The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 18, 1958 Page: 2 of 22
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2 ROCKDALE (Tex.) REPORTER
The Texian Editor’s
December 18. 1958
Frontier News Flashes
Department of lotiraltsm S Graphic Aits
university of Houston
'Edit or,> flct^'—Thu c<
•ports happenings of 100
jo in Texas as selected fron
l T x
December 14-20, 1858
J! Wickland writes to th<
ir of the Marshall R
iat Richardson's new
uns manv inaccuracii
iqhnn *,whiV“ nym. • * \ . a ,
100- The Harrison Flag has another
long letter from Richard T
Archer about the never progress-
ed, • Pacific Railroad
ip con- The Matagorda Gazette and top
which Richmond Reporter have been
u* -. to tickling Col John A Wharton tor
Congress. The Houston Tele-
gruph brings out a whole list.
Howard Finley has been elected
regain their liber
ty last Mayor of Anderson.
in their t
xcavations that i
nore thev would
n five Pork is selling in :
have a< 5 cents per pound
vela. v, j i for 20 coins
Uttar News claim
s ov er The Dallas Herald
t -i t , ;!.dn-d . ,i:. .t . • prt.gra: ime xor a uem
The Y’ention which would
, ilog> tionabie could it be a
to RUBBER STAMPS—Now vve can
and give you one-day service on all
Tin Made-to-Order Rubber Stamps,
•ci a Call The Reporter Office
COLLEGE STATION — Five
w jk o? . vccneno*- in tr.e west
cross timbers area ot Texas show- !
ed that wells of low capacity. 25
*o 120 gallons per minute, can be j
used profitably in the production j
of irrigated peanuts
From 1953-57. yields of peanuts
on migated land averaged 34 j
bushels per acre compared with
an uvuage, dryland yield of 14
htishejs per acre—-a net tttfter** •
♦•nee* ot - tO- m ?avT>r of'
the irrigated peanuts. Iiriga-i
■ tion also improved the quality j
of peanuts produced during I
the dry years of 1954 and ,
1956 Irrigation increased hay |
» iaMg olvnnt ‘)H KoIac rwvr aero
The small heads of water com- '
bined with the types of equipment
needed result in an irrigation de- |
veiopment cost ranging from SI46
to $301 per acre irrigated on indi- j
vidual farms. Costs for irrigation
water averagedi S5 09 per acre- j
mch. or $33 per acre
The cost of labor for irrigation !
and other costs associated with 1
irrigation ranged from $10 04 to !
S16 67 and averaged $13 66 per
acre for the five-year period. The j
average total cost of irrigation
including operating and overhead
ranged from $37 96 to $63 34 per 1
acre on the five individual farms j
studied and averaged $46 64 per <
acre for all farms.
The five-year average net re- :
turn from irrigated peanut pro- j
duction on individual farms rang-
' Cot loll Root Rot
root rot is one of thi most com
mon plant diseases in Texas and
is found in all areas except the
panhandle and high plains Ac-
cording to Harlan Smith, exten-
sion plant pathologist, it is most
common in the areas with heavy,
alkaline soils and must be com-
batted by growing resistance or
ijnrmme plants or b> dry wig. out
find’ acidifying the soil nad.b^ the
ed troru $39.65 to S59 64 per acre
but differed considerably among
farms and on the same farm in
different years. The lowest net
return was $10 25 per acre and the
highest was $196.40 per acre.
The Texas Agricultural Experi-
ment Station has released a bul-
letin giving a complete summary
of the study. It is entitled 'Costs
and Returns of Irrigated Peanut
Production. West Cross Timbers,
1953-57.” It is available from the ;
Agricultural Information Office.
College Station, Texas. It's bul- j
u<-e of certain cultural practice:.
Ornamental plants affected by
the disease, caused by a fungus,
die suddenly. Small plants often
die within a few days after the
first wilting while largi-r trees
may d.c more slowly. The root
system of affected plants decays
and small plants can be pulled
from the soil with little effort
points out Smith. The bark of
the roots is decayed and brown-
ish and wooly strands of fungus
frequently are apparent on the
Under moist conditions, spore
mats sometimes appear on the
soil surface. These mats may
range from two to 12 inches in
diameter and first are snow-white
and cottony in appearance They
later have a tan and powdery
Smith says that now i< the time
to plan a control program for
ornamentals. He advises that
only resistant or immune plants
be used for plantings whether be-
ing made for the first time or as
replants. For a listing of the
resistant and immune plants, he
suggests tjiat a copy of L-390,
Dolls Bring Joy Moclol Building Kits l iiMpio Plan* Cards
t Rot,” be obtained
deal county agent
To -Little Moms’
The instinct of most little girls
to play "grown-up” is catered to
mure than ever in the pack of
toys that herald the approach of
Fashion consciousness seems to
be instinctive with little sister,
judging from the Yule-tide crop
»jf dolls. Completely clothed with
extra outfits available, these dolls
reflect the newest Paris trends in
silhouettes and accessories. Em-
pire gowns are of course, the fa-
A note ot nostalgia is achieved
with the populai re-emergence
of the Sihrley Temple doll, which
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The doll mother of 1958 will
find that good grooming gets spe-
cial attention with kits designed
to provide top-to-toe care for her
This basic training in personal
care is equalled only by the head-
start she receives in the profess-
ion of baby-sitting, provided by a
kit containing pinions diapers,
c: lie-proof nipples, a draft-proof
Ideal for Youngstersi For ^ ul<* Dinner
Today's model toys are a far
cry from the days when children
easily assembled simple cars, wa-
gons or planes.
The model kits on the market
for Christmas *58, are created to ;
develop ingenuity and dexterity, i
and make available everything
from authentic miniatures of an- j
tique cars to ar> exact reproduo- i
tion of an army “box car" plan? j
complete with combat team.
The famous Harley-Davidson
motorcycle is recreated in a model i
kit designed from official blue-1
prints, accurately detailed and1
sealed to 9 Inches in length.
The world’s first evnerimental 1
helicopter-plane, the McDonnel
XV-1 Is also available in authen- j
tic miniature and comes with 3!
doll carriage and a miniature
All in all, it seems to be just a
few steps from "play-pretend" to
"for real," with toys acting as her
introduction to an adult world
Place cards add a real party -
toueh to vour Christmas dinner.
You don't have to expect a large
crowd . . • they’re fun to use,
even for two.
Plan place cards to fit in with
youi* other table decorations and
Easy and delightful . . . rempve
the ring from a tiny Christmas
• tree ball. Insert, a smftll caqd.le kV
instead and priyt the name on'the *
ball with paint or fingernail
A “Corker" . . . paint large
corks green and decorate them
with beads and sequins. Glue or
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siraignt pins wii **
Spray with glitter and then set
large side down on top of a
smaller brown cork . . . volia! you
have a Christmas tree to attach
Inexpensive and Gay . stuff
infant-si/e red socks *you can
buy in the variety store' so they
will stand ra her erect- Tie a
ribbon and card to the sock and
stand against the water tumblers.
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SWEATER SHIRTS by Henry Amber 10.95
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JACKETS by McGregor End Berkray 10.95 to 22.95
JAGS by Berkray 5.35 to 8.95
WHITE SHIRTS by Manhattan 3.95
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Cooke, W. H. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 18, 1958, newspaper, December 18, 1958; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth694591/m1/2/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.