Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 4
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 4

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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S OCTOBER 1957 October 15 Is Final Date For Feed-Wheat Applications October 15 is an important deadline date for farmers who wish to take part in the recently authorized feed-wheat exemption program, according to Ellis W. Thompson, chairman of the Fayette county ASC committee. Under the program, a farmer whose wfteat allotment is less than 30 acres, may raise up to 30 acres of wheat for use exclusively on the farm where produced and still not be liable for wheat marketing quota penalties. Chairman Thompson emphasized, however, that to be eligible to raise up to 30 acres of wheat without penalty a farmer must sign an application with his county ASC office showing the intended disposition of the wheat. This must be done before the 1958 crop planting on the farm or October 15, 1957 whichever is later. Any producer who begins actual seeding of his 1958 wheat crop after October 15, 1957, and who has not signed an application will not be eligible for the feed-wheat exemption. Applications to participate in the program must be approved by tfhe county ASC office. Any producer who takes part in the feed-wheat exemption program will not be eligible for price support. The entire crop of wheat must be used on the farm where produced for seed, human food or livestock and poultry feed. The livestock or poultry to which the wheat is fed must be owned by the producer or subsequent owner or operator of the farm. Not more than 30 acres of wheat may be grown on the farm. The program applies only to 1958 and future crops. Complete information on the feed-wheat program may be obtained at the county ASC office in Fayette. farm Farmer's Question Corner*! AwiritMi Foundation Por Animal H««kh What About Pig Anemia? lerably backed by a tiny amount of copper. Some authorities advise a piece of clean pasture sod In each pen. Qt What about smearing sow's adder* with molMiteii containing som* Iron and copper? A: This Is unsanitary; not good practice. The best method Is to obtain a spi'dul powder or iron tablets fro in the veterinarian. Q: Why is ane- Mela «o Important? A: Not only because of death losses, but pigs with anemia fall easy prey to other diseases. Also, pigs that suffer even light anemia may not gain well. NOTE—Due to spare limitations, general questions cannot be handled by this column. Q: What U meant by tba term 'pig anemia,"? A: This means a lack of red jlood cells, fewer red cells than lormalQ: What causes anemia.r A: I^nck of Iron— generally when baby piss do net have contact with loll. They get no iron through low's milk. Q: How does the disease appear? A: Pigs do fine for several days. They may even appear overplump. Then they start to thump, go off feed, become dull and die after a coma or sleeping period. Q: 1* the dl»eaee more eooMnon In somA breeds? A: No. It occurs lit ail breeds of swine and In all sections of the country. Q: tan pig anemia be prevented? A: Yes, It can be prevented, and e\\ n hloi-l;ed after losses start, by biting pins a supply of Iron, pre- page WESTFIELD WORTHY WINNERS The Planning Committee for the October nieelinK of the Westfield Worthy Winners met at the home of Janis and I^ois Henninil- ton. The rommittei' members were the officers who are ,)anis an< Lois Bennington. .Judy Lanner- nian. Sharon Thyei. Kathy Lambert mid Dorthea Scliuety. Plans were completed for inviting possible new members and their mothers and a program was outlined. Lois Bennington Reporter Carriage House Goes Modern Sad Shack Becomes Showplace Eldon Otteritein Enters Butter Contest at Cattle Congress Waterloo. Iowa — Eldon E. Otterstein of Fayette has entered butter in the National Butter and Cheese Scoring Contest to be held in conjunction with the National Dairy Cattle, Septem- ler 28 through October 5, it has been announced by E. S. Estel, exposition secretary-manager. Buttermakers a nd vat craftsmen from throughout the United States and Canada annually participate in this contest. They will be competing foT two large gold trophies, attractive cash premiums and ribbons, and the intangible prestige of a win at the National contest. flop oilling at this year's exposition is being divided between the 2200 of the nation's finest dairy cattle, brought to Waterloo to compete in the national shows, and the huge farm machinery show, the largest exhibit of new farm implements to be assembled at any one place in the United States this year. All of the complete-line manufacturers of farm equipment will be represented with extensive displays. These will be staffed by their factory personnel explaining their 1957 and 1958 models which will be exhibited in the 30-acre plot in Ifoe heart of the grounds, especially sea aside as "machinery row." A special treat is in store for the Hippodrome crowds this year. "Dancing Waters," a com- FARMERS ARE ASKING When Grain Sorghum is to be used for silage, is it better just to clip the heads or use the whole plant? The way grain sorghum is cut for silage depends on the use that's to bo made of the feed, says Animal Husbandman Bill Smelek of Iowa State College. If roughage is needed, the whole stalk could be harvested. But the stalk of grain sorghum isn't as digestible and palatable as other forms of roughage. The fiber content is high. The heads alone will provide u grain feed that's comparable to ground ear corn, or ear corn silage. Grain sorghum head silage would be suitable for fattening cattle at a fast rate. Will Sorghum that's been mangled by Field opening operations poison livestock? Livestock should be kept away from, sorghum plants that have been bruised or trampled, cautions Iowa State College Veterinarian John Herrick. Prussic acid develops in regrouth of plants that have been damaged or retarded in growth. Is there a rule or thumb that can be used to estimate corn yields now? Corn yields can be estimated in the field, says Dyas. There are a number of "formulas." Dyas suggests this one: Where corn is planted in a 40-by-40 inch spacing, harvest 56 hills, or 1/7 of an acre. Weigh this corn. The number of pounds will be equal to the estimated yield in bushel per acre. A moisture correction should be made, to get a more accurate estimate. I have a good hay qrbp due to fall rains. Can I cut it now? H a rvey Extension Agronomist Thompson of Iowa State College answers: When hay can't be cut by Sept. 15. it's best to wait until after the middle of October to take advantage of the late glowing season. If there is heavy grouth, it's better to take the crop off than to leave it in the field. Is fall application of fertilizer recommended? Extension Agronomist Joe Stritzel of I»w a State College answers: Plowing potassium and phosphoui'ti.s under now for next year's coin is a good as discing the nutrients into plowed soil next spring. But for nitrogen applications, wait until Oct. !>f> in central Iowa — a week earlier than that date in the north, and a week later in the southern countries. These are the elites drop buik- usuully ferent methods. Several a re holding family nights, when they invite all interested boys and their parents, so the 4-H Club „ „ win- Program can be explained to bination of w a ter, electric power, them, lights, music and engineering Anv b °y or S' rl between the knowhow, will be featured at a 8es of 10 and 21 as of Jan. 1, soil temperatures below 50 degrees. May niirogan fertilizer be spread this fall? Agronomist Stritzel answers: Nitrogen may be applied, this fall if the dates or soil temperu- ture given in the answer above are observed. Use the source containing urea und|or ammonium nitrogen. When is the best time to buy feeder c a ttle? Livestock Marketing Specialist Bill Zomolek answers: Several factors determine when and what price you'll pay for feeder cattle — the number of cattle shipped, the weather, and the number of cattle in demand. The present demand is expected to continue and prices will not fluctuate greatly. More high-quality stock will be av a ilable later in the fall due to the expanded market that is expected. Although prices will probably drop slightly in umonth ortwo, you may be ahead to buy now and produce gains on available feed that would otherwise be wasted. One further caution, when there's a big demand for feeder cattle prices m a y vary widely within the same quality level. 30-Acre Feed-Wheat Plan Explained Complete information is now available at the county ASC office in Fayette on the new law which permits farmers who have no wheat allotment or an allotment of less than M0 acres to raise as much as 30 acres of wheat which can be used only on the farm where produced. Kllis W. Thompson, chairman of the Fayette county ASC committee, emphasized that the first requirement to participate in the feed-wheat program is that an agreement covering such wheut production must be signed at the county ASC office. In the case of wheat to be harvested in 1958, the agreement must be signed prior to plai|ti|iu uf i!•>> wheat nr October 1.1, 10.17. whichever is later Larry Albers Elected President Of 4-H Club Maynard--- Larry Albers was clceUd president of the Smithfield Livewires -1-11 club when it met recently (Sept. 2'.i) in the home of. James and Jon Harrison. Others elected were James Harrison, vice-president; Betty Jo "Veber, secretary-treasurer and LVnnis B vluw. reporter. The names of N•••icy Reed and Larry Wenthe v.<'e added to the membership roll. The program iiu'.'ded the showing of niovin" pictures by James Harrison t.ikon during the club's livestock UI.;I- in the sum- nwr -wv\<l . \.V\w V'uyi-VVv (bounty fair. The next meeting will be Thursday evening, Oct. 17, at the home of Charles Heed Taking a vivid imagination along on their house-hunting trip helped a New York physician and his wife come up with just what the doctor ordered in the way of a modern home. They spotted an aging carriage ,bouse on Long Island's south ishore and used their imaginations to visualize what the decrepit little building could be- .come with modernization. The 1 'picture clicked, and they bought the carriage house, plus an acre of land, for $9,000. 'That was in 1951, and today, at the end of a five-year plan •designed to make financing easier, the doctor and hi; family have a rambling, comfortable home with four bedrooms, two baths, two-car garage, modern heating and plumbing and other up-to-date features. They estimate th" remodeling cost $11,000. This included building a long, .low wing housing the master •.bedroom and garage, converting ilhe open "carriage" area of the original main floor into a 20-by- jO-fout living room with fireplace, a large kitchen and bath, and adding three bedrooms and a bath on the original second floor. A new roof of asphalt shingles was applied to give the hous.' long lasting protection from Long Island's rugged weather, and a white cupola was placed atop the garaye, Asphalt shingles are particularly effective for remodeling because they can be applied directly over the old roofing, eliminating the mess and expense of tearing off the worn out material. Heating seemed to be a prob- V'lsion and imagination, plus a carefully-followed "live-year plan," led to the conversion of the ancient carriage house, bot- J torn, Into the comfortable, modern home, top. Costs were reduced by applying asphalt shingles over the old roofing, and using wood window units In the new wing to replace the carriage doors. lem at first. The original building was built on a concrete slab, and floors in the living-kitchen area tended to stay cold. This was solved with baseboard heating which warmed the air in the rooms by convection and heated the floors by radiation. The heating was made even more efficient by installing thick mineral wall insulation in walls and ceilings. The mineral wool, by keeping heat inside during Long Island's harsh winters, makes the house more comfortable and helps cut fuel consumption. If he ever decides to air condition the house, the thick insulation will mean lesa of an initial equipment investment for the doctor and lower operating costs. Among other features decided on during the careful, five-year study of ouilding materials and ideas were double-hung wood windows for the new wing and t to replace the carriage doors. The windows match those in the original house in appearance and retain the early American decor. Double-hung windows of ponderosa pine are as popular for remodeling as they are in new construction. One reason is that they come in units with frame and sash fitted together at the factory. This makes them easier and less expensive to install, and assures smooth operation. 4 -H PROJECTS Probably most of you know something about the 4-H Baby Beef, Beef Heifer, Jr. Cattle Feeders, Dariy Heifer, Market Litter, Purebred Litter, Market Pig, Market Lamb and Purebred Sheep projects. These have been the most popular. There are other 4-H projects however, that you may not know are available. They are Chick growing, Laying flocks, Turkey Growing, Duck Growing, Goose Growing, Rabbits, Bees, Horse & Pony. Grain Crops, (corn, oats, or soybeans) Forage Stands establishment, Hay or Pasture Pro- duution, Plant Collection, Land Use, Garden Vegetable Crop, Small fruit tree identification, Windbreak establishment, Wood Lot ostabliahmerit, Care ot Timber Stand, Tractor, Electric, Farm Management, Livestock Management, Entomology (Insects) Home Grounds Improvement, and Farstead Improvement Projects. PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE Tuesday Night's 2 cukes, Sausage and coffee — 50c G&B Cafe open Sunday for all three meals. each of the sixteen shows at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. daily. Nineteen motors, activated from an electrically operated console with over 100 switches and buttons played like an organ, force thousands of gallons of water through more th a n 4 ,000 jets to a controlled height of 20 to 50 feet, in an intricate pattern tfhat literally makes the waters dance. 1958 are elegible for membership. Livestock Club members are expected to sign ian enrolle- ment card, attend local club meetings, secure a project a nd keep a record book. October Is 4-H Enrollment Month , Special emphasis will be on enrolling new members ing the month of October. put dur- By joining in October club members receive the benefits of a full 4 -H club year program. Local clubs will be using dif- THE EMBLEM OF DEPENDABILITY REU BRAND CLYDE E. OSTRANDER Fayette, Iowa (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) lauanimnwmiiwifflifflminOT^ FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE! UJ.U. — OCT. 3 F.HJS. — OCT. 4 Iowa Wesleyan West Union There There LtDMsAoa* and sprsader trucks are awaiting your order. Fayetfe Stone Go. Inc. Phono 73 Fayette, Iowa !& Gcs Anywhere! | "You can pay more —> but you can't buy better" Mfd. by Fayette, Iowa Bell Brand IUDDIV Farm McLeese-Leytze Furniture & Appliance Fayette, Iowa JUST ARRIVED TURQUOISE • Sf 'ELLOW• CRAY. Choose yours while stocks are complete. ' DAVIS REXALL FAYETTE. IOWA Phone 160 OCTOBER 3 — 4 — 5 Hills - Fougers - Butternut QO*» COFFEE lb. OVC Kendall /»|| MILK FILTERS VUC Northern Q OT TISSUE drolls ACIC Duncan Hines O lb. Af\ PANCAKE FLOUR O pkg. Blue Ribbon O OA CORN MEAL MUSH L cans UO C Hersheys 01 CHOCOLATE CHIPS pkg. Swansons *% _ MARGARINE L lbs. TO Jersey U S No. 1 O OO SWEET POTATOES L lbs. LoZ THRIFTY FOOD MART Phone 81 Fayette, Iowa H. A. Schmidt

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