Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 12
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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^ 24 FARM, JULY, 1948 17 omecomnft or On one particular day each j year it's "homecoming" at the Odd Fellows homes. Not only former residents but also members of lodges throughout the state who help to support the institution come in large numbers to visit it on the occasion of the annual picnic. Last Sunday there were about 3,500, according to the estimates of those who have attended many times. The crowd failed to exceed last year's record number of--4,000 as had been expected. But the picture shows that there were enough to overflow the huge tent set up on the front lawn for the afternoon program. The picture was taken from the edge of highway 106 looking southward to the administration building-children's home. The program consisted mainly of introducing the notables of the Odd Fellows lodge, Rebekah assembly and Patriarchs Militant of Iowa and their visitors from other states. There were 2 songs each by a group of old folks and by the children. Except for a brief speech of wel- come and an equally brief response that was about all. "We don't want them to come here to listen to a program," explained Supt. Howard Delahoyde. "If they want a program we'll come to them." He explained that a carload of the children visit a dozen or more lodges in the state during the year and he himself visits even more to tell the Odd Fellows what their gifts are accomplishing at the homes. But before the meeting in the tent broke up there was an incident that seemed not even out of place in that particular gathering. A woman walked on the stage' carrying a little child in her arms. "Here's a nounced the . monies. "What shall we do with him? He can't seem to tell us his name." In a moment, not one but 2 women appeared from different directions to reach for the youngster. Everyone smiled happily at his neighbor. The child was taken care of. lost child," an- master of cere- Advises Not to Push Hogs for Market If crop prospects continue to be favorable livestock feeding costs should go down this summer and fall, and with these lower feeding costs in sight there seems little merit in pushing hogs for an early fall market. That's the hog picture as Iowa State College Farm Economist Francis Kutish sees it. He says that since price expectations indicate a strong demand for pork next fall and winter, the advantage Hes in using a maximum of low-priced feed during the coming months and planning to finish the hogs later in the fall or early winter. For the farmer who wants to carry his hogs along this summer and then finish them out on new corn this fall, Iowa State college animal husbandry specialists advise a full-feed program until the hogs weigh about 75 pounds. From then on the farmer may limit his grain feeding on pasture until the pigs weigh 150 pounds. By this time the new corn crop should be ready and it will be possible to return to a full-feed program to finish hogs for market. Kutish says there are 3 developments that will help keep demand for farm products strong. These are lower income taxes, the Foreign Assistance act (Marshall plan) and prospects for larger military spending. However, he points out that agricultural exports may be down 15 to 20 percent from the 1947 record of 3.9 billion dollars—if crops abroad turn out as good as now expected. Kutish says most of this drop will come in grains. OVER $13,000 HARVEST Near at Th* noxt few weeks will be a busy time for the farmer, after the harvest there will be a lot of repafrwork to do on the farms. Our stock of lumber is quite complete, we have men that are capable to hefp you out with such jobs. IN PREMIUMS OFFERED— The Largest Ever— at the K^n^S K±'£"S*'K^:"ir.'; Vi------ LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU MAY BE NEEDING NORTH IOWA FAIR SEPT. 3-4-5-6-7 North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City, la. Woven Wire Barb Wire Steel Posts Gates White Cedar Posts Creosoted Posts Walk Gates Hardware Nails Paint Wall Boards Insulation Ceiling Tile Oak Flooring Lumber Millwork Combination Screen Doors Common Screen Doors Screen Wds. Garage Doors Asbestos Siding Our little millwork shop can help you out on many items that you may want made. Drop in or give us a call. Northern Lumber Co. 23 2nd St. S. E. Mason City, Iowa Phone 30 If You Hove Not Received a Premium Book/ Address a Penny Postal Card to North Iowa Fair Association, 821 Foresters Building, Mason City. 5 BIG DAYS and NIGHTS Loaded With Entertainment Wm. T. Collins State Fair Shows on Midway! Helen Howe, Dynamite Girl; Cavalcade of Stars on the Stage BIG CAR AUTO RACES HORSE RACES — HORSE SHOW BAND CONCERTS - FIREWORKS And Many Other Features for Your Entertainment. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND

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