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CONNECTICUT WESTERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2, 1920.
jV.- .' ! ' V , OUR FARMER'S CORNER in Farmers Find Ccv Testing Pays Coos C'unly. I. II, hr.z a V3y succercf-1 ccv.-'ecM'.ig association. A repor1- from that district regarding the dcv r-Tid-T " vlue of th? associaticr. sr ".: "II -ny timss .he tester's s.ila-- .is savsd each month." One faTKi'-r in .hj Cocs Coanty afcscciaticn "-r:" p yearly savins of $525 i- 'h?, ' v?. bills alone. An other v! ;; rih": co s drums a net ra?: '" V1 t ;t h'3 room f C"cv;th Less than 1 per cent cC all the dairy ows in the Uritei :ars have been tested ?r prod utior.. P ifi:v. .r-irym- say ,; - '?? r.o. !- r-.v b? n iea?" 5 ir.t i cv;s ' r lil:e berry and other crops, sumac does not have to be harvested all at once. It can be gathered and cured from time to time throughout Hie ' rv-:r -n:I marketed when lavsre enev .'.i-.ntit:- have been 'ollected. of the ass?ciation, and a local catt'e dealer sa ii .h tests add 5 10 per liead- tn '1 -ood cows. A famr r.tr Lancaster offered to sell cr. : of h ; ccs for $75 before testing h p. Aftc the test, however, she vc, no- 'ir f?le. because during the 10 r' ; h7 .h2 made $19 more net, prcft th.-.n his 12 lowest-proda-, cing cc s combined. These and other fi:'C3 from the Coos County association h:tv that cow testing may be. ;aade to ay big ire turns. Its educati nr.l V:l:g is also'grea Cov.'-t cs'ir.g v.orl; is growing. ""he demand by manufacturers for American sumac this season 1o tr -lr, from 500 to 700 carloads, or frcr.i 5,000 to 7,000 tons, according tr ir formation received by the Uni ted States Department of Acrricul vre The price ranees p.ronnd $2 a hundred pounds for sumac delivered vt the shinning point or at the ex tract factory. Country people should find a ready market this year for all the sjmac they can gather. Being at wild plant, sumac costs nothing to raise, and the many, tons of it allowed to remain ungathered aech year can be readily turned info" profit. The' sumac season lasts about three months. Un- A Ll'l.e Vino jar Help Tf it were rot for the microscopic h i ever present bacteria house v..:...r vimi? not hav2 mach trouble v i h canned products spoiling, ex perts of the h-me r:;pe-imental kit chen of the United States depart ment of agriculture say. As it is, however, if they are given half a chance bacteria will soon make a jar ; of fruit or vegetables ready for the i garbage bucket. kill all bacteria in home' canning, for some of those germs can endure a high degree of heat for a long time. Nevertheless, jars and cans must be processed long enough to kill as many bacteria as possible. In the case of fruit or tomatoes, even though many of the bacteria survive the short heating process, few or none will grow because of the acid present.- Heavy syrup added to the fruit also, prevents, the growth 1 i MS, y.lliu'. Mi ...vcrl - j y.o'I .bco08 Ai hi f .-wJ3 n j5 1 iil My ,111, Th bt erf ttUablc dealer and the world best Gasoline c ' Every motor highway and by way throughout picturesque New England and New York is a part of the long "Socony Trair. T &ery 6ahm r tnedatne The home of Longfelkw the most beloved of American poets, in Pittsfield, Mass. PITTSFIELD is a favorite rendez vous for those motoring through the beautiful Berkshires. And, as in other similar meeting places throughout New England and New York, the familiar Socony signs of supreme motoring serv ice are there.v The Standard' Oil Company Of New York has grown hand in hand with the automobile industry . It has standardized gasoline quality, and by large-volume production has made it available every wherer Socony service has grown similarly with the needs of the automobile users of every community. It has not been con tent with merely supplying these needs but has usually anticipated them. For a decade, in city and country alike, the Standard Oil sign has been a symbol of dependable service and quality." Socony gasoline is made and sold today under standard conditions. Every gal lon is like every other gallon as clean, quick-starting and full of power and mileage as the most modern refining methods can make it. For complete, all-season mdtoring satis faction, fill up regularly with Socony gasoline you can get it everywhere. Look for the red, white and blue Socony sign. STANDARD OIL CO. OF NEW YORK " I ..UiJv """V I""" Y REG. USV PAT. OFF. o R GAS OL1NE of bacteria. For this reason fruit requires a much shorter time of pro cessing than vegetables, with the exception of tomatoes. " During the last year, the home ' experimental kitchen of the United States department of agriculture has been experiemnting with the addition j of a small amount of acid vinegar to nonacid vegetables being can ned. The work is being continued and the results thus far indicate that one to four tablespoons of vine-' gar added to a quart jar help greatly .i .uuviiig mc in u u xi t ui spoilage. When the vinegar is added the time of processing can be reduced. For instance, it is found that corn, which ordinarily is difficult to can success fully, keeps well when four table spoons of vinegar are added to a quart jar processed three hours con tinuously. String beans, old peat and spinach are other vegetables successfully canned, by this method. The addition of vinegar to canned vegetables in the amount mentioned modifies to some degree the natural flavor of the vegetable, but the re sult is not objectionable to most people, and in many instances is not noticed. Seed Determines Crop Those farmers who attended Far mers' Week at Storrs and who visi ted the potato experimental fields had an opportunity to note the 1919 results with seed from different sources. - 1 These showed that' good Maine seed yielded 253 bushels to the acre while the "field run" which had been raised at Storrs- for six years yielded only 43 bushels to the acre ' while "hill selected" seed which had been raised at Storrs for six years yielded only 749 bushels per acre. The question is often asked this year, "Can I safely use my own seed next year When I used. Northern Grown Seed this year?" The re sults at Storrs show that this method would probably reduce the yield the following year by about 10 or 11 per cent and the second year by about 30 per cent. It Pay to Test Rubber Rinis . With fruit, sugar, and vegetables at their present high levels, the can ner who does not test the rubber rings she uses is taking a long chance as to whether the 20 to 50 cents worth of good material in the can will keep or not. This year the country is flooded with poor rubber rings, and unless the housekeeper tests the rings she is using the chances are good that her canned products will not keep. The cost of everything entering into retailing rings has increased, and in order to continue selling them at the old price and to make a profit many manufacturers have reduced . the quality of the rings they are putting out. The United States Department of Agriculture gives a number of tests which may be used to deter mine whether a rubber ring has the requirements that it should have or not. One is the stretching test. A 6-inch piece is cut out of a ring; take hold of the end so there are 4 inches between the fingers. Stretch the piece along a ruler until the fingers are 10 inches , apart. The sample should not break and should return when released to its original length. The tensile strength test is as follows: Fill a light-weight pail with 1 gallon and 7 pints of water (total weight approximately 17 pounds). Place the jar ring around an empty spool; pass a wire through the center of the spool and fasten to handle of the pail; then pass the round handle of a wooden spoon or broom through the ring and lift. The ring should not break. If rings will stand these two tests, they are not likely to give trouble in canning. Conn. GirU Record Connecticut farm girls have es tablished a new record. According to data secured by the Statistical De partment of the New England Milk Producers Association they are doing nearly six per cent of all the dairy work on their fathers' farms. This is 30 times as much as Massa chusetts daughters are doing, seven times as much as Vermont girls are doing, six times as good a record as the New Hampshire girls made and four times as much as Maine girls. They are but following in the footsteps of their mothers, for the Connecticut dairy farmers' wives are credited with nearly seven per cent of all the dairy work, while Massa chusetts farm women are credited with less than one per cent. Ver mont women do nearly five per cent, Maine women 4.4 per cent and New Hampshire women 3.8 per cent of the dairy work. More than nine per cent of all the dairy work is done by boys under IS in Connecticut. This is considerably higher than in ' any other state but Vermont, where the boys do 13 per cent of all the dairy work. Older sons also do considerably more dairy work than Massachusetts boys on the average farm. -Taken altogether, members of the Connecticut dairy man's family do nearly 25 per cent of the dairy work.- In Massachusetts they do about seven per cent. All this 1 enables the Connecticut dairy men to get along with about 16 per cent of hired labor in their - dairy business. These figures were secured by the New England Milk Producers' Asso ciation in an effort to find out the actual costs of producing milk on the average New England farm. The most significant thing about these figures is the relatively high per centage of work which is done "by members of the dairyman's family. None of this work is paid for nor is it ordinarily counted in by the far mers in figuring the cost of milk. Such labor should be counted in figuring cost production or the cost of producing milk will depend on the extent to which dairy farmers are willing and able to make their families work for nothing. At a Court of Probate holden at Sharon, in and for the District of Sharon, on the 30th day of August A. D. 1920. 'J Present, Willard Baker, Judge." Estate of George W. Tuttle, late of Sharon, in said District, deceased. Upon the application of B. B. Tuttle of Davis, California, praying that letters of administration be granted on said estate, as per appli cation on file, it is ORDERED That the foregoing application be heard and determined at the Probate Office in Sharon, in said District on the 13th day of September A. D. 1920, at two o'clock in the afternoon; and that notice be given to all persons interested in said estate of the pendency of said application and the time and place of hearing thereon, by publishing a copy of this order once in some newspaper having a circulation in said district, and by posting a copy of this order on the public sign post in said town of Sharon at least ten days before the day of said hearing, to appear if they see cause at bJ& time and place and be heard rela tive thereon, and also that a marked copy of the newspaper containing said order be sent by mail in a post paid wrapper addressed to each of the following named persons ad dressed to them at their respective post office addresses viz; Frances McFarlan, Dorothy McFarlan, and Evelyn McFarlan all of 718-20th St, Miami, Florida, at least ten days be fore said hearing, and return make to this Court. Attest, Willard Baker. Judge. Series of Pictures and Stertoptloon Slides to Be Used to Boost "Better 8lre The department of agriculture ! preparing a series of motion picture? nnri Rtoronntlmn ntlripa far nna In thA- "Better Sires"' campaign. The Inter-. est aroused among the breeders of the United States Is taking the torn of requests upon the department of agriculture for Information which, It is hoped, the film feature will be able to satisfy. It Is probable that the motion pictures will be ready for lssu next fall. i RAPE IS ESPECIALLY USEFUL If Not Pastured Down Too Clote Crop. Will Grow Until Fall Withstand Hot Weather. i . Personal Prcferjnce. A &eyr York inwn sent his bride a ktag by wlrek'fs. So fur n kissing Is conooftved wi inncli pn iVr tho old fACbtoned neth'l. Rape seeded early will grow untlT fall If not pastured down to less than J four or five leaves to the plant. The crop Is especially useful during the hot. dry months. 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