Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
46 THl LETHBRIDGE HJHAID Wednesday, June 13, 1973 Good as any other says nutritionist Nothing wrong with horse meat SASKATOON (CP) Many Canadians find the idea of eat- ing horse meat repulsive. A University of Saskatchewan professor says such negative feelings towards horse meat are mainly due to "psychological" factors. Claims that horse meat lacks nutritional value are untrue, says Eva Lee, nutritionist at the university's college of home economics. "Horse meat is as good for vou as any other ireat." Traditionally, horse meat was when shortages of other foods developed. In Europe, it has remained common beyond starvation eras. And with North America's ris- ing food prices, people now are looking at horse meat as an al- ternative to beef and pork. At one time Saskatchewan had a thriving horse meat trade. The Horse Co-operative Marketing Association was es- tablished in Swift Current in 1945 with financial aid from the Be', 'an government. Most of that plant's trade was with Bel- gium. CHEAPER THAN BEEF Later named Alsask Process- ors Ltd., the plant had the ca- pacity to handle 200 to 250 horses a day, said John Rat- cllffe, manager of the Alsask plant in Edmonton. The Swift Current plant was consolidated with the Edmonton plant and horses are still shipped from Swift Currrent to Edmonton. When the Swift Current plant dosed in 1961, "it wasn't be- cause of poor markets but be- cause of a shortage of horses in Western said Mr. Rateliffe. Alsask's Edmonton plant buys horses for markets in Quebec, Europe, Vancouver and Japan. Horse meat is cheaper than beef because horse meat does not contain as much bone and fat as beef steaks and roasts, said Mr. Rateliffe. A Toronto horse meat shop recently was selling shanks at 49 cents a pound and filet mig- non for both below beef prices. Louis Miller, president of the local Miller Brothers Livestock Commission Co. Ltd., which ships horses to the Alsask plant in Edmonton, said that he had a horse meat shop about 15 years ago. But "only a few European people in town bought the meat." Mr. Miller said he has eaten horse meat himself, but added be likes horses "and would not want to eat them every day." Value Albert gets spruced up Albert, a Great Dane, gets a bath from Carol and Jamie Parker who have opened a boarding kennel for pets in Toronto for the past 10 years. A new ranch-style kennel building recently completed offers central heating and air-conditioning. Menus for the boarders include mashed potatoes, roast beef, barbecued chicken, fried calves brains and whipped cream. Braille newspaper off press soon HALIFAX (CP) Sometime In June the first edition of a braille newspaper is to be pub- lished here. About 400 copies are to oe cir- culated in the first printing, being carried out by Atlantic Braille Press. Denis McCormack, manager of the company, says the first paper will have 30 pages on 11- inch by 13-inch paper. It will have items of local, national and international news, particu- larly of concern to the blind, as well as nutrition, exercise and hobbies. Mr. McCormack, who will be chief editor, says the paper will "take a glance at the greater world. Our paper really is talk- ing about two for the blind and entertainment. It will be a paper which would add to the richness of life." Mr. McCormack believes, that as with the sighted, "the blind have a right to be informed." Packed Pieces Prices have really token a tumble ond you're going to fall too, for these great little polyester knit summer things. machine wash and drip dry. Brighten up your wardrobe with this tmort versatila sleevelets topper. Multi- color patterns en 0" Double knit pleated skirt. Pulls on In a jiffy, goes all 'round, all day. Q99 Sites 10-16. Reg. 411.00. that fit are cuffed. Pull-on in nen? double knit. 10-18. 1 fl" Reg. ladles' Sportswear STORE HOURS: Open daily from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 30 am, to 900 p m. Centre Village Molt. Telephone 378-9231. SIMPSONS Save 3" 20" Cooler Reg. a-34 R 78027. Beat the heat and save money, too. Exceptional value supplies are limited! This 20" fan has switch plus a 5-vane moulded blade Case is in attractive Avocado colour. Get yours right now! Rapid cooling 2-speed fan with rugged metal case and molded grill and handle with 5 ft. cord. 3-Speed Fast Cooler Reg. 17 Free UD and down head angle: head can face upward, straight ahead or downward with just a push. b-34 R 78021. This powerful 12" fan cools a room quickly, but ever so quietly. Up-to- the-minute styling. Has variable oscillation: can be set to turn in any one of four different positions with- out turning the base. STORE HOURS: Open daily from 9.30 am. to p.m.; Thurt. and Frl. a.m. to p.m. Centfe Village Mall. Telephone 329-9231.