Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 25, 1931 · Page 15
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1931
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MARCH 25 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS BETTER. ROAtic *»*»*I»*J*»fc/ BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD PULSE OF THE FARM By ARTHUR PICKFORD The editor was a guest of tb Cedar township, Mitchell county farm bureau at its monthly meet mg at the Andrew Hansen home March 17. The roll of members in eludes 36 families. · The locality is far enough re moved from any town so that i is able to develop a really rura atmosphere in its meetings. Every one comes, from grandparents to babes in arms. There is a pro gram planned for the year with committees named to make all at rangements for the details.* of the program and for the refreshments which inevitably follow. ' ' ' There is a local orchestra of three violins, cornet and piano which rendered some creditable numbers Everyone , sings when the piano strikes up the, old familiar tunes that we all know and love. The busl- ness part of the meeting: was handled with neatness and dispatch and we got the impression that this group was getting a lot of good from the social side of Farm Bureau work. One of the women leaders of the training school work in home furnishings, exhibited a chair which they had upholstered at their last meeting, which was fit to go into any farm home and which brought out much favorable comment. I was talking with a farmer last week who freely admitted that he made more in 1930 than in 1929 I've got 1,000 bushels more corn than I expected and while corn is relatively cheap, I don't have to sell it. I'll feed it into something that will pay me elevator can.' more than the , In the farm page of the Kossuth i County Advance, W. J. Payne says: In one day last week we found four farmers who voluntarily said Y they were getting ahead in spite of these hard times, when so many t claim losses. ;. One farmer, however-, was grouch- ;j Ing: "Why," he said, "we are so ;.,- dog-goned poor we have to shoot .H crows for meat, and we haven't ! spent a cent for anything but debts :· ·· all winter!" Then came a gleam \n \r". his eye as he looked sidewise out of l\ bushy eyebrows, an* he added, "But if; I ifast paid that bank receiver $2,900 5;^, and he can't be writing letters to me i 'jany more." :!{··]· .WHY TIMBER IS NOT .-./"PLANTED IN IOWA Arbor-day will soon be here but · · ·-----./· 11 «* bjuuu, uc lie it? XJui trees will be planted for beauty and i shade»nly. s Miles ; of hedeerow trees have been cut down and grubbed out because the owner conld not afford to grow them. A man near West Union recently cut down a white oak tree, the butt end of which made four posts. Altogether he made ten posts out of the tree. The rings oh the butt end showed if to be 60 years old. After he had put his labor into the tree trunk the posts were worth 15 cents each or ?1.50 for the product of the land the tree shaded. This was an income of two and one- half cents a year. THE WEATHER AND CALENDAR AGREE March 21 finds many farmers tn the field working up sod and cutting up cornstalks and occasionally one has seeded oats. The one thing that all are agreed on is the need of an all day, gentle rain and 100 pounds of black soil will hold about 50 pounds of water. FORECLOSURE CASES SHOW FARM CONDITIONS Perhaps the truest barometer of the farmer's condition is the court proceedings. In Worth county an exchange says that ten of the 30 new cases filed are foreclosure actions and suits on notes and accounts corn- arise most of the remaining cases SHE FELL OFF A FARM! This story from Winrieshiek county is guaranteed to be all wool and a yard wide: Last week one of Jack Mullaney's cows was grazing on the side of the cliff out there where hills are hills and yawns are dangerous. The cow reached out for a nice juicy blade of grass at the edge of the Mullaney farm but it must have been a shamrock she saw in St. Patrick's coat apel; for she missed her footing md descended down, down, down on :o the neighbors land one hundred ·Teet below. She fell "off the farm " The cow was killed. HOW GOOD IS YOUR SEED CORN? Of the 22 ten ear seed corn sam- )les taken from different farms iround Lake Mills and tested by the qys at the high school, 15 germinated above 90 per cent, 5 germin- ued above 80 per cent, and 2 be- ween GO and 80. The average per cent germination for all samples was 86 per cent. The average farmer around Lake Mills who does.not ear test hia corn and throw out the poor ears will be saying a tax of 14 per cent on his 0 - rn . t ; ro P. for not finding,out which You can save money this year by feeding your Chicks M O R - G A I N AH Mash Chick Ration THE LOW PRICE WILL SAVE YOU MONEY. THE FEED ITSELF WILL INCREASE YOUR PROFITS. Codliver oil, Dried Buttermilk, Yeast and other pure ingredients in Mor-Gain All Mash .Chick Ration will make fast maturing, healthy chicks. Northwestern Distributing Co., Inc. ilUfi 9ni1 Cf AT IT St. N. E. Mason City, Joiva Phones 3G1 362 ears are poor. This kind of tax reduction begins at home. OUR CHANGING CLIMATE (?) Fifty-one years ago the Belmond independet reported that it was 51 degrees below zero; and a former Algona resident, now living in Auburn, N. Y. writes that in January, this year, soow fell on 22 days totaling 22 inches for the month and snow fell at Auburn on every day in February but one. The North Iowa farmer knows what that would mean to him. WILL CO-OPERATIVE FARMING SUCCEED? The North wood Index has this- A. G. Thurson o£ the Collins Farms company with headquarters at cedar Rapids says that his com- P an y will farm approximately 30 000 acres in Iowa in 1931 an increase of 5,000 acres over last year. 1ms company operates considerable land m Worth county; and has acquired two farms there within the past year, making a total of about 1,000 acres held- by them there. Mr. Thurson states the situation is not particularly bright for the gram farmer, but he is optimistic that enough savings can be made thru the handling of large acreage with power machinery to keep th° cost of production down and show r. fair profit. It is claimed that the Collins operations represent one of the outstanding ventures of its kind in the United States. Probably no other corn belt corporation farming enterprise has commanded so much attention. Their policy of removing fences and placing all the land of each farm acquired in one large tract on which grain is raised to the exclusion of corn raising and feeding of cattle and hogs ia considered by many as revolutionary in practice and the opposite of the program followed by the individual farmers. The result of their policy is awaited with interest A farmer who milks good cftwa showed me his milk sheet for two of his cows and the profit from each cow two yearn ago and last year. One cow's record showed that 409 pounds of fat two years ago gave a profit of $103.17 over feld cost- but last year 411 Ibs., of fat gave a profit of only $64.33. The other cow two years ago gave 415.8 pounds of fat and she paid a profit of $105 1Q- *£ o la ?u year witb a Production of 443.9 Ibs., she yielded a profit o« only $73.04. "But," said he, "I am staying by the milking game." LAND SALES IN HUMBOLDT A news item mentions sales of land In Humboldt county as follows- 2J40. acres,. ?38,400; 320 acres, ,$28,- ann. -.n/, acreSj $ 15|000; 160 acrea . . -- . 164.84 acres, $32,968, 100 acres 511,760. Near Bdstow the Rev. Mr. Beadle paid $100 an acre for an 80 aero tract known as the Hutchinson farm. In Greene county several farms have been sold in the last six months at prices ranging from S102 to $160 an acre. DON'T GET NERVOUS ABOUT SEEDING! An Osage paper has this: Roy Richards, living south of Osage on the Orchard road, has set down on the inside of the seede--- box cover the dates he started seed- Ing for the past 20 years and look- that only twice have the dates been that only twice has the dates been in March and the average date in is about the fourteenth. Here, are the dates as Mr. Rich" Has set them down: March 23 April 13, 1911; April 16 1912- BETTER SOCIAL LIFE BETTER SCHOOLS FARMERS GLEAN OUT OLD TREES Woodpile Is Again Becoming Common in Country Around Hampton. By \v. F. Bugbee. HAMPTON, March 25.--The old rashioned farm woodpile seems to have again come into fashion A person does not have to drive far m the country hereabouts to have that fact appear very certain Various reasons might be assigned to account for this tendency. Among them, the past winter has been very mild and the weather not disagreeable -for outdoor work, coal prices have been very little if any below the average and while wood mav not furnish quite as hot a fire as coal, not quite as hot a fire on the average, has been needed. Then, too, it is believed that the better class of farmers wish to clean the cluttered up wood lots tS remove most of the larger ilj- shaped and ugly growths alongside the highways, and to trim up the premises generally. At least that's the way it looks to a .passerby. This removal of trels of course has its effects on the highways. On the gravel and dirt roads, the sun can the more easily get in its work to dry the surface, and on paved roads snow is not so troublesome. But there's another side to this matter of trees. Whence shall come the supply of trees that will be needed on the average north Iowa farm 15 or 20 years hence Very very few are the new trees of native woods now being set out. At rare intervals--all too rarely--one sees a young grove, sometimes that prince of trees, the black walnut, but there should be more of them. ' April 13, 1916; (Did not sow any in 1917) March 27 IDlfi- IA919 . ; A P ril 18 - 1920; April April is, 1922; April 19 , pr 1923; April 14, 1924; April 30, 1923 Order Your Baby Chicks Now AT THESE LOW PRICES (Prices Subject to Change Without Notice) T i i,- Fer 10" Leghonis, Mmorcas, Heavy Mixed. § g 00 Rocks, Reds, Orpingtons ......... lo'oo Light Mixed · c ' nn ~ o.uu "Rehiember You Are Buying Accredited Baby Chicks" tn FREE With 500 Baby Chicks or j Brooder Stove One Real Farm Coaster Wagon Come in and see it. Peerless Hatefiery (PHONK issn · . _ . _ _ _ . _ ·* 404 SO. FEDERAL AVE. .and SA with one swallow of THQXINE SOLD BY HUXTABLE DRUG CO. OVER 100 BUSHELS PER ACRE IN 1926 AND 1930 In Cerro Gordo * County five acre yield contest. Was produced from Schumacher's Yellow Dent Corn. Has been among,the high varieties in state yield plot during past two years. Artificially dried Priced reasonable. R. G, SCHUMACHER Phone 60-1 Thornton, la. GRANT STRESSES IDEA OF SERVICE Community Organizations Turning to It More and More, Lions Told. The growing trend toward service m community organizations was described by the Rev. A. Raymond Grant of Vinton, governor of Iowa's Lions clubs, in an address- Wednesday noon before the local den. In a two months period, the former Mason City man pointed out, the Lions clubs of Iowa participated m more than 400 different varieties of community service. At Traer during a meeting of organization leaders, 78 activities were listed! In the course of his talk, Mr. Grant referred to the growing demands upon the time of the district governor and recommended a plan by which the district would be divided into- three divisions, with a governor for each, responsible for the administrative duties and a visit each year to every club within his territory. Reference was made by the governor to the position of leadership assumed by the Lions clubs of Iowa in the national "safety first" movement. He told of a safety program to be broadcast from the Waterloo radio station, this week Thursday night from 7:30 to 8 o'clock but in the future from 7 to 7:30 o'clock on Wednesday nights. With feeling Mr. Grant alluded to his original membership in the Maaon City Lions club, his lasting friendships in the organization and his gratitude for the part played by local Lions in his advancement in Liom'sm. District Deputy H. H. Matt of Usage was drawn into service as song leader, with Fred Shaffer playing, the accordion and Earl Dean the violin. Cub Burnham of Osage and John Francis Beck were other visitors. AT THE HOSPITALS Farm Sale Dates Claimed To 'Get Your Sale Date in This Column Just /111 mit cnupnn and mail it to the Globe-Gazette, wire of v. r. Write Plainly) Namn Town Date of Snle Mrs. A. V. Geddes, Hayfield, was admitted to Park hospital for examination Tuesday. Rodger Olson, 712 Washington avenue southwest, was dismissed from Mercy hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Miss Minnie Frank, 821 South Federal avenue, was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Tuesday. Master Wayne Eisenmann, Woden, was admitted to Park hospital for examination and treatment Tuesday. Mrs. Joe Castro, 814 Jackson avenue southwest, was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Tuesday. Mrs. W. S. Gibbs, Marvyl apartments, was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Tuesday. Mrs. HoIIis Folbrecht, Aredale was admitted to Park hospital for a major operation Tuesday. A. J. Criswell, Keister, Minn., was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Tuesday. He wns :ihle to leave the same day. Estelle Jean Lapiner, 125 Crescent drive, was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Tuesday She was able to leave the same day Alary Hanscn, 219 Vermont avenue southeast, . was admitted to Mercy hospital for a minor operation Tuesday. Billy Brown, Convith, was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Tuesday. RECEIV 15 STORE CLOSED By Order of the Receiver, Wednesday and Thursday for Remarking of Entire Slock. NR tBest ··· Trade Oftere You Do the Best W. A. WESTFALL. Receiver MASON CITY, IOWA Super-Values --in-DRY GOODS DRAPERY FABRICS WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES INFANTS' WEAR WOMEN'S COATS AND DRESSES SELLING STARTS Friday Morning, March 27th at 8 O'clock Store Complete and Resplendent with Colorful Patterns, Attractive Styles and Splendid Quality Spring Lines TRULY UNUSUAL!! iLEI! A store-wide selling event of super-values of interest to this entire community. Quality merchandise priced low. ,,.Its_Buymg Time^It's.SaYing__Time for You, Every department offers items of interest in new seasonable styles and patterns in First Quality only and at prices that mean substantial savings. Come, Consider, Compare with prices from anywhere. BUY at the Merchandise of Proven Worth Now on Sale An enviable record of 20 years' service to a discriminating clientele who demands the better type of merchandise lends emphasis to .the store name, "Sterling/' and the kind of merchandise carried by this store. Now on sale at quick selling prices. You'll find dependable values sure to please. Styles, patterns and workmanship that are certain to be satisfactory. ATTEND THIS SALE - SHOP HERE EVERY DAY SEMEN T Gleaned from every section of the store--such as broken size runs, odd lots, remnants, slightly soiled goods, also new, fresh, crisp merchandise at quick selling prices. You'll find many really remarkable savings opportunities BARGAINS IN THE BASEMENT SECTION A STEP BELOW IN PRICE. IT'S TRUE ECONOMY TO BUY at the "STERLING" DURING THIS SALE

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