The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 8, 1944 · Page 20
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February 8, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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8 Start TYour iii Winter Seed and nursery catalogs already are appearing in C e r r b Gordo county and it isn't too early, says County Extension Director Marion E. Olson to follow the recommendation of H E Nichols, Iowa State extension horticulturist, and "start orchard- .A seed corn that carries "a personal guarantee of satisfaction made possible by the producer's personal supervision of every siep of production. Greater uniformity of grade and finer quality - insuring even planting and better stands.'- ', · Top-ptrForming hybrids that 'possess that desirable,-"up-to-the-minute" features that mean more profit and satisfaction to the farmer. Hybrid varieties ' grown f o r a n d particularly adapted to a specialized territory making easier selection .and better all-round results. _ YOU GET THEM ALL IN Mullins Hybrid Corn Co. CORW1TH, IOWA ing during the wintertime." Actual work in -'the orchard can't be started until spring, of course,, but it is possible to do much planning during the winter arid thereby escape"some'of the mistakes when the orchard work is done on. the spur of the moment. :' ' : The nursery stock supply situation also is an incentive . to plan and order early. It appears that supplies for the nation as a whole may be somewhat short of demand. The short crop of fruit in Iowa in 1943 and extensive increases in fruit prices indicate that demand for nursery stock should be greater next spring than ever before^ Although the average farmer or home- owner probably will .want to plant some' of both; the bush and thi tree · fruits, the small fruits such as strawberry and raspberry will give quickest returns and therefore can be of greatest help in the wartime food situation. Nichols' recorhmenda- tion is that the older' varieties which have proved their,worth be given first consideration when nursery stock is being purchased. Corn stover makes good bedding for most livestock : ahd can be used for chicken litter if run through an ensilage cutter. M o s o n C I t.y G I o b e - G a z e t t Balanced Ration Necessary Livestock profits depend oh economical gains, which in turn depend on the health of the livestock and the efficiency of the ration. "Failure to provide proper rations can lead to serious nutritional diseases that reduce production arid profit." --Page 25, 1942 Yearbook o{ Agriculture. - BigrGain 24% Concentrate for Hogs, Cattle, Sheep, is made -to supply those quality proteins, vitamins and minerals your livestock must have to assure you of rapid and economical gains, w h i c h mean maximum profits. Ask your Big Gain,dealer about it. It is palatable, efficient, economical, profitable. Farmer's Inc. Coop. Society, Hurley . Hejlik Feed Produce, Rockwell J.'A. Button, Plymouth North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Farms 99 ^"Queett Report for Day's Work N OTHING can take the place of horses around a farai, Harry Bisgrove will tell anyone who might be around Indianhead Farm No. 1 at hitching up time He had two dependable'!?, "Babe" (the white horse) and "Queen" (the dappled Sfray), each weighing 1,900 pounds. Each has a colt .that someday will be broke to harness to work in the fields.*No favorites are to be found around the .Indianhead Farm No. 1, however, -for as Mr. Bisgrove says, "K very time I get a favorite, something happens. I had a- nice black one. She jumped the fence , and killed herself. -I've never had a favorite since. It doesn't pay to get too attached to them. But I like horses. "Really ought to have a saddle horse farm on!" to get around this Crowding hens reduces feed consumption and egg production ?AssociitlonJ DEPENDABLE CREDIT Make THIS Your Credit Home ,340,000 Loaned in 1943 for the Following Purposes . v «, Farm operating expenses; feed, grain, protein supplements, roughage, etc.; feeder cattle, lambs and pigs; breeding cattle, sheep and hogs; dairy cattle; poultry; seed; fuel; labor; cash living expenses; workstock; machinery and repairs; building and repairs; taxes; interest; fertilizer; limestone; improvements; refinance old debts; household equipment; insurance; automobiles, trucks; other farm purposes. . Get All Your Short Term Credit at One Place Mason Gity Production Credit Association PHONE 1387 106 NORTH DELAWARE The Iowa Farm Scene Super egg--an austra-white hen owned by George Puhrmari of Meridan laid a 5 ounce egg. The egg was 8 inches in circumference measured lengthwise and 7 3 ,4 inches around the middle. An.average egg weighs slightly over 2 ounces. Individualist--Although many Iowa farmers are reported to' be planning to reduce their hog production in 1944 that's not the case with W. G. Hildebrand of Clinton county. Hildebrand is keeping 30 "-EOWS-- double the usual number--to farrow t h i s year. Briefs--Some peach trees in protected spots in Toronto, Iowa, and many maple trees have budded. . . The brooder fire season has opened. L. A. Schweppe of FRANK J. EN BUSK' Audits ~- Systems - Tax Service TAX ATTORNEY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Firs^Nat'l Bank Bldr. . . . 932 HORSES WANTED for KILLING PURPOSES That Are Old, Blind; Lame, or With Other Blemishes HIGH PRICES PAID A.G. JORDAN 323 So. Kentucky. Mason City Phone Barn 3758 - Res. 47S2W Fort Dodge lost 800 chicks in a brooder house blaze this week... Melvin Earnhardt, Pocahontas, won a first prize with'his FFA project story. . . A Holstein cow owned by Clinton Cooper of Hartley made a 1943 ' buterfat record of 737.9 pounds for 331 days of milking. Palominos--Harry Lamoreaux, Cherokee druggist and horse fancier, has purchased 4 Palomino horses from Scotland, 3. Dak., and is fattening them for resale. He said the horses were worth more than $1,000. Air-Minded--Cheryl McAllister of near Conrad is planning to build a hangar and landing field on his farm to facilitate use of his plane for business trips. The plane now is kept at Melbourne. Twin Disasters--Miles McDonald, 80, has had 2 property losses within 6 ·months on the farm he has operated near Manchester for . 50 years. Last summer a h I g h wind leveled a silo anc". cattle barn. A few days ago fire did extensive damage to his $8,000 home. Mrs. McDonald rescued their baby granddaughter f r o m the flames. Cared for Plants Bothered Least Good culture and prevention are the easiest methods for controlling most house plant insect troubies, according to L. C. Grove, Iowa State college extension horticulturist. House plants growing under poor conditions and watering are more susceptible to insect pests than those growing under first- rate conditions. No newly infested plant should be placed with clean plants until it has been cleaned up. A magnifying glass makes it much easier to determine when a plant is free of insects. USE BUTTER Iowa State Brand Creameries. Inc.

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