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10 TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Countryside By Albert and Susan Kittle Blue Earth. Minnesota "V° u OUGHT TO GET OUT MORE," is something that JL Susan has been telling us time and again in the past, and the other day- we just called her bluff and were off to the Minnesota Farm Bureau convention held at St. Paul. It was a 3-day affair, and the fact that a wartime ban would soon be applied to conventions caused this one to take on a forbidden-fruit flavor. Any-t way, we enjoyed the 3 days immensely. We drove into St. Paul just as evening was slowly closing down. Snow had fallen the day before, and now the day was cloudy and the air motionless; it made us think of a scene in Pushkin or Sienkiewicz, with snow - l a d e n trees all about. Boys and girls with red cheeks and. with colored scarves flying were on their way home from skating or skiing. out to get, some-fresn air. It was still dark,' but streetcars were running, as streetcars always run in cities that never go to sleep. Street cleaners were at work shoveling , away · the black and slushy snow, and they interested us at once, not only because they were human beings who had to work their before bread, daylight to earn but also because Minneapolis elected a s t r e e t cleaner to congress last November. Some of · the store fronts were What a lovely winter idyl! But a few minutes later when we eot downtown the scene had a , Jhe curbing where the men changed. This %vas on a Sunday were scraping the snow into piles. lighted, others were not, and this threw a confusing light - pattern and the snow lay in the street where it had fallen and it bad been churned into a brown slush. People were tramping through It, sometimes .with rubbers on their feet and sometime* not. Under our feet the snow did not feel, like snow at all. Someone told us that it had been, treated with chemicals to keep it from freexinr. But what a lightning change all this! We could scarcely believe it. And so, reluctantly, we had to strike a compromise between that lovely snowbound idyl which we had conjured up as we had come into the city and the brown slush of the streets, which was the proper thing to do, one suspects. A city isn't all beauty, nor is it all ugliness. For that matter, we may say the same thing of life on the farm. No Grumbling '. · ' Well, they showed us to a room, and we switched on the lights and looked the place over. There was a line bed, a fine bathroom, all the furniture necessary, writing materials, stationery, a lamp for reading in a chair, another lamp for reading in bed, a radio, a telephone, a directory. Nothing was missing; one couldn't grumble. In the bathroom was something to polish our shoes with. We looked the place.over once more. In the room was a wastebasket. Was there a ^wastebasket in the bathroom? If not, then we could find something to grumble at.aft- er all. Vfe looked in the bathroom again. There was the wastebasket, under the wash bowl. We had missed it the first time. We had to retire a contented man. * * * The next morning we got up early, as farmers will, and went Their shovels ranr against the hard-surfaced street and we remembered what HamHn Garland wrote In telling us of his life: "One day, a man shoveling coal in the alley below my window reminded me of that peculiar rinsing scrape which the scoop shovel used to make when (on the Iowa farm) at dusk I scooped my load of corn from the wagon box to the crib." Garland was then in 1,400 ACRES OF FLAX REQUIRED That's Country's Quota to Supply Linseed Oil Linseed oil Is badly needed to da its part in keeping the allied battle machine rolling. That's why the ·· nation's farmers have been asked to plant 1% million acres more of that crop this year than a year ago. I . Iowa's goal, too, has been increased but only from 124,000 to 200,000 acres. And Cerro Gordo county is 1 of the 44 in northwestern Iowa asked to plant 'that acreage, reports Marion E. Olson, county extension director. The county goal is 1,400 acres, and the importance of meeting this quota cannot be over-emphasized, Mr. Olson says. Sb, in planning to produce this acreage of flax^ every safeguard possible must be called into play to insure a good flax harvest next fall. , The I o w a counties picked to produce the .flax were chosen because they arc matt adapted to production of that crop. Startlnc from there, Mr. Olson says .the 1st move should be selection of rood seed. It's well to «et the seed early, too, because such a Imrie FARM BUREAU NEWS EATING HABITS FUN TO CHECK FABV BUBEAU OFFICERS Resident S. A. Milhre. Mason City Ice President -. ...Melvin Hawke, Sheffield ecretary :.-W. S. Fulghum, Mason City "Veasurtr ..Waylie Wolford. Ventura HOME PROJECT OFF1CEBS ounty Chairman . . . . . . Mrs. Leo Oswald ·ublicity Chairman Miss Rose Kennedy iris 1 4-H Club Chairman Mrs. Elmer Kelson oya' 4-H Club Chairman .. W, S. Fulihum TOWNSHIP DEEKCTOKS rant Jame* F, Hansen, Jr. ncoln ....Edwin Doeschea line Creek .....Harry Fairbanks .ear Lake ....William Amend! ike Robert Flndson alls Clem Gorkowskl Mason .Earl M. Uean ortland Wade Files nlon .·. .Dewey HoweJJ t. Verzion ...........*·.Harold Alleman ath .: Joe Cahill wen Ernest HItzhu$en rimes Richard E, James leasant ValJey WUUrd Ztckefoose eneaeo William P. Eno Dougherty : -Walter Boehlje ounty Extension PIreetor , . , . Marlon E. Olson aunty Home Economist .. . Lucille Buchanan nice Assistant ... .Genevleve M. Smith arm Labor Assistant Miss Helen Baujh , TOWNSHIP HOME PROJECT CHAIRMAN irant ,, Mrs. Marvin Rensbaw Lincoln ............Mrs. Edwin Doecher Lime Cretk MTBV Russell BUUlne Highest Prices Hides and WOLF BROS. INC. 3 0 8 5 t h S . W . struggling to become a writer. He had descended to poverty and despair, but after, hearing the scrape of that shovel he wrote a piece about Io\va cornhusking and sold it, his first published article, to "The New American Magazine." Street Cleaners Well, here was much the same sound, the first thing in the morning here in the city, and we thought how closely, after all, are city and country knitted together, when you hear country, sounds in the city and when street cleaners stoop to their work and in the uncertain light of the store fronts look exactly like Millet's gleaners in their fields. We .walked on. and soon came to a newsboy selling the morning papers. But newsboys are not always newsboys, and this was one instance, for.the seller of newspapers was an old man. He. wore an old coat; a cap with earlaps polled down, but he had no rubbers. And yet there, he stood, in the cold and early mornlni and we suppose he stood there · for many hours. What bravery! We' thought of the farmer's methods of doing his chores and then rushing into' the house and sitting by the stove, so that his wife-has to work all around'him. We farmers imagine that ours is a hard life! We just don't know how the other, half lives! Just for the experience; we took an early morning streetcar. It was jammed with -people .going to work.-This is an old story in all the large cities of America. Workers spend a half-hour, an hour, 2 hours and we believe even '3 hours getting to work. Contrast that with the farmer who on his rubber-tired tractor rolls from farmyard to field in 2 minutes flat.'What do we know of the city worker and. his problems?/In a vague manner we perhaps realize that the city worker has problems, but since we ourselves never come to close grips with these nation-wide increase in acreage Boston ot any c r o p ; usually creates a rather tight seed situation, ·Brown seeded varieties, that have been giving good results in Iowa, are Redwing, Biwing, Koto and Bison. . Bison is more susceptible to rust than the first 3. The golden or yellow seeded varieties such as Viking and Crystal are more subject to seedling blighl diseases and therefore do' hot give as good stands. They are also more subject to threshing damage which seriously cuts yield. Next on the successful flax production program is eliminating the weed threat as much as possible That means clean seed first'of all Flax seed should be cleaned and treated with % ounce of New Improved Ceresan to the bushel Areas intended for flax should have been as free of all weeds as possible the previous year. , The price of No. 1 (1945) flax seed will be supported by Com modity Credit corporation non-recourse loans at $3 per bushel a Minneapolis, Ma'nkato and Eea Wing, Minn., and Milwaukee, Wis Flaxseed grading No. 2 will be cents per'bushel less. Loans als will be made .on flax stored o farms at terminal prices *less freight and handling charges. all» Mra. J. H. McNltt Clear lake Mn. Tom-Sptlman Lak* ;...llr«. Ben Skadeland MisWn Mn. Melvin Evuu ortland , Mrs. Lee Behne Tnion .....Mrs. Elmer Nelson Mt. Vernon Mra. C. A. Fuller ith Mrs. Harold Long Owen ....Mrs. C. C. Foster Grimes -ills. Richard E. Jnmes 'leasant Valley ..7.7 Mrs. Bill.Ameo Jeneseo ..............Miss Rose Kennedy Dougherty -....Mrs. R. V. Oast problems .we give them littl thought-^ * *.. * Three Days Just Right And there in tne early morning hours we saw people running after .streetcars. We saw/people run' a half-block "or'maybe far ther and we sajv them catch their car, too. We smiled the cynic's smile at this, aiid. we said to ourself that we would never run after a streetcar. We were too dignified. Bnt about 8 days later, when we wished to go to a suburb to visit a friend, we saw'onr streetcar almost a block ahead. When you -OSGO SELF SERVICE DRUG is your Mason City DR. HESS and CLARK DEALER Get Your Panamin and Hog Special at Lowest Everyday Prices from-. S E L F S I R V I C E DRUG DAY LOW Livestock AUCTION Thursday, Feb. 1 GARNER, IOWA Sale Starts Promptly' At 1 O'clock 500 -- CATTLE -- 500 This week's good selection of native and western acclimated stocker and feeder cattle includes the following lots listed in advance: 18 good acclimated Hereford breeding cows that are bred to a Hereford ball and will calve' in the spring. 20 Good Shorthorn wet helferettes, wV : . . . . . . - . . 750 Ibs. 20 Good Shorthorn steer and heifer calves, wt. . . . . . . . 300 Ibs. 30 Good Shorthorn and W. F. steers, wt 850*900 Ibs. 25 Good Shorthorn steers, wt '. '.. 750 Ibs. 300 Head of locally consigned steers and heifers of all breeds and weights, arriving direct from the farm on sale day. Usual good run on springing cows, springing heifers, breeding bulls, veal calves, butcher stock of al! kinds. 150 -- HOGS -- 150 Including all weights and breeds of native feeder pigs, sowg, and boars. (NOTICE: There is a real demand at this sale every Thursday for those light, thin, or unfinished hogs you have to sell. Also many Lnqairys for bred sows--be sure to send yours in.) SHEEP: One consignment of 31 choice Black Face ewes that will have lambs in March. glimpse your streetcar yon get something of a thrill that sets you in motion. And so away we-went. We used/to be able to run fast when young and we were surprised at the speed we could still muster in middle age.WVe were going to catch that streetcar, after all, there is good sense in pursuing a streetcar. A motor car, if it hits the green lights just right, can go on and on, but the chances are always, that a streetcar will stop. Well, we chased our streetcar a block and then it stopped and we caught up. For farmers, a 3-day convention in just about right. By the close-of the 1st day, he will have mastered the revolving door, and need no longer worry about losing an arm or leg. By the close of the 2nd day, he will, have mas- ered the art of chasing and catch- ng a streetcar. . . MENDING LINEN POPULAR TASK January "White Sales" Have Gone to War January "White Sales" have gone to war. So household linens must be made to last rather than to be replaced. ·With continued use.and washing, linens begin to show wear and tear. Miss Luciie Buhcanan, county extension home economist, advises homemakers .that a stitch in time- saves nine. By catching the small holes immediately before linens . are washed, larger holes will not develop. Worn selvages oh bath mats and bath towels should be repaired by stitching them to a. narrow tape when they first, begin to fray. Or the selvage itself may be turned down and stitched an the machine. Small holes in the body of a towel or bath mat may be repaired by clipping all the loose loop yarns even with the edge of the hole and mend wtih a plain darn using darning cotton. When hems on sheets split along the fold, the frayed edges may'"be trimmed off : .and turned in and the two edges overhahded together. Itv repairing a tear at the center,, the" sheet may be- torn through the center, the' selvages stitched together and the sheet hemmed at the sides. Pillowcases which wear along the side folds can be mended by ripping out the end hem where it crosses the folds, making a seam deep enough to catch the line of _How's Score on This List of 10 Questions? Check yourself .pn your nutri- ional rating. If it's "yes" to the A question check A; or "yes" to he B question,' check B. And check what you actually do,-not what you think should be done. 1. A. Do you drink, milk only occasionally? or · b. Do you drink at least a pint of milk daily . and give the children a quart? 2. a. Do .you eat, fruits only when they are set before you? .or .. b. Do you make sure that at least two fruits, one a citrus fruit, are included in your'daily diet? 3 a. Do you serve just any vegetables? or b. Do you plan to have one raw, one yellow-or green and one other vegetable on your family's daily menu? 4. a. Do you cook vegetables in a lot of water?' or b. Do you cook" vegetables in a small amount of water for a minimum length 6: time so the vitamins anc minerals will be spared 5. a. Do you drink water only to quench you thirst?'or b. Do you knowingly drink '.. about 4 to 6 glasses p' water each day? 6. a. Do you buy cereals and breads indiscriminately? or. b. Do you carefully select whole grain or enriched varieties of cereals and breads, which arei better sources of the B-vha- mins? 7. a. Do you eat at odd hours or whenever . you find time? or b. Do you have your meals at a regular time each day? 8. a: Do you "piece" between meals on sweets and other choice morsels? or b. Do you plan between- · ' meal snacks to complete the day's nutritional requirements--milk or perhaps fruit? 9.' a- Do you hurry through your" meals? or b. Do you "enjoy your; food taking at least a half- hour for each meal? 10. a. Do you favor certain foods serving them often in'the exclusion of others? [nfantile Paralysis Hits Farms The Crippler, infantile paralysis, visits the lonely farm-house as well as the city tenement and the own mansion. This was proved again last year when America experienced the second worst epidemic of infantile jaralysis recorded in its history, following its usual undiscriminating pattern, polio invaded the 'arms of rich and poor, weak and strong alike, and was no respecter of age, race, creed or colon In North Carolina, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan .and ^ Pennsylvania where the worst outbreaks occurred, many of the victims were farm children. But in every stricken , state, swift aid 'was 'available because funds were on hand, ready to be converted into emergency aid. . These funds made it possible for every victim to receive early medical care, an important factor in minimizing crippling, and provided! the best of nursing care and treatment. '. ' No one can predict where polio will., strike in 1945. It may be in your neighborhood. Give your share now. i luring December was 24.8 pounds of butterfat. That production represents an increase over the previous month, when it averaged 23.9 pounds a cow. . Hilton Boynton, extension dairyman at Iowa State college, says 41 cows were removed from lerds during the month, 121 of hem because of low production, 182 for dairy purposes and the Balance because of disease and other reasons. With an average butterfat production of 30.5 pounds, the Palo Alto association topped the state 'or the month. Milk production in that' association averaged 822 pounds. . . (^Associations rating next were :he Humboldt-Webster, Elkader- Monona, Fayette No. 1 and No. 3, Pioneer-Cedar Falls. Average Butterfat Tests of Iowa Herds Showed 24.8 Pounds Average production of 15,93: cows reported tested by dairy here improvement associations in Iowa Hourly Newscasts on WOI to Start Feb. I Iowa listeners will soon be able to get the latest war and domestic news every 60 minutes throughout the day. A new policy, which will provide WOI listeners with the most complete daytime news coverage in the Hawkeye state, has been announced by WOI Program Director, Dick Hull. "News of the hour, every hour" will begin February.1.. In addition to the spot news bulletins to be.heard every hour, news listeners will hear 3 complete full- length news summaries at 7 a.'m. 12:30 p. m., and 6 p. m. The 24-hour service, Associated Press News machines are now available. The service is co-ordin- ated with Western Union' and United States Department of Ag riculture leased wire facilities. EARLY BREEDING BRINGS RETURNS Ames Dairyman Says 15 Months Best Age Breeding dairy heifers w h e n hey're 15 months of age rather han waiting until 21 months will f irig the average farmer better re- urns; That's the conclusion of Dwight Espe, Iowa State college dairyman, who points out that leifers bred at the earlier date will start producing and paying back for her feed at 24 months. · Espe says there isn't much evidence to support the argument that leifers bred at'15 months will be stunted--provided the h e i f e r makes nprmal growth up to 15 months of age. · He points out that pregnancy tends to stimulate growth, so the heifer has -the benefit, from .the time she is bred. She needs to be fed well deal; through to calving time. However, the a m o u n t of feed needed for the developing' calf is hardly measurable until 3 months before calving time. Waiting until the heifer is 21 months · old means feeding her for an extra 6 months befores he starts producing milk. ' NEEDS AN EXTENSION Clinton, Iowa, (U.R)--Dog Haven, Clinton's canine refuge, has become a maternity hospital with the recent arrival of a total of 23 offspring of dogs boarded at the home. A St. Bernard produced a little of ID puppies, 2 of which died, and 2 other dogs each bore 4 puppies. '·-': b. Do you'try. to achiev'e.'a healthy balance of all .essential foods each day? How does your score tally' Count 10'for. each "yes" to the B questions and O for the A question "yes." A good score is 80; fair, 60 and poor, 40. wear and restitching the hem. For small holes in good linen tablecloths and napkins, yarns from the linen should be used for mending even if a whole or part of a napkin must be sacrificed to get the ravelings. For that good tablecloth which has a large hole, the solution is patching the material from an old tablecloth of similar material or from a matching napkin. A patch which comes in a suitable place may be concealed wtih . a monogram. Thus the patch is hidden and beauty can be added to the tablecloth. MR. CONSIGNOR: In last week's sale we had a total of 89 consignments. Oar market was strong on both hois and cattle. A very good demand was evident on stocker and feeder cattle, and fleshy batcher cattle sold on a higher level., If yon have livestock which yon are ready to sell, plan to send them to Garner this Thursday. Close attention will b* given your stock whether yoor consignment Is large or small. Sell your stock where numerous buyers are ready to pay the fall extent of the market GARNER SALES CO. Hatchery owners : would · appreciate early orders of chicks. It helps them and it you to- get your chicks ordered now for earlier delivery. It will pay to know something about the flocks supplying hatching eggs to the hatchery, especially if you're going after high egg production. « » * And the need for getting farm machines ready to go this winter can't be stressed too hard. There just isn't likely to be any'"surprise" increast in' farm .machine production. The war is too tough. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE -- Purebred Holstein bull. Serviceable age. Chris Duholm, Mason City. Rt 2. Ph. 469 Jl. FOR SALE--Tama Oats $t per bu. Melvin Evans, Mas'on' City. Rt. 1. Ph. 15F4 WANTED TO BUY--Alfalfa-Hay. Edw. Wooldridge, Mason City. Rt. 4. Ph. 419 R 4. Right now is a good time to start making those.electric pig brooders for early farrowing. They can be made at home, but they should be sturdy and free from fire hazard. Simple plans can be obtained from the county extension director's office or from the extension service at Iowa State college. J. R. DORSEY AUCTIONEER Phone 259Z SELL US YOUR HIDES FURS Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEM Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. STORED FOODS BRIGHTEN MEALS More Rationed Foods Means More Planning With a longer list of rationed foods, there's a longer list of meal planning problems--especially in winter. But foods canned and stored from last year's victory garden still are.coming to the rescue of Iowa homemakers. Those stored foods, particularly vegetables, help m a i n t a i n the standard requirement of · 2 vegetables plus a serving of potatoes daily. However, stored v e g e- tables should be used now while they are in prime condition, especially it storage facilities aren't the best, says Miss Luciie Buchanan, county extension home economist. Because carrots s t o r e well, homemakers often' have an abundance of them. Besides being battered or creamed alone for winter meals, carrots may be combined with other vegetables. Onions chopped and browned in a small amount of bacon fat may .be cooked with thin lengthwise strips of carrots over a' low flame.. If parsley Is minced and sprinkled over the cooked vegetables, the dish is called Belgian style carrots; even old carrots served this way taste like new ones. Glazed carrots always are popular--that is, if butter and brown sugar or dark syrup are plentiful enough to use on them. Another oven carrot dish is carrot and peanut loaf. Or whole, partially cooked carrots can be rolled in bread crumbs and browned in the oven at a moderate temperature. Then they're crunchy toasted carrots. Onions, in addition to being i creamed or buttered alone or combined with carrots, may be baked in a tomato sauce or with peas. Medium sized or large onions may be baked with a bread stuffing. . . . Parsnips, too, are taken* from the ordinary to the special class if they are baked with sausage or thin slices of fresh side meat or salt pork. Rutabagas and turnips can be cooked in cubes or mashed like potatoes. Stored beets add color and variety when 'served buttered and seasoned, Harvard style or pickled. So winter meals, as well as summer ones, can be bright and nutritionally adequate. HORSES WANTED for KILLING PURPOSES That Are Old, Blind, Lame, or With Other Blemishes. HIGH PRICES PAID A. G. JORDAN 116 So. St-550W-Clear Lake, Phone Barn 3758, Mason City Get Most From Hens Poultry experts agree that much of the inherited ability of hens to produce eggs often remains idle because of the lack of vitamins and sufficient amounts of high quality proteins and minerals in the feed to bring them to peak production. . . BIG GAIN 32% POULTRY CONCENTRATE is made to combine with your' own grain to supply your flock with those vital essentials required to keep it healthy, progressive, at the peak of egg ' production, and give you the top in egg p r o f i t s . Its excellence is proved by the praises of its many users. Ask your dealer for a Big Gain Catalogue. BIG GAIN PRODUCTS .West Union, Iowa Some Timely Pointers on Brood Sow Rations ,.In an Illinois test recently, one group of sows weaned only 13 percent of'jtheir pigs. . A companion group weaned 83 rjercent. . . The only-difference -was in the RATIONS the two groups of sows received during- the gestation" period. The 13fo pigs were ration-starved before they were farrowed. 13% Weaned 83% Weaned MOR-GAIN PIG MEAL Supplies those needed Vitamins---proteins and minerals to get large, healthy pigs at farrowing time. It's economical too. , SEE YOUR MOR-GAIN DEALER NOW Northwestern Distributing Co. Incorporated R. B. GIRTON, Mgr. Mason City Iowa

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