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The San Diego Bowing club defeated the Los Angeles Bowing club. ROOKIE WITH BRAVES & ■i AU i i' . A' • / / y/ 1Ü rmm \ a i m / à 'y yy m ? m mm y 'Æ 7%. ■ I i i f . 4 ' ' * r A - ■ '-n. i Bob Brown, the rookie pitcher now working with the Boston Braves, Is making a good showing. He was born in a Boston suburb only twenty years ago and learned how to hurl in high school. The Braves signed him up when he was hut eighteen years old, and farmed him out to various minor league clubs. » VICE ADMIRAL CLARK it,- ^ K jfcyf ! mm pi: : ■ m .m Vice Admiral Frank H. Clark, Ü. H. N.. who has assumed command of the scouting force of the United States fleet, ills flagship 1: the U. S. S. Augusta. Admiral Clark, who Is a graduate ot the United States Naval academy, was promoted through grades to the rank of rear admiral In February, 1927. The Fearful Uncertainty "There is one thing that invariably crosses my mind as the train bears me out of the station towards the sea," says a writer. "Did I turn off the bathroom tap, or didn't I?' don Humorist. -Lon Smoke Detective of Philadelphia — f m B Ai , Ü ■/'■■■. ■ % ■ ' ' ' / A v -* / WM % Wi. y y y *4 ' ■ - „ twm r Mrs. Imogene IJ. Oakley doesn't like smoke, especially in cities, and as chairman of the Philadelphia Civic club's smoke control committee she searches out the little , and big smokes and tells on them. Mrs. Oakley is shown atop her lookout station surveying the surrounding territory. "I'm from Pittsburgh." Mrs. Oakley said, "and I know smoke when 1 see it." House Cleaning Far Under Ground T Tf A 4 4 ■id . v y * /' m ■' là i Ak'i * Ge . M AÂ* t 'txA ■■■■ \ . y '< ' % : j y :• V. t y > ' ms c A : I mum ÏWM ÏS ' % I *(:: ■ L.f ■i . f 4 .% % . ■I A* r > - ''■ \ A. 'SA - ■ ■* $0$ v • sr Li:. A % is i m i ■: * * ms v 'r« m. i i mà jBintetai This house cleaning job is taking place 1.50U feel under ground in the famous Oregon caves near Grants Pass, and requires two weeks to complete. The Immense natural chambers and passages extend two miles in length. Terrace and Save Soil, Says Expert Losses by Heavy Rains Can Thus Be Reduced :o Minimum. ed t> tue felted states Department ure -of"fertile top soil ' n.,rth central north centrai (Pmi CÎ A Wii ë awa> ultivated soils in ~ uri by heavy rains is reduced to minimum when the land A. X. Uol fm;. si: a reii ■ci |*rui>erly, says the bureau of agricultural en- : I ni ted States Department •e, who has charge of the ! at the federal erosion ex at Bethany, Mo. a Av •n His il farm Ktat li.K: accurate at the from terraced land ji-nt is based upon rements in io:n d in corn. of soil losses u !■ made on both Measurements were and graded terraces planted to period when the rain i from 50 to 90 per cent in | level during a fail «a rmal for northern The data so far obtained indi thut ievel terraces or those with 1 «'rades are more desirable in this i, than terraces with G inches fall f the no ex« sou cate si r<„ ! in lb" foot. j comparatively sheet erosion gullies. . The measurements show from little soil loss and no formation of : from unterraced areas on corn averaged I- an acre—50 to 100 times as s the I it I rra planted to the 140 t' es from terraced land, i s from terraced land ■ land varying in j ],; fpet in a hundred. I The smallest gre t. Th era in three corn fields, slope from S to was 2.3 tons loss «V: acre. an little m«-e than one ton an \ land with an ,f 1 5 feet in a hundred. It ecurred on acre. j average slope protected by level terraces. j On a steep, rough hillside planted in corn, with terraces having 2 inches fall in TOO feet and corn rows parallel to the terrace lines, the soil carried away was only S5 pounds more than one ton per acre. These experiments sho«v that even when steep land is planted to corn and even in a year when the seasonal rains are both nu merous and heavy, erosion losses are almost negligible if the land is pro tected properly with terraces. On terraces that had grades of 6 as much soil was lost as on level ter races. According to measurements. 1.00 ton of soil an acre was lost with level terraces as compared with 2.72 tons an acre with terraces having 6 inch grades. Blister Rust Spreading; More States Affected (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.)—WXU Service. Blister rust, a serious disease of white-pine trees, has been found in five states heretofore believed free of the disease, the United States Depart ment of Agriculture reports. The states are Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Iowa. These bring the total of eastern states in which the rust is found to 17. Blister rust is spread by the wind and lives not only on white pines but also on currant and gooseberry plants (Bibes). It is very destructive to white pine. The chief method of con trol is the eradication of currants and gooseberries within 900 feet of stands of pine. The rust spread from Pennsylvania into Maryland, Virginia, and West Vir ginia. In Maryland it was found on European black currants, wild goose berries, and white pine, while in Vir ginia and West Virginia it was found only on wild gooseberries. In Ohio the rust was found on European black currants and wild gooseberries, while in Iowa it was found on northern white pine. Agricultural Notes In eggs the presence of an air cell at the large end is an indication of quality. When eggs are placed in the egg case with the large end down, jar will cause this air cell to break. ♦ ♦ * a Work corn ground well before plant ing. then cultivation can he delayed until the corn is high enough to cul tivate easily. Kill the weeds before rather than after planting. ♦ ♦ ♦ Every chick that comes from an in cubator is not a desirable—there usually several undesirables in every hatch. These latter should be de stroyed. are Cas ant colonies by pouring carbon bisulphide into the hill or nest. These busy creatures are a nuisance in the garden, because of their habit of col onizing aphides upon plants. * Ourculio winters in hedge woody and grassy spots and trash left around the orchard. rows, Burning over these wintering places is a good plan and will catch a good many of the adults. More varieties of native grapes have been found in the United States than n all the rest of the world combined, experts of the Department of Agricul ture report. Altogether grape-growing sections of the country thei e aie to he found 8G varieties of grapes. * ♦ • Some birds will eat 100 or more In sects at a meal and. If the Insects are small, may devour several thousand. Bird refuges on farms attract and tect the birds, which in destroy the insect pests. in the 13 pro turn help tc ! False Economy in Use of Cheap Seeds New Yorkers Advice Given Applies to All. (By PROF. E. U WORTH®». State College at Agriculture.)—" NO Sertice. Avoid false economy's lure of low prices on alfalfa and clover seed. If necessary, reduce the rate of seeding or the acreage, or both, ^ a UttJe 5etter seed b ed prepa ration, the standard rate of seeding for both alfalfa and clover may be re duced as much as 10. 15, or even 20 Where clover is seeded on per cent. winter wheat, less seed and a light harrowing immediately after seeding may bring as thick a stand as a nor mal amount of seed. If a mixed seed ing is to be made, get the different seeds and mix them at home. Make certain that seed is adapted to local conditions for the hardiest is none too good tor New York's climate. All red clover seed should be north and either certified or of ern-grown either Grimm, Ontario variegated, or other vanegat ed types of alfalfa and demand either certified seed or a satisfactory guar antee of the source of the seed. Work Horse Needs and Deserves Proper Care Correct fitting and proper adjust ment of harness is a big step in the elimination of sore shoulders on horses, says the Nebraska College of Agriculture. Cleaning the horses' shoulders following, the day's work and again before harnessing in the morning will help prevent sore shoul ders. A properly fitted collar barely al lows the flat hand to pass between the collar and the windpipe and per mits the finger tips to pass at the side of the neck just above the shoul der points. The hames should fit snugly and be drawn tightly around the collar so that the point of draft will be about one-third of the distance above the slioulder points. The average farm work horse con sumes about 3,000 pounds of grain and 5,000 pounds of roughage yearly. When the horse is doing hard work, the average animal will need approxi mately 25 bushels of corn or 40 bu a age. Hard grains such as wheat, bar ley, rye, kafir and other small grains may be improved by grinding or roll ing.—Nebraska Farmer. Dosing Wormy Lambs One of the lamb's worst enemies is the common stomach worm. The ani mal does not thrive satisfactorily when carrying this parasite, and con sequently the farmer loses money. One way to avoid these worms is to change pasture so there will be little danger of the lambs picking up worm eggs deposited on the grass last year by other sheep. Sheep can be treated for worms with a vermifuge. Some farmers dose each animal with one to four ounces of a 1 per cent copper sulphate solu tion. Tills solution is made by dis solving one-fourth pound of copper sul phate in three gallons of water. Ewes receive from two to four ounces, de pending on their size, while lambs get one to two ounces. Dose with an ordi nary syringe or with the aid of a fun nel or small rubber tube. Care should he taken not to lift the sheep's head up, since this may cause strangula tion.—Wallace's Farmer. Clean Ground for Pigs "I wanted to see whether there anything to this ciean-ground system of raising hogs," said Axel Bergsten of Riley county, Kansas, in Success ful Farming, rated bunches. where I have raised hogs every year and the other half I moved down in the alfalfa field. was "So a year ago I sepa my brood sows into two One half x left in the lot T fixed up an automatic waterer but it didn't work very well, sc I had to carry water, but it while. was worth The pigs out on the clean away from those farrowed in the old lots and at five months of age were from 50 to 75 pounds heavier. Next year every sow 1 have will farrow on clean ground, as I am fully convinced that it is the only way to raise hogs." New Hive Queens New queens will he accepted : readily by old colonies if introduced during the honey flow, however, should not be about three week more rbe old queen, removed until s prior to the end of Hie flow or until her bees are no long er of use in the honey flow. The new queen should be introduced and lay ing about eight weeks before frost. This allows the rearing of young bees tor tlie winter season. Failing queens should he replaced at any time by young, vigorous queens, but should he exercised to get those of good strains. care Starting Swsut Clovsr Sweet clover grew rank along road by the T. J. Sands far county, Kansas, but Mr. Sands couldn't f.® 1 '' on thin s P° ts ^ the pas ure. Thinking that lack of Inocula tiou might have caused the failure, he hauled a load of dirt from the road side and threw it down, a shovelful m a place, in the pasture Plants sprang up wherever the inoculated was thrown, whole area clover the m, Brown soil In a short time, - was inoculated, and grew successfully.—Capper's Parmer the TILT ü LI I SAVE THE POULTRY BY KILLING MITES Simple . Treatments to Get Rid of Lice. (By O. C. UFFORD, Extension Poultryman Colorado Agricultural College.— WNU Service.) Many Colorado farmers and poultry, men save money and cut costs of pro duction simply by preventing their poultry and poultry houses from be coming infested with lice and mites. Lice and mite Infestations affect the health, growth and production of poul try. These pests can be easily con trolled by proper action. Lice, which live on the birds and are known as biting parasites, may be controlled by smearing a small amount of blue oint ment mixed with an equal amount of petroleum jelly, lard or vaseline, around the vent. This treatment should never be used on small chicks. Dusting powders such as sodium fluoride may be placed In the feathers on different parts of the body to con trol lice. When large flocks are to be treated for lice, nicotine sulphate may be ap plied with a brush or oil can to perches before the birds go to roost. Fumes from the nicotine destroy the para sites. This fluid will also kill mites it they come into contact with it. Badly infested flocks should be treated a second time in about ten days. Mites live around perches and roost ing places, gradually spreading over poultry houses and farm buildings when not controlled. Stock dips, formaldehyde or carbolic acid are some of the common materials used for spraying roosts and houses. An effective home remedy can be made by using one gallon of crude crank case oil, one-half pint of stock dip or crude carbolic acid, and, if necessary, this may be thinned with one to two quarts of kerosene. The easiest time to control mites and lice is in the spring, before they become too numerous. Flock Will Respond to Well-Balanced Ration Eggs from chickens fed a ration full of vitamins A and D are better food than eggs from chickens fed rations less rich in these vitamins, according to the results of recent research avail able to the department of poultry hus bandry at the Ohio State university. Recent experiments indicate, says the department, that the amount of vitamin A and D supplied to the birds is directly reflected in the vitamin con tent of the eggs produced. Thus, in feeding his hens to maintain their health, the poultryman is feeding for eggs of better quality and more worth. A ration for hens rich in vitamins would contain yellow corn, alfalfa leaf meal, or a high grade cod liver oil. Vitamin D prevents rickets and as sists with the building of hone. Vita min A builds resistance to disease and infections. Early and Late Chicks Chicks hatched early have many ad vantages over those hatched late. As a general rule they are more vigorous ; the mortality is less ; the cockerels may be sold for better prices, and the pullets will mature in time to lay high priced eggs next fall. Just why the early chick is more vigorous is hard to explain. That less mortality is experienced is probably due to the fact that coccidia and para sites, such as worms and mites, are less active before the onset of hot weather. It is true that more trouble from these pests is experienced later in the season. Poultry for Income Science has placed the rate of mor tality among chicken flocks so low that it is now no longer a major risk. As an income source, both from meat and eggs, poultry offers returns measured fairly accurately by the number of chicks to be used. The initial invest ment in equipment is offered today at most attractive prices and since the life of equipment extends over a long period of years, the annual investment may be considered very low. Select Vigorous Chicks Vigorous baby chicks have full bright eyes, downy fluff, are plump and have well rounded shanks. Other points to look for in selecting chicks include the following: Freedom from bacillary white diarrhea, weight of eight pounds per TOO chicks at 24 hours of age, well healed body openings at which yolk was absorbed and richly pigmented shanks and beaks. Chicks from healthy breeding flocks and from oinls high in egg production are always preferable.—Nebraska Farmer. Diarrhoea in Fowls Diarrhoea may be caused by feeding spoiled food of some kind and garbage should be pretty carefully inspected before being fed. It may easily con tain spoiled bits of meat or moldy food of some kind. A dose of epsom salts, one pound dissolved In the drinking water of 100 fowls, or dissolved in a little water and mixed with a wet mash, so distributed that all can get their share, may be given to clean out the digestive organs of the birds. Rural New-Yorker.