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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBR1DOE HERALD Monday, CMobcr 25, 197V Turf farm machinery at work square feet per day Bow Island Turf Farm expands operations By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer BOW ISLAND Southwest Alberta's only turf farm has mechanized operations to triple output while increasing effici- ency with a lessening of hand labor. Don Porter and his sons Craig Logan operate the Bow Is- land Turf Farm, four miles north of this growing farming community which is rapidly gaining diversification in the agricultural industry. The most notable addition to the 80 acre operation is a Ryan Sod Combine, which with the tractor is worth "Using tT.'O men to load the turf, an operator can produce square feet of sod per 10-hour said Mr. Porter. "This compares with five loaders, and the operator using the old hand machine for 10 hours and only producing a to- tal square feet per day." The company has two fork lifts and two trucks to complete the line of equipment, and to operate these machines, em- ploys a truck driver, a com- bine operator, two loaders and four men to lay the sod. The new combine is fitted onto the tractor frame and is completely hydraulically oper- ated. Power comes from the power take off unit on the tractor. the tractor moves down University alumni meet Ocl. 29 The first honorary member- ships in the Alumni Associa- tion of the University of Leth- bridge will be presented during the association's annual meet- ing Oct. 29. The function will be held in the main food sendees area on the west campus. Bob Comstock, co-ordinator of physical plant operations and development, will be featured speaker. Toastmasters meet tonight There will be a supper meet- ing of the city Toastmasters Club at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel tonight at 6 o'clock. Eric Campbell will be the general evaluator of the speeches given by Gerald Nord- strum, Art Sanford, John Les- kosky, and John Van Leuken. Chairman for the evening is Kees Van Vliet. Guests are welcome to at- tend. Warner gets grant. The Warner County Northern Regional Recreation Board has received financial as- sistance from the provincial government. These funds will be used to further develop the Raymond ice arena, construct tennis courts, outdoor skating rink, to upgrade the swimming pool at Stirling, to assist in upgrading the recreation complex and in the development of the Chin Lake Park in the Wrentham community. This financial assistance is for the five-year period of April 1, 1968 to March 31, 1973. the sod field, a cutter bar, regulated by a timed wheel governed by the speed of the tractor, cuts the sod in strips three feet long. A solid cutter bar. with a vibrating action of revolutions per minute, slices the sod off one half inch below the surface just behind the cutter bar which determines the length of the strip. Small teeth lift the cut strip onto an elevator where it is then moved to the back for to lift onto a paUet for easy handling on the truck. The width of the strip is determined by two knives which operate near a roller, for a dean cut. The strip which comes out the back of the machine is 18 inches wide; two strips laid on the soil make ore square yard. Mr. Porter said a small strip of sod is left between swathes. This will allow the land to replenish itself with proper fertilizer and irrigation, but this method is used only in some areas. "We are seeding grass con- tinually, since we can harvest a given area only once each three said Mr. Porter. "Seeded grass should be al- lowed to establish for two years before being harvested." The market area for the farm ranges from Saskatoon hi the north to Moose Jaw and Maple Creek. Sask. in the east, as far west as Cranbrook, B.C. and all of southern Alberta. Many groups are concerned over Suffield military use ANNUAL MEETING LETHBRIDGE DIVISION Of THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY Monday, Nov. 1st, 6.30 p.m. SCANDINAVIAN HALL 229 12th STREET C NORTH, IETHBRIDGE DINNER WILL BE SERVED per plate The Public is Cordially Invited to attend! By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer Up is down and down is up and the federal government is being charged with bureaucra- tic confusion or outright lying. In July, John Chretien, the minister of Indian affairs and northern development wrote the Calgary Field Naturalists' Club regarding the Suffield mil- itary establishment near Medi- cine Hat, stating: "Park establishment in the Suffield area would depen- dent on the lands no longer be- ing required for defense pur- poses." "Since the department of na- tional defense has not indicated that any lands will become sur- plus to their the minister said, "there is no pos- sibility, at this time, of estab- lishing a national park on the Suffield Range." Less than one month after Mr. Chretien's letter, the de- fense department announced that almost 700 square miles of tlie Suffield site considered "surplus" to Canadian needs- would be used without charge by British Armed Forces. The area has been leased to the British for 10 years, and every year between May and November, S'M to troops are to be flown in every three weeks to undertake military manoeuvres. Pollution Control Southern Alberta is currently circulating a petition, which will be for- warded to the federal govern- ment, protesting the action and requesting remedial legislation be introduced in Parliament to turn the Suffield range into a national park. The petition, which is being circulated by hand by PC-SA members states: "British forces manoeuvres would involve runs with 60 ton tanks, self propelled guns and armored personnel carriers. "Vehicles of this nature would uproot the vegetation and create dustbowl condi- tions." "Undoubtedly, there would be drastic alteration in the eco- system, thus rendering it un- suitable for a national grass- lands park." Are British tanks churning across prairie land preferable to a new national park for Can- ada PC-SA nsks? A wixlo cross section of cco- logists and biologists pred i c t these tracked war vehicles will destroy the sparse grass and shallow soil cover at Suffield. During a recent interview, a Letlibridge Research Stat ion range ecologist acknowledged as Canada's leading expert on Suffield's prairie land said, "They're going to have real problems in using that land." He said the sand dunes below much of ths range will blow ond erode once the grass and topsoil are removed. "Tanks can chop land like that to nothing in a short he said. Another soil scientist, Dr. Tim Myers, president of the Federation of Alberta natural- ists and a biologist at the Uni- versity of Calgary said, "Suf- field will be ruined if tanks are brought in, and once ruined, that grassland surface is not going to be repaired within years." Less than one inch of humus soil has been created in each years since the last ice age left the area, says Dr. My- ers, amounting to a shallow lay- er of five to eight inches in total. More than 100 persons signed their names to the PC-SA peti- tion during its first two days of circulation in Lethbrid'ge. In a letter to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, PC-SA direc- tor Dave Balfour wrote: "We regard this agreement (with the British) as a blatant misuse of public land for un- necessary and violent activities completely out of character with our times. "This area has long been re- garded as a probable site for a new grasslands wildlife sanctuary as it is one of the largest untouched prairie areas remaining in Canada." "One can well imagine what ten years of tank exercises, bombing and war games could do to such a fragile ecosys- tem." Mr. Balfour warned the PM that "a great number of West- ern Canadians may be some- what alienated and by the action. County committee pleased ivith agriculture program The fall and winter program planning from the Lethbridge district extension office has re- ceived the official blessings of the Lethbridge County Advisory Committee. Organized by the district ag- riculturist and district home economist with advice from the advisory committee, farm groups, the county council agri- cultural service boards and the farm community, the programs are set up to educate the farm people, said Murray McLelland, district agriculturist for the Counties of Lcthbridge and Warner. "The programs "re designed to extend the latest facts and unbiased information to the farm community, to allow bc- ter decision making on the part of farmers and homemak- he said. The Lethbridge district exten- sion office, serving both I-cth- >ridgc and Warner counties, will operate several programs tlu's fall and winter ranging from three hour weed control sessions to a month long farm business management course. Topics for the courses include hay handling, rapeseed market- ing, farmstead shelterbelt plan- ning and fish farming. The district office this year is stressing area specialty pro- grams, hoping lo develop cer- tain programs for certain areas, such as silage which is fast developing in importance in Coaldalo, said Mr. McLelland. "By developing a special pro- gram for a certain area, it is hoped the area will become known for that topic and there- fore draw people from both he said. The areas designated for the programs this season are Leth- bridge, Picture Bultc, Coaldalc, Milk River and Warner. These programs will all be advertised well in advance of the date, with an outline for subject matter to bo covered, he said. Puddin' Head the was a night to By HERB First the 18th any event, all the Staff of the more than Girls' Choir under its and there were none If you were a youngster, Anne weak spots that ing in one of your first Sunday evening make an audience nings of live theatre, it filled the Yates real star (or stars) very probably a night to Centre with good choir itself the And it was the choir as of courtiers and Even if you were one of that carried the that filled the court parents in the crowd, it of the length of Puddin' Head. They still the kind of of soloists (and the pure and that could be enjoyed several roles were with obvious enjoyment, initely not something that different girls for that added to be sat through just It is not to the it was fun for the single out individuals Campbell's formula The show was Puddin' the girls to word distinctly is her although it must Are to do with hours ef careful rehearsal. Even though the plot was not the most complicated in the world, it was still essential word be heard, and it deserving of comm are the costumes and sets and the people responsible for them. The hours have been spent on This column is published Ave. and 17th St. S.'For in particular every Monday to provide ther information call well worth publicity for youth group or was the odd meetings and outings. WEDNESDAY Oct. 27 at It is hoped the column will 7 No. 11 Squadron perform a dual purpose, as a R.C. (air) Cadets parade will reminder for members and De held at the 20th Field Bat-an invitation for other youth tery Building, Kenyon Field, to join in on the leisure time Transportation will be pro-activities, vided by military and some trouble with the curtain at the end, but generally Puddin' Head went smoothly evidence of the meticulous care that obviously went into its preparation. The Anne Campbell Singers and the Teen Clefs also All notices should be ad- For information phone in the three dressed to Are You Comin.' Bullied at 327-1116 days the weekend, as The Herald, Lethbridge, no 328-6759 later than Thursday pre- ot 97 at ceding the week of the event. Teen Clefs sang Sunday evening, and as everyone TUESDAY, Oct. 26 at 8 del Parade will be they sang very well p.m.: The Winston Churchill aboard the ship at 10th Band will be having a con- and 17th St. S. The league senior group of cert, featuring the girls' open to boys 11 to 13 years chorus and Dale Ketcheson old. A reminder to those three choirs, they provided a pleasant prelude at the Yates Memorial Cen- cannot come to the younger group's tre. Admission is for phone 327-5547 before short, their adults and 50 cents for stu- ample evidence of j enjoy an THURSDAY. Oct. 28 TUESDAY, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.: Members of p.m.: The Navy League Letlibridge Army Cadets Wrenette Corps No. 26 will be parade in the city armory ac-accpeting new recuits. Any cording to training orders girl aged 13 to 18 will be sued by Capt. N. E. welcome. Parades and meet- There are openings in ings are held every Tuesday ranks for boys 13 to 18 at the RCSCC Chinook, 10th Bartman Mill meet with fumes in the to discuss home of the Raymond Mulhall residence at 1902 18th Ave. in a minor Elizabeth Bartman, district home economist for the we think are terrific sometimes fall flat, clothing fire Sunday night. Lethbridge fire officials sion division of the Alberta which we think are Mulhall and a partment of agriculture will meet with officials of the Lethbridge Community College department of continuing good are sometimes readily she said. "This is something the extension division, the college repairing and cleaning parts of a washing machine with gasoline. The fumes from the open gas container gathered near the hot water tion to decide fall and university have to live were ignited by the there is not a heater pilot light and She said the initial resulted to an advertisement of the said this is one of stored in the grams available through the for. an advisory the tension division was poor, to help the fire inspector was hopeful the response save time in said under the registration centres in the putting all the effort fire bylaw it is illegal lege would help ascertain into only courses that gasoline within a programming for the She said one of the in planning is to find suitable Drosrams which will be accepted by the 1 Police task Tile task force concept, the use of several related ganizations to accomplish single end is not a new idea, except when applied to police Edmonton RCMP Inspector T S. Venner told the 19th Law Co-ordination ference here one of the and sheen effective law enforcement cepts now used is the new Fell Look is ready for you. The successful for today's fashionable face Is characterized He said the uniting of and sheen. It is individualized just (or you. sonnel from several glistening new colors lo enhance your governmental and law tones and a new way of spotlighting ment agencies to form a features. Try them. A complimentary gle multi resourced unit will show you the exciting Fall Look created tioning for a specific you. Phone now for your was the most effective way fight organized NORMAN COSMETIC The efficiency of each member was greatly MALI ed when they were not Wigs Perfumes cumbered with day-to-day forcement ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 NOTICE OF GENERAL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th- MEMBERS PUN TO NOMINATION REFRESHMENTS WILL BE ;