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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE teTHBRIDGE HERAID Novombor 26, 1970 Plants shape own root environment tests by local researchers show Dr. J. L. Neal, Dr. T, G. At- kinson, and Dr. Ruby Larson, all scientists at the Lethbridge Re- search Station, have demon- strated that plants can shape .he environment around their root systems, and in effect, niild a defence system against disease. The findings came as a result of experiments being perform- ed at the station concerning in- fluence plants can have on their immediate growing zone. The scientists were able to change the influence a wheat aiant exerts on living organisms to the rbizosphere, the thin lay- er of soil surrounding the plant. In the experiments the team transferred a pair of chromo- somes from one spring wheat variety to another. One variety was susceptible to root rot dis- ease and the other was fairly The resulting variety with the substituted chromo- somes was resistant. It was found that the trans- ferred chromosome apparently bad an important controlling in- fluence over microbial activ- :ties related to soil fertility. The scientists then isolated bacteria from the rhizosphares of resistant wheat plants, sus- Filipino songs, dances, offer colorful charity program Medicine Hat to host Saturday event Filipinos plan native production Atoui 60 Filipinos from throughout southern Alberta will be presenting an evening ef their native dances and folk gongs in Medicine Hat Satur- day at p.m. The production is directed by Lethbridge school teacher Ben galcedo, and will be held at the St. Mary's Elementary-Junior High School in the 'Hat. The group intends to hold a fimilar performance in Leth- bridge in January, with pro- ceeds likely going to mental health or another charity. They also hope to perform in Cal- gary. Filipino costumes and Philip- pine Islands cultural heritage will be featured in the two and j one half hour production. Filipino and Canadian ver- sions of Christmas carols and other music will be included in the program, stylized flashes of rural farming activities in the more than islands will be danced and about 20 slides of actual Philippine Islands scenery will be shown. Mabuhay "a hearty wel- come" in the major Tagalog dialect of the islands, is a gen- eral theme for the production, which entwines the traditional Philippines and newer Spanish influences which have combined to give today's Filipino cus- toms their unique flavor. Halina't Magsaya, Kuratsa Leyte, Einasuana, Ba- lmy Kubo, Chitchiritchit, La Jota Moncadena, Panchita, Ha- banera Botolena these are names of the music in dancing and in songs to be presented. Courtship dances, a "dance of the dances in which glasses of wine and lit candles are held in the hands and on the head without spilling wedding dances and many oth- ers are included. More than 300 Filipinos live in southern Alberta most of them school teachers, nurses and in other professions. This is their first venture into local 'Lethbridge on menu of twin city in Quebec A restaurant in Lethbridge's twin city of Saint Laurent, Quebec, has added a new dish on its Steak. Apparently the idea is an ad- vertising gimmick, hinging on the popularity of western beef. City hall officials at Loth- bridge were unaware of the in- cident, but say any advertising done lor the city of Lethbridge is fine with them. Weekend Specials Cherry Pies. ......Nd, 59H CHOCOLATE CHIP Cookies 3-1 d0z. s mm ,00 Westminster Plaza Phono 327-0377 Prop. FRED and ALEDA HESS "FRED'S OM THE LABEL MEANS QUALITY ON THE TABLE" Racing driver coming here December 7-8 Indianapolis 500 racing veter- an Chuck Stevenson will be fea- tured speaker at Lethbridge high schools Dec, 7 and 8, in a special highway safety pro- gram aimed at school students. The program, now in its 17th year nationally, is sponsored in Lethbridge by The Lethbridge Herald. Mr. Stevenson will speak at the Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute Dec. 7 at a.m.; at Winston Churchill High School Dec. 7 at p.m.; and at Catholic Central High School Dec. 8 at a.m. The program's major pur- pose is to arrange school as- semblies to impress on students the responsibilities they must assume when they obtain a driver's licence. There arc three major points Mr. Stevenson plans to em- phasize: mental alertness, courtesy to other drivers and safe mechanical condition of the car. ceplible ones, and ones to which the chromosomes pair had been transferred. They found 20 per cent of the isolated bacteria from both the resistant plants and the the transferred chromosomes were antagonistic to the fungus causing root rot. On the other hand, none Use bacteria examined from the rhizosphere of the were antagonistic to fungus. The scientists believe then discovery could have importao meaning in Canada's search foi a method to combat root rot. Danger of pollution czar is stressed by Henderson province. H 0 N f 0 N Alber-alth Minister pollution control, ne sara, policy, programs and enforce- son Wednesday An autonomous body of es to the Alberta able to formulate its own ommittee On and programs and with meeting in power to enforce that pol- dangers of a "pollution o control pollution in the would not be in the best interests of the public. It is essential that the re- lying to a for enforcement re- 10 floor that the with the government, unent Conservation is elected by the people should be given powers irce policy regarding pol-control, Mr. the province and answerable to them. An independent body "tends to become God, an- ich a move would be to no he said. ent with the principles locralic government. e ore three basic conservation authority would be an advisory body, he said. Final policy formulation Mental health programs scored by ORRPC member A. W. Ulrich of Vulcan, mem- ber of the Oldman Hiver Re- gional Planning Commission, feels southern Alberta's mental health care programs are "20 jears His remark at Wednesday's meeting of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission A as sparked by a letter the commission received from Dr. Scott Angus, an official of the Southern Alberta Regional Mental Health, Planning Coun- cil. In the letter Dr. Angus re- iterated past requests for more hospital space for people re- quiring mental treatment. At the present time, Leth- bridge's only facilities for the treatment of mental patients is one small room in the Leth- kridge Municipal Hospital. The mental health council has been granted for the construction of a psychiat- ric unit in the municipal hos- pital. The new facilities will provide 21 beds. The council apparently feels the added beds will still not prove satisfactory, and recent- ly requested an entire psychiat- ric wing built onto the hos- pital. James Henderson, Alberta's minister of health has not ap- proved the request. The ORHPC has passed the mental health council's requests to its housing and social devel- opment committee for further. study. Also at .last night's ORRPC meeting, two new memberships were approved the Munici- pal District of Taber and the village of Warner. Public relations director appointed by LCC students Barbara Kimoto, a first year business administration student at the Leffibridge Community College has been appointed by the college students' council as its public relations director. Miss Kimoto, who is also the council's business administra- tion representative, has orga- nized a staff o? 10 other stu- dents, mostly from the college's business and commercial de- partments, and will promote college activities both on and off campus. She says she hopes to show southern Alberta what college students do, to change the "slightly tarnished" image the college council fears they are getting. Another goal, Mss Kimoto production of their Philippine entertainment, and they say they plan to continue. They have made their own costumes and with the excep- tion of the production expenses, all proceeds from their Satur- day performance will go to the Georges P. Vanier School for Retarded Children in Medicine Hat. Tickets are available at Leis- ter's. Hembroff returned Vaughan Hembroff was re- elected president of the Leth- bridge YMCA at the annual meeting held Wednesday at the Y. Tom McNab will serve another term as treasurer and the general secretary is Ken Spence. Additional personnel have agreed to serve on the board of directors. Appointed Sept. 1 were Al Brewer, Don Calder, Bill Johnson, Joe Kenwood, Bob McGregor, Roger Meint- zcr, Ken Moriyama, and Dr. Don Wilson. NOT UNCOMMON Estimates place the number of cerebral palsy victims in Canada at about INVESTIGATE OUR LEASING PLAN! Business firms, executives, salesmen, and professional man are finding (hat leasing is o sound idea. lease A Brand New CHEVROLET, OtDSMQBILE, CADILIAC, CHEVEUE, MONTE CARLO, CAMARO OR VEGA or certain models CHEVROLET TRUCKS. For camplefo information BENY AUTOMOTIVE ENTERPRISES ITD, Boris Koreshcnkov. Insurance and leasing representative 2nd Ave. and 8th Street S. Phone 327-3147 school students the values o! at- tending LCC. She hopes LCC student clubs, individual students, fac- ulty members and various LCC schools and departments will keep her informed of their ac- tivities so she and her group can pass on the information to others in the college, and to the LehbrMge news media. ST. JOHN INVESTITURE I. N. Roller of Lethbridge recently was received into the Order of St. John of Jerusalem at ceremonies in Edmonton. Mr. Poster, shown above being invested by Canada's Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener, was president of ths lelhbridge council of the St. John Ambulance Brigade for nine years and has instructed in first aid for more than 30 years. GOSPIL MiiTING CHURCH OF CHRIST 2IST AVE, S. LttHBRIOGI Theme -'DENOMINATIONAUSM VS Blili SPEAKER NORMAN W. FISK TONIGHT THRU SUNDAY TONIGHT AT P.M. CONGREGATIONAL SINGING NO COUECTIONS Alta-Fresli returns Ericksen Sven Iricksen o! Lethbridge was re-elected president of Alta-Fresh Produce Ltd. fol- lowing the annual meeting at the company plant at Taber Wednesday. The five shareholder-elected directors are Mr. Ericksen. A. C. Anderson and C. W. Mowers, all of Lethbridge, and Ed Fong and Ron Colleaux of Taber. Max Field and Robert Malone of Calgary represent Marathon Realty on the board, and Edward Shimbashi of Barnwell and Morris Taguchi of Shaugtaessy represent the company's original group of growers. The directors elected Mr. An- derson vice-president and Mr. Colleaux secretary treasurer and manager. The plant re-opened last month after two years of in- activity. It has an arrange- ment with the Sun-Alta potato processing plant at, later whereby it grades and sells baker and No. 1 potatoes for the fresh trade, out of Sun- Alta's bin-run supplies con- tracted from Tatar area. gro in the Impairment fines levied Lucille Agnes Rainbow of Lethbridge and Barrel Brass of Diamond City were fined and respectively when each pleaded guilty in magis- trate's court in Lethbridge to impaired driving. and enforcement must remain in the public, political arena. In his opening remarks-to the meeting Mr. Henderson noted that "multiple utiliza- tion" of resource areas was the only logical approach to take. There are those, he said, who want no resource development in certain areas, such as the foothills, but this is not eco- nomically feasible. Some development must oc- cur, he said. The problem was to keep the pollution within tol- erable levels. Pollution is a relative prob- lem, he said. "We must achieve a balance between development and pollution. Clean water, for example is technically feasible but not a practical objective. The target was to keep the pol- lution within the regenerativB capacity of the river involved." Board sees equipment for ETV A representative of the Shi- boden Electronics Company demonstrated uses of educa- tional television and some of the equipment the company has available, to the Lethbridge public school board Tuesday, Vic Fortinski, who works from Calgary, told trustees a ntsjor probelm all ETV firms have is convincing their buyers that television "has uses out- side of the idiot box programs they are accustomed to at home." He said television could be used as an economical and valuable teaching tool by teach- ers trained in its use. Teachers can use the equipment in. the classroom to focus on a partic- ular object, or demonstrate a technique or experiment, or to record a field trip for later de- tailed analysis and many other purposes. Other uses include of regular television shows for replay in school hours such as the documentary specials produced by the National Geo- graphic and Jacques Cousteau; replay of programs available from a department of education tape library; and replay at programs recorded previously by the teacher or other teachr ers. The public school board Is seriously considering extensive investment in educational tele- vision equip ment in city schools, which would likely in- clude at least one camera, one videotape recorder and several television receiver seta in each of its 15 schools. Dr. Gerry Probe, public schools director of personnel and material resources, has been researching the EfV re- quirements for schools for some time, and will likely pres- ent a report to the board in a few weeks. Blood clinic next week The December Red Cross Blood donors clinic in Leth- bridge will be held in the Civic Sports Centre next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS IINED WATER HEATERS 512O AND UP Phone SALES POSITION LEADING CANADIAN APPLIANCE MANUFACTURER requires SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA Ths man we ore seeking should be befwesn 23 end 35 yean old, married and niusJ be prepared to in leibbridgc. The successful applicant should be prepared fo work with minimum lupervision. by >olary, commission and expensai. Excellent opportunity for advancement. Riply Giving Complete Resume Giving Education, txpanftnee Etc. To: 10X 84, HI8ALD ;