The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 13, 1961 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, October 13, 1961
Page 9
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'Double Crops' With Pecan Home Demonstration News Trees On Grazing Ground TRADING POST — The man who probably already has the largest acreage in pecan trees in Kansas is planing to plant the nut trees on an additional 250 acres. This will make a total of 700 acres for Charles Murray, who lives near this Linn County town. This extensive acreage is proof that Murray believes there is a future in pecan production in eastern Kansas. He thinks the days of the "general farm" is past and that persons who can should take advantage of supplemental crops that arc adapted to their areas. Murray, in effect, is "double cropping" the 450 acres of farm land in which he already has growing pecati trees. All of this acreage is in canary grass which cattle graze. The 250 acres on which pecans are to be planted will be seeded to canary grass, brome grass and fescue. He has j 150 acres of land in the soil bank, i "The grass will pav i',s way all along and, when the pecans come into production, they will add to the farm's income," Murray recently told Don Prelzer, Linn County agricultural agent, and C. R. Biswell, district forester with the Kansas State University Extension Service. While the present pecan trees have sprouted from nuts, grafted trees will be planted in the future. Murray said he recognizes that this will materially increase the initial cost but should return the increased investment in earlier production. Murray plants his trees far enough apart so there will be little if any need for thinning. His MONEY TREE — Charles Murray, Trading Post, is shown holding branch of nut-filled pecan tree. Crop will be harvested after hard frost. ion that few persons will cut out j small amount the nuts cost WORTHWHILE - Held an'all- day meeting at the home of Mrs. Allen Reed. Members made glow candles for ah extra program for unit credit. It was decided each will bring a gift instead of aprons for the Christmas meeting in December. Election of officers for the following year was conducted. There were 13 members present. MODERNETTES - Met Oct. 10 with Mrs. Lawrence Wright as hostess. Mrs. Wila Henderson spoke on Civil Defense. Mrs. Harvey Martin conducted business, and new officers were elected for 1962. They are as follows: president, Mrs. Wilbur Henry; vice president, Mrs. Darrel Mullins; secretary - treasurer, Mrs. Henry Gilroy; public relations, Mrs. Carl Wittman. Plans were made for Achievement Day, Oct. 31. There were nine members present, and recreation was led by Mrs. Paul Boyke. TRI-HEPTA - Elected the following officers at their October meeting: presidnet, Mrs. Thomas Milburn; vice president, Mrs. Child Clinic. Mrs. Kissinger, Mrs. Ralph Overstreet and Mrs. Ernest Baldwin were appointed to make the booth for Achievement Day. Plans were made to help with the T.B. Clinic. The next meeting will be Nov. 14 at the home of Mrs. Harold Bones. Eight members were present. WYCOFF - Mel Tuesday Oct 10, with Mrs. Arthur Harris. Eight members and one guest, Mrs. Drake, were present. Plans were made for a display table at Achievement Day. 'The following officers were elected for 1962: president, Mrs. R. E. Roseberry; vice president, Mrs. Harry Pahlman; secretary - treasurer, Mrs. Lawrence Lundstedt; public relations, Mrs. John Allen. The next meeting will be a covered dish Sand Creek unit and Mrs. Wilbur Humphrey of Harmony Homes Unit. LOYAL NEIGHBORS - Met Tuesday evening at the Homewood Township hall with Mrs. Eldon Hoyt as hostess. Mr. Doty spoke on wills and titles. Seven members and a number of guests of the Homewood area were present. The club voted at the business session to participate in the T.B. testing, and assist with the work on that day. Cookies and coffee were served in the basement following the meeting. SILVER - Met at the home of Mrs. Rollo New for the October meeting. Mrs. Elvin Malburg conducted the business meeting. Mrs. Paul Howell, assisted by Mrs. C. J. Farris, gave the devotions. The following officers were elected for next year: president, Mrs. B. U. THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, October 13, 1961 Daugharthy; vice president, Mrs. • Rollo New; secretary, Mrs. C. J. Farris; treasurer, Mrs.'. Ben Barnes, and public relations chairman, Mrs. Roy Bones. Mrs. Allen Troutman gave the lesson , on "Care of New Fabrics." Mrs. Charles Burlingham became a new member. There were 10 members present. luncheon with Mrs. John on Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Allen SAND CREEK and HARMONY HOMES - Met at the Richter Church Annex to hear Richard Skoog, attorney, present the les son on wills and titles. The Harmony Homes hobby committee Herbert Dowdy; secretary-treas- • wi]1 be in charge of the com muni- urer, Mrs. Alvin West; public re- ty improvement project display growing nut trees. He has seen pecan trees in Texas planted on 90-foot centers in a diamond shape. He also has set-n trees with a top spread equal to the height of the trees. Unless mature trees have adequate space they will grow together and will not get the light and air they mum vield, he need for maxi- said. Another good management practice Murray uses is protecting seedling pecans. He puts three posts and wire around each planting. The cost for this is about $3 per tree. This includes the are 75 feet apart. It is his opin- posts and wire as well as the Give your growing teenager a room of his own. See us this week for an estimate on adding a room to your home. We can add a room, 12x14', for as little as $41.66 A Month! e> LOCAL TRADEMARKS. Home Additions A Specialty! HUBBARD LUMBBR j Grafting costs will be added to Murray sees two major needs or profitable n';t production. One is care of trees at harvest. Mechanical shakers which break the bark or "skin" the trunk and branches just won't do, he said, as this often causes permanent damage to the tree. He is hoping to develop a hydraulic ram with hooks to clamp on the branches which will shake the nuts without damaging the limbs. "There also is need for a graded nut market. There isn't one now. The large and small nuts are all dumped together and a price put on them. This penalizes the nut producer who has the better nuts." The cracking plant at Bulter, ; Missouri, provides a nearby mar- j ket for nuts, he added. | Murray started producing ag- {ricultural lime at Garnett in 1942 ! and has since expanded, under i the Murray Limestone Products name. There are permanent crushers at Garnett and Centerville. Considerable rip - rap work has been done for the United States Corps of Engineers. Working with Murray are two sons who live near Trading Post. Laverne has charge of the crusher and L. D. supervises farming of the 2,500 acres of land the family has accumulated. A third son, Marvin, has his own farm a mile north of Pleasanton. lations officer. Mrs. George Royer. Mrs. T. K. Keelin gave the lesson on fabrics, finishes and their care. The meeting was at the home of Mrs. T. K. Keelin, and seven members and a guest, Mrs. Ray Beeson, enjoyed refreshments and a social hour after the meeting. FAIRMOUNT - Met at the home of Mrs. Francis E. Bell, Oct. 10. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Larry Dunn. Mrs. Lloyd Daugharthy gave the >esson, "Selection of Fabrics". Mrs. Fred Kissinger gave a report on the Well for achievement day. Hostessei were Mrs. George Graves of the SELF SERVICE DEPT. CHILDREN'S SHOES Two Pairs 5 00 PAINE'S BOOTERY DOLLAR and SENSE FARMING For Insurance On dwellings, household goods, buildings and automobiles See Dean Berlin, Agent 109 E. Second Phono CH 2-2804 Whether your crop Is standing or down HESSTON ROW CROP SAVER SAVES Maize and Beans Up to 8 bu. per acre in standing crops Up to 90% if crop goes down A Hesston Row Crop Saver can easily be your most important equipment investment! The Hesston makes you money by increasing yields-up to 8 bushels per acre in standing or leaning milo/maize. It saves up to 90% of your crop if it goes down because of drought or storm damage. Hesston gets under down-stalks and lifts them up where rotating belts can get hold of them for delivery to the platform. There is no reel shatter nor "slobber." The Hesston is the original Row Crop Saver and has harvested more maize than any attachment of its kind. Available in 2-, 3-, and 4-rqw units, adjustable for rows 24" and up. Sealed bearings, single round-belt drive, positive delivery with slip clutch protection give trouble-free operation. Fits 56 S-P and pull-type combines. • HESSTON BOW CROP SAVER...the beat "CROP INSURANCE" YOU can buy! • HARALDSON Implement Company 1124 N. Main CH 2-4548 RC 4-461 product of HESSTON Manufacturing Company, Hesston, Kansas From Your Full-Service Bank HANDLE FEEDER CATTLE WITH CARE for 1 to 3 weeks after they arrive in your feedlot. This can mean a big difference in shrink and how efficiently they'll go on feed. Move newly shipped feeders to restraining pens a w ay from other cattle to force them to rest. Watch them closely for any outbreak of shipping fever, or other disease, and treat immediately. After cattle appear to be fully rested, they can be put on pasture, stalk fields or a full feed in the feedlot. BALANCE FIELD LOSSES WITH DRYING COSTS in deciding at what moisture you should begin harvesting corn that you plan to dry. Granted, losses are normally lowest when corn is harvested at around 30% moisture. But this adds to the cost of drying corn to the safe storage level, compared with when corn is harvested after it dries a little more in the field. This level will depend upon your particular costs. But normally it is within the 23% to 27% moisture range. GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FEED DOLLAR. Feed cows individually according to their production ability. There may well be some cows in your herd that would do better if more concentrates were included in their ration. You're money ahead so long as the increase in milk produced by a particular cow will more than offset the extra cost of the feed. Better look over your production records and see what cows appear to have a potential of more milk. RATS CAN COST YOU MONEY. Over a year's time, one rat alone can consume, waste and damage $20 worth of grain. Cover areas where rats may gain entrance to grain bins with screen. Place some of the many types of bait stations about the farmstead. Put about 6 to 8 ounces of bait such as warfarin in each station. During the busy season or when the weather is bad . . . always remember the most convenient way to bank at the PEOPLES NATIONAL is to "Bank-by-mail." FARMERS: this is your bank. It is indeed a comfort- GUARANTEED ing thought that we here INTEREST ON ALL at PEOPLES NATION- SAVINGS AL have, in knowing that we are in, and have been in, the position to assist financially so many farmers in our community . . . this financial assistance down through the years has been a "stepping stone" for many over their respective rough periods. Meet Your Friends at "The Friendly Bank" The Peonies National BANK OF OTTAWA Chartered in 1871 Pictuil Bat.rhl fciNd en Information btlltved to be icnr*t« knt not guinntitj. BY DOANE AGRICULTURAL SERVICE'. INC.. ST. LOUIS. NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING Franklin County Farm Bureau Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 P.M. Armory Building. Speaker, Walter E. Peirce, President Kansas Farm Bureau Make dinner reservations by Oct. 16th O. L. Breckenridge, President John Allen, Vice-President Ernest Harris, Secretary Franklin County Farm Bureau Assn. WALTER PEIRCE Special Factory Authorization on New 1962 MONO CHAIN SAWS Yes, Sir! The factory has authorized us to sell you new MONO CHAIN SAWS at unheard of prices. Buy now at BELOW DEALER COST Don't buy a saw just any old place where you will always have a service problem. Parts and Service always available from us. We have been authorized /o Cut Prices Like Mono Saws Cut Wood Mono Model 33 3 H.P. Reg. Price $89.50 Special Factory Authorization Price Only $74.95 Mono Model 43 4 H.P. Reg. Price $134.50 Special Factory Authorization Price Only $92.50 Mono Model 63 6 H.P. Reg. Price $149.50 Special Factory Authorization Price Only $99.95 Mono Model 83 8 H.P. Reg. Price $169.50 Special Factory Authorization Price Only $112.50 Special Factory Authorization Prices Don'/ Buy A Chain Saw From Anyone Before You See Us WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL Ottawa Tractor & Imp. Co. I JOHN DBBNB, 119 E. 2nd iJOHN ommrnm.

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