KOSSUTH COUNTY Vol. XI KOSSUTH SOIL PROGRAM WINS BY REAL MERIT Gains are Results o( Work Done By Many Men. Kossuth county's soil Improvement work was judged best in the •even north central states from .report prepared by the oounty agent »nd submitted to a committee ol Judges selected by the National Society of Agronomy, whoae members represent heads of variuue experiment stations, colleges, and extension services, and others Interested In development of farm crops and soils work. The report us submitted wa_.« Unique as compared with other pro- •fcrams, since Kossuth's soil problem was reported as the development of Virgin prairie lands rather than the rebuilding of worn out soils, as featured in most of the other programs The selection of counties Is spon- ;*ored by the National Society of Agronomy, and the went committee of Soil Improve- the National fertilizer association gives the county agents of the winning county In each district a. trip to the annual meeting of the society, which •was held this year at AVashington r>. c. Kossnth Has Ilcal Program. Soil improvement work in Kos- isuth county has many features worthy of note, such as the public drains, which number about 300, and "these help to show community cooperation in their development Charles Chubb, Algona. Chris Scharlach. Lu Verne, Olaf Funnemark, Wesley, and today Archie Michel, Algona, as well as many others, have worked on the drainage system that laid the basis of our county's soil development. Some •quarter sections have as high as 80,000 feet of tile in a drainage system. Old prairie hay has been largelj replaced by crops of more value to 'both land and livestock. During the past ten years alfalfa acreages have increased from less than a thousand to over 17,000 acres; to which ma> be added thousands of acres of other clovers, soy beans, and othei .aoil-buildins legumes. Demonstrations on legumes were established •"by early county agents on various -farms in the county, and Judge . -Quarton and Jimmie Neville, of Algona, have for years boosted for euch crops. Legume Seed Sale Legume seed sales through elevators alone have increased 150 per "Cent in the last five years, and about 25 per cent in the last year The farmers used almost 400,000 /pounds of legume seeds from the ^elevators in 1930, and this was added to by seeds shipped direct, as •well as by a large amount handle< fcy seed houses, hardware stores and individuals. "Fewer acres with great profit" is almost beginning to be apparent, a .least in some degree, if we figure •the acres seeded with these legumes •at eight to 14 pounds an acre anc ^deduct that item from the grain acreage. This makes Kossuth's pro- -eram of drainage, livestock, legumes and fertilizers seem doubly safe as a sound program to be further developed. Abnormal soils have been tolerated and either seeded down or covered with heavy applications of •manure. These peat, muck and alkali spots are now yielding to proper fertilizer treatment. Our booth •on Fertilizer Completes the Soil Building Program, prepared by our -committee, H. J. Bode, Algona, Ray McWhorter, Burt, and Tom Berg, Hlmore, won two blue ribbons and a sweepstakes banner at the state tair in 1929. Kossuih Featured in liiillflln. Fourteen of the 16 results given in the latest soil bulletin put out by Iowa State college were taken from -Kossuth plots, and the bulletin car- riee J. L. Boatman's name as one of the authors, which is the first time •an extension man's name has been on an experiment station bulletin. Sir. Boatman has cooperated on all recent .soils work in the county. Livestock development, our 13 cooperative creameries, our tb-accred- 1ted area, our herds of cattle and hogs, and the cooperation of the many livestock breeders past and present, as well a« the assistance of veterinarians in the livestock pro- rgram through advice to producers, all have helped. Among the veterinarians are such men as Dr. J. O. ~B\ Price, veteran U. S. D. A. representative for the north half of Iowa, and Doctor Buyers, deceased, whose advice on sound livestock practices •is still quoted by local breeders. Koseuth's program has been a Variation of the standard Iowa sys- .tem of soil management, which en- •courages GO bushels of corn on 40 acres rather than 40 bushels of corn on CO acres and other economical .farm management. Good production is, according to this program, not •possible over any long period with•out the occasional use of some of the acreage for tsoil-huildlng crops. Drainage, lime, legumcvs, fertiliz-j >«r, and livestock, all helped make .Kossuth's soil improvement program outstanding in six of the best agricultural states in the middle west, including Wisconsin, Illinois, ^Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, and Iowa, and of such a program the •whole county can be justly proud. ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER id, 1930 International Stock Show Enjoyed by Kossuth Boy, Girl By Frieda and Chas. Paetz. Wo hnd always thought It woul be Interesting and educational t exhibit at the International stoc show, and this year wo had the op portunity, for each of us fed a bab beet. On Wednesday afternoon, Novem Iicr 26, our calves were shipped, ar riving at Chicago Friday morning George Yanaer accompanied them and cared for them on the way. W got there Friday, and went rtgh down to the exposition building where we started getting: our catti ready for the show ring. The judg In? took place Saturday afternoon Right after dinner we took ou calves down and had them checke out. Then we went Into the arena where all Class 2 Herefords wer shown. The grand champion of th year's show was an Aberdeen An BUS, as was also the champion. Attend 4-M Clul) Ttnnquet. That evening all the 4-H clu boys and girts attended a banque at the Stock Yards Inn. At the hca of the largest table sat Mr. Held secretary of the show, who later I the evening gave a speech, as di several other men. There was music, and we all sang, ending wit the Iowa Corn Song, which the low boys and girls sang alone. In the banquet hall hung picture of men who had helped in the prog ress of animal industry. Mr. Helc told us about them. It was an even ing to be long remembered. Eac of us received a copy of the Revie-\ and Album of last year's show. On Sunday we went to the hors show and a polo game, which wa very Interesting. Monday we spen going through other barns, lookln at stock that came from all parts o the United States and Canada. W saw some beautiful horses, some o them imported. We also saw man kinds of sheep, including one kin from Canada, called Ramboulllet and another with long, heavy fleece called Cotewalds. Tuesday we watched the show 1 the arena, which was a beautifu sight, hard to describe. The grea arena was decorated with larg flags, our own American flag, an some of other countries. Inspect Implement Factory. Wednesday the International Hai vester company took us through it buildings. We saw the Caterpillar and 10-20 McCormick Deering trac tors, and we saw big drop-hammer used in the manufacture of cran shafts. We also saw melted ste poured into moulds; also where the dip parts into vats of paint and the lay them out to dry. We also sa- many things difficult to describe. The company served dinner to a of us, and we met Harold and Cj rus McCormick. Before we left th building all the boys and girls san America. After dinner we all wen through a twine factory. This was the first year that poultry show was held in connectlo with the stock show, so on Thura day we went to the Coliseum to se the different kinds of poultry, also fur exhibit. There were many foxe and mink. On Friday at 2 p. m., the bab beef auction took place in a sal pavilion. In the morning- we bathe our calves, polished their hoofs, an curled their hair, and Daddy helpe us take them to the sale ring. Calves Sell at Good Prices. The champion wae sold first, 5fic a pound. The animal was fe by a Miss Tolan. of Illinois. Th second calf was sold at 22c a pound None of the calves this year brough the prices of other years, owing t the drop in all livestock prices, bu we were well pleased with the sal of ours. Frieda's brought $14.5 cwt. .and Charles' calf $13.75 cwt which netted each of us a good sum of money., We had fed and cared for thes calves ten months, and they wer of good weight. Frieda's calf weigh ed 1270 pounds on the day of th sale, Charles' calf weighed 125 pounds. From the sale ring we led th calves to the scales, then back t their stalls, and that night was th last time we saw them. On Saturday we went to the Fleli Museum of Natural History, and ir the afternoon we went to Lincoln Park. The next morning we startei for home, leaving Chicago at 9:3 and reaching Sexton at about 11 r. m., traveling by auto. County 4-H Club Committee Meets The county 4-H club committee jnet with the chairman, Mrs. Paul f j£rtethe, west of Burt, Monday af- vternoon, December i, and reviewed work during 1930, besides laying for 1931. Attending were Ed' DHtmer, Burt; Mrs. Olaf '•ITunnemark, Wesley; Mrs. j. M. "Patterson, Algona; Emma Gut- fcnecht and Mrs. j. H. Warburton, and Mrs. Lottie Wessel, «• »• A- Ledyard Club in Party for H. D. A Lakota, Dec. 16 — The Ledyarc womaji's Farm Bureau club met a Mrs. Alma Heetland's Friday at'tei noon, December .5. A business meet ing was held, and Mrs. L. A. Nitz and Mrs. Heetland were electee delegates t o Farm and Home week at Ames. Christmas songs were sung by the women, and severa nusical selections were given by Norman Frerking and Robert Ham ilton. At the conclusion of the program. Christmas gifts were ex hanged and lunch was served. The third lesson on Home Man igement was given at Emrna Gut knecht's Tuesday, December 9, bj Mrs. Lottie Wessel, H. D. A. In teresting talks On planting shrubs, landscaping, and attractive lawns were given. Nine local leaders at tended. 4 Lincoln Club in Christmas Party Lincoln Twp., Dec. 16 — This week Thursday the Lincoln woman's Farm Bureau club will hold its annual Christmas party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sachs. A joilv good time Is in store, and every one Is invited to come. The hostesses for the day will be Mrs. David Patterson, Mrs. A. T. Buckels, Mrs. Walter Sachs, Mrs. J. H. Warburton, and Mrs. A. Q. Smith. The program committee is Mrs. Fred Weinberger, Mrs. Gust J. Koppen, and Mrs. Henry Hufbauer. Gifts costing not to exceed 2 oc will be exchanged. Election of delegates to Ames will take place. DAIRY TEST ASSN, PROVES GAINS BY RECORDS OF HERDS The annual report of the West Bend Dairy Herd Improvement association shows the purebred herd of Holsteln cattle owned by R. B. Chambers as the highest-producing herd. This herd In 11.49 "cow years" produced an average to the cow of 10,850 pounds of milk and 410.6 pounds of butterfat on a twice a day milking. The record made by this herd was 295.2 pounds of fat to the cow higher than the record of the lowest herd In the association, which was 115.4 pounds of fat to the cow, and 131.1 pounds higher than the association average of 279.5 pounds of fat to the cow. This herd shares honors with S2 herds In the etate which produced over 400 pounds ol fat to the cow. The Chambers herd was not fed expensive feeds, nor given unusual care; in fact practically all the feed consumed was produced on the farm. Mr. Chambers gives testing work much credit for the building up of his herd. It Is through test- Ing that the dairyman can economically feed his herd, cull out the low producers, and give the best cowe a chance to do better. The Holstein cow Lady Calantha Chloe Beauty No. 1,109,246, owned by Mr. Chambers, was the high cow for the year, with a production of 14,200 pounds of milk and 544.8 pounds of butterfat. The second high cow "Irene," a grade Jersey owned by the Jurgens Hillside Dairy, produced 9,160 pounds of milk and 501.1 pounds of butterfat. The purebred and grade Holsteln herd owned by A. J. Zrleholz was second in the association, with a production of 10,190 pounds of milk and 343.4 pounds of fat. Other herds NIGHT SCI IS HELt SWEAC OOL FOR TYANS with eight or more cow years producing over 300 pounds of and fat were those of R. B. Berninghaus, Arthur Zinnel, the Jurgens Hillside Dairy, C. B. Thatcher, and A. H. Bonnstetter. The high herd produced an average of 10,850 pounds of milk and 410.6 pounds of butterfat, with an average income above feed cost of $93.40. The low herd produced an average of 3,062 pounds of milk and 115.4 pounds of butterfat, with an average income above feed cost of $22.31. For the 12 months, November 1, 1929, to October 31, 1930, 24 herds were on test for a full year. During this period 349 cows were tested. Of this number 39 unprofitable cows were sold, and 36 grade and four purebred cows were purchased. The average production for the association's 272.77 cow years was 279.6 pounds of fat to the cow. Each member of the association has felt investment in cow-testing was worth while and has endorsed the progressive dairyman's "Feed, Weed, and Breed." slogan, Boatman to Give Talk on Fertilizers Elevator managers and others in the county handling commercial fertilizers will hold a meeting at the courthouse next Monday with J. L, Boatman, of the Iowa State college Soils Extension Service, for the purpose of discussing questions relative to a rapidly developing branch of their business. New developments in fertilizer manufacture, uses, and practices are being brought out every year, which along with the profitable use of proper fertilizer on abnormal local soils, as well as the Increased maturity and improved quality of crops made possible in this locality by use of some fertilizers, makes an understanding of anajysis and field results of ever-increasing importance to the dealer, who is relied upon by many users to furnish them with the kind best suited to their needs. Mr. Boatman enjoys a wide reputation for his soils work, and he is considered one of the leading unbiased authorities on the use of fertilizers in Iowa. Mr. Boatman will be in Kossuth for a series of soil meetings about the county on February 25-2C, when men planning their soils programs for the summer of 1931 may have the opportunity of discussing their problems with him. Farm Management Course January January a to March 20 are dates innounced by Dr. A, O. Black, of the Agricultural Economics department, Iowa State college, for a Farm Management short course. The course is open to farmers and their sons, 18 years of age or older, vho have a. familiarity with actual 'arm work. The course offers an opportunity o study the production of crops, the 'eedlng and management of livestock, farm power and machinery, and the. general principles of buying ind selling of livestock and grain. Sessions are arranged in the winter nonths for the convenience of those actually engaged in farming who lay wish to attend. 100 Farm Women anc Farmers Attend Sessions. Real homemakers don't want thel planning and home decorating to b centered within the four walls o their house; they want it to keep right on out the front door to the front gate and out the back door tc the vegetable garden, the flowe garden, the Illy pool, the windbreak And they might even consider re arrangement of buildings! This is the gist of a training school lesson on home grounds im provement given by Mrs. Lotti* Weseel, county H. D. A., before tlv women of Swea and Harrison town ships Tuesday, December 2, at thi Community hall. The women learned that their homes should be pictures and tha to make them pictures of beauty simplicity, and also an inspiration to the family and others, a plan mus first be worked out. It must be a wrltten-down plan with every detail carefully studied Then, when the plan is satisfactory and the maker has a mental picture of what the home Is to be, it is time to begin. It may take years, bu don't we all want our homes to be pictures? Then let's study together this fine, inspirational Farm Bureau lesson. Night School Appreciated. A new night school for farmers and their wives, conducted by Helen Preston and L. E. Sweany, Swea City teachers, at the school building is certainly going over big. The school Is held Monday evening of each week. Mr. Sweany conducts a class for men in the agricultural class room. They are studying swine production. It didn't take long to break the ice. Mr. Sweany, whom the men choose to call "Teacher," soon had the men exchanging ideas in fine fashion on "Whnt price can we expect for our hogs in 1930?" They drifted into selection of brood sows and discussion of that question was continued last week Monday evening under the heading, How Shal We Select, Care For, and Feed Our Brood Sows Next Winter? "Teacher" is kept on the alert by such veteran hog-raisers as Harry Warner, Emil Larson, George Harner, Harry Linde, Walter Peterson Ole Roalson, Otto Larson, D. A Link, Bert Carr, A. L. Thorson, Lester Harner, and others. Nevertheless Sweany seems to counter skilfully against his adult pupils, who do admit that they are learning things. Women Learn CooUing. Miss Preston conducts a class on foods and nutrition for the women in the cooking room. Starch and sugar cookery -was the subject the first night. The women learned that complex sugars can be changed to simple sugars by the addition of inverters, thereby producing a fine- grained product and one accepted by the body ae it is. An example was given In the preparation of chocolate fudge, wherein Karo, an inverter, was added to the cane sugar mixture, that sugar being a complex sugar. The result was a fine grained product. The subject for the second lesson last week was balanced diet. The women discussed the five classes of foods, together with bulk and water. Then menus were given, classified, and criticized. The women were alarmed to see the amount of acid re-acting foods which they had been taking into their bodies. The women enjoy their class work fully as much as the men enjoy theirs, and the interest of both te shown by the enrollment. Sixty- seven men and women attended the first session, and 100 the second. There will be 12 lessons in the courses, and a diploma will be given to everyone who attends 75 per cent of the meetings. The diplomas will be presented at a banquet given the final night. herdsman's Course is Given for Boys The Animal Husbandry depart- lent at Ames has announced a erdsman's short course for boys nd young men over 17 who have ompleted school work in the eighth rade, to be held January 5 to larch 20. The course is planned or boys interested in livestock, but vho can be off the farnjs only in. he winter months. The course fits oys for herdsman's jobs and to act s cow-test association nts. W. F, La Grange, of tt»e nimal Husbandry department, is. ]^ barge of enrollments, and leaflet^ n regard to the course are t the yajrm, Mrs. Wessel Given Shower at Burt Burt, Dec. 10 — - Mrs. Lottie Wessel was a guest of the Burt township F. B. women at their December meeting last week Wednesday at Mrs F. L. Ryerson's. Roll call was answered with Christmas thoughts. Edna Staley, chairman, presided, and Mrs. David Murray acted as secretary. Mrs. K. H. Staley read a sketch on "The Meaning of Christmas," following which everyone joined In the singing of old carols. Several group pictures were taken, and games were played. As a final number each woman pasted a clipping and wrote her signature in a couple of scrapbooks for former members. After lunch, Mrs. Lottie Wessel, who leaves the county at the close of the year, was "showered" with more or less useful articles, including a prize (toy) rooster, all crated for shipping to her projected chicken ranch, and a china nest egg inscribed with the compliments of the group, •».'... -" German Leaders Hear Mr. Wessej German Twp., Dec. 16— Mrs. Lottie Wessel presided at a leaders' meeting at Mrs. O. Haken's Decejn- ber 3. The lesson was on home management. Leaders present were; Louise Miller, and Vergla Kordoese, DM. 1: Mrs. If, Abbas and. Sylvia, No. 2; Mrs. G. Bartop. No, 6; and Mrs. Haken. No. 5. Among things learned were: a plan of work ]» necessary; up-to-date equipment saves tteje; do things most valuable to family; a clock In the kitchen to a idea, not to race with the clock, but to get an Idea how much Morrison finds Trip East Is Filled With Instruction J. L. Boatman and the Soils Extension Service suggested laat year that the county agent write up the soils work of Kossuth for the, National society of Agronomy 1 , after the soils committee of the county had' won the two first places and sweepstakes banner at the Iowa state fair in , 1929 on the kossuth Soils Project exhibit. Y The program was written , and submitted through Director R. K. Bliss was first in the district, which covers six states, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois, and was runner-up in the national contest. H. R. Smalley, of the Soil Improvement committe« of the Na tlonal Fertilizer association, wired the county agent November 8 tha the Kossuth program had won in the district and invited the agent t' attend the meetings of the society November 20-24 at the expense o the National .Fertiliser association. Visits With 8. I). Agent. From Chicago to Washington .we rode with the county agent from Black Hills, S. D., .who, with his Farm Bureau president, presented Mrs. Coolidge with fresh lettuce oni morning during the 'president's visit to that country. The deliveries of fresh lettuce, we understood, con tinued during the president's staj in the Black 'Hills, at the requesi of Mrs. Coolidge. Mr. Zerkle, assistant manager o: the research and Inventions depart ment of tho International company was also in the party, and gave us some interesting Illustrations of th problem of keeping machines up to the standard and of fitting newly developed problems In agriculture His telling of his post summer's ex periences In developing improve ments for the new 4-row corn plant er reminded the writer of the trouble John Frank! and one or two others had during the past season In making these machines chec!< properly. But from reports the problem is now solved, and Improve ments have been made for the new machines that may be put on the 1930 models also. , Fertilizer Mixtures Discussed. Doctor Slems, head chemist foi the Swift Fertlizer department, also came in on the discussions of the fertllzer mixtures and methods application, and the evening surely seemed short and much to the pro fit of one interested in the subjects At Washington reservations hac been made f or us at the Willard Hotel, where we met Director Bliss, Professor Stevenson, and Doctor Brown, all of Ames, as weli as former soils extension man Harry Warner, who preceded Mr Boatman, who now does the exten slon soils work in this county. Loca color was offered to visiting county agents by a parade of guests to the Army and Navy ball and a charitj tea and bazaar, both events at the MEETINGS From Mrs. Yahnke, of Ledyard same hotel. Dinner at the National Press a plentiful ever-hungry attend club followed, with presentation of medals and certificates of awards by President Brand of the National Fertlizer association. We were also guests of honor with the assistant secretary of agriculture, the Hon R. W. Dunlap. Attends Society Banquet The annual society banquet at the Raleigh next evening followed with a supper and theater party Friday evening. A special dinner each day furnished amount of feed for county agents. We were encouraged to meetings of the society, which were divided Into groups for the discussion of various subjects,-.including farm crops, soli erosion, soil tillage practices, fertlizers, and the effects of various kinds of fer- tllizer on soli and crops. Although all of the meetings were technical in nature, still detailed explanations were made by the speakers or others for the benefit of visiting agents on any subject in which the agents expressed them- ielves as particularly interested. Meetings on alkali soils and the reaction of various nitrogen fertilizers were of particular interest, as well as a meeting on the problems of soil erosion as related to the long-time management of the soil. Many Sidetrliis are Taken. Mr. Ohme, New England manager and Mr. Jensen, Chicago manager, '.or the National Fertilizer association, with Mr. Smalley, secretary of the association, made every ef- *ort to fill the week with the greatest amount of entertainment" .idetrlps to points of interest. and Mt. Vernon, Arlington, the White House, the Ne w Cathedral were visited, and several of us took our own time to see the Capitol, the congressional library, and the national museum. The history and development of the country was brought home to us by old 'maps of what is now the United States, the original Declaration of Inde- lendence and of the Constitution, original copies of Lincoln's Gettys- )urg address, an d on down to Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis." They were placing on exhibit a new collection of books In the congressional library, and with Mr. McDermid, of Vermont, another county agent, the writer had an opportunity to examine/ old volumes, one of which was printed in 1491, the ye4Bf before Columbus came to America. The large type o n the leavy volume and the binding were nteresting- compared to modern books, as also wa? the fact that all captials, paragraphs, and chapter leadings were hand work with brush or pep. Trip Wa? Instructive. The entire trip ajid an opportunity o talk with department heads, such as Doctor J£<> h !* r i °hief O f animal nduatry, under- whom all U. s-. D. A. liyesteclk wqrlf 19 carried on, was Uled with! interesting instruc- . Ive bQV8,. It to under one of the committees of Doctor Mohler's department thj4 DF- J- H. Weiner, of Kansas City, la engaged. Doctor spoke 3£ our F. B. county la*t WWttfip. Dr. j. o. F rice, «| A&ojRVte In this depart- ajrjd to Vm With time different, ioba require; township, comes this short but good editorial: The third lesson was given at Emma Outknecht's at Lakota last week Tuesday afternoon, the subject being home, grounds Improvement, All kossuth farm women should avail themselves of the opportunity to take these lessons. It Is surprising how many little details are overlooked unless attention Is particularly called to them. Much can be done on most of our home grounds to make them more beautiful, and many good practical suggestions are given. We never hear of people putting a piano in the kitchen, but the arrangement of things on the lawn is often just as bad. Come out to one of these follow- up meetings and see .for yourself whether your time Is not well spent. Learn what ' are ^the best shurbs and trees to plant and how to plan for developing your own home grounds. The first and second lessons will be given before long in the Ledyard neighborhood, and If you want to learn Interesting things about your kitchen utenslle which perhaps you never thought of before, don't wait for a specia! Invitation — these meetings are open to the public. LET'S ALL SAY "WE." When you talk of the things the Farm Bureau has or has not done, do you say "we" or "they" did or did not do something? ~ The Farm Bureau is an organization made up of members, not a machine that runs without motive force behind it. It will do just about what its members make It do through concerted efforts. When a member says "we" as a farm organization have accomplish ed soni(. worth while enterprise h gives himself 'proper credit for hav ing been an active part of the or ganization. When he says he is quitting be cause "they" haven't • done any thing worth while, he makes the ad mission that though he has been member of the organization he ha been of absolutely no use in fts pro gram. He is really saying, "I haven 1 helped do anything." "We" makes a much stronger or ganization than "they". / - • Many Things Make Up Portland Mee Portland Twp., Dec. Ifi— So man who are not In P. B. work ask "What do you do at your meetings LEADERS WRITE URLS'PROJECT FOR YEAR 1931 The county girls' club committee met recently and with tho aid of Mrs, Edith Barker, assistant state leader, and Mrs. Lottie Wessel adopted the flllowlng program- Club Work Object*. 1—To develop an organ teatlon for rural girls in which they learn sportsmanship, loyalty, service, thoughtfulnesf, and unselfishness. 2—To understand- and appreciate their own • homes, their folks, and rural opportunities. 3—To help girls dress appropriately, becomingly, and economically, 4—To make ' the club an Important factor in community'life. 5—To stimulate appreciation of the best In music, Six County' Goals 1— Strengthen our 14 existing clubs and organize ; four new clubs by, January ,1. •2 — Spread club Interest 'so new clubs can be organised in remaining townships In the fall of 1932. 8 — TPo conduct the following county-wide events: a — 4-H girls and boys banquet. . ;• b— Leaders' 'training schools — ' !• — Organization. 2 — Subject matter, :_, c— Three training schools for i girls, dividing the county into four sections; clubs represented by one third of members at each meeting, rotating to elude entire membership— in why do you hold them?" Perhaps detailed account of our last Port land woman's meeting may be of In terest. We met at the fine new home o Mrs. Del Fitch, Wednesday, Decem ber HO. There were women enough to fill two communicating rooms We enjoyed a social hour till 3 p. m when our regular program began We had community singing am roll call was answered with "the place where I was born." Thi brought out some Interesting plo neer stories. A business meeting included plans for an annual ban husbands, usually Mrs. Ted Rlngsdorf and Mrs. S M. Peterson gave interesting papers on Christmas celebrating. Mrs Peterson told about Christmas In Denmark, giving recipes for specia dishes prepared only at the holiday season, which lasts longer there than with us. We. discussed the news of the ionor conferred o n Mrs. Elsworth Richardson for distinguished ser vice in P. B. work. After arranging for a committee to prepare quet for the held at Burt. programs, ved. refreshments -\vere •*— 1931 ser- gold 4-H Short Course December 29-31 The short course arranged each year at the State college for 4-H club boys will be held this winter December 29-30-31. The boys will take part in livestock and grain-judging contests, study breeds of livestock, desirable type and selection of good animals, rations for livestock, and will see demonstrations on fitting stock for showing. Medals, trophies, and achievement pins will be awarded to winners in crop and livestock-Judging contests. All classes of livestock, horses, beet cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, and hogs, will be judged In the crops contests the boys will ludge the following six classes- yellow ear corn, sh.elled corn, oats, bar- ey, and a class containing 20 different crops which must be identi- f led by contestants. F. P. Reed, of the Ames Extension service, has announced that a spec- al leader's conference will be programmed each day of the short course, featuring leaders of national "eputation. Boys who desire to go should no- ify the county Farm Bureainjoffice Four-H feature programs over WOI are planned, so boys who play the larmonica or sing well, etc., niay "~" an extra hour to be kept busy. Buffalo Women 3tiidy UtensiU ,J- U " al ° *"»•• i&ec. 16 - A j 0 , n t J meeting on selection of utensils was held recently Mrs. Otto Falk's. i n a box if utensils which w«yj exhibited there were several kinds pf egg knives, can-openers, flour ml etc She tried them all to fi nd vul which were beat, and to the afternoon thjy baked c£ke, - " w cake the Say. and sh? use a U0 w to following 1— Music appreciation, games - reoreatlonal features, joys of reading. ;i 2 — Courtesy, personal hygiene, good 'grooming, postural exercise, foot exercises,; 'shoes. 3 — Personal accounts, record books. Know your own 4-H organization, contests, demon, stration. d— Rally day. ' e — Achievement day. 4 — To conduct the county-wide contests. a — Record contests. b — Music memory. c— Health contest. d — Demonstration, e — Style show. f — Judging. 5— To be represented at the state convention. ' 6— T 0 be represented at the state fair by exhibits, demonstration team, health girl, and style-show girls. Goals of the Clubs. Iuwe a 12 months program. 2— Each program to include bus- ness , meeting, clothing demonstration, health, music appreciation, and ' a good time. ™n to lnvlte commltteewoman to at caslons least one " and all special oc- 4— Each club to be 100% at county-wide events. . all 6— Each club to take part m all county-wlde contests. " demonstration style-show glrl s on day. 8 — Each team, and Achievement represented booth, demonstration " team, ana style-show girl at county 9—Bach club to ffhance delegates to state convention. ae ««ates Numbe approved to four good practices. M at occasions, 4—Each girl lo , health contest. Ml of girls to k , nn expense, accounts cp » cr ' Meii Serve Swea Township Farm Bureau M< Another enjoyn),i e event™ added to Swea township T B r " r re«u history nrm \ vember 18. the men were Ing card. Too, folk, ^ * curious to see how Ulc ° n ^° dent and secretary were conduct things. The meeting was Progrnin going K00(1 being one After a. business meeting and L munlty sing, Oreon ami Aril* ' uon gave an action SO ti K T fZ dressed In overalls and fit raw * Following that number Mrs V Homer gave a rcsume'of the ing school lesson on goals in making. „ Helen Preston, teacher, a ,, u Sweany, Smlth-Hujrhen ae rlcu,| Instructors, of the Sxvca Citv I. school, Introduced lesson n lL» a night school which !, as s | nc ,,' • .La Vonne Johnson gave a ,„ reading, and was followed by I Harry Linde, who read a letter f the t and ; the state F. B. Hearst. president, Following adjournment lunch i served by the men. One man, wu ing a green apron, nn enormon»'r necktie, and a derby hat shot down on his head in Mickey Outre' fashion, passed the wiches in a coal pall. Cakes, ( ies and doughnuts heaped on a shovel were passed by a man ,, Ing a beard made oC corn silk wearing false teeth,' tiny old-fa loned glasses, and a foollsh-lo stiff straw hat. Other men, quite so bedecked, passed the pic.., and the coffee—and they must hav! credit—it was good coffee! -*Home Furnishing is 1931 Proje The women's home project 11931-32 was voted on at a rtt. county committee meeting, and i suited lrf the selection of fourth j home furnishing. Nine votes cast for home furnishing, six;: second year home managem three for fourth year clotl and one for nutrition. The furnishing project will lnelud« I finishing of furniture, covering.! chairs,, block printing, dei textiles, and decorative st!tch«. v • . . » Ledyard Twp. F. B, -•? -Women Get •Ledyard, Dec, 1C — Mrs. Wessel ;was honored nt a ..Christmas party at Helen Saturday December 13. 'Roll was answered by telling h<W<l make attractive Christmas After business, lunch was and Mrs. Wessel discovered she .had something on her which the club members did have and unwrapping a tiny " age iihp found a silver which the girls gave her to i BEST WUHES for A the* JCAfON May Santa Be Good I May Your Stocking Bulge ! TF OUR wishing carries proper weight, Santa Glaus will make your Christmas stockings bulge with good things. Our Prices: PEANUT BRITTLE— 2 pounds , T „_„ ROASTED JUMBO PEANUTS— 2 pounds __„_..,. „ EXTRA FANCY PATES— 3 pounds ,_...,,„,_,„._, , 25c 25c 25c GRAPEFURIT, Texas Seedless— 6 tor —.,.,.,, r ..,_. r .,,,.. w .,., SUNKIST ORANGES— Dozen,, • NICE PRUNES^Per -pound -/_ MIXED DKJBD FRVJT— Something RW, pec popnd -»r—<•— 19c,25c ....... 5c 206 .
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