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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mov 30, 1973 THE LE1HBRIDGE HERALD 17 Wafer erosion Tvow is (.lie time to fjiko nole o' walxT erosion problems on Jiiiid. Clinmiuls, caused by water runoff, arc very evident in Hie .spring on many siunnier- fjillow fields before Uio clinn- nc-Ls arc covered by Ullage op- t-rn Lions. According to Soil Conserva- tionist Bill Toews, erosion prob- lems can be eliminated by the Kamo type of land management as that recommended for con- serving winter and spring mois- ture. A modified form of contour cropping is one of these man- agement practices. This meth- od of erosion control generally entails tilling the field along a slope rather than up and down it. In the fall the last Ullage op- eration carried wit on either Blubhle or summerfaJlow should ridge the soil surface at right angles to the slope to hold and spring moisture. In those cases where the channels have become so large dial they have formed gullies, ihc best course of action is to (Trass them clown. This recom- mendation also applied to po- tential gullies. Mr. Tocws reports that finan- ri.'il assistance is available for 1't.Tl.ain erosion projects through provincial agricultural KTvice board grants. Applica- tions should he made through municipal offices. 1 'ublical ions on erosion pre- vent ion and gully filling are Available from district agricul- turists The following Sioiislic.s 1971) period, ll h interesting appeared due to ihe "urban In Albtrio overage FARM NUMDERS IW CANADA Conarjo labfe iifuslrufes (he reduction in ihc number Q{ Conacfian farms in (he five yoar to nole ihs amount of farm land, especially in Ontario ond Quebec, thai has simply dis farm size has increased from 705.5 ocrei in 1966, to 789.6 acres in 1971. Number ond Area Census-farms, 1966 ond 1971, by Province 1966 1971 Variation Area Percentage 1966 Acres Forms 1971 Variation Percentage Canada Nfld P.E.I New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta 9.7 B.C 3.6 Yukon and NWT 5.3 2.6 0.4 0.5 1.1 4.2 COVVLEY On April 24 the Timber Trails 4-H Sewing Club held a meel- Ing in the Cowley Community Hall. Linda Douglas was acting president and Nancy acting secretary. Discussion was held on hav- ing a tour. An Achievement Day was held May 20. The meeting was proceeded by a work meeting in which Laurel Johnson and Laura ATdol gave an explana- tion on Mow to give a demon- slralion. CIATC REPOUTEH Oiristiue Lank "No Sales Tax" in these prices FARM SPECIAL >2v 50 amps. G.P.24c. 24 mo. war. 6v 115 amps. G. P. 1 36 mo. war. 12v 70 amps. (VP. 24c. 36 mo. war. J2v 110 omps. G.P. 24c 60 mo. war. IFTHRRfDGE BATTERY CO. 2T7 12lh St. 'B' South Phonn 327-5587 Distributers of HART GLOBELITE DELCO Catch Me if You Can Ride Ihii Yamaha and walch (he olheri try lo catch up. It'i the Yamaha 650x52 wilh electric disc brake and slender design. The large, 4-slrolte, SOHC 2- cylinder engine working in conjunction with (he ul'ra-smooth 5-step transmission demonstrates agility from the big one. Feel the torque pump out imoolh all Ihe way up to top speed: 115 m.p.h. plus. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN SPECIAL S1595 SEE THE COMPLETE YAMAHA UNE AT 21st ST. and 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-6977 You're miles aheadwfth Jack Nicklaus GOLF BALLS PRECISION WHEEL ALIGNMENT Precision front end wheel alignment. We set caster, camber and toe-in, and centre steering wheel. REPACK and GREASE SEALS Wo II remove end clean your front wheel roarings and repack with grease. We'll also install new grease seals. Price for drum bfako cars. 40-lb. bag 1 FERTILIZER Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th, St. S. Phone 327-8548 ;