The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 13, 1964 · Page 9
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 9

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 13, 1964
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to Lower Cotton Production Cost LUBBQCK.—Advances in research to 'lower cotton production costs and improve the raw fiber quality were revealed recently by the Cotton Producers Institute. Progress of the farmer-financed research was contained jn an announcement of the renewal of six projects initiated .by the Institute in 1963. It was made by Roy JB. Davis of Lubbock, iLeroy Durham of Plainview, Roy Forkner of Lubbock, and Jack Funk, of Harlingen, Texas trustees for the Institute. Two of the projects deal with insects which, on a Beltwide Imsis, now cost growers the equivalent of seven cents per pound of lint cotton. Scientists at the University of '.California at Riverside, are seeking more effective systemic insecticides under a $50,000 Institute grant. To date they have found at least four different groups of compounds that show outstanding sytemic activity and effectiveness against all test insects for 10 to 16 weeks. A related project at Stanford Research Institute is aimed at getting facts to improve penetration and absorption of systemic insecticides and other agricultural chemicals by cotton leaves. The renewal grant totals $35,000. Under another $35,000 grant SRI scientists are working on the final designs 1 for a laboratory model of an instrument to measure fiber strength accurately, rapidly, and automatically. This is a vital step in determining spinning and .performance value of cotton and in improving its competitive position. Institute support of a project on the biochemistry of the cotton plant at Texas A&M University has been increased from $35,000 to $100,000. A research team now is amassing information that will give a detailed picture of how the plant grows and produces seed and fiber. As facts accumulate, they will enable scientists to break some big bottlenecks in cost reduction and quality improvement. In work to discover how cotton uses nitrogen in fruiting, University of Arizona scientists have indications that a combination of high nitrogen ami sugar increases flowering. Aim of this $25,400 .project is to learn how to get the iplant to set more bolls at tihe proper time. New Mexico State University researchers are continuing their work to find one or more chemicals which, when put into Oldsmobile Introduces New Vista-Cruiser \Y ~- Oldsmobile's new Vista-Cruiser represents the most dra- mat c change In station wagon design since the introduction of the station wagon many years ago. In addition to its unique vista-roof styling, cargo capacity in the Vista-Cruiser, both two- and three- Beaters, measures, over 100 cubic feet arid includes a below deck storage compartment. Built on a 120-Inch wheelbase chassis, tlio Vista-Cruiser is available in four models. BOTTOM —A close-up view of the'new Oldsmoblle Vista-Cruiser roof illustrates the additional visibility for rear seat passengers through the fixed front and side tinted windows. In addition, the forward facing third seat, with all its comfort and convenience advantages, is standard equipment .on the Vista-Cruiser and Custom Vista-Cruiser three-seat models. Wafer Research Expanded at Texas MM COLLEGE STATION.— The Water Research and Information Center, established in 1952, has been renamed the Water Resources Institute, according to a recent announcement by President Sterling C. Evans, beard of directors of Texas A&M University. At the same time, President Earl Rudder said Dr. Ernest T. Smerdon of the College of Agriculture had been named director of the Institute. Originally the Center was established to enable the University to make more detailed studies of the water prob- <v cotton plant, will make it resistant or will .block verti- cillium wilt. The grant is for $10,000. Institute research projects are supported by producers who participate in the voluntary plan to increase cotton markets and 'profits. All funds -are used for research and promotion activities since projects are serviced by the National Cotton Council. lems of the state and provide coordination of academic and research disciplines related to water. It has become a means for using the entire facilities of the Unversity to promote an understanding of the need for adequate future water supplies for Texas. According to Rudder, now, increased emphasis at the University is being placed on water resources research and education to keep pace with ex- ipanding needs for more good quality water. Past activities will continue, including the Water for Texas Conference, held for the e'ghth time last November. The Institute will also continue to cooperate with other water programs, such as the annual Conservation Workshop, Water and Sewage Works Short Course, and School, and the Water Technology Short Course. Emphasis on graduate and undergraduate education, seminars, conferences, short courses and other specific programs related to water, will continue, according to Rudder. Water research conducted by Texas A&M includes studies of evaporation and its suppression, more efficient water utilization by plants, relations of meterorological sciences to water supplies, and water quai'i- i ty and pollution problems.. Don't Pay Your 1964 American Legion Dues UNLESS 1—YOU acceped your Muster-Out Pay. —OR— 2—YOU have used, or expect to use the services of one of the Veterans Hospitals. —OR— 3—YOU expect your beneficiary to collect the $250.00 Burial Allowance to which they will be entitled at your death. (A.lso Flag and Headstone.) —OR— 4—YOU have accepted, or expect to accept the pension to which you will be entitled in case you are totally and permanently disabled NOT due to war service. —OR— 5—YOU are accepting, or ever intend to accept service-connected disability which varies from $20.00 per month for 1070 disability to $250.00 for total disability, and more for exceptional cas^s. —OR— G—YOU are accepting, have accepted, or intend to accept, On-the-Job-Training; Schooling; Loans, or other benefits to veterans of W. W. II, under the G I Bill. —OR— 7—YOU have used, or expect to use The American Legion's great Rehabilitation service to prosecute >our claim for compensation or pension. —OR— 8—YOU have used, or expect to use The American Legion's splendid Child Welfare service which aids a half-million children of veterans each year — and which may be called on to help YOUR child next year. —OR— 9—YOU believe a program of combating aliens "isms"—of rooting out and exposing alien termites, is worth something to yourself and to America. —OR— 10—YOU believe the greatest Peace Program on earth is "Being Ready" by having an adequate national defense, s'cck piles of material and man-power —OR— 11—YOU believe the following Youth Program is a distinct contribution to our beloved Country: 3,200 Boy Scout Troops; One million boys in American Legion Baseball; 14,000 American Lagion School Awards; Distribution of, Flag Codes; Oratorical Contests whi;h touch 290,000 high school students; 15,000 boys in a school of good government called Boys State; 2,000 girls in Girls State; Iron Lungs, Ambulances, Summer Camps, Schools for Foreign- born, Citizenship Recognition Day, American Education Week, and many other programs "For God and Country." —OR— 12—YOU place no value whatsoever on that indescribable thing called Comrad- ship, Friendship and Legion Fellowship. TO BE SURE, all governmental benefits are available to ALL ex-service men BUT each one of these benefits required a long hard fight and much money and man-power of veterans organizations, the lai'gest of which is The American Legion. It takes money and man-power to ob ':ain legislative benefits. If you have or intend to participate in benefits made available to veterans, you should feel an obligation to help carry the load by paying your dues. THE AMERICAN LEGION needs you, and YOU need The American Legion. The least you can do is to pay your dues NOW and become active. Not only does The American Legion need you but your Co.untry — OUR America, needs you. The American Legion is playing a big part in the present National Defense program and every possible man is needed. The boys in your home Post will be glad to have you become interested and active in The American Legion, the greatest organization on Earth. Only 19 Percent of County Cars Safety Inspected Motor ve'hicle inspections are lagging behind with lesrs than 30% of the required vehicles in Region 5 displaying a 1964 inspection sticker, according to Capt. Alan Johnson, motor vehicle inspection supervisor of this area for the Texas Department of Public Safety. "With the deadline for obtaining inspection stickers drawing near, only 19% of tfhe vehicles in Collingsworth county have been inspected," the Car-tain said. "If this trend continues, vehicle owners can expect to have to wait in line in order to get their vehicles inspected .by the A<pril -5 deadline." Some 5,000 official inspection stations over the state are ready and capable of handling the inspection of Texas registered vehicles without delay if owners wiH- not wait until just a few days before the dead- "I get thirsty!" line. Captain Johnson called attention to the fact that since the beginning of the inspection program, vehicles having a defect that was a causative factor in fatal accidents decreased from 13% to 4%. "The purpose of the motor vehicle inspection program is to discover any maladjustment which might become a link in a cycle of events leading to an accident and by removing the link, prevent the accident," the DPS supervisor said. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, February 13, 1964 Be Ready for the Unexpected COLLEGE STATION. — If an emergency catches you unprepared, wh?.t you don't know about protecting your home and family could be costly -and even fatal. Tommy Hollmig, Extension specialist in Rural Civil Defense at Texas A&M points out that in early America, every family had a survival plan. When a fire, flood, or Indian attack threatened, each person had a job to do. Natural' disasters, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, fires, hurricanes, still happen. Now, the possibility of nuclear war or even nuclear accident poses additional threats. If you plan for an emergency before it occurs, your chances of being alive nnd healthy afterward will be increased. Hollmig suggests picking the safest spot in your home or on your farm. Add shielding to make it better. Be ready to take advantage of the 'best shelter availanJe at all times. Store a two weeks' supply of food, water and other essentials in your shelter area. These measures are do-it- yoursolf insurance against the time your life may be at stake. See your county Extension agent and ask for MP-666, "Family Survival Plan." It is your guide for your family's protection. CRUNCH, CRUNCH A London, England woman developed an addiction to oar- rots and is said to eat 4 to 5 pounds a day. CARE For Those You Love Thomas Nursing Home 1200 Fifteenth St. Wellington, Texas Triple Stamps Tuesday, February 18 ILK SWEET ALL BRANDS GALLON 79? SEA STAR 8 Oz. Pkg. Lb.— Laundry Detergent Giant CHUCK STEAK Pound — ARM ROAST CHUCK ROAST Pound — WRIGHTS FRANKS 29* 12oz.pkc, Top-O-Texas 2 Pounds WRIGHT'S BRICK CHILI, 1 Ib. . . . * Fresh Dressed FRYERS, Ib 27* LETTUCE E M Onions ^ Sprtn9 5$ Potatoes RED 20 Ib. sack 59* DEL MONTE TUNA .. DEL MONTE 300 Size — DEL MONTE 4 for $100 Fruit Cocktail. 5 for $100 Pineapple...... 6 for $100 Selftonte, DEL MONTE SelJflontel IFOODS/ 303 Size — Peaches 5 for DEL MONTE 303 Size PEAS 5 for $100

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