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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta uecemiMr inc icinomuuc 9 Tend 300 wild birds Roy keeps an eye on Rajah a golden being offered food by Bernice Inman at Windinglane Sanctuary near Toronto. They tend 300 wild birds injured in accid- ents and victims of the hunters without the sanctuary's care and would otherwise be dead. BEARINGS ALL TYPES SIZES SEALS OIL ft GREASE ROLLER U-JOINTS MATERIALS HANDLING CASTERS INDUSTRIAL WHEELS BRONZE URETHANE BUSHING STOCK V-BELTS ft SHEAVES SPROULE BEARING SUPPLY 543-30 St. North Lethbridge Ph. 328-6681 Roy likes to help sick birds TORONTO Ninety-one is a hard age at which to rebuild your life's dreams. But naturalist Roy with the help of public today shuffles through Windinglane Sanc- tuary where he and his protege Bernice Inman tend to 300 wild birds without the sanc- tuary's care and would otherwise be dead. Almost two years a pre-dawn fire destroyed Roy's cottage and 100 birds he had healed. He fled in his nightshirt and stood barefoot in the December snow watching his dreams go up in smoke. a public dona- tion of secured the renovation of Roy's sanc- tuary. Mrs. who first visited the old man in 1964 with her injured had later come back to visit and decided to stay to work with the white-haired naturalist. Her efforts to reorganize the sanctuary since the fire have been invaluable. she does most of the leg-work around the sanc- caring for the birds under Roy's supervision. Two years ago the sanc- tuary tended 600 last and this year about birds have been brought in. The flow is heavy during the birds' migration and space on the three-acre site is minimal. we've never turned away a bird Mrs. Inman said. half the birds brought to the sanctuary 45 per cent recover and fly off while five per cent spend the rest of their lifetime too crippled to fly again and too tame to be freed. One of the couple's prize birds is Rajah a golden eagle which an Indian boy had taken from its nest. By the time the boy decided the eagle's rightful place was the the bird had grown too accustomed to living in man's world. So it was sent to Windinglane. bird loves people and will fly to Mrs. Inman said. But she shudders when she thinks of the hunter. sad. Rajah wouldn't last a week if we let her go if she would Apart from natural ac- most of the birds brought to the sanctuary are victims of the hunter's gun. One great blue heron brought in this year had a broken wing and twisted tendons after stopping a hunter's bullet. A veterinarian was called in to repair the damage and the heron now is recover- ing in the sanctuary. It should be flying by next spring. Compliments of the Season JACK McCLEARY LOCKWOOD POTATO GRADER Drop in and see the latest in field equipment McCLEARY FARM IMPLEMENTS SUPPLY 2636 2nd Ave. N. Lethbridge phone 328-5374 WEED SEEDS TROUBLE CROPS REGINA A weed control specialist with the Saskatchewan agriculture department says the province's ability to produce field crops may be limited by the spread of weed seeds along highways and railway track. Ferrin Leavitt says weeds in grain and screenings dropped from trucks and railway cars drift with snow for miles. if trucks are covered with few truck boxes are tight enough to prevent the loss of small weed seeds during Weeds such as green Persian narrow-leaved hawk's annual cow hemp nettle and night- flowering catchfly would become as serious a problem as wild oats if efforts were not made to control their spread. JOE TARNAVA President To Our Many Valued Friends and Customers Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday As time runs out on we look forward to serving you next year. Thanks for your support and loyal BILL ROMANCHUK Sales Representative REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS BUY FOR LESS AT JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. WHERE OLD EXPERIENCE PAYS OFF FOR JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. Located at 1st Ava. and 32nd St. S. on Highway 3 Eaat to Tabar Phone 328-0166 or 328-0181 Daya Attar Phone 345-4730 or 327-2416 OPEN 8 A.M. TO 9 P.M. DAILY SATURDAY 8 A.M. TO 8 P.M. SUNDAY 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. ;