The Boerne Star (Boerne, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1956 Page: 4 of 8
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THE BOERNE STAR
/Thursday, May 31, 1956
The Texas Farm and Ranch
Safety Council reports that at
least one Texan of late has beat
the 14 to 1 odds against the
tractor driver surviving an acci-
dent with an automobile. The
next driver may not be so lucky.
“Don’t take chances with un-
marked or unlighted tractors on
public roads or highways, your
life depends on your being seen.”
Mrs. Ida L. Seeger was host-
ess on Wednesday to the mem-
bers of her bridge club.
Before the games the host-
ess served delicious Baked Alas-
ka. At the conclusion of the
games, prizes were awarded to
the hostess, Mrs. Max J. Richter,
Jr. and Mrs. Joe D. Johns.
Guests were Mrs. A. B. Vogt
and Mrs. George Schomburg of
“.. . to keep always in mind our original pur-
poses — to produce milk that meets, first of
all, the health needs of tiny children. By so
doing, to offer to people of all ages
milk that fulfills these high-
' est standards of wholesome-
ness, richness and purity.
NEWS NOTES FROM
OFFICE C. E. NELSON
Borden's Milk delivered fresh daily to
Boerne in refrigerated trucks.
Kendall County 4-H Boys,
Attend District Camp:
Nine 4-H Club members of
Kendall County and 2 adults are
in attendance at the District 7
4-H Club Camp which is being
held at the A and M College Ad-
junct Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday of this week.
From Boerne, Club members
attending are Mac Gilliat, Bruce
Pfeiffer, Sidney Cravey, Steve
Porter, Larry Stahl and Shris
From Comfort are Wilburn
Eckhardt, Willie 0. Werner, Jr.,
and Jimmy Scheele. Adults are
Mr. Edwin Scheele and County
San Antonio Exposition
Announces Wool And
Mohair ShowFor 1957:
An announcement by W. L.
Jones, Manager of the San An-
tonio Show, is that for 1957 the
show will sponsor a statewide
wool and mohair exhibit. Class-
es will be provided for Rambouil
let, Delaine, and Columbia flee-
ces. Rules and regulations will
be-announced in the 1957 Prem-
An important change in amb
weights is that “fat lambs weigh
ing into the Show at more than
105 lbs will be automatically
sifted.” There will be 4 classes
for lambs instead of the custo-
mary 3, and provides for 4
Pens of 3 fat barrows are eli-
minated for 1957. Single bar-
rows will show in weights of
180-200 lbs for lights; 201-220
lbs for mediums; and 221-240
lbs. for heavies. Each exhibitor
may show only 2 fat barrows in
any one class.
Dates for the 1957 San Anto-
tonio Livestock Exposition are
February 8 through 17.
GOOD RANGE PRACTICES
College Station, May 28 —
“Proper use and stocking of
range land has proven to be
profitable from pounds of live-
stock produced as well as from
conservation of soil and water to
withstand drouths,” says G. O.
Hoffman, Extension Range
Specialist, Texas A & M College.
In speaking of the practices,
Hoffman referred to them as
the tools of range management.
Each individual should choose
the range management tool that
will best help him maintain a
long lasting, profitable ranching
business. These range land prac-
tices are: proper use and stock-
ing, deferred and rotation graz-
ing, brush control, reseeding
cross-fencing, salt and water dis
tribution and walkways in
Hoffman says the rancher
should graze only the number of
livestock that he has grass for,
with stocking rates figured on
using half and leaving half of
the current year’s growth. A-
nother good practice is deferred
grazing. The deferred pastures
can be mighty important as a
feed reserve during winter. Or
by rotating livestock, one pas-
ture can be. deferred while graz-
ing others, says Hoffman.
“By controlling brush, water
ordinarily sapped from the
ground by trees is left for grass.
Bruh control should always be
folfowed by deferred grazing,”
Hoffman cautions. Cross fencing
should be planned where each
area has the same grazing po-
tential. This means that an acre
of bottomland may graze as
many livestock as 5 acres of up-
“In marshlands,” says Hoff-
man, “walkways similar to
ranch roads, are an important
range practice.' They are built
to get even grazing of the good
When it is not profitable to
fence, then proper salt and wat-
erdistribution can give the
rancher a chance to use grasses
in the ungrazed corner.
Livestock do not need water
and salt together as once
thought. Livestock will find salt
when it is moved into ungrazed
areas if they need it.
“Practice of these conserva-
tion methods will assure a more
profitable business in the fu-
ture,” ays Hoffman.
Merchandising methods for
most food products have under-
gone radical changes within the
past few years, but in the case
of eggs, F. Z. Beanblossom, ex-
tension poultry marketing spe-
cialist, says not many new ap-
proaches have been used to in-
form consumers about egg val-
ues at the retail level. Do you
know the food value contained
in a pound of eggs or how many
eggs are required to weigh one
Although 1956 Hill Country
League Schedules were printed
showing games to be played at
Kerrville as night games; due
to Kerrville being unable to in-
stall lights/ all games there will
be played starting at 3:00 P. M.
instead of at night. They hope
to have ights for the 1957 sea-
Bluestone may be successfully
used to clear water troughs,
ponds, or reservoirs of green
scum. Ask your local county
agent for a copy of L-55.
TREATED POSTS — POLES
6y2 foot to 14 foot in stock.
All sizes available on special
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Fuller Brush Man
Greatly reduced prices on
several paint items we are clos-
ing out. Come in and see our
A fashionable lady and her
dog approached the voting
“Ah,” said a bystander, “I see
you are going to exercise your
“This isn’t a franchise,” re-
torted the lady. “Its’ a cocker
A Secretary looked at her
watch during her afternoon
coffee break and said, “Gee, I’d
better get back to the office, or
I’ll be late for quitting time.”
MATTER ON RANGES
The organic matter content of
■a range soil is one of the end
products of good range manage-
ment and is as vital as good cov-
er in relation to obs orbing rain-
fall and maintaining fertility..
The chief source of organic mat-
ter is the deep rooted tall grass-
es that have covered our coun-
try for ages and produced a
source of organic matter to build
up the soils we have today. Tons
and tons of litter falling down
and decaying into the soil have
made it black instead of its once
white caliche beginning. The
characteristic annual dying of
one third of the grass roots have
left little channels and again
tons of organic matter deposited
as far down as 12 to 15 feet be-
low the surface. Is it any wonder
that rainfall was absorbed on
the virgin ranges almost as fast
as it fell. It is these types of
soils that maintain our springs,
rivers, underground water ta-
bles, and produce the most grass
for the ranchers crop.
Many ranges are now low in
organic matter and many have
actually changed color from
black to gray. The grass cover
has changed to shallow rooted
grasses and weeds that produce
little organic matter. The soils
bear a thick surface crust that
allows rainfall to run off. This
rainfall is not stored for dry
years. Many ranchers are stock-
ing at their original rates on
just half the range and soil they
A rancher merely has to use
the tools available to his every-
day management in order to
maintain and build up the high
production range and*, organic
matter in the soil. Maintain a
minimum of 1 1-4 tons of litter
on the average range soil by
stocking on a basis of cover
available. Yearly deferment of a
pasture within a regular defer-
ment cycle of not more than
every three years builds up lit-
ter, organic matter, and lets the
better grasses reproduce their
kind. The more top growth, the
deeper the root systems will ex-
tend into the soil. This prepares
us for drought and also insures
a good winter pasture with the
dry forage. Some eradication of
noxiouc plants and brush may
be necessary. They add little to
production, organic matter, and
litter when compared with the
high producing grass. Brush con
trol may often be the only cost
to a range management pro-
gram. Work towards the deep
rooted tall grasses that are both
palatable and high producing.
Deferment, cover management,
and brush control will be effec-
tive in much of the Edwards
A soil high in organic matter,
litter, and deep rooted grasses
gives other sid advantages that
are very important to the ranch
er. Termites are kept under-
ground where they feast on the
annual root death. The soil tem-
perature remains constant and
the grasses thus green up earlier
and often remain green through
out the winters. Grasses remain
green and productive in drouths
because of the high potential
of an organic soil to store up
moisture. And then of course we
have fertility. Soil Nutrients
that are tied up are released
slowly to the plants during de-
cay processes of organic matter.
Too often we have noticed the
top of the ground with little
notice to what was happening
under the surface in the way of
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Davis, Jack R. The Boerne Star (Boerne, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1956, newspaper, May 31, 1956; Boerne, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth863873/m1/4/?q=GRANITE%20SHOALS: accessed February 19, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Patrick Heath Public Library.