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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1917. THREE
Maui Agricultural Notes
Control Of The Fruit Fly On Melons
In a letter recently received from
Mr. Hlbbert Case, County Agricultural
Agent for Kauai, he states that the
Japanese gardener employed by Mr.
Chas. Illce has apparently discover
ed a specific remedy against the mel
on or fruit fly attacking melons.
The fruits are painted with nicotine
solution which is said to repel the
pest perfectly. No fruits treated were
stung. So far as the undersigned is
aware this is a brand new remedy, and
certainly worthy of trial.
Commercial nicotine Is sold under
the trade name of Nicotine 40", some
times called "Black Leaf 40", which
U very concentrated product. We
are not advised as to the strength of
the solution used by Mr. Rice. Pro
bably one part water to 250 parts of
"Nicotine 40" would do the trick.
More dilute solutions should be tried
in comparison. F. O. K.
Crop Survey Of Maul County
The crop Burvey of Central Maul is
progressing favorally. Crops growing
their estimated yield; crops harvest
ed and awaiting disposal; prospective
plaatings for fall crop, and much
other data as handicaps underwhlch
the producer Is laboring Is being
brought to the attention of the agent.
Any one having crops to dispose of
whom the Agent may have over look
ed will confer a favor by notifying the
County Agent at Haiku. F. G. K.
Sorehead In Chickens
There are three diseases which
seem to be more or less related and
are included In the general term "sore
head." They are roup, chicken pox,
and canker. Up to this no one has
been able to define what the relation
ship between these three diseases is,
but it is certain that they respond to
the same treatment. Prevention is
better than cure, therefore spray the
interior of your poultry house regular
ly with one of the following antisep
tics. One part Fer Sul to 10 parts water,
or one part bluestone (copper sulp
hate) 10 parts water, or one part cre-
sol or creolin to 20 parts water. If
the disease has appeared dip the head
of each chicken in a solution of one
part Fer Sul to 64 parts water. Re
peat twice daily until cured. If the
case is bad. or eye closed, swaD tne
eye with the solution and when open
hold the head under the solution lor
20 seconds. Give each chicken a tea
spoonful of the 1 to 64 Fer Sul solu
tion. Keep all drinking vessels clean
and add enough crystals of perman
ganate of potash to make the drinking
water a pinkish color. Tne compress
ed tablets are very handy and dissolve
quickly. Once a month give Epsom
salts in the drinking water. Keep
the houses free from drafts, and cover
the fronts with mosquito proof wire.
Note Mr. J. F. O'Brien, the writer
of the above has had wide and suc
cessful experience with poultry in
Florida. The diseases he has enu
merated above are as common in
Florida as they are in Hawaii. The
suggestions offered should prove
valuable to local poultry raisers. F.
Selecting Seed Corn
Even a casual observer must notice
the very large percentage of nubbins
that appear in the corn of the Haiku
Makawao, and Kula districts. Nub
bins no doubt are caused by imper
fect pollination brought about by vari
ous factors, such as too strong a wind
at tasseling period, no wind, ravages
of insects, heredity. The last is per
haps the most Important. Crossing
two varieties may produce a strain
throwing a large percentage of nub
bins. The breeding of new varieties
of corn is a llfework and one which
the ordinary farmer had better leave
alone. Many have dabbled in It only
to find they had succeeded in produc
ing a poorer variety than the originals
they started with. But, and here is
the point of this article, any grower
can Improve his Strain of corn and
multiply the yield.
It is conceded by all corn growers,
that a local strain that is pure bred
will give better results than an im
ported strain. That is, corn seems to
adapt itself to local conditions. Of
course where the corn in a district
has become hybrid or deteriorated,
then an outside strain or variety will
be infinitely better. In this district
Mr. Harold Rice has several hundred
acres of corn, raised from imported
seed, which is far ahead of any other
corn crop in the district. From this
crop seed should be selected, and sel
ection should be made with a view to
perpetuate the good qualities of this
corn and increase the yield. To en
sure this, selection should be made
from stalks having two or more ears,
always takipg the upper ear. This
will give a tendency to produce two or
more ears on the progeny. Of course
environment should also be consided
ed, for a stalk that Is growing in a
favored spot, or alone, and produces
two or more good ears, is not as suit
able for selection as one growing in
an unfavorable position, competing
with several others in the row, and
producing two average good ears.
After the ears have all been gathered,
a second sorting may be made, pay
ing attention to shape, size, weight,
etc. The tips and butts should be
cut off and only the middle grains used
as seed. The writer has now a field
of corn growing with 7 and 8 ears on
the stalks, bred from a pure strain of
2 ear com. J. F. O'B.
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ill THE -YEAR ROUND
Cooler cooking: 5n summer better and more
economical cooking all the year 'round.
A good oil stove will cook anything that any
wood or coal range will cook, and do it better
because of the steady, evenly-distributed heat.
All the convenience of gas. Meals in a jiffy,
and a cool kitchen in summer.
The long blue chimneys prevent all smoke and
Smell. In 1, 2, 3 and 4 burner tizea, with
or without ovens. Also cabinet
model. Ask your dealer today.
Some Facts About
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is an asso
ciation of more than 300,000 American
citizens, organized locally in chapters,
branches and auxiliaries, governed by
a central committee with headquarters
In Washington, D. C. Its accounts
are audited by the War Department.
We intend to raise Its membership
to more than 1,000,000. Will you help
President Wilson says: "A large
well-organized and efficient Red Cross
is essential. It is both a patriotic
and humane service that is rendered
by every citizen who becomes a mem
ber of the American Red Cross."
Ex-President Roosevelt says: "I
hope that all the patriotic and humane
men, women and children Pt,M?ft Unit
ed States, who are ibli to kf ijo, will
give the Red Cross tLtt-flUujirt by
becoming members rr f Ttrf -yitional
organization." f ,'fv tr
The purposes of tliim3ru'fl Red
Cross are to furnish yvtW&f;. t0
the sick and wound4 Jjf Xi-army
and navy In time of-JJ". t .act m
matters of volunteer aeJWj itfcliln ac
cord with the naval' &ndTiiintary
authorities, to serve i3i$U3i.m of
communication between uit ijle of
the United States and Ulr aray and
navy; to continue and'-crrjr. a
system of national asjd 4nu irrational
relief in time of peaery'-eyX Rpply
the same in mitigating 'strTerings
caused by pestilence, J'il. , fire,
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Membership. Any ci4wsifr--esl-dent
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dependencies, may becriari?" rWiiber
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his name and address. . : .
Membership imposes 'iuv tjUUjsition
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Comparatively few 3erooi:'-ran
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everyone can serve at -li 4t be
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friends to join, and by Vl"" $''.'?. a
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pat you on the back before your face,
and hit you in the eye behind your
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KODAKS REDUCED IN PRICE
Discontinued model of Kodaks a
at a reduced
KODAKS: la, 2x4Vt. U. U.
lens. Was $17.50. Now $14.00
Same, with AnastlRmat Ions
f.7.7., was $22.50. Now $18.00
PUEMOS: 3a Film Tlafe, 3VX5
was $25.00. ...Now $20.00
Size 5x7, ditto. Was $35.00.
3a Pocket C, size 3x5. Was
$15.00 Now $12.00
goniely illustrated publiuhed monUj.) J
3a, Film Tlate,
nd Premos, and old model Brownies,
price as follows:
Folding Iliownlo Cameras of
square end type are reduced In
iuice as follows:
No. 2 Folding Autographic.
Was $6.00 Now $5.10
No. 2a Folding Autographic.
Was $8.00 Now $6.80
No. 2c Folding Autographic.
Was $9.00 Now $7.65
No. 2c Same, with Rapid Rec
tilinear lens. Was $11.00...
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--"Plant More Staple Food Stuff"-
SAYS THE TERRITORIAL FOOD COMMISSION
Then enlist in the War on Bugs.
About one-third of the crops are lost from the effects of insects
This year every ounce of food must be saved.
The Food Commission will advise the kind of insecticide required
and when to use it.
We offer complete stocks of spraying material and can supply
COPPER SULPHATE AND LIME (Bordeaux Mixture)
ARSENATE LEAD (Dry and Paste)
Dealers and buyers of large quantities please write for quotations.
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The Rexall Store Fort and Hotel Streets
Pasteurized Full Creamery
LITTLE DAINTY CUBES INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED
Nothing but the finest pasteurized butter
is packed in "BLANCHARD" Dainty
Cubes. The four cubes are wrapped in a
wax paper, and then packed in a paraffined
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insure its arrival to you in good condition.
Packed 30 1 lb. cartons in tin-lined case
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