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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 4 pi 193C ...Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS . {TH | S pAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD), B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads SURVEY SHOWING SEED AVAILABLE IN SOME PLACES Adequate Supply of Corn Is Believed on Hand by Agronomist. AMES--Seed corn surveys and numerous germination tests are locating what E. S. Dyas, extension agronomist at Iowa State college, believes may be an adequate supply of seed corn for Iowa. Mr- Dyas bases his opinion on questionnaires answered by 85 county agents. He qualifies his statement, however, by saying that farmers must continue to test and locate seed in order to have enough for normal needs. The agents' reports indicate that germination tests are showing widely varying results. This variation indicates the presence of much poor seed in corn which appears to be suitable for seed. Samples taken from the same crib often have shown both high and low percentages of strong germination. County agents in many counties have arranged for tests to be made locally. Others are forwarding samples to the college seed laboratory and supplying information to farmers who wish to make their own tests. A third of the 85 agents reported some seed corn samples that had shown 60 per cent or less strong germination. Most counties, however, have some corn that germinates 90 per cent or better, indicating that good seed can be. located by testing, Mr. Dyas said. Fifteen agents out of the 85 reporting said that farmers would not be able to find seed in the county or expressed doubt that they could do so. Most county agents have lists of farmers with surplus seed to sell and many agents have lists of farmers wanting seed or are gathering such information. Bryant and Thompson Have High Butterfat Herd in This County · Bryant and Thompson again have the tdgh butterfat production in the Cerro Gordo cow testing association for the month of February, according to Donald M. Daley, tester. The five high herds are: No. of Pounds Owner-- Cows But'rfat Bryant Thompson. 22 46.9 James Sandy 8 39.3 Mrs. Mary Daily 12 37.7 Dave Ryan 24 31.4 Schermerhorn Farms 23 29.8 Five high cows in butterfat production: ' Pounds Owner and Breed Butterfat Atwood Dairy, grade Guernsey 73.4 Bryant Thompson, purebred Holstein 66.4 Dave. Ryan, grade Guernsey 65.9 Bryant Thompson, grade Holstein · 65.6 R. A. Ludeman, grade Guernsey 62.6 FARM B U R E A U NEWS A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organization. FARMERS! Investigate Koto-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 USED MACHINERY 1--J. D. Model "D" Tractor. 1--Hart-Parr Tractor, 18-36, priced right. 2--Oil Pull Tractors, priced right. Several used Gang Plows. 7;--Fordson Tractors. 1--Oliver S-Bottora Plow. 25--Good Corn Cultivators. 3 row and single rotv. 4--DeLaval Separators, Several Used Gas Engines, cheap. IS--Good Disk Harrows. Horse drawn. 16--Good Corn Planters. 5--Tractor Plows. Several good Horses. Z 3. D. "OP" Tractors. Good condition. Cerro Gordo Implement Co. Phone 411 115 8th St. S. E. REPORT MADE BY PLANNING GROUP 273,450 Acres of Land for Cultivated Crops in This County. The preliminary report of the Cerro Gordo county agricultural jlanning committee has just been :ompleted and has recommended a :onsiderable increase in pasture and legume crops. L. E. Jacobson, who is chairman of the planning ommittee. explained that the pur- iose is to suggest a long time pro;ram to conserve fertility and to trike a better balance between 3roduction and demand for farm iroducts. The committee was handicapped n making this report in that at he first meeting there were 12 iresent at which time the plan of drawing up the report was first uggested. Prior to this a meeting f the group had been held to make entative plans. At the time of each leeting that was held there was tormy weather and blocked roads o that only a few were able to ttend. In all four meetings were eld and the report was compiled rom the discussions of these meet- ngs, in addition to information pro- ured from a letter sent to mem- ers of the committee, as well as rom interviewing farmers on the reject. Leaves 273,450 Acres. The commtitee report shows that he county has 344,700 acres in arm land outside of cities. From his there are 17,215 acres in roads nd buildings and 53,800 acres in .mber and land that should be in ermanent pasture. This leaves a otal of 273,450 acres of land in erro Gordo county in cultivated rops and plowable pasture. The ermanent pasture or non-plowable and accounts for the other 53,800 cres. The total intertilled crops in-, luding soy beans, corn, potatoes^ nions and special crops should be 17,123 acres. There would be 83,90 acres in small grain and 72,129 acres seeded to clover in the reg- :lar rotation for both iay and rotation pasture. In addition to this there would be 20,000 acres of land seeded to sweet clover and plowed under in the spring. A study was made of the soil types of the county and the rotations recommended for most of the land is a rotation that consists of corn, oats and sweet clover and a corn, corn, oats and sweet clover rotation. Seventy-one per cent of the soil of the county consists of groups one and two, that is the rolling type of soil that does not need drainage and the heavier.soil lying between the rolling portion that needs drainage. In these soils are the short rotations that maintain the fertility of the soil. It was also recommended that you could use a corn, oats and sweet clover rotation in which the sweet clover was plowed under in the fall or spring. _ The other type of soil which consists of the sandy, light and gravely soil and the soil that is subject to erosion. This must be seeded and left over a. longer period of time so as to be able to prevent erosion. Will Increase Alfalfa. A program of this kind will increase the amount of alfalfa to 10,000 acres.' Eventually it will require a program in which it will be necessary to lime a large per cent of the soil because much of the soil in the county is acid and you cannot raise alfalfa and sweet clover on these soils without the use of lime. -The majority of it will grow red clover, however there are many farms that will not grow red clover. If such a policy would be adopted by the majority of our farmers it would mean that the fertility of our farms would be maintained and the erosion would be brought under control. The next step in the work of the committee is to determine what will happen to the total seeded produc tion in terms of tons and bushels and the effect of this change on the livestock production in the county. A meeting will be held at a later date in which the detailed report will be prepared. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS Andrew Olson President Earl M. Dean _ vice President S. A. Mathre Secretary Shirley S. Stanfleld ., Treasurer FARM BUREAU DIBECTOHS Oraot Wayne Wollord, Clear Lake Lincoln Bert H. Mybrc, Clear Loke Lime Creek Leslie VanNote, Mason City Falls Paul H. Matzea, Mason City Clear Lake John Perkins, clear Lake Lake Robert Furlelgh. Clear Lake Mason Elgar z. Halgbt, Mason City Portland R. A. Ludeman. Mason City Union Harry VVelker, Clear Jake Bath _ Cecil H. Avlsc. Rockwell Owen..... John L. Curran, Mason City Grimes.... .....Dale Smith. Thornton Peasant Valley....Clarence Ulum. Swaledaje Geneseo. Frank Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty Barney tDouKhcrty, Dougherty HOME PROJECT CHAIRMEN Grant Mrs. RolHn Luscomb, Clear Latte Lincoln Mrs. Bert H. Mytlnv Clear Lake Lime creek. .Mrs. A. M- Matzen, Mason City Falls Mrs. Paul H. Matzen, Mason City Slear Lake.. .Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake *ke Mrs. Ben Skadelaad, Clear Lake lason... j. .Mrs. Axel Anderson, Hason City Portland. ..Mrs. W. H. Davidson. Mason City Jnlon. 1 ...Mrs. Hugh Strain, Ventura Mt Vernon. .Mrs. J. D. Richardson, c. Lake Bath Mrs. Cecil Arise, Rockwell )wen.--»....Mrs. John Curran, Mason city Crimes... ...Mrs. Carl Floy, Thornton "I. Valley... .Mrs. Clarence Ulum, Swaledale ieneseo Mrs. Wil Brims, Sheffield Dougherty.Mrs. E. G. Dougherty, Dougherty County Home Project Chairman Mrs. E. P. DeGraiv, Mason city Chairman Boys' club committee Earl M. Dean, Mason City Chairman Girls' Club committee Mrs. Earl u. Dean Publicity Committee ^ M. Hall, Mrs. R. Furlcleh, Leigh Curran County Agent --Marlon E. Olson County Club Agent Jay VendeUjoe Homo Demonstration Agent · Marjorle A. Chollett Offlcft Assistant. ........Genevleve M. Smith Olflce 213 Federal BIdg., Mason City Farm Bureau Finds S e v e r a l Cribs of Good Corn for Seed "From results procured from a survey made on the seed corn situation in Cerro Gordo county, we have been able to locate several cribs of corn some of 1933, some of 1934 and some of 193o, of higb germination," said County Agent M. E. Olson. "This corn is being tested more carefully and from this we hope to be able to procure a large quantity of seed. In addition to this, there is on file at the county agent'a office FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE: Purebred Shorthorn bulls and females. George I. Roney and Sons, Swaledale. FARM ACCIDENT SURVEY STAGED Results Presented by M. E. Olson at Meeting of Red Cross. A farm home accident survey was made through the Red Cross and a report given by Marion E. Olson, chairman of the farm home accident committee at a recent executive committee. Reports returned by the children of the schools showed that 2,400 children and parents had cooperated in correcting some hazard in the home, 20 per cent had kept stairways i clear, repaired and lighted; porches and balconies have procured railings; toys and utensile properly stored- and a step ladder kept available in the home. Another 20 per cent had corrected electric cords and appliances and checked that they were in good condition. Seventeen per cent had labled poison or stored it out of reach and away from the medicine cabinet and had properly labeled medicines. The same number reported that sharp piercing instruments and broken glass are used carefully or disposed of promptly. Matches were kept out of the reach of children and bonfires and hot liquids were kept away from small children. Deaths in farm home accidents in 1934 totalled 34,500. Approximately 15,000 persons were maimed for life and injuries were suffered by nearly 5,000,000. A comparison of these figures indicates that the deaths resulting from home accidents was 15,000 less than those in motor accidents, however that the injured was much greater. The object of the farm home committee is to develop an educational program to present through the children in the rural schools and through rural organizations so as to help eliminate as much as possible of the death and injury due to accidents. The committee appointed to draw Up the detailed program consists of Andrew N. Olson, chairman; Pearl M. Tannar, county superintendent schools; Mr. Davies, superintendent of schools at Thornton; Mrs. William McArthur and W. Earl Hall of the Globe-Gazette. PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR PRODUCE HIGHER Were Up 39 Per Cent in 1935 Compared With 1934, Figures Show. WASHINGTON, (U.P.)-- Prices received by farmers Cor meat animals, chickens, eggs and livestock woducts during 1935 averaged 39 per cent higher than in 1934, 61 er cent higher than in 1933 and 0 per cent higher than in 1932, .he bureau of agricultural econom- cs reported today. All commodities with the exception of wool were substantially higher in. price in 1935 than in 1934, the bureau announced. Meat animals were said to be up 6S per cent in price over 1934; chickens and eggs were 35 per cent higher; work animals up 15 per cent, and dairy products, 13 per cent higher. Against this trend was the 11 per cent drop in the price of wool. Hog prices advanced most rapidly of all 'commodities. The 1935 jrice of hogs was $8.36 per hundred pounds liveweight, compared with $4.14 in 1934. Hog supplies were lower in 1935, as far as slaugh- :ering was concerned. Number of hogs slaughtered under federal inspection dropped from 43,872,000 in 1934 to 26,056,000 in 1935. The following table shows how :owa farmers fared during the year: 135 Baby Beeves Are Fed by 4-H Members A total of 135 baby beeves are being fed .by 4-H club boys in Cerro Gordo county, according to a report received at the county agent's office. Boys in the club are feeding calves which were dropped between March 1 and Sept. 30, 1935. The majority of the boys began keeping records on their calves in November, December and January. However, this year the entry date was extended to March 1 in Cerro Gordo county. Baby beef club work emphasizes the selection of good calves and the use of approved practices and management of beef cattle. The boys will attend regular meetings of their local club group throughout the year. The organization of these groups has been delayed because of unfavorable roads and weather but will soon be completed. a list of fanners who have seed for sale. "This is the year to be careful and even though your corn does not germinate well it is better to take the :ime and test it out and grow corn hat you know rather than to buy corn of unknown origin. The corn may be just as good, however, you do not know. No doubt it will be early maturing but it is better to maintain your own strains if you are satisfied with them. If you arc lot sure of your corn, it would be advisable to "get a check of it immediately." p?r cwt.) $ 3.20 VonI Olives ... 4.80 BfPf f'nttlfi ,, 4.0.1 5.0(1 4.5,1 67.00 .on .1!) : .1.40 $ 4.5.1 4.3.1 2.35 .1.20 86.00 .07 .20 ISM 4.0.1 4.SO .1.30 2.80 fi.20 100.00 .10 .24 7.10 8.2(1 X70 7.20 116.00 .14 .30 Seen Through a Windshield --By A. P. --Scene continued from last week. No marked change. --Interested crowd watching and enjoying the triumph of mind over matter at the M. and St. L. R. R. derailment of two engines, last Sunday afternoon. "Off again. On again."--Finnegan. --Freshly painted, bright red caboose on M. and St. L.--sign of returning prosperity. --Noticable lengthening of daylight as we get into March. Unconsciously we become sun worshippers as spring time nears and we wait for the grand opening. --Farmer from way back, catching a ride to town, and declaring he hasn't driven his car for a month. Closing Out SALE ROSENAU FARM Zi/2 Miles North of VENTURA, IOWA FRIDAY, MARCH 6 12:00 Sharp Free Hot Lunch 11:30 A. M. 7 -- HEAD HORSES -- 7 52 -- HEAD CATTLE -- 52 36 -- HEAD HOGS -- 36 36 -- Head Fall Pigs -- 36 1--Poland China Boar--1 HAY AND GRAIN 2 stacks of alfalfa; 500 bu. of yellow corn; 800 bu. of oats; 60 shocks of corn fodder. FARM MACHINERY, Etc. Oak dining room suite, 6 chairs, buffet, table. TEEMS--See Clerk CHAS. ROSENAU, Prop. B. A. Reemstnia, Auct. Ventura State Bank, Clerk 0 ur le Gleanings From an Ancient File of The Cerro Gordo Republican Saved by the Farm Editor. JUNE, 1876. A FAST TRIP. The completion of the Pacific railroad to San Francisco was celebrated by running a passenger train from Jersey City to San Francisco in 26 minutes less than 84 hours. The actual running time from Ogden to San Francisco averaged 41% miles an hour. Two engines were used in crossing the Sierra mountains. Considerable trouble was experienced in the wearing out of the brake bands of the Pennsylvania car and two cars of the Central Pacific were put on the train to help hold the train on the down grades. A salute of 13 guns was fired on the completion of the trip. A Presidential Year. At the national convention of the republican party held in Cincinnatti, after much wrangling, Rutherford E. Hayes of Ohio was nominated for the presidency. Iowa delegates favored James G. Elaine. LOCAL NEWS FOR SALE:--A good stone brewery, a small house and Zy, _ acres of land in the best location in Mason City.--E. R. Lloyd. LOOK HERB:--Plenty of fresh milk can be bought from Hotelling's cart for 3 cents a quart. WOOL. WOOL:--The woolen mills at Rock Falls is now ready to make rolls and yarns; and owing to the low price of wool it is better to have v/ool made up ready to spin or knit. Will exchange flannels and other woolen goods for wool.--L. Dean, Prop. LEGAL NOTICE: H. H. Shepard, county auditor, will offer for sale school lands in Dougherty township--the NE ! / 2 of the SE'i of Sec. 16. No bids will be received for less than the appraised price ($7.00) an acre. Terms, one-third cash, balance on five or ten years time at 7 per cent interest.' Come to Carpenter. John West advertises that he has bought the balance of the town plat of Carpenter. It is 12 miles from Plymouth,' 14 miles from Mitchell and 7 miles from St. Ansgar and is a fine farming country. There are three warehouses there. Lots for sale. Croquet Ground. An item in the Clear Lake news states that the croquet ground, in the park, is now fixed up and in good order. Mason City Schools. J. Valentine, principal of the schools, published a roll of honor- being a liat of pupils neither tardy nor absent for the month and doing well in their class work. Among the names are these: First primary: Fannie Harding, Clinton Patton, Susie Shockey and Henry Pine. Second primary: Ella Shepard, Charlie Trevitt, Milton Tiffany, Maynard Tuttle. Third primary: Frankie Dougan, Tommy Gale, Gorgia Hanford, Irving Keerl, Jimmie Montague. First intermediate: Shirley Dakir., Frankie Ensign, Willie Miller, Frank Miller, Ida Hoxie. Second intermediate: Tommie Miller, May Hanford. Julia Barton, Carrie Montague. Gertie Parker. High school: Willie Egloff, Lizzie Egloff, Absalom Gale, R. W. Montague. Charles Patton. Eddie Vincent. R. J. Miller, Howard Ogden. State Employment Service Will Help Farm Labor Situation Attention of farmers is called to the services offered by the Iowa State Employment Service, Bagley- Beck building at 20% South Federal avenue in Mason City. In -this office records are kept on all those looking for farm work, showing who they have worked for, how long and other information that would be of interest to the employer. Farmers have been urged to anticipate their needs for additional help and to place their orders early in order that the employment office will be able to refer the type of workers desired. There is no fee charged for this service. Those "Nine Old Men." There is one thing to be said for a tribunal of "nine old men." It is certainly able to keep a secret.-Williamsport Sun. CLOSING OUT SALE Having decided to quit farming, I will hold a Closing Out Sale on the Wm. Graney farm 4 miles south and 2 miles west of Manly, 3^ miles north and l'/ 2 miles west of Sugar Plant, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 COMMENCING AT 13:30 P. M. 15 HEAD HORSES--Roan mare 9 yrs., in foal, wt. 1800; bay gelding 5 yrs., wt. 1700; black mare 12 yrs., wt. 1600; black mare 12 yrs., wt. 1550; team bay geldings 6 yrs., wt. 3100; black gelding 4 yrs., wt 1600; sorrel gelding coming 3, wt 1500; bay mare coming 3, wt. 1500; roan mare in foal, 4 yrs., wt. 1650; brown mare in foal, 5 yrs., wt. 1600; black mare colt coming 2; brown horse colt coming' 2; roan mare suckling colt; brown mare suckling colt. 13 HEAD HIGH GRADE HOLSTEIN COWS--Freshened in late fall and early winter. 1 heifer coming 2; 1 heifer calf. 27 HEAD SHEEP--2S ewes; S ewe lambs; 1 buck. 8 SPOTTED POLAND CHINA BROOD SOWS to farrow last of April and first 'part of May. FARM MACHINERY--1 International endgate seeder with grass seed attachment; 1 Rock Island 10-ft. disc; 1 9-ft. disc; 1 4-section steel pounder drag; 12 section drag; 1 drag cart; 1 John Deere 999 corn planter, bean attachment; 1 Massey Harris 3-row corn plow, 4 h. hitch; 1 2-row corn plow, 3 h. hitch; 1 Perfection single row corn plow; 1 McCormick grain binder, 8 ft, cut; 1 McCormick corn binder; 1 Emerson gang plow, 14 in.; 1 Rock Island sulky plow 16 in.; 3 wagons; 1 Rock Island manure spreader; 1 5-ft. McCormick mower; 1 Sandwitch hay loader; 1 26-in. wagon box; 1 36-ft. grain elevator; 1 Ford-motor with pulley; 1 Letz feed grinder; 1 platform scale; 1 Red Devil disc sharpener; 7 milk cans; 1 milk strainer; harness and horse collars; 1 Buckeye kerosene hover, 1000 chick size. GRAIN--800 bushels of good dry corn in crib, no moldy ears. 1300 bushels oats and barley mixed. TERMS: Cash, or make arrangements with clerk before sale. Nothing to be removed until settled for. Owner Auctioneer, Jack Dorsey Farmers Sav. Bank, Plymouth, Clerk 4-H Club Agent ·will be held at the farm 2 miles East of Mason City limits. 9 Big Growfhy Gilts, Average 400 Pounds. Lunch at Noon Some Litters by Side of Dam. Sale Starts at 1 P. M. Jay Vendelboe, formerly Smith Hughes vocational agriculture instructor in the Garner high school, has taken over the work of 4-H club agent under the extension service ol Iowa State college for Cerro Gordo, Worth, Floyd and Hancock counties. Mr. Vendelboe was born and reared in Shelby county and obtained a B. S. degree at Iowa State college at Ames in 1929. Upon being graduated he was given a position as instructor in the Garner high school, which he held until coming: to Mason City to take over the duties of his new position. While in Garner he assisted in 4-H club work. He was a member of the Garner Lions club and the Chamber of Commerce of that community. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) New Insecticide May Prove Real Boon to Apple Grower, Claim AMES, (JP--Entomologists at ths national codling moth conference saw possibilities Wednesday that a newly developed insecticide, pheno- thiazine, may be a boon to apple growers. The codling moth is charged with nearly 10 per cent of the annual damage to the apple crop in the United States. Engaged in technical discussions of new insecticides for its control, Washington experts asserted if the new insect poison can be developed to the stage where it does not affect the growth or appearance of the fruit, it will eliminate much of the hazard now experienced with lead arsenic sprays currently used. More than a hundred entomologists from 30 states are attending the conference, devoted largely to discussions of research problems. Of the several new insecticides discussed, phenothiazine was said to be the most promising. Appetites Are Whetted. The trouble with the country is that the taxeaters are demanding five-course dinners. -- South Bend News-Times. Delco-Light Plants, Batteries and Parts Central Auto Electric Co. New Location Next to Fire Station 25 First St. S. W. Phone 494 Closing Out Public Sale As I have decided to quit farming and move to town, I will sell the following property at a complete closing out sale on the Jas. Treston farm 3 miles east, 1 mile south and / 2 mile east of Rockwell; 3 miles north and 3 west of Dougherty; 2 miles south and 1 west of Cartersville, on SATURDAY, MARCH 7th COMMENCING. AT 1:00 P. M. 9 HORSES AND MULES--Blue roan mare 8 yrs. old, ,wt. 1600, in foal; Gray mare 10 yrs. old, wt. 1500, in foal; Bay colt 3 yrs. old; Sorrel horse 10 yrs. old, wt. J600; Bay horse 10 yrs. old, wt 1600; Bay horse 10 yrs. old, wt. 1400; Sorrel roan suckling colt; one team of mules, ret. 1200 each. 38 HEAD OF CATTLE--Consisting of 8 milch cows, one fresh now and others to freshen soon; 6 yearling steers; 6 yearling heifers; 8 last spring calves. FARM MACHINERY, ETC.--i-section steel drag-, Peerless endgate seeder with grass seed attachment, John Deere corn planter with 160 rods wire, Deering 8-foot grain binder, John Deere sulky plow, 14-inch Moline gang plow, John Deere 2-row corn plow, single corn plow, John Deere manure spreader, John Deere 20-wheel disc, wagon with triple box, 14-foot hay rake, steel-wheel wagon, 3 John Deere shoveling boards, DeLava! separator, hog troughs, drag cart, bob sled, Cow Boy heater, cream tank, 4 sets harness, and other articles. Terms, Cash or as arranged with the Clerk before sale No property to be removed until settled for JOHN MICKEY, Owner Ora Bayless, Auctioneer Northwest Savings Bank, Clerk I.-- - ! / _ , c'. .1 FARM LOANS!! 9 Refinance Your Present Loan With This Bank © Finance Purchase of a Farm With This Bank 0 Immediate Inspections 9 Prompt Closing ® 4'/ 2 % Interest Investment* Department FIRST NATIONAL BANK MASON CITY, IOWA

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