The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 20, 1964 · Page 7
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 7

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 20, 1964
Page 7
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Another First forUSDAin Weevil Control COLLEGE STATION.—What is believed to be the first natural attractant ever obtained from male insects has been extracted from male boll "weevils. Females of the species are attracted by the substance. Thus, a new approach may ~ibe opened for controlling the most destructive of all cotton •insects, say entomologists of the U.S. Department of Agri•culture, discoverers of the new substance. The natural 1 attractant was isolated by entomologists of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service working in cooperation with the Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station. To obtain the chemical substance, they enclosed the male boll sveevils in a plastic cage, then drew air from it into a •column of activated charcoal. After 11 weeks, they removed the charcoal and soaked it in chloroform. When the chlor- •oform was evaporated, a residue was teft that attracted fe- •male boll weevils. Chemists are attempting to chemically identify the attractant so that a •similar attractant can be made .-synthetically for possible use hi boll weevil's control. Attractant research is just one of several approaches ARS "has" emphasized during recent years in a search for new pest control methods that limit or Former Area Woman Dies Funeral services' were conducted Thursday at Worden Chapel, Chowchilla, California', for Mrs. Lucy Belle Crownover Newton, 77, of 415 South 'Fjrst Street, Chowchilla. Rev. V. 0. Baldwin of the First Baptist Church officiated. Mrs. Newton was born at Mountain Home, Ark., and moved to Texas In 1927 and to Chowchilla, Calif., in 1943. She was married to Earl Newton in 1952. Survivors are her husband, four sons and four daughters: Earnest, Raymond and' Ray of Chowchil'la; Lester of Oakland; Mrs. Myrtle Coursey of Chowchilla; -Mrs. Lillian Epps of Vallejo, Calif.; Mrs. Bonnie Young of Clarksburg, Calif.; and Mrs. Lavanda Cook of Vinita, Okla. Also surviving are four brothers and four sisters: Jack and Albert Key of Checota, Okla.; Bill Key of Glendale, Ariz.; Charley Key of Watsonville, Calif.; Mrs. Marjie White of Howard, Kan.; Mrs. Earby Simons of Barnsdale, Okla.; Mrs. Polly Schultzs of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Delia White of Winston, Ore. avoid the need for insecticides and that involve only the target pest. Attractants obtained from females of several insect species have opened the way to broad-front attacks, which include luring pests to traps', to isolated insecticides, and to chemicals that sterilize them. State Screwworm Program Helps Deer Crop MISSION.—The deer hunting season reminded -hunters that they, too, have a large stake in the screwworm' eradication program underway in the Southwest. Reaction from sportsmen indicates that wild game was more plentiful than it had been in years. Estimates of 10 to 65 per cent increases in the deer crop have been made. A number of factors' have been credited for the inci-ease in deer populations, with the screwworm eradication program usually listed at the top. Some wildlife experts have stated that in past years the screw- worm has accounted for the death of at least three out of ten fawns each year. The eradication program seeks to eliminate the screw- worm through release of millions of screwworm flies* that have been sexually sterilized by being subjected to atomic radiation. The sterile males mate with the native fertile females and no offspring are produced. Siportsmen helped finance the program through their contributions last year. SCREWWORM CASES VERY LOW The Texas Animal Health Commission reported only one sample of screwworms for the entire state during the period of Dec. 29 through Feb. 1. 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. (Also 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- For Disabled Veterans Poppy Chairman Sets Up Mailing Program Arrangements to mail 90,000 sheets of Poppy Stamps ,to members of the American Legion and Auxiliary in Texas •were made with the staff and patients of Temple Veterans Administration Hospital recently by Mrs. John Coloman, state poppy chairman for the Auxiliary. This is a project which that organization carries out each year with disabled veterans. "The envelopes in which the stamps are mailed are addressed by the disabled veterans," Mrs: Coleman said. "And it is only those who have no other source of money who do this work." Mrs. Coleman was in charge of the orientation course and held three classes of instruction, for volunteer workers in the hospital, staff members and the patients themselves. These stamps are mailed only ty> the membership of the American Legion and Auxiliary for donations. They do not go to the general public, the state Poppy chairman stressed. Mrs. Coleman stopped at the Temple VA hospital as she was returning from Houston, where she attended the mid-winter conference of the American Legion Auxiliary. EMPLOYMENT HIGH IN DECEMBER Statistics just; released by the Texas Employment Commission show that the employment figure for December was a record high for non-farm employees—3,305,600, an increase of 26,500 over November. This figure was 67,600 above the jobholder total for December, 1962. A carat is a weight used in selling gems and equals one- 140th of an ounce. Markers for Historic Sites AUSTIN.—The Texas Highway Commission has moved to establish a uniform system of marking historical sites under a program approved by the 58th state legislature. The commission agreed that requests for pdacing markers should fulfill specific stipulations to coordinate work of the Texas Highway Department with planning of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Stipulations approved by the commission: 1. Sponsors are to submit a complete description of the proposed! marker and the exact inscription. 2. After a marker request is received 90 days will be allowed for study before acceptance or rejection; another 90 days may elapse before selection and preparation of a site, if accepted. 3. No markers will honor living persons. 4. Previously marked sites will not be re-marked. 6. Markers shall be furnished toy t!he sponsors at no cost THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, February 20, 1964 to the Texas Highlway Department, and the department will maintain the sites in keeping with the right of way in that area. 6. All marked sites must meet established standards for access and parking facilities. 7962 Methods Up Farm Output If the nation's agricultural output of 1962 had been produced by 1939 methods, it would have cost about $17 billion more in land, labor, capital and other resources than the actual '62 cost. This annual dividend is more than twice the cost of all agricultural reasearch done by federal, state and private industry since the nation was founded. Court Will Study Sunday Blue Law Supreme Court arguments for March 18 on a Corpus Christ! case testing whether the new Sabbath closing laws can be circumvented by "emergency" purchases, have been set. Nueces County District Attorney Sam L. Jones Jr. pushed the appeal from a Fourth Court of Civil Appeals decision that Shoppers World, Inc., of Corpus Christi complied with the law banning sales of certain items on the Sabbath when it required purchasers to sign certificates of "emergency" before buying. However, Jones maintains the certificates amount to a subterfuge, when more than 200 so-called "emergencies" arise on an average Sunday. DR. JACK L. ROSE OPTOMETRIST Contact Lenses Closed Saturday Afternoons 505 Main MEMPHIS Phone 259-2216 Foot Long Hot Dogs - Foot-long HOT DOGS £ - Foot-long BUNS Pound CHILI - ALL FOR Wilson Easy Cut, Fully Cooked Shank Butt Top-O-Texas Center Cut 2 Pounds US Good ^^ Sausage 49$ Sirloin CLOftOX Glalola Pound — 59$ 37$ BANQUET 5—YOU are accepting, or ever intend to accept service-connected disability which varies from $20.00 per month for 10 % disability to $250.00 for total disability, and more for exceptional cases. —OR— 6—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 your 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, stock 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 Legion School Awards; Distribution of Flag Codes; Oratorical Contests which 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." __QR_ 12—YOU place no value whatsoever on that indescribable thing called Comrad- ship, Friendship and Legion Fellowship. TO BE SURE, all govermental 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 largest of which is The American Legion. It takes money and man-power to obtain 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 Country — 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. BALANCED BLEND" BANQUET Dinners 3™ $1.00 PIES 3™ 79$ Shurfine, Tall Can 2 FOR RED 20 Pounds 5 Ibs. 49$ Bananas £L L "" 10< Potatoes Tomatoes Mrs. Paul, Crab Miniatures 49$ Cake Mix CELLO Package Shurfine *1.00 Shortening srr. 594 Triple Stamps TUESDAY, FEB. 25th

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