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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Juna LETHBRIDQE dog Stirling show draws 35 STIRLING (HNS) -Thirty- five dogs from various southern Alberta towns were judged at Stirling Park last week in the annual fun-match sponsored by The Lethbridge Kennel Club. Mrs. Shirley Clark of Stir'ing, chairman for the event, announced dogs, owners and procedures. Top honors for the obedience were won by Gloria Deptuch of Coaldale with her Great Dane, Thunder, for a high score of 191 out of 200. A dog exhibited by Barbara Douglas of Raymond took the laurels in conformation. Her Siberian Husky, Inuk, won best of match. A lovely young Borzoi puppy, owned by Wendy Michallik of Lethbridge, won best puppy in match. A novice handling competition was won by Lucy Bohac with her Akita puppy, which also captured the best puppy in group III award. The obedience committee headed by Stan Long organized a sweepstakes and an obstacle course in addition to the regular obedience trials. Winners of the sweepstakes were Banchory Black out, a Shetland sheep dog owned by Stan Long, and handled to his victory by Aria Caiman of Lethbridge. Winner of the obstacle course was the Afghan, Achilles, owned by Shirley Clark. Achilles won for performing best although sampled one of the food dishes he was to show discipline by passing up. The Herald------ Mosquitos: can the itch be banished? Hormones may kill 'skeeters next VERN DECOUX photo 'Pass waterfalls gush again limestone cliffs spout annual waterfalls Gushing water makes nature display CROWSNEST PASS (CNP Bureau) The rugged limestone cliffs along Highway 3 around Crowsnest Lakes are spouting beautiful waterfalls in several locations near the lakes and are attracting much interest from passing motorists. The large waterfall which develops each spring and spouts out of a hole in the mountain is at its peak. Several smaller waterfalls and springs have made an appearance this year, bubbling out of the solid rock. There are ice caves near the top of the mountains around the lakes and it is believed the springs and waterfalls originate from melting snow and ice running through the caves and cracks in the limestone mountain. The scenic drive around the lake is also a haven for bighorn sheep, which attract the attention of many tourists. District Cranbrook students to get more classes Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, RMittont Rap., 562-2149 CRANBROOK (HNS) Classes may be offered by four southeastern British Columbia schools to students who have graduated from high school. Notre Dame University of Nelson, B.C.; Selkirk Community College; Kootenay Vocational School and the Kootenay School of Arts may offer classes at various communities in the region. Halting the erosion of rural life The erosion of rural life can be halted by decisive government action. In order to stabilize the farm population at a proper level and ensure ade- quate farm incomes. NDP Government would design Farm Programs in order to create an atmosphere of harmony between farmers themselves and the consumers, so that farmers can live with one another and not off one another. Lauranne Hemmingway set floor prices for farm products, to ensure farmers a fair return and to take some of the uncertainties out of their planning. make- the Canadian Wheat Board the sole market- ing agency for all Western grains, including feed rye and rapeseed. set up national producer-controlled marketing agencies for farm products create a land bank to buy farms at market THE NDP WOULD: prices as they come up for sale and then lease the land to farmers, with guaranteed tenure and option to buy. have the government share the cost of maintaining inventories of export grams in commercial positions so we can respond quickly to changing world demands. establishment of co-operative encourage publicly-owned plants in the West to process foods and to manufacture farm supplies. Lauranne Hemmingway brings a new, young, fresh approach to Politics for the Medicine Hat Constituency. On July 8th VOTE HEMMINGWAY, NDP Inserted by the Medicine Hat MOP Constituency Associal.on Maurice Williams, a faculty member of Notre Dame, lived at Cranbrook during the last year and taught five classes at Cranbrook, Kimberley and Fernie. The schools have reportedly corralled about five times as much money to finance extension classes in southeastern B.C. in the coming school year as was available during the past school year. Some is expected to be available. The schools are now circulating questionaires to prospective students in the region and are expected to select a slate of class offerings from the answers. Paul Sims, senior boys councillor at Mount Baker School, has been given a year's leave of absence by the Cranbrook School board to be the co-ordinator for continuing education in East Kootenay which includes Selkirk College extension services and vocational training. His territory will include Invermere. Fernie, Kimberley and Cranbrook. Good enrolment response to Selkirk College's academic services in East Kootenay in the past academic year proved a need for credit courses at Kimberley, Cranbrook and Fernie. These were limited to first and second yeai- college credits. Selkirk students were provided aid, telecommunications and visiting lectures every three weeks. The NDU classes were taught by Mr. Williams. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Synethetic growth regulators may hold the key to mosquito control in Alberta. Joe Shemanchuk, entomologist at the Lethbridge Research Station, has completed a successful Uest in the laboratory that proves exposure of mosquitoes to growth hormones similar to those secreted naturally by the insect can produce 100 per cent control. The hormones have been synthesized by chemical companies in the United States and are in use for insect control in California in particular, said Mr. Shemanchuk. Additional research and tests are needed in this country to make sure the hormones will control insect species under behavioral and environmental conditions here. Mr. Shemanchuk said two hormones were tested under laboratory conditions in Lethbridge last winter, using the native mosquito species as the test insect. The variables tested in the laboratory included concentrations of the hormones, temperature and the acid-salt relationship in the various mosquito breeding ponds. "Under all sets of conditions in the laboratory, the hormones were most effective when the temperature was about 64 degrees Fahrenheit and the acid-salt balance (PH factor) of the water was about said Mr. Shemanchuk. Seven is about normal. Mr. Shemanchuk said while acid affected water didn't affect the action of the hormone, salt-affected water similar to the type in Southern Alberta did decrease the control. He said only small amounts of the hormone are needed to get excellent control. One part of hormones to one million parts of water, the optimium ratio, produced 100 per cent kill. The hormone is simply added to the water pond where mosquitoes are breeding. By absorption or through the digestion process, the hormone is picked up by the mosquito, upsetting the insect's growth balance, he said. Because the hormones breakdown rapidly in high temperatures and through the action of micro-organisms, ponds will have to be treated annually. But this same factor makes the hormones a safe control method. Fish and mammals aren't affected by the hormones although more research is needed to determine their effect on other insects. Initial research data indicates the hormones kill only certain insect species, he said. Two different types of hormones were tested by Mr. Shemanchuk in the laboratory. One type prevents an adult mosquito from shedding its skin so it becomes trapped and dies. Another fatally interferes with molting in the larval stage, preventing the mosquito from becoming an adult. With the successes in the laboratory, Mr. Shemanchuk will take his research into the fields next summer. If proven under field conditions, the hormone treatment could become the main mosquito control in the province. He said hormone control is now being used for other insects in the U.S. Scratch index to be compiled A mosquito biting activity index will be compiled in two provincial parks in Southern Alberta this summer. John EricKson, regional supervisor for the Alberta provincial parks division of the department agriculture, said a parks employee will be designated to determine the biting activity of mosquitoes. The index, used mostly to help the provincial department of the environment compile data on mosquito control programs now underway in Alberta, will have limited value in determining day-to-day mosquito situations. The index readings will be made Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and compiled the following week. There are 22 participating provincial parks throughout Alberta Although there are 12 provincial parks in Mr. Enckson's region, only two are participating. A. A. Burn, city medical health officer, said- it is impossible for the city to co- operate in the indexing program. A standardized procedure will be followed to compile the index. The procedure calls for one individual, designated by the park officer, to do all the tests at each biting location throughout the mosquito season. The tests will be done at the same time of the day, the reason the city can't participate, said Dr. Burn. The mosquito tests will count the number of mosquitos that land and bite the right forearm of the tester held at chest level, in a two- minute period. The two- minute period will be repeated three times at 10- foot intervals and the results averaged to get a bites-per- minute reading. The index, compiled from the average bite per minute reading, will be rated from nil to extreme. Officials kink creek PINCHER CREEK (Special) Pincher Creek officials have pinched the creek in an effort to spare the town waterworks. Water rationing has come to town and residents in odd-numbered houses may water their lawns on odd- numbered days. Residents in even numbered houses may water on even numbered days. We Manufacture LADIES' WEAR and we import a complete line of MEXICAN DRESSES made Dresses. Drapes and Carpets Visit our Showroom or for more information Call 235-3335 Claresholm BCI HOLDINGS LTD. FOREMOST'S 1974 MAVERICK MARDI GRAS QUEEN CHARLENE MORELAND Charlene is 16 years old and a resident of Wrentham and spon- sored by the Skiff Ladies' Variety Association Charlene is a 5'6" blue-eyed blonde a Grade 11 student in the Raymond School She's been active in the 4-H n-i .vement. winning Public Speaking and horsemanship awards Also a gold medal winner in the Equestrian section of the '73 Summer Games, and wor. a Lions Club Scholarship for highest marks in Grade 9 Future plans for Charlene include university and travel and searching for those things in life that bring satisfaction to he'self and others ANNOUNCING 'CALGARY STAMPEDER MAINE-ANJOU SALE" JULY 6, 1974 A.M. AIRDRIE CENTRAL AUCTION MART (10 MILES NORTH OF CALGARY) A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE MAINE-ANJOU SEEDSTOCK DON T MISS THIS SALE DURING THE ACTION PACKED WEEK OK CANADIAN MAINE-ANJOU DAYS THE CALGARY STAMPEDE FEATURING 98 LOTS OF CANADA'S BEST MAINE-ANJOU 1 Fullblood bull year old guaranteed breeder 16 blood open heifers 12 Vj blood cows with heifer calves at side 4 '-'2 blood cows with bull calves at side 30 Vj blood bred heifers 30 V? blood open heifers 3 blood buM ALL CATTLE GUARANTEED EXPORT ABLE ALL COWS A BREEDING AGE HEIFERS GUARANTEED BREEDERS' DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE OFFERING OF HIGH PERCENTAGE FULLBLOOD MAINE-ANJOU CATTLE FROM OWE OF CANADA'S FINEST HERDS JULY 6, 1974 For Further Information Contact: JOHN Box 81 Lethbridge, Alberta.'Canada Phone 403-328-7992 Council delays application CRANBROOK (Special) City council has postponed its resolution to apply to the municipal finance authority for funding of its million Joseph Gold Creek water supply project until fall. 1975. Early July is the deadline for MFA application approval. To the end of December the project wilJ have short-term interim financing. On a recommendation of city treasurer Daryl Bottorff, council has decided to implement the 65 cents per foot frontage property tax in next June's tax bills Jan. 1 Ihe city will increase its basic user rate from S5.50 to 40 per month Under its 20-year term financing the annual debi payment for the improvement is The January rate increase and the June frontage tax payment should rover interim finance costs. at which time MFA rates may be lower A two per cent drop in the rates to nine per cent would save annually in 20- year term liquidation. District calendar The Southern Alberta Auto Racers will conduct stock car racing Sunday at the Taber rodeo grounds with time trials beginning at 1 and racing at 2 p.m. COALDALE The Barons- Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: COALHURST: Tuesday, in the Coalhurst High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, in the health unit office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to p.m. BARNWELL: Wednesday, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. IRON SPRINGS: .Wednesday, in the school from to p.m. COALDAi-E: Thursday, in the health unit office (upstairs) in the town office building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, in the health unit office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. GRASSY LAKE, in the Chamberlain School from 1 to 3 p.m. Speech therapy for preschoolers is available at the health unit. Officer to visit A Canada Pension plan officer. Louis LaPlace. will be in Blairmore and Pincher Creek Thursday to answer residents" queries on the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Pension and the guaranteed income supplement. Mr LaPlace wiU also assist in filing applications for benefits. He will be at the Blairmore Federal Building from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. and the Pincher Creek Town Hall Fndav from 9 a.m. to noon. HAIL INSURANCE PAYS Coverage to per acre in all areas. Harvesting allowance on losses over Fire coverage on insured crops. Free cancellation up to June 26. An unbroken record of satis- factory loss adjustments. An Alberta-based company and all Alberta adjusters. RECORD REFUND ON 1973 PREMIUMS 35% to non-claimants 15% to claimants DISTRIBUTION V 000 000 00 >1'UUU'UUU-UU INSURE WITH CONFIDENCE 75% of Alberta farmers who insure against hail, get it from the Corporation. Landlords insure your crop share and cover your taxes and expenses. ALBERTA HAIU CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION INSURE TODAY- SEE OUR HAIL AGENT NOW! J. A. Buchan Insurance Agency Champion, Alberta Phone 897-3747 Kreeft Agencies Ltd. Bow Island, Alberta Phone Bus. 545-2252 Res Cofell Tempest, Alberta Phone Bus. 345-3875 Res. 345-3481 Warren Insurance Agencies Picture Butte, Alberta Phone 732-4550 Warren-Porter Agencies Box 343 Vsuxhall, Alberta Phone 654-2512 ;