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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - September 1, 1977, Colorado Springs, Colorado PIKES FEAX BOX 1579 COLORADO CO 80301 ews 20 VOLUME NOr 77ISSUE 28 Serving the Pikes Peak plains region since 19O1 28 The Largest Rural Weekly In All Of County And East El Paso Counly Tl The Largest Rural Weekly In All Of County And East El Paso SEPTEMBER 1 977 Melvin Fields Super Salvage Special Melvin Fields of Calhan is pre standing in second place in the Colorado Springs Interna tional Speedways Bomber Class of stock Fields has won 4 bomber mains during the current racing while the leader Harry Krams has 5 wins to his There are two more weekends left in the season at shown above with John Nap Pieper of Farmers State is only a rookie to the motor racing sport this His is the proud owner of the largest trophy in the She won the summeri featured Powderpuff race in which only women drivers even though she drew the last spot at the start of the Melvins pit crew are all from Calhan and include Dave Wool Boyd Jerry Ben Charles Armer and of course wife Melvin wishes to extend his appreciation to his sponsors Farmers State Bank for racing tires Pieper Sons Insurance Skelly for gas and Bo Mar Manufacturing for roll bar and 25 Of Wheat Land May Be Colorado will plant 000 fewer acres to wheat this fall if the Carter administrations plan to retire 25 percent of the nations wheat landis put into said Colorado Commis of Agriculture Evan That would result in a crop reduction of about 14 million bushels of wheat in the the Commissioners In as of June there were 000 bushels of wheat in storage on farms and in commercial Additional quantities of producer owned wheat are stored outside the state due to shortages of storage With more than 60 percent of the previous years crop still in the 1977 harvest added an estimated 56 million additional bushels to the oversupply Figures on the unsold Colorado wheat stocks from the 1977 crop will be available from the Colorado Crop and Livestock Reporting Service October The current Colorado wheat price is 89 a Cost of production is over 00 a Goulding Given a world market glut ted with the Administra tion really has no choice but to reduce Colorado wheat farmers and others cannot survive much longer producing wheat at losses of well over a dollar a Goulding we hope any plans this administration comes up with to control production will be more equitable and far sighted than the programs of past Falcon School Gets Aid Falcon School District Evans Elementary School will undergo to have more classrooms They applied for federal assistance for the classrooms and approval has been granted for for the classroom The school asks to bear with them and the crowded conditions during con other special Melvin also extends a thank you to Charles Armer who helped ob tain parts and to Tim Eckert and Lee Courter for the paint on his Super Salvage The positive response from the local fans from Calhan who come to see Melvin race has been a big adds Mel and he thanks all of you What about the 1977 bomber champion possibilities question asked Melvin brought the Were gonna give it our best shot Lee Benjamin Has Champion At State Fair Lee son of and Harold Benjamin of won champion in the class of Champions of Champions at the Colorado State Fair in Lees calf was an Limousin Angus Crossbred named Black Black Jack weighed 1170 The calf also won Grand Champion at Elbert County A picture of the champion is forthcoming and will be pub at a later date in this Lee is a Junior at Simla High and belongs to Agate Rural Rust lers 4H He has done extremely well in his 4H work throughout the Welcome Teachers This edition of Farm News is dedicated to the new teachers in the area we Photos and stories are labor Day To Draw Many To Simla The Annual Labor Day Cele bration in Simla is upon us again and this years festivities will be just as big as big day is sponsored by the Simla Volunteer Fire Depart ment and area businessmen and ranchers and begins at with the Volunteer Fire Department serving hundreds of free The Kuzins will also help kick the big day off with music from the cour tesy of Nichols Tillage The horseshoe tournament and gun shoot sponsored by the Simla Gun Club will get under way at 1 The kids foot races will start at 2 Somewhere during the after a Senior Slave Sale is in which the Simla Seniors will be auctioned off for a days labor to the The money is used by the class for their senior The softball which begins will have the championship games on schedule at 10 Labor They tourney is hosted by the Simla Everyone is welcome so plan to stay the whole day and join in the fun of Labor Day in Simla Instant Coming To Elbert The National Campers and Hikers Association NCHA will father at Peaceful Valley Boy cout July 1978 for its 18th annual This event is expected to draw over 000 from the and many other coun tries who will start rolling in on July 1978 when the gates open at The site becomes an INSTANT with its own grocery and all other necessities to take care of a comparable city of over 000 or more The convention features in of new officers meetings and nightly fun daily activities which give something for every one to or campers can just sightsee in the Highlights of the convention include the Teen the second largest such event in the United Up to 50 girls who have earlier been chosen by their respective state or pro vince to represent it at the Na compete in and Another big event is the held on closing July which often draws crowds never Recreation and entertainment is provided by the host state members for all from pre teens through including nightly programs on games and tours of Colorful Colorado will be offer NCHA Conventions began in 1960 with a at a hotel in New York with less than 100 persons in They grew being held in South and in in 742 families set a In in the energy crisis cut attendance The 1974 event was cancelled as a patriotic ges ture to save The 1975 in Georgia attracted just under 000 fami lies and in 1976 in at tendance was back to about 000 We expect 1978 to be a new record for our Back to Nature NCHA is the largest non profit family camping associa tion in the with nearly 000 It was formed in by Ellsworth Hank a young man interested in camping and with a small group of and has grown beyond his fondest An interesting sidelight is the fact that Hank later married a who as a had a crush on him at that organiza tional meeting in For more details of the 1978 write to Don Fran publicity chair 4570 South Fox Colorado Notice To Calhan Water Users Last months water bills were figured causing the bills to be less than they should have The new rates of 50 mi for 4000 gallons and 600 per 1000 gallons from there on up are now in Due to the error last this months may be higher for an equal number of Mail Early Post Offices will be closed September 5th due to the Labor Day therefore the Rancher is asking all adver and correspondents to mail early so that all items will reach the news office by the Tuesday Observe School Zones With school drivers are asked to please use extreme caution in school The speed zone of 15 mph near Simla School will be
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