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PIONEER HI-BRED EMPLOYE IS SWINE BREEDER AWARD WINNER „. ters won prizes at the state Ton Van Holsapple, formerly of Mitchell, arid now an employe of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company, was honored at a meeting of the Mitchell Rotary club recently whei| he received a gold medal from the Breeders' Gazette, livestock^ publication, for excellence in Kbg production. Governor Henry F. Schricker was a guest at the meeting and a representative of the Gazette also attended. The award was presented for raising four ton litters of pigs, all sired by one boar. The lit- Litter show, The story of the achievement and the-award is given below as it appeared in the Mitchell Tribune: County Agent John Armstrong has received the 4-H club pig record book filled out by Van Holsapple for his 1944 club project. In this he gives some details about two prize-winning pigs. Van is a son of Warren Holsapple • of Beno township, who last week received the gold medal awarded by Breeder's Gazette for most outstanding record in hog production. Van, jwho was graduated from Mitchell high school last spring was an active 4-H club member for eight years, during which time he. made a notable record in pig projects and ton-litter contests. He is now at Tipton, Ind., working for a hybrid seed corn firm. _ The report concerning the two pigs (named Blessing and Dollybug—gilt and barrow) is as follows: Blessing and Dollybug are both pur.ebred Hampshire hogs. They were farrowed March 2, and are from a litter of 10 pigs. These pigs were creep fed with their litter mates and sev- buy my 4-H club experiences. It gives yo jth training for practical use. I am proud of the record made. The trips, shows, and first-place winnings in the judging work a :e memories that will never be : forgotten. I wish to thank the capable leaders in Lawrence county and anyone else who helped me in this work. 4-H is an opportunity for youth to rush forward to the richer and better living, not only for themselves, but also for their comir unity,- for the state, and for ns tional progress and welfare. The heighth of success to which ycuth can climb is determined rot by the position, or wealth, but by their character, ability, training and ambition. 4-H provides training, inspiration and background for outstanding success in all other fields of hupan endeavor. Since 4-H does offer these many opportunities and experiences, the youth who | are alert, studious and energetic will be rewarded and, in the future, will accomplish the fundamental objectives of life;. Mrs. Steiger Is | Acquitted in Rat Poison Death Case Springfieljd; 111., Nov. 15. — j (INS) — Mrs. Roberta Steiger prepared today to .pick up the I threads of routine shattered by ' en other litters. Ground corn ' a murder cliarge growing out of j and wheat was before them in'the "rat poison" death of her i the pen at all times. The pigs j room mate] Helen Hovey, 24, i were not hand weaned. The ', former supervising nurse in a i dams weaned them at age of ! Springfield [hospital. I , nine weeks. Since the dams had | The 26-y!ear-old nurse's aid i [been bred, they were removed-j was acquitted last night by a! to another field and. were fed ; Sangamon county circuit c.ourt ; jury of seven women and five men after four hours of delib- a ration.for their gestation pc» ri.od. Both Blessing and Dollybug - eration. were selected June first but I Mrs. Seiger, accused of hav- were kept with the litter mates j .ing murdered her "dear friend" j and fed until shoW. The pigs : out of fear their relationship were being fed ground corn, ground wheat, half and half, and tankage and soybean oil pictured as "strange and immoral" by ihc prosecution, was about to end, broke into sobs meal, half and half, with 10 per when the verdict was read. She cent of the ground grains. This I wept in the|arms of her mother, ration was before them at alii Mrs. Carl Brattan, 'who was times in a self-feeder. The water was from creek and was put into a self-fountain about 30 feet from the feeder. These hogs had holding the defendant's 4-year- old daughter, Linda Lee. The crbwjd which packed the courtroom, many of them worn- - ; a two-acre field of mixed clover i en who ljiad brought their! for pasture. They had a hand- j lunches while the jury deliber made shade 10 feet from thei ated . burst self-feeder. plause. The pigs were brushed and ° n tIle witness stand, the dc washed but a few times. A I feftda'nt had repudiated an al- month before the exhibit, ijleged confession-that she had went north to help detassel seed ! given her njiommate poison in a corn for a hybrid corn company, j peanut butti I am still here working for the! vanced a theory of suicide in Miss Hovey Cattle Feeders' same firm, as moisture tester. I have explained why I was j absent day of the exhibit. This i record book is late. If this book j njj-^j. • i j nj * is accepted, there will be eight j Meeting IS flOJUiea years of enjoyable . 4-H club , work finished. Money couldn't I Lafayette into vigorous ap- r sandwich. She ad- ! s death. Ind., Nov. 15

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  1. The Tipton Daily Tribune,
  2. 15 Nov 1944, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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