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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tutsday, October 1, 1974 Farmers ask for first fertilizer By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer CALGARY A proposed Brooks anhydrous ammonia fertilizer plant should be scuttled if it won't meet the needs of local farmers first, those attending an energy hearing were told Monday. The plant would produce more than tons an- nually, according to testimony before the Energy Resources Conservation Board by PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. According to a brief prepared by representatives of the 500-member Eastern Irrigation District Landholders Association, supply and price issues should be clarified before construc- tion permission is granted. The fertilizer firm has said it will supply the Canadian market, should it become economically feasible." Much of the fertilizer is to go to Midwestern U.S. farmers. The Midwestern American farmers can afford to pay more for the fertilizer because a more favorable climate produces greater yields, association members said. They asked if the firm's statement means they will have to pay as much as the Americans. Although Canada uses only half the ammonia fertilizer she produces, the material is "nearly impossible" to obtain here, the association said. They added that Canadian needs should be met before exports are authorized. A representative of the fer- tilizer firm said the plant will lower anhydrous ammonia costs to Canadian farmers _ South's harvest varies from district to district Walnut crop John McGregor, 926 8th S., has had this Washington Walnut tree in his backyard for about 30 years and Mrs. McGregor says "maybe this year we'll try the walnuts." It will be the first time the McGregors will attempt to cook and eat the conk- ers since a friend gave them the tree several years ago. Welfare hikes sparked by rents By TERRY McDONALD Herald Staff Writer Seventh of a series The monthly welfare hous- ing allowances given to FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL UB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. SUPER SPECIAL! 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS Popular Sizes V2 Mfg. Sugg. Retail PRICE! Call Hinhnri 327-5767 DOWNTOWN approximately 700 Lethbridge residents are under review and will likely be increased this fall or winter. Welfare recipients have received a maximum of a month for a three-bedroom house and for a three- bedroom apartment since the allowances were last hiked six months ago. Local provincial social workers and persons on social assistance say rents have increased enough in the city over the summer and early this fall t'o warrant the review. "It's tough to find a suitable place in Lethbridge with the allowances we now give. We realize says Jim Com- mon, a provincial government social worker who directly supervised the last review of rental allowances here. The near-zero local rental accommodation vacancy rate BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SUES AND INSTALUITHMS By DON BERGMAN OfMnTburadajr Evening tin 9 p-m. PHONE 32S-0372 2716 12th An. South makes it tough for anyone to find a place to rent these days. But the problem is amplified, for example, for the mother welfare recipient and her children. "If the mother is native, it's even Mr. Common says. The Herald has learned of situations where a welfare mother will telephone about an available suite. But the suite suddenly becomes un- available when the landlord learns the mother receives social assistance. Local social development office administer Bob Rechner says, though, he has seen no evidence in Lethbridge of landlords charg- ing welfare recipients more than non-welfare tenants. "I've seen it other places but not he says. Several renters interviewed by The Herald admitted that in the current rental crunch they felt less confident about reminding their landlords about things that may need repair in their suites or houses. But welfare recipients feel this lack of security much more acutely. Says Dorothy Fritz, who liv- ed for. a while on social assistance in the Mountain View Manor Apartments on Scenic Drive and 4th Street S., "I complained but most peo- No Fuss! Convenient! Delicious! Ready to Serve... Ideal for: STAFF PICNICS FAMILY GATHERINGS Choice of: m or: SLICED CUTS OF BEEF, HAM or TURKEY With Salads Buttered Rolls Pastries Attractively Displayed Ready for Your Buffet Table! DELIVERED ANYWHERE! FOR FURTHER DETAILS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC PhoiM 328-4095 pie (on welfare) won't. They are afraid they'll get kicked out." Another mother on social assistance says: "I've lived here (in an apartment near the College Mall Shopping Centre) for a year and can't get the front window fixed. "They tell me I'd be surpris- ed how many people are look- ing for housing and I get afraid to complain. "It's my "fault too, I should be stronger. I'm not a fighter, I she says. She pays for a three- bedroom suite. That's a bargain in Lethbridge these days and it's worth it to put up with a broken front window. The welfare monthly rental allowances could stand to go up by as much as some recipients say. That would mean imum allowances of for a two-bedroom house, for a three-bedroom house, for a two-bedroom apartment and for a three-bedroom apartment. The committee that studies the allowances for the social development office will include two social assistance recipients, Mr. Common says. The review will try to settle on allowances that are "realistic compared with what a person on low income pays for rent." says Mr. Rechner. It will aim to provide for basic family housing without frills. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer It's a case of where you live that is the determining factor for an above or below average crop in Southern Alberta this year. A survey of district agriculturists in the South in- dicates a wide range of yields on all crops with harvest vir- tually complete in the ex- treme southeastern portion and just getting underway in the southwestern portion. A lack of soil moisture in many districts, despite recent rainfalls, is a growing concern for the crop expectations for 1975 but "a lot can change between now and next said one district agriculturist. Harvest is about 80 per cent complete in the County of Lethbridge, said DA Walt Pierson. That is counting spr- ing wheat, flax, rapeseed, mustard and silage. Sugar beets are being harvested and the potato harvest is about two thirds done. Mr. Pierson said ail yields will be below average except for barley and oats. Hay yields are one ton per acre below yields in 1973, while silage, whether cereals or corn, have been yielding 12 to 16 tons per acre. The silage harvest is about three quar- ters complete. Del Steed, district agriculturist at Cardston, said the harvest is just getting started with 20 per cent of the wheat, 40 per cent of the oats and barley, 10 per cent of the flax and 80 per cent of the rapeseed finished. Wheat has yielded about" 32 bushels per acre; oats, 50 bushels per acre; barley, 45 bushels per acre; flax, 14, and rapeseed, 15. There has been some frost damage, resulting in smaller kernels while snowfalls have caused little damage. Mr. Steed said farmers need another two weeks of good harvest weather to finish in his district. Some late-seeded wheat crops need more time to ripen. On the whole, farmers in the Cardston district will reap average or above average crops this year, he said. Mike Clawson, district agriculturist at Claresholm, said farmers in the Municipal District of Willow Creek have their harvest about 90 per cent complete. He said while all the flax has been swathed, 30 per cent remains to be threshed. Ten per cent of the wheat is yet to be combined, the same with oats, rapeseed harvesting is about 80 per cent complete and barley has been com- pleted. Mr. Clawson said while there has been some frost damage, harvest conditions have remained good and yields are above average, for the entire district. 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M M. DRIVE PHONE i STORAGE SALE TAKE NOTICE McLean Moving Ltd. 614 35th St North, Alberta under ttie terms of the Warehousemen's Lien Act the following goods: MR. R.D. DEWAR, LOT NUMBER WHITE T chester- field and chair, 3 stacking chairs, fctlchen table and 4 chairs, mattress and box spring, hiboy. dresser and mirror. 2 cartons personal and household effects, of 3 tables, coffee table, picture, 2 sets bed frames, fool and head board. LORRAINE CHIEF BODY. LOT NUMBER GREEN A kitcnen table and 4 chairs, sectional, chesl of drawers. MISS L. GRUNDLE, LOT NUMBER BLUE Z desX, trunk, sani-can, 7 cartons. 2 barrels, suitcase. TV trays. 2 folding chairs, TV and stand, portab'e typewriter, boot mat. plastic mat, end table. Sale will be held at HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE 1920 2 Avenue South Thirsty. Oct. 17th. 1974 it p.m. Hurt child recovering A five-year-old Lethbridge child remains in satisfactory condition at St. Michael's hospital following a car pedestrian accident Saturday. Lethbridge city police say John Brousseau, 1011 8th SL N.. ran out from behind a parked truck in front of his home about p.m. Satur- day. He was struck by a northbound car driven by Emil Wiess. 61. of 1238 8th SL N. No charges will be laid, police say. Harvest has been virtually complete on all dryland farms in the County of Forty Mile, said DA Jamie Williamson. Only about five per cent of the flax remains to be threshed. Yields on all crops except mustard are below average with wheat at 12 bushels per acre, barley ranging from 15 to 30 bushels per acre and oats much the same as barley. Rapeseed yields have been seven to eight bushels per acre and flax six to eight bushels per acre. Mr. Williamson said many fanners will put in drought and hail claims this year. While soil moisture con- ditions throughout the county range from fair to poor, farmers are increasing the amount of winter wheat sown by about 10 per cent, he said. On irrigated land, about 80 per cent of all crops have been harvested. Sugar beets were started Monday, potatoes have been about 10 per cent completed, field beans are be- ing combined, and rapeseed, flax and mustard are about 75 per cent complete. Vern Jordan, agricultural fieldman for the County of Vulcan, said yields in the county are above average and hay crops are yielding better than in 1973. He said wheat has been about 80 per cent completed, flax and rapeseed about 40 per cent, barley 85 per cent and oats virtually finished. Wheat has yielded about 28 bushels per acre with some farmers reporting up to 40 bushels. Del ton Jensen, district agriculturist for the County of Warner, said harvest east of Highway 4 is 98 per cent coin- "plete while harvest west of the highway is only 80 per cent complete. Yields are better in the western portion of the county, he said. Farmers need another week of good harvest weather to finish all crops. Mr. Jensen said all combin- ing has been shut down since rains Saturday and Sunday and is expected to remain idle for a few more days. Pincher Creek farmers have finished about 75 per cent of their harvest, said. DA Bob Lyons. Average yields are be- ing reported on all crops harvested. Harvest is just beginning on flax and rapeseed crops. Many fields are still green, said Mr. Lyons, and some farmers will have to cut these crops to use as a livestock feed He blamed a late spring and wet cool weather this fall for the lateness of the crops. "We're usually done by Oct. he said. With a westerly wind, farmers could wrap up harvest in two weeks, he said. Lynn Grant, district agriculturist at Taber, said 95 per cent of all grain crops have been harvested and yields are average or below. He said the lack of June rains caused the lower yields and has resulted in poor soil moisture conditions on all dryland farms in the district. Specialty crops carrots and red beets are the only ones left in the ground, he said. Sweet corn is now being harvested. City Scene Aldermanic hopefuls to speak Nearly all the 19 aldermanic candidates in the Oct. 16 civic election are expected to speak at a forum sponsored by the Women's Place Wednesday. An organizer for the women's group said some 15 can- didates had indicated by Monday that they would attend the forum at the public library at 8 p.m. It will be the second forum of the campaign, but the first for some council hopefuls. A few of the candidates had not yet declared their candidacy when the first forum, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was held the day before nomination day. That forum raised a few sparks on such issues as pedestrian crossings and it's likely the Wednesday forum will do the same. Candidate hurt in collision A 43-year-old Lethbridge man is in satisfactory condition at Municipal Hospital after the van he was driving struck the northeast corner of the Lethbridge Herald Building, 5th Avenue and 7th Street S., about a.m. today. City police say Frank Merkl, 2711 21st Ave. S., was southbound on 7th Street when his engine stalled. As he tried to restart it the vehicle went out of control and struck the building. Damage was reported at Mr. Merkl, an aldermanic candidate in this month's civic election, is, confined to a wheelchair and has only partial use of his arms and hands. He has a specially equipped van that he is licensed to operate. Crash kills two, leaves one hurt A 19-year-old Taber man remains in serious condition today in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital after a head on collision between an automobile and a mini-truck Monday near Tempest where the man's brother and a Coaldale man were killed. Hospital officials said this morning Mervin Cradduck suf- fered multiple injuries in the accident. He was the driver of the car. Phillip Cradduck, 18, of Taber, a passenger in his brother's car and Chester Scotton, 63, Coaldale, the driver of the small imported pick-up truck were killed in the mishap. No decision has been made for an inquest into the deaths of the two men. It is believed Coroner Dr. John Morgan will wait for autopsy reports. The accident occurred at Monday morning on Highway 3, a half a mile west of the Tempest grain elevator, about 16 miles east of Lethbridge. Police ask public's help City police Monday appealed to the public in an attempt to catch a person or persons poisoning dogs in south Lethbridge. Any person seeing meat products being thrown from a vehicle have been asked to report the incident to city police. They say all reports will be kept in confidence In recent weeks dog poisonings have been reported at 2105 20th Ave. S., 1914 20th St. S., 1020 12th St. A S 1110 Lakeview Drive, 1309 Lakemount Blvd., 142115th Ave. S., 1615 23rd St. S. and 1810 19th Ave. S. Two to appeal land decisions Two County of Lethbridge residents will be among several persons appearing here Thursday afternoon before an appeal session of the Provincial Planning Board. Contesting unfavorable rulings by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission on their subdivision applications are Allen Dacyszyn and Harry Fischer. Mr. Dacyszyn had applied to ORRPC to subdivide 10 acres of farmland cut off from his quarter section of land by a highway and railroad tracks. Mr. Fischer and his partner Willie of Calgary, are appealing an unfavorable ruling by the planning commission on their request for separate titles to two 80-acre parcels to be subdivided from 160 acres of farmland. Victim in coma months later A 26-year-old Cardston man______________________ is in fair condition today in Cardston Municipal Hospital with injuries sustained in a June 24 fanning accident. Terry Smith remains in a coma, a state he has been in since shortly after the. ac- cident. dKHMd Wachartc CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL UB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. LowtrLwrrt PHONE 327-2622 RE-ELECT Cam Barnes Council October 16th PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave S Phone 327-4121 members seldom want to think about economy in planning a final tribute for a loved one. Nevertheless, it is wise So avoid any tendency toward extravagance and un- neccesary too! The con- scientious funeral director offers dignified, appropriate services in a range of prices that will suit any income. He enables you to be economical without being 'cheap'." 1927 SALMON FUNERAL HOME 357 IDA PHONE 327-2802 FLUORIDATION IN EUROPE ALMOST ALL AGAINST The following report, published by the National Pure WaJer Association an accurate and up-to-date position Europe. The infor- mation has been carefully checked with every Embassy in London and represents the position as a] September. S970 In addition jo the fact thai many countries are against the in- troduction ofl fluoride into their drinking water because it represents an unknown health hazard, a number ol countries are taWng steps to halt fluor'idation They are Austria. France. Greece. Waly. Luxembourg. Norway, Spam. Yugoslavia Saslc (Switzerland) the only town fluoridating As water supplies but we read that this trial also meeting with -ever-mounting criticism Strtoe the above printing we have ireoetved JrrtotirnatWi that Switzerland. Sweden. West Germany and the Netherlands have joined the growing 91st ol European nations banning fluortdation on Jane 22. 1973 when Wo'Usod declared the fluoridating ol public water supplies to be fltscai tts judgment the High Court considered the fluoridating of a public water supply to be a MEDICAL MEASWE and outside the pur- pose of the Dutch Waterworks which obligates a water board !o en- sure a supply ol wholesome drirtMng water without the addition any medical substance In night crt The above information we ponder the Jiueslion what iirrforrnatlon do the European countries have cm 1 luoridatlon that we