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February 18, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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Frtdar. Feb. 18, 1144 5 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SOIL PROGRAM IS PROPOSED Would Employ 200,000 Men 2 Years After War ' Des Monies, (fP)-li. H. Bennett, chiel of the agriculture department's soil conservation service, proposed Friday a post-war soil conservation program he said would employ as many as 200,000 men for at least 2 years after the war. Bennett, in an address prepared for delivery before the 7t) national farm institute, said the workers could be either men def mobilized from the armed forces ; or released from war industries. ' The conservation chief was the ' first speaker on a 2-day program |i' at which agricultural experts and I leaders of farm groups were to j 1 discuss problems and opportunities [i of farmers. Nearly 1,000 persons i were expected to attend the major if sessions. Another speaker.at the openin_ session was Oscar Heline of Marcus, president o£ the Farmers '.Grain Dealers Association of Iowa ,''wiio told the institute "we musl ^ascertain that the world in the ipost-war period will be as nearly '·adequately fed as is co-operative's ly possible.". · Bennett proposed putting 100,- '·' 000 men to work within 6 to 8 ' months after the war "to improve the productive efficiency o: American agriculture, and at the same time to protect, maintain anc .': perpetuate the nation's No. 1 na['. tural resource -- its productive soil." He declared the number of men who could be employed on '-. such work was limited "mainly bj the availability of proficient conservation technicians to guide and supervise the work." He estimated 3,000 new technicians could be trained the firs year and those experts, together with the present technical staf of the soil conservation service "would be able to utilize efficiently the labor-power of at leas 500,000 man-years during the firs 3 or 4 post-war years. "For at least 2 of these 3 to 4 years, it is believed that as many I. as ,200,000 men a year could bi ' efficiently employed." Bennett proposed that such a program include drainage of we farm lands, planting of sleep erod' ing lands with trees, shrubs, vines I' legumes and grasses; developmcn of farm water resources, construe tion ol stock water reservoirs |; flood control work, limestone fo: ,use on acid land, and varioui means designed to preserve lane and return worn-out ground to a productive basis. Bazel Thomas Takes Part in Rural Education Conference I lowan Strikes Wife With Hatchet as She [: Stands at Telephone Fleasantviile, (iP) -- M a r i o n county Deputy Sheriff Harrj Thompson said Friday Bert Rich ards, 74, struck his wife over the head 4 or 5 times with a hatche as she stood at a telephone Thurs ,day night. ;' Richards then .slashed his own throat with a razor, Thompson re ported. Mr. and Mrs. Richard were still alive Friday, bu Thompson said Mrs. Richards condition was critical and she wa not expected to live. They wer in ,a hospital here. The officers said no motive hat been uncovered for the act. H added that Richards, forme county supervisor, had been in poor health. Thompson said that as Richard struck at his wife, she pulled th telephone receiver from the hook and screamed. The operator hearc her scream, called the Richards son, -Thomas, who w e n t , to th house from his own home nearby fi A new manufacturing trick |; saves a fifth of a mile of arc weld ing, on each gear case for cargi ships. Fiery Itching Skin? Stop Scratching! Try This For'Quick Ease and Comfort Here is a clean, powerful, pcnctratin oil now dispensed by pharmacists every where at trifling cost that brings speed relict from itching and torture ol ex lemally caused skin troubles. ., "pone's Emerald Oil soothes th ilcmng and torture, helps promote mor rapid healing. Get Moone's Emerald Oi at any drug store. Money back it no completely satisfied. OSCO DRUG CO. Speakers Point to ' Rural Schools as Being Most Important That rural education'is more mporlant to the nation than city ducation because the people that yill control tbis nation 3 genera- ions hence are now living on arms, was brought out in an address by Doctor Floyd Heevcs, Jniverslty ot Chicago, at the lieat Lakes Mid-west conlerence m rural education, according to Vliss Habel V. Thomas, Cerro jordo county superintendent of ichools who returned Thursday !rom the 3 day session in Chicago. Miss Thomas as 'a member of a anel discussion group talked on he topics, "Improvement ot Instruction,' 1 "Training of Teachers n Service" and "Improving Office Efficiency." She brought out that the testing program could be improved by yearly standard tests, evaluation, profile work and remedial work. She discussed the library serv- ce, supplementary texts, addi- jonal teachers institutes and county meetings and better equipment such as files, maps, globes and encyclopedia lor every teacher, as well as permanent cumulative record cards for the pupils. The Great Lakes conference on rural education is partly sponsored by the rural department of [he national education association. There are no officers in the organization but the programs are planned by a central planning committee consisting of a representative from each of the 5 states Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. Miss Thomas was honored by being named a member of this committee of 5 to plan next year's program. Doctor Malcolm Price, Iowa State Teachers college, told the conference that the inherent qualities of rural recreation and culture must be preserved. Doctor Price sajd that the school coulc not undertake to do all, that the home and -church should take some of the responsibility. There must be a modern approach to some of. the old problems, he hac said. In an address on the "Contribu lion of Rural Life to National Wei Beinp" Dr. Howard A. Dawson director of rural education of the national educational association Washington, D. C., set forth lha wealth and well being' can onb he increased as human resources are developed and that economic progress is impossible withou education. Discussing taxation lor schools Doctor E. T. Peterson, dean ol the college of education. University o Iowa, emphasized the important of the federal government as a tax collecting agency in getting those taxss on certain properties tha can only be reached by the federa government, such as large cor- poratioristhat function in severs slates, and re-channeling t h e m back to local government. The question of water conservation and soil fertility-as of the utmost important to health problems facing the United Slates \va brought out by a Doctor Rice from Illinois who said that though, Jo. example, great quantities of corn are being produced to the acre qualities such as phosphate anc potash, are lacking. The mineral have ben carried with the top soil to Ihe rivers, he said. THE SAFEST AND BEST INVESTMENT BUrWARBONDS WATCHES DIAMONDS , 12 EAST STATE Collasch-Roelfsema Nuptials Are Held Bancroft -- Miss Viola Roelf- ;ema, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fohn Roelfsema of Lakota, became the bride of Robert Kolasch, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Collasch, 'Feb. 16 at the Sacred ieart church in Ledyard. The lev, E. S. Maynard performed ' he ceremony. The. couple was attended by Vlahel Hoelfsema, sister- of the bride, and Edgar Kollasch, brother of the bridegroom. --o-Emmetsburg Court Judge Will Not File Emmetsburr, W)--District Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg has announced he will not be a candidate for re-election. He has served since 1923. Judge Davidson was appointed by the governor of Iowa to re place Judge' M. J. Lee, who retired at that time. From 1930 to 1923 Mr. Davidson was assistan in the attorney general's office in Des Moines, under H. M. Havner Mr. and Mrs. Davidson came to Emmetsburg in 1899. For a short time Mr. Davidson was assocjate with Attorney E. A. Morlijig, then in 1904 became a partner in th law firm of Davidson and Hurt. Judge and Mrs. Davidson have 2 sons in the armed forces. Lt. Col. Maurice Davidson is the commanding officer of a hospital unit somewhere in England and Lt. Kenneth is chief of military personnel at Fort Monroe, Va. Fire Destroys Home on Frank Drury Farm Clarion--The all-modern farm home of Frank Drury and all it contents was destroyed by lire miles northwest of Clarion on U S. highway 69 at 4 p. m. Thursday while the family was at Mason City. The loss also included a double garage and a Hudson car The origin of the fire had not been determined. The Clarion fire de partment was unable to cope will the flames which had gained toe much headway. Mrs. Sengbusch Files Petition for Divorce Aljona--A petition was filed in court here Thursday by Mrs Delpha Sengbusch asking for a di vorce from her husband, George Sengbusch, charging cruel and in human treatment The couple weru married at Hartley in 1035. They are the parents of 3 children age ranging from 4 months to 7 years Put Nelson on Board of National Canners Lake Mills--I. A. Nelson was thi choice of the National Canners' as sociation for a member of thk. board of directors at an election held in Chicago Monday. Finds $104 Under Desk in Income Tax Office Rochester, N. Y-, (IP)--George W Fisher, while figuring his incom. tax return, found $104 under ; desk in the tax office. He turned i over to revenue officials. Hasn't missed Day Ellsworth, »... (U.RV-When he: husband joined the . maritime service, Mrs. Catherine Ladd took over his laundry delivery route And since that time 15 months ago Mrs. Ladd hasn't missed a day' delivery. She figures she cover more than 150 miles a day am about 1,000 miles in a week in her laundry truck. The most famous instances o water as a weapon are Biblical Noah -- the flood; Joshua -- the Jordan, and Moses--the Red Sea Adeline Fletcher Sues for Divorce, Custody of Child Adeline Fletcher has filed suit for divorce from Harold Fletcher on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The petition filed in district court here asks custody of a minor child. The couple was married Dec. 25, 1923, in Mason City, and lived together until Nov. 9, 1943, according to the petition. 3 Sleeping Children Save Selves in Blaze Algona--The house owned by John Schimmel, in tho west part of town, was burned in a midnight fire Thursday with the contents completely destroyed, only the framework of the house remaining. It is thought the fire originated from an overheated stove. Three children were asleep in the home, the parents being away. The 2 upstairs were awakened by the smoke . and crawled to the porch then jumped to the ground and awakened the one sleeping downstairs. The house was covered by insurance but the contents were not insured. Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.--Irving. Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang On Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle ol Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way it Quietly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. 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