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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 28, 1949
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20 Sept. 27, 1949 Mason CKy C,1obe-G»ie(te, Mason City. !». Countryside By Albert and Susie Eisele Blue Earth, Minn. We have always liked Edith Thomas' poem "Frost Tonight. " which begins: Apple-green west and an orange bar, And the crystal eye of a lone, one star . . . And, "Child, take the shears and nut what you will Frost tonight—so clear and dead still." And so the child takes the shears and sallies forth into the garden which is where all flowers should be, rather than in window iioxes It so happened that our radio* was predicting frost on that eve- t „ . ., , ning when Susan would be away ,' should . b e generously sugared ning when Susan would be away from home overnight, and among her parting instructions that day was this, "Now be sure and cover the window boxes tonight!" "Cover the window boxes?" we asked foolishly, as men always do when they talk about familiar things about the them with what?" place, "Cover "With anything heavy enough to keep the flowers from freezing, but still light enough not to break them down," she explained. We wondered just what to use. She should have been more explicit. We thought of using some sheets but decided they might not be protection enough. We had a 4x6 tarpaulin which we could have yanked off the combine hopper but this was a heavy tarp which would have probably broken down the window box as well as the flowers. And besides, that would only take care of one window box. There are 3. So we turned the house upside down until we found a couple of light blankets and an old tapestry couch cover and tucked the flowers in. And then after all that trouble, we didn't have any frost. * * * Several readers have asked us to tell- them how we make plum jam. They say it gets bitter for them. We like the sharp taste of plums at our house, especially with meats and bread and butter. Let the plums come to a good boil, having barely covered them with water, drain off this juice for jelly. Then let plums cool and separate pits from skins and flesh. Either grind this residue or cut with scissors into smaller pieces. Or leave in larger pieces if you like it that way. We add a cup of sugar to each cup of plum pulp. Cook carefully on slow burner. Some folks like to use apples or pears with their plum jam. So if you think plain plum jam is too tart, dilute with these blander fruits. * * * We have friends who always cook plums in a soda water solution, let them come to a boil and then drain off soda water and cook again in plain water. However, we don't like this method and do not seem to need it. Be generous with sugar in cooking plums of any kind except the purple ones. It may seem extravagant but plums are very rich in any form and a little goes a long way, so in the long run you aren't wasteful. Peaches, pears and apples require less sugar as sauce but they, SEE OUR DISPLAY OF NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES prompt installation service • CLOSING OUT SEPTIC TANKS PATRICK PLUMBING 629 South Carolina PHONE 610 for preserving. * * * "I own a section of land," said a farmer, -"and it's unencumbered." "You are wrong," said a bystander, "your section is encumbered with one exhausted gravel pit, 2 sloughs, a half-dozen worn- out knolls, 50 acres of alkali soil subject to overflow and 40 patches of thistles." About 6 * * # months ago an ailing professional man was ordered to take a rest. He and his wife went to a quiet spot on the French Riviera and in a letter we received from them this week he says: "Maxine and I plan to live here permanently. Know I'll never be able to get back into my former mad pace, and now that I've had 6 months of resting and seeing how futile it is for anyone to kill himself trying to make a lot of money, I'm going to go into business here. On a small scale. The children think we are crazy. "Maybe you folks could say a little something in 'Countryside' about folks slowing down before it is too late." Farm Bureau Leaders Going to Des Moines Several carloads of Cerro Gordo county Farm Bureau leaders are planning to attend a statewide "kick-off" meeting in Des Moines Wednesday. The Cerro Gordo county group, made up of membership captains from each of the 16. townships, will hear plans for the 1949-50 Farm Bureau membership drives across the state. The Cerro Gordo county group will include Adolph Anderson, Grimes township; Ross W. Hansen, Geneseo township; Don J. Vail, Pleasant Valley township; Glen Amosson, Mt. Vernon township; Cato Lundt, Sr., Dougherty township; Albert Juhl, Lincoln township; L. C. Held, Falls township; A. D. Diercks, Mason township; R. C. Seiberling, Portland township; Edwin Zook, Union township; Richard Ax, Clear Lake township: John Foster, Owen township; Don Johnson, Bath township, and- Lloyd Fairbanks, Lime Creek township. Headline speakers at the huge 1-day leaders' rally will include Gov. William Beardsley, Senator Guy Gillette and top officials of the state Farm Bureau, plus Roger Fleming, former lowan who now heads the Washington offices of the American Farm Bureau. The Des Moines meeting will be the first statewide "kick-off" ever held in the state for the farm organization preceding the annual campaigns for county memberships. The meeting Wednesday will be held in Hoyt Sherman place, with some 1,600 Farm Bureau township officials in attendance. The group will go to the Iowa state fairgrounds following the afternoon program for a barbecue, and later will enjoy several special entertainment features. Some 500 Iowa farmers will be maimed with corn pickers this fall if special effort isn't taken to work carefully around pickers. That figure is released by the Iowa Farm Safety committee and by Norval Wardle, extension safety specialist at Iowa State college. Jens H. Walker Dealer for Grain Storage Distributors TViTVC'Tvc'r>v T-I t mi* mi • • vi ^-,.1 • Globe-Gazette Plioto MYSTERY FARM—This is the 8th 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 E. R. Rosburg. It is located 2V* miles south of highway 106 and 5 miles west of highway 65. Livestock AUCTION THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 GARNER, IOWA (Sale Starts at 1 P. M.) 1200 - 1500 — CATTLE — 1200 -1500 Last Thursday we sold over 2000 head of cattle, it looks like we will have from 1200 to 1500 head for this week's sale. Advance listing: as follows:— 500 to 600 head of Hereford steers and heifer calves. (160 of these are from Drummond, Mont., are all 1 brand, weigh 400 Ibs. They are Mountain bred calves and by far the best we have had this season. 300 head are consigned by a rancher from Glassgrow, Mont, and weigh 250 to 400 Ibs.) 128 rood quality Herefprd yearling: steers, from Biy Spring-s, Montana, wt 600-700 Ibs. 203 good quality Hereford yearling steers and heifers, from Forsythe, Montana, wt 600-700 Ibs. 100 good Montana Hereford steers, wt 800 Ibs. 30 good Montana Hereford steers, wt 900 Ibs. 250 rood Canadian Shorthorn and W. F. steers, wt 550-800 Ibs. 60 rood, younr, Montana Hereford feeding cows, wt 800-850 Ibs. All above lots at cullle are cnnitt|tn«d by Ranchers and Stockmen and are shipped direct from the range to Garner. More and more farmer* and feeder* are coming to Garner to buy these food quality xtocker and feeder cattle that are sorted up uniform for xlze and quality and icld in lots to suit the purchaser. SPECIAL MENTION: We will have 360 choice quality Here- forrt steers, all 1 brand, they are the McDowel cattle, right out of the Big Hole. These cattle have been grazing at an altitude of 10,000 feet, carry lots of flesh, weigh 1000 Ibs. This is the 2nd year we've had these choice cattle. Half of them will be here for the Mile on OCTOBER 6th, and the balance will be here a week later. (Week of Sept. 26, 1949.) Feeder buyers had a hey-day as the week's cattle dealings got underway at South St. Paul's public livestock market. Stocker and feeder cattle filled more than 50 per cent of the 13,000 fresh arrivals, as Monday's totals at the major terminals again exceeded 100,000 head. While country interest centered on replacement cattle, hog buyers continued to levy strong pressure against lightweight, unfinished hogs. Hogs over 200 pounds, however, met ready outlets at steady prices as the week's porker dealings got underway. Sheep and lamb salesmen were able to effect price gains on most of Monday's arrivals, with high demand apparent for western feeding lambs and breeding ewes. Fat cattle numbers were small in Monday's trade at South St. Paul, with nothing strictly choice in the offering. As a whole, all slaughter classes followed a steady pattern. Good quality, long fed steers sold upwards from 25 cents, while grass cows held a $16.50 top. Both beef and sausage bulls drew up to $17.50 on Monday, and 27 cents was the top price to all interests in the vealer trade. Good quality 2-year-old Montana grass steers sold up to 23 cents in replacement dealings, and good quality feeder steers ranged upward to $24. Interest continues high for stock calves, with in- creased number arriving each week. The week's opening hog trade found butchers over 200 pounds following a steady course as lightweight, unfinished offerings lost 25 to 50 cents. Despite increased buyer discrimination, marketings of lightweight butchers is at a high level. Kinds over 270 pounds are extremely scarce. Monday's practical hog top rested at $19.50. Improved prices on sheep and lambs saw native fat lambs up to $22.50 on Monday, with 94 to 97 pound yearlings at 19 and 20 cents. Two and 3-year-old breeding ewes held a 15 cent top. Grant 4-H Girls Get Chicago Trip Wilma Jean Hyde and Gwen Johnson, the 4-H demonstration team from Grant township received the KGLO award at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Wilma and Gwen, who were in competition with teams from 9 other counties, presented a frozen foods demonstration, "Preparation of Thanksgiving Dinner in September." KGLO will pay all the expenses of the 2 girls when they go to Chicago with the rest of the county and district winners Nov. 25. It is only 18 miles across the English Channel from Dover, England, to Calais, France. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Call Us for Prompt Removal of AM Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges License No. 42 Dept. of Agriculture HORSES: For this week's sale—1 - 4 year old spotted saddle borse, well broke, and 1 raited bay saddle horse. ED C. BUNTENBACH, Operator GARNER SALES Co. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Farm-Master Durable All Steel Corn Cribs 00 1,150 Bushel Size 1,650 Bushel Size 375 469 Easy Terms 00 Easy Terms Prices Include Roof Store your corn right on your own farm. Save on one of these extra-strong Farm-Master cribs. You can Ret immediate delivery now, too. So contact Sears today and be ready. Farm-Master cribs are made of strong 11 gauge welded wire fabric with extra- strong frame. They more than meet AAA specifications. All steel 26 gauge steel rafters supported roof. Sec them at Sears today. Complete Farm Store 115 East State Ph. 380 Rural Women Meet Friday at Y. M. C. A. The rural women of the county will hold their annual contact meeting Friday at the Y. M. C. A The day will be spent discussing the school, library, health and international relations programs. Plans will be formulated for carrying the programs back to the townships so that each family may participate. Mrs. C. C. Inman, district Farm Bureau committee woman from Bancroft, will be pres :nt to lead the discussion. Fish for stocking farm pond_ can be obtained from the state conservation commission or from the United States fish and wild life service. Jens H. Walker Tuesday announced that he has taken over 'he dealership in Mason City for Jirain Storage Distributors of an all-metal, galvanized com crib and grain bin and will have his office at 504 S. Federal. Since government storage now under construction will not be sufficient to handle 1948 corn now under seal and with a bumper crop soon ready for harvest, Walker advises anyone requiring additional corn storage to place orders immediately. The bins are AAA approved so that the farmer may borrow from the government up to 85 per cent of the purchase price, he pointed out. The government pays 10 cents a bushel storage for corn resealed on the farm, he noted, and once the corn has been turned over to the government it cannot be bought back. Walker returned to Mason City recently following a 5,000 mile tour of the middle west and east coast after his marriage to the former Mrs. Vivian Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Connett, 10 9th N. E. He attended the Iowa department convention of the American Legion at Des Moines, the national American Legion convention in Philadelphia, and visited friends for a week in Washington, D. C., and Arlington, Va. On the return trip stops were made at Pittsburgh,, Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis and Chicago. Too Much Food at Once Methuen, Mass., (U.R) — Julius Zurwell, who won $29,000 in prizes on a radio quiz program, said the toughest problem he had was finding suitable frozen locker space for the 108 dozen cases of frozen foods included in his winnings. Our present calendar was brought into use by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER PHONE 649 FERTILE, IOWA WOOD SLAT CORN CRIBS PLENTY OF THESE ON HAND NOW These corn cribs will be scarce later on. If you will need some this foil you had better buy now while they are available. L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. JENS H. WALKER FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE Florence 8-inch oil burner, excellent condition. Ross Hansen Swaledale. Ph. 5231. Elect, range, to be seen li mi W. Rudd or phone 5382W Mason City, Mrs. Elsie Kuhlmeier, Ma son City. Extracted clover honey. Glen Zirbel, 4 mi. N. Swaledale. Ph Rockwell 6F4. Superfex 18-inch oil burner Floyd Wilson, Mason City. Rt." 1 Ph. 582R12. K olumn omments DHIA records show that cows ireshening in the fall produce an average of 600 pounds more milk and 20 pounds more butterfat than cows freshening in the spring or summer. # •* # Lime should be applied this fall and plowed under shallowJy so it will have time to become available to plants next spring. The average limestone sold needs to be on about 4-6 months before it will do much good. # * •* If you're an efficient hog raiser it will pay you to raise about as many hogs next'year as you did this year, according to Iowa State college agricultural economists. # * # Not a single complaint of lice, mites or bedbugs infesting wall- fill insulation in poultry houses has been reported to W. R. Whitfield, extension poultryman at Iowa State college, in the 20 years he has supervised Iowa demonstration flocks. SELL US YOUR HIDES & WOOL Also Your . . . Scrop Iron & Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. TRY A G-G CLASSIFIED AD Phone 119 629 South Federal Aye. FROM ONE OF THE BEST SOW HERDS OF THE BREED CHESTER WHITE BOAR SALE AT THE FARM, WEST AND NORTH OF LAKE MILLS, IOWA 1:00 P. M. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1949 See our grand sow and you too will agree that it is one of the best of the breed. Our boars will.again have that exceptional growth factor for their age. Their depth, length, smoothness, and quality will please those interested in producing profitable hogs. The blood lines are prcyen, being sired by HILLSH3E CHAMPION, by Reuben's Champion, and by SHADY SIDE BOY, 1948 Ohio Jr. Champion and top son of True Type, the 1947 Ohio Grand Champion. See this offering! Write for FREE catalog, mentioning this paper. Will also sell 2 Holsiein bull calves and 3 Holstein heifers comingr 2 years old of Carnation Bloodline. A. L. BIDNE & SON, Lake Mills, Iowa AUCTIONEER, JOE REISCH CORN CRIB 3195" 1100 BUSHEL CAPACITY 2200 BU. CRIB $580.00 VENTILATORS $3.00 Each 4 Section A GRAIN BIN 42950 2200 BUSHEL CAPACITY 20c PER BUSHEL A Corn Crib strong enough to be made into a Grain Bin by the addition of galvanized sheets and a few simple attachments. VERMIN PROOF SIMPLE ERECTION LASTS FOR YEARS We know of no other Crib or Bin, made today, to compare in Strength, Durability or Value! t ^Jke5e Specification . • . . . a 1. The girder uprights are 12 feet high— made of 16 ga . GALVANIZED STEEL. 2y 4 "x4". Theie girders are 2 feet apart— 25 girders to the crib or«bin making it a very strong and durable unit. 2. Not sectional. Galvanized 2"x4" wire mesh continuous. 3. Entire crib or bin either galvanized or Zincolated. / 4. No painted or bolted sections. 5. Shipping weights— Crib 1650 Lbs. Crib and Grain Bin Combination— Shipping weight 2240 Lbt. 6. Weather proof a partially filled crib by usin^ bin sheets and attachments from the top down. 7. When you need a GRAIN BIN . When you need a CORN CRIB . When you need a STORAGE BIN When you need a UTILITY SHED YOU HAVE IT!! Delivery and Erection Can Be Arranged GRAIN STORAGE DISTRIBUTORS Local Dealer: Jens H. Walker, 504 South Federal — Phone 822 — Evenings 2960 — Ext. 418 P. O. Box 541 Mason City, Iowa DROP US A CARD FOR FULL PARTICULARS

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