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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 21, I77J Research station scientist returns to India project A Lclhbridge research slalion soil scicnlest is off on anolhei junket U> India as parl of a member Canadian (earn work- ing on a massive dryland farm- ing project. Dr. Tracy Anderson has al- ready spent 11) months in India and 'left Thursday for a final nine-month stint. The research project of the Canada department ol agricul- ture research branch is aimed nt stimulating dryland farming throughout India. Dr. Anderson explained thai more thp.n 300 million acres fail into (his category, much of it being sandy or clay-type soil. The regions involved receive an ample supply of. rain about 40 inches a year but it all comes in about tliree lo four months during the monsoon season. Twenty-four research stations are scattered all across the dryland area Dr. Anderson works out of Hyderabad in south central India. 'At Ihe present time, lour of the stations are fully-equipped while seven more will receive their equipment this year and, within the next 12 months, all 24 should be fully operational. Dr. Anderson said the best soil in the dryland area is the deposited variety which is high- ly productive. "However, the sandy soil cov- ers the largest area and the challenge is learning to farm all the soil. "They don't have enough good, fertile soil to be able to ignore that which isn't so good. They have to be able to make it all produce." He said India is now just managing to produce enough to meet the needs of its 600 mil- lion people. But, he added, if family planning continues lo meet with success, the country could become an important ex- porting nation. "Indian agriculture has a lot of potential for improvement. They have built a good core of research scientists in the pist 20 said Dr. Anderson. "There are some areas which are now producing one or may- be two crops a year and they have the capability of growing four crops a year." The main objective o[ the five- year development plan, said Dr. Anderson, is lo determine whether Canadian technology and farming methods can be adapted for use in India and, if they can, lo tench Indian farmers how lo make use of Canadian knowledge. Conference starts retardation on Working with menially retard- ed children is sometimes an u p s e 11 i n g experience, b u t one co-mss to appreciate the rights of the mentally re- tarded and the need for work- ing with them. This was the theme of Thurs- day night's rap session, which started a Youth Across Can- ada With The Mentally Re- tarded conference on mental retardation. The conference, attended by 35 speakers and delegates from the province, is hosted by the Lethbridge YAC group at Doro- thy Gooder School. The participants include 10 local delegates, 10 outside dele- gates and 15 speakers, said Wendy Crane, Lethbridge YAC secretary-treasurer. The outside delegates are from Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Stony Plain, Edmonton, Ve- jreville, Calgary and Fort Mc- Murray. The rap session, a free-swing- ing social and conversation event, was held in the house of local vice-president Charlotte Tetzloff. A folk group provided entertainment. YAC groups, which work with he Alberta Association for the VIentaOy Retarded, are open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 25, local president Rita explained for the FOR RENT BACKHOE WITH FRONTEND LOADER HOURLY-DAILY WEEKLY OR MONTHLY OPEN TO OFFERS SUPERIOR MAINTENANCE AND CONTRACTING Phone 328-5083 Topless Pianos are juit the thing if you operate a Night Club and need the extra volume. In Ihe home it is best to keep Ihe piano closed except when playing. This will keep the entry uf dust to a minimum. All that will be needed is to be sure someone Opens the follhoard often, wipes the keys with a soft clolh and then caresses them with Ihe fingertips lo remove the cobwebs from the mind. Sherlock Manning Yamaha Bell Used Pianos and Lowrey Organs at BAILEYS KEYBOARD 312 8th ST. S. LETHBRIDGE PH. DAYS 327-0025 EVENINGS 327-0083 Member Piano Tech Guild Tuning and Repairs PUBLIC NOTICE PROCLAMATION I, A. C. Anderson, Mayor of the Cily of Lelhbridge, in accordance with a resolution of Council passed under the provisions of Section 237 of The Municipal Government Act, do hereby proclaim that MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1972 IS DECLARED TO BE A CIVIC HOLIDAY within the meaning of Tho Municipal Government Act ond that "Businesses" and "Shops" as defined in the "Closing of Shops" By-Law of Hie City will require to be closed on that date. Given under my hand this 20th day of July 1972. A. C. ANDERSON Mayor benefit of the newcomers. The YAC movement started In Alberta four years ago and the Lethbridge group, with 15 active members, is one of the most active groups in the province, said AAMR executive director Aubrey Teal. "Somehow the YAC is not very active in Calgary and Ed- monton, the too largest cities in tire Mr. Teal said. "But we are trying to get the groups going in these two cities." Speakers include Dr. A. R. Stewart, AAMR president, out- lining the medical aspects of mental retardation this morn- ing; David Parker, recreation consultant for the National In- stitute on Mental Retardation, speaking on recreation for the mentally retarded this after- noon, at Dorothy Gooder. Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, will speak on "What the gov- ernment is doing for the men- tally retarded now and what it will be doing in the future" to- night at a banquet at Holiday Inn. The banquet, 6 p.m. to 0 p.m., will be followed by a dance with Aces High. Mr. Teal will speak on the role of the AAMR and volun- teers like YAC groups in the care of the mentally retarded Saturday, at Dorothy Gooder. There are plenty of question periods for delegates, mostly students, to ask questions from the speakers, including one from the department of youth, culture and recreation. The con- ference ends at p.m. Sat- urday. YAC membership is such that one-third of the local mem- bers plan to go into social work and special education for the mentally retarded, Miss May- nard said. Tractor sought by county Jim Nicol and Miro Tomasta are shopping for a front-end loader, in the range, for garbage duty in the County of Lethbridge. The two, counly councillors on a garbage committee, arc looking for a tractor with about 40 horsepower, a cab and safety-approved roll bar. The machine will be used primarily to tidy up the coun- ty's four garbage dumps north of Coaldale, in the Dia- mond City area, south of Keho Lake and east of Iron Springs. In Ihe winler it mil be used lo clear snow from school yards and other uses. County council inspected quotations for three tractor models, Ihen directed its gar- bage committee to go look over the merchandise. Before buying the new unit, the two were instructed to get an okay from Reeve Dick Pap- worth. Councillor John Murray won- dered if ihe purchase will re- sult in reclassification and high- er pay for the operator of the proposed tractor. Economical Transportation I A good leasing plan re- leases capital, looks after maintenance and insur- ance, climinaies unexpec- ted bills, provides depend- able, laic model Iransporl- ation, for a boiler leasing plan any number of cars or our leasing Manager, Mr. Roy Mdnlosh a! 328-9271. The SKin of better leasing KING CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. 3rd AID. nnrl 11 Hi 51. S. Phono 328-9271 whoop-up days provides thrills, excitement Rodeo roping By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer One of the most entertaining events of the opening night ro- deo competition was the calf roping event partly because of the usual reasons like fast horses, quick calls and agile cowboys. The main attraction, which unfortunately missed, was most of the grandstand crowd the conversations faking place, in the corral after each section of the event. Those who happened to be standing near the pen managed to get the real inside dope on calf roping from the horse's mouth so lo speak. As we join the conversation, two calves are already in the per.', both having managed to evade the cowboys' rope. "Well, that wasn't so tough after all, was "Naw, easy as cliewin' a cud. That poor cowpoke is probably back in the barn talking about the one that got away. "I went right through his loop, did you see "Sure did, podner. Neatest trick I've ever seen." "Oh, oh! Here comes slow fat Albert out of the chute! They'll get him sure. "Run, Al- bert, run. Come on baby." "He's throwing the lassoe. I can't look." "He missed. Way to go Al. "Go try roping a fence post you sidewinder." "That was a good joke, Al. Moo hoo hoo (cow "Here we go again, Barney's up this time. Here he comes. Here comes the horse. Hero comes the rope. There goes Barney. That creep's sitting on him! Get up, Barney. Kick, scream, fight. "No good, he's done for." "Here comes Barney, let's go over and try to cheer him up." "Tough luck, Bam ol' steer." "When I grow up, I'm gonna go lookin' for that cowboy and, when I find him, I'm gonna step right on his "That's the spirit Barn. That's what we like to hear." "What are you guys doin' later tonight? Wanna go out and knock back a few? "Naw. Think I'll just mosey on back to the barn and have some warm milk and hit the hay, lying down tonight, I'm pooped "Yeah. Guess that would be best. Got to stay in shape. We've got to go all through this again tomorrow night y'koow." "Yeah. Let's go get-em fell- as. Tomorrow night those owl- hoots won't catch any of us. "Night, Bam. Night, Al. See you guys in the mornin'." "Right on, man. Get a good night's rest. Tomorrow we get' em." A FUN RIDE It's obvious from the faces that thii ride on the exhibition midway is one Thai's just for fun. Flying Bob's takes these girls on a roller-coaster-type ride, forward and backward, to the sound of a lot of goad music. Kerber Photo Food for You eye-catching spot SURPRISE This energetic young man has just com- plclcd a flip off the trampoline onto ihe "port-a-pii." The activily is one of many available for children in the Whoop-Up Sports Compound. Displays were arranged by Ihe exhibition in cooperation wilh the federal govern- mcnl, Iho deparlmont of culture, youth and recreation, iho city recreation department and district recreation -Phil Faulds Photo By BERNICE HERLE Herald Staff Writer The Food for You display is one of the bright spots of the Whoop-Up Days fair. Pink geraniums flowers of all colors, red radishes veg- etables of all kinds, fluffy yel- low chicks and Chianina cows, the aroma of cooked mutton or bast, and Ron Larson and the Westerners live musical en- tertainment arc just some of its attractions. The theme of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers' exhibit is "Sugar the sweetest A small wooden replica of a sugar factory complete with a railway train, beet trucks, trees and miniature sugar beets, at- tracts adults and children. Also included in- the display is a chart which describes the process of making sugar from the beet. A small sugar beet farm made of soil and little green plants representing becis can also be seen. Jay Atwood, a representative of the federal government was in charge of the Alberta Wheat Pool exhibit. "It's a federal government display of Ihe new grades of wheat for he said. "The new grades will be goirg inlo effect Aug. 1." Many of the displays includo a free draw either fcr a smdl daily prize or a huge over-all prize. The Western Canadian Seed Processors exhibit is centered around a local angle. Their products vegetable oil, mar- garine, shortening and salnd dressing are all made in Leth- bridge. A draw will be made Saturday for a year's supply of oil and margarine. Alberta Vegetable Growers Marketing Board feature can- ned and frozen goods that in- clude peas, carrots, beans, corn and nolalocs. They offer n daily draw of canned goods. Another Lcthhridgc display I hat shows local products is Cnlelli's. Tho process of mak- ing macaroni, lasagne, and noodles is described. "Potatoes nro tho cheapest food you can buy." "In 1978 the Alberta Potato Commission took a step unique in potato marketing. It marketed Can- ada's only guaranteed tabla potatoes on a money-back bas- is." These are the kind of state- ments that challenge you as you look at the potato display. A huge drawing of a potato- human with a white baking hat and a red-checkered apron draws many of the children at the fair. A viewer touring the exhibits could make an- interesting com- parison among beef, pork and mutlon cuts and their grading systems. The Alberta Honey display plays the role of a large picture book. It tells the story of the honey bee with colorful illustra- tions. The financial aspect of food growing is represented at the Food for You display by the Industrial Development Bank and Canfarm. Saturday last day at fair The cm-lain nil! come down on liic 1072 edition of Whoop- Up Days Saturday at mid- night, but there's still lots lo sco and do before closing time. The gates open at