The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on June 4, 1964 · Page 7
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 7

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, June 4, 1964
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Red Cross Water Safety 50 Years Old The 50th anniversary of Red Cross -water safety 'services marshals in another season ;iri the organization's summer aquatic school program. These schools, open to camp counsel- era, lifeguards, swimming in- struotprs, and other skilled swimmers over 18, (ore held in outdoor settings during June and August. In 10 days of intensified in-* struction, each school provides an opportunity ito learn the newest methods and techniques of teaching first aid, swimming and hfesaving, and offers leadership training in organizing and conducting community, camp and pool water safety programs. _ When the first national acqu- tic schools were held toy Red Cross in 1922, instruction in the &a£e use of small craft was included in the curriculum. Known as training institutes, three hundred persons ipartici- pated in the schools 'held the first year. Now 24 schools are conducted nationally for some 3,000 persons. Pour of these schools are operated entirely for providing skills in teaching eafe canoeing, .boating and sailing. Students enrolling for water safety instructor training should hold a current senior lifesaving certificate or have sufficient) ability .to qualify. Those wishing to include an elective course in their; trashing must hoM a current water safety instructor authorization certificate. '., ;. ' . , ;. . .- ' A full 10-day program in first aid instructor training is also offered 1 at /tjhese schools. This training will qualify individuals to return to their community and conduct first aid programs. No swimming activity is required in this section of the school. Complete enrollment information on the aquatic and small craftj schools can be secured! through Red Cross chapters and district offices, or from Midwestern Area Office, American Red Cross, 4050 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108. More People Bird Watching WACO.— Frank Etheredge, veteran member of the Parks and Wildlife Department information-education staff, reports encountering increasing numbers of bird watchers as he covers his Central Texas beat. He said the number of folks actually taking census of the feathered friends is on >$\e rise. Etheredge noted that one Waco group recently counted 14,638 toirds, comprising '59 species, during one excursion into the ofpen country. Again for Spring 1964 our Drapery Fabrics and Upholstery Materials are the ... /*• Talk of the Town 1 Call us ... we'll come to Wellington, measure your windows and estimate the cost for custom drapes for one window or the entire house. NO OBLIGATION. Hundreds of patterns in both prints and soJids from which to choose. One price for drapes, hardware and installation. Finance plan available . . . small down payment. Shamrock Builders Supply Cabot Brannon, Owaer 218 N. Main Ph. BL 6-3652 AT STATE LAND JUDGING CONTEST This 4-H land judging team from Cecil Regier, seated. From left thev Dodson is camnetino- t.hia WOOL- of *v,«. „„„ -n_j.r /-,'_..;,?, UI " 1 !r lt tne Y Dodson is competing this week at the state-wide 4-H Round-up at College Station. Getting ready to leave, they are shown here with County Agent Heavy Grazing Cuts Capacity to Hold Water COLLEGE STATION.— The continued heavy grazing of Southern Great Plains ranges may seriously restrict the soil's ability to absorb moisture that is needed for grass production. G. 0. Hoffman, range specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service reports scientists of tjhe Agricultural Research Service have found that the water intake rate of range, heavily grazed for 20 years., was only half that of lightly grazed range. Specifically, water intake was 2.27 inches per hour after heavy grazing; 3.64 inches after moderate grazing, and 4.41 inches after light grazing. Reduction of vegetative cover by heavy grazing was cited as the principal reason for the decrease in water-intake rates and emphasizes the importance of managing grazing intensity to get the most out of moisture on loamy fine sandy soils in the Southern Great Plains, according to Hoffman. The research, conducted at . O 7 "—'ww*v»# JL j. vfAli 1C/JL U 1/11CV are Cody Crosnoe, Mike Gulley and Dale Derrick. Regier and Lynval Black of Dodson are with the boys. the Southern Great Plains Field Station, Woodward, Okla., in cooperation with .the Oklahoma Agricultural Ex|periment Sta- ffion, also showed that short, sod-forming .grasses — including bhie grama, sand dropseed, fall witchgrass and sand pas- palum — predominated in the heavily grazed pastures. They had' replaced such taller grasses as sand Wuestem, little bluestem, switchgrass and sand lovegrass. Edd Rhodes, an agricultural engineer who directed the research, reported that (tyie continued heavy grazing compacted the soil more than light gracing. This further reduced the ability of the land to absorb rainwater as it fell. Grazing intensity had little or no effect on the amount of organic matter or nitrogen in the soil, he said. During the 20-year grazing period, the scientists managed the pastures to allow an average of 12 acres 'per mature beef animal per year for heavy grazing; 17 acres per animal unit for moderate grazing; and 22 acres per animal unit for light grazing. Annual (precipitation averaged about 23 inches per year tbu/t) varied from 10 to 42 inches. Bargains in the Classified Ads. Tobacco Most Fertilized Crop According to USDA figures, there are only five major crops grown in this country for which fertilizer is used on more than half the acreage planted. These crops and the percentage of acreage fertilized are tobacco 75%, Irish (potatoes 73%, sugar beets 72%,corn 64% and cotton 58%. Between them they accounted for about 38% of total fertilizer consumption. Among crops with Jess than 50% of their acreage fertilized were wheat; 34%, sorghum 13%, soy beans 12%, hay and cropland pasture 10%, barley 7%, oats 1%, and other pasture land 1%. These crops accounted for 19% of the total fertilizer used. NATURAL GAS STORAGE TRIPLED SINCE 1952 Gas pipelines and mtility companies have nearly tripled their undergorund natural gas storage facilities since 1952. Gas storage capacity has increased from less than 1.3 ijril- Hon cubic feet to over 3.5 trillion cubic feet. Do You See The Complete Picture of Banking Service? Do you know all the ways a complete banking service like that of City State Bank can help you in the care and handling of your money, the solving of every day-to-day problems that arise in your finances? Come in and let us show you how much a COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE can mean to you in time-saving convenience as well as in smooth, sound financial sailing. BANKING SERVICES • Checking Accounts • Bank by Mail • Travelers Checks • Crop and Stock Loans • Car Loans • Machinery Financing • Safety Deposit Boxes MEMBER FDIC Each account is insured up to $10,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. MILLION DOLLAR BOND In addition to being a member of the FDIC, we carry a bond amounting to $1,000,000 for the protection of our depositors. These are among the services City State Bank has to offer you. Strong Safe Dependable City State Bank In Wellington Over 50 Y«»n of Dependable Banking Service Study of Texas 19th Century Buildings Begins AUSTIN— Texas architecture of the 19th Century is the focus of a new research and publication project initiated at The University of Texas recently. Plans for a photographic survey of the state's more import- anti 'buildings were announced by Chancellor Harry Ransom, speaking for the University and the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art in Fort Worth, a partner .in the enterprise which will {produce a traveling exhibition to foe shown in museums throughout the country. Texas courthouses and multi-story homes 'built by Texans in the last century have long attracted historians and lovers of Victorian architecture. Many professional architects in the state have "collected" historic houses and significant (public buildings a» a hobby. The University Archives and the School of Architecture have important files of photographs, drawings, and plans which have been assembled in years past by members of the architecture faculty. These collections will serve as a nucleus for further z-esearch on it;he (background of the old buildings. "The state is so large /it is impossible for us to cover it properly without the voluntary assistance of people in all communities," said Mitchell A. Wilder, Carter Museum director. "We welcome suggestions and ho])p from everyone interested in making a permanent reword of the famous buildings din our state." Second stage of the "project will begin in March when Tocld Webb, a distinguished photographer of the American scene, will start filming the Texas series. Webb is well known for his work on Rocky Moutain ghost towns and mining canups. His recent ibook "The .Gold Rush Trail and ,the Road to Oregon," is 1 a. modern wayfarer's record of *he oil trail from THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, June 4, 1964 Wellington FFA Fishes at Lugert Wellington Future Farmers returned Saturday from a 3- day fishing trip to Lugert. The group, fishing 'behind the dam, 'brought home a string of six black 'bass that raraged in weight from 6 l / 2 pounds down to 2%; 25 crappie, 8 channel cat and 4 sand bass. Independence, Mo., to the gold fields of California and the Oregon Territory. Webb's pictures have been widely circulated in major photographic exhibitions in this country and abroad, and he is represented in the principal museum collections of the United Statues. This is the first collaboration between the University and the -Fort Worth Museum, which otpened in 1961. Going were Orvil Tyson, Freddy Mayhugh, Freddy Bobo, John Henard, Tommy Yarbrough, David Oaison, Keith Brown, Gary Killian, Joe Wood, Mike Hughs, and Jimmy Camip- bell. The boys fished both from boats and from the bank of the reservoir. They were accompanied by Danny Garcia, vocational ag instructor, and Ooach Harold Lamb. 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