Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Sheep exhibits faltering f at Rocky Mountain show By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer While late harvest conditions in northcentral Alberta is blamed for a substantial drop in the number of flocks in the 1974 Rocky Mountain Livestock Sheep Show, it hasn't detracted from their quality. Ross Mouser of Claresholm captured the most silverware in the overall winner category, winning the Supreme Champion Ewe and Reserve Supreme Champion Ram titles. Marion Stephan of Calgary won the Supreme Champion Ram award with Phillip Rock of Drumheller winning the Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe award. There were three main breed classifications for Judge Phil Reister of Auburn, Wash, including North Country Cheviot and Hampshires together, Suffolk and Corriedale. A champion ram and ewe for each breed classification was judged and the supreme champions were then selected from among the breed champions. There were 85 sheep in the show with exhibitors from Drumheller, Calgary, Pincher Creek, Claresholm, Rimbey and Lethbridge. But only seven sheep breeders exhibited, down from the usual 12 which make it to the show. Betty Cyr of Pincher Creek, assistant sheep show chairman for the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association, said late harvest operations in prime sheep breeding areas north of Calgary has kept many exhibitors from entering. And she pointed to a lack of interest among other commer- cial sheepmen who apparently don't have an interest in the purebred show. "The turnout this year makes me wonder if there is suf- ficient interest to carry on with a sheep show next said Mrs. Cyr. Adding to the problems are a continuing losing battle with predators, mainly coyotes. Mrs. Cyr said a Claresholm-area breeder was going to enter the show but coyotes got six of his best ewes right out of his yard less than two weeks ago. And he and other breeders have been bothered by predators all summer long. This means the sheep have been harassed for long periods and they just aren't in good shape. "Nobody wants to enter second class she said. Mr. Reister said many, of the sheep entered in the Lethbridge show compare favorably with any he has seen in ma- jor sheep shows in the United States. He literally blasted "political malarky" which has stopped the movement of sheep both north and south of the international border. He said he was to the Lethbridge sheep show four years ago _and there were many American breeders exhibiting. If the border were opened, there would be twice as many sheep at the local show, he said. "I wouldn't be afraid to have anybody's sheep here on my he said. Breed champions and reserve champions were: Corriedale, Mouser, Rod and Betty Cyr; ewe Ross Mouser, Ross Mouser. Suffolk, ram Marion Stephan, Philip Rock; ewe Ross Mouser, Phillip Rock. Hampshire and N.C. Cheviot, ram David Cadsand, Rimbey, Phillip Rock; ewe Phillip Rock, David Cadsand. In individual class competition, the class and first and se- cond place finishers are: Hampshire and N.C. Cheviot ram, two teeth, Phillip Rock, Drumheller, David Cadsand, Rimbey; ram, full mouth milk teeth, Cadsand, Rock. Ewe, two teeth, Rock, Cadsand; ewe, full mouth milk teeth, Cadsand, Cadsand. Get of sire, group of three, Cadsand, Marion Stephan, Calgary. Breeder's herd, Cadsand, Rock. Suffolks Ram, two teeth, Stephan, Dan Cadsand; ram, full mouth milk teeth, Rock, Ross Mouser, Claresholm, Ewe, two. teeth, Mouser, Cadsand; ewe, full mouth milk teeth, Rock, Mouser. Get of sire. Rock, Mouser. Breeder's herd, group of four, Mouser, Rock. Corriedale Ram, two teeth, Mouser, Rod and Betty Cyr, Pincher Creek; ram, full mouth milk teeth, Cyr, Mouser Ewe, two teeth, Mouser; ewe, full mouth milk teeth, Mouser, Mouser. Get of sire, group of three, Mouser, Cyr. Breeder's herd, group of four, Mouser, Cyr. In two special classes, Danny Strand of Lethbridge won the Pee Wee Market Lamb competition. Miriam Strand placed second. In ladies lead, halter class, Bernice Cyr of Pincher Creek won first place while Miriam Strand placed second. The Lethbridge Herald Second Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, October 26, 1974 Pages 19-36 Muted, doggone it RICK ERVIN photo Taber shopping hour hassle erupting once again Playing it by ear (or Trina, a three month favorite saxophone solo is 12 year old Steve Syme, old golden retriever seems to be searching for a miss- 2321 23 Ave. S. a neighbor of Trina's master, Brian ing note or just enjoying the music. Playing Trina's Leach, 13, 23 Ave. S. College educated nurses LCC nursing director asserts By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Second of two parts The head of the nursing program at the Lethbridge Community College has taken exception to opinions by some city.doctors that college train- ed nurses are not as efficient as hospital trained nurses. Dr. Joan Scholdra said in a Herald interview college nurs- ing students "are equipped to function as safe bedside nurses." Dr. Joan Scholdra was reacting to statements made by some physicians interview- ed in a Herald survey who said college trained nurses do not seem to work as well in a hospital as the hospital train- ed nurses. "I'll buy that when the nurses first start in a hospital after leaving the college but in the long term they can do as well or better (than hospital trained nurses) in many more she said. Unlike the three year hospital based nursing programs the two year college program concentrates on a variety of experiences. Students in the college work, during their two years, in various institutions including Southland Nursing Home, the two city hospitals, Ft. Macleod Hospital, public health units, the Blood Hospital and mental health in- stitutions in Claresholm and Ponoka. The program does not strictly concentrate on hospital work, Dr. Scholdra explained. "We try and give students a broader picture of the needs of patients and the nurses she said. "They (the students) can practice in various areas." But hospital training is not neglected and the number of hours of education on the-job in hospitals equals the re- quirements set down by the Alberta Universities Co or- dinating Council, she said. "We have organized so that from day one students work in the hospitals for a few days a she said. "They learn the theory hi the classroom then practice what they have learned the next day in the hospital. "An instructor goes on the ward with the students to make sure they are applying what was discussed in Dr. Scholdra added. Dr. Scholdra explained she is committed to the college course after teaching in both hospital based and college based programs. "I think the programs are differently organized... but I don't think it's fair to ask a student to spend an extra year in a course when they have the knowledge to begin working." Dr. Scholdra could be sup- ported by the results of a government study now un- derway to determine whether all responsibility for nursing education should be shifted to college programs.' The responsibility for all medical education has been shifted from the department of health and social develop- ment to the department of ad- vanced education. Advanced Education Minister. Jim Foster, has said nursing programs may become the responsibility of the colleges but not until ex- isting hospital based programs have graduated all their students. TABER (SPECIAL) Taber businessmen, may be given one last chance to settle this town's 12 year old shopping hours controversy. Joe Orban, president of the TabepBusinessmen's Associa- tion said Friday the TEA plans to consider a proposal Nov. 12 that would provide for one night late shopping and extended store hours' on Wednesdays. Existing store hours, dic- tated by a town bylaw, are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Wednesday when stores close at noon. The bylaw has been the centre of considerable controversy within the TBA over the past 12 years and has heightened recently. Within the last year the association voted five times on the question of changing the early closing bylaw to allow for at least one night of shopping. Mr. Orban said TBA members will decide Nov. 12 whether to hold still another vote among retail merchants. The issue: may stores be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 9 p.m. Fridays. Whether the consensus is to vote on the issue or to reject the proposal, Mr. Orban said he will try to bury the issue following this final decision. "I am going tov do everything I can to keep it (store hours issue) out of TBA meetings. "It's Custer's last he said. Mr. Orban made an earlier attempt to turn the TBA away from the bylaw to newer issues because the bylaw concerns only 41 retail merchants in the TBA's 106 member organization. But the issue reared its head when five stores, all but one belonging to a chain, defied the bylaw by remaining open Wednesday afternoon and Fri- day evening. Three were charged with contravening the bylaw and were to appear in Taber court Monday. Taber police were outside the stores collecting shoppers' sales slips as evidence the stores remained open. The two other stores ap- parently were not charged because they did not make any sales during the extra hours they were open. Initially nine stores an- nounced their intention to re- main open, but four were dis- suaded by Mr. Orban. He suggested a compromise whereby the TBA would approach town council to ex- tend shopping hours for Christinas, effective Nov. 1, with the hope stores would obey the bylaw until that time. Town council, which is ex- pected to approve almost any recommendation on store hours proposed by the TBA, voted last week to extend hours from Nov. 1 until Christ- mas. The council has only been approached by the TBA once in the past year for an overall change in store hours. Following a 30-20 in favor of late shopping Thurs- day and all day Wednesday, the TBA asked council to change the bylaw Council threw the proposal out indicating the bylaw concerned only retail businessmen. All association members were allowed to vote. Since then the issue has been left stewing in the hands of a retail merchants com- mittee, which Mr. Orban ex- pects will be evenly divided on the newest proposal. He said those against ad- ditional hours argue the cost for small businesses to staff their stores is not offset by the volume of business they might receive. As well, many small store owners consider they work enough hours as it is. Mr. Orban went on to say he fears council may throw the bylaw out if TBA members themselves cannot reach agreement. The absence of any bylaw would only confuse shoppers. Even under the current bylaw there is an inconsisten- cy, such as barbershops being closed Mondays, but with a bylaw the town's shopping hours will have more con- sistency than without. "More people will fall in line with Mr. Orban said. He mentioned Brooks doing away with its bylaw and later having to reinstitute legal guidelines because of the con- fusion that resulted. Both the TBA and Taber council have decided to avoid further confusion by refusing to let the public express its views in a plebiscite on the issue. Crocus time in Its crocus time again in the Crowsnest Pass area. Mrs. Frank Patera of the village reports picking many of the little harbingers of spr- ing in Frank this week. The unusually warm weather here is bringing forth pussy willows, flowers and lowns seeded this fall, are showing splendid growth. Defective roofing beam raises home warranty question By RUSSELL OUGHTRED HenM Staff Writer A potentially defective ceil- ing beam in a Lethbridge show home is creating a headache for a local couple and is building a new dossier for city building inspection files. The beam, manufactured in the late sixties by Glnlam Products Ltd. of B.C. is one of thousands of laminated wood beams being watched by federal and provincial con- sumer affairs officials. Alberta consumer affairs officials, worried by the hazard posed by the beams hi 4W buildings in the province, have asked building owners and municipal building in- spectors to examine three Lethbridge and two Pincher Creek buildings, the inspec- tions in as many years (uiiwd up one Glnlam beam which is coming apart. The city building inspection ul has advised the Rosaines, owners of a former Parade of Homes residence on Lakehill Crescent, to ask an engineer about the possibility of a roof collapse from a 28-inch crack in their laminated wood ceiling beam. ENGINEER NEEDED "When it conies to a deficiency (in the Glulam an engineer would be the one to figure that says a city inspection spokesman. Although the bouse is in "no immediate the city inspector will "check it out again in a year or two" to see whether de-lamination con- tinues. Meanwhile, owners Terry and Baulette Rosaine are wondering to whom they can turn for help. Terry doesn't know who will pay an engineer to inspect the beam, or who would pay for bracing or replacing the Glnlam beam. The Rosaines say they will ask provincial consumer af- fairs officials for advice about the crack in the beam, which Paulette says "yon wouldn't notice if you just walked into the room." When the city examined the beam two years ago, it "look- ed she says. Today, the split hi laminations is "26 to 28 inches long." "I didn't even realize it was there until he (city inspector) pointed it out tome." BEAM ONCE 'OKAY' Meanwhile, the builder of the house. Peter Fiorino of Fiorino Homes, says the Glulam beam was "okay when it went in" to the open- home. Although the "span was quite the contractor installed a bigger beam than necessary for "appearance reasons." Despite the crack in the beam, the Rosaine noose is not unsafe, be adds, because rafters were strung to evenly distribute the weight of the roof on side walls, not on the Glulam beam at the peak of the roof. The Roasine's predicament prompts one city hall official to point out toe "ridiculons" lack of bouse warranties. The city "'cannot insist on be says. If building materials are approved and building regulations followed, subse- quent defects become the home owner's problem. WARRANTY NEEDED A warranty system is needed, the official adds, "because a bouse is a person's biggest investment" The president of the Lethbridge Housing Association, Keith Bickerton, "I'm in favor of il (warran- as are most builders. "It's something the con- sumer wants, but it's also something the building in- dustry wants, too... It works both ways." While legal action is the only avenue now open to home owners like the Rosaine's, a national warranty scheme may be announced before the end of this year by toe Hows- ing and Urban Development Association of Canada. SCHEME PLANNED Local boosing association president Bickerton' says HUDAC, which represents builders, mortgage lenders and building material manufacturers across Canada, will presently an- nounce a warranty scheme drafted at the request of and with help from provincial con- sumer affairs and federal urban affairs officials He says most local builders, tradesmen and suppliers, who belong to HUDAC through the local association will par- ticipate in the national warianty system. It's been five years sSxv Glnlam Products Ltd. shipped a laminated wood beam from its New Westminster factory to Lethbridge contractor Peter Fiorino. Since then, thousands of hours of investigation by federal and provincial con- sumer affairs officials, have brought the city's building in- spector into the Rosaine's liv- ing room to inspect the 28-inch crack hi the Glulam beam. The Glulam story is an ob- scure one. but it reveals a lot of behind-the-scenes legwork by unknown government workers. BECAME SUSPICIOUS Glulam first became suspicious of its special neat- curing process hi Dec. 1970. when two buildings with Glnlam beams collapsed. Within months, the company was flooded with complaints about beams splitting. By the end of 1971. Glulam filed bankruptcy iKtpcJi, The first government tests on Glnlam beams, held after the company went bankrupt revealed the hot press laminating method used by Glulam was not working as planned. Glne laminated beams, used hi Europe for more than 60 years, came into widespread use hi Canada hi 1916 with the advent of synthetic glues. Conventional lamination methods which require clamping after gluing, take eight hours, but Glulam's special heat cure process enabled the company to turn out laminated beams hi a few minutes. TESTS FOUND PROBLEM Tests by Western Forest Products Laboratory, a federal environment depart- ment agency, provided the data for warnings to provin- cial consumer affairs departments that Glulam beams produced between 1967 and 1971 couW be defec- tive. In Alberta, a special com- mittee of the provincial government acquired Glulam's shipping records and spent weeks tracing down and warning Giulam customers HARD WORK Provincial authorities dis-. covered some 40 buildings, constructed with Glnlam beams, including three Lethbridge buildings: the Rosaine residence: St. Peter and Si Paul's Greek Catholic Church and Spotlight Service Station. Two Pincher Creek structures found to contain Glulam beams were the RCMP station and Trinity Lutheran Church Of these five buildings, only the Rosaine residence has arous- ed suspicions of a defective beam Owners of the other four buildings, contacted in a Herald survey, indicated satisfaction with then- Glulam beams.