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February 29, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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Countryside Er Albert and Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minnesota This morning it so happened that both of us started writing our part of Countryside" about the same time. Albert wrote his in the timing room and I wrote mine in the kitchen. "I hope you won't write about the same thuig I do," I warned him, and he said, "Don't worry' \Ve never do. Our minds are 2 entirely different things." So I blithely Went on writing. We both got done about the same time. It is usually ay job to co-ordinate the joint* products and to put the column into final order. Both 1 of us wrote on windmills. We have decided to make this a windmill column. * * * Albert starts out: - "The other morning we turned the windmill on and, while the' wheel responded by going around merrily, the pump rod refused to go up and down. Something had g o n e ·wrong. We climbed the 60-foot tower to investigate, and found that 2 bolts had come out. The trouble was not serious, but it was at the very top, and we would have to work on the platform. We don't like to work off the ground any more. The oldest boy offered to go up and fix it--he actually begged for the job. He said that he wanted to see how far he could see with his nakey eye; some test he needed in science or something like that. The 2nd oldest boy saJd he climbed up only the other day to get an arrow that had fallen on the platform, and that he didn't mind climbing that high and that he could fix the pump rod. The youngest boy declared that he had been up last fall and had written his initials on the platform and he wanted to see i£ they were still there, and that he could fix the pump rod. We hesitated. Supposing that one of the boys did go up and then fell? We would get the blame for it. So we made the repair ourself, and it was with a deep sigh of relief that we got our feet back on the ground. * * * "Do all farm boys find ft so easy to climb windmill towers? · We wonder. Onr boys would climb tbe windmill every day if we would permit it. They would CO to tbe top and then clamber about on the side braces, just like an ivy vine will if riven the time. We remember that we used' to climb the windmill -at home and think nothing: cf it. We believe that the older the average person gets, the more he becomes afraid of high places.'Or maybe it is that he has become more attached to Mother Earth and feels · alien as soon as he leaves it. * * * "HOW STRANGE IT IS TO FEEL INSECURE AT 60 FEET AND IN A PEACEFUL SETTING, WHEN SO MANY THOU- S A N D S OF THE WORLD'S 3TOTJNG MEN GO ALOFT TODAY IN WARPLANES? * * * "It was from that 60-foot perch that we got a new understanding of what a snowless winter really is. We cannot recall having ever before been on a windmill in the midst of a winter when there was no snow on the ground. "A snowless landscape, in the midst of winter, looks desolate. It looks brown and bare and windswept. It doesn't look natural at all. The fields look as though they had lost all their fertility and would never again produce waving grain or glistening. corn. The trees are bare and one can see through them and to the very utmost limits of the horizon. We were tempted to get our pencil and notebook and try to create a poem out of all that desolation but were too anxious to get dowri again. * * * "Archery, .as it is- practiced somewhat at random on the farm has its weak points. One is that a whizzing arrow is likely to come from any angle. Another ^fc the chronic habit of arrows getting lost. On the farm there is a lot o1 that 'I shot an arrow into the air and it fell I know not where.' The other day the boys decided to nse * stack of alfalfa hay for a target background. Alfalfa hay being Brittle and of little resistance, the first 2 arrows disappeared into the stack. They are still in the stack. The boys are anxious now to feed the nay down to what they consider arrow-level. They are always anxious to feed the cattle evenings now, and they give them plenty of hay.". * * * .Now I have my say: "Every year about this time as we stanc at our work table by the west kitchen window, we look out anc are startled to see against the bright ground, a dark shadow leaping and whirling, like a figure out of the Russian Ballet. It is the windmill casting its long shadow upon the lawn. We hav° come fo associate this shadow dance with the advent of spring For it is grace and motion and agility as against the somewhal clumsiness and inertness of winter. It spells the advent of birds and buds and bees, .and it makes the heart sing. * * * \ "Here in the midwest we are prone to take our windmills for granted. We forget that they are of great historical and political significance, and think them as a part of OUT everyday life. It is only when we eo to other sec- 1,1 P '*"*"" WK* 1 A GOOD START...FEWER CULLS It's the chicks that lag--that don't get tbe yJumini to fight disease; the minerals to build sturdy frames; the proteins to grow healthy tissues; that make your fill and winter culls. Watch the start. Buy highly fortified, thoroughly blended Cargill Chick Starter. Remember, with three sacks you get a handsome Pyrex 3aTor-i»ver Pie Plate FREE! CARGILL CHICK STARTER Folsom Auto Co. Across Street From Hotel Hanford MASOJJ CUT, IOWA PHONE 1174 Rims USE BUTTER D I S T R I B U T E D B Y Farm Labor Problem to Hit Peak at HARVESTING AND HAY TIME TOO Advise Planning Ahead to Minimize Shortage Iowa's farm labor problem will reach · its height during spring planting and again during harvesting and haying season, anticipates John Fitzsimmons, assistant emergency farm labor supervisor at Iowa State college. By planning ahead, farm families may arrange (many tasks so that they do not- come during those seasons, Fitzsimmons believes. He says the spring planting time of potential .labor difficulty spreads over a" wider period than does the one during haying and harvesting. However, total labor requirements are not so high. They are principally an individual farm problem. To help release more family labor during this time, be suggests doing- tasks like machinery repairing in M a r c h . Putting brooder houses and equipment in shape in March uUl also allow more time for other jobs in April. Other tasks which may be done now are manure spreading and fence fixing. Some jobs may be postponed until June or August when the pressure for time is not so great. It is not too early now to look for prospective labor sources, Fitzsimmons says. In the home, too, work may be planned for other times than during the"spring rush season. Housecleaning may be done earlier or later. Getting chicks early can help lighten the load later. A big garden in the field can be plowed and cultivated with field equipment. Last year family labor made up nearly 90 per cent of the total labor force, compared to only 75 per cent in the pre-war year of 1941. Therefore, planning- work on farms will .make available much family labor when needed. The 2nd period of potential Jabor difficulty affects people as groups.. Farm folks may rnafcc sure other jobs do not pile up on top of the harvest jobs which are urgent and immediate. School youth, used last year for farm labor, gave satisfactory help with a little training. They can help meet the labor need again thi- year, he concludes. tions of the country that we miss our windmills. * ¥ * "A great deal is being said nowadays about the possibilities of regional or sectional writing as a medium of literary expression. In America it is our aim as writers to use this medium not for the purpose of exalting our own particular section of the country as against another section; but to init us more closely together as a nation. America is so great, so vast, so tremendous, that in writ- ng about it, one must concentrate upon the segments which make up :he whole, rather than dwell upon :he composite whole. For only in ;his way shall we learn to understand its moods and purposes, its beauties and significances.- * * ¥ "The windmill may well be recognized as » symbol of midwest- ern life and culture. It has played a very vital part in the development of this section of the country, and is deserving of a saga all its own. ' "Therefore, we give you a good subject to write about: The windmill. Why not try it out for your next essay iii English class. Try it out and make your teacher sit up and take notice. Forget for a while the juvenile delinquencies you are faced with, the parental restrictions that irk you so; the thousand and one subjects that you might interest yourself in. The windmill will give you a sweet, spiritual lift. * * * "Icicles have been few this winter, and consequently are desirable because they are rare. Have you ever looked at the rising sun through the prisms of an icicle? Or the setting sun? If you. haven't, please do." SELL US YOUR HIDES WOOL Also "Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEM Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. We Pay HIGHEST PRICES for ·Poultry ·Eggs ZANIOS PRODUCE Phone 1210 704 th Sr. S. W. ing Time FARM BUREAU NEWS FOOD FRONT ALERT PLANNED Cerro Gordo Leaders to Meet Monday Eve Speakers and leaders who will conduct community meetings in Cerro Gordo county during the State Food Front Alert week, March 6 to 11, will meet at the Y. M. C. A. in Mason'City the evening of March 6. The war food program is sponsored by the war food administration in Washington, D. C., and the local educational program was planned jointly by Clarence Ulum, chairman of the AAA; Marion E. Olson, county extension director; Ernest Buss, committeeman, and S. A. Mathre, president of Cerro Gordo county Farm Bureau. The program was planned to emphasize the war food drive with special emphasis on the methods of production which includes seeds and sanitation and anything that can be done to help meet the pro- dacfion goals that have been set for the county. More than 140 neighborhood leaders are assisting in this program in addition to 32 speakers who will participate and help lead the program during Food Alert Week. "Every farmer in Cerro Gordo county wants to produce the limit of his capacity in '44," declared Mr. Olson. "Every farmer must plan his work and make his preparations now by adopting the most successful methods'in use and by co-operating with his neighbors. This year we may have less labor." Recently at the kick-off meeting which was held at Ames, A. t. Loveland, chairman of the state AAA, made the statement that this is the year that will require the co-operation of every man in the community to meet our production goals. "It will also be necessary to expand and co-operate in the use of machinery," Mr. Lovelaud staled. "As we look ahead in our program, we should look at the boys who are fighting on the bat- tlelronts." He stated that "we have been doing a good job but we must do a job still better in 1944." Spray in Early Spring to Control Insect Scale on Fruit Trees Oyster shell scale and San Jose scale, 2 scale insects which are injurious to lo\vn fruit trees, may be controlled by spraying with lime- supluhur or a miscible oil, according to County Extension Director Marion E. Olson. Fish oil-soap solutions or kerosene emulsion-also give satisfactory results for the San Jose scale. Harold Gunders, Iowa State c o l l e g e extension entomologist recommends spraying b e f o r e April 1 while the trees are still in the dormant state Mr. Olson says. Oyster shell scale lives on hardy shrubs, lilacs and fruit trees such as apple and pear. It generally retards and stunts the growth. Infested trees bear a crusting o£ brown or grayish long, bent scale which is wider at one end than at the other. Infestation by San Jose scale is indicated by roughened bark, covered with scurf beneath which pouch-liko yellow insects may be found. Bulletins are available at the county extension office and may be obtained by either writing or calling the office. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE Rtchland beans for sale: Dan McArthur, Mason City, Rt. 4; Wm. P. Eno, Sheffield; Sam Kennedy, Clear Lake; W a l t e r Boehlje, Sheffield; Fred O'Harrow, Rockwell; Melvin Hawke, Sheffield; A. P. Axise, Ventura. Manchu beans for sale: Wm. Poppen, Mason City, Rt. 3; Lynn Hubbard, Clear Lake; Harold Bakehaus, M a s o n City, Ht. 1- John Byl, Mason City, Rt, 1. Boone oats for sale: Ed Mathre Mason City, Rt. 3; John M. Stevenson, Mason City, Rt. 3: Ralph Dunn. Mason City, Rt. 3; Dan McArthur, Mason City, Rt. 4: \Vm Poppen, Mason City, Rt. 3; Elmer Krause, Nora Springs. Tama. oats for sale: Melvin Evans, Mason City, Rt. 3. Control o a t s for sale: M. W. Sprole, Mason City. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS President '. ....... Ed 'Mature, Mason City Vice President, Melvin B. Hawke. Sheffield Secretary ...Willard Fulghum. Mason City Treasurer ....... Wayne wojford, Ventura HOME FKOJTECT OFFICEES LJncoIn Boys' Miaib'ciita m ...................... Willard Fuluhum TOWKSUIP 'DIEECXQBS James P. Hansen, Jr Ernest Kate Russell Blstllne TM" s · - - ............. Clem GorkowsM Clear Lake .......... William Amcna J-" 1 * ................. Robert P. Findson Ias ° n ................... Melvin Evans P°;"»id ................. .'...Wade Piles "n'on ·; ................. Dewey Howe)] Mount Vernon .......... Harold Aileman g aln .................. ...... Joe Cahll) H*TM" ................ Richard Thompson Sr . \V ............... Richard James Pleasant Valley .......... Cartel BJce Geneseo .................. Melvin HaxvUe Dougherty ................. Tony Larson County Extension Director . . . . ..... _ ..... " . . - Marion E. Otson County Home Economist ....... r ^, t . - · ........ ' Lucille Buchanan OfftCB Assistant ..... Genevieve M. Smith rOWNSUIP HOME PROJECT C1IAJHMEN Grant .............. Mrs. Roltin Cuscomb Lincoln -- ........ iirs. Edwin Ooescher Lime. Creek ....... .Mrs. Russell BLstlinc £f !ls - , ............... Mrs. J. H. McNitt Clear Lake .......... Mrs. Tom Spillman ................. Albs Alma Tokle n · ............. Mrs. Melvin Evans Portland ............ Mrs. Milton Ferrier union ............... Mrs. Dewey Howel) Mount Vemon ......... i!r s . Al Carstens J*»TM ................ Mrs. Ray Harris g";TM ............... Sirs. Ben Hilzhusen n, r ' mcs . · : , - · · · · ......... ""· RE - J =roes Pleasant -VaHey ....... Mrs. Bill Ames S* 110 ?TM ............... Mrs. Frank Kirk Dougherty ............... Mrs. R. V. Gast MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Coll Us *or Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges Oept. ot Agriculture License No. 42 PLAN TO RAISE EGG PRODUCTION Better Breeding Asked to Boost Average The poultry flocks of Iowa have done a good job oJ producing poultry and eggs, but it is well known that more eggs could be produced with fewer birds. The average hen in Iowa last year produced 124 eggs, which is below the national average of 127 eggs. This is a considerable increase, over previous years, but there is still room for improvement. Part of the problem of securing more e/jes per bird can be met hy keeping better quality birds. E«.g production Is inherited and the elimination of poor producing strains is the first step in improvement. This must be followed by obtaining better bred birds and then giving them the best possible care and feeding. ^ In this connection many of the hatcheries in Iowa are participating in the national poultry improvement plan which has been developed to assist the poultry industry in placing itself upon a more sound and efficient basis. This is being accomplished throu'h the use of better birds in breeding flocks. The work of selecting, testing and inspecting of hatchery supply flocks is done by agents who" are required to undergo a period of training and pass certain examinations. Hatcherymen, breeders and .flock owners participating in the plan are required to keep their premises and equipment in a sanitary condition. All breeding birds used must be of a standard breed and variety. These birds are selected individually for .vigor, standard bred and production qualities. Hatching eggs and chicks produced from Hocks operating under the national plan Your Chicks Depend on You Your baby chicks cannot get a "nature's perfect food" in mother's milk as your pigs, lambs and calves can. They must depend on your selection of feed for their start in life. Big Gain has this fact ever in mind in making Big Gain Chick Starter and Grower. It is made to supply just the things the chicks need to build strong, vigorous bodies and become profitable chickens It is palatable, easily digested and the best in quality. Many poultry raisers will use no .other. BE AS CAREFUL IN SELECTING Y O U R C H I C K STAHTER AS YOU WERE I N S E L E C T I N G Y O U R CHICKS. Ask your dealer for Bis Gain Chick Starter and Grower. Farmer's Inc. Co-Op Society, Hurley. , H e j l i k Feed and Produce, Rockwell. J. A. Sutton, Plymouth. · ··-·^·^^··^··········^^·^·^·^·M Right Now Is the Time to order QUALITY CHICKS from our own blood tested record egg producing flocks. Order some of the cheap in price Leghorn Cockerels for your early broilers. Chicks priced right to.suit all good poultryrnen. We can supply your CHICK NEEDS in the following: Starter Scratch Grains Ail Mash Growing Mash Husky Scratch Charcoal Cod Liver Oil in Bulk Chick Grit Broiler Grit Pilot Brand Chick Oyster Shell 500 Size Electric Brooders Iowa Master Breeders 215 So. Federal Mason City You Couldn *t Choose Wiser Than a . . . If you really need a Range, w« can hefp you apply for o Purchase Certificate from the Ration Board. Ana" we can show you the Range with a reputation ·h u! n i«T,l?S erformane * f o r °ver3 generaliont -the MAJESTIC Range! Get a MAJESTIC-the Range you ve always w an(e d-NOW! Ask 05 for details. BOOMKOWER HARDWARE 113 N. Federal 142 are identified by special terms which indicate. Ihe breeding stage and pullonim class of the product. All advertising must be approved by the official state agency, the Iowa Poultry Improvement Supervisory board. There are 4 progressive breeding stages (1) U. S Approved, (2) U. S. Certified, (3) U. S. Record of Performance and (4) U. S. Register of Merit. Pullorum disease has taken a heavy toll each, year through chick deaths, lowered egg production and reduced hatchability. Control is possible by making blood tests of the breeding birds and removing infected birds. Al! birds used in any breeding stage of the national plan must be blood tested. The plan provides 4 progressive pullorura classes each having successively higher requirements in the following order: (1) U. S Pullorum Tested, (2) U. S. Pul- lorum Controlled, (3) U. S. Pul- lorum Passed, and (4 U. S. Pul- lorum Clean. 12 Tuesday, Feb. 29, 1814 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Emergency Seed and Feed Supervisor to \ Be Here March iO Arthur J. Petit, field supervisor of the emergency seed and feed loans, will be at the county extension office, 213 Federal building, March 10 from D a. m. to 12 noon. _ Mr. Petit will be available to interview farmers who may need additional credit for this year's farming operation. This loan is made available through the farm credit administration of the U. S. department of agriculture to help provide any additional funds that may be needed to produce maximum farm crops for this season. NAME EDITOR Ames--Joyce Curley of Sibley has been named editor of the Iowa Jiomemaker, monthly student magazine of the home economics division at Iowa State college. In Belgium in 1919 meat sold for 52 a pound, eggs 51 apiece, and butter $2.50 a pound. When putting farm machines in shape tor the year's work, adjust working parts to compensate for normal wear. For example, out the cutter bar of the mower "in proper alignment. This will reduce the number of broken sickles. 1 PHIL R. SHEIMO 'AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience for 20 years. FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 619 POULTRY^ SUPPLIES E V E R Y T H I N G TO SPEED PROFITABLE PRODUCTION Farm-Master Chicks for Profit! Produced under the National Poultry Improvement Plan from TJ. S. Approved flocks Farm-Master chicks promise top profit Breeding birds individually hand selected by official State inspectors. Health tested and re-tested. Grow fast, leather quickly show extra resistance against disease! 2A Grade 1290 Per 100 16 25 IWickless- burner guaranteed 5 years! Large --holds 450 six-weeks-old chicks. Absolutely safe! Economical; burns about 3 gallons cheap fuel oil or kerosene daily. Double-drum type. Thermostat. Automatic draft regulator. 52-inch canopy. 6-gaUoa tank. Dry Insecticide LICE PEAT POWDER MOSS- POULTRY MIX 55 C 30 C $ 1 50 $ 1 29 Nan - poisonous to warm- blooded a n i- mals. Safe for d e l o u s i n g livestock and poultry. 5-lb. package. 95% p u r e ! S t a n d a r d poultry l i c e powder. 95% sodium fluoride, 5% other ingredients, 1 Ib. Replace only e v e r y s i x weeks! 50 Ibs. bag . . . 16 to 18 b u s h e l s . Keeps brooder house dry, sanitary! G u a r a'nteed p u r e . I n- creases growth and egg production where minerals and proteins a r e lacking in ration, balanced. 5 Ibs. Phone 803

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