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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thurtday, December 16, 1971 THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID _ 13 Carcass culability measured electronically in competition The livestock industry in southern Alberta has entered the electronic age. Ullrasonic probing was test- ed al the Rocky Mountain Live- stock Show and Sale in Loth- bridge, as part of the carcass culability and judging contest. The ultrasonic machine, made in Germany, ulilizec high fre- quency sound waves which pen- etrate everything except air. It works on the principle thai every lime one of the sound waves hits an area of differ- ent density, an echo results. This echo is changed to an elec- tric impulse, which is measur- ed on a special screen on the unit Don Beaton and Dave Cuth- bertson, production officers for the livestock division of the Can- ada department of agriculture, said the machine is used to measure the fal cover and rib eye area of any livestock. "The machine is one more took for Ihe livestock man to select the besl possible breed- ing said Mr. Beaton, formerly employed by the CDA in Lethbridge. "The breeders can lell Ihe rib eye area and fal cover of any animal and apply lhat in- formation to what he needs in his breeding stock." He said the machine is par- ticularly good for selecting breeding stock lo produce ani for the best possible finish for the offspring which go to mar- ket, he said. There arc only two of tiie machines used by the CDA in Alberta, and part of the use in Lethbridge is a test and dem- onstration for cattlemen. Mr. Beaton said no definite policy about thoir application to the cattle industry has been for- mulated yet, although live back- fat probing in swine has been performed for several months in the province. He said the machine is going to he used more in the future and will be one of the elements which will improve beef pro- duction in Canada. Vaseleiiaks donate scholarship The Lelhbridge separ ale school hoard has received a cheque for from Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Vaselenak lo be used for annual awards for stu- dents in Grades 7 lo 12 for achievemenl in art and crca- live writing. A lotal of 24 awards valued at each will be presented to junior and senior high school sludents. The remaining will be used for social studies mals for slaughter.'it will allow I awards in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. An Ideal Gift for The Whole Family OFF AT ON ALL PIANOS NEW 'S 312 8th Street South Dial 327-0025 FROM DEC. 16th TO DEC. 21st ONLY Corne into our store see, and hear the many designs Grands and Consoles. Automatic Electric phones JL sent to Dominican Republic Telephones manufactured in Lclhbridge arc sending and re- ceiving messages in Ihe Span- ish laugiKige. Earl Dawson, plant manager for GTE Automatic Electronics (Canada) Ltd., said his plant has manufactured phone units for export to the Dom- inican Kepublic in 1971, and units have teen ordered for next year. The Lethbridge Aulom a t i c Electric plant al 3030 5th Avc. i ippincs and the Dominican Re- N. manufactures tele-! public phone units per year. "Our largest single export "The plant employs 123 per- ..._.. sons and the annual payroll is said Mr. Dawson. j "About 90 per cent of the! units we produce are for use j outside Alberta. The majority are used in British Columbia, but we also export equipment to the United Stales, the Mid- dle East, East Africa, the Phil- cuslamer is the Dominican 'Re- public. Projected sales for 1972 to Ihe Dominic-Hi Republic to- tal rbou! Mr. Dawson said the num- ber of persons employed at Ihe Lcthbridge planl has been in creased by 10 per cenl during (lie year. gives city headache A provincial prod am at i o n making Dec. 27 a public hoH- day has caused problems for j the Iccal city administration, j Faced with Christmas Day j falling on a Saturday and Box- ing Day on a Sunday, botli sta- tutory holidays. City Manager Tom Nutting designated Dec. 27 as the day off for city em- ployees in fieu of Christmas Day, and Dec. 28 in lieu of Boxing Day. When it was realized the pro-1 vincicl proclamation simply set Dec. 27 as a public holiday, not in lieu of a particular holiday, a third day off for city em- ployees had to be provided. Mr. Nutting petitioned the provincial government to re- scind the proclamation and have it applied to cither Christ- mas Day or Boxing Day. The petition was refused. lie said the local unions "will not let the city ignore tlie prob- lem.'' As a result, half of the city staff will get, Dec. 24 off and the other half of the staff will have Dec. 31 as the third holi- day of the season. City hall will remain closed Dec. 27 and Alderman V e r a Ferguson proposed the cost of the extra PHONES ABROAD Helen Alexander, manufactur- ing inspector, and Bob Spilzer, foreman, for GTE Automatic Electric (Canada) Ltd. in Lelhbridge display one of the black desk-type phones currently being shipped to the Dominican Republic. Automatic Electric manufactures phones used in Canada, Great Britain, West Africa, thfi Philippines, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Coffeehouse Saturday A coffeehouse will be open in Ihe Central School drop-in cen- tre Saturday evening starting al 8 o'clock. The New Line perfor and Ihe activity is part of Ih holiday to the city be deter- mined and Ihe provincial gov- ernment, be billed accordingly. Although no official aclion was taken on UK proposal, Mr. Nutting said further steps will be taken. Staiifield at Edmonton in Jamiai'y Robert Stanficld, nationa leader of the Progressive Con sen-alive Party will speak I Ihe annual Alberta P.C. Assc cialion convention lo be he] Jan. 28 to 30 al Edmonton. Lethbridge East constiluenc associaiion president Herb Ax ford predicted a strong south ern Alberta delegation will lend the policy formation con ference. WRONG MIX The Christmas spirit mean different things to differcn people. Mixing alcohol and gas oline is unwise at any time particularly over Hie fes t i v season. The Alberta Motor As sociation reminds you to ensur that you are legally capable o operating a motor vehicle, police yourself. Need an instant loan? You can get either at Niagara, the cash store. Personal loans to and more. Mortgages Up to Purchase of existing mortgages. fair friendly service has made Niagara the largest all-Canadian consumer loan company. Drop by or call. We want to help. ash store 424 7th STREET SOUTH tETHBRIDGE TEt: 327-8545 regular Cenlral School drop-in program. The coffeehouse is open to all youths 14 and over. Park Lake ivarden busy in winter season Park Lake warden Dave Frie- bnl does nol lock up his head- quarters and head to Hawaii to spend the winter he has enough work to keep him busy nt Park Lake during the off- season. "What does the Park Lake warden do in the winter Mr. Friebcl says this is a common question he is often asked. After the multitudes of sum- mer picnickers and campers migrate back to their urban liv- ing style for the winter, Mr. Friehel and his assistant, Lome Begin, start checking over equipment, noting repairs thai will have to be made during the winter. This fall when Ihe tourist sea- son ended, ths warden and his assistant installed underground irrigation throughout the main area of the park. They also put in a walcr pressure syslem which will provide water for campers and picnickers next iummer. For the largest part of Ihe winter Ihe Iwo are repairing or repainting camp shelters and oilier buildings, lables, play- ground and maintenance equip- ment. "If we know another park is doing a big constniclion pro- ject, we usually go and them Mr. Friebel said. The park is never totally un- attended, even during Ihe win- ler. "One of us is always around if people need any help or want to ask the warden i said. One of the big winter jobs is finding, gathering and stockpil- ing firewood for Ihe summer season camp fires. Until a year ago the wood was hauled in from Pincher Creek. Mr. Friebel said last year he let the people living in the park area know he wanted to gel firewood, and mosl of them i were only too happy to offer him their dead trees. After the wood is taken to the park, it is chopped up in various convenient, sizes for campfire builders lo use. "The besl temperalure for splilting wood is zero Mr. Friebel said. The park, of course, is not closed to visitors during the winter season. Mr. Friebel and Mr. Begin bold report seeing people en- joying Park Lake's winter look while snowmobiling, skating and ice fislu'ng. Happy Holidays Enjoy this festive season with the best in beer Welcome to Heidelberg Brewed from the choicest hops and malt and pure Rocky Mountain spiring water ;