Young Farmer Calls "Foundation" of Agriculture FLOYD T. BODE DEVELOPS HERD OF35HOLSTEINS Dairying is a foundation stone of Iowa agriculture. That is the opninion of 'Floyd T. Bode, one of the younger farmers of Kossuth county who has seen his own interests in 4-H work bear fruit in more recent years as he got into dairying himself. "Cash returns from milk heads the list of all farm products," he added. Started in 1933. Back in 1933, Floyd started building on the cornerstone of dairying for., himself with a purebred Holstcin club heifer, and he has been interested in that breed ever since. In 4~H club work he took advantage oi' every opportunity to find out how the more successful dairymen operated. He soon learned that the first necessity was a sound breeding program, and that from there on it depended upon the owner of a herd. His care and management should bring the desired results, which is to make the business pay its own way. Has Herd of 35. Today Floyd has 35 head of high grade and purebred Holstein cattle, headed 'by a very good 'bull for production. As milk is the most perfect food known, he hopes to continue with Ins herd, not only for his own use. but for-the sake of feeding people v.ho cannot produce it. "Take the foods which contaia milk away from the (able and it will look mighty plim," says Floyd. Floyd, incidentally, was a junior member of the Holstein-Friesian Ass'n of America from 1930 to 1038, and became a life member Dec. 9. 1943. The Association has a membership of 35,000 Holstein breeders.. LOW COST ADVERTISING — That's what you get in Upper Des Moines want ads! Over 4,000 Floyd T. Bode OPA MAKING A SURVEY OF PRICES To safeguard the buying power of the family .budget, volunteers and representatives of the Kossuth Price Control Board are increasing their efforts to carry on community-wide surveys of current retail 'prices, according to W. P. French, chanrman of. the board. As a result of these surveys conducted in the middle west during February and March, 12,000 cases were scheduled for conferences with price panels. ."While volunteers .from the Price Control Board spend many hours each week checking retail prices, the real dam against the inflationary floodtide which threatens our economy today is the mass will of the people to resist it," Mr. French declared. In urging closer co-operation of local housewives to watch for small overcharges, Mr. French said that a two cent overcharge on a can of beans might seem too trivial to report. "But that two cents, if applied to the total 1944 pack .of 400,000,000 No. 2 cans, would amount to $8 million. That is the way inflation creeps in—through a thousand small 'holes in' the price control dike." Pixie Sisters Held Party Thursday At Sexton Hall Sexton: A large crowd attended the Pixie Sister party at the hall Thursday afternoon and new names were drawn for who? who? Sisters for the new year. Committee serving are Mrs. Geo. C. Olsen, Mrs. John Jennings, and Mrs. Martin Mimbach. A number of the Returned Veterans attended the banquet Wednesday evening in Algona for the World War II veterans. Little Andrew Huff of Wesley visited Thursday afternoon with his uncle, Bill Huff. Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Sanders and Mrs. Mary Morris went to Clear Lake Friday, where they spent the weekend at the Hawley summer cottage with the Hawley family. Mrs. Ella Hartley, Britt, was over night guest at the Soren Didriksen home after having attended the Pixie Sister party on Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Elza Trafford, north of Wesley, were Sunday dinner guests at the Frank Fox home east of town. Mrs. Mable Wermersen of California visited part of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Steven north of town. BUTTER. CHEESE SCARCE. Remember when June' Dairy Month was started? Dairy foods were plentiful then. Now butter and cheese are hard to get, although milk, ice cream and cottage cheese are readily available. But we're still glad to observe Dairy Month because it promises us that some day—we hope it isn't too long—all nutritious dairy foods will again be plentiful. • r^> it's smooth! . . delicious! . . refreshing! Made" Fountain Treat! ICE CRiAM Take Home A Quart Algona Ice Cream Factory A HOME-OWNED ALGONA INSTITUTION OTTOSEN GROUP ADOPTSSECOND VETERAN'S CHILD Ottosen: The United Service Women of America met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. John Vina&s with 14 members attending. A letter was read .iirecting all units to change the name from United Service Women of America to Auxiliary of the American Vets. Another letter was read stating that Nola Jean Conklins father had been released from the service and that he had taken her with her sisters and brothers to be with him. Nola Jean is the little girl that the organization had adopted and had sent clothing, etc. The organization voted to adopt another little girl to care for. Each member 'brought two dozen cookies to this meeting to be packed and sent to the boys at Knoxville. The next meeting will be at the 'home of Mrs. Herman Pooch. Ladies Rural Club The Ladies Rural club held its last club meeting for this year Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Archie Struthers. iFour- teen members answered the roll call "What is new in medicine." Some plans were made for the •fall flower show. Three new members were added to the or- organization. They are Mrs. Jessie Struthers, an associate. mem- 'ber, and Mrs. Ted Underberg and Mrs. Ted Struthers, active members. A flower exhibit was held at this meeting with, Mrs. Roy Telfopd winning first prize, Mrs. John Coyle, second, and Mrs., Dorothy Hundertmark, third. In two weeks a club picnic will be held at the schoolhouse which will wind up all the club activities for the past year. The first meeting in the fall -will be some time-in August. Guests were Mrs. Ted rStruthers, Mrs. Jessie Struthers, Naomi Struthers, Mrs. Roy Enockson left Tuesday by bus for Rochester, Minn., where she will go through the clinic. She has 'been troubled for some time with arthritis and sinus trouble, > RUBBER STAMP INK, washable or Indelible at the ADVANCE .Subscription—$2.50 per year; 7o single copy. Adv. rate 42c inch. HOVEY IMPLEMENT COMPANY Congratulations to the Dairy Farmer on a Job Well Done! / Hinman Milker The ONLY Machine with 10-inch Vacuum. Low Vacuum and Fast Pulsation is What You Want in a Milker! T hi £ friendly Bank, HAS ALWAYS BEEN A "GOOD FRIEND" to The Dairy Cow We have always recognized the fact that here in Kossuth county as elsewhere, the Dairy In- ilustry is a very important part of the agricultural foundation upon which so much of this country is built, Nqw, ou the occasion of DAIRY MONTH, we salute particularly the fine herds in our territory, who are producing at a pace that is almost equal to last year's record production. ** As a banking institution, we commend the farmers of this community for their great con- tributiou to the production of jjajry products. Kl IY STATE BANK ;*w' Friendly Pawk" <?.,«, $ W. Haggard, Vice ?res. Frank Koblhass, Yipe Pres, JS, A, Scheme}, J. $. Wurtagb, A«st.
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