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February 25, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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12 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 25 1931 2ESL S AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS BETTER FARMING . [" THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD f ----==^^__ BETTER SCHOOLS -- · . -- -- : -- ----: T3TI"Tirn7T Of\t~rr'\T T TI7I7 1 HERD PRODUCES MORE WITH TWO LESS ANIMALS Keeler and Connally Have High Herd; Average Is 1,230 Pounds. , How a herd reduced by two cow: actually produced more milk in u given time is one of the interesting facts brot outiin the monthly repor for the Cerro 'Gordo No. 1 C. T. A report. The herd was one of the new ones in the association. · Eighteen grade Guernseys were on test for the month of January and produced 358.5 pounds of ft.a For the month of February the same herd with 16 cows milking produced 415.8 pounds of fat. The January production was made under very ordinary conditions and care. The February production was made with the owner purchasing $5 worth of oil meal and feeding a balanced ration to the herd. Each cow was fed strictly according- to the amount she produced for February. Herd Produces More. Due to better feeding methods the same herd with two less cows milk-' Ing produced 57.3 pounds more of butterfat, worth 517.35 with butterfat at 32 cents. The average production for the entire association was 668 pounds of milk and 24A pounds of fat with 439 cows, of which 360 were milking and 79 were dry. To obtain this production 21 members fed silage, 19 fed a legume hay, 17 fed a high protein concentrated and 23 were feeding grain. Kceler and ConnaHy High Herd. Keeler and Connally with a herd of 15 P. B. and grade Holsteins again had the high herd with an average production of 1230 pounds of ·milk and 42.1 pounds of fat. Gildner and Edel was a close second with a production of 1274 pounds milk and 41.1 pounds of fat with their herd of 14 purebred Holsteins ·of which two were dry. The 10 high herds ranging from 42.1 pounds of fat to 25.8 pounds are Keeler and Connally, Gildner and Edel, Keeler and Ford, Lloyd Stevens, Keeler and Sears, Paul C Spotts, H. L. Lewis, Glen Bishop Dave Ryan and M. T. Hendrickson ranking in the order named. " ·'£' 10,000 Horses Treated. 'County Agent Lodwick of Fayette county states that his county has treated 10,000 horses for bot flies. This is just another county that has been able to enroll a large number of farmers in the bot fly eradication movement. PULSE of the FARM By ABTHUE PICKFORD Was there ever a better March 1 for the moving Iowa farmer? The number of farmers who are moving is on the increase. A Spencer paper gives the new location of 21 farmers in two townships of that county. In Kossuth county the number of owner-operators and tenants is about equal, the latter being 1710 last year. The long time lease is bound to come if farm fertility and prosperity are to be preserved. AN OLD TIME BLIZZARD Contrast this weather with the account of a storm, 50 years ago Tiven in the Rockford Register. Beginning- Friday and lasting until rfonday morning, all business in lockford was suspended; drifts on he streets three to 10 feet deep, business was at a standstill, so i merchants took Inventories, agent of the railroad was instructed to lire all the men he could at $1.25 i day to shovel out the cuts near own, one farmer lost seven hogs, mothered and anothe found 15 boats buried and dead, funerals vere delayed but babies were born n time. FARMER STUDENTS COURSE BODE DISCUSSES TREE VARIETIES FOR BREAK USE Forester Urges Considera tion of Value of Soil in Selecting Kinds. AMES, Feb. 25. Cfj--I T Bode $?£?»*£ » , Soils into r « t « i , se j ectin S varieties trees to be used for shelterbelts Trees which afford the maximum the Minimum o mum o space should be chosen in Iowa, hi said. Evergreens best meet the re and some thai The evening schools which have een in operation for the last 10 reeks are closing, generally with a anquet and some speaking. At Forest City 185 men sat down o the tables at the high -school. Eighty-five men had attended seven Mother Is 111. LUVERNE--Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Daggy were called to their old home in Illinois, Saturday by the serious illness of her mother. DISC- / SHARPENING I will come to your farm and give you a first class job of sharpening your discs at the very reasonable charge of 15c per blade, §3 for a ten foot disc, §2.70 for a nine foot disc, other sizes - at the same rate. It will save you all the trouble of handling the disc and save you money too. You can't go wrong, you see the job before paying. Send in youe order now, giving the distance and' direction fiom town. Address card or letter to H-25 Globe-Gazette MASON CITY, IA. Farm Sale Dates Claimed Feb. 26--F. K. Beck and Wife Mason City. Fen. 26--Bidnc and Ingebretson Northwuod, Iowa, Feb. 27--R, R. Parks Estate Klester, Minn. Feb. 27--John Dehr, Thornton Iowa. Feb. 28--Clauson Estate, Clear Ijike, Iowa. March 2--.Dm Giles, Plymouth Iowa. .March o--i-etcr ,-\, uaniDy JO'CK, lown. March 5--John Paul, Clear Lake Iowa. March 7--R. L. Dixaon, Plymouth, Iowa. To Get Your Sale Date in This Column Just till out coupon and mail it to the Globe-Gazette, care of V. C. HICKS (Please Write Plainly) Name . Town .. Date of Sale. or more meetings and were given certificates. The orchestra and the boys and girls glee club entertained them. At Swea City 65 were given diplomas last Moday night and a banquet served in the school dining room to 250 members and guests. R. M. Hall of Mason City, manager of the Northern Iowa Shipping association was one of the speakers. A woman's department has been held in connection, in charge of Miss Helen Preaton, home demonstration agent of Kossuth county. On Feb. 25 the evening class at Ventura hold their last meeting when there will be a banquet in the consolidated school, at which the editor of this farm page will speak on "Getting the Most Out of Life" from the farm standpoint; At Wlnterset on Feb. 23, 1D2 re ceivecl diplomas at a banquet where the principal in the program was Francis A. Flood. The average attendance of the men was 112. The women studied child's care and food. There were 99 enrolled with an average attendance of 60. Twenty- seven men and six women attended every meeting. At Audubon the average attendance was 126, at Rippey there were 75 men enrolled with an average of 37 for the 10 meetings. There were 71 women enrolled and the average was 31 in attendance. At Olin 33 certificates were given and at Belle Plains 200 attended the last meeting and 58 received diplomas ATTEND THE SCHOOL METINGS Notwithstanding the fact that the school tax in the average distrld township or the independent sub- district, is one-third to nearly one half of the total tax, outside of special assessments, the attendance al those meetings is usually ' small This is not urging a lesser rate but a better acquaintance with the needs of the school and how the money is spent. MANY FARMS ARE SOLD Iowa land is being bought as shown by these clippings from ex changes: Virgi! Hunt, a wel known farmer living south of Iowa Falls, manifested his faith in Iowa farm land when he bought the farm of Mrs. Steve Caine for $155 an acre. This is a 160 acre farm in Ellis township and is known to older residents as the Osgood»farm. II has very good improvements. Mr Hunt will lease hia newly acquirec property for the coming year and take possession the first of March 1932. The tenant will be Paul Lehmeier for the coming year. L. J. Miller has purchased a 200 acre Page county farm near Coin for $27,000. It was bought from Ed Hulliman. The price was $135 an acre. ' AMONG THE HILLS OF WINAHESHIEK In spite of the low prices for but ter fat, many patrons of the Decorah Farmers' Ice Cave Cream,ery company received large sums for cream in 1930. Among them are: P. Gayle ................ $1,529.06 Peterson Williams ...... 1,402.25 C. D. Hexom ............. 1,374.04: E. Sivislnd ............... 1370.05 O. Goodno ............... 1,329.49 Adam Bender ............ 1.305 40 Molden Bllickson ...... 1,222.69 Earth Lincoln ....... ... 1,133 55 R. R. W. Wheatman ..... 1.119.49 BaJcken Quam .......... 1,097.69 But these -10 January checks paid by the Forest City creamery are as good. V. P. Caperspn Son ...... $249.36 Jared Nesset .............. 16S.42 A. B. Thompson ........... 163.37 E. L. TannahllJ Core ...... 153.51 J. R. Lewis ................ 133.18 Clauaon VerHoef ........ 132.68 Truman Thompson ........ 129.18 Toblason Brothers ........ 125.36 CFhris Erickson ., ........ 111.26 B. J. Tweeten ............. 103.38 » H t - P 8 ° a variety of trees may be grown any Where in the state. y ·Deciduous Trees Used. Deciduous varieties, such a s P0 par, ash, maple and mulberry; may be used, Bode said, adding that heavy plantings of such tries are necessary to insure good protection The windbreak value of these trees during winter is afforded only bv the branches, he explained. Thib means a heavy growth of hardwood trees is .needed if adequate protection is to be had. A belt of eight or 10 rows of poplar, ash, maple or mulberry trees may be used effectively but one or two rows Is enough, Bode said. If evergreens are to be planted on the inside of such a windbreak, no less than 20 feet should be left between the conifers and the hardwoods because the slower growing evergreens will be held back if planted closer. The most desirable evergreen species for eastern, southeastern and most of the southern part of Iowa are Norway spruce and white pine. In the low, wet areas not suited for pines, white cedar mav be substituted. Spruce Good in West. In northwestern and western portions of Iowa, the Black Hilla spruce, especially suited to dry atmospheres, was recommended. Oth- Jrs suitable to the region are Douglas fir, Scotch pine and western yel- ow pine. Intermixing rows of spruce with rows of pine in the shelterbelt' provides a good combination, Bode said. Pines bear their heavy foliage relatively high while spruces provide a dense growth close to the ground which tends to keep out more wind and snow if the two varieties are used in alternate rows. If only one variety of evergreens is used, the spruce is recommended. Miss Gardner Conducts Home Project Meeting; Next Lesson in March The first lesson in home project work for Cedar township, Mitchell county, was held at the home of Mrs. Andrew Hanson. It was given by Miss Gardner of Ames and carries the second years home furnishing work, including floor coverings, rugs and linoleums. Fourteen ladies wei-e present and a cafeteria lunch was served at noon. Followup meetings will bo held in the various districts. ' The next lesson is on slip povers and a number of chairs are to be covered at the March meeting at the home of Mrs. Alice Witt. The Cedar township meeting of the Farm Bureau met Feb. 17 at the home of Alvin Hodson. There were reports of various meetings and club work was discussed. Music was furnished by Mr. Ashfolt, Gaylord Lunde and Ingolf Motland and songs by the school. There was a large attendance and after lunch an hour was spent informally. W. J. Murphy Livestock and Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange for Your Fall Sale Date Now Phone 1977 Mason City, lown STATE PIG CROP WINNERS l^ff H " 5 nature ' I "ff b ° ned K° od type boar as shown in the upner left hand picture, raising the pigs in movable hoghouses on clean pasture as shown In the upper right hand picture and the use of mature sows for breeding stock and properly balanced rations enabled Earl Colville, Mahaska county farmer, to raise the hogs shown in the lower picture and win first In the Iowa pig crop contest for 1930 conducted by the extension service at Iowa State college. The hozs shown are ^ross-breds and averaged 262.8 pounds at six months of age. HIGH PRODUCING COWS LUCRATIVE 'Star Boarders" Ruin Market, Says Iowa State Extension Service. Poor producing- dairy cows are the nes which cause a surplus on the market--the good ones make the rofit, figures compiled by the dairy Extension Service at Iowa State col- ege indicate. / With butterfat prices at 35 cents pound, cows which produce 100 ounds of fat annually lose S-t a ear after the feed is paid for. No natter how many such cows are ept no profit is made. Cows which roduce 175 pounds of butterfat an- ually make a profit of 515 above' eed cost. Sixty-seven of these cows re required to produce 51,000 above eed cost, and these 67 cows would ut on the market 11,725 pounds of utterfat. On the other hand only 21 cows vith an annual production of 289 ounds would be required to pro- uce $1,000 above feed, cost and hese 24 cows would put only 6,935 ounds of butterfat on the market o make the return. Only 15 cows veragingr 400 pounds of butterfat year would be required to produce 1,000 above feed cost and they would put only 6,000 pounds of The OVERALL that put ~ -" andtheprice that makes it Q. f^fbr you to Know ' l ^ v ^"^^ M ^TM HTCnBHU **l* l ^'^i^Ea^HlHHHMHBiaBHH^H^^H Selling QUALITY PRODUCE Pays Every producer of eggs, poultry and cream is invited to call at our plant and ,. learn the merits of selling on a quality basis. Bring along your produce and let us demonstrate that quality pays. SWIFT and COMPANY 820 S. Stvlft Services Satisfies butterfat on the market, little more than half as much ag the 67 cows producing 175 pounds. One 400- pound cow is 'worth about five 173- pound cows on the basis of profit and puts less fat on the market. 200 Ask Memberships in Reload Association Many Butler county farmers are taking- advantage of the Farmers Reload association at Waverly There were about 200 signers from Butler county who have made application for membership. W. S. Austin of Dumont shipped a carload thru this association last Saturday. Those shipping: from the Great Western points can use this association with no extra freight as the association stands this from their own shipping point. Anyone interested in this association may obtain information from Tom Elwood. Twenty-three carloads of livestock were shipped a week ago. OAT CROP TAKES AWAY NITROGEh M e t h o d of Replacemen Must Be Adopted, Declares H. R. Meldrum. AMES, Feb. 25.--A 50-bushel oa crop removes 48.5 pounds of nltro gen, 8 pounds of potassium fron the soil. A 30 bushel wheat cro removes 57.6 pounds of nitroger 9.6 pounds of phosphorus and 34 pounds of pqtassium, while a £ bushel barley crop takes from th soil 32.5 pounds of nitrogen, pounds of phosphorus and 18. pounds of potassium, according t H. R. Meldrum, assistant in co-op erative field experiments at low State college. These figures make it eviden that some means of replacing thi plant food must be · employed i order to maintain soil fertility, Me drum says. Barnyard manure green manures, crop residues an fertilizers are the chief sources o plant food. Phosphate fertilizers generall BABY CHICKS and Custom Hatching PHONE 1339 PEERLESS HATCHERY 404 S. Federal Mason City FOR SALE Purebred Aberdeen Angus Bulls 9 months to 2 years old C. M. Schumacher Phone 1010, Thornton, la. BABY CHICKS MORGAIN CHICK STARTER MASH MORGAIN CHICK FEEDS For the undeveloped digestive system of the baby chick Mor-Gain Chick Feed is ideal for the first few feeda to the chicks. Mor-Gain Chick Starter Mash furnishes all highly digestible ingredients that will keep death losses down and promote fast growth. Ask your feed dealer for Mor-Gain. Manufactured by Northwestern Distributing Co., Inc. ·136 2nd St. N. E. Mason City, Iowa Phones 3G1 or 3G2 special for do!Sar ONLY! 15 CHICKS FREE WITH EVERY 100 ORDERED THURSDAY, FEB. 26 Iowa Standard Accredited Chicks WE WILL DELIVER THE CHICKS WHEN YOU WANT THEM THE PEERLESS HATCHERY CO. 404 South Federal Ave. Phone 1339 show an increase in yield on all small grain crops in most sections of Iowa and an increase in the quality of the grain Is usually evident where phosphate fertilizer has been used, according to the data got in the 1930 co-operative experiments. Phosphate fertilizers also tend to increase root growth, to increase leaf and stem development, to hasten maturity and to Improve the feeding value of small grains. A fertilizer containing nitrogen may be of value in increasing the protein content of small grains. A small grain crop affords a good place to start a fertilizer test, saya Meldnim, because the one application serves for both the small grain crop and for the legume crop which should follow. Some one should arrange a joint debate between the Wickersham commission individually arid the Wickersham committee collevtive- ly.--Wichita Eagle. BUY BABY CHICKS from perfectly culled and blood-tested flocks. S. C. White Leg- ?£K» S U - F' Brown Leghorns, 57 per hundred. Barred Rocks, White Hooks, S. C. Rhode Island Reds, White Wyandottes, Butt Orpingtons, Buff Rocks, $9 per hundred. Our first hatch will bo oil March 10, 1931. Our hatches come off on Tuesday and Friday of each week. Only a small deposit of 51.00 per hundred will be required of each order. These prices good on orders booked before March 10. ,, WELPS HATCHERY BANCROFT, IOWA. FREE CHICKS! Dollar Day Special 100 Chicks FREE With Every 500 Ordered on Dollar Day. 15 Chicks FREE With Every 100 Ordered. Chicks delivered when you want them. Our Chicks are from triple blood tested stock and must live' two weeks or be replaced at i/ price. 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Bellevo me It anyone wantB to know about the economy of operatlnR a. 'Caterpillar or tho work that It can do, I'll be more than glad to tell them of ray experiences. From the few hours of outside work I did for my nelEh- hprs, I earned enough to pay for an or my opnralinR expenses BO far and made a profit besides." Shirley I. Fhelps, Straivbeny Point, Iowa TUHE IN! , Kvery tnomrnr. except Sunday, Radio Station WI*S of Chicago carrl PI n "CnlerpUlnr" program httfnnlnr at 6:40 a. m. A real farm broadcast. //^"CATERPILLAR'S" wide, non-slipping tracks have def\_^ iriit e advantages for the row-crop farmer. Here are strong tracks that whip late springs and soft, boggy spots. Sure tracks that make their own footing. Dependable tracks that glide in a beeline over any field and alwavs give power to spare at the drawbar. This year, profit by the experiences of Farmer Shirley D

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