Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 22, 1957 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 1957
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Markets Poultry Live poultry steady; Wednesday 75,000 lb.; wholsale buying prices unchanged; heavy hens 15- 15Mz; light hens 13-141/2; old roosters 12-13; white rocks 24%25; Plymouth rock 28-28'^; ea- ponettes under 4 1/2 Ita. 25-25%; over 4 1/2 lb. 29'£-30. Cash Grain Chicago — No wheat, corn sample grade yellow l.lG'/i, oats No I extra heavy white 74, no soybeans. Soybean oil: 113/4; soybean nwal: 55.00-55.50. Barley nominal: Malting choice 1.15-33 feed; 85-1.03. HOGS 160-170—1U.25 200-270—19.25 170-180—17.25 270-280—19.00 180-190—18.25 280-290—18.75 190-200—19.25 290-300—18.50 200-210—19.75 300-310—18.00 210-220—19.75 310-320—18.00 220-230—19.G5 230-240—19.55 240-250—19.45 250-260—19.35 320-330—18.00 330-340—17.50 340-350—17.50 350-360—17.50 Sows 270-300—18.50 400450—10.25 300-330—18.00 450-500—16.50 330-300—16.50 500-550—14.75 360-400 — 17.00 Livestock Chicago — Hogs were mostly 25 cents lower Thursday and in some instances were off 50 cents. Sows were steady to L'5 cents lower. A top of S21.75 was paid for 116 head of uniform No. 1 210- pound butchers. Steers and heifers were about steady, with a load of prime 1,230-pound steers topping at S'29.- 00. Wangsness Suggests Action To Remove "Blind Comers" In Fayette County One of the annual late-summer hazards — "blind" road crossings, often resulting from tall crop or weed growth — is beginning to be a problem in Fayette County again this year, says Extension Director M. C. Wangsness of Fayette. Some buildings and trees obstruct crossroad visibility all year, but the problem is more widespread now that tall corn, weeds and other plants are growing high. Many of Fayette County's "blind corners" can be remedied. Wangsness says that Safety Specialist Norval Wardle of lowu State College suggest that where intersections are obstructed by permanent objects, neighbors should ask the county supervisors to erect appropriate stop signs. Wardlo says one of the most common hazards — tall corn — can be eliminated with relatively little or no loss of yield, as compared to the cost of an accident. Wardle says a rural crossing with no stop signs should have clear visibility in all directions for at least 125 feet from the center of the intersection. Since most fields arc.- planted all the way to the corner, he suggests cutting the com back 100 feet along each fence row after it's pollinated. (The difference of 25 feet is an allowance for the road and drainage ditch.) In effect, Wardle explains, a triangle is cut on each of the four corners of the intersection. This area amounts to 1—Vfe percent of 1 acre, or 5,000 square feet. If cut off completely, it would represent a loss of 9.2 bushels on a field yielding 80 bushels per acre. But if 'the stalk tops are cut at the second node above the ear, loss would be less than 1 bushel on an 80-bushcl yield. Cutting just above the ear results in a loss of 2 to 4 bushels with a similar yield, Wardle says. The safety specialist adds that a sign placed on the fence 300 to 400 feet from the dangerous corner would help strangers to the area recognize an uiVforseen accident hazard. He suggests a sign, in orange letters to attract, reading: "Caution — Blind Corner — Tall Corn." farm page Farmer's Question Corner r» if 4 tut ir AM«ri«Mi Foundation For Animal tfafch *' '" • What About Acetonemia of Dairy Cows? <1: What MUM* Ihb dairy cow Unscreened Laying House Doors And Windows Invite Sparrows Carrying miles, lice and poultry disease, according to Paul Walther, Iowa State College, ex-' tension poultryman. Cover all openings — including ventilators — with 1-inch poultry mesh or, better yet, 3/4-inch wire hardware cloth, he suggests. If sparrows already have been entering the hen house, you'd better spray walls, ceilings, nests and other equipment with a 1 percent solution of malathion or lindane, Walther says. Malathion is preferred because it also helps to control flies. Be careful not to contaminate feed and water, the poultryman cautions. Get Soil Samples To Soil Testing Labs Now If you want your tests report back in time to guide fall fertilizer applications. It takes about 5 weeks to test soil and return a report and recommendations to you, says Agronomist George Hawkins of the Iowa State College soil testing laboratory. Soil sample mailing cartons and information on sampling can be obtained at your county extension office. A: The exact cause !• unknown. Tlio sickness li somehow related to faulty Intake or utilisation of carbohydrate food*. Q: What typ«( of eaw« are moet in wept IbleT A: Uiually the Ke»t producing cowi and the good feederi teem moil prone to acetonemla or, "ke- tosls," a« It U sometimes called. tj: How doe* the dbcMa «c»T A: Th« cowi go oil feed rather quickly. Some are highly nervous and lick them- Mlvea. There U quick IOM in weight; radical drop In milk production. The breath may have a iour-vlnegar odor. The cow may scour and •Vtfti go dawn. Q: Cun the disease k. ouredT A: When treatment It started curly by a skilled veterinarian rno.t of death lo»st?» can be avoided. However, recovery U often •low and requtrt* cuicful nursing to bring milk production back to normal. Q: If »ceton<MiiU cMllr eonfu»«d with other dlif*.*.? A: Yei, It may look llk« plant or forage poisoning, or milk fever, when It hlla t'owi that re- ii e n t ly calved. V e t e r Inarlani uiufilly run a chemical t e 11 for «ure diag- noiii. Q: What pr«e a u 11 o n i can •lie take to avoid th|. trouble* A: Talk over feeding »cli«duli>s with the veterinarian to correct •rrori. Be lure that cowi have plenty of green hay during the winter. If a cow goes oft feed, don't gueat; get a diagnosis. Prompt action may save a valuable animal, NOTE—Due to space limitation!, general question* cannot be handled by Dili column. Westfield Whirlwinds The August meeting of the Westfield Whirlwinds 4-H Club was hold at tho homo of Hofli Brown. The following entries were made for the County fair: Jerry and Ronnie Brown entered 'baby beeves, dairy heifer and market litter of pigs. Jim, Mickey and Bob Gage will show Guernsey heifers. Paul and Wayne Wegner will show holstein heifers. Nicky Toutsch entered 2 hol- stein heifers, Bill Miller entered market lambs. sales were only a tiny fraction of the huge Iowa market. In the total economy, it was almost nothing. Oh, we could probably find some significance to these things. The seed, for example, would grow in the corner of the field and block the view of an intersecting road. And one of the pairs of shoes Warren sold were fitted to the trim feet of a pretty girl from the country. Their conversation was a little more lighthearted than usually passes between clerk and customer. It was, in fact, the beginning of a romance. Warren began driving into the country regularly to visit the girl. He was 23. She was 19. But, again, these things were not tremendously significant compared to the whole pattern of life and growth — a handful of seeds, one boy and one girl. It wouldn't seem so, at least, except mat vme aunoay aiter- noon Warren and the girl were driving in' the .country when their view of an intersection was blocked by the tall corn that had risen from the 'handful of seeds. The girl died a crushing death when the unseen car crashed into them. The shoes she had bought from Warren were ripped from her feet by the impact. Warren is recovering in -a hospital. The corn is doing beautifully. Here's How To Be Sure That Melon Is Ripe Iowa City. Iowa — If most of the last watermelon you bought had to be thrown out because it wasn't quite ript- when picked and so lacked flavor, these suggestions may help you choose a better one next time you shop at a roadside stand or your grocer's. Foods students at the State University of Iowa learn to rnaki these tests in buying a watermelon or picking one in the garden. Run your fingernail across an inch or two of the melon sur face. The thin outer layer o green skin will peel off easily i the melon is ripe. The "thumping" test will produce a hollow sound in a green melon. The underside of a fully mature watermelon will be tinged with yellow instead of being white. The surest method of selecting a melon with luscious flavor, however, is still by "plugging." So if your dealer is willing to do so and you plan to use the melon soon, have a look at its insides before you buy it. Sudan Grass Pasture In Iowa Is Now At Its Best For Grazing Says Don Voelker, extension dairyman at Iowa State College. He says "good grass is important because dairy cows tend to spend less time grazing in hot weather." A good sudan grass seeding can fill them up in a short time, Voelker says, a cow can produce 30 or more pounds of milk per day on grass alone, if she eats about 125 pounds daily. But if you don't have top-quality pasture, you'd better supplement with .hay or silage. By Bob Hullihan One day last spring a handful of seed dropped into the earth in the corner of a field. It was only a tiny fraction of the vast job of planting corn in Iowa. From the standpoint of the total econonmy, it was almost nothing. During that same week Warren sold his usual number of overalls, socks and shoes in his job in the small drygoods store in town. His THE EMBLEM OF DEPENDABILITY MORE COMFORT! with OIL HEAT j FARMERS ARE ASKING: Should we spray to control aphids in grain sorghum? Entomologist Harold Gunder- n of Iowa Stall 1 College answers: Spraying for corn leaf iphids in grain sorghum pays off ibout 50 percent of tho time. Weather or ntural predators may •iolve tin 1 problem. Many aphid.s in- killed by hard, driving rain. Generally sy.eaking, fields should oc treated when damage to grain u-ads is apparent and widespread. Apply 1 pound of aetvial iiiilathion per aero in 10 to 20 gallons of water. Direct the spray it grain heads. How can leafhoppers on alfalfa be controlled? Entomologist Earle Maun of lnwa State College answers: I.eafhoppers eun be controlled- - luil it's difficult to say if it's .vorlhwliile, unless the crop is t>> l>e harvested for seed. In thi't ease, the field should be ttcatcj with 1-Mi to 2 pounds per acre of actual toxaphepe just (prior '.o the full bloom stage of the second crop — Hie crop usually saved for seed. What is the belt method for grasshopper control? Harold Gunderson, Iowa State entomologist, says: Spray them "before they become u problem." This late in the season, however, you luive to use the adult dose. Use 4 ounces of actual aklrin or heptachlor, or 2 ounces of dield- rin per acre. Use dieldrin only on nonforage crops. The other two can be used on forages, but when using heptachlor wait 7 days and for aldrin wait 21 days before you pasture or harvest tin treated crop. How good is amino iriaxolt- for thistle control? Weed Control Specialist K. P.] Sylwester of Iowa State College answers: Amio triu/ole will give excellent control of thistles if it's properly used. One application will hit thistles harder than u single treatment of some other chemicals. But more than one application of amino tria/ole is usually necessary for complete control. j When should lime be applied? Agronomist Joe Stritxel of fow'ii Slal*, r*nili»tit> tmu.nui.ut limestone can be applied anytime now that soil is firm eough that it won't be compacted by truck wheels. It's a good idea to get limestone on at least C months ahead of a legume seeding. And it can be applied as long as 1 to 2 years in advance of seeding. This allows the lime to be well- mixed into the soil, and neutrali- zing aridity, by the time tTie seeding is made. Are there any new rust-resistant osis available from Iowa Slate College for 1958? The most outstanding rust resistant variety of oats that showed up this year in test plots is Minhafcr that came from the University of Minnesota, says E, S. Dyas, Extension Agronomist at Iowa State College. It was sent out to the first farmer growers in Minnesota this spring and so it will be available from these growers, says Dyas. In Wisconsin the Fayette variety shows a lot of rust resistance. It is the short early variety. What's causing leaves on my Tomato paints to turn brown and shrivel? Plant .Pathologist Mai Shur- tlt-ff of Iowa State College answers: This condition could be caused by any one of three di- seases—fusarium wilt, leaf spot or bligfu. There's no cure for fusarium wilt, but regular spraying with all-purpose garden sprays containing fungicides will check leaf spot and Illicit. The -.'prays protect new 1'olia.ge. Does it pay to spray for second brood corn bqrers? Entomologist Earle Haun of Iowa State College answers — Spraying will be profitable for second-brood borers if infestation is heavy — that is, 100 egg masses per 100 plants. Insect surveys indicate that spraying for the second brood in southern Iowa generally will pay up to August Uth. For the northern half of the state, you could kill a good number of borers up to Aug. 15 to 20. After that most of them will be inside the stalk. Haun warns, hmw.'ver, that conditions vary widely and fanners mu.st make their decisions individually. What can be done about blank spots in 19S7 seedings? The blank spots should be , disked, worked into a good seedbed, and re-seeded with the same mixture used for the spring seeding, Duncan says. The seeding should be made by September 5. When should fall alfalfa seeding be made? Fall seedings of alfalfa should be made in tho Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 period, Duncan advises. In southern Iowa, however, the period could be extended to around Sept. 10. Should third-crop alialia that's heavily infected with leaf spot be cut now or left until it reaches quarter bloom? Tf leaf spot is serious enough that alfalfa leaf losses are heavy, cut the hay "on the early side" Duncan suggests. Save as many leaves as possible. Fay»tf» Ceiftiff page 5 22 AUGUST 1957 Selective Service Personnel To Receive Service Award The names of Selective Service personnel slated to receive length of service awards were announcer) today by Colonel Glenn R. Bowles, State Director of Selective Service for Iowa. Awards are in the form of a certificate awarded for each five years of service with the system. Nine Iowa lawyers who have served as Government Appeal Agents or Associate Government Appeal Agents in their respective counties and designated to receive the ''Fifteen Year Award" are Mr. E. P. Donohuc of New Hampton in Chickasaw County; Mr. Curtis W. Gregory of Adel in Dallas County; Mr. C. W. Antes of West Union in Fayette County; Mr. Booker T. Smith of Fail-field in Jefferson County; Mr. Car roll Johnson of Knoxville in Marion Couty and Mr. Edward A. Doerr of Davenport in Scott County, who have served as Government Appeal Agents in their counties, and Mr. Stanley L. Haynes of Mason City in Cerro Gordo County; Mr. Leo E. Fi [/.gibbons of Estherville in Emmet County and Mr. Reynolds B. Thomas of Fort Dodge in Webster County who have served as Associate Government Appeal Agents in their counties. Three Iowa doctors who have served as Local Board Medical Advisers in their respective counties and designated to receive the "Fifteen Year Award" are: Dr. B. B. Miller of Tabor in Fremont County; Dr. L. B. Amick of Sac City in Sac County and Dr. David L. Rater of Ottumwa in Wapello County. Iowa. Local Board Medical Advisers slated to receive the "Ten Year Award" are Dr. E. B. Getty of Primghar i" O'Brien County and Dr. Kdwin S. Korfmacher of Grinnell in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Personnel slated to receive the "Five Year Award" are Mr. Claude E. Carroll of Frederika, Chairman of the Bremer County Local Board; Mr. Edward P. Powers of Centerville in Appanoose County and iMr. Charles N. Pettit of Bloomfield in Davis County, Government Appeal Aut'iits in their respective counties. The carefully tail- nred-to-fit installation of every Grttn Colonial furnace . . . assures you of more home comfort. Every room stays juit right . . . with lower fuel costs and longer trouble-free operation. SH us right gwoy. VANDERSEE Plumbing & Heating Fayette, Iowa A FOOD FREEZER. frees her. 1 Don Carr of Detroit, Mich, (shown above), is the latest entry in the big-car races at the Fayette County Fair in West Union Wednesday, Aug. 21. Carr, who is currently second in the IMCA point race, will attempt, to pick up ground on leader Bobby Grim, Who entered earlier. Carr will drive an Ottenhauser. COMPLETE PROTECTION Casualty UmUrwrHm "You can pay more — bul you can't buy beUe*" Mfd. by Bell-Brand Farm Supply FAYETTE. IOWA Earl Schneider Insurance STOCK LIVE BETTER Electrically! 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