Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 29
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 29

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 'ARM MOVING DAY--Why It Comes on March 1 r Feeding Is pver; April oo Fickle By ARTHUR PICKFORD Globe-Gazette Farm Editor I was once asked the question "Why do farmers move March 1?" It was a season like this one when roads are as bad as they ever are--and it seemed to my interrogator that they c o u l d just as well move a week or two earlier or later. No one has officially set .larch 1 as the end o£ the farm ·ear but there are powers as ing or stronger than law. ly law we set March 4 as the fid of the office holding year in 'national affairs. It could have been June 1, just as well and they say that March is about as bad a month as Washington experiences and nothing but the force of custom holds it where it is. Let Him Try It If one doubts the force of custom, even in republican America, let him try to move Thanksgiving day or Christmas. And so, moving day, without the backing of any law, has become established on March 1, let the weather be fine or stormy, and no one knows the labor and inconvenience encountered by the mover until he comes on such a time as March 1, 1939. Of course, it is better now than in earlier days. The miles and miles of cement highway and graveled roads help a good deal, but the dirt road--in a state of nature--has to be gone ,over v/hen one comes -to it and good corn land soil is awfully poor road making material. f Two things have quite a lot !to do with March 1 as a mov- |ing day. One is that April is a _ ickle month. She may smile and farmers be in the field at work in the early part of the month or she may pout and frown and seeding begin on the twer.tieth but in either case the farmer must be as nearly ready for spring's work as he can. Feeding Is Over 'Another is that March 1 sees the bulk of the winter's feeding over and there will be less of the roughage to move than at n earlier date so perhaps, as an ;erage, March 1 isn't so bad ter all. But, certainly, it is an erup- on to be encountered as seldom 5 possible,--not only the inter- uption of orderly farm opera- *bns but the change to a new Svironment, a new farm, a new ^ighborhood, accompanied by 1 the extra work both to men nd women which this causes, _.nd at a time of the year when nature is sometimes at her ;orst Just now, there is a determined effort to write a farm lesse which will encourage long- H-r leases and more equitable terms to both owner and renter. Here's hoping it will suc- ·eed. ! Clufa Worker Jays "Ah" The health "H" is an important one for Iowa 4-H girls. A Black Hawk county 4-H girl is shown having her teeth .examined as another club eirl ^observes. One of the clnb I aims is that the 12,000 Iowa 14-H girls shall have not only a Tdental examination but also a. torn pic te physical examiaa- Von. Ideal Summer Chicken House A clean alfalfa range, cool summer shelter and an abundance of clcen feed and drink for growing pullets make for ideal conditions for developing high production birds, says W. R. WhiUield, Iowa State college extension poultryman. Pictured here on the farm of Floyd Bloom, Shcnandoali, are practical summer time conditions for the young flock on range recommended by extension pbultrymcn. Ladak Top Variety in Long Time Stands The best variety of alfalfa for long-time stands in Iowa seems to be Ladak, according to C. P. Wilsie, research agronomist at Iowa State college. Over a 13 year period, Ladak has outyielded all other varieties, followed by Cossack, Hardigan, Canadian Variegated, Baltic and Grimm in the order named. Ladak also was damaged only half as much by wilt as the other familiar varieties. This latter ^advantage is of especial importance where the stand is to be left more than three years. Wilt usually begins to show up strongly after the third year. Of course, it the stand is not to be grown lor much more than a couple of years, other variegated varieties or northern grown varieties should be satisfactory. Diet for Stock Approximately one and one- half acres of good iegume and grass pasture should carry any one of the following animal units through 120 days: One horse, two colts under 2 years old, one cow or mature bull, two yearling cattle, two weaned calves, three cattle on feed, fis-e mature sheep, 10 weaned lambs or 12 to 15 spring or summer pigs. --WANTED-HIDES and WOOL HIGHEST PRICES PAI1 We Also lluy Wool at Any Time of year CARL STEIN 111 SIxlh St. S. W. PEOPLE ELECTRIC CQMPHNV Farmers of North Iowa "GO MODERN" I For More Comfortable Living » For Added Health, Happiness ft For Savings in Time, Money WITH LOW COST ELECTRICAL SERVICE V ES! Hundreds of farmers throughout North Iowa have thrown off J^ the shackles of drudgery from their homes by hiring low cost Electricity to do the hard work. And they're mighty glad of it, for they have tried it and found it "good." Worth every cent and more, for they have discovered that electricity not only makes farm life more pleasant, f, Ut rv o m i n s more Profitable, too. Provide your home with modern P. G. E. Electrical Service Now! Food Economy and Health Protection With An Electric Refrigerator · See the splendid new 1939 Electric Refrigerators now on display. Big, roomy models, ideally adapted for farm use at new lower prices. Easy terms, too. Enjoy Delicious Electric Cooked Meals Electric Cookers $16.95 up Save Time, Labor With the Electric Mixer Sunbeam Mixmaster $23.75 Two-SI ice Electric Toaster Will Keep Up to a Large Family $16.95 The World Is Yours With An Electric Radio Protect Eyes, Beautify Your Home . , . With I. E. S. Lighting · By pultinsr one of these new Better-Sight Lamps in a room --any room--you'll be amazed at the extra dividends in comfort, beauty and performance. Provide your home with sight- saving I. E. S. Lighting now. Popularly priced in many styles. For Speedy, Economical Cooking Use An Electric Range · Progressive farmers, -wherever electricity is available, are switching to electricity for the family cooking. In- vesliga.te this better way. You'll like it. By taking full advantage o'f the modern uses of electricity, you and your family may enjoy the convenience and freedom thai electricity offers you. Put this tireless servant to work and you'll find that electricity doesn't COST--it PAYS! See the newest appliances at your Electric Dealer's, or at-- Thift Sole Terms As Low As 75c Down 75c a Month PEOPLES' GAS ^ELECTRIC COMPANY SERVING NORTH CENTRAL IOWA'S CITIES, TOWNS AND FARMS

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