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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 LETHBRIOGE HERALD July 1974 'Sometimes I knock heads together' THE FARMER'S ADVOCATE By ALAN Canadian Press Writer EDMONTON The only farmer's ad- vocate in North America says he has had a successful first year but expects to be swamped with work and will soon have to hire an assistant Helmut Entrup was ap- pointed to his unique posi- tion in after spending six years as director of member ser- vices for an organization representing the majority of Alberta farmers The is trying to solve the problems of and Mr Entrup said in an interview he has found successful solutions to 853 of more than cases put before him But cases make a heavy load for one man so he is looking for an assistant Battle Potato Beetles GUTHION Spray Concentrate e Fast knockdown Long-lasting control e Easy to use Apply any time Colorado potato beetles up to 7 days before harvest Saves money Order from your supplier now. RESPONSEabihty to you and nature CHEMAGRO LIMITED 77 City Centre Drive Mississauga Ontario man that will be my assistant will be a man who has practical ex- perience in agriculture and the intelligence and com- mon sense to deal with he said sometimes get farmers in my office who have complaints about each other So with the old common-sense perhaps knocking their heads together and forcing them to realize the other person's they usually leave after a handshake and become neighbors again Knows problems The son of a West German tanner and a one- time farmer the 47-year old Mr Entrup un- derstands a farmer's frustration at not being able to cultivate land because an oil company is using it The oil under provincial has a nght to get at the in the ground but that means the farmer loses some land and has to plow around obstructions in his fields Mr Entrup said he has been successful in getting the resource com- panies to pay more for the use of although not in getting them to accept liability when machinery is damaged because it ran over a protruding pipeline He is also familiar with government law as it affects farm machinery and can help with warran- ties or deal with bureaucratic foul-ups in municipal councils or pilot a farmer through ex- propriation proceedings is often the bureaucratic machinery that creates the problem and I fight the bu- reaucracy and red tape don't deal with com- plaints abouta government agency That comes under the jurisdic- tion of the ombudsman Companies listen While he can't prosecute for the farmer or even do much more in court cases than advise the farmer to see a he does have a clout with most com- panies operating in Alber- ta realize that every company needs a needs consideration from various government departments and cannot af- ford to get into Uouble with the provincial government This is really where my strength lies agriculture alone we have about 84 pieces of legislation that deal direct- ly with farmers and the law As our society becomes more sophis- more the old-fashioned handshake is no longer satisfactory There is a need for a negotiator and a mediator and that's whv we have the positions of ombudsman and farmer's advocate Outdoorsman There are he ad- especially in the that he would rather be sitting on a trac- tor than on a desk chair but his excursions into the spends three days of every week on the him keep in touch Aside from the oc- casional plea to solve matrimonial to which he turns a deaf Mr Entrup said his toughest problem so far was getting compensation for a farmer who for six years had been fighting a railway for damages done to his land The farmer wanted the railways offered In the end the claim was settl- ed for His greatest dis- appointments were being unable to get adequate compensation from a machinery manufacturer who made use of a farmer's invention and from a farm building con- tractor who refused to allow an injured farmer to alter a contract on a building Gaspereau fishery developed FREDERICTON The federal fisheries ser- vice is developing a com- mercial gaspereau fishery in the St John River at the nearby Mactacquac Dam For many years the or gaspereau as it is known has been fished by gill and trap nets along the shores of the St John and related lakes Gaspereau has served as food in the smoked and salted is used as bait in the lobster fishery since used exten- sively in the pet-food in- dustry Recently it also has been filleted and frozen for the export rrarket HELMUT ENTRUP Corral Panels These labor saving inexpensive corral panels are the best m portable ranch equipment Easy lighter very strong Excellent foi use around in etc in Makes corral cleaning a dream Remove one or two panels and use power equipment Can be set up in any way or place you desire Completely self-supporting Let your imagination be your guide Ideal A 1 Equipment Do It Yourself... We have lota of wire available if you want to make your own panels also a good quantity of panel wire for Hogs and Sheep. CATTLE PANEL WIRE 11.89 14.OO 17.92 CLINT'S EQUIPMENT LIMITED Made In Canada By Canadians Alberta Phone 654-3534 VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. FORT MACLEOD Direct from Lvthbndge 234-4428 Lethbridge 328-7331 328-3211 Dealers and Order Shipped Monday. Wednesday and Thursday COMPLETE CATTLELINER SERVICE We buy feeders on all markets in Alberta Contact L now for your feeder cattle. RANCHERS OIL FIELD CONTRACTORS For dirt work and Brush clearing we have two D7 CATERPILLARS with Dozers Scrapers HOURLY RATES OR CONTRACT Box 952 BILL PETERSON 235-3504 CLARESHOLM DON GREEN 235-3193 ;