Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
FABULOUS LAS VEGAS 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Circus C'rcus Many Extras Several Dupartures from Calgary Only rtn. per person (double occupancy) ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethhridge, Alberta, Thursday, September 6, 1973 PAGES 17 TO 28 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Wall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403J 328-7411 OFFICE SAFES Sewage-irrigated crops show unexpected yields By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Domestic and industrial wastes have contributed to yields beyond all expectations on more than 500 acres of Al- berta farm land this year. A private firm in Edmon- ton, an enterprising Granum- area farmer and a Southern Alberta town in difficulty with pollution control agen- cies are irrigating land with s-rvage. Dave Graveland, head of the technical development branch of the Alberta depart- ment of the environment in Lethbridge, is the key man behind the idea. His principle is simple get rid of all sew- age effluent, especially in land-locked towns, but do it in such a way that benefits will outweigh any drawbacks. The potential isn't unlim- ited, he says, but many towns and farmers could benefit. His simple principle has proved sound in the three areas being constantly tested. He credits the co-operation of irngators for the success. The largest area, 320 acres, is being irrigated by the Town of Taber. Because of the low flow of the Oldman Hiver, especially during win- Permanent home needs money City friendship centre embarks on fund drive A b r i e f soliciting funding for a permanent home for the Native Friendship Centre in Lethbridge will be drawn up by preventive social ser- vices department at city hall. At a meeting Wednesday night of the centre's direc- tors, the agency's director, Tony Tobin, said city coun- cil has passed a resolution supporting the idea of a per- manent location for the cen- tre. The building could be fi- nanced by the three levels of government, with assistance from the band councils and private industry, he said. A tentative proposal will be drawn up by Mr. Tobm and submitted to the centre directors. After their ap- proval, a formal brief will be prepared and an architect contacted regarding plans. Discussing the project, directors felt that if a new building was construct- ed, it would have to include hostel facilities. Newly elected director Cyril Brophy said some na- tive people with no way to return home at night end up sleeping in the park, or in junked cars at Marshall Auto Wreckers. But use of the hostel, Mr. Brophy said, should not be restricted to native people be- cause some whites have sim- ilar problems. Rose Yellow Feet, centre president, said the hostel proposal had been discussed before and at that time it felt that a friendship centre and a hostel should not be mixed. In other business, the res- ignation of board member Graham Dickie, now of Med- icine Hat, was accepted. Rev. Dickie said in a letter he was ART DlETRiCH DENTURE CLINJC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th Sf. S. Phone 328-4095 The Day You Buy A Diamond you may wonder what makes these stones so preciojs. Here ore some factors you night remember. 1. The diamond's hardness. The diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man. Because they are so hard, diamonds never wear out. Diamonds worn by genera- tions of Women are just as beautiful today as they were the day when they Were worn for the first time.. 2. The diamond's brilliance. Because it has a great power of refraction, the diamond is a trap for light. Because it is so hard, it can be polished to a luster not equaled by any other stone. And because the diamond excels all other white stones in color disper- sion, it gives off every hue of the spectrum The and the rainbow art1 unique products of you can't buy c rainbow. We have a large selection of on display at ctrgiterite JEWELLERY ACCESSORIES Specializing in GIFTS-DIAMONDS-REPAIRS Phone 328-9736 College Mall resigning because it would be difficult for him to spend much time on centre activi- ties Ken Morris, minister at Southmmster United Church, will be invited to fill the va- cancy left by Rev. Dickie's resignation. The board Wednesday also set the rental to be charged to Native Counselling Ser- vices at a month Native Counselling, which includes a court worker and a drug counsellor, occupies two offices at the new cen- the location, 324 4th St. S. More than books for Blood library When the Blood Indian Re- serve at Standoff gets a li- brary it will be more than just a place to get books. Marvin Fox, director _ of Kainai Community Services and chairman of the library committee, says library staff encourage people with some knowledge of local his- tory to either write it down, or record a cassette so that "the young can learn from the old." People in the Standoff area want a library, he said, and with funds from the band council and the Indian af- fairs department, books are already being purchased. Blood quota within reach The Lethbridge blood donor clinic expects to reach its fall quota despite having to reject donations from 49 people Wed- nesday because they had low blood counts. Eleanor Holroyd, clinic sec- retary, said today 269 dona- tions were accepted Wednes- day leaving 318 to be collect- ed today if the quota of 950 is to be attained The clinic, at the civic cen- tre, is open tonight from 6 to 9pm. The library will first see light of day when the wel- fare department moves out of the old Standoff elemen- tary school into the new ad- ministration shopping com- plex. Mr. Fox hopes a library building will eventually be constructed, although he em- phasized that concrete plans for a building have not been made If the library committee is successful in convincing tla band and Indian affairs that a new building is necessary, plans will be up to in- clude a theatre, language lab, and museum, in addition to the stacks of books. Mr. Fox said he has had discussions with the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary and Horst Schrrud, minister of culture, youth and recre- ation. Both assured him of help. If the centre was built, Mr. Fox said, some artifacts and exhibits relating to local his- tory ard culture could be re- patriated The book stacks would in- clude, he said, a very large section on Indian history, culture and art. ter months, Taber sewage lowered the oxygen content in the river. Various methods of waste treatments were tried but none were successful until the irrigation idea was proposed as an alternative method of disposing sewage. The Granum farmer uses the sewage water from the town's 3 5-acre lagoon to irri- gate about 25 acres of alfalfa land adjacent to the sewage system. This year he harvested 35 tons to the acre, outyielding neighbors by about 1% tons per acre. In Edmonton, a turf farm Irrigates about 90 acres with sewage. Mra Graveland says the results have been out- standing. In all cases, specially de- veloped irrigation sprinklers are being used to apply the sewage water on the fields. The Granum test site, the first in Western Canada, is in its fourth year and no harm- ful effects have been found, says Mr. Graveland It will be thoroughly studied for 10 years "All of the test results are on the plus he says. He has reports of a fann- er in Vulcan and one near Coaldale also using sewage for irrigation. "There is no regulation for irrigating with sewage with- out he says. "But we have had quite a few requests for help from some areas that have had to be turned down because the soil conditions weren't right. "It could come to the point of regulations which would not allow such action without the co-operation of the en- vironment he says. Mr Graveland said vege- tables can't be irrigated with sewage. Because vegetables can be eaten raw, there is a chance of disease transmis- sion. He claims reports from Rus- sia indicate the large acre- ages of vegetables are irri- gated with sewage effluent. Disposal of waste material is of primary concern to Mr. Graveland. But because the water and nutrient materials have to be used by plants in order to prevent a build- up, production and agricul- tural economics are essen- tial. A legal contract was drawn up between the towns and the land owners with the de- partment of the environment acting as supervisors, says Mr. Graveland. He doesn't anticipate such contracts will be needed in the future once all research has been docu- mented. "In a (dry) year like this when a fanner can grow a real good alfalfa crop with little or no fertilizer, it m.st be a good he said. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installation! Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. AIR VAC 1811 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-0286 Power furnace cleaning LET FRACHE FLOWERS 3 EXPRESS YOUR SENTIMENTS for every occasion Birthday Anniversary Get Wei! Sympathy CALL 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S., Lethbridge New judge appointed MFC okays 2 buildings A new provincial judge has been appointed by Attorney- General Merv Leitch to serve the Lethbridge district. Alfred George Lynch- Staunton, a native Albertan, will travel out of Lethbridge under the direction of Senior Provincial Judge Lloyd Hud- son. Mr. Lynch Staunton, over the past 15 years, has served as an aide -de camp to three lieutenant governors, including Grant MacEwan. Two applications to build the city's new industrial park were approved by the Munici- pal Planning Commission Wednesday. Kenwood Engineering will put up a building for Dispose- All Services Ltd. at 2938 8th Ave. N. while Glascon Indus- tries will build its plastics plant at 538 30th St. N. ART GALLERY ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING 710-5 AVE S LETHRRIDCE-AtTA HEINO DEEKEN Manoger Man remanded A Lethbridge man charged in provincial court Tuesday with assault causing bodily harm was remanded for plea until Sept. 19. Brett Blair Bailey, 19, 1929 21st Ave. S, is accused of assaulting Ethel Jack Mon- day in Lethbridge. ASTRO REALTY LTD. Hurray, Hurray, we said a home today, let us sell PHONE 328-7748 E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Uth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Phone 3274565 BILL GROENEN photo Concrete and sunbeams Letting the sun shine in, the new library is still fcuf a sculpture in concrete pillars and beams. Cross- hatched roof beams are appearing, however, and sand- blasters have been hard at it the last few days giving all that naked concrete a more finished appearance. Con- struction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year with the move from the old library set for January. Police car replacements vision on airport by transport ministry'' to air The city police commis- sion voted Wednesday to re- place four police cars and will pass its recommendation on to city council for final approval. The commission accepted police Chief Ralph Michelson's recommendation that slightly lower-powered cars than are now used be purchased. The force would save money m operating costs, the chief said. Commissioner Vera Fergu- son opposed the purchase, not- ing she felt that specifications should be set out and bids tendered She also questioned the need for air-conditioning in the cars, since they would only be needed for a short time Other matters discussed by the commission included the statistical report for July and the chief's recent trip to the police chief's convention in Prince Edward Island. Year's building figures nudge million mark Building permits worth 097.000 were issued by the city during August bringing the year's total value of construc- tion permits to date to This compares to to the end of August last year The August 1972 total was Some of last month's total was for 58 per- mits for single family homes, while Canadian Freightways Ltd was issued a permit val- ued at to construct a new warehouse and office There were also 27 home completions last month, ac- cording to the city's monthly building figures report. Beat The Heat! ADMIRAL B.T.U. 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