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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1931
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 25 -1931 VIEWS OF I N T E R E S T T O F A R M E R S BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORP ' ' ' BETTER SCHOOLS BETTER SOCIAL LIFE^ NO THREAT FROM FARM COMBINES, STATES JENKINS Dispute Violent in Semi Dry Belt on Old Range, Says Editor. By AUTHOR H. JENKINS'. Editor,; The Farm Journal. Written for Central Press. There is a great deal .of dispub- , ing, and there is going to be much more hereafter, as to whether the one-family farm Is .played out. The dispute is particularly violent in the semidiry belt, where livestock ranges used to thrive--areas that are now mostly given over to wheat,, or not cultivated at all. Here the big corporation-ownefl farms are growing rapidly, and here state legislatures are being besieged to prohibit corporation ownership of farms, or to tax'them out coexistence. It is a very live question In these particular areas. But to nine out of ten farmers in the. country as'a whole, it makes no difference at all. Is Lazy Man's Paradise. ^ Wheat growing, as most people know, is as ··near the Iwy paradise as can be imagined. is one operation in getting the bed ready for planting ,and this can be done wholly by machinery. There is another operation in the summer or fall cutting and threshing the grain with machines. 'And then you are thru for the year. That you must realize, is not agriculture, or anything resembling agriculture. But It is a process tha.. is very nicely adapted to operation by a corporation. It needs land machines, and a limited supply of labor for a few weeks a year, and that is all No houses, no barns, no stables, no' storage, no livestock, net roads, no schools, no churches, and I might almost say, no brains. For these reasons, I am inclined to think that corporation wheat growing will survive the attacks on it in the legislatures of the states. It has a certain amount of economic soundness, provided the grain can be sold at a price that will yield a profit And institutions that are economically sound will usually manage to hang on, even when socially Worthless. J.k- A ' W #Bl^ Agriculture. · ' ' : · --%.7fBut lei-ifie repeat' ag-alaf-rrucli-a IproBess of machine conversion of water and chemicals into wheat is not agriculture. Agriculture has for ita object, or ought to have, the maintenance of the largest possible number of intelligent, prosperous arid happy American families in home ! in the country. Corporation wheat growing has no idea of any such thing. There are, of course, other kinds of corpof atio'n farming, and we shall tear more" of.these hereafter, too. Some of them shgw much promise* because they are built around the correct principle of maintaining the farm family on the farm. But no one need fear that the wheat cor- GOOSE LAKE TODAY Goose Lake Peat Bed Is Uncovered by Drainage Deposit at Least 1,200 Years Old Is Composed of Moss and Sedges. By ABTHUK PICKFORD. Just north And west of Fertile 13 an extensive peat bed known locally as Goose Lake. The name suggests the principle use that has been made of the lake, or swamp, for no one knows how many centuries, until a few years back when a drainage ditch let a lot of the water escape and an extensive peat bed was discovered. It has perhaps an area of a square mile. On a part of the old lake area there la now a truck,garden called Fertile Acres where potatoes, celery, onions and other vegetables grow luxuriantly. Recently, another use for peat has been found. Greenhouse operators are troubled by a fungus which develops in the warm, moist air of the conservatory. It attacks the newly sprouted plant and the tiny shoots die. , Used to Fight Fungi. It has been discovered that ground peat, sprinkled over the surface of the seed bed, prevents this by the slight acidity of the peat. Ground peat is also fine for lawns dressing- to assist in forming humus. It is also used in poultry houses a a litter for young chicks, and ; there am -oilier "Usea'Tvhicto' hea-caus ed" tins' Colby company to erect a grinding plant, shown in the cut, on former Goose Lake. The peat is dug with a tiling spade and stacked up to dry for a year before it is ground. Peat Six Feet Thick. The peat is about six feet deep and no doubt fills what was once a lake bed. The. peat beds of Iowa occur in the area covered by the Wisconsin glacier which was the last one to invade Iowa. . In the geological'survey of Iowa it is stated that the maximum growth of peat Is not faster than one foot iu 200 years, which would caiTthreatenTg"ricui- P«t the age of the Goose Lake bed at not less than 1200 years and probably much longer. It' has been mde partly from mosses but largely from sedges and plants that grow In still water but the bulk o'f the plant above the water line. FLOYD FARMER'S PROJECTS SHOW MUCH VARIATION Service Company Formed; Boys Plant Trees; Women Landscape Homes. The Floyd County Farm Bureau Service company, incorporated under the state laws of Iowa, completed its organization Friday and will be ready, to serve Us patrons soon. Arrangements are being completed for the installation of bulk tanks in Charles City. Additional bulk stations will be installed in other towns in the territory served by this company as the. membership and business warrants.; Further information in regard to this company can be had from the Farm Bureau office, from the directors or from A. F. Burnham, who has been chosen for manager. Landscape Farmsteads Twenty-five farm women drew plans of their farmsteads and re- BUTLER COUNTY FARM ACTIVITIES SHOW VARIATION Calves Sold'; Yards Cleaned; Bureau Meets; 4-H Club Makes Plans. " Herman Essman and John Lupkes inspected the seven calves which they recently sold to members of the Junior Farmers cluls and they are 'well satisfied with their appearance and the way they.are being fed. If 'one travels the country, roads it is evident that barnyards arc cleaner than usual of fertilizer pllRa and meadows are henefitted by the mulch. . Bureau Holds Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the Coldwater township ,Farm Bureau held last week In the schoolhouse in No. 9 was so largely attended that the schoolhouse would not hold them. A good lunch waa served after the meeting. The program was in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Chrin Hanken and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Van Horn. H. S. Hunt has a peat bed which produces as fine peat as that which is being shipped in as litter for brooder houses. He plans to prepare some and 'offer it for sale. 1 Club Committee Entertains. The girls 4-H club committee held a meeting at the county agents office last Friday and discussed plans for Rally day in June and Achievement day in August. The committee will entertain the club leaders nl a luncheon at the home of Mrs. John Mulllns on Friday March 27. It has been necessary for miss Allie Mae Smith, home project leader, to go to Rochester, Minn., so that lesson No. 5 can not bo given HEREDITY COUNTS The two pigs shoivn above were sired by the same boar and farrowed by different sows. Both pigo were handled and .fed in the same way arifl were healthy sis shown by post-mortem examinations. One. pig weighed 151 pounds, while the other weighed 242 pounds at 188 ' days of age. These pigs show the varying ability o£ different sows to . produce pork, according to animal husbandry specialists in the extension service. , lowan Claims Planes, aa projected, but Mrs. William Stacy will take up that on April. 21. The iarticular lesson ate of Achieve- tiire in general. Outside its own territory, and producing anything other than wheat or one or two other simple products, it wil shrivel and die. Hog Vaccination School Held. CLARION, March . 25.--Eighteen farmers attended the hog vaccination school at the courthouse. Dr. Simuelson of Quimby, conducted the school. Getting Up Nights Tf Getting TIP NleMfl, Backache, frequent day calls, Les Paina, Narv- ousnesa, or Burning, due to functional Bladder Irritation, in acid conditions, makes you feel tired, depressed and discouraged, try the Cyatex Teat. "Works fast, starts circulating thru the system in IB minutes. Pralaed ny thousands for rapid ana positive action. Don't give up. TryCyatex (pronounced Slsa-tex) today, under tho Iron-Clad Guarantee. Must Quickly allay theae condition*, Improve restful sleep and enerayi Or money back, SOLD 1 BY BRADY DRUG CO. BABY CHICKS and Custom Hatching PHONE 1339 Peerless Hatchery 404 S. Federal Mason City FOR SALE Purebred Hereford Bulls All serviceable age. 3 miles east of Chapin. L. M. CROM Hampton, Iowa FARM THIEVERY TO BE DISCUSSED Meeting of Farmers and Others to Be at Courthouse March 31. A general meeting (or farmers and anyone interested in law enforcement and the stopping of farm thievery will be held at the Cerro Gordo courthouse at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, March 31. Methods of identification of livestock and how to procure Information will be discussed" and a definite active campaign to stop petty thievery will be outlined. Plans for the meeting were developed at a meeting of'Cerro Gordo county -farmers who are' interested in law enforcement and had been troubled with thievery of ducts such as hogs, cattle and poultry. Petty thievery is quite common and thousands of dollars worth of farm property are stolen annually, according to Sheriff Q. E. Cress who spoke at the meeting. Sells Interest to Partner EMMETSBURG, March 25. A.'H. Schiutsmeyer has disposed of his interest in the dry goods firm of Schiutsmeyer and Jahn to his partner, A. J. Jahn, and will open a new dry goods and readjr-tb-wear store In Waverly as soon aa fixtures and stock can be procured. Mr. Schultsmeyer and Mr. Jahn purchased the stock and fixtures of J. H. Knoblauch here nine years ago. ceived instruction for remodeling from a landscape architect last week;who was.brot to the county ' By'' tBe^j'iftyd" county'Farm" Bureau. This work waa made a part of the women's work carried on b y ' the Farm Bureau this year for the first time. From the interest manifested by the different women, there is quite a probability that a regular course in farm landscaping will be put on in the county another year. Professor Johnson, a landscape architect from the college met with the women of the organization last fall at which time definite plans for plotting their farmstead and holding the follow up meetings this spring were made. Mr. Johnson endeavored to give suggestions la rearrangements not only to aid in the beauty of the farmstead but In a way that would not add greatly to the expense of the project. Beautiful and pleasant surroundings will add greatly to the happiness of any farm family. ' Additlohal information concerning suggestions made by Mr. John-, ·son may be received from any'' of the leaders who have been attending the home project training schools. Olub Boys to Plant Tree As a part of the general 4-H club program this year, the club committee has included a "plant a tree" campaign among 4-H club members. With a rapidly decreasing number of trees, especially around the farmstead and the woodlot, it was thot by the club committee that this would be a very worthwhile project for' each boy to carry. Not only will the club boy be helping to increase the number of desirable trees around the farm but he will also receive very valuable instruction in regard to planting and care of the young tree. Arrangeemnts have been made to obtain six to eight foot elm trees from,the Sherman Nursery company at cost. E..M. Sherman, president of the Sherman Nursery company, has made the offer to provide these treea for the boys at actual cost. Arrangements will be made to procure the trees at a definite time so that all boys may come to the nursery and get their trees, as well as instructions for planting. Hogs Do Not Mix Well COUNCIL BLUFFS, March 25. (!p)--Airplanes and hogs have no mutual understanding, in the opinion of Herman Dittmier, farmer near Avoca. Planes flying low over his farm, Dittmier avers, have thrown consternation into his hogs, many of whom have become ill from fright. On one occasion, he relates, the animals were in the barn when a plane passed overhead. The hogs piled up nine deep against the barn door, he said, and two of them were killed. SEED CORN TEST PAYS THIS YEAR, SAYS SPECIALIST late Picked Material Varies From 65 to 95 Per Cent in Iowa. AMES, March 25.--Late picked seed corn in Iowa is germinating 65 to 95 ger cent; early picked aeed ia running from 85''to 100 per cent in germination testa. The foregoing are the results of teats on corn from 10 counties which are carrying, on the corn disease project in co-operation with the Extension Service of Iowa State college. The seed tests were made in the college lab oratories at Ames. Most of the samples which showed low germination tests were affected with dry rot, and it was the dry rot diseases that caused the low germination, believes R. H. Porter, extension plant pathologist. In view of the tests which have been made, Porfter urges all Iowa farmers to run a general germination test on their seed corn. Pick 100 Bars. V test which; is recommended to get an index of the viability of the seed is to pick at random 100 earn and take 6 kernels "from each of these ears. Test these and if the germination runs 95 per cent or better, an individual ear test is not necessary. In years past the experiments conducted have shown that corn which germinates 95 strong and only 1 or 2 kernels dead out o£ each 100, if treated with a good commercial dust, will yield practically as much as corn which has been select- Be Buried on Friday AMES, March 25.--Funeral services for Dr. L.- H. Pammel, professor emeritus of botany at Iowa State college, who ( died Monday ettroute to Ames from California will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon 'at the St. John's Episcopal church, Ames. Burial will be in the college cemetery. Dr. Pammel was 20 years a senior warden and day reader fo r the church where the,services will be held. Years ago he was instrumental in the establishment of the college committee of the department of religious education of the Episcopal church 'and of the national student council of the church. Due to his interest in religiou work among college students, Iowa State college was selected as the seat of the first student center o: the Episcopal church. . Dr. Pammel was also a leader am friend of foreign students on the Iowa State campus. At one time hi was national president of the Cos mopolitan club, an organization fo college foreign students. The supreme court has upheld th liquor law again. The country " pretty well convinced, now, aa the quality of the law. But some thing should be done about th One of the cheering signs of the times is found in the large number of aspirants who fail to pass examinations for admission to the bar.--- ment day baa also been postponed. CHAIRSARE MADE LIKE NEW H o m e Furnishing G r o u p ^Meets With Mrs. Harold:- Boston Transcript, Witt for School. Twelve women, who are acting as leaders for Rock and Cedar townships, Mitchell county for the second year home furnishing 1 project, met with Mrs. Harold Witt in district 5 of Rock township for an' all day training school. The subject of the lesson was slip covers for furniture and Miss Irmn Garner of Ames was in charge. She is an extension specialist on -home furnishings. .' Two old chairs were . changed from a delapidated state to one fit for a place in any modern home. The leason also touched on the selection of material, colors and the result was so pleasing that'the women departed determined to try what could be done with some of the things which had been consigned to the attic.- The next meeting will be on April 10 at 'the homo of Mrs. Carl Field in Cedar township and the subject will be "Househojd Linen" arid its 1 ! isourpnce the best ade ed by individual ear tests. Individual ear test entails much work. Should Give General Test. No farmer should plant seed corn which he hasn't given at least a general test, Porter says. But regardless of whether the seed shows 100 per cent germination or lower, it pays to treat the seed be for a planting with one .of the good commercial dusts on the market. Thesa may be purchased at practically any drug store and cost only about 3 or 4 cents for enough to treat tho seed to plant an acre. They may increase the yield anywhere from 2 to 20 bushels. A circular which describes testa made with seed corn dusts and which tells how to apply them may be had by writing to the college at -Ames.--..:,'; ;.-_.· -'··· ..,:.,.' .-.· . G H !|jj)W " row '^Pushing Pigs" to peak markets pays. V/ayne !8% Pig Meal insures cheap; -_ lijnick growth; and builds healthy, Jong.! _: big-boned, evetily muscled Kogs. Wayne! A0% Hog Supplement is the_mosc) economical balancer, for. corn/ 7 Cerro Gordo Farmers Co, 500 3rd ST. N. E. PHONE 270 At Our Display Rooms The Row Crop Track Type Tractor WE SMOKE MEATS WANTED! LIVESTOCK G GRUPP'S PACKING HOUSE Borne-Made Bologna Phono 23 401 So. Federal WJ. Murphy Livestock and Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange for lour Spring Date Now. Sale Phone 1917 . Mason City; Iowa «« Baby Chicks Custom Hatching Simplex and Newton Brooders Vitaline Starter Peerless Hatdiery PHONE 1339 404 S. Fed. Mason City RAY R. BOGARDUS Drainage Engineer and Surveyor Mason City, Iowa. Golden King Seed Corn Unparalleled ^ EIGHT YEAR OFFICIAL RECORD FOR Maturity, Yield, Quality Reduced Prices WRITE OR CALL WILLIAM McARTHUR, Mason City, Iowa SEE THESE FEATURES 'Drawbar horsepower 10 Belt horsepower... 14 SpeeclH, miles per hour First 2.0 Second ...'. 2.C Third S.6 Reverse .... 2.1 Weight, apprnx 4601) Ilia. Traclt width B In. Gauge (center to cnntar nf tracks) . 44 In, Clearance, from face at track shoes 32 in. We are now showing the new "Caterpillar" Tea Row Crop Tractor. It gives you the steady power, depend-i ability, endurance and sure traction for which "Caterpillar" is renowned, plus the added advantage of twenty- two Inch clearance for two crop cultivation. i Here's a tractor that does year 'round work on the farm. A. tractor to whip tho soft spots without harmful packing or · wasteful slipping. A tractor with positive steering and tremendous power to pull heavy hook-ups. A tractor that rides In a beeline over your growing plants without touch- 4 ing them because of its twenty-two inch clearance. NOW, before you start working in the fields this year, get the facts about this new, Ingeniously adapted model of the already famoua "Caterpillar" Ten Tractor. The High Clearance "Caterpillar" Ten Tractor at o:ir show rooms. Come in any time and look it'over. Gibbs-CockTVactor Equipment Co. Mason City, Iowa 125 N. Jackson Ave. CATERPILLAR KEG. O. S. PAT. OFF. T R A C T O R Orange Barinerj Steel Posts arel extra strong --built with a heavy bcclr bone that offers greoi strength. The large slit-wing anchor plate anchors the post lika a rock--and 1h« clamp- so easy to attach goer i around the post o n e draws fence wire into notch on face. Any or all fenci wires can be attached [us! where they cross the posfjj ' SEVEN CLAMPS FREE WITr$|| EACH POST. MOORE MOORE, In 629 South Federal Ave. Phone (

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