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SAVE MONEY, ELIMINATE WASTE BY PICKING BERRIES, GRAPES FOR FOOD Aug. 31, 1975 • DES MOINKS SI'NO AY REGISTER /7b' land' a reality for Iowa couple READY TO COOK - Walter Berryhill is shown with pan of elderberries lie has removed from the stem and is preparing to cook in order to remove their juice. He said he is a good _cook and often helps his wife Ethel with the berry processing. LA PORTE CITY, IA. Walter Berryhill started ''living off the land" over 50 years ago, when he and a companion spent the winter running a trapline in northern Minnesota. Now, at age 78, he's still at it, along with Ethel, his wife of 53 years. The Berryhills live in a comfortable home in this Black Hawk County community — rather than in a wilderness cabin — but they still spend many hours gathering wild foods for their pantry. THEY DON'T have much competition — other than birds — for mulberries, choke cherries, grapes, plums and gooseberries they pick in the wild, Walter said, since few other people take the trouble to gather the wild foods. "It's amazing how much of this stuff just goes to waste," he said. The Berryhills do their best to eliminate the "waste" by processing the berries into jellies, pies and sometimes wine. They find the fruits and berries along roadsides or rivers or on friends' farms, Walter said. "Your best elderberry spot will be where there's lots of moisture," he noted. Wet, brushy ditches often support ,lush bushes with clumps of the tiny, purple berries. THE NEW growth has the best berry crop, he added, so it doesn't hurt if the old bush gets mowed off after the crop is harvested. Grapes and plums are IN THE OPEN By Larry Stone harder to find, Walter admitted, since roadside spraying has killed many former vines and thickets. He still watches for wild grape vines along rivers and creeks when he's fishing, however, and occasionally finds a good crop, He warned berry pickers to check any berry plants for herbicide damage before picking the fruit, since chemicals could contaminate the berries without killing the plant. You must watch elderberry bushes closely when they're ripening to catch the fruit at its peak, he added, since rain can knock off the riper berries, and birds relish them as much as humans. ETHEL GATHERS the berries with as much vigor as Walter — though she confessed that she was taught as a youngster that the fruit was poisonous. Her marriage to Walter corrected that false impression, so she makes elderberry jelly by the potful. One of her secrets for making tasty jelly is to add one- half cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice to each three cups of elderberry juice. The lemon juice adds a tang to Hoffman, McDowall win at Fairgrounds By ED MATTIX Season point champions Don Hoffman and Del McDowall won the late-model and sportsman feature races, respectively, Saturday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in an evening of racing that almost wasn't. Prior to the races, sportsman drivers banded together in a mass protest of the event which was originally scheduled to match sportsman and late-model cars together in an open racing program. Not Competitive The sportsman drivers protested that their cars couldn't run competively with the late- '.M., 66 Chevelle; 2. Rick Merryfleld, D.M., 72 Nova; 3. Rex Carter, D.M., 49 Camaro; 4. Larry Embrey, Grimes, 67 Chevelle; 5. Larry Storey, D.M., 47 Chevelle; 6. Lloyd Henderson, Dallas Center, 47 Chevelle. models regular held. Race and they wanted the two-division program Promoter Homer Melton explained to the drivers that, the program must go as scheduled because once it was set, it couldn't be changed on the night of the event. Sportsman drivers were preparing to go home when the late-model drivers held a meeting and unanimously agreed to run the regular Saturday night racing program, thus saving the. races from possible cancellation. And McDowall for one was pleased the races were run. 6th Feature Triumph The Ames driver racked up his sixth feature triumph in 14 outings at the 'Fairgrounds (he's finished second three times) after he got the lead on the next-to-last lap. "I've sat out the last two weeks and was getting itchy to drive," said McDowall, who won $275. Bill Davis grabbed the lead at the start of the 15-lap feature and held McDowall : s 1970 Camaro at his bumper until Del changed his tactics. "Davis was right in the groove and 1 knew I had to get outside to pass," McDowall explained. "I tried to get by the lap before, then I iust_went_up_ into the marbles (loose dirt) and got past, The Results SPORTSMAN First heat (eHht laps) - 1. Bill pavls, P" 'ht l lova D.M., 68 Camaro; 3. Fred I laps) — ; 2. Glen 1. Rocky lenn Woodard, ; . enn oar, _ ...... ___________ . red Knapp/ D.M., is Camaro; 4. Leonard Woodard, D.M., 61 Camaro; 5. Denny RosenberB, Grimes, 66 Chevelle; 6. Mel Van Wyck, D.M., 64 Che- dingto heat (eight laps) — l, Del II, Ames, 70 Camaro; 2. Bill Lu- Carliile, 70 Nova; 3. Chuck Rog- fleld,. 60 Falcon; _4. Jerry. Camp- ei*. neuiivid, ou r^i^wn, 1. Jerrr Lamp* bell, D.M., 65 Chevelle; 5. Ray Johnson, D.M., 57.Ford; t. L. E. Burnes, D.M., 41 .. Camaro. 67 Chevelle; 2. Dave All •velle; a. Don Hood, p., .. (ID UPS) — 1. Larry Jones, :hevelle; 2. Dave Allison, D.M., - - - •- ', D.M., 48 Ca. ...arlfon, 49 Che. velle; 5. Denny Poortlnga, D.M.; 6. Dan Bock, Ankeny. .F««wr» OS laps) - 1. McDowall; 2, ________ . maro; 4. Rick Manse iftV ood, , Ch (IS laps) — 1. McDowall; 2, Davis; 3. Hodges; 4. G. Woodard: 5. Knapp; 6. Campbell; 7. L. Woodard; I. •- • - -igers; 10. Henderson; 11. John- 13. Merryfleld; 14. Hood; ». ROgi _. son; 12. Beener; Storey; 15. Bock. First heat man, D.M., . Jndianola, 75 Monte "lorne, Austin, Minn. LATE-MODEL 9ht laps) — 1. Don Hoff. Jni Bl ., 74 Camaro;" 2. Ken Davidson, •Id, D.M. .M., 73 * carlo; i., 7S cam , ------ .., Marlon, 74 Camaro. 74' Chevelle Camaro; t. 3. Dave iaro; 4. Joe - -illl !orn. ej 5. Ph Fred Hor Second heat (eight laps) — l. Dave Chase, Council Bluffs, 75 Nova; 2. John Connally, Delhi, 72 Nova; 3. Lem Blanken- ult. 74 ' 73 C , ship, Keokut. 74 Camaro; 4. Waterloo, 73 Camaro; 5. il B , . Council Bluffs, 74 Chevelle; 6. ney, D.M., 75 dhevelle. 'I Sanatr, I Martin, .ee Plnck- . Conselallen (five laps) — 1. ton, Ankeny, 73 Camaro; 2. L.. Waterloo, 73 Camaro; 3. Don g-M., M Camaro; 4. Bland D.M., 49 Chevelle. feature (2S laps) — !_.. Hoffman; 2. 1. George Bar. Chuck Smith, Davidson, Robinson, BJorge; 3. "cTonHajfy; 4. Blai Chase; 6. Sa.ngar; 7. Horn; son; 9. Martin; 10. Barton Blankenship; 5. n; 8.X. David; 11. Smith; 12. D. —. 13* PThckn'eyr'i4i"Merryfielcl7 Davidson. 18 allowed second-place finisher Dave Bjorge of Austin, Minn., to slice Don's one-half straightaway lead. Bjorge pulled his 1975 Camaro alongside Hoffman's car on lap 22, but Hoffman recovered to take' a two-car length victory. Holes Hinder Race "I was taking it easy trying to avoid the holes (in the track) when I saw Dave pull up behind me," Hoffman said, "and I figured I'd better get back on it." The race was stopped after the first lap to repair a hole in the track and on the restart Hoffman grabbed a huge lead. "I got off to a good lead because Dave (Bjorge) and John (Connally) were battling back there, and that helps the guy who's in front," related Hoffman. -€efmaliy-,-of Delhi, took third, Lem Blankenship — runner-up in the point standings — took "Davis was braking real hardj f 0ur th, followed by Dave Chase of Council Bluffs and Sanger of Waterloo. Commings lauds Iowa gridders The Regular's Iowa Newt Servict IOWA CITY, IA. — Iowa's football team passed the halfway mark in pre-season drills with a scrimmage Saturday that pleased Coach Bob Commings. "That was a helluva hitting scrimmage," Commings said. "We're in good shape." Commings said quarterbacks Doug Reichardt, Butch Caldwell and Tom McLaughlin, who holds the starting spot, all looked good in front of the estimated 1,000 fans. Commings also praised defensive ends Nate Washington, Dean Moore and Mark Phillips and added that Shanty Burks had been "sensational" in the defensive backfield. Five touchdowns were scored — the two longest a 60-yard screen pass from Caldwell to Ernie Sheeler and a 37-yard scamper by Jim Jensen. Hunters set goal of $200,000 Iowa duck hunters hope to raise $200,000 for waterfowl conservation during Ducks Unlimited fund raising banquets this fall. Most of the 10 banquets will include door prizes and raffles, as well as benefit auctions of wildlife art prints, shotguns and other merchandise. All proceeds will go to waterfowl habitat improvement projects. Banquet tickets are available from Ducks Unlimited members. Here is a list of Iowa banquets: Sept. 1 Wapello; 10 — Clinton, Izaak Walton League; 11 — Sept. 1 — Des Moines, Advenlureland; Jack Hamilton's, Morning Sun; n League; 11 — lroom; 16 — Cedar llroom; 20 — Center- K Davenport, Rapldlt Ar ton, Izaak Walton , Cor Ballroom; rmar Ballroom; , v^ 5 !, 3 Elk, Club; 1, _ Dubuque, Chateeu Supper Club. Arlington race to Royal Glint FINAL DRAKE SCRIMMAGE Fullback Jim Herndon and the starting defensive unit stood out in Saturday's final pre-season scrimmage for Drake, which opens its Missouri Valley sched- ul Saturday at New Mexico State. The scrimmage was originally scheduled for Drake Stadium but switched to Sec Taylor Stadium because of poor field conditions. Passing Problems Herndon gained 120 yards in 22 carries including a 23-yard touchdown run, but Wallace worried about the team's aerial game. "Passing is my concern right now," he said. "We were not effective all morning. I'm not pleased at all. (Jeff) Martin was throwing high again and our receivers caused 90 per cent of our offside calls and there were plenty of those." Martin, working with the first unit, hit four of 18 attempts for 69 yards. 3 Interceptions The first defense held the second unit offense to 98 total yards in 62 plays, sacked the quarterback six times, recovered four fumbles and intercepted three passes. Wallace said the scrimmage marked the end of heav? contact for Drake prior to the season opener. Only one starter missed the practice — defensive end Mark Spivey, with a virus. Americans dominate OSAKA, JAPAN (AP) American swimmers won all 10 events Saturday and finished the three-day Japan National swimming championships winning everything but the men's 100-meter breaststrokc. Country Homes Need Country Style Home Insurance in the turn — I could smell his brakes burning — but when I passed him I didn't even touch my brakes." Davis, of Des Moines, held on for second, followed by Rocky Hodges, Glenn Woodard, Fred Knapp and Jerry Campbell, all of Des Moines. Big Day for Hoffman Hoffman's, victory in the 25-lap late-model feature capped a perfect day for the Des Moines driver. CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - Roy- Karl i al Glint won the $127,400 Arlington Handicap by four lengths before a crowd of 22,130 at Arlington Park Saturday. Zografos finished second and Buffalo Lar third. The mile and 3-16 race was switched to the jmain course after rains I drenched the turf course. Royal Glint, ridden by Jorge Shoemaker falls 2nd time DEL MAR, CALIF. (AP) ~ Jockey Willie Shoemaker was thrown for the second time dur- Tejeira, was timed in l" minute ing the Del Mar meeting in 55 4.5 seconds to set a track Saturday's fifth race but was| recorr j. ' • unhurt and returned to riding, j Shoemaker, 44, history's top: Saturday afternoon. Hoffman wjnni jock was thrown byiUfinS hike race guided his 1974 Camaro to a fea-: E1 See t u • if in» MIRB lave lure triumph at the Northwest ' Fl Seetu was at (he back of a METTET, BELGIUM iAP.) Missouri State Fair in Bethany, W ell-bunched field when he - Adrianus Severs won The (hen added the $550 Fair- c | lpl)cc ] the heels of Ja Agio Netherlands'fifth gold medal of grounds prize. ;m( j stumbled. Shoemaker was the world cycling champion- It was an easy race for Hoff- thrown clear and got to his feet ships Saturday in the amateur man until a caution flag on lap shortly after hitting. j road race. I THE NEW Count iV Honve * •'POLICY • Folks who own an acreage of 70 msur- acres or less get custom-made ance coverage on home, contents, garage and farm service buildings. • Up to $12,000 blanket coverage on livestock, grain and machinery. • Thelt inwrance. • Package liability. We put things together again FACTUAL *x£xinsu ranee '.•;J*r.ct CO the otherwise flat tasting berries and also helps the juice jell, she explained. The rest of her jelly-making process follows the instructions on the pectin package, she" said, but she cautioned that it is sometimes necessary to experiment to find the correct boiling time to get the jelly to set. But ev«n if it is a bit thin, she shrugged, (he jelly can still make excellent pancake syrup. FOR A SPECIAL touch Ethel sometimes makes jelly with half apple juice and half elderberry juice. And an elderberry pie — with a layer of apples in the bottom for added flavor — is a regal dish, indeed. In good berry years, the Berryhills can and save extra jars of juice so they'll have some insurance against future berry crop failures. A batch of jelly freshly made from canned juice is a winter treat, Ethel noted. THE BERRYHILLS give away a lot of their wild jel : lies, but they still have .enough fruit and produce from their large garden and friends' fruit trees to cut their food bill to a minimum. "We live pretty well out of the garden and off the land," Walter said, "We buy very little." "It's more of a pastime than anything," Ethel added, "but it gets us out in the woods, and we save quite a bit of money, too." ISU's-top passing spot up in air The original Knight SOLUNAR TABLES When to hunt or fish Aug. 31 - Sept. 7 Day Sun. Man, Tuts. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. A.M. Minor Major 12:20 7:00 1:10 7:50 2:00 8:45 2:55 9:35 3:45 10:25 4:55 11:20 5:30 6:30 12:45 P.M. Minor Major 12:55 7:30 1:45 8:20 2:35 9:10 3:25 10:10 4:25 10:55 5:10 11:45 6:00 12:00 6:55 1:20 The M«tuttr'i law* Ntw* Service AMES, IA. - Iowa State's three lettermen quarterbacks will have to wait until Monday to find out which is the No. 1 passer after Saturday's three- hour scrimmage in the new I stadium. About 2,000 fans saw the Cyclones' first scrimmage this season, viewing a questionable offensive performance. Bruce Displeased "My first impression is that I wasn't satisfied with our offense , " said Coach Earle Bruce. "We were moving well to about the 20-yard line and then we'd stall. "Without seeing the films, it's hard to single out any one quarterback." Bruce added that after evaluating the films he will re-list the top three passers. Buddy Hardeman and Tom Mason both directed 70-yard touchdown drives. Wayne Stanley did not lead the teantto a touchdown but was the leading passer. Hardeman Top Rusher Hardeman also led in rushing with 97 yards in 12 attempts. Senior fullback Jim Wingender rushed 13 times for 96 yards. Stanley hit four of eight passes for 60 yards, including, the day's longest toss, a 31-yarder to tight end Dave Greenwood. Defensively, Bruce said he was especially pleased with linebacker Greg Pittman, a transfer from Tampa. He also lauded the defensive line. Another area Bruce was unhappy with was receiving. Dropped Passes "Our receivers were dropping a lot of passes and we had a hard time getting the ball to (flanker) Luther Blue. We've got to get him the ball more," Bruce said. The Cyclones will continue with t w o-a-d a y workouts through Wednesday with classes beginning Thursday. They open at UCLA Sept. 13. FAIR PLAY By Leighton Housh Sports editor Wet grounds: Cancel Wolverine scrimmage ANN ARBOR, MICH. (AP) Coach Bo Schembechler canceled a scheduled Wolverine football scrimmage Saturday because of wet conditions in Michigan Stadium. In getting ready for the high school football season, Chuck Burdick mailed information sheets to be returned by coaches — and included space for suggestions on how The Register could improve its coverage. Morris (Scooter) Hale of Pel la wants us to pick all- state teams by classes, a total of 16. He also thinks the summer Shrine game deserves more space. Roger Lounabery of Twin Rivers and Tom Sawyer of Lytton likewise seek more recognition for smaller school athletes Dave Mlneart of Norwalk and Paul Epperly of Corydon want more conference standings and rundowns. D. R. Dcscoteau of Carlisle seeks a standardized form for coaches to fill out before calling reports, Paul .1. Wickof Everly and Kirk G. Daddow of Maquokcta would like to see more phones available to receive the calls. Terry Eagcn of Marshalltown would eliminate the player of the week. Mike Hayes of Saydel calls us "one of the great sports pages of the country" and Ed Ellis of Shelby-Tennant agrees. Naturally, we love that, but, it took Jim Jackson of Spirit Lake to sum it up best: "It's a big state and we know it's hard to cover all of it. Just keep trying." That we will. If we succeed we'll need the usual essential help from coaches around the state — plus Burdick's phenomenal memory, the eighth wonder of the world. WHO ELSE BUT Jim Duncan, the Drake professor, voice of the Drake Relays and sports authority would come up with the news that women's intercollegiate track competition isn't so new as we had thought? In fact, Duncan discovered that Drake won the national championship in 1923, Iowa a year later — without the women leaving Iowa. Duncan writes: "These were telegraphic championships conducted by Howard Cleveland, a district governor of a physical educa- tion assorialion. from Mod; rsto, Calif. ThR 1924 report' indicates "hunrlrorls" of co£ Ictfes participated. ; •• "In Ifl23. . . Drake finished* 14 of the 15 (H-rnts (included v:.rp the javelin throw, hop, slf-p and jump, and I0-girl 500-yard relayi, placed in all and was declared t.hf winncK with .'(,'! points to Arizona?!? 22' 2 , Lake Uric College's if* and Iowa's If). -If "Maud Humphrey of Drafig won two events, the 8-pouri<t~ shot with ;\ put of .12 feet in.:hes, a nd the basketball throw with a new American record of fl!) feet; the previous record was R7 feet by Eli/nboth II a r d en of Vassar. "V i r Rinia JIM Wai finer ( ,f DUNCAN •Drake won the 100 in 12.3 seconds, and Iowa set an American collegiate record for the 220 relay with a time of 30 seconds. Maxine Smith of Drake was third in the, broad jump with 14 feet and in the high jump with 4-4. . "In 1924 Drake did not com pelt; and Iowa was national champion. Drake com? peted in 1925 and was fourth as Winthrop College of Carolina won. "One of the intriguing aspects of this is that it occur- cd in the Rolclen age of Iowa men's track. "In 1922-23-24 Washington High of Cedar Rapids finished first, second, first in Ihc national high school track meet. "In the decade of the, 1920s, Iowa collegiate men won 24 national titles (II AAU, 15i NCAA), ran under world record times in the 200-metCr and 400-meter runs (Eric Wilson), the 220 lows (Charlie Brookins). the 400-meter hurdles (Morgan Taylor), the milo relay (Iowa) and the two-mile relay (Iowa Slate). "Nine Olympians came from five different colleges in this, decade (Sol Butler, Dubuque; Taylor, (irinnell; Ray Conger, Iowa Slate; George Bret- nail, Cornell, and a number, from Iowa." »1975 R. J. Reynold! Tobacco Co. Winston loves rodeo much as you do. 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