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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Beetles Battle Weeds LACOMBE, Alia. (CP) Re-1 searchers are turning starving beetks loose on valuable crops .with hopes that the bugs will chomp the insecticide industry out of business. The Lacombe research station is one of several in Canada im- porting insects from Europe and Asia that will atlack certain troublesome and persistent weeds and insects on Canadian farms. But the researchers have three big problems: have to develop a strain from the original insects that can withstand Canadian weather. must make sure the insects will attack only the weeds and leave the crop un- touched. have to ensure tha the insects won't get out of con trol like the Australian rabbits. Research officials say biologi cal weed control is becoming increasingly important as fears of contamination cf crops fiw chemical residues mount. MAY TAKE TIME H. A. Friesen, head of the crop management and soils sec- tion at the Lacombe station, said he is "guardedly optimis- tic" about research progress, but he is not yet suggesting that farmers discard thier spraying equipment. The Lacombe researchers have developed a high regard for a beetle that appears to have an almost insatiable appe- tite for Canadian thistle, one of the most troublesome weeds. The insect, brought from south- ern Italy, produces ,a half-irich- long larva that sucks the juice out of thistle leaves so thor- oughly that the plant cannot survive. The researchers' main prob- lem now is to develop a more resistant strain of beetle. They are hopeful of success because of earlier victories wilh a root borer that now is thriving and helping to control a bothersome weed on ranches in central Brit- ish Columbia. -Wtdneiday, October M, 1970 THI IETH8RIDOE HERAtD 19 EN GARDE! Squaring off for what cou Id be the duel of giants, two rhinos eye each Other intently. They are among 22 making their home on a 30-acre tract set aside at an English "safari" park. PRODUCTION UP EDMONTON (CP) .High sulphur prices resulted in in- creased production from natural gas, but the price dropped from a long ton in January, 1969, to in May, 1970, and now Alberta has a stockpile of more than three million tons, enough to supply export mar- kets for more than two years. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Czechoslovakia May Enter Tractor Market U.S. Reacts Coolly And Calmly .WASHINGTON (CP) The United States reacted coolly and calmly Tuesday to the an- nouncement of Canada-Com- munist China agrcemert on dip- lomatic relations, with spokes men emphasizing that it came as no surprise here. While avoiding any criticism of Canada for a move the U.S. Edmonton Plans To Protest Grants By FRASER MacDOUGALL BRNO (CP) By next year, Czechoslovakia may be able to enter into negotiations aimed at supplying tractors for Canadian farmers, at far lower prices than for North American machines. The holdup has been due to production line problems with the model that Canadian farmers want, says officials of Motokov, the Czechoslovak foreign trade corporation. They were interviewed at the Brno International. Trade Fair where a wide range of model was on display. The Canadian demand is fo an 80-horsepower machine said one of the Motokov offi cials, Jan Calta. A model, called the Zetor 8011 went into production last Jan uary but output was slowec by "some difficulties" on the production line. But next year the problem should be solved and it shouli be possible to begin negotia tions, he added. Canadian interest in Czech Editorials Favor Stand By Quebec MONTREAL (CP) Editori- als published in Montreal and Quebec City daily newspapers Tuesday were generally in fa- vor of the Quebec government's stand in the terrorist kidnap- pings of James (Jasper) Cross and Labor Minister Pierre La- porte. r The Montreal. Gazette says: "Premier Bpurassa's statement on Sunday night, carefully keep- ing open the possibility for ne- gotiation, with the Front de Lib- eration du Quebec, has had the desired effect. "The Quebec government is now entering the dangerously sensitive phase of its efforts to secure .the freedom of James Cross and Pierre Laporte." Claude Ryan of Montreal Le i Devoir writes that Mr. Bouras- sa's Sunday statement, in which the premier asked the FLQ ter- rorists, to negotiate their de- mands, was "opening the-way to a positive solution." "It was at last asserting political sensitivity." Montreal-Matin says the go' e r n m e n t, "after consultatio with other party leaders Quebec, made the only decisio it could make." Quebec Le Soleil says "on leaders.are facing.a terrible d lemma and they must solve under difficult conditions." 'Time will tell if they hav made the right adds. The Montreal Star said in special edition Monday "th preoccupation now is to think o the safety of Mr. Cross and Mi Laporte without a total tion of lawful and civilized rule of.human conduct. "This inevitably means thi. the government, inhumanly dif ficult as its position is, canno oepn the door to future black mail of this kind, for if it does then we are' on the slippery slope to anarchy." made tractors was sparked by tabling in the Canadian Com- mons last January of the royal commission report on farm machinery prices. It ad- vised Canadian farmers to turn to Japan or Czechoslova- kia for tractors at lower prices than in North America. USED IN EXPERIMENT At a Toronto farm and in- dustrial show last January, Czech officials said the Zetor 8011 could be sold in Canada for about Comparative North American models were listed at up to In the Brno interview, Calta said four Zetor 8011s had been exported to Canada for exper- imental use by the Ontario Federation of. Agriculture. Similar experimental ship- ments were made to 'France and Australia. However, the production line problems had restricted efforts for general export sales. For use within Czechoslova- kia, the 8011 is equipped with a driver's cabin that can be heated in cold weather. This can be left off models for Can- ada if buyers wish. Powered by a four-cylinder water-cooled motor, the 8011 has forward speed ranges from 1.44 to 14.92 miles an hour. A torque multiplier pro- vides a choice of 16 forward and eight reverse speeds. It has a hydraulic-control pow- er-hitch system that worked effectively- in demonstrations here. It will pull; a four or five- furrowed plow, depending on the soil. In the demonstra- tions, it pulled a four-furrow plow. SERVICE IS FACTOR The Motokov officials stressed that one of their con- cerns was service, and it wss obvious this would be a factor in any negotiations with Cana- dian firms or organizations in- terested in marketing the ma- chines in Canada. They were not in a position to discuss credit arrange- ments, which might be a fac- tor from the Canadian end. In Toronto, David Crone, secretary-manager of the On- tario Farm Machinery Agency, a subsidiary of the Ontario Federation of Agricul- ture, said: "We definitely feel that there is a place for the Czech trac- tor on the Ontario market. We demonstrated them across Ontario and they met with the farmers' approval. They would definitely have been cheaper than tractors on the market now." Mr. Crone said his agency had been unable to close a deal with Motokov for other than the four experimental machines. "We are not set up to fi- nance the tractors in the way the Czechs wanted us to. They wanted to ship us 50 to 100 and said they needed the money right away. Later, we said we'd take them on con- signment after setting up lealers and arranging servie- ng. The Czechs said they would, but would need the noney after six months. We couldn't risk that." INLETHBRIDGE: 613-4th Avc.S. Telephone 328-4214 Generous Thief NEW YORK (AP) A young robbed a cab driver of 90 Tuesday night Ilien handed ack for "money lo get by n." Cabbie John 'Ricbcl, 23 Did police he handed over the 0 to his passenger who then skcd: "How much money do on need to get by bout is all Ricbel responded. "Here's said Ihe thief. EDMONTON (CP) The city of Edmonton is expected to present two resolutions to the annual convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association in Calgary Oct. 27- 8 protesting new legislation al- lowing the province to earmark >reviously unconditional muni- cipal grants anti-pollution >urposes. two resolutions ask that the provision be rescinded. The Alberta legislature ap- proved the provision last spring. It allows the cabinet to specify any part of a munici- pality's unconditional grant for anti-pollution projects where the government feels there is a need. The city's resolution conlends j the grants were designed for "any purpose within'the power of the municipality" and that they should stay that way. Another Edmonton resolution asks the provincial government to allow all municipal electors to vote in all municipal elec- tions and plebiscites, instead of limiting the electoral list in some cases to property owners. Other resolutions on the con- vention agenda include: A proposal by thfl town of Beaverlodge that Hie provincial government allow municipal- ities of more than per- sons to levy a municipal sales tax; a proposal by the com- munity of Pincher Creek that municipalities be allowed to tax church property; a request by the city of Calgary for pro- vincial making anti-pollu- tion devices on new cars enter- ing the province compulsory, and the own of Wainwright is expected to ask the convention to adopt a resolution urging the provincial government to take education costs off the property tax. is known to disapprove of, a state department spokesman said "our concern" is for the "possible implications on Ihe position" of Nationalist China. U.S. concern, he said, proba- bly also would be "shared by other members of the Pacific community." The White House, meanwhile, said there had been discussions between Canada anr1 China for some time and the announce-j ment "doesn't come as a sur- prise." j At the state department, press officer Robert J. MeCloskey, said at the department's daily briefing (hat Canada had formed the U.S'. of Ihe outcome of the talks in advance of the public announcement. Asked if the U.S. feared oth- ers among the CO countries rec- o g n i z i n g Nationalist China might follow Canada's lead, VTcCloskey said he wouldn't ''want to say that explicitly." Other U.S. sources are re- ported to have speculated that :taly and Belgium probably will o 11 o w lome of the so-called Pacific community members. McCloskey was asked whether .he U.S. exerted any pressure m Canada not to recognize Dhina. "In situations like he said, "the diplomacy is that you state your point of view. What- ever your position is becomes rather evident to the other gov- ernment." In London the announcement also came as no surprise. For- eign office spokesmen dec-lined formal comment, though they observed lhat Britain was one of the first to recognize the Communist regime as a politi- cal fact and to support the entry of China in the United Nations. HARD AT WORK FANNY BAY, B.C. (CP) Formation of a centennial com- mittee in this Vancouver Island community brought to 300 the number of British Col- umbia now engaged in planning year-long celebrations in 1971 to mark the 100th anniversary of the province's entry into Con- federation. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 191.1 tower Floor 517 4th Aye. J. Phont 327-1541 i e, l I S Pit i your FRONT THIS for ITc''- r if DID YOU KNOW- 60% of all stopping is done by your front wheels. Then bo prepared with Safety Spike front tires for added braking protection. Don't Be Sorry Be Safe WITH A SET OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE MO-TIRES' with SAFETY SPIKES KS F.J t7K3PJ telU ere 11 OPFN THURSDAY nnr) PPIDAY Till 0PM EARLY USE The first coin-operated laun- dry machines came into use in the United States in the 1900s. Corner 13th St. and 3rd Ave N. Phone 327-3181 ;