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June 20, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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June 20, 1975

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hme 19, 1975 The Glenville Democrat/Pathrmder .q Gus R. West ring their ever on a "'noxious SO0.000 and in this SCratchy. more Pellets, registered ta West Promising Douglas Agricul. project counties _ in 1971. killed 95 in treated has sessions effective Sad using to State Gus R. for the and the developed and "to our TORDON if followed, we must multiflora added. "'Its of lost e fill air the air all State July each day, from West talent from on the authentic the three every Glen Crane Bryant, Jennie off-hour on be given from The ge. the first r~tends an in West and play all on July 3, Clulcimer of the will of July, arrive. for Iuly clinic Persona ' Club of clinic Mabel revenue tram livestock as well as land use for any purpose, including wildlife production and recreation." He said multiflora rosa, first introduced to form natural hedgerows, is a good thing gone bad. "All over the state it has escaped into our pastures. reducing production of grasses and forage for livestock and wildlife, and in some places growing so thick as to deny passage. Its briars tear at the skin of any person or animal trying to work near it, walk through it. or graze under it. In the woods, it grows up to 20 to 30 feet high on existing trees." Worse. Douglass added, the problem grows bigger every year as patches of rose encroach more and more land. ever-expanding from seed dropped by birds who utilize the berries as food. In many areas, he said. multiflora rose has taken over complete pastures and it is believed present to one degree or another on every one of the state's 30.000 farms-"sometMng we can ill afford in a state where agriculture is an important part of our economy or a world that's already growing short on food". While the Federal EPA label is called "Experimental," Douglass emphasized that use of TORDON 1OK is far from experimental in the view of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. He explained that the material has been registered for years for industrial uses, such as control of brush along utility rights-of-way, and that research on West Virginia pasture land dates back to 1968. "We're long past the experimental stage." he asserted. "We're dealing with a known situation-sad the data clearly proves this is a safe and effective method of control when used properly." Treated rose bushes died within the first year after the chemical was applied, he said. and ~rass quickly re-established itself, restoring to good grazing land which had been rendered useless by the rose plants. West Virginia was granted a state label permitting use of the TORDON 10K on permanent grass pa~,tures in 1972. "The product was available commercially that year and hundreds of farmers used it with good results." Douglass said, adding: "'Significantly, there was not a single complaint-to our knowledge-to indicate damage to plant life of any kind outside treated areas," One of the objectives of this year s program is to scientifically evaluate the chemical's persister~cv in the soil in treated areas as well as monitor down-slope soils, streams, and catch ponds to again check on possible movement and the persistence of the chemical. Douglass said. TORDON has been selected for rose control because it is extremely active on certain trees and broadleaf plants without damaging grasses. Farmers have been repeatedly cautioned not to use the material near plants they want to save and to keep it away from waterways. "In a program like this," Douglass concluded, "you look at both the good and the undesirable factors. In the case of multiflora rose. itself a man-introduced form of pollution an our land. the benefits of control far outweigh the undesireabte conse- quences." More than 1900 farmers have signed up to treat multiflora rose on some 8.000 acres of land in every county in the state during 1975 under terms of a $300.000 U.S. Agricultural Stablization and Conservation Service (ASCS) cost-sharing program er records-- Dick ~all. CAlmer County's intrepid weathermem, has compiled a series of documented weather measurements that should sa fi~>~,. ~,~'~~,J~J~ interested in all-time records. His statistics were compiled from various sources including Earth Sciences Laboratory; U.S. Army Natick Laboratories and WMO Bulletin No. 332: Operational Hydrology Report No. I; and The Cooperative ~)~,~;erv- er, Eastern Region, March 1975. Vol. XIII. No. I Tmmperatur~ Coldest recorded in the World: -127F, Vostok. Antarctica. Coldest recorded in the U.S. {excluding Alaska} - 70 F. Rogers Pass, Montana. Warmest recorded in the world: 136 F, Libya, Africa Wa rmest U.S. Greatest U.S. Greatest 2-minute temperature rise: 49 F {from -4 to 45) Spearfish. South Dakota Precipitation: Dmation Depth [in.] Location Date 1 minute 1.50 Beret,Guadeloupe 11/26/1970 42 minutes 12.O0 Holt. Me. 6/22/1947 2 hr. 10 rain. 19.00 Rockport. WV 7/18/1889 4 hr. 30 rain. 50.84 Smethport. Pa 7/18/1942 12 hr. 52.76 Belouve. 2/28-29/1964 La Reunion North America's Greatest 24 hour snowfall: 76 inches Silver Lake, Colorado North America's Greatest Snowfall in one storm: 189 inches Mt. Shasta. California Other: Worlds highest surface wind: 231 mph Mt. Washington. NH U,S. longest dry period: 767 days, Ba~zdad, California U.S. foggiest place: 2552 hours per year average, Cape Disappointment, Washington Wolrd's larRest recorded hailstone: 1 V2 pound. Potter ND Ph. 462-7119 SCHOOL UIIIAIIES OPIEII FOR SUMMEIt PROGRAM ~mer County's aclboo~ will open their librm-ies for public use this q~mer. Many times dams mmilpmments keep the student so occupied that be does not have time to read library books during the scho61 year. In mlditloa, the Board of Education leak others [parents and other ciUzeu] may desire to use the county school's library facilities. Therefore, fee" the ~ time, this summer the Board of Education has ~JuKluled each ~ i~dpal to be in his school cm certain days. This arranaement allows the sclmoi Prtmcipal to open the libraries for public usom bt-w- dy Persmm_j desiring to do extra reading this summer, may go to the mad chock out library bo~m. Parents are encouraged to explore the library for books they mlaht want to read. All five County schools wm be open aordill8 to the schoduJe below for the summer months: FOR OPENING LIBRARIES Ik00 A.M. to 4:~ P.M.. July lOth 9:00 A,M. to 4.'00 P.M. - July 24th A.M. to 4.-00 P.M. - August 71h 9:00 A~M. to 4.'0@ P.M. - August 21st 9:00 A.M. to 4.q~0 P.M. - September 4th Parqmtal help could be uumd with ~ summer library program. If coald hmlp am library check-mat day, #ease call the school Principal. itoBmrr IL HAiIDMAN Supm umdma Shank Portion All Meat 12 ax. ~Q 2 iS. Amor a i: 30 ax. 40 eL 2 For We gkdfy accept E$.D.A. Food Stamps :WELCOME GLfNVILLf WV