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.-Â£ *^^^ SiZ^Ssasrarcwwfc^fttfcS^saaXTffiKBSK TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 3 Â· 1937 Better Farms * . Better Roads NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD Better Social Life . . . Better Schools EDUCATION PLAN IS PROPOSED BY IOWA DAIRYMEN Special Meetings Called to Present Program to Farmers of State. "The Iowa State Dairy association has been working for several years lo perfect a plan whereby the creameries of Iowa could cooperate with the national dairy council in a consumer education program'on the use of butter and other dairy products," says E. S. Estel, secretary oÂ£ the association, and chairman of the advertising committee. "At last," says Mr. Estel, "we believe we have a workable plan." Special meetings have been called to present this program to the leading dairy farmers oÂ£ the state. These meetings are as follows: Jan. 28, Iowa Cily; Jan. 29, Win- Â·terset; Jan. 30, Spencer; Feb. 1 Oelwein; Feb. 11, Ames. A representative of the national dairy council will attend each meeting and explain the possibilities of the work and its need. With the aid of Farm Bureau agents and inspectors in the stale department of agriculture, a lis '' of 200 leading dairy farmers anc creamery patrons has been compiled. These men have been invited to the meetings and will be supplied with literature to be used in presenting (he plan which provides that the creameries pay 5c per one thousand pounds of butter manufactured toward the expense of the nation-wide consumer educational campaign. Iowa, the second largest butter producing stale in the union, ha: much to gain from such a program. Each day of the year the dairy industry in Iowa creates S325.000, worth of new wealth. So Iowa's dairy cows are truly a mine of golden butter, the finest in the land. A Ic rise in price of butter means $2,000,000 more cash lo Iowa in a year; likewise a Ic drop in price means a $2,000,000 loss to Iowa dairymen. Â· A considerable portion of the budget to which creameries and dairy manls in other slates are ex, peeled lo contribute, will be used in the metronolitan.centers where approximately 80 per cent ...of --fo\vtrs--ci'i:nmery--butter is marketed. FARM BUREAU NEWS * * tf V H * A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organization. Sale Dates Claimed Notice: A list of Sale Dates Claimed will be printed each Wednesday on the Farm Page. There is no charge' for this service, and you are invited to make use of it. Just mail the date ot your sale, the time and place, and your name lo the Globe-Gazette, attention J. B. Scatnn, Mason City, la. Feb. 5--12:30 p. m.--Kana- wha Sales Pavilion, Market . Day Sale, Kanawha, Iowa. H. Brummond, auct. anfl manager. Feb. 5--12:30 ji. m.--Hans Brood, Public Sale, located 3 miles north of Swale- dale, 9 miles south and fi miles west of Mason City. Ora Bayless. auct. Feb. 5--12:30 p. m.--Clear Lake Auction Co., Livestock auction,. sales pavilion, Clear Lake. Feb. 6--1 p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., livestock auction, Webster City, Iowa. Feb. 6--1 p. m., J. C. I'ryor, administrator, auction sale of livestock and machinery, located at Mason City transient camp, 1 mile north of Mason City on highway E5. J. M. Robertson, auct. Feb. 9--1 p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., livestock auction, Webster City, Iowa. Feb. 9--12:30 p. m.--Henry Wade, 1 mile north, 2 mites west and K- mile north of Klemme. B. A. Rcemstma, auct. Feb. 10--11 a. m--W. J. Murphy Sales Corp., livestock sale, Charles City, loiva. Feb. 10--12:30 p. m.--Lars Mikkclsen, !'/Â· miles south and l l /Â« miles east ot Thornton. B. A. Bccmstma, auct, Feb. 10--12:30 p. m.--Lund Sales stables. Horse sale, on highway' No. 18, just cast of IMason City. Feb. 11--12:30 p. m., Lund Sales Stables, cattle, hog and sheep sale on highway No. 18, just cast, of Mason City. Feb. 11--Mr. Jackson, 2 miles north, 2 miles west and '/Â· mile north of Goodell. B. A. Keemstma, auct. Feb. 11--12 a. m.--Garner Sales Co., Inc., sales pavilion at highways No. 18 and R9. Fell! 15--12:3(1 p. m. George Wcluand and Sfrand Bros. Public Sale, 3 miles north and 1 mile west-of Dougherty. Ora Bayless, auct. ELECTRIFICATION IAN EXPLAINED Acting County Agent Tells How Government Plan Operates. How farmers in CGITO Gordo county may talce advantage of the rural electrificatipn administration program to obtain electricity was explained by Andrew W. Olson, acting county agent, in meetings-held in various sections of the country during the past month. More than half of the counties of the state have-held meetings similar to the one held here. Approximately a third bÂ£ the counties to date have applied to the R. E. A. lor loans to finance construction work. Mr. Olson explained that the average cost of constructing a mile of line in rural districts is abou 51,000. This cost, however, ranges, from ?800 to 31,200, depending 01 various conditions. The money for construction work may be borrowed from the H. E. A. providing the local project is approved, a not less than 3 per cent interest. I will be repaid by the local associa tion or company sponsoring th project over a 25 year period. Makes Survey. Mr. Olson outlined the usua procedure in starting a rural clec Unification project as follows: Firs a meeting, such as the one her Monday is held to discuss the pos sibility oÂ£ forming a temporary or ganization to sponsor the projec! This group makes a survey o farmers to determine how man; will use the electrical energy i ower lines are constructed. If in erest is sufficient, the group wil .etermine where the lines should o'clock. ie built and how many customer t will have. The temporary or anization then will apply for oan from the R. E. A. to cove onstruction cost. Engineers of the R. E. A. will nspect the proposed project to de ermine whether it is feasible an an be expected to pay 'for itsel over the 25 year period. After th \. E.-A. has pronounced the pro ect feasible--probably before In oan is actually granted--a perma nent association will be organized ?his organization wil apply for harter, adopt suitable by-laws elect directors and officers and draw up articles of incorporation. Â·The Rural Electrification ad- be held at ministration is anxious to work Anderson, with every agency or group interested in bringing electrical service LO rural districts at the lowest possible cost," Mr. Olson explained. The loans may be obtained by cooperatives organized by farmers, such as is being considered in Ccr- ro Gordo county, or by municipal power plants, public power districts and public utility companies that wish to extend lines iVito rural territory. May Sign Up. Either tenant farmers or owner- operators may sign up for service from the line, Mr. Olson explained. The farm does not need to contract to take a certain amount of power,, although he probably will be charged a minimum rate for electricity. Such a charge is customary to cover a minimum amount of energy. As the use of electricity increases, the charge a kilowatt hour decre'nses rapidly. Farmers agreeing to use electricity will not be' liable for the cost of he line construction or for tlfc'ob- igations of other consumers. The cost of the electric power line will, of course, be repaid by the association from the earnings ol the lower line. The R. E. A. .will insist that enough farmers indicate their wil- .ingness to use power so that the project will be on a sound financial footing and will be able to for itself in the required length of time, Mr. Olson said. Although the annual cost, of operation and maintenance of the power line depends upon numerous local conditions, Mr. Olson said that it probably would be about $18,000 for an average line of 100 miles serving 300 customers This is an imaginary case and the annual cost for the Cerro Gordo county line might be either mort or less. The 518,000 average cos suggested by Mr. Olson includes insurance and amortization of th loan, maintenance of the line, operation, liability insurance, taxc: and the cost of '.he energy con sumed. At this figure the avcragi cost on each farm would be abou $62.66 a year or $5.22 a month, in return for which the farmer wouli receive about 100 kilowatt hour a month. For [hose who might no use more than 40 kilowatt hour FARM BUREAU OFFICERS M. Hall PresMent . A. Ludfiman Vice President A. Alathrc Secretary hlrley S. Sianficld ... Treasurer FARM BUREAU DIRECTOttS rant Howard Cash, Clear Lake ncoln Irving Ashland, Clear lake me Creek .Leslie VanNole. Mason City a l l s . . . . . . . .Pay) H. Matzcn, Mason city Icar Lake Waller Wood, Clear Lake , A. H. Stel), Clear Luke la;on Elj-ar Haiglil, Mason L'lly ortland Paul Spoils. Nora Spnnjis nion Fl. F. Miner, Clear Ldku ioiint Vernon .J. C. OehlcVl, Clear Lake ath Cecil H. Avise. flockwet wen F. L. Thompson, Rockfurd rimes Richard James, Thornton leas. Valley. .Clarence Ulum, SwaLedale Seneseo., Frank Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty Barney Dougherty. Dougherty H O M E I-.ROJECT C H A I R M A N Jrant Mrs, Ernest Carr, Clear Lake Jncoln. .Mrs. Bert U. Myhrc, Clear Lake Peter Frahm, Mason Cily Mrs. Â·alls Mrs. Martin Hendrickson, Nora Springs Clear Lake Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake ^akc .. "Mrs. Ben Skadcland. Clear Lake rlason Mrs. George Holt,.Mason City . . Mrs. A. B. Brockett. Nora Springs Union . . . . .Mrs. Hugh Strain. Ventura Mt. Vernon .: . Mrs. J. R. Richardson. Clear Lake 3ath Mrs. Cecil Aviso. Rockwell Owen.... .Mrs. John Curraiv Mason Cily jrimes Mrs. Carl Floy. Thornton Pleasant Valley Mrs. Clarence Rawson, Sheffield cneseo Mrs. Will Bruns. Sheffield Dougherty . . . . :.Mrs. E. G. Dougherty. Dougherty County Home Project Chairman i Mrs. E. P. DcGraw. Mason City cnairman Boys' Club Committee.... .. Earl M. Dean. Mason Cily Chairman Girls' Club Committee ... . Mrs. Earl M. Dean Publicity Committee-R. M. Hall. Mrs. R. Furleish. Leigh Curran. Acting County Agent.. .Andrew N. Olson County club Agent Paul Henderson Home Demonstration Agent, . . . . . . . . . . . Â· ... . Florence Zollinge] Office Assistant.. . .Gencvieve M. Sm: Office 21H Federal Bldg.. Mason Clt.v cer j ith a month, it was pointed out that a minimum of about 30 or 40 kilowatt hours might be provided for a charge of about $3.50 a month. A eountywide rural electrification meeting will be held at the Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening at 8 MEETINGS Items on Gatherings of Farm Organizations. The Booster Boys.4-H club, ot Owen, Portland and Mason town- MOLASSES USED FOR PREPARING LEGUME SILAGE Larger Use of Silos Urged in Article Written by Haecker. By PllOF. A. U HAECKER The making of legume silage by using molasses or some sweet juice plant like corn or cane to supply the sugar has recently been the subject of much, testing and experimenting. Kansas, twenty years ago, made very excellent silage from alfalfa by using three, four and five per cent of molasses. Tests were made at other stations where alfalfa was mixed with cane and corn. All Â· of these tests, so far as I know, have been practical and a decided improvement over making legilme silage without any added sugar. A good many of our experiment stations and a large number of dairymen, as well as stock feeders, are testing out this molasses- legume process and we will have, shortly, considerable more information; all of which will be of much interest to the stock keeper, Makes Cheap Feed. Michigan has recently reported a very interesting test where the compared alfalfa-molasses silage with alfalfa hay. In this they used dairy cattle to base the feeding tests. The alfalfa-molasses sila, proved to give better results. One of the interesting elements of this test was the very small percentage of molasses used. They usec one and one-half per cent of molasses and still obtained\very gooc silage. The molasses was mixed with watei; three parts of wate to one of molasses. Molasses wil average about fifty-five per cen sugar, so that the sugar conlen mixed with the alfalfa was les than one per cent. Molasses being a comparatively cheap stock lood, containing a large amount of easily assimilatec carbohydrates, it seems to me, i would be advisable to use a large: percentage. Molasses, however, can be used, and that with success. 'Saves Barn Room. I believe that we are approach PULSE OF THE FARM By ARTHUR PICKFORD I recently read a book from the public library entitled, "Red Bud Women," by Mark O'Dea. I mention this book because it represents a type of writer who attempts to portray rural life by selecting some characters which are true, as to nn individual, but, by no means represent the class, as of 'today. It should be remembered that I': lized society working smoothly; to wife off from the statute book the outworn and unjust rules as experience demonstrates their faults and to add other rules we think we need. This is rather a serious business. But if the comments on the persons we have selected are true, then universal suffrage is a poor way of choosing lawmakers. The public, you and I, are poor judges of men. I choose rather to think that we still have some of the spirit of the gang: "Hit him again. He's Irish. But. soberly, would not a higher of them ami a juster ships held their last meeting at the home of Harold Currier. Wayne Rucker, president of the club,' gave a talk on the short course at Ames which he attended. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. The next meeting will be held at the home oÂ£ Reynold A conference of leaders ot boys' clubs was held on Tuesday at the Y. M. C. A. Mr. John Quist Â£ the state club department," met ith the leaders and discussed the rogram for club work for 1937. time when we will d with expensive hay mow FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE Members are asked to consult Farm Bureau office for advertising rates on this column. For Sale: Duroc sows to far- row in April. Shorthorn bull, 2 yrs. old. Axfll Anderson, Mason City, IU., 3. For Sale: Polled Hereford bulls. Golden Kins' seed corn. Wm. McArthur, Mason City. . . Â· Â· . ' ' The county agricultural plan- ing committee met on Wednes- ay with a representative of the xtension service. A conference of county agents i this district will be held on Fri- ay afternoon at the Farm Bureau ffice. The county agents will onfer with KGLO on plans for a 'adio program. ... loclcm inventions have had more ifect on the farming people, in ie Inst two generations, than on ny other class. 'OT TRUE AS 'O CLASS If the "Man from Mars" should rop down on this earth and essay o carry back to his fellows a pic- Lire of the creatures he met, of uman type and he selected one vith club feet, another affected y infantile 'paralysis and another ne who was bestial in his dis- osition, he might give a correct jortrayal of the individuals but ie would be far from correct in he picture he would give his fel- ows. in Mars, of humanity as vhole. So 'Mr. O'Dea would be nearei correct it he had stumbled onto udgmcnt get better men to offer themselves for the job and procure 'for us better service? Criticism should be, at least, fair, honest and constructive. Large Crowd Attends Emmert Brothers Sal Despite the threatened snowstorm and predicted cold wave, a crowd of stockmen in 50 autos ul- tended the Emmert brothers' brec sow sale Jan. 29. They filled the seating capacity of the sale barn. Harvey Duncan of Crcston cried the sale. There were several car. with Minnesota numbers and sorni from the south central and west ern part of loiva. Thirty-nine sows were sold. To] was $110. The average of thos convention of farmers such [sired by Chief Select wa et in Des Moines last week Those sired by 'Model or a gathering of the Grange or of the Fai'mer's union. Of course, an author who writes 3. book just to sell, something startling must have and if the reader buys it just to be entertained, there is not much harm done; but such stories of rural life, that purport to be life pictures of farmers today as a class, are woefully bphind the times. 'HIT HIM AGAIN HE'S IRISH." When I was a boy and was running with the gang, there used to be a saying "Hit him again. He's Irish." Not lhat he had done anything worse than the rest of us, but because he was Irish. Many editors have a lÂ«ke attitude toward our legislature. Here are 158 men that we have selected to keep the rules of civi- Advance averaged SG4. One sow went to the Californi Polytechnic school at San Loi Obispo, another went to Ohio. Til Emmcrts are well pleased with th sale and the bidding was promp It celebrities want a name fo the job of writing testimonial what about "the prostitution reputation?" -- Kcwance Stai Courier, Seen Through G Windshield --By A. P. A psychologist says women talk less than they did 30 years :igo. Evidently somebody socked him instead of saying "quit."--Du- liuquo Telegraph Herald. --Have you noticed how the exhaust vapor from an automobile which has passed you always turns to the left, like a left handed screw?--Or does it? --Party of young folks and some elderly ones enjoying the sliding and skiing at Dave Ryan's hill, last Sunday afternoon. Hard lo draw the line between young and old when on skis. --Joyous crowd of Girl Reserves having a bob ride on the newly fallen snow with icy crust. Standing room only and giggles and squeals spontaneous. --Dazzling whiteness of Iowa landscape. Iowa farms, uniformly clean--and cold; but much to be preferred to the Ohio valley. All fertility securely locked. The Clear Lake Township Farm Bureau will meet on Friday evening, Feb. 5, at the home of Waler Wood. A good program n;ia ?een arranged. The Rural Young People's Forum will hold a social meeting at he Denison club to welcome new uembers on Friday evening, F^b. Dancing will begin at 8:30. , orum members have been urged o invite prospective members and friends. ing away and barns and build in their plac ample storage capacity to store no only the needed corn and grai crops but also the hay crop, espe cially the legumes such as clovei alfalfa, soy beans, cow peas an vetches. By either the molasses o .acid process, excellent silage ca be made from nearly any legum forage plant. By storing forage in the silo, w will save much expensive bar room and escape a severe fire hazard. We will always be able to put up the crop in its best feeding and keeping form. Early cuttings of alfalfa and clover are quite likely to be ruined by the frequent showers which come during haying season. All corn and cane crops, including sudan, make excellent silage and in such form furnish the best and cheapest source of carbohydrates. T h e stock keeper in the future will find, by this method, not only a greater profit because he will be able to feed with more economy but also, he will take oft the market a large amount of corn, as grain that tends to lower the price. fn truth, a proper use of the silo will stabilize, the stock and dairy business and make a better price for corn. J. M. "Jack" Robertson AUCTIONEER Specialty is Purebred Livestock anil Farm Sales. PHONE 2019 MASON CITY AUCTIONEER Sjierializms in Farm Sales Ph. 53-F36 lit. 1, Vcnlura, la. A U C T I O N E E R Phone 62, Mason City Phone 105, Plymouth DO YOU KNOW? thot HI*!* PV9 SELL Murphy's Guaranteed Feed.. DO Custom Grinding. BUY Sweet and Sour --il__ Cream. RENT Individual Meat -------- Lockers. SELL Hog Feeders ") WANTED H I D E S FURS 111 6th S. W. Phone 470 CREAM STATION Jack Herrag, Mgr. 409 S. Federal Phone 116 i SAVE $3.45 On This SPECIAL OFFER NOW--You Can 8e the Owner of One of These Genuine Quick Change B U R P E E SEALERS At This Low Price of Formerly Priced or $14.95 Other Burpee Sealers as Low as $8.45. F E B R U A R Y IS THE MONTH FOR MEAT C A N N I N G PUBLIC SALE As I am moving to a smaller farm, I will sell the following at public sale at my residence 3 miles north of Swalcdalc, 9 miles south and 6 miles west of Mason City, on Friday, Feb. Â§, 12:3O p.m. .5 head of horses. 22 head of cattle. Farm Machinery. 4-wheel trailer, etc. TERIMS--Cash or make arrangements with clerk before sale. BROOD Aucl. National Bank of Thornton, Clerk The Hurnl Young People's Forum will give their play, "I Want i Divorcn" at the hall at Bvirch- nal on Tuesdav evening. Feb.. 9. bej'innine at R:15. The Burehinal Ladies' aid will serve lunch. CHICK SALE Scientific Successor to Specialist al State Teachers College. CEDAH FALLS -- Shades of Chick Sale! Members of the education department at the Iowa State Teachers college discovered this week that they have in their midst the scientific successor to this rural humorist who mode a specialty of designing and constructing outbuildings. The colleague, all associate OIL BROODERS That Work! GET THEM AT BOOMHOWER HARDWARE HAVE THE NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK Clerk Your Public Sale We'll Co-operate With Y o u r Auctioneer -- And Give Â· You An Accurate Report of Everything Sold - professor of rural education, has designed a model outbuildi'ng, based on scientific principles, for the use of rural schools and is now sending blue, prints oÂ£ his design to rural school officials who ask for them. The professor kept his specialty a secret--for awhile. But unfortunately, he lost his original plans and had to set up a drawing board in his office to re-design his project. Then the secret was out. The modern specialist is John R. Slacks, well known authority on rural schools in Inwa. Educators agree that his scientific outbuilding fills a real need for many i-ural schools, among the problems ot which is.'the maintenance of a satisfactoryj^.tandard of hygiene. FARMERS APPLY FOR SEED LOANS Are Seeking 200,000 Bushels for Spring; 92,000 in Iowa. Farmers of midwcstern states in which the emergency seed corn loan program is in effect, have applied for loans on approximately 200,000 bushels of corn, according to Cecil A. Johnson, who is in charge ot the program for tlic agricultural adjustment administration. Included, are applications for loans on 94,000 bushels ot 'seed corn and on 104,000 bushels of field run corn. Applications, up to Dec. 24, were received chiefly from Nebraska farmers for loans on 55,167 bushels of eligible seed corn and from Minnesota farmers for loans on nearly 20,000 bushels. Loans on about 02,000 bushels of field run corn have been applied for by Iowa farmers alone, with farmers in other midwest states applying for loans on 12,000 bushels more, as of Dec. 28. The seed corn loan at the rate oÂ£ 51.75 a bushel, and the field run corn loan at the rate of 55 cents a bushel, are being made through the commodity credit corporation, financed 'through n CGir,mitm.'.nl up to $10,000,000 from the. Reconstruction Finance corporation. Even a bad play about white trash is a hit. It makes the audience say: "How superior we are!' --Cedar Rapids Gazelle, B r i n g your broken machinery and tools here. We do Â·Gas and Electric Welding. Prompt service. Reasonable prices. Jacobson Welding Machine Shop 22 First Street N. E. Mason City Several Good Used Grinders Reconditioned Disc H a r rows. Reconditioned Tractor and Horse Plows. 1--Model "A" Tractor. 1--1 Vz Horse Power International Gas Engine. 2--10-20 McCormicrc- Decring Tractors, cheap. 1--John Deere Model D Tractor, reconditioned. 1--18-36 Hart-Parr Tractor. Also Fordson Tractors, cheap. 2--Used G. P. Tractors, in good shape. CERRO GORDO I M P L E M E N T CO. Phone 444 . ; : 115 Eighth St. S. E. . If you are going to hold a Public Sale, Closing Out Sale, Livestock Auction, or a Farm Sale, we invite you to engage the Northwest Savinas Bank of Mason City to clerk your sale. This valuable service is available to all f a r m e r s and livestock breeders in this community. The Northwest will send a qualified representative--one who ha* a wide acquaintance among the farmers and breeders of this community--to clerk your sale. His services are available any time d u r i n g the m o n t h , any day of the week, and he will be there on the job in plenty of time before your sale starts. YOU'LL HAVE ACCURATE RECORD If the Northwest Savings B a n k clerks your sale, you will have an accurate record of every article and of every head of livestock sold. The job will be done carefully, e f f i c i e n t l y , and without i n t e r r u p t i n g or dist u r b i n g y o u r auctioneer when he is t r y i n g to get every dollar your property is worth. And when your sale is over, this bank will gire you a complete report of everything auctioned. The final report will be itemized, easy to read, and will contain all the information that you want and need. So, Mr. Farmer, and Mr. Livestock Breeder, have the Northwest clerk your sale and ycu will be exceptionally well pleased with the service. Just phone, write, or step into the b a n k any time and we will gladly help you make arrangements for your sale---and we'll help you plan a successful one. Northwest Savings Bank MASON CITY, IOWA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ?p?^^ ,,'