Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
32 THE UETHBRIDGE HERALD Wfdnetday, 18, 1974- Patterns Patchwork-Top! Pretty Apron PRINTED PATTERN It Cattle, game compatible says Rhodesian farmer f 7177 Spark outfits with this color- ful, patch top! It's EASY, FUN to crochet patches in merry multi-colors and join into versatile top. Use synthetic sport yarn Note mesh accents Pattern 7177 Sizes 10, 12, 14 mcl 75 cents each pattern cash, cheque or money order Add each pattern for first- class mail and special handl- ing to Alice Brooks, Lethbridge Herald, Needlecraft Department, 60 Progress Avenue, Scar- borough Ontario, MIT 4P7. Ont. residents add wf sales tax Print plainly Pattern Number, Name, Address. Long-stemmed roses and compliments are designed for the homemaker who chooses an apron that's efficient and beautiful No strings. Easy! Printed Pattern 4655: Misses' Sizes Sm. Med. Lge. Med. Size takes 1% yds. Transfer. for each pattern cash, cheque or money order. Add 15? each pattern for first- class mail and special handling. Ont. residents add 7sr sales tax Print plainly Size, Name, Address, Style Number. Send to Anne Adams, Lethbridge Herald, Pattern Department, 60 Progress Avenue, Scar- borough, Ontario, MIT 4P7. SALISBURY, Rhodesia (CP) A farmer here be- lieves he will increase the profitability of his cattle ranch by introducing wild ani- mals. Fritz Meyer is one of an in- creasing number of farmers who believe game con- servation can be mixed with cattle production. "The way I see it a popu- lation of domestic animals will be supplemented by wild- he said. "In this way you are going to make the fullest use of the vegetation. There will be some com- petition, but over-all you are going to be carrying a far bigger line with a mixed ani- mal population plus cattle, for example, than you will if you have only cattle." Meyer believes the mixture is dictated by simply evolu- tionary reasons. He said the indigenous game population evolved with the vegetation and it stands to reason there is an inter- dependence between the vege- tation and the animals. "It's my opinion that if we want a healthy and produc- tive range we must subject this range to the animals that evolved with it. We are going to have a healthy we're going to have higher productivity and we're going to have much more stability." AFFECTS VEGETATION Meyer said there has been a fantastic vegetation deterio- ration in Rhodesia. This might be due to misuse, but it might conceivably be due to the fact that the land is not getting the benefit of utilization by those animals that evolved with it. "This is something I can't substantiate, but one thing I'm absolutely convinced about is that if you have a mixed game population with cattle you are going to pro- duce far more beef. From this point alone it's worth in- vestigating. "I see farmers initially looking after the animals they already have, but I also see them reintroducing those spe- cies that did occur on their farms but no longer exist, and then I see them utilizing these animals on a sustained yield cropping them for meat or selling trophies to safari hunters from over- seas." Meyer's farm covers acres, but he said the size of the farm doesn't matter- even the smallest farm is big enough to carry some form of wildlife. On his farm Meyer has in- troduced eland, tsesebe, wild- ebeeste, sable, zebra, impala and warthog. There have al- ways been kudu, duiker and sprinbok. "What I'm aiming at is to bring back every single spe- cies that existed here. I've seen a fantastic increase in the game population here. Ev- ery animal will fill a little niche and begin a new cycle." Meyer said the scheme will not detract from the country's national parks. "I think what strikes most people when they come to Rhodesia is that they hardly see any game on the sides of the roads. I think they would want to travel through Rho- desia and see game on the farms and I don't think this will stop people from visiting the parks because there's really no substitute for going into the parks." Meyer says he doesn't see one wild animal taking pref- erence over another. "We want total con- servation. The idea with this scheme is to start small and build up slowly. A herd of im- pala can double itself in size in three years." Those that believe in this scheme see a place for the trophy hunter. Where no natural predators exist the game population be- comes overcrowded and de- stroys the natural vegetation to the extent that game dies through malnutrition. Experts say it's not the older animals that suffer im- mediately, but the younger ones which cannot compete for food. The young die off and the herd eventually dies out. Safari hunters would take the older animals because of their trophy value, leaving the healthy younger animals to continue the herd. For the farmer there is also money in the meat from the culled animals as well as in cheaper supplies of meat for the workers on the farm. African farmers here are also benefiting. In tribal trust lands concessions are being sold for hunting and the money goes to the develop- ment of the Africans. Game has become an important sec- ondary income for the African farmers. Loblaws 'Draft evaders can't go home for Christmas' WINNIPEG (CP) Draft evaders and deserters in Canada were warned today that they face arrest if they visit their families in the United States during the Christmas holidays. Tim Maloney, program co ordinator for the War Resistor Information Program, said the so called "15 day grace period" in the U.S Clemency program applies only to persons who are arranging alternative civilian service. "If war resisters re enter the U.S. for the purpose of spending Christmas with their families, they should expect that Christmas dinner might be served to them in a jail he said. The group, supported by the National Council of Churches in New York, has denounced the plans of President Gerald Ford for allowing war resisters back into the mainstream of life in the U.S. through up to 24 months of altervative service work. Instead, the group is helping those who feld the U.S. to have charges dropped. MR. BUSINESS MAN! 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