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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 22, 1944
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Countryside By Albert and Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minnesota him, we have to give him ' a handful of snow into (he beams · of the headlight. Several times, ' during the drive, we noticed that left front wheel throwing up · snow, and we wondered if some' thing was caught on the wheel. We remembered how Isadora · Duncan, the famous dancer, lost 1 her life when the end of a long scarf she was wearing caught in a front car wheel. So we stopped · the car and investigated. There, on one end of the bumper, sat a Leghorn hen. Whenever she felt herself going off balance she flapped her wings, one wing always showing in the headlight. We picked her off the bumper and put her in the car. It was zero weather, too cold for hens to go joyriding on bumpers. We have culled out a few boarder hens lately, and Susan says that the best way (o prepare a Leghorn hen for the table is fo nut her in the pressure cooker. We all agree with her on that. Leghorn meat, cominf out of the pressure cooker, is as tender as squab. Pity the Poor Editor country editor wrote: "Mr. -- ^ -- -- ».v» , . w t \ ; . i»ll. Blank was seen on our streets Saturday." Mr. Blank came into the newspaper office and raised the dickens. He said that the Item sounded as if he were a criminal wanted by the police He said that when the hunt was on for John Dillinger-it used to be said that he was seen at such and such a city or town Anyway, Mr. Blank didn't like the way the item was worded. * * * ' Have just come across a poem called "The Old Red Barn" which speaks of the old worn hay-rope "sagging with the weight of years." Our hay-rope doesn't sag with the. weight of years alone It sags most of ail with the weight of that inartistic splice TOP PRICES PAID FOR HIDES FUR WOLF BROS. INC. 308 5th S. W. that we put in it one hot day last haying time. ·* * * * In the Iowa community where we used to live was an old sailor He was always being called on to splice hay-ropes. His splice was so perfect that one could scarcely see where it began and where it ended. The old-time sailors were experts at rope-splicing. None of their splices had the appearance of a boa constrictor that has just swallowed a young deer. * * * A Point Saver A man tells us that he never uses syrup or anything else on his pancakes. "Wiien I was young," he said, "I worked out. and I was too bashful to call for the syrup, ami so I learned to eat pancakes just as they were." Since he is a tall and lanky sort of'fel- low, he must, have been too bashful to exercise even his boardinghouse reach. * * * The Town Pump Talks "A Rill from the Town Pump" is the title of one of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales. The tale is in the form o£ a soliloquy by the Town Pump, which speaks, as the author tells us, through its nose The Town Pump concedes that it has ambitions toward being a "grand reformer." "From my spout, and such spouts as mine must flow the stream that shall cleanse our'earth from the'vast portions of its crime and anguish which has gushed from the fiery fountains of the still'. In this mighty enterprise the cow shall be my great confederate. Milk and water. The Town Pump and the Specialists Don't Recommend " ' · Molasses Still Holds PI flU/INP PIl/CO Place on Winter Menu f^UWINb blVt HIGHER YIELDS Cow. Such is the glorious co- partnership that shall tear down the distilleries and brew-houses uproot the vineyards, shatter the cider-presses,' ruin the tea and coffee trade, and finally monopolize the whole business of quenching thirst. Blessed consummation!" * * * Alas, the distilleries, the vineyards, the cider-presses are jl!H -it is the Town pump with __ .. .,, .,,,, ,,, itself that has vanished! * * * The Town Pump had hoped that. "perhaps . even. war -- that drunkenness, of .nations will cease." * * * Milk Pail Politics As for the Cow--well, we do not want to go too deeply into politics in this column, but that political idea of a quart of milt a Ames -- Sulfur ,and molasses have been supplanted by good diets. Yet molasses still has its place in winter menus. Miss Conie C. Foote, extension nutritionist at Iowa State college, says molasses has high mineral and energy content in addition'to its value as a sugar-stretcher. Molasses may be used for several old-time favorite molasses recipes. Some of th'ese are molasses sauce for hot pudding, molasses pie or batter pudding and I n d i a n pudding. Baked beans, seasoned with dark molasses, and steamed brown ^ bread made with molasses foods should be cooked slowly at relatively low temperatures. Most molasses recipes call for soda, but usually Modern are old favorites, too. Molasses scorches easily,' so some baking powder should be added, too. ,,,,,,,,,,, cooks add the soda with the dry ingredients rather than mixing it with the molasses day for everybody Is still beta? talked about. * * * Milk and water! With us on the farm it is a confederacy of the farm pump and the cow. When we separate our milk we always finish by flushing out the bowl with a quart of water. This quart of water (forces out the cream that would otherwise remain in the bowl. First the cream oozes out, then the water follows. We never can shut the spout off at the precise moment when the cream ends and the water begins, and so a little water always gets into the cream. There is no harm done, because if there is water in the cream the tester at the creamery or station will always detect it. But the idea is here just the same. With us it is a confederacy of milk and the pump handle. Conspiracy? It's all rijrht to put the water into the cow, but not into the milk. * * Now that all 3 of the boys go to school, there Is no little stay- at-home to plunder the "lunch boxes after they come home from school. It seems such a pity. There is always something left over: A sandwich or a cooky or half an apple or some malted milk, a few raisins or a nut or two. Not enough to do anything with; too much to throw away; but what a treasure trove for a little preschooler if we only had one! Just about the time you get them from under your feet, they are biff enough to grow away from you. The only way to enjoy your children is to enjoy them from day to day. Otherwise it is too late, and they will be just a memory. ' %» .O» «V»hol «* * ,.· «·»"*' .«***-·* ,««»* A STRONG START FOR THEM LOTS OF GOOD PIES FOR YOU FREE! Cargill helps them grow up. Helps them fight disease -- develop safely -mature early. And with three sacks of Cargill Chick Starter you get this Pyre* flavor-saver Pie Plate FREE. Seals juices and flavor in. A beauty! CARGILL CHICK STARTER Folsom Auto Co. Across Street From Hotel Hartford MASON CITY, IOWA PHONE 1174 USE TREATMENT FOR GRUBS, SUCCESS Gam Shown in Pounds of Badly Needed Beef Ames--Three h u n d r e d and twenty-five p o u n d s of badly needed beef that would not otherwise have been produced was the result of treating 50 cattle for grubs. This was shown In a demonstration conducted recently by Harold Gunderson, Iowa State college extension entomologist, and John Morrell and company Ottumwa meat packing firm ' Fifty cattle given the easy inexpensive treatment with rotenone late in December showed 325 pounds more gain than 50 untreated cattle at the end of 30 days. Both lots ol cattle were kept in the same enclosure and received identical feed and management, except for the cattle grub treatment. The SO treated cattle averaged 87 pounds gain from Dec. 18 to Jan. 13, compared with a little more than 80 pounds gain for the untreated 50 head. The demonstrations will continue until March, Gunclerson states. A 2nd application of the rotenone powder was made Jan 18, and will be followed by a 3rd treatment Feb. 18. Final weights will be qbtained March 18 when the cattle will be slaughtered and the hides will be inspected. " Placing Residue Under Also Aids Cultivating Whether the moldboard plow i ruining farm land' has been o controversy for some time, bu junking the plow may not be an immediate solution to the Ian preservation problem. Three specialists, G. M. Browning and R/A. Norton of the soi conservation service and J. B Davidson of Iowa State college writing in the current issue of the Farm Science Reporter, discuss 5 years of tests made at the. Into agricultural experiment station Ames, and the soil conservation experimental farm,. CJarinda, in which plowing was compared with other means of preparing seedbeds for corn. They found plowing resulted in higher yields, less trouble with Dlantinr and cultivating the crop Iowa farmers, like those of mos other states, generally plow their land with a moldboard plow to prepare seedbeds for corn This places the residues -- weeds stubble, manure and the like--al the bottom of the furrow Recently, there has been considerable interest in the possibilities of retaining crop residues on the surface in the production o: corn and soybeans under the more humid eondi lions v found in the Corn Belt. This interest arises from the fact, proven in the tests, tha keeping the residues on the surface by sub-surface tillage helps conserve soil and water. New machines developed over a period of years to replace or supplement the moldboard plow have met the needs of certain types ol farming and in semi-arid regions are rapidly replacing the plow. Even in the Corn Belt, practices which leave residue on the surface are not new. For years stalks have been disked down for oat seeding* instea'd of plowing. In the tests made several tilling methods tried offered promising possibilities of cutting labor and costs and conserving soil and water in production of row crops Several disadvantages were encountered, however. The crop yield on all soils tested except Clarion · was considerably less with sub-surface tillage implements than with plowing. It was also found-that a satisfactory seedbed cannot be prepared with the present tandem disk in heavy sods of sweet clover and alfalfa. Possibly a subsurface tillage implement to cut the main roots of alfalfa and sweet clover followed by-the disk or other implement to dislodge the. plants and weeds so that ther will not continue to grow, will do the job of the plow and still leave the residue on the surface to help control erosion. Also, it was shown that planting and cultivating corn on plowed ground is easier but sub-' tillage machines have been developed that will operate satisfac- tonly through trash. Weed control was found to be more of a problem than on plowed land and the question of whether leaving the residue on the surface would intensify insect problems was ra ls ed. Disposing of residues by plowing is one control measure recommended for the corn borer Plow Yet Machines used in the compara live tests included the lander disk. Soybean straw left on th .surface of the disked plots inter fered with the corn planter. The subsoil lister, a new ma chine, probably v would not be sat isfactory where drainage is slo\ because of moisture damage du'r ing wet periods, the specialist concluded. Use of a subsurfac cultivator resulted early in th season in a nitrogen deficiency later corrected, but the plants ma lured later. "By introducing new practice and machines or modifying th present ones, it may be possibl to overcome the problems tha we found," the research men stated. 'More tests are being made to that objective.'* KANSAS SUPPLY MAY FILL NEEDS Alfalfa Seed Likely to Be Short This Year Ames--To maintain the million acres of alfalfa so essential to the ivestock production p r o g r a m towa farmers may have to turn tc Kansas Common as a source of al- Often in recent years, Kansas Common seed has been available :o lowans when supplies of Ladak -ossack, Grimm and Northerr Zommon from Montana and the Dakotas were scarce. The value of Kansas Common alfalfa to Iowa may ue judged from results of 21 field experiments made during 1927 to 1943 by Iowa state college agronomists. According to Dr. C. P. Wilsie, research associate professor. Kansas Common produced 95 per cent as much forage as did Grimm and ·about 85 per cent as much forage as was obtained, from either Ladak or Cossack. Ladafc and Cossack have outyielded all other varieties in owa for many years, mainly because they are more resisfant to alfalfa wilt than Grimm and the common strains and therefore per- ist longer in field stands. Wilsie also reports that in the ame period of years. South Da- :ota Common outyielded Kansas Common by approximately 10 per ent. KAT-PROOFING BEST GUARD AGAINST RATS Rat-proofing all farm buildings s the most satisfactory method of ontrplling rats. Approved rat- roofing methods are simply rinciples of sound construction ulletin P33, available at county xtension offices or from the Iowa tate college agricultural exten- lon service, gives directions for -at-proofing all farm buildings. Truclt-Tracror-Passenger TIRES RECAP REPAIR TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE « Call 826 304 2nd S. W. Mason City BUTTER DISTRIBUTED BY Iowa State Brand Creameries. Inc. AAA Asked to Urge Inoculation of All Soybeans to Up Yield . Hudson--AAA should take the initiative in urging inoculation o£ soybean seed planted this spring as a boost to soybean production! George M. Strayer, secretary of the American Soybean association suggested in a recent letter to M. E. Dodd, administrator of the agricultural adjustment administration, at Washmgton, D. C. Strayer expressed doubt that farmers would meet,the national soybean acreage goal ol over 13 million acres under fhe governmentally supported price o£ SI 94 a bushel and urged general general inoculation of soybean seed as a step to insure maximum production from acres planted. He pointed out in his letter to Dodd jnat a recent survey taken by a farm publication indicates a pos- iible acreage reduction rather , a 'V, * nD 19 P er cent increase =ked by AAA. The American Soybean associa- ion has asked war food administration for a support price at least "i times the price of corn. Such a .'nee. in the estimation of association officials, is needed if farmers ire to make the necessary changes rotation to plant the soybean :rcage asked. STOVES Moke your selection at once from our stock of Coal Burning Heaters * CIRCULATING * WARM MORNING * OAK TYPE Coal Burning MOORE and MONAGRAM Ranges Oirrie Van Ness Co 22 E. Siatc Phone t7 LIVESTOCK IN IOWA ABOVE '43 Hog Numbers Jan. 1 14 Per Cent Higher Des Mollies, (IP)--The amount of livestock on Iowa farms at the first of this year was approximately 10 per cent above the previous record total of Jan. 1,1943, according to Leslie M. Carl, agricultural statistician. The increase was due, he said, ' a gain ot 13 per cent In the number of hogs, one per cent in the number of cattle and a fraction of a per tent in the sheep fo- lal. Horses and mules declined. The number of cattle on farms Jan. 1 was estimated at o,"584,000 nead, an increase of one per cent from the 1943 total of 5,529,000. The upward trend had continued since 1937. Carl said the general increases of young stock for sev- n-al years would indicate relatively high levels in cattle production for a while longer in the future. Total ho? numbers oa Jan 1 reached 14,852,000, or about 14 jer cent more than on Jan. 1, 1943. Nearly one-half of the hogs were in the age group of 6 months or older,, not including sows and gilts reserved for the herds. This group of hogs over 6 mouths shoivcd an increase of about 32 per cent over a year ago, and represents (he current supply of mar- fcclable hogs during the talc winter and spring months. Reports Jan. 1: 1914 · 1943 1,560,000 1,560,000 14,852,000 13,028,000 on other stocks of Milk cows All hogs Hogs, e months plus 7,272,000 Hogs, 6 mos. minus 5,200,000 Sows and gilts 2,380,000 All sheep 1,915,000 Stock sheep 1,219000 Sheep and feed 696,000 All horses 612,000 All mules 31,000 5,508,000 4,940,000 2,580,000 1,905,000 1,325,000 580,000 658,000 39,000 jMany Dairymen Attend Industry Conference Ames--Fourteen states w e r e represented among those attending the wartime dairy industry week conference which closed at Iowa State college Friday. Total attendance at the 53rd annual short course was 273. ' For one of the attendants, J P Jensen, manager of the co-operative creamery at Exira, it represented his 25th consecutive dairy industry short course at Iowa State. 12- Tuesday, Feb. 32,1914 ... MASON cnr GLOBE-GAZETTE TM New Types Bromegrass Outdo Old Varieties Ames--Three new bromegrass varieties, Lincoln, Fisher and Achenbach, which proved superior to standard strains in co-operative projects conducted at the Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas agricultural experiment stations, have been made available to a limited number of seed producers this year. No more of the seed is available this year. That announcement was made* by Dr. C. P. Wilsie of the Agricul/ tural Experiment Station at low/ State college who said that til new varieties yield up to 3y, tof s tons of good quality hay an arttf when seeded with a legume. T3K mixed pasture can carry up to oC^L and a bait animal units per acrtbtifi SELL US YOUR HIDES WOOL Also Your . .'". Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. Save one more pig in every lifter 1 this Spring--help America's food effort, and your 1944 swine production. 1. Care of Sows Give brood sows extra care during gestation period--plenty of exercise--liberal rations with leafy legume hay, protein supplement, and sufficient vitamins and minerals. Well- nourished sows produce strong, husky litters. 2. Farrowing Suggestions Clean and disinfect farrowing quarters, and supply dry bedding. Be on ha^d during farrowing. Provide artificial heat for pigs to prevent chilling. 3. Use Guard Rails Place guard rails in every farrowing pen, to prevent crushing or injury to pigs. 4. After Farrowing Do not feed sow for 24 hours--provide plenty of clean, fresh water. For a week after farrowing, feed bulky, laxative feeds. Place a square of roadside sod in pen, to prevent anemia. Self-feed a balanced pig feed in creeps after two weeks. 5. Sanitation Disinfect sows, pigs and house--and move to clean pasture as early as possible. Give them exercise, sunshine and green feed. 6. Disease Control If pigs appear unthrifty or show symptoms of disease, call your veterinarian immediately. Vaccination against cholera is good insurance. Every pig saved means more food for our Allies and,fighting forces. For further pig- saving^ suggestions and free literature, write 1 a

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