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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 1HE L6THBRIDGE HERALD loewloy, Ric Tlie repeal of Ihc Communal Properties Acl by Ihe Lougheed government is complete and il is un- likely tliat a similar form ol. legislation will be bom in Ibis province. Slric'tly speaking, from tbe view offered by the Human Rights Bill, Ihis is a just action. Any low which points directly at any person or group of per- sons is wrong no mailer you cut it up. As expected, the hysteria connected the. con- troversy from both sides of the fence, has risen lo Hie heights bordering on Ihe ridiculous. And the liys- Icria, it seems, is not aimed al (lie expccled large purchasing power of the Hulterites in lotal. The sad thing is that people who have proven community spirit, who have come to the aid of trou- bled neighbors lime and again, are catching Ihc blunt end of Ihe stick by persons intercslcd only in dis- pretty well all facels of Ihe lives of the llutteriles. This nitpicking and bandcring of Jlutterite mores is sickening and more distasteful than watching a kid introduced to drugs because people should know bctr ler. But Art Linklcltcr hit Ihc nail on Ihe head when he said people are funny. The real is'sue is Hie land buying power of the lliiflerite colonies. The total issue should be fought on this point alone. If this is so, then all Ihe shouting is unnecessary if there is any faith in government. One has (o look :il the situation with the realization that Ihe interests of people will be looked afler. The government has indicated that a regulatory body will be established lo control land purchase. This will have to be directed al say any purchase of land, for arbitrary reasons, of four sections or more. Now conies the cmx of the matter control of large cor- porations and groups which have financial assets at hand that enable them lo gain an edge on Ihe small farm operator. 'Hie Alberta Municipal District and County Asso- ciation has Ihe right idea a group lo control land purchases Uiat includes representation from llullerite colonies, counties and MDs, government and farmers. Crass roots control of a grass roots issue. This mclhod would assure inputs from commuiiity- level officials and ensure equity. If a Ilutlerite colony needs more land lo have an economically viable oper- ation, let it expand. This should be the criteria for immediate expansion. For the formation of new colonies, the matter must be dealt with by the regulatory body in con- junction with the communily involved. The decision must lake into consideration first and foremost what is best for the province, leaving personal gains and aspirations to Ihe wind. To establish a program under this guideline is vital to Ihe social and economic well being of Alberta. The word around soulhern Albcrla is that several of Ihe colonies want to buy more land. One Ilutlerite told The Herald that he was cautioned against men- tioning anything about the repeal. Also lo stem public outcries, he suggested that no more land would be bought in the area for at least six months. This isn't the proper altitude either and hope- fully, the "super regulatory body" to be established will be able to operate within the province as efficient- ly as possible. What it won't need is ''help'' from the cvor helpful public. Timi Calclaell's purebred Siamese cnl had her lit- ter Ibe oilier (lay and this brought lo mind the lime .lock, that old faithful canine companion of The Her- ald's farm editor, had a run-in with a new molher cat. The family was visiting an uncle in l.ampman, Sasli. when a supper engagement at a nearby farm was filled. When everybody piled out of Ihc car, Jock spoiled a big black and while cat making "it's" way across Ihe yard. Immediately, a chase skirled. Every- thing worked out okay until Ihe deadly duo got loo close lo Ihe new kittens. Almost magically. Ibe chaser became Ihc chascc. Almosl magically, the chaser became the chasce. I thought Jock could run fast until that mother cat made Ihe first swipe with her paw at Jock's hindend. He put il in overdrive and poured Ihe coal lo il more ench lime she look aim on his rear. When she finally quit. Jock was about u half mile doivn the road and still going. YOUTH COLLECTOR Bill Charnelskl, Jr., nine, 1049 55lh St. S., has one of ihs more unique collections in Ihe cily. He gathered a basic inleres! in collecting bogs (rom his father and has expanded inlo good collections of recks and shells and is well on his way lo a good slamp collection. Wlisn he isn't Finding something for his collec- tions, he is procticin-3 recenlly started guitar lessons, reading everything in sight or engaging in one of Ihe many sporls he He is active in Ihe Cub movement and lasl Sunday received art attendance award from Si. Augustine's Sunday School program. Bill Grocnen photo Rotation sets new record By STEVE DUBETK Agronomist l.cthbridge Research Station One hundred eighty-three and a half bushels per acre of oals and 144.6 bushels per acre of barley were harvested this fall from Rolulion "U" ol the Lelh- bridge Research Station. These arc new records at the Station and they illustrate the potential yields of these crops nn impaled land. Previous highs were1 inT.fl bushels for oats i and bushels for barley 119.77 h Rotation a 10-year rota- linn laid out on 10 one-acre plots, was .started in 1910 bv Dr. W. II. Kairfie1d. the first superintendent of the station. Believed lo Ihe oldest con- tinuous irrigated crop rotation in North America, il consists of barley, oals. three years of alfalfa, wheat, sugar heels, and a second series of Ihrec years of alfalfa. Kach plol re- ceives 110 tons of manure per In addition, half of each plot receives 100 pounds per hi-rc of iimmonium phosphate (11-43-0 J fertilizer during three of the 10 years. Yields from Rotation "U'! have been hiph for many years. Alfalfa has added nitrogen, and manure has added nitrogen plus olJrer plant nutrients lo the soil. Roth have helped U> improve the physical condition of the soil. The applications are low lor irrigated land, hut to preserve the original rota- tion they have nol increas- ed. The record yields of (he two crops this are attribu- ted lo a limc'ly late-summer ir- rigation which the grain lo fill out properly. For- lunalely, the crojw did not lodge. Sioux was the variety of outs grown The barley was (Jail, a variety developed by Dr. S. A. Wells, n cere.'ilisl at Ihe l.xHh- bridpe Research Station. H is not possible lo obtain exceptionally high crop yields oonsislenlly. There are man- agement, factors such as fcrtil- and irrigation that farm- ers can control. The uncontrol- liiMc fad or u weather. Il Is only when a proper combina- tion of both controllable and uncontrollable factors occurs lhat one can expect yields that are far above average Proper management not only helps the farmer lo get high yields fair- ly consistently bill al.cfl allows him lo take advantage of Ihe exceptional years. report. WARNKK lly Kelly McCov Tlu1 smmd the Warrer -l-II Reef Club was held rccenl McCoy and David NiMiiclh led the pledge. For Ihe roll call cadi menilxv lo name Ihe breed of calf he wished lo feed for the win- ter. Minutes wore read iind adopt- ed. Holly Doenz was in chrirgc of onto for the Awards" Night hanquo1. Cam and Wan-en Minion were in charge of display (able show eornbs, brushes. ha 11crs, show siicka, JIM! hisloiT booh. ;