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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
BULL SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUPERIOR TO MOST CAREFULLY SELECTED COW IN HERD DADDY'S EVENING FAIRYTALE 4MRY" GRAHAM BONNER THE SEASIDE SPARROWS. ttj Ttrpr DM 1M fumyisik lXYYT M SENATGRS DENOUNCE LAWLESSNESS "3 . 1 u " - ciology, benevolence, or what not." Control and regulation of forelgn-lnngungo publications. More cpeclflc Identiflcntion of newspaper interests by amendment and broadening of the Inw requiring publishers to report their ownership, editors, creditors, circulation, nnd other facts to the post office department. Strengthening of the corrupt practices act regarding political contribu tions, existing state and federal laws being declared "entirely Inadequate to meet present-dny political methods." The report comprised nearly 25,000 words. TO COMMAND OUR Two fleets, equal in strength, ono the Pacific licet and the other the At lantic fleet, with the Asintlc fleet ns the third main division of the United States navnl forces, will be the peace time disposition, according to Secre tary Daniels. The Pacific fleet will be under command of Admiral Hugh Rodman, the Atlantic under Admiral Henry B. Wilson, whose portrait Is herewith presented, nnd the Asintlc under Ad miral Albert C. Gleaves. Rear Ad miral W. L. Rodgors, now In com mand of tho Asiatic fleet, will be Its vice admiral. Tho secretary announced that the bureau of operations was studying nnd would present a complete plan of dividing ships of nil clnsses so as to make tho Atlantic nnd Pacific fleets of equal strength. In? making tho announcement the secretary stressed the fact that ono of fhe purposes, and possibly the paramount one, for having these two strong fleets was to encourage nnd stlmulnte to the highest degree the spirit of com petition nnd keen rivalry between them which will be n big factor- in keeping the whole navy up to the top notch point of efficiency. MERCIER PLANS Albert and Cardinal Mercler. During all of Belgium's martyrdom at tho hands of Germany the impressive figure of Cardinal Mercler stood out us that of the spirit of Belgium herself. It was tho spirit which might bo struck to the earth physically, but which spiritually remained forever unnwed and undaunted by even tho most cruel and inhuman of tho representatives of Germany. GENERAL MARCH WANTS 500,000 MEN America's mllltnry contribution toward maintenance of the League of Nntlons will be approximately 500,000 men, in tho opinion of Gen. Peyton C. March, chief of staff of the army. Ho expressed this view In testifying be foro the senate military affairs com mittee. "If all of tho other nations unite and do their share, I should say tho United States could fulfill its obliga tions with 500,000 men," General March said. The committee learned from Gen eral March that none of the European nntlons Is restoring Its armies to the antebellum bnsls, despite the orgnnlza tlon of tho League of Nations to main tain peace. Great Britain, for Instance, has fixed the strength of Its army at 1)52,000 men, to be raised by conscrip tion. This is nearly four times tho 6lze of tho British nrmj before the wnr. General March said President Wil son had not communicated any information on the size of the force tho United States would be expected to maintain In Europe after the signing of the penco treaty. The wnr department was guessing ut approximately five divisions, or 225,000 men. Radicalism, lawlessness nnd vlo- lenco iu Amerlcn nnd anarchy ns ex emplified by sovldt rule in Russia nro denounced In n report inude public by the seunto Judiciary subcomniltteo which ninde nn exhaustive luvcstiga tion of these nnd other subjects during the Inst session of congress. Senator Overman of Nortli Carolina is its chnlrninn. Reeommendutlons by the subcom mittee for legislation included: ' A permanent law similar to the war-time espionage act designed to control "forces of anarchy and vio lence" nnd "adequately - protect our national sovereignty and our estab lished Institutions." Strict regulation of the mnnufuc ture, distribution und possession of high explosives. Regulation of "mushroom organi zations", and special interests which propagate "notions of government, so ATLANTIC FLEET TO VISIT AMERICA Cardinal Mercler, archbishop of Malines und prlmute of Belgium, tho heroic prelate whose fame is now world wide, is to visit the United States in the fall. It Is now stntcd that lie will lund at New York in Sep tember nnd will stay six weeks. Two cities to be visited are Chicago and Baltimore. Says Cardinal Mercler. "This will bo my first trip across the Atlantic, but to mo it seems that I am going to visit old friends. If it had not been for American foodstuffs the United States army would upon arrival have found in Belgium only bones of starved women, children nnd old men, n monument to the cruelty of nn enemy of God nnd man. Bclglnns have much to thank the American 'peo ple for, und I view It as an honor that I am to have the opportunity to thank Amerlcn in person for all." Belgium's martyrdom made known to the world two heroic figures: King A Wctl-Bred Cow (Prepared by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) In all bull-association work tho In fluence of heredity is recognized. Since like tends to beget lilce in production ns well as in nppenrance, there is lit tlo danger that the pure-bred bull whose ancestors for several genera tions have been flrst-clufs individuals will inherit or transmit tho qunlltles of some inferior distant ancestor. If ho Is also well formed, strong nnd healthy, ho will almost ccrtninly In crease out of all proportion to his cost the income from the first generation of a scrub or low-grade herd. In fact the timo may come when it will bo pos sible to eliminate nil bulls except those whose dams nre in the advanced regis try. If the best bulls were used to their full capacity in pure-bred herds, nnd if only good pure-bred bulls were used In the ordinary dairy herds, the Income from the dairy business could bo vastly Increased. If possible, all bulls used should be from advanced registry dams with n butterfnt record of not less thnn 400 pounds. The dams should bo from high-producing ances tors. The bull should always bo su perior to the best cows in tho herd, and all cows should be 'well bred nnd carefully selected. Improvements Due to Sire. Few organizations have been In op eration long enough for the producing daughters of an association bull to bo compnred with their dams. Tho fol lowing figures, however, received from an association at New Windsor, Md., show the Improvement duo to the siro and tiro average butterfat production of daughters of association bulls com pared with that of their dams : Fat average i (pounds). Bull No. 1: 7 daughters .. 270.5 7 dams 20S.3 Increase G2.2 Bull No. 2: 7 daughters 2S1.G 7 dams 226.4 Increase G5.2 Bull No. 3: 2 daughters 3G9.6 2 dams 254.0 Incrcaso 115.5 Fourteen out of sixteen daughters excelled their dams, tho average in crease of the daughters over dams be A Well-Bred MORE RYE BEING PRODUCED Greatest Increase Seen In 1917 and 1918 Farmers Becoming More Familiar With Crop. (Prepared by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Moro acres nnd moro bushels of ryo were harvested in 1018 than In nny previous year In tho history of the United Stntes. From 1840 to 1009 ryo production in tho United States was pfacticully stationary. From 1009 to 1018 tho production wus nlmost tripled, tho greatest Increasq coming In 1017 nnd 1918. Five years ago there was approxi mately 1 acre of ryo for each 21 ucres of wheat In tho United States. In 1918 there was approximately 1 nTe of ryo for each 10 acres of wheat. Tho 1918 ryo crop was moro than 70,000,000 bushels. Tho world production of ryo amounts to about ono and two-thirds billion bushels, somowhat less than half the annual wheat production. Tho United Stntes department of agriculture thinks it probable, now that farmers are becoming familiar with tho crop and its udvnntngeK, that ryo will havo a permanently larger place in American ngriculturo, nnd that from an agricultural point of view there should be a further con tidarable Increoiio In-production, Tho Dam. ing 30 per cent. Tho incrcaso of the daughters of the good bulls mentioned above occurred with rcmarkablo regu larity. On tho other hand, a poor bull decreases tho production of his daugh ters. Noto tho following results of using a scrub bull : The dam produced 145 pounds of fat The daughters of the bull and this dam produced. .12(1 pounds of fat The granddaughter ot the bull produced 09 pounds of fat It Is only when tho lifetime-production records of all his daughters nro compared with those of their dams that tho full value of the bull's Bcrvlces to ono generation can bo known. In addition his Influence on tho herd will bo notlcenblo for many genera tions. Tills illustrates the great value of a good bull. Tlio damago done by nn Inferior bull mny bo equally great. No other argument should be neces sary in urging that every association be particular in selecting bulls, t Real Value of Bull. All pure-bred bulls nro not equally valuable. Tho daughters of somo are Inferior to their dams, while the daugh ters of others greatly excel their dams. Tho only way ono may know tho real value of tho bull is to compare tho pro duction records of his daughters with thoso of their daws. It takes at least three years from the time tho bull la put Into servico to obtain somo of this Information, and very often tho farm er has disposed of tho bull n year or moro before tho end of that time. When he llnds that tho bull has Im proved tho herd, his search for tho hull mny end in tho stockynrd or with the butcher. It is seldom that such a bull Js found again. If ho still lives nnd is being1 used, It mny bo nt n con siderable distance from tho original owner. Since the two do not meet, tho second user lias no menns of knowing tho worth of tho bull. Thus many vnlu nblo bulls hnvo been lost nnd Inferior ones nsqd Instead. In the hull asso ciation 'this cannot happen, for nil tho bulls are kept in the association until thoroughly tried. Tho poor ones are then sent to tho block and tho good ones kept and Judiciously used to their full capacity to tho end of their useful ness, which may be 12 or 15 years'. This advnntngo alono is enough to repay all tho troublo nnd expenso of forming nn association. Bull Tho Sire. STUDY UP CHOLERA ERE IT GETS IN YOUR HERD (Prepared by the United States De partment of Agriculture.) Tho United Stntes department of agriculture nnd the stnto agricultural' colleges hnvo done a vast amount of work In learn ing how to prevent and control hog cholcrn. From theso two sources you can get Informntlon on how to prevent this dlsense. You enn havo them for tho ask Ing. Your county agent nnd your locnl veterinarian enn nlso ndvlso you. Ask the United Stntes depnrtment of ngricul turo for Fnrmers' Bulletin 83!, Prevention and Treatment of Hog Cholera. LIVE STocH Moro colts should bo raised on farms. Moro hogs and more meat for homo uso should kavo attention during tho early summer. - Horses rcqulro from five to fifteen gallons of water a day, depending on the water and their work. "Oh tho sea, tho beautiful, beautiful sea," said Mr. Scnsldo Spnwrow. Mr. Scasldo Spnrrow wore n green ish gmy coat with a yellow spot on his fnco which ho thought was very lovely Indeed. "Ah, the sen, tho exquisite, exquisite sea," said Mr. Sharp-Tailed Sparrow. "How do you do?" snld Mr. Seaside Spnrrow; "wo arc cousins, nron't we?" "Yes," snld Mr. Shnrp-Talled Spar row, "wo are. I wear a different suit from tho one you do, for I wear a greenish cap.- My feathers are edged with beautiful, tan .colqrlngs and my tall Is very, very shorn, which makes folks give tho name of Sharp-Tailed Sparrow to all members of my family. "I will trill for you to show you that I am glad to see you, though I'm sorry to say that I am not much of n singer. "If I could sing moro I would gladly do so, but as I cannot I have to be contented not to. That Is tho best way, isn't it?" "It's tho best way," agreed tho Sea sldo Sparrow, "I'm glad you llko tho sea as I do," said Mr. Sharp-Tailed Sparrow, "and l.t Is nice that you have your nsat in tho samo salt water marsh that I havo chosen for my nest. "This marsh lends right Into our bo loved ocean, as wo can see from here.' And then both birds began to sing a song about the beautiful ocean and "How Do You Do?" how they loved tho snlt wnter nnd tho snlt air and tho salt sea breezes. They said It made , them feel so full of life. They never got tired of the sea because It was always chang ing. "It's strnngo that we should hnvo met hero," snld Mr. Shnrp-Tnlled Spur row, "though I have heard our two families often did have their nests in the samo places. "And I'vo heard that we do the samp things wo build tho samo sort of nests nnd nro Just as alike as broth ers." "Well, we nro cousins," snld Mr. Sen sldo Spnrrow. "But wov net llko brothers," said Mr. Sharp-Tailed Sparrow. "We admire ench other's wuys," snld Mr. Seaside Spnrrow. "Yes, thnt Is why we do .things so much nllke," snld Mr. Sharp-Tailed Spnrrow. "Let's take a little hop through these glorious long grasses. It's al most like playing hide-and-go-seek," snld Mr. Scnsldo Sparrow. So they went through the tall grasses nnd rushed and ran over the sand, or rather hopped over the sand. , Thcjr chatted nnd chirped und trilled und squeaked In .their funny little voices nnd chnttod of everything pos sible, but mostly they talked of- the sen nnd of how they loved the wliui nnd tho suit In the ulr nnd the salt In the sou and tho snlt in the mnrshcK. In fuct they agreed thnt they wore very fond of suit nnd they were ho glad thnt the sen always was saliy. They said how horrible It would be If the sen were over without suit, und then they became o.uto sad. "But after awhile they comforted themselves by remembering that the sea hud never been without f-nlr ns fnr ns they had ever heard, und they didn't believe It ever would be. "What Mrt of a home do you have. Jfr. Senslde Smiutow?" asked Mr. Sharp-Tailed Sparrow, "I have u nest of seaweed und long grasses which I find does very well grasses like we have here," said Mr. Seaside Sparrow. "And Mrs. Sparrow bus gieanlsh white eggs, speckled with brown, which she lays In the nest, I often cover my lies- with drle!-iut sea weed, dried by Mr. Sun.' "The very Millie wuys have," said Mr. Sharp-Tailed Sparrow. And then they talked of their many cousins, the Nelson Spurrown. the Dusky Seaside Sparrows, who would only live In Florida, and of the many other seaside sparrows. Hut inot of all they enjoyed find'ng out thnt (heir ways were Just the same. Moderate In Judgment. Bo moderate In Judgment. Do not be too ready to conclude, that one whom you admire Is altogether good, while another whom ynu dislike lacks a redeeming feature. Do not make up your mind that the elTort wh'ch ha fallen short of your expectation Is nn absolute failure, while another which has satisfied you Is Incapable of lin provement. Take the safe tnlihll road. Judge moderately. Girl's Coin pnnlon. Safe. "I know n perfectly safe place for your diamond rings, mother." "Where?" "On Bud's Angers." "Silly, ho'd bo sure to lose them." "No, ho wouldn't, You'd nover bo tn nny dnngor of Bud taking thero off to wash his hands." Did His Best. Tho tramp touched his hat nnd walked nlong besldo tho horscmnn. "You wouldn't think, sor," ho snld, 'but I once hnd a happy home." "Then," said tho rider, "why didn't you do something to keep it happy?" "I did, sir," 'said tho tramp; "I left -'t." London Tlt-Blts. Reversing It. "Queer, wasn't it, thoso Jousts of chivalry?" "What was queer?" "Why, every knight made n day of It" Always at It. "I know n man who Is at tho turning joint of his llfo every night." "How can thnt bo?" "Ho tends tho big revolving light." Naturally. "My brother's business Is going tc tho wnll." "Deur me, how did thnt happen?" "Ho Is selling dccorntlvo vines." Their Way. "Motorists nro always speaking con temptuously of pcdestrlnns." "Yes, I notice they hnvq. a way ol running them down." ' Perceptible Result "Confound tho luck I The front dooi has Just been painted." . "Yes, It Is easy to sco you have been up against It." GRASP OF HUMAN NATURE. Mnnngor But this play Is too high-brow, It will nover 'bo a success. Author That's whoro you nro mistaken, pooplo always pralso things they don't understand. Standing Room Appreciated. This world Is but a Meeting show. Some say not worth n pin; But JUBt tho samo wo fool that wo We're lucky to got In. Agree With Professor. "The professor seems to bo n man of raro gifts," remarked Mrs. Naybor. "lie Is," agreed the professor's wife. "He hasn't given 1110 ono since wo wero mnrried." London Tlt-Blts. Contrary Dream. "What do you think is every Lon doner's dny dream?" "I don't know; what Is It?" "To become a knight mnyor." Nothing Else. "Yes, my wife alwoys asks mo If I like her newest gown." t "Values your opinion, oh?" "No; It's merely n habit." I If He Had Two Million. "I hate the rich. I wouldn't Join a millionaires' club. I reckon 'you wouldn't enro about Jolnlug ono either?" "Well, I'd like to bo eligible to Join." Poetry, "Dancing Is the pootry of motion." "Give mo the regulnr kind of poet ry," commented the rugged economist "It doesn't wear out so many shoes." A Ruthless Monopolist. "I want my rights," shouted tho so cialist orator. "Yes I" ventured tho man who speaks up very seldom ; "but you don't want anybody elso to have any." Good Advice. "My boy, get this in your head: You don't need to go to New York to mnko a success." "No, dad?" "Not by a long shot. If you've got anything at all worth while, Now York will come to you for It." , Had to. "Why Is that stupid uttendant on the table always going up and doy,n from tho kitchen?" "It must bo because ho is n dumb waiter."