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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta BELIEVE IT OR NOTI 17 days of fun In the tun In Soulh America. Viiit placet like Li mo, fiuenoi Aires, and Rio do Janeiro. Hotel included only For further details contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-8184 The Lethktdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, September 22, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 32 It's a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices an Bulk Ordon) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Nelson Sullivan holds a sample of his second and best crop of peanuts City peanut crop increases by 50 per cent By MARILYNN KNOCK SlatT Wrilcr Peanuts growing in Leth- bridee? You bet. Nelson Sullivan, 133 14th St. N., expects a crop of ]5 pounds of fresh nuts this year, equal CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 to about eight pounds when i above the soil. They are placed This will give the peanuts a dried. six to eight inches apart for j head start on the season, en- He started experimenting. best growth. with Ihe peanut 11 years ago! Peanuts, like potatoes, mustj er yield, with seed from a package of be hilled with four inches of abling them to create a great- The plants grown outside last year produced 10 pounds of pea- nuts. He planted about four I ounces of seed nuts both years. Major transjiortation master plan in works WiLh Lethbridge's 6lh Ave. S. river crossing to Lire University of Lcihbridge slill about five years away, Ihe city adminis- tralion Tuesday revealed the de- tails of transportation system plans that include a sec o n d crossing this one west off Ave. S. As with th; remainder of the plan, the date for the building of the road and bridge has not been set. The plan ]s a long- term goal toward which the city will work. Streets will be designated ac- cording to the over all plan. Actual implementation will come in stages; the plans look ahead to (he year 2000. The 24th Ave. S. river cross- ing, for example, is intended to relieve pressure on the 6th Ave S. bridge when this becomes necessary somewhere around 1990. But parts of the 24th Ave. freeway to Ihe west side may come into Iwing before then. A traffic interchange at the junc- tion of Highways 4 and 5 may materialize in the next few years; plans are fairly far ad- vanced for this project. Erwin Adderley, executive di- rector of the Oldman River Re- gional Planning Commission, said he expected some priority would also be given U> road de- velopment in the nearby south- east Lakeview district one of the faster growing areas of UK city. Designation as a "major col- lector" has been given to 20th Ave. S., in that area. Collect- ors are roads which provide both traffic and land sen-ice. Full access to adjacent proper- crowing is eligible for 75 per ties is generally permilted. Speeds arc usually kept at !0 in.p.h. Mr. Adderley said St. would probably "receive some action in iht very near future." Tins road is designated as an expressway, wilh speeds of 35 In 45 m.p.h. Expressways are high standard arterial roads connecting principle traffic-gen- eration areas and service adja- cent properties only as a sec- ondary function. Also given status as an ex- cent financing by the province. Tiie administraticn also held out little hope that a temporary river crossing might be feas- ible. A pedestrian bridge would not work because of the steep climb the west bank to the univer- sily and the temporary road up Ih2 has been closed and seeded lo grass. In addition, a pcrloon bridge would be expen- sive enough to almost guaran- tee its not being practical. The plan for lire city's trans- pressway is 1st Avc. S. Bolh I pcrLalion system has been giv- 3rd Ave. S. and 5lh Avc. N. en first ar.d second readings by ci'.y council. It must now have: a public hearing and be ap- proved by the province. Then it becomes official and will be followed in future devel- opment, with only minor am- endments being allowed. had been given consideration as expressways but the decision war made to utilize 1st Ave. and make the other two into arterial roads. The only freeway in the plan is that west from 24th Ave. S. to the west side. Freeways have access only at interchanges and carry heavy traffic at high speed. Scenic Drive, because it services adjacent property, is an expressway. The city administration had no encouraging words for liridgc residents in a hurry to see the fjth Ave. crossing com- pleted. City Manager Tom Nutting said it would probably be a mat- ter for the new city council to negotiate with Ihe new provin- cial government. As tilings stand, the date is J97G and the city has made no representa- tion to the province to have the dale advanced. As with the rest of the pro- gram (with the exception of the collector the river cooking nuts his wife was using straight sand. Hilling takes to prepare a Christmas cake.! place when the first bright yel- Since then, his interest and ex-! low flowers appear, stopping pertinents with the peanut have the growth of (he plant in order flourished. to grow and fill the peanuts hid- Peanuts are planted, grown den snuggly in the earth, and harvested in the same The number of peanuts pro- manner as potatoes. duced is determined by the Distinguished by green lenglb of the root and the num- clover-like leaves, the plants grow approximately a foot Thurs., Fri., Sol., Sept. 23, 24, 25 300 PAIR LEVIS WHITE BELLBOTTOMS Permanent Press Made in U.S.A. Broken sizes. Reg. to 12.95 S95 NOW ONLY Come in and look over our large slock of weslern wear. Our courleous sales staff will be glad lo help you wilh any clothing need you moy have. OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL P.M. her of nodes below Ihe ground. This year's planls produced about 20 nuts each. The peanut planls are either pulled up or dug wilh a spade. The nuls are picked or shaken off the rools. They must be loft in Ihe sun io dry before stor- ing. At harvest, the shells are light beige in color. They turn a darkish brouTi when roasled in (he family oven. Mr. Sullivan has tackled the problem of developing a hardy peanut which will mature in Alberta's short growing season, by crossing the Spanish variety, a small red peanut, with the regular beige peanut. The Spanish peanut matures in about 90 days and the regu- lar peanut matures in about 120. Mr. Sulliran's peanut plant matures somewhere between the two. II has been his practice to start them outside in mid-Aprl and keep them under plastic un- lil late May when frost danger is over. Next year he plans to start the plants indoors early in Feb- ruary for transplanting in May. South Indians entering business boom By RUDV HAUGENEDER Staff Writer The once-quiet, semi arid plains of the Blood and Peigan I reserves in southern Alberta' are beginning to hum with eco- nomic activity. Jean Chretien, minister of A core of skilled tradesmen construct buildings on and off the reserve. The Peigan band controls about acres of ranch land, and half of the cat- tle on its ranges belong to the reserve herd. The rest belong to private Indian ranchers. Indian affairs and northern de- Little petroleum exploration velopment says the Blood re- has been conductcd on the Pei- gan reserve. Only one oil com- pany has lo dale indicated an interest in the reserve's min- eral resources, and a seismic people including a work crew drilled a lew test holes. serve is Canada's most econo- mically developed. The Blood re- serve has a population of about total area acres arc WESTERN WE5R WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE FOR MERCHANDISE 300 5th STREET S. PHONE 328-4276 USE YOUR CHARGEX CARD Just Arrived! CALIFORNIA EVERLASTING FLOWERS PER BUNCH MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquis Hotel Building Phone 327-1515 force of men and women. Although still primarily de- pendent upon agriculture as its main source of income the Bloods now operate a large sectional home construction bus- iness, Kainai Industries which employes 104 Indians. Of the reserve's more than under cultivation, leased to non- Indians and acres are used for callle grazing. Nearly head of live- stock including cattle, horses and hogs are raised on the reserve for do- mestic use and outside sale. One thousand of the cattle be- long to the reserve herd. About 35 miles of irrigation ditches service the land. Construction of a 35-home subdivision of Kainai Industries- built homes at Standoff has been completed and other pro- jects and plans are currently under way. These include the eventual development of Stand- off as an Indian eommunily complete with hotels, motels, garages, new business, schools, hospitals, and a major shopping centre complex. Cattle fcedlots and cattle herds are also being increased in size on the Blood reserve. The Peigan re- serve with a work force of nearly 500 people also is no longer wholely dependent on agriculture. A lumber operation, still in ils embryo slage, employs 30 people culling timber and oper- ating ,1 mill during the peak winter season. Plans are under- way to expand the operation to produce more lumber and em- ploy more men throughout the year. However the crew left without notifying the Indians whether or not it had discovered any- thing. A Peigan economic develop- ment committee is actively line which can be lapped if re- campaigning to attract possible j quired, investors onto the reserve a A major highway artery and College meets with Indians Keith Robin, director of con- tinuing education at Leth- hridge Community College, is this week with resi- dents of the Blood and Peigan Indian reserves to determine w h a I. changes the Indians would like to see in courses be- ing offered by the college. Mr. Robin will meet with In- dians from the Blood reserve tonight at 7 p.m. in the St. Mary's Day School, and will be in Brocket Thursday night for a meeting with Peigan Indians. relatively new venture which has so far experienced little success in locating investors. The reserve has ample indus- trial sites suitable for expan- sion. These are serviced by ac- cessible roads, water, power, lumber and a nearby gas pipe- MIKE HANZEL EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH IT'S CAMM'S I FOR NEW FALL '71 SHOES JOYCE is out to win your heart with beautiful new styles for fall. "CLARIDGE" in camel lea- ther or black crinkle patent. "NEW OVERTURE" _ in black, red, navy, or beige crinkle patent wet look. "LA SERA" Black glove and brown calf in sizes 10 and 11 widths 3A 2A and B for Ihe lall girl. arrived "JOYCE SNOWBOOTS" Brown calf, black calf and brown corfam. Just arrived another shipment of Dr. Scholl'i Exercise Sandals in sizes 5 to 10. CP Rail line run through the reserve. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 026-4095 Time to forget the common place COME TO JORDANS and Share The Touch of Genius in CARPET FASHIONS. CAMM'S 403 5th St. S. SHOES! A magnificent rv broadloom inspir-1 ed by Jordans crafted by Bige low lo ignile your imagination with: Ihe scope and: sweep of t h o s ei who shape our life style of loday. Du Pont carpet Nylon for this label on carpets for the 70's. Lasting Beauly easy care. Feel the lempo of a thrilling new era in carpet slyling the interplay of light and lustre, the wizardry of colour, Ihe robust shimmering g I is I en ing Dupont nylon yarns tumbled in gay profusion. We have Carpets for Everyone! USE JORDANS CONVENIENT BUDGET PUNS NO DOWN PAYMENTI DOWNTOWN at 315 6th Slreet Soulh Out of town residents may phone 327-1103 Collect for Service Right in their Own Home! ANOTHER PROMOTION on 3rd Avenue A., Opposite Gall Gardens Next lo Bank of Montreal 12-HOUR ALL SALES FINAL ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES SALE ONE DAY ONLY-THURSDAY SEPT. 23rd 9 am.-9 p.m. ;