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* f AMPA DAIIY NIWS PAMi'A.TRXAS 8«lh YEAR Sunday. June tt. 1972 4-H Club News by A Mi, Aftatt Rain Boosts Crops HORSE SHOW BEATS THE RAIN! The last pole bender had to run in a slight drizzle, but the three-hour-old horse show finished at the wire. Thirty-two contestants participated in the show, with Mrs. Judy Hayes from Snyder, Texas, as the judge. In the Registered Mare Class, Patsy Kelley was 1st, Bart Patterson 2nd, Don Smith 3rd, Walt Cook 4th, and Cissy Bentley 5th. Grade Mares: Molly Jines 1st, Mike Benson 2nd, Crystal Atchley 3rd, Glynda Sell 4th, Kelly Caswell 5th, and Russell Seeley6th. Patsy Kelley received the Grand Champion Mare Award, and Bart Patterson was Reserve Grand Champion Mare. Registered Geldings: Sue Smith 1st, Janet Smith 2nd, Jody Freeman 3rd, Craig Hale 4th, LaJona Taylor 5th, Kim Morrow 6th. Grade Geldings: Joe Richardson 1st, Cindy Horton 2nd, Pat White 3rd, Kelly Freeman 4th, Elaine Webb 5th, and Rocky Jines 6th. Sue Smith received the Grand ChampionGelding Award, and Janet Smith had the Reserve Grnad Champion Gelding. Showmanship: Janet Smith 1st, Kelly Freeman 2nd, Joe Richardson 3rd, Patsy Kelly 4th, Sue Smith 5th, and Crystal Atchley 6th. Western Pleasure: Janet Smith 1st, Sue Smith 2nd, Patsy Kelley 3rd, Kim Morrow 4th, Virginia Herrington 5th, Molly Jines 6th. Reigning: Sue Smith 1st, Lisa Hale 2nd, Joe Richardson 3rd, Mike Benson 4th, Janet Smith 5th, Kim Morrow 6th. Barrel! Race: Cissy Bentley 1st, Jody Freeman 2nd, Bart Patterson 3rd, Kelly Freeman 4th, Pat White 5th, Cindy Horton 6th. Pole Bending: Crystal Atchley 1st, Jody Freeman 2nd, Cissy Bentley 3rd, Kelly Freeman 4th, Pat White 5th, LaJona Taylor 6th. The Ail-Around Senior Belt Buckle went to Janet Smith. The 'Ail-Around Junior Belt Buckle went to Sue Smith. RECORD BOOK WORKSHOP A county record book workshop was held Wednesday, June 14 in the Agricultural Annex. The purpose of the meeting was to receive instructions and work on complete 4-H record books which are due in our office no later than 5 p.m. July 24 in order to be eligible for 1972 County Awards. Records will be somewhat different than in the past so contact our office if you need help. Instructions for records will be mailed to each 4-H member in the near future. Those attending the workshop on June 14 were Kelly Dougal, Elaine Webb, Sarah Stallings, Jana Buzzard, Regina Atwood, Doris Carlton, Beth Smitherman, Mrs. Dora Dougal, Mrs. Eva Webb, Mrs. Marie Eastham, and Mr. and Mrs. Smitherman. STATE 4-H ROUNDUP The Assistant home demonstration agent and three Gray County 4-H Club girls recently returned from Sate 4-H Roundup at Texas A&M University, College Station. Gray County did a fine job in state competition and we want to congratulate these girls on their accomplishments! Joy Hollenshead, 16, of Lefors won 3rd place in te state clothing educational activity contest. Stephanie Eastham, 16, of Pampa won a blue ribbon and placed 6th in the State 4-H Food Show. Elaine Webb, 14, of Lefors participated in the home educational activity. We are very proud of these girls and their participation. FASHION SEMINAR Gray, Hemphill, Wheeler, and Collingsworth Counties Extension Service sponsored a 4-H Fashion Seminar Friday, June 16 at 2 p.m. in the Agricultural Annex in Pampa. The theme of the seminar was "Today's Girl— Fashion, Face, and Figure." Mr. Ros Bell, Fashion Coordinator for Colbert's in Amarillo discussed and showed fashion trends for fall. Mrs. Louise Box, owner of Pampa College of Hairdressing presented the program on grooming and Miss Terry Jo Reynolds, a 4-H member from Canyon and a part-time model gave modeling instruction and helped the girls with their modeling. Attending the seminar were 4-H members, leaders, and parents from Gray, Wheeler, Hemphill, Collingsworth and Potter Counties. COLLEGE STATION, Tex (APi — Summer came in in style this week as temperatures soared past the 100-degree mark in a number of locations. Rain showers continued to fall in a few areas although a number of counties still need rain. Moisture from the preceeding week gave a big boost to crops, ranges and pastures in many areas. However, rains have delayed harvest operations in South Texas. Crops are generally growing well over the state, and planting is moving to completion on the High and Rolling Plains, said Dr. John E. Hutchison, director of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Most of the acreage still to be planted is dryland. The small grain harvest continued active except where delayed by rains. Small grain yields are generally good on the High Plains. Peanut planting is still active in East and Central Texas. Hay making continues across Texas with second and third cuttings in progress. Rain is needed in some eastern counties to boost additional cuttings. Hay is plentiful and of good quality in many counties. The peach harvest is gaining momentum as it moves northward over the state, noted Hutchison. Most of the crop is of good quality with good yields. The pecan crop is also progressing well in most areas. Ranges and pastures got a big boost from recent rains. Cattle marketings are heavy in some sections where grazing is still short. The Extension Service director pointed out that insects are beginning to build up on grain sorghum and cotton in central and southern areas. And screw- worms are plaguing livestock across the state with the month of June a certainty to set the all- time record for the number of cases for that month since 1M2. the first year of the Screwworm Eradication Program. Cases were confirmed in 15 new counties during the week ending June 17. District agricultural agents report the following conditions in their respective areas of the state. PANHANDLE: Although a few areas still need moisture, recent rains have boosted crop and range conditions. Some rains were accompanied by damaging hail in a few counties. Harvesting of hay and wheat was also delayed. Grain sorghum and corn are making good progress with planting of dryland grain sorghum underway. Some corn leaf aphids and greenbugs are infesting grain sorghum. Marketing of livestock is increasing as wheat grazing is about over. SOUTH PLAINS: Cotton is making good progress except in a few areas where hail destroyed stands, noted Billy C. Gunter, Lubbock. Some replanting is underway. Dryland cotton is also being planted in the southern part of the area. Planting of grain sorghum is complete and the crop is growing rapidly. Vegetable crops are making good progress, and pastures and ranges look good due to recent rains. ROLLING PLAINS: Rains from the preceding week gave a big boost to the moisture situation over the area. Cotton planting is about complete with most of the crop up and making good growth. Insect damage is still minor. Planting of grain sorghum ranges from SO to 100 percent complete. Early plantings are heading. Peanut planting is complete. NORTH CENTRAL: All crops are still in need of rain although scattered showers have brought some relief. Planting of cotton and grain sorghum is virtually complete as in the small grain harvest. Peanut planting continues. Pecans are making good growth but there is some casebearer damage. Support End Serious COLLEGE STATION There will have to be many more mouths to feed before farm production can go unchecked by government income support programs. Dr. Clive R. Harston, a specialist in agricultural policy in the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A&M University, said he can see no way that farm production can be turned loose without "serious consequences" in the Immediate future. "Ever since the Agricultural Adjustment Act in the New Deal days of the 1930's, farmers have A Weakly Rtport Of Agri-Businan New armcast Compiled From Sourcn Of The T«xas Department of Agriculture John C. White, Commissioner Nearly all of Texas Below Normal Rainfall During February, March, April... Texas Farm Prices Show Gain... Sheep On Feed Up 61 Per Cent... Red Meat Production Down 7 Per Cent... Only the southern tip of Texas had rainfall above normal during February, March and April, the Texas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service notes. Rains in the Lower Valley were 123 per cent of normal. The Dalhart area had only 15 per cent of normal for the three months. During May, the Trans-Pecos area had the lowest rainfall total with 1.24 inches. The upper coastal areas had the largest rainfall in May with slightly more than nine inches. Crops generally throughout the state were making good growth. Wheat harvest is speeding up; oat harvest more than two-thirds complete. Grain sorghum harvest will soon be in full swing. FARM PRICES are up 15 per cent from a year ago. Farm parity at 73 per cent, however, still means that agriculture is more than one-fourth below the rest of the economy. All poultry and eggs were down from a month ago with the exception of chickens and broilers which were unchanged. All poultry and eggs were the same or down compared to a year ago. Wool and mohair were above last month and a year ago. Commodity prices in Texas include wheat $1.43 bushel, up a penny from 1971; corn $1.36 bushel, up 17 cents from last year; grain sorghum $1.95 per hundredweight, down 50 cents from 1971; cotton 26 cents per pound, up five cents from 1971; hogs $24.20 per hundredweight, up $5.40 from last year; beef cattle $33.80 per hundredweight; up $13.06 from 1971; sheep $11, up $3.24 from last year; lambs $32, up $9.34 from 1971; broilers 13.5 cents per pound, down one cent from 1971; eggs 27 cents per dozen, down 4 cents. DRYLOT SHEEP feeders with a lot capacity of 2,000 head or more had 103,000 sheep and lambs on feed for slaughter June 1. This is 61 per cent above the number on feed a month earlier but 22 per cent below the number on feed June 1 last year. Placements during May totaled 70,000 head with a total of 12 feeders reporting 1,000 more head on feed June 1. Marketings during May, 31,000 head, 5,000 head above the intended marketings reported for May 1. Current intentions to market the 103,000 head are: June, 59,000; July, 41,000 head; and August, 3,000. RED MEAT production in Texas during April was down seven per cent from the previous monthand 14 per cent below April, 1971. Red meat production in April was 176.3 million pounds. Red meat production during the first four months of 1972 totaled 706.7 million pounds. Cattle slaughtered during April totaled 285,000 head, 7,000 head below the number slaughtered last month and 41,000 less than April, 1971. Hog slaughter during April numbered 157,000 head, 45,000 less than April of 1971. Sheep and lambs killed during April numbered 124,000 head, which is 24,000 less than last year. Average live weight of cattle slaughtered during April was 883 pounds compared with 888 pounds last year. Hog slaughter averaged 240 pounds compared with 231 pounds in 1971. been receiving some kind of income support payment from the government to keep them from over-producing and flooding the market with surplus crops and livestock." Harston added that for almost an identical length of time, these programs have been sharply criticized for, as many have put it, "paying farmers not to produce." "Some are contending today that by releasing production restrictions, the inevitable drop in food prices would bring about a necessary adjustment-painful, but necessary. But such an occurence would also mean the combining of small operations, the elimination of the inefficient, and ultimately the survival of only the large-scale commercial enterprises." "Of course, " he continued, "only those who predict their ability to survive such an adjustment advocate the complete removal of price supports and supply contcol." But even if such a step were taken, Harston said, the end result would make the need for farm production controls not less, but greater. Currently, there are 60 million acres-a fifth of the nation's total cropland-being diverted from production by various government income support programs. If these lands were put back into use, Harston estimated that total production might be increased by at least 10 to 12 per cent. "And the resulting impact would not fall evenly over all farm produce, but would greatly affect only a few vital crops," he said. For example, while an end to support programs would do little to alter the price of beef, fruit, or vegetables .it would drastically reduce the price of wheat, corn and cotton. A case in point is the current low in corn prices due to an oversupply of corn from the 1971 crop. 7/ {Agriculturally " iSpeaking By Foster Whaley WHEATHARVEST Most of the dryland wheat has been harvested. Yields were much better than expected. Wheeler Grain reports yields ran between 15 and 20 bushels per acre. Some late grazed wheat yielded only 10 bushels. Keep in mind this is harvested acres. Many farmers turned in on their wheat the grazed it out when dry weather persisted. CHANNEL CATFISH FARMING We have a new publication B-1024 on the above topic. This has some excellent tips. We have ordered a supply of these bulletins and should have them for free distribution shortly. SCABIES INSPECTION Several people have called asking who the Scabies inspector is and his telephone number. He is Monroe Rogers. His phone number is 665-4823. CATTLE-ON-FEED REPORT Number of cattle and calves on feed June 1 in 6 states—Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska totaled 7,925,000 head. This is twelve percent more than a year earlier. Placements for these six states for, May were 1,610,000 head, which is 25 percent more than the 1,283,000 head placed the preceding month and 232,000 head more than a year ago. You might be interested to know that Texas went out in front of Iowa again in total cattle on feed. We now have 2,045,000 head on feed compared to 1,819,000 head for Iowa. No doubt we will hold the lead over Iowa until the winter months and might even retain a slight edge on them from now on. A few weeks back we questioned the USDA cattle count figures. Recently I saw a release that flatly stated that the January 1,1970 cattle counts estimated by the USDA is now shown by the Census Bureau to be six million head over estimated. The Agricultural Department estimated there were 112 million. The Census Bureau determined there were only 106 million. The six million head of phantom cows that have been calving for three years on paper could wind up indicating the last USDA estimate was as much as eight to nine million head over estimated. Is there any wonder there is a shortage of feeder cattle today. MAINLY FOR CITY PEOPLE For the past several years we have had a plant disease specialist, an insect specialist, and a soil specialist in the County for a one-day clinic. This clinic will be held on Friday, July 14 starting at 10 a.m. and will run utnil 5 p.m. It will be held in the Pioneer Natural Gas Building. Any home owners having special problems with trees, shrubs, lawns, or gardens should bring specimens of diseased plants or parts of plants to these specialists. There is no charge for the service. They will be here one day only. So place this date on your calendar. KENNETH GRAY RESIDENCE PHONE 668-8051 Perry Lefors Field 665-5032 Pampa FREE.. Kodak Film Color & Black & White with each roll finished 126-127-120-620 with 8 prints or more B & B PHARMACY Bollard at Browning ,4-H •CITIZEN'-Sixteen year-old "Dusty" Morrison will represent Gray County at the National 4-H Citizenship-Short Course and Heritages Tour July 5-18 in Washington D. C. His father. Don Morruon, a 4-H UUD leaner goes over the orientation manual the 4-H senior. Dusty will of60 menbers and six leaders leaving from College Station for the nation s capital, (staff photo) Panhandle Water BY FELIX W.RYALS The make-up of the 1973 Texas legislature could have far reaching effects on the efforts to find solutions for the water problems facing Texas. Many of the senators and representatives are being replaced by new faces. Many of the new legislators are not familiar with the detailed effort of the water authorities during past twenty years. The hold over legislators are going to have to work very hard to get the message across to the new ones that our water problems are genuine. The Water Conservation Districts on the High Plains of West Texas have made great progress during the past five years in convincing irrigation farmers and other users of water to make a wiser use of this precious commodity. Each irrigation season ' finds more irrigation farmers installing tail-water recovery systems.; Two young Carson County irrigation farmers are among the latest group to put in tail-water recovery systems and connect them to their underground systems. Larry Stovall and Jerry Hawkins of Panhandle are the proud owners of very fine tail-water systems. Stovall's tail-water system is located west of Panhandle and joins U.S. Highway 60. The two young farmers received expert advice and assistance from the Soil and Water Conservation District staff. Both men are graduates of Panhandle High School. While in High School, both belonged to the Future Farmers of America and were fortunate enough to have J. G. Watson as their agricultural instructor and chapter advisor. Watson is a firm believer in water and soil conservation and requires all members of his senior agricultural classes to prepare a research paper on water conservation. In fact the entire senior class of the Panhandle School District is required to write essays on "Why the Importance of Water Conservation". WATER RESEARCH IN MICHIGAN Water researchers at Western Michigan University have demonstrated that 97 per cent of the water used in paper manufacturing can be successfully recycled. During the past year, the research team of Western Michigan made a detailed survey of 35 paper mills. The survey revealed that most of the 35 mills have improved their water recycling factor to 70 per cent of the original water used. A few of the mills included in the survey had been able to recycle more than 80 per cent. The research team carried out a first hand project of its own and came up with some interesting results. The tests carried out by the team produced only 1200 gallons of waste water per ton of paper made during five days of continuous paper making. The paper industry average is 20,000 gallons of water used per ton of paper manufactured. The studies of the research team also showed that savings in heat and chemicals could offset some of the added costs to paper mills making equipment changes needed to achieve the hoped for 97 percent water re-use target. WATER AS SOCIAL PLANNER The news comes to us from: the State of Colorado that water:'' may be used as a tool for social planning. The Colorado Environmental Commission has prepared and sent to that state's General Assembly recommendations of a number of legislative moves which, if enacted, would make water management the key control for future social planning in Colorado. 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