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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD rue.doy, November It, 1973- ONLY OUR LOW PRICES! SNOWMOBILES QUALITY RECONDITIONED 2-1970 Notdies 399cc. Each 1-1969 37 Ue Skidoo 1-1970 338ce Olympic........ 1-1969 320cc Olympic 1-1968 Super Olympic........ POLICE SPECIAL 1971 DODGE POLARA New metallic brown, while lop, 400 V8 CAR AND TRUCK SPECIALS 1970-GMC, LWB, 14 Ion, 1970 CMC Ion, 4 ipd., low miles 1969 Ford 14 Ion, Super Van 1965 CMC 14 ton, 6 cyl., 3 ipd., radio 1966 Chev Impola 3 dr. hdt. SERVICE 156 MAIN ST., CARDSTON Phone 653-3672 Organochlorine insecticide use drastically curtailed November 1972 THE LETHBRICGE HERALD 9 By DH. BILL CHARNETSKI Lclhbritlgc Research Station The use of organochlorine compounds as insecticides in Western Canada has been dras- tically reduced over the past decade because of their long persistence. They are recom- mended now only for the con- trol of sugar beet insects, po- tato beetles, and wireworms In the irrigated areas. Our studies at the Lethbridge Research station have shown Hi at the insecticide aldrin ap- plied (o irrigated land in 1966 was still persistent in 1972. In 1972 only 20 per cent of the ac- tive ingredient applied still re- mained in the soil either as al- drin or as dieldrin, a closely related insecticide. The variation in the amount of residue is due to differences in soil type, which affect the amount of crop growth and hence the removal of the insec- ticide through the crop. While in the soil, some of the insecti- cide evaporates and some breaks down into nontoxic compounds tlirough microbiolo- gical and chemical action. Researchers at the Leth- bridge station have found that 20 per cent of the aldrin ap- plied to dryland Mil remained 14 years after application. This indicates that aldrin residues remain longer in dryland soil than in irrigated soil. All organochlorine i n s e c 11- ddes do not dissipate at the same rate. lindaDe is known to be absorbed and metabolized in plants more rapidly ttian aldrin, dioldrin, and DDT. Although organochlorine In- secticides persist in the soil and contaminate some crops, the problem they create may not necessarily be serious. In pota- toes and carrots, for example, we have found that most of the insecticide remains in the outer one eighths of an inch. Normal food preparation would essen- tially eliminate such residues. Surveys of foods and feeds from Western Canada indicate that organochlorine residues are declining. Wildlife, particularly birds of prey, are also showing fewer of the effects attributable to the Insecticide residues they pick up from the environment. Although organochlorine in- secticides have not been as seri- ous a problem on the Prairies as elsewhere, it is essntial that tlw use and persistence of these compounds he kept under sur- vcillBJice. Studies are being con- mi insecticide residues in the irrigated lands of southern Alberta and co operative stu- dies have been planned with the federal and provincial wildlife biologists. The information we acquire will enable us to de- vise techniques that farmers can use to control insect pests without causing environmental problems. POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKARD INUTE INSTALLATIONS 3rd Ave. and 4th St. S. DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE FREE INSPECTION, ESTIMATES AND INSTALLATION if ECONOMY MUFFLERS 'if CUSTOM DUAL EXHAUSTS if LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS if HOLLYWOOD MUFFLERS if SHOCK ABSORBERS if FAST 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION OPEN MONDAY thru SATURDAY 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. WE HAVE TRACTOR MUFFLERS and UP AS USUAL UNBEATABLE PRICES, FINEST GUARANTEES OF PRODUCT AND WORKMANSHIP Southern Alberta is known for many things sunshine, sugar beets and sweet little girls. Believe me, I lovo south Albertans like I love Peepers, the horse with the glass eye like myself. Here's an example of local generosity. When Peepers came home from the Royal Win- ter Fair he was a celebrity. And he looked handsome with his new glass eye which he had stolen from the judge. He was lired. lie deserved a rest after his great victory. No sooner did we get home than this telegram came. "Peepers slop Birdseye Ranch stop will you agree to do a torture lest stop watch needs We puzzled it over together. Peepers, bless his generous, great, heart, nodded his head in agreement. So we said yes, he's doing the Time-Tex torture lest, whatever it might be. The idea was to slip Peeper's glass eye out and slip a Time-Tex watch into place. Then old Peepers would run and crash into the outhouse a time or two while the TV boys got it all down on moving pictures. Peepers took off like a bowling ball going down a laundry chute. He'd do anything for me. Wham! He hit the outhouse like a load of coal, knocking old John into the east meadow. yelled the director. "Knock him farther." He took another run at it. Wham! This time he knocked old John into the irrigation ditch. Old Peepers ran into that outhouse fifteen times. This was the kind of horse he was. He torpedoed the toilet in a tizzy of frantic film- making, sending old John into the pansy patch, across the creek and up against the ice-house. He even knock- ed over the TV camera and kicked the director into a bunch of Canada thistles. But those 15 watches, all smashed to bits! I felt kinda bad. I offered to give the Time-Tex fellow my pocket watch. Peepers and me were kind of blue until we saw it on TV. Well, it looked real good, him smashing the outhouse over and over. Then they showed a big close-up of the watch, still ticking. What you see with a glass eye ain't what you get on the glass eye. It showed a quarter past eight, bedtime, and that's where I'm going now. And a special goodnight to Chinook editor Hie Swihart. Remember flic, there are three ways to lose money gambling, the most exciting; women, the most pleasant; and farming, the most certain. 4-H report LETHBRIDGE By Doug Tokai Ron Niehor won the grand champion award for the Leth- bridge-Northem 4-H Beef Club at the organization's annual banquet and awards night Nov. 2. Other award winners for the club included Susan Boras, reserve f-and champion; Ron Kcibor, best rate of gain; Lor- rie Boras, proficiency; Dan Ohronik, showmanship; Chris Haney, best pen of five in club; Carol Boras, public speaking; John Murray, judging competi- tion, Carol Boras, best setter of John Murray, efficien- cy award. The guest speaker was Ed Prince. Alberta vegetable industry public hearings set in Jan. A series of four public hear- ings will be conducted in Jan- uary to give direction to the provincial vegetable industry. Sponsored by the Agricultural Products Marketing Council, the public meetings will look at the problems and potential o[ the vegetable industry in Al- berta. The scheduled hearings start at Peace River Jan. 16, Ed- monton Jan. 19, the Brooks Le- gion Hall Jan 23 and the Tabcr Community Centre Jan. 24. All meetings start at a.m. TTie hearings will be broadly defined to include potatoes, fresh vegetables, processed vegetables, greenhouse vege- tables and the stucturcs involv- ed in each segment of the in- dustry. Possible alternatives to existing and proposed organi- zations will also be proposed. Clark Ferries, chairman o J the council, said it is hoped briefs and representation will be forthcoming from producers, the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Commission, the Alberta Pot- ato Commission, the Alberta Vegetable Growers' Marketing Board, co-operatives and other producer organizations. The wholesale and retail trade is expected to participate. MEMORIALS By MASTER CRAFTSMEN Featuring IMPERIAL BLACK GRANITE Also Balmoral Red and Oxford Grey Granite Largest Stock of Memorials in Southern Alberta I? LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL TILE WORKS LIMITED 325 8th ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3920 J.J HI At International Harvester -wflar Service yow oqwpwwrt now for Spring and avoid tht rvsh and costfy down time. Free pklnip md defivery on afl ntkes and Modek of fora All Tractors to otr shop Dyna Ttsted whi T. i-.; i 'N You Can Count On US ATTENTION ALL TRUCKERS! I COMMENCING DECEMBER lit WE CAN FINANCE SERVICE JOBS OF OR MORE ON ALL MAKES OF TRACTORS AND MACHINERY! SfMdd October ITA tkre FebrMiy 2tti BEARINGS PACK (REAR WHEELS) mm tarWhMl NMVMIS CHASSIS AJ6> EttGWC SHAM OW.T JL 304 STAFFORD DRIVE LETHBRIDGE OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. PHONE 327-3125 ;