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Midwest Livestock Trend Good Butchers— 140-150 Ibs. ./ 150-160 Ibs »25.2S 160-170 Ibs $26.25 170-180 Ibs. $27.25 180-190 Ibs 190-200 Ibs 180-200 Ibs $28.50 200-220 Ibs $28.50 220-240 Ibs $28.50 240-270 Ibs $27.00 270-300 Ibs $25.75 300-330 Ibs $24.25 330-360 Ibs $23.25 Good Packing Sows— 270-300 Ibs $23.00 300-330 Ibs $23.00 330-360 Ibs $22.75 360-400 Ibs $22.00 400-450 lb $21.00 450-500 Ibs $20.00 500-550 Ibs $19.00 (TUESDAY'S PRICES) Albert Lea, Austin Minn. Steady to 25c lower $20.90 $22.90 $23.90 $26.50 $28.00 Minn. Steady to 25c lower $28.50 $28.50 $28.50 $27.00 $26.00 $24.25 $23.25 $23.00 $23.00 . $23.00 $22.25 $21.25 $20.25 $20.25 Waterloo Steady $25.23 $26.75 $28.25 $28.50 $28.50 $27.50 $26.25 $24.75 $23.75 $23.25 $23.25 $23.00 $22.00 $21.00 $21.00 $20.25 Cedar Rapids Steady $28.00 $28.25 $28.25 $27.00 $25.50 £24.25 $23.00 $23.25 $23.25 $22.75 $21.50 $20.50 $10.50 $18.75 Livestock Is Steady, Lower Chicago, (/P)—Steady to lower • prices continued to prevail in the livestock trade Tuesday. Hogs were steady to 25 cents less and cattle and sheep steady to 50 cents >• down with top grades showing least weakness. Most good and 1 choice butcher hogs sold from $20 to $29.25 and a top mark of $29.50. Sows fetched $18.50 to $24.50. (U. S. D. A.) Salable hogs 9,000, total 10,500; fairly active, uneven, steady to 25 cents lower on all weights butchers and sows; top $29.50; bulk good and choice 170 to 240 lb. $28.75029.25; 250 to 270 lb. $27.50<®28.75; 280 to 300 lb. $26.25® 27.50; few 330 to 360 lb. $23.50@25; choice around 500 lb. butchers $20; good and choice sows under 350 lb. $23<fJ24.50; few on butcher order $24.75 and above; pood 375 to 400 lb. ?21(<-T22.50; 425 to 4f,0 j'o. ?20@21; 475 to 550 lb. $18.50®20; good clearance. Salable cattle 5.500, total 5,700; salable calves 600, total 600; choice steers and / heifers steady; all others weak to 50 cents lower; load-lot top choice 1,240 lb. steers $39.75; short load $40; most choice steers and yearlings $38(339.50; medium and good grade $27©36; choice heifers $38.25; good and choice heifers $33@38; cows weak to 50 cents lower; common and medium beef cows $19@22.50; canners and cutters $14.50® 18; bulls and vealers steady; weighty sausage bulls to $26; vealers $31 down. Salable sheep 1,000, total 3,000: spring lambs and yearlings steady to 50 cents lower; ewes steady; good and choice native spring lambs $30(<?;31 with bucks discounted $1; most sales $30 with only odd small lots $30.50 and 31; common light spring lambs down to $20; load medium and good mixed old-crop shorn lambs and yearlings at $23; shorn na- slaughter ewes S9@ll.50. Corn, Oats in Advance Chicago, (&) — Improved flour demand brought aggressive mill buying into the wheat pit at the board of trade Tuesday. At times wheat was more than 2 cents above the previous close and generally profit cashing was well absorbed. Corn and oats advanced with wheat, the December and September corn scoring greatest gains. Oats were under pressure part of the time and July oats could not develop much steam. Bookings of oats were placed at 300,000 bushels, corn at 156,000 bushels and wheat at 120,000 bushels. At the finish profit cashing had eaten into the advance and wheat was J higher to % lower than the previous close, July $2.25J. Corn was 3i lower to j higher, July $2.07i-$2.07. Oats were $ to 1J lower, July 81-80i. Rye was 1J to H higher, December $1.88£ and soybeans were 2 to 3 cents higher, July $3.78. CHICAGO GRAIN CLOSE (Tuesday's Market) Chicago, (IP) — WHEAT— High Low July 2.273B 2.24Vi Sept 2.30Va 2.27 n A Dec 2.32% 2.30V'n ,Iny 2.2SK 2.27'/a CORN— July 2.10% iept J.78T. ESTIMATED LIVESTOCK RECEIPTS (.Tuesday's Market) Chicago, (/P)— (U. S. D. A.)—Estimated talahle livestock receipts for Wednesday: B.OOO hogs, 9,000 cattle, and 1,500 sheep. Local Livestock HOGS MASON CITY—For Tuesday Steady to 25 cents lower. Good light lights 160-170 526.25 Gooti light lights 170-180 $27.25 Good med. weights 180-200 $28.25 Good med. weights 220-240 $28.25 Good med. weights 220-240 $28.25 Good med. weights 240-270 S27.25 Good med. weights 270-300 $26.00 Good med. weights 300-330 $24.SO Good med. weights 330-300 $23.25 Good sows 270-300 $23.25 Good sows 300-330 $23.25 Good sows 330-360 $23.25 Good sows 360-400 $22.25 Good sows 400-450 $21.25 Good sows 450-500 $20.25 Good sows 500 and up $19.25 No hogs received after 5 p. m. Jacob E. Decker & Sons CATTLE MASON CITY—For Tuesday Good steers and heifers $33.00-3C.OO Good to choice steers and heifers $31.00-33.00 Good steers and heifers .... $30.00-31.00 Medium steers and heifers ... $27.00-29.00 tair steers and heifers $21.00-23.50 Plain steers and heifers ..... $19.00-21.00 Choice cows $21.00-23.00 Good cows $20.00-22.00 Medium cows ....: $19.50-22.50 Fair cows Good bulls $17.00-18.50 $21.00-23.00 Medium bulls $20.00-22.00 Bologna bulls $18.00-21.00 Canners and cutters S14.50-17.00 CALVES MASON CITY—For Tuesday Cholca $28.00 Good 526.00 Medium $21.00 Common , $18.00 rCuli* $14.00 GENUINE SPRING LAMBS Good to choice $2800 EWES Good to choice $7.50-9.50 Medium $ 6.50- 7.50 Pornmon and culls S 5.00- 6.00 Stock Market Drives Ahead New York, (/P)—The stock market drove ahead decisively Tuesday after scoring heavy losses in the 3 preceding sessions. Gains running to as much as G points helped to wipe out some of Monday's declines, which on the average were the most severe in nearly 2 years. Buying power was well distributed. Support 1st appeared in force in the rail and oil sections -'but soon spilled over into such key groups as the Steels, Motors and Chemicals. Fast turnover developed at times. Business for the full day was at the rate of around 1,600,000 shares. This was far below Monday's 2,560,000 shares but still a good piece of business. Bonds were mixed. Produce (Quotation by E. G. Morse) MASON CITY—For Tuesday Eggs, No. 1 44c Eggs, undergrades 33c Eggs, nest run 37c Heavy hens, 5 Ibs. up 27c Heavy hens, 4 to 5 Ibs. up ... 22c Light hens 18c Springs, heavy breeds 37c Springs, Leghorns 33c Old cocks, heavy breeds 15c Leghorn cocks 12c Eggs, at retail 45-53c Butter, Iowa State Brand . 88-89$. Butter, Corn Country 87-88c CHICAGO POTATOES <Ttttiday'j Market) Chlcafo, UP)—<U. S. D. A.)—Potatoes; Arrivals 89; on track 351; total U. S. •hip ments 335; supplies moderate; demand glow; market about steady. Arizona long whites $4.50. California long •whites ?',10@4.50. Idaho.Bliss Triumphs «4e*.50. Kansaii Cobbler* ?2.50@2.75, Red Warbas $2.75. Missouri Cobblers -»2.60ra 3.80. Nebraska Bed Warbat 17.40tg3.75, BUM Triumphs JV35. Texas Bliss Trl- umphl $4<fjJ4.75. CHICAGO (Tueid»y'» Market) Chtc»K). yr)— (U. S. D. A.)—Live poultry: Steady. Receipts IH) truck». Prices unchanged except duckling* 2 cnnta a nd higher at 30c, F. O, B. wholesale ket Dec. 1.59 May l.GHi OATS— July BZ'.i Sept 77 u i Dec .79 3 < May 8(Hi RYE— Dec 1.88','a May 1.89 SOYBEANS— July 3.83 Nov 2.98 ARD— July 21. m Sept 22.95 Oct 22.30 Nov 22.32 Dec .23.37 Jan 23.35 2.07 3.78% 1.57 1.60 .RO' .791, 1.86 21.37 21.97 22.10 22.10 23.00 22.95 Close 2.2D 3 ,i 2.28Va 2.30Vn 2.28'/i 2.07'A 3.76% 1.58 1.60% .81 .76V. .78'a .80 I.88V-1 1.89 3.78 2.98 21.72 22.02 22.15 22.25 23.07 23.20 Mason City Grain (Quotations Farmers' Elevatnr) At 10 a. m. Tuesday No. 2 oats, 32 Ibs., 5 day 66c No. 2 yellow corn, 5 day .... $1.90 Soybeans, No. 2, subject to quotations. Soybeans, Nov $2.76 CHICAGO CASH CHAIN (Tuesday's Market) Ciiicajfo, (/rt—Wheat: No. 2 red $2.28'/,fi 2.2a=!i; No. 2 red tough $2.26 Va; No. 3 red (garlicky) $2.24V-i(Ci'.2.28; No. 3 red ough $2.2IV4(S2.23; No. 4 red tough $2.22; sample grade red tough S2.1fl :1 ,4; No. 1 .ard S2.28®2.28'/ 2 ; 'No. 2 hard 52.27 'ATI 2.28; No. 2 hard tough $2.24; No. 1 yel ow hard $2.28®2.29; No. 2 yellow hard $2.28'A; No. 2 yellow hard $2.26'A; No. 1 mixed 52.27 «/i: No. 2 mixed $2.27. Corn: No. 1 yellow $2.15 :l .4fi!2.17: No. 2, $2.15(il2.1G; No. 3, S2.16'/ a ; No. 4 ?2.10f(T;2.11. Oats: No. T heavy mixed ai 1 /<®R2 1 / 2 c No, " " 85'/a white 82V4<582%c; No. 3 white 81c; sample grade heavy white 77 '.'*c. Rye: No. 1 phimp tough $1.95. Barley nominal: Malting $1.60(31.95 feed SJ.20ffTl.55. Soybeans: None. 1 mixed B2c; No. 1 heavy white No. I white B2 1 / a rr7'83c: No. 2 New York Stocks By The Associated Press Anaconda Cop. 36i. Bendix Aviat. 33J. Beth Steel 35. Boeing Airplane 24J. Chrysler Corp. 60J. Gen. Elec. 39|. Gen. Motors 60J. Illinois Central 38J. Int. Harvester 31 g. Montgom. Ward 55J. N. Y. Central R. R. 16i. Radio Corp. 12£. Sears Roebuck 38J. Stand. Oil Ind. 48$. Stand. Oil N. J. 81i. Texas Co. 61. U. S. Steel 78i. the Cerro Gordo safety committee. Precaution Due to Heat Urged Here High temperatures and the rush of the harvesting season will cause some Cerro Gordo county folks to be overcome by heat unless precautions are taken, Marion E. Olson, county extension director said this week.' When heat illness strikes it can be serious. Mr. Olson warns to avoid over-exposure to the sun or too prolonged physical exertion in extreme heat. goal is the removal of | Heat exhaustion and sun stroke are 2 different things, even though Plan Safety Drive Here Survey Shows Worst Hazards on Farm The farm accident hazard removal campaign will get under way in Cerro Gordo county Monday, July 26,' as National Farm Safety Week opens, according to county farm The goal set for national farm safety week is that each member of every farm family recognize and remove at least one accident haz- July ZO, _ 194S 15 Maion City GI»be-G»i«tt«, Mu»n City, U. temperatures and high humidity. Wear a hat out of doors. Wear light, porous clothing and avoid tight-fitting clothes. Increase the use of salt in food, or use salt tablets or salt in drinking water. Drink water often throughout the day, one glass at a time. Eat nutritious food but 'avoid overeating. Vitamin C lost through perspiration should be replaced with fruit juices. Get plenty of sleep, bathe regularly and do not drink ice cold water or alcohol. STRIP CROPPING IN CERRO GORDO COUNTY—What is believed to be the first strip cropping in Cerro Gordo county is shown in the picture above taken from the air ooking north onto the Leo Cunningham 80 acre farm in Owen township. Something like 20 acres are contained in the curved strip on which the plowing and planting was done following on the level the curvature of the hill which rises toward a Deak on the upper right cor-^ ner of the farm. The darker shade on the right of the strip is a bean crop, while the left part of the strip is in corn. Assisting Cunningham in this in strip corn program as a soil conservation measure is J. Hugh Braby, Cerro Gordo county supervisor of the farmers home administration, with which agency Cunningham is a co-operator. Prevents Soil Washing: As pointed out by Braby the purpose of strip farming—that is planting different types of crops in contour strips—is to prevent washing of the soil. In this instance the soil washing problem wasn't severe, the grade being from G to 10 per cent, but the slope in its entirety is a long one and the soil washing gathers momentum as the water is carried down the slope if there aren't provisions to stop it. Part and parcel with the strip farming is crop rotation, Braby stated. Next year the upper half of the strip will be seeded to oats and the lower half again into corn as part of a 5 year rotation plan of corn for 2 years, then oats with alfalfa and brome for the 3rd year and alfalfa and brome for the 4th and 5th years. Occasionally beans are planted as a cash crop instead of corn. Had Braby the grade would not been have steeper recom- Countryside By Albert and Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minn. mended 2 strips of cultivated crops together, but %vould have placed small grain on one of them. Bisects Oats Field As will be seen by the picture the strip crops bisect an oats field along the north part of the farm while the area to the south of this has been seeded. The plan is to proceed further with the crop stripping program next year at which time the northwest corner of the farm, upper left, will come under the program. The area to the south of the house, which is level bottom land, is not under the contour program. On this the rotation will be 2 years of corn, a year of oats and then a year of clover. The area to the west of the house (to the left in the picture) is undrained land too wet for crops. It is being used for pasture. This area will come under an improved pasture program, which is being stressed by the farmers home administration. "In order to make this a better pasture we are putting in 5 or 6 acres of Reed's canary grass with Ladino clover," Braby stated. The roadsides are mo s 11 y mo%ved, and the air is full of sweetness. The odor, so compelling and yet elusive, is that of the oldest of essences, hay, and one which has not been captured or duplicated by perfume makers. It is said that could this conglomerate and most elemental of all odors be manufactured, even synthetically, it would become the costliest perfume iri the world. So in order to enjoy it, one must go, not to the market places, but to the countryside itself. * * * At the present prices of good dairy cows, if you put the total sum all in $5 bills and rolled the bills up, you would have a roll big: enough io choke the cow. Recently a cow, age 25 years, was sold for the sum of $160. She cost $32 to start with; had 11 calves and was a good, dependable milker for most of that time. There should be some kind of a hall of fame for such animals. * * * We meant to bring it home but forgot, something we ran into vhile scything: weeds along the ence-row—a bird's nest which ind been built against the stalk of a marsh elder plant. The nest tself was empty, the young hav- ng evidently been hatched out flown. Who says that marsh We have a cooling rain! After a week of intense heat, the weather lias cooled for a little while, and we are enjoying a cool, fresh spell of %veather. Hail and high winds, which took their toll, have so far escaped us. Flax, oats and barley stand high and straight and thick, ready for the binder and com-* Spray Apple Trees for Maggot Flies Apple magot, or "railroad worm," flies are now emerging in this area, County Extension Director Marion E. Olson warned Cerro Gordo county orchardists this week. This insect is the most serious pest in the northern half of Iowa,' according to Ed Cott, Iowa State college extension horticulturist. A control spray should be ap- lied at once, before the flies lay heir eggs. The adult flies are ather easily killed, but the mag- Is cannot be killed because the ggs are laid under the skin of he apples. The time of emergence of the lies may vary in different orch- rds. To best determine emerg- nce time, use bait traps, says Mr. Olson. " Make the trap by filling gallon pair Ji to $ full of a so- ution containing 2 teaspoons of lousehold ammonia and 1 of granulated soap per quart of water, xamine the traps daily and remove all dead flies. Spray cards giving directions or mixing and application of the control spray have been mailed o all county growers. A second spray application shoud be made about 10 days after he first. This second spray ihould be applied to varieties ripening before Wealthy unless the fruit is washed thoroughly before using, however. To prevent an increase of this insect, pick up and destroy a\ dropped fruit once or twice a week, Mr. Olson recommends. 800,000 hazards. The safety campaign will be an attempt to teach farm folks 3 things. The first is how to recognize accident hazards. The 2nd is how to remove them and the 3rd is how to live safely with accident hazards that cannot be removed. Safety Every Week Norval Wardle, farm safety specialist at Iowa State college, suggests that every week'in the year be safety week on every farm. Being on the lookout for hazards one week out of a year won't make farming as safe a business as it could be. He says that regular hazard hunts should be made by farm families, with particular attention given to new equipment with which the family is not acquainted. That there are plenty of hazards to remove is shown by results of 4-H boys club work in farm safety. Twelve counties reported 1,323 inspections made and an average removal of 5 hazards at each inspection. Wardle points out that not all the hazards were removed in places inspected. Survey Shows Hazards The places where Cerro Gordo farmers are most likely to find accident hazards are indicated by results of a survey taken in Cerro Gordo, Linn and Bremer counties. Accidents at work lead the list, accounting for 43.9 per cent of all farm accidents. Next were mishaps in the home causing 14 per cent, 12.3 per cent traffic accidents and 29.8 per cent miscellaneous. Falls accounted for 28.1 per cent of the accidents and machines 17.5 per cent. Mr. Olson says that farm- both may seem to result from exposure to extreme external heat. Mr. Olson says that if the patient's skin is cold and clammy the condition is heat exhaustion and if the skin is hot and dry it is sun stroke. There is a safe rule to follow in treating folks suspected of being ill with either heat exhaustion or sun stroke. If the patient is cold, make him warm; if he is hot; make him cool. Here are recommendations of the National Safety Council to protect yourself against heat sickness: Avoid over-exertion, particularly in the early part of a heat wave. Avoid too much exposure to direct sun rays, or extreme indoor FARM BUREAU CALENDAR July.21—Lake township Farm Bureau, City hall, 4-H club in charge, 8 p. m. Union township Farm Bureau, Lakeside church, girl's 4-JH club in charge, 8 p. m. Lime Creek 4-H boys, home of Bruce Holland, 8 p. m. July 22—F alls township Farm Bureau, home of Grant Johnson, program in charge of boys and girls 4-H clubs, 8 p. m. July 26—G rant township 4-H club, home of Marilyn Momyer, 8 p. m. July 27—4-H club tour of bee inspection with F. B. Paddock^ Ames. CHICAGO PRODUCE (Tuesday's Market) Chicago, (fi'i —Butter weak. Beceipts 631,598. Prices unchanged to 2 cents a pound lower. 93 score A A 7!)c; 32 A 76c; 90 B 74.5c; 89 C 73c. Eggs unsettled. Receipts 19,977. Prices unchanged to 1'A cents a dozen lower. Current receipts 37((i3Bc; dirties 34c; checks 33c; balance unchanged. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVESTOCK (Tuesday's Market* South St. Paul, (U.R)—(U. S. D. A.) — Livestock: Cattle 4,000. Determined bearish pressure on all slaughter cattle. Cows made up to 70 per cent oi receipts. Sizable showing grain-fed stetis and yearlings. Slaughter steers and heifers weak with Monday's /ul! 50 cent downturn. Choice 1,151 and 1.230 lb. steers also 1,075 lb. mixed yearlings $3B. Some steers held higer. Several loads border-line choice steers, yearlings and mixed yearlings $37^37.50. Bulk good S33.50@36.50. Load choice 994 lb. heifers $37.50. Few other good heifers $33<iti36. Medium grade steers and heifers $28©32. Common $22<f£ 26. Cows unevenly steady to 50 cents lower with beef cows showing most downturn. Good beef cows $22.50024.50, common and medium $19<JJ22, canners- cuttcrs $16®18; beefy cutters $1«.50. Bulls weak to 50 cents lower. Medium- good $23ffv 25.50; cutter and common grades $20^2^50. Stockcrs and feeders trade dull. Good stock steers $27; few medium good stock steers $23©2-3. Dairy cows unchanged. Calves 1,800. Vealers $1 lower. Good-choice $2G®31, common- medium S16rf_{25, culls $14fill5. HORS R.300. Opening slow. Good-choice 170 to 240 )b. barrows and gilts $28.75, 25 to 50 cents lower. Other bids 25 to 50 cents off. Sows opened 25 to 50 cents lower. Good-choice 300 lb. average $22.7502.7. 330 to 400 lb. $21022.75. Average coat, weights Monday: Barrows, gills $25.06, 28fi Ibs.; sows $22.fil, 341. Sheep 1,100. Only 500 head mixed truck-Ins on sale. Spring Inmbs opened steady with early sales good and choice native springers $29. NEW YORK PRODUCE (Tuesday'. Market) Ntw York, m— Butter 1,086,785. Easy. Wholesale prices on bulk cartons: Creamery, higher than 92 score and premium marks AA 79<fti80c: 92 score A 17c; 90 score B 73tf}73'Ac; 89 score C 72'Ac. (New tubs usually command cent a pound over the bulk carton price). Cheese 786,854, Steady. Prices unchanged. Egg prices were mixed In the wholesale market Tuesday. Eggs 33,568. Irregular. New York spot quotations follow: Midwesterm Mixed colors: Fancy heavyweights S3',<i®55c: extra. No. 1 large 50<fl51c; extra, No. 2 large 47«H8c; extra, No. 1, medium 48rft49c; standard, No. 1 dirties 38c; check* '36c. CERRO GORDO FARM BUREAU President ... Earl M. Dean, M. C., Rt. 3 Vice Pres Mclvln Hawke, Sheffield Secretary, Leigh R. Curran, M. C., Rt. .1 Treasurer . . Wayne Wolford, Clear Lake BOARD OP DIRECTORS Grant ... Wilbur Meckstroth, Clear Lake Lincoln Willard S. Fulghum, Jr. Mason City, Route 1 Lime Creek, L. Fairbanks, M. C., Rt. 4 Paul H. Matzen, M. C., Rt. 2 Falls Clear Lake Twp.. Richard Ax, Ventura Lake C. H. Sears, Mason City, Rt. 1 Mason Floyd Hockadny, M. C., Rt. 1 Portland Edw. G. DeGrnw, Rockford Union Amos Brckke, Clear Lake Mt. Vernon, Glen Amosson, Clear Lake Bath Ray Harris, Rockwell Owen , Roy Sharp, Rockford Crimea Merlin Floy, Thornton Pleasant Valley, Don J. Vail, Sheffield Genesco Glen Roben, Sheffield Dougherty . . Walter Boehlje, Dougherty FAMILY LIVING COMMITTEF. County Chairman Mrs. Melvin Evans Vice Chairman Mason City. Route 1 Mrs. Charles Wagner Mnson City, Route 3 Secretary Mrs. A. K. Carstens Burchlnal Library Chnfrman ., Mrs. Lloyd Bartlctt Mason City, Route 2 Health Chairman School Chairman Burchlnal Mrs. Waller Conn Mrs. Elmer Thrams Music Chulrman Mason City, Route 1 Mrs. Earl M. Dean Mason City, Route 3 Int. Relations Chairman .. Mrs. Roy Bast Clear Lake Foils Mrs. i.lchard Claus, Plymouth Lime Creek Mrs. Walter Benjegerdes, M. C., Rt. Lincoln, Mrs. Hazar Hall, Clear Lake Grant, Mrs. Casey Prestholt, Clear Lake Clear Lake Mrs. Ed Erlckson Clear Lake Lake, Mrs. Ben Skadeland, Clear Lake Mason Mrs. Floyd Hockaday Mason City, Rt. 1 Portland. Mrs. Lee Bchne, Nora Springs Owen Mrs. Charles Wagner Mason City, Route 3 Bath Mrs. Ray Harris, Rockwel Union ... Mrs. Edwin Zoolc, Clear Lako Mt. Vernon Mrs. Carl Bartlet Burchlnal Grimes Mrs. Adolph Anderson Thornton Pleasant Valley Mrs. Carrol Rlcr Ocneseo Mrs. Frank Kirk, Rockwel Dougherty .. Mrs. E. a. Dougherty Dougherty elders are good for nothing? * * * A robin built a nest against a arge stack of baled straw that we have on the place. The nest was built at the northwest corner of the stack. When we started to shock oats as a boy, father told us always to point the capsheaf toward the northwest, to withstand the heavy rainstorms that usually came from that direction, * * * On the other hand, tornadoes usually come out of the southwest, and the robin probably figured that it could weather a summer rainstorm better than a tornado. A Leghorn hen on the place also chose the stack of bales for a brooding place, and she made her nest very high, between the first and second tiers of bales, or about 14 feet in the air. The robii had made her nest much lower about 6 feet from the ground. Both brooded at the same time, the hen directly above the robin. So far as we could observe, everything wen along peacefully. * * <• It was probably the old story o the salt licks, or the water hole where wild animals congregate and do not molest one another Otherwise barnyard fowl and birds do not get along. The other day v/e heard a furious commotion in the henhouse. It was in the daytime. We rushed down there A pigeon had got into the henhouse and the hens were all after it. By the time we rescued the pigeon it was half picked to death * * * But if hens will attack a pigeon as an alien element, why will they not attack a furred intruder, like a skunk, weasel or mink? Prob' ably because these furred intrud ers come always in the night. Bu we remember once a muskrat in our henhouse in hroad daylight Where were the hens? Mostly on the roosts, scared to death. * * * But if hens are always so readj to attack feathered intruders, yoi know what we would like to do Put a chicken hawk into the hen house, and then see what hap pcned.' MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Call Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Slock We Pay All Phone Charges License No. 42 Dept. of Agriculture Iowa Vets Good Risks DCS Moines,, (U.R)—The Iowa Veterans Administration has made loans to 25,000 veterans for home purchases since World War II. I has had only 8 "bad risks." ers should be especially careful while haying and harvesting. Both of these jobs involve machinery and present chances for falls. The contributing factors in farm accidents include hurrying in 19.3 per cent of the cases, using an unsafe method in 33.3 per cent, lack of training in 10.5 per cent, carelessness in 5.3 per cent, safe:y devices not used in 3.5 per cent, liredness in 1.2 per cent, no contributing factor in 19.5 per cent, and other than those listed in 7.6 per cent of the accidents. Phil R. Sheimo AUCTIONEER FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 SELL US YOUR HIDES & WOOL Also Your , . . Scrap Iron & Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 5th S. W. Flying Service Machine Shop We | ding ALL TYPES OF WELDING AND MACHINE WORK Highway 18 East Phone 1020 Livestock AUCTION! THURSDAY, JULY ZZ I GARNER^ IOWA I (SALE STARTS AT 1 P. M.) I 300—CATTLE—300 Advance listing as follows: 24 good quality Hereford steers from Havre, Montana weighing €75 lbs- 20 good quality Hereford heifers from Havre, Mont. weighing $50 n>s. Also the usual good offering of native steers and heifers, all breeds, weights, and classes. 2 Purebred Holstein bulls, serviceable age. Usual good receipts of springing cows, springing heifers, breeding bulls of various classes, veal calves, butcher stock of all kinds. Mr. Farmer and Feeder: If you need replacement cattle be at Garner this Thursday. These stocker and feeders are bound to get higher when the harvesting is over. If you have any class of butcher stock to sell you will find a very good demand at this Auction for them with the market as high or higher here as on any terminal market. HOGS: Run will be usual good offering of native feeder wet sows, bred sows, and boars. (Notice—Wet sows are In rood demand here and will brine considerably more than on the market. Plenty of buyers for those lirht plsrs too.) HORSES: We have a good market on iho«e work horses aa well as the killer horses. Garner Sales Co. Mid West heavy-duty, high- quality truck bodies have styling and construction features unmatched on the market today. Mid West truck bodies carry MORE because inside dimensions provide maximum payload capacity. You'll appreciate the superior features of these precision-built, heavy-duty bodies. Available in thxee body types. AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 25 First St. S. W. Phone 143 Take it from me *.. f here's nothing like Ford Hydraulic Touch Control Maybe I'm lazy or maybe I'm smart. Anyhow, when I'm on a tractor, I don't want any tugging at stiff levers to raise heavy plows, cultivators and whatnot. I'll take Ford Hydraulic Touch Control every time. I can sit on this new Ford Tractor and lift or lower and set an implement by moving the Touch Control lever.' f Say! Maybe you are like me ... lazy or smart, take your choice. Anyhow, if you want easier, faster farming tell me to bring out a new Ford Tractor for a fre« demonstration that you'll enjoy ...without obligation. I By the way... my good service on all Ford Tractors [and^equipment for them has a lot of folks talking. BAHR IMPLEMENT CO. 18 — 7th St. S. E. Phone 273

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