The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 11, 1944 · Page 25
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

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 , 1 9 4 4 13 Farmers Want to Get Rid of Grubs Representatives of Iowa's livestock industry recognize cattle Srub as one of Hie important enemies of grentcv production. That was shown recently following conclusion of organizational meetings of the statewide livestock and feed conservation program in Iowa's 39 counties, according to C. W. McDonald, Iowa State college extension livestockman. Elimination of cattle grub from dairy and beef animnfe found a place on a majority of the county programs which were drawn up by farmers, feed dealers, veterinarians, bankers and others co-operating with the county extension offices antl the Iowa State college extension service in the program. In many counties, 4-11 club members will make special effort to give demonstrations on cattle grub control and other conservation topics before groups HEALTHIEST IN U. S.--These 4 boys and girls were chosen from among state champions at the 22nd national 4-H congress in Chicago. Left to right ai-c John Weis, 18, St. Cloud, Minn.; Uena Garner, \7, O/.ark, Ala.; Delmer Couch, 17, Eagletown, Okla., and Virginia Nelson, 18. North Plattc, Nebr. Warns to Watch for Work of Termites Termites usually are thought of as a pest,found in the south. Actually, 'according to Harold Gnnderson, Iowa State college extension entomologist, the insects probably are . in every county in Iowa. Heated homes · are favorite working spots for termites. Although their tunneling through the wood beams and other parts does not mean that the house will collapse,, it may mean that costly repairs must be made. Termites found in Iowa are of ·the type which must maintain contact with the soil, says Gun- ·derson. They build earth tubes that reach from the ground to ·the wooden parts of the house, on the basement walls. - Presence of these tubes, or .breakage of · some part of the framework of the house, indicates termites- They may be poisoned with load arsenate mixed with the soil for a distance of several feet around the house. The tubes , should be, broken, and wood that has been pressure treated with creosote should be used to replace parts which have been hollowed out. .ise the vaccine on mature animals, veterinarians at Iowa State college say. VACCINATE EARLY ' Vaccination has proved a valuable means of raising the resistance of calves - to Bang's disease. It should .be done before the calves reach the age oi puberty. It. is not advisable -to ot farmers in sale barns and many other farmer meetings. Special attention also svill he given in the counties to elimination of internal parasites in sheep, elimination of losses o£ little piys, control "of poultry diseases and parasites, and control of sucli diseases as Bang's disease in cattle, mastitis of dairy cattle and hog cholera. With organization completed in practically all counties, it is expected that the full program can be outlined soon in each county, McDonald says. He emphasizes the need for co-operation of all farmers in control o£ the diseases and other livestock hazards, since neglect on Jhe one farm may cancel the efforts o£ half a dozen neighbors. Probably the most important job iu winterizing the tractor is the change of oil from a summer to a winter grade. This means changing oil in the transmission and belt pulley gears as well as the crnnkcaso. MINERALIZED TANKAGE Order Green Top Tankage From MASON CITY RENDERING CO. WE B U Y . . . RAGS METAL TIRES TUBES PAPER MAGAZINES SCRAP IRON ,. WE SEIaU · · · Used Pipe, Angle Iron and Channel -Iron. Carl Stein Ftwne «· lit Cth S. W. Complete Optical Service p^-- . ,iffl®K!S BETTER VISION-MORE COMFORT Our complete eyesight service assures you of accurate examination and the correct fitting of glasses if you need them. Your eye comfort will come from the relief your glosses will give you, and too, you moty be sure of finding the most modern styles in smart eyewear when you visit us. Come in for a complete check-up soon. M A C E S S m i t h Opt c a l C o m p a n y -- 2 1 E a s t S t o t , - Today ... You Must KNOW That Its Beauty Will Last and they're priced for our Fur Event : BUY WITH COMPLETE CONFIDENCE NOW During-This Traditional Fur Selling Event. When You Buy a Marshall Swift Fur'Coat You May Rest Assured That "ITS BEAUTY WILL LAST." COME IN--SEE OUR HOST "OF STYLES--and you can count on the fur coat you buy here, with reasonable care, will give you long satisfactory service. Lapin ~ Coney Northern Seal Mendoza India Kids Bombay Lamb Caracul Opossum Skunk Air-Conditioned 70° For Your Comfort k Krimmer Sides t Persian-Sides · Persian Paws (Grey or Black) » Grey Squirrel Paw · Racoon · Silver Fox Paw · Oriental Mink Chevron ' - Convenient^ Payment Plan Ariana Oiler Hudson Seal Alaska Seal American Mink Head American Mink Sides American Mink Paw American Mink Tail Sable Mink American Musk rat .MarskallS\tfift.|. , 1 C L E A N E R / - F U R R I E R / I L A U N D E R E R / -- PHONE 789 Open Evenings By Appointment

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