Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 12, 1949 · Page 3
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 12, 1949
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Mason City Globe-Gazette POULTRY FANCIER—A young poultry fancier, John S. Gordon, 4, looks over Toulouse goose at New York show. The big bird is owned by the Elm Farm of Vernon, Conn. Non-Freezing Bait Best Now for Rats Poisoning rats in winter can be done as effectively as during warmer seasons, but it is neces-J sary to use a bait that will notj freeze. Harold Gunderson, ex-' tension entomologist at Iowa State college, says the reason for this is that rats cannot eat enough frozen bait to receive a lethal dose of poison. Several baits are recommended for cold weather use, Gunderson says. These include dry dog food or a mixture of 10 pounds of corn meal and one quart of crude cod liver oil or a mixture of 4 pounds of corn meal and one pound of peanut butter or dried fish. As for poisons, red squill is the safest to use because it kills only rats. Barium carbonate is good for year-round use but it must be used with care as it is toxic to all animals. Antu is not recommended for winter use. All poisons should be used in accordance with manufacturers directions. To 1948 we can say "GOOD-BYE," but for 1949 we hope for the best. AH indications are that this year will be a leveling off proposition. We feel that materials will be more plentiful and of better grades, good dry lumber is again on tne market. We have received several nice cars of material, dry, good grades and with nice grades of clear finish lumber. We are equipped to build for you hog feeders, brooder houses, insulated milk houses and most any item that you may need. Our shop can make your cupboards and odd items. Watching the Side Lines We believe that the farmer who will watch the side lines such as poultry, hogs, etc., for 1949, will profit thereby. See that they get a good start and. then keep them going until they get into production or are ready for the market. Check into your housing for these animals and poultry and chicks. Your loss usually is the greatest the first few weeks and most usually the most trouble comes from the sudden changes of temperature. You- buildings CAN be fixed to overcome this sudden change and by doing this you will prolong the life of your buildings, your paint will stay on, you will save a lot of work, litter and bedding and cut your feed bills. INSULATE AND VENTILATE these buildings. See that you get your chicks early enough that they will be in production by September or October, don't wait until the fall cold snaps come to get the stock and poultry housed. We have fixed up and "helped a great number of farmers with these problems and we will be more than willing to help you with your buildings, our advise and estimates are free. BE SURE to come and see us before building your out buildings, see that the foundation is insulated and the floor is constructed properly, that you do not get too much glass in your buildings, to maintain an even temperature. These items along with the proper insulation in the walls and ceilings are very important. To do the most for you one of the most important items for the animals or poultry is FRESH AIR and we are fully convinced that our "GRANGE SYSTEM" of ventilation is the answer. By spring our stock will be pretty complete and we would like to have you come in and talk over any improvements you have in mind. Northern Lumber Company 23 Second St. S. E. Mason City, Iowa Phone 30 UNUSUAL ADDITION—"Snowball," Chicago cat, takes care of a gray rabbit (left) in addition to her 4 kittens. _ More New Oats May Be in Offing Oats growing history in Iowa has been one of changing varieties to cope with new problems and H. C. Murphy, USDA plant pathologist and plant breeder at Iowa State college, says that more new varieties are on the way. Iowa farmers have changed varieties twice since 1941. First there was the rise and decline of Boone, Tama, and other Victoria strains, then the sharp swing to Clinton since 1945. Iowa 105, logold, logren and Iowa 103 were common varieties GET YOUR FARM LOANS FROM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Over 60 Years Experience Lending Money to Farmers RAYMOND H. LUND APPRAISER 310 N. Federal Phone 812 Mason City during the 1930's. Before that, Early Champion, Green Russian, Kherson and Silvermine were raised in Iowa. All were good yielders in their day Murphy points out that each of these varieties became the victim of one or more plant diseases. As new varieties were adopted, new diseases sprang up to attack them. Helminthospor- ium was a rare disease until 1941. Then Boone, Tama, and other Victoria strains were introduced. They were resistant to the then common rusts and smuts and these diseases didn't thrive very well. That left the way open for Helminthospor- ium to take hold, Murphy says. Helminthosporium was whipped by introducing Clinton and other Bond crosses resistant to that disease. This past season, Clinton and related varieties made up 96 per cent of the entire oat acreage of Iowa. However, Murphy points out that the Bond crosses are not the final answer to oat growing problems. Clinton is not completely resistant to disease. Race 45, a strain of crown rust, is one disease that could cause serious damage to Clinton if it becomes common. FEED COWS FIRST It's a good idea to feed dairy cows an hour or so before milking, or after milking. This will cut down the amount of dust in the air that may find its way into the milk. LESS THAN 2c A DAY puts a new battery in your car, truck or tractor. Why take chances these winter days. We also have Snow and Mud Tires at great savings. Remember, lifetime guarantee on all tires. Tank heaters, room heaters, circulating heaters, water heaters and furnaces at ??. We will listen to your offers as we need the floor space. Other timely items at big savings in face of rising steel prices, such as brooders, electric and oil; bathroom fixtures; septic tanks; stoves, etc. ALL ABOVE SPECIALS GOOD FOR BALANCE OF WEEK Jacobson Farm & Home Store 627 South Federal Phone 1176 ATTENTION FARMERS! WE WILL BUY OR SHIP YOUR LIVESTOCK Cattle and Calves Shipped Every Monday Hogs Bought 6 Days a Week LET LS ASSIST YOU IN BUYING OR SELLING YOUR FEEDERS Be sure to listen to Bob Carlson at 12:45 (noon) on Station KGLO, daily except Sunday, for up-to-the- minute Livestock Market News. FARMER OWNED AND OPERATED North Iowa Farmers Union Cooperative 504'/ 2 12th S. E. GLENN PATTON, Manager PHONE 309

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