The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 6, 1936 · Page 20
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1936
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Rules Given for Potato Production Prof. C. L. Fitch Gives Facts on Iowa Crop. By PROF. C. L. FITCH 1. Plant over a strong clay subsoil. 2. Have a little slope to drain the rows. 3. Plant after a cultivated crop that followed clover and manure. 4. Plant very early. 5. On upland clay loam, disc in and plow under ahead of the potatoes, 500 pounds of 020-0 an acre, whenever you plow the land. This will be enough for the whole rotation. In tests scatter fertilizer be- ,tween the seed pieces before covering. On peats and mucks use 300 to 500 pounds of 0-9-27. On sand or run down loam, use 500 pounds 4-20-10. 6. Treat seed to increase yield and help prevent scab. 7. Plant the best Cobbler seed, from far north, in the Red River valley or Wisconsin. 8. Use 20 bushels or more an acre. Cut seed chunky and 10 to the pound and space 11 in. by 36 in. 9. Dig and sell as soon as ready. If you sell little or rough potatoes, sell them separately. Don't try to play the three- card game. It doesn't work with potatoes. A supply and varied line of other vegetables will help in truck sales to consumers, peddlers or dealers. 10. Store while skins still are bright. This often means digging in hot weather, picking up quickly to avoid sunscald and at once putting into crates or narrow bins in cellars. Import Danish Cattle. Red Danish cattliS, 22 heifers and two bulls, have been imported from the Virgin Islands, to be used in breeding experiments by the Waseca branch of the Minnesota experiment station in co-operation with the U. S. department of agriculture. BETTER FARM BUILDINGS FOR LESS MONEY with Weyerhaeuser LUMBER · Exact Lengths · Smooth Ends · Tight Joints · Square Ends · Full Bearings , READY FOR USE Webster Lumber Inc. 516 Second Street N. W. Phone 808 FARM LOANS?! · Refinance Your Present Loan With This Bank . · Finance Purchase of a Farm With This Bank · Immediate Inspections * Prompt Closing *. 4Vz% Interest Investment Department FIRST NATIONAL BANK MASON CITY, IOWA FARM BUREAU NEWS A Weekly Feature Depicting Activities of Cerro Gordo County Organization. 200 Attend Annual 4-H Club Party of Rural Youth Forum Two hundred boys and girls attended the annual 4-H club party which was sponsored by the Rural Young People's forum and held on Saturday evening at the Y. M. C. A. The committee in charge of the program consisted of Leigh Curran, Mary Ellen Gallagan, Joe Cabill, Lucille Johnson Sutcliffe and Eunice Anderson. Mary Ellen Gallagan was in charge of the games..The young people were divided into eight groups as follows: Red, blue, green, purple, yellow, white, orange and black and games were played which included box race, blow the egg, candle race and sock race. The other part of the program consisted of stunts put on by the various groups.. The white group, led by Edna Wilcox won. The final stunt of the evening was one given by the leaders and 4-H club committee. A lunch was served at the close of the evening in which the girls furnished the cakes and the boys bought the ice cream. FORUM TO MEET The Rural Young People's forum will have a social meeting at the Johnson hall, 6 miles south of Mason City on highway 65, on Tuesday evening, May 12. BOYS IN CAMP The Boys 4-H club is planning an annual camp to be held at Camp Roosevelt, Clear Lake, on June 19, 20 and 21. They will go into camp on Friday evening, have a program and general good time on Saturday and wind up on Sunday noon. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE SEEDS--Mukden Soybeans, good germination. Eno Brothers, Sheffield. SEED CORN -- Approximately 90 per cent germination. R. H. Holt, Clear Lake. FOR SALE BULLS FRED CUMMINGS 7 miles south of Ctear Lake, then 1 mile east and 1/2 mile south. Phone 27-F2. Andrew Olson President Earl M, Dean Vice President S. A. Msithre · Secretary Shirley S. StanUdU ...Treasurer FARM ItL'KlSAU IHKKCTORSS Grant Wayne \Volford. Clear Lake Lincoln Bert H. Mylire, Clear Lake Lime Creek .Leslie VanXote, Mason city Falls . . . « P a u l H. Matzen, Mason City Clear Lake . .John Perkins, Clear Lake Lake ....Robert Fnrleiph. Clear Lake Mason Elgar H. Hai«bt, Mason City Portland . .R. A. Ludeman, Mason City Union Harry welker. Clear Lake Bath Cecil H, Avise, Rockwell Owen . .John L. Curran, Mason City Grimes -Dale Siniih, ThornUm Pleasant Valley Clarence UUim, Sxvalcdalo Geneseo Frank Kirk. Rockwell Dougherty ... .Barney Dougherty. Dougherty HOME I'KOJECT r H A l K M K ^ Grant ..Mr?. Roltin Luscomb. Clear Lake Lincoln ..Mrs. Bert H. Mynre. Clear Lake Lime Creek ..Mrs. A. M. M,'Uzen. itiusoa City Falls Mrs. Paul H. Matzen. Mason City Clear Lake . .Mre. Elmer Xe'son. Clear Lake Lake ..Mr?. Ben Skadeland. Clear Lake Mason ..Mrs. Axel Anderson, Mason City Portlam Mrs. W. H. Davidson. Mason City Union Mrs. Hugh Strain. Ventura Mount Vrrnon Mrs. j. D. Richardson, Clear Lake Bath Mrs, Cecil Arise, Rockwell Owen . .Mrp. John Curran,, Mason City Grimes . . . .Mrs. Carl Floy. Thornton Ploaasnt Valley . .Mrs. Clarence Ulum, S waled ale Geneseo Mrs. Will Bruns, Sheffield Dougherty . . M r s . £. G. Dougherty,. Dougherty County Home Project Chairman.. . .Mrp. K. P. DeG raw. Mason City Chairman Boys' Club Committee.. ...Karl M. Dean, Mason City Chairman Girls' Club Committee.... Mrs, Eari M. Dean Publicity C o m m i t t e e - . R . M. HaH. ..Mrs. R, Fiirleish, Leigh Curra.n County .Agent Marion E. Olson County Club Agent Jay Vendelboe Home Demonstration A Rent Marjorie A. Chollctt O f f i c e Assistant , .Gonevieve M. Smith O f f i c e ..213 Federal Eld^., Mason city Geneseo and Bath Meeting on Friday A community meeting of Geneseo and Bath townships will be held at the Legion hall at Rockwell on Friday evening, May 8. At this meeting the 4-H club film will be shown. There will be acts of vaudeville and music and a general good time. POOLING WOOL C. A. Kiser, president of the Cerro Gordo County Wool Growers association, announced that wool for Cerro Gordo county will be pooled at the Farmers Elevator. Mason City, Saturday. May 23. Sacks and twine can be procured at the.Ameri- can Shoe Shop. Darn Big Job Twenty-two thousand pairs of hose were darned during 19.35. according to the records of Illinois 4-H club girls. The World's Best Overall IS STILL Gildner Special TALL CORN WORK SHIRTS are still 69 Get Yours Today of X7 Get Colt C l u b Undertaken by 4-H Boys Enrollment Must Be Complete3 by July 10. About 20 4-H club members in Cerro Gordo county will enroll in colt club work this year, estimates Jay Vendelboe, district club agent. In order to compete in district or state contests all members must be enrolled on special blanks and these filed in the state club leaders' office at Ames and a duplicate filed with the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders' association,_ D«s Moines by July 10, 1936. Members are not required to own the colts for this project. Their records, however, must show that the care, feed management and training of the colt have been done by the club member on his farmstead for at least 3 months prior to the show in order to compete in a district or state contest. Animals for the foal clubs may be any purebred or grade draft colt, mule colt or driving or saddle colt. Each animal must be foaled after Jan. 1, 1936. In the yearling club any foal used in colt club work last year or desirable colt foaled during 1935 may be used. Colt club work emphasizes the selection and care of good draft brood mares; development of an understanding and appreciation of good horses; selection, rearing,. feeding and training of colts; judging market values and show types of draft horses; understanding of horse psychology and instincts: efficient use of horses and mules on Iowa farms; driving, handling and management of horses and mules, and develop the understanding of soundness in horses. Treatment of Seed Corn Urged to Keep It From Moulding According to information from experiments of farmers, it has been found that by treating seed corn the farmer can keep the kernels from moulding. It does not improve the germination, however, treatment with a standard dust containing mercury does prevent mould and insures a better stand of corn. This is especially helpful in cold wet weather and when the seed is weak and does not have proper resistance. It is advisable to- treat the seed this year because if we should have adverse weather it would be extremely difficult to secure additional seed. With recent experiments it has been found that if corn is of poor germination one can plant slightly thicker and secure a yield almost equivalent to normal. Normally one would plant 3 kernels -to the hill, or 30 kernels to 10 hills. With germination of 90 to 100 per cent the farmer should have 34 to 35 kernels in 10 hills; 85 to 89 per cent, abc-ut 36; 80 to 84 per cent, 37 to 38; 75 to 79 per cent germination, 39 kernels; 70 to 74 per cent, 40 to 41; 65 to 59 per cent, 42 kernels per 10 hills. By planting a little thicker, if the weather should be ideal and the corn would be too thick, the corn can. be thinned by harrowing. It is impossible to satisfactorily add to your stand if it is too thin. County Home Project Committee "To Meet The county home project committee will meet on Friday afternoon, May 8, at 1:30 o'clock at the Hi-Y room T. M. C. A. Final plans will be made for achievement day which is to be held June 9. In addition to the committee meeting, the women plan to visit several of the industries of Mason City. Ticks on Run The cattle fever tick area in the United States has been cut down to less than nine per cent of the area that was infested with the tick when the department of agriculture started to drive it out of the country 30 years ago.

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