The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 25
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE HOME FURNISHINGS--Girls' 4-H 1939 Project Four Groups '^Scheduled to /Be Organized i "First year home furnishing" 7 is the-1939 project for the Cerro Gordo county girls' 4-H clubs under the supervision of Mrs. Florence Ferguson, county club agent. x Activities for the 1939 program j include music, health, conserva- il tion and courtesy under the ' chairmanship of Mrs. James McLaughlin of Rockwell. Purpose of the clubs this year is: To give rural girls an or- :nnizalion of their own in which iey develop an appreciation ,for ic dignity of rural lite and bfhome with all its possibilities; " to develop leadership, loyalty, initiative, dependability and poise; to seek and iryuntain good health; to gain an appreciation of the best in music, recreation and good pictures and to develop a responsibility to the community. Plan Four New Clubs The main goa! is to strengthen the eight groups and organize four new ones. Countywide ·f events, contests and representa- i tion at state programs also are included in the goals for 1939. In the county events section the f o l l o w i n g features are planned: Rally day in June; . , training schools for leaders, com- "t mittee women and older girls; county conservation field day in ty July; achievement day in Augi "I ust, and health examinations program in July._ County contests include: Music appreciation on rally day; health iPf contest in August; record mem- J{ ory. books in October; exhibits ft and demonstrations on achieve- t* n iment day and a conservation . contest. ' List Individual Goals Representation is planned at the following state events: 4-H state convention; Iowa state fair; district fair and Dairy Cattle congress. At the fairs and congress the girls plan for demonstrations, exhibits and club booths. Fourteen individual goals are scheduled. They include: To improve room, making four ne\v~ articles, health examination, par- kMicipation in township meetings, L *J:eep expense accounts and study ^expenditures, be courteous, to or inave a uniform and wear it to all Jf Bounty events, keep a record gi'tfiniemory book; 100 per cent at- T» OI 'tendance, keep a record book l^Vind exhibit at achievement ^'hhow, own a set of miniature 1; pictures and know songs and J( f recognition numbers in half hour 1 5 studies from a famous opera. Liming Soil for Legumes Liming; acid soils is the foundation of all sound soil management and erosion control practices, declares. W. F. Watkins, extension service soil conservationist. This fanner, near Sbenan- doah, is preparing relatively poor land for legumes by applying lime. The land was sown to wheat last fall and will be sown to a mixture composed largely of alfalfa this spring. Announces Farm Life Meeting f ? Ventilation Stressed High humidity and artificially high temperatures do no' seem to raise egg production during the winter months. Studies at Purdue university, in In diana, revealed that fowls in houses heated artificially from 40 to GO degrees laid eggs tha were smaller in size than when the houses were unheated bu properly ventilated. Experiments Uncover Zause for Difference n Milk Fat Testing Differences in milk fat tests day by day have proved a perennial problem m the dairy industry and even today many producers do not understand why their tests are not uniform. Observations and experiments conducted by dairy specialists at the New York station throw some light on tliis problem. Among the factors observed as affecting the fat content of the milk are the stage of lactation period; season of the year, milk testing higher in winter and lower in summer; length of time between milkings; completeness of milking; breed of dairy cattle, and age of the cows. Records also show that night's milk usually gives a higher lest than morning's milk. These and other factors, the most important being the individuality of the cow, may also affect the amount of milk produced, which, in turn, of course, affects the actual amount of fat produced. Speaking of the test itself, station specialists point out that one should not expect too great a degree o£ accuracy in testing, RS the Babcock test bottles are made to read only as close as one-tenth of one per cent--thus setting a limit of accuracy on the bottle itself. Repeated observations have shown that where the same operator tests milk in the same laboratory, duplicate tests normally check without variation in 30 per cent o£ the tests, with one-tenth of one per cent variation in 60 per cent o£ the tests, and with two-tentlis of one per cent variation in the remaining 10 per cent of the tests. Plow Shares Can Make Money Have your old plow shares, corn planter shoes, and cultivator shovels reclaimed by the new Stoody Process method. · ALL WORK GUARANTEED · Economy Welding Machine Works 112 SOUTH COMMERCIAL AVENUE Phone 1020 Moson City, Iowa Floor Precaution Heavy waterproof paper or felt placed between a well f. packed fill of gravel and the I t ? , upper flooring of concrete will , f prevent moisture from working i up to the floor surface in gran- £i. aries and poultry houses. A new departure in the 1939 p r o g r a m of the American Country Life association, to be held at the Pennsylvania State college, Aus. 30 to Sept. 2, has been announced by Chris L. Christensen, dean of the Wisconsin college of agriculture, and president of the associa- iion. "Special attention to the development of a native rural culture will be the feature of this year's meeting," says Dean Christensen. 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