The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 28, 1952 · Page 14
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Thursday, August 28, 1952
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Fourteen THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 28, 19521 Some Call Tuttle Creek Project Case of Big-Dam Foolishness EDITOR'S NOT"E: Marvin Rowlands of The Times staff spoke to the Rotary Club yesterday on the controversial^ subject of the Tuttle Creek dam project Believing that many of its readers may be unfamiliar with the arguments for and against the dam. The Times is printing his speech in full because it is of vital interest to everyone in Kansas. Rowlands was on the staff of the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle during the disastrous flood of 1951. His conclusions are based on personal observations and study. 3y MARVIN ROWLANDS Tuttle Creek Dam has been in the news many times these past few days. Women representing the would-be flooded area gained national attention for their problem by visiting President Harry Truman and Republican Presidential Nominee Dwight Eisenhower. Just before Congress adjourned it appropriated $5,000,000 to start construction of the dam which is to be built just north of Manhattan on the Blue River about where Tuttle Creek flovs into it Army Engineers are losing no time in getting started because they know it will be much harder to stop the project after it gets going. Tuttle Creek Dam is a part of the Pick-Sloan Plan for the Missouri River basin. Estimates of the cost of the one dam run to $87,000,000. It would inundate 53,000 acres of land; wipe out nine towns; 'and cause some 3,000 people to move. Permanently lost would be an area which produces more than $6,000,000 worth of crops each year. That production will be totally lost You cannot move the production from that land and set it up elsewhere. Hoover Commission experts studied the Pick-Sloan Plan and made these comments: "The program has been planned very nearly backward... (the) ' programs below run no more than bahkfull during any heavy rain. Department of Agriculture engineers have surveyed the matter and conclude that 75 to 85 per cent of all agricultural flood damage occurs on tributary watersheds — not along the main streams! That is good topsoil being washed down tht river. Army Engineers and other big- dammers regard a flood as a torrent of water to bu shot down the river by means of big dams and levees. Their system is built to get rid of the water — plus valuable topsoil — as fast as they Damning evidence against the Army Engineers' big dams was the 1951 flood along the Kaw River. All the water that poured its destruction into Manhattan came from up the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers — below Kanopolis and Harlan County Reservoirs. The Blue River was to the east and the amount of water coming from it would not have damaged any of the cities below. Watershed boosters want to save, that water and put it to use. They believe it can be much more beneficial than harmful. Their program is designed to retard as much rainfall as possible and soak up the ground, thereby saving topsoil. Elmer Peterson, associate editor of the Daily-Oklahoman-Oklahoma City Time-' and an authority on watershed conservation practices, gives an example of comparative value of the two systems when it comes to impounding .vater. A typical small earthen detention reservoir in the Mill Creek subwatershed of Soil Conservation Service's Washita Valley Agricul-l tural Flood Control Project in Ok- creeks with no SCS protection went I and Mrs. G.F. Sloan and family. on rampages. It is a proven fact that big dams fill up with silt, usually in about 50 years. While that is happening the silt backs upstream causing the stream to change course and rendering the big dams considerably less effective than planned. Watershed management plans have worked effectively, contrary to The Kansas City Star's dishonest statements to the contrary. Watershed boosters cite figures and examples — in Ohio, Nebraska, Oklahoma, etc. — to prove their case. Big-dammers merely assert it will not work. The watershed j-^an may not be the complete answer to flood control. However, it makes sense to put the practices to work and then determine how big, and how many larger dams are needed. Chances are good that any such dams will not be as big nor as costly. It is a shame to waste good farmland in the beautiful Blue Valley. The United States cannot afford it. As the population increases, we'll find we'll need every acre of productive land. And Tuttle Creek is not the only dam planned for Kansas. Louis Bromfjeld wrote a searing comment on the present flood control planning in the Saturday Evening Post a few years back. Said Bromfield, who lives on the edge of a famous watershed management district, "Thousands of lives have been lost and billions of dollars worth of property destroyed, all because the simple and perfectly visible evidence that floods are stopped upstream and not downstream has been persistently ignored by the Army Engineers who have had charge of the flood prevention on our watersheds. In the Missouri watershed, the same simple, stupid pattern is being repeated to a large extent in t h e plans of the Army Engineers." They also called on Mr. and Mrs. George Gaut who recently moved from here to Edmonds, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. C.E. DeTalent of Kansas City, Mo., were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Myers. steps at her home. She received a gash on her head and a compound fracture of a thumb on her hand. ' Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Young Jr. of Bellflower, Calif, have returned home after a visit with his jparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Young, the past two weeks with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks, Sr. Miss Clara Ann and Mary O'Brien of Kansas City are guests this week at the Sparks, home. • The local grade school will be-i Sr - and other relatives here. on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hubbard of Cedar Rapids, la. accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lobdell of Minneapolis, Minn, visited several days with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lisson. They were returning from a 4,000 mile vacation trip to Wyoming, Colorado and North and South Dakota. Mrs. George Cooke entertained the Friendship Club Thursday evening at her home. The September meeting will be a picnic at the State Lake with Miss Gladys Neibaum as hostess on Sept 8. Miss Margaret Southard, who is employed in Leavenworth, is enjoying a two weeks vacation at the home of her sister and brother- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks, Sr. Mrs. Louis Lee and Mrs. Blyth of Leavenworth and Miss Katherine Malone of Marysville, Ky. visited Miss Southard and Mrs. Sparks, Thursday. Mrs. W.O. Flory is visiting this week with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Flory at Decatur, HI., and with Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Flory at Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. James Washbum and Mrs. Max Washum of Kansas City, Mo., were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacka and helped Charles celebrate his birthday. Mr. and Mrs. George Gaut, former residents of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son. Saturday morning. Gaut is working for Cities Service at Edmonds, Okla. and they are living in a company house at the station. Mr. William J. Dannenberg of Tucson, Ariz, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Emer- Mrs. Ruht Kahn Gilbert and daughter, Judith Miller returned to their home in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday after visiting the past .10 days with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. John White are enjoying a two weeks' vacation on a sightseeing trip to Milwaukee, Wis., the Black Hills and Minnesota. The local high school will open Monday Sept. 1 at 8:30 A.M. for a half-day session. This session is an orientation period in preparation for regular class schedule on] 1 LEGAL NOTICES proposals for the construction of road and bridge work in Leavenworth County, Kansas, will be received at the office of the Division Engineer. K.S. H.C. in Topeka. Kansas, until 9:00 AJVt. September 12. 1952 and then publicly opened, as follows: 32-52 S 167 (2) — 5.387 miles Grading, The first football practice ses- Seedin |.. & °" e B , rid se. .beginning ap- r [prox. 80 north of the intersection of sion of the season is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6. '- IXGAL NOTICES Tuesday. The new building will and for the appointment of Hud: hp rpariv for npmman™ Thic nrnl McGuire as executor of said wi •j »«u.u*fcT«*u.M* * • \.«-"^/ ±u wgi. <uua •-' — started with big dams and other Reservoir in the same project, designed by Army Engineers, can impound in its flood pool only 1.31 inches of runoff, even if the pool is kept drained to its lowest point. And that seldom happens. Thus, concludes Peterson in the Country Gentleman, the small retention dams beat the big dams at thehy own game by four to one. Of considerable Interest are j -•- .once, if possible; they are hard to ahoma is engineered to impound remove after they dry. Boiling wa- "n its flood pool upstream 5.22iter (if it will not harm the stained inches of runoff from its drainage.material) or sometimes even warm water will remove most fruit stain. The huge downstream Denison Treat fruit and berry stains at | son. Dannenberg is the father of engineering structures of some size... (the) result of this may be flooding of good.agricultural land where it need not be lost..." It is just this unnecessary flooding of good farm land which arouses the ' opponents of Tuttle Creek Darn. Their answer to the big-dammers is the watershed management plan. It is essentially a land and water conservation program. The watershed management plan consists of measures taken to hold water where it falls, measures which retard and impound water run-off, which increase the supply of water on farms, and which are a vital factor in preventing rapid water erosion of valuable topsoil, Watershed treatment practices include: improved crop practices; terracing of the land which impounds some water, slows down Engineers and SCS for the same watershed in Oklahoma. Engineers 1 195 No. reservoirs Drainage area (sq. mi.) Flood storage (acre-foot) 52,000 Recreation (permanent pool acre-feet) 1,950 Flood Pool Mrs. Frank Emerson and was en- be ready for occupancy. This prcn vides for the main' entrance to the new building and the old structure. Other improvements have been made throughout the building. New courses being offered this year include Spanish, English, IV, advanced mathematics, music apprecitaion. Courses started last year in Drivers education, general shop, dramatics, modern geography and boys' and girls' senior science will be continued. The high school faculty consists of 10 members, six of who were in the system last year and four new members. The returning teachers are Mrs. Harmon, social sciences; Mr. Hessenflow, mathmatics, and drivers education; Miss Hessel, commerce; Mr. Ramsey, music and dramatics; Mr. McKinsey, vocational agriculture and shop and Mr. Beatty, principal and coach. The new members are Mr. Arnold, physical sciences and boys physical education; Miss Engleman, English HI and. IV, Spanish and jgirls physical education, Miss Feeback, English I and n and Library management, Mrs. Engle, vocational homemaking. • O.B. Dutton of Refondo Beach, Calif, who is employed by the route to Shenerock, N. Y., to visitjCoffman Radio Corp., and was Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emerson and family. Mrs. John B. Jarrott and child- It is best not to use soap in treat- ren ' Jackle and Susie and frlend ing the stain, as alkalies in the Mrs ' Barbara Wilson of Hutchin- soap set some fruit and berry! son V!Slted a few davs with Mrs stains. Use the same methods for if™"' 5 P arents - Mr -' and M TS- removing stains from cooked fruits |W ' S - Bowersox - Th cy went on to recently promoted to be consulting engineer, and as such, was making a trip to Washington, D.C. stopped on his way home to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S, J James N Snyder In the Probate Court of Leavenworth County, Kansas. In the Matter of the Estate of Clarence McGuire, deceased, and of the partnership estate of "McGuire's." No. 3556 NOTICE OF HEARING The State of Kansas to the Heirs. Devisees and Legatees of said decedent, and to all other persons concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in said court by Hudson L. McGuire,' son of the above decedent, praying for the admission of testament, bearing 30, 1951. to probate, ' ' • ~ isoa L. •ill and estate of "Me- >jiu.v. ou uurui or me intersection or North Ave. & Bowen St. in Limvood; thence north-easterly on new location of K-32. 32-52 S 167 (4) Pts. I & II _ 7.396 miles Grading, LTS & Seeding, Pt. I— beginning approx. =4 mile east of th< Leavenworth-Douglas Co. Line on pres ent K-32: thence easterly on new alignment of K-32 to a point north o the intersection of North Ave. &' Park day .of September, A. o'clock P. M. of said of said Partnership Guire's". And you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on" or before the 12th D.. 1952, at 1:30 day, in said court, in the City of Leavenworth, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. Witness my hand in the City of Leavenworth in said County and State this 20th day of August, 1952. Hudson L. Petitioner. McGuire James N. Snyder First National Bank Bldg. Leavenworth, Kansas Attorney for Petitioner. Attest: Kenneth Harmon Probate Judge. (First insertion August 21, 1952) (The Leavenworth Times 3t) LEGAL NOTICE Specializing in Furniture and Appliance Moving Reasonable Rates. STUDDARD TRANSFER ICE & COAL CO. • 780 Seneca Phone 787 St. in Linwood. Pt. II.— beginning north of the intersection of North Ave. & Park St.; thence east on new alignment of K-32 in Linwood to Bowen St. 52 S 1077 (I) — 5.213 miles Grading & 3 Bridges, beginning near ^jct. with K-192 in Easton; thence southerly on Co. Highway. Further information regarding the work may be had by an examination of the plans and specifications on file in the office of the Leavenworth County Clerk or at the offices of the State Highway Commission. BY ORDER OF THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION. Gale Moss, Director. (The Leavenworth. Times, 2t) First published in The Leavenworth Times. August 28. 1952. LOANS Clothing and Books Come in tomorrow! We'll be glad to show you how you can secure cash to outfit your children for school. Low cost, quick, confidential service. Fidelity Rnance Company H. D. Cory, Secj. 210 S. 4th Ph. 708 Bowersox. State of Kansas Leavenworth County, ss: In the Probate Court of Leavenworth County, Kansas In the Matter of the Estate of Naomi Ruth Jackson, deceased No. 3553 NOTICE OF HEARING The State of Kansas to all persons! concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in said court by Ernest P. Jackson, widower and heir at lav. of Naomi Ruth Jackson, de- ciased, praying for the appointment of Ernest P. Jackson as administrator of the estate of Naomi Ruth Jackson, deceased, and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 9th day of September, 1952. at 1:30 o'clock P. M. of said day, in said court, in the city of Leavenworth, in said county and state, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will ; e entered in due course upon said petition. Dated at Leavenworth. Kansas, this 13th day of August, 1952. Ernest P. Jackson Petitioner. Attorney for Petitioner ?irst National Bank Bldg. A Dry Cleaning Service To You— And you save 25c on every dollar by using RAIL'S CASH & CARRY SERVICE All work guaranteed or your money back! 35 Tears In the Business. 729 Pawnee Street Mr. and Mrs. Orval Nokes and Leayenworth, Kansas. and berries as from fresh. Tonganoxie MM. William Simiion St. Louis and from there to the'per house. family have moved into the Tros- Ozarks. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Black and Mr. and Mrs. Ware Meegan of Oklahoma City have returned to their homes after a weeks visit A barn at the Glitzke farm west of town was struck by lightning recently. It caught fire and burned. Mrs. Herbert Rawlings is r e- covering nicely from an eye op- figures submitted by the A r m y or of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Buffington Mrs. Tomlene Smith and family, oration. She is a patient at the entertained -22 guest with a pic-: Mr. and Mrs. Dcnneth Pearson!University of Kansas Medical Cennie supper Sunday evening in hon- and daughter, Millie, have returned from a week's vacation i n Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huffsteathlerj Colorado. Enroute home they stop- of Logan, Okla. (acre-feet) Bottom inundated (acres) 3,650 m-off and checks erosion; strip opping and contour plowing; eding and grassing of waterways prevent^ gullying " and erosion; id construction of retention uns. It is the retention dam idea lich draws the biggest hoots om the big-dammers. These re- ntion damsp are built across •aws, gullies and near the source the water run-off '— back up in e hills and high on the small reams where any flood begins. The size of each .such retention un is carefully computed to hold e run-off. A draw-down pipe is it in the dam with the top at the vel necessary to let the stream Bottom protectef. (acres) 3,371 8,080 Cost, proposed plans, complete 56 million $1,983,000 It ought to be pointed out that the land inundated by the Army Engineers' plan would be rich, productive bottomland. That inundated by the SCS plan would be almost entirely wasteland. Thirteen inches of rain fell in the Barnitz Creek watershed in Oklahoma on May 16, 1951, within a 24-hour*period. Barnitz Creek had been equipped with SCS measures. Retention reservoirs absorbed four to five inches, draw- down and land surface treatment did the rest. Barnitz Creek did not go out of its banks. Neighboring Relish Dish HORIZONTAL 1 Stuffed or plain in relish dish 6 Pickled or green item in relish dish 11 Relish fruit 13 Interstice 14 More enraged 15 Feline 16 Eccentric wheel 17 Send back in payment 19 Also 20 Hangman's knot Jl Groom's mate 25 Palm lily 26 High cards 30 Be borne 31 Unit of weight 32 Chest rattle, i3 Island J4 Unit of energy io Gaelic 6 Recompense 7 Symbol for nickel 18 Provide food 9 Canadian peninsula 1 Bustle •) Performed 5 Footltke part 8 Obliterate 0 Relish dish ingredient 2 Nullifies 330 (Fr.) 4 Wild plums 5 Rate of motion VERTICAL 1 Auricula; iGicT-s-nanie 3 Mohammedan priest 4 Wine cask 5 Everlastingly (poet.) 6 Make a speech 7 Seine 8 Jot 9 Masculine appellation 10 Fragrant ointment 12 Mountain (comb, form) 13 Getting up 18 Automobile traveler 21 Brink 22 Ascend 23 Unoccupied l II W z 'iU 33 J, 41 HB " W 1Z 3 13 1 5 h zo -y ''/ 39 If If Answer to Previous Puzzle A R e A H A S mm s T E f IA N R A V E ^H A K G O f p fc. l Z fc « —I B E A N! m M A N •» R A C? E 3 e >, R 5 1 1 E ••:;• E U E 1 M E w. •> M A R T A 1 O N E S '»: L. M as B :*• O f S A R 1 L_ S £ m A. C O fi s T ••y. *» A l_ A ? * L. ^ U U R M E '& C _ 1 1 T W A M ' B j fi E • * H 1 A 1 1 _ 1 T 1 R 1 A 1 IA •; <; =; s r V 24 Act 40 Saucy 26 Scope 41 Fruit drinks 27 Vehicle 42 Ravine 28 Otherwise 43 Hodgepodge 29 Soothsayer 45 Yearn 31 Bridge 46 Italian city holdings 47 Outbuilding 38 Trees 49 City in The 39 Openings in Netherlands fences 51 Deputy -(ab.) 12 i? V;* '/.* t. 37 18 25- 14 15 '% v> yi ii b • % W;. % M ii 7 8 V 9 10 Zk iZ * n ZB 29 IS 51 * 17 IP SCS The Tonganoxie swimming pool! 34 closed for the season Aug. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lenahan 190 and family returned home Friday from a vacation trip. They went 59,1001 through the "Shepard of the Hills" I region and visited at Rockaway 2,100 Beach and other places of interest in Missouri, then they went into 5,100 Arkansas and on to Oklahoma City [where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Somers and son and Mr. jped in Wichita and visited Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Brady. Mrs. Wilma Reber and daughter Karea June, Herbert Rawlings and Mr. and Mrs. Deemer DeLude attended the wedding of Robert Rawlings and Miss Mary Theresa Smith, Saturday evening at the Methodist Church at Do Queen, Ark. Mrs. £ulia Klamet is recovering nicely from injuries sustained ter, Kansas City. Miss Marie Grey has returned home after a two weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lange at Parkville, Mo. Mrs. Allen Rice of Palo Alto Calif., who has been visiting relatives at McLouth since the lat cer part of June, visited friends here a few days last week. The local Boy Scouts held a Court of Honor and a supper ai the scout cabin Friday evening. John Edward and Ray Lange returned to their home at Park- (First insertion Aug. 14. 1952) (The Leavenworth Times, 3) STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OP KANSAS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is herby given that sealed when she fell down the basement ville, Mo., Thursday after visiting 70m NUTS IT HERE'S WHY..: Clenmore 1. Only Glenmore distills and boHles ihic whiskey, thus assuring the same uniform, rich flavor. 2. Kansans continue to make Glenmore their favorite Kentucky Straight Bourbon. 3. Glenmore has made more Kentucky Bourbon than any other distillery. Experience counts. NMORE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON MADE BY THE DISTILLERS OF FAMOUS KENTUCKY TAVERN' •KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • BOTTLED IN BOND • 100 PROOF CLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. WHY WAIT? Buy Your HEATING Needs NOW! 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One garden plow; 1 single shovel; I 8-inch breaking plow; 1 Z-horse double tree; 1 hand saw; 1 cross cut saw; 1 5-tooth cultivator; 1 pitcher pump; 1 block and tackle; wire stretcher; 1 pair pulleys; 1 cross cut saw; several horse collars; 1 pipe vise; water hose; 1 post hole digger; 1 wood barrel; 1 metal barrel; several stone Jars; 1 work bench with vise; window sash; tool chest; several saw horses; paint brushes; hay; corn knives; bolts; pipe fittings; roofing paper; 2 yard chairs; 1 double shovel plow; composition shingles; pile of lumber; ax; shovel; mowing scythe; 2 ladders; bird cage; electric toaster; electric vibrator; electric coffee pot; churn; milk strainer; 1 Simmons bed, innerspring mattress, coil springs; Underwood typewriter; fruit jars, dishes and other articles too numerous to mention. GOLD3E P. BROWN. Owner Col. W. T. Chambers, Auctioneer Leavenworth Nat'I Bank, Clerk . TERMS: CASH FELLMAN'S 1112 • bbkmnil « Phone N. 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