Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 11, 1971 · Page 3
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Del Rio, Texas
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Sunday, April 11, 1971
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Hunting Helps DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD. Sunday, April 11,1971-3A CONSERVATION AWARD-Bert Slater of San Antonio, left, district governor for Lions International, presents a placque on behalf of the Brackettville Lions to C.L. "Bill" Orr of Brackettville for being selected as the Outstanding Conservation Rancher of the West Nueces-Las Moras Soil and Water Conservation District for 1970. At right is Charlie Ward, secretary of the Brackettville Lions Club and secretary of the SWCD. TOP CONSERVATIONIST Bill Orr Gets Ranching Award Special to the News-Herald BRACKETTVILLE-C.L. "Bill" Orr of Brackettville has been selected _ as the Outstanding Conservation Rancher of the West Nueces-Las Moras Soil and Water Conservation District for 1970 by the District Directors. He was presented a placque in recognition of this award by the Brackettville Lions Club recently at a Ladies Night Program in Brackettville. Bert Slater, District Lions Governor from San Antonio, made the presentation to Orr in behalf of the Brackettville Lions. Bob Walkup, district conservationist of the Soil Conservation Service of Brackettville, reviewed with the members and other guests present -the conservation program that Orr is carrying out on his ranch that resulted in,, his being selected as" .the .^University. ,of, ^"exas . w$h ,.a Outstanding Conservation Bachelor of "Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He his wife own and 3,131-acre ranch this method of brush control with shredding of the regrowth brush. Orr runs •°—a-— cow-calf, ewe-lamb operation on his ranch. He is also quite conscious of the needs of his wildlife. He has left acres of brush for the wildlife to have food and cover. He also has several quail feeders on the ranch. Orr is interested in the improvement of his better grasses on his ranch as well as introduced grasses. He has a small area that is devoted to plantings of approximately 20 different species that he has established to see which are adapted to his ranch. He is also cooperating with the Texas Extension Service by having chemical brush control plots on his ranch. Orr is « 191 a graduate of the Rancher. Orr and operate a wnich is located just east of Brackettville on Highway US 90. Orr and his father bought the ranch in 1926. Orr has been a cooperator with the District since 1956. He started living on the ranch in 1961 and has been operating the ranch since then. He has applied all the planned practices on his conservation plan, which consists of deferred grazing, proper grazing use, brush control and range seeding. He started his brush control program in 1964 and a four pasture rotation system in 1969. He was one of the first in the district to use the raking and stacking method of brush control. He has followed up on worked for the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company for 42 years, having worked in Gulf, Texas, for 10 years and at Newgulf, Texas, for 32 years. He also supervised the construction of plants in Mexico and western Canada. He served for one year in the Navy during World War I and taught for one year at the Aviation Ground School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Texas. He is or has been a member of various engineering societies, one being the Engineering and Scientific Society and the 40 Acre Club in Austin. He is a member of the Rotary Club and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. Mrs. Orr is very active in the local garden club and was a leader in Girl Scout work for many years. She ran the library in Newgulf for 30 years. "Mr. Orr sets a very good example of practicing good ranch management and conservation practices for his neighbor ranchers and others to see. He still has a cover of grass left on most of his range, even though we have been * experiencing a very sevetft, drought for the past six months," Walkup said. In accepting the award Orr gave credit to all the good help that he has received, especially to his former foreman Bill McBee and his present foreman Stanley Fox. Drought Times AUSTIN (AP) - White-tailed deer in the brush country of South Texas are In better physical condition in areas where hunting pressure was heavy during the past hunting season, according to Texas Parks and wildlife Department biologists. Biologist Bob Weber of Carrizo Springs said the deer herds in areas where limited hunting took place, such as in northern ZavalaCounty, are in poor condition. There has been some die- off in certain areas of South Texas, he said. Biologists point out that hunting pressure is a valuable aid in deer management to keep the herds from overpopulating be- yound the carrying capacity of the range. This harvest was even more important than usual this year because of the extremely dry conditions which took a toll on forage. Hog Cholera Being Checked HOUSTON (AP) - A team of federal Inspectors are in Houston to check a hog cholera epidemic. Infected animals are killed and the owners are compensated at market value. Dr. H. Q. Sibley of the Texas commission said that for the week ending last Friday the state paid out $5,706 in indemnities with all the cases being in the Houston area except for one in McLennan County (Waco). ^^ g %A^« • •_• • Oous WittenDurg Heads Rq||ch R OUn dup Special to the News-Herald SAN ANGELO-Harvey Hartgrove, president of West Texas Boys Ranch has announced that well-known Southwest sheep producer and auctioneer Odus Wittenburg, has been named as 1971 Roundup Chairman or the Ranch. The annual Roundup will begin with the selection of Wagon Bosses to represent the Ranch in the vast West Texas area served by the 72 boy home. Wittenburg said he currently has 'about 20 of his Wagon Bosses lined up in as many counties, and hopes to have the slate of some 45 to 50 Wagon Bosses committed within two weeks. Plans are, to begin actively soliciting livestock and stock donations to Roundup immediately, with emphasis placed in the areas as stock are moved to market. Wittenburg stressed that because of the current range conditions the need for Ranch supporters to work harder Is even greater this year than ever before. ; Wittenburg said, "Those 72 boys need our help due to the very conditions that exist for the average stockman. Boys Ranch has had to market then- small sheep herd due to lack of feed, and urgently needs donations of any kind to be able to continue providing everyday living essentials. Cash or livestock will be gratefully accepted," Wittenburg continued. A well known Southwestern auctioneer, Wittenburg is now a sheep producer with his headquarters at Wittenburg Livestock Farm in San Angelo. He has been interested in. West Texas Boys Ranch for many years and stated that he welcomes the opportunity to serve as 1971 Roundup Chairman. '• ; Wittenburg was bom March 8, 1934, in Lometa in Lampasas County and was raised there and in Concho and Val Verde Counties. He has headquartered in San Angelo the past five years after spending 12 years traveling six southwestern states as a licensed auctioneer. He said he started auctioneering when he was about 7 years old. Right now he does approximately five special registered sheep sales Weekly Livestock CHICAGO (AP) - Slaughter steers and slaughter heifers were generally strong to 50 cents higher per hundredweight at the Chicago Stockyards this week. Cattle receipts for the abbreviated week totaled 10,700 head, compared with 13.000 the previous week and 15,800 head in the corresponding week of 1970. There were no sheep receipts. Prime 1,160 to 1;325 pound slaughter steers sold at 35.25 to 35.75 but one load of 1,225 pound topped at 35.90, which was the highest price paid for cattle here since June 1969. High choice and prime 1.100 to 1,350 pound went at 34.25 to 35.25 and mixed good and choice realized 32.00 to 33.00. High choice and prime 950 to 1,150 pound slaughter heifers commanded 32.75 to 33.50 and choice 825 to 1,025 pound sold at 31.50 to 33.00. TRUF VALIM" THtJF VALUE IHUE VAI UE &JPST White Urges Vote By Mohair Growers Music in the Air Special to the News-Herald AUSTIN—Commissioner John C. White of the Texas Department of Agriculture, noting that Texas mohair producers have sold more than 120 million pounds of mohair in the last five years valued at more than $60 million. Answer to Previous Puzile . ACROSS 1 Pan Alley 4 Kind of concert (pi.) 8 organ 12 Individual 13 Indolent 14 In a line 15 Possessive pronoun 16 Odious 18 Certain game of chance 20 Domestic slaves 21 Stripling 22 Ireland 24 Friends (Fr.) property : 37 Row 39 Conclusions 40 College official 41 Feminine nickname 42 Grieve 45 Tales 49 Guileful 51 Epoch 52 Retain 53 Decoy, for instance 54 Trangression 55 Strays 56 Members of a certain fraternity 26 Shield bearing 57 child 27 Tibetan urial 30 Highest vocal part (pi.) 32 Incorporated in a roster 34 Take into the stomach 35 Undivided 36 Dower DOWN 1 Drudgery 2 Preposition 3 Very young birds 4 Heaped 5 Smell 0 Game participant 7 Coterie 8 Antiquated 9 Press 10 CartigalLnous fruit 11 Female sheep (Pi.) 17 In this matter IgJTestbythe tongue 23 Sicker 24 Sour substance 25 Hand (Italian) 26 Anatomical openings 27 Most miserly 28 Group of elephants 29 Fruit drinks 31 Belgian seaport 33 Western cattle 38 Animate 40 Falls in drops 41 Biblical lawgiver 42 Masculine nickname 43 Heavy blow 44 Employer 46 Certain Asiatic 47 Silkworm 48 Pluck (slang) 50 Island (Fr.) expressed hope Saturday that mohair growers will vote April 19-30 in the Mohan- Referendum that has been called by the Secretary of Agriculture. "Mohair fiber is an important Texas commodity. It has a vital place in our state's I agriculture economy and it behooves Texas mohair growers to support and continue to improve their industry," White declared. The Commissioner said the referendum is being held in order that producers can determine approval of a proposed new agreement between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Mohair Council of America. "The Council has initiated outstanding promotional programs for this Texas product in its four short years of operations. The Texas Department of Agriculture is| 'pleased to have had the opportunity to cooperate with the Mohair Council on numerous promotional projects which has brought considerable recognition to, our state and to Texas mohair producers," White said. The referendum will be conducted by county ASCS ] offices by mail, White said. Make your lawn sparkle this year Simply spread new SUPER TURF BUILDER on your lawn and enjoy the difference it will make. Super Turf Builder is the all-new fertilizer that replaces excess weight with extra greening power. Also contains plant-available iron for anemic soils. It feeds slowly and steadily, avoiding the wasteful surge growth that makes for extra mowing. Keeps grass greener longer too. Pick up a bag this weekend and enjoy a greener, sturdier lawn this year. 2,500 sq ft bag 5.45 ! 5,000 sq ft bag 9.95 7,500 sq ft bag 13.95 $3 off Scotts Spreader fN«wjpop*r,fn(«/pr;ii Ann.) DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD Del Rio, Texas 78840 Published each afternoon except! Saturday, and also Sunday Mornirig by Del Rio News-Herald, Inc. Second Class Postage paid at Del Rio, Texas. SUBSCRIPTION RATES-BV carrier in Del Rio*$2.10. By mail in town or out,of town- $2.10. Ben Woodson Publisher Dan Bus Editor Ima Jo FlMtwood .. Assoc. Editor Carlos Sotelo Bus. Mgr. Ralph N.Skelton Cir. Mgr. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or Corporation will gladly be corrected when such occurs in the columns of this newspaper arid are brought to thfl\atnntion of the management The Publisher is not responsible for copy omission, typographical errors, or any unintentional error that may occur other than, to make corrections after being brought to attention. Advertising accepted on / Sturdy steel spreader has dial-a-matic rate setting. Full 18 inch spreading width. New rust- resistant finish. Regularly $19.95—with any Scotts product $16.95. authorized CScOttSM retailer WSSELL HARDWARE 775-3502 506 E. Gibbs HARDWARE STORES ODUS WITTENBURG . .. Heads Drive per year, the biggest sheep sales in the State of Texas. "My travels in my sheep producing, buying, grazing, and marketing business restrict my time for auctioneering these days," Wittenburg said. "Several years ago in San Antonio, I was auctioneer at the largest horse sale ever held in the State of Texas at that time. "I got interested in sheep producing more intently during my years as an auctioneer, but actually I am a fifth generation sheep producer; as a matter of fact, my great great grandfather herded some of the first sheep to ever graze in Texas." Odus Wittenburg is married to the former Cynthia Lea McKetthen, and they have a 2V4 year old daughter, Chrissi Lea. He said that plans for the Roundup for Boys Ranch now include an early spring push, which is under way at the present, with a close out push in the fall to take advantage of livestock movement to market. :"^l >v,l K*?V ^.r K PM -^ axi protection at mi > . m • We Cover it All or any Part of it.... Whatever Your Insurance Needs See. ^ettiMVieL.-'U^aJiam. ; li :•:';» \ I*».•.!. i t ..r

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