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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETKSRidGE HERALD Friday, February 1, 1974 Feeders urge expanded beef export trade Expanded export beef trade has been advocated by the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association as a key to increased incomes for hundreds of provincial cattlemen. At a regional meeting of the association in Lethbridge Thursday prior to the group's annual meeting in Calgary City man on plumbing board A Lethbridge was one of nine Albertans named to a provincial advisory technical plumbing board. G. L. Watson, of the Alberta plumbing inspection branch was appointed secretary of the board, which will meet periodically in Edmonton to recommend any necessary changes in the provincial plumbing and drainage regulations.. It can also recommend use of plumbing materials or fixtures not previously approved. R. S. Winter of Edmonton was named chairman of the board, and G. L. Bishop of Calgary vice-chairman. Break-in at 7-Eleven Police are investigating a break-in that occurred early this morning at the Holiday 7- Eleven store. Entry was gained by kicking in the glass front door. It has not been determined what was stolen. Sunday, the feeders said the time has come to stop relying completely on eastern Canadian markets for the sale of Alberta beef. Dick Gray of Lethbridge, president of the association, said following the meeting a resolution will be presented to the annual meeting calling for producer representation on government, trade missions involving livestock products. He said the only people who go on these trade missions are government people and "they don't know anything about the beef industry." "Men who are in the business of producing beef should go on the missions to find out exactly what type of product the foreign countries want. Mr. Gray said he knows there is a market for beef in Western Germany and one of the Alberta export commissioners wants to take some cattlemen to that country. Another main topic to be discussed at the annual meeting is increased membership in the association. Mr. Gray said the aim of the association is to represent at least one million cattle "and then the government will listen when we talk." To help achieve this objec- tive, the association Thursday announced the employment of Russ Smith of Winnipeg as secretary-manager. Mr. Smith, who has 25 years experience in administration in the Royal Canadian Air Force and 19 years administration in private industry in Quebec, will have a permanent office in con- junction with the Western Stock Growers Association in Calgary. Kindergarten teachers invited to Calgary meeting Workshops and early childhood resource speakers will be featured at the annual convention of the Calgary Kindergarten Teachers Association to be held in Calgary Feb. 14 and 15. Resource persons include Dr. Irving Hastings, director WEST BEND 9 cup automatic Polypropylene Percolator -Vivid fireproof color -5-9 cup size -Scuff resistant -Non breakable -Safety lock cover -Avocado or Poppy Rag. 14.95. 10 98 of early childhood services for the province; Rita Randall, director of a Calgary child development centre; and Dr. Robert Hatfield. a well-known Calgary specialist in internal medicine. The convention will also feature Alberta author Marie Campbell who wrote the book Half Breed. Southern Alberta teachers and other interested persons are invited to attend the two- day convention. CertiMOntiiMMkiiiic CUFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILK. LowarUval PHONE 327-2122 INSURANCE HOME -BUSINESS FARM AUTO AND LIFE Can Save You Money SEE US SOON! 706 3rd AM. S. LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Strwt South 32S-4M3 Just Arrived at Camm's for Spring and Crowd NEW TWO STRAPS Available m Navy Call. ami White. COflwOft "HUSHPUPPIES" in 2 tone suede and wel look trim brown naw or GENUINE WALLABEES TMtpjn. Ladies' in Oakwood Men's in Bronze CAMM'S 403-Sth (HOEJ Wild oats cost Prairie farmers 120 million yearly Cold or not Grade 4 student Bart de Jourdan of 519 16th St. S. may or may not enjoy school all the time. But the lawn between the public school board offices and By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer Prairie farmers lose roughly million every year because of wild pats, says a weed control specialist at the Lethbridge research station. About 43 million of 75 million prairie acres are infested with wild oats, Frank Sexsmith says. This costs farmers about million every year. Yield can be reduced as much as 42 per cent on a crop of flax that has an average infestation of wild oats, Mr. Sexsmith says. Wheat yield can be reduced by 24 per cent, rape 18 per cent and barley 16 per cent, he added. With average per acre, infestation wild oats can cost a farmer on an acre of barley, on an acre of rape, on an acre of wheat and on an acre of flax, Mr. Sexsmith says. These figures are computed using average dryland yields and 1972 grain prices which Lethbridge Collegiate Institute is definitely attractive for sliding. His father, a local are wel1 below 1974 prices. photographer, says it is a good thing The Herald took his picture. "A shoemaker's wife goes without he said. One of the big problems in controlling wild oats is the plant's seeds can re- main dormant for up to five 'Terrifically expensive9 Fairview sewer price tag set Fairview subdivision residents were told Thursday night a sewage system tying the hamlet to a Lethbridge trunk line will cost about a year per connection. Wes Fillo, district engineer for Underwood McLellan and Associates, said the total cost of the system, based on about 48 service connections, would be about Sewer mains from the hamlet, located just east of 43rd Street, would join a proposed trunk line linking the city and the research station. The Barons-Eureka Health Unit has served notice on the community that the present method of handling sewage through individual septic tanks is inadequate and that further development will not be allowed until a solution is found. Lethbridge County Coun. John Murray said today the proposed system "is terrifically expensive and I don't know how some of the people there will be able to afford it." Mr. Fillo told the meeting a high water table in the area contributes to the higher costs, because a special impervious pipe has to be used. Also, he said, mains have to be buried lower to create a proper grade in the system because of the flat land and larger lot size. After a comment from Reeve Dick Papworth that the city-research station line would be designed for extra capacity even S Fairview was not connected, there was some discussion about postponing a decision and tieing in when there are more homes in the sub-division to help carry the costs. But Ken Blom, Barons- Eureka health inspector, said excess capacity in the line may be filled before Fairview decides to connect it. Before the hamlet citizens make a final decision, a summary of costs, advantages and problems will be circulated. The county is concerned about the problem in Fairview, Coun. Murray said, but the decision on the system must be taken by Fairview residents. "We're not trying to force it on them." Miners favor contract COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Members of Local 2633 of the United Mine Workers of America here have voted in favor of accepting the terms of a new two-year contract with Coleman Collieries Ltd. that gives underground workers a boost of 35 cents an hour above their classified rates. The agreement covers workers with Coleman Collieries' subsidiary Coleman Trucking Company Ltd. Thursday afternoon 201 miners voted to accept the agreement and 155 rejected it. There were four spoiled ballots. for classified rates underground workers. The contract covers the period Jan. to Dec. 31, 1975. Earlier, the miners' negotiating committee explained terms of the memorandum of agreement to the members and recommended its acceptance. The new contract calls for a complete job posting and job training program, apprenticeship CBQY later substantial increases in the Christmas bonus plan, better vacation pay and a boost of 35 cents an hour above the LCC carnival opening FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER MMOnERS I flnlonQ by 2Z14-4MS.S. 1327-5111 Regional laundry to open March 1 The southwest regional laundry, wjhich will serve 10 hospitals in the Lethbridge area, will be in operation by March 1. Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Administrator A. A. Andreachuk told the monthly meeting of the LMH and Aux- iliary hospital board Wednes- day despite some technical problems the laundry should be in operation by that date. The million laundry is located on the LMH grounds. A change has been made in the opening day of the Lethbridge Community College's winter carnival. Wendy Rasmussen, student liason officer at the college, said Thursday the opening days activities will be held Feb. 11 instead of Feb. 10. The carnival will run through Feb. 16. The change was made because of a conflict with an entertainment show scheduled in Lethbridge for that Sunday. LCC, U of L on the road FOX DENTURE CUNIC ESL1922 PHONE 32T456S E. S. P. FOX, C.D.H. FOX LETMMKC DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL GENERAL LINE HOSE 'Each hose is designed to Co a specific job better than any other PREMIUM ALL PURPOSE HOSE Easily adaptable to many applications, such as air and water insecticides, fungicides, oil, grease, gasoline and other applications requiring hose with maximum oil resistance. PUMP MASTER-FARM BARREL PUMP HOSE Recommended for: Handling gasoline, kerosene, fuel oils and antifreeze solutions by hand-operated farm and barrel pumps. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. JCIh 9tt S17-U71 or OEALCfT High school visits by counsellors and faculty from Lethbridge Community College will begin Monday at Matthew Halton High School and St. Michael's High School in Pincher Creek. Students will see a slide presentation on college programs. and the information team will answer questions on college preparation, registration and job placement after graduation. Other centres to be visited during the week are Taber on Wednesday, Grassy Lake and Foremost on Thursday and Coaldale on Friday. LCC and the University of Lethbridge are co-operating on some high school visits this year, at the request of the schools. Fmaco Instillations Hmffifitrs Short MtUI Work ram PROMPT EFFICIENT SEKVICE CALL CAPITAL HEATING LTD. 1273- 3rd South Ptom 327-1 630 Harry Lubbers ACCOUNTANT wishes to announce the opening of his office at Mo. 9 liffT Tfwroi AWMM Alberta T1J OK3 years, says Blair Shaw, plant industry head for the Alberta department of agriculture. A seed can lie in the ground five years before it grows, Mr. Shaw says. This can be very frustrating to a farmer who has taken all the precautions against wild oats only to find he has a problem with them again caused by seeds that have fallen in the soil years earlier. Another problem is that unlike grains, wild oat seeds do not stay on the plant's head but fall to the ground, Mr. Shaw says. To complicate things they fall to the ground before grains are ready for harvest. This is one of the reasons 100 per cent control of wild oats is so hard to attain. After harvest is finished there is a good chance many wild oats seeds are in the ground and will plague the farmer in years to come. One way around this is to harvest cereal grain earlier and use it as livestock feed. In this way the wild oat plant is cut before it has a chance to drop its seeds. Mr. Sexsmith says cutting crops early to combat wild oats is effective but reduces total crop yield to a farmer who does not want to use his crop for livestock feed. Mr. Shaw says unless wild oats are thick enough to be visible a farmer may not know he has a problem with them until he is charged for dockage at a grain elevator. Dockage is foreign substance in a crop that has to be removed before a grain can be exported. Elevator officials take a sample of a farmer's grain at the elevator and if two per cent is dockage he is billed accordingly. U of L series on education Educators from the national, provincial and local levels will be featured in a public lecture series on the politics of higher education this month at the University of Lethbridge. U of L president Bill Beckel will kick off the series Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. speaking on the topic advanced education who pays the piper and who calls the tune. The lectures are sponsored by the U of L seminar com- mittee. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for February and March with speakers engaged to address specific areas of their theme. Specific dates and speakers will be announced later. The first lecture will be held in the lecture theatre room E690. AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AND GASriTTING Special lor Motor cWxtra Phono 328-2106 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC fclmrtzMi. 328-4095 DEMONSTRATOR SALE By Audi- 2 door, standard tram- 1t72 RKNNHI Premium unit. air conditioned. MAKE US AN OFFffl RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 9rt An. and i St So a fanner is nicked twice for wild oats in his crop, Mr. Shaw says. He loses money because wild oats takes up space in his field that could have been occupied by other cash crops and he loses money on wild oats as dockage at grain elevators. Dockage is a serious problem according to Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board. Eight per cent of grain delivered to country elevators is dockage, he says. Of that eight per cent 40 per cent is wild oats. "The dockage is shipped with the grain to terminal elevators at a cost of about million a year; it takes up 33 railway cars of space every day which could otherwise be used for moving clean grain. "The removal of wild oats is costly and time consuming. Screenings from the cleaning process are sold as animal feed which partly covers cleaning cost, but this return to elevator companies does not compensate farmers for dockage losses or lost handling time. "I hope farmers will study all possible ways of reducing the problem to a Mr. Long has said. Rape and barley are two crops that can compete better with wild oats, Mr. Shaw says. There are also many chemical and cultural methods of control available. These methods are so sophisticated that if a farmer wants something to control wild oats in his wheat field the prescription given him will kill only the wild oats, and no other weed and will not harm the wheat. Another method of controlling wild oats is for farmers to make sure the seeds they are using have no wild oat seeds mixed in with them. This .can be done by a farmer' cleaning his seed himself, taking it to a seed cleaning plant and having the plant clean his seeds or by buying certified seed which is guaranteed to have no impurities in it. Another'way of combating the wild'oat problem is wild oat control information meetings. These are sponsored by the Alberta Wheat Pool, in co-operation with the Alberta department of agriculture. One such meeting is slated for Lethbridge Feb. 8 at the El Rancho Motor Hotel beginning at 9 a.m. BERGMAN'S FLOW COVEMN6S OponThun-andFrt. PhoM 321-0372 2716 12th S. PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS Occasionally you're bound to see our word "pharma- cology" used in health articles appearing in magazines or news- papers. Pharmacology is the term used to desig- nate the science dealing with drug action in the treatment of disease. The word itself comes down to us from two ancient Greek words which meant and The first half of the word is taken directly from the Greek "pharmakon" (drug or The last half from the Greek "logos" (knowledge, study or It would be hard to imagine our civiliza- tion of this century without the science of pharma- cology! i Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays Holidays 12 noon to 9.00 p.m. ;