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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, September 23, 1974 THE HERALD 15 Forty Mile granted for roads South in Short Pilot addresses Vulcan grads A former graduate of Vulcan High School, now Canada's only female commercial airline pilot, came home Friday to speak to the school's 1974 graduating class. Rosella Bjornson, 27, pilot of a Trans Air Fokker 28 twin engine jet out of Winnipeg told 90 graduates Friday night to choose a career, set a goal and "stay with it until you ac- complish what you set out to do." Miss Bjornson, who graduated from Vulcan High School in 1965. learned to fly 10 years ago with the Lethbridge Flying Club. She received encouragement from her father Ken, who was also a pilot until two years ago. She obtained her commercial flying licence in 1967 and has been with Trans Air now for almost two years, piloting the 65- seat jet to points in Canada. Film on cancer Tuesday COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Order of the Royal Purple will show Canadian Cancer Society films at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Elks Hall. Kindergarten approved FOREMOST (Special) The County of Forty Mile School Committee recently gave approval to the Etzikom Early Childhood Services group to operate its program in the Etzikom School. It was granted permission to use the school bus facilities where space was available. Superintendent Cliff Elle was instructed by the school com- mittee to look into the cost of band instrument rentals, with a view to ironing out some present inequities in the structure. He will report back at the next meeting. Coleman library sets hours COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Community Library will be open two days each week, Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Library board secretary Jerome Rejman said many new books have been placed on the shelves. Candidates at Pincher PINCHER CREEK Hilton R. Pharis is seeking re- election to the Pincher Creek Municipal District council in the Oct. 16 vote. He is standing for election in division No. 5. Seeking election to the Pincher Creek school board's divi- sion No. 3 is Josephine Hlady and in division No. 6. Joan Turcott has been re-elected. 'Pass landfill site sought COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A landfill site to serve the Crowsnest Pass area may be opened this fall in the Passburg area east of Crowsnest pass towns. Dump problems for Crowsnest Pass towns have been a headache for all areas concerned for more than two years. The towns are expanding. Odors, smoke and proximity of the present nuisance grounds to the towns are raising complaints from citizens. The Chinook Health Unit and other health department officials are pushing for a landfill site to serve the area. Suggestions that the landfill site be in the Allison Creek area, north of Coleman. spurred town council to take action and several sites in the Passburg area have been suggested to the health department. The department says the sites might be suitable. Soil and other tests are to be completed to determine the value of the Passburg sites as landfill areas. Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zemth s new Directional Hearing Aid 1f you find that much of the sound you hear is harsh, irritating noise, then our new Directional hearing aid, the "Royal 0" could be just tight for you. aid brings you clear, rich sound at a (pleasant tevcl as it softens and reduces harsh unwanted background from the side and rear. Come in for a demonstration of the 'Royal any other aid from Zenith's line of motet I ian 20 quality aid? al notosl obligation Batteries for all makes of I Baring aids The Quality o'v'S m Jhf rin LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD F. LEISTER, Cvfflftod HMrine AM ]he hard o1 hearing since 1343 Paramount Theatre Btdg. Phone 328-4080 327-2272 Putting up corn silage at Lethbridge Station silage comes in aboard manure spreader and is packed with crawler tractor Air., moisture factors critical in filling silo By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Ensiling or storing in a silo is an excellent way of preserv- ing the food value of forage crops but it must be done properly to maximize profits, says Lethbridge district agriculturist Murray McLelland. Silage is a form of hay that is chopped into small pieces to be fed to cattle and other livestock. It can be made from grasses, alfalfa, sweet clover, cereals, corn and beet tops In all cases, the moisture content is the important fac- tor. Mr. McLelland said if the moisture content is too low, moulds can develop. If too high, moisture will run out the bottom of the silage con- tainer. A good test is to squeeze the chopped forage in the hand. If liquid can be barely squeezed out. the moisture content is about right for putting in a silo. A silo, a storage area for silage, can take one of many forms. These include tall concrete or metal structures, pits dug into a sidehill or level ground or a barricade of hay bales, boards or fencing material placed on the level ground. Mr. McLelland said it is possible to adjust the moisture content of the ensil- ed material while the silo is being filled. If the level is too low, simp- ly add water as long as the material will absorb it. If the level is too high, add hay or grain to absorb some of the excess moisture. Silage actually ferments to a degree, adding to the food value of the hay. Legume and grasses are low in soluble car- bohydrates and conditioners must be added to make better silage. Ground barley and beet tops added at the rate of 150 pounds per ton of silage or molasses added at the rate of 80 pounds per ton of silage all make good conditioners, said Mr. McLelland. Mature corn requires no conditioner but it is low in protein. The protein level can be upgraded with the addition of 10 pounds of urea per ton of silage by about five per cent. Corn normally contains seven to eight per cent protein. Removing air from the fermenting material in the silo is one of the most impor- tant parts in making silage. This is done by continually The District packing the silage in a ground silo as it is dumped in, nor- mally with a tractor or cater- pillar. Mr. McLelland said there is no possibility of doing too much packing, only too little. And the packing should con- tinue three or four days after the silo has been filled. To prepare the silo for filling, about two feet of silage can be put on the floor of the storage facility. After this layer has dried, it can be packed so it will act as an ab- sorbent for any liquid that seeps down from the silage. To hold spoilage to a minimum, cover the top of the silage with any type of material that will reduce its exposure to the air. Hay, straw, plastic, tar paper, weeds, germinating cereal seeds, soil and many other things have been successfully used for this job. There are four main types of silage spoilage, all which are easy to avoid. Mouldy silage is caused by insufficient packing, said Mr. McLelland. Pockets of air result in the formation of the mould which won't ruin the entire stock of silage. It will reduce the palatability of the silage. If the mouldy silage is made from sweet clover, it should not be fed. Overheated silage is also caused by insufficient packing. The air left in the silage can cause spontaneous combustion. By ensuring that the silage material is at the right moisture level, a farmer can do a better job of packing the silage and removing the air. Rotten silage is caused by a combination of too much moisture and too much air. To avoid rotten silage, make sure the material has been properly packed and capped to keep moisture out. Also make sure the silo is properly drain- ed to lead moisture away, not toward the structure. Slimy silage is caused by in- sufficient fermentable sugars to produce the right amount of acids in the material, said Mr. McLelland. The telltale signs are a dark green color and a putrid odor. Wilting the crop helps to prevent this situation and it can be corrected by adding ground grain or molasses to the silage. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer FOREMOST The Alberta highways department has given the County of Forty Mile a special assistance grant for road construction, county councillors learned Friday at the regular meeting. Council got the grant after councillors requested it in August after considering what oil company trucks do to coun- ty roads. Gordon Packer of Murphy Oil Company Ltd. and Tracey Everett of Northern Montana Oil Services, Inc., pledged to council that their trucks will never travel wet pavement in the county again, if they can help it. They will do everything in their power to preserve Secondary Road 501. It's a personal victory for Coun. Lyle Nattrass of Manyberries. In August he demanded a halt to the use of the secondary highway by the oil tankers. He demanded that the provincial government step in and build a truck route. The grant is a bare beginning toward that goal. Construction is to start on a truck route, either by county roadbuilders or a private contractor. It had to be done because the oil tankers operated by Murphy Oil and Northern Montana Oil Services could not operate profitably under a pound load limit. These trucks haul oil from Manyberries and Aden wells to a refinery at Kevin, Mont. Coun. William Kenneth Babe, municipal committee chairman, said the grant will get the work underway but "after that is gone we will have to start all over again." The minister has not committed himself to "future upgrading." Mr. Packer told council the Manyberries Aden oil opera- tion pumps about a year into the provincial treasury in tax revenue. He said his firm asked the CAREERS SALES CAREER STEEL We are rapidly growing steel service center that requires a sales person to cover the local Lethbridge and Provincial area. Applicants must have sales experience and a knowledge of the steel industry. Apply in writing including a personal resume to: Gerald W. Varzari, VARSTEEL LTD., P.O. Box 434, Lethbridge, Alberta. Help Wanted Argon Welders Sheet Metal Journeymen Sheet Metal Helpers Construction Laborers Apply CHARLTON HILL LIMITED 1262- 2nd Ave.S. ______ Phone 328-3388 PARTS MANAGER A large Alberta distributor of construction machinery requires the services of an experienc- ed Parts Manager. This important position offers excellent working conditions and opportunity for advancement to the right person. Reply in strictest confidence giving complete per- sonal resume and salary requirements to: BOX 17 HERALD County wants Ottawa to end grain dispute FOREMOST (Staff) The County of Forty Mile council Friday decided to urge the federal government to take steps immediately to curb inflation and to get the grain handlers and operators back to the bargaining table. Urging the federal govern- ment to get the dispute between 550 grain handlers and five terminal operators on the West Coast setUed, the county said the continued delay in grain handling may adversely affect the nation's export gram market. The county resolution says the recommendations of the Dr Neil Perry report are "completely unrealistic." The federal government has said it will legislate a settle-, ment based on this report. WANTED SECRETARY-RECEPTIONIST Qualifications: AbiJity to perform al effective levels all the skills required for this position; specifically: typing sfctlls: use of dictaphone; filing skills: cata- loguing skills; -md human relations skills. Attractive salary and pleasant work environment For further nnformation contact: The Executive Director Centre for Penonal a Community nent 7th Avenue South 327-5724 Applications wiH be received up to noon. Septem- ber 24. 197-9. highways department to up- grade a two mile stretch of Highway 61 west of Manyberries "so we could go to our previous routing." That portion of the project is still in doubt. However, the county will get to work soon on regravell- ing and road construction to create a route from east of Manyberries to the Aden area. Municipal supervisor Frank Heck said his road builders have one mile of dirt road in division No. 7 and one half of a mile in division No. 6 to do before they can move to the oil truck route. He said there is about six weeks of road building weather left this year. "If you are going to be pressed, you better look around, (for a private said Coun. Babe. Mr. Heck said the camp will have to be moved to the area. It is 60 miles from Foremost, too far for the workers to commute. It will involve cutting a hill down in the Aden area and building up some low spots. He said other work promis- ed "across the river" may have to be postponed. Coun. Babe told the two oil men that the municipal super- visor was of the opinion that with the hard use the truck route was going to get, it will have to be gravelled every year. Said Mr. Packer: "Did the highways minister give you any indication he'd look at the matter later." "There is no promise at this time we will ever get anything said Coun. Babe. "I don't think we should leave it at said Mr. Packer. "It is not only his department, the department of mines and minerals is look- ing at having the exploration increased I had a very good visit with him on Wednesday. He said he would do his ut- most to see that this is a con- tinued operation." Said Coun. William George McFall: "There is no inten- tion on our part to drop it adding county coun- cillors will bring it up when provincial ministers visit Foremost early in October, possibly Oct. 8. Coun. McFall told the truckers: "After we spend this if you fellows are careful enough maybe that road will stand up quite a while. Part of the ball game is yours. We are all quite willing to co operate but we are not willing to take taxpayers' money, over and above that needed for standard maintenance that would or- dinarily exist on that road, to subsidize you fellows to haul." CAREERS PRODUCTION FOREMAN Company with fast growth rate requires person to operate a modern cattle feed production plant. Mechanical backround an asset. Individual should have ability to provide direction and leadership to a limited number of people. Good salary for right person. Mr. Pat Fisher, Lakeside Feeders Ltd., Box 800, BROOKS. Alberta. Phone: 362-3326 362-3115 after P.M. For further information contact: HOMEMAKERS NEEDED Persons interested in taking an intensive 50- hour training program in human relations skills and homemaking skills with a view to being eventually hired as Homemakers are asked to contact the Centre for Personal and Community Development before October 1st, 1974, for further information. Phone 327-5724 FOUNDRY WORKERS REQUIRED Wanted Immediately Foundry workers and Laborers Starting rate per hour Plus fringe benefits. Permanent employment. LETHBRIDGE IRON WORKS LTD. 120-181 Avenue South Lethbridge Do you possess the necessary mannerisms and ability to become a successful executive? THEN... We want YOUR talents. We NEED your talents. Let's grow TOGETHER. We ask the following of you: 1. Compatibility with people 2. Willingness to relocate 3. Minimum Grade 12 education 4. Front line determination We offer pride in your accomplishments GOOD POSITIONS GOOD BENEFITS GOOD REMUNERATION But most imporlanlo'fsil A CHANCE FOR A SECURE AND SUCCESSFUL FUTURE Recent graduates preferred. COME SEE WHERE ITS AT APPLY: S. S. KRESGE CO. 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE ;