The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Dec. 16,1936 MM** Kossuth County Agricultural News FEED GRAIN TO STAY HIGH TILL EARLYSOMMER Estimate Grain Supply in Kossuth About 60 Percent Feed grain prices are expected to remain high at least until early summer of 1937. Hay prices probably will be below 1935 levels, unless the winter Is extremely severe and more than the usual amount of feed is required for livestock. If normal crops are and hay prices are expected to drop considerably with the harvesting of the new crop. Although the grain crop is short In western and southern Iowa, the average Iowa farmer finds himself with about the same amount of feed grain as in 1934 and with considerably more roughage. In Kossuth County} grain supplies are about fifty percent of normal with hay and roughage supplies about normal. Throughout the state the feed shortage will not be as serious as it was during the winter of 193435, even though the grain finishing of all classes of livestock will not be possible hi many sections of the state. The supply of feed grain per grain-consuming animal unit for the current feeding season is about the same as in 1934, but about one- fourth less than a year ago. In some sections of western and southern Iowa the supply of grain is smaller than two years ago, but in most counties the hay supply per hay consuming animal unit is nearly one-third more than in 1934. For the state as a whole a good oats crop was harvested, although the acreage was considerably reduced because of clipping to comply with the agricultural conservation program. The scarcity ol corn and general high price of other feed grains Indicates little change in acreage seeded to oats next year. Barley acreage Is expected to increase in order to provide early pig feed and because ol the good prices now prevailing for malting barley. A sharp increase in corn acreage is predicted, although It probably will not approach the 1932 level and some Increase in soybean acreage is expe9ted. The scarcity am high prices for clover, alfalfa anc grass seed will keep many farmers from seeding the acreage which they would normally plant to re place seedings and pastures kllle< or damaged by the 1936 drouth. Expect Higher Prices on Beef Cattle in '37* Beware of Dips Average beef cattle prices are expected to be higher In 1937 than n 1838, although they will fluctuate considerably between periods of light and heavy marketing, binding enough feed, using feed to best advantage and avoiding the periods of heavy marketing when prices dip will be among cattle feeders' major problems this year. In regard to cattle, prices of well finished cattle will probably not decline as much as in 1936. The scarcity of pork coupled with the expected scarcity of good grain- fed cattle probably will prevent prices of this class weakening during the first half of 1937 and may cause an upward trend during the latter half of the year. The plainer kinds of fat cattle ordinarily find their strongest market during the first half of the year. With the shortage of both hogs and choice cattle this year, It is probable that prices of medium and common grades will experience their usual upward trend from January to early spring. One factor may • check this usual spring rise. That is the possibility of a large number of half- fat cattle being forced onto the market by the shortage of feed sup- plies. Increased consumer demand, however, could absorb some increased supplies without a marked decrease in prices. Mr. Brown, county agent, emphasizes the fact that the spread between the prices of slaughter steers and stocker and feeder cattle is not large, because of higher feed costs and relatively high prices tot stockers and feeders. Consequently, good feeding practices and careful marketing will continue to determine the profit obtained from 1937 feeding operations, in spite of the higher prices which may be expected. Total cattle on farms, Mr. Brown said, is expected to be around 85 H million head on Jan. 1, as compared to 74 million following the droutn of 1934. At the low point of the current cattle cycle in 1928, 67 million cattle were on farms. A fav< orable growing season during 1937 will encourage many farmers to rebuild herds and cattle numbers may be expected to increase for several years. A printed circular "The 1937 Iowa Farm Outlook" is now available. Farmers interested In the outlook for farm commodities in 1937 may secure a copy from the farm bureau office. OUTLOOK INDICATES POULTRY FARMERS SHOULD "SIT TIGHT" capital and not government money. The Federal Housing Administration insures the loan, thus making it possible for the private agencies to loan for modernization purposes. The money can be used for repairing, remodeling and Improving farm property* on which a major farm dwelling already exists. Farm houses may be put into good repair, painted, or remodeled and such conveniences as water systems and heating plants may be installed. Livestock can be safeguarded and efficiency of production can be increased by modernizing the farm buildings, agency authorized to make such Information on federal housing loans can be obtained from any bank, loan association, or other Insured loans or by writing to the state office of the Federal Housing Administration, Des Moines building, Des Moines, Iowa. Try and Hold Flocks at Present Levels for 1937 Twenty Years A News NEED TO AID 4-H Short Course At Ames Dec. 28-30 The annual 4-H boys' convention and election of officers, judging work} a, corn *h<jw, talk*, instruction and entertainment are feature* in store for boys who attend the annual 4-H Boys' Short Course at Iowa State College, Dec. 28 to More than 600 4-H boys and their leaders are expected at the annual event, John a Qulst, assistant state leader, announced this week. Kraachel Banquet Speaker Governor-elect N. G. Kraschel ha* been Invited to speak at the annual banquet Other speakers at the short course Include Dr. Charles E. Friley, president; Geo. Godfrey, director of agricultural relations; R. K. Bliss, director of the Extension Service; ri. H. Kll- dee, dean of agriculture (all of Iowa State College); and Dr. Daniel H. Glomset, Des Moines. All boys will take part in Judging work-outs, and three high •coring member* from each county will be named to their county team. Certificates will be awarded boys making a score of 90 or more In either livestock or grain Judging. Visit Laboratories, WOI Agricultural 'engineering, chemistry in relation to diet and health and fruits for Iowa farms will be •tudled by first year boys. Second year boys will tour engineering laboratories, shops and radio station WOI and will witness demonstration* by veterinary expert* on how to handle livestock for treatment A moving picture and a talk by B. N. Jasperson, Iowa highway patrolman^ will make up a special safety program. Boy* will have a chance to swim in the college pool and to watch vanity basketball squads play. McSey for Corn Show Winner. Money and prizes donated by the Iowa Corn and Small Grain Grower*' A*»oclatlon will be awarded winner* in the annual 4-H Corn Club show in connection with the Short Course, according to E. 8. Dyas, extension agronomist, Herbert Plambeck, De* Moines. More than 1,100 boys In 75 coun- tles took part In the corn club work this y*ar, and the show is to give them an opportunity to display result* of their work. Bow unable to attend the show may have their exhibit brought by •omeone eUe or may send it, post or expr«M charge* prepaid to Joe U EoWn*on, .ecretary of the Iowa C*ra and Small Grain Growers r^rnotSlur-rrp^ Monday, Dec. 8& Farm Modernization Loam Expire Apr. 1 Farmer* who plan to repair, re ^UJTbTa %S£®£ *£?&£"£ T rtt£ county agent, has announced According to Information receiv- ACCW • £,, Federal Housing Ad- OFW1LD LIFE Drouth and Grasshoppers Stunted and Deplete Natural Supply 'Planned winter feeding of wild Ife is much better than emergency feeding", says Thomas G.- Scott, extension wild life specialist at the owa State College. "In the northern states many species of wild Ife need man's help during the winter. "The effectiveness of coverts Is reatiy reduced by the lack of fol age and drifting snow. The supply of natural food Is severely taxed and becomes low in quantity and quality as the winter wears en. Some forms of wild life avoid hese hardships by hibernating or migrating, but many birds and mammals must face this lack of food and shelter." Phut by Communities After making a general survey of the food needs of Iowa wild life for the coming winter, Mr. Scott declares that the lack of natural food will be serious this winter. Grasshopper infestation and ere "Srouth have made heavy tolls upon the winter supply of natural food for Iowa wild life, and while this reduction of natural food supplies cannot be measured as certainly as the farmer count* his crop losses, It is Just as surely present. It will be wise to organise planned winter-feeding campaigns In each neighborhood, Scott suggests County agent* and conservation officers of each county will help In obtaining the cooperation of grain elevator operators, business men farmers; hunters, 4-H boys, boy scouts and others. Place Food* Before Winter Food should be placed close to the possible point* of need during the critical period, and all available grain should be collected and stored as feed before winter sets in. Arrangements may be made The 1937 outlook for poultry farmers warrants neither over-expansion nor a marked reduction in laying flocks, A. L. Brown, county agent, said In commenting on the 1937 Iowa farm outlook. Some liquidation of flocks already has taken place and probably will continue into the winter because of short feed supplies and high fede prices. Storage stocks of eggs are lower than usual and egg production probably will be lower. Fewer eggs will be marketed during the winter than a year ago. Egg production probably will reach 1937 levels during the spring and will be larger during the Int- ter half of 1937 than in 1936. These factors point to egg prices continuing through the fall and winter at about the same level as a year ago, increasing during the rpring and declining during late 1937. Although the outlook report a year ago warned of a probable over expansion of poultry—which developed as expected—the drouth reduced last spring's large hatch to a point where the number in laying flocks this January will be only about three percent larger than a year ago. Storage stocks of poultry are large and current poultry prices are low. The outlook is for at least the usual seasonal rise in poultry prices during the first half of 1937, prices probably will be higher next summer and fall than during the same period in 1930. Increased consumption of eggs and poultry are expected In .1937, because low prices the last few months have stimulated the use of these foods and because Improved business conditions will enable housewives to spend more money for these products. In November, storage holdings of poultry were nearly three- fourths larger than the 5 year average and double thr ~<s of the lame time in 1936. Storage holding-: of eggs in November were 14 percent below both the B year average and last year's holdings. Sheriff Saimon had been called to Fenton and had arrested a man giving his name as John Johnson, who had attempted to commit suicide by slashing his wrists. Mayor J. T. Waite said the fellow had come to Fenton from Ceylon and had beeh drunk. Sheriff Samson had brought him to Algona, and after he had sobered had turned film loose, and he had started for Jolley, Calhoun county, where he liad friends. * * * The new C. ft -N. W. depot was about completed and agent Mundhenk had moved into it It was a handsome structure with tile floors, baggage room, all electric lighted, toilet rooms, and heated by steam. Algona had been tharjkful for this much needed improvement. The old passenger depot had been moved to the block south and converted into a good freight depot. • • • The Algona high school football team, state champions, had been banqueted here by the local commercial club and Algona boosters. The feast had been a gala event and it had been a mark of appreciation of the sensational work of the team in the season which just closed. * * * The fellow with egg stain on his whiskers had been looked on with envy. (Eggs were hlghe'n a kite in 1916). * * * Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Haggard and Mr. and Mrs. Al Falkenhainer had spent a week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Conner in St. Paul. * • • W. E. McDonald had been In Des Moines several days on implement business. * • • Few changes were to take place in the court house, January first. The only county officer that was to retire was County Attorney E. J. Van Ness, and he was to be succeeded by Sumner D. Quartern. All other county officers had been reelected. Frank Kennedy of Swea City had filed papers to become a full-fledged American citizen. The board of supervisors had as usual been busy the greater part of the week on drainage matters. * * • At a meeting of the educational committee, Messrs. Dickinson Rev. F. A. Smlloy, who had been the popular and beloved pastor of the Algona Presbyterian church for over six years, had accepted a call from Jefferson, Iowa, and his res- ifnation was to take effect December 31, at a union service, when, with his estimable family, he was to move at once to his new charge. • * • Attorney L. 3- Dickinson and Secretary Van Auken had been over at Mason City attending a meet- Ing of the Mason City Commercial Club and a banquet at which over 500 plates had been served. Mr. Dickinson had been one of the speakers of the evening. He was gaining considerable reputation in northern Iowa as a booster and his services were frequently In demand. TEN YEARS AGO Forty years in the state penitentiary was the sentence given Jack Slpes, the Spencer murderer, after the jury had brought in a verdict of second degree murder after twelve hours' deliberation. Slpes, who had broken down when sentence had been prounounced by Judge Coyle, had been taken to the Fort Madison penitentiary by Sheriff Hovey, and Mr. Blake, state agent. • * * Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Vigars and daughter had been on their way to Fort Dodge in their Studebaker sedan and as they had passed a car about six miles north of Humboldt, their car had skidded on the ce and had turned over twice. They had all been mire or less nruised and cut, but not seriously injured. The glass in the car and a fender had been broken, but they felt they had been fortunate n not being killed. • » » Richard Shermtui, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sherman, had been given the distinction of being made the editor of "The Crimson" the student paper of Harvard College. This had been young Mr. Sherman's third year at the famous educational Institution. • • • Anna Murtagh was expected home for the Christmas vacation. She was a student at Ward Belmont, Nashville, Tennessee. • • * About seven inches of snow had fallen In this section. It had been a very wet snow and had contained 1.1 inches of water. A week of cold weather was In. stock. • * . , The Big Four declamatory con test had brought very gratifying results for Algona. Six first places and four second places were won. Hartman, Overmyer and C. B. Murtagh, preliminary steps had been taken toward the organization of a night school for the young men and women of this town who are nxlous for an opportunity to study nd Improve their equipment for uslness. There had been num rous calls for such a school, anc there were a sufficient number nrolled instruction was to be tarted soon after the holidays. for leaving a shock of corn in the vicinity of natural shelter for bobwhites and such other forms of wild life as may use it, and everything should be in readiness for planned and sustained winter feeding. Imports of corn from Argentina In the year ending June 30, 1936, amounted to 87 million bushels. Imports this year will reduce the necessity of forced livestock market- ings in some areas and will add directly to the nation's supply of meats and other animal products, federal economists point out. Exports of farm products to Canada were 6 million dollars greater in value in the first 9 months of 1936 than in the same period of 1935, the United States Bureau of Agricultural Economics reports. More Lambs on Feed in Kossuth Although farmers in Kossuth and other Iowa counties have bought fewer feeder lambs this fall, reports received by A. L. Brown, county agent from the Iowa State College Extension Service indicate that for the country as a whole more lambs are on feed than a year ago. While feeder lamb shipments in to the corn belt were 23 percent smaller than a year ago, record numbers are on feed on Irrigated pastures and in feedlots west of the Rocky Mountains. A considerable increase also has been reported in Texas and in Oklahoma. Mr. Brown says that the 1937 farm outlook indicates that the total number of lambs available for slaughter this winter and next spring will be larger than last year and not much different from two years ago. Sheep are one class of livestock which sufferec relatively little from the 1936 drouth. The outlook also indicates i] some increase in marketing shoulc take place this winter, increasing: consumer demand would help offset it and prices would not suffer materially. However, the outlool does not indicate that prices wil average any higher this year than they did in 1936-36 when they were the highest in several years. A small daily dose of dilute iron and copper sulphate in the diet o. pigs suffering from nutritiona anemia and nodular worms result ed in larger and more profitable gains even though the treated pigi had more worms at the end of th experiment than the untreatei ones. This result was obtained a the National Agricultural Research Center, BelUville, Md. . building and loan asso- eJatkwTor other loan agencies ap- by the Federal Housing Ad- to |3,000 may be borrowed and paid monthly or season- aMy out of Income over a period ay 81 yeari. Tbe«e loans we private Adult education in Iowa has expanded rapidly in the last 10 years. Farmers' night schools have become both larger and more numerous, H. M. Hamlin of the Vocational Education Department at Iowa State College points out. A favorable outlook for farmers in general in 1937 is seen by A G. Blacn, former head of the Agricultural Economics Department ai Iowa State College, and now chiei of the United States Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Income of farmers in the Unite States during October was large than last September or in October 1936. Declines in prices of corn, hogs sheep, chickens^ hay and butte caused a 6-point drop in the low farm price index from Sept. 15 t Oct. 15. The buying power of the net in come of farmers as a group U th highest in 17 years, the Unite States Bureau, of Agricultural Eco nomica observes. Winners of flrst places were Eugene Hutchins. Doris Long, Margaret Bartlett, James Murtngh, Alice Risty and Richard Vaughan'. Second place winners were Jessie Roupe, Florence Becker, Sadie Potter and Everett Anderson. * • * Mrs. 8. A. Thompson and daughter, Ella Thompson, had gone to Lndysmlth, Wisconsin, where they were to spend the winter with Mrs. Thompson's son, Wlllard. * * * Mr*. W. B. Quartan hnd gone to Dertolt to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brushingham. The Qunrton home had been closed for the winter. * * * Lf-lRhton Mtobach had com* home to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Misbach. Lelghton had been attending the government school of aviation at San Antonio, Texas, during that year. » » * Ruth Dickinson, daughter of Congressman L. J. Dickinson, had been chosen to p!«y the leading part in a play. "The Romantic Age" to be put on by the university theatre players of the University of Iowa. A number of ran* had equipped with the new 1927 number plates. Kossuth county had been number SO find the plates were yellow and black. Automobile Loans ARE YOUR CAR PAYMENTS TOO HIGH? We will make you a liberal loan on your cur—pay off your present balance, advance you additional cash and reduce your payments by extending them over twelve to eighteen months. Our Rates Are Extremely Low. No Indorse!* Required Western Credit Co. 206 East State St. Algonn, Iowa 44-E. O. W.-tf ATTORNEYS AT LAW R. J. Harrington J. D. Low* HARRINGTON A LOWE Rooms 212-14 First Nat'l Bk. Bldg. ALGONA, IOWA .?. L. BONAR ATTORNEY AT LAW Collections will receive prompt attention ALGONA, IOWA W. B. QUARTON H. W. MILLER ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Co. Savings Bk. Bldg. Office Phone 427 ALGONA, IOWA Attention Stock Raisers I have built a new stock yard north of the Milwaukee tracks and am buying hogs, cattle and sheep. Market Prices at All Times. Lewis V. McWhorter Phones 535 yard; 671 Res. Algona Avoid the crowds—Do your Christmas shopping between 6:30 .nd 7:30 at Gambles. Toys for hildren—gifts for the whole fam- ly. 50 FARM LOANS 5 to 21 Years No Commission to Pay Liberal Options Edw. Capesius Algona, Iowa Office New Hetse Bldg. Phone 390 39-tf A. HUTCHISON DONALD C. HUTCHISON THEODORE C. HUTCHISOjr ATTORNEYS AT LAW Security State Bk. Bldg. Phone 261 E. J. VAN NESS-G. W. STILLMAN LAWYERS Officra In new Helse Building Phone 2I3-W Algona, Iowa Gaylord D. Shumway Edw. D. Kelly 8HUMWAY & KELLY ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Qulnby Building Algona, Iowa Phone 68 L. A. WINKEL ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Qulnby Bldg. Phone 186 ALGONA, IOWA HIRAM B. WHITE ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Phone 206 P. A. DAN8ON ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Bldg. Office Phone 460-J Res. 316 ALGONA, IOWA J. W. Sullivan (dec'd) S. E. McMahon L. E. Llnnan SULLIVAN, M'MAHON A LINNAlf ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Kossuth Mut. Ins. Bldg. ALGONA, IOWA HUSBANDS REALLY ENJOY BUYING" GIFT Maybe it's because they appreciate its mechanical perfection, its beautiful performance. Maybe it's because they i«**^ know it's a lot for the money. But any husband is glad- to give the Hoover"300"—a full- size, precision-built Hoover with Positive Agitation and f> 1 0 R electric Dirt Finder. With $ I U U cleaning tools . . . Only i 1 ™"" A Wt«k—Poyobl* Monthly HOOVER "300" CARROL A. WANDER ATTORNEY AT LAW Over Postofflce Phone 68 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS J. N. KENEFICK PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office formerly occupied by Dr. A. L. Rlst over Rexall Drug Store Office Phone 300 Res. Phone 320 ALQONA, IOWA Pratt Electric Co. C. H. CRETZMEYER, M. D. SURGEON & PHYSICIAN Office John Galbraith Bldg. Phone 444-310 B&eU&£«t«@«^^ MELVIN O. BOURNE PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office over Post Office Bldg. Phones—Office 197 Res. 194 DR. C. C. SHIERK Chiropodist—Podiatrist > FOOT SPECIALIST '; Over Christensen's Store Phone 250 Algona MAKE I/ourGift Dollars OSTEOPATHS DO DOUBLE DUTY ! Only 8 More Shopping Days ALGONA INVITES YOU Beautiful Street and Store Decorations Thousands of Wonderful Gift Suggestions A friendly, interested atmosphere in which to do your Christina* Shopping. Store* will be open evenings from Dec. 16th on, and of course every Saturday night aa usual . . . Save time, worry and money. You'll find what you want in Algona. ALGONA FIRMS BELOW WANT TO TELL YOU MORE OF THE PROGRAM Chiischlllea & Herbet Christenseo Bros. State Theatre Hub Clothiers BJustrwu'* Home Appliance* Pratt Electric Co. Foster Furniture Store Graham Store* Co. Nelson Hardware eo*»t-to-Coa*t Store Wilson Bakery Hawcott & Ogg Morrison's Beauty Shop Rich&rdson Furniture Store , Osteopathtc Physician : j General Practice ' Special attention given to non- surgical treatment of rectal diseases, varicose veins and rupture. General Hospital Phone 187 DENTISTS DR. H. AL OLSON DENTIST ' Gas, Novocalne used for extraction Located over Chrlstenaen store Phone, Business 166, Residence 788 ALGONA, IOWA DR. C. D. SCHAAP DENTIST Qulnby Bldg. Phone 133 Res. Phone 174 Algona, Iowa GEO. D. WALRATH. D. D. B. GENERAL DENTISTRY Office in Postofflce Block Phone 20 Algona, Iowa VETERINARIANS FOX & WINKEL Dr. L. W. Fox Dr. J. B. Winkel Office 220 West State Street Office Phone 47S-W Re*. 475-R ALGONA, IOWA Theatre Kohlhaaa & Spille* Cummlngs 5c to $1.00 Maxwell Motors Cooper's Sinclair Service Baldwin's Food Market Mikbach'* Clothing Co. Clark's Grocery Ben Franklin Store Gamble Store A. W. Amunson Algona Bakery Advance Publishing Co. Algona Upper Des Moines Steele's Clothing Store Algonquin Confectionery Basket Grocery A. & P. Grocery Brownell Shoe Store Cut Rate Grocery Dau's Garage Sorentten Grocery Kruse-BIossom Ins. Agcy. Cora D. Miller Beauty Shop Mikuly Beauty Shop Wray's Conoco Station Skelly Oil Station Dr. F. C. Sconian Council Oak Store Greenberg Auto Supply Elberir* Garage Soreufcen Drug Store Dr. F. E. Sawyer Jamen Drug Store Akre'b Grocery Barry's Recreation Parlor Anderson's Kite-Way Grocery Hovey Super Service Long's Grocery Johnson D-X Service Moe & Sjogren Grocery Kotwuth Motor Co. Elite Hat Shop Kent Motor Co. Dutch's Super Service Modern Dry Cleaners Smoke Shop Lukby Drug Store Jinimie Neville Elk Cleaners F. & Norton & Son Marigold Beauty Shop Krewnfcky's Motor Co. K. & H. Oil Station Dutton Gurtige State Beauty Shop llarnu, Phillips 'W Station WHATEVER YOUR WISH FOR XMAS, YOU'LL FIND IT EASILY IN ALGONA Typewriter Paper We have just received a large shipment of ream package* (500 sheets) which sell for 60c for 500 sheets This is a good grade bond paper and will make an excellent school paper. The Algona Upper Des Moines Inquiry at A. U. D. M. office.
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