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ED.TORIAL PAGE \^//\ g ^ | (Sj Q f Q |\J TIMES WASHINGTON
NOVEMBER 26. 1919
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WKDNE3DAT. NOVEMBER 1?, 111?.
Light Your Chicken Coop;
Get More Eggs
Treat Seriously This Advice From Cornell University.
Ton know how expensive fresh eggs are in winter. In
the fall the hens shed their feathers "moulting." While
they shed feathers they shed no eggs.
When the new feathers come the weather is cold, which
is discouraging. Days are short, the chickens roost early
and get up late, as compared with summer. And IT
OFTEN GROWS DARK IN THE EVENING BEFORE
THEY HAVE EATEN ENOUGH. If they don't eat
enough, what they do eat must go to keep them alive.
There is nothing left over for making eggs, so they don't
The important information we give you here is taken
from a letter by Professor J. E. Rice, in charge of the poul
try farm management at Cornell University, addressed to
the White Leghorn Laboratory, managed by Trumbull Cary,
et Hempetead, L. L Professor Rice says in his letter:
"I am wondering if yon have introduced the use
of ?artificial light in the control of egg production on
your farm. If not, we would commend it to your atten
tion aa being the most effective means of control which
we now know.
"Practically all of the tests which we have made
with many flc*cks during the past two years indicate
that with proper methods we not only can increase the
proportion of high-priced eggs, but also increase some
what the number of eggs laid per bird per year, and
produce these at a less cost per dozen and without ap
parent injury to the fowL rilumination is destined to
exert a very marked influence on the whole problem of
distribution of egg production throughout the year, as
a result of which it will materially influence the prob
lem of storage and the quality of eggs placed upon the
?Further details ?about giving the hens enough light for
winter work are contained in this brief statement prepared
by Professor Rice:
Some Pertinent Facts Concerning Illumination
and Its Effect on Egg Production.
The purpose of illumination is to give a twelve
fourteen-hour working day during the winter season of
naturally short days and long nights?
This means greater food consumption and greater
activity on the part of the birds, with the result that
they lay more eggs at a time when prices are high.
A natural result is that they will lay fewer eggs
later in the season when eggs are cheap.
The total number laid by a hen in a year will not
be materially increased, as a rule.
It is possible to overdo the illumination proposition,
as shown by the low production of birds kept under a
lighting schedule of 5 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Do not get the hens up at 3 a. m. and then leave
the mash hoppers closed until noon. Give them a
chance to eat.
?Some provision should be made to keep water from
freezing at night, so that birds will not have to go
thirsty from 3 a.m. until the caretaker gets on the job.
If more convenient, lierhts may be used from dusk
until 9 p. m. In this case some provision must be made
for dimminer thi* lierhts for ten to fifteeen minutes, so
that the birds will stop working and can find their way
to the roost. Feed cracked corn rather than whole corn,
since the object in view is to encourage the consump
tion and assimilation of as large an amount of food as
Painting the inside of a house white will make it
possible to use smaller lamps and thus reduce the cost
In an ordinary hen house without white walls a
rough rule is to supply one candle power of light for
each five or six square feet of floor space.
Do not use illumination on breeding hens during
the early winter.
The electric light system of increasing egg production
at a time when eggs ?are most valuable was introduced some
time since at the sdentine Trumbull Cary institution to
which the professor addresses his letter.
But there are thousands of chicken coops, dark morn
ing aad evening, with hens wasting their time. Put in the
electric light, write to Professor Rice at Cornell University
for further information, ask for his pamphlet entitled, "Ar
tificial Light aa Aid to Egg Production," and help solve the
?Ltttk ?_? Edison think, as he developed the electric
fett* thai ** was to b? th? mattai father of more eggs.
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Beatrice Fairfax Writes of the Problems and Pitfalls of Workers Here
Especially For Washington Women
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am a very derer girl aad Terr
rood looking While on vacation
a boy fell In love with me. He was
going with another girl In our
crowd and I knew I could make him
fall In lova, and did. and he has been
rushing me ever since. I do not
care for him, but tt was so easy I
had lots of fun and good times at
his expense. Would you drop him
now or wait until after Christmas?
I know he is going to give me a
handsome present. He Is so good
on the treat. Do you think I did
wrong when I knew he had another
I am a blond, twenty-three; he is
dark and and some people say he
is rather nice looking, but I know
I could never love this boy. He
is such a fooL UNDECIDED.
Do you think you made a fool
of thla boy or do you think by
your actions you made something
worse than a fool of yourself in
the eyes of other boys and girls
"in your crowd?" You have had
a few "good times" and a few
"treats" from a boy you have no
use for and all the while you were
proving yourself incapable of true
friendship or loyalty or sincerity?
Do you think it worth while at
that price? Do you think you
would see a pleasing likeness of
yourself were you to look into
the minds of your associa'es who
know of your actions ? String him
along and get a Christmas pres
ent, if you like, you will do what
you please, regardless of anything
I may say, but if you do, you will
be one of that most unpleasant
specie?a petty grafter. Many de
cent, self-respecting girls suffer as
a result of the sort of thing you
have done The day is coming
when this boy will realire he has
been "stung." He will probably
judge all girls to be the same type
you are. Then, when the right
sort of girl comes along, he will
be cynical and Inconsiderate. It is
the sort of woman you are who
makes life difficult for other and
better women. Why not realize
that it Is a wonderful and glorious
thing to be a woman and do what
YOU can to make the word woman
mean all that Is dear and sweet
and loyal and honorable instead of
the opposite things which you now
Another Girl Doe?rn*t
Know Her Own Mind.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am a young girl, eighteen years
old, and considered rather attrac
tive and good company. I am a
brunette and have two gentlemen
friends who are blonds. One young
man is a college fellow, nineteen
years old, with whom I have been
going for a little over a year. The
other le twenty-one, and I have
been going with him for several
months, but have known him for a
number of years. Both of these
young men have excellent charac
ters and seem to be very devoted
to me. I am very fond of both of
these young men and it seem? I
am unable to make a choice be
%-r**a th? tw?, whlSaW sssssTsflfj** 1
Answers to Correspondents
may be rather young, I feel I must
do for their sakes. Will you plea???
advlae me what to do?
You're too yo_i-r yet to be
forced to make a choice of this
sort, in the first place, and in the
second, it is evident from your let
ter that your affections do not cen
ter definitely on either of these two
boys. Keep both affairs on a basis
of friendship until you know your
own mind and until your heart
prompts you to choose one man
from all the others.
Past Life Ruins
The Present and Future.
DEA? BEATP.ICE FAIRFAX:
You publixhed my letter signed
"Lioneeom* Girl,*? but I am afraid
you misunderstood me. Perhaps I
did not make myself quite clear.
We had been ?uc-h good friends and
he knew that I was a widow and
also that I had been a mother, "out
no more. He never asked many
questions about my other life. Bot
on the day he came and told me
that he loved me, he surprised me
by saying that before he sealed ?he
engagement there should be per
fect confidence between us. G was
rather unwilling to tell him. for it
waa Just as terrible to me to ait
there and tell him aa It was for
him to listen. I believed In letting
the dead past bury Its dead. But
he Instated and also said that noth
ing that I could tell him would ever
Influence him against me. So
rather unwillingly I told htm.
everything. And then he left me.
Why, I don't know.
Can't you give me some advice?
I kn.iw that I shall never be any
thing to him now ami even if he
came back I could never trust him
for ho broke my faith in human
nature. But must It be this way
with everybody? Will all condemn
me for something that happened of
which I was tbe victim? I can't
stand this life as tt Is and if I must
live out my life apart from people
who look on me as If I were some
thing of horror I can't and won't
stand It I would rather die than
live such a Ufa
I could not see before and I can
not yet see why your unhappy
marriage should bar you from a
happy future with enjoyable so
cial life. Don't even think of
those wretched years any more
than you can help and don't talk
of them at all. How can any one
either criticise or condemn you for
something of which they know
nothing? You've lost out in the
case of this one man who was
probably unworthy of you. Don't
do the same thing again. Let them
know you have been married, but
insist that it distresses yoa to dis
cuss it, and stick to it.
These Older Girls Somet?ales
Do Mach Harm.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
1 met a, boy about a month ago.
He called one evening with another
girl at my home. This girl told
me he had been going with another
girl, but she treated him so mean
that she brought him to my home
to see If I could "vamp?? him. I
tried to be very pleasant and so
ciable, but I t.-lnk it was of no
avail He left without making a
Inte outside of giving me his ?'!?
dress- The girl with him said she
Aould fix it up between us tf I
wanted to. Do you think this
profitable? Would you advise me
how to set I am only seventeen
an.l am new in the game and would
like to know how to start out
X. Y. z.
I think your older girl friend is
Just the type of girl for a seven
teen-year-old to stay away from.
You mental attitude le wrong in
thinking of it as a "game." Just
go about your work and school and
be a dear, sweet girl and youT!
have more beaux than you will
know what to do with and a dif
ferent kind from the ones acquired
by "vamping." Why do you rush
Whafs Doing; Where; When
Addra? By Brig. Gen. George Richard?
head of pay corps of Marine Corpa ?t
weekly luncheon of City Club, club honse
1?:J0 p. m.
Meeting?Beard of Edaration. district of
Columbia. Franklin School, Thirteenth and
? streets northweat, 4:30 p. no.
Orchestra Concert ?Blue Trlanide Recre
ation Center, Twentieth ?nd 14 streets
northwest, 4 p. m. to 10 p. m.
lecture?By M. Brylllon Ka-rln. National
School of Research, 171? H atreet north
weat, 4 p. m.
Thanksrlvlng D?nce?Spalilln?; Council,
Knl-cht? of Columbu?, Dewey Hotel, S p m.
Toaaka-gtviag Ball? '-eiumhua 'country
Club, Wardman Park liutai, ?. p. m.
Vaudeville and Motion Picture??Epiph
any Community Center, ?0 Twelfth
?treet southwest, 4 p. m.
Entertainment?Under direction of War
Camp Community Service, Fort Myer Va
7 ilO p. m.
the Aged, Old Masonic Temple, Ninth and
9 streets northwest, 8 p. m.
Lecture?Mrs. Ellen Hsnderaon West,
Anthony Ulm?, 2007 Columbia road
northwest, 8:30 p. in.
Lecture?By George Julian Zolnay.
French Club of Washington Salon, 1517
11 street northwest, 8:30 p. m.
Harvest Festival?Young- Women's H?
br?*w Asaociatlon, Community Service Thea
ter, 818 Tenth street northwest, 8 p. m.
Entertainment?t'ndpr direction of Wer
Camp Community Service, St- Elii-abetl*.'*
Entertainment?Under direction Com
munlty Service, Y. M. O. A. hut. Walter
Kp.il Hospital. 7 ;30 p. m.
Thanksgiving Pinner?Blue Triangle
Recreation ?"enter. Twentieth and ? street?
northwest. 5 p. m.
Entertainment and Dance?Blue Triangle
Recreation Cantar, Twentieth and ? atra?is
wuthwemt. 1 h-SA.
out to meet the tears aad heart
aches that inevitably go with love
affairs? Why not hare a care
free, Irresponsible girlhood for a
year or two longer?
He Might Capitalize This Char?
By Going Into the Movies.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I have read your good, sound ad
vice in the columns of Th? Time?
and I hope you can help me in my
predicament. I am a young man,
am considered handsome, am be
sieged by the girls. I do not cat.
about any girl seriously, but they
persist in pursuing ne, begging me
to take them out to receptions, etc.
I haven't much money as I have
Just gotten started in the business
world, but my handsome face seems
to hinder instead of help me. If
the girls would only let me alone,
I might be free from care and make
a daah to financial success. At
night I have nightmares and see
girls forming circles around me
and calling me, looking at me with
adoring eyes and holding out whit?
arms. I am above such creatures.
I do not care for the so-called
"fair te_" I've never seen a fair
one yet Ple;.se tell me as soon as
yoa can what I should do._
My dear Peter, if there is a
shower bath in Washington large
enough for you to get your head
under and the weather continues
cool, water straight from the
Potomac o'-ght to help your <*ase
considcraWy. I can fruite trnder
stan/i ?rhy you are not interested
in any woman. Your mind and
attention are too completely ab
sorbed with a person named
Poter. If the cold water doesn't
help, perhaps you'd better con
sult a psychiatrist. If my studies
along that line tell me anything,
it is that a psychopathologist
would find your symptoms very
Very Simple to Adjast
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am thinking about Inviting a
young man to lunch at the house. I
have known this man since child
hood, and we are very good friends.
Without the shadow of a doubt he
Is a man of honor and can be
trusted Implicitly. Is it proper for
me to have this fellow to lunch
while I am alone In the house
without the presence of h hated
I haven't much use for the sort
of men who need chaperons. If
I found they did, I would c< use to
number them among my friends.
The plan you propose sounds most
unusual, however. Why is the
house completely empty at that
time and why don't you make it
at least a party of four, invit
ine* a girl friend and another
If D. M. will send me a self
addressed envelope I will give her
th? ixf ormatii? she -rsxraested
Let's Turn 400,000 Pair? of Eyes on the
Automobile Traffic Law Violators
By EABL GODWIN.
The only way to atop reckless violation? of the anto?
mobile traffic and speed law? and reflations is to report
every violator to the police. The only way to report the?*
violations is accurately and as soon as possible. Report
them by telephone to police headquarters, Main 4000; givinj
the District license number, the kind of machine if possible,
as good a description of the driver as possible, the titoe and
Speed maniacs who endanger their own and other live* *
can be brought to book in this way.
Men who dash by standing street cars, in violation ol
law and regulations, endangering the live-* of alighting pas
sengers, ?can be located in this way.
Men who run on the wrong side of the road, a menaci
to everyone, can be caught in this way and warned or pun
There are a few hundred policemen; many thousand
automobiles and 400,000 citizens generally. The poiice_-a
are doing all they can to stop dangerous driving, but they
can do many times more effective work with the fast and
accurate co-operation of the rest of us. WE ABE thk
PEOPLE AFFECTED?not the police. They are out on
the streets looking after OUB interests. If we leave it al]
to them we are going to have a fair return on the job, bat
if we get out and HELP, we'll be much better protected.
In other words, if every speed maniac or if every potential
murderer who heeds no traffic regulation knew that 400,000
pairs of eyes were centered on him, and that 400.000 people 's
were ready to telephone police headquarters every time ht
violated the law, there would be fewer deaths from automo
bile accidents; fewer calls for hospital ambulances; few?r
There are too many reckless drivers here. ?Something
has got to be done about it. Stiff sentences to speeders,
cancellation of licenses and JAIL?a prescription like thai
But don't fail to telephone the complete information otj
traffic violators to Police Headquarters, Main 4000.
HEARD AND SEEN
ED MTJRTAUGH tells me the Red
Cross beld a meeting yesterday after
noon at 1719 H street northwest to
prepare for a big Thanksgiving Roll
Call tomorrow. ?CHARLES HENRY
BUTLER presided. The object of the
Thanksgiving Roll Call Is to raise
the $50,000 required to meet Wash
ington's quota for Um Red ?Cross
BaHstoi Ta. Mb for Help?
The town of Ballston appeals ter
help. It Is In dire need, so I am
informed, of one of the nsoe?IQes
of modern life. The appeal cotatw
to me in the form of a letter; aad
here is the letter intact: _
"Dear Earl Godwla: Will yon
please print the following notice in
your column, "Hf-ard aad Seen*?.**
Wanted A Merle Theater.
Tea, yon read the title correctly.
A morie theater ia wanted In the
town of Ballston, Va- lost one mile
from the well-known Clarendon, and
is situated on the W. and Va R R
But nobody In Ballston wants to go
to Clarendon to the movies. They
might as well go to Washington, so
there Is no competition. There Is a
hall for -rent and all h needs is
slight repair? aad **-quipm*ant and
good films and an andlenee Is gar
This la a good opportunity for
some one who is about to start a
movie theater in town bat cant be
cause of competition.
"Don't all speak at once!:"
P. S.?Why dldnt they aay "Where
is BallstonT" while they were about
Our life ie briffhtened and otar ?a?
made glad when we raeeioe this lit
tle qutp from E. M. Wheeler, lUt
tOth street n. ??..?
CAUSE FOB ENVY.
See the little oyster?he mak
eth his own liquor, yet he kea-p
eth his mouth dosed, and he can
get stewed any old time.
Compliments te Condaeter TM7.
Having read a letter m Wash.
Times complimenting conductor 1363
I feel it my duty to rommisnd con
ductor 1367 for his honesty. I rode
with this conductor quite often from
8th and H sts. ?. E. to llth st and
New York avenue, and one day tn
the first part of October, when get
ting off hit car I drappod my
cot?-unin-f 913.60. This
mast here stopped th? car after ?
left llth street, tar ha fo_j-wed ne
to a ?-tore on New Tork aren*? ami
reta/ned the pane with th* eo?
tenu intact. He ?eft in ?*-__ ahai-r-j
that I couldn't e-ren n-prees mj
words of thanks. Bet the __t da*?
when I offered him a reward, he
S*-or_p_7 declined, nying it is hh
uty to protect psmeng?s. Th_
ttanebstAui ????? it rare tatUuSmee t| <?
J- J. RATES,
?__rted men's fa-mflim are
from the ct-imimery. My
SOS ?OttXXsWtsMEantQ mmmuT m\L?S J
Corps for the d*__toe of th*
war, ?and has done, aad- is et_
doing, his d?rty ahroad te Freme
I ha-re par??sed regularly from
the comm_m_7 subeutence
goods, __-a_n*c -recar. This
morning, I was Informad that
aboot two weeks auro orders had
been iseoe? that no mori
mort be sold to snhstmi
orders, I sposa, from
fish s_**_dar strap ama et the
head to titeare that his dam
would bo protected; at my nght
rtood an officer from whom an
order for -regar was imme_*te
In the name of God isnt an
-*__rted man more entitled, if
anything, to ec_Dd*-*-__m than
an officer who bas been -*eceiv
inf a fat salary all the tune ; the
?__-rt_d men ( f-*en__-?a. I shoald
say, in i-noet came) were mainly
i_-**Toment? in whipping Ger
many. Why not continu?? impar
tial sale of sogar as long as it
lasted; when gone, all to get
along beet they could.
I am a firm b?iev?-r in obed.
?ence to just laws, bat Fach eel -
fish and partisan oro?s-? *li_e the
one ander diseue?on tend, I re
pest, to breed, and breed qaiek?
ly, discontent, anarchy and Bol
I hope yt? w_ publish this as
s protest that may help the em?
listed man, who cannot protest
L GWTNN GA_DIN__.
More ?About "Immortal J. N."
Tbe writer, having rea? a nvmber
of articles in yonr columns on th?
life and characteristics of the "Im
mortal J. N-" desires to ?sontribtat*
The "Immortal J? !?-" ** he wa?
fatjiil'sr-y known, was none other
than J. N. Free, * native of New L?**t
ington, Terry Co.. Ohio, at which
place he had hi? home with a brother,
and where he was burled some twen
ty years ago Many of the charac
torlstlcs attributed to him In former
articles are true.
Free became s law student while
yet In his teens snd was admitted to
the bar when comparatively a younit
man. at which time he was marked
for a brilliant csreer, beine; possessed
by nature with s- brl-ht intellect as
well as oratori?*1 powere.
Not long afte?* his admission to the
bar he was rilled upon to defend a
young man ch?*"ged with first degr??*
murder, and by his strenuous ef
forts during the trial succeeded in
having the yiung man acquitted. A
short time a<**r the trial he learned
from the lip? of this young man that
he was gutty of all that he w?
cha-*r*?d. cv-ex this tassa1?I Frs?
brooded for a long time, an?! finen-*
took on the peculiarities for which
he was nationally known This Is
the only cause 1 ever heard from his
friend? to which hie break mentally
wa? attributable*. Hi? principiai
theme for discussion was a? has
been stated, "i.fting the veil" 1?
thi?. howevsr, he had a twofold vlsw.
Sometime? the pressure was "or. ths
people." at others "ofl the people" etti
on the Oovernment
During his more active life he trsv.
eled all over th? Unlt?*-d 8tat?*? e?*?
Joying the privilege of free transpor?
tation over mo?t of the great railr*-*a4
?yatem* Two thing? he never would
do wa? to pay railroad fare or a ho
The writer while auditor for the
county above named from 1??4 te
1?00 well remember* h.? frequent calls
for a little .help, as he put It He
would drop Into the offlr* ani ?ay,
'Mr Auditor. If J. ? would tell y*s*a
that he wanted to borrow a dollar
you probably would not let him have
it; but If he told you that he needed
a dollar very badly, would you lei
him have it*" tVher<-u-*or. Mr Au
ditor would say, "J. N. you win. heXA
t* roar dollar." C C a>