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January 19, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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^^ 1 '-:il*'.-w^ir!.-,vt-L;-s.-v(tAttU^J!(v^«(w«aKMM.ifcia«i*s*^ M4 P s^^ MASON I . . . Better Schools Better Social Life NE^_ANDjniEWSOFVJNTEREST TO FARMERS ountrvslde IV' . By Albert and Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minnesota "This morning I ate 14 pieces of bread," said the small boy And he still looked hungry. But he was speaking the truth. The flour bin was low, the roads were bad, and the bread box was empty. That is, the bread box was empty of loaves, but not of fragments. The small boy had gathered up the fragments, had buttered each one, soaked it in milk and eaten it. He had eaten 14 pieces of bread all right. There is a distinction between "pieces" and "slices." With the bakery-sliced loaf going out of existence, we must soon go back to home-slicing. One had better slice the bread for the children--it is disconcerting to see a small boy ciutcb a loaf of bread and whittle away at it--inward, toward his stomach. A farmer, who had bought something at a sale, tied a bob-sled behind his car and hauled his new property home. He didn't drive very fast, but on the sleet-covered roads both car and bobsled functioned perfectly. Come to think of it, this was the first time that we ever sav.' a bobsled tied behind a car. We have seen plenty of cars tied behind bobsled and team. As 3 general rule, when the roads are good for cars they are poor for bobsleds, and when good for bobsleds poor for cars. Years ago, when roads were not kept open all winter, there were always times when, as farmers said, there was neither wheeling nor sleighing. PRICES AT FARM SALES ARE NOW GOING SO HIGH THAT WE HEARD ONE FARMER SAY "IF I'D HAVE A SALE I'D CRY IT MYSELF! YOU DON'T NEED AN AUCTIONEER ANYMORE ALL THAT THE OWNER NEEDS TO SAY IS, "WHO'LL GIVE ME THE MOST?' " * * * We have heard farmers present TIRES and TUBES are PRECIOUS FOR BEST TIKE AND TUBE VULCANIZING, SEE PRITCHARD SUPER-SERVICE 1st S. E. and Benn. Fh. 3153 TIRE INSPECTION STATION their own cases in court. The difficult thing about a farmer crying his own sale would be that he would never be there when needed. A sale day is something like a threshing day--the farmer is needed in a half-dozen places at once. "When will this cow be fresh?' asks the auctioneer, but there is no answer. The owner is gone. The owner always seems to be gone. We have heard the auctioneer declare in exasperation, "Where is the man who's having this sale?" So the conclusion is, a farmer couldn't cry his own sale, because he couldn't find himself when needed. * * * Stocks in the small-town stores are rapidly being depleted. The other day we went to town charged to buy a mop- stick. There didn't seem to be a mopstick in town. Finally we located a certain heavy type of mopstick. We bought it, and proudly brought it home. The wife took one look at it and cried, "That's an institution roopstick!" She went on to explain that such mopsticks are used only in lobbies, depots, large halls of one sort or another. "You'll have to use it," she said. Luckily, we had the job o£ cleaning the rural sehoolhouse during the Christmas vacation. All the dust, the fuss and feathers and the pine needles of the Christmas program had to be cleaned up, to say nothing of the cigar stubs left from a special election, the schoolhouse being also used as a polling place in the district. Well, we would certainly get a chance to -ise our institution mop. We put it :o work on that sehoolhouse floor, and it worked fine--that is, it worked fine until we got to 'the ·cindergarten section, when suddenly our mop was stuck under a seat. We had put a twenty-ounce filler in the mopstick, and we had ;otten that under the seat all ight, but couldn't get it out. It vas just like one of those twisted- nail nuzzles, which go together all ight, but won't come apart. "Don't you pull up that seat, dad," said the youngest son, "because it's mine!" At length we did get the mop loose, finished the floor, and then set the mop outside, in the entry, The door to this sehoolhouse is at the west, so that the entry catches the cold blasts from the west and northwest--just why any country sehoolhouse should be built opening to the west is, we think, a mystery of the first magnitude. Then the cleaning was completed and the cleaning equipment loaded in the car. All except the mop. We had almost forgotten that. We went up to get it, but by now it was frozen to the concrete floor of the entry. We pulled and jerked. It refused to come. We pulled once more, determined that the mop would come loose or we would take the schoolhouse home with us. The handle came off and we bounced back against one wall of the entry. This marks, we hope, the .end of our institution mop. It is too much for us. * * * But it did ret that floor down at the schoolhouse as clean as a whistle. ¥ if * The way Albert talks in that paragraph about the schoolhouse you might get the impression that he cleaned the schoolhouse alone. But the boys and I helped him. We washed the blackboards, washed the desks and gave them a rubdown with furniture polish, the same way with the teacher's desks, chair, bookcase and the like. The walls had to be brushed clown, the books dusted, the stage taken down, the flag shaken out and folded and put away, the curtains dusted and the stage curtains taken down and put away, the windows washed, the buckets and basins scoured, the floors swept, not to forget the basement steps and the basement itself. Water gallons of it, had to be heated and softened. The furnace fire had to be kept up all day. Besides, we had to have dinner down there, and that took time and thought. And Albert worked that mop so hard, he developed an enormous appetite, and then he got lazy and we knew if he ever got into the bookcase, he wouldn't get the mopping done, so wo had to lock the bookcase and keep the key in our pocket. ¥ # * And when he gets paid for the cleaning job, he's going to have Jo split it five ways. * * * The two youngest boys are 'planning a room of their own. Every- hing's all ready to start work on t about the first of February. They have given strict orders for shuck mattresses. "We want some- hing we can jump on, Mama, and hose old store mattresses are no "tood." HOG RAISING IS NO "GAMBLE" NOW! The hog market has been going up for two years, has just hit a 23-year high for January, and what's more the government has guaranteed a hog market of SI 3.25 or better, for the next two years. Are you taking the proper steps to "cash in" on this hog market? SANTONE is a complete hog mineral. Protein feeds are scarce ond you will be feeding more minerals to help your hogs put on weight ond to help your sows produce stronger, thriftier litters. Begin feeding SANTONE to your sows today! Order From Your Nearest Dealer: Henry L. Gcsmc llanlonlrmn Farmers Elevator Co,.,, Chapln Nels Jensen Uamplon, Hi. 2 Alb in Anderson. ..Hampton, IU, i Fred K. Trope Kudd Clifford' S h o w e r . . . T.eKoy v Minn. I'ratik Knight S. M. Kisct If. 17. niett-ett Roy E, Sharp .. Carrol E. Rice . ..Mason City, Et. 4 Meservty . .Maxon City, Rl. 3 Swaledale T-aurenee F. Tcsch . M i t c h e l l Joe Jcr£cn!i Kcffato Center Greene, Iowa HOWELL-SHRADER DRUG COMPANY 529 South Gilbert Street Iowa City, Iowa "THE RELIABLE LINE SINCE '99' MAM WRY MAmr MY BONO MY Better Farms . . . . . . Better Roads jarden Seed Should 3e Purchased Early "Do your garden seed buying arly and avoid the spring rush." This is the recommendation of j. C. Grove, lov.-a State college extension horticulturist, \y h o points out that the demand for ;arden seed will be unusually leavy this year. Only early purchasing will insure the war gardener of obtaining the kinds o£ 33 pounds of seed he \vanls. The average of canned, frozen or dried fruits and Sow Aids Food for Freedom Drive Susie, the year old Chester White sow owned by Floyd Metzger, Davenport went all out in her effort to aid Uncle Sam's Food for Freedom drive. She is shown above with her litter of pigs. There were 27 but 7 died. In addition to Susie's contribution, Mr. Metzger has three other sows that gave birth to 17, pigs each, making a grand total of 79 pigs within 24 hours. EMMERT OILTS ON SALE MONDAY 40 Head of Poland Chinas Are Offered The annual Emmeri Brothers sale of bred gilts will be held at the farm east of Mason City Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock and includes 39 gilts and one proved sow, Sweet Sixteen, in service to Promoter. A 12 o'clock luncheon will be served preceding the sale. The gilts are sired by Made Just Rite, Transformer, Ever Normal and -North Star and are bred .to Promoter, Control and Arfcy, recognized as a breed model in conformation, dimensions, size for age and smoothness throughout. Sixteen of the gilts were bred to Arky, 18 to Promoter and eight to Control. "This is by far the best draft of gilts we ever have groomed for a s a l e , considering uniformity, leads, legs and bodies," declared Ben Emmert. A large number of breeders of purebred Poland Chinas is expected 'ro_m Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illi- lois and other states as well as "o\va. Thirty young boars sold by Emmert Brothers last fall averaged just under $100 a head. vegetables announced by Secretary of Agriculture Wickard as available for each person in 1943 means a reduction of 13 pounds per person from the 1037-41 "average. Foods from the garden, home processed in any fashion, however, are not included in the ration and therefore are being turned to as the way to offset the curtailment. K It's _ _ _ _^ BIG LITTERS, FAST GAINS and" EARLY-TO-MARKET you want! Purina HOG CHOW y toy -03 antaee ijt xii 5'/. ba£v!s «f cj PtiiM Hog ICO Ibs. CS.T c^d 50 «:ao an. =at ne=rj (GS-. qtini thai help thin ;-' So KQr«t ctitly . . get e=i a bs '·: price fci lisii ccra e:i · tooj! Ce« is. in cj cbo-u! Hsg Ciowl j Purina so w PIG CROW Yea =:aic» or Isw ca wia! tie tsw ': e .. 6:7 fclle-s r«qti;e - c-J Pa.-t-a Sow acd ft, Ciia fcv t cspceiaiiy to ^o v.-.lri grai j"je SCTJ.-S whal ·* icier Ir p.-c FARMERS ELEVATOR PHONE 270 Dairy Herd Mason Township Home ^W^ . · 1%. -· U_. .^ I I I * Tests Reveal Large Gain AMES--Sixty-one dairy herd- improvement associations, including herds previously tested in 70 associations, continued in operation during December as 18 DHIA organizations merged to permit one supervisor to handle LWO associations, A. R. Porter, dairy husbandry specialist at Iowa State college, announced. A total of 20,937 cows were re orted tested in December with an average production of 25 pounds of butterfat for the 32-day period. This is a gain of 3.4 )ounds over November. Twenty- wo percent of the cows reported vere dry during December. ¥ * ¥ High-ranking DHIA association in butterfat production for the second consecutive month was the Henry Association. Fat production i» this association for December was 31 pounds a cow from an averagre production of 820 pounds of milk. * * * The Story Association was sec- md in butterfat with 33.2 and irst in milk v.-ith 911 pounds. The Slkador-Monona Association was hird in both fat and milk. Other association rankings were Fremont-Pagc-Mills, fourth; Fay- ?tte Number 1 and Number 3, -iifth: Scott, sixth, and Palo Alto and Emmet, seventh. A total of 807 cows were removed from DHIA herds in December because of low production, diseases and other causes "When a DHIA lactation record is completed it is reported to the Bureau of Dairy Industry at Washington. In December a tota oE 1,122 lactations records were reported. An accumulation of these records are used to officially prove sires. Last month IS Iowa bulls v/ere proved on this basis. 'Auctions' of Pig Raise $62,000 in Bond Sales MARION, 111.. «J.ra_Petty Officer First Class Don Lingle of the Marion navy recruiting office wants to buy Uncle Sam a battleship, and he and a blue-eyed pig named "King Neptune" already have corralled §62,000 toward the cause. The 263-pound Hereford, given to the recruiting staff by a dairj of West Frankfort. 111., was about to be converted into pork dinners when Lingle suggested: "Let's auction him off for bonds anc stamps." Auctions were held at Wes Frankfort, Marion and Herrin. thi latter swelling the total by 550,. 000, Another was scheduled a Benton, 111. The auctions arc unique, in that highest bidders aren't entitled to keep the pig. "I[d like to see King Ncptun auctioned enough times to buy a battleship or cruiser," Lingle said. "Then we would take him on personal appearance tour of th Japanese coast." The surest way of gelling ; high quality calf is through th use of an approved bull. H- shoulcl come frora a healthy here and should possess a good pcdi gree. His ancestry should hav come from a long line of uniformly productive cows of high quality. Highest CASH Prices Paid for · EGGS · POULTRY ·HIDES PHONE 654 KITS1S PRODUCE CO. 51* So. Federal Mason City Project Discussion on ; Care of the Sick" The Mason township home project women met at the L. P. Berne- dahl home in Mason City for their last meeting with : How to Care for the Sick" as the lesson topic. Miss Lucile Buchanan, county home economist, gave a demonstration on bed making and how to make a patient comfortable. A pot luck luncheon was served. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Coll Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges Dept. of Agriculture License No. 42 You Can Still Get PIONEER 353-353A 322 - 324 341 In Some Kernel Sizes Pioneer hybrid seed corn will produce high yislding, stiff stalked, good feeding corn in 1943. Phone or Write Today PIONEER REPRESENTATIVES IX CERRO GQRDO COUNTY A. E, Clark, Mason City, Iowa, R 3 R. E. James, Thornton, Iowa H. B. Bleivett, Mescrvey, Iowa J. D. Richardson, Clear Lake, Iowa S. A. Mathrc, Mason City. Iowa, R 3 31. K. A very, Mason City, Iowa J. C. McGnire, Mason City, Iowa R 1 Shirley Sfanfteld, Clear Lake, Iowa John Ouverson, Fertile, Iowa George Meincckc, V e n t u r a , Iowa, M. T. Hinrichsen, Xora Springs, Iowa, R 1 Dewey Uowcll, Ventura, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. DCS Moines, Iowa OPA CEILING ON FARM MACHINES Seeks to Prevent Profiteering in Implement Business AMES--The office of price administration has taken steps to prevent profiteering on five types of used farm machinery, C. H. Chase, secretary of the Iowa Implement Dealers association, said here. Chase said that according to information received f r o m the Washington OPA headquarters ceilings on five types of farm machinery became effective at 12:01 a. m., Jan. 9. * * * Used tractors, combines, corn pickers, corn binders and motor or tractor operated hay balers are the farm machines placed on the ceiling price list. These machines cannot be sold in excess at ceilio? prices at either private or public sale. Chase pointed out. * * # The celling prices are figured in three groups as follows: Where the machine is over one year old it cannot be sold at over 70 per cent of the base price. Base price is the last list price published by the manufacturer and is figured FOB factory. Where machines are less than a year old they cannot be sold at more than 85 per cent of the base price. * (. # Where machines are reconditioned by qualified experts and guaranteed for 30 days to the next buyer, they cannot be sold at more than 95 per cent of the base price. Chase pointed out one difficulty in the new ruling which OPA will need to clear up. Where several bidders seek the same machine and have bid it to the maximum price, who 'will get the machine? Chase said OPA was already at work on the problem. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. January Cold Weather Clothing For FARMERS Look over this list. Get value! Rli77arrl DllZZdTQ All wool, washable. A i on Genuine Kromers «Jl«t" Tal1 Corn Jackets. BUmket !Lne(3 At* nr\ $2.29 Oshkosh Lined Jackets ...$3.19 Full Gildner cut. Pine clear capesk;n .85 3 Melton' Jackets wool blazers $4.50 Tarlfpfc Genuine BROWN'S beach A/« nr* jaotets jackets Nothing warmer §6.95 Sanforized dark gray coverts 98c Suits OUllb Heavy cotton, long sleeves and ankle length C otton uuun Ful1 cut l:nit wrist cotton glove3 ....... 15c Heavy special IZ-oz. gauntlet gloyes Oshkosh B'Gosh Overalls $2.19 Tall Corn Shirts 98c Plaid Shirts cotton $1.45 and $1.95 Wnrt Pantc Oshkosh cottonade. f 1 Ul n. 1 UUI Heavy weight. Stripe $2.45 Hnr]zfnrA *Jnv Original Kelson heavy o pairs rn nocKiora oox two pound EOX j ^ or 59 c foH nn *\IW M ediam heavy mechanic's o pairs rft VtlLlUU -UUA sox interlined J for JUC Boot Sox Heavy W001 mi - xed 15 in. length 35c Wool Work Sox 25c Pantc. plain r uiis covert $1.69 Kromer Caps Genuine original Kromer washable caps to f*|\ DUC Men's SweatShirts g^igff $1.19 Boys' Oshkosh J^tSP 0311 ...$1.35 $1.55 Boys' Blue Shirts KT 1 ^. 59 C Boys' Golf Sox S assortment 29c Mific mills Lined bl a* horsehide with c]£lstic v . rists ........ lined ' brov -' n or black i cather ti on lpl.Z9 Bovs' Finffertins Hca . vy WODl drCES ^lo-ss ?i r.sn itvy* imgciupa coat, warm lining 1£ l j Boys' Mackinaws S' vvcislu W001 $7.85 GET YOURS NOW ON FEDERAL--OPPOSITE THE PARK Get to Know

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