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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UKBSIDGE HERALD Friday, Match 10, 197S LsViSV' SsM'X'y; Volume 1954; 1969: A Scries Sharp Growth Pattern At Ducan Plant By STAX FRUET Ihe original partners in the Herald Stalf Writer firm but after a year, Peler Pastcor, who started as an Two Dutch immigrants came employce ot Ducan L Pnnsrtn in 1 (KJ Kt-AiinKl i out ar.d went into partnership with liis father. At their first located in a vacated prisoner of war camp building on 5th Are. N., Klaas and Peter along with Jake Tains, who is still with the firm, turned out combine, hinder and swa'hcr canvases, made lo order for any typo or make cf machine. They also made tractor covers, irrigation canvas and waterproof tarpau- lins. Today they supply to Canada in 1954 with them an if.dustry essential to the faniiei. The Ducan Canvas Factory, since chajiged to Duean Indust- ries Ltd., officially opened in July of 1954 and offered Leth- bridge an industry unique to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Ducan, a combination of Dutch and Canadian, was the name chosen bv Klaas and Peter Paslcor. With them they brought from Holland the tech- nical know-how to manufacture agricultural canvas. 11. H. K. Bolhuis was one of ren' BEEHIVE OF ACTIVITY Shown here are three phases of operations or Ducan Industries Ltd., Lethbridge. Tap left, plant workers cut foam rubber sluffina and insert it into mobile home furniture components. Top right, ladies sew the be used in covers for travel trailer cushions. The bottom photo shows the rubber agricultural can- vas production line. This was the original product of the plant when it started 16 years ago. Model UN At Collegiate March 30-31 The United Nations General Assembly is coming to Leth- bridge. ASPHALT PAVING iivj Trill FCTQUD lULUilKUr SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. ltd. PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 At leasl a very aclive facsi- mile of the world peace keep- ing body will work through hypothetical siluations March 30 and 31 when 120 students from British Columbia, Sas- katchewan, Montana and Al- berta meet in a Model UN As- sembly at the Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute. The assembly, sponsored by the World Affairs Club at LCI, will hold bloc meetings in the morning sessions both days, v.ilh bloc leaders from Ihc Uni- versity of Lethbridge assisting. Assembly discussion takes place in the afternoon, with OF CALGARY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES IN UNDERGRADUATE FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS FOR 1970-71 WINTER SESSION C OUR SB. CONTINUING STUDENTS of tha University are required (o register in courses for the next Session prior to leaving ihc ca-tipui In April. Commenting March 23, should register as intlkulcd below. Arls ancf Science Fine Arls Education Business Edueallon In the Department offering their major field of s irdy. in the Faculty Office. See Fciuliy announcement on campirt for limes and location in the main lobby of Ihe Edjcalio.i Building, Vi'ednesa'oy, March 25. Any thangs of rcgisiroiicn nctessitoied by uisolfi- factory Jn ihe current year's programme showld be made during ihe summer rronihs. NEVr" STUDENTS fo University may rtgislor (5 Bourses only offer iJicy have applied for admission at the office, Rm. 133, Arts Adminislrarion Building. Dr. G. 0. Eain. Accepts Post Dr. Gordon 0. Bain, born in has been named chairman, department of path- ology, faculty of medicine, at the University of Alberta. The appointment of Dr. Bain was announced recently by Dean W. C. MacKenzie of the faculty cf medicine and is effective Sopt. 1. Dr. Bain will serve a succeeding Dr. J. Vv. Macgrcgor. He received bis certification in pathology from the Royal Col- lege of Physicians ar.d Surgeons of Canada in 1956. he general public inviled valch the proceedings. Each country is represented by two students, and the as- icmbly will decide pressing is- iues on Southern Rhodesia, the Uiddle East, and Korea. President of the assembly vill be R. S. Hubbard, assist- ant professor of education at U of L. Janet Weiss, a faculty member at U of L will Iw the "irst female secretary-general in Uie six year history of the event. Karen Kay, a sludent at LCI v.ill be the chairman. Pat Ma honey (Lib Calgary South) will he the featured speaker at the wind-up ban- quet. Donation The Lakeview Lions Cluh ol Lethbridge recently donated to the southern region, Cana- dian Mental Health Association The money is for purchase of office equipment. Temporary office space for Uie association has been pro- vided by mutual arrange- ment between the ladies' aux iliary ar.d Ihe board of the Lclh bridge Municipal Hospital. TITLE CHANGED the 100 per Canadian market; The cutting of fabrics and the frames for the furniture will continue to be made at Ihe main Ducan plant. Ducan supplies Alberta, Sask- atchewan and British Columbia with SO per cent cf the mobile home furniture and has grown into tlie largest manufacturer (if travel trailer cushions in Canada. Peter Pastoor, now president, said when he ar.d his father, who retired two years ago, came to Canada in 1954 tlrey had with them to start their own business in Loth- bridge. His falher owned a binder canvas manufacturing plant In Holland called Duzola, but when he sold it he couldn't bring the money to Canada be- cause of Dutch regulations. For the first two years of operation, raw material had to be bought in Holland and shipped to Leth- bridge. Today, lumber for their furni- ture and swathcr canvas is bought in southern Alberta and British Columbia. Most of the raw materials are bought from the U.S.A. and eastern Canada. With no textile milk in west- em Canada, printed fabrics for the cushions and furniture is bought from Montreal. vilh agricultural rubber walher canvas and 50 per cent of the market in the U.S.A. Besides swothcr canvas, Du- can has expanded its manu- acturing to include travel trail- er cushions and mobile home 'urniture. Cuslu'ons were intro- duced to llieir line in 1967 and 'iirruture in 196D. On February 16 of this year, Ducan Industries' Ltd. pur- chased Flexa-Hoppcr Ltd., at Kcnycn Field. Flexa-Hoppor's most noled production is a flexible, un- breakable grain hopper. It also manufactures Anderson rod weeders and chaff savers, and polyethylene core trays. The company has Ihe only polyethy- lene rotational moulder its type in western Canada. In April, tho mobile home furniture manufacturing divi- sion of Ducan will he moved to the newly acquired premises occupied by Flexa-IIopper. Mr. Pastoor said there is sufficient space at Kenyon Field to in- clude the two operations. Besides the furniture move, Ducan will begin manufactur- ing its own mattresses and box springs at the Flexa-Hopper plant. Water holding tanks and core trays for the mining in- dustiy will also be introduced to the Flexa-Hooper operation. Dairy Business In Montana Has Its Share Of Troubles GREAT FALLS Milk pro- ducers and distributors are in trouble here as well as in Al- berta. Although the slate milk con- trol board recently authorized a one-cent-per-quart increase, it will be opposed in the courts. The retail price in Great Falls is now 59 cents for two quarts. (Converting both the money and Building Jsteuotl City hall recently issued building permils in the amounl of to Bird Construction for erection of an addition to Susie Bawden School and for lo Rolco Properties ant Dana-Con Contractors for con- struction of a 32-s u i t e apart- ment building at 1G03 Scenic Drive. be volume to Canadian terms, that is 41 cents per quart. The >rice of homo milk in Leth- iridge 28 cents. (An increase las been applied for Ilirough out Alberta.) Yet milk can be bought at the Malmstrom Airforce Base in Great Falls for 35 cents for two quarts. The companies say they lose money on what the; sell to Malmstrom. An anti-pov erty organization argues tha Ihe public should not have trosent location at 5th Ave. and 10th St. N. they had to add another square feet in 'ront and square feel of storage space on the side. In its first year of mobile Tome furniture manufacturing, Ducan made C.OCfl suites. The number of cushions manufac- tured has exceeded year in the three years been in operation. Its high for one year in the manufacture of swather canvas reached Mr. Pastcor said Ducan expects to make to this year. Today the building and equip- ment is worth three-quarters of a million dollars. 00 per it has ART DIETRICH CDH. DENTURE CLINiC 5th SI. i. Ph. 32M09J Metropolitan Slori CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION COMMISSION The Canadian Radio-Television Commission announces the following decision on applicalions following its Public Hearing which was held in Vancouver, B.C., commencing on October 14, DKiiion CRTC 70-1 RENEWAL LICENCES The Commission grants a licence for Ihe following broad- coifing undertakings for the period April 1, 1970, ro March 31, 1973. Each licence will be subject !o lhi> condition! specified in ihe licence and to the Direction on ownership: CHEC t-ttfibridgt, Alberta CHEC-FM Lethbridge, Alberta CJLH-TV lethbridge, Alberfa CJIH-TV-3 Burmts, Alberta CJWP-TV-1 Walerton Park, Alberto CJOC lethbrMge, Alberta f. K. FOSTEK, Secretory. ANNUAL Lethbridge and District EASTER SEAL CAMPAIGN Your Easter Seal Contribution Goes to help not Only Crippled Children, But Adults, too. 1970 TAMMY DO MAID A ERICKSOSI ENVELOPES HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT TO ALL HOUSEHOLDERS Funds go for patient care for Crip- pled Children and Adults Supports Crippled Children's Campl, providing a holiday for the dtsoblsd, P.O. BOX 953 CAMPAIGN SPONSOHO IY GREEN ACRES KIWANIS CLUB UTHBRIDGE ;