The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 8, 1944 · Page 31
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February 8, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 31

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Major ©?edit Labor Goes Farm (Aerator and Family Accounted for 89.8% of Total Ames--Farm families w e r given major- credit for solvin Iowa's farm labor problem in th year-end report submitted to H K. Bliss, director of the state ex tension service, by Floyd John ston, farm labor supervisor. The farm operator and his fam -ily accounted for 89.8 per cent o the total labor employed in pro ducmg Iowa's record crops las season, while hired hehxaccount ed for only 10.2 per cent, the re port pointed outr In 1941, 75.4 per-cent of th total farm labor was contribute! by the farm operator and hi family, while hired help account ed for 24.6 per cent of the farm Work. . . · ' r The report cites these compara tive figures to indicate the sel reliance of farm families and the scarcity o£ hired help in the greatest food producing program Iowa has ever achieved. Imported labor 1 totaled 2771 and included 24 Japanese Americans, 1,300 prisoners of war 209 conscientious objectors, 330 Ja- JS 1 TM? 8 ' 3 °7 Mexican nationals -ibl Mexican domestics, and 340 other out of state workers. " Only $83,775 was spent in administering the farm labor program last year out of the $335,000 appropriated to the state extension service for that purpose last April. · ·. · Of the 34,472 workers placed on farms, through the extensio'n service, 51 per cent were men 9 per cent were women and 40 per cent were youth. Emergency farm labor meetings held in the state totaled 1422 with attendance of 42,678 'Recruiting and placement of workers was handled through 103 county and. local placement offices with the aid of 100 county larm labor advisory committees and 816.local committees Iowa farms produced an estimated 53 per cent more hogs 51 per cent more eggs, 44 per cent more poultry, 33 per cent more corn, 254 per. cent more soybeans, 10 per cent more milk and 1/6 per cent more flax than the average 1938-40 period (the largest food production years up to that time). This was done with an estimated 70,000 fewer workers on farms and with older machinery, the report states. Hural-urban co-operation and neighborhood organization in exchange of labbr and machinery are cited along with .the self- help of the farm family in the states remarkable achievement. This effective teamwork would have been impossible without lull co-operation of press and radio, the report acknowledges «t, »t is no evide nce anywhere throughout the state of any appreciable acreage of any crops that were not properly harvested because of lack of labor m 1943," the report con- eludes. for Rural Farmers Large Butterfat Production Shown on Rockwell Farm' Braiiieboro, Vt._Tne 5 cow herd of registered Holstein- i nesians owned by Melvin A. Seholl of Rockwell has recently completed a year of production testing with the average butterfat production per cow beine more than 2^ times as much as that of the nation's average dairy cow, says the Holstein-Friesian association 6£ America. Ah average of 493 pounds of buterfat and 12,510 pounds of milk has been officially recorded Milking was ddne twice a day The highest producer in the herd was Princess Ormsby Marathon Bessie, a 6 year old, which produced 551 pounds of butterfat and 14,404 pounds of milk. Testing was supervised by Iowa State college of agriculture in co-operation with the Hois t e i n - Friesian association of America. Slim Lines Eeflect'44 Smartness r Spring, and summer clothing win follow the smooth, smartly lira and uncluttered line dictated y demands of conservation and unphcity of design. Miss Luclle i u c h a n a n , county extension lome economist reports that Miss Wizabeth Peterson, e x t e n s i o n lothing specialist at Iowa State college, predicts a softer handling of details without a fussy, over- trimmed look. One-piece dresses will pre- ominate in the form of c o a t resses that button down the front and the classic shirtwaist tyle New, as a yardage saver, necklines will be lower in U quare or boat shapes. And leeves will be long enough to void an ultra bare look. Skirts will be slim but have as much skirt fullness as war pro- ucuon board rulings allow ores, impressed pleats and shir- ings will provide both fullness " d decoration. Side buttonings, ide drapes, piping or ruffles own the" side add a decorative' :*%~^* We Carry Complete Line of DR. ROBERTS Stock and Veterinarian Supplies BOOMHOWER HARDWARE TIRE RECAPPING £r REPAIRING Passenger-Truck and Tractor Tires RECAPPED No Certificate Required JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY 12! No. Delaware Opposite Po,»fK C e Phone 363 note that commands attention Many blouses will have ion necks with ruffles or jewelry necklines -Heavier cottons,and balloon cloth will be newcomer* in blouse materials.-Balloon cloth is fine quality cotton released when this country changed from defensive to offensive -var· I may be somewhat more expensive than other domestic cottons For bolero suits, weskit JVonf. "nd vestees are shown in style On the whole, suits are more feminine. Many jackets have only one button, are cdllarle=s and are characterized by seaming and detail. Shorter jacket W?M byf WPB ruIi "SS an highlights of suit fashion Toppers wil Ibe important in the spring fashion picture anc choice will be iarge^ They may go with a street dress or suit ??"': ar 5 short, some are semi- fitted and many arein color. Like i« ^ l° Ppers may ** collarless and have soft front fullness from a fitted or belted waistline Hand-washable fabrics will be given preference. Those u s e d most frequently will be plain meshes, butcher Jinens, piain shters, spun-rayon and classic coitons; ginghams, seersuckers piques and chambray. r : Citrofi, chartreuse and lime green; sunny yellows; bright PfPPy, ° rose, red; tangerine; pins, fushcia, violet and lilac Toffee is a popular color for suits and coats. Arctic sea. is a new S*U e 'K°M ?S u - a and black and white hold their prominent place. White will be dominant and will be balanced with color which makes it more wearable. · " '^ und ' es ° house green feed' A good cleanup of the orchard mar hX"^ ° ftlallen a ^ les ~ may nelp check some of the rn and insect trouble next ii.i.in i _ Bed Hogs Down Well for Maximum Gains Every pound 01 pork is needed to wm the battle of meat production in 1944. That is why E L. Quaife, Iowa State college extension swine specialist, advises Iowa farmers to take steps -to provide sufficient bedding in hog houses this winter - N SM° ins s ° may mean a dr °p u. both production and profit Quaife has observed many instances where faB pigs are being quartered in wet, chilly houses 19 with the result that they pile up in comers to keep warm Such conditions are favorable for 0i£ hogs. ^ a " d a l u n t y CTO P-««' If adequate straw is not available tot bedding, cornstalks can be used satisfactorily.' The stalks need not be shredded, as the hogs wil tear them up. A substantial portion of the stalks, which do a good job at absorbing moisture, should be put into the yen at a time. The fast milker yels I he most milk/ '^^^^^^^TM Livestock AUCTION Thursday 4 February 10 GARNER, IOWA NOTICE: Sale win start promp t, y at l p M 30 350 -- -CATTLE -- 350 "'* Hereford 200 --HOGS -- 200 Garner Sales Co. For the Farmer For the Breeder Field Christiansen's Hampshire Bred Sow Sale SATURDAY FEB. 12 The kind thai- will give you bigger l i t t e r s of pigs . . . pigs that will grow f a s t e r on less feed! We will sell 50 registered gilts, as good as will sell in the breed _ -- . Ihl S /Till 6 '"' THey ° re dau 9 ht ers of ROLLER SUPREME sire of RO e LLER A 7l42 a Ali e ± r ^ ° f ^ °^ of GR ^D H?GH GRAND HIGH ROLLER "' 01 " b °° r - The y are bred MR. ·-·-··'^~'*'*J-.TSV' #;vCrf{? GRAND HIGH ROLLER 1942 All American Junior Boar SPECIAL OFFER FOR FARMERS In addition v^e ore sellina 25 'It 'th ···-** ^*^ bred to a boor owor,, ,^,,.1 r inc T'P' 6 "* belts. These commercial niltc n-o Grand ·n 1-1 commercial gilts ore -_ will like. He is from a fitter of 17 ·he Neb:o B s Qkr ato Q 4 Vh F Qi J k - Sor - Ben '" °TM ha S a l t a . g. 5ol« to be held m Nora Spring, jtorting at If. m. Field Christiansen NORA SPRINGS, IOWA

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