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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 5, 1949
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Mrs. Kirk Is New Chairman Home Project Group Elects '50 Officers Mrs. Frank Kirk. Rockwell, was elected chairman of the family living committee, organization of the Cerro Gordo county Farm Bureau women, at their annual contact meeting at the Y. M. C. A. She succeeds Mrs. Melvin Evans and will take over the office on Jan. 1. The new township chairmen include the following: Mrs. Jack Diercks, Mason; Mrs. Ivan V.'itte, Geneseo; Mrs. Howard Cash, Grant, re-elected; Mrs. Willard Zickafoose, Pleasant Valley; Mrs. Dick Fullerton, Owen; Mrs. Edwin Zook, Union, reelected; Mrs. Richard Glaus, Falls, re-elected; Mrs. Albert Juhl, Lincoln, re-elected; Mrs. Cecil Fuller, Mount Vernon. The committee meeting followed the contact meeting with Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft, district 2 representative on the state women's committee. She presented goals for school health, library and international relations programs. The county committee will decide later which goals they will emphasize in the local program. "A Farm Bureau membership does include the entire family," said Mrs. Inman. "The women in Farm Bureau are decidedly an important part of our program." Thirteen townships were represented by 46 women at the meeting. Mrs. Walter Conn, county health chairman, introduced Miss Alberta Cochram, county school nurse, who outlined some of the procedures necessary for an immunization program. Mrs. Bernice Beale, field representative for the Iowa Tuberculosis association, reported that a countywide x-ray program is planned in 1950. It will be possible for every person in the county, rural as well as urban, to have a chest said. x-ray without charge, she SELL US YOUR HIDES & WOOL Also Your . . . Scrap Iron & Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. Countryside By Albert and Susie Eisele Blue Earth, Minn. These are the muscadine-sweet days of early fall when the earth, still warm with summer, calls you out of the house to look and feel and drench yourself with its wonder. For until furnaces start up, or fireplaces, houses at this time of year are gloomy and chilly and almost uninviting. There has been a good crop of pheasants this year. In this terri- :ory we had no heavy spring and summer rains, the kind that interfere with the brooding and rear-*- ing activities, and as a result we lave seen mother pheasants who nad more children than the woman who lived in the shoe. Going home from the field one evening we saw a brood of half- grown pheasants scurrying through the roadside grass, following the mother in an effort to get into an adjoining cornfield. We counted at least 15 pheasants that made little flights over the grass. We could see others that made no flights at all. There must have be,en more than 20 pheasants in that brood. * * * Alois' bantam hen that lives in the hoghouse raised a March brood of 7 chicks of which only 2 survived. During the middle of summer the bantam hen disappeared and we all thought she had been devoured by the hogs. But along in August she suddenly reappeared with 7 new chicks. So far 6 of these have survived. If a new-hatched bantam chick can evade the hogs for the first day or two, then the chick is safe. After that the chick becomes so agile that not even a half- starved razorback could come close. Friend was telling us about a neighbor of his: "His wife wept bitterly because the hogs were eating'her chickens. 'The hogs are his and the chickens mine and he said he should worry— when his hogs were eating my chickens, he didn't have to buy any protein!' " Of all vices that take hold quickly, none is so formidable as the vice of hogs eating chickens. Let a thin brood sow get hold of one chicken, one that is perhaps caught in a fence, and the trick is done. The brood sow will eat a 2nd and with her 3rd chicken she is an incorrigible chicken- eater. # # * A theater man gave a boy a huge sack of popcorn saying that he had overpopped that evening and that it would be stale the next day and he'd have to throw it out anyway. The boy took it home, ate what he could and gave the rest to the pullets. The next day his mother got her first pullet eggs, 6 of them. "I don't know whether it was coincidence or not," she said, "but this is the earliest I've ever had pullets lay." . Maybe we are on the verge of a great new discovery in poultry feeding. Due to the ravages of the corn borer there are some fields today where at least 4 of the ears lie on the ground. Others hang so lightly that they will drop to the ground as soon as the cornpicker spout touches the stalk. Operators of cornpickers will have to drive straight this year. In the future years it will be less important to drive straight with the corn planter than with the cornpicker. The new challenge to the farm equipment makers is to make a cornpicker that will bend down and pick up all the fallen ears. * * * The soybean harvest is on, and doesn't it beat all how people are spilling the beans? At that, soybeans are easier to hold in a wagon box than flax. We know of one man who actually flax because his would no longer quit growing trailer boxes hold it. * * * Did you know that if a child swallows a plastic toy or a part of one, it will not show up in an x-ray picture? This should be kept in mind when buying toys for children or any kind of plastic gadgets. One good feature however, is that plastic breaks smoothly without sharp, rough edges, as does glass or metal. Washington Outlook: Corn STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE 100 white face feeding; cows, weight 900 Ibs. 75 white face yearling heifers, 500 to 600 Ibs. 60 white face yearling steers, weight 700 Ibs. 50 white face steer calves, weight 400 Ibs. suitable for club calves. We sell replacement cattle at private sale every day of the week. We finance these cattle if desired by the purchaser. CLEAR LAKE AUCTION CO. Clear Lake, Iowa [LIVESTOCK AUCTION Thursday Oct. 6 GARNER, IOWA (Sale Starts at 1 P. M.) 2000-2500 — CATTLE — 2000-2500 This week's run of stockers and feeders will include the best and largest offering of cattle we have ever sold. One consignment will be 7 carloads—174 head of choice duality Hereford steers, all 1 brand, carrying lots of flesh, wt., 1000 Ibs. (They weighed 1047 in the West). These are the McDowl cattle, home raised by 1 man, they are out of the Big Hole, have been grazing at an altitude of 10,000 feet, and loaded at Divide, Montana. This is the 2nd year we have sold these cattle, you will find them to be as good quality as anyone could ever want to buy. Seven more carloads of these same cattle will be here next week for the sale on Oct. 13th. One consignment—110 Hereford yearling steers, wt. 650 to 750 Ibs., and 57 Hereford yearling heifers, wt. 650 to 700 Ibs. These are the Kircher Bros, cattle and this is the 13th year we have sold them. These choice cattle have proven market-toppers year after year for the men who have fed them. They show more quality and bloom than they did last year. 175 good quality Hereford yearling steers, all 1 brand, from Two Dot, Montana, wt 650 to 725 Ibs. 200 good quality Hereford yearling heifers, from Manhattan, Montana, wt 600 to 650. Ibs. 50 good quality Hereford yearling steers and heifers, all 1 brand, these are raised and consigned by Mr. Earles of Baker, Montana. 25 good quality Hereford steers, all 1 brand, carry lots of flesh, from North, Montana, wt 925 Ibs. One consignment of 48 good Montana Hereford steers, fleshy, w t 1050 Ibs. 100 good Montana Hereford steers, wt. 850 to 900 Ibs. 600 to 700 head of steer and heifer calves, including—3 carloads— 156 to 175 head of Canadian Angus steer and heifer calves, wt - 300 to 400 Ibs. One consignment of 216 good quality Montana Hereford heifer calves, wt 300 to 350 Ibs. 300 to 40? good quality Montana. Hereford steers and heifer calves, wt 275 to 400 Ibs. 300 to 400 head of Canadian and Dakota Shorthorn and W. F. yearling and 2 year old steers, wt 500 to 800 Ibs. These will be good doing cattle and sell in a range from 16.00 to 18.00, which certainly looks like a good buy considering all of the feed go'ng to waste in the fields. We expect a consignment of Hereford feeding cows. AH above lots of cattle are consigned to this sale by Ranchers and Stockmen and arrive here direct from the range. (Quite a few shipments of these cattle carry a freight billing which means a good saving in freight for buyers any point east of Garner.) Any cattle feeder, regardless of distance, can well afford to drive to Garner to buy the stocker or feeder cattle he needs. There will be load after load of good and choice cattle, sorted up very uniform for size and quality, and sold in lots or numbers to suit the purchaser. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THIS SALE IN GARNER ON OCT. 6TH. ED C. BUNTiNBACH, Operator I Garner Sales Co. Late in the summer we trans-» planted a tiny morning-glory plant into the corner of one of the windowboxes. It is almost impossible to transplant morning- glories successfully, but this one grew and in no time spread wildly. But it was all vine and leaves, no flowers Maybe, we thought, a transplanted morning-glory doesn't blossom. But just since the cold nights have come on, the plant is feverishly producing blossoms, dozens of them, as though it has just come to realize that the time is getting short. Reminds us of a woman we met in Chicago recently. She had done office w8rk until she was 40, then married and has 6 children. "Didn't have an ache or a pain with any of them," she told us. * * * Now comes the season of clubs and meetings and if I as much as put my hair up in curlers and cold cream my face, my men folks inform each other that she must be going somewhere. Yesterday just for the fun of it I put my hair up early in the morning and fixed it in the afternoon. Didn't set my foot out of the house, either. And they didn't know what to say. Quotas for 1950 in Legal Tangle By HARRY LANDO (Special to Globe-Gazette) Washington — it develops that there is a legal tangle in the way of corn marketing quotas for 1950. Secretary ol Agriculture Charles F. Brannan believes that quotas will be necessary next year but lie is operating now under terms of a bill which expires at the end of this year. Present la%v says that quotas for 1950 cannot be proclaimed until 1950. But when 1950 rolls around, if the Aiken act is allowed to stand, the law will say that marketing quotas cannot be effective unless proclaimed prior to Nov. 15 in the year before the quotas are to be effective. So Brannan can't make a move under present law. And when the new law becomes effective it will be impossible for him to do anything. Senator Clinton Anderson (DN. Mex.) is trying to take care of the situation by means of an amendment to his price support bill. So if the Anderson bill is passed, it will be possible to proclaim corn quotas next year. If the Anderson bill fails of passage for one reason or another, then it appears that corn quotas are impossible unless congress passes a specific act aimed at correcting the present muddled situation. There wouldn't be time to pass such a bill this session and it is doubtful if it would be deemed ethical to pass such a bill next year. * * * Meanwhile, the senate this week finally got around to debating the Anderson bill. Prospects indicated battles over numerous amendments to be offered, but there was a good chance that the Anderson bill would be passed in one form or another before this week is out. The real battle will come when senate and house conferees try to reconcile the house extension of present 90 per cent with the senate's 75-90 per cent flexible sup- Globe-Gazette Photo MYSTERY FARM—This is the 9th in a series of "Mystery Farm" pictures which will be published in the Globe-Gazette on the farm page each week. The aerial views will be unidentified. The farmer identifying the picture as his dwelling place will be given the original 8 by 10 inch black and white picture when he calls at the Globe-Gazette newsroom. Additional prints of the aerial photograph also are available. All of the pictures will be taken within the Mason City trade territory. Last week's Mystery Farm is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Earl. It is located G miles north of Mason City and 3 miles west of highway 18. Week of Oct. 3, 1949 ports. Some observers believe that he conference will write the ulti- nate price support measure. Some believe there will be disagreement, permitting the Aiken act to slip in. Most likely is agreement on some version of Anderson's compromise measure. * * * On or about Oct. 10 the administration will begin slashing tariffs right and left. About 250 commodities will be affected by the first announcement and many more tariff cuts will follow at intervals. President Truman got what he wanted from congress in the way of reciprocal trade legislation and his administration now intends to put the free trade theory into full practice. Few cuts will affect farm products. There will be some lowering of tariff barriers on certain dairy products and probably on jellies, jams and candied fruits. Seed tariffs will be cut. On the other hand, if the Truman policy is successful, farmers stand to gain the greatest benefits. The theory is that encouragement for foreign nations to sell their goods in the U. S. will provide these countries with more dollars to buy the products of our farms and factories. Most of them need to buy more food than they presently have dollars to buy. Most anxious about tariff cuts is American iijdustry, which will have less protection from an influx of competitive manufacturers. The peril point pi-ovision, which would have required the president to explain to congress his reason lor cutting duties below the danger point for U. S. industry, is now gone. A former congressman from Illinois, Everett Dirksen, has announced his candidacy for the U. S. senate. If he wins the republican nomination, he will oppose the present senate majority leader, Scott Lucas. Dirksen is extremey popular in Illinois and made a splendid record as a republican congressman. He will be a tough foe for Lucas, tough enough to throw a national spotlight on Illinois such as now faces Ohio, where a major effort to defeat Bob Tat't is in prospect. The democrats can't afford a spotlight on Illinois. They intend to make a campaign issue of the Brannan plan and their own majority leader is violently opposed to it. A strong candidate like Dirksen would force Lucas to pull out all stops in an effort at re-election. A Lucas repudiation of the Brannan plan would be inevitable. Democratic candidates in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio can't expec' that repudiation to be heard only by Illinois voters. Some of the wind is bound to blow over the borders, at least into the neighboring states. So the Dirksen announcement aids the GOP cause all along the line. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE Guernsey heifers. Nick P. Vene- chuk, Mason City, Ph. 2521-J. 2 purebred Hampshire rams, serv. age. Lowell Seiberling, 6 mi. E. Mason City; Mason City, Rt. 2; Ph. Nora Springs 26F31. Reg. Hereford boars. Lowell Sanquist, 5 mi. N. W. Clear Lake; Ph. 8F12. Redwood water tank 6 ft. wide, 8 ft. high, new. Clean-Easy milking machine, good shape. Spotted Poland China boar, vaccinated, wt. 275. Gus Holland, Mason City, Rt. 1; Ph. 386R3. 6-A Case spike-tooth combine, 2 yrs. old, good shape, a scour-clean, and straw spreader, now in use, $1,000. New 16 to 30 ft. pine poles for corn cribs or light poles, to $10 each. Some pine 2x4 and 2x6, $90 per thousand. Pine and oak posts, 50c. R. C. Schurtz, miles S. E. Mason City. Plan Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9 Observing National Fire Prevention week, Oct. 9 to 15, is one campaign that Cerro Gordo county farmers can ill afford to overlook, according to Marion E. Olson, county extension director. While everyone loses from fires, he one who loses most is the indi- idual who has the fire. No amount of insurance ever repays ompletely the cost of rebuilding, he inconvenience, the grief, misery and priceless possessions lost hrough a fire, he declared. Statistics show that each year 3,500 farm folks are burned to death, while 10,000 are injured. Mr. Olson pointed out that cooperation of farmers can save the nation at least J of that monetary oss by eliminating the 6 leading causes of fires. These are, in the Replacement classes filled more than half of the week's opening cattle run at South St. Paul, with western grassers virtually stealing the show. A meager showing of fed cattle saw a $31 top on Monday, while good quality steers and yearlings went into killer channels from 2G cents and up. The season's largest attendance of country buyers spurted the replacement trade and broad clearance was effected in spite of increased prices. Montana steer calves moved on feeding account at S25 during Monday's trade, with choice Montana heifers up to $24. Replacement yearling steers of choice quality reached $23.50, with Dakota and Montana steers, just good in quality, at $21 and $22. Interest in feeding cows hit the peak for the season and sales ranged between $13 and $15.50. Cow purchases on slaughter account saw good quality westerns to 17 cents, as most good cows drew $16 and $16.50. Both beef and sausage bulls maintained a $17.50 top, while 26 cents stood as Monday's practical top on veal calves. The seasonal downward trend continued in the hog trade at the start of the week as fall market- ings continued to expand. Buyer pressure is being concentrated on the lightweight, unfinished butchers which fill the bulk of the day- to-day arrivals. Monday's trade saw a practical top of $19 on hogs over a 70 pound weight spread. The lighter, unfinished butchers sold down as low as 16 cents a pound. Sows are relatively scarce with the best kinds showing price tags of $18 compared to $15 on the extremely weighty kinds. Killers and feeders took a 50-50 split on Monday's sheep and lamb arrivals, with little change in prices. Two and 3 year old western breeding ewes brought $13.50 to $15 on breeder account, while native and Dakota feeding lambs held a 23 cents top. Slaughtei ewes show little change from the $9.75 top. WANTED FAT LAMBS Top market prices. Any number. HARVEY BOYD Ph. 5320 or write Box 616, Mason City, la. SEE OUR DISPLAY OF NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES prompt- installation service • CLOSING OUT SEPTIC TANKS PATRICK PLUMBING 629 South Carolina PHONE 610 order of their importance, lightning, chimneys, petroleum products, matches and smoking, sparks on roofs, heating units. Farmers knowing ol defects in their buildings that create ^fire hazards and those with dangerous habits with regard to the use of matches, smoking or handling oil and gasoline are urged to do what they can during fire prevention week to correct them. Oct. 4, 1949 19 Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, I*. Bulletin on Farm Wiring Is Available A new Iowa State college pamphlet, "Wire Your! Farm for Better Service," now is available to Cerro Gordp county folks, according to Marion E..Qlson, county extension director. ..• The pamphlet describes certain danger signals of inadequate wiring and the results of poor wiring. It is based on studies; being conducted by; the college extension service in '. co-operation with the Iowa Utilities association on 2 farms in Iowa. Mr. Olson said that the experiences on the rural electrification demonstration farms can be very helpful to Cerro Gordo county farmers to avoid trouble caused by inadequate wiring. The pamphlet stresses the need for planning ahead when wiring for the first time or rewiring. It includes a wiring wheel to help farm famines plan their wiring system, The illustration indicates the size, maximum length and number of wires from the distribution pole to the equipment concerned. Also included is a section on wire protection. It lists the right size fuses and circuit breakers to use with different size wire. Mr. Olson said that copies of the pamphlet are available either by writing directly to the Bulletin Office, Icnva State college, Ames, or by asking for one at the county extension office. Ask for pamphlet No. 144. Spreading lime in the fall allows it plenty of time to dissolve in the soil in preparation for legume seeding. Added to that, an extra advantage this fall is that the lime is available and there are plenty of fields to spread it on. PHIL R. SHEIHO AUCTIONEER PHONE 649 FERTILE, IOWA MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Call Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges License No. 42 Dept. of Agriculture J. R. Dorsey Auctioneer Phone 3242-W For sale dates TRY A G-G CLASSIFIED AD PROMPT DELIVERY \f YOU HURRY! 1000 bu... $266.50 1600 bu... $384.50 (F.O.I. Aud-bon. Iowa) Built 4Yt times stronger of 5 gauge galvanized steel ban; further reinforced for strength with exclusive Channel-Lock itcrl bands. Best crib on the market. Experts say worth at leait $50 more. Buy direct and save. See your Carlsott Hybrid Corn dealer. He ha» crib sample. Anille Joliiiflon, Route 1, Dougherty, Iowa Kenneth KIwnod, Route 2, M.ison City, Iowa Or wrH» Cwli** Hybrid Ctrn C*., . fmre DON'T MISS WEBSTER HYBRID HOGS DAIRY CATTLE CONGRESS WATERLOO Sec Our Display N. E. Corner Barn 11 Dealer Territories Open WRITE WEBSTER HYBRID HOGS FORT DODGE, IOWA Holstein Dispersal 40 Head of Registered and High Grade Cattle TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Sale Starts at 1 O'clock P. M. At the farm, 7 mi. North and 4 mi. West of Thompson, Iowa; G mi. North and 5 mi. East of Buffalo Center, Iowa; 6 mi. South and Z mi. West of Bricelyn, Minn. (All gravel roads—tent in case of rain.) TWENTY-TWO REGISTERED CATTLE, including several cows from 350 to 565 Ibs. fat. Also 2 yr. olds from 300 to 561 Ibs. fat; 4 open yearlings; 8 or 10 heifer and bull calves by artificial sires; 4 young bulls—three are ready for service and all from darns with 400 to 565 Ibs. fat. One outstanding show bull 12 mo. old—dam has over 500 Ibs. fat. Herd average for 1948 was 432 Ibs. fat. America's best blood lines art! represented by Brand-daughters of GOVERNOR of CARNATION; MAYTAG ORMSBY FOVES; SIR BESS ORMSBY DEAN; WISC. ADMIRAL BURKE LAD; All cows bred to and all calves and younjf animals sired by artificial service from great sires of the MINN. BREEDERS CO-OP., New Prague, Minn. Several bred to CARNATION MADCAP AMBASSADOR—proven sire from a r.!0» fat dam with 4.1% test. Others to B. D. I. GAI NO MASTER, son of former world's record :ix cow with 1207 Ibs. fat. . EIGHTEEN GRADES include several cows from 300 to 500 Ibs. fat, nearly all just fresh. Several open yearlings. A few grade cows consigned by FLO Bros, who also have D.H.I.A. records. Stephen Flo's herd was high in Winncbago Co. several years. NOTE—With nine years of experience as a tcsler In D. IT. T. A. Harold Kn.ibcl has built one of the top small herds of Northern Iowa. He Is selling because 111 health prevents him from carrying all of his present projects. At present lie is also Insemlnalor for the NEW PRAGUE ARTIFICIAL ASS'N. His cows all carry the service of the great sires of that association. You will like his PRODUCTION PLUS TYPE cattle—SALES MANAGER. HAROLD KNABEL, Prop. RAKE, IOWA All young cattle calfhood vaccinated. Health papers on all. Lunch at farm. Write for catalogue that gives all details. Claude E. Wylam, Auc't. and Sales Mgr., Waverly, Iowa. I HEAR ADVENTURE CALLING—another exciting lov« story from the warm, masterful: pen of Emilie Loring. This time Mrs. Loring takes you to a famous art colony off the coast of Maine with wealthy, beau-i tlful Prances Phillips and her! brilliant young attorney, Myles Jaffray. There's a happy i blending of romance, sus-; pense—and a dash of mystery.' You'll want to answer this call to adventure every day! Begins Oct. 6 in MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THESE BEAUTIFUL 2-BEDROOM CAPP-HOMES NOT PREFABRICATED OR SECTIONAL- CONSTRUCTED OF ALL WESTERN LUMBER QUANTITY AND QUALITY FULLY GUARANTEED The 21x32 North Star VOUR OWN PLAN—We will custom build or pre-cut your home to any plan or design you desire. It is not necessary for you to use our designs. Meets all F.H.A. Building requiremonts CUSTOM BUILT SlfXr, v.S r «rl ot and roundation $2,589 PRE-CUT ;;;:;;;:;;;;; $2,389 You have many choices of different windows, doors, and exterior designs (horizontal bar windows optional). We FURNISH and CONSTRUCT all floor joists, bridging and sub-flooring; erect all outside walls, install all windows, frames, WEATHER-STRIPPING and hardware; hang and fit all outside doors, frames and hardware; erect the bearing partition, ceiling joists, roof rafters, collar ties, "A" bracing; cut out basement stair well and sheath the entire building. And we still furnish you 210-asphalt thick butt roofing shingles, all lap siding or DOUBLE COURSED PROCESSED CEDAR SHAKE (PAINTED), Celt paper, all inside doors, frames and hardware, all partition lumber ALREADY CUT ready for erection. BEST QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED. If you prefer, we can furnish such items as flooring. she«t rock. Inside trim, plumbing and heating. Meets all F.H.A. building requirements. The SMxtt, Hi story Morning- Star COME IN, OR WRITE FOR INFORMATION — NO OBLIGATION Als« 2-3 Bedroom Cape Cod Homes in 1 and 1} Stories in ay Sizes and Designs J. B. YOUNGBLOOD & SON, REALTORS Established-in 1903 2071/2 NORTH FEDERAL MASON CITY

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