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ANNUAL REPORT SUPERVISORS
TOBACCO VALLEY SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT supervisors of the Tobacco Valiev Soil Conservation District is nre pared to^funri°h coooerators and landowners of the dürfet coonera iir^cr Jo „ A , ? oopera ' mritee with a Üïv of the iuf 0V !î 168 dLest n? ft. ntL 9 H a "V digest if ^f^ure-plani and needs, T u.. m iLin?! . îr if e 1 rnfKPrv.tfmn « ba . CCO ' a ey Soi j on W M District W3S organized 14 ; 194 £ Wlth ai ?„ area of . acres. During 194/ a pro gram was earned out to extend the district to include the rest of LincoJn County A referendum was held on June 14 and the inclusion was approved by the state com mitee on August 19 1947 At the same time the Flathead district was expanding its area and 158,752 acres in the southeast part of Lin coin County were included with the Flathead district so all of Lin coin County is now in a district. After the district was expanded to include the remainder of the county, an election of supervisors was held to elect a supervisor to replace Alfred Peltier whose term expired. Lloyd Maize of Libby was elected and he will represent the western part of the district. Educational Program The fourth annual report of the The educational program during the year included community meet mgs. a fair exhibit, an essay con test, newspaper articles, talks at «te high school and cooperation at the 4-H Grange camps. Community meetings were sched uled for Eureka, Rexford and Trego during the month of April. Movies, slides and talks by Soil Conserva tion Service personnel were in eluded in the program. A fair exhibit was erecied for the Eureka fair on September 6. An essay contest was scheduled in cooperation with the Montana As sociation of Soil Conservation Dis trict Supervisors and prize money for best essays in the high school and in the grade schools was do nated by the Pomona Grange. Several programs on soil conser vation were given at the high school by the Work Unit Conservationist and the District Conservationist of the Soil Conservation Service. A member of the Soil Conserva tion Service was included on the stall of the 4-H camp attended by -j-H members from Lincoln County ar,d a member of the supervisors of 'he district was included or. the staff of the State Grange camp held at Flathead Lak,e. Soil conserva tion was included in both of these camps. Cooperation from "The Western News" in publishing soil conserva tion news items was very good and approximately 30 news items were published. A series of meetings on soil con servation were held in. Libby and Troy, area with the Granges. Slides and a movie, "Under Western Skies," were shown. New or Unusual Procedures No new or unusual practices weie carried out during the year. There was a great deal of request for equipment early in the spring. The interest lagged during the summer and early fall; however, late in f e fall, there again was a great de mand for the u:v of equipment in land clearing and it is assume i that this interest will carry over for the early 1948 season. Accomplishments The expansion ol thc district was carried out to include the remainder of Lincoln County. The iollowmg amounts of seed were received from the Soil Conservation Service nur sery: crested wheatgrass, 500 ibs.; slender wheatgrass, 500 lbs., and intermediate wheatgrass. JO lb,':. The district received a grant of a disc, a drill and a two-way plow from the Soil Conservation Ser vice. establishment of a horse herd law i in the Eureka area and a sufficient ] number of signers have beer, ob JUST * , Phone •A. A: 185 *.... V FOR FUEL OIL The cleanest, most convenient Fuel is Oil. . . . You can derive the most heat for your money. Deliveries are prompt. CALL US. E. L KEMP Prjgress is being made on j taintd- The petitions are bei..;-, sub Imitted to the county commissioners for action. .u M ° St of , the ,ß oals established . the n annual work Plan for 1947 were j , attained. Supervisors attemp d t0 secur ?. applications from land owners in the district who had not made ^Plication. The series community meeting were held dur inK April - some of which were very well attended and others had very poor attendance. The demonstra tions on lancl clearing and post treat mg were not held. News items were prepared by the Extension Service and the Soil Conservation Service and were published in ' The West ern News" The goal of one per week was not quit! reached, Ta?ks were given to the hieh school in Eureka and soil conservation was' includedmthe S S held at Bitterroot Lake. Education was also carried out among the civic clubs and Granges in the west ern part of the county in connection with the expansion of the district to include the remainder of Lincoln County. The goal of 30 farm plans was riot reached: however, nearly all of the applications which were available from the old district were serviced. The emphasis on farm plans in the future will be in the new part of the district. We were unable to secure assistance in de tine Creek Irrigation Project. It is hoped that this service can bei obtained during the coming year. Meetings of the supervisors were held regularly. Attendance by all of the supervisors should be the goal for next year. Suggestions to Assisting Agencies The District recommends that: 1. The Soil Conservation Service and the Extension Service encour age field fertilizer trials instead ofi small field plots; that is, field trials to consist of the application of fertilizer on one-half of a field of either grain or hay, leaving the remainder unfertilized so that com-1 parative data may be obtained, 2 All agencies cooperate in get ting the branch experiment station located in western Montana. 3. The Soil Canservation Service and the Extension Service cooperate to continue and expand the educa-; tional program and to carry out youth groups, 4. In view of the increased in terest in Christmas tree manage ment and marketing and the ex Jß&M a more intensive program with OUR TIRES have a 15 Month Written GUARANTEE against everything but Running Flat or Collisions. i Pat's Carter Service pansion of the district in western Montana in which a great deal woodland management «'ill be needed, the Soil Conservation Ser in vice retain the services of a farm forestry specialist. 5. All agencies assist in «tab lishmg a horse herd law in the Eureka area. of 6. All agencies cooperate to help carry out the soil conservation gram in Lincoln county. 7. The Soil Conservation Service cooperate in conducting an intensive studv to determine the feasibility of the proposed Fortine Creek Ir rigation Project. 0 ... ■ , ■ . ,j v 8. All agencies cooperate m study inp the Christmas tree blight situa develop,n S methods for lts control. 9 ' The %veed control program caSi^. j? t ' ncOUraged and continued in 1948. Conclusions ^ There is a great need for informa tion on the kind and amounts of I fertilizer which should ( be applied: I cn various soil types in this dis ! trict Field trials in the past have (been on a small plot basis and *hose should be increased to in elude an entire field, fertilizing one-. hal * of the field and using the other half as a check plot. It is hoped that when the experiment station is established in western Montana additional assistance can be obtained in fertilizer research wor k in the area, ! More information is needed on, | new and improved varieties which ! are adaptable to northwestern Mon i tana. These are needed both for I crop varieties and grass varieties, i Much work needs to be done on ; i proper range conservation in the j TobaccoValley. The first thing nec-1 es ?ary is a horse herd law which w '" prevent the grazing of grass during the winter months. Horses I congregate in the valley during the I ; ; 1 1 I 'A Grocery Store Groceries Gasoline - Oil Phone 20F1-4 -,—.— Ü" $ , V I ■ ' : ; - G£jv £Ra : ' n * l *crn Ic J <ut s Pr,ce * lit S, ° p inflon bid to •on ,JO -°oo.Ooo at **rAu UVeis üüm f y ■ ] \ & TV I 1 *'"* Hi 4] ' GENERAL ELECTRIC PUT LOWERED PRICES AHEAD OF OTHER THINGS General Electric lowered prices because we wanted to do our part to stop the present spiral of inflation. General Electric lowered prices on electrical*appli ances in greatest demand—because that is where low ered prices on General Electric products will do the most good and have the greatest effect. General Electric lowered prices regardless of the fact that G-E profits are not high—are not at present levels high enough. We did this because we know that in the long run General Electric can prosper only as the people of this country prosper. We believe that producing more goods for more people at less coat is the soundest way of running a business. And we feel that inflation in this country has reaqhed a dangerous level—for the wage earner, for the man with savings, and for industry alike. Do jpo n know what inflation can do to yon? As money buys less and leas, your savings lose their buying power. Life insurance policies dwindle in value. Money saved to take your wife to the hospital won't pay the bill when the t ime comes. Pay checks buy less and leas. Retirement money won't pay for retirement. This applies to the man who brings home a weekly pay check, to the man with a little* savings in the bank or a life insurance policy, and to companies that have to build new plants and buy new machines to fill future needs and provide future jobs. Inflation is a sinister thing. It steals up on a country and its economy in a gradually accelerating two-step of prices and wages—each trying to get one step ahead of the other—and there is no red line to show when the danger point has been reached. Inflation is like a fire. Once it gets well under way, it can never be checked until everything is destroyed. I Self-restraint by industries and indmdMis the best check You as an individual can do most by buying less and saving more—thus avoiding bidding up the prices for scarce goods. Business and industry can do much by lowering prices whenever and wherever possible— voluntarily. General Electric put lowered prices ahead of other things because we believe it is a step towards licking inflation. •ri . We Must Destroy Inflation or It Will Destroy Us ELECTRIC GENERAL m winter and feed ». aas been left from summer grazing This is the fir<t step to be taken j range improvement in the There is a need for reseeding .^ges and retiring low class agn cultural land to pastures. There also a need fur development of u r ««ated The e pro-,oontima j^ms . tc be , s :a the m-w own ■ ■ ^ on any grass that area. onal program must be and pastures. 1 m the old area to assist completing the practices iblished on their farms area to educate the land o the benefits to be de n the district program uld take a moi rt in the educational pro . ( the district; iS t r;\ Sum activ y at 1 on I present at each meeting held with the jianizatkms in the cour Co va: : ■We put ir. «1 Statg Sec. Marshall on Ger man situation. the Rusisans take ! out Guaranteed Radio Repairing • Tubes • Batteries • Tube checking Telescoping House Aerials. • Phonograph Records & Albums • Needles Radios & Radio-Phonographs Bakers Radio Service ON HONOR ROLL in' "n and Marjory A. Hunter, both of Libby: Ronald J Rice and Lido J Vizzutti, Eureka, and William R. Dolan. Troy, were among the 262 LINCOLN CO. STUDENTS Misosula—Darrel R (Bill' Mar , , . .a students who earned place's on the ''ill quarter honor roll at the State University. The honor roll in cluded 140 veterans and 30 students with straight "A" grades. Martin, a navy veteran, is a jun r in physical education and a 1942 äduate of Libby high school, and iss Hunter. 1946 Libby graduate, a sophomore in journalism. Ron i i !■ M -ml J. Rice was graduated from Lin c In «. ounty high school in 1938, obtained a university degree in geology, served in the Marine corps and is now taking advanced work m journalism, and Vizzutti 1941 . . ~ , LincoJn County graduate, is an army veteran and a freshman in liberal Cold Weather Check-Ups Preserve your Prestone and Permanent Anti-Freeze by: HAVING THE FOLLOWING CHECKED . . . • HOSES HEATER BATTERY • RADIATOR • WATER PUMP Good Motors Demand This Service LIBBY srMßTORS 52 Do« ART BROCK Across From Kootenai Theatre PAGE KINK TRUCKS COLLIDE Dolan, who was graduated in arts. 1946 from Troy high school, is a sophomore in the school of phar macy. Considerable damage was done to truck driven by Walter Johnson when he collided with a loaded log interesting, ging truck driven by Seeley Bache, Thursday of last week. Pictures taken at the scene of the collision about 25 miles south, of Libby on Highway No. 2 were MAKES HONOR ROLL Raymond C Brace who is *. sophomore at the Montana Stale Normal College, Dillon, was amoac the students who earned a place on the autumn quarter honor roll, The honor roll is comprised of the , 10 P cr ccnt of students making the highest scholastic rating during any quarter , Mr . Bracy Ls thc son Mr. and Mrs. Ralph O. Bracy, Troy.