Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
50 THE LETHBRIDCI HERALD Wedneirfoy, Novrmljer 8, 1972 SEARCH FOR WATER Crowds of Indians watch as a Canadian crew sinks a drilling rig Into the dry earth of a village In the Hydera- bad region. Doug Stevenson and his crew of four Canadi- ans and 90 Indians have been working for more than a year applying a Canadian system of locating groimdwatcr. Their discoveries could turn barren land into productive farm- land. Farmers return flour milling to stone age By JIM NEAVES BASSANO, Alia. (CP) Several farmers in this south crn Alberta area have re- turned flour milling to the slone age. Plagued by problems since its inception a year ago, Al berta Grain Processing Co-Op Ltd', now faces a bright future as consumers become aware of the advantages of stone- ground flour compared with conventional flour. Growing concern among consumers about chemical ad- ditives has spurred sales and new markets are growing. 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If you've ever thought of sewing as a lestlrycna, of these maeWnes-we know you'll change yourmlndl _ Smpspns-Sears best value.- AVaffaklofrem eosfllu'Mast In Canada through alt Simpsons-Sean (tores end selected catalogue sales olllces. Bits V8iy special offer Is the Elncerest effort Simpsons-Sears can mate lo bring you merchandise that combines quality uUh the lowest possible price. HEAD GUARANTEED 25 YEARS Electrical tarn 2ycarc Sawing Machines Simpsons-Sears you gel Iho finest guaranlco Mtlificilon or roomy refunded delivery nur storo-lo-door sorvlca tvQins wilh Ihosnlo- proiocls you ovory STORE HOURS: Open Doily 9 n.m. to p.m. Thursday tind Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231 ality Costs No More at Simpsons-Sears tor, says the plant can pro- duce 25 tons a day but re- cently had to close for 35 days when slocks out-distanced or- ders. Now, the stocks have been depleted and "we have orders for [ar ahead." Initially employing two per- sons, the reopening probably will mean hiring a staff of up to five or six, he said. MORE MONEY ASSURED Financing has been a prob- lem in addition to proper management. The five directors, all area farmers, provided to- ward the plant and the balance came from the provincial government's co- operative branch in the form of a guaranteed loan. "But our biggest problem was that we put too much Into capital and didn't put enough aside for operating Mr. Schaffer said. Now with new financing as- sured, the firm also plans to produce cereals from cracked hard spring wheat, cracked durum and blended grains. In conventional flour the wheat germ is removed to ex- tend shelf life. The germ con- tains high quality protein and most of the vitamins and min- erals which are added chemi- cally to conventional flour, milled at high speed. The shelf-life of the stone- ground flour is at least one year, made possible through the use of special cleaning equipment and the grinding process itself which blends the wheat germ evenly. "The cool, slow rubbing of the grain between thick gran- ite stones rubs the germ oil evenly through the flour which means there is no con- centration of oily flakes to ox- idize and become rancid." WHEAT HOMEGROWN Mr. Schaffer said most of the wheat used at the mill is provided by district farmers in this area, 00 miles east of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway, who do not use agri- cultural chemicals such u fertilizers or herbicides. Unlike conventional white flour, no preservatives added lo slone-ground flour. The Research Council of Al- berta helped the firm with preliminary economic feasibil- ity study and provided techni- cal information on wheat processing and flour milling. The University of Alberta's household economics depart- ment contributed many of the recipes that are in each hag of flour. Pricing at the retail level Is one area over which the firm has no control, said Mr. Schaffer. "We supply five-pound bags in Calgary between 53 and 55 cents and suggest a retail price of 09 he said. "But Canada Safeway are charging 05 cents for the bag, about 30-p e r -c e n t markup." NOT AFTER VOLUME Mr. Schaffer said the Safe- way attitude "appears to be that if the consumers want it, that's what they'll have to pay and I don't think they cars about volume He said a biscuit manufac- turer in Edmonton has agreed to act as a broker, Belling in northern Alberta and Saskat- chewan. Mr. Schaffer said most of the future production will be marketed in 100-pound bags and there are plans to add a 10-pound package to the line. The firm initially packaged the product, sold under the name Alberta King, in Eve, 25, 50 and 100-pound bags. In Edmonton, a department store is selling 25-pound bags at 52.75. So far, the original investors haven't had much of a return on their money. "We're not yet to the break-even point, but If things continue this way for the next three or four months, we'll reach that Mr. Schaf- fer said. HE FELL FEET AND LIVED THROUGH IT PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Bob Hall knew he would be dead in a matter of seconds. Screaming and kicking, he was falling from an airplane at more than 100 feet a sec- ond, his main and reserve parachulcs strung out in tan- gled ribbons above him. The 19-year-old student sky- diver slammed into the run- way at 60, possibly 80, miles an hour, authorities said. But a few seconds later, he rose to a crouch. His nose was pulverized against cheeks and his front teeth poked through his lips. He suffered no other injuries. "I don't remember pulling the dummy (main chute) rip- cord carried for training or the reserve he said later. "I do remember look- ing up and seeing the chute was what we call a bad chute. Then I must have hit. Al- though I just can't remember hitting the runway, or any pain, I can remember getting up. I can't remember feeling blood, seeing the ground or where the parachulcs fell." Hall was taken to hospital, where doctors worked on his nose and teeth. That was three weeks ago. Surgeons say his teeth have been reimplanfed and will be saved. A plastic surgeon is rebuilding liis nose. Hall and his instructors say Hall apparently deployed Ms reserve chute as he left the plane at feet. Although neither canopy blossomed, one contained a tiny bubble of air wlu'ch apparently saved his life. He says he will jump again. PROBLEMS FOR ALLENDE Troops and police art) keeping an uneasy peace between bitterly-opposed Chilean political factions after President Salvador Allendc said the counlry would not bo paralysed by a week-long protest stoppage by employers, Santiago, tho capital, and Iho province of Valparaiso, which includes the country's major port, oro under curfew. Tho strikes bogan as a pro- test against a protest against a government plan to set up a tlolo-run transport syilem in the south. The army, now in conlrol ol 19 of the country's 25 provinces, show- ed it was taking lho threat of violence from extremist! seriously by maintaining armed guards on key buildlngi.