Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 17, 1977 · Page 16
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 16

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1977
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Page 16 Garden City Telegram Thursday, (November 17, 1977 Milo 'Mountains' Slowly Disappearing from Kansas By PAUL STEVENS Associated Press Writer Mountains of milo dumped outside grain elevators and farm storage structures in major sorghum-producing areas of Kansas are slowly disappearing. In Liberal, where the Equity elevator had 500,000 bushels of milo stored in three 70-foot- high piles, only 200,000 bushels in one pile remained outside Tuesday. "We've been getting the rail cars from Rock Island in the last couple weeks," said elevator manager Robert Mclntire. "We should be rid of it all by the end of the week." Southwest and north-central Kansas, two of the state's major sorghum-producing areas, have experienced most of the storage scarcity as the fall harvest edges to a close. In eastern Kansas, however, heavy rainfall has kept farmers from getting into their fields to harvest sorghum, corn and soybeans — easing storage problems in that area for the time being. The corn harvest is 95 percent complete, while sorghum harvest is 85 percent finished and soybeans 65 percent, state figures show. "Sometimes the weather works in our favor," said Don Watson, director of the Kansas Grain Inspection Thanksgiving Fund Drive A campaign to assure continuing free medical and hospital treatment for needy crippled children in Kansas has been launched by the Kansas Society for Crippled Children. The Thanksgiving drive, which is conducted by mail, is the Society's only appeal for funds each year. The appeal has no specific dollar goal, said Mrs. Preston Burtis Jr., of Garden City, who is the volunteer county chairman for the Society. "We ask the people of Kansas to share in the work we are doing by taking part with us at Thanksgiving Time," she said. "The needs are great and our program for crippled children is limited only by the funds we have to do the work." Contributions can be sent to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children, 900 First National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan. TOCO JOHNS munchable I MEAL Department in Topeka. "We got to move a lot of grain out of elevators while harvesting was held up by the rain. But on the other hand, the rain causes deterioration in quality when it's (the grain) kept in the field." Mclntire said spoilage of the grain dumped outside southwest Kansas elevators was believed minimal because the area received little rainfall during the period when it was outside. "We didn't get enough mois- ture to hurt a thing," he said. But rainfall amounts have been greater in north-central and eastern Kansas. Not only does moisture spoil grain that has been harvested, but also hurts that grain which is still standing in the fields. "The longer it stands and the more moisture there is, the more weathering of the grain there is," said Robert Nutlelman, a Kansas Slate University extension crop specialist in Hutchinson. "It will lower the test weight and Kansans Urged To Protect Water A $1 .50 value Get a Taco Bravo an Apple Grande dessert and a medium soft drink for just Good through Sunday, November 20 Only Watch for our ad each week There are more Tacorrif ic values coming your way! TACO JOHNS 305 E. Kansas Avenue Garden City, Kansas 276-7251 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents were urged Tuesday by a stale official to participate in the development of regulations to protect I he quality of the stale's water. Melville W. Gray, director of Ihe division of environmenl of the Kansas Departmenl of Health and Environmenl, said interested citizens are invited to meet wilh Ihe deparlmenl at 1:30 p.m Nov. 18. "Kansas residents are urged lo prlicipale in Ihe development of regulations to protect the physical, chemical and biological quality of the state's rivers and lakes," Gray said. He said the federal Water Pollution Control Act requires review and revision of the regulations every three years. "This year we want citizens lo have ample opportunily lo discuss Ihe proposed regulations before Ihey are adopled," Gray said. He said Ihe hearing will propose standards on every lake in Kansas and additional rivers and streams, depending on stream flow. He said most streams in melropolilan areas will be proposed for regulation. "This may require sewage Irealmenl upgrading in some areas," he said. Gray said Ihe Kansas standards sel minimum acceptable water quality which is related to the use of the water. Fac- Base Closure Case Continues ST. LOUIS (AP) - Testimony is continue in federal appeals court here today as Kansas City-area officials seek to convince a three-judge panel thai Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base should nol be closed. The appeal opened Tuesday wilh Assislant Jackson County Counselor Slanley Chrislopher lelling Ihe courl lhal Ihe move would creat economic havoc in the Kansas Cily area. Air Force attorney Larry A. Boggs agreed thai Ihe move of Ihe base lo Scoll Air Force Base near Belleville, 111., would cause problems for Ihe Kansas City area, bul he said the move was a special case because it louched on the stralegic interests of the United Stales. He also said Ihe move would save Ihe Air Force money. lors include dissolved oxygen content, bacteria counts, ammonia content and the acidity or alkalinity of the water. Gray said copies of the proposed amendmenls are available for public review al Health and Environmenl dislricl offices in Topeka, Wichila, Chanule, Dodge City, Hays and Salina. He said oral and wrillen testimony will be accepted at the hearing, and persons unable lo atlend may mail comments prior to Nov. 28. may lower the quality some. You also have lo watch out for lodging, or laying down of Ihe sorghum." Watson said it appeared thai in some northern Kansas areas, farmers may have to wait until the ground freezes before they can get into Ihe fields. A lighl slorage silualion had been predicled for Ihe fall harvest because elevators already were almost two- thirds full from bountiful 1976 and 1977 wheat harvests. The fall harvest of corn, soybeans and sorghum in Kansas is predicted lo exceed 400 million bushels. The silualion was compounded by a spol shorlage of rail hopper cars to carry Ihe grain from counlry elevalors to lerminal elevalors; and to Gulf port points. The now- settled longshoremen's strike at Gulf ports lied up rail car Iraffic, Kansas elevator operalors were lold. "There hasn'l been any problem wilh rail cars, we jusl haven'l gotten any," said Ronald Griffith of the Smilh Cenler Co-op in norlh-cenlral Kansas. "We have 61 on order righl now. The Smilh Cenler elevalor has had 120,000 bushels of milo piled oulside Ihe slruclure for almosl Ihree weeks, Griffilh said. Kennelh Pagel of Ihe Lebanon Grain and Feed Co. said farmers in his area have been piling Ihe milo on their farms. The company's two elevalors have been filled since Oct. 22. "We've had four cars since then," he said. "I don'l think anybody has gotten what they wanted." Jim Barry of the Interslale Commerce Commission's regional office in Forl Worth, Texas, said Ihe rail car shorl- age has occurred in cerlain areas of Ihe eighl-slale region, bul nol to Ihe exlenl of Ihe shortages i{ 1973 and 1974. "Wean 'ust moving quite a bii of grain, ' he said. There's been a shorlage of hopper cars for quile some time because 'he carriers haven't bought enough lo keep up with a changeover to bulk shipments." UNDER THE FARMLAND INSUFIANCl We are a Professional Company looking for a Professional Person to offer an excellent Insurance sales and service career opportunity. 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