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F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 23 Equipment for Canning Is Expected Enough home canning equipment to meet 1944 heeds probably will be produced, Miss-Lucile Buchanan, county extension home economist, says. This will include porcelain lined zinc lids for standard Mason-type jars. Most ration restrictions have been removed from equipment. Manufacturers have^conducted considerable research this winter in an effort to make wartime equipment and supplies as efficient as possible with the materials available. Glass jars and lops, the same types used last year will again be available. Rubber jar rings for 1944 will be made of reclaimed and synthetic rubber. Manufacturers promise adequate supplies of metal sealing disks to fit commercial jars with small-size mouths. Families who own hand sealing machines probably will be able to buy plenty of tin cans. No limit has been set on their manufacture. Fifty thousand new hand operated can sealers probably will be available on retail markets. M a n u f a c t u r e of 400,000 steamed pressure canners, now off the ration list, has been requested. Of these, 300,000 will be of the 7-quart size and 100,000 will hold 14 quarls. Pressure canners in 1944 probably will be of aluminum and most of them will be equipped with dial-type gauges. Manufacture oÂ£ 500,000 enamel water-bath canners deep enough so that quart jars can be covered with one or two inches ot water also has been requested. They will not be rationed. Usually Pays to Buy High Quality Chicks, Poultryman Declares High quality chicks bought at any reasonable price are cheapest in the long run, believes W R. Whitfield, Iowa State college extension poultry-man. For the poultry producer who is short of feed a n j labor, it is good business to buy high quality chicks in moderate-sized orders. Chicks ot this kind usually may be located by learning about the breeding programs followed "jy hatcherymen and by talking to flock owners who have raised chicks from the various hatcheries. The advantage ot the high quality chicks will show up in superior performance as they mature to market age or laying age. They may be expected to S P R E D THE IMPROVED WALLPAPER PAINT S P R E D COVERS IN ONE COAT W A S H E S E A S I L Y S P R E D LEAVES NO BRUSH MARKS S P R E D A water-thinned paint that wilt dry in Ten ihÂ«n aft hour...No disagreeable afttr- Odor! One calJon of SPRED nu'xed wj'ifi Ja Cmlloa of water nuke* ll$ callous of . Enouih for ITCCBXC room. PAYNE WALLPAPER PAINT 32 2nd N. E. Phone 245 2 Doors West or Fostoffice S P R E D Tells How to Control Cockroaches in Home Three methods are combined in the systematic cockroach control program recommended by Harold Gunderson, extension entomologist at Iowa Slate college. Spray thoroughly once a day with household fly spray. After 2 weeks, reduce spraying to twice a week for 4 months, finally to once a week for 2 weeks. Keep food in lightly- covered containers or in the refrigerator. Blow roach powder, sodiutn fluoride, into cracks and crevices every 10 to 14 days. The f l u - oride, poisonous to all animals, show a minimum of djath" loss provided they have sufficient housing and good management, and much badly needed feed can be saved. Chicks should be secured from stock which is known to be fast- growing and early-feathering The tendency toward bare backs among the growing chicks is inherited, and is increased by crowding and over-healing. The price of 2 or 3 more eggs per hen is a good margin of difference between well-bred pul- let chicks and those of unknown quality, says Whitfield. High quality birds may produce as many as 3 dozen eggs more t h a n ordinary stock. No Depreciation When Frank Moyer, 89, of Fairfield, retired from farming recently a Peter Schuttler farm wagon which he purchased 35 years ago for ?80 brought exactly the same price at his closin out sale. may be placet! around a piece of I years. chocolate cake, \vrappo-l in paper, and placed on a newspaper. The cake will draw the roaches, and cleaning up will i)C easy. Use roach traps. These may be made by smearing a t h i n f i l m of vaseline about 1 inch wide around the inside of the mouih of a quart fruit jar. Bait it w i t h a small piece of banana in the bottom of the jar, and set ihe I rap up in a corner. Another method is fumigation by a professional exterminator, using tear gas or hydrocyanic acid gas. The house must be vacated for 24 to 48 hours, but all stages of the roaches will bo killed. The average hen in Iowa has increased her egg- product ion about 16 eggs during the last 2 Quality Chicks ON HAND NOW -- STARTED CHICKS Come ill and buy NOW before tlic surplus of BABY CHICKS arc gone. . Straight Run and Cockerels D White Rocks Q S. C. Reds Q White Leghorns D Barred Rocks D White Giants While it Lasts -- 1 Bale of Peat Moss With Every Purchase of 200 Chicks OIL BROODER STOVES -- ELECTRIC BROODERS Iowa Master Breeders 215 So. Federal Mason City Phone 9.14 THERE ISN'T MUCH TIME LEFT...TO PUT YOUR FARM MACHINERY IN SHAPE We feel that you would be interested to know that we have opened one of the most modern repair shops in Northern Iowa, f u l l y equipped with all new factory recommended equipment and have three factory trained mechanics now working in this shop. The response by farmers has been very gratifying and we would be very happy to take care of your needs in the line of tractor overhauling, harvester overhauling, etc., in the very near future. ! am sure you will find our work of the highest quality and our prices reasonable. We have a very complete stock of genuine Allis- Chalmers parts an hand. The time involved in doing your overhaul will be very short because we can assure you that you would not be tied up waiting for ports. A neglected tractor or farm machine might mean a boy in battle would go hungry . . . let's check every machine NOW. . . Don't overlook a single worn part or weak bearing. We Will Call For and Deliver Any Piece of Machinery Regardless of Make... Just Phone 586 Farm Equipment Supply Co. Phone 586 ALLIS CHALMERS BRANCH 149 Fourth St. S. W.