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the varieties, test weights, per ccrtt moisture at harvest, yield per acre, and other information about each variety. HOWARD JOHNSON 1M3 Oat Vuiaiy Tett Plot ft Lodl J? at V n > 1*2 12:5 12.4 12.3 12.7 12.0 12.1 12.4 •12.5 12.9 12.4 115.45 111.6,0 108.06 100.42 105.05 103.40 00.01 04.38 88.32 82.48 0 I 2 3B.0 Garland 38.0 Beodce 38.0 Minhnfer 37.0 Shield 37*0 Newton 38.5 Clintland 60..38.0 Gonrlflcld —40.0 Puthnln fil -_38.5 Dodge 38.0 Planting date, April 2, 1063: planting rate, two bushels per acre: harvest date, July 22, 10(53; previous crop, soybeans; plot tour, July 2, 1963; estimated yield, 80 bushels. WARD REYNOLDS AND SONS 1963 Oat Varleiy Teal Plot By DON fEEL (Knox County Farm Adviser) The oat variety test plots of the Knox County Extension Service located at the Ward Reynolds arid How* ard Johnson farms dame up with some excellent yields this year. Three varieties yielded 100 bushels or more per acre at Reynolds and five at Johnson's farm, with yields ranging from a low of 82 bushels per acre to a high of 115 bushels per acre. Oat yields throughout Knox County have been reported considerably higher than the average for this area. The average yield of all varieties in the Reynolds plots was 96 per acre and the average for Johnson's plats was 102 per acre. The 10 plots located side by side were two drill widths wide, 22 by 366 feet in length at Reynolds and 20 x 180 feet at Johnsons farm. The oats were planted on March 29 at Reynolds, slightly earlier than normal on .soybeon stubble ground and April 2 at Johnsons plot, also on bean ground* This apparently was a good oat year, even though we had quite an extended dry period and some extremely hot weather in June. These weather extremes obviously didn't hurt oat yields materially. Lodi, a new oat from Northern United States, which is not commercially available, topped both oat plots with yields of 110 bushels at Reynolds and 115 bushels per acre at the Johnson plot. Farmers cannot buy this oat next year because it will not be available at least for another year. Its main disadvantage appears to be its lateness. It matures about a full week later than pop- s ular varieties now in use. Garland, another new oat which will be commercially available this coming year, ranked second in both tests with yields of 104 and 111 bushels per acre. We would never urge farmers to go all out for a new variety, but we would encourage them to try this oat next year at least on a limited acreage. It looked very good on both plots this year. The accompanying charts show a > Lodl 36.5 Garland .—-37.5 Clintland 60—38.5 Shield 34.0 Newton 30.0 MinhaTer 37.5 BeeDec 39.0 Dodge 38.0 Goodfiekl —38.5 Putnam 61 ...36.5 si !«s &• 18.5 11.0 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.9 11.7 n * 5 110.57 104.07 100.67 09.64 98.01 05.40 95.18 92.30 85.06 82.48 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 10 Planted March 29; planting rate, two bushels per acre; harvested July 16, 1963; previous crop, soybeans; plot tour, July 2. Class Reunited At Yates City YATES CITY - Mrs. Paul Hayes entertained members of her graduating class of 1951 of the Farmington High School in her home in Yates City July 23. A potluck supper was served by the Hayes family to Mi's. John Voorhees of Canton, Mrs. Eldrick Smith of Peoria and Mrs. Dan Kepple, Mrs. C. W. Rand, Mrs. Claude McCawlley and Mrs. Gerald Roach, of Farmington. Early Weaning of Lambs Is Studied at Illinois Station (A roundup of the week's work, activities and observations at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Experiment Station near Robbs in southern Illinois, prepared by A. R. Gilmore.) This past spring on the station the protein requirements of lambs 'weaned at nine weeks of age and the effect of supplemental B vitamins on lambs weaned at six weeks of age were studied by animal nutritionist F. C. Hinds. Hinds reports that lambs performed better when their ration contained about 19 per cent crude protein than when it contained 13, 16 or 22 per cent. Daily gains of lambs increased as levels of protein increased up to 19 per cent, after which further increases in crude protein did not increase daily gain. It required only 4¥d pounds of the 19 per cent protein ration to produce a pound of gain on lambs, or 10 per cent less feed than was required when the ration contained a lower level of crude protein. According to Hinds, lambs fed the B vitamins gained nearly 20 per cent faster—0.7 against 0.6 pound per day—over a 52-day period and required less feed per pound of gain. In one study, Hinds found that early - weaned, individually fed twin lambs gained more rapidly than singles, ate more feed per pound of weight and required less feed per pound of gain. Pine Sawfly Extension forester Bob Nelson says an outbreak of pine sawflies has occurred in his district. The larvae of these flies will'defoliate the needles of pines. And in cases of repeated attacks, they will kill the tree. Christmas tree growers should check their trees and, if they find sawfly larvae, spray the needles with a 3 per cent water solution of DDT to the point of runoff. No word this week from our world traveler Bob Gate. BEHLE Natural Air Drying Tank Powerful 38" fan plus scientifically designed air-entry, system insures fast, uniform drying. Automatic supplementary heat tinit controls humidity. Lets you dry safely... even under high humidity, low temperature conditions. Air pressure gauge provides accurate check of drying process. Complete dry* mg instructions. Engineered SPECIFICALLY for Prying • Batch dry up to 4,000 Bu.aday • Or Dry in layer until tank is filled • Automatic Grain Leveler • Supplemental Neat unit delivers up to 4,500,000 BTU's per hour • Automatic unloading equipment • 11 Sizes: fron> 1,620 bu. fo 26,000 bu. KIRK S LUMBER COMPANY 1006 MONMOUTH BLVD. Hog Receipts Run Light as Prices Climb % GEORGE B. SHEA . Receipts of hogs moving to market continued on the light side again this week. As a result of the reduced marketings, we find higher prices. We continue to have an excellent, market here in Galesburg. The butchers are 75 cents higher than last Thursday and packing sows 75 cents to $1 higher. The bulk of the good Eastern shipping hogs are selling in Galesburg at $19 to $19.25 with top kinds reaching $19.50. Packing sows are $16.25 and down. Current prices are '75 cents above one year ago on top weight hogs and 25 to 50 cents higher on packing sows. Lightweight hogs arc still being discounted so, we believe, that selective sorting and selling as hogs pass 210 pounds in weight will prove most profitable. Next week is Knox County Fair week. There wijl be a barrow show and a carcass contest in connection with the fair; This will be an excellent opportunity for you to compare your hogs with those that are topping the market. It is very important that the quaiiy of hogs coninues to improve to insure profitable prices for hog producers. 4rH'ers 9 Mothers Are Guests of Fair view Unit FAIRVIEW - Fairview Unit of Home Economics Association met at t he chapel July 19. Plans were made to attend the fair and help serve Spoon River Electric dinner Sept. 4. Valley Homcmakcrs 4-H Club members and their mothers and friends were guests. Songs were accompanied by Mary Ann Mitchell at the piano. Joanne Hartstirn gave a demonstration on "apple coffee cake." Various club projects were displayed by the 4-H girls. Girls who gave a style show were Peggy Conlon, Paula Denmark, Lois Evans, Becky Nott, Jennifer Overcash, Janet Rohrer, Cathy Schuman, Paula Turner, Sarah Putman, Lynne Marvel, Karen Enders, Susan Lee Harn, Carol Sherman, Marcia Tiezzi and Linda Schuman. Elizabet!. Phipps, leader, talked of girls' project and placing they made at county achievement day. Mrs. Moorman, county home adviser, spoke to the group. Report Sales of Hereford Bulls Coe and Strom of Victoria and Fred K. Parkinson of Wataga have purchased registered horned Hereford bulls from James S. Riddell of Spafland, according to the American Hereford Association in Kansas City, Mo. Group Holds Picnic FAIRVIEW — A picnic dinner and swimming party were held this week at the Wee-Ma-Tuk Country Club by the Valley High School Girls Athletic Association. Mrs. Sar Rasmussen, chapter adviser, was among the guests. READ THE WANT ADS! MJtTIOMMM. mm mm INSPECTION • CORRECTION = PROTECTION Boys Farm Camp Fixed Ten youths from Western Illinois counties arc among enrollces in the Uth annual Illinois Boys Farm Forestry Camp Aug. 4-10 at the Southern Illinois District 4-H Camp on Lake West Frankfort in Franklin County. Sixty farm youths from 55 Illinois counties were selected to attend the camp. University of Illinois forester W. F. Bulklcy says the forestry camp gives farm boys a chance to learn more about forestry practices that fit into farm operations. The boys actually work in a woodland and study conservation of renewable resources. Plan Tour of Milk During their week-long stay at the camp, campers will tour a sawmill and a wood-using pilot plant to see how lumber is cut, measured and used for farm or industrial products. The farm youths will also learn how to identify trees; how to protect timber from grazing, fire, insects and disease; and how to manage native hardwood and pine forests. Since the forestry camp started in 1952, 524 boys from 99 Illinois counties have attended. Last year 56 boys from 40 counties and 29 instructors participated in the camp. Delegates are chosen by the county farm adviser and a camp committee. Following are boys selected from this area: Larry Gentle and Eddie L. Riley, Fulton County; Jeffrey Lynn Whisker, Henry; Craig Sanford and Robert E. Bailey, Knox; Tommy Tingley, McDonough; William B. McCoy and Greg Speck, Peoria; Gary Titterington, Rock Island, and George Sprout, Warren. Poultry Meet Set in Chicago An exhibit of the work of the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service will be among the 170 displays at the 47th American Poultry Congress anl Exposition July 25-26 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago. S. F. Ridlen and Hugh S. Johnson, University of Illinois poultry extension sepcialists, and Robert P. Bentz, extension poultry marketing economist, will represent the university at the conference. The general theme this year is "Background for a New Perspective," Ridlen reports. About 4,000 poultrymen and industry representatives will attend educational sessions and see the latest equipment in use throughout the-poultry industry. Full Garden Suggested For Homes Many homeowners may enjoy working in a fall garden, as well as having the added fresh vegetables it provides late in the season, says University of Illinois vegetable crops specialist J. S. Vandcmark. Some vegetables — turnips and Chinese cabbage — are adapted only to cool, fall weather. But such favorites as bibb lettuce, radishes, spinach, summer squash, 1 cucumbers and green beans often yield higher quality produce in fall gardens than in the spring, Vandcmark points out. They develop more slowly under fall conditions, producing tender vegetables with a high vitamin content, he adds. Many of the problems that spring gardeners face — low fertility, weeds, insects, diseases and moisture shortages —• also occur in the fall, says Vandcmark. But since the soil was worked in the spring, the gardener can now give it a boost by raking in about one pound of 10-10-10 or similar analysis fertilizer per 100 square feet. That's about enough to fill one small coffee can. Stays Wccd-Frec About 80 to 90 per cent of this year's weed crop has already germinated. So if weeds are killed when they are small, the fall garden usually stays weed-free the rest of the season, says Van­ dcmark. Moisture as well as insect and disease problems may need more attention in the fall garden than in the spring. To start the garden, water it well. Let the sprinkler run an hour to an hour and a half in one location, moving it at intervals over three to four days. Two or three sprinklings will pay handsome dividends, says Vandemark. Dusting or spraying for insects and diseases is essential, he advises. Both usually build up over the summer. And with the fall months come frequent evening dews, which are beneficial to garden diseases, Vandemark warns. Several good multipurpose sprays or dusts are available, or the gardener can safely use Sevin to control most garden insects and maneb or zineb for diseases. For detailed information on garden management, see your extension farm adviser for Circular 816, "Illinois Garder Guide," or write the Information Office, College of Agriculture, 112 Mumford Hall, Urbana, 111. New Windsor Horse Show Announced NEW WINDSOR — The New Windsor Fair, Rodeo and Horse Show Association has announced the program for the horse show Aug. 15 at 8 p.m., at the 24th annual event. Howard Pringle of Princevillc will be the judge during the evening. Classes are: I, Western pleasure pony, no stallions, under 50 inches, rider 12 and under; 2, women's open western pleasure, rider over 17; 3, Western pony pleasure, no stallions, under 56 inches, rider 16 and under; 4, Pony Roadster class 48 and under; 5, costume; 6, junior open western pleasure, 16; 7, men's western pleasure, rider over 17; R, clovcrleaf; 9, handy horse, six barrels, and 10, the flag race. At the meeting of the association Tuesday it was agreed to build a new roof over the bandstand; to have the two entrances to the grounds from the south and east, oiled. The fairgrounds will be sprayed before the fair opens Aug. 14. Call at Home In Toulon Area TOULON — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pascal of Clinton, Iowa, and Louis O'ostenryk of Morrison returned home Tuesday after being guests of Mrs. Alta Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall and children visited last week with her brother and srster-in-law, Mr. 'and Mrs. Hartford Talbert, and family of Pierce City, Mo. Donnie Zeigler, who had been a surgical patient at Gaiesburg Cottage Hospital, has returned home. Better Than Gold To Peru, guano is more precious than gold. A major industry of the country is the collection of droppings of sea birds from the rocky islands strung along its coast. Its guano islands and mainland walled nesting grounds are the world's largest bird sanctuaries of their kind. Avenue Picnic Set At New Windsor NEW WINDSOR — The annual picnic for all former and the present residents of Fourth and Fifth avenues in New Windsor, will be held Aug. 4, at the New Windsor Park at 12:30 p.m. Each family will provide its beverage. Moving Fish A strange fish ot Africa and Asia, the climbing perch, has special cavities over the gills which enable the fish to breathe air and these fish use their gill covers as crutches to hobble about. Roof Damaged SWAN CREEK - Lightning during a recent storm struck the Gospel Center parsonage damaging the roof, windows and electrical equipment. Damage was also noted at the homes of Howard Bradley and Francis Mecum. Farm Fire Toll Heavy In Tragedy, Money Loss Nearly 1 in 10 of the 8,700 farm residents killed in accidents in 1961 died in fires. Fire losses'have increased from an average of $74.1 million annually in 1940-1944 to $162 million a year in 1957-1961. In 1961 alone, fire cost the nation's farmers $163 million, despite decreases in I960 and 1961. More than half the farm fires happen in the home. The most frequent victims are two helpless groups, the very old and the very young, which need aid in case of fire. Every family, and especially farm families, should be fire conscious and learn to recognize fire hazards. Nearly every farm fire could be prevented, according to the National Safety Council. Periodic inspection will reveal most hazards, which should be promptly corrected. Lists Causes The Council lists these eight causes for most farm fires: Processing and Butchering BUTCHERING HOGS AND 6 PAYS EVERY WEEK. BEEF Our expert meal cutters assure you ot getting most cuts from your beet or hogs. Processed to your individual family needs and packed is the best plastic coated freezer paper. BUTCHERING CHARGE: BEEF $5, HOGS $2.50 We Use A Dehairing Machine to Give A Packinghouse Job WESTERN ZERO LOCKER "Customer Satisfaction Is Our Aim" • Defective chimneys. • Chimney sparks on combustible roofs. • Unsafe stove and furnace installations. • Inadequate lightning protection. • Improper use of electricity. • Spontaneous ignition. • Misuse of gasoline and kero. sene. • Carelessness with matches. Proper maintenance and safe work habits eliminate nearly all fire causes. Safeguards recommended by the Council include at least one pressure-type hand fire extinguisher in each home, chimney spark arresters and fire resistant roofs, approved lightning protection, and electrical wiring adequate to handle the heavy loads on modern farms. Cite Overheating Grain driers should be provided with thermostatic controls to prevent overheating in the heat transfer chamber, and the driers should be vented to direct gases and heat outdoors. Newly stored hay should be inspected daily for several weeks for overheating that could lead to spontaneous ignition. Electric lights in barns should be protected with glass guards to prevent hay and dust from coming in contact with them. Portable electric lights should have heavy- duty cords and protective guards. Field burning should be discouraged. If done, a fire break at least six feet wide should be plowed around the field. Every member of a farm family should know how to summon the local fire department without delay. Its telephone number should be posted prominently near the telephone. Adult members should cooperate in helping provide community fire protection. A pond within pumping distance of farm buildings provides a good emergency water supply. If a pond is impractical, build an emergency cistern of at least 3,000-gallon capacity. Stock tanks are another source of water. Buckets of sand can be used to smother small blazes before they get out of control. LIGHTNING RODS GEORGE E. OWENS 20 Circle Drive— Galesburg. lit 342-0408 HAY STACK COVERS J6'x20' 10 -O*. W. P. Duck SPECIAL $ 34.95 Any size made to order. WL£SBUR<3 CANVAS PRODUCTS \ 4-H'trs Say... keep Auto VACATION-READY ytar round V TMNtMnMN V tUtmCATfON V MfUMNCE V ffiNlfMN Give tho other drivor a break ... the LIFE ha saves may bo YOURS1 teen-agers belong to 4-H j\ Automotive Care & Safety I ] C\ubs sponsored by 1/ Firestone and the Extension ServfcQ 65,600,000 AUTOS ON U S HIGHWAYS 1 jQalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 PAGE 15 Beef Cattle Meeting Slated At Monmouth MONMOUTH — A beef cattle improvement meeting will be held Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building at Monmouth, Farm Adviser Stanley Sims announced. Terry Greathouse, UI College of Agriculture livestock specialist, will discuss "Performance Testing," and Kelly Bloom of NIBCO beef department "Beef Cattle Improvement Through AI." Barbecue beef will be served as refreshments. Sims said the College of Agriculture is cooperating Build New Bridge At Yates City YATES CITY — The contract for a new bridge to be put in south of the Harry Saunders home on the gravel road south of Yates City has been given to Sweborg of Galesburg. The material has been unloaded, and work will soon be started. This is Salem Township and at present it is a detour road south of the bridge due to the strip mine working between Yates City and Farmington. with NIBCO to bring to beef cow producers an educational program of improving the quality of calves produced. You Save Four Ways WHEN YOU FEED MoorMans Complete Pelleted Feeds FEED CONVERSION done. It takes less feed to get the job TRANSPORTATION - Your feed is made right at Alpha with local grains. No long distant hauling charges. PELLETS—-Tests have proven that you get better gains with less waste, when complete rations are pelleted. LABOR—No grinding, no mixing, no shelling, no hauling. Labor is a major factor in your operating expenses. Our plant is designed to do the job more economically than it can be done on the farm. AND—You can realize even greater savings by making volume purchases of bulk feeds. ASK—Your MoorMan representative for further details. He'll be glad to furnish you with a complete cost estimate on all or part of your Livestock feeding operation. REPRESENTATIVES IN THIS AREA FRITZ GIBB Roseville, lllinoi*-62R4 C. T. CAPPEl Rio, lllinpi«-634-37H ORLOW R. HAZEN Oneida, liiinoi«~4«3'3163 ROGER LaRUE Alexis, HHncis-Hubbard 3-3331 JIM REXROAT Galesburg, 111.-343*3939 DONALD GRIGGS __Oneidi, III.-4I3-3334 VOUH MUUHMAN MAM

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