Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 3, 1937 · Page 20
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 3, 1937
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BEST HYBRID CORN SHOWS RESISTANCE Course in Rural Electric .Work at Ames March 9-11 AMES--A three day short course on rural eleciric inspection to be conducted March 9 to - 11 by the engineering extension service of Iowa State college was announced by L; J. Murphy, in charge 'of the course. Instruction -will be given on basic principles of farm wiring, the requirements of approved wiring and methods of inspection. Leaders selected from the commercial and educational fields will lead. discussions on We Want fro Show You the New AMERICAN WOVEN WIRE FENCE made With their new, brightly galvanized, Long Life vyire with 3-way protection against rust. This is worth looking into If you have Fencing : . -to do this spring. L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. 629 South Federal Ave. Phone 119 such topics as the rural electrification situation in Iowa, fundamental principles, service installations, types and wiring methods of distribution systems, wiring materials, wiring hazards, electrical codes as applied to wiring inspection and definite farm wiring plans. PROTECT SEED COHN That corn intended for use as seed should be selected and stored now so that it will be protected f r o m damage by weather or mice is the recommendation of H. D. Lewis, extension agronomist, Ohio State university. Good seed ears will be mature, free from mold, and will not be weather stained or damaged by mice. If the ears can be twisted in the hands, they should be discarded: The shank where the ear was broken from the stalk should show a clean .break and should be white. A SLOGAN LIVED UP TO ALWAYS "Good Furniture for Less*' Take Your Choice LIVING ROOM DINING ROOM or BEDROOM SUITE $ 69 EACH OR ALL 3 SUITES FOR 195 Free Motor Truck Delivery To Your Home CHAPM.AHS Crop Copes With Root Rot Fungi Experiments by Two Iowa State College Students Are Presented. AMES--Pronounced resistance to the attacks of various soil- borne, root-rotting fungi may be one o£ the reasons why the best hybrids outyield most varieties o£ open-pollinated field corn, two Iowa State college plant pathology graduate students point out today. They base their belief on the results of the first of a series of experiments in which various types of corn are exposed to these fungi known to be present in Iowa fields. Pylhium gi-aminicolum, the most destructive of the soil- borne fungi used in the experiment, caused little damage to the roots of such hybrids Iowa 13, .931, 93S and 942 and Pioneer 311. Two of the best open-pollinated varieties, Krug and Thompson's Prolific White, also resisted the ravages of the root-consuming organism. Were Badly Affected. Such open-pollinated varieties as Kossuth Reliance, Four- County White, lodent a n d Golden Bantam sweet corn were badly affected by. the parasitic growth, the first two dying almost at the start. A large number of less common hybrids also suffered severely. Clifford . H. Meredith, Searsboro, isolated the varieties of soil-borne fungi used in the experiment from Iowa-grown grain. These varieties had never A T T E N T I O N ! See us for dependable Auto Electric service, Welding, and Machine Shop service. We'll do the job RIGHT--at reasonable cost. Jacobson Welding Machine Shop 22 First Street N. E. Mason City before been discovered in Iowa ind their presence pointed to he possibility of a quite general nfestation of Iowa soil. Pythium graminicolum or closely related species have been reported in Wisconsin and Illinois, in Hawaii where the fungi causes · serious damages to sugar cane, and in .Canada where the fungi causes foot-rot in wheat. Wen Chun Ho, o£ Chungking, Ihina, a graduate- student at Ames, conducted the experiments in which .corn plant's were grown in soil cultures of these fungi. Root and leaf ;rowths. of the exposed plants were measured and checked against unexposed plants. If Pythium graminicolum and allied soil-borne fungi extensively infest the soils of Iowa, bhe resistance of the best hybrids and certain open-pollinated varieties to them may help explain-the high yields of those corns in Iowa. Attacks Grain, Grass. Pythium graminicolum, so called because it attacks nearly, every variety of grain and "grass, may be spread by both sexually- formed and non-sexually-formed spores. It lives in the soil, attacking the roots of plants in much the same manner as black rust attacks the leaves of wheat above ground. Like wind-borne rust, soil-borne fungi of this type spread without the aid of man. One of the two types o£ spores produced by these fungi is motile. Such . spores swim through free soil water. They are so small that one cubic centimeter of them spread evenly over an acre of land would leave 100 per square inch. They germinate in one hour and can penetrate the root of a susceptible plant in two hours. 1 Farm Purchases Are Announced. EAGLE GROVE--Allan Robinson, Lincoln township, has bought the Nels Thompson farm of 160 acres, 1'A miles north of Holmes for $150 an acre, possession to be given April 1. Earl Neal of Remvick bought the Ed Hussell, Lincoln township, farm of 80 acres for $100 an acre. Swine may be . poisoned by eating too much salt. Several instances of salt poisoning have been reported by the United States department of agriculture- 19-21 Fsrst Street S. E. Mason City Even if rain does beat on ihis Wallpaper... THERE'S NO HARM DONE For water does not ruin the gay colors of these Washable Wallpapers. Their beauty, created by world-famous artists, can be yours indefinitely. For dirt and- grime can be washed from the Engler Drug Company's Washable Wallpapers with soap and water . . . Grease spots can be removed with common dry cleaning fluids . . . We guarantee them against fading. * These Washable Wallpapers are in many, many homes -and should be in yours, too. Price is no barrier, for they aie very moderately priced -- -and we have designs for every room. REGULAR WALLPAPER Single Roll WASHABLE WALLPAPER Single Roll 6 and up lOc and up FORMERLY MICHAEL DRUG CO. 5 South Federal Ave. Moson City CTTJ* errta.wri.iiv r-T..i~i ,t.w:

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