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March 4, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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MASON'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 4 BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD RETURNS FROM I FARM PRODUCTS I MAKE IOWA 2ND ), Income From Products Av;, erige'$639,82?,000; r Exceeded by Texas. The i cash'income from farm products in Iowa averaged ?639,828,OOQ for the five years, 1924 to 1928. This estimate-of cash income gives Iowa second highest, rank, among the 48 states, being exceeded only by Texes, according to the Iowa industrial survey report,, authorized by the. forty-third ^general assembly, which i has just been completed. The 1,700 page report presents statistics got after a lengthy survey '' of agricultural and manufacturer products, raw materials, transportation, and banking facilities and other subjects relative to Iowa, her people and .her : industries. Ansou Marston, dean of engineering at Iowa State college, supervised the survey, with Frank D. Paine, engineering professor at the college, in charge. Iowa Is First, Iowa ranks first in production bi more different-types of agricultural products dan any other state in the union. Iowa ranks first in corn, producing 14 per cent of the total; first in oats, producing 15 per cent of .the total; first in hogs with 18.6 per-cent-of the total; and first in horses, with*? per cent of the total. Iowa is first in the number and value of fat cattle, first in the number and value of poultry, first in number, and value of egg production, first- in popcorn, timothy seed, In total value of seed crops, in value of farms and buildlags, in farm implements and in percentage of farm land which is improved and produc- NOW IS PRUNINQ TIME BETTER SCHOOLS BETTER SOCIAL LIFE tive. Double Butter Production. Creameries in Iowa now manufacture 215 million pounds of butter annually, which is more than doubls the amount manufactured 10 years ago, the report shows. Most of this increased volume has .been brot about without a marked increase in the number of creameries. "As the needs of the country be- .... IT ri~. shown an unpruned treo alter two years growth. Oi the right is the same tree after It has been properly pruned under the direction of extension horrlculrurallsts. Note nnmber.'spaclne, and wide angle between main branches and trunk on nruned tree,' PULSE OF THE FARM -i come greater j.owa can respond 3 withf increased production to a i greaterj'extent tb"" any other sec- 7-tJoB-,"~tEe^epe*t7State^-"Hei? agri- " o , e p a e ^ - e i agr- cultural ""possibilities' kre only limit- edljy a 'satisfactory market demand for products." Dean/ Marston recommended to Gov. Dan Turner that the report be published and widely circulated WE SMOKE MEATS WANTED! LIVESTOCK G. GRUPP'S . PACKING HOUSE Home-Made Bologna Phone 28 401 So. Federal RAY R. BOGARDUS Drainage Engineer and Surveyor Mason City^ Iowa. t s T)' t C v 1 a c n I a a a a Baby Chicks Custom Hatching Simplex and Newton Brooders Vitaline Starter · Peerless Hatchery PHONE 1339 404 S. Fed. Mason City OVERALL ARIT.HMETIC ($1.39 7A~ OUTWEAR SAVING YOU « '$3.30 2.78 By ARTHUR PICKFORD It should be a source of pride and satisfaction to Iowa farmers to find that Iowa is next to the top in farm income according to the Iowa Industrial Survey, a 1700 page report Just completed under the supervision of Dean Marstou of Iowa State college. Read a synopsis of it in another column. Of course, I immediately hear a chorus of "what good does that do us when we get nothing for our stuff?" to .which I reply. "Is it better to be ^first or second than away down the list? Iowa is a whole lot better off than Arkansas." WHY NOT A CLEANUP DAY? Some one has suggested a cleanup-day for farmers. Towns and cities have-such days-as a means of developing civic pride and a businessman finds the good appearance of his home is a business asset. A clean-up of junk, rubbish, broken trees and old machinery will probably add nothing to a ·farmers income but it will haye the same effect as a clean shave and good clothes on his mental state. Somehow the skies are brighter when we are well dressed. RAELROAD MEN IN HARD LUCK TOO This from a Decorah paper may interest our farm readers. Years ago, they tellus, Calmar had both a day and night crew to do switching in the yards there. A large crew was employed in the freight depot and in the round house. Monday, the Calmar crew was again reduced until now each freight crew does its own switching. The Decorah men do all the miscellaneous work; only one man is left in the yards and one switch engine. The crew in the freight house has been reduced-from" five men to one. Men with 35-years of service have been laid off. BUY HOME GROWN GRASS SEED It is reported that there are large quantities of home grown timothy and red. clover seed for sale. It would be good business to buy one's seed of a local grower rather than in, the open market, thereby running much less risk of sowing weed seeds that no one wants. A seed analysis does not take any -weed seeds out of the sample'and a very few seeds of red sorrel, Canada thistle, or sow thistle go a long way. BEET MEN NOT DISCOURAGED S. G. Opheim, field man for the American Sugar Beet company, for the territory embracing Clear Lake, Ventura, Britt, Hutchins, Hayfield, Burchinal and. Garner, Indicates to the Garner Eeader he Is having^ good success in placing acreage contracts this season, and that his territory will have a larger acreage this year than last. Despite the fact that the price of sugar is lower at this time than it has been for years, his company is contracting'beets at a price of 56.50 a ton, -which Mr. Opheim says is higher than any other beet company in the United States is March deal. But, 1, 1931. This was a cash the John i Gaffney 120-acre farm a mile east of Rockwell on the graveled road was knocked down'to C. J. Gaffney of Elk River, Minn., at a price of 555.00 an acre. The improvements are only fair. GOOD PRICES AT PARJI SALE The farm sale held to" close the estate of the late Orville Ingebretsen of Thornton, on Thursday, Feb.* 19, was well attended. Buyers were present from a great distance. The prices were good as indicated by the fact that one horse brot ?16S, a cow 580, a" colt ?70, brood sows 524. The sale will gross cloae to ?8,000 which makes it one of the largest ever heldTiere. Many regard it as probably the largest sale from the standpoint of attendance ever held in the community. The weather and roads were ideal. NIGHT SCHOOLS , ARE POPULAR I had- the pleasure of attending the final meeting of the night school for farmers at Ventura last Wednesday night and of meeting about 40 men who would average middle age and who have given 10 of their evenings to serious study of soils 'as found in northern Iowa. An interesting program was given following the banquet, served by the domestic science class of the Ventura school. The class was in charge of S. J. Oberhauser, the Smith-Hughes teacher in the consolidated, school. At New Hampton 90 attended the seventh meeting of the school. 'The subject of.the lesson was "Profitable Hog Production," with Rex Beresford as the principal speaker. Forest City claims the largest night school in the state. The average attendance was 130 and Winterset came next with 112 THEY SELL GOOD CREAM Following -a year's scoring of cream the Rockwell creamery recognized 29 of its 'patrons by giving six of them silver medals and the balance merit diplomas. Those receiving medals were Mrs. Loman Wood, John Deardoff B. J.. Broers, Albert Witte, H. Ro- bealtman, W. O. Bates. Diplomas were given to E. J. Broers, Clark Deardoff, J?itzenberger and company, John Roggerman, R. R. Snyder, John Overbeck, Henry Oetken »·"* Curries, Gus Luttman, S. Frank Schaer,' Willfain 'SchoU,"Lee Kap!? n * H - Schl ichting, Gillette and Gaffney, Hagen and Seifken, F. Shoemaker, Fred Stover, William Bruns, Jesse Johnson. * . ------- 1 w w u JUKI. 1.1 Carstens, Walter Harris, Koppen, Archie ,-Menter, offering. Those of our farmers w h o cropped beets last year are well pleased with the results obtained. In most instances the crop proved a profitable one, and a large percentage of Jast year's growers are now on nei* contracts. On account of the low price of practically all grain crops, beetg was the most profitable crop raised by the farmers of this section. FARMS BRING ANY OLD PRICE At Wilton Junction the 160 acre farm owned by Henry Marker located six miles south of Wilton on Federal Highway No. 38, has been sold to Charles Reed and Grant Ifachonaha, neighbors whose farms Join, for ?18,000 cash. The farm is - . ·.-- T --·;, ~ -·--"· *"« *uuu jo oLuuwuy ana iseau .Mischief Here- well improved. Possession was given fords will be placed on the block. , . FRANK KOLLASCH MAKES FINE RECORD WITH PIGS Frank Kollasch, Vvho lives on the Elery Pearce farm north of Whittemore, made a repord raising pigs the past season that will give the rest of the growers something to v shoot at. Out of ' nine litters farrowed Mr. Kollasch saved 82 pigs, a littl" more than nine to the litter. This itself Is a remarkable average, but up until Saturday Mr. Kollasch had sold practically nine tons of pork from these nine litters and still had 19 hogs on hand that would weigh 300 pounds or more each. Instead of raising ton litters, which is considered quite' an achievement in hog growing, his litters would average close to 2,500 pounds each. Some of the hogs sold were put on the market in November, making the record even more remarkable. Mr. Kollasch tells us that he did not give his pigs any extra care, aside from feeding carefully. , Breeders to Hold Sale ATLANTIC, March 4. (JP -Southwestern Iowa Hereford breeders will hold their annual sale at the Casa county fairgrounds pavilion here Wednesday, March li. Sixty head of Prince Domino, Bright Stanway and Beau Mischief Here- IDEAS OF FARM BOARDS WORK IS GIVEN BY EDITOR Organization Set Up After Several Years of Stable Prices. · B y ARTHUR H.^JENKINS Editor, The Farm Journal. Written for Central Press. · All who for any reason examine the work of the federal farm board ought to keep steadily in mind the special handicaps under which it has had to operate. The marketing act was passed, and the farm board set up at a time when prices of farm products had been fairly stable for several years. Mostly they were too low to give farmefSx satisfactory buying power but at least they had maintained' farm buying power at a level roughly around eleven billions of dollars annually. - .··-- What the' marketing act aimed to do was to help farmers to set up improved machinery for selling their stuff, so that their bargaining power could make itself felt as higher prices to producers. .That is a long-time job. It is difficult at best, and it may turn out to be impossible. Many levelheaded people think so. But before the farm board had had a chance to more than get organized and. decide where to'make a start, along came the stock market 'crash. Farm prices held up fairly well for a time, but presently they began to slip, and in the middle of 1930 they came down in n heap. The result was that the farm board, instead of thinking up means' to improve farm prices, had to turn in and help keep them from going completely to ^smash. Instead of builoing- new structures, they had to turn themselves into a fire company to fight a blaze in the old ones. Prices Catch on Nail Everybody knows the result to date. Prices of farm staples, just about to slide completely off the roof, caught on the nails driven by the farm board, and have hung there for. the/last four or five months. I am mixing my metaphors a little, but you get what I Other prices than cotton, wheat and porn are variable--some down, some half-wy down, a few at satisfactory levels. All are awaiting the recovery in general business in the cities which will give them a chance to come back to profitable levels. If and when this happens, the farm Board will be in a position to unload its emergency job, and return to its main function of making permanent improvements in the selling of farm products. Butler 4-H Boys. Get Glimose of Industrial Life; Elect Officers Eighty-five boys and their fathers went to Waterloo Saturday on the tour of the 4-H group. . The morning was spent going thru the Rath packing plant where the boys saw how cattle, hogs and sheep were handled from the time they left the stockyards until they BROTHERS WIN HONORS /CARROLL BRACKEY, Lake *" Mills, (right) received the Thomas E. Wilson medal for being the outstanding livestock club member in Winnebago county. The presentation was made at the 4-H Club banquet. His younger brother, Marlin, a junior in high school, % is also active in club work. The above picture shows' Martin's entries in the'dairy calf division of the club show for the past three years, all first prize winners. A. O. Brackey, father of the boys, is holding the three year old, Carroll the two year old and Marlin the yearling. CARROLL BRACKEY were boxed and sent to the consumer. _In the beef killing department they saw how the cattle were inspected by white-coated 'men. They were killing cattle that had been condemned by the 1 tuberculosis test during- the forepart of the morning so that the boys saw what diseased animal looked like inside. One calf head was almost completely gone as a result of .the infection. The afternoon was spent at the John Deere plant. Here the boys saw the manufacturing of a tractor beginning with scrap iron going to the hot furnaces, where red hot molten iron ran out and was poured into sand molds and was then hardened, thus, forming the many parts needed. An election of officers was held. The following are the county boys' 4-H club officers for 1931: president, Clinton Marsh; Vice President, Orjo Van Hauen; Secretary' and Treasurer, Hugh S call on. Bonds to Be Sold ATLANTIC, March 4. UPl--A. block of |620,000 in road bonds for surfacing U. S. highway 71 across Cass county will be placed on sale at the courthouse here Friday, March 20, County Treasurer Carl Vedane has announced. A scientist says the law of gravity may be abolished. Quite likely; the gravity of law. has. already been abolished.^-rLife. FOR SALE Purebred Aberdeen Angus Bulls 9 months to 2 years old C. M. Schumacher Phone 1010, Thornton, la. WHEN YOU WANT special chicks that will insure you a profit--See us. GROTEWOLD'S HATCHERY Towa Standard Accredited Chicks I/AKE MILLS, IOWA . J. Murphy Livestock nnd Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange for Your Fall Sale Date Now Phone 1977 Mason City, Iowa '^Pushing Pigs" to pcajTmatkets pays. Wayne 18% Pig Meal insures rficar. "·/"* i°7 Pig Meal insures cheap;, ·qpick growth; and builds healthy. longj b, g -boned, evenly jn usc led hogs. WayS ,40% Hog Supplement is the most economical balancer Jor. corn,/J Cerro Gordo Farmers Co. PHONE 270 500 3rd ST. N. E. .Farmers Move in Bristow Vicinity BRISTOW, March 4,-yThe John Graham family moved to the Butler Kites farm near Greene and Carl Smidt Is now living oh the farm vacated by Mr. Graham. Peter Fick moved to the old Fred Becker farm from which Envin Dralle moved to the place vacated by William ^Fredrichs. Heny Schrlever moved near Greene and Lubbo Kannegiesser will move to the place vacated. Royal Woodley moved to: the Charlie Moore, farm and Mr. Moore went a mile -west to the place vacated by Mrs. Elmer Miller. Ray Hahn bough*and moved to the place Mr. Woodley vacated. Eight Identify Grimm. DBS MOINES, March 4. UF-- Police are holding George Grimm, 30, Des Mpines, in connection with three daylight robberies here since Feb. 2. Police said Grimm has been identified by eight witnesses. FARMERS! We Pay a Premliim For Quality Poultry , FOOD PRODUCTS CO. Phone 996 2332 S. Federal BABY CHICKS and Custom Hatching PHONE 1339 Peerless Hatchery 404 S. Federal Mason City PROTECT YOUR CHICKS /"5 ; J FROM DANGEROUS DISEASE GERMS \ · j r j D °n't let contagious disease germs kill your chicks . . . Feed B-K in all drinking water . . . disinfect brooder houses and premises with'B-R. It insures healthy chicks and vigorous egg-producing hens. B-K dilution costs only Vic to 2,Vzc per gallon when used as directed. fc**jte '·W$* ^ 436 --·i*-' -i i TU.AW^*' W t Se , U £; K in convenient sues. Ask book "Poultry Health and Poul^ DISTRIBUTED BY Distributing Co., Inc. it. N. E. Phones 361 or HS'i DEALERS IN MASON CITY CURRIE-VAN NESS HDWE. MASON CITY HATCHERY PEERLESS HATCHERY AUCTION SALE , Thursday, March 12 horses, fresh milk cows, brood have «»t E. J. FRITZ, Manager ' ·ar * T. , W- J ' MURPHY, AUCTIONEER Watch for Monday, March 9, issue of the Globe-Gazette · for complete bill. SAN-TONE For the Brood Sow Feed SAN-TONE to the brood sow and build your spring- pig crop right. 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