Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 27, 1971 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, May 27, 1971
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Al's Corner By ALBERT MADDUX Finney County Extensiien Agricultural Agent Oonitrairy to claims which appear in some publications, there is no miracle fertilizer or soil condiiitiioner. Always iniviestiga'te exaggerated claims before investing in a product. Here axe some examples of common claims, With each claim accompanied by the facts as supported by scientific evidence: CLAIM—Our pax>diuct, if properly applied, wil reduce the incidence of com blight and-or other plant diseases. FACT—Although it has been established that adequate fertility is essential for healthy plant growth 'and high yields,' fertilization wM not insane the absence of disease. If disease is present, a nutrient imbalance or a deficiency of one element can increase the damage. CLAM—Our product stimulates the release of locked-up nutrients in the soil by feeding the soil bacteria that breaks down soil orgamic maitter and minerals. This results in improved tilth. FACT—The soil is already filled with millions of microbes •which carry out certain activities, such as decomposition of organic maitter and ultimate release of nutrients. Adding a few pounds per acre of-such a bacterial product would not change the soil microbial population to any degree as most Kansas soils already contain 1 to 3 tons or more of bacteria, fungi and other organisms per acre. CLAM—Our liquid fertilizer is more available than dry fertilizer. FACT—It would seem reason- aible to assume that nutrients dissolved In a liquid would be more available to the plant. However, once these fertilizer salts axe in the soil, they react exactly the same as the salts Farm Credit Update Urged of dry fertilizer. The elements undergo changes which in some cases make them less available. The decrease in availability occurs whether sttoe nutrient is in a liquid or dry state. Kansas State University tests show that liquid and dry fertilizers perform equally in the field. CLAM—Foliar applications are a more efficient way to fertilize a crop than with soil applications. FACT—Because of the laaige amounts of the three major nutrieinits (Nitrogen, phosphor-' us and potassium) required by a high yielding crop, it would be impractical to attempt to-, feed the crop solely by^QliariV, applications. Foliar feeding is ; confined primarily to applications of some of the micronu- tnients (trace elements). Deficiencies of certain trace elements such >as zinc amid iron can be cornected by foliar applications because only small amounts are needed per acre. Success Is Home-Grown Most successful farmers and ranchers find their opportunities In the same place they were bom and raited - • or perhaps • milt or two down the road. Success is a crop we like to cultivate at the Land Bank Association • • and it's b est if it's home-grown. CLAIM—Our seed -coating product furnishes nutrients .. that .promote soil bacteria and earthworm •••• aictivities / .that cause a retease of soil nutrients the natural way. . FACT—'There is no scientific proof that the small amount of bacteria applied in this man- nor will change the microbial population sufficiently to have an efJeet on breakdown of soil minerals or organic materials. Always remember that there is no substitute for standard fertilizer. There simply is/ no such thing as a/ miracte {prod-, ucit When you are approached by a salesman you should: —•Insist upon an explanation. of the exact analysis of the product. If it contains little or none of the plant nutrients, it is of questionable value as a fertilizer. —Ask for results conducted by an experiment station or other unbiased research organization. Generally, a salesman, of a "super" product bases his sales pitch on testimonials or opinions rather than on facts. —-Compare the cost of actual plant nutrients in the product wiitih the cosit of equal nutrients }n standard fertilizers. Same brands'cost 4 or 5 times more per pound of plant- food then standard fertilizers. Check with the Exitenision office for information on the material before making any large investment. ' WASHINGTON, D.C.—E.A. Jaenke, governor of the Farm Cnedit Administration, last week headed a panel of witnesses testifying before a Congressional subcommittee jn support of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, a bifll to modernize and expand the lending authority of the Farm Credit System. In a statement to the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee, Jaenke said that both the growing volume of farmers credit needs and'their changing credit service requirements demand legislative changes to update the System's lending programs. The bM, introduced in the Senate by Senator Herman E. Talmadige of Georgia, was co- sip'omsored by 33 senators. Hearings before the Subcom- hiiittee on Agnicultiural Credit amd Rural' 'Electrification are beiiig. chaired -by.,;:Senator George McGovern of South-Da- "kotki Hearings have not .yet been scheduled in the House. Besides Jaenke, several representatives of the Farm Cred'ilt System are appearing to testify on the bifll, as did rep'reseniba- tives of the Commission on Agricultural Credit, a-panel o 27 farm and credit leaders whose recommendations last year established the frame vork for many provisions in he bill. Jaenke, in his statement to lie subcommittee, noted that tor the past several years, all ihe federal investment in the 'arm Credit Banks has been epaid and that the System now is owned solely by farmer- jorrowers amd their farmer ^operatives. "These owners now feel," Jaenke said, "tihat their lending institutions need to be modernized .and given latitude if iiey are to adequately serve farmers' credit needs." Jaenke cited several major of the bill, including: Removal of the statutory limitation which prohibits Federal Land Bamifcs from advancing more than 65 per cent of the value of agricultural land. Jaenke said this provision last year restricted the Land Banks to fomianicinig no more than 53 per cent of the purchase price of farms and said this was "a nearly insurmountable hurdle to a prospective young farm- . ter." Permitting production Credit Associations to finance farm-re- laited businesses . that perform on-itlhejfiarim services, such as custom harvesting, spraying or pruning. The FCA governor said that as farm equipment be- ' comes more expensive in the future, more farmers will hire these on-the-larm services. Adding to the availability of credit for these custom operators, Jaenke said, would help boitih farmers and rural business communities. Allowing Lamd Bank Associations >and PCAs to provide financial-related services to their members, such as estate planning, trust management and tax assistance. These services aiue increasingly needed, he said, as farming becomes more complex. Clarifying the Banks for Cooperatives' law by establishing that 66 and 2-3rds of the voting media of an eligible borrowing cooperative be held by farmers. The present figure is 90 per cent. Jaenfce said that preserving borrowing eligMity for farm supply cooperatives is particularly 'Critical as many face problems of choosing be- Over the Backyard Fence By ELSIE BRANDEN Finney County Extension Home Economist ween strategies of growth, pa- iron service and restricting memberships in a changing rural environment. Permitting the.Federal Land Baraks to finance the construction of non-larm rural homes and the PCAs to finance home mprovements. on non-farm loimes. Now only financing of :airm housing is authorized for She System. Jaenke said a credit gap exists for middle income housing in rural areas and that passage of the bill'would provide a new amd necessary contribution to rural development. Authorizing the Farm Credit Bianks to issue unified securities of several maturities rather than be restricted to the present consolidated Bank group securities. Jaenke said this authority is needed because the Farm Credit System may be required in the future to streamline the way it attracts loan funds from the central money markets. Looking over a Four Leaf Clover By Rodney Faulds Finney County Extension 4-H Agent Bremdla Ragel will be one of 39 Kansas 4-H'ers that will be taking part in a National 4-H Page 7 Garden City 4-H Club Nates Great grandmother -could hardly cook with<*it it! Sour cream enihiamced all of her. favorite dishes. She would prepare it as needled by letting a bowl of extra heavy sweet cream set on the back of the kitchen coal range to sour. The. results varied each time she did it—sometimes it was barely sour, sometimes very acid, sometimes deliriously tart, but rairely the same twice. And even if the souring was induced by vinegar or lemon juice, the resulting product was uncertain. Wiitih modern pasteurizing and homogenizing techniques, "cultural" cream is uniform in quality and readily available to the consumer, along with a medley of dairy products. Sour cream .wil be in plentiful supply along wiitih sweet cream, -butter, milk, yogurt. kesicream and all types of Vh&se>:\ >'," rv ; :-Y'i-.; * ' -•- '-^ Beef Stroganoff: 2 Ibs. sirloin steak cut 1-inch thick 2 cupis sliced fresh mush- L7VNDBATMK 1106 fclmont Garden City, Kansas 67846 Economic Development Conference Is Thursday MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Th* eighitih annual. Governor's Economic Development Conference wM be held at Kansas State University today with over 350 Kamsas civic, business and industrial leaders scheduled to aittend. The conference, wiitih a theme of "Kansas Hats • It! ",,,wH open ait 10 a.m. with a tape-recorded welcome ironi Gov.. Robert Docking, who is (hospitalized in Topeka Mowing back surgery. The governor will be representr ed by John Ivan, Ms 'administrative assistant. Howard E. Linidow, real estate manager of .the 3>M Company, will be the main speaker. He will discuss what companies- look for in selecting sites for I new plants 'and expansions. cheeseJ Sour cream-JGhe sophisticate of the dairy world—is transformed from liquid table 4 cream to a - velvety heavy-bodied cream by .the addition of a lactic acid culture. The tangy flavor of the sour cream must be produced precisely the same in each batch, * • • Following homogenizing and pasteurizing of the cream iand the addition of the culture,' it is timed 'and temperature controlled to develop just the right flavor. Chilling immediately after this flavor is reached stops the action of the culture and "fixes" the sourness. It is gently stirred and then packaged ready for the consumer. Sour oream offers a potporu- rl of recipe ideas for the novice cook or the "old hand" to tempt her family. Whether it is mixed with or on top of > another food, sour cream combines superbly with salads, main tfches, baked goods or- des- rooms 1 cup finely chopped onion *A cup butter 3 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoon® tomato paste 1 teaspoon dry mustard J /2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons flour Vz cup water 1 cup dairy sour cream Noddles or rice Cut steak into thin strips 2 inches 'long. In large skillet, ^ saute mustorooms 'and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until golden brown. Remove from skillet. Add remaining butter. Brown meat on all sides for about 15 minutes. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling wa; ter; pour over meat _Add tomato jpaste, mustard and salt. Cover.- Simmer about 45 minutes until tender. Combine flour and water; slowly stir into meat mixture. Cook, ^ stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; .add mushrooms, onions and sour cream. Heat but do not boil. Serve over hot noodles or rice. Serves six. GO GETTERS The Go-Getters 4-H Club met April 10 at the home of their hosts, the Robert Marks. Club members decided to have the courtesy booth by the highway at Pierceville May 29, and to distoibulte safety pamphlets ait the booth. Mrs. Paul VenJohn announced that county stieep- weighiing day would be May 22 at the fairgrounds, amd! that each club should weigh and earnniotch members' market pigs by that date. For the program, Susan Mark demonstrated how to make a quick salad. Pat Ven- John played two songs on a fluteaphome. Sharon Dechant conducted a quiz on parliamentary procedure. Recreation, led by Joyce Dechant, inducted "The Miner's Daughter" and "How do you For instance, try this heai-ty See what sour cream does for Applesauce Cake: % cup heavy sour cream % to 1 cup sugar Vz cup unsweetened thick applesauce Va teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder % teaspoon soda 1 A teaspoon cloves (ground) 1 cup chopped raisins 1 cup chopped nuts Mix sour creaim, sugar and applesauce. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the first mixture wiitih the raisins and nuts. Mix well. Pour into a well-greased bread pan and bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F., for about 1 hour. Safety Award May Ignite Ribbing HUTOHINSON, Kan. (AP) — City Engineer Herman Bunte, 66, now knows why baisebaJi players are reluctant to talk about no-hitters while, they are in priogness—it's bad luck. A week away from receipt of a 28-year-old, satfie driving pin from the City Commission, Bunte wais involved in an accident Tuesday in his city-owined car. A passenger in the oar with which 'Bunte's car collided was Kevin Keasit, 17-yieair-old son of (Hutchinson City Commissioner Ken Keast. Damage to both cams was extensive, but the only injury received was a bump on young Keast's head. Since the accident took place ait an uncontrotod intersection, no tickets were issued. Bunte still wil receive his like your neighbor?"—Pat Ven- John, reporter. EAGER BEAVERS The Apil 6 meeting of the Eager Beavers 4 T H Club began with roll call answered by "Manners ait a "Friend's House when Spending the Night." Brendia Boone led club members in singing "Herienu Sha- Iqn Alehum.'" The leader's report included a reminder to members to 'arrive at meetings by 7 p.m., information about the swimming party, compliments from regional 4-H club days and Roundup. The meeting then was turned over to Debbie Germami, acting "president. Sharon Talley presented a demonstration, "What I Should Do." Jan Fairbarn performed an activity number^ and Kathy Herod played "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" on her violin. A project talk on foods was given by Doug Germann. Jim Talley and Jan Fair- bam led recreation. Hosts were 'the Herodte and the Talley®. The Eager Beavers also mot May 3 in. the 4-H building. Members answered the roll call, "Care for Clothing." Citizenship Course in Washington, D.C., August 1-7. The course is presented each summer at the National 4-H Center in the Nation's Capital with states reserving a week for a group, reports John B. Hanma, Extension 4-H and youth specialist, Kansas State IMvensdity. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Weaver, Winfield, will accompany the Sunflower state group. Weaver is Cowley County 4-H Extension agent. The 1971 group represents the 10th year of participation in the Course. During the week the teenagers combine discussions and study of citizenship topic with visits to government agencies, Congress, and the White House. Brendia is a member of the Eager Beaver 4-H Club and President of 4-H Council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ragel, 911 N. 9th, Garden Thursday, May 27, 1971 City. * Your Future * .It's Only Just Begun" is the theme of the 1971 State 4-H Youth the first State Youth Ecology Confe>rence on their schedule. Rock Springs Ranch, the state 4-H center south of Junction City, will be a laboratory, July 18-23, for the study of how individuals are influenced by their environment. Designed for 14 to 19 year olcis, the Conference program offers a choice of informal study of either environmental or health aspects of ecology. Membership in a 4-H club is not necessiairy to attend the Conference. Information on drugs and alcohol, population problems, energy uses, religion and ecology, pollution of air, waiter, and land is a part of the discussions, demonstrations, and field trips on the schedule. Evening programs include a first night introduction to ecology, an ecology movie festival, ecology and the hunter presentation, a party, and a "Senate debate" on use of pesticides. Time for fun and fellow- Song leader Susan Kinnejr led the club in "Yankee Doodle." safe driving pin, since he, already had passed his 28-year mark without an accident. But he may be in for a good deal of ribbing 'at the city faal presentation ceremony.' Mrs. Lewis, in her leader's report, told members that May 16 was 4-H Sunday, and that May 29 was the Dog Show. . Vice president Debbie Germann then took over the meeting. Bob Lewis gave a demonstration, "Keep That Saddle Shining." Lana Baier played the theme from "Love Story" on the piano. Gristy Gibson presented a demonstration, "Do You Like to Make Baskets?", and Julia Eiaittherly,,gave a project talk on reading. Debbie Germann performed a skit on parliamentary procedure. Recreation, led by Jan Fair- bam, was the "3 Bs." Hosts were the Baiers and the Ra- gels.—Kathy Herod, reporter. Round-up at Kansas State University, June 1-4. Each teenager registered for Round-up will have an individual "custom made" schedule for some 5-6 hours on each of two days of Round-up. The personalized schedule will include special interest sessions on careers and personal development lea by KSU faculty members. The more than 50 topics represent opportunities offered by each of the Colleges making up KSU. Planned by the KSU 4-H Department, Round-up is for both members of 4-H clubs and other youth. Every county will 'be represented by the more than 1,000 youth expected to participate, according to Cecil Eyestone, Extension 4-H specialist, KSU, 'and coordinator of Round-up planning. General assemblies, the only ones on the schedule, open and close Round-up. Dr. Robert A. Bohannon, director, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, KSU, igives the official welcome during the Tuesday afternoon assembly. The State 4-H Chorus, presentations by the drama workshop group, and the KSU Stage Band are on the Friday morning as- ship is ^another part of the 5- day event. Facilities at Rock Springs Ranch include a swimming pool, horses, rifle range, archery, fisibing, nature trails, sports and games. The Conference is an updated concept of the traditional Sbate. 4-H Health and Conservation Conference. The event is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service, Department of 4-H and Other Extension Youth Programs, KSU, in cooperation with Folgers Coffee Company, Federal Cartridge Corporation, and Kansas 4-H Foundation. sembly. Mrs. Olive Garvey, Wichita, will receive the KSU Distinguished Award to Agriculture during the program. Seven Finney County 4-H'ers plan to attend State 4-H and Youth Round-up at KSU, June 1-4. They are Brenda Funk, Debbie Selichnow, Juretta Ragel, Rodney VenJohn, Debbie Germann, Jay Brown and Jim Huschfca. * * * Five days at Rock Springs Ranch with as many as 500 other teenagers is the exper- I fence in store for youith putting Bill Concerns Farm Driving WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill bo allow farmers to continue to hire young people to drive farm, vehicles has been introduced by Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan. The federal highway administration bias said it would begin July 1 enforcing regulations prohibiting the interstate operations of flairim trucks by persons under 21 years of age. Dole said in the high plains area of Kansas custom wheat operators harvest about 50 per cent of the wheat crop, and they rely heavily on high school and college youth to drive their combines and trucks. He said 'the farm community depends on teenage drivers, and forbidfag them to drive the vehicles would work an undue ihard'ship. Taco John's 305 E. Kansas "The Hottest Spot in Town" "CO-OPPORTUNITY DAYS" Garden City Sale Co., Inc. STOCKER-FEEDER CATTliiALE Estimating 1 ,200 Head Friday, May 28 mo siiDDiies the cash? 33 'SlSSStfUf la lc. f~*r Y*"^ helton, 550 to 600 It*. 135 9 »od to ehole. ealvei, 400 Ibf. 45 good to ehote* yearling iteen. 500 to 550 IB* S ZfJSifS b'&'We. «-», 350 ,« 400 I*. 75 WHlilae. and btaek etwn, 415. Ite. It aeod yearN* stean, 450 to 500 IB*. OM lead of cows and eahrn S50 butcher koas .? ,,, 124 staffer art feeder •!» HOG SAU STARTS AT 11 A.M. Man aura SBM* soBdanawats For Furrhtr Information, Listen To . KIUL - 7:45 a.m. Tues. thru Fri. , 276-9143 MAY 27-28-29 «•_——.—•—-•—ATTENTION Grub-Lice-Fly Control Reg. $12.50 ¥2 Gallon THUR.-FRI.-SATURDAY STOCKMEN Ruelene 25E Pour on Insecticide Now $8.75 ¥2 Gallon CO-OP Water Softener Salt In Cose You Desire Order Buying Services either buying or telling—contact Jerry Chmelka, 276-7293 Who supplies the cash that the Production Credit Associations loan? The answer to this question comes from 'all over America because all kinds of people and institutions invest in the debentures which supply the funds loaned by PCA and spent locally. When you stop and think about it, this long-distance money keeps more than agriculture growlhg...our local economy, for example. Chrystal Cubes Reg. $1.00 Pellets Reg. $1.20 50 Lb. 85 5 ,u, $ 1.05 CO-OP CHUNK STYLE DOGFOOD Sale99 c Sale *2.39 Sole $ 4.69 10 Lb. Rtcplar $1.20 25 Lb. Rtyisar $2.65 50 Lb. Rtjukr $5.25 •• SEE YOMR PCA MAN !• ' GARDEN CITY Production Credit Association Home Office— 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday 276-7686 212 MHIer Avo. • Garden City ' , Field Offices As Indicated: LaoH— Evoiry Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ighljpn— i 7 ill* and 3rd Tuesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CO-OP RABBIT FOOD "-'UO CO-OP TID BIT CAT FOOD 10 Lb. Reg. $2.00 Sale $1.59 DEERFIELD GARDEN CITY PIERCEVILLE V:

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