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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE UETHBRIDGE HERALD fuftday. May IS, 1972--------------------------------------------------------- CP Rail's N. R. Crump plans lorv Hj .IOK BAU.A Slan Wrilcr Now lliat N. R. 'Buck' Crump has retired as chairman and president of the Canadian Pa- cific Railway, he plans to catch up on the liislory of southern Alberta, particularly where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are concerned, III; Is not a stranger to the region, having served with the CPU at both Fort Macleod and Lcthbridgc, Tlie head of Canada's largest corporation served here from Jan. 1 In July 31, 1931, as fore- man of the Lcthbridge shops, nnd il was during llu's time ho learned much about the region And translated much of the re- gion's untapped natural re- source potential into terms of transportation. When the new shop foreman Tor Lellibridge arrived, the city was experiencing the worst winter on record to that date. The mercury dipped to 30 be- low on Jan. Regardless of the weather, Clie development potential of the soulh was just taking shape. The Crowsnest Pass, not in a coal mining boom, was nevertheless keeping occupied. Oil and natural gas .strikes throughout the south were cominR commonplace: places like the border country around Coulls, Spring Coulee, Lomond and over in the east country. There was talk of another Eugar factory in the south; one for (he Lelhbridge Northern Ir- rigation District. Wilbur McKcnzio was or- ganizing a livestock co-opcrar tivc for the Soulhem Alberta Co-op. Other livestock co-ops were also taking shape. W. M. Ncal, the then general manager of Ilic Canadian Pa- N. K. CRUMP still a westerner cific Railway, visited the city at the time and described the city and its region's economy as sound as clearings." But, the cattle market wasn't as robust then as it is today. Good butcher steers were sell- ing for to per hundred pounds, compared with plus per hundred at current prices. A native of flcvclstoke, B.C. and describing hinvt'U as a westerner, one of Mr. Crump's mementos of the south coun- try is Blood Indian Chiet Miko Mountain Iforse, presented to him by the chamber of com- merce in 1954. There was a new develop- ment in transportation during Mr. Crump's tenure as shop foreman here: announcement was made of the inaugiu'alion of CP air service. This would shorten airmail travel time be- tween the Lethbridge and New York City by many hours. After his brief apprenticeship in Lelhbridge, Mr. Crump never looked back. He climb- ed tlirough the ranlis of the motive power division and served in a majority of the centres in the West. His major jump to the top came in 1940 when 1m was ap- pointed CPU vice-president for all lines; he was then given the added responsibility of chief ex- ecutive officer in 194y. In 1955 he was named pres- ident, and chairman and pres- ident in 19Cil. After llis arrival in Lcthbridgc and during tho years thereafter, a close per- sonal friend was the lale 11. O. Long, former general manager of The Herald. And, now, after his full re- tirement laler this year at tho age of (ill, Mr. Crump plans to work on liis old gun collection collection that has many weapons associated with the history of the West. and MCPA use is up in Alberta9s cereal crops A tolal of million acres of Alberta cereal crops were fiprayed willi and MOP A (n 1971, representing a 21 per cent increase in the use of Uic.se chemicals compared wilh Ihe previous year. Lobay, hand of Hie pro- vincial department of agricul- ture's weerl control branch, Bay.s ticrcngrx was wio reason for this increase. Also, the heavy weed infestations has iic iv Larry Jorgenscn, former field crop specialist with tho Alhcrla department of agricul- ture and later secretary man- ager of the Alberta Potato Commission, has been appoint- ed manager of Pakwell Prod- uce I.lcl. anrl Vauxhall Foods Ltd., both of Vanxhnll, but wilh corporate looaled in Lclhhridjje. Tie Inhos over his new job n.s .soon as a successor is named to Hie commission. Mr, J o r c n s e n replaces Jack Uilchic, also formerly of I.oth- bridgo, who has resigned lor tic.nlLit nvisons. The new Pakwell manager Was i as lm mental in the forma- tion of the Alberta Potato Com- mission and lalor became its first manager. that had resulted from less spraying in and 1JT70 help- ed. Spraying was cut back in those two years because a short age ot cash and poor spraying weather. MCPA and continued to be the main herbicides usoxl on cereal crops because they con- trol a number of common brnad leaved woods, they nro cheap and they do not cause any problems when used at rec- ommended rates and applied on target. Mr. Lobay said that in addi- tion to the increased use of and MCPA in 197L, (here was a significant up- swing in the use of newer herbi- cides which are more effective against tho harder to control weeds. These Include the buck- wheats and smartwecds. Among (he newer herbicides are dicamha bro- moxynil (Buctiil M and Bro- minal dicliloroprop (Esla- prop) and trifluralin Last year also saw a sig- nificant increase in the use of TCA and dalnpon which con- trols tfrocJi foxtail in barley, oats and rapesecd. Tliis weed has been on I he increase in re- cent years. Mr. Lobay reports that research is cor.linning in attempt to find out whether TCA and other proilucls can be URM! to control green foxtail in wheat, crop.f. An increase In the use of tho wild oat control herbicides diallate (Avadnx) and barban (Ciirhync) was also recorded in 137L A lolal of -JCfi.DOO acres were treated compared with the previous year. According to Mr, Lobay, there is a trend in many mu- nicipalities towards the use o! selective soil sterilants on summcrfallow, pastures and non-cultivnted land as opposed to (hose which remove all vegetation. These newer products re- move persistent perennial weeds and leave the grasses to take over. They arc used un- der strict control. P i c 1 o r a in for example, must be applied by a licensed appli- cator or under his direction. All herbicides being user] to- day have been registered under the federal Pest Control Prod- ucts Act, This means that they have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe for tho purpose for which they were developed. Williamson in Taber Russell (Jamie) W.lhm- son has IIOCMI appointed the as- Kislant dull-id 'afiricHUuri.st nl A native of CnaldMc, Mr. Williamson aUcrdrd the Uni- versity of Lethbridgc and Uio University of Alberta. He has worked in Tal'Cr tin- der Murray Wilde since Dec. 1, 1971. POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKARD I remember when Peepers, the horse with the glass eye like myself, lost his faith. At first I wondered what Ihe heck I'd clone to him. He went off his oats. He just stood around cow-eyed, staring blankly. When I put the saddle on, he didn't even look in his rear-view mirror. He was sick all right. Then I realized he didn't believe in his glass eye any more. He was winking and blinking and losing his faith in himself. Now it was all gone, all used up. He was feeling lost and empty. Peepers didn't believe in his glass eye. Bending over at the ditch, to get a drink-, he'd seen a reflec- tion of himself. Thai was it! He thought he looked dumb. I put my arms around him. "Oh, I said. "What's got into you? You luiow I love you, glass eye and all." Peepers just stared at me. I said. "Look at your other eye It's a beautiful, big brown eye. When I look into it, Peepers, I know you're thinking beautiful thoughts." He just chewed, knocking the bit with his molars. Oh, yes, lie liad his own teeth. Oflen turned and nipped you when you were climbing on. I knew I had to give him a good talking to. "Sure your glass eye is I said, really let- ting him have it. "Sure, it's man-made, hand-crafted China pottery. But it's no good to you because you want to look like Tony, the wonder horse. "Do I look like Tom Mix? I shouted at him. "Am I crying and moping He looked me in the eye. I was getting through to him. "Don't grow grumpy and I told Peep- ers, speaking softer. "Don't go into a sulk just be- cause you ain't no Hollywood star. Forget your glass eye, and everyone else will forget il too." Well I guess my little pep talk helped the nag. Peepers started seeing things my way. He concentrated on his good eye, the good 50 per cent, or what was right with the world. He quit worry- ing about how he looked when the sun reflected off his phony orb. Peepers was enjoying life again, thankful he could see, happy to lake a gander al Ihe mares and sniff the alfalfa. It smells good when it's newly cut. Peepers liked living again, liked the other horses, not because they looked any belter llinn lie did, some had sway backs nnd so on, but because he was happy to belong to the horse race. Such variety at Birdseyo Ranch! Such wonderful marcs and geldings and stallions and colored horses and non-horses nnd so on. So many different horse personalities! No two alike! Peepers had recovered his faith. Like the guy shouted al l.he baseball umpire: "Thou hasl eyes to see but secisl Peepers doesn't believe in glass eyes. But they made him sec something else. Taber rodeo set for Victoria Day The annual Tuber Victoria Day Rodeo will kickoff Satur- day with a horse show and mid- way followed by an evening ca- baret. Gordon Hull, part of the offi- cial rodeo committee, said Sun- ay will officially start the ro- co festivities. Included in tho lunv bo Uraliman hull rid- '-g, saddle bronc riding, calf oping, bull dogging, bare back riding and little britches Shetland pony bareback rid- ing. It starts bolh days at p.m. Tho Monday rodeo card will oho feature [wny ciiuck wagou racing, pony chariot racing and ladies barrel racing. This will end the festivities at about All the rodeo activities will be held at the rodeo grounds in northeast Taber. The Canadian Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned events will have Reg Kesler stock for bucking horses, including Ro- deo News and Throe Cars. The parade will bo judged at 10 a.m. Monday with the mile- long show set to start al 11 a.m. Several out-of-town floats arc to be displayed with the lo- cal entries. Prizes will awarded in many sections. ;