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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tke Cfdar Rapids Gazette: Aag. IS, 1S74 This Is a Gentle Hog Marvin Caldwell of Littleton, III., mounts up to demonstrate how gentle his 7 foot long, pound Berkshire hog is, The animal is one of the largest of its type. The Berkshire named "Prairie" was exhibited at the Illinois State fair in Springfield last week. Farm Bureau Holds Open House New Headquarters Ready WEST DES MOINES An open house will be held Aug. 24 and 25 at the new Farm Bu- reau building in West Des Moines. The open house for Farm Bureau members and the pub- lic will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sun- day, Aug. 25. Open spaces and warm col- ors to blend in with the rural environment were the themes used in designing the new home of Farm Bureau and af- filiated companies in West DCS Moines. The three-story, square foot building at 5400 University avenue, just west of interstates 35 and 80, hous- es under one roof 680 em- ployes who previously worked in six downtown DBS Moines buildings. Eight Affiliates In addition to serving as the home of a farm organization, the building will house the following Farm Bureau affili- ates: Farm Bureau Life Insur- ance Co.; Farm Bureau Mu- tual Insurance Co.; Challenger Investment Fund, a mutual fund; Agricultural Business Corp., an electronic farm records service; the Beef Improvement Corp., a feeder cattle marketing service; IVP.Inc., which operates a group purchasing program for Safemark tires and batteries; Farm Bureau Building Corp., which manages property- owned by Farm Bureau; and Iowa Marketing Research, which does marketing re- search for Farm Bureau and affiliates. The building also will be a regional office for FS Service, Inc., a farm supply coopera- tive affiliated with Farm Bu- reau in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Seventh Home Since 1946, Farm Bureau was located at 10th street and Grand avenue in downtown Des Moines. Between 1920, when Farm Bureau first moved to Des Moines, and 1946, several downtown office buildings housed Farm Bu- reau. If you keep try ing to save, It s automatic You can for- yet about making regular passbook deposits and still save, because we'll remember for you. Just fiii in an authorisation form and give us one voided check, we do the rest. [-very month, whether you want to save three dollars or three hundred, we'll transfer the amount you specify from your bank checking account to passbook ac- count You ran even make your home loan payment in the same automatic transaction. It's quick, easy, and convenient, but best of all, you save for the things you want be- fore you re tempted to spend. And isn t that the kind of service you'd expect from any financial institution that works for you? Sign up for our free Trans malic Service next time you're in Bohemian Swings ,md then forget about saving. Bohemian Savings fawn Scientists Fight Spread Of Witchweed to Midwest Si. S.E. Br.mdi .'OKI Cniirf I'ouil Hcl M: 111. The liiint- HW season is open (or nitrhwrrd. The S. Department of Agriculture (I'SOA) is asking f-irmrrs in North and Snwh 1'arolimi to join in the annual hum for this parasitic- weed. No Midwest states are known to be infested, but the depart- ment would like farmers in the Midwest !o keep alert for any possible spread. Prevent Spread "Our two are to pre- vent witi'hweed's spread to the Midwest or oilier noninfested areas, and eventually to eradi- cate the pest from the C'aro- explained Leo G. K. Iverson, deputy administrator of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service "We are bringing witch- weed under control with new control techniques, plus en- thusiastic cooperation from Butz Comes to Marshalltown MARSIIALLTOWN (UPI) U. S. Agriculture Secretary Earl will be the featured speaker at a "Grassloy for Congress" fund-raising bar- becue Sept. 6 at the Central Iowa fairground here, it was announced this week. Butz will speak on behalf of Charles Grasslcy of New Hart- ford, the GOP candidate fur congress in Iowa's 3rd dis- trict. Roger Pease of Waterloo, chairman of the event, termed Butz "one of the most dynam- ic speakers on the national scene." He said tickets for the chicken barbecue will be a person. ___ the North Carolina and South Carolina state departments of agriculture and concerned in- dividuals." Report to Agents To achieve an eventual eradication, every suspected witchweed plant must be re- ported to the local county ag- ricultural agent or plant prot- ection official for on-the-farm identification. Then, proper control methods can be ap- plied. Witchweed is a bright green plant that sucks food and wa- ter from corn, sorghum, and other grassy crops. The foot tall weed blooms red, or sometimes yellow from mid- .luly to the first frost. Don't Pull iverson warned that witchweed plants should not be pulled up for identification. This could spread viable seeds to nearby gardens and farms. One witchweed plant an- nually produces up to seeds. Each can lie dormant, yet viable, in the soil for 12 years. a native of South Africa and parts of the Eastern Hemisphere invad- ed the Carolinas in 1956. At one time in the current fed- eral-state control effort, 36 counties were infested. Now the number is down to 28 21 counties in North Carolina and seven in South Carolina. Dr. Robert Eplee, supervisor of USDA's Witch- weed laboratory examines a witchweed plant paras- itizing corn. The germination pot helps scientists find new ways of controlling this destructive pest of corn and other grass crops. USDA's ultimate goal is total witchweed eradication from the United States. To Report Drug Violation Telephone Michael Dooley 377-8081 Top Showman Three Years in Row WEST UNION Jeffrey Schwartz, 12, of Westgate showed the grand champion market beef at the Fayette county fair for the third year in a row. He exhibited a crossbred which also earned him the ti- tle of junior champion. Tom Mann, West Union, won the reserve championship and reserve grand champion- ship. Other grand championship winners were Mark Sauerbrei, West Union, for Shorthorn; Alan Sehlumbohm, Stanley, Hereford; and Ross Duckett, Stanley, Angus. The grand, champion for market lambs was Shelley Lein, Arlington, who also won the champion Suffolk and supreme champion ewe titles. Dean Richardson, Waterloo, had the Dorset champion ewe, while Liz Murrel, West Union, carried the champion Hampshire ewe title. Sarah Lein also took the Corriedale ewe championship. Farmers Home Deadline Nears DES MOINES The dead- line for accepting applications for emergency loans through the Farmers Home Admin- istration, is August 26. The loans are for losses sus- tained to buildings and dwell- ings during this spring's storms. The deadline for applying for farm production loss loans is March 27, 1975. KEHRER APPLIANCE CENTER CLOSE 45 Cash and Carry Prices Enjoy Now and Beat Next Year's Prices MODEL NUMBER Quick Mount Porta Cool NO. 3o4-08 Quick Mount Classic Cool 410-61 Quick Mount Heritage Slider 608-61 Quick Mount Heritage Slider 610-581 Heritage 724-582 Heritage 719-842 Quick Mount Heritage 71442 Quick Mount Heritage 712-481 Twin Turbin 627-34 Hurry? Limited Quantities CUSTOMER CARE EVERYWHERE BTU 1} 0V 110V 110V 110V 230V 1 230V 110V 110V 230V REG. PRICE CASH CARRY PRICE '99.95 '209.00 '209.95 '239.95 '349.95 '289.95 '239.95 '399.95 KXar replatement warranty KEHRER APPLIANCE CENTER 620 2nd AVE. S.E. PHONE 364-0213 OPEN MONDAY THURSDAY TIL 9 P.M.
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