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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Slide into spring Children in a west Montreal park Tuesday en- joyed the fine weather by using this circular slide. Spring weather is forecast for the next few days and maybe longer. Saskatchewan farmers face seeding problem REGINA (CP) There's no doubt the melt of record snow- falls across Saskatchewan's grain belt will cause seeding problems this spring but most farmers agree the water is preferable to a return of the dust-bowl years of the 1930s. One of the most severe win- ters in history has left thou- sands of acres across the prime wheat-producing province covered with water Creeks and rivers have broken their banks almost everywhere, causing damage in the millions of dollars in the urban centres. In some areas it was believed the ground was so wet that seeding could not even be contemplated this year, but some don't agree Of the 87 7 million acres farmed in the three Prairie provinces, 46.4 million acres, or 42 9 per cent, lie in Saskatchewan and much of it is under water Glen Flaten, Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture president whose own farm two miles south of Regina has 100 of its 300 acres flooded, says: "We've had more damage, from dry weather than wet SEES SILVER LINING Admitting seeding will be late in many areas, he said that lots of moisture generally provides better yields So much will depend on weather conditions during the next few crucial weeks. Warm sun will dry the land but more rain could be disastrous Doug Campbell of Regina, Palliser Wheat Growers Association researcher, agreed the water could be an 'advantage. "We much prefer this to the dry era experienced in the Dirty he said One of the problems in the prolonged drought of those years was that much of the province's valuable topsoil was blown away "To lose topsoil in this case, the water would have to flow very quickly and I don't think it will be a serious problem this Mr Flaten said However, some topsoil was reported to be washing away on the Regina plains. SOUTHWEST ESCAPES Mr Campbell said the prov- ince's southwest area was "real dry and I think some seeding already has started in the Maple Creek area "It's always late around Re- gina and seeding wasn't started in 1970 until June 1." He said the situation was serious in the Melfort-Tisdale area, where farmers hope "it doesn't rain for years "It's almost a bog up there The federal government, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, has called on farmers to boost wheat acreage this year to about 25 or 26 million acres, up about two million acres from last year Most Saskatchewan farmers try to have wheat seeding completed by May 24 or 30 to enable the crop to get the 100 first-free days required to mature the modern varieties Some farm spokesmen said that if the land doesn't dry suf- ficiently to allow it to be worked, alternative crops such as barley and flax would have to be considered. Many country roads have been either washed out or breached on purpose to allow water to escape, and delay in repairing them could hamper farmers' movements Work also will have to be done on farm machinery submerged in the runoff Bank report predicts strong GNP increase TORONTO (CP) The latest economic report from the Toronto-Dominion Bank predicts Canada's gross national product (GNP) will enjoy a strong increase this year Real economic growth in 1974 for Canada is projected at five per cent or more but only one per cent for the United States. Usually, the economic growth patterns of Canada and the U.S. are close, with the disparity brought about by differences in business interests, the report says "This divergence reflects the fact that while business fixed investments in the United States kept pace with the growth of that economy during the past seven years, additions to capacity in Canada during the same period fell short of over-all economic growth." Other factors contributing to the projected U.S. economic weakness are the decline in housing and consumer spending, including spending on automobiles and energy-related shortages In Canada, both housing starts and car sales held up during the first quarter and energy stringency, once a cause for concern, is no longer viewed as a serious threat, the report says. It also says both Canada and the U S will continue to face rapid inflation this year. The average increase in Canada's consumer price index is proj- ected at eight per cent in 1974 MAN THE SHOVELS Kemano, B C a hydro power station site 400 miles northwest of Vancouver, recorded a snowfall of 880 inches in the winter of 1956-7 EN'S and BOYS' WEAR Smartly-Styled Polyester Short Sleeve Sport Shirt Save over 20% on these comfortable, smartly-styled 100% Polyester sport shirts Handsome styling features a long point collar, Nylon zipper placket and a handy chest pocket In plain shades of Yellow, Brown, Beige, Navy and Red S M.L. 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