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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, 17, 1972 Skunks sought in Alberta in a skunk depopu- lation zone on the Alberta-side of the Saskatchewan border enst of Red Deo: are nskcd to be on the lookout for the ani- mals. Dale Alsager, supervisor of animal pest control for the Al- berta department of agricul- ture, said confirmation was re- ceived recently of a rabid skunk that was picked up earlier this season during a routine check of the zone. The skunk, which bad either been missed during [he depopu- lation work or had come into Alberta from Saskatchewan, was fount! at Kirremuir, about halfway between Provost and Oyen. It was sent to the provin- cial veterinary services diag- nostic laboratory at Lcthbridge along witli a number of other species for a routine check. Under the rabies vec- tor control program, the nor- mal procedure would be to carry out a rarlial depopulation of skunks around the site where the posHive case was found. However, localise it was in Ihc depopulation zone, the search for skunks and the removal of any that are found will simply be intensified. More intensive control work will also be carried out east of Kirre- muir. The thai the rabid skunk -Tuetrfay. October 17, T972 THE LETHBKIDGE HERALD 9 Wire worms Scientists at Ihc Saskatoon, Sask. Research Station are counting The scientists want lo find out what factors affect the lives of wircworms in the field. But you can't do this without hav- ing an idea of Uiyir population'. It's an important project, since wire worms do consider- able damage to Prairie grain crops. was found In an area that is supposed to he free of skunks Emphasizes the importance of continued vigilance by local pest control authorities and property owners, Mr. Alsager said, lie would like property owners to either report any .skunk they see or (o get rid cf it themselves. ANCIENT-STYLE IRRIGATION SYSTEM The Red Flag Canal irriga- tion system in China imposes quite a sight lo the farmers and ranchers In southern Alberta who have problems enough operating efficiently on relalfvejy level grot-nd, The Chinese irrigation ranal in this region has the nalural rock on one side and bottom. The outside wall was built by nearly people over 10 years starting in 1960. The work- ers made the 60-mile canal, wlikh is 25 feel wide and 15 feet deep, without the use of elaborate mechanical equipment. There are now 750 mtles of other canals to take (he waler from-1 he Red Flag Canal to ihe fields. This is a far cry from modern irrigation technology which ap- plies miles of cement canals and ditches each year throughout Norih America. Burns photo, ToronJo Globe and Mail ATTENTION! having moved into their brand new plant at 2920 9th Ave. N., is now accepting applications for employees for all phases of employment in the soft drink industry. (Salesmen, Salesmen's helpers, inside help, etc.) Send resume or apply in person to 2920 9th Ave. N. Lefhbridge Product 'information officer Sue Halvor.con has ap- pointed as product information specialist wilh the Alberta riarfmerit of agriculture. In her new position, Sue is preparing regular provincial radio and television programs on Alberta products, featuring information on nutrition, avail- ability of products, buymanship and use. In addition, through the media she provides assistance to com- modity groups and marketing agencies in furthering their pro- motional programs. In-service training programs for field staff in the use of the media uill also be conducted as the need arises. SPECIAL PURCHASE 2 ONLY 335 c.c. engine pro- ducing 20 h.p. with a 15" track. New Warranty GRAIN TAKEN IN TRADE LTD. 913 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN THURS. FRI. TILL 9 P.M. "Serving South Alberta For Over 30 Years" SOIL TEST and KNOW FOR SURE! To grow more profit your soil may need more nitrogen, ll's the "key" profit nutrient on the prairies! Wheat, coarse grains, oilseed, forage no matter what you grow, the lime lo take a soil sample is right afler removing your present crap. That way, there's sn'll lime to get your laboratory report this ihe most convenient time to apply the nitrogen your next crop needs. Ask your Co-op or Pool man for soil test equipment, complete with a mple boxes and 5 ns! ruc- tions. He'll take care of for- warding your soil samples For analysis. He'll discuss the results with you. He'll recom- mend the right high-analysis fertilizers, in the right a mounts, to give your soil and crop what they need. Sa why guess about nitrogen? Soil Jest, to be sure! See Your 'POOL" MAN We're big enough tc handle all your machinery problems. Service your equipment now for Spring and rush csnd easily down time. Free pick-up and delivery on al! makes and models of farm equipment. AH Tractors delivered !o our shop Dyna Tested with no obligations. DRIVE LETHBRIDGE T A You Can Count On US Winter Special October 17th thro February 28th WHEEL BEARINGS PACK (REAR WHEELS) rcK WHfctt Regular Per NOW PLUS PARTS (HASSIS AND ENGINE STEAM ON All MAJOR OVERHAULS ______................................... ONLY Complete Cumitiings and Detroit Diesel Service. OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY'- 8 A.M. to 11 P.M 11 PHONE 327-3125 ;