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

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 16, 1945
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12 TUESDAY, JAWUAHY 16, 1945 Countryside By Albert and Susan Elscle Blue Earth. Minnesota TMv^ * V s * penod of time between New Year's and the middle of January or so, when we have in our home--and we beheve most other ordinary homes are the same way--a spell of days and nights when we actually relax and enjoy life. School is either still in vacation or just starting and the Christmas rush is over; most of the presents and decorations are put away and the house has a clean, picked-up air about ITT. Xl/3OT\lTl rr la^-n *vmvmiii»ri 4r 1 it. Sleeping late mornings, leisurely breakfasts, and on the farm particularly, a lessening of heavy chores for a few weeks the family knit together into' i solidarity brought about by the proximity of games and i books and the writing of "thank you" letters and the sharing of confidences and plans for the coming year. For us It Is-the only time of the year when we do not rush or feel that we must hurry about our work. And we try to enjoy every minute of it, because we know that soon lessons will loom, account books will come out and firming will furrow brows, there will be mending to do, and curtains to wash, quilts to piece and tor us, the brightest task of all: Emptying our correspondence files and getting ready for a new year's literary as well as farm's work. * *-· # Holiday Fragments A friend of ours had what we think a novel idea for decorating her Christmas packages, her table and threaded it into small measu? lions and dipped thein in aluminum paint. Others she dipped ."* gdt paint. These she ghied fit tf\ tVia vrKU A « . rat- - » - ,° . eolumn several . . - he ribbon which she - - - - - "·"- .»*unyuu. YY1UI WHICH S tied her packages. They made a most striking appearance She covered a low, wide fruit ·"»' with wallpaper paste and it full of gilded popcorn and out. In this way the was covered with the sil- and she Jeft it per- ""·I.flanked it with bowl ciate it, as a description is almost impossible. It takes only a little corn and a little time. Then she did what no one else would have thought of: She made small popcorn balls and stuck the popcorn together with wallpaper paste-. Then she dipped the balls into different bits ot enamel and some of them into silver paint and others into gold paint. The ones she dipped into enamel were white, red, yellow arid blue These she tied on to her Christmas tree for ornaments, by push- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE year old just got from a cousin of his, the same age. "Say Joe, the figntmg in the Pacific lookj «Joe«rt took western trout. to go yet. Oh v e I . C n , through the n . : r o u ball and looping the wire. * * * Note on Haloes Recently we mentioned In this ttat we objects for to devise Christians several oojects for Christmas plays, unoni them, 3 haloes. These were the most difficult of all the objects to assemble, and we finally compromised by mine cardboard circles, rilded. However, one mother, more ingenious. ..T-TV * «alne ordinary -- thimbles, or collars that are made for placing over a stovepipe against the wall, "if they are to *J«««w.«« Mnall. I cut them with a wire cutter and regulate as to sfce. They stt nicely on the bead and work like a charm" says the letter. warm, So let's remember that next - !ar. Two or 3 perplexed mothers called us up and several others wrote us, and we couldn't think , e c o u n nk 01 anything nearly as good as this FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 Sale will start promptly at 1:00 O'clock. ' heifers last spring calves. «««». roan mare, smooth JuSPSack mare, fonr year. old. scoop . M ft.; ^^K^^- m ^ M WM. J. KOPPEN so good on the Maybe we'll get boy!" * * * ' The other day we were looking thronth an old cookbook for " a recipe by which to cook roolash. Tne book. opened suddenly -to a recipe and detailed instructions as well as a fnll page picture of a woman maklnc. of 'all thlnts, spun mgarl We didn't know whetKer to lauch or to cry. . * * * Front Page We hear a lot about criticism of the government and the way the war is being fought and about shortages and the like-- and we do a lot of crabbing ourselves-- but there are some · Americans who are doing something about it. In a letter just received from a reader of "Countryside" we learn this: "The folks (meaning the parents of the woman writing the letter) are renting their House, a 14-room affair near the war plant, for a day nursery It can accommodate as'many as 50 children if necessary.. They are going up to their cabin to live Mother says she will catch up on some reading and. finish. the crocheted bedspreads she started for us girls, 3 of us, and dad says he is going to chop down trees and burn brush to his heart's content Dad is Scotch and he says he can make a Jot hatter, fire with wood ' of adjusting vi/sr T?OTENONE a e r , re he doesn't have to buy.'r That's . nno \roaw f.f one --- - - -- *w TT«J UJ. dUJUSl yourself to your environment # # * This letter is from Florida; and comes from a Miami reader. It telis of 3 girls who are doing war work near that city, and who h.ave been having a time getting something to cook and then getting it ready to eat. After trying . cafeterias and standing in line until ready to drop, and taking turns with the cooking ' which none of them could eat, one of the girls thought of her old Negro mammy. (There really are still old Negro mammies, despite reports to the contrary.) This old Negro woman was living alone. She had a home and was well fixed, but her children were all grown and most of them working in Washington, D. C., in well-paying' jobs. But she didn't Iiie Washington and she didn't like the way the white folks lived there, and she. didn't like the way i the colored folks lived, either so she just simply stayed on in her old home. But she was restless and wanted something to do and someone to love and make over; They talked her into coming to live with them and everyone is now happy. "Maum Rina is a little supshod with her housework, owing to her age and worn-out feet, hut she can cook! That's the main thing. She can make a turtle last a week and make us feel lik gourmets." * * * Eight here at our very doorste almost a gripping- drama unfold A farmer and his wife, both for eUrn-born, are giving up their 3r and last son to the army The have 2 large, well-equipped farms and a borne in town, money i the bank and every comfort the could wish for. But they-can keep on farming and they don want to retire. So they are go ing to rent their farms and the home In town and go to live in little shack at the edge of 20 acres of waste land as they call it Th boys used to use the shack fo hunting and fishing. They -wil have a cow and some chickens an a few hogs. "We' are going to be gin all over again," they sa simply. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Colt Us for Prompt Removal 'of All Dead Stock We Pay AH Phone Charges Dept. of Agriculture License No. 42 KockweH credit Union, Clerk ^ persona, property will be Scenic Route, or 5 m"l« with oTaS? Ufa ^Tft! H*'^?* °* Maf °, n City on '*· east and % mile north an " " le Hanlo «*°wn 9'wel «ad, 1 mile Wednesday, Jan. 24 Sale starts at 12:30 o'clock. isluAiT HEAD . OF LIVESTOCK -- 47 1 1, t i "". HBAD OF HORSES - 4 i J««. k 5 ; ? d ,«, l r 9r :;,r oorti nm * : "·*·-- -- H 400 BALES STRAW MACHINERY cirmlS P ilk V' ?* ye ? r old; MeCormiek grain binder; Me- TERMS: *. c.erlc befor. date of .0... No 40,000 COUNTRY PONDS PLANNED Conservation of Iowa Land Postwar Project Large-scale improvements fo the efficient use and conservatio of .Iowa land in postwar year would include an estimated 40, OOP farm ponds for stock wate and erosion control, 25,000 gull control structures, putting bac into order 2,000 miles of open ditches, relaying 1,800 miles o public tile drain and tripling th annual agricultural limestone production and distribution. These projects have been recommended by a special Iowa State college committee on postwar development and conservation of physical resources as projects in which general . action will be needed, since triey cannot be solved by farmers working individually. · ' . Thirty counties fa southern J°wa are figured to need the 40,000 stock ponds, which also would serve as an impounding basis for excess runoff from pasture lands Of these, 8,000 are recommended for construction during the Isi 3 postwar years. · Gully control structures would require an average of about" 4( yards of concrete each. Ten western Iowa counties are estimatec to need a minimum of 15,001 structures, or about 3 for every '. farms. The rest- ot the 25,000 ultimately put in would be fairly well concentrated'in an additional 20 counties in the more rolling parts of the state. A fifth of the long-time total would be bull during the 1st 3 postwar years. Drainage problems are'confined largely to north central Iowa, to the flat, clay pan soils of southern and southwestern Iowa and to limited areas along major streams throughout the state. Restoring 400 miles of open ditches and relaying 360 miles of tile drains would be the postwar 3 year quota. The_goal for agricultural limestone is production and application of 6 million tons annually. Highest amount ever used in any 1 year so far recorded was 1,900,000 tons in"1943. BA YLE i[ EAS ? E PU *VIANCE, Owner BAYLESS, Auct.oneer FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mason CITY, Cle'rk Place Order Early for Insecticides Early buying and acceptance of insecticides and fungicides by tanners was of material assistance in food production last year. The War Food Administration Is asking that the same practice be followed this year, according to "Marion E. Olson, county extension director. Goals for most crops in 1945 are as high as those in 1S44. Because of the shortage of farm labor and macnmery it is essential that the crops be well protected from insects and diseases. Farmers who have their spray and dusting materials on hand will be ready for any emergency, Mr. Olson emphasizes. By ordering their materials early fanners will also directly aid the manufacturers who are confronted with shortages of labor, materials, containers, storage and transportation difficulties. Not only will stocks of rotenone, pyrethrum and nicotine continue fo be inadequate, but a shortage of lead arsenate also may occur, says war food administration officials. Manufacturers therefore h a v e been asked until further notice to sell lead arsenate for use on food crops only. The truck and truck tire situation is bad. Farmers, commercial operators, garages and filling stations should regard themselves as trustees of the available tire and truck supply. BEES CHECKED AT FIRST THAW Apiarist Advises This as Sound Practice Conditions of bee colonies in Iowa should be checked during the first period of thaw that occurs--during a January thaw if Iowa has one, or at least by early March if cold weather hangs on solidly until then. F. B. Paddock, extension apiarist at Iowa State college, says this inspection does a lot toward seeing th* colonie; safely through the spring build-up period. Each hive should be checked to make sure the entrance is open and examined for signs of flight If blowing into the hive produces no activity, chances are the bees are dead. Any hives'containing dead colonies, should be taken away from those of active bees immediately. Stores from dead colonies never should be transferred to other colonies, for they may spread disaster if the bees in the original hive died from disease. Excess flight activity at a colony may indicate that "robber" bees.already are performing some bf this dangerous transfer of stores. Paddock says the early March check-up should be made to make sure each colony has adequate stores, sufficient population and a queen. Colonies may need to be unwrapped for this inspection, but should be re wrapped if the check -s done in early season when ipring protection still will be needed. The old adage of \vhich came iirst the chicken or the egg makes sense when it comes to buying baby chicks. The chicks you buy should come from eggs'that come irom flocks that laid - a lot' "of hem. Egg production ^potential in a chick is inherited, so it's a good dea to know the background of the flocks furnishing hatching eggs. . · FAST TREATMENT FOR MILK FEVER BEEBE CALSOL «*· 1«W*» »«ta with to Uerife bottle bandy alwayi. . fttacooau, and OSCO Drag Store, Mason City GOOD PEED Many e x p e r i m e n t s have shown that it is impossible to raise livestock' from birth to maturity in day lot unless the feed contains all the necessary proteins necessary to sustain life and promote growth. Mr. J. Y. Waterbury, Canter Point Iowa, writes:". "Gentlemen: I sold my pigs Nov. 9 when they were 5% months old. They averaged 233 1/3 pounds each. · These pigs were.farrowed and raised in a feed lot with no access to green feed of any kind. They were fed corn, water and Big Gain Mineral Stock Food." For healthy livestock and profitable feeding under all conditions, ask your dealer for BIG GAIN MINERAL STOCK FOOD. BIG GAIN PRODUCTS West Union, Dairy Farmers H is Profitable to Feed Dr. David Roberta Herd-Tonik An over-worked cow njnst nave a tonic Just as an overworked machine requires extra care and lubrication, Keep Up Your Herd Production by meking Dr. David Robert* HERD-TONIK a regular part of your ration. Mix one pound of Herd-Tonik with each hundred pounds ot ground feed. ' We .have Herd-Tonik or any Davia BOOMHOWER HARDWARE CATTLE CEILING TO AFFECT FEW Feeders Foresee Lid on Only Top Grades For the average cattle feeder the' $18 Chicago-based cattle ceil ing which,. has been announced may have little, effect upon feed ing operations planned for thU winter and spring. And that goes for the big majority of ail cattl feeders in the country. I. W. Arthur, Iowa State college farm economist, said the new ceiling, probably would not materially affect the price most farmers would get for their stuff in this winter . and spring marketings The general expectation has been that through, the spring prices for the better grades would work lower, \yhile prices for the lower grades would go up slightly. The ceilings then .will act as a lid only on the very top cattle and then only for short periods of time. Arthur points out the present ceilings oh. dressed beef roughly have limited what 'packers may pay for live cattle. Therefore, it could be that the new ceilings, by preventing the-payment of long prices on top cattle, could resull in more money being paid for medium and good grades. . Dropping the ceiling from $18 to $17.50 July 2 will tend to discourage cattle marketing after that date. That plus the fact that July and August are normally light marketing months likely will mean extremely light marketings during the summer months when receipts of all livestock are usually light. - Most feeding tests show that soybean oil meal is superior to whole soybeans in livestock feeding rations. For hogs, whole soybeans fed with corn under the Best conditions are not worth more than 80 per cent as much as * * * Klmer Hanson, Iowa State college dairyman, says farmers need not worry about an expensive warm barn for the dairy bull Exposure to a little cold won't'hurt turn. Highest Prices Hides and Furs WOLF BROS. INC. 308 5th S*. W. - Argentine Alfalfa Is Unadapted Iowa seedmen and farmers considering selling and planting Argentine alfalfa seed this year are warned not to do so by the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. Tests have shown that it is un- adapted for seeding in the state. H, D. Hughes, Iowa State college agronomist, says the shortage Qf alfalfa seed for this spring's planting has led to the importation of large'quantities from Argentine. This seed is priced below domestically-produced seed. Twenty years ago large quantities of alfalfa seed--as much as 10 million pounds annually--were being- imported, Hughes explains. Because of many seeding failures, a co-operative study was made by experiment stations in several states and the United States Department of Agriculture to determine the seed's value. As a result of these tests, the federal Seed Staining Act was enacted. This act provides that all seed known to be generally un- adapted for seeding in the United btates be stained 10.per cent red Xhat is why the Argentine seed now offered for sale lias this percentage of staining. : . ; The tests showed that the 'Argentine alfalfa seriously winter- killed as far south as Kansas and Kentucky. Of the many different lots planted at the Iowa station, most of them winter-killed 100 per cent. In not a single planting did enough plants survive te give a profitable stand. For example, ol 27 lots .of Argentine seed planted m 1925, the average winterkill was 89 per cent. More recent tests bear out these results. The work done 20 years ago practically eliminated Argentine alfalfa seed from the American market. "It is only after this lapse of 20 years and with an acute alfalfa seed shortage in this country, that importers thought it worthwhile to try again to market his unadapted foreign seed," Hughes concludes. After the war, liming'is going to be an important project for many Iowa farmers to follow. Iowa otate college agronomists report ttet the amount of lime now being used on Iowa land is less than a third of what is needed. · * * . Northwood--Glen Johnson, sea- 3 ^ //c, who has been stationed in Washington, D. C., is being Lransferred to California. He came Saturday to spend 11 days with his wife and 2 children. AUCTION SALE s Saturday, January 20 Sale Starts at 1 O'clock. 52 -- HEAD LIVESTOCK -- 52 HORSES years old - bred '» 2 ' ao ° Ibs - W£ " brofee - R P ! ?,. Srey « eltUn e, weisht 1,750 Ibs., well broke Eoan stallion, registered and weight 1,750, well broke: CATTLE 37 -- HEAD OF HOGS -- 37 piss, Spotted Poland, weight 60 to 90 Ibs sow to farrow in February. ' 400 BUSHELS GOOD CORN IN CRIB C. E. FISHER, Owner Ora Bayless, Auctioneer - First National Bank, Mason City/Clerk r II ARE YOU FEEDING NEXT SPRING'S PIGS--NOW? Your fared sows, right now, are feeding the lirfers fo be born nexf spring. That's why they need feeds which contain plenty of protein, minerals and vitamins to help build bones and bodies which healthy, normal vigorous pigs must have. An additional pound per pig at birth may mean 50 to 60 Ibs. more pork at market time. That's why we say, Feed'em MOR-GAIN PIG MEAL to balance the grain ration. 28% protein--balance of minerals. Fortified in Vitamins B D/riboflavin and niacin. Better start those sows today on MOR-GAIN PIG MEAL See the Mor-Gain Dealer in your town. Northwestern Distributing Co., Inc. Mason City R. B. GIRTON, Mgr. Iowa

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