Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 12, 1949 · Page 7
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14 Mason City Gfobe-Gazett e moke walls and woodwork stay new! wifh -tool woihob(« • q/oii finish MELLO-GLOSS There s no other finish anywhere like Lowe, Brothers Mello-Gloss for putting an end to dull, "washed-out" walls and woodwork! Durable Mello-Gloss stays fresh and new looking even after repeated washings. One coat covers most surfaces! Dries to a smooth, long wearing finish that cleans like magic! *AH Mello-Gloss colors are Style-Tested —determined by nation-wide research to be the colors preferred for home decoration today. Keep your home in tune with modern color trends and have beautiful rooms that stay new looking much longerl Paint the Average Room for only ?5 , 20 E. State Phone 17 Countryside By Albert and Susie Eisele Blue Earth, Minn. A man on the radio was telling us how to combat the box eldei bug The methods of control were those used generally to combat Sserts, but we were a little surprised when the man suggested also that the box elder trees be cut down. But why fight the box elder bug by deforestation, or by any other means? The box elder bug does nothing obnoxious The fly gets into the soup, the bee stings, the chigger lays eggs under the skin, the corn borer (well, every one knows what it does), and there is a whole horde of insects that in one way or another does harm or hindrance to human endeavors. But so far as we can -tell, the box elder bug does nothing. Pick one up and hold it in your hand. It won't bite you. It has a pair of rather prominent horns or feelers projecting at such an angle as to give the insect an extremely inquisitive appearance; but is curiosity a crime? Why eradicate the box elder bug? -X- -X- * About the worst thing that fen that it is always getting into the house. It gets into the house because of its flatness which enables it to negotiate slender cracks and crevices. Coming in between the door and the threshold is a favorite stunt but even an entrance like this can be forgiven because of its comical aspect. On the other hand the bug's flatness has its disadvantages. If the box elder bug falls on its back on a smooth surface it is helpless. It can't get around by itself. A click beetle rights itself as easy as snapping the finger but not the box elder bug. We placed one box elder bug on its back on a piece of oil cloth, and the poor fellow kicked About the worse tmrm uuu i--n wium, mi" "^ r-~- be sakl of the box elder bug is its legs about like some wrestler PLENTY OF THESE ON HAND NOW These corn cribs will be scarce later on. If you will neeJ some this fall you had better buy now while they are available. Phone 119 629 South Federal Ave> Our truck, a traveling Tire Repair Shop/ equipped to handle any tire repair job quickly and efficiently, will be dispatched immediately. AH repairs can be done at the source of trouble, with a minimum loss of time. In case of major repairs we supply you with free loaners. PHONE 363 FOR PROMPT SERVICE GOOD/YEAR O-P-E-N C-E-N-T-E-R SUPER-SURE-GRIP TRACTOR TIRE GRIP is what gets the work done . . . and famous O-P-E-N C-E-N-T-E-R Super Sure- Grips are unequalled for take-hold traction in tough going ... in any going, with a minimum slippage. More, you get a smoother ride on paved highways . . . and lonoer wear. "t^^Sv *!* ^|is^ HENRY THOMAS E. (MANNY) EGGERT, "PERSONALIZED SERVICE!" Means greater satisfaction to our customers and we believe that the repeat business that we receive year in and year out is proof enough. That's why we "Guarantee Satisfaction. Our personnel are trained to do their jobs with top efficiency. BUY THE TIRES YOU .NEED AS LOW AS 75 PER WEEK Greatest fulling Tire On tofth! 6 DAYS PLOWING IN ONLY 5 DAYS When You Fill Your Tires With Solution 100' You'll get on extra day's work out of your tractor every week when you inflate your tires with "Solu- Ition 100." Eccert * Thomas, Inc ^^•^^^ ^^^^^^ — - . ...A^MA ^ m* ^M^fe. • *9* ^ Vfe A k. • • ^1 tf* A I I^P*X^ f I 1 D DI "\^ ^ ^\ SUCCESSOR TO JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY CO. 121 North Delaware Opposite Postoffice Phone 363 in the clutches of a savage head- scissors. But it was no use. If we hadn't" turned the bug over, i would still be there. And so to combat the i._.elder bug you chop down thd box elder trees! This seems -al-j most like combating hog lice b." killing the hogs. At any rate, thi is the first time any one ha< ever recommended going afte: a box elder bug with an axe. i -x- * * j Speaking of insects, we took q trip to Iowa the other day, about 50 miles into the state. They have a lot of Hawkeye soybeans in Iowa and most of the fields were ripe and ready for the ctfrn- bine. Soybeans have different hues when ripe—the Harbara, for instance, is whitish, but the Hawkeye when ripe more resembles a swarm of bees than any other variety. All along the road as we saw those many fields of, Hawkeye soybeans we were re-j minded of swarming bees. Hj was the very same shade oi brown. A swarm of bees in July is nol worth a fly, as the old saving has it, but'a swarm of bee*5 in May is still not worth as much as a field of Hawkeycs in September. 4C- * * Along the way we came upo an old barn, rather in need o paint, a somewhat pictures<jni affair of the sort that painters sometimes like to transfer tc canvas. It was a barn that needed paint much more than it needed painting. If you know what \v£ mean. v'- •£ ^ A farmer had an old corn binder that had been sitting in the grove for years; he never used it but neighbors used tc come and take parts off it and even bolts and cotter k-oys and all sorts of set screws /md things. The other day the farmer de cidecl to hitch on to the binds and cut a little corn. He mi" . it out oC the grove and the rust; held everything together until the farmer got out into the road where, like the Wonderful One] Moss Shay, there was a sudden; chain reaction and the old bind-: or went down in a heap. Just like bubbles do when they burst; Logic is logic, isn't it? j Our pullet egg production fell; off 100 per cent the other ifayf On a Monday we got our first! pullet egg. On Tuesday there' were no eggs at ali. i # -X- * ! We raked up some corncobs in; the hog yard and burned them) Usually we haul these cobs ouli in the field but since these were new cobs and infested with: borers we decided to burn them; rather than reinfest the fields,] The'boys helped us burn them] after supper when darkness had; fallen because boys always 3ovq bonfires and especially bonfires at night. The cobs blazed up so; brightly that we got the base-ball, mitt and glove and play&dj catch around the fire. A few years ago no one would have thought of playing ball by bonfire, but with the advent of night baseball the association of baseball with light seems natural. We raked up 3 or 4 piles of cobs and set them afire so; the ball would be without shadows. It is surprising how easy it is to play catch by bonfire. * % * : Whenever the ball would. jbe-[ come a little hard to see, we would add more cobs to the fire: Sometimes a breeze would blow; a cloud of smoke across the; path of the ball, and in that wayj it could be said that the pitdjerj, had lots of smoke. ' ! *j +» ju> VT" W T^T And once a wild pitch cut right across the flames. That was! a fire ball. \ STOKGR moroR seRvice K& ELECTRIC I 308 So. Delaware Phone 1139

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