Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 17, 1977 · Page 10
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 10

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1977
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Page 10 Garden City Telegram ihiirnduy, November 17, 1977 KSU Researches Energy Alternatives MANHATTAN - When the wind blows into Manhattan, it is put to work. North of the Kansas State University campus, a machine whirls in the breeze converting the wind into electricity as K-State engineers assess the value of the working wind. The modern-day windmill, properly called a Savonius turbine, is made up of four bucket-type rotors which spin within an external framework. The spinning rotors turn an alternator to generate electricity. The efficiency and energy production of the device is carefully monitored. Professor Gary Johnson, one of several K-State engineers working with the Savonius turbine, believes that wind could be an important energy source for Kansas. Learn With Elsie By ELSIE BRANDEN Finney County Extension Home Economist As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the turkey is the traditional meat. Treating the turkey right and proper is of importance to prevent food poisoning. Thawing does take time. The method we recommend is to leave the turkey in the original wrap and thaw in the refrigerator. Be sure to place it on a tray for easy handling and to catch any drippings. A 16-pound bird will take about 3 days to thaw by this method. Another method you might use is to thaw in cold water. Cover the unopened bird with cold water, changing the water frequently. The method we would recommend the least is thawing at room temperature. But if you must, leave it in the original wrapper and place in a paper bag and wrap in two or three layers of newspaper. With relatives you haven't seen in ages coming to help celebrate Thanksgiving, the last thing you want is food poisoning! Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, not upset stomachs! Food poisoning is more common during the holiday seasons because the amount of food being prepared and the number of buffets are increased. Never leave food at room temperature more than two hours. Keep hot food hot — above 140 degrees — and cold food — below 40 degrees. It isn't always easy to tell if food is safe to eat. The best rule, is if in doubt, throw it out. Salmonella is the major cause of food poisoning. These bacteria don't always alter the appearance, taste or smell of foods, even if present in large "Our Kansas agricultural communities will ultimately need an alternate energy supply. Wind could be a substantial part of that supply," Johnson said recently. "It is possible that in 30 years, 80 percent of the Kansas energy supply could be the sun and the wind." Johnson said that wind machines are probably too expensive and too-difficult to maintain to be practical for individual home use, but he does forsee the formation of wind energy districts in which participants contribute equitable amounts to but a mutual wind and solar energy plant. "The technology for this is relatively close. We will be able to provide wind and solar systems for closely aligned housing communities, such as a mobile home part, within the next five years," he predicted. The Savonius wind energy study is one of 29 different energy-related research projects in progress on the K- State campus. Approximately $1.4 million in state, federal, and private funds are being used by K-State engineers, architects, scientists, and economists to conduct energy research. Agricultural engineer Charles Spillman has developed a successful method for using solar energy for heating swine houses. An experimental solar collector-storage unit, built on a KSU Agricultural Experiment Station swine farrowing house, was placed in operation January 1976. Solar energy collected and used through March of 1976 was equivalent to burning 335 gallons of propane. From April through June, 170 gallons of propane were saved. Materials for construction of the part of the experimental unit required for a farm installation cost $1,400. "The basic concept of the solar energy collector-storage system for preheating ventilating air is sound, and for Kansas it is an economic alternative as energy becomes less available and-or more expensive," Spillman said. "We plan to continue research and work with others to develop the system so that functional and reliable units can be constructed when demanded by our energy situation," he added. Agricultural engineers, nuclear engineers, and chemical engineers from K- State have investigated the use of crop residue, feedlot waste, and municipal waste to support a municipal elelctric utility. numbers. After the feast, care in storage will help prevent food poisoning. Store giblets, gravey, stuffing and meats separately. Remove all fowl from the bone and store in a covered dish in the refrigerator. Put food away as soon as the meal is finished, then visit. Letting food remain on the table while you talk is an open invitation for germs to feast and for you and your loved ones to suffer. Foodborne illness can cause diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and other unpleasant symptoms which can last for hours or even days! Don't let food poisoning put a damper on your holiday fun. Play it safe, and stay healthy. Extension Council Elects Officers Bob Mark of the Finney County Extension Council was elected Chairman of the 1978 Executive Board at the annual meeting Nov. 3. Other officers elected were, Vice-Chairman- Mrs. Don Messenger, Secretary-Mrs. Mike Rome, Treasurer-Mrs. Jake Dechant. Other members of the board for 1978 are Mrs. Loren Cronin, Ed Boots, Cliff Mayo, harold Mai and Lowell McGraw. Carol Brown, County Clerk, gave the oath of office to the new Executive Board. Mike Merrill was a guest representing the County Commissioners. Area Extension Director, Ray Mann, gave remarks on Southwest Extension activities and personnel. Other members of tne Council are: AGRICULTURE — Curtis Bontrager, Tim Stone, Dru Richards, Arnold Schweer, Dean Reimer and Max Oyler. HOME EC — Mrs. John Sims, Mrs. Greg Hands, Mrs. Irvin Caldwell, Mrs. Joe York, Mrs. Keith Fillmore and Mrs. Henry Gillan Jr. 4-H & YOUTH — Robert Heiman, Mrs. V.L. Hibler, Vernon Schweer, Mrs. Arnold Schweer, Larry Billings, and Mrs. Darrell Goss. Those three advisory committees presented reports of the past year's educational events. Ed Boots represented agriculture, Sherri Cronin representated home ec, and Cliff Mayo represented 4-H and youth. Area Men to Industry Seminars Two area men will take part in industry seminars at the Agriculture — Today MORTON BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL Er INDUSTRIAL Let our building experience improve your business' • Shops • Warehouses • Offices • Retail Outlets • 10 colors • Experienced crews • UptoSr clearspan BOX 975 Garden City, KA 67846 W. Jet. 50 & 83 316/275-4105 By Otis Griggs Finney County Extension Agricultural Agent The Indian-Meal Moth is one of the insects causing problems in farm stored grain. The larva of this moth spins a web and leaves behind a silken thread wherever it crawls. Look at the top two inches of the grain and you will see the webs with grain attached. The moth may be in any cereal grain or in cereal in the kitchen. The moth is a rather handsome moth with a wing span of nearly three-fourths of an inch; It is easily distinguished from other grain pests by the peculiar marking of its forewings. These are reddish-brown with a coppery luster on the outer two-thirds, but whitish gray on the inner or body end. The female moths lay from 100 to 300 eggs singly or in groups, on food material. The eggs hatch within a few days into small whitish larvae or caterpillars. These larvae feed upon grains, grain products, dried fruits, nuts, and a rather wide variety of foodstuffs. When full grown, the larvae are about half an inch long, dirty white, varying sometimes to greenish and pinkish hues. This larva spins a silken cocoon and transforms to a lightbrown pupa, from which the parent moth later emerges. The Indian-meal moth may pass through its egg, larval, and pupal stages in 6 to 8 weeks during warm weather. Controls 1. Good clean sanitation will help 2. Treat grain as it goes into the bin-only partially effective 3. Fumigant-not to effective unless done properly 4. Spray top of grain with recommended amount of malathion 5. Use Dichlorvos strips (also called DDVPM strip per 1000 cubic feet Other insects in cereal grain are: Confused flour beetle Lessor grain bored-deep in grain Flat grain beetle Sawtooth grain beetle When temperatures are 60 degrees or less, no feeding of insects will occur. However, the insects will live through the winter. 65th Kansas Livestock Association convention in Wichita, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. State Rep. Kalo Hineman, Dighton, will be featured in a seminar entitled: "Political Influence and Legislative Clout. . . Both Necessary — How You Get Them." Carl Nordstrom, executive vice president of the Kansas Association of Commerce and Industry, will also be heard. They will talk about the need for involvement, how to become involved and some do's and don'ts when trying to influence a public official. Dr. Jim Ungles, Satanta, will be a panelist on a seminar entitled: "New Shipment of Calves. . .Health and Nutrition Techniques to Keep 'em Alive!" Also appearing will be Dr. L. D. Jernigan, Council Grove. Ungles and Jernigan are both veterianarians. Scott 4-H'ers Is Delegate Marian Christy, Scott City, is one of five Kansas 4-H'ers selected as delegates to the National 4-H Congress Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago. Christy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Christy, was selected for the trip as one 24 seclional winners in veterinary Science. She is a member of the Manning Jayhawkers 4-H Club and is a senior at Scott Community High School. 4, 6, & 8-Row Way NO. 80 DRIVE CHAIN t CASE HARDENED SPROCKETS ARE ENCLOSED IN EASY ACCESS OIL BATH BASE FOR LONGER LIFE NO BELTS TO SLIP. The (yg) SHREDDER cuts a solid swath up to 20'6" wide. This increases its serviceability on row crops — covering four or six-row rows of 40" width — or eight rows of 30" width — or also broadcast crops. A counter-rotating cylinder with swinging hammer knife blades that can be set within inches of the ground by hydraulically controlled 14" guage wheels with new 'tires. Easily adjusted to different row widths. YOUR LOCAL PHARES & WILKINS DEALER IS: GARDEN CITY FARM EQUIPMENT, INC. WestHwySO 2754246 Cover TWICE As Many ACRES PER DOLLAR EXPENDITURE NOV. SALE PRICE 3850°° 4-H Room to Grow by CHARYL LARSON EXTENSION 4-H AGENT Leaders Recognition Each year the Finney County Junior Leaders honor their community and project leaders. The recognition night is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 4-H Building. All leaders and junior leaders are encouraged to attend. Bake Sale The Finney County Junior leaders will have a bake sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Calhouns in Eastgate Shopping Center. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the bake sale and pick up some goodies for the Thanksgiving holidays. 4-H NOTES The program consisted of a pproject talk on junior leaders by Tina Green and a dem- monstration talk on bits for horses by Cindy Martin. Recreation was led by Tonic Reed. La Donna Gass, PRAIRIE PRIDE 4-H officer training was at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10th at St. Dominic's School. All of the Prairie Pride officers attended the meeting. The regular November meeting was Nov. 3rd at the reporter. 4-H Building. A ceremony placed our blue seal onthe charter. The program for November was "A History of Thanksgiving". The program was presented by Bobbie Bacon, Jody May and Linda Mock. Julie Pamplin gave a project talk on the horse project. The club decided to go Christmas caroling and a committee was appointed to set the date and decide which songs to sing. A committee was also appointed to work on our community project this year. We have decided to help the Russell Day Care Center as a community project. Several new members were introduced at the meeting. It was announced that a Fur Harvester's Ginic would be held at Kinsley on Nov. 16th. Members attending are Donnie Livingston, Jeff Mock, Bill Mock, David Livingston and Steve Pamplin.—Linda Mock, reporter BUSY BADGERS The Busy Badgers 4-H Club met Nov. 10. Meeting was called to order by president Cindy Martin. Roll Call was answered by "your favorite TV show." Attending Were 15 members, four parents, and one guest. MID-WEST PRODUCERS ALL BREED CLUB CALF SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19-2:00 P.M. DIGHTON LIVESTOCK SALE BARN FEATURING 50 TOP STEERS 10 TOP HEIFERS FOR INFORMATION CALL: LANE COUNTY EXTENSION STEVE BRONNENBERG RUSSELL KING, CEAA 316-397-5862 316-397-5811 316-397-5766 (home) Garden Energy Workshop Upcoming MANHATTAN — Field- selection can improve tractor testing shows many farmers performance, particularly forl can reduce fuel consumption the large two-wheel drive 25 percent or more by using types. In some cases, Schrock machinery and equipment said, large tractors are more efficiently, persons purchased with inadequate attending the first of a series weight, causing increased of Kansas State University slippage, high fuel use, and Energy Conservation Con- excessive tire wear. Potential ferences were told Friday. fuel savings: 8 to 15 per cent The final energy con- on a gallons-per-acre basis, servation conference will be - Reduced tillage offers Dec. 9 in Garden City with significant fuel savings, said registration beginning at 11 Schrock, but practicality a.m. at Dart's Cafeteria. That varies from farm to farm, afternoon four workshops will Potential fuel savings: one- be conducted discussing half to two gallons an acre, various topics and energy _ For harvesters are saving methods. tu toote lhat need to ^ Mark Schrock K-State main f ained for besl per . extens.on agricultural formance Schrock said engmeer, said energy used for f t sharpening of b i ades urigation and for making and an 7 setling O f the shear bar f,? P , lyU !!, Kfer , tlhzers e *5 eeds will reduce energy use, in- Uiat used by farm machinery. harvesting capacity, Even so, he noted, many d , the quality of the farmers can lop off a sizeable end ^ p ^ entia , fuel portion of their uel bills each j g t year by adopting some of B ^ these practices: "Gear up and throttle down" is a technique to be used when a large tractor pulls light equipment (such as for spraying, light cultivation, or drilling). Schrock said this involves shifting to a higher gear and reducing engine revolutions per minute (RPM) so as to maintain the same ground speed. Potential fuel savings: 25 per cent or more. —Proper ballasting and tire — Many farmers store gasoline in above-ground tanks, not ah ideal energy- saving arrangement. Schrock said evaporation loss can exceed 3 per cent of tank volume per month for a dark- colored above-ground tank. Equipping the storage tank with a pressure-vacuum relief valve and painting the tank a light color can save more than 100 gallons of fuel a year, Schrock said. Holcomb FFA At Dodge Meeting Nineteen members of the Holcomb FFA chapter attended the Southwest District Greenhand Conference Nov. 2 at Dodge City. The participants went through leadership training sessions to learn more about the FFA and had the opportunity to visit with the District and State FFA officers. All greenhands were given a test covering information about the FFA. • The following students from 'Holcomb were in the top ten: Bryan Roth-first, Brian Rome and Chuck Becker tied for sixth, Doug Musell, Jerry Roth and Gary Hartley tied for eighth. Other Greenhands attending were: Eddy Wasson, Wade Barlow, Jerry Brown, Terrv Hamill, Keith Richmeier, Randy Hamill, Lloyd Dinkel, Tom Miller, Tim Hamill, Steve Brecheisen, Jeff Roth and Trent Nichols. Sara Webdell, chapter Sweetheart accompanied the group and helped with registration. Jeff Adam, District Sentinel also attended and had a part in the Greenhand Conference.— Terry Golay, reporter HAPPY HUSTLERS "Thanksgiving" was one of the words used a lot in the Nov. 8 meeting. New club officers were installed by the retiring officer. Julie Clark gave a demonstration on rag doll salad. Cindy Coates gave a piano solo, and Tim Clark gave a demonstration talk on the parts of a motor. David Caldwell spoke on how to make a motion. Roll call was your favorite holiday. Twenty-six members answered roll call. Hosts were the Vern Schweer family.—Gay Goss, reporter. Western Came Co., Inc. We specialize in order buying of all clutet of stacker •and feeder cattle. WUI Bell fat cattle OB commisiioa. PETE Hl'TCHINS Phone TK 2-3518-Scott City JIM JASPER Phone 397-2353-Dighton DENNIS SCHROEDER Phone 397-2448-Dignton JACK DALY Phone 276-7196-Carden City HAROLD WOODS Phone 397 5556-DighUn MAIN OFFICE PHONE Diftbton-397-MZ4 Looking for the Right Seed Corn? Your Double- Circle Co-op Has It. If you're looking for the right seed corn to plant this year, look no farther than the Garden City Co-op, They've got single, 3-way and silage corns. One that's just right for your needs. CO-OP Corn Seed is quality seed, backed by the knowledge that comes from years of experience in all phases of crop production. The utmost in quality control and an active research and demonstration program are good reasons why you should plant CO-OP this year. So stop by the Garden City Co-op and ask about CO-OP Seed Corn. You'll find out why ifs called the "Best Deal In The Country." Garden Chy Co-op COOP 107 N. 7th 275-6161 I

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