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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, Novsmbsr 9, 19i4 Trade surplus shrinks OTTAWA (CP) Canada's surplus on foreign trade ac- counts shrank to million during the third quarter from million in the second quarter this year because of declining exports to overseas markets, Statistics Canada reported Friday. An million deficit on trade with overseas countries wiped out most of the million surplus Canada earned on its trade with the United States. In the second quarter, Canada had a million sur- plus in its overseas trade. During September, exports declined to billion from billion in August. Im- ports also contracted last month, to billion from billion in August. Contributing to the September export decline were lower shipments to the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States that were only partly offset by a small gain to other European Economic Community coun- tries. Shipments of wheat and auto products were reduced in September. Part of the reason for lower grain shipments was the lengthy West Coast grainhandlers' strike that was settled this month as well as the Great Lakes shipping strike, settled about mid- September. For the full nine months, total exports this year are up 28 per cent from 1973 to billion. However, imports have shown a 35.3 per-cent increase to billion in the nine months. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MACHINIST REQUIRED BY CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES CO. Picture Butte Factory Permanent position. per hour, 40 hour week approximately 9 months of the year, 48 hour week pro- cessing season approximately 3 months per year, lib- eral fringe benefits. Contact: CANADA MANPOWER CENTER 419-7th Street S. Lethbridge Phone 327-8535 Attention-Rod Lomas YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. Liberia GOVERNMENT Of ALBERTA CREDIT UNION COOPERATIVE EXAMINER EDMONTON "MANY BANKERS AND OTHER FINANCE ORIENTED AND AC- COUNTING PERSONNEL HAVE A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING" The Coop Activities and Credit Union Branch. Department of Agriculture requires examiners. Responsibilities of the ex- aminer will encompass the audit and examination of credit unions and coops to ensure their affairs are conducted in an approved and efficient manner. The successful applicant will also perform advisory tasks, and address arid attend meetings. Applicants for this position should have several years of related banking or accounting or credit union experience.. University grad- uation, preferably in business administration, commerce or a related discipline an asset. Salary S10.620-S14.268 Closes November 22. 1974 Competition number 6437-4 APPLY: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE MAIN FLOOR, CENTENNIAL BUILDING 10015 103 AVENUE EDMONTON, ALBERTA T5J OH4 OR: PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE ROOM 500, TERRACE BUILDING EDMONTON, ALBERTA T5K 2C1 HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR We require the services of an ex- perienced Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor. The applicant must have completed, entered or be willing to enter a recognized course in Hospital Housekeeping Supervision. Any person interested in this position, please apply in writing to: Personnel Director, Red Deer General Hospital, Red Deer, Alberta INDUSTRIAL SALESMAN Kootenay, B.C. Territory required by National Manufacturer and Distributor of Industrial and Institutional Products Residence in Cranbrook This outstanding permanent opportunity will appeal to the experienced salesman presently earning plus, continued dynamic growth insures excellent potential. Many com- pany benefits, successful selling experience essential, car required (station wagon Full training will be provided. Reply in writing giving full resume of educa- tion and experience, marital status, to: DIVISION MANAGER G. H. WOOD CO. LTD. P.O. Box 1890, Calgary, Alberta MANAGEMENT TRAINEE Excellent training program for an excellent position. Our unique Management training program follows a well planned comprehensive schedule provides you the best opportunity to develop quickly into a manager of a Con- sumer Finance Branch office. Liberal employee benefits and regular salary increases based on your progress. High school graduate. PACIFIC FINANCE 328 6th Street S. Lethbridge MAJOR OIL COMPANY requires LESSEE-DEALER For fully modern city service station. On main traffic route. Excellent potential. Please make written application, stating personal details to: P.O. Box 666 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 ftM City of Lethbridge Streets Engineer The City of Lethbridge requires a Streets Engineer, who will be responsible for the administrative and engineering functions of streets, lanes, side- walks, curbs, gutters, traffic and parking. SALARY: To per annum (1975 salary under review) dependent on qualifications and experience. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of two years experience in traffic and highway design and construction, and be reg- istered or eligible for membership in the As- sociation of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. Please direct confidential inquiries, with an outline of experience and personal data, to the Personnel Superintendent, City Hall, Lethbridge, Alberta. Applications will not be accepted after November 25, 1974. YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA OUTDOOR RECREATION CONSULTANTS EDMONTON The Department of Culture. Youth and Recreation. Recreation Develop- ment Division. Edmonton, has an immediate opening for two outdoor Recreation Consultants. Both positions will be responsible for all phases of outdoor recreation with special emphasis: for one position on services relating to camping, adventure programs and outdoor in- terpretation: the second position OP services relating to motorized recreation vehicle activities, aquatics and eauestrian programs. Re- quires University graduation, preferably at the Masters level, in recrea- tion and parks, resource development, forestry, physical education, biological sciences, or other related disciplines with considerable out- door recreation course work. A minimum of two years post manage- ment responsibility with experience in recreation research and plan- ning. Considerable personal knowledge and experience in outdoor recreation activities and computer programming experience is preferred Salary S12.012 to Sta.928. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Competition number 0681-4. APPLY: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE MAIN FLOOR. CENTENNIAL BUILDING 10015 103 Avenue, T5J OH4 OR: ROOM 500 TERRACE BUILDING EDMONTON, ALBERTA, T5K 2C1 The University of Lethbridge Invitee Immediate applications for ins position of FIELD COORDINATOR for a pilot project in Cooperative Studies In which students will engage 'n oTf-campus field work for academic credit in pariiei fulfull- menj of degree requirements in Arts and Science and Education The Field Coordinator is to assist and be responsible to Project Coordinator for the counselling, placement and subsequent supervision of siuoenis esrt'iipmmg In work field experiences. The Field Coordinator will also be responsible for the of potential cooperative studies work field experience opportunities with business. Industry, commerce and other appropriate agencies or institutions DESIREABLE QUALIFICATIONS The F'eld Coordinator should have a graduate degree in applied sciences, engineering or related disciplines with some practical ex- perience In the business or commercial areas It IS essential thgt this person possess 8 sensitivity iinpreclStipn for the vBluss of an undergraduate liberal arts university and be able to function comfortable within such an environment This person should be eb'9 to relate to undergraduate students from a multiple of academic disciplines and interests The position 3f Field Coordinator Is a term appointment and has been designated as defined in the handbook developed by the university for such categories Selg'-y and other terms of appointment will be commensurate with Quali- fications and experience Deadline tor Applications November 22 Mall applications with supporting documentation to- OR. E. Webklng, Coordtnetor Cooperative Studies The University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 STAFF C.A., C.A. FINALIST or SENIOR STUDENT Required by progressive Western Canadian Firm of Chartered Accountants. Location: Lethbridge For details contact: W.R.Jacobson Rudd, Goold Elliott Chartered Accountants P.O. Box 940 Lethbridge, Alberta FACULTY ADMINISTRATOR Required by the University of Alberta for the Faculty of Law. This is a re- sponsible position reporting to the Dean of Law. Duties will include faculty administrative organization; personnel administration; preparation of faculty budgets: control of expenditures, and preparation'of statistical reports; supervision of student record processing, admissions, preparation of course calendar, timetabling and student counselling on non-academic matters; liaison with the profession, university administrators and the public; and secretarial duties for principal faculty committees. Candidate must have a proven record of administrative ability with an imaginative approach to problem solving. Effective communi- cation both verbal and written is an important qualification. Present salary rnaxium to Interested applicants apply by comprehensive resume as soon as possible to: The Dean of Law Faculty of Law University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H5 COMPUTER PROGRAMMER Required by Farm Implement Manufacturer located within commuting distance of Lethbridge. Excellent opportunity for person familiar with PDP8E equipment and MNEMONIC language. Salary commensurate with experience and edu- cation. Above average fringe benefits. Submit resume to: Mr. M. Hayhurst Noble Cultivators Ltd. Box 60 Nobleford, Alta. TOL 1SO LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? CONSIDER A CAREER WITH TREASURY BRANCHES OF ALBERTA We offer you: A comprehensive training programme combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training leading through Branch Administration to Management. Advancement limited only by your ability and desire to succeed. Fully competitive salary and benefits programme. Our present commencement salary is per month. Desired Qualifications: High School graduates, preferably with some work ex- perience; however, this is not essential. An interest in people and a desire to be involved in a financial organization whose business has doubled in the last two years. If you are interested in such an opportunity and feel that you have the necessary qualifications, contact the Manager of your nearest Treasury Branch or write to: Mr. Terry Semeniuk, Personnel Officer Office of the Superintendent Treasury Branches of Alberts P.O. Box 1440 __________Edmonton, Alberta. T5J 2N6____________ COUNTYOFWHEATLANDNO. 16 pupils; 100 teachers) POSITION. Chief Executive Officer of the School (Committee REQUIRED. January 1. 1975. or sootier. Closing date of competition: Nov 15, 1974. DUTIES 1 Policy development in cooperation with School Committee Teacher performance evaluation for certification and icnurp 3 instructional 'esdf'Sh'D (directs Coordinator o1 Pro- Gram t Recruitment and Staffing assignment QUALIFICATIONS 1 Permanent Alberta leaching certificate 2 Five years Alberta teaching experience or equivalent 3 Alberta B Ed or One year ot post-graduate study or equivalent S Administrative experience an assel SALARY Wegtyliabte upon review erf qualifications 8 experience CONTACT: J. Superintendent of County of Wheatlend No. 16. Box 90, Slralhroore, (30 of Calgary) TELEPHONE: Strethmore-1-382-3321 Ei I rrn 1-2Z9-3164 Pheasants suffer several diseases By HAROLD VRIEND Alberta Fish and Wildlife 15th of 45 Pheasants, typical of all liv- ing things, suffer from a variety of diseases. However, diseases have never been recorded to have had an adverse effect on pheasants since they generally affect only birds of certain age classes or weakened birds which have been subjected to severe stress, malnutrition or crowding. For instance, in a poor production year, in which a large proportion of the hens are forced to renest, the reproductive stress of an ex- tended period of egg laying, incubation and brood rearing leave the hens with very little resistance. During this time period, a fair proportion of the hens are lost due to disease and predation. In the wild, pheasants are rarely found in over-crowded conditions and have a pretty clean bill of health. Disease outbreaks usually occur when animals are in close contact with one another thereby magnifying the possibilities of disease transmission. Pheasants do congregate on wintering areas, however, habitat conditions in conjunc- tion with weather are much more influential on the pop- ulation than is disease. Disease naturally affects the very young and very old individuals of any wildlife population. With reference to pheasants, young birds quite often die of disease during the first few weeks of their life es- pecially if they are subjected to heavy rains and cold weather. The chicks have not yet developed a full growth of feathers and during these periods become chilled and are extremely susceptible to disease. The condition of the birds environment plays an impor- tant role in the susceptibility of the birds to death by natural causes. Poor habitat conditions place the birds un- der a great deal of stress and they usually become weaken- ed and diseased and fall prey to a variety of predators. One must consider the role of predators in this respect, in maintaining a healthy viable bird population in relation to the available habitat and also the role of good habitat in maintaining a healthy and op- timal number of birds capable of withstanding predatory pressure. Viral, bacterial and fungial infections have all been noted in wild birds but never has an outbreak occurred which has limited the birds in any way. Diseases are much more prevalent in pheasants in a confined situation such as a hatchery. Some of the dis- eases include Newcastle dis- ease, encephalitis, fowl pox, avian cholera, tuberculosis, quial disease, botulism and pullorum disease. These dis- eases can be spread by a variety of means such as via mosquitoes, food, contact with infected domestic chickens, dust or water. Botulism has been a problem disease in many of the hatcheries. This disease is caused by acute food poison- ing due to a highly fatal toxin secreted by spore-producing bacterium. California had one outbreak in a hatchery which killed nearly pheasants. Hatchery techniques have been refined and have become more sanitary thereby dis- couraging transmission of the disease. Pullorum disease also oc- curs commonly in hatcheries. It is caused by micro- organisms invading the blood stream and usually affects birds less than 3 weeks old. It is of interest, since it can be transmitted from the carrier mother hen to the egg and may result in either increased hatchery mortality or an introduction of the disease into the wild via release of the carrier birds. Careful hatchery management, however can control the dis- ease. Pheasants also serve as hosts for a variety of parastic infections. Gapeworm, coc- cidia, capillaria and a variety of other internal parasites including protozoans, nematodes and cestodes infect the birds. Nutritional diseases, com- mon in confined animals, are of no consequence to wild pheasants. Pheasants have a highly variable diet and feed mostly on cereal crops which are an excellent nutritional source. The poor nutritional values of some foods in poor pheasant range may, however, be one of the reasons for lower pheasant pop- ulations there. In summation, diseases in wild pheasant populations have been recorded in the birds but by themselves, have never been a determining fac- tor in the birds population levels. Disease becomes a much more critical factor in a hatchery where large numbers of healthy birds easi- ly become diseased. In the wild, disease only affects pheasants after they have been weakened. The inr' of mortality as a resuL dis- ease corresponds closely with the habitat conditions. Disease is a natural phenomena in all living things, but under proper living conditions, diseases will never hold a wild animal population below the levels its habitat is capable of supporting. Next week: competition Inter-specific Water cancer study ordered NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Environmental Protec- tion Agency (EPA) ordered Friday a study of drinking water across the United States after reporting that the water New Orleans residents drink contains traces of organic chemicals that may cause cancer. The New Orleans study showed the presence of minute quantities of 66 organic chemicals in that city's drinking water, some of which may be hazardous to health. Uie EPA said. Russell Train, the EPA ad- ministrator, said in Washington that the study will "tell us how widespread and serious" the problem of chemical pollutants in water supplies is. Train said the study also will determine if the suspect chemicals are having any dis- cernible effect on public health. In New Orleans, Gorden Robeck of Cincinnati, director of EPA's Water Supply Research Laboratory, said, "there is no gross evidence to show there is an acute problem." CAREER "COME TO B.C." Programmer required for IBM disk system with experience in RPG II, salary negotiable, send full resume to personnel manager. BOX 669 CRANBROOK, B.C. ;