Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 4, 1963 · Page 12
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12 THE PAMPA DAILV NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1963 SGtH VfcAW KENNEDY'S AULD SOD HOMESTEAD—John Brian O'Kennody far left, and Nicholas Flavill tour the "Kennedy Homestead," in New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland H is from this dwelling that President Kennedy's great-grandfather is "said to have emigrated to the United States in the 1800s. Citizens of New Ross hope the President may visit the village during a scheduled stopover in Ireland during his European trip in June. Gross Income Country Mile 'Ain't What it Used To Be" SheS!ackee3 ' By MICHAEL KRAFT j WASHINGTON (UPI) - T h e ! country mile, like the dollar,! seems to have shrunk a bit our-' ing the past 200 years, according to a top government surveyor. | A recent survey of the historic Mason-Di.xon line indicated that a mile went farther during Colonial days. i The men who laid out the boun- \ dary between Maryland and Delaware in 1764 and 1765 used a measure that was about 10 to 12 feet longer than the present-day mile. These figures came from B. J. Meade, chief of the Triangulation branch of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey. (CG&S). The federal agency resurveyed the Mason-Dixon line, popularly considered the dividing line between the n o r t.h and south, during 1961 and 1962. "Since measurements in the original (colonial) surveys are fairly consistent, there is some indication that the length of the foot 200 years ago was longer than thai today." Meade said in a paper delivered recently to the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He later told UPI that measurements by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon seemed to tally with distances laid out by other Colonial surveyors. This discounted the possibility that only Mason and Dixon used measuring chains that were too long, he said. Meade figured the Colonial foot was about one-fourth of an inch longer than the modern version. In laying out the line, Mason and Dixon's men set up stone markers at what they thought were mile intervals. But the 1961 survey discovered that the markers were about one mile and 10 feet from each other. In so m e cases, the distance was a mile and 12 feet. Meade said that since the errors were fairly consistent, distances must not only have seemed longer in Colonial days but were also measured that way. In short, a person running a mile would have to go at least 1(1 feet longer if he was going by Colonial standards. Overall, the government survey had praise for the Colonial surveyors. Meade said Mason and Dixon showed "an amazing degree of accuracy," considering the instruments available 200 years ago, Although the markers were farther apart than they should be, they were not significantly out of line, he said. The Mason-Di.xon line during the pre-Civil War days was the boundary between slave and free states. Mason and Dixon, two English astronomers, made the survey when the Pennsylvania and Maryland colonies decided to settle their boundary dispute. Se-. era! years after the survey, Delaware was formed from t h e three lover couniies of Penn>\l- vama. The Imp then became the Mar} land-Delaware boundary. The new survey wns made by CGiS when Maryland and Delaware officials agreed to restore and maintain die historic markers along the border. Only 15 of the mile markers were found nursing from the 87-mile long line, Meade said. BUYS BLACKSTONE HOTEL FORT WORTH (UPD-Malcolm Devers. the new owner of the 22- story, 300-room Blackstone Hotel, said Sunday he paid mote than SI million for the building. The hole! was built in 1929 by the late C A O'Keefe. j WASHINGTON (UPI) — Despite a boom in production and consumption of poultry and eu.es ; thc la.st 10 years, gross farm income from these commodities has taken a shellacking. In a review of the poultry ;md egg situation, the Agriculture Department ft/ports that gross farm income from poultry and eggs in the -IS contiguous states in 1%2 was S3.3 billion. This compares with gross income of $3.6 billion in 1052. Gross income is made up of cash ttveipts plus the \al- ue of honic consumption. ; Between 1952 and 1%2. broiler ' production increased 16.1 per cent; turkey numbers went up 55 per cent; egg output jumped S per cent; and product ion of farm chickens declined \'.\ per cent. 'But because of sharply lower prices for e«ch of the commodities, gross income from eggs and farm chickens was down a quarter billion dollars each, essen'ial- ly unchanged for turkeys, and up only $300 m.Hion for broilers. Gross Income Iru'onip by p:ri!uct in l r ;t'2 was 1 Fees, $1 $ h:!':on: brmltr>. SI biii.nr.. U:rixe; ;. S',00 mi;; on and Inrm chic!.ens, SluO in:l,.on. The Departrii"n: said that between 1052 and lOtVJ, gross income from poultry and egi:s increased in only 12 of the 4S states, eight of these states were in the south and southeast and included- Arkanst?, LIVI:-Iana. Mississippi Alabama, Georgia. Florida. Sou'h Carolina and North Carolina. The other four were M'i.n<\ '''htotnia, Marsland and Arizona. The Department said prices to producers for brc.lers and turkeys in lOR'J re-bounded sharply ; from the extremely depressed 'levels ol I'dil Bui eijt; prices. , which were relatively fa 1 , nrable in I 1961, were lower in 1%2. BARBECUE BELLOWS (FGRVX4R FIREPLACE ,TOO TACK TOGETHER 1 PIECES OF 1" PINE AND CUT TO SHAPE CUT TOP PIECE HERE AND MOUNT HINGE G LUE TO BOTTOM BORE % HOLE -TAPER NOZZLE SMAU SQUARE OF PLYWOOD OLUEDTO LEATHER^FLAP BRASS TAB 1" SQUARES - TEMPOCAPV CUT PAPER ^y) 5" BRACE PATTERN FOR LEATHER- USE SOFT, UNC3LAZED CALF-GLUE AND TACK. FIT BAND AROUND HINQE POLJKJD HANDLE BEFORE FIMISHINQ LIP AND SAVE lly. the Oepaimieni estimate, e^j; production this year will I" 1 tiiiuui I hi 1 sanii 1 as las!. Pnuluc lion \\ as down -hiMiiU in the \ear. and u placement clink : ens little changed in number, , lending into the spcnnd hall of ! the year, and replacement chi| ckens lnrle charmed ;n munlier, monthly egg production probably • will exceed that of a vear earlier. It's wronn to suhieri vuir guests 10 an evening of television unless they 1 request it. Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Dnn'i he emharrassrri hv lor,.p [,hp tPfi'h slippinc. clropju,!.; ,,r v..-',i)ul•,-,',. when vrnj riii. i.ili. or l,,i. -|, i',.." spnnkJp a June FA.sjhl.TH ,m \,,:',r plnte> rills pi-,,, |,,-,u, : , r -u-s a remarkable SPP.M; ,,f ..ririid ru.iii.ri anrl spciirftv hv holrlin.; |,!.,t».s nnrf- firmly No -;un.niv _..»-•,• ,,,..,'.,. , '. , ; or fpe.lni?. It's iilkiillm-"/ iinii-.x-m , Get KASTEETH at any rtrurf < oun.cr. FOR BEAUTIFUL GIFTS! VISIT OUR REDEMPTION CENTER 318 N, CUYLER Quantify Rights Reserved - Prices Good Thru June 5 Cock of The Walk Sliced or Halves No. 2'/2 can Mayfair Whole Unpeeled APRICOTS A No. 2!/ 2 cans 5100 Del Monte PINEAPPLE JUICE 46 02. can 33 De! Monte Whole 303 size cans PEANUT B l I^PHFCEfc *% U I I ICK 3 lb>r Ashley 20-oz. (Carnation 1ATED MILK cans Sara Loo 12-oz. Size Wat or Maid ;< CAKE MIX Ideal Tas-tv ICE CREAM V: gal. Deep Chocolate — White—Veliow Devtls Food — Spies—Orange— — Fudge M arble—Cherry Supreme—C ocanut Suprise IDEAL THICK SLICED POTATO CHIPS Ib. pkg. *L\1! PI :;;->:-.-•.- Cloaiior I MR CLEAN I 1 : giant bfl. Rod Plum IPRESERVES 13 01. jar DOG FOOD 'HAIR SPRAZE can, plus tax Skin Cream NOXEMA large 6 oz. jar Lmii'liivm Moat MOR 12 oz. can Fresh Ground All Meat 3 !b. pkg. U.S.D.A. Grade A Whole SWIFT'S PfiEMlUM PROTEN . . > . Swift's Jewel SHORTENING can U9. NJo.1 Van Camp 30o Can PORK & BEANS .Morion's Frozen Parkerhouse ROLLS 1V2 Ib. pkg. BARECUE SAUCE 20 oz. jar Ibs. M;Hidalnv C'ni^hod PINEAPPLE 3 300 cans E n* A SlfiC ft* OT r*AMC illai "TUZ.0 CCt!l5 IDEAL

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