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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta JUly 1974 THE LETHBHIDQE HERALD 17 Ric Swihart Farm accident toll too remember Farm Safety Week In the busy dayo of trying to make a of trying to outguess the inter- national markets and the I hope Cana- dian farmers will take a breather and recognize July 25 to 31 as Farm Safe- ty Week. Each year about Canadian farm and rural residents die in accidents YOU'LL LOVE THE SOFT WATER THE WHOLE FAMILY BENEFITS IN 12 WAYS COMPLEXION SHAMPOOING LAUNDRY DISHES BATHING SHAVING DRINKING COOKING COFFEE-TEA WATER HEATER APPLIANCES PLUMBING WHY WAIT ANY CALL 327-7867 AND SAY.. WATER CONDITIONING ANDY HOLMES Major Magrath Dr. Phone 327-7867 on the in rural homes and in traffic. Another 000 are injured and dis- abled. And the sad point is that these statistics include teenagers and children. These might not sound like a lot when one con- siders there are people employed in agriculture. But it is. The increased use of power com- mercial weed killers and insecticides has exposed farmers to many hazards to personal health and safety. It has made the farm another industrial site. Whereas the industrial worker is subject to com- prehensive safety laws and co-ordinated accident prevention the farmer isn't. Officials in the Canada Safety Council believe this fact is one key reason the fatality and in- jury rates in rural Canada are markedly higher than the national average. The main farm im- as far as most people are is the tractor. Each year about 90 Canadians are kill- ed and 800 injured in ac- cidents involving the trac- tor. Safety officials predict tractor accidents could be cut down by 75 per cent if the machines were equipped with protective crush resistant cabs and seat belts were mandatory. The council recommends a list of rules to help cut SBL Simmental Breeders Cardston Ltd. P.O. BOX 537 AREA CODE 403 PHONE ALBERTA TOK OKO 65 half blood and seven three quarter blood Simmental cows due to start calving September 10th. Bred A.I. in a 45 day period to Parisien and Beat. Also purebred Simmental yearling bulls for sale at the SBL Ranch. down on accidents with tractors. familiar with the operating and maintenance manuals for all machines. in good physical and mental condition by getting plenty of dressing working at a pace within your physical capabilities and taking frequent breaks. operating on steep slopes and stay clear of ditches. slow on rough surfaces and slopes or visibility is such as through tall grass. Keep guards and shields in place or shut off power before unclogging or servicing machinery. children off and clear of all machinery. For all people who think research on the scientific level is only found in exotic places throughout this old bend an ear this way. Lethbridge is blessed with the federal Animal Disease Research Institute 'west of the city. This facili- ty is responsible for all including rabies inspection and for all of Western Canada. Five of the professional scientists at the institute are using 1974 to attend im- portant scientific meetings throughout the world to pass on new research infor- mation found in Lethbridge. As institute director Stuart Magwood research work isn't com- plete until it is com- municated to the rest of the world. And the scientist can either have his work published in a scientific journal or present it to a scientific meeting of his peers. The professionals in Lethbridge have chosen oral presentations to scien- tific peers in five instances this year. E. V. Langford presented a paper to the American Society of Microbiology in Chicago. He discussed the isolation of microplasms of reproductive tracts in bulls and cows. K. W. F. Jericho has just returned from the Cana- dian Veterinary Medical Association convention in Guelph. He discussed in- ducement of pneumonia in cattle through contact with Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis virus. THE HOTTEST BUYS IN TOWN NEW 2-GMC Ton wheel 2-GMC Jimmy wheel 1-GMC ton 1-GMC Camper Special 8-GMC ton 1-Granville 1-Pontiac Le Mans you re'ally 1-Buick Century Station Wagon 1-Buick Le Sabre USED 1971 Vs ton Ford Pickup 1973 Jimmy 4 wheel drivd 1964 Chev ton pickup 1971 Datsun Coupe ANDERSON SUPPLIES LTD. ALBERT A' Phone 642-3845 or 642-3944 Highlighting this year's Lethbridge District Exhibition New and Different JULY 15-20 2 hours of action-packed excitement in the grandstand The Stratus Faction This group of young Canadians will sing and dance their way into the heart of every as they present a lively variety show July 15-16-17 at 8 p.m. Trans-Canada Helldrivers Thrill to a spine tingling per- formance. You'll witness daredevil feats like ramp-to-ramp two wheel driving and head on crashes. July 15-16-17 at 9 p.m. Exciting ;