The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 14
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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M a s o n C i t y G l o b e - G a z e t t e piece o£ the kitchen floor above the coal bin. The corner ot the living room where the piano stood was turned upside down under a ' big tree just outside which had been snapped *of£ a Tlie lop. few feet above ground, piano was resting on its "The piano tuner fished about a bushel of straw and j u n k out of it and then sat down and played it," laughed Hemmes. Th'e piano now stands in their new living room. The only other piece of the old furniture still in the house is a large rocking chair. "One of the neighbors brought it back. I- don't know where they found it. It wasn't even scratched." A table found in a nearby field also was undamaged. Altho' blown in the road There wasn't even a hole in the screen. The 2 teams of horses which the 2 men had run into the barn with their harness on before the storm broke all survived. The harness was gone and one team lit in a [ield some distance west of the barn, the other 2 horses also being thrown some distance. But except for one horse losing an eye, all 4 recovered. Mrs. Hemmes had hundreds of chicks in a brooder house. Not a feather of them could be found afterward. But not one of the 7 h u m a n s was hurt. Yes, he had some insurance, Hemmes said, but no insurance is very adequate when everything is wiped out. Nevertheless, he began immediately to erect a set of buildings which still stands as one of the nicest farmsteads for many miles around. Ackley but has lived on the same farm since she was a year old. The couple was married just 30 years ago and her father lived with them until his death. Mrs. Hemmes' mother died when she was a child. "She has kept house since she was a little girl," her husband said. Mr. Hemmes was born only a mile east of his present home and has spent his entire life in the community. When he was 16 his parents moved to a farm a half mile east and 2 miles north of his present home. He began carpentering about 3 years later and worked at the trade for 12 years until he got married and settled down to farming on his present place. And even though he is now farming 120 ^acrcs ._,, with. 76 acres of row crops and Ithough the h o u s e was plenty of livestock, he stilT're- rn to bits, a screendoor lay marked: "Carpentering is hard nearby intact, work." Notice the little picture which appears in the heading above each of the pictures taken on the Hemmes farm. The photographer couldn't pass up the chance to snap that view. But there was one thing wrong with it, he thought. He didn't like so many colors of pigs showing, not appreciating the progeny of a Duroc Jersey boar mated to a Hampshire sow. So he tried to put the Hampshire-looking pigs on top and the red ones underneath. "Tried" is the right' word. Every time he stepped back, the pigs flashed back to their own nipples. He didn't know that every little pig has its own nipple and will alwavs seek it other. lipple and will always preference to any Many Iowa farmers this year can afford to use some commercial fertilizer, soils men at Iowa Mrs. Hemmes was born at State college'say. Must Keep Newly Born Pigs Warm C h i l l i n g or freezing of little pigs at birth takes a heavy toll of early-farrowed pigs in Iowa each spring. The sudden shock of near-freezing temperature may cause death, scours or pneumonia. Being on hand aj farrowing time to care for the little pigs is the surest means of preventing such losses, according to E. L,. Quaife, extension swine specialist at Iowa State college. Many hog producers dry off the little pigs with a burlap sack. Then they place them in a basket or half barrel with some warm covered bricks or a jug of warm water at the bottom. When the sow is through farrowing, the pigs are returned ,to her so that they may nurse. Pigs which have been chilled should be taken to a warm place. Rubbing the body gently will help stimulate circulation of the blood. When sows farrow their pigs quite early in a central hog house, some kind of artificial heat must be provided for the pigs and for the comfort of the person caring for them. Stoves and hot air furnaces sometimes are used but are not %'ery satisfactory because of the fire hazard and difficulty in maintaining a uniform temperature. However, an electric fan may be used to circulate the warm air, thereby overcoming a part of the objection to stoves and furnaces for this purpose. The electric pig brooder is by far the most satisfactory heating TheR The C.R Every farm, city and town business should keep books. Swift Company would have to whether it wanted to or not. It must make accurate reports to its 60,000 shareholders, must know whether it ts making or losing money. And then, at the ' end of the year the company must mike accurate statements of the year's results to the United States Government for income tax returns as well «s for other purposes. Persons not connected with the management of Swift Company go over its books and check the accuracy of the figures from which Swift Company's financial reports and income tax re- turns are prepared. These outside persons are Certified Public Accountants. They »re licensed by the state, which certifies them as accounting ·od auditing experts. It is in this way that the accuracy of figures published by Swift Company a verified to all those interested in knowing the facts about the meat packing business as conducted by thi* company. SWIFT COMPANY CHICAGO 9, ILLINOIS. *j)ian, Swift O,mff*j's mtfnfib fnm ALL jeuriu k*rt trtrafrj tml * JrMimef* pnnj * ftmui, Foi information concerning the following two films, write us: "A Nation's Mt*t" and Cb'tclms. V. S. A," PLOWS UNDER CABBAGE--Farmer Sam Puglise begins plowing under a field of mature cabbage near Luling, La., "because I can't sell it for enough to warrant hauling it to market." device wherever electricity is available. It furnishes the heat in the nest or corner of the pen where the pigs are. and it is not necessary to heat the entire hog house. A portable lamp is sometimes used, and' is shifted from pen to pen as the occasion requires. Little Danger of Too Much Production by Dairymen Is Belief Dairymen of Iowa have the same assignment as other farmers: To produce the most needed foods in the greatest possible amounts; to use land, labor, livestock, machinery and other resources to the best of their ability. Arthur Porter, Iowa State college dairy husbandry specialist, points out that the biggest year in history is ahead for the dairymen throughout the United States. The need for dairy products is beyond the limits of possible production. All fear of surplus is gone. The strong demand for dairy products will last for the duration of the war and possibly for some time afterward. Porter says also that when the war stops, a demand for dairy cattle from the United States to countries where cow population has diminished seems almost certain. The shortage of protein feed emphasizes the need for good pastures, for plenty of legume hay and for careful attention to the quality of the hay put up. Dairymen with enough good, leafy legume hay for liberal feeding can use only home grown grains with it and not suffer too much from a lack of protein in the ration for ordinary producing cows. The extension specialist recommends reeding the best hay to the cows that will show the greatest response, and rationing protein supplies on the farm by distributing high-protein f e e d s where they will do the most good. Commercial fertilizer can be applied profitably to an estimated acreage of 49 per cent of the total planted in the northeast dairy area, 38 per cent in the southern pasture area, 32 per cent in the east central livestock area, 15 per cent in the cash grain area and 2 per cent in the western livestock area. That's why it's so important to start 'em right with Coridene! "Forget about germs!" say poultry authorities, "for it's not germ- borne disease that causes most death losses in the first ten days of a chick's existence!" You sec, new-bom chicks have only a feeble instinct to guide them to feed and life. Some never find enough to keep alive ... others over-feed and die when tiny, undeveloped digestive s y s t e m s break down. That's why 4 out of 5 hatchery men recommend the use of a stimulant such as CORI- DENE in starting baby chicks. CORIDENE stimulates the appetite and other natural instincts... aids digestive processes and helps prevent a breakdown . . . gives chicks a sense of inner warmth and w e l l - b e - ing; helps nurse them through those danger- o u s f i r s t 10 d a y s w h e n m e r e instinct m a y f a i l t o keep the chick alive, For more than 20 years, CORI D E N E h a s has been a favorite of successful poultry raisers everywhere. Last year alone for example, over fourteen m i l l i o n baby chicks were started on CORIDENE. Easy to use--jus mi» CORIDENE with your o«n feed. Gt CORIDENE from your local hatchery c poultry supply dealer today, or m a i l - t h coupon with $1 for itenerous §-oz. bottl sent postpaid--5-or. will treat 100 chick for 3 weeks. The Gland-O-Lac Company, Oinana. 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