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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD JUiy Grasshoppers are a problem Southern Alberta's crops reported in excellent condition By RIC SWrHART Herald Staff Writer The condition of crops in Southern Alberta is as varied as its agricultural with the ma- jority of areas reporting excellent conditions The hardest hit regions lie south of Lethbndge with a minor drought causing concern in the Milk River district Grasshoppers are the mam pest problem but they are being controlled through a massive chemical spraying campaign A lack of moisture in the Counties of Warner and Forty Mile combined with the hot weather during June have caused some crops to start to dry up near the ground In a Herald survey of district agriculturists and municipal fieldmen the consensus is that cereal specialty and hay crops in general are good and farmers have chances of excellent yields depending on the weather Del Steed district agriculturist for the Municipal District of said although rains have oeen spotty all year crops are standing up well A good general rain would help all he said Cutting and baling operations are well un- derway in the Cardston district hay fields with more a new bloat-free legume hay crop in general use W Steed said the cool weather in has helped the low moisture situation and saved all crops from stress conditions Gardeners in Cardston are also having problems Mr Steed said many people have sorayed their gardens with weed control chemicals and through a lack of knowledge have damaged the vegetables Mr Steed said the late spring in the Cardston area changed many farmer's intentions to plant various crops Farmers who had wanted to seed wheat had to switch to barley and rapeseed because of a shorter growing season with these farmers could run into problems this he said It will depend on the amount of heat during the growing season and the length of frost-free time from now to harvest Crops could be frozen Vern fieldman for the County of Forty Mile said moisture conditions are fair at best need more he said Wheat and rye crops which were planted last fall appear the best cereal crops in the he said These have been able to utilize the limited rains In the Bow Island Burdett region of the coun speciality crops are later than said Mr Arnold Potato crops are one to IVz months behind schedule Field corn and sugar beets are also latei than but they are classed as fair and average respectively Haying operations in the county are in full swing Pastureland is in good condition Jack district agriculturist in the County of said some fall seeded crops are starting to show heat damage Grain crops are starting to form heads Spring seeded crops are in good although moisture reserves in the land are poor The cool weather in Julv has also helped crops in this county while more rain is needed 'The next two weeks will be a make or break he said will bring on high yields Early spring rains have left pastures in good said Mr Bamford The lack of feed tmd hay in 1973 caused most farmers in the dis- trict to overgraze their pastuies but the pastures have tremendously Grasshoppers are again the mam although some farmers reported losing up to half of some fields to cutworms Bob district agriculturist in Pincher is in excellent shape hay crops and cereal crops look great and there is sufficient moisture we need now is a couple of weeks of warm weather Mr Lyons said farmers are reporting up to IVa tons of alfalfa per acre Walt Pierson district agriculturist in said all crops look good 3lthough some are starting to show damage from excess heat in June Intermittent ram showers during the past three weeks have delayed haying operations in the county Many farmers have fields of hay standing which should be baled he said At least one week of warm dry weather is needed to allow farmers to cure and bale their hay crops in the said Mr Pierson On the other cereal crops are in need of moisture Pastures and grasslands are in good condition with grasshoppers affecting the grass grass Hans district agriculturist in the Municipal District of Willow said moisture conditions are excellent and crops in general are good Pastures are 100 per cent better than in 1973 Flax crops were hit hard by the June heat and up to five per cent of the yield has been lost Rye crops seedea last fall are almost ready for swathing Recent rains have stopped haying operations and hay which is on the ground is losing quality due to the wet conditions Grasshopper control has been tripled this year and more is expected to be conducted Mr Lung said more than 1 400 gallons ol Dimethoate the main grasshopper contro chemical have been sold in the MD yed compared with only 400 gallons during the entrt 1973 grasshopper season Band honored at Stampede MAGRATH The Magrath Cardston Marching Band captured three first place trophies and in prizes at the Calgary Stampede Parade Monday The band won the All Around Canadian Band award and was first in the brass band from communities smaller than 7 000 population and open brass band sections Because the band won the All Around Canada Band and was first in the section for brass band under pop- ulation it also won the T Eaton Co Travelling Trophy This is the second consecutive year the band has won the honor The band was welcomed home at 1 a m this morning with fire engines tow trucks and local citizens providing a motorcade parade into the town Jailed worker dies An 18-year old Saskatchewan serving a short term at the Lethbndge Correctional died Monday night after being taken to St Michael s Hospital The man was brought to the jail Monday on re- mand and was ill on according to deputy- warden of the Lethbndge Correctional C A Howard He arrived at the jail at 2 p m and was taken to the jail doctor at the Bigelow Fowler Clinic in Lethbndge at about 3 40 p m He was returned to the jail but became ill again at 9 p m Mr Howard said the doctor was called He recommended the man be taken to where the man died a short time later Motherhood to be topic Women as parents will be the topic of this Wednesday's seminar in the women in Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG Lower Level PHONE 327 2822 society series at 8 p m at the Lethbndge Public Library This sponsored by the Women s Place and co- ordinated by staff member Dorothy Fritz will include several women discussing the subject of motherhood from various perspectives Also featured will be a film from the national film board Construction and General Workers Union Local 1111 WE HAVE MOVED TO 511 5th St. South OFFICE PHONE 328-7231 ASTRO REALTY _J INSURANCE LTD. HAS Residential Building Lots For Sale Call any Astro Realtor 328-7748 We Care Death is the eternal in- evitability the most real of all realities it is per- haps the hardest of all realities to face The fun- eral director more than most has a sym- pathetic understanding of the nature of grief He is a consoling sup- when a bereaved family needs someone to be there Someone who cares SALMON established 1927 FUNERALHOME LTD. 327 lOlh STREET SOUTH- MtERTA Guernsey named top cow Doral Lybbert exhibited Velvet at the District 4-H show Monday Sale to be held despite lockout Weeks of speculation ended Monday when organizers of the Lethbndge and District 4- H Show and Sale completed arrangements to conduct the sale despite a shutdown of ma- jor packing plants Ed of Del sale committee told The Herald Monday the sale will start at 10 a m Wednesday through the co-operation of City Lethbndge Locker and Seafood and Canadian Dress- ed Meats Because the two major meat packing plants in Swift Canadian Company Ltd and Canada Packers Ltd have been out of operation for more than one month over a wage it was felt the sale of more than 380 calves would have to be postponed as buyers wouldn't be able to have their animals killed and processed Mr Newton said buyers who want to keep that animal for their own use will have to make sure it is processed at City Packers or Lethbndge Locker and Seafood Animals sent to CDM will be treated as any other animal and the carcass will not be available to the owner CDM can't process in- dividual animals due to increased pressure of wholesalers for dressed car- casses Short jobs provided Casual employment will be available to transients passing through the city as a result of an agreement reached Mon day between Canada Man- power and the Lethbndge Youth Hostel A number of people need a casual job for several days to make enough money to con- 'inue Jim director of the said Tuesday Officials of the student placement office offered Mon- day to help the hostel staff find casual jobs for transients during a meeting of the hostel board with various city agen- cies The hostel was also offered assistance from the health and social development department for medical care for travellers not covered by medicare and from Legal Guidance Services for legal aid At the the board decided to send two represen- tatives to a regional conference of hostel staff members in Red Deer July 20 Vandals damage car Vandals did about damage to two neon signs owned by Parsons 1210 2nd Ave S on the weekend The glass coverings of the signs were broken It was reported Monday Weekend vandals also trampled in the roof of a 1974 car at College 2229 19th St N causing about damage It was also reported Monday Tools and a tool box valued at was taken from the rear of a truck belonging to Alf 271 7th Ave S Senior citizens picnic Sunday A picnic for Coaldale senior citizens to be hek at Beaver Mines Lake July 17 will be .organized and sponsored by the South Oldman River Recreation Board Senior citizens may register for the picnic at the recreation Registration deadline is July 13 Those going on the picnic should bring lunch for two according to recrea- tion officials The bus will leave the recreation office at 8 a m and return at 9 p m Cost BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9pm PHONE 378-0372 2716 12lh Ave S Glenwood cow wins 4-H dairy section A 19-year-old youth swept the top honors at the dairy section of the 1974 Lethbndge and District 4-H Show at the exhibition pavilion Monday An annual Doral Lybbert of the Glenwood 4-H Multiple Club dairy first won the champion ribbon for his was judged the best showman of his club and his three-year old Guernsey cow captured the grand cham- pion female title Selecting Chinook Crest NK Velvet out of the 35 cow herd of Chinook Crest Dairies Ltd of Mr Lybbert's entry won the top award over more than 50 animals in the competition Coleen Lybbert of Glenwood exhibited the reserve cham- pion cow for the Glenwood club Her animal also won the reserve grand champion cow title for the show Other winners included a champion exhibited by Bever- ly Wynder and a reserve champion exhibited by Cindy Terpstra of the Hillspnng Chinook 4-H Dairy Club a champion exhibited by Mike Slomp and a reserve cham- pion exhibited by Ed Schuld of the Lethbndge Green Acres 4- H Dairy Club Jack Puurveen won the showmanship award for the Lethbndge club with Christine Michel winning for the Hillspnng club Howard Hunter of Calgary fieldman for the Aloei id Hois- tern Association was the judge for showmanship com petition Show judge Curtis Clark of Carstairs said he was amazed at the improvement in the 4-H dairy cattle this year com pared with 1973 4-H winners In a preliminary 4 beef section judging at the exhibi tion pavilion Monday night four Southern Alberta clubs were judged for individual club champions and reserve champions Because more than 380 animals were scheduled to be judged by Fred Noad of the organizers split the event with four clubs showing Mon- day and 11 Tuesday With about 200 people at the Monday show an animal shown by Allan Charlesworth won the championship ribbon for the Barons 4-H Beef with an animal shown by Ross Charlesworth winning the reserve champion title Bruce Hillmer's animal won the championship for the Del Bomta 4-H Beef Club with Darlene Jorgenson's animal picking up the resereve champion ribbon In the Cardston Chinook 4-H Beef Club an animal of Larry Wests s won the champion ribbon with Gordon Neilson's winning the reserve champion title Holly Doenz showed the champion steer for the Warner 4-H Beef Club Kevin Reese had the reserve cham pion animal There were 110 4-H members at the Monday show FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 ESP COM FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG West Bend CORN POPPER Butter Top covers but- ter as it pops Flip over cover is 4 qt server No-stick finish Heat resistant 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