Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE CHINOOK The Herald, TKuriJoy, 14, 1975 Southern 4-H news reports THERE'S AN OLD SAYING: "Bo kind to your fino feathered friends." Wherever humans travel, garbage and debris are bound to be left benind. And, our fine feathered friends are among our greatest garbage gobblers. It follows: "The larger and more obnoxious the birds from the human standpoint, the bigger scaven- ger it is. When there is no garbage and debris around, smaller birds, animals or their young or eggs fall prey. Or, it could lie mother's pudding left on the win- dow sill to cool. The national bird of the United States, tlie bald eagle, can be a real retriever. In its nests have been found electirc light bulbs, dresses, old shoes and other items of old clothing, jewelry, clothes pins, nails and even the Sunday supplement of a newspaper. Robins, blackbirds, thrashers, magpies, squirrels and wasps collect such items as facial tissue paper, small rags and other scraps of .paper to line their nests. A beaver will hide such iiems as a tin can, bottles, bones, scraps of metal and paper and pieces of rub- ber. Magpies, sea gulls and crows, in addition to taking smaller birds and animals, will latch onto al- most anything that is dead, even decaying. Magpies and crows are particularly great gather- ers of trinkets such as jewelry, glass and almost any shiny objects. They'll fly off with their treasures and drop them from aloft, or collect them in their nests. Squirrels, chipmunks or gophers will also gather trinkets and take them down into their burrows, be- tween the rocks or their tree hide aways. The Canada jay or whiskey jack provides a real service in cleaning up outdoor camps of fishermen, hunters and travellers. Hardly a morsel of food es- capes their vision. The bolder whiskey jacks thai are used to humans will rob the picnic table while the camper is still munching away. The wilder jacks will wait until the camper has vacated the site. Even the small birds like the chickadee, wren and tho nuthachos will clean up on the food particles left outside. These are just some of the reasons you seldom see the carcasses of dead animals lying around more than a few days after they have been killed along the roadways. Even the water impoundments have their own scavengers. The crayfish, turtles and catfish collect all the edible little debris they can possibly find. When that polluting angler discards his cleanings into the water, they aren't there for long. The larger the bird or the animal, the bigger its appetite. Tlie bigger its appetite, the more it takes to satisfy it. So, be nice not only to your fine feathered friends, but to all wild creatures. Edmonton sale WOOLFOUD The regular monthly meeting of the Woolford Range Roam- crs 4-H Light Horse Club was held Jan. 11 at 0 p.m. in the Woolford United Cllurcli. The meeting wrs started with tlie singing of 0 Canada. The pledge led by Randall or and Eldon Carlson. The financial report was read by Treasurer Sandra Sailor. The treasury contained from a bake sale held Dec. 18, 1971. Business was discussed and Curt Thbmnson, club leader, suggested that an order for farm sign posts be in as soon as possible, so construction could start. Two minute talks were given by Charlenc Kormus, Craig Carlson and Tammy May. Mr. Thompson analyzed them and gave pointers on public speaking. Four hivptfs of swine are re-p- rescnted in the total entry o[ 272 an! ma Is to bo shown a n ti sold during the Canadian West- ern Stock Show and Sale in Ed- monton March to April 1, Show time is p.m. March 29 with Ernie Hull of Balcarres, Saskatchewan slat- ed to judge. The sale is tbc fol- lowing Thursday at a.m. Tlse Yorkshire breed retains its dominant position with the entry showing 159 females and 79 boars. Eleven fe- moles and IS r.a combo boars been entered along with four Poland China hours and four Hampshire boars. Potential buyer's should ho particularly interested to note that al! female swine offered must visibly in pig ns all must have been bred before Jan 31. The sale of bacon type pure- bred boars and guaranteed bred sows is another of the many events which combine to make up the Canadian Western Stock Show and Sale. Farm shows to watch March 19 Family Farm Enquiry deals with the whole CJOC-TV concept of the family farm in Canada. Most na- tive-born Canadians grew up on a family farm; now the new tax legislation could mean the end of that tradition. This edition looks at UK; future for the family farm. March 26 Charles Munro a profile of the president of ,CJOC-TV the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and past President of The Ontario Federation of Agricul- ture, This is a low-key interview show in which Munro discusses his philosophy of life. Includes some scenes of him at his farm. CAKDSTON The meeting of the Oardston District 4-H Council was held at Uie M.D. building in Cardston on Jan, 27 with 15 present rep- reser.'ing six clubs, A new executive was elected with (T r a n t 11 i n m a n rs presi- dent: Ed Newton, vice presi- dent; Elizabeth Rice adult sec- retary Christine Rice, junior secretary, Del Steed, treasurer and Jocelyn Zieffie, reporter. Business discussed! was the new scoring system for speech competition, inter club mem- ber exchange and how this could poss'bly arranged or members chosen for exchange. Also a leaders and junior lead- era workshop to be held in Cardston r.t a future date. We also discussed a skating party for the clubs of the dis- trict plus a summer The district speakoffs will be hold April 7 in Oardston and the regional speak-off s April 15, in Lethbridge. The next meeting of the Council is to be held on June 8 In Cardston. CARDSTON DISTRICT COUNCIL REPOKTKK, Jocelyn 7icffle. Gwen Luclaa, was chosen to replace her. A demonstration was given on tlie various parts of a cajncra. The next meeting will be hold at the home of Mr. K. Atkin- son, March 14. CLUB REPORTER Gwcn Luchia no? lira TIxj 8th meeting of the Hoping Ninible Needles was Iwsld on Feb. 9. Brenda Kolasar led Uw> pledge. The roll call was answe red by say in g who you would like to be for a day. Speeches were given by Brenda Carols, Janice Gar- nette, Sharon Walters, Karen Walters, Shad Scward, Sheila Scratch, Janice Laqua, Mau- reen Garbcr, and Cathy Fauth, Impromptus wcro given by Lin- da Garber, Karen Walters, and Brenda Kolasar. CLUB REPORTER, Rita Knua AIcNALLY A leap year pot luck lunch- eon was hold by the McNally Women of Unifarm on Feb. 29 at the home of Walter and Deli- lah Strand with 30 members and guests present. Husbands were special gueste for the occasion. The regional annual meeting for bot h men and women of Unifarm will be held March 30 at the Park Plaza. Annual meeting for the women only will be hckl April 4, also at tho Park PI a za. Me mbcrs aro urped to attend. The next regular meeting will be 2a at 2 p.m. at the Lcthbridfie Friendship Cen- tre. Each member is asked Lo bring 3 dozen cookies. IJ A RONS-NO OLE The rcfnlar meeting of tlie <1-H MulH Club was he'd on Feb. 8 at the homo of Mr. A. Grotcn, with 20 mem- bers present. The meeting wai opened with the pledge led by Bob Rogers Roll enll was swered by giving the name of a 4-H official. It was decided all members were to at the Legion Halt, Thursday Feb. 17 at p.m. to sot up the tables for Awards Night, In addition, each membar is to bring a center- piece. Suggestions were given for fund raising projects and tlw discussion for the project was tab'ed until next meeting. Due to unforeseen circum- stances club reporter, Mary- arm Gioia is unable to continue. tliiiis and Sherry Hriiska. Wen- dy Miller was tJrc top speaker that night. CLUB REPORTER- Sherry HOPING The Hoping Ni mblc Needles brought the 9th meeting to or- der by singing Happy Birthday to one of our loaders, Dorcen Lee. Bernice Gaetz led the pledge and roll call was an- swered by saying what 1 want to be. We talked about where we would like to go on a tour. Talks w ere given by Brenda Kolasar, Linda Garber and Theresa Garber gave a sample demonstrat i o ti and talked on tiie steps of giving a demonstra- tion. We had a pot luck lunch and spent most of tire morning and afternoon sowing. CI.UK REPORTER, lUta Kana RAYMOND Meeting was called to order at p.m. Pledge was led by Bernadelte Kaupp. P u D 1 i c speaking discussed and every- one in the club must partici- pate. The time limits are: two to four mini lies for young mem- bers and three to five minutes for older memtoers. Topics for public speaking may be on any subject. Mem- bors are required to wear semi- formal dress. The dale was de- cided to be March 22. A party will be held after the competition. The Importance of regular attendance was stress- ed. Club members decided to have a calf tour with the Ma- grath 4-II Beef club Saturday. New club uniforms were dis- cussed and each member must buy bis own light purple shirt. Cost to the members is CLUB REPORTER, Theresa Kaupp READYMADE The regular meeting of tlie Readymario 4-H Beef Club was called to order at by Wendy Miller March 8. Diane Templet on led the pledge. Roll call was answered wi th one point we hope to gain from 4-H. The minutes were ap- proved as read. Bonny Stanko gave tho treasurer's report. Tho junior leaders gave their reports. It was left up to the adult committee to plan the the Easter tour. The meetings were adjourned. Public speaking eliminations were then held. Mr. Templet on was the chairman. The three judges were Gerald Wright, Ralph Spicer and Colin Mc- Clay, all from tho Lethbridge Toaslmasters Club. The three top speakers in Ute junior section were Harvey Dy ck, an 9 Templclon and Calwin Miller. The three top speakers hi the senior section were Wendy Miller, Hank Kor- PINCHKR CKEF.K A dance will be held at the Twin Butte Hall, March 25 with Bob Rees and the Outriders playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Charge will be per person. The dance is to be sponsored by the Pincher Creek 4-H irt and Training Horse Club. DEI, BONITA The Del Bonita 4-H Beef Club's monthly meeting was held Feb. 15. in the Del Bonita school. President Doran Perry called the meeting to order. Di- ane Koskcwich led the pledge and 0 Canada was sung. Jim Newton gave a report on "the regional 4-H council meeting. The meeting concluded with five members giving their pub- lic speaking talks. CLUB REPORTER. A. Dale Jorgetisea HOPING The 6th annual meeting of the Short Grass 4-H Beef Club was held on March 1 at tho Hoping Community Center. Kathy Fauth led (ho pledge. The roll call was answered by giving the calf's weight. It was decided that the club will a skating party at Foremost. The date is unde- Tlie club will also hold a calf tour April 3rd and 4tht starting at Sid Black's anci finish! n g the torn" a pot luck dinner at the Hoping Hall. After the meeting itnpromotu talks were given by Eldon son and all first year Sherry Black gave a spcccb on dehorning cattle, CLUB REPORTER. Dt'bln'c McN'AI.LY The March meeting of tha McNally Tailor's Tacks was held March 2 in Marilee Bond's home. The pledge was led by Bev and Linda Krausher. Tho roll call was your favourite new thing in fashion. The treasur- er's, reporter's, and council representative's reports were given. Anyone interested in at- tending the Easter 4-H curling bonspiel should get in touch with Anna Boulton. Tlie club will pay half the price. Tickets for the wrestling match ara available from Susan Harker. The club will wash dishes for the Community Club family supper, March 17. All members should be present. Anna Boulton gave a talk en- titled superstitions. Cathy Mur- ray discussed kinesics (body 1 Karen and Linda Boulton gave a demonstration on the signs of tho zodiac and their meaning. Patricia Patch- ing gave an informative talk about Bemadette Devlin, Janet Russell gave a talk on leisure time in the future. All the talks were introduced by Bev Krau- sher and thanked by Carol French. The next meeting is April 13 at in Susan Marker's home. CLUB REPORTER Janet Russell PROGRAM FEEDING A conveyor belt cattle feed- er, d eveloped by a British firmr is claimed to be simpler, cheaper and more efficient to operate than conventional au- ger or chain and slat system, Mieroswitches and timing de- vices are used to ensure even rationing and, since most units are custom built, the manufac- turer can provide a system fully pre-programmed feeding.