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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Salinity tour will point out common Canadian-U.S. problems A tour of agricultural areas in Alberta and Montana affected by dryland salinity is scheduled for July 30 and 31 Dryland salinity is a problem common to western Canada and many regions in the United States It is caused by the un- derground movement of water which collects salt from the soil and deposits it on the surface of the land when the water evaporates to the atmosphere Henrv Vander soil specialist Problems his job with the Alberta department of agriculture in said areas of Alberta will be included on the first day of the tour A bus tour of Montana areas is scheduled for the second including department of agriculture members of the Alberta dryland salinity committee and farmers from several regions in will view the type of work being done with cultural practices and said Mr Vander Pluym The tour will start at the entrance to Nobleford on Highway 23 at 9 a m Theron soil scientist at the Lethbndge Research will explain a project at Nobleford which pertains to underground water movement in the area and the resulting soil salmation Research plots near Champion will also be visited in the morning Salt tolerance of various crops and soil moisture utilization of those crops will be discussed Different methods of establishing crops on saline soils will be a major topic In the the tour will move to the Bob Gerding farm near Vulcan to view a demonstration of drainage ditch construction with the use of dynamite The bus for Montana will leave Lethbndge at 7 a m July 31 from the science building at Lethbndge Community College Stops will be made at Shelby and Chester before experts from Montana will be picked up at Fort Benton Paul federal research expert for the United States department of will discuss work being done on the Highwood Bench east of Great Falls The bus is scheduled back in Lethbndge at 9 p m South gets province's first swine specialist Alberta's first regional swine specialist for the department of agriculture has been appointed to Lethbndge Alfredo Newell is in charge of all aspects of swine produc- tion in region one for the department His area includes all of Alberta south of Calgary Dr born and educated in gain- ed his doctorate by specializ- ing in animal nutrition at the University of Alberta He has been in Canada four years Dr Newell told The Herald he has helped producers on two main problems since his appointment Whey a by-product of the cheese manufacturing in- dustry has long presented a disposal problem for fac- tories Only in the past two years have these un- der the supervision of the Alberta department of the en- vironment started applying the whey to grass lands as a form of fertilizer Dr Newell says whey can be incorporated as a hog feed Although it is about 95 per cent the bulk material is high in nutrient value He has also helped producers formu'ate hog feeds using by-products from the meat packing industry He savs he should be the main contact person for any producer with hog or swine production problems If a problem arises he can't he will use the network of experts throughout the Alberta and Canada departments of agriculture to solve problems Areas of concern in which he will help producers include least-cost feed Blackbird control project under way ALFREDO NEWELL Official to visit Taber A representative of the Lethbridge district office of the Canada Pension Plan will visit Taber this week to meet with pensioners in that area Mrs I McNair will be in Taber at the administration building July 25 from 1 p m to 4pm Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 A three year project to evolve controls of black birds in Southern Alberta corn tields has been initiated Canadian Bio-Scientific Consultants Ltd of Edmonton has opened a field office in Brooks to provide an in-depth investigation of the problem of the birds in corn fields and to study the feasibility of developing economical and biologicallly sound methods of preventing bird damage Wendy research assistant for the consulting is now in the process of acquainting herself with the corn growing regions of Southern Alberta mainly in the Taber and Medicine Hat areas Her work involves biological bird pop- ulation checks of various species of black nesting areas and habitat ancj diet analysis Sponsored by the depart- ment of the study will evaluate existing techni- ques of crop investigate new methods and end up with a recommenda- tion that will provide economic and efficient control of the birds for corn growers Dale project direc- tor for the said some Southern Alberta farmers claimed losses in excess of 25 per cent of their corn crop due to black birds in 1973 Officials of the corn in- dustry fear bird damage will increase each year as corn acreages he said Mr Alsager said the control methods studied will be prac- tical effective and biological- ly sound And there will be no hazard to the environment or non target animals PLYWOOD 4P 8' Shuts Off Grade G Is Fir Plywood 4' x 8' Sheets Grade Spruce Plywood 4' x 8' Sheets 'D' Grade Spruce Plywood 4' x 8' State V Factory Fir Plywood Factory Omit 4 A OK Fir Plywood 14 J98 995 ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925 Corner 2 Ave. and 13 St. S. LMhbrM disease prevention and building struc- produc- tion and nutrition Women seek traditionally male jobs Women in jobs will be this week's Women's Place presentation at 8 p m Wednesday in the theatre gallery of the Lethbndge Public Library Guest speakers will relate personal experiences to show how women are beginning to choose jobs other than those they have been traditionally groomed for The presentation is free and open to the public For more call the Women's Place at its new 605 10th St S 1 I 1 BILL GROENEN photos Lethbridge landmark The Gait Building still graces the edge of the coulees at the end of 5th Avenue as it nears its 70th anniversary. It was constructed m 1908 at the site of the city's first hospital It now houses the city's health unit and a museum 1 I Presidents9 complaints bring results Province moves to fill college boards The province has filled all but three of 17 vacancies on the governing bodies of Alber- ta's colleges following a public outcry by college presidents about delay in making board appointments Prior to the Alberta college presidents committee's July 5 public warning of the serious affect the failure of the provincial government to ap- point members was having on the 17 of the 42 positions on college boards were vacant One college was unable to take any decisive action because it didn't have enough board members to form a quorum at its meetings of the board of governors Most of the vacant board positions should have been made prior to July 1 and one position on the board of gover- nors of Grant MacEwan college in Edmonton had been vacant for 15 months Grant MacEwan College had five vacancies prior to the two appointments that are to be officially made to its board of governors today Peter executive assistant to Advanced Educa- tion Minister Jim couldn't explain the delays in a telephone interview from Edmonton Monday couldn't explain why but it took longer to get through the cabinet than Mr Jenner said of the list of appointments is assembled by the department of advanced education but must be ratified by cabinet He also said it was little bit encouraging peo- ple to serve on a college board in the smaller cities like Grande Prairie When people see how much work is they're not too interested in he added Members of college boards receive payment to cover travel and other expenses and most colleges also pay an Beach drug pusher jailed 2 years honorarium per meeting Lethbndge governors receive per meeting Mr Jenner claimed board members are most often chosen from names submitted by the public but in situations where it is difficult to obtain board the govern- ment may make an appoint- ment on the advice of the college president or other con- tacts in the community C D chairman of the Alberta colleges presidents said Monday the presidents were determined to make their views known to government this time to prevent similar delays 120 DAY AUTOMATIC TOILET BOWL CLEANER The best bowl cleaner and deodorizer be- cause Each flush sanitizes all areas Removes mineral deposits Odors are flushed away Lasts an average of 4 months Contains no caustic chemicals OHLV 398 Call Housewares 327-5767 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thuriday Evening till 9pm PHONE 378-0372 2716 12th S An 18-year-old Stirling man who pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking was sentenced in provincial court Monday to two years in provincial jail Theodore Irvm Mertz first appeared in provincial court July 15 when he pleaded guilty to the charge He was remanded until Monday for a pre-sentence report Mertz was arrested July 15 after RCMP received a com- plaint from a park official at Park Lake Provincial Park that someone was selling drugs on a park beach When Mertz was arrested he had 71 small white tablets in his possession A 40-year-old Lethbridge remanded in provincial court Monday until July 29 Ernest Charles of no fixed is charged with defrauding William A Kientopp of Coaldale of According to RCMP the offence occurred Feb 17 and 18 and involved a cheque drawn against Mr Kientopp's bank account Mr. Franks was charged June 26 FOX DENTURE CLINIC E9t 1922 PHONE J274MS E. s. P. C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIOfiE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. ANOMALY It is something of an anomaly while a Funeral Service is de- signed to honor the dead its affects are on the living The Funeral Home staff acts as their agents to fulfill an obligation of love If they carry out their responsibilities with dili gence and consideration they have in some small way allevi ated the burden ol the living and put them on the path toward recovery from their grief That Is why in funeral service pro- fessional competence and tech- nical expertise are insuf- ficient Each service is a unique experience that defies duplication Gordon Blair SALMO 327 lO'h STREET SOUTH. PHONE 497.9A09 1927 FUNERAL HOME LTD. AL8ERFA ;