Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 31
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 31

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wo. ·AYHfltALft JO. 1917 17 * Go Strong For royiiteiits advantage of the malt's cOBt-eharing pragma (ACP) in 19SB than erer before, according to m report from tb* cotfltty AfiC office. rumen in tb* county already hare earned in CXCCM of $100,000' in payments for completed conservation practice^ on their farms during the past year, Raymond Vaaderhorst, · f f 1 c « manager, pointed out. Ibis figure ii expected to reach $115,000, compared to (70,000 for 1*35, by the time all the payments are mad* for practice* in IK*, he added. A highly popular coat - aharing conservation practice in this county during the past year has been the digging of wells for a livestock. Vater supply, Vanderhorst aaid. Ibis practice was added, for the first time, to the approved list of · practices for Mnbnif 1 ** county last* April. APPROXD1ATM.T 200 farmers' in Mahaska county received ACP, assistance last year on the digging of wells, pointing up the increased] + TT i r *»«ni« given to water eonserva- tim »s » result of the prolonged Another popular ACP practice was that of constructing farm ponds, also for-the purpose of furnishing a water supply for livestock. Around 100 were built during] the year, and it is believed there! would have been considerably j more if several farmers had notj changed their minds and decided) to apply for an ACP payment on the well-digging instead. .Featuring the 1957 ACP program will be increases in some cost- share rates and the fact that several seeding practices will be offered to encourage farmers to divert land from crop production. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS of the 1957 program include: 1. An initial apportionment of 184,000 for Mahaska county, with. a state reserve fund set up to meet requests of counties having need; of additional money arter woricj gets underway. j 8. AH practice* offered in 1»56 for the state as a whole are again offered in 1957. Each county then has its own list of approved practices. 3. The 195T program goes «ren further than that of 195« in encouraging construction of terraces and tto planting or improvement of stands of forest trees. In 195T, as much as 70 percent of file cost of these practices may be met with cost-sharing, to 1956 the Emit was CO percent. 4. The 60 percent rmnrimnm rate in 1956 for erosion control dams, livestock water ponds and sod waterways wiU be permitted again in 1957. In addition, the maximum euoio yard rate for constructing ponds will be 10 cants in 1957, or two cents more than In 1956. · Household Insects To Be Discussed At Family Living Meet Latest word on control of household insects will be the subject ofj an all-day educational program at! the Farm Bureau building in Os-J kaloosa on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Ev-j eryone interested is being invited! to attend. I This wiU be one of the year's series of training sessions included] in the Family Living program, a; branch of the Mahaska county ex-, tension service and headed by Miss! Helen Dilger, county home econo- j mist. I Dr. Harold (Tiny) Gunderson, j extension entomologist, will be the, guest speaker for the day. Hisj subject for the morning session, to j hegm at 10 o'clock, will be "Ih-j sects Harmful to People"; and toj be discussed in the afternoon session, beginning at 1:30, win be the subject of "Insects Harmful to Food, Clothing and Household Fur-, Slashings." ' lEss Dilger's Family Living, training sessions have met with a steadily - increasing popularity among both rural and city women throughout the faH period. | Representatives from many varied women's organizations have, been absorbing information on I such subjects as clothes buying, food buying, and selection of foods to be served to guests, and then have been retiming to their clubs' for further dissemination of what, they had learned at the Family: laving meetings. « Ne*t Tuesday's all-day meeting! wffl be open to The general pub-| he, as wiU the following meeting,* schedued for March 19. At the March meeting, to begin at 1:30, Earl Raun, also an ISC extension entomologist, roll present the subject, "Lawn, Garden and Flower t Bisects." Another leaders' training session fa planned for April 5, to begin at^ 1:30 p.m., at which Miss Dilger! win present the subject, "Under-* standing Ourselves." Topics to be' discussed will include: what is personality, the value of goals, emotional maturity, and the prize goal. The May 18 meeting, to begin at 1:30 p. m., will be open to sHj women in the county. Mrs. Jane- Scott of New York City, a repre-; sentative of a national' pattern company and reputed as "a humorist on styles and patterns," win present a diaciiMion -«n the clothe* you wear. "GOOD.T«d«Y - BETTER Tomorrow...' Mahaska County Farm Bureau 108 NOBTH THIRD STREET OSKALOOSA, IOWA DIAL OB 3-3478 1917 to 1957 YEARS Or r for all of Mahaska County Offering Sound Programs for Farm People Legislation - Education - Services , Your Mahaska Count}* Farm Bureau has been serving the needs of farm families in this county for 40 years. We are working for you and we need your support and cooperation. We are active not only in this community, but in Iowa and the nation as well. We stand for the protection and advancement of American agriculture. Your Farm Bureau offers a complete program of Legislation, Education and Services for farm families. Your Mahaska County Farm Bureau owns its own building at 109 North Third Street, Oskaloosa. As a property owner and tax-payer, we are vitally interested in the future growth of Oskaloosa M well as all of Mahaska County. We ha^e been an active part of this community for the past 40 year* and will continue to be a permanent membir of community life in the years to come. Membership goal for 1957 is 1,600 Mahatk* County farm families. The campaign i» well under way. Your Farm Bureau cannot tope to hav« the program it wants without the use of Bound btunneM principles and adequate financial reserves to insure stability. Dues have not been increased -- they are still $15 a year. FARM IUREAII OFFICERS are Cornie Leo Fox, past-president and voting delegate; Vander Linden, president (left); Alvin Vander- Lawrence Everett, voting delegate; and Charles Wilt, vice-president; LsYerne Sedore, treasurer; West, secretary. They were elected in Oct., '56. Marion-Mahaska Farm Service Co. Brings Modern Farming to 2,000 Protect Your Big Investment in Farming IT COSTS 4 CENTS A DAY! Where Your $15 Goes - - - AA UU Sf *Y* '" Mahaska county to carry on our county Farm Bureau program. , "For Modern Farming" is the motto of the Marion-Matiaaka Farm Service Company. It offers its 2.CCO customer-members a complete line of petroleum products, fertilizers, animal health products and farm chemicals. The Service Company operates two complete »ets of installations -- one at 610 First avenue west in Oskaloosa; the" other at 1101 North Lincoln in Knoxvflle. Each site is equipped with a fertilizer warehouse, a bulk plant, a petroleum storage warehouse, service station outlet and a service garage. The central office is at Oskaloosa. Since the cooperative was organized in 1931 at Oskaloosa it has experienced a rapid growth. Originally the firm handled only petroleum products, but in 1952 the additional lines were added to increase the services available to the fanner. In 1953 operations were expended to include Marion county. Tour friendly tank men in Mahaska county are Herman Bokhoven, Junior King, Harold Redding* and George Van Dyk. In ilarion county they are Ray Moore, Bussey; Laverne Smith, Melcher; Nick Braafhart, Jr., Fella. Officers of the Farm Service Co. are Ben Groenendyk, Cedar, president; Andrew DeGues, Fella, vice-president; and Robert J. Harvey of Oskaloosa Route 5, secretary-treasurer. Other members of the board of directors are Homer Nicholson, Oskaloosa route 1; Cecil Brower, What Cheer; J. C. Cook, Oskaloosa route 5: Kenneth Walston, New Sharon; Macil Don King, Knoxville; and Kenneth Woody, Knoxville. Total sales for the past fiscal year were $746,828, with net savings at $48,103. Assets total $250,165. The marked increase in the sale of petroleum products last year resulted in an overall business increase. Nearly 2^»million gallons of fuel were sold in 1956. During the past 10 years, 5275,000 in patronage savings have been returned to the company's members. Refunds for 1956 totaled 536,573, or an average of $18.71 per membecustoir.er. AH of the company's products are bought on specification from the Iowa Supply company and are under constant quality check. Staff members include M J Heimendinger, manager, Oskaloosa, and Virgd Brommell, assistant manager, Knoxville. $ M f\f\ Pays your dues to the Iowa Farm Bureau--including subserip- ·ffvWW tion to Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman--and is used fa promote legislation, market research equitable taxation, better rural roads and other projects. $ V f\f\ Gives you membership in the American Farm Bureau Federa- I el/U tion which helps protect farmers' interests in Washington by working for constructive farm, national and international leg* islation affecting all segments of our economy. Our continued growth is the result of your loyalty and cooperation Your Farm Bureau Insurance Services Present.. An Entirely NEW Plan of BLANKET Personal Property Protection! O Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members · Especially for Faun Families ALL RISK BLANKET protection on Household Farm Personal and Personal Effects, Property Protection GET THE FACTS · Make certain that YOUR Protection has kept pace with your progress! Don Nebergall, Agency Manager · Did 3-3478 OSKALOOSA 410 FIRST AYE. E. -- DIAL 2-2589 Mohaska-Marion Farm Service Co. ·OARD OF DIRECTORS KNOXYILLE 1101 NORTH LINCOLN -- PHONE 1170 . F W S F A P F R l

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