Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 21, 1970 · Page 35
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 35

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, May 21, 1970
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World's Largest Planter Spiral-Shaped Field of Spuds Is Experiment of Nunn Farmer If Jean Eichheim of Nunn has his way Weld County will regain its lop posilion in potato production in the near future. To do his part he has built the world's largest potato planter, a 10-row machine w h i c h he pulls with a 100-horsepower crawler tractor, at about three miles an hour. His farm is oul- side Ihe-normal potato district. Unique is his method of plant- Ing, also. His experimental field contains 135 acres which are under sprinkler irrigation. He is planling the field in one continuous spiral with the 10-row machine. He also plans a 10- row cullivalor to work Ihe crop which will be harvested with regular two-row harvesters. Since 1924 A dryland grain farmer in the Nunn area since 1924, Eichheim is accustomed to operating with large machines. The tool bar to which he has attached the five two-row planters was originally designed as a d r a w b a r for chisels, rodweeders and grain drills. It is supported on sep-i arate wheels and has provisions for attaching several like machines for working the ground or for sowing. The potato hiller has 10 chisels for reaching moist soil which are followed by the plant- lers. Two discs behind each planler throw a mound of dirt over the seed. Eichheim used a seven-bottom moldboard plow to prepare the ground which was then floated. He plowed down a complete fertilizer based on soil analysis and expects some carryover of nitrogen from a bean crop which he raised on the soil last season. He also has made provision for side dressing. The sprinkler system works from three wells which pump into a common reservoir. Water from the reservoir is boosted by pump to Ihe overhead sprinkler system which travels in a circle from the center of the field. LOADING THE PLANTER-Workers load the bins of the Id-row polalo planter on the Jean Eichheim farm northwest of Nunn. The planter, believed to be the largesl in Ihe world, requires a 100-horsepower crawler tractor for power. Planter is made up in two units of four and one unit of two in the center. Rows on all the planters are 34 inches except that space between the two-row unit at center and the outside four-row units is 40 allow a variety of tractors to be operated in the field.' No potatoes are planted directly behind the tracks of the tractor. Eichheim also plans to build a 10-row cultivator to cullivate he crop which is planted in a circle in the 135-acre field. (Tribune photo by John Dugan) The Front Runners for UAW Presidency Are Good Friends By A. F. MAHAN Associated Press Writer DETROIT ( A P ) - Douglas A. Fraser and Leonard Woodcock, the next UAW convention in a pension of $400 a month at age April, 1972. Woodcock and Fras- " ' ' " " er are both seasoned in pasl bargaining negotiations with Ihe the front runners for the presi-'industry Big Three -- General dency of Ihe United Auto Work-j Motors, Ford and Chrysler, ers Union, are close personal So is Vice President Ken Ban- friends with a high regard for non, head of the Ford Depart- each other's ability. jnient, who mighl become a con- Both dedicated zealols of the tender if an unexpected voling organized labor movement, they have long experience and Ihe respect of auto industry leaders as well as their union colleagues. Fraser is 53, Woodcock 59. deadlock were to develop. Whichever wins will face an almost immediate testing since three -- year contracts with the Big Three expire next Sept. 14. Under the union's constitu- Thn 25-mcmber UAW e.vecii- lion, Secretary-Treasurer Emil 60 for a worker wilh 30 years' service. Woodcock, who heads the General Motors Department, has led the UAW's team in taking on Ihe world's largest industrial corporation since 1956. Woodcock was born Feb. 15, 1911, at Providence, R.I. lie came to Detroit with his family in 1926 and did some undergraduate work at Detroit City College, now Wayne Stale. Moving up through the ranks of his local union, Woodcock attracted the attention of Reuther, Scotland, Dec. 18, 1916, came lo Ihe United States al lhe|Ashlon, 197; fourth was Darrel! dairy judging team member;'spit ... stand by helplessly. age of 6, when his family sellled D e v e r, Plalleville . Golden in Detroit. He quickly was elected a steward in his local union, then advanced lo chief steward,I Miss Erickson tallied 263 ; stalc winning recording secretary and finally points out of a possible SOO.Imember. live board is expected to choose | Mazey took over as acting presi- W lio made him an administra- one of these two vice presidents dent upon Reuther's dealh. Friday to succeed Walter P.I Fraser, who heads the Chrys- Reuthcr, who headed Ihe 1.6 mil-iler Department, has been in- lion-member UAW for 24 years before his death in a plane The winner serve until volved in bargaining with thai automaker since 1958 and in 1964 teamed wilh Reuther lo win live assislanl in 1946. Region 1-D, encompassing western Michigan, which lifted him lo executive board membership Castro Admits He May Not Reach Vaunted Sugar Mark Thurs., May 21, 1^70 GREELKY TRIBUNE Paw Focus on Feeders Red Potato Seed Eichheim hopes lo lake vantage of the red polalo mar-, ket this year for which there has been a shortage of seed, j ^ Seed is being oil and treated j r^d by Ihe 0. L. Cogburn Potato hours TMBv auio"niobiTe" at nighl, Co. under the guidance of Jerry 1 - : Cogburn in Eaton. on By Eddie Collins The trip (o the Chicago loop Chicago Stockyards hog division j m n U rilies VV iy commercial airplane from closing. I wanted to see and!: ran » a i\',t\(. (ed Oak, Iowa takes 10 to 12 j sense conditions first hand. MTM u/hi'i Housing was communal -mixed dozens to a flat. All rejected the war, Nixon, Daley, the draft, soap and water. None expressed belief in God .. . all wanted to save the country from the industrial Work:' Why? That If the experiment proves feasible, Cogburn has promised to seek potato chip and other outlet markets in future years. Eichheim lias nearly 1,000 acres, lying in a north-south strip a half mile wide northwest of Nunn which he will devote to jolatoes if the experiment is iuccessful. His switch to potatoes is an effort to find a substitute for wheat and small ;rains which are under government acreage controls. Weld County once was the eading potato producing county' n the state. It lost its supremacy to the San Luis valley in he early 1900s when blight hit the crop. By the time a cure was found, growers had switched to crops. sugar beets and other . Most whites were "in" Farmer Moms - feeder Moms] co |legc, yet most had not al- about eight . or hit the . forget the Chicago Stockyards, tended" since the Democratic morning turnpike traffic, 10.l T |,at is done. Kaput. Your! nom inations. Three blacks at- That is lime and distance. In problem sits right on thosc![ en( i Roosevelt College across m o r a 1 1 1 y , no measurement concrete steps at the Art In-1 and down the street, exists. , , , , . . 'slitute and places like it. j Two bearded "wierdn" lefl- The trip past the Chicago Art Abo(Jt se( , ()n(1 day j nanded assoc j a te professors Institute on Michigan Avenue l d r i v i nor(n on Michigani i n a r c h e d . Both half-bald, gives a laugh But stop, sit and' j saw this revolving massibiootic. lean and scrasElv. One visit stomach. that takes a again saw this revolving masslbioplic, lean and scraggly. One ""£; of squalor. This time, hundreds, icalled me a "capitalistic pig" _ . . , T , ,,. j circling on the sidewalk. Again -- me, who lives day to day Driving by I laughed. There ! f r o m a block j laugned !. . . hopefully existing. The sal the psuedo-mlellects. Boys: B|jt (hen , SQW U|e s j n s T|]E o(her n)ud | ar i mitted lle had and girls, men and young pn)ud | y ar i mitted rls, men and young words used angered me quicker,. never, never worked other than sal on me Steps, .ne. rnmnlpfclv lhan snvfhinff e r a d e nanen; and teach . . . . . . . .- ., . um/ic completely than anvlhing g r a d e papers and teach hippies and yippics taking their^ h;lvc cyor ^ exp , rienm |. ' 6; .socioiogy. His thing, demonstra- daily pot openly, defiantly' .'tinno natinmviHp - - · - · - · · ' ''"'"· letter words. The worst i t l o n s ~ naiionwmc. Doing their "thing" in Four suiting the decency of America. Resisting all authority, all ventions. I did laugh crazy, crazy kids. '" lhc °P en ' in broad dav -| So farm verlising Chicago was TV, agents and stockyards. I concern about Lori Kreps, Geenine Erickson Win 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Moms, forget ''ilifihl. Where you urge your w i f e j C n i c a go hog yards. The t h r ' I and kids to visit - for art. WordsiP ° ' ! u ' ' ° n experts helped ithat I have seldom heard even,eliminate them. Kaput. But d in Ihe supposed rough cattle'Please, do not relax on home 1h " ! business. Traffic moved me on and k 'ds and flag. If politicians ,.''] but I delermined to go back, j w i l t in the heat-thought of these he Next morning on those steps ^ f e e n ff? h'ltmg the voting --.I visited with dozens upon' a ^' , we ', b e ln lrouble , :dozens. Blacks, whites, male,! N f tur11 '- n ° ° ne llke s TMr female. They had several ~ m " we noticeable things in common. All smelled -- horribly. Of the; whiles, no personal pride; exisles; of Ihe Lori Kreps and Geenine |Darrcl Devnr, 89; Lori Erickson, both of Galelon, were 84 and Steve Tilden, 81. Kreps, proudly brag of now owning | slaves True dirty-bodied, .worthless, mostly nre in it. Till the end. Stop the Indo-Chinese theater and it starts elsewhere not by our choice but the Reds. You know, the same ones that stimulates and carnclating ; , f )h n n c c s the lcaders of lh()se filthy-mouthed, | As ; ( the junior and senior winners, Senior respeclively, in Ihe annual Weld'reasons County Dairy .Judging conteslJMaxey. division winner was 124 points; Geenine . . . individual 1 wenches ... disgraces to Keith!"' ° "' ;l n h ° . d · Al1 speak! feenaged ,, . ' ' ' ,,,,,- .,, auair. no loneer a family at the Erickson was second with 119; jargon. words and a yippie; Humoris ,. ° ' L U ' 0nt ' ( N P ) ~ held last Saturday ,,. »^.~..* George Maxey farm. ICnthy Taggarl, third, 118; i They curse all passing people. , Miss Kreps piled up 212 points! Warren Silxman. Hazellon,:Thev torment - their onlVi^l? books^ias «TM the°SteDne°n out of a possible 300. Second'fourth, 115, and Terry Kohler,;protection . . . the Mayor D n l v ° f ' ' b o o k s - n a s "° n lnc bte P nen with 210 was Jill Wissler,jH3. j legion Ihe men in blue. Plalleville and! went to Golden Sandv Wesl; third Weideman, Officials for the event were! The police . .. "the fuzz", Award for Humor in '(he centennial vear of Ihe late famous Canadian humorist. nandv Ro he 19GG sla e vinni-i''llie pigs" as Ihev shout andi'.f 10 ", 8 /-anaaian numons, l^r. 1 ..?,"!' ,1,, e J!L"^:°i S nit slanrl hv h nln!p^vl M o w a t got the prize for his hook West, 194, and fifth was Steve Tilden, Keene Chaparrals, 18C. Bobby Taieyama, 1967 stale:After being criticized and winning dairy judging member, j discharged upon touching one I "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" and Clarence to president in 1943. He was appointed an inlorna- lional representalive and assigned lo the Chrysler Depart- menl in 1947. In 1951 he became Heuther's administrative assistant, a post he held for eight years before being elected a co- director of Region 1-A on Detroit's East Side. He was elevated as a member at-Iarge lo Ihe executive board Second in the senior division was Terry Kohler, LaGrange, 252 points; third went lo Cathy Taggart, Galeton, 251; fourth was Keilh Maxey, Box Elder, 250, and fifth was Richard Sweazy, Prairie View, 244. Individual reasons winner in (he junior division was Sandy Weideman with In 1947 he won direclorship of in 19B2, and made a vice presi- Jill Wissler, 91, followed byifurnished by George Maxey. denl, along with four others, last month. Fraser's elevation was interpreted at the lime as a move by Reuther lo put him in line for succession lo the presidency. By THEODORE A. EDIGER Associated Press Writer MIAMI (API - Fidel Castro has admitted for the first time that he may not reach this year Ihe record 10 million-Ion sugar crop on which he repealedly has slaked the honor of his revolution. Castro made the admission in a speech at a Havana welcome rally Tuesday night for the return of 11 Cuban fishermen who BOOST CORN YIELDS WITH ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SIDE-DRESS EARLY- AVOID ROOT PRUNING We use top quality Elephant Brand fertilizer materials were kidnaped by U.S.-based exiles and later released. The broadcast speech was mcni- lored in Miami. The Cuban prime minister said his enemies had speculated thai he was seeking an incidenl such as the fishermen kidnap- ings or recent exile guerrilla landings on which to blame sugar difficulties. But he told cheering thousands in front of the former U.S. Embassy: "If the goal is not reached, we will have two things, a moral defeat without a doubt, and we will have to find among ourselves Ihe blame and study with courage Ihe causes." Seated with Castro on a platform set up atop two trucks were the fishermen, just flown lo Cuba from the Bahamas. They had been stranded on tiny William Island there after their capture in Cuban waters more lhan a week ago. Alpha 66, an anti-Castro or- ganizalion, held them hoslage for some Alpha 66 men held captive inside Cuba, but released them after Castro spurned any exchange and Ihe U.S. governmenl expressed displeasure over Ihe incidenl. Caslro blamed rains, equipment trouble at mills, low yield and other factors for falling behind schedule in Ihe harvesting I of his dollar-producing crop. Castro's timetable called for 8 million tons by May 7. Havana Radio reported recently thai the harvest still was short of 7.5 million. Castro blamed the U.S. government for the capture of the fishermen, though not for the crop shortfall. eleptisnbj f nranfl perllllier Tcomm GreeSey Feed Bean Co. 601 9th St. Ph. 352-5237 G r r o l e y utimuiipua HI n 11'»' mi FARM BUILDING SERVICE Pole Building Specialists BOB SEE Crseley 352-7409 Feel like a 5-star general on this Fox Self-Propelled Put yourself up there--in complete command of your harvesting job. You're up high, in front--sitting in deep- cushioned comfort. Every dial, lever and pedal within easy reach. The Fox Self-Propelled turns in a command iield performance, too. Takes no guff from toughest crops. Cuts heaviest corn at a 70-ton-per-hour clip with no sweat. Opens fields without knocking down other rows of corn. Big drive wheels up front float over wet fields where other harvesters bog down--help save the crop. You regulate ground speed (1 to 13 mph) without changing speed of cutting cylinder or attachments. See how it feels to really "boss" your harvest. Sea us today for a demonstration Good Selection of Used Self-Propel Jed and Pull Types LUTHER EQUIPMENT out of a possible 150 points. Second was Sitzman, 19671 mangy hair of these uncouth dairy judging! beasts, the police actually i guarantee such existance. The Weld Counly 4-11 judgingj I spoke to dozens. Of those program is under Ihe direclion of Alvie Rolhe, extension 4-H specialist. lie is assisted by I met, many were from farms. But none had been in 4-H or FFA, none had ever par- Terry Ludwig, 1968 stale win-'ticipated in college athletics --; ning dairy judging member, j two participated in high school! Debbie Maxey, 1967 stalejlrack from Soulhern Illinois. As I winning dairy judging member,: they were, a curb would h;n'e and Peggy Maxey, 19fi9 slale winning dairy judging member. Cattle for the event were been the Mallerhorn. None objecl to Ihe price of meat Imitlcdlv as Iheir welfare ad- went for "pot". CONCRETE FEED BUNKS Bunker Silos Retaining Walls etc. DURAN BROS. Ph. 353-7935 Ph. 353-2979 1328 East 18th St. 352-9493 New preventive program for sugar beet root maggots Experiment station and sugar company test results have once again shown the effectiveness of Thimet® 10-G Insecticide in controlling sugar beet root maggots. Easy-to-use granular Thimet has given excellent results used as a soil application. Thimet has also been proven effective against aphids, leafhoppers, mites and leafminers. For further information, contact your county agent or sugar company representative. Before 'using any pesticide, stop and read the label. AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY-

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