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HELENA July 1, 1957 \C o * 1 Ip yféïk ■//a Ü ■ a » i WYO. YOU ARE INVITED to a picnic! It's the Golden Anniversary celebration of the Cen tral Montana Branch Experiment Station at Moccasin to be held July 18. Activities get underway at 9 a.m. and continue on till 5 p.m., giving you plenty of time to get back home to do the evening chores. The observance will highlight 50 years of agricultural research, research that has yielded valuable knowledge of dryland crop production and soil management. There will be tours of the experimental plots both morning and afternoon where visitors will see experimental work being done on small grains, fertilizer trials, weed control tests, evaporation studies, forage palatability tests, climatic studies, and hor ticulture and shelterbelt experiments. Buses will leave the main grounds every 15 or 20 minutes to take visitors out to the various plots where an expert from the Montana Ex periment Station will explain the research projects. Folks will have the opportunity to meet and talk with many of the agricultural scientists, educators and extension service people whose names appear frequently in Montana Farmer-Stockman and who author many extension service bulletins. Old Machinery Old steam engines, threshing machines, binders and other early farm implements will be on display, along with the very latest in modern farm machinery. Exhibits by commodity groups and commercial concerns will be displayed. Four-H and FFA judging teams will compete in grain and livestock judging contests. Demonstrations will be put on by Fergus and Judith Basin county 4-H clubs. Your neighbor ladies will be fea tured in a fashion show, modeling fashions from 1850 to 1930. There will be free movies for the boys and girls, and at 12:30 I j 2 -y . WS.-*® 7 ^ ^ <2 /D. 22Ä I I « & t The Moccasin Experiment Station will take on a holiday atmosphere July 18 at the observance of 50 years of agriculture research. * ;v - £ ' ;r A' - V i > K. V . |:i - .. : I« V . I •• I , V.f' . •x ' « : : >? v' 1 i i I \rv:v iiii SiW V : Ï \ mm ♦ it: . » iii Wm COVERS MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING the Air National Guard from Great Falls will fly over the station in a jet air show, A commemorative program at 1:15 p.m. will feature talks by R. R. Renne, president of Montana State College; M. M. Kelso, dean of agriculture and director of the Agricul tural Experiment Station, and Clyde McKee, dean emeritus. Gov. J. Hugo Aronson has also been requested to speak. The main address will be given by Dr. P. V. Cardon, superintendent of the Moccasin station from 1917 to 1920 and present Di rector-General of the FOA. During his long service to agriculture, Dr. Cardon has been director of the Montana State Seed Labora tory; professor of agronomy and agronomist, MSC; director, Utah Branch Agricultural College and Utah Experiment Station; head, USDA Division of Forage Crops; assistant and acting chief, Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA; research administrator, USDA, and director, Graduate School, USDA. Dr. Car don has traveled extensively throughout the world and has represented the United States at numerous international agricultural con ferences. Vivid Memories The July 18 celebration will recall vivid memories for Old (continued on page 18) \ . piI An aerial view of some of the test plots at th* Central Montana Branch Station.