Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 27, 1963 · Page 24
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, September 27, 1963
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Grain Farmers Double Farm and Family Earnings * The top fifth of northern Illinois grain farmers earned twice as much as the low fifth, according to a recent survey of 1962 Farm Business Records. * University of Illinois farm management specialist JX F. Wilken reports that in a sample of 112 farms the 1 top 37 grain farmers had Lynn Center Dairy Herd Output Cited Eleven Henry County dairymen produced 314,055 pounds of milk arid 11,680 pounds of butterfat during August 1963, according to Donald Taylor, Henry County DHIA supervisor. The average milk production for the month was 930 pounds of milk and average butterfat production was 34.4 pounds pel' cow for the month of August. There were 291 cows on test. ;Leading the association was Archie Worm, Lynn Center, with a .herd of 18 Holstein cows. The herd produced 1,389 pounds of milk and 48.6 pounds of butterfat per cow for the month of August. • Second high herd for the association was that of Hadley Brothers, Cambridge Route 2, with 39 Jersey cows producing an average of 97C pounds of milk and 46.8 pounds of butterfat per cow. Rates Third John Harber, Atkinson, had tliird high with 27 Holstein cows producing an average of 1,230 pounds of milk and 39.3 pounds of butterfat per cow. Four cows in this herd were dry. IDwain Hogue, Geneseo Route 3, ranked fourth high herd with 29 Guernsey cows producing an average of 738 pounds of milk and 35.0 pounds of butterfat per cow. r .W. C. and J. Robert Young, Cambridge Route 2, had 30 Guernsey cows producing an average of 747 pounds of milk and 34.1 pj&unds of butterfat. Berwick Couple Attend Meet ©f Company ^BERWICK — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kirby attended the Illinois Mutual Insurance Co. convention at Peoria. farm and family earnings of $13,232 compared with $6,140 for the low 37. Variations in returns for grain and livestock on these farms and returns per unit of land, labor and capital showed strong and weak points in farm management. Hit $25,211 Total sales of crops and livestock amounted to $25,211 for high-return farms and $19,406 for low-return farms. The high-return group of farmers had more capital invested in their farms — $131,561 compared with $116,422 for the low-return group. High-return farmers harvested 114.3 bushels of corn per acre compared with 97.2 bushels for low - return farmer s. Soybean yields were 36.4 bushels per aero for the high-earning group and 31.8 bushels for the low-earning group. Larger acreages of high- value crops also contributed to higher returns. Top-earning farmers planted 71.6 per cent of their total acreage in corn and soybeans compared with 60.5 per cent for the low-return group. For each dollar spent on non- feed costs, high-earning farmers earned $1.27 and low-earning farmers $ .91. Similar for Two Groups The summary points out that total costs per farm were similar for the two groups. These items included cash operating expenses, unpaid labor, machinery and equipment and depreciation. High-return farmers spent $1,738 per farm on fertilizers compared with $1,342 for the low-return group. Soil productivity rating and total farm acreage were about equal. The complete summary of 1962 Illinois Farm Business Records has been published in Circular 874. Copies are available from any county farm adviser or from the College of Agriculture at Urbana. Pattern of Hog Prices Appraised By LEONARD H. WOODS (Galesburg Order Buyers, Inc.) Hog prices are exactly where they were one week ago. Base price remains at $15, 1 and 2 grades 200 to 230 pounds sell $15.25 to $15.50 and sorted l's on the overnight and early arrival basis top at $15.75. There is one very noticeable difference in this week's hog trade. Last week packers were aggressive buyers for all the hogs they could buy and hogs were moving freely. This week farmers have started combining beans and hogs are not moving in large numbers, but packers are not looking for numbers. They complain that demand for pork is very slow and if it does not improve, they are going to cut their kills and try to buy hogs lower. We hear this same story from all packers and from buyers and salesmen at all markets. Probably the arrival of fall while midsummer temperatures prevail has not helped the pork business. Unseasonable warm weather almost always slows down pork sales and this week is no exception. Looks at Market A leading market analyst estimates that per capita meat consumption will reach an all time high in 1963, probably around 167 pounds, employment remains at a relatively high level and so demand for pork and beef should be generally good. Hog prices already have declined more than usual for this early in the season and normally should hold fairly stable, but right now supplies are larger than normal and warm weather is causing demand to be normal. We may at least temporarily see some lower hog prices. "Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith of Rock Island spent a weekend with Smith's parents, Mr. and iSrs. Ralph Smith. £Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Norris Meachum and Miss Lilly Fordyce were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and B|rs. Herman Adwell. Afternoon cgllers at the Adwell home were Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Simmons ol California, Miss Dellia Sim- rijons and Mr. and Mrs. Harland Ewing of Roseville. *The Intermediate Sunday School Class held a wiener roast Sunday at the home of the teacher, Mrs. Loren Smyers. »Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hiett and baby and James Hiett of /&on spent Sunday with their grandmother, Mrs. Minnie B. McMahill. iMr. and Mrs. James Hess and family of Clarence, Iowa, spent the weekend with Hess' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hess. ^Vern Reynolds has returned to his home after spending the past tyo weeks at St. Mary's Hospital, where he had surgery. *Mr. and Mrs. Charles Head ate the parents of a daughter bjprn Sept. 22. She has been named Sarah Bartette. i'Mr. and Mrs. Herman Adwell vlere hosts at a Saturday supper. T^iose present were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hayward and April Joy oftHyannis, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Everett Morss, Mr. and Mrs. Jarnes Morss and Mr. and Mrs. Norris Meachum. New Windsor Meet Features Floral Designs NEW WINDSOR - Mrs. Ruth Schellinger of the Viola flower and gift shop was guest speaker [•at the meeting of the auxiliary to George Norris Post of the American Legion Monday. Mrs. Schillinger demonstrated flower arrangements and gave suggestions for planting and raising flowers. Mrs. Emil Johnson received the arrangement which she donated. Appreciative notes were read from Mrs. Ben Ratekin and Mrs. Eugene Benson for recent gifts from the unit. The group will hold a fall breakfast and consignment bazaar table at the Legion Hall Nov. 21. Mrs. Larry Johnson, president, offered suggestions to send to veterans' children at Christmas. She displayed toy animals which will be made by the auxiliary members instead of tray favors, their usual project. Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Joe Hennenfent, Mrs. Arnold Roquet and Mrs. Richard W. Anderson, members of the building committee, will meet at the hall, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in regard to new cupboard space which they plan to have constructed. Mrs Wayne Hickok was hostess. ^University of Illinois research sjlpws that phosphorus is a very important element in getting top wheat yields. Dean Louis B. Howard of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture has announced the names of 41 agricultural and business leaders who will serve on advisory committees for the coming year. CUSTOM Processing and Butchering BUTCHERING HOGS AND BEEF 6 DAYS EVERY WEEK. Our expert meat cutters assure you oi getting most cuts from your beef or bogs. Processed to your individual family needs and packed in the best plastic coated freezer paper. BUTCHERING CHARGE: BEEF $5, HOGS $2.50 W« Uft A Pthafring Machine* to Give A Packinghouse Job I WESTERN ZERO LOCKER "Customer Satisfaction Is Our Aim" otne IQalesburg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 1963 PAGE 22 Interest Hiked on Issue Of Holding Soybean Crop NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK Oct. 13-19 Henry County Homemakers Program Set Final program highlights for Henry County Homemakers Ex tension Association have been dis closed by Alice Ann Simons, home adviser. She noted that the 1963 1964 offerings are designed to ap peal to a variety of interests Areas represented are foods, fam ily life, clothing, personal devel opment, home and public affaii's Major lessons to be presented during the year in local units throughout the county include "Your Personal Clothing Plan," "Face to Face," "Community Health," "Democracy Grows," "Southern Cookery," "Your Money's Worth in Home Furnishings," "Care and Use of Electrical Equipment," "Selection of Cooking Utensils," "How to Interest Children in Worthwhile Creative Experiences" and "Yeast Breads of Other Lands." Notes Main Purpose Miss Simons emphasizes that the main purpose of the organization is one of education, for both rural and urban residents. She points out that the following special programs are being planned for men and women of the county: "Highlights on Insurance and Changing Social Security Laws," "Housing and Landscape" and "Farm and Family Money Management." Feature lessons scheduled for the new year include "What Your Hands Tell Others," "Unusual Crusts for Filled Pies," "How to Improve Your Memory," "Flag Etiquette," "Wild Flower Identification," "One-Day Vacations," "Children's Etiquette," "Matting Pictures," "Manicure Procedures," "Left-Over Meats Can Be Tasty!," "Choosing Children's Toys" and "Psychology of Gift- Giving." Further facets that add depth to the program are creative craft sessions and planned tours to numerous points of interest. Yates City School Meals Announced YATES CITY—Following are meals for the Yates City School unit hot lunch program for next week: Monday— Steamed hamburgers, sliced cheese, buttered corn, apple crisp. Tuesday—Hani, esealloped potatoes, buttered peas, cottage cheese, pears. Wednesday—Spaghetti and meat, buttered green beans, slaw, fruit. Thursday—Chicken and noodles, buttered spinach and peas, Jello salad. Friday—Macaroni and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, carrot sticks, green beans and apricots. Bread, butter and milk with each day's menu. More than 350 reporters and advisers from Future Farmers of America chapters throughout Illinois will attend a reporters' workshop this fall. SIXTEEN MILLION school children buy economical, nutritious noon meals at school every day under the National School Lunch Program, through which, the U. S. Department of Agriculture provides about 20 per cent of the total cost in cash and food. In. recognition of the efforts of local citizens who run the program in 68,000 schools across the Nation, the President has proclaimed National School Lunch Week, Oct. 13-19, during which school and community activities will point up the contributions of school feeding to the health and well-being of tomorrow's citizens. FLUORESCENT ORANGE (DAYTIME) REFLECTIVE RED (NIGHTTIME) "SMV" SPELLS SAFETY—A new identifying symbol is taking some of the hazard out of driving in Ohio. The SMV (slow moving vehicle) emblem, designed by agricultural engineer Kenneth A. Harkness of Ohio State University, serves as an unmistakable warning to other motorists. Designed to be used on such slow vehicles as farm tractors, highway construction vehicles or animal-drawn vehicles, the emblem is a 14-inch high triangle colored fluorescent orange in the center for daylight utility and reflective red around the border for night activity. Adjustment Is Difficult Sometimes for Children By L. H. SIMERL (Agriculture Economist) Every year at this time soybean producers try to decide whether it will pay them to hold soybeans. There is more than usual interest in this question this year, so we will list some facts about the soybean market. According to Professor T. A. Hieronymus of our staff, the demand for soybeans is increasing about five per cent a year. Soybean production, however, does not increase steadily, but by irregular steps. Consequently we sometimes have more beans than we use, and in other years we could use more than we have. In the marketing year ending with September we used practi­ cally the entire supply of soybeans, and we may do so again in the coming year. If it appears (hat a shortage will develop before the 1964 harvest begins, prices will rise substantially. If prices rise too early, utilization will be reduced and prices will decline later in the marketing year. Cites Short Run In the short run, prices for soybeans can increase moderately with only a small loss of markets. But in the long run there are many substitutes which would replace soybeans and soybean products. This is apparent from a fitudy of the uses made of our yoybean crop. In the 1962-63 marketing year we used and exported close to 700 million bushels of soy- By DAVID NYDICK UPI Education Specialist Adjustment during the early weeks of the school year is difficult for some children. The new situation may create apprehension and uneasiness. As parents you may become aware of these developments at home. You should make an early contact with the teacher. Close cooperation between the parents and the teacher can be very helpful. Many times the teacher can correct the problem with a few friendly remarks and a little extra attention. If this is not successful, you might have to approach this situation in a more complete manner. Part of a child's education is learning to adjust to all kinds of events. He must learn how to make friends, work in a group and talk to new acquaintances. There are many youngsters who develop these skills quickly and easily. Those who don't know how to accomplish these tilings properly should be given advice and some definite instruction. Protect Child It is important to protect a child with these problems from embarrassing situations. One reason for shyness or fear is a lack of self-confidence. The shy child is often terrified when pushed to perform in front of a group whether it be his classmates or relatives. He becomes uneasy, forgets his lines, and may even cry. This only serves to cause a greater IOSS of confidence. Work the opposite way. Start by building his confidence. Teach him the techniques for getting along with people. He should understand that other children don't like to be ignored. They like children who are relaxed and seem to enjoy themselves. Provide opportunities for the child to participate in activities with other children. These activities should be those in which the child has enthusiasm and interest. Explain how people compromise. The answer to a disagreement is not always yes or no. It often is a center road. As individuals learn to work out their differences they become closer friends. They are also more desirable people. Teach the child methods for talking in front of a group. If he feels more confident, let him read his speech, He may eventually develop the confidence so that he will feel more relaxed, and willing to speak to a group. This is the type of problem which can only be solved slowly. It needs a great deal of understanding and patience. Pressure's will probably increase the problem. Self-confidence is a valuable asset. It means that an individual feels pretty good about hims«lf. He feels that he has something to offer others. It is natural for an individual to have the greatest confidence in areas where he has the greatest ability. Therefore, you should identify these areas and build upon them. As soon as other children begin to respect the shy child he is on the way to correcting his problem. Remember that individuals are quite different. There is room in society for all types. There is no need for a basically shy child to become an aggressive one. It is important that he respect himself. Difference in Hogmen's Returns Shows in Study The more efficient hog farmers in Illinois produced their hogs on less feed at lower cost and received higher returns per unit of feed fed than the less efficient farmers. In a summary of 1962 Farm Business Records, University of Illinois farm management specialist D. F. Wilken reports differences in returns ranging from $187 per $100 of feed fed for the top 25 per cent of the farms down to $159 for the lower 25 per cent. An analysis of 725 Illinois hog farmers' records showed that the high-return group used 366 pounds of feed per hog compared with 458 pounds for the low-return group. Cost of feed varied from $8.64 per 100 pounds for the high- return group to $10.94 for the low- return group. High-return farmers with 61 litters of hogs acta ally saved $2,300 on feed. See Little Difference There was little difference be tween the high and low groups in the number of hogs raised However, the high-return farmers received slightly higher prices for hogs marketed—$16.40 per 100 pounds compared with $16.07. High-earning farmers weaned 7.6 pigs per litter compared with 7.1 on low-return farms. They also lost only 12 pigs after wean ing compared with 22 on low earning farms. Copies of Circular 874, the com plete summary of 1962 Illinois Farm Business Records, are available from any county farm adviser or from the College of Agriculture at Urbana. Poor Demand For Pork Drops Prices BUSHNELL — A poor demand for pork items has caused a drop in hog prices, according to a market summary produced by the Bushnell Stockyards farm service department. The summary follows: Hog receipts are slightly larger, than last week and are more than ample for the present demand. Warm, dry weather in many areas has evidently had some affect on the dressed pork movement. However, additional declines in the cattle market is placing beef in more competitive position compared to pork. Again it is necessary to mention the constant competition from poultry. Turkeys are being raised in larger volume now and are in competition to meat all the year instead of only Thanksgiving and Christmas as in the past. This poor demand for pork has caused a backlog of the product and is being reflected in lower live hog prices. Farmers Comment We have heard several farmers remark that they didn't want to buy more corn at higher prices and sell their hogs at tower prices. Rather than feed :new corn to the hogs that were heavy enough for market, they decided to ship them and take the price and to keep the lights back for the cornfields and hope the market shows an improvement when they are ready. Cattle numbers are expected to be as much as 3 per cent over last year and could continue another year or two. Hog prices in §arly 1964 will depend mostly on the size of this fall's pig crop. If present farrowing intentions are carried out, lower prices are expected. A reduction in the pig crop would tend to help hold prices at higher levels. The present price of hogs compared to corn prices will probably have a lot to do with discouraging many from getting into the hog business. It also could lower the numbers of sows to farrow for those already in the business. It looks like a reduction in hog numbers is necessary because plentiful supplies of beef at at tractive prices to the consumer will have a tendency to hold pork prices down, and over-supplies of hogs would hurt prices more. Attends Urbana Meet ALTONA—Mrs. Loren E. Johnston attended a meeting of the Social Science Survey Committee in Urbana Saturday. She is a member of the committee. This is a state committee ap pointed by the state superintend ent of schools, Ray Page, for the purpose of evaluating the teach ing of the social studies in Illinois secondary schools. Hold Hayrack Ride RIO — The Rio Livestock 4-H Club held a wiener roast and hayrack ride Monday. The party was held at the home of Terry Leafgreen with 65 members, parents and guests present. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leafgreen, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Pottorf, and Mr. and Mrs. James Million served as hosts and hostesses. beans. Of this amount 68 per cent was crushed in this country, 26 per cent was exported and 6 per cent was used on farms, mostly for seed. A bushel of soybeans yields about 10.7 pounds of oil and 47 ]K)unds of meal. The oil is used mostly for shortening, margarine and salad and cooking oils. The meal is used mostly as a high- protein feed for livestock and poultry. Sells for Eight Cents Soybean oil is selling for about eight cents a pound, making the oil from a bushel of beans worth 116 cents. Soybean meal at Decatur mills for delivery in October is selling at around $74 a ton, or 3.7 cents a pound. This makes the meal from a bushel of beans worth $1.74. The meal and oil together are worth $2.60. This $2.60 is what is available for paying all processing costs (including labor, interest, depreciation, fuel, power, etc.), freight to the mill, local elevator expenses — and the farmer. A nearby elevator is offering $2.49 to the farmer. Soybean oil sells in competition with many other fats and oils. These include cottonseed oil, lard, beef fat, corn oil, safflovver oil, peanut oil, olive oil and butter. If the price of soybean oil rises, manufacturers use larger amounts of the competing fats and oils, and less soybean oil. Reserve, or surplus, stocks of soybean oil are estimated at 925 million pounds. Soybean meal is the principal high - protein feed available to farmers. If the price of soybeans rises, most of the increase will be passed on to farmers in the form of higher prices for soybean meal and mixed feeds. A rise of 25 cents a bushel for soybeans might raise the cost of soybean meal about 15 per cent. Anniversary Celebrated at Altona Home ALTONA — A group of 45 friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Miss Hattie Larson Monday to help her celebrate her birthday. Guests were present from Galesburg, Oneida, Galva and Altona and from Gary and Hobart, Ind. Mrs. Olga Johnson has returned to her home at Gary, Ind., after a visit of several days with her cousin, Miss Hattie Larson. Rev. M. A. Johnson, a former Altona resident, has returned to his home at Hobart, Ind., after a visit with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson. AJtona WSCS Meets ALTONA —WSCS met recently at the home of Mrs. Russel Clay. Worship leader was Mrs. Gladys Hopkins and lesson leader was Mrs. Otis Johnson. It was reported that $40 was raised in the bakeless bake sale. Mrs. Wayne Biehl was named honorary vice president. Members decided to join the Oneida WSCS for a study class session in October. The Altona pastor will be the teacher. LOWEST PRICE EVER PAY CASH — SAVE 10% Picked up ot our dock. YOUR LAST CHANCE AT THESE LOW, LOW PRICES! There are more than 100 zoo­ noses, diseases common to man and animals. They include rabies, tuberculosis and encephalitis, a University of Illinois veterinarian reports. About one-third of all deaths or injuries resulting from traffic accidents occur to pedestrians. Many of those involved are young children. Earlier Grazing of Diverted Acres Okayed Beginning Oct. 1, most of the acreage diverted under the 1963 feed grain and wheat stabilization programs will be released from program restrictions on grazing, Edward J. Meagher, Chairman of the Illinois Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, has aiuiounced. This authorization does not ex­ tend to diverted acreage which is devoted to wildlife food plots, or diverted acreages on which grain or oilseed crops have matured in l'J63. The chairman explained that the grazing restrictions are being relaxed as part of the general effort to keep provisions of farm programs m line with practical farming operations, and to alleviate, to some extent, the shortage of forage in areas containing spotty drought conditions. Meagher further explained that no harvesting or other removal for any purpose of a crop on the diverted acres is authorized by this announcement. DeForest Pride Pig Creep 50 GRAM LEVEL AUREOMYCIN Pellets in 50 lb. paper bags. 'At ton or ton lots only. Less 10% YOU PAY $108.00 $ 10.80 *97 20 DeForest Pride Custom 40% FOR PIGS ON PASTURE Pellets in 50 lb. Less paper bags. YOU Vt ton or ton lots only. PAY- 10% $111.00 $ 11.10 $AA90 99 DeForest Pride Custom 35% FOR SOWS AND PIGS Pellets in 50 lb. Less 10% paper bags. YOU Vz ton or ton lots only. PAY $106.00 $ 10.60 $9540 DeForest Feed & Seed Co. GALESBURG, ILLINOIS ABINGDON, ILLINOIS

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