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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. MARCH 4 ELEVEN NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS RAPID HOG GAINS TO BE DISCUSSED IN MEETING HERE Downtrend in Hog Prices Is Expected to Take Place Latter Part of Year. One of a series of swine producers meetings over the state will be held ia Mason City March 31. according to an announcement received here from E. L. Quaife. extension animal husbandryman at Iowa State college at Ames. The subject of discussion at these meetings will be on how to feed pigs for rapid gains so that they may be marketed ahead of the downward trend in hog prices ex. pected the latter part of this year. Dr. Stouder to Speak. Dr. K. W. Stouder, extension veterinarian, wilj discuss disease problems and the importance of sanitation in bringing pigs rapidly to market weight at low cost. Mr. Quaife will talk on swine feeding and the hog price outlook. Feet! suplies are adequate with the exception of protein concentrates, said Mr. Quaife. Supplies of proteins are a little short and the price is .relatively high. Advocates Pasture. The use of more pasture in the production of pork is expected to come up for considerable discussion. The new farm program is expected to increase available pasture in Iowa and pork producers already are asking how it can be used most economically for hogs, said Mr. Quaife. The dates of the meetings in North Iowa counties follow: Wright. March 23: Palo Alto, March 24; Kossuth, March 25; Hancock, March 26; Cerro Gordo, March 31; Franklin, April 1; Butler, April 2; Bremcr, April 3; Black Hawk, April 7; Winneshiek, April S: Fayette, April 9; and Clayton, April 10. Jack Borsey AUCTIONEER Call Plymouth, Iowa WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 Sixth S. W. SALE DATES CLAIMED! Each Wednesday on the Farm Page, the Globe-Gazette will print a list of "Sale Dates Claimed." If you are planning a sale, you are invited to use this Free Service. Simply send your name, and the time and place of your sale to the Globe- Gazette, attention V. C. Hicks. March 5--Public Auction Sale, H a . m., Lund Sales Stables, east edge of Mason City. March 5--Livestock Sale, 12 noon, Garner Sales Co., Garner, Iowa. March 6--Public Auction Sale, Clear Lake Sales Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. March 6--Fann Auction Sale, 10 a. m., Walter Vining, Osage, Iowa. March 6--Public Sale, 32 noon, Charles Rosenau, 2'/2 miles north of Ventura, loiva. . March 6--Closing Out Sale, 12:30 p. m., Dave Enabnit, 4'/i miles north and 1 mile west of Thornton. March 7--Livestock Auction, Man-el Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa. March 7--Closing Out Sale, 1 p. m., John Hickey, 3 miles east, i mile south, then '/j mile east of Rockwell. March 9--Bred Sow Sale, 1 p. m., Knimert Bros., 2 miles east of Mason City. March 9--Public-. And ion, 12:80 p. m., H. L. Beard, 2'/ 2 miles east ancl 2i/ 2 miles north of Mason City- March !)--Public Auction, W. F. Dougherty, Dougherty, Iowa. March 10--Closing Out Sale, 12:30 p. in., Keeler ancl Connelly, 1 mile north and / mile east of Mason City. March 10--Public Sale, 1 p. m., Franlc Lane, 2 miles east and l /4 mile south of Plymouth. March 10--Horse and Mule Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa. March 11--Horse and Cattle Sale, 11:30 a." m., W. J. Murphy S a l e s Corporation. Charles City. Iowa. March 11 -- Public Auction, 12:30 p. m.. Cliff Graney, on thr. Wm. Granc-y farm, ·( miles south and 2 miles west nf Manly. Finds Corn That Thrives in Frost Worth Millions to Midwest Farmer TKe upper ears of corn in the picture are fron cold-susceptible strain, the lower ears from a cold- I resistant strain. Note how the lower ears show a Dr. J. R. Holbert, corn investigator, is making better filling out of tips and that the kernels are better developed. marked progress in the development of strains resistant to low temperatures. Thornton Declamatory Winners Are Announced THORNTON--In the high school declamatory contest in the opera house Monday evening, Carl Morris won first, and Hazel Brogan, second in the oratorical division; Martha Ruth James, first, and Doloris Thada, second, in dramatic. In humorous, Mary Courtney was first, and Mary Collins, second. Miss Theresa Mors was coach Judges were Superintendent Hoffman, Mrs. Neva Clifton and Miss Nina Alleman, teachers of Sheffield. Leland Crew Aids Plow in Opening Up Highway LELAND--A large crew of men from here shoveled snow and assisted the snow plow to open the road from highway 69 to the old No. 9 west of town Sunday and Monday. On Sunday they worked from 9 o'clock in the morning until 11 in the evening-, going- from Leland to the Henry Charlson farm, a distance of about three miles. A Boom for the Fireside. It took a blizzard to convince many persons that an enjoyable evening can be spent occasionally at home.--Indianapolis Star. Highest- Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL WOLF BROS See Quotation Market Page Ora Bayless AUCTIONEER Phone 4127 or 62, Mason City USED MACHINERY BARGAINS (8) FARMALL TRACTORS-All rebuilt and look and run like new. $475 up. (7) 10-20 McCORMICK-DEER- ING TRACTORS--All rebuilt. Look and run like new. i§400. (3) 15-30 McCORMICK-DEER- ING TRACTORS -- All ready to go to work. $200 up. (1) F 20 FAliM.VLL TRACTOR, used 6 months. New guarantee on it. Cheap at 5800. (1) 15-27 JOHN DEERE in first class shape. S350. (1) JOHN DEERE G- T. just as good as new, 9375. (I) CASE 12-24 in good shape, S150. (1) CASE 13-27 ready to go to work, §130. (1) FORDSON TRACTOR, all ready to go, $50 U p. We can fix you out with any kind of used machinery that you might want at a right price, or we will trade for horses, cattle or hogs or your present machinery. Mason City Implement Co 22 Sixth St. S. E. Phone 462 Clear Lake Grain Co. Phone 23 By Central Press BLOOMINGTON, 111.,--Blizzards rage in the states of the corn belt, and it may seem a far cry from snow-covered fields or flooded areas to planting time, but Dr. J. R. Holbert, nationally-known corn breeder here is making his plans for the coming season. And it is no mere coincidence that these plans include the further study of strains of corn which will "fight frost." Dr. Holbert, an agronomist with the United States department of agriculture, and a graduate of Purdue university, spends his winter months tabulating data on corn experiments conducted on the fertile lands of this region. On the basis of the performance, of hundreds of strains, he carefully selects his material for another season, discarding strains he regards of little value and retaining those with a creditable record. Outstanding among Dr. Holbert's accomplishments is the development of strains of corn which are resistant to low temperatures. Years of work with corn have convinced him that one of the decisive needs of the corn-growing states is a corn which can run the gauntlet of low temperatures and early frosts. The fact that fall frosts are frequently followed by weeks of excellent corn growing weather, emphasizes the need for just the kind of work he is carrying out. "Strains of corn are much like folk," says Dr. Holbert. "Some have good traits and some are not blessed with any qualities of outstanding value. Some strains of corn will do fairly well during a good season, but let cold temperatures, extreme heat, drouth or other. hard conditions come, and they fail to make the _rade. Corn breeders must find strains which are best adapted to various conditions and propagate them further. Dr. Holbert, many years ago, had observed that there seemed to be rather wide variations in the be- iavior of corn in the fail, when the first cold snap came on. Some plants seemed to be nearly ruined, while others kept right on growing. He relieved that those differences offered an opportunity in the creation of what he calls "cold resistant strains." AUCTIONEER Form Sales a Specialty Phone 13 or 6002, Fertile, Iowa I Dead Animals OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. e Pay I'lmne c;»rt» I'lirain ICIOIt AUCTIONEER Phone 1324 Charles City, Iowa A bigger start for your seeds and bigger crops at harvest when you use Oliver tractors and equipment. See t h e Ron Crop "10" FARM SCENE IN ZERO WEATHER Life Has to Go on Despite Blocked Roads and Blizzards. By MKS. GEOKGE MOCK Rock Grove, Floyd County. Woodboxes overflowing, once a day, into nearby corners and fuel gradually disappearing. Housewife with mop sopping up lakes and rivers that flow from the snow-encrusted chunks that drip onto the kitchen floor. Chunk wood fast giving way to little black brother--coal, a new comer in this seventeen year old household. In the dining room a "flower garden" quilt on frame, slowly but steadily nearing completion. Under the quilt is a huge box. Lift the lid and peep in at the pretty, handmade flowers and cardboard table decorations made for a social function, at a r.earby school house; but long postponed on account of impassable roads. A cot in ahandy place, made up full bed size, for the many risings of the fireman--shepherd--farmer--man of the house and his frau. Dash Church Used. In the kitchen an old dash churn brought out and used when the cream hauler fails to appear; the cream can, half full of cream, sets behind the stove, to ripen for the family-supply of butter. On the library table, resting on cushions, are seven loaves of bread dough rising in tins near heater. Much time and energy is given to the appearance of the floors but the grey aspect on the top of the piano is overlooked. Lined along the baseboard, under the front windows are aluminum pans set to catch the drip from the remains of Jack Frost's beautiful frost work. Life Ooes On. Life goes on regardless of blizzards and below zero weather; and the shepherd brings in wet lambs, limp but still alive. They are laid on a warm, dry sheep pelt and someone, usually the housewife, wipes them dry and massages them back to life, health and happiness. Sometimes it is twins, one of which the mother refuses to own; and once it was triplets. Early lambs, born in a blizzard, start life with a very small margin, but once they are dry and have suckled their mother they have a good chance to survive and make a 60 pound lamb next fall. SHIFT EXPLAINED BY J. P. HANSEN Otranto Representative Says He Despairs of G. 0. P. and Democrats. OTRANTO, W) -- Representative J. P. Hansen of Otranto Tuesday explained his shift from the republican to farmer-labor party by charging that "organized wealth and greed have their henchmen in most of the key positions" of the two major parties. Hansen served his nrst term in the last legislature. He was elected as a rcpublian but last week an- nounced'he is forsaking the republican party to seek farmer-labor nomination "S slate representative from Mitchell county. Miiki's Formal .Stati'tnciil. In a formal statement explaining the shift, Hansen said: "While I know that there arc millions of good and honorable men and women in the republican and democratic parties, still many years of experience has forced me to the conclusion that organized wealth and greed have their henchmen in most of the key positions of those parties. "They have repeatedly broken their promises and betrayed the common people who trusted and elected them. Born in Germany. "The cold logic of events forced me to despair of ever obtaining health, happiness and wealth in the homes of our land under any government controlled by them." Born in Germany, Hansen came to America with his parents when he was a boy. He spent his childhood near St. Ansgar, moving to Otranto in 1921. SAFETY ON FARMS By FARM EDITOR Many Dumont Farmers Move or Plan Movmgs DUMONT -- The following either have moved or will as soon as roads permit: Sam Cuvclier from the Hanawall farm to one near Janesville; J. R. Allen who held a closing- out sale on his farm last Thursday will move to Kelley; Peter Viet goes from the DeArmon farm to the J. R. Allen farm recently purchased by his father, Wubbo Viet; Clarence Manifold moved from the farm to rooms over the G. E. Wells store; George Claassen to the place vacated by Manifold. Virland Wagnc-r to the Charles Brown farm north and east of Aredale; E. E. Hanawalt from the Borneman farm to Jones residence vacated by Wagner; George Bcninga will go to a placo near Bristow from the Stock farm and Elvon Boots goes to tbe old Stock farm from tiic Will Stock place; George Qniglcy from near Kcslcy to the Will Stock place; Harry Mcinders, Bristow, to the Borncman farm west of town. Henry Miller, Greene, to the Vcrn White residence he recently purchased; Dr. J. H. Lerdal from the White residence to Mrs. Icca Wilcox residence; Mrs. Wilcox and sister, M. and Mrs. Walter Franscham to the Baumgartner residence; Cecil DeVore from near Keslcy to Ben DcVore residence: Cornelius Jungling south of Aredalo to the old Ot- tcrstcin farm west on the county line; Merlin Hanawalt to the Jungling place. Debut Interrupted Center Grass Plot to Separate Traffic on Highways of 4 Lanes WASHINGTON--A center grass plot or landscape planting to separate streams of highway traffic flowing in opposite directions on four lane highways is recommended by the bureau of public roads of the United States department of agriculture. The center strip makes each side a one way, two lane highway, with room for one vehicle to pass another without danger of head-on collision. A center strip only 3 or 4 feet wide is worth while, but wider strips are better if right of way is available. A narrow strip separates the streams of traffic and serves as a safety island for pedestrians crossing the highway, but vehicles crossing or making a left turn also need a safety zone in the center of the highway. The driver of a vehicle crossing the highway should be able to cross one stream of. I have just read an article by the secretary of agriculture for Kansas, with the heading "Farming Is the Most Hazardous Occupation' 1 and he bases his claim on the number of accidents that have happened to farmers in the last five years in Kansas. It seems that it is one of the du ties of the assessor in Kansas to list the number of accidents that come to taxpayers, and also the time lost from work; and the figures turned in are surprising. Regarded It Safe. M}' 45 years of actual farming had given me the idea- that farming was a safe occupation to follow. I was not kicked by a norse, gorid by a. bull, gouged by a boar, sunstruck frozen, struck by lightning, injuret by falling from a windmill t r a silo never slid off a load of hay or a strawpile on to a fork handle, never was hurt in a runaway, though I had several of them, never was hurt by working in front of a harvester or mower sickle. I was afraid to do it. None of my boys were hurt in these ways nor any of my neighbors. Since the coming of the auto I have felt that I was in much more danger while on the road than when on the farm. And yet, your experience and mine covers only a small area and it may be that these statistics are correct. Inquiry of insurance men shows that farm hands are listed in class "F" and farmers operating their own farms are in class "E," both of them too far down in the list for pride and comfort. The tremendous increase in the number of farm machines no doubt has added to the casualty list and every fall we read of hands and arms torn off by attempting to pick out a husk from snapping rolls in corn husking machines. The personal equation enters in. These same men would get hurt in the Ford plant if it were possible. We should not blame the occupation. A Close Call. A few years ago. I called on a farmer who was cutting corn. He was on the other side of the field and I waited for him to come around. I heard him shout "whoa:" After waiting some time I walked to the other side of the field and I found him hanging head down and all wound up in the machine. A shaft which came along between his feet had caught his good duck coat and jerked him off the seat. I had to cut his coat with my pocket knife to get him loose. Ordinarily the shaft was covered. He had removed the cover that morning and had neglected to replace it. Get the safety habit! It is a money saver. I am passing on to you a thought from a safety lecture to f a r m folks "The man or woman who thinks safety, educates himself or herself to practice safety and in so doin, radiates safctv to his fellowmen." Farmer Dismissed by Hospital After Accident Returned WAVERL.Y. (.T)--LeRoy Scott, young- farmer north of here, dismissed from Mercy hospital after receiving treatment for injuries when his automobile collided with a truck operated by Jake Schaffncr, Janesville, Monday afternoon, was returned to the hospital in the evening after hemorrhages from ears and nose developed. His r.ose and jaw were fractured, and there were indications of internal injuries in the chest. Muscatme Elects Carl Gunzenhauser Mayor for 2 Years MUSCATINE, (.«--Carl P. Gunzenhauser, republican candidate, was elected mayor of Muscatine for the coming two years in the city election held Monday, defeating Albert Stolzenau, democratic candidate, by 241 votes. Republicans captured four other city offices, one of them without opposition, and named two out of four aldermen. City officers elected are: Harold Hanson, treasurer; R. P. Jacobs, assessor; Charles McGill, street commissioner, and Qrville Schauland, police judge. Democrats gained control of the city council by election of the two aldermen. Aldermen elected are: Ralph Cullen and Albert Diercks. democrats; and Albert Schmidt and Walter Pilgrim, republicans. Three of the four holdover aldermen are democrats. Only One Piece Sold. NEW HAMPTON--Only one piece of property was sold at the postponed Chickasaw county tax sale lere Monday. It was sold for 523.22. The sale was continued until April 6 by Wendell H. Christensen, county treasurer. Bliss Frcnchic Hajrood, above, daughter of Muj. Gen. Johnson Kiigood, finds that her plans lor a. debut at San Antonio, Texas, are interrupted hy tin- order removing her father I'mm command of the Eighth Corps area. General Hagood was removed from his post allegedly because lie criticized administration policies. Nora Springs Pastor Is New County Group Head RUDD--The Rev. H. F. Mercer attended a Floyd County Ministerial association meeting at the Rev. C. G. Fort home at Rockford Monday afternoon. The Rev. J. M. Kraft of Nora Springs was elected president to take the place of the Rev. Morris L. Bailey of Nora Springs, who is moving from the county. The Rev. George Gaide was elected secretary in the Rev. Krafft's place. ANNOUNCE LOW ROAD BIDDERS State Highway Commission to Let 6 Projects for Construction. AMES. UP--The state highway commission has announced low bidders on six highway construction projects. They.follow: Fremont-Mills counties: 120 foot bridge, secondary road north of Randolph, by Duvall and McKinney, Logan, SS5,199.56; two smaller bridges, same highway, by George W. Condon company. Omaha. $8,993.40. Scott county: 30 concrete culverts on relocation U. S. 6 through Davenport and Bettcndorf, by Christie ,-ind Mills. Omaha. $15,674.33; 20 culver's and one bridge on same road in Davenport, same bidder, S21,385.28. Scott county: Paving 5 miles U. S. 6 in Davenport and Bettendorf, joint bid by McKcnzie and Holm, and Burch Construction company, Waterloo. S171.116.00: paving 3 miles same road out of Davenport west, same bidders, $86,322.32. Blackhawk county: Applying gravel or crushed stone 2 miles primary 58 from No. 57 north to U. S. 20, by McKenzie and Holm, Waterloo, S6.- 855-80. The commission awarded contracts for maintenance department as follows: Lubricating oil. Swaney Oil company. Fort Dodge, approximately S21.000: grease: Goplerud Oil company. Osagc. approximately $3.000: ilOO tons asphalt, Richard Koss. Inc., Des Moines. approximately SI.000. Born To Mason City Couple. NEW HAMPTON--Mi', and Mrs. Gerald Acling of Mason City were parents of a leap year day baby born here late Saturday in St. Jo-^ soph's hospital. The boy weighed 7 pounds 10'.-i ounces at birth. The father is employed by a hatchery at Mason City. The mother was formerly Miss Thelma Blcthem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Blethem of New Hampton. LIVESTOCK AUCTION SALE SALES PAVILION -- CLEAR LAKE, IOWA STARTING PROMPTLY AT 1 :00 P. M. 300 Cattle- _2 Cars of 1000 Ih. Steers ami Heifers, corn fed; 1 car of yearling Steers and Heifers, corn fed; 35 Shorthorn Fresh and Springing Cows. Balance consists of stacker and feeder Steers and Heiters, Butcher Cows and Heifers, Bulls and Veal. Several good Breeding Bulls. 1 f\f\ i n Several Consignments of Good Bred Sows, 1 00 HfJQC^-- Balance feeding- pigs and sows. Few · w w i i w y a Good Boars. Good Mouth Native Bred Ewes. Few lucks. SEVERAL GOOD FARM HORSES Bring your Livestock to our Sale^Highest Prices Assured. Clear Lake Auction Co. PHONES 50 Sheep-TM, S'.U CLEAR LAKE, IOWA Returns to Oakdale. WHITTEMORE--Miss Mary Alma O'Brien who has spent the past two weeks visiting her mother. Mrs. Isthcrine O'Brien and family, returned to Oakdalc Tuesday. Hosts to Bridge Club. GARNER--Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Strate were hosts to the Monday bridge club. Mrs. Kenneth Rusley ivon high score for the women and Russel Keith for the men. Born at Duniont. DUMONT--A 9 pound girl, Adele Mae, was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Allen at the home of her jarents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lind. An !',: pound boy, Gene Francis, was jorn Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Santee at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ahrens. A son was born Fridav to Mr. and Mrs. 3eorge Beninga'but he only lived a ew hours. Gets Leave nf Absence. IOWA CITY, M')--The University of Iowa medical college announced Dr. John T. McClintock. head of the physjolrgy department, has been granted a leave of absence for the remainder of the school year to conduct a survey of physiology instruction at eastern universities. traffic and wait in a protected area for a chance to cross the other. In recent years considerable highway with divided roadway has been built Results are satisfactory. This plan is not recommended for general adoption on two-lane roadways. Ten feet--the usual width of each traffic lane--is no: enough for passing. Available funds ind traffic, are not s u f f i c i e n t i n justify construction of four t i a f t i c . lanes as s general plan. Primary Roads Open. EMMETSBURG--Primary roads :hrough Palo Alto county were re- jortcd open Tuesday, except the \yrshirc road which is still snow- blocked for about four miles, highway officials announced. Water covered parts ot" main-travelled roads but not to the extent of en- Jangering motorists, it was said. Sidcroads in the county were reported as passable in some sections. TRY THIS FOOT REMEDY Costs I.itik- :ui(l MiiUt'5 Wet Keel fc'inr Fout s u f f e r e r s gather rovintJ; sot risM up close and listen. Here's Rood news for you. The real foot remedy is here at last. Ice-Mint is said to quickly end loot misery. Ha:(I corns, s o f t corns, or corns between the toes, also toughened callouses, shrivel up and l i f t off easily. It's wonderful. There if n- pain or soreness when applying Ice- Mint or afterwards, and it doesn't even iiritiite the skin. Think of it; just a l i t t l e of (hit cooling. sotithinK Ice-Mint, and real foot joy is yours. i i r e v t n t s If-ft-odors and keeps j them s-.vect nn.t c ' . m i K i i a f s I e . It is the real j secret for f i i i r . h e a i i l i y fed. and keeps you j free ironi foe! troubles. Every person who fcr,p s u f f e r e d u i t j i .-.luhhorrt corns or tender j ft ft :an i i j ' j i r i T i u l * ' t h e pooling, southing conifer! J i T - M i n t t i f i o s * : especially women v/Iw v.Tar hiyh Siedi i siloes, ami mm whu tiitvc f ; « f t n n d ;t/! 'My n (tii-ir tec'. Try i!, f i d s-'nic !T-Mmt Imtvi '··mr niui^rJk t o d a y ill.d - i v f \ ; . U J r. 111*-!. M!ll-M]|lJi» liltril- ni K fi'N tb" T:MI "£ .np;r live.*. Thriv i? uuilim? belter The Best Harness Made That's the reason we sell the Harness. We know it is the best; harness made. It's by far the cheapest harness, too, when you consider sen-ice. It outwears ordinary harness two to one. Solid back leather, rustless bronze hardware and special Boyt construction have made thhe Boyd harness the standard work harness of America. If you pick out a harness because of the service it will give, you'll want the Boyt Harness. Come in and examine it. Judge for vourself. S P E C I A L - L E A T H E R HALTER Extra heavy, fine quality leather, bronze riveted. NOW ONLY Increase Your Farm Profits with a SEPARATOR As easy to clean as a china dish--that's the Vega Cream Separator, which makes it a friend of every farm wife. Sturdy construction and simplicity make it the most durable separator you can buy. and yet prices are surprisingly low. We urge you to stop in next time you're in town and let us point out the many points in which Vega excells! Trade in your old separator--easy terms.

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