The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 7, 1934 · Page 21
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 21

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVEN FOREIGN TRADE NOT REVIVING SOON Adjustment Needed for Price Hike Must Reduce Plantings and Farrowings, Says Bliss. There Is small chance that our foreign trade will revive sufflclently or that domestic consumption will increase enough in the near future to absorb the present over-supply of corn and hogs, according to R. K. Bliss, director of the extension service at Iowa State college, in a statement to County Agent Marion E. Olson. For this reason, continued Director Bliss, the American farmer's quickest and surest way of increasing farm prices and restoring farm purchasing power is to adjust production to domestic demand. "Although trade negotiations might result in some exchange of hog products for limited quantities of foreign goods, facts indicate that exports will continue low and the present production of corn and hogs will exceed effective demand for several years to come unless farmers take steps to reduce hog farrowing and plantings of corn." Exports Decline. According to the department of agriculture, American exports of pork and lard declined from two billion pounds in 1923 to 711 million pounds in 1932, a loss in annual foreign output equivalent to the pork products from about 9 million hogs. During the same period foreign countries, particularly Germany and Denmark, increased tlicir hog production greatly. This major influence, together with foreign import barriers against pork products, closed the door to American exports. There is little immediate prospects _of the sufficient revival of foreign trade to absorb the excess hog production. The extension director said that foreign nations are producing more and more of their own food and will continue to do so. New uses for farm products such as manufacture of corn alcohol for motor fuel wall board from cotton, and axle grease from lard may somi day open new outlooks for ag riculture, said Director Bliss He added, however, that at bes this is a slow process. During the war high price and the demand from foreign countries led farmers to in crease their production. Afte the war foreign countries be gan to grow their own food Germany and Austria have in creased their production nearlj 50 per cent since the war, Italy 20 per cent and England 10 pe cent. The foreign outlook fo wheat, pork and other product has dwindled to almost noth ing. In 1923 we exported th equivalent of 13 million liv hogs. In 1932 only little mor than 5 million went abroad. Expand Production. Figures from the economic section show that farmers hav expanded production 25 pe cent the last 13 years withou increasing acreage. With th present producing ability of th land, it is only logical tba some of it should go back t pasture and timber--in orde to adjust supply to demand. From the domestic point o view, said the director, con sumption of hog products with in the United States has hel up surprisingly well in recen years. In one way or anothe the large volume of hog prod ucts available to the horn market has been consumed a some price, even though th price to farmers has been un usually low. Increase in domes tic consumption is not to be ex pected. The problem of surplus co production goes hand in han with the problem of over-prc duction in hog products, sai Director Bliss. He said tha this problem has been compl cated by the reduction in . th number of horses and mules i the country and by other fa tors. Future outlets for corn c not appear adequate to absor at a fair exchange price, th quantities of corn which wpu be released by the proposed r ductions in hog .production. 'allure of Filter in Winter Usually Because of Season If your · milk filter fails to ve as good service as usual in rinter, you are within your ghts in blaming the trouble n the weather. If the tem- erature of milk goes down 15 egrees or so the time of fil- jring may be four or five times 3 long as for warmer milk, ence the importance of fil- ering the milk immediately "ter milking, especially in a old barn. Don't jar the strain- r to hurry things up--this may reak the disk and let sedi- t through.' Vitamin A Usually Found in Yellow Colored Egg Yolks Some egg markets prefer ght yolked eggs. Others want eep yellow yolks. It is well, herefore,-to know what feeds o give in order to get either ondition. Large quantities of yellow orn and green leafy parts of lants in the ration produce eep yellow colored yolks. Such seds as wheat, oats, buckwheat, white corn and beets cause the color of the yolks to | be light Where plant pests such as shepherd's purse and penny cress grok, yolks with an olive- drab color, commonly known as "grassy" yolks, are produced. Strong feeds such as rape, turnips, fresh fish, onions, and cabbage affect the flavor of eggs when given, in large amounts. Deep yellow colored yolks Indicate vitamin A in the eggs. Pale colored yolks may also be well supplied with vitamin A but not always. Oleomargarine Is Selling More Than Butter in Sections A recent survey indicates that in the rural districts of Ohio 112 pounds of oleomargarine are sold to every 100 pounds of butter. In Indiana rural people bought 98 pounds of oleomargarine to every 100 pounds of butter. Following in the order named were Pennsylvania with 96, Missouri with 75, Michigan with 61, Kansas with 31, Iowa with 22, and Minnesota with 12 pounds of · oleomargarine purchased by rural people for every 100 pounds of butter. Certainly farm people have an excellent opportunity, to improve the market for the products of dairy cows. FOB 100 CHICKS At least eight feet of space at the feeder should be provided for every 100 chicks. Every- thing which the young birds require for complete growth and development should be supplied- This means variety, animal proteins, minerals and vitamins. BUY YOUR HARNESS WHERE THEY KNOW LEATHER GOOD HEAVY GUARANTEED WORK HARNESSES '35 SHOE AND ALL LEATHER REPAIRING Harness Oiling .... 75' to Bring In your oW harness and trade It for a. new one. LEHMAN and STOCK HARNESS SHOP 16 SOUTH DELAWARE FARMERS HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY BARGAINS OUR STORE IS FAMOUS FOR Thrifty Specials 6-Foot MANILA HALTER ROPES Complete With CHICK WATERERS AND BUTTERMILK FEEDERS GLAZED STONEWARE 29c YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PRICE- 1 GALLON CAPACITY, each... Genuine Hawkeye CLOTHES BASKETS 15c 5-Vear Guarantee 59c ea. To Cement rwi RUBBER SHOE SOLES Blue Rouble Edge RAZOR BLADES To Fit Gillette of 5 Iftr AUC BALL BEARING ROLLER SKATES 89c pair FLESH KNIVES 29c Genuine BURNS Serrated Edge BREAD KNIVES Regular 75c Value 29c Salesman Samples POCKET KNIVES Values to $1.50 Famous Cleveland WALL PAPER CLEANER GRAPHITE BASE AXLE GREASE Galena Stiek-Tite Lb. Can 3 can 29C GALENA Cream Separator OIL light Body- Free Flow Cheaper in bulk, qt. 24c 49c Folding- CLOTHES DRYER A Real Value $1.39 25c GALLON SIZE STONEWARE ; MASH FEEDERS Each 49c Tempered Forged Steel HAMMERS Polished Head and Claws, Steel Wedged Hickory CQ Handles, ea- «'*' 1 - BARN AND SNOW SHOVEL 11x11 4,-Ft. Handle 3'/ z Pound FORGED STEEL AXE Hickory Hundle $1.49 59c ENAMELED CHICK FEEDERS Fit Mason Jars 5c SANITARY Milk Pails 13-QUART REINFORCED TOP AND BOTTOM BRIGHT TINNED for $1-00 MASON CITY HARD WARE CO. Owned and Operated by Your Neighbor--Don McPeak Phone 948 Over on East Stale

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