»»»% MEMOS FROM I MARGARET f There are many people who see Home Economics Extension only as what is provided for rural homemaker's clubs and 4-H girls. True- this is still being done, although not in the same way as in 1914 when canning, gardening and sewing were the subjects taught. Home Economics never was just cooking and sewing, but includes all avenues of "Creating an awareness and understanding of, and providing a knowledge in consumer competence and family stability." Are you thinking "I'm too old to start learning new tilings?" Adult learning is necessary! How else are we going to keep up, much less guide our children! It isn't enough to hold ground; we must make progress. It is the adults who have to cope with the danger and the opportunities. Are you saying to yourself "I don't have time to go to meetings." Here's away to help you keep up with what is going on. NEWSLETTER. Would you like to receive "Helps for Homemakers", a monthly newsletter that will be sent free to anyone to requests it ? This is written by the Home Economics Extension committee and your Extension Home Economist. In it you will find: 1. Up to date consumer information, 2. Review of new publications and bulletins. 3. Program helps for club groups. 4. Pertinent information on interior decoration, family life. The next issue will be sent to you at your request. Write or call the Kossuth County Extension Office, 130G N. Main St., Algona, Iowa, or call 295-2120. COMMENTS FROM J CUMBERLAND This is the week which marks the start of the girls' 4-H Achievement Shows. These shows are held in each local 4-H club and provide an opportunity for each of the girls to bring the articles they have prepared for the fair. Judges evaluate each exhibit and allow the When Is The Best Time To Soil Test? Summer soil samples taken at the time the crop is actively grov/ing, reflect actual demands placed on the soil by the crop. On the other hand, samples taken during the off season, when the soil may be wet or cold, do not always reflect the soil nutrients that are actually available for the next crop. Research lias shown that soil nitrogen is lowest during the summer months, or during the period of active plant growth. Phosphate and potash levels are also lower during this time. Soil pH values are usually higher in the winter months; therefore, summer tests could well indicate a need for lime that might not be shown by a test made in the winter. There are factors to consider other than the accuracy of soil tests. Research has shown that on most soils in the Midwest, phosphate and potash can be applied in the fall and safely stored in the soil during winter months. Nitrogen, in ammonium forms, can also be applied, provided soil temperatures are 50 degrees F. or lower. ' If fertilizer is applied in the fall, it has time to react with the soil, be distributed throughout the root zone, thus allowing for more early root contact by the young-growing plant in the spring. Summer soil testing, with subsequent fall fertilizer plow- down, not only indicates crop needs and allows for increased fertilizer reaction, but it also allows you to be more flexible in your spring activities. It takes away the problem of soils that are too wet for fertilizer application, until it is so late that crop yields are reduced. So, give yourself and your crop a chance for a fast start in 1968. Have your soil tested this summer. Your CFS blend plant manager will be glad to help. He's backed by one of the finest soil testing laboratories in the U.S.A. From the time your fields are carefully sampled by CFS until the time the plant manager gives you your recommendations, every care is taken to be sure that our testing is rapid, reliable and accurate. Start your crop program now. Take soil samples and .... FERTILIZE THIS FALL. CUSTOM FARM SERVICES, INC. TITONKA, IOWA Phil Pfeffer Phone 9282610 BODE, IOWA Bill Langston Phone 379-1682 CORWITH, IOWA Jerry Krause Phone 583-2392 members to choose the articles they feel will show the best at the county fair. Following is a list of the dates and places of the local achievement shows in Kossutli county: Algona A.OL., July 28-1 p.m., Extension meeting room ; Blue & White, Aug. 1 - 7 p. m. Tony Accurso home, Bancroft; Buffalo Boosters, Aug. 3 - 1 p.m., M.E. church basement, Titonka; Burt Blue Birds, July 26-9:30 a. m., Burt Legion hall; Cresco Chums, July 26 - 7 p. m., Extension meeting room; Eagle- ettes, July 24 - 2 p. m., Immanuel Lutheran church, Swea City; Fenton Forwards, July31- 1 p. m., Lone Rock Legion hall; Garfield Gems, Aug. 2- 8 p. m., West Bend school; Greenwood Girls, July 21 - 1 p. m., Don Arndorfer home; Irvington Ideals, Aug. 5-1 p. m., Extension meeting room. Lakota Luckies, Aug. 5-9:30 p. m., City Hall, Lakota; Lotts Creek Lassies and Whittemore Lassies, Aug. 2 - 1 p. m., St. Michael's hall, Whittemore; Lu- Verne Live Wires, Aug. 9- 7:30 p. m., City Hall, LuVerne; Plum Creek Elite, Aug. 4 - 2 p. m., Center School; Riverdale Rustlers I and n, July 29- 10 a. m., St. Joe hall; Seneca Stars, Aug. 3 - 7:30 p. m., Lone Rock Legion hall; U-Go-I-Go, July 24-4 p. m., M.E. Church, Algcna; Union Alethean, Aug. 2-7 p.m., Civic Center; Valley Farmer- ettes, Aug. 8-1:30 p. m., German Valley Community hall; Wesley Wizards, July 28, 2p. m., M. E. Church, Wesley. The following local ladies will be assisting at the shows as judges — Mrs. Henry Looft, Fenton; Mrs. Gertrude Gutknecht, Lakota; Mrs. ErvinGer- ber, Algona; Mrs. Cecil Thoreson, Swea City ;Mrs. Elwin Swanson, Swea City; Mrs. Wm. Amesbury, Titonka; Mrs. Ben Anliker, West Bend; Mrs. Ralph Nichols, Whittemore; and Mrs. Wayne Keith, Algona. ; DEVELOPMENTS t FROMDEVALOIS Algona, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force upon graduation from Officers Training School (OTS) at Lackland AFB, Texas. Thursday, July 27, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnes-7 FARM PAGE wx^x^:'^>&<>&<^^ I.S.U, alumni and friends are invited. Contact Jerry for reservations. It should be a real nice evening. - o - Eighty attended the Cattle Feeders tour last Tuesday which was co-sponsored by the Beef Producers Association and Kossuth County Extension Service. Bill Zmolek, Extension beef specialist for LS.U. at the meeting said that the day of high profit of as much as $70 per steer (mostly from buying low and selling high) are gone. He predicts future markets to be more stable and smaller profits (per head) will come from volume and high management. He says Iowa's advantage in competing with large western lots is a cheaper feed supply. Question from Bancroft - I still have thistles in my corn. Could they still be sprayed with 2, 4D? Answer - Yes, but wait until the pollination of the corn is completed. The 2, 4D can be put on with either an air applicator or with high clearance ground equipment. Where needed this spray does a very good job of thistles and other broad leal weed control because the corn is not senstiive to 2, 4D at this stage and the application rate is doubled. Recommended amounts per acre are 1/2 pounds of "ester" or 3/4 to 1 Ib. of "amiue" 2,4D. - o - Question - Is it best to pick tomatoes green and ripen them on a window sill ? Answer - No, for best flavor and high vitamin content, leave the tomatoes on the plant until they are vine ripened. During hot weather you might pick them a little on the green side and ripen indoors. After the ripening process starts the tomatoes will ripen in complete darkness. The high temperature on the vine may cause even a red variety tomato to develop orange pigments. Jerry Shey, president of the Kossuth County Cyclone club, reminded me that the group will sponsor a buffet at Van's Cafe, Monday, August 7, 7 p. m. Clay Stapelton, the new athletic director, at Iowa Slate University, will be the featured speaker. Last Tuesday night 102 from Kossuth, Palo Alto and other counties attended a corn harvesting and storage clinic at Emmetsburg, Dale Hull from I.S.U. suggested waiting a little longer before getting to the fields with our corn combines, etc. His point is that too early of harvesting damages the kernel and could cause grade to grade on corn lower than ttZ or 3 corn. That is true, but after seeing Kossuth's hail damaged corn I predict most of it will bear an ear, but no one knows how long that damaged stalk will stand, so I believe it should be harvested as soon as possible. Lakes College Feed, Fertilizer Course Studied The members of the Feed and Fertilizer Marketing Technology Advisors, Council of the Iowa Lakes Community College met at 8 p.m., Tuesday evening July 18 at the Estherville Junior College. Members present from Estherville were: Emmet Emdahl of Golden Sun, Frank Lown of Emmet County State Bank, Harold Peterson of Iowa Trust and Savings, Richard McMullen of Emmet County Extension Service and Stan Thomsen of Mobil Chemical Company. Other members who attended were: Orville Thoresen of Swea City, member of Iowa Lake Community College School Board; Robert Cast, Voc. Ag. instructor of West Bend; George Sefrit, Voc. Ag. instructor at Algona; Ivan Perry of Ralston Purina at Spencer; Bob Skinner of Iowa Feed and Grain Association at Des Moines. Guests were Doyle Carpenter, Superintendent of Iowa Lakes Community College at Estherville and John Johnson, Extension Area Director of Spencer. These members met with Marlin Edwards and Leonard Stransky, Coordinators for the Feed and Fertilizer Marketing Technology Program. This program will start August 30 in the Woodley Hatchery Building on South Gth Street in Estherville. Items discussed were: The Feed and Fertilizer Advisory Committee - their duties and responsibilities; Prospective student Intel-views; Employment experience and employment training stations; Program aquaintance and publicity; Curriculum development for Technical Ag. and Distributive Education. Wheat Program Almost Same As Past Year Major operating provisions of the 1968 wheat program will be virtually identical to those in effect for the 1967 crop, according to R.I. Anderson, chairman, ASCS county committee. An important 1968 program provision detail different from the 1967 program is that domestic marketing certificates which are an important part of participating farmers' income will be issued on an estimated 530 million bushels, reflecting the projected production on 40 percent of farm allotments based on the national allotment of 59.3 million acres. Marketing certificates on the 1968 crop - as for 1967 - will be valued at the difference between full wheat parity (as of July 1, 1968) and the national average price-support loan level of $1.25 per bushel. For the 1967 wheat crop, domestic certificates are worth $1.36 per bushel, compared with $1.32 per bushel for the 1966 crop. Corn Growers Enter Contest At Whittemore At its last meeting, the Whittemore Community Club voted to sponsor the Iowa Master Corn Growers contest in this area. Most farmers know about this annual contest and watch the results closely every fall. It is conducted under the auspices of the Iowa Crop Improvement Assn. and Iowa State University at Ames. Farmers with good fields of corn are invited to register for the contests. Registration fee is $15 and will be handled by Vic Perkins at Farmers State Bank in Whittemore. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Perkins. Registration is open as of now and must be made before July 28. Rules of the contest permit only one entry per farm unit, regardless of size. Yield check will be made on a plot of ten acres or more in any part of one field. Contact Mr. Perkins for other rules and information concerning the contest. The contest provides many valuable prizes for winners at iocal, district and state levels. Notes Of Servicemen! OUTDOOR COOKERY DEMANDS WELLS' BLUE BUNNY To put the finishing touches on that outdoor barbecued meal, count on the consistent quality of WELLS' BLUE BUNNY dairy products. There are two tangy flavors of Chip Dip for appetizers, tart and tantalizing Sour Cream for the baked potatoes, milk or chocolate milk to drink, and ice cream 'or dessert, of course. They're from WELLS BLUE BUNNY, where freshness means good + aste. WELLS' BLUE BUNNY QUALITY DAIRY FOODS V...; r — DISTRIBUTED IN ALGONA BY ALGONA DAIRY - RICHARD SCHMITT, PHONE 295-5924 r ft t"i ' „»* Lieutenant Duerr, selected for OTS through competitive examination, is being assigned to Keelser AFB, Miss., for training as a ground electronics officer. A graduate of Algona High School, the lieutenant received his B. S. degree in industrial administration in 1966 from Iowa State University. His wife, Georgia, is the daughter of Warren Breakiron, Indian Head, Pa. New Feeder Pig Law Will Halt Bootleggings A new feeder pig law went into effect July 1, it is reported in Wallace's Farmer this week. The law requires all feeder pig dealers to be licensed and bonded in the amount of $10,000. It also requires ear-tagging of all feeder pigs that are sold, with two exceptions: (1) A farmer can sell feeder pigs to another farmer for feeding without eartags on pigs. If pigs are bought specifically for resale, then they, MUST be ear- tagged. (2) Pigs can be sold through an auction without being ear-tagged, but if the purchaser intends to resell pigs, ear- tagging is necessary. MASON CITY, IOWA, 18 July- Robert G. Wingert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clare E. Wingert, Wesley enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Robert is presently undergoing 8 weeks of recruit training at the Corps recruit depot in San Diego, Calil. SAN ANTONIO-Fred J. Duerr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duerr, The new 1)111 is an effort to stop the "bootlegging" of feeder pigs into the state and to stop improper movement of swine within the state. Employees of feeder pig dealers will be Issued permits and identification cards and are required to have them in their possession when doing business. S-City Youth Named Third, Model Contest A 17-year-old Swea City youth lias been named third state winner in the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild model car competition. He is Andrew B. Charlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Charlson. The youth will receive a cash award of $50 as his prize in the senior division. Charlson's model will now compete for one of 10 $1,000 styling scholarships to be awarded during the National Guild Convention in Detroit at the end of this month. Top national winners will be announced at the annual Guild banquet July 31. -67TH- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Purvis, formerly of Truro and Peru now residing in St. Charles, were feted on the occasion of their 67th wedding anniversary on June 25. 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. 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