Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 6, 1949 · Page 23
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1949
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Remind Farmers of Danger in Corn Picking Machines Clogging Seen as Big Hazard Heavy Fodder, Broken Stalks Spell Trouble Ames—Another jump in corn picker accidents is expected unless operators observe recommended safety measures, Ncrval Wardle, extension farm safety specialist at Iowa State college, warned farmers Wednesday. _ Wardle's word of caution came right on the heels of an announcement from the,Iowa farm safety committee that a state-wide corn harvest safety campaign will be waged this fall. Wardle pointed out that the number of picker accidents rose from 184 :n 1947 to a spectacular 434 in, 1948. ."With another big corn crop to be harvested and over 85,000 mechanical corn pickers in the state this year—more than double the number in use 3 years ago — corn harvesting accidents will continue to climb unless special precautions are taken," he stated. It was pointed out that since most of the 1949 corn crop is heavy in fodder there probably will be more machine clogging. Added to this is excessive stalk breakover from corn borer damage. These factors are expected to result in more field stops which are associated With picker accidents. The first step in getting through this season without an accident should be taken before the picker goes into the field, according to Wardle. Check to make sure tha shields for the power take-of shaft and.other dangerous moving parts are in place. Worn parts o the picker should be replaced, the hitch and tractor seat should be checked to make sure that both are securely fastened. Handy mounts for the grease gun and fin extinguisher should be installed and a filled fire extinguisher preferably the vaporizing liquic or powder type, should be pro vided. When in the field, the primi <afety rule is to stop the picker before attempting to unclog picker AT CONFERENCE — Bert L. Woodcock, instructor in safety education at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, is attending: the national conference on high school driver education at Jackson's Mill, W. Va., this week. He was to address the final day's session Wednesday on "Evaluation and Research of Driver Education." > rolls, or do any servicing or adjusting. Wardle advises to keep manifolds and exhausts free from trash and chaff. Additional fire prevention measures include tight fue line connections and use of a meta sediment bulb. Hybrid Corn Being Dried for Storage Rake — Next year's supply of Viking hybrid seed corn has been •un through the dryer and is ready !or the sheller and sorter, accord- ng to Lawrence Matheson, developer and owner of the Viking brand. This popular hybrid is sold mainly in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Matheson built his processing plant at Rake in the fall of 1947. He states that this year's seed crop is smaller than in previous years due to damage done by the corn borer. When the Viking seed corn is brought in for processing, it goes through a husker that removes all the husk before it is elevated into the plant. Before it goes into the bins, it runs over a conveyor belt for sorting. Five employes stand along the conveyor belt while it is in operation, to' check the ears and pick out the bad ones. Twelve hundred bushels of ear corn can be dried in the plant at one time. After the corn has been thoroughly dried it is ready Cor the sheller. Matheson does not have a sorter and grader in his Rake plant, so he has this done in Kanawha. WANTED FAT LAMBS Top market prices. Any number. HARVEY BOYD Ph. 5320 or write Box 616, Mason City, la. Ground Too Hard, Farmers Can't Plow Decorah — Winneshiek county farm plows remain idle because the ground is so dry and hard plowing is impossible. Recent rains have not been sufficient to moisten the ground to any depth. While corn has ripened fully 2 weeks ahead of normal, it has not dried out sufficiently. Samples brought to the local AAA office for testing show the presence of moisture to a degree that makes picking and cribbing still unsafe. Studies Automotive Maintenance in Japan Riceville—Pvt. John L. Murphy of Riceville, stationed with the 72nd signal service battalion in Japan, is now attending the Eta Jima school command for 8 weeks at the automotive maintenance school division for a course in automotive mechanics. Pvt. Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Murphy, Riceville, will return to his battalion upon completion of the course. New CROP Program Planned at Cresco Cresco—D. A. Larson of Cresco was named chairman of the Howard county CROP with the Rev. 3. J. Supple, Cresco, the Rev. LeRoy Bauman, Lime Springs, and the Rev. Robert R. Ahrens, Cresco, as vice chairmen. Other officers chosen were A. A. Hendrickson, secretary, Jean Thomson, treasurer and Maurice B. Jones, publicity chairman. The suggested goal of 2 carloads of commodities or the equivalent of $4,000 in cash, as the county's share of the project, was accepted. Last year, $3,441 was collected by solicitation for the cause under the direction of R. W. Greenleaf, last year's county chairman. The 1949 drive dates were tentatively set for Nov. 6-13. Store Corn in Quonset Bins Charles City—Delivery of 1948 corn to the new quonset bins on highways 18 and 218, about 2 miles west of Charles City began Sept. 29, before the completion of the bins, according to Elmer Guenther, chairman of the county Agricultural Conservation Association. The first corn to go into the bins was that of W. G. Baltzell, grown on his farm tenanted by Tom Wade. Guenther said Monday that corn totaling approximately 40,000 bushels had been placed in 2 of the bins and that it was expected that the 3rd bin would be placed in operation Tuesday. Guenther said that other storage bins in the county had there approximate totals in each: Rudd, 200,000 bushels; Marble Rock, 100,000 bushels; Colwell, 75,000 bushels, and at Rockford, 30,000 bushels. Guenther said other storage bins would be placed in Nora Springs. Guenther further stated that the ACA office had 22 applications for loans for new farm cribs, and that 20 per cent of the corn that was sealed had been resealed. Each of the new quonset bins near Charles City will hold 40,000 bushels, totaling 240,000 bushels for the 6. Each of the 6 bins have dimensions of 40 feet by 100 feet. Oct. 5, 1949 5 Mason City Globe-Geietle, Maion City, I*. Frost 9 Days in September Iowa Falls—The average temperature for September in the Iowa Falls vicinity was 58 degrees, according to the report of C. H. Gilbert, weather observer. This is 4.3 degrees below the 50- year average and 7.6 degrees below the average for the month a year ago. Rainfall amounted to 4.13 inches which is slightly above the average for September. Frost occurred on 9 days of the month, but crops matured 20 days earlier than usual. The temperature range was from 85 degrees on the 2nd to 25 degrees on the 29th. There were 12 clear days, 12 partly cloudy, and 6 cloudy days. Soybean harvest is general and the quality is good. The yield in most fields is from 20 to 30 bushels to the acre, which is somewhat less than was expected. Corn has matured and much of it will be husked this month. Corn borer damage is apparently heavier than had been'antici- pated as many stalks have shriveled and ears have dropped to tha ground. Attend Classes Decorah—Under the instruction of Prof. C. G. Kloster, dean of men at Luther college, a group of about 30 are attending adult education classes at Waukon. The subject of the present course is child psychology, and when completed will afford members 3 hours of college credit toward renewal -,of teaching certificates, or girls who plan to teach next year. A Pause To Refresh Is Part Of The Game Ask for it either way ... both trade-marks mean the same thing. IOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY Ol» THt COCA-COIA COMPANY BY MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 101-3 South Federal The Coe(| . c< £ INJURED FARMER SURPRISED —Neighbors of Ben Johns moved in on his farm near Britt Tuesday afternoon and plowed 30 acres in 2'/<j hours. Mr. Johns is in Mercy hospital at Mason City having been severely injured when he fell from a tractor and was run over by a disc while working in the field a week ago. The good neighbors who assisted were John Dolphin, George Dolphin, George Barker, Ray Morris, Harm Freesemann, Jr., Bobby Anderson, Maurice Olson, who drove the tractor owned by Weston Gault; Charles Gault, Ole Smidt, Elmer Horstman, Art Weis- kamp and Charley Johns. MEETINGS In North Iowa JOICE—Films of Lutheran World Action will be shown at a public meet of the Luther League at Bethany Sunday evening. GARNER—Mrs. C. C. Inman of Bancroft, district No. 2 committee woman, will be the maia speaker at the annual contact meeting at the Central States building in Britt at 10 a. m., Oct. 11. PLYMOUTH — St. Michael's church recently elected the following officers: President, Mrs. Arthur Molsberry; vice president, Mrs. Lee Johnston; secretary- treasurer, Mrs. Byron Johnston. GARNER—Jim Olson was elected president of the Erin township boys' 4-H club at a recent meeting. Bill Luppen was elected vice president; Ed Luppen, secretary; and Don Faust, reporter. IOWA FALLS—The Iowa Falls chapter, OES, will meet in the Masonic hall Friday evening. JOICE- The L. D. R. will meet Saturday at the Bethany Lutheran church parlors with Gloria Tenold. NORA SPRINGS—Mrs. Josephine Squier will be hostess to the Neighborhood club Thursday at a 1 o'clock luncheon. GARNER—Assessors from 10 North Iowa counties will meet at the courthouse in Garner at 10 a. m^ Thursday. John Barnes of the state tax commission will meet with the group to lead the discussion. GARNER—The Hancock county board of social welfare will hold its next regular monthly meeting at the courthouse Thursday forenoon. BRITT—The Ionia circle of the King's Daughters will meet at the home of Mrs. W. C. Harvey at 1:30 p. m. Oct. 14. JOICE—Members of the Good Will Circle are sponsoring a bazar and bake sale at the rural Kittleson school house Thursday afternoon for the public. GARNER — Junior Formanek was elected president of the Garfield Sluggers boys' 4-H club for the ensuing year at a recent meeting at the Frank Rayhons home. Raymond Prochaska was elected vice president; Edwin Chizek, secretary-treasurer; and Arnold Prochaska, reporter. The next meeting will be held at the Eugene Horecka home Oct. 17, at 8 p. m. JOICE—The Charity club will meet Friday in the Bethany Luth- .eran church parlors with Mrs. Leonard Lura and Mrs. Clara Anonson. BRITT—The L. B. club will meet at the home of Mrs. Ray Kelly Thursday. ORCHARD—The Orchard Lutheran Sewing circle will meet with Mrs. Lancy Lewis Thursday afternoon. SCARVILLE — The Immanuel I.Iission circles meet Thursday as follows: Rachel, with Mrs. John Thompson; Priscilla, with Mrs. Myron Teague; Sarah, with Mrs. Alton Johnson; Hannah, with Mrs. Bruce Smith; Mary, with Mrs. George Larson; Elizabeth, with Mrs. S. E. Reiso. Franklin School to Hold Carnival Latimer—The Franklin consolidated independent school will hold a school carnival at Latimer Friday night. The teachers are handling the preparations for the big event in the school gymnasium. Highlights of the evening will be the high school queen contest with each of the 4 high school classes entering a candidate. The usual carnival exhibits and side shows will start at 8 o'clock. A parade led by the Franklin school band will be held Wednesday afternoon through the streets of Latimer and. Coulter to advertise the carnival. The queen candidates will ride in the parade. The Band Mothers club will serve and sell the refreshments consisting of hot dogs, beefburgers, pie and ice cream, coffee and pop. Policy reserves of U. S. life insurance companies total almost 50 billion dollars. Cool Rains in September Garner—September was a comparatively cool month accoring to weather records kept by Earl Henschen, janitor at the Hancock county courthouse. The average minimum for the month was 46.2 and the average maximum 72.2, or a mean temperature of 59.2. The high mark was recorded on Sept; 3 when the mercury reached 86 and the low was 25 on the morning of Sept. 29. Frost was noticeable on 4 mornings, the 1st, 14th, 29 and 30. On the mornings of the 29th and 30th the thermometer dipped below the freezing mark. Rainfall measured 3.44 inches for the month, 7 days were listed as cloudy, 2 as partly cloudy and 21 as fair. The heaviest amount of rainfall was recorded Sept. 11, when 1.62 inches was recorded. Joins Association Garner — E. A. Christensen of Garner was one of 24 Iowa Hoi- stein breeders recently admitted to membership in the Holstein Freisian Association of America by unanimous vote of the board of directors. Feature North lowan on Television Scene Parkersburjr— Sally Watson of Parkersburg is among 5 Iowa coeds who will be featured in a television show, "Big Ten Football Hightlights," early in October on WGN-TV, Chicago. The program features highlights of Big .Ten games each week and scenes Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress to Buy Coffee Shop Coulter—Mr. and Mrs. Erie W. Bennett of Clermont purchased the Coulter Coffee Shop from M. A. Pendergast. They will take possession Wednesday. Special Horse Sale ALBERT LEA AUCTION CO., Albert Lea, Minn. Friday Afternoon, Oct. 7, at 1:30 Sharp Have had several requests for a Horse Sale, so wilt hold one on the above date. Will have a very good run of draft, riding, and killer horses. Have about 75 listed now and will be more sale day. If you have horses to sell, bring them to this sale, or if you need horses you cannot afford to miss this auction. Will have all classes of horses and will have buyers for all classes. Also a few ponies. Bring in your horses. HAROLD AMES, Auctioneer and Owner See me before selling your livestock. Residence Phone 5365 Sale Barn Phone 3179 LIVESTOCK SALE EVERY TUESDAY Sign of Fast Starts and Long Mileage THERE'S ONE SI6NJ I BELIEVE IN/ Of* YES,<SIR y IKEEPMV iYE PEELED FOR THAT PHILLIPS 66 SIGN/ I DO PLENTY OF LONG DISTANCE DRIVING AND i KNOW THE DIFFERENCE" IN 6ASOLINES/ /" IT'SCONTROLTHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. MR. HARRIS/ RIGHT NOW PHILLIPS 66 IS ^CONTROLLED FOR COOLER WEATHERTO 61VE YOU EASY STARTS-AND PLENTY OF MILES TO THE TANKFLJL! (.*"/ WHAT'S ALL THIS BUSINESS . ABOUT , CONTROL'? IT MEANS PHILLIPS 66 IS BLENDED WITH MORE OFTHEHIGHVOLATILITy- ELEMENT5THAT6IVE FAST P/CK-UP AND , SMOOTH POWER/ YOULL FEEL THE . DIFFERENCE. 1 C Decorah Plans Fire Drills for Schools Decorah—Fire Chief Robert Bernatz announces Decorah's volunteer fire department plans to hold fire drills at the public schools, and show films as a part of the observance of fire prevention week, Oct. 9 to 15. Clifford Natyig is planning to have cub scouts ride about town in banner decorated fire trucks Wednesday, Oct. 12, to remind the public of fire prevention week. BEST ROAD TO MADISON IS 51, MR. ROBERTS.' YOU 'PHILLIPS-66 DEALERS SURE KNOW YOUR Attend Funeral Charles City—Mrs. L. M. Garthwaite of Charles City and Mr. and Mrs. Will Sarset of Cedar Rapids returned Tuesday from attending the funeral of their brother, C. F. Sarset, Hutchinson, Minn. Mr. Sarset died Friday at Hutchinson. Burial was in Minneapolis, Minn., where the Sarset family had lived for many years. Surviving are 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Mrs. Sarset died in 1941. He is survived by one other brother, E. C. Sar- set of Waterloo and one other sister, Mrs. Lillian Miner, of Chicago, III. GET DOWN FROM THERE, THOMAS, OR I'LL TAKE A FAN-BELT. TO you/ You get high-level performance from your car all year 'round when you rely on Phillips 66 Gasoline. It's controlled to give you the volatility needed for easy starting, quick warm-up, smooth power, in winter, summer, spring or fall. Yes, it's smart to stop where you see the "Sign of the Sixty-Six." Almy, ** for PHILLIPS 66 GASOLINE

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