The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 29, 1930 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 29, 1930
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The Upper Bes Moines-Republican, October 29, 1930 ALFALFA INCREASES !- lolm Fox Lon * e ' 1 IN RECENT YEARS Many Combinations of Fertilizer Mixtures Used in Kossuth County. RESULTS ARE NOT ALWAYS ECONOMICAL. Kossuth County Calvts Bring Good Prices at the Chicago Baby Beef Auction Last Month. (By County Agent E. R. Morrison). With a county Increase of from 700 to about 16.000 acres of alfalfa during recent years ana with the rapid rise in use of all kinds of legumes in crop rotation by local farmers many have come to use various systems of seed inoculation. "The fundamental purpose In applying inoculation Is to introduce organisms which will promptly form nodules on the roots of the legumes for which they are Intended," says a recent re- P ? A^ th ,f United state s Department •of Agriculture on the subject. Jelly and cultures applied moist as well as soil from around roots of previously inoculated plants of the same Kiiid have been used in the pas; as means of inoculation on new seeding!!. Hecently dry or dust inoculations and preinoculated seed have been put on f-ne market and sold as more convenient means of handling the inoculation problem on legume seedings. Trials on these latter methods have been spoken of as follows in the same united States Department of Agriculture report: "Ease'of application Is a secondary consideration. The dry inoculations have not been found satisfactory. Therefore, the utilization of tne usual agar or moist soil mixturp cultures is advised." Samples of various dry inoculants were tried for red clover, alfalfa, cow peas, soy beans, garden beans, etc., many of which contained no bacteria capable of performing the function claimed and in numerous field tests none of the dry applied materials equaled those applied with water in nodule formation. 1930 Fertilizer Plots. J. L. Boatman of the Iowa State College soils extension service, was in the county Thursday and Friday October 23-24 to check results on local cooperative demonstration fertilizer plots. These plots are located throughout the county and will show results on Webster and Clarion loam soils which are the two main soil types of the county covering almost ninety- three per cent of the total land area; plots will also show results on abnormal spots of peat, muck and alkali. A variety of fertilizer mixtures have been used on these different soil types, they include muriate o fpotash, 0-0-50; super phosphate 0-20-0; Ruhms lime phosphate or raw rock phosphate -very finely ground 0-30-0;' also 3-14-16, 2-122, 0-20-10, 0-16-8, 0-14-14, 0-9-27, and 212-12. 2-16-8, 2-8-16, 4-16-4 and many others have been previously tried. Marty different combinations have been included in the demonstration plots In order to give the present user or prospective buyer who follows plot results an opportunity to select with judgment the particular kind for his own use. Results are not always economical and one kind may show more profit at Resident of County. John Fox, the well known character about Algona has perhaps lived in Kossuth county longer than any other person, John came to Kossuth county with his parents when he was a small child, In 1857, and has resided here continuously since. He says he can remember back to April, 1857, and that Asa Call broke a piece of prairie near the Chubb farm, where Mike Loss now eresides and planted it to seed corn. At that time there was no bridge south of Algona and it was necessary to ford the river. John is a remarkable fellow, being seventy-seven years of age and not looking a day older than he did twenty years ago. He lives alone, takes life easy, has no worries and says he never has an ache or pain. He occasionally is In a reminiscent mood and relates many incidents that occurred during the early history of Kossuth county and Algona and remembers well the city and surroundings in the early days. J. J. DOOLEY Democratic Candidate for County Recorder He is competent and worthy. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated on November 4th. harvest time than another and following such results in the selection of fertilizers has meant thousands of dollars each year to the users of the material in the county. Particularly since mixtures successfully used and highly recommended from results in other localities and under peculiar conditions (have been known to damage rather than assist crops on local soil types. Plots for 1930. The plots for 1930 are located at the 'following places: ; Korse Ellman, Lakotas potash on 1 alkali. Chambers & Hof, LuVerne, phosphate on Webster loam, rock phosphate on clover. Marlow plot, Lone Rock, phosphate and potash on peat or muck. Hugh Raney, Algona, phosphate and 2-12-2 on Clarion loam. Sim Lelgh r Irvington, phosphate on Webster loam. Ed. Droessler, Bancroft, potash on alkali with 0-16-8. Carl Paetz, Algona, phosphate and 3-14-6 on Clarion loam. John Frankl, Algona, phosphate and rock phosphate on Webster loam. L. J. Lowman, Algona, phosphate, rock phosphate, 3-14-6 and 0-20-10 with and without manure on Clarion loam. O. W. Berggren, Armstrong, 0-14-14 on muck. Calf Club Auctions. Recent notice to the farm bureau offi.ce reports on the Chicago Baby Beef auctions, where the calves from Kossuth county were sold last month, one local calf brought fourteen dollars and several thirteen dollars and thirteen and one-half dollars. These auctions are held each Tuesday during the fair season and one auction is held during the International Livestock Week in December. When the hammer of Col. Carey M. Jones fell announcing the sale of the last of 79 club calves last Tuesday, another brilliant chapter was closed in the history of calf club auctions at Chicago. Altogether 2,263 head of calves were sold in eleven weekly auctions this year bringing the total calves to 10,438 in the last seven years for which the boy and girl owners have received :$1,347,712.33. The honor of having produced the top calf for the year is still held by George Lund of Marshall-Putnam county whose 1,090 Hereford sold at $14.75. Select Better Calves. Those who have followed these auctions for the past seven years 'have been able to clarly note its effect on the feeding operations of the boys and girls. Once having had the opportunity of observing what the buyers want the young people have selected better calves and through intensive feeding turned out a better product. The next sale to be held will be held in connection with the junior feeding contest at the International Livestock Exposition which takes place November 29 to December G. Calves will be sold at a special auction held December 5. At the Tuesday auction of this week the 79 calves sold averaged 940 pounds and brought an average price of $12.43. The top was $14.50 paid by Armour for an 880 pound Angus fed by Elaine & Jr. Allen of DeKalb county, Illinois. Republican Candidate for State Representative Vote for John P. Mersch Democratic Candidate for COUNTY SUPERVISOR First District Kossuth County Mr. Mersch stands for economy and will servo his district faithfully. FARM BUREAU ADDS NEW MEMBERS Cleaning Out of Hog Pens and Boarding up Cracks Helps Prevent Flu. AGE LIMIT FOR 4 H BOYS RAISED LATELY, N. J. Drinlnall Antes, Iowa Hearings Concerning Proposal of the Packers for Modification of Packers' Consent Decree Continued. (By E. R. Morrison, Co. Agent.) Many townships with the assistance of J. H. Schroeder, of Carroll county working on behalf of the state farm bureau federation have added almost one hundred names to the membership 1st of the Kossuth county farm bureau. With both old and new members the farm bureau now represenst a total in the county of 941 families as compared to 695 at the close of 1929. Townships adding new names this fall include: Springfield, Hebron, Lcd- ?ard, Lincoln, German, Buffalo, Fen»n, Btirt, Lotts Creek, Union, Plum ireek, Whittemore, Cresco, Irvington, Prairie, Garfield and Sherman. Why Some Dairymen Succeed. "What is you time worth?" This was the question wnich was asked hi an exhibit perpared by the Extension Service, Ames, at the Waterloo 'Dairy Cattle congress. Four cows, the poorest one representing the average Iowa cow which produced 175 pounds of jutterfat per year and the best one representing a cow which produced 450 pounds of butterfat was used in the exhibit. The 450-pound cow returned aproximately twice as much per hour for labor as the 175-pound cow. This was a. very interesting exhibit and illustrated very plainly the difference .n individuality among the dairy cows, a difference which is of utmost value to every dairyman and can be told only by keeping records and thereby knowing exactly what the cow is producing and what the profit if any, above feed costs is. Kossuth cow testing associations are being reorganized now. If interested send word at once to the farm bureau office in Algona. Care Prevents Hog "Flu." Because of the prolonged drought, many swine raisers are likely to be caught unprepared to care for their pigs properly during the first fall rains and chilly nights when swine flu i* likely to occur, according to Dr. K. Wi Stouder, veterinarian in the extension service, Iowa State College. A few precautions will prevent much of the flu according to Dr. Stouder. Accumulations of dust and manure should be cleaned out of the winter sleeping quarters. The house should be made free from drafts or cold winds. Cracks and doors on the north and west should be closed but the south side may be left ocen until cold weather comes. After that, care should, be taken that the ventilation system works .properly without floor drafts. The houses may be beoftled With clean, dry material such as straw, hay or corn fodder. Corn fodder is excellent bedding as it is clean, wears well and absorbs much moisture without becoming wet. Putting the corn fodder in the houses with the corn on it and allowing the pigs to do the shredding will bring the pigs into the shelter and get them accustomed to sleeping there. Care should be taken that pigs are in the house on cold, rainy nights. Since feeding has some influence on the ease with which a pig resists the flu the corn ration should be balanced with plenty of protein feed, pasture, or forage, as long as it lasts, and good mineral mixture. Four-H Affe Limit Raised. The state Four-H club department has just recently raised the age limit. for Four-H boys from 18 to 19 years. The rule reads: "To be eligible for Four-H club work a boy must be over 10 years of age and not past 19 years of age on the first day of January, in the year he is to enter the work." The rule applies to the baby beef club, all pig clubs, sheep clubs, colt clubs, poultry and corn clubs. The ruling does not affect the dairy calf nor purbred heifer club at the present time. This rule was made to take care of a group of members at an age where many are at home and not yet herd owners. It also comes in line with the age limits of other states, such as Nebraska and Missouri and places Iowa on an equal basis for interstate competition. Join Baby Beef Club Now. Boys interested in joining the baby beef club should do so now and secure their calves as soon as possible. This is very necessary since good care and proper feeding, while the calf is still young will help to make prize winners at the time of the fair. The baby beef club offers a splendid opportunity for boys not only in the feeding and care of calves, but along many other lines. The age limit for members is from ten to twenty inclusive, which is an extension of one year on the maximum age in comparison with previous years. No other important rules have been changed. If any boys are interested we would appreciate their filling out the blank below and returning it to tlie farm bureau office at an early date. We will be glad to send detailed information and also assist in locating calves. Enrollment Card. Name Age.... Address Twp Have you selcted your calf or calves (Yes or No.) How many do you plan to fed? Breed Do you want us to help you select a calf? (Yes or No). Number wanted Packers' Consent Decree. Hearing concerning the proposal of the packers for a modification of the packers' consent decree was continued iast week before Associate Justice Jennings Bailey of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. F. E. Mollin, Denver, secretary of the American National National Live Stock Association, favored modification of the decree to allow packers to engage in retail busi- tor of Prairie Farmer, is ness, but opposed allowing packers to L treasurer, acquire ownership of stockyards. Expressing disappointment over results of retailing through chain stores, particularly on account of their alleged rect, the policies of this station here- emphasis on medium grade instead o't \ after. An option for purchase has also high grade meats, Mr. Mollin assert-1 been executed. Through the organiza- NEW RED CROWN THYL GASOLINE- V)j *M D. D. Roetof* Sioux Center. Iowa JL HE sales of New Red Crown Ethyl soar steadily. Its leadership is unquestioned. An engine fueled with this knockless gasoline fears no road or route. Smoothly—quickly it picks up speed. Smoothly—silently — it Jicks up the miles. That explains the aniarhig acceptance of New Red Crown Ethyl. This super-volatile gasoline is making motoring pleasanter for more and more customers every day. ETHYL GASOLINE CORPORATION W YORK,US E. M. Uec-d Burr O<ib, Iowa This Symbol Is Your Guarantee A FEW IOWA MEN WHO SELL NEW RED CROWN ETHYL Jno. Lincl Mr. Pleasant, H. W. Stctiler ttclle Pluii\c t Iowa STANDARD OIL COMPANY (Indiana) Schedule of Standard Oil Company (Indiana) Sponsored Football Broadcasts Over Station WG N October 25—Wisconsin at Purdue November 1—Princeton at Chicago November 8—Purdue at Chicago November 15— Wisconsin at Northwestern November 22— Notre Dame a/ Northwestern November 29— Army-Notre Dame at Chicago 5215 ed that "the spread between the pro- i tion it is hoped to insure control of at ducer and the consumer in livestock | least one prominent wave length to business slows up consumption and sti- middle west agriculture, mulates a bargain sale which backs up ] Eleven agricultural groups are repre- on to the producers unfavorably." i sented including the A. F. B. P., the "If packers retail their own meats | Illinois, 1'owa, Indiana, Michigan and we feel that we will have an industry retailing meat which is the live stock industry. be advantageous to us, interested in This should he said. "At present retail men, restaurants, hotels, and dining cars maintain their prices to constant and do not allow them to fluctuate readily with wholesale and producer prices." Change in Distribution. Fredick S. Snyder, Boston wholesale food merchant and chairman of the Board of the Institute of American Meat Packers, predicted a groat change in the distribution end of the meat industry as a result of the so-called quick freezing process, if this is generally applied. This process is said to retain the original flavor of the meat and to add a certain degree of tenderness. The meat would be cut, frozen, and packed in retail packages at packing plants and shipped in refrigerator cars to retailers who could sell the meat in package form to the consumer. Mr. Snyder asserted that this method of distributing meat products had not been put into extensive operation because the retail merchandiser generally does not have suitable refrigerating apparatus for handling meat prepared in this manner. He stated that this process could be utilized for meats and also in the shipment and preservation of other perishable foods. Hearings are expected to continue for some time M. S, Winder on Board. Executive Secretary, M. S. Winder, has been named a member of the board of directors of the recently organized Agricultural Radio Association Earl C. Smith, president Illinois Agricultural Association is president of the Association; Q. W. C. McQueen, presi- dnet of the Pure Milk Association, is vice president; and C. V. Gregory, edi- secretary- The new organization has contracted with owners of radio station WLS, Chicago, to control, determine and di- Wisconsin Farm Bureaus, the Pure Milk Association, Chicago & St. Louis Producers' Associations, the Prairie Farmer and Nebraska Farmer. To Meet in Kansas City. Led by Sam H. Thompson, president of the A. F. B. F. farm bureau leaders from many sections of the country arc this week attending the annual meeting of the National Tax Association at Kansas City, Missouri, President Thompson was the featured speaker on Tuesday. On Friday, executive secretary, M. S. Winder will join the group in ii meeting cf the A. F. B. F. taxation committee which will convene immediately upon adjournment of the tax association meeting. Among the farm bureau leaders who will attend the A. F. B. F. meeting in addition to that of the tux associa ioii are Dr. John Brindley, Iowa; Wayne Newton, Michigan; John C. Watson. Illinois; Charles R. White, president of the New York Farm Bureau Ferera- tion and o'hers. Mr. White will re- pri\sent the tax commis.sion of the slate of New York at the convention of the tax association. Congregational Crurch. There will be no preaching service next Sunday. Sunday School at ten o'clock, to which parents and friends are specially invited, where each may take a part. Let us develop the truu spirit of the Christ. A special meeting of the teachers and helpers of the Sunday School is called, to be held following the school hour. there. And don't forget to bring your Bibles. Owing to the fact that we open another evangelistic campaign on next Lord's Day, it will be impossible for us to fellowship with you over Sunday, but Rev. Lang will preach at 9:45 and Sunday School will convene at ten- forty-five a. in. Will you not make an especial effort to make the attendance just as larije as possible on that morning? —H. Nell Malen, pastor. Typewriter ribbons at this office. ate Glass v broken auto door and windshield glass replaced while you wait. VW\^ :0:0x>:000w BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA BOARS o .March and April Boars. The big litters. Iinnunu! and priced Galbraith Union. Our hearts have been made glad by the splendid report that has corn" to us of the attendance and interest in the mid-week prayer mee'ing and Bible study class during our last absence. We are looking forward to being present ourself tomorrow (Friday) evening and 'would be glad tp see all the Sunday School scholars and friends ! H. H. GREGORY & SON Rutland, Humbolclt county, Iowa, 10-20*-tf 0x>:0x>»;0x>:0:0x>:0x>xo:c0»xc0xcaac^»3»»»»»» swwjuwjwjwjwwwww, ANNOUNCEMENT * 1 have leased the barbel- shop in the basement of the Sawyer building (formerly Comity Savings Hank ) and will be assisted bv E. P. Ivvan. Hjelmer Bjelland 18-19* r ^ *„-*„ JVWWVWUWVW^^

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