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FOURTEEN TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 APRIL 4 H 1934 ·f 1 1 Better Social Better c u , ,, NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS Schools I (TrilS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD) Better Roads Farming CORN FROZEN ON GOB TO RETAIN SUMMER FLAVOR Department of Agriculture Shows Advance in Freezing Fruits. Golden Bantam corn frozen on the cob last summer and cooked on the cob in March was a leader in Interest at the annual exhibit by the TJ. S. department of agriculture of new developments in the preservation of fruits and vegetables by freezing and canning. The frozen corn was notably free from "cob flavor" commonly associated with corn 1 preserved on the cob, and was regarded as even sweeter than fresh corn by many who attended the exhibition, and assisted in sampling and scoring the products. Commercial packers, bakers, cold storage operators, preserve manufacturers and others professionally interested in preservation and utilization were invited by the Bureau of Plant Industry to compare and score the products to give to the department experimenters the benefit of commercial experience and opinion regarding the products and the methods used in preparing them. The exhibit included as a princi- 'pal feature a representative showing of the varieties of strawberries commonly grown in the east and preserved by freezing, and also samples of five new seedling varieties developed by the Division of Fruit and Vegetable Crops and Diseases. The berries in this new group, the judges agreed .generally, were all characterized by excellence of color, texture and flavor, some of them surpassing all the older varieties in general high quality. These outstanding seedlings, the bureau announces, will be tested further, but some will undoubtedly be released impressed soon for propagation. Many visitors were with the "fresh" quality of the frozen raspberries and Youngberries from Virginia and Georgia and of I loganberries from the Pacific Northwest. .The exhibit further empha"- sized the fact developed in previous investigations by the bureau that freezing at very low temperature in! · jures many frozen products as com- 1 pared with freezing at moderate 1 temperatures. Cherries frozen at ] ,__80 degrees discolored badly and ' s.^.-werenot -of good flavor, but cherries ' e "(frozen at 16 above Fahrenheit satis- '* ' ia'ctorily retained their natural color and flavor. Paper containers for 5 frozen fruits and vegetables were satisfactory for a limited number of products, but for most fruits airtight containers are definitely more i desirable in safeguarding aroma, flavor, and color. ! The exhibit from the Seattle, ! Wash., laboratory of the bureau, !, which'has been devoting special attention to the freezing of vegetables was of particular interest to visitors representing commercial interests The exhibit allowed comparison of Martha Washington asparagus, Alderman and Telephone peas, wax ' beans, Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake string beans, and Golden Ban' - tam corn, both cut and on the cob .husked and' unhusked. Samples were canned by the usual heat process and others were preserved by freezing and storing at 5 degrees below zero. In all cases, the bureau reports, the general appearance and flavor of the experimental lots of frozen vegetables were superior to the heat processed, both before and after cooking. A sample of commercially frozen spinach proved a desir- ,' able product. . The bureau of dairy industry co' operated in demonstrating the util- ' ization of frozen products in ice , cream making. The new Blakemore i strawberry, developed by the bureau, was superior to the Big J02 variety. Youngberries were demon- i strated as a desirable fruit for ice cream making. YOUR BEST MARKET HIDES and WOOL Wolf Bros. 310 Fifth St. S. W. "IT SEEMS TO ME" 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 By FRANK VALA. What Is your nationality? I was born in Bohemia 53 years ago but my parents brought me to this country and to Iowa when I was two years old,--in 1883. Have you always been n farmer and how long on this farm ? Farming has always been my occupation and I have been on this farm 20 years. I am the owner of 125 acres. Why did you buy timberland? it was the cheapest I could buy at the time. I paid ?94.50 an acre. That was in 1914. It has been quite a lot of work to clear it but on the other hand I have always had fuel and when I built my barn and louse I got a lot of dimension lum- 3er out of my own farm. I have had 22,000 board feet of oak lumber out of my wood lot. I hired :he sawing done. This included studding, joists and other dimension stuff. Is timber soil as fertile as prairie soil? I don't see any difference except that I think the trees I plant in what was timber soil seem, to grow letter than when planted on prairie soil. I have not had to lime any of my land in order to grow alfalfa, have quite a lot o£ grapes and berries. They grow well in this soil. I think alfalfa is the best hay crop one can grow. I get two tons to the acre with two cuttings and excellent pasture in the late fall. What is your line of farming? Diversified. It includes dairying-/' hog raising and poultry. I chose Holsteins because of their milk production. I want plenty of milk for the pigs. You have a silo. What about silage and why a 12 foot silo? I am not a silo enthusiast. Since I can raise alfalfa and soy beans successfully I think they are a bet- :er feed, as dry crops, than silage. A 12 foot silo was large enough for :be stock I can keep and the corn '. can grow on 120 acres. I do not reed silage to fattening steer. I have had the si'.o 12 years but I have not filled it every year. Have you ever kept sheep? No. I prefer hogs, cattle and chickens to sheep. I have no desire ;o raise them. In accordance with the corn-hog reduction program I am allowed 130 hogs. . Tell me about your poultry. We do not specialize in poultry but we keep about 300 chickens most of the time--Plymouth Rocks and Rhode Island Reds, alternating them. Both breeds are very good. We raise our own chicks and I estimate the average receipts from our fowls at 5300. I notice a lot of grapevines and berry bushes out there. Tell me about them. ' I had a small piece of ground, formerly timberland, and I thought it would be an ideal place for grapes I planted 250 plants, including 100 Concord, 100 Beta and 50 Worden The Beta is the best yielder and has the wild grape flavor making excellent jelly. The Worden and the Concord are good varieties and can be used for canning. I have had as many as 40 bushels of grapes in a season. The black raspberry patch gives us all the berries we can eal and all we want to can and we have sold 300 quarts in a season. When I was at home my dac trimmed the grape vines. He grew I grapes in the old country. They should be cut back in February or March when the ground is frozen. Cut the new growth back to two buds. The grapes grow on the new growth and if too much new growth is allowed, they will not set many grapes. Don't be afraid to cut them back. AVhat kind of apples have you? I have about 20 trees of summer, fall and winter varieties. Like most folks I did not know what to buy. I could make a much better selection today. Is anyone planting apple trees today? .What are the farm children going to do for apples in the future ? No. Very few fruit trees are being planted now. There used to be an orchard on almost every farm. I still think there should be one. A dozen trees, properly selected would fur- TYPICAL FARMER FANK VALA Born in Bohemia in 1881, but coming to this country a* 1 * to Floyd county in 1883, Mr. Vala does not remember much of the trip. He is-a successful farmer stead in Ulster township on and has a well improved home- which be has lived for 20 years. He was married to Miss Kath- crine Kingfield in 1911. There are four children, two boys and two girls. nish apples from harvest time to May. Not apples alone. Cherries, plums, valnuts, butternuts will provide shade as well as fruit and can be ilanted on ground that is not good 'or cultivation. I am especially attached to black walnut and I have planted many of them on my farm. I notice you have a workshop. Yes. The boys and I built it of hollow tile and it has a cement floor. (V~e like to work at making things. There is a forge in it with a blower :o get up some heat. We can do a ot of fixing and it is always comfortable in there. The stove is an old steel oil barrel and our fuel costs us only the labor of picking It up and bringing it in. We are going to . some more tools soon. We have! just finished sawing up an old walnut stump into short but broad boards that we will find use for sometimes. You have a big, fine woodpile there. Yes. That is our next winter's fuel for the furnace. We burn wood for heating. How much of a co-operator are you ? Full fledged. I have also signed the corn-hog reduction plan and am abiding by the rules thereof. Should we compel farmers to come into this plan? No. I don't believe in forcing them in but I think they should be co-operative enough to work as a unit and help all they can. Do you belong to any farmers' organization ? I do not but just as soon as they get an organization that is a unit I am ready to join. Have we hit the bottom of the depression? I think we are on the upward PIG LOSSES MAY BE AVOIDED BY FARROWING CARE Careful Herdsman Can Do Much to Save His Spring Pigs. AMES, April 4.--A careful herdsman can do much to reduce before- weaning pig losses from the roost serious causes--crushing by the sow, chilling, scours and thumps,-says Prof. A. L. Anderson, swine specialist at Iowa State college. Professor Anderson reminds producers that the number of pigs saved during farrowing season, the peak of which is in April, is determined largely by attention given the herd and efficiency of · equipment. . Care on the part of the herdsman to feed sows at the right time, and to handle them so as to acquaint them with the confinement of the pen, will aid in preventing losses, he says. He suggests that crushing losses may be lessened by equipping the pen with a properly placed guard rail or fender. A pipe or rail about 8 inches from the floor, and the same distance from the wall, will suffice. A 2-by-4, though not so satisfactory, is easier to install. Even distribution of bedding--and not too much of it--will help further. Most other losses of pigs may be controlled by sanitary measures, Professor Anderson Bays. He urges that all Utter be removed from the floor and sides of the pen scrubbed with boiling water and lye before farrowing time. Washing the udder reduces possibility of contaminating the pigs with parasite eggs and disease germs. Young pigs can stand fairly low temperatures if the pen is dry and not drafty, he says. Solid pen partitions, especially at the sides, have the merit of quietness.' Secretary Wallace Gives Outline of Dairy Problem (eduction of Output Needed to Put Industry on Profitable Basi$. IT PAYS TO SOW GOOD SEED WE HAVE THE BEST NORTHRUP, KING CLOVE ALFALFA SEE Germination and Purity Guaranteed NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO., Inc. 436 SECOND ST. N. E. MASON CITY, IOWA tread. If one wants to buy a farm I think it best to buy now if one has the finances to handle it. How have you felt the depression ? Like everyone else. I have felt it both in living and buying. Even though one is out of debt he must be conservative and stay in that condition. As far as the necessities of life are concerned we had as much as usual for everyday routine but there were no luxuries. Are farmers the worst off in this depression? No. I don't think they were They could always oftain food anc turn something into cash. We had good crops. I do not know of any doctor, lawyer, teacher or jnerchanl of like means, that I would trade places with. Of course that depends on what one likes. I have always been satsfied with farming and I enjoy the work. Occasionally I fine time to go fishing which is my favorite outdoor sport, Do you think the Roosevelt-Wallace plans arc the best way out of this mess? 1 am satisfied with the plan, think it is well worth trying. Do you.have a neighborhood club? Tell me about it. We belong to the "Community Friendship Club." It includes group of very fine people and provides excellent social contacts. 1 think no better name could have been chosen for it and I can assure you that its members are an example of real community friendship There are about 60 members and we meet once a month at the Oraeger schoolhouse. Members of the club and occasionally outsiders, furnish the program which is for the enter tainment and pleasure of all. Why are all your buildings metal covered on the roof? I thluk metal roofs are more econ^ omical if properly put on and they last longer. More than that, if the corners are properly grounded they are protected from damage by lightning. PULSE OF THEFARM '"* ""By the F»tm Editor Just as the North Iowa farmer was all set to begin seeding, here comes the snow and upsets his plans. But,' he can well afford to wait a few days. The snow water will all be absorbed, there will. be moisture enough to start the grain and the soil will quit moving. Snow is sometimes called the joor man's manure. It is: supposed :o bring down some nitrogen out oi :he air. Whether that is so or nol the grass will be greener when the snow melts away and fields thai have snow fences in them sometimes show better plant growth where the drift was. EDITOR GETS MABfMOTH EGKJ An unusually large egg was lefi for the farm editor by Mr. and Mrs Otto Schultz of southwest Mitchel county. It measured 7 inches by inches in circumference. On break ing it, there was a perfectly forme* egg of normal size inside, surround ed by albumen and another she! Only one yolk was in the egg. Lake Mills creamery patrons re ceived 516,300 for February but terfat, according to figures release Monday by Oscar Horvei, president manager. Forty patrons receive checks of $100 or more. Ten high checks went to A. O. Westland $208.89; George. Kilen, $196.92; K B. Knutson,_$189.94; Swenson an Adams $156.69 Quisling, 5175.35; Corbet $156.84; George Johnson, FACTS TO BE FACED. Index of dairy fanner's prices for 1933 was 69, compared to 140 in 1928. Dairy farmers' total cash income declined from $1,847,000,000 in 1929 to $985,000,000 in 1932. Milk cow population now exceeds 26 million, largest on record. Cow numbers are now 3 per cent higher than in January, 1933; 18 per cent higher than to 1928. Milk production increased from 87 billion pounds in 1924, to nearly 102 billion pounds in 1932 --two billion pounds increase from 1930 to 1932. Production per capita increased from 768 pounds in 1924 to 812 pounds hi 1932. Consumer expenditures declined nearly 5'per cent from 1932 to 1933. Dairy situation in recent months--Production down, prices up. The objectives of the program are to avert a reverse back to lower prices, to improve the buying power of dairy farmers, to eliminate extreme fluctuations in production and prices, and to establish a sound basis for recovery ofthedairyindustxy. In addressing the representatives the dairy farmers in Philadelphia April 2 at the first of a series of regional meetings to be held in the next two weeks, Secretary Henry A. Wallace said in part: 'The nation's greatest industries are dependent upon the productlv- ty of the dairy cow. The income of he dairy fanner represents one- ourth of the total income of agriculture. To the industrialist, the dairy farmer represents the most mportant market afforded by any one of the great farming groups. In some of its phases, the dairy prob- em is international. In its domestic phases, it is linked with far-flung igencies of distribution and is affected by all the forces that affect the food distribution system. 'More clearly than anything else I can think of at the moment, a close Btudy of, the dairy problems discloses the interdependence of city people and country people. Here is one great f arming industry which is almost entirely dependent upon the domestic market. The problem of dairying is different from that of the great export crops such as cotton or wheat. Exports of dairy products are so small as not to be a factor to the situation. Whatever returns the dairy farmer gets from his investment and his toil, he will gel from the national income, from the domestic consumer. Is Domestic Froblera. "To be sure, the dairymen like al the rest of us, is affected by events abroad and must share eventually to the penalty when foreign nations close their markets to exports o' our products. But from a short timi point of view, the dairy problem is to be regarded as a domestic prob lem. The dairy farmers' welfare is to be decided chiefly on the basis o what we do right here at home. "The details of the proposal which have been worked out by the agri cultural adjustment administration after a good deal of effort, are be Dahlum Brothers, $155.22; Georg Thomas, $146.40; Nerby and Charl- j son, $145.62; O. T. Haugo, $145.02. COEN-HOG DRIVE ENDS It is estimated that 170,000 Iowa farmers have signed reduction contracts on com acreage and hog reduction and benefits approximating $76,000,000 will be paid them. That amount should start the wheels of trade moving again. From all over the state come reports of intention to plant increased acreage of soybeans; to fact . soybeans, alfalfa and sweet clover are bringing about a remarkable change in stock feeding and soil renovation. They are tending to make the farm more self sustaining: and lessening the outgo for supplementary feeds. Their market is on the home farm. BETTER HOMES WEEK SOON The last week in April has been, set aside as Better Homes Week in Iowa. Investigators have been reporting about the lack of modern conveniences in the farm homes of today using as the pattern the town house in prosperous cities. Insofar aa the Iowa farm home is concerned the remedy lies not in the lack of appreciation of modern improvements but the lack of means to buy what they want Give the farmer an income and he will be come modem soon enough. A part of our present day trouble comes from over expenditure in boom times. Burgess Carr of Swaiedale has the unique distinction of being the only wheat grower to Cerro Gordo county. He has 30 acres of winter wheat that has come through the winter in fine condition. Fifty years ago a farmer not growing wheat would have been as noticeable. tog presented to these reglona meetings by representatives of th administration. These details' ani the alternative proposals which wi be offered at these meetings I wil not dwell on extensively here, bu will speak of some of the broade phases of the problem and the socia and economic aspects which appeal to me as having special significance "Though people who flood the! strawberries with cream and spreac their shortcake thickly with butte may not realize it, there is such thing as a dairy problem in thi country. The dairy fanner's casr income declined to a point to 193 where it was $860,000,000 less than to 1929. The index for the dairj farmers' prices for 1933 was 69 compared to 140 in 1928. Milk at 2 Cents a Quart. "Though prices of dairy product, in very recent months, have recov ered somewhat from their low poto this rise has only about caught u with the increase to prices of thing that the farmers had to buy so tha relatively, the dairyman in genera still faces an acute situation. : may sound strange to some peop: to the cities, but it is true that dur tog the past year farmers in som of the surplus milk producing areas have been receiving as little as cents a hundred pounds for the milk. This is less than 2 cents quart. "No argument will be needed t convince thinking people that sue a collapse of earning power as ha befallen the dairy farmer is a ba thing, not only for the sufferin dairymen, but for the nation as wel You can not take three-quarters o a billion dollars of purchasing pow er away from any group of peop' without having evil consequence affect all branches of society. Tha is a circumstance which should no 45 Cars of Hay Shipped by Brothers at Aredale AREDALE, April 4. -- Colliari brothers shipped 45 carloads of hay from here to Wisconsin to the past two months. e forgotten when people discuss the onsumer's side of the milk story. Could Use More Milk. "Given the money, and perhaps is education to diet and appetite, ie American people could possibly . jnsume 50 per cent more milk than hey are consuming. In the cities and-in the country, too, there are real valleys of human consumption dairy products, but the amount of airy products which people buy and the price which they pay are de- rmtaed not by those factors but T the amount of money which they ive to spend. "Dairy farmers did not curtail, hey kept on producing, as the rec- rds show. Even after the depres- on struck, the output of milk kept n growing. It increased two billion ounds from 1930 to 1932 to a rec- rd level. So, as the dairy farmer's rices declined and the prices of lese things he was forced to buy ayed up,- the dairyman was placed a greater and greater disadvan- age until to the past year there ere milk strikes in the heavy dairy gions of the west and efforts by roducers to some instances to use rce to prevent cheap milk from caching the consumers. These are few of the conditions which led us n the agricultural adjustment ad- ntoistration to work on proposals jr assistance to the industry. Price » Factor. "I hope you Will bear to mind, in onsidertog these and any other lans that may be offered, that con- umer purchasing power is a fac- or over which the dairy farmer has o control. Remember, too, that the umber of cows on farms now ex- eeds 26,000,000, which is the high- st on record. Take into considera- on the fact that the farmers' plant as been maintained during the de- ression without any substantial urtailment of production until the ast few months and recall also that ie producing power of so many milk cows is enormous. The period f high production is just ahead. It ppeared to us also that the chances ·ere that without assistance of ome sort the dairy industry might e in for some hard times during the next three or four years. "We thought it might be wise to ut a restraining influence upon reduction, so as to retard It to bout the seasonally reduced levels f the past few months. We propose o permit the dairy farmers to organize themselves into County Pro- luction Control associations, and with financing by processing taxes o pay benefit payments to those agreeing to co-operate. We believe hat, if adopted, the plan has flexi- illity enough to permit future ex- lansion of production in step with any increase in consumer purchas- ng power which may later take ilace. Adoption of the plan is matter for the 'dairy farmers to lecide after adequate discussion o] :his and other' possibilities.' FARM PRODUCTS EXPORTS DECLINE Seasonal Decline in Exports of Cotton Smaller Than Usual. The index of volume of exports of farm products from the United States was 80 for February, against 93 for January, 109 for December, and 71 for February last year, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. The index for February, 1932, was 117. The seasonal decline in exports if cotton is smaller than usual, the mreau reports. The index for ex- lorts of cotton was 93 for February, :ompared with 109 in January, and !2 in February last year. In the ight months ended Feb. 28, foreign :ountries took 6,594.000 bales com- lared with 6,393,000 bales during he corresponding eight months last season. Exports of wheat and 1 flour are riven an index of 45 for February, ompared with 51 in January, and 25 in February last year; grains and products 40 in February against 45 in January and 28 in February Seen Through a Windshield Floyd County to Hold Yard, Garden Contest CHARLES CITY, April 4.--The Floyd county yard and garden contest which resulted in much interest last year will be held again this, year and will start the first of May according to Mrs. Jay Hillman, home project chairman. A committee has been selected to obtain prizes for the township and county winners. Judges will be selected to score the yards entered at both the beginning and close of the contest. Entry blanks are available at the county agent's office. The closing entry date will be April 25. last year; animal products 57 in February against 68 in January and 69 in February last year; dairy products and eggs 68 in February, 91 to January, and 67 in February last year; unmanufactured tobacco 87 in February, 82 to January, and 79 in February last year; hams and bacon 24 in February, 17 to January, and 17 in February last year; lard 91 in February against 130 in January and 145 in February last year. Fruits continue to stand out to the index figures, with 298 for February, against 346 in January, and 210 in February last year. All index figures compare with a 1909-14 average of 100. Leaves for Kansas. DUMONT-- Mrs. A. B. Atchison, Independence, who has been visiting for some time with her son, Supt. R. H. Atchison and family, left Tuesday morning for Kansas to visit two daughters. By A. P. --Roadside ditch in Floyd county ever full of good black soil from adjoining field--not to be found to the real estate transfers. --Flood creek in south part of Floyd county usually true to name, in March, but now bone dry. --Cyclone cave of cement construction "in farmer's yard, a little far away for hurried use on a. dark night but better than being above ground. --Suspicious drops on windshield indicate that there is still moisture to the air but cannot be made into an all day rain. --Much snow fence rolled up and joining the ranks of the unemployed. 1933-34 goes down in history as a blizzardless winter unless soil can be substituted for snow. --Biggest snow of the winter--a boon to fanners, assuring moisture to sprout seed and start grass. Entire absence of frost boils to roads. Finest winter for motoring to years. --Perceptible lengthening of days, both morning and evening. Old Sol tackling the job of warmrag; up this old earth again. We are all sun worshipers in the spring. --Member of the police force making cabalistic on the tires of parked autos arid occasionally leaving a pressing invitation to a select meeting to be held on Second street southwest not later than 9 a. m. Horse Dies of Lockjaw. A R E D A L E , April 4,--Gerald Creeden, young farmer five miles east of here, lost a valuable horse by lockjaw Monday. DEAD Animals ot All Ktods Removed MasonCityRenderingCo. We pay phone calls, Phone 1098 We Pay More for HIDES AND WOOL --See-" CARL STEIN Beforn You Sell I A MAN ENTERS THE SCHOOL OF EXPERIENCE AS A KID AND HE NEVER LEAVES IT Here's REAL NEWS Experience has taught us how to make expert repairs on every ignition system used in the cars of today. Be sure to bring your car to this Authorized "United Motors Service" for our G. S. D. policy insures your satisfaction. PHONE 494 111 119 SO.DELAWARE AVE. Nursery Stock This Week It will be here toward the end of this week. Field's famous trees and shrubs. Big variety. Fresh, hardy stock. The finest that grows. We 11 have just what you want, and prices rock-bottom. BROODER STOVES $9.75 and $11.95 FIELD'S FAMOUS FARM and GARDEN SEEDS TIMOTHY, per hundred $8.80 SWEET CLOVER, per hundred $6.50 HYBRID SEED CORN Graded, tC OF bushel «pU.t«J Ungraded, bushel $5.25 BED CLOVER, per hundred $16.25 ALFALFA, per hundred $17.90 GARDEN SEEDS Packages and Bulk. A d»1 special, 35 pkgs. for 9 *· CHICK FEED, per hundred ... $2.25 WORK HARNESS See this big A(\ Cf\ special value «pti»«tlU BIG LINE OF AUTO TIRES 4.40-21 for $4.29 4.75-19 for $5.98 AUTO TIKES 32xB-8 ply for trucks FREE TIRE MOUNTING FANCY SELECTED EARLY OHIO fijl QC swir.n POTATOFS. PER HUNDRED V*·«*«·* SEED POTATOES, PER HUNDRED HENRY FIELD SEED STORE 514 South Federal Ave., which is first building south of 1933 COMMUNITY SALE Will be held at the Charles G. An-.cs f-rm at Emery on Highway 106, on Friday, April 6, at 1 P. M. CATTLE: Have several good Shorthorn, Holstein and Guernsey cows, some making and others will be fresh soon. Everything will be described as comes in the ring. Have about 15 head of good Shorthorn steers, weight from 300 to 700 Ibs and 1 Hereford bull, serviceable age. HORSES: Have good work horses, including some young mares, blacks and bays, 1 yr.; 1 7-yr. mare, bred this spring, and is in foal, bred to a purebred Percheron stallion, service fees paid; 1 black gelding, sound and well broke. SHEEP: 10 ewes, 1 year old; 1 sheep, S years old, to Iamb in May. HOGS: Have some brood sows, and several good thrifty feeding pigs listed. MACHINERY: Have 1 gang ilow, 1 18-whecI disc, just about new, good buy for anybody that needs a disc: 1 single row cultivator, 1 Emerson mower, 1 buzz saw, 3 blades, and many other articles too numerous to mention. Anybody having- stock or anything to sell, bring In day of sale. Everything handled with the best of care. Have buyers for horses and all kinds of stock. "WHERE THE BUYERS MEET THE SELLERS" Lunch Served on Grounds at Reasonable Price TERMS, CASH HAROLD AMES. Auctioneer, Phone 6F4, Mason City H. H. CRANE, Clerk, Phone 670, Clear Lake f I

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