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Mason City, Iowa
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14 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, MAHCH 22, 193» -- -- -- - -- -- . -- __ ~ -- ·" -- -- - -- * **«-j-fc^j. ju j^ rl KiUVtJLt3Uni. t IVL NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD . . . Better Roads Better Farms . . . THREAT OF PRICE DROP VOICED BY IOWA ECONOMIS Stronger Consumer Demand Necessaiy to Prevent Drastic Cut By I/AUREN K. SOTH Iowa- State College AMES, IDPA--The longer th current stagnation in general busi ness activity continues, the great er becomes the possibility o something more than the "mil drop" in farm prices eyeryon has been expecting. Stronger consumer demand fo farm products in 1939 has been the hope of farmers to preven a drastic drop in prices. Withou an improvement in demand, the stage is set for some honest-to- goodness tumbles in the prices fanners receive. This emphasis on general business activity and prosperity among industrial workers cannot be overdone. Iowa farmers need business recovery in the cities as badly as the cities need it themselves. Here's the situation: 1. Hog production is increasing: by one-fifth over the year before. 2. Dairy production is the highest on record and increasing. 3. More chickens will be produced this spring than in 1938, and egg production will be much larger than in any recent year. 4. Production of heavy, ivell- finished cattle is larger than last year. These increases spell lower prices. Without business recovery they spell the lowest prices since The Iowa farm price index stood at 102 per cent of the prewar level in 1938, as against 134 in 1937, 124 in 1936, 121 in 1935, Last week industrial activity continued at about the same level as had prevailed since the first of the year. Steel output has increased a little since Jan. 1 but not as much as usual for this period of the year. Automobile output has also advanced slightly, but in general business has failed to take hold as rapidly as had been anticipated. AAA Should Help · The efforts of the AAA should help to stem the decline in prices. Participation in the corn program will be much larger than in any y? a j s'npe the first program in 1934. Indications are that acreage will be cut enough to make a substantial difference in the amount of corn harvested next fall. This year will be the first year (assuming normal weather) that production control has had a fair test. In 1934 participation was high but drouth completely dwarfed the operations of the AAA. In 1835 with supplies of feed still short because of the previous year, the AAA did not require much reduction. In 1936 the supreme court .knocked out the acreage control snd the drouth of that year made control unnecessary anyway. Little Reduction Asked In 1937 very little reduction was asked for since supplies of corn and grain were still short. In 1938 prices were fairly good, and farmers did not participate to any great extent except in Iowa. About 70 per cent of Iowa farmers complied with their allotments, but probably less than half did in other states of the corn belt But despite all the AAA can do either through production control or marketing control, prices are going to be lower--how much lower depending on factors outside the realm of agriculture. Pi* Were, * Dollar 'PHONE 296 32-2nd. N . E . WALLPAPW £ PAIMT STORE Sale Dates Claimed NOTICE: A list of Sale Dates Claimed Is being p r i n t e d each Wednesday on the Farm Pag;e. There is no charge for this service to those advertising their public sales in the Globe-Gazette, and you arc invited to make use of It. Just mail the dale of your sale, the time, place and your name to J. B. Scaton, care the Globe- Gazette, Mason CHy, Inwa. March 23--1Z.-30 p. m.--Gar-' ner Sales Co., Inc. Livestock Sale at Sales Pavilion at Highways No. 18 and 69. March 23--11:30 a. m.--Lund Sales Sfables and Rendering Go., on Highway No. 18 cast of Mason City. March 24--12:30 p. m.--Clear Lake Auction Co., Livestock Auction, located east of Clear Lake on Highway IDS. March 24--12:30 p. m.--Mar- ket Day Sale, Kanawha Sales Pavilion, Kanawha, Iowa. March 25--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Webster Cily, Iowa. March 28--Marvel Sales Co., · Horse arid Mule Sate, Wcn- stcr City, Iowa. March 29--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Webster Cily, loiva. F A R M B U R E A U N E W S A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gord County Organizations County Rural Women's Chorus Has Rehearsal A successful rehearsal was held Friday by the Cerro Gordo county rural women's chorus, Mrs. Cecil Avise, home project chairman, reported Wednesday. Mrs. Avise said the present en rollment totaled 35 and pointei out that there was room for mor singers as the enrollment is 60. The chorus will meet Friday in .he Y. W. C. A. at 1:30 p. m. for special rehearsal for the pubii appearance in May. COUNTY FAHM BUHEAU OFPICEES President R. M. Hall. Clear Lak Vice Pros., Paul C. Spoils. Nora Sprine Secretary S. A. Mathre, Mason Cit Treasurer. Shirley S. Stanlield, Clear Lafc County Boys' club Chairman Earl M. Dean. Mason Cit TOWNSHIP DIRECTORS Grant Howard Cash, Clear Lak W. S. Fulfihum. Mason Cit PLANNERS SET MEETING DATES County Committeemen Schedule Sessions ' for Fourth Mondays The Cerro Gordo county agri- ultural planning committee held s second meeting on Monday. ccording to Elgar Haight, -chairman of the committee, it has been ecided to hold regular meetings n the fourth Monday of each month. In Monday's discussion broad rinciples of general planning 'ere discussed. This involved a iscussicm of the present AAA pro- ram, as well as a discussion of ost of production. Reports from a survey which fas made in the county indicated hat 33 out of 36 farmers inter- iewed stated that maintenance of oil productivity is an important ational problem, Many other questions were .scussed and the committee was : the opinion that it was neces- ary to meet regularly, exchange .eas and at the same time obtain ^formation from the people with- a the community to help in de- eloping the plan for the county, everal of the members of the ommittee stated that it would be ecessary to obtain considerable information before it would be ossible to make reasonably sound ecomroendations. SPRAYING TIPS AREPRESENTED County Agent Olson Gives Information on Killing Insects "This is the time to begin plan- ng for your domant spray for ruit trees," Marion E. Olson ounty agricultural agent, said Wednesday. "If scale insects are present on pple trees, cover the tree with a pray of lime sulphur," the coun- y agent explained. "Use 6Vt gal- ns_o£ liquid lime sulphur, or 12 J 15 pounds in the dry form, to 50 allons o£ water. Also any oil mulsion or miscible oil spray may e used according to the manu- acturor's recommendations. Spray ust before the buds swell how green at the tips. and Spray peaches with three gal- ons of liquid lime sulphur or B ounds in the dry form, to 50 gal- ons of water to control peach :af,curl. If the buds have begun o swell, this spray will not con- rol leaf curl. A lime sulphur pray similar to the apple spray is ecessary if San Jose scale is pres- "Three gallons of liquid lime ulphur, or eight pounds in the dry orm, to 50 gallons of water will ontrol anthracnose on raspber- es if applied after growth has tarted and before the leaflets are toee-eighths of an inch in length." FARMERS We Buj- Eggs, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Beef and Veal Calves -- We Pay Cash for Them -ATLAS MEAT M A R K E T PHONE 465 Lincoln .... Lime Creek Charles J. Hamstreet. Mason cit Falls Paul H. Malien, Mason Cit Clear Lake .... Walter Wood, Clear Lak' Lake - James Ransom, ctear Lak Mason s, A. Mathre. Mason Cit Portland .. Paul C. Spotts. Nora Spring union Wayne Woliord, Ventur; Mt. Vernon J. C. Oehlert. Ctear Lak Bath Cecil H. Avise. Rockwel Owen Leon Hitzhusen, Cartersvil! Grimes Richard E. James. Thornton Pleasant Valley Don Vail. Sheffield Geneseo ... Charles F. Hansen. Rocfcwel Dougherty. Barney Dougherty. Dougherty HOME TKOJECT OFFICERS County Chairman : Mra. Cecil H. Avise. Kockwel County Publicity Chairman Mrs. Leon Hitzhusen, Cartersville County 4-H Club Chairman ..Mrs. J, J. McLauchlin. Hockwel TOWNSHIP CHAIRMEN Grant. Mrs. GayJord Prestbolt. Clear Lake Lincoln. Mrs. E. P. DeGraw. Mason City Lime Greek ......Mrs. Lawrence Behm. Mason city Falls ... Mrs. Paul H. Matzen, Mason City Clear Lake Mrs. Sam Severson, Lake Mrs. Don Blair, "Mason"city Mason Mrs. George Holt.MaVon City Jortland. Mrs. A. B. Brockett, Nora Springs Union Mrs. Hush Strata. Ventura ^" Vernon .iilrs. Clarence Zook, Clear Lake ......Mrs. Leon Hitzhusen, Cartersville 'Icasant VaSiey -. Mrs. Carrol nice. Swaiedale rnmes .. Mrs. John Stamback. Thornton Jeneseo Mrs. Frank Kirk, Rockwell Dougherty, Mrs. Joe O'DonneU. Dougherty rounty Agent Marlon E. Olson Jounty Club Agent Paul Henderson Home Demonstration AKcnt · Florence Zollinger Ferguson Office Assistant ... Genevieve M. Smith Otljco .... 215 Federal Bldg.. Mason City 4-H GIRLS TO ATTEND MEETING Posture Training School at Clarion Will Draw Members ' Nine 4-H girls' leaders and nine older club girls from Cerro Gordo county will go to Clarion March !9 for a posture training school to ae conducted by Miss Ella Gardner, federal extension service, Washington, D. C. Miss Gardner, who is returning o Iowa for the third year of pos- ure helps planned for Iowa girls }y the 4-H club department of the extension service, will link good posture with personality. Because tiuch of the grace o£ a girl's car- iage is in her mind, club girls vill study such things as social upcess, self-confidence, g o o d grooming, responsibility and hobbies. With Miss Gardner will come a vhole menagerie of puppets and aricature figures to show the 4-H ;irl how bad habits rob her of at- ractiveness and how to overcome hem in her posture. There'll be Fraidy-Cat, Worry-Wart, Bosy Bungler, Sneaky Snooper, Complaining Can'ter and others. The group of leaders and girls o attend the district school will represent Cerro Gordo county's nine girls' clubs and will bring he information back to all 'the girls in the county. Others who vill attend are: Mrs. J. J. Mc- -aughlin, county 4-H chairman; Mrs. Cecil Avise, home project chairman, and Florence Zollinger Ferguson, home demonstration agent The meeting will open at 9:30 a. m. and close at 3:45 p. m. A nemoer of the state club staff will be present to lead an hour's discussion of 4-H organization topics FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOU SALE: Alsihe clover seed, excellent quality; Manchu soy beans, John Jenkins, Rockford. P. B. Holstein bull, 1 year old Charles Edel. Mason City. P. B. Holstein bull, servicable ane. Chris Dueholm, Mason City. 1,000 bu. oats and National Hybrid sweet corn. W. J. Schutz, Mason City. HOUSE PAINT You'll be surprised how lilHe It costs to have a whiter house. Tell us Hie sue -- we'll tell you the cost: ie sue -- we'll tell you the cost: Boomhower Hardware DEAD STOCK REMOVED Prompt Service Phone CoHect PHONE 1096 Mason City Rendering Company MANUFACTURERS OF GREEN TOP BRAND TANKAGE A Farmer View; Washington, D. C Globe-Gazette Farm Pagre Editor Writes About Visit to Capital By ARTHUR PICKFORD No. 2 The first impression a farme gets of Washington is its larg area. It is called "The City o Magnificent Distances." Thos who live there refer to it as "tht District" and even so there is no clear dividing line between thi city proper and adjoining town in Maryland and Virginia. Although the census figures 'an jiven at-about 5DO.OOD there mus De more individuals there; and : have no idea how they sort out the actual residents from the temporary ones. Government activities are growing at a great rate. New buildings, and additions to old ones, are'constantly going up. Arthur Kaye, a former Mason _.ity resident but now in government service, lives and works in Baltimore because o£ lack ot of- jce room in "the District," and William McArthur, who is chief )f Commodity Loan Crop insurance for the north central division comprising the states of Ohio Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wis- onsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Nebraska has in office in 'the new agricultural milding. His office number is 5,727, vhich being translated means hat he is on the fifth floor, of the eventh wing, of the new build- ng and the office number is 27. His name is on the door. Arches Named for lowans ' Connecting the new building vith the old are two arched and overed bridges or passageways so hat one can pass quickly from ne building to the other; and vhen I say that 7,tft)0 persons /ork in those two buildings one an visualize the activities of the ovenunent work. And this is nly one of the many departments n Washington and out of it. Of interest to lowans is the act that these arches are named fter two Iowa men, Wilson Tama Jim) and Knapp (Seaman \) the latter being the origina- or of the extension work from ollege to farm peoole. As can easily be" imagined, the roblem of parking space for au- os is a big one. It is partly olved by having basements and ub-basements under the build- ngs, but that provides for only part of the higher-ups and the rowd must do the best it can. A man who had formerly ·orked in the government serv- ce told me that it would improve le service if there were some ·ay of getting rid of the older nes, either by pension or by a etirement age, and so give the ounger men and women a chance o move things faster. Of course, ilth every change of administra- on, especially if that means a hange of party, there come in a ot of untrained workers. City Was Planned ' The fact that Washington was uilt according to a plan made eiore the city was started will robably keep it from looking fowded. In different parts of the ity there are circles enclosing a mall park and the statue of some oted man and from these radiate reels that go directly across the xeets that cross each other at ght angles. Of course the white house must e visited because of the things £ historic interest that have hap- ened there,--the east room, the ed, blue and green rooms and ere again a i special card from a enator or representative opens a door that otherwise would emain closed. An Iowa farmer is not sup- osed to have had anything to do ith pomp and pageantry, but it 'as easy to imagine the scene hen these rooms are filled with otables, perhaps in uniform, and adies dressed in elegance and ashion and the marine band dis- ensing music, equal to any. Out on the lawn we saw the ttle knoll where the children's gg rolling contests take place .at astertide. No Guns Visible As we left the grounds I was lankful that I lived in a country lat did not bristle with armed uards at every turn. I presume that all our presi- ents are remembered in some r ay,--by paintings, statues and lonuments but Washington and incouj are the outstanding ones. The Lincoln memorial takes the orm of a temple with a grand ap- roach of many steps and an en- ·ance of massive columns and in he interior is no other thing than is statue, seated, with head bent orward and the homely face so veil known. I noticed that the boots Mr. Lin- oln wore were coarse and as quare toed as if they had been ut off u-ith a knife. Such was the American style 'hen I came to the United States n 1866, and, as the prevailing yle in England was pointed toe, he square toe was very notice- ble and looked crude. Boys o£ my age at that time -ore a strip of copper across the quare toe to protect the upper eather from being scruffed up. Sees Masonic Memorial Another building well worth omg to see is the Masonic Memorial to Washington. It is really n Virginia, but to the eye it is a art of Washington.--an imposing uilding of polished stone which oust have cost a large sum. It ·as built by voluntary subscrip- ons among the Masonic order o e p a r e auomobiles of f a r m r s ,,r Span of Colts Brings $300 Robertson Loses Postoffice FROM OUR EXCHANGES C H O P ^ F E E D First Corn Above Ground in North Iowa Found Last Week in Grundy County ^oa* ° n a manure P J e between a hog house and a corn crib. The heat of the manure started the kernels and kept the stalks from freez- 75 veafs 'old"?^ 6 ^"' r ' V, T T a J"? ·**« Sl«e are twinTroers Worth coimtv U T a ,^n, U ' ed a11 their Kves in Hartlarid township! North rTM= V ' °t m S , tlU llves on the home P' ace and J ° h n nearby. . ex Pects almost anything from the weatherman in March K'rr ^? rch "· Whi » emo «- thermometers stood at 4 T M f",iL · ^ a year, when the drifts melted at Iowa City J.. M. Fairch Id found his car which had been stolen on the dav of the hzzard, parked in a lot behind the Phi Beta Phi sorority house and it ·ad been so covered with snow as not to attract attenUon! * " Steal Groceries From Autos · At Algona some sneak thieves have been getting an easy livinu itealing groceries out of the parked automobiles of farmers nd the interior is fitted to hold meetings. The tower of the me- orial can be seen from a long istance. But I think the thing that will emam longest in my memory is he national cemetery at Arling- on, where lie more than 18,000 oldiers and sailors of the Civil var, and the Spanish-American var, including many of high rank nd also the tomb of the Unknown oldier representing the thousands vho gave their all for their coun- ry in the World war and disap- eared "and not a stone shows vhere they lie." · The historic Robert E. Lee man- on is inclosed in the cemetery s I left, these lines came to me: Both heirs to some si: feet of sod Are equal in the earth at last.' 1 . S. C. to Recommend 5 Mixed Fertilizers 'or Iowa Soil Use AMES, (/?)--Iowa State college 'ill recommend only eight mixed ertilizers for use on Iowa soils his spring, W. H. Pierre, head of he agronomy department of the ollege, indicated Wednesday. Pierre said that, although some 9 grades of fertilizers were sold MR. FARMER: Time to start thinking about harnesses, harness otlinj and repairing Pads, collars, strap worle, food leather yfork ?.hoc3- Extra. Special rood harness at j;,-50 Griesemer Leather Store 16 South Delaware MARKET DAY SALE At Kanawha Sales Pavilion KANAWHA. IOWA Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p. ra. Will have a good run of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep. H. BRUMMUN Auctioneer and Manager m Iowa during 1937, only eight are necessary to meet all soil and crop requirements in t h i s state He said that fertilizer manufacturers have agreed to push the sale of fertilizer mixtures recommended by the college. __ Pierre said both farmer and manufacturer will save money if the number of grades is cut down. Labeling bagging and mixing costs will decrease and there will be no longer an unnecessary duplication of grades, he said. Lime Creek Farmers Union Holds Meeting "The only constructive proposal before congress which has received serious consideration this year is the non-partisan cost of production farm bill," said a Farmers Washington service letter compiled by Edward E Kennedy, read at the Lime Creek Farmers Union meeting held at the Van Note school house. In the absence of the president, Owen Wharam, and the vice president, Jim Law, Verner Sorensen was appointed to act as chairman. Roll call was read by Mrs Owen Wharam. Mrs. Wharam served a lunch. -- WANTED -HIDES and WOOL HIGHEST PRICES PAID CARL STEIN 111 Sixth St. S. W. DEAD LIVESTOCK We fay for Phone Call* Day* Nights Phone 3758 Phone 3836 Lund Sales Stable and Rendering Co. MASON CITY CERTIFIED HYBRID SEED CORN 931-932-939-942 GRASS SEED AND SOY BEAN SEED Our Prices Are Right YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD CERTIFIED SEED CO. Mason City Warehouse -- 600 4th S. W. Politics Will Not Halt Agricultural Program, Says Director Bliss "We are going to have a national agricultural program regardless of politics," H. K. Bliss director ol Extension Service at Iowa State college, stated at the program of the annual extension conference here. Stressing that politics should be )elt out o£ our agricultural program, Bliss said that Iowa is carrying on a complete and compre hensive AAA program. Discussing the work of the extension service he said: _ "There are a million, people on 220,000 farms in Iowa, and we cannot be satisfied with our extension program until the benefits are made available to all of them." . He stressed the fact that the important thing in extension work is helping people to determine what their problems are--letting them make the actual decision--and then aiding them in working the problems out Candidate for HEAVEN for Deserving Cows Has Life Butterfat Record AMES, (fl)--If there is a heaven for deserving "old bossies," Victoria, a Jersey cow in the Iowa State college herd, has her "green pastures" cinched already. Known to dairy breeders as Pogis 99th Acres Victoria, she was born Sept. 1, 1923, and now is nearjng an all-time production record, C. Y. Cannon, head of the dairy husbandry department, said. Victoria has had nine lactation periods since she dropped her first calf at the age of one year, 11 months. Her present lactation period now is in its fifth successive year with a production of 2,433 nounds of butterfat. Now more than 15 years old, Victoria has a lifetime production of 7,232 pounds *of butterfat. She was originally owned by J N Martin, New Providence dairy breeder. BOYS TO MEET The Pleasant Valley boys 4^H club will meet on Thursday eve ning at the home of Bob Ames. WE HAVE SURPLUS CHICKS 500 Wyandottes, 10 days old (special £l ft mating) «p 1U 700 White Rocks, 8 days old 900 Buff Rocks, 10 days old 700 Buff Orpingtons, 10 days old 1,000 Heavy As- d/» r A sorted, 8 days oldipD.DU 300 Hybrids, 10 days old 200 Giant pullets, t»-f A 10 days old 31U 200 Leghorns, S days old ....... Other Small Groups Cheap Hear Us Dally Over KGLO at 7:30 a. m. IOWA MASTER BREEDERS, INC. 410 So. Federal Phone 934 lime Spreader Trailer Type Takes power direct from own wheels! Direct feed-non-elog- ing! With rubber tires .. S59.50 29-so Endgatc Seeder S5 Monthly! Plus Carrying- Charge Spreads uniform swath 30 to 65 feet Grass seeder attachment! Double fan! WARD'S FARM STORE 18-20 Second Street S. W. TELEPHONE 869 USED MACHINERY BARGAINS I--Farmall Tractor (on rubber) and Cultivator. 1--John D e e r e "D" Rubber Equipped. L--John Deere "D" Steel Wheels. ---314 John Deere Tractor Plow. 1--218 Oliver Tractor Plow. 1--Set Wheels and Firestone Tires for John Deere "B" Tractors. 1--ID in. I. H. C. Feed Grinder {food condition) I--I. H. C. Planter (rood as new) Several Good Horses and Mules. NICHOLS FARM EQUIPMENT PHONE 1056 ARE YOU MOVING? Mail us your change of address today so there will be no delay in the delivery of your paper Change From STREET, R. F. D.. CITY STATE AFTER OUR NEW ADDRESS WILL BE STREET OR R. F. D. CITY SIGNATURE. STATE COW TESTING REPORT MADE Keeler and Douglas High in Cerro Gordo With35.1Bimerfat Iowa cow testing associations produced an average of 25.6 pounds of butterfat per cow in February--a drop of 1V4 pounds from the preceding month, Floyd Arnold, Iowa State college extension dairyman, reported Wednesday. Keeler and Douglas with 35 1 were high in Cerro Gordo. Sixty-three associations submitted February reports on 26.137 cows as compared with the 66 associations who reported on 27,029 cows in January. High associations were: Sioux, 30.6; Kossuth, 29.9: Cedar Falls, 29.7; Polk, 29.5; Fremont- Page-Mills, 29.3; Elkader-Monona, 29.3, and Henry, 29.3. High marks in Cerro Gordo county were: Breed Milk BF Keeler Douglas GH 986 35 1 Charles Edel ... RH 1057 34.0 Boyd Hodson ... GG 722 33 5 Mrs. H.'L. , Johnsen RH B82 327 H. J. Sehlichting JZH 703 30 6 Mrs. Mary Daily GH 830 30.6 Paul C. Spotts . . GH 796 29 6 Keeler Sears GH 832 29 0 Cecil Hill GH 797 27.4 M. L. Lewis GG 578 27.3 There were 73 cows, that produced more than 40 pounds of butterfat in February, one produced 70 pounds. The average butterfat for 521 cows in the Cerro Gordo association was 627 pounds of milk with 24.5 pounds of butterfat. 722 SOUTH FEDERAL !

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