The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1943 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 4, 1943
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The turns* 1 -, '. ,',',, ' , V ,'i \ k '* "f ' # flt '' ^ ^ ""V.. ti * * Aitfoaa. |<m&, fth * TO THE FARMERS of Kossuth County [living in the south 16 townships, who are expected to raise Hemp HEMP is a war crop for Iowa. If you'll raise a few acres of HEMP in 1943, it will make you money and you will help save the lives of our boys in the armed services. You know ... the production of war crops is as essential a contribution to the national war effort as the production of planes and tanks. Much has been asked of the Iowa farmer, and he has responded willingly to the call. Acreage adjustments have been called for, along with increases in the livestock population. Now the farmers of this area, comprising 1 5 or so north-central counties have been asked in addition, to grow at last 60,000 acres of a wholly new crop, HEMP. PLANTINGS HAVE BEEN MADE Although small plantings have been made in Iowa at various times, commercial production of HEMP has been confined to Wisconsin and Kentucky. Even there the total HEMP acreage has not approached that asked of Iowa in 1 943. HEMP is an annual crop grown for the production of fiber. It is Isown in the spring l|ke small grain and produces a thick stand of slender, unbranched stalks growing usually to a heigK? of 6 to 8 feet. The fiber is found extending the length of the stalk between the thin bark on the outside and the woody central pith on the inside. URGENT NEED FOR HEMP The production of HEMP in the United States has Become a war necessity. There is an urgent need for large quantities of HEMP for the manufacture of rope and other types of cordage for the Army Navy, Merchant Marine and essential civilian uses. The source of abaca, the hard fiber ordinarily used in making rope, fcas been cut off, due to the war, and HEMP is the best known substitute HEMP fiber is extremely strong and not only makes satisfactory rope but also is in demand for the preparation of spe- cial threads and twines. SOILS FOR GROWING HEMP Although HEMP is known to grow on a wide variety of soils, the dark fertile prairie soils, such as we have here, are considered best for the production of high yields of good grade fiber. The climate here is also ideal for HEMP raising. WILL PURCHASE HEMP STRAW Commodity Credit agrees to purchase all HEMP straw delivered to the local mill by the grower at the following prices: SS0 per ton for claw I *traw $35 per ton for class 3 straw tan for claw 2 itraw $30 per ton for da** 4 straw Grading of straw is to be done by persons approved by Commodity Credit in accordance with classes and regulations to be established. Commodity Credit agrees to stack the HEMP straw at the local mill. COMPLETE CHANGE IN FACTORIES Many entire factories, located throughout the United States', have had to cease the production of peacetime goods, and are now making articles of war. A complete change of production. But, farmers of this community have not been asked to shift their entire crops. Your government is asking you to raise HEMP on less than 2 per cent of your crop land. To do this may be considered a sacrifice. If so, it is a very small one compared to the many sacrifices our boys are making on the various battle fronts. MCiRE INFORMATION AVAILABLE The farmers of Kossuth county may want more information about HEMP raising. You may want to know about seedbed preparation, date of seeding, kind of seed and how obtained, harvesting, yields, income per acre, and so forth. Such information and more, too, can be had. Just see your Township AAA committeeman at once, or go to the county office. In Algona the County AAA office is located over Barry's Recreation Parlor. TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPENING A global war is waging. Terrible things are happening all over the world. Men are dying. Women and children are starving. Why? Because there are evil people in the world, men who call themselves the Axis. And it's our job to make them stop—to see th'at they never trouble the world again. That's what this war is all about. To do our job we've got to knock out the Axis. And a lot of us men would like to do it with our fists . . .or our own guns. We can't all do that. There's other work that Uncle Sam wants us to do. So let's help knock out the Axis with that work. Farmers ... you can help do it by raising ten or so acres of HEMP in 1943. Every acre is a nail in Hitler's coffin. Every acre of HEMP will blow the Jap off this earth. And by wing HEMP you are not only patriotic, but you can raise it at a good profit to yourself. ASK ABOUT HEMP RAISING Now, see the committeeman in Garfield, Riverdale, Sherman, LuVerne, Prairie, Irvington, Cresep, Whittemore, Lotti Creek, Union, Plum Creek, Wesley, Buffalo, Portland, Burt and Fenton township or go to your county AAA office right away- Ask about Hemp Rmimg -^ <W W *>tey to grow a few acres m 1943. This page is a contribution to America's alhmt war effort by these Algona firms and Business Men: F.S. Norton & Son G.A.Wittkopf R, S. Blossom Insurance Agency Kossuth Co. Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Kohlhaas Bros., Real Estate S. ancl L. Store Council Oak Kossuth County Credit Bureau Dau Garage Barry's Recreational Parlor Algona Laundry and Dry Cleaners Allen Motors Kossuth County Implement Co. Botsford Lumber Company Algona Hotel Bradley Bros. Sargent & Co. Miller Lumber Co. Drs. Fox and Winkel Chrischffles Store Borchardt's Drug and Jewelry McCormick-Deering Store Consumers Wholesale Iowa State Bank Hub Clothiers Hawcott & Ogg Kresensky's Vallo V. Naudain, Coal Ulfers Stockyards Kossuth Oil Co. Algona Ice Cream and Candy Factory Call and Iowa Theatres Algona Nat'l Farm Loan Ass'n Elk Cleaners & Furriers Coast to Coast Store Shilts Brownbilt Shoe Store K. D. James, Drugs Kohlhaas Hardware National Tea Co. i Sorensen Grocery E. J. Hough Gamble Store Security State Bank J. L. Richardson Hardware Graham Store Barker Drug Store Thompson Distributing Co. Laing & Muckey Zander's, Clothing Christensen's Lusby & Giossi Smoke Shop Algona Newstand Foster Furniture Store Hoenk Motor Col Algona Federal Savings & Loan Ass Raesly Lumber Co. Swift & Co. Kent Motor Co. Pratt Electric Algona Upper Des Moines Kossuth County Advance Algona Flour & Feed Bju4tro|m's Furniture Co. L. S. Bohannon Insurance Agency Druggist Mutual Ins. Co. Richardson Furniture Co. Dutch's Super Service Dermand's Cafe H. R. Cowan & Son Cowan Building Supply Co. McCullough Funeral Home A, W. Amunson W,H.Godden Chrome Service Station The Mainliner H. W, Becker Sporting Good* Store Algona Greenhouses Parks' Super Service W, C. Taylor, Cafe Dealer Funk&Peim Modern Pry Cleaners & Tailors Algona Produce KlampV PMllipt Service Station Rising Elevator Cook'* Lunch Room Frank Cook, Swap Iron & Metal H. P. Hutchin*. Real ittete & bit

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