The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 35
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 35

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 19 EMPTY DESKS, CABINETS--Remains of Grain Firm ^"4 * $400,000in 1 ; Assets Left ((Undistributed Children Enjoy Furniture CHICAGO, UP)--All that is left today o£ the once potent Farmers National Grain corporation is a large office space filled with filing cabinets and empty desks and a list of undistributed assets^totaling more than $400,000. Where once several hundred employes worked there are now only a halt dozen sorting and crating records. In a few weeks they will move into smaller quarters. Write Final Chapter 'Thus, the final chapter is be- r i\S written to the first attempt to give the American grain producer a co-operative marketing system nationwide in scope and in direct contact with all producing areas. In January 1938, stockholders voted dissolution of )the farmer-controlled co-operative which undertook an experiment born in 1929 during the days of the federal farm board. Eugene Curtis, who as attorney in fact for the directors is conducting the liquidation, said the experiment was constructive. He attributed the decision to dissolve to several factors. He pointed out that the eight year life of the organization ex: tended through one of the most 1 difficult periods in the grain trade's history. Changes Take Place Furthermore, he said, in that period fundamental changes had taken place in grain marketing. The importance of terminal markets had diminished, as evidenced by the fact that leading processors had been locating new plants in the country nearer sources of supply. Divergent interests of groups represented by Farmers National stockholders were conflicting, he said. Farmer groups with regional problems and interests peculiar to their localities found it difficult to develop a unified national course of action in many instances. Indicate National Scale Curtis said the experience of the Farmers National, might indicate that a co-operative on a ^nationwide scale could well con- Spline its operations to a eorrela- -IJiion of services for various reg- 'jpnal organizations, including ijtfiie study o£ transportation problems, developing outlets and ,providing a forum for discus- ;}sion. Actual handling and marketing of grain on a national -".^asis in a manner satisfactory to Summer Plan' Set for Iowa Lakeside Lab IOWA CITY--Scientific study o£ plant and animal life, with the varied specimens virtually at the laboratory's front and back doors, will be carried on in the Iowa Lakeside laboratory for the 31st summer. Plans for 1939 work at the field biological station at West Okoboji lake near Milford have been announced by Prof. Joseph H. Bodine, head of the University of Iowa's zoology department and director of the station. Opens June 12 The first term will open June 12 and close July 14. This wil! be followed by a second term from July 17 to Aug. 18. Both graduate a n d undergraduate students are eligible to enrol) and facilities also are available for a limited number o£ independent investigators. There will be no lack of spec! mens because the region abounds in a wide variety of life, Profes Furniture that fits the child and grows up with him is finding its way into many Iowa farm homes. In the lower picture, Trtar- got is combing her hair at a mirror hung: above a low chest in which she can put away her own clothes. Ann, seated comfortably at a table which is the correct height for her size, keeps her toys in the space provided by the floor cupboard on the right. In the picture at the top, Jane, who started out with similar furniture, has had it "made over" to keep up with the inches she's adding to her height. The play cupboard from the bottom picture has been placed on top of the low chest to make one unit, and the railing has been removed from the child-size bed, which will be long enough for Jane until she is ready for adult furnishings. Of simple line, child furniture can be made at home from pine or oak lumber. Furniture to fit the child develops good habits and good posture says Mrs. Alma H. Jones, extension specialist in child development at Iowa State college. or Bodine pointed out. They tclude small mammals, reptiles, 0 species of fish, 150 species ot irds, insects, and invertebrate auna. Appoint Professors In addition to five members rom the university's faculty, ve visitors from other institu- ions have teen appointed. They re Prof. H. E. jaqucs, lowu Vesleyan; Prof. Charles H. Carter, Parsons; Prof. George luff, Drake; Prof. Benjamin eterson, Coe and Dr. Aubrey Taylor, University of Illinois. The laboratory since 1938 IKIS jeen under a co-operative management composed of such state and national agencies as the state conservation committee, state board of education, U. S. jiological survey and t h e - U n i - versity of Iowa. Prof. G. M.' WacDonald of Iowa State college is'-president of the board o£ managers. Use Mirror A rear-view mirror fastened near the tractor driver's seal facilitates signaling for a halt from the seat of an implement being drawn behind, such as n binder. all divergent interests was very difficult, he said. Twenty-six regional co-operatives were stockholders of the Fanners National after it was organized Oct. 29, 1929. From 1929 to June 30, 1936, operations were financed by commercial' banks and the farm credit administration. Avoid Fire Fire danger may be minimized by placing the kerosene stove away from the wall. Leave an air space and insert a metal protector through its center. Don't hang towels on a rack above a kerosene stove. Keep the burners clean to avoid any flaring. Wipe out the drip pan frequently to prevent an accumulation of kerosene drippings. "BUT, BILL, HOW'D YOU EVER PAY FOR 'EM?" "WHY, JOE, THESE TIRES SAVED ENOUGH TO PAY FOR THEMSELVES IN 2 YEARS W WONDER Have Isolation Shed A community isolation shed for sick livestock o£_the neighborhood is reported by F. R. Cozzens to be in operation near Stockport, Morgan county, Ohio. TRIPLE "A" GRADE Chick Bargains We Have 4,000 Surplus WHITE ROCKS - BUFF ROCKS BARRED ROCKS HUODE ISLAND REDS Triced at (£7 A A J I «UU Hundred BROODER SPECIALS Values lC-95 5-f C 1« 1«* Values FEEDS-- (Fresh) Starting Mash - Pellets and Scratch Feed Hear Us Daily Over KGLO at 7:30 a. m. ^~ " "* -- ~ "' *"" IOWA MASTER BREEDERS Inc. 410 South Federal Phone 934 YEAR... ^ AFTER f YEAR Is Better Bread! · HOtt TRACTION · SELFCUAXmS · WIATHEHPROOra · WATESMtOOnO ** TRACTOR TIRES PAY FOR TKMSaVES THEY DO 12 HOURS'WORK IN 9 ,,.. CUT FUEL COSTS 2595 .. When you can farm 25% more ground with feM fuel, you're harvesting a [ crop of dollars* Come m { and let us tell you how U. S.Tractor Tires do this --and save 395C repairs, too. Headquarters for the World Famous U. S. LUG and NOBBY TIRES! for prices before you buy. JOE DANIELS Corner Washington and 1st St. S. W., Mason City BUILT BY WORLD'S BIGGEST RUBBER FARMER

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