The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 7, 1934 · Page 24
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1934
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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE This Is NOT A Farm Sale We Believe We Have Something to-- About! Because We Feel As We Do About Our Sales Stable You Might Say We're Stubborn As a-- You Might Even Say That We Are So Hungry for Business That We're-- ish--! You'll Find, However, That LUND'S SALES STABLES Is Certainly-- Soup for Your Pocketbook. _.We Have the Crowds--We Have the Auctioneers-and We sell the Livestock-AND THAT'S NO ANNOUNCE NEW MILK POLICY -* \dvanceof Farm Seen in Stores 3urrie-Van Ness Keeps Pace With Changing Conditions. For 42 years the Cunie-Van ess hardware company, 11 orth Federal avenue, has been eeping pace with the farmer id his needs. . When the store was started 1892, farm hardware center- around the horse. Curry mbs, brushes, harness, pitch- rks, wooden rakes, wagon irdware, etc., comprised the ock. Churns were the chief ock in household farm hard- are, beside the household ;cessities such as stoves, tubs, tils, kitchen utensils, etc. With the advance of methods farming brought about large-' by the state agricultural hool and the use of machin- ery, the store has kept pace with these advancements and has stocked practically the entire line of new improvements for the farm household as well as much of the hardware of the present farm equipment. In many localities the horse is again coming into use and the value of horses is increasing. The store still carries a line of simple farm hardware, for those who are making use of older methods of farming on small acreages, as well as the 1 supplies for the farmers with the latest equipment. Produce Much Pork in Iowa Despite Decreasing Sows In Iowa, farmers are producing as much pork now with 50,00'0 less brood sows than ten years ago. The number of pigs weaned per litter has increased from 4.6 to 6 during that time. In Missouri, the number has increased from 5 to 6.4 during the same time. The importance of this is well illustrated by farm management studies on southern Minnesota farms, where it was found that when less than five pigs were saved per litter, there was a return above feed costs of 34 cents a pig. When from five to seven pigs were saved per litter, there was an average return cost of $1.33 per pig. When more than seven pigs were saved a litter, there was an average return above feed cost of $1-75. Government Plant Breeders Produce New Type of Bean Government plant breeders have produced a promising ne\» mosaic-resistant early bean of the Refugee Green variety, and a canning test showed it to be well suited for canning. Its earliness is of importance because p r e s e n t commercial strains are so late that in many of the leading bean-seed- growing districts frost comes before the seed is mature, and the result is a widely fluctuating and erratic supply of seed. Greatest Price Reduction in MAYTAG HISTORY The square cast aluminum tub Maytag has been the favorite of farm women for years, yet priced lower than ever before. You have only to see this Maytag to realize its superiority. See the finest Maytag ever built, at the lowest price in Maytag history, before you buy any washer. $99-50 Formerly $185 This new round tub Maytag will appeal to women who have wanted a low priced washer built the Maytag way. The round tub has many features found on no other low priced washer because they are exclusive Maytag features. Compare this Maytag--we know you'll agree that it is the greatest value in low priced washers today. $79-50 11-8 Cerro Gordo Maytag Co, MASON CITY, IOWA 22 Second Street N. E. Phone 2067 Don't Mar Your Spring Driving With Battery Failures GENERAL Plate Lock BATTERIES Hard Rubber Keys Lock the Plates Rigidly in Place ,.. Guard Against Chafing and Buckling Add Greatly to Battery Life Fully 90% of all ordinary batteries fail prematurely because the plates buckle easily. Vibration causes chafing which wears away the separators, short circuits the plates and loosens the power producing minerals in the plates. The result is loss of power and short life. In General Plate - Lock Batteries, hard rubber keys lock all the plates rigidly in place as if cast in one piece. The plates cannot vibrate and chafe. Plate buckling and short circuiting are substantially eliminated. The result is greater power and much longer battery life, MULLIGAN SON PHONE 2050 113 WEST STATE ST. Correction of Market Evils, Aim Elimination of Long Standing Devices Sought. Elimination of long standing- devices for collecting unjustifiable service charges, and other practices of distributors which have cost milk producers substantial sums of money, are sought through the Agricultural .Adjustment Administration's new policy on milk-marketing agreements and licenses. Among the improvements proposed under new licenses and agreements either pending or in force are: 1. Perfection of a pool plan designed to assure farmers that they will he paid for milk sold to distributors according to the use for which consumers are charged. This is intended to abolish the practice, followed by some distributors, of paying for milk at low Class 2 or Class 3 prices and selling it in bottles at high Class 1 prices, pocketing the difference. 2. Elimination of the practice of collecting farmers' freight charges on milk based on high less-than-carload-lot railroad freight tariffs when the milk was actually shipped in carload lots at much lower rates, or transported at even less cost in tank cars or in tank trucks. 3. Reduction of country station charges for weighing, testing and cooling milk wherever such charges are not found to be commensurate with reasonable costs. On some markets this charge has been unjustifiably high. It. is reduced from 22 cents to 16 cents a hundred pounds in the proposed new Philadelphia license. 4. Elimination of terminal charges, where such charges still prevail, assessed against farmers by distributors on milk shipped to plants f. o. b. city. The administrators of the Agricultural Adjustment Act consider that such charges for handling milk are properly part of the distribution cost and should not be deducted from the farm price. If the prqposed new milk license for Philadelphia is accepted, this provision alone will mean a saving to farmers of 6 cents a. hundred pounds. 5. Requirement that distributors, by posting bonds or otherwise, prove their financial responsibility. This requirement is designed to prevent certain scattered, irresponsible distributors from cheating farmers by buying milk on extended credit and later failing to settle their accounts with farmers. Each license also limits the extent of such credit by setting a date on which farmers must be paid for each months' milk. Processed Milk Exports Showing Large Decrease Exports of processed milk continued* to fall off during 1933; imports of Swiss cheese are giving way to increased domestic production; the Italian cheese industry is severely depressed, and less cheese was exported from the Netherlands last year, says the bureau of agricultural economics in its current report on world dairy prospects. Exports of evaporated milk declined from 39,305,000 pounds in 1932 to 32,334,000 pounds in 1933; of condensed milk, from 11,502,000 pounds to -1,761,000 pounds, and of powdered whole milk, from 1,885,000 pounds to 1,559,000. Restrictions upon imports of processed milk into the United Kingdom were in effect through the latter half of 1933, but the bureau says these restrictions had less to do with limiting our exporta than did the other conditions. CHEAP HEN HOUSE FLOOR Chicken house floors didn't need to sustain great weights, G. F. Bork, Boone county, reasoned, so why make them expensive? He scooped out the dirt, put in t inches of gravel and sand and then imbedded cobble stones in this. A thin layer of 1 to 4 cement was spread over the top. It serves the same purpose as a full thickness of cement and costs much .less.

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