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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada Tour (departing July 20 and Aug. 3) Special 10 day tours including Return Transportation via Air Conditioned Buses Hotel Accommodation, Sightseeing Only per person double occupancy. For information cnJ reservations contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, July 6, 1971 'New9 ecologists, nationalists i Water export opposition said emotional By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Writer Opposition to the export of Canadian water to the United States is often based on emo- tional argument rather than reason. This point was made by two speakers here Monday during a symposium on water re- sources at the annual conven- tion of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. Dr. Arleigh Laycock, profes- sor of geography at the Uni- versity of Alberta, said discus- sion of two related water is- sues interbasin transfer and water export to the U.S. has been clouded by emotional ar- guments. "Unfortunately, there are many new ecologists and new nationalists who are very in- 6More crop per drop' challenge to water users By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer The increasing need to grow "more crop per drop" of- wa- ter presents some exciting challenges for research, Dr. Robert M. Hagan, professor of water science, University of California, said in Lethbridge Monday. Speaking to a record 030 delegates at the 51st annual convention of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, Dr. Hagan said "substantial quantities of water are now lost from the watershed and en route to the farm through deep percolation, operational wastes, evapora- tion and transpiration. "Of the water held within the root zone of the plant, more than 99 per cent is lost through evaporation and transpiration (through the Less than one .per cent is retained in the harvested crop." Mayor back from East Mayor Andy Anderson, just back from a week in Eastern Canada, had words of praise Monday for the treatment ac- corded visiting Lethbridge stu- dents by Saint Laurent, Que- bec. The students, part of an ex- change which will see Saint- Laurcnt young people arrive in Lethbridge later this month, were featured in a pre came ceremony at Montreal Expo game last week. Mayor Anderson and Saint- Laurent Mayor Marcel Laurin also participated in a joint pre- sentation of a wood carving to Expo chief scout Mel Didiard. The mayor also hinted he did some work on developm e n t projects for the city while in eastern Canada, but no official announcements were made. W. Chichester accompanying the student group on its tour, will return Sunday when the 44 students arrive by bus from Calgary via Banff and Lake Louise. Alderman C. who is again "Some of these losses can be greatly reduced using present technology and others will be reduced in the future as in- creasing social and economic pressure require improved technology developed through further research." Dr. Hagan said opportunities for improved efficiency in use of water for agriculture in- clude: increasing the inputs of water into the systems; collect- ing, storing and transporting water from the watershed to the area of use with minimum losses; converting water at its point of use into the desired agricultural product with opti- mum efficiency. He said surveys of irrigation project planning, operations and water application prac- tices on farms indicates a wide and probably still widening gap between knowledge through research and that now utilized by project planners or engineers, fanners or professional people. He said this is noticeable on both little developed and highly develop- ed countries. "Research bearing on irriga- tion will not likely be used un- less it is made available to users in more readily useable forms." Explaining one of the draw- backs in the present irrigation system efficiency Dr. Hagan pointed to a number of consulting firms engaged in studies of irrigation project feasibility, design and manage- ment programs using sophisti- cated computerized systems which provide greatly in- creased efficiency in carrying on these important activities. Computerized systems analy- sis techniques can now be used by irrigation project planners for such studies on the effect of changing cropping pattern, planting dates, and other agri- cultural practices on the de- sign and cost of required storage and conveyance, he said. In conclusion, Dr. Hagan said: Rising demands for water and growing competition from all kinds of uses for water will To all visitors in our area May we suggest a walk in eur Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden OFFICE FURNITURE STAN WORBOYS, Preildtnl Lower Level Seventh Street Shopping Mall P.O. Box 938, Lethbridge Phono 328-7411 increase the difficulty in ob- taining additional irrigation water. Future water projects will be more costly and involve long distance water transfers and many nver basins. More people and a broader spectrum of interests, with some in con- flict, will necessarily become involved. With more public concern about ecological impacts and water pollution, agriculture will be expected to reduce its inputs of animal and plant wastes, fertilizers, pesticides and leached out salts. "With a group like AIC, all the different disciplines are brought together so people 'don't have to choose between ecology and irrigation they can work he said. Sewer project advanced A major sanitary sewer pro- ject in the north east section of the city is nearly three-quar- ters completed. The sewer trunk line to ser- vice the industrial park are a runs south on 28th St. to 9th Ave. N. and then east to 37th St. before turning south again. About of a total of feet have been laid. City crews have completed the installation of storm sewer extensions into lanes that will be paved this year. The lane paving program is expected to start soon. In the final stages is the ex- tension of services to the nurs- ing home being built north of 15th Ave. between 15th and 16th St. N. Truck rolls, two hurt TITO inluries and dam- age resulted when a pick-up truck failed to negotiate a turn and rolled over several times about 7 p.m. Monday six miles west of Lethbridge, near the Blood Indian reserve. Arthur Dueck of Coaldale is in satisfactory condition with undetermined injures in St. Michael's General Hospital. A passenger, Walter Allert of Lethbridge, was treated for cuts at St. Michael's and re- leased. tolerant of any, views but their own, and rational, objective stu- dies are becoming more and more Dr. Lay cock said. Dr. Charles Stewart, presi- dent of the Lethbridge Com- munity College, spoke of "wishy washy reasons" advanced in op- position to water export. Dr. Laycock said many Ca- nadians oppose water export be- cause they equate it with the North American Water and Power Alliance proposal, which suggests massive diversion of water into the U.S. and Mexico from northwestern Canada. He agreed this plan would benefit the U.S. at the expense of Canada, and that economic and ecological problems would be great. However, there are better prospects for smaller scale and phased developments that would serve Canadian as well as export needs. Dr. Laycock said. For instance, he suggested transfer of water from the Ath- abasca and Peace River basins into the Canadian prairie re- gions might be developed less costly and developed more quickly if the plan included some export. Dr. Laycock said Canada uses only .1 per cent of its fresh water flow each year and "it is extremely unlikely we will consume 10 times this amount even 50. years from now." He said even if this amount were reached, Canada would still have a large supply of water available for export. Another reason for opposing export is the belief that we would be permanently com- mitted to continuing export. However, Dr. Laycock said, contracts could be negotiated which could be terminated la- ter. An argument in favor of wa- ter export from the north is that it could stimulate north- em development, he said. Sidewalk program on time The city's sidewalk construc- tion program is on schedule, according to an engineering partment spokesman. The first phase of the Ven- tura Village project in north Lethbridge has been completed, as has McKillop Place in east Lakeview. Crews are now working on St. Paul's subdivision at 13lh Ave. and 20th St. N. Lane paving was to have started tlu's week but contract- or W. A. Cooke and Sons of Pincher Creek has informed the city the project will probably get under way next week. Small fire Undetermined damage re- sulted from a fire in the insul- ation of a biulding foundation at the rear of the Shopper's World complex on Mayor Mag- rath Drive late Monday night. Cutting torches used in the salvage of buildings being re- moved at the sight of a new high-rise hotel are believed to have been the cause of the fire. RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 SEE OUR FINE SELECTION OF MOVIE CAMERAS IN ALL PRICE RANGES BOLEX 160 MACROZOOM. Features focusing as close as 1 inch, power zoom............... ROUtl bL82. Power zoom, slow motion................. CANON ZOOM 250. Completely automatic exposure. Focus-Mafic focusing aid............ REMEMBER MIDNIGHT DAYS AT FORT MACLEOD JULY 9th TO llth! THIS WEEK'S PHOTO TIPIII Panning is following the action. For best results hold iho camera steady and movo your entire body from the waist. If this is dono at moderate speed your movies will become much more interesting. "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 Alio opuralirig WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. In Waterloo National Park Dr. Stewart raised a num- be of similar points about wa- ter export. He said we should be more concerned about the sale of non renewal resources such as oil and Has than renewal re- sources like water particularly 'when we have such vast amounts of the world's share of water and such small amounts of its oil and gas." Bloods seek development officer The Blood Indian band coun- cil is looking for a new econo- mic development officer to re- place Hev. Denis Chatain who recently moved to Ottawa. Competition for the posit i o n closes at the Blood band of- fice in Cardston July 15. Coun- cil is expected to- name the successful applicant shortly the-e after. The person selected will con- tinue efforts to attract and es- tablish on the reserve, various enterprises such as Kainai In- dustries, located at Standoff. Ed Fox, Blood band manager said Father Chatain will con- tinue to function in an advis- ory capacity for the Blood In- dians and will spend one week of every month back in south- western Alberta. The new economic develop- ment officer will likely spend one month after he is hired in Ottawa with Father Chatain learning the job. Meeting postponed Tha Lethbridge and District Humane Society which had call- ed a meeting for Wednesday evening of this week has post- poned the meet until some time in August. Ansenteeism because of holi- days is the reason for the post- ponement. 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drivo Ph. 328-7751 OUR OSCAR 6-26 "That's funny. I could have sworn that was Jack Warbur- ton walking down 7th St., with a fishing rod in his EAST MEETS WEST Calgary's traditional white Stetson is presented to Frank Smith, manager of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, left, by Bud Armstrong, vice-president of the Calgary Tourist and Convention Association, at the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden. Mr. Armstrong, who is also director of marketing and tours for Greyhound Lines of Canada, was in Lethbridge promoting the new Greyhound bus Lethbridge-Calgary-Edmonton express run. Eileen Kunimoto, a hostess at the Garden, will ride one of the first express buses to Calgary and Edmonton on a promotional tour of Lethbridge and the garden. Man guilty of contributing to delincpiency A 22-year-old Saskatchewan man was remanded in custody for a week after he was found guilty in Lethbridge magis- trate's court of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Court was told John Paul Quirmey of Onion lake, Sask. had taken a 13-year-old Leth- bridge girl to a local hotel and had registered as man and wife. Quinncy will be sentenced Wednesday following the pres- entation of a pre-sentencing re- port to Judge L. W. Hudson from a parole officer. Vanghan Hartigan, Crown prosecutor, said, "in the light of the girl's age I must ask for a term in a penitentiary." Summer Livm' Is Easy Livm' ivith FRESH DELICIOUS BREAD-PIES-PASTRIES BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARY CAKES From our Top Selection 0 Kentucky Fried Chicken Potato Salad 0 Cole Slaw Macaroni Salad BEAN SALAD SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS PASTRY SHOP 2 LOCATIONS Cor. M.M. Drivo, 3rd S. Phono 328-8161 1705 Mayor Magrdth Drivo Phone 328-7752 LIGHTING COSTS Cost of electricity for city street lights in 1971 is an esti- mated Included in the figure is illuminaion for the poet office clock. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 SAVE SAVE AWNINGS All sizes from slock will fit any win- dow. Permanent decorator colors complement your home. You will onjoy your fibre glass awnings all year round. 36" Awning As Low As...... CHARGEX 20.80 We will be pleased to measure your windows and quote you prices installed ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 328-3301 ;