Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 18, 1968 · Page 17
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 17

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 18, 1968
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1968 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS LIB BEY 41 PC. 6-B TWENTY YEARS AGO, a small girl in the first grade of a public school in Czechoslovakia painted a picture of children dancing around a maypole. The child little realized that her painting (top left) would become the first UNICEF Christmas card, which in 1949 was the forerunner of a series that today is sold worldwide to support needy children. The young artist, Jitka Samkova, is shown as she appeared in art class (bottom photo) at the time she made her symbolic painting, and today (top right) in southern Bohemia where she lives with her husband and children. HOME BAR SET Eight each of the hour glass, the hiball glass, Collins glass, cocktail glass, and the old-fashioned glass. Plus one jigger. U H Gin SUGGESTIONS W VARIABLE SPEED DRILL Varying trigger pressure controls speed, 0 to 1000 RPM. $2188 $Q98 The Best From Black & Decker 5£ 13t£ £Sa£ •*' "i55i x»S ££K £SB£ $Sl£ SS 55S 15* JS» J5» J2SSS. *B.S3»E»S3»S555S5Si , *lJSS.i5!i»K 20" HI-RISER BICYCLES 9 8 Farm News By C. YATES MCDANIEL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Department specialists figure 12 southeastern and adjoining states could gross some $260 million yearly by using cooperative feed lots to ready cattle for market, rather than shipping them to other areas for fattening,. The dozen states now ship out leas than one million head for feeding, about 5 per cent of total U.S; production, but consume more than three times that number. Dale W. Wilson and L. Ben Thompson of the Farmer Cooperative Service report large numbers of cattle moving in and out of the southeastern region. In 1966, for example, they found that the 12 states shipped out for feeding about 4 million head and that about, half that number were shipped back in as fed cattle. Those two million represented about 70 per cent of the fed beef consumed in the region. The government experts say this is how the region can make or save a lot of money by feeding in co-op lots two million more cattle already raised in the states. This is only the number of cattle to meet current beef needs. A great number could be fed in the future. First there is the $210 million difference in value between two million fed cattle and the same number of feeder animals, and producers could keep more of these dollars by finishing the cattle in co-op lots. Then, slaughter the additional fed cattle in the region would add another $16 million to their value. Moreover, feeding all these cattle in the 12 states would reduce transportation costs by more than $32 million a year—including deduction of costs for importing additional grain for the additional feeding. WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's farm labor force dropped to 4,359,000 in the third week of November, 18 per cent below the same period a month earlier and 4 per cent less than last year, the Agriculture Department reports. Early completion o£ fall harvesting in many areas was the main reason for the drop. Farm family members working during the week totaled an estimated 3,401,000. and the number of hired workers was 958,000. The average work week for all farm labor was 37.2 hours and for farm operators 40.9 both down sharply from last month. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman says the 1969 feel grains program won't be announced before government experts have a chance to analyze facts and calculations in the annual crop summary due Dec. 19. 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