The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 8, 1959 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, May 8, 1959
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Kansas Farmers Watching Neighbors' Crops By FRED MOEN TOPEKA (AP)-Thousands of Kansas farmers these days are not only busy tending their own fields but they are keeping a close eye on how their neighbors' crops «re faring. It isn't only that they just might naturally be curious about how their friend across the road is doing. They are performing a highly important public service as part of a gigantic team that forms the U. S.-State Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. You may recall reading in the paper the loth of each month forecasts on the prospective size of the 1959 Kansas winter wheat crop released by the national crop reporting board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These figures aren't just picked out of a hat by an expert sitting behind a desk in Washington. They are the product of reports from farmers, correlated and analyzed by statistical experts with wide agricultural back' grounds. In Kansas, 3,000 farmers are spotted in every county and town ship. They submit monthly reports on all crops in their areas. Fall and spring moisture tests taken in wheat fields every eight miles in the western two-thirds of Kansas are an important facet of the crop forecasting business. "There is a very significant relationship between the amount of moisture in the soil now and the final yield of wheat, particularly in the west where rainfall from now on is uncertain," says J. E. Pallesen, agricultural statistician in charge of the Kansas crop and livestock reporting service. Soil moisture is more of a limiting factor In western Kansas than in the east, where rainfall is greater and more consistenl throughout the crop year. Pallcsen concedes farmers are the backbone of the crop reporting service, one of the oldest services provided by the department of agriculture. "A good farmer knows what kind of a crop his farm will produce under normal conditions," says Pallesen. "And he knows pretty well how a stretch of extremely favorable weather or a For Improved lone! KILL searing heat wave at the 'wrong time will effect crops." Many of the farmer-observers have long experience at the job and perform the service as a hobby. Seventy-three have been honored in Kansas for more than 35 years of service. Kansas is one of the states that gets the highest number of returns from its farmer-observers. These reports are processed by seven statisticians and 19 clerks. It's then up to Pallesen and his top assistants to make statewide estimates. ure filberts. To qualify as an agricultural statistician you must have been born and raised on a farm, have a degree in agriculture and have taken at least nine semester hours in mathematics and statistics. You have to know something about soils, entomology, botany, plant pathology and livestock in order to interpret and analyze reports and figures. How accurate are the crop forecasts? There naturally is room for error when you're at the me^cy of the fickle weather, dealing with the judgement of thousands of their committee programs An Brown's Bylines initiation ceremony was he.d for 7 a new member, Mike Ott. Mrs. C. E. Keith gave a report on Leaders Conference at Hutchinson. The program, led by Roger Keith, was: Duet, "Pink Shoe Laces," Susie McNish and Rita Hollinger; Health talk, Ann Keith on "Keeping Clean and W e 1 1 Groomed." Piano solo, Mela- me Phares, "Distant Bells"; Recreation by Geri Sue Figgins and Mary Alice Ferguson; Slides of previous 4-H events shown by C. S. Keith and A. J. Jeffcris; and Refreshments served by t he laude Landess and Gene Mavity amilies. Silver Leaf 4-H club celebrated Rural Lifa Sunday, May They aren't just a bunch of fig- people and working with samples. News From 4-H Clubs Of This Area POTTAWATOMIE VALLEY -| Held a wiener roast at the Christian Ridge schoolhouse. Nearly 50 members, leaders and their families were present. ACORN RUSTLERS — Held a third cooking meeting at the Bob Herring home. Reta and Eileen made gingerbread, Reta demonstrated how to make a gingerbread. Susan made and demon strated how to make punch. The leader Mrs. Grant Carey presided the meeting. Those present included six members and our guests, Lois Joyce, Karon Stinson, Mrs. Bennie Stinson and Mrs. Max McClelland and our leader Mrs. Grant Carey. SHINING STAR — Forty.three members and parents attended the meeting. Mrs. Dean Hamilton gave a talk on the Leaders C o n- ference she attended. The program was: Donna Vink, a special number and on the accordion "Riding on the Rang.2 and "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee": mt's night. It was moved and seconded that the club canvas the town to buy street markers. Program was: Mrs. Hiles, a talk on "Creep Feeding"; talk Mrs. Raymond \Vagner on John Philip Sousa; "Care of the eyes" by Mrs. Alvin Hornberger; Mrs. Everett White gave a talk on "Motion out of Order". Recreation was led by Mrs. Allen DeGarmo anc the John Roeckers had refreshments. on "Landscaping"; Brush .".M yeur proierty if »olion e»k, krlirt •*4 brush with Ml IRUIH (UUP. Will •et injvri inn, frtlni «r inlmils. Sun Mll-in4 tcmmlcil t* mr. B U REASOR-HILl Corp. H Jicksenvillt, Ark. CANNADY SUPPLY 801 N. Locust Ottawa, Kansas project talk Phyllis Stevenson, a demonstration on "The parts and use of the screw driver"; Sharon Bloomer, on "The parts and use of the saw"; Helen Hubbard, one on Making Sand wiches; Laverl Turley, music appreciation, a talk on Steven Fos ter; Diana Medlin, a demonstration on straightening material; Betty Bloomer, Janice Schwartz, Marilyn Stevenson and Dona Vick had parlimentary; Janice Schwartz had special number and she had Carolyn Miller and Frank Turley sing "Candy Kisses." FULL O'PEP — The planning a Wardrobe pro.'ect meeting of the Full O'Pep 4-H Club met at the home of the leader Mrs. Lee Peterson. Fashion hints, figure problems, patterns and materials were discussed. Mrs. Peterson demonstrated covering a b e 1 t buckle and how to put a hem in a circular skirt. Two members were present. The next meeting will be May 9 at Mrs. Petersons. BEREA BOOSTERS — Met at the Grade School, This was par- The members and their fami- ies attended the Sacred Heart nd First Baptist Churches in the morning as a group. A picnic dinner fo lowed by recreation and oft ball games, which lasted most of the afternoon, was held in ? orest Park. Many of the mem- >ers attended the county • wide church service held in the eve* ling at the First Baptist Church. Nearly 80 persons from the Silver Leaf Club participated in t h e events. Dorothy Glanyille was the committee chairman in charge of .he activities. RAINBOW 1 — School. Nancy Met at Capper Martin made cookies on top of the stove for her demonstration, when t h e Westerners presented the pro gram for the regular Rainbow club meeting. The art of making plain muffins was demonstratec by Cicily Park, and the "Eye Ap peal" of foods was explained by Linda Shaughnessy for her proj ect talk. Jimmy Smith showed six woods used in woodworking and explained what veneers are in his project talk. Par.iamen tary law was defined by R i t a Hardesty and Patricia Richard son's other program number was a piano solo. Nancy Capper led the group singing and the pro gram was announced by J u d y Thompson. 4-H Leaders are "holding onto the rope and no letting young go," in people, their was work will a though Cool Spring Brings Lot More Pea Aphids Pea aphids are move numerous in Kansas alfalfa fields this spring than at any time for the past seven, years, reports Dell E. Gates, extension entomologist at Kansas State University, Manhattan. A cooler than normal spring is one reason for the aphid population build up. Pea reproduce aphids rapidly. They give birth to 14 young aphids a d a V for as long as 30 days, and the young aphids can begin reproducing w h e n 6 to 9 days old. This continues until t h e warms mgs. stilbcstrol at the start of a 108 day feeding period gained about 30 per cent faster or ap- )roximately .10 pound more per amb per day than those not im slanted./ Lambs given a second 3 mg. stilbestrol implant after 64 days gained .07 pound more per amb per day during the last 44 days on test than lambs not re- implanted. Wheat pasture and various feedlot rations were fed. About the same increase in gain was obtained regardless of the ration used. weather up, when Don Brown Farm Agent May 25 Deadline For Wheat Acres Franklin Countians with wheat planted in excess of their 1959 acreage allotment may dispose of the extra acres up until May 25. Frederick Wood, county ASC committee chairman, said farmers doing so may help their wheat history acreage in the future. A number of county farmers probably are affected by the plan. Those producing excess wheat this year may deliver it to the secretary of agriculture or store it — on the farm or under bond in a commercial warehouse. In that way, they avoid markeing quota penalties. Credit, however, for diverted acres is lost in case any of the stored excess is sold or used, and the producer becomes liable for marketing quotas, Wood explained. HDU News "Background Finishes." Mrs. Henry Morgan won the gift in the "Penny Guessing Game." Hostess served refreshments to 10 members, two guests and several children. Mrs. Lickteig became a new member of the unit. Next meeting will be May 12, with Mrs. Ifcnneth Cunningham. WEl.LSVILLE—met at the home of Mrs. Ada Stlnson with nine mejnbtrs present and .three guests. Mrs Wm. Parney gave the last half of the lesson on "Background Wall Finishes.' Mrs. Stinson served refreshments to eight members and guests, Mrs. Rowena Pinkerton, Mrs. Leitnaker and Mrs. Hill. BETTER HOMES-met for an all-day meeting with Mrs. Paul ine Lang. The minutes of the March meeting wore read and the Treasurer's Report was made and accepted. Better Homes donated $2 to the Red Cross. Vegetable Cookery lesson was concluded by Mrs. Paulire Lang. There were Tho OTTAWA HE1UJLD Friday, May 8, 1659 eight members present. M«ffog adjourned to meet May 12 Mrs. Ralph Basel. • lady bird beetles help to control cussed. A the aphids. HDU week While pea aphids usually cause little damage after the first cut ting of alfalfa, they can reduce forage yields sharply for t h e first cutting and it may be worth while to spray. Spraying a field that is highly infested with pea aphids can increase the forage to twice as much as a field that is not sprayed. But for a treatment to be effective, at least 95 per cent of the pea aphids should be killed by the spray. With a good treatment, insecticides will protect a field for two to three weeks. Gates said direct spraying into foliage will give best results. Good control can be achieved with any of these insecticides; a gallon of 25 per cent of methoxychlor, or 15 to 16 ounces of malathon to the acre. Malathion and methoxych- lor should not be used less than seven days before cutting. If field can be cut within a week I would not' consider spraying, Sunshine on cut alfalfa will control these insects. LOYAL NEIGHBORS-Met with Mrs. Bill Reekie. , Mrs. W- G Ransom presided over the meeting. The spring tea as well as the District HDU meeting were dis- Pleasant Valley MRS,. LUCY MATILE ' Mr. and- Mrs. Carj Ralzlaff off McPherson wsre recent callers o(j' Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Broers.' Mrs. Mario Broers entered SI Luke's Hospital Monday, Mr/ and Mrs. A. C. MtcGlaninf and their grandchild, Danes McCoy of Kansas City, werefThur^ day visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Young. TV SERVICE KEEN COMPANY 114 S. Main Phone CH 2-3490 window display for was planned. Mrs. Reekie gave the last part of the lesson. A held. The "Color in the Home plant exchange was hostess served refreshments to a visitor, Mrs. Doyle Reichard, five children and eight members. May meeting will Ive with Mrs. Donald Smith. BETTER LIVING - held th-3 April meeting at the home of Mrs. 'Dan Lickteig. The president, Mrs. Cecil Vining, conducted a business meeting at which the Spring Tea at Ottawa, May 1, and the district meeting at Topeka, May 8 were discussed. Mrs. Geo. Atchison presented the lesson on HARRY SAYS ... i Get in the driver's seat—you'll love it! MOTO-MOWER Here's the Facts, Mam! "You mean you can cook for less with Skelgas?" "Yes/ Skelgas doesn't seem to use up as fast." brought back to the club by Mrs Houston as she reported on th recent leaders conference at Hut chinson. The club voted to have a window display Dairy Day, and the regular meeting day was changed to the first Monday nigh of the month for the summer. Th next meeting will be June 1. SILVERLEAF - The regular monthly meeting was held at Emery Green school. There were 35 members, 13 visitors and three eaders present. Dorothy Glan- ilie, accompanied by Geri Sue Mggins, led the club in "I Would 3e True" and a new song, "The tfappy Plowman." A thank-you ceived from the State Letter Carriers in appreciation for t he entertainment presented by t h e club at their conference, May 1. The club, led by President Richard Landess, presented a gift of nppreciation to Mrs. Marjorie lages, a leader who is leaving he community. Replacing Mrs. Mages is Mrs. Bertha Morgan, vho was introduced to the club. Committee chairmen Rita Hollinger, Mary Alice Ferguson, Jill Jefferis, Dorothy Glanville and Richard Landess gave reports on and Skelgas users never have to worry about power line failures. Whatever the weather, Skelgas is ready to use instantly for cooking, water heating and clothes drying. Here's Why Skelgas Gives You More Per Dollar Than "Cut-Rate Gas": Full-valut-feotures Cul-Rate Skelgat Gas Purity felted to aiiure it til burnt ... to prevent damaging cerroiion _ Full weight guaranteed en every cylinder.. ._._._ Dependable tupply, delivered free ... — Regular free tervtce check* en cylinder* and Yet Ye» Yes Yet f » t t For Insurance On dwellings, household goods, buildings And automobiles Dean Berlin, Agent IM E. Second Phone CH 2-2804 News From The Wellsville Area MRS. ROYCE MYERS Mr. and Mrs. Dean Martin, Connie, Judy and Gary were Sunday dinner guests of Dean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Martin Sr.,| Princeton. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burgoon, Roy and Diane, Herington, spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Burgoon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rand of Baker, Ore., came Thursday for a visit with Mr. Rand's mother, Mrs. Belle Rand and other relatives and friends, and to attend the funeral of a brother-in-1 a w, Jack Hogan. Chester Rand and son Larry of Salida, Colo, also came to attend the Hogan funeral and spent the weekend at t h e home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Todd. Mr. and Mre. Ray Wiggins, Kansas City, spent the weekend with the former's mother, Mrs. Lulu Slusher. Mr. and Mrs. Virl Bethurum, Bush City, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Myers, Pamela and Dee Ann were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Hollinger. Other guests in the afternoon to help Mr. Hollinger celebrate his 85th birthday were, Mr. and Mrs.LeRoy Childs, Jolene, Gerlyn and Janet P h i 1- lips, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hollinger, Pao- ia, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ross Ottawa. Summaries of animal husbandry research at Kansas State University in 1958-'59 given May 2 at the livestock Feeders' Day in Man hattan included,the following: Effect of implanting beef heifers on a fattening ration with nor mones or hormone • like substances: Synpvex - heifer implants and one 12-milligram stilbestrol pellet was tested on heifers in the feedlot. The average increase in daily gain was about 0.2 pound for each treatment. There were no practical differences between the two treatments or between the treated animals and controls from the standpoint of carcass based upon conformation, grade, quality and value per 100 pounds. Fattening heifer calves on dry bluestem pasture versus fattening in dry lot: The heifers were sel: fed a pelleted ration composed of 75 per cent ground sorghum grain, 10 per cent dehydrated al falfa meal, 10 per cent soybean oil meal and 5 per cent molasses Prairie hay was fed free choice to the calves in dry lot. Heifers fattened in dry lot were more desirable in practically every re spect. They made 0.64 pound more average daily gain, sold foi more on the market, graded high er in the carcass, and producec gain for $2.60 less per 100 pounds Stilbestrol implants for feeder lambs: Lambs implanted with 2 Make Hay Faster with N££ I££A hay tools! 1 If your gas supplier can't answer "yes" to every Htm In this chart, you may not be getting your full money's worth. Switch to genuine Skelgas for assurance of full vtlue, plus valuable free services. Ottawa Skelgas Store JOHN MARTIN, Manager 336 S. Main Ph. CH 2-3958 Pull-Type Parallel Bar Rake Cuts Raking Time in Half Get faster raking—and better quality hay—with this new pull- type parallel bar rake from NEW IDEA. Rake moves hay less distance . . . makes uniform, Suffy windrows with minimum leaf shattering. Easy to reach controls. Torture-tested and farm proved. Fits any tractor. Only 2 daily lube points. 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