The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 15, 1944 · Page 12
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 15, 1944
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Countryside By Albert and Susan Eisele Blue; Earth, Minnesota A man was singing on tl radio, "You're in (he army 1101 you re not behind the plow Since practically all plowing done by tractor nowadays, farmer is never behind his pk» The plow is behind him. Th radio industry needs some farm ers on research staffs # # * If the plow has put in its ap pearance- this winter, certainl the bobsled hasn't. Our bobsle is still stacked in a corner of th shed. Each spring we take it apar and store it away. Early last No vember when we had a heav snowfall we were tempted to se" up our bobsled. But on ssfti thought we said, "This may no last. There may not be mud snow later on." We had done tha before, set up our bobsled at th first snowfall and then scarcely used it for the rest of the wintei Nevertheless we do think tha Lowell in his beautiful poem 01 the year's first snowfall should have mentioned setting up hi bobsled. If on the other hand the nev theory of farming should taki hold and force the plow from the scene, what other piece o machinery would be safe? Th plow is the recognized cornerstone of agriculture. The grea seal of many of our states use the plow as a symbol. The Minnesota seal has a plosv. The Nev Jersey seal shows 3 plows The South Dakota seal shows a picture of a farmer plowing with 2 horses. If we can do away with the plow, we can do away with other implements. The bindei could give way to the combine Ine disc harrow, mower and hay- rake could also give way to th new ideas which man is constantly advancing. Tor the time being, however, better hang on to your plow. One °f o«r first memories con MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Callus for Prompt Removal of AH Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges Oept. of Agriculture License No. 42 cerns a fanning-mill. We remember seeing a fanning-mill in a granary and we can slill recall the peculiar train-smell of (he place Strangely enough, the fanning-' mill is still on the scene. No one has ever been able to think of something better than the employment of wind for purposes of cleaning grain. The other morning we sat by the stove and watched the wife stir cream of wheat into a pot of boiling water. We noticed a fine mist float upward, go almost to the ceiling and then settle back slowly. We discovered it to be a fine farinaceous dust, produced no doubt by the milling and which was driven upwards by the heat of the stove. All this was in the nature of a winnowing. Even the good old kitchen stove may serve as a fanning mill. But don't let your husband entertain any such far-fetched idea that he can take your stove out into the granary and fan his oats with it. And so we wonder, how many :imes can wheat be winnowed? First it may be winnowed as it still stands ripening in the field, winnowed by some strong wind .hat cleans the heads o£ imperfect or unfilled kernels. Then it s winnowed again by the thresh- ng machine. How many times it is winnowed at the processing mills one can only guess. Now stir cream of wheat into boiling water and the stove heat winnows the product once more. W * * The sound of a fanning-mill In motion is one of the unforgettable iounds. It is at once an arresting ;ound and a fascinating one; you immediately index H along with he other unforgettable sounds such as the creaking of a mmdmill on a frosty morning, the cry of a peacock in a dense forest, the vhirr of a spinning-wheel. * * * Albert was a little boy when he irst saw a fanning-mill; while I vas a grown woman. I came upon t rather unexpectedly one morn- ng when we were first married, ome 15 years ago. Everything ibout the country was new to me then. It was this strange, stac- ato sound which reached my ears vhile I was in the kitchen strug- ling with my first apple pie. I emember going out to see wha vas making it. The fanning-mil 'as set up outside the granary \t the time I didn't know what a anning^mill was and the peculiar re-mblmg of the mill together itn its sibilent sound reminded ie of an epileptic. As long as I ve I shall never forget the first 1 o f - e r c e m e r , i, of Bexar county, Tex., is shown at the Houston Fat Stock show wiht his grand champion beef calf which sold fU UC ^ f ° r ? H°° in war bo ^ s ' President J W S a r t welle of the exposition said this was a world's record high i 6 L-rr iOU f S ^ OP T P / iCe "^ aVil ? g been ? 4 ' 800 P aid several yeais ago at the International show in Chicago. The Hereford weighs 825 pounds: Dietrich is a 4-H club boy. Not Good Enough for '44" ^" ' · *· a -tanning-mill made think of them as inti- part of our life on the J. M. ROBERTSON Pure Bred and Livestock Auctioneer 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE Ph ° nC 2 ° 19 Mason City, lowo impression upon me. Since then, however, t have grown to understand them better and to · · mately soil. Next- time you make cookies any lime, keep a part of the dough for big heart-shaped cookies. Cut your pattern out of cardboard, as big as your love desires This one will be for Daddy and make smaller patterns for the younger ones in the family. Frost them with pink icing and if your sugar holds out, pipe 'the edges with white icing or vice versa. And a Valentine all dressed up with silver dr'agees looks like a major on parade. ¥ * * It's the sweetest way we know of saying. "With love from Mother." * * * This is uncommonly early for she is so thankful that she got him into dry clothes before a sore throat or pneumonia sets in, she forgets to scold him. The culprit is so thankful that -he got by so easy, he looks forward to trying it again. 5 And he's the same boy who will howl for dear life if you -get a drop down his neck when you are washing him. Raise a Larger Percentage of Chicks With MOR-GAIN __j CHICK MASH MOR-GAIN: FEEDS FRKH FEED PROVEN QUALITY^ Contains a balance of animal and vegetable proteins, minerals and on abundance of vitamins. SEE YOUR MOR-GAIN DEALER NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO., INC, MASON CITY, IOWA BUTTER m m mR D I S T R I B U T E D B Y Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. roadsides to be running with water but it doesn't, prevent the average school boy from sticking in an itching and explorative foot And after he gets one foot wet he might as well finish the job. Then !ie has to saunter home'slowly so he will dry off a little and to de- ay as long as possible, that dreadful moment of reckonin-* Sven if he slips in through the front door and goes right upstairs, this is damning evidence enough. A mother doesn't ask any questions--she knows the futility --she just starts stripping. Then I I I I I I I -- ~--~ ^^^B ^^^H H We Pay HIGHEST PRICES for ·Poultry ·Eggs ZANIOS PRODUCE Phone 1210 704 6th St. S. W. I I I I I I I I YOURHENS WILL HAVE THE URGE TO LAY We now offer you- Dr Hess Laying Mash plus Dr. Hess Poultry Pan-a- min--mixed and blended and put up in one bag. The substance to make eggs and the urge to lay all done up in one package. Your hens will certainly approve of Dr. H es s Pan-a-min Laying Mash they'll thank you for it by laying plenty more eggs. FARMERS ELEVATOR Phone 270 61 BILLION EGGS IS '44 ESTIMATE British Allowed I to 3 Shell Eggs Monthly More than 61 billion eggs . . . that is the estimated 1944 production of the industrious hen and her more than 508 million sisters on American farms. This production, estimated by the bureau of agricultural economics of the U. S. department of agriculture, is expected to set an all-time record . . . 9 billion eggs more than the record-breaking production of As a result of this all-out war effort of the American hen, there now is ample supply of eggs not only for our figftting forces but for American civilians as well. ' I The supply is so large that the \ H-ar rood administration, which has the job of directing the distribution of American food supplies, urees American housewives, restaurants and all institutions serv- ms foods to use more eggs in order to provide an immediate outlet for the huge supplies rolling into American markets from farms throughout the middle west. Consumers should take the opportunity at the present time to substitute eggs for other foods in lesser supply, George B. Sheehe state supervisor of food distribution, WFA declared. "Enough eggs are now available for civilian consumption to enable every person to eat as many as he would like. The quality is good and we should make use of this source of food in order to con- 1 serve on other foods such as beef and dairy products needed bv our military services and allies" Sheehe stated. The anticipated 1944 production of poultry flocks will bring the nation closer than ever before (o the Poultry industry's goal of an tg" a day for every American. The civilian share of the 61 billion eggs will be the lion's share . . . 3 out of every 4 eggs produced, enough for 349 ergs for every man, woman and child in the nation durinr the year ahead. The abundant civilian supoly will be available in spite of huge military and lend-lease requirements of more than 15 billion e°gs Ihe anticipated military and lend- lease needs include 297 million f dried eggs and more «mr,l },\!° n J K e U eggS - WUh this supply (the dried eggs are the equivalent of 10.4 billion shell eggs) our government has enough of this nutritious protein food for our fighting men at home a n d ' overseas and larger quantities t o i l send to England and Russia whose limited protc ' n rot)cis are . very E£KS, Mr. Sheehe pointed out «:. C . n o ' r a t i oncd in the United Mates. They arc strictly rationed n England where civilians arc al- ACREAGE LIMIT REACHED: JONES WFA Head Warns Feed Use Must Be Efficient Marvin Jones, war food administrator, is author of the warning that even the best production and the most efficient feeding that Iowa farmers have accomplished before will not be good enoueh for 1944. The war food administrator said that "the acreage goal for 1944 Is just about oar m»-»im nin acreage of cropland. That means that any additional food production must come from better farming, from conservation practices, from improved varieties, and from reducing waste after the crops-are produced. 4u" That means th at even the best that Iowa farmers have done before--and that is as good as anywhere in the world--will not be good enough for 1944. "It is the same with feeding. Corn Belt farmers need no advice from me on how to feed livestock. But it is my duty to state this emphatically: However efficiently our teed supply has been used in the 1944''" b " D0t e00d enou * h for The feed supply, Jones pointed out, is relatively small because t jne record numbers of live"That means," he continued ·using that feed, in wartime, in whatever'way it will best serve me nation. It may mean some feeding ^ adjustments by some Jones said that we need to increase some crops more than others, but that the price appeal alone cannot be depended upon to produce the desired result. As an example, he presented this challenge to ( Iowa farmers: "If on some individual farm the financial reward may be reckoned to be less from soybeans than from some alternate crop, those farmers may prove their patriotism as their sons have done by seeing their duty and meeting the needed soybean goals." There's likely to be a wider spreader in cattle prices this spring than a year ago, believes Francis Kutish, economist at Iowa State college. PHIL ITSHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and telling experience far ZO years FERTILE. IOWA PHONE 649 Says Sparks Cause Many Farm Fires u H o n t h e wood shingle roofs of dwellings rank foremost as the cause of £ a /m «res, · points out H. D. Struthers of the Iowa State college extension service. He advises an effort to control roof Sf" 8 .*? *** "nP 01 ^* Phase , of the state wide program of rural fare prevention. Although Iowa's farm fire loss °j^nn r 5 m V' 3 "' 022 » 19 « to ,121,000 for 1942, the loss from fires which could be prevented is much too great,- he declared. One method op prevention is to make sure shingles on farm buildings are not a lire hazard. Old shingles, w h e n they ' become curled and frayed from weather! ing, are easily ignited from a chimney spark, and are much more susceptible to fires than new shingles. · He suggested that coverinc buddings with a substantial r Jo! of fire resistant material may involve more cost than if a low grade roofing is used, but will substantially increase safety from * ° £ efficien t r u r a l tire * "P eans and greater likelihood of delay in discovering rural roof ftres make re-roofing advisable where the shingles are in *or condition. An alternative is to install spark arresters on chim- neys to prevent large sparks from escaping the chimney and lodging on the roof. "ems Keeping inflammable t r a s h such as dry leaves and twigs cleared from the eave spouts and valleys of the roof is another fire prevention m e a s u r e recommended. 12 MASON Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1944 GLOBE-GAZETTE Mary Had Little Lamb; Bob Peterson Has 4 Pipestone, Minn., If)--Marv had a little lamb but Bob Peteisol rls 4 of them, 2 sets born under unusual circumstances. The mother ewe first gave birth to, twins, which isn't news at all But 2 weeks after the first event tne same ewe produced another set of twins. A neighbor is bottle-feeding the late comers. , Iowa had 15 per cent fewer cattle on feed Jan. l, 1944, than a ago. Cow Is Model Producer of Fat, Offspring Logan, Utah, (XP)--Parley A. Down's cow has produced more than 400 pounds of butterfat annually since the war started, and, in addition, has contributed: Dec. 24, 1941--Twins. Jan. 29, 1943--Twins Dec. 30, 1943--Triplets. '·si ] Complete Line of DR. ROBERTS Stock and Veterinarian Supplies BOOMHOWER HARDWARE HOG AND BROODER HOUSES See these houses on exhibit at our yard: 1 10x12 Brooder House. 1 12x14 Hog House-- 4 P«n. S '3S£Ss£zS?S?S Si L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. Phone 119 POLAND CHINA BRED SOW SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 At Our Form 2 Miles East of Mason City SALE STARTS AT 1 O'CLOCK later farrow. FREE LUNCH AT NOON EMMERT BROS. Let Us Check .* , Yoer Machinery Now! t Put It ounces of dried egg powder" per month. In every other country of the world with the exception of the United States and South American natons, eggs are beyond the reach of the average person. In Uima. according to a recent news- Paper report from Chungking a resh egg was sold for S7 money). In tests conducted by the Iowa igncultural experiment station it vas found that inoculation of oybcan seed slightly decreased percentage of oil in the crop vcvcr. because of increased a. the amount of oil obtained acre was about 25 per cent .;er than in the case of (he rop from uninoculated beans. We feel that you would be interested to know that we have opened one of the most modern repair shops in Northern Iowa, f u l l y equipped with all new factory recommended equipment and have three factory trained mechanics now working in th!* shop. ' The response by farmers has been very gratifying and we would be very happy to take care of your needs in the line of tractor overhauling, harvester overhauling, etc., in the very near future. I am sure you will find our work of the highest quality a n d our prieet reasonable. We have a very complete stock of genuine Allis- Chalmers parts on hand. The time involved in doing your overhaul will be very short because we can os- sur« you that you would not be tied up waiting for port*. You'll need everything in good working condition for spring . . . the job now is to get these tractors, harvesters and implements in top operating condition right away. We Will Call For and Deliver. Any Piece of Machinery Regardless of Make... , Just Phone 586 Farm Equipment Supply Co. Ph * Phone 586 ALLIS CHALMERS BRANCH 149 Fourth Sf. S. W. . . 1 f 1 ll I ·m r b-j 4 {$] l · ! ~iV

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