Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, September 23, 1970 Irrigation 'Soilmeter' Baton-Twirling Lacks Support Teachers Claim WATER RESOURCES DIVISION ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 10 TO SEPTEMBER 16, 1970 Present soil moisture conditions for; Pino (Heavy) Soil Hay Sugar Beets Fiold Capw Last week'a uso Madiura (kosray) Hny Sugar Field Capacity Rainfall for the period 0.71 inches has been added to the soil moisture reserve, This is the last publication this year on promoting soil-water and labour con- servation and how to achieve better crop yields. On the soil-mometer the weekly values indicated to the irrigators the existing soil moisture conditions, when to irrigate and the amount of irrigation waier to apply. Bringing the soil-mometer into the picture resulted from many observations of poor timing, inefficient use of water and application of incorrect quantities. Published data was only a general indication of the conditions for the district area. The reason for it, is that- no two soils are alike, no two individuals have equal manage- ment abilities or desires, different crop varieties grown, seeding dates are not the same, even rainfall is not uniform. Despite all the variables and complications many people expressed appreciation for our efforts. How about Did you try to figure out and apply the published data on your farm? In conclusion, we would like to hear from readers in regard to soil-mometer ideas, so that in future we could assist as many as possible Drop us a note with your comments and suggestions to: Mr. S. Noreika Irrigation Specialist.Water Resources Division, Land Development Branch, Box 907, Lethbridge, Alberta. Applause And Sing Along Plentiful At Scots Show By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer A momentary defeat of the generation gap was the ob- vious at the White Heather Scottish Concert in the Para- mount Theatre last night as the packed-house audience ap- plauded and sang along during the three-hour presentation of comedy and song. Master of ceremonies Ron Dale set the stage for the event sponsored by the Scots Com- mittee of St. Andrews Presby- terian Church, by calling for a B-flat and then changing it to a B and "causing it to go flat by myself" sparking musi- cal comedy with a professional touch. The complete program, from toe-tapping rhythm ot familiar reels to songs.and music of Bonnie Scotland, drew spontan- ious participation from the au- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE dience throughout the perform- ance. If there was any drawback, it was the necessity of any non- Scottish people who had to, at times, cut through the accent to catch the continuing com- edy from most of the perform- ers. This one small point, com- bined with the continuous laughter resulted in missed lines. In a show with polished per- formers, it is hard to pick a star. Perhaps tour manager Jimmy Warren knows some- thing the rest of the audience didn't, but Kae Gordon's rendi- tions of the old and the new songs had to rate high on any musical chart. Baritone Colin Stuart added to the serious side of the show with rich tones which could bend the ear of any novice mu- sic lover for hours on end. Anne Scott, acclaimed as Scotland's leading lady accor- dionist, lived up to the title last night. Hand clapping had its hour with several old Scot- tish dances combined with numerous modern numbers. Ron Dale, Mr. Versatility himself, kept the audience in stitches between numbers and particularly when he had thi stage to himself. Whether h was clambering about t h stage squeezing the traditiona Scottish musical instrument o blowing the licorice stick chattering his way through few naughty stories, he man aged to liven the entire per formance. Newcomers to the Canadia tour, Robin Hall and Jimmi MacGregor earned the right t a return engagement with fol songs and Scottish ballads "ex traordinaire" backed up with guitar and a mandolin. A though the audience was ac cused of "not having the sam tastes in music as the folk back the applause was there. Accompanist Mark Simpson did a good job. He has per formed with The Andy S'tewar Show at His Majesty's Theatri and before this tour is finished he will rejoin the show for the Autumn tour. 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Ina Takahaslii, head of the Lethhridgc Baton Twirling Club, and Karrcn Runquist, of the Karren Runquist School of Baton, maintain school band programs in other provinces support use of majorettes. "In Lethhridgc there are about six high school and ju- nior high schools bands, but they never Mrs. Hun- quist said. Miss Takahashi's students are affiliated with the Leth- bridge Kiwanis Band, but one band is not enough to give baton-twirlers the experience they need. School band teachers inter- ested in having rnajos-ettes ac- company bands must get clear- ance from schools, and ap- parently plans get bogged down among schedules. "To be a drum majorette in the U.S. is something. Here it's Mrs. Runquist said. The two instructors between them teach about 30 students, all girls. "The boys think it's sissy." Classes are held wec-kly 45 minutes a time, in St. Augus- tine's Parish Hall and Susie Bawden School. Both teachers contended ba- ton-twirling "helps a girl get through the gawky stage" by aiding alertness, posture and co-ordination. Miss Takahaslii 18, is Ray- mond's winner of numerous baton awards, including the Canadian junior, senior and open championships and hold- er seven times of the provin- cial juniors and senior sweep- stakes awards. She began instructing while she was in Grade 9. Mrs. Runquist, 22, former Canadian Open champion and teacher of baton for eight years, suspended classes, in 1906 for a course at Brigham Young University. She returned to teaching in 1938. Last" year she won her judging papers from the Al- berta Athletic Union. The union, affiliated with the Na- tional Baton Twirling Associa- tion, demands a number o f practical and theoretical tests be mitten (including studies of Scholarship In recent awards given at the University of Lethbridge, Linda Noble of Iron Borings re- ceived a Alberta Teachers' Association scholarsliip in edu- cation. NOT SO BREEZY August 1970 was not so breezy at Lethbridge as the av- erage August, average per day this August being 8.6 miles per hour compared to the long time average of 12.2 miles per hour. psychology sociology) be- fore accreditation is awarded (although papers are not re- quired to start a school.) One of the subjects baton teachers must Have proficiency in is dealing with "irate moth- notably at the provincial championships held yearly in Lethbridge. About 300 students up to 20 vie for honors, and there's many a mother who "gets so upset when her children don't win." Tiffany Tremel And The Old Flying Baton Trick Jordans Ramblewood BOLD NEW BREED SHAG CARPET of DuPont Nylon RAMBLEWOOD as exhilarating as all outdoors created by Jordans to match the mood of carefree Western living. A lush, deep shag texture, with sturdy Du Pont Nylon Yarns tumbling all over them- selves. A new color concept too! 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