Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 9, 1931 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1931
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WHITE LEGHORN CHICKS as low as $fi.nr> per mn. All heavies, $S per mo. KOSSUTtt COTTNTY ADVANCE. ALGOttA, IOWA PAGE SEVBN Custom hatching each by Duck and turkey Goose eggs, chicken eggs the l.ono. eggs, Kc flo each. each. Illton . _ nw i GroWlngMash containing dried butter- Startinb _ (i m)nera | pro tein and eight other ingrall- Hton BU "Vj[ ver . 0 ll, mineral protein and eight other : .yeast, COCI ' M ui e d and mixed In our own plnnt, [ J3.0D P er c , . three , . days old. mOS8 (imposed best grade) * 3perbale d equipment of all kind? on hand at special discount, *» Leghorn Farm S and Hatchery mile west and 1 mile south Bancroft, Iowa. Dne 'ARMS W. J. PAYNE, Editor few Opportunity to Buy ine Quality Chicks at Low Summertime Prices BABY CHICKS GUARANTEED TO LIVE \V, Leghorns $8.00 l te Rocks $10.00 lorn batching —— $2.25 per 100 eggs on dates'April 18, 20, 27. Krause Poultry Farm and Hatchery , 412. LONE ROCK ATMEAL WORKS WONDERS WITH Baby Chicks • rapid growth and strong healthy bodies, feed r baby chicks Ful-0-Pep Chick Starter, a balanced ih with an Oatmeal base. Ices are much lower as shown by the following list: I Ibs. Starting Mash _. $3.75 I Ibs. Growing Mash $3.00 libs. No Corn Chick Feed ___„—_— $2.50 libs. Fine Chick Feed $2.50 libs. Coarse Chick Feed $2.50 libs. Rolled Oats fc $2.50 s. Steel Cut Oats $2.50 >s. Chick size Oyster Shells $1.15 libs. Pearl Grit $2.00 lie Peat Litter $3.00 talso carry a complete line of chick feeders, water, brood coops, and many other items for the poul- fraiser. • • ' (ona Flour & Feed Co. MEN Prefer the IKER - HOLTH cause: I u Self -Balancing JNo more bowls to be re- Iturned to the factory to be |balauced. Simple, j j s the simplest arator made . *«M* * r-Lptte Creek Store. Cream , less . , , less s to keep in adjustment. ^'Precision-Built r workmanship rivals that of a watch-maker. The precision results in cleaner skimming, life, easier turning and lowest possible main- cost per year, U Life G the strongest guarantee ever given with a separator. 6e»eir»l Store, Hotoarton. Want Ada for Quick Actiial Tractor Costs. tine ilny thin winter we spent a minutes with II. C. Frederick, Kona, nnd talked about the casts of operating various kinds of power farm iniichlncry. Air. Frederick gave figure's for average farmers, but we wanted to MOO records for specific farms, HO Mr. Frederick, who Is distributor here for Deere & Co., has since supplied them for machinery operated on the M. L. Roney, Mark Shaw, and Clarence Phillips farms. The reports go into complete detail. On the Uoncy farm figures are supplied for both a general-purpose $S8B tractor and a Model D tractor costing $1,150. Figures also were supplied on costs of operating 3-bottom plow, field cultivator, planter, three-rotary hoe, cultivator, elevator, and two-row stalk-cutter. The other two.farms reported on only the general-purpose $885 tractor, but they also reported on the ost of operating various kinds of arm machinery., •The reports include a great mount of detail worth study by any armer. For instance, attention Is rawn sharply to the great import- nice of using machinery as many lays a year as possible. There is Ixed overhead cost of $165 a year 0 start with, before the tractor engine is turned over for the first time n a season. If a man uses the tractor 92 days, lis cost for overhead is $1.80 a day, >ut if he uses it only 49 days the cost is $4.39 a day. This overhead s figured as follows:. yearly depreciation, $88.50; interest, $30.90; average for ten years, $35.40; taxes, 55.30; insurance, $2.66; housing, $3.21. Fuel for a 10-hour day amounts to from $1.68 to $2.24; oil, 48c to 18c; grease, 5c to 7c. This gives operating charges of $2.35 to $2.80 a day. Add this to the fixed overhead charge above, and we get a total cost of $3.48 to $5.00 a day, depending on how many days a year work is found for the tractor. Figuring the same way for other machinery the daily cost on theee three farms was: 10-ft. single disc, 6Sc to 76c; 2-bottom plow, 55c to 69c; 2-row stalk cutter, $1.67 to $1.69; cultivator, $1.22 to $1.74; planter, $4.84 to $7.14; No. 10 corn- picker, $4.55 to $4.60; elevator, $1.52 to $2.28; 4-section harrow, $1.16. On the Roney farm a 10-ft. field cultivator operated IS days cost $1.28 a day, and a No. 3 rotary hoe operated 20 days cost $1.22 a day, while a 3-bottom plow cost $1.43 a clay. Mr. Roney grew ISO acres of corn which averaged 50 bushels an acre. I-Ie hand-husked his corn, and the total production and cribbing cost 1 was $8.04 an acre, or 17 3/10c, a | bushel. Added to this would be rent and taxes. Mr. Shaw grew 142 acres of corn, which averaged 40 bushels and cost him, exclusive of rent, 15' l/10c a bushel. Mr. Phillips grew 170, acres of corn averaging 35 bushels at a cost of 13 4/lOc above rent and taxes. Mr. Roney owns his farm and listed as a fair rent $9 and acre, with taxes of $1.25 an acre. The other farms were listed as worth $7 an acre for rent and $1 an acre for taxes. Both Mr. Shaw and Mr. Phillips used pickers instead of hand husking. These reports are interesting, and we wish to go into them further at a later time. .Certainly a study of the subject ehould precede the purchase of any machinery, and after one has the money invested one should try to get value out of all farm implements by making full use of them. At Dofctor Price's Farm. Otto Westling, who farms north of Lu Verne on a place owned by a Doctor Neiman, of MarshalltoWn, certainly looked like a good stockman as he went about among his hogs last Thursday. There were 70 spring pigs, some up to two weeks old. The pens on one side of a new hog house were filled with sows and the alley had four or five other sows laying In a circle, each with a lunch counter turned towards the center, where a more or less disorderly drove of luaty young pigs were vigorously looking out for themselves. As Mr. Westling walked down the alley the sows rafeed a head to note his presence. A white tom-cat which had been sitting on a pen hopped to his shoulder. Out in the yard we noted some good mules, seven of them. There are also six horses on the farm. The stock seems to have confidence in The farm, which contains 240 acres, lies across the road from the Dr J O P. Price farm, for several years' operated by Fred Plum. Doctor Price, and Doctor Neiman are brothers-in-law. In the other alley at the hog barn there were 52 fall pigs which had been saved from seven Utters. We noticed a good, nearly new corn crib M w came away. The WestUngs have been on the farm one year. At A. M. <?enrich's. We spent a few minutes with Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Genrich, north of Lu Verne, ten days ago, the first time we had been able tp call on them in several years. Mr. Genrich is a son of C. L, Genrich, mayor of Lu Verne. A. M. came to the farm he now operates 41 years ago, and he says the climate was so Invigorating that he twho had never .walked before) learned to walk promptly after ar- 11 Dad Genrich still owns the farm, r^Mszrs^fi^ «»,v a gW. Doris. P- now , ln ' *** grades, and a son Stanley, 7. Out in the hog barn the first litter of nine pigs had arrived, and 15 more sown were to aw» vear Mr. Genrich was starting again at nog-raising, after bay- >een visited I* ft 8ie*« #._<*«£ |Ie saved 42 .pigs ! "Don't you know, .when you .ship In a lot of outside stuff, you mny buy a lot you don't want'/" J.ie- fore the war Mr. Ocnrich kept blooded Shorthorns. Now he milks a few good cows and patronizes the Algona creamery. * Thrifty Lu Vcrnc Fafincrs. Marx Schwyter, who now farniH near Ilanna, came to America. 20 years ago from Switzerland, where ho was a baker in the town of Schwander, county of Olarus, a mountainous Swiss country. He used to make rolls of bread a yard long and eight inches through. They weighed around five pounds and sold at the equal of 25c In American money. Mrs. Schwyter also came from Switzerland, having been persuaded to follow Marx, the pair having been acquainted In the old country. Mr. Schwyter already had 46 pigs saved from eight litters. Last year he had hie pigs ready early enough to hit the summer market and at 9c. He raised 15 more pigs from two fall litters, and now has an early start with this year's pigs. Mr. Schwyter and a Mr. Fi-antz were kind enough to help us look in vain for the cause of a little car trouble. We now can tell them that a mechanic later said the jigger that caused the trouble was bent and that when it was straightened the car worked well again. leigh's, near Galbralth, a month, left Saturday for Chlllicothe, Mo., to visit a daughter. Joseph took her to DPS Molnes, and thence she went on by train. Mr. and Mrs. Hoy S. Wadlelfrh, formerly of Sherman township, Inter on the Button farm at.the south edge'of Sexton, now of Brooks, Inil., have boon having the measles. The? children had It hard, and the daughter Mary was threatened with pneumonia. Harry Rlinorc, who had worked several years for Cieorge Wlnkel In Lotts Creek township, Is now work- Ing for Edward Mnwrtaley, near Trv- InKton. The Elmores have two girls and two boys. E. Holtcnmp is also working for Mr, Mawrlsley, and Mrs. Hollcnmp Is housekeeper. Mr. Holt- Elwood French, northeast of TJU Verne. Mr. AVetzel Is a brakeman on the M. & St. L. Adding to our knowledge of how much shrink to expect in hogs that have been filled up with water, Ixiul« Kent, west of Wesley, said he had on the morning we called, early In March, given his hogs' 20 gallons of Wfiler, which ,they drank. ThP.se were 225 pound hogs, and 'He aver- One mile west and one mile south of Umicroft, ioivn Brown's CliicU Hatchery. CUSTOM HATCHING. WE hatch chicks, turkeys, ducks and geese. Not so large but that we can give attention to hatching your best stock carefully. Also sell baby chlrk.'j. Our .sixth year. Old location. Old friends and new ones cons «(.'<! amount of writer about 14 pounds. .f. J. Llektelfr, who moved _,••, from C'nrwith, in the new tenant 1.1, the 7<unz Apple Treat farm, wi-at of Wesley, where the Bn tiers were for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Llck- telg have five boys and three girls up to 17 years. They farmed 160 -i ed wns I "re welcome, phone 321, Algona. COTTOX'S CHICKS, IOWA AC- credited. Pedigreed males used In some flocks. Our chicks noted for their livability—ask our customers. Ames Reliable feed, Simplex stoves, custom hatching a specialty.—Cotton Chick Hatchery, Lone Rock, Iowa. WE CAN FURNISH YOU WITH chicks and hatching .eggs direct from our free range production bred stock, tested R. C. R. I. Reds, S. C. W. Leghorns, White Rocks. Custom hatching. Nutrena feeds, peat, moss, .tamesway poultry supplies.— Krauso Poultry Farm and Hatchery, phone 412, Lone Rock, Iowa. camp formerly worked for Peter ^j^ l!mt y ° nr ' but wl11 work t!lR FARM NEWS AND COMMENT. Mrs. William Fritz, young newlywed north of Wesley, had 500 baby chicks two weeks old March 31, and has ordered 500 more for delivery this month. George Kemper, who now farms north of Lu Verne, where Marx Schwyter formerly operated, left April 1 for Des Moines to enter .the Polycllnic hospital for an appendicitis operation. Jos. German, St. Beedlct, as to look after the farm chores while George was away. Carl Wauge, who gardens on north Hall street, has been delivering radishes and lettuce to local stores more than two weeks. We saw him on the street with a bouquet of red radish blooms and lettuce foliage one day last week, and learned that he had been hitting the market early, as is his habit. When we called on the Edward F. Pergandes, northwest of Lu Verne, one day last week we learned that Mrs. Pergande, who had spent five weeks in a hospital at Fort Dodge, was recovering and would come home soon. It was evident that Mr. Pergande would be glad to have the lady of the house back again. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carman are now settled on a farm southwest of Hutchins, and have 160 acres to care for. They had farmed foul- years northwest of Wesley. Mrs. Carman was Edna Lovstad, of Hurt, before marriage, and the couple have one son, Richard,, aged E. R. Wetzel, St. Paul, was visiting the William Ristaus and Arthur Geilefneldts, Lu Verne, last week. He is a brother of the Mrs. Ristau and Mrs. Geilenfeldt. The Arthur Oeilenfeldts recently moved from near Britt to the farm vacated by YES SIR—JUST AS SUPERIOR for summer driving. 17-plate Tiger battery—55% more plate surface—will not overcharge as quickly. $6.79 exchange price.—Gamble Stores. 26-30 Reding, near Whittomore. Mnwdsley was getting out dead cottonwood trees north of the farm buildings, and was to plant 300 evergreens as a windbreak sometime this spring. Alvln Hardcopf was driving a 15-30 tractor with a 3-bottom plow across a field one cold day last week and was doing a nice and fast job of plowing. Alvin farms 200 acres owned by his father, Wm. Hardcopf, and Robert, a brother, farms 160 acres more owned by the father. Another son, Frank, with Dad Hardcopf, operates the home farm of 160 acres. An 8-acre place at Lu Verne operated by Peter Sorenson is also owned by Mr. Hardcopf. Alvln was to begin seeding oats Saturday. He had the ground In good shape, and if the rainy weather postponed his seeding- he was probably glad to see that much more moisture go into the ground ahead of the crop. When we visited the Simon Hir- ners a few weeks ago, southeast of Wesley, we noticed that their dog, Bob II, was minus a leg. He got caught in woven-wire fence last winter and froze the leg. The hired man operated and saved the dog, but not the leg. Another dog, also called Bob, lived with the Hirners ten years before young Bob came along a year ago. The Hirners also were, early in March, entertaining twin calves from a cow which last summer also had presented them with twins. Since our last visit the barn had been rebuilt, 32x36. Simon , ^ «..,. acres of the Apple Treat ' '' | farm this season. They ha.ve a herd of 23 cattle, 17 of them milk cows. J. W. Cook, east of Wesley, has a St. Bernard dog, just a pup, as he says, but it stands close to three' feet high. It Is one and a third years old, and Is called Bruno. Mr. Cook has lived on the same farm 38 years, having come there with his father, the late Frederick Cook. A sister, Mrs. Pearly Hqynes, lives at Wesley. Mr. and Mrs. Cook have eight children, two girls and six boys, the eldest ten years. Mrs. Viola C. Wadieigh, Herscher, 111., who had visited at Jos. Wadis building his place up as rapidly as he can. He farms a good acreage and buys lots of stock on the side, making a good market in his neighborhood. arham Duplex Blades are Suspended from Tabs Farmers 9 Directory FOR SALE: CHOICE White Leghorn Cock- erals, cheap, in ordir to dispose of at once. White Leghorn baby chicks as lov? as $8.25 per ilOO of the very highest quality. Custom hatching, 3c per egg. HAMILTON LEGHORN FARM AND HATCHEBY TNURHAM-DUPLEX Blades must be perfect before JLx they can leave the factory. And we »pare no effort to keep 'em that way. Because nibbing against paper dulls a keen edge, we hang these exquisite edges out of harm's way on patented tabs. They don't come into contact, even with the wrapper, until the blade is actually used. That's why the long, ke«n Durham-Duplex Bktde* tefl tbdr «fac4t Morjr right on the face i At All Leading Dealer* -IUPLEX ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^^^^I Men SuearBy-notM \ An Open Letter to Farmers In KOSSUTH COUNTY Thorpe's More 'plow work last week. Put the beams together for a ' farmer and lined them up. Customer wanted the plow made over and we sent him away with a good job. You can depend on us for good work in a hurry. We give immediate attention to repair jobs. Wood HAIL INSURANCE FOR GROWING CROPS us A local carpenter brought in some screen frames one day last week and had us rabbit them (halve the ends so they would fit together) for him. Saved him a lot of hand work. We have the equipment to do Jobs of this Wnd in a jiffy. and The boss down home wanted one of these folding screens that the women set up in front of the kitchen door when they have company, so, having an idle hour, we made one for her. Any of you other women who want little jobs like that may take the hint. They are right in our line. SCOTT RUTLEDGE. PRESIDENT E. B. RUTLEDGE. TREASURER W. A. RUTLEDGE. SECRETARY o'- • Iron Truck bodies! This is a broadcast to everybody in Kossuth and around the borders who wante an old one repaired or a new one built. This old shop has a long-established reputation for doing such, work in the best way and the shortest time. In short we do anything and everything in the line pf wood and iron work which can be brought to our shop, or we make anything you want as repairs. Corae and see us. 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This policy meets every requirement of protection and low cost, AUTOMOBILE — Insurance covering FIRE, THEFT,* LIABILITY, PROPERTY DAMAGE," COLLISION, and other losses on your automobile, ALL in ONE,' non-assessable policy at an extremely low cost. Few farmers realise they stand a chance to lose their farms if in an accident and not covered J>x liability insurance. Full information sent free. FARMERS MUTUAL HAIL INSURANCE ASSN, V- See-Our'Agent Nearest You P. Algona, Iowa. . E. B. Kutledge, Fort P4f«» low*. U, A. Dreesman, •Lakota, Iowa. THE OLD DRAY SHOP

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