Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 23, 1953 · Page 16
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 23, 1953
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Bureau News and Views By Wonda Swat* Porker Prices Did you ever have a dress, blouse, a skirt or a jacket that just never looked and felt right? Chances are you have. The discomfort and unsightliness is most probably caused by the garment having been cut from fabric that was not on grain before the cutting operation began. One of the most important steps in a sewing operation is that of checking the grain's line. It will certainly solve many home-sewers headaches. Grain refers to the lengthwise and crosswise yarn used in weaving the cloth. These yarns should be at right angles to each other or "on the squares." Checks Grain To check the grain, start by straightening both ends of the cloth. You can do this by tearing the cloth or pulling a crosswise thread and then cutting along the thread line. Place the material on a square corner of a table or similar surface. Check to see if the lengthwise and crosswise threads stay at right angles when the material is spread flat and smooth. If so, then the material is on grain or straight and you may proceed. On the other hand if the material is off grain or not straight, it must be corrected. Fold the material in half lengthwise. You will note that the ends do not come together. Suggest Dampening Take hold of the short end and pull gently until it is the same length as the other. If you have •some one to help you, have them take hold of the other end and, with the material stretched full length, pull with a see-saw motion until the material is straight. If the material is very much off grain it may be necessary to dampen it and then pull it straight. If the material is cotton, fold it and place it in lukewarm water. Roll it in a towel, leave it for . eight hours, then pull it straight. Allow it to dry flat. For wool, roll the material in a damp towel, leave it for eight hours, then pull it until it is on grain and reroll it. Then lay it flat,being sure it is on grain or straight. After pressing, the material will be ready for the pattern. Post Calendar Following is the calendar of events for the Knox County Home bureau for the week ahead: Monday — First Niters, Mrs. In Week's Span Receipts of hogs are running considerably over the compara- Beula McGaughey, 260 E. Fremont l 11 ^? u 8 ht receipts of last week, St., 8 p .m.— HA. Tuesday — Williamsfield, Methodist Church at Williamsfield, 1:30 p .m.— HA; Lombard hobby meeting on "Weed Painting" at the home of Mrs. Leo Stein, 282 W. Dayton St, 8 p.m. Thursday—Annual meeting in Farm Bureau Auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m. Luncheon at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 12:30 p.m. Afternoon program will begin at 2 p.m. Ready With Answer Is this a question you need to have answered? Can I store frozen foods in the freezing compartment of my home freezer? The storage compartment is completely filled, and we do not want to rent locker space The freezing compartment may be used for storage if necessary, but it should not be used for longtime storage. Store there only foods that you plan to use soon. Usually temperature varies considerably in the freezer compartment during cycling, and temperature variation does not make for good storage. Then, too, the freezing compartment is generally more vulnerable to temperature rise in case of power failure. Estimate the load your freezer is equipped to handle. Usually the manufacturer's directions recommend the maximum load and also state where the load should be placed. A rule-of-thumb is to limit the freezing load to one-fifteenth or, at most, one-tenth of the total capacity of the freezer. This is usually the largest amount of food that can be frozen and reduced te storage temperature in 24 hours. By limiting the load, you will guard against too-slow freezing, Work of Nature's Tree Planters Noted Squirrels and chipmunks are nature's tree planters. When a squirrel finds more nuts than he can eat at once, he buries the surplus. Then the nut he forgets about may sprout into an oak, a hickory or a walnut tree. Where cone-bearing evergreens grow, the chipmunk stores several seeds in one spot. Two Oregon scientists have found this busy little fellow made up to 2,900 plantings an acre. READ THE CLASSIFIED ADS Abingdon: William Shea Jr., Rio; Max Thomas, Cameron; G. B. Thomas, Cameron; Jim Tulin, Rio; Art Wadham, Alpha; Mrs. Mona Weir and Lee Weir, Rio; Sidney Westerdale, Alpha: Elwood Wheeler, Maquon; Ralph Hawthorne-Ralph Anderson, Galesburg; Donald Cain, Victoria; Agnes Gustafson, Galesburg; Monroe Legate, Berwick; Mrs. Marlon Mustapich, Wataga; Harold Pearson, Abingdon; Brice I. Brownlee, Gerlaw; Art Forbes, Cameron; H. O. Griffith, KnoxviUe; Iver Johnson, Alexis; Lee Lynch, North Henderson; Henry Marshall, Avon; Dale Pitman, Alexis; Harley Pearson, Woodhull; James Rouse, Galesburg; W. P. Shugart, Gerlaw; Walter Smith, Galesburg; Elwood Wheeler, Maquon; Bob Bloomberg, Woodhull. Also, V. J. Brannan, DeLong and Rex Hopkins, KnoxviUe; Charles L. Dollinger, North Henderson; Stewart England, Abingdon; Sterling England, Abingdon; Tom Hoben, KnoxviUe; Anton Johnson, Alexis; Earl Judy, Little York; Virgil Kenney, Alexis; James C. Kenney, Rio; Ted Murk, Ab- Jngdon; Phil Moberg, Alexis; Donald [Nelson, Alexis; Harold Noonan, Alexis; Roy Winbfgler, Little York, and Earl Zude-Emery McCaw, Preemption. Genuine Calf-TeriaA NIPPLE PAIL and 10 lbs. of \ * NEW KAFF-A ($ - HIDR0LEXK REGULAR $5.00 VALUI Don't miss this opportunity to try the new Kaff-A with Hidrolex. No other feeding program—not «ven who)* milk— can giv» you th« tamo amazing results. In fact, Holittin heifers fed new Kaff-A averaged Vt faster growth than the Ragsdale whole milk standard for the same age... 10% faster growth than with the best milk replacer not containing Hidrolexl While this introductory offer lasts, you'll get a 3-week supply of Kaff-A with miracle Hidrolex plus a genuine Colf-Teria Nipple Pail for only $3.98 Instead of the $5.00 you'd usually pay. You'll discover how to grow calves that are not only bigger but better —growth/, slick-haired healthy heifers that can really step up the quality of your herd I ONLY ONE TO A CUSTOMER! GET YOURS WHILE SUPPLIES USTI it was pointed out Thursday by George B. Shea of the Galesburg Order Buyers in a livestock summary. Prices Thursday were approxi mately 75 cents below the corre sponding time of a week ago, which, in Shea's opinion, is a very small decline when considering the heavier receipts and very poor weather for heavy consump tion of meat. Shea said he noticed a few more heavy butchers in the run each week and it will not be too long before the spread in price will be considerably more than at the present time. Prices will no doubt work a little lower, especially when bad weather drives hogs out of the fields, but the overall picture looks good enough to keep lightweight hogs at home and sell hogs as they reach 200 pounds and up, he said. Beef Receipts Decline Receipts of cattle this week through Thursday are 23,000 less than last week, and despite the reduction in numbers, the demand has been extremely narrow and the market very dull. The reason due to the all-time high record cattle slaughter last week and very poor demand for dressed beef due to extremely warm weather, Shea observed. Following are some of the cus^ tomers who sold hogs on the Order Buyers market this past week: Harley Allen, Abingdon; H. A. Bow^ den, Hermon; A". G. Bloomberg, Woodhull; Stromberg and Cochran, Knox­ viUe; Stanley Derrisar, Cameron; Martin and Helm, Gerlaw; Jim Hottle, Little York; Dale Johnson, Rio; Raymond Johnson, Maquon; W. L. Kirkland, Woodhull; Thomas McGuire, Douglas; Lee Myers, Dahinda; Ford B. Perry, Abingdon; Leland Ray, Roseville; H. A. Schmalriede, North Henderson; Ernest Shook, Kirkwood; R. I). Sims, North Henderson; L. W. Stover, Viola; Elwood Wheeler, Maquon; Carl Asplund, Altona; Stanley Denisar, Cameron; Ross Fielder, Abingdon; Leo Flanagan, Monmouth; A. C. Hannah and Son ,ot Alexis; John W. Hanna, Gerlaw; Forrest Hammerlund, Altona Harry Helander, DeLong. Also, Vincent Holmes, Wataga; W-. L. Kirkland, Woodhull; Jack Lucas, Abingdon; Esther McCullough, Oneida; C. E. Moore, Abingdon; VirgU Van Winkle and L. C. Higgs, Maquon; Ralph Wolf Estate, Gilson; Frank Adams, North Henderson; Cloyd Bates, Alpha; V. E. Boock, Little York; C. B. Cole, Maquon; Gerald Clark, Maquon; Stanley Lenisar, Cameron; G. L. Granger, Lynn Center; Bert Gritton, Lynn Center; Harry Helander, DeLong; O. E, Hockensmith, Cameron; Harry Helander, DeLong; Lucille McBride and A. J. Howerton, North Henderson; Del and Rex Johnson, Oneida; Robert Johnson, North Henderson; George O. Johnson, North Henderson; Fred Klehna, Milan; James B. Lee, Monmouth; F. W. Morllng, Galesburg; Edwin Olson, Maquon; Wilbur Patty, Williamsfield; Clair Pottorf, Rio; C. R. Piekrel, Gilson; John S. V. Peterson and John Cushman, Alpha. Also, Scott Rader, KnoxviUe; Dewey *» Reed; Wataga; Harold Sensabaugh, Shapes Feeder Forecast for Months Ahead MARKET JUMBO WOODHULL SOW—Levi Nye, Woodhull, and his jumbo sow, named Marybelle, which weighed 1,000 pounds when it was recently sold on the Chicago market. The sow, the heaviest ever received on the Chicago market, brought $16, or a total of $160. Nye is a part-time farmer. His main occupation is operating an insulating machine at the Midwest Mfg. Corp. at Galesburg. GALESBURG, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1953 PAGE 16 MEET THE CHAMP—This 920-pound Shorthorn, above, brought $1.60 a pound at the AkSar-Ben Livestock Show in Omaha, Neb. He was judged Grand Champion over some 1000 steers. The show is the country's largest 4-H competition.' No Second Handling There's no double handling when corn is shelled this way. Shell about 120 bushels at a session, run shelled corn into a truck or wagon box and shunt cobs into the manure spreader fitted with 2-foot sideboards. The spreader should hold cobs from 120 bushels. Plan Officers' School For Henderson Units STRONGHURST — An officers* training school and a local leader training school are planned for next week for the Henderson County Home Bureau. The calendar includes: Monday at 1 p.m. Unit officers' training school and advisory council meeting at the Farm Bureau Building at Stronghurst. The meeting will be conducted by Miss Marian Sympson, assistant state leader of home economics extension. All unit chairmen, vice chairmen, secretary - treasurers, and county board members are urged to attend. j Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Local leader training school on "Under- j standing and Guiding the Pre-, school Child." The training school will be presented by Miss Margueritte Briggs, extension specialist in child development and parent education. The meeting will be held in the home adviser's office. Thursday 8:15 p.m. Rural Youth district meeting at the Farm Bureau building in Galesburg. Play It Safe Chances of falling are decreased when climbing a tree with a ladder if you take this tip from Capper's Farmer. Fasten the ends of a Francis A. Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist, declares that cattle feeding profits are "possible" next year if cattle numbers hold about steady. In an agricultural forecast for the months ahead, Kutish states in Capper's Farmer that Jan. 1 should see little change in total cattle numbers from the 93.4 million in the nation at the beginning, of 1953. "Normal cattle feeding profits are in store for the man with well-managed program," Kutish says. "The fat cattle market next spring should be about like that of last spring, even allowing for some drop in business next year." Allows For Plain Cattle The biggest chance for stubbing your toe on cattle feeding this fall probably lies "in paying too much" for plain cattle, reminds the farm economist. Gains will cost more than the pounds put on plain cattle will bring. So these cattle must be bought at a price which will net a sizable margin. , "Hog prices won 't dip as low this December as a year ago." Kutish predicts. "Farmers raised fewer hogs last spring and sold hogs at lighter weights this fall. This leaves fewer to be marketed at the time of peak runs in December. "Look for" the low spot in hog prices in late November or early December, However, there is little likelihood of really low spots this winter." Looks Over Other Products The milk supply is ahead of ex pectations, continues Kutish. Signs are that total milk output will be fully as large in 1954, so prices will be no higher and possibly lower than this year. Fall and winter egg prices will be about in line with those of a year earlier, the farm expert adds Farmers raised about the same number of pullets this year as last. The demand this fall and winter is not likely to change much. Sheep have the best outlook of the roughage-consuming animals where they fit in with the farm management plan, Kutish concludes. Because the number of sheep raised and slaughtered has been about the same, there has been no increase in numbers during the year. Corn Harvest Continues at Fast Pace More than 75 per cent of the Illinois corn crop has been picked, compared with just Under 60 per cent as of a corresponding date a year ago. Harvest has moved along rapidly, although increasing numbers of growers have been picking only in the morning in order to minimize dropping of ears and get cleaner shucking. The unseasonably warm and unusually dry weather also has created dangers of tractor and picking equipment catching fire. Make More Progress The cash grain areas of central and east-central Illinois have made more progress than other sections of the state, but the job is more than half done, in all district. Over 95 per cent of the soybeans have been combined. Harvest has slowed somewhat recently,, because most of the remaining acreage, primarily in the lower third of Illinois, was much later than the bulk of the crop. Wheat seeding has moved along, despite dry soil conditions—more than 85 per cent of the intended acreage has been sown, according to the state crop reporting service. Await Moisture Some growers are still waiting for more moisture and recent seedings are reported to be slow in germinating. Early seedings look quite promising, although they won't make much top growth until more moisture is available. I Plan Program For Illinois Sheep Growers Illinois sheep producers will meet at the University of Illinois Friday, Oct. 30, for their third annual Sheep Production Day. U. S. Garrigus, head of the sheep division at the College of Agriculture, says the day's aetivi. ties will begin about 9 a.m. with informal inspection of the animals and facilities at the sheep farm. Members of the staff at the college will discuss sheep research projects on the morning's program, starting at 10:30 at the stock pavilion, Garrigus reports. Some of the topics include antibiotic implants in newborn lambs, antibiotics in a creep ration, sulphur requirement of growing- fattening lambs, systems of feeding lambs, arid arsenic compounds in a lamb-fattening ration. To Give Contest Tally G. R. Carlisle, extension livestock specialist at the college, will summarize the results of the 1953 Illinois sheep production contest. He will discuss the good management practices that paid off in high returns in lamb and wool for the contest winners this year. Marketing will be featured at the afternoon discussions in the livestock pavilion. Dale Rouse, manager of the Illinois Wool Marketing association, Paris, will discuss wool preparation and Its effect on wool marketing. Garland „ „ . , .. , .Russell, head of the lamb depart- Fail plowing continues to bc| ment at Swl(t and Co>| Chicago, will talk about lamb marketing problems. Hereford Breeders Plan 3rd Field Day The third annual Northeast Missouri Hereford Breeders Field Day will be held Sunday afternoon on the fairgrounds at Memphis, Mo., with the day's events to start with a basket dinner at 12:30 o'clock. Other program features will in- length of chain firmly to both sides of the top of the ladder. The elude a type demonstration by a chain fits firmly against the tree representative of the Hereford As- trunk so the ladder doesn't slip sociation, herd bull exhibit and from side to side. 4-H and F.F.A. judging contests. most difficult, due to lack of soil moisture. Condition of pastures remains extremely poor. Plan Fulton Banquet ! To Honor 4-H Groups All Fulton County 4-H leaders and 4-H committeemen will be honored • at a banquet under the auspices of the Spoon River Electric Co-Operative Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the First Methodist Church in Canton. The banquet will feature a turkey dinner and all the trimmings. William Coolidge, assistant state leader of farm advisers, will give the main address. Awards will be given to the leaders at this time. Entertainment will be provided by 4-H boys and girls. READ THE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE 1952 WD Allis Chalmers TRACTOR and PICKER $1000 under list. CARROL OAKS 12 miles west of Galesburg. OUR THIRD CARLOAD POTATOES I&G ^TOO^S^u^hJtoiwiciry^^ FANCY REDS Get them off the car. 100-lb. Bag ._ Paul W. Gard, Owner It is estimated that 40 per cent of the homes in the United States have one or more dogs. Cobs can then be scattered on fields so that hogs get any grain that is left. DO YOU SUTOR-ORWIG FEED & SUPPLY Oaltiburg, III. HARDEN'S FEED STORE IFD, W«}«8»/ HI., H.nd#x*oa Corn.r» VICTORIA FARMERS ELEVATOR CO. Virion., lii. RAY'S FEED STORE Abingdon, III. GALESBURG POULTRY & EGG CO, Gtlttburg, Ml WASHABAUGH BROTHERS KnoxviJU, III. MAQUON FARMERS ELEVATOR CO. Mtquon, III. ROBERTS & LITCHFIELD Bio, III. GERALD WEAVER'S HATCHERY Wiili*m»fi*ld, III STEAMING, STREAMING WINDOWS? RUINED WOODWORK? SOILED DRAPES? PUDDLES ON THE FLOOR? Then •. • you need to Install SELF-STORING, COMBINATION STORM WINDOWS AND SCREENS Come in for Free Demonstration Today! FHA Terms to Suit Your Needs! SIMPSON - POWELSON LUMBER COMPANY Th$ Complete Building Material Store 159 S. Prairie St. — Galesburg, III. - Phone 4137 Feed Prices Reduced at DeForest DeForest- Pride 40% Balancer... Cwt. $4.95 DeForest Pride 40% Pellets - Cwt. 5.10 DeForest Pride 26% Pig Meal— Cwt. 4.50 DeForest Pride 26% Pig Pellets Cwt. 4.65 DeForest Pride Booster Meal..... . Cwt. 4.95 DeForest Pride Booster Pellets— _ Cwt. 5.10 DeForest Pride Pig Creep Starter, Sugar Injected Cwt. 5.95 DeForest Pride 20% Egg Mash... -Cwt. 4.35 DeForest Pride 20% Egg Pellets Cwt. 4.50 DeForest Pride Grower Mash Cwt. 4.45 DeForest Pride Grower Pellets... Cwt. 4.60 DeForest Pride Starter Mash Cwt. 4.55 DeForest Pride Starter Pellets.—. Cwt. 4.70 DeForest Pride Poultry Concentrate Cwt. 4.90 DeForest Pride High Energy Broiler Cwt. 4.30 DeForest Pride Poultry Fattener Cwt. 3.80 DeForest'Pride 16% Dairy— Cwt. 4.25 DeForest Pride 32% Dairy Concentrate Cwt. 4.50 Our Feed and Pellets are made Fresh Daily which helps maintain a constant high level of Vitamin Potency. We Use Borden's Formulas -o- If It's Borden's It's Got To Be Good COMPARE PRICES - COMPARE RESULTS - SAVE MONEY DeForest Feed & Seed Co. GALESBURG ABINGDON

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