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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 4, 1931
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. =S ^^»^:L^^ ~-B"-"r-,.- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 4 1931 NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD .* | BETTER SCHOOLS BETTER SOCIAL. LIFE EUGENE D, FUNK MAIN SPEAKER AT CONTEST DINNER See4 Corn B r e e d e r Will Address Cerro Gordo Farmers Here. Eugene D. Putik, of Punk Bros., Seed company, Bloomington, 111., will be the principal speaker at the banquet given' Feb. 11 to those members of the 1930 corn contest among: Cerro Gordo farmers who finished the work, according to James A. King. , " Mr. Funk comes of a family of big farmers and-land owners in central · Illinois. They are said to own about 25,000 acres of land around Bloom- Ington and Eugene D. Funk is a pioneer seedsman, head of the firm of Funk Brothers Seed company of Bloomington, Til. They have specialized In seed corn breeding aud growing for 30 years, besides growing clover and timothy seed, soy beans and alfalfa. ! Invitation to the banquet will be sent to members. They are urged not to forget the 30 ear sample of corn which must be exhibited if the winners of prize money are to receive it. WHY SOME DAIRYMEN FAIL JS, Phonograph Records Loaned by Library Reach Many Persons By LYDIA M. BAKETTE, .librarian Mason City Public Library Phonograph records are circuiat- "ng more and more from the library. New ones are being added constantly to meet demands from teachers and clubs. The state of Iowa has -probably done more to promote good music in the rural 'communities than any other state in the union. Outstanding: among the organizations that have been instrumental in this work are the Farm Bureau and the 4.-H clubs which it sponsors. · For the past nine years the 4-H boys and girls of rural Iowa have been learning to appreciate the best In music thru their music memory contests. Carefully selected vocal and instrumental numbers which are international in scope, are played, .sung and studied ,at.,the club meet, Ings i during xffte ;yearv' ^e winner -71TTOany recelve"d'the stt''otEElRft- records as a prize. ·To stimulate interest in music among Farm Bureau members many communities have organizec orchestras, male quartets and mixei choruses which obtain a competen teacher and have regular rehearsals Contests for these are held at the Farm Bureau Federation conven Hbns, State fairs and at the meet Jflgs. Judges are selected fr3m col lege music departments, and ban rrers awarded the winners. Cows like the one shown above, purebreds or good grades of high producing type and breeding, are making money for Iowa farmers. In contrast to this good cow is one of poor type, shown below. According to cow testing association records, during the five months that this cow was allowed to remain in the herd after she went on test, she produced hutterfat worth 86.17 at a feed, cost of $34.00. PULSE OF THE FARM BIG SALE of Big Poland China Brood Sows--60 Head Thursday, Feb. 12 H. F. OLERICH ROLFB, IOWA Farm .Sale Dates Claimed i Feb. 9--Mike Conrih, Rockwell, Iowa ,Feb. 10--Frank Bates, Clear Lake, Iowa "Feb. 11--Otto Gross, Thornton, Iowa Feb. 12--Mrs. Putnam, Clear Lake, Iowa Feb. 13--Lars Jorgensen, Garner, Iowa. Feb. 13--Henry Casper, Thornton, Iowa Feb. 16--Bans Jorgensen, Thornton, Iowa Feb. 16--Jess Coonrad, Rock Falls, Iowa Feb. 16--M. A. Paulson, Kensett, Iowa, Feb. 17--John McEwen, Tivin Lakes, Minn. Feb. 17--A. J. Yezek, Nora Springs, Iowa Feb. 18--Core and Tamhil!, Forest City, Iowa Feb. I!)--M. Flattness, Gordonsvlllc, Minn. Feb. 20--Lewis Opedal, Emmons, Minn. Feb. 35--Irvln Green go, Glcnville, Minn. To Gel Your Sale Date in This Column Just fill out coupon and mail it to the Globe-Gazette, care of V. C. HICKS By ARTHUR PICKFORD. One hundred years ago Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper. He must have been a.lazy man because for unknown hundreds of years be- 'ore him, men had either pulled up :he grain by the roots or had bent jeir backs and sheared off the traw, close to the ground; with a urved hand sickle. That's the way hey did when Moses was a boy. It is true that some other lazy man had. invented the cradle, which was a scythe with some curve a wooden fingers .above ; the blade ^to keep- the grain from falling to -tie round as it was cut. This man did not have to stoop to cut the grain. Other men were working on this iame problem. Hussey invented the vibrating zig-zag sickle working thru fingers but McCormtck's machine was the most workable one and it transferred a part of the labor of harvesting from man to horse. Copies of this machine will be seen by thousands of farmers in this centennial year. Up to this time human labor had been plentiful and cheap; and men followed'the reaper around the fielc binding up the loose grain into bundles. It took nearly 30 years before two brothers named Marsh, conceived the idea of putting men onto the reaper -and binding the -grain as it was cut. This was the Marsh Harvester and two men tlid the work of five or six "but they workec harder. It took 20 years more before the self binder Was a success arid thai machine used fine wire to bind th bundles. The wire was broken intc pieces by the threshing machine an became a damage to stock that ate the.straw and to the machines tha ground the grain. In a very fev years Gorham invented a knotter which was improved by Applebyj si that twine is now successfully use as a binder for grain and corn. Al of this has come in 50 years. And now, 100 years since McCor mick's crude reaper, we have thi combine which cuts and threshei the grain at one operation. When McCormick's machine wa brot out, 90 per cent of the popula tion of this country was engaged ii food production and there was no much surplus to sell to other peo pies. Now, we are told that less tha 10 per cent of our population ar farm workers and yet we produc a big surplus almost entirely ban (Please Write Plainly) Name Toivn Date of Sale BRED SOW SALE Wednesday, February 11 44 BRED GILTS AND SIX BRED SOWS at Klemme, Iowa HAMl'SHIItES: 25 gilts and sows sired by the. leading fionr of t.hc breed. Bred to "Lumber Jack," a nationally known prize winner, the {Treat boar of "Substance," bringing into the Hampshire breed a world of "bone and body." Some bred to "Marvel Ace," brother to "Our Type," junior champion at national. POLAND CHINAS: 22 gilts sired' by "Kins; Liberator," the 3,000,-pound champion. Bred to "Crusader Junior." Three tried sows bred to "King Libnmtor." R. C. LUDEKE i Klcninie, Iowa died by machines operated fay few men. Man power is too _dear if the ,vork can be done by.ho'rses or the gas engine. QUALITY PAYS N FOOD PRODUCTS. The patrons of the Alden cream- ryhave discovered that they lost 4000 last year by selling sour and ff flavored cream instead of sweet ream. In the report of the annual meet- ng of. the Ringsted creamery it is tated that: "There Is a great im. rpvement^in'ci:^a.m which has come toout thru cfeaffi "scorlngTIn "iS^S :here were around 68,000 pounds of second grade cream delivered here .vhile last year there were only 15, 300 pounds · delivered. That means he farmers are taking better care of their cream, that Mr. Jensen is enabled to make more State Brand butter and the farmers receive more returns for their butterfat. CHANCE FOB THE COUNTY ASSESSOR. The Lake Mills Graphic has this: A person interested in the taxable valuation of the ^creameries of the county was looking up figures at the treasurer's and, auditor's office at the courthouse Monday and this is what he found. The Lake Mills creamery was taxed on a .valuation of ?G,000; the Forest City creamery on $4,500; Rake on $5,000; Lelanrl on $3,000; Scarville on $4,200; Buffalo Center on ?5,000; Thompson on 54,156. This is the basis on which they were assessed two years ago and the same figures were used last year. Who has the best of it? Figure it out for yourself. NO KICK COMING HEBE. The Mitchell County Press says editorially when we learned the other day that the average cigaret smoker contributed about 530 a year in tax, we almost fell over. That's more than twice the average automobile license tax. Yet the smoker seldom says anything about it, while the auto license is one of the favorite kicking topics. Another surprising thing: Almost half the cost of a package of cig- arets goes to the government in revenue, leaving the other half to be divided" among the tobacco grower the marketer, the cigaret manufacturer, the carrier, the jobber, the radio and newspaper advertising, and the retailer. GIRLS OF LONG AGO. Yea, the hoopskirts and bustles were there, worn by the girls of long ago, but you can bet your sweet life every girl wore one, and no matter how inconvenient an'd silly they were, they loved them just the same--for it was style--and style must go. How we ever grot crowded into a sleigh or an old wagon box on a sleigh is a caution; the girls made room somehow. Bed quilts and then some more were used to keep them warm, and straw or hay in the bottom, and then the bump, bump, bump, over untraveled roads sure kept you awake. But we had ''good times" in those days, just because no one knew any better way to travel. A trip to Clarksville was quite a ·ways and Mason City was out of.the question, and like as not everything would bp closed when you got there. When you danced with one o! those hoopskirt jjirls the display of lingerie was quite pronounced, th« nothing like it is today. The display, when you balanced and swung, if she was on to her job, was only CHANGE SEEN BY FARM EDITOR IN STEADY SHIFTS Level of Farm P r o d u c t s Prices Has Fallen to Low Point. By ARTHUR H. JENKINS Editor, The Farm Journal. Written for Central Press. Under normal circumstances, this winter would see a continuation ^C the steady movement of farm people .toward the town and cities. Most .likely the movement would speed up. For there is no denying the fact that the general level of farm product prices has fallen to a point which, for many farmers, has taken all profit out of the business. The latest figures on staple prices show ,the average of 30 commodities to be only six points above the pre-war years 1909-1914, and prices have been yielding further since these figures were compiled. In such a situation, the normal reaction would be the abandonment of more farms by farmers whose outlook is the least favorable. These men and their families would move to the towns, and by changing over from producers and consumers to consumers only, would automatically help bring about the correction of the difficulty. But we have this year a situation' in the cities that is at least as unattractive as that in the country. Prices are low on the farms, but unemployment in the cities looks worse. The lure of steady work and high wages is badly tarnished. I am satisfied, therefore, that we shall find very little shift of farmers to town, this winter, unless industry and trade should pick up more quickly than seems likely now. What movement will take place will be mostly of older men, who have been thinking of retiring anyway, and will go to live with children or relatives. A certain number of "marginal" farmers, who have jeen hanging on by the skin of their teeth, are being- shaken loose. Still others are quitting in disgust. Broadlv speaking, however, farming Is sitting tight. The business is invulnerable. It can not be starved out. It can not be frozen out. Its markets are certain, its prices are sure =tb-improve.-its^pVJint'-is -tun-- nig at 85 per cent capacity or iriorp its sales and collections go steadily on. day after day and week after week. Farmers are perfectly well aware of this. They are disgruntled and pessimistic, as who is not? But they know which side their bread is buttered on. They see agriculture for just .what it is--at once the mnst hazardous and the safest of all business. Would Move Radio Station. DES MOINES, Feb. 4. ys)--Tho Iowa Broadcasting company, recent purchaser of WIAF, has asked permission from the federal radio commission to move the station from Ottumwa to Des Moines. HAIL! TO THE QUEEN OF COWDOM With an accredited nrciiuclion of BO,501.8 pounds of milk during the past year, ending ,Tnn. H, a 12-year-old Holstein-Friesian cow of the herd of the "Athens State hospital for insane, Athens, Ohio, has been officially recognized us the world's new Class B champion. Official recognition has IIKIMI given (lie new champion, above, Athens Lottu Fayno Korndykc, by officials of (he National Holstein-Friesian association, Deluvan, Wis. Jake Kurtzlebem Is E l e c t e d President of Woden Creamery WODEN, Feb. 4. -- The annual creamery meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Jake Kurtzlcben, president; Theodore Fredrickson, secretary; J. H. Bode, treasurer; directors, Jelle Tjaden, Ben Isenbrandt, Dick Spieker, Dick Moyken and Gilbert Hanna. Farmed by. Three Generations. NEW VIENNA, Feb. 4. (1ft--A farm near here has been farmed by a member of the Bonenkamp family for three generations. John and Joseph Bohnenkamp recently purchased the farm from their father, son of the man 'who obtained the patent on it in 1846. FARMERS! We Pay a Premium For Quality Poultry FOOD PRODUCTS CO. Phone 99G 2322 S. Federal '. J. Murphy Livestock .and Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange for Vour Fall Sale Usvie Now Phone 1977 Mason City, Iowa fleeting, sort of covered up, while today there is no mask to conceal. But they were the good old days just the same, and pretty girls then --you bet they were. And when a fellow got too much liquor they knew it, and he was on the black list for a partner to dance, and if he got too boistrous he was handled without glovca by the manager of the dance. WHY LAND IS LESS VALUABLE. "We noticed in one of our exchanges yesterday a large half page .ad of a national bank, and in it they gave their assets and liabilities with a. large line, in great black letters it said "A Bank Without Real Estates." In the list of assets of the bank in the line where it listed "other real estate," it said in big letters, 'None.' It does seem strange in this day when real estate is not looked upon as real security for a bank. The federal reserve bank says they cannot accept Iowa real estate as security. It was not so long ago that the man with plenty of Iowa real estate was considered the best heeled man in the county. Isn't that land just as valuable today as it was then t It certainly is. If will grow just as much or perhaps a little more corn to the acre than ever he- fore. More hogs can be raised on that farm than ever before. Why is it necessary for n bank to advertise their solid condition by showing they own no Iowa real estate?-Oelwein Register. RAY R. H O C A R I U i S Drainage Engineer and Surveyor Mason City, Iowa. WANTED! LIVESTOCK WE SMOKE MEATS G. GRUPF'S PACKING HOUSP: Home-Made Bologna Phone 23 401 So. Federal "This Ad Brought Results" It is P. F. Kriethe of Btirt, Iowa, speakings Mr. Kriethe held a, dispersion .sale of. his Holfiein herd-on January-T.-- Two small 10-inch!advertisements were used in the Globe-Gazette announcing the sale along with Mr. Krieth_e's other advertising. In sending us his check for the^ Globe-Gazette advertising Mr. Kriethe says: "This ad brot results. I sold three cows to Mason City people." Three out of the twenty-one animals offered .in this sale -were disposed of directly thru Globe-Gazette advertising. How many other buyers were there as the result of seeing + the' announcement in the Globe-Gazette Mr. Kriethe of course could not say. No other single medium can reach as many potential buyers for any-.livestock or farm sale within 75 miles of Mason City as can the Globe- Gazette. If you want to be sure your ad will bring results use The MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE As I IISIVR ilaniileil to quit farming, will sell at public unction 2'/t miles east, nt S;v:ilc:lnle and 41/2 miles west of Rockwell on nuiin [Travel mail, the following described property on FREE HOT LUNCH AT 11:3.0 SALE STARTS AT 12 8 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES 1 team of horse mules, 5 and 6 years old, wl. 2400 Ibs.; 1 team of horse and mare mules, 6 years old, wt. 2200 Ibs.; 1 team of brown mares, 8 and 12 years old, wt. 2900 Ibs.; 1 roan mare, 12 years old, wt. 1200 Ibs.; 1 black horse, 14 years old, wt. 1650 Ibs. (blind). 21 -- HEAD OF CATTLE 21 6 head of milch cows, 3 fresh; fi fall calves, 1 steer and 5 heifers; 2 heifers 2 years old; 5 last spring: calves, 1 steer and 4 heifers. FARM MACHINERY 11-ft. seeder; Olk-er (runs plow, 14-in.; Emcnson lfi-in. sulky plow; BudlonR 2!Mvhecl disc; Dccrlnu IB-wheel disc: .John Deere 20- whi-Rl disc, new; Infnrrmtional corn planter and IfiO rods of wire; 2 .Tohn Dneri; corn jilows, ne.\v; Suttloy 2-ro\v corn plow; 2 disc, corn plows; 2 lever drags, 2fl-ft.; dras'rairt; Dcering mower, 5-ft. cut; hay rake, 10-fl.; Kocli Island spreader; Mctionnii!]; 8-ft, hinder, irooil us nev.; .lohn Deere corn picker, new; wagon with liox: wusron and hay nick; iron whnel truck wagon, new; 5 sets of breeching hnrncsK, one and one-half inch; buck pad harness, one and one-quarter ineh; Melotte cream separator. HOUSEHOLD GOODS--Home Comfort rnnjjre, new, and .numerous other articles. TERMS AS ARRANGED WITH CLERK M. J. COHHIN, Owner FOOT IRRITATIONS Soft corns, crocks between toes, elc., relieved at once and healed by -ResinoL COUGHS QUICK OEUEf-T5W OENT5 A PACK»M CVOGH LOZ£NG£S EXCLUSIVE WITH US (Ae STANDARD M5 DONALD Overalls ° ALL SIZES Jackets to Match, Same Price AT NUMBER SEVEN »OUTH FEDERAL Having decided not to work rented land, I will sell at public auction at my place, east of Clear Lake {Jemctery, on Tuesday, Feb. IO, 1931 Commencing at 1:30 P. M. Sharp, the Following Described Property 26 HEAD OF CATTLE 26 Two Milch Cows; 12 two-year-old Heifers; 11 Yearling Heifers; 1 Yearling Bull. ., 4 Good Brood Sows - - - - 13 Fall Pigs About 24 Black Giant Chickens; about 8 Tons Mixed Hay; about 40 Bushels Good Yellow Seed Corn; some Farm Machinery and other Articles; · some Canned Fruit. A NUMBER OF GOOD WORK HORSES. ALL felNDS OF FARM MACHINERY. TERMS OF SALE--MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH CLERK FRANK BATATIS KNOWN AS FRANK BATES OUA BAVLESS, Auctioneer C. C. PALMETER, Cleric Orii Hayltws, A not. First National Bank ol Boe.Uwell, Clerk. Loans to Farmers on At this season of the year, farmers frequently find themselves in need of'MONEY. Farm Machinery. To Pay Rent. To Buy Feed. To Take Advantage of Bargains at Farm Sales. To Buy Brood Sows. and to use to an advantage for numerous other worthy purposes. We. are organi/.ed to meet this need and invite farmers needing iinandal service to call at our . office or write and let us explain our special loan service for farmers. Our employes are always friendly and are experienced in handling farmers' problems. They are always pleased to discuss them in confidence with you. C. L. PINE LOAN CO. OF MASON CITY 2nd Floor Wrir Blil(j. ' , Phone 224 Knl ranee on fl West Stud: SI.

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