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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 11 ·§ 1936 Better Social Life ... Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS (THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD) B e t t e r Farming . .. Better Roads SAYS SOUNDNESS OF GO-OP SHOWN WITH DEPRESSION President of Baltimore Bank Voices Confidence in Movement. Coming through the depression without a failure of major importance, co-operative associations of farmers have clearly demonstrated the soundness of the co-operative way of doing business, Dr. F. B. Bomberger, president of the Baltimore Bank of Co-operaUves, attending a conference ot the chief executives of the district banks for cooperatives of the Farm Credit administration, declared: "In spite of the fact that farmers' business co-operatives continued to grow steadily in numbers, volume of business, and general strength from 1920 to 1929, when prices of agricultural commodities were at a marked discount in relation to prices for non-agricultural commodities," Dr. Bomberger said, "many persons failed to recognize the fundamental soundness of co- opera lion- Is Striking Contrast. "Any doubt about its soundness now should be finally removed in view of what has happened since the economic collapse of 1929. In striking contrast to failures of thousands of banks and industrial and commercial enterprises of all kinds, the failures among farmers' business co-operatives have been relatively unimportant. "There have been, of course, some failures among co-operatives since 1929. It would be almost miraculous if there were none. But such failures have been relatively few and in no case has there been a failure of more than local importance, Regarded Significant. "This seems to me to be very significant. In a period of such violent strains and stresses, the co-operative organizations escape with only minor injuries. Does that indicate that there must be. something essentially sound in the co-operative way of doing business? '"It certainly seems so to me; and I -believe that the experimental period for agricultural co-operation in the United States has now definitely passed. It can be accepted as clearly demonstrated that any type of farm business can be carried on co-operatively successfully and with satisfaction to the farmers who constr tute the organization." FARM B U R E A U N E W S A Weekly Feature Depicting Acfirifies of Cerro Gordo County Organization. Highest Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL WOLF BROS, See Quotation Market Page FARMERS! Investigate Kato-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries Battery and Electric Service HO S. Delaware Phone 319 CONFERENCE OF WOMEN PLANNED Third Triennal Event to B Held in Washington May 31 to June 6. Farm women of Cerro Gord county are invited to attend th third triennial conference of th Associated Country Women of th World in Washington, D. C., May 3 to June 6. Special bus or railroa rates probably will be obtained fo the Iowa delegation, says Miss Mar jorie A. Chollett, home demonstra tion agent. Between 1,000 and 1,500 rural women from 40 different nation, will assemble. Each state in th union is expecting to send a delega tion, some as many as 100 women This is the first meeting of the or ganization, with which is affiliate the Associated Women of the Amer ican Farm Bureau Federation, to b held in this country. The last con vention was held in London. The conference will give farm women an opportunity to meet othe homemakers, among them foreig women, and to hear discussions o subjects of mutual interest, say Miss Chollett. In addition, it wi provide an excellent vacation tri for the homemater. Among the events will be the for mal opening of the conference b Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt, a moto trip around the city, to foreign em bassies, to Mt. Vernon, to the Unite States Department of Agricultur and other points of interest. An "in ternational" program of music an folk-dancing will feature foreign women in costume. Handicrafts an crafts frpm farm-grown products o all nations will be exhibited. Among topics to be discussed ar Safer Motherhood, How Rural Worn en Are Meeting Economic Problems and Cultural Interests of Rura Momemakers. Any farm woman of the count} who is interested in the conference and might possibly attend shoult notify Miss Chollett. Further Tests Made of Seed Corn Here Further tests have been made o: seed corn in the county. Several cribs had been tested before the se- vre freezing weather and have jus been retested now. It is found tha those having a test of 80 per cen previously now have about 40 pe cent. However one crib of corn tha tests 85 per cent and another crit testing 75 per cent have been found Other farmers are making test and more information will be given as the season progresses. Rural Forum Will 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 saie to the Globe- Gazette, attention V. C. Hicks. March 12--Public Auction Sale, 11 a. m., Lund Sales Stables, east edge of Mason City. March 12--Livestock Sale, 12 noon, Garner Sales Co., Garner, Io\va. March 13--Public Auction Sale, Clear Lake Sales Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. March IS--Public Sale, 1 p. m., "Bieileti Bros., 2 miles west and 2 miles north of Swaledale. March 14--Public Sale, 13:30 p. m., A. F. Wallace, 9 miles northeast of Clear Lake. March 14--Livestock Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, loiva. March 16--Closing Out Sale, 13:80 p. m., Leo McEvoy, between Dougherty and Rockwell. March 17--Horse and Mule Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa. March 18--Horse mid Cuttle Sale, 11:30 a. m., \V. J. Murphy S a l e s Corporation, Charles City, Imva. Meet Next Monday The Rural-Young People's forum will have its regular meeting at thi Y. M. C. A. Monday evening. At thi time the members will have Mr Johnson of the landscaping depart ment of Iowa State coUege for a discussion of farmstead planning. This is one of the projects tha the rural young people have adopted as part of their educational program for the year. At this meeting an illustrated lecture will be given on the various methods of planning the farmstead and flowers, as well as locating windbreaks and wood lots and alsc the type of plant materials anc trees to be used for this section. At this meeting: further plans will be made on adoption of the individual farmsteads and further meetings scheduled when personal attention will be given to farmsteads and those who are interested in special problems. The past three meetings have not been held on account of impassable roads. Rehearsal Will Be Held for Musicale Last year the Bohemian Girl was presented by the rural people of Iowa and plans are now being announced for a fitting- climax to the year's study of "Music for' Family Festivals" to be presented during the 4-H girls' state convention at Ames on June 26. In this music festival, a chorus of 1.000 adults will be trained. The first rehearsal will be held at Iowa State college on March 13 at 1 o'clock in Morrill hall. Other rehearsals will be planned in other parts of the state for districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Cerro Gordo county is in district 4 and will rehearse at Fayette. Anyone interested or who would like to participate in the music festival should notify Mrs. Earl Dean, music chairman in the county, or the Farm Bureau office. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE: Purebred Shorthorn bulls and females. George M. Roney and Sons, Swaledale. WILL do custeoni testing of seed corn. Richard Fullerton, Rockford. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS Andrew Qison ........ ... .......... President Ear] M. Dean. . ._ ..... ....*.. Vice President S. A. Mathre... ......... . ........ .Secretary Shirley S. StanfieW ............... Treasurer FARM BUREAU DIRECTORS Grant ........... Wayne Wollord, Clear Lake Lincoln .......... Bert H. Myhre. clear Lake Lime Creek ...... Leslie vanNote, Mason City Falls ........... Paul H. Maizen. Mason City Clear Lake ......... John Perkins, Clear Lake Lake... ...... ...Robert Furleigb. Clear Lane Mason .......... Elgar 2. Haight, Mason city Portland ..... ...R, A. Ludeman. Mason City Ucion ............. Harry Welter, Clear Laki Bath .......... ,, ..... CecIJ H. Avise, Rockwell Owen ........... John L. Curran, Mason City Grimes ................ JDale Smith, Thornton Pleasant Valley.. ..Clarence Ulum, Swaiedale Geneseo ........ . . . 4 ..... Fratik Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty. ... .Barney Dougherty. Dougherty HOME PROJECT CHAIRMEN Grant. ... ..Mrs. Kollin Luscomb, Clear Lake Lincoln ...... Mrs. Bert a. Myhre, Clear Lake Lime Creek. .Mrs. A. M. Matzeo, Mason City Falls. ....... Mrs. Paul H, Matscn, Mason City Clear Lake. . .Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake Lake ...... .Mrs. Beo Skadeland, Clear Lake Mason. .. j. .Mrs. Axel Anderson, Mason City Portland. ..Mrs. W. H. Davidson. Mason City Union ........... Mrs. Hugh Strain, Ventura Mt Vernon. -Mrs. J. D. Richardson, C. Lake Bath ............. Mrs. Cecil Avlse, Rockwell Owen -------- Mrs. John Curran, Mason city Grimes ............ Mrs. carl Floy, Thornton PI. Valley.... Mrs. Clarence ulum. Swaiedale Geneseo ..... . ..... Mrs. WIl Bruns, Sheffield Dougherty. Mra. E. G. Dougherty. Dougherty County Home project Chairman Chairman Mrs. E. P- DeGraw, Mason City Club Committee Earl M. -Dean, Mason City Chairman Girls' Club Committee Mrs. Ear) M, Dean Publicity Committee R. M. Hall, Mrs. R. Furleigh, Leigh Curran County Agent, . .............. Marlon E. Olson County club Agent ......... Jay VendeUioe Home Demonstration Agent Marjories A. Chollett Ofitlce Assistant.. ....... Gertevieve M. Smith Office ......... 213 Federal Bldg.. Mason City URGES REPAIR OF ALL MACHINERY County Agent Calls Attention to Need of Having Farm Equipment Ready. Repairing and adjusting farm machinery before the rush of spring work may prevent the loss of a crop or losses from lower yields as the result of delayed planting or delayed harvesting, reminds County Agent Marion E. Olson. About 75 per cent of the breakdowns in the field result from lack of adjustment or delayed repairs studies have shown. It is well to order repair parts early because some parts cannot be obtained from the local dealer. Whether to repair the old machine or purchase a new or good second-hand one is a question which often arises when a farmer inspects a machine. Byron T. Virtue, Iowa State college extension agricultural, engineer, says generally it will pay to repair a machine if it is not obsolete, providing the repairs will not cost nearly as much as a new machine, and providing it will do first class work after it is repaired. In some cases machines are so badly worn that complete overhauling is difficult and expensive. In some instances a new machine with a larger capacity will do enough more work to pay for its extra cost. Usually more machines are discarded because of lack of adjustment and the need of minor repairs ±an are junked because they are worn out. Bulletins on repair and adjustment of binders, mowers, and plows are available at the Farm bureau office. EMERGENCY CROP AND FEED LOANS AVAILABLE SOON Governor Myers Says They Will Be Made Through Same Channels. Emergency crop and feed loans for the year 1936, as authorized by the president's executive order of Feb. 28, will be available within the next 10 days, Gov. W. I. Myers of the Farm Credit administration stated. Regulations governing the loans have been issued. Governor Myers said the loans will be made through the sa channels used in previous years Farmers eligible may obtain appli cations from the field supervisors or the local emergency crop loan committees already operating in most counties. . He said the loans will be limited to the minimum amount necessary to meet the immediate and actua: cash .needs of farmers who are un able to.obtain credit from any other source, and in no instance esceec ?200 to one farmer. Applicants who can get credit from any other source, including a production credit association, will not be eligible for emergency loans, he explained. Loans Will Be Made. Loans will be made for the production, planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops, for summer fallowing, for supplies where they are necessary for production of 1936 crops, or to produce necessary feed for livestock. According to the governor's state' ment, preference will be given to applications of farmers whose cash requirements are small, and no loans may be made for purchasing livestock or machinery or for payment of rents, debts or taxes. The loans will bear interest at the rate of 5% per cent a year and be secured by a first lien, or an agreement to give a first lien, on all crops financed in whole or part with the proceeds of the emergency loan. Where loans are made for the production of feed for livestock, they will be secured by a first lien on the livestock to be fed. ?500 Maximum. Where farmers applying f o r emergency loans are the tenants of a private landowner or concern, the maximum amount of loans to the tenants of one landowner in one county may not exceed $500. The maximum amount of loans to members of one household who are occupants of the same farm is $200. .A.11 disbursements will be made from the regional Emergency Crop and Feed Loan offices located at Springfield, Mass., Baltimore, Columbia, S. Car., Memphis, Dallas, St. Louis, St. Paul, Omaha, Wichita, Salt Lake City and Spokane. P U L S E O F THE FARM Plan Demonstration of Multiple Hitches The horse breaking and hitching demonstration will be held at the 21yde Sawyer farm one mile north. f Rockwell on Friday, March 20, at Sich time Harry Linn, secretary of he state horse breeders association, will demonstrate methods of -break- ng and multiple hitches. This dem- nstration will start at 10 a. m. MEETING POSTPONED On account of bad roads the dem- nstration on installing of running ·ater in homes which was scheduled or March. 12 and 13 has been post- oned until some later date. Seen Through a Windshield --By A. P. --Half dozen boys bursting out from school, on March 4 and immediately knuckling down into the black drifts for a game of marbles "for keeps.' --Iowa's official scavengers,--a flock of crows, feasting on the carcass of a rabbit on highway No. 65; but retreating to the tops of the fence posts at every passing auto. --Several fields of soybean shocks emerging from the snow,-somewhat worse for weathering. --Thousands of tons of snow moved from the grade to the ditch should By FARM EDITOR Sometime in the late '90's there was a farm paper published in Mason City called "The Cerro Gordo Farmers Institute." The editor was L, Klinefelter and it was a monthly, about 6 by 8 inches in size of page. Has any reader of this page a copy of it and will he donate it to the public library? Also, is there a Monteiths Primary Geography such as was in use in the Mason City schools in the 1870-80 period ? Probably not once before in a. lifetime has there been such a combination of circumstances against the farmer who has to move as cpn- fronts many of them this March. On many country roads there is yet no traveling on wheels; and nothing but wheels can be used on the paved highways. Time was when sleds could go in the ditch and wheels on the grade, but that time is gone. The ditch now is mostly for the drunken driver or the unlucky one; and a surprising number of fanners do not have a sled. RENTERS ARE INCREASING There seems to be an unusual number of farmers moving this spring and newspaper exchanges comment on the great demand for farms to rent. Here's hoping " March continues to be lamblike for a few days until the transfer is made and here's bespeaking a welcome to the newcomers. NO MONEY FOR REA The R. E. A. (Rural Electrification administration) is sending out a continuous stream of literature urging farmers to electrify the farmsteads. This is desirable and farmers would need little urging if they had' the funds; but when a farmer feels he cannot afford so necessary a thing as a telephone, lie cannot think of electrification. Recently, I had occasion to use a telephone in the country and I found four adjoining farms with no ;e!ephone. I am not a Hoover man but I want to pass on to a host of young Farm folks a statement he made n his recent speech: "I hear much that new oppor- j O S^S^ f f^ifflSaS»s^sr- ur Yesterdays Gleanings From an Ancient File of The Cerro Gordo Republican Saved by the Farm Editor. Excerpts from the issue of June 15, 1876: The paper is a four page sheet and the first four columns on the front page are filled with business cards. Among the lawyers are Miller and Cliggett, Glass and Hughes, Goodykoonts and Wilber and Stanberry and Clark. The doctors are J. B. Dakin. C. M. Gaylord, W. W. Allen and Mrs. H. D. Pramer. Adams and Stanberry and John West dealt in real estate and Owen T. Denison, the county recorder, furnished abstracts of title. George B. Rockwell of Rockwell, bought and sold lands in south Cerro Gordo. Evidently Mason City was quite a central point in northern Iowa as various hotels carried announcements. The Allen House, Mason City; Spencer House, Nora Springs; Clark House, Forest City; Elder House, Garner; Wareham House, Plymouth; Ackley House, Ackley. A Stage Coach. H. M. Bradstreet. Garner, advertised livery rigs, with or without drivers; and also a stage line, daily, to Forest City, via Ellington, which met all trains, cast and west. There were two banks in Mason City. T. G. Emsley and Mantague and Smith. The latter firm was the predecessor of the First National bank. H. G. Parker had a real estate agency and had valuable tracts for sale in Cerro Gordo and adjoining counties. Mason City Churches. In the church directory t h e Methodist church (then north of Central park about where the courthouse is) had preaching every Sunday by the Rev. H. W. Bennett, pastor. The Congregational notice read; "The stone church, north of the school house block, has services at 11 and 6 3 ,» o'clock. Sunday school following morning service. N. T. Blakeslee. pastor; R. J. Patton, Supt. S. S. Episcopal service was held regularly every Sabbath morning and evening in. McMillan's hall. Baptist church: Services every Sabbath in Baptist hall in Allen House block. Services at 11 and 6% o'clock. Seats free and strangers welcome. In the country: Divine services will be held every alternate Sunday by the Methodist church as follows: Law school house, Lincoln township, Platt school house, Fertile township and Willow Creek school house, Danville township.--C. W. Wiley, pastor. Wesleyan Methodists will hold their meetings in the old stone school house at 11 a. m.' every Sunday. WOOL WANTED. The highest price paid in Cash for all kinds of Wool also Wool twine for sale at Philadelphia Clothing Hall. A choice lot of well seasoned burr oak fence posts at 12% cts. at farm, four varieties sorted potatoes at. 20 cts., oats 25 cts., one good full blood, recorded Durham bull ?150.00, three yearling grade shorthorn bulls % and ~'f blood, at farm. $20 to 540 each. Grade calves $5. P. O. Mason City. Farm 3 miles north from P. 0. LEONARD G. PARKER. (Note: The Parker farmstead is now the C. C. C. camp north of the city.) BUSINESS NOTICES Fence Wire and Staples in great profusion at WARBASSE LEE's. For Sale. One grade Durham Bull one year old, sired by Yellow Corn, one Bay Mare 10 years old, one 5 year old Bay horse. Will exchange one or both for good steers. MILLER BROWNELL. (Note: The Miller and Brownell farm was on north side of Twelfth street immediately west of C. N. W. crossing.) Buy The Best. The best is the cheapest, Powell's Star Wood Pumps and. Pump tubing for sale only by G. A. STEARNS, Mason City, Iowa Kirby. The Kirby two wheel mower for sale at STEARNS. Ice Cream for sale by Shepard. 20,000 pounds of butter wanted this month, for which the highest price will be paid at Purdy's Cheap Cash Grocery Store. All kinds of fireworks for sale at Purdy's. Prepare for a good time on the Fourth. BUTTER, BUTTER Take your butter direct to Purdy's where you will get the highest market price. GOOD MILLING WHEAT Wanted at Parkers Mill for which the highest price will be paid. Farm For Sale. 160 acre prairie, 40 acres timber, house, granary and stable; 100 acres in crop. The farm is located in the town of Ellington, Hancock- Co., about one half mile from Lime Creek and is offered at 515 per acre, one half down, the balance to suit purchaser. One-half the crop will go with the farm. The premises are in the hands of a renter but the house is not occupied. Enquire of ROYAL LOVELL, Garner, Hancock County, Iowa. NEW AND FRESH. All kinds of Men's and Boy'a Clothing and 40 new styles of Hats just received to sell at prices to defy all competition, at Ensign's. McCormick Harvester. Great improvements for 1S76, see them at Steams' ing people uncer the blessings of freedom built up quite a plant and equipment on this continent. It teems with million's of farms and homes and cattle and pigs, despite the AAA. There are railroads, highways, power plants and. factories, stores and banks, and moneychangers. There are towns and magnificent cities. There a r t newspapers, colleges, libraries, orchestras, bands, radios and other noises. "It is very sad but did it ever occur to you that all the people who live in these houses and all those who run these complicated machines are going to die ? Just as sure as death the job is yours. And there are opportunities in every inch of it." New business psychology: If you ignore a complaint long enough, the complainer will cool off or give up despair.--Fountain Inn Tribune. A Lot of Bunk. Arthur Brisbane says that all parents should send their children to school in Florida to grow up Tiealtliy and husky in the sunshine. It's too bad the parents of those puny Minnesota footbali players didn't think of that in time.--Baudette Region. Ddco-Light Pbnfs, Batteries and Parts Central Auto Electric Co. New Location Next to Fire Station 25 First St. S. W. Phone 494 improve gravel road conditions in ! [unity for youth is gone. Jt occurs March and April j to me that'for 150 years God-fear- Announcing * , * A New Date For Julie MASON CITY ARMORY March 20, at 10:30 A.M. AH Farmers and Their Families Are Invited to Attend. Free Lunch Politics Is So Naive. Politicians are hiring gag men to write their speeches, but we still think a political speech is funnier when its humor is unpremeditated. --Faducah (Ky.) Sun-Democrat. What the republicans fear is that the farm voters, when the question of the new deal's paternalistic alphabet comes up, will add their O. K.--Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. USED MACHINERY 1--J. D. Model "D" Tractor. 1--Hart-Parr Tractor, 18-36, priced right. 3--Oil Pail Tractors, priced right. Several used Gang Flows. 2--Fordson Tractore. 1--Oliver S-Bottom Plow. 25--Good Corn Cultivators. 2 row and single row. 4--DeLavaJ Separators. Several 0sed Gas Engines, cheap. 15--Good Disk Harrows. Horse drawn. 16--Good Corn Planters. 5--Tractor Plows. Several good Horses. 2 J. D. "GP" Tractors. Good condition. Cerro Gordo Implement Co. Phone 444 115 8th St. S. E. FARM NEEDS High in Quality LOW IN ,COST AXES BROODERS BUTCHERING SUPPLIES BOLTS BARN EQUIPMENT BUCKLES SNAPS FORKS CEL-0 GLASS GLASS CLOTH RIVETS PAINT SINGLE TREES ROPE GARDEN SEEDS And many other items. BOOMHOWER HARDWARE 113 N. Fed. Phone 142 The BEST is the CHEAPEST This Applies More to HARNESS Than Anything You Use! To be sure of getting the right kind of leather, hardware, design and workmanship, select a harness with a known reputation for quality and low cost service. ALL BOYT-MADE HARNESS Are built from a special leather tanned from matured packer steer hides by the six months slow bark process and finished or lubricated with best of tallows and animal greases. A a result, it possesses these qualities: It is tanned for great pulling strength . . . to resist friction wear . . . to last for years exposed to all kinds of weather and other destructive elements. Selling at astd up Van Ness Co j 6c INTERNATIONAL: TERNATIONAL ^ USED TRUCKS 1934 FORD V-8 1 Vi-ton, long, dual ·wheels. 1935 DODGE 1 Va-ton, long wheelbase, dual wheels. 1935 CHEVROLET 1 Vi-ton, long wheelbase, dual wheels. 1933 DODGE PANEL, Vz-ten MODEL 5I*A WHITE 2Vz-ton, long wheelbase. 1927 CHEVROLET Short wheelbase, with grain box. All of the above trucks are in first-class condition, are very reasonably priced and ready for immediate inspection. YOU MUST SEE THEM TO APPRECIATE THEM 23 Sixth Street S. E. Mason City 24-HOUR SERVICE Phone 20

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