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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 34

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* M WW. JM. M. I**T Introducing: Mahaska County's Agriculture Extension Council In ma effort to help the general poblk beewke familiar with the Mahaska county agricultural extewkm couacU and its work, this feature is devoted to introducing the council members by means of picture* and personal sketches. The 19-member council is comprised of one representative from each township in the county. One vacancy. West Des Moines township, exists at present. The council has charge of planning and adopting the general policies of the county extension program, supervising its operation,, hiring the trained personnel on the office staff, and deciding how the extension service's annual budget of $17,500 is to be spent. The $17,500 conies out of a county fund, raised entirely by property taxes. The information and training offered to the public through the county extension service is available to all residents of the county -- both urban and rural. Following are the members of the extension council, who serve without pay, arranged in the alphabetical order of the townships they represent: He tative from East Des Moines ! townsiup. Harry has lived on this I farm, owned by his father, T. D. : Rees. for ten years. . ! Harry is * member of the Meth- jodist church, the Eddyville M»- '- sonic lodge, and the steering committee of the school reorganization study for the Eddyville area. He is also a township ASC committeeman. Mrs. Rees was formerly Mary .Phillips. The three children in . the family are Richard Danny, 14, : Bill Edward, 12, and Jane Ann, 10. Harry's special interests an in . mechanics and repair work--"and helping those who need help," he : adds. us district. ; about one mil* Mr. and Mrs. White, the former i and although hi* Lm Ru Jager, h*ve three children. : is that ot all of whom art married. They widely know for are Jeaa Lewi* Lot* Hafieodcti purebred and Junior Watt*. Berkshire 22. Jim. 16, Loren, 14. and Esther, 9- Dick Vander Wilt Although Dick H. Vander Wilt, 56, the extension council's representative from Adams township, has a. New Sharon address, ais farmplace is only about six miles northeast of Oskaloosa, on the Glendale road. Dick is operating his jwn 444- acre farm, where he has lived for six years. He has been a resident of Mahaska county for 30 years. The farm has approximately 340 acres of cropland, with corn, oats and soybeans as the principal crops. Dick also raises hogs, cattle, turkeys and chicken broilers. Dick has a wide variety .of interests, as evidenced by his community activities. He is a member of the First Christian church, of the Mahaska county board of education, a committee member ol the Farmers Home administration for Mahaska county, and a charter member of the Oskaloosa Lions club--in addition to serving on the extension council. Mrs. Vander Wilt is the former Dolores Dazier, and rounding 1 oul the family are Morgan C, Marc G., Kim Elizabeth, and Claire E. "My side interests are fishing mnd hunting," Dick says, "but 1 don't have much time to enjoy them." A grain and livestock farmer, Walter Steennoek, 49, of near Leighton, represents Black Oak township on the extension council. He owns and operates a 160-aere farm, where he has lived an of the 49 years he has been in Mahaska county. Walter is also a member of the Leighton Christian R e f o r m e d church, a member of the Bella Christian high school board of directors, a township ASC cornmit- teeman, a member of the Farm Bureau, and is serving- as president of the local school board at Leighton. Mrs. Steenhoek is the fonaer Anna. Van Zee, and the couple's children are Mrs. Betty Hessing, Maurice Beaver Chairman of the extension council since its beginning has been Maurice Beaver, 37," who represents Cedar township and who operates a 160-acre farm, which he rents, about three miles southeast of the town of Cedar. Maurice has spent his entire life on the same farm, except for a time in college and for two years when he served as a Farm Bureau fieldman. Following a general livestock program, he raises hogs, feeder cattle and sheep. Maurice is a member of the Methodist church and Farm Bureau, and has assisted with community chest drives. His favorite hobby is photography. He and Mrs. Beaver, the former Lois Ferguson, have two children, Susan Kay, 10, and Margaret Ann, Fanning 103 acres, located about two miles southeast of Givin, j is Harry E. Rees, 54, of Route 2, j Oskaloosa, the council's represen- j In connection with ! prises, he is a member of the Mahaska County Purebred flswep association, a muahar «C County Swine FT tion, vice-pMMsnt of lows Purebred Sheep Breeders assnrtsMon. sad president of Iowa Southdown Breeders association. And early this month he was elected Tiee- chairman of the extension eoun- eiL He is also a member of the Methodist church. He and Mrs. Maxted, the former Myrtle G. Shaw, have two children, Mrs. David Halbto«n of KnoxriUe, who has two children of her own, and M. J. (Jimmie), a sophomore in veterinary medicine at Iowa State college. Hybrid Tea roses are a well- developed hobby at the Maxted home. foe* to Minnesota and Can- for a bit of fishing wham he got* the opportunity. And nying hint on his trips ts Mrs. Browntlkr. the former Joan Nicholson. Robert Van De Pol Robert Van De Pol, 40, of Route 5, Oskaloosa, Jefferson township's council representative, owns and operates a 160-acre farm three miles west of Eveland bridge. His other activities include those associated with his membership in the Christian church at Oskaloosa, the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Farm Bureau. He and Mrs. Van De Pol, the former . v ^ry Palmer, have one daughter, Carol, 13. Whenever he has time, Robert best likes to travel as a special interest. Kirs. Kieieil. Hazen C. Pettit, 58, of Route 5, Oskaloosa, is serving as treasure] of -the extension council as wel as representative for GarfieU township. He owns the SSO-acre farm where he and his family nave lived for the past 22 years... Although his type of fanning iu general in nature, hogs, turkeys and sheep are his strong lines. Hazen holds membership in the Methodist church, Oskaloosa's Rotary club, the Farm Bureau, an the Iowa Turkey - P r o d u c e r s association. Mrs. Pettit is the former Feme Schultz. The Pettits have four children, Bernard, 27, 'Alvin, 24, Jeannine, 21, and Marlyn, 14. Harrison township's representative on the council is Edison White, 60, who owns and operates an 80- acre farm about two miles northeast of Eddyville. He has lived on the same farm for 27 years, all but one of the 28 years he has been a resident of Mahaska county. Cattle and hogs comprise his main farming 1 Although enterprises. In addition to serving council representative, M. JTMax- on the extension council, "he is also ted, 50, has just an acreage (own- a member of the school board in j ing 4 acres and renting 9 more) 9. Maxted Lincoln township's Fair ai board of directors. Nsw Y*rk Uf* Insttnsws Ofc, he W act*** sparest hi tha owner of * Beott township, ins; as office manager f04* tha Edwards AY Campbell pole-barn construction fin. He is a of the Vmnf BOM lodge and is a Cob Jack aad hto wife, the former Frees* of Beverly Hills, Calif, hav* three children, Bill. Id, Mary Asa, », awl Andy, T. BporU rate high oa Jack's Itot of Bid* interests. Madison township's representative, Mrs. Lawrence W. Everett, 30, of Route 3, New Sharon, has been serving as secretary .of the extension council since it was first organized. The former Beverly George of Blackhawk county, Mrs. Everett and her husband are operating a 400-acre "farm, which they rent from Mrs. Mildred Fox and Frank Everett and where they have lived for 9*2 years. Their main enterprises are hogs, beef cattle, sheep, grain, melons and sweet potatoes. Mrs. Everett i* music director and also a Sunday school teacher at the Lacey.Methodist church, serves on the Iowa Wesleyan college advisory group, and at times, we suspect, also offers her husband advice in his capacity as P.TJt. chairman for the Lacey Consolidated school district. She lists music, writing, reading, sewing, landscaping and gardening as her hobbies and side interests. The Everetts have five children --Leslie, 8, George, 6, Rebecca, 5, Gordon, 3, and Floyd, five months. Monroe township has Max Browneller, 38, who farms north j of Rose Hill, as its representative on the extension council. The farm which he is operating is 420 acres, part of which he owns and part of which he rents. He - has lived there since 1939. . While Max reports he is a grain and livestock farmer, his well- known specialty, is registered Suffolk sheep. He is serving as a director of the Iowa Wool Growers j association, also as a director of the Iowa Purebred Sheep Breeders association, and is a member of Jack Lambersoa Since Oskaloosa is also regarded officially as a township, it too has a representative on the extension council -- in the person of Jack Lamberson, 38. of 117 north Park. Aftert W. Stewart Pleasant Grove township's representative on the extension council is Albert W. Stewart. 33, of Twin Valley Farms in the Spring Valley community. After having been associated with his father, the late C. Emory Stewart, in the raising of purebred Shorthorn cattle, he is now operating a 266-acre farm, part of which he is renting from his mother. A lifetime Mahaska county resident, he has been living on his present farm for nine years. His main enterprises are corn, oats, soybeans and. alfalfa -- in addition to Shorthorn cattle. Last fall Albert was elected president of the Central States Shorthorn Breeders association. He is also a member of the Central Methodist church in Oskaloosa and of the Lacey Community club. His wife is the former Gladys Lucille Brom. They have three Prairie township's tive OB the council to WUham va» der Waal, 93, of Bearsboro. Rout* 2, who operates a 4»0-acr» Cum, ·bout five miles west of New Sharon, ia partnership with au son Roy I*, *T. v Of the 490 acres, Bffl owns zM and rents the other 210. Of the 22 years he has been in Mahacka founty, he has lived* on this farm for 22 years. BUI to a member of the Bureau, also of the church, and is serving as director of the Prairie township school district. Mrs. Vander Waal is the former iThelma Alderman. Besides their \ son, they have one daughter, Mrs. 'Frances Augustine of Rose HUL The council's representative from the northwest corner of the county, Richland township, if 49- year-old Herman Nollen. who has a Route 2, Pella. address. He has been on his farm, which, has recently grown to 190 acres, for ten years, and he engages in la general type of fanning--live! stock and grain. ! A member of the Second R«- 1 formed church of Fella, he to presently serving on the curriculum committee of the school reorgmni-« ration study for the Peflm ares, Herman is also a member of the Farm Bureau. Mrs. Nollen is the former Opal Lust. The two children in th« (Continued on Next Page) now! "CUD BUGS" in Now you actually "plant" billions of microscopic "cud bugs" -- fiber-digesting Hie rumen organisms -- in your cattie when you feed them SWIFT'S NEW CATTLE PRIMER. Here's what these "cud bugs" do: « Gel eottfe en feed fatter · Put en fain faster at lest cost e Get more ovt of low-grodt roughage e Increase protein "output** of reed * Add b!v«.Ti te your cattle CATTU ratmsc contains ample Vitamin A--especially helpful when cattle have been on dry range or are going on below* par roughage. Stt if for detiils YOUR FOUR MAHASKA COUNTY DEALERS · VAN GORP IMPLEMENTS OSKALOOSA PHONE OR 2-2212 · CEDAR ELEVATOR CEDAR. IOWA PHONE FREMONT 22F2 · ROSE HILL ELEVATOR ROSE HILL. IOWA PHONE ME 2*8209 · DICK GROET, Eddyville, Iowa WEAN BABY PIGS AT JUST 2 WEEKS Swift's BABY PIG PRIMER contains ·nxym«, Pepsin Now it is practical to wean pigs early. Swift's Baby Pig Primer contains a wonder-working enzyme called pepsin. With it, two-week- old pigs can digest lower-cost feeds ·uch «· oil meals. You cut way down on tha «ost of milk-based pr*-»UrterS. . . . You get heavier pigs, up to 40 or 50 pounds. Save on sow weight, too. See « for details. THAT SATISFIES! Our Tank Men Give the Folk in i This Area Same Day Service On: · GASOLINE · OIL · FUEL or KEROSENE NEXT TIME TRY US POTHOVEN OIL COMPANY 802 High Avenue West » Oskaloosa -Did 2-2161 A. W. Garrett DIAL OR 3-7687 lEWSPAPERI lEWSPAPERl

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