Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 1, 1936 · Page 26
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 26

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1936
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TWELVE Tiny Grass Seed Harvested With Vacuum Device A new machine, built like a powerful vacuum sweeper to MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE harvest the tiny seeds of buffalo grass, will make it easier for Great Plains farmers to re- grasa thousands of acres once in valuable native sod that supported huge herds of cattle. Great stretches of this grass were plowed up to grow $2 CLOSING OUT SALE Having decided to close out my entire dairy herd ot Holstein Milch cows and Bred Heifers, I will hold a public auction at my farm on the Forest City- Bancroft road, 5'/ 2 miles west and north of Forest City, and straight east of Bancroft on the first turn, on Friday, April 3 Sale to start at 1 o'clock Lunch wagon on grounds wheat--and abandoned when prices fell, to ruin by wind and rain. Buffalo grass has demonstrated its resistance to sun and wind, and ability to make a quick comeback when conditions are favorable. Recently, project managers in the soil conservation service were asked to name the seeds which they could best use to regrass idle and eroding lands. Buffalo grass led the list. But the seed is difficult to harvest and low in germination. It is found only on female plants which may predominate in some areas. A group of good Holstein dairy cattle. Holsteins lead all the other breeds in all milk and butterfat production. This herd of Holsteins carried off first honors in the Hancock No. 1 cow testing association for 365 days, the last three years on test. Three highest cows, production as follows: First 574.8; second 563.3, and third 540.3 pounds but- terfaf. Also high herd with a yearly average of 400.1 pounds of butterfat. All cows bred to Sir WaJker Segis Homstead 6th. His five nearest dams averaged 1009.89 butterfat. This bull also offered in sale. 35 Extra Good Holstein Milk Cows Heavy springers and cows fresh since January 1st. 10 Head of Good Bred Heifers Free from T-B and Bang's disease. All cows guaranteed. Also: Serge 3 pail, single unit, milking machine; 8 ten gallon milk cans. TERMS: Cash or see your banker. No property to be removed until settled for. HARRY I. THOMPSON Ora Bayless, Auct. Forest City Not'I. Bank, Clerk Explain Soil Program at Township Meetings (Conllminl from r» ee 1) plus any acres shifted from corn or wheat to soil-conserving crops under the 1935 adjustment prog-ram. This base may be modified as the township committee finds necessary to allow for unusual conditions and to keep the base in fair relationship with other bases in the township. On Separate Basis. In counties where flax and sugar beets are grown separate bases will be established 'or these crops. Information on .he establishment of so-called 'special" crop bases will be furnished to the county committee in counties where special crops are produced commercially. When the base established or each farm in a county has jeen approved by the secretary f agriculture, this information rill be made available to the ndividual farmer, Later, each armer who wishes to do so may apply for the cash grant. Then when the 1936 cropping ractice in line with the con- itions of the program can be etermined, performance on ie individual farm will be becked during the late sum- tier and fall. Payment for that erforraance will be made as ·oon as possible thereafter. Interest Payments Arriving Land Bank Getting Them Ahead of Time, Claim. OMAHA--One-third of the interest payments due from farmers #nd stockmen in Iowa Nebraska, South Dakota anc Wyoming is arriving at the Federal Land bank ahead of time, it was reported by bank officers. Of the Sl,614,340 due March 1 on interest maturities, $544,350, or better than one-third, was paid in advance. By March 12 borrowers of the bank had applied about $500,000 more on the March interest bill. Bank executives described the advance payments as a sign of bettering agricultural conditions. It is estimated the land bank now holds approximately 30 per cent of the farm mortgage indebtedness of these four states. Interest due from land bank borrowers on Feb. 1 amounted to $529,000. Before the due date arrived ?202,000 had been paid. By the end of February farmers and stockmen had applied an additional $266,000 on their maturities, bringing the month's payments up to approximately 90 per cent of the amount due. While payments on principal are not required until later in the year, borrowers paid $168,000 on the principal of their loans during the last week in February. "Dry Cows. A rancher in Maul Island. Hawaii, reports having- 1,000 cattle on cactus without water for four months. Succulent leaves, and dew on the leaves supplied all the "drinks." Insulated laying houses with straw lofts are a great help in all weather. Basic Rules Given for Soil Program CtinUnui*il fritm raice 3) $1 an acre for each acre he has in soil conserving crops in 1936. He Gets $51. Jones (in 1936) has 41 acres in soil conserving crops (35 clover and 16 oats seeded to clover in 1936). His maximum class 2 payment, therefore, Is $51 (51 times $1). To earn the class 2 payment Jones has. seeded 35 acres of oats to clover, presumably to insure soil conserving acreage in 1937. He also has seeded the 16 acres of oats to clover. But ie has not removed any crop, having pastured the oats or clipped them green. Assuming that the AAA has approved the $1.50 an acre payment in Iowa for each acre of .936 clover seeding, it would seem that Jones is eligible for a class 2 payment of $76.50 51 times $1.50). Holds Payment Down. However, since the maximum lass 2 payment any farmer an receive is $1 an acre for ach acre in soil conserving rops. and since Jones has only 1 such acres, his total class 2 payment is $51. The class 1 payment of 1157.50 plus the class 2 pay-. ment of $51 gives Jones a total soil conservation payment of $208.50. It is expected that class 1 payments in Iowa will average around $13. It is also expected that the AAA will approve payments of $1.50 an acre for new clover seedings, $2 an acre for new alfalfa seedings, and $2 an acre for liming. Butter Eating Champion Using a knife to eat a pound of butter in 3 minutes, Harvey Schwartz. Waukesha county, became Wisconsin's butter eating champion at the 44th annual state Holstein association meeting in Monroe. D. K. Allen, Winnebago county, was elected president of the association. Porter Appointed. Arthur Porter, former cow tester and also manager of lowana Farms, succeeds Earl Shultz on the dairy extension staff at Iowa State college. At At Mason City Implement Company Clear Lake Grain Company SAVE ON YOUR FARM MACHINERY NEEDS AND REPAIRS! ·v^wiirfinH " eW n ? 0cfl i ner y 7 OU wil( "eed or repairs on your present property LKT U r T'PP^ f ° ?' ye y ° U ° befter ' ob or ^ow you a better producl m the McCorm-ck-Deenng line at sa y ing prices . Check up for the new season Now .s the time to hare our factory trained mechanics put your machinery in shape for early spring work in the fields. Remember, a doHar sp^nt wTth^ us I now saves nine later on your farm implements. P Mr. Farmer! Buy Your New or Used Tractor Where the New Ones Are Selling the Fastestf Car"',? we ^Tu'to To ta'Uk «££?£, ^"^ The ., Fhan » a » T^tor is like a Pac k a rt We trade for horses, cattle, hogrs, grain or yo ur used machinery on any ne w or used e«»ip- ment you are interested In. ^^ ^u-K- HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR MANY USED BARGAINS! (5) F 18 Farmail Tractors with cultivator and plow. Absolutely can't be told from new 5675 (6) Kegular Farnialls. All the same as ne w $500 up (4) 10-20 McCormlck Deering Tractors. Like new. Cheap. 15-80 McCormick Deering Tractor. AH re- bui 't 3275 Model A John Deere Tractor, used about 6 months. LHre new. Cheap at .. $550 We have about 20 good horses for sale at our barns at Clear Lake, and any kind of used machinery that you want. TERMS TO RESPONSIBLE PAKTIESI WE TRADE FOR ANYTHING Mason City Implement Co. Clear lake Grain Company Spring Cleaning SUITS HATS TOPCOATS DRESSES RUGS 22 Sixth Street S. E. Phone 462 Clear Lake, Iowa Phone 23 DRAPES .CURTAINS Do Your Spring Cleaning Early! Highest Qualify Workmanship Quick Dependable Service-PHONE 788 :C)LfcA:NlERS RlHERS: J

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