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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I Farmers reminded to mark ballots LETHMIKMW JfJEHALP 7 farmers are again being given the chance to control the destiny of their operations It will soon be time 3 to Dec to mark ballots to decide once and for all how farmers want to market rapeseed in Canada No single farmer can use the excuse didn't know about the vote or what the vote was because the federal government has sponsored two information brochures and a ballot all wrapped up in one package to be mailed to all growers The case for open marketing of rapeseed has been prepared by the Rapeseed Association of Canada while the case for marketing of rapeseed by the Canadian wheat beard has been prepared jointly by the Sask- atchewan and Mani- toba Wheat Pools All farmers who have grown rapeseed two of the past three years are eligi- ble for the vote Any farmer not getting the information-ballot kit can write to George rapeseed marketing poll 190 Leighton Man R2KOJ2 Although this issue hasn t had the boiling point action of other agricultural dealings it is one that will affect thousands of producers Canada's rapeseed acreage has jumped from about acres to more than 5 5 million in just a matter of about 20 years and that's a lot of rapeseed Any farmer who doesn't mark his ballot and put on an eight-cent stamp should be branded large R on his forehead If at any time that farmer complains about rapeseed marketing he should be led down to Ric Swihart the nearest lake and thrown in The Toronto Royal Winter Fair is over for another year and a few Southern Alberta farmers have brought some glory back to this region with supreme efforts By sheer numbers of rib- bons and Frank Slezina of Coaldale has to rate as the big plus for Southern Alberta Frank has been raising purebred Aberdeen-Angus cattle at his South dm Angus farm for years and is a perennial winner at the granddaddy of agricultural shows But this year he out- did himself He picked off the grand champion bull award with the junior champion show animal before settling for the reserve champion female of the show He also won the breeder s herd group of four as well as the best pair of bulls award On the way to his first place he won two first place red one third two a sixth and a seventh place in individual class com- petitions In the market steer com- Frank won a se- cond and third place ribbon on his way to the reserve champion steer title Marilyn Lebiack of Vulcan won the world spr- ing wheat 00 tottj rescue Cullfgin water conditioners can clear up your water problems fart. Call us for a free water analysis and installation tsti- mate. Ask your neighbors about the won- derful benefits of filtered soft water CALL SM ion leu Mm RUjsr BBfnei beating another Southern Alberta entry from Mrs. Chris Dearloo of Granum who won the reserve spring wheat title In winter wheat Mrs Deurloo won the champion award with a sample of Wmalta winter a variety develpped at the Lethbridge Research Station. Husband Chris won the reserve champion title for barley In the 4-H section Kevin and Perry Lvchia of Nobleford placed first and second respectively in the any variety class In hay A and S Seed Farms at Brooks won the champion title for legume seeds Lavern Kurpjuweit of Seven Persons won the reserve champion hay title In horse Lucasia Farms ot Vulcan placed se cond in the Percheron brood mare class Bill Lucas then placed fourth in the purebred Percheron mare class and eighth in another class. In butter the Central Alberta Dairy Pool in Lethbridge placed in the first prize group for a sample of salted butter in a 14-pound box Silverwood Dairies Ltd. in Lethbridge placed in the second prize group for the same competition The Chinook gives a tip of the hat to all these Southern Albertans who successfully displayed their wares in world com- petition things have return- ed to normal around my house these days Jock has long since gone to canine heaven after more than' 16 years of companionship with this reporter A new addition has bless- ed my house She is Kristin Mary who arrived Nov 8 weighing in at eight-pounds 1 ounces I can 'only think back- to the compassion I learned from Jock and relate it to Kristin A background no young boy could have received And. cleaning up dog piles and wet spots during those first-trying months with Jock prepared a father's stomach for simriar chores with although they are neatly packaged m modem society's throw-away diapers I have to admit I didn't have to get up at 2 a m and 4am with Jock But that little gas pain from Kristin makes all the liKf vwtrth pvprvlhinu 3000 CALVES Dw. a.m. HEAD Ttare.. DM i.m. 500 HEAD Dw. l.n. SG8 HEAD FINALCALF SALE OF THE YEAR WEDNESDAY. Dec. 5-1 p.m. 600 HEAD Indudfaa 430 110 70 Hereford Anew Featuring 115 Reg. Hereford rtolng 2 Vr. J F Picture 1500 Dec. 12-1 p.m. 400 HEAD Listed to 290 20 20 Hereford 30 40 Red JRED HEIFERS 19-1 p.m. 325 LISTED TO DATE 210 55 Char- 60 Hereford -FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 30 -1 p.m.- New Breeds Roundup Supreme 20CMMiMF11973HiifirCllvil 150 SoteM Ciws finrwrtNd Al NorattMUi ud Mutt D'AgpHthM Sins. DECEMBER 7 -10 At The New A.L.C. AGRI-MART ALBERTA 600 BRED FEMALES Aberdeen Angus Angus Cross bred to Snrnental tt IMMMIM.J Sponsored by the ARM Aberdeen Angus Association. For Entry Forms Contact Ken Champion. Alberts or Fort Macteaod Auction. FOJEET om Kmum TUESMY SALB-AU A.M. Gtf Sato M Cat Ysv DM. ZOfe i CROSSROADS OF CANADA'S CATTLE BOX 690 FORT MACLEOD. ALBERTS 234 3315 Ken Hurlburt Brant Hurlburt AUCTION MARKET 004041 062044 BobDyck ROM Annett 062045 062043 ;