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FARM FIRE LOSS
la. i-er Perce: iage of Farm Fires
LIGHTNING RODS ARE HELP
S • poll and Farm Organizations
Should Have Fire Prevention
inn Are* coat about $20,000,000
a ir- $18,1M,?10 in 1918. Of the
Ares that year S3 per cent were from
classed as preventable, 37 per
rrotn partly preventable causes,
nnd 30 per cent unknown but believed
tn have been largely preventable.
Inadequat > lire-fighting equlp
nn nt on farms. Broa are hard to eon
ii. Prevention is the hesi. way to
di with them.
Defective chimneys and flues took
tt to the extent of $1,962,031: sparks
fin roofs, $1,181,171; careless use of
matches by smokers and others. $1,-
--, IS7; petroleum anil its products.
i 67; and stoves, furnaces, boil
er; and their pipes. $674,965.
The largest item listed as partly
pi entable is llghtnling, $3.933 950.
Prevention Week should be
Bli a special time for lookim- over
the premises to see that the buildings
in- in the best practicable shape to
prevent and resist fire; that tn flam
mi c rubbish i; cleared away: and
thai habits of safety are instilled in
tli, handling of matches, lamps,
stoves, and kerosene and gasoline.
Oasollne has come to play such an
important part in farm life that spe
clal . are should be taken to see that
it i- not stored in inflammable build
ings, and is never opened in the pres
enci of uncovered flame.
Watch the Lantern.
Fire Prevention Week ends on the
sum-centennial of the great Chicago
Are While occurring In a great city,
the traditional cause of this fire was
one which is liable to occur in the
country —the upsetting of a lantern
in a stable. If lanterns must lie used
iii barns, they should be kept in good
condition, set or hung in a safe place,
and never filled or lighted in the barn.
.Numerous disastrous fires are
caused by threshing machines, both
by scattered sparks and embers and
fa. dust explosions in the separators.
*\% smokestacks should have spark
arresters, and the ground around the
boiler should be kept clear and wet
down if necessary. Grain dust ex
plosions are largely preventable. The
United States department of agricul
ture has made exhaustive studies of
the subject and is prepared to recom
mend adequate safeguards.
Serious losses are caused by sparks
from locomotives, which ignite dry
wooden shingle roofs and start many
Area in straw, stubble, and grass dur
ing, dry seasons. If a railroad runs
through the farm, it will pay to plow
few furrows along the right of way
as a fire break.
Kerosene lamps should be exam-
Ined to see that the burners are in
good condition, and should never be
lefl where they may be upset. Kero
sene and gasoline receptacles should
be kept apart and should be so differ
ent as to avoid possibility of a mis
Friction Matches Dangerous.
ordinary friction matches should be
kept in safe receptacles, away 'from
children, and never carried loose.
Smoking in barns and garages never
should be permitted. Fire marshals
ol western states report greater fire
b* in grain and straw the past
season from carelessly thrown
matches, engine sparks and automo
hile and tractor backfire, than ever
ft Buildings may be made safer by
" ■•ing that the chimneys are without
. racks and free of soot, which may
take fire and scatter sparks on dry
roofs. Flues which may become hot
should be covered with asbestos and
any near-by walls and ceilings pro
lected. There should be a sheet of
metal under every stove.
Out of all the losses by lightning,
act one was on a building protec ted
hy lightning rods. It is now definitely
known that lightning rods afford pro
tection. If installed intelligently they
r-duce the risk from lightning almost
to the vanishing point.
Public schools may well devote an
hour or afternoon to a special fire pre
vention program. Some prominent
citizens could be called in for a talk
Kssays and. .perhaps, a playlet by the
■ hildren would help impress the mat
ter on their minds. Some schools al
ready have a weekly 15' minute lesson
on fire prevention. The plan is admir
Meetings of farm organizations are
particularly proper occasions for hrc
prevention programs. These organiza
tions frequently have a fire insurance
feature, and every Are loss means larg
er premiums for the mutual insurance
The lesson of fire prevention should
be taken to every rural home and com
munity. Precautionary measures will
1 So much to cut down a loss that takes
millions of dollars out of the posses
sion of rural Americans every year
and leaves nothing in Its place. Pre
vention is better than regret
COAST MEN TO BE INITIATED IN
W. S. C. GREEK LETTER SOCIETIES
Pledges have been announced for
the IS men's Greek letter societies at
the State College of Washington. The
105 new men to wear fraternity pins
Alpha Tau Omega: Ed Williams,
Heber Moberly. Spokane; Berl Miller,
Pullman; Harold Roberts, Waitshurg;
Joe Hungate, Cheney; Ed Schwartz.
Beta Theta Pi: Doyl Starcher, Har
old McCurdy, Yakima: Horace Schey
er, Puyallup; Vincent Hay den, Roch
ester; Clarence Torgeson, Everett;
Jake Hoefel, Ritzville; Dave Gilbert.
Spokane; Floyd Stevenson, Pomeroy.
Delta Tau Alpha Local: C. E. John
son, Spokane; Bangt Anderson, Walla
Walla; Ernest Betz, Cheney; Leslie
Turnahan, Colville; Edward Eation,
Gamma Phi Local: Clarence Bil
lings, Robert Bassett, Washtucna;
Herbert Saunders, Marysville; Har
old Thilbert, Tacoma: Donald Hinder
son, Bingen; Elwood Martin, White
Salmon; Floyd Palmer, Prosser.
Kappa Sigma: Arthur D. Jones Jr.,
Ronald Robertson, Sidney Smythe,
Spokane; Leo M. Shannon. Wm. B.
Steiner, .lames B. Jones, Pullman;
Ralph Corkrum, Walla Walla; Wy
mond B. Ferguson, t'olton; Chas. Ran
kin, Yakima; Donavon F. Cartwright,
Valley; John Pedicord. Colville.
Lamda Chi Alpha: Oliver Triggui.
Roy Powell, Paul Gilfilen, Bellingham;
Herbert Voseberg. Pullman; Leonard
Phi Delta Theta: Thomas Pollard,
Delmar Ruble, Ross Tiffany. Earle
Hannum, Spokane; Marvin Hales, Dil-
EARLY HOUSED PULLETS
LAY MORE WINTER EGGS
To get good results from a flock of
poultry during the winter all houses
and coops should he in good condi
tion, only healthy fowls placed In
these building*, and good care given
to the poultry. As it takes about two
weeks for hens or pullets-to settle
down to their new quarters, they
should be moved early. The moving
should be done before they begin to
lay. for a shift after egg production
begins may set them back for a month
to six weeks. Moving pullets around
from one house to another is the best
means of holding back egg production
if they are developing too fast. It is
highly desirable to bring the pullets
in from the range before they begin to
Prepare Houses for the Winter.
The houses should be thoroughly
cleaned, disinfected, and made tight
for the winter. It is much easier to
do this work while they are empty
than after they are filled with fowls.
If the house has a dirt floor, it is well
to remove the top 3 or 4 inches and
replace this with dry gravel or sand.
If it has a cement or wooden floor, re
move all litter and dirt and put in 4
or 5 inches of fresh straw or litter.
Remove the roosts and scrnpe the
dropping boards, wetting them down
if necessary to loosen refuse which
has caked and dried on. Sweep the
walls and ceiling with a broom, and
clean out all old nesting material. The
house is now ready to be disinfected.
Mix up a batch of whitewash or other
disinfectant. Put a peck or more of
fresh-burned lime in a tub or barrel
and pour on it enough water to start
slaking. Stir occasionally and add
more water to prevent burning. Keep
the vessel covered with an old sack to
! retain the heat. After the lime is thor-
I oughlv slaked dilute it to the proper
consistency and strain it if it is to be
applied with a spray pump. Add a
uiiart of crude carbolic acid to each
bucketful of wash. Other effective
disinfectants are lime-sulphur mix
ture used for spraying fruit trees,
| ( .oal-tar preparations, or the approved
! cattle dips.
With a whitewash brush or spray
pump apply thoroughly to the inside
of the house—walls, ceiling, floor,
dropping boards, and nests, as well as
the roosts, which should be placed out
of doors in the aun for a few days
lard Howell, Waitshurg; Howard
Slater, Bert Moore, Deer Park; Wm.
Kirkpatrick. James Love, Tacoma;
Walter Schryock. Okanogan; Ray
French, Riverside; Duncan McFad
din, Walla Walla; Dene Gautier,
Dalkena; Raleigh Fisher, Touchet:
Harry Searles, Sunnyside; Melvin
Plasket. Pullman; Edwin Wilkerson,
Seattle; Lloyd Hatcher. Twisp.
Psi Nu Sigma Local: Lois Lid.
Everett; Norman York. Stevenson;
Clarence Hummel, Waterville.
Sigma Alpha Fpsilon: Elmer Mc
carty. Walt Irwin, Frank Walter. Jack
Dickwine. Seattle; Ed Williams, Wal
lace Kelso, Dan Mitchell, Yakima;
Walter Gildersteve, Payette, Idaho;
Allen Sampson. Spokane; Robert
Hiship. Starbuck; Gustore Percell,
Cbehalis; Bernard Williams, Pasco.
Sigma Chi: Frank Martin, Spo
kane: Phil Frazer. Seattle; George
Staples, Wenatchee: Roland Griffith.
Vancouver; Jack Foster, Pomeroy;
Carrie Andrew, Walla Walla; Homer
Sigma Phi Epsilon: Cecil Keller.
Walter Koran, Everett Minard, Wen
atchee: Ralph Malone. Ralph Spencer,
Pomeroy; Austin Snell, Long Branch;
marion Malsed, Paiouse; Conrad
Sigma Nu: Jack Davis, Ward
Parker, John Morrow, Spokane; Joe
Chandler. Howard Hughes. Walla
Walla; Tom Hunt, Tacoma; Horton
Ostrander, Burke, Idaho.
Theta Xi: Charles E. Davis, Leon
ard Landers, Mark Quinn. Pullman;
U. S. Simons, R. L. Thompson, San
Francisco; R. B. Leary, Clarkston;
D. D. Clemm. Tekoa.
Allow the house to dry out before put
ting in fresh litter. Rye straw makes
excellent litter, because it is tough
and does not break up easily, but
wheat or oats straw, cornstalks, dry
leaves, or coarse hay are all usable.
Baled shavings or dry sawdust has
been used successfully; they are ex
Make Houses Free From Drafts.
Be sure that the house is tight on
three sides and that there is no chance
for a draft to strike the hens. If hens
roost or are placed in a draft during
the fall and winter, colds are sure to
develop, which may result in roup and
other troubles. From one-third to one
half of the south side, or front, of the
poultry house may be made of cur
tains and windows, but should he un
der control, so that the openings may
be closed gradually as the weather be
comes cold. Have muslin curtains in
the front of the house or leave a win
dow partly open, even on the coldest
nights, to allow some ventilation in
the house. Fowls will stand consid
erable exposure to cold air provided it
is dry, and ventilation will keep the
air in the house dry.
Before the pullets are mixed with
the older fowls be sure that the hens
are banded or that the web of the foot
is punched in some way. so that you
can distinguish between the pullets
and the hens. This plan permits the
older stock to he culled out whenever
desirable, and the young hens to be
kept for further laying. For egg pro
duction do not keep hens over two
years, hut some of the best hens may
be kept for breeders until 3 or 4 years
Remove Sick Birds Promptly.
If any of the birds develop colds,
put as much potassium permanganate
as will remain on the surface of a
dime into a gallon of water and keep
this material In their drinking water
for several days, or until the symp
toms of the colds have disappeared.
Remove any sick birds from the flock
as soon as noted and treat them in
coops by themselves or kill and bury
them if they are not worth treating.
Business men who are financing
members of the boys and girls' clubs,
are building permanent monuments
for good in the future.
FEEDING YEAST TO
Yeast in Wet Mash Found Harmful—
No Perceptible Increase in Egg
Preliminary tests have been carried
on by the poultry husbandry division
of the United states department of
agriculture in the use of yeast as v
feed for laying hens, the theory being
that this material was extremely high
in vitaminea and particularly valu
able in the dietary of laying hens. In
the initial test the yeast was dissolved
in warm water, added to the mash,
and the mixture allowed to stand for
24 hours until the yeast had thorough
ly permeated the feed. While the
hens ate this mash fairly well, with
the result that their egg production
was slightly Increased for a short pe
riod, apparently they soon tired of
the mixture and did not consume it
with a relish. Subsequently, decreased
egg production resulted, and the mor
tality among the fowls which received
the yeast was noticeably higher than
hi the pens not receiving it.
It is thought that this mortality was
due to changes occurring In the mash
which developed while it was being
held in a moist condition for the 24-
--hor period previous to feeding, rather
than as a result of the yeast itself.
The moist mash was discontinued and
the experimental pens were put on a
dry mash containing 1 per cent of
dried fresh yeast. The condition of
the Bock improved materially with
this change, and the birds soon re
sumed their normal appearance, with
fair egg production.
However, the egg yield was not
greater than that from check pens
without the yeast. Thereafter, 3 per
cent of yeast which was air and sun
dried and fed in a ground condition
was used in the mash without any per
ceptible increase in egg production.
The i>y chance by-gosh way of pro
ducing will have to stop if the farmer
wants to make any money.
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( Persons in this community may pur
chase seats by mail to the Moore the
atre in Seattle.
The Orpheum Orpheum Circuit pro
gram for the week of October IC has
four big features. Whiting and Hurt
in "Several Songs" will offer a start
ling repertoire of the latest New York
"Indoor Sports," called "a comedy of
lovers." is a very funny and novel
Moran and Mack in "Two Black
Crows" have a big delightful comedy
skit which guarantees laughter every
minute they are behind the footlights.
Schictl's Manikins have been termed
"The Uoyal Wonderettes." This is a
special European feature in which
these wonderful manikins portray
parts so human-like that they have
startled audiences wherever they have
Adams and Griffith in "A Music Les
son" have a tuneful number which has
good music, clean comedy, and some
"Dance Fantasies." a delightful
terpsichorean novelty. Is enhanced by
"fiast and West" is another act
above usual vaudeville standards.
Topics of the Day; Aesop's Fable 9,
Pathe News and the Concert Orches
tra are regular attractions found on
the bill each week.
A rare combination of an interna
tional star and an international play
coeins to the Clemnier the week begin
ning October 1",. with N'azimova in
"Camille" really needs no introduc
tion to the public; its story of how
through love the young artist sacri
ficed hi scarcer, for one of the most
notorious women of Paris, who in turn
gave up the gilded hectic life of Par-
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STAR OF "EVERYWOMAN"
JOINS WILKES CAST
Adele Blood, who was the star of
"Everywoman," and who is known to
Eastern theatregoers as America's
most beautiful blonde, joins the Wilkes
Stock company in Seattle next week
as leading woman, making her first
appearance in Frances Nordstrom's
delightful comedy, "The Ruined Lady."
Tom Chatterton, an actor who is cele
brated in pictures as well as on the
speaking stage, joins the company at
the same time as leading man.
"The Ruined Lady" is a wholesome,
clever play that will give Miss Blood
an opportunity to wear some of her
most stunning gowns. The piece will
open Sunday afternoon, October 16,
and continue for the week with other
matinees on Wednesday and Satur
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FOR UNUSUAL PRICE
The record sale of apple land for
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Erickson for $35,000. The orchard has
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had a lease on the orchard four years
and the apple crop this season alone
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