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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1933, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE DECEMBER 27 1933 NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS THIS PAGE EDITED BY ARTHUR PICKFORD PORK SHORTAGE NOT TO FOLLOW CORNHOG SETUP Normal Needs of American People Have Been Taken Into Account The governments cornhog pro Suction control program which seeks to reduce hog Marketing by at least 25 per cent in win not cause a shortage of pork products in the United States according to the extension service at Iowa State college Normal needs of the American people for pork and lard and also for the probable export demand dur ing the coming year have been taken into full account in planning the program according to advices to the extension service from Secre tary of Agriculture Wallace The program is an attempt to prevent oversupplying the most profitable demand and thereby to bring about p substantial Increase in the buying power of a large block of farmers especially in the middle west Vast changes in foreign and domes tic demand since ths war have left the United States with an excess of at least one hog In every six grown In the corn belt In recent years and an excess of around 20 million acres of corn Hog production in this country has remained high with federally inspected slaughter averaging around 54 million head annually On the other hand American exports of pork and lard have declined from iabout 2 billion pounds in 1923 to 711 million pounds in 1932 the amal lest in 50 years The resulting ex cess of pork and lard on the do mestic market has driven prlves to record low level and has prevented their rise Hog production increased after the World war as more corn be came availlable for hog feeding be cause of the decline in the number of horses and mules Now nearly onehalf or around 42 per cent of the corn crop is fed to hogs Acreage of corn is the key to the problem Corn production must be reduced to help bring the supply of hogs into better balance with ef fjuetivo demand That balance is es sential to the restoration of parity prices in the corn belt PULSE OF THE FARM I am wondering how long It will be before wa Americana awaken to the fact thatthe baao of practically all the daring holdups kidnapings and most of the murders is in the indiscriminate possession of flre arms The habit of carrying concealed weapons is a leftover from the early pioneer days when it was in a mea sure justified in frontiers where Jaw enforcement was hard and bor der ruffians plentiful The increasing instances of three or four men robbing a store crowd ed with shoppers in broad daylight and getting away with the swag indicate that no one is safe any where or at any time Carrying concealed weapons is an American habit just as spitting on the sidewalk Was less than a gen tration ago It can be cured If hunters must pay a license to have a gun and may not use It at other than specified times and may not carry it out of its case or ready for use Jn an autqmobile It would seem that pistols could be rcgu Jated One cannot store high ex plosives wherever he takes a notion to nor buy deadly poisons without giving a good reason for their pos session The idea of personal lib erty does not allow one with a case of smallpox to wander around as one chooses It Is high time we regulated the gun toter so that he would be re garded as dangerous as a man car rylng around a quart of nltroglycer Jne Poets ask a code granting them 3100 a week Commendable flight of fancy on the part of the Oakland Tribune ORA BAYLESS AUCTIONEER Phone 8883 Mason City YOUR BEST MARKET HIDES AND FURS Wolf Bros 310 F1FTH ST S W IT SEEMS TO ME A Weekly Farm Page Feature Presenting the Views of Rep resentative North Iowa Fanners and Farm Wives on Im portant Economic and Governmental Questions of the Day long have you been driving a rural mall route I have been delivering mail from Plymouth and Rock Falls for IT years I have traveled about 101500 miles of country roads Are conditions better or worse for you than whon you began In some respects better in others not All roads that have been graveled are better of course but the dirt roads are better only as they are kept clean of weeds and dragged Sometimes under our present sys tem it is not possible for one man to cover his territory before it gets too hard to make a smooth road Bet ter work is now being done by the smoothers since they have pneu matic tires on the machines They keep the machine from slipping What change has the coming of tie auto made to rural mall earn ing The farmer gets his mail sooner In the day but it costs the carrier more to do it One of the big costs la that it is necessary when snow fills the roads to use horses that are idle most of the rest of the year The auto sled is quite expensive and not very successful in loose dry snow Then there is the differ ence in width between auto wheels and aled runners The auto sled has to be of one width or the other and where a route goes over all kinds pf roads one would have to choose the aled track size How many boxes on your ronto Do they take dally pnps One hundred twenty Most of them take a dally paper Has the depression lessened your Christmas mall Yea Quite materially I had 68 packages in three days and I have bad 75 tmckages in one day in pre vious years The Christmas card mail was heavier How many miles ol dirt road have you Fifteen and onehalf miles out of 33Vimiles Tell me some of the pleasant things that happen to you as a car rier There are a lot of them My pa trons cooperate with me in my ef forts to get the mail to them If I get stuck there is always someone to help me out Sometimes one or two of them will meet me at a junction point and take the mail for themselves and their neighbors and save me miles of traveling over the worst road If we want a road Improved we all work together and try to get it done What unpleasant things happen Mostly bad roads Sometimes a patron thinks I am arbitrary but I iave to do business according to the rules of the postoffice department try to use everyone alike It would not benefit me to show partiality What things would Improve tho service Better dirt roads Now that we iave so many unemployed it seems to me that there are dirt roads that I have to travel which are not much traveled by the general public I think it would pay to put a one track wide strip of gravel on such roads even if it were later covered up by making a higher grade Such roads do not need a high grade They will be the last onea to be Im proved A narrow atrip of gravel would make them passable in mud dy times when the auto cannot go on them as they are now Just now labor is plentiful and almost any kind gravel is better than black muck When the government asks for In formation do the farmers respond freely or not They do on my route If they dont I go to the farmer and get him to fill out the card Do you get much catalog house business Quite a bit of it One would think that ten cent stores would take some of the catalog house business but they are not much if any cheap er when the farmer reckons in the coat of gas in going to town RURAL MAIL C R LAMSON Far 17 years through fair weather and foul Mr Lamson has been the connecting link be tween the fanners around Ply mouth and Rock Falls and the big world outside Folks say he Is very dependable He knows farming from tho Inside hnv Ingbeen born on a farm at Montlcello Wls In 1887 He camo to Ccrro Gordo county in 1812 and worked for a short time In a lumber yard nt Kock Falls and then took the job of delivering mall One of his di versions Is being a Boy Scout leader nnd both Mr and Mrs Ijamson are willing workers for community benefit Seen Through a Windshield By A P red schoolhouse in dis trict No 5 Portland reddest schoolhouse in the county running open until the day before Christmas but weather man recoups himself just in time to give a cover of snow for a white Christmas of steaming autos after sudden zero drop in tempera ture Blame it on tho weather man who has cried Wolf Wolf so of en that no one believed him gob of concrete on end of timber on 16 foot loose Jointed linged farm gate counterbalancing It and big help in mud or a lazy mans idea and a good one Calcining a the operation of hcat ng an ore or mineral to such a tem perature that some of its constit lents such as carbonic acid or wa er cither mechanically held or chem cally combined are driven off FAVOR PAYMENT ON BEEF MILK Iowa Officials Give Approval to Emergency Benefit Plan WASHINGTON Dec 27 General approval of a plan to spend on emergency benefit pay ments to beef and milk producers waa expressed by Iowa officlils who responded to Secretary Wal laces recent request for opinions Telegrams made public by the farm administration today con cerned the plan discussed in a meet ing last week between Wallace and leaders of the dairy and beef indus tries Senator Murphy wired On the basis of my present information I shall vote for making beef a basic commodity and creating a revolving fund as you suggested He added if President Roosevelt supported the move it probably would be re ported favorably by the agricul tural committee Reasonable Plan Governor Herring said lie favored any reasonable plan to rarry us over this period until measures which I am convinced will correct this situation become operative Representative JacoBsen D In formed Wallace ha indorsed the plan and you can depend on me to go all the way I heartily o k your actions about to be taken regarding beef and dairy products telegraphed Representative Willford They need help immediately Called Only Fair Representative Gllchrist R said Manufacturers financiers tradesmen carriers and commerce are receiving substantial help from government advancements credits and subsidies under the present pro gram He added it was no more than fair that milk and beef pro ducers should be treated likewise Gov Tom Berry of South Dakota a cattle man himself approved the proposed payment plan but urged that production control be coupled with it RIDER ALLOWS EARLIER USE OF CORNHOG MONEY Waiver Authorizes County Committee to Make Adjustments Farmers who take part in the cornhog plan offered by the agri cultural adjustment administration may obtain a comparatively early payment of their benefits under this plan by signing a waiver or rider attached to the cornhog contract according to word received by M E Olson county agent The waiver authorizes county allotment committee to make neces sary adjustment in its figures for corn and hog production on the farm concerned as given in the con tract by the farmer and pledges the signer to accept such adjust ments This rider which becomes part of the contract was worked out by the cornhog section of the AAA in order to speed up as much as possible the cash payments to producers Must Give Information Each grower will give in his corn hog contract detailed information on various crops particularly the acreage and yield of corn and the number of hogs farrowed and mar keted on the average during the past two years Dec 1 1931 to Dec 1 1933 This information pro vides the basis for the reduction payments The figures supplied will be checked by the various com munity committees and when ap proved with or without adjustment will be passed on to be checked by the county committee to becor rect and on about the same basis as the average of the county1 they will be tentatively approved and sent at once to Washington for preliminary acceptance by the Sec retary of Agriculture If the waiver has not been signed ana if adjustments are found acc essary by the committee the con tract will have to go back to the signer for his acceptance of the ad justmeuts before it can be forward ed to Washington for acceptance Will Alter Payments The first reduction payment will be made on the basis of these pre liminary acceptances Further ad justments found necessary later in the final checkup by the county al lotment committee in order to bring the aggregate figures for the coun ty into iine with government statis tics on corn acreage and hog pro duction will be distributed pro rata among all individual producers contracts Any final adjustments that will have to be made will alter tile final payments either up or down depending on the figures ten tatively accepted the first time It is especially important for all growers to determine their produc tion figures as accurately as possi ble particularly If they desire to oh tain early payments through use of the contract rider Correct fig ures in all contracts will speed up the work of the community and county committees and therebv has ten the final approval of all con tacts which will be sent to Wash ington for payment Illinois Abolishes Tax on Real and Personal Property SPRINGFIELD 111 Dec 27 OB today abolished its state tax on real and personal property The state tax levy board elim inated for 1934 the state tax and announced that revenues which have been obtained from property would be replaced by the 2 per cent retail sales tax The decision waa reached as the board consisting of Gov Henry Homer State Treasurer John C Martin and State Auditor Edward J Barrett held its annual meeting A year ago the levy board in creased the state tax from 35 to 50 cents on each 5100 assessed pro perty valuation Under the federal code for dis tillers special efforts will be made strictly to limit production of pink monkeys cerise elephants with wings and similar Dally SHORT COURSE IN CRESCO TO OPEN Plans Made for Subjects of Special Interest to Farm Boys CRESCO Dec are being made for the 1934 short course said N R Schroder instruc tor in vocational agriculture at the Cresco high school We have several reasons for of fering such a course said Mr Schroder A few of the most im portant are That perhaps some farm boys are not able or did not care to go to high school but feel now that there are a number of things they would like to hnow and many things of value they have forgotten since leaving schoolthat many new things have come in since they left school am1 so they did not have an opportunity to study them and that a number of boys are too busyduring the fall and spring to spend the whole year in school but can attend a short time ciurimj the winter This course will begin Jan 8 con tinuing for six weeks and ending Fob 16 Classes wll begin at 9 a m and close at p m daily thus making it possible for those driving to get homo for chores etc Liquor Taverns in Chicago Must Either Behave or Close Up CHICAGO Dec 27 14 liquor taverns already closed Mayor Edward J Kelly today warned bar room proprietors to either behave or close up He declared city licenses would be revoked from any of Chicagos 8000 taverns allowing sale of drinks to minors or providing gath ering plcces for Judge Hunts Home Among First Built Erected m Portland Township in 1875 JOHN M HUNT HOUSE In the northeast quarter of sec tion one in Portland township Ccrro Gordo county stands this stone oldest inhabited house in the county It was built by John M Hunt in 1857 The walls are of rough stone which have been plastered over some years ago Inside there are studding with lath made by splitting rough boards Into narrow strips and the house is said to be dry and com fortable in cold weather Of Native Wood Much of the dimension lumber is of native wood and the floor sup ports are hewn timbers The porch Is a late addition and the window panes were formerly small probably 8 by 10 in size It is likely that the walls rest on bed rock which ac counts for their good condition to day When built It was in the edge of some god timber and no doubt there was a spring Ideal situa tion for a pioneer home John K Hunt or Judge Hunt as lie was called was a rather prom inent figure in early history of Floyd and Cerro Gordo counties He must have lived in Floyd county for some time before 1854 The title Judge is somewhat misleading The county judge of those days had much the same place as the county supervisor of today In the develop ment of northern Iowa unorganized counties were attached to organized camtles for judicial and revenue Mitchell Floyd Howard Worth anil Franklin were attached to Chickasaw county Petitioned Judge In 1854 citizens of Floyd county petitioned Judge Lyon of Chickasaw for a separate and distinct county government andhe ordered an elec tion of county officers at which 85 votes were cast and John M Hunt was chosen county judge of Floyd township which then embraced all of Floyd county Hunt claimed that he named Cerro Gordo county Early in the spring of 1855 It was attached to Floyd county and treated as one of its civil townships but in August 1855 the Influx of settlers was such that they petitioned for a separate county government and Judge Hunt ordered an election of county offi cers in Cerro Gordo The county was divided into four townships Lake Canaan Falls and Owen Canaan embraced the territory ad jacent to and north of Mason City At the election John B Long was chosen county judge Mr Hunt must have moved from some point In Floyd county to Cerro Gordo for the county history notes among the arrivals in Portland township in 1858 one John M Hunt The third general assembly of Iowa In 1851 set off 50 new counties in the northern and northwestern part of the state Cerro Gordo being among them but it was not until Aug 7 1855 that the first election county officers occurred In 1859 the general assembly changed the form of local govern ment and a board of supervisors was created to take over much of the work of the county court The board of supervisors first convened at Mason City Jan 7 1861 EHsha Randall was chosen chairman and the members were E Randall Ma son J J Rogers Geneseo A C Owen Owen John M Hunt John Gardner Lake and C W Tenney Falls Mr Hunt seems to have been a versatile man for lie is Hated as the first superintendent of schools in Ccrro Gordo This was in 1858 and he received 158 votes Falls township at first Included a large part of Portland townshlo and at the first election in 1857 John SI Hunt was chosen for one of the trustees In 1862 during the Indian trou bles a comnany comoosed of John M Hunt Elijah Wiltfongr Joseph Perrett C W Tenney and three others went from Falls townshin to Mankato Mfnn expectingto fJfht Uie Indians but some United States troops had arrived before them and nut down the uprising From the foregoing it will be seen that John M Hunt was a rath or Important person His farm was not large possiblv not over 80 acres The present occupant Is Glenn Bishop and he is about the sixth owner since the first patent waa issued by the government In 1855 Condensed milk is the fresh milk of cows from which a considerable nart of the water hss been removed by evaporation to a scmlfiuid condi tion and to whlcli sugar is usually although not always added to aid in preserving it NEW DEAL PUTS UP SOLUTION FOR MILK SITUATION Producers Problems Are Revealed in Drama of Typical Community Scene Conference room in a hotel in X city Iowa People Milk dis tributors dairy farmers four men from Washington another from a nearby city and consumers There you have the setting for one of the most significant acts in the New Deal It is a roundtable powwow on the milk problem in X city Iowa Held right there So that everybody who has anything to say about it can be heard they are getting point out the wastes to say what price they can pay to learn what it costs to deliver milk to their doorstep to suggest cutting out unnecessary services to make certain consumers are ade quately represented on any milk control board that may be set up to administer the agreement Farmers who have been supply ing mlk to X city havent been making much lately Theyre broke or near broke Distributors have been conpeting furiously with each other cutting prices to get trade they want a new deal Consum ers trying to make ends meet on low pay have had to cut down on milk They want more milk at prices they can pay And now these people have got together to thrash out this problem They are meeting with men from the Agricultural Adjustment Ad ministration which was given the job by Congress of building up the purchasing power of farmers com modites and at the same time pro tecting consumers Milk is the most Important single farm commodity It is perhaps the most important single food for con sumers The four men from Washington are there to learn To get the real facts about milk in X city To help put together an agree ment that will be fair to everybody An agreement that will work One of the men comes from the Marketing Division of the Admin istration Another from the Legal Division A third represents the Consumers Counsel The fourth is the Hearing Clerk The man sitting at the table who cornea from a nearby city is the Enforcement Of ficerHis job as Ills title shows is to help enforce any agreement drawn up in that region Before this conference takes place a tentative plan has already been suggested by the producers and dis tributors of milk in X city With these suggestions the experts in the administration have drawn up an proposed agree ment There are probably many clauses in this proposed agreement One clause must be there A clause that gives farmers better prices than they got in those long ago days before tho war Unless the agree ment boosts farmers prices it does nt have a chance The idea is to make better consumers of farmers by giving them a chance to earn a decent living Another clause may fix prices to consumers Another may make spe cial exceptions to these prices for schools hospitals and relief agen cies Licenses for distributors may be in the agreement too Provisions for giving each fanner an equal share In the market Each detail of the agreement may represent some privilege one party to the agreement would have to give up maybe more than the other Ob viously the effect of the agreement must be to put some order into milk supplies and diatribution Consumers are concerned with cv every detail of the plan They must pay the bill If prices to consumers must go up to give the farmers a better break consumers should be sure the farmers really get the breaks If the higher prices are go Ing to cut down milk consumption that should be known Buying less milk will help nobody After the marketing legal and consumer experts have gone over lue the proposed agreement in Wash ington and the secretary of agricul ture lias recommended the agjea ment for a public hearing notice is sent to the city There on the spot farmers dis tributers around the table with the government ex their chance to say what they like about this agree ment To pick it to pieces to sug gest changes or to throw the whole thing out and start all over again Everybody is ot milk whether they buy pints or is their chance to say what they think about the service DEAD Animals of All Kinds Removed Mason City Rendering Co Wo pay phone cnils Phone 10SM5 We Pay More for HIDES and FURS CARL STEIN Before iou Siill ID LIKE TO THINK Id like to think when life Is done That I had filled a needed post That here and there Id paid my fare With more than idlo ialk and bOUSt That I had taken gifts divine The breath of life and manhood fine And tried to uso them now and then In service to my nien Never before since the days when distributing milk became a specialized consum ers had the chance to say what they think about prices They could only atop buying when they didnt get what they wanted Heres their chance to talk The record is carefully kepi So that no suggestions for changes or improvements are lost No criticisms of this or that provision For this record is the basis on what they wanted Heres their worked out Finally the testimony is all in The men from Washington pack up their papers and their bags and re turn to the capital There page by page the testi mony of producers distributors and consumers of X city is gone over A final agreement is drawn up One that seems to meet as near ly as requirements the special problems of X city If the agreement as finally drawn Is initialed by the secretary of agriculture it Is then sent back to the producers and distributors for signature IE signed by them It is returned to Washington for final signature by the secretary With this the agreement goes into force Because no agree ment can be perfectly drawn so that it pleases everybody it is made effective only for a limited period After that it can be revised or even drawn all over again Out of this trial and error method a sound efficient economical service should be developed Successor of Hauge Land Bank Director to Be Named Friday WASHINGTON Dec 27 Election returns from farm loan as sociations in Iowa Nebraska South Dakota and Wyoming were being compiled today by the farm credit administration which Indicated an nouncement of a successor to A O Hauge who resigned last summer as a director of the federal land bank of Omaha would be made Fri day Bureau Makes Plans for Conference Jan 2426 The annual Iowa Farm Bureau conference will be held at the Shrine temple in Des Molnes Jan 2J to 2G inclulve The various con tests including mens quartet wo mens quartet orchestrannd choruE contests will be held as a part of the conference with a large number of contestants entered Outstanding leaders in the Farm Bureau during the past year will be given special recognition ns well as townships which have done particularly good work Citrus trees in the lower Rio Grande Valley damaged by terrific storms last summer are reported to be making rapid recovery W J MURPHY AUCTIONEER Phono 1977 Mason City Iowa Better Farming Better Roads SHORT COURSE IN AMES OPENS FOR STATE 4H BOYS Lectures Demonstrations Contests Scheduled on Program AMES Dec club boys from all sections of Iowa In cluding many from various counties In North Iowa gathered here Wed nesday for the annual boys short course at Iowa State college Although cold weather was expected to reduce attendance it was hoped total registration might reach the 400 mark before the courses close Friday Lectures and demonstrations by tho resident college staff Instruc tion In livestock and crops produc tion and soils works are on the pro gram Latest experiments con ducted by the chemistry department on foods and nutritions will also be exhibited Use of power on the farm will be presented by the engineering department Contests planned during the course include those in both crops and livestock judging Special awards will begiven The 4H club corn show is also attracting many en tries The onual 4H convention was being held Wednesday and Thurs day Verald Brown of Franklin county is president of this group Wheat Checks Total for Iowa A total of 59216264 in checks had been written in Washington up to December 10 as first adjustment payments under th i wheat program of the agricultural adjustment ad ministration Farmers in Iowa will receive of this total of checks al ready cleared Largest payments so far have gone to Monona county with a total of 552147 Checks are being written for Tex as Oklahoma and Oregon states in whclh the wheat program was completed somewhat later than in the central and eastern wheatbelt BAREEMTSMA AUCTIONEER Specializing in Farm Sales Thoue 53F3B Rt 1 Ventura la FARM SALE DATES CLAIMED Thursday Dec 28 a Auction Sale Lunds Sale Stables on Highway 18 at east edge of Mason City Thursday Bee 28 1 p Public Sole I H Ijicoste 1 mtlo cost and y4 of a milo south of ttuda Earlc Pyle auctioneer Friday Dec 29 1 p lic Sale W F Butz miles north and mile west of Meservey Ora Baylesa auctioneer Thursday Jan 4 1 p lic Sale John Larson D miles north of Clear Lake Carl M Shelino auctioneer Friday Jan 5 1 p Pnlmcrton mllo west and 1 mile south of Hanlontown Carl sr She I mo auctioneer Sale Dates Arc Listed Free of Charge in This Space Each Wednesday If you want your sale listed just send in tho place date and owners name to tho GlobeGa zette attention of V C Hicks SOME CHILDREN ARE VERY UNFORTUNATE JN THEIR CHOICE OF PARENTS Thrifty motorists choose the Central Battery and Electric Co as the place to buy ignition parts and carburetor parts Our stock of genuine replacement parts is COMPLETE You can get WHAT you want WHEN you want at a reasonably low price kELECTRlcYoV PHONE 494 IITM9 SODELAWARE AVE ;