Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 26, 1931 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 26, 1931
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PAGE FOUR K08SUTH comrrr ADVANCE. ALQONA. IOWA FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE Vol. XI Continued from Page 3 No. 11 COUNTY AGENT IS KEPT BUSY REPORT SHOWS (Continued from Page Three.) the. results tabulated, Including the establishment of one permanent plot on Clarion loam soli. A total of 44.9 days' time was spent on soils by the county agent. One thousand soil survey bulletins leaned by U. 3. D. A. were distributed to the Farm Bureau mailing list, and 1,000 copies were obtained for distribution at soil survey follow-up meetings. Four hundred samples of soil were tested, and 45 farmers used 440 tons of limestone. A survey of dealers showed almost 400,000 pounds of legume seed sold and used locally in 1930, which Is about a 25 per cent increase over 1929 and a 150 per cent increase over a 4-year period. This does not Include seeds shipped in direct to users or raised and used locally. Twenty-four local distributors sold 1,000 tone of fertilizer to 733 farmers, which on almost all completed demonstrations showed returns of $4 to $20 per acre, making a conservative net increase of $65,000 to $100,000 a year to the community. This with the cumulative benef: from thousands of pounds of legume seed, plus the saving In high protein feed from legume hay crops, means a return of hundreds ot dollars each day to the county from this project alone. County Agent Wins Trip. A trip to Washington, D. C., to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy was awarded to the county agent by the Soil Improvement committee and the National Fertilizer association for the development of this project In the county, ours being the best In six mid-western states and one of the two best in the United States and Canada. In plant disease work 20 town- Committees for Women's Work in Every Township Are Named ships were reached and 22.3 days of time was spent by the county agent, with 11 meetings attended by 945 persons. Five result demonstrations were established and completed. Our county fair exhibit was also used at the Humboldt and Palo Alto fairs. Exhibits were made at a Lu Verne corn show and a Swea City fanners' day. Corn Bust Profitable. Tta the county 1,350 pounds of seed corn treatment dusts were sold and 150 pounds of small grain dusts; 66 gallons of formaldehyde sales were reported by six druggists in five towns in 1929, and though no definite check is to be had for 1930 it is safe to say that the 1929 figures -represent only a small part of what "•was sold in 1900 by 25 druggists in T7 townships. Average results on completed 'demonstrations on corn showed 3.1 "bushels an acre gained by dust 'treatmemt A. potato seed treatment plot was established on the Moore & Peter- eon farm near Swea City in cooperation with the Extension Service and the State Experiment station. Here 12 treatments were tried ranging in value downward from a net gain o£ 4S.4 bushels an acre made by No. 664, a product not yet on the market furnished by a .commercial laboratory for trial on this plot and a, similar plot at Mason City. .Stripe Treatment Successful. Small grain treatment demonstrations included dust treatment of barley for stripe, which save practically complete control of this disease which has become so prevalent. Interviews were hail with men in regard to barley fieab. and the formaldehyde method was suggested as treatment of oats for smut. Xine hundred small grain leaflets were distributed, and 900 seed corn treatment leaflets: also a circular letter was mailed to 1,000 farmers before seeding time. Eleven days were spent by the county agent on marketing, and 14 meetings were held with an attendance of 1,067. The committee on Women's Work for the county Farm Bureau was overlooked In the last Exchange, Even the name of the county chairman was omitted from the executive list. Each organized township in H. D. A. work has a chairman of the unit and one for publicity. Following are the names of the leaders In their respective townships: County chairman Women's Work, Mrs. J. H. Warburton, Lakota. Eagle — Mrs. Myron Johnson, chairman woman's work; Mrs. Oscar Linde, publicity chairman. Grant—Mrs. Leonard Mlno, chairman woman's work; Mrs. Joe Mayne, publicity chairman. Hebron—Mrs. Oscar Frandle, chairman woman's work; Mrs. Geo. Smith, publicity chairman. Swea—Mrs. Emll Larson, chairman woman's work; Mrs. George Harner, publicity chairman. Harrison — Mrs. Harold Roba, chairman' woman's work; Mrs. Ray Sperbeck, publicity chairman. Ledyard—Mrs. Geo. Winter, chairman woman's work; Mrs. Glen Yahnke, publicity chairman. Lincoln — Mrs. J. Warburton, chairman woman's work; Mrs. G. J. Koppen, publicity chairman. Greenwood — Mrs. F. Wilhelmi, chairman woman's work; MrSt Ray Miller, publicity chairman. German — Mrs. Hlllard Abbas chairman woman's work; Mrs. Syl via Abbas, publicity chairman. Lu Verne—Mrs. Earl Neal, chair man woman's work; Miss Nellli Huff, publicity chairman. Fenton—Mrs. Al Willrett, chair man woman's work; Mrs. Olivei Graham, publicity chairman. Burt—Miss Edna Staley, chair man woman's work; Mrs. F. L. Ry ereon, publicity chairman. Portland—Mrs. Lewis McWhorter chairman woman's work; Mrs. R. S McWhorter, publicity chairman. Buffalo—Mrs. O. H. Falk, chairman woman's work; 'Mrs. B Thompson, publicity chairman. Plum Creek—Mrs. Agnes Seely chairman woman's work; Mrs. Austin Gardner, publicity chairman. Wesley — Mrs. R. Buffington chairman woman's work; lire. G iddings, publicity chairman. Irvington—Mrs. George Godfrey chairman woman's work; Mrs. J. A, Johnson, publicity chairman. Garfield—Mrs. R. B. Bernlnghaus, chairman woman's work; Mrs. A. Bonnstetter, publicity chairman. Riverdale — Mrs. Jack Devlne, chairman woman's work; Mrs. J. M. Patterson, publicity chairman. plan windbreak demonstrations to be established in 1931. Hitch Demonstrations Given. H. D. Linn, secretary of the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders' association, assisted at horse management and multicple-hitch demonstrations, and the model multiple-hitch was used at meetings early in the year. Bot fly control was discussed -with farmers, and one meeting held, with Fred Butcher, state extension entomologist, in attendance. Two dairy production schools were held, with 90 in attendance, and 6.7 days spent on cow-test association organization work and tours, In- eluding seven meetings attended by 265 persons. Poultry husbandry work included culling by J. G. Nlles and service on feeding, housing and management. Some other activities included: blue prints for buildings furnished; interviews on drainage as related to improvement of alkali soil; visits with J. C. Galloway to set up farm accounting and farm organization; farm laborers placed; tour to Ames attended by 100 persons. Thirteen cooperative creameries,' wa i's onjoy. 100 are Served at Annual Portland Banquet at Burt Townships are neighborhoods these F. B. days, and it was a neighborly crowd that gathered 100 strong at the Presbyterian church, Wednesday, February 11, at Burt, for the annual Portland township F. B. banquet. This was the seventh ban- riuet, and the most enjoyable one. Credit is due the township chairman, Mrs. Lewis McWhorter, and her willing assistants for a beautifully served dinner and a fine program. The tables were lovely with valentine decorations of red hearts and streamers. Original songs celebrating the un- iiy of Portland were sung, and fortunes of 1931 were read between courses. After dinner a program was given in the mnin auditorium of the church. Mrs. Sewall's Tribute to the Unknown Farmer was read by Mr.s. H. A. Smith. Thanks are especially due to Norma Bettin and Gardner Patterson, of the Burt high school, for dramatic readings. A one-act play. The Fur Coat, by Mrs. W. T. Peters and Mrs. Donald Weir, wa:, much enjoyed. Mrs. Teci Rlngsdorf presented the Woman's Project in a paper on "Outdoor Improvements." A song by Mfcsdames Ray and Lewis McWhorter followed, and then Mrs. Mrs. Fitch gave one of the delightful rfadings which Portland folks al-- Here This Week R H. PORTER, of the crop disease control department at Ames, comes to Kossuth this week Wednesday and Thursday for meetings at Bode, Lakota, Algona, Swea' City, and Bancroft. Mr. Porter and J. L. Boatman, soils expert, will speak at the same meetings. Riverdale Women Study Home Labor A follow-up meeting for the second lesson in Dist. No. 1, Riverdale, was held at Mrs. Metzen's. The subject was time-savins' devices and efficiency in labor management in the home. Ten women attended. The third lesson for Riverdale leaders, Outdoor Home Improvement, was given by Muriel Body, H. D. A., at Mrs. Fitch's. This was a lesson on landscaping, rock gardens, lily pools, etc. Five districts were represented. 4 Follow-Up Meeting. A woman's follow-up meeting was held at Mrs. J. E. Telkamp's in Ledyard township January 19, and five women attended, selecting kitchen The subject was utensils, and the women received new ideas on the selection of time-saving utensils and ways of doing housework. After the meeting lunch was served by the hostess. * With two Joins cream scoring work! through the Extension Service,' makes this the leading marketing activity of the county. One annual] creamery meeting was attended. Interviews are helrl almost daily in re' i Bard to quality cream and butter,) which at present is of great eco- | nomic importance to local produc- j era. i Marketing Meetings Held. ! Five livestock marketing meet- j fngs were attended, and a. livestock j marketing survey was made by a [ Mr. Lister, of Washington, who was j assisted by the county agent. Fur-' ther development rests on the real-1 ization of improved methods of marketing and their advantages by producers. A district grain grading meeting was held for managers, and county elevator meetings were held with the managers and directors of cooperative elevators. About 8,000 pounds of wool was! shipped through the state aseocla- j tlon and although final returns have not been made the general ad- j Vance was good and grading was '. generally satisfactory in comparison j with the old method of car-door grading. Corn Plots Demonstrated. Corn improvement work was carried on at two demonstratfon plots which included six local vaTieties, one recognized improved variety from outside the county, and five varieties of hybrids, one furnished by a seed company and four from the Experiment Station at Amee. As In previous years the best local strains of Kossuth Reliance proved outstanding. Nine spray demonstrations were given for use of sodium chlorate in weed eradication, and two 1929 demonstrations were followed up with continued spraying last season. Two plots were established to demonstrate the value of alfalfa In thistle eradication. Three spraying 1 and pruning demonstrations were held, and 135 spray cards were mailed out as different sprays were due, telling What to spray and amount and kind Of material needed. Six farms were visited with I. T. *. of the Extension Service, to F. L. Ryerson, county F. B. pres- ifient, closed the program with a r iiIk on Farm Bureau work. County Leaders Speak at Ledyard The Ledyard township Farm Bureau met at J. E. Telkamp's Friday, February 13, and there was an attendance of 60. The program follows: Mrs. L. A. Nitz reported the recent Farm and Home week at Ames, which she attended as delegate. H. D. Hutchins gave a. short talk on cooperation; County Agent Morrison spoke on cooperative marketing; and Muriel Body, new H. D. A., in a get-acquainted talk, made a good impression. After the program an oyster supper was served with the usual lunch of sandwiches, cake and coffee. Last Lesson Given. On January 27 Miss Cookinham, Home Management specialist, gave lesson V in the Home Management course to the H. D. A. at Algona. This lesson includes the actual making of a tireless cooker and a discussion of planning for large-quantity meals. Roosevelt's Views. Our civilization rests at the bottom on the wholesomeness, the attractiveness and the completeness, as well, as the prosperity of life in the country. — Theodore Roosevelt. \J OVERS, ATTENTION—IF YOU IV !• take the Advance, and if you are moving March 1, turn to the first page, clip the change of address- form, fill it in, and mail it to the Advance. DO IT NOW, please before it is forgotten in the rush of moving. ADVERTISING IN THE ADVANCE goes into more than 3000 homes. Xo other Kossuth paper can give the same service or anywhere near It. 45tf Diamond Strain Blood Tested Baby Chicks GUARANTEED AS TO COLOR AND TYPE 100 chicks 500 chicks 1000 chicks S. C. White Leghorns $ 5.50 Barred, White, or Buff Rocks 11.00 S. C. R. I. Reds—White Wyandottes . 11.50 Buff Orpingtons 11.50 Silver Laced Wyandottes, White Orpingtons 12.45 Jersey Black Giants ig.oo All Heavy Assorted 9.50 Mixed Light and Heavies 8.25 The Renwick Poultry Farms and Hatchery BE3TIVICK, IOWA $41.95 55.00 55.00 • 55.00 61.25 79.00 45.00 40.00 $78.95 108.50 10S.50 108.50 120".00 88.95 78.95 PORTLAND LEADS KOSSDTH SO FAR IN PROJECT WORK At a February county committee meeting on the. woman's project work at ,Swea City last Thursday forenoon a definite check-up on the work to date was made. Eleven township chairmen were In attendance. There are 19 townships organized and taking the 1931 project, which Is first-year home management. In the score card of organization the five high scoring townships February 1'ft were: 1, Portland; 2, Lincoln; 3, Greenwood; 4, Burt; 5, Swea. There hav e been a total of 111! follow-up meetings, with 581 women In attendance, and 358 homes In the county have definitely adopted some improved method of homemaking. Mrs. F. T. Lewis, Lakota, was honored by being chosen on the basis of the following points: ' They must be. real farm women, and must be carrying the normal responsibilities of a farm homemaker. Farming should' be the main business Interest of the family. It is not necessary but desirable that the nominee b e fairly well developed and her children old enough co show some of the results of her homemaklng. Every nominee should be a woman Interested In her community and helpful In setting the first standards of real homemaking In a rural ionic. Mrs. J. H. Warburton, of Lakota, county chairman of Woman's Work, ?ave an explanation of the 1931 pro. iect plan and goal for the state. Charts showing the progress of each township were explained by Muriel Body, H. D. A. In the afternoon, the women at:ended a regular monthly Farm Bureau board meeting and had the pleasure of hearing C. E. Hearst, state Farm Bureau president. Meal* for Crowd* Studied by F. B. Women of Grant Grant township Farm Bureau women received the.last lesson' of the year • on large-quantity meal planning and homemade Tireless cookers at Mrs. C. H. Kelllng's Friday, February 13. It was demonstrated that the tireless cooker, which Is a time-saver, can easily be made and at low cost; also that it has many uses. Cheese-boxes, tin cans, small barrels,-anything which Is airtight and about ISxM Inches in sizes can be. used to make a cooker. The "well," or the Inside container, can be 10x10 Inches In size. Three layers of asbestos are laid around and under the container, and new»papers may toe used fcfr pack- Ing material. Inner cooking vessels and hot plates can be made of cement at home; also a. cushion top to prevent the heat from escaping. Baked beans, vegetable stew, chicken, steamed brown bread, and many other good eatables may In :hfs way be thoroughly cooked. In arge-quantlty meal-planning one of the things emphasized is simplicity, especially for threshing. The women were told to plan a menu and pin up .he plan In the kitchen where both the housewife and her helpers can see what to do and thus avoid confusion. A good-sized oilcloth for the ta>le and a big colfee pot to be owned by a threshing ring save much work. This was the last lesson in ;hls year's work, the one scheduled 'or March having been cancelled. H. W. Post Dray and Transfer Long Distance Hauling Every load insured against loss and damage of all kinds. Equipped to do all kinds of hauling and draying. PHONE 898 Algona, Iowa. DEAD MAN STORY HOAXESiU VERNE .'. Lu Verne was gwatiy stirred recently when a report was broadcast that a dead man had been found on the M. A St. t,. right-of- way. The Lu Verne News said: "Great was the excitement' here Saturday afternoon when word was passed around that a dead man had been found In an Mi & St. L. culvert near the Interlocking switch. Marshal Sanders was notified and In company with a physician and a volunteer corps of assistants went to the' scene. "On the way there was much speculation as to who the unfortunate Victim might have been and what was the cause of hte death. Was It murder? Or was It some poor wanderer, hungry and sick, who had crawled off like a wild beast to die alone? Rumors flew thick and fast. "By the time the crowd arrived at the scene of the tragedy, rumor had even named the dead man, the cause of his death and the probable murderer. And one chap narrowly escaped lynching for the crime. Only the fact that there was no rope handy—nor was the accused present e YELLOW PENCIL with the BAND KM from « terrlbte the twdy*-*tt in a guhhy «ck. With tfftinblinf hand* It was pulled out to light ttnd uncovered we draw A maritfe oV«f the aeehe, but (truth demand* thai we -tell all. There exposed to the unhoty View of tH6 crowd lay a number of alcohol can*. Dead? Well say they were! Absolutely dead! 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