Avery Batson

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Avery Batson - Further Proof That Water Be Controlled MCCOOK,...
Further Proof That Water Be Controlled MCCOOK, Neb., Sept. 5 LT)Some LT)Some eastern congressmen, sti regard appropriations for the Pick-Sloan Missouri basin devel-j opment plan as "pork barrel" islation but^ "they don't know, what I do," .says Senator Ken-| neth Wherry (r-Neb.). : The continued construction of reclamation projects in southwestern southwestern Nebraska will stabilize! agriculture, stimulate industry and keep Nebraskans from mi-i grating to regions already bene-l filing from irrigation, the sena-l tor declared during a visit here.] The senator yesterday visited Enders Dam and also Cambridge j scene of a disastrous flash flooc" this summer. He said he found Cambridge's trouble "as bad as I thought it would be. It is further and more| convincing evidence that we must control the water, conservef the" soil and prevent these destructive destructive flash fl&ods." Nebraska must -'-'be highly de-| veloped if it,'is to" have an influx! of population, he'said. "Such development development can be.-jbrought about! only by extensioiiuaif flood controlj .and irrigation projects." Wherry w£s tbp guest of the! Republican'' ^v*tiwy Conservation! Association V/ftfeJE. banquet last! night. OtheEjiSlests included G.I W. Linewe#™ir Washington, di-j rector of jthaKureau of reclama-i tion's opedgjpn and maintenance! division; Jyjsfcy Batson, Denver,! reclamation bureau regional di-j rector, and C*i!. William E. Pot-J ter, Kansas City, division armyf engineer.

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  1. Beatrice Daily Sun,
  2. 05 Sep 1947, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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