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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta RENO, NEVADA For information and booking! contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE Mt-3201 8 Dayi Several Departures. Each (double) The LetHbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, September 30, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 32 NOW IN OUR. NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. 5. PHONE 328-7131 Now Arriving: THE NEW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS for 1973 Discipline of doctors meet topic Dr. James Oshiro of Coal- dale, president of the Alberta Medical Association and Chan- cellor of the University of Leth- bridge, will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the South- ern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Dr. Oshiro will speak on dis- cipline and standards within the medical profession. He will deal with the profession's res- ponsibility con cerning such things as drugs, continuous learning and improper medical practice. The next meeting of the coun- cil is at noon, Thursday at Sven Ericksen' s Family Restaurant. News editor on tour in Germany Herald News Editor Klaus Pohle leaves tomorrow on two week visit to West Ger- many at the invitation of the West German government. The tour will lake him to Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Ham burg, Frankfurt and Munich Among other things Mr. will lour several newspaper plants and get a first ham look at prevailing political am economic conditions in thi country. On liis return, Mr. Pohle wil report to Herald readers in a series of articles. The visit is part of pro- gram which allows foreign newspapermen to visit Ger many at no expense to them selves or tlveir newspapers. More grants received for homeoivners The city received anothe batch of homeowner granl from the province this week t brir.g the year's total to 4680 137. The received will be mailed to homeowners from city hall. Local property owners hav applied for' In granl this year. The deadline for ap plications is Dec. 31. Think a thanK you thought. SendanFTD Wo can deliver Ihfs delfghtfuf arrangement almost anywhere In the country. FOR ONIY vtitabla at FTD MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 boost for farm economy Province provides incentives for southern corn producers By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer BROOKS Producers of grain corn on southern Al- berta's irrigated land will re- ceive a direct incentive cash payment for each bushel grown during the 1973 crop year. Alberta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer announced FHday a direct cash payment for farmers in an attempt to encourage more producers to include grain corn in their cropping pattern. The provincial government will pour into the farm economy in southern Alberta over a four year period in an attempt to raise production totals to an anticipated one million bushels by 1976 from the expected bushels this year. R-oducers will receive a cash payment of 40 cents per bushel harvested in 1973, 30 cents per bushel in 1974, 20 cents per bushel in 1975 and 10 cents per bushel grown in 1076. EMERGENCY Dr. Homer explained that this year's assistance payment is basically an emergency measure because there is only about 800 acres oi grain corn being grown in the province. Hand in hand with the an- nounced incentive for produc- ers was approval of a develop- ment grant of to Pioneer Grain Ltd. to help in the con- struction of a central drying facility at Taber. Tiie grain coci must be dried following harvest operations to bring the moisture content down to a level which will al- low it to be stored without spoiling. This costly facet of the harvest process was con- sidered one of the major fac- tors hindering the expansion of the acreages for grain com. The provincial government Brooks to get new hospital HORTICULTURAL COMPLEX The main laboratory and administration seclion of the Alberta Horticultural Research Centre received a boost Friday with the official open- ing of one building and the breaking of sod for another. Alberta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Horner lifted the first shovel of dirt to mark the start of construction of tho Augustus Griffin Building Previous to that, he officially opened and renamed the P. Duncan Margrave Building (2) as the main laboratory centre. The experimental green- house space will be doubled when the addition (3) is completed in the near future. potato storage laboratory (4) and new maintenance building (5) was included on a tour of the research centre grounds. The pond in the centre of the picture is the reser- voir serving the entire operation. Station expansion continues BROOKS Alberta Agricul- ture Minister Dr. Hugh Horner officiated at special ceremon- ies marking a million expan- sion program for the Alberta Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6661 NOW OPEN Government licensed Technician Repairs to Radios, Televi and Tapo Recorders. lorticullural Research Centre lere Friday. He officially opened and re- named the main building Com- dex and laboratories the P. Juncan Hargrave Building, rollowing the opening cere- monies, he donned hat and coat and turned the first spade, of soil to break sod for tlie Agus- tus Griffin Building, a new ad- ministration office for the cen- tre. About has been spent this year for the laboratories, jreen houses, potato research laboratory and improved util- ities. Tenders are now out for the construction of the new admin- stration building, valued at about During the day, the official toured the research cen- Ire. They visited the new potato SONY DUAL LLOYDS NORESCO PHONE 'N1 EAT DEITVERY TO YOUR DOOR ONLY 4.25 From CPR Open Weekday! 7 u.rtl. 2 a.m. Sundays 1 T a.m. 9 p.m. 12 pieces of Alberta Fried Chicken 4 Corn Fritters French Fries 4 Dinner Rolls Sweet and Sour JUST CALL 327-0240 OR 327-2297 LOTUS building and viewelace the existing 65 bed lospital. The study will determine tho wesent conditions of hospital facilities in the Brooks area examine the needs of the ad ministration, nursing staff and staff, define a program within which a new facilit; could operate and provide facts of the hospital district's ability to support such a facility. BADLEY NEEDED Town officials were ecstatli over the announcement. Harry Fowler, Brooks industrial c< ordinator, said it is one of th best things to happen to th town. It is something badl needed, In fact, desperatel needed, he said. Mayor Bev Nelson said th present hospital is inadequat for the area. He said represen fattens have been made to gov eminent for years and these e Mi'. Hargrave was named su- wrmtcndent o( the centre at Brooks in 1M3. His contribu- ions to the agricultural indus- ry include the introduction of numerous fruit, ornamental and vegetable varieties. He al- so gave strong assistance :o the then infant horticultural ndustry in the province. He left his mark on almost every field of horticulture, said Dr. Art Larson, superintendent of the centre. He worked as a plant breeder, a researcher, an author and an extension specialist. TOP IN FIELD Mr. Griffin, as manager of the department of natural re- sources for CP Rail, was re- sponsible for much of the early promotion of fruit growing on Ihe Prairies. He was also one of Western lanada's foremost authorities on irrigation. Mr. Griffin, who died In 1946, was a major driving force be- iiind the development of an ir- rigation testing station in the Brooks area. The test station grew into a demonstration farm from 1910 to 1935 as he in- cluded the production of shel- terbelt and tree material In the operations program. In 1935, the provincial gov- ernment took over control of the station and renamed It the Alberta Horticultural Research Centre in 1970. Concert Sunday The Alberta United Musi League Society will hold a coi cert in conjunction with th United Conservatory of Musi Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Yate Memorial Centre. Participants are students the conservatory who hav studied up to six months. Se eral are past winners of th Calgary music festival. They range in age from 7 t 16 years. Approximately 1< from Lethbridge and 40 froi Medidne Hat will take part. The students will perform 2 numbers, both group and in a variety of styles froi light classics to rock and roll A recording is being made i the program, and the tape wi possibly be made into a recon later. Tickets are available at 11 door. The concert Is free those who purchased chocola bars In a door-to-door sale he recently by the students. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CUNIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Rldg. 222 5th St. t. Phono 326-4095 SMILEY'S PLUMBING CLASS LINED WATEK HEATERS INSTALLED Phon. 328-2176 rts have finally realized. Mr. Nelson said the new hos- tal will mean better facilities tnd will provide a more im- orlant medical centre for rooks. It was said the hospital could a rijality in Vh years. larticipation in the cost of es- ablishing the drying centres was prompted by the anticipat- ed increase in the acreage of jrain corn in southern Alberta. COTS COST By aiding the private grain landling companies with the drying facilities, the govern- ment feels it is assisting the producer. The provision of spe- cialized equipment required for he corn, crop will reduce the nitial investment needed by any new producers. Dr. Horner said as the total aushels produced increase, the need for financial assistance to encourage estabtishm e n t of specialized equipment will be eliminated. He feels companies and in- dividuals will have established these facilities by virtue ot as- sistance in 1973 and 1974. The volume of grain handled by then will have increased to the point where facilities will be self supporting in covering operating and amortizing costs. Dr. Homer said the incentive program would also help the of- ficials of International Distil- lers Ltd. which Mill open a new distillery in Lethbridge nexl year. The plant could use grain corn for the distilling process if enough of the raw product is made available at a compeli live price. Dr. Horner blasted the fed eral government's departmen of regional economic expansion for lack of support for tie pro- ject. Apparently officials of the listilling firm approached )REE and were refused assis- ance. They then approached h e provincial government, seeking assurance of raw prod- uct, not money. Dr. Horner feels this incen. ive to producers will malca adequate supplies of raw grain corn available to the company. WELCOME NEWS Ralph Trimmer, a member of the Alberta Cora Committee rom Lethbridge, said tlm jroup welcomed the announce- uent. The committee apparent- ly spearheaded the project with direct communications with the Alberta department of agricul- ture. Mr. Trimmer said it is hoped that the incentive will bring more producers into the grain corn business. "As the acreages expand, grain corn will be- come more profitable and this will enhance Ihe tolal economy of the farmers he said. Dr. Stan Freyman, research scientist at the LethbTulgo Re- search Station and president of Ihe Alberta Corn Committee, said the incentive will assure farmers that they won't lose their shirts during the first years of learning to grow crop. "It makes grain corn a very attractive crop to he said. Dr. Freyman said the com- mittee approached Dr. Horner with the proposal and "he cepted it in entirety. SALES MEETING Shutl Shigihara, Japan Consul- General to Alberta, listens to Brian Noonan, centre, presi- dent of the Brooks Chamber of Commerce and Bev Nelson, mayor of ths town, expound the agricultural production of their community, located fn the heart of the Eastern Irrigation District. The Alberta Economic Mission to recently returned with many sales contracts in hand from consumers in thot country and town officials are hopeful of future sales of agricultural products manufactured or processed in Brooks. The men were attending a special Alberto products promotional dinner. Local alfalfa Of the five licensed alfalfa varieties developed entirely in Canada, three came from the Swift Current Research Station, and Ihe other two from the Sas- katoon and Lethbridge Research Stations. CUFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 STli St. S. and 15 MA 9th PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 hour service Expert tailoring blocking and leather protesting Perfect pleat drapery processing Welter Automatic GLUE GUN KIT INCLUDES 7 Glue Sticks 7 Chaulk Sticks Portable Bench Stand Reversible storage tray Instruction Book Case Model 2400 Auto Glue Gun Ideal for Home, or School, Hobby or Workshop CALL HARDWARE 327-5767 DOWNTOWN AVAILABLE NOW: official opening pho- tographs of the UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Special Convocation Ceremonies Convocation din- official opening by Premier Lougheed unveil- ing of "MOSES" oerials of campus. Available in B and W, color prints or color slides. CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT SPECIAL Make your appointment now to ensure delivery far Christmas. (ESPECIALLY IF YOU WISH TO MAIL OVERSEAS) JUST PHONE 327-2673 or 327-2565 MAKE NO MfSTAKEI You knew but address !i 1224 3rd Ave. South Oppotito the Elks Club ;