Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 6, 1965 · Page 19
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 19

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, August 6, 1965
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r.,,... C DAILY OD. MICHIGAN e State's Folkior Is Put to Music A chance encounter with a book entitled "Wisconsin Is My Doorstep" has led Dave Peterson, a staff member of the Wisconsin Idea Theatve, down a path that eventually resulted in the creation of an entertaining and unusual musical show called "Badger Ballads." The new musical show is an "historical hootenanny" that will take thfe audience on a musical excursion through Wisconsin's colorful history. "Badger Ballads" features folksongs and ballads that developed spontaneously in the state during the 19th Aug. 78-79 Overnight Women's C a in p will be held at the Gogebic County Extension Camp, Little Girl's Point, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18-19. The camp is sponsored by the Qogebic County Home Economics Council but Is open to any Gogebic County women. Classes will be given in making pottery, by Carolyn Crowell; in creative stitchery and crewel embroidery, by Mrs. A. Rlgoni, in place mats and tote bags, by Mrs. W. K. Gray and Emma Hoeft, Bessemer. "Color Magic in the Homes, an Illustrated talk by Mrs. Irma Johnson, showing how to plan the color scheme of your home, built around a picture, wall paper or drapery fabric. composer of several muslca 1 s. Evening entertainment and was searching for American I relaxation for busy homemakers folklore on which to base a | who want a couple of days away play, j from household routines Is sche- "At that time." he admits, "my! duled Idea of folklore was limited to' F ° ] : m ,° r e 1 ", fo " nati ° n a n d vague recollections of Dan 1 e 1 ! registration, call the Coopera- Boone and Davy Crockett. ltl l j ve Extension Office by M o n- century. In i960, Peterson, author and never occurred to me that there might be folklore right here in Wisconsin. After reading "Wisconsin Is My Doorstep," Peterson r e a - lized that there is a great deal of Wisconsin lore, and that people like Robert Gard, author of the book and director of the Wisconsin Idea Theatre, had been writing on the subject for many years. Peterson then started a search that lasted five years. During that time he found hundreds of Wisconsin folk songs and b a 1- lands, some of which are being presented In "Badger Ballads." Peterson investigated m a n different sources In his search for folk songs. Included in the list are collections by poet Carl Sandburg, at one time a Milwaukee newsman; and Franz Rickaby, a music scholar who visited Wisconsin early in the 1900's in search of folk music. A University of Wisconsin School of Music study, under the direction of professors Helene Blotz and Leland Coon, also located a vast collection of native Wisconsin songs. Peterson also had help from Gard and L. G. Sorden, co-authors of "Wisconsin Lore," a book which contains a number of Wisconsin ballads. More than 20 songs are presented in "Badger Ballads," including songs about lumberjacks, the Civil War, the Great Lakes, immigrants, and other folks o n g s from Wisconsin's pioneer clays. In addition, two contempor a r y numbers are sung by their composers, Al Singer and Kent Toepfer, both cast members of "Badger Ballads." day, Aug. 9. {rrower must take sunnier st"" 11 ciiillniin aiU.1- tut' fiuweis lu:\»i: iallen. Make a six to eight-lnuu cutting from the steam branches and remove all the leaves except for one or two at the top. Then plant the cutting with half its length below the ground. Water the cutting and then invert a fruit jar over It. Leave the fruit jar on until next spring. Swenson believes it would be a good Idea to dust the end of the cutting With a plant grow t h hormone to speed up root growth. He says you can take fall cuttings after the stem is woody or hardened well. Cut the stems into eight to 10 inch lengths and remove all leaves. Plant the cuttings in a well-protected sunny spot with only the top bud above the ground. When freezing weather comes, cover the cuttings with several inches of mulch to keep the ground from freezing. Building Plans Now Available Entry Day at Fair Is Close just six more days and it will be entry day at the annual Gogebic County Fair, says Andrew F. Bednar, County Exten s i o n director. The official premium list ap- ' peared in last Friday night's 1s- i sue of the Daily Globe, No oth- ;er premium lists will be pub! lished so exhibitors and fair gq- ers are urged to save the Globe Fair Supplement of last Friday. July 30. Particular attention is ., „, f ™. *.„„« called to the rules and regula- are now available for Michigan tjons regarding exhibiting at the Two new building plans—one for a machinery shed and the other for a modern farm" shop— farmers. The first of these plans, published by the Midwest Plan Service, contains planning data to help locate a machinery shed on the farm, and shows construction details to assist in building a 30' x '90' open-front fair. The State Department of Agriculture, which pays half of the premium awards, requires strict adherence to the rules and regu- to abide by .forfeiture of and we can't affaord that, Now Is LA* for Soil Analysis Now Is the time to start thinking about getting soil samples taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis so that life and fertilizer can be ordered early this fall for your next spring's crop, says Andrew F. Bednar, County Extension director. Donald Thurlow, Michi g a n State University Soil specialist, Chatham, says the State S o 11 Testing Laboratory on the campus of Michigan State University now offers the following chemical analysis: The pH of the soil (which is a measure of the soil acidity); the lime requirement necessary to correct the soil acidity for maximum crop production of a specif i c crop; the pounds of phosphorus available for plant growth; and the amuonts of exchange potassium, calcium and magnesium present In the sample. Many of the acid sandy soils in the Uper Peninsula of Michigan are deficient in magnesium, according to Thurlow. He states that magnesium can .be supplied in many different fertilizer materials, but that the cheapest source of magnesium is dolomltic limestone. Dolomi- tic limestone is a material that contains both calcium and magnesium in the carbonate form. If your soil needs lime, i t should be spread evenly so that the treated field is completely covered and no strips or spots are left unlimed. Lime does not A recent report just released by the Wisconsin Department of Resource Development, s t a tes that approximately 30,000 sea- Seasonal Homes' injured ~ ~ .. Harm Alfalfa Boom Continues Many Wisconsin farmers are worried about their alfalfa fields After the first cut, some stands failed to grow back while others grew back slowly. A potassium deficiency In the plants is often the reason for i sonal dwellings were constructed this condition, says Dick Wiese, in Wisconsin during the 1950s so n n specialist at the University and the building boom is still on, > O f wiconsln. iron! Thi s problem began last win' ter when five to 75 per cent of the fields experienced wi n ter structed for recreational use or, injury. Much of this winter dam- were converted to such use. The age cou id have been reduced i figures include only the data if the alfalfa had been properly states H. W. Kinney, County resource agent. Most of these units \vere con- BULLWHIP ACT—Los Lara- bees, a clever boy and girl who demonstrate the "Whips of the Argentine," will appear on the free grandstand show at the Go- getaic County Fair here on Aug. 14 and 15. El Larabee is widely known for his complete mastery of the long rawhide bullwhip, cutting and snatching bits of paper and articles of clothing from the person of his partner. Frequently he invites any bold and daring member of the audience to join him on the stage to serve as target holders for the slashing lash. from rural non-farm areas not; cu t and fertilized the seasonal dwellings in urban wiese says. last fall areas. The 10 high counties in Wisconsin range from 22,270 such units up to 5,980 in Vilas County. Iron County is listed as having 1,060 seasonal cottages. This This spring's potassium deficiency was largely the result of injured root systems caused from winter damage. The i n - jured roots were unable to take up the soil potassium needed when warm weather pushed was an increase of 872 per cent j growth-rates upward, if your the 4-H Council, sponsors of the book, feel justly proud of their accomplishment. It sells for $4 and all proceeds will be used to promote 4-H and other youth activities on the range. The plat book is available at all the local banks on the range, the Register of Deeds office in Bessemer, B&J Hotel in Mar- from 1950 to 1960. The ratio of seasonal units to occupied units in Iron C o u nty was 43 per cent. Iron County tied with Bayfield, Marq u e tte, and Waushara Counties with this ratio and for 8th place in the state. The higher the ratio, the alfalfa stand is weak, topdress- ing with potassium fertilizer can still improve its vigor and put the plants in shape to survice another winter, states Wiese. Where alfalfa stands look good enough to keep, Wiese recommends topdressing with pota s slum. His first choice would be g r e a t e r the economic impact 1350 pounds per acre would be this phase of recreation has on - - - — - lations — failure them results in travel horizontally through the • enisco, Starks Cabins and Clems soil to any extent. Many patchy shed. The open front has 15' x says Bednar . 12' openings. Two 18' x 12' doors i Entr i e s are open only to resi- in the back wall and a 15 x i denls of Qogebic county the on- 12' door in one end wall provide easy access to building. all parts of the Annual Tour Is Saturday The sixth annual U.P. F a rm Management Tour will be held this Saturday, Aug. 7, in Marquette County. It will feature the farming business — full time and part time. The tour which will start at Watson at 10 a.m., will include stops at a dairy-potato farm, a beef cow- calf part time farm, A maple syrup part time farm and a full time dairy farm of 80 milk i n g cows. A noon day luncheon at the Wells School west of Watson will feature an outstanding speaker in the person of Professor John Doneth of M.S.U. His topic will be "Agriculture Behind the Curtain." County Extension Director Andrew F. Bednar, asks local farmers to make every effort to participate in the Farm Management Tour. Machinery cutouts of 37 typical fachines are included to assist in planning the size and arrangements of the building. A wall section for an optional insulated shop is also shown. The plan for the mach i n e r y shed can be obtained by ordering Plan No. 74142, Machl n e ry Shed, for $1 from the Extension Service Office at Ironwood, or write the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Michig a n State University, East Lansing. The second of these plans, for a farm shop, details a 30' x' 30' paved shop that provides a proper place for almost every tool. The plan contains advice on location, a floor plan of the shop, and construction details that are helpful in erecting the building. This plan shows the location of doors, windows, work areas and recommended storage areas for the tools and equipment. A 14 foot overhead door allows large equipment to be repaired inside the shop. The walls are shown as stud y exception is the Saddle Horse Race which is loca 11 y sponsored by the Fair Board and which perflts entries from our neighbors in Iron Cou nty Wis. Articles to be exhibl t e d must have been made or produced since last year's fair—exceptions are in the case of antique classes and the -livestock division. Copies of the Globe Fair Supplement containing the offici a 1 premium list are available at the County Extension Office, Ironwood. seedings are caused by poor workmanship or carelessness in spreading lime. Lime should be applied well in advance, preferably a year for such crops as barley, clover and alfalfa which have a high lime requirement. The lime should be plowed be plowed under or worked well into the surface plow layer. It is important not to apply excess amounts of lime as this may cause a reduction in t h e Cafe in Watersmeet and the County Extension Office in Ironwood. or pole, and details showing how to construct and insulate either type are included. This plan may also be obtained by writing by writing for Order Plan No. 74119, 30' x 30' Farm Shop, for $1 from county Extension Offices of MSU's Department of Agricultural Engineering. NFO Meeting To Be Monday The Gogebic County National Farmers Organization will hole a meeting Monday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Ironwood Township Community Building. Members and all farmers in the area are asked to attend. A report on legislation being enacted in Washington that wil affect all farmers will be given that evening. A check totaling $88.50, proceeds from the dance held re cently, was sent to the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill. Hostesses for the evening wil be Mrs. Edward Backman and Mrs. John Ruona. Hints to Rose Growers Given Most varieties of roses can be propagated from stem cuttings taken during the summer or t in the fall. Stuart K. Swenson, Iron County agriculture agent, says the HOME NEED A FACE LIFTING? •with Dollar Saving Special from Forslund's I 10 inch Spruce vD i SIDING For Garage and Barn Construction 160.007 GARAGE DOORS Complete with all glass and hardware 62.50 oach USB DAILY GLOBE WANT-ADS certain plant as manganese, availability of nutrients such boron, or zinc. The best way to assure a successful crop is not to guess, but soil test. Book on Land Is Available The new 1965 edition of t h e Land Book of Gogebic County is now available to the public The plat book lists ownership of property of 10 acres or more Andrew F. Bednar, C o u n t j Extension director, calls atten tion to the following features p the new plat book. An index map of Goge b i County, an alphabetical index o townships, an alphabetized busi ness directory, facts about land descriptions, an interest rate calculator, index to land own ers and a general highway map of Gogebic County. The 35 page of maps show clearly and dis tinctly who owns what and how much. All the new roads a well as the old logging trail are shown. It took six months to prepar and publish the plat book but i tures in habit. Sprayer Users Get Warning Don't use a sprayer for insec- icides after you have used it for 4-D. Disastrous results may occur unless the sprayer, has been properly cleaned, says Ron Doersch, agronomist at the Uni- rersity of Wisconsin. Small amounts of 2, 4-D left in ,he sprayer can severely damage crops or ornamentals, so it s vital that the sprayer be cleaned immediately after using. If the same sprayer is used for two operations, follow these rules: First, drain all the spray material from the sprayer and rinse it with water. Then flush the tank, pump, hose and nozzl e s with hot water plus one cup of tri-sodium phosphate or one cup of household ammonia per 10 gallons of water. Let this mixture stand overnight in the tank. In the morning, drain the mix- the county. Iron and Florence count i e s evidently had the largest percentage gain in this type of construction from 1950 to 1960. If this ratio of growth c o n - tinues, the county could soon be in the position of nearly doubling population during the summer months. A 1959 survey indicated that $75 million was spent annually in Wisconsin by cottage users. Wisconsin resident cott age users spent an average of $1,300 while non-residents spent about $1,500 annually. "All in all, it is quite a tidy sum and certainly these seasonal dwellings are a very important part of the state's recreation industry," said Kinney. ""The population continues to grow and the demand for these facilities will no doubt continue to increase in the years ahead.' he next best, and a 350 pound pplication of 0-10-13 would be third alternative. Growers must get this fertilizer on the .eld as soon as possible in or- er to provide a satisfact o r y wtassium supply to the plants nd minimize winter damage, Viese emphasizes. ture and rinse the sprayer out with water. Never use 2, 4-D in a sprayer with a wooden tank, Doersch cautions. The 2, 4-D will soak into the wood and will be impossible to remove. NO QUICK — CHANGE Heavy milking cows are easily upset by sudden changes in their daily routines. For more Tomato Plants Need To Be Well Watered Keep your tomato plants wel watered during dry periods. It is suggested that the plant; be watered whenever it hasn' rained for a week or 10 days Then, be sure you water well— until £he soil is moistened 12 t 18 inches down or more. It's best, to use furrow-typ irrigation in vegetable garden if the soil is not too sandy Make a 2-to 3-inch furrow be tween the rows and run Wate slowly from the garden hose un til soil if thoroughly soaked. Individual plants can be wat ered directly from a hose lai on the ground. Build a r i d g of soil around the tomato plant about 18 inches in radius an two to three inches high. L e the water from the hose trickl in. Fill three or four times. Su ficient water is especially im portant during July and August Resorts Need at Least 10 Units Today's resort owners can no easier make a good liveilh o o d with six or eight cottages than a farmer can with 20 cows. L. G. Monthey, University of Wisconsin travel and recr e a • tion specialist, says that while small farms are toppling under the enormous costs of mod e r tt machinery Investment, increasing land costs are forcing out the smaller cottage resort establishments, fle says good lake or river front property has been appreciating in value about 10 per cent a year since 1946. High e r land value spells greater taxes and higher fixed costs for the small resofter, who normally grosses only about $700 p«r cottage a year. But Monthey says higher land values need not spell doom for the small cottage resort owner. Gross yearly Income per housekeeping cottage can often be raised to $1,000 by modernizing and extending the season. Also, the number of cottages should be increased to at least 10, Monthey says. The average in most areas is now about seven. He points out that the small resort owner can also attempt to remain in business by Intensifying his business. This means offering more personal services, such as food services, guiding, car service, bait, gift shop and ther related "side businesses." Jig Pumpkin Contest : or Children Slated The second annual Big Pumpkin contest for youngsters under 16 years of age is underlay. The sponsor is the Men's Garden Clubs of America. The deadline for entering is Nov. i. Last year's winner of a $25 U.S. 'Savings Bond was Hilda Thompson of Pheba, Miss., who grew a 98-pounder with the new (Burpee) "Big Max' jumpkln seed. There are 15 other prizes. The grower must send a pic- ;ure of the pumpkin or curcur- bit and himself and certification of weight to George Spader, executive secretary, Men's Garden Clubs of America, Morrisville, N. Y. More dairymen are building their herds around highrproduc ing first lactation heifers o known quality. Research 1 backing up proof that they'l out-produce their herdmates in future lactations and they don' burn out. pecialist Says, 'Use Milkers Right Away' Most dairymen prefer to sttrt irst-calf heifers off with the machine at the first milking, regardless of the extent of swelling present. "Handle the heifer ently and quietly from the start," advises' Jack Little. Michigan State University dairy specialist of Chatham. "Sometimes it takes a little extra time and patience to do the job, but t will be worth it. If she frets quite a bit, have someone raise her tail while she is being milked. Do not let the machine on too long. It is important to prepare the udder before applying the machine. If possible, employ machine stripping rather than hand stripping." Good Cows Hike Income High producing dairy cows have a higher feed bill than their low-producing roommates. But don't let this comparison fool you. 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