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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 1936 Better Social Life ... Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS .(THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD); B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads WARREN COUNTY WORKS ON PLAN OF COUNTRY LIFE Program of Planning Being Experimented With by Whole Community. AMES--An experiment in the application of program planning to all phases of community life is being conducted by tile Warren county Farm Bureau- and numerous co-operating groups. As explained by L. J. Nickle, county agent, the jnirpose of the program is to develop a better understanding between rural and urban groups and to develop not only agriculture but schools, churches, rural health, markets and other phases of community life and activity. Guiding the planning work is a committee including representatives o£ farmers in each township, Simpson college, the county ministeria' associations, the county medical as sociation, the county superintendent of schools, the county attorney, the debt conciliation board, productiot control associations, Catholic and Protestant churches, the superintendent of city schools, Federation o: Women's clubs, newspapers and the county board of supervisors. Rural sociologists and others in the extension service of Iowa State college are assisting the county committee. Outline Policy. The first activity of the Warren county group was to participate it outlining a long time agricultural policy as is being done by county planning committees in all cou~ ties in Iowa. The second phase of the program is co-operation with Simpson college in a study of economic and sociai problems, including those of rura' churches and schools, as they apply to rural communities and smal" towns. These questions will be em phasized in a rural life conference to be held at Simpson college April 27 and 28. Several state and national speakers will appear on the program and interested persons from over southeastern Iowa are be ing invited to attend. Committee Co-Operating. The county committee also is cooperating with rural churches in a study of their place in the rural community and how to strengthen that position. An attempt will be made to help churches develop cooperative activities and increase membership so that they may be of greater service to rural people. After these programs are well un der way or completed, the committee will extend its attention to other activities. According to Mr. Nickle the program is a. long time venture and the committee expects to proceed at a speed which will enable it to show results as well as plans. Among other activities that may be undertaken in the future are cooperation with rural schools, development of recreation and health and sanitation, and studies of civic affairs, industry and organization. Twins, 81, See First Talkie BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (UP)-Elisha and Elijah Simmons--believed to be Alabama's oldest twins --spent a feverish few hours sightseeing here recently. The 81-year-oM brothers saw their first talkie, and lad their first express elevator ride. FARM B U R E A U NEWS A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cevro Gordo County Organization. Subwarfare in Ethiopia. Italy has three new submarines. If the Ethiopian rains continue, the natives may have to keep an eye peeled for periscopes.--Springfield, Mo., Leader-Press. Evolution. The scientists may think that prehistoric 30-inch fly became extinct, but it didn't. It was transformed into a mosquito.--Saginaw News. Each Wednesday on the Farm Page, the Globe-Gazette will print a list of "Sale Dates Claimed." If you are planning a sale, you are invited to use this Free Service. Simply send your name, and tlie time and place of your sale to the Globe- Gazette, attention V. C. Hicks. April 9--Public Auction Sale, 11 a. m., Lund Sales Stables, cast edge of Mason City. April 9--Livestock Sale, 12 noon, Gurnet Sales Co. Inc., Garner, Iowa. April 10--Livestock Sale, 1 p. m. Clear Lake Auction Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. April 11--Horse Sale, I. p. m. Clear Lake Horse Market, Clear Lake, Iowa. April TI--Uvrotock Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa. April li--Horse and Mule Auction, Marvel Sales Co., Webster City, Iowa, April IT--Horse and Cattle Sale. 11:30 a, m., W. J. Murphy Sales Corporation. Charles City, loxvn. MEETING SERIES HELD IN COUNTY Specialist in Livestock Feeding Gives Talk on Pig Rations. At a series of meetings held in Cerro Gordo county and at the farm of Jay E. Decker, south of town and the other at the Livestock Improvement association at Rock Falls. E L. Quaife, specialist in livestock feeding and management of Iowa State college, stated that feeding of the two week old pig often times determines the profit or loss in th Pig- He recommended a ration for the young pig which consisted of 5( pounds of cracked corn, 20 pounds hulled oats, 20 pounds tankage and five pounds of alfalfa meal. This mixture is a 2i per cent protein mixture that costs approximately $28 a ton. This should be kept before the pigs at all times. Alfalfa meal, al falfa leaves, or even alfalfa hay should be kept before the pigs at al times even though it is not included in the mixture and should be fed in a rack. Mixture Simple. Another mixture that would work out well which is simple, consists of 85 pounds hulled oats and 15 pounds alfalfa meal. Still another is 85 pounds hulled oats and 15 pounds middlings. These mixtures Mr Quaife suggested should be used until the pigs are 40 to 50 pounds in weight. A simple mineral mixture should be kept before all pigs at all times This consists largely of 39 parts bone meal, 39 parts limestone, 2( parts salt, 2 pounds iron oxide and 1-3 oz. potassium iodide. The feeding of simple minerals has resulted in decreasing- the coat of gain from 25 cents to T5 cents a 100 pounds The actual mineral cost ran from 5c to 15c a 100 pounds, or in most cases the saving resulting from feeding a simple mineral mixture was 3 to 10 times the cost of the mixture. Several years ago tests were made in which feeds were fed at differen rations, including corn and mineral corn and tankage; corn and skim milk; corn and soy beans; corn, oats and mineral. They had an opportunity to test good pastures versus poor pastures. They found a great deal of difference in the rate of gain between the good and the poor A good pasture with corn and minerals increased the gain .6 pound corn and tankage and a good pasture increased the gain .3 pound Some of the pastures were blue grass and some alfalfa. The early pasture and blue grass was excellent, however when the blue grass become dried up the gains decreased. Discussed Diseases. Dr. K. W. Stouder, specialist of Iowa State college, discussed livestock diseases. He mentioned anemia in pigs as one of the diseases that causes heavy loss in young pigs. Too anemia is usually caused by lack of copper in the milk or in the feed of the pig. This can be supplemented by putting a piece of sod or a pan of clean soil in the pen when the pigs are a week olc and then keep changing it often Other diseases discussed included Necrotic Enteritis, or Necra, which is the same to hogs as typhoid is to humans. The only remedy for that is sanitation and rations. There is no specific remedy for this, but prevention is essential. Dr. Stouder said this disease has been spread very rapidly as well as a more virulent type, through hogs that are handled through sales and sometimes passed from one farm to another infecting premises. He cautioned farmers about being- careful not to buy pigs that were thin and emaciated, especially jf they had the appearance of being sick. Second Generation Hybrid Seed Unfit for Corn Planting AMES--Do not plant second generation hybrid seed -with the expectation of getting the same results in yield that good certified hybrid seed corn will give. That is the timely warning to 'rowers of Jiybrid corn given today jy Joe L. Robinson, secretary of the Iowa Corn and Small Grain Growers' association, at Iowa State col- ege. Crops grown from seed harvested r rom the first crop of hybrid corn usually yield from 10 to 15 per cent ess corn an acre than crops obtained from the original hybrid seed, and any advantage in yield good hybrids can offer is nullified, Mr. Robinson explained. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE For Sale: Duroc brood sows, to farrow latter part of April. Axel Anderson, Route S. Custom Seed Corn testing, reasonable price. Richard Fullcr- fon, Kockford. PAKAI BUREAU OFFICERS Andrew Olson... .President Earl M, Dean. ,.TM Vice President. S. A. Mathre Secretary Shirley S. stanfleW Treasurer FARM BCREAC DIRECTORS Grant...... .Wayno WoUurd, Clear Lake Lincoln ..Bert H- Myhre, clear Lake Lime Creek......Leslie VanNote, Mason City KallH Paul H. Matzcn, Mason City Clear Lake John Perkins, Clear Lake Lake., Robert fi'urieigh, Clear Laue Mason Elgar Z. Height. .Mason City Portland R. A. Ludeman, Mason City Union Harry welkcr. Clear Lake Bath «. Cecil H. Avlae, Rockwell Owen John L. Curran, Mason City urtmes. Dale Smith, Thornton Pleasant Valley., ..Clarence Ulutn, Sivalcdale GenescD., , Frank Kirk, Rockwell Dougherty Barney Dougherty. Dougherty HOME rHOJgCT CHAIRMAN Grant Mrs. Kollin i-uscomb. Clear JUakc Lincoln Mrs. Hcrt H. Myhre. Clear Lake Llmo Creek. .Mrs. A. M. Matzen, Mason City Falls ..Mrs. Paul H. Matzen, Mason City Clear Lake.. .Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake Lake Mrs. Ben Skadeland, Clear Lake Mason... 4. .Mrs, Aaoi Anderson, Mason City Portlanci. ..Mr«, W. H. Davidson, Mason City Union...........Mrs. Hugh Strain, Ventura ait Vcruon. .Mrs. J. D. Richardson. C. Lake Bath Mrs. Cecil Avise, Rockwell Owen Mrs. John Curran. Mason City Grimes ilrs. Carl Floy, Thornton PL Valley. ...Mrs. Clarence Ulum.-Swaiedate Geneaeo.. Mra. Wil Brims, Sheffield Dougherty.Mrs. E. G. Dougherty, Dougherty County Home Project Chairman Mrs. 53. P. DeGraw, Mason City Chairman Boys' Club Committee Earl M. Dean, Mason City Chairman Girls' Club Committee Mra. Earl M, tJean Publicity committee K. 11. Hall. Mrs. R. Furielgh. Leigh Curran County Agent.... Marian E. Olson County Club Agent Jay Vendell'Oe Homo Demonstration Agent Marjorie A. Chollett Office Assistant Genevicve M. Smith Office. 213 Federal Bldg.. Mason City GARDEN VARIETY HELP TO MENUS Seeds to Determine What's on Family Table in Next 12 Months. Getting variety into the menu begins in. the garden, says Miss Marjorie A. Chollett, home demonstration agent. The seeds that go into the farm garden this spring and summer will largely determine what's on the family table during the next 12 months. Broccoli, Swiss chard, parsnips, celery and sweet peppers are delicious, nourishing vegetables. They grow in Iowa and should be in every farm garden, says Miss Cbollett. Chinese cabbage, salsify, endive, spinach and egg plant are other less commonly raised vegetables that will brighten up the routine of "old stndbys"--beans, peas, carrots and beets. Such a variety will make possible the use of two vegetables every day for a week without repetition. The vegetable garden should be a "three-in-one" affair," says Miss Chollett. There must be a garden for fresh spring and summer vegetables, a garden to put on the pantry shelves and one to store in the vegetable cellar. Canning or storing just those vegetables that are left over in the fall too often results in running out of tomatoes, beans or several other vegetables in the middle of the winter. There should be a garden budget for both canned and stored vegetables. Planting- a. variety of vegetables will insure adequate vitamins and minerals in the diet. Iron and copper are abundant in leafy vegetables and the darker the green, the more iron they contain ,says Miss Chollett. This applies also to color in root vegetables, she says. Co-reless carrots that are solid orange throughout contain more iron than those with a light yellow center. Asparagus ranks next to spinach and lettuce in iron content. All green leaves are good sources of vitamins A. B, and C. They must be raw to give full food value, however, because even short cooking destroys vitamin C content. Livestock Improvement Association Formed A livestock improvement association is being organized in the community of Rock Falls, in which Rufus Wilkinson is chairman. Other members of the board are Ben Emmert, M. R. Brim, Paul H. Matzen, Robert Armstrong and Martin Henricksen. - .ie object of this organization is n improve the quality of livestock in the community. At the meeting held recently. E. L. Quaire and Dr. K. W. Stouder of Iowa Stale col!'--- · spoke on diseases and management of livestock, 'ihvy * .. t feeding, breeding and management are essential if we are to improve the quality of livestock. That improvement of livestock must be oased upon a sound program that will develop animals that will' consume feed economicaly and produce Jie right type of cuts, taking both :he producer and the consumer into consideration. The board of directors of the :emporary organization is planning a series of programs to be conduct- id through the year on methods of livestock improvement. Confederate Officer 102 CALDWELL, Idaho, (UP)-- Cap- run John Bowman, a confederate army officer in in the Civil war, celebrated his one hundred second birthday here recenltly. He moved .o Idaho shortly after the war and ow lives among five generations " his family. MANY CONCERNED OVER SEED CORN SITUATION HERE Poor Germination Quality Evident in Large Amount of Crop. Not for years has there been so much concern over the seed corn situation. ' · Former County Agent Mullens, of Butler county, is testing- seed corn as a business and he states that "Out of 3.000 bushels of seed corn given an ear test, the average was less than 50 per cent germination." The Hormel company of Austin is interested in seed corn because a good com crop will mean more pork and they are urging ear tests. They say: "Our information is that the majority of farmers have enough good seed com if they will do the extra work required this year to test sufficient ears. The poorer the percentage of germination, the longer they must work to find enough good seed com for the bushel an acre that is required. But if tests show that a farmer hasn't enough good seed corn, he must bestir himself to get some, and that, we understand, isn't easy." A fanner in Portland township, who religiously saves his seed corn early in the fall and keeps it in the house, says that he went to his crib and selected a sample of good looking ears and gave it the identical test that he was giving big fall selected corn with the result tihat the crib com gave a 15 per cent test and his early selected com gave 100 per cent test. P U L S E OF THE FARM By FARM EDITOR. April is the planting month trees, shrubs and flowers. As one rides through the country today one is continually reminded that the gropes planted by our fathers and grandfathers are gone. The ragged remains of most of them are becoming firewood. They have servec their day. In the early days the county and state encouraged tree planting by allowing some exemption of taxes for every acre of timber planted op to a specified amount on any forty acre tract. In 1872, J. Sterling Morton, then governor of Nebraska, inaugurated Arbor Day, which, by setting a time for the work to be done, did much for the planting of shelter belts on farms and for trees for ornament. There is need for a revival of the observance of Arbor Day especially aound country school houses, many of which are like the one in Whittier's poem: "Still sits the schoolhouse by the road, A ragged beggar sunning; And yet, nothing advertises a neighborhood so much as the school house and its setting, the rural church and the county graveyard. It is noteworthy, that children take better care of beautiful things than those which are common and ordinary. If the school as a body, plants trees or a flower bed, or a clump of shrubs, they -will care for them and will resent any damage to them. More than 30 years ago a school district in this county had a community cleanup day at the school house and the evergreen trees planted then are now being enjoyed by the grandchildren. No one ever mutilated them. Observe Arbor Day in some way. Health Hues. The latest fad is the alleged effect of color on health. Certainly the blues developed by the size of the doctor's bill won't help.--Louisville Courier-Journal. WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 Sixth S. W. We are now ready to Buy Wool. Call or see us before selling. S. B.MYRICKSON 415 Twelfth Street Southeast Phone 962 Mason City "IT S E E M S TO ME" A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views of Representative North Iowa Farmers and Farm Wives on Important Economic and Governmental Questions of the Day By MR. AND MKS. FRANK KMMJKRT Are we on the way to better times? If so, what is the principal cause? Temporarily we are. There are several factors, the drought of 1934, the farm program, and the buying power of various people under gov- irnment aid has been a contributing factor to the so called better times. In your recent hog sale was there anv evidence 01 it? Yes. there were many unmistakable evidences of the buying power of the farm people. One of the noticeable changes over the past four years was the number of checks received in settlement denoting that the fanners have checking accounts and have more confidence in the banking system. Are farmers going to take hold of this soil conservation plan as freely as hey did the AAA" There is too little known about the working details of this plan, however, if this land is not classified as to productivity the sections^, of the country that are less suitable for growing abundant crops would fare much better than the better soils, and if built up would contribute very little to the nation's future wealth. Ought not a good farmer to do all (he plan is asking'farmers to do, from self interest instead ol for pay ? Yes he should be interested enough for his own good that he would leave the farm when passed on in better condition than when he began the operation of it. paying anyone to do their duty is a dangerous procedure because it destroys the initiative and rather than support themselves they would be looking for government aid. Will we ever get back to the rugged individualism that our fathers practiced ? We believe in rugged individualism. What is everybody's business is nobody's business. Take away the initiative to do for self and you destroy progress, economy, thrift and efficiency. But whenever individualism infringes upon society it should be regulated by law. Half the fanners here are renters. Do we need a form or lease that will conserve fertility and reward renters who leave farms better than they found them? There should be more co-operation between the tenant and landlord. It is going to take considerable education on both sides to see the benefits derived from this plan of conservation. It is equally as important that there be a good landlord as well as a good tenant. A good tenant will be rewarded if given a term of years. Do you favor the Tomisend plan ? Would compulsory spending of .$200 a month start a price inflation? What effect would the plan have on the thrift habits of young people? The Townsend plan is sort of a chain letter illusion. To get something for nothing is not in accordance with the economic law. It would start one of the wildest inflations and the greatest profiteering rackets ever perpetrated on this continent. It would not only start a spending spree with, the aged but with the middle aged and youth as Plants, Batteries and Parts Central Auto Electric Co. Next to Flro Station 25 First St. S. W. Phone 494 FRANK AND BEN EMMERT The Enimcrt brothers are Poland China hog breeders, well known all over northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. Their farmstead is one of the best in the vicinity of Mason City. They own and operate a 240 acre farm two miles east of town, are an asset to their community and are old time residents of Portland township. OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. We Pay Phono calls Pbonc 109B Highest Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL See Quotation Market Page Investigate Koto-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 well because they would feel under no obligation to provide for their old age. What can you suggest for the betterment of country life ? More equitable proportion of the national income. Many of the early planted groves are dead. If you were planting a grove what trees would you use and how would you plant them? I would use a spruce grove not closer than 20 feet together, with a row of Chinese elms to the south of them. They are rapid growers and would protect the pines from the hot winds. What is your opinion of the effect of that plan to plant a strip of trees 1,000 miles long from Texsis to Canada? Will it make any differ- cnce to rainfall or wind power? It is rather amusing to think that men who are supposed to know better could conceive that such a shelter belt, if it would grow, would be of any benefit to any territory beyond half a mile distance. The area covered by this shelter would be of such negligible proportions that it would have no effect on rainfall "or wind .power. Training School for Lincoln Township Heli A training school for Lincoln township local leaders on "Aids to the Consumer in Buying and Preparation of Sea Foods," was presented by Miss -Marjorie Chollett. extension specialist from Iowa State college, at the home of Mrs. Marion Hall, siv local leaders attending Miss Chollett emphasized the value of fish in the diet and many appetizing ways of preparing them was demonstrated by a lunch served at 12 o'clock. The menu was, appetizers, using various kinds of fiSh, salmon or mackerel bichamel, mash- USED MACHINERY 1--I. H. C. F-20 Tractor, like new. 2--I. H. C. 10-20 Tractors. 1_J. D. Model "D" Tractor. 2--Oil Pull Tractors, priced right. 2--Fordson Tractors. 4--DeLaval Separators. 2--J. D. "GP" Tractors. Good condition. Several Used Gas Engines, cheap. Several Good Disk Harrows. Horse drawn. Several g o o d Corn Planters. Several good Horses. Cerro Gordo Implement Co. Phone 444 115 Eighth St. S. E. We have gopher seed oats all cleaned up and ready to sow. It is best early oats there is. Contains no barley; also late oats with very little wheat. Give us your order. CLEAR LAKE GRAIN CO. Clear Lake, Iowa Phone 23 d potatoes, fruit ajid cabbage salad, bread and butter, marshmallow fruit mdding, salted wafers and coffee. Follow up meetings will be conducted by local leaders. This is the ast lesson this year. A meeting for achievement day will be held at the home of Mrs. Bert Mylne, May 4. 350 Times More Soil Loss When Row Follows Slope, Planting Shows A sloping plot of ground nea.r :thaca, N. Y., planted last summer .o potatoes in rows up and down lill, lost 650 times as much soil and L4 times as much water from July 7 to Nov. 15 as two adjoining plots Wanted to potatoes, oats, and clover n strips across the slope. The three- plots--at the Amot erosion experi- nent station at the Soil Conservation Service--were each. 21 feet wide and 311 feet long. with, a slope of 7 per cent on the Upper haif and 14 per :ent on the lower. The plot planted up and down the slope lost almost 14 tong of soil an acre and nearly 14 per cent of 18 inches of rainfall. The two strip riots each lost only 43 pounds of soil an acre. The run-off was 1.1 per cent on one plot and only 0.35 per cent on the other. The Arnot station, first In the northeast, has comlpeted its first year of operation. HORSES BRING TOP PRICE M. C. Bittermaji and Son, Port,and township, have sold four mares to B. H. Bell of Ephain, N. J. All were with foal and two were 2 years old, one 5 year old and one 6 years. The price approximated $1,500. They were shipped last Tuesday 'and were due to arrive April 2. There is no fool like an old one-because he has had more time to practice. -- Kooks County, Kans., Record. GOOD SEED CORN LACK MAIN FARM PROBLEM IN IOWA Winter Wheat, Grasses and Pastures Reported in Good Condition. DES MOINES, (.TO--A lack of good seed com is seen by the federal department of agriculture as Iowa's most serious immediate agricultural problem. The weekly weather and cro| report issued Wednesday pointed out that even corn that was fairly dry when gathered has deteriorated in germination unless unusual precautions were taken for its protection during the .severe winter. "Almost none of the wet corn of the south central and southeast counties will grow and there the main dependence will be on old seed," Director Charles D. Reed of the weather and crop bureau reported. "For the state as a whole seed corn will probably not average to germinate 5 per cent strong." Winter wheat, grasses, pastures, alfalfa were in good condition before the recent severe weather and are not believed to be damagd seriously except possibly in the case of clover in southern counties, Reed said. Frost returned to the grouiui early this month and the soil still is frozen several inches deep in most of the state, he reported. Oats and barley seeded near the close of March and in the first few days of April "lie uncovered except, by snow and ungerminated but probably uninjured." USED TRUCKS can be purchased on a monthly payment plan. Bring us your hauling problems and let us show you where you can profit by a purchase of a good and reliable Used Truck. Calling on us does not obligate you but we have a good assortment of used trucks, giving you an opportunity to select from present stock on hand. COME IN AND SEE US FIRST INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO. 23 Sixth Street S. E. Mason City 24-HOUR SERVICE Phone 20 ATTENTION FARMERS YOU CAN SAVE ON THESE GUARANTEED FARM VALUES HUDSON DUO-SERVICE CHIK FEEDERS and 75c Can be used for buttermilk, medicine, ·water and feeds The Famous . . . TA-PAT-CO SWEAT PADS 21 Inch, 22 Inch, 23 Inch, each 49c Next Time You're In Be Sure to See Boyt Air-Cushion NECK PADS Priced at _..... BOYT Air-Cushion COLLAR Will Prevent and Cure Sore Shoulders farmer* n-hct havp OSPQ* thp new Boyt Collars say tht'y are the (trrnt^st impm^c- nipnt In cellar v»n*fnirtlfin /-vcr Invented. Tlify fcivp thf horsp's neck In R«*xl condition, am! make your wmrk anlmnli tlvc thrir very first. COMPLETE LINE OF FARMER'S NEEDS J

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