Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 7
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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18 Mason City Globe-Gazette RAPE GIVES PASTURE Rape is a last-growing crop that can be seeded now and used for emergency pasture. It's an excellent crop for hogs, sheep, chickens and is all right for all cattle except milk cows— it will cause an undesirable odor and flavor in milk. Keep hens in the house until noon—cool, well insulated laying houses—poultrymen at Iowa State college suggest. _ •ITERNATIONAI LEAVES FOOD "HARVESTER N«MM 'SAVES TIME 1 S AVES MONEY Here and ready for your inspection. Big, roomy, 11-cubic-foot capacity. Freezes and stores 385 pounds of delicious food. DON'T WAIT ... supply is not unlimited* Mason City Implement Co. Phone 462 Mason City, Iowa 22 6th S. E. Hired Men Would Prefer Own Farms If hired men had choice in the matter, they wouldn't be working for someone else. They don't prefer to take orders from others. So reports Robert Rohwer, Iowa State college rural sociologist. In a recent research report Rohwer points out that one reason men "hire out" is the large number of them that are married. The 1940 census shows that more than half the 20,000 hired men over 24 years of age in Iowa are married. There has been an increase in this number of married hired men in the last few years. In a sample survey in one Iowa county, it was found that every one of the hired men hoped for a day when he could farm by himself. In most cases, the married hired man likes farming but 'doesn't have the financial means to get started. Rohwer reports that most of the men stay on one farm one or two years with a few exceptions. Most of those who are married feel that they can't save enough cash to make the step into farming on their own unassisted, even in these days of good wages. Children in the family must be considered, these men feel, before a step like this is made. Many farmers who have taken on married hire hands in the last few years say the older man is more responsible and regular in his work, knows more about his job, and is less likely to quit in the middle of the season. COMPLETE WATER SYSTEM Water All You Want With a Johnston AQUAMATIC. The pump that will deliver all the water you need where you want it, when you want it—to make a world of difference in your health, comfort, and the profit from your farm, We will be glad to explain the many . . . and profitable . . . advantages that you will enjoy with a JOHNSTON AQUA- MATIC. SOFTENER Learn the Advantage of the Time-Saving LINDSAY AUTOMATIC WATER SOFTENER Regeneration of your Lindsay Softener is as simple as defrosting your refrigerator . . . and takes less time. Just set it and forget it. See the Lindsay Automatic Today HEATER Jud Whiteheod* Water Heaters give you all the hot water you want . . . when you want it! Drop in today and let us tell you about the 7 exclusive benefits a JUD WHITEHEAD gives you. Don't Put It Off — Let Us Give You a Free Estimate Saco Soft Water WATER SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS 119 East State Street (Next to Globe-Gaxette) Phone 258 - "0 *. ALLEN BIGGER GRAZING ACRES 'r-^j'J on Ontovory Pmtur* 8*»« —Courtesy Capper's Farmer Woodlands Important in Conservation Woodland crops are not being given enough attention in soil conservation planning in Iowa, says Richard Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State college. He estimates that there are about 650,000 acres of land, now in crops, which probably would be in better land-use if put into timber production. Some of this land has been in crops but now is idle, depleted, growing up in weeds and washing away. Iowa always should haye about 3,000,000 acres of land in trees, Campbell thinks. Woodlands are one of nature's best protective coverings to prevent soil and water loss. Trees will grow on much of the land that has become so eroded and depleted that other crops won't grow, he says. Some of the areas that should be planted to trees are gullies, streams, banks, depleted fields and bottom lands subject to severe overflow. Campbell points out that most of the remaining timber in the state is on land that can't grow good grain crops and that this timber should not be cut out. Tree plantings prevent erosion, conserve water, protect watersheds and lessen the damage HOME COOKED MEALS Generous Servings THE PANTRY 14 North Delaware of floods by reducing runoff. Campbell also points out that Iowa woodlands are profitable. The estimated value of forest products harvested from timbered areas in the state in 1946 was $18 million. This included--over 90 million board feet of lumber and ties, 4 million board feet of specialty logs, fuel wood, fence posts, mine timbers and_ others. However, he points out that farm wooded areas must be managed correctly if they are to be of maximum value to a soil conservation program and at the same time be profitable. One thing that Iowa farmers generally do to lessen the value of woodlands is to use them for pasture areas. The farm woods make poor pasture and pasturing soon makes a poor woodlot. Experiments at the Upper Mississippi Valley erosion experiment station at LaCrosse, Wis., showed that grazed woodlands lost more soil and watei- than woodlands not in pasture. On a grazed woodlot with a slope of 15 to 28 per cent, 56 times as much water ran off as where the stock was kept out. Soil loss was 112 times as great on the grazed woodlot with a slope of "25 to 30 per cent as on an ungrazed woodlot with the same slope. FAST MILKING ADVISED If you are using a slow milking method, it's time to find out about the Iowa State college fast milking system. It has cut milk-- ing time in half for many dairymen. It also increases production from 10 to 20 per cent. Any seed producer may have his seed certified if it is an approved variety and produced according to certification require-_ ments. RED CEDAR AND ASPHALT SHINGLES We have on hand a good stock of 5X No. 1 green stained red cedar shingles and different colors of asphalt shingles in standard weight. If you need any shingles at this time, we shall be glad to measure your roof and quote you prices on them. Lumber Co. 620 South Federal Ave. " 1S OUR READY MIX July 24th finishes our paving contract. We will be in position to again take on long hauls. WE SUGGEST — That you come in and make any plans for concrete that you may need as far in advance as possible as it will aid us in keeping our organization the necessary size — and CEMENT is very likely to be a problem. Advance booking will aid considerably in assuring you your concrete job. ANDREWS Concrete Products & Supply Co. 620 North M«-s. Phone 696

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