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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE Lei ui arrange your ground tour accommodation and Lf drives For booking! and further information contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32S-320T The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Letlibridge, Alberta, Monday, March 19, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 20 LETHBRIDGE. OFFICE FURNITURE ITO. Lower levol 7lh Shopping Moll LelMrldge, Alberta Pliwie (403) 328-7411 CHAIRS Frank Hosek Day Capacity ciudience says you' By DON PILLING Managing Editor Sunday afternoon was Frank Hosek Day at the "Yates Centre and a capacity crowd 'was on hand to say thank you to Southern Alber- ta's Mr. Music. With a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eyes and a zip to his step, Frank Hosek spent 45 years doing what he loved most teaching mu- sic to literally thousands of Southern Alberta youngsters. Sunday Lethlmdge's Big Band, under the capable guidance of one of Mr. Ho- sek's most ardent admirers, Nick Kucheran, honored, in concert, a man of deep dedi- cation for the contribution, Hie vast contribution, he has made to musical circles in this district. For many it was a trip down memory lane. For oth- ers it was a new and re- freshing musical experience. For Frank Hosek it was a day he and his family will re- member a day they will cherish. PRESENTATIONS Presentations were made by the Lethbridge Kiwanis Club, which sponsored his winning bands for years, the concert sponsor BPOE Lodge No. 37, the City of Lelhbridge and a group from the Cowley area where this native son launched his career in 1927. One of the highlights of Ihe aflernoon was the warmly- received performance of 12 local youths under the direc- tion and encouragement, as has always been the case during those 45 years, of the guest of honor. An added and certainly welcome attraction was segment featuring The Jazz Scene, B talented and inno- vative Lethbridge quartet FACTS OF LIFE FISH SWIM BACKWARDS? NSH CA.N AND mow SPtCltSCAK WOO RIP lSMt. And here's another Tnlorestinc fact We are offcrinc great savings on PRE INVEN TORY SPECIALS throughout (he store. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7th Street Soulh Phons 328-2301 comprised of Herb Hicks, 3illie Joe Dale- Cetcneson and Eon Yoshida.. The Big Band, a unique rganization in its own right, irovides a program of wide ranging from the wing era of the 1930's and 40's and the music of such giants of the day as Glenn Tiller, Count Basic and Voody Herman, to rock and Sossa nova beats of today. PECIAL There was something to please the musical taste of everybody and the 17-man unit, a-delightful mixture of :tcran and youthful artists, rose to the occasion a sne- cial occasion for a 'special man. There is really nothing that matches the full-bodied sound of an orchestra of tins size and appreciation of their efforts was evident through- out the entire afternoon. They enjoyed what they piayed, and they clayed well, ex- tremely well. N "TUNE With Nick Kucheran pro- viding the leadership, and sparked bv soloists Jerry Pokarney, Fred Wood, Vera Dorge. Bill Royle, Jim Noble, Boyd Hunter and Rudy Hani- janac, the band was in tune with the crowd, and the crowd was obviously in tune with it. Snecial mention should be made about the younger members of the band who executed their duties in most professional manner. Music was the theme. With Frank Hosek there is no oth- er way. Job-Iuuithig tips at seminar A special workshop at ths Lethbridge Community College will be held March 29, geared to showing students how to get a job. Topics will include appear- ance, personality and sales- manship, employer contact, fxmctions of Canada Manpower, preparation of job applications and employer expectations. All second year college stu- dents are being encouraged to attend the workshop. Attend- ance credits will be granted for student participation. Workshop panelists will in- clude representatives from Southern Alberta business plus college administrators. LCC counsellor Bill Johnson is the project co-ordinator. ART DIETRICH MNTURE CUNIC DENIAL MECHANIC Schwoiiz BFds. 22J 5ih it. S. Phone 328-4095 54-year career ending Biiiidiiess 110 barrier Ily ANDY OfiLK Herald Staff Wrilcr NE! Herman's been in the newspaper business 54 years, yet he's never read a newspa- per. The ebullient Lethbridge cir- culation manager of The Alber- tan, who retires this month, has been blind since an accident took his sight when he was an 11-year-old youngster in Winni- peg. Yet just to meet Nat and shake his hand for the first lime is to get the feeling he's never considered bis handicap an ob- stacle. Sitting in his favorite chair in his Jiving room he recounted the highlights of a career that has outlasted some of the news- papers he's worked for. "I started with Uie Winnipeg Free Press, in selling the Prairie Farmer, 'he began. "In 1919 I went to the Van- couver World and I was city circulation manager there until Charlie Campbell sold out to Uie Vancouver Sun Names of other the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Spokane Chronicle, Portland Telegram, Portland Oregonian roll off bis lips as he con- tinues his history, punctuated with chuckles and remarks like, "There's a lot of stories, but I can't tell you them for print." "Charlie Campbell bought the Nat Herman to be honored after Iong1 newspaper career Edmonton Bulletin and wanted me to come up, but I went into business on my own in Vancou- ver. But I won't tell you that part of the story either." T li e n Nat gels down to the basics "I applied at the Al- bertan June 15, 1929. I was im- mediately hired to take charge of reporting and circulation in Lethbridge." And, with the exception of a stint in Calgary to introduce home delivery of the Albertan in Edmonton, and a trip to Mon- treal when lie almost became the national advertising man- ager for the Bell newspaper chain, Nat's called Lethbridge Lack of soil moisture Smash Eleven-year-old Tilly Forczek, 1614 13lli St. N., prepares for a smash ot the tether ball at tions Park on 13th Ave. N. The photo was iaken just as the ball swung in front of the sun. TO INCREASE CROP YIELDS Irrigation programs ready Hy R1C SWIHART 1 Herald Staff Writer An irrigation scheduling pro- gram designed to increase crop yields is now available lo farm- ers from the AlbcrU Depart- ment of Agriculture in Lelh- bridge. Promoted through the irri- gation division of the depart- ment, the program vail he ser- viced by irrigation specialists throughout the irrigated area of Southern Allxirla, says Dick Hey wood, soil and water spe- cialist with the division. Mr. Heywood siiys reasearcli has shown that proper irriga- tion scheduling cati produce both increased yield and crop qualify. The program can as- sist tlie farmer in making Ihe necessary decisions to obtain these increases. THE DIRTY DOZEN ARE STILL AROUND 3t takes constant surveillance and quick reac- tion to outbreaks by health authorities al a vels to prevent epidemics and keep these killer under control. GEORGE and ROD cay Protect children store all medicines and household products in a place impossible for them to reach. FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE RODNEY Haig Medical Bid's. 401 5th St. S. 601 6th Ave. S. Free Delivery Call 328-6133 Call 327-3344 He says irrigation scheduling considers the different and changing moisture needs oE each type of crop. "Every cop lias certain mois- ture he says, "Irrigation attempts to provide these moisture conditions for as much of the growing season as important because possible. "This is the amount of moisture used on a sunny day can vary fi'bni a low of ,15 of an inch to .3 of an inch." He says any time there is a lack of moisture in the soil, the plant is subjected lo a stress which reduces the yield ol llic crop. "When a farmer sees evi- dence of moisture stress, it usu- ally means irrigation is a week too he says. "This would hurt tlie sugar beet producer He says the program can indicate when irrigation is necessary and the amount of water needed by the plants, This indication reduces t h e chance of either not enough or ,00 much water application, In addition, he says, an CvSti-inaHon of (he amount of soil moisture remaining can be ob-laintjd at almost any time. This allows the farmer to determine when he should start the next water application some days in advance so Ihe necessary preparation can lie because the beet crops are more subject to damage." Through the irrigation scheduling program, an irrigation specialist will arrange a visit in a farm to determine how much moisture the soil can hold and how much is present at the beginning of the growing season. A moisture budget is then es- Alberta Accidents have claimed the ives of two Alberta men over the weekend, hut no fatalities have been recorded in Southern Alberta. Frank Patrick Nichiporik, 21, of HolchkisSi was killed Saturday when a front-end loader he was operating overturned and crushed him, Mr. Nichiporik backed the loader over a six-foot cliff while working in a gravel pit at this Peace River community about 100 miles northeast of Grande Prairie. And a Wet askiwin man, Larry Edwin Rcnncr, 26, was BERGMAN'S HOOR COVERINGS Custom Jnslallatfons Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Avo, S. Open Thurs., Fri. till 9 AIR CONDITION NOW with tho ROUND ONE ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL end HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. S. P. FOX Certified Denial Mechanic FOX (Lelh.) DENTAL LAB 1TD. 204 Medical Denial BWg. Phono 327-6565 tablished which takes into con- sideration the amount of rain- :all in a given period and the moisture consumed from tlie soil by tlie crop. Hainfall is re- corded by the farmer and the moisture consumed by the crop is measured by evaporimetcrs sel up at a number of locations throughout tho irrigalion dis- trict. Each farmer using the irri- galion scheduling program will receive a notice of tho amounl of rainfall and moisture used by the plants during a given week. The amount of moisture in the soil at the end of the week is equal lo lhal al (he begirt ning, minus the net moisture used during the says Mr. Heywocd. "When the amount of mois- ture in Ihe soil drops below 50 per cent, the crop is starting to suffer moisture stress and irri- gation should start immediately. "Proper irrigation will just replace the moisture needed." Ife says knowing the mois- ture conditions of each crop permits an estimation of loss from individual fields. This per- mits (he farmer lo decide which crop should be irrigated first. '110 concern nj A general lack of soil mois- ture reserves "is of no great concern right according to officials of the Lelhbridge Re- search Slation. E, H. Hobbs, soil science en- gineer at the research station, said, "any decent spring precip- itation puts us back into Ihe picture." Mr. Hobbs said the soil mois- ture reserve last fall was down and tlie winter precipitation has been far below normal. He stressed that spring mois- ture would prevent any prib- lems but if the lack of precip- itation continues, farmers could be in some difficulties. He said the snow pack in the Police training questioned Is current police training adequate? This topic will be presented by Dr. J. Keith Henderson, dir- ector of law enforcement at Weber Slate College, Ogden, Utah, at a Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs mset- ing Thursday at Sven Erick- sen's Family Restaurant. Dr. Henderson is in Leth- bridge participating in a work- shop on police community re- lations with the Lelhbridge Community College. He spent lliree years with Ihe Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, four years as cri- minal investigator with tlie Los Angeles County district attor- ney's office, and three years in the Supreme Court in Los An- ge'.es County. now mountains is about one-thirti what it was last year, adding that there will bo little runofl from the foothills east. The reasin not too much con cern is being expressed about the lack of winter moisture is that it doesn't add very much to the soil moisture resei said Mr. Hobbs. "The majority of it evapor ates, especially in Southern Al berta, when the warm Chinook winds are he said He said if the present condi tions persist, farmers shouk seriously consider where they plant their crops. "If the moisture level re mains iow, farmers should no plant crops on stubble lane They should use fields whic have been in he said. "This can hange dramatica' y if there is enough precipita tion this spring." killed Sunday when he fell from an oil rig where lie was work- ing, near Rocky Mountain House. INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, end BUSINESS RETURNS MILO DOUGLAS 917 27 Street 'A' N. 1 Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7lh STREET SOUTH AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAP MEDICAL DENTAl BIOG. Lower level PHONE 327-282? s home ever since. For the last four decades, e's been rolling out of bed at a.m. to make sure the city's Mbertans are delivered. He Iso reported Lethbridge news or 25 years. I used to go down lo the ourfliouse; I would write down ames and dates, the rest of he story I would memorize. I'd ave my wife write H, then I vould phone it in." At the end ot this month, omebody else will be getting ip at 3 a.m. to see that the Al- bertan's 12 carrier boys are gel- ing the Albertans de- livered. Nat and Mrs. Herman will be Israel visiting one of their daughters, Beverly, and son-in- aw Toby Brandley and their our eliildren. Tlie trip's only or a month or so, though. "I wouldn't leave Lethbridge !or the says Nat. A dinner honoring Nat Her- man's long service, will be held >y Ihe Albertan at Sven Erick- sen's Family Restaurant today. SPECIAL! SAMSON-DOMINION DUALITY ELECTRIC BLENDER For the parly fliver, 7 speed rotary speed control, 52-01. impact resistant con- tainer, stainless steel cut- ting blades. Colou poppy end wedge wood blue. Reg. Special 26 Phone 327-5767 Downtown WATCH AND WAIT FOR cypi DON'S t? PROMOTION SALE I DAY ONLY THURS., MAR. 22nd 516 3rd Ave. S. Next to Bank of Montreal 2508 2nd Ave. N. TUESDAY, MARCH 20th Due So Renovations on the Premises, there will be NO SALE at the Auction Barn TUESDAY, MARCH 20. WATCH FOR SALE TUESDAY, MRCH 27 AT WHICH TIME A FINE SELECTION OF FURNITURE AND USED MERCHANDISE WILL BE ON OFFER. Thank You FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUCTION BARN Phone 327-1272-2508 2nd Ave. N. ;