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THE CAREFUL FARMER. Valuable as alfalfa is, it has its drawbacks. It is difficult to establish in some parts of the country, especi ally in the eastern states. It requires careful methods of handling. It is no crop for the careless farmer; but Is a very profitable one for the farmer who will take the touble to learn how to bandle it from the seeding to the feed ing. One of the important things to learn is how to make alfalfa hay, according to specialists of the United 8tates Department of Agriculture, Alfalfa does not cure at all readily and good quality hay is hard to get. Especially is this true of the first cut ting, which comes when heavy rains are apt to interfere with its proper I curing. The bright green hay so com mon in the irrigated sections is almost never seen in the humid regions, due to injury from rain. Time of Cutting. Most farmers are prone to cut their alfalfa too early. They are anxious to get more cuttings, thereby thinking to get a bigger crop. The fact is, the extra cutting is frequently made at the expense of total tonnage. The real test of the size of the season's crop is total tonnage rather than number of cuttings. Where four cuttings are possible, three usually are more desir able and more profitable. More hay is actually made for the season; and the plants are left in better condition for the winter. The first growth usually Is rank, sometimes causing the farmer to think it should be cut before it really is ready. The stage of growth is the in dication for cutting rather than the size of the plants. The general rule is to cut alfalfa just as it is coming into bldom and the basal shoots are making a good start for the next crop. In the eastern states, cutting earlier may injure and frequently kills the plants. Cutting later lowers the feed ing value of the hay. Methods of Harvesting. Methods of making alfalfa hay vary in different sections of the country; but the basic principles are the same. The motto everywhere is: "Cure alfal fa hay quickly, with as little handling and exposure to the weather as pos sible." Rapid curing holds the leaves on better, fewer of them off. This is important, Less handling knocks e SUITS . I j $25 to $35 I ; I I ! \ j j j We have a fine line of staple All-Wool Suits— both Clothcraft and Kuppenheimer, that sell from twenty-five to thirty-five i ollars I ! j Why Pay More? Fall Creek Merc. Co. Men's Furnishing Departmen i "Surest Thing You Know, says the Good Judge It'sa cinch to get a real 1 quality chew and save part of your tobacco money at the same time. /v . y - j A small chew of this good tobacco gives real lasting satisfaction. THE REAL TOBACCO CHEW put up in two styles RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco because the leaves are the most nutri tious part of the plant. In the west, where there is little rain during the haying season, the mowers are started in the morning and the hay raked into windrows the following day. The hay is then cockea or is stacked or baled direct from the windrow as soon as the hay is suffi ciently cured. The raking commences as soon as the leaves are wilted, but when the stems are still green. It is cocked when the stems are "half-dry.'' It may be stacked when moisture can no longer be twisted out of a wisp of the hay. In the humid sections of the country the process of curing thehay is much more difficult. The cutting frequently must be delayed several days on sc I count of bad weather. The operations und methods are practically the same as- 1° the dry sections, except thaï more time is required. Hay caps ana stack covers may prove necessary. Stacking Sometimes Best High moisture content sometimes makes it desirable to stack alfalfa hay instead of putting it inthe barn. This i® especially true of the first cutting, Build stacks carefully and in a shape that will expose as little of the hay *° the weather as possible. Cover the tops with marsh grass, Sudan grass, millet, or some other long grass that W H1 make a good thatch. Anchor a well-made thatch with rocks on the ends of wire on top of a properly made stack, and the hay will keep almost as well as in the barn. In fact, it may keep better on account of the likeli hood of new alfalfa hay heating in the mow. Particular care must be taken at the first cutting on this account. If the hay iB put in the mow, it is well to provide for some extra ventila tion, especially if its moisture content is high. This can be arranged by plac ing horizontally at frequent intervals ventilators made of lumber. These may be simply a framework In triangu lar or rectangular shapes placed in the hay as the mow is filled. Haymaking is an operation that must be done in a certain space of time that is short at best, and that is always liable to be made shorter by bad weather. For this reason there is no farm operation in which system and efficiency count for more; so it will pay every farmer to know just when and how to make the most of his alfalfa crop. HIS RIVAL By AON ES a BROGAN. Jimmie Taylor watched many eve nings, with a scowl of displeasure, as his sweetheart bent over her knitting. This devotion to gray yam, in his pres ence. had become tiresome. Antici pated happy hours were spoiled by Oracle's absent-minded responses to hi* personal conversation—for Jimmie was discussing the possibilities of their new home. He had counted upon his fiancee's enthusiasm and help, as they wonld plan together the furnishings of that home which was a long-dreamed-of goal. But during the stress of war time Oracle had been distrait, indlffer ent. What could have caused the change T Surely, oh, surely, and Jim mie had caught his breath at the thought, she could not have ceased to cure ; neither could anyone else have come between them. Night after night, and day after day she had sat at his side here tn her mother's comfortable living room, with no Intruder to cause him apprehen sion. "Shall we have the dining room In delft blue, dear?" he had asked one evening. "M-m-m-n," murmured the girl unin telligibly, as she was counting stitches. "Or old rose?" queried Jim. Grade's eyes had rested for a mo ment upon him hlunkly. They were very beautiful eyes, and the lover pa tiently waited. Presently Oracle rolled up the knit ting and slipped It into her gay-colored bag, coming close to rest her hand on his shoulder. "Jimmie." she had begged, "don't you think, at this trou bled time, that we ought to put all thoughts of personal comfort, and— er —triumph, from us in one devoted ef fort to help the brave men who are giving their very lives for our coun try? Just because you are a little be yond the age limit is no reason why yon should not sacrifice, too, in your way. Marriage menns added expense, Jimmie. Yourself only to provide for, you could give most generously to the causes, and I am well cared for at home. Later. In a peaceful time, we might more conscientiously realize our future Joy, but now—" Grade had paused then, quite out of breath. 8he was wondering what else It was that Myra Bally told her. Myra, a great Red Cross enthusiast, had advised freely among her young friends. . Jimmie, staring at his formerly sub missive sweetheart as though she had struck him, told her that she could not realize what she was saying; and I Oracle, calmly opening the bag to re gain her knitting, had dropped from Its depths a crumpled note. Flushing almost guiltily, the girl reached for the note, but Jlralme fore j stalled her, and a jealous flash shone In his fine eyes. "Who is It from?" he fiercely asked I her. Raising her chin defiantly, Oracle had admitted that the note was from ; a soldier—the rann for whom she had I been knitting. "Whal right," demanded the angry I lover, "has a strange man to corre ! spond with you?" \ "The right of courtesy," she had j crisply nnswered ; "It's a letter of j thunks for the sweater and helmet and j gloves, and—" "Heaven knows, you must have fit ted him out completely," Jlmlme ac knowledged. "Will you let me see that letter?" Grudglngly, the girl obeyed. It had been his turn to flush then, and the angry red creeping up to his heavy, dark hair, left Jim In an unen* I viable mood. "Sentimental stuff!" he muttered disgustedly. "Dreamed gratefully of his benefactress, while the warm ! sweater sheltered him from (he breeze." "Calls yon his 'angel lady.' "You are silly, Jimmie Taylor," she said at last. "You'd better go home." And abruptly her lover had gone, j After his departure Graele smoothed carefully the extravagantly grateful note, while a smile played about her Ups. Of course, she could not be actually In love with the clever writer of those beautifully penned epistle«, but ro mance held her In Its grasp—romance and Idealism. And he. Jitn, must stand aside until the fancy had passed. Would It pass? Returning soon now, perhaps, wonld this absent soldier seek .her out, and finding her more lovely than even he could have dreamed, would he make her "Ideal" a realiza tion? Reardutely Jimmie kept away from hin beloved. Hers had been the fault, he told himself—hers, If she wished R, must be the undoing. And evidently Grade wished It. "If yon will come tonight," called ber sweet voice over the phone, "I will show you my last letter—from the soldier." A laughing note In the request forced Jim to Ignore Its mockery. Still for bidding was his attitude as he await ed his sweetheart In the lamplight. Smiling, Oracle slipped her arm through Dis as she thrust the note be fore him. Then she pressed her face against her lover's shoulder. This Is what he read : My dere Miss Lady : i The comrade who rote my letters le gone from here. I no can spek or rite mooch engllsb. But I want to mj tank you. My wife, she say tank - TONTE 8ENTKLLO." (Own«»' i»i*. »7 wmn h'OTWPw om A STIMULATE RETAIL PRICES ADVERTISE Never before has the American Public had the money to What is true of the public in general spend which it has today, is true of AMERICAN FALLS and POWER COUNTY. 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LEAGUE GIGANTIC WAR TRUST I SA VS SENATOR JOHNSON ( a WASHINGTON- Assailing the league of nations as a combination of armed powers In a "gigantic war trust," tng Senator Johnson, Republican, of Call- well fornia, told the senate today that the Paris conference dared not*.amend the j league covenants so that declaration of future war would be decided, not [ by established rulers, hut by a pop-1 ular vote of the people« concerned. "It is not a league of nations to pre vent war," he asserted. "In its very creation, it has been stripped of every | idealistic purpose it ever had. It con- ; tains within itself the germs of many | war, and, worse than that, It rivets, as the Shantung decision, the chains of tyranny upon millions of people and cements for all time unjust and wicked annexations. It Is a great world econ omic trust, wherein a few men, sitting in secret, may control the economic destinies of peoples. It is not a league of people, nor does it anywhere con cern itself with peoples. "Instead of coming closer to those most concerned, the men and women for whom governments should exist, the league goes a step further from them. The representatives of ruling powers sit far away in secret If those who wrote this document really want ed to prevent war, they would have permitted the men and women who must bear the burdens of war to de j termine by their votes whether or not there should be war. "The answer 1« this is not a league to promote pea«e, but to protect pow Those who advocate It dare not amend it so that the Issue of war shall be made by the men an women who must fight and die for It," er. AUSTRIAN ( HAM ELLOK WINS RESPECT BEFORE CONFERENCE j I ST GERMAIN—The representative* | of the vanquished Austrian Dation met j the victors at Monday's ceremony In | the fifteenth century castle of 8t Ocr -1 main, to appeal for grace and just and kindly treatment. No trace of the ar- ! rogant spirit with which Count von j Brockdorrff-Rantzau, head of the Ger-| man de legation,attempted at Versailles to arraign the allied powers as jointly responsible for the war and demanded participation In the negotiations on equal terms, marked the speech of Dr. Karl Kenner, the Austrian chancellor, who replied to George* Clemenceau, the president of the conference. Brightening the Carpet. Ammonia and warm water used with a flannel doth to give a carpet a brisk . rub-over will help decidedly la .resh tng the colors. The carpet must be. well swept, shukun, or vueuum oleuned* first. . present Interests —Wendell Phillips, Real Definition of Politics. Politics is hut another 'oume for God's way of teaching the masses ethics under the responsibility of great D W. DAVIB President O. R. 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