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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta INQUIRE ABOUT THl PRE-CHRISTMAS HAWAII CRUISE ABOARD THE 'ARCADIA', DEC. 6-20, 1973 14 DAYS FROM For furlhtr information and bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, July 11, 1973 PAGES 13 TO LETHMIDOf OmCI PURNITURI LTD. tower Level 7th Street Mall Phono (403) 32S-7411 CURRENT STORI HOURS: to MM., TMM., mnd M. to Claeed Saturdays v i v Drainage system move water out before if causes salt deposits V W L landscape grdws More than wild shrubs and flowers, representing 20 different plant types, have been transplanted from their natural habitat to the terrac- ed gardens on theJUhiversity of Lethbridge campus. Now growing around the academic residence and physical education fine arts buildings, the plants are all native to Southern Alberta. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phono 328-4095 Larry Clay, U of L grounds- man, says the project is pro- bably the biggest ground cover transplant ever done. "The challenge of the job was to keep the surround- ings natural The original sketch called for all grey fol- iage, to complement the con- crete structure of the build- ings. "Because of climate fac- tors, we had to include some hardier green Mr. Clay cays. He said the plants have taken to their new surround- ings very wen. "If they appear weedy, that's the natural look, with Drs. W. L. MITSON and T. L. ADAMACK OPTOMETRISTS wish to announce the opening of an office, for the Practice of Optometry in CARD5TON Wednesdays a.m. to p.m. TELEPHONE 653-3331 BY APPOINTMENT SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AYE. S. THURSDAY, JULY 12th TERMS CASH SALE STAKTS PJW. NO RESERVE Set kitchen cupboards approx. Admiral port TV; Norge firdge; Honda 90 motorbike; Small buffet: Small chest of drawers; Rawieigh 10 soeed bike; Univer- sal coder; RCA Whirlpool fridge: Chesterfield and chair; Power mowers; Swivel office chair; 9x12' rug; Trunk; Complete bed; Small desk; Port record player; Radios; Gas and electric ranges; Fishing rods; Cofemaa camp stove; 2 portable typewriters; Pop cooler; Coffee table; 2 step tables; Sink; Basins; Bicycles; Crib; Violin; Small adding machine: Rocking chair; WaUboard; Floor lamp; Roll wre fencing; Small bookcase; Pair trailer minors; Electric mower; Automatic washers. Many More Items Too Numerous To Mention. 1963 FORD FAIRLANE 1967 RAMBLER I960 RAMMER fOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 32S-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LfTHMIOCf AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Ik. 4! Lie. 45i the turf left as it was in the original Mr. Clay says. Local army cadets excel The local army cadet crops has been named the most ef- ficient corps in Alberta, it was announced Tuesday. Capt. Dan Bodefl said his No. 2296 corps was chosen over 30 other groups in the province. Army cadets are between the ages of 13 and 18. There are 40 boys in the Lethbridge corps, 21 of these are attend- ing summer camps which last from two weeks to six weeks. The local cadets came sev- enth in the competition last year. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 3234372 2716 12 Ave. S. AU TYPES OF AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION WINDOW COOLERS AND CENTRAL UNITS CHARLTON ft Hill LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 32S-33M International co-operation needed Farmers tackle salinity problem By RIC SWfflART Herald Staff Writer GREAT FALLS Dryland salinity is an international problem, says the Montana state governor's office. Doug Smith, agricultural co-oramator for Governor Tom Judge, Tuesday told 31 touring Southern Alberta farmers, government person- nel and researchers that Can- ada and the United States must get together soon to combat dryland salinity in much the same manner the countries have successfully fought cattle disease. Dryland salinity, caused by an accumulation of sate on farmland which -renders it unproductive, has just recent' ly been recognized as a ma- jor growing agricultural problem in Southern Alberta. Montana agricultural ex- perts have been faced with a growing land salinity prob- lem since about 1948, said Clair Clark, scientist for the Soil Conservation Service in Great Falls. Following an extensive sur- vey, Mr. Clark reported 000 acres of agricultural land were affected by salt deposits and salt seepages in 1972. He said the problem was growing at a rate of acres annually in Montana. Mr. Clark said just three years ago only acres of land were affected by seep- ages of salt, carried from high land areas by under- ground water to a point where deposits form on the 'land South Affected Dr. Paul Brown, one of the top saliiuty experts in Mon- tana, said only 250 acres of land are taken out of pro- .duction.. yearly "by ing oprations "but this is the problem w h i c h is receiving all the publicity. "Some of this land can be. reclaimed relatively easily but in agriculture, thousands of acres are being taken out of production annually and there is no known way of re- claiming them." Jack MeCracken, bead of the Lethbridge office for the provincial department of the. environment, told The Herald during a seminar in Great FaHs Monday evening there are a tremendous number of saline affected spots from Calgary south to the U.S. border. He estimated acres of farm land affected by the salt deposits in Southern Al- berta, a total which has been increasing at a rate of five to 10 per cent during the past 10 years. He said researchers have been working on the problem in Southern Alberta full time for only about 1% years, al- though the problem has exist- ed since the early 1950s. Evidence of the severity of the problem is a special em- ergency committee establish- ed in Montana at the request of Gov. Judge. At this first meeting, in- cluding the governors of Montana and North Dakota, the committee tried to estab- lish dryland salinity as a na- tional disaster. Hearings planned Public hearings are plan- ned for Montana to explain the problem and to let fann- ers know what to expect Mr. Smith said the com- mittee looked at ways of get- ting money to study the prob- lem, including making the man on the street aware COOL OFF Air Conditioning FROM C ft A SHEET METAl 1709 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328 5973 Useless earth water from hilltop deposits salt on top of land of the problem in order to get more government money. He said study since the em- ergency committee was formed has indicated-dryland salinity is more than just'an agricultural problem. Three members of environ- mental study groups will be added to the emergency committee. The most recent active re- search on the problem, start- ed about six years ago in Montana, was initiated by producers. Fanners in an area 30 miles northeast of Great Falls were having salt de- posit problems and they formed the ffigbwood Alkali Control Association, covering about acres of farm land. The association approached government to request they be allowed to tax themselves to get money for research projects. Norris Hanford, who farms about acres in the asso- ciation district, is one of the most active researchers. He is using all of his land to test various methods of Renovations approved for LCI Approval was given Tues- day for the start of a electrical renovation program at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Public school trustees, dur- ing a special meeting, author- ized a contract price of submitted by Parson's Elec- tric Ltd. Lighting win be unproved in the 1957 and 1949 LCI classroom blocks, which in- cludes the school auditorium. LCI vocational wings mH not be included in the project Work is exepcted to begin this week and wiQ be com- pleted by early September. combatting the problem, mostly involving the use of nigh water requiremen t plants to use 4he excess wa- ter before it can deposit salt on his land Use excess water He also has miles of nsvr-. row strips of grass seeded in 24-foot widths on much of his farm to catch snow in the winter. This allws him to grow a crop on the land ev- ery year, eliminating UK flow of water tfirough the ground soil which has soak- ed in through the surface. This also keeps the water from depositing salt on (be land. Another fanner in the Pon- dera Alkali Control Associa- tion, Julius SommerfeW, who farms 4.000 acres 25 miles northwest of Great Falls, is spending thousands of dollars to dig ditches for drainage systems. He said he wants to re- claim the land because the way it is now, "it is hard to farm. The wet areas cause in- terruptions in the operation of the equipment, tractors get stuck and the land isn't productive." United States Department of Agriculture officials feel drainage systems will help the problem but they claim farmers must also crops'which win use the wa- ter before it can cause salt deposits. Bon Bokma, chairman of the Pondera association, near Conrad, Mont., says it is im- portant to get neighbors to work together to solve the problem. With dryland salinity, the water which is causing de- posits of salt may be coming from as far as a mile away. Researchers are convinced that crops requiring large amounts of water will have to be grown on the areas which are contributing to fte underground water flow in order to stop the de- posits. Dr. Brown said many farmers in Montana who don't have dryland salinity problems are keeping a close watch on water levels in the Because of the growing concern about the problem, most farmers are testing their land and then planting crops and fertilizing accord- With the growing concern about the problem in South- ern Alberta, provincial agri- culture officials have started projects involving many farmers in several counties and municipal districts. Carfiiioo DanloJ DENTAL JHUMCAl DENTAL SLD6. Uwor level Water level measuring de- vices are being placed throughout many fields and various crops are being seed- ed in strategic areas to com- bat the problem. A special tour of the South- ern Alberta research projects has been scheduled for July 30 and 31 in the County of Vulcan. Experts will be avail- able to answer questions from attending farmers. EARLY AMERICAN PRE5CUT TABLE SERVICE CUTSETS 7 pee. tot consisting, of 1 oo. salt pepper shaker Ji Ib. butter with cover Creamer Covered Sugar Regular 5.98 Special..... 4-96 CALL CHINA 327-5767 ASTRO REALTY LTD For Fun in the Sun Summer Shoes E. S. P. FOX Certified Denial Mechanic FOX (Lath.) DENTAL LAI LTD. DVffffBl Phone 327-4S4S COME TO THE FAIR STARTING JULY 16th STOP and see our SUMMER SPECIALS MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP 616 4fh SewHi Phone 327-1515 "JAMAICA" by JOYCE lovely summer shoe it ovoil- able in beige crinkle, patent wet look in all sizes. USE YOUR_____________ CHARGEX CARD DOWNTOWN from CAMM'S tiie height of fashion! AH the roge in fashion and com- fort, hi 2 tone ton ond oork brown, 2 tone blue and tan, and Mojave and white. 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