Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 27
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 27

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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SKUON TWO AGMCULTURf DAILY VOL 70 NO. 128 107 VIAftS OP MBMMKft SERVICE OSKALOOSA. KW*-WBNESDAY. JANUARY 30, 1957 FOUNDED JULY Z 1850 Enclosed in the dotted line is the Field Days The host couple, State Rep. and Mrs. John S. Grav, at their farm home. Wallaces' Farmer and WHO-TV personnel met with local committees in first big planning session Dec. 13. This home, now occupied by the Loren Bo wen family, will play a big part in the homemakers' show. Farm Highlight Of Year Set For June 19-20 June 19 and 20 wffl fall on a Wednesday and a Thursday this year. That's a good thing tq know at this time, because those two days are going to be pretty big days for Oskaloosa and Mahaska county. There may be 25,000 or more people from all parts of Iowa, and perhaps some from neighboring states too, pouring into the immediate Oskaloosa area on each of those two days. You'd have to go back to Nov. 2, 1937, when the state corn husking contest was held here, to find as big a crowd at Oskaloosa as the one expected next summer. The , estimated attendance at the husking contest was 30,000. Oskaloosa's guests next summer will be attending the 1957 Corn Belt Farm Family Field Days, the second such event ever to be held in Iowa. The first one was held last June at Eldora. WHAT IS this event with the long name? Well, primarily, it's a mammoth farm show. For rural folks (and city people too!) who would like to get a look at whaf s the latest in farming equipment, in farm operations, in the art of cooking, in women's summer clothing, in home remodeling, in landscaping and gardening -- this event wfll be a MUST on next summer's calendar. And where is it going to be? The site will be on a 120-acre piece of ground, part of which is a portion of John S. Gray's farm and the remainder of which is land he is renting from his father-in-law, Fred G. Lamond, who lives in Oskaloosa. The site outlined in the above aerial photo, is bordered on the east by the road leading south from the Lake Keomah corner on Highway 92 and is bordered on the south by the Burlington road extending southeastward out of University Park. Roughly, it's six miles southeast of the center of Oskaloosa. But really, no one will have any trouble finding it, come June 19 and 20. There will be road signs galore, there will be highway patrolmen, volunteer guides, temporary power lines strong out from Oskaloosa. and probably even airplanes flying in to the Oskaloosa airport and bringing in show visitors. There are two state sponsors -- the Wallaces' Farmer and Iowa Homestead magazine and Radio Station WHO-TV. both of Des Moines; and also two local sponsoring groups -- the Oskaloosa chamber of commerce and the Mahaska County Farm Bureau. While an immense amount of planning and preparatory work Is still to be done in advance of the show, a preview of what the show's thousands of guests are likely to see can be given at this lime. OF INTEREST TO MEN. primarily, according to Al Bull, Wallaces' Farmer field editor, will be (1) the field demonstrations, (2) the outside equipment displays, and (3) inside exhibits. The displays and exhibits will be furnished by advertisers with the state sponsoring organizations. At the Eldora show there were 147 exhibitors, and even more are expected thi? year. Some of the field demonstrations being considered at this time will involve a number of forage choppers (last year there were 14 different kind of choppers, working side by side), several hay balers, some fertilizer demonstrations on corn, application of granular D.D.T. for control of corn borers, spray FIELD DAYS , . . · (Continued, on page 14) iNEWSPAPERl \ _,,, INEWSPAPERl

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