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FOURTEEN. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 24 ·1937 .Better Farms . . .Better Roads NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR P1CKFORD Better Social Life . . . Better Schools POULTRY REPORT SHOWS NEED OF KEEPING RECORD WhitKeld, Extension Expert at Ames, Gives Figures ' · ' · · o n Flocks. AMES--With figures from 24 flocks showing an average labor income a hen ranging from $1.78 profit to nearly 6 cents loss, the annual Iowa calendar flock report again emphasized the need for keeping records in the · poultry business, W. R. Whitfield, extension poultry husbandman at Iowa State, college, said. Whitfield in making public the 1936 calendar report, pointed out that the ' 10 { highest flocks produced labor incomes averaging 51.43 a bird. The 10 lowest flocks averaged, only 29 cents. Labor income is the return left after all expenses including interest on investment are deducted from the gross income. i : The 10 high profit flocks averaged 148.1 eggs a hen at an expense o£ $1.79'a hen as compared to 118.6 eggs a hen in the 10 low flocks at an expense of $1.76 a hen. The average for al! flocks was 135 eggs, seven more than in 1935. Labor income for all flocks averaged 98 cents a hen, a sharp decrease from the 1935 average ot $1.55. Average feed costs dropped from $1.90 to ?1.57 a bird over the same period. Mortality records. showed owners of the 10 less profitable flocks lost 22.9 per cent of their birds, while owners of the high profil flocks lost only 14.7 per cent. Owners of more profitable flocks obtained a much higher income from the sale o£ market eggs, hatching eggs and breeding stock. "Poultrymen who co-operated in making complete flock records reports for 1936 will be able to correct practices and oversights which have been responsible for 'leaks in their business," Mr. Whitfield pointed out. "Those whose yearly record shows a good profit now know positively hnw successful their methods have been." B.A.Reemtsma AUCTIONEER Speciallzlnr in Farm Sales Ph. 53-F36 Rt. 1, Ventura, la. WANTED Hides Wool Carl Stein 111 6th S. W. Phone 470 QSHKOSH R'GCfSH say... "We've made the World's Best Overall BETTER" It sounds hard to do, and it was hard to do--but Oahtosh B'Cosh did it. For more than a year their mills worked constantly trying to weave a denim even stronger than the long wearing, tight woven fabric for which Oahkosh B'Goah are famous. At last they found a new, and still secret way of twisting the long-staple cotton Lhat mode theyarn itself stronger and harder to break. Woven into fabric, this new yarn produced a denim far harder to rip or snag and more wear resisting than any denim known. . UNION $159 MADE Think what this extra strength and resistance to wear will mean in longer wear, fewer and less disastrous anagi, and in greater overall economy--be- eauie tha improved Othkosh B'Cojh overalls coit no more. ' Get to FARM BUREAU NEWS · · . · · · . , » : ' * , » . · A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organization. PARTLY COOKED PORK IS MENACE Must Be Thoroughly Prepared, Says Miss Zol- lingeiyH. D. Agent. Pork must be thoroughly cooked, Miss Florence E. Zollinger, home demonstration agent, warned Cerro Gordo county housewives during their study on Meat cookery this- past month. Housewives are warned against tasting raw sausage or sampling cured ham for seasoning. Cured ham is still raw ham, said Miss Zollinger. Care should be taken during the home butchering season to keep raw pork, particularly pork -sausage, out-,of children's reach. Haw pork is frequently infested with tiny worms, or trichinae, in- closed in cysts. When these cysts are swallowed they dissolve, releasing the trichinae, which bore into the muscles of the human body. Infection causes a disease known as trichinosis, accompanied by severe pains and sapping of energy. Trichinae are destroyed at a temperature of 60 degrees Centigrade or 140 degrees .Fahrenheit, Miss .Zollinger said. Pork being cooked must be heated 'to this temperature throughout the entire piece to destroy trichinae at the center. Miss Zoltinger advises cooking pork until the internal temperature of the meat is 78 to 83 degrees Centigrade or 172 to 181 degrees Fahrenheit to allow a safety margin. . Trichina infestation is not peculiar to home butchered or home cured pork. It may be found as well in federally inspected meat on the market, since there is no way to detect the presence of trichina cysts with the naked eye. . MEETINGS Items on Gatherings of ··Farm Organizations. Dr. K. W. Stouder of the extension service, Ames, will meet with the milk producers and distributors of the county on Friday, Feb. 26 at 2 p. m. at the Y. M. C. A. Dr. Stouder will give a general discussion on methods ot improvement of the quality of milk. The following from Cerro Gordo county attended the Farm tenancy conference held in DCS Moines Friday and Saturday; R. M. Hall, president of the Farm Bureau; J. D. Richardson, chairman of the Agricultural Conservation association; Andrew N. Olson, county agent, Senator Earl M. Dean, William McArthur, corn loan supervisor, and F. W. Stover, agricultural conservation field- man. The party was marooned at Iowa Falls until Sunday evening on account o£ drifted roads. Andrew N. Olson, county agent and-Paul C. Spotts attended a district agricultural planning meeting held at Charles City on Tuesday. A boys club leaders training meeting will be held at the county agent's office Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rex Beresford of the extension service at Ames will speak on animal husbandry. Highest Prices Paid for HIDES ond WOOL FRANK KROPMAN 615 South Adams, Mason City Machinery Several Good Used Grinders I--Model "B" John Deere Tractor. 2--Used G. P. Tractors, in good shape. Reconditioned .Disc Harrows, Reconditioned Tractor and Horse Plows. 1--Model "A" Tractor. 1--1 Vi Horse Power International Gas Engine. , · 2--10-20 Mr.Cormick- Deering Tractors, cheap. 2--John Deere Model D ; · T r a c t o r s , reconditioned. 1--18-36 Hart-Parr Tractor. Also Fordson Tractors, cheap. CERRO GORDO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 4-14 . 115 Eighth SI. S. E. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS I. M. Ball President t, A. Lud*man vice President S. A. Mathre Secretary Shirley S. Stanfield ......Treasurer FAn.M BUREAU DIRECTORS Grant Howard Cash, Clear Lake Lincoln.......Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Urae Creek..Leslie VanNole, Mason City Falls Paul H. Matzen, Mason City Clear Lake Waller Wood, Clear Lake Lake A. H. Steil, Clear Lake Maion... Elfjar 2. Haifiht. Mason City Portland Paul Spoils. Nora Springs Union a. F. Miner, Clear Lake Mount Vernon..J. C. Oehlsrt. Clear Lake Bath... Cecil H. Aviso. Rockwell Owen :..F. L. Thompson, Rockford Grimes. ..Richard James, Thornton Picas. Valley..Clarence Ulum, Swatudale Gonc.-eo Frank Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty . Barney Dougherty, Dougherty HO.ME rnojECT CHAIRMAN Grant Mrs. Ernest Carr, Clear Lake Lincoln. Mrs. Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Lime Creek ..Mrs. Peter Frahm, Mason- City Falls Mrs. Martin Hendrickson, Nora Springs Clear L a k e . . . Mrs. Elmer Nelson. Clear Lake Lake Mrs. Ben Skadeland. Clear Lake Mason..... .Mrs. George Holt, Mason City Portland .. ...Mrs. A; B. Brocket!, Nora Springs U n i o n . . . . . . . . M r s . Hugh Strain, Ventura Mt Vcrnon ' . . . . . . . _ Mrs. J. R; Richardson, Clear Lake Balh . Mrs. Cecil Avlsc, Rockwell Owen Mrs. John Curran, Mason City Grimes.. Mrs. Carl Floy. Th'omton Pleasant Valley ..... Mrs. Clarence Rawson, Sheffield Gcncseo Mrs. WiU Bruns, Sheffield Dougherty ......Mrs. E. G. Dougherty. Dougherty County Home Project Chairman Mrs. E. P. DeGraw, Mason City Chairman Boys' Club Committee Earl M. Dean. Mason City Chairman Girls' Club Committee ,, · · : Mrs. Earl M. Dean Publicity Committee-R. M. Hall. Mrs. R. Furlclgh. Leigh Curran. Acting County Agent...Andrew N. Olson County Club Agent Paul Henderson Home Demonstration Agent ·; Florence Zollingcr Office Assistant Gencvicve M. Smith Ottice 21S Federal Btd?., Mason City North Iowa County Agents Take Part in Programs for KGLO At a recent district meeting, a schedule of broadcasts for station county agents was prepared. The following is the schedule: Worth and Wright counties to take alternate Mondays; Winnebago and Butler counties to take alternate Wednesdays; Floyd county Tuesday; Hancock arid Mitchell counties alternate Thursdays, Cerro Goido county, Friday and Franklin county, Saturday. The schedule is to begin on Monday, March 1, at 1:15 p. m. Ten minute talks will be given and some entertainment faature will complete the program. THEY WERE SPARED THAT The next .time a hardy old pioneer talks ot early hardships, just ask him politely if. in his younger days, he ever had to start a car in 30 below weather.-- Edmonton Journal. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE Members are asked to consult Farm Bureau office for ad, vertising rates on this column. FOR SAtE: Polled Hereford bulls: Golden King Seed Corn. William McArthur, Mason City. · .' . FOR SAtE: Duroc brood sows, farrow in April. Axel Anderson, Mason City. FARMERS: You Will Save No matter who does your wiring, if you. buy your fixtures and electric appliances from STUELAND ELECTRIC CO. 221 N. Federal Ave. For prompt, dependable Welding a n d Machine Shop service, at reasonable cost, see us. We have the equipment and will do the job right. Jacobson Welding Machine Shop 22 First Street N. E. Mason City One 1936 Dodge Truck, 19,000 miles,- In A-l shone. 722 SOUTH FEDERAL TWINING VINE IS BIG THREAT TO WESTERN FARMS Spread of Bindweed Alarming Farmers; Difficult To Control. CHICAGO, 111., VP)--Spread o£ bindweed, with its bell shaped blossoms w on twining vines that choke crops to death, was recognized today as a serious menace to. agriculture in half a · dozen western states, including Iowa. Infestations of the weed, known also as Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie, European or wild morning glory and pea vine, have been found in 30 other states. Farmers were apprehensive over its virility and resistance to control. The southeastern quarter of the nation'was not infested. Leonard W. Kephart, senior agronomist, U. S. department, of agriculture, said, "it already has infested about 2,000,000 acres of cultivated land west of the Mississippi river so badly that the farms have been practically abandoned. The weed is spreading so fast that unless something is done to control it we can't tell what the final outcome will be." Can Cross on Weed. Kephart said he had seen places in Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas and South Dakota where "a man can cross an entire, county and walk on the weed at every step." Authorities in Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa and Illinois, regarded the situation so impelling that legislative proposals seeking eradication were under study. Agronomist Kephart said the weed was native to Europe and probably was imported with barley and oat seed 30 or 40 years ago. He estimated several million dollars in federal relief funds and state appropriations already have been spent in combating it. Dr. R. H. Porter,. Iowa State college extension plant pathologist said he considered it the worst weed in the state and the "most serious threat to our agriculture." Dr. H. D. Lewis of the Ohio Slate university agronomy department said the infestation has reached serious proportions in his state, particularly in the northwestern area. The weed spread extensively during the drought years. Because of its deep roots', sometimes down 20 to 30 feet seeking moisture, the vines survived \vhen other vegetation withered. The creeping vines produce a dense .covering and their roots rob corn and other shallow-rooted crops of moisture. The vines also wrap themselves around stalks and roots and choke off life. Seek Eradication. Officials in Nebraska, where Dr. F. D. Keim, state university agronomist, estimated 400,000 infested acres, sought to have bindweed eradication included in the federal agricultural conservation program. Farmers regard the weed as the most persistent they have ever seen. Tops have been cut of£ as many as 50 to 60 times and the plant lives on. Chlorates used by some farm- .ers to kill the weed cost upwards of $60 an acre, which was regarded as too expensive. Dr. Porter s.aid one successful method of eradication was to fallow the land throughout the summer for about three years, planting rye or wheat in the fall of the year. In the spring the rye, in particular, can be pastured until about the middle o£ May, after which it may be allowed to mature and be harvested for grain. This method, he pointed out, gives some return from the land while the weeds are being destroyed. Most federal loan agencies and insurance companies now refuse to make lonas on infested farms. C. M. Hayden Stock Fajm Sale Postponed ' to Tuesday, March 2 The closing out sale on the C. M. Hayden stock farm on highway JB between Mason City and Clear Lake, which was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, has 3een postponed to Tuesday March 2, because of weather conditions. Livestock to be sold at this auction include 6 head of horses, 110 head of cattle, 22 Holstcin milk cows, 132 hogs and 400 White Leghorn pullets. A considerable quantity of feed and seed as well as machinery will be sold. Ora Bayless will be auctioneer. The sale will be clerked by the First National bank. The farm is situated immediately west of the county home. One thing being done for posterity is to provide enough photograph. 1 ; of ourselves to give coming generations a good laugh.-Cedar Rapids Gazelle. J. M. "Jack" Robertson AUCTIONEER Specialty to Purebred Livestock and Farm Sales. PHONE 2019 MASON CITY From Our Exchanges Farm Editor's Perusal of North' Iowa Newspapers Yields Some Interesting Items. To most o£ us the town of Bradford is of interest because o£ proximity to the Little Brown church, but the Nashua Reporter recalls this in its 40 years ago column: "John Hazeldine was born in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England, April 1, 1812, and died at Ruthevan, Iowa, Feb. 13, 1897, at 84 years of age. Mr. Hazeldine was a well-known factor in the history o£ Bradford, nearly 30 years ago. During his residence at Bradford he was engaged in the manufacture of organs and many o£ our readers well remember the Hazeldine organs." "County Auditor, Earl Kinsey, tells us that the county has paid bounties on 215 foxes since Nov. 1 when they started paying bounties," says the Kossuth County Advance. "The County. Conservation league estimates that there is one fox on each square. mile of Kossuth county at this time. The farmer boys are doing a good job of extermination-- which should have begun several years ago as great damage has been done by the foxes, but the Fish and Game commission had a regulation protecting them until last year." Buys 200-Acrc Farm. "A. J. Meyer, Jr., has purchased the farm where he now resides from R. A. Shover of Cedar Rapids," says the Ringsted Dispatch. Mr. Meyers had been renting tha farm for a number of years. F. A. Nelson made the deal. The farm consists o£ 200 acres. The reported purchase price was 5100 an acre." When President Roosevelt and 2,100 .other guests sit down to a victory dinner o£ the democratic party, March 4, in the Mayflower hotel; they will eat Kossuth county chicken as the principal dinner course, says the Algona Advance., Chet Kurtz, Swift and company manager, revealed that a carload of dressed poultry is .shipped each week from Algona to Washington, D. C., and that in the order is a special order tagged for the Mayflower hotel, where the victory banquet is to be held, with tick*, ets selling lor as high as $1,000 per plate. Sixty-seven miles of grading in Kossuth county for 1937, and 23 H miles of graveling, was approved by the board of supervisors, Wednesday morning. Leads In Production. Following is a list of the ten high patrons delivering cream to the Thornton Co-operative Creamery for the year extending from Jan. 1 1936 to Dec. 31, 1336, inclusive, as given by the Thornton Enterprise: Name Lbs. Br. S. H. Schmalle 5,005.0 C. J. Janssen. 4,070.8 E. Hafermann 4,772.0 R. E. James 4,603.4 Ed Lightbldy 4,260.2 O. J. Gross 3,817.4 Carl Dorenkamp 3,595.0 August Oehlert 3,569.5 J. F. Harmon 3,528.9 C. Zieman 3,207.6 Andrew Thornton, who is farming the Mrs. Traaserud farm five miles east of Decorah on highway 9, sold 39 head of Hereford steers to the Rath Packing company of Waterloo last week, for which he received the handsome sum of $4,006.60, says tile Decorah Public Opinion. Five o£ the steers brought 8 cents per pound, and the other 34 brought 10 cents. Their average weight was 1,050 oounds. On Farm Auctions. The Decorah Public Opinion has this to say preceding the listing of 11 sales: "One. of the most Important February features o£ an agricultural section like this is the holding of farm auction sales, which are of supreme importance to the farmers holding them, and of great interest to all other farmers. "These sales not only provide a quick clean-up for cash for the farmer selling out, but also establish prices on farm produce machinery, etc., that are used as guides for other farmers making sales or buying such articles. The sales are also important centers for the meeting of old acquaintances and renewing of friendships, and altogether serve a very good purpose. "Not so many years ago, all farm auctions were advertised by large bills, but this method is now much out of date, and newspaper advertising is used [or them almost exclusively. The mass spirit of peace organizations can be judged by the way the individual members fight among themselves. -- Davenport Times. Starter Generator and IGNITION SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 3* Flrif SI. S. IV. Milk Income at 5 Year High Farmers' cash income from the nation's milk production totaled 51,417,000,000 for 1936, an increase of $128,000,000, or 9.9 per cent over the 1935 total. Farm milk income has increased nearly 50 per cent since the depression low. Cash .milk income for December 1936 of $113,000,000 was 91.5 per cent of the 1924-29 average compared with the 78.5 index figure for agriculture as a whole. Since milk production in 1936 is estimated to have "increased by 2 per cent to 3 per cent over 1.935, the past year's larger cash payments to farmers are chiefly due to higher unit prices paid for milk. Increasing consumption of milk in fluid form, for which farmers receive their highest prices per quart, also helped to increase dairy farmers' milk checks. While supply and demand are in fair adjustment for the nation as a whole, there has been an unusually-high production of milk in some sections of the country. REDUCED HATCH OF CHICKENS IN 1937 FORECAST Unfavorable Egg, Poultry Market Influence in Situation. AMES--Because of. the unfavorable egg and poultry market, it is becoming more likely that the 1937 hatch of chickens may be smaller than a year ago, extension agricultural economists at Iowa State college said. It the spring hatch is sharply reduced, unusually high prices for eggs in late 1937 and early 1938 are very possible. At present the egg market is depressed by a combination of heavy supplies of fresh eggs. Although there are fewer laying birds, they have been producing more eggs than flocks were a year ago. Storage stocks on Feb. 1 were three times as large as a year previous. While egg prices have declined, feed prices have risen, making the feed-egg ratio more and more unfavorable. : · The agricultural adjustment administration, through its surplus egg purchasing program has been attempting to stabilize the mar- One 2-Ycar-OId Angus'Bull for Sale Plenty of Spring: Bull Calves C. M. Schumacher rhone 10F20 Thornton, Iowa ket. Most o£ its purchases have been distributed through flood relief agencies. The idea behind the program has been to slow down the price decline, halt the forced sale of poultry and stem the reduction-which seems likely to take place in the spring hatch. John Hays Hammond, Jr., has invented a device to "filter the voices of screen and radio performers and remove unpleasant ijualities." Now, Mr. Hammond, invent something to filter the bunk.out o£ political speeches.-Ottawa Citizen. · Four billion dollar's worth of gold is being buried in a vault at Fort Knox, ,Ky. If we understand our currency system, it was an error to dig the stuff up in the first place.--Howard Brubaltcr in The New Yorker. ACREAGE LIMITS FOR CORN CROP SET FOR COUNTY Cerro Gordo to Have Less Than Last Year Under State Plan. The corn acreage limit for Cerro county for 1937 has been fixed at 113,756 under the farm program announced by Ralph Smith, Iowa agricultural conservation committee chairman. This is slightly less than the acreage fixed by the Cerro Gordo county planning .committee and estimated to have been planted in the county last year. The planning committee set 116,000 acres for the county in 1936. What the actual acreage planted was has not been computed, but it is believed to be somewhere about this figure, according to Andrew Olson, acting county agent. The corn-acreage Kmiis established for other North Iowa counties are: All Corn Acreage County-- Limit Clay Dickinson . Emmet . .. Palo Alto . Pocahontas Butler .... Floyd Franklin .. Hancock .. Humboldt . Kossuth ... Mitchell ... Winnebago Worth Wright Allamakee Bremer Chickasaw ·. Clayton Fayette Howard Winneshiek Hardin 130,355 81,951 89,182 129,199 147,817 115,437 97,913 136,658 125,102 106,502 224,990 76,487 81,744 67,675 143,716 46,545 73,179 75,1R3 83,130 102,550 61,600 84,917 132,031 Announcement-- I wish, to clear up the impression some people have that I am going- out of the milk business. Through this sale I am only disposing- of my herd and milk equipment. I will still continue to deliver milk . . . and good milk . . . the best that can be obtained. RYAN DAIRY " PHONE 348 DISPOSAL SALE Saturday, February 27,1937 At the Molfhouse form, 1 mile south of Taylor bridge, on the old Waterloo short line, or 3 miles southeast of Mason City. Sale starts at. 10:30 a. m. Lunch on the grounds. I am" retiring from the milk producing business, and wish to dispose of my herd of cattle, livestock, milking equipment, and machinery. - HEAD GUERNSEY COWS - 30 These are oil high grade milk producing cows. One cow in this herd produced 598 pounds of butterfat during 1936. The herd averaged over 380 pounds of butterfat. 18 -- HEAD GUERNSEY HEIFERS -- 18 These are all high grade heifers produced from this herd. One Pure Bred and One Grade Bull. 2 -- HEAD OF GOOD WORK HORSES -- 2 7 -- Head of Hampshire Brood Sows -- 7 To farrow in April 200 -- White Wyandotte Chickens -- 200 A Full Line of Farm Machinery Including one John Deere "GP" Tractor, and 1 Letts feed mill No. 230 Complete Equip ment For Dairy Including milk cans, a pine tree surge milking machine with three uniti. One goio- line steam boiler and sterilizer. One I o w a cream separator, and one automatic milk bottle capper. HOUSEHOLD GOODS--Including living room furniture, mahogany dining room suite, bookcase, malleable range, and electric range. ' DAVE RYAN DAIRY W. J. MURPHY, Auctioneer FIRST NATIONAL BANK,. Clork

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