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The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wed, Feb. Scientists i'Jame Study,Results., J. Ross Wight, range scientist, and Francis H. Siddoway, director, both with USDA's Agricultural Research Service at Sidney, have found that modifying the surface of semiarid rangelands in the northern Great Plains can significantly improve the ef- ficiency with which native plants use available water to produce forage. They have evaluated five soil surface modification treat- ments to determine their effect on precipitation - use ef- ficiency. Precipitation - use efficiency is the number of pounds per acre of oven - dry vegetation produced for each inch of precipitation received, based on the plant growth and precipitation that occurs between harvests. Surface modifications tested were contour furrowing, pit- ting, miniature fallowing, scalping and rotary subsoiling Contour furrowing and pitting are designed to prevent water from running off land surfaces. Scalping is a way of preparing seedbeds for seeding desirable species of vegetation into area. Rotary subsoiling helps prevent runoff and ira- prove infiltration of water by fracturing the subsoil. All five methods were compared with results of fertilizer applications in previous tests. Effects of the treatments on precipitation - use efficiency were mixed. On clay soils with low water infiltration, the contour furrowing increased precipitation - use efficiency more than 100 per cent. On coarse- textured soils with high water infiltration, pitting and scalping increased precipitation - use efficiency, but not as much as did fertilizer applications. All beneficial effects resulted from increased soil water, better balance of plant species in favor of 'high - producing varieties and the increased availability of nutrients. Soil water was increased through the prevention of runoff, trapping of snow, and reduction of the number of plants competing for water. However, only during periods of intense rainfall or on sites with low infiltration capacity or steep slopes were treatments effective. One of the most beneficial effects was modification of species composition and balance. I,ow - producing species of forage vegetation were removed by tillage, allowing for natural invasion or reinvasion by more favorable species for grazing. Nutrient availability ap- peared to play a major role in growth limitation. Any tillage treatment usually increased release of plant nutrients from the soil, although not as ef- fectively as fertilizer. Fer- tilizing, on the other hand, is more costly. Research results indicate that surface modifications creating the greatest distruhance have the greatest fertility benefits. This effect, however, usually disappears in a few years. The final effectiveness of the surface treatments depends on characteristics of the area. !)j iii i i :!:i!   .... i I'  !iii    ' ii  Contour Furrowing Unmodi,ied range site before contour furrowing (left), and two years after furrowing (right). KC's Initiate 16 In Squires Group The Sidney Knights of Columbus Council 3002 initiated 16 youn men into the Columbian Squires Jan. 28, at St. Matthew's School Multi- Purpose room in Sidney Infant Rites Held in Sidney (;raveside services were held [or Jack Marvyn Willis, infant n of Gareld and Mary Willis of l,ambert, at2 p.m. Feb. 2, at the Sidney Cemetery with F'ather Joseph Marmion of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, celebrant. Chief Counselor Fred Sch- mitz sponsored the group and held a meeting following the initiation at which the following officers were elected: Chief Squire, Kim Getchell; Deputy Chief Sqhire, Dave Deonier; Marshall, Randy Getchell; Notary Squire, Tim Pfau; Berser Squire, Ken Mueller; Sentry, David I,ang. The group chose St. Matthew's Circle as their name. Other members of the Circle include Bob Sobolik, Tim Fedora, Mike Balcer, Robert Becker, John Becker, Mike McIntosh, Tom Mercier, Don Murray, George Murray, [)at O'Sullivan, Dan Sobolik and Mike Ziegler. Rev. Father Sampson is the Father Prior. Knights who served on the initiating team were Joe G. Steinbeisser Jr., Ben Tax, Tom Ronningen, Stan Starr, I,eo Anderson, Pete Degel, John Kelly, Jack Becker and Bob Hammer. At a buffet dinner held af- terwards for the Knights, ladies and friends of the squires, Bob Johnson, grand knight, in- troduced district deputy Pete Ficek from Glendive and District Deputy Io Hopfauf from BakE State Deputy Richard Aichele from Billings spoke to the boys and congratulated them, especially for being the only group of Columbian Squires in the state of Montana at this time. Elmdale-Springla ke-Enid ,Jack Marvyn died at birth at .COmmunity Memorial Hospital FRANCES STEPPI,ER Mrs. Edward l,arson, Monday. Monday, to attend the Brockton m Sidney on Jan. 31, 1973. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Keller Several families attended the - Culbertson basketball game in lte is survived by his visited Mr and Mrs. Walter pancake - sausage supper Culbertson on Saturday. Parents; one brother, Timothy Hartland, Sidney, and Mrs, 4ponsored by the Richey TbeI,ambertCYOmetatthe qarold Willis, age 3; his Mabel Keller, Fairview, .Jaycees in Richey on Friday home of Jimmy Steppler, Paternal grandparents, Mr. anti Mrs. Marvyn C. Willis of Missoula; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. P J Moore of Two Dot, Mont. Pulkerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Al Snedigar and Henry drove to White Sulphur Springs to visit their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Feddas and son. l,loyd Flom visited Mr. and night following the I,ambert - Richey basketball games. l,ambert Altar Society held their meeting at the home of Mrs. James Vaira, Wednesday. Jimmy Steppler ac- companied Dean Steppler, Dictaphone introduces the Thought Tank. A new kind of continuous-flow thought processor that outdates conventional dictating equipment. The Thought Tank is also bad 2,,s for Norelco, Edison. Gray, tenorette. Stenocord or. anyone else o makes colwentional alCtating equipment. But it s beautiful news for you, ecause the Thought Tank can ralty cut 38% off the time it used to Ke to get your correspondence ut. - There are no belts or tapes to ,nster' ]'here are no separate dictating and transcribing procedures. There is nothing to load or unload.  small unit that resembles a tr:Ice2hne sits on your desk: a small .':y,ver m a signal light sits on your glrl s desk Somewhere in-between sits theTh(mght Tank . . . t, Th, e moment you start dctating i lhught Tank lights the signal on ur secretary's desk, and 12 Seconds later, she starts lyping- while you're still dictating. bo before you've finished dictating on your Any thought- a memo. a letter. a note to yourself.fiext week's lunch, theater tickets, a BLT with no mayo - any thought you think o[. can be put into the Thought Tank, And you can put your ideas ii1to the Thought Tank from any outside telephone with a simple, inexpensive attachment. Suppose Or say you're at an airport at 7:0C a.m. You have an important memo you want to get out. but your office isn't open With the Thought Tank. you simply call it in frol n a phone tx)oth. and when your office opens in the morning, it's on Jour secretar% desk. ready to be done These are just lv.) ways you can use the Thought "lhllk to Sleed up your ideas and get more work done, You can take any six dictators in your office and each can be inexpensively h ,(keci up to one Thought lhnk And on thai basis alone, the [houyht Tank could save your business flousands of dollars. Whid bnn9 us t() the question of dollars The basic Thought Tank cosb le>, than a pano[ 111()S[ COl/ventiona] I .I " &can,,gand ,  tlanscfibig tl lOCJ/ilIC 0: it you choose. i)U 'al] ieit,e a Thought Tank fl )r as little as a dollar a day Think oi it: a Thought "lhnk for a dollar a day you're relaxing at home This has to be great nvs for when something occurs to you. You business don't put the idea on a scrap ol Unless you're in the business of paper:, you pick up your telephone making convennona] dictating and call your Thought Tank. machines. An ievised. The Thought Tank lights the , d it is a great deal more than signal on your gift's unattended desk, at. You use the Thought Tank as a and tells her there's something in the 24.hour. continuous-flow thought tank She starts to workon it as soon ( processor, as she gets to work. Thirud Office Supply Sidney 482-1 800 Monday. A home Mass preceded the meeting. Mrs. Kenneth Klasna and son, Edmond, returned home from Columbia Falls, Tuesday, where they visited Mrs. Klasna's brother, the Frank Cornelia family. Mrs. l,orrainne Prevost and Renee, Sidney, were callers at the Joe Irigoin's, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Klasna attended the 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fisher in Sidney, Saturday. Ronnie Amestoy, Billings, arrived at his parents home, Mr and Mrs. Paul Amestoy, for a few (lays visit. Local Item Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Mc- 1)onahl returned home from Oceanside, Calif., where they spent the holidays visiting their son, Kenny and family. INTER - l00Fll this week- el]d, comes here to play our Eagles." Kay Says: "Friday and Sat. the wrestling teams go to Miles City for the divisionals." Frank Says: "With the start of a new 'ear, arc you fully cov- ered with in- surance, see us for all your insur, ance needs." --TRY-- ! Carpenter. Seitz Agency Phone 42-141 1 O Women Discuss Speed Limit Bill The Sidney Woman's Club metat the home of Mrs. Dudley Stone Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Howard Sissel and l,ucy Fisher hostesses. Sixteen members answered to roll call Two authentic plates were displayed with the inscription, "Give me I,iberty or give me Death." These are the first of four which will commerate the year of 1776. Other money making projects are the placemats, letter notes and tela pencils. The club discussed S. B. 97 which concerned the ftxing of a speed limit on high- Girard Area News Notes By TERRY JOHNSON Frank Daniels drove to Helena, Friday, to attend a board meeting of the Montana Farmers Union and to visit the legislature. On Sunday, he drove to Billings, and from there he flew to Denver, where he attended the National Farmers Union Policy Com- mittee meeting. Mrs. Daniels also went to Denver to visit with the Chuck Berners. The Girard Bible Class met at the Oscar Peterson home, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kilen and family visited at the Einer Jensen's, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Eldridge visited at the Oscar Peterson's, Friday. Jim Arneson, Wibaux, visited at the Jack Conroy home, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Einer Jensen were supper guests at the home of Marie Sorenson, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. 1,0yd Salsbury and Mr. and Mrs. Einer Jensen were guests for a card party at the Bob Johnson's, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hill and children were dinner guests of Workers Hear Health Report The Timberline Workers 4-H Club held a meeting Feb. 5, at the I,eRoy Staffanson home. The meeting was called to order by the President Kevin Buxbaum. The pledges were said and songs were led by Jamie Redman. A health report was given by Rita Emly on the eyes. Roll call was answered by reading valeine verses that we wrote. The treasurer's report was given. Following demonstrations were given by I,ynette Ham- burg on How To Set The Table Properly and Tummy McNew on How Old Is Your Horse, Mister. Scott Staffanson gave a demonstration on Down - Wind, Kevin Redman on Dress Me Up and Annie Emly on Eat A Good Breakfast To Start A Good Day. 1,unch was served by Mrs. Staffan0n. The next meeting will be at Richard Buxbaum's on March 2, 1973, at 1:30. the Doug Johnson's, Sunday. Mrs. I,yle Arneson, Billings, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daniels visited at the Frank I)aniels home, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Whiteman were weekend visitors at the I,oyd Salsbury home. Everyone is reminded of the card party to be held at the Girard Hall, Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The party is being held for the March of Dimes. Girard Farmers Union I,ocal will hold their regular meeting at the Wayne Nevins, Iambert, Feb. 11. A potluck dinner will be served at 1 p;m. with the business meeting to follow. The Girard Homemakers are b hostesslng an open house for Mr. and Mrs. Con Simonsen, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Feb. 18. The open house will be held at the Girard Hall from 2 to 5 p.m. Fuikerson Funeral Home "and The Cloyd-Gorder Chapel" JACK FULKERSON HOMER GORDER The Thing About Sidney National Bank is ways. Members were asked to write to the State l,egislature. Ruth Hubley explained the Multi Plastic Screening program at the Elks l,odge on Feb. 23 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Several members volunteered to help if needed. For the program, Mrs, Walter Quilling sang several numbers accompanied by Mrs. David Anderson at the piano: This was a "Fine Arts Program" and each member displayed one of her hobbies, telling how it was made, also volunteering to help any member who wished to try a new hobby or handiwork. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. V. H. Ross, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. The program is "Conservation." Hostesses are Mrs. J. W. Whitaker and Roy Robertson. Jim Jimison Excavating Water, Sewer andJrd Back - Hoe Work, Home Phone 482-2S49 Mobil Phone 482-3751 Sidney, Montma "l dig dirt cheap" Sidney, Montana