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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Thuriday, Oclobor 21, 1971 AUCTION MARKET EXPANDS Brisk business at Perlich Bros. Auction cattle, with the newer pens in the background just completed. The auction Market Ltd., south of the Broxburn elevators east of tethbridge, has fore- market now rvas facilities for feeding head. The top-rated firm has ed the firm to expand its yarding and feeding pens by 30 per cent. This concrete flooring for all pens, is but a portion of the yarding pens, capable of holding head of Perlich Bros. Auction Mart expands Sam Smith Night planned by chamber of commerce The Lethbridge Chamber o( Commerce will host a special "Sam Smith Night" at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant Nov. 23. Chamber president Terry Bland told the chamber's lunch- eon meeting Wednesday the cost or the dinner tickets would be per person and the dinner By JIM MAYBIE Slaff Writer Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., located in the Lethbridge hub of the livestock industry, has just completed a S20.000 ex- pansion of its feeding and yard- ing pens. The expansion increases the SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 firm's facilities by 30 per cent. Capacity of the yarding, pens has been increased to handle head of cattle and the feed- ing pens have been increased to a capacity of head. Expansion was necessitated by the increase in business. The I firm's first sale was held Aug. 24, 1967. In its first full year of business it sold head of cattle, hogs and 349 head of sheep for sales totaling 666.000. This year it sold head of cattle, feeder hogs. market hogs and sheep for total sales of 000. Perlich Bros, started by hold- ing sales on Thursdays only, expanding to Tuesdays and la- ter to Wednesdays in the fall. Tuesdays now are for the auc- tioning of hogs, baby calves, dsiry cattle and lambs: Thurs- are for feeder and fat cat- tle; and Wednesdays (October to December) are for special rancher calf sales and other special sales. Special sales include exotic bred cattle, dairy sales, bull sales and horse sales, Perlich Bros, auction more horses than any other auctioneers in West- j ern Canada. Special sales are done throughout Western Can- j ada and farm auctions are con- ducted throughout the south. The auction market, located beneath the flashing blue bea- con a quarter of a mile south of the Broxbum elevators, is rated Class D, which is as high a rating as you can get. Facilities include: the sales ring, capable of holding a car- load lot with seating for 300; an enclosed hog barn which is disinfected weekly; Heidelberg CIMC 1 A I 1TV RCCR square feet of concrete floored pens plus square feet of concrete in the hog bam and auction building. Services include: compulsory veterinary inspection and brand inspection; branding; vaccinat- ing; dehorning; pregnacy test- ing; immediate settlement to the seller regardless of size of settlement; assembly of market hogs five days a week for the Alberta Hog "Marketing Board; automatic insurance for the an- imals from the time they leave the producer's premises until they leave the auction market yard; feeding facilities for long- haul cattle for use 12 hours to six days; 24 hour opening for delivery of animals; order buy- ing and arrangements for trucking service. Animals from the four west- ern provinces are auctioned at Perlich Bros., say Joe and Tony Perlich, company president and secretary. Last year the broth- ers, who do their own auction- eering, sold a larger number of i Manitoba cattle, demonstrating the increased demand for feed- er cattle locally. Cattle used to i be shipped to Manitoba. I Tha Perlich brothers are sit- uated on a quarter section of land and plans for the future include expansion of the long- haul feeding facilities. "This is really the hub of the livestock says Joe Perlich, "and as the demand grows we plan to grow." Joe has been in the auction- eering business 17 years and is president of the Alberta Auc- tion Markets Association and was a director of the Alberta Auctioneers Association for sis years. Tony, auctioneering 13 years, has been a director of the former association for six years and was its president for a term. They employ a full time staff of six. and 12 part-time. Regularly represented at the sales are Canada Packers, Swift Canadian, Canadian Dressed Meats, Alberta Western Beef of Medicine Hat as well as order buyers and feedlot operators from throughout southern Al- berta. Animals are shipped as far as Ontario and several states in the U.S. MFC plans review The Municipal Planning Com- mission Wednesday recom- mended to city council a com- mittee of aldermen be formed to review the general plan and zoning bylaw. Earlier, Aid. Chick Chiches- ter, who was appointed chair- man of MPC, said the original general plan was adopted seven years ago and is overdue for a review. The MPC has also experienc- ed some difficulty with interpre- tation of certain sections of the zoning bylaw, in particular those sections dealing with home-occupation businesses and with zone classifications in the urban renewal area. In regular MPC business, an applictaion to develop a cash- and-carry wholesale warehouse at 415 2nd St. S. by Abe Bick- man was approved in principle. Approval was given with the request that access to parking on the property be provided from 4th Ave. and that access from Scenic Drive be eliminat- ed. The MPC refused a request by Cough's Auto Body Ltd. for permission to establish a car sales lot and a lot for the stor- age and parking of vehicles at 206 llth St. S. and 1016 2nd Ave. S. The application was re- jected because the proposal is not allowed under the zoning bylaw or planning act without consolidation of the two prop- erties. Approval was given to R. Nason Sporting Goods Ltd. to establish a sporting goods wholesale outlet at 1007 3rd Ave. S. The MPC also approved a request by John Friesen for permission to establish a home- occupation office for a reflexo- logist practice with the condi- tion that no patients be treated in Mr. Friesen's home. Mr. Friesen described reflex- ology as "working on the re- flex nervous system to increase the circulation in the nerve im- pulse." would start promptly at p.m. It has not yet been announced where the tickets will be sold, but Mr. Bland stressed the din- ner would be opan to the public and there would be a cut-off date on ticket sales at least a week prior to the affair. Also at the meeting, new chamber "task force" co-ordin- ators were announced. Dr. Russell Leskiw was ap- pointed the new co-ordinator for management and labor; Stan Coxon was appointed the task force chairman. Other co ordinator appoint- ments included Dr. C. D. Stew- art, for water resources; Steve Kotch, for transportation and highways and Dale Martin for membership. Mr. Bland said the "t a s k force" concept would replace the committee system used last year. He said a task force would be created to deal with 1 specific situation and would continue to function only as long as it was needed. It is hoped the new concept will free the members from at- tending many useless meetings of committees which were not functioning at the time. Mr. Bland said members will bo called upon to help, but they will not be "bogged down" by committees. Mike Carnell, member of the University of Lethbridge Stu- dents' Society Council, said it would be possible for the cham- ber to arrange an evening din- ner and tour of the new cam- pus and building, but no further plans were reached. Some discussion was also held on the possibility of a let- ter-writing and management-by- objectives course, but both were tabled for later in tha new year. BYU to speak Welcome to Heidelberg Welcome to the taste of Heidelberg! So bright, so lively, so brimful of flavour it brings more enjoyment to your drink- ing pleasure. Welcome to the quality ot Heidelberg! Heidelberg is brewed from only the best ingredients ...the finest golden barley malt, the choicest high prime Hallertau hops from Bavaria...and pure natural Rocky Mountain spring water. Take your thirst to Heidelberg today. You'll get a happy welcome that will never wear out because every glass of Heidelberg is as crisp and satisfying as your first. Ivan J. Barrett, professor of religion at Brigham Young University, will be the first speaker in a series of lectures sponsored by the Lethbridge Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Saints Student Associa- tion. The lecture, entitled Joseph modern day prophet, will be delivered at p.m. in the Lethbridge Stake Centre Oct. 29. Admission is 50 cents. So much more to enjoy Wilf Lane LCC student president Wilf Lane has been elected president of the Lethbridge Community College student council. Other successful candidates in the student council elec- tions are representatives for their respective academic pro- grams. Elected were: Daryl Han- sen, business administration; Edward Ivinac, agriculture; Brian Schierer and Doug ris, liberal arts; Lamar Ship- ley, technical-vocational; and Foster, first-year and Dianne Pennycook, second- year nursing. TOO MUCH DEBT? U.S. Consumer gives a rule of thumb to find out if you are too much in debt. Compare total installment payment.'! with total disposable income. If the ratio is between 20 and 39 per cent, you have somo trouble. If the ratio is