The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 8, 1967 · Page 19
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Top Two (-H Displays To 4-H unit, Linda Kracht of the Seneca Stars presented a demonstration entitled "Tip Top Training*' concerning the care of pet dogs. This, along with all other top displays, will be set up in the Armory at the County Fair Thursday of next week. • DEVELOPMENTS • FROMDEVALOIS PATRKEBODE Patrice Bode from the Plum Creek Elite was named top winner in the Home Economics division of the girl's 4-H demonstration contest here recently. She was chosen to present her demonstration at the State Fair later Hii.i month. The title of her demonstration was "College Bound". She gave tips on packing and storing items for the collegiate girl. IJNDAKRACHT Also named to represent her BY GALEN DeVALOB Kossuth Extension Director Question from Swea City What is the situation with corn rootworm ? Answer - Most farmers with corn on corn did treat at planting time. However, we were warned that with all the rains that the insecticide probably would not . be around when needed. It looks like the damage is the worst in low wet areas. Much of the corn is shooting new roots and these are not harmed because the worms have passed through the worm stage. If you can pull your corn out of the ground with one pull from two hands, Pd suspect you have damage. - o- Question from LuVerne — How do you store garden potatoes? Answer — To extend their storage life, cure them for ten days to two weeks before placing in storage. Spread them on the floor of a garage or other building. Try to keep the area fairly dark since every reflected light will cause green tubers. After the curing process, store at a temperature as close to 38 degrees as possible. This is not practical in late summer and fall, but as the weather cools, try to ventilate the storage area to the 38 degree temperature, -o- Plan now to attend the 49th NEW! 6EHL "HI-THROW" 54" BI6-CAPACITY BLOWER The alt new. 54-inch. 6 blade Gehl "Hi-Throw" blasts silage or haylage—to any silo height — at an unlimited capacity. Low 20-inch hopper height and recessed wheel of the "Hi- Throw" virtually eliminates spillage — regardless of the unloading box you use. • Direct PTO drive. • Triple —67 Chain conveyor for positive feeding to 10" diameter auger. • Hopper 20" high. 30" width (extends beyond fan housing). • 6-Blade fan delivers full load to 9" blower pipe. Throw-out safety clutch for plug- free performance. Adjustable fan housing angle delivery. any • Rugged 10-gauge steel sides. • Water intake opening. Come in and see it today! Or, call for a bin-capacity demonstration on your farm, h iniiiii-- GEHL Make us Prove it tfith a Demonstration! JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT ALGONA, IA. FARM PAGE Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinei-7 annual Cattle Feeder's Day at Ames on August 31. An excellent program is planned, including top out of state speakers. You will see slides of what a steer looks like under the hide. Steers were killed, dressed and then frozen in a standing position and the cross sectioned at six places. I understand ifs real interesting to see when the carcass hasn't been distorted and stretched as it is in the cooler. j*****#********* f COMMENTS FROM J CUMBERLAND £ **************** BY DENNIS CUMBERLAND Extension Assistant Fair is just around the corner and things seem to be running quite smoothly. This week I thought I would tell you some things which might be of special interest as you attend this year's Kossuth County Fair. Monday, August 14, is a day for horse lovers. At 1 p. m. the regular 4-H horse show will feature both a quality show, as well as a performance show. Last year approximately 50 horses and ponies were entered in the various classes. This year promises to be even larger. Also on Monday will be the annual Kossuth county -4-H judging contest to be held in the show barn at 2:30 p. m. This event is open to all Kossuth county 4-H members. Classes of all livestock will be placed. Opening day of the fair will see the judging of purebred swine, dairy and non-livestock exhibits in full swing. The big day for beef men comes on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 8:15 a. m. This year's baby beef show looks like it will be a real good one. Over 200 calves will compete for top honors. Also to be held on Wednesday is a show which received a lot of attention last year and promises to be even better this year. This is the Dog Obedience show, so be sure to take this one in. Thursday, Aug. 17, is the market lamb and market swine show. The number of animals is the largest we've seen at our fair. Also on Thursday in the Armory will be the showing of the top demonstrations given in the county demonstration contest. We encourage you to take this in because it shows some of the fine work done by our county Offers. Friday is, of course, the big sale and this .year's should be bigger than ever. MEMOS FROM MARGARET BY MARGARET PRATT Extension Home Economist When you go to the Kossuth County Fair next week - Aug. 15-18, plan to spend some time in the National Guard Armory building which will be transformed on Monday morning into a colorful and attractive display of 4-H girl's projects in home improvement, nutrition and clothing. Let*s take a look at some of the articles girls will be exhibiting that will make their own rooms, as well as the other rooms in the house more attractive. The wall hangings will show much originality including some "doodles in wood". You have often looked at a piece of wood and said it looks like a face or a dog— well, these girls have actually mounted similar pieces which they will hang on the wall. If you can take the time, read the story that the girls have written about an "article created from nature." We often heard it said that we don't know enough about art and pictures to really appreciate them. Well, many 4-H girls are certainly learning to appreciate paintings. There are several groups of framed pictures — old frames — new frames in which girls have chosen suitable pictures to display. The pictures are ready for hanging, too, including the dust cover on the back. If you don't know how to put the brown paper on the back of a picture, ask any 4-H girls in the exhibit building and she can tell you. Accessory groups are two or more articles grouped together and placed on a shelf or top of furniture. Do you often wonder "what should go with what?" Study these groupings at the fair and read the explanation accompanying it, maylxj it will help you decide the next time you want to make a display. There will be new furniture and old furniture among the exhibits to which some interesting finishes have been applied. These include antiquing in many attractive colors. Then there are always some old pieces of furniture made of walnut and the fruit woods. 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