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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, January 14, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD foot' helps preserve fir tree VANCOUVER (CP) It's difficult to believe that the fungus encrusted around the base of a mighty Douglas fir is one of the main elements allowing the tree to survive and flourish. Dr. James Tappe of the United States department of agriculture recently ex- plained to a University of British Columbia audience just how important fungi "Whin GOOD SERVICE "LTD. are to a forest. He showed slides of Douglas fir roots encrusted with nodules and fibres of one of varieties of root fungus found in the Pacific Northwest. "It seems appalling if you think of something like athlete's said Dr. Trappe. "But the roots don't take this attitude." He said rootlets kept free of the fungus die within a few months while those infected with the fungus live for many years. Dr. Trappe said microscopic examination shows that the fungus repeatedly infect cells in the root, each time leaving behind minerals absorbed from the soil. Root fungi also protect plants by providing a physical and chemical barrier against disease organisms. Dr. Trappe, who is with the U.S. forestry sciences laboratory in Corvallie. Ore., said more than 95 per cet of the world's plants depend on root fungi to get vital nutrients from the soil. INTERESTED IN GUMS? SUBSCRIBETO "i? V 'Canada's only Gun Monthly' Available at all leading Firearm Stores Box 565 Lethbridge, Alberta 322313255 Warner, Aiberta Invites you to come in now and MEET John Deere Snow Fashions Fit You For Action! Snowmobile suits in wet-look or denim, one- or 2-piece styles, regular or bib-style pants, warm and waterproof. Children's suits in wet-look with reflective safety striping, knit collar, removable hood, attached foot stirrups. Moderately-priced suits for men and women. Warm, lightweight, waterproof. Attractive sweaters in crew-neck or turtleneck styles. Color coordinated with the suits. Warm, soft, washable. Boots for everyone. Nylon-, leather-, or tur-top boots all sizes. Helmets, face masks, nandwear, and more. 19 Pre-Season Special in effect BIG jOHtrs TOWN. John Deere JDX Snowmobiles Big John is brand-new. Sports a sleek, low profile for 1975. Big John packs power from reed-valve engines, 340 to 440cc's. Big John smooths rough trails with slide-rail suspen- sion, wide-stance skis with shocks, and energy- absorbing seat. Big John moves out on rivetless track with full-width grouser bars molded in rubber, and rubber cleats for better control. Big John comes in Blitz and long, lean styling you'll be proud to own. 8 Big the feeling of knowing you just can't lose! John Deere Green Machines Big John sports a new "Mean" Green color. A deep green with a metallic sparkle. Big John offers three power classes: 292 to 340cc piston- ported engines, or a 440cc reed-valve engine. Big John smooths the way with a trailing-arm bogie- wheel suspension and energy-absorbing seat. Big John rides double; Wide- tracker has 18-in. track for extra flotation, 440cc's and bogies. Big John Green Machines. Tamed. But not domesticated. ;