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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 10, 1935
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(TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JULY 10 f§ 1935 | Better Social Life ...Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS .(THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD)j B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads EARLY CROP OF SOYBEANS MAKES MARKETABLE HAY Seeding of Beans for Hay Said to Be Becoming More Popular in Iowa. Cutting soybeans at any time from the forming of the seeds in the pods until they are about three- fourths developed, and proper curing, are essential in the production of a high quality, marketable hay crop, according to W. H. Hoster- Jnan, hay specialist in the United States department of agriculture who is in close touch with hay markets and producers in the middle west. In Ohio the experiment station recommends that soybean hay should he cured by Sept. 10, to avoic heavy dews and fall rains, as well as shorter curing days. Under jiormal seeding conditions soybean hay is harvested not later than early September. Cleaner Hay Assured. If a grain binder is used, a cleaner hay is assured as less rubbish from the preceding crop is picked up and less soil accumulates on the hay. Farmers have found that hay tied loosely in small bundles and put into small shocks cures better and loses few or no leaves. Soybean hay cut with a mower and cured in the swath and windrow loses many leaves, collects dirt, and often contains trash from the preceding crop. Seeding of soybeans for hay so they may be harvested with grain binders is becoming more popular in Iowa and Ohio. For best results with the binder the beans are seeded in lands not more than four and one- half feet wide. Lands .Usually Divided. These lands are usually about one* foot apart, leaving enough room for the binder's divide board so a clean swath may be cut. If the beans have been sown at the end of the field, they are usually cut with a rnower. Otherwise they are likely to clog the binder. , Because of the severe drought which destroyed large acreages of timothy, clover, and other grass and legume crops of 1934, soybeans have gained popularity as an emergency hay crop, both for home use and on the market. In Iowa, fanners have been using 60 to 70 per cent of the soybean crop "for hay. Of 1,200,000 acres planted in Illinois last year, 700,000 acres were harvested for hay. Filibuster: Keeping the mouth open until it collects a million dollars worth of -free advertising.-Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. W. J. MURPHY AUCTIONEER i Phone 1824 Charles City, Iowa USED MACHINERY BARGAINS F-20 Fannall, used only 3 months. We guarantee it to be the same as new. Discount $200 Regular FarmaU, used 2 months, discount $200 Regular FarmaU, looks and runs like new, used 2 years. Price $550 F-12 and Cultivator, used 3 months, price $600. Will sell tractor alone, worth the money. We have 7 used rebuilt 15-30 · McCormick Deering tractors all in fine shape and ready to go right out and pull a thresher or go to plowing. Price $275 and up Minneapolis 15-30 ready to go to work at $100 Hart Parr 15-30, ready to go to work, in fine shape . .$100 Chase 15-27, in 1st class condition, cheap at $200 Chase 10-20, ready to ?o right out $150 Model D John Deere, just as good as new $350 Have several good Fordsons we will sell cheap, or we will trade for horses, cattle, pigs or will take new oats at 25c and we will haul them from your place on any of these deals, or will make terms to responsible parties. We have several good used McCormick Binders on hand at our Clear Lake store. We have about 20 good gang plows, mostly McCormick Deering and John Deere, will sell them cheap to cloau them up. MASON CITY IMPLEMENT CO. 22 6th St. S. E. Phone 462 CLEAR LAKE GRAIN COMPANY Phone 23 George P. Newman, Prop. I I "IT S E E M S TO ME A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views of Representative North Iowa Farmers and Farm Wives on Important Economic and Governmental Questions of the Day By O. K. STOKKB Tell me about your early IJfe? I was born on a farm, went to a country school and then to Luther academy at Albert Lea which is now a part of Waldorf college at Forest City. I graduated from that institution in 1903. I never dipped into politics except a township office or two and I was defeated mostly in my aspirations. However, I was secretary of the Tenold creamery for 22 years. All Tiled Out. I have a very productive farm. There are 1,200 rods of tile on the place and in some parts of it the cost was paid for in the first crop. Every acre is working. I keep grade Holstein cows, about a dozen of them, 65 hogs is my allotment this year. There are 11 acres of alfalfa that will be cut three times this year and I am getting three loads to the acre in this first crop. I have 40 acres of corn, a silo and a tractor. Most of my public life has been in connection with the Iowa State Brand organization of which I was president for two years, 1932-4 and secretary-treasurer before and since that time. It has been a custom to limit an officer's term to two years. I am also vice-president of the Farmers Mutual Insurance company of Worth county, president for three years of the Farm Bureau, secretary and treasurer of the warehousing board of Worth county and I was a director and president of a bank at Joice until its sale to a bank at Lake Mills. How did this idea of combining the produ«t of many creameries get started ? The legislature passed a law giv-* ing creameries the right to use the name "Iowa State Brand" providing :heir product came up to the standard fixed by the State Butter Control board, some of the members of which were Professor Mortenson and Professor Curtis at Ames, Senator Newberry at Strawbery Point and the president of the Iowa flutter association. A few creamer- es took advantage of this, among vhich were Manly, Algona and Strawberry Point. They soon discov- red the benefits that could be had y more uniformity in the product and in a. big volume of business. Has it grown larger than you expected? Very much so. In 1927 we made ess than 100,000 pounds. In the ·ear ending Jure 1, 1935, we ex- seeded 16,000,000 pounds. We now have-54 member creameries but 64 ireameries send us their butter and inly one has dropped out. The first iutter sold through this organiza- ion came from the Manly creamery. Worth Product O. K. STORRB Born In Worth county in 1883 and always residing there, known as a farmer, but more widely as an officer in the Iowa State Brand creameries, married in 1909 to Miss Malina Sagdalen and living now on Section 28 in Brookfield township on a well improved quarter section is a brief biography of Mr. Storre to Gate. A strong believer in cooperation, he has been president and is at this time secretary- treasurer of the Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. How do you hold your members? We have no contract. They are ree to go whenever they wish, but we try to give such service that hey are glad to stay with us. It would not be posible to 64 separate creameries to make as uniform a product aa we do nor to be able to ind as steady a market. We have quantity as well as quality. Then : too, we buy supplies for all our members and so save money for Jjem. What is a pound of butter? The Iowa law says it must contain 80 per cent of butter fat, 16 ier cent water, 2% per cent of salt, I per cent curd and there may be % per cent variation. If we put in more butter fat, then we are losing. If we leave in more water then the customer is losing. Salt varies with market taste. Some markets want unsalted butter which demands different treatment and which we can give better than can the small creamery. About 69 per cent of our product is sold in print form and 31 per cent in tub form. The buyer of even 'i pound likes to find our brand on the wrapper. A pound of butter fat which the fanner sells should make one and one-quarter pounds of butter. The .egal overrun is 24.5 per cent. Attention to the little things is where we make money for our member creameries,--for instance 70,DOO pounds were saved last year, by better control of the composition of the butter over what was used in 1928-29. 9,000 pounds were saved by more accurate weighing of the tubs and 35,000 pounds were saved through, improved workmanship. The value of these savings at 30 cents a pound is considerably more than 530,000, much of th« credit for which should go to our R. C. Willey who has charge of the technical work of this department. As to quality, we are constantly trying to improve it among all our members, and it may be stated that the poorest butter sent to us this year was better than the best received three years ago; when regarded from a technical standpoint. How do you do this missionary work? At annual meetings, picnics and by personal visits to the creameries we endeavor to get them to improve the product. Every member creamery gets duplicate reports of the results obtained in the laboratory from the examination of all lots of butter received by us. A glance at the map shows your member creameries are largely north, west and south of Mason City. Why is this? Our market is practically all of t eastward. It would be uneconomic :o ship butter west for any great distance and then back east to market. Is (here any oilier organization like yours in Iowa? There is a small one now working at Keosauqua, in southeastern Iowa. Is Mason City a good place for assembling this butter and what about the buildings and the plant ? It is a good location and the buildings are well adapted to our use; and I may add that they are paid for as well as our equipment. Is this a farmer owned, farmer controlled business? Surely. Out of our 54 stockholders 52 are co-operative creameries. Every three months we have a meeting of the officers of the member creameries for consultation. You handle a lot of cheese. Is the demand for cheese growing? Yes, but we have a long way to go before we can equal the consumption of chec-se in European countries. I .see no reason why Iowa should have to import the bulk of her cheese from other states. Do you have other brands of butter? Yes, If, for any reason, the product of a creamery is off in consumption or flavor U does not go on the market as Iowa State Brand although it may still be good butter. Why do many co-operatives fail in a financial way? As I have observed them, there are two principal weaknesses. One is having :oo little capital for the business and another is a failure to provide for depreciation of the plant and the machinery. No wonder France dislikes us. We can produce our own styles, perfumes, wines and dirty stories, Fountain Inn Tribune. WOOL WANTED Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 6th S. W. Now is the TIME to order the PARTS you will need for Your CASE THRESHER HATHORN MOTOR PARTS CO. 105 1st St. S. E. Phone 447 HIGHEST PRICES PAID Incorporated Phone 1148 308 5th S. W. REAL ESTATE LOANS A liberal supply ot Lite Insurance Company and private money available for Farm Loans and choice Mason City Residence Loans. Prompt service. Small expense. Low Interest. Hugh H. Shepard 501-508 I. O. F. Building Phone 284 Mason City, Iowa OLEOMARGARINE IS COMPETITION OF BUTTER HERE Domestic Production of Substitute for Butter Many Pounds. Domestic competition jn the form of oleomargarine furnished more than eight times the volume of substitutes for American butter that importations of foreign butter supplied during the first quarter of 1935, according to E. W. Gaumnitz, chief of the dairy section of the AAA. During the first quarter oi 1935 imports of foreign butter amounted to 17,393,167 pounds, while domestic production of oleomargarine was 145,609,720 pounds. Imports of foreign butter during the period from Jan. 1 to June 1, which were about 20 million pounds, represented about 3.3 per cent of the domestic creamery butter manufacture. Had butter been pro duced during the winter months In normal amounts or at the present production rate, the amount of foreign butter entering this country would have been considerable less. Domestic Supplies Scarce. Scarcity of domestic supplies, together with relatively high and sudden increases in consumer prices for butter, played an important part in the shift to oleomargarine, according to Mr. Gaumnitz. He points out that foreign imports were an incidental transaction to firmer American prices, inasmuch as records show that foreign imports always attain highest volume when domestic dairy prices are considered by producers as satisfactory. Imports of foreign butter have decreased with the narrowing of the margin between London and New York quotations. It is not anticipated that any considerable volume of Danish, New Zealand, or Australian butter will be diverted to this country during the next few months. Domestic Prices Fall. This is because of the fall in domestic prices caused by a wave of new production throughout the principal butter regions of this country. Increased butter production at the advent of the into-storage season naturally reacted to depress domestic prices. In the course of three or four weeks the butter import situation has changed. For the time being at least, imports have become It Checks Weeds This farmer ifi using a spring tooth harrow in soybean's. This tool is highly recommended by It. H. Porter, extension plant pathologist at Iowa State ccllege, as a means of checking growth of weeds, either In cultivated crops or In land which is being prepared as a seedbed. an unimportant market factor. Instead, the government has resumed purchases of surplus butter for distribution to persons on relief rolls. A total of 3,284,500 pounds of government purchases of butter were awarded June 27. Seen Through a Windshield --By A. P. Confines and boundaries of Mason City very clearly marked by roadside stands erected for sale of fireworks at a convenience during July 1-2-3-1. --Patriotic American citizen celebrating our victory over George III Dei Gratia, Rex. by converting an apparent meadow into corn rows. Probable increase less than one hundred fold. Black-eyed Susans standing primly at the roadside and making eyes at every passing car. Plenty ot cornfields knee high by the Fourth and growing an inch a day during this hot spell. Highly decorative but absolutely useless show of morning glories capturing a fence--one plant for every bar. Rightly named, convolvulus. Battle of the beets with the weeds.' Beets gaining but some fields still meadow like. --Industrious community gardener still at it in the growing dusk of a July evening after a full day's work. Binder Twine LONG FIBER SISAL When harvesting, time is money. Poor quality twine will delay you hours and hours. Buy Field's twine of first quality. Has extra strength, insect-proof and absolutely smooth. Standard S-pound balls. NOT PRISON MADE! Hundred pounds HENRY FIELD STORE 119 North Federal--Phone 370 CATTLE FLY SPRAY For livestock, dairy and general farm use. Field's THy Spray not only kills insects quickly and certainly, but it also has a very desirable repellent action by which it keeps insects off of sprayed surfaces for a considerable period after the application. PER GALLON, RQp we furnish container O «7 C HOUSEHOLD SPRAY--A quick, sure kill tr flies, mosquitos and all flying insects. PINT for HENRY FIELD STORE 119 North Federal Ave. Phone S70 F R I E R S 3 Pounds or Better When You Use J E R M I T With Jermite, Friers develop faster and sturdier -keeps your flock healthy from the chick to the hen. To gain the maximum results out of your feed, use Jermite--a proven pre-digester. Jermite aids poultry in digesting their food in two or three hours less time than poultry getting the same feed without Jermite. Jermite is a poultry tonic to be used in the drinking water--keeps intestinal tract clean--aids in producing sturdier, healthier and more productive poultry. Clip this ad and take it to your local dealer--it entitles you to a regular $2.50 gallon of Jermite for only $1.75 or '/2 gallon of Jermite for $1.00. See your dealer today. Sold by: Northwestern Distributing C Phone 361 436 Second St. N. E. SUMMER ALFALFA SEEDING IS BEST Seed Alfalfa During July and Early August, Advises Olson. Summer seeding of alfalfa--any time during July or early August-is one of the surest ways to oLitain a good stand of that crop, advises County Agent M. E. Olson. The high moisture content of the soil at present makes this statement doubly true this year, and he urges farmers to consider the possibility of reseeding ground which was used for early spring pasture, of seeding land on which it was impossible to plant an earlier crop, or the seeding of stubble ground as soon as threshing is completed. Conditions are almost perfect to re-establish some of the legume acreage which was destroyed by the drought and the succeeding ice sheet of last winter, he says. Exercise Care in Seeding. Some care should be exercised on seeding alfalfa following small grain, however. In most instances such seeding should be completed before Aug. 1, and in view of the late ripening of all small grain this year this may be somewhat difficult. Summer seeding made later than the middle of August will often winterkill during the first winter. A good firm seedbed is very essential to successful summer seeding, Mr. Olson explains. It is usually better to disc than to plow clean stubble or cornstalk ground and in any instance a roller should be used to firm the seedbed if possible. Depends Upon Conditions. Depending upon the conditions, between 10 and 15 pounds of seed an acre is the recommended rate of se" iing for alfalfa. Under better germinating conditions, less seed will be necessary. It must also be remembered that the successful growing of alfalfa demands sweet soil and the use of inoculated seed. The acidity of the soil will be tested at the county agent's office or at the Iowa agricultural experiment station, Ames, free of charge, and more complete details on the summer seeding of alfalfa may be obtained from extension circular No. 211, "Alfalfa in Iowa," at the county agent's office. Apparently the "deserving poor" are those who weren't used to it before 1930.--Wisconsin State Journal. Army Worms Reported in 40 Iowa Counties DES MOINES, July 10. (IP)--Ray Murray, state secretary of agriculture, reported today 40 Iowa counties are infested with army worms. He said the heaviest infestation is in southwestern Iowa. More than 300 tons of poison bran used to kill the worms has been distributed by the department of agriculture, Murray said. He declared bran is available through county agents' offices In the following counties: Lyon, Mitchell, Monona, Sioux Harrison, Plymouth, Sac, Shelby, Woodbury arid Ida. FOR HIGH GRADE Asphalt Shingles, Roofing and Roof Coatings SEE US We Cut Our Own Shingles -- Our Prices Are Lower APPLICATION A SPECIALTY SHERMAN ROOFING CO. 3 South Louisiana Ave. Phone 3830 Mason City HORSESWANTED I want all the horses I can get for killing purposes -- Will buy them old, blind, lame or with other blemishes; except polevels, fistulas or warts. If you have one or more of this kind to sell, bring them in any day to Lund's Sale Barn or call or write A. 6. 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