Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on May 31, 1936 · Page 25
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THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas PAGE FIVE 1 CARELESS FARMING IS HIT — FALLOWING URGED ®- Plans to adapt the agricultural conservation program to special needs of the "dust bowl" area and other parts of the Southwest thrcnt- . ened by drought wore announced recently by H. R. Tolloy, actiiiR administrator of the Agricultural Adjustment administration. • .Farm land conservation in the area which has been swept by frequent dust storms, is to be encouraged by several features of the t program, Including one which tier- mils cultivated summer-fallowing to be given a soil conserving classification in counties where such classification Is recommended by the State Agricultural Conservation committee. Mr. Tolley said that the Agricultural Adjustment administration believes that the conservation program as executed in the dry area of the Southwest will: (1) Provide farmers with a measure of crop Income insurance. (2) Increase the supply of food and feed by substituting crops that arc resistant to drought for soil depleting grains that arc destroyed by dry weather. (3) Conserve the soil by encouraging crop and practices that result in the retention of moisture * and the protection of the soil from wind erosion. In the drier parts of Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mcx- * ico and certain other states, approved summer-fallowing and listing are used to protect the soil 'against wind erosion, and to conserve moisture. Hence while summer-fallow is ordinarily classified as a "neutral" land use—that is, as neither soil conserving nor soil depleting—in these areas it may, on recommendation of state committees, be classified as soil conserving, when properly done. Such classification is subject to the approval of the Secretary, and in order to receive it, approved methods of summer-fallow recommended by state committees on the basis of scientific data, must be used. In addition, alternate strips of sorghum and fallow will be consid - ered 1 as a soil conserving practice in designated counties in the dry area if the • stalks are left on the Jand as a protection against wind 'erosion and may be substituted .- acre for acre to meet the requirements for soil converving crops. jJ Other soil conserving practices ' approved for the area suffering from lack of moisture are planting all the land to sorghum and leaving it on the land or the restoration of crop land to native pasture if it is contour listed and sufficient natural cover is maintained to insure protection ngainst wind erosion. Another requirement is Uint no sto;:k be allowc;! to graze on the land. "As a further protection for the region which h:ts suffered so severely from wind erosion." Dr. Tolley said, "county committees will l.'nvn the authority to refuse to certify lor payment producers who In their opinion have bra) so negligent awl careless in their farming practices that their farms have become a wind erosion Iw/ard to their communities." Oilier soil conservation practices for the so-called dust bowl region arc under consideration by the Agricultural Adjustment administration. These will vary to meet special needs of the states and areas in the region where wind erosion is an important problm. Drought and normal summer dryness make it difficult and sometimes impossible for farmers to plant soil-conserving crops in the drier parts of the Southwest. These are the very areas where it is most important that steps be taken to conserve the soil and reduce or prevent wind erosion. Only a few crops are adapted to this region and none of them are legumes. This makes it imperative that crops and practices which will conserve moisture and keep the wind from destroying the top soil be designated as soil conserving. Ca-reful preparation of the soil for the accumulation of maisture as a first step in planting legumes and cover crops will be encouraged. The substitution of soil conserving practices for soil depicting acreage would, Mr. Tolley pointed out, insure some income to producers. This, he added, was a form of crop income insurance against continuation of weather which would result in no harvest or very limited yields. In states and counties where, upon recommendation of state committees and with approval of the Secretary, approved summer-fallow is classed as soil conserving, producers may become eligible for the Class I or soil conserving payment by shifting land from soil-depleting crops to approved summer-fallow, within the maximum limits of the program, or in most instances up to 15 per cent of the soil depleting base. Producers who shift a part of their soil depleting base to other approved soil conserving practice? also would be eligible for the con- FinestHotel GOQ Rooms $2. and up HERRING HOTEL Where a Real Welcome Awaits You New Clubhouse Here One of Best in Section One of the ncwsl and most ideally arranged clubhouses in West Texas is that of the Pampa Country club, pictured above. It overlooks the sporty 18-hole golf course. serving payment up to the maximum limit set. If a fnrmrr had a base acreage of 200 acres of wheat and 100 acres of cultivated summer-fallow, it would bo possible for him to increase his summer-fallow by 15 per cent of 200 acres, or 30 acres, and receive the Class I or soil conserving payment for this shift in acreage. He would then have 130 acres of cultivated summer-fallow. This would establish a total soil building allowance for that farm of $130, which would be the maximum that the farmer could earn as the Class II payment through adopting approved practices in handling his land. SHRINE IN ALAMO In the Alamo, historic shrine of Texas' revolution, at San Antonio, there stands a memorial shaft to its fallen heroes, erected as the gift of natives of the province of Nagslilno,> Japan. BOOT HILL - (Continued from Page 4) time he was killed, rushed into the old James and Bast Equity Bar and informed Frank Valley and Fred Chilton, also cronies of King, of the tragedy. Immediately the two men deserted the gambling tables at which they were seated and demanded their 'irons' irom Button Griffith, the bartender with whom they had been checked in obedience to the standing order of Sheriff Jim East that all shooting equipment be checked upon entering any saloon. Woodruff, meanwhile had retreated to his own living quarters, a 'dobo' house on the outskirts of the town. It was to this retreat that he was followed by Valley and Chilton. Awakened by the . firing, Jess Sheets, proprietor of the Dirty Shame Cafe, so dubbed by the more jovial of its following rushed into the street in his night cloth- ing. Mistaking the identity of Sheets for Woodruff or to square a long account of poorly cooked meals—local chroniclers are at odds on the mailer—Valley stopped short and fired point blank into the bewildered face of the little Cfiting house proprietor. Expressing polite regret over the death of Sheets, the messengers of vengeance then strode on lo the home of Woodruff who had by this lime barricaded himself within the flimsy walls of his living room.. Valley and Chilton had commenced firing round after round of lead into the 'clobe shack 1 when Woodruff, realizing that he hrid but one avenue of escape, shol bolh Valley and Chillon dead in their tracks. Reviving in his fast ebbing strength from time to time with sips of the fiery liquor which had been originally intended as a token of affection for Rocking Chair Emma, Woodruff crawled through the grass over a mile and a half to a ranch house of a friend, Theodore Briggs, who cared for him while the friends of King searched in vain for the fugitive. Next day the'bodies of Ed King, Frank Valley, Fred Chilton and James Sheets were wrapped in their saddle blankets and hauled In the LS chuck wagon to the fast growing cemetery on the hill. Franz Josef was a harmless, rotund litllc German peddler who picked up an honest penny here and there among the scattered dwellers of the plains by hawking the grotesquely assorted stock of wares with which he wended his cherrily unobtrusive way from ranch house to ranch house. No man in the plains country was bctler known or more widely liked than the red faced little man who was often the butt of rude jest or jocular physical punishment. It was no secret wilh Ihe liltle 'sheeney' merchant — everyone who spoke with an accent other than the accepted drawl of the southwest was a 'sheeney' in those days—that he had left his homeland in the dead of night to escape from the unjust oppression of a militar- islic system which failed to take into account Franx, Josef's desire for worldly goods. Sitting up to many a campfirc. the' guest of the cowboys. Fraiw JoscT had regaled his hosts with talcs of a faraway home and had expressed the ambition of one day bringing his wife and little one to the land of promise. i Dreams of the future for this hardy, cheerful pioneer were rudely brought to an end one winter nigftt in the public sleeping quarters ot the Last Chance Wagon Yard, where he was spending one of his infrequent nights under shelter. This Catfish Kid. so named because of his protruding lips, and an arch killer the name of Bozeman, shot the little man as he slept and divided the meager horde in his money belt which was one day to have served as transportation to America for his children. So incensed was the citizenry at the foul deed that searching parties scoured the surrounding canyons and river bottoms for clays without finding the culprits. A friend with literary aspirations inscribed the following epitaph on a pine board, "Here lies a good hombre killed by a couple of dirty ." And so might the list continue through the long lanes of untended graves. This little neglected plot contains Ihe bones of many an il- lustrious hero whose acts of loyalty to friend or cause, ended In svAll demise, whose exploits will perhaps forever go unsung. 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