Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 3, 1937 · Page 28
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 28

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 3, 1937
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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 15,000 BARBERRY BUSHES DESTROYED WP A Crews in Charge of Experts Gerro ,Gordo, Other North Iowa Counties Included m Eradication. AMES -- More than 15,000 harmful barberry bushes were destroyed on 1,057 properties in Jowa last year by eradication erews, D. R. Shepherd, of the United States department of agriculture, in chsirge of the eradication program in Iowa, said. The field crews covered approximately 7,000 sections of land in 41 counties. Harmful barberry bushes are destroyed because they harbor spores of black stem rust, which spreads through grain fields frequently causing serious damage, Shepherd explained. Part of Program. The work last year was car- sled on as part of the works p r o g r e s s administration program. All laborers except supervising personnel were selected from local re-employment lists to work in their own com- 1 munities. This labor averaged 234 men for the entire field sea- Eon. Experienced barberry eradi- ·ation men had charge of the ·rews in each county. The srews ranged from 5 to 10 men, tlie larger crews working in pough country and the smaller ones in open areas. Foremen in ttiarge of each crew, contacted property owners. Before entering the field all men were tought how to find, identify and destroy the harmful barberry plant. "The WPA men did an effective job o£ eradicating," Shepherd said. Most of the work was concentrated in natural timber, home woodlots, and along creek banks, drainage ditches and fence rows. In Many Counties. The 1936 field survey program was carried on in the following counties: Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Goi'do, Dallas, Chickasaiv, Clay, D u b u q u e, Allamakee, Grundy, Outline, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Lee, Linn, Louisia, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Muscatine, Polk, Pottawattamie, Scott, Warren a n d worth. A small amount of work was done in a -few additional counties. The common, or harmful barberry can 'be identified by its upright habit of growth, spiny toothed leaf edges, bunches of red berries, and thorns, growing in threes on the stems. Sac City Girl to Represent Iowa m National Contest AMES--Selection of Blanch Brobeil, Sac City, to represent Iowa in a $L,000-scholarsnip contest was announced by Mrs. Edith Barker, acting state 4-H club girls' leader in the Iowa State college extension service. The scholarship, offered annually by. the Payne Foundation, New York City, covers a year's study in the United States department of agriculture, Washington, D. C. Selection of the state candidate was based on her 4-H club and college records, and interest in extension service work with youth. U N T I L Y O U H A V E T E S T E D A M A Y T A G O N A W E E K ' S W A S H I N G I N Y O U R O W N H O M E A FREE TRIAL IN YOUR OWN HOME T h e M a y t a g c a s t - a l u m i n u m t u b . washer was introduced to America with the challenge! "If it doesn't sell itself, don't keep it," In a few month* by d e m o n s t r a t i n g Its s u p e r i o r i t y through trial washings, Maytag won world leadership. After more thati fifteen years, this distinctive Maytag is still the measure of waahec valucj and to convince you we still offer a free demonstration in your own homu ...THEN IF THE M A Y T A Q SELLS ITSELF, PAY O N L Y CERRO GORDO MAYTAG CO. 22 Second Street N. E. Phone 2067 Carries Line of Farm Equipment A wide assortment of merchandise of special interest is carried by the Mason City Sears Roebuck and company store, 23-25 East State street, as the above view of a section of the first floor shows. A complete line of farm equipment is stocked in the basement of this store * and a complete line of household furnishings is carred on the second floor. Merchandise earned by the company includes hardware, sportingr goods, electric washers, refrigerators, radios, men's work clothing, men's furnishings, shoes, paint, plumbing -and lieating equipment, tires and automobile accessories, wallpaper, household ffoods. furniture, rugs and stoves. FOR HOMEMAKER Ideas, Suggestions, News for Women Readers. NO COLD PLUNGE FOR WOOLBNS Woolens are the washtub's most temperamental problem. They are likely to come out dry and hard, shrunken, stretched or napless, unless they have the extra care and attention given a 'prima donna," says Miss Ruby Simpson, extension home management specialist at Iowa State college. A cold plunge following a warm bath may be all very well 'or us humans, says Miss Simp- ion, but it's more than a woolen garment can take. Extreme changes in temperature of the wash water account for changes n shape or size. Alkaline water softeners or washing powders and strong soap are too harsh for sensitive woolens. When washing a wool sweater, the first step is to lay the dry garment on a large" sheet of Daper and draw around it, so :hat it can be brought back to its original shape and size. Mild ioap and 'lukewarm water should be used--soft water,, if possible--and the suds squeezed gently through the garment. Woolen garments should not soak. The rinsing water should be the same temperature as the washing water, and excess moisture may be removed by squeezing into a bath towel. No wringing, wains Miss Simpson. The garment is then shaped out according to the original diagram or measurements and allowed to dry lying flat. SEW WHERE IT'S LIGHT Don't make sewing a burden by using the wrong sewing arrangement!" Place your sewing machine where there is plenty of daylight and where there is a good lamp for evening work, suggests Miss Mary Gabrielsan, of the Textiles and Clothing department at Iowa State college. Be sure that you do not keep it out in the hall where it is dark and cold or where it has to be moved every time it is to be used. Such an inconvenient or uncomfortable arrangement often makes sewing a bugbear. All sewing materials should be kept together.--not scattered over the house. Be sure that the sewing machine, ironing board ind cutting table are in one oom, and you will save many unnecessary steps. They may be attractively hidden behind a lecorative screen, the back ot which may also be used as a ewing kit. Pockets may be easily attached to the hack of he screen for necessary sewing equipment. A diffused or general light around the sewing room is as necessary for sewing as a direct ight. Five times the illumina- ion of the general lighting o( he room should be used in close work. A shade should protect he eyes from the glare of the bulb, and the lower edge of the amp shade should be 18 01- 20 nches from the working surface. Sewing equipment should be of good quality, she suggests. A! iberal supply of sharp pins, scissors, tape line, yard stick and chalk are necessary. Dress 'orms are a decided help in fitting .clothes. An exact duplicate of the figure, standing at he correct height, is necessary 'or accurate measuring a u df fitting. L O O K ' E E We Pay Cash For Both Sweet and Sour Cream Give UsaTrial We Have individual Meat Lockers For Rent WelHkmdle Murphy's Stock Poultry Concentrates and Minerals Buy Your Chick Mash NOW! TUNE IN ON-Murphy's F.armyard Jambofee Every Saturday Night, From WHO -- 8:00 to 8:30 WLS -- 9:00 to 9:30 E. B. Higley and Co. "THE OLD. RELIABLES" Phone 116 409 South Federal Aye. Hayfield Changes on Farms Are Announced HAYFIELD--The E. H. Kalvig family is moving, to Britt, the Leroy Gelner family will occupy that house. The George Schneider family is moving to a farm east of Garner andi that [arm is being occupied by the Harold McCormick family of Crystal Lake. W.. Fletcher is moving to the Bateman farm and his farm will be occupied by Helmer Johnson. The C. Boelman family is occupying the Geddes house, near the garage, and the Ben Soper family moved into the Hickok house. CUT COOKING COSTS TO PER MEAL PER FAMILY That's the amazingly low cost ot genuine Skelgas, the natural gas service! It's a safe fuel--no odor, no soot, no muss--and instant heat! FREE DEMONSTRATION --EASY TERMS--A freedom- onstration without obligation. Low first cost and convenient terms! S K E L G A S IS HERE CERRO GORDO MAYTAG CO. 2Z 2nd St. N. E, Phone 2067

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