The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 22
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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MASON CITY- GLOBE-GAZETTE Poultryman Predicts Record Chick Hatch in Coming Months When the poultry industry has enjoyed a prosperous season, it is only natural for it to make a mushroom growth the following year, says E. E. Anderson of the New Mexico extension service. "This seems to be what is about to happen following the past year's favorable season," Mr. Anderson said. "All preseason reports point to a record hatch of baby chicks during the next few months. Unless a sufficient number of poult'rymen all over the country realize where we are headed 'and apply the brakes, it seems highly probable that the poultry industry in the United States will suffr an unhealthy -expansion wlric before the end of the presen year and in early 1940, m: bring about unfavorable mark conditions. "Cold storage plants enjoyc a very profitable season th year. As a result, a rather heav mto-storage movement of eg is expected during the ap preaching spring months. If thi materializes, it will tend t strengthen egg prices during th first part of 1939. However, nex fall and winter these same stor age eggs will have a depressin effect on the fresh egg marke at that time. A record hatch thi coming spring should mean tha a record number o£ layers wil ;o into the laying flock this fal This, with a heavy out-of-stor age movement of eggs, can onlj result in lowered egg prices fo next winter." ALLIS-CHALMERS ALLIS-CHALMERS ALLIS-CHALMER R. L. DIXSON SALES AND SERVICE Z Allis-Chalmers and New Idea Machinery 5 Clean Easy and Perfection Milkers. - ' 2 Bear Cat Grinders and Mandt Wagon Boxes : B Jensen Electric Pump Jacks ' ' 3. Liberty Motor Oil and Grease ; Z 627 South Federal Mason City Phone 1126 \ ALLIS-CHALMERS ALLIS-CHALMERS ALLIS-CHALMER OPENING SOON NEW SPRING SLEEP SHOP Featuring Exclusively in Mason City Nationally Known Spring-Air Sleep Equipment--offering the latest and finest in sleep comfort. Enlarging Our Floor Covering Dept. A greatly enlarged and more diversified rug, carpet and linoleum department--Floor coverings for every room. Remodeled and Redecorated Our store has just been remodeled and redecorated --doubling our floor space to approximately 25,000 square feet devoted to merchandising our stocks. Our announcement will appear shortly. Disagrees With March Weather a *£ ml " real 'y means something to PULSE OF THE FARM BY ARTHUR PICKFORD Most fanners will agree that ·ats are quite a tax on farmers f they are left alone. Also there is no doubt that "ey sometimes migrate in droves" i£ that is the proper vord to use. A news item in Chop Feed" tells of the estimated loss of 250 bushels of corn n a rat infested crib in about me and one-half years. That is jehevable -if they were not mo- sted. I recall a case which happened 1 Geneseo township, where the wner of a cornfield was en- ered in a production contest I vas inspecting the field and ound the tips of many of the ars had been eaten off. Work of Kats I inquired of the owner if he · £ i 1 l ad shee P running in the eld. He said "No. It is the work f rats." It seemed incredible to me. "Come out into the road and 'II show you," said the owner, he road had been newly graded iat summer. The side of the rade was honeycombed with at holes. If one jumped up and own on the grade rats would ome running out of the holes could believe that rats in such umbers could do that damage There were no tumble down uildmgs near. There was every vidence of migration of the orde. It reminded me of the "Pied 'iper of Hamlin." On the other hand, in the ourse of 45 years of farming I o not recall ever being infested 'ith rats although there were aystacks, straw piles and in ie barn a haymow about 28 by 2 feet which rested on the earth nd there was always hundreds t bushels of oats and some corn nd ground feed open to rals if hey were hungry. But, there were also four or ve mother cats who were never ed away from the faarn and al- ays were given all the skim ilk they wanted twice a day e never put out rat poison. It as easy to limit the number of ats and they limited the num- er of rats. A New Day Comes The coming of spring and ummer will find hundreds of rm homes tied up to rural ectric lines, furnishing lights nd power. Here and there will be a grandmother or a great grand- lother who has used candle loulds to supply the house with andles or she may even have twisted a rag to put into melted tallow or lard to furnish a dim unsteady light for. housework after dark. Even the kerosene lamp will be ancient, and lamp tilliag, chimney cleaning and wick trimming will become a memory, while the motor becomes the big kitchen helper "^washes,- ir °ns and sweeps at the turn of a switch. Set Spring Meeting for March 13-18 AMES--"What Is a Desirable N a t i o n a l Agricultural Program?" is the question which will dominate discussion when some 300 extension workers and visitors from all over Iowa convene at Iowa State college March 13 to 18 in their annual spring conference. This will be the theme for tl." agricultural background school which will be held the first 2V- days of the conference week" according to Paul C. Taff, assistant director of extension service, who is in charge of the arrangements lor the discussion' program. Schedule G Speakers Six off-campus speakers are scheduled. They are: Clyde W. Jart, department of sociology Jmversity of Iowa; J. K. Gal- praith, department of economics, Jmversity of Texas; John M. Cans, department of political science, University of Wisconsin; Milton S. Eisenhower, land'use co-ordinator of the United States department of agriculture and A. Drummond Jones, also of the U. S. D. A. Morning sessions of the conference will be devoted to the speakers, with the audience divided into discussion groups in e afternoon. Plan Discussions These will meet again as one jroup ] a ( er j n the afternoon for » panel discussion "designed to tie together ideas of the individual discussion groups. A. Drummond Jones will guide the panel. . The local chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, national honorary extension fraternity, will present R, K. Bliss, director of ex- :ension, with a certificate of recognition, granted recently by he national fraternity for outstanding service to extension. FIRST SHOT! FARMERS: Make Your Shopping Easy You Can Always Find Your Needs at HUXTABLES Ir. Hess Poultry and Slock Tonic Dip ana Fly Chaser Lice Powder iee Germozone Slock and Poultry Tonics Walko Tablets and Liquids Dr. Robert's Veterinary Preparations (full line) [ Fleming's Blister Ointments and Liniments Bickmare's GsII Salves and Healing Powder Gombault's Caustic Balsam Kow-Kare and Calves Cordial Bag- Balm and Udder Balm Noyer's Teat Dilators Nokik's Dilators Conkey's Preparations Seargent's Preparations GloVer's Preparations Milfe Tubes and Frochars Formaldehyde, Sodium FIou- ride, Semeson Jr., Semeson Bell Turpentine, Linseed Oil, Benatnred Alcohol HUNDREDS OF OTHER ITEMS NOT MENTIONED AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES! PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED HUXTABLE DRUG CO. 116 South Federal Ave. Mason City, Iowa

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