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$ I i r 16 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1939 BeV^STt NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD Better Farms SUBSIDIZING OF CONSUMPTION IS LATEST SCHEME New Proposal Marks Shift From Production To Marketing Control AMES, (1DPA)--Though no official announcement has been made, it seems clear that the federal government will soon begin an experiment in subsidizing consumption. The new scheme marks a shift in emphasis from production control to marketing control. The aim is to move some farm products into consumption by government financing that would ordinarily bog down in warehouses or else be sold for ruinously low prices. The program is designed not only to aid farmers, but to also provide low-income consumers with needed foodstuff. The scheme apparently will be tried only in a few cities at first, and will be limited to products the supplies of which are burdensome. The plan is to issue stamps to relief clients in these cities--the stamps to be good for certain "surplus" foods in grocery stores. VOU Include Other Products Eventually, if the plan is successful, it will be extended to other products--probably cotton textiles, as one example--and not limited to reliefers. Grocers and other handlers of farm products probably will support the plan, because it will mean more volume for them. Poor people who reap the benefits of larger quantities of food S E E T H E N E W VEGA '5" SERIES Before You Buy There's a reason wby we ask you to see this big new Vega before you decide on any cream separator. It is a new- Vega, streamlined lo tbe moment, embodying every thing that you will want iti your next cream separator. Changes have been made, hut only such changes as improve performance and appearance. AH the fundamental virtues of the Vega "3" series have been retained. Capacities have been increased. Crank speed has been reduced. The famous Vega bowl has been improved. By all means, before you buy, sec the new Vega. OirriE Van NESS Co 20-22 East State Street at government expense may also be expected to approve. Farmers will benefit to the extent of the government finani-in?, which will be a net addition to expenditures for the product. In effect, this new plan is little different from the butter buying program of the past year. In the case of the butter program the Dairy Products Marketing association (government sponsored association of producer co-operatives) buys the butter on the market, then sells it to the Federal Surplus Commodities corporation which distributes it to relief families. Under the new system, wholesalers would buy on the market as usual and sell lo grocers. The government would simply provide relief clients with stamps or tickets which they.could exchange for butter in grocery stores. Then the grocer would turn in his tickets to the treasury for cash. Subsidized Consumption It is possible that farmers might gain in another way from this type of a program. The total demand for some product might be permanently raised by teaching people to eat products that they haven't used before. To continue with butter as an example, many low-income families never use butter because they can get oleomargarine much cheaper. But if the public treasury provides them with free butter for a while maybe they will learn to like it so well that they will buy it when they get off relief. Although this new program-subsidized consumption--is no longer called the two-price system, it amounts to about the same thing. It might even be a three-or- four-price system. The government could give tickets to relief- ers, sell them for half their value to extremely low wage earners and two-thirds their value to a slightly better-fixed group. Week s Work of WPA Labor DES MOINES--What Iowa farmers think about the WPA is indicated in a survey of Iowa farm opinion made by Wallaces' Farmer and Iowa Homestead. Farmers were asked what they would do to improve WPA, i£ they had the power. Most emphatic was the reply that farmers would require a full week's work for a week's pay, and would end half-time work. But only one-fourth of the farmers wanted to cut the amount of the WPA check. About the same number wanted lo abolish WPA entirely. And nearly one-half Uiought more worth-while projects could be selected. Nobody showed much interest in civil service examinations for foremen. The vote survey was made among scattered farm groups which together present a fairly accurate picture of farm sentiment. A similarly conducted survey by Wallaces' Farmer and Iowa Homestead forecast the farm vote in the 1938 election with only slight error. The table below shows the response to the following question: - FARMERS VOTE ON WPA Heads of families in representative farm homes over Iowa were asked the following questions: If you were -Iven the Job of Impiov- Inr the WPA, as you bare seen It In action In y o u r community, which one or more cf t h e follou'lar policies would you insist upon* Pet. of I'tl. ol R o o s e v e l t Lindot Volers Voters I. More w o r t h while project' 81 Yes 51 Y e i 45 Yes -- C i v i l service examinations tor foreman IS Yes 3. Full week's work Instead of halr.lime 48 1'es 4. JLower Week- pay 2t l'es H. A b o l i s h WPA entirely H Yes 31 Yes 31 Yes Pel. of All Voters 13 Y«j 11 Yrs 43 yes -16 Yes It Yes 23 Yes F A R M B U R E A U N E W S A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organizations Average Income for Laying Flocks Set at $10.70 Daily AMES, (P)--Average income of 34 Iowa poultrymen who kept complete records on their laying flocks last year was $10.70 a day for the time actually spent with the flocks, a summary of the record books showed Wednesday. Average annual production o£ the 34 flocks was. 147 eggs a hen, compared with the state average of approximately 85, W.-R. Whitfield, Iowa State college extension poul- tryman, said. Erosion and Control Demonstration to Be Held on Kohler Farm A soil erosion and control demonstration has been arranged for the farm of the Rev. G. H. Kohler in .Portland township. Terraces will be built in this demonstration and strip farming will be demonstrated. The farm has some slightly rolling land and according to Mr. Kohler. considerable erosion has taken place. Mr. Kohler will co-operate with the extension service in ati erosion control and cropping system for his farm. The work will be done in cooperation with Mr. Struthers of the extension service and Marion E. Olson, county agent. The surveying on this project will be done some time in March, according to Mr. Olson and the actual work of the terracing will be done in April. A special meeting at the farm has been scheduled for Friday afternoon, April Genuine ARMSTRONG FLOOR COVERING Come in and see our complete stock of Armstrong Floor Coverings . . . In this newly added department you'll find every new Spring Design! As Low As 49- Per Square Yard NESS £ 20-22 East State Stret CUT HARROWING TIME 1/2 WITH A GALLOWAY FLEXIBLE LEVER SET HARROW ALL STKL 1 LONGER SECTIONS MORE TEETH Young Farmers Hold Forum on Democracy The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Cerro Gordo county rural young peoples' forum was held on Monday at the courthouse. There were about 55 members and visitors present. The topic for discussion was "Can Democracy Survive Another War?" Harry Terrill of the economic policy committee, Des Moines, gave a sketch of what is happening to young people in other countries, which was used as a background for the discussion. Miss Ursula Hubbard of the Carnegie Foundation, New York, led the discussion. The remainder of the program consisted of guitar selections by Alice Guthrie and Mildred Johnsen and accordion numbers by Wayne Hucker. The business meeting was held i the latter part of the evening a n d ' plans were made for the annual banquet to be held April 12. Lunch was served by the committee in charge and the group adjourned and went to a charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cahill, who were recently married. COUXTY FARM BUBEAU OFFICERS President R. M. Hall, Clear Lake Vice Pres.. Paul C. Spoils. Nora Springs Secretary s. A. Mathre. Mason City Treasurer. Shirley S. Stanfield. Clear Lake County Boys' Club Chairman Earl M. Dean. JIason Cit TOIVNSUIF niBECTOIlS -irant ".., Howard Cash. Clear Lake Lincoln W. S. Fulghum. Mason City Lime Creek · Charles J. Hamstreet. ilason cily ' s Paul H. Matzen. Mason City Clear Lake .... Walter Wood. Clear Lake Lake - - · James Ransom. Clear LaKe Mason s. A. Mathre, Mason city Portland .. Paul C, Spoils, Nora Springs V"i°n Wayne Wolford. Ventura Mt Vcmon 3. C. Oehlert. Clear Lake ath Cecil H. Arise. Rockwell w fi n Leon Hitzhusen. Cartersville rimes Richard E, James, Thornton Pleasant Valley Don Vail. Sheffield Ocnejeo ... Cbarles F. Hannen. Rockwell Dougherty. Barney Dougherty. Dougherty HOME PBOJECT OPFICEBS County Chairman _ Mrs. CecJJ H. Aviso, 'nockn-cll County Publicity Chairman '. ...... Mrs. Leon Hitzhusen. Cartersville County 4-H Club Chairman Mrs. J. J. McLaujlilin. Rockv.-eJI TOWNSHIP CHAIRMEN Grant. -Mrs- Gaylord Prestnolt. Clear Lake Lincoln. Mrs. E. P. DeGraw. Mpou Citv Uroe Creek Mrs. Lawrence Bchm. Mason City Falls . . Mrs. Paul H. Matzen. Mason City Clear Lake -Mrs. Sam Scvcrjon. Clear Lake Lake Mrs. Don Blair, alason cily Mason Mrs. George Holt, alason'City Portland, Mrs. A. 8. Brocket!. Nora Springs union Mrs. Hugh Strain, Ventura ait. Vernon "-«"- Clarence Zook. Clear Lake Owen ,,, M". Leon HUzhUien. Cartwsvillc Pleasant Valley Mrs. Carrol Rice. Swaiedale Gnme* .. Mrs. John Stamback, Thornton Gcnesco Mrs. Frank Kirk. Rock\voll Dougherty. Mrs. Joe O'Ponncll. Dougherty County Asent Marior. E. Olson County Club Agent .... Paul Henderson Home Demonslration ARCnt · : Florence Zollinger 'Ferj-uVon Office Assiatanl ... Genevtevc M. Smith OfJicc 21.1 Federal Bldg.. Ma«on Cily Planning Committee to Meet Monday for Q ,- · n Nutritional anemia is one of tl UeStlOnnaire OUmmarV preventable conditions which du , jng the suckling period take toll The Cerro Gordo county plan _____ .,,,. ning committee will hold its sec- spring pigs ond meeting Monday, March 20. at man "aid t , . the Y. M. C. A. At this meeting W " SOIL SURVEYORS A Farmer Views MAP 4,500,000 ACRES OF LAND Inventory Obtained for Planning Farm Erosion Program DES MOINES, (ff)--Federal soil conservation service surveyors reported Wednesday they had mapped nearly 4.500,000 acres in the Upper Mississippi valley during the last four years to "obtain an inventory of soil resources for use in planning individual farm erosion- control programs." Regional Conservator R. H Musser said future flood control work would call into use the SCS surveys. Used as Basis Nearly 723,000 acres, mainly in CCC camp areas attached to demonstration projects, were mapped last year, Musser said. The surveyed acreage by states comprising the region follows: Iowa, 153,680 acres; Illinois, 106,250; Missouri, 251,090; Wisconsin, 113,480; and Minnesota, 55,405. "All erosion control programs under the SCS are planned on the basis of conservation surveys," Musser explained. "These surveys record not only the extent of erosion, but also soil type, steepness of slope, existing cover and other factors affecting erosion. Survey 88,860 Acres "When a co-operator's farm is mapped, the survey facts are used immediately by agronomists, foresters, engineers, wildlife specialists and others in planning a complete erosion control program to fit the requirements of that particular farm." Last year 8M60 acres were surveyed in camp areas in Iowa. The five camp areas and the acreage surveyed in each follow: Shenan- cloab, 26,100 acres; McGregor, 7,035; Marion, 5,340: Knoxvillej 41,800; and Greenfield, 7,980. Surveyors also mapped more than 9.140 acres on farms near the camp areas and 55,680 acres in Lucas county. GOOD START FOR PIGS IS URGED AMES, (fl 5 )--With the farrowing season in the offing, A. L. Anderson, Iowa State college animal husbandman, reminded Iowa farmers Wednesday that getting' spring Pigs off to a good start is largely a matter of proper management during the first six weeks. "If pigs are well started at weaning time," Anderson stated, "the task pf raising them until they are finished for market is comparatively easy." Farrowed in Spring- Between 70 and 80 per cent of the state's annual pig crop is farrowed in late March, April and early May. Nutritional anemia is one of the g heavy _ per of early farroweci the animal husband- I i,D.C. Globe-Gazette Farm Page Editor Writes About Visit to Capital By ARTHUR PICKFORD After move than three score and ten years in the United States, I have been to Washington, D. C. Tile-re is nothing unusual about that, because I feel sure that the majority of farmers have not been there, either. It is not that 1 have been a stay- at-home. I have been in a score of the larger cities of our country but neither business nor pleasure ever beckoned me to (lie national capital. But "All things come lo him who waits;" and an unexpected invitation to see our capital and the machinery of lawmaking in operation was gladly accepted; so that I might see how correct were the impressions which a lifetime of reading of newspapers had given me. In the hope that the above mentioned majority may be interested, I propose to write a few short articles on Washington, as seen by a farmer: Two Stand Out Two buildings stand out in the minds of most of us in attempting to visualize the city--the capitol building and the Washington monument. They are always shown to us, alone, without anything to distract one's attention and use as a measuring stick. My first view of them was just a little disappointing when seen as a part of the city. It was only by getting .close to them, especially in the case of the capitol, that its massiveness became impressive. The mere act of climbing the approaching steps of the capitol gave one an approis- ment of its height; and the inside view of the dome was more impressive than the outside. It was news to me that il was constructed of cast iron. As in most domes, there is a "whispering gallery" where very faint sounds fan be heard distinctly by anyone who is diametrically across the base o£ the dome. The same feature is found in St. Paul's cathedral in London and in St. Peter's at Rome. Our last glimpse of the capilol was at night when the dome was lighted by floodlights and it was beautiful. teller Opens Doors Wherever one goes in Washington, among public buildings, there are guards and a card or letter of introduction from your senator or representative opens many a door and brings courtesies that might not come otherwise. Their rapid-fire talk on tbe pictures and statues that adorn the interior of the buildings is like a review in U. S. history and adds much to. the interest of what one sees. From the gallery of the house of representatives we viewed the house in action, and it seemed to us that the acoustics of the room were not first class. In taking a viva voce vote an attendant re- peated the "aye" or "no" of the member for the benefit of all. The subject being discussed was evidently not of great importance as the members moved about the room and the one who had the floor seemed to be talking to 'empty space. To Supreme Court From where laws are made to where they are interpreted was a natural step and so we went to the building where the supreme court meets. It is not in session continuously and the sessions begin late in the forenoon. As we went in we were given slips indicating where the several members sit. On the day we were there only seven of the justices wore in attendance and the court opened with the ancient announcement of 'Oyes! Oyes! The honorable, the supreme court of the United States is now open," or something like that and the members clad in [owns filed in. Case Argued As in the house chamber, v;e were not able to hear clearly what was said but we concluded that the members were just common human beings and subject to the same feelings as ourselves. A pleader was arguing his case .11 court and there was an occasional question from one or another of the members. One of the members picked liis nose while contemplating the point made. Someone made a quip and a ripple of laughter ran along the bench (metaphorically) and members did not refrain from interrupting each other, or the pleader, in discussing the point at issue. Probably they do their deep thinking when the members are assigned cases on which they are to give their interpretation of the law. eP.YER20°/o MORE GROUND THE HARROW WITHOUT AN EQUAL POSITIVELY SELF CLEANING FOR EVERY KIND OF WORK--UNDER ALL C O N D I T I O N S ONCE OVER THE FIELD EQUAL TO CROSS HARROWING WITH ORDINARY DRAG JN/TjJV.O SECTION SIZES--MAKE UP ANY WIDTH XQ.U;.WANT--RIGID OR FOLDING DRAWBARS SAVE UP TO 25% ON PRICE oway Farm Stores WHERE FARMER MEETS FARMER -- £08. SOUTH FEDERAL PHONE S36 The disease is common among i- pigs between two and six weeks of age because their ration during ;_,----= --. 7---· i that period is mainly milk and The questionnaire includes ques- they are closely confined. In many lions Oil [lie AAA nrosram. nn inci=nfeii.- nin,. ..r^;«^ i .- t _-i_j lions 0:1 the AAA program", on farm tenancy, farm securitv. international trade and general agricultural problems including soil conservation, soil fertility and all factors influencing the farm and home. Herb Folken, specialist in land planning, will help lead the dis- . cussion of these problems. It is i hoped to make definite recommendations as to the program that is to be developed by the planning committee. Soy Bean Meeting Set for Tuesday On Tuesday, March 21. a soy beon meeting will be held at the Y. M. C. A. at 1:30 p. m. This iiieelii.g is being conducted in cooperation with the agricultural development department of the Rock Island railroad, International Har- ..,,,,, ... , _ . vester company and agricultural ., H e J TM»y ar d Environment extension service, who provide' ''^subject to be studied in pi ·d to the uses,? o £ . t h e hoi ? e Project course Project Leaders to Receive Lessons information in regard to the usesil °'. t h e horne project course to of soy beans and general cultural I . ^' vcn J? ome project leaders methods. The nublic- has been in- ° l Cerro Gordo county March 21 methods. The public has been in l vited to attend. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE P. B. Hoist, buii. i yr. old. Chas. Edel, Mason Citj-. P. B. Hoist, bull, serviceable age. Chris Dueholm, Mason City. Seed Oats for sale and national hybrid sweet corn. W. J. Schutz, Mason City. High quality, excellent testing, Alsike clover seed, also Manchu soy beans. John Jenkins, Rockford. instances pigs which have started well may be tbe first to show outward effects of anemia. Gives Preventive Anderson said supplementary feeding or providing range would precent development of the trouble. Effective treatment, be said, may be accomplished by feeding iron and copper salts. Getting young pigs on clean pasture early will assist materially in making the job o£ pig raising less difficult for swine growers, he said. If favorable weather prevails, the pigs should be moved when they are about two weeks of age. h a r - MR. FARMER: Time to stirt thinking ab nesses, harness oiling and repairing. Pads, collar;. Mrsp work. ;ooa leather "·orjc shoes. E^tra Special jood har- " c « »t ..... ........... SW.59 Griesemer Leather Store 16 South Delaware SANTONE Complete Hog Mineral Feed y o u r s o w s I o d i z e d SANTONE HOG MINERAL this winter, and help them produce strong:, healthy pigs that will LIVE at farrowing time and go right ahead lo develop into thrifty market hogs early next fall. NO.K-128HEN IS HIGH SCORER White Rock Is Tops in 1938 Poultry Egg Production AMES, (£")--IE a certain white rock hen in the flock of Collins and Hipper of Seymour strutted around in the chicken yard Wednesday with head high and feathers preened, she had "good cause" for her action. The hen, known to poultry scientists as "No. IC-128." scored the highest number of points in the 1938 Iowa poultry record of performance program, \V. M. Vernon, Iowa State college extension poultryman, announced. The champion had a yearly egg production of 269 and scored a total of 347.3 points as calculated by a federal agriculture department formula. Ratings are based on economic factors, including body weight, egg weight, shape and color, and number o£ eggs produced. Hens producing creamy colored eggs are disqualified. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Poultry Improvement association in co-operation with the college's extension service. WALLPAPER SPAIk'7 STORE PHONE 296 32-7nd N . 6 . I 71 ~. euppcHs TMC Ttirw'fiufffi MARKET DAY SALE At Kanaivha Sales Pavilion KANAWHA. IOWA Friday, March 17 at 12:30 p. m. Will have a good run of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep. H. BRUMMUND Auctioneer and Manager DEAD LIVESTOCK lo 31. An improvised baby bed i made from two chairs and a sheet.! will be demonstrated along with j the lesson. The following is the ! schedule of meetings for the vari- j ous townships: i Tuesday, March 21. Chven-1 Dougherty, home of Mrs. Hilberl Frenz: Wednesday. March 22, j Lake-Lincoln, home of Mrs. Jesse I Adams: Thursday. March 23, i Bath-Geneseo, home of Mrs. J. M. I Ryburn: F r i d a y , March 24, Grimes-Pleasant Valley, home of Mrs. Marshall Field; Monday, March 27, Mason-Portland, home of Mrs. Hugh Hughes; Tuesday. March 28, Grant-Clear Lakei home of Mrs. C. L. Trego; Thursday. March 30. Lime Creek-Falls, home of Mrs. Joe Gullickson. and Friday. March 31, Union-Mount Vernon, home of Mrs. Clarence Zook. We Pqy for Phone Colls Days Nights Phone 3758 Phone 3836 Lund Sales Stable and Rendering Co. MASON CITY Lasting New HOUSE PAINT Always clean! Dust, flirt, and soot arc washed right off by tomorrow's rain. Here's a white House Faint that actually keeps itself clean'. . . , and in · ·^·^ you'll be surprised at its low cost'. Boomhower Hardware There's an Agent near you: Henry L. Gesme ... Hanlontoxvn S- M. Riser Mason City, Rt. 4 Farmers Elevator Co Cliapin H. B. Blewett Meservcy Roy E. Sharp.. .niason City, Rt. 3 Nets Jensen Hampton, 1U. 2 Albin Anderson .. Hampton, Rt. 1 John WarnhoMz Sheffield Carroll Rice Swaledale Frank Knight Greene Fred U. Trogc Rudd Laurence F. Tesch iUitcuell 100 Ibs. SANTONE . . $7.00 Howell-ShraderDrugCo. IOWA CITY, IOWA The Reliable Line Since '93 WE HAVE 7,000 BABY CHICKS W h i t e ' Wyandottes, Hampshire Reds,',. Buff.. Orpingtons, Buff Roeks, White Rocks, Hybrids, Silver L a c e d Wyan- dottes, W h i t e Giants, Black Giants, Rhode Island Reds. Some a week old. Per 100 and up Hear Us Daily Over KGLO at 7:30 A. 31. IOWA MASTER BREEDERS, INC. -110 South Federal FIIOXE 031 CLUB TO MEET The Booster Boys 4-H club will meet on Thursday evening, March 16. at the Earl Morris home. -- WANTED -HIDES and WOOL HIGHEST PRICES PAID CARL STEIN 111 Sixth St. S. W. CLEANING SEED- OATS and BARLEY Bring your seed oofs and barley in and let us clean them before planting time. Call for appointment before coming. We can separate oats and barley. PHONE 270 FARMERS ELEVATOR DEAD STOCK REMOVED Prompt Service Phone Collect PHONE 1096 Mason City Rendering Company MANUFACTURERS OF GREEN TOP BRAND TANKAGE Annual PUBLIC SALE AT SWALEDALE Wednesday, March 22 Commencing at 11:00 a. m. Horses, Cattle, New and Used Machinery 35 -- Head of Horses -- 35 Several matched (cams of sorrels, roans and bays, consisting of several brood marcs to foal. All young, na.tivc horses. One black Percheron stallion 4 years old, weight 2,000 Ibs. 30 -- Head of Cattle 30 Consisting of 12 head of milk cows, some fresh, others to freshen soon; 18 yearling calves, yearling Hereford bull calf. 5 trucks and pick-ups--I. H. C'., Ford and : Chevrolets. 2 John Dccrc Model D tractors, 1 I. H. C. and several other tractors. Lunch Served on Grounds by Catholic Ladies Aid TERMS CASH OK ARRANGE WITH CLERK J* C. Jmdrlch, Owner Ora Baylcss, Aucl. National Bank, Thornton, Clerk

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