Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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River Level Could Slow Port's Shipments TULSA - Although the Tulsa Port of Catoosa posted its second best year for cargo shipments in 1989, officials say the 1988-89 drought in the Midwest and northern Plains could put a damper on traffic in 1990.

Robert W. Portiss, director of the port, said lack of rainfall has lowered Mississippi River levels to unnavigable depths and has threatened the entire navigational system.

``This points out how critical it is for construction of Montgomery Point Lock and Dam where the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System joins the Mississippi,'' Portiss said.

Locks and dams control the water levels along the 450-mile channel. Portiss said it was essential for Oklahoma's congressional delegation ``to join forces with other delegations to push this project.''

More than 1.8 million tons were shipped through the port in 1989, up about 200,000 tons from 1988, he said. That represents the second highest level since the port opened in 1971.

The record level of shipment was 2.2 million tons, mostly oil-related products, in 1980.

Express Travel Service Opens Office Express Travel Service has opened an office at 6300 Northwest Expressway, according to owners Robert A. Funk and William H. Stoller.

Express Travel Service is a full-service travel agency which handles airline reservations, hotel accomodations, car rentals, tours and arrangements for conventions and sales trips.

Ann T. Schaefer has been named manager of the agency. A graduate of Stratton College of Milwaukee, Wis., Schaefer has an associate arts degree in travel/tourism and business management.

Express Travel Service is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week.

TULTEK Products Introduces Instruments TULSA - TULTEK Products Corp. has introduced two new instruments for use in the process of proving positive displacement meters.

"The P-1000 photoelectric pulse generator and TPC-8 prover counter have been designed to function interchangeably with other equipment or to perform together as an instrument art," said Charles A. …

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