Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, May 10, 1973 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 'Hoppers prime threat OTTAWA (CP) Grasshop- pers have replaced drought as the prime threat to Prairie crops this year. Statistics Can- ada reported Wednesday that the grain belt is faced with its "most serious threat from gras- shoppers in many years." Recent rains, however, have eased earlier concerns that drought would pinch production when grain and food prices are soaring in response to world shortages. The statistics bureau said in its first of six reports on crop conditions across the country and the first of 11 dealing with the Prairies that western mois- ture conditions have improved greatly following rains in late April and early May. But the mild winter, which initially brought concern about a possible drought, has also helped the grasshopper hatch. The bureau said the most heavily infested areas in Mani- toba are the Bed River Valley, west through Neepawa and Car- berry, north to Flumas and the entire southwest corner. PRAIRIES HIT In Saskatchewan, the central, southern and southwestern re- gions are all threatened. And the insects are reported heavy in three areas in Alberta; a sec- tion extending Nanton to Car- manguay, Vauxhall and Taber, south to Warner and east to Bow Island, Manybsrries, an- other in a line from Gleichen to Brooks and the Red Deer River and along the Saskatchewan border between Shuler and Al- sask. That aside, the bureau said a limited amount cf seeding has taken, place in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and all but southern Alberta, where operations have been under way for a month. Prairie seeding should be- come within a week. Cool weather has delayed pas- ture and weed growth and now, ironically, warm dry weather is needed in many regions. SENCOR Herbicide Really gets tough weeds: Barnyardgrass Fall panicum Foxtail Lambsquarter Lady's thumb Pigweed SENCOR will also provide some control of couchgrass (quackgrass) and yellow nutsedge. 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The Americans hope their bombing can stabilize the mili- tary situation until the rainy season next month, when Oam- bodias dry, dusty countryside will turn into a waterlogged swamp. But even if the government can get through, what happens when the rainy season ends? The Americans are banking on the ruling political council to do soms drastic reorganizing in a hurry. They say there now is a two- month supply of rice in Phnom Penh and that supply convoys are getting through from "the port of Kompong Som. Other Western sources say that the bombing, particularly on the eastern bank on the Me- kong River across from Phnom Penij, has created a new crop of refugees and cut the food supply, since many farmers abandoned their chickens, pigs and gardens when they fled. RIOTS PREDICTED "In six weeks we could have a serious said one Western diplomat. "It could give rise to rioting and plotting and a new regime." This apparently is exactly what the Khmer bodian their Viet Cong and North Vietnam- ese supporters want. "There's no reason for them to negotiate said a Com- munist diplomat. "They don't want to take Phnom many headaches. They will come when the people revolt against the present government. And I think that's definitely possible." Even many American diplo- mats have given up on the idea of peace talks. Lon Nol claims the anti-gov- ernment forces are North Viet- namese and Viet Cong. But Western military experts say 85 per cent of the enemy are Cam- bodian insurgents, both Commu- nists and supporters of the ex- iled Prince Norodom Sihanouk. In recent weeks, military sources said they have come to estimate the anti-government force at between and 000 mainline soldiers, with up to in support units. Speed limit ggested su to save gas WASHINGTON (AP) A too administration spokesman favors a temporary maximum highway speed limit of about 50 miles an hour as a way to reduce gasoline consumption in the United States. William Simon, deputy treasury secretary and chair- man of the government's oil policy committee, said Tues- day there was a speed limit of 35 miles an hour when gasoline was in short supply during the Second World War and it worked well. In a report being prepared for President Nixon on ways of reducing demand for petro- leum, Simon suggests: "Legislation requiring 50 miles per hour maximum speed on state highways and interstate might be required." I "Polaroid" is a registered trademark of Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Mass., Polaroid Corporation of Canada Limited; Doctor appeal turned down EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Supreme Court has dis- missed an appeal by Dr. John R. Jenkins, formerly of Alberta Hospital Oliver, and upheld a judgment rejecting his claim for for 9Vz months unpaid salary. In turning down the appeal, the appellate division of the provincial supreme court ruled Dr. Jenkins had received all the money he was entitled to under a release and resignation agreement between himself and the provincial government. Under the agreement, Dr. Jenkins received in damages, signsd written release and resigned his posi- tion with the government as of Dec. 31, 1971. He had been suspended March 15, 1971, on the grounds his performance of duties was less than satisfac- tory. WINE PRICES GOING OUT OF SIGHT EDMONTON (CP) The price of French wines may soon be beyond the average person's pocketbook and the Alberta Li- quor Control Board is looking to other parts of the world for supplies, a board official said today. Joe Forgione, assistant to the board, said: "It's a seller's market so far as France is con- cerned and prices are going out of sight." 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