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> Conservation Shows Increase In State, County Some 3,400 Illinois farmers and landowners joined the program of local Soil and Water Conservation Districts during the past year, and Knox County showed added strength also. Lester Binnie, state conservationist for the U. S. Soil Conservation Service in Howard Herd Tops Output In August William Howard's Holstein herd topped the Knox County Dairy Herd Improvement Association production for August with a daily average of 43.3 pounds of milk and 1.46 pounds of butterfat per cow. A close second to the Howard herd was Robert Humphrey's Hoi* steins with 42.4 pounds of milk and 1.46 pounds of fat per cow. Kingsdale Farm's herd of !<lilk- ing Shorthorns owned by Keith and Jerry King ranked next in production with '38.3 pounds of milk and 1.31 pounds of butterfat per cow daily. Ray Johnston, veteran dairyman from Altona, ranked fourth with his Holstein herd, having 34.6 pounds of milk and 1.22 pounds of fat per cow. A newcomer to Dairy Herd Improvement testing ranked fifth. Claude Jones and Sons and Midland Coal Co. complete the top five listing, with a production of 36.5 pounds of milk and 1.21 pounds of butterfat per cow. Plowmen Gird Selves for Matches Plowmen, champions of their respective states, will converge on Vandalia Sept. 20 and 21 for the National Plowing Matches. Leroy L. Losey of Springport, Mich., will defend his 1962 level land championship, and Glenn Stieger of Rochester, Minn., will be out to retain his crown as champion contour plower. Both will compete in world plowing matches in Canada this year. The two Illinois contestants, one for each division, will not be known until Sept. 19, the day before the national matches begin. But the state finals will be held at the same site as the national event—eight miles north of Vandalia on U.S. 51. Thursday Robert M. Schneider, Illinois agriculture director, will present awards to the state winners for Gov. Otto Kerner. "Mrs. America," Marilyn Mitchell of San Diego, Calif., will be a special guest Thursday. Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier will speak Friday. Coming with him will be William Scott, state treasurer; Ray Page, superintendent of public instruction; Mrs. Earle Benjamin Searcy, clerk of the Supreme Court, and John L. Lewis, speaker of the House of Representatives. Special speaker Saturday will be Orville Freeman, secretary of agriculture. With him will be Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.) and Rep. George Shipley (D-Ill.). The level land contest will begin Friday at 10:30 a.m. and the contour matches will begin at the same time Saturday. Swine Group to Hear Greathouse Terry Greathouse, .University of Illinois extension livestock specialist, will present a program on swine nutrition for the Knox County Swine Improvement Association, Wednesday evening, at the Farm Bureau auditorium in Galesburg. A meal will be served at 6:45 p.m., with reservations due in the farm adviser's office Monday. Champaign said nearly 16,000 applied one or more soil conserving practices during the year. Over 1 million acres were mapped during the year, Binnie said, 2,700 farmers developed conservation plans and over 255,000 acres of conservation cropping systems were established. Almost 50,000 acres were contoured, 104,000 acres of cover crops were used and 4,450 acres of strip cropping were established. Binnie reported that 248 farms instituted recreation enterprises for income, which has become a new responsibility for the SCS. The service helped convert some 10,000 acres from crops and other uses to recreation. In other work, terraces totaled 1.6 million feet, 300,000 feet were parallel, minimum tillage was practiced on 18,500 acres of crop land, 1,200 farm ponds were noted, 3,000 acres are in grass waterways and 886 dams or other structures are built for gully control. Drainage work amounts to 2.1 million feet of shallow field ditches, 1.8 million feet of open outlet ditches and 4.5 million feet of tile. Some 3,000 acres were planted to trees, 8,000 acres were improved for wildlife food and cover, and 3,500 acres of natural wildlife land was preserved. Binnie said the progress on the small watershed program under public Law 566 is gaining acceptance in Illinois. Seven new applications were approved by Gov. Otto Kerner during the past year, which bring the total to 34 the number approved since the law was enacted in 1954. Len Gulson, work unit conservationist assigned to Knox County, has released figures of local accomplishments the past year. They include: soil conservation farm plans, 19; terraces and diversions, 43,000 feet; grade and stabilization structures or dams, 10; grass waterways, 37 acres; tile drains, 136,000 feet; tree planting, 44 acres, and farm ponds, 16. 1 Occupy Tenant Home in Gerlaw Area Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Esters and family have moved into the Lyle Nelson tenant house east of Monmouth. Esters works at the BLS uptown store. • Mi*, and Mrs. Clyde Darrah of Fall Creek entertained recently for their daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Darrah's birthday and; for Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beatty's anniversary. Attending from Gerlaw were Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Terpening and Sandra. Mi', and Mrs. Richard Edwards and family were recent visitors at Maquoketa, Iowa. Mark and Robert McCrery of Cambridge spent Monday with their grandparents, the Neil McCrery s. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winbigler entertained their pitch club Monday. Three tables were made up, with prizes going to Elizabeth Ter pening, Verna Larson, Rolland Niles and Vernon Larson. Recent visitors of the Richard Edwards were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Naslund of Altona. 75 Acres Sold In Maquon Area MAQUON - A. K. Mitchell, a farmer, was the successful bidder Tuesday when the 75 acres at the north edge of Haw Creek Township was sold to settle the estate of the late Mrs. Louisa Selby. The land brought $610 an acre. DeFOREST PRIDE 40% CUSTOM HOG PELLETS ...$111.00 Uss 10% Discount $11.10 You Pay Only....*99 M Deforest Feed & Seed Co. ' ; f!l "f!: .*i#: ! J;:l:|J CHAMP FROM AVON—T. A. Bradley (second from left), Angus\ cattle producer in the Avon locality, showed this Angus as the grand champion female at the recent Indiana State Fair. From left are Jack Frost, judge from Purdue University; Bradley; Connie Schafer of Huntington ,Ind., Miss Indiana Angus and Marion Lawson, Bradley herdsman. ABINGDON Williamsfield FFA Receives $100 Prize WILLIAMSFIELD - Williamsfield High School Chapter of Future Farmers of America recently received a $100 cash award from the Illinois FFA Association in recognition of the chapter winning first place in the state FFA safety contest. In other chapter news, James Gulinger, school vocational-agriculture instructor and chapter adviser, announced that his members will sponsor a pest control campaign Sept. 16-Oct. 14. The chapter will be organized into two teams and winners of the contest will be treated to a supper by the losers. The chapter will serve the Home Culture Club mother and daughter banquet at the school Sept. 21. The club expects 250 at the banquet. Chapter members are organizing meat and mrlk judging teams for competition Sept. 21 at the University of Illinois. Oneida Livestock 4-H Club Wins Recognition The Oneida Livestock 4 - H Club, with Dale Cain and Curtis Carlson as leaders, have won the contest for having the cleanest and neatest livestock exhibit areas at the annual Knox County 4-H Show, according to Ken Fuller, assistant farm adviser of Knox County. The three judges scored the 23 4-H clubs in the contest on the basis of neatness and appearance of all livestock exhibit areas, in eluding the cleanliness of the live stock and the accessibility to the alleys and aisles. Also consideration was given to the condition of the grounds and the weather conditions. A traveling plaque will be award' ed this year by F. E. Bailey, Knox County agency manager of Country Companies. Honorable mention was given to the following 4-H clubs: DeLong Livestock, Salem Snappy, Rio Livestock and Williamsfield Live stock. Breed Champs Picked in Austin Barrow Show AUSTIN, Minn. (AP)-Finalists for breed champion in the Poland China division were named Thursday at the National Barrow Show. They were shown by Harvey Richardson and Bud Abernathy of Elmore City, Okla., and Robert and Gary Wilson of Marketville, Ind. Champion gilt in the division was shown by Oscar W. Anderson and Sons of Leland, 111. The reserve champion gilt and reserve champion boar were shown by Ronald Jackson of Powellp 111., and the champion boar by Everett Hughes, Mclntire, Iowa. In Yorkshire judging, Earl Sin- antel of Cornelius, Ore., placed two barrows in the final lineup alongside the entry of Tom Wiley of Quincy, 111. Breed champions were a boar and a gilt shown by Ray Lake Farm, Grayslake, 111. Hold Sewing Bee WOOPHULL - An all-day sewing meeting of Unit 34, Mothers of World War II, was held in the home of Mrs. Mabel Finley Wednesday. NO. 1 BOAR—Owner of this grand champion Chester White boar at the recent Missouri State Fair is Harlcy Allen, Abingdon Route 1. Allen also showed the reserve senior sow at the Illinois State Fair this year to add to his list of winnings in the breed competition. / Federal Land Bank Meeting To Feature Orion Samuelson « Orion Samuelson, farm service director of WGN, Inc., of Chicago, is to be the principal speaker at the annual stockholders meeting of the Federal Land Bank Association of Galesburg Tuesday evening. The program is expected to attract more than 150 farmers and their wives from Knox and Fulton counties to the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Dinner will be served by church women. Samuelson was named farm service director for WGN in 1960. Previously, he had been in farm programming and radio broadcasting in Wisconsin. Since his appointment at WGN, he has been involved in many activities of Illinois and national agricultural organ i z a t i o n s and groups. Howard C. Locke of Ellisville, president, said one director will be elected for a 3-year term, and Charles H. McKie, manager, will present the annual report, affording members an opportunity to learn about the progress, operations and plans for their association. Set Fly-Free Date to Orion Samuelson Harvest Home Festival Set At Kirkwood KIRKWOOp-The annual "Harvest Home Festival of the Kirkwood Westminster United Presbyterian Church will be held Sept. 21. Beginning at 10 a.m., hot coffee and homemade rolls will be served and the shops will be open. A country kitchen homespun shop, and farm market will be featured. A smorgasbord v/ill be served between 5 and 8:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets, will be available at the door. Mrs. Joe Simmons Jr., Mrs. Eugene Galusha, Mrs. Earl Pape and Mrs. Tom Snodgrass have charge of ticket sales. Rio Firemen Host Meeting RIO—Rio firemen were host to the Knox County Fire Fighters Association Sept. 8 at the Rio Fire Station. President Sam McKie of Oneida greeted the group. Slides were shown from the fire school in Monroe, Wis. Robert Ringberg of Woodhull showed movies. Around 45 firemen attended the meeting from Oneida, Victoria, Rio, Knoxville and Henderson. A ham supper was served cafeteria style at the close of the meeting by the Rio firemen. Mr. and Mrs. Club met Sept. 7 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Millen and Mr. and Mrs. Gale Harriman. Deere Unveils New Tractors Two new John Deere tractors, the 3020 and 4020 have gone on display at implement dealers across the nation. The tractors are packed with more horsepower to help boost work output of implements. The 3020 delivers up to 64 horsepower, and the 4020 develops 88 horsepower. A better posture seat, spacious platform, power steering and power brakes are all available in the new line. Cow Production Records Cited Hi Dot Roxies Joan, a junior 3- year-old Registered Guernsey cow, owned by Hiram A. King, Knoxville, has completed an official HIR actual production record of 10,947 pounds of milk and 555 pounds of butterfat, in 305 days, two times a day milking, according to the American Guernsey Cattle Club at Peterborough, N.V. The testing was supervised by University of Illinois. Walton League to Meet at Kirkwood KIRKWOOD - The annual meeting of the Prime Beef Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America, will be held at the Kirkwood Grade School Monday at 7:30 p.m. Officers and five directors will be elected. The Illinois Division president, Elton Fawks, will be present to bring greetings from the league. Dr. Milton Bowman will present the program on "Fish Feeding and Harvesting." Wheat Crop the fly-free date for seeding wheat has been set for Sept. 23-27 for Knox County. This is the date established by extension entomologist to avoid Hessian fly damage to wheat. It is true that the fly count is low for 1963 with the state average being only five pu- paria per 100 tillers. However, observance of the fly-free date will keep this figure low for those seeding varieties that aren't resistant to Hessian fly. If you prefer to seed earlier than the above dates, one should use only resistant varieties. In soft wheats these would be Knox, Monon, or Vermillion; in hard wheats use Ottawa, Pawnee or Ponca. Any of these varieties may be seeded without damage from Hessian fly or buildup of population. Fertilize Wheat? Wheat responds quite well to soluble fertilizers. It's best to test and find out what's in the soil and apply fertilizer accordingly. However, if time has gotten away, and there isn't time to get a test run, the following amounts of fertilizer were suggested: A minimum of 30-40 pounds of P205 per acre up to 60 or more depending on the length of time some phosphate was applied. Use soluble phosphorus, not rock to fertilize wheat. Phosphorus will probably give the most response of any of the three major elements. Nitroger needs vary greatly with soil type and previous crops. In general, it was suggested a minimum of 20 pounds of nitrogen per acre if any is used, up to 40 pounds per acre on lighter soils. Potash is not lacking on most Knox County soils, however, "20 to 40 pounds of K20 may be used if potash is suspected of being low. These general ranges are offered in lieu of a test and may not fit all conditions. Hog Market Prices Slip To 75c Lower By LEONARD H. WOODS (Galesburg Order Buyers, Inc.) The only difference between the hog market today and one week ago is that pricey are 75 cents lower. Basically it is the same kind of market. Dressed pork moves fairly well, but supplies exceed trade requirements, so dressed pork is selling a little under last week's level. Hogs are moving to all markets in ample numbers, packers are good buyers, but are able to buy them just a little lower. Base price for fat hogs is now down to $15. Good Eastern shipping hogs sell $15.25 to $15.50, with best overnight and early arrivals to $15.75. Best light packing sows sell $14.25 to $14.50. There is an interesting article in the September 16 edition of U.S. News and World Report. The title of the article is "Too Many People in the World?" The article states that it took the world thousands of years to reach a billion population. This figure was reached about 1850, but in only 80 years or by 1930, world population had doubled, the third billion came in only 30 years or by 1960 and by 1975 world population will be four billion. Nearing Point "Real worry is that tho world already is nearing the point where increasing production of food and.other essentials can no longer match the explosive growth in population." This direct quote from the article makes us wonder just why we seem to have a surplus of feed grains and meat, while half a billion people are suffering from hunger or malnutrition. Unfortunately, this is still a world of haves and have nots, and the have nots in many areas of the world are not always economically able to purchase even the necessities of life. The birth rate in the United States has been declining steadily while in Africa and Latin America the population is increasing by 2.3 to 2.9 per cent annually. The problem of near starvation in a world of surplus food stocks seems almost unsolvable. Distribution could be relatively simple if the economics could be solved. Obviously a few nations cannot feed the rest of the world for free. No ready answers seem at hand, but answers must be found. Even a. partial answer to feeding this world with its tremendous population growth means a greatly expanded market for the products of American farmers. While prices look a little gloomy alesburg Register-Mai) GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 1963 PAGE 16 Visiting IF YE Appraises Land Characte.isti* so! 2 Nations The approach of United Nations Day will have special significance this year for those who attend the September meeting of Henry County Rural Youth. Via slide presentation Edward Mukiri, International Farm Youth Exchange from Kenya, pointed out unique characteristics of his land and Santa's Tour Arranged for Homemakers A special bit of intrigue is in store for members of Henry County Homemakers Extension Association who take advantage of a newly-planned tour to be sponsored by the organization Oct. 26. Mothers and grandmothers may find delight in asking one or two small guests to accompany them on a bus ride to Santa's Village at Dundee. Mrs. Robert Friend, Cambridge, is tour chairman in charge of arrangements. Leaving the Farm Bureau Building, Cambridge, at 7:30 a.m. and th'e Geneseo Park at 7:45 a.m., the group will benefit from three "stretch and run" stops, one of which will feature a treat of doughnuts and orange drink. The Santa's Village destination will be reached at 11 a.m., when guests may visit Santa's Doll House, Reindeer Barn, Mill Wheel Toy Factory, Silver Slipper Lake and Castle, the Gingerbread House and many other places of fantasy. The Wee Puppet Theatre will feature a marionette show. Lunch fare may be obtained at Pixie Pantry eating at'ea. Design Rides Unusual rides are available at the Village, including the Candy Cane sleigh drawn by Arctic reindeer; the Magic Tram leading to an enchanted forest; the giant Christmas tree that revolves and takes passengers within its ornaments. Special group rates are available for these highlight attractions. At 3 p.m., the buses will begin the return trip to Cambridge, arriving at 6 p.m. Only 38 reservations for the tour can be accepted. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children. Children who participate must be 4 or older. Reservation and money are to be sent to the Homemakers Extension Office, Cambridge, by Oct. 18. The reservation is transferrable, but not redeemable unless the tour is cancelled. U.S. Mukiri, Henry County's 17th visiting IFYE since the program began, explained his work in Kenya for the Extension Service and mentioned the climatic advantages of their second growing season. He also underlined, the need for increased efficiency in agricultural production to offset the relative shortage of land acres. He listed coffee, tea and sisal as chief exports, commenting about the growing conditions and processing of each product. Mu kiri, now staying at the Robert N. Anderson- Sr. farm at Orion, was presented a check in behalf of Henry County Homemakers Extension Association to help defray miscellaneous expenses during his stay in the county. Mukiri listened intently as delegates to the recent Rural Youth USA conference highlighted their experiences. Those explaining various phases of the theme "Facing Reality in Your Community" were Gary Hutchinson, Cambridge; Dorothy Maher and Richard Halsted, Woodhull; Kenneth West, Victoria; Donald Oliver, Kewanee and Alice Ann Simons, adviser. The six local delegates were among 37 from the state of Illinois and a national total of 175. This year's conference site was the International Peace Garden near Dunseith, ,N.D. It consists of 888 acres donated by the State of North Dakota and 1,451 acres donated by the Province of Manitoba. It is located in the Turtle Mountains midway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is only 35 miles from the point considered to be the geographic center of North America. Picnic Held by Oneida Group ONEIDA—A neighborhood barbecue picnic was held Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Summers, Patti, Brenda and Bruce. Attending were: Mrs. William Mathews and children, Mr. and Mrs. John Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Woodside and sons, Mrs. Marietta Adams, Mr. and Mrs. William Adams and daughters, Kenneth Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Henderson, Mrs. , Ethel Carson, Mrs. Grace Sloan, Mrs. Florence Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sornberger and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Don Berg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and family and Barbara Holt. right now, the long range vidw for the people in agriculture would seem to be exceedingly favorable. Post Outlook Meet at Union Farmers who want more facts about livestock production and livestock production and price trends during the next 12 months were invited to the Henderson County fall livestock outlook meeting Sept. 17, at Union High School, Farm Adviser Curt Eisenmayer announced this week. Delmar Wilken from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture will be the speaker. Representatives of the Chicago and Peoria markets will discuss current livestock prices and trends.. A pork chop barbecue will start at 7 p.m. and the meeting at 8 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue can be obtaiped from any of the Extension Council members. Extension Livestock Committee, or at the barbecue. Couple Honored At Fairview FAIR VIEW—Mr. and Mrs. Loren Brush were honored with a potluck supper Monday by the Rebekah Lodge. They received many cards and gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Brush presented the lodge with a gift to use in the kitchen. LIGHTNING RODS GEORGE E. OWENS J0 CUcU Privt -oatealnu*. 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