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SOCIETY HARDING CHILDREN TO SING OVER KGLO Sixth graders of Harding schoo. will be heard in a broadcast Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock ove: KGLO. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED TO COUPLES ALGONA--Marriage licenses issued the past week in Algona were to Dick Janssen, 38, Lakota, and Minnie Wittmus, 25, Burt; Howard A. Meierbachtal, 47, Blakeley Minn., and Freda Hoppe, 22, Henderson. Minn.; Orville Nervig, 23 and Mildred Nelson, 21, both of Hardy; Robert A. Malvin, 38, and Pauline Culler, 21, both of Blue Earth, Minn.; Dean McCrary, legal and IMna McGovern, legal, b DBS Moines. INITIATION HELD BY GROUP AT Y. W. Daughters of Aphrodite held initiation for new members Sunday at the Y. W. C. A. when Eva Argos, Georgia Poulos, Katherin» Tailor, Esther Reris, Evelyn Farmakis and Bessie Poulos were taken into the lodge. Following initiation, a prize was awarded to Katherine Tailor for the best essay on "Why I Would Like to Become a Member of the Daughter) of Aphodite." After the program refreshments were served and plans were made for a silver tea. --o-DEVOTIONAL MEETING HELD BY LEAGUERS The devotional meeting of the Si. James Junior leaguers was held Sunday evening in the church. A hymn, Scripture reading, and prayer opened the meet- nig. The boys' quartet, Marvin Sehvoeder, Hans Bracklein and Ralph Wandrey, sang "The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare" The discussion was led by the Rev o" Mall on "Bible History" The meeting closed with a hymn and the Lord s prayer. --o-- SBOROV-STORTZ. DECORAH--Miss Hazel Storlz daughter of Mrs. E. C. Bolson of Clay Hill, and Charles Sborov of Minneapolis, were married last week in the parsonage of the First Lutheran church, by the Rev. T. A. Hoff. They were unattended They will make their home in Minneapolis, where the bridegroom is employed as a clothing salesman. S E X Q U E S T I O N S OF C H I L D NEED WISE ANSWERING DR. GARRY C. MYERS, PH. D. ;' Child Psychologist. , :.- Many- parents are concerned about ( the problem o£ proper sex instruction for their children. It is a matter upon which thoughtful parents differ, especially in regard lo the best way o£ answering the child's questions and providing him with the information he should have. On one point there is pretty general agreement, namely, that it is desirable for the parent io maintain (lie child's confidence, to answer all his questions sympathetically and as accurately as the '. child is able to interpret wisely. I£ from the time your child can grunt or gesture a question, you never weary ot answering him, never laugh at any inquiry of his, never make him feel he should not ask ycu anything- he likes; he just naturally will ask you all .sorts of questions about his body and how EXPERT Watch and Jewelry Repairing --at Low Prices. All Work Guaranteed. Prompt Service. U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. Foresters Bldg. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 8 · 1937 THIRTEEN EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA UNIT FIVE By JOHN ELY BRIGGS INDUSTRIES This is the twenty-eighth story in this series of explorations into the history of Iowa. Another. industry will be described in this paper next week. 2. Farm Machinery. "You had better bring a w^igon, plow, harrow, cultivator, drill or wheel barrow, than a sideboard, bureau, bedstead or chairs," a pioneer advised his friends back east. "Above all things," he continued, "don't bring the piano; swap it off for a spinning-wheel. We are fond of music, but we want the right kind in the right place. In the winter, a string of sleigh bells, and in the summer, a dinner horn." There was no room in the immigrant wagons for farm implements. Only the most useful household utensils were brought along. Furniture could be made after the new cabin was built. Kettles, skillets, buckets, dishes and chests full of clothing were piled in the wagon. And the early settler brought his tools. An ax he had with him always. It was more important than a gun. Other hand tools were, almost as useful--a saw, hammer, adz, frow, auger, trowel and such building tools; a spade, shovel, hoe, pitchfork, sickle, scythe, and perhaps a few other field tools. Some of these the neighborhood blacksmith could make. Even clumsy plows were sometimes fashioned at a local forge, but usually that implement was brought from the old homestead. With only this simple equipment, the American pioneers started out to change a wilderness into productive fields. They cleared the land of trees and brush, they built houses, they plowed up the sod, cultivated the corn and harvested the grain with the strength of their own bodies. Everything was done by hand, in the house as well as in the field. The women spun and wove and churned and baked. The men chopped and hewed and planted and hoed and mowed and flailed. Only for plowing and hauling were oxen and horses used. Those were the days of manual labor. The first s e t t l e r s in Iowa farmed as their fathers and grandfathers had farmed. Production was limited to the amount of land that could be tilled by the family. The size of the farm often depended upon the number of grown children. Not much more wheat or corn was raised than could 'be' used at home, for there were no 'good means · of transportation to distant markets. A stranger, watching a pioneer harvest in Iowa, might have imagined he was in the barley field' of Boaz and wondered which of the women tying the grain in bundles was Ruth. Very ittle" improvement had b e e n made in harvest tools since Bible times. Even the plows were clumsy things made of' wood ,and cast iron. They pulle,d hard' and did little more than stir the soil. In the heavy black loam of the prairie, the cast iron plows would This combined seeder and com plow was patented aiirt mad- 1,v Cornelius Skiff of. Grinncll. It was exhibited at the state fair in 1867. The price was 515. not scour. The moist dirt stuck to the moldboard. .It was all that two yoke of oxen could do to pull them, and then the work was poorly done. An acre and a half was a good day's work ot plow, ing in 1840. Meanwhile, however, men were busy designing new types of plows. Some were shaped for heavy soil and some for lighter, sandy land. Probably the greatest invention of all was the construction of a plow with a steel share and moldboard by a young Illinois blacksmith named John iDeere. Between shoeing horses and repairing wagons, he fashioned an old circular saw into the shape of a plow. The beam and handles he made ot while oak. Time and again he rebuilt it until the curve of the moldboard was just right. Then, one day in 1837, he tested his plow in a field where no plow had scoured before. The black sticky soil slipped smoothly from the polished steel surface ot the moldboard. One oC the hardest problems ot the prairie farmers was solved. John Deere sold his "self-polishing" steel plows as fast as he could make them. In 1847 he moved to Moline, 111., to get the advantage of cheap river transportation, water power and a close market. He made 700 plows the first year. The business grew rapidly and the factory was enlarged. When John Deere died in 1886 his factory was making all kinds ot plows and steadily expanding. A farmer can now buy almost all his implements from the Deere company. Two of the Deere factories are located in Iowa.-- The -tractor plant at Waterloo is the largest of its kind in the would and the largest of all the John Deere factories. It was stalled in :8!)3 as the Waterloo Gasoline Tractor Engine company. In Ottumiva the Dain factory makes all kinds ot haying machinery--rakes, loaders, stackers and presses. This plant was founded by Joseph Dain, who invented the sweep rake in 1881. In the same year that John Deere started his plow factory at Moline, S. D. Morrison began making plows at Fort Madison. He sold all he could make by hand. Presently he built a factory. The business continued to grow. Two sons joined tlie firm in 1BB5 and 10 years later their father retired. The Morrison .Manufacturing company w a s formed in 1883 and later the name was changed to the Fort Madison Plow company. Jn 13H the factory, located on the site occupied by old Fort Madison in the War of 1812, was making about 20,000 plows, cultivators and corn planters every year. Another farm implement factory was started in Fort Madison in 1854. Winterbotham Jones began the manufacture of agricultural tools. Twenty years laler Ihis firm became the Iowa Farming Tool company, which specialized in forks, hoes and rakes. Production increased rapidly after 1900. This factory is still operating. It is now a branch of the American Fork and Hoe company] Wagons were as important to the pioneers as plows and pitchforks. Many experienced wagon makers came to Iowa in the earlv days. They opened shops and prospez-ed in their- trade. Old directories o£ the principal cities list wagon and carriage shops, but few of them ever developed into factories. There was at least one important e x c e p t i o n , however. Joel Turney, who settled at Trenton, Iowa, in 1844, started lo make wagons in 1852. A few years later he moved to Fail-field. There the Joel Turney and company factory turned out thousands ot sturdy "Charter Oak" and "Fail-field'" wagons. When this faclory closed a- few years ago, it was probably Ihe oldest farm implement manufacturing establishment in the state. Though Cyrus McCormick had invented his harvesting machine about .the time the first settlers came to Iowa, many years passed before it was improved enough for practical use: A few Iowa farmers owned mowing and reaping machines before 18CO, but not many. Grass was still cut with a scythe and grain with a cradle. Tlie new machinery was expensive and the pioneers were poor. Until the railroads provided cheap a n d convenient transportation, there .was ,nq .advantage in using machinery to produce a surplus of grain to sell. life begins, and you will just as naturally and unemotionally answer Ihese questions as if he had asked where potatoes grow, how the water came to be in the lake, or the trees on the hillside. Family Confidences. Always treated so, your child will, F.S he grows older, come to lis fither and mother to inquire about any matters than concern lim. He also will learn that in the f a m i l y things are talked about which are mentioned nowhere else. Pride he will feel in the smallest family . confidences and secre'.s. To cultivate such .relationships with a child requires considerable thought and skill in arents, of course; yet you and I know m a n y families in which such Do You Ca+ch Cold EasHu? Tb Help ' V '·'.' VICKS ' · · * · VA-TRO-NOL Do Your Colds Hanqonand on? '.' .qu'fcker VICKS ·V VAVOROB FOLIQW VICKS.PLAN FOR BETTER CONTROL OF COLDS LFallAtoidojthcPlunin vsch VtcksFacial I The Key To His Heart g Love will laugh at locksmiths when you put this in = front of that man o' yours. It looks like a million-E tastes like a billion and costs but a very few pennies. % rBNIICHB C A K E \a mips TOWN* CRiBR Flour v, cup bultcr 1 cup brown £ui?*r 1 whole OPE and 1 epg yolk teaspoon e\\. i tcajpoon soda. \i teaspoon baking powdor teaspoon cinnajnon '^ cup sour milk = Trastiwf t= legs while = % cup brown sugar = Cream butter and add sugar gradually. Add well beaten eess Sift g Dour, mejurure, aift with salt, soda, baking: powder and cinnamon. Add = alternately with sour mills. Pour into a well greased and floured SiS = pan. Cover wjth meringue made by adding brown sugar gradually to H stiffly beaten cge while. Sprinkle with nut meats. Bake hi a very = mixicrate oven (325 degrees P.) about 45 minutes. VnKFEU OO Luclrr priic-vnmmf, low c*t rrc!p*» if y«i lend V HJJEl TW rrowi'« law «d fijrat 1» Town CnVr Flour. lift B~i4,«t TW. Bu.Ji-nr, Xan.«, Cltr, Mi«.ouri Town Crier relationships obtain. It is always inspiring .to be to read Ihc many letters from parenls who seem to have been signally successful in this direction. Now, my fellov/ parents, suppose that when your child of three, or eight, or even fifteen, had in- nocenlly and honestly asked you a question regarding sex--and we can assume that ail the uhikf,i questions are innocent and honest--you rebuked him for asking "such a naughty thing," or you evaded it, or you answered with a fairy tale; and suppose you have come to the conclusion that you did wrong. Relationship Important. The next best thing to do is, at a quiet moment when you feel very close to him emotionally, to say something l i k e this: "You will remember that you once asked me . . . . and I answered . . . I then thought I was doing right. I think now I answered you wrongly. I should have replied . . . The child" may already have the facts, but you wp.nt to get right with him. Not the facts concerning sex that are ot most importance, but the parent-child relationship which their wise consideration affords. Unless your child or mine feels he has our confidence so completely that he can come freely to us to talk of any matter whatsoever t h a t bears on his mind or worries him, our relationship with this child has hardly approached the ideal. "Man" Subject of Lesson-Sermon of Christian Scientists "Man" was the subject of the lesson-sermon in the Church of Christ, Scientist, on Sunday. The golden text was frmn Isaiah 43:10, "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen." The lesson-sermon comprised quotations from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. One of the Bible citations read: "Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew* tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a groat m u l t i t u d e of impotent, folk, of blind, hall, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. And a certain man was there, which had an infirm- ity thirty and eight years. Jesus saitli unto him, Hise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked; and on the same day was the sab- bath." (John 5:2-3, 8, 9). Among the selections from the Christian Science textbook was the following: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. Nevertheless, inventors continued their experiments. Farmers themselves rigged up new implements and tried labor-saving methods. Manufacturers exhibited then- machinery at the fairs. When the war took many men out of the fields, those who were left kept up production by using horse- drawn seeders, vakes, mowers and harvesters. Tlie high .prices enabled them to afford expensive machinery. Afterward, the railroads raced out into the broad prairies, urging settlers to follow and slart working the land. Clumsy plows without wheels, home-made harrows, and hand rakes were no longer good enough Improved two-row corn planters, adjustable harrows, self-binding reapers, and many other implements found · a ready market. Fields were enlarged. The man with the hoe was seldom seen. Iowa must have been a good place to sell implements. Dealers could be found ih almost every town and all the big companies had agents in 1he stale. Some of the old reports of the agricultural society contain descriptions and pictures' of potato diggers, gans; plows, sulky rakes, corn planters and cultivators, horse-powers, revolving hay rakes, corn shelters, threshing machines, and all sorts' of mowers, harvesters and plows. Hundreds of these implements were sold every year, according lo the records of the society. Iowa is slill the largest consumer of agricultural machinery. According lo a recent census thu value of implements on our farms is much greater t h a n in any other slate. Though Towa has provided the best market for implements, Illinois leads in the manufacture of them. Iowa is Ihird among the states, if tractors are counted as farm machinery. When the big Galloway a n d Liichfield factories were operating, Waterloo was considered the center of the farm implement in- riuslry. Perhaps the tractor shops, gasoline engine factories, cream separator works, and oilier associated industries still m a i n t a i n that distinction. Cedar Ranids i; noted for its pump and windmill works. At Charles City the pioneer Hart-Pair tractor faclory is now operated by the Oliver Farm Equipment company. All sorts ot barn equipment, including hay forks, carriers, and stanchions are made by the Louden company at Fail-field. W o o d Brother's Thresher company in Des Moines is probably the largest independent farm implement firm in the state. There is no special reason why the farm machinery industry should, not- continue to grow in Iowa. Maybe production will some day catch up wilh consumption. Activity Hiiils. 1. Write an essay about plows, describing Ihe different kinds and explaining how they work. 2. Visit an implement factory or store' if possible and examine the machinery. 3. Have a debate about the best kind of tractor. 1. Explain why the farm implement industry is important in Iowa, Next week: "Washing Machines." In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own. likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick" (pages 476 and 477). --o-Visitors From DCS Moines. BRITT -- Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Spalla oC Des Moines came to Brill Saturday afternoon. Sunday they took his mother, Mrs. J. J. Spalla, and drove lo Algona where thev v i s i t e d , a t the E. H. Pittman home. Mrs. Pitlman is a sisler to Mr Spalla. CLEAN, NEAT CLOTHES Phone 788 B E as fresh as a breath of spring . . . .as bright as spring sunshine in clothes cleaned by Marshall SwifH It's the SMART way to better dressing . . . the SAVING way to look better on less! HAVE YOUR EASTER CLEANING DONE NOW! ERS · .·F.WR.IHEiaS J , CUEAN-ERS · EWR.R.I · LAIUN.DCJR.-ER.S At the Hospitals William Ward, Wesley, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital aturday following a minor operation. Mrs. Mary It-win, Convilh, was tdmitled to the Park hospital Saturday lor treatment. Mrs. George Burmeisler, 9-11 East State street, was admitted to the Story hospital Saturday for treatment. Olc llalsue, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday lollowing treatment 1 . Mrs. ,1. B. Cardy, 107 Thirteenth street northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Saturday following treatment. Mai-lin Mouson, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday lollowing treatment. Theodore Peterson, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Park hospital Saturday following examination. Hoger Wai-ford, Kenselt, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday lollowing a minor operation. Mrs. Walter Leslie, Manly, was dismissed from the Park hospital Saturday following treatment. Henry Tagesen, 1051 Second street northwest, was dismissed from (lie Mercy hospital Sunday following a minor operation. Gloria Boyce, 1306 Rhode Island avenue northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Sunday for a minor operation. Lou Mason, 221 Tenth street northwest, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. Mrs. T. R. Blank, Hayfield, was admitted to the Park hospital Sunday for treatment. A daughter weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mireles, Sugar Beet Row, at the Mercy hospital Saturday. Larry Boyce, 1306 Rhode Island avenue northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Sunday following a minor operation. Walter Mullen, 210% South Federal avenue, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. A son weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs Henry Jacobson, Clear Lake, at th Park hospital Sunday. Paul G r i t t i n , Fort Dodge, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. A daughter weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces was born to Mr and Mrs. H. W. Stewart, 225 Ohio avenue southeast, at the Park hos- p i t a l ' Sunday. Miss Violet Schacfor, Garner was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following a major operation. ·Jake niggle, Corwilh, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following treatment. Mrs. G. E. Wallman, Clea. Lake, was admitled to the Mercj hospilal Monday for a minor operation. Ralph Peterson, Curlew, was ad- mitte'd to Hie Mercy hospital Monday for a minor operation. Mrs. Stanley Mac-Peak and infant daughter, 1119 Pennsylvania ave- uie northeast, were dismissed rom tile Mercy hospital Monday. "Visitors From Waterloo. MANLY--Mrs. Leo Henry and children of Waterloo visited Mrs. Minnie Moore and the Verne Smesrude family this week. O. E. S. School Held. ROCKFORD --Fidelity chapter, Order of Eastern Star, held a school of instruction in the Slat- hall Friday afternoon. Mrs. Laura L,en/, district instructor and past 3 rand Esther of the Order ot Eastern Star, was in charge ot the school and degrees were conferred upon Mrs. Lloyd Smilh and Mrs. Ethel Bin-tley. The afternoon session was followed by a 6:30 dinner "or which Mrs. Bernice Yerkes and Mrs. Dan Shannon served as cochairmen. The evening session was attended by Mr. and Mrs. L. Lenz, Mrs. Ruth Beltane, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Timblis, Margaret.and Frances Holchkin, Laura E. Tobsing and Kilty Muhlslari, all ot Mason 7ity, and Cora H u n t oC Thornton. AHssion Group Meets. MANLY -- Shirley Ford enter-, laincd the Young People's Mis-* sionary circle of the Bethel churcHJ at her home Friday evening. The Morning After-Taking Carters Little Liver Pills · Tliefim p a v m c n t on a so-called "bargain" is ottcn t h e first installment OH years of disappointment.. The purchase of a Maytag Washer is not. only assurance of continued satisfactory service, lint of lower cost washings lor more years. Accept the judgment of the greatest number of washer buyers--the millions of Maytag users. 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