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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta iic LKI Herald' District Alberta's rat patrol guards border safely Twilight vigil A grain elevator and boxcars stand watch in the sunset at Coalhurst. The elevator and some of the cars will soon be involved in transporting Alberta's grain which has been described as generally good. Officials discuss water at preparatory meeting The first preparatory meeting for the 26th meeting of the executive council of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage in Banff in 1976 was held in Lethbridge Friday. Tom director of the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion from 1959 to 1969 and now assistant director general for Western Canada for the research branch of the Canada department of told The Herald the local com- mittee has been drawn up and plans are now underway for the meeting in 1976. Dr. Anstey is the Cana- dian representative to the commission with head- quarters in New India. He is also vice president of the elected this year at a meeting in Ger- many. The commission is design- ed to foster good irrigation drainage and flood control throughout the world. This ob- jective is fostered through identification of the gathering of information and dissemination of that informa- tion to the 63 member nations. The local committee is headed by Don McKay of the Lethbridge Research Station. Jay Purnell. director of the Alberta irrigation division for the Alberta department of a representative of the Saskatchewan depart- ment of two representatives from the prairie farm rehabilitation ad- ministration from Regina and a department of the environ- ment official from Ottawa attended the meeting in Lethbridge. Because he is responsible for 15 research stations controlled by the Canada department of Dr. Anstey was able to con- duct administrative business with Ed present director of the Lethbridge Dr. Major to check grains production and research of three main agricultural plants is the job Dave who was recently appointed crop physiologist at the Lethbridge Research Station. Dr. who recently completed his doctorate at the University of will be working with rapeseed and sorghum. In the area of corn produc- he is interested in the sprouting of additional stalks of corn from a single es- pecially related to weather conditions. He is also to find solutions to problems in drying grain corn Research Station and to dis- cuss research programs with various scientists. Man saves horse dog food Ont. For lifeguard Neil performing his first attempt at mouth to mouth resuscitation a hell of a way to The 20 year old physical education student from University of Toronto said he pulled a drowning horse to shore by its mane Wednesday after it went down in Lake Simcoe. Putting one hand over the horse's mouth and one he said he breathed into the other nostril. Coleman bylaw passes COLEMAN About 500 Coleman ratepayers turn- ed out to polls here Friday to approve a money bylaw for construction of a new town hall and library. Friday's vote was the se- cond plebiscite to be held for this bylaw. The first plebiscite resulted in a tie with 198 votes in favor of the bylaw and the same number against. ALONG THE ALBERTA- SASKATCHEWAN BORDER Albertans proud of their province's reputation as a ratfree province can thank men like Marvin Horpestad. He Las spent 10 years work- ing on the track- ing down rats and destroying them before they have a chance to establish a colony. Mr. Horpestad is one of five men who patrol the 380 miles of border between Montana and southeastern seeking Saskatchewan rats heading for greener pastures. Last they killed using pounds of rolled oats mixed with poison and packages of water- soluble poison. It's a typical day for Mr. who earns a as he bounces along a. mudslicked road in a blue pick-up truck. He drives into a farm un- occupied most of the time since the owner moved to town. It's filthy with heaps of grain and old straw lying an invitation to a rat. Not long an owner re- ported rat signs around a barn after the snow melted. Mr. Horpestad set out the poison and went back to check the results. Mr. Horpestad looked around. The poison had worked. Several rat carcasses could be seen. Some of the bags of poison had tell-tale streaks of blood. There were no signs of life. Pension official to tour district A representative of the Lethbridge district office of the Canada Pension Plan will visit five southeastern B.C communities between July 15 and to meet with pensioners in those areas. Field officer Louis La Place will visit Kimberly and Creston and will answer questions on the pension old age security and the guaranteed income supplement. Mr. La Place will be at the Sparwood Town Hall July 15 from a.m. to Fernie City Hall the same day from 1 p.m. to 3 Cranbrook at the Federal room July from 9 a.m. to the Kimberly union hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July and the Federal Agriculture building in Creston July 18 from a.m. to 3 p.m. Scientist appointed A reproductive physiologist has been added to the staff of the animal science section of the Lethbridge Research Station. Glenn a graduate of Cornell University in New will be specializing in cattle semen bull management and syn- chronization of pregnancy cycles in livestock. 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