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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, July 21, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 'Did I Unplug The Iron? Worry-Free Vacation Plans Include Specific Safety Checks Many a harried housewife has put a damper on the fam- ily summer vacation when she begins to wonder nervously, only 50 miles from home, whether she has remembered to unplug the iron. It's not likely that statistics _are kept on the number of fam- ilies who have to return home and do a rechcck on running taps, locked windows, burning lights and that sort of thing. However, it probably would add up to a substantial number if people would only be willing to admit to absent-minded carelessness. One way to guard against the worry of "did I, or didn't I turn the stove off and other nerve wracking oversights to make a list of things whicli must be done to ensure preser- vation of your property as well as your peace of mind while on vacation. Listed should be notations to have mail, milk, bread, news- papers and other regular de- White Streak Shows Where Bill Was Folded Collector Has Rare Bill Jim Dunstan, who is an ama- teur coin and paper money col- lector, recently received a freak new bill from a local bank. He bad it in his possession for a number of days before dis- covering that it had a strange flaw running diagonally across its surface, the result of a nar- row crease in the paper which prevented accurate printing. As in the printing of all bills, the paper used in the multi- colored bill is made for the exclusive use of the Bank of Canada and every step in its manufacture is guarded as if it were already printed. The deep engraving and heavy pressure used in the steel plate printing makes it almost impossible for flaws to occur. Mr. Dunstan, who, beginning Sept. 1, will become manager ol Richardson Securities of Can- ada at Lethbridge, said that one whole sheet of paper would likely run through a series oi flaw bills, but he does not know of any others in the im- mediate area at the present time. Tlie bill will likely be- come a collectors item, Mr. Dunstan said, but he doesn't in- tend to sell it at the moment. Warble Control Overseas Outlined At Conference By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer Speakers from Ireland and France reported Monday on warble fly control programs in their countries at the NATO- sponsored institute on the toxi- city of pesticides used on live- stock being held in Lethbridge. Dr. H. Tnornberry, deputy di- rector of the veterinary re- search laboratory in Dublin, and Professor A. Magat of the Ecole Nationale Veterinarie in Lyon, France, outlined the pro- grams at the nine-day confer- ence organized by the Leth- bridge research station. Both programs recorded some success in controlling warble fly larvae in cattle. Prof. Magat said the average level of infestation before the program was 12 per cent, and over 40 per cent in some areas. Between 1946 and 1968 the in- festation level in the Aquitaine region dropped from 49.8 per cent to 11.1 per cent. In Bri- tanny the level went from 35.8 per cent in 1950 to 14.9 per cent in 1968. Dr. Thornberry reported the compulsory program in Ireland had come close to complete elimination of warble flies in 1968 but'a hoof-and-mouth out- break in Britain and two suc- cessive hot dry summers had been responsible for a setback. In the Irish program, under which1 warble fly dressing certi- ficates were made mandatory in 1966 for all persons caring for cattle, compensation was paid to owners in cases where death of the artimal'was attribu- table to application of the dress- ing. Dr. Thornberry made it clear that in cases where there was double the government usually paid compensation. One problem, he said, was abortions in cows that were treated with pesticide, although it was never shown conclusively that the dressing caused abor- tions. There were also cases of edema and some. instances where the dressing seemed to trigger lead poisoning. Dr. Magat reported 97 animals lost, out of treated in a three- year period. Although the pesticides were used on both beef and dairy cattle in. both programs, pre- cautions were taken against residue as a result. Dr. Thornberry said he had looked at the residue figures and decided that worrying about them would kill him be- fore the actual residue would. The application of a dressing was used in both programs1. In France trichlorfon mixed 0.4 per cent in water was used in the Spring. In addition, the pour-on method was used to apply trichlorfon, fenthon, bro- mopbos and 13072 RP in the Autumn. Cost to the cattle 'owner for treatment in Ireland was three shillings (about 25 cents) per animal. In France it cost 20 cents per animal for adminis- tering the dressing and 10 cents for the medicament. Dr. Thornberry outlined some of the problems in administer- ing the national scheme in Ire- land. He noted some operators did not apply the dressing to all animals. (In France about 10 per cent of the farmers did not participate in the scheme at Some also applied too little dressing, ill an attempt to avoid possible side effects. There were aiso problems in receiving notification of warble- infested herds and in new in- festations brought into an area through movement of cattle across, the country. Despite these problems the program was successful enough that Ireland exported hides in 1969, whereas it once imported them. liveries discontinued until oth- erwise advised. Safety catches on windows and doors should be checked1 to make certain they are working and lights in cupboards and out of the way places switched off. Garage doors should be se- curely locked to discourage prowlers and outdoor furniture and garden requirements should be locked away. As a precaution against an open in- vitation to thieves, it is wise to ask a neighbor to remove all the circulars and advertise- ments that collect in a matter of d'ays on the front step. It is also a good idea to have someone cut the grass, not only to guard against instant work on your return, but also keep the peace with the tidy neighborhood. Finally, a double check through the house by at least two members of the family should discover leaky taps, runny toilets, flapping shutters or other problems that might cause a disaster. Make sure the refrigerator is turned to vacation or set at low or every- thing will be pretty solid upon your return. Finally, after making certain all elements on the stove are off and the iron really un- plugged, let someone know your vacation plans and where you might be reached in case of emergency. The police, a neighbor or relative will keep your whereabouts in mind. After all the itmes on the list have been checked and double- checked, lock all doors, and set off on your holiday, secure in the knowledge that every- thing at home is hunky dory. LAS IETHBRIDGE7? A casino is offered to Whoop- Up days this year and is a for-real gambling spa with almost every game imaginable except slot machines. Table limits are 25 cants to and chips for various values are purchased at a booth on the premises the Exhibition Pavilion mezzanine. Age limit is 18, and attendance has been good so far. The casino is open ot noon each day. Turn Out For Free Breakfast The roving kitchens, spon- sored by the Lethbridge Down- town Businessmen's Associa- tion, set up operations on 5th St. between 4th and 5th Ave. S. this morning and began doling out free breakfasts to all people who planned to or happened to be downtown. With the Whoop-Up Days Trail Rider's grills set up on the west side of 5th St. and the DeMOLAY Mother's Club op- erating grills on the east side, about bacon, egg anc pancake breakfasts were given out. The same operation is sched- uled for the remainder oj Whoop-Up Days actions, with the breakfasts to be given out on 6th St, Wednesday, on 7th St. Thursday, on 4th Ave. Fri- day and-at the corner of 4th Irrigation 'Soilmeter' WATER RESOURCES DIVISION ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PERIOD JULY 9 TO JULY 15, 1970 Present soil moisture conditions for: Hoy Fins (Heavy) Soil Sugar Beets Grains Medium (Loamy) Soil Hay Sugar Beeti Grains Sugar JJsots" Brains East week's lisa 2nd Irrigation Sugar Or alns Piald Cepsoity rrigation Prediclionsi 2nd July 19 July 9 July 20 3rd July 23 July 22 July 20 Rainfall for the period nil inches, Alfalfa roots penetrate and extract soil moisture from as deep as 6 feet, however, he majority of the roots are located in the 4 feet depth. This depth should be wetted when rrigating takes place. Soil moisture has less effect on grain yields and protein content after heading, than earlier in the growing season. The soil moisture level can be allowed to drop below the 50% evel. Ave. and 5th St. S. Saturday. The breakfasts will be served from 9 to 10 a.m. each morn- ing. The College Mall Merchants are sponsoring a similar ser- vice for the public in the Col- lege Mall from 8 to 9 a.m. each morning. DBA has arranged for en- tertainment during the serving of breakfast, with', the Hegina Police Boys Band kicking off the entertainment and supple- mented during the day by Gerry Warren, recording artist from Toronto. Vonna Miller from Magrath, DBA sponsored Princess of the Day, rcade her appearance at the breakfast, escorted by Bob Bissett of John Black's Men's Wear. The project was taken over by the DBA from the Leth- bridge Exhibition Board with one princess from Lethbridge and four from other counties acting as princesses for each day of Whoop-Up activities. Sheep Show Today At The first of five individual animal class competitions be- gan today at the Lethbridge Exhibition grounds, with about 160 sheep registered for the showing and judging. Wednesday will see the judging of the Hereford classes and the Holstein and Ayrshire dairy classes. Showing begins at a.m. with the dairy, Herefords follow at p.m. Total number of Hereford en- Damage In Collision A rear end collision on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 12th St. A S. Monday afternoon resulted in damage to cars driven by Francisco Suriano of 3015 25th St. S.W., Calgary, and MichasI Wyrostock of 732 12th St. AN. There were no injuries. tries is 44. Total dairy number is 43. The Aberdeen Angus show will take place Thursday, 9 a.m., with' 71 animals entered. The Shorthorn show is slated for Friday, 9 a.m. with 31 en- tries. COMING SOW College Cinema If Sufficient People Are Interested ST. JOHN AMBULANCE Will Sponsor A FIRST AID CLASS MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM AUGUST 12th to 27th To express your interest write St. John Ambuiemc6r 1201 3rd Avenue 5., Lethbridga WHOOP UP DAYS in LETHBRIDGE HORSE'L BRACING, "THOMAS SHOWS" GIANT MIDWAY Games Rides Fun For All. Shows Daily 2-5 p.m. Pari-Mutuel Betting July 20th thru 25th STAGE SHOW GRANDSTAND Tuesday and Wednesday p.m. CHUCKWAGON RACES Tuesday thru Thursday p.m. WATER WONDERLAND Daily Unique Display of Water and Man. EXHIBITS GALORE Commercial Agricultural Arts. Gambling Casino 4 GATE ADMISSION Adults 1.00 Children (6-14) 50c To All Activities Including Hone Rqcei. Youth-A-Rama EVENING GRANDSTAND Reserved Seats 1.50 and 2.00 Rush 1.00 EXCITING RODEO BAREBACK BRONC RIDING SADDLE BRONC RIDING BRAHMA BULL RIDING BARREL RACING, ETC. Thursday at p.m. Friday and Saturday at p.m. ;