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WAIXACE AND NORTH 10WANS AT DES MOINES INSTITUTE --Henry Wallace, one of the speakers at the National Farm Institute in Des Moines, talks with four North lowans who attended the 16th annual farm event. Left to rij?ht are Kerhiit Hansen, Mason City; R. M. Hall, Clear Lake; Wallace; Joseph Hanson, Mason City, and Earl Dean, Mason City. Davis, Wallace, Reuther Outstanding at Meeting Wallace for Flexible Plan By ROLF HOFSTAD Globe-Gazette Farm Editor Solutions, predictions and warnings were heard with regularity at the 16th annual National Farm Institute held Friday and Saturday in Des Moines. Although the crowd size was not up to lost year, when the cattlemen; converged on the Iowa capital city to heckle Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson, it numbered over a thousand. Those who came heard spokesmen from all sections of the political and economic spectra-from extreme liberals to the most conservative of the conservatives. The general theme, "Price Supports, Tariffs and Foreign Trade," guaranteed an interesting two days of listening. The dinners, too, were Interesting--especially.when it was discovered, at the first noon luncheon, that this convention, dedicated to solving the problem of farm surpluses, had supplied only a token pat of butter for each diner. Enough Butter? Mason City's James B. (Pete) Conroy, candidate for Representative H. R. Gross' Third District scat in Congress, picked up the ball and before the next meal rolled around there was plenty of butter. The delegates then proceeded to do something constructive about reducing the butter surplus. Three speakers who drew considerable comment were former Vice President Henry A. Wallace, assistant Secretary of Agriculture John H. Davis and CIO Assistant to the President Victor G. Reuther. The Davis speech outlined, more or less, the Eisenhower Administra- ttion's position on world trade and f a r m surpluses. Concerning farm surpluses, Davis had this tb,,say: War Aftermath "Our present situation is the result of a productive capacity which is running in excess of current market demand. To some extent this heavy production has been the consequence of favorable weather. To a much greater degree it is an a f t e r m a t h of World War II when we rapidly expanded our capacity." Davis asserted that these surpluses, should not dismay us but should spur us on to seek new uses for the "great resources we so fortunately possess." "Our goal," he said, "must be a dynamic and progressive agri culture which, in t u r n , lays the basis for an ever increasing stand ard of living for f a r m people. . . Agriculture cannot prosper without the nation prospering, too, any more t h a n can the nation long prosper without agriculture shar ing in it." The agriculture department offi cial defended the cost of past anc present farm programs, declaring that "in terms of economic wel being every single taxpayer today has a stake in the benefits t h a t have been derived from t h a t program." He maintained that it is "infinitely cheaper to m a i n t a i n p r o s - perity than to build back the economy after a depression has been permitted to take hold." D a v i s Solution production and convert them into w h a t he called a "fertility reserve." In other words, take the poorer land out of intensive cultivation and return it to grassland. Wallace didn't set off any vcrba fireworks when he rose to address the convocation at noon Saturday W a l l a c e Endorses He saw no immediate end to surpluses, indicating that they may be with us for the next four o six years. The u l t i m a t e solu- ion, he said, is to eat our way hrough our problem. Davis then offered a lour-point program designed to gradually liminate the problem of food urpluses: 1. Develop the American market Â»y improving our national diet. 2. Expand foreign trade through ireatcr promotion and through co- iperation with other nations. 3. Insulate certain f o o d stocks rom normal trade channels, as advocated by,President Eisenhower. 4. Take m a n y acres out of food PHILR.SHEIMO AUCTIONEER PHONE 649 FERTILE, IOWA Farm Auctioneering A SPEqiALTY . Attend ThÂ«W Saloi George Crorty, Mason City Feb. 24 Stanley Cong, Clear Lako Feb. 25 Gerald Wohler Photi* 5W2-J IIS South Tonnesseo In fact, he indirectly endorsee the Republican plan to suppor prices by flexible methods, such as the plan recently announced which would reduce dairy supports. "in the long run," Wallace stated, "the ever normal g r a n a r y program (which he introduced in 1933) can be sustained only by a flexible support price system." He warned the f a r m officials and f a r m e r s that his great fear is that they themselves may destroy the farm legislative machinery by asking it to do work for which it was never designed. "It would be a great' disaster if the ever normal granary were converted into an abnormal granary by loans completely out of inc with the weather and the market," Wallace declared. Corn Acreage Wallace also suggested that the reduction in corn acreages (which will average about 20 per cent in the slate) will backfire as a result of generous increases in fertilization, especially with nitrogen. The effect of fertilizer use in the next few years," Wallace stated, "will greatly surprise farm magazine writers, Department of Agriculture officials and farmers .hemsclves." He did not paint a bright picture 'or agriculture's f u t u r e . He doubted that, within the next 10 years, farmers could'expect more :han 85 per cent of parity, no matter what steps were taken. He added that they should consider themselves lucky to get that. Labor's View Ri!ether, whose speech was billed! as "Labor's Stake in a Prosperous; Agriculture and Expanding World] Trade," indulged in a lengthy list-j ing of labor's contributions to thei nation's welfare. Not until his allotcd time was half used up, did he come to grips with his subject. After asserting that half the families in the United States are still underfed, he urged agriculture to find ways to increase consumption of food. "I don't believe," he said, "that this should be accomplished by lowering food prices. 1 believe that the farmer desires and must receive a return for his labor that allows him to share in a better life. The CIO believes the problem involves raising the buying power of millions of families without tearing down the living standards of others in the process." Warning against a depression, he said that "nothing would serve the communist cause better than to have a wealthy, prosperous America suffer a farm recession." More Foreign Aid The labor leader concluded by pleading for more economic aid to the poorer nations to raise their living standards and provide an expanding market for our food surpluses. He estimated that our gross national output is increasing by 15 billion dollars every year. He then asked that half of that sum be; used for foreign economic aid. He warned that while our living standard is moving up, that of the overwhelming majority of Ihc world's population is rffoving down, widening the gap between the United States am' foreign nations. "Self interest," he concluded, "compels us to adopt policies which will begin to close that gap, and at no distant date." Gold seals for about $500 a pound. CHILD LOGIC H A R T F 0 1 1 D , Conn. (UP)Three-year-old Sally Popik watched her mothcx- cook a lurkey pot pie. When Mrs. Popik cut slits along the top of the crust, the child asked: "What did you do that for, Mornmy--so the turkey can breathe?" BUSY BEES G A R N E R -- The Liberty Bus Bees Girls' 4-H Club voted to donate $5 to the International Rural Youth Exchange program at a re- MR. FARMER: DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOUR FIELDS ARE SOFT . . . PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW FOR Agricultural LIMESTONE WE ARE IN POSITION TO MAKE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Mason City Phone 551 cent meeting of the club held at the home of Darlcne Hrubcs. The next meeting of the club will be held at the home of Pally Greiman March 20. Assisting hostesses REMINDER J. P. STROTHER FARM SALE 1:00 P. M. M farm 2Vt mites north of Britt and 2 miles east, on WEDNESDAY. FEB. 24 Milk cows, sheep, tractors and machinery, oats, beans, straw, chickens, etc. BEN REEMTSMA, Aucl. Feb. 23, 1954 ,, 21 Mnou Clly Globc-GiictU, Minsk Clly, lÂ«. will be Airs. Alfred Josten and Mrs. Aaron Stromer, SELL US YOUR HIDES WOOL Also Your . . . Scrap Iron fir Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6th S.W. SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT Mitchell, la. The Crow's Hybrid Corn I planted for the 1953 growing season was very satisfactory. I planted five different numbers and all of them yielded 100 bushels or better. Premium No. 487 made 120 bu., No. 432-110, No. 260--108, 407--105, and No. 205-100 bushels. I followed plant food recommendations and used side application of nitrogen the last time corn was cultivated. The stalks of this corn stood well during the full season and the e a r s hung to the stalk until it was picked, with very few barren stalks. I am very well pleased with Crow's Hybrids. Mitchell is 14 miles from the Minnesota State Line. Signed, O. N. CLEVELAND See F. M. CERNEY Route 2, Mason City Get Your PIONEER Seed if You Have Nof We've asked the Company to send some extra bushels. Come in. You can still get good selections of kernel sizea and hybrids. SOON A. E. Clark, Mason City, fa. Charles H. Edel, Mason City, la. J. C. McGuire, Mason City, la. Walter Kahl, Britt, la. J. D. Richardson, Clear Lake, la. Andrew Marzen, Dougherty, la. J. A. .Overson, Fertile, la. George J. Meinicke, Forest City, la. B. A. Reemstma, Garner, la. J. J. Cook, Goodell, la. Erwin Trertin, Grafton, la. H. I. K a a s a , Joice, la. Ronold O. Groe, Lake Mills, la. F. H. Dunbar, Leland, la. Farmers Elevator Co., Manly, la. M. T. Hinrkhsen, Nora Springs, la. E. C. Flatness, Northwood, la. A. T. Grosland, Northwood, la. R. E. James, Thornton, la. SWEET CORN SEED TO ALL CUSTOMERS I BUILD BIG HUSKY LITTERS at*- with vte 1 Livestock AUCTION Thursday, Feb. 25 GARNER, IOWA SALE STARTS AT 1:00 P. M. 18OO -- CATTLE -- 18OO 100 good quality Hereford yearling steers, wt. 650 to 750 Ibs., and 40 good quality Hereford steers, wt. 900 Ibs. These are from Ismay, Montana, have been in a corn field and are quite fleshy. They will arrive here on Wednesday so the weighing condition will be Very favorable for the buyer. One consignment--All 1 brand, 66 choice quality Hereford yearling steers, wt: 650 Ibs. and 80 choice quality Hereford year- ting heifers, fleshy, just right for the feedlot or to be fed on grass, wt. 550 to 600 Ibs. 30 choice quality Hereford steers, direct from the West and carrying lots of flesh, wt. 850 Ibs. 20 good quality acclimated Western Hereford steeri, wt. 800 Ibs. 52 good quality acclimated Western Hereford heifers, TB and Bangs tested, open, carrying lots of flesh and just right for the feedlot, wt. 700 Ibs. (Also expected are quite a few more consignments of thest acclimated Western cattle in straight load lots.) OnÂ«- consignment that you have been waiting for -- 21 good quality Angus cows, 3 and 4 years old, all with calves at side -- 14 good quality Angus cows, 3 to 6 years old, all with big husky calves at side -- 15 good quality Angus cows, 3 to 5 years old, heavy springers. All 50 of these cows are TB and Bangs tested. 8 Reg. Angus cows, heavy springers with 3rd to 5th calf, bred to a Reg. Angus bull. 40 good quality Hereford breeding cows, TB and Bangs tested. 200 head or more of odd lots of native and Western acclimated steers and heifers of all weights and classes. 1,000 CALVES-249 choice quality Hereford steer and heifer calves from Three Forks, Montana, all are de-horned, the steers weigh 450 to 500 Ibs., the heifers 400 to 450 Ibs. 242 good to choice Hereford steer and heifer calves from Malta, Montana, all de-horned, wt. 450 to 500 Ibs. 350 good to choice Hereford steer, and heifer calves from Wibaux, Montana, wt. 400 to 500 Ibs. . 20 good quality Angus heifer calves, wt. 400 Ibs.; 25 good Angus steer calves, wt. 450 Ibs.; 80 good Angus steer calves, wt. 500 Ibs.; all from Sappington, Montana. 100 good quality Colorado Hereford steer calves, wt. 450 to 550 Ib*. ' , If you need good quality, fresh, stocker or feeder cattle, plan to be at Garner this Thursday. Wt guarantee to have more straight carloads of cattle 'than you would find on any other market in any on* week. Usual good run of breeding bull*, springing cows and heifers, veal calves, butcher stock, etc. HOGS: 300 head of good quality, thrifty, light-weight feeder pig*. Alto bred sows, boars, etc. (Mr. Consignor--You'll find plenty of good pen room, plenty of buyers and a real good demand, for any clats of livestock you send to Garner this Thursday.) LEW HANSEN, Nevada, and E. D. "RiD" BUNTENBACH AUCTIONEERS ED. C. BUNTENBACH, Opr. GARNER SALES CO. GOOCH'S BEST Brood Sow SUPPLEMENT (301 Protein _ Meit or PtUeU) help them build profit size litters that will live and grow. Remember--every extra pig saved nearly doubles the profit p o t e n t i a l of a litter. Let GOOCH'S BEST help you win thin extra profit, #4 For fiOOCITS BEST PiÂ£ art Hn Fufc .-^jj WUBBENA PRODUCE... BR1STOW, IOWA Â£ BURCHINAL CO-OP BURCHINAL, IOWA \ HI-WAY PRODUCE BRITT, IOWA V FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, CHAPIN, IOWA ISENBERGER HATCHERY CLARION, IOWA PETERSON FARM STORE CLEAR LAKE, IOWA FARMER'S PRODUCE KANAWHA, IOWA CONNIE'S FEED STORE LATIMER, IOWA SINCLAIR GRAIN CO PARKERSBURG, IOWA ANDERSEN FARM STORE ROCK FALLS, IOWA F E E D E R S SUPPLY WELLSBURG, IOWA VIRGIL'S PRODUCE WODEN, IOWA Your hog profitÂ· next season may be determined now--weeks before your new litter is scheduled to arrive! When you give your gilts and sows the proved nutrition of GOOCH'S BEST Brood Sow Supplement, you At this farm has been sold, I have decided to hold a Public Auction Sale on the former Markers farm, 5 miles south and 6 miles east of Mason City or 1 mile north and 7 miles west of Rockford, or 5 miles north of Cartersville or 6 miles east and i mile* north of Rockwell . . . on THURSDAY, FEB. 25 commencing at 1:00 o'clock Hanford Ladies' Aid Will Serve Lunch On The Grounds 21 HE AD OF CATTLE 4 Hereford cows; 6 black, Whiteface cows, 3 to 7 years; 1 Guernsey cow, good milker; These cows are bred to a good Hereford Bull to freshen in Summer. 10 Head 3 ] /2 to 4 months old calves. MACHINERY F12 Farmall tractor with powerlift and cultivator, overhauled last spring; Mounted I. H. C. Corn planter with wire and fertilizer attachment; IHC 2 bottom 12-irich plow; AC 11-ft. tractor disc; IHC 20-fr. folding evener lever drag; IHC Spreader; Steel flare wagon box and running gear; Wood box and running gear; Tractor hitch horse mower; 8-ft. grain binder, 4 years old, in excellent shape; 40-fr. Farmer's Friend elevator .and Hoist; Wood Bros, single row picker, good shape; good two year old oats turner; Spring tooth ondgate seeder with grass attachment; Feed and hay bunk; Stub pump; Motor and pumpiaek; MeCormick Deer ing cylinder shelter. .Other misc. items. 3 portable I'xll' hog houses on skids; 2 brooder houses 10'xl2', Â·II in good shape. 400 bu. of Ames No. 2 Oats, bright and suitable for seed with a test weight of 3* Ibs. per bu. Good Oil Heater with fan. TERMS: Cash or make arrangements with your banker. Homer L Freeman. Owner Bob Pedelty, Auctioneer First National Bank, Clerk Feed MOR-GAIN Pig and Sow Meal OR PELLETS TO BROOD SOWS -- IT WILL PAY DIVIDENDS IN LARGER LITTERS AND STRONGER, HEALTHIER PIGS Sows Need Vitamins, Antibiotics, Minerals and Proteins to Nourish Unborn Pigs. Feed 'em Mor-Gain MOR-GAIN It's economical to balance the Sows ration with MOR-GAIN Pig and Sow Meal or Pellets Mor-Gain Pig Sow is specially fortified in vitamins, antibiotics/mineral and proteins to balance the grain ration. Better see your Mor-Gain dealer today, It Pays to Feed Mor-Gain Northwestern Distributing Co. inc. | MASON CITY/IOWA DO - IT - YOURSELF" Idea is making wonderful progress, many customers are getting material to make small improvements and some of the improvements are not so small. Here are a few of the things you may need and can make yourself or at least assemble them. Extra heavy 24" x 84" trellis ready to assemble for $2.00. We have something new for yard enclosures, eight or ten foot sections, made of clear dry lumber, 8-ft. sections; ready cut will cost approximately 80 cents per foot, according to the height you may want. This you can buy the material for, use our plan and make the fence yourself or you can buy it ready to assemble. We also can make the regular straight pickets should you want a picket fence. See our play house, a little home of the kiddies, they will enjoy it and you will know where they are playing. Built like a house. To you folks wanting to add a kitchen, bedrooms and bath now is the time to be getting your ideas into workable plans and finding out your cost. There is a lot of this you can "Do yourself." We will help you when necessary. To you "Do It Yourself" people who want and have to keep the cost of a home down we will say that you will find it both pleasant and profitable to bring your plans or sketches to us and we will help you make out material list and costs. You can save yourself money on the "Do It Yourself" method. NORTHERN LUMBER CO. THE "DO-IT-YOURSELF" YARD PHONE 30 23 2nd ST. S. E.