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8 > Image 8 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 6 No. 4 fall 1960

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

E l Research Results in Brief within the family circle have upon youths career (Continued from Page 7) ambitions. stalk and transport it, without bruising or tearing, Leaving the Home County __,.i< through the machine, and then deposit it in a safe A dominant thread which weaves through these { . place for housing. findings is that migrationleaving the home county- L? ,. There are some existing machines designed to stalk- is a fact which Kentucky rural youths must face cut tobacco. One, developed by William Irvine of when planning their work careers. Only 29 percent Danville, Ky., has been used by the station research- of the boys and only 16 percent of the girls in this ers. The newly designed, U. K. machine will use study were not planning to migrate to other areas slightly different principles. One is a f1oating" spear after completing their schooling. Furthermore, about _ arrangement. The cut stalks are forced over this spear one-half of the boys and over two-thirds of the girls "*?' and then, by a clever spring-and-cam arrangement, expressed a definite preference for living in or near _ i onto a tobacco stick. When the stick holds a number urban areas. A of stalkseach 9 inches apart on the stickthe stick The expectation to migrate is, of course, greater f` is removed and placed on a conveyor belt and taken among youths in the Eastern Mountain Region than __, to a wagon for hauling to the barn. There is no limit in the Central Bluegrass Region. This reflects dif- . to the number of sticks the machine can hold, though ferences in career opportunities for youths within * fl a magazine" arrangement must be loaded with the the respective regions. sticks every so often. However, the expectation to migrate was found An important feature of this harvester, being de- to be a characteristic not associated with the socio- veloped by funds provided by M. \Va1den of \Vood- economic background of rural youths or with their , ` ford county, is that one man can operate the device level of school achievement. { and can harvest by himself about three acres of to- _ _ _ t Imcw daily Some Practncal Implications ' Parents, teachers, youth counselors, community leaders, and others influence youths in choosing C?U`r Plans of Youths career goals. They are often models to which youths l 4 (C***'i***f'o *" . . lOS'l`Mi\S'[`1il\: 1*1.-W n-iam rm- ii amiaamai. See imasi iam-S ima ing- ` ulations.