The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 2, 1943 · Page 5
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February 2, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE fUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1913 US. NEEDS GREATER FOOD PRODUCTION WE MUST KEEP THEM EATING TO KEEP THEM FIGHTING Food will win the war and write the peace. Yes... it takes food ... and Uncle Sam needs still larger quantities in 1943. Food for our soldiers and sailors for our allies,... and for the tables of the folks at home. Farmers... you did,a good job last year. Your great "Food for Freedom" output helped America to take the offensive on the fighting front! But food needs are going to reach an all-time high this year. More of everything must be produced. Increased production calls for farm machinery preparedness. Equipment of all kinds must be in good working condition. There will be very few new farm machines this year, not nearly enough to replace the machines that normally would be replaced in 1943. Repair parts will be made available for existing machines, but not as many as were manufactured during the past year. The reduction in the manufacture of farm machinery in 1943 over 1942 will release approximately 100,000 men in industry for work on war goods and will save about 540,000 tons of steel. This is enough steel to make 3,000 flying fortresses or 145,000 .30 caliber machine guns. What Does Farm Machinery Preparedness Mean? - pre P^^ machine on your farm into tip-top working condition before spring work starts, rather than waiting to do it next spring and summer when work is pressing. Check and repair your equipment now so when the weather man says, "go" '.. you'll be ready to start. ' Why Should You Fix Up Your Machines This Winter? There are several reasons for doing the work this winter: 1. It will sore you the loss of valuable working time next spring and summer. 2. It will give implement dealers time to get the repair parts that you need from factories and warehouse*. 3. It will help the war effort by making most efficient use or the iron and steel allotted for repair parts. If the allotment of repair parts is not enough, your government wants to know about it. On the other hand it h desirable not to tie up a lot of irort and steel in repair parts if we are not going to need them this year. 4. It will help the general labor situation by spreading out the work n factories, transportation systems, warehouses, dealers shops, welding shops, etc. If everybody will get the repair work and the welding done this winter that he knows has to be done, it will give service men time'to do the emergency repair jobs that are needed during the operating season. 5. Very few new machines will be mode this year. No new machines will be sold to replace any machine which con be repaired. Sriould Every Farmer In Iowa Do This? Yes . .. you, and every other farmer in Iowa and in the United States, are being asked to get your machines into shape before spring. Now, right now, is the time to get set for the spring work Now is the time to prepare for the greatest production schedule farmers have ever known. So look over all the machinery aijd equipment on your place. Be ready to make every acre count... to make every one of your own farm goals for 1943. This is one way to HELP WIN THIS WAR! Exactly What Should You Do To Put Your Machines Into Good Working Order? You know better than anyone else the condition of each of your machines. Consider each machine separately. Go over it carefully with the thought in mind that you're going to put it into first-class working condition.- The following steps are suggested : 1. Locate and remove all broken and badly worn parts. 2. Order replacements immediately for those parts which cannot be welded. 3. Install new or welded parts to their proper working position. The correct meshing of gears is an example. Two gears should mesh so that they have a slight backlash. There should be an audible click when the gears are moved by hand. 4. Sharpen all cutting parts such as sickle sections, disk blades, plow shares, cultivator shovels, etc. Protect all sharpened surfaces with a coating of used crankcase oil. 5. Try out all grease fittings, grease cups and oil holes. Be sure that every bearing gets grease. Replace Zerk fittings that have been damaged or have become loosened. Put Zerk fittings into the cap of grease cups such as on the pitman bearing of a mower. 6. Go over the entire machine and tighten all nuts and bolts--loose nuts and bolts allow working parts to get out of alignment, and frequently are the cause of rapid wear and breakage. Remove undersized bolts and replace with bolts of propar size for the hole. 7. Straighten all bent shields, guards, frame members, etc. For tho sake of safety, replace all shields and guards that have been removed. 8. Adjust working parts to compensate- for normal wear. An example of this is the cutter bar of - a mower. Keeping the cutter bar in proper alignment will greatly reduce the number of broken sickles. 9. Check all chains for tightness and direction. Chains should run only tight enough to prevent lashing. The chain should be put on so that the hook end of each link leads in the direction that the chain runs. 10. Paint all machines with a good rust-resisting implement paint. Most implement dealers carry their particular color of implement paint. A good implement, paint can be made by using 5 Ibs. red lead mixed with equal parts of linseed oil and turpentine. 11. Pay particular attention to your tractor. If it needs a general overhaul job take it to a good tractor service shop. Clean all the oil and grease off the tires that may have been spilled on them during fall work. Use gasoline for short runs this winter to reduce crankcase dilution. If the tractor is to be stored for a long period, drain all fuel from the tank, fuel line and carburetor to prevent gum formation. Coat the inside of the cylinders with oil by removing the spark plugs and pouring oil through the spark plug holes. Turn the engine over several times to be sure all cylinder surfaces are thoroughly coated. Drain out all the old crankcase oil to get rid of water, fuel and acids that normally collect in the crankcase. Fill the crankcase with fresh oil. Store the tractor in the implement shed or some other building so it will not be exposed to driving snow and rain. 12. Give attention to all the rubber tires on your farm machines. Remove all grease and oil from the rubber. Store machine out of sun or remove the tires and store them in the machine shed. If the machine is housed, block it up to take the load off the tires This message is o contribution to America's all-out war effort by these Mason City firms: BUTTREYS CARL GRUPP FOOD STORE CARNES OIL CO. Distributors Shell Petroleum Products CASEY DRUG CO. CHUCK LENNAN SWEETHEART BAKERY C. J. SMITH ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION COLONIAL FURNACE CO. CO-MO PHOTO COMPANY CURRIE-VAN NESS CO. DAMON'S, INC. DECKER BROS. DeWlLDE AUTO SERVICE DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. DR. W. C. GRAINGER FARRER MATTRESS CO. FISHER TYPEWRITER CO. FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORE FRANK J. ENBUSK GILDNERS HAMILTON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY H. C. BROWN AGENCY, INSURANCE HOLSUM BREAD BAKERY HOME FURNITURE STORE HOTEL HANFORD HUGHES, READY TO WEAR IOWA STATE BRAND CREAMERIES, INC. JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS J. C, PENNEY CO. JEFFERSON COFFEE SHOP JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION COMPANY JOE GOSS FURNITURE STORE KINNEY SHOE STORE KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO. L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. LOCK STUDIO 'LUNDBERG'S LYONS CLEANERS MAJOR FUNERAL HOME MARSHALL fr SWIFT MASON CITY AUTO BODY REPAIR MASON CITY BATTERY ELECTRIC CO. MASON CITY BRICK TILE CO. MASON CITY BUILDERS SUPPLY COMPANY MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MASON CITY LOAN INVESTMENT CO. MASON CITY MOTOR COACH COMPANY "Go the Motor Coach Way" MASON CITY TENT AWNING COMPANY MASON CITY WATER DEPT. MAX BOYD, TYPEWRITERS MONTGOMERY WARD NICHOLS GREEN NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO. NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT CO. PARK HOSPITAL PARK INN HOTEL AND CAFE PATTIE INSURANCE AGENCY PEOPLES' GAS ELECTRIC CO. PFAFF BAKING CO. PRUSIA-DILLON CO. RAY SENEY, JEWELRY SAM RAIZES DEPT. STORE SEARS ROEBUCK CO. SELF SERVICE DRUG SHIPLEY PRINTING CO. SNELL SUPER SERVICE STATION S. S. KRESGE CO. ST. JOSEPH'S MERCY HOSPITAL THE IOWA COMPANY INSURANCE TRADEHOME SHOE STORE TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE CO. WAGNER COAL CO. ZACK .BROS. ELECTRICAL CO. ABEL SON, INC. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. A. W. KNESEL SON, INSURANCE BRACKEN INSURANCE AGENCY

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