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Reliable Noe* aad Forceful Editorials expressed in conser vative lanfuats. *1.50 PER ANNUM FaD and Winter Goods Now In Winchester Guns , Shells and all Hunters * Supplies Auto Robes and Blankets Neponset Floor Coverings CALORIC FURNACES :: South Bend Steel Ranges GENUINE FORD PARTS ...Agents for... HUDON CARS :. ESSEX CARS F. BOND BOARMAN BEL AIR, MD. THE VALUE OF ADVERTISING Depends Upon The Number and . T Character of Buyers Reached 1 For ovor sixty years The AEGIS hat been known for its wide circulation throughout all sections of Harford. It goes into the homes of all our leading farmers and hence is a splendid advertising medium. 1 AEGIS subscribers ALL PAY FOR THEIR PAPER IN ADVANCE. This not only guar antees that your ad. will be read, but shows its readers will pay for what they buy. Send Ut Your Next Ad, and GET RESULTS We are Public Sale Specialists THE yEGIB BEL AIR, MARYLAND Phone 394 I I The Dec. Victor Full Line of Vidor Vidrolis I D j i u FROM * 25 up KeCOruS Are Here If you expect to buy a Victrola for 11 I Xmas, select one now and same will be delivered whenever desired. Beautiful Selection* of Xma* Gift* in Jewelry, Silverware, Cut Glass, Leather Goods, Silk Umbrellas, &c. Full Line oj Musical Stringed Instruments BEL AIR, MD. CIMHN PFT7 Jeweler & Optometrist Opp. Court House 1 Phone 383 COMMERCIAL AND SAVINGS BANK BEL AIR, MD. CAPITAL STOCK - $25,000 SURPLUS ■ - - 5,800 Ckckiag Accooats Solicited. Interest Paid o* Sarahs Deposits This bank was organized in 1900 and Ka. served its customers faithfully since that date. WE WILL BE GLAD TO HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT WALTER W. PRESTON, President DENIS J. SHANAHAN. Vice-Pres. WILLIAM T. ANDERSON. Cashier Funeral Directors & Licensed Embalmers N.'HOWARD DEAN JOSEPH T. FOSTER Phone Day or Night l\r 111 Q PAPTrI) Phone Day or Nigh Bel Air Ml UtAn & rUoItJV Bel Air lot. Successors to NT. DEAN & SON FhOM Bsl Air Otn Epp—t Coapieie aid Up-To-Date n Every Octal Prices and qualities of goods guaranteed as represented. Calls answered promptly anywhere in County or State. City call attended to personally, eliminating all extra expenses. The largest and most complete assortment of Christmas and New Year Cards In the Country Beautiful illustrated booklet of Christmas suggestions sent FREE, upon request. Meyer & Thalheimer 10 North Howard St. Baltimore, Md. THE 7EGIS BEL AIR, MARYLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29.1922 REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FARMS SOLD, PROPERTIES RENTED, RENTS COLLECT Lit. MONEY OBTAINED FOR PI It- CHASERS. Fees moderate Llgt irl'h me !n!<- the boom If on J. T. EVANS Dealer in Real Estate BEL AIR. MD. Real Estate Selling,Buying, Renting and Loaning on Farms, Town Lota and House*. GEORGE F. BURILEY, ABERDEEN, MD. Phone Aberdeen lOIM. DANIEL RIDER IMI Grecnmount Are.. Hallo. Md Commission Merchant rO THI BALI OF Wheat, Cera, Oats, Hay, Straw, tc ORDER* FOB - MILL FEED,GLUTEN FELD, COTTON SEED NEAL AND Ott CAKE NEAL .ill itcthi tt’H.ipt all.nti.n W.S. SHIPLEY JOPPA, MD. BUTCHER Fresh and Sah Meats PROVISIONS Special attention to telephone orders. Satisfaction guaranteed. Calves talus Mssday aad Tksriday PSses WHas i WALTER H. ARCHER BKHHOH, MO. Funeral Director - AND EMBALMER Hstm-Draws sr Haw AUaaaWe Basra* rt~ it.. wimi a. >. mmi A man rnrwk*. to quiet hi* nervns— ' g woman powders her nose. AND INTELLIGENCER ATTORNEY’S SALE ■—of— DESIRABLE FARM. NEAR CALVARY, IN THE THIRD ELECTION DISTRCT OF HAR. FORD COUNTY In pumuunce of th* power vuhKml In the underalirned under m mortgage from Harriet A. Webater and huabnml to the .lurrettavllie lluildlnw Ahhoolu Hon. the Il day of March. In the year IVI7. and recorded amotiK thn l*and Kecorda of Harford t’ounty, In Über .1. A. K. No. If. folio 498. default having occurred under wild mortgage. I will offer at public auction at the t'ourt Houae Door, In Hel Air, Mary land. on Tuesday, January 2, 1923 At I IdtO •t'lwk A. M. all that harm uontulning two hundred and Mlxty (S€o)aorea. more or leaa, alt uate an uforeaald and lylna on the pub lit* road lending from t'alvary I‘uat of i Mu Ut the Uel Air and <'hurehvl?la#wul anil known aa ••Webater’a Foreat, b*• low the name farm whereon the late'. Will lam Webater realded at the time J of hln death, and which the aald Wll- I Ham Webstar by bln I oat Will and Tea lament dated the Hath any of January. 1911. duly executed to pana real estate under the laws of Maryland, recorded anion the Will Kecorda of Harford County In Liber J. A. No. 16 folio 18. devised to the said Harriet A. W Webster. There la a commodloua and altrao- i live mansion house on the farm and also (wo tenant houses, one with sla rooms and one with four rooms, and also a corn houae, carriage house, smoke houae, barrack with ahoddlng attached for slock and horse stable. This farm Is well wat red with about 100 acres In grM and €0 acres of Hood timber. About 116 acres of the farm are cleared There Is a Rood or chard on the farm and the land la of excellent duality and has been well farmed for many years. Tlolt MS OF HALF. On# third of the purchase money In cash on day of sale, one third In months and the balance In twelve month*, or all cash on day of sale at the option of purchaser; the credit payments to bear Interest from the .lay of sale and to he secured by the notes or hoods of the purchaser with surety to he approved by the under slancd. HTKVKNSON A wiu.iamb. Attorney named In Mortgage 1. W. Thomrnpson .Auctioneer FINE FARM FOR SALE ABOUT 85 ACRES IN 2D DISTRICT well located. Large Houae with Bath, Tenant Houae, | Barn, Corn House andfleJjflM other neceaaary out-VIHUW buildings, all in good repair. CANNING HOUSE 1 Fine soil for corn and tomatoes. I Priced to sell. HARRY W. ELSNKR, Havre de Grace, Md. Phone-Havre de Grace 150 ¥-22. Trustee’s Sale By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court for Hsrford County, sltUmc as s eourt of equity pneeeH on the sth day of December 1922. the undersigned trustee will offer st Publlfl Austlon on the premises, sltusts on the publle rosd from Prospect to Mill Oreen. on At 11 or lock A. M , all that LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND Containing 41 ACRES ' more or lees, end being the same and aU the land dear r I bed In a deed from James W Mr- Nabb, trustee, to Mary Kilsabeth Colbus, trua tee. dated the sixth day of August. IMS and recorded among the Land Kecorda of Harford County In Über A. L. J. No. 84, folio 248. ( The Improvements consist of a 7-room frame end brisk JUI - DWKLLNG In good r|.#ir : a WtfTt good slate roof hern ; com flHjjjvTA bouse, chicken house, and " **** other outbuildings. There Is also plenty of fruit of all kinds on the plaee. TKRMH OP HACK I The terms of sale prescribed by the decree j are: One-third of the purchase money to b* paid in cash on day of sale, one-third thereof In 8 months, and the residue In 12 month. Credit payments to bear Interest from day of sals and to be secured by the notes or bonda of the purchaser, security approved by the under, signed trustee. EDWIN H. W NAHLAN, Trustee I. W. Thompson. Auctioneer. I'T'H ROUGH our long ex- I 8 perience and careful buy- # ing, we are now hi the posi- 8 Ition to furnish you with the 8 Special Battery For sl2 Fully Guaranteed We are fully equipped to render Battery Service I! | TO ALL CAR OWNERS I H. T. Crocker FORD AGENT Phone 363. BEL AIR, MD. > | C. T. SNYDER Mgr. Battery Department 1 Over 2000 aatmfled cub- I tomer* in two years. SeeoeWH>frMHMo.teww Let Miss Elizabeth K. Bradford 123 Main St., Bel Air (Telephone 18-J) Shop for You at HUTZLER BROTHERS CO. BALTIMORE ' T- -■ I | NOTICE TO CREDITORS * This la to give notice that the subscriber has obtained from the Orphans Court of Harford County, Md., letters testamentary on the es tate of 1 REBECCA a. HOLLINGSWORTH late of Harford county, deceased. All persons, having claims against said deesassd are hereby notified to exhibit the seme with the legal vouchers thereof O- sr Mm Um ITS 4mr -I Mr. ISIS I or they may otherwise by lew be excluded from ail benefits of said estate. All persons Indebted to said estate are requtatad to make Immediate Given under my bond and seal this 17th day of November. 1922. LEWIE E. HOLLINGSWORTH. Rgeeutor. W. WORTHINGTON HOPKINS * Attomey-at-Lsw BEL AIR, - - MARYLAND Attorney’* Sale h —-OF Peach Bottom Slate Lands ON SLATS BIDGK IN TBS FIFTH ELEC TION DISTRICT OF HAKFOSD COUNTY * NEAR CAMBRIA AND CARDIFF BTA- I TIONB ON THB MARYLAND * PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD By virtue of the powsr of sale duly vested in the undersigned attorney named In a mort gage from Tbomaa E. Proctor st al to Lydia A. Costner, dated the lth day of April. 1908 and recorded among the Land Records of Har ford County In Über W. 8. F. No. 107 folio ill. and duly assigned to Lydia A. Costner and Annlq D. Costner os Joint tenants, with I sight of survivorship, default having occurred under the terms of said mortgage. I will offer , for sale at public auction at the Court House door in Bel Air, on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 1923 At II o'clock M., all that certain j Parcel of Land A composed of several contlnguous parcels, and *of tracts or porta of tracts or pgrcsli sailed "Moifflnmery's Delight". "Hawkins* Chance" atad "William*’ Birthright" or by whatsoever other names known, or of whatsoever other tracts composed, containing 86 Acres, 1 Rood ud 17 Square Perches more or leee, and more particularly described In said mortgage, and situate In eeld County, on Slate Ridge, in said Fifth Election Distriet, on or eloee to the main veins of Peach Bottom Elate deposits and adjoining or contiguous to the quarry lands generally known as the Proc tor Quarries, the Baltimore Peach Bottom Elate Company's lands., and also the Miller Uact or poroel. and Has on the public rood from Elate Ridge to Love's Mill. TERME OF SALE I Onsthird of the purchase money In cash on the day of sals one-third In 8 months therefrom And the balance In 12 months therefrom, or all Eh on day of ml* at the option of the pur ser, the credit payments to hear Interest m the day of sale and to be duly secured by Ike note* or bonds of ths purchaser with sure tkoiMiurstlss to be by me, the under- J STEVENHON A. WILLIAMS, Attorney named In mid Mortgage. 1 . C. 0. Richardson. Auctioneer. NOTICE TO CREDITORS This is to giro notice that the su torn Ur* havs obtained from ths Orphans Court of Mar ford County, Maryland. Isttors of admlnistra , tlon on ths estate of FLORENCE K. BALDWIN kls of Harford County deceased. All |ierson* nSving claims against mid deceased are hereby •stifled to sxhibll (he same with the legal vouchers thereof j On or before tbe 14th day of Nay. 1918 eg they may otherwise by law be excluded from flp benefits of mid estate. All persons Indebted 99 said estate are requested to make Immediate ' fßimint. • ’.(liven under my hand and seal this 14th day < s( November. 1922. HARR]BIT E. BADWIN. EDWARD A. BALDWIN. Administrators. NOTICE TO CREDITOR** This is to give notice that ths subscriber has obtained from tha Orphans Court of Harford (nnty, Md., Isttors of administration o. t. a. og the estate of f 1 JOHN D. WORTHINGTON b)le of Harford County deceased. All persons Hiving claims against mid deceased are hereby ■Stifled to exhibit ths same with the legal touchers thereof On er before lbs 141 k day of May. i*IS to they may otherwise by law to axcludad from A ban#flu of said estate. All persons Indebted U said estate are requested to make Immfdlate * II malar mg krad end seal tk>* 14th day I of November. 102 S. JOHN D. WOH Cl! 7JCJTOH, Jr.. I Administrator. I WE SELL FAH M 8 —AND— Country Homes 1,1.1 with uh if you wi.h to .ell. Ab solutely no churge unless we .ell. K. A. KTROIIT FARM AGENCY The l.trgcsl In The World FRED. C. JONES Agent DAItI.iNGTON, • MAHYI.ANI) MHf \w Pmntylvan/a ACUUM CUP CORD TIRES "TheSoundofSafety” goes along with your car wherever you travel telling you at all times that wet, slippery pave ments are as safe as dry ones with the mile-mak ing Vacuum Cup Tresd on guard. Whatever the motorist needs, we have it, from Vacuum Cup Tires and **TonTested” Tubes to ' accessories, all at the lowest prices you con buy quality goods tor —plus topnotch service. ALEX. Y. WATTERS Jarrettsville, Md. I WANTED During thi Ywtr 10,000 Cards Petted Poplar and Gum Pulp Wood for shipment from any point on the B. & 0., Pennsylvania or Maryland & Pennsylvania Rail roads. JOHN CONNER A SON. Street, Md. , VS— PssHas)— TV" C Harry Magneto Justice of the Peace SHARON, MD. Collections Made Promptly. I THE 01,D AND THE NEW The New Year come.. The Old Year i goes 1 Adown the pathway of the yearn, Bent ’neath hi. pack of Joy. and worn, Of Junetide smiles and April tears. Across the fields with snowdrift white, I The Old Year posses on tonight. The Old Year goes. The New Year I Stands i Before the door and waits us here. . Ho, bring him in with welcome hands, i This Year fe deaett Long live the yon I i . A SONG FOR THE NKW YEAR A aong for the New Year! Exultant Its J hours, The dust of defeat hath not sullied its (lowers, But fancy hath dipped them in roseal dew, And brought them, all blooming in beauty,to you! A song for the New Year! A clarion strong; Achievement through service, refresh menl through song) No mountain too mighty for faith to remove; No labor too lowly,, transfigured by love) A song for the new Yoarl A message of Joy; May never a discord its music alloy! But growing in sweetness and melody clear, May it ever Inspirit and strengthen and cheer! —Ernest Neal Lyon In Reader. WHAT THE COUNTY AGENTS MAY DO Secretary Wallace of the Depart ment of Agriculture, has formulated a statement defining the relationship of county agents and other members of the cooperative extension force to agricultural organisations. This state ment is a reiteration of existing poli cy rather than establishment of a now one. In fact, it is based on section 2, of the original act which established cooperative agricultural extension. He quotes this section of the act as hi. text. “Section 2. That cooperative agri cultural extension work shall consist of the giving of instruction and practical demonsratlons In agriculture and home economics to persons not attending or resident In said colleges in the s-veral communities* and Imparting to such persons Information on said subjects through field demonstrations, pub lications, and otherwise; and this work shall be carried on In such man ner us may be mutually agreed upon by Iho Secretary of Agrlcultureamtthe State agricultural college or colleges receiving the benefits of this act." "It is thus mode clear,” continues the secretary, "that the work of the cooperative extension employees, whether county agents, home demon stration agents, boys’ and girls' club agents, or other cooperative extension workers, is educational. Theae exterv sion workers are public teachers, paid with money largely raised from all of the people by taxation, and are charg-d with giving Instruction and practical demonstrations In agriculture and horns economies Thsir work cov ers the entire rural field, which In ter home, community and social condi tions. “Ah they are public teachers It I. not a part of the official duties of ex tension agents to per form for Individu al farmers or for organisations the ac tual operations of production, mar keting, or the various activities nec essary to the proper conduct of busi ness or social (organisations. They may not property act as organiser, for farmers' associations, conduct member, shin campaigns; solicit membership, edit organisation publication; manage cooperative business enterprises; en gage in commercial activities; act as financial or business agents; nor take part In any of the worii of farmers’ organizations nr of an Individual farm er, which Is outside of their duties us defined by the law and by the approved projects governing their work. They are expected, however, to make available to organisations such Information us will tie helpful to them and contribute to the success of their work. "The various Federal laws provide that cooperative extension work shall be conducted In such manner as shall be mutually agreed upon by the Secre tary of Agriculture and the state agri cultural colleges. By an agreement between these ugenden an extension director located In each Slate Is the representative of both the college and the department. He submits projects for extension work to the secretary for approval. "In carrying out these projects the law provides that no Federal Hmlth- Lever money, except SIO,OOO per State shall he paid to the states for cooper ative extension work until “ * * an equal sum has been ap propriated for that year by the legi slature of such State, or provided by State, county, college, local authority, or Individual contributions from within the State, for the maintenance of tho cooperative agricultural extension work provided for In this act.’ “Under u later act provision was made that ‘ • “ moneys contributed from such outside sources • - ..hall bo paid on ly through the Secr.ary of Agriculture or through state, county or municipal agencies, or local farm bureaus or like organizations, cooperating for the pur pose with the Secretary of Agricul ture.’ 'This makes it very clear that the law contemplates cooperation with farmers' organizations willing to coop, erato In the work with which ths coop erative extension agent is chargml. It is the duty of the extension agent to render such assistance whenever po.si hie In his teaching capacity to any agrisullural organizations desiring It. Purtheimore, the work of these ex tension agents can be the most effeo ■ live where it Is carried on with orga nized groups of rural people. It Is en tirely proper for any agricutural or ganization desiring to cooperate flnan. dally in the work of the extension agents to contribute funds for the i.up port of such work, and these funds may be accepted legally by the exton .lon service of the agricultural colleges and by the Federal Government for work on approved projects. “in short, It 1 the business of Iho extension agent to cooperate wi-h all agricultural organizations which desire to cooperate on approved projects, if mors than one organization ex'sts In a county he must cooperate with all fairly and impartially in the educa tional work in which they are mutual, ly interested. "The Department of Agriculture must nscessarily consider in Its admin istration of Federalcooperotive exten sion funds tbe laws which have been passed by the various state legisla tures in accepting these funds and um der which agreements have been made with those states for conducting this work. If special provisions relating to the methods of cooperation with agricultural organisations or othsr agencies are contained in the state laws, which do not conflict with the Federal laws, it It elsariy tho duty of the Secretary of Agriculture to accept such provisions In a cooperative pro- Ject,” GAME-LAW VIOLATOR JAILED r Charred with selling wild ducks and shipping them by mall In packages not marked to disclose nature of contents, i. William T. J. Lewis, of Hopkins, Vs., U was sentenced to Jail for live months by Judge Rose, presiding In the Fedor, ul court in Baltimore, Met This is one of the most severe Jail sentences ever r imposed for violation of the migratory blid treaty act. Iwls’ activities were disclosed when the Federal game war > den seised some of the thicks which I ha had shipped by mail and obtained let ore written by him to prospective ' customers offering wild ducks for sale, i The migratory bird treaty act is en- I forced by the Biological Survey of the ■ United States Department of Agricul ture. I 29, AT I SAMPLES OF SEEDS TEST i ED BY DEPARTMENT During the fiscal year 11122 the need, testing laboratories of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Depart ment of Agriculture, tecelved and ex , amlned 20,671 samples of seeds. Of these, 17,100 came to the laboratory at Washington, and 12,6171 to ’.the five branch seed-teatlng laboratories main tained In cooperation with the State ! institutions. These samples represent both veg etable and field seeds from farmery. ' seed dealers, and Investigators, to whom reports of analyses were sent, 1 showing the presence of weed seeds and worthless material, or the germi nation, or both, as requested. Through this service the work of seed testing labomtorios is Immediately applied to practical agriculture. A total of 5,962 samples of vegeta [ ble seeds Was purchased and tested for i germination, and the results of these tests will be publiMied. Some of these seeila—gankm peas—were also grown in the Held for truenesa to name. Sweet corn samples are being grown for field stands and observation ns to the pre sence of disease. SELF STARTERS The self-starter has been such a sue. oess on the automobile that Its use should be extended. There are some boys who call on the girls In Bel Air and stay until almost time to put the kettle on for break fast and these should have self-starters attached. A self-starter would boa real bless ing If attached to some traveling sales, men, to book agents, wildcat stock pro moters, some politicians and lots of others who hang on and take the valu able time of folks who work. Wo have seen balky men and woman as well as mules and horses that should have a self-starter. A self-stopper would be quite as val uable if it could be applied to the av erage public speaker and especially to the after dinner speaker who persists In making a long speech when the vie. time must listen to a do sen or more as a penalty for paying $2 to $6 fpr a menu worth 60 cants. Then think what a boon to the neighbors It would be If all the talking machines and piano players were equipped with self-stop pers. There are so many things that both aeff-starkera and self-stopper* would SURPLUS ARMY SUPPLIES AID HTATEH IN ROAD BUILDING Approximately $190,000,000 worth of riMut-bullding machinery and other supplies from tho surplus war material of the Army, including 110,000 motor vehicle*, have been allotted by the Bu. reau of Public Roads, United States Department of Agriculture. This ma terial, of which approximately $160,- 000,000 worth has been delivered says the bureau In its annual report, has enabled many of the States to organise and equip maintenance divisions to patrol the entire state road system. The largest Item of materials deliv ered consisted of shop machinery ami shop tools and equipment. This en abled the State highway departments to equip shops for reconditioning and repairing motor vehicles and other mo tor-driven machinery received from the Government. The shop machinery consisted mainly of lathes, tool grind, ers, milling machines, cutting ms chines, planers, drill presses and elec tric motors, Approximately 8,000,000 pounds of picric acid have been distributed for road-building and land-clearing pur poses. In addition to the mateilsl dis tributed from the excess stores at ramps and arsenals in the United Htates, there are now being returned from fiermany and France 160 motor trucks, 2H Cadillac automobiles, and .'1,000,(88) pounds of spare motor-ve hicle pnits, shop machinery ami mu chine tools. PROHPBCTB FOR AGRICULTURE IN 1928 Twelve months ago most of the six million farmers of the United Htates were starting on the long hard climb out of the valley of economic ileprcs sion. They have not yet attained the heights which are bathed In the grate ful sunshine of prosperity. Home, in deed, have fallen by the way. Otheis are still In the valley. Nevertheless, as we stop a bit and look backward we can see that very considerable ground has been gained by the greet majority and we can enter the New Year with renewed hope and with that courage which comes from the realisation that we are really making progress. A year ago, when speaking of the prospects for farming in 1922, I said that while there was no reason to ex pect lioom times for the farmer In the near future, there was promise of bet. ter times, both for the farmer and for those whose business Is largely depen dent upon him. Tho yeer has brought fulfillment of that promise. Speaking generally, times are better, much bet ter, than s year ago, both for agricul ture and industry. Crops have been good, on the whole. Prices of the major craps are mostly considerably higher. While there has been a corresponding advance In the prices of the things the farmer must buy, the total sum which farmers will receive for the crops of this year is greater by a billion and a half dollars or more than that which they received for the crops of last year. This wilt ' certainly mean better times on the farm, and farm folks will be able to ease up a little on the grinding econo my they were forced to practice the preceding year. The labor cost of producing the crops of 1922 was still further reduced There were some substantial reductions in freight rates. Much helpful legists tion has been enacted and more will be this winter. Interest rates are low er and the credit strain has been eas ed. This has made It possible for many farmers who were rather heavily involved to refund their obligations and get themselves in condition to win through. There are still some dark spots. In some sections weather conditions were unfavorable and crape wen short, and farmers in these sections are having i a very hard time of It. Freight rates " are still too high- especially for those > who must pay for a long haul to mar l ket ’ Taxes are high, but this Is largely I due to the Increase in local taxes, over which farmers themselves must exer cise control. I DEDICATED TO THE BESTINTERESTS ef ear • VOL. LXVH-NO. 52 There has been gratifying growth In farmers’ coooperatlvo marketing asso ciations, and more of them are being organised on a sound business basis. Aside from the help which has been given by legislation and by odmlnlatra tion activities strong economic forces are at work to restore a more normal relation between agriculture and other industries. The peril In the agricultural dopree. sion Is more keenly realised by other aps than ever before, and on every a sincere desire Is being evldeno ed to do what can be done safely to help the farmer better his condition. Everything considered, we have good reason to expect still better things for agriculture in the y*ai^9Bi). —Statement by Secretary of Agri culture Wallace. WHATS YOUR REACTION TIMET NEW QUESTION FOR AUTOISTH "What Is your reaction time or do you know the value of your personal equation 7" This has been suggested as a possi ble question to bo put to applicants for motor vehicle driver’s license, ac cordingto the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Agriculture, Re action time le the Interval of time that •fiapae* between tho instant a sign or signal is seen and the necessary ac tion started. A driver starts to pass another vehicle when suddenly a third vehicle appears which may block his path. The driver must decide whether to pass the vehicle or drop back. If his reaction time is slow he may not realise the danger until too late to avert an accident. Every astronomer who observes when a star crosses a hair line in his tele scope and presses a key so that the time may be electrically recorded knows that he does not observe the fact and press the key at the same time. A correction has to be made which has been carefully determined and is called his personal equation. It varies with different people. Timers of a fool race with split second watches will frequently get dif ferent results far the time of the race. The reaction time of same people is very slow and undoubtedly 1s the cause of many accidents. Does the public safety require that such people be de nied drivers’ licenses 7 The Buieau of Public Roads Is not yet ready to advocate such a policy, but considers that it should be investigated as a possible safety measure. WOULD HAVE HCHOOLH STUDY STATE CLIMATE "The U. S. Wrathcr Bureau and Maryland State Weather Hervlce are prepared to furnleh aid* to teacher*, c'nolrtlng of Maryland climatic chart*, cloud chart*, and booklet* entitled, ‘Our Climate. (Hvn., 211 pp„ Baltimore, lOttl, “Mr. Jamaa H. Hpancer, Metonrolo ■lot, point* out the deairablllty of teaching idmipl* facta of one** own cllmate’to pupil* In the public rchcoli. even to a greater extent than ha* been don* In the pa*t. He elated that eome text book* on phyaical geography con. til i a large amount of generjl info** mation on weather and Hlmte, but little Information of a epadfle nature on any on* locality. Teacher* doubt, lee* realiae Dm part that cllmae* play* . in human ruponae and will teach the aubject with that in view, " ‘Our Climate* wa* prepared by Mr, j Hpencer, and contain* uaeful Informa tion regarding bh* climate between the Rocky Mountain* and the Atlantic count, but laya npocial *mphal* on that of Maryland and Delaware, A number of map*, Including overage an nual precipitation, temp*'"iture, aver* ,1 age date* of killing fro*;*, a'mag* * wind direction* am' *omc map* of do. tailed information. *uch a* the hi ghee t and lowtet temperature* of record for varlou* citlee, and table* of data an rainfall', anowfaTl, tempernturn, are given In the booklet which Would help a reedier immenucly. Some very u*e- ; ful Information I* given on general meteorology, a* well a* ome beautiful cloud picture*. If more Mtate* would prepare auch bookelt*, and more teach, or* apply the knowledge given In them j the child In achool would have a much 5 better knowledge of hi* own and othei j climate*. WHEN AND WHERE HNOW PAIXM I DEEPEST OR FOR MOST HAYS The greateet enuwfall knnwn In the * United Htatee occur* In the Sierra ! Nevada ami Caacaile Mountain range* . i in the Pacific Cuaat Staten, where ut * aomo place* from MO to more than 40 I i feet of enow fill In during the winter non eon, neyn the Wenther Bureau of the Unlteil HtnU'n l)e|mrtment of Ait- |J rlculture. At Summit, Calif,, which han an elevatiiw of about 7,000 feet, nearly 00 feet of enow have been re- ' ronleil In a Hlnglc neanon, anil about 2fi feet In a nlngle month. An appreciable amount of anow u* ually falla on more than 60 ilaya of the year in northern Now York, the upper penlniiula of Michigan, oorther.i Mlnneeota, anil northraetem North Dakota, ae well an in the higher ela- ij vatlona of the Northern Itorky Moun- * • talna. Snow may lie experteil on ae many ae 60 ilaye an far eouth an nouth. eantern I’enneylvaola, reotral Ohio, f* eouthem Wleroneln anil nouthern South -v, Dakota, and on 10 ilaye in eouthem f’i Virginia, weetem North Caroline, the northern portlone of Tenneeeee and Ar kaneae, central Oklahoma, and north- -, J weetern Texan. In extreme eouthem |i South Carolina, eouth-central (ieorgla. ® northern Alabama and nouth-central W Texan, however, enow may be expected 'V? only on about one ilay during the win- * ter. The relative protection unually af- f forded winter grain* by enow cover , In different ecctlon* of the country I* Hhown by the numlier of deyn that the (pound remain- covered with enow. Rant of the Rocky Mountalne the nunv her of euch ilaye, nut necenearlly con eecutlvo, ilm-reaeoe with cunidderable regularity from more than 120 In moat of central and northern New England) the mountain dletrlcta of northern New York, northweetem Michigan and the northern portlone of Wlecnyieln, Min neeota and North Dakota, where the ft ret enow ie eeen early In October, to 60 ilaye In northern New Jareey, wee tern Virginia, the nouthern portlone of Ohio, Indiana, Illlnoie, ami central Mleeourl and Kaneae, where It duee not ueuelly Call until after November 1. South of Augueta. Oa„ Birmingham, Ala., Vickeburg, Mine., and central Tnxee, the ground le covered with enow unually leee than one day during the. entire winter eeaeon. A NEW VEAK'H WISH A vary acceptable moaaage to aend with your can! to a friend on New Year'a morning la the following aentl - roent; Now what la here ? A word of cheer To herald in another year. May ail Ita daya be free of blame— A little nobler than your aim; May all Ita labora be ronfaat A litHe better than your beat. The average yield of corn per acre In the United Statea variea from 14J buahela In Florida to 47 buahela in Connecticut, according to reporta of tha United Statea Department of Ag riculture. The average for the entire country for the paat 10 yeara la 37.1 buahela per acre.