Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on January 25, 1962 · Page 4
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 4

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1962
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Extension office reports On activities for the year Thi' 10.51 Extension Service report of K.-iyctti' county marks thp close 01 the 100th year of the Unili (1 StUts Department of Agriculture. The department cele- h ;itis its 100th anniversary in \'X,2. During the extension year, Oct. 1000 to Oct. 1961. there was. in Fayette county, an extension staff of four. The home economist's position was filled by two different people. Doris Henning from October to December, 19G0, and Dorothye K. Uusching from July 1. 1961 to Sept. 30, 19C1. Helen Welch is office secretary. Harold Boulton extrusion associate and M. C. Wangsness extension director. Advanced technology in plant sci< ine was presented to a group of 70 farm people at a three day school in February. Specialist presented new research findings in soil chemistry, how plants utilize plant food and the response of plants to various plant foods. Con- troling soil erosion losses by tested practices was also a part of the teaching program. In o'-der to provide special training in the field of high income crops, a county corn club was active throughout the year. Its purpose was to obtain maximum yields with minimum inputs. A yield contest is a feature of the program. Werner Poock of Westgate, was first with 124 bushels of 15 per cent moisture corn per acre. To provide further information on corn growing, 11 early hybrids were planted on uniform soil to observe maturity dates and yields. The information gathered included date of silking, plant population and yield. To emphasize the importance of controling erosion, a joint field day was sponsored with the soil down. Of interest to town, as well as farm, peop'e a pogrnm dealing with ca e and production of small fruits and shrubbery was provided at two events in the county. Sixty-six fruit producers were provided with information on pest control through a system of timely reminders. An important part of the management process is to utilize labor available and to obtain the maximum income from crops produced. The livestock provide an opportunity to do this very thing. Feed marketed in the form of livestock should be doubled in value over the prevailing market prices. With this in mind, education for dairymen was provided in the form of four Dairy Herd Improvement association supervisors conducting production tests on more than 100 herds. This' is the basis of a breeding program to breed cattle with higher milk and butterfat production ability. It also provides data on sires that are particularly effective in increasing production of their offspring over the dam's. Information on feeding and care of dairy herds is provided through the supervisors and through newspaper articles and printed publications. A program on mastitis control was carried through the 4-H clubs of the County. Help was obtained from the Surge Milking Machine company service men. Sheep husbandry education included a joint program with Winneshiek county. A lamb grading demonstration was held at Ossian. Here each producer was given training in grading lambs to determine desirable characteristics of No. 1 market lambs. This was district commissioners and the 'followed by an auction. The Os- Soil Conservation Service. Practices such as improved waterways, water storage ponds, terraces, strip cropping and gully control using structural dams were observed. All of the above information was used to save soil, keeping the yields up and the cost of input sian Sale Barn company and auctioneer, Mr. Wennis of Decorah, cooperated by donating their services. A tour was arranged in Linn county for Fayette county beef producers. Here they observed mechanized feeding, various kinds of storage for grain, surfaced feed- The year in review In Maynard area MAYNARD — In looking backward over the year 1961 several events, major improvements and individual honors stand out as worthy of repetition. It was in January 1961 that work was begun an razing the opera house that had served the community as an educational, social, lodge and civic center since prior to March 1890, the first time it is mentioned in the files of the MAYNARD NEWS.. The Booster club purchased the vacant lots near the north bridge in January which they planned to improve as a small park area and playground. In March the new ^automatic launderette on Main street held its two-day grand opening by giving a free single or double load wash and dry. The Ada Reading Circle and the Booster club made a cooperative effort in April to interest the residents of the community of the importance of displaying the United States flag by the business places and residences on the 13 days designed as special patriotic days. The 21st. anniversary of the Women's Society of Christian Service was observed in May with a coming-of-age party at the Emmanuel Methodist church. . The ball diamonds in the Maynard park were improved in June by hauling in dirt, fertilizer and grass seed, by installing a new back stop and adding new bleachers. j The Ada Reading Circle assited by the library board members sponsored a summer reading program for the children of Harlan and Smithfield townships, beginning in July. The biennial- Homecoming of Old Timers and former residents of this area held at the Community hall in August was attended by 103 persons representing nine'stat­ es. In October the Maynard chapter of the Futrure Farmers of America sponsored a safety program in the West Central school district to hajp assure an efficient and safe corn harvesting season by avoiding unnecessary accidents. Open house and dedication for the new addition to the Maynard schoolhouse were held in November with Arch Grimes of the state department of education and a former superintendent of the Maynard Consolidated School, 1923-28, as/fthe speaker. « Other improvements Include a npw plumbing shop and a body Hi fender shop in the northeast iversity; Ingel Dall Hansen, exchange student from Denmark; Pat Kelsey, Hampton, an international Farm Youth Exchange student to Holland and a former teacher at Maynard; Charles Nairn, professor of religion at Upper Iowa University; Dr. Donald Howard, head of the department of social studies at Iowa State College, Cedar Falls; R. K. Headley from the Mental Health Institute, Independence; and Fred Hatch from the livestock Commission, Chicago. Special honors during the year went to Judy Palmer as the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow; to Vicki Werden who was chosen by the American Legion auxiliary to attend Girl's State at Cedar Falls; to Robert Stohr as the winner of the Iowa Future Farmers' poultry farming contest at Council Bluffs; to Barbara Claxton as the winner of the Crisco trophy; to Beverly Patratz who received the Iowa Bar Association award and to Dennis Bigelow who received the school's citizenship award; to Judy Derr who was installed as representative of Future Homemakers of America in district four; Other honors went to Carolyn Bryant from the National Merit Scholarship testing; to Mrs. D. W. Woods who was named Iowa Master Egg producer at the convention of the Iowa Poultry association; to Mrs. Till Malven who was presented with a certificate of membership in the Board of National Missions of the United Presbyterian church and a pin by the local women's association; to James R. Wood, student at the University of Dubuque, who was named winner of the Wall Street journal student achievement award; to Charles Patridge, son of the Irving Patridges, who was invited to attend the safety education workshop in Washington, D. C. to Sam Holmes who received a 20-year safe driver award from . the National Safety Council of the U. S. postoffice department; to Gayle Tellin who was chosen at the district speech contest to represent the Maynard chapter of the F. F. A. at the state contest in Des Moines; and to Paul Harrison honored for 25 years service at the Maynard Savings Bank. Wedding anniversaries of 50 or more years were observed during the year by the following: Mr. and Mrs. George Turner on Jan. 18, the 50th; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gilley on Feb, 27, 61st; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilmer on Feb. 16, the 52nd; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schrader on Feb. 17, the 52nd; Mr. ing lots and other livestock handling devices. Egg producers were provided a five day school of intensive training. The specii^ist staff from Iowa StiiU' university, p-ovided n suits of research in quality egg production, feeding. hrmsin>», management of the laying flock, selection of breeding stock and disease control. Veterinarians and leaders in the health promotion campaign to eliminate brucellosis were informed during the year on the need for voluntary cooperation in the b st ing for, and slaughtering of animals infected with, Ivwllosis. this being necessary to maintain the low level of disease in the county required for a modified accredited brucellosis free area. The Family Living program was under the direction of the home economist, working with the Family Living committee, of seven homemakers. The work deals with problems affecting family life. The past year's program emphasized buymanship, consumer education and management of time. The education material was carried to the people in the county through organized groups, most of them being in the county, with a small number of town groups. Leaders were trained for presenting the following information to their groups: "snacks in the overall family diet," " Milk as a nutritious food", "Hatmaking", and "Picture framing". Two open meetings for the general public and leaders were "Buying foods and services" and "Christmas fair", dealing with how to make gifts. Another open meeting on the use of pork, explaining pork cookery and the various cuts of pork, was included. The 4-H club work is available to boys and girls in Fayette county. There were, in the past year, 14 girls' and 19 boys' clubs with a total membership of 554. These clubs were directed by 45 boys' and 3.'! girls' leaders. The clubs met once a month. The leaders were given training at four sessions during the year. During the year the 19 livestock clubs held club tours. One hundred fifty boys and girls visited business establishments in Waterloo. Achievement shows were held in each of the 14 girls' clubs. Their project was foods and nutrition. At the local achievement shows, items for exhibit at the county fair were chosen. Fourteen booths were prepared at the county fair by the girls' clubs. During the year the club activities included Rally Day at Maynard, with 300 members and mothers. Here they elected county officers, held a better groomed contest and honored two former club committee members with honorary 4-H memberships. The two recipients were Mrs. Otto Nehlsen and Mrs. E. D. James. A mother-daughter tea was held to recognize mothers and present girls' achievement awards. The boys' program reaches its highest point at the county fair. At the 1961 fair there were 135 dairy heifers, 130 baby beeves, 126 hogs and 56 sheep exhibited. Market animals were sold at a sale at the close of the fair. The value of the sale was $40,540.12. Dairy project members are exhibited at Dairy Cattle Congress. Demonstrations of both boys and girls were presented at the State Fair. A special public affairs program by Iowa State university was made available to organized groups in the county. It dealt with the problem of expanding Iowa's industry, as well as improving Iowa agriculture. The A.S.C. committee was assisted with bringing information about the 1961 feed grain program to farm people. This was needed because of the late announcement of the program, shortly before spring planting time. Information on survival in case of atomic attack, was presented at meetings and through publications and newspaper articles. Archie Dilky claims Mystery farm picture The Mystery farm that appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of the LEADER has been identified by the owner Archie Dilky. of Fayette. The 160 acre farm is located four and one-half miles southwest of Fayette, and is known as the old Miche farm. The Dilky's purchased the farm eight years ago from .lens Olson. Archie Dilky and Hernadine Ferrie were married in 1950, and are the parents of a son Robert 10. They are members of the Farm Bureau, and do grain farming. 58 cows complete Lactation; 4 produce Over 600 pounds fat MAYNARD — The report of the Fayette county Dairy Herd Improvement Association No. 3 for December shows that 53 cows completed lactations of 305 days with production records of 400 or more pounds of butterfat. Of this number, four produced more than 600 pounds and nine others more than 500 pounds of fat. They were found in the following herds. Harold Miche and Russell Lockard, Maynard, seven registered and grade Holsteins with 613, 509, 475, 469, 422, 413 and 403 pounds; Edwin Decker, Westgate, three registered Holsteins with 607, 4a5 and 404 pounds; Harold Ehlers, Maynard, two grade Holsteins with 605 and 486 pounds; Richard Treager, Sumner, two grade Holsteins with 601 and 420 pounds; Deane J. Scherman, Ar­ lington, four registered , Holsteins with 549, 475, 466 and 464 pounds; M. .1. Lein and Son, Maynard, one registered Holstein with 546 pornds. Raymond Clefisch. Westgate. two registered Holsteins with 523 and 508 pounds; Herbert W. Malven, Maynard. four registered Holsteins with 510. 446, 433 and 406 pounds; E-nest Miehe, Maynard, two re- fistered with 507 and 493 pounds; L'-sMc Oakes. Randalia, one grade Holstein with 504 pounds; I. P. Stewart. Maynard, two registered Holsteins with 502 and 457 pounds; F^nklin Thompson, Maynard, two II. W. Milton Leech, Westgate, two grade Holsteins with 502 and 457 pounds; Franklin Thompson, Maynard, two grade Holesteins with 4^8 and 402 pounds; Louis Kane, Westgate, five grade Holsteins with 406, 469, 445, 438 and 421 pounds; Walter C. Pagel, Sumner, two registered Holsteins with 496 and 4H4 pounds. Bernard E. Buhr, Sumner, three registered Holesteins with 483, 482 and 419 pounds: Gene H. Brownell, Westgate, five registered and g-ade Holsteins with 491, 470, 451, 421 and 404 pounds; Werner Poock, Westgate, three grade Holsteins with 459, 434 and 426 ,pounds; Martin J. Boedeker, Randalia, one grade Holstein with 425 pounds; J. E. Ingels and Son, Randalia, two grade Holsteins with 420 and 402 pounds; Harvey Baker, Westgate, one grade Guernesy with 408 pounds; Smith est. and John Ingels, Maynard, one grade Holstein with 406 pounds; Victor Steege, Maynard, one grade Holstein with 400 pounds of fat. George A. Youmans, Westgate, is the supervisor of the association. SELL YOUR DON'T WANTS WITH LEADER WANT ADS Announce engagement MAYNARD — The engagement of Carol Ann Ferley, Osage, and Gene R. Schrader, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schrader, Maynard, is being announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Ferley, of Grafton. The bride-elect is a graduate of the Carpenter high school and is presently employed at the Karwac bakery, Osage. Her fiance is a graduate of the West Central community high school, Maynard, and of the Waterloo Barber college. He.is now working at the Wittenburg Barber shop in Osage. An August wedding is being planned. „ of town, a new cement block; «nd Mrs. Fred Schrader on Feb, 22, house as a part of'the'dtal phone " the 57th; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Graves iroMect by the Fayette county. on June 15, the 50th; Mr. and Mrs. ™*3 Telephone -clnvany, v™* She,ton on Nov - »• the arid ?new residences. Ijer speakers brought jpto the aunity for special events'to* M. H. Alderson, pufeyc rela- ^. jjownr Un» •••• maw sSPT* s ~>.." < Fred Shelton on Nov. 28, the 60th; Mr., and Mrs. Henry Warnke on Nov. 28, the 50th; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gamier on Dec. 2, the 59th; aid Mr. and Mrs. Edward, W. Meyer on Dec 13, the 60th. Gophers James Parsons of near Delhi recently collected a bounty of 10 cents on 722 gophers he has trapped and detroyed this year. Subscriber Mr,"and Mrs, Henry Puhrman of Paullina recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They have been subscribers to 4he PauUtoa Times for those 50 years. 00D NEWS FOR THRIFTY I0WANS! Serve A Do 4 Persons For ar And Save Made Easy With Dairy Foods From Clinton to Council Bluffs, thrifty Iowans are sav.Uig big with Dollar Dinners. Dinner on a dollar? For four? Sure, it's easy when you're cooking with dairy foods. Use dairy foods to dress up other inexpensive foods... add the high quality nutrients your family needs for long winter days in Iowa. Milk, cheese, butter, all dairy foods are high in protein, give long lasting energy. And because dairy foods come ready to use, Dollar Dinners are quick and easy. (Remember this your next busy day!) Get Dollar Dinner recipes from your grocer or dip "em from February Better Homes & Gardens. Twenty main dishes serving 4 for a dollar. Budget-priced dinner* that are somethin' special Hamburger Stroganoff, creamy Cheese *n Ham Scallop, tangy Vegetable Rabbit, superb Chicken Chowder and many more—all with that extra flavor lift only dairy foods can give. And when your recipes call for butter, make it REAL butter, the gold standard of good taste. ; ; Wouldn't today be a good day to start your month of easy, thrifty eating with dairy foods? You've got nothing to lose but those budget blues. american dairy association o; 1ou)adairn industru wmmisaion J ; • . ? 333 Insurance Exchange'Building - S *H ». 4 'P^

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