The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1955 · Page 58
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 58

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 20, 1955
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Bam Construction Changes; FewShingling Bees Seen Now NEWS - MARKETS - NATURES - CALENDAR Long Service 4-H Left to right above are Paton-Dana Judging Team in Top 15 at Waterloo • «n in nirni annvr i..r • • • » Monoid, Keith Brown, Mrs. Clyde Sltft< .n^ Wnlse K McWillIan; and flair Badger, all 4-H leader. With five ' years' service. THE JEFFERSON BEE Jefferson, Iowa, Oct. 11, 1955 The change in our method of living has had its effect on the way a barn Is constructed, just as it has changed everything else we do. Some can remember when we had old-fashioned barn raisings and shingling bees. The neighbors would nil ccme in. The men would do the, construction work and the women would cook dinner—and what a dinner! Some of the heavy timbers were hnnd-hewn logs. It took a skillful man with an axe to fit the points. Then in many cases the logs were joined together with wooden pegs or with large square spikes. It is not unusual to see one of these old barns still standing. Just as this old method has changed, so hns the type of structure become different. There is no place in the barn anymore for old Dobbin. The horse stalls, the most essential part of the barn then, are no more. In their pln?e is a pen for pigs, milking stanchions or feed bunks for cattle. —with Walnut Grove's "4x4" Life-Cycle Feeding Program, My hogs get a special supplement for each stage of growth from birth to market. The "4x4" way saves time. Saves work. Produces pork for lOc per pound or USE THE WALNUT GROVE 4x4 'LIFE-CYCLE PROGRAM W. ED MILLARD 1006 N. Magnolia St. Jefferson, Iowa Phone 426 Lightning Struck Darn On July 31 of this year lightning struck the barn on Tim Hall's farm in Greenbrier township. It burned to the ground and while he didn't lose any livestock, it meant building a new barn. Tim bought some good lumber at a reasonable price. Then he hired Ralph Merriam and his crew to go to work. Before too long the barn will be completed. Tim said he would have it in time "to house his cattle before cold weather. The barn is 36 feet by 50 feet, has cement footings and a cement floor. It has the hay compartment in the center, extending to the floor with room for cattle on one side and hogs on the other. In the future there will be a grain bin built into one corner. Tim is the son of Mr and Mrs Clint Hall, who also live in Greenbrier. He married Lola Krueger from Bagley and in 19OT moved to the farm which he now owns and lives on. They have two daughters -^Lila, now Mrs Roger Bartlett of Des Moines, And Juliann, now Mrs Gene Mrzena. Merits Of Oats As A Livestock Feed A T;heap substitute for corn in livestock rations is reported by G. R. Carlisle.'livestock.specialist at the University of Illinois. The market value of onts usually about 60 percent that of a pound of corn, according to an article in Successful Farming magazine for October. But the article states that for fattening hogs the two are about the snme as long as oats constitute no more than one-fourth of the ration. In fattening beef, two bushels of oats may be used for one bushel of corn. More oats may be used in early fattening but no more than one-fourth during the last third of the period. For lambs, oats have a feeding value about 80 percent that of shelled corn. When feeding oats to beef cattle, they should be coarsely ground; however for hogs the oats should be fine while they should be fed whole to lambs, Fertilized Pasture Ups Product Cattle raised on fertilized pasture produced products of more than twice the value of similar cattle raised on unfertilized pasture in tests at the University of Minnesota, according to October's Successful Farming magazine. High Loss of Profit When Eggs Are Dirty The Ic.-.s in profit per year from dirty efgJ rur.s into the millions of dollars, W. R. Whitfield, Iowa State college extension poultryman, reported recently. He said records of the Iowa poultry demonstration flocks point an accusing finger at the litter condition in the laying houses as the major cause. Several Solutions There are several solutions to the dirty egg problem being suggested by those in the poultry industry, he said. Some believe a complete change of nesting equipment is the answer to the problem. Others think they will eventually find the solution in some special type of litter. Still others believe if they could gather the eggs more often there would be 100 percent clean eggs. Whitfield said that these factors Whitfield said that all these factors are rlated to the dirty egg problem. But he declared, the most im- pdrtant factor in a clean egg program appears to be the litter condition. The importance of dry litter is often overlooked and Whitfield said, it is probably the most difficult and most expensive condition to correct Long Time Problem Dirty eggs have been a problem for a long time. Whitfield said it will take a long-term program to solve the problem, with the producers and processors collaborating The whole industry right now is "dead center" in having no agreement as to the program needed in producing clean eggs, he pointed out. No one solution has been found to get 100 per cent clean eggs Whitfield said a program to produce clean eggs should emphasize litter condition but include other factor; of nesting equipment and frequency of gathering eggs. Competition for better markets is stimulating strong interest among producers and processors in every major surplus egg-producing area. He said the new egg-grading lav, and other stimuli calling the problem to the attention of groups and individuals are essential if lowans are to sell Iowa eggs at a profit. SPECIAL DAIRY SALE at Farmers Sale Co. CAKUOLL, IOWA 150 HEAD THURS., OCT. 20 Selling Time 1:00 p.m. Sharp Lowell Hoyle, t'hurdan, Iowa, is dispersing his high grade herd of Guernseys in this sale—24 head. 4 1st talf heifers. 10 Cows, some milking now. others springers. Age 3-6 years old. Some are calfhood vaccinated, balance Tli and Hangs tested. Have 5 good Guernseys, one party, young and heavy springers. 15 Holstein heifers coming with first calf. 12 flolstein heifers, 3*5 years old, fresh to heavy springers. 5 Good Holstein cows, one party, springers. 16 Holstein heifers, 1-2 years old. 11 Brown Swiss: 4 Swiss heifers, springers. 2 Cows, second calf. > 5 Calves, 3-6 months old. All above cattle are call Hood or Tli and Banj:s tested. Bring papers with cattle tested, individual papers if possible. Your cattle sell better when we can furnish the papers. Will have dairy cattle of all breeds and more than advertised. 1 look for a good sale. The good ones are selling UK. Let me Unow what you are bringing. TERMS — CASH AL BOSS, manager Member of Stale and National Auctioneer Association Boss, Irlberk. IVlcLau^liliu. Sporrer, Auctioneers lit. Langeiifeld, Inspector End Of CCC Surplus Butter Commodity Credit Corporation surplus butter stocks may be eliminated by the end of this year, according to the October issue of Successful Farming magazine. It is not considered likely that Secretary of Agriculture Benson will increase the support level for the year beginning April 1. The Lay of the Land By WAYNE CANINE Extension Director It Is that time of year again when farmers are thinking about their fall fertilization program. We have seen some bulk spreaders in the fields of Sam Miller and Alvin Flack north of Farlln; Clyde Byrns and Bob Fredericks In the southern part of the county, and others in the past week and I am sure that we will he seeing more in the weeks to come. Many farmers are making applications on their corn stalk ground and having their plowing completed yet this fall. Fertilizer test results show that fall applications of phosphate and potash give excellent results and the fall application of nitrogen can well be done this late in the season as soil temperature is down to the point where there would be very little loss of the nitrogen. The same token farmers are taking quite a number of, soil tests which is of course the best, way to plan your fertilization program. It is still taking about six weeks to get the results back from Ames but we feel'that the time is well spent in planning a successful program. •fertilization I have been put on the spot several times since I estimated corn yields in the county would be 45 bushels. I am happily pleased, as well as the farmers, to find that yields are some what better than anticipated. In test in? the five acre corn yield test plots this last week we find that Delmar Van Horn's yielded 116 bushel per acre. We know that there are many other fields in the county that are making 100 bushel or more and we are happy to find this situation true. I also realize that there are quite a number of fields that are yielding about 25 bushel to the acre which certainly pulls down the county average. I hope that my future estimates will also be conservative so we will all feel happier when the final yields show that they are actually better than what I had predicted. Paton—The Paton-Dana judging team played among the top 15 teams at the Dairy Cattle Congress held ait Waterloo recently. The team was^among the Gold Emblem teams as being tops at this largest dairy judging contest of its kind in the nation. One hundred and sitfty-'five teams from all over the state of Iowa competed for honors in the 1955 Iowa Vocational Agriculture FFA Dairy Cattle contest. This contest not only includes judging six different classes of dairy cattle of six different breeds, but also has production problems on feeding;and management; 40 questions on dairy products; and a large pedigree problem, consisting of 25 questions on how to read and judge pedigrees of dairy cattle.- In judging the six classes of dairy cattle, thrfie classes are judged by their looks on dairy type; their production records are also given and the final placings have to consider both type and production. The other three classes are judged only on looks alone, but all are good top cattle and it's not just picking the culls from a few real good animals, but selecting the best, second, third and fourth from four good Close top animals, from the same breed of dairy cattle, Sheldon Martin, Paton vocational agriculture instructor, reports. Two of the Paton-Dana boys placed in the top 15 boys in judging as individuals — James and Jerry Lawton, sons of Mr and Mrs John Lawton of Paton. Other high-ranking boys were Don' Thompson, son of Mr and Mrs Don Thompson of Dana, who judged ,on the team and James Heflle- flnger, who won a Gold award for handling dairy cattle at the judging contest. Mr Martin points out that the boys who participate on the judging team one year are not eligible to participate any of the following years they take vocational agriculture, so that all boys judging in these contest are fairly new at it, and on a near equal basis, except as to vocational agriculture or 4-H experience gained with livestock before going on the judging team. The Patftn team has been very successful this year. They placed second in Greene County Fair. First at Spencer Fair, and in the Gold Emblem Division at the Dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo. This concludes the livestock judging work until next July ' when a new team will be formed. Haste Makes Waste Ninety percent of the corn harvest accidents in Iowa last year were caused by hurrying»or using an unsafe method. There were 200 accidents last year. "Every Iowa'Farmer Should Own At Least One J&Zct Tractor" FARQUHAR BROWN TRACTOR CO. Jefferson. Iowa Flock Owners Meeting Saturday Oct. 15,7:30 pm EVERYBODY INVITED! All present flock owners and anyone interested in the Chemmel Hatchery Flock Program, We will discuss the new grinding and mixing pro* gram recently released by Mr, Chemmel. We are now paying 75c a dozen for eggs H and M HATCHERY CALL 922 us FARM SALE CALENDAR Friday, Oct. 21—Joe Harper, Ronald Frantz, Grand Junction; Frank Beech, Lloyd Black, Farhamville. Landrace and Yorkshire Boar and Gilt sale at Jefferson Fair Grounds, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Wayne MacDonald. One mile north, l : >i west of Scranton on cemetery road. Tuesday, Oct. 25—Frantz Bros. Annual Purebred Hampshire Boar and Gilt sale. At the farm one mile east of Grand Junction, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday ,Nov. 2—Max Herrick. On the Geo. . Herrick farm, 1 '{• miles south of Grand Junction on No. 144 and % east or 5 miles north and IVi west of Rippey. Wednesday, Nov. 30—Mrs. Clarence Hunt. 2 miles southeast of Jefferson. Thursday, Dec. 1—James Allen. Five boys 4-H leaders and one girls leader were honored for five years of service Monday night of last week at the annual 4-H Leadership banquet. Honored for work with the girl.s was Mrs Clyde Slininger of the HardineUes. 'Honored for work with the boys were Clalr Badger of Greenbrier. Keith Brown of Willow. Frrd Honold of Willow and WilUe MsWill- iam of Dawson-Paton. Due to an error in records Mrs James Graven was mistakenly cited at the banquet as a five-year girl.'; leader. Sylvester Main Speaker The featured speaker was E. F Sylvester, weed specialist with tiu> extension service, Iowa State coi- lege. He spoke on why good leaders are needed, using quotations on leadership from outstanding: Americans. 2 He reminded the ftfoup that 4-H le.iders hnve an obligation to carry MI this leadership heritage of past generations. Special nutsic was provided by the Jefferson High school instrumental music department. Wayne Canine, eoiimy extension director ,va.s master of ceremonies. The Kev Earl McGinness of the Jefferson Methodist chutvh gave the invoea- There were 100 persons present at ;he banquet, including le.iders, as- <i3t-ant.s, their husbands and wives Tiie dinner was held at the Greene County Golf and Country club. WANT ADS ARE OUR BUSINESS LET THEM HELP YOURS HOT POINTS HOW MANA6E SO WELL TO GET MONEY PROM Farm Calendar Farm Bureau Oct. 12—Franklin Township Farm Bureau, Cooper School House, 8:00 p.m. Oct. 19—Young Married Farmers, Halloween Party, Farm Bureau Office, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25—Annual Meeting, Farm Bureau, 6:30 p.m. Oat. 3-1—Greenbrier Township Farm Bureau, Greenbrier Church, 8:00 pjn. Extension Service Oct. 18—Conference on Education. BEC Building, 8:00 p.m. Oct. 24—Boys 4-H Leaders regular meeting, Farm Bureau Office, 8:00 p.m. ' \ THREATEN TO 60 HOME TO MOTHER AND HE FORKS OVER, THE FARE vrni TAtJ DEPEND OH DURUM BROS. ELECTRIC row THE TUHWEEKHPEUAU 2 Good Used REFUIGKItATORS 2 Good Used GAS RANGES 1 ELECTRIC RANGE SEE THESE. QUALITY APPLIANCES vtfi&d eutct, 3tnvicL, I NORTH WEST CORNER of Q | BEFORE PLOWING - SPREAD FERTILIZER We have Three Bulk Spreader Trucks ready to spread your hulk fertilizer before you plow. PLOW-UNDER FERTILIZER is placed away from next year's surface weed area. PLOW-UNDER FERTILIZER is deeply placed so that the corn can use it longer through the season. PLOW-UNDER FERTILIZER can trucks without packing the ground. be pliecl PLOW- UNDER FERTILIZER good results this year. hv bulk fall is giving Our bulk spreading service can provide you the fertilizer grades you want promptly — and by using- our bulk material you can save money — and a lot of hard work, CALL 684 OR DROP BY THE STORE Another good thing about an electric razor is that nobody has yet found a way to sharpen pencils with it. DON'T FORGET Ol'R FAI I, A I'- PLIED ANIIYPKOl-S AMim>N A IS YOUll BEST NITltOGEX Biv n, „•, . , thcmolllctcrs IWW '

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