* tt JM. tO, Iftr 1 At *Â· New Farm wg* \rnado L EMORY GROSEM5\CH FARMPLACE Â·uddesay grow stork, a wiad and raw fiercely roaring of that area scurrying into their j basements as tens buuttuws flew I apart, tree* won ripped loose, and ithe air beeus* thick with flying debris. i Miraculously, no parson living I suffered an macsi as ,Â», scratch | from the stem. And no houses jwer* desU'oysd. although several Â· were eonolderahty damaced. i The loss of othsr farm buOd- ataJI IB be done. The Ira which had buildinga except the that waa badly damaged -man ha* a pr CHARLES AND HOWARD HUDSON PARMPLACE GLENN TALBERT FARMPLACE JOHN DAWLEY FARMPLACE IRA BRADEN FARMPLACE BLOOM BUILDERS 1956... Our Record Year 1957 . . . Progress Ahead! We are ready and equipped to construct all tyoes of buildings for farm, machine shop, warehouse, etc.. in 1957. Each year finds new needs for Bloom-Built pole type buildings. SAVE WORK TIME Â· MONEY with Bloom-Built Pole-Type Buildings FREE FARMSTEAD PLANNING Our trained men will help you plan yoi:r farmstead to fit your crop and livestock program. Just as!c us. .Which One of These Buildings Do You Need ? WAREHOUSE HAY STORAGE CORN CRIB Â·EEF BARN MACHINE SHED TURKEY SHELTER POULTRY HOUSE LOAFING BARN GENERAL PURPOSE Â«oe HOUSE DAIRY SHEEP BARN Bloom Builders 1208 SOUTH 11TH OSKALOOSA, IOWA DIAL OR 3-5419 iHaita Co. EriwiM Service jllhjMhjib Of 1954 Fifty-eight term people helped to plan and carry out the Marion county agricultural extension service 1*55-56 program, which included the sponsorship of the boys' and girls' 4-H clubs. Family Living! program, Farm-and-Home development, and the agricultural pro- Â·gram. Assistance was also ren- idered to numerous cooperating ' rural and urban groups. 'Â· i John Shilling of Bussey served! Â·as chairman of the 1955-36 exten-s jsion program planning committee,! Â·with Mrs. L. C. Shiwers as secretary. Other members of the com- Â·mittee were Don Den Adel, Keni neth Woody. Mrs. S. 8. Fisher and , Worth Rankin, Jr. : The second Marion county extension council was elected in November and took office on Jan. 1, 1956. Clyde Core was re-elected chairman of the council, with Mrs. L. C. Shiwers, vice-president; Mrs. i 'Katheryne Visser.^secretary, jffld ! Jim Goff. treasurer. j Some of the groups which were, assisted were DHIA, Marion County Farm Bureau, the Dairy Breeders association, the Knoxville chamber of commerce and the purebred Angus, Hereford, and Shorthorn breeders' associations. GBOUPS WHICH cooperated with the extension service in their programs were the Knoxville Rotary club, the county fair board, the soU conservation district, the ; county ASC committee, the vocational agriculture departments, veterans' instructors, and others. An assistant extension director was employed the first of February to initiate a farm-and-home 1 development program in the county- Fifty-five farm families were interviewed by the statistical labora-, tory of Iowa State college for the Kellogg Foundation study. Work [with these families consisted primarily of personal farm visits and , a number of mailings. ! Present plans are to work wim. i these families tor three years, j Meetings are planned with a num-, ber of them this winter. j i NEW FACES were present at the' 1 Family Living extension program' Â· elections. Mrs. James Holland J headed the committee which' helped with the planning of the Women's program, that women indicated they wanted. Among tte lessons this year were pruning, 1 shrubs and trees, garden manage-! 'ment, cotton dress workshop, and, others. As a result of the "Color j in the Home" lesson, the women 1 , had a. booth at the county fair and the Iowa state fair. j 1 Two hundred twelve girls fin-' , ished the year under the guidance ' of local volunteer leaders. i ! This was the second year of , clothing for the girls, and the project work and displays were excellent. As part of their com-. 1 munity service, the girls made nut i ' cups for the VA hospital and county poor farm,. Cndene Giflord was the county president, and Mrs.; Lester Rankin was chairman of the j girls' county committe*. . ' The 15 farm project 4-H Clubs had the largest enrollment on record, with 30 members. Of this, Â· number, 80% completed their year's work, showing an increase of 6% over last year. These 4-H members were an un- 1 der the supervision of 30 volunteer leaders and an eight-member 4-H club committee headed by Waldo McCorkle, chairman. They were assisted by the county 4-H officers, with Billy McCorkle as pres- , ident. | SOME OF THE major accomplishments during the year were the development of a demonstration program at county fair, fine record of exhibition at county, state and dairy cattle congress shows and a very prosperous 4-H special activity of "Prevention of Livestock Marketing Losses." A fine attendance record of 4-H leaders at the six training meetings held during the year and a good parent interest and cooperation in club work must also be classed as outstanding accomplishments The girls' and boys' 4-H leaders, committees and officers have cooperated in planning and holding such events as the 4-H carniva;, | banquet. Rally Day, basketball tournament, achievement shows, I ,county fair, party, officer training school and publishing the , newspaper. MARION LADELY FARMPLACE ings, however, was seen to be im-' And the job is not yet finished. I Among the improvements that it, with a new bam, a house and a new garage. AD buildings are painted whit*. The results of an exteasrw pairing and rebuilding project are apparent at the Marion La fannplace. The lofty, whH* suit. 'the white corncrib and tttt white i machine shed -- all throe 'in a straight line -sharp contrast to the buildings seen on this pise* tte day after the storm. THREE NEW buildings, all painted a light green, give th* Charles Hudson tarmptec* * fresh [appearance, while directly across [the road can still b* seen th* 'shambles of the building* tented I by the tornado. The new buildings here are a 4500-biishel corncrib, a 97x54 barn with an open shed on one side, and a 27x60 machine shed. Operating this farm are Charles *Â»d his son Howard. A sew 30x60 machine shot is taking the place of several small buildings that were wrecked on th* farmplace of Mrs. Bertha O. Hudson, whose husband, the late W. B. Hudson, died Dec. 27.1866. Mrs. Hudson's son Billy, 16. is now operating the farm a* well a* attending Montezuma high school. In addition to these major ton- provements, practically every mense as the farm people came The mammoth task of getting j can now be seen in that area are^ place in the path of tte tornado out of their basements and storm back to normal began the very' the following: i had a lot of repairing to do. A eÂ»r- caves and looked around. 'next day as hundreds of sympa-l THE DAMAGED front porch of tain amount of replacement^ of Now, 5*4 months later, the thetic friends, neighbors and rel-jthe Emory Grosenbach home h^a furniture and other household stricken farmyards are fairly well Datives congregated at the stricken been completely removed. (It was goods that went flying in various tidied up, and rising from the' farmplaces to help with the initial too close to the newly-widened and, directions as the storm struck al- midst the stripped, stumpy-look- clean-up work. ~ i graded Highway 146 anyway --'so has been necessary. Window* ing trees still standing are a goodj j^ t^ fa^ Q lAt followed came another noteworthy mark of pro- alone constituted a major item ut number of new, farm buildings. m, e undertaking of the larger re-'gress for this neighborhood). The household restorations. WHILE 8IGXS of the havoc ! pairing jobs and the beginning of' Grosenbachs also have built a new * "-- Â· Â· "-wreaked by the tornado are still j plans for new barns, cnbs, ma-' porch at the rear of the house. plainly visible -througfeoHt chine sheds, etc. Then, through-; Glen Talbert who rents from In the face of the unbalar tween farm costs and farm Income that prevailed last year, to th* area, "a." ~stupatÂ«i $35,000 worth'out the fall months carpenters,' Bill Bernstein "of Oskaloosa, now] face of the prolonged drouth, and of rebuilding, repairing, replac-j concrete pourers, plumbers and, has the use of a new corncrib, a then in the face of *|j** ( * n ~ o * ing and general cleaning up has painters were everyday guests at'new garage, aew hen house, new' devastation, these people hav* taken place in the Forest Home most of the farmplaces hit by the j water tower and rebuilt hog still achieved a degree Ot progress, neighborhood since last Aug. 12. j storm. 1 houses. lfor 1 * 5 '- I 2 YEARS As Iowa's Leader in Sales of Massey- Harris Tractors SALES WINNER It has been our honor and pleasure to lead the state of Iowa for the past three consecutive years in total n u m b e r of new Massey Â· Harris tractors sold. The sales acceptance of Massey-Harris proves to us that farmers of this area know through experience the tractor that will do the job for them! It's An Honor To Sell the Very Best! N U T R E N A F E E D S Ferguson and Massey-Harris TRACTORS IMPLEMENTS Kelly Ryan Elevators Ezee-Row Spreaders Loaders SEE US FOR GOOD USED EQUIPMENT-PRICED RIGHT! Van Zetten Implement Co. 601 A Avenue West Oskdooso, Iowa Did 3-7178 i..,..
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