The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1968 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 6, 1968
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Pro/its awaiting farmers Increased profits of $3,000 and more are waiting for farmers who attend the Corn- Soybean meeting and put even a few of the practices discussed there into effect, according to a -Clinic spokesman. In five years of Clinic operation, the sponsoring companies —whose local dealers will cooperat-.- in the Tuesday session here have seen farmer after farmer build profits per acre by many dollars. Last year, for example, Bob Casper of Winterset, Iowa, went to 20-inch rows on some 600 acres of corn after attending a Corn-Soybean Clinic in Des- Moines the year before. Despite a dry growing season, he harvested 125 bushels per acre. This year he moved into minimum tillage to save labor, since he does most of the farm work himself. Clyde Might, the central Illinois farmer who has made corn-growing, history the last couple of years, points out that "You don't have to double your yield to double your profit." His switch to narrow rows, high plant population and heavy fertilizer use have brought him phenominal results in recent years -- more than 200 bushels an acre in 1965. Last year he averaged 117 bushels with less than two inches of rainfall during the season and scorching heat during the pollenation period. Besides the above farm practices, experts at the Corn Soybean Clinic will talk about seed selection, chemical weed and insect control, proper planting and harvesting methods, and drying and storage of field crops. •IIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIK | RAMBLINGS | 1 FROM RUTH 1 Miiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini I'm happy to announce that the vacancy on our 4-H County Committee has been filled. Mrs. Hubert O'Brien from Riverdale township has agreed to serve on the committee. Welcome to the committee. - o- Perhaps you wonder what the County 4-H Committee does. Since the county committee has just been reorganized (the new officers and other members were in a recent news article), I think I'll outline briefly how 4-H is organized. - o - The 4-H program is, of course, a program for young people in local clubs with a planned club program. Each member also has one or more individual projects. It would be impossible to have a complete program without the dedication and interest o! many adults. The leaders who work directly with the club members spend many hours of thought and effort as they help the young people with their individual projects and activities. Their help is much appreciated by the members, their parents and the Extension Staff. Standing behind and supporting the club leaders is the county 4-H committee. This is a committee of volunteer adults from around the county who help with the program planning, determine policies, select award winners and help put into action the county program. Without their help the 4-H program would be limited in its activities. Then there is the support that 4-H receives from many community sources: the Algona Chamber of Commerce and its annual 4-H Day every spring; the county banks, cooperatives and other business concerns that provide awards that the young people earn; the County Fair Board that provides space for the 4-H Fair exhibits; Farm Bureau and other farm organizations who support and encourage 4-H; and the sources of news reporting that make it possible for us to let you know what is being done in 4-H. The whole program is a part of the Cooperative Extension Service. Cooperative because it is conducted cooperatively by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Iowa State University and the local County Extension Council made up of locally elected representatives from each township. - o - Go camping in the winter? Sure, 48 senior 4-H members have registered for a weekend camping session at the State 4-H Camp near Madrid. The group will leave by bus from the County Extension Office in Algona, 5:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 and return here about 4:15 Sunday, Feb. 11. The camp program will consist of sessions on First Aid and Emergency Measures. There will be plenty of time for group fun and individual relaxation. Some adults accompanying the group will be Ruth Patterson, Extension Assistant; Mrs. Art Kahler, R. N. of Burt, who will be in charge of First Aid, and Wayne Lynch of Fenton, who will drive the bus. College Honors Janet Hammerstrom of Lone Rock has been named to the Dean's List at Estherville Junior College for the first semester. Named to the temporary Honor Roll, which means they have maintained a 3.25 grade average for one semester, were Leslie Luedtke, Rita Luedtke, Mary Mienhe and KathrynSchadendorf, of Kossuth county. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1968 Algeria, (la.) Upper Des Moines-15 Ex-Mason City Man New Asst., Local Theater Gene E. Madson, 21, recently returned from three years in the U. S. Marines, including 14 months in Vietnam in the infantry, was named assistant manager of the Algona Theater in the trainee program of Central States Theaters. Theater manager here is Dave Reab. Madson arrived here Thursday. He has been a resident of Mason City since 1949, but was born Aug. 1, 1946 at Albert Lea, Minn. His parents, Victor and Dorothy Madson, live at Mason City. At the time of his honorable discharge, Gene was a corporal in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in the Marines in 1964. Bond Quota Set F. L. McMahon, Algona, volunteer county savings bonds chairman, reported that the final sales total for 19G7 for Kossuth county in Series E and H bonds and Freedom Shares, amounted to $708,887 for 90 percent of its 1967 quota. Sales in all of Iowa during December amounted to $7,101,370, giving the state a total for the year of $97,846,339 for 80 percent of its 1967 goal. Iowa's goal for 1968 has been set at $110,200,000 which is about 12 percent higher than total sales for 1967. The 1968 goal for Kossutli county is $862,430. Annual Meeting WESLEY - The annual Farmer's Coop Elevator meeting will be held in the public school here Monday evening, Feb. 19. Arm Fracture Mrs. Martha Foth, 73, Bancroft, is in Holy Family hospital in Estherville following a fall Thursday as she came out of a Bancroft church. Her right upper arm was fractured. Hospital authorities report she is in satisfactory condition and she was hospitalized two days. She makes her home with a son who farms near Bancroft. Practice Teaching Thomas Hudspeth has completed 9 1/2 weeks of practice teaching at Ft. Dodge Junior High and has returned to the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, to complete his senior year. He will graduate in Mav. r FARM FINANCING AT ITS BEST at the STATE BANK Algona, Iowa FARM LOANS OF ALL KINDS FOR LAND » FOR LIVESTOCK • FOR MACHINERY • FOR DRIERS • FOR BINS FOR SEED FERTILIZER OR HERBICIDES Urim To Fit Your Program At LOW, SIMPLE, INTEREST And If It is operating funds you need come in and see us. We will be happy to visit with you about any of your financing needs. EVERY BANKING SERVICE Iowa State Each depositor insured to M50OO Bank FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AlooaoXJiome-Ov/ned Bank At 0 ON A IO* A

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