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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 5, 1943
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE . . . Better Schools Better Social Life LAND PRICES UP SI 2 SINCE'41 Average Worth $100 an Acre as '42 Ends Iowa land was worth an average oj 5100 per acre in November, an increase of §12 over tlie 588 value of a year ago. And prices o£ all grades of land have increased in about the same proportion, according to W. B. Murray, Iowa State college economist, who bases his analysis o£ the land situation on reports from 194 Iowa real estate brokers. Excellent land o£ the state increased" on the average from SI 20 an acre in November, 1941, to $134 this year. In eastern Iowa, this type of land is now selling at $160, up $19 from a year ago. * * * Eastern Iowa experienced the largest dollar increase, and southern loiva the highest percentage jump. Northeast Iowa was at the other end of the scale with both the smallest dollar and smallest percentage increases. Western and southern Iowa, areas hit hardest by drought in the '30s, showed the biggest gain in number of sales. When it comes to an actual pu-r- chase, good quality land is preferred in all Iowa areas. Excellent On top quality land falls in second place in all sectors except in southern counties where lowest grade land is second in demand. Land sales have slowed down, however, because of labor shortages, machinery rationing and general war uncertainties. North central and eastern lowa^report considerable investment buying Irom non-farmers even so, with J20 reports of speculation received. All real estate brokers report difficulty in selling large* farms. With labor and machinery becoming more scarce, buyers want medium-sized or smaE farms. COL. J. R. "Jack" Dorsey YOUR AUCTIONEER and · STOCK BUYER FOR 40 YEARS IN CERRO GORDO AND ADJOINING COUNTIES PHONE 2592 MASON CITY, IOWA NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS FARM BUREAU NEWS A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organizations Fabrics Are Reduced to Lowest Term Like fractions in arithmetic, fabrics in the textile world this year are reduced to their lowest terms. With the elimination of all novelties except prints for the duration, comes extraordinary practicality in materials, according to Miss Lucile Buchanan, county home economist. Rayon, cotton and wool lines have been cut to the simple, functional materials. Weaves that can be produced quickly and easily with raw materials, available get the highest popularity rating. * * * American fabric experts are using England's experience as a guide to simplifying types of materials. Nothing too expensive is produced, and prices are set so almost eve.ryone can afford the clothing; nothing cheap is put on the market, because materials must wear well; "party" fabrics are out, as they take too much manpower and labor for production. Weaves in rayons and woolens are being made of straight yarns rather than twisted crepe yarns, since extra labor is required to twist them. This naturally tends toward suiting types in plain, basketweaves; diagonals such as twills ranging from fine gabardines to coarse flat ones; herringbones, stripes and crossbar plaids. The latter fabrics are extremely versatile and can be produced with a minimum of mill effort. * * * Fabric houses are beginning to put more emphasis on shrinkage- control, crease-resistance, water- repellency, colorfastness and washability. Washability is more and more important as dry-cleaning chemicals and labor grow scarce. The federal trade commission is formulating rules on what materials can be called col- prfast. Civilians are buying for durability. FAKM BUBEAU OFFICERS President Ernest W. Buss, Clear Lake Vice President B. M. Hall. Clear Lake Secretary ..s. A. Mathre. Mason City Treasurer Wayne Wolford,, Ventura HOME PROJECT OFHCBBS Home Project Chairman Mrs. Charles J. HamstMet, Mason City Girls 4-H Club Chairman Mrs. William P. Eno. Sheffield Boys 4-H Club Chairman .Earl M. Dean, Mason City TOWNSHIP DIRECTORS 'rant Marvin Henshaw, Ctear Lake Lincoln Ernest Katz, Mason City Lime Creek..Russell Bistiine, Mason City ?aUs C. G. Gorkowski, Mason City Clear Lake. .WiUiam Amendt. Clear Lake Lake Nate Miller. Mason City rtason fllelvm Evans, Mason City Portland Wade Files. Mason City Jnlon peivey Howell, Ventura Mount Vemon...-Harry Evans, Rockwell Bath Floyd Thomas. Rockwell 3wen Richard Thompson. Rockford Srimes R. E. James. Thornton Pleasant Valley Carrol Rice, Swaelda\e Seneseo Melvin Hawke, Sheffield Dougherty ..Tony Larsen, Dougherty County Extension Director Marion E. Olson County Home Economist Lucille Buchanan Office Assistant Genevieve M. Smith HOME PROJECT COMMITTEE Grant...Mrs. Roll in Luscomo, Clear Lake Lincoln...Mrs. E. P. DeGraw, Mason Cily Lime Creek Mrs. Warren Davisson, Mason City Falls Mrs. J. H. McNiu, Mason City Clear Lakt Mrs. Winnie Spillman, Clea/Lake Lake Miss Alma Tokle. Clear Lake Mason Mrs. Ray Shaffer, Mason City Portland Union Mrs. Hunh Strain, Ventura Mount Vernon.Mrs. R. P. Bast. Clear Lake Owen Mrs. Ben HitzhUsen Bath Grimes Pleas. Valley. Mrs. Wm. Ames. Swaled'ale Geneseo ..Mrs. Walter Boehlje, Sheffield. Dougherty. .Mrs. Wm. Jacobs, Dougherty FARM BUREAU PLANS CARE OF SICK MEETINGS NEW HAMPTON--A series of meetings for Chickasaw County Farm Bureau meetings will start Jan. 5 with a project "Home Care of the Sick." Miss Katheryn Tracy, home economist will conduct the following meetings: Tuesday, Jan. o: Utica, Jacksonville and New Hampton. Wednesday, Jan. 6: Stapleton, Fredericksburg and Dresden. Thursday, Jan. 7: Chickasaw, Dayton, Deerfield and Washington. Friday, Jan. 8. Bradford and Richland. Accidents cost enough time to build 5,000 bombers; sickness, 7,500; absences and slow-ups, 10,000. Oh, well, we don't need that many more.--Fountain Inn Tribune. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Call Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges Dept. of Agriculture License No. 42 CLOSING OUT PUBLIC AUCTION As I am moving to Colorado on account of health in the family I will hold a closing out Public Sale at the farm located one-half mile north of Cartersville, or six miles east and one-half mile north of Rockwell--on TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 SALE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 12 O'CLOCK--WAR TIME 100 -- HEAD OF LIVESTOCK -- 100 3 HORSES--1 roan horse, 4 years old. weight 1600; 1 roan Ii a Jf;.£-? ears ° W * wci * ht 165 ?' * bay mare colt, 2 years old. «2 CATTLE--This is a clean, high-producing- herd. 17 milk cows, 14 Holstcins and 3 red and black; 14 arc milking. 3 to freshen soon; 13 Shorthorn j-earlinss, heifers and steers; 11 late fall calves, a While Face cross; 1 hiffh grade roan bull. ; 35 HOGS--25 Spotted Poland nilts, bred to a good spotted boar- o« U ?, mer shoats - weight 170 pounds; 1 young spotted boar'. *° SHEEP--ID head c\vcs and eive lamlis: one buck. FARM MACHINERY--2 F-12 Farmall tractors, 1 all steel 1 on rubber, with cultivators and IZ-in. plow; 1 mounted single row McCormick Dcermfr corn picker; l McCormick 10-rt. disc- I John Deere 10-ft. disc; 1 John Dccre 999 corn planter, 100 rods wire; 1 McConnick Deering endgate seeder, nearly new; 1 John P*^." 1 ! 1 " 1 TM spread «; 1 J*«v Idea mower; 1 side delivery rake; 1 IZ-ft. hay rake; 1 wagon and box; 1 Moline 8-ft binder; 1 Ion- wheel wapon and rack; 2 1-row cultivators; 1 24-ft. wood 9 r i a » ; f. Jfeed cutter; I chicken scratch feed grinder; 1 fan mill; Z feed bunks; 1 oil pump, a good one; 1 hcalcrl hog waterer; hoe troughs; steel barrels; 4 steel stanchions; 1 8-ft. heavy steel tank; 160 ft. 1-in. water pipe; 1 roll 32-in. new woven wire, 20 rods; 1 set harness and collars; 1 chain hoist; 1 1936 I II C pickup, steel box, good tires; 1 old 4-wheel trailer; 1 nearly new Perfection portable double unit milking machine; 1 Iowa 1000 ,IS"« m =^ P "^l 0r i °l d , * J ear; * c r e a m tank - TM»rty new; cream cans and milk backets; 1 brooder house, 10x10 ft. Many other articles too numerous to mention. HAY AND FEED--Some baled clover hay; about 70 shocks sarc6 IB field; some baled straw; some oats 130 WHITE LEGHORN PULLETS, LAYING NOW HOUSEHOLD GOODS-Davenporl and chair; 1 Estate Ilcatrola heater; 1 Round Oak range; dressers; kitchen cabinet: fruit jars. 2 10-galIon jars. TERMS: Cash or make arrangements with your banker- no properly removed until settled for JAKE ROTTINGHAUS Ora Bayless, Auct. First National Bank of Mason Cily, Clerk PROTEINS FOUND SCARCE IN WAR Farmers Must Devise Own Rationing System AMES--Until such time as the light protein-feed situation is 2ased, it is up to the Iowa farmer .0 solve his own protein problems in order that he may best carry on lis number one job of producing :he maximum quantities of meat, milk and eggs. This was pointed out by Hex Seresford, Iowa State college livestock specialist. "Protein is not the only commodity to become scarce in wartime," Beresford said. "And, like other commodities, the farmer may have to devise his own rationing system if it is to do the maximum good in the food-production program." In cases where such a home-rationing system does have to be set up, fall pigs should be given priority on the protein, with brood sows next in line. The amount fed to hogs about ready for market can be cut down. As far as cattle are concerned, good dairy animals will pay more for their protein than Patching and Darning Are Suggestions Camouflage is a useful art in wartime at home as well as at war. Since wool is a strategic material, woolen clothing must be given home care if it is to last for the duration. Skillful patching and darning may make clothing a "triple-threat" in the war effort; it will be serviceable, look well and save facilities needed for vital war production. Miss Lucille Buchanan, county home economist, suggests darning small holes, snags or warn places and patching larger holes. A patch should be cut on the straight of the goods and sewed in so that the yarns of the patch meet both crosswise and lengthwise yarns in the garment. If the material has a design, matching the details exactly will help to conceal the patch. A patch on thick wool looks best darned in by hand; on thin wool, the patch may be set in by machine or hand stitching. Working over a piece of net or cloth will give added strength to patches and darns. Darns are well adapted to mending small holes in wool. Yarns raveled from the same material as the garment are best, but a dull thread of the same or slightly darker color may be used. Use of short threads and fine needles gives best results. It is usually better to work on the right side of the material. If the stitches are run unevenly into the cloth no definite line will show where the darn begins. Steam pressing is the final step in camouflaging. It should be done on the wrong side and the right side brushed to lift the nap. Directions for mending wool and other fabrics are found in Farmers' B u l l e t i n No. 1925 "ABC's of Mending," which maybe procured free from the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. Another publication, "Lengthening the Life of Men's Suits," is. available at the County Extension Office. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE -- Purebred Scotch Shorthorn bulls, dark red, serviceable age. Walter Eno. Sheffield. FOR SALE--Boone oats, from certified seed. Ole Stevens, Clear Lake. FOR SALE -- Marion seed oats. Anders Ashland, Clear Lake. Don't Delay! JAN. 31, 1943 is the deadline for first tire inspection. TIRE TUBE VULCANIZING QUICK SERVICE GUARANTEED PRITCHARD SUPER - SERVICE til S. E. and Pcnn. Phone SISl Official OPA Inspection SUCion US YOUR HIDES and FUR Also Your . . , Scrap Iron and Metal CARL STEM Mi. 470 111 6th S. W. Better Farm . ."·,,] . . . Better Rood*! beef, Beresford believes. In localities where farmers -are unable to obtain standard commercial protein feeds, cull soybeans may be fed where they arc- available on the farm. This will save money at present prices and will keep up production. Brood sows in particular can utilize whole soybeans to advantage. Feeding \-, pound of whole beans daily, along with alfalfa hay, corn and oats, will avoid buying high-cost brotein supplements. Instead of the old standard protein feeds, many producers now find that only commercial mixed protein supplements are available. These feeds vary in their protein content from as low as 25 per cent to as high as 40 per cent or more, and they sell for as much as $80 a ton. Some of the low ones contain no tankage or meat scraps but are made up entirely of vegetable protein and minerals, according to the specialist. Although swine producers can still use such mixtures and make money, those who have been accustomed to using standard protein supplements, or a mixture of them, may not balance their rations as they should. The result will be slower and more costly gains. And the pig crop next spring can be hurt materially by a poorly balanced diet o£ the brood sow, Beresford said. WAR PRODUCTION DISCUSSED HERE More Food With Less Machinery Is Problem All out war production is the objective of the Cerro Gordo county extension organization, according to Ernest Buss, chairman of the county Farm Bureau. Mr. Buss stated that at the board meeting held on Jan. 2 it was recommended that all efforts of the organization be diverted to war production programs. Food production is the big job facing agriculture today and this must be accomplished with less help and machinery, but those present at the board meeting were of the opinion that it is the responsibility of the farmers to meet these needs. The hemp program was discussed · and it was recommended that every member of the board urge farmers with suitable soil to produce hemp, that this was a diversion program for a commodity that is absolutely essential in the war and that the quota asked for the county must be met. Some consideration' was given to the vegetable program and it was slated that this project will be made available to every rural and urban person in the counly for 1943. Watches Awarded to Two 4-H Glub Boys AMES--Watches were awarded to two Iowa 4-H club boys at the annual short course and convention on the Iowa State College campus here. P. c. Taff, state 4-H club leader, made the presentations. J. Oliver Hill, Williams, received a watch on the basis of his outstanding meat animal rec» ord. He has been in club work for 7 years and was a baby beef club member this year. He has also been active in the Hamilton county 4-H club band, conservation work, demonstration teams, judging, showmanship and health. A watch is donated each year by Thomas Wilson, Chicago, to the club member with the most outstanding meat animal record. John Droste, Waverly, received the other watch on the basis of his outstanding 4-H club dairy record book. Droste has been in club work 8 years and has been a member of the state dairy judging team and active in demonstration work. The award is given by the American Steel and Wire company, Cleveland, Ohio. HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR · EGGS · POULTRY · HIDES FURS KITSIS PRODUCE CO. 510 S. Federal p hone 6st SEE US FOR GREEN TOP MINERALIZED TANKAGE Til eres a c» NEW SIGN in town... WAY JAW,' ^ our ('GOTTA GET COMPLETE FARM SERVICE Yes, the new Checkerboard Sign on our store means that we are now headquarters for Purina Chows and Sanitation Products. It also means that our big job is to be of service to the feeders of poultry and livestock in this community. Besides a good supply of Purina,' .we also carry a full line of farm supplies. We invite you. to come in and get acquainted--make our store your headquarters for feed and farm supply needs. I GO FOR THAT JWNA COW CHOW THtYSUL D6GCHOW. PURINA CHOWS _,,_ Backed by more tli«n S yean of research and feeding experience, there is a Purina Chow to meetevery feeding need... · Purina Chow for every 'eedc, built for capacity .production at tow cost t "W* Carry · Cen»Ul» Stock PURINA SANITATION PRODUCTS ... a full line of sanitation products for the control and prevention of disease, parasites, and insects. It paya to follow a careful program of sanitation ... use Purina Sanitation products to help protect your poultry and Irmtock, W» Carry that Ml UM CONSULT US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR FEED PROBLEMS F A R M E R S ELEVATOR jni » · · , MOVIE'S' 500 3rd N. E. PHONE 270

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