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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta mesday, June 11, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD-1f Ric Swihart Farmers encouraged to speak on herbicides It will be an environmentalists' haven throughout Alberta come September, October and November The Environment Conservation Authority is holding a series of public hearings into the use of pesticides, herbicides and hard chemicals. If you in agriculture don't know what that means, let me fill you in If the environmentalists raise enough ruckus and you can bet your sweet bippy they will, legislation could be changed so you won't be able to protect your crops through the use of pesticides and herbicides That little lesson in human nature should be sufficient to warn you to let your hair down a little and submit a brief to one of 14 public hearings giving your view of the subject. Lethbridge's public hearing is set for Oct. 2. The time and location haven't been announced but such information can be found in these pages prior to the actual day Key Perhaps the key to the entire hearings is a packet of information provided by the authority It tells what the hearings are all about and how an individual can go about presenting a brief and what to put in that brief These information packets can be had at the Brooks Municipal Library, Cardneon Municipal Library, Blairmore Public Library Coleman Community Library and Medicine Hat Public Library In Lethbndge, they can be obtained from the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, Lethbndge Community College Library, Lethbndge Public Library and University of Lethbridge Library For those of you who TRY OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR SPECIAL LIMITED TIME ONLY DEAL AUTOMATIC TRANS TUNE UP Check Engine Performance Check Condition Tran. Oil Check for Leaks Remove Oil Pan, Clean or Renew Screen or Filter Torqor Valve Body Adjust Bands Clean Oil Pan, Install New Gasket Check Modulator and Hose Install New Trans. Oil Adjust Manual and Throttle Linkage Road Test 50 PLUS PARTS DISCOUNT OF 20% ALL LABOUR TRANSMISSIONS. AUTO MANUAL inn (TABER) Come in. take advantage of these low prices' Come in and meet our new service staff! Remember: -We HMen belter and ad" Call lor Appointment today PSfl CTIVM. Strrici Mmpr 223-3537 don't know, pesticides and herbicides come under the general classification of a biocide chemicals formulated to destroy or suppress living organisms Pesticides are used to control animal, bird, insect and other species which are regarded as pests Herbicides are classed according to the plant or animal "target" which they are intended to control One herbicide ib an insecticide, used to control insects Two ways Either biocide is used in one of two ways by direct contact or ingestion in large amounts to induce death or extreme poisoning or indirectly in small amounts through contamination of food to produce physiological and psychological disorders. The biocides are applied mainly by spaying but can be applied as solids such as granules and dusts or a liquid seed dressings In either form, they are designed to attack livestock insects, crop insects, crop fu-ngal diseases, unwanted vegetation and animal pests The benefits of biocides include public health by elimination of typhus, malaria, yellow fever and bubonic plague which are transmitted -by insects, while on the local level, elimination of body lice, fleas and ticks, of weeds and disease on household law is. gardens and parks and control of pests that affect pets: output and profit for agricultural and forest product industries; SEED COUNTERS Plant breeders often require accurate seed counts in their work, and Agriculture Canada engineers are working to develop more machines to replace laborious and time consuming manual counting The engineers have so far developed a hand held spatual counter, a vacuum pick up and automatic multi sample counters. DAVIS ENTERPRISES (ALBERTA) We Pay the Highest PricM lor RADIATORS-COPPER-BRASS-ETC. ALBERTA STEEL PRODUCTS Division ot Davis Industries Ud. in New Structural Steel, Angles, Flats and Pipes (Wholesale Prices) Both Businesses Located at 1S05 2nd Ave. S- Lethbndge Phone 327-4035 or 327-6261 of timber stands On the negative side of the ledger, risks of use include of habitat even though the biocide is aimed at a specific target A chance for concentration of the poison in nature's food chain, chance that a target will develop a resistance to the biocide. giving the possibility the resulting resistant strain may be impossible to control; population decline is possible m non-targent animals Because man is at the top of the food chain, he is subject to the residue concentrations through the consumption of chemically treated foodstuffs The effects on cancer growth, reproduction and behavior haven't been established in humans but those effects noted in wildlife give an indication of what to expect in the human case Even if you don't want to take the time to present a formal brief, do take the time to attend the hearing There will be time for questions and answers to allow the audience t participate If you find that the hearing in your location has passed you by, take heart The government hat planned hearings in Edmonton Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 After Nov 29 additional hearings will be scheduled on succeeding Fridays as needed STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Streets. Phone 327-3024 i Ray E. Peterson Cay ley, Alberta HOLSTEIN DAIRY DISPERSION 52 HEAD Top Quality Holstein Cows TUESDAY. JUNE 18th p.m. LOT NUMBERS 16 182 1 47 9 8 12 55 63 6 2 60 64 70 57 56 37 58 15 46 198 51 71 17 23 187 69 3 DATE FRESHENED Due May January Due May May 17.1974 May Due m July October 4.1974 October 3, 1973 June November Due Due May September January January January October 30.1973 April Due August May Due May May 1.1974 AGE Second Calf due Second Calf 6 year old Second Calf due Second Calf 6 year old First Calf 5 year old 6 year old Second Calf First Calf 6 year old 5 year old Second Calf due Second Calf 6 year old 5 year old 9 year old First Calf 5 year old Second Calf Second Calf 5 year old 5 year old First Calf Second Calf due 5 year old 6 year old About 8 more without definite dates. Plus 16 head off young stock 5 head 6 months fo one year 5 head long yearlings 6 head 2 year to 30 months SALE CONDUCTED BY PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the hub of Southern Alberta's Livestock Industry 3 Miles East of Lethbrtdge on Highway 3 and 1A mile south Phone 329-3101 P.O. Box 1057, Lethbridge I AUCTIONEERS JOE PERLICH BOB BALOG TONY PERLICH Lie. 010293 Lie. 067454 Lie. 010292 ;