Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 29, 1931 · Page 2
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KOSSUTH COUNTY FARM Vol. XI ALGONA, IOWA, JANtJAkY 29, MURIEL BODY FINDS COUNTY IS FRIENDLY Outlines Five Goals for Women to Strive For. Jly Murlol Hod}, H. 1). A.. "Algona, the Friendly City," read •the -signboard. In spite of the •chilly wind I had a feeling of warmth. Now, after a month spent in Kos- .sutli county. I say to myself, truly the slogan fits; and I also say, "Kossuth, the Friendly County." 'Tour new H. D. A. wishes to express Jier very sincere appreciation of Hit' friendly spirit extended during the day.s when she felt a stranger in your midst. From every home haw •come a. hearty welcome and pleasant contacts have been made. Every question has been answered •with a courtesy that surely came from the ideal of friendliness. A new county, new job, new car, and new people—and the stage was .set for every sort of an adventure. A sense of humor and good fellowship will save the day, of this I am •convinced. When I arrived late for the first training school which was .held at the home of Mrs. Harold Koba at Swea City January 5 the fine spirit of Farm Bureau cooperation made a successful meeting in •.spite of the beginning. The lesson that day was one on management too; I chalked the lateness up to "unlocked for interruptions" on my schedule, and hoped for better luck next time. Ideas for Project "Work. From this first round of the 19 •organized townships for the women's project work I have condensed •a few ideas that I hope will help our Farm Bureau work: 1. We must get in contact with more women. 2. Forget depression and talk jgood times. 3. Have regular Farm Bureau meetings in each township. 4. Every township working forward to being a standard township. 5. Every township have a booth at Achievement day, May 28. We have a wonderful county and "we can "go over big" if everyone does her part. Saturday, January 17, I visited the Portland Peppy Pals, who met •with Mrs. Otto McFarland, the girls' leader, who were writing the club's How to Make a Good Chair '"plIE UNCOMFORTABLE rocking chair nt the left can be made into 1 a good-looking upholstering chair by padding the scat back and arms; and then covering with slip-on ding Is shown In the center picture, at the right. material. The method of pad- and the completed chair Is shown yearly program. 3best better," was 'To make the the idea back of the planning for a bigger and better club this year. One of the county goals adopted tfor 1931 was, "To strengthen the 14 existing clubs and organize four new clubs by January 1. We need 4o check up on our progress for we Slave not quite reached this goal. Has Busy Time So Far. During January 15 all day training schools were conducted. One 4-H dub training school was attended sand one 4-T township meeting when the yearly program was made. Two lessons were given by specialists to the H. D. A. Seven days were spent fit the office. On January 15 a report of the •women's project work showed the Jollowing results: »•Number of local leaders, 47. Number of follow-up meetings, 73. Number of township chairmen •who have attended 3 or more county committee meetings since August 10. Number of townships that have presented home project at two or more township Farm Bureau meet- Ings since August 3. When a comparison is made with counties showing 315 follow-up meetings and 125 local leaders we can see need for renewed activity. I am here to serve you through the Farm Bureau organization, and *m looking forward to a happy and 18 KOSSUTH HERDS ON DAIRY C, T, A, U, S, HONOR ROLL National roll of honor diplomas awarded by the National Dairy association- to -cow-test association members who have maintained an average production of over 300 Ibs. Cor a year in their dairy herds have been awarded to IS Kossuth dairymen on 1929 production records. These diplomas carry various seals to denote whether it is the first, second, third/ or more times the dairyman has had his name entered on the national honor roll. Red seals designate the first year, blue seals when the herd has been entered twice, and gold seals where names are listed three or more times. Of interest is the fact that the 18 herds average almost 14 cows each, and the gold seal, or 4th time, herds average almost 20 cows each. To maintain such production on herds of that size has taken far more effort than to maintain such production on a few cows or on a small herd. Kossuth dairymen to receive certificates for Gold Seal or 4th time herds are C. R. Schoby, J. M. Pat- tereon, Bert McCorklc & Son, An-1 drew Godfredsen, and Walter J. Barr, all of Algona. Blue seal, or 2nd time, herds are owned by Stbutenberg & Jones, Lone Rock; R. H. Walker, Swea City; J. R. Heetland, Lakota; R. B. Berninghaus, and R. B. Chambers, West Bend; P. J. Dahlhauser, Whittemore. Red seal, or those entered for the first time: R. O. Dreyer and W. J. Bourne, Lone Rock; H. J. Berschman, Lakota; Henry Lampe, Bancroft; Alf L. Studer, Wesley; H. B. Kessler and Walter E. Falb, West Bend. These herds average 305 to 388 Ibs. butterfat and vary from eight to 31 cows in size. Claude Wessel, Algona; Virgil Loucks, Ledyard; and Bernard Downing, West Bend, are testers of the three associations. Club Leader Here J OHN S. QUIST, boys' club leader, who is helping Kossuth boys get started on this year's club work. Meet Muriel Body BOATMAN AND PORTER PLAN MEETING HERE Crops Diseases and Soils are to Be Discussed. ,T. L. Boatman will and R. H. Porter will discuss soils discuss crop disease control at a series of joint meetings In the county next week Wednesday and Thursday. Unusual results' •\yj.th fertilizer on certain abnormal soils', 'Such 'as peat, muck, and alkali, tufle greatly stimulated interest among .farm owners and operators In the use of various fertilizers, panics that Many fertilizer have established corn- sales Comet Next Week Outlook Meetings to Discuss Plans The annual series of Agricultural Home town, Sac City, Iowa. Graduated from Sac City high school. Taught a rural school two years and worked or helped with Farm Bureau activities. Attended Iowa State college two years and then spent a year managing a farm home, because of illness of mother. Finished remaining two years at Iowa State and graduated In August, 192S. Majored in vocational education and received a first grade state certificate, and qualified to teach in a Smith-Hughes school. Member of Omicron Nu, national honorary home economics fraternity. Following graduation from Iowa State, was principal of the Calumet school for two years. The last six months were spent in Dayton, Ohio, studying at the art museum, visiting the factories, and making studies of social conditions. Was a. substitute teacher in the Dayton school system. • Miss Body says: "I love the farm Outlook conferences will be this year in 36 Iowa towns agencies in iowa are offering a wide variety of kinds and mixtures supposed to be especially adapted to different soil types and different crops. Generally soil needs are similar, but because they vary from one locality to another it has been the effort through meetings like these to discuss the principal needs of local soils as shown by trail plots. Some fertilizers also spread better than others, and the most economical bag to buy when soil deficiency, crop needs, percent of plant food, and spreading qualities of fertilizer are considered Is no small problem. Legumes are increasing in popularity because of their beneficial effect on heavy soils and- their soil- building qualities on thin soils, in addition to their value as protein supplement in livestock feeding. Crop disease, as discussed by Mr. Porter will Include a summary of trials with mercury dusts In the control of corn rots and barley stripe, oat smut, and potato diseases. An exhibit of corn will be prepai-ed to show results of treatment on seedlings, since the great value of all seed treatment lies in seed disinfection, thus assuring the young plants a fair start. Both Mr. Boatman and Mr. Porter have done considerable work in the county during the last several years and have been largely instrumental In the development and adoption of many of our improved soil and plant disease control practices in Iowa. * Swea, Harrison Divide Working Hours in Groups A training school for Swea and Harrison township F. B. women was held at Mrs. Harold Roba's In Swea City January 5. Muriel Body, new H, D. A., gave the fourth lesson on planned leisure and personal efficiency. The meaning of efficiency, KEEP ON ADVANCING. Every sidewalk farmer and crack- erbox philosopher has a solution for the farm problem and hard times that are upon us. Sortie would ban* Ish the auto and tractor, put John D. Rockefeller out of business, and do away with all labor-saving: .devices. Others blame prohibition, Congress, President Hoover, and even golf courses are In for their share. j •$>'• We must recognize that we are living In a world of ever-changing conditions. History proves to us that only the plant and animal lite that has adapted itself to those changing conditions has survived. All others perished and became extinct. So It is foolish for us to talk of going back to conditions as they were a few years . or a generation ago, even if we n could. This is art age of progress, and if we would survive we must keep pace With that progress. Congress, legislation, or price-fixing cannot solve our problems. At best they can bring only temporary relief. Such measures have always failed in the past and we can hope for nothing different now. Relief will come from within the industry affected. No amount of outside help can save an inadequately financed; poorly managed, inefficient business. . i Our first job then Is to make an analysis of our own individual problems. Are we doing our part? -Is our own business being run efficiently? Are our crop yields up to or above- average? If not, that means—lime, fertilizer, more alfalfa and sweet clover, possibly more and better livestock, J , L. BOATMAN, soils expert, • who with R. H. Porter, crop disease specialist, will conduct meetings in Kossuth county next week Wednesday and Thursday.. profitable Farm Bureau Xossuth county. year for Burt and Portland ,V Unite on Delegate The fourth training school met with Edna Staley, of Burt township, January 15. The new home demonstration agent, Miss Body, eave the lesson, which was on Personal Efficiency and Planned Leisure. A great deal was derived from this lesson, including many things •which any woman can apply in her everyday life. Mrs. Larson, of the Ames Extension department, gave hints on various phases of life. She stressed that reports he sent to the home demonstration agent as soon as possible so they can be checked up to find out how many homes are being reached and how much good Js being derived from the lessons. Eight people attended from Portland township; three from Burt. The next meeting will be at Mrs. William Ringsdorf's the third ^Thursday in February, and the les- held from February 9 to 26, according to an announcement from the Extension Service at Iowa State college. J. C. Galloway, farm management specialist, and Dr. A. G. Black, chief of agricultural economics in the Experiment Station, are In Washington for the National Outlook conference, January 26 to 31. Here the national agricultural outlook for 1931 will be discussed, and after Mr. Galloway and Doctor Black return the outlook will be adapted to Iowa. All available statistica on production and probable demand will be presented to farmers, county agents, and others who attend the Iowa outlook meetings. The purpose of the conferences Is to put before the farmers accurate Information which will help them to plan their production program for 1931 and for following years. Mr. Galloway, J. J. Wallace, and George Wescott, farm management specialists, will have charge of three teams which will conduct conferences over the state. The schedule of meetings for this district Is as follows: February 12, Mason City; February 13, Brltt; and February 18, Thompson. life and my Interests center there; else I would not have chosen this line of work in which to serve." become an efficient planning rest periods "Big 10" Results to Be Announced Whether various modifications of the "Big dO" supplement have given results as good as "Big .10" Hi- self will be told at Iowa State college next Tuesday at the annual Iowa Swine Feeders' "Whoo-o-o-ey" day. Results of experiments carried on with pigs will be announced methods to worker, and in the work schedule are emphasized since fatigue elimination is an important factor. Miss Body demonstrated a work schedule, and directed the women in making a char.,t, in which activities of 16 working hours were divided Into three groups—housekeeping, home making, and duties per.talning to the income. After personal efficiency, planned leisure was discussed, and spent with the husband and time chil- eon will be on Insects Household Pests. and Other Plum Creek Women in Three Meetings Plum Creek F. B. women met with Mrs. Wilbur Zeigler November 18 for the second training school of the first year home management project, "Use of time in the home." This was an all-day meeting and the lesson was given by Mrs. Lottie Wessel, H. D. A. Another all-day meeting was held with Mrs. Will Altwegg December 28 on the third subject, "Homo Ground Improvement," and Mrs. Wessel gave the leeson. There were %ix leaders present. Last week Tuesday the January meeting was held with Mrs. Believe Men Should Study New Project Mrs. Walter Hunt was hostess December 22 to five district leaders of Lu Verne township, and the third lesson of this year's Tyork was given by Mrs. Lottie Wessel. This meeting had been postponed from December 11, and the subject was dooryard improvement. It included selection of different trees and shrubs, suitability to location, and the effects in proper grouping. The men might well have taken this lesson too, for it dealt with driveways, entrances, sidewalks, and backyards, eideyards, and .their relation to good appearance and convenience of a home. This was the last lesson from Mrs. Wessel, and we regret her leaving for her new home in California. by C. C. Culbertson, in charge of swine feeding experiments. The regular "Big 10" gave good results when fed on rape pasture. A mixture of 80 to 90 pounds of tankage and 10 to 20 pounds oat groats seemed to give good results as far as gains alone were concerned. Data indicates that the oat groats are an economical substitute for part of the tankage. Results from experiments conducted with approximately 425 pigs will be released. One experiment carried on with pigs last fall in which three varieties of corn were fed is expected to arouse considerable interest. Comparative experiments between crossbred and purebred pigs were conducted with about 40 pigs this year. Final results on this project will also be given out. dren, outside activities, reading, and a hobby were the most Important ways to spend spare moments. A follow-up meeting for discussion .was held at Mrs. Emil Larson's January 13. Fifteen Swea towruship women attended. Roll call was answered by a household hint, with discussion of worthwhile ideas. In a business meeting, Mrs. Emll Larson, chairman, was elected delegate to farm and home week. Following the business meeting Mrs. George Harner led the lesson discussion. After adjournment a social hour and lunch was enjoyed. About a year ago Swea women voted to .bring food for lunch to each meeting. This-has'always worked well, and a lunch has been served at every meeting. Now, during the cold weather, many bring hot dishes. When the members attending furnish the lunch it saves the hostess work, and it is easier to find a meeting place. keeping culling for ability to produce, better methods of cultivation, and more efficient utilization of machinery and labor. After putting our own business on a sound basis we must Join with our neighbors in an effort to market our products to advantage. Be loyal to our local cooperatives — be a booster, encourage those in authority to take steps to go further with our marketing program, carrying our products to the consumer wherever possible. Finance is the basjs of all industry. An industry without friendly financing Is doomed to failure. We must build financial institutions owned and controlled by agriculture, there"by guaranteeing that agriculture will be financed with its own money. Iowa and the middle west has been pouring its wealth into the hands of eastern capitalists through the purchase of industrial stocks and bonds and the purchase of life Insurance for more than 50 years. Iowa 'annually pays more than 30 million dollars in premiums and another 15 millions In Interest to eastern life insurance companies. This vast amount of wealth ie used by these capitalists to finance railroads and big business, while Iowa goes begging for a few millions to finance her agriculture. Such a condition must be corrected if agriculture is to survive. But let's not be discouraged at the outlook for the future. The best brains of the world are found on the farms of America. American history and especially agricultural history is a record of progress. It is a history of conquest in which every obstacle has been overcome, we have made a Garden of Eden out of a land of forest and swamp. We have built an agricultural civilization such as was never known before in the history of the world. We are going forward from here and will solve every problem that presents itself to us. Our progress may be retarded but nothing can stop us. Let the calamity howler, the fellow who thinks we are headed for serfdom and the eternal bowwows, get out of the way, for the steam roller of agricultural progress Is going forward and woe to him that gets' in its path. How to Beautify Home is Learned by Grant Women The Grant F. B. women met with Mrs. Joe Mayne December 12, for the third lesson In project work. The question was why improve home grounds, and the answer is that beauty in any form has a good influence in affecting people by surroundings. Some live on "one place so long that they do not notice conditions. One thing that always can be accomplished is to have neat clean surroundings. If money is available the first consideration is a fence. This needs the cooperation of landowners if on a rented farm Then a plan, on paper should be drawn. Shade trees, hardy in Iowa vegetable and flower gardens, orchard and poultry yard, a driveway lily pool, bird-bath and garden furniture are then placed on the pfe.ce This was an all-day meeting and the last meeting Mrs. Wessel was with us. The club wishes Mrs. AVes- sels good luck in her new home, an< regrets to see her go as her work has been enjoyed. The fourth, lesson in this year'; project work was given at the home of Mrs. Fred Hall Friday, January 9. This was a companion to "Goals of Homemaking," which was given in November, and instead of hand work, is headwork.. Since there are 1300 duties i n homemaklng, i proves that some plan is needed carry on the work or else be in a muddle most of the time. Body was in charge of the Murie lesson and gave an idea of a plan of work which, if followed, would give somi leisure. Everyone enjoyed the day and wish Miss Body success. Th next lesson will be February 13 a the C. H. Kelling home. Wlde-Awakes Elect. The Irvington Wide-Awakes me with Irene and Evelyn Capesius De cember 20. A business meeting wa held and Elsje Egel was electe president; Mary Hutchins,' vie president; Irene Capesius, hlstorlca secretary; Iris Ashing, . treasurer newspaper reporter, Luclle The officers will meet sometime the near future and outline gram for 1931. College Farm and Home Week Comes February 2 to 7 Farm people from all parts of owft will.be Buesta of Iowa State olloge fct the annual Farm and Jome week which opens next Mori- ay noon and wilt, close next week Friday. One of the continuous' features vill be, the exhibit of corn, small grain, and other crop seeds In the ollfige armory. Usually about 0,000 ears of corn are on display. The railroads are offering a fare nd a third for round trips during ho short course. The demand for rograms has been the heaviest In he history of the short course, In- icatlng that If weather Is favorable nany will attend. On Tuesday wl'il be held the annual Iowa swlno feeders' "Whoo-o- •ey" day; Wednesday .will be sheep lay and soils ' and fertilizer day; Thursday will be dairy day, beef attle.day, and a farm business con- erence will also b e held. The an nual farmers' livestock judging :ontest will be held Friday. Special evening features Will • In elude an Illustrated address Tues lay by Francis Flood,'famed world raveler, writer, and lecturer; Wednesday, an address by Dan D. Casement, Kansas rancher, farm writer, aijd philosopher; Thursday night the Farm and Hbme banquet; and Friday evening a • wrestling match, between Iowa State college and the University of Missouri. A' special program on home economic subjects will continue throughout the week. Lectures, demonstra- :lons, and . discussions of practically all farm' problems will have a place some time during each day. Burt and Portland Women at Meeting The Portland F. B. Auxiliary met at Mrs. A. Burikofske's January 14; Mrs. John Trunkhlll, Mrs. Jas.- Sniper, Mrs. D. M. Stewart, and ^ Mrs. C. E. Sigsbee, assisting hostesses. The meeting was opened with America the Beautiful, and roll call was answered with New Year's resolutions. Notes of Interest of Far Lands was read by Mrs. R. S. McWhorter; "Iowa's Native Birds," by Mrs. D. M. Stewart. Everyone had been handed a card containing in- LOUI correct WayJ e'fls J germari township's cf, )1(1 ,. -Kt club met with Violet leader, and seven member. ed, With Dorothy i nt , |. mll| ' tbr. A talk was given h v Intefmlll 611 the "corrprt ,„. trodlice pe6ple." a bake Bale at Thn.ves"s at Lak.ota. The next n bt! held At the home nt Svlvkl Anna Abbas February 14' ' close of .the meeting a lum served by the hostess. Personal efficiency leisure, or applying nt clples to the home like it tory may sound rathe but it is possible. The wotnenV were told .Tami;; meeting ' at the fino imp, home of Mrs. ,iary u | now „, AVcislji-oa. ] Body taught the lesson. Tlul training school, on household garden pests, will bo ] K ,\ t \ home of Mrs. AV. J. Cotton a I Rock February 6. • Wesley township women Mrs. Rosa Buffington as when two others did not w We hope the old saying "i Is. a charm," holds true, aml , now have an active loader! monthly F. B. meeting f or jj was held January 9, ' n Funncmark home, and made for" the coming year's Two follow-up meetings «•« in Portland township, Dist during the first two weeks inl ary; one on the Right lj se 0 [| ure, the second on Outdoor! provement. Five people a tt| the first meeting, held at Mnl McWhorter's, and six the the I Plans! meeting, at Mrs., Tom Treni.. Lincoln F. B. women held) day meeting last week Tucsl the A. Q. Smith home, and 1 fourth study leeson, "Personal clency and Planned Leisure," by our H. D. A., Muriel Body,! oln and Ledyard both had; cal leaders present. A covere luncheon gave a varied mennj Buffalo township F. B. \vo their fourth lesson on fir home management at Mrs.' i Hansen's January 16 on Leisure 'and Personal Efflc Our-new H. D. A., Muriel Bex charge. There were not trice leaders present. The ne: Ing is at Mrs. Otto Falk's. The fourth training school formation and pictures of various Hurt and Portland township birds and was required to read about them. This was very Interesting and educational, lots of them being new to the audience. Plans were laid for a. banquet 'February 11 at Burt. Committees, were appointed, and are now at work. A delegate was to have gone from the township to the short course at Amee, but the matter was talked over and It was decided to go in with Burt townsWip, pay half the expense, and have a single delegate bring a message back for both townships. Mrs. Carl Bahling was accordingly elected delegate. There were 18 members, one visitor, and several children In attendance. . , Riverdale Club Elects. Rlverdale's Lone Eagles met with Mrs. Russell Maxwell • January 8. Officers elected were: - president, Elizabeth Lenera; vice president, Albertha Boldrldge; secretary- treasurer, Ivy Patterson; historian, Wana ' Pattereon ; news-reporter, Bureau leaders was held at! H. Staley's last Thursday. Body, H. D. A., gave the which was on planned lelani personal efficiency. A Mrs. I a specialist from Ames, \vas| present.' At the last meeting of the 1 4-H club olficers were elected:! ident,. Phydellis Petersen; viw ident, Helen Beed; secretary treasurer,' Alice Gartner; hlil Marie Brandt, reporter, Violet | The club will resume its meetings in March. ler. There are 13 Officers for 1931 Boss Calhoun for the fourth ject, "Planned Leisure and sub- Personal Efficiency." This was an all- day meeting with six present. Attendance was small because of the Plum, Creek club banquet the next flay. The teeson was given by Mur" * ~ dy. new H. D. A. Four Townships at 4-H Project Lesson Four townships were represented at the first lesson of the second year clothing projects for 4-H girls given by Mrs. J. M. Patterson, at her home Saturday, January 17. This was an all-day meeting, with a covered dish dinner. Township representatives were Mrs. Merrlam, Lu Verne; Mrs. Gred Geigel, Irvington; Mrs. Russell Maxwell, Riverdale; Mrs: M. G. Parsons, a prospective leader, Mrs. Robert Berninghaus and daughter Leona, and Mrs. Fochtoh and daughter Mildred, Garfield. Garfield girls are not organized but will be in the very near future. Prospects are in sight for an additional club In Irvington, and also In Lu Verne or Sherman. Ledyard Club Adds Eight New Members Ledyard's Loyal Laborers have eight new members this year: Ruth Berschman, Miriam Heetland, Mar- Jorie Matzener, Alice Hagge, Arlene Drew.^Marvel Drew, and Mary Mil- members in all. are: president, Fern Lewis; vice president, Idah Telkamp; secretary and treasurer, Helen Hagge; historian, Mary Jane Lewis; newspaper reporter, Adah Telkamp. The project this year is sewing. The club met at the home of the leader, Mrs. Emma Gutknecht, January 17, and all members attended. Smock patterns were cut, and each girl received two smock patterns, the Princess smock and others. -*- Dairy Expert to Come to Kossuth Earl gchultz of the Dairy extension department, Ames, will be in the county tomorrow and Saturday to hold meetings on dairy feeding and management with local dairymen. Close margins in dairy production have emphasized better feeding of good cows and closer culling of "boarder cows" on the dairy husbandry calendar for January. In line with this program, discussion of feeding and management practices have been arranged through •the cooperation of creameries, cow- test associations, and the Farm Bureau. Mr. Schultz will be at the Grant Consolidated school tomorrow and at Algona Saturday morning before •the annual creamery meeting. He will also be on the program at the creamery's meeting. BEAUTIFY TODE YARD. Kossuth, the county beautiful, will be a truth if the Interest in lesson three, "Home Ground' Improvement," continues. "It's not a. home until it's planted," is'ar slogan, sweeping o,ur country. Everywhere is evidence of this deelre for beautiful home surroundings, that play a big part in shaping the character of children. And attractive plantings definitely add value to any property. Planning an 'attractive farm yard is one of the principles discussed in lesson three. Why do some houses look as if they would fly away? This is so often noticed as we drive along our highways. Native ehrubs -Take N If you contemplate any farm repairs, brooder or hog house building in the spn we will cooperate with you in furnishing estimates of cost. Our line is the bu ufrement f f 6 and you w!U * ind h<3re a complete service to meet your farmi Our P^-aJe fair to all concerned 5 - poblen h at hom ? ™ he ? you cal1 at our y ard - We will cooperate \. building or re P air Problems on the farm or with you on your ft Harrison 4-H Club Names New Officers Harrison 4-H club officers' for 1931 are: president, Harriet Poole; vice president, Lucille Peterson; secretary, Helen Poole; treasurer, Dorothy Chrlstensen; reporter, Darlene Kesler; historian, Dorine Linde; local leader, Mrs. T. F. Johnson. Kathryn Thomson entertained the girls January 10. Roll call was on club resolutions; a talk on materials for afternoon dresses was given by Darlene Kesler; demonstration on appropriate designs for afternoon dress by Dorohty Chrlstensen, explanation of music memory contest, Harriett Poole; common colds and their dangers, Louise Simmons. Home Management to Improve Home Th? purpose of the home management study ie to cause thought and to give a square look at the general trend of family life, says a, home management bulletin written by Fannie A. Gannon, specialist at the state college. Miss Gannon gave lesson four, "Personal Efficiency and Planned Leisure," January 3, and spent the day in Algona. More than 1300 activities are listed among the duties of the homemaker! Time for real homemaking and leisure requires the study of efficiency principles used In the modern factory and business. This thought Is the 'basis of leeson four. set out at the corner of the house breaks the right angle formed by the house and the ground. Plantings at the corner introduce a curved line more pleasing to the eye. Six or more interested in this work may have the services of a trained man to help with the farmstead plan. These plans Include the whole farm. A specialist may be booked through the Farm Bureau office, by calling or writing. A farmstead development short course is offered Farn> and Home week, February 3-4, and by the college February 19-20. A garden short course is offered by the department of horticulture, with the department of landscape architecture and Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, January 27-28-29 at Ames. Every farm woman has the right to a fenced yard, attractive shrubs and bright flowers. Wholesome pride in .our homes, our community and our nation, makes for better citizenship. Yours for Better in 1931 F. S. Norton & Son PHONE 229 ^lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllH Protective Signs Must Be Posted As fast as the membership dues are collected Farm Bureau protective signs will be mailed out 'to the members whose dues are paid. Post your sign in a conspicuous place, as this is one of the requirements for the payment of a reward Jn case that you have property stolen. The Farm Bureau board, hopes by offering this reward to help in catching some of the people- who are helping themselves to other people's property Jn our rural communities. ^•**m a< results.

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