The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on February 15, 1934 · Page 6
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The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa · Page 6

Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, February 15, 1934
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mMm.m m?*, ttamiAtt MILLS GOUNtY FARM WMlM fifcWS Phowe 241 Bruce St. Kftpatrft*, AgMtt. M»s Sfnysfl Berry, fUilifig Out ttfl Cdiitfact * Fi-feqtrent Cutting Boosts Profit* from Makes Any Prodacef Eligible for Redaction Payment* An rsplnnation of the new administrative rnllnp: which make* any hop prnflnrer In thn eonnty ollgible to Men the corn-hog adjustment contract was received this -reek hy County Apem Drnce Kllpatrlck from R. K. Bliss, director of the extension service at Iowa State college. Director ItlKs explained that paign regardless of the size of a producer's past hog production average he may now qualify lor hog reduction payments 1)V re * dnclng his litter average and production for market not lees I ban 2H pnr cpnt. Jin said that If the litter nror- nso happens to be IPSS than four, (ho new rnlfni? will call for reduction by one Hum-, pven lltoiieh , thin will constitute more Mian a j all °" t 2~> per cent reduction from tin 1 ; base. On tlio other hand. whrrH Iho producer's rorn base is I Frerjaent and .«ystematfc mar- ketlriE of poultry throttchont the year I* important in waking the poultry flock pay, according to W. f!. Whitflf'Id, poultry specialist In the extension service at Iowa State coHepe. Such frpqtu-nt enlline of the poor laying hens spring and summer is advisable this year he- prices with poultry relatively low and e*R and feed hisfi. the farm poultryman will find that only the best hens will return a profit. Some redaction in the size of the laying flock realized by frequent culling Is a part of a state-wide poultry cam- 85 per cent of hfs average dnctio-n for the past three year*. If !t rtill corts him 25 to 30 eetfiB to produce ft pound of btitterfat and he has to sell it for 26 to 31 cent* he will not have mneh left to buy more of the labor-paving; machines or comforts of life. Oar farmers mwt he efficient. "So 1 nrge that every boy between Jrt to 29 years of age who has the slightest idea that he may ever be a dairy farmer to drop me a line or stop In the Farm Bureau office and enroll to the dairy caff cTao fof 10t*. #6 wfll find mtt OUT 4-H cta& Boys are the me*t wide awake, profcfessfre younf farmer* he ever wet. fte wifi like hfg new frifcnd» aftd they win like to hare htm. firety boy >or tfrT fs eligible and ft fntfted to jofn the great 4-H era*, the largest and best clnfe ot farm boys and girls in the whole world." Write Brnei? Kflpatrtck. MaJrern. Go East, Young Man * - Go East conducted to help improve the poultry situation. Mr. \Vhitfleld says that benefits from frequent culling shows tip in reducer! death loss and a stiviii!!; on feed expense. Systematic ctillini; (if the flocks will often reduce the death loss to 10 per runt, according to rf M 'l |!i ohfnliied by calendar rec- '• niscent of the good old days of "' ; Iowa road building and detours. It was nearly evening and we en- ... , . . _, , . . , ,. tlmn the minimum requirement j Women of Anderson Twp. | countered a detour sign of the of 10 acres he will reduce hoc | Attend Project School type which seem to frequent the production only and will get only - i south. Previous experience ^ed us hog reduction payments. In this cnse the producer agrous not to Increase his corn acreage over his Miss N'ora Workman. hom« ; to believe that the sign was not furnishing specialist of Iowa! up to date, and we pulled around Slate college, gave the lesson on ; and hurried on, confident that we averaR< and he i=t tnelltjlhle ti> re-1 lllnrlc prlntliiK to the Anderson j were saving time. ceive corn reduction'payments. I township leaders on Friday, Jan. j Shortly we reached n barrier Under the old nillnc a pro- J 2(5 ' at tuo home of Mrs. Hay Pier-' which made impossible any fitr- diicor was not eligible to obtain i Ron ' "> or advance. We turned around hop reduction payments where the I The lesson was Interesting and j and cut off along a mountain average number of litters marketed In 1932-33 wns less than three. Corn-Hog Contracts Thoroughly Checked Accuracy in Production Figures Will Speed Up Work In ordor that farmers of Mills county may have a clearer Idea of how thoy may hurry up action on tholr corn-hog production control contract, County Agent Bruce Kilpatrlck explains how the contract Is handled after It leaves the farmers' hands. After the producer fills In the j necessary Information on his corn j and hog reduction contract at the community sign-up, he turns the contract over to his local committee. The contract then goes to the county agent's office where it is checked by a tabulator and, if necessary, corrected.' Faulty contracts are roturned to the township committee. They are corrected and sent to the county agent's office where the tabulator com- we were given HO many nice pat- j terns; wo also learned how to make our blocks for the printing. Those attending this meeting were: Mrs. K. E. Nesbltt, Mrs. Perry Wilson, Mrs. Karl Keast, Mrs. C. E. Tibbies, Mrs. Victor Norton, Mrs. Clyde Gravltt, Mrs. Ella Plernon, Mrs. Claude Wilson. Mrs. Mabel Plerson, and two ladles from Malvern who came with M!HS Workman. Our nest lesson, which is the third of the course, will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, at the home of Mrs. Earl Keast. We are all glad to pass along these lessons and suggestions to any one interested in our follow- up work. Edna Wilson, reporter. trail which had a dim, hand painted "detour" Bisn at its start. The gas supply became dangerously low as we pushed around the innumerable bends, over the bumps and through the gulleys which made the road. Twice we hailed drawling hill billies In their cabins and were assured that we were doing the right thing. Fortunately Mr. Durbln was driving and we crept over the roads with a minimum of discomfort. The gasoline marker was just grazing the bottom when we bounced across a final gulley, lurched over a culvert and were back on the main road, As we ncared Birmingham we could see the rod glow of the Bessemer converters — an encouraging sign for business there. Long were the steel mills which surround the town closed and the furnaces cold. Recent business »nt «\.v, *i 11 v< w iitf n*wu»«ii/i i~\mi~ '- , t . „, , Utetea his list of contracts slfined! »«nal or efficiency program," Mr. and sends it on to the State i Kilpatrlck continues "This Is not 4-H Dairy Club Offers Training in Efficiency "The 4-H Dairy club offers many valuable lessons to the I upturns had again started one of farm boy who is interested In learning more about the dairy business," says .County Agent Bruce Kilpntrick of Mills county. "There are some people who seem to think that since we are trying to control the production of our major farm crops that we should discontinue our educa- Board of Review. The state board looks over the contract and determines the adjustments necessary. The contract is then roturned to the county allotment committee which } "?! 3 true. The farmer and his family have never been able to benefit through shorter hours by the adoption of some machine or labor-saving device. He has had to lonR hours as ever - v»n..*.r •> • .i> i. *ti v.i ( i, v.i^u*ui Ji Lctj itinuil . fn\. i . «i>i analn ehnrkH It over, adds the fl- Thl , 8 . Was beca « se he did not ual adjustment figures and ap- !' efll!y Ret , th ! beneflt he should proves and signs each contract. have , rccelved by lowering his It is then roturned to the pro- CMt "f P™duclng a certain prod- ducer who accepts the adjusted i u "' Untl1er tha AAA thia wnole figures and again signs the con- ? cheme l * chttn s ed - Tho ^rmer tract. The contract goes to Wash- 8 °" ere ^ a real comprehensive 1 benefit: first, through the rental on land taken out of production and second by decreasing total production, prices on all crops raised and harvested will be materially higher. This will mean real benefit to the city dweller iugton for final approval and payment of the corn and hog checks. "Accuracy In filling out production figures will help more than any other thing In speeding up the handling of contracts," Mr. Kilpatrick added. If many adjustments need to bo made, he said, all contracts will be held up so that the farmers who filled in accurate figures will not be penalized unfairly along with those who failed to fill in the contract properly. also for when the farm family can once more buy new equipment, new furniture, electric lights, new clothes, radios, musical instruments, etc., then the city dweller will have regained the best customer he has ever meets. Filling station attendants. servants south), Bnslness. most southerners j letns of unemployment and relief, with whom we conld talk as we Most charming characteristic sped on southward from our visit of the south Is the hearty polite, at Muscle Shoals, was definitely ness, augmented by the delight- better. Some estimated that they ful accent, of nearly everyone one were doing twice as mnch. Others named a figure of from 10 to 30 per cent. Reason, most thought, was the cotton benefit program which had poured many of the government millions oat to needy producers some time earlier than had the corn-hog program In the north. In the delightful but meagerly productive hills which make up northern Alabama our trio had one adventure which was reml- (lots of them In the chance acquaintances, all co charm one by this unaffected politeness that soon we fonnd ourselves unconsciously imitating them and discovered besides that one felt much better by so doing. We stayed In Atlanta In a fine old southern mansion now converted to a boarding house. In tho north we seem to have lost this fine old custom which was at its helpht when Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote his "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." But in the south we discovered numerous such places and when possible we stopped at them. Our room was a large affair with a fire place, for which we had no need ns It was as warm as lale spring, and a balcony porch. Only Inconvenience seems to be generally Inferior plumb- Ing equipment as this Is usually of an ancient type long discarded in the north whfe'i demands one's sternest will power to use and keep the temper. As we joined fellow guests for tho evening m«al In Atlanta we found them friendly, conversa ttonal and generally hospitable. At dinner we had the usual heavy southern shortenln' meal, complete with bread and hot rolls. The next morning we took opportunity to get breakfast there before we continued our way north. All through the south evidences of a hurried industrialism are seen. Through the Carollnas and Virginia we drove through town after town with wide groups of company houses, unusually ugly and depressing, lining the highway. The highway led through many a famed striking center and one could easily imagine the discouragement and despair which the mill worker grant from ttrt Pc9er*l t**ey fcettef AddtfntttritttW *« made on the bn*W of one dollar federal f tma« for every tht*» &ft- Tars expended ny the state. Initumnch «» th« Iowa L*t1*J«- tore not in 1. la«t year, tftefr were not fn a Mtloft to appropriate thetr But *« the vartotw slate tares have met they have to appropriate the tfrttr repaired share of money. Those states, Only a very few in number, whicft feat* ftot eem- plled hy appropriating: their snare hate been* e»t off from federal funds. It was up to the Iowa State Legislature to either m»kr the appropriation or to lose the federal assistance. Mr. Mnlock who is administrator of the Civil Works Administration of tbe state of towa made a report to the Legislature and also appeared in person io explain tbe need of this appropriation, in part, his repott reads as follows: "As to Iowa relief needs, we reached the peak load of families In April. 1933, when we had 59.996 families actually receiving Federal Relief. This load decreased, until In October, during the "corn husking" season, the number of families was 32,204. This number was decreased further #s a result of CWA activities In December, but In January Is showing a material increase again. Kstlmates for February, now being received, although not complete, indicate a further In- crew*, ttrtt ttfm« *% wfn*tr*e* ** v*ry amrmfftt, ft vtr* ef the that tft*re af» totfay 8»,»»6 <tn« *«•»«* ftctoatty wjjrfcftfc *ft t&* State of fo*a, aft CWA. Tfc« emit wtpTftnatrou tor thit coftfti- ttett, tt t*at «<ifrn* the period that the State Relief Committee **«rfftt«ratlnt rfttfef. In the of groceries and fuet, a great many nftem ploy fed and institute peopte, refttsefl to make Kp- ptleatlon fof »l«, and wntvnned to n«« every resource at tnefr cc-tnmand, for create and help." A Kintnbet of cwaftties in the state have reached the limit of their bonded Indebtedness and are ttttftbt« to raise any mote money for relief in their cottuty. So lonit as the CWA contiftnw, this problem is not eo sefloos hurt there is nothing definite about the CWA beyond Feb. 16, although it Is believed It will be extended to May 1. It is hoped by that'time teat the public works program will be under way which will take care of a goodly number of the present CWA workers and only those who are not placed on public works employment will have to be provided for. The question as to how this money is to be raised has not as yet been definitely settled. There is a strong sentiment for a gasoline tax. The government reduced the federal tax one-half cent Jan. 1 and our House Ways and Means Committee has recommended a gas tax In preference to a property tax or to taking it from any new tax bill that might be passed. »? efctfoly *rfv* attefrd #rfe *tf 10 p*r cent wore Trrlrrl: BecoTne * and tot *# r»nr Ms*. inittnt* thought, tW* •rtrk-kett f«HW tt* evrt-, a* ft M** * pwot e»atnp1e *«* hofrter*. 1wd, *t «M <*f *«* all thowe tn «rw frtae* Ml " The New Corporal Heezalyre, who hasn't worked since 1896 when the last major depression ended, has noted the present trend toward more leisure time and fears, the ability of the people to cope with it. Long and sincere practice at the art has given him a skill and a decent standard of living. Nor was the mill operator entirely to blame for his buyers demanded cheaper and cheaper goods and he was forced to pay leas for his raw material and labor. Possibly, however, this stage of industrialism is passing and the south has a more hopeful era to look forward to. ' the mills and it had had a beneficial effect on the general trade of the town. Few more natural steel centers exist than Birmingham. In the pine-covered hills of the area can be found not only excellent deposits of Iron ore, but supplies of limestone and coal as well. Lacking in the picture only is the fact that major industrial development reached the north first and gave the Pittsburgh, Voungstown, Gary and other northern mills an advantageous start. Even yet unfavorable shipping conditions work against the Birmingham area, but the town has a great future when our industrial expansion again starts. At Birmingham we left one of the party, Miss Jessie \Vortman, who immediately took up her new work as floor supervisor in the Gorgas hospital there. This institution is located in an elevated position in the city and from its outdoor lounge on the roof one can obtain a fine view of the entire community. As one reads of cotton overproduction in the south, and then drives through the area we trav- { Senate. ersed, be well wonders where| At this writing the Senate has enough arable soil can be found to grow even local demands. would feel as his wages fell {efficiency at loafing.; which few lower and lower and, bta incomes can eaual/andBp»e sxc«ll.vH«i 4 b8ft dropped below the possibility of I consented, in View""of the sltua- Rep. R. C. Hopp Writes of Legislative Doings Dear Readers: Last week the House and Senate passed the Emergency Relief Appropriation Bill and now the House has disposed of all the major problems for which It was called into extraordinary session. Until such time as the Senate acts upon tax revision and liquor control there Isn't much the House can do outside of acting upon pending bills which to many seems more or less a waste of time inasmuch as they will probably never be considered by the Hills, hills, Birmingham hills stretch to Atlanta doubtless way beyond) and as we DULL HEADACHES GONE CH Y had; namely, the farm family. "However, i believe that It is' drove on northward just us essential, says Mr. Kilpat- never out of them. from (and we were whilewe Not ordinary hills are these. tion are gone after one dosfi'of i "° l ° ur farm Production each and j Soil color is much the same as Adlerika. This cleans all poisons j ovi ' ry farraftl- should endeavor to that of the Dakota bad lands, out of BOTH upper and lower ' Produce his allotment Just as eco- (Mr. Durbln, who once studied bowels. Gives better sleep, ends I nouilt-ally aa possible. Take the I geology, holds that it indicates tion, to delineate a few major rules. He writes: •frt-1. Since the New Deal is le»v. ing millions with more time on their hands, in spite of the tremendous increase in employ* meat (there are now less than 15,000,000 out of work), billions of those will be unable to intelligently use this leisure. Xor should the matter bo at- tackedl unintelUgently, (t. Bar »t. ,C" -f-t-1- ' -£ Fourth: Way more g»1f. It don't Ifte tfee game Just trer the great frood yoa're . and stint the eyes and play, twtt put more good prordactttft Into Kott courses and tntfg Iftcrease pfodncttofe. It wilt fft? crease employment for new taiid*. scapets, eaddtes, presidents of greens committees, caretakers, and machinists «will be needed. Moreover It cannot possibly Increase unemployment except lit your own office or work. -f-t-1- FIRh: Tnfce it long Vacation, The conductor of this depart* men! did so and when tie -wrote back to sec If ho wnsn't need* ed at home hr> was sent A win) telling, him to stay a week longer.' That 'doesn't incrwwe employment, perhaps, but it mnkf.i It ninth bftter for £t* cryotin working in the Minn place. And this wilt ultimately result in n better political j»rtlU for all. -f-t-1- Sixth: Run for office. This can* not possibly do other than ln» crease employment for new print* era, radio men, car makers, janitors, and street cleaners will be needed and even if you should win, the officer replaced can take your place. It will create much valuable enmity. disseminate widespread ignorance regarding: public questions and promote more than ordinary disinterest in general elections. The only thing that might suffer would be your reputation and it is doubtful it it could be further damaged. -f-t4- With all of these you simply can't do other than beneflt from your new leisure. If you haven't found any of it yet, try, ' for a government Job. . *, -f-t-1- . -f-t-l- For It any man uses bis new leisure unwisely, or in. a utilitarian way, he will immediately work hardship on his fellows. And this is the thing which all must strive to prevent. -f-t-1- Flrsts Vou should v fpend j^^ some may argue against tola; * the recreation takes work from" no man and Actually might in- creiu>« employment. If you don't like the movies write Mr, Hayes in care of this office. <' -M-lSecond: Learn to play the steel guitar. This has drawbacks for it will .tend to keep you away from the radio and even the movies and thus throw neighbors out of work. On the other hand It will increase employment among BURNING, GNAWING PAINS TF IN STOMACH REMKVKD; Neutralize irritating acids witnj Dr. Bmll's Adla Tablets. PrevV "" serious stomach trouble, eat. you want, Adla gives relief ; your money back. .Collins T ' Co, HELL the about timely merchandise with good printingand watch your sale* vdume grow Other merchant* have proved this plan by repeated testa, Well help with your copy. CLOSING OUT nervousness. Collins Drug Co. j dairy farmer for example. Sup- 1-i.ij.-. • ..-j— adv "' pose we glve hlm 8n allotment of HARRY POTTER'S Closing Out PUBLIC SALE Two Mile* Northeast of Ha»ting», FRIDAY, FEB. 16 64 Head of Livestock 3 Team* Mulwi 4 Hor*«*s 6 H«»d CaUlo. 4A HawR»htr« Hog* including |? Br«d SQWI. BJg Ut of ln>pl»m»ut«, 890 hu. Com. extreme aridity in the past). Jt gives ovldence of ready erosion, erosion of a sort beside which the deep gulleys of Waubonaie might' well pale. To offset and prevent this erosion the farmers terrace the slopes and throw up squat ugly dikes across their fields. Evidently these require continuous upkeep and to those of us accustomed to the lush Iowa prairies, the country seems singularly un- been working upon tax revision for seven weeks, I believe, and are still at it. They have taken no action as yet on the Liquor Control Bill. This hag been made a special order of business in the Senate immediately following the disposition of tax revision. Last week there was appointed a Steering Committee iu the House which has all the powers and functions of a sifting committee. All bills whether on the calendar or in (be committees have been referred to the Steering Committee ao4 now we fre acting upon Just »>ich bills as they bring out from day to e}&y. The Steering Committee eon,, gists of nine members and it takes sevea »fHrm»Uv« votes. W ^P^H ^M^ • V ^M^ . , ^HJBP^ ^fcwB M ^Hr |I will offer at public nab at my home one mile east and one«half mile south of the' Strahan Consolidated school building, Tues., Feb. 20 commencing at J3;30 the following property;— productive. This view, however, act shared by the erudite editor of The Atlanta Constitution, one of the HoiUh'B most famed newspapers, ju &Q editorial printed the day we drove through the iown, the editor declare* ttvat ibia Roll U moro fertile »u.d productive than the bjL»ofc 8o» of tha corn belt, when property up; uud that more and better crop* can bi> (frown (&§n. la uthwr »rstt lu th« U, S, Oon»Ui w ttoa'» editor, had allowed pr»}ud,U» to u»uii HU «4ltort«l v** wrUtwi to luiOw UU »tM»'» Uut to bring » bill to if three members at the commit? tee are opposed 10 out it remains to tflft Tfee thraa gency which wan (CATTLE Shoirthem sew, ,7 yri, old, good milktr, ... 'i. t - Holfltsin cipw, 4 yr*« oWi Y«»rlwg heifer. Two calves, IHORSES lifr- ljohn Deere two b&y Iwto with hay ?.ops Sftrly Qhio ftatatoea. JOQ - ; .^ / -,.rt«Vfe 1 C3jf^

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