The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 7, 1934 · Page 22
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1934
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EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THEY PIONEERED IN STRUGGLE WITH NORTH IOWA SOIL JOHN W. WHITESELL Old Timer F. A. KRAUSE Early Settler R. A. HOIMAN Book In Schools KOBEKT ENABNTT Fix the Prices Seed Supplies Are Smallest in Years, Farm Bureau Says Commercial supplies of many grass and clover seeds are the smallest in a number of years, according to the bureau of agricultural economics. A large increase in the demand for seeds is reported. Much of the land taken out of cultivation through acreage reduction programs of the AAA will be seeded down, it is expected. Then, too, the forest service of the department of agriculture and the soil erosion service of the department of the interior have bought about 1,200,000 pounds of grass and clover seed since last fall. ~ "Yes, Sir.. We have * _ , ,A-4i ' Stop wherever CIGARS are sold. Ask for . . . CHARLES DENBY LA FENDRICH or EMERSON . . . and right away you'll hear, "Yes, sir ... We have "em." They are popular CIGARS . . . for they're genuine QUALITY Cigars. For real smoking pleasure, try one one of these three favored brands. Lloyd Liesenberg Co. DISTRIBUTOR -- MASON CITY Hog Supply Reduction Is Expected Advance in Prices in Next Few Weeks Likely. AMES, March 7.--A reduction in market supplies of hogs, due to the government's emergency buying campaign last fall and heavy marketings of light hogs during November, December and January, is expected in the next few weeks by Agricultural Economics Facts, Iowa State college extension service monthly economics circular. This may bring about an advance in hog prices, the circular states. The present narrow corn-hog ratio, however, may result in earlier than expected market- ings of last fall's pig crop. This may counteract somewhat the effects of the government buying campaign. The 6,200,000 pigs slaughtered by the government last fall would ordinarily be coming to the market the next few weeks, states the circular. Market receipts of .hogs during November, December and January, the circular explains, were heavier than normal. The reason was the narrow corn- hog ratio during those months. This caused farmers to market hogs earlier and at lighter- than-usual weights. Another reason, says the circular, was that many farmers wanted to market their hogs before the processing tax of $1.50 a 100 pound went into effect Feb. 1. What About This Talk of Surpluses We talk a lot about surpluses of food . . . too much milk . . . too much cheese . . . too much butter. In a country that is consuming less of these valuable foods than other poorer countries and has so many people who don't get any of them, what does it mean to talk of "surpluses?" DlAMDNb F R E S H LONGER ALL BUTTER MKS. M. L. NUTTY Weaves Baskets Among the North Iowa farmers of the present will be found occasional ones who have tilled the soil of this section for a half century or more. John W. Whitesell is one of the few original settlers around Nora Springs. He is 85 years of age and came to Floyd county n February, 1852. He has seen the country change from a wilderness to the present, but then undreamed of, civilization. His home is at Rock Grove, near Nora Springs. F. A. Krause came to Portland township, Cerro Gordo county, with his parents in 1866, at which time he was 3 years old. His father settled on section 16 and Frank is still living on the same section. At 68 years of age he is still an active farmer, working 360 acres in partnership with his son, Elmer. K. A. Holman, Rockwell farmer, co-operative leader and philosopher, recently published a booklet telling the story of the first farm elevator in his community. He is an old time resident of the county and a lifelong farmer. Robert Enabnit was born in Polk county 59 years ago and has been a resident of Cerro Gordo county for 42 years. 1 He owns land in the southwest part of the county. He believes in fixing the prices of farm commodities. He has three sons the southwest part of the county. Mrs. M. L. Nutty, despite her age, enjoys the work of weaving baskets for herself and her friends. Neither does age dull her appreciation of bird life and the flowers she finds near her home adjoining Clear Lake. She is a local authority on these things as she has observed them in more than three score years of her life. Bine RlbferaSccd* are exactly what the 'same implies -- Premium Quality. Experienced buyer*, modern machinery, careful handling ana koneflt labeling all cooperate to fflve the purchaser t h e bent that cam be dellTered. BLUE RIBBON SEEDS CERRO GORDO IMPLEMENT COMPANY Phone 444 115 Stli St, S. B,

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