Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 24, 1952 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 24, 1952
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, My U, Iff], Only COOK'S Sim QUALITY HOUSE PAINT GIVES YOU ALL OF THESE IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES! · GOES ON EASIER! · A WHITER WHITE! · HIDES BETTER/ · WEARS IONGER; · GAS-AND-FUME PROOF . .. MILDEW- RES/STANT/ in THE IEJT COM* HOUSE PAINT EVER (UK! $5.89 VALUE CLOSING OUT 120 FINE, ENGLISH WALLPAPERS AT 50e ON THE DOLLAR! All Sunfast · Waterfast K»g. $1.10 to $4.50 Rof PATTERNS PLAINLY MARKED YOUR CHOICE COOK'S PAINTS lest Side Square Phone 526 Supply Of Water To Be Used For Irrigation In Arkansas Reported To Be Running Out Little P.ock-(fl")-Ark«nsas' »up- encountered. ply of water for irrigation purposes is out. That's the blunt fact disclosed by an irrigation report compiled by the Ar- Icansai-White-Red Basins Inter- Afency Committee. Particularly is this true in the cultivation of rice. Already rice farmers in the Grand Prairie region have drilled wells hundreds of feet to the point whert the shaft rests on rock strata. Still no water--at least not enough to grow rice. So says R .S. Whitaker, member of the committee and the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. The committee report discloses how acute is water depletion in the state. This is true of ground water in contrast to surface water. The slate's streams and rivers, plus lakes, bayous, etc., afford plenty of surface water. It's the ground water--such as that tapped ny wells--whose level is being lowered year by year. Euuple Cited An outstanding example is found a few miles east of Stutt- jart where ground water level ia.s dropped more than SO feet since 1910. In the Wheatley-Hunter area of Monroe County, the report says, he water level has dropped some 10 LeflilatlM D*f«te4 Water rights legislation was defeated in both the 1B49 and 1951 legislatures. In the semi-arid and arid lands of the West, water is scarce. Agriculture and grating depend to heavily on this indispensible resource as to give It outstanding value. Tht legislation in those states considers the supply of water largely in terms of need. It has been established that plant growth does not use 100 per cent of the water applied to the land. Thus, th farmer may be allocated only that amount of water which has been proven practical for his crops. For instance, in Colorado if the water commissioners find that water is being wasted, It is their duty to shut off the supply to the extent of the waste. With these prolonged drouths and the rapidly diminishing underground water supply, Arkansas is faced with a water problem it will take some doing to solve. Sulphur City Mrs. Hal Showalter was hostess , , ... . o the Communitv Builders Home feet, at Wynne, Ark., Demonstration. Club Tuesday af- it has dropped 10 to IS feet; and 15 to 20 feet at Weiner in Poinsett County. A study 'made by the University of Arkansas disclosed that the underground water level is not Jeing replenished to any extent n the entire rice growing area bounded on the south by the Ar- j Kansas River and on the nirth by j the Arkansas-Missouri line. Crop* Expanded The AWR committee says while MMEMME Tom KITCHEN MO MTMINM WITH MERIDIAN BevelW-Confour WIU NOT CHIP, CRACK, FADE, OR WARP tvrfionn. Thirteen members were present and two children. "Mv "1d Kentucky Home" was eung. Mrs, Marie Roehl Rave a t h u m b nail sketch of the Book of Acts. Members answered roll call by telling of something new they had learned about handcraft. Mrs. Anga Harris. Home Industries leader, Rave demonstrations on crochetodo for pillow cases, and crocheted ru?. Mrs. Alice Sheehan displayed a number of pieces of knitted, crocheted and tatting laces. this exhaustion of the underground water supply is goin on- Mrs. Hildegard Murray told of notably in rice-there has been «£ Anting. % ITM*?£»»"s an expansion of other crops which must be irrigated to live. and read a sketch on the artist, J. S. Curry. Miss Betty Jones read ust be irrigated to live. (he m ·,,, , ne month Mre- Pricc Such crop expansion will, v e r y ; Sr-i rea(i the poem, "I Know quickly, exhaust the present ground water supply. This leaves only two possibilities--finding new supplemental water supplies or controlling the use of th s t which remains. The average rainfall in Arkansas apparently is not enough. When a drouth, such as the one now gripping thf state, is on, this fact is brought forcefully to the attention of all concerned. The rice acreage In the state has not been below 300,000 since 1915. In 1950, there was 60 inches of rainfall during the first 10 months of the year, yet 38,287 acres were Irrigated in 28 counties. Legalltr l» Dmbt Arkansas has no means by which an individual can establish the legal right to the use of water. There is nothing to prevent farmer from going upstream, building 1 a darn across a creek and thus diverting the flow of water from a farmer who, although there first, has his farm downstream. The AWR committee says that where water is used for irrigation some definite water rights policy is necessary. Seventeen Western states have long ago found this to be expedient and have set up laws to regulate the use of water. Where ground water for irrigation purposes has been depleted in Arkansas, surface water It being- developed to such an extent that similar problems have been Something Good About You." Mrs. Anna Harris received the game prize. Miss Anne Price received the mystery prize. Hcfresments were served by hostess. ( It wa* announced that the a n - : nual picnic for meniti^f - u - - . . families, and frtendi will be held on the lawn at the home «i -and Mrs. Irwin Grecg of Elkins : on August 26th. i · CLIB BARTON for AHorney General ft HM ·»« «»*rt«««« MM* ·» 3C5r*i5%ji*itw».»» Plid bj rial Johiuen, Monti- DEMOCRACY Won't Work IF THE ELECTORS DON'T VOTE! Are You Going To Be Away * * * * * * * * * * if.if if * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Congressman BOYD TACKETT HAS A Practical Program (A Program Announced FIRST and to Be Carried Out FIRST) SCHOOLS Encourage the enactment of i law providing for increased salaries for teachers based on training and experience . . . with adequate financial support from state and local sources. A beginning salary of $2,400 for a teacher with a bachelor's degree is a defensible minimum. HIGHWAYS Boyd Tnrkctt Is the only candidate who will remove the Highway Department from the control of the governor's office STARTING WITH HIS ADMINISTRATION. That is thf only way Arkansas will have a CONTINUOUS highway construction and maintenance program. m WELFARE Boyd Ticket! will propote · nd work unceasingly to nee t h a t those in honest need of assistance from the itate will receive at least the $38.00 n a t i o n a l average monthly. Red tape and enn- tlnuous investigation! will not he tolerated. The Child Welfare Department must be strengthened. Hanging In ancient times was ! a form of indignity practices on , the bodies of criminals alter thsy . had been executed. UNIVERSITY Boyd Tackett will «ecurt cooperation between the heads of the Institutions for higher learning so they may become more fully. accredited and give the greatest possible educational advantages to the youth of Arkansas. STATE Gey HEALTH t£PT. Boyd Tackett will promote preventive medical services of the State Health Department through public health programs in each county- all public health inspections will be fair mid impartial-not arbitrary. Office Boyd Ticket! will rantult with the Congrewlonal dclt- gallon . . , work and «dvh» with the State LegUlature. (He was elected to termi In ft* Legislature and Is now completing his iecond t«rm as Congressman.) There will be NO DEPUTY GOVERNORS . . . N O THIRD TERMSI STATE IHSmUTtOHS Boyd Tackclt will coordinate the work of the state hospitals and the Medical School to improve the standards of treatment of the state's unfortunate sick. Better management and personnel programs, out-patient treatment for mental and tuberculosis institutions must be established. AND the system and practices of our penal institutions must be reformed. . . . Politics must be removed from the paiole system. * DEVELOPMENT Boyd Tackett will establish and develop · research program which will attract Industry and Increase the earnings of labor and business by making the state facilities available to private research. July 29? The TACKETT Program Will Be Accomplished Without Increase in Tones Through Greater Efficiency and Reduction of Waste in All Departments. Any Tax Increase Must Be Approved by the People! VOTE Gel your absentee billot at Hie County Clerk's Office £iW BOYD TACKETT »°» Governor Tackett Is Going to the People and The People Are Going to Tackett Political ad p«M fof by Boyd Tack**. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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