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Wednesday, April 22, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 22 1936 THIRTEEN Better Social Life . . . Better Schools NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS .(THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR P1CKFORD), B e t t e r Farming . . . Better Roads HOG PRODUCTION IN DENMARK ON REDUCED QUOTA Reduction of 47 Per Cent Puts Industry on Sounder Basis. A reduction of more than 47 per cent in hog numbers by Jan. 1. 1935, and maintenance of production iri line with actual market requirements since that time have combined to place the Danish hog industry on a sounder economic basis than exists in any other important hog producing country in Europe, according to a report to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics from Agriculture" Commissioner H. E. Reed in Berlin. These developments are the result of measures adopted by the Danish government early in 1933 to meet a situation which made a reduction in Danish hog numbers imperative. The factors included: A marked increase in hog numbers, reaching an all-time record of 5,500,000 head on January 1,1932, un- remunerative prices as a result of increased Baltic and Dutch competition in the British market; and the imposition in November, 1932, of restrictions on the importation of cured pork into the United Kingdom, to which about 80 per cent of the Danish hog production was exported. Temporary relief was afforded in the last part of 1932 and early in 1933 by the imposition of a tax of 2 kr. (44 cents) a head on all hog slaughterings to be used in recompensing producers for losses sustained in selling hogs in the export market. A definite reduction program was put into effect on March 6, 1933. The objective of the new plan was to adjust hog production to actual foreign and domestic market requirements, to liquidate the 'nog surplus, and to maintain home market prices at British levels. Under it the government and the industry, acting jointly, fix one price to be paid for a given number of hogs and a much lower price for all others (surplus hogs); CLOSING OUT Farm Sale At the Oscar miles west and Arvld farm, 2 i/j mile north ot Ventura. Sale begins at 1 o'clock sharp the afternoon of Friday, April 24 HORSES, CATTLE MACHINERY, GRAIN Oscar Arvid USED MACHINERY 1--I. H. C. F-20 Tractor, like new. 2--1. H. C. 10-20 Tractors. 1--J. D. Model "D" Tractor. 2--Oil Pull Tractors, priced right. 2--Fordson Tractors. 4--DeLaval Separators. 2--J. D. "GP" Tractors. Good condition. Several Used Gas Engines, cheap. Several Good Disk Harrows. Horse drawn. Several g o o d Corn Planters. Several good Horses. Cerro Gordo Implement Co. Phone 444 115 Eighth St. S. E. I t " I T S E E M S T O M E A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views of Representative North Iowa Farmers and Farm Wives on Important Economic ond Governmental Questions of the Day By The Currans. your farm and Xell me about itock? Mr. Curran: We have 200 acres and we rent 120 acres nearby. Our arm is well fitted for a stock arm. There is a spring brook running near the farmstead. We have two silos and grow all the rough feed that we need. Some- .imes we buy some corn. We have 75 head of cattle, 120 head of Tarn- worth hogs, 20 Shropshire ewes and ambs and aeveu horses. We have a ractor to do the heavy field work and the belt work. While Herefords are not dual purpose cattle we get all the milk we leed by making some of the cows raise two calves and we milk the other cow. Did you always grow Herefords? Leigh: We used to raise the Red Polled cattle; but there was not a food demand for sale stock; so, ibout 20 years ago, we changed to he Hereford. 1 ) and for the last 10 years we have grown the Polled Uerefords. Every Hereford on the farm is a registered purebred and was raised on this farm. The number runs from 75 to 85 head. We have- exhibited at ie leading shows in this country and Canada. We have held the silver trophy for Premium American Exhibitor of our breed and have sold animals all over the United States. Two years ago we shipped a bull, raised on our farm to New Zealand and this spring another one went to South America. He left New York March* 19 and is due to arrive about this time. At the sale in Des Moines, in January, we topped with one bull and tied for second top with another. At the Northwestern Polled Hereford sale at LeMars, in March, we tied for top price on one consignment and the prices were highly satisfactory. We prefer the polled breed because they are made better by not having horns. In the south, where screw worm losses are great from dehorning, they want hornless cattle and they will pay more money for Polled Herefords of equal quality, than for those with horns. Being a newer strain, the Polls find it hard to compete with the horned cattle in the big shows but they are gaining un them. Practically all breeding cattle that are exported to South America Australia or New Zealand, are polled cattle and the demand is increasing-, so we are interested in them. Besides this, they are nicer to handle in stall or feed lot and as a beef breed, the Herefords command the highest price. . We find some good milkers in the breed. All our heifers raise their own calves and some give enough milk for two calves. We milk from S to 12 for our own use. Is your farm more fertile or less than when you came on to it 35 years ago? Mr Curran: More fertile. We sow legumes, have a large amount in »rass and we haul out all the manure I am in favor of the soil conservation plan and I think it will be satisfactory to farmers when they understand the program. I also think we are on the up- rade again as regards business and Do farmers, as a class, think well enough of their calling? Are many of them proud to be farmers? \s a class they do not; but some of them think well of their occupation. I think our children have not lost anything by being brought up on a farm They have all attended rural school and Mason City high school except the youngest who is now in eighth grade but will attend high A Farm Family JOHN L. CURRAN About a mile from Hanlord, as the crow flies, in section 5, Owen township, lives the Curran family, Mr. and Mrs. Curran and four sons and four daughters. The Currans came from Henry county, 111., to their present home in 1911. They were married in 1905, have always been farmers and like it. They have specialized in polled Hereford cattle. (Photo by Lock) Farm Loans 4%% INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT First National Bank Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation i'lLet .-inr gi jorsc ; jonfidi 8 Fi- M PI $1.00 Worth of OLD RELIABLE ACME plus Sow's Milk and Pasture (no corn) feeds each pig all the ACME he will eat until --3-- months of age, weans all pigs with the sow at --8-- weeks, retains the BABY PIG FAT, prevents the RUNTS and SET-BACKS. Pigs fed ACME weigh 65 to 90 IBs. at --3-- months. The BEST and Cheapest Ration You Ever Fed --TO RAISE GOOD CHICKS-FEED ACME CHICK STARTER; IT'S BEST Buy ACME FEEDS, Pay When Your Hogs Go to Market FOR SALE BY Mason City Acme Company 600 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 4000 school next year. The other three boys have attended Iowa State college at Ames. Blanche, the oldesl girl, attended Augustana college al Rock Island, and is now married and lives in Moline, 111. The other three girls have been to the State Teachers college at Ce dar Falls and are now teaching in this county. Leigh is farming with me on the home farm. Lester is with the ani mal husbandry department of thi University of Arizona and Benjamin has been at the college at Ames this winter. Is there anything that is in th power and control o[ farmers tha would make farm life better? Yes. More work with the Farm Bureau and more co-operation an better organization. What about the social life of you neighborhood ? Mrs. Curran: Our social life in eludes the Farm Bureau, which meets once a month at various farm homes in. the township. The entir family attends for program, discus sions and refreshments. We are also members of our loca P. T. A. which meets in Owen. No 3 schoolhouse and we arc interested in the P. T. A. in the neighborhood: where the girls teach. The young folks attend tht town ship 4-H club with Leigh as the township leader. All of the children have been, a some time, members of a 4-H club The boys have been members o Baby Beef clubs, purebred heife: clubs and corn clubs; the girls alst have been members of 4-H club* and Baby Beef clubs. After reachin; the maximum age for club worl they are now members of the Rura Young People's Forum, which meet twice a month. As a family, we are members o the Pleasant Ridge club and of thi Thrift club. These meet at th' homes of the members. At ever} meeting we have literary program and close with refreshments and social time. Looking backward, has farm lif been a satisfactory way of living t you? Yes. I like rural life. In man: ways it is independent. Whether i is in peace time or war time, in good years or in depression times the farmer is busy putting in hi time, providing the essentials of lif and building a home; doing his dut, to help feed the nation. In no othe occupation, can a family, large o small, work so well together to hel the welfare of the home. Farmers usually have gooc health, always something to ea plenty of fresh air and plenty o work, all of which are good. FARKlKE RAPID PROGRESS Lack of Rain in Southwes Counties Becoming Serious. DES MOINES, (.T)--C. D. Reed government meteorologist, repoi cd today that Iowa farmers mad rapid progress in their field worK FARM SHOULD BE RUN ON BASIS OF SOIL CONSERVING 'Jew Farm Program Is Not Cure-All Asserts Economist. AMES--The new farm program s not a cure-all, aserts Walter W. Vilcox. agricultural economist 'in he Iowa Farm Economist, quar- erly publication of the Iowa State ollege extension service, just pub- .shed. It is still up to the individual arrner to run his own farm on a oil maintenance basis, says Mr. Vilcox. The new legislation simply rovides a vehicle by which a armer can carry out certain soil- onserving practices more easily han before, since he gets paid for hem, he adds. There are many soil management jractices, in addition to the shift f a part of our acreage from soil epleting to soil conserving crops vhich need consideration by every arm operator, the economist says. 'The soil needs those cornstalks o decay and absorb the rains as .hey fall," Mr. Wilcox points out to .he Iowa farmer. "Is the farmer as :arefui as he could be in leaving dead furrows? Could he rearrange lis fences so that there would be ess farming up and down the hills and more around them? These in many cases are Habits which require nothing more than to be changed. "Perhaps you are maintaining crop yields with your corn, oats anc clover rotation even though you apply relatively little manure anc cut off all the clover for hay. Bu your organic matter is being grad ually depleted. And it is the organic matter in the soil which makes i absorb the rains. Do you realize that if you would plow under tha second crop of clover, if it has been inoculated, you would add about a much nitrogen and organic matte as the crop of corn takes out o the soil. "But you say you need this sec ond crop of clover for feed. That i where the new soil conservatio. will help. You can afford to rais more acres of grass with th awards it will provide. "Many of the problems associate with the utilization of more gras and less corn on Iowa farms wi vanish before they have arisen ' each farmer will plow under one fourth of his grass crop. If you ar operating an average Iowa farr you can increase your grasslan acreage by 25 to 30 per cent, and i you will use that grassland, as yo should use it, in the interests of soi conservation, you will have no problem of trying to compete with th western cattleman in the growin] of additional cattle. "Data is not available and opin ions are conflicting, but I leave i to your judgment as to how yield respond to such a system of so management. Where it is necessary to increase grassland by more than this amount to obtain a soil main tenance system of farming it wi' be necessary to increase cattl numbers somewhat to afford eco nomical utilization, "It makes a difference how yo utilize this grass land as to ho' much you reduce soil losses on you farm by increasing grass acreagi It makes a difference what crop you reduce when you increase you grass acreage, too. "You will accomplish a maximurr in soil conservation if you will re duce corn eacreage by as much more than you increase grass. Bu you will be reducing income muc less and soil losses on your farm t a considerable extent, if you shif a part of your small grain acreag to grass," he states. Ddco-Light Plants, Batteries and Parts Central Auto Electric Co. Next to Fire Station 25 First, St. S. W. Phone 494 during- the last week, but that lac of rain in the southwest counties ' becoming rather serious. "In these southwest counties" h said, "grains have not germinate well for lack of moisture. Some sox has been moved and seed blown ou of the ground by high winds. Th wind was so strong as to serious interfere with seeding, especially i light grass seed of which an unusu ally large acreage is being sown «n der the new soil conservation pro gram." The dry weather, however, he sal has made it possible to prepare better seed bed than usual for th small grains and grasses, and "oa and barley seeding was nearly com pleted in the southern two-thirds the state. "Plowing for corn," Reed contin ued, "has made excellent progres and has been nearly completed i some southern counties with a litt corn planted in Lee county." The meteorologist said the seaso generally still is about 10 days lat but said the below normal tempera tures prevalent much of the wee have held back the fruit crop, "mal ing it more and more likely it will escape a serious freeze." Further reports of chinch bugs were received from the southern counties, he said. Twin Colts--Marvel in Horsedom D ig Born With Three Eyes at Burlington BURLINGTON. (.-11--A pig born vith one forehead, three eyes and .wo perfect mouths and snoots, was killed by its sow at the Steve Smith farm near here. A case of twin colts occurs only once in 10,000 foals. Thai's why this pair, born March 17 at Slocliton, Cal., get their picture into the paper. The dam of the twins, Belgian colts, is Lucille, prize brood mare. The sire is Dr. Grotti, Jr., champion Belgian slalliun and winner of the Yscr cup sent to the United States by the king of the Belgians. (Central Press) FOR ARBOR DAY What plant we in this apple-tree? Sweets for a hundred flowery springs To load the May-winds restless wings. When, from the orchard row, he pours Its fragrance through the open doors; A world of blossoms for the bee. Flowers for the sick girl's silent room. For the glad infant sprigs of bloom, We plant with the apple tree. What plant we in this apple-tree? Fruits that shall swell in sunny June, And redden in the August noon. And drop, when gentle airs come by. That fan the blue September sky While children come, with cries of glee. And seek them where the fragrant grass Betrays their bed to those who pass, At the foot of the apple-tree. --William Cullen Bryant. Fire Destroys Garage. CLARKSVILLE -- The firemen were called to the John Dailey home Sunday evening by a blaze which destroyed the garage, but the car was not in it at the time. The Daileys live in tbe pioneer Joe Burton farm home three milea north- cast of town. MAINTENANCE OF FLAX ACREAGE IS BEING EXPECTED ^ayment of 20 Cents a Bushel on Normal Yield Is Proposed. Since flax Is an import crop, thp. AAA soil conservation program will not encourage shifting of lands out of flax production, H. R. Tolley, acting administrator of the agricultural adjustment administration, announced today. Payments In flax producers of 2f cents a bushel on the normal yield on their flax acreage allotments will be conditioned upon their having one acre of soil-conserving crops for each 5 acres of flax. These payments will be made on flax acreage up to a total for the United. States which, with normal yields, will produce 10 million bushels of flax. This is the 10-year average production for the years 1923-32. Although payments are based on the 10 year average production, this does not limit the amount of flax which may be produced, but only establishes a. budget limitation within which payments can be made. All acreage of flax produced by growers participating in the 193G agricultural conservation program will be eligible for payment. But if the total national acreage is more than enough to produce 19,000,000 bushels, then each producer's payment will be based upon his pro rata share of the acreage needed to produce the 19 million bushel average. NEW TYPE HORSE BEING PURCHASED Secretary of Iowa Horse Breeders Association Going to England. DES MOINES, (-T)--Harry Linn, secretary of the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders association, today announced plans for importing from England a breed of horses not now to be found on Iowa farms. Linn said he will leave for England May 8 to purchase a dozen or more head of Suffolk-Punch mares and three or four stallions. They will be obtained on order for Iowa stock raisers in different parts of the state. He has obtained a leave of absence from the association to make the trip, which probably will take several months. Suffolk-Punch horses, Linn said, are uniform in color--red chestnut --are short-legged, chunky and strong. They are popular as draft horses in England and should make good animals for Iowa farms, he said. The stallions weigh up to 1800 pounds and the mares from 1400 to 1600 pounds. Visitors From Duluth. RAKE--Homer Altizer and family of Duluth, Minn., were guests at the home of Mrs. Julia Kallestad Monday. WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 Sixth S. W. Dead Animals OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. ray Vhnnft Cnlls Each Wednesday on the Farm Page the Globe-Gaz.ette will print a list of "Sale Dates Claimed.'' If you are planning a sale, you are invited to use this Free Service. Simply send your name, and the time and place of your sale to the G'ohe- Cazette, attention V. C. Hicks. April 23--Public Auction Sale, 11 a. m., Lund Sales Stables, east edge of Mason City, April 23--Livestock Sale, 12 noon, Garner Sales Co., Inc., Garner, Iowa. April 24--Livestock Sale 1 p. m. Clear Lake Auction Co., Clear Lake. Iowa. April 25--Public, Auction Sale. 12 noon. Clear LaUe Grain Co., Clear Lake, Iowa. April 25--Horse Sale, I p. in- Clear Lake Horse Market. Clear Lake loiva. April 25--Livestock Marvel Sales Co., City, Iowa. April 25--Horse and Mule Auction, Man-el Sales Co., Woh- ster City, Iowa. April 26--Horse and Cattle Sale, 11:30 a. m., \\. J. Murphy Sales Corporation, Charles City, Iowa. April 28--Public Farm Sale 1:30 p. m., Karl Kraus, \' t mile north of Klcmmc. Iowa. Auction, Webster arm ought to have this MODERN ,, . . ITPAYSIORITSEZF IOOK «T THESE BIB BLECTROLUX ADVAtfTHCES: a No mowug parts to mxt 9 Lasting efficiency 6 Continued low running cost O fullest food protection a Every worthwhile convenieno 9 Savings that pay for it e Araitabte in 4 family sizes READ WHAT NELLIE M. CUNZ OF SEATON. ILL., WRITES: "1 hue had my kerosene Elcctrotai one yen and J would not uke anything for it if r could not set another. 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