Iowa County Farmer, May 7, 1953

Iowa County Farmer

May 07, 1953

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Iowa County Farmer (Newspaper) - May 7, 1953, Williamsburg, Iowa CIRCULATION This Issue Complete Coverage Of Iowa County Farm For The Benefit of Iowa County And VOLUME IlT 1953 POSTAGE Paid Permit 0 NUMBER 6 T A 1919 June 2 Is 4H Rally Night At Williamsburg NEW COUNTY 4H OFFICERS WILL BE ELECTED FOLLOWING CAMPAIGN Betty assistant state 4H club will be guest speaker for the Iowa county annual 4H Rally Nitrht to be held June 2 in the Williamsburg The program wilLopen campaigning for county office by the eight girls clubs and eight boys clubs whose candidates were selected by the county committee the basis of their 4H accomp on The eight glris clubs and the candidates they will present are English Go Alberta Sim mons Hartford Ruth PMA ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN JULY SAME ASLAST YEAR County Convention Will Be Held August 1 When Committee Is Elected The annual PMA township elec tions will be held in July and those named to the county and com munity committees will begin serving their oneyear terms on according to Clarence chairman of the I o w a county PMA Similar elections will be held in every county of the state at the same All voting in the townships will be done by mail this the same as in the past two years iromptly at oclock with Ann Maschmann Hilton Willing Joyce Creek Jacobi Honey Jean Michalek every possible effort will be made to at least double the numbtr of land owners and opera tors who mark and return the se cret ballots which will be sent ftem by the county PMA The period from July 16 to July 24 has been fixed as the time for Mating ballots in each township for election of three community two alternate com and a delegate and al ternate delegate to the county con vention to be held In the PMA of fice located in Williamsburf on A county com mlttee consisting of a regular member tad two alternates will be named at the county Until last the county and township committees were named Iowa Nola Brockschink Marengo Busy Phyllis Gleason Millersburg Merry Helen Septer and Pilot Jo Anne Boys clubs and the candidates they will present are English Champion Larry Faas Fairview Zippers Morey Wil lis Fairview Zippers Marvin Bigbee GreeneFillmore Jerry Allison H Jerry Timm Lincoln Garth Hin richs Pilot John Heit jinan and TroyYork Roland The clubs under the leadership of their county officers will con duct the honorary in stallation of the 195354 officers and a recognition of The 195253 county officers are Janet Brockschink and Kenneth presidents Gwenda Beyer and Dick vice presidents Rita Kay Sheda and Rolyn secretaries and Mary Ellen and Wayne Leaders are very important peo ple to a 4H Each year at iRally Night special recognition is given to these men and women who give of their talent and time to make a 4H club possible in their Iowa county leaders are Elmer Guy Clifford Cecil Clem Ben Miss Mary How ard Harold Harvey Karl Lam bert Allyn Cris Merlin M e 1 v i n Harold Harry Clarence Mrs Melvin Milford Halverson Maurice Harry Heitman Clarence Wil bur John Jennings i Cyril Tom William George Kummer Mrs Carl Wayne Mathes Urban Miss Betty Mont committees were namea Mnopr David to Iowa in December but the 1952 elections were held in midsummer John due to changes in procedure which greatly advanced dates of rush Periods in PMA Chair man Lortz said it was especially important that the precedent be followed this year because it will permit the newly elected men to take office at the very start of the tremendous task of handling de livery or resealing of the nearre cord amount of 1952 corn placed under price Corn Loans Set Record Time For Applying Soon H8 million bushels of the abreaking Iowa corn crop of ve been Plflced under price according to Clarence chairman of the This re 1 a slight increase over the e last recordbreaking placed under pri corresponding In 152 I8 crop Purchase o ecUoaJls on 1952 the sam ahead of those at time of the year for the OQ iBwlp but Pwchase agreements hind H corn are Cunning far be farmers are 322 lVake pf the Plan in price support r remainder of price ot May lower than the support applying for loans in Forrest Raymond Te Mrs Delmar and Mrs Henry Art Schwie Harold William Marvin Smothers Merlin Wayne Staner Boss Ernest Timm Everett Verne Mr and Howard Alfred Van Darrell Mrs Norman Wardenburg and Al vin All 4H club members will hi present 100 and their parent and friends are guests for the eve WEEKOF JUNE 14 PROCLAIMED SOIL CONSERTONWEEK Soil conservation week is a gooc thing to It stresses a very important subject and calls for the attention and serious thought of even those who do no work the soil for direct returns but yet who are dependent upon the soil for their food and much their clothing and For those who work the soil every week in the year should contain some planning for conser vation and many of the should see execution of Active attention to this sub ject is increasing as various or ganizations do a variety of things to emphasize the need and provide information concerning how to do Its a good idea to trim cows hooves before they go ays Floyd Iowa State Col ege extension of New Feature Addedf o Farmer In this issue of the Iowa County Farmer a new womens page nature has been addedArticles and stories of special interest to we women wjjljaake up on pictures and material will be tin section if UM received The women of the ty hate been m generQUS to theft help from the news angle that we happy tp in thjs PfeWilytof pj grouping of Pertain subjects w W be r 5ervice fe We will appreciate your jgp w reporting the news wslcome cenwieet aew New Terraces On Four Farms So Far During This Year Terraces have been constructed on the farms of four AOP cooner ators in Those making this improvement on their property are Keith Bean m Pilot township Howard and Forest Peters in Sumner township and George Hinrichs in Lincoln HOGBUYERS SHOULD SEE BANGS FREE CERTIFICATE FIRST 58 Accredited Bangs Free Swine Herds In Iowa At This Time Theres a big difference between an accredited brucellosisfree herd of swine and a Bangstested or brucellosistested herd or ani according to extension direc D of Zentmire says that Maynard extension veterinarian at Iowa State reports there are now 58 accredited brucellosis free swine herds in Spear advises producers to see the certi ficate showing the herd is ac credied before they buy breeding stock from The state depart ment of agriculture issues certifi cates for all accredited brucellosis free If a breeder tells you his herd or the boar he sells you is Bangs tested or brucellosistested it means Spear Test ing does not free the animal of Several Iowa farmers re cently have found their herds have been infected with brusellosis by boars they bought on an assurance they were Bangs or brucellosis Names of accredited herds in this county can be ob tained from extension director Zentmire or by writing to A herd is accredited only after all the breeding stock in the herd has passed two absolutely nega tive tests and the owner has met the sanitary requirements neces sary to keep Bangs disease or brucellosis out of his Be sides Spear points the owner of an accredited herd can add new stock to his herd only from another accredited herd or after a period of isolation during which the new stock passes two clean brucellosis This makes a total of three tests the new stock actually passes before entering the accredited as the stock must pass one clean test before it is pur Interest in the accredited bru cellosisfree program has been high during the past Spear with the number of accredited herds more than three times as great now as it was at this time last Hartford Hillbillies Shown above are members and leaders of the Hartford Hillbillies 4H Back Harry leader of the and assistant Standing In center left to Russell Heitman and Jerry Seated at the left to Herble Merle Smith and Marcellus Another member of the Gary was not present when the picture was Leaders and members of this club live near JUNE 26 IS DISTRICT ELECTION NIGHT FOR SOU COMMISSIONERS Friday June is the date for the biennial election meeting of the Iowa County Soil Conservation The place is the Williamsburg town hall at 8 oclock Chief speaker will be Rex farm editor of the Ce dar Rapids A commissioner will be elected by ballot for a sixyear term be ginning July Eligible persons are any farmers who are interested in soil saving Nomination must be made by means of an of Young Acrobat Miss Ruegsegger gt Well representing the Center Hustlers 4H ed an amaglng acrobatic routine in the annual 4H Talent Shaw which was held April 13 in In North Englifh To Stay Open Wednesday NighU Wednesday June thje steres Witt remain open be DAIRY INDUSTRY DENIES FARMERS USE MARGARINE Says Percent Very Small And Distributes Stickers To Prove It I Milk Cows and I Eat Butter is the wording on a new truck or window sticker being distribut ed to dairy farmersby the Ameri can Dairy Association through their state In a golden butteryellow with the sticker is easily applied to glass from the It is hoped that hundreds of thousands of these butter stickers will be distributed in the next few said Frank mana ger of Iowa Dairy Industry Com We hope every dairy farmer In America puts a butter sticker on his or where ever he Recent stories have played up the point that some dairy farmers use butter imita Surveys conducted by dairy plants and cooperatives show that this practice is very Some plants report as little as one per cent of their Matrons not buying Barker said Dairy products al ways have been a staple in the farm Many farm families eat three and four times as much butter as the national per capita Farmers across the and particularly dairy know the value of dairy foods and eat them in generous Amanaa Pasture Renovation Proves Excellent Move The pasture renovation work on Amana farms in 1950 has shown ixcellent according to Iowa county soil conserve The pastures were renovated by hallow plowing and seeding with either wheat or oats as nurse At the wheat was harv ested at oats was pas ured oats in one field at West Amana was harvested while in an other The pastures that were limed and fertilized to requirements as shown by soils tests are proving two things Renovation definitely im proves the sujllly and quantity of ficial nomination paper just as for State Convention Of 4Hers Scheduled For June 17 to 20 Girls 4H clubs will be sending delegates to state 4H convention June The convention opens with the evening meal on June 17 and closes following the noon meal on The delegates must be 14 years of age and have com pleted at lesat one year in club In addition to the county delegates the county 4H president is sent by the county as voting The cost of the convention is approximately per The local clubs pay the expense of the IOWA FARM BUREAU SPONSORS MEETING MAY29FORDMEN A meeting of interested dairy men is being held in Fort Des Moines hotel at Des Moines May from to 4 In announcing the meeting the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation says The dairy business in Iowa as well as the midwest has a chal Changes and adjustments are being others are in the Some of these are on the local some on a state others involve national In order to focus attention on office in any branch of civil jsome tnese problems and to help government for a soil conservation determine who is to do what to district is a branch of state governjnelP solve the Iowa Farm Bureau is calling this At least 25 signers are necessary i Outstanding dairy leaders will for all of whom must I Present different ramifications of be land owners living within the tne dairy The speakers After next July 4 tenants include will be permitted to sign but that new law wont be in effect at the time of the Iowa county Dairy Department of the Ameri can Farm Chicago Henry Iowa State Nominatine netitionq cin had Ames and secretary H Imanager Cooperative at Marengo They be returned to the secretary by June These three in are the governing body of the Currently they are Erwin Maas of Iowa Henry Morse of Pilot township Owen of English whose is about to expire and who has declined to be a candidate Those for wihom nominating petitions are being circulated or have already been filed are Lam bert Elwood and Robert Hed Corn Can Be Re Sealed If Intention Is Filed In Time Weeds are practically ated in the new A reseal program on farm stored corn on which farmers have obtained government loans has been announced by the Department of it was reported this week by Clarence chairman of the Iowa coun ty PMA Farmers having purchase agree ments on 1952 corn and oats will be permitted to convert them to The extended loans on corn will be for a oneyear period from July the date on which the present loans Farmers desiring to extend their loans un der the reseal program must make application to their county PMA committee not later than the final date specified in delivery instruc tions issued by the county commit tees between 1 Farmers who intend to deliver sealed corn wider purchase agree ments must notify the county com mittee within a 30day period Inr July Those who wish to convert purchase agreements Into loans mint make application not later than July Farmers resealing coin and oats will receive a storage For the full oneyear the stor age payment will be 13 bushel on corn and 10 cents 3 bu hels on Kent Salesman Attends Meeting At Muscatine sales representative for Kent was in Muscatine May at tending the Kent Feed sales meet The meeting was held at the new Kent Feeds has some of the lar gest dealers n the Kent organiza tion in his Tree Foil Can Be Grazed Without Worry From Bloat Birdsfoot tree foil has been seeded extensively in Iowa county the past two Success has been Where it was sown with timothy or orchard grass and one pound of stands have been When the nurse crop is pastured stands In other fields where alfalfa and red clover were also seeded very little birdsfoot seems to have sur vived its Glenn Langlas and Billy Ward in Sumner township each have good stands of birdsfoot and report excellent results from Alvln Tegsratz has a One field in Iowa township which he reports has made a treat deal of The pleasant part in pasturing the tree foil is the amount of high quality forage that can be grazed with no worry from THIRTYONE BOYS AND GIRLS FROM HERE WILL LEAVE JUNE 8 FOR FOUR DAYS AT BOONE CAMPSITE Contributions From Iowa County To Camp Fund Exceeded Goal Success Due To Generous Workers Thirtyone 4H girls and boys from Iowa county will attend the state 4H camp near from June 8 to To these boys and girls will come the realization of what the people in their had a part in doing for It is also a response from the 4H girls and boys to the people in their county that the camp will be used by local 4Hers as well as others elsewhere over the Iowa county has the honor of having the first 4H camping group to attend the 4H state camp dur ing the 1953 Of the 31 young people composing the Iowa county 4H camping eleven are boys and 24 are Those who have paid registra tion fees and will attend camp are Sharon Belle Plaine Ray Storck Conroy Nancy Byram Best Crops Grow On Limed Fields If you are not convinced that liming is a good ask Ed two miles south of Maren to show you seeding done field where a portion of the field was not The results are plainly Alfalfa and clover have an ex cellent growth where limed while the only growth on the unlimed portion is a fair stand of timothy with a few scattering clover No Bloat In Amana Dairy Herd In Alfalfa Pastures Dairy Frank of Middle says that they have no bloat this year in the herd which is pastured on alfalfa and They are fed good quality hay before being turned into a timothy meadow where they graze for a short time going on into the 40 acres of excellent clover alfalfa and MORE REASON TO LIME Fred Faltinson of Hilton town ship was puzzled by the peculiar growth of a field of sweet It seemed to be growing in strips and it was as the spreader had applied the lime trying to take a wider strip than was possible for it to One could stand in the middle of the field and tell every place the lime truck turned around by the pattern of the sweet clover Evergreen branches that appear brown and dead in the spring may not be says Margherita Iowa State College extension landscape Its wise to wait until July to prune ever If there is life in the dead looking it will by show up North Pilot 2 Graduation Company attributes much of progress tp g good product and of newspaper Here are the grade graduates from North Pilot Pistrict 2 rural shown with their Dorothy Ressler of They are left to right Thomas Kay Fet Alice Jane Karen and Fay This group ranked high la be county rural eighth grade Alice Morse leading the entire class of eighty Four of these Pilot students were in the upper ten allfive were in the upper twenty unusual thing this class is that the Fetier twins spent enitee nine yeajri Pttrt wWta M toslr Into the of and Rum and Davjd Deep River Judy Hawkins and Kolene Hunzel Ladora Alice Jackie Karen Janet Nie Colleen Sharlee Karen Karen Grace Helen Shirley Karen Kay Darrell David Hartz and Martha all from Marengo Robert Parnell Joyce South Amana Ruth Ann Victor and Judith Celia Luanne Jerry Zu Judith Bernard El Donald Dennis Don Lortz and Donald all of Accompanying the 4Hers to the camp as leaders will be Alverda county extension home Elaine home economist Ivan county extension youth and Ivan Johannes who will serve as one of the counselors for the In the past month Iowa county contributed its last donation to the new state 4H camp This con tribution brought the total from this county to which ex ceeded the goal of the figure set for Iowa Only through the cooperation and hard work of a lot of people in Iowa county was it possible to meet the goal of the camp drive which began last It is ex tremely pleasing to know that the interest in 4H club is so abundant here and it was definite ly shown by the generous contri butions made for the 4H state All people who worked on the camp drive and those who con tributed should be given individual thanks but the number is so large that such a thing is impos Only through the medium of this paper can the Iowa county exten sion representing the state extension openly thank all those who took part and contri buted to the camp Special consideration should be given to Fred McCulloch in Honey Creek township who generously contributed for the state state 4H Other considera tion should be given to Calvin county extension youth as sistant at the time of the 4H camp fund who did much in or ganizing and setting up the drive for Perrin accepted a position as county extension direc tor in Adair county shortly after the 4H camp fund drive Carl chairman of the cen tral planning camp and his Martin Lambert Russell Howard Wayne Stan all should be commended for the fine piece of work they did in making the camp drive success Work at the camp site has pro gressed to the point where its fa cilities will be made available to many county 4H groups for camping programs this Mary Berry Given 4H Scholarship Mary who last fall com pleted eight years of 4H club work in Iowa can claim a educational scholarship if she wishes to continue her college edu The of six made to Iowa 4H members by General Foods New York announced this week by Esther state girls in the extension service at Iowa State Alverda county extension borne reports that Miss Berrys recognition came as a re sult of her outstanding allaround 4H She served as presi dent of the Iowa county girls club organization and held all of fices except that of treasurer in her local 4H She was pro ficient in her project work and had a superior record in food and nutrition including baked After Miss Berry was graduated from Millersburg consolidated school in 1948 she attended Ot tumwa Heights Junior College one Since that time she has been at the home of her of the North English has served as Eng Oa Cotters leader the ;