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MARCH 18 mm 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 15 NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS lK BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PIGKFORD | BETTER SCHOOLS BETTER SOCIAL LIFE tloj sec; |: thi NIGHT SCHOOL AT PLYMOUTH ENDS Some Members Drive 10 Miles to Attend Classes on Farm Management. The night school for farmers, which has been held this winter at the Plymouth consolidated school, closed with a picnic supper with the men's families as guests. Some of the members have come a distance of ten miles to attend the meetings. ' It was conducted by Prof. W. O. Woodman and the general subject was farm management. There were 56 members enrolled and the average attendance was 30. Six members attended all of the ten meetings and they were given diplomas Some of the speakers were Dr. Price of Algona, on swine sanitation. J. J. Wallace on farm records and E. R. Hall on co-operative stock selling. After each meeting there was a game of volley ball and enough interest was developed so that members of the class are to meet once a week for games until spring work interferes. RAY R. BOGARDUS Drainage Engineer and Surveyor Mason City, Iowa. WE SMOKE MEATS WANTED! LIVESTOCK G. GRUPP'S PACKING HOUSE Home-Blade Bologna ' Phone 23 401 So. Federal Wool Growers to Meet. CHARLES CITY, March 18.-Harold Anway, county agent has called a meeting of all wool growers in Floyd county for Saturday at the Y. M. C. A. rooms in Charles City. He expects to have some information of interest to every wool grower. The meeting is called for 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Plans for marketing wool will be considered. Farmers Hold Meeting. GORDONS VILLE M i n n . -- A meeting of farmers at the bank Monday evening resulted in an order for two carloads (Of commercial fertilizer. THE RIGHT FEED for FAST GROWING /^^^^^ EARLY MATURING LIVELY--STURDY CHICKS 'MOR-GAIN MOR-GAIN ALL MASH CHICK RATION Priced Right Made Right Manufactured by DISTRIBUTING CO. Inc. 436 2nd St. N. E. Phone 361-362 MASON CITY, IOWA FERTILIZER TEST IS REPORTED BY CONTEST WINNER Ordinary Plot of Ground Is Selected by Rockwell Club Boy. By MBLVIN R. CLARK .The ground which I selected for my soil test was just an ordinary piece of ground with a medium soil and never had any lime or clover put on it, but it was manured quite often and for the past several years has raised corn, oats or harley in rotation. After selecting my ground it ,was measured Â· into three parts and about May 1 it was disced. In a few days I put about 40 pounds of commercial fertilizer on one third of it, 40 .pounds of phosphate on anpthei third and the other third was a check plot. It was disced and dragged again before being planted on May 11. It was up in 10 days. When about three inches tall it was plowed and once a week for the next three weeks. It required a good half day for the plowing of this patch.- By July 4 this plot averaged about 26 inches tall. Up until this time there was not much difference in the corn. It started to tassel about July 15. By this time the two fertilizer plots seemed to be ahead of the check plot. Checks Stand Dry Weather. My check plot stood the drouth the best of any of the plots, it had not all died yet, when we began to get rains in the fall. The ears were about two and one half feet from the ground. Very few ears were on the ground on any of the plots". The stalk was of medium quality altho the fertilized plots hail a little larger stalk. Most of this corn was marketable. The ears averaged 16 rows to an car. Kernels were smooth, not much space between the rows, kernel^ broad, and a, medium sized ear Some of this corn seemed to be starchy and flinty due partly to the dry weather. It would take 155 to 160 ears of this corn to make 100 pounds. I' was harvested Oct. 13. After tlii picking' I got the following result= as to nubbins, smutty ears,, barren stalks of corn and yield per acre: Check Plios- Com Plot phate Fcrt Smut / . I 1 1 Nubbins 32 33 42 Barren stalks .15 11 12 . Yield per acre 15 per cent moisture 42;32 43.86 42.7 Has Big Ears. After the picking.was done I de CLOSING OUT SALE March 24 at 12:00--Free Lunch at 11 Five miles south of Clear Lake on Thornton highway No. 107 and one-half mile west. 3 HEAD OF HORSES 3--2 MULES 2 5 --BROOD SOWS -- S A full line of farm machinery and many other articles H. A. JACKSON SON Ora Bayless, Auctioneer Palmeter, Cerro Gordo State Bank, Clerk A U C T I O N at the FAIR GROUNDS MASON CITY Friday, March feO at I1:OO A. M, 22--HEAD OF HORSES--22 A good bunch of useful farm horses from your neighbors. A very good bunch of feed pigs and hrnnd sows. 30--HEAD OF CATTLE--30 All very good, young cnttle, weighing from 500 to 800. One pure bred Guernsey Bull, two years old. A full line of farm machinery including some near new beet tools. A few seta of harness--Fifteen horse collars This will be our last constjrnment sale this season, so will be glad to see all my friends there. Bring In anything in the livestock or farm machinery line and please do not forget to report listing at tho grounds on Friday aa we must have record of same. ' TERMS CASH ORA BAYLESS--Auctioneer and Manager FERTILIZER GIVES RESULTS While superphosphate' alone is the fertilizer of most general usefulness for potatoes, a complete fertilizer on land which has been heavily cropped sometimes gives best results. In the picture, the upper row raised on ground treated with superphosphate represents a yield of 157 bushels an acre and the lower row 171 bushels from soil treated with complete fertilizer. The check row yielded only 110 bushels nn ar.rv, according to C. L. Fitch, specialist in vegetables. cided that the check was the best ecause it was not near as chaffy as the other plots, had a little big- er ear and better kernels than the other plots. I think the reason the fertilized lots were not as good as the check Iot was because the fertilizer made he corn do better and it got farther ahead and when those dry winds came they burned it right up. Altho it did not help the corn this year, I still think that one year with another the fertilizer does help he corn considerably. PULSE of the FARM owa Coal Miners and Operators Draft Scale DES MOINES, March 18. UP-Representatives of Iowa coal miners nd mine owners mot here today to egin drafting a new wage scale igreement to replace the present met when it expires March ai. teaves Country for Good. SAN FRANCISCO, March IS UP)_M. W. Walsh, 33, a confessed arsonist, solved his difficulties nice y by- agreeing to leave this coun :ry forever if prosecution of charge against him were dropped. Author! ies agreed whereupon Walsh bough a ticket for China. The signs of an early spring are increasing--not robins or dandelions, but, just west of Burchinal there was a man in the field disc- ing sod, and the county road men are rolling up the snow fence and putting it away after a winter When it was of no use, and a mar on a grader was skinning the sod of the edge of a dirt road and another one was grading the private road to his farmstead. All these, before St. Patrick's day, are sure signs that the spring is likely to be early. OUR GRANDFATHERS HAD THEIR TROUBLES TOO Forty years ago the editor oÂ£ the Waukon Standard looking over into Howard county made this comment. "The last Cresco Times contained four and one-half columns of sheriff's sales and two and one-half columns of original notices, being seven solid columns of legal advertisements, -about as much or more than an Allamakee paper gets in a whole year. Wheat raising did it." Which meant that the farmers in the hills of Allamakee had already discovered that dairying waa safer than wheat growing. WHERE IS THAT LADDER? Three fires out in the country during the past few days could have been put out and the buildings saved if there had been a way to get on to the roof when the fire was discovered. This is excuse enough for this column to urge farmers to have a ladder handy and never to lend i to a neighbor. The writer bought an old stee windmill ladder for $2.75 am bolted it on to his house and up th roof to the chimney as a precaution It had to wait 23 years befora i was used for the purpose for which it was intended. Meanwhile it mad a good trellis for' a vine and i saved the house! FOR SALE Hereford Bulls AH serviceable age. 3 miles east of Chaiiin. L. M. CROM Hampton, Iowa 1931 INCOME TAX PAYMENTS SLOW irst Day's Report Not Thot Indicative of Future Trend. WASHINGTON, March 18. (/T-he first clay's collections of income ax on the 1930 income dropped 5,000,000 as compared to the first ay of a year ago. The tax report Monday, March 16, was $13,100,62, as compared to 518,148,963 last ear on March 15. The decrease, however, was not ccepted by treasury officials as in- icattve of the general trend tha ollections will take. The amount overed only that portion oÂ£ in- ome tax for which checks had been .eposited before 10 o'clock Monlay morning. Monday t payments brot the in- ome tax collections for the month o ?58,124,904.85 as compared with 67,507,962 for the same period last 'ear. For the fiscal year, the col- ections have totaled $1,229,555,920 is compared with $1,320,142,103 in he 1930 fiscal year. At the close of business on March 6, the treasury had a deficit of i437,515,713, having collected $2,^06,362,119 and having spent $2,343,877,832. Customs collections for the pres' ent fiscal year also have dropped :o $274,331,039 as compared with ;401,315,168 in the same period of ast year. Forest Fire loll Down. SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 18 (UP)--California state ' foresters were lucky this year in fire prevention it was disclosed when an annual report showed damage in state protected areas totalling 5437,829 as compared with $996,234 in 1929 Good Farm $35 Acre Conditions force me to sell my 360 acre farm. It's well improved; good average house and barn; fair granary and corn crib; new modern chicken house, all well fenced; IVi miles from town on county gravel road; 2 miles from Iowa line; rich productive soil; lays fine; no trade considered; must have 50% cash; an exceptional bargaiuj should be inspected at once. Write Mr. E. C. M., Box 385 Austin, Minrr. Vlinnesotan States Edict for Curves Is Boon to Health ST. PAUL, March 18. diet from world style centers that jirls should possess a curved rather nan slat-like figure is a boon to ublit; health, according to Dr. E. i.. Meyerdlng of St. Paul.'executive ecretary of the Minnesota Public Health association. The announcement that curves re definitely in is causing a revo- ution in eating habits among teen gers and their older sisters that is ighly pleasing- to health authori- ies, Dr. Meyerding said. Dieting fans the past four years iave greatly increased the hold of uberculosis, with statistics showing wice as many deaths among; teen age girls as boys, he declared. "New styles probably , have a lealth basis, for many recent breakdowns of movie stars have made a change in habits imperative. This means an end to the 18 day diet, no breakfast or other fads, which iave worked such havoc on the health of young girls." It will aid us in cutting down the high tuberculosis death rate in the teen age. 1 ' Over 100 Bushels Per Acre in 1926 and 1930 In Cerro Gordo County five acre yield contest. Was produced from Schumacher's Yellow Dent Corn. Has been among the high varieties in state yield plot during past two years. Artificially dried. Priced reasonable. R. G. SCHUMACHER Phone fiH Thornton, In. BABY CHICKS and Custom Hatching PHONE 1339 Peerless Hatchery 404 S. Federal Mason City W.J. Murphy Livestock anfl Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange for Your Spring Sale Date Now. Fhono 1977 Mason City, Iowa Baby Chicks Custom Hatching Simplex and Newton Brooders Vitaline Starter Peerless Hatchery PHONE 1339 404 S. Fed. Mason City Use the Want Ads. ELECTRIC MOTOR WORRIES can be eliminated by calling us when you are in trouble. We maintain an exclusive electric motor repair shop with modern machinery and expert workmen. Just give us a ring, we'll do the rest. New and used motors bought and sold. ZACK ELECTRIC 306 Second S. W. BROS. COMPANY Phone 977 Our Fourth Annual SPRING OPENING SALE Saturday, March 21 At 1:00 P. M. at Our Yards Wool Growers Meeting to .be Held Saturday A meeting has been called by the i coun'v agent of all wool growers In ! Floyd county at 2 o'clock Saturday ! after oon in the Y. M. C. A. at 1 Chnvl;s City. Plans for marketing of v.'ar.l will be considered as well as a check up on results procured fropi pooling in 1930. The county i age"*, expects to fiave some infor- ; mat:TM of interest to every wool grow-::- in the county who is pres T ent. It is not definitely decided whnther a representative of tlw state association can be present Saturday but if possible, such arrangements will be made. Â· Unbuckled Shoes Blamed. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 18. (UP)--Mrs. Louise Margosian, 22, applied for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty because she explained, her husband slapped her face when she wore her overshoes unbuckled. University Gives Easter Holidays. Â· IOWA CITY, March 18.--An Easter recess of five days will be given to University of Iowa students next month, administration authorities announced. The holiday period will begin April 1 at 6 p. m., and will continue until April 7 at 8 a. m. j World's Most Wonderful Plant! John Deere line of farm machinery and plenty of used machinery and livestock. You may bring any article to this sale that you wish to sell. There will be no sales charged if the proceeds are used to pay on account or applied on the purchase of other articles. Cerro Gordo Farmers Co. I'hono 270 500 3rd N. E. Milk, flour, salad dressing, lubricating and illuminating oil, glycerine, paint, varnish, celluloid, printing ink, soap, waterproof, explosives, linoleum, rubber, coffee and margarine can be made from the bean of this plant. Watch for Its Name in DID YOU KNOW? The Illustrated Question Box By ARTIST R. J. SCOTT Beginning- Monday, March 23 in the GLOBE-GAZETTE LOANS TO FARMERS on Personal Property At this season of the- year, farmers frequently find themselves in need of MONEY. To Buy Farm Machinery-To Pay Rent- To Buy Feed- To Take Advantage of Bargains at Farm Sales-To Buy Brood Sows-- and to use to an advnntngn for numerous othec worthy purposes. We are organized to meet this need and invite farmers needing financial service to call at bur office or write and let us explain our special loan service for farmers. Our employes are always friendly and are experienced in handling farmers' problems. They are always pleased to discuss them in confidence with you. C, L Pine Loan Co, OF MASON CITY 2nd Floor Weir BMpr. Phone 33-i Entrance on 5 West Stntc St.