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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Des Moines, IowaMore than 145, vol. Lxi no. Lbs m01nes. Iowa february 8. Whole no. 309ft Short course big w an enrolment of approximately and an attendance several Hundred larger the 1917 Short course and Farmers week of the Iowa state College agriculture held at Ames last week goes Down in history As the Best of the entire series. Culminating in an immense banquet at which More than Iowa Farmers and educators sat Down together addressed by pres. R. A. Pearson and gov. W. L. Harding the week was one of prac tical value and general interest to every one in attendance. Farmers were there from All Over the state Many of them accompanied by their wives and children for instruction had been provided for All. Held coincidentally with the Short course was the biggest and Best Corn show Ever seen in Iowa if not in fact in the entire Middle West. Over ears of Iowa grown Corn were exhibited in the Large gymnasium. So Large in number and so uniformly excellent in Quality were the entries the judges were fairly Over whelmed. The Iowa Corn and Small Grain growers association is deserving of the warm est Praise for the Success of this year s show which surpasses All predecessors and establishes a record which it will be difficult even for Iowa Premier Corn state of the Hope Ever to break. To Henry Jacobs of Walnut was awarded the sweepstakes trophy for the Best sin Gle ear exhibited while to n. H. Kizer of Rose Hill went the honors for the Best ten ears to Wayne Polk of Sidney the award for the Best thirty ears and also for the Best eighty ears and to Fred Mcculloch of Hartwick the honors for the Best Oats exhibited. Raymond Mcdernott of Walnut proved to be sweepstakes Winner in the boys acre Corn grow ing exhibit his yellow Corn winning him this Honor while Harry Christenson of Humboldt won the sweepstakes in the White Corn class and Walter Bridgett of Council Bluffs won the sweep stakes in com other than White or yellow. Two Hundred and eighty boys members of the acre club entered exhibits consisting of the Best ten ears from their acre. The placings in each Sec Tion in the order of the winning were As Fol lows Livingston. Mil Ford Merion Hook Humboldt Arthur Talcott Green Estherville George Hawcott Burt. White Harry Christensen Burt Rexford Ward Charles City Clifford Wilson Hanlontown. Other than White or Howard Wright Charles cite. Central Section yellow Paul Brown Salix Rov Brown Salix Frank Wiggins Prairie cite Lynh u White Keil maker Correctionville Leslie Nordhausen. Hanson John r. Wilson Keller and Fritz Blume Denison. Southern Section yellow Raymond Mcdermott Clarinda Sammy Peel Wever John p. Tucker Wever and Frank Harvey Treynor win. Long Thurman. Other than White or Vel Walter Bridgett Council Bluffs Lyle Eor Entz Winterset. Practically every subject of interest to every member of the farm household was discussed by experts at last week s Short course. The subjects ranged from the proper sowing of red Clover to the advantages of co operation in the form of cow testing associations from pointers on How to make tenant farming More profitable and productive of farm ownership to the care and repair of the automobile and the tractor. The tractor exhibit aroused much interest eight makes being exhibited and pointers on their operation and care being Given by experts. Equally interesting and valuable were the daily automobile demonstrations and lessons. The fact that Iowa has motor e ars now in. Use and that Farmers Are buying from one half to two thirds of All the cars being driven in the state makes it highly important that instruction should be Given on the automobile at such a course As was held at Ames last week. Prac tical instruction was Given on the operation of the different makes on the adjustment of the Carburettor and Kindred matters so that it is a. Foregone conclusion that All who attend will be better Drivers and More careful mechanician m the future than they have been in the past. The place of Oats in the Iowa rotation meth Otts of improving the crop and similar matters were discussed at length by l. C. Burnett chief of farm crops before a Large audience of inter ested Farmers. Grow the Oats that yield the most said or. Burnett. Oat that yields abnormally High in a Good year and very Low in an off year is not the most profitable for in a Good year the Price of Oats is Low the Kherson or 60-Day Type of Oats is the variety that has stood the test in this direction. In a ten year average it has proven Worth More per acre than swedish select More than Early Champion and even More than Green rus Sian. Tentative results on fanning Oats shows that fanning up to twice increased the yield of Silver mine fanning once was profitable for Kherson increasing the yield. Drilling is also More profitable than broadcasting showing an increased yield of 5.01 by. For drilled Oats in a 10-year test. As to the rate to Drill it was profitably increased up to 3 by. An acre for Silver mine 4 by. An acre for Kherson but Only 3 by. An acre for "105." an application of 4 tons of manure a year to an acre increased the yield of Oats from 57.1 of unfertilized Laud to 63.6 by thirty five per cent More profit would be realized from the Apple crop of Iowa if it were stated prof. F. L. Overley to Short course students in demonstrating Spray mate rials Spray machinery Apple grading and pack ing. The straight method of Apple pack con sidereal first consists of wrapping the apples in tissue paper and placing them parallel in the Box. The other Way is to arrange them Diago Nally. The Standard size Box used is inches. The barrel was also demonstrated for packing purposes its size 17 Inch Staves 2s inches Between Heads and a Center bulge Curcura thru were of of Corn in Tjimis exit but and hundreds of of Grain and grass seed

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