Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 3
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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22 Mason- City Globe-Gazette Manure, Lime Phosphate, Boost Returns Manure, lime and superphos- phate fertilizer give the best returns on Webster-Clarion soils, such as are found throughout much of north-central Iowa. First year meadow in a corn- corn-oats-meadow-meadow rotation has a growth about 4 times that of meadow receiving no fertilizer says, Agronomist A. J. Englehorn. The same fertilizer combination is also showing up best for oats. Corn is responding to phosphorus this year, also. It has twice theg rowth of corn receiving no treatment and 'has better color and root systems: In corn yield rotation studies, Englehorn said that corn grown in fields previously in legumes yielded nearly 3 times as much as continuous corn last year. Corn grown year after year on the same land without manure or lime yielded 23 bushels, while in a corn-corn-oats-meadow rotation first year corn returned 52 bushels. Continuous corn with manure and lime added produced 24 bushels as against 69 bushels for corn having the same treatment in the 4-year rotation. The increase in yield was attributed to the legumes improving soil conditions and making more nitrogen available. This was especially beneficial last year when it was wet early but dry later in the growing season. Stands in this year's corn plantings are not as good in fields when corn follows corn continuously as they are in fields where good rotations have been folowed, Englehorn said. $ FABLES FOR CROWN-UPS $ ONCE UPON A TIME — a man - m - and ^J 8 N* * / * S r ^H .\N * s^ * '/ / > looked at their Bank Book~4J|r is •. and said, "Too few dollars", ||| Ve should "' have more.. * The question '*, <. was *x. * • how. They decided to keep regular v > I • » . I • / • / . / f *r deposits^ S^f^T®^/.-Arching to their savings account . . . And — when rushed " - -_ ~ •— , ^fi^ f s for time"; they Bank by Mail FIRST NATIONAL BANK Maso'n City, Iowa Founded in 1869 MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE VCORPORAtlON Farm Scene By KNOX CRAIG Associated Press Staff Writer TALL TALES—This is the time of the year when farmers and gardeners bring in their prize exhibits for display in the local newspaper office. In the' Cedar Rapids area there were reports first of oats 56 inches high. Then samples of 66-inch-high oats were brought in. Now Joseph Andrlik, Cedar Rapids, has appeared with some Marion oats 73 inches high,* Claiming the tall oats title in the Webster City area for the time is Lewis Hansel, farming north of Ellsworth, who has on display some Clinton oats 62 J inches high. A pair of city farmers are shooting for the tall corn crown with their 24 by 28-inch plot of corn at their Cedar Rapids service station. Charles Chyba and Paul Hostak have 4 stalks of corn. Their handkerchief farm also includes a hill of watermelons. * * * COMMUTING FARMER—Dr. Anson Hayes has 642 acres of farm land in southern Iowa and a position as research director at the American Rolling Mill company of Middleton, Ohio, 500 miles away. In order to supervise his farm project near Sigourney, Dr. Hayes, a former Iowa State college chemistry professor, has his own plane which he flies monthly on roundtrips between Ohio and Iowa. He lands his plane at Ottumwa and travels the remaining 25 miles to the farm by jeep. Last year's floods delayed the building of a landing strip on the Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Ph. 977 farm. A hangar was built" and grass strips laid out. However, -.:he floods wasMgd out the seeding, and this y59r the landing area "is back into raising $4 beans and $2.50 corn. * * * HOGS AND HOGS—One,»•£ the largest swine herds in the state is being raised on the Alamo farms near Tipton. The farm, managed by James D. France, now has a hog population o£ nearly 2,500 head, not counting sows kept for farrowing. About 450 acres of the l.^OU acre farm are planted to corn, but. France says he will have -to purchase about as much corn as is raised. The 600 acres of pasture and hay on the farm enable those working on the farm to follow the practice of keeping the sows and pigs on clean ground all the time. In addition to the hogs, the farm has a large herd of purebred Hereford cattle, numbering about 80 head, and about 50 Aberdeen Angus. *** * * At Perry, the Arnold Brothers Packing company recently purchased 550 hybrid hogs, the largest shipment of hybrid hogs ever to be slaughtered at the plant. The hogs were raised in Webster county by Robert Carlson. They netted their owner $50,000, Put Pullets on Range During Hot Weather A pullet shelter placed near the ed£;e of a cornfield or grove on clean range this summer will give the birds the best preparation for a busy laying season later on, says W. R. WhitfiaW, Iowa State college poultryman. Putting the summer shelter on range where the birds will have plenty of green feed and shade, will improve the birds in health and vitality, as well as put fat on them. This will mean niore eggs next winter. Put the pullets in the summer shelter on a warm day and move them to clean range when they are 8 to 12 weeks of age. Poisoning, trapping, gassing and shooting to get rid of rats won't do much good unless ytx*. get rid of the rat harbors, says Harold Gunderson, Iowa State college entomologist. BALE TIES BALE TIES BALE TIES WE JUST MADE A GOOD TRADE ON SOME MERCHANDISE AND WILL PASS IT ON TO YOU. 140 bundles of BALE TIES on a first come, first served basis. SPECIAL at $5.95 per bundle ot 500 ^.^ ^ mm ^__H^—M^——•——— " """"""~"~ FAIRBANKS, MORSE WATER SYSTEMS — both deep and shallow well. FAIRBANKS, MORSE ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS FAIRBANKS, MORSE — 1,000-LB. PLATFORM SCALES JUST RECEIVED A FEW OF THE FAMOUS SUPERFLAME OIL HEATERS in the double nine and also eleven inch sizes. NEW HOLLAND CORN SHELLERS NEW HOLLAND HAMMERMILLS NEW HOLLAND CEMENT MIXERS We Have a Fairly Complete Stock of New Holland Baler Parts and Also Some New 1948 New Holland Black Baler Twine. See Us Now for Your Needs. INNES PICK UPS - Only three left -2 for John Deere HA and 1-6 ft. Universal (fits any Combine with 6' cut) PRIDE OF THE FARM ROTARY FEEDERS—5 and 10 bushel sizes. 2 only — 55 bushel Galvanized Iron HASTING FEEDERS HOG WATERERS — 80 gallon size. 1 USED JOHN DEERE STEEL ELEVATOR - double chain and with wagon — will sell really worth the money. FARM EQUIPMENT * SUPPLY CO. nt—- ana Mason City, Iowa 315 S. Federal Ave. Phone 303 Your A-C Dealer"

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