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April 8, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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i \ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE NE BETTER ROADS T :: ! --~ ~~ ' ... APRIL 8 J| 1931 A N D R E W S OF INTEREST TO FARMERS -. - . . ' . . · - 1 . - * m * » * * - « * ^ ** COUNTY C, T. A, NO. 1 REPORT IS MADEBYTESTER Fewer Hut Better Cows Are Recommended by Association Man. . By A. D. REYNOLDS, Tester. As testing continues more and more -herds are showing a gradual increase in production a cow. Not more, cows, but less and better cows. The -high producing cows can produce so much more economically that It pays-big to look Into this matter .quite closely, especially when butterfat is'h«v;iu-price.' . For the .month'; of' March three nerds in the Na 1 association had an average production' 'of-better · than 40 pounds;,pf :fat. ,Gildner. and Edel had ^the 'high. herd. Their herd of purebred Holsteins had an -Average of 44^ jjounds ;of fati' Faul.'Spotts with grade Hols'teins',- averaged ,4116 pounds :-and. Keeler. '.and; Fbrdvwith purebred Holsteins' had an; average of 41.4 pounds of fat; Keeler and Cosnolly with'..purebred. arid grade Holsteins had; au average of 36.8 pounds. Since September,'1930, until this month the Keeler and Connolly herd has averaged better than 40 pounds: However, as their lactation period advances they .will naturally lower their production. . ^ Herds .Tested Continuously. These four herds have been tested continuously for a number of years, and despite the low price of butterfat, they are still showing a neat profit due to their high producing ability. ' . It costs very little more to feed and care for high producers than for low 6aes. It is true that the high THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD TREES PROTECT FROM COLD J. C, BITTERMAN SURVEYS TRAFFIC FOR GOVERNMENT Former Portland Resident Makes Study in : Wisconsin. J. C. Bitterman, a long time rest- dent of Portland township, but now living in Madison, Wis., was an over Sunday visitor here. He is now working for the U. S. government as joint traffic Investi- gator in eleven counties In the southwest part of Wisconsin." " No ^ one seems to know exactly what the purpose of the survey is but it Is being made in, connectlor with the state road department at Madison, jt may have something to do with the distribution of national funds for road building. Minnesota, Makes Survey. It Is understood that a similar Investigation Is on In Minnesota and one may.be started in Iowa. Mr. 33Itterman has eleven^ counties from which he Is to procure data from motorists concerning the types of roads over which they travel, where they do moat of their driving, and similar information. Ho has already completed hla investigation In Dane, Green, Lafayette, Iowa, Grant, and Crawford counties! Besides La Crosse, those remaining unfinished are Vernon, Richland Sauk and Monroe. It is the hope of the branch office of the federal highway bureau at Madison that the Investigations thmout the state may be completed by May 15.' . . The questionnaire resembles an in- eome tax report in .Its amplitude and the replies "are entirely voluntary. The persons interviewed must Include those on primary, secondary and unimproved dirt roads as wejl as those living in cities, towns and villages in certain proportions and every persop interviewed is indicated on a county map. Mr. Bitter- inan tells some amusing stories of the reception he receives, for, frequently the person questioned suspicions that this Is just another way :o raise his taxes and sometimes he refuses to answer. jBETTER SCHOOLS BETTER SOCIAL LIFE Furleigh Heads List of Patrons to Receive Over $100 for Cream CLEAR LAKE, April 8.--The fol- lowing'is a list of those patrona ol the' Clear Lake creamery who received over 1100-'for cream In-February and also a comparison o£ the pounds of butter made in each of the last five years; R. H. Furleigh, $183.52; Harry Welker, $177.26;.H. E. Smith and Son, $145.56; J. E. Grell, J131.14; Anton Larson, $125.10; Harvey Wood, $119.43; Harvey Coe, S114 57- George Pietzke, $113.39; P. V. Miner, $110,90; Bert Jacobson, 108 35- Eiby and Stoltz, $103.65; Frank Ai Rich, $103.42; M. LI Nutty, $101.82. The average price paid for butter, 27% cents; paid for butter fat, 31 cents; Total paid for butter fat $10,113.05. . Pounds of butter made in Febru ary of different years'compare, ail follows: 1931, 39,957; 1930, 38,821: 1929 30,116; 1928, 33,274; and 1927^ 30,335. , · . Will Open Midget Course, FOREST CITY, April S.-James Mariga of Clarion, who operates the midget goU course in Forest City, came today to put hia course in shape for the coming season. Mrs. Mariga will be here In a couple of weeks when they will start housekeeping. CAMPBELL SAYS WOOD CUTTING IS THEE SLAUGHTER Crpw.ded Areas Good, Man Declares. ,^,5 a ^?a eri3 in r «?eipt of a ; producing- cow consumes more' feed, I |^I»__: · t j\ i · i biit.lt takes no more .time-to care I v ' Iear .'Pff 01 UeadWOOQ am .for i her. As' the feed cost, increases ' " * * · -on the high producers the income above the feed cost. Increases more than six times as much. That is why -the high producer Is the economical Pr Nolr of the new herds in the H^^^^S^SSTS sociation' have shown a 40 pound woo dpilesin the muntTM TMrt a average ; nor haye the herds, tested ploring the destruction of trees and spasmodically. .The members that especially oak trees lave tested continuously are show- He says In part-- ing good results. / . . . . - ' · in driving thru many sections of 492 Cow* on Test. . . ' ,. Iowa this .winter I have noticed a has Mr. Bugbey, the unusual num bet of large woodpiles everywhere «JP e l a have spoken of'the sam thing. To. those of us who love' tree IT.W 1 . ^Is includes most of us taese :v thcmsands of rwbpdpUes\are"'li mpstr cases, 1 idtnlne! lessi than th evidence ;ohth-e-waitori 7 destrSctIo or one of the principal things tha S^fiS** S e . Beautiful state I in the union i . For the iuonth of March 492 cows ·were on test, of; which --413-- were , milking and -79 were dry. The aver- - . age production , for the entire as ' age p r o u c o n , or e e n r e association ' was .717; pounds of milk ' ' ; !8.'^BOunds,';of; f at, ; _a, .gradual * BiSS^Ser firat^of, ·January ' " i-ne JllgU ; y U Y Y . .VVCWI - ^CXA V, wwneu 1 by Keeler -and Ford and producing 1 74'.5 pounds; of fat. There were four 1 producing more than 70 pounds, 13 above 60 pounds, 27 above 50 pounds and 44 were above 40 pounds. The five high herds ranged from 44.2 to 35.8 pounds of fat and stood in the following order: Gildner and Edei; Paul E. Spotts, Keeler and I)ord, Keeler 'and Connolly and Floyd Stevens.'- . · Eleven cows were culled for beef and'tour purbreds were bought for foundation, stock. It is a good time ;td buy purebred cattle. lylJoPicKlRS USED IN STATE Seventh of Iowa's Corn Crop Is Harvested by Machine. i One out of every seven acres of corn grown in Iowa last year was picked by, com pickers, according to an estimate made.by Leslie M. Carl./Des Moines, statistician with the "United States department of agriculture, and E. G. McKibben of the agricultural engine ering department at Iowa State college. Approximately 14,000 pickers tvere used in the state last year, they'estimate, basing their figures on a questionnaire circulated thru- out the state These- pickers harvested 1540,000 acres of corn, about 14 per cent of the crop.. Almost 400 combines were In use ta Iowa last year, McKibben says'. With an estimated area of 85,000 acres, these combines harvested one out of every 90 acres, or a little over one per cent of the small jjrain area. ' . Corn pickers were used more in the northwest part of the state, due to more level topography, smaller sars "of; ocrn and the prevailing Mgher wages, McKibben reports. In the southern tier of counties pickers were less prevalent because of IJi3 rougher land, larger' ears of corn and lower wages. · More combines were reported in the south' and west parts of the rtate than in the :north and east lections. but nature being so generous wit Iowa in so many ways may be th cause of-our failure to realize tha at least one of our resources whe destroyed cannot be replaced. Po- luted streams can be cleared drained lakes can be refilled fish and game can be propogated, suc : trees as elms, poplars, pines, ma pies and dozens of others including even the walnut can be replaced In a generation or less. But neither this generation nor any to follow for years will ever see our oak trees of 10-to 20-inches in diameter replaced once. They have all been destroyed. which to * Spectacle Is Heart Breaking. I refer principally to the d'est'ruc f"f»? ° ur cak trees ' Tfl e spectacle sL!r e ~° eli ? er ate' burning of thou sands of these noble, trees everv year Js almost heart breaking and "hi m ° St Ca3e? abs olutely The clearing out of dead wood or undesirable trees from wood lots o- the judicious thinning out of c'rowd- .ea areas are commendable pieces of work'but my observation force meto believe that for every dead or undesirable tree that, has been cut n Iowa this winter, 100 live oak trees have been cut for fuel wood, ·this no doubt because they make better fuel and are easier to process than dead or superfluous trees. We Americans are accused of putting the dollar before all things The accusation seems justified .when we will deliberately burn up a treasure,that never can or at least never will be replied simply to make or save a little immediate rK f in '** , m ° ne y '- "ther In Favor of Conservation. . w r m M ° f us-are in favor of conservation of our natural resources or . ir^5 L "V' v ^ MEATS WANTED! LIVESTOCK G. GRUPP'S PACKING HOUSE . Home-Made Bologna Phone 23 401 So. Federal RAY R. BOGARDUS Drainage Engineer and Surveyor Mason City, Iowa. Baby Chicks ;;;; Custom Hatching - Simplex arid -Newton Brooders Vitaline Starter Peerless Hatchery 404 S. Ped. Mason City PHONE 1339 W.J.Murphy ^Livestock and Farm Sale Auctioneer Arrange ,for Your Spring Sale Date Now: Phone 1977 Mason City, Iowa BABY CHICKS and Custom Hatching PHONE 1339 Peerless Hatchery 404 S. Federal Mason City ,OVER 100 BUSHELS PER ·ACRE IN 1926 AND 1930 In Cerro Gordo County five acre yield contest. Was produced ,from Schumacher's Yellow Dent Corn. , Has been among the high va- .rieties In state, yield plot during past two years. Artificially dried. Priced reasonable. R. G. SCHUMACHER Phone 604 Thornton, la. Golden King Seed Corn Unparalleled EIGHT YEAR OFFICIAL RECORD FOR Maturity, Yield, Quality Reduced Prices WRITE OR CALL WILLIAM McARTHUR, Mason City, Iowa Prompt/Reliable Electric Service ^ motor that is not running properly. Z^ck Bros ci SEE US FOB NEW AND USED MOTORS ZACK ELECTRIC 30C Second S. \\. BROS. COMPANY Phone 077 I Like Cream in Milk the "CATERPILLAR" Farmer Comes Out on Top On top of the weather ' *·-· top of the weeds a fnl _ robbers by the wholesale. Over a soft seedbed it On top of production costs , ing you these i n t a ^ L ^ CUt P roduc «- ^ts by giv- . . . more buahels per acre from thorough, timely tillage. . . . shorter hours with more accomplished. · · less man hire. . ' . . . more acres plowed, tilled, harvested per day ' . . . you attend all crops when work 1, needed. . . . haul to high markets, however bad the roads. : · - . Why not get information about the size of "Caterpillar" 5 """ farm ' JuSt fil1 »»* the coupon PRICES GIBBS-COOK TRACTOR EQUIPMENT COMPANY 125 North Jackson Ave., Mason City, Iowa Ten Fifteen Twenty Thirty . Sixty - $1115.00 1470.00 1927.GO 2410.00 4245.00 TUNE IN! Every moralng, except Sunday, Radio Station UTLS ot Chicago carries a "Caterpillar" program beginning at S :45 a. m. A real farm broadcast. | GIBBS-COOX TRACTOR EQUIPMENT CO. 125 North Jackson Ave., Mason city, Iowa. I want the full facts about "Caterpillar" Tractors Plete formation concerning "Cate^llar- ' NAME TOWN R. F. D

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