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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday September 30, 1972 THE LHHSRIDOE HERALD 21 Snowstorms rake Prairies Farmers beginning to feel unloved The University of Lethbridge JLJ! Department of Musk Reasonable Experienced Choral Singers are invited to apply for membership in Happy return Lt. .T. G. Norrls Charles Is mobbed by rela- By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) Many prairie farmers arc surveying snow-covered or rain-soaker1' fields, wondering how much of their crops they can salvage to meet a strong world demand. Snowstorms, accompanied by unusually cold weather, raked tho southern grainhelt areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan last weekend. Harvesting was set back at least one month in some areas and the long-range weather forecast for tho prairies is not optimistic. Southern Saskatchewan re- ceived as much as eight inches, vliile parts of Alberta's south ]ad five inches. Alberta crops were the hard- est hit. Estimates placed dam- ago at about million, while and Manitoba were affected to lesser degrees. A lot of the grain in the Sas- katchewan snow area had been taken in before the storm. Besides the snowstorm, the Prairies have been plagued with heavy rainfall and early frosts. MAY CUT RETURNS Most prairie grain spokesmen are concerned that the adverse weather will reduce grades and lower returns to producers. All this comes at a time when large export sales had been an- ting grade because of stained kernels. NEED DRY WEATHER A spokesman for the Mani- toba agriculture department saW Thursday it will take a week of good dry weather be- foro farmers can get back into their fields. I n Saskatchewan, Allan Rugg, a spokesman for the Sas- katchewan Wheat Pool, said northern Saskatchewan escaped the snow but the situation there was serious because of rainfall. In some areas of the northwest, 100 per cent of the crop re mains to be harvested. If the weather does not im- prove soon, he said, farmers will be forced to take off wet crops and use grain dryers. He said much of the crop al ready harvested, most in south- ern areas, is of "fair quality." But, on a province-wide basis i9 per cent, or 71.3 million bushels, of red spring wheat re- mained unthreshed. Twelve per cent of the durum wheat, 0.3 million bushels, re- mained in the fields with 23 per cent, or 33.8 million bushels, of the barley. While 61 per cent of the flax was not harvested, he said, the 7.2 million bushels 'should come off in fair condi- "severe 45 per PREDICTS LOSSES Mr. Rugg predicted losses" in rapeseed, "Even if we got good weather from now on, we would be vesting until the end of Octo- hte pool spokesman said. Manitoba's long-range weather forecast calls for show- ers, cold temperatures and storms through the middle oi Octoher. Similar weather TTM predicted for Saskatchewan. Alberta is expected to get' cool, rainy weather to the end ot the month, followed by a brief mild spell. Chilly, un- settled weather is expected early in October. cent, or 11.4 million bushels, of which remained in the fields. Most of the damage to rape- seed would and frost. result from rain weather'' slashes crop yield in Soviet Union IMC UINIVCK3IIT Wr (Conductor LUCIEN NEEDHAM) (Accompanist LOUISE CHAPMAN) Weekly Rehearsals: Assumption School upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport In New York Thursday night. Charles is one of tlirce American POWs released by the North Vietnamese. Charles' wife Olga Is lower World conditions, which resulted in record grain j shipments during the last crop year, remain unchanged and the Canadian wheat board has set a target of one billion bushels in sales. Also, during the last few months there has been an upswing in grata prices on tho world market, hut this is not expected to last now. In Alberta, Unifarm President Dobson Lea said this week the snowstorm had been a "near and asked tho federal government to provide financial assistance. But Prime Minister Trudeau told an election audience in Calgary this week that it was too early to say whether the federal government will corn-crop damage. He made the comment as Al-berta's agriculture minister, Hugh Homer, was saying he planned to ask Ottawa to remove limits on cash advances and to make advances on unthreshed grain. Iji Manitoba, threshing was complete in most of the Red River Valley and parts of the central area, but frost hit most of the late wheat, rapeseed and flax, which will result in low yields and poor grades. Barley, in several areas of Manitoba, was not up to mal- Tuesdays, p.m. Application to: PROFESSOR NEEDHAM DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE FEEDERS FARMERS WELDERS HANDYMEN HOMEOWNERS We carry a complete stock of STEEL IN FLATS ANGLES CHANNELS BEAMS WIDE FLANGES RAILS _ ROUNDS SQUARES PLATES SHEETS RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TUBING REINFORCING STEEL- WIRE MESH PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS CLOTHESLINE POLES CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. TONS TO CHOOSE FROM Bring In your truck and load up at bargain price! We also deliver locally Brincj In your scrap Heel cost Iron balleriei radiators copper bras, ond gel the bell trade value ever We also pay caihl VARZARI IRON LTD. STEEL YARD LOCATION SCRAP IOCATION Z80B 2nd Ave. N. 3402 2nd Ave. MEET THE WINNING TEAM KEN HURLBURT New York Times Service WASHINGTON The Soviet Union's winter wheat crop, plagued by severe weather, was down this year to about half of 1971 levels, according to latest estimates in the department in agriculture. Fletcher Pope Jr., grain specialist In the department, says although the Soviet Union had not yet released official fig- ures on winter wheat produc- tion, information available to the department indicated that the crop was "probably not half what they produced in 1971." But the spring wheat crop, now in the latter stages of harvest, is expected to meet last year's mark, he said. This would bring the total 1972 Soviet crop to about three fourths of last year's volume, which was re- ported at 100 million metric tons, almost evenly divided be- tween the winter and spring crops. A metric ton is aboui pounds. The seriousness of tha de- cline, Pope said, could be partly offset by diverting a larger share of the wheat to human food consumption, according t the department's information the soviet union has usedO' million to 20 million metric tons for livestock in recent years. Among New York grain deal ers the prevailing view is tha the over-all Soviet grain crop including such feed grains a barley and oats, is down abou 10 per cent from 1971 levels. One dealer said that h thought the total Soviet 1972 crop would be 1GO million me ric tons, against last year's 18 JACK HORNER CROWFOOT BERT MARGRAVE MEDICINE HAT AT A PUBLIC COFFEE PARTY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 3-5 P.M. GRENADIER ROOM, MARQUIS HOTEL EVERYONE WELCOME lillion. He added, however, at the Soviet goal for 197! oducfion was in the area of fl million to 195 million tons lulling to a drop below expcc lions of 30 million to 35 mil on tons. In the case of wheat, a factor ore important than reducec Glume may be damage to th uality of the crop. It is known said, that the winter cro ot, dry weather in the euro ean part of Russia where tha rain is grown. Indications are that the sprin will also be of lower qua y, because of a colder-than ormal season in what is known s the "new lands" area east o he ural mountains. If the dam ;e is serious, the wheat ma ot be suitable for human con omplion. OF LETHBRIDGE THANKSGIVING RACING PACKAGES OCTOBER, 7, 8 and 9 SATURDAY TO MONDAY CHECK OUT TIME P.M. MONDAY SINGLE DOUBLE Includes Dinner Saturday, Brunch Sunday and Dinner Sunday night, with 2 Racing AdrYiissEoni and 2 Programs. Includes Dinner Saturday, BruneS Sunday and Dinner Sunday night, wilh Racing Admiisioni and 2 Programs each. Attendance at Special Breakfast per person SATURDAY TO MONDAY CHECK OUT TIME 6iOO P.M. MONDAY Special Breakfast Monday with featured Guest Speaker ai well at th< above, Includes Special Horteitien'i Breakfast Monday with featured Guest Speaker ai well ai tho above. SINGLE DOUBLE Inquire about other packages available Make Your Reservations Now! OF LETHBRIDGE 444 Mayor Magrath Drive Ph. 328-1111 Architect choice criticized MONTREAL (CP) Antoui Ghaltas, director of the Quebe Association of Architects, ha criticised Mayor Jean Dta- peau's decision to hire a for- eign architect to design Mon- treal's Olympic Stadium. Mr. Ghallas said the choice of Roger Tmllibert of France, srnounced last May, means lo- cal architects have been exclud- ed from planning the most "prestitigious facilities, such as the stadium, although they have produced major huitdings such as Place Bonaventure and Place Villa Marie." "It's not the petty interests of a privileged group that we're he said. "It's a cer- tain pride and the economic in- terests of hundreds of Quebec specialists." Before Winter Sets In Drive Into Beny's Service Specials Don't Forget These PRE-WINTER CAR SERVICES WHEEL ALIGNMENT WHEEL BALANCE SHOCK ABSORBERS BLOCK HEATER CHECK ANTI-FREEZE INSERTED BY THE KEN HURLBURT CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Report released AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE new fluid, gasket and all adjustments (fitter extra) SPECIAL 18 ,95 TORONTO (CP) The Den- nis report on low-income hous- ing was published by its au- thors this week. The fcdera1 government had spent about on the study, then re- fused to make the result public. The authors, Michael Dennis and Susan Fish, both of To- ronto, have claimed the cop- yright on the report, which was prepared with public funds, and have warned the federal gov- ernment not to infringe upon it. PRE-W4NTER LUBE AND OIL CHANGE Includes chassii lubrication, filter and oil change PLUS- Check antifreeze Check PC Valve Check all fluid levels Check fan bell and holes Check air cleaner SPECIAL ONE FULLY EQUIPPED BODY SHOP your service Protect and keep up your appearance BENY CHEVROLET OLDS10BILE SERVICE DEPARTMENT 2nd Ave and Street S. Phone 328-1101 COMING TUESDAY! Watch for it! Wait for it! It's the Eaton Sale everyone waits for. Check the big full page ad in Monday's paper ;