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DECEiMBER 13 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ELEVEN Better Schools Better Social Life NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS (THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICK-FORD) Better FarmiVig Better Roads HOME CONSUMED PORK PROCESSING TAX ELIMINATED But Farmer Who Butchers and Sells Meat or Lard Must Pay. Farmers do not need to pay the processing tax on pork raised and butchered, on their farms for consumption by their own family or Sired help, according to an interpretation of the law recevied by M. IE. Olson, county agent, from the extension service. The tax must be paid, however, on any pork. sold. Returns must be made to the bureau of internal revenue on blanks which will be furnished by that agency on request. Wilful attempt to evade the tax jnakes the individual liable to im- prisionment or a fine of $10,000 or loth. · The processing tax is designed to raise farm prices. The tax must be paid by packers, so it is reasonable that farmer butchers who sell pork and lard should also do their part for agriculture's benefit. Amount o£ Tax. The tax will amount to: One dollar a hundred from Dec. 1 to 31; a dollar and fifty cents a hundred from Jan. 1 to 31 and two dollars s. hundred after the first of February (50 cents a hundred was charged from Nov. 5 to 30). The law requires that the tax be paid at the end of each of these periods and at the end of each month after February. Thirty days is allowed for payment. If a farmer butcher who sells jork and lard fails to fill out a tax form blank and return it to the government within the alloted 30 days he will be charged another 25 per cent. And in the event of fraud in making out the forms 50 per cent may be added to the re- Buying Power of Hogs Articles Farmers Buy cost in Terms of He (100 pounds each) 19331 * Firgt t month! Based on the fair exchange relationship with prices of things farmers buy, hogs during the past I decade have had materially less purchasing power than they had in the pre-war period. In 1933, it took about eight hogs to buy what three hogs would buy in the 1910-14 period as indicated above. In ail the years since 1920-21 (excepting in 1925-26 when there was a temporary reduction in hog supply) the purchasing power of hogs has been on a general downward trend. In 1922, the fair exchange value of hogs was $7.75 per hundredweight. The prices of things farmers buy averaged slightly above their pre-war level. But the actual farm price of hogs in 1932 was only $3.47 a hundredweight, or ?4.28 below fair exchange value. Fair exchange value means the pre-war price for hoga only when the price of things farmers buy is at the pre-war level. If the prices of things farmers buy become double their pre-war level, then the fair exchange value will be double the pre-war price of hogs. The corn-hog production adjustment program under the Agricultural Adjustment act seeks to raise hog prices to the current fair exchange value. This may be done by STATEWIDE CORN AND HOG SETUP NOW COMPLETED County Committees Yet to Be Announced by Organization. The state-wide organization for I setting the wheels of the eora-hog ' program in motion is complete and j contracts are expected to be distrib- | uted throughout Iowa soon,' according to word received here last week by M. E. Olson, county agent. Announcement of 20 field representatives of the state corn-hog committee was made by R. M. Evans, Laurons, chairman, last week. Meantime R. K. Bliss, director of the extension service- announced the appointment of extension .specialists to assist the repre- I sentatives of the state committee. Four specialists from the extension [ service have been assigned to each district to work with county agents. To Be Announced. The state corn-hog representative for the district in which Cerro Gordo county is located is F. W, Stover. The next major step in the organization will be the announcement of county rreetings at which "IT- SEEMS TO ME" A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views of Representative North Iowa Farmers and Farm Wives on Im. portant Economic and Governmental Questions of the Day bringing production into better balance with the most profitable demand through a reduction in 1934 of 25 per cent in hog production and 20 per cent in corn acreage. butchers may comply turns. Farmer with the law by writing to the internal revenue collector, Federal ·building, DCS Moines obtaining form . C-4 and complying with the directions that will be received with the blanks, A notary public must witness the signature of the forms before they are "mailed to the. collec- .".'·Ct'tor with the payment required. -~'ff.- ·· -n«jutres 'payment. ·- : - ..... If a farmer butchers a. hog and sells only part of it the law requires that he pay the tax on the amount sold. Definite rates covering part- sales have been worked out and are explained in the instructions that go PULSE OF THEFARM Last week I watched a group of men young and old, working on CWA work and I was impressed with the thought that they were working in a very costly and inefficient way. They were shoveling off or skinning off sod and putting it into a wheelbarrow and wheeling it a few rods away to fill a depres sion that was nos a serious one. At another place half a dozen men were loading a wagon in a gravel pit using shovels and a team to pull the wagon. . . . ' . . . . I am glad to see this made work with the form. This law does not mean that farmers may not co-operate by exchanging work during the 'butchering season, but it is illegal for a person to buy a hog and hire someone else to butcher it for him in order to evade the tax. Moreover, if a person buys a hog and butchers it himself he is subject to the tax. It is important that .farmer butchers who sell pork and lard keep records of all hogs butchered and products sold just in case a government inspector shows up and should want to check up. and 50 cents an hour Is much to pay them but I ORA BAYLESS AUCTIONEER Mason City I'hono 3683 FARM SALE DATES CLAIMED Closing-out Sale, Thursday, Dec. 14, starting at 12 o'clock. On Mclntosh farm half-way between Clear Lake and Ventura on Highway No. 18. An ton I^rson, owner. B. A. Keemt-sma, Auctioneer. Auction Sale -- Lund Sales Sfcib- les, east edge of Mason City, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11. a. m., sharp. Auctioneers, Ora Bayless and Jack Dorsey. Public Sule, Friday, Dec. 15, starting 1 p. m., one mile south anil /j mile west of Garner. Floyd Franklin, owner. B. A. Kecmtsma, auctioneer. Public Sale, Friday, Dec. 15, Swalcdnle, loivn, Mrs. Mattio Carr, owner. Public Sale, Thursday, Dec. 21, beginning at 1 p. m., 3 miles southwest of Forest CHy. Mrs. Peter Etzen, owner, n. A. Reemtsma, auctioneer. Public Sale. Thursday, Dei;. 81, storting nt 1 p. m., 2 miles south of Joice. Nels Kersou Estate. Carl M. Shelnio, auctioneer. Sale Dates Are Listed Free of Charge in This Space Each Wednesday he next three feet and few crops need draw water from deeper than ix feet. S'EW PLAN FOIl DRAINAGE A plan for rehabilitation of one f the largest drainage districts in financial difficulties was worked out y the cngineers/This provides that each j'ear the annual drainage tax evics shall be based on crop yields and farm prices received in the districts, and that after operation and maintenance expenses have been deducted, the remainder will be accepted by bondholders in full for the obligations maturing In the year. Drain tile investigations show that only cements above the aver- *| age in resistance should be used for concrete tile carrying water containing sulphates. Concrete If you want your sale just send In the place, date and owner's name to the Globe-Garotte, attention of V. C. Hicks. not too .. ..., suggcs that more effective ways could be found in which to use this labor. I suggest that no contractor coult hold his own, using human labor in that way. Almost every man was smoking a cigaret and there was no speed anywhere. Without lessening the number o: men at work or the hours, whj could not the amount of grave loaded and the miles of road cov ered be doubled and trebled by do ing what any contractor would do-make the work more effective. INSUHANCE FIRMS PICK COUNTY AGENTS j Not infrequently as one scans the exchanges one sees mention of the resignation of a county agent and almost universally he has been picked up by an insurance company to manage farms for them. He has had just the experience they need. He has worked with many country folks and knows their ways. He knows farming both theoretically and practically, in many seasons and different soils and has helped fight enemies of plants and animals. Probably 20 such men could be named off hand who have preferred the job to working for one man or company, to that 'of 500. The regrettable thing is that some farmers feel that they cannot afford or do not appreciate what an insurance company is glad to acquire and pay liberally for. In fact they cannot handle their acquired farma successfully in any other way. MACHINES ARE HELPING FARMERS Engineers are developing- corn picking machinery that will cut stalks at the ground level and .will then cut them into small pieces, destroying or exposing any European corn borers in the stalks. Another aid in fighting the corn borer is a conical device which may be attached to plows to aid in covering weeds, stalks and trash. A public service patent has been granted on this invention. In a western sugar beet area about 35 per cent of the grower.' were able to get through the sea son without the usual need for im norting low-grade labor for block ing beets. Machines did the worl better and cheaper. Irrigation and drainage research has always been a principal activ ity of the bureau. The bureau las year completed the last of fivi i studies, dealing with the irrigation requirements of the five major re gions of the west. Studies in the I most economical application of ir rigation water are continuing Weeds and other non-economi growths waste water. Testa las year showed that tules, cattails anc smartweed, for example, use frorr two to four times as much wate as an equal acreage of a valuabl cultivated crop.such as asparagus Weeds in irrigated orchards depriv fruit trees of water they could with profit. Deep Irrigation is rare ly essential, engineera find. Fo many plants and trees irrigation o the top three feet will also moiste should be hardened in air for not less than 30 days, and preferably for 90, before coming: in contacl with sulphates and when from 12 to 24 hours old should be steam cured at 212 degrees F or more for 48 hours or longer. In studies of different combinations of animal and mechanica* power and of labor and equipment in production of corn, the best combination produced the crop with approximately 50 per cent of the man labor required under ordinary farm practices Seen Through a Windshield This is probably the oldest school county campaign committees and township leaders will bo chosen. At these meetings representatives of the Extension Service and the state corn-hog committee will explain the program. Later developments in the program will be: .1. F. W. Stover will conduct a training school for township leaders to familiarize them with the details of the corn-hog program and the government contract. To Hold Meetings. 2. Township leaders will then hold meetings in their own communities to further explain the plan to farmers At thesi meetings farmers will be given an opportunity to sign the corn-hog contract. 3. Farmers who sign the contract will meet at a later date and organize their permanent county associations and elect officers. The function of the county association will be to work with the AAA in Washington and administer the local corn-hog program. as a school, in this walls are. brick, old buildings, history is fading away. Diligent'inquiry has failed to detcr- By A. P. year m which it was --Car parked on roadside. Emp. Man one-fourth mile away, car- ying gallon can painted red. leased but sheepish look on his ace. Most of us know how he felt, inly remark, "I got some." --General cleaning up of farm .roves to the betterment of the remises and good oi the owner or enant. --Sam Kennedy tearing tilings up, --as usual. This time the S. W. A f section 24, Union township, ransforming a peat bog into a po- ato field. "He knows his onions" and intends to cash in on what Mature has been preparing for sev- iral thousand years. --Blue jay blithely singing his jaucous note, in barren tree top on December day. Sounds fine in December but rotten in May. --Three truckloads of evergreens coming from the far north in first veek of December,--no wonder they ihed their foliage when shut up in a warm room. HUGE AMOUNT OF CHEESE IN STORAGE This is cheese week and we ar told by the Consumers Guide tha 96,000,000 pounds of cheese were in cold storage on Nov. 1 ... the largest amount over recorded fo that date. Despite the large stock on hanc! production of cheese continued higher than a year ago . . . When people do not or cannot buy mucr fresh milk, there comes the prob 1cm of what to do with all the milk they might have bought. Some of it is made into cheese Cheese, unlike fresh milk, can b stored if people are unable to bu it ... in fact, unlike most othe foods, it improves In storage. The average price of cheese fo the 31 cities tended slightly flown ward between Oct. 21 and Nov. 7. A bulletin sent out from Amc announces the discovery by th department of the college of a wa of producing the Roquefort cheep without the expensive time of cu: ing it as practiced in Europe. Was 9 Years Old. John W. Whitsell came to Rock rove, Floyd county, in 1S52. He ·xys: "I was fl years old when I cgan to go to school. That would e in 1859 and I went to a farm ouse. School was kept in my ather's house and in the Billings ouse down on Lime creek. I tit- ended at both places before I went o Rock Grove school. I think it was n 1861 or '62 when it was Gaylord made the built. brick nil maybe had the job of. building ;, but I don't know." James Wyatt, secretary of the chool board in Rock Grove town- hip for many years, could find no ecord of its erection. It was there far back as he could remember. ie attended religious services there vhen a small boy and he is about 5 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hutchtnson, 04 and SO years old respectively and ong time residents of this part of 'owa, could not fix the date. Undecided to Time. Mrs. Electa (Sullivan) Ladwig, another of the old residents of ?loyd and Rock Grove, was undecided as to the year of its erec- .ion and Miss Vienna Gaylord, Nora Springs, who \a an authority on ear- y happenings, could only say that it was the first school ibuilt in Rock Grove township. Both Mr. Whitsell anil Miss Gaylord agree that there was a log schoolhouse near Gaylord's place and that W. P. Gaylord taught the school for four or "five months and that it was abandoned when the Rock Grove building was built. However, the building is in good condition and should last for many years to come. It is just another illustration of how the happenings of early days are fading away. Many Are Entertained. LAKE MILLS--The Rev. J. A. Tweeten of De Forest, Wis.. Lars Tron.sdal and son of Estherville, Mr. and Mrs. Olof Tveidt and Sigval and T. T. Haugo of Mahnomen, Minn., were here to attend the funeral of the late Abraham Tweeten. Pupils Plan Program. LEL.AND--Pupils of the Mattison school north of Leland, taught by Agnes Colby, arc preparing n Christinas program for Thursday afternoon. Dec. 21. HOW MUCH THIS CAN HOLD? Bureau of Home Economics Answers This for Housewives. T2ie United States Bureau of Home Economics, Washington, has sent out this information about the contents of cans of various sizes that are offered to household buy-r ers: A G-owice can of evaporated milk, bought for 4 rjents, costs about 2 cents more a pound than a 14 Vi ounce can nt S cents. Some foods are advertised "4 cans; for 25 cents;" or "3 medium cans for 20 cents;" or "Special, G cans for 23 cents" and so on. Perhaps they are good buys. But you cannot tell until you know how much is in each can. Cans are of many shapes and sizes--at least 27 different sizes. For Family Use. Common sizes of cans for family use are No. 2 for vegetables and No. 2£. for fruits. No 2 holds about 20 ounces, which makes 4 or 5 servings. No. 2V- holds 28 ounces or over, which makes 5 to 7 servings. Smaller sizes arc the buffet, or S-ounce can, holding two small servings; the No. 1 or picnic size, holds about 10 ounces, or 2 average servings; the No. 1 tall can, holding 10 ounces, or 3 or 4 servinga. Notice the difference between No. 1 and No. 1 tall. If you buy vegetables in No. 2 cans you probably pay two to four cents less a pound than if you bought the same food in No, 1. or picnic cans. If you buy fruits in No 2Vi cans you probably pay 3 or 4 cents less a pound than If these same fruits were in No. 1 cans. Tomato juice comes in a dozen or more different pizes. with content? from 7 ounces up to 6 pounds C ounces. A 12',-;: ounce can at 1C cents costs 4.8 cents more a poum than a SO-ounce can at 25 cents. Watch This One. And there is another size of can Watch this one. It looks so much like No. 2 that your eye can hardly tell the difference when thej' are side by side. This can is a trifle shorter fan eighth of an inch) and a little less in diameter (a. quarter o an inch). But It holds 3 or 4 ounce. "How large a farm do you operate and what is your line? T- ~o hundred fovty acres. I am a general livestock farmer and practice crop rotation. When I was about 12 years oid I bagaii to keep sheep and had a flock of varying size for 30 years. Then I dropped them; but this fall I have gone into the lamb feeding business. I got 350 Montana feeding lamba Oct. 7, through Henry Buckmnn of Nora Springs and a representative of Bull and company, a commission firm of Austin, Minn. There were pretty light when they arrived. They were weighed and they agree to pay me ?1 a hundred weight over the market price for all the gain I put on the lambs. Did you have any trouble in getting' them fitnrted? How did you handle them? I put them on third growth clover pasture for two weeks, then I ran them in corn stalks after the picker, for three weeks, being careful not to let them overfeed. I only let them on half an hour at n time, morning and evening for the first week, then an hour morning and night for the second week, then two hours morning' and night for the third week. Then I put them in the feed yard and fed them all the second crop clover hay they would eat along with one-half pound of shelled corn, fed in bunks, twice a day. I increased this gradually until now they are getting 1\~ pounds a head a day. ^ Did you have nnj- trouble In changing them from Montana to Iowa methods of fceiling? Not at all; but one has to fill them up on dry feed before turning them out to cat our grasses. I have lost only fo'ir head and two of them were hurt by horses. The rest are making very rapid growth at present. I expect to market them at 95 to 100 pounds weight. That brings the best price. Will they pay you 45 cents or more, for the corn they cat? At present, the indications are that they will pay much more. Are there, other fanners feeding lambB on the saine plan? Yea. There are quite a number between Nora Springs, Charles City and Osage. .How long dill you shear »lie«p? I began when I was 14 years oil and I think I have sheared 50,000 sheep. Some years ago I had an accident and injured my riRht hand and since then I have not tried it. Do you belong to any co-opera- tlvo organizations? To the Farmers elevator and the Mutual Telephone company of Rudd. What farm organization do you favor 7 Thn Farm Bureau. Is the 4-H club work worth while? I think it is verv good training FARM BUREAU TO MEET ON MONDAY Annual Session to Be Held atY. M. C. A. Dec. 18; Coffee Furnished. Attention Is called to the annual meeting o£ the county Farm Bureau to be hold Dec. 18 at the Y. M. C, A. in Mason City, called at 11 n. ra. Members bring 1 lunch with them. Coffee will be furnished. In the afternoon there will be reports of the officers and discussions of some of the problems before the funner at thia time. A full attendance is desired and everyone is invited. There will be innate by high school students and presentation of certificates to club members. This is your meeting. Come oiul help plan the program for 1934. Improvement bonda are retired by a sinking' fund, but it isn't really the fund that is sunk.--Kcwance Star- Courier. Will Roberts is a Floyd county product, being bom In 1881, a mllo west of his present home, which Is one. mile north and two miles west of Kudil. II» has lived at his present residence since 1882 nnd Img always' been a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have five children, four sons and one daughter. AVc Pay More for HIDES and FURS --See CARL STEIN Before You Sell You'll never notice ingratitude if you never expect payment for your charity.--Kcssingcr's Review. for young folks. My three oldest boys are members, one in a dairy calf project and the other two in liabv beef classes. \Vhi't «1 vantucrcs have your children by be'inR in a consolidated school district ? They are much better off in every ·ay. They receive instruction fron eachers that have had hotter train ig and more experience than those · the country schools. They ride to school in a heated ius or car as the case mav be. Tel' me about the social life o our neighborhood. It is rather neglected in our lo :alitv. WIH the government price of 4f cents on corn make the marfce price 45 cents or more? It is very hard to predict what I will do to the market. Are you going to reduce your cor crcage and hog production? Yea and I think most of m; neighbors will do so. What (Jo you tliink of Milo Ren as a farm leader? I think the quicker the peopl quit following such radicals the be' ter off all of us will be. Is there uuy other way to rals Iho price of farm products than 1 either increase the demand or le sen the supply? I don't know of any. less than No. 2, is often at the same price, may actually se! for more if you are not on guard This can is known to the trade a No. 303. It is labeled correctly--1 ounces not weight, or about th same as a No. 1 tall can. But yoi may taka No. 303 for No. 2 unles you read the label. If you buy three No. 2 cans of tomatoes for 20 cents you pay 5.6 cents a pound. But if they turn out] to be No. DOS cans, at the same price for three, you pay 6.6 cents a pound, nnd you have 0 ounces less for your 20 cents than you jjot in three No. 2 cans. If you were buy- Ing corn, which \n heavier than to- | matoes. you would get 12 ounce less for your 20 cents. Always read the label on cannc or packaged goods and watch the price. Farmers Attention Got Our Chicago HaU; on DressetJ Poultry Product Transient Co. Phone GJJ7 Clear Ijike BEAD AnUnnis of All Kinds Kcmovcd i Mason City Rendering Co \Vo pay phone calls. Phono 1090 W. J. MURPHY AUCTIONEER 'hone 1977 Rlasou City, Iowa IT'S VERV WRONG FOR A MAN TO HAVE. MURDER IN H\S HEART BUT THE GUY NVHO INVENTED PHONE BOOTHS HAS A LOT TO ANSWER FOR . vn We have the answer to every auto electric repair problem! You'll find complete modern equipment, skilled mechanics, and a full stock of auto electric parts at the Central Battery Electric Co. This is an Authorized "United Motors Man" in Mason City since 1920. PHONE 494 117 119 SO.DELAWABE AVE. B. A. REEMTSMA AUCTIONEER Specializing In Farm Sales Phone 53-F38 Rt. 1, Vcnturn, la. Motor Repairing By Men with Years of Experience New and Used Motors Bought, and Sold Zack Bros. EI,ECTRICCO. inc, !-.TIIIII N . « . rhi.nc ' CLOSING-OUT PUBLIC SALE PUBLIC The underHiRiicd will sell the following personal property at Public Auction on the rurm known as the Glldner Ilros. Farm, and iiitiiuteil on the gravel road 2 miles u'cst and 3 miles north of Nora Springs S miles cast and 3 miles north of Muson City. Qnltlng farming ami moving to MfHHOiiri. Wednesday, December 2O COMMENCING AT 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M. HIG FREK LUNCH 104-Head of Livestock-104 8 HEAD OF HORSES Black marc 8 yrs. old, wt. I400; black marc U yrs. old, wt. I J O O ; liny team marTM 8 and 10 yrs. old, «t. 2800; black innrc !) yrf). old, wl. 1300; bay nnirfi, 7 yrs. old, «'). 1200; sorrel uinro, .smooth mouth, wt. 3500; gray mare, smooth mouth, wt. 1100. 46 HIGH GRADE HOLSTEIN CATTLE 20 milk cows, some milking; heavy springs, some fresh by Kale dale. 15 hnlfcrs coming 1 yrs.; 4 heifers coming 2 yrs. old; 1 hclfcr S yrs., heavy springer; G coming yearlings, 4 summer calves; 1 HolsteJn pure blood bull, from Kdel herd, 'i yrs. old. 50 SUMMER PIGS--SPOTTED POLAND CHINAS 3 PUKE RRED ROARS--8 I5KOOD SOWS FEED--20 tons alfalfa anil clover hay; 8 inns wild hay; 20 tons soy bean hay; 10 tons good bnllnd straw; some struw In barn; 3(10 hu. oats; 80 tons ensilage; small stock corn f n d t l n r ; 2 feod minks; 2 saddles; corn In erib. FARM MACHINERY, ETC. H-ff MrCormlck Mnrtrr; fi-n. lzln hny 1fn«Vr; 2 trmiff ]il'»vv», 13 onl U In.; 1 drnx^ S ond i »rc.: 1 drac oiirti; Krjslond ulilx rtrlln'iy liny r.»Uc; 4 nlticlc njw torn plow"; mm plnittrr «UIi lf.lt r1. vv1rf; I wucniui un.l tiiwni; I UHK.III nr.il tiny rack; Iilrul nmmir* mirrmlrr; Ipol. ulrlsli: »n!K'y 1'low; fl-t. liainlilcm rnoivrr: .1 illiicii, iiiir uml Iliy l« ivtifrt; 3 rndjialc i.F-r.!rrt; -. InJ.lcr rncl«: 3-htnr. rlnlrrnallrmnl cnslm-; Innk lirnlrr: crlrvl Unni-; hu* u-alerrr; hi-l v«i!iii Bprtnin; no* sliule: /unulng mill; a »·!» liiirnr»; llr I.ivnl firlutrlilnr. No. n. n^il t ill..: dlinin rnKr; potato plnntrr; .1 Ijninilrr linn*»: 2 liiillrlilniil h"K IJC.IMM; law hmlroln. jirnrly new; hrol- Injr Atovp, ronl -r \vrmil; ^ l',t of *nwi! VVIXH!: IKJIT InnlK^: I'Uch forks; «n lools; nonir. houi'-hoM gittult, nnI ollirr ixnlrlrs t'm num»-roin t', inrnlton. TERMS--Cn.sb or arrange, with Clerk. No property to be removed until «!ltlwl fnr. JIM HUTZELL, Prop. VV. J. .Murpli.v, .\»rllo»n'«'." First N'ntl. lt;uili, .Miison f i l y , 'lcrl

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