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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September Energy bills to be reintroduced IF HER NEST IS DESTROYED, A HEN WILL RE-NEST SEVERAL TIMES Pheasant welfare a variety of factors By DENNIS McDONALD Alberta Fish and Wildlife Seventh in a series Unfortunately, simple questions cannot always be adequately answered with simple explanations. Preceding articles in this series have tended to over- simplify the answer to the question "What has happened to Alberta's pheasant pop- One article iden- tified habitat as the key to long-term pheasant abun- dance. Another article suggested that spring weather conditions during the "peak of the pheasant hatch" cause fluctuations in numbers from year to year. But last week's article implied the "carrying capacity of wintering areas" evened out annual losses due to hunting and other factors, thereby assuring that spnng breeding populations of pheasants remained fairly stable from one "average year" to the next. All of this sounds fine in theory but in actual fact, no single factor accounts for the differences in pheasant numbers from year to year; in Alberta or anywhere else! An "average year" seldom, if ever, occurs for pheasants! Their welfare depends upon the annual interaction of a series of biological, en- vironmental, technological, social and economic factors. And no two years are the same as far as the combined impact of these factors upon pheasant numbers is concerned. The pheasant "numbers game" begins anew each year COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY onhjr Canadian Company insurance to with another generation of pheasant chicks hot off the assembly line. Preceding this event, however, is a period of hectic activity for both parents. In late winter, lengthening daylight stimulates biochemical changes in pheasants which triggers their urge to breed. Changes in their behavior are most noticeable when cock pheasants become outwardly bold and aggressive. They stake a claim to a specific piece of real estate and begin to proclaim in a raucous voice that they are Each adoring female in the neighborhood is welcome to pay the male a call but pity the poor rooster who invades another's domain! Cockfights are commonplace-during the breeding season as each male fights to gather a harem of females. As cock pheasants are virile and polygamous, fertility rates usually range over 90 per cent. Some harems con- tain up to 10 hens though three to four hens per harem is the average. Some cocks remain bachelors due to their failure to acquire a harem and they tend to hinder reproduction by picking fights with other cocks and disturbing nesting hens. Following mating, hens search for suitable nest sites and they often appear to have trouble making up their minds which one is best. Early in the nesting season, many are careless about egg laying and eggs may be dropped all over the place with no attempt made to conceal them. Some hens initiate a nest, lay a few eggs in it and then abandon it. Eventually, though, each hen finds a nest site she is satisfied with and settles down to the business of hatching a brood. Meanwhile, the cocks go their separate ways. Like farmyard roosters, their duties end once mating takes place. Pheasants are ground nesters and hens show a definite preference for the types of vegetative cover in which they nest. Grassy road side ditches and right-of-ways alongside irrigation canals and railways are favored nesting areas. Alfalfa fields, winter wheat and cover around sloughs and potholes are also heavily utilized. Un- fortunately, nests in many of these areas are destroyed before hatching by early mowing, spring burning or trampling by cattle. Hens are persistent in their attempts to bring off a successful brood and, if their nest is destroyed early in the nesting season, they will re- nest several times Contrary to popular opinion, however, a hen -will only produce one brood each year. Each nesting hen kill lay from one to 20 eggs in her nest START WEDNESDAY H R BLOCK JOB INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE FOR BEST STUDENTS CALL NOW I 329-3632 OR STOP BY 815 THIRD AVE. S. with the average nest contain- ing 12 eggs. She will not re- main on her nest until all eggs in the clutch have been laid. Next week: Pheasant brood rearing. OTTAWA (CP) The federal energy department plans to recycle some legisla- tion through Parliament when it opens Sept. 30. Bills setting up a national petroleum corporation and giving the federal government legal right to collect an oil ex- port tax will be sent back before the house. Both measures, first in- troduced last winter, died on the order paper when Parlia- ment was dissolved for the July 8 federal election. Neither of the bills is likely to satisfy the opposition par- the Progressive Conser- vatives feel they go too far and the New Democrats believe the government should become more involved in the petroleum industry. But .opposition support for the bills will not be as crucial at this sitting. A government majority gained in the elec- tion means the Liberals do not need opposition votes to get the bills passed. "No. 1 item for the energy department is legislation bas- ed on the export tax agree- ment reached at a meeting of first said a spokesman for Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. Next on the department's list is the bill setting up the national petroleum company, putting the government directly into the petroleum in- dustry. The spokesman said the bills will be basically the same as those introduced at the last session of the house. Any changes made would "-just be (Housekeeping." The prime minister and pre- miers agreed during a meeting last March to a two- price system for crude oil witn the Canadian price at a barrel, now about below the world price. Difference between the do- mestic and world price is col- lected in an export tax by the federal government and the money used to subsidize the cost of crude bought on the world market for use in East- ern Canada. When the bill setting up Petro-Canada was introduced last May, Mr. Macdonald said its main concern would be to improve long-term outlook for oil supplies, not to compete with existing companies in production, refining and dis- tribution. The bill proposed initial operating capital of million with an additional financing of billion during the first five to eight years of operation. One-third of the money was slated for developing con- ventional oil supplies, with the remainder, going for research and development of oil sand deposits in northern Alberta. A section of the bill also gave the corporation almost unlimited freedom to broaden operations if the government decided it should, allowing it to import, produce, transport, distribute, refine and market oil products. Alvin Hamilton, energy critic for the Progressive Con- servatives, said the party could not fault the principle behind a national petroleum corporation. "But it's he said in an interview. "It won't do anything but spend more government money." His party would rather see Canadians buy more ownership in petrochemical companies, giving the people rather than the government control of the industry. FAITH MAIN INGREDIENT The first building in Pelly Bay, N.W.T., was a small rock church held together by clay and seal oil. IT'S NOT TOO LATE WE STILL HAVE ROOM IN Beginning Ceramics For Adults The UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE public service Ceramics classes have started but there are still places left. You won't miss anything if you enrol NOW TIME: Tuesday, September 17, 7-1 Op.m. PLACE: Room 200, Physical Education Building FEE: And if you really hurry, there is space available for Session B, Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. REGISTRATION: At the U of L Registrar's Office or before the first class. 2602 9 AVENUE NORTH 1902-13th AVE. SOUTH Lovely 3 bedroom home close to schools, churches and shopping, very nice part of the city, above average quality with wall to wall in living room. Owners transferred and anxious to sell. MLS. CALL DAVE NEUFELO 345-4702 Lovely 10 year old 2 bedroom bungalow, located close to schools and shopping. In immaculate condition throughout, like new hardwood floors, partially developed base- ment, 60 ft. lot nicely landscaped and fenced, front drive. Clear title. MLS. This home features 1176 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, dining room, drapes, built in stove, imitation fireplace, bar, 13 x 40 ft. rumpus room, well developed inside and out. 9Vi% mortgage. MLS. CALL DON CARROLL 327-4194 CALL ALICE HAHN 327-3708 INSURANCE INSURANCE INSURANCE Having acquired one of the tocal insurance businesses, we now represent seven of the largest and best insurance companies in the country. For all your insurance needs, be it auto, home, business, liability, bonding, life, be sure and insure with ASTRO REALTY LTD. INSURANCE TOM SELNES most Progressive 3M-4600 418-NORMANDY ROAD Very different 1500 square feet of solid house from the double floors to the open beams. Double round open hearth fireplace between the living family room. Built in china cabinet in Bathrooms well tiled, sunken living room. Double carport. 2 years old. Location Normandy Road. MtS. CALL VERNACOUTTS 327-6897 TOM SELNES Business 328-7748 E'S A HOME TO FIT YOUR BUDGET 2O Southwest of Coalhurst. Gas, telephone, power all available. Will make a fine acreage. Build the home of your choice here. EXC. 178 CALL DON CARROLL 3274194 These Desirable acreages are located just minutes from the City of Lethbridge. All can be irrigated and telephone and power are available. If you are interested in quiet country living, act now. MLS. CALL CURLY SHERMAN 320-2605 Fourplex showing return, large 150 x 150 foot lot. some furniture included. S35.000. MLS. GALL CURLY SHERMAN 328-2685 320AOWS North of Chin. All irrigated, excellent fertility, sandy soil. This should be what you have been looking for. No buildings. S550 per acre. MLS. CALL CURLY SHERMAN 328-2685 Three bedroom bungalow located in new area in the thriving town. This house features a family size kitchen, it is landscaped, fenced and has a concrete front driveway. CALL VIC KAUTZ 3294793 Split Levels We have several Krahn built 1144 split homes, presently under construction in the new Chruchill Height Sub Division. These homes have a 11% interest rate. If you hurry you wiil be able to pick your colors. EXC CALL VIC KAUTZ 329-0793 Shop ww Gofifectlofiei'y Thriving business m the Town of Coaldale. This business shows a good turnover, and would make an ideal family operation. Residence located al the rear The owner is retiring, and is anxious 'o sel' this going concern. MLS CALL VIC KAUTZ 3294793 A House, A Oarage, A Teol Shed ATI JOT only 2 bedroom older home situated on a 45 x 110 fl lot, full basement, deep ireeze. slave and curtains included. Please call appointment ahead 01 lime WILS CALL VEWIA C0UTTS 3274897 Revenue Lei Lot 2701-12 Ave North rt you are looking 1o rnvesi MLS CALL VICKY GRA8ER 3274680 Let Me Show You This 3 bedroom bungalow, rumpus room and office in basement. Nicely landscaped, close to schools. Mid 30. MLS. CALL VICKY ORAOER 3274880 Stirling Brand new homes in Stirling. 1-2 bedroom 1-3 bedroom S24.300. These homes have large lots and attractive 9% mortgages. MLS. TO VIEW CALL VERNA MUTTS 327-6697 Large 6 bedroom two storey home. Main floor has 1370 sq. ft. of living area. Good size lot Makes ideal large family home. New Section only 2 years old. MLS. PHONE JAKE TAMS 3284522 19 acres 1 mile east of Lethbridge. 2 miles on Sunny Road. All irrigated. Also 18 acre parcels west of Lethbridge. MLS. PHONE JAKE TAMS 328-6522 Lovely 3 bedroom bungalow. Landscaped and fenced. Mortgage at Payments of PIT. Owner will take agreement of sale to qualified buyer. MLS. PHONE JAKE TAMS 3284522 Looking for Be sure to check with Astro Realty on a Krahn Home Of Distinction. We have 2.3 and 4 bedroom models to choose from and prices starting as low as Before you invest investigate a Krahn Home of Distinction. EXC. CALL DON CARROLL 327-4194 Why Pay Rent! Why Pay Rent! When tor S1000 down and S155 P41 you can own this 3 bedroom hone, with 4 jfitye bath and large kitchen. Can you really afford not to buy? Lets talk it over. EXC. CU10.NEUFEID 3454702 Quality wltti a Dnvecence The difference is S13.600 cash to mortgage. The quality is in the construction in the sun deck, siid.ng glass doors. MLS CALL OAVEKUrHO 3454702 DeYeuWantT a view mountains' room lo run your a place lo graze your clean country atr' beautiful surroundings? Do you warrt 11 at a reasonable price' 11 you want afl these and more lei me srtcw you 80 acres by Monarch. Just the highway EXC CALL DAVE NEOFELO 3454702 The prettiest place you'll find. 445 acres serviced with gas, 'electricity, completely surrounded by trees, fenced. 525.000. EXCL ___________ DAVE NEUmO 3454702 Older 2 bedroom home with a garage, on a large lot, well treed, some basement development. M.L.S. DAVE NEUFELO 3454702 lltfWIIQfll Works in favor of home owners and against renters. Fight inflation by getting a place of your own. This neat Z bedroom bungalow on 2076 19 St. North will not only guard against losses but will make a lovely place to raise children. EXCL DAVE NEUFELO 3454702 A for Yes! A 3 bedroom storey and a half. This is an older home that could be turned into a comfortable family home in no time. M.L.S. CALL WXYBMIBI327-8680 _ Then drive by 1402 30 St. South. Inside you'll find 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, a rumpus room, den and many extras. This home has been greatly reduced. The owners have been transferred. MLS. VEWM CALL NN CAMOU 327-4104 This 2 bedroom bungalow needs nothing but a new owner. It has been kept in pnroe condition Kitchen and dining area face the front. Has a front drive, nicely fenced and landscaped. Clear titte. MLS. CALL JUICE HNM 3274708 Oent Streak By, Stop! And look at this cozy, one bedroom bungalow. Located in Taber's choice residential area Large lot. new )ence an-J tool shed. Priced under S10.000 MLS CALL ALICE HAHN 327-3700 r, Metal Can today, iet me make your dream home become a reality. This one te located in Letftbridge's newest area. 2 bedroom spHil entry with L-stiaped living-dining room. under EXC CM! VENM COOTTS 3274H7 A real bargain >or Itw ,V e bedroom home on a huge tot Weal development EXC 3274700 LETHBRIDGE'S MOST PROGRESSIVE REALTOR WE TRADE HOMES EXCLUSIVE AGENT FOR KRAHN HOMES LTD." Phone: 328-7748 MEMBER OF THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE HURRY LAST CHANCE I ;