Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 6, 1936 · Page 22
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1936
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SIX .MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE LESS GOES TO PAY FARM INTEREST Two Signs Point to Cool Summer, Says Iowa Weatherman DES MOINES, ISO--Charles D Reed, government meteorologist, applied the "11-month sequence" and the "12-year cycle" to . Iowa's weather prospects Wednesday with this -result: "We should have a rather cool summer--which," Mr. Reed hastened to add, "isn't an abj solute forecast." The 11 month sequence? Mr. Reed's records show a cool June one year usually is followed by a cool May the next --11 months away. Last June was comparatively cool. Get it? The 12-year cycle? Mr. Reed's records indicate that "heat peaks" are reached about every 12 years. We should have had our last in 1932, but eruption of a Chile volcano put it off to 1934-which was--and there isn't any question about this--the hottest Iowa summer of record. V o l c a n o dust, you see. spreads through the stratosphere cutting otr the sun's heat. But since, this volcano eruption bad nothing to do with the 12 year cycle, Mr. Reed still figures the "heat peak" from 1932 when it should have occurred.- Hence it should be getting cooler this summer. BOUGHT IN 1901 Thirty-five years old and going strong. That's the record of a 24-inch- cylinder threshing machine owned by Osborne brothers, Settle, Ky. WITH OUR ENTERPRISE High Quality PAINTS Many times we've had our customers tell us that they were, liapply surprised at the extremely low cost or an Enterprise Paint Job. Enterprise gives you long wear, beauty and is easy to apply! We'll Gladly Give You Estimates . . . Color Cards -- or Other Paint Helps Boomhower Hardware 1 1 3 N. Federal Ave. Phone 142 For the best Stock and Poultry Feeds at the best prices come to HUXTABLES You'll Like Our Friendly Service We Carry a Large Fresh Stock of Dr. Hess Poultry and Stock Tonic Dip and Fly Chaser Lice Powder Lee Germozone Stock and Poultry Tonics Walko Tablets and Liquids Dr. Robert's Veterinary Preparation* (full line) Fleming's Blister Ointments and Liniments. Bickmare's Gall Salves and Healing Powder. Gombault's Caustic Balsom Kow-Kare and Calves Cordial Bag Balm and Udder Balm Noyler's Teat Dialators, Nakik's Diahitors Conkey's Preparations Seargent's Preparations Glover's Preparations Milk Tubes and Prochars Formaldehyde, Sodium Flouride, Semeson Jr., Semeson Bell Valspar Paints and Varnishes Hundreds of items Not Mentioned at Everyday Low Prices HUXTABLE DRUG CO. "NORTH IOWA'S LARGEST DRUG STOCK" 116 South Federal Ave. Phone 391 White Grub Damage Expected The year 1936 is white grub year in Iowa. Pictured above are severe types of white grub damage which may be expected, especially in eastern and southern Iowa, a«cording to A. D. Worthington, extension entomologist at Iowa State college. Surveys have shown white grub infestation especially heavy in those areas. The grubs pass through a three-year cycle and in 1936 large numbers in the most destructive stage are due. The most popular over-wintering place tor the white grubs is sod. Next summer, much sod will be damaged where the grubs cut off the roots and strips may be peeled up as shown in the left and lower right pictures. Where the upper right hand picture was taken, grubs had cut the roots of. the corn, causing it to go down. Farmer Hardest to Teach Safety to, Says Zealand CHICAGO, UP)--The person- hardest to reach with a safety message, C. H. Zealand of St. Paul, told the Midwest Safety conference Wednesday, is the farmer. "The farmer is under the impression that only the city driver ia responsible for traffic accidents," said Zealand, who is director of safety of the Minnesota Public Safety commission. He said Minnesota had drafted the 4-H clubs to educate farmers against negligence and disregard of traffic safety. William G. Knoelk of Milwaukee, chairman of the Milwaukee Safety commission, said that only education can re- duce the accident toll in the home. "Nobody can barge in (to a man's home) and order him to remove mops and brooms from his basement stair landings, throw away loose razor blades from medicine cabinet shelves, tack down or remove loose rugs at the head of the stairs. "Then can, however, warn him of the death traps his home contains, and the Milwaukee Safety commission does that unceasingly." He said 20 fewer Milwaukee- ans died as a result of home accidents last year than the previous year. A cow belonging to Albert Harding of Ridgeway, Mont, was buried alive 17 days during the winter. She had taken shelter against, a haystack and the snow drifted over stack sow and all. She ate out a hole in the hay in which she lived until the drift melted enough to release her. MEN'S ODD TROUSERS Light and Dark Shades Sizes 28 to 52 9Se $1.49 $1.98 $2.98 $1.50 VALUES $2.00 VALUES $3.00 VALUES $4.00 VALUES Boys' Long Pants A special lot of pants in blue, tan and brown--sizes 6 to 16 --while 10 dozen last they go at Sizes 6 to 16--Boys' Longies Better Grades Priced Accordingly JU»V-H,VJL v*-*-**v»*_.«j -M. j-j.»^*jvi j.«.***^v»iUA.»»^fj $100 Worth of Groceries Given away Free on May 11, 4 p. m. Come! SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE We pay above market price for EGGS, cash or trade! Open, evenings till 8:3(f--Free parking back of store. Phone 434 Z15-S. Federal Ave, More Cash, Lower Debt Chief Cause Farmers Best Situated Since 1929, Myers Announces. A smaller part of the farmer's incoihe now goes to pay farm mortgage interest than at any time since 1929, W. I. tfyers, farm credit administra- :ion governor, stated. "Increased income and lower debt charges have put the farmer in the most favorable position with respect to interest payment since before the de- gression," Myers said. "Lower interest rates, debt conciliations, and other factors have lifted a $160,000,000 interest load from the farmer's back since 1932 and reduced the total farm mortgage interest bill to the lowest point since 1917," he' continued. According to his statement, the fanner's mortgage interest bill, which rose to nearly 10 per cent of gross farm income in 1932--the all-time high point-dropped to 5 per cent in 1935, compared to 4.7 in 1929. The interest bill, which stood at $510,000,000 in 1932, dropped steadily to approximately $350,000,000 in 1935. He said that nearly $2,000,000.000 of farm debts, drawing- interest rates that averaged G.3 per cent a year, have been converted into long-term mortgage loans carrying interest rates of i to 5 per cent a year. This accounts for most of the saving. In addition, however, the interest charges to federal land bank borrowers through national farm loan associations have been reduced to 3 l ,» per cent for interest installments payable in the year ending July 1, "1936, and to 4 per cent a year for the next two years. Index for Products Now 116 AMES--Declines in grain prices were mainly responsible for the 1 point drop in the general level of Iowa farm prices between March 15 and April 15, as measured by the Iowa Farm Price Index, computed by agricultural economists at Iowa State college. The index on April 15 stood at 116. With the exception of April, 1935, when the Iowa Farm price index stood at 125 per cent of pre-war, prices are now higher than in any other April since.1930, says the May issue of Agricultural Economic Facts, monthly extension" service publication. Another factor in the decline was the change in relative weights ofcommodities included in the index. Eggs have more weight in April than in March, so the relatively low e SS prices tended to pull the index down. The rise in hog- prices was offset by a decline in the relative importance of hogs in April. Prices farmers pay for commodities used in consumption and production at 122 per cent of ,pre-war were unchanged from March 15 to April 15. A year ago on April 15 prices farmers pay were 127 per cent of pre-war.' These indexes do not include taxes and interest. The buying power of Iowa farm products, or their exchange value in terms of commodities purchased by farmers, declined from 97 per cent of pre-war in March to 96 per cent in April. A year ago the index of buying power stood at 98 per cent of the 1910-14 level. Iowa farm prices are considerably lower than they were a 1 year ago, but prices farmers pay are also much lower and the buying power of farm products is about the same, the publication comments. RUSSIA BUYS WHEAT The Russian government has just purchased 600 pounus o£ Hope wheat from Sam H. Bober, Newell, S. Pak., to -,id is the Soviet's attempts to develop a wheat mora resistant to stem rust and drought, than any now available. Hope wheat, a cross of Marquis wheat and EmmeC will be used as a parent ia plant breeding work in Russia,

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