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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 18 1936 SEVENTEEN Better Social Life . . . Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS (THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD) B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads HEAVY SUPPLIES EXPECT TO PUSH EGG PRICE DOWN Receipts of Poultry Have . Been Running Light, Say Ames Experts. AMES--Egg prices are likely to decline more than seasonally during the next few months under the influence of large supplies. Iowa State college extension economists asserted Wednesday. Consumer demand is improving and is a large factor working the other way on egg prices, but it probably will not be strong enough to present what promises to be a good bumping for the egg market, the economists said. Reaction Later. "The reaction on chicken prices will come later," said the economists, "probably in the late summer when the process of liquidating unprofitable birds again begins. "Up until the extreme cold weather in Iowa, egg production had been 'running heavy. The average number of eggs laid a hen had been on a high level, generally in excess of the 5-year average. "Rccipts of poultry had been running light, indicating a tendency of farmers to hold larger numbers of pullets and hens in flocks than usual. Relation Not Favorable. "Marketings of poultry picked up, however, just prior to the cold- spell. This may have been due to the favorable, prices for chickens and the relatively less favorable egg prices. Egg prices had declined during the past several months and the relationship between feed and egg prices was not as favorable as it had been. "The number of laying birds in farm flocks was less on Feb. 1 than it was on Jan. 1. In spite of these indications of some liquidation of flocks,' the best information available still points toward a considerable expansion in egg production during the next few months--an expansion much greater than occurred last year. SALE DATES CLAIMED! Each Wednesday on the Farm Page, the Globe-Gazette \vill print a list of "Sale Dates Claimed." H you are planning a sale, you are invited to use this Free Service. Simply send your name, and the time and place of your sale to the Globe- Gazette, attention V. C. Hicks. March 19--Public Auction Sale, 11 a. m., Lund Sales Stables, east edge of Mason City. March 19--Lovestock Sale, 13 noon, Garner Sales Co., Garner, Iowa. March 30--Public Auction Sale, Clear Lake Sales Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. March 20--Horse Sale, 10 a. m.,, Oswald Strand, Manly, Iowa. March 20--Closing Out Sale, 12:30 p. m., J. D. Campbell, 2 miles south and l'/j miles east of Rockwell. March 21--Livestock Auction, Man-el Sales Co., Webster Ciry, Iowa. March 21--Closing Out Sale, 12 noon, Lillebo Bros., 1 mile cast and 2 miles north of Manly. March 21--John Deere Auction Sale of Farm Machinery, 1 p. m., Cerro Gordo Implement Co. March 24--Horse and Mule Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa, March 24--Iowa quality Hoi- stein Sale, 11 a. m., Dairy Cattle Congress grounds, Waterloo, Iowa, March 25--Horse and Cattle Sale, 11:30 a. m., W. J. Murphy S a l e s Corporation, Charles City, Iowa. IMPLEMENT FIRM PLANS MEETING Farm Gathering Postponed From February to Be Held Friday. The Cerro Gordo Implement company, 115 Eighth street southeast, local farm equipment dealer, will hold a meeting for the farmers of this vicinity at the armory at 10:30 Friday morning. The meeting was postponed from February because of weather conditions. A new talking motion picture. "Sheppard and Son," will be shown at the meeting. Representatives of the John Deere organization will aid the local company in the presentation of the picture. The picture is a continuation of the story of Mr. Sheppard and his son Dick, who made such a hit last year. A feature of the picture is the trip through the ten great John Deere factories and shows how modern agricultural implements are made .The picture also takes the spectator out into the fields to see how each of these machines operate and what it will do. On the same program will also be a picture, "Murphy Delivers the Goods," a service picture which shows how to .get the most from a John Deere tractor, with animated drawings of the working of the motor and cooling system. This picture is declared to be decidedly worth while, and suggests many helpful hints in adding to the economy and satisfaction to be derived from a tractor. An auction sale of used and some new farm machinery will be held Saturday at the Cerro Gordo Implement company store. " I T S E E M S T O M E " A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views *of Representative North Iowa Farmers and Farm Wives on Important Economic and Governmental Questions of the Day Highest Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL WOLF BROS. See Quotation Market Page Murphy AUCTIONEER Phone 1324' Charles City, Iowa NOTICE TO FARMERS Sets New We have started our 'Standards^ hatchery. We do Brooding Results custom hatching. CHICKS, FEED and Equipment of ail kinds. Write or phone your orders to Clear Lake Hatchery. H. W. HAYES SONS CLEAR LAKE, IOWA IOWA QUALITY HOLSTEIN SALE Dairy Cattle Congress Grounds, Waterloo, lower, Tuesday, March 24, at 11:00 A. M. 55 Foundation Animals; 10 Bulls ready for service; 45 Females. Heavy springers and fresh cows, several choice yearlings, and calves of club age. All animals have been inspected and selected by a committee of reliable breeders, everyone guaranteed. Seed stock of the best blood lines with high production records and superior type. Tested for T. B. and Bang's disease. Sale under the direction of the iowa Holstein Breeders Association Geo. A. Merk, State Sec'y-, 'owa Foils, Iowa Tell me about your early life. I was born on a farm in Ohio and came to Iowa at an early age. Practically all my life has ben spent on farms in Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties. I attended the public schools in Franklin county and a few terms at the Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls. I taught for several years in Franklin county and a few years after coming to Cerro Gordo county. What do yon enjoy in country life? Having been reared in the country, it is not strange that I have no liking for city life. On I enjoy the freedom one does not have in town, without encroaching upon a neighbor's rights. I enjoy nature in all its forms, the farm animals that one learns to love and I appreciate good pure water, direct from mother earth, without its having to be purified or measured by a meter. Are there disadvantages in l i v - ing on a much travelled, paved road ? While one wishes to be accommodating at all times, there are disadvantages in living on a much traveled, paved road. It is not always pleasant to be called from your work to get gas for someone who has just left town and then suddenly finds he has no money or perhaps nothing less than k a twenty dollar bill which you can not change, and then out of gratitude, he forgets to return the oil can. Of course this is not true in all cases, but I have some gasoline money that will always be coming to me. As you observe the auto traffic going by, is the spe.ed careful, fast or dangerous? Do you lose chickens and stock by being run over? There are some careful drivers, but much fast, dangerous driving; and there have been far too many accidents near our home. Yes, we do lose chickens on the highway. When they have the run of the farm, they will wander onto the pavement and some drivers do not try to avoid them. Fortunately our pascture is not across the highway. How long have you been in 4-H work ? Do you see any improvement in young folks in the last 10 years? I have been in 4-H work nine years. I believe the young folks can not help but improve in many ways as the good thoughts brought to us from the extension department are passed on to them. The girls are learning to appreciate good health as they study the factors necessary for health through nutrition, proper clothing and personal grooming. They are learning to appreciate good music and art; how to furnish their homes attractively and economically, and how to do the work in the home in such an efficient way that time may be had for helpful, pleasant recreation. They are learning self confidence. You seldom hear a 4-H girl say "I can't" when given a part in the work. I some times think that our work would be more .thorough if it could be simplified somewhat. Do the ones at the head of the work realize how much they are expecting of the girls and leaders where the work is entirely additional to their already busy, normal life? In the home demonstration ivork, are the topics practical and do they appeal to the average farm woman ? Most of the work is practical; hut all lessons 3o not appeal to all women in the same way. I think if they apply the lessons to their work they find them worthwhile. There is also a benefit derived from a social standpoint and the exchange of ideas. Does the organization endeavor to include all the women in the neighborhood? In our district an invitation is sent to all women and some attend who are not Farm Bureau members. Others are. Some of the topics discussed are, clothing, including patterns that are given out, nutrition, home furnishing, soap making, bedding, points to be observed in buying stoves, children's furniture and toy making. Mention some things which you think would better country life. Better and more stable prices so that more conveniences could be placed in the country home for both men and women. Running water, electricity, telephones. furnaces (with plenty of coal to feed them) machinery and better buildings. If you belong to a rlub tell me .'.tbout Us work? I belong to the Home Improvement club whose members are all farm women. This club meets once a month; has a planned program and each month the president appoints two committees, a sick committee whose duty it is to call on the sick in the families of the members and carry a little cheer: and a poor committee, to call on any needy family we may know of and give food and clothing. The past winter three generous baskets of food and three comforters were given out at Christmas time. The 4-H girls of this township MRS. E. E. STUDYVIN Editor's Note: The Study vin home is two miles east of Clear Lake on highway No. 18. Mrs. Studyvin has long been Interested in 4-H club work and In their exhibits at the North lowu fair. She is a member of the Home Improvement club and a. helper in the home demonstration work of the Farm Bureau. snowbound for so long a time before; but 'perhaps the cold did not continue for so long a time, but 1 think in the winter of 1911-12 we saw some severe days and plenty of P U L S E OF THE FARM In By FARM EDITOR Wallace's Farmer of March 14, there is a graph showing the average yield of corn in Iowa for the years 1910 to 1930. It varied from 30 bushels in 1920 to 16 in 1934 and the average for the years 1910 to 19SO was 26.6 bushels. To the Cerro Gordo farmer, this will seem low and we are not what is known as the corn belt of Iowa. There must be some very poor fields of corn somewhere in Iowa. Farmers in Cerro Gordo county will remember the years of the corn contests in this county. They were originated and for some years were sponsored by the Mason City Brick and Tile company and particularly by B. C. Keele'r, who had an idea that the soil of Cerro Gordo was not doing its best in the way it was being handled. The contests began in 1923 and there were 181 five acre tracts scattered over the county. RANGE OF YIELDS ABE GIVEN I quote from the report of the contest: "On the whole, 1923 was a poor corn year in Cerro Gordo county. The spring was late and cold. Planting was delayed, and the young plants got a slow start. Then came an early drought which lasted until after silking and pollination was completed. Then, adding insult to injury, the weather man gave us an early freeze ;n this county. "In spite of all these hardships and handicaps, 43 out of 1S1 contestants produced over 70 bushels to the acre. 20 producing over 75, 8 producing over 80 and 1 producing over 90 bushels to the acre. And the average of all the 181 contestants was 59.43 bushels an acre. This was in spite of the fact that 38 obtained yields of less than 50 bushels an acre, 13 of these less than 40 bushels, and 1 obtained only 24.24 bushels to the acre. "The government crop reporting service estimated that the average yield for this county in 1923 was 35 bushels to the acre. Township assessors' reports show that the county's average yield for the 10 year period of 1911 to 1920 was 34.02 bushels to the acre. "In view of the fact that 9 per :ent of the farms in the county were represented in this contest, that these records were obtained under regular commercial crop conditions on 5 acre tracts, and that 1923 was one of the poorest corn seasons we have had in years, it is not an unreasonable ambition to try to make the average corn yield for the entire county equal what these 181 farms averaged in a poor year. This would mean an increase of 25 bushels in the average yield an acre for the county." 358 FARMERS COMPLETED CONTEST In 1924 there were 358 farmers who completed the contest. It was a poor corn year according to the graph in Wallace's Farmer, and so it was in Cerro Gordo. But, even so, 41 fields gave above 50 bushels, 11 of these were above 60 and three were above 70 bushels. One hundred eighty-four gave less than 40 bushels, of these 54 were less than 30 bushels and six 0 :*^®* f ^ ur Yesterdays Gleanings From an Ancient File ol The Cerro Gordo Republican Saved by the Farm Editor. Business notices from the issue of June 15, 1876: * * * Lake Side Kesluurunt Ice Cream, Lemonade, Confectionery. Warm meals at all hours. The only first class restaurant at Clear Lake. Only 20 rods from the lake shore, on "Main street, Clear Lake, Iowa.--Mrs. F. A. Homewood. * # * .1. J. O'Koiirlc Merchant Tailor. Garments cut and made in the latest styles. Good fit guaranteed. Repairing and' cleaning done on short notice. * * * Nora Springs Carriage Trimming House G. W. HALL, Proprietor This is the only first class establishment of the kind in Northern Iowa. Carriages and Cutters Trimmed and Buffalo Robes lined. A full stock of Carriage and Cutter trimmings constantly on hand. All work done promptly, in the best city style, and warranted to give satisfaction. Orders from abroad solicited. Send to me for enamel dressing to put on buggy tops, cushions and dashes. G. W. Hall. * * * Farm for Sale I have an improved farm containing 160 acres, situated in Falls township, I',TM miles north of Rock Falls, which I will sell cheap. Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase price down; the balance the purchaser can have his own time. For further particulars, address or inquire of the undersigned at Rock Falls, or to C. W. Tenney, Plymouth, Iowa. Ignatius Heiney. * * * New Wagon Shop. W. J. Burns, proprietor. New wagons kept on hand for sale. Old wagons repaired and all kinds of repair work promptly done. Also agent for the Charles City Nursery. All trees warranted to grow. Leave your orders with me. W, J. Burns, Plymouth, Iowa. * * · . Farrell, White and Lien Contractors and jobbers in all kinds of mason work, stone work, brick work and plastering. We are p pared to ship building or cut stone to any part of the county on short notice at reasonable rates. We are preparing to build a lime kiln, which will be completed soon, when we will be able to ship a superior quality of pure white lime to any part of the county. G. SOCIET1' NEWS A. Stearns went to Charles City and Marble Rock last week. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ensign visited the thriving town of Plymouth last Friday. * * * William Hurd is having all the work in the jewelry line that he can attend to. * * # H. F. Vose sold a fine horse, as good a. roadster as there is in the county, for $160 cash. * » * CALLED--Col. D. S. Rogers, route agent o the -Milwaukee St. Paul R. R. made us a brief call last Monday. * * * L, G. Parker advertises in another column a lot of fence posts, potatoes, oats, and some full blood and grade Durham cattle tor sale. * .* * VISITING--Mrs. J. J. Clark is visiting her father's family and expects to be absent several weeks. They reside at Villisca, in the southwestern part of the state. * * * A TROTTING MATCH -- There will be a trotting match on the fair grounds next Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. It is expected that eight or ten horses will be on the ground and a lively time is anticipated. The fairgrounds were south of 12th street and west of the C. N. W. K. R. tracks. * · * FOR THE CENTENNIAL--T. G. Emsley, proprietor of the City bank started for Philadelphia last Monday morning. He expects to return in about three or four weeks. Mrs. Emsley left home nearly a week previous, and is visiting friends in Marshall, Mich. Mr. Emsley will join her at that place and they will proceed together to the Centennial Exhibition. The Great American and German Allied Shows, Burr Robins Circus will be in Mason City on Wednesday, Plymouth, Thursday and Rockford on Friday. Don't fail to see the Great Centennial Pageant. MARKET DAYS ON POULTRY LISTED Jewish and Christian Customs Form Basis for Special Demands. Poultry producers in Iowa may get higher prices by taking advantage of holidays scattered throughout the year which increase poultry prices and consumption. Jewish and Christian religious customs, together with national holidays for .1936. as well as the best market days prior to each holiday and kinds of live and dressed poultry most in demand for each occasion arc listed as follows: Lists "Best" Market Days Passover. April 7 and 8. Best market days, April 1 to 3. Demand largely for fancy fowls, capons, hen turkeys and ducks. Broilers in demand. Easter. April 12. Best market days April S to 10. Last Passover. April 13 and 14. Best market days. April 9 and 11. Demand for prime quality of all kinds of poultry. Feast of Weeks. May 27 and 28. Best market days. May 22 and 25. Demand for all kinds of poultry, but not much extrra demand. Independence Day. .July 4. Best market days. June 30 to July 2. Live broilers much in demand. Old Roosters--Sept. 21-24 Day of Atonement, Sept. 26. Best market days, Sept. 21 and 24. Prime MASON CITY MARKET Revised every week WHEAT SO CORN 25 OATS 25 PLOUR 1.25 PORK 12i.'. STEAK ScfSlO SUGAR 9e@12 1 .'. EGGS 10 LARD 15®20 BUTTER 18^23 men in the county achieved that point. Apparently something other than weather was the main cause of high yields. Briefly, it consisted of planting corn that would grow, and planting enough kernels to the acre so that the land was all utilized as much as possible. The winner in the 1923 had 4.036 hills to the acre and he had 10,386 bearing stalks in those hills. An- hcr contestant had 3,473 hills per :re and these had 3,450 bearing stalks--not quite one ear to each, hill. So the rules of the game of successful corn growing seem to be; 1. Plant corn that will grow strong. 2. Plant enough kernels so that all the area in the field is utilized. 3. Use a variety that will ripen in this part of Iowa. The United States is to honor its naval and military heroes by a special postage stamp issue this summer. Plans are being made by the postoffice to commemorate some of the moat famous by issuance of a series of stamps in five denominations.--United States News. FARMERS! Investigate Kato-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 John Hickey Retires From Farm; Holds Sale CARTERVILLE -- John Hickey, living southwest of Carteraville. had a farm sale recently. He is retiring from farming and he sold his hogs to the Decker plant. There were 52 of them, averaging 300 pounds and bringing him almost 51,500. Carl M. Slieimo AUCTIONEER Farm Sales a Specialty Phone 33 or 6002, Fertile, Iowa stock, chickens-and old roosters sell well. Feast o[ Tstbornacln, Oct. 1 anrt 2. Best market days. Sept. 28 to 30. Demand chiefly for fancy fowls, ducks and geese. Rejoicing of the Law. Oct. 8 and, 9. Best market days. Oct. 5 to 1. Prime stock of all kinds wanted. Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. Best mar, ket days, Nov. 21 to 28. Demand chiefly for turkeys and all kinds of poultry. Channukah, Dec. 9. Bnst market days, Dec. 1 and S. Not much extra demand for this holiday. Christmas. Dec. 25. "Best market days. Dec. 23 unA It. Demand chiefly for gees and turkeys. Lake Township to Meet on March 24 The Lake township Farm Bureau will hold a meeting March 24 at the city hall in Clear Lake, when there will be held a discussion on hybrid seed corn. A court has ruled that bankers who have taken over real estate must shovel the sidewalks of such, property after snowstorms. Th» theory is that while an asset may be frozen it should not be kept slippery.--H. I. Thillips In New York Sun. FOR SALE Used Tractors JOHN DEERE MODEL D 2 John Deere Model GP, with new blocks and pistons, all in first-class condition; disc. Model 18-30 Allis Chalmar. H. FISHER IMPLEMENTS MESERVEY, IOWA OLD PLOWS Made Better Than New A tried and proven method to make any type of plow as good as new--at little cost. Welding Works - For 18 Years EXCLUSIVE WELDING SPECIALISTS Back of Chapman Furniture IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS Lid-Banging Was a Favorite Sport W *ti^ MIMI Koinff * W f *hc Udy *-t nirnr lid? No! IV H junl hunting I wo loftrlhcr In prov* lk»H latfiftabfe uxm not bivnk. TW tv B i « fnvnrtl* rttwit w r*ng*: naWmrn "m the good oM dnyi" . . . HtlH K o up hi In l»« rfnnr today »o ftrvy rttM Iron and lrHle m-t iron. For MnHralilfi Iron mtnni kmfi life, pood baking mid fin-1 economy . . . quilittt* t*int · r« JIIM n* important TODAY M tftttf «**r tofft:. Brniflifiil dftifin *»d pnrrrlinn *natn*l arc not to hf? nvrrlnnkrd. Fur from I t ! We W* lirt-e thr MONARCH i* t** mvi beautiful ranee ""· tin ill . . , Ul it M *Uo x FULL MALLEABLE r-np*. (mill cxarlly tft« f*m* »·»' Mo na re lit. vrr« J»nili thirty y»«r* »gd. All ports Mibjprl to .Ira in or hrrakngR w«f made of I hi* unltrjiUl.l; iron. AH jointf ii! - « madr prrmannttly light witfa rirrtn . , ,not temporarily h'pht wilii »tovc bolt* and Move |iilly. Of nmr** nil inodrrn MONARCH? arr, FnH Enamel. Enamel ntt t ide for l*«uly and fany flrnninci rfinmfl intidc a* lf»« b«l knwn protei'lion ugainst nirt damage. Let it* »how »u lite lair* MONARCH ttndf!n. The? at rails** wt we proml lo »dl. MASON CITY HARDWARE OVER ON EAST STATE also do this kind of work. gave less than 20 bushels. Has this winter Tu-pn the coldest | JOO Bushel Class, and most snowbound tluit you re-! In later years there was a special call? ! rlnss mf.dc for n n y who could grow It seems to me we were never BO ' 100 bushels an acre and several As thr placp w mv now on has Item sold, x\t hiivt» decided to quit farming and will hold a Closing Out Salo on the Georgft Olson farm located \ mile east and 2 miles irorth of Hanlontown; 8 miles west and 3 miles north of Manly, on Saturday, Marelt 21 STARTING AT 12 O'CLOCK SHARP 6 HEAD HORSES--All good, young work horses. 35 HEAD OF CATTLE--14 head A-l Holstein milk cows and balance are Angus yearlings and last fall calves. FULL LINE FARJf MACHINERY--AH in first class condition. 2 straw piles; hay in barn; fodder stacks: 400 bushels corn; 500 bushels oats in bins; 2 H. P. gas engine; brooder house 8 ft. by 13 ft.; and many other articles too numerous to mention. Everything in fine condition. TERMS: Cash, or make arrangements with clerk. Curl Shfinio. .\wlioneer {;»ti/.cns Savings Iunk, Hanlonto\vn. f'lPrk OLIVER NO! We will not stand behind our 75-A Spreader-- BUT YOU can't beat it. 1932 INTERNATIONAL 1 '/2-ton, long wheelbase, dual wheels. 1934 FORD Y-8 Vz-ton, long wheelbase, dual wheels. 1933 I N T E R N A T I O N A L Vz-fon Panel. MODEL 51-A WHITE 2 '/2-ton, long wheelbase. 1927 CHEVROLET Short wheelbase, with grain box. All of the above trucks are in first-class condition, are very reasonably priced and ready for immediate inspection. YOU MUST SEE THEM TO APPRECIATE THEM 23 Sixth Street S. E. Mason City 24-HOUR SERVICE I

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