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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD July 1974 Danes seem more interested in mink disease cure than Canadians By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Denmark is the first country to actively seek a Lethbridge scientist's help that may eliminate millions of dollars of yearly losses to the mink industry throughout the world. Bjorn assistant professor at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Universi- ty in will stay in the South for two more weeks to study a specific mink disease in co-operation with H. J. scientist at the federal Animal Diseases Research Institute in Lethbridge. Dr Cho is the first man in the world to develop a method of isolating the virus which causes Aleutian Disease in mink. He then developed a test which specifically identifies the disease in mink. The disease annually causes millions of dollars of losses in young mink through abor- post natal death and adult deaths and results in a poor pelt on animals which sur- vive the actual said Dr. Cho. Dr. Gierloff said there are female breeding mink in Denmark and the Aleutian Disease accounts for about million in ac- tual losses to mink ranchers each year. It reduces the number of young in each litter by animals on the average and many other young die after birth. He first heard about the discoveries of Dr. Cho in a scientific paper published in 1972. Since the disease was so costly to the Danish mink the university decided to send Dr. Gierloff to Lethbridge to learn how to isolate the disease-causing virus and testing methods which will enable the country to control the disease. Stuart director of the research said Canadian mink farmers were sent individual notices of Dr. Cho's work and were told they could submit 20 blood samples needed to determine whether individual mink had the disease. He said the response from the Canadian mink farmers has been especially con- sidering the great economic losses incurred by them directly through Aleutian Disease. He said if Denmark and other countries can utilize the disease testing techniques first on a large scale in mink it could give them an added edge over Canada in the inter- national trade in mink breeding stock. Through the testing methods perfected by Dr. farmers would be able to sell breeding animals from one farm or country to another with the assurance they were free of the infectious disease. has an excellent international reputation for disease-free animals in the cattle and hog said Dr. Magwood. utilization of Dr. Cho's research would help ensure the reputation could be included in the mink Dr. Magwood said Canada has the oppor- tunity to lead all countries in the fight against the Aleutian Disease. But to no Cana- dian firm has expressed direct interest in mass manufacturing the antigen which will allow mass testing for the disease. The viral antigen is needed to prepare an Agar plate glass slide containing the antigen and a blood sample from each mink to be tested. The antigen is placed on one side of the Agar plate and blood samples are placed ad- jacent on the same side of the each in small holes in the glass plate. When the slide is exposed to an electric a line will appear between the an- tigen and the blood samples if the disease is present. Dr. Gierloff said as soon as he gets back to Denmark he is going to write a paper for Scandinavian scientific journals telling about the process. It will then be up to interested scientists and mink ranchers to learn about the process so they can help themselves and the mink industry in Denmark. Through the methods developed by Dr. Cho it should be possible to eliminate the disease. Because all affected mink are destroyed as soon as their pelts are ready for the the disease dies with them. And with proper control of the environment and living accommodations of the mink and periodically retesting the animals to ensure the infection has been the disease can be eradicated in Canada or any other said Dr. Magwood. Eventually all the virus which causes the disease may be eliminated. The test will let ranchers eradicate affected mink before the infection can spread. Use of the test will allow mink ranchers to keep only healthy mink for breeding pur- cutting down drastically on losses attributed to Aleutian said Dr. Cho. Survey examines northside's needs By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer What do you think of your Are you getting a fair shake from city hall and other local authorities in terms of facilities and What do you think of the bus schools and parks in your These and other 6-month jail term thief An 18-year-old Lethbridge youth who pleaded guilty to a charge of car theft was sentenced in provincial court Tuesday to six months im- prisonment. Allan Dean 807 7th Ave. was charged July 15 after a 1969 station wagon belonging to William 1220 8th Ave. was stolen. The keys to the car were left in the ignition. Turton pleaded guilty to the charge July 16 and was remanded until Tuesday for a pre-sentence report Court was told Turton was convicted in January of theft under and placed on one year's probation. Turton had two 1972 convic- ques- tions will be put to residents of an older sec- tion of North Lethbridge in a survey to begin this week to find out what they feel their community needs are and to assess their willingness to participate tions for enter and in meeting them. theft and auto A second aspect of the sur- Provincial Judge George vey wnlcn is being carried Lynch-Staunton told Turton this was his fourth serious offence. You told me you know it's wrong. Why do you carry on this way9 judge doesn't sentence a person only to be punished but also for the best interest of the person. I'm going to give you time to think Someone on the sick Send flowers Cheer an ill relative or friend with a gay bouquet of flowers or a lasting blooming plant. Come in today and let us help you make your selection. We send Flowers and plants Anywhere MARQUIS Flower Shop Phone 327-1515 RCMP to ride here with wagon races The RCMP musical ride will perform in Lethbridge Aug. 23 and 24 in conjunction with the Canadian chuckwagon the Lethbridge Exhibition Association has announced. In a news release the association said the musical ride will perform in front of the grandstand. The chuckwagon championships may involve 32 wagons from Western Canada to compete for final points and a possible total purse of Concrete tester gone Byron 609 llth St. reported to city police Tues- day that a concrete tester valued at was stolen from a truck parked in front of his house sometime Monday night. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lover Level PHONE 327-2822 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At the WAREHOUSE-1920-2nd Avenue South JULY 25th Timt Cash Sill stirts p.m. No Rtservs Large office office 6 new 7 large and small truck size tool various rugs all sizes and 5 power 2 kids rocking 7 boxes of new 6 good Come Along Coleman camp coffee and end 6 chesterfield and 2 3 wringer rinse Westmghouse and Viking bunk 3 gas 3 electric swing 3 arm fishing odd chrome and wcod pipe pipe small electric appliances. From One Ennls Piano like new round chrome table and 4 chrome table and 4 lounge and chair platform rocker matching end table matching good small like new Kenmore wringer washer chest 3 single 3 quantity books Including Audubon Llfes and Charts card table quantity small tent and small tape 1 like nev 10 speed quantity chain lancing and steel poles. Many More Items Too Numerous to Mention. LTD. IOGE HURLBURT AUCTION PHONE 328-470S TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 out by the Centre for Personal and Community Development is to determine whether or not areas of Lethbridge will qual- ify for the Neighborhood Improvement Program NIP is a federal-provincial program designed to upgrade city neighborhoods without resorting to the urban renewal bulldozer approach. It provides funds for re- juvenating existing houses and for providing or improv- ing community services and facilities. The program requires the involvement and participation of the residents themselves in planning and implementation and also requires city council approval. Two NIP projects are already under way in Calgary and and Tony executive director of the Centre for Personal and Community says discussions with federal and provincial government housing agencies responsible for NIP indicate Lethbridge could also qualify. The area being surveyed in the Centre study is roughly bounded by 2nd to 9th Streets N. and 9th to 20th Avenues N. One of the criteria used in determining the survey area was the age of the says Mr. Tobin. Using information from a 1965 Lethbridge urban renewal study conducted by the Oldman River Regional Planning the Centre found that 25 per cent of the houses in the area are more than 50 years 25 per cent were built between 1921 and 30 per cent between 1931 and 1940 and 20 per cent between 1941 and 1950. The survey is also an out- shoot of two earlier studies done by the city preventive social services department which identified what were seen as priority areas of social need in the city. feel that by helping people identify their needs and reaching common agree- ment on them and common consent on what they want to do about they can in large measure meet their own said Mr. Tobin. The survey will be con- ducted on a random sample basis with one-fifth of the approximately 150 households in each of the eight federal enumeration districts in the area being surveyed. All information in the ques- tionnaires will be kept con- fidential AIR CONDITIONING NOW AVAILABLE forhomuhnttd with hoi wilir systims. CONTACT- LTD. 1262 2nd South 328-3381 BILL GROENEN photos Mine remains The remains of the Canadian Pacific Railways Number Six abandoned in 1935 just west of Hardieville in favor of the newer Number Eight Mine above what is now the Bridge Valley Golf Course in the river valley in West presents an artistic background for Herald photographer Bill Groenen. Coal an integral part of Southern Alberta's economy in the early 20th ended in about Art Cunning of who worked for 40 years in the stores and purchasing section for the Number Six and Eight Mines and a mine at was the second last man to work at Number Eight when it closed in 1959. 'Gov'f commitment Trails stressed in seminars The orderly development of recreational trails is essential since most outdoor activities utilize says an Alberta government trails committee publication. The committee has publish- ed a booklet summarizing the main points of five seminars on trails held throughout the province from 1973 to 1974. One of the seminars was held in Lethbridge in December. The other main points of the seminars summarized in the booklet are high for all types of trail development Trails are needed to link urban areas to the sur- BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 378-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. rounding countryside multiple-use is feasible for some compatible three main motorized and equestrian require separation. Snowmobiles re- quire separation from all other users. complete inventory of trails in Alberta is needed. A recurring theme at all seminars was there was too little information on existing trails. On the subject of land ownership the five seminars concluded the government can assist trail development by securing access to lake and river utilizing existing road allowances and acquir- ing abandoned railway rights of buying available land and developing trails on Crown es- pecially in the forest reserves where many trails already ex- ist and allowing public access to grazing reserves and leases. Ways and means must be found of improving com- munication between trail users and owners and managers of land. Legal im- plications of liability and trespass must be the booklet suggests. On the subject of en- vironmental considerations the booklet says the carrying capacity of trails must be determined and methods evolved of limiting trail use if P s p e c i a 11 y in wilderness areas Trail temporary maintenance by government personnel and educational programs should be used to prevent and control littering and environmental damage. A provincial master plnn for an integrated trail develop- ment system should integrate existing trail systems in cities with regional trails and would propose links with in- terprovincial and inter- national trails. Many trails exist infor- such as seismic lines and power line. These should he utilized wherever possible. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specialising in Work Water Dealers and Basement Plumbing 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 We Carry HOOVER VACUUM BAGS to fit all n.odels of Hoover Vacuum Cleaners. regular 1. 00 pkg. SUPER SPECIAL 2L I49 pkgs. I Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl 1922 PHONE 327-6585 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 321.2176 NOTICE Having sold my business and I would like to thank my friends and customers for their past anyone having shoes in BARNEY'S SKOE REPAIR 21 1- 2nd Ave. S. Please cill for them by July 1974 or Phone 328-6425 ;