Over the Backyard Fence By ELSIE BRANDEN Finney County Extension Home Economist i MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES Tree Cutting Swells Ag Income by $238 Million j farmers are willing to believe „ . . . ; that money does grow on trees. So you're going to take a va-; cinch with a small plug-m cof- . An Agriculture Department '^•^ report says cuttings from cation. How much is it going to cost? A family of four traveling with a tent or trailer can get by on an average of $20 a day. fee. juice, fruit, and a coffee cake. • Carry a portable cooler ! of luncfatime supplies. Sand- patcfaes of woodland on U.S. -_.____, „„„.„„„„:,.,, i /UlU iiranv wuim uiuuuuua irc- If a family stays ui a hotel or wiches made with mayonnaise | income< fa _ motel each night and eats in aior •butter, lettuce, and sliced 10 restaurant three times a day, i meats can be made at a road- the expenses for two adults and ! side picnic table and served on two children will average $50-i paper plates'. And the children |60. can run off some of theiv star- These are figures cited by a | ed-up energy! recent American Automobile Association survey. A breakdown of the motel-restaurant schedule on a vacation trip will look something like this: A family may be able to save up to S10 a day if all three meals are prepared. This probably will require a picnic kit as well as a cooler and a portable —$25 a day for lodging with ! two-burner camp stove. A hot one room for parents and one j meal can be ready in 30 min- for children. If the family of four sleeps in one room, the AiAA estimates a savings of $5 * day for lodging. —$20 a day for three restaurant meals. —$5 a day for "miscellaneous" euch as soda pop and tips. Of course your trip will cost much more if you eat at the best restaurants and stay at the utes, and the open air gives it a special flavor. If you plan to stay in one area for awhile, ?. motel room with a kitchenette or efficiency kitchen may be the answer. The room costs more but the money saved on meals may make it worth it. Grocery prices usually are higher inside national parks and at resort areas. You will save best hotels and motels or at a | money by stopping at a supermarket 'some miles away and resort in season. Stop each day by 4 or 5 p.m. You may pay more at a later hour for the first vacant room you can find. Lower priced rooms go early, and many lodging places only have a few rooms at their minimum price. Stop at motels 'and hotels that have a family plan allowing children under 12 or 14 to stay free of charge in the same room with their parents. Visit a resort area in the off season. Rooms may be 60 pea- cent less in the off season. Try tourist homes. They usually are less expensive than hotels and motels. How do you find good inexpensive eating places? A metropolitan cab driver offers this advice on finding good inexpensive restaurants — "When we see local license plates on the cars outside, we usually find that a restaurant has quality food. Prices are reasonable and cheaper than they are outside of town where the motels are located." Look for >a menu before you go In .a restaurant. Many restau rants post one near the fronl dooir. Most restaurants charge more for an evening meal than for a luncheon. So you can save by having • big mea! at noon and ordering "light" at suppertime Gafoterias cater to the economy-minded, but be careful. ^ la carte can be high. You probably can cut you bill in half if you cook all your meals while 'traveling. Breakfast in your room Is a coding up with grocery sup- toes. WASHINGTON (AP) — Many j The department report says the increasing demand for woodland products is likely to bring farmers with forest land ever increasing income in future years. It now takes 13.2 billion cubic feet of wood to meet the nation's yearly needs and the department says by the year 2000 that figure will probably double. The Agriculture Department is working on a national incentives program to help the private forest owner improve his resources. f n I farms swelled farm incomes by i $238 million in 1969. And many wood products be- eluding such things as medical barks, edible berries, firewood and Christmas trees. Southern farmers gained most from their forests in 1969, more than half of the $238 million total in the nation. About 47 percent of the nation's woodlands belong to farmers and private landowners with relatively small holdings. The program is aimed at upgrading the quality and quantity of timber harvested from nonindustrial forestiand, enhancing the environment and giving recompense to private woodland owners for benefits the public receives. Pilot loans, cost-sharing, and other special incentives are all part of the program. Al's Corner By ALBERT MADDUX Finney County Extensiion Agricultural Agent Page 2 Cnr«l<Hi Wly THogrMm Thursday, June 24, 1971 Legion Club Manager Charged with Gambling IOLA, Kan. (AP) — Three lola residents have been charged with gambling violations, the outgrowth of a raid Saturday night by Vem Miller, Kansas attorney general. Victor Nelson, manager of the American Legion Club, was charged with possession of gambling devices. Joseph Culver and Helen Hutton were charged with gambling. Miller warned when he took office in January that all clubs and organizationis should dispose of gambling devices. 4-H Club Notes Looking over a Four Leaf Clover By Rodney Faulds Finney County Extension 4-H Agent Shearing lambs helps them x> gain more rapidly during tot summer months. 4-H mar- set lambs should be sheared luring June at the latest. Most Tinney County 4-H sheep were heared in May. Wool on a lamb acts as an insulation. Without he feels cooler and he tends to eat more. Shearing also helps in keeping the lamb elean. Unshorn market lambs sometime get wet spots on iihe wool and have problems with wool maggots. Such pests can generally ha controlled, however, prevention is much more desirable. Shear 4-H market lambs so they wdll stay clean and dry, ,and gain *a«t during the summer. * * * Most'Crops in 4-H gardens are still growing and need lots of "tender, lovinig. care." Regular hoeing, and a good one, is the first suggestion. This Mis the many small Garden City Sale Co., Inc. STOCKER-FEEDER CATTLE SALE Estimating 300 to 500 Head Friday, June 25th 1112 Steer Calve*, 400 Ibe. 30 mixed feeder stem, 650 to 700 Ibs. ISO mind calve*, risers and cows, 550 to 850 Ibs. OM tod of butcher cows. 900 to 1,050 Ibi. OM lead o* miied iteer md heifer calves. 350 to 400 IBJ. 310 butcher hogs il *t*cber end feeder pige •WC WILL STAY OPEN AND HAVE OUR REGULAR SALE DURING THE HARVEST SEASON HOG SALE STARTS AT 11 A.M. Mew eiere snail «oMlannMti For Further Information, Listen To KIUL - 7:45 a.m. Tues. thru Fri. Col Jerry Chmelka, Owner-Manager, 276-9143 Ivenlngi — Cad Jerry at 276-7293 In Case You Desire Order Buying Services either buying or selling—contact Jerry Chmelka. 276-7293 weeds that are springing up. A light scraping wi! kill weeds when they are small. Regular hoeing BOW saves a lot of work in the future. Apply straw, grass, hay, or other organic mulch around tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and other warm-season vegetables. The mulch not only conserves soil moisture, eliminates the need for hoeing, and keeps the soil from forming a crust, in addition it results in cleaner, less diseased produce. Nitrogen "side dressing" may be needed for corn, tomatoes, peppers, egigplarat, cucumbers, and melons. "Side- dressing" is fertilizer "placed along side the plant rows. Use 1 to 2 pounds of ordinary garden fertilizer per 100 foot row. Avoid getting any fertilizer on the leaves because it may brown the leaves. Watering •the garden 'alter applying fertilizer wiOl move the nitrogen into the plant root zone. 3 Health Care Grants Awarded to Kansas WASHINGTON (AP) Three federal grants for health care problems in Kansas have been awarded, it has been announced. The Kansas Community Action Program at Horbon, was given a $99,000 gnamit by the Office of Economic Opportunity to be used in an 18-moittih program in tile counties of Brown, Nierraalha, Doniphan, Jackson and Atchison. The Atcihdson-Topietoa Bind Samba Fe Memorial Hospital in Topeka was given $55,800 for a health maintenance organization. A training grant of $7,664 was given to Kansas State University to support masters degree studies for two dieticians. Seven Players Are Signed with Red Sox BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have announced they have signed seven players. The signees included right- handers Jim Barrineau and Mark Bomback, both assigned to Williamisport of the New York Penn League. Others were third baseman Jim Snypes, left-handed pitcher Steve Ghampmiati, catcher Ken Nicar, first baseman Jack Baker, and left-handed pitcher Bill TOdld. Snypes was assigned to Greenville and the others to Wiliiamsport. TERRY TOILERS Members of the Terry Toilers 4-H Club met for their May meeting at the Holcomb School cafeteria. The meeting was caled to order by Bandy Murray, president. Club members stood and repeated the 4-H motto, and answered roll call by telling something they do- to help mother. The minutes then were read by Mitzi Adams, secretary, and approved. Mrs. Miller, leader, reminded the club about Tractor Safety School and county camp. Bandy Linvilie told about livestock judging, and M-ary Klaus told about bome-ec judging. The treasurer's report and reporter's report were given. Mrs. Klaus told the club that the money for the candy that was sold should be turned in. Bandy Linvilie was elected •by unanimous vote to become vice president. The program began with a project talk, "Safety with Small Engines." Music appreciation was given by Diane Fenton on the flute. Tim Adams gave a Would Decrease Egg Production WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department has recommended egg production in the first baW of 1972 be reduced 3 per cent from 1971 lev- , project talk, "Woodwortk and low it was started." Group singing was led by Diane and Dina Fenton and Mary McMichael. The club sang "Down in the Valley." Recreation was led by Sherri Fentop. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served. — Cheryl Miller, reporter. SHERLOCK STRIVERS The Sherlock Strivers 4-H dub was called to order by Pam Zubeck, president. Boll call was answered by naming a famous Indian chief. Minutes were read and approved. Mrs. Quint reported on Twilight Camp and a horsemanship rodeo. Mr. Steinmetz reported that club members made $22 in aluminum cans, and that members would keep collecting them every three months. The program then was turned over to Genie Steinmetz. Bick Schreibvogel gave a project talk, and Pam Zubeck presented a demonstration. Music appreciation was given by Linda Bohling. Genie Steinmetz gave a "Did you know?" The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served by the Zubecks. — Shelley Kaiser, reporter. Greenbugs have shown up in Kansas sorghum the past couple of weeks, but thus far they have not been critical. You should keep a close check on your sorghum fields. Greenbugs are capable of population explosions, and if the aphids get ahead of the sorghum and the predator insects— spraying may be neces- from < sary. A year ago, almost the bloom, same situation was present but did not develop into a critical situation in the early .stages. Statewide reports show infestations in most areas of Kansas. In some cases a third of the plants are infested with colonies of young greenbugs, and in some cases there is almost a colony per plant. In this case, and where the colonies appear to bj surviving, control measures may be needed. You have.a three-way choice in conteoi. You can apply granules over the row, using either Di-Syston or Thimet granules, where there is application equipment available. You may use ground sprayers to apply mialathion. Or you may hire an aerial applicator to put on any of four effective chemicals. For aerial application you may use parathion, liquid Di- Syston, Sysfox. or Phosdrin. All should be about equal hi performance, but you may not get the systemic effect of Di- Syston liquid or Systox because of the stage of growth of sorghum is now in. * * * Quality in alfalfa bay production is mostly a matter of compromise. A farmer must consider the quality, yield, and maintenance of a good stand when he decides when tq cut alfalfa. The best time for quality isn't the best for the other two. High quality alfalfa hay is hay that's high in protein an<: carotene and low in fiber. Getting that quality requires a good variety, adquate fenli- zer and a sound pest control program. But the farmer also needs to cut the alfalfa at the right stage of growth. Ideally that would be just ahead of "bud stage" in the alfalfa, for best quality. But best time to cut, as regards top yield, is in the early-blooming stage— from one-tenth to one-fourth els. A 3-per cent smaller laying flock by next Jam. 1 is desirable, the department said, to avoid the extremely depressed prices which occurred in the finst half of 1971. The department said Its earlier recommendation of no change in the July-December 1971 replacement hatch from a year earlier is now revised to recommend a reduction of six per cent. HAPPY HUSTLERS Happy Hustlers 4-H Club had a sihort business meeting June 8. Thirty-two members lanswered roll call with their dream summers. F On July 13, several members will give a program. These members are Marvin Kreutzsr, Mike Maddux, Mitzi Maddux, Greg Hoisted, Sheryl Goss, Paul Hewson, Donna Smitih, BikM Owens, Bose- mary Huschka, Sharon Mead, Vern Schweer, Wayne Bullet, Gary Miller, Kathryn Mutter, Cathy Jameson and Judy Schweer. A club fair will be July 27.— Judy Schweer, reporter. Kansas City Girl Dies in Rail Mishap KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old Kansas City Kan., girl, Linda Huckaby. was killed and her 'two young sisters were seriously injured Wednes day night in a car-train crash at a Wyandotte County cross ing. The sheriff's office said the Union Pacific freight train struck the oar as Miss Huckabj made a left turn across «n in tersectaoa into its path. W. Texas Hardest Hit by Erosion When you put these together, you come up with a compromise—cutting between the bud stage and one-tenth bloom. What about maintaining stand? That part can be achieved by making the final cutting some four to six weeks ahead of the first killing frost. This will usually give the plants sufficient growing time to replenish root reserves and leave them in a vigorous con- ition to withstand winter eather. This practice will also .boost hay yields the fol- owing year. * * * Soybeans are -a "coming" rop" in Kansas and the U.S. The increasing demand for soy- >eans would appear to justify tie increase in acreage. If Kansas farmers' planting ntentions are carried out, they'll plant more than one million acres of soybeans this fear—for the second year in row. U.S. farmers will plant a record 46.5 million acres of soybeans this year—up by more than 3 million acres over 1970 plantings. What's causing this increased popularity in soybeans? Ths obvious answer is the continued strong demand and the ligher prices for soybeans. This year's soybeans prices lave been running about 50 cents a bushel above year-ago figures. Prices are expected to continue above 1970 levels through the summer. Economists predict that when the new marketing year begins next September 1st, a sharply reduced carryover of soybeans should more than otf- set this year's boosts in production. This would indicate that we will have continued Corn Blight Said in Kansas WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas is one of five more states in which southern corn leaf blight has been reported in the last week. The disease now has been found in 23 states, tb« National Federal-State Information Center for Com Blight said Wednesday. The center said the five new states are Pennsylvania, with five counties affected: Maryland with two; Kansas with two; and West Virginia and Motutana one county apiece. Plant patholo-gists indicated that in most instances the infection level is light and reports of existence of infection in a county may be based on the finding of only a few infected plarats within a field, or parts of one or two fields within a coun- However, the report- said that few infected fields in in a some states the disease is moving from the lower to the upper leaves of the corn plents. A 12 oz. bottle of beer contains 144 calories. strength in prices. The long-range future for soybeans, appears certain to find demand out-running the supply. They are good for human food or livestock feed; for making margarine or cooking oils; for meal or flour. And the demand for <fchis versatile product is stronf tooth in this coumbry and in export trade. Success Is Home-Grown Most successful farmers and ranchers find their opportunities in the same place they were born and raised • • or perhaps a mil* or two down the road. Success b • crop we like to cultivate it the Land Bank Association - • and it's best if it's home-grown. L7VNDBATVJK 1106 Belmont Garden City, Kansas 47846 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind the Great Plains 14-year high this erosion tin reached a year with 4,764,692 acres, most of it in the droughtr plagued Southwest, undergoing extensive diaimage, the Soil Conservation Service said today. Of the total, 2,777,245 acres of damage occurred on croplands in western Texas.. About 636,800 acres in South Dakota and 579,550 acres in North Dakota also suiflflered unusual movement of soil by wind, SCS said in its final report for the 10-state area. "Most of this season's dam- age was on lands not suf- ficiemffly protected by the residues of pneceding crops. Emergency tillage, roughening the soil's surface to resist the erosion process, was effective on 3,954,000 acres," the report said. Wyoming reported thie least damage, about 45,000 acres. North Dakota reported about 50,000 additional acres of severely eroded land than a year ago, while South Dakota's total for this season wais a marked increase over the 69,700 acres damaged >a year ago. Are You A Bindweed Grower? Well Don't Be! USE DACAMINE 1CONOMICAL DCTRA EFFICIENT ••MM* *f lt» slower topklll Dtcimbi* «|VM a b*tt*r root kill 2, 4*D E*t»r. • BROAD SPECTRUM • CONCENTRATED Ddeomliw Is a oil soluablo water, omulilfablo concentrate, combining both the non-volitabUlty of amine and the effectiveness of ester. Diamond Shamrock Corporation DEINES AEROS PRAY 276-2849 or 275-4400 Mo supplies mecasn? 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. 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