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January 16, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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LAND VALUES BEGIN TO TAPER Brokers Note First Dip Since War Began The rise in Iowa land prices may be tapering off for the first ttms since the war began, survey o! 280 real state brokers from all over the state indicates. The average price of an acre of Iowa land in November, 1944, was $132; that is $13 more than the price was a year earlier, but a small increase than the $19 rise In 1943. Results of the survey made by the department of economics and sociology at the Iowa State college, are reported in the current issue of the Iowa Farm Economist, official college publication. Land sale activity also has declined. There are still a number of people willing: to pay cash for farms. Bat fewer farms are for sale, points out Lester Blum and W. G. Murray, Iowa State coUere economists. Murray and Blum interpret the decline in land sale activity as strengthening the view that a land boom may he avoided. Sixty per cent of the brokers co-operating in the survey reported a smaller number of sales this fall than last. . Again in 1944 land sold at the highest prices in the cash grain area of north-central Iowa. Here the average acre of land was selling at. $158 during November. Prices in the eastern Mevstock area followed close behing at an average of $151 an acre. Then came the Western Livestock Area, the Northeast Dairy' Area and the Southern Pasture Area 'in that order. The Western Livestock Area showed the largest increase, 14 per cent; while the Northeast Dairy · Area showed the smallest increase, 4 per cent. Darin* the 31-year period, 19tl to 1944, the TREAT MASTITIS with Beebe G-LAC tococcut afalactltu can b* treated «uc- cmtully wtth BEEBE G-LAC. Inject M ex. · Into the te«t. On* ·uffidmt. Act nrfck. ly far bew revolts. OSCO Drug Store, Mason City Southern Pasture Area shows the greatest price advance, totaling 47 per cent. Although the average price o£ excellent land increased 10 per cent during 1944, the rise was less than in 1943 when prices shot up 22 per cent. The other grades of land also showed a smaller increase last year compared with 1943. Of all grades of land, good grades showed the greater propor- pionate price increase in 1944, Most buyers throughout the state were interested in average size farms of good grade. To Talk of Machinery, Equipment Many questions have been asked of the county extension office in regard to methods of cultivation "How many times should I cultivate my corn?" "How deep shall I plow?" "Is it necessary to disk the corn stalks down before plowing?" "What are the new developments in farm machinery?" "What can we develop in labor saving devices and shortcuts in use oi machinery?" . Such questions will be answered at a special meeting on Farm Machinery and Equipment that has been scheduled for March 3 in Cerro Gordo county as part of the 1945 extension program on meeting war needs through.more efficient use of machinery. Eldridge Girl Named in 4-H Dress Review National honor has been given Roberta Mohr, Eldridge, and the Iowa 4-Girls' .organization, which she represented in the national 4- H dress review. She was chosen as one of 6 4-H girls outstanding for their work in making and modeling wool costumes, Mrs. Edith Barker, state 4-H girls' club leader announced. The 6 girls--one from each of the 5 extension districts in the United States and one chosen at large--will receive 100 per cent virgin wool blankets presented by the women's auxiliary of-the National Wool Growers Association Roberta was selected in this central extension district Hanlontown--Orvin Vaage was inducted into the army and left for Fort Snelling, Minn. ColdfieW--Elmer Harvey is spending a 2 weeks' furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harvey and family Livestock AUCTION Thursday, Jan. 18 "' ~~ Sale starts promptly at 1 o'clock 400 -- CATTLE -- 400 Ihe ran of stockers and feeders for this week's sale will be anus sKnjESs ssxs *ii- iccuers, 1OC1 3nd OQt-of-^tftf** htrvn-r-e on J attend our Auction every week **"**. "* Send yonr consignment In this Thnrsday. s Garner Sales Co. PUBLIC SALE Thursday, January 18 STARTING AT 1:38 O'CLOCK 51 - HEAD OF LIVESTOCK - 51 »"'· "'· 14S »- O" »» 8 ° One I*. W. MORSE, Owner Ora Bayless, Auctioneer _ First StaU Bank of Rockforf, Clerk IH *^*^ MI '* a '*"^*-'^^^-- -- - -- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FARM BUREAU NEWS I'ABM BUBEAU OFFICEBS J"i'- ..... S. A. Maihre, Mason Cily Vice Prttldent ............ Mdvla Hawke. Secretary ..W. S. Fulghum, Girts- 4-H Club Xtaa "* L m e croek -H Club _.., W. S. FuJghmn to TOWNSHIP DIRECTORS Jamas P. Hansen, Jr. .Edwin Doescher H «ry Fairbanks ... ......... ry a r a n s Clear Lake ............. William Amtndt Hubert Findson Clem Gorkowskl Portland Wade Fll 4-H LAMB SHOW TO BE FEB. 2-3 Two County Sale Is to Be at Northwood Range lambs fed this winter by 4-H club members in Cerro Gordo and Worth counties will be shown and sold on Feb. 2 and 3, Marion E. Olson, Cerro Gordo county extension director, said this week. The area sale for lambs fed in this and other counties in this territory will be held at Northwood in Worth county. There are 332 lambs on feed in ^cnesco Cerro Gordo county this year. Dougherty iuc These are being fed by 14 mem- ,,.,,,,. _ . . ---- bers. The lambs were secured at Coimly Elrte '*"" 1 Dlreel " .-· _ Mason City on Oct. 10. The mem- County Home Economist .. 77..... bers'of the club aret Dennis Bry- 0 «. '' Lucille BUCI ant, Mason City; Frank Hughes, ---'--'-^*^TM t .-··· G ««vieve "L Mason City; Dick Coe, Mason City. Bouglps Files, Mason City; Max Dawson, Rockwell; Harold Rucker, Mason City Robert Wilson, Jr., Grant ....TM.. ^tvm Clear lake; Clarence Kofoed " ncoln Mrs. Edwin Clear Lake; John Nichols, Jr^ pin? Crwk Clear Lake; Robert Furleigh, Clear a«r Lake Lake; Wayne Ashland, Clear Lake; i? ke Virgil Ashland, Clear Lake; Robert pSSu Ashland, Clear Lake, and Carl Coo- Union r.'.V.'./.'.'.'.MSTBlmeV w£oo per. Clear Lake.- {ft. Vemon Mrs. c. A. Fuller The 4-H members will fake their Swcn""" ·'·"'M^ ^. ar ° w _ Lo . n K lambs to Northwood on the first Grimes ,....uira. .. i_ day of the salt. They will be grad- "' animal husbandry specialist of Iowa State college, and two representatives of packing companies. Lambs are graded according to their market condition into 4 groups. Prime, good to choice, medium and feeders. On the second day a showing of individual Iambs will be made Each boy will be permitted to show one lamb from each pen of 16 which he fed. The high placing lambs from this show will be sold individually in the auction that concludes the second day of the event. All other lambs will be sold in pen lots. A luncheon will be provided the members at each sale site at which time awards will be made and the members who have done the best job of feeding will b« recognized. A strong lamb market is indicated by present trends, McDonald says. The fact that the lambs will be heavy when sold and that death losses have been small should make the project a profitable one for all the members he believes. There are-about 7,000 lambs on feed this year in the 5 feeding areas of the club project The number ranges from 2,200 in the Spencer area to 500 around Waterloo There are about 1,800 on feed in the . Cedar Rapids a r e a , 1500 around Des Moines and 1,000 in the: area near Northwood and Mason City.... _.,,,,,..., ._, .77" On Food Front What i m p o r t a n t nutritional measure is being discussed in this session of the state legislature? The enrichment of white flour and bread. What are enriched flour and bread? ' · Flour and bread to which vitamins and minerals removed £n the nulling process have been added The vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and the minerals iron and calcium {required in self-rising Hour, optional in others) are added. Why are these nutrients added? For their importance in mainl taming health and well-being Thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin are members of the B-vitamin complex. Deficiency of the B-vitamins have been shown to lead to depression, anxiety and fatigue with resulting loss in mental and Physical efficiency. Iron is important in preventing nutritional anemia. Isn't all flour and bread 'enriched today? All white bread is--under War Order No. l, but that will end when war ends. Enrichment of Dour always has been on a voluntary basis. About 75 per cent of all white flour is enriched. The lower-priced brands are not enriched and for that reason the poorer class of people who need the nutrients most, do not get them. ' Is there any evidence that enrichment of bread has been effective m the betterment of health? This stafment is from Dr. Jolliffe of the New York University college of medicine: "I attribute to bread enrichment a marked and unmistakable decrease in beri-beri and pellagra in my wards at Bellevue hospital · In 1933-1939 little bread wfs enriched; in 1942-1943 75 per cent or more has been enriched in New York City. This has been accompanied by a decrease of three- fourths m our cases of beri- and of two-thirds in pellagra How much is it going to' -beri cost per year ' not t , averaging 18 cents! But this cost has been assumed by the- miller and the baker. Why isn't enrichment enforced The issue is coming up in the state legislature this session Nu- JitioniEts, bakers and millers are pehmd it. If the people are boost- mg it too, the enrichment program will be enforced in Iowa. tittle Cedar--Mrs. O. D. aui O T spent the past week with her hus band at Cedar Valley hospital Charles City. He has submitted A major operations there in Jast few weeks. · Rockwell--Sgt. Lee Nelson, sta JOned in Oklahoma, arrived Fri lay to visit his wife and daugh , Elliott to the ;ta- TTnlnn ' WHCe T 11C5 HI ,, Dewey HoiveU Mt Vemon Harold Alleman 1 · Joe Cahll! - n -Ernest - Httzhusen 1163 ;..Richard E. Jama! leant Valley Willard ZlckeJoose esco .William P. Eno '· Tony Larson Olson Miss Helen Baugh TOWNSHIP HOME PROJECT CHAIRMAN «««« Valley Richard E. Jamw .Mrs. BUI Ames CLOTHING TO BE LESS PLENTIFUL . War Is Making Heavy Drain on All Textiles War is making unusually heavy drains on nearly all textile supplies. For the next few months, many items, including those considered essential, may not be so plentiful, reports Miss Lucile Buchanan, county extension home economist. However, most families have enough clothing on hand and with better care and some remodeling, they will not be seriously inconvenienced by these shortages. With the turn of events in Europe, the armies are needing more clothing and equipment- wool clothing especially is needed for winter fighting. Thousands of looms have been diverted to making military supplies and many of the best workmen have gone into the armed forces. According to one authority, production will be going back to the tempo of Pearl Harbor days. Civilians must stand by until the armed forces are adequately supplied. ': " Other channels have been routed for clothing- supplies that nave priority over civilian needs The United States Is providing its alhes with millions of yards of textiles and the relief program of liberated countries calls for large supplies of clothing. Bright spots loom ahead. To assure civilians adequate clothing this year, the War Production Board has placed on the priority ust certain items considered essential and has allocated certain types of material to ^manufactures to be used only for these essentials. On the priority list at present are infants and children's shoes, children's underwear slips P a J' an }as, maternity clothes, men's and boys' shorts, women's and children's low cost dresses overalls and wash suits. Another encouraging note is that the OPA so far has set dollar and cents ceilings on work gloves men's and boys' cotton flannel shirts, rubbers and women's «- le f7- price control has been , f? e " ? un 'ns World · War I clothing prices climbed nearly 130 per cent, while in a corresponding length of time during this war August, 1939, to July, 1944 clothing prices rose 37.8 per cent. But after price ceilings went into effect, March,. 1942, clothing prices · 10 Per Cent by to best Civilians must expect quality deteriorate during war. The go to the armed forces. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Liveitpek and selling experience for 20 years FEBTOE, IOWA PHONE 649 J.M. Robertson PUREBRED AND LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER 40 XEARS EXPERIENCE i PHONE 2019 Mason Cily, lewd SELL US YOUR HIDES FURS Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 1 1 1 6th S. W. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1945 of ing ] crop repor tion senti; crop , based by LIMESTONE NEED IOWA GREAT 5.7 Million Tons Is Estimate on 10 Years Iowa will need 5.7 million tons limestone, with S0% neutraliz- i power, for a period of 10 years correct the acidity on 18,000,000 " acres of land, according to a --.--irt prepared by the Iowa Agricultural Experiment station. Lime is basic to the conserva- of soil resources and is es- :ial in a profitable system of production. The report is _ _ upon a study that was made Iowa State college. In Cerro Gordo county it is estimated there are 278,000 acres of crop rotation land; 39,458 of permanent pasture. Of the 273,000 ·es, 176,000 acres are in need of -- One-half gf the crop land of the permanent pasture high land requires lime. * It is estimated that for the crop nd in Cerro Gordo county, according to a · report received by Marion E. Olson, county extension director, I he annual lime requirement would be about 52,800 tons. Pastures would need about 6,100. The total requirement for the county would be nearly 59,090 tons of lime annually. Since about 60% of the crop land in the county requires lime Mr. Olson states that it is essential to have the soil tested in order to use the lime that is needed. Lime is the basis for a soils building program and satisfactory production of legume crops that are essential in producing the necessary nitrogen and building up the humus o£ the soil in the sound fertility program. Reports in the county Farm Bureau office give definite and positive results that have been obtained for the past 25 years on the use of limestone. The extension office in the Federal building will test soil for acidity so that lime may be applied where it will give the maximum results. This is important in maximum food production and more efficient use of lime in 1945. and and land FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE WANTED--To buy tenant house Geo. Edgington, Clear Lake, Rt. FOR SALE--Tama oats, $1 per bu Melvin Evans, Mason City Ht' 1. Ph. 15P4. WANTED--To buy alfalfa hay Edw. Wooldridge, Mason City Ht. 4. Ph. 419R4. FOR SALE--Purebred Holstein bull. Serviceable age. Chris. Duholm, Mason City Rt 2. Ph 469Jl. Vicki Baum was a professional harpist in Germany before she became a novelist. Planned Play Cuts Toledo Delinquency, · Chicago, (U,K)--An all-out cam- jaign on the recreational front has greatly reduced the delinquency rate of Toledo, Ohio dutv ing 1944, according to the American Municipal association. The great decline in delinquency rates has occurred during the summer months. Only 80 cases of juvenile delinquency were adjusted, by the municipal crime prevention bureau in July 1944 as compared to 172 during the same period of 1943. Credit for the improvement in conditions may be given to the city recreation department, which aided by inquiries to co-operating citizens, decided that what Toledo youth needed was more planned play during the summer months, which usually had less planned activity than any other time of the year. Lack of trained leaders was responsible for the comparative failure of the 1943 program, during which the doubtful practice of charge of play areas was followed. This year good pay has attracted competent personnel and produced results which city officials say are gratifying. Furthermore, 2 more play areas and many tennis courts have been established as an important increase in the physical facilities for recreation. City officials have recommended that Toledo expand this preventive program for juvenile delinquency and provide still more funds for this purpose. aircr bear N. Iowa Sailor Given Discharge From Navy Nora Springs--Larry Christiansen arrived home from Fort Eustis, Va., where he had been given an honorable discharge from t h e navy for medical reasons. He lacked but one day of having served 3 years in the navy; a year as a member of the crew of a sub-chaser, on which he spent about 5 months in the Caribbean area; and a total period of a little over a year on 2 mine sweepers. He has been a patient in "the naval hospital at Norfolk, V., for the past 9 weeks, during which time his wife has been here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hofler. The Christiansens will move this week onto the Gilles Gulbranson farm, which has been farmed by Walter Deets. Cars to Use War-Tested Materials - Detroit, (U.PJ--Wide use'of war- developed materials and improvements neady when war broke out re predicted by D. R. Bathrick general sales manager for General Motors Corp. Pontiac motor division, when the industry starts making automobiles again. One postwar improvement will - use of indium, now used by :raft manufacturers on engine irings to prevent corrosion Bathrick said. "The use of indium for bearings was patented by Clarence F Smart, Pontiac motor metallurgist, before the war. Before Smart's discovery, indium was used in the jewelry and dental trades to prevent tarnish." "Plastics have been developed both before and during the war," Bathrick said. "New plastics likely to be offered after the war may find a place in automobile construction, but not in bodies. Chief uses at the moment appear to be in ornamentation, steering wheels and fittings." U Synthetic rubber, he said, has been found to be equal or superior to natural rubber for many purposes except tires, and is expected to be used widely for grommets, bumpers, battery cases, seals bellows, gaskets and shims. ' "Use of phosphorescent paint for instrument panels also interests our engineers. This is a development used widely in aircraft industry to avoid glare and eyestrain." Production techniques developed or made common through war work also will have wide application, Bathrick said, including high-frequency induction heating for heat treating, electronic controls for welding and heat treating, and centrifugal precision casting o£ steel for small parts which require high strength or heat treatment. J. R. DORSET AUCTIONEER Phone 2592 OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG is your Mason City · DR. HESS and CLARK DEALER Get Your Panamin and Hog Special at Lowest Everyday Prices from S E L F S E R V I C E cow Some of Jack London's works were ghost written by Sinclair Lewis. Cities Find Combined Fire-Police a Success Chicago, (U.R)--Policemen have doubled as firemen in several small manpower shortage, but tha arrangement is working so well in American cities as a result of the same places that municipalities are considering permanent consolidation of the 2 departments. In fact, the arrangement was working satisfactorily in several cities for years before the war. Huntingdon Woods, Mich., with a population of 3,000, has combined the departments successfully for 12 years. The International City Managers' association reported that other small Michigan cities which have combined police and fire functions are Cadillac, Centerline East Detroit, East Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Grosse Pointe S h o r e s , Luddington, Portland Hoseville, St. Clair Shores and Sturgis. SELLS BAKERY New Hampton--Louis Fliger, Sr., owner and operator of Fliger's bakery, the only bakery here, has sold it to his son, Louis FUger, Jr. St. Anssrar-- Lt. Jerry S. Lund of the navy, who has completed a 30 day leave at the parental J. P. Lund home left this week £or Corpus Christi, Tex. Clarion--Mrs. C. W. Sankey left Saturday for Miami, Fla., where she will visit relatives of the King and Caywood families. She also will spend same time with Dr. and Mrs. Hyman Weber of Orlando. HORSES WANTED for BILLING PURPOSES That Are Old, Blind, Lome or With Other Blemishes. HIGH PRICES PAID A. G. JORDAN 116 So. St.-550W-CIear Lake Phone Barn 3758, Mason City , SURE YOU GET YOUR BONDED WHEN YOU WANT DELIVERED d -with Hatcheries to supply us onded tMckj each monlh; 0£§t! ' ' "^ *" PUBLIC SALE Thursday, Jail. 18 ^ItVfl «*fr rt»*A /\'fl*f«»._I~ - _ Starting at One O'clock Lunch Served on Grounds 35 -» Head Holstein, Guernsey, Hereford Cattle -- 35 20 Holste.n milk cows and 1 4 Guernsey milk cows; 1 registered Holstein bull; 1 registered Hereford Polled bull; 9 Holstein heifers. 10 SPOTTED POLAND CHINA BROOD SOWS i' T C rY ° ne ^ 29 ^° nd l i f t culti TM*" *» F-20; 10-foot John Deere tandem I"', dlSC; C °u S ! ^ 16 - inch P' ow; Moline **° !«"* Pl6w7 MaT- » l « - t " P °£ °" rubber '- Me Cormick Deering hay loader; John Deere 999 corn planter with wire; John Deere endgate seeder; 4-section steel drag; John Deere manure spreader; 2-hole corrr sheller; 2 bobsleds; 9-foot grain drill; dumn rake- 4 ±on' U ±| r T tra ? e ' ; ^fl traa !i er; C0m CrU5her TM* «^r; wToVn Tw'heti wagon; triple box; hay rock; No. 360 Letts combination roughage mill- drive belt- old; 2 sets harness; broode ' 250 Bales Mixed Hay. 200 Bales Clover and Timothy Hay. 200 Bales Alsike and Red Clover. 40 Bales Alfalfa. Some Baled Straw. TERMS: C«h, 0 , «olce orrangcmenrs with the derk before sale. No property to be removed until settled for. WOODROW JOHNSON, Owner JACK DORSEY, Auctioneer. UNITED HOME BANK fir TRUST CO., Moson City, Clerk

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