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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta October 18, 1972 THE ITTHRRIOO! HERALD 3 NOBLE CULTIVATORS PLANT AT NOBLEFORD CLIVE ARGUS OPERATES LOADING MACHINES FOR SHIPMENT TO U.S. Mining sets sales records Noble Cultivators leads ivith its famous blade way By LUCINDA LUCHLV JEcralcl Ncsvs Service NOBLEFORH Noble Culti- vators Ltd. is truly a fam- ily business. Early pioneer Dr. Charles S. Noble, founder, worked hard in tho mid-thirties to create a ma- chine which would prevent the continual erosion of the valu- able farm lauds of the area. The business continues growth under the hand of the president, fierald C. Noble. He Ixjcame president in 1957, after the death of the founder. Shirley Noble looks after the retail end of the business. The beginnings were with a blade, started in the winter o 1935-38 when Dr. Noble and his farm foreman developed small implement, (which tbey felt would cut the roots of plants leaving tbe stubble on top) This probably would cut down xninds per hour and a maxi-1 num temporal urc o( legrees. This furnance will be ised in conjunction with a 400- on press brake and a 125 ton ipcn back inclinable press. There arc 450 dealers han- dling the Noble implements; 300 are situated all over the Uni- ed States with the remaining dealers in various spots in west- ern Canada. There are also 200 short line dealers in Canada. These deal- ers handle all items handled by tho Cultivator plant (the dis- tributor) for other companies There are four full-time driv ers and three spare drivers in volved in getting 145 semi-trail er loads of machinery out. Two employees are shown loading one of the semi-trailer units from the shipping dock They are capable of loading three semi-units at a time. The are equipped with a rear Carrots cross BROOKS The firsl ship- ment of Alberta cavrols to crass [he boundary into Ihc Uni- ted Stales left soulhmi Alber- ta at (he Spinning of October for Michigan. Shipped by Newell Vegetable Co-op Limited it consider! of a 20lon sample load of high qual- ity, medium carrots. Even on a trial basis, this shipment represents quite on the wind erosion. I This first machine was tested in the orange groves of Califor nia. Tn the spring of 1036 this same machine was brought to the No- Mcford area and tested on tli farmlands of Mr. Noble, ft In the spring of 1537, in L1I_ humble building situated on the J Xoble farm, 25 more machines were built, 19 of which were purchased by the United States conservation hoard. The machine continued to grow in popularity and in he first cultivator plant was milt. In that year, 250 ma- :hines were built. The plant was finally expand- until today it covers square feet of floor area. It has rrnvn over these years to a S3 million a year operation. mounted, hydraulically oper ated crane and two hydraulical ly operated fork lifts. The graphic departments 1 headed by Carl ion Stewart. He sets up all the ar vcrtising and photographs all machines in operation and in the building and plan, ing stages. For improved advertising, Carly bas set up moving pic- ures for helping dealers with any problems they may have with new machinery. There are CO men involved production and a total of II: jersons involved in the overal operation. Currently the bard-facing de partment is working 24 hours a NATAL (IfNS) The min- ing industry has set record levels for sales revenues, capi- tal expenditures and wages and salaries in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia dur- ing 1971, thereby continuing its role as a major contributor to the economy of the region. Sales revenues from the com- bined East and West Kootenay regions reached a new high of million hi 1971, which rep- resents 45 per cent and a major hare of the indsutry's total ales revenues in the province f million. A study of the mining indus- ry in B.C. deals with I lie op erations of 55 companies in the metal, asbestos and ccal min- ng industries. All of tiie com- panies are members of The Min- ng Association of British Col- umbia. On a province wide scale during 1971, the industry gen erated a record million in annual income, as well as at The report said that the sharp vas helc] at (he hnmc of Mrs. Her- man Hrmn. In business dis- cussed, H was decided (lint Ihc pronp would cater to a meeting of tbe IwFirrl of directors of the AlberU Wheat Pool Nov. 7. Hue lo (ho fact, thai churches in the rtistrk'l arc taking Ihclr own bible society collection, the local church women wi 11 not can- vass (he lown this year. Any- one wishing to donate to the society may contact any will have a capacity of member. heated outdoor swimming pool, now developed into a year- round swimming centre, and for Cranbrook Public Library. Present city lonRlerm policy is to centre the city's recreation and cultural facilities, and city council Modeled t be former farmland south of Baker St. pro- jection was necessary for this. On behalf of Ihc holding com- pany Mr. Klinkhamcr reconsid- ered the sale refusal and as mayor agreed, the adjoining 10 acres south of Raiment Park necessary since the longterm plans for Raiment Park include curling rink location and later ice arena, nuditorium-theatre- mcelintf complex, and parking ?patT necessary for all these fa- cilities. neighborhood CLAUESHOLM (HNS) The Clare.sholm fair grounds will provide the site for a new stilv division. It will provide a total of 129 residential building lots which will !w pre-serviccd with 1 tbe utilities. The plan has been m.idc pos- sible by a federal ftovernmenl loan through the Alberta Mous- ing Corporation. Work has bejimi on the- street grading and the laying of water and sewer lines. The fair board has been ask- ed to remove ils bleachers and stock chutes several weeks but must of them arc still stand- ing. RECEIVES GOLF TROPHY Terry O'Donnell, left, receives the Picture Butte Golf Clu-b Irophy emblematic of being the club handicap champion from club presiden1 Robert Rainbow. Morris Sosiek is club champion. P. Johnson, photo You can take a WHITE HORSE anywhere Distilled, Blended and Bottled in Scotland by White Horse Distillers ltd..Scotland ;