The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on December 31, 1972 · Page 8
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Environmental Extremists The New Witch Doctors' When scienc* Is subject*! to|Rugers University Bureau ofiPlant Dise»s«, Weed wd Brush Irrelevant issues, such is f a d s ^ C o n s e r v a t i o n and En-Control (Dec. 12-13) at AMI »nd fallacies in the name of vironmental Science, take deadl University. Sponsors were AM, ecology, it becomes * non- aim at today's super ecologistsithe Texas Agricultural Ex- science usually «bbrevl«t«d to;and environmentalists. periment Station and the Texas The scientist was keynote Thus did Dr. Robert White-(speaker for the fifth annual Stevens, chairman of the'Texas Conference on Insect, Swinging On The Garden Gate With Old Dirt Dauber Man's ultimate victory in the 2. Remove the spark plug and war against deadly pollution, environmeniai decay a n d ecological abuse depends on what he does now to improve, protect and preserve the green, growing plant life around him. Life-giving oxygen is derived from green plant life through the process of photosynthesis. Man depends on green growing plants to trap dirt and pollution from the air. help clarify water, reduce and prevent wasteful soil erosion, help abate noise, manufacture oxygen and contribute In the beauty of his surroundings. Thr plant life around is the key to our survival. Thus, members of the American Association of Nurserymen joined in the "Green Survival campaign to bring the message home to each individual that man's survival is truly dressed in green-in green growing trees, grsss, shrubs, flowers and other olsnt Iif6, Your nurseryman will help you chose the plants which will absorb noise an d prevent pollution and erosion. It pays to do business with someone who can talk to you about your problems. QUESTION BOX Q: Rabbits are giving my garden fits. I live i« the country and find it hard to protect my plants from them. They even find ways of going nnder fence). - MRS. G.E., HarUigen. A: We 'were told some time ago that bone meal placed around plants is offensive to rabbits and keeps them away. Model recently we read that liver will do the same thing, you don't put the liver itself around the plants but make » broth of it. Put a chunck of liver In i bucket of hot water and let it set for 30 minutes. Then pour the liquid into a hand sprayer and spray on branches and tree trunks. You have to strain the liquid before you put it in a sprayer. Mrs. Bob Middleton of Bay- View told us once that rabbits passed up her amaryllis to eat her tiger lilies. And, before our area settled lip, we had trouble with rabbits eating our ra- nunculus. Those having questions, information or other correspondence for Old Dirt Dauber s h o u l d address all communications to him at Box 2626, Harlingen Tx. 78550, Send stamped, self-addressed envelope for direct reply. Lawn mowers are used so little in the wintertime in the Valley that most of us put the grass cutter in storage but certain precautions should be taken: 1. Make sure all the fuel is drained from the gas tank, fuel lines and carburetor. To do this, let the engine run at idle until all the fuel isgone. check its condition, li youve na.. a season's or more use out of the plug, it may need replacement. With plugs of lesser usage, clean off any deposits ami ule the electrodes so they are flat and have sharp edges. Also, regap the plug to the manufacturer's specifications. Inspect the spark plug wall for any debris. And before reinstalling the plug, pour several teaspoonsiul of oil into the cylinder. Then turn the engine over a few times to distribute the oil on cylinder wall and piston. This may not be necessary if you apply the oil with an aerosol spray can. 3. Remove and clean the air cleaner screen. If your mower las a steel mesh type cleaner wash it out in solvent (not gasoline) and apply a fresh coat of oil. For the oil bath type cleaner, pour out the old oil, clean the parts and put in new oil. Jn mowers with disposable oaped filters, you'll probably need a new filter since this type is not cleanable. 4. Check v-bells for wear or cracks (Inspect the underside as well as the visible portion). 5 . Clean the muffler thoroughly. Do so by removing it and soaking the threads in penetrating oil. Tap out excessive accumulations of carbon. Then, reattach. 6. Check all nuts, bolts and connections for tightness. 7. Check the choke valve operation- When the throttle lever is in the start position, the choke valve should be closed completely. 8. Clean the cooling fins, particularly with a two-cycle engine. 9. Apply a light coat of lubricants with an oil-soaked rag. Then cover the machine and store in a dry, well-ventilated area. Be sure to retard the throttle all the way to prevent accidental starting. TWO OF US? Mrs. Charles E. Meek of Indiana who is staying at Lakeview Mobile Park in Wes laco, writes that some year 5 ago she used to listen to Old Dirt Dauber on the radio while doing her Saturday baking. "We loved your program. Your voice sounded so kind we thought of you being a nice old gentleman," she wrote. "Ive migrated to the Valley and behold, I discover you are still alive and apparently very active." Sorry, but the two Dirt Dauber's are not the same. We have never been on radio in Indiana or anywhere else. We had a similar letter from another new Valley resident a year or so ago. The radio D. 0. certainly was well-liked. The only similarity between us that I can figure out is in the word 'old" that Mrs. Meek used. Thanks so much for writing. kgn White-Sievens classified vironmental extremists as' Agricultural Extension Service, en-'The New Witch Doctors." "This ferment immediately provides a fertile ground for the modern shamans to emerge as the saviours and prophets of! mankind, even though many of, them are actually well educated; and trained scientists and 1 therefore must know better. But the current situation provides an ideal opportunity to gather fame and fortune not to be ignored for the sake of mere; morality and ethics," " speaker said. As a result, platonism, vario the East, astrology and other doctrines are gathering suppor' the people nbarde' confusion cien All been and brew predicting doomsday andi said, ufemmt 814 N. Expressway BROWNSVILLE OPEN DEC. 31 and JAN. 1st " * ..... muffler faith to be known, presumably, Tips Offered On Container Plants With the proper care, con- many seasons. Care is especially critical during the winter season. "Since the root systems of container plants are exposed to air movement about the containers, cold damage may occur if the plant is not protected," points out Dr- William Welch, landscape horticulturist for the The task of getting tropical tainer plants can be enjoyed for plants such as the plumbago, : ,., hibiscus and copper plantj through the winter is often difficult in areas colder than the Valley. Welch contends that it is usually more practical to replace such plants hi the spring. M a n y container however, can survive these movements havej cast into the pot of publici catastrophe," he added. White-Stevens quoted an Old Dominion College professor who both obdurately persist in their GALA ASSORTED TOWELS LUX SOAP 10* PARKAY MARGARINE 19 university to hear seminars on ecology as a religion- They are ecology and religion into a new Limit 2 with coupon $5 or mow purdin* Good it Krojw JimwY 1st. 1973. Limit 2 with coupon $5 or mort purchau Good at Kroger Jimmy 1st, 1973. The speaker also took a crack he said attacks agribusiness andi ~ ' ~ ·· · Agricultural Experiment Station '- "·"'· VALUABLE COUPON VALUABLE COUPON 20t OFF "Apart from the fact that to have done so would not only WIENERS 39 THE REG. PRICE V, GAL. JAR KROGER PURE THE REG. PRICE BANQUET 2 LB. BOX 10 CHOICE PIECES ORANGE JUICE FRIED CHICKEN service, not only to farmers but to consumers also." authenticity." Their notions are CONFIDETS SANITARY NAPKINS REGULAR OR SUPER ANTACID MAALOX LIQUID seeping into Congress and state SPRAY DEDOR ANT AMID BOM-DRY BAYER ASPIRIN 39 legislatures, and are being translated into laws, many of and impossible to obey or ad , only to socio-political-economic chaos, or to a sharply declining Limit 1 wit* coupon pIctH Good it Kngtr Jnwr 1st, 1971 Limit 1 Kith coupon pteu* end n Kngv 10,1873, Limit 1 with coupon pleM Good «t Ktoger Jmmy 1«,1973. O P"W»««W«««««^»«»»!1« £lj":li u n q u a l i f i e d opinions from " cnlf.anrv^into^ CXI »12 KODAK 1NSTAMATIC COLOR HIM S.T.P. OIL ADDITIVE MOTOR OIL 99 BATTERIES conditions with a helping hand," When scientific experimental evidence demonstrates an eco- activist supposition to be wrong, it should be given equal exposure to the public. There is no such thing as a scientific decision by the democratic process. There is no truth by referendum. It is more preserve human life world than that of species, many . of which probably enroute to extinction regardless of the works of man. AH chemicals are both p o i s o n o u s and harmless,! plants, [depending on dose, exposure, i winter' -- ....... frequency and animal species; involved. There is a biological Texas Agricultural Extension ^dTlhehorticulturTsr 0 """"' threshold value for every Service. j 'chemical on every species- Small container plants mayj crop and livestock surveys| one good scientifically be overwintered by sinking thejare intended to provide an executed experiment is worth a containers in the ground in aj accura | e picture of agriculture million opinions, fairly protected area and for each county and for Texas. There is not the slightest b i o l o g i c a l l y , or physically bet- with straw, leaves or other organic matter. mulching around the containers jn turn, producers can use the difference some "information to make more in' t e 11 i g e n I production and chemically ween two pure samples of a 1 Plants that will not tolerate i marketing decisions. That's why compound synthesized by man; f r e e z i n g temperatures can (it's so important that the sur- or extracted from a natural' sometimes be kept alive byiveys be completed accurately source. I moving them into the garage;and rapidly and returned early,} All foods are organic, and' or a similar protected area. 1 emphasizes Cameron Countyi w j[h a few exceptions natural. I \Velchsuggests that these plants 'Extension Agent Don Cowan. I fo claim organically grown! be kept generally dry until they A ^mfcr 0 [ farmers andifowls are more nutritious andi can be placed outdoors and ranc h ers j n i nc Valley are superior to foods produced byj resume their growth. among the M.MO across the scientific farming, and thereby! However, he emphasizes that gta(e lf ref . e j ve a questionnaire to justify charging higher; v,:,-tTing is critical for ever- re j ar di n g their crop and prices, is a shabby fraud on, green plants and that they faesiock operations for 1972. a xullibie and unsuspecting should be kept moist during the ^ e survey is conducted each public, waiter months. "Evergreens. year a t this time by the Texas There is no such thing as a lose water rapidly through their ~- ·- -J *------'- TM "--" leaves during coM, windy \«a- ther, and this can result in burn- Texas D e p a r t m e n t LONG SLEEVE PERMA PRESS DRESS OR SPORT SHIRTS YOUR CHOICE Crop and Livestock Reporting balanf* of nature, commonly Service, a joint agency of the depicted M » quiet, seren* and ing ot leaves or even death. · e( the plant if the prolonged." condition is Agriculture and the U of peaceful existence S.-creatures. Lite i» a for all constant" HOOD AT KROGER JANUARY 1ST, 1973. 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