The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 11, 1950 Page: 2 of 10
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THURSDAY MAY 11, 1950
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN,
D?rk Days For
The dark era for Texas wildlife
back in the 1870's and 1880's~ is
described by A. S. Jackson, wild-
life biologist for the Game, Fish
and Oyster, Commission, in the
May issue of Texas Game & Fish,
soon to be distributed. His article,
headed "When Game Was Plenti-
ful," emphasizes that the doom of
the once mighty herds was sealed
by the advent of repeating rifles,
' models of 1873 and 1876.
Jackson's research yielded a
Henrietta Journal item about a
man "living near the Red River"
killing "278 head of deer in a
circumference of ten miles from
his house." The San Antonio
News of August 31, 1877, told of
two brothers, in two weeks' time,
shooting 67 deer, 219 turkeys
104 in one day, 3 bears, 46 ducks
and 30 quail and that they also
bagged 275 pounds of wild honey.
A Hardin, county newspaper, on
July 21, 1878, quoted venison hams
at 25 cents each. A Mason coun-
ty news item carried in the" Gal-
veston Daily News on August 24,
1879, reported a man killed more
than 100 deer "so far this year."
The article continued: "Our woods
are alive with deer and other
game. We Hear of a number of
men in this section who are fol-
lowing no other pursuit this year
but that of killing deer (because)
the skins when dressed bring a
fancy price." One month later,
a news report stated that a Mason
man "made $112 this year from
The Brownsville Cosmopolite on
December 26, 1880, quoted the
current price of mallard and teal
ducks in the local markets "at a
little over four cents each." The
same month, the Henrietta Shield
stated that "A load of wild turkeys
was brought to town last Sunday
and sold at fifty cents apiece."
But, about the same time, anoth-
er quotation for turkeys was 25
Jackson, in his graphic account
of the wanton destruction, contin-
ued: "Throughout the newspaper
record of game slaughters was
found no note sounding the word
conservation. Indeed, public opin-
ion seems to have been asleep to
what was happening."
Then Jackson concludes: "If
one is sickened after reading the
entire collection of notes at one
sitting, he must be at the same
time heartened by the changes
which have followed, changes
which reflect by contrast, an
awareness on the part of news edi-
tors to wildlife, values and needs,
and an awakened public con-
"Go in and out the window" is
a line from a children's game
which thousands of little young-
sters have played for years. It
may be used to describe some-
thing else, too, for flies like to
go in and out windows. Dr. Geo.
W. Cox, state health officer, re-
ports that fly infestation will be
heavy this year. So, now is the
time to kill those early flies . . .
before they have a chance to pro-
duce thousands more during the
These pests love to buzz around
I in uncovered garbage pails, sta-
! bles, old privies, and in homes
around uncovered food. Do you
have a metal garbage pail with a
tight-fitting lid? Are screens on
your windows and doors in good
repair? Waste should be removed
from stables often, for horse man-
ure is one of the chief breeding
places of flie£ Children can help
to keep flies out of the house by
keeping screen doors closed, and
swatting the flies that enter the
Uncle Sam Says
Political Independence, our "Dec-
laration of Independence," was pro-
claimed to a young and vigorous na-
tion on July 4, 1776, when citizens
were summoned to Independence
Hall plaza in Philadelphia by the1 '
stentorian tones of the historic Lib-
erty Bell. The actual tone of the Lib-
erty Bell will again be heard through-
out the nation during the U. S. Sav-'
ings Bonds "Independence Drive"'.
May 15-July 4. This time it will peal
forth a message of financial inde- j
pendence for the individual, a re-1
j would be well to check the prices
you can expect for the calvcs
when they are ready for market,
the extra cost of production might
not be justified. Creep feeding
doesn't work so well in pastures
that contain more than two sec-
tions and sometimes the location
of the creep creates a problem.
Thompson suggests thati you
check your own situation and if
the advantages outweigh the dis-
advantages, give the creep feed-
ing program a trial. Your local
county agent can help you with
plans for the enclosure as well as
plans for the creep feeder. He
can give you a sugegsted ration or
two for use in the feeders and can
probably help clear up a lot of
other questions that you might
have on creep feeding.
foliage on the trees which is nec-
essary to maintain the proper de-
velopment of the fruit.
All varieties of fruits, he says,
are blooming from two to four
weeks late. Burbank's Early July
Elberta is one of the varieties that
is showing the most promise at
this time for it has set the heav-
iest crop of fruit. This would in-
dicate that in the southeast part
of Texas, that maybe future plant-
ings should include this variety.
Hutchison suggests that a spray
solution made by mixing two
pounds of lead arsenate, three
pounds of 50 per cent wettable
DDT and 8 pounds of hydrated
lime to 100 gallons of'water be
used on the trees that have set a
fair crop and have some leaf foli-
age coming out at the present
time. It will protect fruit from
curculio damage. If the leaves
have come out on the trees, he
recommends the addition of six
pounds of wettable sulfur and
three pounds of zinc sulphate to
the above mixture.
He believes that orchard own-
ers should give the trees the best
of care for the existing conditions
may cause heavy tree losses.
The mild weather during the
past winter is causing Texas
peach producers much concern.
According to John Hutchison, as-
sociate extension, horticultural
specialist of Texas A. & M. Col-
lege, there just wasn't enough
cold weather to give the trees the
minder to every citizen of the im- needed rest period. Peach trees
. and Savings1,: )le says, must have 750 hours of
temperatures below 40 degrees
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The lack of cold weather, he
house. j points out, will likely cause heavy
Flies carry germs on their fast-; shedding of the young fruit that
moving wings, in their tube-like j js beginning to show up on the
mouths, and on their furry feet | trees at this time. The shed-
and legs. What are some of the
diseases they spread? Typhoid
fever, dysentery, and tuberculosis
are spread by these insects who
feed on germ-laden filth.
Clean-up campaigns, screening,
ana spraying with insecticides are
the best methods for getting rid
of flies. Special care should be
used in the use of DDT, or other
insecticides . . . directions should
be followed carefully. Let's clean
up on the new crop of fli<?s to pro-
tect the health of our families.
ding will result from a lack of
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Creep Feeders For
Many ranchers and stock farm-
ers in the state have found that
creep feeding for calves is a prac-
tical and economical practice to
follow. According to U. D.
Thompson, assistant extension ani-
mal husbandman of Texas A. &
M. College, now is the time to
start the young calves on creep
He says the feeders are easy
to build and are not expensive.
The enclosure or fenced area
should be constructed with an
opening large enough for the
calves to get through but too
small for older cattle. Place the
feeder inside the enclosure and
fill with whole grain. He points
out thai it is a good idea to con-
fine an older animal in the creep i
pen r.s a decoy for the calves and I
also as an aid in getting them to |
eat from the feeder. '
He points out that as much as
100 pounds of meat may be added
to the calf's weight during the
first six to eight months through
h? use of creep feeding. It has
(her advantages too; permits
:• rketinj, at an earlier age, the
iv.other cows stay in better con-
'ion; calves are more uniform;
xhrinkat-o is less at weaning time,
it shortens the feeding period
after weaning and serves as a good
market for home grown feed
There are certain disadvant-
ages that might make creep feed-
ing impractical on some farms
and ranches and Thompson points
them out. Extra equipment may
be needed and there is the prob-
lem of getting the calves to eat.
Hogs, sheep and goats must be
kept out of the feeders and it
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 11, 1950, newspaper, May 11, 1950; Rusk, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326206/m1/2/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.