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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974. Ongoing fight against dryland salinity has budget The battle to curb the' spread of dryland salinity in Southern Alberta will be fought this year by three government agencies backed by a budget Dryland commonly called white has already taken acres jut of production in a Figure increasing at a rate of 10 per cent annually. The problem is caused by subsoil water movement. The water collects salts from the soil as it flows from high to low locations. These salts are then deposited throughout the soil in the low spots as the water leaving a white layer on the surface. The Alberta departments of agriculture and the in co-operation with the Canada department of agriculture have four test locations throughout Southern Alberta at Milk Claresholm and Nobleford Initial research started in is being enlarged this year with municipal government officials assisting. Henry Vander Pluym of a soil specialist for the provincial department of agriculture in charge of dryland salinity research says his work will incorporate two basic principles. He will try to devise methods to stop the subsoil water from reaching the low stopping the build- up of salt deposits. He is also performing tests on numerous grass and legume crops in the salinity areas to find the salt tolerability of the various varieties. The results of these tests will enable farmers to choose the best crops for their areas to produce an income from otherwise unprofitable land. Theron soil specialist at the Lethbridge Research said plant research will enable authorities to compile data on a local basis. Plants with a high moisture requirement and those with a high salt tolerability are vital to the fight against dryland salinity. All this information is now obtained from research done in the United States. If plants can be found more suitable to Southern farmers can plant rows around the low spots in their fields to use the moisture before it can deposit salt on the land. Another factor in the fight against salt affected land is a weed. Kochia can be found in all dryland salinity test sites because it is salt tolerant. Until last farmers tried to get rid of Kochia by burning the affected areas. This actually contributed to the build-up of salt deposits because the water reached the surface of the land. When Kochia was allowed to the water was used before it could surface. Now officials have found Kochia to be a good livestock feed supplement. Tests are now being conducted in the government laboratory in Edmonton to determine the actual nutrient level of the weed. Mr. Vander Pluym says it is too bad the weed can't be tamed. It is tolerant to salt drought and excessive spreads naturally because it grows where other plants won't and can be a productive crop. The department of the environment is finishing a dryland salinity inventory to accurately tabulate the extent of the damage to agricultural land. Members of the department are evaluating air photographs covering seven municipal districts and counties and the two Indian reserves in the south. Howard a teachnician with the department of the says that by counting the number of acres of land actually the severity of the problem can be stressed on the government and farmers. This step is needed to justify the money being spent on he said. Mr. Sommerfeldt said the full impact of dryland salinity has been realized in Montana. In that acres of land is affected and it is also increasing at a rate of 10 per cent per year. But the state government has allocated a year for research alone. Additional funds for services and work in the field are also being spent. LCC program aimed at 4drop-outs' the needs of the student is the goal of the Youth Out-Reach program Just a new Shipment of MK PLANTERS All sizes and colors Priced from 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN beginning at Lethbridge Community College this says the college's director of continuing education. Dale Heylands says the program evolved because many students are not ready to benefit from or are not capable of a work program. And some have behavior problems or attitude problems in their relationships with other people. The program incorporating both mental and physical work should help students discover themselves and their relationship to others and society in says Mr. Heyland. It is aimed at students having problems completing college upgrading and young people who have failed to identify a career or who FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. have trouble in their relationships with other he says. The course work will include human a physical training and endurance course and vocational experience projects. There will also be individual and group he says. The physical training and endurance program should develop a group attitude and relationship by team sports and develop attitudes of physical fitness. Much of the course would be and it would culminate in a week- long survival excursion in the says the director. Mr. Heyland says the experience projects would get students involved with for example in a job or a community providing an opportunity for help in human relations problems. The school of continuing education will also offer a day business program in the he says. Business courses will be offered for diploma credit and can be completed in about half a semester instead of a full semester. Classes will be held three hours a five days a week. The program will be taken to says the with the intention that companies can upgrade their employees' business skills on a half-daily basis. The program is also aimed at persons temporarily outside the work force such as housewives with young children who want to keep their hands and persons trying to upgrade their skills on their own. Courses offered will be machine business accounts receivable and accounts and a course for credit in bookkeeping or depending on the student's experience and proficiency. One more week Just one more week and outdoor city pools will be open for business and fun. Shari Vanden of is a little early as she stares long- ingly at the empty concrete hole that on June 5 will be filled with water to become Henderson Lake pool. Lion's 411 16th St. will open June 7. And for those that can't swim but want advance registration for the city's summer swim classes will be held June 11 through 13 at the Civic Centre. Further details will be available June 8 in a city recreation department fiver to be included in The Herald. RICK ERVIN photo County to honor teachers A testimonial dinner honoring five long-time Lethbridge County teachers will be held June 13 at p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant in Lethbridge. The sponsored by the county local of the Alberta Teachers will pay tribute to five teachers who retire this year after spending most of their careers teaching in the Lethbridge area. The teachers are Murray vice-principal of R. I. Baker school in Ada a teacher at Kate Andrews High in Mary principal of the county Hutterite colony Minnie a teacher at John Davidson Elementary School in and Helen a teacher at St. Catherine's school in Picture Butte. vandals strike ready to serve ROLLS RCMP veterans meet here PARTY BARRELS PERFECT FOR 'PARTIES GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS AND PASTRY 3rd Ava. S. Phoni 328-8161 MM. Drjvi Ptnni 321-7756 The 50th annual dominion headquarters meeting of the RCMP Veterans Association will be held in Lethbridge and Fort Macleod Friday through Monday. Some 100 retired veterans from across Canada are expected to attend the meeting here on the centennial of the force's arrival in Southern Alberta. A president's reception will be held Friday evening at the fort in Fort with the ANGLO Sells... MICROPHONES At Lower Prices 419-Sth Street S general meeting- and banquet and ball to be held Saturday It's the first time the RCMP veterans have met here says Tom past president of the Lethbridge division of the association. Inspection Thieves broke into a home under construction at 35th Street and 6th Avenue N. Monday and stole worth of locks and hinges and caused damage to two skylight windows. The home was being built by Glen Little 206 31st St. N. On the weekend vandals did damage to fourplexes on St. Edward Blvd. and about damage to five trucks at the International Harvester truck sales 304 Stafford Drive. The hoods of the five trucks were spray painted. Tools and a tool box valued at were stolen Monday from the back of a truck belonging to Mark Raymond. Mr. Watson's truck was parked at 1411 Ashgrove Road when the theft occurred. tonight The annual inspection and awards presentation for Number 11 Lethbridge Air Cadet Squadron will be held tonight at at the Kenyon Armouries. Certified Mtthmtt CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEWGAL DENTAL KM. PHONI 127-M12 LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 Hlh StrMt Softh Phone 328-4333 Transcendental Long when I was new to Funeral I asked an old man with pseudo-humility what was the most important thing I might possibly have to learn 'That you can't bring your own problems to work with he snapped. This establishment has been built around dictum and anyone unable to grasp it has not remained here very long. The only reason lor our existence here is to assist people whose need is transcendental and it must be done with wholehearted concentration and concern Established 1927 SALMON FUNERALHOME LTD. 327 lOlh STREET MBERTA -J PHONE 327-2802 ____________ 4Heck of fight' if CP tries to close Cardston FORT MACLEOD Complete closure of the CP Rail subdivision at Fort Macleod and Cardston is not envisioned by John chairman of the Alberta Grain Commission. Speaking Monday to 50 officials from this town and surrounding centres at a special meeting called Mayor Charlie Edgar to discuss rail Mr. Channon can't envisage the Fort Macleod subdivision disappearing because it is a heavy density grain line. CPR will have one heck of a fight if it tries to close the Cardston he predicted. Harold president of the Magrath and District Chamber of Commerce and a driving force in opposition to rail said he is against it until an alternative Fund not doomed Only six of 95 United Way volunteers said they would attend a special dinner to thank them for their campaign work but the poor showing doesn't signal doom for the future of the United says an official. Doug a vice- president with the United today blamed poor scheduling for the dinner's cancellation. Had the dinner been scheduled for another time of the year when gardening and other outdoor recreation wouldn't have the turnout would have been Mr. Walker said. The poor showing should not be taken as a sign of dwindling enthusiasm for the United he said. The 1973 drive fell short of its objective. 22 new Canadian citizens Canadian citizenship was granted Monday to 22 Southern originally from seven different countries. Horst provincial youth and recreation minister addressed the new relating his experiences as a new Canadian immigrant from Germany. The citizenship court will next sit in Lethbridge at the end of June. system is accepted by grain producers. Mr. Boucher said the chamber of commerce has met with Premier Peter Lougheed and others concerning rail abandonment. we are becoming critical of Edmonton because we are not getting Mr. Channon said there is not enough traffic on some little spurs to keep the lines open. He said in 1971 the Cardston to Glenwood line cost CP Rail and the Hays to Suffield line These are the lines that may be he said. the government would not allow the railway to abandon any line without a thorough investigation and soul searching of the affected Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt suggested the provincial government should build better roads with higher load limits for grain producing areas where rail abandonment has occurred. Mr. Channon agreed. Roads should be upgraded and at the expense of the Alberta it is up to the people to get pressure going on the he said. Mr. Channon expressed surprise when Mayor Edgar said that the relocation of Fort Macleod's entire CP Rail crew will be completed June 9. railroad should have workers located here because Fort Macleod originates and receives high freight rate said Mr. Channon. Mr. Channon said he intends to put the case before the railway and the federal government and hopes to have results in eight or nine months. provincial will see bridges and culverts are improved to get the Fort Macleod line moving he said. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BMg 222 5th SL S. Phone 328-4095 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhUMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2718 12th S. LIBERAL NOMINATION MEETING For the purpose of electing one candidate to represent Lethbridge Constituency in the forthcoming federal election to be held MAY 29th 8P.M. Guest Senator Earl Hastings El Rancho Convention Centre Lethbridge Inttrted by LETHBRIOGE FEDERAL LIBERAL ASSOCIATION 1 ;