The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 27
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 27

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F A F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 15 RAISING FOOD WITH DOLLARS T HE important* of food as a tool for victory is emphasized by the increased expenditures of the Department of Agriculture since the 1938 fiscal year. This Pictograph includes outlays for the War Food Administration and lend-lease aid. An AP FEATURES PICTOGRAPH By ALAN I Slim Lines, Simplicity Style Basis Smooth, slim lines plus simplicity of design furnish the basic silhouette for the American woman's new ^spring cloth- Ing. Softer handling of details, without a fussy, overtrimmed look, will be seen in the spring styles, according to Miss Elizabeth Peterson, extension clothing specialist at Iowa State college. Coat dresses, both those that button down the front and the c l a s s i c one-piece shirtwaist style, dominate the spring picture. Lower neck lines in U square or boat shapes are new this spring. Sleeves will be long enough to avoid an ultra-bare look. Skirts, slim but with as mucV fullness as war production boarc rulings will allow, will be gored shirred or made with unpressed pleats. Side butlonings, 'sid drapes, piping or ruffles down the side add an attention-corn manding note. Suits, generally, are mor feminine. Many jackets hav only one button, are collarles and are characterized by seam ing and detail. Shorter jacket required by WPB rulings ar highlights of suit fashion. Toppers, s h o r t , semi-fitte "and in many colors, will tea: p with the street dress or suit, ome are collarless with soft ·ont fullness from a fitted or elted waistline. Low necks with ruffles or ewelry necklines are included i the new blouses, made of eavier cottons and balloon loth. Balloon cloth, which may e somewhat more expensive lan other domestic cottons, is ine quality cotton released as a .'artime newcomer. For bolero nits, veskit fronts and vestees re shown in style prevues. Hand-washable f a b r i c s i n olors.bolh light and bright hold he spotlight in the spring pic- ure, Miss Peterson reports, 'opular fabrics include plain ind printed meshes, butcher inens. plain sheers, spun rayon ind the classic cottons, ging- lams, seersuckers, piques and chambray. White, balanced with color, to make it more wearable, and alack hold a prominent place in the color picture. Toffee is popular for suits and coats. Aqua appears this season as arctic sea. Other favorites include: Citron, chartreuse and lime green;- sunny yellows; bright poppy to rose red; tangerine; pinks, fuchsia, violet and lilac. Better Feed, ' Right Breeds Give Results Greater production ot poultry meat and eggs with a smaller number of birds is possible. The average Iowa hen produced 124 eggs in 1943. According to W. R. Whitfield, Iowa State college extension poultryman, this represents considerable increase over previous yearly production figures. Keeping better |iiality birds is part of the answer. High egg- producing ability is inherited, and the elimination of poor producing strains is the first step in improvement. Better - bred birds must be obtained and given the best possible care and feeding. The national poultry improvement plan is intended to make it less difficult to obtain such birds. Approximately 1 0 0 I o w a hatcheries are participating in the plan. It calls for better birds in the breeding flocks. The work of selecting, testing and inspecting the 5,200 farm flocks which supply eggs to these hatcheries is -- done by agents who take special training and pass certain examinations. Hutchcrymcn, breeders and flock owners concerned in the plan are required to keep their premises and equipment sanitary. All breeding birds used must be of standard breed and vari- ety. Birds are selected individually for vigor, standard breed and production qualities. There are 4 progressive breeding stages, including U. S. Approved, U. S. Certified, U. S. Record of Performance and U. S. Register of Merit. The most advanced stage is named last. Hatching eggs from breeding flocks are identified by special teirns which indicate the breeding stage and pullorum class of the product. Pullorum disease control is possible through blood tests of the breeding birds and removal of those that are infected. All birds used in any brcedin stage of the national poultry improvement plan must be blood tested. The 4 pullorum classes with requirements successivelj higher in the order named, are U. S. Pullorum Tested, U. S. Pul- lorum Controled, U. S. Pullorum Passed and U. S. Pullorum Clean. jrove Tells How to Force Growth by Asparagus, Rhubarb Gardeners who would like to 'force" some early asparagus :md rhubarb this spring can do so by placing 2 foot square boxes over individual plants. Two or 3 rhubarb plants and a half dozen plants of asparagus 'nay be sufficient, extension horticulturists at Iowa State college believe. The boxes are covered with lass and weighted down. After the plants have startec to grow, and on warm days, it will be necessary to slide the glass cover to one side to allow the warm air to escape. The boxes should be placed over the plants early in March and removed when the other plants start to grow in the spring. MISTER FARMER: Ask Your Repairman to Install HASTINGS Steel Vent Piston Rings in Your Car, Truck or Tractor Stop Oil Pumping -- Check Cylinder Wear Distributed by Hathorn Motor Parts Co. 105 First St. S. E. Phone J47 Mason City. Iowa Sleeve assemblies, valve, piston pins, gaskets, bearings, oil filters and other replacement parts. An'everbearing red raspberry called Indian Summer, not toe hardy "tor Iowa, frequently wil produce a goof crop of berries in the fall it the weather remains warm for a long time The canes usually winter-kill to the ground and so do not produce a spring crop. 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