Conservation Comments USDA: Hand Of Progress By IRVIN F. ROSS Conservationist Tomorrow morning at 3 o'clock, in New York City's historic Washington Street market, a quiet, friendly, business-like man will begin moving in and out of the fruit and vegetable stalls, talking with buyers and sellers. He is a USDA market reporter. A few hours later, on a rolling farm in the | midwest, a tech-" nician with transit level will lay out the stakes for t e r- races that will combat erosion, save water, and improve the farm, for the future. He is a USDA soil conservationist. In a Michigan cherry orchard a research man will ride skyward in a "space basket," a tractor- mounted device being tested as a labor saver in pruning branches 12 THE OTTAWA HERALD Wednesday, April 3, 1963 up to treetop height..He is a USDA agricultural engineer. And many miles away, at a port hi San Francisco, an inspector will climb the ramp of an ari- riving freighter. He will look over the cargo, visit the crew quarters, roam through the galley, with a practiced eye. His job is to detect harmful insects and diseases that might endanger U.S. crops and livestock. He is a USDA plant quarantine inspector. These are some of the men of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Benefits of their work extend into every supermarket and every kitchen. To help fill America's market basket with abundance at reasonable prices and with perfect assurance of quality and safety. A highly publicized trend has been the decline in the number of farms, resulting from the growing technology and the farmers "Lifce I Keep Telling You. It's My Leg That Hurts" NEWTON, Kan. (AP)-An hour before 5-year-old Patty Runnels was scheduled to enter a hospital for a tonsilectomy she fell out of a swing in her backyard. She complained that her leg hurl, but there was no swelling and no indication of injury. She entered the hospital and had the tonsilectomy. To visitors who inquired how she felt, the little girl said: "My throat's all right but my leg hurts." She even had that answer for the doctor when he came around to dismiss her. The doctor decided on an X-ray and told Patty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Runnells, to take her home, that he would let them know the outcome. A short time later he called and said the X-ray showed a fracture. Patty was taken back to the hospital where the leg was pul in a cast. Trouble At Home For Khrushchev ever-growing ability to feed and clothe people. If we had had no increase in fanner productivity in the past hundred years, we would today have more than 35 million people working on farms, instead of 7 million. The productivity of men has extended to the productivity of acres. In 1962 American farmers harvested crops off about 295 million acres the smallest acreage since records began in 1909. Each of us is getting adequate food and fiber from a little over an acre and a quarter of cropland. Fifty years ago it took 37 million more acres to feed half as many people. With fewer farmers and fewer crops acres agriculture does not get less important. . . just more complicated. When a nation grows by 8,000 people a day the job of feeding them must keep pace. Here in Franklin County we have our job cut out for us. Each day sees soil and water resources wasted away and lost to future production. An early awareness of our role will surely motivate us to proceed with all possible haste to conserve our heritage. EDITOR'S NOTE—Domestic and international troubles are piling up on the Kremlin. John M. Hightower, AP diplomatic affairs writer, reviews the situation and reports on how U.S. officials view it in broad policy terms. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)-The shadowy outlines of a policy crisis in the Kremlin have cast a deep uncertainty over the future development-of Soviet relations with the United States and the outside world in general. The best-informed U.S.' officials discount reports abroad that Premier Khrushchev is in serious political trouble, faced with tough opposition inside the Soviet ruling group. So far as can be judged From here, he is still the dominant wielder of power in Moscow. Yet the acewntdation of troubles with which the Soviet government, is now beset, including the long and serious argument with Red China, is a condition for which Khrushchev as the leader of the government and the Communist party must take major responsibility. This could lead to personal difficulties for him. In broad policy terms, authori ties here see the present period in Moscow as one of great indecision, and the question which con cerns them is what the trend of Soviet policy will be when the time of debate over various possible courses of action conies to an end. The brief period of seeking friendlier relations with the United States, which began in the aftermath of the Cuban crisis last fall when Khrushchev was playing out his chosen role of savior of the peace, has long since ended. It has been succeeded in East- West relations by a period of stalemate with evidence of Soviet stalling on such issues as Berlin, Cuba and disarmament. Within the Communist bloc there is a kind of slow-motion sparring between Moscow and Peking over proposals to restore some degree of unity, but with: results which so f«r "*• unpr*; dictable. • But Khrushchev's difficulties: range far beyond his quarrel with; the Red Chinese and his obviout- efforts to reassert Soviet leider~ ship throughout the Communist bloc. Probably the most serious, problems he faces are ; those coiK cerned with promoting agricultur-- al production and stimulating in; dustrial expansion. After 10 year* of growth, Soviet industry ht» leveled off. The chronic farm- crisis is probably as bad now as it was a decade ago when Khrush* chev virtually took personal con-" trol of agricultural policy. ESCAPE ARTIST CHEVYE Want to escape everything but pure enchantment? Try this Chevy II Nova SS.with full Super Sport equipment. Special instrument cluster. Front bucket seats. All-vinyl interior. Distinctive SS identification. Full wheel disks. Choice of three- speed shift or floor-mounted Powerglide automatic* with sporty range selector console. All this plus Chevy II standard features: flush-and-dry ventilating system that helps remove rust-causing elements from rocker panels; battery- easing Delcotron generator;convenient self-adjusting brakes; longer lasting exhaust system; styling fresh as morning coffee, poured into a rugged Body by Fisher—and more. You'll find two can live as cheaply as one—when they're living it up in a new Chevy II! Give it a try. "Optional at extra coat. Chevy II Nova 400 SS Convertible above. 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See our large assortment of Nursery Stock, Bulbs, Seeds, Fertilizers, Garden Supplies. n i Coupon RED HOT SPECIAL A new variey of Goldenball BEATRIX FARRAND 2 year shrubs, l 1 /^2 ft. blooming size. Regular price $1.10 Only OYC with this coupon L <W during '63 Spring I /\ Opening | I fOfeWf*>' 1 1 Coupon RED HOT I SPECIAL | New — Improved Poplar ALGERIAN (Theve's) POPLAR 8 to 10 ft. branched Regular Price $1.75 I Only TOC | with this coupon . during '63 I Spring Opening, i Some of the stock we offer: EVERGREENS — Spreaders, Globes, Uprights, Arbor Vitae. HOLLY — Two types of American. SHADE TREES — Several Kinds. ORNAMENTAL TREES—Flowering Crabs, Magnolia, Dogwood, etc. FIRETHORN — Hardy varieties only. FRUIT TREES — Apple, Dwarf Apple, Peach, Dwarf Peach, Pear, Dwarf Pear, Plum, Apricot, Cherry, Dwarf Cherry. NUT TREES — Pecan, Walnut, Almond. SPRING BULBS — Glads, Lilies, Cannas, Dahlias, Dwarf Cannas, Caladiums. Tuberous Begonias, Bleeding Heart. STRAWBERRY PLANTS — Dunlap, Blakemore, Ozark Beauty, Ogallala. RASPBERRIES — Latham, Cumberland. GRAPES — Concord, Cartawba, Fredonia, Niagara. All good for this area. OTHER SMALL FRUITS — Currants, Blackberries, Gooseberries. RHUBARB — Victoria and Canada Red. ASPARAGUS — Mary Washington (resistant) . PRIVET HEDGE — Three hardy varieties. SHRUBS — Ornamental and flowering for any location and season. This is only a partial listing of the many items of nursery stock we handle. Coupon RED HOT SPECIAL 1 i Our own selected upright I strain of FLOWERING QUINCE I GLOWING EMBER (red) | l'/2 to 2 ft. blooming size . Regularly $1.00 | Only 49C with this coupon during I Flowering Quince (Japonica) '63 Spring Opening I ROSES Over 60 varieties of California grown Roses— Patented and Non-Patented - Climbers, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas. All in disposable pots for your convenience. Look 'em over. We have many of the old favorite varieties and most of the newer ones, including American and Tropicana. 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