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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - August 31, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa A Northwest binding co. Box 244? Lincoln Heb. 63506 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 36 wednesday August 31, 1977 weather report. Date 8-22 8-23 8-24 8-25 8-26 8-27 8-28 High 80 73 75 75 90 90 72 Low 58 55 47 60 70 72 56 precis .00 .11 .00 .05 .00 .00 .00 for Sioux Center county cattlemen a visit with Canadian feeders see n West Iowa beef Leader in Corn fed product by Dennis Durband be Sioux comte retail Nouril Speurs association Fuite Preckl Piteck entre Calgary Mardi Matin about 23, it voyage retail operations Etle shenique Beaute de in Alberta province. Be quatre ving Dix in homme Fortuin voyage in Ems allege Plante retail elevate be Banff National pare Etendie Etie Alberta Volle qui be Placer que que Deus cent Mylles Droit Nord de Glacier National pare Montana Avant Revenor a Les stats urls sur Judi arcs Modl. The Sioux county cattle feeders association stampeded into Calgary tuesday morning August 23, and toured cattle operations and the Scenic splendor of the Alberta province. The 9hman contingent toured a packing Plant cattle ranches the Banff National Park area and the Alberta City which is located some 200 Miles straight North of Glacier National Park Montana before returning to the United states via their North Central charter flight on thursday afternoon. The annual association tour which normally lasts two Days was stretched Over parts of three Days this time because of the. National Park which sprawls Over the Rocky mountains one hour West of Calgary. Approximately half of the group making the Northern trek consisted of cattle raisers and the other half was made up of Agri business related personnel. After a Stop Over in Pierre South Dakota for re fueling purposes the association arrived in Calgary the financial Centre for Alberta s booming cattle and Oil industries at 9 30 . Mountain Standard time. Pacific Western transportation buses carried the entourage to Canada packers ltd., one of five Calgary packing plants located adjacent to the City s $170 million a year stockyard. Alberta is 255,285 Square Miles in size slightly smaller than the state of to Don Robbins and Walt Campbell of the Canadian cattlemen s association the Canadian cattle Industry is Only one tenth the magnitude of that in the United states. The province of Alberta hold some 14 million head of beef cattle also slightly less than the Texas figure. The two West provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta process 75% of the nation s cattle. Alberta alone Slaughters 40 percent of the Commonwealth s beef cattle. Cattle in Canada Are fed More silage and less Grain than those in the . Being so far North the Alberta growing Senson is Only 60-70 Days Long and Only a marginal amount of Corn is raised in Southern Alberta. Cattle Are fed on silage primarily and on Barley secondarily there. Frost is expected soon in the province. Exotic Breeding of beef cattle has been big in Canada the last few years and the cattle feeders toured one of the larger exotic Breeding ranches. Sixty percent of the cattle in that nation Are owned by Small Farmers and ranchers but the ranch seen on this tour was one of the bigger ones. It was the senator Harry Hayes ranch one hour Southwest of Calgary in the Foothills of the Rocky mountains. Hayes is the former minister of agriculture in Canada and was formerly mayor of Calgary. Along with his partner Sid Williams who accompanied the tour he developed a new Breed of cattle known As the Hayes converter. Developed on sen. Hays Quarter Circle 57 ranch the converter is recognized As a purebred by the Canadian government. Many members of the Sioux county group were impressed with the animal. With the feeding accent on silage and Barley As opposed to Corn fed beef in the states the Hays converter shown on the ranch tour were husky yearlings. They arc bred 50-60% from herefords and 10-15% from holsteins and Brown Swiss and ninety percent of them Grade Al or a2, the top two grades in Canada. The Sioux county cattlemen rated Canada s top grades correlative with America s number three Grade. Hays converters arc raised and marketed at an accelerated Pace. While american cattle Are fattened on Grain for at least two years the Hay beef cattle go to Market after a year and a half. Cattle with even the slightest problems such As Hoof or calving difficulties Are weeded out. Naturally the Alberts cattlemen have a higher margin than their american counter Acca s 8th annual show and Sale pegged As biggest area event to Date Sioux county cattle feeders in Alberta Canadian senator Sid Williams forefront explains Canadian methods of cattle feeding operations to Sioux county cattlemen business people. The latter group had visited Alberta farm operations last week.  Junker says he would lot oppose Drivers License exam station closed monday a / return to military draft system Willis Junker announced Sioux City Republican candidate for the 6th District . House seat held by Democrat Berkley Bedell said in Sioux Center last week that if he is elected to the House he would be for reinstatement of the military draft. Speaking before a group at the conservative caucus Junker said that he saw wrong with the military draft. I was drafted he said i would not oppose reinstating the Junker statement came when it was noted that democratic senator Dick Clark and representative Berkley Bedell had responded they would not favor a return to the one time military draft Call. The Sioux City Republican acknowledged that the present Volunteer Force was not working. The Iowa Drivers License examining station in Orange City will be closed on monday september 5 in Observance of Laborda v. Maaurice swingers to swing in Orange City on saturday sept. 3, the Soo Maurice swingers will hold a Square dance at them of elementary school gym in Orange City. The dance will begin at8 30 ., with Dennis Kelly doing the calling. Everyone is cordially invited to come and join us. By Wayne v. Dominowski there s been a few articles written about it but the significance of the upcoming Sioux county cattle feeders show and Sale has t been depicted As a people s show. It s just As much a part of the agricultural communities As it is agriculture itself. The show As one observer put it is net value put together of our agricultural the 8th annual event in contrast to other shows sets a Premium on Quality beef and what beef should look like before being sold. Too. It is a Strong Index for observers of the cattle Industry. What people View at the show and Sale one spokesman said is the cattle feeder s highest goal attainment of a marketable a Premium beef exposition the show opens tuesday september.6, at the Tri state livestock auction company Arena in Sioux Center. Entries of steers and heifers begins at 1 ., with judging taking place at the initial hour and continuing until 6 A break follows with the show s beef barbeque thereafter at 7 ., the presentation of awards the judges final decisions takes place. This year the Sioux county cattle feeders Are aiming for a possible 32 pens of beef a probable 18 pens of steers and 14 pens of heifers. The top two pens in each weight division will be awarded trophies while the remaining three places in both categories will be presented with ribbons. A Bevy of Cash awards extends too with All the trophy and ribbon. Honors. The Sioux county banking association has contributed $900 for trophies and Cash awards this pointing sources look to. Late this year Early  1978 for reinstatement Aea expands preschool / 4& at. A a a 1 1  " v.u.-, i  he made his feelings known on two other military issues As Well. On the Panama canal he said i Don t believe we should give it away and on the by bomber we made a tragic mistake in voting it Junker said that our military As a result of continuous defense cutbacks was he said that our military Structure today was such that we Are working with antiquated equipment the latter a reference to sen. John c. Culver s a Iowa findings As a member of the Senate armed services committee. The Junker statement was one of a number of similar remarks emanating from Washington . Senator John Culver in a letter to the news said that the "draft.,is one of several options being studied at this time. In that letter. Culver said that the draft Issue and the . Military posture is of concern to the Congress and the manpower 11\ subcommittee of the Senate armed services committee. Presently he said the groups Are in the process of conducting a series of hearings and investigations on this the Iowa senator reported that personal strengths Are being met at the present time but there Are some doubts that this situation will continue very far into the a return to the military draft sources report would mean a return to draft registration i.e., persons Between the Ageson 18 to a yet determined age cutoff would be eligible for induction into the armed forces. Those sources believe that although no Date has been set for the actual reinstatement of the draft program such a return is seen As coming in the near future indications for the draft reinstatement have been Given As within the year to pc school children in area 4 will now be Able to receive training in developmental skills As Well As in speech language and hearing. Children in this program will receive services from certified speech language hearing and Early childhood personnel. This Home based program will allow parents to participate in helping their children develop their skills. Information and suggestions will be provided to Aid them. The pre school program goals Are 1 Early identification of speech language hearing and developmental problems 2 Complete diagnostic evaluation 3 direct instruction to meet the specific needs of the child an d 4 Parent participation. The staff is now in the process of locating pre school children who would Benefit from these services. To get More information or to refer a child write to pre schoo program area education Agency 4, 102 s. Main Sioux Center Iowa. 51250 or Call 722-4374. Information and referral forms May also be obtained from local elementary principals. Determine traffic report through Orange City study the Iowa department of transportation has recently published an origin destination traffic report for Orange City. The Survey was done in August of 1974 and was made in cooperation with the Federal Highway administration. Information regarding trip origin destination vehicle Type number of occupants trip purpose Etc. Was gathered by interviewing vehicle operators at strategically located Points on All major routes entering or leaving the study area. It was found that an average of 7,575 trips per Day passed through the interview stations surrounding the Orange City study area. Approximately 14 per cent of All trips had neither origin nor destination in the study area 39 per cent had origin or destination in other parts of the study area approximately 10 per cent of All vehicles which passed through interview stations were commercial vehicles. The information contained in this report and others like it provides supportive data for the planning required to meet the future transportation needs of the Community and motoring Public. Copies of this report Are available for a nominal fee from the office of transportation inventory. Ames Iowa phone 515-296-1289. Note Sioux county portion in House Bill the s our county Public health nursing service located in Orange City noted this week that Sioux county s portion of the House file of 597 allotment is $15,140.00. On july 10, gov. Robert Ray signed the of measure which appropriated $1,600,000 to the Iowa state department of health to expand Public health nursing service and Homer Haker Home health aide services to elderly persons in Iowa for the fiscal year july 1,1977, through june 30.1978. According to the county Agency the personal care services paid for by the fund Are visiting nurses visiting homemakers and Home health aide visits. The services include cooking hot meals cleaning Bath. Ing certain medication administration and other Persona care efforts that will maintain people in Comfort and health at Home. To the value set on competing Stock at the show. Tri state sales too has contributed to the winners pot. The Sioux Center company has tempered the grand Champion pen with a $150 purse and $100 to the Reserve Champion pen. In commenting on the forthcoming event Mick Cowan chairperson for the Acca show and Sale said that weight determinations in the judging will be made after All entries have been submitted. It s an equitable Way of our determining final winners he said. Of the classes entered will be Light and heavy weight steers and heifers these broken Down into four respective divisions. Therein the judges will have the Tough Job of deciding class Marks. Relating to the agricultural area and those persons not directly involved in , cow an said that the .show.".,, Vides a Little something extra to the cattle Market. Mostly it s an incentive for the individual Farmer and feeder As Well As a Chance for the Packer to observe he said. Too we want to Orient the non farming Public to our Industry. It gives us a Chance to show everyone our product while still affording families an Darrell Vermeer co chairperson for the event called the show and Sale an activity that s got a local flavor. And he added anytime you have an activity such As this it lends to an exciting business participation has been brisk in the show and Sale. For the beef barbeque alone four Sioux county stores Are sponsoring the event Purina feeds Moorman feeds Wayne feeds and Farmers mixed feed of Sioux Center and Ireton each have joined in making the feed possible everyone s invited Cowan and Vermeer. Said it la be Day Mich said for the visitors and participants alike conservative caucus get together Aldo Meyer right conservative caucus representative addresses citizens of Sioux Center at a meeting last thursday. Area news in Brief Inwood an antique vehicle was recently donated for the Christian school fund drive being held in this Community. The car of 1920 Vintage will probably be auctioned off at the upcoming Harvest Sale. Proceeds will go to the school fund Orange City Rod Wilbeck of Titonka began the Suprin tendency at Maurice Orange City High school this week. He replaces Frank Hulsart who resigned earlier in the year Harley the blast that demolished a building in Hartley was termed cause the findings came from the state fire marshal s office in Des Moines. According to recent reports the blast was not caused by a faulty Gas distribution system but definitely occurred within the Lemars subsoil reports for Plymouth county ranged from 79 percent Short 20 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Corn was rated 16 percent excellent 34 percent Good 30 percent fair and 20 percent poor to very poor. Plymouth county has not received substantial rain this summer. Rock Ruplis the City of Rock rapids is to receive a $1.3 million loan from Hud the latter to be used for 36 family units. The units consist of a combination of two three and four bedroom dwellings. The move is similar to a Sioux Center program initiated Over two years ago and now Complete. Since that time other communities such As Rock rapids have followed suit. A Llcy the Sibley City Council announced that Sibley would receive nearly $100,000 for the City s sewer project. The monies will not be received in a Lump sum but rather in a series of payments. Hull the Boyden Hull Community school District is expected to show a decrease in enrolment this fall. According to recent reports the school system was Down 46 students form a year ago. Pella the Community of Pella hailed a Victory Celebration for a recently completed Hospital fund drive the Community also announced it would construct a new indoor swimming pop. Pella is a Community of about 8,000 population

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