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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 2, 1943
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10 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1943 . . . Better Schools Better Social Life MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE By Albert ond Susan Eisele Blue Earth, Minnesota This has been a period of winds and swirling snows- at ti ' C " CCt ° C wat « fhn "a. see, the world is such a sea, an one gels the feelingMhat the ear! itself is a volatile, shifting mass. * * * It is hard to realize that under this eddy and flow is solid earth, and that In a short time now clover leaves will shine, like green stars, from under the melting tons ot snow and ice. * * * We got a good deal of reactio to the recent mention in "Coun tryside" about cleaning the school house. "We clean our schoolhous five times a year," says one letter ' You should have to try to deal varnished floors," said a friend t . us the other day. "There are twen . ty-four windows in our school ; house," writes another reader . "and I,just got through doing up ; the curtains, ruffled ones." Othe . folks mentioned cleaning task. ; that we had overlooked; while stil _ . others said that we went to to -. much trouble with the cleanini - job. All in all, we feel that th. ; subject of cleaning the schoolhous. - is one that many folks under ; stand. And again we know tha - the little, everyday things tha : your family does and the little ev - eryday things that our familv t does, are the things that all the - world.does and likes to hear about - because it makes for a bond be - tween those who live these thing ; and those who work at portrayint . them. : ¥ * * ; The longer we write the more . we realize how alike, at heart, - the average people are. * * ¥ ; We've lived in the country four. teen.years now and yesterday was - the first time 'we have made but' HV. l c ? urse ' we ' ve ex P er imentec - with butter-making in fruit jars - before, but it usually ended up by - the boys rolling the jar back and ,, forth so violently, that it broke 01 - spilled, and we abandoned the idea ; as more trouble than it was worth - But yesterday we baked bread ; and dnfted roads had kept us from -going to town so long, the butter ; supply was very low. We didn't -know the first thing about it but -.we got a big bowl o£ sweet cream .and started whipping it, first with : ^ whip beater and then a rotary. .Albert and the boys discouraged ;us and gave us all kinds of pointers on how to' make the butter rcome, but no one wanted to help -beat. They thought-it should be ^called off and the whipped cream .eaten with jello for supper, but -we had already added salt. We beat a while'and then quit, -then started over again. It took ,most of the afternoon. They -laughed at us unmercifully, went Tout for chores, and left us to our *amy waves butter-making. Finally about dark we saw, or thought we saw, a faint tinge of color come into the mass. We beat with renewed vigor. Then the globules of fat began gathering slowly. Now we know how Rickenbacker felt when the rain began to fall. A drop or tow of moisture flew out of the curds of cream. We knew for a certainty mw that we would have butter. i mally the mass grew solid,, the whey distinctly separate from the butter. * # # After we liad washed the butler and worked a little more salt in it, we had a pound of good butter, and everyone said, Why that's nothing, everyone knows if you churn cream lone enough it will make butter" "But we felt somehow like we had accomplished something we had long wanted to do, and, now we want to find out how to shorten the process. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE BLOCKED ROADS TO GET Y0UR MIND TO THINKING. ¥ * * Someone has said that the two coldest places in a town are grain elevators and lumber yards Both arc open at either end, and this gives the north wind a chance to howl through. * * * Amons the Christmas packages (he boys found a. game of Pick-up-sitcks, a version of the old jackstraw game, the object being to pick up each stick without disturbing any of" the rest. I f . t h e boys would be one small fraction as careful at drying the dishes as they are at Paying Pick-up-sticks, there would be no broken china. * ¥ * Is your driveway full of snow? Ours certainly is. As this column s being written our driveway is only half shoveled out, and this copy was due in town two days ago. We are shoveling our drive- vay out by spadiiigs, one two ind three, just as in the old- ashioned tiling. As in tiling the now on top spading, requires the most work, the surface snow be- ng frozen hard. The second spad- ng goes easier, while the bottom ne is loose snow oE the feathered variety. There is no fourth pading; if there were, we wouM ust let our driveway g° and wait or llhc sprins sail. NEIGHBORHOOD IS WORKING UNIT Bliss Suggests Each Responsible for Job DBS MOINES--Director I!. K Bliss o£ the Iowa State college extension . service suggests that fdi- me war period at least the Farm Bureau extend its organization so as to make the neighborhood unit an integral working part o£ its make-up. Bliss presented his proposal, to the executive committee of the Iowa Farm Bureau He suggested that each neighborhood be made responsible for getting certain parts o£ the war food production job done. ^ Beet-Harvesting Machine Developed W~-t- $ T vTM » ,, ,,, » ,, , _ IT' .Better Farms . . . . . . Better Reads Bliss said, "Let bility for getting the responsi- definite war tasks done be placed upon the neighborhood units, with .the township and county organizations and the extension service helping in every wa'y that they can." He cited as an example that the job of actually getting all farm machinery repaired can best be accomplished on a neighborhood basis. The extension director said that neighborhood responsibility would also provide an extra punch to the work. It would help to overcome inertia, on the part of individuals and make it popular and patriotic to do jobs well. He believes the war food program needs this neighborhood punch to get jobs done. Other problems suggested by Bliss as logical for community handling included sowing a disease resistant and heavy-yielding variety o£ oats on each oat growing farm; planting high germinating hybrid corn adaptable to the locality; providing as nearly as possible a balanced ration for hogs poultry and cows; adopting the clean ground plan or some other plan equally effective for the healthy production of hogs and poultry; use of disease prevention methods, such as use of hog cholera serum; growing and conserving as much as possible of the home food supply. On account of blocked roads there Is no school this week, _ J the boys are helping with the driveway. . A Ia%v has been passed at our house that anyone not helping; shovel out See Our BROODER HOUSE and FOUR PEN HOG HOUSE ready for inspection at our yard. L. A. Moore Lumber Co. Phone 119 629 South Federal Ave. FARMERS! You will have .a bigger crowd . . . the bidding will be faster . . . and you will get more money for your property if you advertise, your in the Mason City GLOBE-GAZETTE Stop in at the office . , . and we'll help you prepare your Public Sole advertisement. (he driveway cannot go lo town, ivhcu and if we get there. #; * * It is surprising how the snow flies when the promise o£ a trip to town is in the offing. There is no duller place than home to boys who are going to school and suddenly get a vacation: "This old house ain't got nothing in it to do No fun or nothing. Just work work, work, all the time." And even going to town with the eggs and cream is something of a pleasure trip to them. Because children can tease a cold tired father just long enough and then have him break down completely to the point where they'll take candy bars back home, and maybe a funny book or two, or another crossword puzzle. V * ¥ When small boys get tired shoveling out driveways they do not lean on their shovels. They rest Ihemsclves coasting, building snow forts and dig- iiiff tunnels. * * ¥ Have you tried grating carrots into your potato soup? They add to the flavor and gives it a delicate golden color .that perks up the appetite nicely. And if you want to make a pot of soup stick to the ribs, cut finely with a scissors, a half pod of dried red pepper, and cook in the pot. RIM URGES PAY-AS-YOU-GO Amends Original Plan in Reply to Criticism CHICAGO, U.R)_B e a r d s I c y I Huml, author of the pay-as-you^ go tax plan, replied Monday to criticisms of his system and urged adoption of the plan with equal treatment fer all taxpayers. Ruml told the Chicago Association of Commerce that he had amended his original plan with ihrce suggestions for "windfalls," to counter treasury department contentions that the government would lose money by "forgiving 71 19-52 incomes in cases involving greater returns for that year than for the current year. His amendments arc: (1) Do not cancel the income tax on capital gams; {2} provide a special death tpx to recover "windfalls" arising from deaths in 1942 and (3) take a three-year average of income in cases over $10 000 Ruml admitted that the "windfall suggestions did not appear to satisfy the treasury. He insisted that his plan to forget 1D12 income taxes and start paying on the current year's income would "make much less practical difference in the upper brackets than might appear." and that the pay-as-you-go basis would bring more money to the treasury Clean Out Rats and Save Money, Gunderson States Zoologist Writes They May Be Doing Huge Sabotage Job AMES--Hats may be doing a 510,000 sabotage job on any given Iowa farm, says Harold Gunderson, Iowa Slate college zoologist, in urging farmers to eradicate the pest. Writing in the current issue of the Farm Science Reporter, Gunderson points out that rats not only eat and contaminate hundreds of pounds of food but spread disease as well. In addition they chew holes in crib roofs and walls, and undermine foundations. Gunderson says the job of rat control calls for constant alertness Late fall and.spring months are best for attacking rats. In the fall the rats move inside and poison could be waiting for them. In the spring, when rats are breeding they are hungry for any kind of*" focd and are more susceptible t poison. The first step in eradication is a. census taking..Gundcrson says that if rats are never seen but rat signs arc visible then I to 100 rats arc present. If rats are seen occasionally at night then from 100 to 500 rats are present If rats are seen every night and occasionally during the day tha total may range from -500 to 1,000. If lots of rats are seen at night and several every day then from 1,000 to 5,000 rats arc present. At ?2 a rat the bill can be mighty big. Pre-baiting is the next step Leave about a pound of ground meat for each 100 rats. Pre-baiting accustoms the rats to the "occ and also tells where the rats congregate as well as giving a check on the numbers. When the night for poisoning comes mix meat and barium car- · rf " a - C , in , 5 to 1 ratio and ma !«= individual baits about three-quarters of an inch in diameter- Then roundup and pen all livestock to prevent accidents. Then distribute the bait. The next morning all uneaten bait should be picked up. Don't be surprised. Gunderson says, if ONE STOP INSPECTION 25c PER CAR HAROLD GUNDERSON TIRE TUBE VULCANIZING RECAP SERVICE PRITCHARD SUPER-SERVICE 1st S. E. and Penn. ph. 3133 RECAP VULCANIZE TRUCK, TRACTOR AXD PASSENGER CAR TIRES ONE DAI SERVICE TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE 3»l Snd 3. W. Mason Cily COTL Tire Inspection Depot ""ATTENTION-^ FARMERS MOW ON HAND · Brooder Houses · Self-Feeders · Hog Houses · Field Fence · Barbed Wire Mason City Lumber Co* l-"ith and No. Federal a lot is untouched since rats with s.omach aches can't eat their fill. The poison is slow acting and it may be a week before all poisoned rats die. With all foundations and rat burrows repaired and filled the second cycle of poisoning should begin in about 10 days but with fish the second time and probably red quill, although barium could be used again. A third baiting may be necessary in another 10 to 15 days.- Keeping the farm yard cleared of :unk piles and garbage, Gun- dereon says, is another means of rot control. The cleanup measures eradicate nesting grounds for the T R A C T O R R E P A I R I N G Berry Machine AND MOTOR PARTS 11 So - Penn. Wa. 514 Mason City COL. J. R. 'Jack Dorsey YOUR AUCTIONEER and STOCK BUYER FOR 40 YEARS IX CEKRO GORDO AND ADJOINING COUNTIES PHONE 2592 MASON CITY, IOWA Soybeans Can Help in Fight on Weeds A M E S -- Soybeans, properly handled, are a valuable crop in smothering out weeds, says Dr. A L. Bakke of the Iowa State college agricultural experiment station. Bakke says the best method for smothering Canada thistle and creeping Jennie is · to plow the ground fairly deep and work the seedbed down, rolling if possible, and to plant soybeans the same day the ground is plowed. | As soon as the beans are liar- vested the ground should be plowed. The following spring the ground should again be plowed and the beans planted the same as the previous year. In one case, Dr. Bakke said, two years of this treatment completely wiped out Canadian thistle in a field badly infested for 20 years IT PAYS TO FEED BIG GAIN MINERAL STOCK FOOD, that is what thousands of satisfied feeders everywhere are saying. If you are looking for the kind of concentrate you can DEPEND on--for uniformly good results, for up-to-date ingredients, for steady quality reasonable price--see your local dealer today. J. A. Sutton, Plymouth Hejllfc Feed and Produce Rockwell Farmer's Inc. Coop. Society Hurley Oat Acreage Drop Not to Reduce Yield Iowa farmers may reduce their oat acreage the requested 8 per cent but that doesn't mean they will reduce their yield, provided they plant new disease-resistant varieties. * # * H. C. Murphy, Iowa State college pathologist, and L. c. Burnett, college agronomist, writing m the current issue of the Farm Science Reporter, feel that farmers who plant the new varieties of oats yvill gain 5 to 10 bushels an acre if 1943 is a good oat year. If there is a serious outbreak of crown rust, then the new disease resistant varieties would outyield other varieties by 25 to 30 bushels an acre. The new, high-yielding, rust and smut-resistant varieties are Tama, Boone, Control and Marion, developed co-operatively by the Iowa State college agricultural experiment station and the federal department of agriculture. , * * * Both Murphy and Burnett suggest that for increased yield and quality the seed should be planted! at the earliest date possible. De- Jays will decrease the yield about 1 bushel an acre for each day lost. It is also suggested that the oat seed should be cleaned and treated with the 'new improved ceresan or some other approved fungicide. This will help protect against 'other oat diseases such as root rots and seedling blights. Buy War Savings Bands and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier 'boy. FEED DAIRY COW ON GRAIN RATION! Liberal Feeding Is Profitable, Patriotic AMES^It is profitable as well as patriotic to feed dairy cows liberally. As long as butterfat stays near 50 cents and balanced grain feeds remain near $35 a ton then farmers should feed grain liberally in the belief of C. Y. Cannon, head of dairy husbandry at Iowa State college, and Dwight Espe dairy nutrition expert. Writing in the current issue ot the Farm Science Reporter, the two men set up a simple "profit- detector" to show when grain feeding is profitable. Results of Iowa State College Agricultural Experiment Station tests show that when a 100 pounds of balanced grain mixture does not cost more than 3i* times the price of butter- rat plus the value of 100 pounds of - hay, then grain feeding is profitable. Cows fed a straight roughage diet yield 15 pet- cent less than cows on a diet including roughage and a limited grain mixture When cows were fed a full amount of grain they showed a 25 per cent increase over the straight roueh- age diet yield. The two men warned farmers not to expect immediate results from a shift to full grain diet. Part of the grain is used by the cow to restore body reserves used up in sustaining the flow of milk on a straight roughage diet. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. PUBLIC FARM SALE As I have sold my farm and am quitting fanuinr t will se ii a t As I have sold my farm and am quitting Pblic Auction at the old Tom Aitehinson Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 O'clock LIVESTOCK-Horses . . . 5 Head 1 team of greys, coming e and 7 years old, wt. 3100; l black ceU- Cattle . . . 6 Head iv O T' f £ rah in one month : l red «w, milking- l White Face cow, fresh in 6 weeks: 1 red cow, fresh in 6wedu- 1 Jersey cow, fresh in a month; 1 black heifer, yearling. Machinery . . . 1 Hay corn planter, 80 rods of wire; 1 John Deere cndrate sulkf;,! 1 sln e le . r »«- cultivator; 1 2-row cultivator; 1 John D«re sulky plow; 1 o-foot DeerIn E mower; 1 10-foot disc: 1 4-sectiou harrow and harrow cart; 1 Stonghlon manure spreader- 2 wooden wheeled wagons with boxes; 1 steel wheeled waron wHh "oS L uCs °h7i- C ^ bb ' nE f °, r 40 ,° b ^ hcls of corn: » corn ·** to SS «»*= A 5 ?. : 1 set of breechin e harness, 2 sets of back pads; 4 horse collars; supply of stove wood and cobs CHICKENS-- 20 Buff Orpington pullets. Many other miscellaneous articles and household goods. TERMS: Cash, or make arrangements with bank before the sale ED ATKINS, Owner Ora Bayless, Auct. clear Lake Bank Trust, Clerk *· ··^^·^^^"··^·^·^·^B ANNOUNCING OUR READY BUILT DEPT. We are now prepared to take care of your made to order and ready built buildings, fnd any repair jobs that you might have. We have on hand and ready for your inspection the following: HOG HOUSES; one, two, and three pen portable houses BROODER HOUSES; regular as well as 100% insulated houses. UTILITY HOUSES; for shelled corn, beans, oats, or four pen hog house or hen house. HOG FEEDERS; several sizes (they will pay for themselves). HOG TROUGHS; individual troughs as well as ten to sixteen footers -- V type or flat. CHICKEN FEEDERS; stand feeders and range feeders. CHICKEN NESTS; easy to clean and move. ORDINARY ond VENTILATING ROOF SADDLES . M1T ul;. l J22 F WINDOW S FOR BROODER AND HOG HOUSES. INSULATION FOR BROODER AND HOG HOUSES. (Insulate and save by keeping your stock or flock healthy). We can help you with information for ventilating your chicken house or hog houie which will help keep the buildings dry. HOUSES Al nuuits. All the of BROODER HOUSES ON HAND, q l so « number of articles ore m our yard for your convenience. HOG GIT YOUR ORDER PLACED EARLY NO MATTER FROM WHOM YOU BUY NORTHERN LUMBER CO. «-2nd S,. S. E. MaMB

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