Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on September 12, 1958 · 2
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Friday, September 12, 1958
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IACI TWO IASKATOO.V IT A-PDOEMX. rilOAT. ItPTEMBEl IS, tM Film Entries Pour In For Yorkton Festival fill U tk gUr-rk'l YORKTON Although Canada's fifth international documentary film, festival ii still one month away, IS foreign countries and four firms from Canada, have already entered a total of 72 films, 52 of them from outside the Dominion. The large entry is well over the 1956 figure and indicative of the wide and growing interest in this outstanding event sponsored by the Yorkton Film Council. The festivals have been held In Yorkton biannually since 1950. They have continued to grow In both world-wide interest and recognition. Similar festivals are held in large centres such as London and Vienna. At least on two occasions foreign embassies have sent representatives to make personal observations and reports. Two came from tbe Russian embassy In 1956 when that country entered films for the first time. New exhibitors in 1958 are Israel and Czechoslavakia. Norway, an exhibitor in 1952, has again sent entries. The film council's preview committee Is already busy and has a heavy schedule in the next few weeks to select the best films for screening at the festival. Not all films entered are necessarily shown. One country lipped the seven films requested to 12. All, of course, will be viewed by the preview committee. The main showing of turns is held in the Dr. D J. Brass Vocational School auditorium throughout the three days. There is no charge to the public but programs are sole! to defray the out-of-pocket expenses. Often upwards of 1,000 persons are in attendance both afternoon and evening. ' A series of films is also shown at all the public and high schools This year the festival Is tied to Yorkton's 75th birthday celebrations and the city has come forward to assist financially. The festival is the closing project in what has been a lengthy p;xgrni of birthday celebrations throughout the summer. A special feature of the 1958 festival will be the awarding of a special trophy "The Golden Sheaf." It was designed purposely for the coming festival. The film council spent a 'year seeking a suitable design and is having the trophy manufactured by a Winnipeg firm. The detailed gold sheaf, representative of Saskatchewan, rests on a simulated stubble field and Is mounted on a wood base. It will be awarded the best film in all classes. A panel of adjudicators, still to be finalized, will make the final selection although audience approval or criticism is made of each film by means of a ballot. Entries already received come from the Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom Information Service, Denmark, Russia, Australia, Sweden, 'India, New Zealand. United States. Israel, Fin land, 1 Germany, Czechoslovakia and Norway. An entry is alo expected from Pakistan. The four Canadian entries are by the National Film Board, Imperial Oil, Crawley Films and Shell Oil Limited. Ten documentary films shown at the recent Vancouver festival have been submitted. Hunlers Enjoy Shell Price War MOOSE JAW (CP) Hunters here are enjoying a price war on shotgun shells. Fierceness of the battle is indicated by the fact that 12-guage Imperial shells, which normally retail for $3.80, are selling for $2.40. Work on Bridge Nearly Finished Within another two or three weeks the Twenty-fifth Street Bridge will no longer be worthy of the name "Two Bit Bridge." Construction crews are now completing the last of the upstream sidewalk and guard rail work and will remove their equipment to begin work on the railing at the bridge approaches. City Engineer Ernie Cole ,said today. City electrical crews will then move in and remove the centre light standards and install modem, fluorescent lights on the bridge rails. - Built many years ago as the "University Bridge," poor construction, resulted in cracks in the concrete and the bridge became known as the "Two Bit" bridge. Its underparts have now been strengthened with steel supports and new railings have been installed. With-a little more work on the bridge piers, this winter the bridge will be as structurally sound andtas attractive as the Broadway Bridge, Mr. Cole said. WIND DAMAGE , MILDEN The harvest is two-thirds complete In this area, with wheat all in and an average 12 bushels yield. Flax rape and barley are only crops still standing. Swathed grain was damaged by the high winds of last week. Visitor Impressed With Groicth Of University in Past 23 Years "1 was Impressed with the development of the city, and of the University, since 1 left Saskatoon in 1935," Dr. T. Alty, now vice-chancellor of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, said Thursday. "The city has grown out of all recognition. The new districts are interesting, but I found it somewhat difficult to find my way around." Dr. Alty, who was professor of physics at the University here for 10 years, left at the time that President W. Murray retired, and took up a position at the University Of Glasgow. From Glasgow he went directly to Grahamstown. He revisited Saskatoon for the two days of the stay of the group of the Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth which chose Saskatoon for part of its tour. "The University here has also grown tremendously," he added, "and I thought that the new library, and the other new buildings, were very fine. The improvement in the grounds is also remarkable. It was surely a pleasure to meet so many o 1 d friends. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here." , . Rhodes University, he said, had been founded and endowed by the trustees of the estate of Cecil Rhodes, but was now a state-supported insitution. With an enrol- Sask. Economic Outlook Said "Reasonably, Healthy" Outlook for the prosperity of Saskatchewan was "reasonably healthy," according to Prof. George Britnell, head of the department of eebnomics and political tcience at the University. Wednesday he addressed the visiting team of Commonwealth university presidents When You Think of Furniture Think First of 211 2nd Avenue, South PHONE CH.2-9122 m In 7 of 10 older homes up to 40 of fuel dollars go through attic insula- Skefayourtef ton that's 'I I A I SAVING I I yVpUtl. WASTING Ji.-.-.icJiiL-w I A Get Free fuel-saver ruler from us. Insulation should be 4" deep, level full. With less, you're warming the birds. on flat JUST ADD GRANULAR M M m INSULATION Do It Yourself in an Afternoon , Heat rises! With granular mineral Insulation, the heat you pay for is trapped at ceiling level In a billion insulat- Ing air cells. Fireproof It protects old, Inflammable insu-lation. Won't ever go flat Is guaranteed for the life of the building. t Pour .this Insulation like popcorn, save up to 40 on fuel for all the years to come! For as little as $3.00 you can re-insulate 100 q. ft. to the peak, fuel-saving level. Reg. $1.39 Pick up 5'our Insulation from ' n,il the railway car at Sutherland, ' p R tnnmrrnw hefnrA 12 nnnn i . BOYGH'U LUMBER CO. LTD. 2202 8th Street, East Phone DI.3-2628 and their wives, at a banquet meeting in the Memorial Union Building. His topic, "The Province of Saskatchewan" consisted of a birdseye view of the province's geography, history, and economic resources. Prof. Britnell said the province's economy was still based on wheat growing, and that the world market for wheat had declined since its big expansion in the years immediately after the war. However, he said, the consequence of the present cost-price relationships had been eased, "and to some extent ob scured," by increased productivity made possible by the modernization of production methods. The one factor had tended to balance the other, resulting in "reasonably healthy" prospects; ' His account of the factors mak ing for increased production in the face of a reduced rural labor force included earlier and better varieties of grains, . increased re sistance to rust and other diseases, better knowledge of moisture conservation, the avail ability of large-scale farm ma. chinery making possible larger acreages and greater timeliness of operations, and, last but not least, better weed control through herbicides. These factors, and the fact that "Mother Nature" had been unusually kind in the last decade or so, had resulted In average yields in that period hav ing increased to about 18 bushels per acre, from the 15-bushel av erage of the previous era. Prof. Britnell also discussed the development of Saskatche wan's mineral wealth and power resources, lit the northern area where rocks predominated, copper, zinc, and other metals had been exploited, and in the mining of pitchblende containing uranium, more than $100,000,000 had now been invested. In the southern region, Saskat chewan's portion of the American Great Plains, mineral resources were of a different type, associated with soil 'rather than with rocks. Lignite coal beds were being' extensively mined, and a great expansion had occurred since shaft mining had been re placed by strip mining, which had meant reduced costs. Saskatchewan's lignite resources, he said, totalled more than 13,000,- 000,000 tons, which was more than a third of the total coal reserves of the nation. Other southern resources In cluded common salt, magnesium sulphate, and large resources of potash that were just about ready to De exploited. The development of oil, which had been discouraged by the fact that the first wells brought up extremely heavy oils, had been augmented by the dis covery of medium oils m the southwest and "highly desirable" light oils in the southeast. The result of the fact that the pipe line distance from Saskatchewan oilfields to eastern and southern markets was shorter than from fields in Alberta had meant that none of the recent cutbacks In production had occurred in Saskatchewan. On the topic of industrial development, Prof. Britnell admitted that the province had been unfortunate in that none of the expansion forced upon much of Canada by the war had occurred in Saskatchewan. Also, industry was handicapped by the lack of cheap hydroelectric power, all the sites with important water falls being at great distances from centres where industry would normally develop. The amount of power that would be available from the South Saskatchewan dam when its construction was completed, he said, would be dependent upon the Ir rigation aspects of the proiect. In the meantime, the nrovince i was dependent upon the comoar-! atlvely expensive power derived from its resources of Henite coal. In view of this, diversification in the future was largely dependent upon the development of further mineral . resources. Agriculture too, continued to be responsible for between 60 and 70 per cent of the province's annual income. . PRINCIPAL LEAVES WEIRDALE Ron. Steinineer left Weirdale where he had heen school principal for four years to take a similar cost at Smeatnn and orior to his departure was honored and oresented with eitr ment of about 2,000, it was one of eight universities in the Union of South Africa, of which half gave more instruction in English than in Afrikaans ( the dialect of the Boer peoples), and half the other way about. In his .university, he stated. about three-quarters of the students were more familiar with English than with Afrikaans. It was a purely residential university. Asked if any Negroes were en rolled, he stated that there were only a few, but that a college was afftliaited with" the university, at fort Hare, which had 400 Negro and Indian students. The govern ment of the Union, he said, had announced its attention of disaffiliating this college and placing it directly under the department of native affairs. However, the bill providing for this step had recently been withdrawn, and the university was hoping that it would not be brought forward again. On the topic of the proposed republican constitution for the Utiion, Dr. Alty remarked that one of the leading Afrikaan news papers had recently taken an interesting poll of its readers, asking whether they favored the de claring of a republic, within the Commonwealth, outside of the Commonwealth, or leaving things as they were at present. None were in favor of eavina things as they are," he said, "but about 80 per cent of those polled favored the declaration of a republic within the Common wealth, and the setting up of a president without executive power. Dr. Alty and Mrs. Airy left Sas katoon by air for Vancouver shortly after noon Thursday. In Vancouver, they will visit the Uni- versify of B.C.. then flv on to Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California. ".- i, Weyburn Council Gels SPC Offer WEYBURN (CP) The Saskatchewan Power Corporation has made an offer to the City of Weyburn for its power plant, it was disclosed at a council meeting here Tuesday. Council decided not to release details of the offer. It is the second time in the last few years that the SPC has made a bid for the Weyburn power plant. The last offer was $750,000 for the power plant and distributing system. , , GIRLS' AND BOYS' WATCH KS Swiss made, 15 and l?-jeel waterproof, shock absorbent, CIO QCUP Each ,,;.,...,.. 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