Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado

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  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 9 Jun 1911, p. 7
    Prof. Sackett Tells Denver Electric Club of a New Germ Which Is Causing Trouble for Colorado Farmers.
    A new germ, at least a stranger to Colorado fields, the azotobacter, is menacing orchards, beet fields, alfalfa and agricultural growth generally all over the state, according to Walter G. Sackett, bacteriologist of the Colorado Agricultural Experimental station.
    Mr. Sackett, as guest of the Colorado Electric club's weekly luncheon in Denver recently told of investigations and experiments on Colorado soil made for the purpose of discovering the cause of a peculiar soil disease which, he says, for a number of years has been noticeable in various localities all over the state. Farmers and fruit growers have found trees and field products dying, and invariably the ground around was of a deep brown color, due to the excess of nitrate of soda. The trouble in some parts of the state, said Mr. Sackett, has become serious, and it was for that reason that the experiments were undertaken by the Agricultural college. The finding of the germ was the result of their investigation.
    The azotobacter is a germ which accumulates nitrate out of the air, and transmits it to the soil in the form of nitrate of soda. While a certain small quantity of nitrate, .0005 per cent, is a normal quantity for soil to contain, soil, where the germ appears has been found to contain as high as 5 per cent, or ninety tons an acre. Two hundred pounds an acre would be a normal percentage. Mr. Sackett had with him samples of soil showing the change brought about by the germ.
    The Agricultural college at present continues a Denver paper, is experimenting to find a remedy, or at least to check the further spreading of the evil. The only method which will prove at all effective, according to Mr. Sackett, is the growing of crops on the affected soil that will consume and utilize the excess of nitrogen produced by the azotobacter, nitrate in moderate quantities being a very valuable fertilizer."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, May 3, 1912, p. 5
    Professor Walter G. Sackett, in charge of the bacteriological department of the experiment station here, has just turned down a very flattering offer from the Michigan Agricultural college. Mr. Sackett came here from Michigan where he was assistant professor of bacteriology and hygiene. The Michigan college sent word to Mr. Sackett a few days ago that he was wanted to take charge of this department at a very nice salary. Asked why he turned down the offer, Professor Sackett replied that he preferred the work here. This is a new country and there are new problems being presented continually for solution and he enjoys original research work which is being done under the Adams fund. The opportunities here for new work and development are larger and better, while the work in Michigan is confined to the same old lines with a large amount of executive and administrative work included.
    Director Gillett of the experiment station is very much pleased that Mr. Sackett turned down the offer made by Michigan as he considers the bacteriologist one of the most valuable men in the experiment work." [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 24 May 1912, p. 6
    Considerable apprehension is felt at the college that Professor Walter B. Sackett will leave the institution. Some time ago he received an offer from the Michigan Agricultural college but he refused it as he preferred to remain here. However, he replied to the offer and stipulated conditions which it was believed would not be considered by President Snyder of Michigan. He received a telegram Monday, however, which stated that Mr. Sackett had been elected to the chair of bacteriology. He has not yet decided what he will do regarding the position. He is well pleased with his work and his positon here and is associated with a set of men who make life worth the living. The offer from Lansing, Mich., gives an increase of about 25 per cent over the salary received here but he says that money is not the only thing to work for. There will be genuine regret if Professor Sackett decides to move his family from this city as they are held in the highest esteem by all who know them." [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 13 Sep 1912, p. 6
    "Miss Ida Ferguson, who has spent the summer with her sister, Mrs. Walter G. Sackett, left on Sunday afternoon for her home in Abemarle, N. C."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 22 Nov 1912, p. 8
    "Prof. W. G. Sackett is expected here this evening. The men were royally entertained while in Atlanta and enjoyed several banquets where they met old friends."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, January 24, 1913, p. 4
    Prof. W. G. Sackett Tells Aldermen They Have Allowed The New Institution To Become A Wreck During Administration
    The city council and other city officials were told in unmistakable language on Monday evening that the city's filtration plant had been allowed to go to "rot," and that it was of absolutely no benefit to the community. The institution has been operated in a hap-hazard manner with no regard for any of the working parts of the plant. The most essential parts of the works had been neglected and the filters have been used merely for running through water.
    The adminstration of the city's affairs with respect to the filter plant was rebuked by one of the city employe[e]s. Prof. Walter G. Sackett, bacteriologist at the college, who makes the bacteriological examinations of the water for the city, made the statements to the council. Mr. Sackett did not spare words and he told of the conditions at the filter plant just as he found them.
    These conditions were called to the attention of several aldermen. On Saturday, Alderman Eves drove his car to the filter plant, taking with him Alderman Cummings, Prof. Sackett and the city physician, Dr. B. A. Gooding. What they found was told by Prof. Sackett at the council meeting.
    He said that he is interested in the efficiency of the plant and has no criticism to offer of any political party or of any one man, but he wanted the council to know just what is taking place at the filter plant. He stated that good water may have at least 100 germs to the cubic centimeter providing that none of these germs were of the gas producing varieties. Beginning with October 5, 1910, and during the remainder of that year the plant worked well and rendered 92 per cent. efficiency. The next year the per cent. of purity went down to an average of 57 per cent., and in 1912 the per cent. was 31. Taking it in periods ending with February 1, the first period showed 88 per cent. purity; the second period 50 per cent., and the period ending at the present time, Feb. 1, 1912, to Feb. 1, 1913 the per cent. of purity was 12. The conditions at the plant have been bad for two years, but they have been exceptionally bad for the past few months. In two years the impurities have jumped about 600 per cent.
    Prof. Sackett stated that the filters are called mechanical, not because of any particular mechanism, but because of the use of alum and lime in forcing a coagulating condition so that germs and other foreign matter is precipitated in a settling basin before the water reaches the filters themselves. There being no lime in the water from the Poudre for the alum to act on it is necessary to add lime to the water. To set proper results the alum and the lime should be put into the water at a certain place and in given quantities.
    Instead of putting the lime into the water in the form of milk of lime, lime rock has been placed in a wire basket and drawn through the water in a hap-hazard manner. No results can be obtained from this class of work. A deplorable state of affairs exists and the filter plant looks like a shipwreck.
    The Roberts filtration system demands a settling basin for its greater work and the filters are used as a secondary line to catch the impurities. The roof of the settling basin was burned off and since that time the small settling basin next to the filters has been used to do the work of the large skimmer basin and the sand filters have been used in an effort to purify the water. Tha alum is added to the water at a place where it can do little if any good. The foreigh matter in the water does not have a chance to settle. Lime is dumped into the basin by the barrel full and hunks of lime rock can be found in the basin at almost any time. The smaller basin is so constructed that it cannot be cleaned out excepting by carrying water to it by the bucket full. The alum tank, instead of being automatically operated, is used in a hap-hazard manner with the outlets plugged up most of the time. It takes brains to operate a mechanical filter; it will not operate itself and no one has assumed the responsibility of taking charge. The result has been that the plant has gone to ruin. The Roberts system has been done away with and the investment made by the city amounts to nothing.
    Mr. Sackett stated that Engineer Schmohl had done the best he could with the plant, but that a deplorable condition exists. A roof should be built over the skimmer basin and the plant put into fit condition. He has found the sacks of alum stacked up on a wet floor and the attendant had just finished cleaning up after the alum tank had run over. Speaking of engine troubles, he said it was his opinion that the engine and sand filters would do their work if the plant was properly operated. The larger amount of work comes before the water reaches the filters.
    Dr. Gooding stated that Prof. Sackett had told the entire story excepting as to the sand beds. They found large cracks in the filters and that they took from these cracks mud and filth which had a bad odor to them. Water, instead of being filtered, goes into these cracks and down into the clear well. Dr. Gooding said that a new engine might help to wash the filters.
    Prof. Sackett stated that he had investigated the Roberts System and found that at Harrisburg, Pa., the raw water contained 12,201 germs. When run through the settling basin there were 3,767 and when filtered there were 3 germs left. Out of 26,804 germs in the raw water all but 1,083 were removed in the settling basin and all but 17 by the filters. The sedimentation basin is the most important part of the plant.
    Mr. Hedke had different views than Prof. Sackett and he said an air wash is needed to help the filters. This brought on the usual airwash discussion and Mr. Cummings repeated his statement that the present council had remained idle and allowed the $7,000 bond to expire without insisting on making the Roberts people put in the air wash. He had hoped that the city would drag along for a few months and let the succeeding council take the matter up and force the fulfilment of the contract made with the former council.
    A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Sackett and this was folloewd by a statement from Mr. Hedke, who wanted to have a competent sanitary engineer employed.
    Dr. Gooding said the city should get busy at once. He stated that the road camp was doing everything possible to prevent contamination of the water and that the city was being protected from that source of danger.
    Mayor Harris said there was no room for argument that the city should and must have water as pure as any in the state.
    Mr Cummings announced that the engine at the plant is strong enough to force the sand out of the filters and that a new engine is not needed. He said that there has been no pure water since this council went into office and he wanted the plant put into shape. He wanted the recommendations of Mr. Sackett followed out before an engineer is brought here.
    Mr. Sackett stated that he would be ashamed to take an engineer to the filter plant in its present condition.
    With Aldermen Kedke and Sperr voting no, the council decided to fix the plant up before employing an expensive sanitary engineer."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 31 Jan 1913, p. 7
    Filters Do Better Work Than Do The Settling Basins
    Bacteriologist Sackett Writes Operator of the Filter Station Giving Figures As to the Work Being Done by Different Parts of Plant
    Since the statements were made by Prof. Walter G. Sackett at the council meeting Monday evening, several people have made the criticism that the city's bacteriologist did not reduce his statements to writing. Although Mr. Sackett has not heard of these adverse comments he has written a letter to Otto Schmohl, operator at the filter plant, showing him what work is being done by the various parts of the plant. The statements made by Mr. Sackett are based on tests of water taken on January 18 and analyzed since that time.
    The tests made of the water and its bacteriological content tells an interesting story. Mr. Sackett not only analyzed the water as it is taken from the tap but also took samples at the intake, in the clear well, from the wash water when the filters were first being washed and as the work was being completed. The water taken from the filters as they were being first washed showed that the washing process was very successful and that the filters were being cleaned in a manner better than has generally been supposed. The work of washing the sand shows that 96.71 per cent efficiency is secured by the aid of the present pumps. This supports the contention of Prof. Sackett that the filters are doing their share of the work.
    The tests taken after the water had passed the settling basin were not so satisfactory and Mr. Sackett is again supported in his opinions that the basins play an important part in the removal of dirt and germs from the water before it reaches the filters. The efficiency of the basins is given as 15.04 per cent when it should be very much higher. The tests on the filtration system show that the water is only 52.21 per cent pure instead of close to 100.
    A comparative statement is given in the communication to the filter plant operator. It shows two years' work at the Harrisburg, Pa., plant where the Roberts filters are in use. In 1908 the average efficiency of the settling basins was 66.43 per cent and 99.62 percent for the entire plant. The next year the settling basins removed 81.16 per cent of the dirt and bacteria and the plant in its entirety turned out water 99.68 per cent pure. This is vastly different than the 15.04 per cent for the local settling basin and 52.21 per cent for the plant."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 25 Apr 1913, p. 5
    "There is much rejoicing this morning at "Waldmar," the home of Prof. and Mrs. Walter G. Sackett over the birth of a daughter. The little one came into the world Monday evening and weighed seven pounds. Mother and daughter doing nicely."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 6 Mar 1914, p. 1
    Rev. C. A. Rowand of the Methodist church today brought to The Courier office two articles which defend his attitude in a criticism of the recent gambling cases and of the newspapers for their silence in the matter. The articles were signed by Prof. Walter G. Sackett and Prof. B. O. Longyear. Owing to the lateness of the hour when the letters were brought in, their publication today was found inpossible, but they will be published in Wednesday's issue of the paper."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 6 Mar 1914, p. 4
    To the Editor of the Courier:
    As one of the many who heard Dr. Rowand's earnest appeal for better citizenship last Sunday night, I wish to state in Justice to Mr Rowand that the editorial comment in The Courier's issue of Monday night both misrepresents and misquotes him in regard to his position on the personal exposure of those who are involved in the current trouble. Dr. Rowand specifically stated at the opening of his address that it was far from his purpose to make any personal attacks or to berate any citizens for their misconduct, but rather to point out the heinous nature of the crime to which they have pleaded guilty in the district court of Larimer county; furthermore, that if anyone had come there expecting to hear details of the incident, he would go away greatly disappointed.
    His criticism of the newspapers of their "William the Silent" attitude, he neither suggested nor so much as intimated that our daily papers should have published the names od the offenders; however, he did take exception to the published statements on two points: first, that men who commit statutory crimes can be considered "respectable citizens" in light of their offense; and second, that there is a difference between "professional" gambling and the type which seems to have infested our community.
    Walter G. Sackett"
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 22 Oct 1915, p. 7
    Whenever ditch water is used for drinking purposes, its use is always attended with more, or less danger from typhoid fever and dysentery. This risk can be considerably reduced by treating the water with hypochlorite of lime or bleaching powder, which can be purchased in one-pound sealed packages from any drug store for about twenty-five cents per pound. Water in cisterns may be treated as follows:
    For 5,000 gallons, place one ounce of the bleaching powder (so-called "chloride of lime") in a vessel containing approximately two gallons of water; stir rapidly for about one minute; allow it to stand for five minutes so that the insoluble part of the lime will settle to the bottom; pour the solution into the cistern containing the ditch water, and by means of a long paddle stir vigorously so as to mix the hypochlorite of lime thoroly with the water. After thirty minutes, the water may be used. —Walter G. Sackett, Bacteriologist, Colorado Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 26 May 1916, p. 5
    Makes Statement on Tests of Water Supply
    Physicians and Dentists Express Confidence in Correctness of His Work —
    Want Results Published.
    The requests for a statement of the condition of the city water has resulted in friction among city officials, physicians and dentists with the result that the city has already issued a statement, the doctos and dentists have passed resolutions, Dr. Sackett, city bacteriologist, has quit his job, and he has issued a statement.
    'Is the water fit to drink?' has started something in earnest.
    Pure water has been one of the important claims of the city. There have been few occasions when it was not fit to drink. Those who have acquired the habit of drinking only pure water do not relish other varieties and they lead the demand that the public be informed on the condition of the supply.
    Notice to college students that the water be boiled started the present controversy. The city bacteriologist was told a few things and being able to talk, said a few things on his own account. Then he quit his job, as he refused to follow the lines dictated to him. The physicians heard of the resignation and they held a meeting with the dentists on Saturday evening.
    At this meeting a resolution was passed expressing confidence in the correctness of Dr. Sackett's bacteriological reports of the water anal-years [sic: analysis] and also asking that the city have the reports published in the local newspapers as the reports are made.
    The physicians have recognized Dr. Sackett's ability as a bacteriologist and they declare that he is an expert in that line. He has enabled them to save more than one life by making diphtheria examinations for them rather than sending them to the state board of health and cause delay in getting returns.
    Following is a statement from Dr. Sackett:
    "To the Editor of The Courier:
    During the past few days there has been some comment in our daily papers concerning the purity of the Fort Collins drinking water. Rather than become involved in a matter which is nothing more than a petty political issue, I have severed my official connection with the city, and wish to state thru your columns to the citizens of Fort Collins upon what authority I have passed judgement on the condition of the water.
    Whas been considered as lack of agreement in the independent investigation of different bacteriologists, is in reality not a discrepancy in results, but rather a difference in the interpretation of those results arising from the use of different methods.
    Recognized authorities upon the standards for the purity of drinking water in their most recent recommendations, stipulate that the presence of B. coli, or sewage pollution, shall be determined by the examination of 10 cubic centimeters of water:
    'Five 10 cc. portions of each sample tested shall be planted, … not more than one out of five 10 cc. portions of any sample examined shall show the presence of organisms of the cacillus coli group when tested.'
    I refer to the standard adopted by the United States treasury department for drinking water supplied to the public by common carriers, October 21, 1914.
    Previous to the adoption of the report of this committee, only one cubic centimeter of water was used in the B. coli determinations, but it has since been recognized by the authorities that the examination of so small a quantity is apt to give the sample a fictitious purity.
    For more than a year, all of my analyses and interpretations have been based upon the standard established by these authorities, recognized experts in their line.
    Accordingly, I have considered the city water as unsafe for the past few weeks, but at no time have I reported it as 'dangerous.' Weekly reports on the condition of the water have been mailed regularly to the following public officials: S. W. H. Winslow, Dr. B. A. Gooding and E. T. Miller.
    Favorable reports upon the quality of the water by two of the city commissioners, in some cases at least, were based upon one cubic centimeter samples, whereas my results have been obtained by the use of 10 centimeter portions. It is obvious that the testimony of ten witnesses is more convincing than the evidence of one; therefore, for precisely the same reasons, 10 cubic centimeters of water give a better idea of the condition than one cubic centimeter.
    Now, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Which is of greater importance to the citizens of Fort Collins? To know the actual condition of the water as judged by recently approved standards, thereby affording the public an opportunity of protecting itself against an epidemic such as the city suffered some years ago, or to place a false interpretation upon the condition of the water, and to suppress the publication of the water reports for the personal and purely selfish ends of a few?
    Signed: Walter G. Sackett." "
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 12 Sep 1916, p. 4
    Students at the college who go to the fountain on the campus to quench their thirst need have no fear of the water furnished there. The mineral water is piped from the mountains and has been used this summer by many people and is still being used by residents as well as by the students.
    Prof. Walter G. Sackett has just completed an analysis of the water and has written a letter to President Lory advising him of the conditions he found so that the students may know exactly what they are drinking. In this letter Professor Sackett says that he finds the water of exceptionally good quality and in the analysis and test of the spring water he made a comparison with the water taken from the city tap at the college.
    Authorities are agreed that water for drinking purposes should not contain more than 100 bacteria to the cubic centimeter and should contain no liquifying or gas producing bacteria.
    The tests were made September 3, and were as follows:
    Spring water—Bacteria, 710; liquifying bacteria, none; gas producing bacteria, none.
    City water—Bacteria, 710; liquifying bacteria, abundant; gas producing bacteria, abundant."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, November 10, 1916, p. 7
    "Mr. and Mrs Walter G. H. Sackett and mother, Mrs. Hagley, expect to leave Thursday for La Jolla, Cal., where they will spend the winter months."
    [2863 Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell Sackett s. Frederick & Jane M (Gamwell) Sackett. Mrs Hagley was Walter's mother-in-law.]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 28 Sep 1917, p. 7
    "Dr. Walter G. Sackett of the college today left here for a stay of nine months or more in the University of Chicago, where he will be engaged in work under the Lovan reserve fellowship.
    He has been honored by an appointment to work under this fund which is an endowment to the university for the purpose of investigating the cause and finding a cure for diseases.
    Mr. Sackett will spend a portion of his time investigating food poisons under the auspices of the fellowship.
    While in the university he will carry on his work in connection with the experiment station here."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 1918 Jan 11, p. 5
    Mrs Everett Sanborn has returned to Fort Collins after spending the holiday season with her neice, Mrs. Thorwald Sackett.
    Orrin M. Sackett of Telluride spent the holidays with his children, Mrs. Keith Bellairs and Thorwald Sackett, of Livermore."
    [Orrin M Sackett s. Solomon Ashman & Sarah (Morehouse) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 1918, Jan 25, p. 7
    Mrs. Horace Emerson of Fort Collins spent the week with her daughter, Mrs. Thorwald Sackett.
    Thorwald Sackett has been entertaining his father Orrin Sackett of Telluride on an enjoyable camping trip up in the Nunn Creek country."
    [Thorwald Sackett s. Orrin M & Anna (Larson) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 1918 Jul 26, p. 7
    Mrs Elmore Pearson and son Charles of Virginia Dale have been guests of Mrs. Thorwald Sackett the past week.
    Mr. and Mrs Ernest Roberts has as Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Sackett. Mrs. E. Pearson and son Charles, Mrs Charles Emerson and Mr. and Mrs Norman Sackett of Fort Collins."
    [Thorwald Sackett s. Orrin M & Anna (Larson) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 1918 Sep 27, p. 3
    "Daughter Born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Sackett
    Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Sackett of Livermore are receiving the congratulations of their many friends over the birth of a lovely little daughter, born to them at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
    The little one weighed nine pounds and has been named Shirley Elizabeth and with her mother, who will be pleasantly remembered as Dorothy Emerson, is doing very nicely at the H. W. Emerson home."
    [Thorwald Sackett s. Orrin M & Anna (Larson) Sackett]
  • Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 1920 Mar 20, p. 5
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sackett motored to Fort Collins last Monday to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bellairs who were in town for the day.
    Mrs Homer Clammer and Mrs. T. H. Sackett will entertain the Highland club next Saturday at the home of Mrs. Sackett.
    Mrs J. R. Bellairs, Miss Nellie Ramer and Mrs Thorwald Sackett visited Wednesday with Mrs. Ernest Roberts."
    [Thorwald Sackett s. Orrin M & Anna (Larson) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 9 Aug 1921, p. 3
    "Mrs. W. L. Peace of Oxford, N. C., is a guest of her sister, Mrs. W. G. Sackett."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 4 Apr 1922, p. 4
    "Prof. Walter G. Sackett returned Wednesday evening from Rocky Ford where he has been spending a few days on Experiment station business."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 13 Dec 1922, p. 3
    "At the Kiwanis club Tuesday the meeting was in the hands of the educational committee and Prof. W. G. Sackett, its chairman made a talk on the question of a new high school. Apparently everyone present recognized the need of a new high school and favored submitting a bond issue to a vote of the people. One third voted to submit the question in January and two thirds in April.
    Prof Walter G. Sackett, speaker for the day, stated that at present in school district No. 5, we pay on each $1000 assessed valuation $35.37 or 35:37 mills.
    He explained that the interest on a four hundred thousand dollar bond issue would amount, for each $1000 property valuation to $1.3S a year, making the total tax $37.75 on each $1000 taxable value. In other words on a property assessed at $3,000 the present taxes per year are $106.11.
    For the first ten years after the bonds are voted only the interest would be paid amounting to $1.38 on each thousand assessed value. For the next twenty years, at present property valuation $2.76 would be paid each year retiring the bonds at the end of that time. This would be an average for the thirty-year period of $1.86 per $1,000 valuation. However if property increased during the thirty-year period this rate would be reduced and the taxes will also be reduced as bonds or present indebtedness are paid off, as they are being paid off each year."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, May 14, 1923, p. 4
    College Women's Association
    "The College Women's association held the last meeting of the year at the Woman's club Saturday afternoon, May 12. There was a good attendance. Mrs. Walter G. Sackett, the president for the past year, in closing the year's work thanked her fellow officers and the members of the association for their hearty co-operation during the season. …
    Mrs. Sackett recited Thomas Bailey Aldrich's beautiful poem, Miancowana, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Richards."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, 8 Jun 1923, p. 6
    Rotation Only Sure Way To Prevent Bean Diseases
    "Plant beans on the same land not oftener than once in three or four years, particularly if disease has been prevalent. Soils which once become thoroughly infected as a result of continuous cropping are seldom safe to use for the same or closely related crops for years to come.
    Wherever practical, destroy all diseased vines and trash by burning.
    If the bean straw from diseased vines is to be fed, do not use the manure on a field that is to be planted to beans.
    As far as possible, avoid cultivating beans early in the morning when there is dew on them, or when they are wet with rain.
    Hand pick disease-free pods, or if possible, select disease-free plants for seed. Use these to plant a seed plot on land which has never raised beans and which is removed some distance from the main crop.
    Remember that hand picking of seed as it comes from the flail or thrasher of the purpose of controling disease is of no value, since it is impossible to detect even a small percentage of diseased seed.
    Seed treatment for beans is of no practical value, since any chemical that would penetrate the seed deeply enough to destroy the disease-producing organism would likewise be apt to kill the seed.
    Spraying the Bordeaux mixture, 5-4-50 formula, even when done thoroughly by competent persons, is at best unsatisfactory, unprofitable and only partially successful. —Walter G. Sackett, Bacteriologist, Colorado Experiment Station."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, July 12, 1923, p. 3
    "Mrs Walter Sackett was at a picnic and play at the Methodist Church."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]
  • The Fort Collins Weekly Courier, July 30, 1923, p. 4
    "Dr. Walter G. Sackett left on Saturday for a three weeks' trip to southern California. He will visit his parents at Glendale. Mrs. Sackett and the children have been there three weeks and will return with Dr. Sackett."
    [5660 Dr Walter George Sackett s. Prof. Walter Cadwell Gamwell & Emma Lucinda (Hagey) Sackett]

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