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BY W
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HID United States govern
ment is now at work
upon one of the most am
bitious and, by the by,
one of the most interest
Ing projects It has ever
undertaken. It is noth
Ing short of a scheme for
moving the "corn bolt."
Or perhaps it would be
W more accurate to call it
a crusade for extending . ..
the "corn belt," for there is no de
sire to interfere with the growing of
our greatest agricultural staple in
that broad section of the country
where corn has long been the princi
pal standby of the farmor. The new
plan of the department of agricul
ture-for of course that is the branch
of our government machinery that has
charge of this new activity-is simply fgf
in effect to rake two blades of grass
grow where only one grew before.
Although all the world has been
gasping in astonishment these many
years past at the bumper crops of
corn this country turns out each year,
the experts of the government. some
time since came to the cbnelusion
that great as was the national corn
yield it was not as big as it ought to
be. Feurt hermore, they thought they
foresaw a time when, with our rapidly
growing population, the corn crop
would not. be any too big for our own
American appetito and, of course, if
that came to pass, we would lose more
or, less of our foreign trade, for a -amst.
quantity of Yankeo corn products now
find their way to (inler tables over
Senls.
On the theory of a stitch in time
the agricult ural sharps proceeded to
get busy over this impending prob
lem. First they set about. increasing
the yield of corn per aere and latterly
they have elitered upon the even moro
sigimficant mission of extending the
corn growing irca. As our readers
are aware most of the corn crop has
been grown heretofore in the middle
A.J
Of Ji TON
west-in states such as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
and Nebraska. But the government exports
scouting around~ soon1 came to the conclusion
that as goodl or better corn than America had
ever known c'ouldl be raised in prolific quantity
in the south if only the people south of Mason
and Dixon's line couldl be aroused to the pos
sibilities lying dornmant at their (leers.
Waking up these southern farmers to their
neglected opportunities is the present work of
one of the niost eflicient organizations in Uncle
Samn's agricultural corps. It was nothing short
of an inspiration that the experts hit upon the
planl of proving that their corni "ftair-y tales"
could come true through the medium of the
farmer boys of the south. The lads wvere enlisted
in this country wklo "demonstration work" and
46,000 of them have lately been giving their fa
thers object lessens right at home. WVhat is more,
many of the fathor-s have taken the lessons to
heart and after- seeing with their own eyes what
phenomenal yields can be madle if corn be cul
tivated as the "book chaps" at the agricultural
department prescribe they have beconme converts
to the new ideas and have announced that hence
forth they wvill cultivate corn thle way their sons
have been doing these0 past few months. It will
mean only a fraction mor-e time and work and it
means production doubled or trebled or Quad-.
rupled.
Of course the government gave instructions
to these lads as to how to till the soil in the most
advantageous manner, but the enthusiasm which
resulted in corn harvests that hlave made tile
whole world sit up and take notice was inspir-ed
by competitive contests for the winners in which
all sorts of prizes were offered-towvnship prizes,
village prizes, county prizes, state prizes, and
goodness knows what, all in the way of trophies
culminating in each state in a "gr'and prize" in
the form of a sightseeing trip to WVashington, all
expenses paid, for one boy. Of course, thle gov
ernment did not otfer these prizes. Uncle Sam
has no money available for such purposes, but
the department of agriculture engineered the
whole scheme and got the public-spirited citizens
of more than a dozen states so interested thlat
they put up the prizes mentioned. Individuals
such as bankers and merchlants and organiza
tiohs 'ouch as boards of trade, county superin
f endel s of education, chambers of commerce,
4tc., c ntributed to the list of prizes which in the
grand total footed up to more than $40,000 .
This whole movement, alike to other similar
educational crusades,'has been under the direc
tion of the division of farmers' co-operative dem
onstration work of the. department of agriculture*
4i~ the field officers of this instithition have
~rotght about 'ystematio effort on .the part of
the 1o'thf ul corn kroweres by organizing what
m's cfantipi
C!orn Urowe
AmDON lAWCffT
are known a cor
ypff/cgy j- cubs Th e a
NONO/(R O Nult grat nmbes o
.37'lPPNPNM' ownshi club al
#7 40/JMM oe te an --h
townshpbein the
stanard nit f oraniatio-andther ar
cont clb. naot60difrn onis
CircuOM'Lar ofz Visrctoprprd yD. .A
Knapp the overnent epertwho i theSo
omno hsmoeet r peae n
sentseveal imesdurng te yer t eac in
diviual oy ho i enrlle in his ork
Sed elcio ad h peprain f h
sil ar tae pfrti heecusso n
strutio by ail(suplemntedby he avic
of the field workers. ofth epr.et'h
attntin t the~: antrcton owhi scorn
plowe theiacrefromeigh thixee arce
dee adtoroughly ouver ther lad-tes
Ive moe caefu advcetsogvnh' bing the
thnard nitsuj of ernizationand onee re
)sony bs an ots 60adifhaeent countirs.
gorcufaroftnsbetrcton rparedhan ther. SA.r
hapve thee gblent pertc who als ther Sox
omoineb of thmoement, tare peparedungdr
dvinone oy h co nrolled i ths w ogeork
nS-fnged slion and he renanoton wolling
soul eae tateru fis gene nouses of nr
strucionaysh, (hsouppetc.a y agiuthea aice
and the efield orkervs, ofodh mdebarnyardwh
are woetinanlofcomvting abou tompring
yweld wn the biggtrie paidn-gry cmpeul
aetion o the instutsystemtis n bscoress
loed taneir With frmsegh okey sixterestede
deep adthoroghlyc putherie teroseedk hawks
there ismo caeuh opprtice for gienteptbos on
thevy ind, bu ctf addiiztion toti nuance oe rea
sncwy o mahodofandeselds the eatrthen fs
gofgoutren better orn opces thn thei faersal
therie backdo themiil isnvhatithe yusr
haveione reoft jth contep feoldoies orh
nitfaedies end have been notobnly inth
benmerto mate an towneoraltta knowledgeo ito
sh, oWash phosphonrusetcn.populagiturainth
lastdceneue. Bect ofdltovthcredit oflth bary
Thle whle supain o coang andcore.in
indsingu thisonr-iecorn-rofwheyong copti
tiones donedi awadin moth prysteat ad bufiess
like maner.meth fwcars ofkee intocnieresteon
oyse tching thahe oter's crops ike heawklss
Indeed ino muchn opprtuit ther areceondof
aykbtin addition to yed ths inranse the pb-s
ityer of metornrs and ed the deritent soy
agrctre hrppae itbynofcei the fhoried all
Nt wlte boanhoo theil inbigates any sus
pierosal reonrtutate yiPesdentrkersin the
United HSat censhavegton probin th thre
enum ae it cnieration in angtwiving ha eee o
show anse undeiese inortopuatongc thediomsf
lst ensu. tad to thebycrcledi hom ath boyh
chmncorn growers everyt nnsne ofthmhave
falenoder suicin then any scrde. tthi
renpeciakin cupnthe farecoro ther younghborn
cowldsean wardin thew pries hat ae offerm
,tlihedb overnew methodaoftakeinth cosierain
ofn coo utivtion disriutio other fcor.t
pIded ion gowing awas there a reosdetted
yNtal the bos who wond the many przs and0 wer
personlly ongrataed sblPedt aft inmth
AIME~l ///WMMFK.
~ s" ' yy
tose rz.aareVO Nld woar oitn
th a oicesdaeae fcr rdc
toase iere thiotenleh-enur wore groningr
therary t ingoeverocags ohaver appleod
tionnookeepn southds inital toebuina partiof
thsolustion nd the eated costs of g.dudc
oticame faept casnfaer tatua cthshoig
Theo ielmddrn thistetet-etr corn gron are
spunrtdsm of nopatical significante.aO the n
traylef ovrernmewhofil have e apied modve
ae bookeepin m32od to buhe busiones ser ofr
the proposition aontri the rtdl osst. prouc
ton .Mnssesscppptcountyf48rboytuaerageds.
Tuhe yield ae drngn Soth pastlinascontby
age boysproduced to70 bushels of corn per acr
acres. In another county in that same state 142
boys averaged 62 bushels per acre. One lad
made $1,000 from a single acre of corn. Jerry
Moore of Winona, S. C., the champion corn
gr-ower of the world, got the amazing yield of
228 bushels to the acre. Steve Henry of Louisi
ana carried off the highest honors for economical
farming, producinig on his acre nearly 140 bushels
at a cost of only 13 cents per bushel. Joe Stone
of Georgia, youngest and smallest of the national
prize winners, is only eleven years of age, but
he produced 102 bushels to the acre at a cost of
29 cents per bushel. Next season the scope
of the corn-growing competition is to be greatly
extended and the government may also strive
to get the country girls of the United States
into a similar competition, only, of course, it will
not be corn growing but vegetable gardening with
canning and preserving as a "side line."
Those Church Suppers!
Church sales, dinners, teas and the like are
not only means for promoting social enjoyment
and incidentally of replenishing the treasuries
of the organizations which provide them. These
-functions serve a real and valuable ecpnomio
purpose, as is indicated by the lady whom Edna
K. Wooley Quotes in the Toledo Blade. This
lady, weary of the work of providing three meals
a day for her family, consisting of herself, her
husband and her daughter, finds a new joy in
living at this time of year, and explains why:
"Last night we' went to a roast beef dinner. To
night we are going to a Methodist progressive
supper. My husband hates those progressive
suppers, because we start with soup at the
church, you know, then go to some house for the
meat course and finish up at some other house
for the dessert. He says when he sits down to a
meal lie likes to finish the job on the spot, in
stead of getting up every little while, putting on
his hat and coat and galloping Out into the cold
and cruel world to resume his eats at some other
stand. But I think it's fun. It's a blessed change.
Tomorrow night we go -to a Presbyterian church
supper. That's only 25 cents, too, and I don't
see how they do it for the money. The next one
after that is an Episcopal turkey supper, and the
next is also a turkey supper at the Unitarian
church. Then come the Disciple and Congrega
tion charc suppers, and by that time you'll see
my cheek~ sticking out with rich living. What
would we joor home cdoks do if it wasn't for the
church suppers? They give us a rest from the
eternal rgutinle of planning and. cooking the daily
meals, Nobody that hasn't tried that three-meal.
a-day business knows what a grind it gets to be.
I don't believe there's a man on earth woul4
stand for it.
OATS-259 Bu. Per Acre.
'That is the sworn to yield of Theodore
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Salzer's Rejuvenated White Bonanza oato
and won a handsome 80 acre farm. Other
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the U. S.
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e are easily the largest growers of farm
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