The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 9, 1970 · Page 20
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 20

Frederick, Maryland
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Tuesday, June 9, 1970
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THE NEWS, Frtitriek, Muyted Frederick County 4-H Clubs Report Numerous Activities BRUNSWICK 4-H Club The May meeting of the Brunswick 4-H Club met at the Brunswick High School May 18, at 7:30 P.HU, with 18 members* and one leader and new members, -Debbie Payne present Linda Wood conducted the business meeting with roll call and 4-iH Pledge. Under old business four members will be entering demonstration day at West Frederick Junior High School. They are, Denise Guyton and Vickie Pry, demonstrating "Cottage Waldorf Salad" andEvelynOwyer and Patricia Hoffmaster showing how to make a "Toy Box" from a detergent drum. It was voted to have the annual Club Fair again in August and the following committee will meet with the Petersville Club members to plan the event; Michelle Guyton, Denise Guyton, Evelyn Dwyer, Patti Piper, Cheryl Himes and Norma Piper. ' The club will have a picnic and ball game at the club leader's home, Mrs. Charles Smith, Jefferson. This will take place July 2, at 6:30 p.m. The mothers of 4-H members and the Jefferson girls' 4-H club will be invited guests. The planning committee is Vickie Pry, Patricia Hoffmaster, Denise Guyton, Evelyn Dwyer, Debbie Payne, Linda Moss, and Nancy Harsh. The following members will be attending county 4-H camp in June; Cheryl Himes, NormaPip- er, Michelle Guyton, Denise Guyton, Evelyn Dwyer, Linda Mofis, Debbie Payne and Renee Wolfe. The club members enjoyed the following demonstrations; Sherrie Sigler, "A Clothes Hanger Cover"; Evelyn Dwyer and Patrica Hoffmaster, "A Toy Box From A Detergent Drum"; Bonita Mann and Norma Piper, "Be Nf* and Well Groomed"; and M s. Charles Smith, "Rice Krispie Cookies". - Kim Weitzel, reporter. CREAGERSTOWN EARLY RISERS 4-H CLUB The regular monthly meeting of the~Creagerstown Early Risers 4-H Club was held at the home of Maurice and Ann King on May 18. Gwen Long led the pledges. The minutes of the previous meeting were red by the secretary, Terri Dreith. Ronnie Long gave the treasurer's report. Joel Anderson, president of the club, read items from the 4-H Newsletter. Plans were made to hold the club picnic at the Sportsmen's Club. Two members of the club placed with their beef animals at McDonogh School Fair. Ronnie Long was third and Debbie Long placed tenth. After the meeting was adjourned, delicious refreshments were served by the host and hostess.- Elizabeth Anderson, reporter. BRADDOCK HEIGHTS BUSY BELLS CLUB The March meeting of the Braddock Busy Bells 4-H Club was held at the Church of the Transfiguration at Braddock Heights on March 13, a Friday. Demonstrations: Mrs. Frank Wilson, a consultant, gave a talk on pollution. Three of our club members, Connie Fatten, Rhonda Rhoderick, and Jean Price also did. New Business: A committee to campaign against pollution was formed. It consists of the following volunteers: Cindy George, Rhonda Rhoderick, Jean Price, Ann Roetzle, Tracy Waxter.Mar- lene Shepel, Martha Pendleton, Julie Baker, Cathy Metcalf, Betty Van Chichester and Louisa Potts. Cathy Metcalf, the president, gave a report. It was voted to give three dollars for a movie projector, sending the money to the extension office. Rhonda Rhoderick was elected secretary because of the resignation of former secretary, Connie Fatten. Additional Information: Our next meeting will be held April 10. Our project leaders will talk to our club about their plans for projects of the year. We will also plan an activity for the patients at the Vindo- bona Convalescent Home. Two of our girls will be planning to speak in the Speaking Contest held on March 25. Francie Coghill and Susan Shively will speak.--Cindy George, reporter. THURMONT BLUE RIBBON The regular monthly meeting of the Thurmont Blue Ribbon 4-H Club was held at the home of Maggie little, on May 4. Katrina Baker tod the club in the Pledge of the Flag and the 4-H Pledge. The roll call and minutes were read by Susie Dewees. A card of thanks was read from Mrs. Betty Biehl thanking the club members for their excellent work in selling Easter baskets for the mentally retarded. Two members of the club, Katrina Baker and Elizabeth Anderson, represented Frederick County in the District Public Speaking Contest held at the Francis Scott .Key HoteL Elizabeth Anderson was District Intermediate Girls Champion and Katrina Baker received a red award in the Junior Girls Contest. County Demonstration Day was discussed. Plans were made to attend Our Lady of MU Carmel Catholic Church on 4-H Sunday. Mrs. Helen Flanagan gave a lesson on menus. The recreation period was led by Maria Fontaine. The hostess served delicious refreshments. - Elizabeth Anderson, reporter. NEW MIDWAY BOYS 4-H Club The March meeting of the New Midway Boys 4-H Club was held at the home of Becky aad Stephanie Spicer at Woodaboro on March 19 with Becky and Stephanie Items of new business discussed were McDonogh School Fair and The Gun Safety Program. The club voted to give a donation toward a projector to be used lay all 4-H Clubs. A demonstration was given by Mr. Spicer on How To Test Your Drinking Water for extra mineral deposits. Three new members, Samuel Wampler, Mary Ann Wampler and Sherry Remsburg were welcomed into the club. There were 20 members present. Brian Clabaugh, reporter. MONTGOMERY CO. 4-H CAMPFIRE Arrangements were made for the annual Montgomery County 4-H Campfire on July 3, at the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Senior Council. The campfire is to be held at the Ag Center. Diane Savage reported on the 4-H Vesper Service she attended. It was moved and passed that the Senior Council would not hold Vesper Service in 1971. Miss Furner announced that Novice's Guide To Cows, Brown And Otherwise 12.7 Million U.S. Dairy Cows Come In Just Six Basic Styles the Md. 4-H Conference will be held at the University of Md» August 3-7 for 4-Her's 14-19 years of age, AFS exchange student Anne Pope gave a very interesting talk on "A visit to South Africa." The meeting was attended by 12 members. -Jerry Young, reporter. No-Till Planting Revolution Western Hemisphere dairy breeds are: (1) Brown Swiss, (2) Ayrshire, (3) Holstein-Friesian, (4) Guernsey, (5) Milking Shorthorn, and (6) Jersey. The 12.7 million head of dairy cattle who keep the country to milk have ancestries almost as colorful and diverse as the human population. But a whole lot easier to trace because U.S. dairymen deal with just six breeds of dairy cattle. Here's a quick guide to what kind of cows you'll spot from the car window on your vacation this summer. Think of the advantages of knowing. The kids may even quit bickering for the window seats momentarily if you say, "Quick, look at the Hol- stein-Friesians!" Besides, it sounds so much classier than, "See the moo-cows." The first thing for a novice cow-spotter to learn is a color code. Ayrshires are mottled red and white in varying proportions. Brown Swiss were the ones being address- eetln the immortal line, "How now, brown cow?" They're dark brown, in-between brown or light brown -- all over. They're also Swiss which seems only right. '-Pawn and white means Guernsey. Unless the cow has a .black muzzle with a light ring around it -- then it's a Jersey. Jerseys can also be all fawn without the white markings -- keep your eye on the muzzles (unless you're doing the driving). Milking Shorthorns can be red, roan or white--they look more like beef cattle than the other dairy breeds -- and are, indeed, a dual-purpose breed. Hybrid Corn 4-Way and Single Crosses Alfalfa Seed For Any Rotation, or Plowdown Hybrid Sorghum Grain, Forage, and Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrids J. AUSTIN YOUNKINS FREDERICK FAIRGROUNDS PHONE 663-3040 HOME PHONE 663-3063 All seem a bit much to keep in mind at 60 miles per hour? Then, remember Holstein- Friesians. They're the big black and white cows and you'll probably be seeing a lot of them. If dairy cattle were one big corporation, the Holsteins would hold controlling interest and then some. About 80 percent of U.S. dairy cattle, registered and grade, wear those black and white markings Not bad for a breed which had two inauspicious tries at immigration to this country before finally making it. Holsteins probably came with the Dutch to New Amsterdam. But the early arrivals (human), distracted no doubt by the rigors of getting settled, neglected to keep the cattle bloodlines pure, and those first Holstein-Priesians had no lasting effect on the development of the new nation's herds. Then, in the 1850's, a Massachusetts man imported some of the black and whites. But the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered them destroyed during an outbreak of animal illness. Undaunted, the New Englander imported more m 1861. Today black and white cows produce roughly 85%'of the nation's milk -- a real success story for the Holsteins! The other breeds were im- Whatever the need .. . you can be sure that there's a bank loan available here to cover it! You'll find that bank interest rates are the lowest -- with payments arranged on convenient monthly terms. Come in and discuss your loan needs with us today... you'll be glad you did! COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE maryland naoonaibanK Dtposits insured up to $15,000 by tN Fritril Otposit Insurance Corp. migrants, too, and their names are tip-offs to their homelands -- as with those aptly dubbed Brown Swiss. A short historical footnote on their importation to these shores: one of the first bulls to arrive wore the proud Swiss name of William Tell, no less. County Ayr, Scotland, is where Ayrshires first were bred. Milking Shorthorn is that breed's real name but they were known as Durham cattle for some time in this country because Durham, in Yorkshire, England, had become a center for the breed. Jerseys hail from the English Channel Island of Jersey, as Monks on another, the Isle might be guessed, of Guernsey, crossbred two famed French dairy types to produce their own. A visiting Yankee sea captain bought a pair to take home to his brother in New Hampshire. By coincidence, the brother farmed on another island which soon became known as Cow Island. The title has become formalized to Guernsey Island, courtesy of an act of the state legislature. So, if your vacation trip takes you to the Northeast, you may come across both the breed and the island named after them -- a nice coming full- circle when you consider that the first Guernseys were named after an island! Edward Baugher aad SOD Don of Carroll County, both agree that no-till planting has caused a revolution in corn farming. Baugher was featured in the February issue of the CORN FARMER, a section in the Southern Planter. They plant corn in 20-inch rows and it throws a canopy over the ground by June 20, five weeks after planting. As Baugher points out, the canopy shuts off weed growth for the remainder of the season. The Baughers planted 80 acres of no-till corn and were so enthused with results that last year they put in 200 acres, a fourth of their total corn acreage. "The no-till corn yielded more. We don't know how much more, but we do know that it didn't suffer as much from the drought," says the elder Baugher, The corn held its color longer in dry weather and looked better all season, he reported. They chisel-plow their other corn ground. The Baughers turned down plant population this spring so corn will take dry weather better. Last year they socked in 33,000 plants per acre, but this year cut back to 26,000. ; Baugher figures he has two! no-till problems. "With this 12-' row planter and 20-inch spacing, | the disks don't always cut through j the way we like to have them when the ground gets a little hard," he says admitting he has no problem with the jumbo plant if i the soil is moist and mellow. "The other difficulty is the hillsides," he explains. "If they're too steep, the tool slides enough so the planter doesn't follow directly behind the disks." They pick their move more level fields for no-till planting. . The Baughers believe that less labor is just one plus for no- till planting. It also eliminates the need to plow, disk and pack. That shrinks the fuel bill and outmodes three pieces of equipment. Besides, as the Baughers learned, it grows better corn. ROCKY RIDGE PROGRESSIVE The May meeting of the Dairy Department 4-H Club was bald at the Busier Home, Rocky RHge on May 25, 1970 with Jane Busier serving as hostess. The meeting was called to order by our president, Joe Wivell. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurers report was given. Roll call was answered by eleven members. Also attending the meeting were two parents and one leader. Under old business a report on McDonogh School Fair was given by Stanley Gregg. The materials from the Extension office were received and discussed. Dairy judgingpractice was discussed also. Farts of a dairy animal was the topic of the evening, which was lead by our lead* er, Mr. Bassler. Our next meeting will be held June 22, at Richard Keilholtz. Stanley Gregg, reporter. Marcia Collins 'Continued From Page 1) University, she is majoring in math and history and plans to become a high school math teacher. Marcia's-other interests include horseback riding, qualifying as a senior lifesaver and participating as a counselor and swimming instructor at 4-H camp. As a veteran exhibitor at local and state fairs, she has garnered many first places with her animals including championships and All New York awards. She is the owner of 14 Registered Holsteins, six of which were bred by her. Four of these animals are under contract to A.I. with an option for bull calves. Iowa, Kentucky and New Jersey dominated the contest this year, each having a winner or a finalist. Finalists in the young women's division are Sharon Gibson of Kentucky, Vicki Gerlach of Iowa, Maureen Mahoney of Washington and Joan Van Doren of New Jersey. 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