Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 2, 1972 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, September 2, 1972
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jMtart tSveftlftg Telegraph Saturday, September 2,1972 A house divided Mrs. Betty Smith of Madison, Wis., GOP candidate for the State Senate, holds her campaign sign while her son, Bob, a backer of Sen. George McGovern, displays poster of the Democratic presidential nominee. Although lie supports McGovern, Bob is also manager of his mother's campaign. With them are Mrs. Smith's husband, William, and their daughter, Tricia. (AP Wirephoto) Sunflower harvest under way in area By JAMES R. SHEARL Sunflower harvest has begun in Madison County. A majority of the sunflower fields will be dry enough for harvest this week. Yields from one field in the Edwardsville area harvested last week were slightly above 1500 pounds per acre. Yields in the 1500 to 2000 pound range are considered average to good. A number of questions concerning sunflower production will be answered with the harvest during the next few weeks. One question that came up early in the season was whether there were enough wild bees to pollinate the flowers for a high yielding sunflower crop. At least two Madison County farmers set hives of honey bees in their fields. Harvest of those fields is scheduled for this week and the comparison between their yields and those of farmers that relied completely on wild bees will be interesting. A problem that appears to vary from field to field is the number of plants that have fallen down in the field too low for machine harvest. One farmer reported close to 20 per cent of the plants down in his field. Other fields seem to be erect with very few downed plants. With regard to pests, it is hard to estimate how much effect the feeding of wild birds has had on the sunflower crop, Insect problems. however, seem to be rather moderate. Another big question was that of difficulty at harvest. A special combine attachment called a "sun header" is being used to harvest many of the sunflower fields. The advantage of the special header is that it strips the flower off the plant and picks up less of the stalk than other combine headers. The per cent foreign matter present in the harvested sunflower seeds is still somewhat of a problem even with the special header. However, ease in cutting has been good. Several people have raised tie question as to what the sunflower crop will do to the price of soybeans. Although it is true that sunflowers compete openly with soybeans dm tbe ifltttraatianal market as aj} oil product, the sunflowers grown under contract in contracted sunflowers y not compete. All onlracted sunflowers repprtedly going to be sold to West Germany firms blend sunflower and oil Ibis teiug tbe case, Illinois sunflowers will compete against sunflowers from other nations for the sunflower portion of the blend and not against Illinois soybeans. Illinois farmers have long recognized the advantages of controlling weeds in row crops. However, many farmers overlook another crucial weed-fighting area — forage and pasture crops. Here are some herbicides you may want to consider for use in your pasture management program: — Working Eptam into the soil before planting provides effective control of several annual weeds in alfalfa, if the alfalfa is sown without a companion crop and with no grasses in the mixture. Ep- tam is quite effective against, grasses, killing desirable as well as undesirables species, Apply three pounds of active ingredient per acre and mix to a depth of two inches for maximum effectiveness. — Many broadleaf weeds can be controlled by using 2,4- D.B. This widely used chemical can be used on now seedinL's of alfalfa, red clover, k(d:no clover, alsike clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. You can also use 2,4-DB to control b r o a d 1 e a f weeds in established forages. In both cases, follow directions un product labels for rate recommendations. — Do not gra/e or hanest treated crops for 30 days following 2.4-DB treatment. Treatment in the fall will control most winter-annual broadleaf weeds. —Simazine can be used on pure stands of alfalfa that have been established for 12 months or more. Do not use simazine for mixed grass- alfalfa stands. Simazine will control fall-germination, spring-appearing weeds, if applied after the last cutting, but before the ground is permanetly frozen for the winter. Use one to one and one-half pounds per acre of SOW simazine, depending on soil texture. Do not use the chemical on sandy soils or high pH sails, and do not graze treated areas within 30 days or harvest within 60 days alter treatment. Alfalfa may sometimes show some injury from simazine, especially if the alfalfa undergoes stress from winter injury or bacterial wilt. \ Mother, son reunited; she thought him dead 27 years ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -A 28-year-old German, separated from his mother during the Russian occupation of Berlin and given up for dead, returned to her embrace Friday night in a tearful reunion. Crying "Mutti, Mutti" the German affectionate term for mother — Manfred Berth smothered Mrs. Vera List with kisses. Berth, who speaks no English, could only exclaim "wunderbar" —wonderful. Mrs. List, who hadn't seen her son in 27 years, said, "He can't believe the welcome he got here." About 150 well-wishers were on hand at Orlando airport as Berth, his wife and 3-ycar- old daughter arrived from Berlin. Twenty-seven years ago in war-ravaged Berlin, 18-year- old Vera Berth was fleeing across a bombed-out field, clinging to her one-year-old son, when she was stopped by a Russian patrol. The soldiers ripped the Infant from her arms and took her to a detention camp for women. She was told her son was taken to a similar camp for children. At the German surrender, Vera was released — but she was told her only child had died when an epidemic swept the children's compound. After working in the British and American zones of Berlin, Vera emigrated ten years later to Ohio. There she met and married Air Force Sgt. Everett List, becoming stepmother to his two children, Jimmy, now 16, and Linda, 14. In May 1971, Mrs. List received a letter written in German which said simply: "Dearest mother, I guess you are surprised to hear from me. I am your son Manfred, born Aug. 23, 1944..." News Prime Minister Trudeau (right) talks with report* ers at Ottawa- Friday after dissolving Parliament and calling an election for Oct. 30. With Mr. Trudeau are (left to right) Sen. Robert Stanbury, President of the Liberal party; Jean Marchand, minister of regional and economic expansion and Robert Andras, minister for corporate and consumer affairs. 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