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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE WEDNESDAY AFK 3 z Ti NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS BETTER ROADS BETTER FARMING THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD BETTER SOCIAL LIFE BETTER SCHOOLS 1929 PLANTING PLANS ARE GIVEN Usual Crop Acreages Is Aim of Farmer U S Report Shows Farmers in the United States planning to plant about the Htual crop acreages in 1929 accord ing to report issued by the U S department of agriculture The report shows farmers Inten tion to decrease Durham wheat by 195 per cent corn by 6 of 1 per cent oats 8 of 1 per cent potatoes 106 per cent to increase spring Wheat other than Durham 83 per cent barley 62 per cent and flax 89 per cent Intended decrease in com acreages are expressed in all states except South Dakota and Ne braska Wisconsin Alabama Missis sippi Texas and Colorado In all other important corn states inten tions to increase are expressed In the important oat producing fetates Ohio Illinois Michigan and Kansas farmersintend to decrease acreages In all other states the same acreages as 1928 or increases are intended Barley acreages will fee reduced materially in Ohio In diana Illinois and Iowa The large Increases followed severe winter killing of wheat last year In Iowa the decreased corn and barley acre age is due largely to the fact that the seedings have been apparently comingt thru the season in better condition while in 1928 a large amount of clover was plowed up on account of severe winter killing f There is a surprising tendency towards increasing legume crops and establishing permanent rota tions This tendency is true over the entire United Spates in that all states show intention to cut a larger acreage of hay in 1929 than in 1928 Floyd Women Present New Phase of Public Health for Mothers CHARLES CITY April aew phase of public health 13 to be presented to the women of Floyd county during the week of April 15 This work is under the direction of Miss Alma E Bartz R N of the extensiondivision of the State Uni ofIowa r cojatyand jdty ay the Farm Bureauand coun ty P T As Everypnasa of the Womans life is to tie touchedupon An exhibit for the welfare of moth ers arid infants will be on display This work is made possible thru a federal and state law It is one of the three departments of Iowas SheppardTowner plan under the di vision of maternity and infant hy giene The other two departments are the dental hygiene and infant hygiene A two reel film Well Born will fce shown Purebred Cattle Boost Production AMES April per cent of the cows with butterfat produc tion records of more than 400 pounds iu Iowa cow testing associa tions are purebreds accordingto Floyd Johnston dairy husbandry extension worker at Iowa State col lege Study of the yearly records of all cows on test in Iowa teat associa tions shows that in general the purehreds excel the grades During 1928 the purebreds produced an av erage of more than 1000 pounds of milk and 30 pounds of fat more than the grades Likewise the pure breds each returned more above feed cost than the grades That cow testing association members are coming to recognize the superiority of purebreds is shown by the fact that 90 percent of the herd sires in association herds now are purebred according to Johnston High producing herds now are being developed which con sist chiefly of purebreds If that other chap really killed Goliah with a sling maybe David got credit in one account because he wrote the order from a dugout at G H Review P ULSE OF THE FARM By AKTHUK PICKFORD Four years ago when Coolidge was inaugurated more than 80 guests gathered at the home ct Henry Bruchner in Grant township Cerro Gordo county to enjoy the novelty of hearing the proceedings over the radio Last March 4 they had no company because all the neighbors have radios and couJd hear it at home So soon do luxur ies become necessities IMPORTANT IF TRUE BUT IS IT TRUE There is an article going the rounds of the press to the effect that this spring is a month late but on the inside of a certain old seedei box is marked the date of the be ginning of seeding on a Cerro Gordo farm for about 20 years and there are three dates in March Most of them are in the first 10 days of April However spring must be here for the boys are playing marbles and flying kites and some of the old hens are getting broody WHERE NEIGHBORS ARE NEIGHBORS Those of our readers who have never lived in the country and do not know country people will find it hard to get the inside of this in cident Near Aredale there was to he a funeral of a well1 known farmer Roads were almost impassable for autos Instead of sending flowers or in addition there to 14 teams and 28 men worked all Sunday afternoon and Monday morning hauling gravel into the bad places and and on the day of the funeral teams were sta tioned at three of the doubtful spots to pull the cars out if they were not able to make it on their own power THESE COOPERATIVES ADS ABE READ The CoOperative creameries some of the lumber yards are doing good advertising Something new every week for the farmers family to read and they get the habit of looking for the next one SINGLE MEN WANTED FOR FARM WORK On Mitchell County farms A Mitchell countypaper has this item That single men are ia demand this spring on Mitchell county Vanns is evidenced by the fact that four farmers appeared at the same time at the Farm Bureau office all looking for hired men At the present time the demand for men in this county far exceeds the sup ply IT IS A CASH PROPOSITION Now comes the Lyle CoOperative Creamery a member of the Land Oliakes organization with the Feb ruary report of creamery checks showing 30 that are more than The highest is 527104 and the aver age of the 30 is 514803 while Buf falo Center is just a shade off for February They have 27 patrons getting over 100 each The top is 22538 and the average DO YOU REMEMBER THESE THINGS When creamery butter was not bought by really nice people When farmers wives did a back door business by catering to the whims and tastes of their several customers in order to get two or cents a pound more than the creamery or the stores paid When cream was hauled all over the country on a hot day and all kinds went into the same tank Now creameries invite inspection as to methods and cleanliness In fiXofthejn enlarge sign declares e Bat Our Own Butter and most farmers buy their butter at the creamery It has to be good to bring a good price In New York or Chicago and certain trade brands guarantee quality WHY STOP AT BUTTERMAK1NG Now the creamery has taken butter making out of the farm kitchen why not have a cooperative laundry and let the weeks washing go also This was advocated by some of the women in attendance at the an nual meeting of the Land OLakes creameries recently The men have quit grinding feed and do not haul their hogs to market any more so why should the housewife do the washing is their contention ITS A DOGGONE SHAME That the Butler county board of supervisors should be called on to allow 62 claims for damages done by dogs to the amount of nearly Fortunately the dog owners have to pay the bllL WELL ANYWAY WE BEAT THEM The only satisfaction we get out of the last lot of snow is that we must now be at the top of the list and close to 70 inches for the winter of 19289 WHO IS PLANTING APPLE TREES f The week of April 15 is set aside Forestry Week and April 19 is Arbor Day and Bird Day Without wanting to detract any thing from the effort to multiply trees in Iowa we ask Who is plant ing apple trees for the boys of 1940 In our travels about the country we saw no new orchards being planted and no young trees taking the plaie of those that have died in old orchards Less than a dozen well selected trees would give a family apples from harvest time until next May and every boy or girl who lives in the country should have apples so plentifully that they could throw them at a mark What plant we in this apple tree Fruits that swell in sunny June And redden in the August noon And drop when gentle airs come by That fan the blue September sky While children come with cries of glee And seek them where the fragrant grass Betrays their bed to those who pans At the foot of the apple tree 4H CLUB ACTIVITIES Cerro Gordo Girls Organized in All Townships Claim Everyone in the county connected with girls 4H club work has been working hard the past two weeks getting the clubs organized and started for the new year Every township in Cerro Gordo county has a 4H girls club with an adult lead er with the exception of one town ship and they expect to be organized within the next few days Cerro Gordo county will be the first coun ty in Iowa to have a 100 per cent or ganized county in girls club work The next training school for the club committee and club leaders will be on April 23 Nothing could be better than to have this meeting be a 100 per cent meeting that is to have every club leader present Miss Myrtle Johnston states Hiss Johnston home demonstra tion agent says the townships are all taking much niterest in the pro ject and they are all improving with their attendance and follow up meetings and the township project leaders and publicity chairmen ex pect to have a very interesting and helpful meeting with Miss Knowles on the scoring of the township for the state fair ori April 15 CIuH in Every Township Cerro Gordo 4H Slogan A girls 4H club in every town ship in Cerro Gordo county is the slogan of the 4H girls club com mittee of the Farm Bureau This goal has almost been reached The only townships which do not have definite leaders for their clubs to date are Dougherty Mount Ver non and Pleasant Valley Miss Myrtle Johnston home dem onstration agent is working on this thru cooperation of the project leaders and the club committee In some of the communities she has been held up on account of the roads being impassable This years project is canning At a recent training school for club leaders Miss Lulu Tregoning of the stata club department demonstrat ed the boning and canning of chick en Several chickens were brot in and the bones removed and the chickens canned This is the first lesson in the canning project The canning of other products will be aken up by the leaders as the sea son advances according tothe ruits and vegetables and otherpro ducts Portland Township Girls Organize 4H Club at Bishop Home The girls of Portland township gathered at the home of Mrs Glen Bishop Saturday afternoon to or ganize a 4H club The following of ficers were elected Miss Audrey Freese president Miss Evelyn Bis hop vice president Miss Idell Moore secretary and treasurer The club as a whole will act as program committee and Miss Ruth Gallup as reporter The leader is Mrs Glen Bishop The program for the April meet ing will be How to Cut and Can Meats by Evelyn Bishop Proper Way of CleaningVegetables by Audrey Freese Why We Eat Leafy Vegetables by Mae Gallup Demonstrations In Good Manners by Idell Moore Piano Solos by Evelyn Bishop and Ethel Johnson and lesson by Mrs Bishop Plans for the April meeting will be announced later A lunch was served by Mrs Bishop All of the girls in Portland town ship between the ages of 12 and 21 have been invited to the next meet ing county the poultry judging contest at the slate fair last year This club has 20 prospective members Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock a club will Be started in the eastern part of Lake township under the leadership of Mrs Clarence Clark A few other communities will or ganize as soon as their leaders can get the boys and girls together and other clutis are ready to start as soon as leaders can be found Forest City Grads of Iowa State Organize FOREST CTTY April a meeting of former students and graduates of Iowa State college a permanent organization was formed with H C Aaberg as president Jay B Brooker vice president M D Keeler secretarytreasurer W S Grotewold chairman of program committee and G L Costigan chairman of the banquet committee Poultry Clubs in Wright County Are Formed for Season CLABION April in 4H poultry club work was renewed in Wright county Friday March 27 when W M Vernon poultry special ist of Ames met with some of the club leaders to outline plans for this year The Grant center group of boys and girls were the first ppultry club organize this year Under the leadership of Mrs John Fenninger they met and elected officers George Tourtelotte was elected president Helen Fenninger vice president and Lucile Tourtelotte secretary and treasurer Mrs Harry Schmidt will be lead er for a poultry club in Lincoln township They met for the first time Tuesday after school at school No 6 Probably the largest poultry club In the county will be the Evergreen group which will hold its first meet ing Friday evening France Warner is leader of this club and he is being asalsted in Hanson and Gerald Kennedy two club boys who won for Wright Just Received a 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