Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 13, 1972 · Page 23
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Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, April 13, 1972
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Water Experts To Confer On National Policies DENVER (AP) _ Prominent lawyers, jurists and government administrators with national expertise in the field of water resources will assemble here Friday and Saturday for the National Water Policy Conference. The conference is sponsored jointly by the University of Denver College of Law and the American Bar Association. The basic thrust of the conference is to further develop the outlines of a national water policy to be recommended to Congress. Friday's opening session will analyse federal-stale relations problems in a discussion led by professor Charles J. Meyers of the Stanford University School of Law and professor Frank J. Trelease of tho University of Wyoming. The states' position will be given by Denver attorney Jack Ross, and the federal position by U.S. Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen. Walter Kiecliel. The view of the Public Land Law Review Commission will be propounded by professor Robert E. Clark of the University of Arizona and a former member of the commission. Friday's afternoon session will concern an analysis of regional institutional arrangements for water resources planning and management. An analysis of two major problem areas -- inter-basin transfers, and new water val- ues and current legal developments -- will lake place Saturday. Weld Leads State in Bean Production Moss Urges Approval of Hike For Upper Colorado Storage WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Frank Moss, D-Ufah, urged the Senate Inferior Committee Wednesday to approve a bill that Reclairiali would raise the authorization ceiling for the Upper Colorado River Storage project to ?1.37 billion from the present $760 million. A $610 million increase is needed, he said, -to complete t n | construction of the series of power and irrigation dams in Colorado, Wyoming, .Utah, and New Mexico. authorized for construction in 1950. Gilbert G. Stamm, assistant ion Commissioner, agreed that the full $610 million should be authorized now. But he said "we have no major objection", to the House Interior committee action. Moss criticized a House bill (bat would increase the authorization limit to $352,195,000. It makes no sense, he told the committee, to impose such a restriction and make, it necessary to seek another increase in 1977 to complete the projects Utah Stamm said the limited au- lorization increase · would cause no project construction slowdown although it would make it necessary to raise the ceiling again in 1977. Only $5.1 million of the original $760 million authorization remains unused, Sfamm said. Major spending in the next four.years will be on the Ciire- canti unit in Colorado and the Central Utah project units in CSU Sociologist 1 Cites Need For Balanced Forest Planning SPOKANE, Wash. ( A P ) There should be more balance In the initial planning process for the nation's forest lands," Prof. David Freeman, a Colorado Slale University sociologist said Tuesday. Freeman told the U.S. Forest Service Region One meeting here that the initial assessment of a project comes from the ones who are planning it and that, they "give-very favorable assessments early in the game." The question to pose when making assessments, Freeman said, is whose problem will be solved and whose will be aggravated. "A variety of new interest groups with new definitions of reality have come info the public policy arena in Ihe past 20 years," Freeman said. "None of these people is an objective or socially neutral user of knowledge. All of these groups are self-inlerested; all pursue their own interests." He said another problem is ihal the first groups to organize as clients of the public decision maker are those who support the project in question. "In.'the .case of the Forest Service, these would be Ihe lumbermen and mining interests," he said. Then later, said Freeman, those against a project become organized. "These groups didn't trouble themselves earlier in the process because "they did. not see how the policies would affccl them," he said. "They waited until later when they saw how tliey could be hurt by the plans." The order of the planning procedure is such thai after a planner has put substantial resources info a plan, intense opposition may crop up and force the abandonment of the plan. Freeman said that if a planner can predict what the costs of his project are and whal group's might be opposed to it, he might be able to build ink the plan answers to the objections. Weld County is Colorado's major dry bean producing county, according to the Colo- ·ado Crop and Livestock Heporling Service. County production in 1971 was 466,000 bags (hundredweight), a decrease of 2,800 bags from a vear earlier. ·, Although the major producer, Weld County ranks third in the lumber of acres planted to beans, the reporting service a i d . Monlezuma County jlanted 68,100 acres of beans; Delores County planted 42,000 acres, and Weld County planted 4,000 acres of beans. "Weld County's crop is grown almost entirely on irrigated acreage which accounts for the ! arge output from fewer acres," .he reporting service said. 11 added that Monlezuma and Dolores counties grow beans on non-irrigated acres. Monlezuma County produced 258,000 bags in 1971, while 3olores County produced 159,200 )ags. Morgan County was 'ourlh with 155,900 bags, down 18 per cent from 1970, and Scdgwick County was fifth with 113,000, up six per cent from 1970. Bean producers in Colorado produced 1,929,000 hundred t (cwl.) in 1971, three per cent less than the 1970 output of 1,998,000 bags. The 1971 crop was harvested r rom 212,000 acres, 10. per cent less than in 1970. The average yield per harvested acre in 1971 was 910 pounds, 60 pounds more than 1970. Irrigated beans produced an average of 1.86G pounds per acre, compared with 1970's output of 1,719 pounds. Yields on dryland averaged 330 pounds per acre, the same as a year earlier. For the third straight year, unfavorable weather at or near harvest time reduced yields in many areas, the reporting service said. Drought Takes Toll on West Oklahoma Area OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The drought of 1972 is already aking a heavy financial toll on vestern Oklahoma, Billy Ray Jowdy, president of the slate Department of Agriculture ays. Gowdy said almost three mil- ion bushels of wheat daily is being lost in the southwest vhich translates into a $3 mit- ion-dollars-a-day loss in revc- me to the region's farmers. Gowdy and Charles Rhodes, executive direclor of -the Okla- i o m a Wheat Commission oured drought areas Wednesday with Joe Carter, Gov. Darid Hall's press secretary. Carter reported thai the most ·isible effect of the dry period was heavy blowing dust sighted rom the air, blacking out the parched wheat fields below. Hall already has applied for ederal disaster area designa- ion for 11 southweslern Okla- loma counties. Rhodes said Southwestern Ok- ahoma wheat farmers will lose up to 75 per cent of their anticipated crop if the drought con- imies for another 10 days. Gowdy says the federal disaster area designation will have to he expanded for all ol western Oklahoma unless it ·ains soon. Bacteria Snap Back NEW YORK - Freezing does not kill bacteria in food; it merely slops their multiplica- ion. They continue to multiply after the food is thawed. The danger z o n e for baclcrial growth is 60 to 120 degrees. Death Payments Up NEW YORK - Beneficiaries of life insurance policyholdcrs n the United States received nearly $7.4 billion in dealh pay- menls in 1971, about 5 per cent higher than in 1970. Aid for Small Farms OTTAWA - A $150 million development program for smal Canadian farms is planned says Minister of Agriculture H A. Olson. Through a land-transfer play, a farmer who lacks enough acreage will receive help to develop his holding into a profitable business. Specia credit facilities and technics) assisiance will be made available. No.l in Ag Station Nuggets. Furadan--the Purple Nuggets--beat all comers in tests at Ag Stations. Gave up to 15% greater yields because of its superior control of corn roolworm. Furadan's longer residual activity allows earlier planting with effective roolworm control. This can add up to another 15%. Purple Nuggets are different. , They're heavy. Won't dust or blow away. They're free-flowing and don't bridge in the applicator. By every measure of success: degree of control, length of control, consistent performance, higher yields and no soil residue problems... Furadan is No. I. Riradan The rootworm killer from Niagara. Nj"ir*ri ChernJeM DivEiion, Mfddltprt. Now York m 1'hurs., April 13,1972 GRKBLEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE .23 Senate Passes Bill Limiting War Powers of the President' IN GOOD HEALTH-Maryland's Wye Oak, the biggest oak tree in the state, has been given a clean bill of health after its latest physical examination. Tlie 102-foot high tree with a limb spread of 158-fecl lias been growing since le- fore Maryland was colonized. Ancient Tree Is Maryland's Oldest and Biggest Oak WYE MILLS, Md. (AP) The 400-year-old Wye Oak has a clean bill of health after a checkup by Earl L. Yingling, state roadside tree supervisor. Yingling is concerned with all of Maryland's Irecs, but is particularly fond of Ibis while oak because it is the official state "We pruned it last year to put il in balance and since then it has added 12 lo 16 inches in growth to the brunches," Yingling said proudly. "The trunk is hollow now. "It lost big limbs, one of Ircc size in the hurricane of 1S158. Another big slorm could take it tree which began growing in awav la"d^ h seot:L bef ° re ' Mary 1. 'f- -*. -nual oxnm- " LU1UU1 " LU - 'million, Yingling consults spe- "H 1 !; a remarkable bit oflciatisls, prescribes treatments life," he snys, "a prize Iree,[and lakes bids from Iree firms the stale's biggest and oldest' oak. I hope il goes on forever or at least as long as I'm responsible for it." White oaks live 225 lo 250 years, but Wye Oak is nearly twice that old and requires r e g u l a r medical attention, Ihough in good health. The Iree, in its own liny stale park, has impressive physical measurements. The gnarled trunk is 29 feet, eight inches around, four feel above the base. II is 102 feet high and has a limb spread of 153 fed. Despite its age, the tree slill is growing. for contracts. Treatment usually calls for spray applications lo control in seels, removal of dead limbs and sprouts from the trunk imc filling hollow areas wilh con- crele. A replacement is standing by in Annapolis, (he slale capital in case anything happens lo Wye Oak, however. In Ilie yard of W. L. Shaw is the stale's second largest while oak. The Uniled States today lia_ ibonl the lowest investment per worker of any of the major in dustrializcd countries. By HARRISON HUMPHRIES Associated Press Writer President the shooting of o'fie guard is nol to be "provocation WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- The! for lakin S a «»m'ry O r bornb- -- ,,, , _ ,_:n m. _ . . . _ _ hip i f s f ^ n i t a l " : idiale passed a bill Thursday o limit the power of Ihe Presi- lent to commit U.S. armed orces to hostilities without the pproval of Congress. Before the final vote, the Senale Inrned down 55 to 27 an imendmcnt by Sun. .lames L. Buckley, H-Con-N.Y., to require imilar approval by Congress or assignment of U.S. troops lo 'peacekeeping forces" under control of the Uniled Nations Security Council. Sponsors of Ihe bill said the U.N. participation act of 1345 ilready requires congressional ipprovnl of any agreements 1111- ler which the :omii)il troops N'alions, and there arc no such igreements in existence now. Also rejected 45 to 37 was an amendment by Sen. Peler H. Dominick, R-Colo., (o allow the 'resident, in emergency sil Tfions, t» use armed force lo ·elalialc against allack on U.S. roops as well as againsl altack on U.S. lerrilory. Sen. Jacob K. Javih, K-N.Y., ing ils capital.'' said .mplicil in emergency niithorily n the bill to repel attack and 'orcslall threat, but the wnrd was omitled as a caution to Ihe Deadlier Than Wars CHICAGO-The National Siife- ly Council eslimales that move Americans have been killed by automobiles than in all the wars this country has fought. Pirate House Flint's? SAVANNAH, Dita Beard !; Agrees to ·* Physical Exam DKNVER (AP) - Ailing fob- byisl Dita Beard has agreed lo be re-examined by (wo local hear! specialists, her personal physician Dr. L. M. Radelsky, said today. In complying with the exam.. 6 ,,..,, .,.- "! al!o "- requesled by the Sen- President mav ?,, . J " " ' c i a r y Commit tee to Ihe United " od "esday, Radelsky said Mrs. Beard has asked Ihat he and her other physician, Dr. Dave Garland, be present. The two cardiologists, Dr. Joseph Snydcr and Dr. Ray Pryor, previously examined the nlei national Telephone Telegraph Corp. lobbyist. Neither las been notified officially-of tic request for a re-cxam- nnlion. , : r Mrs. Beard, 53, was quas- ioned by senators at bedside In i hospital here March 27 belore collapsing wilh a heart seizure. She bus since left flic hospilil In live in a local apartment. · ;1 Radcisky said he would advise against a Irip lo Washing'.on lo testify for Mrs. Beard, who hns denied writing a memo published by columnist Jack Anderson which linked an 1TT commitment lo Ihe Republican Nnlionnl Convention and Jin ul-of-court settlement of an{i- trnst suits against ITT. r -'~ "She'll have n'heart attack-it she goes," be said. ·'· However, Ihe doctor, who Is an osleopathic lindcr investigation for possible fraud with Medicare fees, said lie woiltfl not object lo further questioning of Mrs. Beard in Denver. is ability to retaliate is Legend has it that the Pirates' House in Savannah was where (laplnin Flint, of 'Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," breathed his last, muttering, "Darby, bring aft Ihe mm." You're Paying for Amtrak's Super Milkrun (Edilor's note: On election day this year, Congressman Harley Staggers is going to have a lot more to run on than his record. Here's a report from the AP Special Assign ment Team.) By JOHN S. LANG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Want to pay $69,500 a month to have one of the world's fastest trains running half-speed, nearly empty, through the home district of a powerful congressman? You're doing il. Does it seem logical to test a train designed to whisk passengers between melropolitan centers at 170 m.p.h. by pushing it over mountains at 15 m.p.h.? Or to spend another $10,000 advertising the scenic beaulies of the route, which the train crosses at night? Atntrak and the Deparlmenl of Transporlalion Ihink so, and KO does Hep. llarley 0. Staggers, D-W.Va., chairman of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee which passes on all bills authorizing funds for Amlrak and the Transportation Deparlmenl. And that's why one of the only two Turbo Trains in the Uniled States labored over the West Virginia mountains for eight hours one recent night to deposit three passengers in Parkersburg, W.Va. It was a typical run. The Turbo Train, capacity 144, pulled out of Washington, D.C., half full at 5:45 p.m., dropping passengers at four commuter stations along the way. By the lime it reached the first West Virginia stop, Mar- linsburg, at 7:04 p.m., only a dozen riders remained The next day, leaving Parkersburg at 4 a.m., four passengers boarded The Turo Train brought 26 riders into Washington just before noon. Until last fall this Turbo was one of two speeding full passenger loads between Boston and New York in less than four hours. The rail passenger office of the New England Governors' Conference wanled to expand the service from nine round trips a week to four round trips daily, making Ihe Turbos a nal-.,,,,.,,,,.,,,, ural extension of the Mclroliner I member between Washington and New York on the Amtrak request; two days after that it approved the Department of Transportation bill. Staggers denies exerting any pressure to get Ihe Turbo Train. "This was Iheir decision entirely," he said in an interview. "1 said nothing about Ihe Turbo." Amtrak's explanation is (hat it wanled lo see if good service, modern equipment and heavy advertising could lure passengers back to one of the three most poorly patronized roules in the nalion'. It claims patronage has doubled over the old service. But the experiment goes lo Amtrak's master plan of eliminating unused roules and concentrating on those most economically feasible. In fact, the Washinglon-lo-Parkersbuig roule was dropped when Amtrak look over (be railroads one year ago. II was quickly reinstated, an Amlrak spokesman said at the time, "because of political pressures.." Amtrak maintains that put- ling Ihe Turbo Train on flic Parkersburg run was .1 joint decision porlation wilh Hie Deparlmenl. Trans- Spokes- Presidont Roger Ixswis during which he demanded the Turbo be run to Parkersburg in return for committee approval of Ihe Amlrak authorization. "This was just a political fact of life for Amtrak," said a source inside the adminis- lrat ion. Lewis was nol available for comment, and Slaggers denied Whatever the reason for the move, it is sure lo cost Die government a huge sum. The government leases both Turlio Trains from Uniled Aircraft, Ihe manufacturer, for $-11,000 a month. Even when liolli t r a i n s served Boston at full capacity, they operated at a cicfici!, Ihwifjh Ilie nine round trips weekly brought in revenues tolling $103,00)1 a month. Wilh Boston service now reduced lo five round Irips weekly, revenues are down fn $60,000 monlhly, a loss of $4S,000. This would be offset somewhat by revenues on Ihe Parkersburg mule, except I hose revenues are more t h a n cancelled by costs of having to m a i n t a i n two repair .shops. . Maintenance cost the govern-! ment $M!),()00 a month when both trains served Boston a n d j only one repair shop was needed. No one yet knows what this expense will be wilh the Irains serving different routes- only that it will be considerably higher. Sn just f i g u r i n g half Ilie lease expense ami Ihe revenue loss, jlhe Parkersburg Turbo cosls Parkersburg lo be Ihe gale west lo Cincinnati. If the Turbo is proved practical across the mountains, 1 Ihink we should get more all across the country." As be said on the day when the Turbo pulled out on its^first run to Parkersburg: ' ;'.' "West Virginia deserves 'as good a train as any in the nation." NO ROOTWORM INSECTICIDE NEED COST MORETHAN $2.40 AN ACRE Why? Because THIMET15-G INSECTICIDE GIVES YOU ALL YOU NEED men for the Federal Railroad Administration, an arm of the Transnortalion Department, say the idea came lo them from Amlrak. "Of. course, no individual is going to claim responsibility for this," said a Transportation Department official. Officially, the Transporfalion! taxpayers $(i!),!)00 a nionlh-or Department says it wanted to $117,000 if it remains on thai lest Ihe train's engineering strengths over -track wilh the most curves rind highest inclines in the United Stales. Department sources, however, concede Ihe Turhn Trains were not designed for such a mission. During ils firsl days of operation on flic route, the Turbo derailed once and scvcnil times Iwd to be boosted over the mountains wilh deiscl engines. route for six months as Staggers has said it will. Ixiss of the Turlxj brought surprisingly lilllc reaction f r o m ' Ihe New KnglamJ congressional delegation. ·· Only Sen. Clijibnrnr: I'ell, D- II.I., complained to Amtrak in writing. Richard ,1. Bnwrn, director of the New r'nglaml Governor's Conference's rail passenger office, described Ihe move as "weird" but said no! Officials say Ihcy changed Ihe one would speak out u n t i l (he Turbo's fuel mix and it now^ Amtrak bill is passed by Co;i- can cross (he mountains under; gross. ils own power. When Ihe Turbo was taken "We're not going to do ;my- ing tn anlagonizc anybody," parlmcnt of showed up lo Then Amlrak appeared before Staggers' committee to request $170 million. And, the De- Transporlalion ask Ihe com- millce for $315 million plus an extension of ils program lo develop high speed ground transportation. On Feb. 7 Ihe Turbo Train in- angiiraled service lo West Virg i n i a, including Staggers' Keyscr, popu- off the Boston run, Kep. Dan I he said. "The" point is you've Kuykenclall, K-Tenn., and a got lo keep A m t r a k alive'lo t ._ rjf Ktaggcrs's com-|thai one train we've gol left." in a friendly fashion" that 1 A similarly cautious view Ihey ought lo "fix up West Vir-iwas expressed by a Federal f f i n i a " r»_:i i 1.1 : _ · ..i_. ginia." Railroad Administration nlfic-ial PERFORMANCE.,, . Year Alter Year CONVENIENCE... Easy-To-Handle 15-Lb. Bags TIME SAVING... Easy to calibrate, flows evenly, without clogging orv/earing applicators, even in wet v/eather. ADDED PROTECTION... Registered for use in Iowa and Illinois for soocf corn beelle control inthesameapplication. THE FACTS MAKE TH1MET 15-G AT ONLY $2.40' AN ACRE- YOUR BEST BUY. THIPdET Is ro(jislorcd lor lirst brood corn boror conl/ol by application over iho plants. homclown of lalion 6,586, HiHecn days later Staggers' committee reported favorably At the time Kuykendall said who said, "I don't sec what's' his statement "had a very deep wrong wilh pleasing a few meaning and they al! knew ex- people if in Ihe process you get actly what I meant. i n good lest." "If I were chairman of I h i s j Patronage on (he Park- committee I would try to gel : ershurg roulc is so poor, he one of these in my district," he j said, that by fall "even llarley |will nol see any point in keep- hc;ing it there." added. Today Kuykendall says made the statement "almost! Slaggnrs's commenls during tongue in check without ' specific thing in mind.' Several sources say, however, that Staggers had a private meeting wilh Amlrak any an interview indicated lhal ho may tie hard lo convince. "I was inslrumenlnl in Irying lo get Washington opened to (lie West," he said. "I'm hoping for AVAILABLEFROW 1 SELCO SUPPLY COMPANY

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