THE BERYL COLONIZER March 15, 1937 | Paps Thee APPRAISED VALUE $32,000 — 1457 GALLONS PER FOOD SHORTAGE THREATENS U. 9. + This water marvelous for 240 well acres provides of land sufficient at an for the maximum water three acre feet per season, state of Utah. This well volume ing, equipping and evaluation of pump wells. Campbell & Budlong Machine Works 1849 South First Street. of allowed by the is located on ‘San dose, California the December 12, 1936. Northeast Quarter of Section. fifteen, Town- ‘Mr. A. E. McGarry, In the February 6 issue of Ship thirty-five South, Range 16 West, in the | 520 Ferguson Building, Liberty, Dr. Charles W. BurBeryl district of Iron county, Utah. It is Los Angeles, California kett, director of the Kansas Dear Sir: — State Agricultural Experi- propably the most remarkable well in Utah— At the request of Mr. John C, McGarry, we ment Station, predicts an ex- another of the wonders of Southern Utah. tended food shortage in the moved the test pump equipment to your well Recently this well was pumped continu- United States. Following are Some pointed and ominous paragraphs in his article. A food shortage exists United States of America. A large been part forced diet. _ Mililons the of our people have to third class on of in a farmers in foreign lands art at work producing foodstuffs or shipment to Agricultural America. Meat cuts will be cheaper during the autumn months for a very simple reason. Instead of feeding animals to their normal market weights, farmers will be forced by a shortage of feed—chiefly corn —to ship animals to market before they are ready. This means that although there is already a scarcity, there will be a lower poundage of total meat production this year because of the butchering of undeveloped animals. AS a people we have been meat eaters—the highest per capita con- sumers of meat products. Inevi- -tably now millions of housewives who heretofore have served meat ‘to their families almost daily will be visiting the butcher but once or . twice a week. ; Housewives who read this article will know that already they have had to exercise ingenuity in rearranging the family menu in a con- stant search for health-giving foods which can be provided within the family budget. I dislike very much being the bearer of bad news, but that search must ae this winter. As this ig written, the best large fresh eggs (one substitute for ously for one week. The draw-down does not exceed tyenty feet and the instant the pump 16 W., near Beryl, Utah, and made the fol- ceases, the water lowing test: is back at its usual level. This fact proves the existence of a vast subterranean lake underlying the Beryl district. The best water authorities in Utah, as well as the most conservative land and water appraisers, pronounce this well to be worth more than $30,000. This value is based upon the (2nd) following facts: (1st) The low cost, The presence of water at ali times at the point of use, obviating the costs of canals and the care of ditches, (3rd) The constancy of the supply as compared to the fluctuating supplies from surface water, (4th) The tremendous volume of the water which is comparatively as great as many of our Mountain streams, (5th) and its freedom The purity of the water from contamination, and (6th) The large acreage such a water supply can adequately irrigate, providing also culinary and stock watering rights. on N. E. 14 See. 15, Township 35 S., Range We found the well to be 12 inches in diameter, 120 feet deep, with the water level at. 20 feet. We pumped 1457 gallons per minute with a draw-down of 20 feet. On completion of the test, the water returned to the original level of 20 feet immediately. We find that the well will produce approxi- mately respecting meat) for are retailing 56 cents a must rise, because of the increased cost of feed. cy | During 1937 this “wheat country” will have to import 50,000,000 bushels of wheat from a world sup- | ply which is a little below normal, Incidentally these conditions are thousand In the writer’s opinion, this is an excep- tionally fine well and an ideal setup for farm of at least 160 acres, which could be adequately irrigated every five days. | Yours very truly, equalled by the corn crop of 1880, when there were only fifty million people in America. We had in 1936 only 3/5 as much to our normal basie agricultural consumption. It is reported that the 19356 corn crop was the lowest in a half cen- tury. Drought, following a government policy of curtailed production gave us that short corn crop at a time when Uncle Sam had no “excorn crop of 1936 was raw materials as was needed, or a 40 per cent shortage, Importations of corn, oats, rye, butter, hogs, and fresh beef have been vastly higher during the past two years than in former years. This corncrib.”’ The N. ilies—earliest comers procession of Beryl aroused B. Asplund delightful in the 6937, colonizers— gossip among the scattered settlers in the Beryi district. Beryl social life promises to take on new activity. Asplund and word to the ‘weather Gofinch have home office conditions are fine sent that and they are already at work clearing their farms for planting 160 acres of grain and alfalfa. The Asplund | and Golfinch fam- can only mean prices to the consumer. increased at Beryl Communications have been re«. ceived from the School of Forestry of the Utah State Agricultural College advising that a wide va- ., riety of shade trees is available to Beryl Charles M. Erb Drilling Company, By Chas. M. Erb. very largely fixed for a fall year ahead of us. It is not unlikely that severay years may pass before an adequate supply can be built, equal tra abtival of of Planting or a total cost of 50c per acre foot. this mammoth dozen in the New York area. Dairymen are contending for higher prices, based upon their increased production costs. It ap-. pears inevitable that poultry prices two million one hundred The and Ralph Gofinch and their fam- gallons per day, which is seven acre feet. ilies count themselves fortunate in the new opportunity that has come With three inches of water per acre it will to them in the Beryl district. _ irrigate 28 acres per 24 hours at a fuel cost of approximately $3.50 per day, which is Trees Available for equivalent to 1214c per acre, per irrigation, The following letter over the signature of Chirles M. Erb, CALIFORNIA LIES ARRIVE. YL well is the testimony of an expert in the drill-- annual pumping cost of only 50c per acre foot—or $1.50 MINUTE farmers at low prices. Through the Department of the Interior, nurseries have been created for the propagation of trees for shade trees and named pine, spruce, in wood. Among the. the cidcular are ash, elm, catalpa, lo- cust, golden willow, black walnut, Russian olive and other varieties. These trees will be available at prices ranging from $1.50 to $5 per hundred. The government is encouraging the planting of wood lots for the growing of trees which may be serviceable for firewood or for lumber.