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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 16, 1966, Bennington, Vermont To Bennington Banner wednesday february to i960 Fred Bishop is named for conservation award by Lauri m f h.pk4tt soil conservationist Fred Bishop of Shaftsbury is the Winner of the Bennington county soil conservation districts a outstanding conservationist award for 1965. Supervisors in making this selection considered six other very Strong candidates but Fred s continuing interest and application of conservation measures Over the years won out. In 1952, Long before Green Mountain Park Racetrack was conceived Bishop became a Cooperator of the local District. His initial conservation agreement card was signed requesting assistance on lands now occupied by the race track. A a a As with most Good cooperators Fred would carry out a few conservation practices each year. Between 1952 and the time he yielded to the higher land use value of the race track establishment he had made stg towards the to of his conserva if cant gains Tai application ton plan. Pasture improvement through obstruction removal and seeding on 22 acres of land which before was practically worthless was one of these land improvement measures. In addition he constructed 1400 feet of farm Roadway adequately protecting it with water bars and culverts constructed a farm Pond carried out land smoothing on cropland did work on the Stream Bank along the Hoosic River and developed an improved cropping system. A of then came the race track. Instead of retiring from farming and trying his hand at something else Fred bought the Reed farm in Shaftsbury. Incidentally the Bishops family Are horse lovers and As you know any horse trader does no to go out and buy without first taking a Good Long look. After viewing the farm one of the things the Bishops did was to come into the soil conservation office to Check Over soils map of the farm. This proved quite encouraging As a Large percentage of the farm consisted of Nellis Loam. The soil is one of the Best in Vermont. In june 1962 Fred and i again developed a conservation plan for his lands. As we walked Over the farm the Hay Fields were so thin we had a hard Job stepping on a Blade of grass. The farm had been out of production for several years. Since the development of this new plan Fred has continued his year by year improvements. The Hay Fields Are now Lush with Alfalfa 44 acres of obstruction removal has been carried out a farm Pond Complete with fire hydrant has been installed also a diversion ditch. Credit for the improvement and conservation of his lands belongs not Only to Fred but to his whole family. For like Many of us our successes Are Only the result of team Effort. Formula discovered with anti cancer possibilities what a that a Ben Day Vermont Deer biologist is speaking at the Bennington county soil conservation districts annual meeting at the it. Anthony country club tonight at 7 . The special new York conservation department film a a the White Tail in new York will be shown. Burlington a where do scientific discoveries come from Well of you take a Case of sore feet in new York state an invitation to an indonesian businessman to a rotary convention in the United states several curious graduate students and a researcher in Holland then add a few years you end up with a promising compound that has anti cancer possibilities. The biography of the compound could become a famous Story in science or it might end up As just a lost foot note. No one can forecast the future of a discovery until All the results Are in. But so far All systems Are go. On March 28, or. Tek b. Tylo pronounced Chee of will read a paper at the National meeting of the american chemical society in Pittsburgh. Hell explain the synthesis of a new compound that has what is called biological in Laboratory tests it has inhibited cell reproduction. As such it is of interest to cancer researchers because cancer in laymen s terms is runaway cell growth. Or. Tjio and or. Thomas spro storage Chest 29 x 16 i x 14 1.99 need new draperies and slip covers Call. Bellemare amp sons 113 North Bennington Rood Bennington Vermont dial 2-6007 Extension agent s report the need to look ahead by John diversify sex tens Cut Page Vermont 4 gent there is something comfortable about living in the present which allows us to avoid trying to look into the future and make plans for the future. Nowhere is it More important to look ahead and to plan than in the area of the use of our land. It is Fine to say and to think that a everything will turn out Okay but the past history of land use patterns show us that we Haven to always used land Well or even moderately Well. This is especially True when it comes to the Urban developments which move into Rural areas. The need for planning of land use is great before and not after where areas Are becoming More heavily populated. And we May As Well face it in this area. We Are going to feel the pressure of the heavily populated areas around us More and More. The development these people will bring about can help us or it can Hurt us rather permanently depending on what we do now. This is just that reason Why it is so important that we get behind the regional planning concept which most towns in the county will have a Chance to vote on at town meeting. To a another very Good reason to do some looking ahead is this business of property taxes. W Hen something undesirable Springs up next to valuable property then the amount of taxes that can be reasonably expected from the valuable property goes Down and others have to pay it. The idea that the owner of a piece of property can and should be Able to do just anything he wishes with it regardless of his neighbors has in a great Many cases in the past been an extremely expensive idea tax Wise to communities. It has also been expensive in cases where resale values dropped because of undesirable changes or developments in the area. There has to be room for junkyards dumps signs but these done to necessarily have to be visible from your dining room window. There has to be places for Mobile Homes and a great Many times the reason they move into the Side Yards and Back Yards <7 keep on Eye on the younger set. They have emerged As an important Market segment that s growing fast. There Are 22 million teenagers in the . Today and by 1970 the Best estimate is that their number will reach about 27 million. What a giant Market they represent for fashions cosmetics soft drinks foods amusements and they have Money to spend. Teenagers Jingle breakthrough in the youth Market More than $6 billion a year in their collective jeans. Advertisers who want to get in touch with these affluent youngsters do it in the pages of the daily newspaper. 72% of All teenagers read a newspaper on an average weekday. A few years from now these fledglings will Start building their own nests. Sell them now and sell them for tomorrow in the daily newspaper. Nom co a hos Quot the Bennington Banner is because they Don t have any other place to put them. There has to be gravel pits but they done to have to be left in full View As gaping sores when they Are depleted of their gravel. A of yes Well probably have polluted streams water shortages and a lot of things that Many of us done to like. But at least we can do some thinking ahead and some planning to make the area we and our children will live in develop As desirably As it can. If we done to we May find that we and our children will be driving All Day to get to a a desirable places not yet spoiled by a a present thinking people a if there Are any such places left. There Are an awful lot of people trying to get out of the poorly planned places they live in and to get up Here and enjoy our area at present. Lets Hope it can develop so that they and we who live Here can enjoy it too. Communities looking at their own problems and working together to work out common problems through regional planning can make a difference in what the area will be like in the next 5-10-25 years and for a Long Long while after that. St on botanists in the agricultural Experiment station of the University of Vermont co authored the paper. Like All scientific work it s a blend of the work of Many people plus major original contributions. To Start at the beginning or. Sproston was Chi a Cornell Field trip a number of years ago. The hike was Long the mosquitoes were bad. He stopped to rest and blow smoke at his tormentors. As botanists do he studied his environment while sitting under a tree. He found an unknown fungus. He brought it Back showed it in class and noticed its unusual crystals. Eventually he brought it with him to Ulm where it attracted attention. A number of students earned degrees by identifying its Structure and learning How to grow it in culture. In Indonesia the links of another Chain were forming. Or. Tylo s father came to America to an International rotary meeting. America was like no place he had Ever Soen. He went Home talking about it. The son naturally got the desire to see the United states. But first there was a Detour to Hollard at age la for years of schooling including professional training under an internationally known scientist or. Fritz Kogl. A Brief return to Indonesia ended suddenly in the turbulent political climate As the Colony gained its Independence. Or. Tjio returned to Holland where he had grown up. By now married to a dutch nurse he decided to come to the United states. The american consulate helped with the arrangements and he came to Burlington under the sponsorship of the College Street congregational Church. Working first in the College in Medicine and then in the botany department his interest in cancer research led him to the rare fungus and specifically lamber tellin the chemical which had been isolated from it. Scientific language is difficult to translate into everyday terms without doing violence to meaning. But roughly speaking the Parent substance is a Lactone. Lactam is made from this. And this area was or. Tito s specially. He developed a new compound. This new compound had somewhat the same kind of Structure of penicillin. To the scientists this was a Large Arrow pointing to certain tests. Trials run Here were favourable. The compound had moved a step Down the practical Road. Next samples were sent to the cancer chemotherapy Center in Bethesda my. About 300,000 substance Are tested there annually. Each goes through a Battery of tests in three different places a Vermont Gardener a a air layering by Pete Mattoon Arlington. Increasing a number of Woody plants that do not Root readily from cuttings can be done by air layering. This is a process centuries old and practice at least 500 years ago in China. In earlier Days it was known As mar cottage and was introduced into America by the earlier settlers. It consists in a clarifying the Stem of a Plant where you wish roots to develop. If pea Moss wrapped around the scarred Stem is kept continually moist roots will usually develop. In the Early Days of the practice this meant doing the air layering in the greenhouse and it also meant wetting the pea Moss at least twice each Day for Many weeks to assure Success. As air layering is now done a Diagonal Slit or Cut is made upward about Liz inches where the roots Are to develop. The Cut should extend almost to the Center of the Branch. This is dusted with a Root inducing hormone and the Slit is propped open by inserting pieces of pea Moss in to the Cut. The Moss slightly moist is immediately wrapped with translucent polyethylene film .003 or .004 of an Inch in thickness. The polyethylene must be carefully and tightly wrapped about the pea Moss and tied tightly at both the top and Bottom. A strip of rubber is often used for tying the film tightly. The wrapping should be done in such a Way that no opening in the film permits evaporation of moisture or seepage of rain As it runs Down the Branch. Ii this occurs the Moss becomes too soggy and rooting will not take place. It is Wise to squeeze As much moisture out of the Moss As possible before wrapping it around the Twig. To assure Success the overlap of the film should be on the underside of the Branch and the edges should be folded together in a Butcher s wrap. It is equally important that in tying the top end of the wrap it should be done with no Moss sticking out. Air layers properly made in late april or May will remain moist but not wet for months. Roots May develop in from 6 to 8 weeks or they May not appear within three months. It depends on the tree or Shurb which is air layered and on the care with which the process is carried out. A of usually a Twig from Pencil size to one half Inch in diameter is used for air layering. When the roots appear in the pea Moss the polyethylene film is removed and the Twig is Cut off at the Bottom of the pea Moss. Do not remove the Moss. Pot the air layer with the pea Moss intact and sink it in the Garden in a shaded location where it will remain until the following Spring. Air layering is practice More often to produce new plants of those species that Are hard to Root. Rhododendrons Holly deciduous azaleas hybrid lilacs dogwoods hawthorns crabs i Brunus and Many other flowering Trees Are increased in this manner. Plants resulting from air layering Are usually very much larger than rooted cuttings. This should be kept in mind when transferring a rooted air layer to a pot. A four or five Inch pot May be necessary. Add sufficient Light Loam around the Moss mass to fill All air pockets and to provide the proper growing medium for the developing roots to penetrate. If a cold Frame is available the potted air layer should be wintered Over in it being sure the top is shaded from direct rays of the Sun. One la an be in Twenty a baby Cottontail has Only one Chance in 20 of reaching its first birthday. To Cross Check results which Are then fed into computers. The Vermont compound survived. Nine out of every to substance submitted fail to get through this National screening device that s where the matter now stands. The next step is to synthesize it in the Laboratory so that it can be produced in Quantity. The scientists Are confident that this eventually can be done. When quantities Are available it will be tried on animals. The final tests very much if and when would be on humans. What does it All mean or. Tjio is optimistic As he would have to be to funnel so much Energy and thought into one tiny area of knowledge. But ahead lie increasingly difficult tests. The final answer is hidden in the future. But Man s knowledge already has been expanded. And on the human Side the International character of science has been dramatically illustrated once again. One final note that does t fit in anywhere yet belongs in the Story somewhere or. Sproston despite his interesting find during a smoke break has quit smoking. Oko Rural program modified Rutland a the Farmers Home administration has announced a major change in the eligibility requirements for an economic Opportunity loan. It is now possible to make such a loan to a legally competent member of the Rural family who will be primarily responsible for the management of the farming or nonagricultural Enterprise which contributes directly and substantially to the family income. Previously these Loans were made Only to the head of the family. This major change opens up new opportunities to Low income Rural families to improve income and thereby provide for a modest increase in the level of living. Opportunity Loans Are made to Low income Rural families for agricultural and nonagricultural purposes under the provisions of the Opportunity act of 1964. The total loan cannot exceed $2,500 and the interest rate is 4vi per cent per annul. The repayment period May be for As Long As 15 years. Persons interested in knowing More about these Loans should Contact Dana w. Barnes the Cha county supervisor to merchants Row Rutland Vermont. His office serves Rutland and Bennington counties. I on a named director f mastitis Council Burlington a Warren a. Dick Dodge Extension Dairyman of the University of Vermont has been elected a director of the National mastitis Council inc. The non profit organization is coordinating National Dairy Talent in an attempt to control mastitis. Experts estimate that mastitis costs the Dairy Industry More than $300 million each year. Dodge was one of the founders of the Vermont anti mastitis committee in 1961 and has been Active in its program Ever since. Even before the Start of the committee he devoted a great Deal of his time to this work stressing proper milking methods. As a trained specialist and a Man who milked cows for years Dodge is uniquely qualified to understand the Basic causes of udder irritation. 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