Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 27, 1954 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, April 27, 1954
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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1954 Oil The farm front ALTON TELEGRAPH May Says Best Time To Plant Com Is Between May 10*25 Bf fftttttAft W. lMfc Cwnty P1M Mi EbWARMVILLfc — Corn ftfintfftg tfittfi win goon be here. Tro wit 4v8fnjjc planting time tor cott) tfl Oils ar£a seems to be between May 10 Mid May 25. feat-Bet* ttid later plantings are apt to be damaged by com One ot the problems in corn platting ]« hew much seed to plant pet «a*. The trend in recent years has been toward thicker planting, with heavier applications of fertilizer Most farmers now use a starter fertilizer, with the corn at planting time. Dry weather can be very damaging to corn yields with normal rates of seeding, and much more harmful if the corn is planted a little thick. Not much corn is checked any more; that is, planted in rows both ways, so it can be cross culbtivated. Most com is now drilled or hill-dropped. Most rows are 38 or 40 inches apart. The average distance In hill- dropping is about 24 inches between hills in the row. In drilling, the average distance between plants is about 30 inches. 1100 Grains in Pound Recent articles in farm "apers have referred to numbers of corn plants per acre, like 12,000 or 18,000. Figures like this don't mean much unless we know how ALL ELGIN WATCHES Reduced 20 /O IRVIN JEWELER Authorized Elgin Dealer 11H WASHINGTON AVE. ALTON, ILL. many grains of corn we are planting. A pound of average hy brfd seed corn of the medium flat grade will contain abou J.10TJ grains. At 56 pounds of shelled corn pei bushel, a bushe of this grade would contain about 61,600 grains. To get 12.000 plants per acre and figuring a 10 per cent mor tality rate, a bushel of seed corn of the medium flat grad would therefore plant about flv •apres. This seeding rate is con siderably heavier than the aver age. Drilling the seed 10 inche apart in 40 inch rows, will giv About 15,000 plants per acre. Hill dropping the seed at the rate o two grains 20 inches apart woul cf course, give the same plan population. A fairly reliable rule to follo\ is that land that should normal ly produce 50 bushels of cor per acre should be planted a the rate of about 8.000 kernel per acre. Land that can reason ably be expected to produce 7 bushels per acre may he plant ed 12,000 kernels an acre. Ver. good land that with sufficlen rain and fertilizer can make 10 bushels per acre may be plant ed 16,000 grains to the acre. This figures about eight acre, per bushel of seed on the 50 bushel land, six acres on the 7 bushel and four acres per bushe on the 100-busheI land, using th medium flat e,racle of seed. The most important factor in determining the proper rate o planting is the productivity o the soil. Thin corn on produc tive soil will produce large ears and sometimes single plants wll produce two ears. As the numbe of plants increase on a given area, the amount of grain pro ducert per plant decreases. To a certain point, however, the de crease in production'per plan is less 1han the increase in the total yield resulting from the in creased number of plants. When the corn is planted too thick, a poitit is finally reached where the decrease in ear size Dr. C. FRANCIS SWAIN — OPTOMETRIST — • EYES EXAMINED • GLASSES FITTED Appointments Daily Except Monday.. Eveniaf Appointments For Appointments Call or Visit BRANDENBERGER'S 215 PIASAST., DIAL2-3621 C^ANCIS in great enough to more fhati off set the gain from the larger Mnt» ber of ears. This means that the population that pi'uduceB tb smallest ears withtwt reflating the per acre yield fa the correct one to roe to get the ttfgfrest yields. Mftet 8tw at fc*f» When yo\i harvest yow com you can check the site of the ears to determine whether the corn was planted at the bes rate for tfw» highest yields. A correct stee of ear tot hybri corn grown in the central part of th* combelt Is somewhere between .43 and .55 pounds, or about a half pound. So if you com ears next fall average abou a half-pound ir. weight, yew ra decide that you planted at abou the correct rate this spring. A new kind of field demon stration win be carried on in Madison. County this year, a corn mulch planting demonstration on the farm 01 Harry W. ftenke; in Hamel township. In mulch planting the groum is not plowed. A machine whicl will prepare a narrow strip'fo planting and apply fertilizer li one operation will be used. Witt this machine only one tri trough the field is required. This system was originated by Dr. George Scarseth, nationall> known soil scientist, on his farm in Indiana. He was also respon sible for building the machln that Is used in fertilizing am planting. Large amounts of fertilizer are applied to the ground as the corn is planted. The machim applies SOO pounds of 10-10-10 sb to eight Inches below the seed At the same time 200 pounds o 4-16-16 is applied beside the row as a starter This is followed b> a 300 pound application of am monium nitrate side-dress at the second cultivation. The total cos of fertilizer is about $45 per acre. This cost is expected to be off-set by lower costs of prepar ing the field for planting and the higher yields. It is expected that the field on the Renkcn farm will be planter, early in May. Anyone interest ed is invited to attend the plant Ing and see the operation. If you would like to be notified of the exact date, send you name am phone number to the office. As soon as the exact time is de termined we will be glad to notify you. MCIIBA Organized A step in the further improve ment of livestock in the county was taken last week with the organization of the Madison County Hereford Breeders' As sociation. Officers elected were Virgil Bardelmeier, president; John Olbert, vice presi dent; Walter W. Schlemer, secretary-treasurer; and Wallace Schrumpf and Orville B. McClean, directors. Other Hereford breeders par ticipating were: Neal Sheppard Ralph Jamison, George Rinkel R. A. Henke & Son, Alvin Helmich, Kenneth Bardelmeier, Pete Castelli, Bruce Hart, Elmer Westerhold, Howard Kelso, William Schlemer & Son, David Hall Louis Kreutzberg, William Henke WARRANTY ofio not if you have a LAWYER ... he mokes everything clear ternw? phrases, - •»* •>"« » g, through the f,n. print. He make, everything dta/to you. » «ho»Jd? H.'J) buyeri < ** kt troubl, A Chlfogo Titlt Gyarantot policy protects you ogain»l "hiMon ri»k»" *^M^jtete EH^^ 853 ^ a -*«i-4ssiat; ft i 5aF :< * rtt:8rfi?i?s ^S^'SSKWffiS 1 '- fi"*"" 1 -* 0 '-^^,.a,j» ww . CWsMPTiaf6«r.oi*,PoUcy,i M «,driih, StUJTl-^'-"' '"" ^ "* fclWl>ir ** NNt . CHICAGO TITLE AND TRUST COMPANY PAG&S&flSK BKTIIALTO FlJTUttK FAHMRftS honored Rep. Melvln Price at a father-son banquet Saturday evening at Civic Memorial High School. Shown (I, to r.) are Loren Milltgan, FFA President Mlllard MBllgan, Rep. Price and FFA Secretary Homer Henke. Rep Price was presented an FFA pin signifying that he Is a member of the Honorary Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.—Staff photo. Fresh'Soph Track Meet At Greenfield Tonight GREENFIELD. - The Athlet- lo department of the high school and the Letterman Club are sponsoring an Invitational track, field and relay carnival for freshmen and sophomores at Fleur de Lis Field, Greenfield Tuesday night. Students from Carrollton. Roodhouse, White Hall, Northwestern, Carlinville^md Greenfield High Schools have entered the contests. Field events will start at 7 o'clock and track events at 7:30. A trophy will be awarded for point winner of the meet and ribbons will be awarded to Individual Winers finishing in first five places In track, field and relay events. Antarctica is a vast plateau averaging 6,000 feet in height, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Edward H. Ahrens, Richard Kayser, Louis Highlander, Vemon Keller and Joseph Earth. These men own approximately 500 head of registered Hereford cattle. The group plans to hold another meeting in the near future to complete the organization and jlan activities. Other Hereford Breeders interested are invited to notify the secretary. We don't need further proof of the extent of the drouth for the past two years, but'Louia Strack- eljahn of Nameoki township plans to plant nine acres of corn on the bottom of Horsehoe Lake. Several acres of lake bottom have been plowed near the south end of the lake. It will take lots of rain to flood that part of the ake, gays Louis, as it is higher than other sections of the lake because it has been filled with soil carried by a drainage ditch. The land is owned by Elizabeth and Henry Niehaus. Eldred ELDRED. — Otto Goode has purchased the Ray Bennett grocery store and assumed management Monday. Goode established the business in 1914 and sold to Bennett in 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whltaker of Columbiana Farms entertained at dinner Sunday. Their suests were Mr. and Mrs. Horschel Giberson and family of Carrollton; Mr. and Mrs, Billy McGlasson and son, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Whitaker and daughter, Mrs. Lyndall Smith. Afternoon callers were Mrs. Battle Whltaker and son, Clinton. * Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Whltesldo were Mrs. Jessie Greene and son, Harold, of Grenefield. Mrs. Lorlanc Walter of Carrollton and Mr. and Mrs, Amos Brown of Nameoki were Sunday callers of Mrs. Hulda Flatt and Mrs. Lula Llsles. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Camerer, Mrs. Cecil Bechdoldt, and Mr. and Mrs, Orvllle Bechdoldt and children spent Sunday at Versailles as guests of Miv and Mrs. Dan Vandevcnter. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bonner and son, Richard, of Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benner of Jviton w«re dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. James Benner. Sunday dinner guests in the David l£ing home were: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barley and Mrs. Jesse Davidson of White Hall. Mr. and Mrs. U. D. Clark of Carrollton were afternoon callers. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Reid of Los Angeles, Calif., were Sunday visitors in the Schwallen- stccker home. Mr. and Mrs. William Hurst and sons of Alton spent Sunday here with Mrs. Hurst's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Sears. Mrs. Mary Schild returned home Saturday from Greenfield, where she had spent a week wilh LOOK SAVE LOOK BELLE STREET CLEANERS 4 HOME OF THE _.-HOUR DRV CLEANING SERVICE PANTS PANTS PANTS Cleaned and A/\c PrttMd •Tw Until April 30th Until April 30th *D«y_ ServlM Caih and Carry 8-Day Service Oaljr Only Only Crowd Smaller Than Usual in Calhoun Sunday HARDIN. — Sunday's crowd of apple blossom sightseers was much smaller than average. Some observers said it may have been about 40 per cent of average. It is very hard to say,, even two or three days ahead, just what the condltlona of the apple blossoms will be on a certain date. Last veek the trees came Into blossom Tuesday and Wednesday and should have been good over Sunday. However. Thursday's 18-hour rain caused most of the petals to fall Friday and Saturday when the sun shone hot. Although there was no official announcement by the Calhoun Apple Advertising Committee, many people had heard that most of the blossoms were gone. But the ones who came were well paid for their trip, as the county -was at the height of its spring beauty Sunday. The wildflowers and dogwood blossoms are as attractive to most people as the apple blooms themselves, and they were all at their best. Cars were stopped along the highways while occupants went out and gathered armloads of the flowers and blossoms and there must have been many bushels of them taken uway. The picking of flowers never seems to do any damage as there are more of them each year. Restaurants throughout t h e county had a very good business and had just about as many customers as they were able to handle. The church dinners also were well patronized, * The programs at the five towns attracted good crowds during the afternoon. These were timed to coincide with the visits of the queen and her court, and many people visited with the girls and asked the queen 1 for her autograph on the picture of her which they had received, No embroidery—Just Iron on Luscious roses In two shades oi rich- red combined with soft green leaves. Beautify sheets pillowcases, towels, scarves spreads and many other Items Pop 'em In the wash—colors stay vivid and glowing. Iron-on! Colorful! Washable. Pattern 580 has 14 motifs; four roses 4x4'4; four roses IKxSK six roses averaging 2ftx4 inches Send 2ft conti In colm for thin pattern—add flvn rents for each pattern for first-dun* mailing. Send to Alton Telegraph, 60, ftfafctlfcmft n«-|»t., P. O. Bo* lot, Old Ohelien Station, New York II, Pf. F. Print plainly Pattern Numnor, your Name, and Ad dreg*. .Don't miss ,our Laura Wheeler 1954 Necrtlecrnft Catalog 1 79 embroidery, croohet, eoloMrans- fer and embroidery patterns to send for—plus 4 complete patterns printed in book. Send 20 cents for your copy I Ideas for gifts, bazunr sellers, fashions. * Four Callioun Students Take Scholarship Exams HAUDIN. ~ Three Btudents from Ilnrdln High School and one from Brussels High School wrote examinations for scholarships to the University of Illinois at the office of county superintendent Turemnn here Saturday, Each of them wrote on two classes of Scholarships. Dale Hngon of Brussels wrote on county and agricultural examinations, as did Morris Long of Hordin. Daisy llnzclwondei wrote county and descendant of World War I veteran, while Betly Coughlin tried the home economics and the county scholarship exams. Extreme Cruelty KNOXVILLE, Tenn. /P - A Knoxville woman filed for divorce because, she said, her husband bought a new car and refused to Jet her ride In It. Covar Upf • WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. (;p)_ Clothing that leaves the thighs or midriff exposed would be outlawed under a proposed new city ordinance hore. It would ban 1ho wearing by any person over 12 years of age in streets, parks or other public places of shorts, halters, swim suits orifiany apparel which falls to cover the body from shoulders to a point midway between hips and knees—sunbacks excepted. Violators would get up to $150 fines und 30 days. Banker Hill BUNKER Adult class Bf f!» Methodfat ^hnrch met Friday evening with Mfr. am! Mrs. O. C. Wefner as hostesses. Fomteett members were present. Mr. and Mrs. Davis Scroggins will entertatn the class fin May. the Sand Booster Club Is spwisorlng a dance Friday evening at the American Legfen Han. The high school swing band will play. There wftl be a fellowship supper at the Methodist Chwch this evening sponsored by the Woman's Society of Christian Service. All members of the church and Ihetr families are invited. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Main- ing of Chicago spent the weekend with relatives here. Coffee was tfiipurted tofiial America at teVR as !67tJ. Co* Telegraph Want Ads "Click" •f LOCAL OmOK Ml, Oidden^Paint Festival iffltit SHIWlfilllflll OTWIP VJPWF MP VMMMHI^R/IV w M M« a «*Alt ON MMOUS HW. to m*k« • r««l ._. tm SraiD SATIN, tlMfanotu nur-to-HM 100% /•••« pilnt for willi, ctlliftjitt woodwork. li'i guiUMitced waih- •bit) cm. bathroom* •nd woodwork. Drta hi SO nfa>. f MCMC Mlftfil MVfMM PtfCffI SPIED $ SATIN 4" SS'A 45 ^OAL SUH VOAU SAVI 734 • 254 a ft. »•»• moo** »ow Piltt TOM **o4i Ii't better (hinrrer. Hundred! of met. Lookt, wf in nnd Uk« twlud De Pew's VARIETY and PAINT STORE BKTIIALTO, ILLINOIS 187 CENTRAL AVE. her son, Wayne Schild and fam lly. Telegraph Want Ads "Click" But My Money Hasn't! it We Pay 3^% On Our $100 Paid Up Shares ALTON BUILDING & LOAN ASS'N, •ROADWAY AND THIRD STREET Ow Oaf-Hilt Million Doll^rf in IntrvM fa 0*ir Mtofert. PvPontDUCOEiuim«l if Wondtrful for wolli, woodwork and furniturt ir loiy I* ut«-Drlti In 4 houri ir Urti for y b* woihtd Regular $A Voluo C Wtth $4.92 Coupon X qt I This coupon worth 85* *wwd to IV*m *f • «Mart 9f ft P^ WCO fc««*l, On* aw pw NAME an M* ety*. 0«ed In two w*k» «yy APPKtSS NO DOWN PAYMENTS MONTHLY TIRMS ON HOME IMPROVEMENTS GINTER-WARDEIN CO. XCTTIfffrr^ 450 front 5t PkaM^Stt- DUPONT PAINTS ^o^ EVERY PURPOSE

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