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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, JUNE [The Farmers' Corner Servant of Agriculture Lethbridge Experimental Station Despite advances in the proouc- tion of artificial fibers isrool, con- tinues to be iu a class by itself as a textile fiber. However, eompeK- tion is getting keener all the lime and wool producers coufmually must be for improvement of their product. The Lethbridge Experimental Station has been working on wool improvement for many vears. special emphasis be- ing given, to improvement through, breeding. The co-operation of me Rational Research Council. Ottawa, has made it possible to obtain some detailed data on factors affecting fleece quality bus this work had to be expanded and fcrougfii closer to the producers. Consequently a Hesearch Laboratory has been established at the Lethbridge Sta- tion. Tne immediate purpose of this laboratory is to provide detailed analysis irom fleeces in the experi- mental breeding projects under way la Western Canada. The thus obtained will provide a sounder basis for selecting breeding animals fO" improvemens of various charac- teristics of fleeces. Other phases of improvement also -Kill be un- dertaken by the laboratory as the work develops. The task of directing the Woo Laboratorv has been given to S tSid) B. Slen. B.A.. BJSe., who joined ths animal husbandry staff of the Lethbridge Station in Janu- ary. 1346. He was born in the United States but.' before being old enough to jccow much about it his parents moved him to a farm lioydminster. Ke grew up. there School Problems Studied, Foremost DISTRICT NEWS PAGE Busy Southern Alberta ment Dey was held at the Del Bonita schools Wednesday, May 29. tow and Miss N. Association was held in Foremost jSSe 1. with the folloisiEg priiici- nals in attendance: B. Galvm ol Hoping. D. Piekard of Bow Island, A. Tlatt. of Burden. F. Larson of o' P. of Orion, W. Bo- Masinasia. Mrs. M. Scobie La Prile Hogg of -the Home Economics branch ol the Department of Agri- culture. were present and congratu- lated the junior girls on their sew- ing and the way the work was law out under the direction of Mrs. S. Woods. Praise was given the senior en-Is for their exhibits, groomfflg and dress, under the supervision of Mrs. H. West. Ribbons award- of Manybernes. E. R. Hadlington. BJ3D of Foremost, and T. C. Byrne, superintendent of the jForemost Division. The meeting took the form of an evaluation of the years work car- ried cut by the principals and their staffs during the 1945-46 term. The system of Teachers' Institutes was reviewed. The urincipals felt that the time was weU spent and that, tne was j received three- S. B. SLEN (Wool Research) and acquired a farm background and public and high school educa- tion. This was followed by a com- bined course in Arts and Agricul- ture at the University of Alberta. He obtained his B-A. degree in 1942 and his B.Sc. in agriculture the following year. The war on and further formal education was set aside for a term in the Canadian army, with service over- seas as lieutenant, and finally a release in January, 1946. and thirds, and e to? n-mners will receive a free trip to Olds. KAINFAU. VARIABLE EiElL moisture for the crops was during the last week of May. Light to heaw showers fell throughout with precipitation very First Aid Teams In Competition Business Directory For Quick, Efficient Service get in touch witks ACCOUNTANTS NATAL. preparation lor the conung Kootenay Mine Rescue competition final East A cloudourst with, heavy hail fell about four miles aorUx of town Monday. A heavy shower fell east of the coulee on Wednesday, light rains came here ana tuere. j to take place as .Chaoman ._____________ LARGE ACKEAGES RESEEDEU i Klmbertey. on Saturday. June 8. rmEEL SHEET MBTAL GLENWOOD Many four first-aid teams Irom the furnace and K H. W. MEECH AGENCIES AcadiaBlocX 3rd Avenue South. Income Tax __ Phone AIR CONDITIONING four first-aid Michel-Natal Centre St. John Am- bulance Associonon recently held a local first-aid competition at the fields, that appeared to bear prom- ising crops early this spring were uioira out by the duststorcas and are now being rescwn. A few faroi- planted at once bus the aajority waited for their crops 10 make a ccaaebacS first. Not ail are reseea- {the four teams, including two teams furnace and modern air- See our floor display 1323 coss and Bavestrougix. Repairs. 1823 MOTOfcS. ELECTRIC Fully equipoed shop, expert wori- acan, for the repair of fractional and three phase motors. XcKcmae Electric Hi. Phoae 383T. 254 MIMEOGRAPHING ALL WOKK CAREFULLY DOXB J. S. Broura, care Brown's Musical Supplies. City. 1871 FITTING LETHBRIDGE EXPERIMENTAL FARM WEEKLY LETTER Station in Wisconsin peavine hay was compared to peavine silage as a feed for fattening lambs when fed with barlev. Both groups of lambs made the saree average daily gain. They found that if the silage is PEAVTXE HAY IS A VALUABLE FEED Until recent years all the farm- ers in Southern Alberta who grow canning peas have made silage of the vines directly they come from the viners. This has produced a very satisfactory type of feed for feedlot finishing of caKle and sheep. However, there is considerable wast- age and spoi'age when the vines are cured as silage. In recent years, mainly because of this large waste, manv farmers have expressed keen interest in obtaining information, on the feeding value of the peavines when made into hay. These farm- ers realize that even though more labor is required in putting up the vines as hay than as silage there Is less spoilage, the hay Js easier to transport and handle, and it does not present the same problems of feeding that silage does, especially curing cold weather. During the past winter, feeding experiments were carried out at the Lethbridge Experimental Station to determine the feeding value of pea- vine hav as compared to altalfa hay whea fed to fattening lambs and yearling steers. One group of steers and one group of lambs were fed peavine hay and grain, and a similar group of steers and lambs were fed alfalfa hay and grain. The group of steers fed peavine hay Tnade an average daily gain of 1.89 pounds, and the group fed alfalfa Jiav made an average daily gain "of "1.85 pounds. It took slightly fmore feed to put a pound of gain the peavine hay-fed group than on the alfalfa hay-fed group. Both groups of lambs made the same average daily gain, namely 0.30 pounds.- Similar to the results ob- tained with the steers it took slight- ly more feed to put on a pound of [gain when oeavine hay was fed i than when alfalfa hay was fed. The 1 chemical composition of the pea- vine hay and alfalfa hay fed in these exoeriments was determined. It was found that the peavine hay was as nch in protein, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A as the alfalfa hay. Peavine hay has also been com- pared to alfalfa hay as a feed for fattening steers at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Washington. In their first experiment the group fed peavine hay and a grain mix- ture made almost identical gains the group fed the alfalfa hay and the grain mixture. Both groups required about the same amount of feed to put on 'a pound of gain. During their second experiment the group fed peavine hay made high- er gains and required less feed per pound of gain than the group fed alfalfa hajr. At the Agricultural Experiment worth 3550 per ton the hay is worth per ton. The Agricultural Experiment Station in Washington made stu- dies of the cosss involved in put- ting ira the peavines in the form of hay- Using a spreader similar to a manure spreader for spreading iie vines, and a side delivery rake and hand labor for putting up the hav the total cost was per ton of cured hay. This cost in- cluded labor at 75 cents per hour, fuel, repairs, depreciation, and in- :erest on the machinery. It would thus .appear, providing labor is available and weather con- ditions are suitable for hay mak- ing, that making hay of the vines is a sound practice. Of particular value were class demonstrations and dis- i plays of pupil work as a. device for in-service training. The work on lestips the diTJSion was reviewed and ap- proved by the principals. It was felt that the system of zesting pre- sented more values for guidance use than were at present beisg made use of. In conjunction with the record card system the results of educational and achievement tests give a rather complete picture of eacn individual student. The" principals carried out a round table discussion ol the administra- tion of the school by the principal- Some of the geneial conclusions arrived at were that il) the prin- cipal is resnonsible for the guidance of the relatively inexperienced teachers on his staff hi order to nip q-ouble in the bad; (2) prin- cipal should see to is that disci- pline is efficient The principals suggested a re- allocation of free supplies as a guide to the division in planning the dis- tribution of these for the fall term. Rodeo Committees Named, Cardston rodeo meeting held Monday evening with C. B. Cheesman as chairman had representation from ail committees, who reported that plans are pro- ceeding for the rodeo to be held here July 17 and 18. Following are chairmen of the various commit- tees. Finance, H. Oliver ana. S. A. Earl; advertising, E. E. Frederics; quarters of an inch for the week, which was very cloudy and cool. Vegetable gardens had laid dor- mant waiting lor the moisture and the range grass was turning yel- low. West of the district some fanners are plowing up their win- ter wheat, lestea it stinkweed severely. having in- Stubbsed-in winter wheat appears to be heavily infested with sunkweed all over the south. GETS CLOUDBURST MILK: dry ing their wheat, as this seed has become scarce, bus instead are put- ting in barley, flax or mustard.: Some farmers! have had to reseed almost their entire acreage, with a large percentage of the land north of the Watertoa River hav- ing to be resown. resi- dents have been honored by visits from the following: Mr. and Mrs. J Agar of Kilamey. Man., at the home Mr. and Mrs. Roy Agar; Mrs. alUo daughter. Miss Helen of Kxeter. Ont.. ai the home of f. L. McKenzse; Mrs. Tom Ono and son David, of Edmonton. the T. Otto. ST., home; Mr. and Mrs- Jack Minion and farnilv of Port- land. Oregon, at, the D. Minions home. Miss Pauline Troid! returned recently from spending the past two months at Calgary and Acme. who tied for first place with a soss- s ing of a coin settling the issue. WRECKERS MelACGHUX Carafe aod Tte So. 1 team captained by J. wickers, censer of 4th Are. azui Galls, sf Natal, took first prize con- i 3rd St Phone 2913. 10 sisting of electric bed lamps and! possession of the newly presented j _------ Union trophy for a period of sisj months. The No. 3 team, captained j by T. Barrass. and composed of KEPLER AVIATION CHARTER sightseeing trips, 51y- hool took secondrizeing School. Piper Cub Sales. _Ser- Taber Board Asks Improvement In Train Service to Calgary Timely t opics The grim crop outlook of May 24zh suddenly changed with the heavy rains of >5ay 28 and 29. Now if we can get about three more like it South Alberta will have food for the world. Wonderful what a couple of inches of rain will do. Strong objec- tions were registered by the Taber Board of Trade at its regular monthlv meeting of June 4 to the new schedule of the C.P.R. whereby no direct passenger train service is provided the district to Calgary through the cities of Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. A protest will be lodged with the company requesting that the morning train from Medi- cine Hat make direct connection with the which leaves Leth- faridge for Calgary in the morning. The new schedule gives no direct connection to Calgary without an sll-dav stop-over in Lethbridge. "With a representative attendance of members, the president, J- Black, lod the discussion on the brief pre- j sented to T. Geo. Wood and Taylor of Canadian Sugar Factories in con- nection with the proposed new sugar facrorv. The meeting of the com- mittee with the sugar factory offi- cials was most beneficial to .all and lath of June. A committee was appointed to secure the services of another doc- tor and also assure him of the necessary housing and office ac- by j -V with 93 points, receiving glassware vice. 3330 or 433S. with trav set and possession of the Union trophy lor ssx months, hav- ing tied for first place but losing out on the flip of ccm. The No. 4 warn, captamel by Clifford Exigar of Michel, took third prize consisting of glass wiia tray set. with a total of SI points. The j. fourth team, captained by Miss i Nancy Lemachuk ol Natal, received j 89.6 points. chief lay judges were J. of Pernie and Bernard j Keeling of Natal. The judges jiur- i' Sesyon i'417 FEED a speciality. St. S. Phone 2735. 1331 IJKSI MtCCHET Painting, Paper- 329-llth St. S- Phone 37Q5. ARCHER Interior and Exterior Decorator. Modem Equipment. Phone 2469. 1796 Union trophy lor ssx months, hay-1 BEACTY PARLORS___________ BEAUTY PARLOR for your Next Hair Do. All work guaranteed. Phor.e 3852. COT j WELLINGTON BEOS, The Decor- ators." Sst. For estimates phone 2472. Res- 611-lOvh St.-S. 1853 FIANO GERARD HOEKSTRA Phone 3355. 15C5-4th Are. S. RADIO REPAIRS BARRETT'S VOGUE BEACTY SHOP 40S-13th Street North. The Latest in Hair Styling. i SXPSRT RADIO _ Phoce 2237. _ SS4 j REPAIRS. ALL WORKMANSHIP BABY REPAIRS wait. Cook. Wm. Chapman. Irving Mor- gan of Michel, along with Rober; Sonar, the newly appointed inspec- tor of mines. The announcer timer was Thomas Owen of Natal while the recording was done by XEss Linda Lemachuk of Mara! and Miss Margaret HaBe and Ed. Chap- j BEING BUGGY wheels retired, re- j paired and trued. Sevlce while you CLARKS BLK. BERT MAC'S 315-7th St. S. Phcpe 3232. -3S1 BICYCLE REPAIRS ,______ YOUR BICYCLE to tho pell of Femie. The trophy was J best equipped shop in the scutfc- donated by the Michel Soca! union Parts and accessories 5cr ail makes APPLIANCE PARTS AND GCARASTSED. PKOXS 4554. 1626 SSrd and thercanadian Le- ij.e the _ gion present restrictions preventing j from purchasmg land in province. The recent interruptions of the power service also came in for dis- cussion by the Board and a protest will be lodged wich the company, requesting investigation into the i facilities for locating trouble when the service is cut off. to be used for an annual first-aid teams repre- j centre of Associa- St. John S tion. The competition was held under the East Kootenay Mice Safety Association contest rules. GUESTS OF TEACHER program, Herman Under and C. B. parties and the company expressed decorations, Wm. Sloan its appreciation for tne timely in- terest shown by the business men and J. Xewbaurer; parade. Dr. Key; dance and concessions, M. L Spen- cer and B. Y. Low grounds com- mittee, P. E. BevaBS and Fred Gilb. All cement foundations are in for the new grandstand. A new track has now been built and fenced, with new starting gates. For the first time in history water has been piped to the rodeo grounds. The group of girls who attended Sunday evening classes last winter led by Mrs. 521en Prince were guests of their teacher i last Monday night. j and council of Taber. No decision has yec been arrived at by the com- panv as to the location of the fac- tory, it was stated. The Board of j of Trade expressed its appreciation of the efforts of the committee vrho prepared and presented the brief. SPOILED BALLOT LEAVES TEEN TOWN WITHOUT MAYOR The assistance given by the Board peoole woo loaned their money for in connection with the stampede of the grandstand mil nave the first chance to buy a select reserve seat for the rodeo. Committees are woridng on ob- taining a special night show from Winnipeg. There is a possibility of a new" dance being built. VISIT MILK RIVER. 1HLK Mr. and L- B- Thomson, superinten- dent of Swift Current Experi- mental Farm dropped in the other day and told us he thor- oughly agrees with our recent; statement that the cause of a good deal of our soil drifting is too high sueed of cultivation. Three and one-half miles per hour is the top limit, he said. He is also dead set against the use of rototillers which are gaining popularity in the east where their problem is not one of soil crif Sing but of water ero- sion. "We have the machines and the method now to stop soil drifting, but vre can't do'it if we drive the machines at a speed which lums the earth in- to a trawdery said Mr. Thomson. The fact that most of the soil drifting now comes in the spring during and after seeding indicates that high speed in spring cultivation and seeding is ths cause of most of our trouble. We do a good job up to that time. A word to the wise! Mrs. C. B. Cobb of Kalispell and Mr. and Mrs. IPrank ?.IcMahan of Sunburst; spent a couple of days last week at the J. A. Jochsm home. DDZS AT CRANBROOK was fullv aporeciated by the Stam- pede Co'mmittee, and as its share cf the day's receipts the funds of the benefit to the extent of approximately 5300. Bv motion, re was decided to erecs three on the main high- vrav running east and west, and one on" the Vaushall highway. These signs will carry messages pointing out the many advantages of the Taber and district community. Two members of the Board will attend the convention-called by the Lethbridge Board of Trade and to be held in Lethbridge on the 14th CRANBROOK. (ENS) Cranbroofs new Teen Town is without a mavor following discovery of a spoiled ballot in the offi- cial recount of votes which resulted to. a tie. 68 votes each, for the two leaders, Gerry Mason and Gerry GUL Result is calling of a new election next Monday from seven to nine for all Teen Towners who were listed as voters the previous Monday. and all four candidates will again come up "for election. The other two candidates are: Roddy Allen and Louise Larsen. V Belt DRIVES A inch- to 10 in. to 100 in. B inch." to 19 in. to 100 is- We also design and sup- ply multiple belt drives. Stocks now fairly complete. M.CKENZIE Electric Ltd. PHONE 3637 Hbfl and phone orders siren prompt attention. During the Summer Months The LETHBRIDGE LAUNDRY presents The Church in the Wildwood MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY At the new time o: 10.30 to 10.45 a.m. This Inspirational program reverts to its former daily schedule on September 30. CRANBROOK, B.C-. (HNS) Funeral services were conducted j here for Charles Granstrom, age 60. j who died in the hospital after a I short illness. He was bom in. Swe- j den and came to this province 37 years ago. He came to Cranbrook nistrict in 1927 and was bush fore- roar; with the B.C. Spruce Mills at Lumberton for several years. Dar- I ing recenc years he had been em- j ployed at the Clauson ranch. He j was a member of the Scandinavian Brotherhood here. DR. WALLACE URGES RESEARCH TO CUT COSTS j TORONTO. June The j Canadian Manufacturers' Associa- tion. winding up its 75th annual i general meeting, heard Dr. R. C. j Wallace, principal of Queen's Uni- versity. Kingston. Ont., urge ex- pansion of research activities to produce new nroducts and develop J techniques which would lower pro- duction costs. Canada's expendi- tures on research were only l-10tn. in proportion to national income. of that of Russia and one-fifth of j the United States. Labor costs were j 1 inevitably rising and unless other I costs could be reduced export trade would be endangered. Dr. Wallace i suggested companies might! allocate tso per cent of the amount j of their sales for research purposes. And Speaking of Check These CpEASt GV3NS Ldaro.. WELDING FOR PORTABLE or SHOP WELDING Phone 3899 Richards Welding S23-3rd St.- S. Lethbridge ca' or .lion of attf iaac vei ;toicte- HERE AT LAST DOMINION ROYAL Farm Tractor Tires Change your tractor over from steel to rubber now so that you can pull heavier loads with greater ease and.comfort. Run your tractor in or bring in your wheels and we will do the rest, J. A. Jardine's Tire Supply 401 First Avenue S. Phone 3580 Lethbridge, Alta. M3tO PVJMPS OT tsve- lor etoer- ca' V ,ectoi 49 LAWN and GARDEN NEEDS All-Metal Lawn Chairs Wire Broom Rakes ..........................75c 5-tine Cultivators, HOUSEHOLD GADGETS VJAttK1 BA05 gauo' Social rUns suitable foe tires. PKODCCTS 210 1st Avenue. KWSPAPERl Z599 ;