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The Local Paper a Most Useful
Agency on the Farm-The Press,
Pulpit and School a Trinity of
! Influence That Must Be
Uti ??zed in Building
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers' Union
A broad campaign of publicity on
"the subject of rural life is needed in
-this state today to bring the problems
of the farmers to the forefront The
-city problems are blazoned upon the
front pages of the metropolitan dail
ies and echoed in the country press,
but the troubles of the farmers are
.^/".Seldom told, excppt by those who
seek to profit by the story, and the
.glitter of the package ofttimes ob
scures* the substance. A searching in
vestigation into the needs of th?
farmers will reveal many inherent de
fects hi our economic system that can
be easily remedied when properly un
derstood and illuminated by the pow
.er of the press.
The rural press, the pulpit and the
school are a trinity of powerful in
fluences that the farmer must utilize
"to their fullest capacity before he can
-occupy a commanding position in pub
' "lie affairs. These gigantic agencies are
.organized in every rural community
and only await the patronage and Co
operation of the farmers to fully de
Telop their energy and usefulness.
They are local forces working for
the best interests of their respective
.communities. Their work is to build
and their object is.to serve. They
prosper only through the development
.and prosperity of the community.
Every farmer in this state should
rsubscribe for the local paper, as well
as farm periodicals and such other
publications as he may find profitable,
but he should by all means subscribe
for his -local paper, and no home
should be without it. The local paper
is part of the community life and the j
editor understands the farmer's prob- !
lems. It is the local press that will
study the local problems and through
its columns deal with subjects of most
vital importance to local life of the
A Noble Task.
In too many instances th? country
papers mimic the city press by giv
ing prominence to scandals, accidents
and political agitation. The new
rural civilization has placed upon the
rural press renewed responsibilities,
?and enlarged possibilities for useful
ness. It cannot perform its mission
to agriculture by recording the frail
..?Sa?- .-^t-ties. the mishaps and inordinate am
bitions of humanity, or by filling its
??columns with the echoes of the strug
gles of busy streets, or by enchanting
stories of city life which lure our
.children from the farm.
It has a higher and nobler task.
"Too often the pages of the city dailies
bristle with the struggle of ambitious
men in their wild lust for power, and
many times the flames of personal
.conflict sear the tender buds of new
-civilization and illuminate the path
way to destruction. The rural press
is the governing power of public senti
ment and must hold steadfast to
principle and keep the ship of state
in the roadstead of progress. The
rural press can best serve the Inter
ests of the farmers by applying hts
.energies to the solution of problema
-affecting the local community. It
must stem the mighty life current
that is moving from the farm to the
?cities, sweeping before it a thousand
" boys and girls per day. It has to deal
with the fundamental problems of
?civilization at their fountain head. Its
mission is.to direct growth, teach ef
ficiency and mold the intellectual life
of the country, placing before the pub
lic the daily problems of the farmers
and giving first attention to the leg
islative, cooperative, educational and
social needs of the agricultural classes
within, its respective community.
. The Power of Advertising.
The influence of advertising is clear
ly visible in the homes and habits of
the farmers, and the advertising col
umns of the press are making their !
imprint upon the lives of our people.
The farmer possesses the things that
are best advertised. |
The farmer is entitled to all the
advantages and deserves all the lux-1
uries of life. We need more art, sci
ence and useful facilities on the J
farms, and many homes and farms
are well balanced in this respect, but
th9 advertiser can render a service
.by teaching the advantages of modern
equipment throughout the columns of
the rural press.
The farmers are in need of personal
leadership. They have political lead
ers, but they need local inf-istr'al
community nd e fr?&tion&I leaders.
Cold's Both Are erious.
When one of your little ones
shows symptoms of an approach
ing Cold, give it Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar-Honey at once. . It acts quick
ly, and prevents the Cold growing
worse. Very healing-soothes the
Lungs, loosens the niucoup, strength
ens the system. li's guaran> "ed.
.CUjly 25c. at your Druggist. Buy
a bottle to-day. Bucden's Arni'-;
Salve for Sores.
FOR MUSTARD PICKLES
APPROVED RECIPES THAT WILL
Method Most Popular Has Cucumbers
as the Foundation-Chow-Chow
Keeps Best When lt ls Stored
in Glass -lars.
Of all subjects capable of tempting
the interest of the housewife at the
moment none equals that of pickling,
if the number of queries that come into
a newspaper office can be used as a
basis for estimation. The most re
quested recipe is for mustard pickles,
kuowu as the German senfgurken.
Here Is a good way to make this
Mustard Pickle.--Take large yellow
cucumbers, pare them, remove the
seeds, cut them into pieces three inches
long, lay the pieces on long dishes,
sprinkle them with salt, allowing one
tablespoonful of salt for each quart
of cucumbers; let them lie 12 hours,
then wipe them dry with a towel, lay
them in alternate layers in glass jars,
with the following spices, allowing for
each jar two tablespoonfuls of mustard
seeds, two bay leaves, one small red
pepper, and, ii handy, a few pieces of
horseradish root and a little dill; boil
(some white vinegar, allowing for each
jar one pint; add to eyery quart of
vinegar one tablespoonful of sugar;
boil three minutes; tuen set aside, and
when perfectly cold pour it over the
cucumbers; close the jars and place
them in a cool place.
Green Cucumber Mustard Pickle.
To make green cucumber mustard
pickle, put ono quart of cucumbers cut
in cubes in a bowl, sprinkle two table
spoonfuls of salt on them and let them
stand over night; next morning drain
the cucumbers in a colander, cut me
dium-sized white onions in very thin
slices and put them with the cucum
bers in a saucepan, cover with vinegar,
place the saucepan over the fire. In
the meantime mix in a bowl one cup
ful of sugar and two tablespoonfuls of
turmeric, a little cayenne pepper and
one tablespoonful of English mustard;
mix, add it to the cucumbers, boil five
minutes, remove and fill in small jars.
Chow-Chow.-Take one pint of fine
cut white celery, 24 small cucumbers,
i one quart of small peeled white Onions,
two large heads of cauliflower, six
green peppers and two quarts of green
tomatoes;, wash and cat the vegetables
into inch-sized pieces, taking out the
seeds from the peppers, place the veg
etables into a large bowl or pan, mix
four quarts of cold water with a half
pound of salt; pour it over the vege
tables and let it stand over night; next
morning place the vegetables in a
kettle with the brine, set them over
the fire, and as soon as they begin to
boll remove, drain off ali the water,
put three quarts of vinegar with jone
pound of sugar over the fire; mix one
cupful of. flour, a half-pound of English
mustard and a half-ounce of turmeric
with cold vinegar to a paste, and stir
it into the boiling vinegar; cook and
stir-two minutes from the time it be
: gins to boil; pour boiling hot over the
j vegetables, and when cold put all into
; glass jars. This may also be kept in
a stone jar, but it is nicer when kept
I in the glass jars.
Allow the milk to become well
soured, set the pan in a slightly bot
oven, leaving the door open. Let it
remain just until the whey and curd
! 8epa.rate, then pour into a cheesecloth
! bag and hang to drain. Empty the
I curd from the bag when well drained
I and mix with a little salt to taste,. a
bit of soft butter or a few tablespoon
fuls of sweef creaca. . %
It may be further seasoned2 with
pepper, made into small balls and
served with the salad course. If de
sired, some wet molds may be lined
! with the cheese and the centers of the
molds filled with salad, nuts and cel
ery. When cold the molde may be
turned out on lettuce leaves and
I served with 3alad dressing.
Cut up a few onions, tomatoes and
i carrots; have ready two pounds of
I the shin of beef, cut into pieces about
I two inches long, and dip each piece
into vinegar. Put the vegetables and
meat, with some pepper and salt, into
a saucepan without any water (or in
a casserole' in the oven), and let all
simmer for four hours. There will be
plenty of gravy and the meat will be
very tender. Shin of beef is inex
Peppers Stuffed With Veal.
Take some large peppers, soak them
a few days in salt water, changing the
water constantly to make them less
pungent. Cut out the vein that makes
them so hot and stuff them with finely
chopped veal or chicken seasoned with
salt, butter, a little onion and parsley,
some sweet herbs and crumbs of
bread; stuff the peppers and fry in
butter. Serve with a rich gravy.
To Clean Jars.
Jars and pickle bottles that smell
of onions may be made quite sweet if
filled with garden mold and left stand
ing out ol' doors for two or three days.
When thoroughly washed they will be
found quit? sweet and may be used
for jam or any other purpose.
Enough for Two.
A pound of butter is the average
amount consumed by two in a week;
a pound of lard should last a month;
two pounds of rugar is the allowance
?for a week.
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers* Union
The farmer gets more out of the
fair than anyone else. The fair to a
city man is an entertainment; to a
fanner it ls education. Let us take a
stroll through the fair grounds and
linger a moment at a few of the points
of greatest interest. We will first
visit the mechanical department and
hold communion with tho world's
You are now attending a congress of
the mental giants in mechanical sci
ence ot all ages. They are addressing
you in tongues of iron and steel and
in language mute and poweiful tell an
eloquent story of the world's progress.
The inventive geniuses are the moBt
valuable farm hands we have and
they perform an enduring Bervice to
mankind. We can all help others for
a brief period while we live, but it
takes a master mind to tower into the
realm of science and light a torch of
progress that will illuminate the path
way of civilization for future genera
tions. The men who gave us the
sickle, the binder, the cotton gin and
hundreds of other valuable inventions
work in every field on earth and will
continue their labors as long as time.
Their bright intellects have conquered
death anji they will live and sertre
mankind on and on forever, without
money and without price. They have
shown us how grand and noble it is
to work for others; they have also
taught us lessons in economy and effi
ciency, how to make one hour do the
work of two .or more; have length
ened our lives, multiplied our
opportunities and taken toil off the
back of humanity.
They are the most practical men
the world ever produced. Their in
ventions have stood the acid test of
utility and efficiency. Like all useful
men, they do not seek publicity, yet
millions of machines sing their praises
frofai every harvest field on earth and
as many plows turn the soil in mute
applause of their marvelous achieve
FARMER RADFORD ON
The home is the greatest contribu
tion of women to the world, and the
'hearthstone is her throne. Our so
cial structure is built around her, and
social righteousness is in her charge.
Her beautiful life lights tie skies 'of
hope and her refinement ls the charm
of twentieth century civilisation. Her
graces and her power are the cumu
lative products of generations of
queenly conquest, and her crown of
exalted womanhood is jeweled with:
the wisdom of saintly mothers. She
has been a great factor in the g?orjr
of our country, and her noble achieve
ments should not be marred or her
hallowed influence blighted by the
coarser duties of citizenship. Ameri
can chivalry should never permit her
to bear the Burdens of* defending and
maintaining government, but should
preserve her unsullied from the allied
influences of politics, and protect her
from the weighty responsibilities of
the sordid affairs of life that will
crush her ideals and lower her stand
ards. The motherhood of the farm
is our inspiration, she is the guardian
of our domestic welfare and a guide
to a higher life, but directing the af
fairs of government is not within wo
man's sphere, and political gossip
would cause her to neglect the home,
forget to mend our clothes and burn
RURAL SOCIAL CENTERS
fWej need social centers where our
young people can be entertained,
amused and instructed under the di-'
rection of cultured, clean and com
petent leadership, where aesthetic
surroundings stir the love for . the
beautiful, where art charges the at
mosphere-'With inspiration and power,
and innocent amusements instruct
and brighten their lives.
. To hold our young people on the
farm we must make farm life more
attractive as well as the business of
farming more remunerative. The
school house should be the social unit,
properly equipped for nourishing and
building character, so that the lives of
our people can properly function
around it and become supplied with
the necessary elements of human
thought and activity. .
Education is a developing of the
mind, not a stuffing of the memory.
Digest what you read.
Old men have visions, young men
have dreams. Successi.'ul farmers
plow deep while sluggards sleep.
The growing of legumes will retard
soil depletion and greatly add to Its
power to produce.
Stop That Cough-Now.
When you catch Cold, or begin
tu Cotigb, the first thing to do is to
take Dr. BelPs-Pim'-Tair-Honey. It
nonet-rates the linings of the Throat
and Lungsand fights the Germs cf
the Disease, giving quick relief and
natural b'-aling. "Our whole fam
ly deoend on Pine-Tar-H jney for
Coughs and Colds," writes Mr. E.
Williams, Hamilton, Ohio. It al
ways helps. 2 5c. at your Drug
j i Portraits on Emeralds.
Emeralds have often been made use
of for the cutting of portraits. They
are among the hardest of stones, and
so stand the work better than their
fellows. The Roman Emperor Had
rian had his likeness engraved upon
an emerald, as well as many other
great persons^ and the portrait which
iperhaps many have seen advertised,
as the only true portrait of our Sav
ior is said to be a faithful copy of
one found engraved on an emerald of
very ancient date.
Best Cure for Nerves.
The very best cure for a case" of
nerves is to keep busy. If you cannot
find any work of your own, help some
friend who has more to do than she
can possibly accomplish. Be really in
terested ba everything you do and do
it with all your might. Tou never
heard of a washwoman being nervous.
Nervous women are sure to have wrin
kles and you will never get rid of
them until you get better control of
Novel Choir Strike.
I A ourious choir strike has ocenrred
at Geb'esee, in Thuringia, Germany. By
an old custom the town supplied the
choir with -iCO bottles of beer every
-year. Tile authorities stopped the benr
and the choir immediately went on
?sti-ike. The congregation complained.
The town^erk and the church au
thorities met, and as a result it was
decided to give the choir its 400 bottles
Center of Pilchard Fisheries,
i Cornwall, the great fishing town of
England, is the center of the pilchard
fisheries. The pilchard is a very im
portant food fish. About the middle
of July it appears. on the Cornish
coast in immense numbers, and is cap
tured in large quantities. The fish
bears a close resemblance to the her
ring, but is rounder and thicker and
the under jaw is shorter..
Be. Swift to Love.
: Do not let' us wait to be just or
pitiful or demonstrative towards those
we love until they or we are struck
down by illness or threatened with
death. Life is short, and we have
never too much time for gladdening
the hearts of those who are traveling
the dark journey with us. Oh! be
swift of love, make haste to be kind.
Fads of French Women.
Many society women in Paris keep
dolls, and also top doss and other
animals, and'just before the death} pf
Caran d'Ache, the ce.lebrated artist,
both French men and French women
loused to buy the wooden dolls which
^ad designed, and which were usu
iUy .caricatures of notable people.
Instead of Enamel.
Kitchen shelves painted white are
much easier to keep clean than if j
merely covered with paper. Instead
of covering the paint with a coat* of |
enamel as a finish, a coating of thin,
hot starch does as well, ls inexpen
sive, and will not wash off,, at least
so says someone who has tried iL
The scorpion orchid which grows In
Java is not by any means common in
this country. A great many very odd
shapes and colors are found in the or
chid family. Hundreds of them grow
only in tropical countries hidden away
from the tracks of man.
As the Statue' of Liberty hove in
sight one of the passengers rushed in
to the captain's quarters. "Say, cap,"
he hiccoughed, "can't ye wait around
out here until dark? My wife's wait
ing for me with a club In her hand."
His Pertinent Question in Reply.
"Slr, I love your daughter! She ia^all
the world to me, and-" "H'm! If V
?ive my consent how soon will you be
gin thinking that the world's father
owes you a living?"
Inside History of Discovery.
. Nearly every great discoverer owes
a certain amount of gratitude to a na
tive who was able to lead him to the
place he was discovering. *
Daily Thought.,, -
Nature has perfections in order to
show that she is the image of God;
and def?ets, in order to show that she
is only his image.-Pascal.
No Doubt About lt.
"Those men seem well connected,"
said Mullins as he looked at an officer
and prisoner, handcuffed together, on
their way to the courtroom.
Politeness appears tb have been In
vented to enable people who would
naturally fail out to live together in
A giratfe immediately after Its
birth measures six feet from its hoofs
to the top of its head.
Daily Optimistic Thought.
Two cannot fall out If one doesn't
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