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10 TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1945 Countryside By Albert and Susan EJsele Blue Earth, Minnesota .Waste Paper . The other day we took some ·waste paper to town. The magazines and newspapers we had tied up in bundles, but the loose material had been packed in a big pasteboard box, and we mean packed, because we had gotten in the box and stamped the paper down with our feet. Stamped it so hard the box burst at one corner, and after we got home we found a handful of spilled waste paper still in the car. Since Susan has a disrelish for an untidy car, such as we are usually inclined to leave after we have used it, we took the handful of paper to the wash house, where the waste paper is accumulated and packaged up, and there, out of curiosity, analyzed it. Curiosity Killed It It is remarkable how much may be deduced from a handful of wastepaper. Should some Mount Pelce-like disaster ever obliterate an entire country, future scientists could reconstruct a civilization from a bundle ot waste paper were they fortunate enough to find one. It was only a handful of waste paper that we examined, yet this is what we found: Wrapping for a candy bar. Empty tea carton. One page of a funny book. Fragments of cracker jack box. Bits of shredded tissue paper. Piece of sandpaper, marked on the back with patent registry figures running from 15S5027 to 2197823. One corner of a letter, readme like this: "Dear Susan: took time off an few lines writt cently rec- lorwarded t one of th lo me let" It was a man's handwriting! That made us wonder who it was from Did we see that letter or didn't we? Other Discoveries Additional items included: Label off a can of salmon--"This salmon was caught in the waters of Alaska. It is pleasing!and nutritious:" Wings off a top paper airplane--"Glue to fuselage." Tag off ball of twine--"Use This End. Leave Tack on Ball." And another smaller:tag: "Prison Made." We got to wondering about the poor, confined man who helped make that ball of twine. Label torn off boy's overall. Flyer from office of . county auditor and' addressed to 'Judges and Clerks of Election: Crumpled test paper marked: "D. very poor work." Don't remember seeing that paper before either. Finally, there were a few nonde- MASTITIS BEEBE G-LAC Don't I«t mart Usdo. . laaia, cut down jpour milk production. Toted qusrten | B . reeted with tbest bacteria shoold be treated »Ith B«b. G-LA~ Inject tt c.e. Oaf «j«atm«nt cansJIy Osco Drug Store, Mason City script fragments that looked like snipping from scissors--s h o r 1 lengths of paper Christmas ribbon and cellophane: An Education Most of the above items will explain themselves. As for the others, the tag off the ball of twine resulted when we brought a new ball of twine over from the granary to be used in tying up bundles of waste paper. The ilyer from the office o£ county auditor and addressed to the'members of the election board came from the local country school, which is also the township's polling place. There are always a number of pieces of election matter, such as sample ballots found on desks or in the wastebasket after an election, and our boys - must have brought this home accidentally or to serve some nefarious purpose or other. Behind the Scenes The flyer contains a list of references to the election laws on the pages of a book issued to the election board. We have not seen the book, but from the flyer one gathers that there are definite rules for everything done "Before Opening the Polls," "After Closing Polls," and for "Making, Returns." Questions which may arise before opening the polls include' such as, 'Who shall display the National Flag?"--"Who shall be judges and clerks?"--"Who cannot act as Judge or Clerk?" Questions which may arise after the polls are open include, "Who shall initial ballots?"--"Who is entitled to register and vote?"--Who is a resident voter?"--"Who shall be allowed in voting room?"--"Who shall have charge of ballots and registers?" Many other questions may come up during the discharge of the great democratic institution of voting, and the 'answers are all in the book of election laws. About the only question which cannot be answered, al least beforehand, is that one which we heard most of all during the recent campaign and oa election day: "Who will win?" A couple of years ago we mentioned in this column that our school house served jointly as a little red school house and a polling place. One reader -wrote saying, "It's the same here. I have the job of cleaning our school house, and I never can quite decide who gels the school house more dirty--the school children or the voters!" Law and Order ^But regardless of who does the most tracking, law is one of the cornerstones of civilization whether applied to election methods or any other methods. Law is as old as the hills, too. The Book of Proverbs says that Eternal Wisdom was present when God prepared the heavens and with a certain law and compass He enclosed the depths, when He set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits. Job, too, lauds God for giving a law for the rain and a law for the sounding storms. Yes, cats can ' read. Just try getting down a can of salmon from your cupboard shelf and watch the cat come running. Interesting Gift The boys got for Christmas from an aunt in Tennessee a very interesting game. It is 'called "Dig" and manufactured by an eastern firm. (If you are interested further, write us at Blue OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG . is your Mason City DR. HESS and CLARK DEALER Get Your Panamin and Hog Special at Lowest Everyday Prices from Livestock AUCTION THURSDAY, JAN. 4 GARNER, IOWA (Sale starts promptly at 1 o'clock) 500 -- CATTLE -- 500 20 rnnrt th , , ' . r c i gooa doin s cattle) 4» Good Shorthorn steers, vvt i nun n, « Good Shorthorn heifers (N. Dakota's/ acciimatea)' 000 ' bS - 30 d S h i h cmvs ' (N ' Dakota's; «e«: ?°° d WWte. j and Angus steers: Vv«.' s "[ e TMd Ve Ste T an ? heitcrs ot a » ^eights/and breeds: usual good run of springing; cows and heifers, brecdins bulls, veal calves, butcher stock, etc. recmn B ... . .150 -- HOGS -- 150 All weights and breeds of native feeder pigs, sows, and breeding boars. T y C o^7?n1 ! Vn' 11! TM fl - many buycrs hcrc for any ctass »f you consign-- This is rour assurance of highest prices. SHEEP-- All classes in pood demand-- Send vours in this Thursday. "*«« * Garner Thursday GARNER SALES CO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE HOG FUTURE LOOKS GOOD Farmers Can Count on Strong Prices Till Fall · Iowa farmers can count on strong prices for hogs from now until at least next fall, when the 1945 spring pig crop comes to market in volume. They should, though, expect a sensitive market with daily ups and downs resulting from variations in hog runs. Francis Kutish, Iowa State college farm economist, points out that the two big reasons for this prediction are the continued heavy demand for meat and the sharp reduction in the number ot hogs to be marketed during the late winter and spring compared with a year ago. The ceiling on hogs now is $14.75 at Chicago, regardless of weight. With present corn prices, the hog-corn ratio will continue for feeding hogs during ths winter months. And it will pay farmers-especially those with corn in danger of spoiling during the spring months--to feed 'to the heavier weights. · Kutish says the reduced hog marketings result from a 29 per cent cut in 19« hog production for the nation. A continuation of this decline during. 1945 is in prospect with the nation's farmers on Dec. 1 saying they intended to have 7 per cent fewer sows to farrow next spring than they did this spring. The biggest cuts will take place outside the corn belt. Eastern cornbelt farmers plan an 8 per cent cut, while those in the western cornbelt will farrow 2 per cent more than this spring.- Rationing of Meat Explained From a supply and demand standpoint, there's no mystery to the return of most meats to the ration list. Francis Kutish, Iowa State college farm economist, points out that people s i m p l y want to buy more meat than there will be meat available in 1945. This year is a good example of the demand side. Civilians ate an average of 143 pounds of meat a person. That's 6 pounds more than they ate last year, and 5 pounds more than in 1942. The average for 1935-39 was 125 pounds. If it were available, civilians would eat 160 to 170 pounds next year. Rationing comes in because .the meat just isn't available. ; 'Livestock slaughter next year is expected to be 2 billion pounds under this year. Slaughter will be down' because 'there are : fewer hogs and sheep to go to market and little or no increase in the number of cattle on feed. This means civilian demands have to be trimmed to be in line with meat supplies. The new rationing regulations will allow about 127 pounds a person next year, which is slightly more than an II per cent cut in our 1944 eating. Earth, Minn., sending self-addressed stamped envelope.) There are 12 little hammers with composition heads, which pick up heavy cardboard letters of-the alphabet, one at a time. These jumbled letters are piled in the center of the Lable. A dealer is picked and he chooses from a list of cards, each :ontaining instructions about what :o name, as for instance: "County or State," or "Anything with Wings." After the dealer chooses a name, the players try to spell it by picking up letters with their sticks. The first one to collect the proper letters wins a gold brick. And so on. Not only does it coordinate mind with muscle, but it does a remarkably good job of improving the spelling of the family. All of us are poor spellers. SELL US YOUR HIDES FURS Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. J.M.Robertson PUREBRED AND LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER 40 YEAKS EXPERIENCE PHONE 2019 Moson City, Iowa Highest Prices Hides and Furs WOLF BROS. INC. 308 5th S. W. FARM BUREAU NEWS USE ROTENONE FOB CATTLE Will Increase Meat and Milk Production One pound of rotenone dust would treat from 8-18 head of cattle and increase the amount of meat and milk production from the herd. It is estimated that cattle will gain one-quarter pound more a day when badly infected animals are treated and that the grub will reduce the milk production as high as 25 per cent on the badly Infected animals. It is. easy to ireat the c»t«e for grubs, according to Marion E. Olson, county extension director. Just sprinkle the dust on tbe animal's back .where the warbles are and rub it in thoroughly. A simple duster can be made by punctur- Ing the tin lid of a glass jar. Last year it is estimated that the cattle grub program conducted in the county through the Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau saved $30,000 in milk and meat. According to Harold Gunderson, entomologist at Extension Service, Iowa State college, cattle grubs in Iowa yearly prevent production of enough beef and milk to feed 100,000 soldiers per year and enough leather to make a pair of shoes for each of them. . · Now is the time to begin planning to get rid of-the grubs in 1945 and 1946 because every fly killed now according to Mr. Gunderson there will be fewer flies to lay eggs for 1946 production. Rotenone can be · procured at feed dealers and elevators and drug stores in Cerro Gordo county. The Extension Service is planning an extensive campaign through the boys' 4-H clubs. A district meeting of 4-H leaders and boys was held at Clear Lake last week at which time CHf£ Cairns of Wilson Packing Plant at Albert .Lea discussed methods of controlling cattle grubs. A circular on Control of Cattle Grubs can be obtained at the County Extension Office'in the Federal Building. Clover Seed Tests May Be Completed After Jan. 1 Here Cerro Gordo county farmers who submitted clover seed samples for testing Jan. 1 are eligible for AAA premium payments even though the test isn't completed by that date. Marion E. Olson, county extension .director, emphasizes that ruling following' announcement by R. H. Porter, head of the Iowa State college seed laboratory that so many clover samples have flooded into the laboratory that it will be impossible to get them out before Jan. 1. Porter says 6,000 (clover seed samples are in the laboratory awaiting analysis now. To relieve the situation, vocational agriculture instructors and several Iowa seed companies have been authorized to help make tests. AAA premium payments for harvesting red, sweet and alsike clover seeds are believed responsible for the huge increase in sample testing. Basis of the AAA payments is number of pounds of clean seed, determined by authorized test. Farm Management Group to Meet at Y. M. C/A. Thursday .The Cerro Gordo county farm management and planning group, consisting of 25 fanners interested in a long-time farm planning program, will meet at the Y. M. C. A. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at which time Carl Malone of the economics department of the Ex- :ension Service at Iowa State col- ege, will lead a discussion on Farm Business Analysis. A previous tour was held where :hose participating in the group visited different farms to study soil types and characteristics in he county. H. R. Meldrum of Iowa State college helped to lead a discussion in the first meeting. According to Marion E. Olson, coun- y extension director, at least 2 more meetings will be held at which time cropping programs and livestock management will be considered. -espedeza Found Not Suitable for North .owa Soil Conditions Of what value is lespedeza as a asture crop in Northern Iowa? That is a question that is being asked at the extension office. According to Maurice Peterson, ixtension agronomist at Iowa State college, lespedeza is adapted 'or southern Iowa and is not suitable for the northern part of the state. Lespedeza is used in the southern part o£ v the state as a crop for weedy and run-down pas- ures. Mr, Peterson states that pas- ures can be improved by seeding Korean lespedeza. It is a legume and the seed should be innoc- ulated before seeding. It may be sown late in February or early March and the ground should be disked and cultivated prior to ·seeding. The seeding should be at he rate of about 20 pounds per acre. FARM BURSAC OFFICEBS President ., . E d Mathre, Mason Qtr Vi« JTBident. Mdvto a Hawk£sh?ttMd Secretary ...WUlard Fulghum, Mason City rraasurer ... ----- Wayne WoUord. Ventura HOME PROJECT · wiuard Fuliihum TOWNSHIP D1KECIOB8 James P. Hanten. Jr. Wad. Files .. ........ ...... County Extenson Director . carrol EUn Milvln Jtawk. .Tony Larson ^ OUm . . . oSSBfe TOWNSHIP HOME PROJECT CHAIKUEN .............. Mrs. Bollln L U o r a Lincoln. ...... ..... Mrs. Edwin Doescber Lime Creek ........ Mrs. Russell Blstltae TM« · - - - ..... .-.:. ..... Mre. j. H. McNitt Clear Lsk ........... Mrs. Tom SpUIman Lak ..... . ..... . ....... Miss AWrSSe Mason ............... Mrs. . -. ............. Mrs. Down Bowel] Mount Veraon ........ .Mrs. ATcarnSi Bath .......... ......... Mr*. Bay Hirrti Silverfish Cause Damage to Clothes ' Perhaps you're blaming the wrong party if you're sure it's the moth that's leaving holes in packed away rayons and silks or even m the living room draperies. Instead, the silverfish may be guilty --it's a common household pest in Iowa, according to Miss Lucile Buchanan, county extension home economist. Silverfish feed on materials containing starch--book bindings, wallpaper insulation and curtains are often victims'. Rayon and silk are also on the silverfish diet and this insect is particularly fond of moist wheat flour. Two species of silverfish exist to Iowa; one Is a uniform silvery gray In color while the other has darker markings on its back. Fall grown, both are nearly y. Inch lonjr, slender, wingless and possess 2 long antennae oc the bead and 3 long tail-like appendages at the rear of the body. The newly batched insects look exactly like their parent, only smaller. For controlling silverfish, Miss Buchanan offers this poisoned bait recipe: l4i cup oatmeal (ground to flour). · 1 .teaspooh barium carbonate. % teaspoon powdered (confectioners) sugar. . ' ~'Vt teaspoon salt (ground to a fine powder). This bait is poisonous to all animals and to humans. However, if the bait is placed in shallow, cardboard boxes (one teaspoonful a box), covered loosely with a crumpled sheet of paper and placed behind and under things where silverfish are most numerous, children and pets are not likely to find it. Too, the barium carbonate which is the poisonous ingredient of the bait is present in such small amounts that should it be consumed it would not likely injure a human or an animal. . Household fly spray will kill those silverfish with which 'it comes in contact. "Used thoroughly and frequently it will "reduce the infestation. Rotenone dust also is an effective poison for silverfish but due to wartime shortages, a federal order prohibits its use for household pests until the war's end. VICTORY GARDEN MEET PLANNED Conference Will Begin Thursday in Des Moines The 4th Iowa victory garden and food preservation conference will open in Des Moines Thursday. Director R. K. Bliss, Iowa State college extension service, will preside at the meetings scheduled for the Palm room at Hotel Fort Des Moines. The all-day conference, called by the agricultural extension service and the state defense commission in co-operation with the state war,-board, will provide the framework for 1945 garden and home preservation activities. Local representatives, county nutritionists and garden leaders from all over the state as well as town and city garden chairmen have been invited to attend the conference. Ma}. C. 3. Bryan of the army quartermaster corps, Washington, D. C., will be the principal speaker at the noon luncheon program He' will discuss the army's need" for food. Maj. Bryan will share the speaker's platform with Gov Robert D. Blue who will greet the representatives. During the morning sessions, A. J. Loveland, chairman of the state war board, will discuss home fruit and vegetable gardens in the 1945 food production program. B. S. Pickett, Iowa State college, will point out the value of the national victory garden organization to state programs. Other morning speakers include Mrs. Raymond Smith Council Bluffs; Miss Louise Hosenfeld. L. C. Grove and C. R Elder, all from Iowa State college The garden supplies situation will be discussed by Irving C. Steurer, Henry Field Seed and Nursery company; Clyde Heard Iowa Nurseryman's association; W. J. Martens, Swift and company; Joe Morgan, Globe Machin cry company, and H. S. Herrick Iowa Horticultural society ' FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE WANTED TO BUY--Small tenant house. Geo. Edgington, Clear Lake, Rt. 3, Ph. 14F31. FOR SALE--Tama oats $1 Per bu. Melvin Evans, Ph. 15F4, 1%' mi. south and 1%' mi. west of Mason City on 65. WANTED TO BUY--Alfalfa hay. Edw. "Wooldridge, Mason City. Rt 4. Ph. 419 R4. J. R. DORSEY AUCTIONEER Phone 2592 MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Coll Us for Prompt RemoTol of All Dead Stock We Pay Ail Phone Oept. of Agriculture License No. 42 Highest Prices Paid for Furs Open Until 12:00 P. M. S. B. Myrick Son 309 6tfi Street S. W. K OLUMN OMMENTS There's been' relatively heavy runs of feeder cattle coming into Kansas City and other southwestern markets. Usually the runs of feeder stuff have dried up at this time of year. This year, though a favorable fall has meant good wheat pastures in the southwestern states and the steers have been held off the market longer. The runs will probably continue for some time ahead. The government has announced new outlets for dried eggs to take care of a threatened surplus These new outlets don't change the .goal's picture for 1945 however, and the call still is for a 14 per cent reduction in the production of eggs in Iowa. The new outlets will help insure the carrying out of the price support program. The overall demand for meat both for the armed forces and civilian eaters should mean a continued high level of prices for all kinds of livestock and poultry. The government recently increased the set aside' orders for beef, pork and poultry and this may even mean less meat on the butcher's counter for the civilian eater for some time to come. Rural Young People Close Three-Day Training School URGES FUND FOR AID TO SCHOOLS Backs Plan to Benefit 111,000 Iowa Students The setting up of a 2-million dollar fund for transportation aid under a program of state support for Iowa's public schools is the suggestion offered by Edward D. Allen Iowa State college economist. Allen l i s t s this special distribution as part of an ova-all 12 million dollar annual grant he believes lowans should urge be established by the 1945 general assembly, as recommended by the Iowa school code commission. ' The transportation aid proposed would be at an $18 average^ and would benefit 111,000 pupils. This number would cover all 62,000 children transported at district expense in 1942-43, would also make eligible for aid the estimated 33,000 high school tuition pupils from rural areas and would leave a further margin to permit 16,000 additional pupils becoming eligible in the first biennium of -,tate aid. Pressing still further for lowans to urge enactment of the 12 million dollar school aid fund, Allen has written for the new issue of the Iowa Farm Economist that certain of the present school aids no longer would be needed. One would be the existing grant of $125,000 to consolidated, schools another the $72,000 aid to mining camp schools. A third recommendation of the code commission would abolish normal training in high schools now budgeted ?100,- On the other hand, Allen advocates expanding the aid to handicapped children. He also favors the code commisisons' plan which would set up a "modest program" of retirement allowances for school employes, since they are not eligible for participation in federal old-age insurance. At present salary scales, the annual cost to the state government would be about $350,000 a year. Another proposed use of state funds is to place a 15-mill ceiling tax rate on all agricultural land for general school fund purposes Estimated cost to the state would be $700,000 a ' year, if adopted along with toher portions of the suggested program. Allen believes the closing ol small schools and their reorganization into larger units is one pt the major educational problems for which state support could have some part in solution. Further, he says that present levels ot tuition are inadequate. Farm people even when willing to do so are not permitted by law to carry what Allen believes is their share of average school-costs. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience for 20 years. FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 Fifty-eight officers of rural young people's organizations in 14 Iowa counties Friday conclude a ·i-day. training school at Iowa Mate college. Ways to make their local education, service and recreation programs stronger and more effective are being brought out through exchange of ideas at the meetings. · The 3-day slate meeting -re- dtetrict training meetings Previous years, according lo Winifred B. Martin, acting state rural youth leader, who directed ihe meeting. Especially important to delegates was a discussion of solutions to problems o£ organizing their groups, whose membership is composed of out-of-school non- married farm youth. Mrs. Pearl Converse, extension associate in drama, led the delegates in a recreation training TO^T'"?,*?' " Mrs - Eleanor S. Wilkins, WOI Women's radio editor spoke to them Thursday, V. B. Hamilton, Hampton, former secretary of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation discussed Iowa's agricultural goals and the importance of the rural youth members in helping to reach them. The 2nd of the 2 tours planned for the meeting was held Thursday when delegates visited the loiva Farm Bureau federation offices in Des Moines. Previously they had visited headquarters of the Iowa agricultural extension service here. Raymond Sorenson, director of youth activities of the Iowa Farm Bureau, was in charge of a banquet at which the officers were guests of the Farm Bureau in Des Moines Thursday night. A summarization of ideas brought out in the discussion closed the meeting at 2 p. m. Friday afternoon. Alfalfa hay when used in -the winter ration of bred animals should be leafy and green. Alfalfa that has been severely weathered has lost most of its vitamin A and" D content and is of little value. This is true whether the hay is fed straight or ground into meal. MILK FEVER CHECKED IN MINUTES WITH BEEBE CALSOL · a cauacd by » lack of calcium and dez- ro«(.oa«r)in «h« blood. IntraTenoua Injection or anbcutaoeoua Infection or Beet» CALSOL (nints almost Immediate relief. CALSOL contains cat- etum ftlucoaate and dextrose in ster!]* solution. gca Osco Drug Store, Mason City , r - HORSES WANTED for - K I L L I N G PURPOSES That Are Old, Blind, Lame or With Other Blemishes. HIGH PRICES PAID A. G. JORDAN 116 So._St.-550W-CIear Lake Phone Barn .3758, Mason City PUBLIC SALE Wednesday, January 10 Sale starts at 1 :00 o'clock NOON 71 - HEAD CATTLE - 71 9 milk cows, fresh or to be fresh soon, some with calres at their side- 15 H^fn.J ffio;;^^^ 13 -FEEDER PIGS - 13 13 good feeder pigs, long time vaccinated, average weight 150 Ibs 2 - HEAD HORSES - 2 GRAIN AND HAY About 1,000 fau. Boone oats 30 tons or more alfalfa hay in barn and some loose strow. FARM MACHINERY rJnw- I c . Cor , miclt -°| e "' rt 9 tractor with cultivator; 3 bottom 14" Littfe Giant tractor 120 rim ! K planl !, r * ith f e r t i l i l e r °««hm e nt and · * u ' r ?PP le h °y f( »* r "ew; Hammermill; cream separator with dkS f c / ^V be " ; *"*»*-*» ^ 4 " "^ber ^It; electric rtfcke" brobdlr ' hleken feeders; two sets harness with extra collars; buzz sow band sow- 7 * m r ; "cCormick-Deerins corn binder; John DeVre 4 Sec- W °° d - ; '"^^^ Caster Farmer oil tank (new) ; .«,,.fc . n g gram binder, 1 0 foot cut; good bob sled; 8 steel tatlTh«m ; 2Noufo « atIe:lh , 0 9 waterers; 2 steel automatic hog feeders; 9 foot spring W 2 whT e | d0e |V\ f r? ra - r , n et T t0r With Ipeed *« k ond Hoi, f (wcelirt 'to mention '""*' '""'"' S '' P """^'"^ *"«* «·- other articles too T"MS:-C«h -th the c.erk before date of Sa ,e. No property Carl A. Holvik Ora Boyless, Auctioneer John Paul First NofioBJ ,

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