SOU CONSERVATION NEWS i
By JAMES H. GRIFFIN. Soil Conaarratiaabl j
Members of the Watershed
Planning Party for the U. S.
Soil Conservation Service met in
Edenton last week and prepar
ed a work outline for the Pol
lock Swamp Watershed. This
work outline and schedule will
tie submitted to R. M. Dailey,
State Conservationist, Soil Con
servation Service, and to the
head of the Engineering and
Watershed Plans at Spartanburg.
S. C., for approval. This is ex
pected within a short time.
Preliminary investigation by
the Watershed Planning Party
reports, ‘‘that main streams and
principal laterals have deterior
ated to the extent that outlets
become inadequate for
drainage l 'systems and the timeiv
i■= nival ol runoff resulting from
abnormally heavy direct rainfall.
It appears that deterioration of
stream channel capacity has re
sulted from accumulation of de
bris both organic and inorganic
over a relatively long period ofj
Time. Substantial damage to
crops and pasture is caused by
Access surface water and inade
quate drainage of the produc
tive soils of the watershed. Ac-;
cordingly watershed needs con-|
aist of (1) land treatment meas-.
ures such as improvement of
dn-farm drainage facilities, con-j
servation cropping • systems, pas
ture seeding, and grass based
rotations; and (2) structural
measures consisting of main
stream and principal lateral
channels for the joint purpose j
of flood prevention and agricul
tural water management.”
Burnt Mill Creek Watershed
Construction of the main chan
nel has crossed U. S. 17 high-,
way and will soon be complet- i
ed. Two draglines are busy on 1
the project working toward the
September deadline of the con
tract. This project has 9 miles
of channel improvement work.
Land treatment work sched
pled in the Watershed Plan is ■
being carried out. A new con
servation farm plan has already
been prepared on Fleetwood
Bros, farm and one plan re
The planning committee of the
annual joint meeting of the Al
bemarle, Roanoke-Chowan, Pam
liccf, and Cctestal Plain Soil Con
servation Disirtcts met in Wil
liamston, N. C., Monday. Au
gust 15 and unanimously de
cided to hold the fifth annual
meeting in Edenton, N. C., in
Chairman A. C. Edwards,!
Hookerton, N. C„ expressed the 1
appreciation of the four dis-1
tricts to the people of Edenton!
and Chowan County for their
fine support and cooperation in
the last two annual meetings
which were held in Edenton.
L. C. Bunch, Edenton. N- C.,
Chairman of the Albemarle j
SCD; Dan Windley, Aurora, |
MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
9:00 TIL 5:30
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N. C., Chairman of the Pamlico
SCD; W. T. Hodlin. Ahoskie,
N. C., Chairman of the Roanoke-
Chowan SCD, and A. C. Ed
wards, Hookerton. N, C., Chair
man of the Coastal Plain SCD,
made up the planning commit-j
The four soil conservation dis-j
tricts cover 18 northeastern'
counties from Green County to
Chairman L. C. Bunch, Eden
ton, Albemarle SCD is in charge
of local arrangements for the
Cleve Lee Dies In
Cleve Lee. 65, of the Merry
Hill section, died Wednesday af
i ternoon of last week in the vet
erans’ hospital at Kecoughtan,
j Va.. after a long illness.
! Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
j Annie Lee;,’two sons. Jimmy
Lee of Windsor, and Thomas
: Lee, stationed in Texas: a
] daughter, Elnora: three brothers,
! Haywood Lee of Harrellsville
! and Ernest and Vernon Lee of
> Merry Hill; two sisters, Mrs.
Fannie Lavton and Mrs. S. L.
I Pierce, both of Merry' Hill.
Funeral services were held
Monday afternoon with inter
ment at Hampton. Va.
Lt. Larry Lowe In
j Submarine Exfcfdse
| Navy Lt. (j.g.) Larry T. Lowe,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Deford W.
- Lowe, Route 3. Edenton, serving
, with Patrol Squadron One. took
' part in a joint Canadian-Ameri
can anti-submarine warfare ex
ercise from July 21 through
August 3 off the West Coast of
the U. S. and Canada.
Two American anti-submarine
1 warfare groups headed by two I
aircraft carriers joined with
six Royal Canadian destroyer
escorts and supporting supply
ships to provide the seagoing'
forces. Air units from Whid-i
bey Island, Wash., Alameda and|
North Island, Calif., also joined
in the operation.
The exercise was designed to
train' both nations' anti-subma-.
rine forces and to perfect tech
niques used in this type of war
Roy Nixon Attending:
14-H Forestry Camp
Roy Nixon of the Oak Grove
j community 4-H Club has been
selected to attend the annual 1
week-long 4-H forestry camp in
The expense-paid trip is an
'award to Roy as Cftbwan Coun-|
' ty winner in 4-H forestry pro-'
! ject work. Assistant County
| Agent Harry Venters made the
j selection. . ■
| At the camp, being held Au
j gust 15-20 at Camp Millstone
near Rockingham. Roy will take
| intensive training in forestry
practices. The training is de
j signed to' help him-;tip ’ a better
I job of handling timber on the
I This is the sixth annual
| camp. Expenses of delegates
j from counties all over North I
I Carolina are paid by Southern'
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