Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 24, 1933 · Page 12
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Ames, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 24, 1933
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AMML IOW1, TUESDAY. OOTOBKt H 183* MEA FINE STRAINS DEVEOPEDBY Annual Corn Crop Is Worth More Than Cal. Gold •Y J. A- SWISHER Associate, SUle Historical Society of lows. Behold Iowa's corn! White corn and yellow corn, field corn and sweet corn: corn tall and stately, proud and erect; corn bending over, ears- : tou :hlnf the ground ar.-a,iting "the time'of the harvest; corn In. the field—the rows are so long, the fanner lad wearies before the end comes; corn tn the shock and the silo and the mill, stored for the days that are stormy; corn in the crib, looking out through the cracks and climbing up higher and higher; corn for the horses and catUe and hogs; corn for the markets at home'and abroad; corn, corn, everywhere corn. -The familiar slogan—"low a is the state -where the tall corn grows"—Is not a mere fantasy o an apt expression of a poet's dream. It is an accomplished fac —a reality. The acreage of corn in the United States is greater than the acreage of wheat, oats barley, rye, buckwheat, flax an< rice combined, and in its produc tion Iowa ranks first. Ltads All States Iowa produces about one-sixth of the . corn that is grown in the United States. It grows more than any other state in the union. Exclusive , of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska. Iowa produces more corn than any other three states. It produces more tian three times as much as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It exceeds 10 times the amount produced in Montana. Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California combined. In any great national corn carnival, Iowa would carry the banner in the parade of stats s. Corn is of ancient origin. How old, no one seems to know. Certain it is, however, that as the centuries have come and gone r When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin there has been an evolution and development in the meaning of the word, as well as in the quality of J the grain produced. In the early tim. 9 the word "corn" mean any of the cereal crop. Thus in the book of St, John one reads of a . ; 'corn and wheat" Because the word thus appears in the bible and in'Chinese literature it has frequently been thought that corn is of Eastern origin. It has been quite conclusively proven, however, that maize, Indian corn—corn as we now know it —' was first produced in America. Food »f trtdian* -**' Tradition, has it that as early as the year 1002 Norsemeu secured "ears of corn" in what is now Massachusetts^ Reports are also current that corn has been found in Indian burial mounds of a very early date in Mexico and Peru while it is a matter of common knowledge that Columbus discovered corn when he arst landed on American ibJI. Corn was one of the/substantial foods of the Ind-ans. Roa'stins ears constituted a considerable portion of the food suppl; in the fall, and corn meal was used as a winter diet. Iowa Indians bad : corn of many varieties—blue, red, white and yellow—and the early settlers referred to it rather disrespectfully as "squaw corn." Squaw corn was- eaey to grind and the Indians thought it had a finer flavor than the larger-eared, deeper-kerneled dent varieties brought in by the settlers from the east. The flint varieties were used for hominy. Food of Pioneers The Indians corn m<:a! by pounding th? kernels in a wooden mortar or by breaking them between two stones. The Iowa pioneers us?d a common coffee- mill for grinding, or took tht grain eom-times a considerable dietanc? to a mill for grinding. Corn bread and corn mush! Corn bread and corn mush! Morning noon and night—.corn brerd and corn mush! Day in and day out, week in and wesk out, coru bread and corn mush was the diet. Wheat bread was a. _ luxury ?mc-ng the moaeers. The wheat flour wag costly and was indulged in only when the preacher came. Early Iowa had many varieties of corn but present day Iowa corn does not trac« its origin to th* Iowa core of that day. Most of the crop of today ca m e from s«d imported from ti s eastern states during the period from 1840 to Iowa in the heart of the harvest time . the corn in the shock and the' golden pumpkins ready to be made into pies. With skies overhead carrying the gray scuds of the coming winter, this richest of all agricultural states, with a bouteous harvest, looks forward optimistically to the com- ng months. . . - , Why Iowa Is Great Che Com Empire Ranks FIRST in— ' ' ' • . - Corn—19 per cent of United States total. Oats—18 -per cent o£ United States total, Horses—-8;per cent ,of United States total. __. ; • Hogs—27.5 per cent of total number marketed".. Value of all livestoek-^January,' 1933—$1-97,715,000. ' Number of fat cattle. " Number and value .of poultry. Number and value of eggs produced. Popcorn—(world center). Timothy seed—(world center).Total value uf graia crops. Value of laud and farm buildings. Value of farm implements. . - ' ; Farm owned automobiles. Farm owned* telephones. • Percentage of improved farm lands. Per capita wealth. .^Intelligence of her people, having the lowest percentage of illiteracy. ,. , No sirigle^'cmlized'^ajea in the world of comparable size has such consistently fertile soil as Iowa. It is a vast, unbelievably rich garden which is beautiful '"beyond description. - BASIS OF FEDERAL! Iowa's Annual Corn Show Is Held at Ames Although emphasis on th» appearance of corn t« a key to iU quality lg steadily dJmlnshing, the annual corn show:feature of farm and home week at Iowa State college continues to grow In popularity. The 1933 show, held last February, was the biggest since records of the show were first kept in 1919. Nearly 14.000 ears of lorn were exhibited this year, according to Joe L. Hobinson. college staff member and secretary of the Iowa Corn and Small Grain Growers association, which sponsors the show. There is still vast interest in the immense collection of fine looking corn and the show is one of the most popular features of farm and home week. When it became necessary to reduce th« premium list this year, the association chose rather to make prizes smaller than to make any cut in the number of classes and places. The first show was held In 1904 and by 1907 the premium list' bad reached a total oi over $20.000. In those days all of the fund* went to the premium list. Today far more money i s spent in the com yield test and other experimental work, which also the association conducts In co-operation with the college. In the first year of the show, (Continued on Page Nine) 1910. It came mostly from Illinois and previous to that from Indiana or : Ohio, and still further back from Tennessee and X'irglnia, E om= coming from Pennsylvania and New England. Develop Fine Corn There have been men in Iowa who have devoted much time to the.breeding of corn. One of the earliest of these was A. j. Goddan! of Fort Atkinson. More than a half-century ago he besan to develop high yielding early strains Machines Cut Farmer's Work To Raise Corn Agricultural ^aachinery has enabled the fanner to accomplish just three times as much work' in field as he could in 1S55, when hand methods were the oflly means employed in. raising corn". Agricultural engineers have reached this conclusion thru surveys conducted by the federal and state goveramiats, agricultural colleges, and farm equipment m'anufactur LEADS IN ers. Recent surveys show-that before " the CM! when" men were still yellow corn for His yellow corn of white and northern Iowa. called "Pride of the North." be~ cam* popular in 1SS6 as a. result 05 winning & prize at a Chicago exposition. His white coru. known as 'Silver King," won a prize at fie World's fair at. New Orleans in «S4 and again at Chicago in 1886. <>rx]dard's Silver King i& still the m °st popular white corn in northern . <o 1914 corn shows h, rtlroc.tlo; of Prof. p. 0 or ,\ m r R crwt.rt much in. Iowa. fun,,,. s „„,,:••:,.,]• .|,eii (Ccmtlnutd on Page NIMI-> using a walking plow, a hoe to cover the seed, and a shovel plow to cultivate a man spent an average of 33.6 hours on each acre to produce 40 bushels of corn, according to government records. In 1?94 the farmer had cut his working time in half. With the aid of improved implements such as the two-bottom gang plow, the two-row planter, and the single- row Cultivator, be was able to tu.n out 40 bushels of corn per acre by working only 15.1 hours. Since 1894 an army of research men, led by the agricultural engineers, have reduced the labor time eeven more. Tandem discs, bar rows and pulverizers, and -corn pickers bsve-all had a part in (hir, great advance. Experiments in 1530 showed that it took only 6.3 bours of labor to raise 40 bushels of corn acre In the corn belt. . Experiments made ID 1932 at tbe agricultural experiment station at Iowa, state college indicated no materiel i Auction in man ho'in- per srre In the last two years. r figur,« «iiowed th* labor lour*, prr aor* to he «lightlv high ^r than in 1030. but Hlon* wiih hat \\afi a Rrontor They found thr.l Hlon* wiih , lor corn. , <CouMniKd on Page Ten) Hybrid Strains Coming to Foreground Hybrid field and sweet corn hare a.definite place in Iowa agriculture though there is an over-production of corn, because reduced production does not imply less corn per acre but fewer acres in corn. Reduction o! totaj acres in corn is the most efficient means of reducing corn production and offers, the farmer the greatest number of 1 ei- sure hours. Corn hybrids •&5^€iil are produced by H|CS3jj.' pollinating a corn plant with Its o'wn pollen for several years until an inbred line of corn i» produced.. All these inbred strains are less vigorous than the original but they tend to carry a few desirable traits whi^h tbe corn breeder wishes to Veiep. TWO inbred lines are crossed to produce a. Dingle-cross hybrid. Two Dingle-crosses are mated to produce a dojblc cross hybrid which is then tested for stveral years to determine its yielding ability. Should it prove to be a good yieldcr sect, is released to formers and Available corn growers. o Farmers Two and ,»>sslbly four hybrid lints «lll h* distributed by the Iowa, asrlculiiirsi experiment »t&- lion nrxt 'spring according to Mrrlo T. .lonklnn. corn brooder at thr s'iition. S:p(1 will ho available 10 farimis I'"" Hjbrld 931 and Hj- (Coui'm.i U on Page Six; Soil Fertility Sets Sound Value When. i;tSie American .Legion of Iowa., popularized the. Iowa corn E o'ng from' coast ; to coast- and even over seas, and at''the same time left samples of the Hawkeye state's chief product wherever '.',. went, little did it realize that it was. advertising .the security .upon, which millions of dollars on loans on Iowa farms is based. From 'the.shores o'f the Mississippi on the east to the-banks of the Missouri and Big Sioux on the west, and between the parallel border -lines, Minnesota on the north and Missouri v on -the south, are- approximately 56.000, square miles tof terra flrma -which produc- one 'crop upon which approximately:two and a half million souls depend largely to 'exchange, for the necessities and luxuries -of life. - •...-.' J-' ' , •':-'. •. First In. Leant, Amounts In tbe eighth. Federal Land bank district ;which-comprises the states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, the-Hawkeye state ranks first in the number of loans and the amounts. • With the r€ finance 'program under way sponsored by the Farm credit administration.' there daily goes into the office at Omaha hundreds of appliactioDs from Iowa, landowners. The -first thing the analyzer looks for is'the yield of corn. While a. well balanced farm includes pasture land, a, small orchard and small grains, corn is always recognized as the mortgage lifter, whether it be sold on the commercial market or converted into pork .or beef right on the farm. The desirability of the loan depends entirely upon the fertility of ths soil as a. corn producer. Taxes Next Federal Land bank experts take into consideration the amount ol taxes levied against the land. Next they are concerned with the type of farmer who operates, it. Third, the proximity to a good market and lastly, just what does the farm pro- 'Continued on Page Ten) IIELDSOFCORN State Raises .Output Without Cost Iowa is now.producing nearly 2,(00.000 bushels more «orn annually than it did 12 years ago, without in- rease in acreage or other additional expense. .That Is the value placed on the owa corn yield test'oy members of he farm crop* staff at Iowa State ollege at Ames, which is in charge f the test. It is estimated that be- ween 15 and 20 per cent of the corn .ow being grown in the state is lanted from higher yielding strains evealed thru the test; . The crop pecialists base their estimate on a ecent survey of the strains and va- ieties of,corn now being grown in the state.' • The Iowa corn yield test, started in Iowa in 1920 thru co-operation of he college with various corn grow- rs of the state, is operated on a 'mple plan and all the corn entered grown under' as nearly as possible .same conditions. Last year there 4 were *83 entries in the 12 dis^ tficts'into which the state is divided for-the purpose of the test. The entries comprised a total of 204 strains and hybrids. -Last year, the, highest yields in the history of the test were obtained, field . averages . ranging from 53 to 109 bushels per acre and the whole state averaging 78 bushels per acre. To obtain accurate results in the shortest length. of time, the state • is divided . into > four approximately even sections, north,.north central, south central and south. ••• Each section is divided into three districts, west, central and east. One-third of each entry is planted in each of the three districts of its section. -. The general increase in yield, however, is only a part of the value of the test. Tests of many hybrids which have" gone thru .the experimental stages in the last few years have been secured and many lower yielding strains have been weeded out. Much data has been gathered concerning the relation- of yield tp lodging;.height .of .ear .and maturity in various localities. -uThe test has shown is generally more profitable to plant four kernels per hill in northern lows, three to four in central Iowa, and three in southern Iowa. Last year, hybrids yielded an excess of 6.7 per cent over open-pollinated strains. . The . culmination of each test comes in the winter during farm and home week at the college, when results of the test are made public and-prizes are awarded. Samples of the entries are a, part of the annual corn and small grain show of, the s Corn snd Small Grain Growers' association. The Iowa -test is almost who!! unique. Ohio started a similar pro gram in the sprine of 1932 and con tinued it again this year. Nebraska and a few other states make yiel tests in. various areas of the state but have no organized system o test planting. CORN CROP OF FINE QUALITY IN M AREA Hawkeye Farmer In Good Position for Profit OTTUMWA—(Special) — "With the good quality of his corn crop the large production and the existing shortage in surrounding states, the Iowa farmer has much for which to be thankful," said A. F. Beck of this city. Mr. Beck is president of the local Farmers' Credit Co., a former Wapello county agricultural agent and a competent judge of farm output. "I have traveled over Iowa several times this summer, as well as far into the western part of the United States, and I have never seen a better corn crop." he said. "With the exception of one or two small areas, where production is low and quality poor, the-state has exceeded all others in quality. "We know that the Iowa farmer feeds SO per cent of his crop. In that way, under "present-day conditions, he has the opportunity for doubling the- price of his corn crop by feeding and the brightest kind of an outlook for better profits later, if he holds his crop." Feeding Proltablt Mr. Beck discussed Iowa's favorable ppsition iu "relation to quotations on corj at 23 to 26 cents a bushel and hogs with a $5.10 top in Chicago. This proportion, approached from the feeding angle, means the fanner is realizing 50 cents a bushel for his corn—or doubling it—by feeding, he declared. "Lambs are quoted at |7.75," he continued, "so the Iowa farmer is in a favorable position by feeding his grain to lambs. Financing by our company on range lambs for Iowa feeders has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few weeks. Over 30,000 head have come in from Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Texas, and Wyoming. They are well scattered over the state. "I have been in a large number of counties, in the last lew weeks, and I have been deeply 'impressed by the trend of .developing the movement from the range direct to the feed lot. It is .a chance for the farmer to Jj..ble the value of his corn crop, either by feeding the (Continued on Page Ten) What Iowa Is What Iowa Has What Iowa Does Corn Plays Vital Role in Production of Artificial Silk One of the vital but little-knowo links proving bow industry • de p p nds upon tbe agricultural regions of country was rev°al»d hy the Corn Industries Research foundation in a statemfnt ib8». 30 per rent' of »be 155.000,0f>0 pounds, of rayon rloth. thread and other artificial silk produced annually In tb<v United States uses s rorn sugar or syrup in the manufacturing pro- eKfl. "Th« basic, material for all rayon manufactured" pays th« fftundatifin, 'lg cotton fiber. Although three oth»r procpfF's urn used, about nine-tenths of thn total production B mode by the viscose prooesn nnfl a sucar or syrup mado from ordl- rorn Is !p to KM fhr nroper quality nnrl 'fcc3' in Hie fabric." ', west, north and south th Iowa corn song is known an sung. Miss Ruth A. Gallagher of tbe State Historical society, writing on the "Songs of Iowa" in tbe May, 1326, issue of the Palimpsest. says the torn song ^as first, stt down In 1912. It was originated by George E. Hamilton, captain of thr Xa-Ga-Zig temple drill t?8.m of D«s Moln^e en route to a Sbrins conclave at Los Angplef. Tbe words for top marching song w«re <o go ^ith the music of "Traveling," one of the popular compositions of George Botsford, als-o an lowan. The song was immediately popular and additional versus have been Improvised on almost every occssion. Tbe corn song is now considered a true folk song of the Cora Empire. In 192: » revision of tb« song w»s printed and put on ?aK Ray W. Locksr?!. hplnjr nssoclaffd with Mr. Humlltoii Ht. thr .mlltor. Thf Is catchy with a j>ronoun<>»«tl ' and the Fonp t»" ; brcoinc «!• ruost From a howling wilderness to th« richest state in the nation i« tht evolution of Iowa within, the memory of her older citizens. Greater development is still in prospect. Iowa's soil produces more wealth each year than all of the gold mines in the world and mor* than twice as much" as all of the silver mfnes. lows' produces more corn than any other state .or any .foreign nation. Iowa produces more hog* than any other two states, and about 28 per cent of all .the hogs slaughtered in the United States each year. , Iowa supplies the markets of the nation with more corn fattened beef cattle than any other state. Iowa produces and 'markets more dressed poultry and eggs than any other state. She supplied the four principal markets with 54,000,000 pounds of dressed poultry and 66.000,000 dozen eggs in 1932 and had about 100,000.000 pounds of poultry and 100,000,000 dozens of eggs left for her own tables or to sell elsewhere. Iowa produces over half of the timothy s««d raised in the United States. Iowa protfuces ever half of the pop corn raised in ths United States and is the world center for this crop. Iowa ranks 24th in land area, yet has the highest percentage of her land In farms of any stats in the r>ati?r> (96%). Iowa has more farms equip ped with telephones than any other state, and one out of every three farms has 3 radio. Rural mail delivery, telephones, modern homes, radios, and automobiles make farm lite in Iowa very attractive, lowj has 168 free libraries and there are 595 daily and weekly papers published m the state. Iowa has 42 ststs pa^hs. Iowa has 4,105 miles of paved highways and 22,601 miles surfaced, miles of railways. No point in Iowa is more than twelve miles from a railroad and no one need walk to the railroad station, for low* farmers own 191,871 automo- bliss and ther* are over 400,~ 000 others In th« slat*, Ni»« ty r«r cent of Iowa's farms have automobile?. Iowa long recogmrfd as ths Oreatest agclcultunl KtMe, has about 3,000 manufacturing plants (among them being the largest cereal manu- facturlng plant In thfi world) • nd Is rapidly becoming »n important Indutriol state. Iowa has abundant coal, raw materials, transportation facilities and unexcelled advantages as * place for em- ployes to live, which make it an Inviting field for the development of as well as 10.618 steam and electric Present Value Is Estimated By Government Expert at $42,000,000 More Than '32 Fewer Bushels Will Bring Greater Income to Corn Empire State Editor'* note: Thtrt has be«n some variation In mtrk«t priett since th« following story was prepared but with tht prii*nt upward tendency of prices. It is believed that it will b« only a short tlm* b«for« the values mentioned here ar* attained again and probably «xe«tded. Hail to the Corn Empire! With a 39 per cent increase in the value of its 1933 crop over the 1932 yield, representing $42,000,000, Iowa, will pause on Thursday, October 26, for a state-wide observance of Corn Empire day. Civic and business organizations thnnut the state are taking steps to make lowans and the United States at large better acquainted with the value and the Importance of Iowa's greatest crop—corn. Golden Stream of Wealth Thruout the length and breadth of the Corn Empire, wagons are moving thru the rows of com, esperl hands are stripping the husks, and a gleaming stream of golden corn that means -actual gold for the owner is starting on its -way from farm to market. Much of it is converted into pork and beef on the farm, but eventually it becomes a product upon which the'very life of the nation* depends for. corn is the most importaet of all crops raised in the United States. Iowa's, corn is worth more than the gold of California, the silver of Nevada, or the anthracite of the eastern coal pits. Iowa alone provides a fifth of the nation's corn. State Wide Event In proclaiming "Corn Empire day" on Thursday, October 26, Gov. Clyde L. Herring asked that all individuals, organizations, cities and towns join in a.great effort to bring about general recognition of Iowa's never-failing blessings in the form of material wealth, and that each citizen assume the responsibility of acquainting himself with these encouraging facts. Based on September figures of Federal Agricultural Statistician Leslie M. Carl of Des Moines, Iowa's corn"^crop will-be 113,250,000 bushels, with a value of $148,770,000, using the September 15 average price this year, which was 36 cents a bushel. In. 1932, figures for the same period gave Iowa an estimated yield of 509,507,000 bushels, but with the price at that time only 21 cents, the estimated value a year ago was only $106,996,000. $41,664,000 Increased Value Thus September, 1933, figures give Iowa's estimated corn yield a value of $41,664,000 over the larger cro^. of 1932. This represents an increased value of 39 per cent. September figures show Iowa's crop at 78 per, cent of normal, while for the nation the corn prospects were only 61.9, which emphasizes the importance of Iowa's crop this year, and the increased value it will have to the farmers of the Corn Empire. Iowa's estimated corn production this year is almost double that of any other state, Nebraska's figure being"235,014,000 bushels compared to Iowa's 413,250,000. Illinois will have about 222,778 bushels while Minnesota comes third with 140,125,000 for the larger crop production states. Produces Bounteous Crop While other states suffered from delayed planting, drouth and chinch bugs, Iowa was afflicted in a lesser degree and her broad, rich acres produced the bounteous crop which, is expected to help her well along on the high, road toward more normal conditions. Altho Iowa is famed and is asking for further recognition, for fine crop, the Hawkeye state is a leader in other fields, as the 26 member papers of the Iowa Daily Press-association, which are helping to keep the Corn Empire in, the national spotlight, are pointing out in their special Issues today, Leads in Per Capita Wealth In per capita wealth, Iowa leads all other states and illiteracy is practically unkuown in. the Corn Empire. The state leads in, the percentage of farm owned automobiles and of farm owned telephones. : When it comes to livestock, the figures are surprising. Directly allied with the corn industry is that of producing the world's finest hogs and Iowa markets 27.5 per cent of the total number sent to market in the United States. On Jan. 1, 1933, when farm values were near the bottom, the vaJue of Iowa's livestock was a fifth of a billion and today with higher prices it has soared by the millions of dollars. In the matter of fat cattle, in the number and value of poultry and in the number and value of eggs, the Corn Empire again stands supreme. When it comes to totaling up the value of Iowa's grain crops, the state leads all others and in the value of farm land and buildings it is the peer of them all. : . Important Industries But regardless of the value of corn and its allied products, industry is winning an ever increasing importance in the Corn Empire. In a decade, Iowa rose from tenth to fourth in the meat packing industry and some of the most modern packing plants in the world are located within the borders of the Corn Empire. The world's largest cereal mill is located at Cedar Rapids, and at Clinton, Keokuk and Cedar Kapids are large .plants for the conversion of corn into suck products as corn syrup, corn sugar, corn oil, starch, and dextrine. At Belmond and Mason City are large plants for the processing of sugar beets. ': .; Unlimited Possibilities The possibilities of corn are unlimited. In his laboratory at Iowa State'college at Ames, Dr. 0. B. Sweeney, world famous corn chemist, almost daily is finding new uses for corn. He visualizes the time, when corn stalks will provide a large share of. the building material as a substitute for lumber and when the earn? stalks, now usually plowed under will supph large cities with gas. Blended fuel is ano'ther possibility, com alcohol and gasolin* bemg mixed, thus providing another outlet for Iowa's corn, believes Doctor Sweeney. Scores of by-products of the corn plant are now being used. but Doctor Sweeney ieels that the possibilities have only been scratched. He looks forward to the time when the corn plant wjll be supplying food, housing and h?at. Iowa's Wheat Farmers to Get 000,000 Aid lows f;?rm»rs who ha\» signed whfat adjustment contract will receive more than $500.000 in bene- 'flt. payments this year, Murl McDonald, assistant director of the extension service at IOWA State collage. estimated Thursday. "This is an averag? of more than fl<^ per furm for (ho «j mutely ,1,500 wlifnt growers «"•(!," Mild Mr. ..JrDonalrl. "Sumo farmers \* iil rrofhv mor^ and oth- on thf'r acre- "Tbo amount and the percentage of sign-up are considered satisfactory when it is remembered that fewer than one out of 10 fann- ers in Iowa grows any wheat at all, an dtbat only one-fifth of thoss growing wheat do fo regularly each year and are eligible to sbar* in fb? wheat adjustment program " It Is estimated, Mild Mr, McDonald, that 175,(V, acres are represented in the contracts signed. Oa (his basis farmer;, win take tnor* than 26.000 acres out of wheat production, In accordance with th« 15 per cent red'r.cion re<ju«»t*'l Wayne couii.y, Mid Mr, McDonald, is the flri* in Iowa to com- plet* the signing of wbtat contracts, f'onfracin from rhis county have, been forwarded to th* wheat section "f tb<- agricultural adjust ri.flnt administration ID With.

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