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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVEN He Raises Wild Ducks and Geese John Welch Farm Was Once Edge of Glacier. By A. P. In the center of Mount Vernon township, the east half of section 15, is the farm home of the John WalcH family. 320 acres It lies in the east edge of the area covered by the Wis- ^nsfngiacier, the last invasion of Iowa by ice, and it has botn Fort Dodge, this region was first rate herding ground because of the abundance of grass and the good supply o ^ water in small ponds and flowing We " S Took Most of Water. Guess Out of Breeding History of Co-Op Purchasing Given A discussion of the history of the co-operative purchasing of farm supplies is contained in bulletin No. 1 of the co-operative division, farm credit ad- minisftration, Washington, D. C. It not only gives a history of the development of co-operative purchasing but it suggests methods of organization and pperation that should be of interest to officers and members* of such organizations as well as to those who arc interested in the formation of such purchasing agencies. FASTER SAFER WHITER the .argcst farms in Cerro Gordo county. c e sons in which case they use a the year around. Itise Against Wind. Mr. Walch says it * easy to distinguish between the wild "Proved" bulls take the guess from breeding. Bull pictured here, owned by W.-.I. Campbell, Jessup, was proved from cow testing association records while still alive. The bull's first Jive daughters shown had yearly records averaging ,.4, nounrts of butterfat while their dams' records averaged 1LS pounds of butterfat. Since the daughters made the average increase of 129 pounds of butterfat in production ,n the: same herd under the same conditions, this means that the bull had the ability to transmit high production. Learn About Calories cation. They always rise agai the-wind and circle around and then alight near the water or on it. They are also very wary of men or animals and are constantly on the alert. They are fed ear corn every day and in very cold weather there are shelter .pens where they go in and out as they P Tliey do not mate until three vears old and the males are quite combative in the nesting The nests are built out on the open ground with no attempt to hide them. They are constructed of a few small sticks of dead branches on which the nest of long grass is built and it is lined with feathers which they pluck from their bodies. From five to eight eggs are laid and the male bird is continually on guard to defend the nest. Foxes Their Enemies. The principal enemies of the young ducks are foxes and turtles and sometimes hawks and. the best protection is a rifle. There are several breeds o wild-ducks and geese including teal, mallard, pintails and scoop. It is seven years sine the wild ones came and las winter there were 36 birds stay ing there. They have trapped six foxe and shot one. In the winter sea son the young folks of th neighborhood use the ponds as skating rinks. Mr. Walch provides plenty o summer feed by sowing barley wheat or oats so tEat there : an abundance of green feed fo both old and young fowls. Official Records of Brown Swiss in Book Just Issued The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders association has just issued a booklet containing the official records of the 1.427 cows in its register of production. There are 123 bulls also recorded that have three or more daughters in this R. O. P., the bull, Reuben, leading the list with 25 such daughters. In the yearly division 721 cows of all ages are listed with an average of 13,698 pounds of 4 per cent milk, or 549 pounds fat. In the 10 months division there are 298 cows with an average of 11.942 pounds of 4 per cent milk, 477 pounds fat. Jn the farmers' class there arc 408 cows with an average of 10,300 pounds of 4.1 per cent milk, 424 pounds fat. Miss Annette Peterson, nutrition specialist in the extension service at Iowa State college, is demonstrating to a group of farm women In Greene comity how large a portion f various kinds of food make 100 calories. On such '"forma tion homemakers base their judgment of how many portions of different foods adults and children need in a diet for proper development and maintenance of health and energy. ABC WASHEB Now you CM do TO" wanking In one-hall lhÂ« time with the bÂ«Â» u UM new ABC One-Fifty-SU . . . largest capacity on ""Â» ""Â»** . New Â»xcluÂ«lTÂ» ABC French Type Asitator . . . New ABC aluminum Streamlined Wringer ABC Patented Finger Tip Control . . Â· ABC Instantaneous Touch H.leÂ«e . . . ABC "Touch Feed" . . . aie only a partial list- in? of the many features of thÂ» sensational ABC One-Fifty-Six Washer --The Washer thai Has more Safety and Convenience Features lhan any washer ever built Call ior Â» demonstrationl EASY TERMS TYLER-RYANS 29 2nd St. S. E. I'hone 3S10 USED TRACTOR BARGAINS for Sale Cheap (2) F-12 Farmalls with cultivators and plows. All like new. Cheap. (7) Regular Farmalls. AH rebuilt and guaranteed to do unytlm'g Â» "-'Â« one can. Cheap at $iJ0 | (5) l'J-20 M c C o r in 1 -Â· }Â·- Decrings. All rebuilt ] and guaranteed to do a real job. $400. IS) 13-Sf M c O o r in i c k- Decring. All like n e w . 1 Cheap at $275 and up. (1) 22-SG M c C o r n i i cl.-- Decring. Only 3 years] old. This is a real outfit. We have a late model 3 bottom, 16 iÂ»- plow to go with it. Will sell cheap to I move at once. (2) John Deeres, 15-27 both in fine shape. Cheap. Your Choice $875. (1) 12-2* Hart Farr fine shape $375. Also another 12-24 Hart Parr. Cheap at $125. 15-27 Case. In good shape. Cheap at $175. 12-20 Case. Ready to go to | worn, $150. We also have a good 2 bottom tractor with cultivator i in fine shape, both for S400. We have about 30 ROCK! Fordson Tractors that we will put in running order | for you and sell cheap. We want to clean up on I these Tractors at onee and will sell them at well \vorth I the money. We will take horses, cattle, hogs a nil grain in trade and will gi terms to responsible parties. COME IN ... tOOK 'EM OVEIl! Mason City Implement Company' 1 23 6th St. S. E. Ph. 4Â«2 I Clear Lake Grain Company Phone 23 Hoosier Corn King A C Brown, Ripley county, Ind led 663 outstanding corn ^rowers in that state to wrest the state corn growing championship for the Five-Acre Corn club from the Panlcop family with an official yield of 143.4 bushels an acre. Bug; Banquets Approximately 10 cents of every farm dollar goes to insect pests, estimates A. I. Bourne of Massachusetts State college. iargam Kind of Cows The size of the herd is not as important as the kind of cows one keeps. PAPER Now F. H. A. ^pF Plan For Long Wear Beauty PAINT WITH A Thermolized Tung Oil Paint Finishes Dirge Imperial Fine Wallpaper Patterns RALPH S. SHEPHERD PAINTS tf WALLPAPER 16 1st S. E., Opp. Chapman'! PHONE 1362 That They Have Moved the Entire BIG SALE STOCK Formerly at 123 North Federal to Their Store and Will Continue to Sell It at the Same Sale Prices. LADIES' To $12.50 Value $4 .97 $3 -97 to 3 LADIES' To $25.00 Value Sf.OO $Â£.95 to V n New spring styles, alt wool worsteds. To $25-00 value.