Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 30, 1965 · Page 11
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 11

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, July 30, 1965
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Section Two I RON WOOD DAILY GLOBE Section Two IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE - GOGEBIC COUNTY FAIR SUPPLEMENT County Fair Slated Here August 12-15 Policies, Procedures for Fairs Are Set by State Department County fairs must be operated | done. This is a matter of di»n accordance with the follow- sease control. Ing policies and procedures 2. Such facilities must b e which have been put into effect | thoroughly cleaned and disin- this year by the Michigan De- fected between uses ' partment of Agriculture: Farmers Replace Scarecrow With Noise Makers By PHIL BROWN Associated Press Writer 3. All manure and other litter must be cleaned from buildings 1. All barns, pens, and cages and entrances and kept away In which livestock or other ani- trom such buildings and en- mals, poultry, or birds a r e trances during the fair. fhr U prUp!L b n± Pet n e t Cl ho tl n! Sl! 4 ' RaCC traCkS mU ^ be kept STd-ITi? & 10 }.,? Sf S:; Si XX 33^25^2 S'faSmteil Je S"ST.a? I ^ S " eS Suring'J hi BUlrll ictt_lUUCft ctlL IlUt 111 3 Qttl- I U,,H i«ai1 mnc>t lio nut «*-.,* + i,« Isfactory condition, a s e c o n d j f^k proMrfi conditioned f check will be made prior to the I ,i lp ra Ap<opening date. If such facilities,' * J~ . are not clean, and or have not' 5 Race tracks must °e k e p t been disinfected, no livestock free of the Public at all times other animals, poultry, or birds' dunng tne conduct of r ace pro- may be unloaded until such is i § rams 6. The superintendent of speed or some other designated fair ! official must take entries of all j races. All entries must be taken at the proper time and in accordance with United States Trotting Association rules gover- ing the same. Presiding Judges or horsemen may not take or assist in taking entries. Entry books and other evidence o f who has entered a race, as well as the number of horses entered must be left in view of horsemen or open for their inspection. ! 7. The sup e r i n t e ndent of EAST LANSING <APj — speed may not act as the pre-. Farmers have pretty much siding judge of races conducted] forgotten about the scarecrow at _. tlie fair where he is the sup-| these days. What they are may^of "offidate 1 ^^ § r ^ UAg ^ i looking for now is a "startle-'he owns one or more* ofTh e starling." horses competing in such races. And instead of tacking up old 8. A certificate issued under clothes on a couple of broom-, the provisions of Regulation No. sticks, they are more likely to 801 on a horse withdrawn from go out in the field with any a "split race" must be issued kind of gadget that goes "bang, by a veterinarian who is not pop, honk or boof." : the owner of such horse, nor I These methods are not 100 shall a certificate be accepted' per cent effective, said Charles from a veterinarian on any Shick, a Michigan State Univer- horse withdrawn from a split sity extension specialist in race if the said veterinarian game management. owns a horse entered in said But, he said, they work better'split race. than the old scarecrow at 9- Every fair shall endeavor reducing damage to corn, berry, to diversify its exhibits and arid fruit plantings by starlings, I Place emphasis on both the grackels and redwing black-i Quality and quantity of such ex- birds, hibits. * * * ___ Starlings and grackels already | • , / •• have caused more than $4,000 I fCf Qf j"fjffn damage to sweet cherries this; wtiff year in Berrien County alone, i TA*mt> C*•*•*+.*. Estimates for the whole west- I Cf 1715 LCJ5G5 ern side of the state range above $10,000. j Shick recommends a morning; and evening shotgun patrol, in Here is a glossary of common Entertainment Is Scheduled For All Members of Family READY FOR FAIR—The Exposition Building at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds here is ready for the annual county fair and will be teeming with activity while the event is in progress from Aug. 12 through Aug. 1-5. The building houses the exhibits of vegetables, fruits, field crops, clothing, food preparation, food preservation, 4-H Club work, art, flowers, school exhibits and commercial booths. Life in City addition to automatic making devices. noise- names of farm animals for the benefit of city folk who will at- A few shotgun blasts over' tend the Gogebic County F a i r feeding birds will do much to here Aug. 12-15 and the Michi- keep them off balance," he gan State Fair at Detroit Aug 27-Sept. 6. said. MSU researchers report that This year many State Fair frightening devices generally agriculture and livestock exhi- cause flocks of birds to change j bits will have signs with edu- feeding areas and also tend toicatlonai information such as break flocks up into smaller'this: groups so that extensive dam- j Sire—name applied to any age to individual fields is less) male farm animal used for likely. breeding. Peter J. A. Smith, of Cornell Dam—name applied to any , ' ~ •- — «••»» U£*f*««^vt (,'U Mil V University, reported that trap- female farm animal used for ping or poisoning does not work I breeding. well because of the birds' great! Colt—baby horse. potential to reproduce. * * * j ther male or' female. Their annual, natural mortal-! Mare—mother horse. ity is about 90 per cent, so' Stud—father horse used artificial destruction one year Deeding. Yearling—year old horse, el- for will not reduce next year's Filly—teenaged female horse, numbers. Smith said. --•He recommends removal of woodlots, hedgerows and other — ---*» -*- «-»«Mgj*,u 4.WAA4C1A Heifer—a young cow. Steer—a young bull being raised for meat production. Bull—male cow used for bushy spots which provide — -— v«™ roosting areas for birds near I breeding purposes, crop fields. | Ewe—a female sheep. A major problem, Smith! Ram—a male sheep, added, is that modern crop- Lamb—a baby sheep. growing methods set out a I Wether Lamb — castr a t e d banquet for birds more attrac-i lamb, live than ever before. Sow—a mother hog. Smith said Cornell specialists Boar—male hog used in mat- plan to run field tests in New; ing- York State on chemical which j Gilt—an unbred female pig. would cause temporary sterility in starlings. They also are testing high voltage electrical systems that shock the birds, making them emit the distress call and leave. Camp Is in Its 15th Year The Gogebic Extension Camp at Little Girls Point on Lake Superior is in its 15th year of operation as a public facility under the supervision of the Gogebic County Extension Office of Michigan State University. Although designed to accommodate home extension study groups and organized farm groups, other groups and organizations are always welcome to the use the camp and its facilities. County Extension Direc t o r Andrew F. Bednar, was instrumental in the establishment of the Tramp in 1950 and has directed its operation since that time. Shoat—a teenaged pig. Barrow—a castrated pig. Poult-a baby turkey. Pullet—a young laying hen. Cockerel—a male bird than one year in age. less Consumer's Best Friend Is Farmer The average American family spends only 18.3 per cent of Its take-home pay for food, less than for housing and home furnishings. In most countries food takes half or more of what peop 1 e earn, so they must cons u m e less of ether things. If U. S. farmers were no more effici e n t than before World War II, American consumers would be paying about $17 billion more a year for farm products—now they can spend it for other things. Since the war, farm productivity has increased twice as fast as industrial productivity. One hour of factory work today buys three pounds of beef instead of (16 years ago) only two; or five dozen eggs instead of two dozen or 10 quarts of milk instead of 6.5. Last year our food abundance was shared at little or no cost through a variety of programs (school lunch, food stamp, etc.) with jver 40 million Americans. Less than eight per cent of the American people produce the food and fiber for all of us. Thus the others are free to produce the infinite variety of goods and services which give us the world's highest level of living. Over the past 17 years consumer food costs have climbed 26 per cent, overall cost of living 35 per cent. Both affect the farmer like everyone else, but farm prices have dropped 15 per cent. Food expenditures per person have increased from $312 in 1950 to $417 in 1964. Of the $105 increase, marketing firms received $104 and the farmer got only $1 Today the average farmer, providing food and fiber for 32 people, ea'-ns about $1.05 an hour, ess than the $2.61 average industrial wage, and far under minimum wage. Orville Freeman, secretary of agriculture, says, "Unless the farmers ability to provide abundance is safeguarded, the consumer stands in danger of losing the abaundance he enjoys—and takes for granted." Lassie Headlines Grandstand Show Lassie, the biggest animal star in showbusiness, will headl i n e the, grandstand show to be presented at the Gogebic County Fair at the Fairgrounds here on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15. Having earned some $100 million for a variety of movie and television producers, Lassie LASSIE is unmistakably the most valuable animal performer in show business history. She will appear with her trainer, Rudd Weatherwax. The grandstand shows will be presented at 8 Saturday evening 2 Sunday afternoon and 8 Sunday evening. Admission to the grandstand for the shows will be free. In addition to Lassie, the show will feature four other outstanding acts. One of the acts will be the Los Larabees, who will demonstrate the "Whips of the Arg e n tine." El Larabee is wi d e 1 y known for his complete mastery of the long rawhide bull-w h i p, cutting and snatching bits of paper and articles of clothing from the person of his female partner. Bill King, a clever and comic juggler, will appear with his partner, Jackie, in a performance which reportedly will keep the audience in an uproar from start to finish. Miss Joni, "The Girl in the Heart, will demonstrate her daring and skill in a hovel aerial ballet act 40 feet above the stage. Also appearing on the show will be the Lowland Three, a fast-moving young trio of swinging folk singers, who have appeared on television and h a v e entertained at fairs, conventions, college concerts and other events throughout the midwest. Delegates Will Long Remember State 4-H Week Experiences PET DUCKS - Carol and Patty Weis, newcomers "on the farm in Ironwood Township, are shown with their pet ducks Donald and Daisy Mae, which they plan to enter at the annual Gogebic County Fair. The girls are the daughters of Mr. and j Mrs. Lawrence Wels, Junet Road. By LAURA LIIMAKKA The 47th Annual Michigan 4-H ilub Week was held during July 13-16. The delegates from Goge- DJC County met at Bruce Crossing on July 12 at 7:30 a.m. There were eight who attended, including Robert Bolich, Fred Friedman, Laura Liimak k a , Cronwood; Gordon Miskov i c h, WakefJeld; Nancy Ryskey and Penelope Ormes, Maren i s c o ; Joan Basso and Ann Thompson, Watersmeet. We traveled on a charter e d bus and picked up deleg a t e s from other counties in the Upper Peninsula along the way. It was a very enjoyable trip, especially for those who hadn't been over the Mackinac Bridge before. It was 7:30 p.m. when we arrived in Lansing at the Michigan State University campus. We were taken directly to Shaw Hall, the dormitory in which all 1,200 delegates would be staying for the week. Because the U.P. deleg a t e s were the first to register, we had an opportunity on Tuesday morning to tour the beauti f u 1 Michigan State campus. The theme of this year's program was "Destination . . . Leadership." Each day a different speaker would present a new topic. Senator Guy Vander- Jagt of the 36th district spoke on "Leadership," Mrs. Polly Johnson Haiist, the "Polly" of Farm Journal talked about "Datetiquette," and Merlyn Barclay of Lapeer County spoke on "World Understanding and the U.N." In order to make it easier for us to discuss these topics, we were divided into groups of 30 and then into groups of 10. With the help of our discussion leaders and the speakers, we were made to realize that we, the leaders of tomorrow, have a certain responsibility as the young people of today. That responsibility is for us, as leaders and members, not only in our 4-H Clubs, but also in our schools and other activities, to encourage all young people to strive for leadership and set a goal for themselves and then try to achieve that goal. During our free time we had our choice of many activi ties such as recreational skill s e s- sions, farm tours, and vari o u s activities in sports. Each evening a special program was planned. A band concert ^nd a "sock hop" were among the festivities. By the time the week was over, everyone had made many new friends from throughout the state of Michigan. We all regretted having to leave on Friday. The experiences gained by attending 4-H Club Week will be something we will always remember. Farmer Is Now More Efficient EAST LANSING (AP) — The Michigan farmer is 5 to 20 times more efficient now than 50 years ago, but he likely will start farming with seven times more debt than his father did. That's part of a picture on the farm income situation being put together by Michigan State University scientists for MSU's Project '80, a look ahead to Michigan's rural potential by 1980. They expect the farmer's gross income per acre to climb by 50 per cent in the next 15 years., but production costs will rise just as fast or faster, leaving his net income about the same. They note that some Michigan farmers take in more than $25,000 each year—but only about one-sixth of that could be called net income. One dim spot ahead is dairy farming, they say. By 1980, they expect, the small or inefficient dairyman will be receiving most of his income from an off-the-farmi -job and may quit dairying. Featuring a wide variety o t exhibits and entertainment, t he Gogebic County Fair will open on Thursday, Aug. 12, for a four-day run at the Fairgrounds here. Fair officials, who have been working on preparations for the , annual exposition practically j since the close of last year's! event, have arranged a pro-' gram which is expected to ap-i peal to all members of the family. Highlighting the program will be such events as horse races, stock car races, a lives t o c k parade, a horse show and a grandstand show featuring Lassie, the biggest animal star i n showbusiness, and other o u t standing acts. In addition, a carnival will be in operation on the grounds throughout the four days, along with various concession stands. Saddle Horses To Race Aug. 14 Saddle horse races again will be held on Saturday afternoon. Aug. H, as part of the entertainment program of the Gogebic County Fair at the F a i r- grounds here. Horses from both Goge b i c County and Iron County, Wisconsin, are eligible to compete for the $150 in prize money. An entry fee of $1 a horse must be paid to the superintendent of the horse departm e n t, Theron Peterson, before midnight Friday, Aug. 13. There will be two quarter-mile races and one half-mile race. In the quarter-mile race there will be two classes—one for juniors 14 years of ago and under, and one for seniors 15 years of age and over. The half-mile race will be a free for all with al horses eligible regardless of pre vious winnings. At least four horses must be entered in each race. In case of unforeseen circumstances the judges shall determine if a race will be run on the basis of en- ;ries. All owners of horses will be expected to show proof of ownership of animals for at least four months prior to the fair. Rules and regulations not expressed will be settled by the bounty Extension director. The saddle horse races will ake place immediately follow- ng the harness races which usually finish about 4 p.m. The saddle horse program and award money is as follows: Quarter-mile, junior class, rider 14 years of age and under: First, $20; second, $12.50; third, $7.50. Senior class, rider 15 years of age and over: First, $20; second, $12.50; third, $7.50. Half-mile-free-for-all: First, $35; second, $25; third, $10. 1965 FAIR PROGRAM THURSDAY, AUGUST 12-Entry Day 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.—Entries accepted in all departments. Exhibitors report to Registration Office near the grandstand for an identification number. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13-Judging of exhibits and entertainment. 8:30 a.m.—4-H Dairy judging and showmanship contest. 9:00 a.m.—Judging in exhibition building. 9:30 a.m.—Open Class Dairy Judging. 11:00 a.m.—Poultry Judging. 1:00 p.m.—4-H and Open Class Horse Judging. 2:00 p.m.—Harness Races ($8,000 purse). 6:00 p.m.—Stock Car Races. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 12:00 noon—4-H parade—downtown Ironwood to the Fairgrounds. 1:30 p.m.—Harness Races. 2:30 p.m.—Livestock Parade. 4:00 p.m.—Saddle Horse Races (Local entries only). 8:00 p.m.—Grandstand Entertainment featuring Lassie and her master, Ron Weatherwax, and other nationally known acts. SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 2:00 p.m.—Grandstand Show. 4:00 p.m.—Horse Show and Contests. t, 8:00 p.m.—Grandstand Show. Exhibition buildings are expected to be filled with display! of farm, livestock and garden products, handicraft, culina r y and other household arts, commercial booths and other interesting and informative exhibits. Thursday, Aug. 12, will be entry day, with exhibits being accepted in all d e p a r tments from 10 in the morning until 8 in the evening. Exhibitors will report to the registration office near the grandstand to procure identification numbers before taking their exhibits to the designated buildings. Judging of the exhibits will begin at 8:30 Friday morning, Aug. 13, and continue throughout the day. The 4-H Club dairy Judging and showmanship contest will start at 8:30 that morning and judging in the main exhibition building will begin at 9. Open class dairy judging will begin at 9:30 and poultry judging at 11. The 4-H and open class horse judging Is set for 1 in the afternoon. Harness horse races, will get the entertainment program under way at 2 that afternoon with a large field of trotters and pacers from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota competing for a purse of $8,000. Stock car races, which have been drawing huge crowds here this summer, will be featured on Friday night, starting at 6. On Saturday, Aug. 14, 4-H Club members will stage a parade from downtown Ironwood to the Fairgrounds, starting at 12 noon. Another full program of harness racing will follow at 1:30, with the livestock parade being held at 2:30 between the racing heats. Right after completion of the harness racing, about 4' p.m., saddle horses will take to the track for a number of races. The first performance of the grandstand show will be pr e - sented at 8 Saturday night and the show will be repeated again at 2 Sunday afternoon and 8 Sunday evening. Also scheduled for Sunday are a horse show and contests at 4 in the afternoon. Prices for admission to t h e grounds will be the same as last year, including $l for adults 18 and older, 50 cents for teens 13 to 17, and 25 cents for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and under will be admitted free. Admission to the grandstand will be free for all events except the stock car races, for which the Hiawatha Racing Association will charge a small fee for grandstand seats. Reuben Maki, the county's administrative secretary, again is serving as manager of the fair and his office will have charge of registering all exhibitors and assigning them numbers. Members of the Fair Board, who also serve on the C o u n t y Board of Supervisors and who are in general charge of the ^air, include Carl Anderson of Erwin Township, chairm a n ; Frank Basso of Watersm e e t, vice chairman; B. j. Conterio of Marenisco, Axel Jacbbson of Wakefield Township. Joseph Jurakovich of Bessemer T o wn- ship, Martin A. Kopnick and Stanley Nezworski of Ironwood and Waino A. Wiemerl of Ironwood Township. Eugene R. Zinn of Ironwood, who is chairman of the County Board is an ex- officio member of the Fair Board and serves with its committees. County Extension Director Andrew F. Bednar and County Home Economics Extensio n Agent Miss Carolyn Crowell are the supervisors of all exhibits. Assisting them will be Miss Joellyn Drake, county exteasioa office secretary. Entry Clerks Are Selected Men and women who will serve as entry clerks at the Gogebic County Fair here this year have been announced by fair officials. The clerks will be: Livestock division — John Trojahn, Theron Peterson and Erwood Slade. Farm and garden division — Mrs. Reino Saari and Mrs. Andrew Lenatz. Four-H Club department — Nancy Wanink and Shirley Martinson. Home economics—Foods, Mrs. Ray Ziem and Mrs. Lucille Olson; clothing, Odessa Carlson and Mrs. Alex Bielawskl. Youth and home extension — Mrs. Athony Rigoni. Flowers—Mrs. Albert Stenstrom. Art—Malvina Fieldseth. School exhibits —Andrew Jf. Bednar. •

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