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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17 · 1937 . FIFTEEN Better Farms i . Better Roads NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD Better Social Life . . . Better Schools Summary Is Issued on Electrification WASHINGTON, Wj-^The Rural electrification administration reported Wednesday that Iowa has taken the fullest advantage of its program to furnish light and power to farms. A summary showed that on February 11 the state's entire ?1,783,08B allocation for the per- iod ending June 30, 1937 had been apportioned among projects in various stages o£ development over the state. Of these eight were completed or under construction, one was awaiting receipt of bids, and loan contracts had been awarded on 19 others. The projects completed or under construction involved a total expenditure of $746,116, providing foi',711 miles of electric lines serving about 2,484 customers. PUBLIC SALE I will hold an auction sale on farm 4 miles north of Thornton, 9 / 2 miles south of Clear Lake on highway 107 FRIDAY, FEB. 19 AT 1 O'CLOCK FOUR HEAD OF HORSES---1 bay gelding, weight 1600; 1 brown mare, weight IfiOfl; 1 bay gelding, weight 1400; 1 black mare, weight 1300. 20 HEAD OP CATTLE--11 young Holstein cows, high producing herd, 10 milking. 9 head of feeder calves. 200 MIXED CHICKENS, good layers. 4 big geese. 12x16 brooder house, double'floor.' MACHINERY, ETC.--1 De Laval cream separator No. IT, nearly new; 1 Hummer manure spreader; John Dtfere drag and cart; John Deere gang plow; 1 Case gang plow; 1 Osborne 16 wheel disc; 11 foot seeder; 1 Blue Star corn planter; 100 rods wife; 1 Moline beau planter; 1 bob sled and box; 1 wide tire truck wagon with triple box; 1 low wheeled wagon and hay rack; 1 IMcCormick mower, 5-ft.; 1 hand d u m p hay rake; 1 two row corn plow; 1 single row corn plow; 1 wheel burrow grass seeder; 2 sets of harness; 1 Deering grain binder; 1 Case gang plow; 2 cream tanks; chicken waterers and coops; 1 grind stone; 1 gasoline 2 horse engine; some f u r n i t u r e ; some hay; 1 set platform scales; 7 bushels seed corn. L. A. COOK, Owner 1st National Bank, Thornton, Clerk Ora Bayless, Auctioneer Neighborhood Groups Meeting Neighborhood groups throughout Iowa this fall and winter will meet to talk over different views of various economic questions. The above picture shows one group In Carroll county which met regularly last winter. These groups meet to talk over and visit over the questions themselves ralher than listen to prepared lectures or statements. The Iowa State college extension service will supply material giving all views of such questions as "foreign trade," "land policy," "population trends," "consumer demands" and others. Are Parents of Son. LIME SPRINGS--Born to and Mrs. Lloes Eaton an pound son, Monday. Mr. B.A.Reemtsma A U C T I O N E E R Specializing in Farm Sales Ph. 53-F36 Rt. 1, Ventura, la. CARL SHEIMO AUCTIONEER F a r m Sales a Specialty Ph. 33 or 6002, Fertile, Iowa ·--Used Tractors-ONE ROM C R O P STANDARD AND ONE 10-20 I. H. C. IN A-X CONDITION. 722 SOUTH FEDERAL CLOSING OUT SALE As I Am Going to Quit Farming MONDAY, FEB. 22,1937 Sale Starts at 10:30 A. M. and Free Lunch Will Be Served nt. Noon On the C. M. Hayden Stock Farm Located on Highway 18 between Mason Cily and Clear Lake. The first farm west of the County Poor Farm, 30O --Head og Livestock -- 30O 6 -- HEAD OF HORSES -- 6 4 good marcs with foal, 1500 to 1700 Ibs., 5 to 8 years; 1 yearling marc colt; 1 suckling colt. 170 --HEAD OF CATTLE--17® 100 HEAD OF WHITE FACED STEERS CONSISTING OF 22 head S50 to 900 Ibs; 36 head 750 to 800 Ibs.; 15 head B50 to 700 ibs.; 18 head 550 to fiOO Ibs.; 15 head 450 to 500 Ibs.; 14 head 400 tbs. 23 HEAD WHITE FACED HEIFERS, 450 to 800 Ibs.--These feeders are extra fine quality and are in fine shape. 22-HOLSTEIN MILK COWS-22 This Is a well chosen herd and most of them carry papers. II Holstein heifers 2 years old) 6 Holslein heifers, yearlings; 1 Holstein bull. 132 -- HEAD OF HOGS-- 132 32 Spoiled Poland and Hampshire sows to farrow after May 1; 100 feeding pigs, 130 to 170 Ibs.; 1 Hampshire boar with papers. 400 ~- WHITE LEGHORN PULLETS ~ 400 FEED AND SEED 1000 bushels corn; 2000 bushels oats; 2000 bushels oats and barley mixed; 15 ton red clover hay; 20 ton a l f a l f a ; 30 bushels seed corn picked before frost and properly cared for. MACHINERY A complete line of farm machinery for farming 500 acres--2 rag, FarmaJI Tractors with cultivators; 2 new McCormick Deering spreaders; 1 McCormick Deering corn binder; 1 single row corn busker; 2 new wagons w i t h double box; 1 Lclz grinder and c u t t e r ; 1 McCormick Deering tractor; 1-1 ft. disc; 1 Sandwich grain elevator, fine shape; I McCormick Deering grain binder, 8 ft., fine shape; 2 tractor plows; 1 H-in. slat mould board and 1 16-in. slat mould board; self feeders and most, anything else you may need. ARRANGE TO ATTEND THIS SALE ORA BAYLESS, Auct. 1ST NAT. BANK, Clerk Farmers Increasing o Pay on Principals \V. I. Myers, governor of the Farm Credit administration, today cited the fact t h a t (arm mortgage borrowers from the 12 federal land banks and land bank commissioner reduced their debts by paying voluntarily on the principal of their loans during 193B approximately $75,000,000, very little of which was required by law or contract. "This is a very substantial index ot r e t u r n i n g prosperity to agriculture," he declared, "particularly since a large part of the country suffered from drought last year." The payments, according to Ihe governor, included $51,439,000 to the land banks, compared to S41,- 990,000 in 1935 and $23,556,000 to the commissioner in 1936 compared .to $11,955,000 a year earlier. Sale Dates Claimed Notice: A list of Sale Dales Claimed will be printed each Wednesday on the Farm Page. There is no charge for this service, and you are invited to make use of it. Jusl mail the date of your sale, the time and place, and your name to the Globe-Gazette, attention J. B. Scalon, Mason City, la. Feb. 18--1:00 p. m.- Zobel public sale, 4 -John miles north and 1 mile east of Ventura, Iowa. Carl M. Shcimo, And. Feb. 19--12:30 p. m.--Kana- wha Sales Pavilion, Market Day Sale, K a n a w h a , Iowa. H. Brummund, and. and manager. Feb. IS--12:30 p. m.--Clear Lake Auction Co., Liveslock auction, sales pavilion, Clear Lake. Feb. ID--12:30 p. m.--Mrs. Lucy Mertcn, Public Sale, 2 miles south and Z miles west of Garner. B. A. Rcemlsma, Ancl. Feb. 20--1 p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., livestock auction, Webster City, Iowa. Feb. 20--12:30 p. m.--Mrs. B. H. Dankbar, Puhlic Sale, 1 mile north of Garner on Miller road. B. A. Rcem- isma, Auct. Feb. 22--1 p. m.--W. .T. Stork, Public Sale, 1 mile east of Clear take on streetcar line. Jack Roticrtson, Aucl. Feb. 23--1 p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., Horse and Mule auction, Webster City, la. Feb. 23--1:00 p. m.--Mervcl Jones public sale. At R. W. Hemming farm located 2 miles south of Rockwell, Iowa, and 5 /i of a mile east. Feb. 23--1 p. m.--Merle Hill, Public Sale, located 3/. miles southeast of Fertile. 7 miles north of Clear Lake. Carl M. Shelmo, Auct. Feb. 2-1--11 a. m.--W. J. Murphy Sales Corp., livestock tale, Charles City, Iowa. Feb. 24--11:30 a. m.--Lund Sales stables. Horse pale, on highway No. 18, just east of Alason Cily. Feb. 24--i p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Wcbslcr City, Iowa. Feb. 25--11:30 a. m.--Lund Sales Stables, cattle, hoes and sheep sale on highway No. 18, just cast of Mason City. Feb. 25--12 a. m.--Garner Sales Co., Inc., sales pavilion at highways No. 18 and 6D. Feb. 25--1 p. m.--Ben Bakken, Public Sate. 5 miles northwest of Northwond. Carl M. Sbclmo, Auct. Feb. 25--1 ji. m.--Mr. Bart- lelt. Public Sale, 1 m i l e north of Manly. Cart M. Shctmo, Auct. CALLS FOR LAND DEFENSE AS NEW FARM PROGRAM H. H. Bennett, Chief of Soil Conservation Service, Makes Address. The United States is entering n new era of land use in which the originally p r e v a i l i n g system of land exploitation is being replaced by a system of land defense, H. H. Bennett, chief of the soil conservation service, declared in an address delivered at Iowa Stale college. "Land defense based on sound nethods of soil and water conser- ·ation," he said, "is as necessary for the c o n t i n u i n g welfare of the nation as the protection of our shores from possible invasion. Accelerated soil erosion presents Mie n a t i o n with a physical land crisis of enormous importance to the continuing welfare of agriculture in particular and to the entire social and economic structure in general." Although the primary purpose of erosion control is the preservation of (he country's soil resources, widespread application of conservation practices can have a definitely beneficial bearing on the three-fold problem of dust storms, drought and floods, Bennett asserted. A g r i c u l t u r a l measures which increase the absorptiveness of the soil and make denser the vegetative cover, lie said, will a l l e v i a t e the i n t e n s i t y of drought conditions and prevent dust storms. tend to Conservation Needed. Discussing the recent disastrous flood in the Ohio Valley, Bennett pointed out the importance of soil and water conservation work in the reduction of flood crests. The n a t u r a l drainage systems of the country, he stated, have been increasingly overtaxed in recent years by the addition of millions of new, man-made tributaries. Guihos, roadside ditches, drainage channels, and furrows between crop rows r u n n i n g up and down, instead of on the contour of sloping land, are examples of these new tributaries. The excessive discharge of water from these artificial tributaries, together with the accelerated run-oft accompanying soil erosion lias done much, he said to accent u a t e the intensity of floods Advancing soil erosion, he explained exposes the less absorptive subsoii . in t u r n , produces furthe erosion. According lo Bennett, thi .......... -ii«_it WJIILH V(lti DC broken only by the introduction ·* " J t l l c i l l LI U U U U L l O n r l l l U L l l U y U I ot tnnd-usc measures designed to Diego, Cal. PRODUCTION AND PRICES OF MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS nn The above chart illustrates the f l e x i b i l i t y of I n d u s t r y in adjusting production to meet ilccreasecl demand from consumers. In 1329 when prices started to droll, manufacturers cut their production 60 per cent. licld industrial prices up to within about 20 per cent of their pre-dcprcsslon level. At the same time, however, agricultural pruductio'n Increased as farmers sought to offset the effect of falling prices, according to A. N. Olson, county agent. The surpluses they built up, coupled with fading export markets, served only to depress prices still more. From 1929 to 19.12, f a r m prices fell 55 per cent while prices of Industrial prodticls dropped only about 20 ier ceiif. In 1935 f a r m production was dropping and prices were going uji. As prices of manufactured products started upward industrial activity was Increased. One of the purposes of the farm program, while p r i m a r i l y to conserve soil resources, Is to help balance production with profitable demand. slow down run-off and check erosion. · No Easy Panacea. Emphasizing lhat there is no easy panacen for flood control and lhat the negligence of more than - century could not be remedied in a year or two, Bennett stated ,, , ,, . c1 .,,,..;,,,,,, that widesnrnsid a n n l i c a l i n n anri ~ T . W 9 * ood . Silma! iia TM that widespread application and combination of proper land management with upstream and downstream engineering work, carried on continuously in a longtime program, would not only reduce the volume and velocity of run-off, but would control the waters more effectively after they h a v e accumulated in stream channels. Reviewing the work of the Soil Conservation service d u r i n g the past three years, Bennett pointed out that erosion control operations are now going forward on more than 540 project areas in 43 states. More t h a n 30 d i f f e r e n t methods of land treatment, he said, are in use to fit the widely varying conditions ot soil, topography, climate, erosion and type of agriculture. Goes to San Diego. TIONKA -- Raymond Heifner was called to fort Dodge Sunday for examination for the United . i ; «^^ (juvt: suuscni iui trAumiaauun 101 me uniieu ana leads to quickened run-off States navy. He was accepted and V '" ' sent to DCS Moines where Monday m o r n i n g he was installed as o f f i . . --"'rt *" " J ^ . l l l u l l , I J I 1 S l l J U I U I J I J i 11^ \V1?| I I I S L l I ] [t?(l as O I l l -a vicious circle which can be cer in charge of 23 other recruits ikon rvnio Kir 11,,, .·,,* .». _ . * .1 T · i . . n and they entrained at once for San PUBLIC SALE As I am coinir to move In a smaller farm I want fo sell part of my property and w i l l have a Public Sale al Ihe GOOI-RC W. Brett farm located on ISIh Street S. E., Mason Citr, abocil 1 mile easl of Federal Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 P. M. .1 HORSES, Z mares and 1 K cldinfr. 10 HEAD CATTLE--5 cows, some fresh and cithers to freshen soon; and 5 heifers. FARM M A G H I N K R Y , ETC.--4 sniffle row corn plows; 1 double row corn plow; 1 sod breaker plow; 1 11-fl. seeder; 1 corn binder; 4-sccllon drag; drag cart; 8-fl. disc; manure spreader; 2 corn planters; 3 wagons; 1 hay ruck; 1 disc plow; G II. P. sras cnRlne; 2 oilier pas engines; John Dnerc corn picker, nearly new; 1 International feed grinder; 2 broadcast seeders; .Tohn Deere Kane: plow; 1 Emerson mower; I siilltv earl; 1 rip saw; 1 new Superior f a n n i n g mill; 1 Fnrri truck; 1 set harness; 1 5-ton platform scale; and many oilier articles loo numerous lo m e n t i o n . TERMS: Cash or make arrangements wllh elerk. Ora Bayless, Auct. United Home Bank Trust Co.. Mason City. Clerk The undersigned will hold a Public Sale al Ihe farm located 1 mile east of Clear Lake on street car line, on Monday,Feb.22 at a p.m. HORSES--1 matched Iiair of bay mares, weight 3,000. 13 HEAD CATTLE--6 milk cows, some fresh, others fresh soon; 1 Shorthorn cow and 5 Guernsey cows; 2 Guernsey heifers coming 2 years old; 2 Guernsey heifers comlmr 1 year old; 2 Guernsey hulls, 9 months old; 1 w i n t e r calf. T HKAD PUREBRED DUROC B11OOD SON'S--Sired by Alas- fnrjiiccK and bred to Balancer Model, son of Perfect Balancer, Grand Champion Iowa Stale Fair 11)36. Bred for latter part of March farrow. FARM MACHINERY--B foot McC'nrmick binder; 5 foot Deer- Ing mower; 10 foot McCormick hay rake; ] John Deem corn plow, single row; 1 8-ft. disc; 1 IG-In. riding plow; 15-foot steel powder harrow; 1 manure spreader; 1 farm wagon, triple box; boh sled; hay rack; 1 set harness; 1 7(10-1!). scales; cream separator, like new; 1 2-whefil trailer, etc. Some straw; about iy., tons silage; some yellow seed corn- white gold seed polatocs. Few Leghorn Hens; broader house 7 fl. by IS ft.; 1 kerosene brooder; 1 garden plow; 100 feel garden iuisc: 1 Inwn mower; 6 oiiart glass churn; No. 10 meat grinder. HOUSEHOLD GOODS--Voss piano; V i c t o r t a l k i n g machine; ice box In good condition; .1 complete beds; 3 dressers; 1 d i n i n g room suite; 3 rockers; 1 ovcrslnffcd Bet; library table; kllchcn table; 4 kitchen chairs: kitchen cabinet; kerosene heating stove; porch swing; 150 f r u i t jars; 1 double- harrel hammerlcss shotgun; and other articles too unmcrous to mention. TERMS: Cash. No property to he removed from premises u n t i l settled for. W. J. STORK, Owner .Tacit Robertson, A u r l . 1st Nat. Bank, Clnar I.akc, ClerU Seen Through a Windshield --By A. P. clothing, just north ot /arm Nora Springs, pulling the Farm Page editor and his car out of a d r i f t that he unintentionally into. butted --Curious, wind carved, scalloped d r i f t s on snowbanks completely hiding the snow fence t h a t caused them. -Perils of. Hislomobiling, Two trucks meeting on the main highway; but outside wheels so much higher because of the ice that the tops ot the trucks scraped each other, doing considerable damage. --Fickle February weather. Much like that little girl with the cur" on her forehead, "When she was good She was very good And when she was bad She was horrid. Your Federal Income Tax fin. 14. Deductions fnr Pro- fassion Elaxpenses. all necessary expenses incurred i the p u r s u i t of his profession These include the cost of supplies used in his practice, o f f i c e rent cost of light, wnter, fuel and tele- S.UUL ju.-iu ucuuu* p u i n u n g nui u phone in his office, the hire of of' the subject of governmental rec (ice assistants, and expenses paid ganizalion now is before congn in the operation and repair oi an would make any pu u l : " automobile, based upon the pro- unwise at tins time. portion of time it is used in mak- FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER Daily Lenten Devotional Prepared by TJr. Willard L. Spcrry for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. Second Week---"An Eternity of Thought." Wednesday, Feb. 17. "I must go on my way today, and tomorrow, a n d t h e , day following." Read Luke 13| 131-35. It would b« I hard tn find any account nf hu- | man life morn cynical t h a n t h a t w h i c h S h a k e s p e ara puts i n t o t h e mouth of Mac| both: "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, a n d tomorrow, Creeps in (his petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And nil our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Life's a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and. fury. Signifying nothing." Thet-e lines are the essence oC all irreligion. Over against Macbcth's cynicism one m i g h t put l h a t phrase of a I n f e r poet, who found, as ha grew older, t h a t his days were "bound each to each by n a t u r a l piety." He has here identified one of the characteristics of religion; it unifies life, saves it from f a l l - ing a p a r t and into a chaos of im- correlated happenings. We must beware of living "just for today." That is, at best, R. Christian half-truth. A religion* man never lives for today, nor day by day, but from day to day. How strongly we feel in the text above the days of Jesus' lite bound each to each. Prayer: Vouchsafe unto us, O Lord, through all the years of. our l i f e the assurance that thou art their beginning and their ending. G u i d e us in this faith from day to day to the end that what was conceived by thee may also be f u l f i l l e d in thee: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Decline Comment on Making New Branch WASHINGTON, W--Agricul- t u r e d e p a r t m e n t representatives declined comment on a suggestion by eastern Iowa cattle feeders A professional man may deduct t h a t a d m i n i s t r a t i o n nt the packer and stockyards act be vested in .. separate branch ot the department. They expressed belief t h a t recent i n s t r u c t i o n s pointing nut that reor- would make any p u b l i c comment .At present the act is adminis- ing professional calls or for o t h e r i ' e r e d by a d i v i s i o n of the bureau of a n i m a l industry. A s e p a r a t e branch until several years ago, it was joined with the bureau of animal i n d u s t r y because' of w h a t were considered similar functions in connection with other marketing acts. professional purposes. Many physicians use their residences both as their o f f i c e s and their homes. In such instance the p h y s i c i a n may deduct as n business expense Die rental value of the rooms occupied for o f f i c e purposes if he actually pays rent, ant! also the cost of l i g h t and heat furnished these rooms. Also, he may deduct a portion of the wages paid domestic servants wtiosc time is partly occupied in caring for these rooms. Membership dues in professional societies arc deductible. Physicians and dentists who keep in their w a i l i n g rooms current magazines and newspapers for the benefit of their patients may deduct this item as a business expense. The cost of professional journals for Hie taxpayer's own use is also a deductible item. The cost of technical books is not a deductible item, being a capital e x p e n d i t u r e , but a propor- t i o n a t e a m o u n t for each year'. 1 ; depreciation of the books may be deducted. Depreciation may also be taken on o f f i c e f u r n i t u r e and equipment. Insurance Secretary nounccd no Wallace has an- npinion on another of the feeders' suggestions, t h a t he appoint a committee to investigate and make recommcnria linns to correct "violent day-by-day fluc- t u a t i o n s in t e r m i n a l livestock m a r k e t prices." Dr. A. G. Black, head nf tha agricultural ecnnomirs b u r e a u , said the bureau "has a u t h o r i t y tn do research work in regard to cattle prices and is doing it constantly." on office or other professional e q u i p m e n t and l i a b i l i t y insurance may be deducted. A premium paid for automobile liability insurance should be apportioned and t h a t part of the premium a t t r i b u t a b l e to business may be deducted as x business expense. Kanawha Sales Pavilion Al K a n a w h a , Iowa, Located 12 Miles South nf Brllt on H i g h w a y No. I l l FRI0AY, FEBRUARY 19 STARTING AT 12:30 P. M. 25 H E A D OF HORSES--All ages and weights. Will have some good young marcs in fnal. Also work horses and colls. 150 HEAD OF CATTLE--A n u m b e r of eood milk cows, some good springing heifers. All kinds of stackers and feeders. Plenty of b u t c h e r slock. Several good y o u n g bulls of various breeds. I n c l u d i n g one high grade y o u n g Hereford bull, 1 'I m o n t h s old, 100 H E A D OF FEEDER PIGS, 60 lo ISO pounds. 2S HEAD OF GOOD EWES -- CHICKEN'S, variou. breeds. This market ranks among the best ant! you don't have to be. a f r a i d to bring your livestock here. Please gel y o u r slock In early. Phone 11 B, K a n a w h a H. K R U M M U N l ) , Auctioneer ami Munatrcr

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