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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Hogs Killed on Farms at New Peak By WILLIAM FERRIS CHICAGO, (/P) -- Increasing interest is being shown among livestock o b s e r v e r s in the amount of hogs being butchered on the farm. ' The extent of farm butchering is something of a mystery, with no reliable statistics available, and the amount of locker space which is utilized to store meat is also unknown. Livestock men. however, think both farm butchering and utilization of storage space is very much greater than last year. Actually, farmers are restricted by the office of pi-ice administration in their butchering. Presumably, t h e y can slaughter no more hogs for sale to others this year than they did SELL US YOUR and FUR Also. Your . , . Scrap Iron and Metal Carl Stein Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. BIG SAVINGS FOR YOU Wm. Alters SALE CLOSING OUT ALL MEN'S WEAR AND FURNISHINGS GORDON FERGUSON O'COATS os low as $16.95 MARX MADE SUITS Reg. to $32.50 $24.50 100% WOOL GORDON MADE LLAPACA O'COATS Reg. $39.00 $27.50 SUEDE LEATHER JACKETS $6.95 HEAVY SB? $1.29 Wm. ALTER 107 So. Federal in 1941, aJthoach there is no similar limit upon the number they may slaughter to obtain meat for their own use. Regardless of restrictions, livestock men are convinced that farm butchering has reached levels not obtained for many years. Similarly, they believe that country refrigerators are jammed with meat which owners have-placed there for safekeeping. This belief is supported not only by what trade observers hear from producing territories, but also by official statistics on arrivals at meat packing centers. Although the spring pig crop was 25 per cent larger than in 1941, hogs coming to slaughter this fall have expanded over last year only moderately. Trade interests see in the situation growing possibilities oÂ£ black market operations and bootlegging of meat. City people, it is contended, could go out la the country, buy a hog and have it butchered on the farm, and then place the meat in country refrigerated lockers. Thus they could circumscribe the meat shortages in retail outlets. DIG DEEP Little Kay Is Favorite All Around Fall Pigs Need Care to Make Rapid Gains Fall pigs must have careful management and a balanced ration if they are to make efficient and rapid gains during the winter months. C. C. Culbertson, Iowa State, college animal production spe-1 ciah'st, reports that one ot the most common mistakes that Iowa farmers make is to allow the hogs to run in the stock fields-after the weather gets bad. Under these conditions the hogs, are likely to run off more fat than they can gairi from (he scanty amount of feed available. Hogs will make a more rapid gain and be ready for market sooner when they are kept in a dry lot where they have free access to a self-feeder and to water. Good bedding and a shelter which is free from alfalfa are also essential, for winter hog feeding. Over-crowding should be avoided by feeding smaller bunches of hogs during tlie winter months than are fed in more favorable weather. Little Kay Frances Curran, 3 year old daughter of Mr. andlfrs.' L e m - r s favonte with everyone and especially with William Poppen on whose lap she is sitting in the picture. She s a favorite with Santa, too. "Help yourself--dig right in " he tells her as he holds out the grab bag. Watching is Fred Hill. The party almost became a yuaker meeting--with the men gathering in the dining room and the womdn in the TM l 0 ^ 0 ^- on Mr - Poppen's.knee. The kitchen, on the opposite side of the dining* room from the living room, was smoking room for the -"" ML.- untl1 Satisfied Customers f o s " P . - i " ^ " prescnts were Â· distributed and the program was over. Then the women took over for an important part oÂ£ any farm party--the food. The men in the kitchen had a Satisfied customers year after year are trie basis upon which has been built the reputation of Thompson Hybrids An example of these satisfied customers is Albert Goettsch af Holstein, Iowa, pictured above with his family. Mr. Goettsch soys, quote, "I have farmed in the vicinity of Holstein for about sixteen yean and have done a lot of feeding of cattle, sheep and hogs. This has caused me to look for a corn that is high in feeding value. This high feeding value, I have found Â·n Thompson Hybrids, also high yields and standing ability. They are well adapted to hand or machine picking." You will find, too, that Thompson Hybrids are weH adapted to your needs. See your local Thompson Dealer or write THOMPSON HYBRID CORN CO. .-, Belmond, Iowa laugh when Santa was followed into the house by Paul Poppen. (He helped the bogus saint into his costume down in the basement. The children were upstairs, so there wasn't any other dressing room Â· available). "What xyere r-you 'doing out there?" Â· someone : asked "Holding the reindeer?!' Paul. Keep minerals before pigs always. A First Notional Loan helped step up my production . . . Farmers and stockmen are co-operating with Uncle Sam in producing MORE to help win the war. In stepping up YOUR livestock program, come to the First National Bonk for your Livestock or Feeder Loan. You'll like dealing with men you know, prompt service will save your time. We welcome requests for all types of loans conforming to government regulations. First National Bank Of Mason City, Iowa Over 70 Years of Sound Banking MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Report Ample Beans for 1943 Seedings CHICAGO, OT--Some reports oÂ£ soybeans in storage, which were put away with too high moisture content, now starting * to go out of condition have been, received, by a downstate Illinois elevator companyTThe company said there were many choice quality beans harvested early and there should be ample stocks of good quality beans to supply seed requirements.