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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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Place the community on a sounder
moral and physical basis.
How? By turning your backyard
into a farm?
Los Angeles, Cal , has 8,000 back
lot farms -which are proving that the
cost of high, living can be reduced,
materially, with their aid.
,rt ' The plan started with the school
gardens, and is steadily growing into
the good graces of the grown-ups.
The sponsors of the movement
take the stand that there should be
a garden for every child and a child
' for every garden in every city and
town of the U. S. A.
To indicate the amount of' waste
land occupied by the proverbial back
lot, they have cited the fact that in
the city of Los Angeles alone there is
as much farming land per. capita as
the whole of Belgium, a self-supporting
country, has for agricultural pur
poses. Though the plan originated as a
beautifying scheme, it has turned oat
to be an economic one well worth the
consideration of any city.
Estimates of the value of city lot'
crops, poultry and egg produce and
fruits run into millions annually.
About two hours a day is all the
time needed to plant and cultivate the
average size backyard.
Advocates of the backyard farm
maintain that it will mean bringing
the city man to know that the
ground about his house will feed his
family if .properly treated. "
They point to the faqt that nine
tenths of the home gardens in Los
Angeles were factors in reducing
the cost of living.
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There's no mystery in "love at first
sight" but there is -when- two peo
ple have been looking at each other
across the breakfast table for four or
five years.
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Blessed is the man who can saw
Wood all day and smile at the wife
in the evening.
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Terre Haute, In'd. After building
499 models, each one of which was a
failure, Ralph C. Keaton, 26, has
found in his, 500th the realization of
his dream an aeroplane that will not
falL He has been experimenting
since he was granted an aviator's
license in' 1912. Keaton's machine
consists of two oppositely flexed
planes, the lower one extending out
several feet from its attachment to
the uppen The engine and aeronaut's
seat are built beneath the bottom
plane. When turned upside down the
machine will right itself. U. S. army
officers will test a model now being

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