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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIFTEEN FARMER SUCCEEDS AGAINST EROSION Knoxville Man Fights Soil Loss P r o p e r Cultivation and Cropping Found Successful. AMES -- ~W. A. Haliowell, Knoxville farmer, who has been fighting sheet erosion and gullies on his 315-acre farm since he .built his first earth dam 15 years ago, is convinced that both types of soil erosion can be brought under control through proper cropping, Cultivation and use of gulley dams and grass waterways. His own farm is proof of the effectiveness of such a system. Haliowell is carrying out a soil erosion control program at the present time in co-operation with the soil conservation service. This federal bureau has established a demonstration area embracing 31,274 acres along English creek in Marion county. Hallowell's farm is in this area. Is More Serious. From his experience in fighting sheet erosion, which he considers more serious although less evident than gullying, Hal- Jowell observes: "I like terraces. The broad- riclged ones the soil conservation service is building are all right to farm. They can be crossed with machinery with very little trouble, and 1 believe farming on the contour with the terraces is the easiest way. But on" some at the more rolling land it isn't a question of whether- a man likes to farm terraces. IE the land is washing away, then terraces or other erosion control practices are necessary." So great has sheet erosion been in the past on Hailowell"s farm that he recalls his line fences being buried under soil washed from the uplands. Six years ago he began bringing sheet erosion under control by terracing. Prevents Gullies. Haliowell prevents gullies from forming by using grassed waterways with tile on both sides to help drain away the water. When a gully starts lie builds dams. O ^js* jraasas^-asj"!- ur Yesterdays Gleanings From an 'Ancli'iit File ot The Cerro Gordo Republican Saved by the Farm Editor. EDITOR'S NOTE: In June Â· 1876 llic.se "rules" w e r e printed in the Iowa State Register. C. F. Clarksan was the publisher of the paper and also the father of live famous Clarkson Bros, who w e r e prominent in newspaper work and politics In early days in Iowa. RULES FOR FARMERS: A young man, just married, and with little means, wants to know how to start right in farming. This is imposing a serious task on us. We of course, know nothing of his habits oÂ£ industry, his love of labor or his qualifications for the business he seeks. Above all, we do not know what kind of a wife he has selected. If he has chosen unwisely in this particular, no after wisdom will ever repair this greatest of missteps.--But we will lay down some general principles which may do for others, if not for him: 1. Buy ,none but the best land. Ten acres of the best is better ban a whole section of poor iand. 2. Keep it clean of weeds. 3. Do nothing slipshod. Plow well and cultivate thoroughly. 4. Do everything in the right ;eason. .5 Procure good instruments and take care of them. 6. Raise nothing but good ani-' mals, suitable to the country and climate. Never Sit Down. 7. Keep out of law. 8. When you go to town, never sit down or stand around the streets. 9. Never spend your time with patent rights or perpetual mo- 'tiohs. 10. Keep a strict account ol income and expenses. 11. Keep out of debt. 12. Keep clear of security notes and out of rattlesnake dens. 13. When you leave home tel your wife the exact hour yov will return, and if you are no punctual, do not pray for for- giveness until you can conquer his evil propensity. 14. Be charitable, but pay your lebts first. 15. Having nothing to do with raveling agents or strolling jeddlers deal with those who :ave a local habitation and a name. 16. Take the best paper, and teep yourself posted as to markets, news, literature and politics. 17. Read your Bible instead of dime novels. SllfluUl Rise Early. 18. Rise early and quit in the evening, so as to have the chores done before the shades of night. 19. Live at peace with all your neighbors, even if you have to make all the concessions, and submit to all the wrongs. 20. Live in peace with your wife. If you cannot, coax her to go to Kamskatka and you go to Australia, until you ventilate your affections. And above all, study to know your whole duty to yourself, your family, your country and 3'our God. Follow these things, and they will naturally lead you into all the duties of a good farmer, a good citizen, rv good Christian, and a prosperous and happy man, and then when Hosselas comes along he will find what he has long sought. News of Town. The Cerro Gordo Republican * T u r n lo Pajc 18 Plow Shares Can Make Money Have your old plow shares, corn planter shoes, and cultivator shovels reclaimed by the new Stoody Process method, Â· ALL WORK GUARANTEED Â· Economy Welding Machine Works 112 South Commercial Avenue . Mason City, Iowa Phone 1070 Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Room 203 Weir Building Phone 483 Mason City, Iowa A. R. Cain, President A. Tietjens, Vice President Henry Timm, Treasurer J. L. Stevens, Mynelle Kabrick, Secretaries IF IT IS SAFETY AND DURABILITY YOU WANT NOTE THE COMPARISONS BELOW Mutual HARNESS SALE? Buy Now Before Prices Go Up We now have a large, complete stock of harness and strap work. Active. . .. 2604 Retired. .. 1765 Organized . 4369 Stock Bridles $1.75 Halters, 1W 98c Traces, 1 Vz" $3.00 Lines, set. . . $4.25 COLLARS -- All Sizes and All Prices. A c t i v e . . . . 564 Retired. . . 1642 Organized . 2206 Reciprocals FREE -- Jack Knife with Harness Oiling and Repairing. A c t i v e . . . . 70 R e t i r e d . . . 440 Organized . 510 DIRECTORS T. AFTRETH HARNESS SHOP 16 South Delaware F. W. Brown A. II. Cain J. P. Andersen A. Tictjens J. L. Stevens W. H. Skene Chas. Sehmoll P. G. Frye C. O. Miller At K. Carslcnff F. F. Stoltcnbcrer Henry Hlizhusen M. P. Floy Henry Timm Geo. Moorcliead Edmund Kclsh Mason Township Grant Township Lincoln Township Lime Creek Township Falls Township Clear Lake Township Lake Township Portland -Township Union Township Ml. Vernon Township Bath Township Owen Township Grimes Township Pleasant Valley Township Genesco Township Dougherty Township IF IT IS SAVINGS YOU WANT- PLUS SAFETY, MUTUALS SAVE YOU AT LEAST $10 PER THOUSAND ON A 5-YEAR POLICY FOR FIRE AND TORNADO ON FARM PROPERTY The Farmers' Mutual Insurance Association carries around $13,000,000 of risks in Cerro Gordo and adjoining counties. A $10 saving per $1,000 would amount to $130,000 for the 5 year term. IS IT WORTH SAVING? Insure in the Mutuals and Bonk the difference to your credit. We write Fire and Lightning Insurance on all insurable farm property and isolated dwellings in towns in the County Mutual. TORNADO and Wind either in Country or City on Insurable Property. ALSO HAVE AGENCY AT THE OFFICE, FOR ALL CITY PROPERTY IN GOOD CONDITION WITH THE WESTERN MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF DES MO1NES. ALSO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERING PUBLIC LIABILITY-PROPERTY DAMAGE, COLLISION, ETC., WITH THE ALLIED MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF DES MOINES.