Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 5
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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JLi. Mas on City Globe-Gazette 20 Chick Hatch Down Again During May Number of chicks hatched in commercial hatcheries continued during May the decline which has been under way for some time. May, 1S48, was 12 per cent under May, 1947. Total drop for the first 4 months of the year under last year's numbers hatched has been 13 per cent. In Idwa only 20,000,000 chicks were hatched during May. This compares to 26,700,000 in the same month last year For the first 5 months, Iowa hatched 67,240,- SoO chicks against 84,170,000 last year. Noxious weed infestations m seed keep many producers from getting their seed certified. d Cattle Ljraze Ha, 20 s«ond st. s. w. FARM STORE ""no '« STORE UP TO 700 BUSHELS OF EAR CORN IN Wards PORTABLE CRIB 216 00 Yes, you can store up fo 700 bu.'of ear corn—wherever it's most convenient on your farm- with Wards portable, all-metal crib! Or line it with kraff paper for temporary storage of grain or ensilage! Crib has 12 easy- to-put-up sections (2 with doors) covered with heavy wire mesh! High rat-guard at base! Can be used for 3 separate chicken or livestock pens, tool See it! This peaceful scene was taken just east of the Odd Fellows homes. Beyond the fence by the cattle is the one acre cemetery where those residents of the home are laid to rest who do not have family plots in the communities from which they came. The horses and cattle belong to the Odd Fellows farm. There are 2 work teams and a saddle pony, 65 head of cattle including 30 milk cows and about 125 head of hogs on the farm. "We have no bull," Supt. Delahoyde explained. "We have started to use artificial insemination. It's safer for the boys and old men not to have a dairy bull around." The horses are used quite a bit Delahoyde said, even though there are several tractors also on the 350 acres which are being farmed. . . ,, . There are 55 acres m oats this year, 45 acres in hay, 125 acres of corn including 25 acres drilled for silage, 90 acres of pasture and 10 acres of lawn. The superintendent mentioned the lawn, he explained, because it takes a considerable amount of labor for its care. One man on a power mower takes 4 days to cover it and another follows behind him with a hand mower {.o trim around trees and the like. Like many other iarms in North Iowa last winter, this one lost its alfalfa crop from freez-- ing So the 30 acres was plowed and 3 bushel of soybeans to the acre drilled in. When the soy- and had been plowed twice, the entire field was seeded with bu- dan grass and harrowed It will alLbe harvested for hay, Delahoyle said. He admitted that one of the trustees thought the soybeans looked so good the Sudan should be P^wed under so the bean crop could be hai- vested. "But we need the and it's too expensive to buy, the superintendent decided. Deepen Litter to Combat Coccidiosis Now that hot wet weather is here be on the lookout for coc- cidosis in your flocks. The easiest, most practical way for Iowa chicken raisers to control tms disease is to deepen the litter and stir it at frequent intervals. _ W. R. Whitfield, extension poultryman from Iowa Starte college, recommends using a litter from 4 to 6 inches deep and stirring it every 2 days. The, chicks do not entirely escape coccidiosis but only get a mild form which develops immunity. Even a well grown and healthy appearing flock may break out with the disease, Whitfield say*, and if this occurs the chicks should be kept inside. AA oboof Words Home /mprovemen/ Poymenf Plan CLOCK. SHELF REFRIGERATORS • HOME FREEZERS KOOKALL ELECTRIC RANGES A QUALITY NAME FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS We Are Proud and Happy to Present This Fine Merchandise to Our Trade. J. H. MARSTON CO. Service Since 1921 Phone 743 24 First Street S. E. if| Service Since 1921 Electrical Installations and Remodeling 12,000 Attend I. S.C. Short Courses in 'M Ames —Nearly 12,000 lowans attended short courses at Iowa State college last year, K. M. Vifquain, short course chairman, reported. The actual count tor all short courses held dunng^ne year ending May 21 was 11, <03 _an increase of 4,005 over attendance for 1946-47. Highest attendance for a single event was 2,100 persons at the 4-day Farm and Home week, held in February. Second highest were agronomy field days held on campus, with a total of l,22o. There were fewer cattle on feed April 1 than a year ago. Iowa had a 28 per cent drop which was exactly average for the western half of the Corn Belt. SEE AL & DICK YOUR GOODYEAR TIRE DEALER When it is time to trade Tires . . . • Factory Lubrication • Car Wash and Polish AI& Dick's Service Albert "M" If'*'"*„ Richard "Dick" Scholl 103 South Pcnn Phone 222

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