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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 25 1936 THIRTEEN \ Better Social Life ... Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS .(THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD), B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads 'ii GROUP NAMED ON SOIL PROGRAM ^ill Attend State Meeting at Ames March 27 and 28 for Instructions. A temporary committee has been appointed to present the new farm program to Cerro Gordo farmers and tn supervise the election of permanent township committees under the soil conservation and domestic allotment act. The five members of the committee are: J. D. Richard, Clear Lake: Earl Dean. Mason City; Frank Guth, Mesci-vcy; Paul Spotts, Nora f prings, and County Agent Marion . Olaon. J. D. Richardson, chairman of the County corn-hog committee, was tiametl chairman of the temporary -committee in accordance with instruction of the AAA forwarded to the county by R. M. Evans, chairman of the state corn-hog committee, and Director R. K. Bliss of the Iowa State college extension service. Mr. Olson and Mr. Dean, chair- Wan of the county agricultural planning committee, were also named on the committee by the AAA. These three men selected Mr. Guth and Mr. Spotts to serve on the committee, this committee will serve only until a permanent county committee is Elected. The committee will attend a state meeting at Ames Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, to receive instructions for proceeding with the new program. The committee wil! c'onduct township educational meetings the week of March 30. All farmers are invited to attend the meetings at which permanent township committees will be elected by producers. A schedule of the township meetings will be announced and notices sent to farmers in each 'township of the time and place of meetings. These meetings will begin on Wednesday, April 1. Chairmen of the township committees will be members of the county committee. They will elect officers of the county committee. " I T S E E M S T O M E " 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 Injured in Collision. DUMONT--Mrs. Ben Stafford was called to Waterloo Sunday to see her son, Kenneth Clark, 26, and wife, who were in an auto accident Saturday night about midnight east of ^Waterloo. Another motorist cut in ahead of them'and thsn tok a left turn, forcing them to the ditch when Clark's car turned over twice, severely cutting both Mr. and Mrs. Clark on the legs. Mr. Clark was released from St. Francis hospital Sunday afternoon. WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 170 111 Sixth S. W. USED MACHINERY BARGAINS (8) FARMALL TRACTORS-All rebuilt and look and run like new. $4~5 up. (7) TO-20 McCOKMICK-DEER- I2VG TRACTORS--All rebuilt. Look and run like new. $400. (3) 15-30McCORMICK-DEER- ING TRACTORS -- All ready to go to work. $200 up. (1) F 20 FARMALL TEAC- TOR, used 6 months. New guarantee on it. Cheap at S800. (1) 12-34 Hart-Parr. Looks and runs like new. Priced to sell. (i) .15-27 JOHN DEERE in first class shape. $350. (1) John Deere G. p. just as good as new, $375. (1) CASE 12-24 in good shape, $150. (1) CASE 13-27, ready (o g-o to work, $150. (1) FORDSON TRACTOR, all ready to go, $50 up. We can fix you out with any kind of used machinery that you might want at a right price, or u'e will trade for horses, cattle, or hogs or your present machinery. Have some good horses for sale, worth the money, at my barn at Clear .Lake. MASON CITY IMPLEMENT CO. 22 Sixth St. S. E. Phone 462 CLEAR LAKE GRAIN CO. What do you like about country life? I like farm life because there is joy in living near the soil, in seeing things grow. The wonders of nature are much more wonderful than man made things. There is not the strife and turmoil, nor the artificiality that goes with a city. A neighbor is a neighbor even though they live a mile away. You may live for months in the city, without knowing the neighbors across the street, in the next house or even in the next room. Throughout the depression, while receiving veiy little for their labor, those living jn the farm were never "out of work." You live (luite a distance from a main travelled road. Are there compensations for this? The main travelled road never has meant a thing to me except as a means of travel. Cars whizzing back and forth past the house would not give a feeling of companionship. I never think of being lonesome. The days are never long enough to accomplish all I want to do. With radio, papers, books, magazines, and music one can go places and enjoy many pleasures at home. Perhaps it is a compensation that we are not called up nights to furnish gasoline or pick up the wreckage due to some careless or drunken driver. If you could choose between a consolidated school mill H district township system. Which would you prefer? I have had not actual experience with consolidated schools but I think most country children would benefit' " by the larger amount of companionship and greater competition afforded by large numbers in classes, throughout the grades. I believe, however, that I prefer the larger high schools because of the broader outlook and greater opportunities, they afford. What has your township for social diversion ? We have access to three organizations in our immediate locality. The Freeman Ladies Aid is a nondenominational social group which meets monthly at the farm homes and does some social welfare or philanthropic work. Our P. T. A. is a district organization of -the school patrons and teachers, meeting monthly and using home talent, for a part of each program. The Lime Creek Farm Bureau is township wide in membership and scope, although usually meeting at Freeman schoolhouse. The 4-H boys and girls club are each responsible for one program a year. A committee arranges other programs employing local talent or securing outside speakers. Serving refreshments, at least occasionally, stimulates sociability. There is nothing like sandwiches and coffee to loosen up tongues and encourage people to exchange ideas. What do you think would improve social life in the country? Something similiar to the young Peoples' Forum which would include all rural people regardless of other club connections, where current events would be discussed, book reviews given, good musical selections MRS. WILLIAM McARTHUR Mrs. McArthur was born on a farm In Lime Creek township, Cerro Gordo county, in 1888, attended rural schools through the grades and Iowa State Teachers' college, for two years. Married Senator McArthur in 1911. They have three children: Dan, who is in Iowa State college; Avice, a student in Mason City junior high school, and Maxine in the rural school. For 22 years they have lived on the McArthur homestead. She has been u worker in 4-H club work and I*. T. A. work and she enjoys country life. talked over and presented, or famous art subjects studied. I think there should be frequent meetings in small groups, to encourage the more backward to express themselves. At stated times, several groups might combine for a meeting. This would stimulate interest, encourage preparation, and develop leadership. Which have the most influence on Highest- Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL WOLF BROS, See (Quotation Market Page USED MACHINERY 3--J. D. Model "IV Tractor. 2--Oil Pull Tractors, priced righ- 2--Fordson Tractors, i--DcLaval Separators. Several Used Gas Engines, cheap. Several Good Disk Harrows. Horse drawn. Several good Corn Planters. Several good Horses. 2--3. D. "GP" Tractors. Good condition. CERRO GORDO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 441 115 8th St. S. E. social life in the country, men or women '." I think women have the most. They feel the need of social contacts and will do the most to meet that need. Women prepare the refreshments, drill the children, make the costumes, arrange practice opportunities, and generally encourage and promote social gatherings. In your opinion, what is the big need of country life today, in a social way ? A crying need of both 4-H club and Home Demonstration work is more leaders and a wider, more general membership. Although we are charter members of the Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau, I feel that this need could best be met by divorcing both 4-H clubs and H. D. work from the Farm Bureau. This would give a larger group from which to draw both leaders and members. Each rural family would then feel that it automatically is a. vital part in the 4-H and H. D. organizations. Is any effort made to make membership more inclusive? I have found that extending personal invitations to our meetings helps attendance materially. Are these the worst times you ever saw in your lifetime? As I remember it, there have always been times comparatively good and comparatively poor. Always some seasons too wet, and some too dry. Some real cold winters and some not so cold, but at no other time have farm people been able to enjoy so wide a variety of experiences as at present. While attending her home duties, a farm woman with a good radio can hear the latest world news, music, lectures, book reviews, magazine articles, dramas, homemakers programs, etc. After the day's work is finished the farmer's family can take the auto and attend movies, social gatherings, or business meetings at distances from home which would have been prohibitive 30 years ago. The rural telephone is a boon to the tired farmer and his hbrses. Modern machinery also does its part in lightening labor and shortening- hours. What was unusual in my childhood is an everyday experience to the youth of today. In the fall of 1900, my girl chum and I rode ponies from our homes in Lime Creek township to the northwest part of Lincoln township to visit the Pence Grove school, a distance of some 10 miles. It was a mighty adventure and afforded us as many thrills as a trip to a foreign country today, would give to my small daughter. Mrs. Ritter Conducts Greene O.E.S. School GREENE--The local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, held the annual meeting for instruction Friday afternoon and evening. Mrs. E. L. Ritter of Cedar Falls, 'district instructor for district No. 7. was accompanied by Mrs. Hollis, also of Cedar Falls. Thirty members and visitors atetnded the 6:30 dinner, served at the Crabtree cafe. Besides those from Cedar Falls, the. worthy matron of Allison chapter, Mrs. Harry Codner; Mr. Codner and Mr. and Mrs. George Hesahoad, all of Allison; Mrs. Walter McEwen of Perry chapter. Miss Elva Thomas of Peterson, Miss Lorraine Hesalroad of Oskaloosa. Mrs. D. W. Munson of Albion, Mich., and Mrs. Myrtle Russell of Charles City chapter, were present at the meeting. One candidate. Mrs. Robert Cole, was initiated. Mrs. E. D. Wilder is the worthy matron of the chapter and G. A. Wattevson. the worthy patron, Mrs. Ida Miller, past K i a n d Ruth, sang a. solo, "Peace, Perfect Peace." SOYBEANS MAY BE MAJOR CROP This Is View of Ed Dyas, Agronomist at Iowa State College. AMES. OP)--The soybean's versatility may he 1 he means of its becoming established as a major mid- western crop. This is the view of Ed Dyas, Jowa State college agronomist, who says "there probably is no olher crop of w h i c h so m a n y uses can be made. Its products number in the hundreds." Dyas listed four reasons lor his belief that the crop may assume major importances: The soybean possesses high value as a home-grown protein feed for all kinds of livestock. It resists chinch bug and drought damage. There has been a rapid increase in demand for soybeans for human consumption as an edible oil. Its commercial uses, notably in paints, have increased enormously in the last decade, and in recent years numerous soybeans processing plants have sprung up. Iowa soybean production has increased ten-fold since 1930. Illinois is the leading soybean producing state, growing nearly 19 million bushels in 1935. A Philatelist LLOYD HEINSELMAN Mr. Heinselman is a farmer living- on the south line of Worth county, two miles from Plymouth. Ordinarily ht would be listed as a dairy farmer with a strong inclination toward Guernseys, but between times, he is a stamp collector and is much interested in foreign newspapers. Both of them are hobbies of his. He began collecting stamps when he was a boy of 15 years and he is still adding to his collection of nearly 20,000. "I have stamps from every country but one," said Mr. Heinselman. Issued Many Stamps. Of late, the United States has been very prolific in issuing stamps but he has kept up with them and he has his collection in a nicely bound book. It is more difficult to collect foreign newspapers but he has copies of the London Times and several other London papers; others are from New Zealand. Australia, South Africa, Persia and Egypt. "Just to glance over the papers gives one quite an idea of life on the other side of the globe," said Mr. Heinselman. "I belong to a correspondence club and I get -many interesting letters from far away. The Rabbit Pest. One of his correspondents from Australia told him of a "ranch there that had 1,100 miles of wov- :u wire fence around it, to keep out the rabbits and the kangaroos, both of which are pests to cultivated crops." The' advertisements in South African and Australian papers frequently contain words that are never used in the English that we speak and in advertisements for teachers it is often required that they be "bilingual." When he is through with a paper he usually gives it to some school. It is interesting to see the similarity to English papers in the make-up of those from South Africa, Australia, India or New Zealand. Hen Thrives in Bottle Dead Animals OF ALL K I N D S REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. Pny phone Calls Deko-Light Plants, Batteries and Parts Centra! Auto Electric Co. New Location Next to l''irB Station 25 First St. S. \V. Phone 194 "Mathilda," the bottled hen in Denver, which has been causing state officials anxiety, has a close competitor for confinement honors in the White JLeghorn pullet, pictured ahove, who has lived the first five weeks of its life inside a five gallon bottle at Shenandoah, The pullet is owned Iiy V. J. Allgaicr, SShi'tiamloah feed dealer, and is thriving on a special diet seemingly not wanting to be freed from its "social security." When the chick was 10 days old it was dropped into t h e slant jar through the bottle neck. Mr. Allgaicr hupcs to keep it there until it produces eggs, hut it is feared at the rate it is growing, Ihe pullet will be too large for the bottle and the glass container will have to be broken. It is now five pounds overweight. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) Seen Through a Windshield -By A. P. In looking through the windshield nowadays one sees a decidedly different highway than was the situation a month ago, when snow was piled high on each side. The above picture was taken on No. 9 near Buffalo Center. --Remains of our winter drifts shoved out by plows, making a passable road and also preserving the gravel surfacing by preventing a water soaked grade. No frost boils on these roads this year. --Cattle grubbing away at the dead pasture growth to get a taste of watery green and enjoying the warm sun on their backs. --Robins flitting here and there and singing their liquid notes over and over again. --Sudden disappearance of ice floes in the Shell Rock--this year a harmless spectacle. --Ragged remains of one time shelter belts around farmsteads being cut down for fuel. Chance to make a better selection of trees for the generations following. --Biggest leaks on farms today are at the ends of the tile drains. --Sodden earth and gloomy skies-Iowa's preparation for the miracle of spring--just around the corner. .1. M. Burnett Dies. OSKALOOSA, JP--Dr. J. M. Ear- nctt, 63, Oskaloosa chiropractor, died here today. Chicago Schools Head Dies of Heart Ailment After Hiccough Attack CHICAGO, OB--A heart weakness aggravated by a nine day attack of hiccoughs was blamed by physicians Wednesday for the death of William J. Bogan. 6'1, superintendent of Chicago schools since 19US. Grandy Center Raises Salaries of Teachers O K U N D Y CKNTKR. i.Ti---Salary inrri'ases aivi-,-igjn;r S pri crnl W,TC given members of t h p G r i m i l y V n ter public school t e a c h i n g s l n f l ' when iliicctor.s voted Monday evening to ro-floct all touchers. Open Slot Machines But Find Coins Gone MANCHESTER. t.Ti_ Breaking into the Delaware county sheriffs office, thieves carted three seized slot machines into the basement and smashed them open. The confiscated coins, however, had been removed by the officer. Complications Due to Burns Are Fatal FORT DODGE. i.l'i--D. K. Townsend, 61, lifelong resident of Webster county, died Tuesday of complications resulting from burns received eight weeks ago. He was removing a large can of coffee from the stove when the lid blew off, covering his arms with the scalding liquid. G, 0, P.'S STATE REPORT IS FILED $2,199.50 Received During Period From Feb. 17 lo March 16. DKS M O I N K S , i.'l'i--Carl I t . Cook nl nlomvood. r e p u b l i c a n stale chair- m a n , f i l e d n party i'in.'indnl report \Yi'itno.s\];i v slum-inTM the state central r o m m i U r r received $ fiviiii i-vh. I T In March 1C. Tin* tvpn! t s U i l i ' d the i : o i u m i t l r n !i;nl :: b a l a m v i)l' SSn.fiti Fob, 17, spent 52.OGI.II2. a m i had :\ balance of ?2ruo March 10. .State convention registration fees provided the largest income item, ?1,3IS. The Montgomery and Louisa county central committees each donated S100. Ted Murray was the largest individual contributor with $100. Frank T. Jensen save $14; William Hill, ¥-T: Dr. H. C. Coy SO, and Mrs. Adeline Jensen, S~ A S250 expenditure listed as "payment" to the lowa-Dcg Moines National bank, was the largest outgo Hum. The DCS Moines Printing company was paid $261 and George Lloyd, state central committee sec- I rctary, $200, listed as "salary." Chickasaw Near Quota. NEW HAMPTON--The Chicka- savv county Red Cross has raised $60 of its quota of 570. Additional contributions are expected from Nashua, Frcdcricksburg and Ionia. The canvass in New Hampton is not complete. Jay E. Houlahan, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office 773 Phones Res. 3 1 3 1 426-28 FORESTERS' BLDG. AUCTIONEER Phone 132-1 Charles City, Iowa 30x3 Vz 450-20 450-21 475-19 475-20 525-17 525-21 550-17 600-16 625-16 650-17 650-19 30x5 35x5 USED RIMS 25c Shell Station Phone 3077 First and Wash. S. W. Investigate Kara-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries J A G O B Y Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 31» INTERNATIONAL- USED 1932 INTERNATIONAL 1 '/z-ton, long wheelbasc, dual wheels. 1934 FORD V-8 1 '/z-ton, long wheelbase, dual wheels. 1933 INTERNATIONAL 1 '/z-ton, long wheelbasc, dual wheels. MODEL 51-A WHITE 2'/2-ton, long wheelbase. AH of the above trucks are in first-class condition, are very reasonably priced and ready for immediate inspection. YOU MUST SEE THEM TO APPRECIATE THEM INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO. 23 Sixth Street S. E. Mason City Phone 20 24-HOUR SERVICE Having decided to farm on a smaller scale, I will sell at public auction on the John Pforr farm, located 4 miles west and 2 miles south of Manly, the following described property, on 1:30 P. M. 3 work . horses; 2 two-year-old mare colts; 3 suckiing colts; 10 milk cows, some fresh, rest wiH be in soon; 10 young cattle; 15 brood sows. HENRY PFORR, Owner Auctioneer--Carl Sheimo. Clerk--Citizens Savings Bank, Hanlontown. Having decided (o quit farming, 1 will .sell my personal property on the Albert Jass farm located 10 miles northeast of Garner; four miles north and two miles west of Ventura: four miles east of Miller on the gravel road. SALE TO COMMENCE PROMPTLY AT 12:80 O'CLOCK 1-t milch cows; 2 2-year old heifers: 2 1-year old heifers: 8 1.-ycar old steers; tl calves. FARM MACHINERY. Etc.--8-lt. grain hinder; 1 com cultivator: corn binder: 5-tt. mower; side dt-Iivery rake; hay loader; tO-l"t. tandem disc: i|uack digger; 20-It. drasr: i John Deere corn picker with motor; corn planter; manure spreader; two wagons-, two wagon boxes; hay rack: 10-inch feed grinder; ganj; plow; 60-gulIon iron kettle; 3 sets of breeching harness. Other articles too numerous to mention, in general use on a farm. TERMS--Cash or whatever arrangements you ran make with your hanker. . Awlinncrr i, v\vi;ENO''. BLESS,

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