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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 19, 1963
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Study Comitioti Market Galesburg Student Joins Tour of Europe By-ROBERT LEMAY Dan Roberts, son of Knox County Judge and and Mrs. Daniel Roberts, is awaiting the return of a 75- page report of a month's tour in Europe. Each year the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University sponsbrs a tour oi the United States for a group of students, under the guidance of agriculture professors. Eight quarter hours, equivalent to 5 1/3 semester hours, are given for the tour after the report is turned into the professors. But this year, as the group was discussing the European Common Market, the idea of a tour there instead of one in this country cropped up. Joins Tarty of 40 Thus on May 28, Roberts, 40 other Iowa State students and two professors boarded a bus for Chicago, caught a plane for New York City, and after a day's tour of the city, flew to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Here the purpose of the trip, observing agriculture methods, began to unfold. A unique situation, farming on the coast be- Jow sea level, was observed. Roberts said the work of reclaiming land from the Zuidcr Zee proved extremely interesting. After the dikes are built, ditches are dug in the fields, which lead to canals, which carry the watej; to a pumping station where the water is pumped over the dikes into the Zuider Zee. Then .a grass with coarse stems is planted. These plants soak up the surface moisture for several inches into the ground and disperse it into the air through evaporation. After this is accomplished, the Dutch put tiles into the ditches for better drainage, which is a problem in below-sea-level farming. A lack of nitrogen is also a problem for the farmers. Observe Auction The group, watched a flower auction that works opposite from American auctions. Instead of starting low and bidding higher, the Dutch begin at the top price and work down. At the auction he attended, Roberts said the sellers are bound to sell through the cooperative. A huge clock, about 12 feet in diameter, shows the top price. When the bidding begins, the six- foot hand swings counterclockwise until it reaches a price a bidder will pay. This man punches a button at his seat, and the price and bidder are shown on the clock. They also visited a "farm, under glass" where crops such as grapes, vegetables and flowers are raised. One man usually cares for 2Vz acres. About 1,400 acres are farmed in this manner in the Netherlands. Travel Via Bus From Holland, the student traveled by a bus driven by a Dutchman to Bad-Godesburg, Germany, located near Bonn. At Bonn University the group studied what Roberts terms "topnotch work in soil studies." From there the group went to Cologne and visited the same cathedral in which President John F. Kennedy attended Mass on his European trip last month. Roberts found the journey from Coblenz north on the Rhine River a fascinating time because of the old robber barons' castles set only 10 to 15 miles apart. Tlic group then headed for the Black Forest, where the equivalent of a county extension agent took, the members on a tour of the urea. Roberts said the cattle there are dual purpose—dairy LIGHTNING RODS GEORGE E. OWENS 20 Circle Drive—Galaiburg, 111. 342-0408 and beef come from the same herd. During Iho winter the farmers become loggers and send the trees crashing down snow-Covered hillsides. Acquire Watches , Switzerland was next, where everyone purchased a watch, They stayed at Lucerne and visited a small cooperative cheese factory. The one farm visited was 14 acres, but the farmer was making a very adequate living, according to Roberts. The students then headed for Italy and the fertile Po Valley and Milan, called the New York City of Italy by Roberts. The group visited Rome and the Vatican City during the nine days mourning for Pope John XXIII. After the Italian visit, the students headed for a day of "rest" on the French Riviera. They then headed north to Paris. They noted how the government is attempting ' to consolidate small fields into larger ones. In the past when a French farmer died, he divided each of his fields Dan Roberts Prairie City Park Draws Large Crowd PRAIRIE CITY - There were 220 people counted at one time at the East Park at noontime on Sunday when picnics and family reunions were taking place. Strangers coming for the first time from a distance were heard to remark on the hospitality the park grounds afford, such as electrical outlets for coffee pots, fresh drinking water and other facilities. This year more playground equipment has been added and all has been painted attractively in red and white peppermint stripe. Several of the shining white tables have been donated by families and all park tables are kept clean as well as the lawn and flower beds kept in tip top condition. The Park Committee, headed by Harry Orwig, met this week to make plans for the picnic Labor Day. Orwig and his wife Dorothy live nearby and they personally spend a great deal of time in -lelping to keep up the grounds. equally among his song. Thus in one plot, corn, beans, pasture or any other crop would grow side by side. , four Station After flying across the English Channel, the Iowa Staters visited the first farm for controlled soil fertility work—the Rothomsted Experiment Station. A field was divided lengthwise, with one half limed. Then cross divisions were made and various elements added to each section. Thus, for example, in one plot the effect of phosphorus on a crop with and without lime could be noted. This farm recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of soil fertility work. The remainder of the journey was spent in Scotland. The students spent their last day in Europe touring a farm owned by Sir Alix Buchanan-Smith, member of the House of Lords. The group then returned to London and flew back to Chicago. They arrived in Ames, Iowa, June 25. Roberts, a junior at Iowa State, intends to go to summer school for the second session, beginning Friday. During the interim he has been working around home and finishing his report on the journey. He is enrolled in the Department of Farm Operations. Advance Work On New Kitchen At Maquon MAQUON—Work is progressing on a new kitchen at the Maquon Junior and Grade School. Maquon Briefs Miss Juanita Gooding of Oak Park is spending her vacation with her mother, Mrs. S. W. Gooding. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Shcnaut drove to.Iowa City July 16, to get their young son Tim, who had major surgery on his leg July 11. Rev. and Mrs. John Clarke of Knoxville called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Gooding Tuesday. Gooding is continuing to improve from his recent heart attack. Lighter Runs Hold Price Level for Hogs By GEORGE B. SHEA (Galesburg Order Buyers) Receipts of hogs this week at our markets are about the same as Jast week, but the overall movement is around 11 per cent less than last and 4 per cent less than one year ago. The lighter receipts a big factor in maintaining hog prices at present levels. Last Friday the market was 25 cents lower, the top here in Galesburg dropping to $18.50, but it bounced back Monday to $18.75 and has remained there since. The bulk of the 200 to 230-pound hogs selling at $18.50, with the best overnight and early arrivals at the $18.75. The hogs weighing above 230 pounds are 25 to 50 cents higher than last Thursday, and packing sows arc steady at $15.50 and down. The heavier hogs are very scarce at the present time, causing the narrowing of the price spread in the butchers. Hogs under 200 pounds arc being discounted at most of the markets so it will probably be best to keep hogs marketed as they reach 210 pounds and keep the lighter weights back. Quality Is Good The quality of hogs has been very good and has been one of the main reasons for hogs selling at present levels despite an abundance of other meat products. There is still room for improvement in a good mdny hogs, so I would urge those that realize their hogs need improving to try to do so, to keep hogs selling at profitable prices. Raising Pigs Is Lively 4*H Project, Brings in Cash Valley GAA Plans Picnic Valley GAA will have an annual picnic at Wee-Ma-Tuk July 23 starting at 11 a.m. Members and guests were asked to be present at the D & H station from where the group will travel to the picnic grounds together. GAA members are to bring a covered dish, table setting and swimsuit. New sophomore girls will be guests. There is never a dull moment for 4 -H boys and girls enrolled in a ftwine project. There's a lot to learn and plenty of action with the pigs. As a matter of fact, sometimes the animals come in for as much attention and recognition as their owners. One 4-H junior championship pig, Tip Top Topper by name, appeared on a Chicago television show during the National 4-H Club Congress last year. Its owner, Bruce Brown, 20, was state and national 4-H swine program winner from Indiana, who with his father raises pure­ bred Chester White hogs on their 420-acre farm in Tippecanoe county. The success of their hog business, according to young Brown, is due to scientific know-how and the up-to-date methods used. Learns About Feeding Through 4-H, Brown has learned about proper feeding, breeding and marketing. He reports that his Chester Whites have brought record high prices. Brown, like hundreds of other older 4-H members, is a junior leader. He says he finds it very rewarding to inspire and help younger boys. While Brown enjoys being a winner himself, he is a good losef. He told of the time he sold oM of his pigs to a neighbor boy at a very cheap price to get the lad started in a much needed moneymaking project. The boy showed the pig in competition with one of Brown's own Chester Whites at the county fair. The neighbor's pig walked off with the champion barrow ribbon. Follows Others And so it is with scores of other young 441 farmers "learning-by- doing" to raise and sell the best meat-type flogs. The Cooperative" Extension S«tv» ice leads the way by prWidfng r* search Information, scientific faeil and other assistance. The Moorman Mfg. Co. of Quirt* cy, ill., gives impetus to the pro* gram by annually providing court* ty, state and national awards. The six national 4 -H swine scholarships have been increased this year from $400 to $500 each. The state award winner will at* tend the Nationat 4 -H Club Congress at Chicago Dec. 1 • 5, with all expenses paid by Moorman. 4l Church Maps Calendar At Wataga WATAGA-The church calendar was the main topic of discussion when the board of trustees and church council of the Wataga Congregational Church held a combined meeting Tuesday. A potluck supper was served at 7 p.m. with 16 families present. Several dales were scheduled for future activities The choir will hold an ice cream social Sunday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. No worship service will be conducted during August. Beginning Sept. 1 worship will be held at 9:30 and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Ladies Aid will hold a supper and bazaar Sept. 26. The board of trustees will hold a special meeting Nov. 1!) with a representative of the national association as guest. The Christ: mas program will be held Sunday evening, Dec. 22. Family Sunday will be observed the last Sunday of September, October, November and December with the youth leading worship the last Sunday in December. The church will participate in worldwide communion Sunday, Oct. 6. State meetings will be held as usual. Sunday school workers will meet first Tuesday of the month, the men's club, second Tuesday, and the Ladies Aid, the first Wedntsday of each month. Next combined meeting of the board and council will be held Oct. 15. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! pO MILLION WOMEN Education Determines Jobs Ahead! Former Altonan Honored on Anniversary ALTON A — To celebrate the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Audrey Potorf of Galesburg, a former Allona resident, a group of friends gathered at the Little John Conservation Club Tuesday for a potluck dinner and a swimming party. Those present were Mrs. Potorf and children, Mrs. Barbara Tim- line and children, Mrs. Patty Swanson and children, Mrs. Norma Garner and daughter, Miss Marion Ward, Mrs. Margaret Whiting and Mrs. Carrie Johnson and Bobby. SCHEDULED FOR JOBS — Within the next decade about 30 million women are expected to be holding down jobs, says the U.S. Department of Labor. Women now make up about one- third of the total labor force of 75 million. Modern invention and technological advances will National 4 -H Sen/Ice Committee Photo add new jobs to the wide span already being filled by women. Many positions are and will be in the home economics field. Employers indicate that more professionally educated women are needed, and those trained in specific skills as well. Processing and Butchering BUTCHERING HOGS AND BEEF 6 PAYS EVERY WEEK. Our expert meat cutters assure you ot getting most cuts from your beef or bogs. Processed to your individual family needs and packed in the best plastic coated freezer paper. BUTCHERING CHARGE: BEEF $5, HOGS $2.50 We Use A Pehairing Machine to Give A Packinghouse Job WESTERN ZERO LOCKER "Customer Satisfaction Is Our Aim" Home Economics Offers Wide Choice of Positions Modern invention and technological advances will add new jobs to 'the wide span filled by the 25 million women working today, who constitute about one- third of the total U. S. labor force. Within the next decade, says the U. S. Department of Labor, some 30 million women are ^expected to be holding down jobs. Students who complete high school, and decide early on a future career will have a better chance for job fulfillment, educators point out. More professionally educated women are needed now to fill jobs in the home economics field, observes a home economist, and more will be needed in the future. Also in demand will be those with specific training and skills in non-professional areas. Hold Head Start One group of young women has a head start. They are 4-H Club members enrolled in a home economics program. At some time during club membership, reports the National 4-H Service Commit­ tee, nearly every one of the 1.3 million girls enrolled in 4-H receives some training in her dual role of future homemaker and career woman. Sewing, meal planning, nutrition, home management, interior decoration, fashion and consumer education are among the projects in which 4-H Club members participate. They start in 4-H as young as 9 years of ago, and many remain for as long as 10 years. Volunteer adult and junior 4-H leaders supervised by the Cooperative Extension Service head the local clubs. Provide Funds Encouraging these future home economists, scientists, writers, mothers, teachers and business women are two corporations that annually contribute funds, educational literature and technical assistance to the national 4-H clothing and the foods-nutrition programs. They are Coats & Clark Inc., which this year will help 12 girls with their college education by way of $500 national clothing scholarships. General Foods Corp. will give six $500 scholarships to top-ranking club members in the 4-H foods-nutrition program. Both firms will bring to Chicago as delegates to the weeklong National 4-H Club Congress state award winners from all 50 states and Puerto Rico—102 in all. Coats & Clark and General Foods are but two of hundreds of private enterprises helping the youth of this country find where their future lies. Illinois Fair Official Eyes Big Program By LEO SULLIVAN "We look for livestock entries to be bigger than last year, everything will be above average," Franklin H. Rust, general .manager of the Illinois State Fair, told representatives of the press, radio and television who were guests of Rust and his wife Wednesday at his home on the fairgrounds at Springfield. The Wednesday gathering was a curtain-raiser for the 1963 fair, which opens Aug. 9, and continues through Aug. 18. Following a luncheon on the lawn of the Rust residence, Robert M. Schneider, director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, spoke briefly and lauded the work of Rust as general manager of the fair. "We have great hopes for attendance of a million this year," Rust remarked, as he spoke to the gathering. Last year's attendance totaled 875,797. He spoke of decreasing farm population as one of the factors which might mitigate against hitting the million mark. Sell Out June 15 Despite an adjustment upward of the fees charged for concession space, the entire grounds were sold out by June 15, he reported. Two of six new barns in the construction program have been completed, Rust stated, with the other four to be completed by September. A 66 by 12 foot cooler is being provided for the carcass show, which will be presented on a larger scale than any previous year, Rust told the group. The fair will have an international aspect, with practically every free country having exhibits. A Russian home, the same model as is being constructed by mass production in Russia, is being built as one of the exhibits. There will be military displays, the amount of farm machinery exhibits is up 30 per cent from last year, Rust related. Something new for the children will be the Gaslight Square, and a miniature circus also will be among the exhibits in the exhibition area. "The good exhibits did not come to us, we went out and got them," Rust remarked in discussing plans for this year's fair. Guests were taken on a tour of the grounds, with special attention given to the new Junior Livestock Activities and Exhibit building which will be the scene of 4-H events during the fair and in which special ceremonies will he conducted during the opening day of the fair. Also on the tour, Rust told of the various improvements and changes made this year. I' k IQalesburg Register-Mail orne GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1963 PAGE 15 Quotes From Today's News By United Press International NEW YORK - Actress Shelley Winters, explaining in part why she had to have her stomach pumped out in her Moscow hotel room: "The Russians drank toasts endlessly. They even drink a toast when you leave a room. I wanted to be sociable, but I'm no drinker." Avon Poland China Breeder Is Leader for Production J. R. Bcatty of Avon, ranks third in the nation in the nuniber of Poland China litters qualified for production registry during the first six months of 1963, according to officials of the National Poland China Record Association of Galesburg. According to the report issued by the national recording organization, the Bcatty herd qualified | 52 litters for production registry during the past six months. These litters contained an average of 10.1 alive pigs per litter, with an average birth weight of 3.26 pounds per pig. College research has demonstrated that pigs of this weight at birth have 60 per cent more chance of survival to weaning as compared to two pound pigs. Meet Requirements A grand total of 2,413 litters met the requirements for production registry in the Poland China breed during the first six months of 1963. To qualify as a production registry litter a gilt must far­ row 8 or more alive pigs, with a total weight of 22 pounds or more at birth. A sow must farrow 9 or more alive pigs, weighing 26 pounds or more at birth. Records on each qualifying litter must be witnessed, and entered on record at the association's office within one week of the date of birth. ers Meet With Mothers At Maquon MAQUON—The Maquon Peppy Pals and Square Circle 4-H Clubs and their mothers were guests of the Maquon Unit of the Knox County Homemakers Extension Tuesday at the Maquon Methodist Church. Mrs. Helen Miller, chairman, extended greetings to the 28 guests. Marilyn Pickrel gave a demonstration "Baked Custard." Jackie McCormick demonstrated "Making a Funny Cake." They are members of the Square Circle. Barbara Pruett ol the Peppy Pals Club demonstrated making Brownies and Alberta Faucon Junior leader of the Peppy Pals demonstrated "Flower Arrangements." Both clubs took part in the dress review. Mrs. Helen Peterson and Mrs. Etta Morse, hostesses for this meeting, gave the major lesson on "Dairy Foods." Mrs. Mary Shenaut gave a demonstration on how to "cover a button" for the minor lesson. Mary Shenaut reported on public information. The hostesses served refreshments from a decorated tea table. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Vacationers Attend Picnic ALTONA—Third annual picnic for those people spending winter in Tucson, Ariz., was held at Lincoln Park recently. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Leigh of Avon, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson of Alexis, Mr. and Mrs. George Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Higgins of North Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson of Rio and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson of Wataga. Others were Mr. and Mrs. Keith England, Mrs. Hannah McMaster, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McKie of Oneida, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Russell of LaFayelte and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Erickson of Altona. A NEW KIND OF AUGER WAGON! PRECISION-MIXES AS IT UNLOADS! DURJb LEE IMPLEMENT CO. ONEIDA, ILLINOIS PATENT PENDING* Knoedler WASHINGTON — FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, commenting on the record crime rate in the United States last year: "Positive action to reduce crime must begin with the individual citizen." NEW YORK - Franklyn Branley of the Hayden Planetarium, looking forward to an overcast during the sun's eclipse so that better photographs of the resulting shadow could be taken: "I know it's a terrible thing to want, but I'm hoping for clouds." MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — North Carolina Gov. Terry Sanford, favoring a change in rules at the governors' conference that would require unanimity on any resolution: "The resolutions process has degenerated to a mere device for presidential hopefuls." HAY STACK COVERS 16'x20' 10-oz. W. P. Duck $ SPECIAL 34.95 Any size made to order. *•/ Wrt Ut»f VTM* "™' DtS-tlM' PCA= 1-stop financing FOR FARM MACHINERY Efficient, profitable farm operations de. mand trouble-free, up-to-dafe farm ma« chinery. 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