The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1967 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1967
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MEMOS FROM MARGARET FARM PAGE COMMENTS FROM if CUMBERLAND the county will be participating. Do come and join them, it will be well worth your time. The Kossuth County Fair, August 14 to 18 will be the time for you to see the many interesting exhibits mentioned above. You'll find these all on display in the National Guard Armory. BY MARGARET PRATT Extension Home Economist Home Economics Extension includes many kinds of programs, activities and events. During the summer months 4-H girls take the "spotlight" as they work on their 4-H projects. A project is what each does at home. If the project is Home Improvement the girls are making pillows, portfolios, framing pictures, finishing wood or metal articles. One girl is redoing a foot locker her father brought home from World War n as an extra storage box to take to college this fall. Some girls are in the clothing project in which they plan, select and buy material for a garment that fits well with their other clothes. Then the girls who are enrolled in the Foods and Nutrition are experimenting with many interesting foods. For example there are two girls experimenting with recipes using cornmeal, including a homemade mix for corn bread and muffins. One way 4-H girls have of showing you, the public, what they are doing, is giving a demonstration whfire they show and tell some home economics practice they have learned. There will be a full day's program of demonstrations by 4-H girls in Kossuth county on Thursday, July 27, at the Methodist church in Algona. 4-H girls from most of the 22 clubs in • DEVELOPMENTS • FROM DEVALOIS BY GALEN DeVALOIS Kossuth Extension Director This week is the beginning of three new columns written for the Upper Des Moinesnewspaper by the three Extension staff members in Kossuth county. Please let us know what you would like us to write about or any other suggestions. - o - Question from Algona - If I was to obtain a spray operator's license, would I need to get liability insurance ? Answer - The law states you must do one of these three things: (1) Get a statement from your banker stating your net worth. (2) Obtain a $5,000 bond and file it with the Iowa Secretarv Start RIGHT. . . SOIL ^m mm -^^- ^m NOW Conditions are right right now to get the best picture of your soil needs ... in plenty of time to fertilize this fall. CFS soil testing now means . . . • Fields are tested under actual stress conditions of growing crops. • Results are returned in plenty of time for proper fall fertilizer application. • Fall fertilizer delivery is assured. • Early planning makes for better management and higher yields. Insure RESULTS, too with CFS Plan and Profit Programs. The complete start-to-finish way to bigger yields: Soil testing. Crop planning. Prescription-mixed bulk fertilizer. See Us Now.' CUSTOM FARM SERVICES, INC. TITONKA, IOWA CORWITH, IOWA Phil Pfeffer Jerry Krause Phone 928-2610 Phone 583-2392 BODE, IOWA Bill Langston Phone 379-1682 of Agriculture. (3) Show proof of having liability insurance. You must show proof of one of these three things before ever taking the test for the license. Question from Wesley-How and when should I prune raspberry bushes ? Answer - Clean out the old fruiting canes immediately after harvest, which should be coming soon. This cuts down of spreading diseases. Then pinch or cut back the tips of the new shoots to force out the side branches. Prune black raspberries to a height of 30-33 inches and purple raspberries to 36 inches to encourage new shoots. Continue multi-purpose fruit sprays to protect the new growth. - o - Now is the time to contact a tiler or contractor to take care of the drainage problem where you have yellow, stunted corn in your fields. This is costing you money and good drainage is important in Kossuth county. Make a note of the wet areas in a notebook so you can find them this fall. Judges Named For National Barrow Show Selection of the judges of champions for the 1967 National Barrow Show, Sept. 11-13 at Austin, Minn, has been announced recently by the management committee of the "World Series of Swine Shows." In accordance with the rules of the National Barrow Show, the judges of champions must consist of four persons - a head judge and three advisors. Represented among this foursome must be a swine breeder, a col- • lege professor and a meat packer. The four judges for the 1967 show are: Harlan Ritchie, head judge, assistant professor of animal husbandry, Michigan State University; G. R. Carlisle, professor of animal science, University of Illinois; William Hemm, hog breeder, Sheffield, Iowa; and Robert Gadd, manager of the hog buying department, Geo. A. Hormel & Co., Fort Dodge. The judges of champions will select the champion barrow of each of the eight breeds and the crossbred champion barrow. In addition, they will name the grand champion barrow at the conclusion of the three-day event. The management committee also announced that they once again anticipate some 3,000 animals to be entered in the show. The deadline for entering single barrows, boars and gilts is August 14, for truckloads of market hogs, Sept. 2. All exhibitors are urged to make early entries to avoid the possibility of missing the deadlines. Wheat Export Target Set By U.S.D.A. U.S. export targets of 750 million bushels of wheat from both the 1967 and 1968 crops have been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 1967 crop is expected to supply all domestic needs and the export target, while adding modestly to the carryover of 400 million bushels on hand July 1 of this year. "These are minimum export targets," Secretary Freeman said in announcing them. "They will not be reached automatically or easily, but we intend to reach them. Current conditions and trends indicate we can do so if business and government work at it together." Total world trade in wheat has dropped off about 17 percent this year compared with 1965-66. U.S. wheat exports totaled about 735-740 million bushels in the 1966-67 marketing year, compared with the 1965-66 record total of 867 million bushels. U.S. commercial wheat exports, however — including short-term credit and barter —for the 1966-67 year were at a record of about 430 million bushels, compared with 336 million in 1965-66. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" BY DENNIS CUMBERLAND Extension Assistant Summer camps are now over and 4-H activities have turned toward Demonstrations and Fair. The county 4-H Demonstration Contest will be held on three different dates this year to allow plenty of time for each number to hear constructive criticisms on their demonstrations. The • Junior Boy's Demonstration Contest will be held on Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p. m. at the Extension office. The Senior Boy's Division will be held on Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30 p. m., also at the Extension office. We encourage a good attendance at these contests for it is a very good experience for the members and also a real treat tc the audience. The girls' contest will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 9:30 a. rn. to 4:30 p. m. at the First Methodist church in Algona. All divisions will bo held the same day. We also encourage a good attendance at the girl's contest. All parents and friends of 4-H are invited to attend. The next event which is rapidly approaching is the Kossuth County Fair, which will be August 14-18. At the present time entries look as though they will run very similar to the numbers we had last year. All in all it looks like it should be a real good fair this year. Dairy Imports Are Reduced Three-Fourths Imports of diary products were reduced to one-fourth the present volume beginning July 1 under a proclamation issued on June 30 by President Johnson which placed import quotas on a number of dairy products for the first time. Under the action, dairy imports would be cut from an annual rate of nearly 4.3 billion pound milk equivalent currently to about 1 billion pounds. This will bring imports to less than 1 percent of domestic milk production, which currently is running about 121 billion pounds annually. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L, Freeman welcomed the President's action as a measure which "will help relieve the cost- price squeeze which dairy farmers particularly have felt in recent years. The upsurge of imports made up of low-priced products specifically manufactured to avoid our Import quotas has greatly aggravated that condition. The cutback In imports will be acheived by bringing the high- volume items under the existing import quota system for the first time. These items include the butterfat/sugar mixture, such as Junex: Colby and other American types of cheese other than Cheddar (which is now under quota); and frozen cream. Butter, butter oil, dried milks, certain competitive cheese, and other dairy products already are imported under quotas. Certain items with limited markets, including chocolate crumb, process Edam and Gouda, and processed Italian- type cheese will not be placed under the quota system. Take Club Tour The Cresco Boys 4-H Club held their annual tour recently. The tour started at 9 a.m. at the home of Larry Rochleau, president. The group visited each member's place to see their project. Several project leaders were in attendance. They were beef leader Berl Priebe, swine leader Corwin Peer, sheep leader Dick Simpson, feeding leader Ken Roethler, dairy leader Gene Rochleau, and club leader Eldon Shaw. At noon, the group was joined by their families for a pot luck dinner. There were about 50 in attendance. Everyone has a choice. He can either change his ways or endure the results. Thursday, July 20, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines—7 Trade at Home HOW WILL YOU HANDLE ALL OF THOSE STALKS? >• The best way to handle the tangled mass of tough, heavy hybrid stalks is a Brady flail shredder. It shreds your stalks, makes plowing easier, faster, better . . . knocks out most of your corn borers, too. You can even pull a tandem disc behind a Brady and be ready for minimum tillage. It's a great labor-saver . . . and excellent for clipping pastures and idle acres. >- Two, three, and four-row available. See them today at BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 NORTH MAIN ALGONA BRADY 4-ROW CHOPPER f GOOD NEIGHBORS KNOW 1 AROUND THE! TOWN& COUNTRY T i Meet Alfred Meyer Of Whittemore Our Country Neighbor this •.week is Alfred Meyer»who lives 2 3/4 miles east of Whittemore on the McGregor road. Alfred owns the quarter section where he lives and also owns a quarter three miles north of Whittemore. He has lived on the home place all his life and the farm is now in the third generation of Meyer ownfirship. This year Alfred has 51 acres in corn, 25 acres of beans, 37 acres of oats with the balance in hay and pasture. A strict rotation program is followed in his farming operations. He raises around 175 hogs a year, has a flock of chickens, and of particular pride is his herd of 18 Holstein milk cows. His herd was recently named as the top herd for the south half of Kossuth county for the year ending In May, 1967. Alfred does custom corn shelling and is a member of the Consolidated Co-op Creameries board. Alfred and Mrs. Meyer, the former Leona DreyeroftheLotts Creek area were married in 1938. They have two sons. Gayle, the older, who farms his dad's quarter north of Whittemore, is married to the former Jean Zumach. They have two children. Roger, the younger son, will be a senior at Algona High School this fall. Alfred, a former baseball and Softball player, says his favorite pastime is watching son Roger play third base for the Algona Bulldogs baseball team. Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumbing - Heating Sheet Metal Gas or OM Units Pumps Water Systems Complete Fixtures Phone 295-3640 ALGONA Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS SALES & SERVICE I P.R. | IRONS \ Plumbing S & Heating Service PRIRONS EATINGfiPLUMBIN TELEPHONE 295-3640 812 E. MCGREGOR ALGONA Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolii Moline — Kelly-Ryan — Papec New Idea Farm Machinery • Services • Friendly Courteous N. Main St. Phone 295-3451 Pictured above is the P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing establishment located at 812 East McGregor Street in Algona. The business has been in Algona since 19-10. A larger building was needed to facilitate the expanding business back in 1946 and this is the building to the east of the original building. Irons features the leading brands of plumbing fixtures,, furnaces and air conditioning equipment. In addition to the heating and plumbing work the business does a complete line of sheet metal work, which is all done in their location. /or reliable, efficient and friendly service in your plumbing and heating needs, be they large or small, call H. K. Irons Healing and Plumbing. They are "Completely equipped to serve you completely." Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY & SERVICE Located east of Algona on highway 18. Phone 295-3561 ALGONA Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tires GEHL STANHOIST OLIVER CMC trucks FIRESTONE tires Phone 295-2421 ALGONA

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