Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 6
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FARM, JULY, 1948 21 Countryside Blue Earth, Minnesota By Albert and Susan Eisele Not long ago we visited at a cemetery in which there were 2 angels. Statues, of course. The angels were blowing trumpets. Each angel held his head up, as well he might, but he also held his trum- pe$ down, this causing the mouthpiece of the trumpet to fit the lips , at such an awkward angle that it is difficult to see how even a fuzzy note could come out of the n trumpet. The charge has often >>een made that church statuary 'is generally inartistic. Perhaps -ve should not expect too much ,1'om cemetery statuary. * * * Those angels may still blow Borne entrancing notes. All. they need do is keep stiff upper lips. * * * Earl Hall, editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, attended the republican convention at Philadelphia, and while there he noticed one prominent Philadelphian who was not at all interested in the political goings-on. That man was William Penn. He stood high on one of the public buildings, and he had his back 1 turned to the convention hall. The Louis-Walcott fight was postponed twice, and when the 2 men were finally brought face to'^face the announcer remarked that it was a good thing that there weren't any further postponements, or else both men might be too old to fight. That remark struck us as really humorous, just as did Earl Hall's observation on William Penn. * * * We don't know why one should postpone a fight on account of the weather. George Washington crossed the Delaware during a snowstorm. In the retreat from Moscow, Napoleon's army was cut to pieces by mounted Cossacks who darted ofct-of blizzards, did savage execution with their long lances and disappeared again before the half-frozen French soldiers could raise their muskets. If you really want to fight, you just go ahead and fight, regardless of the weather. We shall have to take a back seat as a prophet. Last week we announced that the winning ticket for the week would be Vandenberg and Walcott. It was nothing of the sort. The winning ticket was Dewey and Louis. * * * We thought that Walcott was winning until Louis suddenly "iced" him, as the reporters say in Ring magazine. Walcott later blamed it on the referee who he said nagged him by his admonitions to "mix it up." Due to this nagging, Walcott claimed, he was unable to fight the battle as he had planned. This reminds one of Gen. George M. McClellan, who in his memoirs was always blaming everything on the higher- ups. In writing to his wife he said, "I have just telegraphed very plainly to the President and Halleck what I think ought to be done. I expect merely a contemptuous silence. I am heart-sick with the folly and ignorance I see around me. God grant that I may never pass through such a scene again!" * * * McClellan wrote the foregoing at 3 p. m. on Aug. 29, 1862, At 9:15 of the following day he made an entry which should prove once and for all the value of a good cigar. "I feel too blue and disgusted to write any more now, so I will smoke a cigar and try to get into a better mood." Students of military tactics are agreed that McClellan's main shortcoming as a general was his great caution. He usually hesitated until the opportune time had passed. And yet President Lincoln, in a letter to McClellan in 1862, underlined the follow- ing sentence: "I wish you to move cautiously and safely." * * * Winston Churchill, in praising the Royal Air Force, said that never in history did so many owe so much to so few. It was a remark that became world- famous. Yet utterly forgotten is a similar remark by McClellan, after he had organized the army of the Potomac: "I know of no case in history where so great a task was so thoroughly accomplished in so brief a time." * * * In these days, when troops are reviewed, the reviewing is done from a tank, or back seat of a car or jeep, where the general or president is free to wave his arm or hat as much as he will. Listen to what poor McClellan had to undergo: "I was tired out last night. My horse was young and wild, and nearly pulled my arm off. The cheering of the men made him perfectly frantic, and, as I had to keep my cap.in my right hand, I had only my left to manage him." Hey, you fellows are scaring my horse! Soil Saving Districts Grow to 92 in Iowa A total of 92 soil conservation districts have been organized in Iowa counties to date to help carry on conservation work in the state. Petitions for the organization of districts are being Circulated in 2 other counties. A total of 51 counties were given direct assistance in planning and carrying on soil conservation programs last year through educational programs. Additional!}' activities were carried on hi nearly all parts of the state. Soil Testing Vital in Proper Management Soil testing plays a vital part in the proper management and conservation of the soil on Iowa farms. Walter Fitts, director of the Iowa State college soil testing laboratory, says that testing of soil samples will bring out the good and bad qualities of the various fields so that proper cropping practices can be fitted* to them. Farming to get the most out of the soil without regard for the soil's deficiencies and adapt- abilities has brought about the run-down condition of some of Iowa's soils, Fitts believes. Soil samples should be taken, to include all types of soil in the area and to be accurate tests should be made on samples that wiU give a true picture of conditions in a given field. ATTENTION FARMERS! WE WILL BUY OR SHIP YOUR LIVESTOCK Cattle and Calves Shipped Every Monday Hogs Bought 6 Days a Week 4 LET US ASSIST YOU IN BUYING OR SELLING YOUR FEEDERS Be sure to listen to Bob Carlson at 12:45 (noon) on Station KGLO, daily except Sunday, for up-to-the- minute Livestock Market News. FARMER OWNED AND OPERATED North Iowa "Farmers Union Cooperative 504 !/2 12th S. E. GLENN PATTON, Manager PHONE 309 ATTENTION FARMERS IN MASON CITY AREA We Pay a Premium For Sweet Cream Either on Our Route or Delivered at Our Door. Your Patronage Is Earnestly Solicited. CUNNINGHAM FARM PRODUCTS, Inc. Phone 940 16 6th S. W. Mason City, Iowa REACH FOR BREAD AT ITS BEST MENTION WHEN XOU SHOP Tough But Comfortable WORK SHOES Sturdy brown horsehidc leather sole. Famous BIG MAC Bib OVERALLS Tough, Durable and Comfortable! 2.69 • High Bock or • Low Bock Rugged 8-oz. Sanforized denim made into an overall that con take it! No binding or pinching because the fit's built right in! Plenty of Striped Big Mac Overall* for Summer! Tear Round Work Favorites Chombray SHIRTS 139 Popular Ox-Hide Sanforized blue chambray! Dress type collar, button - through pockets. Launder-proof butons. Full cut. Gives you plenty of service at a low cost! WORK SOCKS 25c Medium weight cotton socks— plain color, mixed yarn, printed random. WORK BANDANAS, Red or Blue. .... 19c \

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