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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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_ TWELVE # ·1 1 i 1 i i I MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 17 M 1937 Better Farms . . . Better Roads NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PlCKFORD EXPECT'37 CLIP NOT TO DEPRESS PRICE OF WOOL Current Prospects Promise Market Will Be Sustained. AMES--Wool prices, which as yet have not experienced the nor- xnal seasonal "decline, will probably be weakened very little if at all when the 1937 clip comes onto the market, Iowa State college extension agricultural economists indicated today. : ' , · "Current prospects,promise sustained .spot wool prices at near the present levels for the next few months,": they said. " , . · . While Iowa farmers are already beginning to ; shear their sheep, ^ a cbmbin ation of f actors - is working to keep up the wool market. .Mill activity, which in December saw the highest monthly consumption of apparel wool in 17 years, is expected to continue at a relatively high .level : for., the next · few months. Limited domestic supplies and a relatively strong foreign market are the 'factors which the Iowa State college extension agricul-. tural economists believe may pre vent wool puces from saggin Foreign demand for wool is e.\ pected to remain favorable for th next six months. Lqcal dealers in Iowa are offer ing from 33-to 35 cents a poun for wool. A year"ago the averag farm price was 26 cents. In th western states, and to some exten in Iowa, much of the new clip ha been contracted. FARM BUREAU NEWS . . · . . , . · · * * * * » A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo , County Organization. GROUPS NAMED BY FARM BUREAU Committees Are Announced by Francis Johnson, President. DES MOINES, . (if) -- Francis Johnson, 3owa Farm Bureau federation president,. Wednesday announced appointment of standing committees for 1937. ; Johnson said the 1937 organization work is. dependent largely upon the Activity of the committees made lip of members-of the Farm Bureau's state executive committee.. The new agricultural planning committee, which will find its work covering phases of the agricultural program of the future, is comprised of H. E. Hazen of Denmark, chairman; A. B. Kline of Vinton, Iowa vice president, and H. F. Lubkeman of Latimer. FAE51 BUREAU OFFICE ES «· S I - IHa " ............. ....... President ?' £' ^ U ?^ man .......... vice President Dougherty Farmer Receives Pedigree on Belgian Horse Al.Merfeld, farmer living three miles northeast of Dougherty, announced Monday He had received the certificate of pedigree on the Belgian stallion, "Prince de Nodebais," which he purchased recently from C. G. Good of Ogden.. The horse is a grandson of "Polydore de Nodebais," owned by J. F. Me Kigney of Dougherty. The latter horse became known as one of the finest breeding horses in Dougherty and vicinity during the period fiom 1911 to Highest Prices Paid for HIDES and WOOL FRANK KROPMAN 615 South Adams, Mason City Sale Dates Claimed Notice: A ijst of Sale Dates Claimed will be printed each, Wednesday on the Farm Page. There is no charg-c for this service, and, you are invited to make-use of it. Just mail the date of your sale, the time and place, and your name to the Globe- Gazette, attention J. B. Seaton, Mason City, la. March IS--1 p. m.--Mrs. Selmer Knudtson Public Sale, located 6 miles east of For- ..cst.City on-No. 8, then 1 mile north and y,. of a mile west: Carl Sheimo, Aucl. March 18--12 noon--We'ibke Bros. Livestock Sale, to be held In Prosper, IMinn., 16 miles north of Decorah on highway 52. Fred Rowan, Auct. March 13--12;3() p. m.--Ka- nawha .Sales Pavilion, .Market. Day Sale. Kana- Wha, Ia\vn. II. Brummundj auctioneer and manager. March 19--11 a. m., Oswald Strand Horse Sale, Manly, Iowa. J. R. Dorsey, Fred Rowan and Carl Sheimo, Auctioneers. March 19--12:30 p. m Clear Lake Auction Co., Livestock 'auction, sales pavilion, Clear Lake. March 20--1 p. ;m.--Marvel Sales Co., livestock auction, Webster City, loiva. March 23-^-J p. m.~-UTarvel Sales .Co., Horse and Mule auction, ; Webster City, la. March 24--11 a. m.--W. J. Murphy . Sales Corp., Hve- . stock sale, Charles City Iowa. . March 24--11:30 a. m.-- .Lund Sales stahlcs. Horse sale, on highway : No. 18, just east of Mason City. March 24--1 p. m.--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Websier "City, Iowa. March 25--11:30 a. m. Lund Sales .Stables, cattle, hoes and sheep sale on highway No. 18, just cast of Mason City. Marcli 25--12 a. m.--Garner Sales Co.. -Inc-, sales pavilion at highways No. Ig and (19. , On New Committee. Members of another, new committee--transportation and development of farm.and home conveniences--are H. F. Lubkeman, chairman; Ed Doolittle of Webster City; and L. B. Cunningham. Other committees named: P o l i c y committee: Presideri Johnson, chairman; A. B. Kline V. B. Hamilton, state secretary; O W. Beeler, state organization director; and the chairman of thf standing committee under whose consideration the matter regularly "imes. i Budget and finance: Ed Doolittle, chairman; A. C. Hanson of In- vood; and H. H. Crist of Clarence. Educational: Francis L. Kerr of Manilla, chairman; Mrs. Haymond Sayre of Ackworth, state women's ommittee chairman; and H. J. Teachout of Farragut. . " On Legislative Group. Legislative: A. C. Hanson of In- vood; C. W. Huntley of Chariton' nd Francis L. Kerr. Marketing: C^ W. Huntley, FABM BUREAU DIEECTOBS Fff?', ....... -Howard Cash, Clear JLake tJncoln ....... Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Ume Creek.. Leslie VanNoto, Mason city Falls . . . Paul H. Matzcn. Moson City Clear Lake ...... Waller Waod, Clear Lake ke .............. A. H. Steil, Clear Lake son.; ..... Elgar 2. Haight. Mason Citv «l=nd.-. ..... Paul Spotts. Nora Springs u "i°n ........ ...H. F. Miner, Clear Lake Mount Vermm..j. c. Oehtfci. Clear Lakl B all ..... ....... Cecil H. Aviso. RocKweli °"? l!n .......... F. L. Thompson, Rockford Di nmcS tV V, ...... Hithard. James, Thornton Picas. Valley.. Clarence Ulum. Swaledale Gcnejeo.. ....... ..Frank Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty .......... . Grant... Mrs.' Ernest Carr, clear Lake Lincoln. Mrs. Irving Ashland, Clear Lake Lime Creek ..... : Falls "· MrS- Pelcr Frahm ' Mason City Mrs. Martin Hendrickson, Nora Springs Clear Lake . -, jMrs. .Elmer Nelson. Clear Lake Lake....Mrs. Ben Skadeland. Clear Lake Mason .-.Mrs. George Holt. Mason City Portland fc .., . ; .KI».'A. B. Brocket!. Nora" Springs " 1Q "j Mrs. Hush Strain, Ventura Mt. , Vemon - . ..Mrs. J. R. Richardson, Clear Lake 5 aui :..M». Cecil Aviso, Rockwell *' c « Mrs. John Curran, Mason City irnes... . . . M r s . Carl Floy, Thornton . . . . . _ Mrs. ClErence Rawson, Sheffield Gencseo.......Mrs. \y u i a ruru , Sheffield Dougherty · ......Mrs. E. G. DoughcrtyrboUEherty County Home Project Chairman..... . ···,· ""- E. P. DeGraw. Mason City Chairman Boys' Club Committee...... ,,·-.· Earl M. Dean. Mason Cit Chairman Girls' Club Committee ,, · · · · - , : · · · · · · · 'Irs. Earl M. Dean Publicity Committee- El. M. Hall. Mrs. R. Furletgn, Lelcb Cur ran. Acting County Agent., .Andrew N. Olson County club Agent Paul Henderson Home Demonstration Agent ...'...... -- Florence Zollinner ca Assistant...; .Gcnevfcve M. Smith Office 21.1 Federal BMc.. Mason City ...U...1.W....S. v. V ¥ . : . i l U U U t J y , chairman; Mrs. Raymond Sayre' A. B. Kline; and H. E. Haren. Organization: A. B. Kline, chairman; Mrs. Raymond Sayre; L. B^ Cunningham and Francis L,. Kerr . Rural credit: H. H. Crist, chairman; A. C. Hanson;'" and H. H. Teachout. Service relations: H. J. Teachout, chairman; Ed Doolittle- H. F. Lubkeman; and H. E. Hazen. Taxation: L. B. Cunningham, chairman; C. \V. Huntley; and H. H. Crist; executive committee. Board of trustees: Francis Johnson, chairman; A. B. Kline; and H. J. Teachout. . Spraying Home Orchard Urged by County Agent Spraying the home orchard thoroughly and at the correct time will pay this year according to Andrew N. Olson, county agent. The extension horticulturists at Ames advised Mr. Olson that last summer's drought and the preceding severe winter has cut down the number of bearing apple, plum, peach and pear trees and has almost destroyed the small fruit plantings in many sections oC southern and western Iowa. The past winter has caused little winter injury. Conditions are such, according to Mr. Edgecombe extension horticulturist at Ames that healthy apple,' pear, plum and cherry trees will yield- good crops thjs year unless we spring frosts. The shortage of bearing trees and small fruits indicates prospects for good prices this summer and fall. In view of this situation Mr. Edgecombe says' that bearing trees be fertilized this spring properly pruned and sprayed. Wool Growers Will Meet on Saturday A meeting of the wool growers of the county with C. W. McDonald of the extension service will be held at the Farm Bureau office on Saturday afternoon, March 20, at 1:30 p. m. A severe snowstorm interfered with the last meeting of tne wool growers and it is hoped that there will be a good attendance at this meeting. FARM GROUP TO MEET MARCH 24 First Meeting of 1937 to Be Held at Olivet M. E. Church. On Wednesday evening, March 24, the Federated Farm organizations,will meet for 6:30 dinner at the Olivet M. E. church in Mason 2,000 4-H CLUB MEMBERS FINISH THEIR PROJECTS Proper Feeding and Care of Market Pigs Completed Work, Last Year. AMES--Swine raising projects emphasizing the importance ot proper feeding- and care of market and purebred pigs were completed by nearly 2,000 Iowa 4-H club members last year, John Qiust, Iowa State college extension agent, announced. . Slightly more than 1,200 members completed the market pig and market litters project work, while in the other sections, nearly 800 completed purebred gilt and purebred sow and little projects, both increases over 1935. Exhibitors in the market pig classes won prizes aggregating 55,484 and exhibitors in the purebred pig classes won $7,622. In the market pig section, largest of: the four on the basis of enrolling club members, 938 persons completed their project work. They raised 2,189 pigs having a total value of 540,825. In 1935, only 1,339 pigs were carried through the market pi£ project but had a' total value of 527,637: In the market litter section, 338 members completed the project, carrying through 334 Utters. Thes litters had a total value of $40,72 compared to $29,192, the value o 223 Utters in 1935. In the purebred gilt class, 133 members raised 231 gilts having a total valuation of $20,351. The yeai before '153 gilts had a value oJ $1,140. In the purebred sow anc litter class, 117 members raised 746 sow-litters having a total value o! approximately 5167,000 as compared to $98,203, value of 545 sow-litters in 1935. Mr. Quist said an average of 7.4 Jigs were farrowed in each mar- cet litter and 7.83 pigs in each purebred litter. ' YOU REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN? City. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE Members are asketl to consult Farm Bureau office for advertising rates on this column. For Sale: Timothy seed,- tested, clean, high germination. Cut from, pasture mixture. Contains alfalfa and clover. Priced right. George Hitzhusen, Cartersville. For Sale: Polled ' Hereford bulls. Golden King seed corn. William McArthur, Mason City For Sale: Spotted Poland brood ^sows. Farrow in April. «. u. Schumacher, Thornton. t or Sale: Stewart sneep shears Dearly New. Herman Ginapp, Rockwell. For Sale: Purebred grey Per- cheron stallion. Excellent pedigree. Sound, sentle and broke. John T. Fenton, Roc:k- lOrd. The Federated ^Farmers organization consists'of all.the so-operative and farm organizations of the county. The group meets three or four times a year as a forum to discuss their mutual problems. This is the first meeting of the group in 1937. It had been planned to meet in January, but so many other county and state association meetings were being held'that it was impossible to arrange for an earlier meeting. ' · It has been customary and the group has requested to continue to have a luncheon at 6:30 before the program and business is carried out. This meeting · is being held at Olivet church located on South Federal avenue, about a block south of the fairgrounds. Tickets are 50 cents to cover cost of dinner and program. Tickets can be purchased through the managers of the various co-operatives or at the Farm Bureau office. There is room to serve only 100 at the church. . A program of interest has been arranged and officers will be elected. The purpose of the organization is for the members to acquaint themselves with the co-operative ., ,.»«.·· oi.u movement in their own midst and good crops slso to plan how best to further have late ttle cause as an economic solution to our farm problems. There is no fast rule as to membership, anyone interested in co-operation is welcome to the luncheon.and also to take part in the group discussion, R. M. Hall, chairman, states. Home Project Schools Announced in County Home project training schools for Corro Gordo county have been scheduled as follows: Bath-Geneseo, Friday, Marcl 19, home of Mrs. 0. E. Mullen. Lime Creek-Falls, Monday Marr-h 22, home of Mrs. William McArthur. Owen-Dougherty, T u e s d a y , March 23, home of Mrs. Ann Sweeney. Union-Mount Vernon, Wednesday, March 24, home of Mrs. Frank Marlow. Grimes-Pleasant Valley, Friday March 2G, home of Mrs. Grant Roney. Grant-Clear Lake, Tuesday, March 30, home of Mrs. Abe Van- Hoosen. Mason-Portland, Wednesday, March 31, home of Mrs. D. E. Bitterman. / Lake-Lincoln, Saturday, April 3, home of Mrs. E. A. Thrams. Hybrid Popcorn Being Developed at Ames AMES, (JP) -- J. E. Eldredge, Iowa state college agronomist, announced Wednesday the college's agronomy section has developed "a^promising hybrid popcorn variety from the Japanese Hulless original strain. The new variety, un-named as yet, in tests produced from 15 to 20 per cent higher yields and pops 20 to 25 per cent greater in volume than the regular Japanese Hulless, Eldredge .repoi led. Young People's Forum "Holds Meeting; Plans Made for Spring Party The regular meeting of trie Rural Young Peoples Forum was held at the P. G. and E. auditorium on Wednesday evening. , During the business meeting the secretary read a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Curran, who were married Wednesday afternoon at the Little Brown church. Mr. Curran is president of the Forum group. It was decided to give the program which has been .postponed for sometime, on Wednesday evening, March 17, at Burchinal. The Forum agreed to sponsor a spring party for the county 4-H club and made tentative plans for a district young people's camp to be he'.d the third week in June. Ths joint meeting of the double Y and Forum club has been postponed to a later date. Bob Pine gave a brief report on the discussion class he attended at the training school held at Mason City. The program included a talk by the Rev. William Galbreth on "Label Wise or Otherwise," a reading by Dorothy Rucker, music by the M. A. O. ,trio, a novelty piano solo by Bert Coe and stunts by Wayne Rucker; Refreshments were served following the program. I The committee in charge consisted of Ethyl Buss, Kenneth Johnson, Don Johnson and Ernest Buss. Jersey Breeders to Meet Here Tuesday Jersey breeders of district two will hold a meeting at the Farm Bureau office in Hampton on Tuesday, March 23 at 1:30 p m Mr. Fred' S. Idtse, fieldman for the American Jersey club, and Mr. Floyd Johnston, extension dairyman, will be in attendance. Plans for the year's activites will be formulated. The two important projects to be planned are Parish Jersey shows and Iowa Production and Type Futurity. UNION TOWNSHIP MEETS Union township Farm Bureau met at Lakeside church on Thursday evening. Hural Electrification was discussed. Lincoln township met at the Anderson school ' on Friday evening. D'you remember 'way back when the republicans had a cinch on the .offices of Cerro Gordo county and when a nomination was almost equal to an election? It was at the time when the "wheelhorse" of the party used to come out to the country school houses and tell the handful of farmers assembled who to vote for and to warn them about the risk they ran in scratching a ticket and how much safer it was just to put an X in the circle at the left upper corner and so "vote' her straight." Somewhat early in the year there had to be a state convention a n d - t h e r e were delegates from every township and also several from Mason City, whose duty it was to see that everything "was run according to schedule. Held in Cedar Rapids. Well, this convention was held in Cedar Rapids and one of the delegates from Mason' City was supposed to engage rooms for the county delegation but when they arrived and went to the hotel, they found he. had only spoken for the .Mason City boys. "Ah! then there was hurrying to and fro" and it resulted in all the rest of them being packed into a room containing two beds and four cots--but it was take it or leave it. Most of the country fellows were new at the convention business and were inclined to spend money carefully. We got there too Jate for breakfast so we scurried around and found a good restaurant that put up a'good farmer's meal for 25 cents and as we left the place we agreed to come back there for dinner, which we did and for supper, too. Ya see the first day was given over to Wire pulling to see how the big guns stood among the delegates before they risked a vote. Of course the country delegates didn t get in on that very much Ihey were supposed to vote as the leaders decided. Eight in Bearoom. Night came and there .were eight in that bedroom. We sleot after a fashion. Next morning we hiked up to our restaurant for breakfast but as we were eating someone sufi- gested that we ought to get one meal in style so we agreed to eat dinner at the hotel. Then we went 1° the , meeting place and when the roll was called we voted as the cue was given us by the heads of the delegation. Of course, it was a free Country and we could have voted for someone else--only, you know how it is. We didn't , And then we went back to the hotel to dinner; and not being used to city ways and' naturally we wanted to sit together 'so we walked into the dining room and seated ourselves at a round table in the center of the room,--and there we sat and never a waiter camu near us, until we were just about to get up-and go back to our rough and ready" restaurant when a 'woman standing at the door gave a sign and a couple of waiters came to us and took our orders--and then it dawned on us v e h a d offended that lady at the door by walking right by In. and sitting down in some empt chairs. Oh, well; we. had learne something. Train Didn't Come. The convention was over bu our train did not come until late i the evening so we had to go to ou restaurant again for supper. . Wlien we got back to our hoti one of our number went to th desk and made a discovery. I don know whether any of them hav told anyone about it, and many o them are dead now, so no one wi Care, so I'll tell you. They charged each one of us th price of the room as if it had bse occupied by two. That was bad enough but he als found out that the hotel was ru on the American plan and we ha gone out and bought meals tha our hotel bill included. Were w mad'' But there was no appeal. How ever, we had the room until 5 a m. of the next day and one of th boys vented his spleen by fillin the bath tub and emptying it, us ing a towel to wipe out the tub an calling for extra towels. He wen out into the hall nnd asked every one he knew to come into ou room and have a bath on. us, an then he would wipe out the tu again and cal Ifor more towels. Two or three of the delegation are still alive and they will get kick out of this sample of oldtim politics. WANTED Hides Wool Carl Stein 111 6th S. W. Phone 470 j Used Machinery Several Good Used Grinders 2--Good Fordson Tractors, cheap. Some Goad Used Corn Planters. Reconditioned Disc Har- Reconditioned Tractor and. Horse Plows. 2--Model "A" Tractors. ·I--1 1 /z Horse Power John Deere Gas Engine. 2--10-20 McCormick- Deering Tractors, cheap. 2--John Deere Model D T r a c t o r s , reconditioned. CERRO GORDO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 444 115 Eighth St. S. E. "It's as Easy to Paint With Enterprise Paints as it is .to Make a Cake! And it Costs So Little, Too!" PAINT UP WITH ENTERPRISE It Costs No More Than Ordinary .Brands! See Us For Wallpaper and House Craning Needs Boomhower Hardware 113 NORTH FEDERAL AVE. J. M. "Jack" Robertson AUCTIONEER Specialty Is Purebred Livestock and Farm Sales. PHCNE 2019 BIASON CITS A E T N A BONDED FARMS Send for our list of .North Iowa Farms Aetna Life Ins. Co. 1304 Iteiristcr Tribune Bldg-. Des Moines, Iowa Can give immediate possession on well improved IfiO acres, Ccrro Gordo County. E. T. Hauptmann, Rep. C'onvUh, Iowa NATIONAL HYBRID SEED CORN In the Northern Section of the 1036 Iowa Yield Test, our National Hybrids show an increase in yield of 38.3% (amounting to 17.24 bushels per acre) over average open-pollinated corn entries Th 1S proves that our twenty years of research and corn breeding have paid big returns. You, too Mr. Farmer, can get this increase in yield if you plant Hybrid Seed Corn adapted to your vicinity We produce varieties of hybrid corn adaptable to every part of the corn belt. Write for prices and varieties. NATIONAL HYBRID CORN COMPANY Anamosa, Iowa Paul N. Smith, Pres. Max A. Wortman, Treas. Stuart N. Smith, Sec'y. Plants at Anamosa, Iowa, and Onslow, Iowa We have some territory open for salesmen. ^ %· Better Social Life . . .Better Schools ATTENTION MR. FARMER SAVE MONEY Have your old plow shares, corn planter shoes and cultivator shovels reclaimed by the new Process Method at hall Hie cost of new, · ALL WORK GUARANTEED · Economy Welding and .Machine Works UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 112 South Commercial Ave. Phone 1020 Mason Cliy The Spreader with Seven Different Spreading Rates 4 to 28 loads per acre -- that's the wide range you have with the Oliver Superior Spreader! You can change the rate o£ spread instanUy from the driver's seat -- from the lightest top dressing to the heaviest. And the manure will be finely cut and distributed evenly. A 2-horse team pulls the 75-A Spreader easily, it turns in a 14^-foot circle, and it's built low. It is handy to get in and ont of bams or sheds, close to manure piles, and to make sharp turns through gates. \ An Oliver will do your' spreading job more handily and at a smaller cost. It's long-lived too, because it is spring hung and straight steel sills keep all parts properly aligned. You'll want to know more about this roller Bearing Oliver Spreadei. Come in and let us show you its improvements part by part, OLIVER FARM E Q U I P M E N T ARM AND SUPPLY 722 South Federal Phone 105fi FARMERS . . . . Our Farm Department is Stocked With Only the Best--Buy Quality Merchandise! The HUDSON BROODER Safe and Sure for CHICKS and Early Pigs Priced at $10.95 and up BOYT HARNESS Is Iowa Made for HARD SERVICE' Extra care has been made in selecting the feather in these harnesses. We recom- merid it!^ Ask. to see "The Horse's Friend," Boyt's Air Cushioned Collar! VIGORO Complete plant food. 49c A Few Specials! Sweat Pads ....... . . . . . . Thinner Enameled Pads with ..... 7-Row Stitching ' . . . ; · ____ 69 Spring Pattern Curry Combs. . . . ]9 C Handy Package of Leather. . . . .' . .* .' ' 29 C Breast Chains, per pair . . . . ' '$1 25 Extra Quality Breast Straps, ...... 1 !/2-inch, each Tl/8-inch Anchor Brand Snapsi 6 fo r '.'. Z4c Listen! 1 Vsx20 ft. Select Heavy Team Lines ...... $5 75 Hundreds of Other Useful' Farm' Needs! Qirrie Van Ness Co tel

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