Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 12, 1949 · Page 9
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 12, 1949
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M a s o n City Globe-Gazette her, l^ort umoer. Alvin Bortz raises a lot of corn on his 160 acre farm and the additional 160 acres he rents on shares. "It's all good land," Bortz said, and 125 acres are in corn. The 90 acres of Clinton oats this summer averaged more thai. 70 bushels an acre. There also were 22 acres of beans, 25 acres of alfalfa-clovA hay, 50 acres of clover pasture | and about 25 acres of swee\ clover. He had planned to try a brome-alfalfa mix, Bortz said, but the summer of 1948 was too dry and the brome killed out. Bortz tried a few ears while the photographer took the picture and said the corn was dr> enough to pick. His picker already was in the field, ready to start, but he was busy finishing a new crib on the place across the road. ! The landlord, Milton Dunlap. : ; Charles City, furnished the nu- , live oak lumber and Bortz was ; building the crib, to be covered : . on the outside with wire fenc- . i r v ~ - ,-. I ' "We'll share the room, kortz ; explained. "We'll probably fill : it and seal it together.' 1 i He had 2,000 bushels of corn ; on the ground last year, he said, j besides 2,000 bushels in the old | crib on the rented land. So when '•• Dunlap offered to provide the, material for the crib, Bortz was •, glad to build the crib. j Asked why the crib was bui.t • with the narrow passage through ; * the center instead of running the ! |f joists all the way through or i s making a driveway through. Bortz smiled and said: ''I guess that's the way the landlord wanted it Besides, the joists came that lengtn. 11! Cooked Lettuce Used for Reducing Diet Watsonville, Cal.. (U.R)—Local lettuce men are booming a new cooked lettuce diet, designed to reduce people and increase iiales. Chef Eustace Vatheot produced such samples as these: A meat ball cooked inside a head | of lettuce, baked filet of lettuce j covered with egg sauce, and even corned beef and lettuce. He claims that the cooked lettuce gives all sorts of minerals and vitamins and is non-fattening. But lettuce producers, hard hit by low prices, hope the idea will bring bulges to their bank rolls. CUT FUEL Oil CONSUMPTION 75 Nothing like it! The new QUAKER 3210 oil heater pi-.cs M to Y 2 more heat in your home with the same amount of oil. That means important fuel savings. Sensational new QUAKER.TROL does it. This new device automatically delivers the right amount of air to the burner regardless of natural chimney draft. Gives perfect, economical combustion on any chimney... in any weather. And there's 79% «x> re primary heating surface to make your oil go further . . . last longer. REPLACE NOW! Be sure of heating comfort NOW and for years to come. See this marvelous new beater TODAY. Home Appliance Co. Authorized Sales & Service Maytag-Thermogqs-Kelvinator-Quoker On the Corner 201 South Federal M ««" <**' lowa See Strong Demand for Meat Still Should the recent pickup in business activity persist, consumer demand for meat will remain strong and could in the months ahead, say Iowa State college economists. Nevertheless, a peacetime record number of hogs are coming to market this fall so we should get a further seasonal drop in hog prices in the next 2 months, the economists said. Demand is probably strong enough to keep hogs above support levels, however. Farmers are shoving hogs to market faster and earlier this year, so the winter low spot will be a month to 6 weeks earlier than usual. So late winter hog markets should hold up if general business does. The dairy outlook is somewhat better than'last year. The seasonal reduction in milk output, along with government price supports for butter and non-fat dry milk solids which were advanced Sept. 1 should raise the price of most dairy products dur- ing the next few months, the economists predict. Long-fed beef sales will continue "above last year, the economists say. Cattle shipments into corn belt feedlots m July and August were above those of a year ago. And at present, a larger number of cattle which have been 011 feed for over 4 months are still in the feedlots. This year's turkey crop is the largest on record—showing a 29 per cent increase. But the influx of newcomers into the business caused heavy poult losses. Spring plans were made to market about a fourth of the crop in October or earlier and the economists say about two-thirds of the turkeys will have gone to market by Thanksgiving if these spring plans are carried out. Ei," 1 prices have not risen as sharply as in 1948. At present the price of wholesale graded oggs is higher than current receipts, the ecorromists report. Fewer eggs are in storage this year which means a help to the fall egg prices. Iowa farmers this year raised 18 per cent more chickens than last year which should mean a nigh "rate of lay from the early pullets this fall. An increase in dried egg buying by the government support program has nearly offset the commercial storage holding. Egg Prices Up, Supports Continue With egg prices on the upswing, few Iowa eggs are expected to be processed for government buying during October, says Ralph Baker, agricultural economist at'Iowa State college. The United States department of agriculture has announced that it will continue to support egg prices in the midwest through the month of October. The department will carry out its support program by buying dried eggs at levels which will reflect an average to producers of 35 cents a dozen for shell eggs, Baker explains. The support program is being continued in the midwest because of the lack oC demand for low-quality eggs which may still force the average farm price o£ all eggs below mandatory support level of 90 per cent of parity. Offerings of dried eggs for October delivery began Sept, 20. CALF NEEDS PROTEIN j A vouag feeder calf needs pro• tein more than after he gets old- ;cr. Start with 2 pounds a day ! of protein meal for the first 30 I to 60 days, then drop back to 1 i 'pounds "a day, suggests Rex iBeresford of Iowa State college. THESE BEAUTIFUL 2-BEDROOM CAPP-ttOMES PREFABRICATED OR SECTIONAL— CON C TRUCTED OF ALL WESTERN LUMBER QUANTITY AND QUALITY FULLY GUARANTEED The 24x33 North Star CUSTOM BUILT PRE-CUT VOl-R 01V.N PLAN-Wc will custom build or pro-cut your home to any plan or design you desire. It is not necessary lor you to use our designs. Meets all F.II.A. 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