Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on February 17, 1953 · Page 3
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 3

Dixon, Illinois
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Tuesday, February 17, 1953
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Expect Pasture Programs To Solve Many Problems The expanse of pasture on this farm proves the own In the feeding economy of pastures. Pasture programs advance In nearly every state. In sections wHere the word pasture was seldom heard a few years ago, grasslands are recognized as of first importance, not only in acreage, but for contributions to the right side the ledger in the farm account btiok. Successes credited to the pasture programs have established improved pastures as a permanent institution on modern livestock farms. - Neither hybrid corn, hardy alfalfa nor any other farm innovation has exceeded the popularity of the "pasture movement." Pastures are labor-savers, money savers, time savers and savers of our soil fertility. They not only utilize those portions of the farm that are not tillable and which can be made most productive by the use of improved seeds and quantities of fertilizer, but also the most fertile fields that can return more profit. The idea of using good seed and lots of fertilizer to improve a rundown pasture was at first regarded as a joke. Pastures were those parts of the farm either untillable or too poor to grow crops. Of course, pastures are possible where tilled crops cannot be grown and with proper seeding, fertilization and management can make the best possible use of such locations. Such lands properly renovated can become profitable by seeding, fertilizing 'and such cultivating as is feasible so that they return a profit Instead of being a farm liability. .But, the really modern pasture that can be handled as an Important crop in the rotation or as a semi-permanent pasture is the one having the best land location and the most fertile soil on the farm. Given all these it will usually be the most profitable crop crown and the one that will save the soil for posterity. When a bromegrass-Ladino pas-ture in Missouri produces 500 pounds of beef per acre in 2S9 days, an Alta fcscue-Ladino pasture 335 pounds in 172 days, and a bluegrass-lespedeza-Ladino pasture 323 pounds in 120 days, it is not surprising that pastures have become an' essential feature of every livestock farm program. A pasture program does not aim to take row crops out of the farming system. Farmers will continue to use rowcrops and to develop a program to use their land more wisely and to fit pastures and row-crops into a money-making combination placing more emphasis on the greatest possible use of pastures because of their unbounded potentialities. The basic features of a long-range pasture program are— (1) Year-round pasture in the South and 7 to 8 months of good pasture in the North. (2) A permanent pasture seeded with improved varieties of grasses and legumes. This is the backbone of a pasture system but it must be recognized that a permanent pasture will not meet grazing needs every month of the year. (3) Supplementary summer grazing through use of Sudangrass, millet, lespedeza and sweet-clover. (4) Supplementary fall, winter and spring grazing through use of winter grains in the north and crimson clover, ryegrass, caley peas, grains and other crops in the South. Swine Erysipelas Germs Are Hardy URBANA— A University of Illinois veterinarian says it's easier to prevent swine erysipelas than to stamp it out on a contaminated farm. Dr. G. T. Woods says the erysipelas germs are unusually hardy. Most outbreaks of erysipelas are probably caused by infected swine that are bought and added to the home herd,-Dr. Woods believes. This method of spread can be prevented if swine breeders and grow-ers buy replacement hogs only from erysipelas-free herds. Poultry Raisers Can Spend More to Up Sales: Priebe By FRANK PRIEBE The government bought a lot of the turkeys we raised last year-over 48 million pounds of them. To buy them they spent something over $26 million of the taxpayers' money. * However you feci about the government buying to support the market, there can be no argument about two things: They pulled the turkey growers out of a tight spot this year. £nd, in doing so, they got fine food, at a reasonable price, for school lunches. You've heard complaints about some of the food they've sent out to. schools. But I don't think there's been one word of complaint about the turkeys. And theie shouldn't have been. They were fine turkeys. I don't know that turkey growers could count On the government's coming to the rescue another year. And I'm sure they don't want to be in a spot where they need that kind of help. ' According, to the latest reports, they're planning now to cut production about 8 per cent this year. I Actually the turkey growers make more of an effort to promote their product than any other group I know of in our industry. They're already planning a promotion for next summer— hoping to avoid t fall. ! It used to be that we'd wait until the bottom fell out of a market and t)ien call for help-from the gov-ernment", from the chain stores, from restaurants— in fact, from anybody we could get to listen. '. "Look at all the eggs we've got!" we'd say. (Or all the chickens, or all the turkeys— whichever it might b>.) "We've got to have help to get rid of them. Won't you buy them, take them off our hands, help us sell them?" • And they did help us ! • But this business of throwing up our hands and hollering for help isn't too becoming— when we boast Recapping Retreading Vulcanizing DIXON TIRE MART • East River Road in the next breath about how our industry is now a four billion dollar industry! If we're that big, we're big enough to help ourselves! We have one organization in the industry to promote the use of poultry and otrs. And the Poultry & Egg National Board is doing a fine job, as far as the funds we piovide will go. Last year we put up about $200,-000. That looks like a lot of money to you and to me. But a friend of mine— who's better at decimals than I am— figured out it was only 5/1000 of 1 per cent of the value of our products. That's not much to spend to promote their sale! It looks as if we ought to be able to do better than that. If we spent 5/100 of 1 per cent, that still would not be very much compared to what's being spent to sell other foods. But instead of $200,000 it would be $2,000,000! And if our industry spent $2,000,-000 to promote the sale of our own products, the government certainly wouldn't have to spend $26,000,000 to buy our turkeys or any of our other products! News of the Rock River Grange By BOB TOURXTLLOTI The Rock River Grange met Wednesday at the Community House for a card party and for viewing of the Kid Gavilan and Chuck Davey championship fight. Our thanks to Darrell Webb foe the fine 27-inch television set that brought us right to ringside at the fight. Pinochle and 500 were both enjoyed before and after the fight. High prize winners in pinochle were Amelia Stahl and Tom Bro-phy. Catherine Buckaloo and Martin Dieterle were low prize win-In 500 Kathryn Greenfield and Russell Grobe were high while Marion Jacquet and Murray Newcomer were low. Following the party refreshments were served by the George Pitzer, Murray Newcomer and Norris Hepp families. Janice Wiens, chairman of the youth commtitee, announced that a bobsled party would be held after the next snow. Everyone is to meet at George Pitzer's farm, from where the party will start. Bring sandwiches and cookies for lunch and the youth committee will furnish hot chocolate. Another dance will be held Friday. Come and bring your friends. The next meeting of the Grange will be a business session Feb. 25, at which time many of the plans for Uie year that were discussed at the officers conference will be presented to the Grange members for their approval or disapproval. Juvenile News We held a social meeting last Wednesday at which bingo and square dancing were enjoyed along with several other games. Prizes of gum and candy bars were furnished for bingo by Jule Tourtillott of the Juvenile committee. Prize winners were Loren Jacquet, Carol Buckaloo, Larry New-comer, Patricia and Ronald Greenfield, Richard Grobe, Norma and Patricia Tourtillott, Beverly and Lloyd Bollman and Bonnie Klatt. Following the games, Robert Tourtillott led the group in square dancing. The next meeting will be a business session Feb. 25. All members are asked to bring a large bar of Ivory soap for the soap carving contest which the State Grange is sponsoring. Pomona News The next meeting of the Lee-La-Salle Pomona will be Feb. 24, at the Pawpaw Grange hall. Plans for the coming year will be presented to the members for their action. DAIRY REQUIREMENT Illinois law requires that all Grade A dairy herds must be 300 percent free of Bang's disease by 1955. Visual Percentages Reliable statistics indicate Mr/f of all people have visual disturbances. At the age of 20 they arc 23' n inefficient; at 30 about 3A?r; at 10 about 48^: and at 50 more than 71rr,. Of these cases about 7 ed with lenses c training. If there is a doubt about your own visual condition, dial Dixon, 3-8151 today for an appointment. Dr. Paul Cable, optometrist, 76 Galena Ave. — Adv FARMING IS BIG BUSINESS nanagcr in a large manufacturing plant, constantly he on the alert to keep expenses is produclion. Especially at the present time, with market values of his product* dropping, he must eliminate lost time and money. * r plowing efficiency That is where we come In. By using our method of repairing plow shares your tractor uses less gas and oil and you get tho job done In the least amount of time with better furrows, easier to work down. This Is a true, and tried method which we have used successfully for four years. Your cost? $3.00 per share, fully guaranteed. Red White Ornamental Iron Works Grand Detour, Illinois PHONE 2271 mini IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIHIIMIIIIIIMIMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMI SWINGING TO FREEDOM — Three hours after she was discovered trapped in a pit silo on the farm of H. F. Massoni near Liberal, Kan. (Feb. 9), "Lucky Lady," a 900-pound Hereford, swings to freedom in a makeshift sling, used to hoist her out of her trap. The animal was rescued from her 35-foot deep prison, bruised but unhurt by the fall. (AP wirephoto) On The Rural Scene I had the pleasure of attending a supper and party sponsored for the -l-H'ers and their families in the Franklin Grove area by the China Home Bureau. This is the kind of thing that lets 4-H leaders know that the people in the community are interested in the work they are doing. Our agricultural 4-H clubs, under the able guidance of Art Seeds and the swell group of leaders and junior leaders working with him, are gradually and continuously' improving in membership and quality of programs. Cows that are freshening during cold winter days should receive special attention. A few days before they are due to calve, they should be placed in clean, heavily bedded box stalls. If the weather is extremely cold, place a blanket on the cow. Another good pr » to gi\ her a bucket of warm water soon after the calf is born. This will help keep her warm and will aid in other ways. Just before the calf is born, thoroughly clean the udder and teats with warm water to which some chlorine has been added. Following calving, feed some warm mash and some good hay, but do not feed heavy grain until the udder is in good condition. Feeding all the cows about the same amount of grain Is costing hundreds of Illinois dairymen a dollar a day or more. One large dairy herd owner In Will county saved approximately 200 pounds of grain a day by feeding each cow according to production. The feed saved was worth $5 i day or $150 a month. About 30 per cent of the dairymen in Illinois feed all of their cows about the same amount of grain regardli of production. They should be fed according to production. To eliminate one of the possibil ities of fepreading infection from mastitis in the herd, cows should be grouped in the stanchions cording to their udder health and the speed with which they let down their milk. First-calf heifers usual ly have the healthiest udders and they milk faster; consequently, they should be placed at the head of the list and milked first. Cows with abnormal udders should be placed at the end o milking string and milked las # FARMERS g PEANUT Jp DAY SATURDAY, FEB. 28th EAT ALL YOU WANT AND THROW THE SHUCKS ON THE FLOOR! Program To Be VvflfcL Announced Feb. 24 DIXON ^ SERVICE 106-114 PEORIA AVE. PHONE 4-1531 — The Yard for Quality, Service and Values — WILBUR'S BUILDING SUPPLIES TOP BRANDS — FIRST LINE QUALITY — AT MONEY-SAVING PRICES- ATTENTION FARMERS! Place Your Spring Fence and Post Orders Now for Delivery From t he Car SAVE • SAVE • SAVE Keystone "Red Top" Woven Wire Fence 26" - 32" - 39" - 47" KEYSTONE BARBED WIRE 2-Point — SO Rod Rolls Keystone STEEL POSTS 6V2 Long — Studded "T" Painted Steel Fence Braces 9* Long HOPPERS CREOSOTED POSTS 3"6'/2 4T-V 3"-7' 5"-8' These are good pressure-treated creosoted posts — Guaranteed to last for 20 years or more White Cedar Posts 3».7' • 4"-7' • 6"-8' Good Straight Posts Four-H Names Frank Adams, Raymond Lair AMBOY — At a recent meeting of all Lee county agricultural 4-H leaders, Raymond Lair and Frank Adams, both of Rt. 1, Dixon, were elected by the group to serve on the 4-H county committee during the following year. Twelve Lee county 4-H cams ere represented at the meeting, which was held at the Lee County Farm Bureau building in Amboy. An open discussion on various club activities was the main business of H membership drive plans, and 4-H tractor maintenance was fully discussed. OUie Gaebe, 4-H club district ipecialist, was present to help solve 4-H problems that were brought before the meeting. Hail Hurt Corn Has Amazing Recovery Habit CHICAGO, Jan. 31— The amazing icovery powers of corn crippled by hail were described today in a magazine article which showed that an entire corn crop can't be killed by leaf strippage except at le stage of growth. The article, "How Deadly Is Hail?" was in the February issue of the Illinois Agricultural Association's magazine, The Record. The IAA is the statewide Farm Bureau with 193,000 members. It summarized results of the second in a series of hail damage tests by Country Mutual Fire company, an IAA affiliate. Lee Morreil, Fulton county farmer, is cooperating in the tests, which were on : farrr The only place leaf damage cost an entire corn crop is at tassel stage— and then only if every leaf is gone, the tests showed. Stripping only half the leaves at that stage caused 45.5 per cent loss of yield. DEAF MAN PERFECTS MIDGET HEARING AID Mr. H. A. Lyons of Peoria Illinois, who himself has been hard of hearing for twenty years, has perfected a new hearing aid that can be worn in secret. With this small aid, even your closest friends will never know how you hear so perfectly. Voices, the radio and even the ticking of It is suggested if interested for yourself or a friend, write Mr. Lyons at 400C South Washington Street, Peoria, Illinois. He will be glad to send full information. — Adv. *nv'' u/rrK,.. :> 1£» • Tough Film 5*95 • Washable %= • Quick Drying gallon l/ANDENBERft Phone 3-1061 Be Sure and Place Your Order Now! The Dixon Evening Telegraph— Dixon, ffiinoi* Tuesday, February 17, 1953 deficiencies. highest producing L. McCracken— 19 U. of I. Student Throws Self in Front of Train CHAMPAIGN, 111. — (iR — A schol arship student at the University of Illinois, depressed by failing grades, threw himself in the paUi a train Monday night. Coroner Don Wykoff said John P. Coroneos, about 20, Chicago. took his own life after getting fail ing grades for the past semester and being re-admitted on proba- n. The coroner said Joe Mey- i, engineer of an Illinois Central train, told him Coroneos walked from behind a box car i siding and lay down in front of the icoming train. Coroneos. an honor student at tending the university on a scholarship, was a junior. The coroner said associates told him the youth had been depressed over scholastic PageS Dairy Group Lists Report AMBOY— The January report of the Lee county Dairy Herd Improvement Association is as fol- The tl herds: dry; average milk, 1215; average fat, 44. W. B. Herwig— 16 cows; 3 dry: /erage milk, 1216; average fat, 42. Fred Montavon— 24 cows; 4 dry; average milk, 770; average fat, 37.2. Lawrence Amfahr— 10 cows; 2 dry; average milk, 990; average fat, 35.8. . L. BochJe & Buchman— 15 cows; dry; average milk 1093; average fat, 35.7. The five highest producing cows: W. B. Herwig— milk, 2380; fat 95. W. B. Herwig— milk, 2280; fat 80. L. Boehle &. Buchman— milk, 1660; fat, 73. Trouth & Buckingham— m i 1 k, 1350; fat, 73. * L. Boehle & Buchman— m i 1 k, 2010; fat, 71. Delivery Asked On Plant Foods CHICAGO — Serious fertilizer shortages in the Corn Belt this spring can be averted only if farmers help manufacturers break pioduction bottlenecks by taking immediate delivery on plant food they have already ordered. That was the statement of the Middle West Soil Improvement Committee, in a report made public here. AUCTION SALE Due to my recent illness, we will sell 80 acres farm and personal property at the farm located 6J^> miles west of Oregon on the Pines Road, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 1953 Commencing at 12 o'clock 10 HEAD OF COWS 18 SHEEP 350 BUSHELS CORN 200 BUSHELS OATS 700 BALES CLOVER HAY --80 ACRE FARM -- Well improved 80 acre farm, located in Pine Creek township, just east of the White Pines State Park. The improvements consist of a 7 room modern house, dairy bam, .machine shed, crib and chicken house. 60 acres of the farm are tillable and the balance is in permanent pasture. Inspection may be made anytime prior to sale. TERMS OF SALE Personal Property— Cash. Real Estate— 25% down day of sale, and balance to bo paid upon delivery of merchantable title. Possesion given April 1. Mr. & Mrs. James L Jones OWNERS BLAINE AUKER, Auctlonerr CLOSING OUT • SALE • I, the undersigned, having rented the farm, will hold a closing out sale at the farm located 5^ miles southeast of Polo, 8 miles north of Dixon on the Lowell Park road, of the f olowing described property, on Friday, February 20th Saie to begin at 11 a. m. Buffalo Grange Lunch Stand FARM MACHINERY 195fl Mas^ey-Harri* 41 dicsel tractor J. D. model A gas tractor; model M tractor with two bottom 14" integral plow; 7' mower for M tractor; three bottom 14" J. D. hydraulic plow; two-bottom J»" Case plow: J. D. field cutter; Quick Tach two row cultivator for model A; J. D. stalk cutter; New Idea two row corn picker, two years old; new .1. I). 490 corn. planter; J. D. 290 corn planter in Rood condition; New Idea 12A spreader, new; New Idea 10A spreader, one year old; International spreader; J. D. KB JO' tandem disc; International grain binder in good condition; J. D. corn binder; two row rotary hoe; International endgate seeder; 4 section J. D, steel drag: J. D. 36' elevator, hoist and speed jack; two rubber tired wagons with steel" boxes; two J. D. steel wagons with h.-.y racks; two wood wheel wagons with boxes; Bowser corn crusher: Corn Belt No. 20 corn" crusher: wide, front end for Massey-Harrls tractor; J. D. 4 bar side rake, nearly new; lime spreader attachment for New Idea spreader; feed unloading wagon on four wheel tandem trailer: MM V mower; bobsled; 150 ft. 7 in. thresher belt: grapple hay fork: 15 ft. block and tackle: 100 gal. gas tank; stock saddle and bridle; and many other articles not mentioned. 55 — HEAD OF SHORTHORN CATTLE — 55 Including 21 cows, 13 heifers, rnonthfi old to one, year; four hulls, A months to one year old; 5 steers weighing about 500 pounds; 11 calves, 2 to 8 months old. 100— FEEDER PIGS AIOUT 100 LIS TERMS: Cash day of sale or arrange otherwise with clerk. W. Floyd Stauffer, Owner Knim and Wehmeyer Bros., Auctioneers Polo National Bank, Clerk Ne wspaplrHHCHIVE® . Newspaper FIR CI

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