The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 15, 1967
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MEMOS FROM MARGARET BY MARGARET PRATT Extension Home Economist Seems that everyone is becoming interested in artists, pictures and paintings. Even though we have never had much of an opportunity to study paintings, it makes us feel that we know something about paintings if we recognize a painting by name. Maybe this interest in "The Arts" is a way of getting ready to enjoy our "retired" years. Whatever the reason, it is becoming easier to see and hear more about them. There are art galleries within easy driving distance of our homes, and, many monthly magazines offer reproductions of famous paintings at popular prices. When these are attractively framed they make excellent additions to our homes. The Extension home economics committee had all these things in mind when they planned a leader training meeting on "Art in the Home" followed by one or more self- study packets on famous paintings and possibly a tour of an art gallery - say Ft. Dodge, Des Moines or Minneapolis. Spending time getting acquainted with paintings can be become an enjoyable activity and for some maybe a life-time hobby. Enjoyment of a piece of art comes through your awareness as you look at it and how you interpret what you feel and see of the artists use of the subject of the painting. As we choose a picture for a room, we need to think of the color scheme of the room to see how the two would "go together." If we are redecorating a room the colors found in a favorite picture can often be used as the basis for creating a color scheme. Read and learn all 'you can about art and artists — books FARM PAGE Mfea<apa6a^peiaqf^a)|y«jy^yj*0ya^jyffl^^;>0^-,^^ Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1967 Algona (la.) Uppet Des Moines-7 (from your library), magazines and newspapers will give you a start • DEVELOPMENTS j : FROMDEVALOIS ! BY GALEN DeV ALOIS Kossuth Extension Director Our guest columnist this week is Dr. D. J. Shey, a veterinarian from Algona. Trn sure he will have many helpful tips. - o Undoubtedly internal parasites of lambs causes more economic loss than any condition affecting sheep. It is especially prevalent in lambs at this time of year that have been on permanent pastures. In the event that a lamb is found, a thorough post-mortem examination should be conducted. Since there are several types of Intestinal worms that may affect lambs, it is important to be aware of the type involved so that effective control measures may be initiated. There is no medication that will eliminate all species of intestinal worms, so it is very important that the exact cause of death be ascertained. Should a group of lambs be unthrifty and it not be feasible to conduct a postmortem examination, it might be advisable to conduct a microscopic examination of the fecal material. In this way, it may be determined if intestinal parasites are involved. Also, at this time of year it is very common to find lambs and ewes infected with maggots around the tail region, especially in those that have a diarrhea and those that have not been docked. If a lamb or ewe is acting different from the group, it would be advisable to examine the wool to see if maggots are present. There are many types of sprays that are quite effective against this external parasite. - o - At this time of year be especially observant of your cattle on pasture. If the pasture is dry, it would probably be advisable to supplement with grain. For those pasturing a river or creek pasture a dead animal could mean blackleg, lepto- spirosis, pneumonia, or possibly other infectious diseases. It is extremely important that any dead animals be examined as soon as found, for an early diagnosis could mean thousands of dollars saved. J COMMENTS FROM * * CUMBERLAND £ **************** BY DENNIS CUMBERLAND Extension Assistant Many people feel that the week before the Fair is a busy one for the Extension staff. It is busy indeed, but what most people don't realize is that the majority of the preparation for the fair is done long months before. Changes in the preparation starts the very next month after the fair is over. Hitch-up to the Gehl Chop-King NEW! Lightweight 10,000 RPM KNIFE SHARPENER 0 . Electric or gas models, for minute-per-knife sharpening on the machine — in the field or at the machine shed. Adjustable guide insures proper beveling of knife cutting edges. * •> short-chops more tons per hour than any other chopper!' Watch that crop fly! Short-chopped to '/ 4 inch . . . and more of it, in the box every chopping hour. Hitch your tractor to the only chopper built to take full advantage of big tractor horsepower, the brawny Gehl Chop-King. Bigger in size, bigger in capacity than any other chopper going. Big in features too! • Narrow row (two-row) corn head. Regular one and two-row corn heads, 8-foot mower bar, 5-ft. and 6-ft. hay pick-ups also available. • Rugged 8-Knife flywheel with chrome-edged knives that stay sharp longer. • Big 127 sq. in. throat gulps in crops faster. • Floating heads hug field contours. • "Telescoping" U-joint permits full-power ' chopping around ti^ht turns. • Easy-Swing Drawbat adjusts right from your tractor seat. • Select-A-Cut Transmission lets you change forage lengths with the push of a lever. Come on in and take a closer look at the really big difference in choppers today . . . the Gehl Chop-King. Financing available. (Optional e>|lii|>illrnl) GEHL Make us Prove it with a Demonstration! JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Changes in schedules or planning new ideas to make the fair run smoother are all done shortly after the fair is over. The securing of judges takes place in December and January for the most part. April and May are the months for many of the committee meetings and further planning. The final week is one of waiting and small things, preparing forms, checking lists, securing materials for booths and other such items, which, are of course, time consuming. Finally the big day arrives and you find you've forgotten many things in spite of the many months of preparation. The one thing which makes a fair successful is the people who make it up, and the cooperation and work they put out during the fair itself. We would like to thank everyone who has helped in any way, for without this the fair could not survive. Cresco Boys Cresco Boy's 4-H Club met Aug. 7 at the Albert Pergandes. The meeting was called to order by President Larry Rochleau. Fifteen members answered roll call. We talked about the fair and are going to have a judging contest in our own club Tuesday. Talks were given by Kevin Roethler and Jim Pergande. Union 4-H Union Boys 4-H met Aug. 8 at the Louis Nitchals farm to judge calves. The meeting was held at the Civic Center. Tom Henry told how to prepare calves for the coming fair. Lunch was served by Fetts and Kuhns. ARCHER Stan Warner, North English, won the men's open free-style contest in the National Archery tournament in Mississippi the end of July. Another lowan, Ed Rhode, Muscatine, took second place in the same tournament. -GOTH- The 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wigness, Harlan, was on July 7. The Wignesses were married in 1907 in Irwin. Old Timer It is believed that butter has been an item of commerce since the first century when it was shipped from India to ports of the Red Sea. Start RIGHT... FERTILIZE THIS FALL Fertilize this fall. It makes good sense for lots of reasons. For instance, you get... • More time for spring planting. And you can plant earlier, too. • Less soil compaction on firm, dry fall fields. • Improved tilth from winter freezing. • More advisory time from fall soil tests. • No waiting for fertilizer delivery. • The right forms of nitrogen, phosphate and potash stored safely in your soil all winter. 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 Phil Pfeffer Phone 928-2610 CORWITH, IOWA Jerry Krause Phone 583-2392 ALGONA BODE. IOWA Bill Langston Phone 379-1682

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