Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 25
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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Published Monthly by the Mason City Globe-Gazette in the Interest of the Farm Industry and Rural Community. THOS. J. JENSEN. Editor S. W. LOCK, Photographer 160 In Uwo I.O.O.F. J/< In the southwest corner of* Mason City is a little community •which few of the city's residents have ever visited. Right now it includes about 160 persons. It is the Iowa Odd Fellows' homes for children and old people. Three youngsters of 9 or 10 were prancing along one of the roads on the grounds as we drove through with Supt Howard Delahoyde. A length of twine made harness and reins for a team of horses and driver. Delahoyde spoke to them as we passed and the 3 boys grinned back at him. We were coming in from one of the fields. The homes include a farm of 260 acres and an additional 90 acres adjoining are rented. The farm produces an amazing amount of food, practically everything consumed by the residents except the coffee which is bought in 100-pound drums. As an idea of how much food It takes, the first spring chickens provided Sunday dinner recently—it took 42 cockerels '~ "" one meal. For the old peoples building alone, 2 bushels of peas were hulled for one meal. The 'picture on this month's cover of FARM shows a typical farm scene for this time of year. It's haying' time. The barn houses 65 cattle and 5 horses so it takes a lot of hay to carry them through the winter. The farm foreman, Claude Booth, is operating the tractor while Richard Paul, bus driver and swine herdsman, is holding the trip rope to dump the load when it gets into the barn. Turn the pages of FARM for more pictures and information about the I. O. O. F. homes at Mason City. . PREFER LIGHT HOGS Most consumers prefer pork cuts from good and choice barrows and gilts weighing 200-220 pounds, says Sam H. Thompson, Iowa State college economist. Farmers who sell heavier hogs ;-rr^ i aiv£aa^i^^ T>ca!7T "'' 1 '^" T™»'«'= •> •— -***• —•— j -»«• A this method. WEED CONTROL BETTER Ninety-eight per cent of all small grain fields rejected for certification in 1946 were turned down because of primary noxious weeds. Last year only 88 per cent of • the rejections were caused by primary noxious weeds, indicating that farmers did a better job of controlling such weeds. Making silage from grass and legume;-, is especially recommended this year to help stretch forage supplies that were shortened' in many parts of the state by winter killing. usually get lower prices. TESTS SHOW BEEF CATTLE MAKE MORE ECONOMICAL GAINS ON THIS FEED Be Sure Your F e to Buy c o Soy Bean Meal at the Following Dealers:. In comparison to other oil meals used as a protein supplement for beef cattle feeding ... soy bean oil meal proved more economical for fattening steers . .. and somewhat faster. NORTH IOWA CO-OPERATIVE , PROCESSING ASSOCIATION MANLY, IOWA Farmers Co-Op Elevator, Rake, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Grain & Lumber Company, Grafton, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Clear Lake, Iowa Stacyville Grain & Coal Co., Stacyvillc. Iowa Farmers Co-Op Society, Garner. Iowa Osage Co-Operative EJevator, Osage, Iowa lef.and Farmers Elev. Co., Leland, Iowa Farmers Exchange Co., Kockford. Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Manly, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Ass'tt* Forest City. Iowa Klemme Co-Op Grain Co., Klcmme, Iowa Little Cedar Co-Op Elev., Little Cedar. Iowa Portland Co-Op Company, Portland, Iowa P, O. Mason City, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Rudd, Iowa Scarville Elev. Company, Scarville, Iowa Farmers Incorporated Society, Woden, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev., Hanlontown. Iowa Farmers Co-Op Society, Rockwell. Iowa Burchinal Co-Op Society, Burchlnal. Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Co., Lake Mills, Iowa Elgin Co-Op Elevator, Elgin, Iowa Cohvell Co-Op Gr. Exch. Colwell, Iowa Winneshiek Co-Op Ass'n., Decorah, Iowa Joice Co-Op Elevator, Jolce, Iowa Toeterville Co-Op Elevator, Toeterville, Iowa Dunnell Fmrs. Co-Op Elev.. Dunnell, Minn. Farmers Co-Op Company, Thornton. Iowa Farmers Elev. & Supply Co., Nora Springs, Iowa Farmers Inc. Co-Op Society, Sheffield, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Co., Thompson. Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Plymouth. Iowa Farmers Elev. Company. Northwood, Iowa Use Precautions to Avoid Accidents in Using Long Ladder Iowa farmers planning to use their ladders for summer building jobs or repairs can save _ nasty falls by taking a few precautions. Norval Wardle, farm safety specialist at Iowa State college, recommends that a ladder be used instead of boxes, machinery or other makeshifts lor reaching high places. The ladder should be set firmly on the ground or floor and at a safe angle. Place the bottom out one- fourth the length of the ladder from the building. He suggest that the ladder be tied at the top if it is to be used in one place for some time. Use a ladder long enough so that you can stand at least 2 steps down from the top rung and stiU_ reach the object. Then place the ladder so that the climber need not lean far out to one side. Store ladders horizontally by several hangers so that they will not sag, and so they can be . reached in a hurry in case of fire. Ladders should be inspected frequently for loose bolts and nails, cracked, rotted or loosened rungs and supports. Repairs or a new ladder are much cheaper than an accident. KILLS PERENNIAL WEEDS For some specific purposes sodium chlorate may be far better than 2,4-D for killing weeds, says E. P. Sylwestcr, Iowa State. college botanist. It is especially good for controlling deep-rooted perennial weeds in small areas. Salaries and wages of labor make up nearly half of the total food-marketing costs, according to a recent BAE report. INCOME PROTECTION" NMTH —ff. AUJ UWtAL IENCFITS FC* YOUR DOCTOR Bill* SURGICAI OPERATIONS HOSPITAL EXPENSES rO» COMHtlt INfOtMATOM SK, •**"[ O« PKXi J. J. Wolsfeld MANAGER, 41fi-120 1st National Bank Building Mason City Ph. 509 DON'T BE SORRY WHEN YOU ARE SICK OR HURT. BE PROTECTED.'

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