The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 7, 1934 · Page 19
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIVE It Seems to Me --Fkoto by Ikuaell John Holler is a member of a well know family, northeast of Nora Springs. Born on a farm in 1882 and living on a farm for 40 years, he may well claim to be a good judge of what farmers want In the seed line. He is a graduate of the old Nora Springs seminary and of Iowa State college. He is married, has three children and now lives in Nora Springs and devotes his entire time to the seed business. ^on-Metallic S h e a t h e d Cable. Per oot .. 6'/ 2 c Plane -- 9'/ z in. long. Ad- ustable... $1 By JOHN HOF1ER How did you start in the seed business ? I started by selling such seeds as seed corn, timothy, clover and seed grains produced on the farm. We liked the Silver King corn and it did well for us and we began to sell to our neighbors and others. My brother and father were somewhat connected with the business for a time but now I am alone. I took a natural liking for the seed business and I try to put out a quality product of high purity and germination. How long did you conduct the business from the farm 5- For four years after which a small warehouse was built in Nora Springs which we enlarged as the business grew. Our first building became too small in five years, so we sold it and built our present building and equipped it with modern seed cleaning machinery. Gradually the business grew until I began to handle seeds in car lots and to supply other dealers who are not equipped to reclean their seed. Our business is now about 75 per cent wholesale and I have sold to dealers as far west as Colorado and east to New York state. Our books show dealings in 15 states. Our retail trade is local and confined to a radius of 13 to 20 miles. Where do you get your supply of timothy, red clover, alsike, alfalfa, sweet clover? Mostly in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Northern grown seeds are best, but the supply changes from one locality to another according to the in (Turn to S) We Fay More for HIDES and WOOL Carl Stein Before You Sell BABY CHICKS We Hatch All Standard Breeds Custom Hatching PRICES REASONABLE BRITT HATCHERY BRITT. IOWA Phone 236 Saw -- Taper g r o u n d . Only.. $1.00 Rim Lock Set ever s i b 1 e. lomplete 79c H a m m e r -H a s perfect hang-!... 8Sc Bench Vise. C a s t body, anvil.. $1.00 Pliers, Corn- fa i n a t i o .n, Only 10c FENCING Barbed Wire. Galvani z e d . Spool.. $3.15 Poultry Nett i n g . Diamond 2c ft G A R D E N F o r k , spading. 11-inch tines... 95c Garden Hoe. 4% ft. handle 49C Rake, w i t h 12-in. teeth. Only.. $1.00 Collar--Russ e t s p l i t leather $4.29 Lawn Hose. Won't kink Per ft 8c Spade, squari point blade Only.. $1.2; Shovel, long h a n d l e $1.21 C o l l a r o firm d u c k Value! $1.19 ZlMC-ITi HOUSE MINT 1. Factor? T*tt of w«y nw watariall 1. Laboratory T**t (or wry paint owoBty I 3. "Cuttonw* Twt. Fatal, out of itodc Look at the low price! Yet Zinc- ite actually cov- erj 400 iq. ft, per gallon with two coats, hides even a black surface, outlasts ordinary paint* by rear*. Ward* paints arc made in tremen- d o u s quantity, sold to 700 direct. That* a why you save! a go/, in 5 gal. COM Raw Linseed Oil. Bring ffl t\A '"** your own container. Gal. vl»v" ^"? hC Pure Turpentine. Bring QA|» *"'' your own container. Gal.... «/VC Flat Wall Paint. Dries overnight. Washable. Gal. Household Paint. Semi- d*O OP gloss. Wood or metal. Gal.**i.O«J [i. 3)1.05 Marproof Floor Varnish. Ofl/» It dries in 4 hours. Qt «7UC Miro-lite Enamel. For wood or metal. 4 hr. Qt 4" Paint Brush. 100% Chinese bristles. 4" long 2" Varnish Brush. 100% Chinese bristles 65c $1 79c Get ALL the Cream with Wards Separator $ 63 .00 500-lb. size Perfect skimming --even after years of use! Every part is built for just that purpose. Self- balancing b o w l . Ball bearings. 500 Chick Size Keeps chicks comfortable anywhere under canopy. No crowding. Traces fS down, *5 monthly Small Carrying Charee TEAM HARNESS Special Purchase and Sale! Buy it! Every time you hitch-up your team you'll count your savings! Built of sturdy steerhide. Made by experts who cut every strap full size, stitched every joining with stout linen thread. (Less collars). MONTGOMERY WARD r -'-·

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