Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 29, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, July 29, 1974
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Bean Walkers Beat the Heat in Morning Tim** Harold, Carroll, la, Monday, July 29, 1974 Temporary jobs and new businesses are phenomenal at this time of year especially for three weeks in July. "I really don't know how we got into the business, I guess the beans are just weedy," Mrs. Helen Kock of Breda said. Mrs. Kock is one of many women contracting farmers to walk their soybean acres to rid them of buttonweeds, corn, milkweed, smart weed, sunflowers and cockleburs. She and her daughter, Mrs. Ron Weber of Westside have revived this temporary business for the past four years. Their crew of nine to 14 youngsters, typical of other bean walkers, beat the heat by starting at 6 a.m. and finishing for the day at noon. "No secrets (to keeping cool). We go home when it gets too hot. We go home and sit by the air conditioner in the afternoon," Mrs. Kock said. Her crew of ten- to 14-year-olds vary each day, but they all agree their favorite cooling off activity is found at the swimming pool — if someone is willing to transport them. All carry a jug of water to the acre they plan to weed that morning and at the end of the row stop for a drink. But some of the quarter mile rows are awfully long, the walkers said. Ray Asks for Extension of Tax Relief Date DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Gov. Robert Ray said Saturday he has asked Revenue Director Donald Briggs to grant a 90-day, extension to elderly and disabled lowans who qualify for special property tax relief. Ray, in a letter to Briggs, noted that original estimates showed the new law would channel some $17 million in property tax breaks to low income elderly'and disabled homeowners and renters. But applications to date account for only $13 million. The deadline for application for the tax benefits was set by law for July 31. However, there is a provision to allow the revenue director to grant an extension of up to three months. Ray, who proposed the property tax relief for the elderly in his 1973 legislative program, said "It is a law which recognizes that our low-income elderly people, many of whom have spent a lifetime in reaching the point where they could live in dignity in their later years, are among those who feel the burdens of property taxes most acutely." The dairy industry employs 179,000 workers with a payroll of more than $1.5 billion. This crew works the field taking several rows with one or two individuals in each row. The older walkers follow up to catch any stray weeds. "I don't know what kind of system you'd call it!" Mrs. Kock said. The Kock and Weber crew covers the same six farms each year. Sometimes they pick up a few extra fields as farmers learn their crew is available. "This year a lot of farmers didn't know if they wanted beans walked because it is too dry," Mrs. Kock said. Thursday was the only day they got wet. "Not even any dew this year,*" Mrs. Weber said. "The pasture is so dry we're going to have our next marbles tournament here," Russell Rickers said. The Rickers farm was weeded by this crew last week. Mrs. Weber has a young family of her own but finds time to walk beans and transport the other workers. "My husband babysits, he works night. I go to bed by 10, otherwise 5 o'clock is awfully early, "she said. What sort of things do teenagers bring for an 11:30 lunch while working in the fields all morning? "Fruit, sandwiches, candy bars and pop," Mrs. Weber said. Mrs. Weber prefers a special fudge brownie for bean walking energy. "It packs well,"she said. Fudge Nut Bar Cream 1 cup of butter, 2 cups brown sugar. Stir in 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal. Add 2 l /z cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 2 eggs. Pour Va of mixture in 9 by 12 inch pan. Reserve the rest of the mixture. Melt two cups chocolate chips; 2 tbs. butter, 1 can sweetened condensed milk and l /2 tsp. salt. Add 1 cup nuts and 2 tsp. vanilla. Pour over mixture in pan. Put remaining reserved mixture 1 over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Baked Soybeans Where do all those soybeans go? This is .Mrs. Clarence Lappe's, Vail, recipe for baked beans, popular at potluck suppers. Wash and soak 2 cups cleaned soybeans overnight. Drain. Add l /2 tsp. soda to water and cover. Boil 5 to 10 minutes. Drain. Wash. Put in pressure pan with enough water to cover beans. Cook 45 minutes at 10 pounds pressure. Cool. Don't drain. Add 1 bottle (standard size) catsup, 1 tbs. prepared mustard, »/4 cup onion, one-third cup black, strap molasses, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. salt, Vz pound bacon and l /4 tsp. pepper. Cook 4 to 5 hours at 300 degrees. At three hours the beans may appear to have failed. In 1973, Iowa produced 21.3 per cent of U.S. corn and 17.1 per cent of U.S. soybeans. Counter Talk By Susie Smith fUNNY BUSINESS Three members of the Koch and Weber bean walking crew weed buttonweed from the Russell Rickers farm near Westside. They are (left) Jeff Peterson, Randy Fineran and Renne Peterson. No rain? Try cooling off with these two chilly recipes. This beet salad won't make a dent in the food budget, you can use canned beets with a little aromatic bitters. Sunset Salad Yield: 6Servings 2 cups tomato juice 1 bay leaf l /2 teaspoon salt 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 1 tablespoon cold water 1 teaspoon La Choy Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice l /2 cup chopped La Choy Water Chestnuts Vz cup thinly sliced celery '/4 cup chopped green pepper Combine tomato juice, bay leaf, salt, and onion. Boil five minutes. Soften gelatin in cold water for five minutes. Strain tomato juice mixture and pour over gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add soy sauce and lemon juice. Chill until partially set. Fold in water chestnuts, celery, and green pepper. Turn the mixture into a one-quart mold and chill until firm. Unmold on crisp salad greens. Jellied Beet Salad 1-pound can diced beets 1 envelope plus IVfe teaspoons unflavored gelatin 2 chicken bouillon cubes '/4 cup distilled white vinegar '/4 cup minced onion 1 tablespoon aromatic bitters Salad greens Small onion rings Horseradish Dressing, see below Drain beets and reserve. Add enough cold water to the beet juice to make 1% cups; pour into a medium saucepan; sprinkle with the gelatin and allow to soften — about 5 minutes; add the bouillon cubes; stir over low heat until gelatin and cubes are dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cold water, the vinegar, onion and bitters; chill until slightly thickened, stirring several times. Fold in beets. Turn into a 5-cup mold or nine Vfe cup molds or custard cups. Chill until firm. Unmold by dipping into lukewarm water and surround with salad greens; if desired garnish with small onion rings. Serve with Horseradish Dressing. Makes 8 or 9 servings. Horseradish Dressing: Stir together l /z pint commercial sour cream, 2 tablespoons, undrained white or red bottled horseradish and salt to taste. When the American Revolution of 1776 caused a shortage of cotton rags to make paper, the proprietors of a cotton fiber paper mill in North Carolina appealed to the people to turn in their old rags. They particularly encouraged young ladies to send in their worn-out cotton handkerchiefs, telling them that they would be returned to them again in the form of love .letters from their sweethearts. The high cost of copper has Treasury Department officials thinking aluminum. By Roger fiof/en Unidentified Man Drowned DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP)Davenport police said they would send the fingerprints of a man who drowned here Saturday to the FBI. Authorities said Sunday they have exhausted all local means of identifying the man who drowned when he tried to swim to shore from a storm pipe that extends 100 yards into the Mississippi River. Police said the man carried no positive identification and had been known by at least three different names in the area. If Iowa's 1972 corn crop had been loaded on a single train, the railroad cars would stretch 2Vz times the distance from New York to San Francisco. Business Briefs Tom Booth, former sales director for Tppeka Inn Management's Sales Office in Tampa, Fla., has been named director of sales for the . 260-room Des Moines Downtwon Holiday Inn. Booth, a native of Carroll, is a graduate of the University of South Dakota. He started with T.I.M. in January, 1973, as a trainee in Des Moines. Prior to that, he was assocaited with a motel business owned by his family and a local travel agency in Carroll. Booth is married to the former Gail Olson of Madison, S.D. and is the father of two sons. -0- Carl Stukenholz and Gary Bluhm of the Perry Production Credit Association in Carroll are attending the two-day conference of directors and officers of Production Credit Associations from throughout eastern and central Iowa at Lake Okoboji. Hwy. 30 & Vine St 'Carroll. Iowa NOTICE Close Gibson Tuesday Inventory American agriculture employs more than 14 million workers, with 4.4 million employed in farming itself. Singer Inflation Fighters Sale! WE'RE CUTTING PRICES. STYLIST* STRETCH-STITCH sewing machine SAVE 30.95 $ 149 Carrying case or cabinet extra Reg. 179.95 • Exclusive Singer* fronl drop-in bobbin • Self-threading take-up lever • Built-in stretch .straight, zig-zag and blind-hem stitches • Twin-needle stitching ..-- FASHIQNMATE ZIG-ZAG sewing machine Model 252 , Carrying case or cabinet extra • Exclusive Sjnger front drop-in bobbin • 3 needle positions This ad ran in the NEW YORK TIMES. 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