Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
District The LetKbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, September 17, 1973 Pages 11 -20 Local news Stampede To thousands of Canadian young people, the Calgary Stampeder professional football team are the "other Stampeders." The Stampeders they are more familiar with are three young men from Calgary who have made it big in the international rock music scene. Indeed, millions of young people in the United States and Europe don't even think of football when they hear the name "Stampeders." Rich Dobson, lead player, Ronnie King, bass, and Kim Berly, drummer, were at the Ex Pavilion in Lethbridge Sunday afternoon as part of a western Canadian tour. That's Teresa Mulgrew, 15, 810 11th Ave. S. landing Ronnie King's autograph. Rick Ervin photos Irrigators must grow new crops says minister By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Increased action on existing legislation, not more major legislation, is the aim of the Alberta Department of Agriculture, according to its minister. "We don't need more legislation." Dr. Hugh Homer told The Herald Sunday. "I expect some houseclean- ing legislation to clarify the position of the civil service employees and then not much of that. "We're going to act on the legislation that is now on the record books." Cyclists killed By THE CANADIAN PRESS One person drowned and at least five others died in traffic accidents across The Prairies during the weekend. A survey by the Canadian Press from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, local times, showed three traffic deaths in Alberta, a drowning in Saskatchewan and two traffic fatalities in Manitoba. In Saskatchewan. John Bap- tiste Morin. 24. of Cumberland House drowned when he fell in the Saskatchewan River Saturday near his home in the province's northeast. Larry Petrucha. 20, of Saskatoon was killed Friday night in Edmonton when his motorcycle and a car collided. Brent Nick Feschuk. 16. of Vegreville. Alta.. was found in a ditch along Highway 16. about 60 miles east of Edmon- ton. Police said his bicycle was apparently hit Saturday by a passing vehicle. Robert Cardinal. 35. of Call- ing Lake. Alta.. was killed Saturday in a two-car crash near his home, 140 miles north of Edmonton. In Manitoba, Gordon James Patterson. 21. of Winnipeg was killed Saturday when his car jumped a curb in the city and crashed with another vehicle. Wilfred Samatte, 33, of Fort Churchill was killed Sunday when his car went out of con- trol, crashed and burned in the northern Manitoba port. 3 injured Three people suffered minor injuries in two separate accidents over the weekend. Roslyn Moyra Brees. 22, 1607 IHth Av'e. S., suffered minor injuries Saturday after- noon when the car she was driving was in collision with a car driven by Thomas William Woodall, 1028 21st. St. S.. at the intersection of 28th Street S. and llth Avenue S. About damage to the two vehicles was reported. Robert Williams. 16. 638 8th St. S.. and his brother. Richard, are in satisfactory- condition at St. Michael's Hospital after their car collid- ed with a tree at about 1 a.m. today at 704 6th Ave. S., glanc- ed off and hit a parked car. owned by Frederick Pearce. 704 6th Ave. S. Damage totall- ed Today's tour of the south by the provincial cabinet will give Dr. Horner a chance to see the effects of some of his legislation first hand. "We'll see if the government is help- ing or hurUfcg the farmers. "And it will give us a chance to take the govern- ment to the people. We expect a lot of little problems presented by the people will be solved on the spot." Dr. Horner said the key issues facing agriculture in the west now are finding ways to increase production and the need for more leadership from the federal government. "We can do a fair amount as a provincial government but the federal government must take the uncertainty out of agriculture if it is to be a healthy industry." said Dr. Horner. He said the producer must know what returns he can ex- pect from his products before he starts if expansion is to oc- cur. "The best secondary in- dustry in Alberta is the four- legged kind." he said. "That means cattle, hogs and sheep and without assurances that they will be able to come out with at least their shirts, the producers aren't going to take the chances." Dr. Horner then clearly put the challenge to Southern Alberta's irrigation farmers to double their production in the next couple of years, a move that is essential to the growth of the provincial agriculture industry. "We haven't even touched the production capability on irrigation land." he said. "I want to see more acres under irrigation and more new crops grown. "With the present high grain prices, I hope farmers on irrigation land won't go back to wheat, oats and barley. We need more alfalfa, beans, corn and potatoes to feed a growing processing in- dustry in Alberta. "People can talk all they want about manufacturing but processing production from irrigation land in Southern Alberta is the future of the area. That includes Lethbridge, Taber. Brooks. Foremost and Bow Island." In response to the need for a stronger vegetable industry for the irrigation land. Dr. Horner said his department has already started the wheels in motion to build more vegetable grading stations. This was the main recommendation of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council last week in an effort to revive the vegetable industry in the South. Dr. Horner said the province is ready to take up Mr. Whelan's (federal agriculture minister) offer of federal money for vegetable storage facilities" also, another recommendation of the marketing council. Dr. Horner said his marketing division is now working on 63 various agricultural commodities which can be grown in Alberta for markets throughout the world. He said a turkey processing plant would be welcomed in Homer on tour the province and he is hopeful a company will soon begin making TV dinners. "We have to 3o more processing of agricultural products in the he said. "This will create more employment and economy for the residents." He pointed to Japan, which has environmental problems, and Arabia, "which has lots of money and little technical as areas which Alberta can ship processed food products. "We can't afford just to produce for he said. Farm loans begin Applications for financial assistance loans were being accepted again today by the Alberta Agricultural Develop- ment Corporation after a tem- porary -suspension earlier this year. Alberta Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner told The Herald in an interview Sunday prior to the start of the provincial cabinet tour of the south that the corporation set today as the starting day for taking applications for assistance. The corporation has established new head- quarters in Camrose to better handle the applications. The corporation had to cease accepting applications earlier this year when it became bogged down. Dr. Horner attributed a lack of co- ordination combined with a completely underestimated response to the funding program for the difficulties in processing laon applications. The corporation was set up about 18 months ago with a basic bank account of million. The money was to be used to help Alberta farmers or persons willing to make farming or ranching a career if they couldn't get resources from other sources. Official organs excluded front AWN A membership Newspapers published as of- ficial organs of any organiza- tion will be excluded from membership in the Alberta Weekly No wspa per Association. Under membership bylaw amendments passed Saturday at the association's annual convention in Lethbridge. publications n f a n y organizations, such as service Clubs or community groups, will not be eligible for membership in the weeklies association. And papers which publish loss than twice a month and which, at time of application. have1 been in existence loss than six months, will bo denied membership. The bvlaw amendment specifying publication fre- q u e nc y was passed, a spokesman said, to exclude "fly-by-night." papers from joining the association. In other business, the con- vention elected John MacDonald. publisher of the Wcstlock News, president for the 1073-74 term. Other executive officers elected were Peter Pickersgill. Vulcan Ad- vocate -first vice-president; a n (I Jack 0 i e g. L e d u c Representative second vice-president. Past president is Bert Taylor, of The Wetaskiwin Times. Newly-elected directors in- Bob Dan, Three Hills r.ipir.iI. Ossio Shedilic. Drumholler Mail: Bill Holmes. High River Times; and Hec MacLean. Peace River Record-Gazette. Ed Clinton of the Camrose Canadian Saturday won the 1972-73 spot news photography award of the association. The photograph showed a building destroyed by a tornado and was accom- panied by a shot showing the structure before the wind storm. Jack Gicg of the Leduc Representative won second place with his picture of an airplane crash at the Ed- monlon International Airport that was taken in a blizzard. Trevor Harris of the Boaverlodge Advertiser won third with his photograph of a fin1.