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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, September 15, 1970 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Brooks Potato Grower Started On Rented Land By STEVE BAREIIAM Herald Farm Writer BROOKS Tona Ohama be- gan growing potatoes about 32 years ago on 35 acres of rented land 20 miles south of Brooks. He now owns and operates one of the largest family enterprises in Canada. Mr. Ohama says the key to farming today is to produce a quality product and find ways to market it. When he's not working on his acre irrigated farm, he's travelling around promoting and exploring market potentials trying to keep his packing, ship- ping and chipping potato plants in a viable and progressive po- sition. He believes the emphasis on marketing is running strong in Alberta at the present time. According to Larry Jorgen- son, secretary manager of the Alberta Potato Marketing Com- mission, marketing is of vital Tourist Registrations Increased At Lethbridge Registration at the two tour- ist information huts in Leth- bridge this summer was up nearly 25 per cent over last summer according to statistics shown by the Travel and Con- vention Association of South- ern Alberta. A total of cars reg- istered to the end of August; of this number were out of province. The total number of passengers carried was 359. Compared with 1969, which had been a record year, the figures show an increase in tourism not recorded in north- ern areas of the province, Frank Smith, manager of TCASA said. Last year, cars register- ed locally, of which were out of province and peo- ple were carried. Mr. Smith said he thought the increase was due in part to the good weather, and to slightly more publicity. "Also the economic condi- tions today are keeping people closer to home, and instead of travelling abroad they are see- ing Canada he said. importance to the province's po- tato growers. Alberta presently exports 25 per cent of its fresh potatoes, packs and processes 45 per cent of the total production, and ex- ports 35 cent of this. Mr. Ohama says the best mar- ket is Vancouver, where the Al- berta grown potatoes are dis- tributed through a large food chain. The potato chipping plant is located near Brooks, and is run by Mr. Ohama and his thres brothers. The complex uses nearly tons of po- tatoes per year. Ths packing plant is located on his farm. Fifteen workers wash, grade and pack about tons of table potatoes a year, for shipment to markets in the four western provinces and the United States, including Hawaii. The potatoes are sold in five, Early Day Town As It Looked Before Being Moved Nearer Rail Line Does Anyone Remember Cleverville? Summer Drop-Ins Close Now that the snow is here and kids have gone back to school ths Adam's and Fleet- wood School drop-in centres are closed. University Library Service The University of Lethbridge spent per student on library sendees for its students in 1969- 1970, compared with a nations! average of and a western Canada average of The expenditure represented 11.5 per cent of the university's total operating budget for the year, compared to an eight per cent national average. These figures are contained in an annual survey of library budgets in Canadian universi- ties. The report notes that 45 per cent of the U of L money was spent on acquisition of new books and upkeep of old, and 48.6 per cent was spent on li- brary staff salaries. There are 194 students per professional librarian employ- ed, compared to the national average of 238 students per li- brarian. LOOK AGAIN The wolverine, a member of the weasel family, may, at first glance, be mistaken for a small Tha centres which operated through the summer were termed a success and the Leth- bridge branch of the Alberta department of youth are look- ing for something a little more permanent. In a report to the parks and recreation commission Thurs- day the youth department said they plan to re-locate and they have four or five possibilities they are checking. At the centres which oper- ated during the summer, no major problems oceured and no damage to the buildings was reported. The ages of those attending the two centres ranged from 10-13 years at Fleetwood and 13-16 years at Adam's. TONA OHAMA 10 and 20 bags, in 50 pound polythene pound cardboard Northern Bus In Gray Line Steve Kotch, president of Northern Bus Lines, has an- nounced his company will be received as a member of the Gray Line association of sight- seeing companies at the Gray Lure convention in New Or- leans in November. Northern Bus Lines will be the parent company of Cana- dian Gr.'j'Iine Visi-Tours, the company formed by Northern to operate tours to such places as Waterton Park, the Crows- nest Pass and the west coast. Head office for the company will be in Lethbridge, with jraneh office in Waterton dur- ing the summer. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC NORTH CENTRE Canada's most was opened at Inuvik Northwest Territories gust, 1970. Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 cartons and hi 100 pound plastic fibre bags. Netted Gem is the main vari- ety of potato grown, but UK plant also ships Norgold, Ken- nebec, Pontiac, Norland, War- ba, Haig, Sebago, Cherokee and Early Mr. Ohama won top interna- tional awards for both seed and table potatoes in 1967, at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. The potato chipping plant, at Brooks, is equipped with chip- per, cooker and packaging ma- chines. The plant employs nine persons per shift. _ Mr. Ohama explained special growing techniques are employ- ed for chipping potatoes. "You have to pay more attention to the varieties planted, watering schedules and harvest dates. You can't turn out a good po- tato chip with cull potatoes." To meet what Mr. Ohama termed a highly competitive market, the plant has gone to the production of cheese flavor- ed corn puffs. A mixture of ground com, water, coconut oil and season- ing is forced through a heated "extruder" head. It emerges as a continuous band of puffed corn which is then cut into de- sired lengths by a rotating knife. Puffs are then sprayed with liquid cheese, packed and sealed. Scout Meet Scheduled Nov. 20-21 The Boy Scouts of Canada, By MARGARET LUCKHURi Staff Writer On a southern Alberta roa east of Champion on the wa ,o Little Bow Lake, there is onely stone cairn standing the edge of a grain field. On is carved the brief messag "Village of Cleverville, 190 1910." Back at The Herald, inquirie brought forth only blank looks Cleverville? Cleverville? nop never heard of it. George Watson, curator of th Gait Museum, is a mine of in formation and when he can come up with facts he can a ways suggest someone who ps haps could. He suggested J. IV School Conference September II The South West Albert Council on School Administri tion will hold its annual fa conference in Lethbridge Uu, year Sept. 17. The conference draws schoc superinten dents, administra tors, specialists, principals school department heads an other administrators togethe to discuss various matters a: fecting them. Featured speaker this yea. will be Dr. S. J. Knezevich, director of the National Aca demy for School Executives the American Association School Administrators, speal ing on A New Breed of Admin istrator. A panel will later irlerrogat Dr. Knezevich, Including F. K Riddle, superintendent of Men cine Hat public schools, Wayn Terriff, assistant principal r Winston Churchill High Schoi in Lethbridge, Walter Ruf acting principal at St. Basil School, Lethbridge, A. L. Hus by, of Vulcan, and Jame George, of Taber. southern Alberta fiold a regional region, will confere nee Nov. 20 and 21 in Lethbridge for all adults in south Alberta communit i e s, especially for those presently active in scout- ing. Charles B. Stafford, director of program services from the boy scout national headquart- ers in Ottawa will be the fea- tured speaker and key resource person. The conference will present an opportunity for all interest- ed people to become more aware of the objectives and pro- grams of the Boy Scouting movement through exposure to section programs, sponsors h i p and team operation, and pro- gram objectives of the cub, scout and venturer sections and how adults can help to carry them out. Show us. Show yourself. In the Canadian Armed Forces you'll have a real opportunity for modern infantry training in e man's world of aclion among men. We're interested in you and we look after you. You'll get experience and good pay. You'll enjoy the benefils of 30 days leave each year. As wetf a the opportunity to see new places. The Military Career Coun- sellor will give you all the de- tails on the infanlry-make youfmove. BRIDGE TOWN HOUSE MOTEL 12 Noon lo t p.m. Wedneiday, Sept. 16 THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES Pottery Classes Started Biology Club To Meet Wednesday There will Be a meeting o the University of Lethbridge biology club Wednesday" at 7 p.m. in the Science Building faculty lounge. Purpose of the meeting is ti discuss a field trip to the U o L biology department's field station at West Castle, and range election of new club of- ficers. Budget matters and selectior of films to be shown in the Sal semester are also on the agen- da, and everyone interested is welcome to attend. The Oldman River Potters' Guild's fall adult classes for beginning and advanced potters began last night at at the Bowman Arts Centre. Children's classes, for stu- dents six 14 years, begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Experienced potters in the guild offer instructions during all weekly classes. Registration may bo made at the first class of both the adult and children's scries of eight classes. Drivers Are Fined Tony Okemaysim of Pincher Creek and Duck Lake, Sask., and Albert Sawchuk of Leth bridge were each fined when they pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Leth- bridge recently to impaired driving. Okemaysim was fined an ad- ditional when he pleaded guilty to driving a motor ve- hicle while his driver's license was supendod. Sawchuk was prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for sue months while Okemaysim was suspended for one year. TRAINING PLAN In 1969, on the average, three-quarters of one per cent of the Canadian labor force was in training at any one time under the Canada Man- power training program. This rate is one of the highest in world. Moffat, oldtimer of the Cham- pion district, close to the cairn in question. "Why Mi'. Moffat said, "Cleverville was the original site of the town Champion. It was just a village back in those days, with a few shops, a res- taurant, small hotel and a few houses. It was situated on the farm of Martin Clever. How- Penny Saved? A Lethbridge newcomer, Frank St. Amand, formerly of Red Deer, beat bureaucra- cy at its own game last week. A Red Deer utility bill w h i c h followed Mr. S't. Amand to his new home noted his debt of 67 cents. However an early payment discount of 66 cents could be applied.if the bill were paid before a certain deadline. Mr. St. Amand complied. His utility payment one cent. It will be a case of the payment not being worth the paper work it is written on. ever, when the railway came Uirough, it was decided that in order to take advantage of the I service this brought it would be better to move over nearer the railway. So that's what happen- ed to Cleverville. Everything was moved over by tractor and set up on the new site. It was decided to call' the town Cham- pion because of the new loca- tion. But people didn't want to forget Cleverville altogether, so a fund was established and a cairn erected. Not many people stop to look at it I'm afraid." So that was the end of the mystery. Without the informa- tion of oldtimers, doubtless the history of Cleverville and ghost books. But now we know. And next time vou drive to Little 100 Copies plus tax 7269 Ave. S Lethbridge villages of similar nature, would Bow Lake and you take a quick be lost to posterity. There is no j look at (he cairn, you will re- mention of a Cleverville in member that cr.ce, on that site, Place Names of Alberta Cities there existed some fond dreams and Towns or other reference of a thriving town. SALES APPOINTMENT! MR. MARV GRAY Mr. Lyndon Foster, General Sales Manager, h pleased to announce ihe appointment of Mr. Marv Grey to their Soles Siaff. Marv has spent 18 years in the auto- mobile sales field. HG achieved the 5ales Leader Award in Cal- gary during employment with a new car dealership there. Ha has just returned from California after spending 5 years there, Marv is a married man with 2 children. Well known to many, having lived in southern Alberta for 35 years, he welcomes all his many friends and acquaint- ances to see him at Dunlop Ford for their every motoring need. 1718 3RD AVENUE S. PHONE 328-5526 ISSUE OF (OR THEREABOUTS) NON-CALLABLE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BOND DATED OCTOBER 1, 1970 Bank of Canada is authorized by the Minister Finance to receive subscriptions for a loan, to be issued for cash as follows: year 6 month 61% bonds due April Issue price: 99.85% Yielding about 6.61% fo maturity Interest payable April 1 and October 1 Denominations: and and year 9 month 6J% bonds due July Issue price: 100.00% Yielding 6.75% to maturity Interest payable lanuary 1 and July 1 Three months' interest payable January 1, 1971 Denominations: and and year 2} month 7J% bonds due December Issue price: 100.00% Yielding 7.25% for 5 years 21 months Exchangeable at the option of the holder into an equal par Talue of 10 year 8% bonds to be dated December 15, 1975 and due December 15, 1985 yielding 8.00% for 10 years commencing December 15, 1975 and about 7.64% for the full 15 year 2} month period commencing October Interest payable December 15 and June 15 Two and one half months' interest payable December 15, 1970 and The Minister of Finance reserves the right to accept or reject in whole or in part any subscription and to allot a total of plus or minus up to Bank of Canada has agreed to acquire a minimum of of the new Bonds, open as to maturity. Proceeds of the oltering will be used to redeem the of Government of Canada Bonds maturing October and for general purposes of the Government of Canada. The new Bonds due April 1, 1972 are an addition to of 61% Bonds due April 1, 1972 and dated July 1, 1970. The new 7i% Bonds due December are an addition to of 71% Bonds due December 15, 1975 and dated August 15, 1970. The new 6i% Bonds due April 1, 1972, the new 61% Bonds due July 1, 1973 and the new 7i% Bonds due December 15, 1975 will be dated October 1, 1970 and will bear interest from that date. Principal and interest are payable in lawful money of Canada. Principal is payable at any Agency of Bank of Canada. Interest is payable at any branch in Canada of any chartered bank without charge. Definitive bonds will be available on October 1, 1970 and thereafter in two forms: bearer form with coupons attached and fully registered form with interest payable by cheque. Bonds of both forms will be in the same denominations and fully interchangeable as to denomination form without charge (subject to Government transfer requirements where To enable the Government of Canada to establish six months in advance the amount to "be re- deemed for cash on December 15, 1975 and thus plan any required refunding, the option per- mitting holders to exchange their 5 year 2{ month 7j% Bonds due December for an equal par value of 10 year 8% Bonds due December 15, 1985 may be exercised only during the six month period commencing December 15, 1971 and ending June 14, 1975. The new Bonds are authorized pursuant to an Act of the Parliament of Canada, and both principal and interest arc a charge on the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada. Applications for the new Bonds inajr made, subject to allotment, through any investment dealer eligible to act as a primary distributor or through any bank in Canada, ;