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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 13, 1943
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16 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ~ · j- M^UIN CITY ULOBE-GAZETTE . ' WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13 194. . " Farmers Plan Nvjlec^^ in 1943 "PLAN ACRFlfiF. ' ^.^ Suis? don ' t woiik on a union c ADC iwmmrn ** ^. ^^, TM nt oc CO n Sl ^ to causn ,,,,,,,, nm _ - :. "PLAN ACREAGE, GET MACHINERY IN BEST REPAIR" Speakers Picture Job Ahead, Try to Answer Problems to Be Faced \ Farmers all over the United States who are expected to till the country's billion acres of agricultural lands and produce an even larger war crop than the record set in 1942 met Tuesday to sura up their assets and liabilities, as it was expressed by Earl Dean, who was in charge of (lie Mason City meeting. The ever normal granary was listed by Mr. Dean among the assets and the shortage of labor and of new machinery among the liabilities. He introduced Clarence E. Ulum of the AAA committee for a summary of the job ahead. * * * Production Goals: ·" The goals for Cerro Gordo county in 1943 were announced by Mr. Ulum as follows: Sows for spring farrowing, 29,100, an increase of 15 per · cent. Soybeans for grain, 14,000 acres, a 1,000 acre increase. Flax, 2,000 acres, a 100 per cent increase. Hemp, 4,800 acres, compared with none last year. .The. county also must do its share in meeting the following state goals, Mr. Ulum stated: Eggs, '13 per cent increase. Poultry for meat, 8 per cent increase. Turkeys, 10 per cent increase * * * Form Machinery: Only 2 per cent of the farm machinery will be replaced by new equipment in 1943, according to L. M. McPherrin, a representative of the machinery industry. As a consequence, the industry faces a most serious situation in regard to repair parts, he reported, since each year the machines will need more repair and only a 30 per cent Increase in parts production has been authorized. "Get your equipment in the best possible repair as soon as possible," he advised approximately 130 farmers who attended the Mason City meeting. "If you wait until the summer rush season it will be impossible to serve you." * * * Harvesting machinery will be the bottleneck because of the short season, Mr. McPherrin suggested- farmers will be able to share machinery for other jobs. For that reason price ceilings have been placed on the following items: CLARENCE E. ULUM --Lists Goals WHAT CAUSES EPILEPSY? A tMDfcbt tf» opinions of f« out doctors on thii Interetinf suf«ct will b« s«it fREE, while they tet, to tny reader writing to the EduMtionat Division. 535 fifth Av... New York. N. Y-. Oeot. A-.-.:* Fox De Luxe Bnvg. Co. Chicago, III. FOX BE LUXE Distributed by: CAPITAL TOBACCO CORP. «» Fourth St. S. W. Phone 153 Mason City, Iowa 1. Tractors. Z. Combines. 3. Hay balers. ,4. Corn binders. 5. Corn pickers. * ¥ if If less than one year old, Mr McPherrin reported, these item may not be sold for more than 85 per cent of the list price; i more than a year old, at 75 pe cent; if reconditioned and guar anteed by the dealer, at 95 pe cent. Farmers should report all equip ment they do not need so that i can be sold for them to someon who does need it, it was sug gested, and x Mr. .McPherrin re minded them that nothing wil help the machinery situation anj more than to: "BRING IN THAT SCRAP." * * * Civilian Defense: "Civilian defense is the pro gram under which we on th home front prepare for that whicl is certain, that which is likel' and that which is unlikely bu possible," W. Earl Hall, chairman of the county civilian defens committee, explained. "We don't expect an air raid here bu( if it comes we'd rather be prepared for it." * * * The council here has adoptee the policy of using existing agen cies, he added, the Red Cross. Boy Scout and other facilities alread.v set up being geared into the preparedness plan. "I want to take this opportunity to compliment you farmers on the magnificent job you did on blackout night," he concluded "From an airplane 1,500 feet ii the air over Mason City there was not a single light showing in the surrounding farm area." * * * Hemp Contracts: Farmers in Cerro Gordo county must produce 4.800 acres of hemp during 1943, 4,000 acres of it for a processing plant at Mason City and 800 acres for a plant at Rockford, Mr. Ulum reported. Half of it is now under contract anc signing is gaining speed, he said "Right now it looks as if I, personally, would rather plant something else than hemp," Mr. Dean admitted. "But the government needs hemp, so I'm going to grow hemp." * * * ' The farmer must provide hi= own machinery for seeding, Mr Dean said in answer to a question A broadcast seeder or, preferably a drill can be used. The government provides the harvester and binder for a combined rental o S5 an acre, he said, the farmer providing the tractor to pull the equipment. Other bits of information about hemp growin included: Government representatives will grade the hemp, the price paid being: S55 a ton for first grade, S45 a ton for second grade, S35 a. ton for third grade and $25 a ton for fourth grade hemp. The best grade of hemp is from 5/- to 8 feet tall and has a minimum of green stalks. The usual crop is from 2-4 tons an acre, bat often is more. * * * , Planting time is right after oats, about the first half of May. Harvest time is about Sept. 1 but does not have to be done on any certain day. The seed bed-should be like the one for corn or a little firmer but must be clean so the binder will not pick up trash. Hemp does not lodge. It has the same frost resistance as barley. Draft-Labor: There -is no occupational defer- nent of an entire group or class, as such, declared George Ludeman. chairman of Cerro Gordo county draft board No. 2. "We must try lo weigh each individual case," he explained- Mistakes have been made, he admitted, "but I speak for both boards when I say that any mistakes have been of the mind and not of the heart . . . It is your duty as citizens lo co-operate by telling us of any injustices." * * * There is no question but that we ace a serious food crisis soon, the draft olficial warned. "The Russian minister today admitted that 10 small part of the success of he Russian army is due to food rom midwestern farmers in the United States." H will take a maximum of ef- orl and co-operation on the part of everyone to meet this crisis, lie asserted. Everyone must work 1 onger hours, but "the boys in the * * * Transportation: The office of defense transpor 'ion was set up for the purposi saying rubber but there is ni intention to put anyone out o business or even to reduce mileagt for essential uses, declared ODT Manager F. C. Eslick. Every mile saved is rubbe saved, he pointed out, and 90 pe cent of the rubber we used before war came from the Pacific -- now controlled by Japan. 'Our job is to cut waste miles,' he concluded. * * * Farm Labor: The United States employmen service will give the farmers bel- ter service in 1943 than it did in 1942, promised Clay W. Cowan supervisor of the Mason City district office. One .man will give full time to the farmers' prob- tation of the area lems. SI ore married farm hands are seeking work this y e a r than usual, air. Cowan reported, and asked that his listeners call this to the attention of anyone wilh housing facilities who needed help. "We know what-the problem is going to mean this summer anc you know what it's going to mean," he concluded, "let's no wait but start now to do our planning." * * # Rationing: "All we can do is follow the rules," said Bob McConneU, administrative \clerk of the countj price and rationing board. "Wt have to ask your co-operation anc patience when you have to wai in the office for service. Only bj sharing can we do the job that i ahead of us.". Service Groups: Roy Kiser, commander of Clau sen-Worden post of the American Legion, traced the organization o the Citizens' Victory committee in Mason City, which attempts to present a gift to every man Ieavin 0 for the armed services. He suggested that American Le gion members might have lo help farmers in their fields this summe instead of getting recreation 01 the golf courses. * ¥ * Business View: The Mason City Chamber o Commerce was organized originally for selfish reasons just as farm organizations are, admittec Harold Campbell, president of the local Chamber, "but we like to think now that it has gotten beyond that purpose." "If there is any way in whicl we ever can help you produce, \vx want the chance to do it," he insisted. "The^factories we call producers are really processors. Production comes from the soil." Garden-Conning: A very intense gardening and canning program is planned this year, according to Miss Lucile Buchanan, county-home demonstration agent. The extension service plans an educational program in urban as well as rural areas this year, she asserted. "We are now discussing the share-the-meat program," she reported, "and the educational cooperators in each community wil pass on the information." * * * Home Projects: Mrs. Warren Davisson. vice chairman of the home project organization in the county, listed five things to be studied this year 1. Care and reclamation of furniture. 2. Bread and wartime desserts. 3. Points in business. 4. Home care of the sick. 5. Remodeling ot clothing especially woolens. Nelson Praises Boy Injured Seekina Scrap WHEELING, W. Va..OJ.R--Little Walter Lefkay is a hero of the home front, injured "in the line of duty for his country." The 10-year-old lad who lost h._ left foot under a switch engine while searching for scrap along a railroad track cherishes the high praise lie received from War Pro duction Chief Donald M. Nelson. · "It is effort and sacrifices such as you have made that unquestionably will bring this war to a successful conclusion," wrote Nelson ^ the boy, now recovering in Ohio Valley General hospital. DENY APPLICATION DES MOINES, (IP)--The Iowa Commerce commission d e n i e d Wednesday the application of the Minneapolis and St. Louis rail- ·oad to discontinue agency serv- ce at Ruthven, Iowa, and to sub- titutc only custodian service. LOW IN ASH FROM KENTUCKY MINES OHOEtt NOW f NORTHERN LUMBER CO. PHONE 30 I 5 ARE INDICTED IN LYNCHING Is First Case of Kind in South Since 1904 feder with _ lynchii Pi tu JACKSON, Miss., (U.R) -- Five Mississippians faced early trial in '~ J iral court Wednesday, charged having been parties to the -...ling of a Negro, thereby de- ·iving the' victim of his constU itional rights. The indictments were returned late Tuesday by a federal grand jury made up of local white residents. They were the first of their kind returned in the south since 1904. The lynching victim was Howard Wash. 47, who was convicted ! ti stale court Oct. 16 of murder- ing his while employer, Clint Welborn, a dairyman. The jury voted 10 to 2 against the death penalty, which made a sentence of life imprisonment mandatory. The' next day a mob took Wash from the -'mob proof' Laurel Miss., jail and hanged him from a railroad trestle. Those indicted were Luther Holder, deputy sheriff, who was in charge of the jail when Wash was taken, and Nathanel Shotts Allen Pryor, Barney Jones and William O. Johnson. Johnson is a farmer. The others are employed in Laurel. Federal officials here alleged that they had been leaders of the mob. All five were expected to surrender and make bond. Holder still was on duty in the Laurel jail Tuesday night. He wouldn't comment on his indictment. Two indictments-were returned against all rive. The first charged Shotts. Pryor. Jones and Johnson of conspiring to cause state officers to deprive Wash of his life without due process of law to deny him equal protection under the law and to inflict "unusual and different punishment because of his race and color." The second indictment charged Deputy Holden with refusing to protect Wash by 'those reasonable means which were available to him." It alleged that he would have had only to lock a single mob proof door to frustrate the mob. LONG WAY TO GO ,.. C . L ,EVELAND, (U.R) - J a m e s Wright, 18, of Cleveland, has a ong way to go to catch up with his uncle. He was sworn into the navy Wednesday as an apprentice seaman. He is the nephew of Admiral Ernest .7. King, commander- m-chief of Ihe IT. S fleet Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Discover "New" Animal 60 Million Years Old PHILADELPHIA, (U,R) -- T h e discovery of a "new" animal, estimated to be 60,000,000 years old was revealed by the fossil laboratory of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Dr. Edwin H. Colbert, associate curator of Paleontology, discovered the hitherto unknown mammal while examining Wyomine fossils. The ne~w genus, promptly named Xenocranium, or strange skull, because of two large bulbous expansions on the skull is Gas on Stomach an edentate, meaning toothless, a collateral grandfather of the modern armadillo . Desiccated vegetables, similar to today's dehydrated foods, were part of soldiers' rations during the Civil war. DIAMONDS Ady's Watch Shop Phone 889 ooo Thanks... to Oar Depositors BANK (IN SIX YEARS) 1942 Was a Year of Progress and Enlarged Service for Mason City's HOME BANK The Annual /Statement of Condition Reports a Deposit of $4,120,363.21 as Compared with $2,837,846.96 reported a year ago . . . or an increase of over 45%. * This continued growth has given the Home Bank an increasingly important place in the business life of our community. * We have rendered active co-operation to the Government in its task of financing the war in the purchase of U. S. Government Securities and in promoting the sale of .Wor Savings Bonds and Stamps. RESOURCES Loons and Discounts $1,301,561.34 U. S. Government Bonds 1,407,143.75 State, Co., and Municipal Bonds 6,576.70 Stock Federal Reserve Bank Safe Deposit Vault Furniture and Fixtures Overdrafts 4,500.00 10,032.33 16,945.70 19.78 Cash and Due from B a n k s . . . . . 1,565,248.77 LIABILITIES Capital $ 100,000.00 Surplus . . . . 50,000.00 Undivided Profits 24,665.16 Reserves 17,000.00 Deposits 4,120,363.21 $4,312,028.37 $4,312,028.37 COMPARATIVE DEPOSITS "OWNED AND OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS" December 31, 1936 December 31, 1937 December 31, 1938 . December 31, 1939 . December 31, 1940 December 31, 1941 $532,880.79 1,075,506.82 1,730,775.31 . 1,771,243.36 1,898,768.99 2,837,846.96 December 31,1942.. 4,120,363.21 UNITED HOME B TRUST co. MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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