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THE CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE
EMPHASIS ON FIELD SELECTION Shame on Them. OF SEED CORN IN ALL STATES tFreparod by tha United State Deportment of Acrlculture.) 1 Seed com for next season'! planting should be selected In the field from the standing stalks In September. The (Jsappolntlng search for good seed corn every spring should be a suffi cient reason for following this prac tice, strongly advocated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Any Intelligent farmer can go Into his own cornfield when the corn is mature and select high-grade seed If he has planted suitable types of corn and cul tivated properly. If he has Joined a county movement to develop certain standard varieties of corn which grow In that locality, and if he has raised these strains on his own land, he may reasonably expect a market for any surplus seed. County Agents Report Progress. Various methods were followed last fall by the county agents of the North ern and Western states In their efforts to convince the farmers that field se lection of corn was a good thing which WOnlrl amnlv nav tnr anv ti-nnhla In. volved. Similar tactics may well be Used this season where for one reason or another the local people are not In the habit of field-selecting their seed corn. In Steele county. Minnesota, selec- Indlana has been especially active In emphasizing the importance of having every farmer field-select bis seed corn from the standing stalks. A report of the county agent leader for Indiana states that in White county a unique proposition was placed before the chil dren In six rural township schools. The pupil and father were to pick out the best bushel of seed corn to be found In the seed at home. This was to be planted on one side of a field. for Identification. Then in the fall the pupil Is to pick out SO or 40 ears from the standing stalks for seed, and later In the winter bring the best ten ears to the local county schools where shows will be held. The best ten ears from each school will then compete with the other schools of the township and the best from the town with the rest of the county. Six hundred and thirty-nine youngsters promised to try, The agent for Washington county, Indiana, mailed circular letters and publications on the subject to all tho iarmers 01 nis county in me ran, ana had demonstrations given at the schools for the younger generation. In spite of the development of very successful central seed corn test lng association in Rush county, In diana, for several rears, it Is the opln- Farmer Should Endeavor to 8trlke an Average of Good Ears Like These. tlon between September 10 and Sep tember 20 was urged. The week of September 24 was chosen as "good seed com week" In Nance county, Ne braska. It seems likely that the cor responding dates this year will be the best time to go out Into the field and chfose the most promising ears, yotlng the character of the plants on which they grow and the details which Indicate a vigorous and healthy con dition. The county agent for Dakota coun ty, Minnesota, reports that a perma nent and reliable source of seed corn Is being developed by getting certain farmers In the county to specialize In seed corn week. They are asked to produce a dependable type of Improved corn and to put in facilities for dry ing and storing It properly. The aver age farmers are also encouraged to se lect their own seed, but the definite work of safeguarding the seed corn supply of the county Is being carried on with a few men who are really competent to produce certified seed corn and equipped to handle it. Event ually It Is hoped that there will be a man In every township doing this seed corn work and, where possible, having seed corn houses in which to dry it In Scott county, Minnesota, last year, 4,300 acres of selected seed were planted. For their 1921 planting 82 farmers field-selected their seed corn, and all had a surplus to sell. Stearns county has 81 co-operators in seed corn work. Minnesota No. 13, Rust less White Dent, and Northwestern Dent were the varieties used. Some of this certified seed was awarded to SO farmers with their farm bureau re newal, thus Insuring a good distribu tion for this year. ion of the county agent that the test ing alone cannot be depended on for eliminating corn diseases. Soil condl- tlons and the heredity of the seed corn are factors which affect the growth of tn onrn. anil tha larror nt thaoa mr te controlled by more careful selection of seed corn In the fall from the field, Field Selection In Some New Places. A great deal of Interest was man! tested In six field demonstrations of seed-corn selection held In Cass conn ty, Missouri. This line of work was entirely new to many of the farmers present. Those who participated In the 200 bushels selected were further convinced of the value of early seed selection from the stalks, because of the adverse weather conditions later In the fall. The autumn was abnor mally wet In this section, and the corn matured slowly; then an early freeze In November caused a low percentage of germination In seed selected hap hazard In the ordinary way after gathering the corn. In Mississippi county, Missouri, the work done In relation to he field-crops project In 1920 was mainly concen tratea upon neia selection or corn. This was carried out through com munity meetings which were held In co-operation with the county school superintendent. The advantages of the method to . the Individual farmer were considered paramount, and the improvement of seed corn In the coun ty was also stressed. The demonstra tions showed also how field selection would help to eliminate corn-root rot, If ears were selected from stalks that were vigorous and not ripening pre maturely and on shanks that showed no evidence of decay. Creep for Pigs. PIgr ought to be supplied with a creep as soon as they will eat, which they will after the third week, and by placing cracked corn, tankage and salt In the trough they soon will find their own feed. Fruit and Vegetable Count. This is the time of year that the fruit and vegetable garden counts. Poor Indeed Is the farm that does not have a good fruit and vegetable gar den to supply the table. Home Garden Essentials. A spade or spading fork, a boe, a rake, a dibble or trowel, and a piece of stout cord are the tools essential for borne gardening. Safe and Sound Plan. A safe and sound agricultural pro gram includes less wheat and more good live stock. The Brood Sows. Those who are xpecting fall litters before long should pay special atten tion to the feeding of their brood saws. Value of Beet Tops. The economic utilization of beet tops and other by-products not only yields a direct profit by feeding to stock, but greatly assists in maintain ing soil fertility and also In establish ing a better crop rotation. Keeps Weeds Out of Alfalfa. Blue grass and weeds can be kept out of alfalfa and the stand greatly Improved by summer renovation. The alfalfa should be disked after eacb cutting. Guard Against Weevil. Weevil damage is very common with stored grain ; it pays to watch It care fully, and to fumigate it with carbon bisulphide at the first sign of the pest Wheat and Straw. For every bushel of wheat are pre duced about one hundred pounds of straw. pERHAPS there are' a few mothers who do not know the virtues of Fletcher's Castoria. Perhaps there are a few who know that there are imitations on the market, and knowing this demand Fletcher's. It is to ALL motherhood, then, that we call attention to the numerous imitations and counterfeits that may be set before them. It is to all motherhood everywhere that we ring out the warning to beware of the "Just-as-good". For over thirty years Fletcher's Castoria has been an aid in the upbuilding of our population; an aid in the saving of -babies. And yet there are those who would ask you to try something new. Try this. Try that Even try the same remedy for the tiny, scarcely breathing, babe that you in all your robust womanhood would use for yourself. Shame on them. Injury Done by Weeds. Some weeds stock yp ditches and drains, interfering with irrigation and drainage. i . !' ,1 - Jl Kot flnntonta 15Fluid Drachirj Children Cry For t -Annf .-il PER CENT. ?2ZZ:Att,.T&A by Result- tintiicStOflWuAsandBqwejrf Thereby Pfoittotifl4j neither ()piflm.Mofptoeif Mineral NotNAHCotiv( i ajaaaasg- MP mm mm Your Friend, the Physician. The history of all medicines carries with it the story of battles against popular beliefs: fights against prejudice: even differences of opinion among scientists and men devoting their lives to research work; laboring always for the betterment of mankind. This information is at the hand of all physicians. He is with you at a moment's call be the trouble trifling or great. He is your friend, your household counselor. He is the one to whom you can always look for advice even though it might not be a case of sickness. He is not Just a doctor. He is a student to his last and final call. His patients are his family and to lose one is little less than losing one of his own flesh and blood. Believe him when he tells you as he will that Fletcher's Castoria has never harmed the littlest babe, and that it is a good thing to keep in the house. He knows. UOTHEIWSHdUU) READ THE BOOKLET THAT 18 AROUND EVERY BOTTLE Of fUTCHElTS CASTORIA GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of Exact Copy of Wrapper. THI cbntaun company, nbw vohk city. i Seats Gives Charming New Shade to Old lingerie PUTNAM FADELESS DYES dyes or tints as you wish His Record. "Horace Snapp is dead," related old Riley Rezzidew. "He was railway station agent here In Petunia. He left no friends and no money worth men tioning, but instead an enviable rec ord of 89 years of faithful attention to his duties of telling the traveling public and all other anxious Inquirers, 'Don't knowl' In a surly tone of voice." Kansas City Star. SUSPENDERS AruDyeai'swaarorniorOaTOranteed (7k and Me). Men's Garten (Me) and Hoa Support (all lisf. ttc). No rubber to rot from hat or iwaat. Phos pbor Bronae Bnatlees Spring (in the etrateh. aSKVOVR DIALS. If heeaa't enpply yoa. Mod tfrert. Siring dealer's nam. Aaeept no enbetitate. Gat the (engine No-War. Look for guarantee and name on buckle. Writ for torj ol No-war Spring 8 tratea, NU-WAY STMCM SUSOCNDElt COMPANY ( Mtmrnfrnmrtn Ml- Wmt mmd Hinlli Umm Dept. C Sound Vibrations. It Is reported that certain experi ments have shown that a vibration of sound having an amplitude of less than one-twelve-millionth of a centi meter could still affect the sense of hearing. Such a vibration would be so short that It would have to be en larged one hundred times before the most powerful microscope could ren der it visible, supposing that it were capable of being seen at all. Old per sons, it Is said, do not hear high notes which are audible to young persons, and there is reason to believe that babies hear notes that are Inaudible to their elders. New York Herald. m cigarettes They arc GOOD! True Respect Many of the old darkles In the South handle a violin bow with con siderable skill. One such had an em ployer with similar tastes. . One day he- and the aged servant were fiddling together, and as they finished the piece the employer said : "You handle the bow pretty well, Joe, but you are always a bar or so behind. Why Is thai?" "Out of def flnce to yo Colonel," said Joe. Philadelphia Ledger. Unpleasantly "Buzzed." A four-year-old western boy had been told about so many lovely things enjoyed by his cousins In New Jersey that when he went there on a visit he was a little surprised at not find ing an earthly paradise. On the morn ing after his first night spent in the state, he said to his mother: "I've Just been buzzed by mosquitoes all nLght long!" , ' -, DR.J.D.KELLOGG'S ASTHMA REMEDY for th prompt relief of Asthma and Hay Fever. Aak your drug gist for It. IS cent and on dol lar. Write for FRfl SAMPkK. Northrop Lyman Co.,lnc,BuJUIo,NX iCof the most stubborn , kind ratievsd in 3 to 10 days 2ciL MIRO AT ALL DRUGOUTS Rowsey'sT-A-H is relievingTubercuIosis, Asthma, Hay Fever and Catarrh. If you doubt it, write and get testimo nials. Rowsey's T-B Preparation Co., Box 344, Olive Hill, Kentucky Could Use Skyscrapers. David Bispham met Oliver Herford In London and in the course of con versation remarked on the fact that as yet London had no skyscrapers. "Pity, too," said Herford. "I never saw a sky that needed scraping more." Lotlim, Do Your Own Hemstitching- and picollng; attachment fits any machine, 12.50. Buttonhole (8. Hand embroiderer $5.60. Agent! wanted. E. Stephenaon, it Qu'.ncj, Chicago. Other End Up. Mother "Johnny, don't go In the water over your knees." Johnny "All right, ma, HI Just dive." Ohio Again Ohio, the Mother of President!, also boasts the winner of the Jzjo.oo prize just (warded for securing the most coupon of Niagara Wall Paper. Entries were received from Niagara Wall Paper enthusiasts from every part of the country. 650.00 in all was) handed out to 50 prize win ners in 13 different states. Send to the Niagara Wall Paper Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y, for full information on new contest just starting. IS BARKER'S HAIR BALSAM BesnoTesDananSHItopaHalrFadllnr! Restores Color and Scanty to Cray sued Faded HaU sue. ana f l.ueet tTnfrruia. HINDERCORN9 rmiaea. ete.. atone all Mia. ensurea cunfurt 1 feet, makre walk In aT. lta. by mail or at LTw Slata, HlaoaCwaaWworka.l'aAosni.II.X.3 Coma. CaJ- nfort to th W. N. U., CINCINNATI, NO. 35-1922.