1957 Texas Pecan Grower Meeting

Pecan Research
Proceedings OF THE Texas Pecan Growers Association F. R. Brison --- J. B. Storey, Editors Texas A&M College College Station, Texas Published by the Association August, 1957 ADVERTISERS' INDEX Page Aldridge Nursery………………………………………………………………………………………… 31 Simon J. Burg Sprayer Company..................................................................... 43 The J. E. Fricke Company.................................................................................. 8 R. E. Funsten Company................................................................................... 21 Gold Kist Pecan Growers................................................................................. I7 Humble Oil & Refining Company.................................................................... 10 Clarence F. Hutches........................................................................................ 35 Rohm & Haas Company.................................................................................. 55 Simpson Nursery Company............................................................................ 39 Texas Gulf Sulphur Company.......................................................................... 49 The Texas Pecan Company............................................................................. 51 Texas Pecan Shelling Company...................................................................... 27 CONTENTS Page Officers, Directors, and Committees………………………………………………………....... 3 Official District Map.......................................................................................... 4 Constitution…………………………………………………………………………………….………….. 5 Clarence E. Tisdale............................................................................................ 7 Society Affairs................................................................................................... 8 President's Message....................................................................................... 11 Report of the Secretary-Treasurer................................................................. 14 Results of an Irrigation Experiment on Stuart Pecan Trees in East Texas in 1956, by A. O. Alben……………….……………………………. 16 Safe Moisture Tolerances for Pecans, by Staff of the Department of Horticulture, Texas A&M College………………………………………………. 23 Insect Control Practices on Pecans, by W. C. Pierce....................................... 24 Control of Pecan Scab During the Winter Months, by Richard H. Converse.......................................................................... 25 Tannin Content of Kernels of the Bitter Pecan (Hicoria aquatica), by F. R. Brison and R. F. Cain…………………………………………………………. 32 Research Work at U. S. Pecan Field Station, Brownwood, Texas, by L. D. Romberg............................................................................... 33 Pecans as Yard Trees, by Guy W. Adriance……………………………………………...... 40 Problems in Marketing Pecans, by Joe T. Orchard......................................... 42 Marketing Pecans with Gold Kist Pecan Growers, by Sam W. Dunn…………... 52 The Organization of the California Walnut Growers Association, by Bluefford Hancock……………………………………………………………….…... 54 Market Quality Studies of Pecans Produced and Pecans Sold in Texas, by F. R. Brison……………………………………………………………...... 58 Membership, 1957-58.................................................................................... 61 OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES Officers President...............................................................................Clarence E. Tisdale Vice President.....................................................................................H. C. Pape Secretary-Treasurer...........................................................................F. R. Brison Assistant Secretary-Treasurer............................................................J. B. Storey Directors District 1..........................................................................J. L. Rainey, Elmo Cook District 2………………………………………………………………..J. T. Orchard, Tom Bradley District 3...............................................................J. M. Cooper, Ted Brumbalow District 4…………………………………………………………...........J. H. Ross, Everett Smith Committees Arrangements---Elmo Cook, E. W. Schuhmann, H. F. Green, F. R. Brison, Bluefford Hancock Auditing---O. S. Gray, Jr., Chester Marrs, C. F. Hutches Awards---Luther Rainey, Harry Cross, Sr., J. M. Loveless Constitution---Ted Brumbalow, W. C. Fullilove, W. S. Bounds Exhibits---Bluefford Hancock, J. L. Rainey, Elmo Cook, J. T. Orchard, Tom Bradley, J. M. Cooper, Ted Brumbalow, J. H. Ross, Everett Smith Grades and Standards---Randolph Terrell, J. B. Storey, J. F. Rosborough Land Evaluation---F. R. Brison, Luther Rainey, Harry Cross, Sr., W. S. Price, Jr., Harry. Cross, Jr., Nelson Hander Legislation---Luther Rainey, Hugo Pape, Randolph Terrell, Barney Sullivan Location---W. S. Price, Jr., Jack Ellis, O. S. Gray, Jr. Marketing---J. T. Orchard, J. M. Loveless, W. C. Winkler Nomination---J. L. Rainey, W. S. Price, Jr., Nelson Hander Publicity---Bluefford Hancock, Elmo Cook, Mrs. Lawrence Hamrick Resolutions---Mrs. Aline Ramsey, J. M. Cooper, Dr. E. W. Darilek Research---Randolph Terrell, L. O. Romberg, T. H. Stewart *Williamson, Travis, and Hays Counties were changed from District 4 to District 1 by vote of the Association at annual convention, July 10, 1957, San Antonio, Texas. PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION 5 CONSTITUTION AND AMENDMENTS OF THE TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION Section One---The name of this Association shall be the Texas Pecan Growers Association. Section Two---The purpose of this Association shall be to encourage pecan culture and promote the best interest of the pecan growers of the State of Texas. Section Three---The Officers of this Association shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and eight Directors. The President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer shall be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors. The President shall be the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Section Four---All of the Officers and members of the Board of Directors of this Association shall be elected by a majority at the meeting of the Association. The officers shall hold office for a period of one year from and after their election, and until their successors is elected and qualified. The directors shall hold their offices for two years, the terms of four of the eight terminating annually. Section Five---The date of the annual meeting of the Association shall be the second Tuesday in July of each year, provided however, that in case of the occurrence of some event which in the opinion of the Board of Directors would make it inadvisable to hold the annual meeting of the association on such date, the Board of Directors are hereby authorized to fix a different date for the holding of said annual meeting for such year which shall not be later than the second Tuesday in August of said year. Section Six-The place for holding the annual meeting of the Association shall be determined each year by the majority vote of the members of the Association present and voting at the meeting, provided only that each meeting shall be held successively in one of the several sections to be designated by a committee appointed for this purpose. Section Seven---The duties of the Officers and Board of Directors of this association shall be such as usually devolve upon such Officers and Directors of similar Associations. The place of meeting in 1928 will be designated as District 1. 6 PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION Section Eight---The annual dues to be paid to this Association by its members shall be $3.00, except that workers employed in either National or State research, Extension workers, and teachers of agriculture shall be granted regular membership upon payment of $1.50. Section Nine---The Association may, upon the nomination of the Board of Directors, vote at each annual meeting, a medal to some person for distinguished services in the encouragement and promotion of pecan culture, which will entitle the holder thereof to life membership in the Association. Section Ten---This constitution may be amended by the vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting at any annual meeting, provided however, that any proposed amendment shall be in writing and signed by at least three members and introduced and read at one regular session of said annual meeting and shall not be voted upon until a subsequent regular session of such annual meeting. Section Eleven-The President at each meeting shall name a Nominating Committee of five who shall recommend suitable persons to fill all offices for the ensuing year, but additional nominations to all offices may be made from the floor. PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION 7 CLARENCE E. TISDALE Clarence E. Tisdale was born March 12, 1906 in Williamson County, Texas. His early life was spent at Coleman, Texas, where his parents have lived since 1908. He attended grade and high school in Coleman, was active in 4-H Club work, and graduated from high school in 1925. He entered the A&M College of Texas in 1925 and was awarded the B.S. Degree in Agriculture in 1929. From 1930 to 1941, he served as County Agricultural Agent, first in Blanco County and later in San Saba County. He spent five years on active military duty, attaining the rank of Major. His home is in San Saba County. He and his wife, the former Miss Lennie D. Johnston, own and operate the Barnett Springs Ranch of 1, 500 acres devoted to livestock, general farming and 2,500 topworked pecan trees. Clarence Tisdale is a member of and active in the various Masonic orders. He and his wife are active in the affairs of civic interest, are members in the Methodist Church, and with their four children---Herbie, 10; Susie, 7; Sam, 3; and Olan, 6 months---they represent the sound substantial citizenship of the state. 8 PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATION AFFAIRS REPORT OF THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING July 9-10, 1957 OLD BUSINESS The special committee, appointed in 1956 to consider changes in the official districts, recommended that the districts adopted by the T.P.G.A. July 16, 1931, be changed to place Williamson, Travis, and Hays Counties in District 1, instead of District 4. Motion was made by E. W. Schuhmann, Chairman of the Special Committee, seconded by J. M. Loveless, on July 9 that the change is adopted. The motion lay on the table, and was approved unanimously by vote of members present on July 10. COMMITTEE REPORTS Auditing Committee The Committee reported that the report of the Treasurer had been examined and found in order. PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION 9 Awards Committee Motion was passed that the Association present an appropriate Scroll to Alfred H. Krezdorn in testimony of its appreciation of his services to the Association. Location Committee Motion was passed that the 1958 Convention be held at Austin, Texas. Marketing Committee The Marketing Committee was instrumental in having the program of the second day of the 1957 convention devoted to problems in marketing, and it recommended that one or two appropriate topics on phases of marketing be included regularly on the program, at the discretion of the program committee. Nominating Committee The committee nominated and the Association elected the officers listed on page 3 for the ensuing year. Resolutions Committee The following were approved by vote of the Association: RESOLVED: That the Texas Pecan Growers Association meeting in its 36th Annual Convention at San Antonio, Texas, on July 9 and 19, 1957, wishes to express its appreciation to Ralph Minton of the City Council and the people of San Antonio for the hospitality and assistance extended to the Association during its meeting here. RESOLVED: That the Association express its thanks and appreciation to Jack Doerfler and Fredlein Schoeder for their efforts in arranging for the tour of the Pecan Shelling Plant and Museum. RESOLVED: That this Association instruct the Secretary to officially express our thanks and appreciation to Dr. Al Krezdorn for his splendid work while Secretary of this Association. RESOLVED: That the Association express their thanks to the Guadalupe County Pecan Growers Association for their pecan exhibit displayed at our annual convention and their cooperation in making the State Convention a success. RESOLVED: That the Texas Pecan Growers Association express its 10 PROCEEDINGS TEXAS PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION sincere thanks and appreciation to its President, Hugo Pape, to Mr. Fred Brison, Secretary and to the Board of Directors for their loyal service in providing leadership for the Association during the past year. REPORT OF FIRST SESSION OF THE NEW CABINET OF OFFICERS Report of first session of the new cabinet of officers, 11 a. m. July 10, with President Tisdale presiding and the following present: Hugo Pape, J. L. Rainey, Joe Orchard, J. H. Ross, Everett Smith, F. R. Brison, and Benton Storey. It was agreed that: (a) The officers of the Association would henceforth encourage and actively sponsor the annual pecan show, and would meet at the A&M College early in January to assist with judging entries and to announce the awards. (b) They would outline the program and make plans for the annual convention at a meeting to be scheduled during April of 1958. (c) And that they would promote and assist actively in increasing the membership, according to a plan later to be announced.