The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 6, 1936 · Page 24
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1936
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EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 1936 HOG EXPORTS MAY SHOW GAINS Iowa Farm Prices I Slightly Higher - Prices received by Iowa fanners for grain averaged slightly lower in April than March. Livestock prices averaged somewhat higher on April 15 than on March 15 according: to the report of the United States department of agriculture. The April 15 farm price of corn at 48c a bushel and hogs at S9.70 a cwt. indicates a corn-hog ratio of 20.2 bushels compared with a ratio of 19.2 bushels a month ago. The present ratio is one of the highest on record. Two-Wheel Cart Is Handy on Farm With the tractor, truck, or team of horses to do the long distance hauling, a two-wheel cart is a valuable helper on the farm. It does what the express truck on the platform of a railroad station 'does for the train on the track. A two-wheel cart will do more jobs than will a donkey engine. It will carry hay, feed, and silage down through the feed alley. Another cart will carry the milk to the milk house, if the latter is unfortunately some distance away from the stable. It is a cheap, handy chore boy. Now,IfIJustHad a Good Cigar... a LA FENDRICH, CHARLES DEN BY, or an EMERSON . . . I could sure "go to town." Lloyd Liesenberg Co. DISTRIBUTOR . . . MASON CITY Farms to Absorb Big Labor Roll Expected to Kemove 300,000 From Relief. CHICAGO, 03)--With mid- western farmers offering wages 10 to 12 per cent above last year, relief officials and employment services predicted American farms would absorb up to 300,000 workers from relief rolls this spring and thousands otherwise unemployed. A survey of ten states from Ohio to Nebraska showed farm-- ers paying an average of $1.40 a day with board for help in spring planting or ?1.80 a day without board. Directors of federal and state relief agencies have acted to provide help wherever needed. Reports of shortages have been few and scattered. In Iowa the survey showed, there is more demand than usual this month for labor, with average wages $24 and $34.50 a month. National Ayrshire Meeting on May 13 Harrisburg, Pa., has been selected for the 61st annual meeting of the Ayrshire Breeders' association, Wednesday, May 13, at* the Hotel Harris- burger. President E. S. Deubler has announced that the meeting program will include an' illustrated address on "Mastitis" by Doctor T. S. Button, Ohio State university. Doctor E. C. Deubler will discuss the control of Bang's disease, and Doctor M. F. Barnes of Harrisburg will demonstrate the agglutination tests. There will be a symposium entitled "Breed Improvement Problems with Emphasis on Increasing Butterfat Tests." Has Seven Calves in Three Years SUMNER, (UP)-- William Cross, farmer living near here, has a cow which .has made him money by having seven calves in three years. The cow started her career of motherhood in 1934 with twins, followed with triplets in 1935, and had twins again this year. Six of the calves were heifers. WATCH OLIVER The All-Modern Row-Crop Tractor that is rapidly gaining recognition with everyone. SEE IT! OLIVER, Nichols 8 Shepard Red River Special Thresher The finest, fastest and cleanest threshing possible. OLIVER Hay Tools This Side Delivery Rake will handle your hay just the way you want it handled. OLIVER 9C CORN PLANTER that plants with accuracy, dependability, Sight draft and is durably constructed. FARM EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY PHONE 1056 107 EIGHTH STREET S. E. Moderate Increase Is Probable ,arger Slaughter and More Concessions Obtained. A moderate Increase in Uni- ed States exports o£ hog products is in prospect during the emainder of 1936 on the basis :f larger domestic hog slaugh- er and concessions obtained in oreign trade agreements, nota- ily with Cuba, the jureau of agricultural economies' current report on world log and pork prospects. Three years ago the United States supplied Great Britain 1 per cent of her lard imports. ?he proportion since last October has been only 33 per cent, .he decrease being attributed to reduced hog production in the United States resulting from the 1934 drought. This figure may be raised, it is suggested, with increase in United States jroduction. Great Britain has been restricting imports of bacon and ham in recent years in an effort o aid British pig producers. As he result of this program, there were at the end of 1935, 46 per cent more hogs in England and Wales than in early 1933, when the import restrictions went nto effect. In Germany there are 5 per cent more hogs than at this :ime a year ago, with increases reported in nearly all classes. " There are 14 per cent more bred sows in Germany than a year ago--indicating that total hog numbers may increase further, .his year. In view of increased market- ngs, a downtrend in hog prices .hrough June in the United States is probable, says the report. But 'as supplies of hogs 'or slaughter are seasonally reduced in late summer, prices may advance, depending somewhat upon changes in consumer deman'd and changes in supplies of other livestock. Rye Returns From Land Bank Meeting HANLONTOWN--M. T.' Rye, secretary - treasurer of the Worth County National farm :oan association, returned Sunday from Omaha where he had been present at the unveiling ceremony and banquet honoring D. P. Hogan, retiring pres- :dent of the Federal Land bank, and indirectly to get a report on the collection contest which ended Apr. 30. The Worth County associa- :ion is a unit of the Northeast Iowa group which includes 27 associations. A final report will ae made as soon as the April ousiness has been disposed of and the various loans filed and checked, however, an unofficial report shows that all 27 associations in the Northeast Iowa group will qualify 100 per cent according to the collection contest rules thereby qualifying the said group 100 per cent in the contest. Experiments Show Linseed Oil Has Good Feed Quality AMES, CSP)--Tests being conducted in Iowa experiment station' feedlots here indicate, experiment directors said, today, that linseed oil meal is the outstanding protein supplement tP feed beef cattle. Ration experiments started Dec. 10, 135 on eight eight- animal lots of 450-pound choice steer calves. A regular full ration of corn, corn silage, alfalfa hay, salt and mineral mixture was fed all the animals. One lot was fed the linseed oil supplement, two lots received dry rendered tankage, two wet rendered tankage and three soybean oil. C. C. Culbertson, in charge of the work, said the lot fed Unseed oil meal easily outstripped the others, averaging more than two and a half pounds daily gain since the experiments began. Two More! Iowa and Montana have been officially placed in the modified accredited area for bovine tuberculosis by the U. S. department of agriculture. There are now 33 states on the honor roll.

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