The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 12, 1943 · Page 21
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 21

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 12, 1943
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTR ouniryside By Albert and Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minnesota skaters - the car at fifteen miles an one sees Hans Brinker in the Jriiddle of the road and bearing right down upon the car--one has the feeling that this time it is the pedestrian who has the upper hand. The entire country segojs .to have become a sort of wirisef-time Holland, the frozen canals alive with skaters, bright scarves flying and everything, * * * The small farm boy told .to carry water to the hogs does it on skates. He doesn't spill much water either--reminds us of a Japanese trouper that we once saw at a fair. He had two cups of water on a string and he swung these cups around his head in the shape of a wheel then got them down again without spilling a drop. He did this so easily that it didn't appear at all difficult but we know that it was difficult, otherwise he wouldn't have been doing it at n nur. * * ¥ · Drivers who hitherfore have only liffhlly .regarded the wartime speed^ laws have paid much more attention to sleet. The power of the weather excels the power at war, both on Ihe military and Ihe home fronts. A good friend sent the boys a toboggan lor Christmas. "I realize, he wrote, "that there are no ideal tobogganing hills in the evei prairie country where you ve, but maybe the boys can have some fu n with it anyway " The toboggan arrived and the boys said, "Now you have got to f i n d us a hill." we replied that our farm had no real hill. They said that that had nothing to do with the case, that we had to find a mil anyway. We said that we were familiar with every one of our eighty acres and that there was no hill but that we would go out and look once more, just to make sure. But we cou dn't go that afternoon, we said because we had some other work to do. We would go the first thing in the morning But small boys do not usually ?r« "i A y took the toboggan I afield and soon made the dis-1 covery t n a t m time of thick sleet no real hill is needed for winter sports. All that is needed 7s"an incline. And what fun they had! So the problem of finding a "ill is solved at least for the present. But" we fear that new demands will arisc when the r/T? 1 ,,"'" 1 , 18 B ° ne ancl therc "now.TM Ot freSh and feather * * * It is almost with a foncli of envy that we read in the JmU- TMjy Ipmmunuiiies: "We took We know o[ one piece of world's worst poetry.' it was wi-iueu by some local laureate on the occasion oC the self TM in ' K P« «n Mamma i£ in slicM 01 ; a "-, br « atl S ' IO "'' not be S ^ ' ^ - V ' ^ c o r d i n g t o * * * Perhaps Ihc time will vc t c»m e when people will a ff ai, break bread «Jth each ollfcr hiv nave everywhere ad to break? * * * ' ,1,- , arc u j v v i n g large crowds. At one fniT ? auct ''o»ccr was pushed into a box of glassware with resultant breakage of the bargain-counter fever something has got to give way * * * Farm sales during wartime always have an element of arama about them. So do sales «n-. J"* ° f dMp d «r«sslon. But drama in a farm sale is not a necessity and insofar as this Qoal,ty is concerned we could fvarTn '""** Without «" h «- « ar or depression. * * V Of course, every farm sals Possesses drama of the mS- e hid- type. When the auctioneer s pushed over everyone sees it or when neighbors bid everything in for a penny and then turn the goods back to the owner --everyone sees that, too. But even if it is not so noticeable the drama is there when the sale is that of a farmer who has worked on his farm for years and years, has prospered and can now sell out and spend his remaining years in a deserved retirement. Usually there is a lot of livestock. It is sold and the trucks begin hauling it away even before the sale is ended. All this livestock which has demanded so much choi-liig morning and night, and indeed sometimes all day, i s now hauled away in one gigantic sweep All those endless chores which have burdened the farmer for years and years come to a sudden end Ihe ease and comfort of a retired life comes on with all the abruptness of an old-fashioned blizzard. Is this drama? We think it is. But how many outsiders notice it? Very few, we think. * * * A eood auctioneer is a man who em talk as fast as a *»se bowl football broadcaster. # * # We have been to hundreds of farm sales in our life and we have never seen one begin except from a hayrack. Some day maybe, a farm sale will begin somewhere else than from a hayrack. And that sale will have drama in it. THE HAYRACK IS THE Announcing Our NEW LOCATION After 25 years at U2 South Commercial . . . we are now in larger quarters at Corner of State and Washington (Former Home of Highway Oil Company) All the same people . , . Just the location is new, ECONOMY WELDING and MACHINE WORKS PHONE 1020, MASON CITY This is the place to buy Livestock and Poultry Remedies, Serums and Vaccines. -- COMPLETE STOCK OF ~ Dr. HESS and CLARK Lederle Laboratories Dr. Ceo. H. Lee Dr. Salsbury's And many other nationally and favorably known brands of proven worth. Registered, Experienced PHARMACISTS WHO KNOW THEIR BUSINESS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK PROBLEMS. OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS THE LOWEST, EVERYDAY LOW PRtCES OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS THE LOWEST, EVERYDAY LOW PRICES

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