Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Aug 16 1963, Page 7

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 16, 1963, Bennington, Vermont 4-h news notes 500 attend a Lively 4-h, farm Bureau Field Day by James a. Edgerton 4-h club a gent about 500 attended the annual 4-h and farm Bureau Field Day at 4-h Camp on Dwa in Sunderland on aug. 3. A total of 185 4-h exhibits were on display. The 4-h crafts department had the most exhibits with 61 followed by the foods department with 39. Other departments had the following number of exhibits poultry 8 rabbits 9 Garden produce 33 handicrafts i club exhibits 2 clothing department 19 Dairy 12 sheep i. Delegates were selected to attend the state 4-h Dairy exhibit at Randolph Center on aug. 13. The following represented Bennington county in the state Dairy show James and Fred Bishop both of Shaftsbury Larry Clayton of Arlington Gary Armstrong and Douglas Armstrong both of Rupert. Judges for the official 4-h departments were h. C. Mag Nesum on Dairy Robert Gratton rabbits Alan Knapp poultry Bernard Nadeau Garden handicraft and forestry i. N. Bartlett club exhibits mrs. Clarence Decker or. Foods department mrs. Marion s. Harris clothing department mrs. Willard Lourie crafts mrs. Henry Coley. The Bennington county Yew gave a demonstration on Safe use of farm machinery John steel and John proud both of Bennington and Merritt Morey or. Of Rupert took part in the demonstration of proper use of Power take off equipment. Many area farm implement companies had exhibits. A main feature was a Chicken Barbecue put on by the Bennington county farm Bureau Douglas Clark right of Winhall showing his Hampshire at the recent 4-h l in id Day. The uninvited Little keeper was Scott Mckenna of Bennington trying to get a close up with or. And mrs. Ira Whitney of Stamford in charge. The kids enjoyed a pie eating contest Pony rides and organized activities. A 4-h food and White elephant Sale was carried on to Benefit 4-h Camp on Dawa. Activities netted a total of $126. In a grateful to All 4-h club members parents and friends and especially to the Salem farm Supply co., which donated $25 to help improve 4-h Camp. A Morgan horse exhibit and demonstration was carried out by Alan Knapp of the Bald it. Farm in Arlington. Mrs. Knapp told the audience about the Breed and their show Mare which was on exhibit. Rabbit association the Southern Vermont Rabbit association worked cooperatively with the Bennington county 4-h club agent to hold a successful % Rabbit division at the 1963 4-h� Field Day. Many 4-h dub members received valuable pedigreed rabbits As a result of the Rabbit show. Rabbits were donated by interested breeders in the new England area. The following 4-h club members exhibited Anna Harwood John Harwood and James Harwood All of Bennington Peter Pratt of Arlington and Bernard Baker of Peru. These 4-h�?Ters exhibited 9 rabbits seven scoring an a excellent rating and 2 scoring a James Harwood exhibited a first place new zealand White Buck. Bernard Baker had a first place 6 to 8 Pound new zealand White Buck and a first place 6 to 8 Pound new zealand White Doe. John Harwood or. Had a first place Junior californian Buck and also the Best display of the California Breed. Peter Pratt placed first with the Best meat Rabbit senior Doe. Anna Harwood placed second with second place meat Rabbit senior Doe. James Harwood had first place meat Rabbit senior Buck. The following awarded rabbits to 4-h exhibitors Harwoods Rabbitry of Bennington Gratton Rabbitry of North Bennington Albert Trombley of Maine Pine Rabbit ranch of Hoosick . Clark Green or. Of Bennington John Raffa of Waterford Conn. James Harwood Bernard Baker John Harwood jr., Peter Pratt Anna Harwood Richard Vallie and Richard Lawrence received these pedigreed rabbits. The Valley feed service of Johnsonville . And Whitman a feed store of North Bennington donated feed to the exhibitors. County a gent91s report Bennington Banner Friday August 16, 1963-7 Joel Pratt of Arlington finishes the first a a Lap in the pie eating race held at the 4-h and Farmers Field Day in Sunderland. About30 joined the race As John Marra of Sunderland capped first place. This a old hand at showing cattle is Keith Bishop of West Shaftsbury. He took his Job seriously and even the presence of the judge . Agnessen of Shelburne background did t bother him. Photos by James Bud Edgerton sugar too High try substitutes when sugar prices Are High what else can you try Corn syrup Honey and Maple syrup Are Good substitutes says miss Anna Wilson Vermont Extension nutritionist. They Are Good sweeteners for breakfast Cereal fruits dessert toppings beverages candied vegetables or meat glazes. And they can be adapted to All your favorite recipes miss Wilson adds. She offers this guide when replacing sugar with Corn syrup use one third the amount of sugar and substitute Corn syrup Tor the rest. Add two extra table spoons of syrup for each cup of sugar in the recipe. Reduce the liquid by 14 cup for each cup used. In using Honey replace one cup of sugar with one cup of Honey and deduct 1 1 cup liquid. Use 14 Teaspoon soda for each cup of Honey used plus baking powder in the Orginia recipe. Maple syrup is about two thirds sucrose White sugar syrup. Molasses is about three fourths. It is this difference in sweetness Between syrups that accounts for the flavor variation. Home demonstration notes making botanical lamp shades tips on kabobs and Spray starch by Marion s Harris Home demonstration agent last week i had an Opportunity to go to Rutland to observe the Home demonstration training school on making botanical lamp shades. I was quite impressed and so were mrs. Clare Nolan Bennington county Council president and mrs. Mary Lourie Council director who accompanied me. This is a program which will be taught in Bennington county on sept. 24 and 25 by mrs. Beth Mun Ger the Rutland county Home demonstration agent. Some things i found out were that the decorative plants should be gathered at once and pressed ii m Rogers amp sos 50 pc. Silver placed Fla Wear set special s34� $1.50 weekly Fienberg a 447 main St. Bennington it. Farm supplies a top dressing j bulk spread Baler twine Whitman a feed store no. Bennington it. Dial 442-2851 Between layers of tissues in the pages of magazines. Some of the Lovely shades were made by using some of our common weeds and grasses. Fine feathery plants seemed to work out Best. I saw a Lovely Shade using Cosmos leaves another of a Fine grass seed and Queen Annex a lace. Asparagus Fern was especially Nice and baby s breath also worked out very nicely. Those who Are going to make these shades should get Busy now to press the plants to decorate them. For the shades the instructor used White fibreglass with a frosted plastic cover. The plants used for decorating Are placed Between in a decorative grouping. They Are punched and laced with raffia and the completed shades had a Gold and White look that really was Lovely. Kabobs if you like kabobs nere Are some Kabob combinations you might want to try beef cubes mushrooms and sliced onions. Franks Cut into 1-Inch pieces pineapple chunks and sliced Bacon. Chicken livers slices of Bacon and mushrooms. Beef cubes with quartered tomatoes carrots and Small cooked onions. Cubes of Bologna sliced onion and sliced Bacon. Ham with Sweet potato and pineapple chunks. To serve push the cooked Kabob from the skewer onto a toasted Bun a chunk of split French bread or directly onto the plate. Spray on starch Spray on starch can be a Boon to homemakers but to obtain Good results Here Are some suggestions that May help 1. Shake the can before and during use. This assures Best utilization of the starch solution. 2. Be sure the Arrow on the nozzle Points to the red Dot on the can. 3. Tilt the can Only slightly while spraying. If an aerosol can is tilted More than 45 degrees from the straight upright position the pure propellant will escape. 4. Hold the nozzle 6 to 12 inches from the fabric and press the Button firmly. A Fine Spray assures even searching. After each use remove the Spray Button and Wash under warm water replace Button so the Arrow matches the red Dot. Spray starch cannot always replace regular starch. However if Only a Little searching is needed a Spray can be More convenient than regular searching. Summer blouses and collars and cuffs of dresses and shirts Are Good examples. While ironing homemakers also find it easy to use the new method to touch up articles that have been starched unevenly. The decision to use Spray starch is based on Cost versus time. If you have a big Basket of White shirts or organdy curtains it s More economical to make your own starch. But if you re pressed for time then Spray starch is the answer. A Low Cost Spray starch can be made by using instant starch. Put it into a Jar with a pressurized Spray nozzle which can be bought in some of our hardware stores. This makes an economical and Quick starch for touch up purposes. One word of caution however keep this in the refrigerator and do not keep it More than two weeks at the most. Second generation business flourishes Midland Tex. Apr the Friday boys Are still pounding leather in this cattle country. Ever since world War i members of the Friday family have been making boots and saddles for cowboys and ranchers in the area. There were eight Brothers in the Friday family and seven of them got into the family business owned by Truman Friday. Truman Learned tooling from the various Saddle makers employed by his father and figures he must have a wasted about $1,-000 Worth of leather in the now he does not work patterns just grabs a tooling bit and Mallet and free hands the design. He recalls that the fridays once made 23 pairs of boots for Gene Autry and they turned out More than too Sam Brown belts and holsters for Midland policemen. They also take Pride in the holsters and belts they make for Texas rangers. Farm families should take vacations summer weather has treated county Well by John c. Page county agricultural agent the Dairy business is 365-Day a a year stuff and it is doubtful of Man was meant to go year after year without a break. The older folks on our farms never dreamed that it might be possible for them to get away for a Day or two or a week or two. Even today you have to tax yourself to find folks who Haven to missed a milking since they were married. The Pace of modern agriculture and modern living Isnit quite so easy As it was in grandpas Day. If he were Here today chances Are head be looking for a vacation now and then too. Anyhow today a younger and Middle aged farm families have found that they can get away from the everyday grind like other folks. Any Farmer or Farmers wife can think up at least to Good reasons Why they can to get away. All these can be overcome by doing what you a do if you were Hurt and hospitalized. Then someone would take Over. When something does go wrong and the Farmer can to oversee the farm things usually hold together better than anticipated. This would be so while you Are on vacation too. I think All farm families would do Well to get away for a few Days a like in August a when work in t pushing too hard. Indiana Weatherman Lester Smith former Ulm agronomist is now at Purdue University in Indiana. Lester state 4-h club Day draws 49 Bennington county 4-h by James a. Edgerton 4-h club agent a delegation of 49 Bennington county 4-h club members attended the 1963 state 4-h club Day at Randolph Center on aug. 13. They joined about 700 other Vermont 4-h club members in telling the Story of 4-h to an audience of about 2,500. James Horst of Bennington served As master of ceremonies for the general Assembly program. He also was an official Host in the dignitary party. County Fye International farm youth Exchange chairman Mitchell Dondero of Sunderland was in charge of Bennington county a 4-h exhibit. The exhibit was an electrified display answering questions about the Fye. Nine 4-h girls represented Bennington county in the clothing activity. They were Betty Clawson of Shaftsbury Kathy Doyle Sherry Ericksen and Margaret Holland of Arlington May Lourie and Sandra Mattison of West Rupert Marie Baker and Carol Jones of West Pawlet and Jean Dunham of Salem . Edward Ericksen member of the Long Meadow Range 4-h club of Arlington was the sole representative in the crafts department. Five boys took part in the state 4-h Dairy exhibit. They were James and Fred Bishop of Shaftsbury Gary and Douglas Armstrong of Rupert and Alford Clayton of Arlington. The Dairy management activity was attended by six county delegates. They were Richard and John Cordy and Morris Barden of Rupert and Clay Hugh and Lauren Capen of South Londonderry. Four county demonstrations and illustrated talks were Given. Cheryl Tuttle and Lynda Beattie of Manchester talked on a the foot of a Pamela a Chon of Bennington and patience Brooks of Dorset talked on a conformation of a a four member team from Bennington gave a skit on a proper dress for Anne Horst Vermont safety Coil Heil plans fall convention Barre a exhibits speeches and demonstrations will highlight the fall convention of the Vermont safety Council Here sept. 25 in Barre auditorium. Linking together Many groups interested in safety the Council is developing a coordinated safety program on a statewide basis. Mrs. Helen Lawrence of Jericho is president. Other officers Are Bruce Gaylord of the University of Vermont vice president and Andrew Tessmann it. Extension service Secretary treasurer. Wilfred b. Johnston of Boston an official of Marsh my Lennon insurance brokers will keynote the convention. Frank la Bounty safety supervisor for the Green Mountain Power co. Of Montpelier is in charge of that phase of the program. Extension county agent Leader William w. Stone is chairman of the exhibits. He will arrange a demonstration on the Safe use of household chemicals. Other chairmen announced by mrs. Lawrence Are Home safety a mrs. Andrew Johnson of Bristol safety chairman for the federation of women a clubs farm safety a co chairman Keith Wallace of Waterbury president of the it. Farm Bureau and Everett Willard of Newport master of the Vermont Grange Highway safety a Ivan Edwards of Montpelier executive Secretary of american automobile association youth safety a John d. Merchant of Essex Junction state 4-h club Leader. Arrangements a Harvey Pil Ette of Barre Washington electric cooperative reservations and hospitality mrs. Elaine Welch Randolph president of the it. Home demonstration Council membership a Henry Parker of Johnson Vermont electric cooperative. Talked at the new England Green pastures forum at Durham recently and told us that the agronomy department there has a meteorologist who gives Indiana Farmers such information As what to do to the crops and when to Cut Hay. Lester says its no joke and it s paying off in Indiana. He also noted that research information for Farmers is available and is becoming available so fast that Farmers who wait around a few years and let the other fellow make the Money before moving themselves will be living on a pretty Small margin of profit. Around the county Millard Vaughn of West Arlington plans to get his new barn up this fall after the fire which took his old barn and his Hay Supply. The Strohmaier of East Pownal recently started using a new two Story 40-cow barn at the lower farm. They started it this Spring. The Oats crop is the Best in years. Looks like 80 Bushel acre. On a lot of farms. Jason Daniels of Shaftsbury says his Are the Best around but i Haven to seen them. The proof is in the combining Jay. Corn keeps on coming and May Well be an average crop. It seems the area has had just enough rain to keep Corn coming. Second cuttings of Alfalfa Are generally pretty sparse but Are coming along a Little since the showers. Apples Are coming Well in our Orchards and if Hail or wind done to step in it ought to be a Good year for our Apple men. The May 24 freeze Hurt other areas More than it did us and drought has Hurt some Apple areas South of Here. By and Large the Weatherman has treated us pretty Well As compared with other nearby farm areas. Mary Dermody Eileen Kinney and Deborah Rabideau took part. Larry Clark of West Pawlet gave a talk and demonstrated farm fallout shelters. Kathy Torrisi of Bennington spoke on the a handicapped the sole representative in the Flower growing and landscaping project was Thomas Rumney of Dorset who has been very Active in produce and Flower production in his 4-h project work. Seven counties were represented in the foods demonstration. Donolyn Hagelberg of Arlington demonstrated making Cream puffs. Three members of the Bald it. 4-h horse club gave a demonstration on the National rules for 4-h fitting and showing. John Secor John Bearden and Neal Knapp All from Arlington took part. Three 4-h poultry project members from Bennington county worked with the poultry department. They were Sharon Clark and Kathleen Stearns both of West Pawlet and Donald Lewis of Rupert. One of the highest honors a county 4-h clothing member can achieve is taking part in the state style revue. Bennington county had six representatives in the state style revue this year. Kathy Young and Fay Stroffoleno of Arlington Wanda Lourie and Margaret Lourie of West Rupert Leah Mach of West Pawlet and Anita Parks of Dorset demonstrated in this event. Two vegetable crop members worked in the vegetable crops department. John Hayden of Sunderland and Demus Lourie of West Rupert were Bennington county a delegates. On the move Jimmy Hayden of Sunderland and Tommy Rumney of Dorset recently toured Vermont a Northeast kingdom and parts of new Hampshire on the state 4-h forestry tour. Donald Lourie sr., local 4-h club Leader of Rupert was an official chaperone. Tom Rumney of Dorset Margaret Lourie and Donald Lourie jr., both of West Rupert will represent Bennington county at the citizenship Short course at the National 4-h club Center in Washington . Aug. 19 to24. They will join 35 other Vermont 4-h club members in this third annul Short course experience. Kathy Torrisi of Bennington Fay Stroffoleno of Arlington and Larry Clark of West Pawlet have been selected to represent Bennington county at the new England 4-h club round up. This event will be held at the Eastern states exposition in september. Kathy and Larry will give demonstrations. Fay will take part in the youth Center style revue. Bennington county will have two representatives at the National 4-h club Congress to be held in Chicago this december. This is a week Long recognition trip for outstanding work in 4-h project leadership and service. These names will be announced in the near future. 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