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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaNew Leisure free press. Saturday november 14, 1970 features 1 recovers insects in stored Grain to the average person the fact there exists an instrument referred to As a trap for the detection and recovery of insects in stored Grain is of Little interest. Yet without these de vices our Grain can easily become infected with Dis eases. Therefore considerable attention is Given to the Protection of Canada s Grain by a group of men. They Are the scientists who work for the Canada department of agriculture research station in Winni Peg. The station is beaded on the Campus of the University of Manitoba and is headed by or. A. . The station As it s now organized came into exis tence in 1959 and is divided into four sections. These Are referred to As Cereal rusts Section Cereal diseases Section Cereal crop Protection and the Sec Tion for soil Survey. The Section dealing with crop Protection is headed by by Cabman Litta Magnus or. A. J. Mcginnis. In charge of the Grain insect biology department is senior scientist or. S. Roschia to. Both men recently explained the function of this Section which is to devise Means of protecting Cereal crops and their products against insects mites and see borne diseases. They pointed out that protecting Canada s Grain is of vital importance. It affects Grain so called traps were developed for the trapping of insects. In 1969, or. Loschiavo and j. M. Atkinson simplified the design of traps used for the detection and recovery of insects in stored Grain. These traps they con Sist of pieces of pipe half or three Quarter inches in diameter and three inches Long Are inserted to the desired depth in the Grain. Insects entering the trap right now we re concerned about the condition of the Grain in Saskatchewan. Because of the Over loading of some Grain Eleva tors the Farmer is often forced to store his crop on the ground. He just piles it on the ground. We then Point out it s important to use Dif Ferent Sites for outside storage and not to use the same site again next year for storage. We recommend prison chaplain once an inmate by Nino to Turin. Italy brother lion is the name of a hardened criminal. It is also the name of a priest brother lion is one and and the same person. Black sheep of a family juvenile delinquent. Guy. Hood convict thief gangster killer drunk Are just a few of the descriptions that once fit father Sil Vano like a tight shoe. To look at the Rev. Silvano Girolo today. 30 years old and dashing handsome you would never think thai Man had at one time sunk to the lowest Depths human scum if you please. Father Silvano brother lion to use the nickname by which everybody knows him is the same person who disgraced his family name his father was a policeman and embarrassed four Brothers Jed a sister who is a nun. Silvano Girotto grew up in a Tough Turin neighbourhood near the Fiat Auto factory. By the age of 15 he Hod been discharged As an altar boy because of bad behaviour Dis missed from his boy scout troop and thrown out of the House by his daa. He joined up with a notorious of criminals after spending 30 Days in a reformatory which he now Calls my cram course for with the italian police hot on his Trail for some he had pulled. Silvano Girotto fled to Franco whore the French gendarmes put the cuffs on him plenty fast. Given a break and allowed to join the foreign legion he was assigned to Algeria during the height of the liberation War. Silvano in Only is when he had to participate in the murder in cold blood of some natives torture suspected members of the underground and take part in a brutal massacre. Deserting the legion he made his Way Back to Italy and hooked up with his old gang again. With 15 of his cronies he was collared after a series of burglaries and holdups and sentenced to seven years and eight months in the Penitentiary. Inside prison Walls he and some of his pals set up a Protection Racket to terrorize convicts and get cigarettes and Money from them. Meanwhile. Silvano had become a Good Friend of the prison chaplain and after serving five years and seven months he was paroled. Because the Friendship continued after Nis release the chaplain took him to Lourdes on a pilgrimage where one Day during a pouring rain Silvano fell to his Knees and prayed in the mud. Lourdes had some kind of magic effect on him. For when he got Back to Italy. He astonished everyone in his family by announcing to wanted to study for the Priesthood and become a prison chaplain to give help to other men behind bars. Talking his Way into the monastery of a franciscan order he told the head that he knew he could do gown among the Dregs of society. And in fact this has All transpired. Today Silvano Girotto is the chaplain of the a we prison in Turin where he himself once served time. Ansong the men receiving communion from him Are Many of his former cellmate the ones who gave him i brother lion sobriquet. Samples of Grain for diseases Are or. A. Mccinniss glasses and or. 5. R. Loschiavo. Department of agriculture research station. Winnipeg. The Farmer the Grain Eleva Tor agent and eventually the buyers of one of Canada s most important Export items. Our Grain is considered the cleanest in the world therefore we have a moral obligation to keep up this or. Mcginnis said. Or. Loschiavo said it is part of his Job to travel across the Prairies and Call on Grain elevator agents whose duty it is to report to the research station in Winnipeg if they discover in sects or diseases in Grain that has been delivered by a Farmer for it is pointed out Grain stored in Good condition could last for years. It s logical therefore even to an outsider that Grain must be protected and checked if it is to maintain its Quality. To help Farmers and ele Vator agents keep a continuing Check on their stored arc collected in the hollow nose Cone. T w o flanges one encircling Broad end of the nose Cone and the other on the Centre Post of the trap prevent the insects from escaping. It was explained by or. Loschiavo that tin s escape proof feature makes it pos sible to leave the trap in Grain for Long periods of time. And. Consequently the probability of catching in sects is increased. Or. Mcginnis said proper Protection of Grain has be come More important be cause of the Large amount of Grain being stored by the Farmers. Grain stored in Good con Dilion could last for years depending on the moisture insects and the actual storage or. Mcginnis said. Some Grain has been stored for up to six years it s frequently checked by the elevator agent. To the Farmer to Burn or Bury the present storage site to avoid the possibility of diseases being or. Mcginnis said. Although the storage sys tem is still unchanged from that of Many years ago. The Type and Quality of Grain has changed. But the storage buildings Haven t and one can imag Ine what condition some Are in after standing for 30 to 40 or. Mcginnis said. To h e Farmer is often forced to use old and inadequate buildings due to Lack of Money to build new if not properly stored and constantly checked we lose our Money therefore we must protect the Mcginnis emphasized. All findings on the Condi Tion of Grain Are recorded by or. Loschiavo and his report goes to Ottawa the provincial department of agriculture and the Board of Grain commissioner

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