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PANTRY SHELVES *
By HAZEL L. LANGDALE.
(?,k 1921. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"Remember to feed the cat, put the
bottles out for the milkman, take your
medicine regularly, and don'; clean
house!" Polly kissed her husband af
fecMonately and hastened out.
John watched his wife go down the
street, waited to wave to her when she
reached the corner, then turned away
and gazed gloomily about the comfort
able sitting room, suddenly, for some
reason or other, become so forlorn. Yet
this sending away of his wife on a
little visit to their son had been his
own doing. After playing the part of
faithful nurse to his six week's attack
of rheumatic fever she certainly de
served, now that he was well on the
road to recovery, a bit of a vacation.
The first few days of Polly's absence
passed away pleasantly.
But by the end of the week he began
to look around for something to do and
sheepishly recalled his wife's admoni
tion about cleaning house.
As he limped slowly from room to
room he was aware that everything
was as neat as a pin.
Straightaway John plunged into his
task, poking abandonedly into jars and
bottles and paper bags, arranging and
rearranging things to suit his mascu
line! idea of the way pantry shelves
Two weeks later Polly came home,
rosy cheeked once more, glad to see
her husband, and overflowing with
stories about the darlingness of John,
. "I just guess you'll be pleased to
have some more good things to eat,
John, dear," she said. "To begin with
Tm going to make up your favorite
chocolate cake for supper!"
Polly's husband, supremely content
to have her back, sat in the old
kitchen rocker, comfortably puffing his
. pipe, his eyes happily watching his
' wife as she bustled about.
Presently she disappeared Into the
pantry and he heard her rummaging
around. Then she emerged and he
beard her say half to herself, "There
now, I was afraid I was out of lt. But
I find I have got a little baking powder
after all. Thought I'd have to borrow a
mite from Dora."
John chuckled, remembering where
be found that baking powder. Why
would women, the best of them, mind
you, tuck away little dabs of stuff in
* old envelopes or paper bags and then
forget all about them? If It hadn't
been for his putting that baking pow
der Into an old baking powder can
where It belonged, she'd have had to
trot over to a neighbor's, wasting
Half an hour later his wife opened
the oven door and In his mind's eye
John plainly visualized the cake In all
Its wonderful three-storied glory, each
layer a miracle of lightness. An ex
clamation from his wife punctured the
"Why, why, why, John, I've never
had that happen before!" Polly's face
expressed utter dismay.
John rose and peered over his wife's
stooped shoulder. On the oven rack
were three cake tins, each sending forth
a delicious odor and containing some
thing that was nicely browned, but
which lay flat as the proverbial pan
cake. "I can't understand lt!" Polly
She walked over to the table, picked
up the baking powder can, tipped out
a little of the contents In her palm and
tasted it. For a moment she stood
there with a puzzled frown on her
forehead. Then, "That's not baking
powder-that's boric acid!" she cried.
For a moment John dit! not under
stand. Then, slowly, a ? rent light broke
upon him, and sheepishly he grinned.
"My fault, Polly," he confessed. "I
I fourni a little envelope full of white
powder on the shelf. It said on it-I
thought-'B. P.' I guess it must have
been TB. A.' Written In pencil, you
know, and not very clear. Anyhow, It
appeared to me like baking powder |
and I put It where it belonged."
"Well-of all things!" said his wife |
"That's what Mary used to use for the
baby-left it th? time she was here
visiting. I suppose to a man they look
exactly alike." She paused and eyed
her husband suspiciously. "But what
were you doing fooling around those
"Cleaning 'em," said John, meekly.
Then he brightened. "Look, here.
Polly. Forget about lt. I'm punished,
anyhow, by losing the cake!" He
looked for all the world like a crest
fallen child-like John, Jr., used to
when he was a little chap.
"Never mind, John, you'll get your
cake. I'm golng; right over to Dora's
for some baking powder. But while
Tm gone, John, don't, don't-"
"No, I won't," interrupted her hus
band, "not ever again !'*
* The Home of Culture.
"Now Johnny," said the Boston
mother to her six-year-old son. "you
should avoid playing pranks with your
elders, for remember 'He who laughs
last, laughs best'."
"I appreciate your admonition,
mother." said the son, "and doubtless
you mean to infer that he who gig
gles at the conclusion, chuckles far
better than his predecessor."
Early Morning Idyl.
WIfey (to returning hubby)-Aud
you dnr^e look me In the face?
He-S'yes, dear! (hie), you shee
<me gets used to most (hie) any tiling.
Duty always conies* before pleasure
lo the dictionary.
The reduction in coal rates comes
tco late for real service.
Many hear the alarm clock, but few
get up before it rings again.
What the world is getting now is
peace on the time-payment plan.
The clinging vine has disappeared
with the leaning oak type of man.
With some women the style bf un
covering the ears has gone to their
knees. . . >
When farmers' crops rot in ? the
fields, opposition to farmer relief is
It is evident that for a sick man
Turkey has marvelous recuperative
Prosperity's sun Is rising again, but
not with a sufficient glare to cause
An International chess tournament
probably was the originator of the
Perhaps the school teachers are so
poorly paid because they're In ?n In
The popular way to asl: for higher
wages these days seems to be to re
ject a pay cut.
The reform business is frequently
undertaken more to raise money than
to raise morals.
There Is no age limit for vamps,
even though some of them are old
enough to know better.
Greece missed most of the great
war, but seems to be catching up rap
idly on war experience. J
The walling hiccough is a new afflic
tion. Presently we will have among
us the banshee bronchitis.
The only thing the industrial and
business situation needs/ls more In
dustry and more business.
The increased sale of cosmetics
proves the women's determination to
change the nature of things*.'
Nowadays when a thug has nothing
else to do, he goes out and steals a
few sacks of registered mail.
What at first looked like an ordi
nary drive may turn out to be a home
run ii the Greeks don't stop.
Russia has gold and gems, but what
the world wants now is something to
eat, to wear or to sleep under.
The tug of war over the island of
Yap shows what a lot of wire pulling
it takes to control an ocean cable.
In spite of treatment by specialists,
it is feared the dollar never will be
what it was in "the good old days."
If Constantine does not quickly win
the war with the Turks, Greece may
decide that It wants to be a republic
Reappearance of the nickel cigar in
the marts of trade indicates that the
five-cent nickel Is struggling back to
There never was an ex-king or an
ex-prize fight champion that did not
dream of coming back-. And once In a
while they do.
Another claim to distinction is that
enjoyed by men who attended the
peace conference and have not writ
ten books about IL
A medal is walting for the man who
will construct an automobile that will
stop and display its license number
when it hits somebody.
Anoth?r trouble with the housing
problem ls that whenever everything
is in readiness for housebuilding,
somebody goes on strike.
Maybe co-operative marketing of
Middle Western fruits will prevent the
rotting of vast cargoes of them under
the trees next summer and fall.
Don't be too sure. Last year there
were some people who were not
quizzed about their incoihe tax re
turns until as far along as November.
Bolshevism would have displayed
more discretion had it seen the ad
vantages of orderly commercial inter
change before going broke financially.
However, the federal government
ls not experiencing any trouble in
finding men worth $1 a year who are
willing to accept $5,000 and $10,000
A wife suing for divorce admitted
In court that her husband always
treated her .relatives cordially, and a
lot of husbands probably have been
shown the cliping.
A;J & variant of .'he early Christmas
shopping slogan the "Buy your coal
now" has advantages. It helps the
purchasers and assists to straighten
cut a basic Industry.
Proposals for military and naval bo
'nuses arouse great enthusiasm among
the taxpayers until they learn who ls
to pay the bonuses. Tlten they resolve
to temper generosity with frugality.
AID BETTER BULL CAMPAIGN
Kansas- City Chamber of Commerce
Offers $2,000 in Prizes for Re
placing Scrub Sires.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
An illustration of the earnestness
with which various states and local
organizations have, taken, up live stock
improvement work, especially in con
nection with purebred sires, is shown
by the work in Missouri. The exten
sion service of the Missouri College of
Agriculture started a better-bull cam
paign in January, 1920, and so success
ful wen; the results of the work dur
ing tin.- year that the Kansas City
chamber of commerce appropriated
$2,000 to be used in cash prizes this
The prizes are to be awarded to the
four counties which' replace the great
est number of scrubs with purebred
bulls. $1.000 being the first prize, $500
The Purebred Dairy Sire When Intro
duced Into a Scrub or Grade Herd'
Soon Brings About a Phenomenal
the second. $300 the third, and $200
the fourth. To obtain a prlzef how
ever, a county must replace at least
25 scrub bulls.
In an announcement of the contest
received by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, state officials di
recting the work say they have con
centrated on better bulls because they
think the greatest good will result
from efforts along this line. The an
nouncement states that any county in
the state Is eligible for entrance In
the contest. Awards will be made on
the basis of fhe number of scrub bulls
of breeding age replaced by registered
bulls. A scrub Is defined as one that
is not registered or eligible for reg
Any county which at any time dur
ing the year completes Its work with
100 per cent purebred registered bulls
will be entitled to first prize; -fcsi'
should "more than one county show 10t)
per cent registered bulls the various
counties will be entitled to first, sec
ond, third, and fourth prizes, respect
ively, in the order In which they com
plete the work. The counties com
peting In the contest are to form or
ganizations, under the leadership* |of
the county agent, to promote the work.
AU questions arising in the contest
will be referred to a better-bull com
mittee of the Missouri College of Ag
riculture for settlement, and the de
cision of this committee will be final.
A monthly report showing the name
and address of the owner of the scrub
bull replaced and breed of the regis
tered bull in which an interest has
been purchased will be forwarded on
the first day of each month to the
state project leader. At the end of
the year a final report, certified by
the county agent, will be sent In. giv
ing the names and addresses of own
ers of scrub bulls which have been re
placed, together with the breed, name,
and registry number of each regis
tered bull In which the contestants
purchased an Interest
CHURN NUMBERS ARE USEFUL
Makes lt Simple Matter to Separate
Different Churnings and Sell Ac
cording ' to Score.
The use of churn numbers, so that
the receivers of butter can more
readily sort out separate churnings, Is
urged upon creamery men by food
products inspectors of the bureau of
markets, United States Department of
Agriculture. Tn a lot of butter rec
ently examined by these inspectors
the score varied from 88 to 92. As
no churn numbers were shown, the
only way the receiver could separate
the butter was by examining every
tub. If the churn numbers had been
shown, It would have been a simple
matter to separate the various churn
lngs and sell them according to score
It is not possible to .take time to ex
amine every tub, so the butter IE sole
according to the samples taken and
at n discount if the samples vary
widely. If there should be just' one
poor tub In the shipment and the
sampler happens upon It the whole
shipment would suffer, while If churn
numbers are used only the tubs in
that churning would receive the lower
ATTENTION TO YOUNG CALVES
Give Only Warm Milk While Young
and Begin Feeding Grain After
the Second Month.
Feed only warm milk while calves
are young. Gradually begin feeding
proper grain after the second month
Do not allow them too much grass.
Give p!?nty of pure water, and never
allow exposure to rain or extreme,
You'll get s
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IONS BURNING PIPE AND .
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by R. J. Reynold*
The proper time to harvest pea
nuts is at a time when the vines j
have on them the greatest number j
of mature nuts. The peanut is a con
tiguous bearer like cotton and to
mato; there may be "pegs" and ma
ture nuts on the same vine? In the
south the earlier nuts may begin to
decay or. sprout before the later
'Small crops are harvested by loos
ening the soil around the vines with
a fork, and pulling the vine with the
adhering nuts up with the hand. Lar
ger areas will be harvested by using
a plow or potato digger. After the
vines have been loosened from the
ground, they should be allowed to
lie for a few hours till the leaves
have wilted, then placed in small
stacks around a central stake to cure, j
The essentials in curing the crop
are to put in small stacks and give
an abundance of circulation. On ac
count of the fleshy >n?ture of the
stem, they cure slowly and will mil.
dew if in large stacks. A barn floor |
is not a suitable place for curing un
less the crop is very small and can
I be spread out.
The stakes around which the vines
are to be stacked should be six or
seven feet long, driven in the ground
securely. Before the stack is started
two pieces of lath or light lumber
should be nailed at right angles to
the stake six or eight inches from
?the ground, in order to keep the
peanuts from coming in contact with
the soil. In building the stack, the
pods are kept to the center and the
tops outside, with sufficient slope to
shed water. A few vines should be
hung round the stake to tie the stack.
When the desired heighth h*as been
leached a cap of dry grass should he
put on, but never wet hay or weeds.
The peanuts should be cured in the
stack three or four weeks before
picking. Like shocked corn, much of
the sap from the vine goes toward
maturing the nut while curing. If
the picking is done by hand, only the
well matured pods should be picked,
the immature ones being left on the
vines to feed to stock. Peanuts are
easily discolored by mildew, and for
that reason should be kept dry.
The vines, after the nut pods have
been picked off, may be baled,
stacked or put in the 'barn. The vines
and immature nuts make excellent
stoock feed, especially for milk cows.
It is equal to, if not .better than, good
clover hay.-Farm & Ranch.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Heao
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
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Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
Invigorating tc the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives out
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A true Tonic For adults and children. 60o
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Felix Lake and Daughter Near
Death in Plane.
Washington Couple Narrowly Avert
Plunge >n English Channel When
.Felix Lake, District real estate
man, and his daughter, Matalie Tal.
butt Lake, Western High school
Graduate, had a narrow escape from
death in an airplane flight from Lon_
don to Paris recently, according to
word received here to-day.
In a letter to th*i Rev. Albert H.
Zimmerman, 1300 Rhode Island ave.
?nue northeaast, fifteen.year Mat
alie Lake told of the experience that
?nearly cost the lives of several peo
ple. She said the engine of the plane
that was carrying them across the
English Channel stopped while the
machine was in mid-air. At the node
of a dangerous swoop, which carried
them near the water, the beat of the
engine was resumed, and the plane
Longevity of Nutgrass Nuts.
An interesting experiment to clo_
Iver fifteen years has been begun by
i the weed specialists of the United
[States Department of Agriculture to
j ascertain how long the nuts of nut
grass can stay in the soil and still re_
I tain their viability. Many almost un
believable stories are told by farmers
and others in the Southern Coastal
States regarding the length of time
nutgrass nuts remain viable in the
soil. Some stories itel!, of grass nuts
being dug up after thirty years' bur
ial and still sprouting. A seemingly
authentic case has been found by the
Government weed specialists where
a house built in 1912 was removed
from its site eight years later and
grass nuts sprouted on, the spot from
which it had been removed.
In order to get definite informa
tion on -t-his point, four galvanized
iron cans, each about two feet square
and four feet deep, without bottoms,
were sunk into the soil at the Ar
lington farm near Washington, and
250 pounds of soil well filled with
the grass nuts was placed in each.
The cans were covered against light,
and it is planned to open them on the
1st. of June, 1923, 1926, 1931, and
1936, respectively, to test the via_ .
bility of the nuts.
Velvet bean vines are known to
smother nutgrass, but if the nuts
will remain viable in the soil for an
indefinite period, it is seen that
other means of extermination will be
necessary.-Farm & Ranch.
Cures Old Sores, Cine? fame dtts Won't Cutta
The worst cases, no matter cf ^owlonsrstandicz
?re cured by ths wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve!
??ai? and Heals at the p?un<? ??"T.C. 25C. 50c.tJ.<*
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