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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD January 9, 1974 Students return to class Educational institutions in Lethbridge are starting up again this week following the Christmas break Pupils returned to school to- day in both the public and separate schools School board administrators ex- pected enrolments to remain about the same as in December in the public schools in the separate schools. Second semester registra- tion began Monday at Lethbridge Community College About persons are expected to register for programs ranging from career courses to general interest and hobby classes. About 900 are expected to register for daytime classes, and about for continuing education classes beginning in mid-January. Two-hundred- forty registered under the provincial Priority Employ- ment Program and began classes Monday. LCC will make a final count of registrations about the end of the month to allow for withdrawals and late registrations At the University of Lethbridge, today is registra- tion day and lectures begin Wednesday for daytime students. About are ex- pected, the same as in the first semester. Evening credit students will register this evening from 7 p m. to 9 p m and enrollment for off-campus courses should be complete by Jan 25 Students whose applications for registration have not been accepted should contact the registrar immediately. Cattle die from too much urea Sloppy management and failure by producers to read directions has resulted in the death of several cattle in the Vulcan district, an area veterinarian said Tuesday. The veterinarian told The Herald that in some isolated cases cattle had died after be- ing given a free choice at a urea supplement. Urea is a form of protein supplement that is added to Lion's club to present ,100 Local researchers study blackfly with fatal bite WE CUT KEYS WHILE YOU WAIT AND WATCH DOWNTOWN Three scientists from the Lethbridge Research Station are studying an insect pest with a bite so severe that cat- tle can die from it M. A. Kahn, specialist in blackfly control, and two other scientists, K. R Depner FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6W5 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB. MEDiCAL DENTAL BLDG. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Open Thursday Evenings 6 30 p m to 9 p m 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. S and J. A. Shemanchuk, are part of a federal provincial team studying the outbreak of blackflies and laying the groundwork for protection and control. The locale the Athabasca River, in the Athabasca Coun- ty of Northern Alberta, an area where in 1972, 14 cattle died because of blackfly bites. Dr. Depner has worked from a boat on the Athabasca River, apparently the only breeding grounds of the major pest species of blackfly in the county. "Livestock production in the county could double were it not for says Dr. Khan. Purpose of Dr. Depner's work is to identify the exact breeding places of the blackfly Adult flies are SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENTBATHROOMS REMODELLING 321-21 caught about two inches above the surface of the water dur- ing high speed sweeps of the river, with larvae collected on plastic cones anchored to the river bottom. If the breeding places can be located, pesticides could be restricted to areas that need them. Mr. Shemanchuk's part of the project is surveying the ground blackfly populations which will give a base against which to compare the effec- tiveness of control measures and pinpoint problem areas. Problem areas where out- breaks will occur would be predicted by these ground sur- veys through measuring the distance from the river to areas where the cattle are bitten. By studying the habits of blackflies and their victims, control methods would be developed. Dr. Khan is running an ex- periment with Charolais, Angus and Hereford breeds of cattle to see if there is a basis for breeding programs to develop more tolerant cattle. STERLING Semi Annual LADIES' SHOE and WINTER BOOT DISCOUNTS TO 50% (EXCEPT ON NURSES' CLINIC SHOES) All Handbags Reduced STERLING SHOES 320A 6th St. S. PhOfM 327-3344 Officer sworn in Frank Pearson, takes the oath from Provincial Judge L.W. Hudson, making him the newest member of the Lethbridge police force. Const. Pearson is the second graduate of the Lethbridge Community College's law enforcement program to be hired by the Lethbridge force. S. Sgt. Bill Brummitt wit- nesses the swearmg-in ceremony. Preparationfor Winter Games More than will be presented to three groups by the Lakeview Lions Club at its regular bi-monthly meeting tonight The Girl Guides of Canada will be given to be used for the guides' summer camp at Camp O'Keekun, located on the secondary highway two miles north of Fort Macleod. St John's Ambulance was to receive for the upkeep of its ambulance provided for sports activities. The Lions club will present to the YWCA for the purchase of a black and white television And the World Affairs Club at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute has already been given The club has approved in scholarships to be split evenly between two students at Lethbridge Community College. A sum of will go to a first-year student enter- ing the college's law enforce- ment program and the same amount to a student entering the second year of the program. livestock rations to promote growth. The veterinarian said in all cases he diagnosed the cattle had been allowed to eat all the urea they wanted. "They (producers) didn't read the he said. "And right on the label is a warning 'Do not feed free choice'." The urea supplement used in the cases where cattle died was designed for feedlot situations where the amount can be controlled accurately. It isn't the type that can be used for free-ranging animals. The veterinarian advises all cattlemen to have their feeds, especially feed grains, tested for protein levels before buy- ing expensive protein supplements. He said tests on several feed grains this year showed ade- quate amounts of protein already in the grain. Terry Bracken, manager of National Feed and Livestock in Lethbridge, said reading instructions is the big thing in any livestock feeds. His firm, which is one of the largest users of urea in Alberta, has several livestock rations which incorporate different forms of urea. "Urea is dangerous if it isn't used he said. "But it is the most economic form of protein." Crash victim's service today A memorial service was to be held today for a former Lethbridge man killed in a plane crash in northeastern Saskatchewan Dec. 12. The body of Rod Morrison has been cremated in Saska- toon and the service was to be held at the La Ronge United Church Mr. Morrison, 28, was the son of Edward and Beatrice Morrison of 722 10th St. N. Ski area road work set PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Department of highways representatives told a meeting of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek Tuesday the West Castle Road is to be oiled and gravelled from the Beaver Mines junc- tion to the West Castle ski slopes. The road will also be relocated two miles around a hill known as the ranger sta- tion hill which has been the scene of some bad winter driv- ing bottlenecks. Other sections of the road will be straightened and raised. Since the work is being done for the 1975 Winter Games, the meeting was told, the department of highways will pay for the oil and gravel work on the portion of the road in the municipal district. It will also maintain the road until after the Winter Games when responsibility for its maintenance will revert to the municipal dis- trict. The municipal district coun- cil was also told the highways department will build two miles of secondary road from Burmis south of Highway 3 to Lee Lake at no cost to the municipal district. Since the rest of this road which leads to Beaver Mines is up to standard, this will be another route to West Castle A contract for the road from Pincher Creek to the Beaver Mines was let last fall to the Peter Kewette Co. and will be paved this year. Work on about 15 miles of the road from the junction to West Castle will be done this summer starting as early as March if possible, the highways department representatives said. In other business at its meeting Tuesday, the council gave consideration to enlarg- ing the landing strip at Pincher Creek in time for the winter Games. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5ft St. S. Phone 328-4095 FUEL SAVING! You will (Ml comfortable at lower temperature provided the humidity it right. POWER HUMIDIFIER Inttalled by CHARLTON HILL LTD, 1262-2nd PROM 328-3388 REPAIR .SAVE MIKE HANZEL Extra Wear For 7th Street South Certified DantalMachJnic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 SPRING HAS ARRIVED at the Marquis Flower Shop INSTALLATION HUMIDIFIERS 1709 2nd Ave. S Phone 328-5973 DAFFODILS Take home a bouquet FROM 5-00 TULIPS Marquis Flower Shop 4th Ava. 7th St. S. 327-1515 ICAMM'S JANUARY! SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. Thursday, January 10th TEAMS CASH SHOE SALE STARTS P M NORtbEHvE Beautiful, dark walnut dining room suite with buffet and hutch and 5 chairs and table, Moffat harvest gold 16' refrigerator (one year Admiral deluxe 19 cu ft side-by-side 2-door coppertone refriger- Round oak dining table rollaway bed small Frigidaire fridge GE portable TV on stand dark brown lounge and rocker. Viking portable dishwasher. Philco 21 console TV round coffee table 2-small old cabinets single headboards 2 sets 4 bi-fold doors small propane heater, new 9' x 12 piece vinyl linoleum, Hoover upright vacuum 2-oil heaters, complete toilet 2-smgle box springs and mat- tresses gas and electric ranges floor polishers 2-portable electric sewing machines, counter top range, lathe, kiddies table and chairs floor lamps. 3-tolding chairs, key cutter paint shaker, vacuums, elec- tric guitar, campcot, baby buggy, amplifier, electric heater, Paymas- ter Cheque Protector, underwood typewriter Remington Rand hand adding machine, record player, drapes, electric appliances, Plus many more items too numerous to mention SoM At p.m. 1971 FORD LTD 4-door hardtop Power steering pc 400 cu in engine, good tires, beautiful interior ally good, only miles A good clean unit 1IC- fOU FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD.