The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 91
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 91

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 F7 Salt 'Grows' From Seawater Sun Dries Flooded San Francisco Marshlands v . , " -"'! x J.J MM - - .u, m wmtajj crystals covers the bottom, ie last water, called "bittern," is drjned. Most of the world's salt ifmined from earth deposits or pumed out of brine wells. Leslie's metod has been employed near San Ffncisco since the gold rush andb mentioned in the Bible. j Rome was built near the louth of the Tiber because of the silt beds. Roman soldiers received sal as pay, thus originating the modw word "salary." NEWARK, Calif. (UPI) - In part of the country, it is time to harvest corn. In marshlands of San Francisco Bay, it's time to harvest salt. Vast snowfields of salt, created by an ancient use of solar energy, are clawed up in 13-foot-wide swaths by automatic harvester machines. Each April, dikes open to allow 10 billion gallons of bay water to run . into 47,000 acres of ponds owned by Leslie Salt Co. Moving through a progression of ponds, the water is reduced by five years' solar evaporation to "a pickle." This brine is pumped 2 feet deep into special ponds where, by fall, a level five-inch-thick layer of salt Don't Take Your Yard For Granted Snowy Salt Field Near San Francisco In this country, the ewporation technique is used only in the San Francisco Bay marshes air at a site near San Diego and onejat Great Salt Lake in Utah. For tfe method tomatically pours the salt into miniature wooden railroad cars. Then the crude is pulled by diesel engines to the washer plant. From there it is slurried to a 100-foot-high white mountain of the stuff, a landmark for freeway drivers. Seventy per cent of Leslie's crude goes, not to human consumption, but to industrial use to produce chlorine, caustic, soda ash, chemicals for plastics, sodium compounds and hydrochloric acid. Salt is used to soften hard water, to stabilize soil and to de-ice highways. Leslie puts 10 per cent of its harvest into salt blocks for livestock. For human consumption the crude is rewashed and dried in a vacuum pan process to make the product 99.-99 per cent pure sodium chloride. Nearly six times as much salt is used for commercial canning, baking, butter and meat preservation as for home use. The kitchen, which gets only 3 per cent of the harvest, soon will be graced by salt in rectangular boxes. A generation ago, the industry switched largely to round boxes as a marketing gimmick. Recently, the salt companies announced plans to reintroduce the rectangular shape because rectangles take less space to store. single cost. The existing facilities serve only regional markets and, as a result, growth tends to coincide with the growth in that region. Contributing substantially to the firm's improved earnings was the development, beginning in 1970, of new solar salt flats at Port Hed-lands, Australia. The operation there was enabled by a suitable combination of sun, rain and wind. Port Hedlands' production has reached 1.2 million tons a year with an ultimate capacity of 2 million tons. It takes 10,000 gallons of water to produce one ton of salt. While evaporating, fish thrive in the water and are netted for use as fish bait. When the solution becomes more concentrated, tiny brine shrimp develop and are sold as fish food for aquariums. Each winter, pintail and canvasback ducks feed in the marsh area. Algae turn a patchwork of water yellow, then bright red and brown, a vast and brilliant spectacle startling air travelers in their approach to San Francisco International Airport. Below, workers move and remove some of 75 miles of portable railroad track alongside each new 13-foot swath of a harvester. Each harvester, ripping up 450 tons an hour, au to be economical, a site npds plenty of sun and wind, sparse linfall and proximity to major mark State Approved REAL ESTATE SALESMAN LICENSE COURSE Upon successful completion of this approved course students become eligible to apply for the Florida State Examination. BEGINS WED., DEC. 8th txptRT instruction by REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS O wsek course Rm( itott Uw Principl 1 Practices ' I &n;ft 9 BROWN BOB LUCAS 6:30 - 10:30 L.L.B. j.D. REALTOR HOLIDAY INN of Palm Beach Gardens, P.G.A. Blvd. at 1-95 The Leslie ponds prode one million tons harvested annutly between September and Decenter, before winter rains. The Leslie firm, bdn in a 1936 merger, now grosses $44 million annually. Its earning' for the last nine months were up22 per cent to nearly $2.2 million according to Harry E. Kellogg, treasurer and vice president. Kellogg said the fit farming business is limited gOgraphically, be- for Roglstratlon Information Contact f?E 844-2407 REAL ESTATE EDUCATION SERVICES CORP. transportaUn is the biggest cause TOE NT MOW HAS A UNDQU MOMGAGE KAN AP Ntwiftaturti Now is a good time to observe the condition of your little or big landscape, which you may have taken for granted in the past years. Bushes, hedges and trees properly chosen, can serve as screens, wind-breakers and fences to complement surroundings. Unfortunately, many willy-nilly plantings accomplish nothing more than a straggly appearance that eventually mars the beauty of property, dwarfing a small dwelling with overgrown climbing tendrils and tree limbs that hit the house with eerie regularity, providing a lot of sleepless nights. It may be time to transplant, clear out and get some professional advice about using plantings more advantageously if you are brave. Some people can't bear to part with an evergreen that once cost only a few dollars but now manages to darken several rooms in the house. For a small fee some architects provide suggestions and may even help to plan a new environment. Some nurserymen not all are good planners providing you tell them what you want to accomplish. Few lay people have a real knack for it. Removing bushes and trees that keep the sun from reaching certain rooms in winter should be one goal, even if it is quite a wrench for the homeowner. Rhododendron and big evergreens, in particular, can shade a living room or kitchen where day- , time warmth is needed. Pruning such plantings properly to permit sun to enter the house in winte might cut fuel bills. There are many ways to ma plantings more useful: i On the north side of the hose winter winds can be blocked wift a little grove of evergreens that night include a couple of large ees among a number of smaller Jnes. Even a good distance fron the house, such a clump of treescould shelter a structure. Wisely selected, plantigs can provide useful screeis aroun a burn area or garbage area and fcn be a handsome demarcation to sreen out an unpleasant view of anadjacent property. To block the low, lateafternoon sun from irritating tie e$s of players in a pool or game irea, trees can be quite effective p providing the right amount of filteit'd sunlight. A thick hedge is andy way of screening out noises that once-quiet neighborhood, lled as a border on a street side, irise privet or hemlock can look attictive even as it does the job of quilting the din. One need not shina ocks and sterilize soil to provide petty surroundings, but you can tie practical in planning to solve) multitude of SAVE TO AT CAN YOU MOKE THAN $ 2Mm N THE NEXT 3 YEAK AS LITTLE AS $4,390 DOWN. NO CLOSING COSTS. 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All lots are a minimumof one acre and have plenty of space1 for improvements such as: swimminj pools, tennis, croquet, gardens, at badminton courts. Deed restriction! have been established so lots cannot j subdivided. Paved roads have been idtalled and oil electric and telephone ines are underground. Its roads are ptale to assure the security of resides. f THOUSAND ,'j Country Estates 2 mfci west of the Florida Turnpike on Okdchobce Blvd. SALESMAN ON PREMISES I SUNDAY 11 TO 5:30 . Jimes K. Siebrechr, Realtor , Palm Beach, Fla. 655-7034

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