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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Winds make mischief The continued onslaught by westerly winds, gust- ing to 52 m.p.h. Tuesday, is doing all sorts of things, few of them good. Among the mischief Tuesday was the felling of Jack Beierle's evergreen at 1816 26th St. S. and the Tom's House of Pizza sign at the Zeller's Shopping Plaza on Mayor Magrath Drive. Mr. Beierle's evergreen had almost been a member of the family since it was rescued as a crippled sapplmg near Banff 17 years ago.The sapplmg snapped Tuesday at a constriction on its trunk where a nylon stocking was tied years ago to support it. District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Program wins Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday. June 5, 1974 Pages 1'1 to 18 Welcome rains leave year s extension The continuation of a learning and language development project at General Stewart School was granted by the Lethbridge public school board Tuesday But trustees decided against approving the project for three years as requested by its administrative council and voted only that the "program be continued Director of pupil personnel services for the district, Fred Cartwright, said in his presentation to the board that a proper evaluation of the project would take about three years so the request for a three year approval was made. However, the granting of funds by the provincial Early Childhood Services Branch is made yearly. In making his request for continuation of the program designed to help children needing remedial help in language development skills Mr. Cartwnght said the general feeling among the parents of the children in the program is the project is worth continuing. Mr. Cartwright and the parents were supported in their feeling at the board meeting by Jack Fulwiler, principal at General Stewart. Mr Fulwiler said the regular students in the school accepted the pre school class "and everyone intermingled quite well The pre school group has accepted life in the school and most of the 21 students remaining in the program will be in a regular Grade 1 class next year, he said. The general objective of the program is to have all the students eventually join the "normal" education system. Mr. Cartwnght said the program has filled learning deficiencies faced by the students. "The youngsters would have been at quite a loss when they entered Grade I if they had not been helped." he said As well as extending a follow up evaluation into the elementary grades to see how each child manages, 'he program itself could be extended into the elementary grades, Mr. Cartwnght said. "This type of program could lead to development of a learning problem class in the elementary he said. Continuing with their generous mood towards early childhood services projects the board decided to donate to the Lethbridge Early Childhood Services Society The grant was made to underwrite costs the society incurred in advertising its annual meeting. The motion passed, however, with an unofficial rider by School Superintendent Robert Plaxton, who suggested the ECSS take another look at its low fee structure to avoid encountering financial difficulties next year. Also on ECS matters, the board set rental rates for childhood service groups using school facilities seeding 2 weeks behind A lex Packard of Sicks' 'Machine noise should be reduced' Safety hearing attendance disappoints commissioners Provincial officials fear a lack of concern in local industries for occupational health and safety was indicated by a slim attendance at a public hearing Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The purpose of the hearing, conducted by the provincial Industrial Health and Safety Commission, was to gather information to determine the needs and responsibilities of workmen, employers and government. Fred Gale, chairman of the commission, said after the hearing there is an apparent apathy among employers and workmen where safety is concerned "There was not one brief submitted to the commission from a senior official of any local company and this is very sad." Mr. Gale said Submissions and briefs regarding existing safety policies and programs were to heard as part of a comprehensive province-wide study. Recommendations from the commission are scheduled to be submitted to the provincial government within six months. They are expected to form the basis for future legislation. Aside from the Workmans Compensation Board inspectors End a citv safety inspector, only one local industry was represented. Alex Packard, an employee of Sicks" Brewery Lethbridge Ltd.. represented the brewery's safety committee at the hearing and gave the commission two recommendations to consider. Mr Packard told the commission manufacturers of industrial machinery and equipment should be "compelled by 3aw" to produce equipment Uiat has tolerable noise levels and buiH in safety features "Automobile manufac- incinerator definition follows fire protection handbook The long-lingering question of what constitutes an acceptable outdoor incinerator in the city was clarified once again Tuesday The Herald reported that city council sent the question back to square one Monday nigh) by simply filing an administration report on incinerators This at least was the opinion given by some city administrators after the meeting But the story Tuesday, from city officials, is that the report was a letter of explanation to council, nothing more, and the outdoor burning ban bylaw when passed in April adopted certain fire standards which included the definition of what was meant by an incinerator That definition, taken frmn the National Fire Codes, Vol. 4 and the National Fire Protection Association fire protection handbook J2tn edition, includes specifications that the incinerator have a chimney 12 feet above the ground and be 15 feet from any structure turers are required to do this why not industrial equipment he asked. He said it should be compulsory for manufacturers to stamp noise levels on each machine and government agencies should inspect the machinery occasionally for safety regulations. "When a workman is hurt on the job he gets compensation but noise affects the health gradually and there is nothing that can be done about it." Mr. Packard said. The second recommendation he made concerned the use of chemicals by companies for cleaning purposes He said when the chemicals are mixed with water they sometimes give off fumes and workers are not protected "Air inspection should be made at least once or twice a Mr Packard told the commission George Bird, office manager for the WCB in Lethbridge. and Joe Karl, safety training officer for the City of Lethbridge, both stressed the need for safety education programs for workers, employers and even high school students in occupational courses The commission, made up of Fred Gale, chairman. Al McCagherly. Neil Reamer. Chris Varvis and David Cuthbert. is scheduled to be in Grande Frame today for the final public hearing before making recommendations to the provincial government By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Crop seeding operations in Southern Alberta are about two weeks behind schedule and few regions can report all aspects completed. A survey of district agriculturists and agricultural fieldmen from the South Tuesday indicated the above- normal rainfall during April and May is most welcome but it has put farmers behind schedule. The most serious impact of the rainfall bonanza is a change in cropping patterns and plans in many areas. Because wheat requires a long growing season, the seeding delay forced many farmers to consider growing rapeseed, flax, barley or oats to reduce the danger of frost damage this fall Vulcan district agriculturist Dennis Stretch said farmers seeding in his district are in the home stretch and crops which were planted prior to the rain are already starting to come up. He said there are no problems reported but with the heavy rains, some farmers could have trouble with land forming a crust on the surface hampering crop growth. Hans Lung, district agriculturist in the Municipal District of Willow Creek, said seeding is about two-thirds complete. The most advanced field work is in the Granum and Fort Macleod districts Switch to barley, flax He said the wet weather has forced many farmers to reduce Durum wheat acreage, switching to barley, flax and rapeseed. Farmers in the western portion of the district have had to reseed winter wheat crops which didn't come up this spring. Mr. Lung said farmers were reseeding barley in place of winter-killed wheat. The heavy April and May rains have improved the soil moisture content and native and seeded pastures are in "good shaoe lie said warmer weather is needed soon to make the crops, both cereal and pasture, start to grow better. Carter Curran, district agriculturist for the Brooks district, said cereal crops have been completed with com silage and hay crops still being seeded Green feed, a mixture of several cereal grains used for livestock hay, is still being seeded in the irrigation area. Mr. Curran said more hay and corn will be grown in the Eastern Irrigation District this year. Dennis Kennedy, district agriculturist in the Medicine Hat area, said seeding is virtually finished. The Cypress Hills and irrigation land is still being worked. The moisture has left the range land the "best in many and a longer growing season hasn't hampered farmer's choice of crops. Mr. Kennedy said many farmers had completed up to 70 per cent of their seeding prior to the rain. This has given these crops an excellent germination start and should result in good yields. Less need to sumnierfallow Jim Birch, district agriculturist >n Foremost for the County of Forty Mile, said about 96 per cent of seeding is complete in the south portion of the district The north portion is complete except for irrigation crops such as potatoes and field brans Rodney Cyr, agricultural fieldman for (he Municipal District of Pincher Creek, said the wet weather has made manv farmers shift from wheat production to barley and oats Seeding has been about half completed Mr Cyr said many farmers will grow much more green feed this year to help combat a severe livestock feed shortage evident in Uie area last vear Warner district agriculturist Delton Jensen said seeding has been 95 per cent completed Farmers are changing planned wheat acreages to barley and oilseed crops. Del Steed, district agriculturist in Cardston. said seeding is just starting in the foothills area, while it is 50 to 70 per cent complete in the Magrath-Del Bonita area About 10 per cent of the winter wheat crop in the Municipal District of Cardston failed to grow this spring and barley is being planted in its place, said Mr Steed Ben Nyhof, agricultural fieldman for the County of Lethbridge, said seeding of wheat crops have been completed Flax seeding is about 20 per cent complete, barley 60 to 70 per cent complete and rapeseed just starting Mr Nyhof said more alfalfa hay is being planted throughout the county United Way campaign to kick off Sept. 16 Lethbridge United Way 1974 campaign will kick otf Sept 16, United Way directors decided at a meeting Tuesday evening. Leona Hopkins, campaign chairman, said one of the reasons the campaign is starting a week earlier is to avoid interference with Canada Winter Games preparations. The board will meet again Monday to approve the 1974 campaign objective. Karen Lawson, budget chairman, told the board the 1974 grants to some agencies had not been finalized. After considerable discussion, the board passed a motion permitting Joan Pierce, a Salvation Army worker, to become a full-time board member. One board member pointed out it's not board policy to permit paid members of an agency to sit on the board. However, when the board learned Miss Pierce received only a month, it decided this didn't go against board policy The need for a residential campaign chairman was pointed out and in expense money was approved for United Way Executive Director, David Wilson, to go to a prairie regional United Way conference in Regina June 13 to 15. Whoop- Up grounds will have new look The 1974 Whoop-Up Days celebration July 15 to 20 will feature an RCMP theme, added agricultural displays and participation by the Boy- Scouts of Canada. Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association Fred Pritcharti told The Herald this morning a large display in conjunction with the RCMP will fill part of the Whoop-Up Pavilion. Also in the Whoop-Up Pavilion will be a hobby fair with exhibits and demonstrations featuring Southern Albertans Mr Pritchard said the general appearance of the fair grounds will be changed this year }n the space normally used by the midway, a Boy Scout village, antique machinery display and three trailers from the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary will be featured The traile.s will contain displays on the RCMP. Indian and Eskimo art and mineral and scientific material The midway will shift to the paved portion of the grounds in front of the Exhibition Pavihor. and the4-H Building There will be larger commercial from local businessmen The Whoop-Up Compound. home of Sports Canada displays the past two years, will be turned over to the Lethbndge Research Station for agricultural The Grandstand Show July 15. 16 and 37 will open at 8 p m daily The Trans-Canada Hell Drivers from London. Ont. will start the action The Stratus-Faction singing group from Calgary will round out the activities July 18. 19 and 20 will feature the rodeo and chuckwagon races in the Grandstand and area The western activities start at 8 p m A coffee house and youth- oriented exhibits will again be housed in the Youth-a-Rama building NDP finds candidate for 'Hat The Medicine Hat New Democratic Party is expected to name a candidate in that riding Thursday Graham Kelly, NDP constituency association president, said in a telephone interview from Medicine Hat today a local person had been found to run in the July 8 election The candidacy will be announced Thursday, he said, following a meeting of the party executive tonight A nomination meeting was held by the Medicine Hat NDP last week, hut there were no nominations submitted from among the 50 people at the meeting ;