Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 25, 1972 · Page 11
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NE Colorado Soil Moisture Belter Than Other Areas A total of 4.09 inches ot moisture was available for plant use in (lie lop four feet of soil in northeastern Colorado, the Colorado Crop and Live- s.t6ck Reporting Service' said Monday. lie janiount, an average of samples taken in wheat field every eight e'a's te.r n miles in Colorado, north- was CHALLENGE--This is Glcnsliee Girl at work. A Scottish border collie, she is one of the best sheep dogs in Australia. This time she has her charges in tow and is facing them straight on, undismayed by the raised right front legs --a sign that the sheep might try to fight the dog. "Girl" easily handles 1,000 sheep on the Tralee sheep station near Camberra. measured during the week of Aprill2-15. V'The amount of available moisture this year is slightly more than that measured a year ago (4.00 inches), but is less than a five-year, mid-April average of 4.80 (1967-V1. Moisture was available to an average depth ot 44.5 inches,' compared with 45.6 inches in 1971 and the five-year average of 44.8 inches. The first foot of soil showed SO inches of moisture, down from .93 inches measured lasl year and 1.20 inches averaged during the five-year period. Second foat moisture was about the same as last year. Third foot measurements indicated 1.09 inches of moisture this year, compared to 1.03 in 1971 and 1.18 over the five-year period. fourth Hie reporting service said numerous wheat fields on the 'astern Plains showed some damage from wind erosion especially where growth ol wheat was short. Insect ac- ivities were reported minimal iut "cutworms were obscrvec n scattered areas, especialy in 'he northeast," the report said. For the entire Eastern Plains he available moisture amoun was 3.05 inches, 18 per cent less han last year, and 19 per cen ess than the five-year, mid April average of 3.75 inches. Talented Dog Helps Bring Home the Wool By JOHN PINKERMAN Copley News Service CANBERRA - A scant 20 miles from this modern planned capital city is the Tralee Sheep Station. On its 3,500 acres 3,000 As he said this, Glenshee Girl licked out three sheep, cajoled and "guided" them until they stood still but scared a few yards from tourist visitors. And, as Griffiths orderd the dog on, of Australia's 187 million sheep she moved closer and closer, roam and a trip to visit Bernard and Margaret Morrison's Tralee is an exerience a tourist should not miss. Wool is. big business in Australia and -the Morrisons are fighting to restore it to a high place in world markets. But, that is not what a visit to Tralee, named for the Irish village from which Morrison's grand father came in 185G, is all about. The high point of a few hours in this wonderland of rolling .greenery and 'healthy ranchland is an opportunity to see ari'efficient lady'at-worK.- The lady is Glenshee Girl. She is only three years old but she is a champion at.it. ."Girl" is eyes never wavering from her charges despite distractions in the background. At six inches, two of the three sheep stamped their right front feel, indicating excitement and perhaps an attack on the dog. Griffiths then stopped the performance. The sheep raced back toward the hillside. "Here is her rewt- J," Griffiths said. He gave Glenshee Girl two friendly pals. "Thai's all she wants and it tells her she die .a. good job," he said. "Thai's all she wants to know. Her only aim -in life is to control those sheep." ndustry and the tourist industry." But, it was time for the shearing demonstrations. Tom Gribble, holder of a 400-plus shorn sheep a day record, care- 'ully stripped a he'avy coat from one .of the sheep. Using .an electric instrument, lie held the sheep tenderly (and she movtc scarcely a muscle) as he took the entire coat off in one piece about, -seven feet "Enough for three cloths," Morrison said. "And my outfit ( a brightly colorec mix of English foxhound ant mod attire -- for publicity pur poses) is 100 per" cent wool." , As he watched Gribble work the sheep, he debunked one widely held theory. "Sheep are Ihe cleanest animals you will find.' 1 he said. "They are very fussy about the grass they eat square suits o foot, measurements slwwed .95 inches this year -ear, and 1.10 over the five-year It's Snow Picnic COPPER HARBOR, Mich (AP) -- A picnic in the snow i: planned for April 30 as (hi: northernmost tip of Michigan'; Upper Peninsula. says goodbye to winter. The picnic is being promote by the Copper Island Cross Country Ski Club, which report that those who bring their ski along will find two feel of sno\ still on the ground. The picnic is to be at Man dan, seven miles west of Cop per Harbor at time tip of th Kcweenaw Peninsula julling u is dedicated to her job and she the only activity at Tralee, how- Dog demonstrations are not and about themselves. And, ever, and Morrison acts in part a Scottish border collie and the as a public relations man for way she . can control her charges -i-. up :tp 1,000 of Morrir son's shee'jr^.' is something to behold. She moves'the sheep in any direction -she chooses-and she challenges them eye to eye at six inches when it is necessary. She -does the bidding of her master, dog expert; Jack Griffiths, and the minute a sheep strays from Ihe controlled group she is off at a terrific pace. Within seconds the sheep is turned around and headed back for the rest of Glenshee Girl's-charges. A demonstration, narrated by Morrison and Griffiths, is a lesson in how valuable a dog can be on a sheep station (ranch to Americans). "This dog won't bark or bite," Griffiths said as he pul Glenshee Girl through lier paces for visitors. "All she w a n t s ii life is to work these sheep. They are terrified of her and she makes them mind. The bigger the group, the better she works "It is impossible for a dog to handle one or two but this gal can handle 1,000 easily. She does the work of six good men and without dogs like her we couldn't control the sheep." he-wool industry as he enter- ains visitors on the beautiful spread, 2,100 feet above sea evel. He lells visitors of the early days when (he dingoes Oiled up to 1,000 sheep a night jnfil a 5,000-mile patrolled fence vas built across Australia. He tells about the cottonlai! rabbits vho crept under the fence to destroy feeding grounds -- until a netting under the fence stopped some of the marauders. He claims his merino sheepithe mailer of sheep, wool, dogs, produce the best wool in the mutton and shearing, are not much interested in Tralee and don't worry if we may shear them in cool weather. They have plenty of lanolin and it protects them against the -cold (Morrison's sheep are shorn annually in October -- spring). Don'l forget, too, that the lanolin makes Iheir wool belter. It goes into 121 products and by itself is worth $600 a ton.' it's time for the barbecue." Of ail things, on a sheep station, a- beef barbecue closes out the fascinating experience. Many Australians, knowing in lusiness and his "Girl" is the best dog in the business. "We it tourists. Hut, for the Ameri- took over 100 years to breed -- ··=-"-- " ! the merino to the "point it is now," he said, "and we're grateful to Du Pont (synthetic labric developer) for they have helped us work harder to turn people hack to wool." On the prize clog, he said, "She was trained an hour a day for nine months. "She had her instinct at six months and has been a great one ever since." Morrison's wife, Margaret, '!6, is just as much in the sheep station business as her 50-year- NRA Official Speaks About TV Programs by ALBERT SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Ore. ( A P ) The National Rifle Association is "quite concerned about the sentiment that's being spread across the country about wildlife preservation," by television documentaries, first vice president C. R. Gutermulh said Monday. Gutermuth, chairman of the NRA's firearms legislation committee, made his comment after a meeting at which he presented the committee's report to the association's board of directors. He told Ihe directors the committee has discussed hiring "professionals for the presentation of the sportsman's point of view in the public media." Rather than harming wildlife, hunters have helped preserve such species as the wild turkey and the pronghorn antelope, he said after the meeting. The directors were scheduled to hold two sessions today as the annual meeting of the NRA closes in 'Portland. The five- day meeting is estimated to have drawn some 10,000 per- ons. They endorsed a resolution opposing federal hunting licenses and backing rights of stales to control wildlife management. They watched a presentation on a proposed NRA national center, which would include ranges, hunting areas and facilities for game management research. No decision on a site was made. compared to .88 inches last into Lake Superior. 'ues., April 25, 1972 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 11 HE HAD A POINT CHRISTCHURCH, New Zea- ind (APj Milkman Ron Mason ook his camera along after aving been booked for driving n the wrong side of the road. In court he produced pictures of garbage trucks and even a motorcycle cop all on the wrong side of the road in the early · hours. Case dismissed. fishbacfe CAMERA SHOPS Quality Color Prints IWESHOWYOUHOWI 826 9th St. 352-2442 can visitor, it is an afternoon of high entertainment and .considerable information. CARPET-FURNITURE HOUSEWIDE CLEANING Call 352-2108 Brewer SorviceMasler 1324 28th SI. SEEKS MORE FROSH URBAN A, III. (AP) -- The University of Illinois crease its quota for freshmen students in September 1972 and lower its admission requirements for some 'curricula. Charles K. Warwick, director : of admissions anil records, saidj the new admissions require-! mcnls vary from college to col-' projec"! Office Jobs Up MOSCOW - The number of factory and office workers employed in the Soviet Union increased by 2.5 million in 1971 (o a lota! of 92.V million, offic- j i a l s said. old husband and, looking to Ihe Z^nd are I: south side she said, "0TM of! U ( f f h e] , ., h ^arH ,°t! r J ?1'V" l °. |irolcct E ° me ' h '^ may do as a U. of I. student, ike that." She was refennifi ^ ^ pew to a scene of tranquil.ly - a |; .,, fe d . d ' couple hundred sheep grazing '· - - - 1 along an emerald green hillside about a mile away. "They (a nearby ambitious community) want to take some of that land for factories. This kind of land development Queanbeyan is the shame of (the ambitious community) and there already is industry here -- the wool their rank and test scores predict a 3.7 grade average. Warwick said the ftuola for incoming freshmen was increased from 5,200 to 5,800 be- auso the number of undergraduate students who returned o U. of I. in September 1971 vas considerably below the an- icipated total compared with revious enrollment trends. n D WOOL BETTER INVESTIGATE THE WOOL MARKET BEFORE SELLING YOUR WOOL. WITH MURPHY WOOL C0., n LWINDSOR, COLO., WE PAY TOP PRICES FOR ALL GRADES OF WOOL: CASH. WEST BERLIN-About 480,100 people visited 1972's "Green Vcck" here recently. 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