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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

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The Registers Mid-Week Farm Page RBOISTEK PHOTO BY MAURICE HORNER Armyworm at Work Here Is • dote-up view of an armyw%rm which is feeding near the newly- emerged illk« of a corn plant in an Elmer Cirlton field near Audubon. Army worms Hit Western Iowa Area By Don Muhm (The M«tltl*r'i Firm Editor) AUDUBON, IA. - Unusually large numbers of second brood armyworms are being found in this area, with the pests nlbbl- ing away in both corn and oats fields. The infestation here was discovered by Elmer Carlson of A u d u- bon, who reports numbers of insects as high as two to three per corn plant and as many as five to six larvae in a square foot of his oats fields. Carlson gathered up some of the insects Monday and sent them to the University of Nebraska for identification. Robert Roselle, Nebraska entomologist, confirmed by tele- I phone Tuesday that the larvae CARCASSES FLO AT IN RAIN By Thomas Ryder (Register Siafl Writer) - Carcasses De< Moines Register Wed., July 23, 1949 PkEVlEW OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT The Best on TV Today \y 0 te Funds ABM Research ILMiR CARLSON IOWANSWIN 'HUMP'HONOR Hampshire-minded families from Nebraska and Iowa cornered the championships Tuesday it their breed's national conference and show at. the State' Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Everett Maahs arid Sons of Lincoln, Neb., exhibited the champion gilt at the thirty-first National Hampshire Meat Hog Conference, while the reserve champion female was shown by Eddie Bros, of Storm Lake. The winners were both January gilts. The Maahs family won with "The 740 Loin," while the Eddie Bros, took the sec- 'Hamp' Queen Crowned Here MARILYN •IDNIR KATHY MIINHART Marilyn Bidner, 18, of Mahomet, 111., was crowned the National Hampshire Queen Tuesday night in ceremonies held at t j ons Jn bo tn acreage and yield. CORN REPORT: CAUTION URGED AMES, IA. - Bob Wisnet 1 , extension economist at Iowa State University, advises caution in interpreting the USDA corn crop report which Was released just recently. The report forecasts the nation's corn crop to be two per cent less than the crop produced in 1968. Iowa's crop was forecast to be eight per cent less than last year's, based on July 1 conditions. This estimate reflected reduc- he examined were armyworms. "Generally, these worms attack the lower leaves of the corn plant and do not cause i DUBUQUK, IA, of animals that i disposed of illegally have been washed on neighboring Dubuque County farm land by high water from recent heavy rains. Dr. John Herrick, extension veterinarian at Iowa State University, Ames, said by telephone Tuesday he has heard reports of the problem. "If a dead animal died of a disease, transmission of the disease to a human could occur, but the chances are not great. But the transmission to other animals is great." He pointed out that only a few animal diseases can be transmitted to humans, however. Dr. Merrill Vandcrloo of Dubuque, president-elect of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, said the decomposing carcasses could contaminate the drinking water of towns that use water from the Infected streams. "This is not a good situation." Dr. Herrick said. "This is entirely the responsibility of the farmers. They should cor- The Register presents the pick of the day's network television entertainment — PRK-viewed by the Register staff nj experts who hare attended rehearsals, sereened films nnd read scrip'fs in A'l'it' York nnd Hollywood. Ml limes shown are Central WASHINGTON, D.C/f APV~~ 'he House Arrrrt-d'Service Com- nave i Dayliqht. Today's best: HAWAII FIVE-0 ~ Steve McC.arrctt and mitfnp apl)row | a $) ^ bi) (•,•„„ military construction author- .investigation jzation bill Tuesday that includ- unit discover that a fishing boat owner is smuggling gold bar's. e( | $12.7 million for the into the islands (re-run). 9 p.m.. CBS: KELO-TV, Stoux Falls; KEYC-TV, Mankato; KC.LO-TV. Mason City; KHQA-TV, Hannibal; KMKG, Slonx City; KRNT-TV, DPS Moines; WHBF-TV, S ram Rock Island; WKBT, I.a Crosse; WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids; WOW-TV, Omaha. Safeguard missile defense pro- CHANNEL CHUCKLES By Bil Keane DES MOINES 6 30 Bl'k 7 00 CBS Nt*i 7 30 Bill Riley 8 00 Kangaroo 9 00 Lucy Show 9 30 M Brubakcr 10 00 A Griffith 10 30 D Van Dyke 11:00 Lov* of Life 11:30 Starch Tmw. 12 00 George Wyli* 12 30 World Turns 1 00 Splendored KRNT-TV 8 2 00 Secret Storm 2 30 Edge of Night 3 00 Lmklettm 3 30 Gourmet 4 00 Mike Douglas 5 30 CBS Neyvs •6 00 News, S'ports 6 30 Tamo 7 30 Good Guvs 8 00 Hillbillies 8 30 Green Acres <) 00 Hawaii 5-0 10 00 News. Sports 1 30 Guiding Light 10 45 Movie DES MOINES 5 15 Friendly Giant 5 30 M'sTeroqers 6 00 What's New - tr30 -Going Pisces 7 00 Spectrum KDIN-TV 11 7 30 Book Beat 8'00 Auduhon 1 00 Outdoor Talk 9 30 Our World reel the situation." 10 Cases L. E. Baltzer, manager of Uneconomic crop damage at this j Dubuque Byproducts Co.. a rcn- Istage of the growing season," | dering firm, said he has knowl- "For that report we switch you now to our man on the moon." Radio DES MOINES 7 00 Today 9 00 Takes Two 9 30 Concentration 10 00 Personality 10 30 Hlyd Squares 11 00 Jeopardy 11 30 Eye Gu>",s 12 00 News 12 15 Cartoons 12:30 Movie WHO-TV 13 2 30 Don t Say 3 00 Match Game 3 30 flopny " 00 Movie 5 30 NBC News 6 00., News, Sports b 30 Virginian 8 00 Music Hall 9 00 Outsider 10 00 News Sports Hotel Savery- At the same time, farm price Miss Bidner, a sophomore at! specialists noted that a delicate ond-place Tide." spot with "Perfect 1 the University of Illinois, is the balance between "free" sup- 17 plies of corn and next year's Maahs and four young sons (John, 18, Jim, 14, Roger, 11, and Carl, 9) are descendants of a Hampshire partisan family which has raised the belted breed since 1940. The Eddie Bros, are Dean, 40, Roger, 36, and Russell, 31. Tht brothers, who perennially place high up at the Iowa State Fair with their purebred hogs, have been Hampshire breeders since 1959. It was the best finish with a gilt in the Hampshire breed's national show for both the Maahs family, and for the Ed- | daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bidner. Selected as first runner-up in the contest was Linda Lamb, 17, of Canal Winchester, Ohio. The Iowa Hampshire Queen, Kathy Meinhart, 19, of Hudson, was chosen second runner-up. Miss Meinhart is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Meinhart and a junior at Iowa State University. The selection of a national queen is a part of the activities of the four-day National Hampshire ! which die Bros. The four-day national show j Moines. and conference ends today with the auction of breeding stock,at 1 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds. Boars will be judged prior to the start of the sale. Here are the results from the Tuesday judging: Meat Hog Conference ends today in Des requirements will make corn prices especially sensitive to weather developments during the rest of this summer. They feel that any major deterioration of crop prospects in major producing areas could strengthen corn prices substantially. Economists cautioned that the July 1 crop report should be interpreted mainly as an indication of crop conditions on July 1. Some of these conditions have already changed considerably since the first of the month. Roselle observed. edge of 10 cases of carcasses "I'm not surprised that you being washed onto farm fields have found large numbers of ' r: """"'"" '" these insects in western Iowa," the entomologist told Carlson. • "We had a rather heavy outbreak of armyworms in Nebraska in June, particularly in southeastern portions of the state and as far as 50 miles north of Omaha (Neb.)." Roselle said that many Nebraska farmers sprayed Tox- aphene and Sevin on their fields to ! control the armyworms. In Oats Also Carlson discovered the unusu- AM (standard kc) 640—WOI, Ames; educational 910—WSUI, Iowa City; educational 940— KIOA, Des Moines 1040—WHO, Des Moines; NBC 1150—KWKY, Des Moines. ally heavy armyworm infestations while checking his cornfields for possible corn borer damage. After spotting what seemed to be large numbers of the armyworms in his corn fields, Carlson checked his oats fields. He found the insects had chewed off virtually all green growth of weeds, bromegrass and young oat plants at the edges of the fields. Carlson may spray a border area of his oat fields in order to keep the armyworms from moving into adjacent corn fields. The Aubudon farmer was not certain Tuesday whether or not he would spray his January gilts 8 1. Everett Maahs and Sons, Lincoln, Neb.; 2. Eddie Bros., Storm Lake; 3. Walsh Bros., Beloit, Wis.; 4. William G. Nash atid Sons, Sharpsville, Ind.; 5. Greenview Farms, Beloit, Wis. Senior spring gilts— 1. Ralph S. Wilson, Burlington, Wis.; 2. William G. Nash and Sons; 3. Ray and Eddie Lind• skog, Prophetstown, 111.; 4. Scott Wilson, Burlington, Wis.; 5. E. E. Johnson and Sons, Clarks Hill, Ind. Junior spring gilts - 1. William G. Nash and Sons; 2. Andrew S. Baughn, Bloomingburg, Ohio; S. Eddie Bros.; 4. Grover J. Loftin, Grinnell; 5. Forrest L. Pritchard, Prophetstown, 111. Champion gilt - Everett low an Named To FC1C Board WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fred W. Benson of Des Moines, vice Maahs and champion gilt Sons. Reserve Eddie Bros. president of a crop insurance firm, and Elmo A. Carlson, insurance agency executive and owner-operator of a wheat and beef cattle farm near Chappell, Neb., were named last week to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's board of directors by Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin. Mr. Benson and Mr. Carlson are the non-Federal members of the five-man board. Previously appointed were three U.S. Department of Agriculture officials — assistant Secretary Clarence D. Palmby, board chairman; Carroll G. Brunthaver, associate administrator, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, and Richard H. Aslakson, manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. Wisner suggested that the Au-lcorn fields to control the army T gust crop report will give a ' worms, closer reading of 1969 corn crop "I've never seen such a large yield prospects. The report will [number of these insects in this be released Aug. ll. Export Wheat Price Lowered WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it lowered the export price of Ordinary Hard Red Winter wheat by 12 cents per bushel at Gulf and East Coast ports. Similar adjustments were made in the higher, protein area before," Carlson said. He explained that he became concerned when he noticed that many of the armyworms were chewing away near the newly- emerged silks on the corn plants, and possibly damaging in the last four or five weeks in the area in which his company operates. ^_ He said the area includes the | J$so—KRNT',' .o« MoTneV- CBS north and WCSt sections Of Dll-11390— KCBC, Des Moines; Mutual buque county, most of Jo Da-: 1460—KSO, Des Moines; NBC viss County, III., and Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties in Wisconsin. Several more carcasses have been found in the Cascade area, in southwest Dubuque County. Baltzer said he believed the illegal disposal of dead animals is widespread in eastern Iowa and bordering Wisconsin and Illinois counties "where there are lots of gullies, hills and trees where the dead animals could be disposed of unnoticed. 2 00 Anolh. World 10 30 Tonight AMES WOI-TV ; 7 30 Cisco Kid 2 30 Oni> Lite fl 00 Robin Hoed 3 00 Shadows 8 30 J ULdnn? 3 30 Robin Hood 9 00 Mat|ic W'nrtow 400 Ripcord FM (megacycles) 881—KDPS (KM), Des Moines; educational 90.1—WOI-FM, Ames; educational; stereo 91.7—KSUI (FM), Iowa City; educa- catlonal; stereo 97.3— KDNII-FM, Des Moines 100.5—WHO-KM, Des Moines 93.3—KWDM-FM, Des Moines; stereo 94.9—KFMG (FM), Des Moines 104.1—KLFM, Ames; stereo; ABC-KM Poisonous Gas Escapes in Lab CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) Some 200 persons were evac- 30 Fronlim 10 00 Route hb 11 00 Bewitched 11 30 That Girl 12 00 Nofln Report 12 30 Make Deal 1 00 Truth, Con. 1 30 Dating Game 2 00 Gen Hosnital " 30 Ev"r(j|.'d"S 5 00 ABC News 5 30 Time Tunnel 6 30 The Brides 7 30 King Family 8 00 ABC Movie 10 00 Mews. Snorts 10 30 Joey Bishop Plan to Light Apollo Home SEATTLE', WASH. (AP) West coast residents are planning to light Hie way home for the Apollo 11 crew between 9 p.m. and midnight Wednesday, when the coast should bo visible to the returning astronauts The bill for physical facilities such as barracks and family housing is $.146 million less than requested by President Nixon. The ABM money is for installation of research and development "facilities at the Kwa- jalein test site in the Pacific. The committee is heavily weighted with proponents of the Safeguard system and the fa- vornble vote came as no surprise' There remains the major question of whether the ABM system will actually be deployed William Lawrenz Rites Thursday William-Lawrenz, 84, nf 512 Thirteenth St., West Des Moines. died of a heart ailment at DCS Moines General Hospital Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Lawren/. was born in Germany and had lived in Des Moines 47 years. He was a retired railroad carpenter and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of. Springfield. Minn. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hnstha- ven Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mabel: two sons, Walter. DCS Moines. and William. West Des Moines. and a sister, Mrs. Amanda Wencit, Lamberton, Minn. Dwight Leonard Rites Thursday (Th* Register'! lov<» News Service) JEFFERSON. IA.-Services for Dwight E. Leonard, 7.'!, (if Jefferson, retired Calhoun County director of social welfare who died of cancer Monday in a Des Moines hospital, aill be at 10 am. Thursday in tin/ SMninger Funeral Home here. He retired in 1964 after 20 vears as social welfare dircc- "This thing is like seeing a uated from tne University of 11- rat," he said. "Spot one and multiply by 10 and you have a good idea of how many are around." Charging Fees Baltzer said the illegal disposal of the carcasses started when rendering companies began charging fees for picking up dead animals. He said his company began charging a $3 fee two years ago because of "economic necessity" and was one of the first rendering firms in the area to begin charging fees. He said the total tonnage in dead animal pickups has de- ; creased 25 per cent since the fees began being levied. i "But I'm sure the animals, 1 are dying at the same rate," he j said.. Baltzer said other rendering linois College of Pharmacy building Tuesday after poisonous phosgene gas began leaking from a container in a laboratory on the fifth floor. No one was injured, although a fireman, Raymond Bronke, wag taken to a nearby hospital after he came into contact with the gas while helping to remove it from the laboratory. The gas was part of an ex- j businesses have agreed to par periment being conducted by j ticipate in the lighting program Individuals and businesses tor. Surviving are his wife. have been asked to keep their •Gladys: two daughters, Mrs. lights on Wednesday night l() Hobert llegna and Mrs. William welcome back the moon visitors. The idea originated at a radio station here. Disc jockeys in Portland, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. were contacted and 'responded favorably, a station spokesman said Tuesday. Major Seattle retailers and Stubbs of Des Moines; a sister. Mrs. Robena Jesperson of Rockwell City, and three grandchildren. $500 Fire Damage To a Shop H~ere Fire caused an estimated $500 damage Tuesday to the In Crowd shop at 2416 University ave. Firemen said the blaze was „. „ believed to have started in a Kenneth King, a graduate stu- and radio listeners have been | trash can and spread to a dis- dent at the college of pharma-j calling in with ideas for home- cy- owners, the spokesman added. play case. No injuries were reported. Hard Red Winter wheats and a i ies - potential yields. Iy greenish-brown in color, have an inverted "Y" on their foreheads and a narrow white stripe down the middle of their backs, with larger greenish-yellow stripes lower on their bod- supporting reduction was made in Soft Red Winter wheat prices. Existing export prices of Hard Red Winter wheat for South America are maintained, Adjustments'in the Lakehead, East and Gulf Coast export prices of new crop Hard Spring wheat (Sept. 16 and beyond) were also made to maintain competitive price relationships. No basic changes are made in the West Coast wheat export prices. ! plants in the area report sim- The armyworms are general- ilar dr °P s in tonnage. ; Iowa law requires that farm- j ers dispose of dead animals j within 24 hours after they have j died. The law states they can! be burned, buried at a depth of at least four feet, or be picked up by a licensed hauler. Violators' Penalty The penalty for violating the law is a fine of between $5 and $100 or a jail'term of up to 30 days, or both. .The Cascade-area cases were reported by Dr. R. A. Beechcr, a veterinarian. He said nine carcasses of cattle, horses or swine have been washed onto fields. Innocent farmers have had to pay fees to have rendering companies pick up the animals that were deposited on their land. John Sullivan, editor of the Cascade Pioneer, said in an editorial last Thursday that excessive rains have brought the i situation into the open. He said | the rains have flushed the carcasses from gullies or shallow graves into streams, which) flooded and deposited the car- j casses in nearby fields. | Iowa Recommendations Many reports concerning large numbers of armyworms in Iowa fields have been received at the Iowa State University entomology department in Ames, an official said Tuesday. I.S.U. entomologists accredited the abundant rainfall in part for establishing a favorable environment for the armyworm, and indicated that they had expected an unusually large second brood infestation of this pest. General recommendations are for farmers to control the armyworm by applying these insecticides on pastures, corn to be used for ensilage and small grain fields: carbaryl (Sevin), Diazinon, malathion or trichlorfon (Dylox). For corn fields to be harvested as grain, the I.S.U. recommendations are to apply these insecticides: toxaphene or endrin. Clay County Fair Adds Eight Shows Services Today For Goltz Infant Erwin Edmond Goltz, 7-day- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin J. Goltz, 2936 Dean ave.' died at Broadlawns Polk County Hospital Tuesday of a con- IThe Register's Iowa News Service) SPENCER, IA. - The Clay County Fair has added eight | ge "nita'f ailment major stage show attractions! B orn in Des MoineiNhe in- far this fall's run, September f ant was a member ol St. Jo- 6-13, according to Bill Woods, sep h's Catholic Church. \ fair manager. ; ]n addition to the parents. Woods announced that nation- survivors include four sisters. Marv Joanne. Eileen They Try To Be Perfect, But... . . . there may be times when it is not possible tq reach your carrier salesman to inquire about delivery qf your newspaper or ( to discuss other matters relating to starting or stopping your Register or Tribune. If so ... LET OUB SERVICE DESK HELP YOU Call 284-8311. A newspaper service specialist will supply a missing paper by messenger, arrange for vacation starts and stops or give you other information about delivery of the Register, Tribune or Sunday Register. Hampshire Reserve Champion Grover J. Loftin, 46, of Grinnell, won reserve championship honors at the thirty- first National Hampshire Meat Hog Conference in Des Moines Monday with this 190 pound barrow. It was the first national win in this event for Loftin who has competed in four previous conferences and has been a purebred Hampshire breeder for 11 years. There were 40 barrows competing in this part of the conference which is being attended by breeders from 21 states. REGISTER PHOTO al recording and television star Al Hirt will headline two shows each evening of the opening two nights of the fair. With Hirt will be singer Anita Bryant, comedian Don Rice, vocal group "North Door Singers", the Janbaz Brothers high- wire act, and "Loredana and her Venetian Doves." The Monday program is headlined by "The Cowsills." Joanne. Eileen Joyce, Veronica Rose and Helen Louise, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Brandner /of Herreid, S.D., and the paternal grand- • mother, Mrs. R <ys e G o 11 z, | Mobridge, s'.D. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Caldwell-Brien-Rob- i bins Funeral Home with burial! at Laurel Hill Cemetery. j, IF DELIVERY IS MISSED Mon.-Fri.-6:30 to 9 A.M.; 5:15 to 7 P.M. Saturday$-6:30 to 9 A.M.; 3 to 5:30 P.M. Sunday-6:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon FOR GENERAL INFORMATION Mon.-Fri.-6:30 A.M. to 7 P.M. Saturday$-6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Sundays-6:30 A. M. to Noon MOINES REGISTER

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