The Comanche Chief (Comanche, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1957 Page: 2 of 24
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WUn Coussrvatton | drouth. «;
'Joyed iu> abundance of min. but
in conservation practice*
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The Comanche Chief was for-
unate to win the priae last year
b*#*4 on our aoeeial uaue of
May" 10. 1058
This low waa partly due to
lack of terrace*, and to not a
sufficient number of pond*.
tanka and dam*
The priae. waa a beautiful
bronze plaque In the earlier
years of the contest, the win-
ning newspaper waa given a cash
prize of $800 in addition to the
plaque—ao It seems that we
barely missed becoming a pro-
Thls la our Ftourth Annaul Soil
Conservation Issue, and we hope
that it will meet with as much According to the Bible. God
approval by our readers as did made the world before He made
the preceding iaauez. man. put He put', man in charge
• • 1 of the land and, the water and
The Idea of The Chief getting commanded him to improve and
out such an Issue waa first sug- conserve both,
rested to us by John Simpson, ,
Comanche, head of the Upper in the early day* when peo-
Leon Soil Conservation work pie were few and the land and
unit. It waa largely through his water were plentiful, man wmst-
influence and direction that the,ed both. But as the number of
previous editions have been so men v Increase, while the amount
Through Stmpoon ’a invitation
and suggestion various fanners,
ranchers, business and profes-
sional men of Comanche Coun-
ty have each year contributed
interesting article* giving their
ideas about different phases of
soil and water conservation.
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of laqd. and water remains sta-
tionary. it baoames more and
more important for ue to Im-
prove the fertility of our land
and conserve our water supply.
Simpson again has taken the
lead in sponsoring this issue.
For the past several years the
Fort Worth Pres* has sponsored
Comanche CouVity. which last
year celebrated its Centennial, is
not faced with a growing popu-
lation. but the necessity for pre-
serving our soil and conserving
our water supply is of vital im-
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Comanche County, which has
Just gone through a seven year
In the future, we must work
out more plans for keeping our
water at home for use as need-
sandy loam, black
day. deop Mack, and day
sandy*mation as to its influence.
Uve within its borders.
Not only doss Texas rwnk^rst
in crop production, but raises
more cattle and sheop than any
Today the Chinas# are a pov-
< Arty • tricked and helpless people.
-Mss Banes whjpfc up to a
month ago had not been full in
seven years and Inks Coman-
che which never had been full.
overflowed tor almost two weeks
after finally being filled by re-
Most people of Comanche
County depend directly or in-
directly upon the soil for their
Comanche County has an area
of 972 square miles with a popu-
lation of lSjfrlO. an average of
1B.& people per square mile.
There are 0.365 farms In Co-
manche County was an average
of 236.5 acres per
Texas is the greatest cotton
»i4f all this. Texas grow* hair
the country** grain sorghums.
Comanche County, la » nor-
mal year. Is usually the leading
peanut producing county in Tex-
A school textbook that
soil erosion U the process of soil
removal by natural agencies, of
which water and wind are the
most active at this time.
* Erosion is constantly going on
in opposition to the slow process
of soli formation.
Soli erosion ha# been goto? on
since the beginning r! tune, it
_ has had its efefct on the destiny
farm The of every agriculture people whose
rise sn<mir history records.
tendency in the last few year*
tuniing^muoh IU^^eT*cuf- It has effected even those who
tlvated land to stock farms. are not agricultural peopj«- out
• • , who depend for their livelihood
The last census showed there' on herds which they drove fro®
were 1.261 farm owners In Co-'place to place In search of bet-
manche County and 501 tenant .ter grazing.
fanners. I * * „
. t -| yet the importance of soil
Soil In Comanche County is i erosion has been so little re-
classified as prairie grazing land., oognlzed until recently, that his-
rtch river and creek bottoms, tory affords Us but little Iraor-
It has been said that la an-
cient tuna*. *oil erosion may
have been the main cause of the
They are calling widly for aid
from the United States and from
other more prosperous countries.
Ten million Bgyptians are
crowded into flat muddy valley*
and other millions of them hud-
dle in house boat* on rivers
In the fall, 1956, HIGGINBOTHAM BROS. &
CO. was named as one of the top 25 dealers
in the nation, in the sale of
The only way that we accomplished this was
bry selling a top quality product at consistently
low prices—end volume.
And we are well on our way to new records
for 1957 sales ... so anything in' the ARM-
STRONG FLOOR COVERING LINE, whether
it’s an entire house, a 9x14 rug, inlaid tile, tile
or yard goods, remember you get more for your
money at HIGGINBOTHAM’S.
By TAYLOR REDDING CO.
"My rented home," said Mrs.
“Is not the prettiest place in
The kitchen floor is worn
Need? scrubbing almost ev-
I'd like to make it gay and
But what’s the use of spend-
We're fools to pour it down
Some day we might move
a*; .tin.” V
Living Room and Studio Suites
v -J ... ARRIVING DAILY!!
2-PIECE SOFA, 2 CHAIRS, 2 LAMP#,
1 LAMP TABLE ..................................SPECIAL PRICE*
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REG. $24.95 .
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OoU erosion along with sin and' ■v
crime has contributed most Y,t- Wa. 1
th. MU of covSmJ S
A E Burges ay. that soil ’
erosion has modified the surface few’
of the earth more than the mm f»r J*ck*oo 2^
bkM activities* of
«k«o-. .nd tlt.1 “
the beginning of history w 1
Bven we American*
to boast about our
;the soil ^ hi
Sizes 7’s to 14’s
$1.95 - - $2.95
$3.95, - - and up
Comanche Swimming Pool Opens Sat
•* GET YOUR fashion passport for a vacation
SWIMSUIT that will be the leading attraction in
the swim and on dry land.
And whether the suit is for swimming in the
local pool ... a nearby lake ... or during the
summer vacation— you're sure to find one of our
SURF TOG suits, to your liking.
$4.95 to $16.95
32’s thru 40’s.
Good choice of styles and colors.
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Wilkerson, J. C. The Comanche Chief (Comanche, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1957, newspaper, May 31, 1957; Comanche, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth892246/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Comanche Public Library.