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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 29, 1962
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Bight Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune. Friday Evening, June 29, 1962, Young America FFA Experiments With Nitrogen Chapter to Determine Maximum Value of Use YOUNG AMERICA-The maxi mum value from the use of nitro gen on corn will be determine! in an experiment by the Future Fanners of America here. Different amounts of "nitrogen have been applied to three tes plots. At harvest time the in crease yield will be weighet against the added cost of the ni ti'pgen. The chapter will decid which plci gave the maximum profit. ,Tb? corn is being grown on 4-H News WILLING WORKERS The Jefferson township Willing Workers club met recently at thi Jefferson township school. The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Baer. Roll call was answered by what 4-H event was liked best. Pledges were led by Diane Regan. Devotions were given by Carole Grandstaff. Sandy Roller led in songs. The health and safety report was given on "You and Your Family" by Jackie Cooper. Demonstrations were given by Linda Forgey, Ann Mills, Marsha Patty, Sharon Willing, Diane Regan, Peggy Patty, Beverly Kraay, Colleen DeFord and Carole Grandstaff. The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson township school. CLINTON CLYMERETTES •The Clinton Township Clymer- ettes 4-H Club met this week at the school. President, Corinna Cowell, called the meeting to order. Pledges were given. Devotions given by Norma Nicholson. Roll call, was answered by "Farm or Home Hazard." Rosemary Heckard gave a talk on face care and a demonstration on modeling. Sherry Lezenby gave the health and safety report. John Heckard distributed lawn mower check sheets. Songs were led by Norma Nicholson accom panied by Sherry Leazenby and Rosemary Heckard. Demonstrations were by Norma Nicholson on tossed salad. .Refreshments were served by June and Sharon Cable. The next meeting will be July 9 at the school. GREEN CLOVER SCHMOOS A picnic dinner was featured Wednesday noon by the Green Clover Schmoos 4-H club members at Dykeman park. Judy Wolf, president, opened a business meeting with Candy Woods and Karen Richter leading in the pledges. Jean Thornington read the minutes and roll call with members giving their ages. The treasurer's report was submitted by Karen Richter and the safety report by Dana Odom. Mrs. G. W. Wolf, leader, presided for the remainder of the ses- four acres behind the elevator in Young America which the chapter rented from Harry Ault. Each of the 20 FFA members has done part of the work, according to the chapter adviser, Coleman Harris. Nitrogen in 1'ates of 50, 100 anc 200 pounds per acre -was appliec to the plots. The seed corn was single cross hybrid corn donatec by Darrell Merrell. This was the third year corn had been planted in the field. The chapter will hold a Field Day for the community, Harris said. The purpose will be to share the results of the experiment While the value of using nitrogen will vary from field to field, Harris said, the findings will be generally applicable to most of Cass county. Next year the chapter will undertake a different experiment on a bigger scale. Besides • the experiment, the chapter is busy with three other activities. It has -been hired by the Lions club to mow the.grass at the Lions Community oark. Money from this project, as well as a "slave auction" held last spring, sent a team to the National JJand Judging contest in Oklahoma City two months ago. The group is continuing to meet throughout the summer. Harris Minted out that it is easier to >ick up FFA activities in the fall when the members m'eet in the iummer. The first meeting was a swim ming and picnic party, the second will be a Softball game with the Dalveston FFA on July 19 and Ihe bird will be a planning meeting or the fall. The third activity is a year- round-project, the FFA pig chain, ^he chapter bought a bred gilt or $75. The pig was given to Toward Turnpaugh, one of the members. Two of its gilts were given to two other members, and hey also will return to the chap- er. Eventually the chapter plans to own all its own hogs, and will •aise them for exhibition. Coleman, whose home town is Spartanburg, Ind., has been voca- ional agriculture teacher at Young America one year. He has ried in that time to make his r FA chapter more than a high chool club. He has made it an irganization that teaches practical farming and community serv- NOBLE SUN MAIDENS A judging contest was staged by the Noble township Sun Maidens 4-H club at the Noble school. Winners were: craft, Gay Kies ling and Lois Lucy, junior division; clothing, Janice Piercy and Donna March, senior division/and Patty McKaig and Beverly Her*- enberger, junior division; foods, Maureen McKaig and Mary Lou Zeider, senior division, and Kathy Myers and Cheryl March, junior division; and home furnishings, Vicki Martin, senior division, and Barbara Beety, junior division. LOGAN SCHMOOS The Logan Schmoos 4-H dub convened at the home of Marsha Huntsinger, 1110 W. Wabash, with Lyn Johnson, president, in charge. A demonstration on "A Quick Meal For a Summer Night" was given by Lynn Johnson, Marsha Huntsinger and Karen McElheny. A report on the charm schooi •was given by Karen .'McElheny and Patty Martin was nominated as the queen candidate; Mrs. G. W. Wolf and Mrs. John Vesh talked about the county demonstration contest. The group planned a work meeting for July 5 at 2 p.m. at Mrs. Wolf's home. Marjorie Moreland and Carol Vesh, guests, were introduced. The next meeting on July 10 4-H Contest Winners Are Announced Brenda Hiatt of Van Buren and Beverly Traub of White Post were named Grand Champion and Reserve Champion of the County 3emonstration Contest held at the ttethodist church in Winamac. Senior demonstralors who will ;o to the district contest are: Fruits and Vegetable division— Brenda.Hiatt, Van Buren, "It All ndian Creek, "Meet Wanda, Carolyn, and Delia." Home Furnishings — Beverly >aub, White Post, "Furnishing IW. Electric division—Norman Rinker, Salem, "Steps To Good Sold- Win Driving Contest David Minich, son of Mr. and Sirs. Ernest Minich of Washing- on township, placed first in the Senior Division -of the 4-H Trac- or Driving contest at the Carroll ligh School. Danny Snell, son of Mr. and ffrs. Donald Snell of Monroe ownship, was first place in the Tunior Division. Don Achor was lecond in the Senior and Tom i"lora of Madison township was iecond in .the Junior contest. NEW ASCS HEAD Secretary of Agriculture Orville . Freeman has designated Raphael (Ray) V. Fitzgerald of South Dakota as Acting Deputy Administrator, State and County )perations, Agricultural Stabilize- ion and Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. at 2 p.m. will be at the home of Lynn Johnson, 1616 E. Market. WASHINGTON JR. WORKERS The Washington towriship Junor Workers met Wednesday at he Washington township school. The pledge to the flag was led by Debbie Erwin and the 4-H pledge was led by Patty Harlle- roa<J. The health and safety report was given !.by Lola Hasting., "roup singing was led by Darla Burkhart, A .demonstration on a chocolate milk float was given by.Peg- gy Logan; Marsha Purdue gave a demonstration on a quick luncheon; Cindy Stamper .gave one on proper table setting. Donna Gangloff showed a five cut salad and Kathy DeHaven gave a demonstration on a cool drink with cookies. Three junior leaders, Carol Vance, Barbara Woolever and Jeanne Kiesling, showed the -girls how to judge a clothing project. Refreshments 'were 'served. The next meeting will be the local junior judging contest on July 3. ••". ." ; • - ; • . . Midwest Machinery Auction Hi-way 24 East Edge of'Reynolds, Ind.' FIRST THURSDAY EACH MONTH THIS MONTH JULY 5th Farmers — Dealers — Individuals — Use our ouction for disposing of your excess machinery. Items may be left for .private-selling during month. Contact owner and auctioneer L". Cobb" Vogel, Reynolds, Phone 131R1 for information. Managers L. Cobb Vog«l, Reynolds and Wally Buckner, Franeesville ews BIGHT IN THE MIDDLE — This Cass county youth observes corn that is higher than knee-high but not quite as, high as an elephant's eye. Corn in the Logan-land area generally runs about six fee! high. (Staff photo) Started With Eye." Clothing division—Jean Roth, ermg . General division Carolyn •lauptli and Jennifer Myers, Saem,."It's In The Bag". Champions of the junior division were: Barbara Howe, Indian Creek, "The Rainbow And You" and Margaret Fabler, Van Buren, 'The Breath Of Life". Tom Dommer was champion of he public speaking contest and tean Roth was reserve champion. Judges for the demonstration contest was Mrs. Melba Shilling if Knox. Mrs. Sarah Baker and fe. Carol Smith judged the Pubic Speaking Contest, Mrs. Neal •Halt was 4-H Leader. Chairman of the contest and assisting were: drs. Lydia Garling, Mrs. R. R. ummins, Mrs. Wilber Salrin, afid Urs. Herman Dommer. Junior ^eaders helping with the,contest were: Jennifer Riggs, Janet Mc- i'arland, Pat Brennan, Karen Freeman, and Linda Wank. LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 23- year-old LaGrange County DHIA shows what can be done when dairymen unite, start .a, record keeping project and make use of their records, say Sam Gregory, Purdue University extension dairyman. Nearly 25 years ago a group of LaGrange county men started in a serious way to help themselves in the dairy business. The group was small and only 128 cows were on lest for the first full year. Milk production per cow that first year was 7,671 pounds and 362 pounds of butlerfat Ten years later the LaGrange County DHIA had 407 cows on test a full year with 'average milk production per cow • of 8,233 pounds. This was an increase of 218 per cent in cow numbers and 582 pounds of milk per cow. Twenty years after the first group started, cows on test had increased to 761 with an average yearly milk production of 10,153 pounds 'and 422 pounds of butterfat per cow. Milk production per cow had increased almost a third. The income over and above feed cost per cow had increased 224 per cent. Gregory points out that the individual cow proves her right to be in a herd by the income over and above her feed costs each to Purdue Bulletin !>n Termite Control Now Available LAFAYETTE, Ind.-If left . heir own devices, termites can seriojjsly damage wooden strue- ures. But once suspected and dentified, termites can be effec- ively controlled if the one at- ;empting control knows their hab- ts, construction of the infested building and limitations of the chemicals being used. Termites are slow workers, so inding an infestation should not cause undue alarm. Purdue University Extension Mimeo • E-67, 'Prevention and Control of Termites," tells how to go about providing for control. This two-page publication also describes the insect, tells where infestations are most likely to occur, and gives ways to prevent attack or the chemicals to use if control is necessary. For a free copy of Mimeo E-67, Indiana residents should write the Agricultural Publications Office. AES Building, Purdue University, ".afayette, Ind., or visit their county extension office! For delayed planting of soy- jeans, .a,- mid-season variety is recommended'by Purdue University .agronomists .rather than an extremely early variety. Each ;hree days' delay in planting ie- :ards maturity day. only, about one DHIA REPORT Record Keeping Valuable Asset Agronomy Field Day Announced LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Wheat fertilizer placement, oat varieties, weed! control with herbicides in corn, minimum tijjlage results anS. butterfat per cow with a 4.2 but- an outstanding h«ird. of Red Poll • -----cattle can be,seeii at Ihe-second Pinney-Purdue ^igronomy field day, July 3, nearjj Wanatah. Pinney-Purdue jfarm, a branch of Purdue's agricultural experiment station, is on the LaPorte- Porter, county line northwest of Wanatah, Loam, sand and muck soils are found on the 486-acre outdoor laboratory used for crops research as related to soil types. Carcass , and feed lot data on the Red Poll herd, one of the top of this breed in the country, will be analyzed at the field day. Purdue extension agronomists, entomologists, weed control spe-. cialists, climatologists, and Pinney-Purdue staff members will be on hand to/ conduct the session and answer questions. : FARM-STORED CORN TO BE RE-INSPECTED All corn, in the farm-stored corn loan program will be re-inspected in July, according to the county ASC office. : Farmers will Be. notified!of delivery dales^ and given an!opportunity either to deliver the; corn or re-seal it for two more years. Actual lake-over will begin im- media.tely after Aug. 1. • : Spray Painting Service The Easy Economical Way To Paint Your Farm Building FOR FREE ESTIMATE PHONE 3141 Cass Co. Farm Bureau Coop 108 E. OTTAWA year. From this money a cow pays -' for her barn space, interest on her original value, taxes, insurance, depreciation, the keep of her .offspring, veterinary charges and breeding expenses. If anything is left it covers wages for the time spent in milking and caring for her. during the, ye'ar, which may amount to 100 or more hours of labor. In the first year of testing only 36 cows produced 400 or more pounds of butterfat. In the twentieth year of testing 457 cows produced 400 or more pounds of butterfat; three cows produced in excess of 700 pounds of butterfat. Gregory points out that it is more profitable to keep a few good cows than to milk a large number with production of 400 or~less pounds of butterfat per year. With dairymen supplying milk for a specific milk market, the butterfat lest for the herd should be maintained near the market requirements, but the yearly milk production should be at a rale of 10 to 12 times the body weight of the herd for a year. The Burton Lewis Brown Swiss herd in LaGrange county is a good example of the efficiencies to be gained by the wise use of DHIA records, with effective culling, breeding and feeding. This 'herd has been enrolled with the automatic data processed record keeping project for the last 22 months; since that time the yearly herd average of butterfat has not been below 500 pounds per cow. In the-last official DHIA testing year, from May 1, 1961, through April 30, 1962, the Lewis herd of 40 cows average 13,361 pounds of milk and 581 pounds of terfat test. An average of 4200 pounds of grain per cow supplied her with 37 per cent of the net energy received' during the year Good utilization of labor with an organized system providing effi ciet milking, feeding and housing for 'the herd kept in-barn worl per cow at 82 man hours per year. Scales Asset For Indiana Cattlemen LAFAYETTE,- Ind. - Hoosier farmers who do not periodically check weigh, their hogs are missing a bet; That's a tip .from Purdue University animal scientists, who say the true value of livestock is often misjudged by swine growers' relying"5n -guesswork instead of accurate scales. Animal scientists Dick Hollandbeck and Jim Foster advise hog farmers to check weigh at leasl four ' times—birth, weaning, 135 days and just prior to marketing. A farmer doesn't need elaborate scales,-they add. Baby scales, no longer needed in the home, work fine for checking birlh weights. Some farmers use poul try scales, or small hand spring scales for this job. To take weaning weights, swinemen will find useful 'a portable scale, such as a bathroom or milk scale with a bucket or live poultry scoop hooked underneath. 1 Don't forget,, say the specialists, that weaning weights are a valuable guide in the culling of old sows and in the selection of replacement gilts. The 21 and 35- day weaning weights will give farmers the measure of the milking ability of the brood sow, while the 56-day weaning weights figure in both the sow's milking ability and the creep feed consump tion rate of the pigs. Hollandbeck and Foster 'have other suggestions for weighing pigs at 135 days and just before marketing. The Agricultural Publications Office, Purdue University, lafayette, Ind., lias copies ol Mimeo A. H. 217, "Scales — A Valuable Tool in Swine Production." It is free to Indiana residents. 150 Youths Will Attend FFA School LAFAYETTE — Approximately 150 Indiana Future' Farmers of America will attend the ninth annual State FFA Leadership School at Purdue UniveUsity, July 5 and 6, according to K. W. Killz, State FFA Executive Secretary. They include state, section and district officers and. their advisers. The school will stress leadership, citizenship and personality development. It will also examine occupational opportunities for FFA members. Some of the featured speakers nclude V. C. Freeman, associate dean of Purdue's school of agriculture; Horace Tyler, radio-television editor, agricultural infor- nation department, Purdue; and Vi. F. Baumgardener, a past na- jonal FFA officer from Texas, who is now an agronomy staff 1 member at Purdue. Hortkulturalists To Tour Orchard Ths Miami County and Eastern ndiena Horticultural Society will rave a lour and meeting at Lome )oud's orchard, 2 miles south and . mile west of Roann, Sunday, luly 1, according to R. L. Fuller, Miami County Agent. The lour will begin at 3:15 p.m. with a lunch being served at 5:30 )y a local church group. A short meeting will '.bllow lau;r in the evening. Dr. A. P. Preston, Research Specialist from the East Mailing Research Station, East Mailing, England, will be a special guest at the lour and meeting. The tour and program conducted by Jerome Hull, Jr. Purdue Extension Pomologist will be devoted primarily to dwarf apple trees, however, current cultural, disease and insect information will also 3e discussed. A rather complete demonstration of herbicide will also l)e shown. Overeating Disease Hits Young Stock LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Enlerotox- emia—sometimes called "overeating disease"—often brings death to young lambs and calves, points out Dr. F. A. Hall, Purdue Uni versity extension veterinarian. This disease also affects feeder lambs 'and steers while- they are on growing and fattening rations. Young animals which apparently were normal at night may be found dead the following morning Affected animals may be listless, go off feed and show nervous symptoms with possible paraly- is. A toxin, produced by a germ within the animal, causes the disease. Young stock on good feed are most susceptible. Veterinarians may give an antitoxin and save some affected animals if treatment is given soon after symptoms appear, according to Dr. Hall. A vaccination lhat is effective as a preventative is also available. This vaccination should be used before animals go on full feed since the immunity takes about 10 days to develop. Control depends upon the reduc tion of feed, especially grain, until death losses subside, says Dr, Hall. If symptoms appear when animals are on succulent pasture, the animals should be moved to pasture with shorter grass. Purdue University poultry scientists recommend doubling drinking space for laying hens to help keep them comfortable in hot weather., ' Bethlehem Township Farm Bureau Meets Robert Paschcn was in charge of a Bethlehem township Farm Bureau meeting at Melea school Wednesday. Teh 4-H club will be in charge of the July 25 meeting, accordr ing to Mrs. Paul Emery. Fathers were honored at the meeting. John William was Ihe youngest presenl and Clyde Davidson was the oldest. Each received gifts. Chairman Robert Paschen spoke on the Freeman Farm Bill and the Medical Aid Bill. The Pet and Hobby club cnter- lain>3d Ihose altending with a Father's Day program. Refreshments were served by the refreshment committee: Mr. and Mrs. Nevin Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frushour, Mr. and Mrs. John Hamon, Mr. and Mrs. Allxrt Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shoup and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rupe. Marketing Cards Wheat marketing cards have beer ; sent out from the county ASC office to all eligible farmers. Any >ne who should have one and has not yet received it, should contact the ASC office. Reiad the Want Ads! NEW SPOTLIGHT TWO AREA YOUTHS TO ATTEND CAMP Junior Guy and Ike Eikelber ner have been selected to atiem a conservation camp July 9-1 at the Dunes Stale park. Their names were chosen from applications submitted by youth working in conservation projects Much of their time at camp wil be devoted to studying "conser vation methods, forestry, wile life and entomology. ROYLCRUME Auctioneer Realtor-Insurance KOKOMO, IND. No Charge. Ph.: Logan Enterprise 8476 BID WWN6 Get a LAWN-BOY Grass- Catcher POWER MOWER. 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