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THE The Only Democratic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper 1. VOLUME XVIII. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1917. NUMBER 19. ' i IT v V v ANSEL WYSONG Machine Shop and Garage L. T. Gurri Land &-Loan Co' Lands, Loans & Insurance Plenty of Money to Loan at Reason able rates on Western Kansas Lands. Meade, Ral Estate Transfer J. A. Williams to John Smith, SE 34 32-27, $5000.00. E. L. Watts to C. W. Phillips, E of NE 29 32 26, 200.00. M. L. Williams to Heike Feld- man,.SW 24-32-27,5000.00. L.E Bunch to Mitchell Evans Lots 15 & 16 Blk. 24, 0. S. Meade 1.00. P. W. Curry to W. E. Carr, SE 12 32-26, 1600.00. Jas. Culton to Bertha S, Mil ler, SE of NE' 35 31-26, 800. M. V. Neiman to Amos J. Paden, NEtf 29 34-28, 1.00. J.. W. Baugbman to Edward Board, E'J of NE 29-32-26, 200.00. t W. D. Hannan to A. A. Hugan Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24, Blk. 119 West Plains, 300 00. L. II. Reed to C. W. Tullis, Lot 2 Watts Subdivision of of SW 32 30-26, 1200.00'. ' C. W. Tullis to L. H. Reed, Lots 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10, Bile 31, Fow ler, 2400.00. J. R. Baker to Wm. Merkle, NEJ-4 and S Sec. 29; SV Sec. 28 30-27, 32000.00. J. B. McClure to Glen J. Har vey, NWJ:( 17-31-28, 1.00. Thomas Edwards to F. L Goodnight, SE of NWtf;SW of NEtf ; NE of SWtf 5 NW 1-4 of SEl-4 5 34 26, 1.00. Married Mr. Curtis L. Utz and Miss Rita M, Taylor, both of Plains, were married today at noon by Dr. Lytle. Both these young people are well and favorable known to Meade county people. Mr. Utz formerly attended the Meade High School. Among the members of the Meade O. E. S. attending 'the state meeting in session this week in Hutchinson are: Mes dames John Elliott, C. A. Marrs, W. F. Casteen, Wm. Backe, H. Llewelyn Jones, F. S. Sulli van, R. A. Harper, and L. Boeh-ler. Kansas Mothers' Day in Meade Mothers1 Day, Sunday, May 13, will be appropriately observ ed by the Meade churches. At the Christian church the service will be held in the even ing with appropriate music. At the morning service the M. E, congregation will appro priately observe the day. Sunday morning at the Pres byterian church an appropriate program will be rendered. Rev. H. G. Phillipps, of Pratt, will occupy the Baptist pulpit, and appropriate services will be held. ' Crop Condition In the face of a threatened world-food shortage the Ameri can winter wheat crop shows the lowest condition recorded since 1888 and promises a smaller yield than any other since 1904. In announcing its figures on a survey as of May 1. the depart ment of agriculture issued this statement: The condition of wheat on May 1, this year, 73 2 was the lowest that it hts beer: on that date since 1888. The abandonment of acreage planted is the heav iest ever recorded, nearly thirty one per cent of the acreage 1 n.t ed. The forecast of prod uction, based upon the condition and the average remaining for har vest 366,000,000 "bushels', is the smallest production of winter wheat since 1904. The' low vi tality of the plant at the begin ning of the" winter made it'un- able to withstand adverse condi tions of whatever nature. The winter was unusually severe, the ground was dry and bare of snowy temperatures were ex tremely low and high winds pre vailed. This situation prevailed in the most important wheat sec tions of the country, from Ind iana to Nebraska and south to Texas. Messrs Gum and Stockwell, of Larned, paid Meade county a business visit this week. The Food Question The United States Department of Agriculture says that unless there is increased food produc tion, the United Stt.-s, together with other nations of the world, will face a food famine within a year. These men know the world situation. Th;y have sounded the alarm. Ia response to these appeals of the President and other auth orities at Washington, there is organized in every state in the Union a systematic campaign for increased food production, and for the elimation of waste in food products. The Kansas or ganization is known as the Kan sas Council of Defense, and President Waters of the State Agricultural College is Presi dent sf the Council. Next fall will be too late to think about this problem. We cannot hirvest if we do not plact so these days are the important 'ones. Kansas is in the heart of the food producing section of the country, It is not a question of whether we here in Kansas could live, if a food famine should come. We must consider oth ers we must rise to the demand that the nation makes upon us in this hour. Remember that no matter how rich the country is, that will avail nothing if the food supply of the world is not sufficient. It is a question of quantity of food. Meade County Boys Enlist W. L. Lundy, C. W. T. and F. M. Trudel, W. T. arrived in Meade Thursday from Greens burg to examine and enlist men for the United State Navy. So- far they have accepted: Carl L. Whitehead, Meade, apprentice seaman. James R. Simmons. Meade, apprentice seaman. Frayley E. Sprague, Meade, fireman, third class. Robert M. Stinnel, Fowler, apprentice seaman. Andrew P. McCauley, Fowler apprentice seaman. HarolJ Krisle, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L G. Krisle, had an exciting exper ience Wednesday evening and one he will not soon forget. He had been playing in the coal house, back of the jail, and which is little used. Therein he discovered some tin carts and small paper sacks containing powder, some of which he pit on a paper, near the remainder of ttie powder and lighted it. When it exploded it , set fire to the remainder of the powder and for a few seconds Harold was lost in a cloud of smoke. His face arid hands were burned, buj fortunately, no serious re sults will follow. W. S. Martin and family left last week for Thatcher Colorado where they will engage in farm ing and stock-raising. A letter from them at Two Buttes, Colo rado says they were compelled to stop there on account of wet weather. Mrs. M. C. Read received a message Monday stating that Mr. Read's mother, who is now with her daughter in Wichita, was not expected to live. Until a short time ago Grandma Read spent much of her time in Meade and her friends here have learn ed of her condition with much regret. Good Roads Meeting A county Good Roads.meeting wa3 held Monday evening of this week in Geo. W, Day's office. The object of the meeting was to select delegates to represent Meade county before The State Highway Commission which is in session in Topeka May 9, 10, U and to secure if possible a share of the federal aid for better high ways. ! An enthusiastic delegation represented Meade and a.l fav ored using their influence to ward the securing of the high way which will be of the great est good to the greatest num ber. C. C. Perry, Geo. Hall and Claude Sled represented Fow ler and J. W. Russel, J. II. Col lingwood, S. D. Elliott, and A. Kiodig represented Plains, and both delegations gave assurance that their people favored the plan and would send delegates. The meeting voted to elect three delegates, one to repre sent Meade and two from the county at large. Geo. W. Day, S. D. Adams, and W. S. Gibbons were elected by acclamation Tbey left Tuesday on No. 2 for Topeka. The following, taken from the Topeka, Capital under date of May 8th, may have some ef feet at this time: ' lne secretary ot war. in a letter received yesterday by W. C. Markham, secretary of the state highway commission, knocked some plans for federal aid for certain Kansas highways higher than Gilroy's kite. The government is not going to allow the federal aid to be parceled out in little dabs among all the counties. That has been under stood generally, but more than that, federal aid will be allowed only for roads that will meet military requirements, and all such' roads must be approved by the war department, as well as by the secretary of agriculture' at Washirgton. Scnic high ways and automobile roads are under the ban, at least for the period of the war. Under the regulations laid down by the war department, federal aid can be used only on "thru" roads leading from one center of pop ulation or commerce, to another. Federal assistance in building branch roads for automobiles or tourists to visit points cf scenic or historical interest will no. be ijiven.'" In the drier sections of the southwest where corn can not be depended upon to thrive, farmers can best add to tlit Na tion's food f-upp'y by growing grain sorghums more extensive ly; say specialists of the dt-pait-ment of agriculture. These crops, ioc'.udirg kafir, rnilo, and fcterita are drought resistant, and in most seasons produce profitable yields even though corn may be a failure in the same localities. Notice to the Public V The M. E. Read sale advertis ed for Saturday May 5th has been pastponed toSaturday May 12th at 2:00 P. M. , For Sale At Meade Saturday, May 12, a Flonr City tractor. 15 30 II. P. Plowed less than 200 acres. A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO YOtT Every Man and Woman Should Read This. No better way to reduce the High Cost of'Living than by planting Your Own Garden. We have a complete stock of Garden Tools, Hoes, Rakes, Rubber Hcse and Fencing. Also a full line of Deere, Emerson and Moline Listers and Lister Cultivators. W. F. CASTEEN & CO. "We have a trade that Quality Made." 11$ IN I II 1 RELATIVE VALUE OF FEEDS As Explained by A. M. Paterson of th Kansas Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kans. Starting Lambs on Feed: A mistake which is commonly matle in feeding lambs, Is feeding them too much grain at the first part of the feeding period. They should not be fed more than one- LAMB FEEDING. Nov. 2t, 1115 It VII. Shelled corn, cottunwed meal, Rlfulfa hay, - hIIkk. ImhK In hit Av. Initial wt Av. final wt Total gain Av. dally Rain Dri'RsIng, per -nt. Av. dally ration: Grain Cottnnitepd meal Alfalfa hay HI lane 70 58.68 lbi. 8O.r0 Ilia. 21.(12 llil. .274 Hit. 16. 1.01 lha. .16 n.s. .!I5 Ida 1.24 lbs. Fco.l per 100 Mm. gain: drain 370.(18 Ihd. Cottoimeed meal .... 68.119 llm. A I ful Ta hay .'118.51 llm. Kllane 454.07 lbi. CnKt of 100 lb. Kiiln...t 6.83 font of total feed per , heart 1.50 1.42 !.! Initial rwt. vlilue 8.15 8 15 8.15, Final i-wt value 11.1(1 11.10 11.00 Total rout per lot 4!ifi.13 4HI.64 478. ill Tola! lot ivrplptH :'B 04 6L't!.04 698.40 Total profit p-r lot 129.91 134.60 1I9.7!I Av. pioflt per lain! 1.7.1 1.79 1.6(1 1'rli-e of Kialn per cwt: Shelled corn, 11.00; kr.fir, 90 renin; ground 72 (Cnta; cottonai-ed meal, $36.00 per ton. ' 1'ilre of roiu.-hiiKe per ton: Alfalfa, $8 per :?m; Hilitpe, 3. Total iiiFt per Int covers lanlPv, labor, feed, Hhrinliuue, freight anil Total profit In based on the celllni; weight of lots on the market. righth of a pound per lamb daily. This amount Hhould gradually be in creaReil until the lamb is on full feed, at which time tflcy will be eating from one and one-half to two pounds per lamb daily. Where silage is fed, they should be ptarted at the rate of about one-half pound per head daily $25 Reward A. rc-.vard of $25 will be ivon for infor mation that will lead to the. arrest and conviction of the pari v or p' rtiet who si. lc cop per wire from Electric light pjles at Kair Grounds on the ni-ht cf May 9th 1017. . K. M. I'aintkk, Pres. Frank Fuiik, Secy. Notice lo Board of Equaliza tion. The Board of County Commis sioners will meet as a Board of Equalization of Taxes on the third Monday in May, 1917 (May 21) at the office of the County Clerk.' All persons feeling- J themselves aggrieved by reason of the assessment or valuation of their property as returned by j the assessor, can appear , before said board of equalization and have a hearing upon such gnev ance at that time. W. W. Pkkssly, County Clerk. and Increased until they are eatlni from one to one and one-half pounds daily. Where alfalfa hay Is fed- they should be given all the alfalfa they will clean up. As the grain ration, is in creased, the roughage ration will be slightly decreased. CBre should b taken to see that the lambs clean up their feed for each feeding as this will avoid loss of feed and the lambs will relish their feed much better. Lambs weighing from seventy-five to eighty five pounds make a nice weight on which to go on the market. The lambs should be given plenty of salt and clean fresh water at all times. Feed For Lambs: During 1915 the Animal Husbandry department of ths EXPERIMENT. Ftb. 14, 191S. lAtl VIII. Whole kaflr, cut tonneert mpnl, Hlfulfa hay, rIIhkc. rt IX. fit-mind kaflr lirHila. cotton- Bceil meal, alfalfa, .lias. Tot X. ShttllM corn, cot ton need meal. lfHlf. 76 75 - 76 68.80 lbs. 67.77 Ilia 68.60 lbi, 80.82 llm. 77.62 111". 81.70 Ins. 22.02 Dm. 19.75 llm. 23.20 lbs. .276 Ilia. .247 lbs. .290 lbs, (6.3 15.0 M.6 1.01 lha 1.18 Ihs. l.Ot lb. .16 llm. .IK lb. IB lbi. .06 lbs. M llm. 1.79 lbs, 1.26 lbi. 1.09 lu. JfiR.89 flm. 471. fil llm. 3.".0.23 lbi, 6N.11 Wm. M.K2 llm. 65.17 lbi, IU.S5 llm. R77.1l llm. 61. .'ID lb, 4MI.74 llm. 441. M lbs. I 6.44 $ (.74 $ 1.97 1.63 8.15 11.15 601.66 f.:iH.fi7 132.11 1.7tf kuflr heads, commission. Kansas State Agricultural College con ducted some tests on the relative value of feeds for fattening lambs. The table above gives the number of lamb. In each lot, the kind and amount of fcrrl which was fed, the gains and the profit per lamb, and the price of the feed. L Statement of ilie ownership, manngement, cir culation, etc., required by the Act of August 24, 1912, of The Meade County News pub lished weekly at Meade, Kansas', for April 1917. Name of Kditor Agnes Wehrle. , Publishers Wehrle & Wehrle. Owners Agues & (leorge Wehrle. Known bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other se curities: None. AGNES WEHRLE. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of April, 1917. Roy C. Godfrey, Notary Public. Commission expires June 30 1919. SIX PER CENT MONEY On Your Farm Interest Payable Annually Frank Fuhr, Meade, Kansas Offic orer Firtt National Bank FOR SALE: Ever bearing strawberry plants 25 cents per dozen. Jake Kolb, Meade, Ks.