Wentz, uses his land for plowing contest 1958

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Wentz, uses his land for plowing contest  1958 - David Irvin of Beech Creek Twp. Takes the Field...
David Irvin of Beech Creek Twp. Takes the Field BEECH CREEK - Competition vas close, the earth was a little lamp, the crowd was enthusiastic and the weather hot for Clinton County's first plowing contest held lere yesterday. David Irvin. a dairy farmer of Beech Creek Township, took first place with 5n7 points out of a possible 600. II was the first plowing contest he had ever entered, the first he had ever seen. Close behind him was Dale Peters, also a Beech Creek To-n- ship farmer, who furrowed 540 points. Third place went to Kenneth Schreckengast of Salona R.D., who drew down 535 points. Postponed from Wednesday Yesterday's event had been postponed from Wednesday when it to have been held during the 29th annual businessmen farmers tour. It rained Wednesday but a large crowd turned out to watch the tractors weave their plow patterns. Other contestants in the order of finishing were Harris Weaver, Salona R.D., Earl Steam, Mill Hall R.D., and Kenneth Bair, Mill Hall R.D. Only eight points separated Weaver and Bair. Each plower worked over a 50 by 300-foot plot on land owned by Edward Wentz of Lock Haven. Each had to plow 16 back furrows and the rest of the plot in 'main furrows except for a finish furrow down the middle. whichlStrlct Judges watch for furrow level- ' | !of compete job> y A 8 ent Chester P. McMinn - plower went onto the field 600 points. Judges were Her- argiculture instruct'- Bald Eagle-Nittany High Donald Davies. agricultur- :^._i i^^. _ t. T «_1_ T T —— 1.1!,*W. at Lock Havtn H igh return Lloyd Chambers, retireS commercial, agriculture instructor (. L OC k Haven High School. Sup- ^.ocK naven nign OCI1OUJ. OU[J- .. ' extension agriculture Pennsylvania State

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  1. The Express,
  2. 26 Jul 1958, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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