Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 12, 1949 · Page 4
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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 12, 1949
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20 Mason City 6 I ob e - G.o z Farm Scene By KNOX CRAIG Associated Press Staff Writer OLD-TIME HULLER—A clover huller 51 years old was in operation this summer on the Jake See farm 3 miles north of Amana. The machine is owned by Frank Delana, of Norway, and was bought by his father in 1898. It has been used practically every year since and will hull about 50 acres of clover this fall. * * * EARLY CpRN PICKER — Long-time residents of the Wall Lake area in Sac county recall that one of the first mechanical corn pickers ever built was demonstrated on a farm near Wall Lake. The machine was put together by Patrick J. Lawler and was first shown on his farm in 1885. The men who drove the team the day it was demonstrated— Walter Campbell and L. Mooney WANTED FAT LAMBS Top market prices. Any number. HARVEY BOYD fh. 5320 or write Box 616, Mason City, la. -still are living in the same area. Lawler obtained a patent on his machine in 1390. He and John F. Barry went into partnership and tried to build and sell the machines. They were unsuccessful in selling them. Wall Lake residents say the first corn picker lay around the Lawler farm for years and finally was sold for junk in 1932. * * * CENTURY ON FARM — The Auer family has lived on the same farm near Garnavillo 109 years. The Auer farm of 240 acres is said to be one of the richest farming areas in Iowa. In 1840, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Auer left Germany and emigrated to America in a sailing vessel. Their son, Frank, Jr., took over operation of the farm at the age of 16. He died in 1925 and his sons, John and Oscar, have since operated it. The brothers have raised purebred Brown Swiss cattle. They bring high prices and some have been shipped to Cuba and South America. # - MANURE LOADER SCAFFOLD—Homer Peters, who farms northeast of Alta, employed his own version of the Tom Sawyer fence whitewashing trick in getting his barn painted. To make the job interesting for his 2 sons, Bruce and Dean, Peters fashioned a scaffolding by using his hydraulic-lift manure loader. He fastened a plank to the bucket end of the. loader. With the loader raised, the boys could stand on the plank and easily paint under the eaves. As they progressed downward, they could lower the lift. Also, the boys had the fun of getting to move the- tractor when a panel of the wall was completed, *• # # FRESH AIR—The neat ventilating system, thermostatically controlled, in the new Murray Crissman chicken house enables him to house 1,000 birds in an area that normally would accommodate only 600. Crissman farms northeast of Vinton. The ventilating system in the big, modern chicken house, includes an 80-foot long aluminum duct bisected by an insulating material to provide separate "channels, one for sucking in the fresh air and the other for blowing out stale air. A 20-inch fan at one end of the building pulls in the fresh air. The house is kept closed. K olumn omments COOK WITH BUPANE GAS Guaranteed Service Hook-ups and Bottle Gas Appliances • Amana Home Freezers • Ogden Beauty Range • Gladirons • Universal Washers • Rudd Water Heaters • Kalamazoo Ranges • Harrison Sinks and Metal Kitchen White's Bupane Gas & Appliances •»t •* i ** 723 No. Federal Phone 1176 Farmers may be ahead by selling their hogs at lighter weights this fall because of the big hog crop and the apparent weaker demand for meat, says Sam Thompson, agricultural economist at Iowa State college. Injury during harvesting and handling operations oftentimes results in poor germination o'f soybeans. Taking a little extra care when combining them will pay off, says Charles Weber, sfgronomist at Iowa State college. Before corncribs are filled with new corn is the best time to get rid of rats. Get rid of rats by cleaning up the farmstead, poisoning and rat-proofing. A good cow will deplete her body reserves of nutrients and minerals during peak production. Her next lactation will be affected if she is not given enough time and care to rebuild these body stores. Cost of storing shelled corn on a per bushel basis is less than storing corn in the ear. A bushel of shelled corn takes up about, half the space of a bushel of ear corn. at an unbelievably LOW PRICE! $ 1285 f.o.b. fqctory Here is a complete Hammond Organ.:; at a price that any home that likes good music can afford. Yes, a complete two-manual- and-pedal organ... completely self-contained. This new Spinet Model has all the exclusive features that have made the Hammond Organ unchallenged in tonal. beauty, simplicity and versatility. Spend an hour with the new Spinet Model Hammond Organ in our showrooms... soon. STONER PIANO CO. H. C. OLSON, Pres. 10th and Walnut Des Moines, Iowa Without obligation, send me full details about the New Spinet Hammond Organ. NAME STREET • — '' TOWN STATE Unaham, VUooai OOULWL66 Cjot (Combine Under \J\Ja Newly-sawed lumber should be piled so that its own weight will not warp and twist it. It is best to lay it flat on wooden foundations that are built up 18 inches or more with supports every 2 feet. Hormone spray used on s.pplcs about to ripen causes the growth of the stem to continue and thus prevents apples from falling. The result is a longer picking season and fruit with more color and ripeness. Iowa's 4-H'ers hope to on roll 50,000 members during their campaign this month. Present membership is 43,000. Turkey prices this fall will be considerably lower than they were last year. In 1948 average price was 47.4 cents per pound. Turkey. hens are supported at RADIO PICK UP * onivray ,. M «, 1 - f .i 819 SO.FEDEIUI. SERVICEl TEL. 504 _ about 3C cents and toms down to 26 cents per pound. Cutting away the sod that surrounds apple tree trunks H feet in all directions is a good way to cut down injury from field mice. Several varieties of oats being sold in Iowa definitely are not recommended by the experiment staiton. Varieties include Beaver, Fortune, Larain, and Exeter. To give western feeder lambs a good start, give them plenty of rest the first day and medium quality hay as a roughage starter. A hog production program can be varied to fit the individual farm plan—depending on the labor, equipment and management the farmer has available. Cows freshening in the fall produce an average of 600 pounds more milk and 20 pounds more butterfat than cows freshening in the spring or summer, according to DHIA records. Fish for stocking farm-ponds can be obtained from the state conservation commission or from the United Slates fish and wildlife service. .----- Thin-necked onions will keep until spring if properly cured and stored. Onions with thick necks will not keep very long. SHEPHERD'S PAI NT & WALLPAPER 27-29 First St. S. E. PHONE 1362 LIBBEY'OWENS-FORD WINDOW GLASS SPECIAL WINDOW GLASS, 9 x 12 T. J. Burlingham, left, w lives a half mile west and j half mile north of Bortz, al Doyce E. ''Woody" Woodiwil Bortz's hired man, were won ing on a balky combine whj the FARM editor and photogrl pher arrived. They clean| sparkplugs and cranked a and just as the picture was takl the motor decided to run aga after holding up the soybej harvest for several hours. It Burlingham's combine brft and Bortz trade work. Woodiswiss is only worki temporarily for Bortz, un; the corn is harvested and cr' bed. Pie was in particula good humor the clay we visit probably because he had cently become the fatheB; of daughter, Roseanne Ma named after 3 of his wife's si ters. The baby was born in a M son City hospital. Every Membership Captain at Supper^ to Start Campaign Every Cerro Gordo coun Farm Bureau membership ca tain was present at a "boost club" meeting at the Hotel Cer Gordo where they were treat to an oyster supper. The ca tains, together with their tow ship leaders, make up t "booster club". Glen Amosson is chairman the county . organization cot mittee as well as being a cdpfcta The chairman introduced Cla ence Wilson, director of i formation from the state offi in Des Moines, who writ "Farming the Corners" in t" ( Farm Bureau paper, ^ Tt Spokesman. "We can not sit down ai slide up hill," declared Wilsoi He emphasized a stronger o ganization through a larg membership, pointing out tl rapid growth in membersh 1 during the past 10 years. : summarizing, he stated that membership grows more woi will be needed in keeping tl organization in a high . s-tate activity. The new type of solicitati cards was accepted with , thusiasm by the "booster clu "Most of them took many mo than the prescribed number cards, which denotes a fine spii and optimism for increasing oi| membership far above the quo set for the county," said To Rich, county Farm Bureau fiel man. You'll get best result 2,4-D on weeds if you spr;y when temperatures are 70 and 80, says E. P. of Iowa State college.

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