Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 30, 1965 · Page 31
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 31

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, July 30, 1965
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Section Two IRONWOOD 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 to accordance with the following policies and procedures which have been put into effect this year by the Michigan Department of Agriculture: 1. All barns, pens, and cages In which livestock or other animals, poultry, or birds are housed will be inspected at least done. This is a matter of disease control. 2. Such facilities must b e thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. 3. All manure and other litter must be cleaned from buildings and entrances and kept away trom such buildings and e n trances during the fair. 4. Race tracks must be kept three weeks prior to the open- in a safe condition. Broken hub Ing date of the fair for clean-, ralls and sa f e ty fences must be repaired, weeds obscuring the " the liness and other conditions. If such facilities are not in a satisfactory condition, a second check will be made prior to the opening date, if such facilities are not clean, and or have not been disinfected, no livestock, other animals, poultry, or birds may be unloaded until such is Farmers Replace Scarecrow With Noise-Makers By PHIL BROWN Associated Press Writer EAST LANSING (AP) — Farmers have pretty much forgotten about the scarecrow these days. What they are looking for now is a "startle- starling." And instead of tacking up old hub rail must be cut, and track properly conditioned for the races. 5. Race tracks must be k e p t free of the public at all times during the conduct of race programs 6. The superintendent of speed or some other designated fair official must take entries of all 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! who has entered a race, as wel 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 speed may not act as the presiding judge of races conducted at the fair where he is the superintendent. A presiding judge i may not officiate at a race if "startle- he owns one or more of the I horses competing in such races. 8. A certificate issued under clothes on a couple of broom-1 the provisions of Regulation No. sticks, they are more likely to 801 on a horse withdrawn from go out in the Held 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 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 extension specialist in! race if the said veterinarian .owns a horse entered in said Entertainment Is Scheduled For All Members of Family 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 since the close of last year's event, have arranged a p r o •ram which is expected to appeal to all members of the fam- ly. Highlighting the program will be such events as horse races, >tock car races, a lives t o c k parade, a horse show and a jrandstand 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 .hroughout the four,days, along with various concession stands. 9- a horse race. Every fair shall endeavor to diversify its exhibits and place emphasis on both the quality and quantity of such exhibits. sity game management. But, he said, they work better' than the old scarecrow at; reducing damage to corn, berry arid fruit plantings by starlings, grackels and redwing blackbirds. -* * * Starlings and grackels already have caused more than $4,000 damage to sweet cherries this year in Berrien County alone. Estimates for the whole western side of the state range above $10,000. Shick recommends a morning and evening shotgun patrol, in _ addition to automatic noise- names of farm animals for the making devices. "A few shotgun blasts over feeding birds will do much to here Aug. 12-15 and the Michi keep them off balance," he gan State Fair at Detroit Aug said. 127-Sept. 6. MSU researchers report that! This year many State Fair frightening devices generally! agriculture and livestock exhi cause flocks of birds to change feeding areas and also tend to break flocks up into smaller List of Farm Terms Eases Life in City Here is a glossary of common ames of farm animals for the benefit of city folk who will at tend the Gogebic County Fair groups so that extensive damage to individual fields is less likely. Peter J. A. Smith, of Cornell University, reported that trapping or poisoning does not work well because of the birds' great potential to reproduce. * * * Their annual, natural mortality is .about 90 per cent, so artificial destruction one year will not reduce next year's numbers, Smith said. He recommends removal of woodlots, hedgerows and other bushy spots which provide roosting areas for birds near crop fields. A major problem, Smith added, is that modern crop- growing methods set out a banquet for, birds more attractive than ever before. edu a any fo any for 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. Consumer's Best Lassie Headlines Grandstand Show bits will have signs with cational information such this: Sire—name applied to male farm animal used breeding. Dam—name applied to female farm animal used breeding. Colt—baby horse. Yearling—year old horse, either male or female. Mare—mother .horse. Stud—father horse used for breeding. Filly—teenaged female horse. Heifer—a young cow. Steer—a young bull being raised for meat production. Bull—male cow used for breeding purposes. Ewe—a female sheep. Ram—a male sheep. Lamb—a baby sheep. Wether Lamb — castr a t e d lamb. Sow—a mother hog. Smith said Cornell specialists: Boar—male hog used in mat- plan to run field tests in New York State on chemical which 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 tor Andrew F. Bednar, was instrumental in the establishment of the'-wpp in 1950 and has directed its operation since that time. ing. Gilt—an unbred female pig. 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. 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 i cons u me less of other .things. If. U. S. farmers were no more efficient than before World War n, 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) tinly 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, • eams- 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 farmer's ability to provide abundance is safeguarded, the consu- :n. mer stands in danger of losing less the abaundance he enjoys—and takes for granted." 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 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-whip, cutting and snatching bits of paper and articles of clothing LASSIE is unmistakably the most valuable animal performer in show business history. She will appear from the partner. person of his female Farmer Is Now More Efficient EAST LANSING (AP) — Th Michigan farmer is 5 to 20 time more years efficient ago, but now than 5' he likely wil start farming with seven times more debt than his father did. That's part of a picture on the farm income situation being pu together by Michigan State Un iversity scientists for MSU's Project '80, a look ahead to Michigan's rural potential by 1980. They expect, the farmer's 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. i Miss Jpni, "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 have entertained at fairs, conventions, college concerts and other events throughout the midwest. gross income per acre to climl by 50 per cent in the next 15 years,, but production costs wil rise just as fast or faster, leav ing. his net income about the same. They note that some Michigan farmers take in more than $25, 000 each year—but only abou one-sixth of that could to 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 hi income from an off-the-farm -job and may quit dairying. Saddle Horses To Race Aug. 14 Saddle horse races again will be held on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 14, 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 wil 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 all horses eligible regardless of previous 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 entries. 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 County Extension director. The saddle horse races will take place immediately following 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. Exhibition buildings are expected to be filled with displayi 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 r rom 10 in the morning until 8 n the evening. Exhibitors will •eport to the registration office near the grandstand to procure dentification numbers before ;aking 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. 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 ai^iual Gogebic County Fair. The girls are the daughters of Mr.'and Mrs. Lawrence.weis, Junet Road. By LAURA LIIMAKKA The 47th Annual Michigan 4-H Club Week was held during July 13-16. The delegates from Gogebic 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 Ironwood; Gordon Miskov i c h, Wakef ield; Nancy Ryskey and Penelope Ormes, Maren 1 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 Michigan State campus. The theme of this year's pro gram was "Destination . . Leadership." Each day a dif ferent 'speaker would present new topic. Senator Guy Vander Jagt of the 36th district spoki on. "Leadership," Mrs. Po 11; Johnson Hanst, the''Polly" o Farm Journal •Datetiquette," talked about and Merlyn Barclay of Lapeer County spoke on "World Understanding and ;he U.N." In order to make it easier for us to discuss these topics, we were divided into iroups 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 sessions, farm tours, and vari o u s activities in spprts. Each evening a special program was planned. A band concert <and 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, . 1965 FAIR PROGRAM THURSDAY, AUGUST 12-EntryDay 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 napn—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. $.8:00 p.m.—Grandstand Show. 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 - .ented at 8 Saturday night and he show will be repeated again at 2 Sunday afternoon and 8 lunday evening. Also scheduled or Sunday are a horse show and contests at 4 in the after- loon. Prices for admission to the grounds will be the same as last ear, including $1 for adults 18 and older, 50 cents for teens 13 o 17, and 25 cents for children to 12. Children 6 and under vill be admitted free. : "* Admission to the grandstand • will be free for all events ex- ept the stock car races, for which the Hiawatha Racing As- ociation will charge asm a 11 ee for grandstand seats. Reuben Maki, the county's administrative secretary, again is enring 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 rwin Township, chairman; 'rank Basso of Watersm e e t, vice chairman; B. J. Conterio of Marenisco, Axel Jacobson of Wakef ield Township, Joseph Jurakovich of Bessemer T o wn- ship, Martin A. Kopnick and Stanley Nezwprski of Ironwood and Waino A. Wiemeri 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 Extens ion Agent Miss Carolyn Crowell are the supervisors of all exhibits. Assisting them will be Miss Joellyn Drake, county extension 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 1 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 Bielawski. |.'| Youth and home extension .-^ Mrs. Athony Rigonl. Flowers—Mrs, Albert B t e n - strom. ? Art—Malvjna Fleldseth. , School exhibits —Andrew f. Bednar. " '* * r

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