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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Missionary tells of ordeal at sea MONTREAL (CPI A Frencli-t'i.rmdinn missionary, who with six FUinino parislrion- er? driflcd for 37 days in the Smith Pacific in a H-fooL carved from a tree trunk, savs the group survived on any- thing from communion wafers to that were "still gliTiEf Father Marcel Loiselle said in Montreal that Uic girls, two boys and a handyman out last June 12 for a '-wo- hour trip to Mindanao in the Philippines wliorc Ihe priest was to perform Iwo weddings. No smoking rule for employees VICTORIA f CP) British Cclumbia's provincial government employees have twen instructed not to smoke in public while at work. The new rule was issued by the Civil Service Commission because of complaints of civil servants blowing smoke in peo- ple's faces. The edict, now officially part of the government's Manual of Personnel Administration, says: "In the interests of courtesy to the public, employees are re- quested to refrain from smoking in areas when; the public is served." Commission Chairman Art Richardson denied that the rule was an extension of the govern- ment's ban on cigarette adver- tising. Some department heads are apparently interpreting the rule to mean that government work- er? cannot stroke in public view. A highways department em- ployee said his supervisors have decided that crews clearing rw.dsides carmot smoke on tire job because motorists would sec Ihem. AFFECTS THOUSANDS Mr. Richardson said the rule will affect about to civil servants who are in regu- lar contact with the public. "I would expect everyone to adhere to the rule, but I wouldn't expect anyone to be he said. When the outboard engine broke down, a current thwarted frantic efforts to paddle ashor" and Ihev bepan to drift, losing sight of land for good on the fourth day. There was no food on board. "The children were scared so I promised (hem a bip party when we reached shore so they would think positively." said Father Loiselle, on his way home to Quebec City after a stay in a new Guinea hospital. "We were about M.5 per cent confident we would be rescued but the big question was said Father a member of the Montreal-based Foreign Missions Society. ''I was worried because I knew the boat couldn't hold up under a bad he said. "Then we started to pray and meditate." ALIKE FISH NTT They also tacklec food sit- uation, fashioning a fishing net from wire and cloth and stretch- ing it over the side. "Firs t the fish were very he said, "Init the better we got it. the bigger the fish." They also ate several tubes of toothpaste, stomach pills, a few mangoes, one coconut, a tor- toise, crabs and the barnacles that grew on the side of the boat They trapped rainwater on a canvas which also protected them from (he scorching sun. Together, they lost more than 200 pounds during the five-week journey which brought the added frustrations of a typhoon v.ilh 20-foot waves and a ship thai blew its distress signal hut didn't stop. "Maybe they thought we were carrying said Father Lo- isellc. "It doesn't make sense.'" They were finally rescued by a Japanese freighter miles off their original course. Financial aid psled for Indian, centre CALGARY (CP) The city finance committee has recom- mended the financially- troubled Indian Friendship Centre be given Representatives from the friendship centre told the com- mitte tliat unless aid was given their facilities would have to clo.se or curtail ser- vices. Assistant Director Russell Smith said they arc reluctant to do this "but the number of Indian people arriving in Cal- gary far exceeds the staff as- sistance we have available." "If we do close our doors it would throw n considerable burden on city agencies." Several of the friendship cen- tres in Iho province him" en- countered a shortage "f fimds have appealed to govern- ments for iis.siskuice. Drilling leaps ahead in 6 months CALGARY (CP) Tho drill- ing of exploratory and develop- ment wells increased during the first half of 1971 compared with the same period oE 1D70, the Canadian Petroleum Associa- tion has announced. As usual, the bulk of the drill- ing was in Alberla and the in- crease came despite a slow pe- riod this spring as breakup was prolonged and risk capital flow- ed to new exploration areas. A total of wells were drilled, including those off the east coast, with a combined footage of feet. All wells were for exploration or development except 10 service, potash and miscellaneous holes. Alberta had B2JI wells, Sask- atchewan 305; British Colum- bia 338; Yukon and Northwest Territories 65; Manitoba 8 and the east coast 6. Drilling increased 1.4 per cent in number of wells and 2.3 per cent in footage. Explora- tory drilling increased 3.8 per cent in numlwr of holes but de- velopment wells dropped 4.4 per cent. I.KTIIAL LEVS LONDON (CP) Noli PC- in a Chelsea photographic si ml in: Children .shot .some- times without appouilnie-it." ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Some ideas for Winter Programs for farmers and their 'cmiKes, cvcilab'e through the District Extension office in your area. Thase are suggestions and may be "tailored" to your parficular club or communiiy projects. FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSES: In :o-operaiion with Ccr.cda Manpower Centre offices in southern Alberla ihe Deparlmc-nt o( Agriculture will he conducing twelve 4-week Farm Business Manaqcment courses early in 1'ie now year. At leosi one courro will be rva-l- ablp in ench Dislnct'Extension office area namely BROOKS, CARDSTCN, CLARESHOLM, FOREMOST, tETHBRIDGE, MEDICINE HAT, P1NC HER CREEK, TABER end VULCAN. Course duralian consols of 5 hours per day, fve days per week for the 4 Producer wage-rep I are mpnr allowances are available Is ihe the course o'-'thne is flexible to meet ihe registrant's int-rests and the programs incluae: Today's commercial farm in perspective, trends, opportunities Farm service agencies aari-business, extension Farm accounting and analysis Cap'la I, financing, credit. Income tnx, estate alarming The markellpq system, functions, oullook info Farm enterprises, resource use Specialization, diversification Crops and soils, plant, waler and fertility Livestock enterprises, (rends Buildings and mechanization Projection.: potential, problems and opTortunitiem Interested farmers may obtain further informa'ion on these registration at (heir local District Agriculturist's office. AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ANIMAL INDUSTRY -Machinery schools; combine, baler, hydraulic -Beef Record of Perfo-mance Manfenance Schools analysis Rural Welding Clinics New breeds, -Form Building Design -Reproductive problems cf beef catlle Crop and Vegetable Storage -Poultry Optimum Management and Farmstead Planning Equipment Requirements for commercial Farmstead Mechanization poullry production and Sewage FARM ECONOMICS c-i ana1 complete advance Marketing Data System Farm Law Wills, esloic planning teases Contracts 1 Partnerships F R Analysis Management of Production Crops Swine and Sheep ProducMcn end Markeling costs -Credit Management --BudgeMng INDUSTRY Cereal, oilseed and forage crops Horiiculrure crops Special Crops HOME MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN your dollars by good buy man- ship and care: appliances, cook ware, tableware, c-lc. Discussion aided by slides. principles of design for beautiful homes. Well illusiraled leclure. new wall coverings. Samples and illustrations indicate whole range of fashion decor. Furniture rcf mishing. Is this where you can sove, fa) Fooc' (b) clothing children money manaaement: lecture and individual involvement. CLOTHING conslrucfion. basic and special techniques for the home sewer. Remakes workshop. A 1-day workshop. Fitting for Fcbhion. A one-day workshop. FOOD -Soil ferl Weed a -Plant di Using credn wiih understanding. A well illustrated planet ion. -Managing your family's affairs. A lecture wilh group discussion. I m par Ian i fairs every family should know about will- and estate planning. A symoosium. -Laws oFfcciing families, women end in- dividuals. An il I u steeled lecture based on the pub! Italian. "Laws Af fed ing Women cf Alberta." -Manage your Time and energy will An ccl of kindness An in- troduction 'c o symposium. c'o'hmg. One hour'i relic for young mo Triers. Getting to know the modern fabrics. A hour i lalk. to win A weight reduction series based on Canada's Food Guide. Controlled servings suit The non-dieling members of your family. FAMILY LIFE family study: A series of six rwc-hour sessions. A film speaker intro- duces group discussions on: The Reali- lies of Marriage, The Pre-School Person, Menu memo- Aimed to help ycu find interest in serving interesting and good Family meali. Good food for family and friends Selection, preparation, lerving. The School-Age Person, The Teen-Age Person, The Prinicrples of Family Money Management, and After 50 Then What? leadership and Communication. I AM INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: I MAIL TO: ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE District Extension Office, Address PREFERRED DATES FOR PRESENTATION............ NAME ADDRESS TELEPHONE Anyone interested in further information on any of Ihe above topics and or others should contact their nearest District Extension Office. DISTRICT EXTENSION OFFICES FOREMOST MEDICINE HAT EXTENSION OFFICE EXTENSION OFFICE Box 326, Foremost 770-Slh Street S. W.r Telephone 667-3646 Telephone 527-4471 LETHBRIDGE EXTENSION OFFICE Building Telephone 328-4471 TABER EXTENSION OFFICE Box 640, Taber Telephone 223-3563 BROOKS EXTENSION OFFICE Box 788, Brooks Telephone 362-2567 CARDSTON EXTENSION OFFICE Box 3B, Cardslon Telephone 653-3462 CLARESHOLM EXTENSION OFFICE Box 40, Ciaresholm Telephone 235-3375 PINCHER CREEK EXTENSION OFFICE Box 1356, Pincher Creek Telephone 427-4023 VULCAN EXTENSION OFFICE Box 480, Vulcan Telephone 485-2236 ;