The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 11, 1944 · Page 15
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 11, 1944
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F A R M , J a n u a r y , . . . . . . . | ) t I, i , ,, i i i j w o v " won by Model 8, Purdue university's Duroc Jersey, at Chicago Fat Stock show. Guard Against Moths, Mice in Like Way "Moth flakes" or Hake naphthalene have a double action in protecting clothes and furniture. Moths are killed by the fumes, if sufficiently concentrated, and' mice' avoid the flakes because they dislike the odor. Harold Gunderson, extension entomologist at Iowa State college, points out that wool and fur are safe from moths if stored in tightly sealed trunks, chests or closets with plenty o£ flakes to fumigate the interior. E v e n though a few Hakes scattered in open closets or bureau drawers give off plenty of odor, they will not disturb moths. The vapor must Ke confined if it is to kill t h e m . Paradichlarobenzine is more toxic than naphthalene and should be used in preference to it if cost is not a consideration. Mice, however, have a keen sense of smell and object to the "mothball 'smell." Flakes scattered over and around stored mattresses, upholstered furniture, clothes, books and bags of seed' are cheap Insurance against mice. Hens Need Plenty of Water to Make Eggs The heavy laying poultry flock should have 6 or 7 gallons of water per 100 birds daily if maximum egg production is to be maintained. This is the opinion ot W. R. Whilfield, extension poultry specialist, who points out that water consumption is just as important as feed in winter egg production A {lock ot 100 birds can sub- sist on 3% gallons' ot water a day, but it will lay few eggs. A hen must take at least 50 to 60 "drinks" before she goes to roost in the evening if she is to lay the next day, according to Whitlield. Convenient watering devices should be provided to keep water consumption at a high level during the winter months Houses which are sufficiently warm to prevent freezing are the most efficient in obtaining maximum production. In other houses it may be necessary to provide insulated waterers J.M. ROBERTSON Pure Bred and Livestock Auctioneer 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE Pho " e 2019 Mason City, lowo Many Tree Varieties Will Make Good Posts Woods not commonly used for fence posts in Iowa, such as catalpa, black oak, hickory, ash, maple, elm and cottonwood, will give satisfactory service for many years if they are first treated with a preservative. Even the woods with considerable natural durability will last much longer if treated. The hot-and-cold bath open tank process, using coal-tar creosote or a creosote mixture is the most thorough treatment practical for farms, according to Odell Julander, Iowa State college extensio nforester. Well- seasoned posts are treated for one or more hours in the preservative at a temperature of 180 to 220 degrees F. They are then quickly transferred to a tank of preservative having a temperature of about 100 degrees and are left there for another hour or more. When the heated wood is plunged into the cool oil, the air and moisture in the wood contract and draw in the oil. Penetration of 'A to % inch, measured by boring a small' hole at the point where the ground line will be, should give good results. This hole should later be tightly plugged with a creosoted plug before the post is set. Give Go Ahead Sign for Farm Equipment Thousands of hours of work were saved farm machinery manufacturers and the war production board with the elimination of the 2nd quarterly material quota applications by the Washington WPB office which has announced that allotments will be on a 100 per cent production basis, according to word received by Walter E. Muir, manager of the Des Moincs WPB office. "Full speed ahead on the farm machinery production program will be aided by a reduction in paper work which lias been necessary heretofore," Mr. Muir said. Manufacturers were notified oE-the change by telegram from Washington. SELL US YOUR HIDES FUR Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 I I I 6th S. W. TIRES We have B. F. Goodrich SHvertown Tlrra in stock... the synthetic tire with 3 years "extra" experience behind U. Available in there tizei: 6.0Oxl6 5.25/5.50x17 7.00x15 5.25/5.50x18 6.25/6.50 x 16 4.75/5.00 x 19 7.00x16 4.40/4.50x21 TIRE INFORMATION HEADQUARTERS B. F. GOODRICH SILVERTOWN STORES 119 North Federal Ave. - Phone 3500 THIS YEAR . . . GET ACQUAINTED WITH DECKER'S LIVESTOCK BUYERS Know what your stock will bring before it leaves the farm WALTER B. RAE IN CHARGE OF HOG BUYING DECKER'S "YOUR LOCAL L I V E S T O C K MARKET" ·I

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