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l2.A^tmiOCIC AVALANCHE-JQURNAL-TKurtday Morning. April 3, 1975 ' .•-I'.SSSiiiSiSfe'i- 1 .^ •..-:• • " 'i * ——• • Rickover Says Defense Contracts Excessive "SEVERE TEST"—Defense Secretary James ScWesinger, at an unannounced news conference in Washington Wednesday, predicts that the South Vietnamese Army will undergo a "very severe test" in the Saigon area in 'the nc.xt 'M days. (AP Wirephoto) Basic 'Ingredients' In Healthy Growth Of Garden Named By ALIAN A. SWENSON N-P-K.N-P-K; that's the gar. den fertility song. It pays to remember it, because those letters stand for the Big Three — Nitrogen, Phosphorous. Potassium — Hie basic nutritional elements for plant growth. N is for nitrogen, the key ele mcnt for vegetative growth.' It promotes .strong IWCI AT1AM and healthy U'rUrAl IV/11 , ]lur Jouvcs. stalks, PlflHTFRS vvith iind stems. In """ * E * ^ phos fru-l. it's vital "•'•-• for all green- ICJH!' tissue. Nitrogen fosters I li e development of proteins, cell grow- ill - builders, in your plants. Without this es- , . Kcntial element you'll see yel- Jo wed i'oilage and stunted growth; plants become weak and susceptible to disease, especially under adverse wet-or- dry weather conditions. Too much nitrogen can also cause problems. Over-supply encourages excess leaf and stem growth at the expense of flower and fruit formation. VICTORY GARDEN Fourth In A Series Some people feel thai if X amount is good, they should double- or triple that. Not so! Here's a way to get free ni- fertilizer. Oui aJid relocate it, in useful form on their roots, from which it enters the soil, P is for phosphorous. It is vital for strong, prolific flower development, good fruit set .and seed production. Phosphorous also is required for proper development of plant sugars. You do want sweet-tasting squash, tomatoes, and corn, don't you? Then you should be toiiccrned the proper balance of . ;phurous, that sugar-cncoui'- ajring nutrient, in your soi!. Lack of phosphorous is easily spotted. Plants arc stunted and have a yellowed look. Now, this may appear remarkably like nitrogen-deficiency, but look again. The distinctive purplish color around edges of leaves and between leaf veins means phosphorous-deficiency. Equally important, though unseen, is the retarded root development when phosphorous is insufficient. Also, leaves may fall, plants may fail to flower. That's when things are really bad with your phosphorous supply. K stands for potassium. Actually, K-20 is the chemical expression for potash, for practical purposes the same as potassium. This basic ingredient promotes strong, healthy roots. Potassium, or potash, also helps in seed production. More important to you, it quickens maturity of ci-ops and may help in disease resistance. ! Potassium deficiency Is ( WASHINGTON (AP) - Adrn. Hyman G. Rickover testified Wednesday that hundreds of millions of dollars in excessive profits have been made on defense contracts. But, Rickover told a Senate- House Economic Committee, the Renegotiation Board which is supposed to recover excess profits from such contractors is inept and ineffective. Rickover, the Navy's top export on nuclear-powered ships, said defense firms are constantly filing unjustifed claims for extra payments from the Pentagon. He estimated at least 30 per cent of such claims are excessive. The admiral also had some unkind words for workmen in shipyards which build Navy vessels. He said they spend one-third of their time loafing, driving up costs drastically. Rickover offered a number of suggestions as to how to pre- vent some of the excess profits: —Put the Renegotiation Board under control of Congress, taking it away from the President. —Settle all claims for extra payments strictly on their legal merits, and not, on the basis of what might be needed to keep a company with large military business operating. —Enforce the law against false claims strictly, with prison terms for company officials convicted of making them. Sen. William Proxmirc, D- Wis., a long-time critic of the Renegotiation Board, endorsed all of Rickover's criticisms of the agency and added some of his own. Protfmire noted that the board has been without a chairman since last November and charged that President Ford has "failed to keep his promise to reinvigorate the Renegotiation Board." "The board has the potential for making a valuable contribution to the management of defense purchasing by reducing its costs and creating in- centives . for efficient operations," the senator said. "Unfortunately, the board has fallen far short of this goal." LSD Guilty Plea Nets Six Years James Critlenden, 19, of 2503- D Weber Drive was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday before 137th DisL. Judge Robert C. Wright, k) a charge of delivery of LSD. Crittenden's three-year probation received in August, 1972,on a passing a forged instrument charge was also revoked and Wright ordered that sentence to run concurrently with the six- year term. Crittenden this morning admitted selling 26 tablets of LSD to an undercover agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration in an incident Sept. 13, 1974. SELF HELP NKW YORK (UPI) — According to the American Newspaper Advertising Bureau, three of every four daily newspapers and eight of every 10 weekend papers use do-it- yourself editorial material. Of the dailies, about half say they carry it at least once a month, and half of the weekend papers, every week. However, Rex M. Mattingly, acting chairman of the board, testified that he understood Ford would make nominations for the two vacant positions on the agency soon. Mattingly said great strides had been made in getting the agency "back on tiie track of carrying out its primary functions of assuring the public that excessive profits on defense and space contracts are in fact being eliminated." Two accountants employed by the subcommittee, Woodliffe Jenkinson and Bernard Tres- cavage, testified that three leading defense contractors may have made large profits on •w4)ich little or no recovery was made by the Renegotiation Board in 1967, 1968 and 1969. They said their analysis indicated some of the companies made as much as 59 per cent on net 'worth, whereas the industry average was around J5 per cent. The- three companies were identified as Mobil Oil Corp., McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Northrop Corp. BIGELOW CARPET Quality Carpet For l»ss! PAUL GRAHAM CO. 1415 AVE. N 765-6607 related These essential fertiliser ingredients are available in vary-' 1 1 j- _^_ )'^~^~~» .'.-"'''^ \ "•i^""^ ; £a':-"^"'-"'-i ^'ii'-^iXSSr.'^fiSsfe'.vitif .. ____________ „ ..... __ provides funding for projects menu-;. Too much of any ele- originated by students which aru of importance to the objectives of the institute. Khotenberry will work- at the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., and will participate in formulating definitions and other endeavors by persons ad other endeavors by persons working in the area, of environmental psychology. He will compile a report for distribution to the institute's members and will establish a bibliography of applicable publications to be made available through the in- stil te's documents division. amoums of nitrogen. Cer'ain plants, called legumes — c-lo- w ?"- Also - • f| ' ult stil is I"' 0 '' I ver. alfalfa, peas, beans. s'..v- j "''I?" |)0ta.sh is low. Ix-ans. vclch, other relutcct Tht ' sc t**™^ f^-tii.^r in. plants — draw nitrogen from the air in their daily life cycles. Ilucause of certain bacteria on tncir roots, legumes "fix' 1 this nitrogen in the soil. "Fix", in tliis case, nx-tiris capture. Thcyt ivmovc it from the atmosphere ! Tech Senior Wins Scholar Competition James R. Rhotenberry, senior a.rchiteclure student at Texas Tech University from Midland, has been selected in nationwide competition to work as a scholar of the American Institute of Architects during the summer of 1975. The institute scholar program I ing ratios — just check the bag. I H'hen you do, it helps to know j what those numbers mean. They always appear in Ilic same order: K-P-K. Thus, translated to numbers, 5-10-f) means your bag of fertilizer contains 5 percent nitrogen, 30 percent phosphorous, 5 percent potash. Tile other pounds in a bag, I called carriers, have a purpose i also. They help you achieve! even application of all ele- mcnt can burn foliage and kill plants, ;just as too much actual, fertiiixcr along the rows or! around plants can be harmful. (For a copy of The "Inflation Fighter's Victory (iiirdeu." send name ntul address and check or money order for $1.30] (plus 35 cents postage) lo "In-j flatiou Viglilcr's Victory Gar-' den," c-o The Avalanclic-Jour- nal, P.O. KOK -189, Depl. A, Ka- (lio City Station, Now Vnrk, N'.Y. 10019. Allow three weeks for delivery.) (NEXT: Gardening on a small Car Mini 8- ONIY $ 49 95 2 JmWmg SPUKHK INSIAUAT10N EDWARDS ELECTRONICS 19th & Ave. M 762-0135; JCPenney Save 46% on this 10 speed bike. 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