The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 24
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March 8, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE R. H. Porter, extension plant pathologist at Ames, has informed County Agent M. E. Olson that henceforth the seed- testing laboratory at the college will report only the percentage of strong and hard seed in any sample sent to the laboratory for testing. Formerly the laboratory has classified seed samples into percentage of "strong," "weak," "dead," and "hard" seed. Porter said that he had learned that in some cases those who have had seed tested have included the weak seed with the strong when a label for sale of the seed was prepared. This act he termed unwise, since it gives wrong information concerning seed qualify. Only Strong Seed "We have decided, therefore, to report only the percentage of strong or normal seedlings and the hard seeds when such occur," Porter declared. "It is permissible under the Iowa law to include hard seeds on the label with the normal seedlings. From the standpoint of crop production, only the strong or normal TESTING SERVICE--Only Good Seed Reported* Laboratory Plan Given Local Agent seedlings and the hard seeds are of value. "The value of hard seed varies with the crop. For example, hard seeds in alfalfa, peas, beans and most varieties of soybeans are equal to normal seedlings in plant producing power, since they germinate soon enough after planting to contribute to the stand. Hard seeds in red clover, alsike clover and sweet clover germinate from 5 to 50 per cent the year they are planted, sweet clover hard seeds usually contributing less than the other two clovers." Must Be Labeled The method used for reporting seed tests in the future will be as follows: "Ninety-five per cent germination, including 15 per cent hard seed." This means 80 per cent normal or strong seedlings and 5 per cent weak and dead seed. Mr. Olson reminds farmers that it is unlawful to advertise, offer or expose for sale any seed in Iowa unless it is properly labeled. Farmers who wish to advertise seed should first have it tested. Samples should be sent in early tp avoid the rush and resultant delay each March and April. County Agent Here 14 Years If a tractor drain hole is somewhat above the crankcase bottom, jack up the opposite side of the frame to insure complete drainage, says Ed Hockstra, Perkins. THE OLIVER RO Marion E. Olson has been county agricultural extension agent of Cerro Gordo county for the past 14 years. Before coining to the Mason City office he was county agent of Ilardin county for four years. His first job was field superintendent of farm crops and soils experiment station, Ames. In 1936 he was granted a nine months' leave, six of which he spent studying at the University of Chicago and the remaining three months on the research staff of the president's committee. He is married and has one child. Horses Were Strong Love of Lincoln Deciding on power is important business for the modern farm. So before you buy any tractor, or even a team, see and drive the Row Crop "70". Inquire, test, compare. Two years ago ihc "70" first Appeared--new in its 6 cylinders, Its automotive advances, its streamlines. More lhan a new tractor, the "70" was then as tlie !'70" is today, a new idea in farm power. ST HAS EVERYTHING Smooth. 6-cylInder Power flows to Oliver Tip Toe X?heels under Finger-Tip Control. $.41, 3.32,4.3TMana 5.88 m.p.h. Central Tool Mounting-Planters nnd Cultivators Worlc In Plain Sight in Front of Operator, Real Driver Comfort" jfjasv-Riding Seat, Automotive Steering. jVIodern Tractor Engines for High or Low Grnde Fuel i'TET'HC J 1 1 70"KD ^ HigbCompressioij For Kerosene ; - Tor Gasoline or Distillate With or "Withouti SelftSlarlCT .Implement Power Lift, Rubjer-Tires, Electric Ligbta. ower Take-Off. The "70" Enables One Man Tp Do IT DOES EVERYTHING Plows with 2 Big Bases or i Discs at 3.32 and 4.33 m'.p.k. Lists nnd Busts wi th 2 orS Bases Mounted on Strong, Rigid Ik-urns. Plants "with Check How, Runner, Sweep or Lister Planters; Ceuler- Mounted. Cultivates with Corn, Collon, Beet, Bean, Vegetable Disc, Skip-Row or Tool Bar Cultivators; Floating Gangs. Mows -with Mounted or Drawn Slower. Runs 6-Foot Combine, 2-Row Corn Picker; Other Power Take- Off Work. Drives 22x36 Thresher or Handles Other Belt Jobs of Equal Size. The "70" Does AH Jobs Better Than Any Tractor Built Before MoreWork More Easily Ttun Before ^Jl r --- .--«'·· · riir-tp s --Jfev. IPS A BEAUTY IN LOOKS AND PERFORMANCE See and Drive the Oliver "70" before you buy -- Inquire -- Test ~-- Compare. Drop in and let us show you tHe newest and finest farm power In the field. You be the judge* NICHOLS FARM EQUIPMENT 722 South Federal · Mason City Abraham Lincoln was accus tomed to riding a horse. In com ing from Kentucky he had ridde behind his father on one horse while his sister rode behind he mother on the other horse. II As a boy he had suffered ili- treatment from the old flea-bitten gray mare he rod,e to mill to get some grain ground. While at the mill the animal had kicked him and he had been put unconscious into a wagon and taken home and it was the next morning when he regained his senses. · '· '· Horse He turned But Lincoln was always kind to his horse and would save it at the cost of his own comfort. He bought a horse in 1835, when appointed deputy surveyor and he lost it when it was sold because he was unable to pay a judgment against him. His friend, James Short, however, bought the horse and returned it to him, allowing him to take his time in paying the debt As a practicing lawyer he had a home-made buggy and a rawboned horse and this horse is described in an advertisement he published in a Springfield newspaper when it once disappeared from its stable: "Strayed or stolen: From a stable in Springfield, on Wednesday, 18th inst., a large bay horse, star in his forehead, plainly marked with harness; supposed to be 8 years old; had been shod all around but is believed to have lost some of his shoes, and trots or paces. Any person who \vill take up said horse and leave information at the Journal office or with the subscriber, shall be liberally paid for their trouble. A. Lincoln." Wins Trade Tt is told that on one occasion Lincoln and a certain judge fel to joking one another abou horse trading and it was agreec that the next morning each was to bring a horse and they were to trade without either seeing the other's horse in advance There was to be no backing out under penalty of having to pa a $25 fine. The judge brought the wors looking horse anyone coul imagine and the crowd began to laugh at the joke he would have on Lincoln. Lincoln wa not long in arriving and on hi shoulder was a wooden saw horse. Lincoln looked at th judge's horse and exclaimec "Well, judge, this is the firs time I ever got the worst of it i a horse trade." I5,OOOIowans Are Moving This Month Rainer Schickele, Iowa State ollege- economist and tenancy uthority, estimated Wednesday nat, 25,000 lowans, both owners nd tenants, were shifting this March, compared with an es- imated 34,000 in 1934. I think the change in the otal number of movers this pear will not differ greatly from he totals recorded in the last ew years," he said. A study made by Schickele bowed 20 per cent of the 110,00 tenant farmers in Iowa moved sometime during 1934 and five per cent of the 36,D31 armers who were full owners of heir land on Jan. 1, 1935, moved during 1934. Optimism Indicated Some north central counties ndicated an upturn in moving .his year, and officials have noted :hat in some sections there is a shortage of farms for rent. Bills designed to ease the farm tenancy problem and consequently curb the heavy annual shift of tenants, have come Before the current session of the slate legislature. A series of 99 county meetings was held a year ago for the purpose of obtaining a cross-section of opinion from both tenants and land owners concerning ways to ease the tenancy problem anc increase the number of owner- operators in Iowa. Committee Has Effect Schickele 'said the state farm tenancy committee has, and in his opinion, will continue to have considerable effect on th landlords and tenants and as a result decrease the number o March movers. Largely as a result of the ten ancy committee's recommenda tions, the college extension ser vice has issued a sample "sim plified farm leased the econ omist said. More than 6,000 o leads Boys 4-H Groups Paul Henderson has b e e n boys 4-H club agent of Cerro Gordo county for the past three years. He has been instrumental in getting Ccrro Gordo county youths to develop an economical farm program. the samples have been distributed since their publication last fall. Several insurance companies owning Iowa land also have revised their farm leases to incorporate some of the suggestions made by the tenancy committee, particularly the extension of the notification period to five or six months. In the more level areas of Iowa, farm mechanization has tended to bring about consolidation of farms into larger units, he said. We Handle a Full Line of NORTHRUP KING «c CO. FARM SEEDS Get Our Prices on MOR-G AIN CHICK MASHES Your Chicks Will Do Better on Mor-Goin Northwestern Distributing Co., Inc. II- m Trim Colt's Hoofs The colt's feet should be kept trimmed during its first winter. A young animal's hoofs are apt to become misshapen and broken if not kept balanced by trimming. li ·436 SECOND STREET N. E. PHONE 361 or 362

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