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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 25 · 1936 uJ NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS . . . Better Schools (THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD) ACREAGE IN CORN MAY BE REDUCED BY SOIL PROJECT New Plan Would Cut Amount From 9,525,000 to 8,570,000 Acres. DES MOINES, (UP)--Iowa's ccm acreage will be reduced from 9,025.000 to aproximately 8,570,000 acres if the government's new soil conseiTation plan is successful in its major objectives, and Iowa farmers will benefit in the sum of approximately $30,000,000 during the first vear. " Leslie M. Carl, federal statistician for Iowa said that the state now has approximately 9,525,000 acres devoted to production of corn. Would Deplete Soil. Under the conservation plan, Carl pointed out, corn would be considered a soil-depleting group, along with oats, wheat, barley,.rye, soybeans, buckwheat and sugar beets. In general, Iowa farmers would be required to shift 15 per cent of their corn acreage, or 1,285,800 acres to soil building crop. Mechanics of the proposed change are to be discussed in detail at a meeting in Ames, March 27-28. Ralph M. Evans, chairman of the state corn-hog board of review; Ralph Smith, Newton, secretary of the board, and Hervey Hazen, Denmark, a member, are to attend with other officials. Details to Be Given. Details of the program's application in Iowa will be given by Claude Wickard, chief of the corn-hog section of the old agricultural adjustment administration, and Joe Reed, another AAA official, according to Evans. " H. C. Aaberg, assistant state secretary of agriculture, told the United Press today that Iowa's benefits under the program are expected to approximate $30,000,000 the first year of operation under the new farm program. Heifers, .Cows Bring Average of $135.60 at Sale in Waterloo WATERLOO, -UP)--Heifers and cows averaged $135.60 in the spring consignment sale of Iowa Holstein breeders in Waterloo Tuesday afternoon. A cow from the L. C. Lenth herd of Elkader went to the Polk county farm at $180. Floyd Schwab, Winterset. bought one from Paul Stewart, Maynard, for $175. Robert and Frank Decker, Clarence, bought two bulls at $160 each from Schrier brothers of Indianola and I C. Hastings of Garner. An 8 months old calf from the Maytag herd of Newton was sold to E. M. Santman, Dysart, for S105. F A R M B U R E A U N E W S A -Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organization. The new deal will go down in history as the regime that started things the supreme court had to finish. --Sullivan, Ind., Union. iLE DATES Each Wednesday on the Farm Page, the Globe-Gazette will print a list of "Sale Dates Claimed." If you are planning a sale, you are invited to use this Free Service. Simply send your name, and the time and place of your sale to the Globe. Gazette, attention V. C. Hicks, March 26--Public Auction Sale, 11 a. m., Lund Sales Stables, east edge of Mason City. March 26--Livestock Sale, 12 noon, Garner Sales Co., Garner, Iowa. March 27--Public Auction Sale, Clear Lake Sales Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. March 28--Auction Sale, 12 noon, K. L. Dixon, Plymouth, Iowa. March 38--Livestock Auction, , Marvel Sajes Co., Webster City, Iowa. March 30--Public Sale, 12:30 o'clock, 10 miles northeast of Garner; 4 miles north and 2 miles west of Ventura. Alber Jass, Jr. March 30--Closing Out Sale, 1 p. ra., B. O. Youngennan, 7 miles west of Mason City on No. 18, then 3-1.0 of a mile south. March SO -- Public Auction Sale, Henry Pforr, 4 miles west and 2 miles south of Manly. March 81---Horse and Mule Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa. April 1--Horse and Cattle Sale, 11:30 a. m., W. J. Murphy S a l e s Corporation, Charles City, Iowa, April 3--Holstein Con Sale, Harry Thompson, 6 miles north and west ot Forest City, Iowa. ORGANIZATION OF HELP TO FARMER Farm Bureau Primarily an Educational Institution to Give Facts. By K. M. HAUU Every farmer should, by right, jelong to some farm organization. 3e owes this to himself and to the ommunity in witch he lives. It is o his interest first, because there is no other way in which his voice will je heard or any action can or will ie taken in his or the community's behalf. Secondly, if in intelligence and good leadership he is above the average, the community needs him as a directing- force; if below, he needs the community's guidance for mprovement. In joining an organization, a man should first acquaint himself with he program and motives of an organization. We have farm organiza- ions to fit the thinking of practically all shades of man's desire, rom conservative to ultra radical. One of the first things one should [ecide is "do I want to belong to he constructive organization, which wants to build according to a plan, or to a group who tries to build without any chartered plan, in a hit and miss, happy go lucky way, or am I inclined or better fitted to be n the wrecking crew to tear down ie structure we have been years in miiding?" There's a Reason. Even though, I personally, don't jelieve in the two latter courses, I till see reason for organization. As a profession, fanners are more or, less conservative. They have too much at stake to see it challenged by a too radical move. We want to conserve the traditional lonor and the high moral tone that ,he farmers wield upon our government. The preservation of our lomes, our property and our liber- ies. It is with this in mind that I wish o ask the readers to investigate the rogram and motives of the Farm Sureau. If that is the organization that comes nearest to fit your way of thinking, we invite you to join it. 'f it is not altogether to your liking, 'ou are invited to join us and help s to make it better. The Farm Bureau's aim is, primarily, an educational institution, t is "to disseminate information, ained through thorough examination of facts, and by garnering the best idea out of group thinking. Every member is an asset to himself and his community when lie gives the best in him; a liability when he thinks of profit versus service. Join With Neighbors. Join with your neighbors and help this organization to become the force it should be to give agriculture its just place in the economic development of our country. There is a challenge to organized agriculture to point out the road to economic security in this bewildered mass of detours. I still believe that there are enough brains in organized agriculture to solve any economic problem that may arise. We have gone a long way from the days, of 1932. Let us prevent a return. Let us remember this--cures are marketable goods. Prevention is public service. Report on Different Rates of Planting Corn at Kanawha At. the annual meeting of Nortl Iowa Experiment association a Kacawha, Professor Hughs of the farm crops department of low: State college gave a report on dif ferent rates of planting corn -tested at various midwestem agri cultural experimental farms. Th result of these experiments brough put the fact that regardless of th germinating strength of u*ie seei corn if the rate of planting a nil was increased as the germination of the com decreased,. the yield in bushels .an acre was very insig nificant. For example, in these test where the seed corn tested 100 per cent germination, they planted thre kernels a hill. When the corn testec 75 per cent germination, the: planted the corn at the rate of fou: kernels a hill. When the corn tested 60 per cent, they planted five ker nels a hill. Corn testing 50 per cen germination was planted at thj rate of six kernels a hill. The yjel in bushels an acre, as a result o this test, proved that the law of av erages was the determining factoi in the result as there was only a difference of one bushel yield an acre in this test. So R. H. Porter, in charge of th seed testing laboratories of Iowa State college, concluded this sum mary by saying it was absolutely essential to test seed com to find -forticultiire Training School to Be Monday A horticulture training school will be held at the Robert Furleigh arm at Clear' Lake on Monday, larch 30, beginning at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. In the morning there will be a iscussion of orchard pruning and praying. In the afternoon there ill be a discussion of orchard management and small fruit, planting and varieties. At this meeting anyone is wel- ome to attend. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE--Holstein Bull of serviceable age. Chris Dueholm, Mason City. FARM BCHEAl) OFFICERS Andrew Olson .President Carl M. Dean. ..-*.*....*,,...Vice President A. Mathre Secretary Shirley S. stanfleld ..Treasurer FARM BUREAU OIEECTOKS Grant ...Wayne Wollord. Clear Like jlneoln Bert H. Myhre. Clear Lake Llrne Creek. Leslie vanNote, Mason city Falls Paul H. Mauen, Mason City Clear Lake John Perkins, clear Lake Lake Robert Furleigb. Clear Lake Mason Elgar Z, Halgbt, Mason City Portland ...B. A. Ludemss, Mason city Union Harry Welker. Clear Lake Bath -- Cecil H. Avtse. Rockwell Owen...........John L. Curran, Mason City Grimes .........Dale smith. Thornton Pleasant Valley... .Clarence Uluffi, Swaledale Geneseo. Frank Kirk. Rockwell Jougherty Barney Dougherty. Dougherty UOILE rBOJixrr CBAIKHEN Grant Airs. Rollm Luscomb. Clear Lake Lincoln Mrs. Bert H. Myhre, Clear Lake Lime creek, .lira. A. U. Matien, Mason City Falls Mrs. Paul H. Matzen, Maaon City Clear Lake.. .Mrs. Elmer Nelson, clear Lake e..... ..Mrs. Ben skadeland. Clear Lake Mason. ..*. .Mrs. Axel Anderson, Mason City r ortlano...Mrs. W. H. Davidson. Mason City Union. Mrs. Hugh Strain. Ventura Mt, vernon. .Mrs. J, D. Richardson. C. Lake Bath Mrs. Cecil A-rise, Rocltwell Owen... ....Mrs. John Curran, Mason City Grunes Mrs. carl Floy, Thornton PI. Valley,., .Mrs. Clarence Ulum. Svaleilale Geneseo Mrs. Wil Bruns, Sheffield Dousherty.llnj. E. G. Dougherty. Dougherty County Home Project ChsJrman Mrs. E. P. DeGraw, Mason City Chairman Boys' club committee Karl M. Dean. Mason City Chairman Girls' club Committee Mrs. Ear) M. Dean Publicity Commute* R. M. Hall. Mrs. E. FuHelgh, Leigh Curran County Agent --Marlon E. Olson County Club ABcnt Jay Vendelhoe Home Demonstration Agent Marjorit A. Chollett if flee Assistant Oenevleve M. Smith ifflce 113 Federal Bldg., Mason City ut the germination of the corn and hereby you could plant the number f kernels a hill necessary to pro- ure a good average stand and a ;ood yield. )r. Stouder to Talk on Swine Diseases A special meeting has been ar- anged on livestock disease and management on the J. E. Decker arm which is 1*4 miles south of ie State Brand creameries. Dr. K. M. Stouder of the extension service will talk on swine dis- ase and problems in swine disease ontrol. E. L. Quaife will discuss he livestock feeding and management. This is a general meeting on disease and feeding including the management of the sow and pigs as well as how to control disease that ·nay be brought in hy shipment and ttherwise. "What Can Be Done to Eliminate he Unthrifty Pig" will be the sub- ect of discussion. This meeting will be held at 1:30 ). m., on Thursday. Grant Township to Meet Thursday Night The Grant township Farm Bureau will meet Thursday evening at the Grant Center school. The farm alarming program will be discussed Lime Creek Meeting Planned Friday Night The Lime Creek township Farm Bureau will hold a meeting at the Freeman school Friday evening. Speakers will be Paul C. Blaise of the Cerro Gordo Implement com- WANTS GREATER EXPENDITURE ON ROAD SURFACING dwynne Thinks Program Should Come Before Parkway System. WASHINGTON, tSP--With a proposal for a vast increase in annual federal allocations for road building before congress. Representative John W. Gwynne. Waterloo, republican, is prepared to urge that more money be used for farm-to-market roads and less for a parkway system. The parkway system, for which the Hayden-Cartwright bills would authorize expenditure of $7,500,000 a year, would permit the federal roads bureau to build super-highways between national parks. Present plans call for most of this fund to be used in connecting parks in the east. Gwynne thinks that primary attention should be given to providing all-weather surfacing for the roads used by the country's farmers before the nation engages in such a park-to-park program. Following Hearings. As a member of the house roads committee, Gwynne followed the hearings on the bill with interest. He is prepared to state his position when the committee considers the measure prepartory to reporting it out and hopes there will tie consid- rable support for his view. Gwynne said he felt also that it might be desirable .to turn a larger proportion of the regular federal aid road allotments to farm-to-market roads. The bill proposes to continue Oie ?125,000,000 a year authoriza- :ion which has been in effect for general federal aid road .building which states must match and to provide ?25,000,000 for secondary or 'eeder roads. Extend Surfacing is Theory. The lowan's theory is that most jrimary roads now are surfaced and :hat the money could be spent to etter advantage extending the sur- 'acing program to mail routes and other direct farm-to-market roads. In this connection he cites the jlans for a cutoff near Belle. Plaine n one of the major east-west routes across Iowa as an expensive road project which would give little benefit while the same funds could have put many farmers on surfaced roads. Will Reduce Payments. Representative Lloyd Thurston, Dsceola, republican, charges the pol- cy of rapidly extending irrigation projects in recent years will directly ·educe payments to be made to Iowa and other older farm areas under the new federal soil conservation act. Thurston took the house floor recently to point out that Chester C. 3avis, farm administrator, admitted n committee hearings that irriga- ion projects completed after the enactment of the new farm bill would be entitled to receive benefit payments the same as land which aad been in cultivation previously. The tall lowan contended the policy was inconsistent and unfair to the farmer already in business. He said while the Iowa farmer was being urged to reduce his production, the government was using tremendous sums of money to increase farm products in other sections of the country. · PLANTIN' TIME When the sun comes up o'mornin's In a pink and azure sky, And the sparrows are a-twitter In the old elm tree close by; When a fellow feels as chipper As a mustang in his prime-Boys a-tmyin' tops and marbles; Poets huntin' words to rhyme-God's a-smiling in His heaven, 'Cause He know it's plantin' time. --Selected. O rr^T T ssaHpfe'Sras!^'*- ur Yesterdays Gleanings From an Ancient File of The Cerro Gordo Republican Saved by the Farm Editor. JUNE 15, 1876 ADVERTISEMENTS P. of H. Mason City Grange of P. of H. meets at their rooms every Friday at 7 o'clock p. m. until further notice. By order of the master. is hereby instructed to issue warrants' in' accordance with the foregoing order. Every man who loves his wife or has any respect for her reputation as a cook will buy the Rock Falls flour at. . FRANCISCO'S. Rockwell Lumber Coal Yard W. J. Todd, proprietor Keeps an assortment of all kinds of PINE LUMBER. Gale Gale, Are prepared to do all kinds of Mason Work, Including Stone and Brick Masonry Thos. Gale Wm. Gale. Board of Supervisors. The deferred petition of citizens of Congresstional township, No. 95, north of range 20, was presented for action and there being no objections thereto, the same is hereby declared to be a civil township, with boundaries the same as Congressional township No. 95, north of range 20 west of the 5th p. m. The name of said township shall be "Bath," and the first election of officers shall be held at the school house, located on the northeast quarter of section 16 of said township. Section 25, 26 .35 and 36, township 96, north of range 20, are hereby detached from Owen township and will henceforth form a part of the civil township of Mason. A petition of citizens of Clear Lake township, asking that Congressional township No. 95, range 22 and sections 1 to 6 inclusive of township 94, range 22, be organized as a civil township, to be known as Union township, was presented and action thereon postponed until the second day of the session. The petition for the organization of Union township, was laid over until the September session. First Settler a Pauper. The petition of James Dickirson, pauper, asking an allowance of three dollars a week, was granted, on condition that no further relief shall be furnished, and the auditor P U L S E OF THE FARM By FAKM EDITOR Those of my readers who are familiar with the early history of Cerro Gordo county will be interested in an item in "Our Yesterday" of 1876, which shows that the first settler in the county became in 20 years a pauper and a charge on the county. This seems strange when any of the land in the county could *be bought for $1.25 an acre in 1855 and in 1862 any of the land not yet bought could be homesteaded at no cost save residing on the land and improving it. MOKE UNIFORaDLTT IN STOCK Next Saturday there is to be a meeting in the schoolhouse in Rock Falls to discuss the wisdom and ad- pany, Walter Matzen and Joe Cahill. Closing Out Sale Having rented my farm, I will sell the following described property at Public Auction on the old George Katz farm located 7 miles west, on 18, and 3-10 of a mile south of Mason City; 2 miles east and 3-10 of a mile south of Clear Lak», on MONDAY, MARCH SO COMMENCING AT 1 P. M. SHARP 4 HEAD OF HORSES--1 team of roan colts, past 2 years old. 1 team black horses. 27 HEAD OF CATTLE--10 head fancy Guernsey cows, fresh and springers; 6 head Guernsey heifers; 10 head of feeding heifers; 1 Guernsey bull. Some registered Guernseys. FARM MACHINERY, ETC.--1 John Deere 15-30 tractor like new; 1 Letz No. 833 feed grinder, Uke new; 1 corn binder good as new; 1 single row cultivator, new; 1 2-row cultivator, like new; 1 good grain binder; 1 4-section drag, good as new; 1 grain seeder like new; 1 hay loader; 1 new mower; 1 3-bottom tractor plow, like new; 2 wagons; 1 wagon box; 1 new hay rack; I milk cooler; 1 brooder house; 1 brooder stove; 1 acetylene light plant; Z seta harness. Hand horse clippers. Many other articles too numerous to mention. TERMS--Cash, or arrange with the clerk. E. O. Y0UNGEHMAN Ora Bayless, Auctioneer Bill Boyd, Clerk 1 Local News. The work on the Baptist church is progressing quite rapidly. The Centennial celebration--It is now a settled fact that a grand cel bration will be held at Mason City the corning 4th. Sufficient funds have been raised to enable the various committees to make all the necessary arrangements upon a scale befitting the occasion. The "pro- gramme of the day" will be published next week. New sidewalk--A good plank sidewalk is now laid on the north side of State street, as far east as the iron bridge. We also saw a section of walk laid on the same side of the street, east of, the bridge which we understand was built by Judge Vermllya, commencing at his residence and continuing nearly to the bridge; Born--At Villisca, Iowa, on the morning of June 12, 1876 a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Clark. There was not a happier man M all the state, we venture to say, than, our friend Clark was on yesterday morning- when he received a letter bringing the intelligence that he was the father of a robust nine and a half pound boy, and that both his wife and son were doing finely, with every prospect that his wife would soon recover her accustomed good health. We heartily congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Clark upon this added source of joy, and hope the embryo lawyer will follow in the footsteps of his father and become, at some future time, an honor to the profession. Chinch Bugs Arrive. A New Enemy to Wheat--We have heard reports about an insect that is very destructive to wheat, which never made its appearance in this section of the country before this season. We heard something about this several days ago, but could learn nothing definite until yesterday while conversing with Mr. J A. McMillin. He informed us that his wheat is being seriously injured by the pest and described It as a small black bug which eats into the stalk above the roots. Has the insect made its appearance in other portions of the county? We solicit brief communications upon the subject. vantage of farmers getting more uniformity in the stock of whatever breed or kind they choose to keep. To illustrate the aim, suppose a buyer comes into this county, desiring to buy a. carload of cattle, hogs or sheep? He could fill bis wants better K individual farmers would concentrate on some greed or fan* ily and for his particular farm, stick to that line. When a buyer comes to a farm and finds calves of two or three breeds in the yard, his buying ardor cools imme'diately. He is not so interested in mixed or mongrel stock. FOR OTHER LIVESTOCK TOO One reason why range steers sell so well is because of the uniformity of breeding, and this idea goes just as much for hogs, sheep or fowls It is an effort to provide a. better market for farm stock. Outside speakers will be there anc jit will be worth while for farmers I in the vicinity to attend the meet- I ing. AUCTION SALE and 20th Annual Spring Opening SATURDAY, MARCH 28 Auction Sale Starts at 12 O'clock Offering Will Include Tractors, Farm Machinery of All Kinds, Horses, Cattle and Other Livestock. FARMERS' EXCHANGE Come and bring any machinery or livestock you wish to dispose of. No charge where proceeds go on the purchase of other machinery. J. R. DORSEY, AUCT. FARMERS SAVINGS BANK, CLERK An All-Day Display of the Up-to-Date Line of AHis-Chaimers Machinery Including the new All-Crop Harvester, the greatest invention since the grain binder. EVERYONE INVITED . L. DIXSON PLYMOUTH, IOWA lomrnon and Medium Slaughter Cattle Prices Favorable AMES--Current cattle informa- ion indicates that common and medium kinds of killer cattle are in a strong position and may work up further during the next few nontbs, extension economists at Iowa State college said Wednesday. "Common and medium grades have risen 50 cents a hundred or more -in March, while the better grades, have lost ground slightly," the economist said. "Prospects for the better grades of fed cattle indicate that steady to lower prices are in the offing for the remainder of the spring. Stronger consumer demand will tend to offset this tendency, but numbers of cattle on feed are still large." Family Dominates Town. GRIDLEY. Kans. (U. P.I--There is a possibility that this town's name may be changed to "Kauf- manville.' 1 Frank Kaufman recently went into the grocery business, fifth member of his family in business here. The others operate an electric shop, elevator factory, broom factory and second-hand shop. Plush Solas Doomed. BERLIN, (UP)--All plush sofas n Germany are under "sentence of death." Dr. Ley, leader of the German Labor Front, has sounded their death knell, and he has appointed an army of "trash dictators" to see that the sentence is carried out. Worker Sets Example. SALEM, Ore., (UP)--George Jones, of Independence, Ore., who with his family of 12 and unemployed, refuses to seek relief, walked 15 miles to a market in Salem carrying 100 pounds of carrots on his back. PRICE OF BUTTER TO DECLINE LESS THAN SEASONAL Production Prospects Indicate About Usual Increase in Amount. AMES--Production prospects indicate about the usual seasonal increase in butter production and something less than the usual seasonal decline in prices, Iowa State college extension economists as^ serted Wednesday. "Strong domestic demand," the economists explained, "will be a supporting factor on prices. Imports of butter were light for the week which ended March 14, and are not expected to become large during the next few months. "Butter supplies are increasing at about the usual seasonal rate, as nearly as en be -determined from, current informtion on production. Storage holdings on March 1 were slightly more than on the same date a year ago, but more than 12 million pounds less than the 5-year average for that date." Mr. Mencken saya a Chinaman can defeat Mr. Roosevelt in November. The leaders at the moment are Li Hung Landon, Long Hop Borah, and Fu Man Choover.--H. 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