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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FLY NOW and SAVE CAIGARY to GLASGOW 29 to 45 Day excursion, fan in tfftct till March II, 1971 DAILY DEPARTURES..................ONLY S3OS For travel arrangements and information contact: BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centra Phttu 321-3201 or 32M1I4 "BUTTE TRAVEl SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, Febmary PAGES 15 TO 28 -'Wlf IIS 0 UAT to EVERYONE'S FAVOftlTC ix i. i i i (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 MM. Drive Ph. 328-7751 TROPICAL LETHBRIDGE-Want to golf in the winter? Then Lethbridge is the place to be. While residents of most of the rest of the country are suffering through the bitter winter months, George Faulkner, left, and 77-year-old Jack Stacey, right, have been out on the city's fairways. They say with a bit of experience the wind hardly matters at all. And since in Vancouver Canada's only other tropical city it rains when it doesn't snow, the winter breezes on dry Lethbridge fairways are pretty much acceptable to the ardent 19-holer. _ Imports blamed for decline Sheep business had big days in south By STEVE BAREHAM Herald Agriculture Writer The Alberta sheep man must realize he is in the same posi- tion as the major hat manufac- turer who recently closed his factories. There is little de- mand for Ills product, says Carl AndersCT, Brooks. HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 Mr. Anderson started raising sheep in 1923, and from 1932 to 1969 he marketed head for Bow Slope Shipping As- sociation. He sold Ms own flock in 1960. He said during the 1930s farmers in the developing irri- gated areas of southern Alber- ta had plenty of surplus hay, oats and barley, and discover- ed lamb feeding was a good way to market this feed. Consequently, a large lamb feeding enterprise opened up in the south and until about 1955, to head of lambs HALF PRICE FUR SALE CANADIAN FURRIERS' FINAL CLEARANCE OF QUALITY FURS AT FANTASTIC REDUCTIONS Beaver Coatij Mink Gill Muskrat Jackets (Dyed Persian Lamb Paw Jacket (Dyed Russian Kolinsky Wolf Fun Fur Coats Muskrat Coats I (Dyed) BUDGET TERMS MAY BE ARRANGED Leather Coats Fur lined in Red Fox, Opossum, Mouton lamb (dyed processed lamb) and Rabbit. Regular to HALF PRICE 112 247 '.50 Canadian Mink Jackets A marvelous selection in the most wanted shades. Regular to HALF PRICE 497 '.50 OPEN THURSDAY TILL 9 P.M. CANADIAN FURRIERS PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING PHONE 327-4348 were marketed in southern Al- berta every year. Many farmers developed their own flocks, running any- where from 100 to head of sheep, said Mr. Anderson. A-gradual change began to occur in the late 1940s, when ntore sheepmen expanded their interests into the cattle feeding business. "Range costs increased, wool mafkets declined and sheep herders began dying off." Chilled beef shipped today to Japan The second shipment of chill- ed beef exported by Canada to Japan left Lethbridge today. The shipment was processed by Canada Packers Ltd. and consists of 34 carcasses weigh- ing about pounds. It is a follow up to a pound shipment made by Canada Packers Ltd. at Calgary about two months ago. The specially chosen meat was shipped in a refrig- erated rail unit, 40 feet long and weighing pounds. It will arrive in Vancouver about Friday and after a short stop- over will continue on to Japan, arriving early in March. MACHINE'S ORIGIN The linotype machine was in- vented by a German immigrant in 1884. Sometimes The Best Reason For Sending FLOWERS Is No Reason At All! MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 327-1515 Mr. Anderson said raising sheep used to be an investment which paid off faster than a similar investment in beef, but that disparity disappeared in the 1950s. Another reason for the rapid decline of sheep numbers in the early 50s says Mr. Ander- son, was that Canadian meat packers began accepting frozen or chilled lamb from New Zealand. At that time the minimum price the Alberta feeder could afford to sell at was per head. So if the Alberta packers bought these lambs, paid 50 cents freight and labor costs for killing, his cost would be "Since wool was cheap and there was no demand for glands, and intestines were re- placed by plastic for sausages and wieners, it was doubtful whether all the byproducts would return "This meant the packers were paying on the average 43 cents a pound for a 46-pound carcass. He could get the New Zealand imports for 26 cents per said Mr. Anderson. Many farmers became dis- couraged with lamb feeding and turned to beef, and many of the remaining flocks were sold. Mr. Anderson said that today in the Brooks area, one has to CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 look hard to find head of breeding ewes where formerly were raised. And only 200 to lambs are fed where 15 years ago there were almost Mutton and lamb imports from Australia and New Zea- land continue to exert pres- sure on the Canadian market, and the profit margin being taken by the Canadian pro- ducer grows increasingly slim- mer. Major changes made in scout organization By HERB JOHNSON' Herald Siaff Writer A major administrative change aimed at increased ef- ficiency has been announced for the Boy Scout organization in Lethbridge. Officers of the Lethbridge District have resigned en masse, relinquishing their ad- ministrative duties to the Southern Alberta Regional Council. The move is intended to eliminate duplication of ef- forts between the District and the Regional Council and to free former District officers for other work. A letter has been sent to Robert Low, president of the Southern Alberta Regional Council, containing the resigna- tions of J. C. Montgomery, president; Robert Baines, vice- president; Norm Metz, com- missioner; Ralph Tennant, vice-president; Heikki Ojala. treasurer and W. T. Galloway', assistant district commissioner and acting commissioner. The change, worked out in consultation between the Dis- trict and the Region, will in- clude passing administration of the Boy Scout building in Leth- bridge to the Region. The build- ing is by the Boy Scouts of Canada. Service to orgam'2ations sponsoring Boy Scout programs in Lethbridge will also be op- erated by the Region. The re- signations of the District offi- cers will free these persons to spend more time in servicing work. They will remain within the Scout organization, only the titles and nature of their work will be 'altered. Service work Includes direct personal contact with program section Scouters to organize programs for tie Scouts, bring- ing together small groups for training in particular areas and working with sponsor and group committees to help them understand the purpose of Scout- ing and providing guidance in administering the programs. Bill Galloway has been ap- pointed service team co-ordi- nator for training. Further ap- pointments are expected to be made soon. Because the regional council offices were located in Leth- bridge, some duplication of ef- fort has occured in the past in administration. All administra- tion in the city will now be GERALD C. NORDSTROM Practice of CHIROPRACTIC ANNOUNCEMENT PRIVATE PRACTICE IS NOW OPEN AT CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-1644 24 HOUR SERVICE see MS for jfasi.- expert ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419 5th STREET S. PHONE 328-6922 NEW JOYCE SHOES So-o comfortable they caress your feet with "PACER" With stack heel and natural crepe sole. "FRISCO" A new python sling for spring in Blue, Black, and mink. Just arrived from England by SEXTON 14-INCH FASHION BOOTS Richly textured in Brown and Black Frappe. PRICED AT OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL P.M. CAMM'S 403 5th Street South ____PHONE 327-3050 SHOES done through the regional exe- cutive board. Ail matters 'per- taining to registration for train- ing, public relations, finance, liaison with the United Fund, appointments to the service teams and other administrative functions will now be handled through the regional office. The letter from the resigning members of the District ad- ministration to Mr. Low also contains statistics regarding membership. A declining Scout member- ship is noted in Lethbridge, de- spite the gradual population growth in the city. Total Scout membership in Lethbridge in was This figure dropped to 873 in 1969, rose to 927 in 1970 and stood at 708 at the end of Jan- uary this year. There were 3-J packs in the city in 1965, compared with 21 in 1971. The number of troops dropped from 10 to 14. 21 studeHls run in U of L election T w e n t y-one University of Lethbridge students will con- test Thursday and Friday in student elections for eight Stu- dents' Society Council positions for the 1971-1972 academic year. Three other council seats have been declared by ac- clamation: treasurer, Cliff Chapman; secretary, Gail Mes- ton; a c t i v i ties co-ordinator, Grant Fletcher. Four students are seeking the presidency: Aiden Butter- field, Tim McHugh, Ken Runge and Tom Snell. Candidates ,or other general SSC posts include Tony Dimnik and Wayne Peterson for inter- nal vice-president; Al Kimmel and Terry Belanger for exter- nal vice-president; Mike Car- nell and Jim Hillyer for public relations co-ordinator; Two of Chris Anton, Patricia Dower and Craig Meldrum for second year representative; two of Keith Ferguson, Larry M a c D o n a 1 d, Doug Hudson, Garrett Palmer and Bruce Corenblum for third-fourth year representative. Returning Officer Brian Aman has scheduled voting for Thursday from 7 to p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and successful candidates will be announced late Friday evening. All full-time students with students' cards will be eligible to vote. The new council and the 1970- 1971 council will hold a general joint meeting before the end of February, and take office offi- cially in March. 1MINK TOY The British International Toy Fair at Brighton, England, fea- tured a mink fur teddy bear for Just Mom Makes at Home! SPECIALS Prices in effect Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only! Brandy Dipped Loaves 59c Vanilla Slices 6 far 69c Glazed Donuts 69c Blueberry Muffins 6for 35c MARQUIS BAKERY LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 327-4441 DONT MISS THIS SALE! BEAUTIFUL YOUNG FLAIR Nylon Broadloom INSTALLED WALL TO WALL ONLY U. __ _ __ Young Flair is the ideal combination of practicality and long wear with beauty and comfort perfect for homes where tho living is full and the family active. Completely Installed Price Includes: CARPET CUSHION INSTALLATION With no extra mileage charges for residents! WE HAVE CARPETS FOR EVERYONE! USE JORDAN'S CONVENIENT BUDGET PLANS NO DOWN PAYMENTI Jordan DOWNTOWN at 315 6th Street South Out-of-Town Residents May Phone 327-1103 Collect for Service Right In Their Own Home! ;