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Conducted by Mr. Robert F.Spen",' Farm Demonstrator and Special
COVER CROPS FOR THE WINTER 'stability in again returning to the
market for farm commodities and
United that the end of the deflation process
so far as farm product art concerned
I,oses bjr Eroaion In the
States and Kentucky
of land ruined
. 4,000,000 acres
2. 400,000,000 acre
3. $100,000,000 annual loss.
4. 268 square miles, 1 foot deep,
deposited by Mississippi River annu
ally, equivalent to 343,000 acres of
soil to plow depth. '
5. Kentucky is so situated as to
have more than proportionate loss.
6. Erosion losses in Kentucky
greater than land taxes.
7. 2,500,000 acres in Kentucky are
badly eroded and much more has
Classification of Lands and Crops in
Waste land 7,663,193
Cowpeas and soybeans ... 65,780
Cover Crops needed 3,500,000
The facts brought out in the state
ments 5, 6, and 7 are enough to more
our fanners to cover crops as a pro
tection and soil maintained There
are 3,500,000 acres of land in Ken
tucky which need to be covered with
some sort of cover crop this winter
One and one-half bushels of rye and
10 to 12 pounds of Hairy retch to
the acre will make a splendid cover
crop for the winter. The vetch
should be inoculated. Dont wait
too long: to seed.
(More about cover crops next week)
is near at hand, if it has not already
arrived. As these were the groups
which were first to return practical
ly to pre-war levels, it is only natur
al that they should be the first to
Most of the other groups were
lower in July than in June. For ex
ample, the wholesale price index num
ber for house furnishings declined!
from 2.r0 to 2H5; metals and metal
products declined from 132 to 125;
fuel and lighting from 187 to 184,
and building materials from 202 to
200. With the exception of metals,
all of these groups are still far above
. . , '
pre-war price levels ana extremely
high compared with values upon the
products of the farmer's labor. The
index number for all commodities
combined was 148,' or 48 percent over
1913 levels, the same as in June.
FARMERS ASK LOWER FREIGHT
The price which farmers receive
for their commodities is fixed not by
them, but at some point where the
surplus accumulates. The price of
grain is determined in Liverpool and
the price of wool in Boston.. The
FIELD-SELECTED SEED WILL
YIELD MOST CORN
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 30. Practi
cally all experiment stations in corn
growing states as well as scores of
farmers in every state have shown
by Actual tests that field-selected corn
given proper care after gathering
gives highly profitable increases in
yield over ordinary crib-selected seed,
according to E. J. Kinney, crop spe
cialist at the Kentucky Agricultural
Experiment Station. The increased
yields due to selected seed may vary
from year to year, being greatest
when the ordinary crop is late in ma
turing and subject to a hard freeze
before thoroughly dry. As has been
pointed out, the germination of corn
containing a large percentage of
moisture may be partially or even
wholly destroyed by hard freezing.
Even when the germination is appar
ently good a large percentage of the
plants may be weak and subject to
insect and disease attacks. Corn
gathered early from healthy, vigorous
stalks and stored so that it may dry
quickly gives seed that germinates
promptly and produces strong,
healthy plants, the specialist said.
ESTABLISHES BUREAU FOR
Truck users are coming to realize
that tires have a very important part
in successful truck operation, and
that the tires are a senarate nroh-
farmer does not receive wis price, lem from the truck kself
however; there is deducted from it Ai mwh money ig wagted today
several commissions and the cost of ' t-
shipping the grain from his , Some truck owners wonder why their
When you come HgSntt down
to reason, wSnafc is (here to
THE next time a friend comes
to you all excited about some
wonderful tire bargain ask him
how much value he ought to get
for each dollar of tire money.
It's astonishing that any car
owner today should not know all
the tire service he is entitled to.
Nor how to check up between
the economy of par quality on
one hand and big discounts,
surplus stocks, discontinued lines
and retreads on the other.
For two years U. S. Tire
makers have been telling the
American people all about tires.
They have laid open the tire
business from every angle.
They have always
led the fight for better
They have consist
ently maintained quality first
standards with certain economy
for the tire buyer.
They have established 92
Factory Branches aU over the
country. Perfecting U. S. distri
bution so that you get a fresh, ,
Jive tire every time you buy a
U. S. Tire.
So when a man once decides
on U. S. Tires he knows what he
is getting in quality service
economy. In support of his own judg
ment he gets the pledged word
and reputation of the largest
and most successful tire concern
in the world.
A sound reason for the fact
mat you see more
U. S. Tires on more
cars than ever this
1 W A
U. S. CHAIN TREAD
One of the tlra ut whkh
It may bo saij thai thay dalfvaf
economy yaar in and year out
and Ure after Mr.
"Torn a rVvaA. fcvw firm awry timm
jroa aajr a U i I'm "
station to the point where the price tire bills
18 estaDiisnea. i nereiore, any m-lre moderate. The answer is to be
crease or decrease in the cost of folmd jn many cagM Jn the fact that
transportation is reflected directly the wronf type or the wror? gile of
by an increase or decrease in the tireg nM n ggit
amount of money which the fnnfTj In the interest of greater economy,
receives for his products. In addi-'he United gtatM Tjre Company ha.
tion to this, when freight rates are , MtabHsned a Technical Service De-
high, the farmer always pays a mm , partmenti made up of tire engineers.
are so high while others' i
BOONE TAVERN GARAGE
on the great amount of manufactured
products which he brings to his farm
to consume or to use in the produc
tion of crops. Thus the high freight
rates "cut both ways" with the farm
er. It has caugnt mm at a time
when the price of farm products are
back to pre-war level.
This was the gist of the argument
advanced by President J. R. Howard
in opening the case of the American
Farm Bureau Federation before the
Interstate Commerce Commission in
Washington on August 15. Mr. How.
ard cited the large number of farm
foreclosures reported in Illinois and
other agricultural states in the west
and predicted that unless conditions
change 50 percent of the renters in
Illinois will not operate next year.
He maintained that the excessive rail
road rates were largely responsible
for the dilemma in which agriculture
finds itself and stated that the pres.
ent cost of production and continua
tion of high transportation rates
would cause the farmer to produce
fewer crops next year. Even with
conditions as they are at present in
many parts of the west, farms will
not be operated next year and a still
larger acreage will be seeded to
Thompson, of Chicago, to Congress
man Martin B. Madden, of Illinois.
He is the third to reach home out of
10 birds from the farm, which wero
Hay and Grain.
I . tint - m n iinr ..Tl"U7. ..... w
liberated as part of the Chicago white .V,0.Vi4. No. 4 white MMf,
Pageant of Progress, July 30. I S yellow mff."c. No. 4 yellow M
One of these broke a world's record ' n,'"u
by covering the 6141 miles in 27 Sound Hay Timothy per too $14.r0
of Albert Jacobson, expert I Wheat No. 2 red $l.2412. No.
which will give impartial, disinterest
ed advice to everybody engaged in
truck operation. A f ull statement of , hours elapsed time, which, in the' 19-'. ,o' $!' 17.
any tire problem from any truck op
erator in the world will bring a de
lta iled reply from the Department giv
ing the latest scientific information
on the points involved. Making a
complete line cf tires, the company
need favor no type above another.
As the largest rubber company in the
world has a large staff of chemical
in charge of homing pigeons, means
les sthan 16 hours actual flying. This
bird bore a message from Mayor
Thompson to President Hardin;.
The speed with which he covered the
distance seemed to indicate that he
realized the importance of his errand,
but when he arrived at the home loft
and engineering experts which is ne wag so overcome with modesty
made available to the truck operator ,ne dipped in without even ringing
thru the Technical Service Depart-! h signal. Sunt. Jacnhsnn had hen
HAS THE TIDE TURNED
The Farmer's buying power re
covered a slight fraction of its for
mer stature during July, according
to the wholesale prices Index num
bers issued by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. For the "farm products"
group the index number was 115, or
15 percent higher than in 1913. For
the month of June it was 113. The
July figure is the same as in April.
The index number for the "foods"
group also advanced from 132 in
June to 134 in July. This group in
cludes a number of commodities.
such as beans, butter, cheese, eggs,
fruit, milk, rice, onions and potatoes,
which are not included in the farm
These changes may indicate that
SWIFT PRODUCE REVIEW
making hourly visits to the loft and
found him there, and the record was
I officially clocked at the homing pige.
Continued declines have been noted on ciUD. The shortest
in the butter market during the week,itime ever ma(je before between the1 2-. J
but at the close the market b . two points was 25 hours. i $'G0.5O.
' S red 1.22'tf 1.2. No. 4 red 1I.1U31.2L
utter, Eggs and Poultry.'
Butter Whole milk creamery extras
44c, cent rallied extma 42c, Units 37c,
fancy dairy 33c.
Ems Extra firsts 33c, firsts 31c,
ordinary firsts 27c.
Live Poultry Broilers 2 lbs and
over 22c, fowls 4 lbs and over 21c,
under 4 lbs 10c. roosters 13c.
Cattle Steers, good to choice $7.70
S9..V). fair to good $U .Via 7.75, common
I to fair $ti8.Vl, heifers, good to choice
.:j8. fair to good $.vrofcrt..-.o.
common to fair I40.V.V); cancers fl.riO
It heifer KU' stock steers
firmed up with improved demand
from the retail trade.
Heavy volume of live poultry
reaching the market has resulted in
lower quotations on both live and
Poultry plants generally have suf
ficient help to take care of average
receipts, but any sudden large in
crease in volume would make it dif
ficult to handle. Even marketing is
The second bird, bearing a message
to Congressman Britton, arrived Aug
ust 7. Another, bearing a duplicate
message, reached Drv Fork. V'a..
U'kupa it iuirtm. httllatfirl And Ull'
taken in by a farmer. What misad
ventures befell the latest arrival in
his 18-day Journey the attendants are
unable to tell. It is supposed that
. . , t; i . .
I ne Decame weax ana was ooiigeu io
stop and search for food and shelter.
That he was able to resume his
C'ulves-M;HMl io choice $10 IOTA
fair to good $7(110, common and large
Sheep flood to rholco $84. fair
to good $.'f.1. co ion Hfcl-.'iO,
laiuhs, good to rhu ce $10.30 11, larue
good $7 V 10.50.
Hogs Heavy $8..Hi ', choice
packers and hiit. lieis 'J.'aO 7. me
dium '.)". coinii'oii to choice heavy
fat sows $1ft.7V Hk'1't shippers $1) 73,
pigs (110 lbs und leas) $ujU.
Belttville as a remarkable exhibition
of the homing instinct.
Egg production is about normal friflil.nt and find his way is regarded at
this season of the year, but, because
of inferior quality, only a small pro
portion of the eggs will command top
prices. Better care and attention on
the farm and more frequent market
ing will result in higher prices being
paid to the producers.
PLUCKY PIGEON KINDS WAY
HOME AFTER EIGHTEEN
Seventeen days behind his fastest
companion, a wind-buffeted but
plucky homing pigeon punhed thru
the trap that rings the automatic bell
at the United States Department of
Agriculure poultry husbandry farm
at Bel U villa Wednesday morning
bearing a message from May
TEACH Y0U.ro LULL TO LEAD
Calf Can Be Haltsr Broksn With
Little Effort If Taksn in Hand at
A bull Unit Is to he kept for sen Ice
should I Imik'lil to lead while he N a
small calf, lie can be halter hmken
at this time w ith a few mluules' effnrt.
He should not only be tsughl to Imd
without a tight rope, but also shuuld
he tauitht to stand. If given this lee
son while young, In after life, when he
Is lel out for vlsftors to look over or
to be photographed, be makes a umcb
Heard In Court
Judge You say the prisoner Is not
Insane, and yet he Is not in his right
mlndT How Is that?
Witness Ixts of people, your honor,
who are not Insane are wrong minded
Husband f course, my desr, I
have my faults
Wife I shouM have to have very
keen vision to detect your virtues.
"Bui. my desr, you ran find fault
with your eyes shut."
Cultured One The scenario la a
wonderful form of expression, but It
will never he on the same basla as
music and poetry.
Movie Kan Why not T It's measured
by the foot I Klliu Kun.
In these days the growing scare
tity of country doctors is presenting
a real problem to the rural com
munities. We regard as being of
vital importance any responsible
movement calculated to enlarge
the resources of Rural Folk in the
matter of safeguarding health.
Cincinnati Heftlth Exposition,
moted by the Chamber of Commerce,
is a worthy enterprise, and we hope
that many of our readers will attend
sometime between October 15 and 22.
Bringing back memories of the
great World'a Pairs of the past, and
linking their accomplishments with
the wonderful progress made in the
industrial and scientific world since
those wonderful exhibitions, is the
great Cincinnati Health Exposition,
to be held in Music Hall, Cincinnati,
Ohio, October 15 to 22.
One of the main features of this
exposition which is attracting the at
tention of the rountry'a greateet
health expert is Rural Sanitation
day, when Dr. C. L. Lumsden, United
States Public Health Service, will be
one of the principal speakers.
With the cooperation of Dr. C. A.
Neal, District Board of Health Com
missioner, a program of special in
terest to farmers and their families
has been prepared and many attrac
tions of vital importance to those
who live in rural communities will
Rural Sanitation Day will bring to
Cincinnati a notable gathering from
farming communities thruout th
whole of the Ohio valley. Realising
the tremendous importance of the
health of the farmer and his family,
the exposition committee has ar
ranged a program for Rural Sanita
tion Day, that will show in a com
prehensive and simple manner the
way the farmer can best safeguard
hii own health and that of his family-
The lectures and exhibits will be
on the simplest possible scale and
tho they will not be couched in hirh
ly scientific terms will, nevertheless,
be based on the results of years of
investigation by officials of the Uni
ted States Public Health Service and
A definite program for the safe
guarding of the health of those who
live where doctors and nurses are
not available at -a few minutes notice
aa in the cities, will be outlined, and
special stress will be laid on the pre-
The vention and treatment of tho diseases
pro- and ailments which frequently pre
sent a tremendous problem to the
who live in the rural communities.
The exposition haa received the en
dorsement of President Harding, Gov
ernor Harry L. Davis, of Ohio, and
the Mayors and Health Commis
sioners of thousands of cities thru
out the whole country.
The most prominent health experts
in America have accepted invitation J
to lecture on various heslth matters
during the exposition. The program
will be varied by showing mo-ion
pictures depicting the simplest meth
ods of safeguarding the public health
and Interesting pageants prepared by
members of the local health exposi
tions. The entire exposition will be one of
motion and every afternoon and eve
ning during the week of October 15
22 the great auditorium of Music
Hall, capable of seating more than
3,fi00 persons, will be the scene of a
variety of demonstrations and lec
tures by national, state and local
leaders in health activities.
The exposition seeks to teach tho
road to health.
The Brlghtsr Oan.
A hula lliim with sorrow-.
Bui In hr dark! alcht
Ws lin-mii of a loruniruw
Sttting ths Pace.
Ted Tom lum aiilil his race horseo
and InveKii-il In a cur.
Neil - lie Mild lie wanted something
that had a little M'el.
No such Luck. '
"lo )oii think we are going to btvej,
au early fallT"
"No of prices. "