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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas December Page 5A Soil Conservation Board of directors outlines plan of operation for 1988 water Food Security Act of In Agriculture Conservation Apprecia The district planned to provide for the future and rec inoe innj nMJ r District Conservationist The ComalGuadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District board had Its regular scheduled annual work session to develop the annual plan of operation for Your Con servation District directors for 1988 will be Daniel chairman and director of Zone 5 Larry vice chairman and direc tor of Zone 3 Milton secretary and director of Zone A Raymond director of Zone and Alan director of Zone The directors planned their opera tion and priorities around four major concerns of the The major concerns and priorities are soil and water Food Security Act of 1985 addressing highly erodible brush and weed and water The district re quested the technical the Soil Conservation to assist in putting major emphasis in these ma jor concerns during Highlights of activities planned for the year are the annual contest and special area fish and participation in and state meetings to pro mole the soil and water conservation The district will again cosponsor the annual essay and poster contest with local civic clubs in the district which will be in Januarv and is now In The annual land and grass judging contest cosponsored with the Comal County Young Farmers will be In Oc The contest Is to encourage those students interested in agriculture to become more familiar with water and plant resources and to assist them in the art and science of land and grass The district has planned four special tours in 1988 to promote the use of conservation The first tour will be the Soil Stewardship Tour for Ministers in the district to promote the observance of Soil Stewardship Week in The ministers tour will be in New Braunfeis this The annual Agriculture Conservation Apprecia tion Day Tour is being planned bet ween Seguin and New Braunfeis in There will also be a Pasture and Brush Tour to be in Seguin in The district is also planning another ranch tour to be in the New Braunfeis area in The district will also sponsor selected students in 4H and FFA to attend the annual Range Camp in cooperation with the County 4H and vocational agriculture programs of local high It is interesting to note that this area has had some outstanding voag students and 4H members to attend the camp and br ing recognition upon their schools and organizations The district planned to provide special awards to persons and organizations who have contributed to water and plant conservation during the past year The directors select individuals who have been responsive in practicing and en couraging conservation in their com Selections will he made in the categories of conservation home and news as well as other special recognition the directors may choose to make The directors made plans to attend the regional and state Ton servation Association meetings in developing conservation programs for the future and recommend legislation that will benefit the con servation The directors made plans to make changes in their conservation equip ment rental programs The district is not a taxing entity and therefore relies on funds raised from district equipment rental programs and funds from donations The district directors will also be looking forward to assisting their cooperating farmers and ranchers through the support of the Soil Con servation Service during The Conservation District Board of Directors and the SCS take this op portunity to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous Conservation New Populations skid in energy states WASHINGTON AP Farm and energy depressed states continue to lose residents while the South and the West are with states such as Florida and California posting large population gains in the the Census Bureau says Floridas population has grown 23 percent since pushing it past Pennsylvania to become the nations fourth most populous after New York and the bureau said Tuesday the least populous state at the time of the 1980 is now second smallest with an estimated population of Wyoming now ranks with a population of The estimated mid1987 overall U S popula tion was up from in mid 1986 and in 1980 The bureau said the South and the West con tinue to bo the fastest growing accoun ting or 15 million of the nations 17 million in crease in population since 1980 population losses continued bet ween 1986 and 1987 in the farm states of North Montana and Iowa was down from to million from million in 1986 Nebraska was down to million from million North Dakota to from Montana to from and Idaho to from 1 Energydepressed states such as West Virginia and Wyoming also showed and Texas grew far more slowly than earlier in the the agency said Louisiana declined to million from 4 50 million in Oklahoma to million from 331 million in West Virginia to million from million and Wyoming to from in 1986 with a mid1987 population put at 12 02 nudged population 11 94 into fifth place the bureau said Ranked seventh at the time of the 19W cen Florida moved past Ohio in 1984 and past Illinois in 1986 Florida was the only state in this decade to cause a shift in the relative rank of the nations Top 10 Those in their present order and estimated are 2766 New 1679 million 11 94 million lo 78 920 New million and North million despite its drop in relative posted an increase in population Its mid 1987 estimate of 11 94 million is up from million in 1986 and million in lyfio The new figures are only estimates They are our best Census Bureau spokesman Gary Wilkinson said Floridas gain was surpassed only by Califor which has grown by 4 million people since to 2766 and by up 26 million to 16 7y million since the start of the decade On the Road Management system rates county roads Job creation will falter in economists say Pet Corner NKW YOKK AP The I S economys ability to create jobs will alter in 1988 after nearly five years of strong and most new posi tions will txin businesses offering lit tie employment labor specialists say They attribute the decline in quan tity and quality of new jobs to the tkl 19 stock market chang ing population tougher management and the inevitable maturing process in a cyclical economy America s great job generation machine will run out of steam in said Richard Iklous a labor economist at the Conference a New York business research group In one of the bluntest assessments of I S the group predicted Tuesday that the number of new jobs will tumble to about 1 5 million next roughly half those generated in 1WT7 Both labor and industry say the economic dynamo that has created about 12 million new jobs since the last recession is although they disagree on how that will affect 1V88 employment Henry Schechter deputy director of economic research for the AFL said a growing inflation decline in housing slug gish auto relentless growth in imports and cutbacks in government budgets all would contribute to ewer new jobs next year How bad that will I wont define in terms of he said Belous attributed part of the deteriorating job outlook lo a predic tion that the population of Americans seeking work will grow faster than new employment opportunities In addition the labor force will be comprised increasingly of what Belous and other economists call contingent employees a group that will fill parttime temporary jobs and face higher risk of layoffs if the economy shrinks These economists contend the layoff risk has been aggravated by the stock market crash which hurt the ability of companies to raise money by selling stock The alter native is to borrow money which w ill make corporate executives more ag gressive in cutting costs in order to pay increased debts Many managers are going to were either highly leverag ed or Belous said Thais not the kind of environment where you play Mr Nice Guy with human resources Private analysts also foresee an in evitable cyclical slowdown in the number of jobs created since late w hen the last recession ended If you assume we have some growth next if we dont have an outright we will still get some job growth but much less than in said Sandra an economist with the Futures Group a Washington forecasting firm Shaber predicted a 1 5 percent rate of job growth next compared with the 2 3 percent growth rate the firm forecast for this year The gains will come largely from increased while the financial services and retail trade businesses will she said others also foresee more gains in American largely as the result of the dollars deprecia which has made IS made goods cheaper and more com pel ill ve A diagnosis of feline leukemia virus strikes ear into the hearts of cat owners The incurable virus is one of the deadliest that can strike and such a diagnosis usually means a death sentence for the cat though cat owners can pro lect their pets against this killer with a new vaccine from Norden Lamoratones Lnfortunate although the vaccine can prevent the disease it is of no help lo cats that have already been diagnosed as hav ing FeLV The Leukocell vaccine is administered as a series of three shots to healthy cats 9 weeks of age or older Annual booster shots will then provide continued protection throughout the pets life Norden recommends that cats be tested for feline leukemia before the series of three vaccinations is ad Although the vaccine will not harm cats that are infected with FeLV it wont either 11 your cat tests it means only that the cat was carrying the virus at the lime of the test It does not mean that the cat lias developed or will develop a FeLV related disease If your cat does test but has no symp have it relested at least twice to rule out false readings Symptoms of FeLV are loss of ap weight lethargy and enlargement of the lymph nodes Wounds dont heal easi ly in cats that are infected with and such cats are also much more vulnerable to other illnesses because the disease weakens the im mune system Respiratory problems and reproductive failure are also symptoms of FeLV is and saliva is probably the major source of transmission Cats pass the infection through shared feeding dishes and WEEKEND MARKET This Saturday Er Sunday pen Every Weeken New Shops Added Every Week Crafts Small Business Charity Fund Raising Booths Plants Market Sales Antiques Glass And Many Other Items AH indoors for your comfort convenience Plenty of Paved Parking At the Former GIBSON BUILDING in New Braunfeis 1661 Seguin FM 725 SlGUlHi OPEN Friday Saturday 96 Sunday 126 HWV46 SO SEGUIN FM7U OOWNTOWN For Space Information or Other Details C9II625 or 6257038 litter by grooming one another and by sneezing Infected cats should be removed from the household or otherwise separated from other cats There is no however that FeLV can be passed from cats to humans This column provided as a ser vice by the Coma County Medical Association By MAC McCOY Comal County Engineer The big thing in county road departments and city public uorks organizations these d is something called a pavement management system The idea is to take a management approach to the maintenance of local roads Actually the implementation can range from one administrator know ing his analyzing condi tions and applying funds all the way up to a sophisticated computerized infrastructure management system with preconstructed report forms and rating factors Your road department has taken a middle of the road course in pursuit of the current technology We are developing a simplified software system that will print out a condition inventory of the road system and also allow input of data and factors to pro duce a sufficiency rating for each section of road defined We are defining road sections in four categories collectors subdivision streets and Class 4 roads Field measurements are being ob tamed of rightofway width pave ment passing sight distance and other measurable features To this data we will add information on traffic accident historical maintenance and data relating to surface condition and The inventory includes notations about the condition of each For is a road failing or near failure What is causing the failure Where are the recurring problems Do ditches need cleaning Are culverts open1 Have they failed Are they large enough Is the pavement shoving0 The program is being designed to reduce ail of this data to a specific rating for each section of county road The resulting information will help determine whether to apply routine seal or reconstruction of a particular section of road and along with budget when to do The bottom line to this whole thing is to attempt to get the most benefit for the tax dollar DAVID MAY e Courtly and Ciiy Government daily in the HeraldZritung starting THURSDAY semiANNUAL CLEARANCE SAVE FROM 25 to 50 ON OUR FAMOUS LABEL MENS SPORTS SLACKS AND SHOES This is you chance to redefine your fashion image 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