The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 13, 1963 · Page 9
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STILL HITS THE BOTTLE — Peanuts, 3-year-old eat owned by Barbara Jean Stipp, still drinks milk from doll's baby bottle just as she did when she was kitten. Peanuts has had six litters of kittens since she was pictured as kitten drinking from bottle in The Herald three years •go. Here, Barbara Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stipp, 222 E. Logan, helps Peanuts with her bottle while a friend, Sandra Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery, 1137 N. Sycamore looks on. (Herald Photo) Clothing Popular 4-H Club Project By JUDY HAMILTON Greenwood Rockets "Let's Sew, It's Fun." This is the very first phase of our 4-H clothing project. What a wonderful beginning with the .thought of fun in mind. This clothing phase got our girls off to a good start six years ago when our club was organized. Clothing is one project I am sure will always be an outstanding project in the Greenwood Rockets. Our leader has urged us to spend two years on each phase, each year with more difficult garments. There are so many things we must know before we get to the garment stage. We must know how to thread a needle and knot the thread, how to baste (this is one thing our leader still believes should be done until we have had practice putting garments together) and how to operate our sewing machine property, such as winding bobbin, threading maching and adjusting the tensions. Each year our patterns become more of a lesson as we try to change them to different styles! This broadens our experience. We have several girls in the phase, "Planning a Wardrobe." This phase is a very interesting one. The clothing plan we must prepare has helped us so much. When we took actual inventory of our wardrobe we found some of us hadn't been very conservative in some of our purchases, especially where color and suitable accessories were concerned. Clothing not only teaches us how to sew but how to care for and wear what we have made. Care is a big thing. We must know how to launder if it is a washable garment, and ironing is a very important point. No garment looks completed until it has had a good pressing. Wearing it so it will look well, choosing the right accessories to match the garment and wearing garments appropriate for events and places are the most important points to being well groomed. You then can say proudly: "Yes I made this in 4-H." Conservation Comments Youth A Reason For Conservation By mVIN F. ROSS Work Unit Conservationist First of all I must apologize to the many 4-H members and leaders of the county. By the time it dawned on me that 4-H week was upon us, I had already forwarded my column to the paper. Realizing that belated greetings are an admission of forgetfulness, I do want to express my thanks to the 4- H people of the county for the wonderful job that they are doing- every day. If there is any doubt about why we are practicing conservation on o u r farms today we have only to I o o k at the eager faces of our 4-H m e m- b e r s. These shining eyes and ^railing faces surely deserve the fruits of the extra efforts we put forth today to leave them a heritage of which we can be proud. Several inquiries have come into the office recently relating to our work methods. Since the primary responsibility of the Soil Conservation Service is to service the needs of the farmers of the county, I think you are entitled to know how we assign priorities/ There are two broad categories of requests that we receive, those which are for ACP cost-sharing and those which are not for cost- sharing. Wt ar* charged with the r* Irvia Big Season For Jamaican 4-H' Lowell Slyter, Paola, an International Farm Youth Ex- ihange delegate to Jamaica, writes of his experiences. Lowell, 20, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H H. Slyter and a student at Kansas State University, Manhattan. He was a member of the Miami County Busy Beavers 4-H Club for 10 years and received a Sears Scholarship—The Editor. By LOWELL SLYTER As 4-H National Achievement IVeek (Easter Week) draws near iere in Jamaica, 4-H'ers (called clubbites) in all the parishes are gearing themselves to qualify for the parish team in the great celebration. To help them to be prepared for the elimination contests, a series of training courses have been organized by the 4-H staff in many of the areas. Jamaica is divided into 14 parishes which would be similar to our county divisions only somewhat smaller since the total land area of Jamaica is only about one-eighteenth the size of Kansas. Each parish selects a team to go to the National achievement competition much as we would take our projects to the state fair. No State dub Day For 4-H'ers Each county has a County Club Day. The top blues in each division are eligible for competition at Regional Club Day. County Club Day, at one time named Spring Festival, is open to any 4-H member in Franklin County who wants to participate. At Regional Club Day, those selected from County Club Days in the seven counties (Douglas, Miami, Johnson, Osage, Shawnee, Wyandotte and Franklin) compete for ribbon placings of Blue, Red and White. The top blues are not dsignated, however, those of unusual quality may be recommended by the judges at Regional Club Day to attend Round-Up at Kansas State University during the first week of June. There are 16 Regional Club Days held in Kansas,, and those recommended by the judges may or may not be selected to attend Round Up. The talent portion of Round-Up was previously held during Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson. Then it was necessary to change, and this event is held during Round-up. Those selected from Regional Club Day, by the judges, may be selected to attend by those planning the Round-Up program. Release New Switchgrass Variety Release of Kanlow, a new lowland switchgrass, has been announced by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. Kanlow is a tall, coarse, productive variety adapted to lowlands where flooding, high wa ter tables, or other excess water problems occur. It also performs well on upland where soils are not too thin or droughty. Seed that led to the new variety was collected by a Soil Conservation Service scientist from plants in a lowland site near Wetumka, Oklahoma, in 1957. They were increased in isolated plantings at Kansas State University. Kanlow is particularly leafy and vigorous and retains its green color late in the season. The isolated (for purity) planting is being maintained as a source of breeder seed. Dry matter yields of Kanlow and other switchgrasses at K- State in 1962 in tests on irrigated land were Kanlow, 6,207 pounds per acre; Pangburn, 4,683; the average of three experimental lowland strains, 4,846; Caddo, 4,138; and Blackwell, 2.940. Kanlow is not intended to replace upland varieties like Cad do and Blackwell but to supplement them by being adapted to wet situations. Though primarily a soil conservation crop, Kanlow also can be used for pasture or hay. The projects here deal more with the skill in preparing the article where ours is more in the exhibition of the finished product. For example, when a grl is taking clothing in the States she would exhibit a completed dress at the fair. Here, she is given the materials and the machine and she actually makes the dress at the competition in front of the judges. This really shows if the person knows how to do it or not. Due to the shortage of finances, many of the projects are carried on as a club project and not on the individual basis. In many cases, such as "cattle judging" or "milking of a cow," the members may have never milked a cow before coming to the training day. Very often it is because the family farm has no cattle and, therefore, the clubbite has no chance to develop a skill in the project beforehand. In many of the parishes the raining days are held at one of the old "great houses." These 'great houses" are the old mansions of the sugar estates built in the 1800s. Due to the abolishment of slavery, many of these arge houses have been neglected. Also, many of the small sugar estates have been consolidated into larger ones, leaving no one interested in keeping them up. At one time in the parish of T'relawny, where I am now living, it is said there were 99 sugar estates, each having its own sugar mill. Now there are only two sugar factories operating in the parish. Since many of the houses are now vacant, the 4-H club has been given permission to use some of them for training days. Last week I attended one of the training programs at the old great house on the Orange Valley Sugar Estate. Although some of the facilities were makeshift, training proceeded for the club- bites. The boys had to sleep on rough wooden benches covered with burlap bags, and the girls had only a few cots. Only one sewing machine was available for the sewing lessons, but no complaints were heard from the clubbites. It made me stop and ask myself, "What would the Kansas 4-H'ers say if they were in these circumstances? Would they do as well as members here do?" Over the 3-day period instruction was given in dressmaking, fabric - painting, cattle judging, cow milking and planting of crops. In the crops area demonstrations were given in the planting and care of permanent crops such as coffee and citrus fruits. Also, preparation of nematode- free banana suckers was shown. Some of the boys were given their first chance to drive a tractor. Even though the crops were "foreign" to my Kansas type of agriculture, I enjoyed attending the camp and was able|tn( nirfp some with the cattle project THE OTTAWA HERALD. ; Wednesday, March 13, 1M& SPECIAL STOCKHOLDERS MEETING In Memorial Auditorium Basement THURSDAY. MAR. 14 8:00 P.M. Drawing of Door Prizes at Beginning and close of meeting. Refreshments Served OTTAWA ASSOCIATION 302 N. Main CH 2-5171 The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. sponsibility of servicing all needs where ACP is involved. To assure that you are eligible you must make application before starting the practice. When your application is received in our office we schedule a time to contact you and make a determination of your needs. In most CMC* the necessary layout is done at the same time, and you can proceed with your arrangements with a contractor for the construction. After construction we again check to determine that the practice is completed properly. These requests involving ACP normally receive priority for servicing. Requests for our services where ACP cost - sharing is not involved are taken care of as rapidly as is possible without interfering with the ACP requests. We recognize that these are, in many cases, just as important and try to give them the same careful attention. However they must, by necessity, be worked into our schedule along with the ACP requests. Whatever your needs, if you feel you have a conservation problem, you are encouraged to get in touch with this office. Only by knowing your needs can we then proceed to work out a solution along with you that is acceptable to all concerned. Our objective, and we hope yours, too, is to use each acre of land within its capabilities, and to treat each acre according to its needs for its protection and improvement Public Sale We are quitting farming, we will sell at the farm 7 miles West and 2 South of Osawatomie or 9 East and 2 South of Princeton or 1% Northeast of Lane on— Friday, March 15, '63 (Starting at 1:00 O'clock) MACHINERY — M-M tractor recently overhauled; M-M mounted plow and cultivator; M-H grain drill; Kraus 12-ft. disc., nearly new; Clipper combine; 2 four wheel trailers; weed sprayer; J.D. folding 4- section harrow; 1952 2-ton Chevrolet truck, with stock racks and grain bed; manure spreader; Case side delivery rake; Gehl PTO grinder; Sears garden tractor. MISCELLANEOUS — Hog feeders; individual farrowing pens; pig brooders; breeding crate; 3 water tanks; tank heaters; Myers water system; 100-ft. good V 2 " cable and block; 25 ft. V 2 " good cable; screw jacks; belts; electric chick brooder; hen nests; hog troughs; hay feeders; feed bunks; calf stanchion; hay elevator; grain elevator; plastic pipe; wood saw for tractor; slop cart; pump; oil barrels, one with pump; electric motors; iron kettles; some hay. HOUSEHOLD GOODS — Piano with stool and bench; beds; springs; mattress; chemical toilet; nearly new Sears air purifier and other items too numerous to mention. Terms: Cash Not Responsible in Case of Accidents E. E. WICKSTROM, OWNER Auctioneers: Myers Bros. First National Bank of Ottawa, Clerk LUXURY CAR: RIDES, RESPONDS AND LOOKS LIKE IT OUGHT TO COST A RANSOM You're looking at our Impala Super Sport Convertible which, along with its cousin the Sport Coupe, absolutely embarrasses higher priced cars. That special trim and those front bucket seats merely hint at the comforts you find in every Impala SS. Performance? It's remarkable, an understatement we can afford when there are 7 engines to choose from. One of which is the popular 340-hp Turbo-Fire 409*, a wizard in traffic and a joy on the open road. And others all the way up to 425 hp*. If you want an extra flourish or two, mull over extra-cost options like floor-shift four-speed manual or Powerglide transmission, Positraction rear axle for better road adhesion, fade-resistant sintered-metaTnc brake linings, and a tachometer to relay what's cooking up front. Just before you rush off to your Chevrolet dealer, may we remind you that both Impala Super Sports offer the new Comfortilt steering wheel*. You adjust it to suit your driving style, flick it out of the way for easy entry and exit. All three Chevrolet series—Biscayne, Bel Air and Impala—deserve a long look. Super Sports almost demand it. Super Sport equipment* available on both Impala Convertible and Sport Coupe. •Optional at extra «Mt NOW SEE WHAT* NEW AT YOUR CHEVROLET DEALEI MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS, INC 412-418 South Main St. Ottawa CH 2-3640

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