Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 1, 1936 · Page 31
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 31

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVENTEEN VEGETATION HELPS STOP EROSION Absorption of Water Important Run-Off Heavy as Snow Melted on Frozen Soil. Erosioa losses have been severe where the snow melted on frozen ground, but where the snow cover was heavy before the hard freezing- weather little erosion occurred as the water could penetrate the soil which, had been guarded from freezing- by the snow blanket. Such, were the observations of a recently completed survey made by the soil conservation service on its Big: Creek Demonstration area in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. The heavy run-off, where frozen ground prevented ag- sorptiou of water, was object- tionable in three ways, says J. L. Boatman, state co-ordinator for the SCS at Iowa State college. Plant Food Removed. Large quantities o'f valuable surface soil and plant food were removed by erosion. It contributed unduly to floods on the lower watersheds. And the amount of moisture stored in the surface and subsoil layers was considerably less where the ground was frozen. This is likely to be a limiting- factor this year in crop production on that land. Vegetation Needed. The area studied in the survey is typical of much of the corn belt, explains Mr. Boatman. It indicates the importance of keeping: the land -covered with some vegetation to help prevent erosion resulting- from rains and melting snows Vegetable growth also adds to moisture storage which is valuable crop insurance. That vegetation is important in retaining the snow cover was another observation. Where vegetation stood at a good height snow was caught and protected the soil from freezing .to a great depth. High standing vegetation cover, protected slopes, lee sides of timber, and timber itself tended to- increase the snow cover and decrease the depth of freezing. The kind of crop on the land apparently had little effect on the depth of freezing so long as sufficient vegetation was present to hold a deep cover of snow. For example, soil under short bluegrass was frozen to a depth of 26' inches while bluegrass standing 12 to 24 inches held a deep snow cover and the soil was frizeu only 6 inches. Find Artificial Brooders Are Best Where more than 50 turkeys are to be marketed each year, experiments conducted at the Oklahoma agricultural experiment station show that the poults can be brooded more successfully in artificial brooders than with either turkey or chicken hens. Artificial brooding eliminates much of the danger of diseases, simplifies feeding problems, lessens the cost of production, and makes it possible to have all the turkeys ready for the market at the same time. Any good brooder that is satisfactory for brooding baby chicks may be used for turkeys. The beginner should not attempt to brood more than 100 poults in a group. One hundred poults should be given about the same space as 300 chicks. In determining brooder house capacity, a minimum of one square foot of floor apace should be allowed for each, poult, a 10 by 12 foot brooder house being- ideal for 100 poults. A temperature that is constant and uniform is important in brooding poults. When FARMERS! Make Your Shopping Easy You Con Always Find Your Needs at HUXTABLES Dr. Hess Poultry and Stock Tonic Dip and Fly Chaser Uo8 Powder Lee Gerraozone Stock and Poultry Tonics Walko Tablets and liquids Dr. Robert's Veterinary Preparations (fall line) Fleming's Blister Ointments and liniments Blckmare's Gall Salves and Healing Powder Oombault's Caustic Balsom Kow-Eare and Calves Cordial Balm, and Udder Balm SToyler's Teat Dialators Nakik's Dialators Conkey's Preparations SeargenPs Preparations Glover's Preparations Milk Tubes and Procfoars Formaldehyde, Sodium Flon- ride, Semeson Ir, Semesoii Ben Valspar Paints sod Varnishes HUNDREDS OF OTHER ITEMS NOT MENTIONED AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES! HUXTABLE DRUG CO. "North Iowa's Largest Drug Store" 116 South Federal Ave. Mason City, I own Remodels Store Having remodeled his store, and adding a bargain basement^ Sam Kalzes is now ready tor another busy season at the Sam fciizes and Sony department store, South. Federal avenue. The Baizes store has been at the same location for the past 23 years. He has for sale a complete line of merchandise, clothing, groceries, paints and furnishings for the entire family. the poults are first placed in the brooder house the temperature should be 90 degrees F. two inches from the floor at the edge of the hover. This temperature should be reduced 2 or 3 degrees each week.-Ivy M. Howard, Okla. Farmerets of World Will Meet Farm Women Will Convene May 31 at Washington. During the week of May 31 to June 6, 1936, farm women of the world will meet in Washington, D. C. There will be an attendance of more than 1,000 delegates representing nationally organized associations o£ rural women from many nations. The program will contain the names of women known over the entire 1 world because of their interest in. the problem of country life. It is the plan also to have an exhibit of handicraft made from farm-grown products from each nation. A special exhibit of rare antique laces an;l embroideries from. Europe will be shown. Other exhibits of great interest will be the leather handicraft work of French women, examples of spinning and weaving from Scotland, Norway and Sweden; lace, embroideries and hand woven linens from Switzerland, baskets and upholstery from Scotland, and pottery, rugs and baskets from British Columbia. There also will be an exhibit from the farm homes of the United States. The formal opening of the conference will be held at high noon on Monday, June 1, at which time Mrs. Roosevelt will address the conference. There also will be greetings from Lady Aberdeen of Scotland, at whose suggestion the first international meeting of this organization was held in London in 1929. Among the general topics scheduled for discussion by delegates at the conference arc, Safer Motherhood, How Rural Women are Meeting their Economic Problems, Cultural Interests of Rural Homeniakers. and International Relations as they Affect the Rural Home. Farmers Can Get Feed Analyzed at Iowa State College Iowa farmers who wish to have an analysis made of their feed or other materials should send the samples to E. L. Redfern, chief chemist in the state department of agriculture. Des Moincs, instead of to Iowa State college. The college has discontinued this service, but analysis can be obtained at Des Moines for a small charge. Send composite samples when a test is to be made. Spring Quarter Enrollment at Ames Total 3,900 AMES--Enrollment for the spring quarter at Iowa State college is expected to total 3,900, officials said. A total of 3,452 students enrolled Wednesday, 518 more than for registration day a year ago. it's EASY to S A V E On Foods the BURPEE WAY OF HOME CANNING TASTY, FRESH FOODS EVERY MEAL The housewife who uses a Burpee Can Sealer has at her command one of the most modern and most perfect methods of preserving foods--that of canning in tin. It furnishes the housewife the best and cheapest way to provide a variety for the table and on economical way to use surplus products. Its low cost- will more than pay for itself in the savings it makes. THE ECONOMICAL WAY OF HOME CANNING Don't risk your family's well being. A Burpee Pressure Cooker wilt preserve foods safely, simply and surely. The materials used in the Burpee Cooker are the best- obtainable. ... It is recommended by the U. S. Government for the safe preservation of such foods as meats, fruits, vegetables and desserts, and preserves them fresh for use the year around. Send or Visit Our Store For Free Booklet 111 EAST STATE STREET MASON CITY, IOWA

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