The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1934 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 8, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 8,1934 Barley Growers Meet, Hear Good Instructive Session 18 Present; Discuss Diseases, Varieties to Use, Methods of Seeding Algona, March.—The second in a series of three barley meetings was held at the Legion hall here Wednesday. The first was held at Spencer Tuesday and tee third and last at Mason City on Thursday. Present at the meeting were the following barley growers: E. Hoflus, Lone Jtock; E. A. Barslou, Swea City; Ad- Olph Krueger, Swea City; Lars Loge, Sfinore; L. A. VIpond, Algona; George Gharlsoa, Pen ton; Harry Looft, Bancroft; Win. H. Decker. Whittemore; JUex Krueger, Lone Rock; Farmers Elevator, Hobwton, representative; fiana Duer, Rlngsted; J. F. Sullivan, Itedyard; L. H. Junkermeler, Elmore; tL M. Thllges, Bode; Wm. Garry Grain Co., Ledyard, representative; and Joe flchaller. West Bend. The meetings are conducted by Iowa State College crops specialists in coop- KOSSUTH FARMS AND FOLKS By Win Harris, Farm Editor eration With the Northwest Cooperative Improvement Association. They are to acquaint fanners and grain buyers with the causes for low grade barley. They .are to bring farmers, grain dealers and teyers the best information available on the production marketing and uses of barley. Several Agencies Cooperative The combined cooperative agencies to help conduct ttiis meeting were the Xossuth County Farm Bureau. Iowa State College. Mid-West Walters. northwest Crop Improvement Association, TJ. S. department of agriculture and railroad companies. A discussion of diseases of barley as ttey effect the Quality of the crops was given by Dr. R. H. Porter, extension plant pathologist of Iowa State College. L. C. Burnett of the Farm Crop department, Iowa State College discussed farm practices, variety of barley to use and methods of seeding. Carroa Also Beard W. P. Carroll of Chicago told of the grain grading and barley standards. Mr. Loode of Milwaukee, who Is a barley Jobber, was present. L. H. Bobbins, agricultural agent for the Milwaukee, told of the threshing injuries to the grain and gave a general outline of the meeting. C. C. Dabbinette of Cedar Rapids did the grain grading at the meeting. There were 19 samples brought for grading. The summer of the years 1034 is go. ing to see U. S. agriculture trying something new and different, and because of this significant fact, I am going to digress for the week from my usual custom of dealing entirely with some of the things that happen to me and that I observe as I make my visits. We arc entering on an experiment We are attempting to work out a program of planned economic production such as this great nation has never before tried. The Ideals behind it are sincere, as sincere as Henry Wallace secretary of agriculture. What the re- Wtn Harris Iowa Dairymen Agree on Seven Relief Points Iowa dairy producers have submitted a seven-point plan of dairy production control to Henry A. Wallace, secretary of agriculture—a plan essentially the same as the one proposed by Secretary Wallace at Madison, Wis., this whiter. The plan was drawn up and adopted by a committee of 20 Iowa producers at Iowa State College last week The committee was named by the Iowa State Dairy Association. The plan provides for: Decreasing butterfat production 15 per cent by paying cash benefits to cooperating farmers. Purchase of dairy cows in surplus areas for distribution in southern rtates providing costs are not taken from the processing tax fund. A federal campaign to eradicate bovine tuberculosis to be financed b'y funds other than from the processing Vsc of 100 million dollars of f?>ivcrs- ment money and 150 million dollars to be raised by a processing tax up to & cents a pound on butterfat and competing products to finance the program. An educational campaign to stimulate consumption of dairy products to be paid with 2 million dollars taken from the processing fund. Cooperation with the Emergency Relief Corporation in furnishing dairy products for the needy, providing other Industres adopt the same policy. Balance imports of vegetabl* oils with butterfat export*. suits will be will depend largely on how this program is handled by the men who are directly affected. There has been much discussion about production; many claim that there has never been an over-production, although officials and statisticians in the department of agriculture think otherwise. This much is certain, the products of the farm have not been bringing the prices that they should, and if these prices can be increased by a planned eVxfnomc program, everyone is going to be in favor of the idea. And it sounds logical that by reducing the supply, the demand if no greater than before will result in n price rise. The first step in the new progrom was cotton; cotton raisers in the south went into the plan last year and turned under every third row. This year the department of agriculture finds that cotton growers were making plans for bigger crops than ever before, at tempting" to play both ends against the middle, raise more cotton and ge higher prices. It will not work out the department of agriculture imme diately found out about it and has taken steps, forceful steps if need be to see that this does not occur. Corn and hog production will have to be sincerely curtailed, if the plan is to be given a fair chance. And to i that tMs is honestly done, the corn- hog associations have been organized and will be headed by local men in each community. On them will rest the big responsibility of seeing that their neighbors carry out the Idea of reduction as the department intends. What effect this will have on future prices can only be discovered by an. actual trial of the plan. We will not be long in finding out whether our agricultural sections need this form of management or not. It should result in a little less work for the farmer and his family, and we hope will bring the same net income or a greater net Income. It may allow the Mrs. a few more hours a week to do some of those things she has long wanted to do, it may give the farmer himself a few mote hours of leisure, or time to repair or fix up the hundred and one little things that always need doing. A truly American spirit seems to exist with regard to the plan in Kossuth county. The farmers I have talked to do not look at the administration's plans as political; some are skeptical about the results, but practically everyone is going to give them a fair trial, and all hope that beneficial results will follow. Again I say, that the year 1934 may mark a new era in farming—and the >ennanent establishment of a planned economic system for the United States. A. A. DREYER HAS HIGH COW, HIGH HERD INKOSSUTH TESTING ASS'N. Home Garden is Budget Help ; Using Harrow in Soybeans Thousands of Iowa farm families have found that raising a good fur- den containing several kinds of vegetables increase* the standard of living and helps to keep down the general overhead. A picture Of one such family garden plot is pictured above. The farmer at the left is using a spring tooth harrow In soybeans. This tool Is highly recommended as a means of checking weeds, either In cultivated crops or In land which is being prepared as a seedbed. sistlng at the Albert Butterlteld home* tMs week. Ifae Bunsrfieids are moving ttf the MUt Moore term northwest of Algona March 1. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Greenfield celebrated their ftfty-ftrst wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 35. The Greenfields were married at Laming, Iowa, . four ttatwh- ttf RiVHfttal<f „ r . ------ —,T- . f«f» of FWiton, tin. Rifts' Powell and Mrs. O. Oowlns of Madon Ofty. Mr. and Mr*. Greenfield at* among twinr*—* most beiovfcd Ottttens. M»t «£* hrate many inert Such naUpy" occasions. 2 NEW DIRECTORS NAMED TO BURT EXCHANGE OFFICE Schroeder and Volentine El ected at Annual Session; Paul Kriethe, Pres. Mew License Year Chester Benson, Tester, Re Starts April First portys on Group For Month of February Numerous reports coming to the Fish nd Game Department from county recorders throughout the state tell of be purchase of hunting and fishing icenses after January 1 by persons thinking they are getting their new Icense for the full year of 1934. In most cases the individuals possessed 1933 license and by buying another lefore April 1, caused some confusion n attempting to obtain a refund. All hunting and fishing licenses as well as all other licenses issued by the Fish and Game Department are Issued with the license year starting April 1. All licenses expire on March 31, following their issuance. According to the report made by Chester Benson, tester for the Kossuth No. 1 Cow Testing Association, A. A. Dreyer has high herd and high cow in February. Following is the average milk and butterfat production of all herds making an average of 27 pounds of butterfat or more In February. Milk &>&&<X&X!aa®^^ DOAN NEWS A. A. Dreyer, 7 cows 1119 Dean Andrews has his sale advertised for this week. Mrs. P. chrtstcnsen and Lydia Jensen drove to Rodman Sunday, Rev. Faul and family were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Phil Buf- flngton Sunday. Charles UhJenhake called at the A. Martinek home Sunday. Charles and Albert are cousins. The Doan school reopened again this week, it having been closed last week on account of scarlet fever. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller of Mason City were supper guests at, the Venteicher home Sunday evening. The Will Neuroth family moved into the farm vacated by the Earl Punk family near Wesley. Mr. and Mrs. Le- nader Seefeld moved to the Seefeld farm last week. The Seefelds are newlyweds. B. F. 41.8 363 32.2 27.9 27.6 213 27.1 Mrs. Elate Dreyer, 18 cows .1064 C. R. Schoby, 28 cows 914 Dreyer & Willrett, 22 cows 881 W. J. Barr, 14 cows 586 J. M. Patterson, 31 cows .. 860 Andrew Godfredsen, 15. cows 790 Cows making over 60 Ibs. of butterfat for the month are: Lbs. Daisy, owned by A. A. Dreyer ....69.8 Aggie, owned by C. R. Schoby 67.5 Pontlac Shylock, owned by A. A. Dreyer 67.5 Holstein No. 4, owned by L. S. Young 64.9 Hans, owr.ed by Mrs. Elsie Dreyer 62.8 Whittle, owned by W. J. Barr 62.3 The cow having the highest income above feed cost was HoJstein No. 4. owned by L. S. Young, $10.56. It still pays to feed the good dairy cow, but how do you pick your good cows? Farm Adjustment News A digest of current developments in the agricultural recovery program. $5,966.79 in Salaries were paid during the year 1933 by this newspaper to its full time and part-time employ- *ee«. This money was spent in Kossuth county. Just another reason why your local newspaper and printing plant deserves first consideration in planning an advertising program or in Laving printing done. The Algona Upper Des Moines Although the corn-hog sign-up campaign Is nearly over, organization work has just really begun. By this time most of the township elections will have been held all over the state, but many county corn-hog control associations are yet to be set up. Corn-hog officials in Washington estimate that 90 per cent of corn and hog producers will cooperate with the government In the corn-hog adjustment program. It is estimated that between 155.000 and 165,000 farmers will sign in Iowa. —o— Iowa is away ahead of the parade as far as contract signing is concerned. No ether cornbelt state, according to most recent reports, has yet signed up 100,000 farmers, but the campaign la running smoothly in the Midweit. The expiration date for corn loans has been extended from March 1 to April 1 to accommodate farmers in states where there has been delay in setting up farm warehousing laws and for the benefit of producers who had to wait until details of signing the corn-hog contract were cleared up before they could get a loan. Around 70 million dollars have been loaned to farmers on corn stored on the farm. Inspection of every farm for which a wheat adjustment contract has been signed is planned in conformity with the original program, according to an announcement by George Farrell, chief of the wheat section of the AAA. Inspection will be made in the ispring, beginning after the spring planting period is over and completed before harvest. Inspection of individual farms and certification that each farmer has complied with the contract is necessary before the administration can make additional adjustment payments for the 1933 crop, and on the 1934 crop, which contracting farmers are scheduled to receive If wheat prices do not reach parity. If wheat prices do not reach parity during the ttrin under contract, which tuns through 1934 and 1935, cooperating wheat farmers will receive 5 more adjustment payments. These iocude the second installment of the payments for 1933, two payments for 1934 and 1935. Burt Monitor: Stockholders of the iurt Farmer's Exchange met Saturday, Feb. 10, afternoon In the Beltone thea- er, transacted regular routine business nd elected two directors. Those chos- . were J. H. Schroeder and A. Q. Vol- ntine, succeeding John Trunkhill and John Bahllng, who have both served two consecutive terms, and are therefore Ineligible for reelection. Other directors on the board are R. S. McWhorter, P. F. Kriethe and B. H. Marlow. Mr. Kriethe is president and Mr. Marlow, vice president. The directors reengaged J. P. Stow as recre- tary-treasurer, D. F. Slaughter as manager and EmU Christensen as second man at the elevator. Manager D. F. Slaughter, in a time when many enterprises are having a hard time making both ends meet, presented a very satisfactory report of the past eight months business. The books show a profit at the end of the period from June 1, 1933 to February 1, 1934, of around $412.00 as against a deficit In the corresponding period of last year of $2,600. Grain brought in the past eight months amounted to 178,263 bushels compared to 107,985 in the similar per. lod a year ago, o? a gain of 70,297 bushels. In dollars and cents the difference amounted to an Increase of 845,526.32. Sales of merchandise, except coal, seed and mill feed, showed a slight decrease. Total decrease in money was $197.20. Total sales of grain and merchandise Indicated a gain of approximately 225 per cent. Average cost of the various grains bought in the past eight months was much higher than for the similar period a year ago. Last year barley was 20c, this year 45c. Corn, 17>/4 compared to 351,4, oats 10% and 29. Book accounts were reduced from $8,426.45 to $8,000.84. Total assets, Including plant value of $13,377.64, cash $5,524.62. accounts receivable of $6,090.84 and Inventories In grain and merchnadlse of $7,449.46, amount to $32,442.56, giving the 259 shares outstanding a book value of $125.37. Interest at 8 per cent is paid regularly on the par value to the 134 shareholders, and dividends when earned. I PLUM GREEK NEWS WSBXXSOSXMKI^^ (Too Late for Last Week) Miss Mary Kain, R. N., is at home again after working on. a case in Algona the past week. Irene Eischeid, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Elscheld, is recovering from a severe attack of bronchial flu. Miss Genevleve Altwegg who has been at the L. H. Robinson home near Algona for some time, has returned home. Miss Irene Devine, teacher and pupils in Dist. No. 5 enjoyed a half holiday Tuesday white a corn-hog meeting was being held at the school house. A farewell party was given the Henry TJaden family at their home one night last week. The Tjadens are moving this week to a farm near Burt. Mrs. George Stewart, who has been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Tjaden for several months, has re- timed to her own home in Armstrong to live. Mrs. HUdegarde Bennett and son, •tecaeth, returned to their home in Chicago Sunday night after spending wo weeks here visiting at the Howard Seeley home. GOOD HOPE NEWS \r ft t» •! 1* You nave Building Problems? Does Your Home or Farm Buildings Need Repairs ? We are equipped to serve your needs with the most complete stock of Building Materials and Builders' Supplies in the nearly forty years of our existence. We Have a quality stock of materials— the BEST THAT MONEY QAN BUY. We are equipped to serve you promptly, courteously and satisfactorily. Remember This Yard for "Quality and Price" F. S. Norton & Son Algona, Iowa. Call 229 (Too Late for Last Week) Mr. and Mrs. Percy Phelps are vis- ting at the Rome RobUon home for a ew days. Mrs. Phelps is the former Vivian Roblsou. Edward Mawdsley, newly elected director of the Alton* creamery, spent Monday at Ames with the other mem- Mrs of the creamery board on official business. Mrs. Ray Butterfleid of Biat is as- The Season's Cleanup on Circulating Heaters NEW LOW PRICES New merchandise arriving daily and we need the room. Bjustrom's ALGONA Terms Phone 520 As I have decided to quit farming, I will offer the following listed property for sale at my place 5 1 /-} miles north and one mile east of Sexton, or S 1 /^ miles south and one mile west of Titonka, or T 1 /^ miles east and 2'/l> south of Burt, or four miles west arid 5i/> miles north of Wesley, on Friday, March 9 (Too Late for Last Week) Mrs. R. A. Harvey attended an Eastern Star meeting at Bancroft Friday. Mrs. Maine Steinman had electricity brought into her home and farm build- ngs last week. "Bob" Harvey is getting around again carefully after ten days in bed with an injured back. Plans are going forward for the decoration of th» auditorium of Good Hope church. This much needed improvement, deferred on account of economic condition^ will be done in the near future. A group of the Good Hope younger married set arranged a social evening for the Orvtlle Holdrens at their new farm home near Sexton a week ago last. Sunday. The Holdrens are working under a very satisfactory arrangement with the owner of the farm who lives in Sexton and who goes out from there to supervise and assist in the work. Orvllle is an Industrious, dependable worker and never long out of a Job. The high esteem In which the Fred Plumbs are held in the community is manifested by the generous manner in which they are being feted on the eus of their removal to their new home near Sexton. They were guests at the Glen Jenklnsons a week ago last Sunday apd with the James Knolls and Mrs. Wm. Treptow at the Will Baths last Sunday. Last Friday evening the Parent-Teachers group of which they are members arranged a surprise farewell party for them at their home with apprcpriate program and recreation. The affair in the community room Friday evening, Feb. 9, consisting of Quarterly conference, the serving of refreshments by the December birthday group and the showing of moving pictures by District Supt. Muhleman was a most satisfactory occasion. Dr. Muhleman first showed (he Century of Progress films and at the request of the crowd also showed pictures of the Maine Woods which included wild animal life, la addition to these a film of wild life conservation as- practiced in Iowa was also shown. Dr. Muhleman has a knack of choosing photographic subjects and scenes of interest to the average audience aiid frthftn^gy the pl^asmft of those seeing them by his o«o» pleasure la showing them. SALE STARTS AT 12:30 P. 11 LUNCH WAGON ON GROUNDS 9 HORSES 9 One sorrell team, 9 yrs. old, weight 2100 Ibs.; one black gelding, 11 yrs. old, weight 1450 Ibs.; one bay gelding, 10 yrs. old, wt. 1400 Ibs.; one bay gelding, 7 yrs, old, wt. 1500 Ibs,; one sorrell riding mare, 11 yrs. old, wt. 900 Ibs.; bay stallion, 11 yrs. old, wt. 1200 Ibs.; three year old colt, wt. 1350 Ibs.; one bay colt, 2 yrs. old. 27 Head of Cattle 27 MILK OOWS—11 head of good milk cows, some Holsteins, some Shorthorns. 14 HEAD YEARLINGS—Including three Holstein yearling heifers. Rest feeders. TWO CALVES. 1O Head of Brood Sows Machinery One Farmall tractor, 10-ft. McCormick Deering binder (new), 14-ft. tractor disk, 10-ft. horse disk, 9-ft. horse disk, 2 row tractor cultivator, two 2-row John Deere cultivators, 2 single row cultivators, McCormick Deering planter (new), John Deere manure spreader, 8-ft. binder, mower, hay rake, hay loader, 2 four- section harrows, eudgate seeder, hay rack and wagon, two other wagons, two tractor plows, harness and flynets, McCormick-Deering cream separator, one Rock Island corn planter and other articles too numeous to mention. Terms—CASH. No property to be removed until settled for. Dean Andrews Auctioneers: Stewart & Flaig Clerk: Exchange State Bank, Wesley.

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