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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, September 3, 1974-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-15 Far North beckons cameraman, 62 MONTREAL (CP) The Far North, with its howling winds, 150-pound tundra wolves and haunting loneliness, long has intrigued the romantic and adventurous. Grain bin increases OTTAWA (CP) Stocks of wheat, oats, barley, rye, flaxseed and rapeseed totalled 688.9 million bushels at July 31, up slightly from 676.7 million bushels a year earlier, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Wheat stocks at July 31 totalled 379.4 million bushels, up from 365.4 million in 1973, but well below the 10-year-average of 618 million. Oat stocks stood at 75.7 million, down from 79.6 million in the previous year and well below the 10-year average of 123.4 million, bushels. Barley stocks were 203 million bushels, up from the 1973 figure of 193 million bushels and well above the 10-year average of 148.3 million bushels. RYE STOCKS UP Rye stocks were 10.325 million, up slightly from the 1973 volume of 10.304 million bushels at July 31 and above the 10-year average of 10.084 million. Flaxseed stocks stood at 8.2 million bushels at July 31, up from the previous year's 7.6 million but below the 10-year average of 10.1 million. P'V dst. I-.- sn busrieic. auvvn fiom 20 t ir 173 brf 3., it .r of ivj.5 million oushels. The over-all average stock for the 10-year period ending Dec. 31. 1973 was 1.02 billion bushels. But wreckage along Can- ada's rugged Arctic coasts attest to the fact the relentless land has cap- tured more than just the imaginations of the bold. Lives have been lost in attempts to probe its mys- teries. The lure of the North re- mains, however, and a 62- year-old American recent- ly answered the call of the wild for the ninth time in as many years. For Tony Dauksza, a pro- fessional film-maker from Grand Rapids, Mich., Can- ada's Arctic is the greatest land on earth. "It is a land that has been sailed, but never con- he said in an interview. Travelling by canoe, liv- ing in a tent, Mr. Dauksza has paddled and sailed along rugged coastlines, battled 30-foot waves and dodged ice packs for the last eight summers to ex- plore the Arctic. In schools Apart from wanth to film dramatic life se- quences for his Far Horizons movie company, which will be shown at high schools, churches and ser- vice clubs in Indiana and Michigan, Mr. Dauksza simply finds the Arctic irresistable. "People in the North are the way people should be everywhere, and the way they would be if they didn't live in cities.'' he said. 'It's the people, and a T had jout re-tiOte areas that fie want the Ai This summer, movie camera and pack strapped to his back, Mr. Dauksza planned to fly to Frobisher Bay and from there by bush plane to NEXT EDITION OF "THE CHINOOK" Will appear in The Lethbridge Herald Tuesday, Sept. 17 Advertisers are reminded that the dead- line for advertisements is Wednesday, Sept. 11th. The Lethbridge Herald Somerset Island, miles northwest of James Bay. He anticipated it would be like a tent, canoe and other supplies still are on Somerset Island from his trip year, when an emergency forced him to abandon them. After recovering part of his gear, Mr. Dauksza planned to canoe to Baffin Island, and photo- graph its "beau- tiful series of rocky fjords and ice-dotted blue waters" on to Pond Inlet, miles north of Frobisher Bay. From there to his pickup point on Resolute Bay is another 500 miles, where he'll take the plane back home. "Its not the kind of journey that i would recommend for a he said. Ice trap "Last summer I was stranded on Somerset Island when ice floes blew in and trapped he recalled. "There was even a three-day blizzard and at one point, a polar bear tried to seek shelter in my tent. I managed to scare him away by hollering at him.'" Mr. Dauksza said a pilot at a nearby mining settle- ment in Pelly Bay had given him a crash tran- smitter, which he used to signal the RCMP. was rescued, but I still ;vasn able to take much gear with he said. ATTENTION SUGAR BEET FARMERS We have these machines on hand ready for harvest: 1_New Heath 3 Row Tank harvester Used Heath 3 Row Tank Harvester Used Heath 3 Row Harvester with Cleaning Rolls Kirchner 3 Row Harvester Farmhand 2 Row Harvester New Heath 6 Row Beet Topper and Top Saver Used Heath 6 Row Topper with Top Saver Used Heath Beet Top Loaders HARRY WATSON W M SUPPLY LTD. Picture Sutte, Alta. 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