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THE SEMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
OTATO YIELD 'Western Canada Man Raised 600 Bushels on Two Acres. He Thinks He Did Pretty Well, but Thero Were Even Larger Crops In the Neighborhood Llvs Stock Men Prosper. As a by-product the yield of potatoes on the farm of Ben Pawson of Coal dale, Albertn, was somewhat of a pay ting proposition. Coaldalo Is In the Medlclno Hat district of Alberta. Med icine Hat Is a place, pictured In the tnlnd of many Americans, where the weather man holds high carnival, and when he wants to rut a little life or spirit Into the people Just moves the mercury down a few notches. Tho rascal has thus given Medicine Hat a -rather uncnvlablo place on the map. Cut It Isn't half as bad as It Is pic tured. Anyway, Ben Pawson likes It. Last year ho grew six hundred bush els of potatoes on two acres of land that had no special preparation, and only tho usual precipitation, or rain, as the less cultured would call It When he couldn't work at his hay of praln, because of the damp mornings, fco gave them somo attention. And then evenings between supper and chores and bedtime ho gave them some work. ' Anyway his yield was six hun dred bushels, and ho sold the wholo lot for S285. Ben Is satisfied. Still there were larger yields than this In the neighborhood. If one might epeak of hogs In the same breath In which you speak of po tatoes, there Is nothing In the ethics Df literature that would create a de barment Taking advantage of this license It will not be out of place to state that large potato yields are not the only feature of Interest in this tiew and Interesting country. Amongst others hogsnre having a good deal of attention. Not long ago, hogs reached the 523.00 mark on the Calgary market. It doesn't cost much to raise a hog and very little to bring him to a weight of 200 rounds. Don't cost much J uer- talnly not. But what about the man who recently paid $350 for a Duroc Jersey Unnr? Thnt was all rlcht. That man Ivnew what he was doing. He was do ing what u great many other farmers In Western Canada arc doing today. He Is acting on the old "saw" that 4,lt costs no more to raise a goou crit ter than a poor one." That Is the rea son that Western Canada Is looming large In the live stock world. The best is none too good. Tho same may bo ald ol horses, cattle, yes, and sheep, too, The very best sires and dams of the best breeds are purchased. And while big prices are paid, It Is felt that the demand for pure-bred stock at home and abroad will bring returns which.-.will .warrant any treasonable nrlce that may be. asked. Advertise ment. On Gale. , anarchists "Why flak?" do carry a red "I supposo because the red flag Is the signal of an auction. There never was an anarchist who wasn't willing to Hell' out any minute." "CAN I BE CURED?" SAYS THE SUFFERER How often havo you heard that sad cry from tho victims of disease. Per haps the disorder has' gone too far for help, but oftener it is just in its first stncea and the pains and aches are only nature's first cries for help. Do not despair. Find out the cause and givo aiature all tho help you can and she will repay you with health. Look after -the kidneys. The kidneys are the most overworked organs of tho human body, .and when they fail in their work of filtering and throwing off tho poison that constantly accumulates in the sys tem, evorythinc Koes wrontr. GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Capsules will give almost immediate relief from Jud xey and bladder troubles and their kin- Jrt-ri Ailments. Ther will free your "body from pain in short order. But boi eure to get GOLD MEDAL. Look for box. In three sizes. sealed packages. Money refunded if they do not help you. Adv. Choice of Girls. l'Mrst Guest Won't you join mo in requesting young Squalls to recite? Second Guest But I don't like reci tations. Kirst Guest Neither do I. Hut if lw young beggar doesn't recite he'll sing. Stray Stories. FARMERS ARE WORKING HARDER And using their feet more than ever before. For all these workers the frequent use of Allen's FootEase, the antiseptic, healing powder to be shaken into the shoes and sprinkled in the foot-bath, increases their efficiency and insures needed physical com fort. It takes the Friction from the Shoe, freshens the feet, and prevents tired, ach ing and blistered feet. Women everywhere ore constant users of Allen's Foot-Ease. Don't get foot sore, get Allen's Foot-Ease. Bold by dealers everywhere. Adv. Oyster shells are being used exten sively In tho manufacture of Portland cement ulong the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle ol fiARTOHTA. that famous old remedy for Infants and children, and see that it T -w. tl.n. 7 MMM Signature ZU In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castona Love Is friendship that gets bo yarni it bolts over. STATE OFFICIALS WILL AID Commltteo Named to Brlno About Closest Co-operation In Construc tion of Highways (Prepared by the United States Depart ment or Agriculture.) To bring about the most effective co-operation between the federal and state governments In the big1 program of highway construction now under way, A. It. nirst, president of the American Association of State High way Oillcltils, has named, at the re quest of the secretary of ngrlculture, a commltteo to net with the depart ment of agriculture's bureau of public roads In carrying Into effect the fed' oral aid road act nud Its amendments. Following are the state representa tlves selected by Mr. Hirst: George P. Coleman, fitate hlghwny commissioner of Vlrglnln ; S. K. Bradt, state superintendent of hlghwnys of Illinois: Charles J. Bennett, state highway commissioner of Connect! cut; W. S. Keller, state highway en glneer of Alnbamn, and Ira It. Brown ing, stnte road euglneer of Utah. Stimulated by recent llberni amend ments and added appropriations to tho original federal aid road act, road building plans in the stntcs have re ceived tremendous Impetus. Many of the stntcs have provided by large bond issues and otherwise, amounts much larger than will be required to match the federal appropriations. Up to May of this year, 1,057 proj ect statements for federal aid roads had been approved by the secretary of Agriculture. They involve the improve ment of 10.GS0 miles of roads at an estimated cost of $02,933,121.81, of which the federal aid requested was $30,570,857.48. Tho amount of federal funds available on March ,1 for road building was more than $72,000,000, which, under the law must be match ed by an equal amount from tho states, making a total of $145,800,000, which Includes approximately $0,800, 000 from federal and state sources for roads in the nntionnl forests. Funds that will become available on July 1, with equal contributions from tho states, will provide an additional $108, 000,000 for federal road work, mak lng an aggregate sum of $343,800,000 available for the calendnr year. It is expected, however, that tho states will defer taking up part of the available funds until 1020. War conditions, which almost Imme diately followed the passage of the first federal aid act In July, 1010, brought scarcity of labor, materials and transportation, and restricted Good Road Between Annapolis and Baltimore Big Job to Build and Keep in Repair a Highway Like This. road-building projects to those abso lutely csscntlnl to winning tho war Thus the road program was held bad for more than a year at a time wher. demands for Improved roads Increasec" more rapidly than In any prevloui period. State and federal forces allki are working to get hlghwny construe tion under way as rapidly as con tracts can be let and as soon as road building forces, somewhat dlsorgan ized during the war period, can ngali no piacea on an emcieni worKing basis. Behind China on Highways. America has developed Its railroad; far beyond thoso of Europe, but It is behind even China In the utilization of its wagon roads and waterways those reliable avenues of cheap trans portation. It Is time wo made an effort to catch up with China. George Ade on Good Roads, George Ade says. Good roads cost money, hut show me a community which has Invented In hard roads such as can be used at all times of the year and which now would bo willing to go I back to the maunoies lor a casn con sideration. Good Roads Are Prerequisite, Good roadu aro prerequisite to suc cessful motortruck operation. It is be lieved that few motortruck operators n-uiize iuu luwt-uauu uaiji-udu w- '1 JU1UI UUl" WVV I'vut DIPPING CATTLE DESTROYS TICKS Eradication of Parasites Brings Success to Dairying and Beef Production. PETITION OF TEXAS COUNTY Farmers Want to Receive Pull Bene fits by 'Cleaning Out Comparative ly Few Blood Suckers Re maining in Community. '.Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture) "Tick eradication has meant suc cessful dairying and beef production for our community." So state.; a petition presented to the commissioners' court of Harris couu ly, Tex., by fanners who want to reap the full benellt from tick eradication by cleaning out the comparatively fow cattlo parasites that remained when the county was found lo bo sulllclent' ly free from ticks for release from federal qunrautlue. Clean Ticks Out. It is the policy of the United States department of agriculture not to hold under federal quarantine any counties or lnrger areas wlion only scattered areas within the territory are Infested by ticks, but after quarantine Is re moved It is necessary -that the remain ing ticks be cleaned out before the community will be free from danger of heavy reinfestatlon. The Harris county petition follows: "We, tho undersigned citizens of tho Aldinc community of Harris councy, Tex., do hereby petition your honor- ablo body to' provide uutllcicnt funds lo complete the work of tick eradica tion in this county. Saved Many Dollars. "The dipping of dur cattle and clean ing them of ticks Inst year saved us many dollars both In Increased milk supply and beef production. As Just one concrete example, Mr. John Shan non, one of our citizens, wnsv getting. 15 gallons of milk from milking 38 tlcky cows before ho started dipping, and now he 'Is getting 40 gallons of milk from 23 of the same cows. In Animal Infested With Ticks. short, tick eradication has meant suc cessful dairying and beef production for our community, so we nil, in one accord, hope that the fow ticks thnt remain In the county may bo cleaned up this season and that funds may bo provided for this purpose." The petition Is signed by the Aldinc Fanners' Co-oporatlvo association through Its president, C. A. Anderson and Its secretary, W. A. Itousli, and by 14 other farmers. USE SUNFLOWER FOR SILAGE Under Dry-Land Conditions In Mon tana Crop Made Average Return of 10.25 Tons an Acre. ' (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture) Montana farm bureaus carried on numerous crop .demonstrations last year and did notnblo work with tame Kimflowers as a silage crop. Sunflow ers under dry-land conditions made nn average return of 10.25 tons of sllngo nn acre, and under irrigated con ditions 29 tons nn acre. Tlicso demon strations showed that sunflowers ylold almost thrco times the tonnnge of corn under similar conditions. Tills kind of food Is particularly adopted to high valleys which do not produce abundant corn. The quality of the sunflower silage has been demonstrated to be good. Farm bureaus In Montana aro tho Mllclal organizations through which the fitate experiment stntlon distributes pure and valuable seed which It has devloped and Increased. These organ izations afford a reliable moans where by the experiment station can keep in toucli with certnln varieties of grain of proved worth. By working through the bureaus It Is possible to secure an equitable distribution over tho ntlre tnte. CONTROL PESTS OF POULTRY Vitality of Fowls Frequently Sapped by Mites and Lice, and Egg Pro duction Decreased. (Prepared by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) . Mites nnd lice frequently snp the vitality of the fowl and prevent growth r lessen tho egg production. A thor ough cleaning of the house, regular applications, of disinfectants to tho roosts nnd nests, nnd a frequent dust- Jn ot tne foyi8 WU CODtroi these pyg GRASSHOPPER ARMY CHECKED BY POISON How New Jersey Farmer Stopped Infestation of Insects. Dusted Line Across Field In Advanco of Pests With Mixture of Air Slaked Lime and Paris Green Alfalfa Is Attacked. (Prepared by tho United Slates Depart ment of ABrloulture.) Millions of grasshoppers Infested tho Holds of Morris county, N. J., Inst Au gust. George FIsk of Morrlstown hnd a fine second crop of clover and, adjoin ing It, a Hold' recently seeded to nlfal- IL3. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ThOTATEACni CULTURAL COlXtCE Stop Ravages of Grasshoppers. fa. The latter had germinated well aud the young plants had made from one to two Inches of growth. After the red 'clover was cut and made Into hny Mr. Fink noted thnt tho field had been Infested by hordes of grasshoppers, which were moving on iiilo tho nlfnifa and eating the field bare of plants. He called tic the oillco of the county agent, II. S. Llpplncott, and told him of the Invasion. He was advised to dust a strip across tho field In advance of the grasshoppers with n mixture of nlr-slaked Umo and I'nrls green. Ho followed the ndvlce and stopped tho grasshoppers at a Hue plainly mhrked by the end of the damage done, by the Insects. A number of newly seeded alfalfa fields on other farms .were also at tacked, but the "hoppers" worn effec tively checked by tho poison holt rec ommended by tho agent. The ball used wiiS'.mado up as follows: One pound of white arsenic was mixed thoroughly Into a bushel of saw dust; then 12 ounces of salt and one half cupful of molasses were stirred into a gallon of water, and the solu tion was used to wet the sawdust. Such materials as bran and ground alfalfa hay can be used as tho bnsls of the bait lnstend of sawdust. "LET'S MAKE IT A MILLION" Goal Set In Notice to County Agents and Leaders by the Department of Agriculture. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) A million members next year In tho farm bureau of the 33 northern and western states is the goal set In u no tlce to county agent lenders and couu ty agents by the United Stntcs do-. partmcnt of ngrlculture. Reports show that on April 1 there wore 400.841 farm bureau members In thoso states, with 8,.r)7.r) community committees nearly a HO per cent Increase since the December, 1018, report, despite the Influenza epidemic which handicapped membership campaigns. "According to the 1010 census," says tho notice to county agents, "thero wore :i,202,055 farms In the northern and western states. With one-third of tile farms represented In tho farm bureaus they could bo truly said to lo fairly representative. Farmers should not he conxed or scured or fooled Into the farm bureau. The or ganization Is an appeal to their Intel llgenco and their memberships should ho solicited -on a thoroughly dignified, common sense, business basis. Now is the time to make plans for tho an nual membership enmpaign for next fall and winter. Some of the states may wish to do this on a Btate-wldo basis." GARDEN ENEMIES WORK HARD Gardener Must Make Continuous Fight Throughout Season Cul tivate at Short Periods. U'reparod by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.; Tho enemies of tho 'garden begin work just ns soon as tho seeds aro planted In the ground, and It Is a con tlnuoiis fight throughout tho season The gurdencr who hangs up his hoo nnd forgets his gnrden ulso hangs up Ills chanco of winning. By far tho host results can bo procured where tlio garden Is given frequent, short periods of attention. Later in tho f-eason special care should bo given to flouring away tho remains of tho crops und destroying any plants that aro badly Infected with diseases, or i tuat uuruor insects in uoy lorm. DESTROY dT GRASSHOPPERS 7 hatch in spSjsSJK t, from p&r?fYx WSVS lnidhWVround SCSS tho(proviou3 is SGSf'' fall or late .summer POULTRY mis FARM FLOCKS IN CONTESTS Demonstration to Show How Proper Management Will Increase Egg Production. (Proparod by the United 8tates Depart ment of Acrlculturo.) Something different In egg-laying contests is being carried on in Mis souri this year. Instead of a few selected fowls competing under the care of experts, whole flocks of hens on the home farm and under the euro of their owners are matched agtilust similar flocks In nil parts of tho state. Thltf Is not only a contest to seo which hens can lay tho most eggs, Flock of Young White Leghorns. tho extension specialists say, but Is uiso a demonstration to show how proper management will Increase the egg production and profits of the farm flock. The plan Is to have ono poultry keeper In each community of tho vari ous counties enter tho contest". Tho contestants agrco to care for their en tire poultry flock ns nearly ns possible according to directions furnished by the poultry-extension workers through the ofllce of the farm bureau. At the end of each month each contestant is to report expenses nnd income from his flock for tho month. This plnn will stlniulnte better methods of poultry mnnngement by demonstrating on n typical farm In the neighborhood the results which can be secured by prop er enre of tho flock. According to reports of tho exten sion workers, 37 farm Hocks aro en tered In tho contest, with nn average of 1B5 hens to tha farm. In Februnry tho hens in the contest averaged 8.1 eggs. The vnluo of eggs to tho farm umounted to $32.03, the cost of feed per farm $18.17, and tho averngo not profit $13.01. In the four months, No vember, December, Janunry and Feb ruary, eggs valued at $100.53 were pro duced on each farm at a cost for feed of $73.50 for each farm. White Leg horns averaged 25 eggs for the four months nnd led all breeds In egg yields. The highest record In a similar con test held in tho stnto last year was made by N. r. Hollar, . living near narding, who secured nn average pro duction of 140 eggs from a flock of 430 birds. A dust butli is necessary to tho health and profitableness of the hen. Skim milk Is n very efllclent feed for producing eggs. The laying hen has a bright red comb and n brilliant sheen about tho feathers. An Important factor lh keeping tho chicks growing during hot weather Is plenty of shade. Dust baths for the fowls to wnllow In whenever they wish Is one way of checking llco. Disease brought about by illth, mal nutrition und neglect Is a good way to mako'a failure In the poultry business. In mnrkctlng turkoys It pays to have them well fattened und well dressed, so they will look better than tho aver age. Tamo, quiet hens of tho larger breeds, such as Plymouth Itocka and Orpingtons, make the Ixjst turkey mothers. The poultry breeder should be very sure that the chicks aro getting nil thpy need, for trouble and disaster follow faulty feeding. The poultry house should bo built ns low us possihlo without danger of the attendants' bumping their heads ngalnst tho culling. A low house Is moro easily warmed than a high one. Thero aro many advantages to a single-pitch roof on the poultry house. This typo Is most easily built It gives tho highest vertical front exposed to the sun's rays and throws all of tho nilu water to the rear, (DOCTOR URGED AN OPERATION Instead I took Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound! and Was Cured. Baltimore, Md. "Nearly four years I suffered from organic troubles, ner vousness and neoo aches and ovory month would havo to stay in bed most of tho Umo. Treat ments would rcliov mo for a time but iny doctor was al ways urging mo te jiavo an operation. My sister asked m ito try Lydia E. Plnk- h a m'a Vetrotabla y Compound bof or ff consenting to as fff operation. I took ( flvo bottlca of it and it has completely h cured mo and my work is a pleasure. I toll all my f rieuda vrno nave any trouuio 01 uiis mnu wu Lyata 12. f inKnsm a vegoiaoio com pound has dono for mo. Nellie B. Biuttinoham, G09 Calvorton Rd., Balti more, Md. 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