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* Here's Hew To Raise MEAT-TYPE HOGS MEAT TYPE MEAT TYPE (Reprinted From Wallace's Farmer & Iowa Homestead, July 16, i9S5, issue) No need to keep producing those short, chuffy, overfat hogs Switching to meat type is neither difficult nor costly. Important point is this: Fat hogs have no corner on fast growth or efficient gains. Meat type hogs can do as well—sometimes better. So here's how to get into meat type hogs the practical way: "Start with the sows you have," advises L. E. Hanson, swine specialist at University of Minnesota. "Then use meat type boars from three different breeds in regular rotation. Doesn't matter which breeds as long as boars are good meat type," he adds. "Just fix clearly in your mind what meat type is. And be sure you know where to get meat type boars in each breed you choose," Hanson warns. W. L. Robinson of Ohio State University urges much the same approach. "For cross breeding, a three breed rotation cross has definite advantages over a two breed cross," he points out. "You bring only boars into your herd. That cuts down chance of bringing in disease." "Any cross breeding program owes its merit to . the pure breeding or inbreeding ahead of it. So don't hesitate to pay a good price for a tested sire. Or for one that seems certain to do the job you want," urges Robinson. Of course, hybrid boars can !^e used to introduce meat type. The rotation principle remains much the same. "Pure breeding can produce meat type hogs, too," says Robinson. But enough meot type lines within a pure breed may be harder to find. You may be looking for more than meat type when you buy a boar. Goal for the herd is (1) fast gain, (2) big litters, and (3) meat type. "So take a long, critical look at your sows before you buy a boar," advises E. L. Quaife, Iowa State College swine specialist. "Decide what your sows al- ready have. Then bring in a boar—or rotation of briars — to add the points you need." Just buying the right kind of boars won't give meat type hogs right away. But it puts you on the right track. Selecting gilts to keep for breeding stock is mighty important, too. Fast gain usually indicates efficient use of feed. And extra pigs per litter give you a better chance of making money. So keep picking gilts that come nearest to your meat type ideal from the big, fast-gaining litters. You can get one check on meat type by probing back fat of live hogs. One-tenth of an ich more back fat means about one percent less lean meat cuts. Now, what other pointers can you look for to help spot meat type? L. N. Hazel, swine specialist at Iowa State College, lists these: (1) Good but not extreme body length. (2) Only moderate depth of body. (3) Sloping, not flat, back. (4) Trim middle and jowl. (5> Firm ham. Boar pigs are generally a little longer and slimmer than littermate barrows at the same weight. So a boar that may be an ideal barrow type can be expected to produce barrows shorter and fatter than he is. This crossing and selection system for getting into meat type hogs is farm tested. You won't have to go far to find someone who has used it successfully. For example, M. A. Anderson of Franklin county, Iowa, says, "I started with Poland China sows that were too fat. I crossed them with a Yorkshire boar. And kept the best gilts from the cross. Then 1 kept picking boars that I thought would fit the herd. Now, my pigs are meat type." "You don't get all the way with one cross. Takes some keeping at it. But crossing and selection'do the job. And you get into meat type without a high cost," points out Anderson. Here's how to market MEAT-TYPE HOGS For PREMIUM PRICES Phone 107, Algona. We'll Come To Your Farm And Tell You Your Amount of Premium, For Delivery To Us On Friday . . . Why Be Satisfied With Le«s Than Premium Income From Your Pork? WESTERN BUYERS MEAT TYPE FRIDAY IS M-DAY PREMIUM PRICES SEE US FIRST PREMIUM PRICES FOR MEAT-TYPE HOGS AT BUYERS Serving Over 200 Processors |f Pork In The U. S. A. PHONE 107 - AIGONA aigonn Upper Beg jWoines; AtGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955 VOt. 92 - NO. 30 Progress On West Bend Grotto Is Commemorated In Summer Art-Handicraft Class A six weeks summer program of Arls & Handicraft came to a conclusion July 14 when Ihe youthful class members, aged 5 to 12, held a Hobo picnic at Call State Park. The class %vas part of the summer recreation 1 program, and was directed by Marilyn Lowmun. Included were glass painting, braiding and weaving, shellaking. sewing and wood working. Total enrollment was 37. [ < The above group picture was taken just before the class left for the final picnic. Pictured. front row left to right, are Michele Cassel. Trudy Bartholomew, Gail Bartholomew, Linda Martin, and Danny Bray: second row, Connie Cassel. Mary Bray, Peggy Schutter. Ann Bohannon, Kathy Bi-stenlehner. Third row, Betty Bray, Patty Bray. Maradoe Lenz. Nancy Lowman (assistant). Barbara Teeter and Tom Teeter. Marilyn Lowman is pictured at the rear of the group. (Algona Upper Dfs Moines flashfoto) Kossuth Fifth High In Farm Income, 1954 Kossuth county was listed as having the fifth" highest gross cash income from farming in 1954. from all the 99 counties in Iowa, in a report of a survey of buying power issued by the magazine "Sales Management", May 10. According to the estimates. I Knssuth county's gnj.-:s cash farm income for 1954 was S42,512.000. Counties ranking ahead of Kossuth in order from the top were Ppttawattamie (52 million). Sioux. Plymouth, and Clinton, which barely nosed out Koxsuth. The magazine gave Iowa the runnerup spot among the states for total money realized by farming. California ranked first. TCJY TRAIN A discarded toy train has led to an international friendship between EI Shell Rock boy and an 11 year old Greek boy. The unusual long distance friendship started when, the Greek youngster was given a package containing' the train, which Dale Card of Shell Rock had turned in to a school collection for distribution abroad. The famous Homestake mine is located at Lead City, S. D., and! produces gold. ' I 40 YEARS At Crystal Lake. Paul Kirk- patnck has observed his 40th year in business. A barber, he opened his shop there in 1915. Engine Wear Reduced 4O% with Trop-Artic Motor Oil (THE DIFFERENCE IN WEIGHT IS A DIFFERENCE IN WEAR!) In on engine test equal to 2500 miles of driving, piston rings lubricated with ordinary oil lost weight, showing extensive wear. In an identical test piston rings lubricated with Phillips 66 Trop-Artic Oil showed scarcely any wear at all (SSm ITS PERFORMANCE TllVT COUNTS! The difference in piston ring wear illustrated above proves an important point about the performance of motor oils: Most engine wear occurs when you first start your car or under stop-and-go driving conditions with an engine that hasn't warmed up. It takes a very special kind of oil to flow quickly and protect your motor when you start, and then to protect moving parts from sludge and varnish after the engine heats up. TROP- ARTIC All-Weather Motor Oil gives you this double protection. Compared to older types of oils, it can even double engine life. In a motor oil it's performance that counts. And TROP-ARTIC gives super performance! You'll get easier starting . . . save gasoline . . . and you can save 15$g'to 45% on oil consumption. Get TROP-ART1C from your Phillips 66 Dealer. PHILLIPS PITROHUM COMPANY Special Service Held Honoring Fr, Dobberstein A special 9 a.m. high mass last Sunday, at St. Peter and Paul's church in Wr-st Bond, opened ,1 day of commemoration on the first anniversary of the death of Rev. P. M. Dobberstein, founder of (he world famous Grotto of the Redemption. Rev. Louis Greying, who is parish priest and who is carrying on the work of Rev. Dobber- Ktt'in. was host durinjj spi^ial tours of the Grotto from fi to 0 p.m. Sunday. Detailed explanations of the progress of work durinjj the past year were given by Rev. Greving. and there were recordings over a public address system from the several grottos, some of whii-h were in the voice of the late Father Dobberstein. The famous Grotto of the Redemption is not complete yet, but under the supervision of Father Greving the construction continues. Since the death of Father Dobberstein. Matt Szer- ensce nnd his helpers have finished the 13th Station of the Cross. This is a 40 feet "mountain" with a 14 foot redwood cross on top. Beneath the cross will be placed a white Cararra marble statue of Mary holding in her lap the dead body of Jesus. This statue will arrive sometime in August. At night this station will be lighted by a spotlight. Father Greving has installed a comprehensive public address system in the Grotto. Over this a detailed explanation of the Grotto is given every hour on the hour. This fine system was engineered and constructed by Arthur Stattleman of Ames, a former West Bend man who is now an assistant technical engineer at Iowa State college. Father Greving gives this explanation on a tape recorder, which is remotely controlled by switches in the various grottos. Of particular interest, one will hear a recording of the late Father Dobberstein's voice as he gives an explanation of the Grotto of the Ten Commandments. Father Greving says that he has just received 15 tons of mica and white quarts from the Black Hills. This material is being used in the construction of the Grotto of Nazareth, which will show the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Sell Near Million In Bonds, 6 Mos. Purchases of United States savings bonds in Kossuth County amounted to $934,540 during the first six months of 1955. This figure is 52 percent of the entire yearly goal—exactly the national average, according to Herman Studer, county chairman. The six-month total for the state was $100,659,536, 62 percent of the 1955 quota, the highest volume of sales in Iowa since World War II. Six-month sales of bonds, and percent of quota attained by adjacent counties are: Emmet, $581,335, 54 percent; Hancock, $(i6l;757, fi3 percent; Humbold $719,184, 73 percent; Palo Alto, $713,613, 6ti percent; and Winnebago, $572,113, 56 percent. Tennis Meet To Begin Soon Boys and girls interested in entering the Algona playground and recreation department tennis tournament have only four more days to sign up at the swimming pool before the August 1 deadline. Separate tournaments, one for boys, the other for girls will beheld as soon as pairings are made, and trophies will be awarded to the rhampion.s in each tourney. Anyone interested should sign up now. Practice racquets and tennis balls may be checked out at the pool office anytime before the tournament. Fill Up With Trop-Artic At KEN & LEO'S PHILLIPS "66" Geo, Peirce Now Army Corporal 1ST. DIV., GERMANY—George A. Peirce, 22, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth T. Peirce, 914 N. Minnesota St.. Algona, recently was promoted to corporal while serving with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany. The "Big Red 1" division, in Europe since the Allied invasion of the continent in World War II. is now engaged in intensive training including realistic field problems and maneuvers. Corporal Peirce, a clerk in Headquarters Battery, entered the Array in September 1953 ana completed basic training at Camp Chalfee, Ark.