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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, Octobtr City Scene Dog show today, Sunday About 450 dogs are in the city this weekend for some canine capers. They are competing in a dog sponsored by the Lethbndge and District Kennel Club at the Exhibition Pavilion About 100 of the entries are from the United States, some from as far away as California The show features 129 recognized breeds and many rare ones including Australian cattle dogs, border collies and miniature bull terriers. There will be a special show tonight for the public. Featured attraction of the evening will be a team of trained dogs. A parade of champions and obedience titl- ed dogs along with group judgings and the best in the show presentation will be included in the performance beginning at 7 p m. Sunday the show goes from a.m. until p.m. Film to be screened The future of small towns, their depopulation and poten- tial is the subject of a film to be shown in Lethbridge Mon- day The film, by a local Alberta company for the Challenge for Change program of the National Film Board, will be screened at 2 p m and 7-30 p m in room 121, at the Lethbridge Community College Science Building. The film, not yet available for general release, "shows the frustrations, angers, and energies of rural people fighting for their continued existence." Before the film "promises promises" is released the Challenge for Change program wants to have all people and groups who are working in rural com- munities, first view the film and determine its applicability, says Kathleen Day of the National Film Board. Former city man appointed Norman Cragg, a former Lethbridge man, has been ap- pointed Assistant Deputy Minister, developmental programs, of the national department of health and welfare Marc Lalonde. federal health minister, announced the appointment this week on behalf of the Public Service Commission. Mr Cragg. 59, joined the public service in 1965 after three years as assistant direc- tor of social welfare in Hong Kong Prior to that he had been executive secretary of the Public Welfare Division, and secretary of the com- mittee for the aged with the Canadian Welfare Council. Indians meeting at U A two-day Indian culture conference began today at the University of Lethbridge. Purpose of the Treaty No 7 Cultural Conference is to look senously into the problems of young Indian people living on reserves and in urban areas. Participants will be young people from the five Southern Alberta tribes together with older Indian leaders. Pensioners elect officers A well known Southern Alberta resident and former provincial cabinet minister, L C Halmrast, has been re- elected president of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizen's Society. He will be assisted by William Ryan, first vice- president: B. J. Evenson, se- cond vice-president; Mina Jackson, secretary, and Martha McDonald, treasurer. Rose Chomiak, Thelma Odney and Thomas Clay are direc- tors. Elections were conducted by J W. R Wilson Downtown merchant retires A city man who was in the retail and wholesale business in the downtown area for 43 vears retired Friday Harry Wilks, owner of Classic Foundations Ltd at 713 4th Ave S came to the SUPER SPECIAL! 18 PIECE IRIDESCENT PUNCH BOWL SET 7 Bowl 1 Ladle 8 Cups 8 Cup Hangers Regular 13.95 Special. 9 .95 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN city in 1930 and became manager of Rylands and Co a ladies' wear and dry goods store at 5th Street and 3rd Avenue S He purchased the business from E U. Rylands 18 years later, and opened Classic Foundations after the Rylands block was sold in 1961 With his business associate of 37 years, Mrs. Tilhe Lewis, Mr "Wilks continued to operate a wholesale business from the new store while the retail end was managed by Renee Baldwin. The store's last day of business was Friday Cirtiliid Dentil Micliinlc CLIFF BUCK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. LowrLMtl PHONE 327-2122 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Open Thurs and Fri Evenings Phone 328-0372 2716 12th Aye. S._______ This Week MUSICLAND SUPPLIES LTD. MCA 8-track stereo tapes 4ft Ir featuring MCA's Latest Half-Breed Cher First Water Sharks Mary Robbms Marty Robbms You've Never Been This Far Before i Conway Twitty To The Good Life Bert Kaempfert Tired of your old tapes? Try our 99s tape exchange' Choose tapes from our tape selections latest RocK, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, Classi- cal, Motion Pictures, Country and Western, Instrumental, Children's Stories, Quad. 1219 3rd Avt. South Phono Hams to patrol Police ready for Halloween Among the assorted ghouls on city streets Halloween night will be a liberal sprinkl- ing of police constables. Insp. Max Coupland describes proposed police coverage of the city Oct. 31 as "damn good." In addition to the extra patrolmen assigned to duty that night, the police depart- ment will be assisted by local ham radio operators and members of the Lethbridge General Radio Service Club. Four policemen will ride in cars owned by ham radio operators who will have a base station set up at police headquarters. In addition, 12 cars owned by members of the radio club will patrol the city and report to their base sta- tion which will also be set up at the police station Insp. Coupland emphasized that the radio club members will be observing only and do not have any police authority. Two vehicles from the city's electric works department and four from the public works department will also be patrolling the city for troubles connected to those departments. The inspector advised parents to escort younger children and to make sure costumes are made from light colored materials Motorists are requested to be aware of youngsters on the streets Shopping complex likely to spur reserve economy The colonel and his men Fred King, honorary colonel of the Lethbridge celebrating army cadet week. About 200 cadets from y Lethbridge, Fort Macleod and Pmcher Creek par- ticipated Friday, m the parade at Kenyon Armories. militia, has a word with Colleen Quinlan, a Pmcher Creek cadet, during a special parade inspection Cattle feed research succeeds By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer A major breakthrough in cattle feed preparation to pre- vent deaths in feedlots has been reached by two scientists at the Lethbridge Research Station Animal nutritionist Bob Hironaka and microbiologist K J Cheng have determined that it feed particles are too small, cattle have a greater tendency to develop an inter- nal build up of gas which causes death if not treated quickly This bloated condition, which accounts for as much as 10 per cent of the cattle losses in some feedlots in the south, is thought to be caused by a build up of a slimy, foamy material which traps the animal's natural gases during digestion of food. Dr Cheng said studies have indicated when the particles of tood are very small, bacteria can digest nutrients more quickly They eat so fast thev rupture, spilling their contents into the animal's first stomach. The bacteria contribute to the slime material. He said tests also show small feed particles cause an increase in the acid level of the animal's first stomach, adding to the problem Dr Hironaka said cattlemen used to think high energy diets with a large AIR VAC 1811 2nd Ave. S. PHONE 328-0286 POWER FURNACE CLEANING E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Left.) DENTAL LAB. LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 proportion of barley contributed to bloat But in 1969 he fed cattle with no roughage and a ration of 15 per cent sugar beet pulp, 31 per cent oats and 50 per cent barley Dr Hironaka said the in- cidence of bloat was very small during the test, proving that barley itself didn't cause problems He then looked at the size of the particles ot barley in the feed and compared them with other feeds from herds which were having bloat problems Further tests showed that barley shouldn't be broken into pieces any smaller than eight one hundredths of an inch, about the size of an air gun pellet Once this was determined, the next problem was assuring that all the particles met the size requirements. To prepare barley for feed rations, it is put through a rolling machine which con- sists of large rollers spaced closely Dr. Hironaka found that when the barley is very dry. it shatters when passed between the rollers, creating very small particles He then suggested to farmers that they drill a hole near the upper end of a grain auger and attach a water hose While the barley is augered into a bin. water is applied to increase the moisture content of the kernels After sitting for a few hours, the barley is put through the rolling machine without any shattering In some cases the kernel was just cracked and not broken into particles, stiii allowing lull use of the food This solved the bloat problem for the most part, he said. But there are other side benefits When the farmer makes his Iced ration, he has no dust problem because of the water and higher kernel moisture content And with the larger par- ticles, cattle eat more feed. During a 250 day test, cattle eating larger particles gained 60 pounds more than cattle eating smaller particle feed during the same period. Dr Hironaka said he will continue to work on bloat problems, trying to hnd out actually what happens. Through these efforts, he hopes to find other means to prevent bloat. Much of the work on bloat is through tests on cattle at the research station that are lilted with a special valve which allows easy access to the digestive system of the animal. By removing a plug, the scientists can determine the action of the digestive system on a particular type of feed. Samples of the feed can be retrieved from the cattle and the build up of slime and foam can be calculated according to the ration fed the animal. The office building shopp- ing complex at Standoff will provide added impetus to economic development on the Blood Reserve, the assistant deputy minister of Indian and northern affairs said Friday. Peter Lesaux made the remark after a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the Shot Both Sides Building The building will house all offices of the Blood band ad- ministration, a medical clinic and pharmacy, a post office, supermarket and restaurant, and a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Band officials are hopeful that commercial services now offered in the building will serve to attract new industry to the town. During the dedication ceremonies. Fred Gladstone, president of Red Crow Development Corp., the band's holding company, said rental revenue from building tenants will pay for the 000 structure in 15 years. The building, named after the present Blood chief, Jim Shot Both Sides, was financed by a loan from the Bank of Horticulturist offers tips SPECIAL Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN Chicken Chow Mein Sweet and Sour Sparariln Deep Fried Shrimps, or Breaded Pineapple Chicken Chicken Fried Rice ALL FOR ONLY........... 4 Delivered to Your Home Piping Hot! OPEN WEEKDAYS a.m. to 2 p.m. SUNDAY 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. frtffrtf THE 327-0240 LOTUS Across From The CPU Depot By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer Most lawns need very little care to prepare them for winter, says city parks superintendent Bill Brown, an experienced horticulturist The majority of grass in the Lethbndge area is Kentucky Blue Grass and will survive 90 per cent of Canadian winters without damage If a lawn goes into winter healthy, chances are good, it will come out healthy in the Mr Brown says Fertilizer applied late in the tall causes a soft growth of grass that is more vulnerable to damage. All fertilizers should be applied by the end of August Winter fertilizers, which are applied in late October, are used in Northern Alberta hut Mr Brown doesn't recom- mend them for the South because moisture that accom- panies chinooks is likely to wash them away Applying manure to a lawn in the fall causes it to warm up earlier in the spring because its dark color absorbs more heat Mr. Brown says a manured lawn gets greener faster but one reason it isn't applied in Southern Alberta is because combined with wet chinook weather it can be quite messy All leaves and boards, or any such objects, should be picked up before the first snow. It left, they reduce air circulation and light which could result in damage to the lawn Skating rinks also have this el feet on lawns, Mr. Brown .says It's possible to have an average lawn, after having a skating rink, but it won't be a prize turf. He prelers to let his lawn go into winter a little long and moist When cutting in the fall the blade on the mower should be raised hall as high again to what it was in the summer Lawns don't lose as much water in the fall as in the summer so they don't have to be watered as much If you've been watering once a week in the summer should water once every two weeks in the Mr. Brown says. A good test to check a lawn's moisture is to dig out a core of the lawn and examine it Concerning garden care, Mr. Brown says most gardens should be dug up in the fall. This exposes the soil to frost which tends to open it up. Digging leaves into the gar- den soil is a good idea. One can use a rotary mower or a mulcher for this Leaves can also be used as protection for herbaceous plants such as peonies, delphiniums and chrysanthemums Their roots survive the winter but the top part of the plant dies. Bulbs should be planted in the fall The best time is early October but they can still be planted, now. says Mr. Brown Trees should be pruned in the spring rather than the fall because then winter damage can be assessed Mr. Brown strongly emphasized the above hints for lawn and garden care app- ly to most yards but not to all If a person has a special problem he should contact the parks section of the communi- ty services department Nova Scotia, and from govern- ment grants The band council put up about 20 per cent of the construction cost Man admits thefts A man now serving time in the Lethbridge Correctional Institution pleaded guilty in provincial court Friday morn- ing to stealing money from two Fort Macleod service stations early this year. Gordon John Ramchuck, 30. formerly of Calgary, took about in cash and in cheques from Tourist Texaco Jan 10 He also took about cash and in che- ques from Scougall's Garage Feb. 10. Ramchuck was sentenced to nine months imprisonment on each charge, to run con- currently with the two year sentence he is now serving for theft. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 MOVING? MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7090 CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S130 INSTALLED Phone Me-2f76 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Bride Thank You (24 Hour Service II Necessary) We provide complimentary personalized Meat) table place cards with each order' FREE CUSTOMER PARKING____________ PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIO0 DRY CLEANING 311 6th St. S.and 1S14A 9th Ave. S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 hour service tailoring -Hat blocking and leather processing pleat drapery procming GARRY KLASSEN HOME 321.2221 ANNOUNCIMINT CITY REALTY INSURANCE LTD. Mr Roy Osier, sales manager ot CITY REALTY, is pleased to announce his association with GARRY KLASSEN and ALLAN COLLINS and welcome them as members of his staff As native Lethbndgeltes, they are well quali- fied to serve your real estate needs They have valuable sales experience in the sales field having both been in the retail business previously If you are contemplating buying or selling residential or commercial real estate, we suggest you contact GARRY or ALLAN at CITY REALTY BUSINESS TELEPHONE 321-3251 328-9302 ALLAN COLLINS HOME 327-2739 ;