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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDQE HERALD July 1974 Vital soil moisture reserve spring floods help meagre EDMONTON The prairies may have been covered with lakes of water during spring flooding but the situation did not do much for vital moisture reserves in the says an agriculture researcher. Dr. Wolfgang Baier of head of the federal agriculture agrometeorology research says in a news release the soil moisture reserves for crops are as good as one might considering the wet spring. He said the 1973 growing season was dry and there were low moisture reserves in the soil last fall. An ice sheet built up over the land during the winter and the spring run- off moved over the ice instead of being absorbed by the ground. spring weather restored moisture reserves in the first two feet below the surface combined with wet delayed seeding but it didn't replenish the reserves below the two-foot he said. He added that summer critical for prairie crop rarely penetrates below the two-foot depth where it is not affected by surface evaporation and available to plants through their roots. COLOUR OR BLACK WHITE JUSV LEAVE YOUR FILMS KEEPS YOUR CAMERA LOADED DEVELOPING AND AND RECEIVE A NEW ROLL OF FILM AT NO EXTRA CHARGE f IN YOUR FINISHING ENVELOPE. COLOUR FILM Quality You pay only for the film developing and for the amount of prints you No Hidden Charges No Coupons COLOUR or BLACK WHITE SIZES 110 120 620 127 126 135mm Collage Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Open Dally 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. DEPARTMENT STORES Thursday and Prlday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ft DIVISION Of FWlVOniWD'UH CO LTD BIN WITH CONFIDE RIPUOKKTORffiURItOKfyREflJIOtO Alberta crop condition good CALGARY The Alberta Wheat Pool said today Alberta crops are in good condition and growing rapidly despite variations in moisture throughout the province. The pool said rain during the last week helped relieve dry conditions in central and the Peace regions of Alberta. The which averaged .58 inch over the aggravated what the Pool described as moisture in north central Alberta wheat crops grew about three inches during the week and now are 11 inches said the Pool. It said 31 per cent of wheat and 18 per cent of barley crops are in the shot blade stage of growth. About a fifth of the rapeseed crops are in bloom. Wheat and barley crop condition indexes are 93 per while rapeseed is 88 per cent of said the Pool. Energy issues discussed with Alberta officials EDMONTON Dick the Speaker of the Oregon House of is in Edmonton this week to discuss energy issues with Alberta officials. Mr. Eymann said yesterday that Oregon like to see established a means of quick communication between the Oregon and Alberta Oil price decline predicted WASHINGTON United States Treasury Secretary William who leaves today on a tour of the Middle said he believes world oil prices will decline in the near future. Lower oil Simon said in a news will be in best producers and users The former U.S. energy chief said oil prices and production will be topics for discussion with leaders of Arab oil-producing countries. Simon will visit Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before continuing to Europe for talks in France and Great and returns to Washington July 27. The need for such communication was highlighted last winter when Oregon encountered a serious temporary shortage of natural said Mr. Eymann. Several plywood plants in the state had to close because of a lack of natural gas. we had known who to talk to perhaps additional natural gas from 'Alberta could have been made available and these plants would have remained Talks are scheduled by Mr. Eymann with Gerry Speaker of the Alberta government House leader Lou Don intergovernmental affairs and a number of civil servants. Trade drops LONDON Britain suffered a whopping loss on its trade with the rest of the world of million in the government announced Thursday. It was the sixth straight month this year that the deficit ran at about billion a month. The June trade loss is just under May's record high loss of million pounds Look Look Look back. forward To the courage of the Cariboo prospector. To the daring of the Pioneer outrider. nadian To mellow enjoyment with a traditional flavour. Fine rye whisky that tastes as smooth as you hoped it would. A TOAST TO YESTERDAY FROM CARRINGTON DISTILLERS LTD. 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