Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 19
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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pg^^^^^^^,^^^^^^ S^^^&^^^^f^^S^^ ^pSil The children are happy at the j Odd Fellows home. They even enjoyed having their picture taken except the smallest one, at the left. She had been cry- in" and it took a little coaxing from one of the older girls not in the picture Before she dried up the tears enough to look at the camera. Some of the farm buildings can be seen beyond the children. £ thl corner of the barn nearest the camera is a saddle pony for the children. They ride it nearly every evening after supper, Supt. Delahoyde said. The pony came from Guthrie county one day after a visit by the superintendent's brother Both were reared at the Odd Fellows home and when tne visitor found there was no pony for the children to ride he: wen back home and talked the Odd Fellows lodges in his commun- ty into providing one. It's a horoughbred too. The children attend the Mason City public schools and have toeir own bus for transportation It takes them to and from school and even brings them home for unch at noon. There are only 25 children m the home now. There have been as many as 123, Delahoyde said. CHECK TYPE OF FLAX Such types ol flax as B-5128, Prvstal and Minerva are sensi- SSto 2%-D and should not be sprayed with it, says E. P. S>1- wester, Iowa.State college extension botanist. 1 ^ Lime bought for application to Iowa soils should be finely ground for best results, says H B. Cheney, Iowa State college agronomist. y/A I ?A Tenancy Declining as Farm Incomes Continue Upward Higher farm incomes are resulting in more farm ownership and less tenancy. Department ol agriculture statistics indicate that 27 per cent of all farms were tenant-operated m 1947, compared with ,32 per cent m 1945 and peak of 42 per cent in 1930. The decline in tenancy was especially pronounced during the war. The percentage of farm land under lease has also declined in recent years These trends are also attributed to increased opportunities for oir- farm work, and to the displacement of farm labor by techno- ogical improvements. The proportion of land operated by part-time owners in- creasedfrom 1945-47, from 32 to 36 per cent, while that operated by full owners dropped from 45 to 42 per cent. Don't store those extra gasoline tanks and tractor fuel drums behind the barn or in a corner of the machine shed. Put them in a well ventilated place at least 40 feet from all buildings Farm Scene By KNOX CRAIG Associated Press Staff Writer "FARM AT $75,600 -The Lawrence Possehl farm, north- The purchasers, Fred Raeke and his son, will gain possession on March 1, 1949. ^ ^ Claims totaling $1,194.86 have been paid by Boone county for damage to livestock by dogs since Ja™ 1 The board of supervisors recently -passed on 21 claims for Saf SnSmt The largest claim f $350. When he paid his taxes m 1858 however, the town didnt exist. Also, there were no roads then and few schools. j^ jrf .1* *p 1» 1* MILKING TIME — A farmer milking 12 cows devotes 7J hours a day to dairy work, M. <~ Wangsness, Fayette county extension director, estimates Many farmers, he said, are considering the P^uities of making a full-time, one-man job 5 dSying on the farm because dairying duties on a part-time btS tike too much valuable time that could be spent in the lome farmers figure, Wangs- ess said, that with one man on he job steady, a herd could be ncreased to 20 or more cows. DaTry duties would keep him usy all day, and he could con- entrate on an efficient dairy^ on some of the same land was </ Water when they want it WITH CONCRETE TROUGHS COOK'S CURTAINS er catches in the dea" Wangsness said. "Farmers akfng up the full time dairy workfr plan would have to be assured of adequate prices for milk products." £ * » ALL IN THE FAMILY— Four-H work is really a family affair for the R^^^nfihc family of Guttenberg. Six o .the 8 children are now enrolled m Clayton county club work, and Mrs Elsinger helped organize and become leader of a club just Concrete tanks and watering troughs are a big help on any farm—yet they cost so little. No leaking, rusting or rotting; no patching; easy to keep clean; last for generation. You can do the xvork yourself. Or ask your cement dealer to recommend a good concrete contractor. Ask your dealer for the Reliable NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement * ij! f*I i $ * n ' ' ii I | | Panels rayon marquisette • Wat-A-Set finish • Individually tailored • 42x81-inch panels $ 1.75 panel Panels "wat-a-set" rayon 5| • Ivory white color • Hemmed and headed • 42x90 inches " 126-8 127-8 Mall ™J Phone Or^fJ f 5].85 panel _ / Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. Makers of "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement Mason CHy, Iowa 118 South Federal Phone 1017 CITY isur— A 3-ycar-old New York City lad, visiting his grandparents "at Moulton knows his New York zoos, but apparently is not too familiar with. fowa farms. Anyway he wasn t too impressed with grandpops cows and calves. After seeing these animals, the boy inquired: "Where are Grandpa's Tigers. Poultrymen had the fewest youn? chicks on farms June 1 this year of any June 1 since 1940. SPECIAL Limited Quantity 3 HP— 1800RPM Ball Bearing Motors For Use on REA Lines $95-00 K.8H. Electric 308 South Delaware Mason City, Iowa

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