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By Albert and Susan Eiscle Blue Earth, Minnesota . Under Cover Plot Ihis morning before we had gotten out of bed we heard voices more admonitions. Finally said* the Big Voice, "You can stop coughing if you make up your mind to--and you better m a k e up your mind to, or she will make us both stay home. Don't you tell her anything about my sore throat, either!" "Do you think if I blow my nose out real good and clear my throat, she will make me stay home?" asked the Little Voice. "It might help, but don't let her hear you! Big Voice. cautioned the ~ A mother hates to eavesdrop on her children, but some times she cannot help overhearing their ' conspiracies. She would like to be " able to pretend that she 'doesn't hear or doesn't know, especially when they have such maladies as colils. ' Are all boys like ours? We wonder. It sounds so easy over · the radio, having a cold and tak- - ing care of it, but in real life it is a different story. "At the first sign of a cold, etc., etc." goes the ; throaty radio voice. But our boys " are never around us when they get that first sign. In fact, they are half-dead with their colds before we find it out. Last week the j 14 year old said he was old ^ enough to take his own temperature and we let him. He looked like he had fever but strange to say the thermometer registered normal. We had to make him do it over right in front of us before we found that he had 2 degrees. Then when we put him to bed for a few days he acted like we had done him a personal wrong. He declares yet that he could have licked the cold without having us interfere. And we dreaded tackling the 2 ' younger conspirators this morning:. Both of them looked droopy and were slow about dressing. They didn't fight or argue as they 'usually do when they are put', tin" on their clothes. The middle Sized One was so hoarse he didn't dare talk much; while the Youiiff- est One tried to keep from coughing until he was in a spasm and then he let loose, and the other one would look daggers at him. It was a very delicate situation. We didn't know what to do. We WE PAY !*· DOZEN in trade for Eggs. Morris Food Stores had enough evidence hut we didn't know how to present it. They couldn't even eat breakfast. They insisted that they had eaten so much supper the night before they weren't hungry. Now that in itself is enough to arouse a mother's suspicions. Boys just aren't made that way. Not at our house anyway. We decided to take the bull by the horns and do a little checking up. It ended up by us deciding not to let them go to school. Of course that meant at least a day of misery for all of ·us. We hope it will not last longer than that, because if it does, life will become unbearable. What mystifies us most of all when a mother decides that a child should stay home and be doctored for a cold, is that this child will suddenly become very scholastic. If he misses just one day then he won't pass. The teacher said so. She will make him take the whole grade over and you will be to blame. There's going to be a spelling test or something very imporlant is going to happen in arithmetic or there's going to be a play and they can't have it unless you let the patient get up out of a sick bed and be in it. We have never yet seen it to fail. And it leaves a mother feeling like she is the most heartless creature in all the world. Now that they have been officially declared sick enough to hax'e to miss school, they need no longer disguise their true condition. If they are that sick, then they'll give Mama a run for her money and that they certainly do. She'll have to find some books for them so they can have something to do, and some paper and 'pencils and crayons, and some extra pillows so 'they can sit up in bed, and hot water bags, and Daddy has to go to town for lemons for hot lemonade, and don't forget cough-drops--that'll be nearly as good as candy--and goody, Mama can't say a word if they make her fix a lot of toast and malted milk and chicken soup and vanilla custard, and she'll be good and glad to let them go to school tomorrow, you bet she will! And they spend the day blaming each other for letting her find out, but finally they do agree on one thing: "There ain't no use in trying to.keep anything from her --she's bound to' find it out anyway!" And yet we still hear those old gags about children playing hookey from school, and pretend- ruy! Don't just stand Ihirt G«l mm my CargHU" SOMETHING EXTRA for the Chocks and for You! Proteins, minerals, vitamins including extra riboflavin--for fast growing chicks! A fluted edge Pyrcx flavor-saver Pie Plate--to bake better pies for your family. You're ahead two ways with Cargill. See us soon. STARTER Gisom Auto Co Across Street 1 From Hotel Hcmford PHONE 1174 Cerro Gordo Farmers MeetAAA Goals ing they are sick just so they won't have to go. That's another " that seldom happens in real thin life. School Is Heaven School for the average child is a kind of heaven. We always envy them this daily sojourn there, and eagerly await the crumbs of information they throw us evenings after they come home. It is surprising how much a parent is able to glean from this indirect winnowing. You do not have to leave the house in order to meet famous people, or to take part in contemporary happenings, or even to witness the historic pageantrv o£ gods and goblins, of druids "and devils, of kings and knights. We get ail the excitement we can take right here in our own kitchen. Just last week we had to go through stacks of old scrapbooks and National Geographies to help find pictures and data on falconry, or any kind of wild animals we could pnssibly find, something on ventriloquism, old Dutch paintings and electricity in its early experimental stages--do you think we want to be entirely ignorant on these- subjects under discussion? Indeed not. No self-respecting parent wants one of those modern youngsters to look witheringly at him and say, "In your day and time did they know anvthing about" -- whatever the modern youngster happens to decide to examine you on. You just aren't going to let anyone throw off on your little old red schoolhouse. TOP PRICES PAID FOR HIDES FUR WOLF BROS. INC. 308 5th S. W. Save Proteins-Increase Profits Lending authorities on animal nutrition nnd successful practical livestock feeders nqrce that supplementing grain with a properly balanced combination of proteins, vitamins, and minerals will often save 40To to 50% in protein and 10% to la% in grain over feedins; a single source of protein as "the only supplement. Save Protein, Save Grain, Increase Feeding Profits. ''Ask anyone who feeds it about Bis Gain Mineral Stock Food for nil livestock. It accurately combines the best in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Many of the most successful ho^ cattle and sheep feeders depend on it for healthy livestock and faster, more profitable gains. Ask your dealer for Bis Gain Mineral Stock Food. Farmer's Inc. Coop. Society, Hurley. Ilcjlik Feed Produce, Rockwell. -I. A. Satton, Plymouth. "SEE NEED; 00 THEIR SHARE" Soybean Acreages Up 20 Per Cent in County Cerro Gordo county farm leaders from several townships gathered in Mason City Monday night despite a blizzard in order to discuss means of meeting the county's obligations in the 1944 food production battle. Food has 3 war jobs, they were told by Marion E. Olson, county extension director, who listed them as: 1. Help win the war. Z, Help save starving people. S. Help win the peace. A preliminary survey indicates that the county's farmers "see the need and are going to do their share," reported Clarence Ulum, Cerro Gordo AAA chairman. Intention sheets for 1,272 farms, approximately 70 per cent of those in the county, show that 20 per cent more acres of soybeans will be raised this year than last. The quota asked by the AAA was a 19 per cent acreage increase. "I believe that the remaining farmers who have not yet filed their intention sheets will go along," said Mr. Ulum. "We are not much ahead of our quota, of course, and any slip now would drop us under it." He also reported increased acreage of corn, according to the intention sheets, indicating that but eerroinatjon must be checked of John Gafiney with Leigh Cur K-S^STSJSr Tor *S "asT bee " " ^ ta *.'^^« maximum acreages of row crops. The county extension director emphasized a number of good farming practices which he considered essentials of efficient production. Cattle must be treated for grub control, for example, he declared. Hog raisers must plan farrow- ings to conform to the feed they know is available and the housing space they have, he added. Poultry also must have adequate room and old hens should be sold in the fall and replaced with pullets. All soybeans should be inoculated and tested for germination, Mr. Olson also declared that 28 inch roivs have been found to give 4 bushels an acre higher yield' than wider or narrower spacinRs on the average. Boone, Control. Marion or Tama oats are the varieties to grow, he advised. ULUM STRESSES ACREAGE GOAL Points Out New Uses for Soybean Oilmeal sleaze anu on lor the delicate (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Job to mechanisms on guns aud ships and be done by Cerro Gordo county's submarines is made from soybeans farmers ill th» 1Q11 htiH* ~« r~ n .i and Uncurl «;i farmers iu the 1944 battle of food in a speech on ...,, ,, .,,.,,,.. Monday evening. We consider it reprint it herewith in full.) The year 1944 will be one of the most important years in the . - -- ~-~.. pressed out is dried and made into innumerable products. Plastic pistol and ,,--... , CUIJ , J U ,,,« f lf!e g«ps are made from the soy- history of American agriculture , n mea! - A V01 'y Sood grade of Farmers of the nation will be wat ? r Proof glue is another by- called upon to nrnriiiw in ih* Product. This is I ' called upon to produce to the limit to feed not only Americans but a large amount of food will be sent to our allies and to the nations which will be freed from nazi oppression. ONE BULL--§40,000--This is Prince Eric of Sunbeam grand champion bull of the National Aberdeen-Angus show at Chicago, which sold for an all-breeds modern record price of $40,000 to Ralph L. Smith of Chillicothe, Mo Holding the prize yearling is Clint Holloman, herdsman for Sam Fiillcrton of Miami, Okla. The previous top price of §38,000 was paid for a Hereford several months ago in an Oklahoma sale. raised, we should have sufficient in 1941. By the same line of rea- - A-Cahalan by guns and bullets alone; food is 300 pounds of superphosphate Per tte home * ° ' just as high in fertility may e acre as. good insurance for a suf- * S±I^ U « «TM* *«' V ^ but S*!^ isTMU Victory gardens also were mentioned with the explanation that 50 per cent of the canned vegetables "and 75 per cent of the canned fruit this year already has been set aside for the armed . .-.,.,_!,_ iiji tinj tiLnictl **» ***· ****·; tiuiiic uii wJciitrHi.tr i^OKing"" forces. Recent releases of canned ton with Willard Zickefoose in Ipod were the result of using poor charge; March 8, at the home of "" l *"= »*"i "· mi-mere; we win tin cans and fear that they might Clarence Ulum with Carrol Rice have enough to care properly for SQOlI if Knl foi* .a Irincrnt- i-im-!n J in f^^tt-aa- ll/Tii-si,!-, 1ft ^4- v.~ t Snnf Hoi* hntvinftj* f*i~r\n T« 1 C\A A g S - DO J' " k ept for a longer period, The' meeting was the forerun n- c w 3 nuraber u 'h'ch are to be lard Zickefoose in charge. -- ~-~- · · · i i ^ j j iic HJ 4JC held in every township of the the meetings off to a start, however. Mr. Olson nounced Tuesday that all bad Dean in charge. . _ ..^..i.uj mat .in nieei- msrs Tuesday evening had been called off and will be held later. The following schedule of meetings is to be supplemented later he said. ' The committees representing agricultural extension and the agricultural adjustment agency have made the schedule for the meetings in the various townships- All nre evening meetings starting at 8 p. m. Grant township: March 8, Grant school No. 8; March 3, Grant school No. G. Ole Peterson will conduct the discussions in each of these meetings. Lincoln township: March 8 School No. 6, E. E. Eoescher in charge; March 8, school No. 7, Milton Phillips in charge; March 8 school No. 2, W. S. Fulghum in charge. Lime Creek township: March 8, Matzen school, Ralph Bryant in charge of the discussion; March 8 Alitz school, John Dougan in charge. Falls township: March 8, Richard Clause home with Forest Lair in charge; March 8 at Ed Motland home, Boyd Hodson in charge- March 9 at the Vaughn Stabler home, Boyd Hodson in charge; March 9, Clcmence Gorkowski home with Forest Lair in charge and March 10 at the Irving' Ashland home with Forest Lair in charge. Clear Lake township: March 8 Ventura school with Richard Ax in charge and March 8, Lakeside school, Roy Bilker in charge. Union township: March 8, at school No. 7, Ernest Buss in charge and Mrs. Ernest Buss, hostess; Mai-ch 8, school No. 4, Elmer Nelson in charge and Mrs. E. C. Ackermann. hostess; Marcli 9, Lakeside church, Elmer Nelson in charge and Mrs. Joe Caffrey and Mrs. F. Myles hostesses; March 10, Center school, Ernest Buss in charge, Mrs. Forrest Hansen and Mrs. Emmons Cannon hostesses; March 10, school No. 9, Elmer Nelson in charge and Mrs. Adolph Meinders hostess. Mt. Vcrnon township: March 8, school No. 1, Harold Alleman in charge; March 10, school No. 5, Julius Oehlert in charge. Bath township: March 8. at the home of Joe Cahill with Joe Cahill in charge; March 9, at the home of Ray Harris. Joe Cahill in - township: March S, Baker's school, Robert Findson in charge, and Emery school, Robert Furleigh in charge. of Ed Mutii with Elbert Rucker in charge. Owen township: March 8, at Owen Center school, F. A. Cahalan in charge; March 8, at the William Hansen home, S. A. Mathre in charge; March 8, at the home of Herman Heinzerling with Leigh Curran in charge; March 9. at the home of George Stokes with F. A. Cahalan in charge; March 9, home MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Call Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Poy All Phone Charges Dept. of Agriculture License No. 42 I (' . Dale Smith in charge. Geneseo township: At the Frank Kirk home March 9, with Will Eno in charge of the discussion. Pleasant Valley township: March 8, at the home of Clarence Edging- arence um w arrol Rice v o o care propery in charge; March 10, at the home another bumper crop in 1944. "- "'" «-- j -- =« · - ·· of John Muhlenbruch with Wil- Mason township: At the Y. M. C. A., Mason City, March 8, Earl New Rayon Ceilings Effect 3 Changes in Civilian Clothes Three changes may result from new dollars-and-cents ceilings on rayon knit fabrics. Miss Lucile Buchanan, county extension home economist, says the new ceilings replace maximum price ceilings established at March, 1942, levels. For the most part, prices will remain about the same, although they may be somewhat lower. Most important result expected is increased production of low- priced women's and children's undergarments. In addition, consumers may expect some improved quality, both in material and in workmanship. In an effort to increase supplies of lo_w-priced garments, special attention is given to equalization of prices for underwear fabrics. Lower-priced fabrics have tended to disappear from the market because of a shift in production to more costly cloth which afforded the manufacturer a greater return. Undergarments and outergar- menis made of rayon knit fabrics, such as plain and printed jersey dresses and blouses, should be somewhat lower in price or of better quality. They may be affected either in better quality material or better workmanship for the same price. A properly managed strawberry patch will produce about one-half pint of berries per running foot,or row 2 feet wide. Figuring 15 quarts for each adult, a family of a would need 300 feet of row. About 150 plants would be required to plant it. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE Shorthorn Bull. Purebred W. S. Fulghum, Mason City. Turkey Eggs Fred S. Furness, Rockford. Richland Soybeans Dan McArthur, Mason City, William P. Eno, Sheffield. Sam Kennedy, Clear Lake. Walter Boehlje, Sheffield. Fred O'Harrow, Rockwell. Melvin Hawke, Sheffield. A. P. Avise, Ventura. Viva Dyre, Rockwell. Manchn Soybeans William Poppen, Mason Route 3. Lynn Hubbard, Clear Lake. City Harold Bakehaus, Mason City, Route 1. John By], Mason City, Route 1 ,, · Eoon* Oats , l l b llve Ed Mathre. Mason City, Route 3. supply. John M. Stevenson, Mason City Route 3. , Mason Dan McArthur, Route 4. William Poppen, Mason Route 3. Elmer Krause, Nora Springs. , . Earl M. Dean. Mason City, Rt. 3. Tama Oats Melvin Evans, Mason City, Rt. 3. Control Oats M. W. Sprole, Mason City. beef. The farmers of Iowa produce 10 per cent o£ the total food supply of the United States in normal times, and now we are being challenged to produce more even though our total production has been increased 24 per cent in the crops. True, we will not have as much new machinery as we would like to have nor as much as we could use to good advantage but I'm sure that if all available machinery was used to capacity (and this means a lot of co-operation on the part of farmers) we will Food will be one of the factors which may spell victory or defeat in this war as in other wars. In World war I the world supply of cereals was very low. Some of you will remember the scarcity of white flour to be used in baking. At the beginning of World war H the world supply of wheat was at an all. time high. In the United States we had millions of bushels of corn and wheat stored in our ever-normal granary, a result of a carefully laid plan of storing surplus crops on farms and in local warehouses in years of Plenty to be used In years of short crops or to be used in emergencies such as the present war. Secretary o£ Agriculture Wickard 2 years ago realized the seriousness of a food shortage and called upon the farmers of the nation to use their stored grains in the production of more pork. Farmers responded to his request and as a result we are now slaughtering approximately 25,000,000 more hogs than we did last year. We need this increase in meat and lard because men in the service eat about 50 per cent more than they did as civilians and because of record employment of civilians, they are eating about 7 per cent more than they did in the pre-war period. We cannot produce too mucli food in total but we might produce too much of some crops because of favorable price temporarily or because these certaip crops might just be easy to raise. Because of unfavorable price relationships of certain commodities such as dairy and poultry products and meat, our government has had to be a heavy buyer in the open market to keep the price up to a point to encourage continued production. This practice is carried on during the season of peak production. Part of the products purchased in this manner are used for lend-lease and part for the armed forces. On some commodities such as peanuts and soybeans and pork, support prices are announced in advance of production. To get production of certain needed crops to balance our total production, goals have been established for the nation as a whole which are broken down to the state and county level and finally to the individual farm. The elected township Triple-A committees plan with each farmer his share of this planned production. His share will be planned according to the adaptability of his soil to the various crops, as well as the equipment and help available. The goals established for Cerro Gordo county for 131-1 include 125,000 acres of corn or an increase of 12 per cent; 500 acres of sugar beets, an increase of 200 per cent; 50,000 acres of soybeans, an increase of about 19 per cent. We arc not expected to increase the acreage of oats and we will have to reduce our grass acreage in order to get the increase desired in corn and soybeans. Each farmer is expected to gear his livestock production to his feed In the last war we were faced with a shortage of cereals; in this ~rTT iV TI IT ^- w a s o r t a g e of cereals; in this Ralph Dunn Mason City, Rt, 3. war the greatest food shortage is D a n M c r City, fats and oils. With the Japanese control of the major portion of the City, islands of the Pacific at the time of Pearl Harbor, a large part of , our rubber, tin and vegetable oils was cut off. Approximately 1-3 of the total world supply of edible fats and oils comes from this area. This is the reason for the need of more and more soybeans. Only about l-10th of the oil from soybeans is used other than for food but this l-10th has a wide variety of uses. With the navy and merchant marine launching; new ships every day. the demand for paint increases. To paint a battleship it requires the oil produced from 73 acres of soybeans. Lubricating and oil for the delicate and linseed oil. Nitro-glycerin is made from soybean oil as well as from waste fats and greases. The residue .,, being used to glue layers of wood together in making plywood for landing barges and PT boats. A large amount of this pulp is now being made into flour for baking and may be purchased at It is true that we have not had enough meal to supply every farmer with all he would like to feed these last few months, but with an increase of 2G per cent in soybean acreage and a decrease of 14 per cent in the number of hoff: years past many farmers raised just as many acres of oats as he 12 Tuesday, March 7, 1942 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE did corn and the oats brought only about half as many dollars an acre. The WFA announced a guaranteed price of §2.04 a bushel for soybeans containing 1-1 per cent moisture and with the ceiling price on No. 2 corn at S1.02, the , price relationship is very favor- ',3 able. Every farmer who plants his ! \ share of this vital war crop can ! \ feel that lie is contributing to (hi! successful prosecution of the war. Besides increasing the acreage of soybeans, we can increase,the yield by the use of inoculation. Tests show that this practice along with closer spacing of rows and early planting will increase the yield by nearly 2 bushels an acre. This practice would yield an extra 100,000 bushels of beans in Cerro Gordo county alone in 1944, extra beans which would yield enough oil to paint 70 more battleships.. Producing the oil bearing crops is but one of the phases of our 1DW food production program. We must continue with our victory gardens. Every jar of home canned fruits or vegetables or every carton of frozen foods releases the same amount to our fighting men and women or to our allies. , Every extra bushel of grain" we can produce per acre by better tillage or by using improved seeds is another step toward victory. Every extra pig saved at farrowing time by the use of guard rails £ \ or pig brooders and every chick ! ' saved means more meat and more eggs. Every one of us would like to have a part in winning this war. Certainly every farmer has a definite part just as surely as does the man who carries a gun. His part is to produce the maximum amount of food for which his farm is adapted. I'.i PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience for 20 years. FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 . i ' TIRE RECAPPING ErflEPAIRING Passenger-Truck and Tractor Tires RECAPPED No Certificate Required 25 -- New -- 25 WAR TIRES 700 x 15 -- 4-PJy Available on Grade 3 Certificate JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY 121 No. Delaware Opposite Postoff ice Phone 363 LIVESTOCK AUCTION Thursday, March 9 GARNER, IOWA NOTICE: Sale will start promptly at 1 P. M. 400 -- CATTLE -- 400 t h s w e k this w e e k s S00fl ruil o£ for oc or n. Foilou-insr lots have been listed in advance: fel good Montana acclimated Hereford steer calves \vt 400 Ibs 3o bhorthorn and White Face steers, weight ' ' 7 nn JK!' 20 eood Angus steers and heifers, weight ....... 750 Ibl' 4tt fleshy steers, Shorthorns and White Faces, wt. 300^1000 Ibs' oO Eood Shorthorn and White Face heifers, wt. . 500-650 bs' 00 good Hereford heifcrettes, acclimated, from Gunnison. Colorado. These he.fcretfcs show they arc all safe in calf and luvc been bred to a Kcsistercd Hereford bull-- will suit the most particular buyer and will be sold in lots to suit the purchaser. 1 Keglstcred Hereford bull 11 months old. Also 200 head or more of locaily consigned steers and lieifcrs ail wcisrhts. breeds and classes. Usual coed run of springer cows, springing heifers, breeding bulls, vcat calves and butcher stock of all kinds. 200 -- HOGS -- 200 Including 150 head of native feeding piss, all breeds and weighing from 80 to 160 Ibs., mostly Ions imc vaccinated Also bred sows and boars. {Demand an feeder P i K s is good-- bring SHEEP: Bring, in those fat lambs, feeder lambs, ewes or bucks you have to sell. We have buyers for all classes. HORSES: 1 blue roan saddle horse. 3 years old, broke and gentle, wt. 1.000 !bs. 1 spot colt, coming 1 year old. a good one. Pair of Rood blue roan mares coming 4 and 8 years old 1 srood blue roan mare coming 3 years old, 1 good roan suckling colt, 1 good grey gcldins coming 8 years old, also several other good work horses. ' The surest way to get full value for the livestock you have Jo sell is to consign it to this auction. Feeders, Buyers and snippers from Iowa and surroundin; states attend this sale re.gularly to bay any class of cattle, hoits, or sheep you send in. Inese co-npelitive buyers arc your guarantee of a satisfactory sale at highest prices. GARNER SALES CO. - '! V: I ! i!

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