The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 31, 1958 · Page 5
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Austin, Minnesota
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Night Farm Classes Set atRiceville A itrin of 19 Adult Firmer tnwUngi, starting Jin. I snd, winding up with » binqmt Maroh 19, art planned at Rloevllle, Iowa, High School, ^ fhriiHeiwere ittintid by tha advisory council and Ql«n Dillon, vocational agriculture 1 initruotor, sessions will be Wedfieiday* until Feb. 4 when they will ihtft to Thursdays Topics include business outlook, dairy production, awlne nutrition, feeding methods, machine maintenance, livestock practices, idils and crops, weed control and better farming methods. An all-day tour of farms will be held Feb. 3 and on March .') the group will tour Minneapolis. Specialists who will be guest speakers include Martin Pabri- cms, Osage, Dale Hull, Iowa State College, and three other college stuff members. Members of the advisory council are Lee Elliot, Louis Bird, Don Clirislensen, Kenneth Llnkemeyer, Jim Beran, Arnold Ronrodt, Kenneth Bechtum, Jim Steffin and Gilbert Thels. 4-H Member of the Week Beef showmanship is the special interest of Wayne Skov, the Nevada Wide Awake 4-H Club Mem- 14% Increase in Pig Crop Forecast in Minnesota A 14 par cent Increase In Minnesota'! spring pig crop was tot* east at year's end by the Minne« sota Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, ft U3DA agency. Their Survey made early in Dee* ember Indicates 680,000 sows will farrow In the spring of 1M9, com- pand with 653,000 farrowed to tht spring of 1988. The bulk of thi tnornied fat* rowings ara la the Deeember-f eb- ruary period whan 37 par flent more sows than the 186,000 sows By DAVE OWEN ber of the Week. ASC CHAIRMAN AND FAMILY — Mr. and Mrs. Parker Coodsell, with children Terrl, 5, and Craig, 8. Parker Good sell, 30, ASC Chairman, Handles New Job With Enthusiasm Under \Haystack Did You Know - There Are More Chicken Than Hog Forms in County TEN OF THE Austin area's out-lquency of high organic matter and standing farm boys will be honor-'die mineral level in the various Skov Skor has earned the county showmanship, honor thre« times at the Fair and hid the reserve champion steer one year. He has carried the beef project his 10 years of club work. Now 19, Skov is a student at Austin Junior College and was 1957 salutatorian of Lyle High School. He is a honor student, both IP high school and college. In his 4-H club, Skov has held all the offices, president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and reporter and was a member of the Mower Coiuny 4-H judging team in 1956. Skov is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Skov, Lyle, Look for 6 Things From New Congress We can expect six things from the new Congress, predicts Successful Farming. A major revision in farm programs in 1960; this year will be used for doing the basic groundwork. Some emergency patchwork legislation. City lawmakers will be wary on farm problems, but Secretary of Agriculture Benson will make a big pitch to them. The farm bloc will be stronger than in the past two years, although commodity bickering will continue. Whatever legislation comes, It won't be in time to upset your 1959 production plans. More money for the conservation reserve. At 30, Parker Goodsell is the youngest man to assume chairmanship of the Mower County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, charged with administration of the USDA financial programs. And he was one of the most surprised men at the county convention of township chairmen when he was elected. Earlier friends had asked him if he would take the job and Goodsell said yes, never expecting to be elected. Goodsell, who farms about four miles east of Grand Meadow in Frankford Township, takes his new job seriously. Township Commltteeman "It's amazing the amount of business the county office handles," he said. "I was a township committee member for five years and didn't realize the volume of work done by the office." As county chairman, Goodsell attends the county committee meetings twice a month and makes special trips into Austin to sign the reports and authorizations that require the chairman's attention. The county committee handles the cost-sharing conservation programs and the granting of commodity loans and commodity storage in the county. Theirs is a supervisory role, with the day to day operation left to the office manager. Stays In Program In one way, Goodsell and the current committee, have an easier year ahead than their predecessors. They don't have to assign corn allotments and try to balance any inequities in the county's acreage. Goodsell, himself, is a believer in the program he administers. He has stayed with the corn al lotments on his farms, and the two farms he rents, and raises his quota of wheat. This year he raised 80 acres of com, cut some for silage, and CALLING HORACE GREELT The sage who said, "Go West, young man," never had to figure out how to do it on a clover-leaf (highway. sealed the balance. He also raised 30 acres of wheat which he sold on the cash market. Cut to IS .Acres "Next year, I will have just 15 acres of wheat, the minimum allotment, since each producer is to the minimum instead of a minimum allotment for each farm unit," he explained. Goodsell has 304 acres on his farm, which he cash rents from his father, Robert, who moved to Spring Valley. He also rents 220 acres in two parcels from two neighbors. This crop land roughly is planted to 200 acres beans, 100 acres oats, the 80 corn acres and 30 wheat acres, with the balance in hay and pasture. Allergic to Cows Until a few weeks ago, Goodsell was a diaryman. But h« is selling the herd to his cousin, David, who lives on the next farm, because he's allergic to cow dust. livestock to use the roughage and keep the land in rotation." Goodsell hired day help in the summer and his brother-in-law, Darwin Durham, helps with the farm work when his day's work at IBM is through. The Goodsells, and their children, Craig, 8, and Terri, 5, live in the 1 90-year-old brick house that faces Highway 16. The farm is adjacent to the old Goodsell farm, which has been in the. family for more than a century. Although interested in community affairs, Goodsell has never been active in any of the farm organizations, but he is a member of Farmers Union and some community organizations. Let's Visit With Carol Pinney County Home Agent Holiday Breads Are a Delight to Serve ed by the Austin Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) with a recognition dinner Tuesday. Paul Schottler, winner of the Jaycees' trip to the International Livestock Show, will report on his Chicago trip. Guests will be the boys who were runner-up to Schottler. They are Gary Braaten,, Richard Epley, Doug Graff, Fred Radloff, Mervin E. Sears, William Schottler, Gary Tollefson, Donald Ulwelling, and Paul Ulwelling. They were selected from a group of 20 nominated by vocational agriculture instructors and 4-H club leaders. The recognition meeting will be held at the Riviera under the chairmanship of Harry Osborn, Jaycee ag committeeman. THE WHITE: HOUSE lawn Christmas tree came from the yard of Ellsworth Ripley at Alexandria Ripley is a former resident o Riceville, Iowa, area, THE RUSH of soil test reports has subsided a bit and County Agent Don Hasbargen took advan tage of the lull to tabulate a few statistics. He found most of the samples came from Udolpho, Lansing, Red Rock and Dexter townships, with from 98 to 113 samples from these Happy New Year From Your Land-0-Lakes Dealers Cuts hog supplement costs in half! Test-certified by Anoka Research Farmsl One part Land O'Lakee "One-19" Hog Balancer balances 19 parts corn. One part of ordinary supple* orients balances only 9 parts com. One bag of "One-19" does the job of two bags of ordinary supplements. Cuts costs in half I Can you think of a better way to start making real money on hogs? See your Land O'Lakes dealer first chance. CtrtifM for higher folding gffltioncy by Anokt Rtsttrch Furmt Land O'Lakes. "One -19" Hog Balancer $5.10 Per Cwt. "I break out all the time if I am near the cattle," Goodsell explained. "I've been milking cows all my life. I don't know what it will be like not to have a few cows." Goodsell kept 16 dairy heifers, which his cousin is taking care of, in case the allergy isn't to dairy cattle. Earlier Goodsell went out of the hog business, thinking it was hogs that caused the rash.. "I plan to buy some feeder pigs and perhaps some beef cattle," Goodsell said. "I can keep the beef outside and you don't have to be around them like dairy cattle. Perhaps this won't bother the allergy. 1 '' Make Some Changet Goodsell said he will have to make a few changes tor beef and plans some improvements to the ISO-head hog house before he goes back in the hog business. Next year he plans to cash crop the land until he gets into a livestock operation. "You can't keep the land up cropping year after year," Goodsell remarked. "This is good clover and alfalfa land and you need INCOME TAX GUIDE AVAILABLE The 1959 edition of the Farmers Income Tax Guide, published by the Internal Revenue Department, is now available at the County Extension Office. The guide, designed to help farmers complete their income tax returns, is an annual publication. It reports the changes in the tax laws applicable to farm incomes. There is no charge for the publication. AROUND THIS, time of the, year we think about fancy foods including holiday breads. Since many of us don't have the time to do much bread baking, the following recipes may help you making holiday breads from prepared rolls and bread. Cranberry-Orange Rolls 1 dozen dinner rolls V-t cup soft butter Vi cup cranberry-orange relish. Cut rolls in half, horizontally. Combine butter and cranberry-orange relish. Spread inside of each roll with 2 tap. of butter mixture. Place rolls in baking pan. Cover top of pan tightly with foil. Heat rolls in a moderate oven (37S degrees) Yield: 1 doaen Cranberry. Orange Rolls. Mincemeat Coffee Ring 1% cup prepared mincemeat 1 package brown and serve dinner rolls 1 cup powdered'sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons milk Place half of the mincemeat in the bottom of a greased UViquart) ring mold. Cut the rolls in half, horizontally. Place rolls, tops down, onto mincemeat. Cover with remaining mincemeat and top with remaining halves of rolls, bottoms up. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) for 15 minutes. Allow ring to stand in pan five minutes after removing from oven. Invert pan to remove coffee rinj so that mincemeat side is up Combine sugar and enough milk to make an icing. Frost top ol coffee ring. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 servings. Almond Raisin Caramel Rolls cup soft butter cup brown sugar, firmly pack ed V« cup raisins V4 cup slivered almonds 12 brown and serve dinner rolls. farrowing last winter win come in. The Marsh-May f arrowing* will b« 440,000, a.\ increase of six per cent, Post Curt fiarve? Blend soft butter and brown sugar. Add raisins and almonds. Place two teaspoons of a 1 m o n d raisin mixture into each of 12 un- greased muffin cups. Cut the rolls n half, horizontally, to form two ayers. Place tops of rolls down onto almond - raisin • butter. Cover each top with remaining almond- raisin - butter, and 1 teaspoon each, and top with remaining talves of rolls, bottoms up. Bake in a hot oven (400) for 15 minutes. Let rolls stand in pan one minute, or longer, after removing from oven. Invert pan to remove rolls so that raisin-nut side is up. Yield: 1 dozen Almond-Raisin Caramel rolls. Glazed-Cononut Cherry Loaf cup light brown sugar, firmly packed V« teaspoon ground cinnamon V« cup soft butter 2 tablespoons strained honey 1 (1 pound) loaf sliced bread 3 tablespoons shredded coconut 1 tablespoon chopped maraschino cherries (4 cherries) Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and honey. To make: Reassemble loaf by stacking slices as each one is spread with about two teaspoons of the sugar mixture. Hold stack firmly and, with a sharp knife, trim away crusts. Turn loaf on its aide and set in a greased shallow pan. Loosely tie a strug, lengthwise, around the stack. Spread remaining sugar mixture over top of loaf. Slice lengthwise, cutting completely through center of loaf. Gently pull tops of slices apart in several places and sprinkle coconut over loaf top. Pat cherries with absorbent paper to dry them. Arrange cherries among shreds of coconut. Bake loaf in a moderate oven (375) for 8 minutes or until light- areas. ly browned. Yield: 15 servings, that division. And in the lowest township, 43 reports, he found that all the soil testing there had been done by six farmers. Hasbargen is making a study of the composite test reports, by townships. This will show the fre- U. of M. Offers Quality Check on Hay, Silage Minnesota fanners can get a free "quality check" on their hay and silage this winter. They can do it by sending a sample of either kind of forage in to the Hay and Silage Show, to be held during Farm and Home Week, Jan. 13-18 on the Univer sity of Minnesota St. Paul campus. According to William Hueg, Uni versity extension agronomist, this evaluation will show farmers how they can handle their present feed supply and tell just how good the hay and silage making methods on the individual farm really are. There are no prizes or placings in this event. The idea is for farmers to enter hay and silage samples which are typical of the win ter forage supply on the farm. Hay will be scored on stage al cutting, leafiness, condition and color. Silage evaluation points are cutting stage, or grain content, color and odor. County extension offices have entry blanks and information on sending in the samples. A 2-inch slice of bale or equivalent as loose or chopped hay is enough for the hay sample and a quart of silage in a plastic bag is about right for townships, Already he has noticed the al kallne soils in Udolpho, Lansing, Austin and Lyle townships, gen. erally west of the Cedar River. This is the area once covered by glacial drift. In comparing the 1958 reports with the 1984-57 average reports, Hasbargen noted an improvement n the general condition of the soil samples, which shows soil testing ~ i raising the standard. THE DECLINE in the number of Minnesota farms continues with 141,143 farms covering 29,609,000 acres reported in the 1958 farm census. In 1940, there were 178,196 farms covering 30,480,000 acres. In the southeast corner of the state, including Mower County, there are 16,302 farms on 3,188,000 acres. The drop in acreage reflects the 29,000 acres taken up by expanding cities, surburan developments and highways. Mower County reported 2,180 farms, Dodge, 1,490; Fillmore, 2,538; Olmsted, 1,937; Steele, 1,710; and Freeborn, 2,538. In our country, there are 419,851 acres in farm production. On this land, it's still king corn — 124,629 acres on 1,942 farms. Soybeans are the second crop, 79,537 acres, and oats, third, 66,393 acres. There were 18 farms reporting barley, 130 spring wheat, and 12 axseed among the minor crops, •here were 38,566 acres of haying IB county. Chickens are a business on 1,413 ounty farms with 319,497 birds; lere are 1,132 hog raisers and 0,597 sows farrowing spring pigs in the December • June period; nd 1,283 dairy farms with 15,376 ows in production. What's the farm population of he county — 9,119 persons. NOW THEY'VE done It - one mplement company has devised hay baler that throws the ales into the wagon, and hits the target every time — aven when urning a corner. THE ANNUAL meeting of the lower County Mutual Insurance Co. is Jan. 13, 1:30 pan. in the 1C Hall in Austin. Tha survey Is conducted by post card, with the cooperation of the post office department. Minnesota's IBM fail pi| crop totaled 8,729,000, which WU M per cent more thin in 1W7, Pigs saved per litter avtrigtd 7.M, the highest of record. The 1987 average was 7.05. The IBM iprinf, and fall pig crop* totaled 6,749,* ooo which ii l) per cent more than In 1957. Sows farrowing June-August were 218,000, an increase of 24 per cent with 160,000 sows farrowing September-November, an Increase of 31 per cent. National Croa Larger The hog population on Deo. l was 16 per cent higher than a year earlier and those over six months old numbered on* per cent more, indicating an increase in marketings over a year ago. Over the United States tha pig crop Is eight par cent larger than last year. Tha spring crop was one per cent higher and the fall crop was 17 per cent larger. Re* porti from farmers Indicate a 12 per cent increase in farrowing! this spring, compared with • year earlier, ta Iowa, farrowing* Indioited are 840,000 Decembeftfebrtiatfi 1,588,000 March « May| and if 809,000 December-May, 111 par cent of 1958. The Iowa hog population on Dec. i wai 8,«8,ooo six monthi in* older; w.010,000 *Q toft and pint and 1,169,000, fall aows (June-Not- ember). Farm Calendar MONDAY Frankford 4-H Club, Grand Mil* dow School, Ron Seath. RMina Rockets 4-H dub, Racine School. Enterprise 4-H Club, Enterprise- School, Don Hasbargm. TUESDAY ' Pleasant View 4-H Club. Lleben- stein 4-H Hall, Waltham 4-H Club, Omer f ri- ven home, Ron Seath. Austin Jaycees Farm Boy award recognition dinner. WEDNESDAY . North Star 4-H Club, Harold Gaul home, Ron Seath. Woodbury 4-H Club. K. P. Hall, Lyle, Harlan Henke, Freeborn- Mower REA. FARM NEWS Wednesday, Dec. 31, '58 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD-3 1958: Record Crop Yields Increase Farm Income 20% OUR <5AS WILL BRIN6 YOU DAYS OF CHEER ANOCOMFOBTDUBN6 AIL THE YEAR 1 ROSE GREEK PRODUCE Rosa Creek, Minn. HI 7-4204 LAND O'LAKES ING. Austin, Minn. Ill I. ftrldae-Mf 14070 By OVID MARTIN AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (A - Farmers produced a record-breaking volume of commodities in 1958 to help boost their income 20 per cent over the previous year's relatively low level. But in doing so they laid the groundwork for a possible reversal in their returns in 1959. Long a plague of producers, sur- pluses of some products climbed to new peaks, foreshadowing possible lower prices during the new year. Acres Cut Yet Output Up In a remarkable display of agriculture's technological advance, crop production climbed U per cent above the previous record set in 1948 and matched in 1956 and 1957. This was accomplished on an acreage reduced rather sharply by .URAL CORP. •/••— y2i8 wottiri AUSTIN MINN PURE PEP & PUBELUBE MOTOR OIL Prompt Tank Wagon Service For Bulk Gai and Fuel Oil BE SURE m WITH PURE PHONE BE 3-2089 MOWER COUNTY 00. CO. HOI 1 MOWNIPMI AVI., AUSTIN, MINN. federal planting controls and spil bank land retirement program. The year also brought expan sions in livestock production—ex pansions that may have set th stage for later oversupplies am distress prices. With agriculture far from sta bility, it was not surprising tha controversies continued over gov eraraent farm policies. As was th case in other recent years, tb Eisenhower administration's sec retary of agriculture—Etra Ta: Benson—was the center of thi fight. See Income Decline Agriculture Deparment ecooo mists predict farm income will di 5 to 10 per cent in 1959. The expect farm prices as a whole t decline. Government paymenl will be smaller. Farm production costs are expected to continue long upturn that will eat deepe into receipts. On the other hand, the upwarc tread io income ol farm peopl iron Boofarm eourcM, Interrupted by tat 1MI mattta, will bt resumed ia 1M». TV SERVICE CALL $3.95 Are yen Mylne 2 M I Mien fer • TV fccvlee ealir If a*, Hie <hencee are feMy feed that ye« welt far service until yew men hei flnlihri his retuler |*4>, he lies never ctteiiM •« finished • TV icheel, he dtoetn't terry • (eed stack ef Mrts, ha MM* *M off-brand ttibtt which ha aurehtted at a hhj dhceunr, but trill cherget you new-tube ncm*-brand Mice, ha lecatas year trouble by the MM af a tube taster and not hit knawMfe. The extra tubas you buy this way, that ara not needed, weald more than nay for a higher service charge at My qualified shea. TV MM ara doiiflned ta operate normally, avert If coma af the tubee are slightly week, so juit because the tube' tetter tayt a tube it a little weak, It dooHt't mean that the tube hain't a Jot of Ufa left In it. It takes a «ood technician to Interpret what a tuba tetter indicate!. If you want to tare Hiespriee of the service call, tett the tubes yourself, .but tott them In a TV service shop* where you con got technical Information from a technician. We will chock your tube* In the thoa, free of charge, an one of the bett tetters that money cart bay, and advhe you as to which one It causing your trouble. We don't promlte to hit It right every time, but — you buy the tube we suggest 7-* take ft home — put It In your tat — and if it doesn't cure your trouble, call HE 7-3831 for a service cell. Whan wa repair your eat, we will refund the price M that tube, Call within 24 heart, letter yet, cell at when VMI hovo trouble and save all the headaches, •ut, if you really went ta tett your tubot, do to where you can get technical advice -"•-: i -.•; .. Effective Jen. T, 1959, the TV Service call charge at AUTHORIZED TV WIN be $1.95. A $3.95 charge that to backed by guaranteed service performed by acetified techntetont. HOW CAN WI DO IT? By purchetlng the latest type af tett equipment, which helps locate troubles fattar and by using radio dispatched trucks. We can tend the servicemen from houte ta house by the use of twe- woy radio, elimlneting the ceetry and tima consuming tripe back ta tha shop to pick up the nt»t coll. Wo feel that the new equipment end the two-way radios, plus the planned Increase af but). ness will justify the $3.95 service call. We ara taking a chenea en Ah, to why don't yea take • chance an us? Remember, you heva • friend thet tnas ear service. HI 7-3813 Authorized TV isoi** Drive 40) buy no wand get these BIG BENEFITS Yovll Interest art *% on • * payable) at Yet/Ha* Hert'i your dune* It into big Mvingi oa new machine* • you'v* been planning to buy. Lot us ahow you tha big dollar difference our IH E«rly Trader'i Bonus makes, 8*a how much more you'U g«t when you trade your old machines now! See bow you can eolleat 6% interest per annum on the trade-in ralue to a specified datt* both on the trade-in value and on cash payments too, payabb to cash now. Let us show you other savings you make by being an early trader. Come in today. Let's ta& trade. And, remerobei, the earlier you trade the bigger the boam Com* in or call today* Ut vt fifiiro your larly Tredof't IOIMH. McCormick Farm Equipment • STORE • Hwy. 218 No. By M«plevlew * Hi 94S441 i

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