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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuniloy, Wovf-mbrr )4, It72 Ric SWIHART Ljcut n Ajuong Uie recent high level discussions about Die rights of lluUeritcs lo buy land and tlie corpora- tions not lo buy, the results of the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto arc talcing second position. The Chinook offers a lip of Hie stetson lo Marilyn Lebsack oC Vulcan for winning the reserve world wheat championship. Her sample was narrowly nosed cull by Ihc firsl ever British entry lo win the cjonipc- lil.ion. Judges indicated the Canadian entry lacked .size and color lo a slight degree. K. K. Asher of S and A Seed Farms of Brooks was the only other Alberlan to win an award. He copped the world title for pedigree forage seed lie won for his entry. Canadian farmers continued to dominate the ma- jority of the seed classifications but fanners from olliei countries did manage to make an impression. Alex Blackball of Scotland look the world barley championship for (he 3rd consecutive year. .John Har- bison of Russellville, Indiana. I'.S.A. took the world car corn championship, lie was the only U.S. winner in Hie eighl categories in field crop judging. In random order, other Canadians lo win cham- pionship wards were Leslie Ycllowless of Enni.skillen, Onl. for oats, Charles McCullough of Carmen, Man. for flax, Tom Russell of Scafoilh, Onl. for liny. H. II. Wilson of St. Thomas. Ont. for soybeans and Frank Jacobs and Son of Foxwarrcn, Man. for rve For those who think entering a .sample of grain in the Royal Winter Fair is child's play, try it once. The selection process for Mrs. Lebsack look heller than a month of intensive work. Mechanical aid slopped once the 100-acre field was swathed. She then bundled the grain and stored it in a shed for two weeks lo cure. After cured, she stomped on Ihe bundles lo thresh Iliem. To rid Ihc grain of chaff, she it from pail lo pail in Hie wind. She then screened the grain thnuigb a series of screens to clean the sample The real work began when she started selecling jjpprnpriale kernels by the use of She went mer the entire pile of grain five times before the 10-pound sample was complete, The .second annual Uocky Mountain Lives lock Show and Sale will kick off at the Lelhbridge Kxinbi- tion Pavilion Dec. 4 and run lo Dec. 9. This year il is being nin in conjunction with Ihc fall show and sale of the Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Association. There are 72 entries for the Aberdeen Angus judging, 65 Ilerefords, 3C Charolais. and 13 Shorthorns. Six carcasses will be judged under a government classification. Organizers expect 20 head of Brown Swiss animals lo be entered also. Charolais, Brown Swiss and Shorthorn will be sold. They are slated lo be shown al. 7 p.m Dec. 5. With Die joint aspect of this year's show, the win- ners for Ihe Rocky Mountain portion will be selected first for Angus and Ihe cattle breeders port-inn follow- ing on Dec. 6. This starts al 7 p.m. The cattle breeders association Ilerefords will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 with the Rocky Mountain Ilerefords shown al 7 p.m. Ihe same clay. All cattle will he sold Dec. 0 starting at 11 a.m. The Angus females, followed by Hereford females will slarl Ihe sale. Angus bulls ami Hereford bulls will be next. There arc 35 Angus and 111 Ilerefords on offer. Immediately following the cattle,