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September 15, 1960

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THE SUNDANCE TIMES Sundance, Wyo. Sept. 15, 1960 j at the Felix Perino home Tues- day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farley and Nora Farley were social callers of Mr. and Mrs. Stub Phoenix and family Wednesday. Quite a number of the men from this area helped fight the Beaver Crock fire Thursday and Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Miller and Cindy of Cheyenne were houseguests at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Art Taylor Friday through Monday. Sunday Mrs. Bill Burleson, Connie and Jimmie were also callers at the Taylor home. Fred Bauer was a social call- er at the Felix Perino home Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cool, EVER GET Rawl Robinson, Alzada, ,is won the championship in 4-H Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pisciotti and EXCITED shown with his grand champion Rambouillet ram classess at the family were social callers of Rambouillet ram. Robinson, 13, 'IMBER TALKS (By Ralph G. Johnson, District Forest Ranger, U. S. Forest Service, Sundanee, Wyoming) KEEPING THE RAINDROP IN ITS PLACE If a map of the United States showing the location of the 151 National Forests is superimposed over a relief map on the same scale, most of the National For- ests will fit snugly on top of the great mountain chains of the Con- tinent. Mountain country was usually the last to be settled in the West. As a result, milions of acres of it remained in the public do- main, and were proclaimed forest reserves. Later the reserves be- came National Forests. In the East, mountain country was often the first to be aban- doned after the forests were cut and burned, and its steep farm and pasture land proved unprof- itable to cultivate and graze. Thousands of acres of such land were purchased for national-for- est purposes. It was from mountain land that the Black Hills National Forest came into being. Because so many of the Na- tional Forests are located in high mountain country, they exert a great influence upon run-off for municipal water supplies and for irrigation. But mountain streams are characterized by steep grad- ients, and they toil relentlessly to tear down the very mountains that cradle them. In 240 B. C., the Chinese Tao Tse Ching wrote, "Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water, but when it attacks things hard and resistant, there is not one of them that can pre- vail." So water, the giver of life, can become the great de- stroyer if allowed to attack soil at an accelerated rate. It takes the action o~ water, falling on parent rock and freez- ing and thawing to start the long soil building process. It takes plant life, bacteria, spiders, beet- les, ants and earth worms to complete the process and create the living community necessary for soil productivity. Destroy this by fire, buU-dozer, destructive logging, or the tramp- ling of too many grazing animals. and the soft, gentle raindrops cut like diamond drills into the denuded soil. Then the fast flow. ing mountain streams carry it down to the sea. Multiple-use management in the highlands of the Continent, where so many of the National Forests are located, seeks to tame the rain drops that feed the mountain streams. It also seeks to provide, outdoor recreation and to produce continuous crops of timber, water, wildlife and for- age. Under this principle of man- agement, fire protection and good forest practices keep the slopes clothed with thrifty stands of trees or other vegetation to in- tercept the beating rain drops and lead them gently over their surfaces until they safely reach underground storage. Mountain land that does not support trees is kept clothed with grasses and shrubs to pre- resources will continue to con- tribute to the American way of life. Multiple-use management, with its emphasis upon stable watersheds, is designed to put the rain drop in its place. Four Corners Mr. and Mrs. Louis Semsey of California and John Semsey of Osage were social callers of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farley and Nora Farley Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Mayberry were business callers in Belie Fourche Tuesday. Mrs. Phil Wocicki and daugh- ter were shopping in Newcastle Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Podio and Bob were business and social callers in Newcastle Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lissolo and Pat Allen were social callers of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farley and Nora Farley Sunday, Aug. 28. Mrs. Edward Pzinski, Beverly, Marlyn and Janet were social callers of Mrs. Jay Mayberry Wednesday afternoon. Fred Bauer was a social caller GI{EEN i.~ rc~tfu~- - : ',ea.~e dozz't m.ke Ihi,,v~ iH,ACh:+ We Will Close for the Season We wish to thank everyone for the wonderful patronage they have given us this summer. Continuing The Crook County News ...--... 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