The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 10, 1973 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, June 10, 1973
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FACTS EDITORIAL Water quality a tedious job I'm Just Standin' andWaitin'!" In Ihe space of a few years, citizens have bwn n remarkable influence on the condition of the environment, and much of this is merely by showing awareness and concern. Recently, their attention has caused the Texas Water Quality Board to set higher standards sis near-future goals for the San Bernard and Brazos River. It has been a decades-long process to get these streams cleaned up. It was done in a series of step*, jn- volving people, state and federal government, cities and in dustry. A great deal of progress has been made, and now the state gets down to the most tedious and expensive part of improving water quality - the individual For the Brazos, the work goes back long before the TVVQB or tin- Ki'A existed. U was perhaps t\vo decades back that cities near the mouth began getting letters from the State Health Depl. insisting on a more adequate sewage treatment plant. The effort had begun many years before But rather than tackle the whole state, and nsk having the cities band together in resistance, they had brought pressure on one city after another, starting far up in thtr head\vaters. and working their way down to the mouth With this achieved, the state had effectively reduced the magnitude of both the problem and the probable opposition Industry was next, ami its complexity made the probtem more difficult. Here, the matter of public image had about as much influence on progress as governmental pressure If people were concvm«J. a rxi showed it. U was worth the effort by rmu-b «? industry to develop the technology to cope with waste controls And the people of the cities were more in a position to show cojivern in mat snoM were newly forced into financing the means of complwixv BRUCE BIOSSAT Now many »i the larger industries have perfected controls that deal with their wastes at least as effect iveljt as eilies do for theirs. As UK? numbers of those with poorly- cotitrwIltKt wastes are ralucwi, the state agencies and public opinion can concentrate more effectively on the rest That still leaves a great deal of poUvtiml for pollution, ittid getting at i! Ls going to l,v a piiirtsiaking process that will take years, if it's possible at all In the drainage basin of any strtMni. the i-fllm-nt of any septic tank that isn't working properly will eventually end up in tftit stream, by way of held runoff, ditch, and finally river Toxic dust from agricultural spray can accumulate in tite Braiut fnun hutKlreib of mttc* upstrvaui For the Brazos, iso pollution is permanent damage. Periodic fkxxb wash it clean, and Uu-rv's the chancv to start over The. San Bernard IA less capable of clmivstng itself. It is Xttttt,,>&*••- . s on such ;i river that thx- stiite R//<J/M£CC must begin the stow work oi houM--by- UV -' J "' C «*J TIIK Comment and Opinion Fr*«fM»t. Tt «** *"»nd«* Jun*|», 1*73 »J3S»SSS^^ ANDERSON MflW?r<X>*OUND Nixon administration The Clam-up Club' WASHI W «p(Mr<rtti!y A4znitaS«.W«!te«i r'tautjwm! •a house control of septa- Sank w; And this proittbly must br dor*? in twik-r to nuvt the contact-recreation standards Uwl rvsijdvnts latHied t>» Kven mare vulnerable to pollution are the coastal li^kvuus Some of Shvsc Iwve great beauty Hut tule acJwJi can't rtush them out, their basin* art- too small in count on tlwxl action to clean them out. ami the consj»U*»:cv •if thv soil ;»long tfx-ir banks is the least suitable for N*-piu- tank ,-f Why dollar sliding on world markets? B» A ,VKW VOKK 'Ai' ra. ihf ifev to tx »nr*i Itut Kf.J».TU&4 fin-fur.*: M*. H if we're tit pre>n.'f,i- Uw quality the job done wlvn !!».• mus may Ix- coltcclivels the largest remaining detriment to water k{unlitv thj! it t» Wnwt ic ! txttAtft (a^w bwlimi* Hs. -»ho («l UK rfcOs.- t. ffbcv-J but wfec . lit (5H ktJiJvr 4 prwntw?. tftr Ajii.** M ;t/f<a»is. iirii!Si«tf ••it,", !/ur turtitntt. Is 4 «{fH;'* White mi»s ABwrKun't tni&t h^t-r tasty * va^W* 1 tviis-Ji oi irawnrwf ! p tutv^uw of tt« ticciise. sbem? who travvt '.» !ht« juttuiwt wtM mccucfrr It* stall SS« «jjft i»n)UM!/V .rtfe Site »)il 6 1* *SSssi«»w» « H 4» '» *t S*»«ss to «s« (i-tttt txiti by ** IWic. Hfcjun.. B..WW- ^»*«n !»..«*• }• Connolly nixed, governors' view leo !.V (<nf lingj iha! (ft* V 5, a w tram { i>MtA«i to trijii^r-nj Mv««o xttt ta e ft st* tfe* the (wnt.Warkt W*f U pened, siw Early signab have Ibeir dangers, but there are strong iadkalioos from at UrasS a third of the Republican govtrtwrs at this national governors' conference Jbai pr\-wdenUal adviser John B. OatiaUvtruy be on a serious dowralid* as a IS76 GOP presidential prospect Sorne of Ihe Kfpubbcaa vtiffam httt? thumbs down oo Connaily nght no* and question that his outlook canjraprave A check of GOP governors io states, including major m aae*. puu the finger on two " problems that are believed " to pose fresh difficulties tor the former Treasury secretary and Tetas governor. recently converted to the GOP side One ts tin rw. link to BI»SS,\T President Nuwi a* a persacal consultant. wwconced in a snull office in the Executive O/fice Building, wherr ihe President himself spends far more time than w his formal White House office. The judgment of gov ernor* questioned ti dat any close tte to (he Ntxon adnuiustratkn in this time of endlessly unfolding Watergate disclosures spells automatic trouble To the extent, if any, thai the President nin»»elf is hereafter shown lo have had early knowledge of Watergate and tu have taken part in Uw c*lebraled cwer-up b> White House officials, ConnaUy'* handicap i* enlarged All of U>e earlier Nuww utUrraiscts commeatJag favorably upon the forceful, attractive Texan are BO* seta as crippling BERRY'S WORLD 817 !3 ft* U.-VO ff «-MttuitBi( «>. ».«j«t HJS *-rj (.4* tar. ralts-r Ihjrs h*Jp(u! The jwonrf danxagic^ f*i-!er » (ivji. 0,1 Its? WalrrJ!..- iffatr »nl*-rw. r«uw(l>'.« )g* j* 4 13 («•!! by COf goveroon So' nwkr fciro highly vulnrrable !o a.».saul! oo (hit jpccw! score Alrea(f> hurtlul coJuranu tiiv b«cn »«r« tctvttntwd to I* fcefej in tu IrjdKtoruJJy ticwrd 4% »n ovvrfvcctl currtncy TV And «h«! toon rent/oi AwuntJ*- CAv (i^Jjr f4lii. tftr r the -open. ' \AmuaMrttitm ban rts«Bt *»?•«•»» HAL ^ U Tne gcrvernof* I Ulkcd to Ri employed uortfa like "harniful ' to chanrterue tfcij jjpt-ct n< CortraSiy'i jt»-.rrT»r, A! tfw ,. ii rly bvf ore a <)y*stMiO c««W be frannti An jnle lo an f&iitm gmemnr find* Mr NUJXI'S ne-* relunrr upon the Te*an irxT'.iditl? jj!»>tr,s3 ihe faackdn>p MA exprci hi* rse* advtwr rote lo mlnd „ , hmkmj8 , hf , W-" 1 * T 1 "! «» to k« ordw in the 'Double talk' and what it all means PAUL HARVEV NEWS Brief admission is need in Watergate pnvare U^l and busiam «w»:ulwm TV p-,de«c a cwtiwng liul Ihe T '" ! ° (>fOV1 t*t *>*> f/Kd SO Shot* J.Vild <rf Wl* 10 (h* i-hevjtaut Sir* >»sJ«rdjy advantage m the cwnbal over Wa!«g»lu In M, duu^j. U,,,,^^. Mi .Nu have Mm/iced hu urtwr (oat rf touaUy w h« m«l favored f h«« ! - , t . c.vct)H!ihoutihe»«liite»ld«rvvlcip<iMfnU. C«waHy *« u«dcr «, M | .irw to f.nd - f !j! ,** ukbu » h hlnl - w! ' ,»» a '^ contender far ihr nc« MM iMw ||u pwtliM. OOP ne»«mw.» man wJlwii* real W " Vrjh. iijtr !«rB : ji,|[ to JMl ICO "Ves. tfwrt • t» A*)fc< lh4 d«l >ou A lot o< good The? c«jld )«M m 4 (i*{d e<»« and a* a ,V !»/J h, l.L« | <x>o4 on Watitrgott. tatte don!" B followed in rjch can* by what he actually ihought - ronil de™« the future «.!»• o| lh« P»«»«ft>.>wro««rUaniwuH" Huff „•» ,„ C4ih . ,- u ^ ^ ,„,„,, "| v« nevw t**n owl wilh 4 N/d group More. If. quite " i»l «v« w good IwAinjj gjrl m ihe crowd' ' J«*4 ».t )w *»y, therr ar* even all brr tnoocy can I buy ' llul wish all Ih* Ihinip tht-t$at. *fc»J dwa the with Ihe other thi^ifj jn>-*a> ' "Would you rraBy divorce w* if r»et caught KM: cheating on >ou' ' If | »cr* Mjre you *ouW. fd (««<! cartful "We wouldn't haur fci« rtghl. . if '*t had named the tab? after my other *ur,t than >ou " So Un'l i! about ism* you m»dc o«t a IMTK will. Aunty thcsr S'o I'rt»iiJ*r,t of ih* t. nJlfd Suif» KJI dared employ pqlrnlj*ll) IUrr> Truia»n and. twfor* htm. •r UVUMO MAUOY to io No land shortage »diwftM»i»lw«i wjlli ">««•' and "no V and unmuukably msantR|lul Mlt» phf-aw* and if» jihorklng - but rvfrcuhing IJ (hr> »w* twrwtiro** muUkm Ifeej We may U in danger of running out of a 1<H of tlungj, but Und ua'l or* o< !h*m n*re an- more than two billum acr« of land in the Uniltd SUilet, mutt & n agricultural Agriculture will continue lo be the dominant u*e of the land, and u Mpocted to account for more than half oi (he total area in (he year 2000, According to Land L'i* Digwi, citing • irfudy l>> U>* Kconomic Research Senkt, Ite way th« Land U u*«d hu remained pretty much the tame unce IUSO: Cropland Ukia jtbtiut a fifth (A the land, grutiand and pwture and range ttbout a fourth. foTEalldAd ahoul an eighth and »a.M«Und another eighth Actually. -«e need t**i Und fir food and fiber Ucau*e erf greatly inrreaMd agrtcultural productivity By the end of the century. *ome 213 million acre*, or 10 per cent of the nation'* totfll acreage, U expected in I* in nonagncultural u*e While urban arcaj hav« doubled in population »inee IS60. U»e> ttill occupy «oly 1 i per cent o( total land area A ghost on the go Truro»«'» "Th« buck ttnfa her*' " to the J.OOO word* it took Mr NUon rwx to »j) the tame thing Uut April JO and it'» na *w»4*r «h* n*» iurvcyt *h«w tno»I rcmata unconvinced thcy'ie toid the wfaok truth II you k*v« lh« U*)cr Ut«u4g« gut *»*« you re«*H ih* W»lrr|al« gpy ttary. it i ixx really worthy of all the Atucttec it'* gc((ui( It t *n tmpr««4v« c*»< but • thin piot you'd haw lo »tr*lrb lik* fvcr>(lnng to fill a half hour on TV It t the tiory of vom* guyt in * political campaign who decided their opporxoU were rwaily « bunch o< kooki. »o to find out what the kook* *er « up to, lh« »p> guy» did « very kooky thing thentMJvca. They ,l»ltned in on the cppcttHkn'* , , WHO WA THAT TutfllKD MK* W1|l^ AU. f»K,HIKI) fT. PKTKK SAID 'MASTER THK MULTTTUDBS SlfHKOUND Vof AND I'KESS UPON you- BUT JRSVS SAID. WMEONK TOUOIKD 3HK. roll I PtRCklVE T»MT Pf>srKH FORTH PHOM ME •'• t* 5 V ? From Fart EiizabrUi, South Africa. c«»«* a report that a ghcwi i* hauntlag the N«u law CutrU Buikuog to that city. According to the newspaper Ok OtterUg, UK apparition it that «f * l pouc«m*n and OM U the pUct» it hajt twen wgbled In to • public rotiroom Weil, M they lay la cclopuam bu, »b«o you |oU« ghc*t, you gott4 ght#«. And they got caught •( it To m«k« it more «c«taj fw TV - or (or ;« n<rw»rtwd«r - you have to tmagtaf >Mfl>e dftodwUM, dock tad4agji*My{M { mwUcgi by piuten ta dait glAMn tit UM rows* of diw Ut THE BRAZOSPOUT FACTS

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