The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 1, 1936 · Page 23
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 23

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE NINE FarmLabor Pay in 1935 $1.50 a Day Leslie Carl Gives Results of His Study. DBS MOINES, (UP)--Farm laborers in Iowa were paid an average of $1.50 a day, with board, in October, 1935, last month for which official figures were available, federal agricultural statistician Leslie M. Carl said today. Carl's charts disclosed that $2.05 a day, with board, waS the highest price paid to farm laborers in the state since 1923. The hig'h mark was reached in July and October. 1929. In January, 1930. the rate had fallen to $2.30, rose briefly to $2.35. and then began plunging downward. The low level -was reached in April. 1933--85 cents a day. with board. By October, prices had risen 15 cents, but in January. 193J. had fallen to 90 cents. Then a steady rise was started, culminating in the $1.50 figure for October. 1935. Equally wide fluctuations were noted in wages paid to laborers whose compensation did not include board. The highest figure reached for these workers was $3.35 in October, 1923. The lowest was $1.20 in January and April, 1933. Shoppers in J. G. Penney Store Cow Testing Units Are Paying Dividends Cow testing 1 associations have consistently paid dividends to the members year after year in the form of higher producing herds. In 1927 only 33 out of every 100 cows on test produced 325 pounds or more butterfat a cow a year, whereas in 1934 nearly 44 out of every 100 produced 325 pounds or more. Also, in 1927, only 6.5 per cent of the cows on test produced .425 pounds or more bat- terfat a cow a year, whereas in 193-1 more than 11 per cent of the cows were in this production class. This 8 year period not only shows an increase in the percentage of higher producing cows, but it shows an increase also in average production for the entire cow population on test in dairy herd improvement associations. For example, the average production of butterfat a cow a year, based on the records of all the cows on test, increased from 293 pounds in 1927 to 322 pounds in 1934. During this same 8 year period the production of butterfat a cow a year, based on all milk cows in the United States, increased from 175 pounds in 1927 "to 180 pounds in 1929, and then steadily decreased to . 158 pounds in 1934. Used Machinery 1--J. D. Model "D" Tractor. 2--Oil Pull Tractors, priced right. 2--Fordson Tractors. 4--DeLaval Separators. Several Used Gas Engines, cheap. Several Good Disk Harrows. H o r s e drawn. Several good Corn Planters. Several good Horses. 2--J. D. "GP" Tractors. Good condition. CERRO GORDO IMPLEMENT Co. Phone 444 115 8th St. S. E. Above is shown a typical scene at the J. C. Penney company store, with shoppers crowded about counters and display tables. The picture was taken from the balcony lookln- toward the front. O. A. Satler Is manager of the store. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) Sweet Corn Production Maintained This Is Expected Despite Reduced Acreage. WAVERLY--Total production of sweet corn at the Marshall Canning company plant in Waverly will be about the same as in 1930, even though acreage has been cut 20 per cent, officials have estimated. The increase is expected through a bonus plan, under which 50 cents a ton will be paid each grower who averages three and one-half tons of sweet corn an acre. The bonus :s offered to improve quality and increase production. Twenty-five acres of carrots will be raised as a new crop. Acreage of tomatoes will be increased 150 acres, and prices will be increased. The U. S. system of grading will be used for the first time in buying. Prices of green beans have been raised slightly and the acreage will remain about the same. Plans for cucumber acrerig-e and prices have not been completed. 3 You Can Buy WiUi Confidence in Our FARM DEPT. Nationally Known Supplies and Equipment EOYT HARNESS "The FinestMade" Our Boyt Harness is the cheapest because it's the BEST! Made from finest grade full leather, every piece carefully selected and tested. Rustless hardware and special Boyt construction throughout. Don't buy any harness till you've seen our line and compared our favorable prices! VEGA SEPARATORS FOR Economy AND F I N E Performance The Vega is truly a different and better Separator . . . its low first cost and economical upkeep make it the kind of a cream separator you should own. Vega has self oiling mechanism, fewer discs (easy to clean as a china dish) requires less effort to operate. Come in and let us demonstrate the Vega for you! Vegas Are Built to Last a Lifetime WITH A HUDSON BROODER Your Chicks Are Safe Hudson Oil Burning Brooders: Protect your Baby Chicks, and your investment as well. No temperature variations regardless of weather changes, extremely low operating- cost, simplicity of construction. Hudson Brooders are guaranted to satisfy you! Special Attention Given Farmers' Needs CHICK FEEDERS 24 Inch 19c 36 Inch 29c GENUINE COPPER RIVETS and BURRS, '/ 2 LB. ASSORTED PITCH FORK, 4 TINE I4c High Grade SEPARATOR OIL, gal. can , 90c

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