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

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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FARM, JULY, 1948 13 oDelakoua of ^r ortner ~* When Howard Delahoyde* came lo the Odd Fellows homes as superintendent Sept. 1, 1946, he came back home. Having lost both parents within a few months, he came to the orphans' home in 1914 and spent the remainder of his boyhood there. Now he as superintendent and Mrs. Delahoyde as matron are in charge of the 2 homes housing 101 old people, 25 children and 31 other employes as well as their own 2 children. The lower picture shows Delahoyde on the portico of the administration building which also is the children's home and contains the apartment of the superintendent. The other picture js of Mr. and Mrs. Delahoyde , and their 2 sons, Freddie, 9, and Bruce,' 16 months. Their picture was taken in the reception room of the administration building. Delahoyde left the home after ""his graduation from Mason City high school in 1925. After working for a dairy concern until 1928 he took a 2 year course in dairy industry at Iowa State college and upon his return to Mason City was named city sanitary and dairy inspector. He joined the Mason City police force in 1936 but resigned 2 years later lo join the state department of agriculture and dairy and food inspector, a position he held until he joined the army in January, 1944. He spent 14 months overseas in the southwest Pacific. He was discharged *U -V «J' •'- *V -'- -^ • .5 -p .p .f. .,. »t- '> in 1946 and returned to the department of agriculture until his appointment as superintendent. Mrs. Delahoyde was graduated from the Mercy hospital nursing school in 1929 and has many friends in Mason City from her years as a nurse. She also served as nurse for the Mason City Social Welfare league for some time before her marriage in 1936. Bruce is obviously a favorite with the other residents at the home. He's friendly with everyone, even complete strangers. And everyone seems to have time to pJay with him for a bit. On our last visit he and one of the men took turns tossing a half dollar on the floor to hear it ring. Bruce thought it great fun. Residents of the home obviously like the superintendent. "Hello, Mr. Delahoyde," they say and smile as he walks past. Why shouldn't they like him; he's one of them in every sense of the word. The Odd Fellows homes in Mason. City are supported entirely by the lodges in the state and an attempt is now under way to provide an endowment fund sufficiently large so that the income from it will take care of operating expenses. The homes here are one of 44, such institutions in the United States and are the only ones in Iowa although several of the other states have 2, Delahoyde Soil Weight Greater With Cultivation It has long been known that cultivating land affects the tilth and structure of the soil. The results of a recent survey made by Marvin Anderson, Iowa State college agronomist, tells part of the story- They show that cultivating land reduces the amount of organic matter present and causes the soil to become packed. By comparing virgin soil with land that has been under cultivation for from 50 to 100 years, in various parts of Iowa, these genera), conclusions were drawn: Cultivation has materially reduced the organic matter in soils. This is due in part to the fact that the amount of grass roots and . plant residues have been rut by growing high yielding intertilled crops. The soil then becomes more compact, with less air space and a lower water-holding capacity. Anderson's studies show that a cubic foot of virgin Edina soil (a level upland loses) from southern Iowa weighs 65 pounds. But a cubic foot of the Edina soil, which has been under cultivation for several decades, has increased in weight to 85 pounds. In western Iowa, rolling, calcareous Ida soil increased in weight from 74.4 pounds to 85 pounds per cubic foot. The level, cultivated Webster soil of central Iowa weighed 14,5 pounds more per cubic foot after • cultivation than in the virgin state. The average weight of all cultivated soils included in the survey averaged 20 pounds heavier than similar virgin soils. While it isn't considered possible to keep the high organic matter content in cultivated soils that existed under virgin conditions, especially on prairie soils, it is possible to maintain good structure and physical conditions to produce high crop yields, The best single thing to do, points out County Extension Director Marion E. Olson is to include grasses and legumes regularly in a well-rounded rotation. New Calves Need Mother's Colostrum Trouble from infant diseases of calves can be prevented by allowing the calves to suckle their mothers for 3 or 4 days, says Dr. K. W. Stouder, extension veterinarian at Iowa State college. Colostrum milk will help ward off scours and pneumonia caused from .weakness or chilling. Colostrum is high in vitamin A. A calf needs about 10 times irfore vitamin A in its food intake during the first few days of life than it does at any other time. Stouder also suggests turning, the calves outdoors as soon as conditions permit. Direct sunlight stimulates growth and helps check infectious diseases. Dark, damp sheds aid disease outbreaks and should not be used until they are cleaned up and dried out. Sanitary condi-: tions should always be maintained for calves. If a calf becomes sick, separate it from the rest of the herd, Stouder says. Infectecl pens should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to help prevent disease spread. NO BELT-TIGHTENER Fat salvage is one conservation habit which benefits all. Reuse your cooking fat until there is no longer any food value in it and then sell it to your meat dealer for cash. There can be no primary noxious weeds in grain fields passed for certification. PERMANENT ANTI-FREEZE (Quantities Will Be Limited) NO-FREEZE Many Satisfied Users Last Season CARS — TRUCKS — TRACTORS Orders Will Be Filled in the Order Received $2.00 Per Gol. Jacobson Farm & Home Supply Co. 627 So. Fed. Mason City, la. FARMERS Attention! Genuine Shell Horsehide Work Shoes Narrow and wide widths. These shoes will stand the hard wear of the working man and are acid resisting. Also a Limited Supply of 8 Inch Work Shoes—You'll Be Needing These Before Long Don't Pass Up These Buys—They are Priced to Save You Money. SHOE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY ODD LOT SHOE CO. MAURICE KITSrS m ^"^ ^"^ «ARRY TAMRES

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