concept ... is that the agencies are failing," Clark said. "They're failing morally; they're failing in terms of their responsibility to the community, and they're great big copout centres.'' WALK TIGHTROPE A centre in Phoenix, in a large white house in the downtown area, has a problem of informality vs. formality, even though it is a part of a larger community program. "We're kind of on a razor's edge," said Bill Thrist, manager of the Phoenix centre. "We're trying to help heads, but we get our support from the straight community. If wc lean too much toward the heads, the straight community says we're a bunch of filthy hippies selling dope out of the back room. But if we're too straight, we're narcs and work with the cops. It gets to be a drag sometimes." The Phoenix centre offers help 24 hours a day to anyone who needs it. Just south of San Francisco. San Mateo County's community drug program includes a county hospital ward, mental health centres and two "drop-in centres." More than 1,000 youngsters used the drop-in centres, located in an old house and an abandoned restaurant, during a recent month. The centres are manned by volunteer college students. "We're trying to get young people addicted to something beneficial in society," said Bob Yutzy, 26, a counsellor. "The majority of the kids coming in use drugs to turn off the world. We ask them if they want to live the rest of their lives like that and I've never heard one say he did. We tell them the reality of what vu stand to gain ur lose with drugs and let them m;:ke their nv.n decision " One fe.'uii'-e i-( riui'.uii i.i the various centres u a strict pn.ia-bition against drugs on the premises. "Nobody's allowed to i have anything in his possession," Clark said, "and if we find out about it, we really won't let him come around. It's as drug-free an environment as you can have." 1 Veteran's housing scheme EDMONTON (CP) - A small dent in the housing shortage is being made by the combined efforts of 33,000 Edmonton veterans. Construction is under way on a 35-unit housing scheme in south Edmonton. Tenants will be veterans and their dependents, or a veteran's surviving family who are on pension allowances. Tenants will be screened to ensure that those "in need" will be able to take advantage of the low-rental feature. Rents will be !?60 a month providing a rent-subsidization plan is successful, it was announced by Jim Foote, chairman of the co-ordinating committee for about a dozen veterans' organizations which are backing the plan. There will be 30 single-bedroom units and five double-bedroom units and the project will be able to accommodate persons confined to wheelchairs. Over-all cost will be about $400,000. The Alberta government has agreed to pay one-third of the total cost and the remainder was arranged through a mortgage with Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. CITY LEASES SITE The city of Edmonton has leased the site for 56 years at $1 a year. Tiie Veterans' Poppy Fund of | Edmonton has donated $25,000 and Mr. Foote said he hopes the project will receive other donations from individuals. Mr. Foote said BO per cent of the 240 applications from potential tenants come from widows of veterans and added: "There is no better service veterans can perform than looking after their pals' widows." Attorney-General Edgar Ger-hart of Alberta said the veterans' effort is "a real mark of citizenship" and the project will be a home with "a real homo atmosphere." Const.ruet.ion is scheduled to be completed in April. LONGEST CI'l'V il'nioltilii, the si,-ite rapttal n( l!av.;iii. is the world's longest city, .; t r e I <: h t n g l,:;G7 miles southeast to northwest, encompassing a dozen islands. SIMPSONS-SEARS Take It Easy, Mom While Your Dishes Are Being Washed Even Better Than You Could Do Them Kenmore 4-Program Front Load Dishwasher mi $10.50 Monthly Color $10 Extra Coppertone or Avocado Now Mom can relax while her Kenmore cleans her dishes better than ever before! It does the job better because it uses hotter water and # . stronger detergents than her hands could stand. ^ % 4 push-buttons select the precise wash you want . . . rinse-hold; light wash; normal wash or hygenic 155 degree 'sanitizing wash. Two-level spraying ensures dishes are scoured without special stacking, Handsome style with Melamine 'wood-patterned top. White- Built-in Dishwasher 4-program model same a s above, white. Avocado or Coppertone $10 extra. $16 monthly 309.99 1 Top Loading Dishwasher This Week Only 7.50 Monthly Our lowest priced dishwasher has detergent wash cycle with 2 power rinses plus dry. Handsome scratch resistant finish and easy rolling casters. Personal Shopping Only on this item Store Hours: 9 am. to 6 p.m. daily-Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m. Closed Wednesday at 1 p.m. Centre Village 2nd Avenue and 13th Street North tethbridge *9* ;