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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD November Gas plant wastes applied in tests to pasture land Some waste materials from the processing of natural gas at the Waterton Shell Oil Com- pany plant have been applied by irrigation to pasture land surrounding the plant site. Through a co operative ef- fort between the oil company and the Alberta Department of the Environment in studies have been done to determine the best land application of the liquid waste material. And if more than 30 similar natural gas processing plants in Alberta could follow this pilot project for waste disposal. Dave a soil scientist for the department of the en- said the project at Waterton is stnctly a disposal solution to a growing problem of waste accumulation. In the processing of natural the raw material must be with chemicals and water to get rid of sulphur and other impurities. Through the chemicals can be retrieved but the liquid left over is waste. Mr. McCoy said the water being used in the irrigation project is of marginal quality because it has high quantities of dissolved solids which could lead to salt accumulation in the soil. He said the apparent solu- tion is to apply the liquid at a proper rate over a large using enough land to get rid of the waste. Through plant growth tests at the greenhouse at the Lethbridge Research Man dies after ranch accident Strolling Students taught useful facts V. .L.A Nikka Yuko Gardens ire closed for the season are still beautiful jnder the snow. This out for a stroll n the Japanese Gardens a warm winter Mas oblivious to both the sign and the1 lurking jhotographer No more science by rote ChristiMsGifl SjMCllll Pinwheel Crystal Candy Bowls Genuine hand cut lead crystal imported from Czechoslovakia Spdal Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Memorizing dull facts is no longer the approach that sicence teachers in Southern Alberta are using. Students in elementary and junior high grades are being taught science in an attempt to teach them certain skills which will be useful to them throughout says Paul a science teacher at Myers High School in and president of the Southern Alberta Regional Science Council. A workshop held Saturday in and attended by anout 22 teachers from the was designed to give teachers a look at the new methods of teaching particularity space science. Mr Stevenson said that stu- dent interest in space and astronomy peaked with the American moon but is being rekindled as the com- et Kohoutek comes closer to earth Teachers are using this interest to increase their students' knowledge of skills used frequently in scientific work There is too much scientific Mr Stevenson for anyone to know don't care if students know how far it is to For science has in the been a he but the council is attempting to bring it closer to reality. We take the program as stu- dent interest he said If students are interested in the more time is spent doing classroom work about them He said that for a making a report on Venus doesn't mean very but a chance to get out at night and look at the moon makes it real. Mr Stevenson get very excited when they can track the or identify and track galaxies A 58-year-old Redcliffe dis- trict man who died Sunday after he was stepped on by a cow is among at least 10 peo- ple who died accidentally on the Prairies during the weekend Harold Donald Lenning was de-horning cattle in a corral in the Redcliffe six miles northwest of Medicine when he was stepped on by a cow. Lenning was reported to be feeling fine after the but several hours about he indicated he had trouble and was pronounced dead on arrival at Medicine Hat hospital No decision has been made regarding an inquest. A Canadian Press survey from 6pm Friday to mid- night lopal showed Alberta with one other fatality in traffic Manitoba with and Saskatchewan with four all in fire. Police have not released the names of the two'men and two women who died Saturday in a house fire near 150 miles northwest of Regina An RCMP spokesman said it could be as late as today before positive identification of the four people could be made In Mma of Alta died Satur- day as the result of a two-car collision in Edmonton. In Martha of Winnipeg died in hospital early Sunday from injuries suffered in a car-pedestnan accident in the northwest section of the city. Stephen Wesley of the district died following a collision betwee'n the car he was driv- ing and a CP Rail freight train early Sunday at a level cross- ing near Shoal 50 miles northwest of Brandon. A three-car crash in Win- nipeg late Saturday night took the life of Henry Victor 55 Jonina Inga of was fatally in- jured Saturday in a collision between two snowmobiles near Ashern Choir plans carol concert The 51-member University Choir will present a concert of Christmas carols at p m Dec 5 in St. Augustine's Church. The choir is under the direc- tion of Lucien also conductor of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. The choir's accompanist is Louise former accom- panist of the Western Manitoba Philharmonic Choir Admission will be free Mr McCoy has determined the best rate of application of the waste material. oil company was told to apply eight inches of waste water during the including two applications of three inches and one applica- tion of two inches. All applications were spaced 15 days-apart. Thirty-five acres of land were used. Through the growth studies in the Mr. McCoy found the waste material con- tains many plant including ammonium and nitrogen. Mr McCoy feels that nitrogen is the greatest addi- tion to soil nutrients In the form nitrogen is it isn't readily available to plants but after it is mixed with the soil and left at nor- mal temperatures for about a practically all the nitrogen is converted to a nitrate form by microbial ac- tion is highly available to plants but it also readily moves into ground water if not used by the he said. This is the reason for stnct controls on the rate of applica- tion of the waste material. With the recommended eight inches of actual water Mr McCoy feels about 250 pounds of nitrogen per acre would be put on the soil Using barley plants in the Mr McCoy used FOX DENTURE CLINIC Ell. 1122 PHONE 327-6M5 E. S. P. FOX. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB. 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. THE AUCTION 2508- 2nd Ave.N. BLOCK License No. 077855 2508 2nd Ave. North Regular Tuesday EVENING SALE p.m. Highlighting this weeks sale with our selection of miscellaneous goods we Combination Radio many more too mimoroue to Exceptionally aturdy Boll ft 1M4 frM copporfofw Howoll protector and aeroon now aAnri m vf fOQIV. dual radio. For consigning goods please call 327-1222 for pick-up service or drop them off Monday thru Sat- urday a m. to p.m. Nr tartar MMIMMMI CM UT-ItU AKROYD'S HEATING AND QAWTTINGI SpvchM rfllM tor HMIW 324-2114 BERGMAN'S ROM Open Thurt Fri 27H lift Am. ft. Tree tents Evergreen planted at the University of Lethbridge this stand shrouded m wood as1 protection against the wind. 22-ton-per-acre yields forecast for area spuds ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SriNMtt ZH M S. Phono EXPERT FURNACE SERVICE POWER HUMIDIFIERS CHARLTON HILL LTD. Heating Centre of the 1 2C2-2nd AVWHNJ S. Phono ttl-MM Lethbridge scientists have predicted Alberta's potato yields the south could reach 22 tons per acre twice the yield of Canada's biggest potato growing New Brunswick. Work by members of the Lethbridge Research Station has already increased the yield to 12 tons per acre from 7.5 tons since said infor- mation officer Phil Blakeley. Total production last year was tons. Several activities are being undertaken at the research station to improve potato he said Scientists are trying to develop new varieties of potato specifically suited to Southern Alberta. Another important aspect of the potato research involves control of diseases and pests. Field tests have shown that DDT resistant Colorado Potato Beetles can be effec- tively controlled with only one fourth the level of insecticide currently recommended. Researchers are also look- ing for a replacement for a banned pesticide formerly used to control wireworms. They also hope to eliminate ring rot which affect one fourth of all growers. a pot with soil from the gas plant site as a check against plant growth with the material applied. He found the soil near the plant site was relatively infer- indicating that any ad- ditional growth could be attributed to the waste materials added in the greenhouse and on the pasture. In three other he applied varying levels of waste material. In he added only a commercial fer- tilizer while in yet another test he combined the fertilizer and waste material. By weighing the dry matter produced in each he found the sample with only fertilizer added increased the weight of product three times more than the check pot. In two of the samples using adequate amounts of waste he found the amount of dry matter increased about two times In the other sample with extreme amounts of waste the amount of dry matter was decreased by one third The most significant increase was recorded in the pot utilizing both commercial fertilizer and waste material He harvested 5Vz times more dry matter in this pot. Both times the fertilizer were with and without the waste the application was identical. Mr. McCoy said this indicates the waste material significantly increased plant growth. Test results effluent-fertilizer has best affect on barley. i 15 entrance scholarships given to U of L students Entrance scholarships were awarded to 15 University of Lethbridge students during the 1973 fall the stu- dent awards office has an- nounced. Of the 16 scholarships 10 were valued at each and awarded to eight freshman Kim Ian Dawn McCaugherty and Daniel of Roger Mueller and James Beckman of Andrew of and Brett Drewry of Stirling Other scholarship winners included Elizabeth Golberg of Patricia Gary Mary Dieter Witzke and Malcolm Lowings of and firenda Leahy of Taber BLACK DENTAL LAB MEHGAL DENTAL BUM. _. runt K7-ZIZ7 AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTO. FURNACES. SHEET METAL Mtf HEATING AIR CONDITIONNG 2214-43 St. S. Pft. 327-5816 WITH THE APPROACH OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON Holidays always make us think of by- gone days and we often recall happy cele- brations that took place In post years. Fam- ily gatherings are expecially apt to bring up talk of good although most everyone says they are gone we are trying to bring them back. Remember when you went into a phar- macy and knew everyone in the And people really cared about serving It's still our policy to treat our customers the way they remember from good old Personal friendly courteous service and fair prices need not be a thing of the past. and Rod aay... The world is composed of takers and givers. The takers eat but the givers sleep better. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE RODNEY Ml t. Ml Ml Aw. CM JM-tlJJ CM 127-JM4 ;