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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LITHBRIDQE HERALD Tuesday, January 22, Lure of security drains manpower from Maritime fishing villages Bv TOM McDOUGALL TERENCE BAY. N.S. (CP) The sea still calls to this formerly isolated fishing village, but only old men hear it. The lure of security and good wages is drawing their sons to Halifax, 17 miles away, and the old fishermen wonder if their way of life will die when they go. Terence Bay has always been a tightly knit com- munity and it is less than a half-hour's drive to Halifax. Comfortable new homes are being built along the road into town, owned by sons of fishermen who commute to jobs as electricians, mechanics and plumbers. Oldtimers can remember when everybody was hard up in Terence Bay, but the wage earners have brought prosperity. Beau Ryan's fishing shed is the same now as it must have been 100 years for a Playboy f oldout taped to the plank wall. He works on one of the two longliners based at Terence Bay and adjoining Lower Prospect and is one of the older fishermen. "There are about 30 boats or more in Terence Bay, but most of them is older he said. "Only the few fishermen that's got their sons going with them has any young men at all. "A few more years and there'll be no more." Come back Mr. Ryan grew up as a fisherman, quitting school 'at 13 to join his father's boat. About 14 years ago he took a job in Halifax "to better and for nine years he commuted to the city. But five years ago he came back. "It was the fine weather. When you see the fine weather and the boats go- ing back and forth, you have to go back." Fishing is hard work and it often means hard times. Inshore fish stocks are declining rapidly, and Mr. Ryan said the inshore fishermen -won't survive mud) longer. But prices are at an all- time high and there still is a fair catch to be had offshore on the Western and Emerald banks where the Terence Bay tongliners fish for four days at a stretch. Only a few years ago, local fishermen were com- plaining that they couldn't make more than a year, but the longliners have had a relatively good year. SENCOR Herbicide Gets tough weeds in potatoes SENCOR will also provide some control of couchgrass (quackgrass) and yellow nutsedge When other herbicides let grass or broadleaf weeds through, or when infestation is extra heavy call on SENCOR Apply it... Pre-emerge Early post-emerge (except on early red-skinned varieties) Both ways No pre-mixmg Moderate agitation Doesn t stain skin Doesn t stain clothing When you need Good Stuff for tough weed conditions, order SENCOR 50% Wettable Powder from your supplier Barnyardgrass Fall panicum Foxtail Lambsquartcr thumb lo you and nature. CHEMAGRO LIMITED 77 City Centre Drive Mississauga, Ontario ALLIS CHALMERS SNOW THROWERS HOW... THINK f SHOW Af and love i every minute! Power through winter with a fast working 4 hp single stage or 8 hp two-stage snow thrower from Allis-Chalmers Beat old man winter with these pro- fessional features. Winterized Bnggs A Stratton engines ilr freeze-proof. convenient controls 21" or 28" auger bite high traction snow tires power adjustable chute it safety interlocks optional electric start ALLIS-CHALMERS OUTDOOR a LEISURE PRODUCTS Super Sales Service Ltd. Chalmers Farm Machinery Hesston Haying Equipment 214-31 SUM! N. Lethbridge But. 32S-MS2 Rm. Rn. 792-3000 Bothered It was a sign of the im- proving times that this summer Mr. Ryan was able to tear down his old house and buy a mobile borne. The fishermen have taken some hard knocks in recent years. The big trawlers, especially the Russians, are a perennial bother to the longliners, who still use laboriously baited lines. They blame the trawlers for depleting the fish stocks and they worry about a trawler plowing through their lines. The loss of the sword- fishing industry in 1970-was a big blow. At that time there were three big sword-fishing vessels in the community, but the mercury scare and the ensuing ban on sword- fishing forced the owners of two to sell out. The third was converted into a longliner. The village of Terence Bay rambles into neighbor- ing Lower Prospect with no real boundary. Scattered among the houses are two churches, a post office, a canteen and three tiny grocery stores set up in corners of their owners' homes. Improved Margaret Umlah, known in the community as Aunt Meg, runs the Lower Prospect store in the back porch of her home. Now approaching 80, Mrs. Umlah thinks the village is happier these days. "We're getting help in many she said. "The sick get disability pensions, the children get family allowances. Things have improved, and everybody is more friendly than before." She remembers when most people in town were poor, although no one ever went hungry. The new sense of prox- imity is affecting the Stem disease Making creeping red fescue a biennial instead of a perennial crop, may reduce losses caused by stem eyespot disease, ac- cording to an Agriculture Canada scientist. The disease has reduced crops by 60 per cent in re- cent moist years in the Peace River region. school children. They at- tend the elementary grades in Terence Bay, but junior high school students go down the road to Brookside and the high school is on the outskirts of Halifax. The new Terence Bay has juvenile delinquents who drink, fight and sometimes take drugs. It is a sign that Terence Bay is absorbing worldly evUs along with the wortd- ly comforts. Research changes Agriculture Canada's research branch has reorganized its service to the ornamentals, turfgrass and greenhouse industries in Canada via its new or- namentals research ser- vice. The new Biosystematics Research Institute com- bines the mycology (study of taxonomy and economic botany sections with the former En- tomology Research In- stitute. The reorganization was made in response to chang- ing demands in agricultural research, says Dr. B. B. Migicovsky, director-general of the branch. POULTRY All eviscerated poultry which is imported, ex- ported or shipped between provinces is graded and health inspected in federal- ly registered plants. All imported dressed and eviscerated poultry meets Canadian grade standards. CONSIGN 23rd ANNUAL LETHBRIDOE SPRING BULL SALE APRIL 3 4 1974 EXHIBITION PAVILION, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Entries close January 30.1974 For Miry form, cottwt Southern fettle Breeders Assn., 3401-6 AVMN Sooth, Lettibridir Albert. Phono (403) 328-4491 ;