The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 8, 1944 · Page 25
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 8, 1944
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F A R M , F e b r u a r y , 1 9 4 4 13 f I . North Iowa, Southern Minnesota Farms "Muggs" Sings His "TV/TUGGS" SINGS his report in song, for "Muggs" is i-VJ-the favorite pet of the Bisgrove household on In dianhead Farm No. 1, if there is such a thing as a ''favorite pet." Mrs. Bisgrove taught "Muggs" to sing--and he really sings. It isn't a howl, or a whine, or a bark--it's a soft -*little note like Pork Packing at All Time in January : Hog slaughter in federally inspected plants during January reached an all time record high, the war meat board reported. The number of hogs slaughtered totaled 1,871,000 head, yielding an output of 269 million pounds of pork exclusive of lard. This output represented well over half the total meat production of 437 million pounds in federally inspected plants. With veal the only other class of meat produced in smaller volume, total meat production showed an increase of 5 per cent over the previous week. The . board emphasized that ihis high level of meat production by federally inspected plants will not result in more meat for civilian consumers, as larger government requirements to meet urgent war needs will absorb the increase. Output of beef amounted to 136 million pounds, an increase of 9 million pounds. Production of veal stood at 12 million pounds, off 1 million pounds from the previous week. Lamb and mutton production amounting to 20 million pounds was. up 1 million pounds, according to the board's estimate. _ bird's song be fore sunup. And he sways a he sings 'as though he were keeping time like the pola bears in a 7.00. "Muggs" is a popular per former whenever the girls pla 1 for him. He likes attention an! he gets it. But he wilts down ii a corner when the newest in terest of the Bisgrove householi is brought into the room, littl Karen Dee Curran, the firs granddaughter. It's probably the actor in him showing his temperament whe; he can't be "upstage" all of th time. Karen's mother, Mrs. Ben Curran, is playing the aceom paniment' for him. ^ CORN The perfect blend of severe varieties of corn, slightly in ma turity, produces the correct pro portion of green leaf and sulk and matured corn necessary t make the best silage. Yielding more high Jy palatable feet from fewer acres Mullins Hybrid Silt Corn adds immeasurable to b e 1t e i feeding results ant ultimate greater pro .fit. [ Mullins Hybrii Corn Co. CORWTTH, IOWA Take Care of Electrical Equipment Gone is the day when electri- al equipment could be handled arelessly. Today, because equip- nent is scarce conservation is he byword. Three pieces of equipment-he electric refrigerator,.the elec- ric or gas range, and the wash- ng machine^should get special :are. Miss Lucile Buchanan, county extension home -economist, gives suggestions for avoid- ng unnecessary wear and damage. . . Temperature of the refrigera- r, exclusive of the freezing compartment, should be main- 'ained at between 40 and 50 de- Jrees. Unhecessa'rily low tem- jeratures make the motor run more and hence wear faster Conserving the cold inside the refrigerator by opening the door as infrequently as possible, returning the cold control to normal after freezing, filling the refrigerator only with things that really need cooling and defrost- ng regularly are ways of preserving its usefulness. Miss Buchanan warns against touching :he rubber gasket lining the rc- Mgerat_or door, because grease and dirt on the hands cause the gasket to wear out. Washing the interior with a solution of warm water and baking soda after defrosting neutralizes acids and eliminates odors from the refrigerator. Spilled foods should be wiped.up quickly to prevent injury to enameled surfaces. A safe rule in cleaning spattered grease, food or liquids from stoves is to "Wait till it cools." For immediate cleari-ups, use a dry cloth or soft paper. Stove installations should be checked to make sure that gas is at the-right pressure, electricity at the proper voltage for. economical and satisfactory cooking, and the range on a flat, level surface. Repeated overheating may damage electric units. To overload the family washer may overtax the motor and blow a fuse. To avoid damage to the motor, it is also important to move the machine into a warm room'and allow it to warm up before starting the motor. Too long a washing period wastes electricity' and hastens mechanical wear. The washer should be rinsed clean after each use, and drains kept clear o£ lint. All rubber parts, including the drain hose, need special care. Oil or grease should be washed off with warm soap suds and rinsed. Pressure on the wringer rollers must be released alter use 'and rollers wiped with a damp cloth. In-addition, keep the machine oiled and bolts tnd screws tight, tyliss Buchanan advises. - Cattle treated for caitle grubs, if badly infested, will gain 0.20.3 pound more a day than untreated cattle, experiments have shown.. · - - ' . - USE ENKICHKD BREAD ; Saadwiches are the meat-and- potatoes of the lunch box menu,' To do their full share toSvard nutrition for victory, they need to be as god as they can be made, and that means making them with enriched bread. SELL US YOUR HIDES FUR Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6H, S W. Complete Optical Service BETTER VISION-MORE COMFORT r ' SMARTER STYLE [ ton- 1 Our complete eyesight service assures you of accurate examination and the correct fitting of glasses, if you need them. Your eye comfort will come from the relief your glasses will give you, and too, you may be sure of finding the most modern styles in smart eyewear. when you visit us. Come in for a complete check-up soon. M A C E S Smith Optical Company--21 East- State Help plow under the Axis Buy M O R E War Bonds! WE'RE ON THE JOB MAKING LOANS FOR-- and available The real start of our second front is in the germinating seeds on our farm front. Farmers, stock-raisers, and all those engaged in the production and processing of food are playing a vitally important part in this war. They are making victory possible through their production of FOOD FOR VICTORY. We salute them! " ' f And this bank-Is backing up the farmers and food producers in this territory 1W)%. We have cash available for loans to help speed and increase food production fo'r victory. Now's the time to make plans for the coming growing season and we want to be included in your, plans. Farmers and stockmen are invited to talk over their spring financing requirements with our loan department. You'll like dealing at this bank with men you'know;, men who know you and local problems. So come in soon- let's work together in producing FOOD FOR VICTORY. First National Bank of Mason City, Iowa--Founded in 1S69 MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE COKrOKATIOM

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