The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 26
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January 9, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 26

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The behavior ol land values now is very, similar to what it wjs in the last boom, according to Claude R. Wickard, secretary of agriculture. Since this war started farm", values for the United States as a whole have risen at almost exactly the same rate as they did during the last boom period. Values now stand at almost two-fifths above the M a s o n C i t y G l o b e - G a z e t t e average immediately before this war. Do -not relax in the fight against hog cholera, U. S. department of. agriculture workers urge. Continue to vaccinate. There is a good demand now for walnut timber, says G. B. MacDonald, forestry head at Iowa State college. Makers of Green Top MINERALIZED TANKAGE Order Green Top Tankage Froni MASON CITY RENDERING CO. Care Needed in Preparing Testing Seed There's a "right" way to sample grain and prepare samples for mailing to the Iowa State college seed laboratory at Ames. Following instructions for preparing the samples will speed up service, R. H. Porter, head of the laboratory, informs Marion E. Olson, Cerro GorcJo county extension director. Here's the "how to do it" as outlined by Porter: First of all, it's important that samples for testing be representatives" of the .'entire lot of seed. Where grain is stored a bags, sample several o£ them.-If there are not more than 10 bags, sample each. Where there are more, sample at least every, fifth or tenth bag. Thoroughly, mix and stir the ALL THE TIME IN '45 . . . . DEPEND ON PENNEYS REDUCED COATS Ladies' Winter C o a t s -Drastic Reductions. Tailored and fitted styles. All colors and sizes. $10 $15 $23 MEN'S SHIRTS Blue cotton poplin shirts. Washable. All sizes. 139 REDUCED PURSES Leather and fabrics. All colors. Talon fasteners, boxed styles, draw strings and pouches. 5.00 Federal Tax Included LOVELY PAJAMAS Floral designs. Biue and pinks. Washable. Bayons. All sizes. 3.98 WOOLENS 54 in. wide. Suitable for suits, skirts, slacks and dresses. Yard 249 ALL WOOL BLANKETS 100% wool Blankets. Rich colors. 9.90 BOYS' JIMMIES Fine cotton twills, cotton gabardines. Solid colors. 98c-1.98 CHENILLE SPREADS AH over patterns. Solid colors. White chenille. Large sizes. 18.50 NEW DICKIES Lovely S p r i n g colors -Whites also. Round and V-neck. 1.98 FANCY PILLOWS Floral designs. Blue, rose, tan, green. Now 98c MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS New Sport Shirts. Gay colors -- Plaids and Stripes and Checks. 1.98 MEN'S SHORTS Fine broadcloth Shorts Stripes and figured. GIRLS' PANTIES Girls" white cotton panties. Buttons on the side. 25c LADIES' SHOES REDUCED Non-Ration S h o e s Straps, Ties, Pumps. Now Only 2.77 MEN'S GARTERS All Elastic -- All Colors. MEN'S MACKINAWS 100% Wool C o n t e n t -Plaids. Now's the time to buy. Only 8.90 WATCH FOR THURS. AD! bulk sample obtained by the several smaller samples. Then subdivide it until a representative sample of the proper size is obtained. These amounts are preferred: . Timothy. _ blueffrass, clovers, alfalfa and other seeds at similar size--\ ounces. Flax; rape, sudaii grass, sorghum, bromerass and others similar in size--8 ounces. Corn, small grains, garden beans, peas . and soybeans -- 1 pound. Vegetable crop seeds for ger. minalion tests -- at 1 e a B t 4W seeds. · . . · · · · · Mail seeds in cloth bags, tin boxes, . or heavy paper seed packets. Don't use regular letter envelopes. They break and the seed is-lost. - If " more than one sample is sent," wrap the samples firmly together: Inclose a packing slip that lists the sample. Label each sample' package with a number corresponding to its number on the packing slip. Inquiries concerning samples sent iri previously should state whether the sample was submitted in an individual's name or that of an organization.- ·Testing fee is 50 cents for each seed sample. If rush service is desired in the. busy season--November to April--an extra charge o£ 25 cents is made. Potash fertilizer will be more plentiful for 1945. TIRES LOANED while we recap or repair your tires · Onr factory-method recapping by trained men -adds thousands of miles to the life of tires. Repairing of bruises and cuts is another mile-addine specialty of ours. And while we're recapping or repairing:, we'll lend yon tires. If you're eligible for new tires, we fill out and handle your application. And when you get the "okay" we have B. F. Goodrich all-synthetic S i 1 v e r t o w n s in stock for yon. Recently reduced prices save yon J1.06 in the 6.00-16 size. Easy Terms. NOW IN STOCK B.E Goodrich SILVERTOWNS 119 North Federal -- Phone 3500 AlJtfMiBkirf! Corn Borer Population on Increase Iowa European corn borer population continued .to increase in 1944, the corn borer survey completed . Oct 15, -indicates! Carl J. Drake, state entomologist, reports that at the present tune, 88 of the 100 counties are known to be infested. Of these 40 eastern Iowa counties were surveyed in October. The survey showed that for the 3rd fall in succession the average corn borer infestation ·in each infested county increased from 100 to 1,000 per cent over the-preceding year. Jackson, Clinton and Scott counties had -the smallest increase--about 100 per cent- bat these counties' still had better than a. SO per cent stalk infestation. Damage to sweet corn and field corn was considerable in some cases. Some early market sweet corn was severely attacked. Managers of corn canning plants report that in a few cases canning corn losses were as high as 20 to 30 per cent. In general, field corn damage was low, ranging from no damage to as high as 50 per cent loss from stalk breakage, dropped ears, chaffy corn and poor pollination. Last spring was not favorable to corn borers because of the lateness of the season Thus earliest moths of the first generation were unable to find favorable corn on which to lay eggs This meant that the first generation of borers was responsible for the tremendous increase in infestation later in the- summer. The rapid spread of the corn borer and the continued increase in numbers of this pest make it necessary for every farmer in.eastern Iowa to carry out as many of the recommended control measures as possible, Drake emphasizes. These include (I) The destruction ol all corn stalks by May 15 by deep clean plowing; (2) the compression of corn planting into the middle of the most favorable planting time; (3) · and the use of corn varieties known to be adapted to the community. · 'The wide adoption of these recommendations will help to~ reduce the corn borer population and will tend to discourage the rapid buildup we have seen since 1942," Drake concludes. In 1943, the United States department of agriculture estimated that European corn borers caused more than $600,000 damage. The 1844 damage estimates have not been compiled as yet, but the loss this year will be several times' greater than 1943. FROM TEEPLE HATCHERY Seven years of continuous upbreeding for higher production, early maturity, and liability. Ghostley strain of forge type, northern produced While Leghorns. Holtxapple White Rocks for high livobility, rapid growth, thrifty feed consumption, and top production. Austra-Whites, a cross between the large type White Leghorns and Auitralorp, for faster growth, increased vitality, and good egg production. PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW! TEEPLE HATCHERY Nora Springs, Iowa

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