Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 23, 1953 · Page 15
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 15

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 23, 1953
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Raw Material From Corn in Growing Season Helps Save Honey Crop for Berwick Beekeeper King corn which makes hundreds of things essential to everyday life can take another bow for its importance as far as a Warren County beokecper Is concerned. The Warren County apiarist — Charles Sheldon of Berwick—was concerned this season over theMack of White Dutch clover and sweet clover to furnish an adequate amount of honey nectar for his colonies of bees, and figured he would have to feed the needle- tailed honey producers sugar If they were to survive through the winter. However—thanks to King corn —the bees made up the deficiency in the required nectar for the season's honey crop from sap running from stalks of the growing corn crop. Provides Benefit Sheldon said corn benefits the bees in their search for nectar at a certain growing stage when stalks crack open to release sap in the plant. Developed from a hobby started 20 years ago, beekeeping is a sub stantial business for the Berwick man, who also owns 320 acres of farm land, lie farms on a 50-50 basis with another individual in the production of grain and live stock. The honey processing plant is located in the backyard of the Sheldon residence in Berwick, while the colonies of bees are located in a field a few miles cast of his home. Maintains 30 Colonics Sheldon currently owns around 30 colonies of bees, with each colony averaging approximately 50,000. The Berwick man, who has built up a modest library on the subject of bees and also authored a paper volume dealing with the subject, explained that a colony of bees is made up of three distinct classes of bee people: 1. Upward of 100,000 worker bees (undeveloped but potential females). 2. A few hundred drones (male bees). 3. A so-called queen (fully developed female). Start Early In his volume on bees and their habits, Sheldon noted that the worker bees start their life of usefulness at an early age. Confined within the limits of their apartment house home, they act as nurse bees to the young larva that are growing in the honey comb cell in the lower part of the hive and later hatch out as young bees. The young bees are housekeep ers and comb-builders of the col ony. Later in life, they are re HOUSES EQUIPMENT FOR PROCESSING CROP—Charles Sheldon, ISerwick apiarist, pictured in honey house where he processes the honey after the crop is deposited by the bees in "supers" or partitions of hives in which the bees store the product. Equipment in left foreground is uncapping tank where the caps that seal the honey are removed. At the left of Sheldon are machines which extract the honey and clear it of wax, with storage barrels shown at far right in rear. SHELLANE BOTTLED GAS BERG'S Phone 8-1305 258 E. Simmons St. leased from these duties and are allowed to try out their wings. Studies Production The queen was described as the hardest working bee of the colony. The queen mother is capable of depositing upward of 2,000 eggs a day in the honey comb cells; one in each cell. Only one drone bee is needed to fertilize a queen during her lifetime. In a study on the honey production by hives, Sheldon found that hives produced an average of 50 pounds a year. The flow of honey extends for about a 3-month period in the summer. Honey in the hives is deposited in "supers" or frames for harvest of the crop. During the production period, hives must be inspected weekly, particularly to maintain an adequate supply of "supers" to handle the crop. Extracts Fluid After the stored honey is moved to the processing plant, the caps that seal the honey in the cells are sliced off. A centrifugal whirler then extracts the fluid from the uncapped combs. The extracted honey then is heated in a clarifier at a temperature of 130 degrees. It is strained twice before being poured in jars. Bees are able to continue honey production without stopping to re build cells, as the combs are put back in the hives after they are uncapped. When combs are no longer usable for refilling, they are sold for bees wax. Build Up Cells A flooring material of bees wax about one-eighth of an inch in thickness is originally placed in the "supers" to help give the bees an assist in the construction of cells. The bees eventually build up the ceils about eight times the original thickness of the manufactured flooring. Sheldon, a former deputy state bee inspector for Warren, Henderson and Mercer Counties, esti­ mates'there are about 200 beekeepers in this section of the state, with the number gradually decreasing each year. The Berwick apiarist as a hobby has demonstrated his ability in painting murals and portraits in oil colors. His work recently was on exhibit in Galesburg and Monmouth. The display also included effective designs with sea shells collected off the Florida coast. He and Mrs. Shtldon visit in Florida each year. READY FOR WINTER—Apartment house homes of bees located in a brush-covered area on the Sheldon farm. The Berwick apiarist maintains 30 colonies of the honey-producing insects. (Photos by W. B. Carithers, Register-Mail cam- craman.) Report Given on New Product Claimed to Speed Animal Growth A new high-energy ingredient as that speeds animal growth much as a third, reduces costs, and -promises substantial saving Proclaim Crop Acreage Ruling GALESBURG, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1953 Farm Leader Questions 2-Price Plan A new farm program based on] 2-price system might have worked during the 20*s, but involves too many problems to be workable today, Charles B. Shuman, president of the Illinois Agricultural Association, says. Shuman, in his monthly editorial in the I.A.A. RECORD, points out that the 2-pricc system, with a subsidy or lower price for the portion of a crop that is exported, might result in serious friction with our allies. "A simple fact, which is often overlooked, is that foreign nations do not want to become a dumping place for our surplus production," Shuman writes. Almost all nations depend more upon their own farmers for food than upon imports. Sees Loss of Friends "Thus, they will protect their own agriculture from our bargain pricing by the application of quotas and embargoes. Several of our best friends, such as Canada and Australia, produce and sell tne home * arm " sh °t through with wheat at the world price," the IAA rhinitis," as the farm magazine president says. phrases it. "A sure way to lose friends and I ? der look « d /<"" new stock in make enemies would be to under- v f"> us purebred herds, but many mine the world market by subsi- of the ^ he Y, lslt £ d hi ? d i h ? d ' sease ' PAGE M Stark County Hog Grower Sets Record The November issue of Capper's Farmer magazine is telling farm readers how Orvilie Ioder of near Bradford made somewhat of a record last spring when he weaned 209 pigs from 19 sows. That's exactly 11 pigs to a litter. The young Stark County farmer made this record with a new kind of hog, created by the merging of six inbred synthetic lines of hogs dizing export dumping." Shuman points out that another very difficult problem in connection with any 2-price plan is the method of financing. "Taxpayers ;,,„„ u — t i . :i J: i _..«. liner would not long permit direct sub ner Prairie Farm which shows possibilities for boosting the profits of hog raisers. Get It Covered If you're short on storage space and have to leave the portable elevator exposed to the elements, protect it with a "roof." Sheets of metal roofing, shaped to form a hood, can be lapped and fastened Churches Set To Recognize CROP Sunday The Christian Rural Overseas Program will be formally recognized this Sunday, which has been dedicated as CROP Sunday. Attention to this observance was drawn by the Rev. Donald Caspers, pastor of the Methodist . . , -.. , , -. .Church at Victoria, and chairman hat were tailored by experiment f t „ CROp ^ t in Knox stations for top carcass quality. ' County Hit by Rhinitis He said pastors will call attention to this great humanitarian But we're getting ahead of the i movement in their messages to story. The story dates back to the j congregations this Sunday, time when Ioder got back fromi CROP Week also has been des- military service and found hogs onjjg na t e d to start Sunday to run through Saturday when solicitors will be engaged in a canvass in the entire county to accept donations of corn and money in lieu of commodity donations, the Rev. Caspers said. He explained that the county quota is a carload of corn for needy people throughout the world, regardless of race or creed. Those who solicit for this cause may well be called "ambassadors of Good Will," the Victoria clergyman pointed out. He added: "CROP believes that a starving person is not interested in any particular ideology. He is interested in obtaining bread. If we go ahead and help them to the best of our ability, we are sowing the seeds, not only for a better understanding' with these people, but for eventual peace and friendship among all nations on earth." too. Then he heard that Conner Prairie Farm at Noblesville, Ind., had a disease-free herd. Gilts and a boar he bought there helped him produce the record of 11 pigs per ., , .. - , . . i The story goes on to describe sidy from the federal treasury. U development of lean-type hogs rhe on y other means of payin g l at state colle ges, and reports on the cost would be to levy a perj the breeding system used at Con bushel tax on wheat growers. This - - - — tax would be very unpopular and difficult to collect," Shuman claims. Considers Illinois Corn Discussing proposals to subsidize wheat used in livestock feeding, Shuman says that "Congressmen from the western areas do not want a single acre of their marginal production eliminated, but are perfectly willing to destroy the market for Illinois corn. "Corn can compete with wheat as a feed in a free market. We should oppose to the limit any two or multiple-price plan that is based on subsidizing wheat feeding in competition with corn," Shuman concludes. Females Average $290, Bulls $314 in Polled Shorthorn Auction Fifty-two animals were consigned to the annual Fall Sale and Show of the Illinois Polled Shorthorn Breeders Association last Saturday at Normal. Twenty-one bulls consigned to the sale averaged $314, while the females averaged $290. Monarch Robin 23rd, consigned by A. C. Scholl of Colmar in McDonough County, was acclaimed as the champion bull. Pecharich Bros, of Good Hope exhibited the champion female, Sultana Cumberland 16th. The top-selling bull, Juggler's King 5th, consigned by Pecharich Bros., went to Dewitt and Mansfield of Decatur, for $950. The top-selling female, Sultana Cumberland 16th, also from the was sold to New Winter Wheat Indiana and Oklahoma Experiment Stations this fall are releasing new, high-yielding winter wheat varieties. Knox, a soft red winter wheat, will be available after the 1954 harvest. Concho, the new Oklahoma hard red winter wheat, will be available after the 1955 harvest. Knox County Home Bureau Plans to Note 20th Year of Work The Knox County Home Bureau will note its 20th year of organization at its annual meeting Thursday here in the Farm Bureau Russian merchant established trading posts in Alaska shortly after the voyage of Vitus Berling in 1741. ELGIN WATER SOFTENER Provides all iho soft wattr you want — both hot and cold. No changing of tanks. No monthly service calls by service men, Savea up to 75% on soapl in It 1M* REGENERATES ITSELF AUTOMATICALLY We Service and Repair All Makes of Water Softeners Drop in tomorrow and let us explain how easy you can own one of America's finest water softeners. - FREE WATER ANALYSIS - L_ ELCIN WATtfH CONDmOMEHS 226 E. Main St. Phone I-14S1 WASHINGTON (UP)—The Agriculture department has ordered has been introduced to livestock farmers to comply with federalj Buijdin S Auditorium. The meeting feeders. acreage controls on all six basic; wi11 start at 10 am -> with Mrs Heifer calves receiving the new crops next year to qualify for price iM |rrm^^oland, county chairman, Mrs. Warren Mynard, of Oneida, one of the Illinois delegates to this mounting farm'su'rpluscs'by stay-jvear's triennial meeting of the Asing within their acreage allotments.'sociated Country Women of World ingredient in milk replacer during supports on any one the eight weeks' nursing period are reported to have gained weight 33 per cent faster than their "sisters." The latter were on a standard whole-milk diet, but otherwise raised under identical conditions. Pigs receiving the ingredient in weaning and finishing feeds reached an average market weight of 200 pounds one month earlier than usual, permitting advance sale when markets were up. Results with poultry were described as equally dramatic. Scientists of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and a dozen state experiment stations at agricultural colleges are test-feeding the new ingredient, known by the product name of Hidrolex.' Officials Hear Woes Of Potato Growers WASHINGTON (UP) — Potato growers and handlers met with Agriculture Department officials today on what to do about the potato surplus. They are particularly worried about possible greater supplies of potatoes next year if normal wheat, cotton and corn acreage, limited by federal controls, is planted to potatoes. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson greeted the potato growers, shippers and wholesalers as they began their two-day meeting Thursday. The ruling will put added pressure on farmers to help cut It marks the first time "multiple compliance" has been required for price supports on the basic six crops—wheat, cotton, tobacco, corn, rice and peanuts. All except rice face acreage allotments next year. The new regulation — issued Thursday — means, for example, that a farmer growing wheat and corn will have to stay within his individual acreage allotments for both crops to be eligible for price supports on either crop. Eligibility ior price supports on non-basic crops will not be affected. A farmer will still get price supports for his oats crop even though he allotment. exceeds his wheat in Toronto, Canada, will tell of her experience while there. She will also give some of the purposes and efforts of the association in the present world problems. Mrs. Mynard is the retiring secretary of the county Home Bureau, and treasurer of the Illinois Home Bureau Federation. Luncheon will be served at noon in the dining room of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Luncheon reservations were requested to be made by today. The morning business session will include the consideration of proposed changes in the organization's by-laws and the election of officers. Douglas Gay Heads Hereford Association J. Douglas Gay Jr., Pine Grove, Ky., a lifelong Hereford breeder, Tuesday assumed the presidency of the American Hereford Association, The Kentuckian was named to succeed Herbert Chandler of Baker, Ore., at the association's annual banquet and meeting in the Muehlebach Hotel w Kansas City. J. H. Cunningham of Marshall, Va., was named vice president. Association members re-elected Gay, Cunningham and Dale Carithers of Mission San Jose, Calif., to World's Most Sensational Welding Discovery... r F «g 200 AMPS and MORE! Hand-Portable Plug Into 110 or 220 AC ^ Ap'^* 1 ^ ™ 1 Line and Presto — You're ^fif' Ready io Weld. r « FARMERS • INDUSTRY # PLUMBERS • MECHANICS r1T£Z • CONTRACTORS — • » CALL FOR _ FREE DEMONSTRATION • ELECTRICIANS «.».:.__.._"_:.— & SUPPLY STREET 366 E. Simmons St. CITY Galesburg. 111. STATE Dial 9244-2 3-year terms on the board of directors. New member elected to the board is Earl Monahan of Hyannis, Neb., a veteran commercial and purebred operator in the Sandhills, to fill the unexpired term of E. F. Fisher of Detroit, who resigned owing to the press of other duties. -SKELGAS- The Most Famous Name) In Bottled Gas LUKE'S 45 South Prairie Street 30 Years in Downtown Galesburg over the elevating section. The shield does not interfere with op- Pecharich herd, eration of the elevator and saves Charles Zeedyk, Gilson, for $625 the trouble of moving and storage. Jess Peebles, Smithville, Ark., judged the show. Auctioneers The U. S, federal government were J. E. Halsey, Des Moines, owns more than half the land in Iowa, and H. P. Miller, Dan-, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Ore- ville. Hal Longley was sales gon and Wyoming. , manager. YOUR Best Cream Market BEATRICE FOODS COMPANY 106 South Chambers Si. CRITIC SUPER BABY PIC STARTER Folks all over are telling about the bigger, healthier pigs they got last spring from Critic Super Baby Pig Starter HERE'S WHAT ONE SAID: * Really gets baby pigs on solid feed extra earfyt I creep fed at 3 days! They went fori! in a big way- weaned themselves at 6 weeks-averaged 40pounds.* -JM4 HENNEHfENT. Rfi#l GAtES&URG, ill. '3.55 50 Lbs. AND HERB'S ANOTHER: ^Three-hundred and fifteen pigs were farrowed by 32 of my sows hst spring. I kept U (CriSc Super Baby fig Starter) before them from birth til they were six weeks old At that time they weighed from 35 to 40 pounds. They ate about 4 to 6 pounds each. », Uswti was a mighty small Uem." •WHSUfiN BKWFr, M #% 8U5HVJUE, lit. BABY PIGS LOVE IT... 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