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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta g THJ LETHBRID6E HERMD July 1971 June most active Skunks cause rabies concern MACHINERY ON PARADE A total of Alberta and British Columbia imple ment dealers and key including 425 from Southern attended the In ternational Harvester Company implement show the Edmonton Jubilee Auditorium re it largest of its type in In the background of the dormatories on the campus of the University of de The number of reported pos itive cases ol rabies in Alberta has declined significantly in the last four or five said Daie co ordinator of the provincial vector control Alsager said crease is contrary to what one would expect at this time of When rabies are present in the number of cases usually increase considerably during May and June be cause skunks are very active at this time of year and be cause during the mating season in late February and early a great deal of fighting and biting Alsager credits the work done by the pest control and fish and wildlife who have become experts in skunk control and the farming population along the Alberta Saskatchewan border with having played a large part in the decline in rabies in Al He said these officials con tacted almost all the land own ers along the border early this spring with the farmers con tributing greatly to the success of the skunk control This co operation resulted In a substantial number of skunks being eliminated along the he it is important that we all realize that the skunk still presents a potential We still de pend upon the land owners in these areas to keep track of skunk movements on their prop Rabies has repeatedly been demonstrated to be a density dependent which means its prevalence is direct ly related to the density of the susceptible Skunk rabies is rarely passed on to foxes and vice It is very uncom mon to find rabies in mink or Skunk rabies falls into two broad One is the paralytic type of rabies where paralysis starts in the hindlegs of the animal and progresses up through its The other is the furious type of rabies which is the most common in Here the infected animal becomes vi cious and In the initial a rabid skunk is usually be coming aggressive when dis The animals ability to scent is usually inhibited and it tends to be active during the day as well as at Once gen erally remains in the skunk population in a local area for several Circumstantial evidence indi cates that rabies may be trans mitted through the air in the via the mothers milk to heroffspring or by ingested in fected tissue but biting is the main form of Rabies appears to be perpet uated in female skunks more than in males because the for mer share dens more frequent and probably fight more among themselves than the Hands Health Although the average Incu bation period for rabies is 30 to 60 it can vary from 10 to 240 Healthy skunks are usually docile and will try to escape if Al sager if they are cornered they will arch their elevate their stamp the ground with their front feet and shuffle back wards while discharging their LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH STATION i Alfalfa sickness a problem Pathologist Alfalfa is no longer a consis tently high yielding forage crop in certain areas of central Al Growth in affected fields is generally poor except for small patches scattered throughout the The affected plants are yellowish green in poorly nod Most of the affected fields LETHBRIDGE The Lethbridge Green Acres 4H Dairy Club held its last marking the end of one of the oldest clubs in the Several motions were including all club debts be paid present members be re imbursed for the work they have done this club year a gift be bought for our Handsacme to show our appre ciation for the time and help he has given the club member and to thank all our sponsors and trophy donors for their wonderful Members will try to get oth ers interested in forming a Green Acres 4H Multi Club in the This club could include or any other combination of pro inalized at the last meeting which will be held July Club crests were handed out to the jects that future would members CLUB Mark Handsaemc RAYMOND The monthly meeting of the Raymond 4H Beef Club was held June at the Raymond High The meeting was called to order by club presi dent Theresa Roll call was taken by each member giv ing the length of their calfs and the distance between its Reg Paxman gave a reporl on the calf tour which was belt June Most of the calves could use slightly more attention than what they have been receiving New business was then dis It was decided that a float will be entered in the July 1 parade at Plans for Achievement Day were discuss A number of them will be BOILED UNSEED OIL With your O AQ Per FREDDIES PAINT WESTERN 816 3rd PHONE 3275540 CLUS Annemarie TIMBER TRAILS The Timber Trails 4H club leld their Achievement Day tfay 22 in the Cowley Commu nity The program was opened by President Nancy Crayford with the singing of OCanada and the reciting of the 4H The leaders of ie club were then presented with Resumo of the years activ ities was read by Secretary Donna The girls then sang several selections accom panied by pianist The first year girls modelled their narrations giv en by Donna White and Jac queline The Pee Wees displayed some of their the con gratulated the girls on their She then brief ly commented on the scoring Rankin awarded small tokens to the various girls in the Christine Lank was the efficiency winner for the older group while Lee White was the efficiency winner for the The program concluded with the singing of the 4H Grace and God Save The A film on nutrition Then the girls of the club served The next day the Beef club had their The club was honored by having the Edwin Hochstein family participate in the The members started their tour at Pete Maloffs then on to Hew and to Rankins at noor where a picnic lunch by Tod Creek was Hoch stein briefly described how to and show calves The tour then continued on to Dwyers and Glens where the members enjoyed a lunch ant a ball CLUB REPORTER Donna Murplr examined to date have been on dark gray or gray wooded The soils from these fields usu ally have been sandy loam in and from the area west and southwest of Ed a survey made dur ing the summer of 1970 show ed that sick alfalfa stands are present in a large area extend ing from Rocky Mountain House the southwest to Bon nyville and Fort Vermilion in the It is not yet possible to esti mate how large an acreage in Alberta is affected by alfalfa but it is believed that about acres of pure and mixed stands of alfalfa are being grown on susceptible of the soil science University of has shown that the disease is not a nutritional nor is it caused by moisture de ducing symptoms of alfalfa sickness in so called healthy The CDA Research Station at Lethbridge became involved in the problem in 1970 when a tiny nematode called Paratylen chus projectus was discover ed in the root zone of the stunt ed This nematode is par asitic on alfalfa and some 88 other species of Among these are red white sweet red and ladino white clover At Lethbridge we will study the nematological and plant pathological aspects of the Our first objective will be to determine the pos sible role of the nematode in the initiation and development of alfalfa Control of the problem will depend on the results of re search currently in Should the nematode prove to be the principal then appropriate cultural practices can be recommended to control the condition until our plant breeders can incorporate nem atode resistance into an alfalfa variety suited to the If fungi andor bacteria or in combination with the nema are found to be the then control may be more diffi cult to that sick soils contain toxic materials of bio ogical origin that are respon sible for the poor a planl physiologist with the CDA Re search Swift Current is investigating he composition of extracts made from sick soil and de termining their potential for in CANADIAN Join the adventures of Canadian cowboys as they tangle with the problems of a cattle drive In Getting cattle to market the traditional way is a fastfading part cf western Soon trucks will do all the But this Saturday in Weekend see the photostory that shows the pleasures and problems of one of the wests last cattle IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE THINGS to make things EASIER HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS AVAILABLE Air Air Air Roll away Vibrator Bolt Car Car Top Cemont Stacking Chairs Coffee Crow Exercise Flame Hammer Appliance Hedge Trim Hoist and Hyd lawn Trimmers and Post Hole Gear Sump Roto Rug Electric Seed Tow Sleeping Trailer Utility For your RENTAL NEEDS call WARDS SERVICES 17U 2nd Phent 3J887W There is good evi Farm net increases predicted for 1971 By RIC SWIHART Farm Writer EDMONTON The agricul ture business will improve with 1971 and farm net incomeswill said gen eral sales manager for Inter national Harvester Addressing farm imple ment dealers and key farmers from Alberta and British Co lumbia at the Edmonton Jubi lee Auditorium this Munro said the diversification of farm incomes will mean an improved picture for the agri cultural Agriculture is a dynamic in responsible for bring ing foreign money into Canada and providing secondary em ployment through its primary he World markets are being de veloDcd which will bring the proper return to the farmer for the tremendous investments necessary in He said the percentage re turn on invested capital for the average farmer was the third lowest of 30 Industries tested ut the developing hould help to alleviate this When the farm business s our implement manufac uring industry is You just cant separate any segment of griculture today because all arts depend on the success of ach he Many parts of the agricul ural industry find it hard to get capital for expansion and and this has been a tampering factor in many in AIA convention The 25th annual meeting of the Alberta Institute of Agrolo gists will be held in Lethbridge Saturday at Ericksens Family With nearly 730 agrologists in seven branches throughout the major AIA activ ty during the past year has een the preparation of an in ormational brochure and a land bo ok on environmen tal The with co jics off the press this ells how the agricultural in dustry uses land resources in he production of food and fi has been done to pre serve the an what needs to be done to as sure the future public welfare It is AIA policy to be con cerned with the general wel reing of the public and tfii along with the hand are being published as a service to Charles Cheshire of Ed monton will succeed Alex L Metcalfe of Calgary as presi dent of HIGH PRICED ANIMALS Two purebred Sim mental purchased by American Breeders Service of Canada for and purchased by Canadian Beef Sires for brought record Canadian prices for the Canada department of agriculture at Lacombe Ca nadian Beef Sires is a company formed by three or ganizations United Breeders Ontario Eastern Breeders and west ern Breeders Standing with Pacific left to president of regional sales Don general sales With Pet unia to Gordon assistant manager Western Breeders Eastern Doug Western Western Ontario Breeders BEST WEAPON IN BATTLE AGAINST OVERWEIGHT Have you ever stopped to con sidei ihe real value of your bathroom in your weigh reduction nr weight mainte nance problem Readers Digest fluty issue ports on this simple device found in most homes and tells yon the secret of bow doctors use it in the control of their pjiticnls faend ihn throepoint plan in this limoly Follow these points nnd youll lake ofl S5iimis and Acrp cm ot your July Readers Digest STUDENTS 18 24 TRAVEL CANADA FOR AccomocJation July 20 18 AUGUR Phone 3287144 BENEFITS AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST A HARVESTING EXPENSE ALLOWANCE will be paid where lasses exceed FIRE COVERAGE on insured craps is included at no extra COVERAGE OF PER ACRE in all rate INSURE WITH CONFIDENCE The Corporation has a record of 33 years of service to Alberta and handles 75 of Albertas hail REFUNDS TO ALLPOLICYHOLDERS In the last two years a 25 premium refund was paid to all policyholders without a claim 10 to those with Dont Wait Hail It costs no more to insure now and get extra weeks of The new STABILIZATION PLAN does not replace the need for crop protec THE ALBERTA HAil CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION INSURE TODAYSEE OUR HAIL AGENT NOW WARREN INSURANCE AGENCIES Picture Butts 7324550 KREEFT AGENCIES Bow Bow Island 5452252 BUCHAN Insurance Agency Phone 8973758 LARRY SMITH ALBERTA WHEAT POOL ELEVATOR ROBERTS UNiTED GRAIN GROWERS Alberta Day Phone 8333757 Night Phone AGENCIES Phone 6452512 COOPERATIVE Insurance Service 1265 3rd South 3285088 3287811 RUSSELL BOYDEN 1210 13th Street South Phones Bus 3279177 Rti 3276074 ;