Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 21
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 21

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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Mason City 4-6 Lbs. Bromegrass Right With Alfalfa Extension Agronomist I. J. Johnson says 4 to 6 pounds oi bromegrass seed is plenty to give the right grass-legume mixture when seeded with 8 pounds of alfalfa. Usually there is more brome in the mixture than alfalfa, although the dry weather has held brome back in experimental plots this year. T-Jncoln, Fischer and Achenbach are recommended by Research Specialist C. P. Wilsie as the best bromegrass varieties for Iowa. Those varieties have definitely shown superiority over Canadian and other northern varieties in nearly all parts of the state. Where seed of these is not available, however, farmers should plant other varieties rather than have no brome at all, Wilsie said. Ranger and Buffalo alfalfa varieties have definitely been proven wilt-resistant, he says. They are most valuable for stands that are to be left for more than 2 or 3 years especially where moisture conditions are favorable to wilt. Winter hardi; ness is also better in varieties that resist wilt successfully, and weeds do not come into the stand as readily. Wilsie recommends using alfalfa in short rotations of 2 to 3 years. In that way alfalfa can be gotten in all fields of the farm more often. Flies may eventually become resistant to DDT and difficult to kill, says Harold Gunderson, Iowa State college entomologist. That makes it doubly important to kill flies when they first appear in June. FARM STORE 20 Second St. S. W. Phone 745 FARM IMPLEMENTS JUST ARRIVED 1 5 ft. St. Disc 7 ft. Tandem Disc Corn Planters 2 and 4 Row Rotary Hoes Stalk Cutters 2—14-inch Plows Weed Sprayers Farm Trailers SEE THE NEW AVERY MODEL "A" TWO-PLOW TRACTOR NOW! Do your power-farming jobs in less time, with less work, and with greater fuel savings-with Wards newTru-Draft tractor! Has new finger-touch hydraulic lift control; bigger, morepower- ful engine! Designed to pull and power implements with top efficiency! See it at Wards now! BINDER TWINE H* •* s! * **• Ballt Top-quality—tested to $12.00 high breaking strain. Insect repellent! Lattice wound for less snarling. Save! $ 313 50 FAST EFFICIENT MILK COOLER Cools uniformly, fast ;;; from 90° to 50° within one hour! With Delco motor. •1 ll •!• !<••! •!! •!•! SETS HAMPSHIRE RECORD-Ringold Lady Dora is shown with the litter with which *he .established a new production record for Hampshires this spring. It was her 6th litter of at least 8 pigs weighing 320 Pounds within 56 days of farrowing. Her total was 62 pigs in the 6 litters. These pigs weighed a total of 418 pounds at 56 days. The owner is William C. Goodheart, Jr., Eaton, Ohio She was fed corn, oats, alfalfa and pelletized milk by-products prior to farrowing. The pigs were raised on a ration of 7 parts corn and 3 parts oats with 8 per cent milk by-products 'added. Working Hours on Farm Cut Since War Farm employment on June 1 was up less than usual from' the previous month. The slight decrease from last year's figure was in family workers. Farm operators were working an average of 12 hours a day, the same as last year, against a wartime peak of 12.8 in 1943 and 1944. Hours a day of farm workers continued to decline from the 1943 peak of 10.7 hours to 9,9 hours on June 1 of mis In' Iowa, farm operators are averaging 12.6 hours a day as compared to 12.9 hours last year. Hired workers are laboring 10.7 hours a day on Iowa farms as against 11.2 hours last year. State Brand Creameries, Inc. CL S*MM COMFORT "WALKERS" Special This Week Only HOUSEWIVES WAITRESSES BEAUTICIANS RECEPTIONISTS No wonder these "Bike Oxfords" are so popular. It's the most comfortable shoe you can buy . . . Complete sizes from 4 to 1-0 ... ankle fitting,.. Soft, supple leather ... at a low. low price. Air Conditioned for Your Comfort Mason City's Most Modern Populsr Priced Shoe Store 21 SOUTH FEDERAL.

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