Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 15
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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d $100,000 Oak Wilt The Odd Fellows homes are no j L small business enterprise. The annual budget amounts to more than $100,000 and Supt. Howard Delahoyde admitted having heard a rumor that the navy offered 51,500,000 for the homes to be used as a hospital during the war. In charge of the business are a board of. trustees with Delahoyde as their executive officer. The picture includes, irom»left to right, Clint Behnke, Ames, chairman; Supt. Delahoyde; Guy M. Butts, Wesley, ("The Kingdom of Kossuth," he added) treasurer; Lvnn J. Irwin, Des Moines, grand secretary of Iowa Odd Fellows; A. D. Crawford, Cedar Falls, grand master, and Clarence R. Off, North English, secretary of the board. The grand master and grand secretary are members ex officio. The budget for the year ending Aug. 31, 1948, includes $76,500 for general operations, $3,500 for road repair, $5,000 for additions to the heating system, $1,000 for sidewalk construction, $5,000 to open the hospital, $750 for the new neon sign on highway 106 and $4,000 for plumbing repairs—a total of $95,750. In addition to that the Rebekah assembly of Iowa spends approximately $10,000 a year for furniture and fixtures in the building and to provide private music lessons from Mason City teachers for the children in the home. The advisory board from the Rebekan assembly is shown in the living room of the Delahoyde apartment. From left to right are Mrs. Leona Woodbury, Charles City, president of the assembly; Mrs. Delahoyde, the matron of the homes; and the 3 members of the advisory board, all past presidents of the assembly: Mrs. Vira Reynolds, Des Moines; Mrs. Mae Burbank. Fredericksburg, secretary; and Mrs. Hazel Schaller, Des Moines, chairman. CO-OPERATION NEEDED One or two farmers alone can hope to accomplish very little in driving rats from their premises, but by banding together farmers in a community can achieve much. Damage to Evergreens Very Severe Widespread damage to evergreens occurred throughout Iowa last winter with the heaviest injury in the northern half of the state, especially the northwest part. Scotch pine, juniper, white cedar and white pine suffered the most, according to reports received by the Io%va State college extension forester, R. B. Campbell. Colorado spruce, Black Hills spruce and Austrian pine were the least damaged. Thf! winter damage caused a brow: ing of the needles and the dying of branches. In some instances the entire tree was killed. This browning is caused by LI number of factors. The extreme drought and summer heat weakened the trees. They went into the winter with a shortage of ground moisture. Lack of snow cover permitted an exceptionally deep freeze. Then unseasonally warm weather in January allowed considerable transpiration (loss of moisture from the needles). The roots were still frozen and this moisture could not be replaced. Burning of the needles resulted. A period of extremely cold weather following the warm days in January froze the moving sap and resulted in injury to the cambium layer (new growth) on limbs and twigs. There is no remedy or control against such damage, Campbell says. If this summer is a dry one a good watering program should be adopted for highly prized evergreens. Trees should be especially well watered just before freeze-up this fall. At that time they should be given a heavy mulch of hay, straw or leaves. Keep the mulch back 6 to 12 inches from the tree trunk and extend it out 3 or 4 feet. On Dr. Ronald O. Masters Office Hours: 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Open Monday and Thursday Evenings Closed Saturday at Noon Health Tumbling children, as well as their working parents, need regular "Chiropractic examinations to protect natural health. The specialized science of Chiropractic prevents disease and restores health by releasing nerve pressures in the spine. Join the thousands of alert men and women who, together with their children, depend on modern Chiropractic, with full spine X-ray examination, as a fundamental part of their family health protection. Phone 854 For Appointment Neurocalometer X-Ray Laboratory For House Calls — Phone 3246 or 4877-J Weir Building MASTERS BROTHERS Chiropractors Mason City, Iowa SHEEPISH MOMENT FOR COP—While '2 amused youngsters follow him, Patrolman Martin Curnan carries a lamb across Sheep Meadow in Central Park, New York City. The frisky little animal was one of 18 brought from a suburban farm to take part in a movie being filmed by a Hollywood*fcompany. Moments after they had been released in the park they scattered to the 4 winds and the officer and his buddies had to round them up. large trees it should extend out the length of the branches. It is advisable to mulch young trees during the summer, also, Campbell says. COVER COMPOST HEAP City gardeners should keep rotting vegetables and decaying plant material in their compost heaps, covered with at least a foot of soil to prevent fly breeding. Look out for hay stored with too much moisture! It may cause your barn to burn down. ESTER FORMS POTENT Use the ester lorms of 2,4-D for tough weeds or brush, especially in places where there isn't d'anger of killing a crop. They are the most potent forms of 2,4-D. Sanitation and insecticides arc all that are needed for adequate insect control in the garden, Iowa Slate college specialists say. Livestock numbers have been going downhill since 1944. Today they are the lowest since 1939. BOOMHOWER HARDWARE The Store of Quality FARM NEEDS BALE TIES HAY CARRIERS 3-4-5-6 Tine FORKS ...... up DAIRY PAILS. $|.oo JL up ROPE HAY SLINGS $1-49 SETTER CANS . up MILK STRAINERS. BALE HAY HOOKS 69c STRAINER PADS, Box... SPRAYERS Boomhower Hardware Threatening Iowa Timber Oak wilt is taking its toll of Iowa timber again this year. In the past 5 years oak wilt has taken its place as the most serious disease of oaks through the midwest, especially in Iowa, says R. C. Campbell, Iowa State college extension forester. All of the species of oak native to Iowa have been shown to be susceptible to oak wilt, but red oaks are attacked most severely. On red oaks the disease usually appears first in the top of an infected tree. These top leaves wiJt, turn brown and fall. Discoloration and defoliation spread downward through the tree, and the red oak may be completely dead within 4 to 6 weeks after the disease first becomes apparent. White oaks may clio only one branch at a time over several years time. They may be saved by pruning the infected branches 2 to 4 feet back of the symptoms. In all cases, the diseased branches and trees should be burned before they come in contact with healthy trees. Red oaks should be completely removed as soon as the first symptoms of wilt appear. The bark should be peeled from the stump and burned along with all leaves, twigs and small branches. Serviceable lumber may be salvaged, however, if the stricken trees are worked up in short order. Improving Herd Quality Is Suggested Iowa farmers sliou/d stay in the livestock business and not sell it short. Rex Beresford, extension animal husbandry specialist at Iowa State college, says that the man who stays in the animal producing business during these times will be better off than the one who sells out now and tries to get back in 3 or 4 years from now. Beresford points out that cattle numbers are on the decrease. We may see a repetition of the 1947 situation when 40 per cent of the year's calf crop went directly to slaughter. He also reminded cattle feeders that there were 25 per cent fewer cattle on feed April 1 in the 11 mam cattle states than at the same time last year. However, profits made in 1947 were not made in the actual cattle feeding operation but from the increase m- price of cattle owned, said Beresford. , . , . No one expects the kind ot livestock prices that existed in 1947 to last indefinitely. Now is the lime to cull; cash in on old and off-type stock and improve quality. Failure to do this may result in some book losses sooner or later, according to Beresford. At the Cattle Feeders' day m Ames last month, Beresford cautioned against paying excessive prices for range feeder cattle to be fattened on corn and also against buying feeders this Call to market in 1949. This suggestion is based on the prospects of a good corn crop which may lead to an increase in the number of cattle fed next winter. Four colonies of bees per acre of red clover, or two colonies for nlfalfa, will increase seed production.

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