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PAGE 4 OTHELLO OUTLOOK FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1952 ! :i NorIh : ea, armers Ideas Given to U. S. Soil Conservation Leader PORTLAND, Ore.--Dave J Done(n, pcesident of the Wash- ington State Ass~ciation of Soil Conservation DistricL Supervis- ors, reported this week that Dr. Robert N. Salter, new chief of the U. S. Soil Conservation Ser- vice, learned first-hand what Northwest farmers like -- and don't like --- about the Depart- ment of Agriculture's various soil conservation programs dur- ing an informal session with more than a score of Oregon and Washington soil conservation district supervisors in Portland last Friday. Edward Splichal, Cheney, and Wes Cornwall, Fairfield, along with Doneen were the supervis- ors attending the meeting from Eastern Washington. Salter. who recently replaced Dr. Hugh H. Benett as the nat- ion's No. I soil conservationist. protect and imp,-()ve the coun- ~y'~ a:JTicultura! land and wat- ,-r res~mrces. He pledged the continued help of his agency to ~he di,atrict leaders. "Soil con- servation dist,'icts." Salter de- c!ared, "offer a completely dem- ocratic-and practical--way o[ insuring that the U. S. has e- nough good, productive land to maintain its position of leader- ship in the Free World." Wants Coordination The meeting between Salter and the Oregon-Washington soil conservation supervisors was completely frank and direct-to- the-point. Much of the discus- sion centered on how the incen- tive program of the PMA and the technical service program of the Soil Conservation Service could be coordinated so as to give the most to .the farmers in .~fide:ed pa'~men{s fu"