Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 12, 1949 · Page 6
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 12, 1949
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12 Mason City Gfobe-Gazett LEAVE YOUNG TREES While winter is a good time to cut mature trees, be sure that the immature ones are left in the woodlot says Richard Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State college. Thrifty -young trees spared from the ax now will pay dividends in later years. Avoid sawing too close to the base of a crotch. Keep cut logs as straight as possible by making cuts close to an abrupt crook. And avoid splitting the logs by choosing pieces to be cut first or by using props. Campbell says that many accidents can be prevented by a little care when wielding the axe. Stand on the opposite side of the log from which limbs are being cut. ew wrina Buy Now and Save at MASON CITY'S MpST COLORFUL ADDRESS SHEPHERD'S PAINT & WALLPAPER 27 First St. S. E. Phone 1362 Dwarf Apple Trees Best for Back Yard Back yard orchardists can look forwai-d to dwarf apple trees as just the thing they need, says H. L. Lantz, Iowa State college horticulturist The growing of dwarf apple trees has been studied in Iowa since 1924. They successfully weathered the drouths of 1934 and 1936 and the Armistice Day freeze of 1941, Lantz said. A dwarf tree never reaches a height of more than 7 feet but bears from one to 3 pecks of fruit. Hardy strawberries and raspberry varieties from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains are soon going to fill this state's need for these fruits. The Wyoming varieties not only produce well but can stand weather the like of which has never been seen in Iowa, he pointed out. Peaches, too, are going to find a place in Iowa, according to Sjelin. ADAMS BEAN GOOD The new Adams soybean is slightly superior to Lincoln in 4 characteristics and not inferior in any respect. It is not expected to replace Lincoln 'entirely but is expected to-help shoulder the production load in central and southern Iowa, Iowa State 'college agronomists say. Inventory Coming- [TjTistock* Mutt Go! Saving* Up To '/i in Many P«portm«nt»i 'BOfBUCKAWOCO WHOA!—A cart horse, one of more than 300 cart and van horses which paraded during a pageant at Regents Park, 1 London, puts on a display of spirit. Mrs. A. Dowsing, the driver, appears to be confident she can handle the animal. TEST PASTURES NOW Most of Iowa's 4 million acres of permanent pasture land could be made to produce nearly twice as much as now, says Ralph extension agronomist "Oi/f they roll" of big savings now during Sears big Sale of ALLSTATE - dual traction TRACTOR TIRES State college. Farm- have renovated pas- 11 x36 Size Now Only Krenzin, at Iowa ers who tures have found that the greatest need was nitrogen, followed by lime and phosphate. Legumes can be depended upon to supply the nitrogen and a good soil test will show the need for lime and phosphate, Iowa farmers have approximately 30,000 cows being tested in dairy herd improvement associations. Plus Tax 10-38, Now 45.70 9-38, Now 27.10 Other Sizes Similar Savings EXPERT Watch Repairing 10-Day Service RAY SENEY 19 East State St. Check Lumpy Cement; It May Be Packed Check lumpy cement before throwing it away. Iowa State college agricultural engineers say that too many farmers throw away cement that appears hard or lumpy. Such cement can be used satisfactorily. They point out that there are reasons for cement becoming .umpy. One is moisture absorbed from the air and the other is the weight of one bag piled on another pressing the cement. Hardness caused by the cement being pressed together doesn't make it useless, the engineers say. However, cement hardened by taking on moisture is no good. The engineers recommend storing cement in a dry place. If it is stored on a concrete floor, I they suggest placing roll roofing ; on the floor before piling up the cement. This will prevent soil mcicture, rising through the floor, from damaging the cement. Another tip they offer is to consolidate the pile as much as possible. Have a minimum of surface area exposed to circu- ating air. This cuts down the amount of moisture the cement will absorb. rfft^nfflJJPrr^ IMPLEMENT TIRES 750xl8,6-piy... $18.79* 750x18, Nobby.. 16.40* 750x20,4-ply... 18.65* 750xl6,6-ply... 19.80* 750x24, Nobby.. 17.65* 'Plus Tax »*** i Tir« Department—Main Floor 23 East State Phone 380 • Give your pigs a good start on clean ground with a Lee self- feeder. Get them away from filthy and contaminated yards. • The only big Gravity Type Self-feeder on the market that will feed all kinds of mixed ground grain at all times and in all kinds of weather without bridging over next to feed trough. The secret that makes this feeder feed without bridging is this short throat and features thereof. • This feeder is built with a short throat in the center and directly under the feed bin. At the top of this short throat are the feed breakers, which protrude over the air space. • As the feed falls down from feed bin above by gravity these so-called feed breakers break up the feed so it isn't compact as it falls into the short throat. That leaves the feed loose along the sides of feeding trough= making it easy to agitate the feed control swing gate. • The so-called feed breakers besides breaking up the feed so it is loose, also act as a supporter to hold the weight of the feed above, off the feed in this short throat. This throat is short and doesn't hold much feed, 'therefore the weight of the feed in the throat itself will not cause it to become compact again. • All ground feed has a lot of fine flour in it, which is part of the ground feed. This fine flour seals the cracks of the wood so it is practically air tight. That is the reason this air space is so important on this breaker type feeder, or you would have a vacuum or reduced air pressure.- condition, and in that way the feed would bridge a lot easier. • Also, all grain when ground starts heating, or as we say, going through the sweat. When ground feed is in this stage it is warm, damp and sticky and will bridge very easily. • This big air space allows a good air circulation directly above the feed in this throat and under feed breakers; it lets the heat out and lets cool air in to mix with the ground feed as it falls or rolls down the camel back, and it also keeps the feed in this short throat from heating again. • No springs, cranks, or mechanical agitators to get out of order. Very simple, just the way it is built does the trick. FULLERTON LUMBER Co. 15 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 642 J. S: Hansen, Manager Mason City, Iowa

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