The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 30
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January 9, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 30

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18 Names Fire Prevention 4-H Victors Winners of the 4-H boys' 1944 fire prevention program was announced by G. A. Lineweaver assistant state 4-H leader. The 2 lop entries were awarded scholarships by the Farm Underwriters' association. Marvin Keeper, Rhodes, receives a 3125 scholarship as the best contestant, while William Kern, Luzerne, receives a $100 scholarship in second place. Five boys received war bonds given by the Farmers' Mutual Reinsurance association, Donald Gates, 'Humboldt, placing third, was awarded a $50 war bond. Each ot the other 4 receive'a ¥25 war bond. These are Ward John, Linn Grove; Wilber Rotter,-West Point; Edmund Kaisand, Grinnell, and John W. Fisher, Osceola. The Farmers' Mutual Reinsurance association also awarded each o£ these 7 boys gold medals in recognition-of their work in fire prevention activities. Other county gold , medal winners are Everett Rogers, Carroll; Herbert S. Wassink, Muscatine; Donald Briggs, LaPorte City; Teddy Erickson, Salix; Loren Kneep, LeMars; Car- IQS Harrison, Malvern; Dean BURRO FEEDS FOR LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY TYDEN FEED AND LIVESTOCK CO. DOUGHERTY, IOWA Fleming, Reinbeck; Raymond Hitger, Kamrar; Dick Bowman, Bouton; James Eggers, Knoxville; Glenn Wille, Klemme and Bruce McKay, Ida Grove. Winners were chosen on their all-around 4-H record plus their fire prevention report submitted to the state 4-H office. The report included work done in inspecting farm buildings for fire hazards, equipping farms with 'fire fighting equipment and talks or. demonstrations which they had given stressing fire prevention. This recognition in fire prevention activities, according to Lineweaver, was arranged to give greater emphasis to the importance of fire prevention as a service on the home front and to recognize efforts 4-H members have made in helping to eliminate fire destruction of farm buildings, crops and other essential farm materials. The place to start culling hens is with the old hens and underdeveloped pullets. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience lor 20 years FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 SAVE at RAIZES WE CLOTHE AND FEED THE ENTIRE FAMILY FOR LESS OVERCOATS FINGER-TIP COATS MACKINAWS At Money-Saving Prices. See a Nice Selection of Quality Merchandise at prices that suit your pocketbook! BOYS' AND GIRLS' LEATHER JACKETS With Zippers $12.00 Value Sizes 6 to 18 $9*5 RUBBER FOOTWEAR FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Men's 5-Buckle AH Rubber Sizes 6-13 $443 4 Men's 4-Buckle All Rubber, For Work MEN'S DRESS RUBBERS AND UP A LARGE STOCK OF RUBBER FOOTWEAR FOR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY, TOO. SAVE AT RAIZES 40% WOOL SOCKS For Men 29c Pair Cotton Flannel MITTENS 12r Pair · ·IV and up BARGAIN BASEMENT Shop in Our Bargain Basement for Ladies' and Children's Shoes, Paints, Dishes, and Various Clean-up Items! SAVE AT RAIZES MEN'S SHEEPSKIN MOCCASINS $1.69 Value CLOSE-OUT 98c FARMERS! We Pay Highest Trade Prices for EGGS TRADE OUT IN ANY DEPARTMENT New Store Hours , WEEK DAYS 8:30 A. M. - 6 P. M. SATURDAYS 8:30 A, M;-9 P.M. SAM RAIZES DEPT. STORE M a s o n C i t y G l o b e - G o z e t t Wintertime on Farm Is Repair Time It can't be emphasized too much that farm machines will be scarce again in 1945. And the farm' help outlook is worse than it was a month ago. Present machines will liave to do the :ob again, and they are a year older. Every effort must be made to get them in top working shnoe. For. the next 2 months specific machinery reoair tips are in order. Some of the jobs may already have been done. Many may seem obvious, but if they lelo in getting Iowa's farm ma- rhines in shape for the heavy .vprk next season, some good vill be done. The most important tip, per- Nuns, is to set t»ll m*»jor.'repair iohs to the dealer's sen-See p us soon as pos*iMe Give *»hn the ti**e he needs to An the iob right. He 5s anxious to have th- machine work properly. Except for major overhaul jobs, the whole machine doesn't need to be taken in. Maybe the magneto hasn't been working properly on the tractor, making it hard to start. There's little need to drive the tractor into the shop just for that job. Remove the magneto and take it to an authorized service shop. Be sure to fake the spark plugs and cables with it, as these may be causing the trouble. Blacksmiths, too, would much rather have the damaged p brought in separately. Th shops are often crowded, ; unnecessary equipment gets the way. Tip number 2 is to fix up workshop on the farm or to wi ·out a co-operative shop arrati,, ment with a neighbor. One m have a. suitable, building, wt tfie other has some additio. tools. Pooling resources w make it possible to do all repa jobs before spring. There may be a shop in tov that is standing idle or is shor handed. In many cases it mig be possible to do your woi there under the supervision of regular serviceman. A workii arrangement should be made f the use of the tools in the sho as well; Brood Sows Must ' Get Right Feed | Winter care of brood sows wiW be a -big factor in determining the average farmer's success with his spring pig crop. And aril important factor in winter carai is the sow's feed. | E. L. Quaife, Iowa State col-: lege swine specialist, points out that frozen, s n o w - c o v e r e d ground prevents the sow from finding some of her own feed and minerals. During the winter, it's up-to the farmer to seef that she has the right amount of.' the right kind of feed, . i A 300-pound gilt will need'' I around itf, to 2 pounds of grain ' for each hundredweight. Quaife l'i says a good grain allowance \ · would be 3 to 4 pounds ol ,corn 1 daily, with about 2 pounds whole oats. A Small Concrete Farrowing House A concrete masonry farrowing house with concrete floor provides warm dry Quarters that are easy to keep clean and saniUiy-- helps keep little pigs healthy and thrifty. By W. G. KAISER Agricultural Engineer The term "dirty as a hog pen" may no longer be used to describe the ultimate in untidiness if the advice of modern hog raising experts is heeded. The modern hog raisers point to a very low mortality rate among pigs farrowed and reared irx clear,, dry quarters as compared with a loss of as high as 40 per cent o£ the pigs farrowed in less sanitary pens. The modern idea is to raise hogs on concrete to maintain healthy stock and get rapid gains in weight. At a time when increased pork production is vital to the national welfare it is essential to save every possible pig. A central farrowing house with a concrete floor a n d concrete masonry w a l l s provides the warm, dry, sanitary quarters essential for successful early farrowing. For a small house with one row of pens, it is uSual practice to have it open up or face toward the south.-In building a house with two rows of pens and a central feeding alley, the building usually is run in a north and south direction. Pens are usually 7x7 ft. or 6x8 It. Feed alleys should be 4 ft. 8 in. to 5 ft. 6 in. wide. The roof may be gambrel as shown in the drawing or of gable construction lor d o u b l e - r o w houses. For single-row farrowing houses with a feed alley along one side a shed roof is most economical. One standard 22x28-in. roof window placed over each pen provides sufficient daylight. The roof should be only high enough to provide headroom in the feed alley. A low root makes for a warmer house in cold-weather and reduces cost of building walls. Side walls need not be more than 4 ft. high. Footings for walls are 16 in. wide and 8 in. thick. The floor is built on a well- tamped fill of gravel, cinders or crushed rock 6 to 12 in. thick. A 1%-in. thick base course of concrete is placed first. After it hardens lay asphalt roll roofing or tough waterproof building paper over the base, lapping and carefully sealing all joints with roofing cement. Over this place a top course of concrete about 3 in. thick. Finish with a wood float to produce an even, gritty, non-skid surface. For both courses of concrete use a 1:21/4:3 mix, meaning 1 part Portland cement to 2Vi parts sand to 3 parts gravel or crushed stone not over l in. in size. The proper amount of water for this mix is 5 gal. per sack of cement, using average damp sand. Walls are 8 in. thick and are built of concrete masonry units. Use a mortar mix of 1 part Portland cement, 1 part lime putty or hydrated lime, 6 parts roortar sand; or 1 part masonry cement guaranteed to meet federal specifications and 3 parts mortar sand. Add enough water to produce a workable mortar. "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement can he secured through any reliable building material dealer. [Northwestern States Portland Cement Co, Makers of "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement Ms son City, Iowa ^

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