Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 28, 1970 · Page 19
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 19

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, May 28, 1970
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Kiowa, Bijou Creek Drainages Reported in Critical Condition F()HT COLLINNS - Water Water . levels in (he Bijou levels of irrigation wells in the Creek drainage in Morgan Kiowa Creek and Bijou Creek County are down one lo five feel drainages continue to be in critical condition, according to a report lo be published June 1. Also, some areas on Ihe High Plains are experiencing suffici- from lasl year's level. In Adams County, Ihe levels were steady lo a rise of two feel. For Kiowa Creek in Weld County, there was a decrease of one-half ent decreases in water level lo lo 1.5 feet. cause concern. The report reflects the annual summary of changes in ground- The reason water levels were steady to up two feet in bolh drainages in Adams Counly is water levels belween spring attributed to the large amount 1969 and 1970. 11 was compiled by (he Colorado Stale Univer- sily Experimenl Station. Supervising the survey this year was Dr. Robert A. Longenbaugh,- assistant research engineer, civil engineering. Data for the report was col- leclod from 700 observation wells on the East Slope by CSU and the Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey. Longenbaugh said four areas on the High Plains show that irreplaceable water is being removed from the ground and is resulting in substantial decreases in the water level over last year. Water levels in wells in the Holyoke vicinity vary from steady to a decrease of two feet. A one-half to three-foot drop has been recorded in the Yuma vicinity. Wells in the Arikarec drainage are down from one- half to three feet and from 1.5 (o four feet near Burlington. of precipitalion last October. "The figures reflect this precipitation in the upper part of the Kiowa and Bijou drainages, but no effect has been recorded in the lower portions of both drainages," Longenbaugh said. Wells in Baea County show a wide fluxualion in the water table. In the Cheyenne and Da- kola formations, the levels range between an increase of six feet to a drop of seven feet. The Ggallala formation water levels are steady to down six feet. In the Prospect Valley, east of Fort Luplon, the recharge of Olds Reservoir has increased Ihe water table as much as 16 feet near the reservoir, Longenbaugh said. In general, the where levels are up one lo three feet; western Olero Counly, down as much as Iwo feel; Fountain Creek south of Colorado Springs, down to six feet, and Jimmie Camp Creek, up one to 2.5 feel. Irrigation management districts which have been established on the High Plains are play- ,ng a vital role in water husbandry, Longenbaugh said. Such management is necessary as :he number of irrigation wells increase. Between 19C6 and 1969 more lhan 960 new wells have been drilled on the High Plains. At the close of 1969 more than 13,500 irrigation wells were being used in the stale. Poachers' Union WOLVERHAMPTON, land (AP) -- The Poachers' Union, whose 50 members prey on prolecled animals and shun affiliations with other labor organizations, reported an invitation from a Canadian poachers' outfit for a secret get-togelher. The union's modest dues go to pay court fines and legal costs of members caught. levels are up one to two feet. Wells in the river valleys are in good shape, generally. Along the main stem of the South Plalte, little change has been observed over last year. The only exception is near Wiggins where some wells are down Kng.jseven feel. Between Brighton and La Salle the levels are up one to three feel. Wells are steady lo up one foot in the Cache La Poudre River drainage, except north of Boxelder Creek where they are up four feet. Irrigation wells along the Arkansas River show little change except in western Bent County Flower Plants LARGEST SELECTION IN TOWN · 60 varieties Petunias · 30 varieties Geraniums · All colon Pansles · All varieties other flowers · Peppers · Egg Plant · Cabbag* Miller's Vegetable and Greenhouse 2 ml. South on 1st Ave. (from Sugar Factory) CSU Offers Premium for Twin Calves FORT COLLINS - Colorado Slate University will pay premium for week-old identical twin calves. Dr. James S. Brinks, associate professor of animal science, said the university wanted Hereford, Angus and Holstein identical twin calves for the seconc year of a research project on distribution of fat in beef cattle Identical twins can be recog nixed by identical color patterns conformation, hair swirls and muzzle pigmenlation. The reasearch at CSU already has shown that intramuscular fat -- marbling -- properly dis Iribuled contributes to flavoi jand palalability, Brinks said. A way lo produce beef lha contains this marbling withou producing excessive fat at the lime is the most important problem facing Ihe industry loday ; he said. Twin calves are being usec for the study so researchers can more easily separate gene- ·tic and environmental factors that influence fat distribution. Anyone knowing of idenlica' twin calves is urged to conlacl either Brinks or Dr. David A Cramer, Colorado Stale Univcr ! sily Animal Science Department Fort Collins, Colo. 80521. Brink.-, and Cramer also can be reachec by phone at 491-6215. Focus on Feeders By Eddie Collins An odd thing happened in a cornbelt rural area, recently -- hree old-lime feeders showed up at an Iowa pool hall. Why odd? Well, according lo he local domino players, these ellows had died and had been juried in 1939. · It all happened after Arthur Sellsman, a computer salesman, was shot by a jealous husband. This was after "Big John," his multi-million dollar computer, lad misjudged the whereabouts and temper of the husband. Mr. Sellsman went before St. Peler. Under no mormal circumstances would Arthur have been admitted, but on earth he had icen "the" tour-star Master Salesman. Arthur arranged a swap out. He fast-talked St. D eler. . . he would audit the books, build a computer, and rogram all humans back In .870-- for permanent admission and residence. Heaven held no previous com- juter men, but since the modern world had gone c o m p u t e r "nuts", St. Peler agreed. Upon completion, the first button Arthur pushed showed Ollie Elberlson, Michael O'Halli- lan, and John Jones, all steer Coders', had been erroneously called three years before predestined. So back lo earth Ihcy came to complete their human contract and lo feed again Quite a 'change -- Heaven foi 4 U j ,. . . . mis. The first day, a Saturday, they found dominoes had no1 changed. Nor pitch. Pool was different . . . 15 red balls and G numbered. Thai evening Ihcy [ound the cnlire lown closed down . . . Imagine; on Saturday! And no farm families were parked curbside on the Square. Sunday, church services were unrecognizable. Mike, an Irish Catholic; Ollie, a Lutheran; John, an Elk. Only the Klks were half-filled. On Monday, the three traveled lo the Public Central Stockyards to see and to feel the action. Greeting Ihcm was a neat vacant, echoing Exchange vestibule. The receptionist was an impersonal, coin-fed food dispenser. Gone were HIE days ol M.OOO head Mondays. With only 7,123 head. Ihe market sagged 25 to 50 lower. The top e n t i l e were every color . . . odd shaped ... litlle callle hardly big enough lo take home. And no horses! ! And (he "big" packers were no more. On Tuesday, the trio flew to Amarillo lo buy replacement cattle. But Texans were buying. not selling. Sacred cattle were icing fed-- not rodeoed! In big ols . . . with loans at eight and nine per cent interest! Owners vere doctors, lawyers, industrialists. Three men fed 30,000! Ollie, with three sons and Iwo lired men, had once fed 200-- jiggest in the county in '89). On. Wednesday, in Grceley short-fed Iowa steers were being unloaded for further feeding! Corn! Some raised locally but also shipped in on privately owned railroad cars. On Thursday, they flew to Steer Paradise -- the Flint Hills of Kansas. Lo and behold, once .he summer home of thousands upon thousands of four year-old Texas steers, the grass waved unlouched. A four year-old was more rare than a whooping crane. On Friday, they flew lo the Nebraska sandhills. First no- .iced was the once unheard-of crossbreed herds . . . university recommended, it was explained. Matured steers were still nonexistent. The big surprise was the diminished importance of Illinois feeders. Catlle stayed home. So did the football players. On Saturday, they flew lo Illinois. At Chicago, the packing industry had been replaced by hippie tourists. Big business. Out-stale, crop lines. ran to the roadside. . , fences were non- cxislenl On Friday, the angel appeared wilh a punch card paycheck: "Gentlemen, our new, computerized records show you have all been in Ihe wrong place. While I hear there is a drought in Hell, cattle trading is rumored to be extra good. The Red Ball Express will pick you up at midnight." Mike, Ollie, and John nodded agreement. Anyplace for an old- lime cattleman beat the changing USA of 1970. Besides, in Heaven there were always too many USDA Crop and Caltle-on- Feed reporters. And nol many cowmen. More Shrimp Exported M A N A G U A -- ' Nicaragua's shrimp exports last year rose in value to $6.1 million from $-1.6 million in 19118. Thurs., May 28, 1970 GREELEY TRIBUNE Page 19 dent; president; lion l«ipp, secretary; Phill Becker, treasurer, Randall Cieisick, reporlcr, and Craig Uewalt, Scnlincl. Three To Get State Farmer Degree in June Three members of Ilic I'liillc Valley chapter of Fulurc Farmers of America will receive the Slate Fanner degree at the Stale KKA Convention June 7-9 in Mnnlrose. The three are Don Lapp, Merl Miller and Carl Hergen- They are among a!) Jolliers scheduled to receive the ivcted FFA degree. Representing the Cache la Poudre district in Parliamentary Procedure competition i n j the Stale Convention will he I h o i Platte Valley chapter's Bruce i Ducll, Don Lapp, Randall i Gcisiuk, Craig Dewall, M c r l ; Miller, Carl Hergenreder a n d | Rnsknp. Jack Sinilh is! and Rex Davis is ag i n - ' Hcrnenre(Icr, vice- TOKYO - Tokyo's elevated trains, subways, streetcars, buses, taxis and monorail carry an estimated 300 million passengers a day. Pete Weld Judging I Team Nets 3rd | At Gunnison i The Weld Counly 4-II livislnrk| judging learn of Ted Morgan, j Steve Nnrgrcn, Jim Ball aiidi Rich Ball look third place al | j l . h r . Gunnison T n v i l a l i o n n i i [Judging Contest held In"! 1 weekend at Gunmson. i The team scored 1,710 poinls. while winning Larimer Counly tallied 1,736 poinls. Second place went lo a team from El Paso County (hat scored 1.72G points. Sieve JVorgron w a s second high swine judge and third placing sheep judge. Jim Ball placed fourth in sheep judging., and Ted Morgan was lOlh high I 'over-all i n d i v i d u a l . The .junior livestock judgcrs, limdcr the tutelage of extension! For Your Graduate! CARAVELLE byBULOVA Caravelle watches look like they cost twice the price and perform that way too. Precision jewel-lsivw movements--years-ahead styling. From only $10.95. Skiff "A"-- Precisiun Jeweled, sport watch. $10.95 The Roman I-17 jewnls, silver tonn dial. White eorfam strap. *22.95 Prlnceai-- Fathom "C"-Classic styling. 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