Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on January 9, 1958 · Page 4
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, January 9, 1958
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Farmer's Question Corner r* BF A USD MY Amerieatt Foundation For Animal Health Q: What U rabies? A: It is a fatal, virus-borne dls- c. i which enn of feet both animals « human beings. O: How is it spread: A: The virus of rabies Is usually er:rcn i by the bite of an animal su fieri nr; from rabies. The saliva from n rabid nnimal contacting the c;-o or through scratches or cuts on th? skin, can also spread It. < % : VVl?nt nninials Ret rabies? A: It is r.iost common In dogs. Kowever, f.-rm livestock, wolves, io::es, ccyocats, squirrels and skunks may develop rabies. Q: What doet rabies look like? A: Suspect rabies when dogs and livestock don't behave normally. Gentle animals may become pugnacious. Dogs mr.y either have dumb rabies, which appears like o bone in the tlucr.t r.rtl a paralyzed lower Jaw; or furicrs rr.h.'es where the animal WSJ.JS to b'.:a anything within What About Rabies? the disease be preventQ: Can ed? A: There is a very effective vaccine used by veterinarians to prevent the disease In dogs—also to protect valuable livestock in rabies areas. Qj Whftt should oiie uu If rabies Is suspected? A: Contact n veterinarian Immediately. Confine any suspect dog or farm animal. If a person Is bitten call a physician at once. Q: Can rabies be cured? A: It is almost always fatal, but can generally be prevented by protective vaccination. Q: How should a dog or other rabid animal that Is biting livestock be destroyed? A: Kill It by shooting, but never through the head. This damages the brain tor testing in the laboratory. If an animal can be confined until death this permits n-.re accurate diagnostic laboratory results. NOTE—Due to space limitations, general questions cannot be handled in this column. Success Story: 7-housdhds 6i PblicrVi &s? Blonde little Wanda Bradley, now going on six, has a wonderful success story to tell her playmates these days in her home town of Alexandria, La. It's the kind of success story Americans everywhere can be proud of, for il was made possible by their donations to the March of Dimes. Comeback Farmers Warned the safety department showed A , ,-. I M ij that 75 per cent of new drivers About teed Molds didn't know enough about basic Farmers were warned today that the heavy moisture received in some areas last fall increases the dangers of mold in feed grains, with possible serious illness or death of livestock. While all moldy feed is not necessarily poisonous, the American Foundation for Animal Health says that farmers will be wise to determine first, whether they can safely give such feed to their animals. Veterinarians suggest testing questionable grain for about two weeks, by giving it to one or two test animals of low value. Symptoms of acute mold intoxication in cattle include depression, loss of appetite, staggers in the hind quarters and pale mucous membranes. Signs in swine include depression, stiff gait, poor appetite, loss of weight and a stance with head lowered, back arched and flanks tucked up. The Foundation points out that animals should be removed from a field where there is moldy feed as soon as any symptoms are noted. A veterinarian should be called immediately to make a similar to those of other diseases. "Anything that can be done to keep livestock away from grain or forage which has been on the ground too long will pay dividends in animal health," the Foundation report states. safety laws to pass a drivers license test. An educated guess by the department is that perhaps 50 per cent of present drivers could not pass that test today. These uneasy findings take on a grim outline against the fact that 86 per cent of fatal accidents were caused by a law violation in that two-week period. It's one of the reasons the safety department is thinking in terms of a written test on renewal of licenses. On June 8, 1956, when Wanda* was only four, she was struck down by spino-bulbar polio. Paralysis affected her limb muscles. Worse, she couldn't breathe. Her survival depended on an iron lung, which was rushed to her aid by the local chapter of the March of Dimes organization. Changes to Rocking Bed Later, as her lung muscles znined strength, she was graduated to a rocking bed, another device to help her breathe. Still, this kind of survival wasn't enough—not in this day when medicine and research have devised new and advanced techniques to help the polio-disabled stage a comeback to near-normal, happier lives. Through physical therapy In the hospital and at home, Wanda's leg muscles were re-educated to function again. At first she needed braces. Now she has tossed them nside. She walks and runs again, tor Wanda and her family the future now hole's great promise. Wonda is oniy one of thousands of patients, children and adults, who are making partial or complete comebacks from crippling polio. More SUU Need Help March of Dimes volunteers, now engaged in the organization's annual fund drive, will tell you that many more remain to be helped. The accent now, with the great decline in new polio cases, is to give these patients all pos­ sible rehabilitation aid. Tho pro- j gram is called Operation Comeback. The March of Dimes will tell you that 300,000 living Americans have had paralytic polio and that one out of three still have disabilities that can be benefited by rehabilitation. The techniques that have been developed only within the past five or six years could, if they wore applied to "old" polio cases, bring relief to many thousands who are now helpless or despairing of ever becoming useful human beings again, the March of Dimes organization believes. Better, more efficient arm-bracing alone, for example, is needed by more than 50,000 past victims of polio. Such improvements can make "all the difference in the world" in the lives of these handicapped Americans. However, it's not done overnight and the costs are hi<r!i. Last year, for example, $21,700,000 in March of Dimes funds were needed to give care and rehabilitation to 57,800 polio victims. Only 4,800 of these were new cases. The others had suffered polio in previous years. This year the March of Dimes has allocated $21,100,000 for polio care and Operation Comeback. Until the polio-disabled have been given the maximum aid possible in rehabilitation, it can't be complacently said that polio is a thing of the past. June, 1956: Iron lung keeps 4-year-ofd Wanda alive. 2 As toon <is her lung muscles improve, physical therapy is begun. There;-.;:! helps t!-o child re- affccled muscles ci» mealtime clucalo /} Sc { .:. 13, 1956: Going home!—thanks to tho Murclt of Dimes. The most satisfactory councils develop when each family member speaks freely, sure of his family's interest and understanding work with wood and of developing a hobby that has meaning are more important. It also develops that John needs a bit of financial help. So father and and especially sure that what mother loan him the money so is said will be held in strictest confidence. John wants a set of tools for use in his basement workroom and has saved some money toward it. As the family meets, Ticklers ay (jeorge By Bob Hullihan If you are one who has a pet theory about the cause of most traffic deaths, take a minute to consider the results of a safety department study completed recently. The study found that there was a traffic violation at fault in 86 per cent of the accidents that took 28 lives in Iowa in a week iperiod that he can go ahead. Learning to look at one's problems from another point of view is one result of family councils. Another result is that the child learns when he is young that his opinion counts for something— he belongs in this family group because he is heard. The teenager who learned in a family council to talk things out without fear of censure will be more likely to turn to his parents when difficult situations arise. correct varieties for your farming situation, it's important to use good certified seed of that variety. Follow the best crop and soil management practices to get the best results, ho adds. Highlights of the 1957 crop trials reached the local extension office this week in the January issue of the Iowa Stale College publication, "Iowa Farm Science." This report lists the hybrid corn varieties which have been BUMPER CROP "What About Crop Varieties For 1958" Variety Trial Can 'Baby sister? Oh, I traded her for the pup. Isn't he cute?" UNDERSTANDING _, IOWA CHILDREN THE FAMILY COUNCIL We've heard of the family that had a "soap box" which any family member could mount and two " set forth his views or grievances. In 86 per cent of the accidents The famil y council differs from Reports vrongsnessr Advise*. Fayette County farm operators often improve their grain crop returns by choosing crop varieties that are best adapted to then- needs, County Extension Director M. C. Wangsness of Fayette says. Many new grain crop varieties are produced each year as the result of active crcJp-improvement programs in Iowa and other states. Dr. Iver J, Johnson, in charge of farm crops at Iowa State College, points out that the true merit of crop varieties can be determined; only by years of careful testing in various .—— areas. John sets forth all the facts: he Each year Iowa Slate College has made and sold some crud* makes complete .up-to-date re- bird houses and bird feedinc P 0 * 3 ot Va L i . ety Uiahi for dlff l r ' ,, Mm . „... . " ent crops. These reports can be tables, with better tools he feels obta ined each year at the county he can make more attractive ones extension office in Fayette or by and possibly sell more. writing to the Publications Dis-1 Discussion brings out the fact tribution Room, Iowa State Col- tnat making money isn't the lege, Ames. warns, GUYS IN THEIR. CUPS SHOULD STAY OUTOF THEIR CARS,' i l«fiir CO.NCU developed at tin 1 Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station and which have (no. id ilc iralilc for the Fayette (.'utility area. 'These are: (northern Iowa) hnva -1417, 4483, 455(1 ami WM), Full reports on the '; H -rfurm- ance of all corn varieties submitted for trials m l'if.7, until college-developed and coo:nei- cially-dovelopod varieties, will lie available aboil! K .\. la in ;(>•• 1957 Iowa Corn Yield Test Hnl- lotin. You will he aide to JM , this bulletin at the county extension office. Johnson .-ay.-, it's important to choose a soybean variety that uses thi' full r.MHvai^ . ea.-on bill matures before killing frost. Here are the variolic.-, lie says fit best in the Fayette County area: (Northern Iowa) Chippewa. 31ackiia\vk and Hawkeye. Chippewa is a liiyii yielder that m:i- tuctiK ;ibout u wcL .lt t 'lirlior than HIUcKhnwk ;mt( llnwjieye. Il.iwk- uyc is recommended most lor the western and southermosl counties in northern Iowa. When you need to plant beans late to replace a lost crop, John son suggests you ask for special recommendations from I he agronomy department at Iowa State College. Details of yield tests on the dwarf sorghum hybrids are available at the county extension office. hVcommenderi for early maturing varieties are. RS 501, Nor- ghtim and Reliance. (RS 501 is high yielding but somewhat susceptible to lodging, Tho recommended early-maturing oats are Bonhnm, Cheroki e and Nemaha. Midseason recommendations are Burnett, Clarion, Clintland and Newton. Sauk i-. the Ui commended late-maturing oats. Reports of Oat yield tests are available'at the County Extension Office at Fayette. one or both drivers were "in "the any soap box technique, in that _7L Jlir!i n r °f hav »»g new tools Remember, Johnson *v«u , law in a group meet »ng each family satisfactions of learning to that in addition to selecting the J when the fatal crash happened ™' ^Trl^i^ act of breaking a traffic member can have The worth of these statistics is „ .. „ that they leave one sad question meetln e- °ncea week- or every to consider: How many Uvea l *° week f- Matn £ mee ^ when would have been saved if we had f me memfber of the family asks reached the stage Where com- f? r , a meet ' ng to discuss his par- mitting a traffic violation, was an ticular problem, unthinkable, immoral thing? And another question: How many of these lives were lost, not because the driver was committing a deliberate violation, but because he was breaking the law without knowing it? Recent experimental tests by THANK YOU THE L. C. BOLSON CO. wishes to thank all of you who use Bolson Formula Feeds and Concentrates, for your livestock and poultry buying from Bolson Feed Dealers. Our PLEDGE for 1958 to you Fanners is to use only high quality ingredients in all Bolson Feeds and Concentrates. During 1958 you can DO BETTER WITH BOLSONS. THE L. C. BOLSON CO. • Well Drilling • Modern Equipment • Rotary Drill JOHN D. AKIN Ph. 2574 Day or Nite Lamont P. 2-58 F.H.S. — JAN. 14 F.H.S. — JAN. 10 Aurora (Girls) Here West Union (Boys) There Limestone and spreader trucks are awaiting your order. Fayette Stone Co. Inc. Phone 73 Fayette, Iowa iiimiiummmnimmmmimuumiuminimiimiHiiii; We have purchased the SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SHOP and are ready to serve you. Folgers, Hills, Butternut GOr» COFFEE _„ - lb. OVC Mustard or Tomato O CO^% SARDINES L cans OVC Rath* Pure *% QQ^ LARD -_- L lbs. eKfC Sno Boy Fresh CAULIFLOWER e>ilC Waxed ICi^ PARSNIPS __-„___ LVC Hartex Crushed , *\ #| r* PINEAPPLE L cans L *oC HyPop O lb. OA- POPCORN . .__ L ceUo LvC Giant 71- OXYDOL IDC Powdered rtr _ HILEX BLEACH _ pkg 33 C „!'> >„ Howard's Radio & TV Shoj^ Phone 81 M H. A. Schmidt MART Fayett#!owa By Lois Davis Christmas is over — the New Year is here — and most of us iiave settled down lo what we fondly believe is normal. Now that you have time lo think about it, just how much did you enjoy the holidays? Good I I thought you'd say they were wonderfull And if you were really "on tho ball", you got all the wonder and beauty and good limes on film. Perhaps you were one of tho lucky ones who got a new camera for Christmas. Whether you are a "Shuller bug" or a "button pusher", your camera keeps the record of your family — your friends — your life. Now — did your pictures come out the way you expecled? Christmas tree gay with lights? Baby playing happily in Grandma's lap? Rover tossing his Christmas ball right into the candy dish? Thai's fine — or was the tree dark wilh jusl a few dots where the lights were shining because you thought you should turn out the room lights? Did you cut off Grandma's head — or "jiggle" the picture of Rover? Either way — you and others like you would profit from an occasional get-together to view pictures you've made — practice making new ones — learn how to get the most from your camera. Camera Club is too formal a name for what I have in mind — the name doesn't really matter. I'd like to get a group together — to meet — say. once a month — no dues — no obligation — to have fun with pictures. Helping each other with our picture taking will be a good New Year Resolution, How about U? Call or drop in and give me you* opinion. DAVIS REXALL STORE

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