The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 2, 1974 · Page 5
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. 2 Feb. 4 . 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7-8 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiii Extension Calendar f 4-H Club Officer Training, First National Social Center, 9:30 a.m. Marketing Hogs, Beef, Corn and Soybeans, Humboldt High School, 8 a.m.; Pre-Retirement Series, United Methodist Church, Gilmore City, 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Men's Knits Class Livermore Lutheran Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Men's Knits Class, Extension Meeting Room, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Men's Knits Class, Extension Meeting Room, 7 - 9 p.m. Beef School for Area, Carroll; Humboldt Dakota City Lions Club Corn and Soybean Yield Dinner; 4-H Special Record Book Committee Meeting, Extension Meeting Room, 9:30 a.m. 4-H Leaders and Committee Retreat, Madrid. Boys 4-H Clubs Ski Day,-Winter Playland, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. . Pre-Retirement Series, United Methodist" Church, Gilmore City, 2 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Marketing Hogs, Beef, Corn and Soybeans, Humboldt High School, 8 p.m.; Men's Knits Class, Livermore Lutheran Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Area Home Builders and Lumber Dealers Conference, Starlite, 1:30 p.m.; Men's Knits Class, Extension Meeting Room, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Men's Knits Class, Extension Meeting 5 Room, 7 - 9 p.m. 5 Home Economics Planning Committee = Meeting, Extension Meeting Room, 9:30 = a.m.; Soybean Clinic, Hillcrest, 10 a.m. - = 3:15 p.m.; Area Beef School, Carroll. 5 Planning and Zoning Seminar, Starlite, 3 5 p.m. = Humboldt-Pocahontas Senior 4-H Retreat, = Hickory Village, Ames. 5 Pre-Retirement Series, United Methodist H Church, Gilmore City, 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Mar- = keting Hogs, Beef, Corn and Soybeans, Humboldt High School, 8 p.m.; Men's Knits Class, Livermore Lutheran Church, 2 - 4 p.m.; Top Notchers 4-H Club, Extension Meeting Room, Evening. Girls 4-H Clubs Ski Day, Winter Playland, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. MniiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 15-17 Feb. 18 Feb. 23 i I Marketing school to start Monday Marketing of livestock and crops will be the subject of a school sponsored by the Humboldt County Extension Service and Adult farmer class. This school will consist of four different sessions to be held on Feb. 4. 11. 18, 25 at Humboldt High School with each session starting at 8 p.m., reports Norman Mokle- stad, Humboldt County Extension Director and Milan Petras, Vocational Agriculture Instructor. This series of meetings on marketing will cover a wide area of marketing problems to help to better understand different methods of marketing. Speakers for this school include Gene Futrell, Marvin Skadberg, and Robert Wisner. Extension Economists from Iowa State University and Vince Harrell, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Fort Dodge. This is an especially important school in light of the current economic environment with the uncertain farm prices and the rapidly rising production costs ahead in 1974 a basic understanding of futures marketing and contracting is important as a management tool. Even if farmers don't directly use contracting or futures markets it is important that they understand how futures relate to the contract prices grain elevators, live- stock'buyers and other agribusiness firms, offer. Topics to be discussed are: sources of market information, contracts, using futures to hedge grain and livestock Free Ticlcefe Iowa Power Farming Show Vittrim Memorial DM MoiMt, km February 6, 7, 1974 Sw Maahs Farm Supply HmnookH Zoning experts to speak during planning seminar of Planning and! Zoning Commissions Boards 6f Adjustment, and Boning Administrators will gather Thursday* Fe& 14, to learn of new developments and discuss problem areas in the administration of city and county planning and zoning. , Norman Moklestad announced that the seminar will be Held at the Starlite Restaurant in Fort Dodge, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. Included on the program will be a discussion of proposed Federal and State Land use legislation by Burl Parks, Planning and Development Specialist, Iowa State University. The second topic in the seminar will be covered by James B. Sinatra, Professor, Urban Planning Department, Iowa State University who will describe a recently developed \ computerized technique for collecting and , analyzing data used in land use decision making. Sharon Nail, appointee to the newly created State Board for City Development will present information on city annexation procedures as they will be handled by this new body. Following dinner, Burl Parks will discuss relationships and responsibilities of all the groups involved in administration of the zoning ordinance. A panel will discuss specific pfoblehi ftfefts in the administration Of their city or county ofdtftances. Included on the panel will be Richard Lanning, (Jftairman of the Humboldt County Planning and Zoning Commission; Stan Griffith, Jr.* Fort Dodge Planning and Zoning Commission; Ken Seymour, Fort Dodge City Planner; and Hip Kiifaepfei, Planning Director, Region XII Council of Governments, Carroll, Iowa. Moklestad, County Extension 'Director stated that those wishing to attend the seminar, should contact him at his office in Humboldt or by phoning him at 332-2201. ' Registration fee will be $4.26, paid at the seminar. Builders, lumber dealers .' '•••••* to discuss problem areas Current problem areas in the housing industry will be topics for discussion at an area conference for Home Builders and Lumber Dealers set Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to announcement made by Clarence Rice, Extension Resource Development Specialist for Iowa State University (ISU). The conference is cosponsored by County Extension Service Offices in the nine-county Fort Dodge Extension Area and The Fort Dodge Home Builders Association. Proceedings will begin with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the Starlite Restaurant in Fort Dodge followed by a presentation on "The Energy Crisis" by Dr. Charles P. Gratto, ISU Economist. A panel of energy suppliers including: Van Wasson, District Manager, Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric, Fort Dodge; Clint Fogde, Manager, Petroleum Marketing, Felco Land 0' Lakes, Fort Dodge; and Henry Lenning, Manager, REC, Humboldt; will discuss the local energy situation looking at both the availability and other aspects of the problem. Land Use Legislation and Housing will be the topic covered by Burl A. Parks, ISU Extension Planning and Development Specialist. Frank Augustine, Creston, Regional Director - Development, for the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation will make a presentation on "There's Money in Your Future" and bring builders and dealers current information on the cost and availability of financing for prices, using futures to hedge feed costs, current hedging possibilities, marketing products to get the best return and other marketing topics. Marketing school should be of real interest to all farmers, bankers, farm managers, landlords and anyone else interested in obtaining information on the marketing systems. Lunch will be served after the meeting. housing. Following the social hour and dinner, Dennis Montgomery, President of the Iowa Savings and Loan League will present "This Land is Your Land" and there will be a general discussion period on the future of housing, Following the social hour and dinner, Dennis Montgomery, President of the Iowa Savings and Loan League will present "This Land is Your Land" and there will be a general discussion period on the future of housing. Humboldt County Extension Director Norman Mokle- stad stated that the conference was the out growth of efforts, of a planning committee composed 1 of: Gene DeWitt, Humboldt; Mel Hanson, Boorte; George Hazel, Fort Dodge;.; James Hutchison, Fort Dodge; and Dean Prestemon, Ames. Interested persons may make reservations by contacting the Humboldt County Extension Office, or by calling 332-2201. Registration fee including meal will be $5. Bean industry creates good market development The value of soybean production in Iowa~ has increased from $271 million in 1963 to $1.5 billion in 1973, according to Cherokee farmer Dennis . Lundsgaard, _ secretary ',' American , Soybean Assn. Iowa farmer. He spoke at the annual meeting of the Farmers' Grain and Feed Dealers Assn. in Des Moines, Jan. 29. "That increase in value was made possible because of an increase in demand for soybeans. We could not have planted the additional acreage, nor could we have more than doubled the price paid to farmers without development of markets for soybeans," said Lundsgaard. "Your one-half cent per bushel program is working. It is giving soybean farmers a profitable cash crop that helps' balance production schedules. But what we must remember is that the demand for soybeans is not natural, it must be created; and increased demand is the first step toward increased price, or increased production." He cited Mexico as one example of market development. "We increased demand for American soybeans from zero to 18 million bushels in the past three years in Mexico simply by hiring Gil Harrison to represent American soybean farmers in Mexico City. "Our market development actiyity. in..,, .Taiwan has resulted ini^ 48 per cent increase in >'purchases of American soybeans by six members of the Taiwan' Vegetable Oil Assn. We brought them to the U.S. to see efficient processing plants, modern oilseed refineries, consumer-oriented marketing techniques and efficient transportaton and handling of soybeans. We later sent soy oil experts to Taiwan to show these people how they could make more profit by using soybeans. "That's market development. By showing these people how they could make more profit, from soybeans rather than palm oil, cottonseed, rapeseed or sunflowers, we created additional demand for soybeans," said Lundsgaard. At Home wHh Mary Jo by M»rv Jo f lromp«en Extension Home Kfonomist We're beginning our Planning for Retirement Meeting February 4. We continue consecutive Monday afternoons through March 4. Planning ^begins at an early age, so come now to plan for that dream. We've included many professionals to give you ideas and answer questions. Topics include: Why Plan?;VWill and Estates; Housing; Social Security; Health and Nutrition. Location is Gilmore City Methodist Church. Registration fee is $1.00. Call the Extension Office for more information. Care means longer life and beauty for wooden utensils. Clean an article thoroughly. Let it dry. Each 4-6 months, rub with several coats ' of vegetable oil and let dry. Clean a wooden article in soapy water soon after its use. Food drying can cause scratching or marring the finish. Let articles air dry prior to storage. Cutting boards may be rubbed with fine sandpaper to remove knife ridges where bacteria can grow. Children often have fears of going to the doctor or dentist. Some of those fears can be dispelled by reading books such as "Curious George Goes to the Hospital," or playing with puppets to work out fears. Sympathetic parents lessen a child's fright. In the office, it is usually best to let doctor or dentist take charge. They've had experiences with small children. Don't deceive a child of pain they may experience, but avoid dwelling on it. An old bulk-type sweater can be made into a stylish top. Machine stitch up the seams. Then machine stitch around the arm just beneath where you want the capsleeve to end. Then cut below this line of stitching. Roll the cut edge under and hem by hand. You can make the sweater smaller if you take the seams in if you sew fifst and theft cut. The ends won't tavel out or rim. F6f drying children's play- clothes, a slatted shelf near the back door is a good idea, then air can move easily through wet clothes to dry them. Use & pants hanger to dry wet slacks. Hang them in an open area to let them dry completely before you store them. When you dry wool mittens or other articles that might shrink, be careful not to put them in front of a direct heat source, like hot-air register. Knitted articles stretch if hung on a hanger when wet. So dry sweaters and other knitted articles flat. You can lay them on absorbent towels and turn it occasionally to speed the drying. Here are considerations in deciding on a well-built sofa. First sit down and wiggle in the seat. If the frame feels shakey under you or makes noises, it is poorly constructed. While you are sitting, see if your feet reach comfortably to the floor. And lean against the sofa back to see if it supports your back. Does the sofa support every place your body touches? You can check quality with your eyes too. If the outside of the sofa was carelessly made, then the inside quality may not be much better. For the best inner construction, look for a hardwood frame, one built with extra support in areas of stress. Iowa Lakes sets centers for farm class Spring Quarter classes in the Veterans' Farm Cooperative Program will begin Monday, Feb. 25, at nine attendance centers throughout the five-county area served by " Iowa Lakes Community College. Through the program, a veteran may attend classes for a maximum of 12 hours per week while still engaged in his current agricultural employment. Monthly benefits are paid The Church with • Worm Welcome . . Oak Hfl Baptist Highway 169 South Henry B. Nelson, Pastor Sunday, February 3 9:15 a.m. Sunday Bible School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service Sermon "A Light In The Darkness" 7:30 p.m. Evening Service CYF in charge "God Displayed In Nature" Tune in to "SPIRITUAL FOOTNOTES" each Saturday at 5:55 p.m. KHBT-FM A special opportunity to apply for the outstanding Farm Bureau Health Care Plan. More than 130,000 Ipwa Farm Bureau members have Blue Cross and Blue Shield protection equal to the best enjoyed by industry. If you are a Farm Bureau member or become one before February 22, 1974, you can apply for this same "breakthrough" coverage subject to health statement. Coverage includes best Blue Cross and Blue Shield benefits, plus major medical coverage and prepaid prescription benefits for post-hospital drugs. No waiting periods for accepted health conditions except maternity. Coverage effective March 1, 1974 at rates that have remained stable since June, 1972. But time is short. You have only until February 22, 1974. Find out today if you qualify. Contact your local Farm Bureau office or attend open house in your area. With health care costs what they are, it could well be the most important thing you do this year. OPEN HOUSE DATES Feb. 5, 12 and 19 TIME 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PLACE Farm Bureau Bldg. to I herbicide start with in corn and soybeans: /**-. Lasso Monsanto •v.__ .. •* . -^^^ Control grasses and other weeds, with no carryover. Lasso by itself controls giant, yellow and green foxtail and many other grasses, plus some broadleaves like pigweed. At full recommended rates. Lasso reduces competition from smartweed and lambsquarters. Even at full rates, Lasso gives you good crop tolerance—in both crops. And Lasso by itself leaves no carryover. For added broadleaf weed control, choose one of many labeled Lasso tank mixes — in both corn and soybeans. Lasso 'Monsanto Saturday. Feb. 2, ifffj, f1ti,HMftt»fdt tfl to the veteran at he atietid* classes. To be eligible for benefits, a veteran must have had At least 181 days of continuous active duty, any part of which occured after Jan, 31, 1956, or have been released v fforn active duty after Jan. 31, 1955, for a service-connected disability. Benefits paid are $17? per month for a single veteran, $208 for a married veteran, $236 for a married mart With one child, and $14 for each additional child. These payments are on the basis of a full class load of 12 credit hours. Classes meet from 7 to 11 p.m. three days per week during the winter, and for two days a week in the summer. Students in the program do not attend classes for four weeks during spring planting season and four weeks during fall harvest. The program is so designed as to provide classes within easy commuting distance throughout Area III. Attendance centers are located at Spencer, Swea City, Titonka, Algona, Estherville, Whittemore, Fenton, Emmelsburg and West Bend. Veterans interested in learning more about the Farm Cooperative Program should contact Agricultural Education, Iowa Lakes Community College, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536, telephone (712) 852-3554. Markets Grain Quotations, Jan. 31 Corn $2.86 Oats $1.28 Beans $6.00 include: Why Plan?; Wills and Estates; Housing; Social Security; Health and Nutrition. Meetings will be held consecutive Mondays, Feb. 4, through March 4. Gilmore City United Methodist Church is the location for the 2 to 3:30 p.m. meeting. Registration fee is $1 per couple to cover cost of material. Pre-registration is encouraged. Professional participants, respectively, include: Mary Jo Thompson, Extension Home Economist; Don Beneke, Attorney; Mary Yearns, Extension Specialist in Housing; M. A. Coady, Social Security Representative; and Marilyn Whittlesey, Public Health Nurse. More information is available from the Extension Office. Your Classified Ad Number Is 332-2514 Pre-retirement meeting set for this month Planning for retirement starts before the day one retires. Begin your planning by attending the series offered by, the extension service. Topics to be covered Decorating Problem? We'll help you coordinate furniture styles, colors and fabrics at no charge. Martin & Miller Inc. Home Interiors Buying a Home in the Country or in a Small Town? The Land Bank can now help finance existing homes or new ones, either in the country or in towns of 2500 people or less. If you qualify, there s no better place to get the money you need! Land Bank loans feature long term, low payments, and prepayment without penalty. Stop in and get the details. RURAL HOME LOANS Federal Land Bank Association Fort Dodge, Iowa .Glen E. Yates Manager LATSIDB7YNK EQUAL HOUSING LENDER Something Hew for Farmers 'til m il II i Through The Smith Insurance Agency High yield savings rooted in new insurance protection makes the piecemeal approach to insurance protection for your farm obsolete. In just one compact package you gain coverage against wide ranging perils to your home and personal possessions, your outbuildings, machinery and equipment and livestock, and protects you against liability judgments and medical expenses. Because this one policy does the work of many, you can make important savings in premiums. The SMITH INSURANCE AGENCY also writes FARMERS WORKMENS COMPENSATION insurance and can provide you with-full information about this coverage, without obligation. Call 332-1071 Humboldt Smith Insurance Agency Bill Merris

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