The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 8, 1944 · Page 17
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 8, 1944
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. North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Farms MILKING TIME At Indianhead No. 1 Economy in Electric Pig Brooder--Quaife Electric pig brooders, which may be made on the farm, are superior to stoves or hot air furnaces as heating devices for farrowing pens. E. L. Quaife, Iowa State col- lege extension swine specialist, says the electric brooder" furnishes a safe, uniform type of heat down m the nest where the pig lives, thus playing a big part 'in preventing loss at farrowing time. Part of the value of the brooder lies in its service as a" I guard rail, thus preventing the crushing of pigs. MISTER FARMER: Ask Your Repairman to Install HASTINGS Steel Vent ' Piston Rings ' . i n Your Cor, Truck or Tractor Stop Oil Pumping - Check Cylinder Wear -Distributed by HATHORH MOTOR PARTS CO. 105 First St. S. E. Phone 447 Mason City, Iowa M ILKING TIME at Indianhead Farm No 1 means waim milk for "Blackie," and she's always there, night or morning. But it's a iigid schedule for Art Mosiman, ·whom "Blackie"^ is tagging, for it means out at 5 a. m., in the summer time, to get the cattle up from the pasture. "Sometimes they're way over by the river. .It's a good ride on horsebaeV said Mr. Bisgrovo. "They're usually* -: -- ---clear at the far end and it takes a .good hour to get the cows up each morning. "Then in the fall we have 2 silos to fill. We usually exchange help on this job, for it takes about 10 men to fill a silo. That's heavy work. "From early in the spring until late in the fall we're -pretty busy. We're milking 30 cows now. There are about 26 feeders in the lower pasture and we have a purebred Black Angus bulL "Milking takes about an hour. Usually takes us longer to get them up here and ready to milk thai*i it does to milk." Supply of Chemicals ^ Ample for Iowa Weeds Ames--Supplies of weed kill- £ chemical are adequate for owa needs, advises E. P. Sylwester, extension plant pathologist at Iowa State college. However, transportation difficulties ·nay bottleneck deliveries for pring . use. if ^ orders are not placed now. Iowa's 1944 allotment is 1,028,000 ^pounds, the ;ame as for each of the 2 previ- us years. There's Right Way to Thaw Out Frozen Pipe To help the emergency plumber at the season when the family may wake up to find pipes frozen, C. H. Van Vlack, extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State college, offers-several tips. In thawing a frozen water pipe, begin at the faucet and work back, .or start at the other end of the frozen section. Have the faucets open so the water can flow" out as the ice melts. The simplest and safest way to warm pipes is to wrap them with cloth set a pail underneath and then pour boiling water from a teakettle on the cloth.'- In thawing a waste or sewer pipe, work upward from the 5ower end to permit water to drain away. For protection, at spots likely to be frozen, pipes may be boxed and surrounded with dry shavings, sawdust, leaves or strav and chaff. A teacup of common salt solution poured into the sink will give protection at-a moderate temperature. But for seven weather, and if the house is ti be vacated for a few days, drain the trap or fill with a strong al cohol-water solution or othe anti-freeze. Post holes for the chutes t treat cattle for grubs should be dug before the ground freeze. UP. mm. Smaller Oats Crop Is 1944 Possibility Thnt Iowa farmers know their, oats is shown by their plans to sow over 3,825,000 acres to improved disease resistant varieties this year. The total oat acreage accepted by the AAA for Iowa in' 1B44 is 4,500,000 acres. Bloom in house plants is Controlled by light, temperature and humidity. "I've heard about a chicken in every pot;:: Sleeve assemblies, valve, piston pin*, gaskets, bearings, oil fitters and other replacement parts. Dispose of Farm Sewage Safely Moliins Hybrid Corn Co. CORWITH, IOWA but where doe» this PYREX pi« plate come in?!! IT'S FREE! ...IT'S PYREX! Look what you gtt FREE with Cargill Flavmizetf Chick Starter. A handsome, practical, Pyroc Pie P!«e! A strong start for your chiclu! Better pies for you! That's what this offer means. You've never owned such a pie plate. Deep, crystal clear, ·with a special fluted rim to seal juices add ftaror In! See us for yours--free with a 300 Ib. purchase.- FOLSOM AUTO CO. Across Street From Hotel Hanford PHONE 1171 A concrete septic tank enables the farm commuity io enjoy th« conveniences of modern bathrooms and kitchens. It safeguards the health of life family. By W. G. KAISER Agricultural Engineer A septic tank, built correctly and connected with the .right kind of tile field, protects the farm water supply from pollution and provides safe, practical sewage disposal. .Since the tank and tile system are inexpensive and easily installed, they constitute one of the first improvements usually made when running water is installed in the farm home. The septic tank should have at least 50 gal. capacity for each person in the family, but it is not advisable to build septic tanks holding less than 540 gal., even though only 2 or 3 persons are to be served. The average family-size tank measures 6 ft.' long by 3 ft. wide by 5 ft. deep, inside dimensions. Choose a site at least 200 ft. away from any drinking water supply. If soil is firm it will serve as the. outer form for the concrete tank. Build an inner form, with outside dimensions equal to the above size' and brace it strongly. Concrete walls of the tank should be 6 in. thick. In building the inner form, nail four 1-in. beveled cleats to the outside to make grooves for aaffle boards. Cut holes in end boards to fit 4-in. sewer pipe for the inlet and the oulet, allowing a 2-in. drop across the tank. Mix 5 gal. water per sack of Portland cement with average moist sand and pebbles in ratio of 2 % parts sand to 3 of pebbles. Avoid mixes that are too wet or too dry by varying quantities o£ sand and pebbles. Build up the sides first by placing concrete in 8-in. layers all around. Spade each layer thoroughly. Place inlet and outlet pipes in' position as concrete is brought to the proper level. The floor of the tank is placed as soon as the walls are completed. The cover for the tank is usually made ot several reinforced c o n c r e t e slabs, 3% in. thick, made in separate forms. Remove forms after 2 days' curing period but keep concrete moist for a week or 10 days ber fore using. Thirty feet of tile per person if the soil is porous, or 100 ft. per person if the soil is dense, completes the drainage system. Place the tile with U-in. open joints not more than 12 to 18 in. below the ground surface, with a fall of %-in. in 10 ft. "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement can be secured through any reliable building material dealer. Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. Makers of "''NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement Mason City, Iowa

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