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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 6, 1963
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Expect Nearly 1 9 000 Visitors at W.Illinois Farm Management Tour Nearly 1,000 visitors are expected for the Western Illinois farm management tour of two Knox County farms on Sept. 5. University of Illinois farm man* agement specialist D. F. Wilken has announced that the Reed Gibbs and Bill Curry farm and the Keith and Jerry King farm near Victoria have been selected for the 1963 tour. Visitors will tour the Gibbs* Curry farm six miles southwest of Victoria from 9:30 through 11 a.m. During the last 10 years these men have expanded their farm from 560 to 1,520 acres. About 687 acres are tillable, and the rest is permanent and spoil- bank pastures left after strip- mining operations. With two hired men they handle 165 beef cows and 450 litters of hogs. Show Return of $139 Beef cows calve on pasture in April and May. From June to August, cows, and calves graze on alfalfa spoil-bank pastures. They receive no grain—only antibiotic, salt, soybean meal and mineral Colchester Class of 1928 Has Reunion PRAIRIE CITY - Seventeen members and families were present at the first reunion of the graduating class of 1928 of Colchester High School at Argyle State Park Aug. 4. Of the 39 who were graduated in the 1928 class, only three are deceased. It was voted to have another reunion the first Sunday in August in 1964. Kenneth Leghtle Sr. was appointed general chairman and Margaret Steiner, secretary. Present were Clara Jane Horton, Quincy; Nellie I. Matthews and Ed and Grace Black, Tennessee; Wilma Daugherty Gloyd, Cecil and Jessie Wayland and Sylvia and Gene Swanson, Keith and Leona McClure, Kenneth and Betty Leghtle and Junior, Russel and Nina Dark and girls, Floyd and Thelma McCullough and Fred and Margaret (Welch) Steiner and Joyce, of Colchester; Loren and Kathryne (Jarvis) Lohr, Sikeston, Mo.; Raymond and Mary Stewart, Alton; Ralph and Dorothy Fox, Shabbona; R. K. and Mary Ida Conn, Macomb; Harry E. and Lucille (White) Weston, Lombard; Lee and Lucille (Hocker) Turner, Knoxville, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McFadden, Prairie City. Kenneth Leghtle arranged this year's reunion and picnic. mixture. The cows are never kept in sheds, and they get feed during the winter from round bales piled in the field. Records show a return of $139 for each $100 feed fed for the past three years. The Gibbs-Curry hog system also is unique. They turn their Prairie City Meetings Are Announced PRAIRIE CITY-Household science Club will hold a picnic at the East Park Aug. 14. The dinner will be at 12:30 p .m. and the beverage will be furnished by executive committee. Mrs. Madeline Childers will be the recreation leader. Golden Gate Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will meet Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Members having birthdays in the months of July, August and September will be honored. Friendly Sunday School Class will meet at the church Aug. 15 for sewing and quilting. A covered dish dinner will be served. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hornbaker and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Suter took the Mississippi River drive Sunday and visited Nauvoo. Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Dunavin and family went to Tiskilwa Sunday to visit with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Everitt Strode and son have arrived from Washington to visit relatives for two weeks. Mrs. Strode is the former Susanna Kreider. , Events Celebrated Mrs. Alan Curtis invited guests Sunday to celebrate the events of the month of August which were: her and her husband's eighth wedding anniversary Aug. 7; Curtis's birthday Aug. 12 and Aug. 4 the 6-month ownership of their grocery store, formerly Meads grocery. Present were Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Mings and Mr. and Mrs. George Lockwood and fam- iiy. Mrs. Doris Long was hostess to her bridge club Friday. Additional guests were Mrs. Kate Lockwood, Mrs. Anne Osborn and Miss Fledith McKinzey. Prizes went to Mrs. Ruth Curtis, Mrs. Osborn and Mrs. Lockwood. Mrs. Lona Smith, Davenport and Mrs. Chella Murphey, Burlington, called on their- cousin, Mrs. Guy Yeast, Saturday. They also called on Miss Lucia Turpin. Mrs. Opal Rose left during the weekend for Lane, S.D. to visit her parents. bred gilts out in timber pasture to farrow in June and July. A running creek provides water, and trees furnish shade. At five to seven weeks, pigs are weaned, castrated, vaccinated and moved to feeding floors. Gibbs and Curry use lagoons to dispose of manure, and mechanical feeding equipment to reduce chore labor. They also produce about 180 litters in December, January and February. Following a pork chop barbecue at the Curry farm, the tour moves to the Keith and Jerry King farm, three miles west of Victoria at 2 p.m. Expand Operations The Kings are expanding their 200 -acre hop operation to 240 litters a year. They haVe just built an all-metal building with 36 pens and controlled environment. They averaged 7.9 pigs per litter in 1962 with' a feed cost of $8.73 per hundred pounds of grain. They had a $193 return for each $100 feed fed. The purpose of this year's tour is to show how a farmer can be successful whether his farm is large or small, Wilken points out. All interested farmers are invited to attend. Farm advisers, farm management fieldmen and University of Illinois extension specialists will be present to answer questions and point out the major tour features. The tour is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service and the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service. Lunch reservations can be made with the county farm adviser or with D. F. Wilken, 450 Mumford Hall, Urbana. Qalesburg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 She 9 s Swedish Dish ULLA JACOBSSON Prices of Feeder Cattle May Be Lower By L. C. SIMERL (Agricultural Economist) There are a couple of good reasons for expecting prices of feeder cattle to be lower this fall than in 1962: (1) The supply will be larger, and (2) the demand may be weaker. There should be a record number of both yearlings and calves this fall. This possibility is indicated by a study of the USDA figures for cattle on farms and ranches and on feed. More yearlings. As of last Jan. 1, the number of steers and heifers (over 1-year old) and calves was estimated at 43.2 million head. This was an increase of 1 ,758 ,000 from the year before. Around one million of this increase have appeared in feedlots, leaving some 750,000 head of yearlings yet to be put into feedlots. This additional number NEED CALL WHITE'S 3424)185 points to an increase of 7 to 8 per cent in the number of yearlings on hand, but not in feedlots. More calves, too. In July the USDA estimated the 1963 calf crop at 41.8 million head. Although this number is only 2 per cent more than in 1962, the percentage increase for beef calves is more than 2 per cent. The number of beef cows on hand Jan. 1 was up 6 per cent from a year earlier, while the number of dairy cows was down 2 per cent. Slaughter Less Calves Then, too, fewer calves have been slaughtered this year than in 1962. Slaughter for the first five months totaled 2,815,000 head, down 8 per cent from a year earlier. It seems likely that slaughter may be down at least 7 per cent for all of this year. If so, we should have around 24.6 million calves on hand January 1, some 6 per cent more than at the beginning of this year. Imports of cattle. These figures do not include possible changes in supplies of stockers and feeders brought in from Canada and ROME (AP)—Ulla Jacobsson is a girl who gets around. She has made movies in her native Sweden and in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United States. Next on her list: South Africa, where she plays the only girl among 130 Britons and 4,000 Zulus in the movie "Zulu" being shot there. Interviewed in Rome on h e r way to South Africa, she said: "My role is that of a missionary's daughter." The movie is about a group of Britons who stand off on an attack by Zulus in 1879 though out-numbered 30 to 1. Her gray-blue eyes twinkled at the thought of travel. "I like to see new places," she added. "I've never been south of Tangiers." But the 27-year-old blonde has been lots of other places. And she has collected lots of FFA 4-H 6th Annual Jaycee Show and Auction Sole Place: Knox County Fairgrounds 7:30 P.M. August 7, 1963 FFA 4-H Mexico. The number brought in last year was 1,272,000. From January to May of this year, the number was 462,000, or 7 per cent less than in the first five months last year. Weaker demand. The demand for replacement cattle was unusually strong last fall because cattle feeders had had an unusually profitable year. Furthermore, the market for fed cattle rose strongly from June to November, the principal cattle-buying season. The present situation has a different background. Prices for fed cattle dropped sharply from last November to May. Many farmers lost heavily, especially on cattle sold during the second quarter. Most of them will be back for more cattle this fall, but they will be more cautious buyers than they were a year ago. New Windsor Rodeo Officials Attend Session NEW WINDSOR — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hickok, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Spivey attended a conference meeting between rodeo officials and newspaper editors to promote rodeo performances at the Perry Luster home in Chicago Aug. 1. Mrs. Wayne Hickok was a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kaskis in Chicago Saturday and later met her husband and they attended the rodeo at the Kankakee County Fair. READ THE WANT ADS! | pie." impressions. In Italy, sightseeing around the Spanish steps, she also collected many admiring glances. She said she was too busy looking at Rome to notice that anyone was looking at her. "The last time I was in Rome I was making a movie," she said "We worked night and day to finish it in a week. Then I left This is really my first opportunity to see the city. It's wonderful!' What did she like best about each country she has worked in Sweden—"It's my homeland, and I love it. I can also act there in my own language." Germany—"The people are appreciative. They never forget a good job. It's rewarding to work there." France—"It ha* Paris and the Riviera. What more can you ask?" Italy—"It has a wonderful atmosphere, a tradition of art, in its past and in its present movie production." Spain—"Spanish history is fascinating, and the country is full of historic spots." The United States — "The peo- CLEARANCE SALE MEN'S BANLON SHIRTS (tegular to 88 $8.95 «f <s/iem<t(meld Farm Product Exports Show Record High .WASHINGTON (UPD-The Ag- fi'culture Department said today domestic demand for farm products during the first half of 1963 was above a year earner. Export shipments continued record-high. In a review of the demand and price situation, the department noted that U.S. population has increased around Vh per cent from a year earlier, and that disposable income has risen nearly 5 per cent. The situation appears to be one of more people needing things and having the money to pay for them. The department said that for the year, per capita food consumption likely will be little changed from 1962 consumption. Declines for eggs, fruit, and fish consumption are expected to offset increases in per capita consumption of poultry, meat, dry beans, and nuts. Red meat consumption per capita in 1963 is expected to be around two pounds more than the 164 pounds consumed in 1962, the department said. Among non-food products, cigarette use per capita decreased slightly in 1962 from 1961. Plan Housing Development In Henry County CAMBRIDGE — Announcement was made Friday of a new housing development south of Osco. It will be known as Vinstrand Vista. Calvin and Leonard Vinstrand, who have been in the garage and well-drilling business in Osco for 17 years, have purchased 40 acres of land from DeWayne Fransene and plan to divide the land into 85 lots. The new development will have a modern water system, sewage disposal plant and a large park with picnic facilities. Elmer DeBlick, owner of the Osco Feed Service, bought the remaining 24 acres west of Osco for a bulk fertilizer plant which will be built later this year. The Fransenes plan to move to Mesa, Ariz. The department has estimated total red meat production in the first half of 1963 at 14.5 billion pounds, up 4.5 per cent from the 13.9 billion in the first half of 1962. In types of meat produced, there was about 6.5 per cent more beef, 4 per cent more pork, 12 per cent less veal, and 9 per cent less lamb and mutton than a year earlier. The United States sold to foreign countries in 1962 livestock, meat, and meat products worth $319 million. During the same year, it bought from overseas a record $846 million worth of livestock, meat and meat products. The United States was the second largest importer of red meats during 1962, exceeded only by the United Kingdom. The red meat imports, amounting to $456 million, accounted for 54 per cent of the total import value. READ THE WANT ADS! Birthday Is Observed at Prairie City PRAIRIE CITY - A surprise birthday party was held for Will Weilbaker Sunday at the home of his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Weilbaker. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford, Canton; Mrs. Hazel Hallbick and Mrs. Gertie Gordon, Avon; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fitch, Dean Van Velsor, Wilbur Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carley, Tom and Gail Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Pennell, and Mrs. Stella Cray. The birthday cake was baked by the honoree's granddaughter, Anita Weilbaker. Weilbaker received gifts from those present. The Depend On Us Sunday School class met at the East Park Sunday for a family picnic supper. The Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will hold a family night Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. A potluck supper will be served. Mrs. W. L. Pollitt will show pictures taken during the daily vacation Bible school, and Roger Carr will show pictures of several church affairs that have been held during the past year. Covenant Church Announce? Plans for Kindergarten Covenant Church, located at Jefferson and Dayton streets, iif nounce the opening of a kindergarten with classes to begin WainesijtS Sept. 4 ftt 9 a. m. Exceptional facilities and equipment for WnwJ garten classes are available in the educational wing of the chttfe% -—• ••• - - — which was completed in Decern* ber 1961. Purpose of the school is to ai* ford children of the community an opportunity for a preschOM education of the highest standi ards. Close cooperation is plannJSl with School District 205. There will be daily instruction in the teachings of Christ and how He leads in the everyday life of the preschool child. Ho \V* ever, instructions will be non -de» nominational. Mrs. Marc Peterson will be the kindergarten teacher. Set Class Hours To be eligible, the child must be 5 on or before Dec. 1. Classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. A nominal tuition fee has been set. The school will be under the direction of the Board of Christian Education of the church and Rev. G. Harold Ahlberg, pastor. Members of the board are Marc Peterson, chairman Ted Trulock, Mrs. Louis Nyman, Mrs. Delbert Jordan, Mrs. Eric Linder, Mrs. Melvin Rewald and Miss Hattie Saaijenga. Four of these members are teachers in School District 205. Registrations will be accepted at the church office from 9 to 12 a.m. through Aug. 20. Open Bids on Peoria County's CD Building Apparent low bid for the Peoria County Civil Defense Administration and Operations Building was $39,240, submitted by Russell Manning & Co. of Peoria. Four other firms also submitted bids at Monday's meeting of the Peoria County Board's Public Health and Civil Defense committee. They were: George H. Rump Construction Co., $39,995; G. B. Kirchgessner & Sons, $40,389; Philipp Hoerr Construction Co., $44,823 and William Hohstadt & Sons, $44,940. The building will be located on Kramm Road in Rosefield Township. SET POULSON REUNION Descendants of C. S. Poulson will hold their annual family reunion Aug. 18 in the shelter house at the Monmouth park. A basket dinner will be served at 12 o'clock noon. Mrs. Loran White is president and Mrs. Larry Ginther, secretary. READ THE WANT ADS! PARIS (AP) — Business in the large Paris department stores increased 14 per cent during 1962, reports the National Institute of Statistics. In 1961 the increase was 11 per cent. Covenant Church Dayton and Jefferson ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF KINDERGARTEN Wednesday, Sept. 4 9 A.M. Registrations now being accepted at church office 9-12 a.m. For information see article in today's Register-Mail, or call Mrs. Marc Peterson, 342-2902 Mrs. Melvin Rewald, 343-6609 NOW Buy a Full Size New 1963 Chevrolet at a Used Cor Price FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY THIS LOW PRICE INCLUDES • 140 H.P. Turbo Thrift 6 cyl. Engine with 7 Main Bearings. • Syncro-mesh 3 Speed Transmission • 2 Arm Rests • Deluxe Steering Wheel • R.H, Sun Visor • Cigarette Lighter • Air Washed Rocker Panels • Air Flo Heater • Bail Race Steering Gear • 7:00x14 Tires • Full Coil Suspension • Delcotron Generator • Unisteel Fisher Body • Safety Type Door Latches • Magic Mirror Finish • Single Key Locking System Your present car IS worth much more NOW than it will be in 30 days* Hurry to WEAVER-YEMM CHEVROLET for Immediate Delivery 1963 CHEVROLET, WEAVER-YEMM CHEVROLET 247 E. Simmons St. — Galesburg, III,

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