Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 31, 1970 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, December 31, 1970
Page 11
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Section B Page* 1*8 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Classified Alton, Illinois, Thursday, Dec. 31, 1970 Comity tension Adviser fcfiWARDsVlLLE - A Rote flf optimism typical at this time each year is observed iitttong farmers now as they iMke frext year's htm flans, they fe61 sorely ffifA, year Ml. not bring as many problems as tftey had in 1970 — the corn blight, cutworms, corn borer, mild drought, and recent low hog prices to list general problems affecting all farmers. .Yet they know We/are not out of the corn blight problem. About one-fourth of the seed corn available to plant in 1971 is susceptible to istic over crop outlook for '71 corn blight. It's almost impossible now to get any seed corn-of the hybrids normally grown here which are resistant to .the blight. ,The choice of the combination of crops to grow and major production practices to use next year depends upon many variables, some of which are unknown. No one knows how bad corn blight will be in 1971. Each must make his own judgment. My judgment is to make plans assuming that corn blight will, be at least as severe next year as' in 1970. Expected, physical yield, expected market prices of- various grains, and expected costs of -production are other major judgments . farmers need to make in relation to the corn blight situation. Other management considerations which rnay modify the choice of cropping system on the basis of expected net income include provisions of government programs, previous crops grown on land, herbicide residues, labor balance, capital position, tenure arrangement, and livestock program needs. More details of the above factors in relation to corn blight, and estimated cost and income figures under different degrees of corn leaf blight, Will be discussed at the Madison County agronomy day program in Edwardsville, Feb. 18. Madison County farmers indicate plans to increase grain sorghum acreage very slightly next year. No major change from corn to grain sorghum has been indicated by local farmers. Grain sprgh'um acreage in Madison Couh'ty has been low in relation to corn acreage in the past, because grain sorghum in most situations produces 90 per cent of the Value of a normal corn crop. Livestock producer" are considering grain sorghum as a substitute for part of their usual corn acreage to provide some hedge against a bad corn blight year. Grain sorghum seed is available to farmers who order now, but it is expected to be in short supply of the good varieties by late winter. Many grain elevators in Madison County will not buy grain sorghum during harvest next fall. Their facilities will be needed to handle corn and do not allow handling both grains at the same time. Corn averaged 61 bushels an acre in Madison County in 1970, compared with 76 bushels an acre in 1969. according to the Illinois Cooperative Crop Reporting Service. Soybeans here averaged 32 bushels in 1970, compared with 30 bushels in 1969. Statewide, corn averaged 74 bushels an acre in 1970, compared with 98 bushels in 1969. Some farmers will plant more soybeans and less corn next year. This is another hedge against corn blight. Thjre is no good answer to the corn blight problem for ,next year. If a major shift away from corn acreage should occur, the price of corn could be high enough to make corn highly profitable even though substantial blight damage occurs. Melvin Balsters, Bethalto, and Elmer Klenke, New Douglas, were among 80 Illinois farmers who completed a six-day workshop in December at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus on "Modern Corn Production and Marketing." Topics covered included selecting technological practices, harvesting, grain flow patterns, storage and marketing systems, machinery selection and use, tillage systems, price-charting the commodity markets, and predictability of weather in planning production. The enrollment fee of $110 covered costs of workbooks, computer and staff time, and meeting facilities. A binder ior I United Fund ' Report of bomb planted turns out to be a hoax EDWARDSVILLE =Sheriff's deputies got a mysterious phone call late Tuesday, hinting of a possible bomb plant in the courthouse. At 10:51 p.m., a caller said "There will be a surprise at the courthouse at midnight." Girl struck by shotgun pellets EDWARDSVILLE'- A 19 - year r old Hartford girl, Sandy Varble, was struck in the back of the head by shotgun pellets Tuesday while rabbit hunting with an East Alton boy on the levee south of Hartford. • Miss Varble of 216 Fifth St., said she was hunting with Matt Talbott, 17, of 907 Fifth St., East Alton about 4:30 p.m. when they became separated by some underbrush, deputies said. She is reported in good conditions. She said she later heard a shot and felt the pellets strike her head. Talbott responded to her screams and cap-led her to the car and then to the hospital, deputies were told. Cleanup lending ST. LOUIS (AP) A $5. million Ipan fund designed to , encourage corporate investment in antipollution work was announced Wednesday by th e First National Bank of SI, Louis. Bank officials said they would lopk favorably on loan applications from companies and organizations wishing to finance equipment and projects to reduce, pollution of laws,.air ana water. . President Clarence C. W&dale said tbe fund will be, replenished and increased through public sale of "Good Earth" saving certificates, in denominations from $23 to Barbara Hitch, secretary for the Alton-Wood River United Fund, tries out a new binding machine presented to the organization by the Area Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Joseph Kuhnline (left), chairman of the 1971 United Fund Campaign and president of Local 95, Glass Bottle Blowers, looks on with Harold Rice, president of the area federation, and Floyd Smith, president of the United Fund and secretary of the United Steelworkers. Nixon's donation COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Dispatch says President Nixon has given his Rose Bowl tickets to an Ohio woman whose flier husband is a prisoner of war in North "Vietnam. HELLO With appreciation for our loyal customers, we resolve to serva each of you ever better in '71. Happy New Year! Announcing! the winner of our . . .• •' .,12'xlZ ROOM OF . \DUPONT '501' NYLON INSTALLED WITH RUBBER PADDING—!!! is Mr. FRED DRONE 408 Brown Street—East Alton, III. FISCHER LUMBER CO. EAST ALTON 400 W. St. Louis Ave. Dial 259-7434 Hear Young Again Sears Sears has a complete line of Hearing Aids including the Small all-in-the-ear, the eyeglass, behind the ear and others, at aprice you can afford. 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'Til 0 p.m. HLTOn REFniQERHTIDn 550 E. BROADWAY 465-7721 Deputies immediately alerted the bomb squad at the Granite City Army Depot and asked them 'to stand by in case they were needed. Then, four deputies, along with the Edwardsville Fire and Police Departments entered the courthouse for a : search. The .building .was cleared between 11:45 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. and ; then rechecked later. A courthouse guard found two offices in the courthouse open, including the state's attorney's office and the probate clerk's office. Nothing was found in either office, deputies said. J & A Springman Weather Stripping , OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF ARTIFICIAL TREES! DECORATIONS! 1 2 Cash and Carry ... While Our Stocks Last! AT ALL STORES! Piasa Annouces a New High Rate For Savers!! EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,1971.. 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