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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1937
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 11 H 1937 THREE PROGRESS OF KANAWHA EXPERIMENTAL STATION SHOWN FARMERS GAVE HELP TO PLAN Benefits of Co-Operative Enterprise in Crops Outlined. AMES--From a tiny spot on a sugar beet leaf grew one of the largest and most unusual co-operative agricultural projects in losva and in the nation. A few years ago there was a serious epidemic of leal spot in sugar beets in Northern Iowa and particularly in the German. Scandinavian community near Kanawha. The farmers in that district needed advice and help. They turned to Iowa State college. The ancient practices adopted Irom their European forbears had been sufficient for a while. The Germans and Scandinavians had settled and developed a prosperous community. With the same spirit of progress of their ancestors, they appealed to the college. Bought 80 Acres n! Land. The colege was anvious to help, but had no place to conduct experiments. A short time before, the college had been experimenting with sugar beets at a commercial company at Mason City, but had been forced to leave since new equipment erected by the company had taken all the land available for experimentation. But the farmers in the Kanawha community felt that the college could help them. They wanted that help. So the farmers, businessmen, lawyers and professional people in Kanawha. Brill, Garner and surrounding commun- i t y bought shares of stock ranging from S5 to S100 in an organization 1o be known as the Northern Iowa Agricultural Experimental association. With the proceeds from sale of stock, they bought 80 acres of land for SlfiO an acre on the outskirts of Kanawha, a town ot 600 population. Would Take Chance. Said the college to the farmers: We'll do research, but remember, it's a trial and error business and sometimes we may be disappointed. Said the farmers to the college officials: We'll take that chance. Thus in May, 1931, the project was officially started/ The farmers erected a laboratory, a machine shed and a granary on the grounds and turned the land over to Iowa State college for experimentation and research. . New Planting- Used. ;The college experts turned their atteritiqbiJiVirhmediately t h e stricken'v'sugar~ beets, i Sugar beet raising, was a tedious task. First the seed was drilled in and Mexican hand labor was employed to thin the beets out to blocks about 12 inches apart. This thinning process was a long laborious task. From work previously done, it was known lhal leaf spot, was caused by a fungus growth in damp weather. The old practice of drilling the beets in was discontinued and the agricultural engineers introduced a check row planter. The beets were planted 2(] inches apart and the rows 2C inches apart and cross plowed with a cultivator. This took the sling out o£ leaf spot and also removed the great amount of foreign labor required under the old practice. ' The methods developed on the experimental farm were adopted by the farrhers.- Othcr Crops Studied. The leaf spot problem had been nllieviated, but the work on the farm moved forward into othei fields. Research continued. Oats which had been developed at the college were raised and seeds were distributed at cost to the farmers A small grain nursery was pul in for experimentation with grain in the northern part of the state Corn, forage crops, and potatoes came in for a share ot attention. The college extension service entered into a spirit of co-operation and the farm became known as a service center. Every spring at the annual stockholders' meeting, 300 farmers attend a schoo which is; given at the same time E c o n o m i s t s , dairy specialists agronomists and experts in other agricultural lines are there to present the new developments in their fields. New Building F.rectcd. This fall erection of a service building to be used in the testing of seeds was begun and is almos completed. Equipment will be installed for cleaning and heating the grain. In 1932 one acre of hybrid scec corn was planted. It was such a success that last year the farm an nexed 50 more acres and a lota of 60 acres was planted in hybrid seed corn. This corn is sold to th farmers at nearly cost, which net; a considerable saving to the farm er. Some members have saved the price 'of membership through this reduction in seed corn price. Last .year 13 tons of sugar bee seed, almost three-fourths of thi beet seed planted in Iowa, wa treated and distributed by thi farm. : The membership of the associa tion now totals nearly 500. These enterprising farmers take an ac live interest in this project, ii which they fee! a definite owner ship. On a Sunday during grow ing season, they .may be seen ou looking over the fields. During thi week they often drop out to thi farm to talk over with the super intendent the new developments. Visitor From DCS IMoincs. LATIMErt--Alvin Carlson, stu dent at DCS Moines, visited hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carl son. - :-: HERE 'AND THERE :-: Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Home From Rochester. BUFFALO CENTER -- Epko Vinter came home from Roches- er, Minn., Monday where he had n with Mrs. Winter who is ill n the hospital'there. Were in Chicago. SEXTON--Arthur Olson and ·lollis Benschoetter are spending his week at Chicago. Richard Vliller is doing chores at the Olon home. Visits in Chicago. CALMAR--Albert Shindelar Jr. eft for Chicago to spend a few :nys visiting relatives. Daughter Is Born. TITONKA A daughter, 8 icunds was born to Mr. and Mrs. nan C. Tjarks, Titonkn, named Horiann. This is the first child in Herman C. Tjarks, Titonka, named Hostess to Circle. MANLY--Mrs. Ole Knutson and vlrs. Charlie Schinclele entertained he Naomi circle at the I. O. O. F. hall Tuesday afternoon. Ill at Home. ROCKWELL--G. W. Canneff is still confined to his home by illness with little improvement in iis condition. 51,774 Sent Flood Area. NEW HAMPTON--Chickasaw county has sent more than five inies its quota to the Red Cross iccording to Mrs. C. D. Gleason, New Hampton, treasurer. So far total of 1,774.21 has been sent in. Submits to Operation. STACYV1LLE--Ronald Halbach was taken to the Nissen hospital at Osage Tuesday morning, where he had an operation for rupture. His condition is favorable. Honored on Anniversary. CALMAR--Friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Jo- ;oph Bron on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. A fi:30 din- icr was served after which the evening was spent in playing cards "with high score s going to eorge Brorn and low score to Mrs. Len Schlewein. Return From California. LAKE MILLS--Mr. · and Mrs. Earl Gustason and children rc- lurned Wednesday from California where they have visited since Christmas. Anniversary Is Observed. NORA SPRINGS--Mr. and Mrs. Wihner Fingalsen celebrated theii silver wedding anniversary with about 45 partaking of the dinner. Daughter Ts Born. NORA SPRINGS--Word was received by Mrs. Genevieve Jones of a daughter born to Attorney and Mrs. Clyde Level. She was named Phyllis Ann. This is the third child the two older ones being boys. Taken to Hospital. ALTA VISTA--Nick Nosbisch town marshal, suffered an acute attack ot appendicitis Wednesday and was taken to the New Hampton hospital for an operation. Home From Iowa City. DUMONT--Miss Emma Noelting, 55, who has been a patient the Hampton hospital the past week, was taken to the hospital a Iowa City Tuesday by her brother Dave Noelting and niece, and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Dennis, for a special examination They all returned home that evening. S43G Sent Flnod Sufferers. FREDERICKSBURG--The locn Red Cross chapler has sent $435 and eleven boxes of clothing am bedding weighing 475 pounds to flood relief headquarters. Arc Parents of Son. RUDD--A son was born Tuesday morning, to Mr., and Mrs Lyle Kuhlemcior, -northeast o Rudd, · Home From Hospital. ROCK FALLS--Georfie Voae returned tn his home from Hi Park hospital where he is recovering from a fractured skull. Dcclam Winners Named. ROCKFORD--The high schoo declamatory contest was held in the high school assembly room Monday evening with in contest ants entered. Mary Ruggtes placet first, Charlotte Ellertson second ii dramatic, Tom Vala was the onl.% entry in the oratorical division an Mary Clare Unger placed first an Marlys Wilson second in humor ous divisipn. Winners of first wil compete with Marble Rock, Nnn Springs and Rudd in Ihe first stnti series class A to be held in Rnck forri Feb. 22. The winners of second will go to Nora Springs Ii compete in the county sectiona contest Feb. 15. Miss R u t h Wag ner is coach. Ill IVilh Scarlet Fcvor. ROWAN--Two more cases n scarls'. fever have been rcportci this week in the Dean Fit?, and Ih Will Ritleff home. Called to Texas. ROCKWELL--The Rev. W. F Mueller, local pastor of the Lu Iheran church, has been called t Nordheim, Texas, by the continue serious illness of his mother. Returns From Griiincll. R O C K W E L L -- D r . Herbei Marsh, pastor of the Congrcga tional church, returned from Ih ministerial association which me at Grinnell. Guest Day Held. RUDD--The American Legio: Auxiliary held its first guest da at the Dr. H. A. Dockstadcr horn Wednesday afternoon. A covere dish luncheon was served followc by community singing conclude by Mrs. Charles Cords. Mrs. Ina Pfab of Charles Cily, county chair man, talked on A u x i l i a r y activi ties. Music was furnished by th Misses Lola Stalker, Viola Schusla and Milly Jean Cords. r Know Your State A Daily Fact About loway The internal revenue bureau re- orted it collected $1,147,861 from owa in liquor taxes during 1936, 5353,543 increase over 1935. Called to Denver. SHEFFIELD--Ross Harris went o Denver, Col., Wednesday called nere by the death of his mother. Arc Parents of Son. GORDONSVILLE, Minn.--Mr. nd Mrs. J. C. Kalslad received vord that their son and wife, Mr. nd Mrs. John Kalslad of Interim- ional Falls are the parents- of a on. This is the first child in the amily. Home From DCS Mnines. LELAND--Mrs. W. H. Jacobs eturned home from Des Moines Vednesday afternoon. She has een in Des Moinos since Monday norning attending the Women's federation of the Farm Bureau :onvcntion. 100 Pennies Taken. NEW HAMPTON -- Entrance vas forced into the Shell Petroleum company station on Linn ave- lue and Spring street here. One lundred pennies and four pack- ges of cigarets were taken. Condition Still Serious. ROCKWELL--Edward Murphy, vho was seriously injured in an mto accident near Clear Lake Sunday night, has been taken rom the hospital to his home in Rockwell, where his condition is reported as still serious. Takes Stock lo DCS i\Ioincs. TITONKA -- W. A. Sen ram drove to Des Moines Wednesday vith two truckloads of livestock. Since the town has no train service, because the branch line is snowbound, it is necessary to ruck livestock out. Some business houses have gone to Garner lo ;et freight consigned to them. Submits to Operation. ROWAN--Mrs. Hanna Whilten, Dast 70 years of age, was taken to :he Methodist hospital in Des Vtoines and underwent a serious operation. She is reported recovering. Arrive From Sioux Falls. BUFFALO CENTER -- Mrs. Effie Helgeson of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., arrived Tuesday for a visit with Miss Rose Dorenbush and other friends. Leave for California. COULTER-- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Madson accompanied by their daughter, Virginia Madson, and Mrs. II. C. Skow of Hampton left by the southern route for a their daughter, Mrs, visit Carl Almgren, at San Mateo, Cal., and relatives at Oakland, Pomona and at Eugene, Ore., and Brush, Colo. Will Operate Station. GARNER-- Earl Benson of Clarn has leased the Royal 400 ser- ice station from Mrs. E. H. Arold on highway 18. He and Mrs. ~enson will move here this week. Ie plans to re-open the station 'ithin a few days. Sells Beauty Shop. LATIMER-- Flora Clayton, pro- riolor of the Modern Beauty 'ook, has sold out lo Evelyn leyer. Miss Meyer took posses- on Monday and the shop will e known as "The Primp Shop." liss Clayton left for Des Moines aturday where she plans to tra- el for a cosmetic company. P. T. A. Program Given. TITONKA-- The local P. T. A let in regular monthly session al he high school auditorium Monay evening. Following commun- iy singing and business, the pro:ram given consisted of folk ;ames by the first grade. Selec- ions by the r h y t h m band, the riinuel dance by the fourth and itth grades, a talk on "Character Education" by Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe, ollowed by a Founders day pro;ram commemorating the fortieth nniversnry of the P. T. A. Mrs. Roy Budlnng gave the "Backward Look" and Mrs. ,). F. Fisher, irosidcnl, Ihe "Forward Lnnk." Aldinger Funeral to Be Held on Thursday ACKLEY--Funeral services foi John Aldinger, 69, who died at his home seven miles northwest o A c k l e y M o n d a y , following a week's illness of pneumonia, wil be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Thursday al the home by the Rev. Ernest Seybold, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church at Ackley. Interment will be in the Oakwooc cemetery in Ackley beside his wife, who died April 29, 1!!30. Mr. Aldinger was born June 2 1867, in Fellbach, Germany, and came lo America in August, 1800 On Feb. 21, 1895, he was married to Phillipine Sailor and soon aftei their marriage located on the farn which had since been home. O the ten children born to them seven survive: Herman, Christ Paul, Ernest, Mrs. August Grafc Mrs. F.ilert Muller and Miss Amelia Aldinger, all of Ackley. There are also four grandchildren, one sislcr, Mrs. Phillipin Sessler of Sioux Falls, S. Dak. two brothers, Jacob Aldinger Rowcn, G. H. Aldinger ot Geneva A cousin, Paul Aldinger, has been making his home with the familj for many years past. 30 Pastors Attend Luther Conference DECORAH--About 30 Lulhcran pastors assembled at Luther col legc to attend the American Pas tors conference. These meeting; are held at various intervals dur ing the year by the Lutheran ministers residing in the vicinity o Dccorah lo discuss certain matter and problems connected with thci work. One of the visitors, the Rev. F Voelker of Oelwein, delivered tl- chapel address Monday morning His subject was "The Spirit of Ou Forefathers." He described thci many hardships and urged tli students to emulate the fortitudi of their ancestors. Lowry, Physician at Fort Dodge, Is Deac FORT DODGE, (/P)--Dr. J. D Lowry, Fort Dodge physician, did Wednesday after nn illness of Iw days with pneumonia. He was graduate of the Slate Universjt of Iowa and while there was cap tain of the university baseba team. He also served two terms a a member of the state board o health. Buys Trucking Business. EAGLE GROVE--John Prehm local trucker, has bought out I trucking business of J. H. Winte and Son. Robert Winter, the son has been located in California to some time, and his father has foi lowed with his family, after dis posing of his farm property cas of Eagle Grove. Mrs. Reynolds Hurled. EAGLE GROVE--Mrs. Lorctl H\v"okls. wiflnw. 70. died Mnnrln at the residence of her son Eagle Grove, Funeral service were held Wednesday in charge o the Rev. A. S. Kilboum of th Congregational church. SHORT COURSE WILL BE HELD Rural Young Persons to Gather at Spirit Lake February 15. SPIRIT LAKE, ' (UP) -- The Dickinson county rural young people's club will sponsor a short course for all rural young people of northwest Iowa here Feb. 15 to Feb.' IB, inclusive, it has been announced. Earl N. Schultz of Iowa Slate college, state leader of rural young people's organizations, will direct the course, the first to be held in this section. Instructors will include specialists from the extension service, Harry Linn of the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders' association, and Miss Selma Ekquist, home demonstration agent of Dickinson and Clay counties. There will be three courses each for men and women and two [or both combined. Subjects will include feeding and management ot horses, hybrid corn production, farm shop work, buying of drugs and cosmetics, social etiquet, buying of household necessities, wild life conservation and recreational training. Earl Schmidt, Spirit Lake, president of the Dickinson county club has announced a theater party foi Monday night and a uanquel Wednesday night. Arm Severed Above Elbow by Buzz Saw ARNOLDS PARK, (ff)--Charles Sw'arner's left arm was severed above the elbow by a buzz saw Wednesday when he slipped on a loose board in a garage and fell into the saw. Physicians reported Swarner taken lo a Spencer hospital, is in a serious condition. Ancient Keelef Home Burns This old building:. In the vanishing- town of Bristol, two miles cast of Lake Mills, birthplace of Freri, Burr and Harry Kcelcr, was recently destroyed by fire. Tlie house, which at (he time of the fire was nwncrt by Mrs. S. Brackey, had been a landmark for 10 years. The house was built by Dr. .lames Kcclnr, Rrandfathcr nf the present generation of Kcelers. It was'the home of the Kcelcr family for many years and was once considered for a temporary courthouse when Brlsloi was In the race for county scat of Worth county. 300 at Ball Held by Firemen at Garner GARNER--More than 300 attended the twenly-first annual masquerade ball sponsored by the Garner firemen at the Garner opera house Monday night with a large representation from Belmond,, Clear Lake, Gdodell and Klcmme. First prize for the best costumes went to Miss Ginger Waller and Gregg Arnold, both ot Garner, wearing Indian dress. The next prize was given to Esther Jacobson and Myrum Jacobson, both ot Clear Lake. Hazel Huber, Clear Lake, and Russell Meineckc, Garner, were awarded first for the most comic costumes. Approxi- malely $1(55 was cleared. Cochairman for Ihe committee in charge were R. E. Nesbil, Dave Smith and Erick Clark, who pro- claimed Ihe affair one of Ihe most succcsful ever held. Garner merchants made liberal donations foi the prize awards. F1CHTEL DIES AT ALTA VISTA Businessman for 44 Years to Be Buried After Riles Friday. ALTA VISTA--Peter B. Fisch- tel, 75, one of Alia Vista's oldest residents, died Wednesday morning at his home. Until he retired as manager of the Altn Vista Lumber and coal company in .Tune o£ last year, Mr. Fichtel had been !n business here for more than 44 years. During this time he played an active part in the civic progress of the town. Advanced age and illness making his retirement necessary at that time was a contributing factor in his death. Funeral services will be held in the Zion Lutheran church here Friday afternoon and all places oC business will be closed for the funeral. Mr. Fichtel is survived by his widow and one son, Harry. H, Fichtel, present manager of the local lumber company. IIQs N. 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"The Voice of Experience" verifies the wisdom of this preference, and so do other leading artists of the radio, stage, screen and opera. Their voices are their fortunes. That's why so many of them smoke Luckies. You, too, can have the throat protection of Luckies-- a light smoke, free of certain harsh irritants removed by the exclusive process "It's Toasted". Luckies are gentle on the throat. THE FINEST TOBACCOS- 1 THE CREAM OF THE CROP" A Light Smoke "It's Toasted"-Your Throat Protection AGAINST IRRITATION-AGAINST COUGH l'"lTrrahl 19If, TVn

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