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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 _ IHt IETHBRIDGE HttAlD Hbruary 17, The story of rural youth How you gonna keep them down on the farm? By JIM NEAVES Canadian Press Staff Writer How you gonna keep them down on the farm? That was the opening line of a ditty popular just after the First World War, but even earlier there was concern about the reluctance of young people to stay on the farm and carry on the tradition of their fathers and grandfath- ers. An item in the May, 1869, issue of the Ontario Fanner published in Guelph and dis- covered in the archives of United Grain Growers in Win- nipeg, tried to explain why "boys leave the farm." It explained that a 16-year- old farm lad found his peers had a the towns started work at 7 a.m. and finished at 6 p.m., while he started at daybreak and worked until sunset. The country boy was clad In "rough, slovenly garb and even his Sunday attire does not encourage self-respect." "To crown all, he is very seldom in possession of any money of which he is owner and master." CONCERN REMAINS More than a century later the details may have changed but the same concern exists about the reluctance of rural FINAL DAYS OF OUR ANNUAL CLEARANCE BALANCE OF WINTER PRICE young people to make farm- ing their career. The apathy in rural areas appears to be growing as fewer young people return to farming after being educated, although many may enter re- lated fields. "It certainly is a serious says Harold Sneath of Winnipeg, Manitoba Pool Elevators president. There are those who say that it was from Canada's A GOOD SELECTION OF STYLE SHOES.....AT OFF ONE RACK OF SHOES Reg to3500 NOW ONLY MflRfl'NJO WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STREET S. Premier Nol is recovering from stroke HONOLULU (AP) Cambo- dian Premier Lon Nol was re- ported to be showing "slight but signifricant improvement" at Tripler Army Hospital. A hospital spokesman said the 57-year-old premier was out oj bed and walking with assist- ance. A stroke a week ago re- sulted in partial paralysis of his left side. rural areas that the man- power for the country's other growing industries and com- merce were enlisted in pre- vious years. "One of the things we must take into account is that there have been better and greater opportunities away from agri- culture for a lot of our young rural says Sam Uskiw, Manitoba's agriculture minister. "This has had th effect of training our youth from the countryside." The trend toward more edu- cation also has had a role in depleting rural populations. SEEK MORE SECURITY D. T. McFarlane, Saskat- chewan agriculture minister, says rural young people now are more education-conscious than ever. "They are getting more ed- ucation today than they got in past years and many are seeking jobs which will give them more security in tha years ahead." E. A. Boden of Regina, Sas- katchewan Wheat Pool vice- president, agrees the rural dram is serious. "What concerns me is the number of young men who ap- SAVE TO 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTH UFFLEft parently don't want to stay on the farm. I know several fam- ilies with three or four boys and not one of the sons wants to stay on the farm." A. M. Runciman of Winni- peg, United Grain Growers president, says: "What is dis- tressing today and causing concern is that in many cases all of the family leaves tha farm. "In some cases the father is able to carry on when he's at an age when he's capable of good work, but there is no one to take over the load when he gets around the 60 mark, and this is the new element." NEED FEWER HANDS These farmers, Mr. Runci- man says, are wondering what will happen to their farm when they are no longer capable of working it. In addition to education, technology also has played a role in the dwindling numbers of young people staying on the farms. Mr. McFarlane says the in- creasing size of farms has meant in many cases that only one of three or four sons could remain on the farm. H. A. Ruste, Alberta agri- culture minister, says technol- new and larger allows one man to look after a much larger farm than he could in the past. Mr. UsKw believes rural young people are disen- chanted with farm life be- cause of the lack of financial security in today's fanning operations. "We just have to come up with a farm policy that is going to make farming attrac- tive again." 'Au pair' girls are centre of British controversy LONDON (CP) Buck- ingham Palace was brought today into a controversy over the treatment of "au pair" girls in Britain. But a spokesman for the Queen's household denied a woman MP's contention that au girls who come here to live and work with Brit- ish employed even at the palace. Dame Joan Vickers, arguing in the Commons for greater su- pervision of the au pair system, said young women are being employed on this basis by Brit- ons who do not like work and cannot afford regular servants. "It is high time we gave them some Dame Joan said of the au pairs, who come here under an international ex- change arrangement to learn English and to sample the Brit- ish way of life generally. The Conservative MP said such girls alleged to be working at Buckingham Palace are paid a week, plus an allowance for lunch and the Royal Ascot horse races and a Christmas party. Denying this, the palace spokesman said French and German girls have been em- ployed there in the past but as ordinary housemaids rather than under the "one-of-the-fam- ily" au pair system. At present, all the palace housemaids are Britons, the of- ficial added. MAJOR RIVER The Missouri River, which empties into the Mississippi, is miles long. The WINNERS: MEN COMBINED 1. GUSTAVO THEONI, Italy 2. PATRICK RUSSEl, France 3. EDMOND BRUGGMANN, Switzerland SLALOM 1. PATRICK RUSSEL, France 2. GUSTAVO THEONI, Italy 3. ALAIN PENZ, France GIANT SLALOM 1. BERNARD RUSSI, Switzerland 2. EDMOND BRUGGMANN, Switzerland 3. WERNER BLEINER, Austria WOMEN COMBINED 1. MARILYN COCHRAN, U.S.A. 2. ANNE MARIE PROELL, Austria 3. CONCHITA PUIG, Spain SLALOM 1. MARILYN COCHRAN, U.S.A. 2. BARBARA COCHRAN, U.S.A. 3. WILTRUD DREXELL, Austria GIANT SLALOM 1. ISABEUE MIR, Francs 2. JACQUELINE ROUVIER, France 3. FRANCOISE MACCHI, Franca he BANkof MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL To the winners congratulations. And to all the racers, thanks for making this race a thrilling, successful World Cup Event, Bank of Montreal The First Canadian Bank ITV HIGHLIGHTSl WEDNESDAY MOVIE: Cast Long Shadow, 6 p.m., Ch. 7: Murphy stars in a 1959 western about a man who in- herits a piece of land which is occupied by members of religious cult. SPORTS: Hockey, 6 p.m., Ch. 13: The New York Rangers meet the Montreal Canadicns. DRAMA: Somerset Maugham, 8 p.m., Ch. 7: A young woman is torn between her liauce, imprisoned for steal- ing, and her wealthy parents who demand she give him up. With Anna Calder-Marshall. DRAMA: Name of the Game, p.m., Ch. 13: An Investigation into the sudden deaths of three scientists at a remote desert research centre. With John Vernon. SPECIAL: The Stranger Was Me, 9 p.m., Ch. 7: first of four dramatic episodes on the modern family, to- night centres on a lonely boy forced into foster homes after his mother is hospitalized. With Susan Mitchell. NATURE: Canada's Forests, 10 p.m., Ch. 7: A look at the results of reforestation and conservation programs in Canada's great forests. SPORTS: Canada Winter Games. p.m., Cl. 7i Highlights of today's events include items on boxing, curling and fencing. MOVIE: Fast and Sexy, a.m., Ch. 7: A wealthy young widow returns to her home town where she pro- ceeds to charm all the eligible young men. Stars Gina Lollobrigida. THURSDAY MOVIE: Village of the Giants, 1 p.nv, Ch. 13: A mysterious substance causes teen-agers to become giants. With Tommy Kirk. INTERVIEW: Take 30, 3 p.m., Ch. 7: A visit with a Welsh family whose three children are all of genius-level intelligence. Trimbles t ore listed by the radio and television sta .iation in program shedules is due to by the stations and is not the responsibility o or Trimbles Tire Supply, if CHEC WEDNESDAY NISHT Farm Show NEWS Fifteen MlnutW to 6-05 Dinner News, Wlnr., Sports The Hour Bill Brovm Maior News MON. THRU THURI. "CHEC-FM THURSDAY Breakfast with Ron Rosvold Givens S Stock Market Sports, News, Wthr CHEC FM CJOC Jack Daviet Bill Brown Chuck Tanner Ron Ugga WEDNESDAY NIOHT THURSDAY "Mm Bnott World at SIX Request Action Line News and Grain Sport JacK Party News, Wthr, Sport Line Phone Bill Show Matlnei Wayne Barry Probe 1220 Bob Lang Rob Ingram Show News, Wthr, Sport World at CBR Radio 1010 Calgary WEDNESDAY NIGHT Theatre Supplement On Mike Rule and Revolution Concern Ideas Network News------------- From The Caoltals World at Eight Five Nlflhfl Week Nathan Cohen Morning Concert Consumers Matinee Pratley at the Movies Radio Nom Afternoon School Broadcast News and Matinee Gerrusil Afternoon Concert Age of Eleganca Music Past Midnight THURSDAY Eye Opener News Television and Radio Listing brought to you courtesy of TRIMBLES TIRES CJLH-TV Channel 7 (Cablevision Ch. 6) WEDNESDAY NIGHT Canada Winter Lee Drew's n-nn Hound Games Children's Hour 5.00 Huckleberry Houna Movie: noo Movie: Have Teleprobe 7 Fasf and Sexy Rocket Will Travel Movie: Town Cast a Long Shadow THURSDAY Take 30 Somerset Mauglian Mr. Dressup Edge of Night 9-00 The Family (c) Canadian Schools Galloping gourmet 10-00 This Land (c) Friendly Giant Banana Splits (c) 11-00 News Chez Helene Calgary Safety Teleproba 7 Sesama Street Roundup Singcrj CFCN-TV Lethbridge Channel 13 (Cablevision Ch. 4) WEDNESDAY NIGHT News (c) NHL N. Y. at Montreal (c) Name of Game File: Swenty-One Sports Beat 71 News (c) News Ic) The Baron In Conversation THURSDAY Thought for Day News tc) University of Air Miss Helen (c) Box (c) Ed Alien Carlocns Man Trap (c) In Conversation c Pierre Berton (c) Peytcn Place Beat the Clock (cj Lucy Show (e) Buckshot (c) Movie: Viallage of Giants Famous Jury Trials Another World (c) Trouble with Tracy I Dream of Jeannle (c) Wynne's Pad (c) Flintstones (c) KRTV Great Falls Channel 3 (Cablevision Ch. 9) WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mayberry R.F.D. (C) News Men form Shlloh (c) Hawaii Five-0 Kraft Music Hall News Tonight Show THURSDAY Our World Salute Agriculture As the World Turns Today (el ]2.co Days Cf rjur Lives Today In Montana _. T nnrinr-