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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 18, 1962
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Friday Evening, May 18, 1382 Ixsgansport, Indiana Pharos-Tribune Nine Nation To Observe Soil Stewardship Week Observance Planned For May 27-June 3 Soil. Stewardship Week will be observed from May 27 until June 3 throughout the nation. The week will be observed locally in several Logan-land churches. The week is set aside each year to contemplate-the responsibilities of maintaining two of the nation's greatest resources—soil and water. Too often in the past American's have taken the supply of water and tillable soil for granted. Too often the misuse of : both resources has resulted in grief—not only for the tenant of the land — but for the nation as a whole. An example of this misuse oc-, cut-red a few years ago when farmers in the Midwest failed to control plowing on grasslands that resulted in gigantic dust, storms that literally blew away many farms—farms that at one' time had been great producers. Fortunately, through education and p_roper management, some of the mistakes have been rectified. However, a lot of work has yet lo be accomplished. Men of vision, realizing the importance of conserving our natural resources for a free America; Assistant Agent Named in Miami PERU—Donald C. Mahan was approved by the Extension Committee of the County Extension Committee as the Assistant County Agent for Miami County, announces R. L. Fuller, County Agent. He will begin his work here in Miami County on June ,15. Mahan was presented to the Committee by Paul Crooks, Extension Supervisor from. Purdue, with the highest recommendations. He is now serving as Assistant County Agent in Sullivan County working principally with 4-H club work. Mahan graduated from Purdue University in June 1960 majoring, in Animal Science. Diarrhea in baby pigs can be the cause of many deaths in the first few weeks following farrowing, warn veterinarians at.Purdue University. These conditions can also be the source of lost efficiency in getting the pigs started. Early consultation and diagnosis by a veterinarian is essential in the control of diarrhea in pigs. . Have been fighting to be heard with their warning that conservation must be the responsibility, of all. Their voices,, added with governmental action, have started several.programs toward conserving these vital resources. An example of this can be seen at bur own doorstep. Dedication ceremonies were held recently for the >Mississenewa River reservoir in Miami county. The effects of this reservoir on conservation throughout the area 'will more than compensate, in. time, for the actual cost. The reservoir will lessen.the chance for many acres of becoming inundated when the Wabash River rises to flood stage. Drainage of thousands of acres will be possible through the use of the reservoir. Millions of dollars will be saved that would normally be wasted through the ravages of high water. The demands that we Americans make upon our supplies of soil and water are staggering. In some cases, the demands have been so great that they cease to exist, or exist in such small quantities that tilling the soil or using the water is useless. As a result, the nation suffers along with the individual user involved. Water pollution in streams, lakes and reservoirs costs taxpayers millions of dollars a year in an attempt to purify the water for human use. Cities and small communities, often face serious problems through mismanagement of water supplies. A free nation acts in response 1 to urgency with a clear and great reaction. Decisions come slower and with diminishing certainty in the face of lessening need. Time after time, then, we confront the question of urgency — its dimensions and moral values, its costs and alternatives. We act quickly in times of national emergency, for there is never question about the defense of our nation against aggression. Our foremost purpose is freedom with dignity and we are determined to have it at all costs. In order to maintain a constant supply of good water and tillable soil, the. American people must be made aware -of the urgency that faces conservation today. The need is becoming greater than ever as greater than ever demands are being upon our re ; sources. 4-H News FOUR-LEAF CLOVERS The Boone township Four-Leaf Clover 4-H Club met recenlly at the school with Sue Berkshire in charge. Flag pledges were led by Connie Beecher and roll call was answered by 21 members with their favorite flower. Sandy Russell gave a health and safety report on "How to Slop Fire 'Hazards Before They Start." Songs were led by Carla Morphet and the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held on May 28. CLYMERETTES The Clinton township Clymer- ettes 4-H Club met at the Clymers school Monday evening with Rosemary Heckard in charge. Flag pledges were given by Norma Nicholson and Pam Thomas. Roll call was answered by "How lo Make My Yard More Beautiful." Mrs. Heckard distributed green folders and demonstration sheets. She also exhibited aprons made by Norma, Nicholson and Rosemary Heckard.- Songs were led by Laura Talbert, accompanied by Mrs. Meeker. The health and safety report was given by John Heckard on Fire Safety. Rosemary Heckard served cookies and milk for refreshments. The next meeting will be held on May 28 at the school. LITTLE SAMARITANS The Little Samaritans 4-H club members, voted to make tray favors and bake cookies for the Neal Home for a community project during the. Tuesday meeting at the Holm street Church o£ God. Mrs. Nedra Weaver distributed tickets for the barbecue on May 26 at the community center, followed with a talk "Why People Like and Dislike You" given by Cindy Collins. . Nancy Wright offered devotions and led in group singing along with Sharon Collins. Sue Laymon and Roberta B'riney were in charge of recreation. Refreshments were served by Karen Murray and Sue Laymon. The next meeting will be May 22. PEPPY PEPPERS Thirty-four members .of the Peppy Peppers 4-H club answered roll call during the rfecent session at the home of Kay Beth Kline. Jane Warner and Connie Coppock led the pledges to the flags. Committees for the mother's tea gave reports and the, health and safety report on "You and Your Family" was given by Camy Berkshire. Demonstrations were. presented by Jane Morris, 'Ja Warner, Connie Ingmire .and Nancy Morion. Refreshments were served. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP The Washington township Girl's 4-H clubs held a joint meeting Monday evening in the school gym with the mothers of the Junior girls as invited guests. The program ; Ior the year was given, and ajl project rules and requirements were explained. The wrong and right ways lo give a demonstration were presented to the members by Frances Jay in her demonstration of "Piccolo Pizza". Other pointers were given by the leaders, Mrs. Charles Jay and Mrs. Bill Stephenson. Refreshments were served ' lo the members »nd their mothers al the close of the meeting. • The officers of the clubs for the year are: Washington Workers, president, Sue Hahnert; vice-president, Nancy Wilson; secretary, Jane Miller; treasurer, Lou Hannert; corresponding secretaries, Rita Parmeter and Linda Burrous; reporter, Kalhy T o c c o; song leader, Christina Spltznogle; recreailion leaders, Barbara Downham and Suzan Wilson; health and safety leader, Frances 5 Jay. Junior Workers, president, Rebecca Spitznogle; vice-president,. Liesbet Jay; secretary, Cindy-Gotshall; corresponding secretaries, Cindy Chumney and Dorothy Cunningham; reporter, Jennie Woolever; song leaders, Darla Burlc- hart and Sue Halnerson; health and safety leader, Lola Hastings; recreation leader, Theresa Minneman. ews SOMETHING NEW — Russell Bevington, of rural route 1, Walton is shown planting cantaloupe plants using a unique and revolutionary planting aid. The black plastic Material is laid with a special machine. The plastic forms an almost air-tight condition for the plants to grow. Bevington cutii a hole in the plastic and then inserts a plant. By using the plastic material, Bevington states that cultivation will be eliminated, he will get higher yields • and the quality of the product will be improved. So far he has covered a,five-acre field with the material. Here he is assisted in planting by, left to right, Bob Stroud, an em- ploye and Barry Price, Bevijigton's grandson. (Staff Photo) Cass Youth To Address 4-H Meeting Duane Meeker, of Logansport, will speak on "An Opportunity To Serve" at a, noon luncheon Saturday, May 19 at Purdue Univer-' sity." The program is part of the day-long event honoring some 500 Hoosier bftys and girls who have distinguished themselves in 4-i> Club leadership. The event will be Indianai's fifth 4-H Key Club award program sponsored by Purdue's agricultural extension service and the Cities Service Oil Co. Any 4-H Club member who has previously won a p 4-H key is. eligible to attend. Lt. Gov, Richard Ristine will speak on "Leadership" at the noon luncheon. . Registration will be hehl'frbm 0' am. to 10 a.m. in the East Foyer of Memorial Center. They will be welcomed by Harold B. Taylor, state 4-H Club leader at Purdue. The Purduettes will present a musical program and Gordon Jones of the 4-H club staff at Purdue will be in charge of group singing. A 4-H and Rural Youth dance workshop is scheduled from"3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p;m.-for Key members. They are also invited to remain for a dance from 7 p.m. lo 10:30 p.m. in the south ballroom of the • Purdue "Union. Charlene Foster, Ruth Ann Nine.imd W. R. Amick, state 4-H stafi 1 members, are in charge. Cattlemen Face Threat Of Abortions LAFAYETTE, Ind. — .Indiana cattle herds annually, suffer an undisclosed number. of abortions which can not be attributed to either leptospirosis or brucello- sis. Many of these result from an infectious disease called vibriosis or vibrionic abortion, says Dr. F. A. Hall, Purdue University extension veterinarian. This disease is caused by'a bacteria and is. usually spread by the bull. Abortions may occur any lime during geslalion, bul are often observed during the fifth and sixth months of pregnancy. Temporary infertilily often occurs in infected herds and some, females will need,to be bred three or four times before conception occurs. In newly infected herds, both abortions and infertility are common. In herds with chronic infection, abortions may be rare and infertility may be the primary problem. Scientists believe that the bull may be permanently infected, and that many females remain "carriers" and potential Spreaders of 'the disease for- indefinite periods following abortions; These animals may conceive shoirtly, after abortion; but are not yet free of 'the infection. . :, Dr. Hall says there are no simple,- accurate tests for vibriosis. Veterinarians .must establish-, a diagnosis by a combination of delicate laboratory tesls and the .clinical history of the herd. [Therefore, all herd owners should keep accurate records. Herdsmen Confronted -\yith infertility problems or abortions should immediately consult; a veterinarian. Control of vibricisis depends. ;upon strict management procedures and therapy uniier the supervision of a veterinarian. No available vaccine effectively prevents the disease, Dr. H3|il emphasizes. - ' Vitamin A Boosts Gains In Cattle LAFAYETTE, Ind. Supplemental vitamin A added to typical Corn Belt cattle., fattening rations has boosted gains substantially for the third consecutive year in experiments .at Purdue University. This was reported at Indiana Catlie Feeders' Day. Dr. W. M. Beeson told some 1,800 midwestern cattle feeders that, cattle in-11)62 feeding trials gained approximately . nine per cent more by supplementation of rations with 25,000 International Units of vitamin A daily. This resulted in a seven per cent saving in feed costs; Reporting on another continuing nutritional study, Dr. T. W. Perry, Purdue animal sjcientist, said, that from a.feeding pint of^view hay- Plowing In State Ahead Of Schedule .. LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPD— Plowing of land for corn was 85 per cent complete . and planting was 15 per cenl; complete by the end of last week in Indiana, a weekly crop report showed today. Agricultural statistician Roberl E. Straszheim of Purdue said the plowing is ahead of the 'normal 70 per cent for : this. time of year, and planting is ;jusl about normal. A year ago, only 40 per cent of 'the cornland plowing was dope by mid-May. "Rain and scattered showers restricted field work in the north- ernhalf of the state to only 2 or 3 days during the week," Strasz- heim reported. "In southern coun: ties, field work. was permitted until Thursday when a heavy rain covered the area. "Soil moisture, supplies are adequate to ample. A few local areas that were missed by the rains are reporting short soil moisture supplies. Progress : o( 'field work .is rated by observers as 1 to 2 days' ahead, of usual. '.. . /"Development of winter wheat continues to be ^somewhat behind usual. The average height of wheat is reported' at 13 'inches, about 2 inches' less than usual. •Wheat is heading .in southern Indiana. For the, state about 5 per cent of the crop .is headed. Ayear ago only 2 per cent of the crop was headed, while usual .for the date is 15 per cent. . "The average height of oats for the state is estimated at 5 inches. Observers estimate ! that' 30 per cent of the barley-is heading while the Usual-per-cent headed by this date is 28." • ; age taken from air-tight storage lad a value similar to that taken rom conventional silos. "Daily gains, feed requirement 3er pound of gain and feed costs jer pound of gain were quite similar for the two types of hay- age when fed either with a full 'eed or half feed of high moisture corn," Perry reported. Cattle receiving a full feed of corn gained 30 per cent more rapidly and at a cost of a cent ess a pound of'gain than those on half feed, Perry asserted. Three ounces'o£ zinc added to a ton of ration for fattening beef cattle resulted in a 17 per cent increase in. gain and an 11 per cent saving in feed cost, Dr. W. rl. Smith, Purdue animal scientist, ;61d the cattle feeders. Cattle fed no supplemental zinc gained at -he rate ,of 2.51 pounds, daily, whereas those .whose ration .was fortified with 100 parts per million of-zinc gained at the rate of 2.94 pounds per day. M. T. Mohler, Purdue animal scientist, said that a protein'block did riot do as good a job of supplementing an all silage growing ration, for growing beef calves as did two pounds of Purdue's Sup plement A. However, ihe protein block shows promise as a usefu tool for self feeding a balancing supplement, he added. Summarizing three years' re search of feeding bulls and steers Dr. V. A. Garwood, Purdue animal scientist, reported an average daily g^ain of 1,85 pounds for bulls compared to 1.60 for steers. Car cass evaluation indicated the steers produced, larger loin ant rib cuts, whereas the bulls produced larger chucks. Donald Webb, research leadei at Lynnwood Farm, reported on the level of supplement needed to balance a corn silage ration foi growing calves. A. level of two pounds of Supplement A plus 1.5 pounds of ground shelled corn resulted in gains of 2.25 pounds daily at a feed cost of 11 cents a pound, he said. Webb said, that calves on.this type feeding program require about 25 per cent fewer total digestible nutrients per pound of jain than cattle fed a typical high concentrate ration. The corn silage calves required fewer than 400 pounds of TON per 100 pounds of gain; similar calves on a high concentrate ration required 500 or more pounds of TON. . C. H. Nickel, manager of Lynnwood Farm, said'results of'feed- ing pelleted rations differed- this year than in 1961. Cattle on trials •his year fed unpelleted rations gajned more rapidly than those •eceiving pelleted rations, regard- ess pi the amount of hay con- .ained. ' In preparing a seed bed for corn, fine, compact .soil is needed only near the seed for germination and early root'development:. Agronomists at Purdue University say a coarse,' loose soil between 1 the rows will delay weed germination and growth and will' reduce soil and water losses. Over-! working the soil slows growth and leads to shallow root systems.' Review your conservation farm- plan before the busy season, advise soil .conservationists'at Purdue. University.' Contact local soil; and, \water ''conservation', district' supervisors if. assistance is need-' ed in 'any'part elf your conservation program. ! : ; ' Name Fifteen County 4-H Delegates Fifteen Cass county 4-H Junior Leaders have been selected to at:end Ihe annual Junior Leader Training- Conference at DePaiiw Jniversity, according to Hervisy fellogg, Cass Extension agent. The conference will be held from June 12 to 15. The Cass county delegates were selected on the basis of leadership ability and their intention lo x in 4-H club work for another .wo or three years. The Cass delegates include: L,ee Pellay, Jackson township; Toe Pear, Miami; Wally ZollmEin, Washington; .Don Nelson, Deier 2reek; Jay Lockhart,. Tiptpn; Steve Shafer, Harrison; Mike Ream, Washington; Maureen McKaig, Noble. Nancy Wilson, Washington; Pa Frushour, Deer Creek; Tamura Hopper, Tipton; Nifcki Frey, Tip- Ion; Dianna, Jam.cs, Bethlehem; Doris Penney, Eel; ' and Jean Nelson, Deer Creek. FOR SALE Used Wheelhorse Trade 'Ins 1 Wheelhorse Tractor 1 'Big Snapper Mower 1 Panzer Tractor 1 Springf ields Mowers 1 Turfmaster Mower 1 Bantam Mower New & Used Tillers 1 Starcraft Boat Motor . & Trailer Holly's Lawn & Garden Supply North On St. «t. 25 SEE SMALLER WHEAT CROP IN INDIANA LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indian /s )rospective wheat crop .of 32,520,100 bushels this summer repre- ;enls a 28 per cent drop from last 'ear, report slate-federal agricul- ural statisticians at Purdue Uni- ersity. The May 1 forecast indi- jates an average 30-bushel an ere yield, five bushels smaller han the 1981 figure. • Wheat acreage for harvest is .6 per cent smaller than in 1961. Disappearance of hay stocks on {cosier farms since last Jan. 1 las been five per cenl heavier han a year earlier, indicating ra- her heavy feeding last winler. ^arm hay stocks May 1 lolaled )31,000 Ions. April egg production amounled ,o 206 million eggs. This is five- )er cent smaller than Ihe April, .961, production. Hoosier dairy herds produced 271 million pounds' of milk during April, one per cent larger than he March output, but slightly under the April, 1961, total. State Farm Prices Decline 2 Percent LAFAYETTE, Ind Indiana 'arm prices declined 1 two per cent rom mid-March to mid-April, according to Purdue University ag- •icullural economists and state- 'ederal agricultural statisticians. !n the previous 30-day period they rose one per cent. A decline in Indiana livestock prices accounted primarily for the drop. Purchasing power of Hoosier farmers slipped one per cent as did that of U. S. farmers. Prices received by U. S. farmers dropped one ]>er cent, while prices .hey paid increased one per cent. Although Hoosier livestock prices dropped three per cent, grain prices increased Ihree per cenl. Major commodities declining: Elogs and eggs, three per cent; whole milk, 10 per cent; cattle, one per cent; lambs, two. per cent, and broilers, nine per cent. Com modity prices increasing: Corn, soybeans and wheat, three per County Group Planning 4-H Barbecue . The Logansporl. Kiwanis Club will .sponsor a cluckeh barbecue on Saturday, May 26 at the 4-H Community Center to raise funds to finance (he Cassi county representatives to (he State Junior Leader training conference at DePaiiw University.'The barbecue will 'be held from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The county is sending fifteen Junior Leaders to the conference this year, Ticiet chairmen in each township are: Adams, Dixie Strasser; Bethlehem, Mrs. Crimmins; Boone, R. C. Lorton; Clay, Robert Berkshire; Clinton, Mrs. Dorothy Heckard; Deer Creek, Coleman Hams; Harrison, Mrs. Sarah Jane Crimmins; Jackson, Charles Hendrix; Jefferson, David For- gcy; Miami; Joe Pear; Noble, Ted Blank;. Tiplon, Jay Lockhart and Washington, Mrs. Jay. Four-H club ticket chairmen in- elude Little Samaritans, Mrs. Weaver; Schmoos, Mrs. G. W. Wolf; Junior Homemakers, Mrs. Pinnuy; Queens, Mrs. Powell, Junior Settlers, Mrs. J. Julian; Saucy Saucers^ Mrs. Fritz and Busy Beavers, Mrs. H. Kellogg. cent; oats, two per cent; hay, five per cent, and turkeys, 10 per cent. Pntduct feed price ratios gen- erall.7 declined. Turkey - feed, which rose nine per cent, was the only exception. Ratios declining: Hog-i:orn, six per cent; whole milk-feed, 13 per cent; butterfat- feed, eight per cent; egg-feed, four per cent, and broiler-feed, 14 per itenl. Fawners are using many different :»ethods lo cut down on the tillage operations for corn. Purdue University agronomists say two important points »re to do a good job •){ plowing so that,trash will be covered, and to firm the soil around the seed Jnr good contact between seed and moist soil. RABIES AGAIN POSES THREAT IN INDIANA LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While ra bies is presenl all year, it is more oflen seen during spring and sum mer. During Ihese 'months, clhil dren and pels are allowed mijre freedom and run a greater chance of exposure. Dr. F. A. Hall, Purdue Univer sity extension velerinarian, s taore than 109 cases, most o them in dogs, were idenlified jby laboratory tests in. Indiana las year. During this first, four months: o 1962, the Indiana State Board! o Health reported more than 8 cases. They' were diagnosed ; in several species—dogs, catlle, fox es and one'horse. • During Ihe .early stage of lihe disease, rabid animals foam am wander aimlessly, attacking olliei animals and even inanimate objects. Thus, a single rabid aninia! may expose many other animals and persons. There, is no, cure for, or treatment successful against, rabies, Dr. Hall says. Onee the symptoms appear, death is certain. Control of the disease is dep&r dent upon annual vaccination ;ol pets, required by Indiana law and the control of all strays. Stray animals should not be befriended or petted, Dr. Hall warns. Such animals should be brought to the attention of Ihe humane iso- ciety or local police. 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