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MFTEEM 1 3 i 1 COMBINE WEED CONTROL WITH CROPS Plans for Program Announced Porter Suggests Return Be Made From Land. Plans for weed control in Iowa for 1936 are centered around the following recommendations: 1. Summer fallowing and seeding to alfalfa in August. 2. Sowing sorghum or millet .as smother crops. 3 Surface cultivation in connection with soybeans and sorghum. 4. Summer fallowing in combination with production of winter rye. Any weed control program for Iowa, states R. H Porter, plant pathologist in the extension service at Iowa State college, must be worked out so that a return from the land can be realized along with control of weeds. Prennials such as Canada thistle, quack grass, horse nettle and bindweed, are now established in practically 'every county, and areas up to 160 acres are known to be infested. The botany extension service has been working with county agents and fanners for several years outlining weed control programs, and this year ~E. P. Sylvester, assistant extension pathologist, will spend all his time during April, May, June and July on weed projects. It is impossible in most cases to take the land entirely out of production, and Mr. Sylvester will hold meetings and dem- strations all over the state this spring and early summer recommending the practices outlined above. Rockwell Farmers' Telephone Company Dividends Raised ROCKWELL-- The annual meeting of the Farmers Telephone company of Rockwell was held, ending one of the best years in the company history. The stock dividend was raised from 6 per cent to 8 per cent. This was the third consecutive dividend paid. The company has 572 telephones, an increase of SO the past year. Cappie McMonagle was transferred from night operator to day work, due to the increase in phones. Edith Meyers was hired as night operator and Ronald Kammier was hired as assistant lineman. All other em- ployes were hired for another year. Gabriel Zigler and Ambrose McGaharen were elected Â· directors to succeed Henry Roben and Rhuben Holman. A carload of poles was installed the past year and another carload and 20 miles of wire will be installed this year and all lines will be overhauled. The prevailing rate of 85 cents for residence and $1.10 for business phones a month will be continued for the year of 1936. W. D. Lattimer of Mason City was re-elected president and manager. PlainBeld Bull at State College PLAINFIBLD, (UP)--J. J. Lynes and sons, promiuenl livestock breeders, have loaned a yearling Ayrshire bull from their show herd to the Iowa State college at Ames. The animal is to be used for breeding purposes at the agricultural school. Loan of the prize bull was requested by officials in the dairy husbandry department, which now owns seven milk cows sired by a Lynes bull, loaned to the college three years ago. Jack Dorse? AUCTIONEER Call Plymouth, Iowa Everything for Farmer in This Store of of the first floor of the new Sears, Roebuck s ,Â« rt 23-25 East Seen Through Windshield --By A. P. -Maples bleeding, at every crack and joint, nature's prodigal way of renewing life. --Swelling buds on linden, poplar and elm. Pussy willow catkins nodding. --"Winter lingering in the lap of Spring," March not lamb- like enough. Little glints of sunshine, sprouting grass where snowbanks lay. Bi:Â»l't morning and then snows again 'fore night. --Farmer in wagon, either toon-owing or returning the neighbors' fanning mill "the mill of the one boy power." Dead Animals OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. Wt Fay Phone Coll" Phone HHIf, Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Wool Wolf Bros. Sec Quotation Market Page Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Room 203 Weir Building Phone 483 Mason City, Iowa A. R. Cain, Pres., A. Tietjens, V. Pres., Henry Timm, Treas., 1. !.. Sltvens Uyncllc Knlir Sec. IF IT IS SAFETY AND DURABILITY YOU WANT NOTE THE COMPARISONS BELOW Mutual 59.6% /SURVIVE Active 2604 Retired . . . 1 7 6 5 Organized . 4369 IF IT IS SAVINGS YOU WANT- PLUS SAFETY, MUTUALS SAVE YOU AT LEAST $10 PER THOUSAND ON A 5-YEAR POLICY FOR FIRE AND TORNADO ON FARM PROPERTY Stock 25.6X [SURVIVE Active 564 Retired ... 1642 Organized 2206 Reciprocals The Farmers' Mutual Insurance Association carries around $13,000,000 of risks in Cerro Gordo and adjoining counties. A $10 saving per $1,000 would amount to $130,000 for the 5 year term. IS IT WORTH SAVING? J377. Active .... 70 Retired ... 440 Organized . 510 Insure in the Mutuals and Bank the difference to your credit. We write Fire and Lightning Insurance on aH insurable farm property and isolated dwellings in towns in the County Mutual. TORNADO and Wind either in Country or City on Insurable Property. DIRECTORS A. B. Cain J. F. Andersen A. Tietjens J. I* Stevens W. H. Skene Chas. Schmoll f. G. Frye C. O. Miller Al K, Orstens F. F. Stoltenberg Henry Hitzhusen M. F. Floy Henry Timm Geo. Moorehead Edmund Kelsh Grant Township Lincoln Township Lime Creek Township Falls Township Clear Lake Township Lake Township Portland Township Union Township Mt. Vernon Township Bath Township Owen Township Grimes Township Fleasant Valley Township Geneseo Township Dougherty Township ALSO HAVE AGENCY AT THE OFFICE FOR ALL CITY PROPERTY IN GOOD CONDITION WITH THE WESTERN MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF DES MOINES. ALSO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERING PUBLIC LIABILITY-PROPERTY DAMAGE, COLLISION, ETC, WITH THE ALLIED MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF DES MOINES.