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FOURTEEN. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17 · 1937 Better Farms . . .Better Roads NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD STUDY PLAN FOR FEDERAL AID ON FARM HIGHWAYS $25,000,000 Available foi Feeder Road Building in States. State highway departments are to select a system of secondary or feeder .roads for improvement with federal assistance, according to an announcement by the secretary of agriculture. Rules and regulations were issued governing the expenditure of $25,000,000 of federal aid for secondary roads apportioned last December to the various states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The federal funds are to be administered by the - bureau of public roads in co-opralion with ·the state highway departments. The federal funds must be matched by equal amounts of state funds and are for expenditure on secondary highway construction projects initiated by the various state highway departments and approved by the secretary of agriculture. The funds become available .Tuly 1 for payment to the states for completed work, and remain available for two years. Define Highways. The regulations define secondary or feeder roads as including farm-to-market roads, mine-to- market roads, rural free delivery mail roads, public school bus routes, and other important secondary roads. To qualify for this assistance each State must selecl a system of important secondary highways not to exceed 10 percent of its highway mileage. The " s e l e c t i o n of roads to be included in this secondary highway planning survey in each stale, and the federal funds for secondary highways can be expended only on this system. Until such a system is designated, projects may be approved where it may reasonably be anticipated that the roads constructed will become part of the designated system. The secondary highway systems will be essentially rural in character, the official statement says, although .within municipalities sections linking important secondary, highways with other main highways may be included. Highways now parts of the federal-aid highway system or that are likely to be ndded to it cannot be included in the secondary system. Benefits Desired. A wide distribution of benefits in each state is desired. To accomplish this the chief of the bureau o£ public roads is authorized to determine the minimum percentage of counties in which the funds authorized for any one or more fiscal years shall be used. This percentage is to apply in each state. The regulations emphasize that all work done must be consistent with traffic needs. ^Grading and drainage as first stage construction will be acceptable providing the state agrees to place surfacing or to improve the roadbed later. The regulations specify that the states must maintain in satisfactory condition all roads improved with the federal funds. Highway planning surveys that will supply all information needed in selecting secondary road systems are well under way in 40 states, and in many, field work is nearing completion. These surveys are being made co-operatively by the state highway departments and the bureau of public roads and are being financed largely with federal funds. Visit In Vinton. ALEXANDER--Mrs. Jelto Eden . is visiting her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Chandler, in Vinton. One 2-Ycar-OlJ Angus Bull for Sole Plenty of Spring Bull Calves C. M. Schumacher Phone IOF20 Thornton, lawn WANTED HIDES WOOL HIGHEST FRICES PAID Wolf Bros., Inc. 308 FIFTH ST. S. Vf. See Bbomhower Hdw. FARM BUREAU NEWS * * * - * * A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo -- County Organization. TO CHOOSE BEST 4-H CLUB BOYS Winners of Contest" Will Represent Iowa at National Camp. County and state contests to choose Iowa's outstanding 4-H club boy and girl will be held again this year. Winners of this contest will have the opportunity ot representing the 4-H club members of Iowa in the national camp to be held in Washington, D. C., in June. Expenses will be paid. County contests will be held in the various counties for the purpose of selecting the outstanding boy and girl of each county to compete for state-wide honors. To Submit Books. Record books will be submitted by entrants and judges will make their choice on the basis of all- around ability, merit and leadership rather than solely on the basis of competitive winnings, although the latter will be taken into consideration. Each county will select its own winners through the county club committees and other disinterested citizens working as a judging committee. It is suggested that these selections should be made not later than March 25 and that record books of county winners should be in the hands of the Contest Editor, Register and Tribune, Des Moines, Iowa, not later than April 15. Entries in each county should be made with the county agent or club agent. All club members active in 4-H club work in 1937 are eligible, The following scorecard is proposed as suitable for use in scaring entries in the county and state contests. 1. Initiative and ability to lead and work with others--25. 2. Application in a practical way of the lessons learned in club work--25. 3. Faithfulness and ability to accept responsibility--20. 4. Participation and record in competitive events--15. 5. Neatness, arrangement and completeness of report booklet-10. 6. Health and personal appear- ince--5. Contestant Must Write. Reports should be prepared in iooklet form using sheets of let- erhead size paper (8'A by 11 nches), written in ink or type- svritten on one side ot the page inly and bound together neatly. The writing of this report must be done by the contestant. The report booklet should be prepared covering the following points: 1. Name of contestant, address ind date of birth. 2. Photograph of contestant. 3. Letters of recommendation covering following: (a)ability to work with others; (b) attitude, personal appearance, club ideals; (c) initiative; (d) health. 4. Record for every year in club work. 5. Local programs. 6. List of member's activities and activities ot his or her club (tor each year covered in contest). 7. Story of "My Club Work and What It Has Meant to Me" (in member's own language). 8. Kodak pictures of work and activity. 9. Clippings (telling of club activities). 10. If this docs not cover all ac- ivities, create other sections. In addition to the above, it is suggested that each book entered n the state contest contain a concise summary of the contestant's 4-H club record and activities. This should summarize concisely n/ormation requested in 1, 4 and i above. FARM BUREAU OFFIOKRS H. M. Hall , President H. A. LudMnan Vice President S. A. Mathre Sccrclary Shirley s. Slaniield Treasurer FARM BUREAU DIRECTORS Grant Howard Cash, Clear Lake Lincoln Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Lime Creek..Leslie VanNote, llason Cily Falls Paul H. Matzen. Mason Cily Clear Lake Walter Wood, Clear Lake Lake A. H. StDil, Clear Lake Mason Elear 2. Haicht. Mason Cily Portland Paul Spoils, Nora Springs Union H. F. Miner. Clear Lake Mount Vernon..J. C. Oehltrt. Clear Lake Bath Cecil tL Avise, Rockwell Owen F. L. Thompson, Rockford Grimes Richard James, Thornton Pleas. Valley..Clarence UHlm. Swaledale Gcncsco... f r a n k Kirk, Rockwell Dougherty Barney Dougherty, Dougherty HOME PHOJECT CHAIRMAN Grant Mrs. Ernest Carr. Clear Lake Lincoln. Mrs. Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Lime Creek ......Mrs. Peter Frahm, Mason City Falls Mrs. Martin Hendrickson, Nora Springs: Clear Lake Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake Lake....Mrs. Ben Skadeland. Clear Lake Mason Mrs. George Holt, Mason City Portland . . . ...Mrs. A. B. Bracked, Nora Sprinps Union- Mrs. Hugh Strain, Ventura Mt. Vernon .. Mrs. J. H. Richardson, Clear Lake Balh Mrs. Cecil Avise, Rockwell Owen Mrs. John Curran. Mason City Grimes Mrs. Carl Floy, Thornton Pleasant Valley Mrs. Clarence Rawson, S h e f f i e l d Geneno.'. Mrs. Will Brims, Sheffield Dougherty Mrs. E. G. Dougherty, Dougherty County Home Project Chairman Mrs. E. P. DeGraw. Mason City Chairman Boys' Club Commitlee.... Earl M. Dean. Mason City Chairman Girls' Club Commiltee . . . . Mrs. Earl M. Dean Publicity Committee-R. M. Hall, Mrs. R. Furlcigh. Leigh Curran. Acting County Agent...Andrew N. Olson Coumy Club Agent Paul Henderson Home Demonstration Agent · · · · : · - Florence Zolllnger Office Assistant.... .Gencvieve M. Smith O f f i c e sn Federal Blrl*.. Mason City The club is to meet the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be an all day session at the Frank Kirk home with the husbands as guests at a pot luck dinner. Rural Young Peoples Forum Holds Meeting On Wednesday evening, the erro Gordo County Rural Young People's Forum met at the Y. M. A., at 8 o'clock. At the business meeting Evron Karges explained the Double Y club and suggesled that a joint meeting be held at a date to be decided on later. A motion was nade and carried to that effect. Mary Ellen Galaghan, Joss Rippert, Ruth Stilwell and Willis Weyrauch were on the committee appointed to meet with Mr. Karges. Ben Curran introduced the fol- owing persons on the program: Jongs, Clint Diercks; reading, Ethyl Buss; talk on criminal in- 'estigation, Slieriff Tim Phalen. The committee in charge of the 'rogram consisted of Ben Curran, Ed Stevens and Lehman Ander;on. Harmony Club Formed by Farm Women Group ROCKWELL -- The Harmony club has been orgnni/.ed by a group of farm women who met at the O. E. Mullen home. Mrs. Mullen gave the second follow up lesson on "Cost of Adequate Meals," Aunt Jane Has A Big Surprise A VALENTINE STORY By ARTHUR PICKFORD It had been a long, cold winter with the thermometer hovering around zero and quite often below it. The snow blew first one way and then another and Uncle Hiram was practically snowbound. It was so deep that the auto could not get out to the highway and his team was not, shod so it was unsafe to take them on to the road. He had a bobsled, but about all he used it for was to haul out manure when he could not run the spreader and to get a jag ot straw for bedding for the hog pens and the sheep shed. · He had got so lately that he left the car out at the end of the lane and they walked up from the road to the house, Hiram carrying most of the bundles. Sometimes they had to carry a kettle of hot water, out to the car so as to get a few explosions preparatory to going to town. Every time the wind blew the track in the lane was filled again. It Was Feb. 14. Generally, they went to town on Saturday and this particular Saturday' was so fine and warm that Hiram began to hope the cold spell was broken nnci that spring might be on the way. Of course it was still February. "Let's see," said Hiram, "what day is this?" "The thirteenth," promptly replied Aunt Jane. She was good at remembering. "Do you know what day tomorrow is?", she asked. "Why, I suppose it ought to be the fourteenth 'cording to that," said Hiram. "Aw! Men are so dumb," said Aunt Jane; and then neither of them spoke for sometime; but it dawned on Hiram after awhile that tomorrow was Valentine's day. · He hadn't sent a valentine for a long time. Not that he did not think a good deal of his wife but "shucks! Valentines are for young folks." He had a notion at one time that he would buy her a Valentine --a good one, but he was kind of ashamed to go in and ask for one --a good one. He wouldn't buy a cheap one for her. And then, when they got to town, he went his way and she hers, so as to get the trading done soon and they could get back by chore time. Hiram was no man to hang around town when it was near chore time. And in the hurry of the last few minutes he clean forgot his intention about the Valentine. Hiram 'Remembers. Sometime towards morning, he was awakened by the wind blowing hard. He thought about the stock in the barn and the sheds and he felt glad that they were all bedded down good with straw. He wasn't the kind of a farmer that could enjoy a good bed and remember the stock was shivering. And while he was thinking, he remembered about that Valentine. He really had intended to get her one--a good one. Somehow, it 17 COUNTIES ARE CHOSEN FOR TVA STUDY IN IOWA Demonstrations to Be Held in Co-Operation With Federal Agency. AMES--Seventeen Iowa counties in which TVA phosphate demonstrations will be conducted in co-operation with the federal government during the next five years were announced today by H. K, Bliss, director of the extension service at Iowa Stale college. The counties are: Tama, Benton, Po\veshiek, Iowa, Winneshiek, Al- lamaliee, Fayette, Clayton; Scott, Appanoose, Lee, Union, Audubon, Harrison, Hamilton, Clay and Floyd. The first eight counties named comprise the two 4-county soil associations in east central and northeastern Iowa. Counties Selected. Counties have been selected on the basis of reports made by nean- ty agents with the assistance of county soils committees and officers of farm organizations and have been tentatively approved by officials of the Tennessee Valley .authority. They also were selected to give a variety o£ tests on different soils and in different types of farming areas. The demonstrations in Iowa will be supervised by a committee headed by Director Bliss -and including W. F. Watkins, extension agronomist; L. G. Allbaugh, farm management specialist; Hex Beresford, extension animal husbandman, and C. H. VanVlack, extension agricultural engineer. Bruce Kilpatrick, extension agronomist, is doing the field in connection with establishing the demonstrations. The Tennessee Valley Authority will provide phosphate produced in its experimental plant at Muscle Shoals for use on the farms where demonstrations are conducted. All fertilizers will be applied to soil building or conserving crops, such as legumes and grasses. To Sign Agreement. Each co-operating farmer will sign a 5-year agreement to carry out a soil management program which is adapted to his farm. An average of 8 or 10 farms a county will be selected. A number of counties already have held township or community meetings to elect committees which will designate the farms and other counties are starting such meetings this week. Director Bliss explained that the program is intended not only to determine and demonstrate the value of phosphate and the best methods ot using the fertilizer but also to determine effects on livestock, land, type of farming and income. "Guinea Pig" Counties to Be in Tests Plans Announced by AAA for Different Uses of Program, WASHINGTON, (,^p)_Tl,e agricultural adjustment administration is completing-its plans to test a variety o£ /arm program differences in so-called "guinea pig 1 ' counties, including Tama county, Iowa. Farms in the selected counties in a number of states will try out variations in practices next spring. Results obtained will be studied with a view to shaping a future agricultural adjustment plan. Director F. G. Elliott of the program planning division, said the list of counties in which the experimental plans will be conducted probably will be announced later this month. To Work Out Plan. In each of these counties the program variation to be tried will be worked out by representatives of the AAA and the county conservation committee from suggestions made by farmers themselves and approved by the agricultural department. The Iowa experimental county | group has suggested a plan involving a limitation on corn and other intertilled crop acreages together with a requirement thnt a certain percentage of the land be seeded to pasture and various legumes. While the plans will vary among the counties, AAA representatives emphasized, it is their intention that all be kept within the "limits and the spirit" of the general 1937 agricultural conservation program. Results Interesting-. Because of the uncertainty over the nature of any 1938 or future agricultural adjustment programs, the results of the county experiments will be p£ particular interest, officials said. The trial programs, they agreed, should show "what regulations are practicable and what aren't," so that "changes can be made on the basis of these experiences." Iowa agriculturalists urged an intertilled crop plan as applied particularly -to corn limitation, before the department announced its 1937 program. Farmers Are Guests. CLARION--An annual event of the Rotary club at which the farmers of the community are guests was held Monday evening at Hotel Moore. A 6:30 o'clock dinner was served, after which the following program was presented- Vocal solo, Kirk Draheim; tap dance, Charles Shupe and Phillip Littlefield; a bull fight in Mexico described by George Richards, and a three reel moving picture of Alaskan scenes by Hal E. Smith. The ladies doubtless know best, but we remember some mighty pretty ones who achieved their make-up with nothing more than soap and water.--Waterloo Courier. spoiled the rest of the night for him. He was up early and out doing chores. There are always more chores to do on a stormy morning than when it is warm and fair. The horses nickered to him as he entered the barn, the cows mooed and the calves bawled for their milk; and every animal on the place knew him as the source of food supply. He would feed them all and then go on in to breakfast. It wouldn't matter if he was a little late this morning. They would not be going anywhere today. And as he walked here and there, that Valentine kept coming to his mind. He wished he hadn't forgotten it. Maybe he could do something yet. Hart to Wail. When he got into the house and tiad washed his face and hands he went into the front room and was fussing around the secretary and the bookcase until Aune Jane got impatient about the breakfast. "Come on," she cried. "Everything's getting cold." "Just a minute," said Uncle Hiram. "Got a little writing to do." And then he came out into the kitchen and laid an envelope beside her plate and sat down. "What's this?" she said, tearing open the envelope. Inside was a sheet of paper with a geranium blossom pinned to it and a little verse that read: "The love of age Is like old wood to burn; The flame is not so fierce But lasteth long." She looked at it a moment, Ihcn tears came into her eyes and she rose up and flung her arms around Hiram'* neck and kissed lim. · . . BELIEVE IT OR NOT (Apologies to Ripley) An egg was laid by a While Leghorn hen, on the Roy Harmon farm, four miles east of Plymouth, that measures 3 inches by 7 inches in circumference. It weighs 4 ounces. There is n smaller egg inside the large one,--"believe it or not." Visit at Minneapolis. ALEXANDER--Franz and Hex Aldinger and Cecil Hodemeyer went to Minneapolis Sunday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Aldinger. IOWA LIVESTOCK ON FARMS DOWN IN VALUE, CLAIM Fewer Heads Than Year Ago, Says Carl, Agricultural Statistician. DES MOINES, fP) -- Federal Agricultural Statistician Leslie M. Carl said Wednesday per head values of Iowa livestock on farms averaged slightly lower than a y"ear ago. He pointed out there were fewer head of livestock on Iowa farms, compared with Jan. 1 n year ago and the farm value of livestock was reduced in line with the reduction in number. The inventorial number of hogs, Carl said, was 6,525,000, a reduction of 10 per cent from a year ago but 4 per cent above the number on farms two years ago. The number, however, was only about two-thirds of the total on Iowa farms prior to the droughts of 1934 and 1936, he added. Carl placed the total farm value of hogs for Jan. 1, 1937, at $101,504,001) compared with $114,313,000 last year, and the average value per head at $15.60, compared with $15.80 last year. Number Reduced. While the total number of all cattle .on Iowa farms was estimated at 4,335,000, a 7 per cent reduction from a year ago, milk cow numbers, 1,502,000 head, were only 2 per cent below the previous year, he said. Number of calves and heifers was reduced more, he added, and the reduction in feeding cattle -was "very sharply reduced" i n . t h e western section of the state. The statistician placed the farm value ot all cattle at 5155,681,000, compared with $171,476,000 a year ago and the per- head value at $35.90 compared with $36.80 last year. While the per head value of milk cows remained unchanged at $51 per head, total farm value of milk cows was $76,602,000 compared with $78 183,000 a year ago. "Although colt numbers have been increasing the last three years old horses are dying at a more rapid rate and total numbers on Iowa farms this year, 867,000 head, are 18,000 head or two per cent below the previous year," Carl's report stated. Under Two Years. "The number of all colts under two years of age," the report said, "was 118,000 head, compared with 110,000 on Jan. 1, 1936. "The total farm value of all horses was placed at $81,238,000 J. M. "Jack" Robertson A U C T I O N E E R Specialty is Purebred Livestock and Farm Sales. PHONE 2019 MASON CITY WATCH FOR OUR OPENING COLD STORAGE We will have individual .lockers--all new and sanitary-conveniently located on the first floor. 7]1 South Federal For Reservations Phone 743 "The World's Best Overall". . . Union Made longer wearing, to rip or snag... than ever before These aren't mere claims, they're facts -- backed up by carefully conducted scientific tests. T h e new, i m p r o v e d d e n i m from which Oshkosh B'Gosh are now made has been put to every possible kind of laboratory test- tearing tests, friction tests, grab tests -- and in all of them it has proved itself stronger than any blue denim previously known. Now we invite you to put them to the final No Inmmo in Prkn test -- the test of every day wear. You will find they pass this test as easily as the other tests. They will give you longer wear, more satisfaction andgreater overall economy than ever before. Get to Know $159 this year. The per head value at 5105 compares with S108 a year ago. Horse prices have increased rather sharply since the low point of $55 per head on Jan. 1, 1932." While the number of. mules on Iowa farms, 67,000 head, was the same as a year ago, their total farm value was placed at $7,891,000, compared with $8,082,000 -a year ago, the report showed. Average per head was $118 this year and $121 last. The low point in farm value of mules was on Jan. 1, 1932 and 1933, the per head valuation being $64 each year, the report noted. Total number of all sheep and lambs on Iowa farms was estimated at 1.567,000 this year, compared with 1,713,000 head last yeai and 1,943,000 two years ago, the report said. Numbers Reduced. "The reduction in Jnn. 1 sheep numbers in the past two years is due to a large decrease in numbers of western lambs being fed on Iowa farms," the report stated. "The number totaled 750 000 two years ago, 460,000 last year and 360,000 head on Jan. 1, 1937. "The total number of stock sheep on farms this January at 1,216,000 head, compares with 1,- 2 53,000 a year ago. The total val- WANTED Hides Wool l i t 6th S. W. Phone 470 Better Social Life . . . Better Schools nation of all sheep was $ 1 0 2 1 0 - noo this year and $12,255,000 a year ago and is based on a per head valuation of $6.50 for Jan 1 1937 and $7.20 last year" Used Machinery Several Good Used Grinders 1--Used G. P. Tractor, in good shape, Reconditioned Disc Harrows. Reconditioned Tractor and Horse Plows. 1--Model "A" Tractor. 1--1 Vi Horse Power Int e r n a t i o n a l Gas Engine. Z--10-20 McCormick- Deering Tractors, cheap. 2--John Deere Model D T r a c t o r s , reconditioned. 1--18-36 Hart-Parr Tractor, Also Fordson Tractors, cheap. CERRO GORDO I M P L E M E N T CO. Phone 444 115 Eighth SI. S. E. THE MASTER SERIES B R O O D E R with "MICRO-TEM" Valve and "VULCAN SILENT" Burner Special Feature! The Heat Collector Saves! All heat from top, passing it direct to Brooding area. This feature exclusive on Hudson Brooders. An Exceptional Value at 17 95 Olhrr Si/cs S10.D5 Up Safety -- Efficiency -- Dependability-- Convenience Van NESS -iH-i Q LIvtR Smoother Power-Less Vibration- Easier Riding-A Pleasure To Drive Witk its six cylinders giving overlapping power--and a decreased intensity of individual power impulses--the motor in the new Row Crop "70". runs more smoothly and with leas vibration than a two or ifour-cylinder engine. You'll really enjoy driving it. There's less wear and tear on both, driver and tractor. With, finger-tip control-- ' planting and cultivating equipment mounted in full view of the operator--and plowing with, two 14-inch bases under ordinary soil conditions, at over 4 miles an hour --you'll get a tig day's work done easier and quicker.\ There's more time left for other jobs--more-hours to Jive! There are two "70's"--one operating most economically on 70 octane gasoline--and the other on kerosene or distillate--neither a combination makeshift. Come in and see these sensational new- Bow Crop "70V--with a complete line of mounted listing, busting, planting and cultivating equipment. Farm Equipment Supply 722 South Federal Phone 105S

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