The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1950 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1950
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$0 Kossuth Farms To Get [Scientific Reorganization Waterways, Crop Rotation, Better Plowing Plan JCosBUth county farmers are beginning to realize the necessity of soil conservation 1 and are cooperating to a larger degree each year. With the Kossuth soil district moving at full speed, 50 farmers have completed farm plans and 37 have started the actual work oil reorganizing their fields, according to year-end figures released by Leon Laird, Kossuth Soil District Manager. Since it was. organized in 1947, the district has reached more farmers in its effort to save the rich Kossuth county soil. Devices such as contour plowing, establishment of grass waterways, draining of pot holes, tiling and crop rotation have been combined into an overall program. 1850 To Be Active "In this district," Laird said, "many farmers did an outstanding fob during the past year. However, bot.h J. C. Skow, Wesley, chairman of our local board, and I are expecting even greater accomplishments for 1950. Soil conservation is a program which snowballs, gaining momentum and size as it rolls along." . "At ah example of what ha* been accomplished, our district cooperators during 1949 developed 42 complete farm conservation plans, every one of which is geared to the natural capabilities of the land and designed to fit a particular farm, acre by acre," Laird pointed out. 'They also established: ,1,336 acres of soil conserving rotations, placed 120 acres under contour cultivation, laid 4,850 feet of tile, established 25,000 feet of waterways, and reorganized fields totaling 2,120 acres," continued Laird. Reports on progress for the state at large have just been made public by frank H. Mendell, state conservationist at Ames. Banner Year reports from farmers show that 1949 was a banner year for soil Mendell showing conservation in Iowa," said. "In addition to an increase of 18 per cent in application over 1948, farmers made an increase of 19 per cent in the number of farm plans which they developed during 1949 with the necessary technical assistance made available by our Service through districts. Much of the improvements in land use provided for in these plans will show their accomplishments for 1950." By the close of 1949, Mendell said, farmers of this state had organized 96 soil conservation districts covering 33,260,000 acres of land. At thai time, 18.433 farmers ol the state had developed complete farm conservation plans of which 3,692 were developed during the year just past. Local representatives of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service also gave technical assistance* to 2,590 other farmers with simple practices which they will later develop into complete farm conservation plans. Farm Improvement During 1949, Mendell's report shows, farmers cooperating with districts put 274,295 additional acres under contour cultivation, adding 27,400 acres of strip cropping, improved 11,000 acres 6f pasture, built 573 farm ponds, 2,316 miles of terraces, and drained 21,300 acres. Most of the land drained was already being farmed, Mendell explained, but •• production was badly'feduced by lack of drainage. To develop better water disposal systems on their * land, farmers of the state constructed 4,000,000 lineal waterways ana during the year. feet of grass terrace outlets Nor was the new impetus in soil conservation limited to Iowa alone. At Milwaukee, which is regional headquarters for the U. S. Soil Conservation Service in eight states, including Iowa, R H. Musser said the spied-up trend was general. Musser'; who directs the SCS prograni fc>r the entire region, reported 'farmers of the eight states have'how organized 499 soil conservation districts, an increase of 44 during 1049. A new trend among farmers of working in neighbor groups to solve mutual erosion problems with technical assistance from the SCS, will have an even stronger bearing on future progress. Musser predicted. In the eight states 94.163 farmers have now developed complete farm conservation plans based on land capabilities, Musser reported, and these cover more than 15 million acres of the nation's best cropland. These farmers are now cultivating two and a half million acres on the contour, have strip-cropped more than a million acres, have improved a half million acres of pasture, have developed 18,000 acres for wildlife, have planted 77,000 acres to trees, and have built 16,000 miles of terraces. "These are only some of the practices," Musser said, "which go to make up a complete farm conservation plan. Such plans are designed by each individual farmer with our technical assistance to fit his own particular farm, acre by acre. These Cornbelt farmers deserve praise for their accomplishments during the past year, but from the present trend we are predicting even better progress in 1950." Sexton Church Unit To Meet Sexton — Mrs. Glenn Gabriel' son will be hostess to the Sexton W. S. C. S. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12, at her home^. Mrs. Inez Wijcox of Rolfe visited Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Nell Opheim. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wise of neW Wesley were Friday callers at the home of Mrs. Drusie Noble. The small, seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hennegan, east of town, who has been very ill with bronchial pneumonia the past week, is reported improving. Mrs. Roy Deibler visited Mrs. Arch Burger Thursday afternoon of last week. GOLD A. G. Madsen of Hampton was about to throw away an pld billr fold the other defy. Looking inside, he found a $5 gold piece wrapped in a small piece of paper. These coins went out of circulation some sixteen years ago. GOLD RING A Britt woman who bought a sack of roasted peanuts in a grocery there .apparently won the grand prltt. while her husband was eating peanuts, he crunched something hard and found he had bitten into a gold ring, apparently lost when the peanuts were sack' ed. OLD MAN COMPORT COMES TO STAY- HAPPY ON THE COLDEST DAY Old Man Comfort will be a permanent visitor in your home when you put our coal on the jobl It will give you COMFORT—end ECONOMYI Herrodotus is known as the Fa- ther of History. Tvesday, January 10, 1950 Afgona Upp«r DM Moinw-5 FARM SALE - • . j »- ' * V • Having decided to quit farming, 1 wjll sell the following'described property, located at my farm, 1/2 mile east and 3 /4 miles south of Burt, Iowa, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 41 Sale Starts at 1 2:30 P.M. Sharp HEAD LIVESTOCK 41 21 HEAD OF CATTLE—7 Shorthorn milk cow*/ 6 are just fresh, and 1 to freshen in spring. These are all T.B. and Bangs tested. One HERE FORD BULL, 11 mos. old; 1 yearling steer; 5 Hereford heifer calves; 1 summer calf and 6 s mall calves. 18 HEAD HOGS-10 Hampshire gilts and 8 tried sows. All are vaccinated and bred tp registered Hampshire boars to farrow the latter part of March and during April. 2 HORSES-Extra well matched team of roan geldings, 5 and 6 years old, well broke. MACHINERY 8 f • • * 1 W,C. Allis Chalmers tractor in very good condition, cultivator for same. 1 I.H.C. Little Genius 2 bottom 14 in. plow, / nearly new 1 John Deere 12 ft. disc 1 four-section 20-ft flexible drag 1 ten-foot spring tooth 1 end gate seeder, nearly new 1 John Deere corn planter with tractor attachments, good shape 1 six ft. New Idea Mower 1 New Idea side rak? 1 New Idea hay loader, good as new 1 single row Cornbelt corn picker, ready to go 1 New Idea manure spreader 1 dump rake \ hay rack 1 steel wheel wagon 1 wood wheel wagon with box 1 flare grain box 1 forty ft. John Deere elevator hoist Speed Jack 1 model A motor power unit 1—300 gal. storage tank with stand, hose and faucet, nearly new 1—8 ft. Minnesota power grain binder good as new SOME SMALL TOOLS AND OTHER ARTICLES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION 1 almost new 1 horsepower electric motor 3 oil burning brooder stoves NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIPiNTS NO PROPERTY REMOVED UNTIL SETTLED FOR E. R. WOLTZ CARROL FRASER and DALE YQUNGiBIBG, Auctioneers BURT SAVINGS BANK, Clerk •i I I • • As I am quitting farming I will hold a closing out sale on the farm 2 miles south, 2 east and ] /4 south of West Bend; or Vh. miles north and l'/2 west of Ottosen, on Thus.. Jan. 19 12:00 O'clock 7 CATTLE 7 Three milk cows fresh this fall with calves at side. One purebred Angus Bull, 3 years old. Three Calves. EAR CORN - - MILLET HAY - - ALFALFA HAY MACHINERY, etc. The following are all John Deere implements: Model A Tractor 25A Corn Picker 4-Row Planter 4-Row Cultivator 5-Section Springtooth D Tractor on New Rubber Hay Loader 3—14 in. Plow, New 3—16 in. Plow 2—14 in. Plow 15 Ft. Disc. Horse Spreader 14 In. Hammermill 44-Ft. Late Model Elevator with Hoist Flare Wagon Boxes Endgate Seeders Farmall F-30 Tractor Farmall 221 Cultivator International Farm Truck McDeering Mower M-M 12-ft. Windrower The machinery items listed in both columns are in very good condition. M-M 18 Ft. Disc Lindsay 4-Section Harrow Moore Stalk Cutter 2 Rubber Tired Trailers 12x16 Brooder House 8x12 Feed Bin 6-Pen Hog House, Round Type Air Compressor with % h.p. Electric Motor Post Drill Electric Fencer Large Vise Hay Slings Elevator Speed Jack Hay Rack Hand Corn Shelter Block and Tackle Grease Guns Bolts. Bolt Rack Cross Cut Saw 75 Ft. Endless Belt Rubber Belt Pump Jack Gas Barrels Chicken Nests Hog Feecjers and Troughs Tank Heater Other articles too numerous to mention. I Lunch will be served by the Ladies Rural Club. Not responsible for accidents. TERMS: Cash, or see your banker before date of sale. No property to be removed until settled for. Ted Struthers, owner Colwell Bros., Auctioneers Cylinder State Bank, Clerk

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