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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 22, 1948
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Beeping Cow Comfortable P °Y* in Milk or - 1 sleeps no more than 4 or 0r y fn [M-hour PeriodTut -needs or 8 for chewing her cud 0mf0rtable s* 311 is °ne that wel1 H 11 *** and too • • annoy each other and injurtes result. Wet stalls may lead to udder infection. Ventilation . is important when cow f . are ^side most of the +>, \jy- oisture ev aporates from the bodies of cows and a damp, foul atmosphere develops in a poorly ventilated barn. A good ventilating system also helps to regulate the temperature. Poorly ventilated barns may be drafty and often cause udder troubles and other health problems. Cows like to exercise and should be given a chance to do it. High producing cows should not be left out of doors too long, but a couple of Hours on pleasant days will do them good. A loafing shed is an excellent place for cows to got their exercise, Mr. Olson says. FAITHFUL Near Mystic, a pure bred bird dog, "Sam's Air Liner," found a covey of quail as he crossed a railroad track and froze "on point," Just as a Burlington train rounded the curve. Sam, true to his train- Ing, held his point and died beneath the wheels of 'the train He was owned by Ernest Talbert PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 at at San Francisco show antiques valued at $7,000,000 were exhibited. 2 Ways to Report Income on Loans From Government Cerro Gordo county farmers who have taken government loans on their 1948 corn crop have a choice in reporting the income when making out their income tax reports, says Marion E. Olson, county extension director. He reports that many farmers have asked him about that problem. Information from Francis Kutish, Iowa State college extension agricultural economist, has cleared up the point. Kutish says that a farmer can follow either of 2 plans. First, he can report the loan as income this year when the farmer receives the money. Then, when he sells the corn, he would report any additional income •which might be received at that time. . Second, the farmer can regard the transaction as a loan and report the income next year when he delivers the crop. However, Kutish points out that once a farmer starts reporting it one way, he must keep on reporting it that same way unless he Countryside Clouds are the current interest of th He got his notebook and some encyc Other ni£?ht. anH RVin\worl up Vkic. -f,'i^;~u~,i By Albert and Susafc Eisele Blue Earth. Minn. gets _ permission to change- from the internal-revenue department. Livestock AUCTION Wednesday, Dec. 22 — 1:00 P. M. 350 — HEAD OF LIVESTOCK —- 350 250 HEAD CATTLE— Consisting of good native stacker and feeder cattle of all weights, springing cows, springing heifers, breeding bulls, veal calves and a good run of butcher stock. MR. FARMER—Due to the Icy roads last week, our sale was small, but market was active on all classes of livestock. Have your livestock in early. All consignments receive personal attention. 100 HEAD HOGS—Feeding hogs of all weights, boars, all breeds, sows, and lightweight pigs. SHEEP—Feeding lambs, ewes, bucks, and fat lanibs. Forest City Auction Co. MERLE C. HILL, Manager, Phone 461 Sale Barn Phone 488 h he ,, ° f the n - year old at ou r h °use now and some encyclopedias and went to bed the Sh ° WeC ^ US hia finished assignment next morning And tou s we learned something that we didn't know before tains. This cloud is spread out like a white tablecloth, horizontally across the tip of the mountain. The sight is a startling and beautiful one. As vve grow older," it becomes increasingly clear to us how little we know. How insignificantly little! If life were given us only for the purpose of learning it would seem overwhelmingly full. We were evening in engaged the a 4-handed other game Livestock AUCTION Thursday, Dec. 23 GARNER, IOWA (Sale starts at 1 P. M.) '450 — CATTLE — 450 Advance listing as follows:— 40 choice Montana Hereford steers, wt 700 Ibs, 75 choice Montana Hereford steers, wt 800 Ibs. 40 choice Montana Hereford steers, wt. 900 Ibs. 50 good N. Dakota Shorthorn & W. F. steers 700-900 Ibs. 35 g'ood & choice Montana Hereford steer calves, wt. .. 500 Ibs. (If you need club calves we have them.) 8 rood quality Holstein heifers, wt 550 Ibs. 100 head or more of native Shorthorn, W. F., and Angus steers and heifers of all weights. These stock cattle are selling "dollars" lower than they were. If you need good Montana cattle you cannot afford to miss this sale. Usual rood run of springing- cows, springing heifers, breeding bulls, veal calves, butcher stock of all classes. Mr. Consignor:— IVe have lots of good pen room for your consignments of local livestock. When prices on livestock are as uncertain as they are now •you cannot afford to take chances when marketing your stock. Our aim is to keep up on market conditions and by bringing your livestock to Garner you are assured full market prices for them. Last week's Auction found various classes of cattle bringing the following prices—fat cows, $19 to $20; canners and cutters, $15 to $17; bulls to $22, veal calves to $32.50 per cwt. We have the buyers for all the stock cattle and butcher stock you send in, also a good market on those fat Iambs, feeder lambs, or bred ewes you consign. HOGSrRun will include native feeders pigs, sows, and breeding bOATS. (Notice—We had a lot of good breeding boars in last week's sale which met with very good demand. Top was $114.00 with a lot of boars bringing $75 to $100.) HORSES: We are selling a few good work horses as well as killer horses each week. Send yours in. NOTE: We have quit* a few inquiries for baled hay and straw. See v* if you have some t* sell. GARNER SALES Co. of billiards. At the table next to us 2 men were playing a game of snooker. The 4 of us who were playing billiards were absorbed in pur game which was close and while we were in a general way aware of the 2 who were playing snooker we paid them no particular attention. Suddenly one of the snooker players banged his cue on the floor and roared, "The more I play the worse I shoot!" It was a self-criticism that exploded with bomb-like effect and j in the next minute the 4 of us at the billiard table were laughing heartily. We laughed not only at the disgusted snooker player but also at ourselves, for he hac stated the case perfectly. He hac stated the' case perfectly for aL snooker players, for all billiard players. For who among us has not at some time or another stamped his cue on the floor and exclaimed, "The more I play the worse J shoot!" Or if he hasn't said that put loud, he has at least muttered it to himself. Sk •& We do not remember having ever laughed so uproariously during a billiard game. Billiards is not a game calculated to evoke a lot of humor or fun. In billiards a shot either chagrins or gratifies you. Mark Twain was an inveterate billiard plyaer; he could play for hours and he was always begging his guests to play just one more game. Yet we do not recall any of Twain's writings in which billiards is made the basis for a humorous essay or story. We haven't read all of Twain, though—indeed, new Twain books are coming out even yet. But maybe Twain left the subject of billiards to such a future time when he would have mastered the game. And that time never came. For Twain, too, belonged to that universal brotherhood who, the more they play the worse they shoot. Billiards is supposed to be a quiet game, lacking not only in fun but also in excitement. And yet a billiard game can be exciting. We were going through one of our old scrapbooks the CERRO GORDO FARM BUREAU President , Vice Pres. Earl M. Dean, M. C., Rt. 3 Melvin Hawke, Sheffield _, .. ..... » uv ,« , *** ..J.H »y*xc, kJiiCJLilCAU Secretary, Leigh R. Curran, M. C., Rt. 3 Treasurer Wayne Wolford, Clear Lak Grant BOARD OF DIEECTORS Wilbur Meckstroth, Clear _ „. . „„ ,.«^ vv * & »,T*c^.«\.afci.umj, wJca-T J_MlK< Lincoln ... Willard S. Fulghum, Jr Mason City. Route 1 Lfme Creek, L. Fairbanks, M. C.. Rt. 4 falls Paul H. Matzen, M. C., Rt. 2 Clear Lake Twp., Richard Ax, Ventura Lako C. H. Sears, Mason City, Rt. 1 Mason ™—• -- . . -- -• .. Portland Floyd Hockaday, M. C., Rt. ,. Edw. G. DeGraw, Rockford Amos Brekke, Clear Lake Vernon, Glen Amosson, Clear Lake Ray Harris, Rookwel Roy Sharp. Rockford Adolph Anderson. Thornton Pleasant VaUey. Don J. Vail, Sheffielc Geneseo Glen Roben, Sheffield Dougherty ..Walter Boehtfe, Dougherty FAMILY LIVING COMMITTEE County Chairman Mrs. Melvin Evans Mason City, Route 1 VJca Chairman ... Mrs. Charles Wagner Mason City, Route 3 Secretary Mrs. A. K. Carstens Burchlnal Library Chairman ... Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett _ ,„_ „ Mason City, Route 2 Health Chairman Mrs. Walter Conn Bur chin al School Chairman Mrs. Elmer Thrarns other day when we came across a picture of Robert Cannefax. Cannefax was the Canadian champion, if we remember right, and be played Willie Hoppe in a special match at Chicago in either 1926 or 1927. Hoppe was in great form that evening and obtained a long lead. Finally it was Cannefax's turn to shoot. He took a penknife, made a slit in the billiard cloth, put his fingers in the slit and ripped the cloth from the table. The more he played the worse he shot. The game of billiards is valuable of it does nothing more than teach its devotees to control their tempers. He who cannot control his emotions will never be a good billiard player. All billiard players have to contend with that self-criticism, "The more I play the worse I shoot." In life itself we often run up against this same disturbing quality. We had a good friend once who drank himself to death. The more he lived the worse he played. * # * A man never understands an attic. To him life is a succession of taking things up into the attic and then taking them down again. „ , n Mason City, Route 1 Music Chairman Mrs. Earl M, Dean r * „ , Mason City, Route 3 Ink Relations Chairman .. Mrs. Roy Bast Clear Lake Falls ..... Mrs. Richard Claus, Plymouth Lime Creek Mrs. Walter Benjegerdes,''ii!'C.)'Rt, 4 Lincoln, Mrs. Hazar Hall, Clear Lake Grant, Mrs. Casey Prestholt. Clear Lake Clear Lake Mrs. Ed Ertckson , , Clear Lake Lake, Mrs. Ben Skadeland, Clear Lake Mason .... Mrs. F ] oyd Hoclcaday Mason City, Rt 1 Portland, Mrs. Lee Behne, Nora Springs Owen .... Mrs, Charles Wagner Mason City, Route 3 fj™ 1 •• MS 1 - Ray Harris. Rockwell Union ... Mrs. Edwin Zook, Clear Lake Mt. Vernon Mrs. Carl Bartlett Burchlnal Grunea Mrs. Adolpn Anderson Thornton Pleasant VaUey Mrs. Carrol Rice Geneseo Mrs. Frank Kirk, RockweU Dougherty Mrs. E, G. Dougherty Dougherty M. B. Olson Joins Butler County S.C.S. M E. Olson, Jr., Mason City, has been appointed as conservation aide to assist L. J. Duey in the Butler county soil conservation service office, it was announced Tuesday at Allison. He was previously employed as farm land appraiser for Doane Agriculture service. He has attended Iowa State college at Ames and the University of Wyoming at Laramie. In his new position he will assist in working out details of farm plans, run contour lines in a strip crop program, survey for drainage lines and other phases of the soil conservation county. program in Butler FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SAEE 50 Hyline pullets, laying. Paul Stevenson, Mapon City. Rt. 3. Ph 37R4. Purebred yr. Duroc boar. Lloyd Fairbanks, Mason City, Rt.4 , Ph. 419R2. Extra good young Shorthorn bulls, purebred and grade. Ernest Katz, Mason City, Rt. 1, Ph. 915J11. Purebred roan Shorthorn bulls. E. C. Blanchett & Son, Ventura. Extracted honey. Richard Dean, Rt. 3, Ph. 9F22. 1935 Dodge. Nels M. Hansen. 1626i N. Penn. Call afternoons. 48-52 International combine, complete with motor pick-up. Scour Kleen. Perfection milker, 2 single units or wiil sell units sep. LeRoy W. Miller,»2 mi. N. Clear Lake on creamery road. See Ed Mathre, Rt. 3, Ph. 429J4, for your fertilizer needs. Serum is available for Farm Bu•eau members at HyCross hatchery, city limits south of Mason ity. GOOD PRICE In Mahaska county, a 184 acre farm belonging to the estate of Josephine Ruby sold at public auction for $52,000, or $282.60 per acre. Orville Montgomery, of near Oskaloosa, was, the purchaser. SELL US YOUR HIDES & FURS Also Your ... Scrap Iron & Metal CARL STEW Ph. 470 111 6th S. W. Deadline on Some Loans Near: Krause "Farmers in Cerro Gordo county have only until Dec. 31 to apply for a CCC government loan or purchase agreement Ibn oats, soybeans, flax and barley they have produced during 1948," Elmer W Krause, chairman of the Cerro Gordo county agricultural conservation committee, warned Tuesday. On corn the deadline date for application is June 30, 1949. Loans, either warehouse or farm storage, or purchase agreements on grair are the means used by the U. S. D. A. to make effective'the price supports provided by congress. The price support program, he added, was not designed to boost farm prices but rather to prevent a repetition of the 1920-21 condition when farm prices dropped 50 per cent within a 12 month period. The price support provisions made possible by loans give a farmer an alternative to selling on a depressed market. A direct loan made to a farmer gives him the cash as soon as the inspection is completed and the papers processed. The farmer can repay the loan and keep the grain or deliver the grain as he chooses at maturity date. Under a purchase agreement, the farmer is guaranteed the support price for his corn up to any amount he agrees to sell if he wishes to deliver the corn to the government next September. He is not obligated to sell or deliver his grain unless he wishes as no direct loan has been made. It only protects him by affording him a chance to get support price when or if he wishes to sell. Any farmer interested should contact the AAA office for full details. Solve Problem of Disc Penetration With Rigid Frame Two old farming problems, transporting disc harrows and controlling penetration or depth of the harrow in the fields, have been solved by the application of hydraulic power. H. M. Bahr of Bahr Implement company announced Tuesday the arrival of a limited number of the new rigid-frame, lift-type, tandem disc harrows recently placed in production by Dearborn Motors Corp., Detroit. Conventional discs are built with independent, flexible gangs with adjustable angle and are pulled by the tractor much like earlier discs were pulled by horses. Changing the angle of gangs regulates penetration and working depth of the discs. It is necessary to transport the harrow on a trailer or by some other means. Dearborn's new disc harrow eliminates the flexibility of gangs by attaching them rigidly to a steel frame. Disc gangs are permanently set at the most effective working angle, 20 degrees, thus saving the field time ordinarily required with conventional harrows to adjust discs for varying soil and terrain conditions and the loss of cutting efficiency often resulting from failure to make these adjustments correctly. HORSE LOST A horse, pulling a buggy, crashed head-on into an automobile near Cedar Falls recently. The machine age won. The horse was killed, the buggy wrecked and the driver, 86 year old Edward Shields, went to the hospital with a mild gash on his head. Use canned apricots for a souffle and serve with a soft custard sauce flavored with vanilla. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Coll Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges License No. 42 Depf. of Agriculture K olumn omments Don't let the bumper corn cro* tempt you to skimp on protei supplement to hogs. A bushel o corn fed along with plenty of pro tein will return you nearly 3 time* as much as a bushel of corn fee alone. Order fertilizer now and tak delivery when you can get it That's sound advice from agrono mists at Iowa State college. No\ you are in better position to ge the specific grades of fertilizer yoi need than if you wait until nex spring. The 1949 fertilizer suppl picture is favorable but there wi] be the greatest demand in history Select crop seed for testing now Send it to the Iowa State colleg seed testing laboratory and avoic the rush which usually occurs dur ing January, February and March You will get a good stand if yo know how much of the seed yo plant will grow and if you ad jus the planting rate accordingly. Iowa State college agronomists and plant breeders recommend oa varieties for Iowa farmers in thi order: Reselect Clinton, origina Clinton, Benton, Mindo, Bonda and Marion. Plan to market your plain cattl in the spring but head good t< choice animals for a summer o early fall market. That's the ad vice of Rex Beresford, extension animal husbandman at Iowa Stat college. Mastitis is the most costly dis ease of milking cows. And low State college specialists say tha most cases of mastitis can be pre vented by good herd management cleanliness and sanitation and properly managed milking. Income Tax Circular Arrives for Farmers A new "Farmer's 1948 Income Tax" circular has arrived at the county extension office, accordin, to Marion E. Olson, county exten sion director. The circular wa prepared by the North Centra Farm Management Committee representing Iowa, Nebraska, Illi nois, Indiana, Kansuj, Kentucky Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The circular is designed to aid farmers in filling ou their income tax reports. Only a limited number are available for distribution, Mr, Olson said. MEAT Jack and Glen Roberson, Ame hunters, recently brought back 2 Canadian jack rabbits—two bul moose, or should we say "meese," which-dressed out a total weight o 1643 pounds. They were bagget about 200. miles north of For Arthur after four days of hunting FUK FAKHIKQ CHINCHILLAS Select pedlfreed breeders warranted I* lire and produce. Jadred for tut quality. 11,000.00 per pair. Write OT Vltlt JENSEN'S CHINCHILLA RANCH Ratal Boat* B Waterloo, Iowa 10 Mllei East an Highway SO Phone Jeinp 4616 Affiliated with Allied Dlit., In*. MR. FARMER! Why gamble with poor sires when outstanding sires are available by artificial breeding? Call Forest Grover Technician Cerro Gordo and Worth Counties Phone Plymouth 404 Plymouth, Iowa CERRO GORDO BREEDER'S CO-OP. • Holstein • Brown Swiss • M. Shorthorn • Guernsey • Jersey • Ayrshire 300 STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE (at private sale) ^l+£ r ^ U , nl ? adin ? 2 ^'Pments of good quality Montana and North Dakota calves, yearlings and two-year-olds. These are the last of our shipments from the northwest this current season. Our prices on stock cattle are definitely lower, in line with recent price declines. Included are the following lots: 125 good to choice quality Hereford steer calves, weight 400 to 500 Ibs. (Included are calves suitable for club work). 35 good to choice quality Hereford heifer calves, weight 450 Ibs. 30 good to choice quality Herefeord steers, weight 700 Ibs. 25 choice quality Hereford steers, weight 850 Ibs. 25 choice quality Hereford steers, weight 950 Ibs. 20 good quality Hereford heifers, weight 675 Ibs. 10 good quality White Face and Shorthorn steers, weight 900 IDS* HOUSH CATTLE CO. Milwaukee Stock Yards GARNER, IOWA PHONE 114 DDT Losing Its Power as a Fly Killer By ROBERT E. GEIGER » Washington, (/P) _ That super fly killer, DDT, is having trouble killing flies. Flies apparently are building up a resistance to it. Dr. P. N. Annand, chief of the bureau of entomology and plant quarantine of the U. S. department of agriculture, says reports have come from several parts of the country that DDT isn't killing the 1948 crop of flies. This is what the fly experts have feared. Apparently the flies are giving a good demonstration of the old jungle law of the survival of the fit. But the fly experts have several aces up their sleeves. Dr. Annand says this is the situation: Gets "Hot Foot" Flies are killed by coming in contact with DDT, sprayed on surfaces. It works through their nervous systems. Apparently a fly gets a "hot foot" after he alights in an area sprinkled with DDT. Some flies already have received a killing dose of the poison by the time their feet begin to tingle. Some other flies apparently can take more DDT and live to tell their grandchildren about it. After escaping they breed. And they pass on to their offspring this ability to take a dose of DDT that would be a knockout punch to another fly. Possibly their feet are more sensitive to DDT, too. So it turns out the weak flies, or ones with insensitive feet, are killed. Other flies, with sensitive feet, or of strong physique, survive to breed a super family. Scientists long ago suspected something like this might happen and they went to work in laboratories. They sprayed flies, in cages with DDT. They allowed the survivors of each spraying to breed. In the 43rd generation, with all the weaklings eliminated, they produced a fly that could take 3 times as much DDT, without curling up his toes, as an ordinary {Dec. 21, 1948 99 Mison City Glr-be-Giieii*. »»*•• dfr. U. fly. Department of agriculture scientists see these 2 leading possibilities: Most FU Survive 1. Possibly the surviving flies develop more sensitive feet through each generation. They get the "hot foot" quicker than other flies when they land on the poison and fly away before they get a killing dose. 2. Or they are jusf all-around better flies, with more health and more vigor. At least they have more DDT-resistance. That's the most likely theory, Dr. Annand says. He and other department scientists aren't too worried about the situation. In their laboratories they have been 43 jumps, or generations, ahead of the wild flies— the kind that are getting harder to kill in your kitchen or stable. They have found that if one or 2 generations of flies aren't sprinkled with DDT, the offspring lose some of their resistance. So they wait a couple of generations and then shoot such a heavy dose it wipes out the whole fly generation, with none escaping to breed bigger and better flies. Another ace up the sleeve is « combination poison, mixing DDT with other, insecticides. In some tests this has proved to be just the haymaker the doctor ordered. TURN ABOUT -™_ At , R emse n. garageman Jack Tniel took his wrecker out to pull a truck owned by Alfred Keffeler out of the mud. Thiel pulled the mired truck out okay, but in doing so the wrecker got stuck. Keffeler hitched his truck onto the wrecker and pulled it out but his truck mired down a second time. So Thiel hitched his wrecker back onto the truck and both vehicles made it safely to dry ground. GOOD CROP At Humboldt, Merlin Tinken* 22, has raised 10,000 bushels of corn on 146 acres of land which he rented last spring from his father. Use small patterned paper for small Christmas gifts, large patterned paper for large gifts. YOU BUY THE BEST WHEN YOU BUY We have several bodies in stock at a special price while they last. Come in today and let us show you these Mid West boxes. AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 25 First St. S. W. Phone 143 GET MADE-FOft-W/NTE* PENNSYLVANIA VACUUM CUP CLEAT TIRES Why let bad weather bog joo. down? Equip your car today with Pennsylvania V. C. Cleat Winter Tires! Watch famed Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup design dig in and pull through snow, slush and mud! They'll keep you on the move whatever the weather! Get your Pennsylvania V. C. Cleats now! We'll store your good weather treads . . . change them back in Spring without charge! 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