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Friday, September 20, 1963
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Faculty Conference Is Held MONMOUTH — Topics ranging from an evaluation of the three- term three-course curriculum, a "profile" of the entering freshman class and a discussion of the program for training future teachers were examined Wednesday and Thursday at the 11th annual Monmouth College faculty fconference. The two-day meeting was held in the student center on the college campus. Thursday events were formal faculty meeting, departmental meeting, and an orientation session for the 17 new faculty members. Wednesday's discussion of the three-three curriculum which went into effect last fall was led by Dr. Dorothy Donald, who served as moderator. Others on the panel were Robert Aduddell and Glen Rankin. Find Reaction Favorable General student and faculty reaction to the new curriculum was favorable, the panelists agreed, though the fraternities and sororities deferred rush program created a social vacuum the first term and the tighter 10-week term may require adjustments for such areas as laboratory science courses. The all-college grade average increased slightly under the new curriculum. The percentage of students who were dropped from college for scholastic reasons decreased. Use of the library increased greatly, the discussion brought out. Monmouth's four delegates to the Danforth Foundation Workshop at Colorado College presented a report calling for the establishment of special committees to broaden the scope of the training program for prospective teachers and to work with the Student Council in developing effective student leadership. In his report, admissions director Glen-Rankin noted that the freshman class, though smaller than expected, again ranked higher in academic preparation for college. Parents Oriented Dr. Jean Liedman, dean', of women, reported that two parent orientation programs had been attended by some 200 parents. Elwood Ball, dean of men, said that both men's residence halls will be at capacity, with freshmen in Fulton Hall and upperclassmen and some freshmen in Graham Hall. About 45 men will be living in private rooms in the community, he noted. Student Center director Ralph Whiteman outlined a program for the new campus living room which includes dancing lessons, weekly motion picture, holiday activities, a series of dinners based on an international theme, first aid courses, and bowling leagues. The four-lane bowling lane will go into operation in mid- October, Whiteman said. Policy Meets Scheduled by 3 Township* MONMOUTH—Berwick, Greenbush and Sumner Farm Bureau families will hold Policy Development meetings next week. The Berwick meeting will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Berwick Fire Department at which time a director will be nominated, according to Carl Berg, director. Wives are invited to the meeting and refreshments will be served. At 8 o'clock Monday evening the Greenbtish meeting will be held in the Greenbush Township Hall. J. R. Hendel, director, has invited the wives to attend the meeting. Sumner members will hold their meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Harold Swen- .son, director. The wives are also invited to attend this meeting and an oyster supper will be served. GaIesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, III. Trespass Case Accuses Hunters Near Coldbrook MONMOUTH-Lynn Miller of 1042 E. 8 f A Ave. and Morris Ricketts of 722 S. Second St. will appear in police court Sept. 30 for hunting without permission. Miller and Ricketts were arrested on the complaint of John C. Wallace of Coldbrook on whose farm the men are accused of • hunting. Monmouth Crad Appointed to State Position SPRINGFIELD — Ray Page, state superintendent of public instruction, today announced the appointment of F. William Kelley Jr., of Lombard as general supervisor in the Divisions of Recognition and Supervision in Page's department. Kelley, 33, is a 1953 graduate of Monmouth College and is president of the Chicago Area Alumni Associa- Uon of the college. He will be in charge of a 9- county region in Northern Illinois. Smith Family Holds .Reunion ALEDO — Smith reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snell Sunday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Roger Loveridge and family, Rio; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swanson and family, Alpha; Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith, Mr. and Mrs. George Berelson, Little York; Miss Sherrilyn Surber, Galesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snell and Ellen, James Bethel, Aledo, and Mrs. Lola Gardner, Monmouth. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! MONMOUTH Ro §smar? Itttai Cotr«ipond*nt S01 N H SI. Phon« lU-Utl tot tf«WI FOR MISSED COPIES PHONE 734-4121 Before 6:30 2 Accidents Are Reported MONMOUTH—Two minor accidents occurred Thursday afternoon at different intersections. Three-year-old Ton! Powell received a bump on her head when a car driven by her mother, Mrs. William Powell. 1029 E. Third Ave., collided with a car driven by Ralph Hoff, of Ottumwa, Iowa, at the intersection of South Sixth Street and East Second Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Joe Williams, 63, of 224 S. II St., was ticketed for a stop light violation after the car he was driving collided with a car driven by Austin Pranger of Ft. Madison, Iowa, at the intersection of East Broadway and First Street. Williams appeared in police court this morning and was fined $10. Ronald L. McKee, 22, of Knoxr ville will also appear in police court later today. McKee was arrested at 12:45 this morning for speeding oh South Sixth Street and 11th Avenue. HOSPITAL HOSPITAL Admitted Wednesday-Mrs. Emma Brown, Mike Wheetloy, Mrs. Margaret Boylen, Monmouth; John D. Erickson, Viola. Born Thursday—Girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ramsey, Roseville. Admitted Thursday -* Donald Russell, Geriaw; Mrs. Lewis Kelley, Monmouth. Dismissed Thursday—Mrs. Elmer Dalton, Stronghurst; Charles Burkett, Monmouth. FEDERATION ELECTS MONMOUTH - The Warren County 4-H Federation in its recent regular monthly meeting elected new officers: President, Sarah Hanna, Equiteens, Little York Provers and K-B's; vice president, Gary Conway, Happy Hustlers; secretary, Martha Ault, Swanee Busy Bees, Point Pleasant; treasurer, Roger Killey, Merry Cookers; reporter, Pat McFarland, Point Pleasant; Recreation, Martha Stonebruner, Equiteens, Happy Hustlers; song leader, Judy Shauman, Tompkins Academy, Kirkwood Klip- pers. These officers will be installed on Achievement Night, Nov. 2. David Catlin of Galesburg, gave a short talk and showed slides picturing Camp Shaubena. Marriage License MONMOUTH—Three marriage licenses were issued Thursday: Ronald Lee Mullen, Smithshire and Sandra Kay Lee, Monmouth; Michael J. T. Patton and Beverly N. Hopkins, Galesburg; Donald G. McCracken, Abingdon and Bonnie Edgar, Cameron. Dental Care Talk Is Given At School MONMOUTH - Dr. Carl Johnson spoke at a parent-board meeting at Warren Achievement School recently at the new building on West Eighth Avenue. The talk. "Dental Hygiene and the Handicapped Child." wis given mainly for the parents, but the teachers and board members also found the material informative. A social hour followed with the talk, during which the parents had time to meet informally with the teachers and board members. These include: Dr. Glenn Chamberlin, president; Kenneth Critser, 1st vice president: Dr. Carl Johnson, 2nd vice president; Mrs. Ralph Butler, secretary; Mrs. Leta McLinn, treasurer. Also on the board are: Mrs. Clarence Morefield, Mrs. Joe Pelisck, Gary Gavvthrope, Dr. James Ebersole, Mrs. Paul Rochotte, Dr. Ben Shawver and Mrs. George Bersted. The staff also includes the following specialists: Dr. Newell C. Kephart, Purdue University, educational consultant: Mrs. George Bcrsted, coordinator; Larry Peterson, social worker; Mrs. James Ebersole, guidance director; Mrs. Harvey Johnson, speech therapist; Mrs. John Niblock, physical therapist; Mrs. Russell Mitchell, music teacher and Mrs. Donald Armstrong and Mrs. Robert Matson, classroom teachers, plus Mrs. Gary Gawthrope, new hired assistant. Avon Lad Is Honored on 7th Birthday AVON—David Capitani, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Capitani of Yates City celebrated his seventh birthday Sept. 15 by inviting friends to his home for an afternoon party.' Games were played, with prizes going to Sarah Jean Booth, Den nis Daley, and Mike Blodgett. Guests were Jimmy Howell Dennis Daley, Mike Blodgett Dean Turner, Bobby Turner, Jer rie Lynn Allen, Sarah Jean Booth Kay Maxey, Debbie Fairburn Elaine Mathias, Norma Zinc Sharon Staggs, Theresa Norton Tim Threw, Clarke Zedric and John Capitani . Many gifts were opened by David. Favors were given the guests. Helping Mrs. Capitan ivere Mrs. William Allen and Mrs Louis Zedric. IV8 Scots vs. Cornell as Opener Saturday at Home Friday, Sept. 20, 196313 Wood mobile Visit; To Warren Co. \ Set for Oct 2 i Coach Yearns For Moclorarski MONMOUTH - Monmouth College football coach Joe Pclisek feels his worries about this season would be over if he could have "Moclorarski" at the quarterback slot. Though it sounds like the first line of an eye-testing chart, "Mo­ clorarski" is a combination of three Monmouth quarterback candidates: William Taylor of East Aurora, James Mock of Geneseo and James Pilarski of Kewanee. Pelisek said if he could amalgamate these three players into one man with the running ability of Taylor, a sophomore; the signal-calling savvy of Mock, a junior; and the passing ability of Pilarski, also a sophomore, the Monmouth offense would be formidable. As it is, Pclisek expects the Scots to improve on last year's 2 - 6 record. The first game, a home match with Cornell on Saturday, he labels a "must" for the Monmouth team. Monmouth has 10 letlermcn back, 17 sophomores joining the squad and will field a line averaging over 200 pounds. Though there arc only 27 men on the squad, Pelisck rates the team as having "more depth—in actual first-string players" than any he has coached in his six years at Monmouth. The squad is in good physical condition, the coach stated, and survived the prc-sca- son practice with no injuries. Using the winged-T offense, the Scot grid mentor expects to reveal a balanced attack with sophomores playing starting roles at several key positions. "We won't be a fancy team, but we'll have lots of raw power," the coach predicted. After their season opener at home Saturday against Cornell, the Scots play at Ripon, rated a titlc-con- SIGNAL CALLKHS—Three top candidates for the quarterback position at Monmouth College vie for the snap from center Frank Hopkins of Libcrtyvillc. Monmouth Conch Joe Pelisck would like to nmalgnmatc the running ability of William Tnylor (left), the signal-calling savvy of James Mock (center) mid the passing ability of James Pilarski (right) Into one superb quartcrbark called "Moclorarski." Monmouth opens the season Saturday with a home game against Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, town. tender, and Grinnell, defending Midwest Conference champ, on successive weekends. Tied Last Year Cornell lied with Monmouth for seventh place in the 10-lcam loop last season as Cornell coach Jerry Clark had his first losing season in four years at Cornell. Both teams had 2-6 records. The Rams have Hi letlermcn and a promising group of newcomers up from last year's undefeated freshman team and also expect to improve on last year's record. Members of the 10(i.'i Monmouth varsity: Brinn Mcdfnrd, sophomore halfback, Homcwood, 111.: Harold Wertlch, sophomore halfback, St. Louis; Wayne Crum, senior halfback. TUishvlllo. 111.: Robert Tucker, junior halfback, Lake Bluff, 111. James Pilarski, sophomore quarterback, Kewanee, 111.; James Mock, junior quarterback, Geneseo, III.; William Taylni, sophomore q u.ii toi'b.ick. Aurora, III; Clifford Osborn sophomore fullback, Villa Park, ill.. Lawrence Keener, senior fullback, Kirkwood. Ill ; lialph Surnmerhill. sophomore fullback. Park UUIKU , HI. Wayne Mlehalek, sophomore center. Chlcailo; Frank Hopkins, sophomor" center, Lllicrtvvllle, 111.; Jack Carrott. xenlor center, I'eorla, III.; David Ye/, senior KUard, Millers Kails, Mass : Kenneth Plelawa, sophomore (,'iinrr.l, Cicero, III.; Otto SU-pliani, Junior Kuard. Villa Park, III. Clark Tracy, sophomore Kunrd, Fast Mollne, III.; Daniel nianucel, sophomore guard. Flerwyn, III; Richard Asnlan, sophoinoru tackle, Andover, Mass.; Gerald Allison, senior tackle, Stron«burst. III.; Russell Trincr, sophomore tackle, Sllckney, 111.; Karl Paasch, sophomore tackle, Kewanee. III. Robert Stiles, Junior end, Waterloo, 111.; Delmar Gillespie, sophomore end, St. Paul, Minn.; John SlerKtilz, sophomore end, Princeton, III.; Dennis DecKan, sophomore end, Lyons, III.; and Arthur Buckley, senior end, Lake Forest, III. The Bloodmobile will visit War- \ rcn County, at the First Method* * ist Church in Monmouth, Oct. 2, 5 from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Men* \ hers of the Monmouth LiOfia Club" will assist by loading and unload' ing the necessary equipment.' Members of the Warren County Medical Society have volunteered their services to examine and ap*' prove donors. ' The Bloodmobile staff of nurses, * receptionists and Canteen work- r ers will be on duty throughout the ' day. Transportation may be ar-' ranged by phoning the church on the day of the visit. Lunch will bp served. Anyone who wishes additional information on the pro- ' gram may contact Eugene McKee. blood program chairman, or Mrs. Del Ohrcn, secretary of' Warren County Red Cross Chapter. The county has been assigned a quota of 120 pints of' blood for each visit of the Bloodmobile. Union School Homecoming Plaits Posted BIGGSVILLE - Union High School's homecoming king and queen will be chosen from three senior boys and three senior r;irls elected by the class. Events will be held Oct. 4. Following the football game with Media at 7:30 p.m. a dance will be held in the gymnasium from 9:30 to 12:30, Music will be furnished by Tiny Biggs. King candidates include James Cioff, Ivconard Anderson and Jerry Anderson. Candidates for queen include Cheryl Smith, De- Anna Gittings and Vicki Coover. Representatives of other classes who will make up the courts lor the king and queen include Gary Oaks und Mary Ellen Lis- lon, juniors; Joseph Digger and Janet Gibb, sophomores, and Russell Jones and Carol Steven- r.on, freshmen. Schedule Oct. 26 School Election at Roseville Markets Cattle NORTH HENDERSON - Bert Nelson was in Chicago the past week with a shipment of cattle for the market there. Freshmen Begin College Work Early MONMOUTH — All freshmen students entering Monmouth College this fall will have begun work on their graduation requirements before they arrive on campus Saturday, Sept. 21 for a three -day orientation period prior to the opening of the fall term. Under the college's general reading program, all new students are required to read one book before they arrive on campus and to complete four by the end of their freshman year. Books are chosen from a list of 12 approved by the college faculty. Selected books Include Plato's "Republic," Maugham's "Of Human Bondage," "Modern Science and Modern Man," by James B. Conant and "The Making of Economic ^Society" by Robert Heilbroner. Students will he tested on the books they have read through out the year and at the end of their sophomore year will have read eight of the 12 books on the list. Purpose of the program is to provide an understanding of broadly-selected writings which are of significance to the educated person and his world, according to Academic Dean Harry S. Manley. In their junior and senior years, the students will read selected writings in their field of concentration. New Group Is 278 Earlier computed as 275, the list of new students entering at this time had grown today to 270, of which 228 are freshmen. All of the new students will arrive on campus Saturday afternoon. Orientation begins Sunday with a parent-faculty luncheon in the student center and a picnic luncheon for all new students in THOMAS Plumbing & Heating Your local Franchisee! Dealer for REPUBLIC GAS BURNER EQUIPMENT the very finest GAS BURNERS with modulated flame CALL 343-1101 TODAY for i FREE ESTIMATE With No Obligation 2262 GRAND AVE. the Winbigler hall area. A parent orientation meeting will be held Sunday at 1:3C p.m. Psychological tests will be given from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. and the new students will meet in the homes of their faculty perceptors — faculty members who guide groups of 10-15 students through the orientation period — at (5:30 p.m. Concluding the day's program are meetings of men and women students with personnel deans and residence hall counselors. Set 8 a.m. Program Monday at 8 a .m., Dr. J. Stafford Weeks, college chaplain, will preside at a program in the college auditorium. President Robert W. Gibson will welcome the new arrivals and the deans and presidents of various campus groups will describe their organizations to the students. Remainder of the day is devot ed to placement tests for foreign languages, mathematics and chemistry and physical examinations. Evening events include the traditional "Walk-out," bonfire, songfest and watermelon bust. Tuesday morning's assembly In the auditorium will again provide opportunity for students to learn about various campus groups and to hear a minister speaking for all Monmouth churches. An English test, class registration and a dance at the student center conclude the orientation period activities. Classes begin Thursday, Sept. 26. Receive Honors*at-Entrance MONMOUTH — Forty-nine members of this year's 228-mem- l>er freshman class at Monmouth College have received Honors at Entrance, an award given to those freshmen who rank in the top 10 per cent of their high school graduating class. The 49 honor students include eight who ranked first in their class and 10 who were salutatorians, according to Admissions Director Glen Rankin. Twenty-one men and 28 women received the award. The students will receive recognition Oct. 1 when the 110-year- old liberal arts college holds its who En- classes Sept. 26. Residents of this area, have received Honors at trance, are Larry Bowden, Frank Killey, Sandra anne Wade, Monmouth; Richard Gearhart, Galesburg; Robert M. Pogue, Stronghurst; Wendall Shauman, Kirkwood; John Howard Smith, Barbara Nestitt, Aledo; Anne Caroline Guilinger, Little York, and Nan Louise Jackson, Toulon. ROSEVILLE—Formal action was taken Tuesday by the Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 200, Warren County, officially setting Saturday, Oct. 26, as the date for a special building election. At the election, residents of Berwick, Ellison, Point Pleasant, Roseville and Swan Townships will be asked to vote upon the yearS( ratner than 20, as is por- question of constructing a new mitte( j by i aw> between $20,000 four-year high school building. anc! $50,000 0 f interest costs may The proposed new high school be saved, is the result of a five-year study Host Luncheon Guests ALTONA—Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cochran of Phoenix, Ariz., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cochran of California, Mrs. Eunice Wad-' and that bond payments be inte- Honors Convocation. Along with j del of Davenport, Mrs. Lillie • grated with the few payments by the Board of Education to determine the most practical solu lion to the district's pressing need for improved educationa facilities. The members of the board are of the unanimous opinion that a new building will best provide the children of the district with an opportunity to obtain a sound education Based upon cost estimates of tearing down much of the present high school building and enlarg ing and rebuilding the structure, which would approximate the cost of a new building of similar size, the board also believes that the new school building will be the most economical over a period of years. The board notes that portions of the existing building range from 25 to 60 years of age and that engineering studies indicate that most of the building would have to be de molished, because of structural defects and the serious lack of fireproof building materials. Also, the existing high school site contains less than three acres, far below the space required for a 65,000 to 70,000-square-foot building, parking space for autos and buses, and physical education areas. The board also met Tuesday evening with members of the Citizens Committee which was organized to disseminate information to all parts of the school district. Each township is represented by four or more residents, as is the Village of Roseville. If the building program is approved by the voters, the new school will be located immediately east of the present athletic field, on property presently owned by the school district and constituting approximately 13.5 acres. The new school will be of modern, fire-proof construction, and will meet all standards and requirements of ihe state fire marshal and superintendent of public instruction. To finance the cost of construction, $892,000 of bonds will be issued. The board of education and the Citizens Committee recommended that the bonds will be retired over a 17-year period Under the proposed financing plan, the district's tax rate will be increased only 18 cents per $100 of taxable valuation. This would amount to approximately $10.80 per year on a home assessed at $6,000. Voters Must Be Registered The special election will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Under a new Illinois law, only registered voters may now vote at school elections. The Board of Education however, hopes to have a registrar at the polling place, the Roseville High School, to register residents who are otherwise qualified to vote. Additional information on the building program or voting may be obtained from E. Lynn Hill, the district's superintendent, whose office is at the Roseville Grade School; any member of the Board of Education, or any member of the Citizens Committee. Clubs, church or other organizations desiring speakers on the Mrs. Frances Iccnoglc, Roseville, chairman oi the Citizens Committee, or Mrs. Maxinc Felt, Roseville, vice chairman. Club Hears Committee Twenty-four members and four guests at the meeting of the Colfax Community Club, Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Richard Likes, were presented information about the proposed new high school building by Mrs. David Grant and Mrs. Melvin Miller. They urged the members of the club to vote in the election Oct. 26. Mrs. Russell Dakin, president, conducted the business meeting. She announced that the club's part in the Altrusa Club bazaar would be a food stand serving ham and barbecue sandwiches, baked beans and pie. Mrs. Addic Granger led the devotions and Mrs. Herman Walker gave a review of the history and by-laws of the club since its origin. Refreshments were served by the hostess, with Mrs. Melvin Miller and Mrs. Francis Kane assisting. Cheer Leaders Elected Mary Carlson, Sharon Morris, Cindy Johnson, Hope Worthington, Nancy Grant were elected cheerleaders of the 7th grade at the Elementary School on Monday of this week. Linda Carrico was elected alternate, '"'or the Gloria Bycroft, Sandra Wilson, Jill Ockert, LaJune Lewis and Nancy Lawhorn with Connie Kirkpatrick as alternate. Attend Illinois U Roseville students attending the University of Illinois this fall are Dick Huston, Raymond Huston, Pat Huston, John Huston, Vernon Watt, Roger AUaman, Duane Ischer, Dick Killey, James Tomlin, Jan DeScIms, Hugh Forbes and Bob Sawyer. Roseville Briefs Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Smith of Garden Grove, Calif., are visiting this week with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith and with Mrs. Zella Adair. Fred Smith is an uncle of Harold Smith. Mrs. Zella Adair returned to her home on Monday from a visit with friends in Bradenton, Fla. Mrs. Alice Boyd of Galesburg has returned home after spending a week here with her mother, Mrs. Ina Flood. Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton and Susanne, of Rock Island, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reed of Stronghurst, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas of Burlington, Iowa., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brodie of Macomb were visitors on Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Reed. The Ruth Circle and the Esther Circle of the Methodist Church will meet Monday at 8 p.m. building program may contactSth grade those elected were READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Milk Output Record Set By Average Illinois Cow the other members of the class of 1967, they will arrive on campus Sept. 21 for a 3-day orientation period prior to the beginning of Quanstrom and Mrs. Edward -still due on the grade school con- .Swanson were luncheon guests struction; so that in no year will Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. Ben taxes be increased much. Quanstrom. By retiring the bonds in 17 SPRINGFIELD (UPD - The average" Illinois milk cow performed a blue-ribbon feat last month. She produced more milk than had even been done during an August. The Illinois Cooperative Crop Reporting Service said the average production per cow was 600 pounds of milk, a record high for the month. It was 3 per cent higher than ast August and 9 per cent better than any August from 1957 to 1961, considered the average period for comparison purposes. And, of course, it was the best yield for any August on record as Nr back as 1931. The August 1962 average production oi 67Q pounds was ihe closest to last month's record. By comparison, the average cow was yielding only 445 pounds of milk in August, 1947. Last month's blue-ribbon effort was not the best yield in any year, though. In May of thi«; year the average production was 310 pounds, which may end up being the all-around record yield. Crop Reporting Service records go back to 1931 and the closest record yield to that of last May was 800 pounds of milk given by the average milk cow in May, 1962. The efforts of Illinois milk cows have helped the state rank ninth among the 50 states in milk production. But where there are ups, there also are downs. Tho total milk production for August, as reported by the Crop Reporting Service, is down 3 per cent from last August and down 10 per cent from the 1957-61 average. Total production last month was 349 million pounds, compared with 360 million pounds in August, 1962, and 389 million pounds for the August five-year average. Except for year-to - year increases for one or two years, total milk production during August aad during the entire year has been dropping. For the 1957-61 avcraue, production varied from 267 million pounds in 1960 to 431 million pounds in 1957. Between 1947 and 195T, the August high was 489 million pounds in 1949. Improve Fanning Methods Part of the reason for better per-cow yields is more efficient farming methods, including better feeds, care of dairy animals and better milking devices. With better yields per cow, some farmers feel they don 't need as large a herd. But over -all numbers of cows are decreasing faster than individual cows are producing the higher yields, meaning smaller over-all production of milk. It is possible, farm experts predict, that fewer cows eventually will be yielding more milk than larger number of milk animals did in earlier years, if inventories don't continually drop off. There were 539,000 milk cows on Illinois farms in 1963, compared with 852.000 animals on Illinois farms in 1953, and 1,038,000 milk cows jp 1947.

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