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Sanitary Engineering Aspects of Long-Range Fallout from Nuclear Detonations

Description: From abstract: Results of a study of the sanitary engineering aspects of fallout from nuclear weapons are reported. Data were obtained from: a. Weekly surface water samples from 22 stations on streams and reservoirs in Eastern Massachusetts, collected from March, 1952 to July, 1953, and assayed for radioactivity. b. Weekly rain samples from March to July, 1953. c. Stream mud and soil samples collected before and after a large fallout. d. Results of fallout activity measurements by others based on samples from Massachusetts and the vicinity of Rochester, New York. Plots are presented showing the relations of the radiological data to the timing of detonations and the daily precipitation and showing daily deposition of activity and concentration in runoff. Runoff coefficients for fallout radioactivity are calculated.
Date: 1955
Creator: Bell, Carlos G., Jr.

The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer

Description: This report discusses the roundheaded apple-tree borer, an insect in the eastern and midwestern United States that, in its larval stage, destroys the bark and wood of apple trees. Several methods of control are discussed, including worming, paints and washes, and sprays.Apple-tree borers.
Date: 1915
Creator: Brooks, Fred E.

The European Corn Borer: A Menace to the Country's Corn Crop

Description: "The European corn borer probably is the most injurious plant pest that has yet been introduced into this country. It is now known to be present in an area of about 320 square miles near Boston, Massachusetts. Unless repressed and restricted it may be spread throughout the country and cause serious and widespread losses to the corn crop.... To suppress this pest burn or otherwise destroy during the fall, winter, or spring all cornstalks, corn stubble, crop remnants, and stalks of garden plants, weeds, or wild grasses within the infested areas likely to harbor the overwintering borers." -- p. 2. In addition to control measures, this bulletin also explains how to identify injuries caused by the corn borer and discusses its life cycle and habits.
Date: 1919
Creator: Caffrey, D. J.

Potash Salts from Texas-New Mexico Polyhalite Deposits: Commercial Possibilities, Proposed Technology, and Pertinent Salt-Solution Equilibria

Description: From Introduction: "Figure 1 shows the location of sources that have been either exploited or seriously considered at one time or another, super-imposed upon a map indicating by small letters the order of consumption of K2O in the leading States; the amount used in these States, together with the percentage of the total consumption of potash used as fertilizer in the United States in 1939, is given in table 1. Figure 2 shows the domestic production and total consumption of potassium salts, in terms of tons of K2O, with the value per unit at the plants, for each year since 1913. Considered together, these two figures tell a significant story."
Date: 1944
Creator: Conley, John E. & Partridge, Everett P.

Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms

Description: "This paper gives the results of three years' study of the cropping systems on a number of the most successful dairy farms in New England. This study point[s] out the elements which go to make a satisfactory cropping system in that section and to make definite recommendations concerning crops to plant and the relative acreage of these crops on dairy farms." -- p. 3
Date: 1908
Creator: Dodge, L. G.

The Au Pair Program

Description: Legislation passed late in the 103rd Congress granted the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) authority to design and implement more rigorous rules regulating the au pair program. In 1997, the au pair program received considerable media attention as a result of the Louise Woodward court case regarding possible involvement of an au pair in the death of a child in Massachusetts. The U.S. Information Agency amended existing federal regulations for the au pair program in September 1997 to underscore the cultural exchange aspect of the program and strengthen au pair recruiting and training.
Date: January 30, 1998
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.

Macadam Roads

Description: "This bulletin is intended as a brief discussion and discussion of the several processes and essential features entering into the construction of macadam roads in rural [areas]. Some data as to costs especially for the information of road officials who have not undertaken such work, are included." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Fletcher, Austin B. (Austin Bradstreet), 1872-1928

Estimating Highest Ground-Water Levels for Construction and Land Use Planning -- A Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Example

Description: From introduction: This report presents an estimating technique that could be employed, with certain adaptations, almost anywhere that high ground-water levels in sedimentary deposits may present construction planning problems such as design and safe use of septic tank drain fields, and design of foundations, basements, and roadways.
Date: September 1983
Creator: Frimpter, Michael H. & Fisher, Martha N.

Coastal Flood of February 7, 1978 in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire

Description: From abstract: On February 6-8, 1978, New England was battered by one of the most severe winter storms of record. The storm produced record snowfall in many areas of Rhode Island and Massachusetts...This report contains data which document the flooding along parts of the New England coast. Elevations of 203 floodmarks in Massachusetts, 104 in Maine, and 46 in New Hampshire are given. Also included are some historical coastal flood data and a list of other storm-related studies.
Date: 1979
Creator: Gadoury. Russell A.

Rape as a Forage Crop

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of the rape plant as a forage crop, including its varieties, soil requirements and preparation, and harvesting. Also describes various uses of rape as a forage crop, weed destroyer, and cover crop.
Date: 1903
Creator: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935

Condition Survey: Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Description: "The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Westover Air Force Base (WAFB), Massachusetts, during 21-24 August 1972. The frost action inspection was performed during 7-8 June 1972. The three major areas of interest considered in this condition survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements, the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield, and any detrimental effects of frost action to the pavement facilities" (p. 1).
Date: June 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.

How to Attract Birds in Northeastern United States

Description: "The means of increasing the number of birds about our homes are few and simple. They comprise adequate protection and the provision of suitable nesting places, food, and water.... This bulletin [recommends] practicable methods of attracting birds about homes [in the northeastern United States]. Especial attention will be given to the value of fruit-bearing shrubs and trees." -- title page. Protection for birds, winter feeding, water supplies, and nesting boxes and birdhouses are also discussed.
Date: 1914
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962

Beekeeping in the Buckwheat Region

Description: "The production of the full honey crop from buckwheat requires a plan of apiary management quite different from that of most other beekeeping regions. A system of management is here given which will result in a full honey crop and at the same time control European foulbrood, which is so prevalent in the buckwheat region. Methods are also given which may be used in case the clovers are valuable as sources of nectar." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Beekeeping in the Clover Region

Description: "Beekeeping methods suitable for the clover region are well developed but many beekeepers of this region are failing to obtain the full available honey crop because of deficiencies in their practice. A system of management is here given which will result in a full crop from these sources. The variation in the value of the clovers to the beekeeper is also discussed and the methods to be followed in bringing the clover region back to its former prominence in honey production are outlined." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Alsike Clover

Description: Report discussing the distribution and cultivation of the leguminous crop alsike clover, which grows primarily in the northeastern United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, seeding, uses, and insect enemies and diseases.
Date: 1920
Creator: Pieters, A. J.