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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hovmtbtr LCTHMtOOC HCHAU Sky phenomena plagues a romance ELSIE MORIS Before the Second. World War when aircraft were still uncommon in our part of the country we children were naturally intrigued by these ingenious motor birds. A distant drone and the cry of was enough to send us dashing rat to observe that strange phenomenon of the sky. About this .time Jake Molnar dressed 'in his Sun- iajr with his swayback mare and an- cient buggy began to lay claim to our gate post every Sunday night. Sis who during the weeK walked about in careless sudden- ly dressed herself out of recognition for these pretending she real- ly wasn't expecting anyone there you are she would remark casually at the look- ing furtively down the road wondered where pou if she thought no one was would quickly pull the cur- tains aside and glance out. Before long our surroun- clothes and manners which had done us well up to were found wan- ting. doesn't someone scythe down these messy she'd point to the feathery yellow clover patches near the bouse. Someone eventually did leaving a bristly stubble. you have to slurp your or you wear those patched she'd harp. But-of all the our bare feet irked her the most. you wear shoes at least ob a asked in disgust. I asked naively. go without them yourself all on a why not Fred kicked me. you know That's when her mule driving beau comes to condemn the matchless Father remarked dryly from his corner. gets Jake where he wants to doesn't it goaded into defending replied day he'll get a car you'll all wish you Jake kept calling and seated primly on the living sofa kept glaring at us whenever we tried to enlist him in a game of checkers. The day arrived when he did buy a car Fred and I first saw it in his yard where he was proudly polishing its rusty rides. His explanation of the cylinders under the raised hood was completely lost in the unearthly din of the motor. But when we got home we forgot all about his car in our domestic crisis of Rover meeting up with a porcupine. Having finished our supper we were ab- sorbed in Fred's exciting account of the details. Father was drinking tea and with her none too clean toes was teasing the cat. Suddenly Fred paused and we heard a very loud and unmistakable roar. APPOMTMENT Dr David Hardwich has been appointed director of Agriculture Canada's En- tomology Research In- stitute He succeeds Dr W B. Mountain Fraser Hodgson A tale about fox farming B E ARIN G S ALL TYPES SIZES SEALS OIL GREASE ROLLER CHAINS SPROCKETS U-JOINTS MATERIALS HANDLING CASTERS INDUSTRIAL WHEELS BRONZE t URETHANE BUSHING STOCK V-BELTS ft SHEAVES SPROtlLE BEARING SUPPLY 543-30 St. North Ph. 328-6681 I never knew anything about fox or mink farming until the winter of 1934 There were several such farms around the town of Olds where we lived at that and I had heard how particular a keeper has to be caring for the creatures. Foxes don't take to being made pets like a wolf or coyote or some other they completely resent man and stay wild Special care has to be By MASTER CRAFTSMEN Featuring... IMPERIAL BLACK GRANITE Also... BALMORAL RED and OXFORD GREY GRANITE Lftfftst Stick if MMtfMs ii SMrthm AlbnU LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL LTD 325 8th St. LETHBRIDOE PttOiM 327-3920 We are the experienced consultants in PRE-NEED ARRANGEMENTS mainly when the pups are born. If a mink or fox mother is upset by out- side noises they will often devour their offspring. I learned a lot more that winter when I took on the chore job for a city dweller fanner Besides and I had 24 black foxes to care for Work was five in the morning to seven at feeding and caring for all the stock including the foxes They were in woven wire pens inside a high board fence about 100 feet square. The 12 pens were about eight by ten and six feet wired all around and also top and bottom A little 2- foot square box connected to the pen by a small was their sleeping quarters I had to give the foxes water each and about half a pound of and sometimes some dried bread or an Whenever I dpened the gate the foxes scooted into their boxes out of and stayed till I left. They were really wild and shy. The boss and a couple of fox men came along one and paired the creatures for the approaching breeding season The five males left over were put in one pen. I'm sure the bachelors didn't like but they couldn't do anything about it except howl. Next morning I found one dead in the bachelor the experts had made a one wasn't a male. She didn't last long with foir suitors. I got away from that job toward and decided if I never saw another fox in a pen it would be soon enough Maybe style demands that type of fur to satisfy some but as far as I'm concerned they will have to raise their or catch a wild one. Foxes smell too much I yelled. it's a low With Milles in the lead and Mother close behind at our heels we rushed out craning our necks to scan the empty mystified at the abrupt cessation of the racket. Even Father forsook his cup of tea. of declared Fred wide-eyed nice a voice behind us said. There was Jake in his Sunday clothes hoping to attract-Millie's standing proudly by his car alongside our house. We looked foolishly at him. know Father reflected thought- fully. some car you've got did you see Jake's Millie saw nothing. She was burrowing in the clover stubbie trying to hide her bare toes. TAKE THE BITE OUT OF WINTER WITH YOUR MtW you really can take the bite out of winter with Co-op Implements snow clearing equipment Its the equipment designed and built for the modern farm And its priced to fit your budget Keeping your driveway clear is easy with Co op Implements machines Here's how you can do it Buy our self propelled Snow available m either 5 or 8 H P models or Buy our garden tractor or 16 H P with a powerful snow thrower or a dozer blade attachment to fit. Then you can use your tractor for other work in the spring Either you've got economical equipment and by the way you can count on Co-op Implements service for every machine Act today. See your depot manager about good deal 927'Saaa P.O. Box j ;