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H^MM ; -"" ;; '"'; Hfe. • •'*•••'•!'/" *•'"'. J- "'•••'' ''^'t' • The/;Register s Cattle Check* Bill Signed By Don Muhm (Th* Register's Farm Editor) lowarGov. Robert '15."" Ray sighed "~a~ bilt~Tue^dayTuthor-~ izing. a referendum to see if cattlemen want to start a market check-off program to raise —lunds-tor—beef-prdmotiorr- search and education. . Witnessing the signing of the measure were officials of the Iowa Beef Producers Association which for 10 years has sought to get permissive legis- i lation for a check-off at the • state level. -producer's Vote The measure signed by Governor Ray'opens-the door for such a check-off — if the vote by all cattle producers approves such a system. It could raise as much as $450,000 per year. As the bill reads, cattle, producers — both beef ancl dairy — will be asked to vote in a referendum concerning a checkoff of_ 10 cents per head for slaughter cattle. and five cents per headTor veal calves. The referendum,will result after 50 beef producers petition Iowa Secretary of- Agriculture L. B. Liddy to call for n statewide, cattle industry vote. If the initial vote fails, a second — and final — referendum can be ordered. Gail Danilson, executive secretary of the state beef group, said that the procedure for.de- ciding who is eligible to vote has not been worked out, but added that "all cattle feeders and breeders will be given a chance to vote/' If the check-off proposal • is .approved in the Iowa referendum, the market deductions will be made. Cattle and veal calf sellers can apply for re funds of the funds checked off fA if they desire. Split Three cents out of every 10- cent deduction for slaughter " cattle will be passed on to the National Live Stock and Meat Board which for about 40 years has been conducting a smaller check-off program to raise funds for meat promotion, research and education. The sharing of the market- 'TULIP TIME' SETINPELLA By A Staff Writer PELLA, IA. — Some tulips already were in bloom Tuesday, heralding Pella's thifty- fifth annual "Tulip Time Festival," which opens Thursday for three days. But the mass of plants — thousands—oL- them—all avef- town — were biding their time to burst into color for the central Iowa Dutch community's -tFadition«ll-speetacular,— — Sandra Ver Meer Tulip Queen REGISTER PHOTO Cattlemen's Conference place funds with the meat board is a plan similar to the Voluntary 5-cent per head deduction program used now, by the National* Pork Producers Council. The pork group passes on one cent out of every five cents deducted to the meat board. Legislation was not necessary to permit the voluntary pork check-off. In retrospect, the cattle Interests represent the only farm group which was successful in getting check-off legislation passed by the Iowa lawmakers this year, Other commodity groups interested*, in similar legislation included soybean growers, and turkey and xpoultry producers Tief moneyraised.th.rfjughthe cattle^heck-off program will be used largely. to support r& search studies, beef promotion' al efforts and\^o educate -con sumers about beef, according to Danilson. x Organization In addition, he said that the funds raised might be used to replace the $20,000 annual appropriation from state ••funds used to finance the beef producers organization. The commodity groups sup ported by state funds have been under fife from "sortie" areas and a recent "economy" com mittee appointed by Governor Ray recommended that use o state funds to finance com modity organizations be stopped. A state executive committee would supervise the collection and expenditure of the funds collected under the check-off. Representation on this committee would include two members of the Iowa Livestock Feed ers Association, the-presiden and executive-secretary of the Iowa Beef Producers ation, the dean of agriculture at Iowa State University, an I.S.U animal science staff member and the Iowa Secretary of Agri culture. 2 Watersheds Win Approva The State Soil Conservation Committee has approved appli cations for two watersheds for federal assistance, according to Wayne Casey of Peterson, chairman. They are Blackbird Creek Watershed and Hacklebarney Watershed. Blackbird is located in south western Appaooose County, la., and Putnam and Adajr Counties in Missouri. It covers 92,300 acres. Hackle4»raey is in Adams County and. eastern Coiwiy. It 'covers 4M50 acres. Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray visited Tuesday with cattlemen and agricultural officials following the signing of a bill which .will-permit a statewide referendum to sec if producers want a market check-off to raise funds for beef promotion. From left are: Gail Danilson. executive secretory of the Iowa Beef Producers Association; Kenneth Fulk, secretary of .the Iowa State Fair and former secretary of the beef group; Agriculture Dean Floyd Andre of Iowa State University, Ames; Robert Altman, Bondurant farmer and treasurer of the beef association; Governor Ray; James Stevenson^Goldfield farmer and beef association president; and Dr. L. N. Hazel, head of the ISU animal science department. Dutch Dancers The program begins .daily at 1:45 p.m. on the stage of the-] Tulip Toren, a 65-foot high tower with twin pylons, which is a memorial to the early settlers of the community. The Parade of Provinces and Coronation Presentation of the Tulip Queen, Sandra Ver Meer, will highlight .the Thursday program, with her attendants being presented Friclav and Saturday. Street scrubbing, a colorful Volks parade, and out a g ainst President Nixon's Welfare Reform Upsets Reagan SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) of Tama Pack Not in Court By William Slmbro tfteoister Staff Writer) CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - Eugene M. Brown, founder and first president of the defunct Tama Packing Co., failed to appear in Federal Court here Tuesday where he was scheduled to be ar- three counts charging fraud u 1 e n t income tax re- «uftBi« turns. BROWN U.S. District Judge Edward J. McManus indicated the only reason he did not declare Brown's $5,000 bond forfeited and an order issued for his arrest was because it was unclear whether Brown or the bonding ,-, r, U r, | company received proper notice Gov. Ronald Reagan came ] O f the ^ Brown was arrested on the telephone call Monday night from a man identifying himself as a "Glenn Smith" of Fort Lauderdale an'd claiming to'be Brown's attorney in the tax case. Hultman said Smith told him Bfown was out of the city and was unaware he was to be in Cedar Rapids for the arraignment. At Hultman's request Judge McManus rescheduled the hearing for May 18 at 9 fl5 a.m. •„ McManus chided court em- ployes for not sending such registered mail to be signed for by "addressee only." The first count of the in- diGtmeniT-returned by-a -Grand Jury Mar. 3, said Brown reported $35,516.73 as his income for 1964, with income tax liability of $8,377.27. The indictment claims his actual income was$40,516.73 and the tax should have been $9,727.29. The second count says Brown reoorted a 1965 income of $45,559.98, with income tax of $4-2^82.59. It claims his actual income was $96,670.28, and his tax due was $32,426.57. • Securities Firm In the third count. Brown is liphts. Dutch Vespef services will be |,, work : or . clse ", rule held at 4:15-p.m. at the First. Reformed Church. Dutch dancers are other high-i welfare reform plan Tuesday,! three counts Mar. 10 at Fort I accused of causing a "false and saving it oughVto have a firm i Lauderdale, ¥\a.. where he has fraudulent" return to be filed ' been living. He was released on | for Triad Securities Co.. Inc., of $5,000 bond. He was to appear L which he was president. It says here at 2 p.m. Tuesday. • a loss of $16,865.88 was reported Registered Letter Two hours later, Judge The Repeat Programs programs will be re- The Republican governor said the measure had been "softened" and now gives more Scott County Tops State In >69 Corn Yield Tatty East central Iowa counties led the rest of the state in average-county corn yields last year with Scott County chalk- ng up the highest average of all—110 bushels per acre. Kossuth County was second with 109.1 bushels, per acre. Two other east central counties tied for third place with average yields of 109 bushels jer acre. They were Cedar and Clinton. The results of crop estimates which were reported this week by the Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, come as no surprise to followers of the Iowa Master Corn Growers Contest and various hybrid seed corn growers' contest. The east central area produced many of last year's top contest yields, including the 189.47-bushel yield grown by Harlan Tonderum of Maquoketa, which won the Masters. Thirty-eight counties in the state had average corn yields of 100 bushels Per acre or b_eU. PLAN PARLEY ON N.E. IOWA DEVELOPMENT . POSTVILLE, IA. - Steering committees of five northeastern owa counties will meet here Tuesday, May 12, to choose' •egional officers for Resource Conservation and Development RC&D) project planned for this7 area. | Counties involved in the pro-| >osed project are Clayton, Alla- nakee, Win'neshiek, Fayette and loward. If the project is approved, ederal and state aid would be nade available for development f rural areas on a multi-county tasis. . Generally, RC&D ocus on better .use of soil and er. There were average yields in excess of 100 bushels per acre n every. region of the state except the northeast and south central regions. The northwest and central regions each had eight counties that topped the 100-bushel average mark. Following are the 38 counties, along with their average yields, by regions: vater, hew or expanded indus- ries, fuller employment and unproved health, educational and recreational facilities.- This would bejhe third RC&ti project proposed for Iowa/The EST-Buens Vista (1,05); Chei Emmet (104)» O'Brien <106)j 141: Palo Alto (104) i Coca- Bruce Russell Rites Friday HAHA\ NEB.-, JHwofcPost / To Dean Wolf (Special Dispatch to Tha Register) URBANA, ILL. - Dean Wolf an Iowa-based farm magazine editor and writer for 20 years has joined the staff of Farm Business Council^ Inc., and, RankN Services, Inc., here. ' - Wolf in recent years has be*en associated with Farm J o UT nal and more recently with Iowa State University at Ames where he and his family lived. The_ Illinois firm publishes various financial newsletters which Wolf will edit. He wil join the firm July 1. Prior to. his employment with Farm Journal; Wolf was employed by The Country Gentleman maga zine. His work at I.S.U. has relatec to the development of a public relations program for the Iowa Agriculture and Home Econon> ics Experiment Station. / Last year the American Association of Agriculture College Editors presented Wolf with an award for a brochure that he produced. service for Bruce Russell, who was president of Farmers Na- ional Co. of Omaha from 1952 until his death this week, will be leld Friday at 2 p.m. in The Unitarian Church here. Mr;" Russell died Sunday following a lingering illness at the age of 74 in a Council Bluffs, la., hospital, The family suggests memorials to Jenny Ed- nundson Hospital in Council Bluffs where the late Mr. Rus- ttgSell Crossbred Bulls AMES, IA. — Thirtyrsix b«Us used in a beef-dairy crossbreeding project conducted by Iowa State University are to be sold t>y sealed bids, according to. Dr. R. L. WiUham, who has charge of the long-range cattle cross- weeding research program. The bulls, which include 201 at the ***** week meeting. dairy-beef crossbred sires, can j >e seen at the I.S.U. Ankeny | icef Unit located near the Highway 160 and 415 inter- ecUon about one mile south of Ankeoy. Bids; will be opened May 15. BRANDING IRON FOR POTATOES AMERICAN FALLS, IDAHO (AP) — Two American Falls grocers say they have solved a long-standing problem of economics and pride — developing a method of branding Idaho potatoes. Borrowing from "cattlemen, the grocers, Jay and\ Aaron Farnsworth, have turned^to a hot branding iron as the means of placing a readily identifiable "Idaho" on the skins of potatoes. Idaho potatomcn long have searched for a way to place such a trademark on individual potatoes, but earlier attempts involving inks, dyes and stickers failed. The x brothers say they have solved the problem by burning the "Idaho" name/ifito the skins of potatoes competing for peated'at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 7 p.m. Sat- urdav. Tickets to the grandstand in j front of the Tulip Tower stage are $1.50 for reserved seats, $1 general admission. Shop windows display antiques and historical items. An antique car exhibit is on the parking lot at the Third Reformed Church. Tulip Time information center is at the Windmill in Central Park. Guided tours of the community, including a miniature' Dutch village, are available aboard specially-constructed .wagons. / \Pella, meaning/City of Refuge^, was founded by a band of Hollanders wh6 left their homeland in ^August of 1847, under the leadership of Dominie Henrik ^Pieter Scholte to find new homes and religious freedom in Iowa. Tulip Time is in commemoration of their sacrifices. the shoppers' attention with po projects tatoes from other states." The brothel's report theyjiayc_ ither two are in southern Iowa. OM/ -A memorial perfected'a machine which they relieve can brand and sack 50,- OQQ'pounds of potatoes an hour. x -The skin -of—the potato—is barely touched with the hot branding iron. money to more people" rather than achieving the reform goals the President wanted. California would have to come up with an additional $1.65 billion a. year to pay its share of welfare and "over the McManus opened court to hear a report from U.S. District Al- for the 1966 tax year, with no income tax due. It says the corporation actually earned $48,137,45, and that $16.605.98. Apr. 28 to notify him of (he arraignment. Hultman said a receipt long haul, it could bankrupt | returned to the court clerk's us," the governor said. offlcc showed the letter was that the bill Herbicide Stolen; Valued at $17,000 (The Register's Iowa News Service) Deadline Near For Beef^Shou) CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - The entry deadline for the National Beef Show scheduled here June 12-14 is May 25,' according to show manager Ross Butler of Wilson-Sinclair Co. Butler said cattle will be received June 11 at Hawkeye Downs where the on-hoof judging will be conducted, with live- weight judging events to follow on June 12 and June J3. A display of the beef carcasses will be open to the public Thieves broke into a storage building at Dave's Feed Store hero and stole 170 boxes of herbicide worth about $17,000. .Each box weighed 50 pounds,. The feed store is owned by Dave Steffen. Reagan added encourages the father of a welfare family to leave home in some cases, so the family would be eligible for higher payments, U.N. PlansOwn 'Peace Corps' UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Secretary-General U Thant Tuesday announced plans for an , international "peace corps" designed to enlist the world's young people as volunteers in economic and social development work. Patterned.after the U.S. tional agencies, the new organi- Peace Corps and similar na- zation would be known as the United Nations Volunteers. Vol- unteers_would-be_youths_willirig. to work for little more than expense money. According to Thant's recommendations, the immediate goal of the agency-would be to have 1,300 volunteers in the field by the middle of next year. signed for by a "W. Kraus." Hultman said no receipt has come back Indicating delivery of a registered letter sent the same day to the Public" Service Mutual Insurance Co. of Miami, Fla., wblch supplied Brown's bond. Hultman said he didn't know any reason why the letter would not have been delivered. ing Co. to 4,400 lowans in J a n u a r y and February of 1965. Tama Packing Co., which was liquidated by receivers in % 1968, returned 51 cents for each $5 stockholders had invested in 1965. Some time after leaving the Tama post in April, 1966, Brown applied for and was denied a permit to sell securities in Indiana. Recently, it was reported he was a director of a company that was selling memberships in a proposed family recreation Hultman said he received a I center at Largo, Fla. When a storm about to strike sell and his wife made their home. Under Mr. Russell's leadership the Omaha-based firm became the largest farm management concern in the world and at the time of his death managed 2,950 midwest farms for absentee owners. Propose Limit OnF arm Support " WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Two senators Tuesday introduced legislation Svhich would limit federal farm price support payments to $10,000 a year and save an estimated $250 million -annually.---- ' The- bill, sponsored, by Senators Birch Bayh, (Dem., Ind.) and Charles E. Goodell (Rep.< N.Y.), would affect an estimated 30,000 producers now taking part in the cotton, feed/grains and wheat commodity programs. "It is most x aistressing that farm subsidy payments do not aid tn>.hard-pressed small and middle sized family farmer," .Goodell said, adding the list of farmers receiving large subsidy checks includes banks, nonfarm corporations, state prisons and even state governments." v Wo Smoking' at Health Meeting GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) - The World Health Organization opened its twenty-thii^anjjiuai mejetwg today with big "JTo Smoking" .signs, outside the hall and a card on each delegate's-desk asking him to refrain from smoking. Smoking is" one of the .opics which wil! be discussed jy delegates from 114 countries Sunday, June 14, Butler said. T*o End 34-Year Extension Career (The Register's Iowa News Service) GARNER, IA V - Paul Henderson, Hancock* County extension director since 1942, _will retire June 30 after completing 34 years in extension work. Henderson, an Iowa State University graduate, was an extension youth assitant for Hancock, Floyd, Cerro Gordo and. Worth Counties before becoming extension director. /'" In 1949 he was awarded a dis*- tingui§hed service/award by the National Assopimion of County Agricultural-Agents. DUTCH ELM STUDY WASHINGTON, D.C. A 151,000 research grant to help Approve Product ^Guarantees Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Senate Commerce Committee approved Tuesday a bill to establish the first federal minimum standards for product guarantees. Under the measure no manufacturer would be required to guarantee a product. If he did, however, there would have to be clear and conspicuous disclosure of all terms and conditions. Two types of warranties would be permitted — full and partial. War on Hunger Lauded by Nixon WASHlNGTpN.'D.C. (AP) President Nixon commended campaigners against hunger Tuesday night in their efforts "to uplift human life by improving food production and distribution." The President's remarks were in a letter read at the annual dinner of the Americans i Freedom from Hunger Foun-j dation. ; Guests at the $100-a-plate din- j Buy new Lasso soybean herbicide at FS. Then treat your weeds to lunch. If you're a grassy weed in a soybean field, Lasso tastes great. You'll eat it up. In almost any soil type; with the barest amount of moisture. Extensive tests at the university experiment stations of major soybean states confirm Lasso is one of the most effective, yet safest pre- emergent herbicides for annual grasses. So get some Lasso from your FS Farm Chemical Specialist today. Even a weed deserves something special at Us very last meal. Get Lasso from your FS Farm Service Center at: YOUR FS COUNTY SERVICE COMPANY fiad ways to.eontrol Dutch Elm ner were served a number of Disease has been made to Ohio State -UfltYersjJty by the Agriculture Department. high protein foods illustrating developments by the food in dustry to help feed the poor.