The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 7, 1934 · Page 18
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 18

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1934
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE HISTORY OF FIRST YEAR'S EFFORTS Huge Plan Is Outlined for Farmer Consists Almost Entirely of Orders by President. WASHINGTON, March 7. UP) --Short history of government attempts to aid the farmer during the first year of the Roosevelt administration: March 27, by executive order President Roosevelt abolished the federal farm board and consolidated farm aid offices in the new farm credit administration. May 12, the president signed the farm bill, setting up the agricultural adjustment administration to use processing taxes for payments in acreage reduction programs of "basic commodities," wheat, cotton, corn, hogs, tobacco and millc. · Rejects Stabilization. July 3, President Roosevelt rejected the London currency stabilization plan. Aug. 23, purchase begun of 5,000,COO hogs to decrease surplus and raise prices-. Aug. 25, Mr. Roosevelt ratified the international wheat agreement limiting exports for two yeara. Sept. 22, cotton options plan announced guaranteeing farmer 10 cents a pound. Oct. 22, President Roosevelt announced his intention of manipulating the value of the dollar to raise commodity prices. Refuses Demands. Nov. 22, faced by a farm strike in the mid-west, the president refused demands of governors there for farm price fixing. Feb. 8, President Roosevelt in a special message to congress requested that sugar be made a basic commodity, with domestic production and importation quotas. Feb. 23, Mr. Roosevelt signed the $40,000,000 seed loan bill, as a "tapering-off" measure, but said there should be no more. Feb. 26, cotton reduction program announced satisfactory by farm administration, plans made to continue wheat reduction next year. Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. Manufacturers --Distributors FINE QUALITY BUTTER Co-operating with the Iowa State College Research and Agricultural Extension Service--constantly endeavoring to improve the Quality of Iowa Butter. 64 IOWA CREAMERIES CO-OPERATING COLBY'S MOSS PEAT Is Unexcelled for Chick Litter Poultry Litter Stable Litter Peat Insulation Greenhouse Peat Lawn Dressing Garden Peat Fertilizers Colby's Moss Peat Litter is produced by American labor for the American Poultry Raiser. Everything used in its production and sale is AMERICAN. Therefore, by your using Colby Peat Litter, you will not only profit by raising better chicks but you will be aiding Mid-West Industry. We depend on the American Farmer for our market and any measure which will enhance the American Farmer's economical condition has our 100 per cent approval and support. The foreign importer of peat moss has no interest in common with American Agriculture. "Be American and Buy American." ASK YOUR DEALER Colby Pioneer Peat Co. Producers of HIGH GRADE PEAT PRODUCTS Hanlontown, Iowa SEEK TO CUT DOWN SURPLUS (OooUnud from rage 1) ut the sentiment of the different sections of the country. We .hen proceeded with the tem- orary organizations. In just a ew weeks' time, we mobilized the greatest army of volunteer workers that ever tackled a eace time project. By and For Producer. It is a program of, by and or the producer. That is the irst reason for its phenomenal uccess. The second reason is hat the direct benefits at east are for the co-operators r signers only. The third rea- on is that it was preceded by an intensive educational cam- aign which created a demand or control among the rank and i]e of producers. This has given it a sound foundation. The immediate tangible remits will be the benefit payments which will amount to about a half million dollars or more for each county, exclusive jf corn loans. That it has rais- d farm -prices materially al- eady and improved general lusiness conditions is no secret. The future .results will be party price for farm products. The question is often asked, how do we know this will give us parity price ? In 1924 we had a corn crop small enough so hat we did not have a surplus. 7he result was that we had jarity price at that time, the mly time since the World war. This was followed 18 months ater by a smaller hog crop, which resulted in parity price "or hogs, the only time since the World war. We had no inflation in 1924 or 1926. We just had a supply that did not exceed the demand. Who Pays Bill? Another question that is often asked, is who is to pay the bill --these millions of dollars in benefit payments that the government gives to the farmers? It will be paid by the same people who paid us $1 a bushel :or corn in 1924 and $13 a hundred for hogs in 1926. Then, too, the question is raised--is it right for the government to tax the consuming public for the benefit of any Certain class or industry. If :hat is wrong, Uncle Sam has seen on the wrong track for a .ong time, in fact ever since we put on tariffs for the projection of "infant industries." These infants have now come :o he overgrown giants and we are still feeding them the same infant's rations. We are not exactly against this. All that the farmers have been asking these years is "Please pass the jravy." Members of Iowa dairy herd improvement associations are culling about 20 per cent more cows than a year ago. This is an. effective means of putting dairying back on a more profitable basis. Sam Raizes Has Large Farm Trade Carries Wide Variety of Goods in Stock. To be able to satisfy every need of the family a merchant must carry a tremendous variety of goods in stock. From dancing slippers to truck tires, plain and fancy groceries to "ubricating oils, baby clothes to rf.en's overcoats--Sam Raizes sells them all. His rural trade has grown continually since he founded sis business here in 1907 until today it represents about 75 per cent of the total volume while the trade area which he serves extends almost 50 miles in each direction from Mason City. Whenever possible the products sold in Mr. Raizes' store are home grown. All his eggs and fresh vegetables in season are bought from farmers to this locality. The corn loans have stimulated his business considerably, said Mr. Raizes, who not only deals with many farmers in his regular business but is a farm owner himself. He bought a farm southeast of Mason City in Owen township about two years ago. In Farm Bureau. A member of the Farm Bureau, he also attends many farm meetings. He hopes some day to be able to retire to spend the rest of his life on his, own farra. Born in Russia, Mr. Raizes came to America in 1906 and after a year in New York and Philadelphia he was sent to Britt by a Jewish organization active at that time in sending Jewish immigrants from eastern cities out to the middle west. He spent only a short time in Britt, going from there to Forest City where he attended Waldorf college part of the time during a five year period. Then, after a brief sojourn in Des Moines, he settled in Mason City in 1913, establishing a small store where he and his wife sold men's and boys' clothing. Store Expanded. This store was in the same location as one section of the present place of business, and, as business gradually improved, the Raizes store expanded. In 21 years a small clothing shop has grown into a department store with as wide a selection of all kinds of merchandise as any North Iowa family needs to take caxe of its needs and luxuries. What could be used and what can be bought may be two very different things. CARL STEIN NEW and USED TIRES and PARTS OF ALL KINDS Passenger and truck axle shafts, mufflers, drive shafts and cylinder heads. A FEW GOOD USED CARS NEW and USED BATTERIES FOR SALE We Are Always in the Market for Hides, Wool and Furs, and Pay Full Value for Them CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 Sixth St. S. W.

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