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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuenloy, Oclobei 31, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HE-AID 13 Canadian Government Elevator here is alternate delivery point for south fly RIC SWIIIAKT of The Jlcralil Tlic Canadian Government E lev a t os' on the ca stern ed ge of Lethbridge is now designated as an alternate delivery point for farmers in southern Alber- ta. The 1.25-million bushel capac- ity terminal is accepting all grains from farmers. Recently a Calgary firm asked that flax purchased from farmers be de- livered through the storage fac- ility ant] this crop lias been the focus of attention at the term- inal. This means farmers who have no other place to haul grain on their quota book may take loads to the terminal elevator, Superin leiulent Jac k W ater- housc took the time to guide The Herald through tire monstrous facility, built in 1930. It is the newest terminal elevator in Can ada operated inland by the Ca- nadian Gram Commission. When reporier and photo- grapher arrived, a tnick was just in the process erf dumping a load of flax into one of the six unloading pits. This area is con- trolled hy Dan Bodell who said the area has a capacity for 70 truck unloads in a work day. The grain drops from the pit onto a long endless belt and moves to a leg or elevator ap- paratus made up of hundreds of buckets. The grain is lifted to (he top of the 200-foot elevator through the leg and into weigh- ing bins. From here, it is (lis- frj ii u ted t o the ri ght spot by gravity. During- this process, samples taken from the truck by Irwin McDonald, a sampler from the Canada department of agricul- ture inspection branch, are test- ed and a grade is assigned lo the grain. Also, it is determin- ed whether the grain is clean enough to be put directly into storage or whether- it must pass through the cleaners. In this instance, Irwin relay- ed the message to weighman Steve Coutts that tlvJ grain was clean. After weighing the grain on huge scates near the top of the elcvatcr, tin; right spout was selected to dump (he grain into. By use of an octopus appar- atus which has access to sev- Wheat Pool name change in MacLeod FORT MACLEOD (HNS) A! noon the Federal Grain ele- vator on J5th Street in Fort Mad cot.] look ed very norm a 1. Manager Greg Kesler was on duty, as usual. First deliveries of fall wheat and barley were being delivered. Scaffolding was being rifigcd on the cast side of the building. W t thi n a n hour t he sign was changed lo read Albert Wheat Pool, Fort Maclcod, By mid- afternoon the job was complet- ed and the crew of painters were gone. With the change over of own- ership, the Alberta Wheat Pool i.s now the largest buyer in Fort Mnclocd. Capacity is now 000 and increase from Mr. Kcsler said fall wheat and ryo is in and was of good quality. Spring wheat and bar- Icy is being The fanners using the Pool bad a bumper crop this year. There was no bail damage in the dis- trict and only minimal grass- hopper damage reported. eral bins and spouts, the weigh- man dumps the grain. Annexman Jim Dempster, one floor belov; the spout open- ing, starts a long emMess belt moving which takes the grain into the annex, an area with one million bushels of storage bins. Along the belt is a switching tuu't which takes the grain from the belt and pours it into one of the 90-foot deep pits selected by (he distributor. If the grain is not clean enough, instead of going from the weigh bins to the annex, it drops lo the cleajiers on the ground floor. Here cleanerman Syl Boc'h runs the grain over a series of fine screens. The grain drops back into a pit and the chaff, dirt and weeds fall inlo another area. The grain then goes back up to the top, i.s weighed again and then put into the annex. In distributor Bill Dick's of- fice there is a chart showing (he layout of the entire elevator, including alf' the hms. He keeps careful track of the number of, bushels and ttie type of grain in each one. He is in charge of the movement of all the grain in the elevator. FIRST LIPIZZAN BORN IN CANADA Palricia, on ll-year-old lipizzon mare birlh Po the first Lipizzan stallion Wednesday at Ronchland Recreation Limited, three miles oast of the joil on Ihe old Coaldale road. Owned by Allan Jarvie, ihe coil was sired by Neapolltano Oma, a slud in the American-Spanish Riding School in Myakka Cny, Florida. Mr. Jorvfo brought the mare to Canada 1 Vi months ago. He plans lo breea1 Potrrcia with Favory Sordro, Ihe first stallion lo be owned in western Canada. Bill Groenen phojo East Kootenay Steel Ltd result of growing industry East Kootenay Steel Lid. is an example of a business which grew up with industry and with the town of Sparwrxxl. H is a manufacturing and welding business which prim- arily serves Ihe needs of Kaiser Resources Lid. and Cominco. According lo Dclbcrt Cook, an employee, the company "will take any job which needs do- ing." Mr. Cook, who formerly work- for Kaiser, said the com- pany was formed when Ihe or- realized the need for a fabrication and installation business to serve the big indus- tries. 'Jlie fabrication work in- volves five full-time employees who make fillers for purifying and cleaning the systems for Kaiser Resources. It involves stretching a metal screening over a frame and applying a wooden outer surface. The fil- ters arc torn clown after use and the pnrts salvaged for fu- ture fillers. Mr. Cook said the company also docs a lot of blue print jobs which require a bid. Once the hid is accepted, the job is done and ttien the com- pany usually installs the finish- ed pnxluel. The ncwncs of the business is evident in the trailer used as an office and blue print plant. Here Ihe secretary takes calls and blue print jobs are calculated for a bid submission. The shop is 40 feet ny 83 feet. An addition of 24 feet by M feet is just being completed. II will be used as an employee facility with lunch room and showers for (he 25-man staff. Indicative of ihe work plans for Ihe company, on any major shutdowns at Kaiser Resources, the entire work force of the company are moved into action. One job was estimated to take one week hut the firm finished the job in one full day plus one eight-hour shifl. Employees have worked on Hie 100-ton trucks and recently completed a Ihrec-monlh job on Ihe walking crane which un- covers the coal in (he strip mining operation. of ivheat By DR. M. S. KALDY Food Scientist Lclhbriilgc Kescarch Station "Protein quality" is a term that has been used by miliers, bakers, farmers, research wo -kers, and other people in western Canada to describe the brcadmaking quality ot wheat. The word "quality" in this context aclu a lly refers to the effect the protein has on the size and texture of Ihe loaf of bread. In recen t years, how- ever, the attention of the public and research workers has been directed toward the importance of protein and nutrition. Here Iho term "protein quality" lias taken on a different meaning. And because it is not fully un- derstood the term is often mis- interp-eled. This new mearnng stresses (Hie concept that "protein qual- ify" is biological. This concept holds that the biological quality of a protein is the measure of (he efficiency with which pro- tein can provide for growth and maintenance of helath. It is de- termined by (he amino acid composition of Ihe protein and Hie efficiency of its utilization. Ideal or complete protein, such as that of an egg, has a balanced amino acidc pattern or composition. We call this a balanced amino acid pattern provides no additional growth when supplemented with other kinds of protein. There are 20 amino acids that are known to maintain the nitrogen equil- ibrium in the normal human adult. Eight of these amino acids are essential in our daily diet because they cannot be synthesized within the body. Sufficient nitrogen must, how- ever, also be ingested with the diet to synthesize the "non-es- sential" amino acids. Scientific investigations have shown that if egg protein is assigned a val- ue of 100 the corresponding val- ues for pork, beef, milk, pot- ato, soy flour, corn meal, wheat flour, and bean protein are 84, 80, 75, 71, 56, 55, 51, and 47, respectively. Consequently, to attain Ihe daily requirement of 45 grarr.s of ideal protein for a 155-pound man, the intake of food must be adjusted accord- ing to the quality of the food protein consumed, In the pi a nt science sect! on of the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion increasing attention Is be- ing given lo the biological as- pect of pro'.ein quality. Inten- sive studies have been made of the potato as a valuable source of high-quality protein. Now oiir attention has turned fo the field bean, crop that is increasing in importance in southern Al- berta. ;