Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 14
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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*)** M.AIUW.IZMh FARM JULY, 1948 ^^ J ^« Ki «^^w.»*E«a«as!aftBSSBC3«e^K^fc^ 15 $3arrel& of and VeetableA ^ The farm itself produces a lot of food at the Odd Fellows homes but not all of it. It takes a^lot to feed 160 persons. So each summer and fall members of the Rebekah lodges throughout Iowa donate jars of fruit, pickles and preserves. "We save the glass jars," Supt. Howard Delahoyde explained, "and whenever we are asked we send out a barrel full £>f empty jars. Then on a specified- night each of the women brings one or more full jars and takes a like number of empty ones." Yes, it takes a lot of food, he said, about 750 quarts of vegetables and 750 quarts of fruit each month, 1,800 pounds of beef, 1,800 pounds of pork, 700 dozen eggs, 50 bushels of potatoes, 350 pounds of butter and 1,000 loaves of bread, both of Which are purchased, and in June the home residents consumed the entire production of 17,000 pounds of milk by the irylk cows on the farm. "It takes about 50 gallons of milk and 4 gallons of cream every day," the superintendent said. Mary Walter, one of the older girls in the children's home, is shown taking some of the fruit from the shelves in the basement storage room. There are 2 rooms for storing canned fruits and vegetables, incidentally, in addition to the cooler where frozen fruits and vegetables from the garden and orchard are kept. There's a huge root cellar outside, too, in which potatoes, carrots and the like are kept. The last of the 1947 crop of potatoes are being used now. Each of the buildings has its own kitchen and dining room. The upper picture shows the staff in the old people's home. From left to right are Mrs. Flora ki, ..I- ^i* -4- "4* -V *!; rf* *T* fpr «T» rf* *(* *T^ J! i V Angell, a resident of the home and cook's helper; Mrs. Claude Booth, cook; Mrs. Blanche Davis, matron, and Miss Eleanor Hulbert, dining room girl. They are standing at one of the steam tables in the dining room, ready to serve. Flea Beetles Cause Damage to Gardens Those shot holes in the leaves of your radishes, and cabbage, potato, tomato, pepper and egg plants may be due to flea beetles. Harold Gunderson, Iowa Stale college entomologist, says the flea beetles often won't eat all the way through a leaf, but they will cause enough damage to kil it in the spot where they have worked. FJea beetles are black or black with wavy yellow stripes and are not much bigger than a large pinhead. Gunderson says best control is with 3 per cent to 10 per ceiv DDT dust, or a DDT spray of 2 tablespoons of 50 per cent DDT wettable powder in a gallon o: water. Apply the dust or spraj about once every week. Guessing Sex of Chick Big Money Trick By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE AP Science Editor New York—A new business in the United States, telling the sex of day-old chickens, pays from $4 to $12 an hour. These chick-sexors, as they are called, number only about 1,000 and most of them work only 3 or 4 months in a year. In that time a fast sexor will make about $6,000. The story of this business is told in the American Scientist, by John H. Lunn of Brookston, Ind. He points out that until 1933 anybody who had ever hatched a chick thought you couldn't tell the sex until the cockerel began to make a comb. But the Japanese found a way to determine the sex of a day-old chick. In the depression it became necessary to economize in breeding chickens for eggs. It would save money if the males could be killed or separated, and raised to the eating stage. The discovery applied only to Leghorns. But Leghorns are a large share of the egg business in the United States. Five Japanese sexors came to America to reveal that the "secret" was just a matter of skill in observing slight differences in shape of small organs. But when Americans first tried the trick, they found that it took years to learn. The differences in organs were not uniform. Some of the Japanese were able to sex 1,400 chicks an hour with an accuracy of 98 per cent. It was years before Americans equalled" that record. Sexor teaching schools were set up in Kent and Bellingham, Wash. Later Dr. Merely Jull, then U. S. poultry husbandman at Beltsville, Md., took over the training. Sexors went to Japan for training and returned to set up their own schools. A slow sexor turns out 100 chicks in 15 minutes. A fast one does 100 in 4 minules,_The usual pay is one cent a chick. Graduates of the American ?exor schools are finding work in the United States, Cuba and Mexico. Most of them are affiliated with employment associations that place sexors. The American Scientist says the sexors have done well. Their earnings have bought them breeding farms and hatcheries. le Pasturing off oats on an oats- legume seeding makes a gooc emergency pasture and is a sure way to establish a new legume stand, says Ralph Krenzin, Iowa State college agronomy specialist. I'm sure you'll like Ford's new 4-Speed Transmission \ Maybe you enjoy slow farming . .. but there's no 1 money in it. If I can show you faster farming . .. with no more work, you'll be interested, won't you? All right, just take one feature of the Ford Tractor, the 4-speed transmission. On the road I'll give you up to 12% miles per hour. In third speed (top field working speed), I'll give you 6 miles per hour. And so on down . .. each speed, even the reverse, is faster. Saves lots of hours in a year. Won't you let me demonstrate this Ford Tractor (and its Dearborn Implements) on your farm? I have something special in parts and service, too,, •- ^-" ~ BAHR IMPLEMENT CO. 18 — 7th St. S. E. Phone 273

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