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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LtTHBKIDGE HERALD Wednesday, November 29, 1971 Kainai Industries fights Indian product stigma Sectional homes built by In- diana at Kainai Industries Ltd. on the Blood reserve are encountering difficulty break- ing into the Southern Alberta housing market. Most of the difficulty, says John Chorm, plant manager, stems from a stigma attached to Indian manufactured prod- ucts. It's comparable to the stigma that was once attached to Jap- products, even though YWCA needs old materials The Young Women's Chris- tian Association will be can- vassing tonight for scrap mate- rial; that can be converted into arts and craft: supplies. "Donations of wool, cloth, beads, egg cartons, popsicle sticks or other such items would be the YWCA says. Canvassing will be from p.m. to p.m. Residents are requested to call the YWCA at 327-2284 if they are missed by the canvassers. they were superior lo North American products, he said. However, he forecast the In- dian stigma would disappear, given time, as did the Japanese stigma. About 400 homes have been constructed at the plant since its opening in 1970. Sales of the Kainai Industries homes, marketed under the Wicks brand name, is good in areas exceeding a 200-mile ra- dius 0- Lethbridge, he said. Two months ago the plant, which employs about 160 work- ers 95 per cent ing peak periods, started con- structing double-wide mobile units. The mobile units, all exceed- ing square feet of living space, are similar to the sec- tional homes except they have all the built in conveniences found in mobile homes. The exterior appearance of the mobile units double wide mobile homes is unique, iai jouieil, Oilly Ciuae ubseir- vation will show the dwelling is a mobile unit. The units appear to be per- manent homes. About 10 of the units have been produced as show homes for dealers in British Columbia and Alberta. STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 Mr. Chorm said it would tnke up to five years before an in- tricate network of dealers, sales staff and marketing team is solidly established. This represents about the av- erage time it takes any manu- facturer to set up, he said. He said the sectional homes, constructed at the plant in Standoff, are superior in con- struction to most on-the-site constructed homes. Homes, both sectional and mobile, are built above Central Housing and Mortgage Com- pany requirements. The plant uses better quality materials. Mr. Chorm said sales of both Kainai products should in- crease dramatically in the next Few years as contractors in ur- ban areas are -faced with pe- riodic labor shortages. The shortages occur when major urban developments ab- sorb most of the available con- struction labor, leaving little for homo builders. He foresees the day when Kainai Industries will enter a third line of business build- Ing homes, completed with cabinets, Insulation, plumb- ing and wiring, but with an un- finished exterior. Contractors would purchase .hsse units and slip them onto ioundations. They would then design their own roofs exteriors and finish Interiors. This would be the answer to he labor shortages, said Mr. In the meantime a production crew of about 60 men will con- tinue to plant. Kaioai riencing build homes in the Industries Is expe- its annual winter slump which, Mr. Chrom says, will end around February. The plant's maximum pro- duction is two units per day. ISOLATED No, the Travel and Convention Association tourist hut Isn't really cut off, at least not permanently. The fence shown here is on interim safely measure designed by ths city to guide traffic flow in and out of the Henderson Park Ice Centre parking lot. While the tourist hut Is cut off now from vehicles. It will be opened when the tourist season returns and the hut is reopened. Prior to establishing the single there was a hodge-podge of vehicles and pedestrians creating hazards on the lot and on Parkside Drive. Canadians help in India A colls testing laboratory In [ndia is operative today be- cause of input from a four-man Canadian research scientist team. Dr. Frank Warder, head of analytical cervices at the Swift Swift Current, Research Station, for 14 months was part of the team that Is working in conjunction with Indian scient- ists. He told The Herald the total jroject will delve into general :ultivatlon practices, weed con- trol, crop selection, variety tri- AT THE betty shop COLLEGE MALL for WEARING or GIVING FUR FABRIC COATS Fobuloui fakei In 34, regular, mid I Icngrhi. Trimmed J A QQ or unfrfmmtd. From EVENING GOWNS Lovely selection of iheen, crimp knits or I u rex. From PARTY DRESSES Sheen, velvet! or forlrcli in floml, plain or Poileli, -1 A QQ block or pink. From PALAZZO PANTS The neweit In panti, the ones In crepe or 1 ft Ao I crimp knlti. From EVENING SKIRTS The long dressy look in soft crepes OP crimp knits, prints. From STUNNING TOPS To match in or Knits In sheers, crepei, or n lurcx. From I HOSTESS GOWNS Colorful fortrels, cottons. In 1 floral patterned or plain. From BAGGY PANTS In wool plaids or cuffed. From HOUSECOATS Nylons or quilted satins, long 1 QO or short styles. From TO PARIS STAR CO-ORDINATES The Holiday line in polyester knits, blouses vests, slims, turtle necks, tops. In the new- est fashions. alS' comparison of crops, intro- duction of new crops and meth- ods of attaining more efficient land use. His work with the soils lab- oratory was aimed at one of the bigger problem areas in In- dian agriculture getting away from the traditional small plot production where all fam- ilies grew all types of crops to serve their own needs. Through the findings of the lab- oratory, researchers will be able to determine which land can be used most efficiently to grow one crop. He said initial testing In the laboratory determined that most soils In southern India were deficient in phosphorus and nitrogen the two most common elements in Canadian- manufactured fertilizers. He said the land is poor quality to begin with and the Indian farmers don't have te money to purchase fertilizers. This combined with poor farm- ing practices, doesn't permit economic returns from farm- ing. Use of mechanized equipment Is also a major concern to the Canadian scientists. They are trying to establish the principle of cultivation to improve the efficiency of farm work. With more mechanization, the Indian farmers could take ad- vantage of more timely seed- Ing operations. "Likely 50 to 80 per cent of available moisture is lost to the atmosphere because the Indian farmer doesn't know how to take advantage he said. "With the added knowledge of use of machinery, the Indian farmer would also be able to prepare a better seed bed to get earlier and more uniform germination to Improve yields." Once the principle of mech- anization is adopted, equipment could be developed that could be used with the the majority of Indian farmers still use for farm work, he said. Other members of the Can- adian team are using existing climatic data to predict the safest times to seed. This will maximize the potential of suc- cessful yields. It will also allow the Indian farmers to use crops of cer- tain maturing dates so they will be at a stage of growth when moisture will assist them most efficiently. He said Canadian crops, which are sensitive lo daylight, aren't being used in India be- cause the days aren't long enough. Dr. J. E. Andrews, director of the Lethbridge Hesearch Sta- tion, is the Canadian director for the project. Other members of the team include Tracy An- derson of Lethbridge, Doug McEeath of Lacombe and Bill Pelton of Swift Current, team captain in India. Southern Alberta tour Games selection group to get buttons, banquet Button days and a western volunteer banquet are plan- ned in conjunction with a tour of Southern Alberta by the 1975 Canada Games site se- lection committee Dec. 8. On Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, the local Games committee will distribute Right On Target For 1975 buttons, at least at locations which the site se- lection committee will visit. The banquet will be held in the 4-H Building at the Ex- hibition Grounds Dec. 8 fol- lowing the tour. Sports rep- resentatives volunteering to work on the Games will be invited to the banquet. The local Games commit- tee board Tuesday approved an additional expendi- ture to rover the tour. Lethbridge Aldermen Cam Barnes, Bill Kergan and Vera Ferguson suggested the city would likely agree to put up the Letters will go out to the mayors, reeves and chiefs of the 32 Southern Al- berta communities involved in the area's bid requesting contributions to help defray the tour cost. Two helicopters will be used to shuttle the site se- lection committee members to West Castle ski resort and then to Taber to assess the facilities. The committee will also be shown the Yates Memorial Centre, where weight-lifting events could be held, the Hen- derson Park Ice Centre, tha University of Lethbridge gymnasium and the Leth- bridge Community College' where the athlete! would be accommodated. The selection committee, from the Sports Federation of Canada, will also be touring the facilities In Grande Prai- rie, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Hinton and Calgary, the other centres bidding for the Games. Worth has national critics damage A fire that was confined mainly to the living room of the Gary Anderson home, 1908 6th A Ave. N., caused an esti- mated damage Tuesday. Two city fire trucks and 10 firefighters were required lo extinguish the blaze. A fire department office said today the cause of the fire is still not known. The Worth Report Is causing widespread disappointment in Canadian universities, the vis- iting associate executive secre- tary of the Canadian Associa- tion of University Teachers said Tuesday. "It should have made more constructive pro p o s a 1 Dr. Don Savage of Ottawa told a news conference at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge. Dr. Savage arrived in Leth- bridge Tuesday for a one day Special class considered for hearing handicapped Help may be on the way for Southern Alberta students with hearing problems. The Lothbridge Public School Board decided Tuesday to ask the Alberta School for the Deaf to help set up a special class in a city school for students with hearing handicaps. A survey completed last winter showed there are 16 Lethbridge area students which need the class. Trustees suggested there would probably be another similar number In other south- em communilies. Due to limited finances, the school board cannot undertake to take on the program itself and is asking the school for the deaf to consider setting up a branch of its operation in a city school. Tha school board will provide the space and support staff. The special class would cater lo youngsters whose problem Is not severe enough lo allow them to attend special schools for I ho deaf in Calgary and Edmonton. "The need for such a facility still exists and is becoming greater with the passage of truslees said in a letter to the School for the Deaf. WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKLOAD SALE OF FRESH FISH AND SEAFOODS Will b> Held At FORT WHOOP-UP SERVICE Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1 From a.m. to p.m. A eompUia telftcllon of flih and shellfish, Including isvira unfrozen varieties, available. visit in the course of his tour of the Prairie universities. The purpose of his visit, said Dr. Savage, who will be made executive secretary of the as- sociation in January, was to discuss with faculty members- how to handle the anticipated financial crisij in the Prairie universities. The association, formed 25 years ago as the political arm of university teachers, has nearly members from 48 Canadian universities. Dr. Savage said that in his talks with faculty members throughout his tour, he sensed "widespread disappointment" with the Worth Report, which he said "is hostile to what the universities are doing." The association wants to see that university academic staff would not be fired unless proven incompetent, and in the case of financial crisis, "the adminis- tration must discuss the budget- ary restrictions with the faculty he said. Dr. Savage said the associa- tion is opposed to provincial governments' irjterfer e n c e in university affairs, such as tha proposed three year degree program. He said university fi- nancing is a provincial respon- sibility and provincial govern- ments should do just that. The development of should not hamper the develop- ment of universities, he said. He said there is evidence war men are discriminated against In faculty appointments. Wom- en should be hired "because of their ability, not because they are cheaper." The ChTislmai reason Is upon us once more, wilh holiday plant, decorating, Christmas baking ond countless gifts to be purchased and wrapped. Lelhbridgc Central can take care of your biggost Christmas Nit worry all the extra expense. IT'S EASY TO BECOME A MEMBER! GET FULL DETAILS AT THE LETHBRIDGE CENTRAL CREDIT UNION 311 8th Street South Lethbridgt WE HAVIA NEW PHONI SYSTEM, AND OUft NUMIIK IS NOW 3289601 ;