The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 30, 1981 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, November 30, 1981
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Farm bill would boost research Monday, November 30,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 7 WASHINGTON (UPI) - Amid wrangling over price supports in the four-year farm bill, House and Senate negotiators extended agricultural research programs and added new ones — from dairy goat research to aquaculture. Price supports from peanuts to grains have captured headlines, but the research portion of the farm bill is the engine that will help American agriculture meet challenges of Increasing output to feed more people. House and Senate negotiators worked out their differences in the research section of the bill in one afternoon. Price support provisions were still unsettled after 2M> weeks of meetings. The House-Senate conference committee is scheduled to meet again Dec. 2 as the administration attempts to trim $681 million off the cost of the bill and to reduce grain target prices. House Agriculture Chairman Kika de la Garza, D-Texas, had a bit of trouble convincing the conference to approve paying expenses of a research center to study dairy goats, but it was nothing compared to the fight over the price support for cow's milk, which remained unsatisfactory to the administration. Dairy goats are a tiny part of the nation's vast farm sector, but they are gaining in popularity on small farms The Great Plains The Salina Journal because they are compatible with humans, graze on land that cannot support cattle or sheep and produce milk for people allergic to cow's milk. The dairy goat research program is at Prairie View A & M University in Texas, a historically black land-grant institution. Under the bill, all of the historically black land-grant schools would get a little larger share of the extension pie that goes mostly to historically white schools. De la Garza also was successful in getting a new rangeland research program for which up to $10 million a year may be spent. Rep. William Wampler, R-Va., spearheaded a new program of research into aquaculture, or fish farming. Sunflower Seeds Authorizing $7.5 million a year, the legislation calls for matching grants to state institutions for aquaculture, creation of four aquaculture research centers and a 12-member Aquaculture advisory board. As a consequence of a research tilt toward the nation's big farms, the compromise bill would require more research and marketing education adaptable to small farms. The research provisions of the farm bill also would give the agriculture secretary authority to establish human nutrition research centers at state land- grant schools and other institutions. It would require the agriculture secretary and secretary of health and human services to formulate a system for keeping track of human nutrition research and information. Guohol extension The bill would extend for three years the period in which the Agriculture De- CONCORDIA - A proposed $650,000 renovation of the downtown Concordia business district received little support during a recent public meeting for property owners and tenants. Stefan Carlgren, spoheman for the renovation committee, said the group was disappointed in the plan's reception but had no immediate plans to abandon work on the project. Group members haven't decided whether to precede with a petition asking for the project. Complaints about the project ranged all the way from extra birds that would be attracted to the downtown area to the farm bill. The plan proposes that 50 percent of the project be paid by the city-at-large and 50 percent by owners in the benefit district. The cost to the property owner of a 22-foot-wide building would be $2,145 if paid when the assessment was made or $3,862 if paid in installments over the 15-year term of the municipal bonds. The average cost was estimated at $257. The 1 committee also is proposing that one dollar per foot assessment be levied each year to pay for added maintenance required, tree replacement, leaf removal and tree trimming. The proposal calls for the addition of a median strip in the business district and beautification through the plantings of trees and shrubs. * t!r i!r GLASCO - Mrs. Mary Lou Berndt, Glasco, may be ready to try her luck in Las Vegas if she keeps up her current winning streak. Mrs. Berndt, who is a partner with her husband in the Glasco Lumber Co., recently found out she was the Grand Prize Winner in the Coors "Catch of a Lifetime" Sweepstakes. The Berndts will receive an all-expense paid bass fishing trip for four to Lake Powell in Utah for seven days and six nights. The Berndts, who will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Andy Struble on the trip, will 'be guided by pro bass instructor Dick Gasaway on the trip next May. Mrs. Berndt is no stranger to winning. She finished fifth and won $1,000 for her efforts in the National Chicken Cooking Contest in 1980 with her Sunshine Chicken Pie recipe. * * 6 OONOORDIA - "In Search of James Thurber" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College. The Colby performances are the Midwest permiere of the show which its author Kirk Mustard performed in several southern California locations. The performances, which will feature Mustard, are sponsored by the CCC theatre department. The show portrays one night in the life of one of American's great humorists. All tickets are $2.50. * * * GLEN ELDER — Oil and alkyd KU med students HAYS (HNS) - Fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine will spend November and December working with physicians in nine Northwest Kansas cities. The KU Department of Family Practice is directing the plan, called the CHOOSE and CUT Your Own LIVE Chrl«tm«» TREE! paintings, watercolors and drawings of wildlife by Downs artist Gary Ozias are on display through December at the Sportsman Cafe in Glen Elder. Some of the paintings were exhibited in the Kansas Fish and Game Commission's wildlife art exhibit recently in Wichita. Ozias also has exhibited in the National Wildlife Art Show in Kansas City. * -tf -tr HOXDS — A combined council and executive board meeting of the Region I Emergency Medical Service Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Ridgewood Manor, Hoxie. The meeting combines the regularly scheduled November and December meetings into one meeting due to the holidays. The training committee will offer some proposals for council discussion. # -tr -tr DELPHOS — The Bank of Delphos, now in its 102nd year, recently moved out a piece of the bank's history — a safe. The safe, which weighed 3,700 pounds, was purchased by the bank before the turn of the century and has been used for more than 80 years. The old safe — labeled "Guaranteed Absolutely BURGLAR PROOF" - was replaced with a new safe. -tr -tr -ft COLBY — Colby Community College's phone-a-thon went more than $4,000 over its goal of $21,000. Telephone callers picked up $25,500 in pledges, including some from Venezuela which were secured by Manuel Yanes, a horse production student from that country. •fr -tr -tr HERINGTON— The quick actions of four Herington youths may have saved the life of a 67-year-old Herington man after he was overcome by smoke in an apartment fire here. Scott "Buster" Varney apparently was prevented from leaving his apartment by smoke coming from a fire in a trashbag. Varney suffers from a respiratory ailment. John Blasenhauser, Jason Schlesener, Marilyn Weber and Wayne Findlay assisted Varney from the apartment before firemen could arrive on the scene, according to Jeff Stanford, a spokesman for the Herington Fire Department. Varney was treated at Herington Municipal Hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire apparently was started when a lighted cigarette was tossed into the trashbag. •fr * * CONCORDIA - David Goldenbaum, a retired space engineer, will speak as part of the Cloud County Community College Lecture Series at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the CCCC Little Theatre. Goldenbaum, formerly with the National Aerospace Communications Operations in Houston, has been involved with many of the U.S. space exploration projects including Sky Lab. He recently appeared at Belleville. The lecture is open to the public without charge. train in NWK cities Preceptorship Program, which allows students to work alongside a physician in a smaller community. Students will work with physicians in Colby, Great Bend, Hays, Hill City, Hoxie, Oakley, Quinter, Smith Center and WaKeeney. 1700 U»t Crawford «t •OH the bridge on Crawford) (Across <! Have) You »»»n Shopping ., VERMEDA'S LatolyT IU.ASe.7tii 117.0131 partment can make grants for research into production and marketing of gasohol, a combination of gasoline and alcohol made from corn. The department could continue to pay for solar model farms and demonstration projections. Sen. Howell Heflin, D-Ala., succeeded in getting language to create a Soybean Research Advisory Institute, which would assess how research can increase soybean productivity. The legislation attempts to raise the visibility of research and education with a new post of assistant secretary of agriculture. The current chief of science and education, Anson Bertrand, is a director. The legislation would increase ceilings on the amount of money that can be appropriated for agricultural research, extension and teaching. A controversial system of competitive grants would be continued. That money is available to any institution of higher learning instead of just the land-grant establishment. The priorities for those grants would include research into animal productivity and health, soil and water, human nutrition and research to develop new strains of crops and new crops altogether. The legislation calls for expansion of international cooperation in agricultural research and training of agricultural scientists in developing nations. Goessel, Marion FFA members score high in national contests Future Farmers of America members from Goessel and Marion were among the top Kansas finishers in the individual national contests at the recently-completed national FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. Goessel High School's team of David Reimer, Delton Voth and Russell Duerksen finished 19th in the milk quality and dairy foods division. Reimer earned a silver individual emblem, and Voth and Duerksen earning bronze emblems. The Marion High School team of Tom Eskeldson, Matt Wineinger and Brad Vannocker finished 21st in the livestock division. Eskeldson picked up a gold emblem in the event. Wineinger was a silver emblem winner, while Vannocker received a bronze emblem. Jay Sandwell, another member of the Marion FFA Chapter, also earned a gold emblem in the livestock showmanship division. A Marion team composed of Donna Berg, Kathy Hayes, Jay Christensen and Daniel Bowers was 25th in farm business management with Berg and Hayes both getting silver emblems. Gary Raleigh, another member of the Marion chapter, earned a bronze medal in dairy showmanship. 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