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					    Vol. XXX No. 2
                                               Michigan Farm News                                                   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1952                                                                               30th Year                                  Published Monthly

   Farmers Have Interest in Many Bills in                                                                                                                                                                                                Legislature

                 EDITORIAL                                         Brody Speaks Farm Bureau Women Aid                                                                                         Hospital                   New Rules Speed
  Illinois FB Membership                       185,590
                                                                   For Employers                                                                                                                                         Legislative Action
        Illinois has 185,590 Farm Bureau members and               Of Migrants                                                                                                                                                                 STANLEY M. POWELL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Director of Public Affairs Division of MFB
     leads all other member states in the American Farm               In behalf of Michigan farmers                                                                                                                         The legislature is moving in high gear at Lansing.
     Bureau Federation.                                            who       employ migrant labor,
                                                                    Secretary C. L. Brody of the                                                                                                                         Probably never before has as much legislation been intro-
        A comparison of the membership in Illinois with             Michigan Farm Bureau, has made                                                                                                                       duced and actually considered during the first month
                                                                    this statement to Senator Homer
     the census for 1950 reveals that 94.94 per cent of             Ferguson and to Representative                                                                                                                       of a legislature session.
     farmers are members of the Illinois Agricultural              Ruth Thompson of the Senate
                                                                   and House judiciary committees:                                                                                                                          Well over 400 bills have been introduced, and dozen
     Association, which is the Farm Bureau in Illinois.               "I am advised that the Ameri-                                                                                                                      or more constitutional amendments.
     T h e state has 195,268 farms.                                can F a r m Bureau Federation is
                                                                   strongly urging separate legisla-                                                                                                                        The lawmakers are showing that they are h u m a n by
        T h e average farmer in Illinois has 158.6 acres           tion providing for the immediate                                                                                                                      putting off until later decisions on the most difficult
     of land. Farm Bureau dues are $ 15 a year per                 extension of the present agree-
                                                                   ment with Mexico, which has to                                                                                                                        issues. For instance, they have not agreed on any defi-
     family.                                                       do with farm labor and other                                                                                                                          nite course of action relative to the big financial diffi-
       "Illinois has not minced around about farm                     "The Michigan Farm Bureau                                                                                                                          culties which confront the State of Michigan. Questions
    issues," said Harry Bryson, director of field                  strongly endorses the position                                                                                                                        involving the budget a n d . t a x measures are being con-
                                                                   communicated to you by the Am-
    services for the American Farm Bureau.      "The               erican F a r m Bureau Federation                                                                                                                      sidered by little groups, but no definite decisions have
    I A A has insisted that farmers should speak for               as follows:                                                                                                                                           been reached.
                                                                      "This legislation should provide
    themselves through their organization.                         authority to the Attorney Gener-                                                                                                                        Among the bills for raising new revenue the biggest
       "This is reflected in the all time high membership          al to issue warrants to enter the
                                                                   lands or other property to ques-                                                                                                                      one introduced this far has just been presented by Rep.
    for Illinois. The state's progress in Farm Bureau              tion aliens concerning their entry                                                                                                                    Walter H. Nill of Muskegon. H e is sponsoring Gov-
    membership is a demonstration to the nation that               into the United States.        This
                                                                   should not apply to the farmer's                                                                                                                      ernor Williams' favorite proposal a corporation income
    farmers can and will speak for themselves."                    dwelling!                                                                                                                                             tax. The rate would be at 4 % which revenue depart-
       In Illinois only Farm Bureau members share the                 "MICHIGAN farmers are large                                                                                                                        ment officials estimate would yield $80,000,000. How-
                                                                   employers of migrant        labor.
    savings effected by business services of the Illinois          Therefore, we feel it •essential                                                                                                                      ever, it would repeal the corporation franchise fee.
    Agricultural Association.                                      that their rights as American                Photographed with a nepr operating table for Gerber Memorial Hospital at Fremont are, left
                                                                   citizens be adequately protected.       to right: L. L. Robey of Newaygo, chairman of the hospital board; Dr. L. J. Geerlings, chief of the              New rules have been set up for this session in the hope
                                                                   As stated by our national organ-        medical staff of Newaygo county; Miss Aleatha Crawford, superintendent of the hospital; and Mrs.              of speeding up the legislative procedure. A committee
 A Question of Fat                                                 ization, we urge that the follow-
                                                                   ing conditions be embodied in
                                                                                                           Gerrit Hooker of Reeman, past president of the Newaygo County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         has only 21 days to consider a bill that has been referred
       T h e Office of Price Stabilization has hopped onto         any legislation enacted:              Gerber Memorial Hospital at         erations. The group raised $1,-       Reeman—undertook such projects        to it. Thus when January 30 arrived 53 of the bills that
                                                                                                       Fremont has a new operating           300 to buy the table.                 as food sales, pie socials, scrap
    the meat industry charging improper trimming of                   "(1) That employment itself table which was bought by                    It was while Mrs. Gerrit Hooker     drives, etc., to raise $30 to $100    had been introduced on January 9 died auto-
    pork loins and butts. Too much fat. No doubt,                  should not constitute harboring groups of citizens in Newaygo             was president that the Newaygo        each for the table.
                                                                   aliens.                             county.                               County Farm Bureau Women's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         matically because they had not been considered favor-
                                                                                                                                                                                     A few years ago the Newaygo
    the O P S has minute instructions to be followed.                 "(2) Harboring should be ade-                                          Committee offered to help with        County Community Farm Bu              ably in committee. Each day from now on additional
                                                                   quately defined in the law to         The new table replaces one that     the project.                          reau groups, through the efforts
       T h e American Meat Institute came back with                constitute the secreting aliens for had been in use for a number of                                                                                   bills will be suffering the same fate.
                                                                                                                                               Seven Farm Bureau groups—           of the Women's Committee, fur
    this statement:                                                the purpose of avoiding detection. years and was not considered           Aetna, Ashland, Beaver-Denver,        nished a three bed       maternity       Many bills of interest to farm folks, both as agricul-
                                                                      "(3) Any inducement to obtain practical for some types of op-          Brookside, Dayton, Garfield and       ward for the hospital.
       "Each hog is an individual animal and packers               the entry of an alien to be a vio-                                                                                                                    tural producers and as rural citizens, are pending. It
    buy them as they come to market. Some, naturally,              lation of the law should require                                          ty Farm Bureaus have deadline
    have more fat on them than others. If the O P S
                                                                   deliberate intent.
                                                                      "(4) Authority to enter upon
                                                                                                          40,000 Farm                        dates for paying membership re-
                                                                                                                                             newals and for new Farm Bu-           Michigan 15th                         looks as though the proposal to levy a substantial weight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tax on farm tractors will die in committee. T h u s far,
    experts can find a way to put the same depth of                private property should not be                                            reau memberships in order . to                                              none of the three different measures calling for inspec-
    fat on each hog, they can do what nature can't.
                                                                   granted without a duly author-
                                                                   ized administrative warrant.           Families in                        have    Blue -Cross   insurance
                                                                                                                                             through the Farm Bureau.              In AFBF                               tions of motor vehicles, either annually or semi-annually,
       " W e went through a fat fiasco during O P A days             "WE FEEL it important that                                               SIX COUNTIES have exceeded                                                 has made progress. A bill passed the House providing
    and pointed out that pork loins naturally, have               any administrative      warrant
                                                                  should not permit the entering
                                                                                                          Farm Bureau                       their goals for 1952—Alcona, Al-
                                                                                                                                            pena, Branch, Iosco, Missaukee
                                                                                                                                                                                   Membership                            that the postmark date would be regarded as the date of
    depressions in the flesh here and there and that,             of the farmer's dwelling or un-          WESLEY S. HAWLEY                 and Montmorency. Twenty others                                               filing claims for gas tax refunds.
                                                                  reasonable search. We also feel                                                                               Michigan ranked 15th for Farm
    consequently, fat thickness may be greater or less                                                  County Farm Bureaus have have 90% or more of goal; 42 Bureau members at the close of                                TOLL ROADS. The Senate is
                                                                  that reasonable leeway be pro-     sent to the Michigan Farm Bu- have 80% or more of goal. Only 1951 according to a report made                                                              a year might be exempt upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         taking more seriously than ever       giving the required notice. This
    at one point on a loin than at other points.                  vided the Immigration Service to   reau memberships for 40,000 fam-. 9 are below 70% of goal.                                                          before a proposal to establish a
                                                                  continue to have authority to use                                                                           by the American Farm Bureau.                                                     bill has been reported favorably
                                                                                                     ilies as of Jan. 15. That is about                                       Here are the leading states:               turnpike authority with power to
       "Moreover, there are quantities of lean loins and          emergency procedures to meet       9,000 ahead of the same date a                                                                                                                            by the Senate Committee on Ag-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         issue self-liquidating bonds to       riculture.                 _
    heavy loins on the market and the consumer can                critical farm labor needs      as  year ago. We have 80% of our Bill t o Aid T r a c t o r                    Illinois              183,590
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         construct, operate and maintain
                                                                  presently exercised.               goal.                                                                      Iowa                  125,002                                                    Senator Nichols, with Senator
    get what he prefers. So can the retailer. Some                   "I understand that the present
                                                                                                                                            Gas T a x Refund                    Indiana                96,354
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         toll roads in Michigan. Bills along   Garland B. Lane of Flint, spon-
                                                                                                                                              Have you ever had a claim for                                              this line have been introduced at     sored bills for abolishing    the
                                                                  agreement with Mexico expires         MEMBERSHIP work continues                                               New York               82,902
    people like fat meat, some like it lean. They should                                             toward the goal of 51,150 for 1952. gas tax refund on tractor fuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         previous sessions, but have never     apple commission and the cherry
                                                                  February 11 and our farmers feel                                                                              Kentucky               64,188            before emerged from committee
    be able to get what they want."                               that its prompt renewal is of the  The next report will be for the denied because it was filed a day          Minnesota              61,954                                                  commission    and     terminating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for general debate. The Farm          these two promotional programs.
                                                                  utmost importance     to   enable  period ending Jan. 31. At that or so too late?                             California             61,279            Bureau has had a constant posi-       These bills were referred to the
                                                                  them to provide the 1952 produc-   time we hope to have 90% or              Rep. George Gillespie, Genesee    Alabama                61,193
 No Farmers on This Board                                         tion needed by the nation."        more of our goal.                      county legislator, has sponsored    Ohio                   58,978
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion of opposition to the toll pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Senate Committee on <5tate Af-
                                                                           Yours sincerely,             Last year the Michigan Farm House Bill No. 112, which sets              North Carolina         58,025
      T h e appointment of a national farm labor                           C. L. BRODY,              Bureau reached its goal of 46,150 the date of postmark on the -en-         Kansas                 58,008              TELEPHONES. Of interest to             APPORTIONMENT. At least
   advisory committee was recently announced by                            Executive Secretary       for 1951 in mid-April.                 velope as the date of filing. At    Georgia                50,253            many farm families will be a          four joint resolutions proposing
                                                                           Michigan Farm Bureau         The American Farm Bureau present the claim must be re-                  Texas                  50,000            bill providing the following: "Any    constitutional amendments rela-
   Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin. The commit-
                                                                                                     said in J a n u a r y that Michigan is ceived and filed in the office of   Arkansas               49,019            person on a party telephone line,     tive to the basis of legislative
   tee is to have 18 members. Not one of them a                   Chicks                             in 4th place for the number of the Secretary of State within the           Michigan               47,768            who shall refuse or fail to re-       apportionment have been intro-
   representative of agriculture. Nine are to be nomi-               Order your chicks soon if you members reported to the AFBF. six months' period.                            Tennessee              40,001            lease the line for emergency doc-     duced. It seems doubtful if any
                                                                  want to be assured of early de- A year ago we were in 7th place.            The bill has passed the House                                              tor, police or fire calls, shall be   of them will be adopted by the
   nated by A F L and nine by the CIO.                            livery and the kind and quality of    Membership figures should rise of Representatives and now is be-        Livestock must have plenty of            guilty of a misdemeanor."             Legislature.
                                                                  chicks you want.                   rapidly this month. Many Coun- fore the Senate.                          salt the year round.                         A bill is pending to raise the         Probably most support is mani-
      T h e function of the new committee, says Mr.                                                                                                                                                                      age limits for each class of driv-    fested for Senate Joint Resolu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ers' licenses by one year.
   Tobin, is to advise him on the impact of the farm
   labor importation program upon American workers                357 County Officers Attend 3rd MFB Institute                                                                                                              DOG LAW. Several proposals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to change the Michigan dog law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tion A sponsored by Senator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Creighton R. Coleman of Mar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               shall. It is the same as SJR-L of
   and the effect such importation might have on                                                                                                                                                                         have been introduced. Possibly        the 1951 legislative session. Many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the most important of these is        Community Farm Bureau Groups
   depressing labor standards in the United States.                                                                                                                                                                                                            studied this when they were con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          H-161 which among other changes
      It would have been much simpler and a time                                                                                                                                                                         would remove from the law the         sidering apportionment problems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         provision that allows the owner       last fall.
   saver if he would have announced the verdict                                                                                                                                                                          or tenant of any field or enclosure      One of the other proposals re-
   instead of the jury.                                                                                                                                                                                                  outside of an incorporated city       garding this very controversial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to kill a dog which enters any        issue is SJR-G. It is sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          such field unaccompanied by his      by Senator Harold M. Ryan of
Farm Machinery                        is   Indispensable                                                                                                                                                                  owner or owner's agent.              Detroit and provides for appor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tioning both the Senate         and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is the provision     under
      It isn't alarming that the farm population has                                                                                                                                                                      which the raisers of sheep and       House strictly on a population bas-
   dropped another five million in the last ten years,                                                                                                                                                                    turkeys have the right to shoot      is. This is the plan- which the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          stray dogs that trespass on their    CIO favors.
   nor that it now is down to 23.5 million persons—                                                                                                                                                                       land without actually catching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          them in the act of chasing or        TRUCKS. Bills intended to
   just about what it was 50 years ago.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      clear up legal technicalities re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wounding livestock.
       F a r m machinery, labor saving devices of many                                                                                                                                                                                                       garding enforcement of gruck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE NEW proposal provides weight limits and to prevent
   kinds, science and greater practical know-how make                                                                                                                                                                     that the owner of the dog would overloads have been approved by
   it possible for farmers today to produce all the food            357 County Farm Bureau presi-        deadline dates for payment of       The committee has the responsi-        board should have a publicity        be liable to the owner or tenant the Senate. These measures were
                                                                  dents and county committeemen          member's dues and the enrolling     bility of studying      legislative   committee. The committee should       of the field for any damage done introduced by Senator Creighton
   and fibre we need for a population of more than                for Blue Cross, membership,            of new members to be eligible       problems and drafting      resolu-     develop a program for publiciz-      by a trespassing dog. Getting any R. Coleman of Marshall who
    I 50 millions.                                                Community Farm Bureaus, Wo-            to continue in Blue Cross or en-    tions. District meeting of mem-        ing County FB activities through-    relief from that method would sponsored the legislation on this
                                                                  men of the Farm Bureau, Junior         roll in Blue Cross in a Farm Bu-    bers of the county resolutions         out the year by newspaper arti-      certainly be uphill business from subject a year ago, which after
                                                                  Farm Bureau, farm supplies,            reau group.                         committees have been helpful.          cles, advertising, perhaps a Coun-   the standpoint of the       farmer having been amended by           the
Census Shows All                      Capac Club W o m e n        resolutions, legislation, and edi-                                         The idea started three years, ago      ty Farm Bureau paper, radio and      whose      livestock   was    being House at that time was held by
                                                                                                           FARM SUPPLY chairmen said                                                                                     menaced. Sheep raisers assembled the A t t o r n e y General as not be-
Farms Not Commercial                  Hear Mrs. Whittaker         tors and publicity chairmen at-
                                                                                                         that all farmers need more in-
                                                                                                                                             in District 7. The district meet-      other means. People with tal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at Farmers' Week were much ing enforceable. The new bills
                                  Mrs. Harry Whittaker, chair-    tended the 3rd Farm Bureau In-                                             ings bring support for new pro-        ents along those lines      should
  The 1950 census shows        that                               stitute at Kellogg Center, Mich-       formation on farm co-operatives,                                                                                disturbed about this proposal.      were intended to clear up the
                               man of the Women of the Mich-                                                                                 posals of merit,N and concentrate     head up those jobs. No one per-
nearly one-third of all farms are                                 igan State College, Jan. 16-17.        Farm Bureau Services branches,                                                                                                                      legal fine points raised by     the
                               igan Farm Bureau, spoke to the                                                                                support for recommendations of        son is likely to have the time to        APPLES & CHERRIES. What Attorney General and to give
not commercial operations. They                                   Some recommendations made:             management contracts. Also on
                               Capac Women's Club Jan. 7 on                                              Farm Bureau's farm supply pro-      greatest interest and importance.     handle all of them.                   is going to happen about the apple justices of the peace ample au-
are either part-time, sideline op-
                               her observations of European ag-
erations or so very small t h a t                                   PRESIDENTS    said    County         gram and its relation to Michigan                                            County Farm Bureaus having         and cherry promotional programs thority to enforce the weight
                                                                                                                                                LEGISLATIVE chairmen dis-
                               riculture. The club met at the
they do not sell $250 worth of pro-                               Farm Bureau annual meeting is          Farm Bureau and membership.                                               an office should make the office      remains in doubt. Representatives limits and to impose the fines
                                                                                                                                             cussed plans for securing strong
                               home of Mrs. A. A. Brink, chair-
duce in a year. The inclusion of                                  most important meeting of the          The Farm Supplies committee                                               p.ublicity information headquar-      Engstrom, Anderson and Cooper according
                                                                                                                                             support for the Farm Bureau leg-                                                                                               to  the    graduated
these very small farms in the  man of Women of Farm Bureau in     year. They urged planning for          must bring that information to                                            ters. Chairmen agreed that such       propose to remove the expiration schedule which is set up.
                                                                                                                                             islative program through an in-
                               St. Clair county.
census dilutes such statistical in-                               better annual meetings.                the membership. It must advise                                            action has helped their publicity     date which is written into the
                                                                                                                                             formed membership. Many leg-
formation as the size of the av- Mrs. Whittaker was a delegate                                           Farm Bureau Services regarding                                            program.                              present Cherry Commission Act         DEEH. The controversial issue
                                                                                                                                             islative committees will arrange
                               to the meeting of the Associated
erage farm and the n u m b e r of                                    MEMBERSHIP        chairmen          the general thinking of the mem-                                             Many counties are planning         so that this program would be of giving the State Conservation
                                                                                                                                             for delegations of Farm Bureau
farms with machinery.          Country Women of the World         agreed their committee      should     bership.                                                                  County F a r m Bureau Institutes      continued.     Meanwhile Senator Commission authority relative to
                                                                                                                                             members to visit this session of
                               convention at Copenhagen. She      meet    monthly   beginning      in                                                                              later to get all committee mem-       Haskell L. Nichols of Jackson in- seasons and limits for hunting
                                                                                                                                             the legislature.
  There now are more deer   in traveled in Denmark, England,      March. They urged additional           RESOLUTIONS chairmen said                                                 bers together to discuss ideas        troduced a bill to make the apple deer has again made its ap-
Michigan t h a n during Indian France, Belgium, Holland, Switz-   training programs for all roll call their committees should hold not   PUBLICITY            chairmen    said     secured at the MFB Institute for       tax optional. Any grower choos- pearance. Rep. Kenneth              O.
days.                          erland and Germany.                people. Roll calls should       set less than three meetings a year. every County            Farm    Bureau      improving Farm Bureau work.           ing not to pay the assessment for        (Continued on page 5)
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                                                                                                    Michigan Farm Bureau                                                                                                                                                  From Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   claims of their makers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There's as much truth as humor
            Entered u .eeond clu. matter
         .Jan. I%, au at the postottlee at
         Charlotte, Michigan. under the Act
                                                                                                           Pre~ldent .... . E. Bu~klrk. Paw Paw
                                                                                                           Y-Pre~ ....."'.    \YIghtman. Fennville                                                                                                                           At the January         5     Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Killer by                                          in the story of the patient .woo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   asked his dcotor. "How long will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   it take to cure my cold with this
         of    ~a.rell   S, 1Sa.                                                                           Exec. S"c.y         C. L. Brod)'. Lansing                                            R.5,CLA""                                                                 meeting,    the Junior    Farm       Bu-                                                                 medicine?"    The doctor told him,
         'a.y. by MichIgan lo'ann Buroeau at
            PublIshed montb17, first Sa.tur-
              publIcation ottlce at 114 E. Loy-
                                                                                                                   DISTRICT DIRECTORS
                                                                                                            I-Russell E. Hazel....Rlchland. R-I
                                                                                                            2-Blaque Knlrk.__.._._Qulncy, R-l                                            111arthy's ....'Attic - Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reau again voted to sp'onsor 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          German      exchange    stud;nts      in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Its Lonesome                                         "A week or ten days."        "How
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   long will it take if I don't use
         ett SL, Cha.rloUe, MichIgan.                                                                                                _
                                                                                                            3-Ellward Frltch ...... ....Howell. R-I                                                                                                                       1952. They will replace five who                         D. E. YOCHEM. M.D.                              the medicine?"     And the physi-
                                                                                                            ~-A. Shellenbarger ..L. Odessa. R-l                                                                                           \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will finish their year in America
           Edltorta1 and cenerat office.. C1                                                                &-:\larten Garn...._._.Charlotte. R-5                 I For as long as I rcmember.-every       winter of my life.                                                                                                  Medical Director of Ohio Farm                       cian's answer:    "Ten days or a
         :-oorth Cedar SL, LansIng, Mlchl-                                                                  6-"'ard G. Hod~e            Snov"r. R-l                 I have had a day of misery. cleaning attic with my wife.                                              in July.                                                  Bureau Life Ins. Co.                           v,reek:"
         can. POo't Oftlc<! Bo% "0.        Tele-                                                            •-Ha rry Xorrls          :      Casno\"la.            r It is not a chore 1 relish. and I do not volunteer
         phone. Lanslac %1-%71, ExtensIon •.                                                                8-Kenneth Johnson ..Freeland, R-2                                                                                 '                                              Families    with whom the stu-
                                                                                                            9-)~'les      Hodgson      Cadlllac. R-I                But at Marthy's strong insistence I get at it once a year.                                            dents have been         living     have                It's a tiresome old subject. I           YOU CAN do something           to
           Send noUces on Form S57S and                                                                    lo--Ja/nes )Ilelock          \Yhlttemore                                                                                                                                                                           know.      And yet-is     there any- prevent your cold from becoming
         undeliverable ~ple3     returned under                                                                                                                     Once a year, at her insistence. for opposing her is rough;                                            given favorable rep.orts with re-
                S679 to Michigan Farm ~ews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              thing Q..~te ,!l0 tiresome     as the ...
         Furm                                                                                                   DIRECTORS AT. LARGE                                 Once each winter. she inducts me. and believe me that's enough.                                       gard to the project.       It is likely             common" c'cild' itself. beating     its. pneumoma.
         ed1torlal office, P. O. Bax 960, Larul-                                                           Carl E. Busklrk    Paw Paw, R-2
         Ing. )tlcb'gan.
                                                                                                           Walter 'Vlghtman.  Fennvllle. R-I                                                                                                                              that families in which there are                    wretched' ~ay. through your sys-            You can keep your germ-resist-
                                                                                                           John Converse     Unlon City. R-%                        "Hiram," Marthy says at breakfast, on the day 1've 'Planned to go                                     Junior    Farm     Bureau     members                                                        ance down. Take it easy. Go to
         Ein~r Ungren ._..__ _~                 _._..Editor
                                                                         PURPOSE OF FARM
                                                                                                                          Repre~en    tlng
                                                                                                                                                                    Down the lane and through        the woodlot.' drifted deep with                                      wiill be given.first choice when it                 tern. trailing aches. sniffles. a raw bed. Or if you just WON'T            to                        gp
         H.:arold Weinman __Associate Editor                                                                   WOMEN OF FARM BUREAU                                      driven snow                                                                                      comes to placing the students.                      nose, ~nd mis~~.y. incarnate?             bed for a day or so. at least keep
                                                                              BUREAU                                              J
                                                                                                           :\Irs. 11. WhHtaker .... \fetamora. R-l                  To my little fishing shanty in the narrows of the llik-e
           Llmlt#'d      to FAnn   Bu .... :lIl )1 .. n\l><>r,..     .The purpose of this Associa.                                                                                                                                                                        Any Farm Bureau family              that              'A cm!> .."by' \ts lonesome. has from overtiring yotlrself and keep
                                                                   tion shall be the advancement                       Representing                                 There to spend a spell in solitude for sweet contentment's  sal<e.                                                                                        never killed anybody.      And if you irom overeating.
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                           40              l\   y",.,r.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   applies will be .given considera-                                                                                         I  .
                                                                   of our   menlbers'   interests   edu.          JUNIOR FARM BUREAU                                "Hiram." sounds the CalI of Duty. "Listen." she' is wont to say                                       tion. however.              \ .                     could accuse it only of causing.            After all. your miserable body
         Val. XXX     February 2.           1952      No.2         cationally.   legislatively.      and   Dale R. Foster                Niles. R-3                 "You come in right after choretime. I've got work for you today!
                                                                   economically.                                                                                                                                                                                          , If vou would be interested          in            five-day' grouch and a sense cff >is as busy as it can be fighting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          having one of these young Ger-                      min& martyrdom,         probably     it those cold germs. and you'll .be
                                                                                                                                                                    "Our back attic is disgraceful.-just a filthy dirty mess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          man students in your home for a                     wouldn't deserve much attention. a big .help to it and to yourseli
                                                                                                                                                                    And today we're going to clean it or I'll miss my guess."
    Jr. FB Names                                               Congress Starts
                                                               Hearings in March                            Farnlers Call                                           So. when I have shored the livestock. back indoors I wend my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          year, please contact the Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Junior Farm Bureau. P: O. Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          960. 221 N. 'Cedar. Lansing. for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The trouble is that some colds if you don't pile up a lot more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              don't stay colds.      They develop work for it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              complications. They become bron-            Another   important   thing' you
                                                               Public hearings         will probably                                                                For the episode comprising Marthy's annual attic day;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chitis. or pneumonia.        or .mas- cal1t do is to set up an nlert
    Conllnittees                                            begin in March on the general
                                                            subject of credit control and debt              Ease Shortage                                           For the busy game of take-and-put,     the all-day-Iong
                                                                                                                                                                    Over what to keep in storage and what to relegate ..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             debate                                       ;urther details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              toiditis. or influenza. or pleurisy. "pneumonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or meningitis.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     watch" and if YOlil'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cold gets worse. call the doctor.

    For 1952
                                                            by the Congressional
                                                            nomic Subcommittee,
                                                                                 They will be held
                                                                                           Joint Eco-
                                                                                            headed by       Of Fertilizer                                              Now our attic is no dirtier than others on our street.
                                                                                                                                                                       But that won't do for Marthy .• "She is scrupulously
                                                                                                                                                                       So we sort and move and change and put and carry down and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  neat.                   AFBF Objects                             THERE ARE some killers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that gang.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in                              YOUR COLD is getting worse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if your aches .and pains increase;
                                                            Representative       Wright Patman of                     "                                                                                                                                                                                            So, through most of the time a                                   if your fever goes up; jf your
         The Michigan Junior Farm Bu- Texas.
     reau executive committee of Dick to take all action necessary in the pinch on fertilizer
     Root. Yern Thalmann,                     Darrell
                                                                      AFBF has urged Congress

                                                            field of money policy to effec- the spring season.
                                                                                                                  Farmers        can help          ease the
                                                                                                                                              supplies      for
                                                                                                                                                                       \Ve scalp ourselves on rafter beams with many a lusty whack
                                                                                                                                                                       We clean the corner we have cleared and stack "it full once more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To Universal                          cold comes and' goes. with no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lasting ill effects, sometimes that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cold opens the door to pneumonia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sYI1).ptoms spread; if your chest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or throat starts hurting; if your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rough persists; if your ears hurt;
                                                                                                                                                                       Till presently there comes to view a strip of vacant floor.
     COliey. and Betty Jane Pidd has tively control inflation.
     announced          state committees
     195:!. The announcement                    came
                                                    for                                                           ORDER NOW. take delivery as
                                                                                                               early as possible and store the                         And when the onerous task is don~ to Marthy's satisfaction                                         Traimlig Bills                        influenza,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fections ..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and various other in-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   That's why it isn't smart to' 'get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if your glands begin to swell; or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if a rash shows up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   . A paper-thin line divides a cold
     as follow-up .of the
                          will be responsible
                                                              Nat'l Rural                                      plant food on your farm until
                                                                                                              next spring. suggests Fred Har-
                                                                                                              ger. manager            of Farm Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                       It has not been a day of fun but one of furious action.
                                                                                                                                                                       And. though I say it grudgingly. in truth I must admit
                                                                                                                                                                       The attic seems more roomy.                You can walk around in it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Those whl3 favor universal mil- cold-careless.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          itary   trajning     are  doing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thorough I job of pro.pagandizing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a (\ T;h ere       isn't.  unfortunately,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from such complications as pneu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    monia or influenza.    But by giv-
                                                                                                               Services'      fertilizer      manufactur-              And Marthy knows just what is where when alI is put away-                                                                                tnuch Iyou can do about stopping                                    ing your hard-working      body a
     for the arrangements
     making the 1952 state projects a
     success.         The committee
                                        involved in

                                                              Y outl1 School                                  ing division.
                                                                                                                  To take care of the tremendous
                                                                                                              demand.        all fertilizer      producers
                                                                                                                                                                       While I have merely just survived another attic day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         R. S. Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         315 North Grinnell Sheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the public in the name. of "th~s a.,cold.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emergency     period" said the      Am.           Nobody has yet come up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with' a sure cure. Much was ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          erican Farm Bureau to the House pected of the antihistamine            drugs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    break. you can be pretty sure to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    keep   your cold from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the line.

     bers are as follows:
         Budget-Paul           Leipprandt.       Hur-'
                                                              At Giloxi                                       must operate
                                                                                                              year round. he said.
                                                                                                                                      their     plants the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jackson, Michigan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     extension      hall. ~orunna.         1:30 p.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Armed     Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jan. 22.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ~ -But....'...the\ consensus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            '1' opinion is that the antihistamines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It may be tiresom'e but it won't
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be deadly.
                           Jane       Pidd. Wash-              Michigan Junior Farm Bureau
                                Hodge. Ingham. will be well represented
                                                                                                 at the a few weeks or a few months. It
                                                                                                                                       can't be made in
                                                                                                                                                                Hold District                                        m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I Feb. 19-Jackson             county. Parma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HOUSE BILL No. 5904 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senate Bill 2441, 'both      proposed
        Constitution-Gordon                   Bickel,      National Rural Youth Leadership                    must flow steadily from factories                                                                      high school, 8 p. m,                                 by the Nat'l     Security    Training                                                                                     ADS
    Cass; Herb Clarke, Eaton; George Training
     Bowlby, Clinton.
                                                                         School at Biloxi. Miss- to farms if requirements
                                                           issippi. February 27 -March 1.                     met.      Neither the manufacturers
                                                                                                              nor theil' dealers are able to store
                                                                                                                                                   are to be
                                                                                                                                                                Livestock     I                                         Feb.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shrine Room. Masonic temple. 8'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     p. m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20-G e n e see             county.        Commission. said the AF-BF. soon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          would take 20% of the working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          force of U. S. industry       and ag-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Classified advertisements are cash with order at the fOllowing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rates: 5 cents per word for one edition. Ads to appear in two or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more editions take the rate !If 4 cents per word per edition.
        Skilled Drivers-Jim
                                          Reilly La-
                                       St. Joseph; rectors.
                                                               A TTENDING
                                                           will be the Junior

                                                                                              Michigan sufficient quantities to fill all or-
                                                                                        board of di- d~rs on short notice.
                                                                                             Presid~nt            Storing ferti:i~er on the farm
                                                                                                                                                                Excll. Me'ets                                           Feb. 21-Macomb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to be announced. 8 p. m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       'Feb. 122-Huron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   county, place

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  county,      Bad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          riculture    into summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ductive capacity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          camps lfnd thus cripple our pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LIVESTOCK                                     MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS
    Dale Foster. Berrien; Keith Lam-                       Richard Root of Gratiot county. is no problem if handled                                     right.        District meetings of the Mich- Axe elementary                            school, 1:30 p.               JOhIt Lynn of the AFBF staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                )IlLKIXG    SHORTHORXS-D a r It             UlJY    YOlil:      needed item'; earl,,!
    kin, Emmet.                                               Other directors:          Vern       Thal- Mr. Harger                 said.     Fully-cured,        igan Livestock            Exchange          are                                                         said the Farm Bureau favors-a                       red yearling and bull calve" up to nu('Ij;~ts and COYt>r:-; ar~ in JJmit;d
                                                           mann.      Berrien;      Darrell     Coffey. ~acked fertilizer marketed                     in the being held to select delegates to m.                                                                        decentralized     military    training              11 months. ~Ired hy 1~51 Grand :-;Ullply.               Check        your        nt't'c1:-; for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feb. 22-Sanilac,            supervisors'                                                              Champion. )lichigan State />'alr. HOL- fllter~.       thf'rnlometers,          hydronlt'tt'r:-;,
        State Fair Apple Juice Stand-                      Livingston;        Betty      Jane      Pidd. fal! will keep in good condition                         the annual meeting of 'i:he Ex- room, court house, Sandusky.                                      8     program under supervision of civ-                   LAXDALE HOYAL l'P.IDK              Select l-'khnnu:~r:-;. :-;('OOP~. lutlt.I!-l. Kla~s and
    Darrell Coffey.             Livingston;      Ma!C Washtenaw;                Clayton        Ruggles. until the spring. It can be safe- change at the Hotel Olds at Lans- p. m.                                                                                         il authorities.    and     "continued               your sire f!"Om the herrl that has won tin corltalnt'l'~, SpOllt:-l,          tai)pingo Lit~.
                                                                                                              ly stored in any dry place. Boards                                                                                                                                                                              Premier Br..eder awar'd at the ~lich- 1f ynu ha Vt" 500 tl't'P~              or nlOI't., a:-:k
    Bessert.          Livingston;           Norman Tuscola; Don Knox. Lapeer; Barb-                                                                               ing. March 8.                                                                                           use of the selective service pro-                   igan State Fair S of tlte last 9 year". us about the ',inJ{ PortaLlc                    Pn\VPI'
    Spotts.      Monroe;         Donald        Knox, ra           Foster,        Berrien;       Gordon should be placed on top of damp'                               The meetings are discussing the                                                                     gram to' build ,up the nation's                     Ingle"ide Farm. Stanley :\1. Powell, Tn'" Tapp..r. "'rlt .. for ('omplet..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ionia. It-I. )lichigan.       (l-tf<.50b) Hlr.z .pdt'e li!oOt cO"t.ring all itelll"= for
    Lapeer.                                                Bickel. Cass; Carol Hauch. Len- concrete or dirt floors.                               Fertilizer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Livestock Man                                     .   reserve armed strength."                                                                                  rnal{ing       and ma,-ketlng- your'           mapl~
                                                                                                             bags should be stacked only s~...- livestock                        situation     with the aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AGENTS WANTED
                                                           awee; Sally Devine, Monroe; Bob                                                                        of representatives.         from the Ex- 1                                                                                                                                                                        "yr-UJ>.        SlI.2"nl' nU!'o'h 8unnlit.s     Co .•
        State Tour-Vern                  Thalmann.                                                           en cr eight feet high.                                                                                                                                          LYNN said the proposed UMT                                                                   P.O. Box 110i. Lan~ing-. )fieh. Lo-
                                                           Harrison.      Barry;      Vern      Hodge.                                                            change      and from the Michigan                                                                       bill would I'nduct some 800000                         ALL-OCCASIOX Greeting Cards f'ar..d at 4109\\'est Saginaw J.(.ael IOn
    Berrien;        Bob HarrIson.             Barry; Ingham; Paul Leipprandt,                   Huron;                                                                                                                                                                                                          •             that are ~ueh terrific ~ellers all you )1-~3 ju"t w..~t of. Lan~ing and
    Pat Utter.           Van Buren;          Francis Jack Carter, Newaygo; Lois Tay-                              KEEP broken             bags      separate      State College extension               service.                                                          young men into military           service'          have to do is ~how them. 21 box..d \\'aver'I~' golf ('our~...                         (2-tf-451o)
    Carter. Casso                                                                                            from the main pile. Loose fertii- Meetings have been under way                                                                                               each year for six months' train-                    ~elI for $1.00. O"H 100 other wond"r-
                                                           lor. Isabella; and Keith Lamkin, izer absorbs moisture                                                                                                                                                                                                             ful boxe~ Including Birthday, r."t.            FOIL SALJ.~-.ltmlor "i?1' KIXC;Avap-
                                                                                                                                                 from the since Jan. 21. Forthco~ing                       dates                                                          ing.    After that they would be-                   W ..II. etc.   I'rofit~ to 100'70 ph" orator.            Can:lcitv onfl' barrel of !-l.ap
        Trophy-Carol               Hauch.        Len- Emmet.                                                 air faster.        Stacking       bags close are:                                                                                                            come civilians       again, but sub-                bonus. "'rite for free ~amples. Kit 'In hOllr. English Tin m .. tal Ilao<.
                                                              The general        assembly       periods                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T\\.o     hundred       ~o.   5 Grimm            ~unut~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          J.ect to 71h years in the reserves.                 Cn., I)<>pt.jO. Regal G )lIchlgan.
    awee; Barbara              Friedley.      Eaton;                                                         together      cuts down the circula-                     Feb. 4-Eaton         county, Masonic                                                                                                                    on appro"a!. Ferndale. reetlng Card n!ld hooks,                 filtpr   nn(1                         r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 h\"(l rnll11-" t ....
    Sally Devine, Monroe.                                  will feature        outstanding         Farm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   r~pd one Yt'ar.            Excpllpnt.     condit inn .
                                                                                                             tion of air around              them.       This. temple at Charlotte at 10 a. m.                                                                                "We assume that as part of.                                                         (2-52h)
                                                           Bureau and extension             leaders as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    n' ... or ... ll Chlldr,,.n',, lIon.e, 1110,
                                                                                                             too, prevents           moisture., absorp-               Feb. 4-Barry           county,       court                                                          their \ reserve       training,~'    said           "iI!' { : 'TURKEY '.POU LTS .                                   e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Howard Str... l, Saginaw, .\Ii•. 'il<'\n.        f
        Camp-Clayton               Ruggles.      Tus- speakers.            Rural      Youth classes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              , 1~-IW~~J"
                                                                                                              tion from the air.                                  house at Hastings at 8 p. m.                                                                            Lynn. "'they would be' required'                       p'AISE . ':\[A YFLOWF.R          Turke,
    cola; Alice Phelps. Lapeer; Becky will be held on organization,                                 pro-
                                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 5-Allegan,         Berrien, Casso                                                              to attend      at least two       weeks'            Poults for Bigger Profits. Broad               '~HHF}r: ~IZES of npw I(~                      ~\;~
    Wigle. Ingham;               Kathleen       Rue- gram           planning       and      education,                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brea~t Bronze,         '''hite    Hollands. nrator!" rt'~Hl)'for imtn~(1iatt ..' Ot.]j\"(\n".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          summer training camp ,each year.
   sink. Lenawee;
                               Rosalie Swagart.            publicity      and public
                                                           and recreational
                                                      • phasis will be placed on what
                                                                                     programs.      Em-    Standard Oat                                           Kalamazoo,        St. Joseph and Van
                                                                                                                                                                 Buren counties \1t County Center
                                                                                                                                                                  building.      Fairgrounds         at     Kal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If universal military training be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          came effective in 1952, by 1959
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beltsville \Yhite~. BIg, Vlgorou". One Junior                   Kin",.    cnppt'J"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fast-Growing Poults noted for out- -'0 to 1fiO hu,cket!-l. On ... Illflrliutn ~ize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "tanding Livability, Wonderful Me-'ll for 41)0to 500 hu('k...". ('ollPpr "Y"Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              qualitle". U. S. Pullorum Cl;,an. Fr~ n<l.1I od I'~mdi"h Tin fh,p I'n.n. On..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J)an~. for

        Ionia     Cafeteria-Jean               Waid.                                                                                                             amazoo at 12 noon.                                                                                       there would be 5.600,000 summer                                                  e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prlee List. Folder. L.. H. Jan~sen. for 1000 to 1200'Jll("kl't~. Has E",dlsh
    Ingham; Barbra Foster.
   Paul Shellenbarger.
                                                           state Rural Youth officers or com-
                                            Berrien;' mittees can do in these fields to
                                     Barry; Eliza- improve              the Rural        Youth pro-
                                                                                                           Varieties Best                                             Feb. 5-Branch         county at court
                                                                                                                                                                  house. Coldwater at 8 p. m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          trainees    in camp.       Add to that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2,800.000 trainers as recommend-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Farm Bureau ~Iember, Michigan State Tin I)<l.n".Also. one .runior s;?... Klnl<
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hatcher'y. Corunna. l\li...    hlgan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fQI' 50 to 1:;0 bu('kl't~. I'~ngll"h Tin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -t'-45h)   pnn!'4. lJ!"f>(l only one ~pa~on. Phhnf"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fir -.:eeu~ at once a~ thesf" evapot.R.tor:-;
   beth Croel, Ion;~'. Janl'ce Johnson.                                                                           Best varieties of oats for Mich-                    Feb. 6-Hillsdale         county,       4-H                                                          ed by the commission. Assume             a                      NURSERY STOCK                            will not lul-lt long- in our stock.   Sug-ar
                            -                             gram in their state. Adult leaders                                                                                                                                                                              standing     army of 3,500.000 men.
   Midland; Bob Kleinschmidt.                    Liv-                                                        igan farms continue to be Clin- Club building at Fairgrounds                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bush Ru"pllp~       COJl1pan~'. Phon..
   ingston.                                                and advisors will have separate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BHILLIAXT Everhearlng             straw-          96-336  Lansing. PO Box 1l0j, L~n"-
                                                                                                             ton. Eaton and Kent, according                       Hillsdale at II a. m.                                                                                   Thus we could build up to 11.-                      berry. j.OOOquart" per acre first                    ing 4. )llch. Slorp (1.0("<1.1 ...(1 on ~1.43,
                                                          classes.                                                                                                                                                                                                        900.000 men in army camps the                       year.    Ited- P.ich 'everhearlng straw-
                                                                                                             to Kenneth Frey. farm crops re-                        . Feb. 6-Ingham           county. Dans-                                                                                                                                                                        at 4109 ~'e"t Sa;!"innwIload. jU"t Wt'st
       Sports Festival-John                    Dunn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          herry bore 11.000 <t\lart~. Coml.lete                of Lan~inK and \\'av"I'I~" golf CO"!,"",)
                                                              THE STAFF of the training searcher                           at Michigan          State Col- ville town hall. 8 p. m.                                                                                       summer of 1959."                                    catalog I'ree. SOuth ~I i chi g a n                                                      (2-tf Stih)
   Cheboygan;            Keith Lamkin.           Em-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Xur~l'ry, Box .1-£1. X..w Buffalo,
                                                          school will consist of people from lege.                                                                    Feb.     7-0akland            co u n t Y.                                                                                                               :\llchigan.                      (I.21-2Gb)                          FARM MACHINERY
   met.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A combination     of beef   suet.
                                                           the AFBF and state Farm Bureau                        He bases this recommendation                     Clarkston town hall, 8 p. m.                          Maurice      L. Hill of Marshall,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sunflowerseed   and finely cracked                     T\\.O XEW Everbearlng       "traw-                    \VAXTI'~D-Thre~h..r". ~lllall.• 1..,,1:
       Festival       sub-commillee-Doro-                 staff~ along with instructors from on results of the 1951 Michigan                                          Feb. S-Lenawee           county. court former Calhoun county 47H club                                                                                   berries that test yiel<led 11,000 and                nraln Hinde..... 8 fnot. lal .. llloc1('b:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          corn will satisfy both insect-eat-                  7.000 quart" per acre, fir"t year.                   Corn Shredders and p'jn(ll'r~; En-
   thy LaPointe, Monroe; Mary Van Extension                                Service       and      other Overstate             Oat trials which were house. Adrian. 2 p. m. "                                        agent, is now director of public                                                                          Large, complete catalog Free. Strom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing and seed-eating     birds  this                                                                      silage Gutter~: Drl",' Ht'II". fJ.>ln'y
   Riper, Washtenaw;                 Alton Wend- sources.                 Michigan      Junior        Di- recently          tabulated.                                Feb. ll-Tuscola          county. court relations            for. the Michigan Live-                                                                     ..r & Son Xursery. £lox 12j-no Xew                   \\'al'~lnk. Holland 1:-2, :\liehigan.
                                                           rector    Bill Eastman          will serve            Tests of Kent oats showed that house. Caro. 1:30 p. m.                                             stock Exchange            with headquar-              winter.                                             Buffalo. l\Ilchigan.        (1-2t-27b)                                                        (2-3t-~~)l )
   zel, Berrien.
                                                          as an instructor        in some of the variety                  averaging         74.7 bushels              Feb. 12-Clare.          Isabella.     Ros- ters in the Livestock                  Exchange
       Talk Meet-Erma               Lulham. Len- adult classes.                                              per. acre with a test 'weight                   of common           counties.     at Rosebush. building. 6750 Dix Avenue,                         De-
   awee; Jerry OaTis. Tuscola; Lois                                                                          36.4 pounds.          Clinton oats aver- 1:30 p. m.                                                    troit Stockyards.          Detroit.
   Taylor. Isabella;            Howard Haven.                                                                                                                                                                           Following      the annual meeting                                                                 .
  Eaton.                                                     MFB Legislative                                 aged 74.4 bushels per acre with a
                                                                                                             test weight of 36 pounds.
                                                                                                                                                        Tests municipal
                                                                                                                                                                                                St. Johns. 8 of the Michigan Livestock                         Ex-

       Spring Formal-Joanne
  Ingham;        Margrete
                                  Meske. Wash-
                                                             Committee of Board
                                                              The legis:ative         committee
                                                                                                             of Eaton oats yielded an averag~ p. m.
                                                                                                        of of 70.7 bushels per acre with 33.6                         Feb.     13-Livingston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    change at Lansing March' 8. Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        county. Hill J"ill be available               to discuss                    Mobile lUli~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               J~~ades apples
  tenaw;        Joyce         Wilcox.      Ingham;        the Michi;:-an Farm Bureau board                   pound test weight.             These results Menzie's equipment store, Howell. the co-operative                                   marketing          of                                            '.):J'           ..•
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I ;.!'tc ••••.
                                                                                                                                                                 8 p. m.                                            livestock with Farm Bureau dis-
                                                                            is: Harry Norris of compare                     closely      with      previous
                               Clinton;       Larry      of directors
                                                                           James        Mielock
                                                                             losco county.
                                                                                               county, years, Frey states.
                                                                                                        of       !A.mong other varieties
                                                                                                    'lnd were Ajax, Huron. Shelby
                                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 15-Washtenaw                 county. cussion groups. vocational
                                                                                                                                                       tested Farm Bureau store, Ann Arbor. culture and veterans' classes. and
                                                                                                                                                          and 1 p. m.                                               other interested         groups.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            boosts Ilrofiis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .           '
 DOlldero On                                              Kenneth
                                                         Saginaw county.
                                                                         Johnson       of Freeland.
                                                                                    The committee
                                                                                                             Branch. Yields for these varieties
                                                                                                             averaged        about 75 bushels
                                                                                                                                                                     Feb. 15-Lapeer
                                                                                                                                                           per ty cOJ11munity building.
                                                                                                                                                                                              county. coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lapeer.    F arm Labor to be                                                                           'I
                                                         was appointed by President Bus- acre. but the tall, weak straw 8 p. m.                                                                                    Scar:ce This Year.
                                                         kirk at the MFB board of di- created c'onsiderable                                   lodging.               Feb. IS-Calhoun            county. Bat-
 Remedies for                                            rectors meeting Jan. 8 at Lansing.                     Lowest yielding varieties under tle
                                                                                                             Michigan conditions were Mindo street. 10:30 a. m.
                                                                                                                                                                         Creek       stockyards,        Emmet           A more acute farm labor short-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    age during 1952 is predicted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                   co u n t Y. the U. S. Department                    of Labor.                      Field tests have shown that mobile orchard
                                                                                      upper       front at 59.5 bushels                 per     acre      and        Feb.      IS-Monroe
 Unemploymellt                                               Deer have no
                                                         teeth.                                             James at 53.4 bushels.                James is Raisinville Grange hall at Grape. The agricultural
                                                                                                            a hull-less oat and the yield is 8 p. m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              labor supply is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    being gepleted by the movement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of farm workers to defense plants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   graders itJcrease the net inc01;ne ,from apple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   crops. esp~cialJy where fruit is stored orchard run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or marketed in un faced crates. M~higan State
                                                             Buy Farm Bureau seeds.                         typical      for such varieties.                         Feb.     19-5hiawassee             county.
      Congressman            George A. Don-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   College Agricultural Experiment Station. in co-
 dero of Michigan agrees with the
              Auto Workers
                 in automobile
                                        CIO that
                                                           ST. CLAIR                           COUNTY                      A1ElllBER                          OPERATES                                                                                                            operation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tested a grader that weighed about 450 pllunds and
 tion have been unduly severe in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  was powered by a I-hp. gasoUne motor. With it.
 the face of plenty of steel.
     He says that the
 plants can and should be used for
 civilian and war production.

                                                           50,000 Chicl~en Poultry Farm                                                                                                                                                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 or 7 pickers and a sorting crew ,of 4 picked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and sorted 7.852 bushels of apples in 135t.4hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Results of using the mobile grader were: less
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  handling and bruising, no unnecessary ,handling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of undergrade fruit, increased picker output. less
 civilian       production            maintained            The poultry        enterprise      of Dr. equipped incubator. an egg-grad-                           Conrad       disinfects      the footwear          wasting      it. The motion of the
 at higher levels for the present.                      Harold      P. Conrad.         veterinarian         ing machine. 50 range shelters, a of all visitors. and is careful to feeder attracts birds to it and en-                                                              packing-house space needed and longer storage
     Federal          unemployment            com- at Goodells, and member of St. deep-free:cc for cold storage and keep his Co.ops off the floor of courages                                                                      feeding.        Feeders      are               life of apples. For more information. telephone,
 pensation is proposed by the un- Clair County                                Farm      Bureau.        is a generator          for emgergency          pow- the poultry               market      where       he kept supplied from the feed bin                                  write or visit your County Agricultural Agent.
ion. said Mr. Dondero, to provide                       one of the largest               and most er.                                                            sells his surplus birds.                           by automatic         feed.
 auto workers wi'th full pay for a efficiently                          run in Michigan. said                                                                        He has two 20,OOO-egg incubat-
44-hour        week until mobilization                  the Lapeer County Press in                      a       DR. CONRAD starts oui with ors to hatch the eggs (8.000                                         a      DIGESTION            and assimilation
dislocations          are over.                        special article         last month.                 .a new commercial                  flock each week during the season), and 40 of protein is helped by addition
                                                                                                           year so. as to minimize                  disease      gas brooders to raise the chicks. of antibiotics                        and vitamin         B-12.
     Eventually          that would          make           DR. CONRAD'S operating pro-
                                                                                                           problems.          He keeps up to date Gas brooders                          save much labor                An      electric       hoist      elevator
government             responsible        for full gram. said the Press, can give
                                                                                                           on disease          research        and takes over other types.                                          brings bags of feed to each floor.
employment.             at     full     pay      for many smaller               operators        some special precautions                 against New-
e\'erybody          at all times.                      very good tips on poultry man-
                                                                                                           castle disease. newest enemy of                           THE LARGE building contains                       Ventilation      is 'provided by fans                                                                                       Rural telep'a"e service steadily improves
    In the end it would mean gov- agement.                               Following      is the des- poultrymen.                                                 2 large poultry            rooms on each which change the air completely
ernment        o ....
                   'Tlership of all means cription                   gi\'en by the Press:                      On newly-hatched             baby chicks floor with an alleyway between.                            every 5 minutes. giving each bird                                                                                                   In 1951 Michigan Bell added 9,000 more tele-
of production             as a guarantee          of        Dr. Conrad hatches out 50.000 he uses a newly-developed                                                                                                                                                                                                                               phones in rural area!. It made service better for
                                                                                                                                                      intra-    Each room contains               4.200 birds cubic foot of fresh air each                                                                                                    4,800 others with new equipment that put fewer
government            solve11cy.                       chicks      from his own breeding                   nasal weak live virus vaccine,                       when all the eggs are hatched                      minute .•
    Only qualified             bidders      should stock at the beginning                  of each which has a longer effectiveness                                                                                                                                                                                                               parties on their line or gave them better ringing.
                                                                                                                                                                out in the spring.                                     Heat is supplied by a thermo-                                                                                              Nearlv three of every Jour establishments in Michi-
be permittet1 to bid on war con- year, culls them for fryers down than the, old type.                                                     On his laying
                                                       to 15.000 laying hens which pro- hens. he repeats                                                            All are debeaked            at an early static-controlled               oil burner using                                                                                      gan Bell rural territory have telephones now; most
tracts.      saId Mr. Dondero.                 Too                                                                                      with the stick age to prevent cannibalism.
                                                       duce eggs for the Detroit market                                                                                                                    This hot water            circulating         through                                                                                  are on lines with eight telephones or less. Money
man,,' contracts are going to men                                                                          method        of     vaccination           which remo'Jes the sharp tip, preventing                     radiant heat pipes embedded                   in                                                                               lor extending   and i,mproving service must come
and 'companies             WIthout means of into December. and sells o.ff the gives lifetime immunity.
                                                       whole lot for a fresh stal.t in                                                                          injury to other chickens but not the concrete floors. This was one                                                                                                                Irom people who invest their savings in the tele-
production.            They         expect      the                                                            To combat coccidiosis,                 dread
                                                                                                                                                                affecting       ability to feed. "Each of the first installations                          in      a                                                                              phone business. Naturall1l they expect the business
eovernment            to lend them              the January.         He uses a Barred Rock- chick disease. he puts preventive
                                                       New Hampshire             Red cross.                                                                     bird has one square foot of floor poultry bui~ing                            in Michigan.                                                                                         to earn a lair profit, to I pay them a lair return lor
money ead Rt them use critical                                                                             drugs in the feed every day until                                                                                                                                                                                                      the use 01 their money.
materials for settiftc                  up new              His plant is dominated             by a the chicks arc 12 weeks of age. space.                                                                             The modern 50 foot by 50 foo.t
                                                       huge 4-story poultry building. 45 If any become infp.cted. he treats                                         Feed is supplied          in a narrow,         grain     elevator       on the Conrad
plants and equIpment.                                                                                                                                                                                       en- farm grinds and stores feed until
                                                       feet by 200 feet. a familiar land- with sulfa drugs. If fowl pox ap- shallow                                           trough      completely
                                                       mark since 1946 atop a sand hill pears                                                                     ircling each floor, through which needed.                       It has a bin capacity
                                                                                                                      threatening,         pullets       are
Corn                                                   on M-ZI some 9 miles west                      of vaccinated           at 12 weeks of age.               runs a continuous chain. keeping                   of 8.400 bushels.                                                  MICHIGAN                            BELL                TELEPHONE                                 COMPANY
    rail~ .. JlI'Oduce seund.. ripe Port Huron.                                                                                                                 the feed in constant motion.               The        An adequate           water     supply is
COI1\ IMY ....                  to the see.son.             It also includes a brooder house.                  TO PREVENT disease                    germs narrowness              of the trough           pre- assured by a well which can sup-
the hybrid pllatcd. or both.                           a crain elevator.            a completely           from reaching his large flock, Dr. vents birds walking over it and ply 2,400 gallons an hour.
            FEBRUARY          2, 1952                                                                                                                                 ..           MICHIGAN'              FARM           NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                          THREE

                                                                                       •                                                                                                                                                                            •
                                                     1-20                              IS                Period for Enrolling                                                                                                                                      In                      Blue Cross Plan
  Hospital Benefits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lohmall Raps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         are forcing most of the small taken immediately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         feed manufacturers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         continue    operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to either dis- situation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or purchase     this situation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to correct this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Your efforts in getting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   corrected   will be

  $962,846 in 1950                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OPS on Feed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ready mixed feeds from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         large manufacturer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ably operate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          some appreciated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   who prob-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their own protein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       plants,  or barter     or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HAMILTON FARM BUREAU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A. G. Lohman, Mgr.

     Farm Bureau members arcw     reminded that the once-a-
  year period for enrolling in Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Price Policy                                    exchange     some of the feed in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gredients they manufacture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         some vegetable protein processor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insufficient   oxygen supply       is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Andrew Lohman, manager       of                                                       the principal    cause of excessive
  for hospital, surgical and medical care in the Farm Bureau                                                                                                                                                                                             Hamilton Farm Bureau, took the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Results will be much higher feed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 winter fish mortality.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         costs to the feeder.
  group plan has been set for March J through March 20.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Office of Price Stabilization  at                  We probably operate the larg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Washington   to task January  26.               est retail feed business in Mich-
     Today more than 28;000 Farm Bureau families, num-                                                                                                                                                                                                   Said Mr. Lohman in a letter to                                                              ~, PURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         igan.    Our volume is about five
  bering about 80,000 persons" are enrolled through                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Lambert S. O'Malley:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         carloads of mixed feeds per day.                  TRIPLE    SCREENED
  Community Farm Bureau discussion' groups.                                                                                                                                                                                           "WE RECEIVED your letter of                                        We were fortunate       last fall    in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan. 22, 1952. We are disgusted                                       buying about 80% or our soy-
      During J 950 the Michigan Hospital Service paid                                                                                                                                                                              at the lack of knowledge you are                                      bean meal requirements       of about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   showing of the present vegetable                                      six months ahead, and about"!iO%
  $962,846 to hospitals for hospital care for rural people.                                                                                                                                                                        protein situation.    Your quoting                                    for another three months.
  Nearly all of them were members of the Farm Bureau.                                                                                                                                                                              statistics covering a period of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THIS IS customary in the soy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   past few years, part of the time
  Figures are not available yet for J 95 J.                                                                                                                                                                                        in which your ceilings on protein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bean oil meal business.           Many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             processors   use this method          of
      Another large sum was paid in behalf of Farm Bureau                                                                                                                                                                          meals were       in effect but not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hedging    their    operations     when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   effective, means nothing.
  members for surgical and non-surgical medical services'                                                                                                                                                                             If you will check the records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             they buy the beans in the fall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You can see that our operations
  given in the hospitals. Records show that seven of ten                                                                                                                                                                           for the two years         which you                                       have been curtailed,        and if we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cover in your letter, you will find                                                                                                                          FOR POULTRY
  patients enter hospitals for surgical treatment.                                                                                                                                                                                 that during that period prices sel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             do not get relief within 60 days,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             we will have another          large re-
     In J 950 Blue Cross paid for 98,529 daysl of -hospital                                                                                                                                                                        dom reached the ceilings.        You                                      duction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   will find also that oil prices duro'                                         We are sure that most of the
  care for nearly 9,000 members of Farm Bureau families.                                                                                                                                                                           ing that period were at a much                                            small feed dealers in Michigan
  They were hospitalized for periods ranging from a few                                                                                                                                                                            higher level than now.                                                    and the rest of the country are                                                                   ...... ..c'" •••• ,.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The present critical and alarm-                                        out of vegetable        protein   meals                                     FARM BUREAU MILLING CO. Inc.
  days to several months. The cost to Blue Cross averaged                                                                                                                                                                          ing veg\etable _ protein    meal sit-                                                                                                                                       C"lClGO. Ill,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and drastic      action    should     be
  $ J 4.05 per day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                uation has been caused by the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of :'.luskegon Chronicle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   low prices on oils and your low
      The record for J 950 showed that J 79 of every J ,000                                          Happy to meet each other again                legislative counsel for MFB. ' At Prosper contest sponsored by the ceiling prices on meals.
   rural persons insured became a hospital patient some-
   ti~e during the' year.
                                                                                                   at the 1951 West Michigan Farm
                                                                                                   to Prosper Contest Round-Up' at
                                                                                                                                                   the left is Lewis Boynton, pastor Muskegon Chronicle.
                                                                                                                                                   of Casnovia Methodist church. He munity groups promote programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NO PROCESSOR           today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   buy beans at present prices, sell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     can                                 I   ~
                                                                                                   Muskegon Dec. 27 were E. Harry                  is much interested      in the civic for the advancement             of rural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   oil at the present market       price,
                                                                                                   Norris, center, of ,Casnovia, and               activities   of Casnovia    township   community life. Judging in the
    BLUE CROSS and Blue Shield                                                                                                                                                                                                     and meal at the present ceiling
  are non-profit   plans for provid-
  ing hospital and medical-surgical
  care on a voluntary, prepayment
                                                  Schedule of                                      Dan Reed, right, formerly
                                                                                                   Pentwater, now of Lansing.
                                                                                                   Norris is director from the 7th
                                                                                                                                                   community groJ,lps.
                                                                                                                                                                       100 Community
                                                                                                                                                                                          contest is done on the basis of
                                                                                                                                                                                          reports sent
                                                                                                                                                                                    ,and agents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to. county
                                                                                                                                                                                                    At Michigan State Col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   price without operating at a loss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your regulations    have stopped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the- sale of soybean oil meal and
  basis to as many eligible people
  in the communiiY as possible.                   Co-op Clinics                                    district  on the Michigan Farm
                                                                                                   Bureau board.    Mr. Reed is ass't
                                                                                                                                                   other community groups in seven lege the extension service judges
                                                                                                                                                   Western Michigan counties take the county winners to determine
                                                                                                                                                   part in the annual         Farm     to the Sweepstakes       winner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   linseed oil meal in nearly all of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the retail feed dealers in Mich-
     In 1941 at the request of the
  Michigan    Farm     Bureau
  Cross and Blue Shield made
                                      a            For February The.Problem Of 39                                                                                                                   United States
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   igan and throughout      the country.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WE HAVE discontinued     selling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         linseed oil meal six weeks ago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROTECTION                                                               I
  special arrangement    for the en-
  rollment of Farm Bureau, mem-                      Co-op managers      and directors                                                                                                                                                                   and several    weeks ago had to                                                                          MADE                       TO ORDER.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A set of choins has kept many a troctor from being
  bers through the Community Dis-
  cussion Groups. The group elects
  a Blue Cross secretary to collect
                                                  and county      agricultural   agents
                                                  will be guests at a series of eleven
                                                  co-op clinics scheduled for lower
                                                                                                   Pounds of Lard                                                                                   Not Running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         discontinue   selling soybean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         meal and can assure you that our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         producers are not happy about it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  helplessly stalled in Snow ond ice. ,That's protec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tion ..rode to o,der. Your State Mutual ogent con
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  giy. you fa,m fire protection that's mode to o,der
  the payments     on a     quarterly                                                                                                                                                                                                                       At present we cannot purchase                                                                         - all the coyeroge you need, none that you don't
                                                  Michigan    during    th~ first two                        MRS. EDITH M. WAGAR

        SOME 950 of the 1080 Com-
                                                  weeks in February~       These meet-
                                                  ings are sponsored by Michigan
                                                                                                                                                    in the marketing
                                                                                                        Briar Hill Farm, Carleton, Mich. spould carry about the same price
                                                                                                          'My story this month' must of per pound that is paid for the
                                                                                                                                                                            of a hog,         it
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Out of Oil                                           any meal from any source:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         are enclosing feed and grain quo-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  State Mutual insures building material used an the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  construction of a new building Or on odditlon
                                                  State College and the Michigan                                                                                                                                                                         tations in today's Chicago Wall                                                                          ar repairs to any building until building is Com-
     munity groups have Blue Cross-                                                                     necessity be short, but I have a live hog.                                                      American     farmers need never                  Street Journal.     You will note                                                                        pitted oboye the rofters .•• ANOTHER STATE
                                                  Association to Farmer Co:'opera-
     Blue Shield hospital and med;cal-
                                                                                                        message concerning a commodity                 For instance, if hogs are            20 be short of motor fuels or other                      I   that all quotations both cash and                                                                        MUTUAL FEATURE.

     surgical care as one of their serv-                                                                connected with the livestock in-            cents live weight, lard should be
     ices to members.                                   TOPICS      to be considered             at dustry of Michigan that I feel priced about the same.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the generations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   products      now or for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         future until new cro.p delivery on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         soybean oil meal are at the ceil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I       ~7J/ut;;JAsk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            your Stote Mutual agent, or write for details.
        Nearly 4 out of 5 of the groups the clinics are the financing                            of our farmers should give heed to.                   But when lard sells at several
     pffer their members the complete co-operatives                      during      il'\flation,           We hear so much these days
                                                                                                                                                    cents below actual value and a                      This statement
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Petroleum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              was made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Conference of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to       ing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You will also note ~hat some I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I                                                                         FIRE INSURANCE                                                   CO •
     Blue Cross-Blue       Shield protec- and operating                  problems and re- against the meat prices the con-                          very slow. sale at that, it means
     tion against steadily rising bos- sponsibilities                  of co-op directors.                                                          the ratio is out of plumb and National                        Council of Farm             Co-        mineralized    soybean OIl meal, a                                                             702 Church St.                                              Flint 3, Michigon
                                                                                                        sumer pays.     I admit they        are
     pital and medical costs.                        The meetings will be conducted                                                                 those items that are in demand operatives                               in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   early ...... January       .by        mixture of soybean oil meal with                                                               E.    R. DINGMAN.            Pmi4w                        H. It. PISIt.       S'C'''''>'
                                                                                                        high but certainly      not out       of                                                   Russell Brown, counsel of the In-                     10 or 15% limestone or low grade
                                                                                                                                                    must share a portion of the defi-
        AUSTIN      PINO, rural enroll- as open discussions, encouraging                                line with the prices the farmer
                                                                                                                                                           The balance of the deficit depen,dent                     Petrol~um        Ass'n of           phosphate     added, worth only a                           "St~u Mutua/lnsuus    Every Filth Farm ill Michigan-Ask                                        Your Nei~hbors!"
     ment manager for Michigan Hos- the participation                      of all attending.           'has to pay for commodities he has cit.
                                                                                                                                                    goes in Uthe red column ~of the Amenca.                                                              few dollars per ton, sells at about                                                Op.......       P.,   A......    I.   s•••   C........   itl ...                ,
     pital Service, says that Farm Bu-                  Arthur    Howland of the Agri- to buy.
                                                                                                                                                   business.                                           MR. BROWN said that discov-                       ~~aIP~:il:~;.    above soybean   oil                                             -..      "'-..r                                _
     reau members have the low group cultural                     Economics        Dept.         at
     rate. Practically all the essential Michigan                  State      College,        and                                                                                                  ered reserves of petroleum in the
                                                                                                                                                       TOO MUCH of this will put
     hospital services one may need Everett Young, of the. Michigan                                                                                                                                United State~ are 311h billion                           YOUR regula'tions             at present
                                                                                                                                                   any packing company              on    the
     are provided without limit as to Association of Farmer Co-opera-                                                                              rocks in time.                                  barrels as compared to 231h bil-                      ---------------------------------------------
     dollar cost.     Hospitalization           is tives, are in charge of the liJries.                                                                                                            lion barrels at the end of World
                                                                                                                                                       My long connection         with the
     provided up to four months,
     cording to the terms of the con-
                                                        FOUR CLINICS were held in
                                                     the Upper Peninsula during' Jan-
                                                                                                                                                   Detroit Packing Co., a Michigan
                                                                                                                                                   co-operative,    has convinced         me
                                                                                                                                                                                                  War II. In those years the fluan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tity of new oil found exceeded
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the amount produced, Mr. Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ENROLLMENT CLOSES MA'RCH 20!
     tract.                                                                                                                                        that some changes must be made                                                                                                      \

        In addition to board and room uary as part of the series.' These                                                                                                                          said,
     in the hospital, Blue Cross pro- were at Escanaba,
     vides payment for use of the op- Hancock, and Sault Ste. Marie.
                                                                                Iron      River,
                                                                                                                                                   in some way to offset this hin-
                                                                                                                                                  drance to a successful business.                     "This increase         has. been ac-                         Act now to get Michigans most
                                                                                                                                                      In our current       inventory        of complished by drilling more and
     erating room and laboratory, an-                   The Lower Michigan clinics are
    esthesia, oxygen, physical ther- scheduled as follows:
                                                                                                                                                  January 12th, there were on,hand
                                                                                                                                                  a total of 430,400          pounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                  more wells.          Even though one-
                                                                                                                                                                                            of ttijrd are failures, the successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              widely used health-protection plan
    apy, and       medicines,     including
                                                     , FEBRUARY 4-C"() I d w ate r,                                                               lard, and it is offered at a price ones continue to add to total pro-
    such expensive items as strepto-
   ,mycin,      aureomycin,      penicillin,         Grange Hall, noon; Benton Har-                                                               of 121h cents wholesale. Being a duction.
                                                                                                                                                  Michigan co-operative          this must record to support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 There is nothing in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the 'running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through the Farm Bureau'
    ACTH, cortisone, etc.                            bor, Vincent Hotel, 6:30 p. m.;
                                                                                                                                                  be sold within our state if used out of oil' school of thinking.
        MATERNITY coverage is pro- 208, noon; 6-Ypsilanti,
                                                                  Rapids, YMCA, Room
                                                                                          White                                                   for domestic        consumption ........  If       '''THERE IS no necessity of be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Annual Enrollment!
    vided     on the     family contract             Gables,    noon;      Lapeer,      Lapeer                                                    sold for shipment out of the state ing out of oil or short of oil in
    nine months after the effective County Center Building, 6:30 p.                                                                               it must be denatured        and sold as the foreseeable                future. Two mil-
    date of the contract.                            m.; 7-Bad       Axe, Irwin           Hotel,                                                  choice white grease.        The current         lion barrels daily will be added to
       Under     the companion          Blue                                                                                                      market price is 6% cents deliver- production in the U. S. within the
                                                    noon; 8-Lansing,          YMCA, Cen-
    Shield,     medical-surgical         pay-                                                                                                     ed to Cincinnati.
                                                    termial Room, noon; ll-Boyne                                                                                                                  next four years.
    ments are made directly to the
                                                    City, Dilworth Hotel, noon; Trav-                                                                                                                 "Beyond the reserves of crude
    doctor for surgery a:pd medical                                                                        A SHORT time ago a            lady         WHEN I SEE a television pro-
    care in the hospital.                   .       erse City, Park Place Hotel, 6:30                                                                                                             oil are almost inexhaustible                re-
                                                                                                      complained about prices and was gram sponsored by a nationally
                                                    p. m.; 12-Big         Rapids, Bowers                                                                                                          serves of natural gas, coal shale
                                                                                                      disgusted with       me because         I known soap company advertising
       FARM BUREAU members who Restaurant, noon; St. Louis, Park
                                                                                                      would not admit they were too a toilet lotion, a domestic soap, and tar sands from which gas-
   are eligible to join Blue Cross- Hotel, 6 :30 p. m.
                                                                                                      high.     She said:                         and a popular           shortening,         I oline, kerosene, fuel oils and lub-
   Blue Shield by reason uf paid
                                                                                                                                                  wonder what the reaction might ricants can be made.                               The tech-
   Farm Bureau        membership,        and
   who meet the requirements
   in their own .county, may apply
   during the March 1-20 re-enroll-
                                                 FRS Now                                                   "You farmers
                                                                                                      about it, for you raise your Own who uses these three commodities.
                                                                                                      pork and beef."
                                                                                                                            know     nothing be in the mind of the consumer                      nology
                                                                                                                                                                                                               of these
                                                                                                                                                      It proves to me that there is sources of liquid fuels and the

                                                                                                           "Yes, we do," I replied,       but tremendous          profit    to the firm development                  of new sources            of
   ment i'Jeriad.
       Mr. Pino said that present Blue
   Cross members        may change or
                                                 Manager of                                           when we kill a hog for home con- selling them or they could not energy such as atomic power is
                                                                                                      sumption, we eat all of the edible afford to indulge in this sort of final assurance                                that      we     shall
                                                                                                      parts from the snout to the tail publicity.                Again it is so out of never be short                       of mechanical
   add services during the re-enroll-
   m'ent period.
       NEW Blue Cross groups can be
                                                 Tri-State Co-op                                     and we find it all good, even the line to think of a soap company horsepower."
                                                                                                     39 pounds of lard, if the animal making a domestic food commod-
                                                                                                     weighs 200 pounds.                           ity that I could not relish it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FARM BUREAU MEMBERS-
                                                       Farm Bureau         Services,       Inc.,
   formed whenever         the required
  percentage of the members of an
                                                    a:;sumed management
                                                   State Co-operative
                                                                                 of the Tri-
                                                                                                         ,"WE DON'T use just the chops
                                                                                              'at or loins and the hams.
                                                                                                                                                      I FEEL certain if the farmers
                                                                                                                                                  could keep their products before
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Facts About                                                    Once again BLUE CROSS- BLUE SHIELD opens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enrollment for a limited time, to offer you family-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wide protection against hospital and doctor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Join the more than 80,000
  active discussion group desire to
                                                   Montgomery,        Hillsdale       county,             "And from the beef we kill we the public's eye constantly                     as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MIchigan Farm Bureau family
  enroll and complete the necessary
  enrollment records.                         '
                                                   Jan. 1, 1952.
                                                       John McLachlan
                                                                                           '         use all of the meat and make soap few                other
                                                                               is the FBS of the tallow. We have steaks and there'd be no hollering about the
                                                                                                                                                                    commodities          are,     Modern                                                         bills. But you must act now, before March 20,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to j~in the more than 80,000 family members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Michigan Farm Bureau who now belong.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               members who belong to
Would End Detroit                                  manager      at Tri-State.       He       has roasts, of course, but we have price of milk or against the use                                                                                                                                                                              Blue Cross. Blue Shield
Milk Mktg. Order
                                                   had considerable
                                                   the management
                                                                           experiellce         in stews, soups and even ox-tail
                                                                           of farm co-op- soup and enjoy them all."                        .
                                                                                                                                                  of lard.     Everybody      would
                                                                                                                                                  pushing their wrY to the front to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Buttermill{                                                    BLUE CROSS- BLUE SHIELD are Michigah's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 most widely used health-care plans because they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 provide the protection you and your family need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           See your di8cuasion group Blue Cross secretary,
      Thirty-five    members       of     the eratives.          Farm Bureau Services                     Now one. factor that re~lly ~hs- buy their share so as to be in the                                                                                                                                                              or your County Farm Bureau ,Blue Cross repre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Buttermilk      is no more health-.
  Northern      Michigan Dairy Ass'n transferred                     him     from         West turbs . me l~ the .l~rd- situatIOn. I swim with the others.                                       ful than sour skim milk because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Your family may be the one out of four who                                sentative. BUT DON'T WAITI Enrollment closes
  of Missaukee, Osceola and Wex- Branch where he had been man- That IS gettmg cntICal.                                              In fact,          It was indeed        gratifying      to they are essentially                                               will have to face unexpected hospital and medi-                           March 20!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the     same.
  ford counties adopted a resolu- ager of the West Branch Farmers                                    it has been the one problem caus- learn that the woman who re- Formerly buttermilk                                          was actual-                     cal bills this year. Yet you can be ready, with
  tion December         14 urging       that Co-operative, Inc., for three years ing the most concern to the meat cently won the first prize in the ly a by-product                                                       of the churning.                       all these benefits. if you are eligible and enroll TWwl
  the federal milk marketing order under an FBS management                                 con- industry for the past few years, state apple pie contest said she When cream was churned                                                    into
  be abolished in the Detroit area. tract.                                                          especially the smaller packers.              used lard in making her pie crust. butter, the liquid that remained
      Gerrit Hesselink of Tustin, R.                  Tri-State    Co-op Company op-                                                                                                     She was buttermilk,               and      it might                       All these benefits give you protection
                                                                                                         WOMEN do not use lard as I take my hat off to her.
 2, secretary,      and a member of erates a creamery~ elevator                             and they once did. This includes rural' has done the meat industry much have been sweet or sour, depend-                                                                          that's priceless!
 Osceola County Farm               Bureau, petroleum                                                                                                                                             ing upon whether sweet or sour
                                                                 bulk plant at Mont- as well as urban women.                                     good, for she proved that lard is                                                                               Full family protection-Your        wife and all
 said the Association has a mem- gomery, and a branch elevator and                                                                                                                               cream was used in the process.
                                                                                                         No farmer     can criticize     city    not outmoded.                                                                                                   enrolled dependent children get exactly the same
 bership of 75 in the three coun- farm supplies store at Ray, Ind. women on their purchases, even                                                                                                     Practically    all buttermilk       man-
                                                                                                                                                     MY PLEA is for farm wo- ufactured today-except                                   as a by-                   benefits as you do.
 ties.                                            The Co-op was organized in 1914 if we think it reflects on their
                                                   and serves about 2,700 member                                                                 men to return to the use of lard product                       of churning           on     the                 BLUE CROSS Comprehensive Group Hospital
                                                                                                    better judgment.         But it is in- in their cooking and baking and farm-is                              skim milk, to which a
 D. W. Brooks Heads Nat'l patrons.                                                                  excusable      when a. farm woman                                                                                                                            Plan-You     get up to 120 days' care in ward
                                                      Mr. McLachlan said ,a full line passes by any of the farm pro- help to keep                                      their     Michigan laboratory-controlled                    strain      of
 Council of Co-operatives                                                                                                                        industry going. Let's not be copy lactic acid bacteria is added                               to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or semi-private room, according to the service
      D. W. Brooks, general manager               of Farm Bureau seeds, feeds, fer- duction for some other commod-                                                                               develOp the acidity, flavor, body                               for which you are enrolled ..•     NO CASH                                                                                      THIS IS YOUR TICICfT TO
                                                                                                                                                 cats, no matter who tries to tell                                                                                                                                                                                                               WORtY-fRa IIfCOVHY
'of the Cotton Producers Ass'n of tilizers, and other farm supplies                                 ity just because it is a new thing us differently.                                           and texture.         The composition of                         LIMIT on the benefits covered when you are
 Atlanta, Georgia, was re-elected                 is being offered.                                 and other women use it.                                                                      such "buttermilk"            is quite sim-                      admitted to any of tM 192 Michigan Blue CroBS
                                                                                                                                                     If those who advocate             other ilar to that as a by-product                      of                hospitals.
 president of the National Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Micltigo. Ho.phaI,'                   fIIftJ Dodon' OWIJ H.oI1It-C:.r. "'-
                                                                                                         THE OLD CRY of "high cost of shortenings had as much at stake churning, and one is as healthful

 of Farmer Co-operatives            at     its
                                                                                                    living" certainly      does not apply as we farm folks, I'm certain as the other.                                                                           BLUE SHIELD Medlcal-Sur~ical        Plan-pays                                                               101' ,... Public WJ/w.
 23rd annual meeting at Chicago
                                                      Since portable buildings aren't to shortening.                      For a long time their story would be different.                    I                                                                  generous amounts to your doctor for specific
 in early January.
      Mr. Brooks spoke to the annual anchOl."ed to a permanent founda- back one could buy twice the
 meeting of Farm Bureau Services, tion, it's extremely                            important
 Inc., at Kellogg Center, MSC in that the entire building be built money paid for any of its com-
                                                                                                                                                 will follow this in more detail in
                                                                                                                 of lard for the same a later edition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Growing Broilers
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Farmers       who use deep litter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 automatic water fountains, plenty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                surgical procedures. What's more, it even pays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                towards your own doctor's visits to the hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in non-aurgical caaea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B L"~H.2...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~                                                                    ss
 December.                                        into a rigid unit. -                              petitors.                                     Sheep                                                                                                         Low eo.t-All this C08ta just a few centa a day,
      Snowshoe is a more common
                                                                                                         If lard should      bear its    full
                                                      The wild wood duck nests in a share or money value when al- if they are to stay in a thrifty
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of big feed hoppers, and in some
                                                                                                                                                     Sheep need plenty of exercise cases automatic feeders and feed                                             because it's a non-profit plan ••. built on indi-                                             BLUE SHIELD
                                                                                                                                                                                                 carriers      are the boys who get                             vidual initiative •••    made possible by group                                                                   M~~ta.m..
name for the varying hare.                        tree.                                           locating the value of each item                conditi~n.                                      most from their hours of labor.                                participation.                                                       •                  :lU IT ATE a1L&&'J' • .Da1'Ir.On'                                              ,., IdCIL
   rOtnl                                                                                                                                                             MICHIGAU              FARM          NEWS                                                                                                                       SATURDAY.                FEBRUARY            2. 1952

   Responstbility                                                                                       of .the Individual                                                                                                                 Consumer of Health
  Farm Bureau at.                                                                                                                                                                               We know the cost of the doc- igan increased from 4,100 to 6,-
                                                                                                                                                                                             tor's education is high. We also 937. This is an increase of 69%,
                                                                                                                                                                                             know that it takes a very con- compared              with an increase   of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bureau rests on the foundation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ~he home groups .. We need them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     m. nu.mbers and In strength that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ",:,111msure a sound ~eprese~ta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WATER IS ONE of the main
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nutrients in a dairy feeding en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 terprise.     Make sure, your cows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 get plenty, advise M;ichigan State
                                                                                                                                                                                             siderable    sum to equip a farm 126% in population for the same

  .Health Confe,rence                                                                                                                                                                        with stock and machinery
                                                                                                                                                                                             maintain them.

                                                                                                                                                                                             first few years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   And we do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and period.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Seventy Michigan communities
                                                                                                                                                                                             expect to pay for them in the that had two or more doctors in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tIon of. the members m shaplog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the polic!es for agri~ultur~.               a warm~d. supply will pay diyi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 10/7 groups wllh wHIch we dends over the ice cold type.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     closed the fiscal year of 1951 were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 College extension dairymen. And

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1925 now have only one, Forty-                 built by the faith of the people               A TINY PIECE of \v.ire or a-
            Mrs. Raymond Murton. of the Resolutions Committee of                                                                                                                                                                      five communities   which had one
       the Women of the Michigan Farm Bureau. spoke at the Mich-                                                                                                                                RURAL PEOPLE           are     begin-                                                in their home          neighborhoods--      broken nail thrown in the wrong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or more doctors in 1925 have no
       igan Rural Health Conference
                                         at the University     of Michigan
                 11. She spoke as the rural member of a panel dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ning to be critical of what they
                                                                                                                                                                                             term    ,ttoo-rTiuch-hospitalization."   resident doctor now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     faith in the idea that Farm Bu- place, could cost you a cow. One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     reau       should   be. farmer-owned       Icif these tiny bits of metal may
       cussing keas    of Responsibility   in Health.   Dr. Rudolf Non                                                                                                                       There'seems       to be a growing                MR. THADEN said that it is and                   farmer - controlled.     These    be picked up by a cow and work
       of Wayne University     discussed

       student. discussed the responsibility
                                            the responsibilities
       medical school. Warren R. Mullen of Saline. U. of M. medical
                                                                   of the

                                                of the medical student.
                                                                                                                                                                                             tendency       to hospitalize
                                                                                                                                                                                             which might well be treated in
                                                                                                                                                                                             the office or at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            generally assumed that one phy- people believed that the time had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sician in practice for each 1,499 atrived
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or less persons is a          desirable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  when they should take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ah active part in the destinies of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I               .'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 its way to a vital organ.

                                                                                                                                                                                             helpinp to increase hospital costs.           ratio.    If that is so, only one their community,                 state and n,a- I
                      An Address by                                                                                                                                                             We question "too-high-hospital             fourth of the        communities      in tion .•                                    I
         MRS. RAYMOND MURTON, St. Johns,. Michigan                                                                                                                                           costs" demanded by some hospit-               Michigan are adequately supplied             COMMUNITY            Farm     Bureaus
                                                                                                                                                                                             als which have been built           by        with doctors.                             ate sold, founded\ operated,          and
     It is said that the greater our inheritance, the greater                                                                                                                                their communities.                               In thinking of doctor-less com- perpetuated              by the faiths that
                                                                                                                                                                                                It is the layman's responsibility          munities, and those hot adequate-         the people have their own right
  is our responsibility.  If this is true then we of Michigan,                                                                                                                               to endeavor to pay for his health             ly supplied       with doctors,     coh- atJd ability to run           their   own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     affaits.'       -. -.. -
  who have great farm and industrial possessions and a                                                                                                                                       needs by budgeting       and through          sumers of health natutaUy           ask,.
                                                                                                                                                                                             hospitalization   service. The med-           "What are doctors themselves do-
  land of such physical beauty, have a tremendous respon-
  sibility to the health of the persons who live in this set-                                                                    ,
                                                                                                                   MRS, RAYMOND MURTON
                                                                                                                                                                                             ical profession and hospital man-
                                                                                                                                                                                             agements have a responsibility      to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing to increase the number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           doctors in the field?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nal') Council
                                                                                                                                                                                             us.                                              Rural people dQ not seem to be
      We are asked to think on the responsibility of the
                                                                                                         Speaking to Michigan Rural Health Conference
                                                                                                         at the University of Michigan. January 11. 1952                                         IN MICHIGAN the Farm Bu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aware     that doctors     are doing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           anything to increase their num-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Co-ops Elects
  individual consumer of health.    Have you ever thought                                   contact with the seriousness
                                                                                            this: situation.
                                                                                                                              of                Ifrom      infecting     others.
                                                                                                                                                                                              reau has brought financial health
                                                                                                                                                                                      They security to many thousands
                                                                                                                                                 should not contact other people farm families in the Farm Bu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ber.    As a layman. I, ,can'i ;ari~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           swer the question, but I should         J.,F. ra~ger:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           like to submit it ..
  of yourself. in these terms before?   We each have an                                        Now, many' counties are com-I                     until they are past incubation               reau.    We have under such pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                             tection about 80,000 persons in a                IN THESE DAYS of specializa-              J. F. Yaeger' was elected           to
  individual responsibility to health whether we are pro-                                   plaining of the, lack of personnel                   stage .. With. our o:-ercrowded
                                                                                            in' their health unit.    While we.                  and rapidly         mcreasmg        school program.which        continues to grow.        tion in many fields; . we '. ap- the 17-mim executive                    committee
  fessional or whether we belong to the lay circle. Let us                                  can't all be trained nurses qr doc-                  p,oPt.tlation" school author.iti~s a~e          Through a unique plan in op-              preciate    the fact that a doctor of the National Council of Farm-
  attempt to answer just what you as an individual can                                      tors, we can ask for help in set-                    fmdmg t.hls one of Michigan s eration in hundreds of Commun-                              may      certainly    become       most er Co-ope~atives at. the 23rd a~-                 last longer            I
                                                                                            ting.up ,local health councils, and                  health 'problems.                            ity Farm Bureau groups, mem-                 skilled in a particular     field, and nual meetmg at Chicago early In
  contribute.                                                                               give, ti,me. ourselves in carrying                      RURAL MICHIGAN needs bet-
                                                                                                                                                                                             bers of the Farm Bureau are able
                                                                                                                                                                                              to have Blue Cross           and     Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           he becomes a. specialist.     Rural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           people feel the need for - more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan':lary ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr . .Yaeger         represents      the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ,  cosl less!
                                                                                            out its, projects.                                   ter    control of       some      diseases
     I think I am as typical. a common lay member of the                                                                                                                                      Shield hospital, surgical and med-           general ,practitioners to serve the      Michigan Association           of Farmer     Look at these advantages of Kalama-
                                                                                                THE COUNCILS are groups of                      among its animals.           One of the                                                    family.                                 Co-operatives.'         '                     zoo Glazed Building Tile - the ideal
  health field as anyone here. My husband and I live on                                                                                                                                       ical services for their families.
                                                                                             peOple who believe that health                     chief of these should be the con-                                                                                                  t    Th N't.       '1 C       .1 f C \        material for storage buildings and
                                                                                                                                                 trol of Brucellosis,           commonly         We observe that as Blue Cross                Rural people feel the .need for              e a IOna        ounci 0        o-op-     . b .                 '
  a J 60 acre farm in Clinton county .. \Ve have three                                       is' everybody's        business.      They                                                                                                    closer public relations    between
                                                                                             have affiliated       themselves      on a          known as Bang's disease among rates advance,                        lower      income                                               eratives is a legislative and con- dairY arns.
  daughters, age J 3, J J, and 5~ We do general farming,                                                                                        milking cattle.        This is a disease bracket         farmers     tend to       drop    doctors and laymen. Weare       the       ference organization         for nation-                  w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Permanent eatherproofwalls.
                                                                                             county    level and are working                                                                                                               healthiest people in the' world be-
                                                                                             with a state ,executive-secretary                  \I{hich may cause undulant fever their                 hospitalization       services.                                             aI, region!ll. and, state, marl5:eting ,. Highest oisturem        resistance.
  'with dairy cattle as chief inc'ome. Our two ~lder daugh-                                                                                      among humans.                                They are the people who need it              cause there has been freedom and          and purchasing co-operatives rep-
                                                                                             to find and solve their own local                                                                                                             support for the research to make          resenting     some 5,000', local co- • Great rigidityand.lood.beoringstrength.
  ters are their father's hired men, as he farms alone.                                      health problems.           Twenty-eight                In looking at the topic               of the most.
                                                                                                                                                individual         responsibility,       we                                                us a healthy people.                     operatIves.      Some 30 state coun-         • ' I~wdepreciation.
                                                                                             counties now have these health                                                                      RURAL PEOPLE believe that
    As custodian of their health it is I who must prepare                                    councils,     but there are          many          think       the professional         people there is a shortage of doctors in                 FARMERS        and doctors. have      eils of co-operatives         similar     to • Originalcostmuchlowerthan othertypes
                                                                                             counties, yet, who need individ-                   have sJmething          more to contri- the rural areas.                                                                           the Michigan Ass'n of Co-opera-                  of insulatedwall con!truction.
 them balanced meals, prepare for periodical dental and                                                                                                                                                                                    always been independent.      Today
                                                                                             uals concerned enough to organ-                    bute as well as we lay people.                                                             both groups are fighting trends          tives' also hoid membership.                 Investigate Kalamazoo Glazed Build.
 physical check-ups, keep their schedules straight as t~                                                                                        We recognize that many doctors                   Some doctors refuse to make
                                                                                             ize one in their county.                                                                                                                      in government which>ntinued            The     Council      is a' national      ing Tile for your storage buildings,
                                                                                                                                                are overworked .. Farm people rural calls.                                                 will      lead     to a. socialized      spokesman for farm cooperatives,             barns, milk house, hog or poultry
 where they should be, and why . We don't have any                                              Use the organizations           you al-
                                                                                                                                                who themselves work long, hard                   Mr. J. F. Thaden,         sociologist
                                                                                            ready belong to as a basis                for                                                                                                  agriculture,    and to a socialized      and      ranks     with     the Ameri-       house ... you'll be 'way. ahead.
 spare time, or even enough time.                                                           'creating    interest,     spreading      in-       hours have high praise and ap- at Michigan                     State College, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           medicine,                               can Farm Bureau and National
                                                                                                                                                preciation for many doctors who made a study entitled,                         "Where
                                                                                            formation, and eventually            setting                                                                                                     The more responsibility     we as-     Grange. as ap influential           group.    K _I           /'t
    Besides our farm, we work in Farm Bureau and also                                                                                           spend long hours and give con- Do Michigan Doctors Practice?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      _~~------                                     I~'~OO
 have local responsibilities in health problems, church,
 school, and 4-H Club work.
                                                                                             up of a council
                                                                                            up     of   the
                                                                                            county. and not just one small
                                                                                                                              is made
                                                                                                                            over your           scientious      contributions
                                                                                                                                                making Michigan a more health-
                                                                                                                                                ful place in' which to live.
                                                                                                                                                                                    toward       Mr. Thaden told several thou-
                                                                                                                                                                                             sand farmers         at the
                                                                                                                                                                                             State College Farmers'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Week in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sume as individuals,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the soober
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           we shall solve oW'. health and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     policy problems.:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In winter a .beaver feeds on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   food piles stOred under the ice.                 252      HAIlRISON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ST.• KALAMAZOO.
                                                                                            portion.     No council can be suc-                                                              1951 that 200 rural            Michigan'
                                               As a voting citizen in such areas,            cessful which          does not know                   BUT WE HAVE a feeling that communities                                                    THERE ARE       nearly   50,000
    OUR COUNTY. Clinton, is typ-                                                                                                                                                                                 have     only      one
                                               what are you doing about it?                 your whole county and its needs.                    not all of them           are     in    the physician for each 2,124 persons.              rural famlies who are members
 ical and untypical       of your own.
 It is typical in that it is a good               THESE       SLUM       area   homes
                                                                                                It is a regrettable       fact in our           profession ,for the same reason.            On      the average,      Michigan      has    of the Michigan    Farm Bureau,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I am sure that I am speaking for
                                                                                            state that we no longer quaran-                     We know these are times of in- one doctor for each 919 persons,
 example     of a rural community.             don't present the only problem,              tine many of our communicable                       flated prices, but we question               according to Mr. Thaden.                      all of them when I say to all
 !ts largest    town is the county             however.      Along with this is the
 seat of St. Johns with a popula-
                                                                                            diseases.     Individuals     have failed           why some doctors demand such                                                               health agencies in Michigan:                    InTlR IUILT•••     snp   IY   mp
                                               migrant     labor    problem.      Some      to develop the sense of responsi-                   a high fee for the same services                 BETWEEN 1910 and 1950, ac-                   "Let's work together   for    a              MORE PROTlCTION AND LONGER               IIJ.T1IES .IIRE GlAlf DIIINSIDC
 tion of approximately         5,000. St.      counties are conscientiously          at-                                                                                                                                                                                                   LASnNG ••• fOR YOUR MONEY.
 ,Johns has three        factories.     It
                                                                                            bility they should have to keep                     supplied for a much lesser fee cording                  to the Thaden           report,    healthy   and free Michigan and                                                          800ms •• 10 times more gloze
                                               tempting     healthful    living quar-       themselves.      and their         children         by other doctors.                            the number of doctors in Mich-                America."                                       BoOms, yearsof know.howand train~d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    protects and giVe1 your ,ilo a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lif.time seol. Eliminates spoil ..
 ranks third in the state in ag-               ters, but certainly the shacks and                                                                                                                                                                                                       experts,go everywhere in Michigan.          Gge.leClko;e   and 'unnece5Sory
 ricultural   income.
    Its governing body is the board
of supervisors     who hold the purse
                                               other places many of these people
                                               live in during       the weeks they
                                               work for us are not acceptable
                                                                                            We Must Own                                         Don Armstrong Now
                                                                                                                                                Manages West Branch
                                                                                                                                                                                           I Potato .Price Officers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prot..d ond guarantee yourselF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the finestthat moneycan buyat prices'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to meetany competition. ooms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .pk .. p.     ,;

strings.    It is typical of many of           as dog houses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cre~ed a standard of buildingSilos
your boards of supervisors.
is, the majority
been on the board
                       of them
                              for years.
                                                  I   know

                                               been fumigated,
                                                                of    migrant
                                               houses in the state which haven't

                                                                                            Sources of                                             Don Armstrong is the new man-
                                                                                                                                                ager at West Branch          Farmers
                                                                                                                                                Co-operative, Inc., which is under
                                                                                                                                                                                            l{oll~Bacl{ To ContDIumty                                                                   thatlastlC?ngerand are strongerthan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .most any other silo built. Wrile or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        phone for complete informotion
                                                                                                                                                the general management       of Farm
They are good men.

of handling
                               They are
still using the old school pattern
                 health problems.
                                               even had a good cleaning done
                                               since they were built 15 years
                                               ago.     Wells      are     unsanitary,
                                                                                            l{alV Materials                                     Bureau pervices.
                                                                                                                                                elevator experience
                                                                                                                                                                     Don gained his
                                                                                                                                                                         at the Yale        Hurt Industry Farm Bureaus
    We are untypical,       we are told,       sewage systems are extinct.             A       The trend in this country is for                 branch of Farm Bureau Services.                  By DAN REED                                     DONALD D. KINSEY
because we don't \,,'ork well with             sugar   beet      company,      owning       closer and closer control of 'the                   He was there 3 years.        He is a
                                                                                            sources of raw materi<\l by large                   graduate    of the Elevp,tor      and     The recent OPS order placing                       Winter months provide a golden
other agencies in the state.          We       some of these paid $300 for en~
                                                                                            firms in industry.                                  Farm Supply Short Course            at a ceiling on potato 'prices effec-                  ?pport.un.ity for work t.o ~e done
are untypical      of some of .you in          tertainment     for the patrons but
                                                                                               This statement    was made to                    Michigan    State   College.           tive January       19 will      do three            m buddmg        Community      Farm
that, though      financially     we can       did nothing      about the housing,
                                                                                            stockholders  of . Farm     Bureau                     John McLachlan, former man-         things for consumers           according            Bureau groups.      Group officers
afford it, we have only one pub-               Nor did the farmers           who pay                                                                                                   to potato men:'                                     can plan for good, interesting and
lic health nurse.        We have had           rent for the buildings these peo-            Servic~s at their annual meeting                    agel' at West Branch,       has been
one two years through Farm Bu-                 ple live in ask that anything be             by Charles F. Baker of Walla,                   I   transferred   to management         of    1.' Guarantee      a poorer       pack,          well balanced     m,eetings,.
reau efforts.                                  done.                                        Walla, Washington.                                  Tri-State   Co-operative    Company    because the incentive to put up a                      THE STRENGTH of 'our Farm
                                                                                                                                                at Montgomery,      a new manage-      better package' is gone. "You can't                                              .
   WE HAVE no health unit.            We           IN ANOTHER area of the state,                                                                ment contract for FBS.                 get more than the ceiling, why
are told that if a county has no               during     the discussion     of   this                                                                                                 make a better grade?" is the way
health   unit its people have            a     problem      one woman made this

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SUCCESSFUL MEN
                                                                                                                                                                                       the industry puts it.
tremendous       individual
bility, and I agree.
hope that those of you who do
                             However, I.
                                               remark which is typical of many
                                                              "Why, I didn't know
                                                         needed    anything.    They
                                                                                                                                                Wllat Does                                2. Guarantee
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a shorter crop of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   next year because the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to produce       the extra                     ..             ,   .
have one aren't        going to settle         live over there in those houses
back    and may        say
"Well, we're all right; we have
                               mentally,       and they don't bother anybody,"
                                               But a few weeks later an epi-
                                                                                                                                                Moit.~ty l\'lean?                      acre is gone.
                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Guarantee       a black market
                                                                                                                                                                                       in spuds if a shortage develops.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        '9~t, .the ., ~b.if-off looking into the juture and
a health     unit:'                            demic was tra.ced back to the                                                                                                              STATE SENATOR Milo John-
                                                                                                                                                      DAN REED
   I think you still have a great              people in those houses.
responsibility.      In not assuming              Each year hundreds         of these                                                       Michigan's      State      Constitution
                                                                                                                                                                                       son of Greenville
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Legislature
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Senate     Concur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         making preparations, which is what failures
it lies one of the reasons why our             people     wander    over Michigan,                                                      contains in the section outlining
                                                                                                                                                                                       rent Resolution No.9, protesting
health    department
                            is not
                 as much as it could.
                                      ac-      some of them trying
                                                              in poor housing with
                                                                                  live                                                  the definition of representation
                                                                                                                                         the     Legislature           the
                                                                                                                                                                                       a roll-back      in Michigan        potato                        don't ~ke -to~o. Life Insuranc'e recogniz~s that
                                                                                                                                                                                       prices.    In his      resolution       the
   No one segment
the responsibility
                          could handle
                        alone.    Health
                                               poor diets, others not caring. And
                                               these are the people who pick
                                                                                                                                            Many people have questioned
                                                                                                                                                                                       Senator    asks the legislature           to                      the~~are two possibilities in ~fe for every man:,
problems are too complex. As an                our cherries, our pickles, grapes,                                                                                                      request the OPS administrator              to
                                                                                                                                        the meaning of this word.                 The
alert informed citizenry we have               and handle many of the foods we                                                                                                         recognize Michigan's         position in
a common job.                                  grow in Michigan.         To me this
                                                                                                                                        simply a half.
                                                                                                                                                       lists the meaning as
                                                                                                                                                                                       the roll-back ruling, in the inter-                                 I-He           may live tQo long.
                                               is one of our most glaring health                                                                                                       est of both growers and consum-
   THE OPINIONS advanced here                                                                                                               In Section 3 of Article V of the
                                               failures.                                                                                State Constitution         under the pro-      ers.                                                                                                    Half of the men who reach old age are dependent
are not mine alone.            An inten-
sive survey conducted           in nearly          MENT AL HEALTH is causing                                                            visions for distributing          the mem-                                                                                                             upon the charity     of others.
all Michigan
                                               increasing concern.        It should be
                                               every father, mother, and teach-                Mr. Baker is general manager
                                                                                            of the Pac~fic Supply Co-opera-
                                                                                                                                        bers of the House of Representa-
                                                                                                                                        tives to the areas of the state is
                                                                                                                                        this sentence: .
                                                                                                                                                                                            KnOlVn Origin
most interested        In rural health,        er's responsibility    to inform them-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2-He may die too soon.
        been compiled
   We have found that there
                            in the fol-

                                               selves reliably so that they may
                                               detect signs among their child-
                                               ren which may lead to this.
                                                                                            tive, which serves farmers in the
                                                                                            Pacific northwest
                                                                                               "Farm co-operatIves
                                                                                                                                           ':.EACH COUNTY
                                                                                                                  ~tates .. He said: territory
                                                                                                                         and other
                                                                                                                                                     as may
                                                                                                                                                                        with     such
                                                                                                                                                                            attached        Counts When                                                                                        An early death may leave             dependents             destitute-
                                                                                            independents      are going to find thereto shall be e.ntJtled to ~ sep-
much to praise

not be fulfilling
                        in the
work already done. But we would
                        the purpose

                                                   Also, as citizens,
                                               little concerned
                                                                           we are too
                                                                     with the health
                                               aspects growing out of the drug
                                                                                            it harder and harder to be assur-I arat~ representatIve.
                                                                                            ed of raw material
                                                                                            and other manufacturing
                                                                                                                     for fertilizer, attal,?ed
                                                                                                                                                                       when It has
                                                                                                                                                    ~ popula~lOn equal to
                                                                                                                              plants. f a n:Ol~~y of the ratIo of represen-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Buying Seed                                                                                        break up the family-make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        them              objects     of

this, conference     if we merely re-          and narcotics       situation    in our
viewed the things accomplished.                state.      Rural people are apt to          They're going to find it harder tahon ..
                                                                                            to be certain of petroleum pro-I               Under the 1950 census Mlch- taken from farmers'
                                                                                                                                                                                          Out of 110 samples             of oats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   grain drills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plan a Life Insurance Program!
      It is always necessary         to be     say, "Oh, that's a city problem!"
                                                                                            ducts from an industry             which igan's population            is listed as 6,- in the field last year, 41 per cent                                                                                                                                                                   •   I

vigilant in immunization,           dental     We are deluding          ourselves  into
                                                                                            has never been noted tor a friend- 371,776. Dividing this population                       contained     primary     or secondary                           Through life insurance you ~an take care of
care, and so on, but there are
other fields which are neglected
                                               a false sense of security.
                                               problem there is no dividing line
                                                                                On this
                                                                                            ly interest in farm co-operatives.          I
                                                                                                                                        by the total of the 100 representa-            noxious weed seeds.          Field bind-
through lack of interest.          Health      as to urban        and rura.! respon-           "The answer to the situation is tivc seats gives us a ratio
                                                                                                                                                                                       weed seeds were found in six of
                                                                                                                                                                                    of the samples.                                                     th~ future for your family and for yourself. No
begins basically       at home,       How      sibilities.                                  plain.    Get started on acquiring 'one representative                   for each 63,-        In only     31 per cent       of    the
are the homes of your county
                                              AS INDIVIDUALS.            we need
                                                                                            your own sources of supply and 1717. Thus, whim any county,. or cases had the oats been reclean-                                                            one has devised a better form or lower cost
equipped?                                                                                   ke~p at it. That's what we are I groups               of counties,           attains     a ed before planting.          Fifty     per
   WE HA VE an ever-growing
                                          not only to inform ourselves, but
                                          to inform our children.           Do you
                                                                                            domg. and what other farm co- population of 63,717 it is theoreti-
                                                                                            operatives   are doing.                     cally entitled to a representative.
                                                                                                                                                                                       cent had tested the seed for ger-
                                                                                                                                                                                       mination.      Less than four per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of financial protection for 'you than life insur-
                                     the know that last year 5,000 Mich-
problem     in    Michigan
mushroom growth of rural slums.
                                           igan youths       between     the ages
                                                                                               ''That means t.hat farmer -own-
                                                                                            ers of. co-operatIves
                                                                                                                                           Under       the
                                                                                                                      and the ~o- actually a county, or group
                                                                                                                                                                moiety         clause cent had treated
                                                                                                                                                                                    of crop    against
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to protect the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            smut,       seedling
Shanty     towns     which   are     the of 12 and 22 were apprehended                     operatIves     t~em~elves      m~st I~-I counties, is entitled              to a repre- blight,       and      other      seed borne
homes of some families working            because of crimes caused by the                   vest money m otl production,            m sentative      when it reaches             one- diseases.       Fortunately        an but
in the urban areas.         They have use of narcotics?                                     s~urces of sup~ly        for                I
                                                                                                                             various half of the full ratio of repre- four samples represented                            recom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          See the Farm Bureau                   Insurance       Agent      In          Your            County!
grown in areas where there             is    In the present session of Mich-                km~s of proc~ssmg and ma.nufac- sentation or 31,858.                                       mended varieties.
not a proper sewage system or igan legislature                 some action will             turmg operations.       By domg so I In Farm Bureau                         we operate        There is no saving in buying
pure drinking
the breeding ground!; of epidem-
ICS.   TB, and

                             They are be considered urging more severe

                                          punishment       to the dealers and
                                          peddlers of illegal narcotics, but
                                                                                            they can make greater successes
                                                                                           of their farm supplies co-opera- I alsohunder a mOIety arrBangemen~. chase only those seeds that are
                                                                                           tives "
                                                                                                  ,                               \
                                                                                                                                        Eac     County Farm
                                                                                                                                        entitled to one voting delegate at of
                                                                                                                                                                                       unclean and untested seed. Pur.-
                                                                                                                                                                                           h' h         . t.       h. h
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ig germma lOn, Ig pun y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FARM BUREAU LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Their children      go to overcrowd-      we have been told that there is
~ rural schools which are not so little interest                  that unless a                YOUR UTTLE pigs will grow the MFB annual meeting for each ed to Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                                                       and low weed content, and adapt-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OF MICHIGAN
equlP~        with    good san.ltation    front-page     crime story coincides             up to be better hogs and grow 100 members                        or .large~ portion
or wa~r supply.                           with the presentation       of this leg-         more efficiently if you keep them thereof.               In practice thiS me~ns                A porcupine is larger at birth                         507 South Grand Ave.                             Phone 44549
                                                                                           worm-free,      say Michigan        State' that a County Farm Bureau With than a black bear.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lansing, Michigan
   Manv of th~         ~ple      do not islation Utere is little chance of
~n1    to ('art' about tht> conditions    its passinI'!". It is certainly every            College swine specialists.           Most 51 members is entitled to a voting 1-
of their     surroundm~s         Others   mdlvidual's        responsibility     to         pigs have worms, but they don't delegate,    I             A County           with     151 pal with regard to states applies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A FARM BUREA.U INSURANCE                                                                        SERVICE
do but can n<,t get enough liUp- reliably inform himself and all                           have to keep them,            the MSC members is entitled to two dele- with respect to representation                                at                                                                                                                                                            I
port to do anything          about    it. those with whom he comes in                      specialists point out.                      gates.    The same general princi- the AFBF annual meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                           !
SATURDAY. rEEHUAKY 2. 13K                                                                                             MICHIGAN           FARM           NEWS

1,000 Attend Mt. Pleasant Machinery Branch Opening                                                                                                                                                                                                                              son in each major p r o d u c i n g
Hear               About                   Co-op's                    '{Much Interest Shown in New Machines                                                                                                                     No Warning                                      area affected, notice of the m a x -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                imum prices he proposes to es-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tablish therefor.''

Modern Factor7                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To show the growth of the                    USDA Asks For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                philosophy of controls    in our
   More than a thousand farmers from Isabella and
surrounding counties attended the grand opening cele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                own country, we have only to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                '.ook at the present potato ceil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Record Crops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing and rollback. This was             The 1952 goal set for American
bration of Farm Bureau Services' modern farm equip-                                                                                                                                                                             slapped on in the middle of the   [ farmers by the United States De-
ment branch at Mt. Pleasant, January 24. The open                                                                                                                                                                               marketing season with no ad-        partment of Agriculture exceeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the actual production of any past
house was held in conjunction with the Mt. Pleasant                                                                                                                                                                             vance warning to growers.           year. The government is asking
Co-op Elevator's annual Co-op Day.                                                                                                                                                                                                 UNDER WAR TIME OPA sit- farmers to do more than they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have evec done before.
   The new and modern farm equipment facilities will                                                                                                                                                                            uation, the Price Control Act of       To accomplish this great fear
enable Farm Bureau Services to render a greater service                                                                                                                                                                         1942 as amended by the Congress of production, farmers will get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in 1944 provided in Sec. 902 (1) f r 0 m the Defense Production Ad-
to both Co-op machinery dealers and patrons in the                                                                                                                                                                               'Before grower's maximum prices ministration a little more fer-
Mt. Pleasant area. T h e spacious building houses a large                                                                                                                                                                       are established or lowered for tilizer and some more inse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    than they used in 1951. No more
retail sales display room, a modern repair department                                                                                                                                                                           any     agricultural   commodity farm machinery will be available,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                which is £he product of seasonal i n s p i t e o f t h e c o n t i n u i n
that can service all types of farm equipment, and a large                                                                                                                                                                       or annual planting    the^Pr'ice '                                         8 decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the farm labor suppply.
parts department as well as storage facilities for ware-                                                                                                                                                                        Administration shall give to such
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                growers not less than 15 days
housing machinery for co-op dealers.                                                                                                                                                                                            prior to the normal planting sea-      Order Farm Bureau seeds now.
                                                                             This group in a meeting are some of more than a ihousand farmers who attended the grand opening of Farm Bureau Services'
    This is the fourth farm equipment branch the Farm                     Farm Machinery Branch at Mt. Pleasant. The day-long event attracted many from the surrounding counties to examine the
Bureau Services has set up to provide its patron-owners                   complete line of co-op machinery and the modern facilities at Mt. Pleasant to service all types of farm • equipment.
with quality equipment at lowest possible prices by
eliminating as much distribution expense as possible.
    The Mt. Pleasant branch as well as the Lansing,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Supports Are
 Kalamazoo, and Saginaw branches will receive carload
 lots of farm machinery and equipment direct from the                                                                                                                                   Flexible.
 factory. The purchase of more than $2,000,000 worth
 of co-op machinery a year indicates *he favorable public                                                                                                                               Not Sliding
acceptance it is receiving.
    These purchases and those made by a million other
                                                                                                                                                                                           Boys don't mind pulling their
                                                                                                                                                                                        sleds up hill.
co-op patrons in the United States has enabled farmers
                                                                                                                                                                                           The slide down is more than                          makes farm buildings    fhresafe,
                                                                                                                                                                                        worth the trip back up again.
 to build a manufacturing program that is now among                                                                                                                                     But even the smartest boy in the                      long-lasting one/    Weather-resistant
                                                                                                                                                                                        whole school can't figure out a
the leaders in the production of a complete line of farm                                                                                                                                way to slide uphill. Sliding is
equipment with quality second to none.                                                                                                                                                  not a two way sport.
                                    plete mechanization has made the
   "FARMERS for years have Bellevue, Ohio factory one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                           The use of this same word slid-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ing, to • describe the    support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          J O I N the t h o u s a n d s of thrifty f a r m e r s w h o h a v e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             o b t a i n e d these and o t h e r advantages by using c o n -
paid many times over for factory most modern in the country.                                                                                                                                                                              crete m a s o n r y for d o z e n s of farm p u r p o s e s .
                                                                                                                                                                                        prices provided by the Agricul-
and distribution facilities which                                                                                                                                                       tural Act of 1949 is wrong for                    1    W r i t e us for free b o o k l e t that is clearly w r i t t e n a n d
will always belong to somebody        THE CO-OP also added a new                                                                                                                        this very reason. The support                          has plenty of pictures t o s h o w you h o w to build all
else," Jack Yaeger, assistant exe- engineering department         with                                                                                                                  prices which the present Act al-
cutive secretary and general man- drafting rooms, a workshop, lab-                                                                                                                                                                             k i n d s of farm structures a n d i m p r o v e m e n t s .
                                                                                                                                                                                        lows can move up as well as
ager of FBS, told the visitors.     oratories, as well as enlarged its                                                                                                                                                                    9    If you need h e l p w i t h c o n s t r u c t i o n get i n touch w i t h
                                                                                                                                                                                        down. They are "flexible," not
   "The only exceptions to this are experimental and tool and die                                                                                                                       "sliding."                                             a local c o n t r a c t o r .
those who have patronized their departments, Mr. Warren added.
own co-operative facilities. You It employs 30 tool makers and 15                                                                                                                          When critics of the Act refer                  O    See your local c o n c r e t e p r o d u c t s manufacturer o n
farmers are building businesses of engineers to design machinery.                                                                                                                       to sliding support prices they                         your next trip to t o w n for i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t c o n c r e t e
your own.                           Over a thousand more are em-                                                                                                                        are implying that Congress in-                         masonry construction.
   "You farmers through your ployed in the production depart-                                                                                     ABOVE. With the corn planting         tended it to be a way to reduce
Farm Bureau Services, and with ment. Continual studies are being                                                                               season not far away considerable         supports. Actually it is a means                  A    Always insist o n c o n c r e t e m a s o n r y units w h i c h c o m -
the farmers of eleven other reg- made to cut the cost of produc-                                                                               interest was shown in the Co-op          for varying supports in accord-                        ply w i t h the specifications of t h e A m e r i c a n Society
ional cq-operatives can be justly tion.                                                                                                        Black Hawk corn planter. Left             ance with the nation's needs for                      for T e s t i n g Materials ( A S T M ) .
proud of the ownership of the         Others on the program were                                                                                to right we see: Clarence Chaffee,       food and fiber.
National Farm Machinery Co-op Donald Sandbrock, president of                                                                                    services manager for the Farm              Let's use the right word: flex-                         PASTE COUPON ON BACK OH POSTCARD AND MAIL TODAY
factories that are manufacturing Isabella County Farm Bureau,                                                                                  "Equipment Branch, pointing out           ible price supports.
the farm implements and equip- and Keith Tanner, director of                                                                                    the large seed hopper to Farm                                                             PORTLAND CEMENT                                   ASSOCIATION
ment being used on your farms," field services, Michigan Farm                                                                                   Bureau members Victor Pohl and                                                                          Olds Tower Bldg., Lansing 8, Michigan
Mr. Yaeger said.                    Bureau. A complimentary lunch                                                                               Roy Welsh, both of Mt. Pleasant,        Not Getting News?                                 A national organization to improve and extend the uses of portland cement
                                    was served by Isabella County                                                                                                                                                                            and concrete. ..through scientific research and engineering field work
                                                                                                                                                and Ivan Gates of Shepard.                If you know of members failing
   "FROM a very small beginning, Farm Bureau women.                                                                                                                                     to receive their Michigan Farm                Please send helpful      ..
only 9 years ago, National Farm                                                                                                                      LEFT. M u c h interest was         News, please send us a postcard               ,          .. .   J"     Same                                             ,
Machinery Co-operative is now-                                                                                                                     shown in the complete line of                                                      free booklet about                 ,
                                                                                                                                                                                        giving name, postoffice and RFD               "Building Concrete       St. or R. No
producing co-op Black Hawk                    Northern Lights                                                                                      Co-op Black Hawk equipment.          number together with n a m e of               Farm Structures" to:
equipment at the rate of $20,000,-    Do the Northern Lights have any                                                                              John Render, manager of Mt.          County F a r m Bureau. T h a n k you.                                  City                                     State
000 worth a year," said A. M. effect on the weather? No. The                                                                                       Pleasant Farm Machinery Branch,      Michigan Farm News, P . O. Box                CONCRETE JS nRi$kfi-IT                                      CAN'T             BURN!
Warren, -general sales manager of northern lights, or aurora borealis,                                                                             points out features of the power-    960 Lansing, Mich.
NFMC.      "                        appear at heights of 60 miles or                                                                               ful Co-op E-3 tractor. Looking on
   In 1947 NFMC enlarged its more above the surface of»t h e                                                                                       are George Wilson of Mt. Pleas-
forge shop and built a half million Earth, while the highest clouds, in                                                                            ant, R-l, who operates a 500-acre
                                                       aurora appears,
dollar automatic continuous pour- regions where the than about six                                                                                 farm, and Bill Bollman, who op-
                                    are never more
type foundry. It also installed a miles high. The aurora, therefore,
year later a modern conveyor sys- is far above the lower and denser
tem, and infra-red oven as part of regions of the atmosphere where
                                                                                                                                                   erates a 680-acre farm. Both are
                                                                                                                                                   members of Isabella
                                                                                                                                                   Farm Bureau.
                                                                                                                                                                              County                                 NOTHING BUT THE BEST
its spray paint system. This com- weather is determined.

                                                                                                         Farmers Are
                                                                                                                                                   amount of interest in legislative
                                                                                                                                                   matters among Michigah Farm
                                                                                                                                                   Bureau folks. Dan E. Reed, as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's FARM                                               BUREAU
                                                                                                                                                   sistant legislative counsel of the

                                                                                                         Interested in                             Michigan Farm Bureau, has at-                                                                             Open Formula                           Feeds
                                                                                                                                                   tended many meetings of m e m -
                                                                                                                                                   bers of County Farm Bureau leg-
                                                                                                                                                   islative committees and of Farm                                                               Some feed companies sneer at co-operative effort

                                                                   .,' S iJS'
                                                                                                         Many Bills                                Bureau Minutemen        throughout
                                                                                                                                                   the state. Several County Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              —whether it is you, Mr. Farm Bureau member,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              trying individually to help you and your neighbor's
                                                                                                              (Continued from page 1)              Bureaus have scheduled tours to                                                            chance to live a fuller life by working together—
                                                                                                         Trucks of Baldwin is sponsoring           visit their state headquarters and                                                         or at your Farm Bureau feed company which is
                                                                                                         H-19 to give such discretionary           the Michigan legislature during                                                            chopping out the hokum and mystery that is
               If you have an automobile accident, you'll                                                authority to the Conservation             the current session. They plan
                                                                                                                                                   to meet their lawmakers person-          <                                                 often tied to a feed ration. Our open formula
                                                                                                         Commission. They would base                                                                                                          Farm Bureau feed tags can serve as a liberal edu-
               be glad you have Farm Bureau insurance.                                                   their decision on "biological bal-
                                                                                                         ance" to be determined        after
                                                                                                                                                   ally and to observe first-hand
                                                                                                                                                   how legislation is made at Lan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     BOTTHi f >                               cation in animal nutrition, if you use them. Ask
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the dealer selling old line feeds to tell you the
                                                                                                         public hearings.                          sing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              number of pounds of each ingredient used in
               It's worry-free protection. We have claim
               service everywhere. You can:
                                                                                                            TAX ON FRUIT. Rep. Howard
                                                                                                         R. Estes of Birmingham has in-
                                                                                                         troduced H-28 which proposes a
                                                                                                         specific t a x on fresh fruits in
                                                                                                         storages, on tax day, that is J a p -
                                                                                                         uary 1. It is supposed that Jhis
                                                                                                                                                   Elev. Exchange
                                                                                                                                                   Worth Millions
                                                                                                                                                                                                        BEST                                  his feeds. He won't be able to tell you. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dollars pay for the feeds. We think you have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               right to know what they buy. Don't you?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NEW                    RATIONS...
                                                                                                         would apply chiefly to apples. It
                    1-Go to a hospital or doctor of your own
                                                                                                         provides a specific tax of two
                                                                                                         mills per 100 pounds to be as-
                                                                                                         sessed and collected by townships
                                                                                                                                                   To Farmers                                                                                                In the Farm Bureau Line!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lVs n e w ! F a r m
                                                                                                         or cities and to be in lieu of the   Incorporated by 45 local co-op                                                                  Chick                               Bureau Chick Starter
                    2-Have your automobile fixed promptly                                                general property tax. It seems    elevators in 1921 with total cap-                                                                  r»     .    207c protein. It's low in fiber, rich
                                                                                                                                           ital of $16,000, the Michigan Ele-                                                                 •Jiarier     j n vitamin B-l2 and antibiotics. Your
                      by an expert.                                                                      that some Michigan apple grow-
                                                                                                                                           vator Exchange has        returned                                                                 Farm Bureau feed dealer can make it for you in
                                                                                                         ers have been subjected to heavy
                                                                                                         personal property tax levies by    $1,351,025 in patronage savings                                                                   the meal form or get crumbles from your Ham-
                    3-Have the advice of an experienced at-                                              the city of Detroit on their applesto its farmer-owners in the 31                                                                    mond Mill, if you prefer them. Feed it for 5 or
                                                                                                                                            years it has functioned as a re-
                      torney.                                                                            which were in storage within the
                                                                                                                                            gional    cooperative   marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6 weeks. Then change to a Mermash that you
                                                                                                         limits of that city on J a n u a r y 1.
                                                                                                                                            agency for beans and grain.                                                                       will use in your laying house.
                                                                                                         We could think of quite a little
                                                                                                          that could be said on this pro-      THE ORIGINAL 45 incorpor-

                        We Pay the Bills                                                                  posal. It is one that has come up
                                                                                                          since our annual meeting and
                                                                                                          we have no resolution on the
                                                                                                                                            ators have been joined by 90
                                                                                                                                            other co-ops as members. The
                                                                                                                                            original capital has been expand-!
                                                                                                                                            ed until the present net worth of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cattle           Supplement
                                                                                                                                                                                               A complete high (45%) protein con-
                                                                                                                                                                                            centrate. Contains a variety of proteins,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We have two antibiotic premixes. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              one for our poultry feed has had its
                                                                                                          subject. We would be interested
                                                                                                          in knowing what apple growers     the Exchange is $1,500,000.                     10% molasses, bone meal, trace mineral                            assortment of antibiotics changed to
                                                                                                                                               So while, receiving $1,351,025               salt, and Vitamin D. It's especially for                          meet the findings of research workers in
                              Agents in Every County                                                      think about it.
                                                                                                                                            in patronage savings, Michigan                  the man who has fed only single protein                           7 different colleges. Procaine Penicillin
                                                                                                            OLEO. A bill, to permit the farmers have built up an organi-                    concentrates in the past. It makes a
                                                                                                         use of oleo in the state institu- zation worth $1,500,000 and today                ready-to-use feed, only a few cents more                          makes up '.ri':, of the antibiotic in out-
                                                                                                         tions of Michigan has been intro- own an 800,000 bushel grain ter-
                                                                                                                                                                                            per 100 pounds than a single protein does.                        poultry pre-mix with Terratnycin and
                     FARM BUREAU MUTUAL                                                                  duced by Representatives Thomas minal, two bean processing plants,
                                                                                                         J. Whinery of Grand Rapids and a bean packaging plant, a 350.0CO
                                                                                                                                                                                            It also contains Urea which supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                             13.1% protein out of the 45% total pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aureomycin making up the other %.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An entirely different assortment is i,
                                                                                                         Richard L. Thomson of Highland bushel bean          storage terminal,                                                                                in our hog pre-mlx.
                             Insurance Company of Michigan                                               Park.                                                                              tein in the supplement.
                                                                                                                                             several bean warehouses, and a
                                                                                                            FLOUR. A resolution has been valuable bean selling and distri-
       507 South Grand Ave.                  Phone 44549                        Lansing, Michigan        introduced urging the purchas- buting system.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ask Your Farm Bureau Feed Dealer About These New Formulas
                                                                                                         ing of the State of Michigan to       INDICATING the confidence                                                                            or Writ*
                                                                                                         change its policy and to buy flour that Michigan farmers and their

       A FARM BUREAU INSURANCE                                                     SERVICE
                                                                                                         made in part of Michigan wheat. local co-ops have in the Michigan
                                                                                                         At present the state purchases Elevator Exchange is the fact
                                                                                                         only flour made exclusively of that more than 60 million bushels
                                                                                                                                                                                                    FARM BUREAU SERVICES, Inc.
                                                                                                          hard winter wheat, none of which of grain and beans have been                         Feed Department                                 221 N. Cedar St.                                      Lansing 4, Mich.
                                                                                                          is produced in Michigan.           marketed through the Exchange
                                                                                                              There seems to be an unusual^ the past ten years alone.
     srx                                                                                                                                                               MICHIGAN                FARM           NEWS                                                                                                 SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1952

    Rise in Accidents, and Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rates                                    to                          Farmers
    Community Farm Bureau                                                                                                                                                    the pitchfork, turn off that pow-
                                                                                                                                                                             er-take-off, and clear away that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the quality of eggs held in storage until used.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on the farm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Like many laboratory research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and development projects, the
                                                                                                                                                                             rubbish.                                                                                  4. The missing link in main-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    taining egg quality by mechanical mechanical egg cooler is in the
    Discussion Topic for February                                                     Discussion                                      Topics                                   Put your decision to take part
                                                                                                                                                                             in this worthwhile project on this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EARLY in 1950, United Co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                operatives Laboratory at Ithaca, means appears to be on the farm. edly, field testing will suggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       United Co-operatives Labora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         development      stage.   Undoubt-
                                                                                                                                                                             month's check sheet for group                      New York, began to explore the                                            changes for improvement which
    Background Material for Program This Month by                                                                                                                            conclusions, and work together                     possibilities of a mechanical egg tory investigated mechanical egg will have to be explored and test-
                                                                                   They were chosen by your State Discussion Topic                                                                                              cooler for farm storage of eggs.    cooler possibilities. Daily receipts
                                                                                                                                                                             with thousands of other      farm                                                                                           ed by United's Laboratory before
    Our Community Farm Bureau Discussion Groups                                        Committee from results of the Questionnaires                                          people to check this shocking                      Ten experimental units have been of eggs from individual poultry- the cooler is even ready for
                                                                                          returned by the Community Groups                                                                                                                                          men were studied. These indi-
                                                                                                                                                                             farm accident rate.                                built at the laboratory and are
                            DONALD D. KINSEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cated that coolers having a manufacture.
                                                                     .                                                                                                                                                          now being field tested.             capacity of 7 and 15 cases would
                     Director of Research and Education                                                                                                                           Questions for Conclusions.
                                                                                       Feb.         Farm Accidents, Highway Acci-                                               1. How can the farmer reduce                      SURVEYS and experimental take care of th^; needs of 90% of Pastures Need Fertilizer
       Here is a matter that is concerned with life and                                             dents, and Insurance Rates to the                                        liability, accident, and other in-                 work conducted by North Central the poultrymen with twice a week
    death, with injury and health, with happiness and grief,                                                                                                                 surance rates to his own benefit?                  Experiment      Stations  indicated pick-up. This resulted in test          Fertilizer is required for good
                                                                                                    Farmer.                                                                     2. Have we passed laws that                     four facts regarding storage of models being built at the Labora- pasture. With adapted grass-
    and with dollars and cents. It is more than an issue.                                                                                                                                                                       eggs on the farm:                    tory.                               legume mixtures, adequate ferti-
                                                                                                                                                                             really protect our children when
                                                                                   Be sure to read your discussion topic article on this                                     entering or leaving school buses?                                                          There is no way of knowing lization usually consists of phos-
    It is a matter demanding an action program that y o u                                                                                                                                                                         1. Approximately one-third of when mechanical egg coolers will phate and lime only, instead of a
                                                                                   page of the Michigan F a r m News each month. Attend                                         3. Michigan needs a systematic
    can tackle personally and as a group.                                          your Community Group Meetings!                                                                                                               the eggs handled at country stores be on the market commercially. complete fertilizer.
                                                                                                                                                                             study of farm accidents. Would                     and buying stations were below
       You are faced with a thief, a cutthroat, a killer, a                                                                                                                  your group help by becoming a                      "A" quality on the day they were                                                                          l£
                                                                                                                                                                             reporting agent for the Michigan                   received from the farmer.
    firebug. H e wears the masks of mismanagement, care-                                                                                                                     Rural Safety Council?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. That egg quality could be                                         NOTICE
    lessness, recklessness, or indifference as the occasion                   ularly?    This certificate would             barns of owners who have an                                                                         maintained in storage on the farm,
    demands. He is a public enemy high on the list for his
    sheer reputation in slaughter and injury, cruelty and
                                                                              come to you if you reported the
                                                                              accidents on forms to be supplied,
                                                                              or, if your neighborhood was free
                                                                                                                            accident-free record for a year?
                                                                                                                            These would say that this farm
                                                                                                                            has a good safety record for 1952.
                                                                                                                                                                             Cooler Is                                          provided freshly laid eggs were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gathered promptly and quickly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Annual                      Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The annual meeting of the Stockholders of Farm Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cooled to an average holding tem-
                                                                              of accidents in the home and on               It would be a badge of good man-
       United efforts on the part of everyone are needed to
                                                                              the farm and you made a true
                                                                              report of this fact, it would keep
                                                                                                                            agement. These can be made
                                                                                                                                                                             Missing Link                                       perature of 55 degrees and with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a relative humidity of from 85%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to 90%.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Life Insurance Company of Michigan, a corporation, will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           be held at its offices, 607 South Grand Avenue, Lansing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Michigan, on February 26, 1952, beginning at 1:30 p . m.
                                                                              you eligible. These certificates                                                                 The trend is increasing for pay-
    put a check to the ever-rising trend in farm, home, and                   can be issued yearly. A five year               SUCH POSTERS have a direct                     ing poultrymen a premium for                         3. Egg distributors use refrig- =       January 15, 1952                                    C. L. BRODY
    highway accidents. Farm people can do themselves a                        study is needed.                              value. Safety is largely a matter                Grade "A" eggs.                                    erated trucks. Retail stores have =       Lansing, Michigan                                   Executive Secretary             ==
                                                                                Would' you like to have post-               of thinking and doing the things                   This has encouraged farmer co-                   refrigerated display cases avail-
    great service to unite in a crusade against this disastrous               ers that could be tacked up in                that avoid accidents. The poster                 operatives and poultrymen to in-                   able and restaurants and hotels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                can keep eggs under refrigeration
       Are Farm Insurance Rates High? Yes, and
                                                                              the neighborhood buildings and                would be a reminder to pick up                   vestigate methods for maintaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     m                                                                                        m
    so. Farming has more accidental work deaths than any
    other major industry, and more accidents in the hoine
    per capita than any other group. T h e farmer uses high
    speed machinery under less controlled conditions than,
    in industry. H e deals with animals that are potentially
                                                                                                                           FARM EQUIPMENT BRANCH
    dangerous. His barns (and his house?) are stuffed with
    inflammable materials. He uses sharp-pronged tools                                                                                                              at Mt. Pleasant Will Supply
    and high speed knives. H e barbs his fences. H e has
    high-voltage lines to his motors. All these are dangers,
    unless care and thought are exercised.
          Modern industrial factories have led the field in the
    matter of safety practices. Farmers are their own man-
                                                                                   Co-op Dealers & Farm Bureau Patrons with
    agers. They must think for their own safety program,
    largely. A n d they have a long w a y to go to equal
    industry's safety record.
                                                                                    Quality Farm Machinery & Service
       Every accident on the farm is costly. Sometimes it
    costs a life, sometimes a limb. It may cost the loss of
    precious time, crops lost for want of care, and doctor                                                                                                                                                                                                                  T h e o p e n i n g of t h e n e w F a r m B u r e a u                 Services

    and hospital bills. It m a y cost in permanently damaged                                                                                                                                                                                                             F a r m E q u i p m e n t B r a n c h i n M t . P l e a s a n t is a n o t h e r

    health and lifelong suffering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       step    toward       providing          greater        service       to     Co-op
                                        caution.                         ,                                                                                                                                                                                               farm     machinery           dealers       and      patrons.          With     its
    IT MAY COST in liability for           Eighty-five percent of the ac-
 injury to hired help. The farmer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        many      fine    facilities, t h e n e w            branch        will b e     in
                                        cidents are caused by drivers'
 does not participate in the Work-      shortcomings,    — recklessness,                                                                                                                                                                                                 p o s i t i o n t o s u p p l y e q u i p m e n t a n d p a r t s a s well a s
 man's Compensation       Insurance     drunken driving, inattention, vio-                                                                                                                                                                                               service m u c h faster t h a n ever before.
 Acts. This leaves him vulnerable       lations of rules of the road, etc.
 unless he carries liability insur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These      facilities      at    Mt. P l e a s a n t      enable         direct
 ance.                                     BUT LET'S get back to our
    High accident rates on farms        figures! Two-thirds of the deaths                                                                                                                                                                                                shipment         from     the factory           t h e c o m p l e t e line      of
 have naturally resulted in high        occurred in rural areas! Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Co-op m a c h i n e r y a n d equipment.                     It m a k e s     pos-
 costs for insurance. Safety pro-       one-third of the injuries were on
 grams are needed to reduce the         rural roads. Yet rural roads had                                                                                                                                                                                                 sible g r e a t e r s a v i n g s t h r o u g h      better       distribution
 risks taken if better rates are to      only one-sixth of the accidents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         methods.         T h i s is j u s t a n o t h e r p r o g r e s s i v e    feature
 be established.                        Why so many deaths?         Higher
                                        speeds kill. Rural highways are                                                                                                                                                                                                  of co-operative            business         which       is    farmer-owned
      THE U. S. Department of Ag-       speedways'. The majority         of
   riculture analyzed 12,141 fatal      fatal accidents occur on truck-                                                                                                                                                                                                  and controlled from the factory to the farm.
  farm accidents occurring      from    line highways.
   1940 to 1945 in the United States.      Quite a number of these deaths
  Almost half of them were caused                                                  H e r e is a f r o n t v i e w of t h e l a r g e r e m o d e l e d F B S f a r m e q u i p m e n t b r a n c h b u i l d i n g
                                        occur among school children en-
  by working with machinery. In         tering or leaving school buses.            s h o w i n g o n e of t h e s e r v i c e t r u c k s w i t h t h r e e C o - o p t r a c t o r s p u r c h a s e d a n d r e a d y
  the Midwest, tractors led the list,   School buses say "Stop!"—but               for delivery.
  with corn pickers in second place.    only on the rear. That car ap-
  One-fifth were caused by work-        proaching from the front may                          A n i m p o r t a n t f u n c t i o n of a n y m a c h i n e r y b u s i n e s s is t h e p a r t s a n d s e r v i c e p r o -
  ing with livestock, and one-third     still be a hazard. Does the pres-          g r a m . F a r m B u r e a u Services f a r m e q u i p m e n t b r a n c h at Mt. P l e a s a n t h a s c o m p l e t e
  by various other causes.              ent law take half-measures? An             f a c i l i t i e s for p r o v i d i n g " r e p a i r s e r v i c e a t a s a v i n g s " for all t y p e s of f a r m m a c h i n -
      Michigan had 387 fatal acci-      amendment to the law to correct
  dents and 215 accidents requiring                                                 e r y . T h e i r m e c h a n i c s a r e t h o r o u g h l y e x p e r i e n c e d a n d t h e y h a v e t h e facilities f o r
                                        this died in the committee •; ion
  hospitalization    in this  study.    highways in the legislature last,           s t o c k i n g a c o m p l e t e l i n e of p a r t s .
  Many cases of injury left farm-
  ers so crippled that they could
                                           The National Safety Council
  no longer carry on the farm work.
      Accidents have no profit out-
                                        estimated that the one millionth
                                        traffic death since 1900 occurred 1           HERE'S.              POWER
                                                                                                                                        Speed your Work with this New
  come. They always balance the
  books with a loss. If farming is
  classed as a dangerous occupation
                                        on December 22nd, 1951. Mich-
                                        igan had 45,000 of these deaths.            WHERE           IT'S     NEEDED                     C O - O P Manure Spreader !2f
                                           At present trends, the second
. i t is the farmer's job to change     miillionth death will come in 30
  this rating—it is your job.           years rather than in 50 years. And
   SLAUGHTER in peace and in            the trend can very well speed up!
war? During the first 63 weeks of       The theme is faster cars and more
                                        of them.                                                                                                                                                                                     Here is the large parts department where better than 4,000 parts are
the Korean "police action" (so-
called, including up to August       A REPORTING system needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   stocked. Parts not handled can be secured from the Lansing warehouse stock
31, 1951) <*3,707 combat deaths    Getting back to farm accidents,                                                                                                                                                                 without delay.
were listed by the U. S. forces.   Michigan has no systematic re-
But during the same period 44,-    porting system to systematize
000 people were slaughtered by
automobiles in the United States.
   The Michigan State Police re-
                                   the facts. Is Michigan better or
                                   worse off in this matter t h a n
                                   other states? How can we measure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plant Faster with a Co-op Planter
p o r t that for the first eleven  our improvement if we make it                                                                         The Improved                                                                                                                                                     This durable Co-op Black
months of 1951, Michigan      had  without a reporting system? The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hawk corn planter is available
                                   Michigan Rural Safety Council                        2 8 . 4 3 HORSEPOWER                             C O - O P Tractor-Drawn Manure Spreader
1495 people killed in auto acci-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in either the straight drill or
dents, and 44,458 injured! There   and Michigan State College need                      O N THE DRAWBAR
                                   and want to develop such a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I                                                                                    check row type. The check
were 171,935 accidents reported!                                                                                                                  This handy, rugged CO-OP spreader has a low box for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             row planter can be easily
                                   system.                                           . . . 3 3 . 9 6 HORSEPOWER
This sounds some like         the                                                                                                        easier loading. And it is perfectly balanced for easier handling.
slaughter report from the Chi-                                                           . . . O N THE BELT I                                                                                                                                                                                                adjusted for straight drill-
                                     Would your group help? Would                                                                        One man can move it around by hand when empty! The 70-bus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing. Famous for its ac-
cago stockyards!                   you aid in reporting farm acci-                                                                       hel box, made of seasoned, acid-resistant wood, gradually widens
                                   dents in your neighborhoods if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             curacy.! Built for a life-
   TRAVEL was increased 8% you were given the report forms?
during 1951. In 1952, car regis- You will have this opportunity.
                                                                                        See the New E-3 Tractor                          from front to rear for even feeding to the cylinders. The long,
                                                                                                                                         round cylinder teeth - solidly riveted to channel bars - deliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             time of fast tractor opera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tion. Double drive fertili-
                                                                                                                                         shredded manure to the distributors. Spreads thick or thin, 3 to 18
trations will total two and a half                                                 at your f A R M      BUREAU       CO-OP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             zer attachment w o r k s
                                                                                                                                         loads per acre. Shields protect beater drives. Pneumatic tires and
million. These cars will travel      WOULD your group be inter-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              equally well on flat or hilly
                                                                                                                                         lubricated roller bearings for smooth operation, longer life. Quick
23 billion miles, say the state ested in getting a certificate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ground.    See this great
police. This fortells an increase from the Michigan Rural Safety                       Compare Before You Buy                            hitching and unhitching with manual jack . . . a great tool for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             planter today. You'll be
in highway accidents unless driv- Council for diligent and active                                                                        your better farming practices!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             amazed at its features.
ers use more care, courtesy and reporting of such accidents reg-

                                NOTICE                                             It Will Pay You To See Your Co-op Equipment Dealer First Before You Buy!
                     Annual              Meeting
       The annual meeting of the Policyholders of Farm Bureau
       Mutual Insurance Company of Michigan, a corporation,
       will be held at Us offices. 507 South Grand Avenue. Lans-
       ing, Michigan, on February 27, 1952, beginning at 1:30 p . m.
                                                                                                     FARM BUREAU SERVICES, INC.
       J a n u a r y 15. 1952                C. L. BRODY                           Farm Equipment Dept.                                                                                        221 N. Cedar Street                                                                                            Lansing 4, Michigan
       Lansing, Michigan                     Executive Secretary                                                                                                                                                                           i
                                                                                                                                                                         United We are Strong — Divided We are Wrong

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