The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1967 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 22, 1967
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8-Algona (la.) Upper DM Motnet Tuesday, August 22, 1967 Wesley Crew Readies For Gas The Dolders hare made over 834 chairs and many davenports, footstools, tables and even rock- Ing chairs. Mr. Dolder has also made his own tools since the hobby grew to sach proportions. OFFICE SUPPLIES - Busines forms, office furniture, e S , Upper Des Moincs Pub. gow, across from ftew -pal parking lot. Sears SEARS. ROEBUCK AND CO. FLOOR SAMPLE a h Se ™!!f ,r d < t0 * tUfned ° n at Wesley ^^ the next cou P le °* weeks, workmen are busy there installing pipe and all other equipment necessary in order to meet the deadline f™ 0 ^ • ff°& WlUCh Was snapped recently in the ™ m y of the Catholic church, are, ftom left to right, Floyd Lavrenz, Jerry Becker, Forest Hofbauer, Norbert Hilbert and Mayor Joan Kicnter. J " four towns FARM PAGE ... '^^mmtmmmmmmmm^m^m^mit^^mm Soybean Losses Cut! Would you believe 12 pounds of soybeans could cost $3,000? It did for Ray Beason of Hamburg, Iowa. Beason harvested a bumper crop and when he weighed at the local elevator, the yield exceeded all guesses - 92.28 bushels per acre when adjusted to 14 percent moisture— more than 10 bushels per acre over the reported world's record. Eight days later Harry Pick of Chenoa, Illinois, mounted his tractor and began making his way through his stately crop of soybeans. When he weighed in at his elevator, his yield was 93.02 bushels per acre; that was .04 bushels more than Season's record yield harvested the week before. On the whole field it totaled 12 pounds. Needless to say Pick was first prize winner and was awarded a new self-propelled combine and Beason, as regional winner, drove away a new 656 tractor, as the winners in a yield contest. It was immediately apparent that the difference was not who had grown the most soybeans, but who had harvested the most soybeans. Bean moisture was definitely a factor. In Season's case, the moisture in his beans had dropped to 11.35 percent under the noonday sun, while Pick's had dropped all day and had then risen with the oncoming dew at nightfall, to a moisture content of 12.08. But more important than bean moisture was the fact that dew had made Pick's stalk and pod less brittle which reduced shattering. Gathering losses amount to about 84 per cent of total losses, and shattering accounts for one-half of all gathering losses. Importance of harvest losses is quite evident. Dr. Wm. Johnson describes the difference in the Fall Forecast issue of The Farm Quarterly. He says "I would ejpect that with proper harvesting methods this loss could be reduced to five percent. This would save U. S. farmers $125 million per year." Reduction of losses lies in the ability of the farmer to understand the engineering of his soybean plant, his machine, and even weather. A combination of variety, row width, weed control methods, machine components and correct operation, and an understanding of the weather. A great many practical figures and suggestions for cutting down the $18.80 loss that the average soybean producer leaves in the field at combining time are part of the article "Cutting Soybean Harvest Losses" appearing in the Fall Forecast issue of Farm Quarterly on sale at newsstands in farm areas. Cooperatives Discuss Plans At Meetings Farmers Regional Cooperative, Fort Dodge, recently presented a three-phase program to all of its local cooperative ownership in eight locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Over 1,200 local cooperative managers and board members attended the sessions. General Manager Ralph Hofstad presented a financial report on the Regional Cooperative's activities along with a policy statement on rotation of company earnings. Director of Finance George Radio presented details on the company's new creditpolicy. Director of Advertising and Public Relations, Bill Turner, explained the research behind the company's new trade name and described how the name will be introduced to the field in early December. Hofstad, discussing the company's financial policy, talked about discovering new sources of capital for cooperative operation and encouraged coopera- tives to use the facilities of the Bank for Cooperatives. Hofstad stated that the Regional Cooperative this year will pay back over$l,700,000incashtoits member cooperatives. TIN CRAFT Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Dolder of Ogden have for the past six years since Mr. Dower's retirement began, made tiny pieces of furniture from tin cans. Mrs. Dolder adds the upholstery and finishing touches. From a hobby this has grown Into a full time job as friends and neighbors request special pieces for gifts. 22 CU. FT. CHEST TYPE FREEZER 17 CU. FT. CHEST TYPE FREEZER 15 CU. FT. UPRIGHT FREEZER 1ONLY 10NLY WAS $224.95 2 ONLY WAS $236.95 SHOP BY PHONE ! EXTRA FAIL CATALOGS HAVE JUST ARRIVED. PICK UP YOUR COPY NOW. Sears 115 E. State Tele. 295-3649 PUBLIC AUCTION W.II offer for sole a, Public Auction the fo||owing DESCRIPTION _ The <?m,»f, inn A /• , - Half of °h " *" QUQrter 1 mile Nor ,h, 2 miles West and % m ,, e North of Whittemore, Iowa. TIME OF SALE ~ Mda September 8, 1967, 1:30 P.M. B. Barn, 82' x 48' with lean 20' v A* o ° . men , n Double 26' x 48'; 2 chicken houseT 12' x 16° L?V *' ana "**'> h °9 hous «< double crib, 26' x 36', 14'VpJe. maChme ^ "' X 6 °'' - TERMS £L!h AL i ^6? stir '"I,'" 6 ° f Sde ' ba — '" «" 0" or about murcn i, lyotj. Seller will oav n«n» M i * ««,,,,ui • m,r« • payable in 1968 and POSSESSION - Possession will be given March 1, 1968. For further information, contact McMahon and Cassel, Algona, Iowa JOSEPHINE DAHLHAUSER OWNER CHARIES QUINN, AUCTIONEER, Bancroft, Iowa (64 & 66)

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