Farmer's Calendar Jan. IS, 20 Iowa MercfovrV Assn. sale at Iowa Stale fair - grniinds. , . , .Ian. 20 Family living prop - am, Tipton cit - hall, at 1:30 p.m. . Jam '22 - 23 Sixteenth, annual Illinois Custom Spray - Operators Training school "at Illinois U. ' Jan. 22 - 24 . Irrigation short course, Memorial Union, ISU, ' Jan. 23, 1 Horticulture short I course, ISU. Jan. 24 - 26 State 4 - H camp at Madrid, Iowa. Jan. 23 Western com root - worm control mcctins in West Branch at Municipal hall starting at .1:30 a.m., lasting most of day. Jan. 27 4 - H leaders day, McKay Auditorium at ISU. Jan. 27 Ken Kennedy. Muscatine county, to Chicago for Grain marketing conference. : Jan. 28 - Farm Bureau district bowling tourney at Muscarine. Jan. 29. Feb. 5, 12 and M Beef cow and calf production "school at YWCA by the extension office. Feb. 2 - 5 - Iowa Stale Angus show and sale at state fairgrounds. Dcs Moines. Feb. 3 Annual Iowa Christian Kural Institute. Memorial Union, ISU. . Feb. 3 Mercer county district of soil conservation meeting ai VFW hall in Alcdo. Feb, 4 Muscatine county Beef Producers banquet and annual meeting at Elks club at 7 p. m. jr0b.4 - fi Iowa Retail farm equipment association convention at Veterans auditorium in Des Moines. - Feh. S Mercer county annual Farm Bureau meeting at Alcdo high school at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 - and 12 Swine school meeting, Mercer' county cxtcn - - r - K c Annual mectinc of stockholders of Iowa Coty Land Bank association at Muscatine Elks club. Feb. 10 - Fccd grain signup begins. ' Feb. 10 Water and waste conference. Memorial Union, ISU. Feb. 12 - 14 - National Livestock r - w,,l,: Ai nt SI T.ouis. Mar. 3 Muscatine Island Truck - Growers Assn. meeting at Island hall. M.r A "VIiKcratiiie cnuntv dis tinct soil commissioners banquet and nlnctinn. Mar. 14 University of Illinois Mar. lS - Willnn, Bennett. North Scott FFA Show Window harrow show at New Liberty. Mar. 20 U. of Illinois cattle fsorler ilnv. Mar. 22 Mercer county Angus lar, 2 - t U. of Illinois Swine Day. j Mar. 27 Deadline' on joining rca production program. Go Directly To President, Miller Urges DES MOINES - Mi - Sen. Jack Miller, (R - Iowa,) advises livestock producers to by - pass the U S. secretary of agriculture and go directly to President Johnson with their objections to higher imports for - foreign meat. He said' he did not recommend stopping the flow of foreign meat into this country but rather to restrict it to 5 per cent of the. meat sold in the United States. The meeting was told Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina send most of the imported meat sold in the United States. Cedar Co. Ag Leaders Training TIPTON The Cedar County Agricultural 4 - H Leaders will meet Monday evening, Jan. 20, at the Farm Bureau building in Tipton. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. ; The leaders will be receiving materials and training on the fnecial emphasis program for 1964. Each year the agricultural clubs select a certain phase of 4 - H club work 'to "which they devote two or three meetings in discussing this phase in detail. This years special emphasis area is citizenship. .. '. FOR LOW NET COST in Home or Farm Mortgage life Insurance Contact Your NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INS. AGENT Donald L. Lee Dial AM 3 - 9252 115 Cedar Street A.. H WmBfM Ktt vi - i It may be a bit unusual for bales to be flying at this season of the year, but the brief warm spell a week ago gave Verle Sywassink, R. 2, Muscatine, a chance to cut and bale some corn stalks. The dairyman's baler is County Sheep Flocks Checked Sheep flocks 'in Muscatine County are' being inspected or sheep scabies - reports Extension Director Eugene Mathern. '.. Dr.' John B. Herrick, extension veterinarian at' Iowa. State University, says an - on - farm. sheep scab inspection program for Iowa; was started this past year. State regulatory officials compiled - a comprcncnsive "i r ers'to be usca in the sheep Map.,.jst nfirabid animals, oi me i, - eradication drive. ' ' 1 461. cases "reported in 1953 - 63, '. !('; int.were in'skunks... tv, Tvins recent repuri!. snu" that - 10 counties have been inspected and did not have sheep scab. Many others are presently under inspection. All - Iowa - counties will have been inspected lor this disease by April; 1964, ur. Herrick says. , ..' .'.'. Inspections are being handled by a representative from the Iowa Department, of Agriculture, representatives of thc.'Animal Disease Eradication Division ot tne u.a. Department of ; Agriculture or - volunteer - Iowa sheep producers.. Official health certificates arc issued - bv an accredited veterinar ian In each - owner whose . herd of sheep are free from' scab 15,750 RICHER DENVER - The Stanley Keeps of Belle Plaine. Iowa, were about. . S5.750 richer Thursday, hrnimh the sale of their grand champion .steer at the 'National Western Stock Show. - ' The prize - winning 1,000 - 'pound Hereford was sold. - : for ?5.7a pound at auction Wednesday. M MTTIt! ., ciRTiniD m" f S II D OTAT01 January: That's Baling time Skunks Top Rabies List DES MOINES - - - More rabies was reported. , in . skunks than - in 'all other animals combined last year in Iowa. The State Health Department, in reporting the 1963 rabies figures today, said 189: cases were found, in skunks and .154 in .all other animals.' The figures continue a 10 - year Da Item with skunks' leading the The disease always - .fatal, but only two.Iowans hav .died ol it in the past 20 years. ... . Muscatine County ' The last human case previously, j .n,wll was a 79 - vear - oid Mas - catine County man who died in 1944. Veterans m me. tieaun department recall' that the man was bitten by a stray dog near his home. He clubbed the dog, then washed out his wound. He return ed to dispose, of the - , dog s. body, but it was gone. ... The man: said nothing about the attack lo his doctor... He entered a hospital and died after the disease had incubated in his , body for seven month's. '.Washington County .led. the hsl of reported, cases last year with 17. Others with 111. or more, were Keokuk and Jefferson 15. each; Story,' Linn and Dubuque with JS each; Polk and Johnson - with 11 each, and. Clinton with 10. : . - ; Seventy - five per cent of all U.S. foreign commerce is financed by New York banks: "No GET ORDER YOUR County 4 - H President to Grain Conference Jan. 27 Ken '.Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs.' Arlie Kennedy, R. 5, Muscatine, is one of five Iowa . 4 - H youths', who will attend 'the. annual grain marketing conference in Chicago' Jan. 27 - 30. '' .', , A number of .midwest,. slates send two delegates, to the conference each year. Iowa is sending five this year. 'AH' the 'others, are from southwest Iowa. . . " . The boys are selected on the basis of their crops projects. . ,; ' Ken1 is the Muscatine county 4 - H president.'' '. - ''" He will receive a gold - fijled medal and learn about grain mar: Seting .while in Chicago. Also studied will be elevators, process - j " conb.ol of smut and the " ... , . .u, moisture wheat cost of grain marketing, The boys will visit "the Chicago Board of Trade which co - sponsors the conference along with the' Cooperative Extension services of the - U. S. Dept. of. Agriculture and the National - ' 4 - H Service. - ' All the delegates have raised and marketed their own or their father's grain. ' - , ' ' ; , Select Iowa Picking Site CEDAR RAPIDS - " The - Carl Oldenburg farm - southwest ot .... ., .. ., an,,n,,n,.pH Thursday as 'the ;sile of the;16th c Mechanical Corn Pick. jng Coiltest - tllis faU. : . "V J j? (jjtjnnaHy held' the set ond - Tuesday in October. - The na - tional contest' will be held near Sioux Falls, S.D:,';the' following - vc - ek. Meed to Gamble! THE BEST SEED... Northern Grown .. Onfy the best Approved - ad Fcendstiwv tete re .;'. . - - - ' scl to produce the high, yielding: Red. R.ver Valley, . . r - - ,.;f; rtnr, Northern orown, well, known - for - top production "performance wherever pwntectt ' Don'igamWe... - MINNESOTA'S RED RIVER VALLEY CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES EARLY FROM , GROWER - SUPPLIER ! equipped with a new baler elector which throws tne bales to the rack. One can be seen hurtling through the air. Sywassink uses, the baled stalks for bedding in the dairy barn. (Colorphoto by Vernon Brown). KEN KENNEDY. Chemical Pesticide Applicators Test Scheduled Jan. 30 DES MOINES - un The' 'Iowa Department of Agriculture . will give ''the ' first test Jan.' 30 for Iowa chemical pesticide applicators' who must be licensed , under the state's new - pesticide control Jaw. - ....'.'.. ;. - The tests vill be held ' at the Statehouse ' hereV : Myron." Van Cleave, administrative. - rassist'ant in the. department's' chemical laboratory, said - tests will be given at 'Other Iowa sites .later; Purpose of . the . tests'' is. to see that' persons 'applying .pesticides, are .well, trained. , Blue Tag! 5J Name Two New Directors For Joy Bank JOY, 111. Rex A. Love and Dalton Kiddoo of Joy were named directors of the Joy' State bank at the annual meeting Wednesday. - . They, succeed Virgil A. Love and H. K. Kiddoo, who retired. Love, who is from Aledo, also had been vice president. Oihcr directors who were 'reelected were L. W. Morrow,, J. R. Braucht and R: C. Lewis. Morrow, was' elected president - id. Lewis . re - elected cashier. Love is - the new vice president. Other staff members are Harry Swanson, asst. cashier; James W. Hemphill, teller and William P. Gordon and Shirley Ann Dixon, bookkeepers. . - .' - The bank statement. at fie - ena of the year showed total assets $3,409,216, and increase m $319,375 over; the previous year. The bank occupied its new $100, - 000 building this past year.. Harbaugh Elected Clifford Harbaugh, Muscatine. has been elected to . membership the American Angus Associa tion at St.. Joseph, Missouri, announces Glen. Bratcher, secretary. Mr. Harbaugh was one of o2 breeders of registered Aberdeen - Angus in Iowa .elected to membership during the past month. TRACTO RS LOVE Thexmogas leallySis: Complete tractor cleanup; mstaUabon ol factoryiized tank, cold LP - Gas manifold and Sr; tone - up and dynornometer check out And it;s all done at no. initial expense . . fuel sav ir.es alone will pay for the conversion. Small wonder Sore (and their bosses), love Thermogas. THE THERM0GAS (0. FRUITLAND. IOWA DIAL 2:$ - 8808 ' , . I Muswtine, U., Journal: .Fridy,Mi: 17,19m Farm Roundup Set Soil District Annual Banquet The'district soil commissioners met at the local office Wednes day' afternoon ' and . set 'the dale for their annual - banquet - and election. It will be held March 4. A site to be announced later. A committee was also named to set up the annual soil, conservation speech contest. Mrs. Byron Haf ner, Letts, Is Re - elected WAPELLO The Louisa County Extension': Family - Living Committee held their Organization - Meeting Monday January 6, 1964 at fhV'County .Extension office. Reelected to "office were Mrs. Byron Hafner, Letts" chairman; Mrs. Roy Hauenstein. Columbus Junction, . Vice chairman and Mrs. Charles Reuthger, secretary, Wapello.. Other members attending were Mrs. Ernest Bartenhageu of the Extension council, Mrs. Frances Moore, Columbus Junction. Mrs. Richard Murray of Grand - view attended as "the new member from Grandview. township replacing Mrs. Robert Hook. CedarCounty Scabies - Free TIPTON " County Extension ! f mik output that usually oc - Director. Hamilton received word ; curs during 'winter and spring, from Dr. M. E. Pomcroy, State I vne Crop and Livestock Reporting Veterinarian that the entire sheep i Service said this week. populalion "of Cedar County had been insnecled and the county as declared scabies - free as of Dec. 30. 195.1. Farm Wages Increase Hired farm laborers in Iowa, on an hourly - basis, without room and board, were receiving $1.22 per hour as of Jan. 1. according to the Iowa Cooperative - Crop and Livestock reporting service. The figure was $1.19 a year earlier. The wage rates averaged $173 per month with room and board and $223 with house. These are above, the figures of a year' earlier of $170 and $214, respectively. - The.U. S. composite average of all reported rates as of. Jan. 1 was $.9S - per hour.' The average was 94 cents Jan. 1, 1963 and trie 1957 - 61 average was S5.2 cents. Johnson to Speak At Mercer Meeting I Speaker at the Mercer county I Soil and Water Conservation district's annual meeting Feb. 3 at j the Aledo VFW hall will be Paul Johnson, editor ol JrTaine rainier. ' . Ray Wuestenberg Agency Genera) Insurant Bonds Service Since 1915 Dial MA 7 - 2535 West Liberty. Ia Sto.ley to Speak ot Aledo Sausage Supper .LEDO - ' Oren ; Lee Staley, President of: the National Farmer Organization will, be the featured speaker at a Pancake. and Whole - Hog Sausage Supper to be held Saturday evening, January 18tlv ,at the Aledo High School and sponsored by Mercer County NFO. The event is open to the public and serving will be from 6:30 to 7:30 P. M. by ladies of the organization. Featured will be whole hog sausage made from die hams, loins, and all lean meat of choice porkers and does not resemble ordinary sausage. Tickets , will be available from members or at the door according lo President Leroy Green. Particular attention will be paid bv Staley to recent successes in ail fields of collective bargaining with processors of farm products!. Upward Trend In Milk Output December marked the beginning of the seasonal upward trend Milk production on Iowa farms during the month totaled 440 million pounds, about one per cent more than the 436 million pounds of December of 1962. Get MORE Hilars Now is the time to do somcthiuR about vour eRR income to set the highest possible return Itorn yoor flock. Take vour cue from official Random Sample Tests conducted from. California to Rhod Island in which Starcross '2SS proved to be the ton profit producer, - fust look at tbc three year nummary ot Shaver superiority in Western Now York Random Sample Tests. ter Cent Larso Ejjs Ftr and Net Pullet Brtra - Incomc Housed Larta SntrStrcn!sMI?J.37S 2453 75.37 Terttre JZ - Z - 3I Ujnr Untatt J - .55S - f - 23.4 - f.ST ANewLffycr Steroross2 developed irom strains w TOth tha best egg - producuJK and leca - con - version qualities. Poultry scientists took these desirable cbaractensocs nd bred them i nto one - J remit i5 bird that excelled JJi across - the - hord ceropamsons of white ckk layers. Your eK income nest fall and wnrlcr depends on the chicks yon eboose now. Stop x. or phone toe. Swift Hatchery or yoor nearest Swift's Hatchery dealer and see these official cgC laymff test rcsolts foryonrsclf. Ask lor yoor copy of SwiftTs new Egg nd Feed Record Book. SWIFT'S HATCHERY Grinnell, Iowa MUSCATINE PRODUCE CO. Muscatine F. MUELiLER & SON Durant HOME MIX FEED CO. Wilton Jet. BROTHERTON FEED STORE West Liberty BLAKE'S PRODUCE Columbus Jet. NELSON GRAHAM RFl 2, Wapello NICHOLS FEED CO. Nichols ED VANCE & SONS Aledo. Dl.
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