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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1922.
10 Ei BAl A Fill ESSE Only Well-Kept, Contented-Cows Earn Their KeeD. NEED THE BEST OF SHELTER Design Shown Here Is An Efficient Dairy Barn of the Most Approved Construction WI!I House 40 Cows Comfortably. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will answfi? HuepMons and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building work on the farm, for the readers of this paper. On account of Jiis wide experience as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he is. without doubt, the nlphest authority on all these subjects. Address all inquiries to William A. Rad ford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, III., and only Inclose two-cent stamp for "ply. - Farmers are beginning to appre ciate the value of a real herd of milk producing cows because they are a certain source of Income all through the year. Crops may fail, owing to an early frost, insufficient rainfall, or 4 light, or many other reasons if the faner has no herd he Is deprived of all income. However with a herd of cows he can withstand the blow of a crop failure and manage to finish the year. Because of the importance of this branch of farm activity, the housing of these animals cannot be neglected. They need the best there is In the way of shelter, air and light. Only contented cows earn their feed and good barns are Important factors in securing this contentment. For that reason the dairy barn is far more Important than any other building on the farm with the exception of the home. The farmer, regardless of ex pense, generally sees to it that this building has all of the features that will aid in increasing production of the animals and incidentally Increas ing his income. The barn shown here was built with this idea in mind. It embodies the most modern equipment and is built along sound, accepted structural principles, rout timbers make up the framework S V.V. v. V. A v.;.' .o. x X l v i and support the large roof. The type of construction used Is known as "plank frame" construction now used extensively because It affords strength and does not obstruct the Interior with posts. In this barn there is an unusually large hay mow, with slid ing doors at each end. The extension of the gable of the room over this door provides a place to fasten the pulley for hoisting the hay from the wagon. The main section of the barn, how ever, is the lower floor where the ani mals are housed. The floor plan shows a very efficient arrangement with stalls for forty cows, a bull pen two rows facing in, with nine on ie side and eleven on the other. Two ctlons of twenty each provide space forty animals. There are three tter alleys over which track Is hung take care of litter carriers. They liibor saving devices have been Instru- ' mental in making the boy,s stay on the faryn. Under the old system, a herd of flairy cows meant virtual slavery, and'anaturally the boys rebelled. Things have changed with the Introduction of 'machinery and sanitary steel stanchions. In' like, manner the feed Is brought to the mangers by means of a feed carrier suspended on a track. The old back-breaking wheelbarrow method is now seen only on the backward farms of the country. The sooner the NT It -iA' r. : .v it.' . A - r 46-q - -i X ( Ml I 1G5!L0 b -4: ftiiv y U I ' 1 jiTWpyg """" "" ' ' " n. r k 1 ' farmer recognizes that lanor-avlng machinery equipment will solve this help problem, the better off he will be. Note how the feed carrier leads di rectly to the large hollow tile silo built on one side of the barn. This silo Is well-built and about 16 feet in diameter affording plenty of storage space for the green feed which has become so important within the last few years. The stanchion is an Important part of the dairy barn. As in many other Instances, the stanchion has been de veloped to a remarkable degree. Made of steel tubing, it Is so designed as to be absolutely safe and at the srme time humane. The cow can rest easily while held in place. In most barns of this type the stall . floors are cork brick because of the sanitary and resilient qualities of that material. It is very easy for the cow to stand on and the animal is less liable to con tract cold. Another feature of mod ern dairy barn equipment is the drink ing cup, a device placed in front of each stall next to the stanchion. It is within reach of the cow and pro vides water whenever the animal wants to drink. This eliminates the old practice of taking the animal out in the dead of winter to the trough where a coating of ice. had to be brok en before the cow could drink. More over it Increases the production of milk, an essential of which is plenty of water. If more farmers paid less attention to the original expense when con structing a dairy barn, and looked to the future, they would Increase their income considerably. A good barn is an excellent Investment, a poor barn will be an endless expense. CHINESE PLAY AT WARFARE Their "Battles" Might Be Likened to Those That Amuse the Idle Hours of Children. China Is the land of long queues and Instantaneous revolutions, according to Nathaniel Feffer, in the Home Sec tor. "He tolls not. the Chinese soldier, neither does he fight," the authority on modern China Fays. "He Is not ex pected to; his officers would punish him for it if he' did, for fighting im perils the officer's safety. Some of the shots not many, it is trne might reach their mark." "Fight? In July of 1917, when the nine-day monarchlal coup was at- - 1 v. av uf : XT x w .41? UiS TK ' es I 1 . W FHD-fev ilTTTTTl C l 9 dTlE1CuW STAMuHto - -i.M 1 " lit I U3rrrr)Au.t- tempted. I happened to be In Peking. The monarchist rump army held the palace; the republican army was get ting ready to storm it. The fight started. "With some other foreigners, 1 watched it from the city wall. There was some four minutes of fighting, with firing almost exclusively Into the air, when both sides suddenly ceased. Officers started out from each bel ligerent camp under flags of truce; there they protracted negotiations, and finally the monarchist army sur rendered. The republic was restored. "The next day it vvas common knowledge in Peking that Chang Hsun. commander of the monarchist army, had been paid 200,000 taels to surren der. A pure business arrangement he was outnumbered and bound to be defeated anyway. Why go to the trouble of fighting and getting killed? As It was, the casualties were among U9 foreigners on the wall. We had made the mistake of not getting In the line of fire." . The Only Difference. -" Walter Papa, the vicar was here to lunch today. Father What did he talk about Walter? . Walter Oh, he swore ahout moth er's cooking, just the same as you do, only he put his hands over his eyes. Londou Answers. AJLkii I WILMINGTON. Field Day by Masons and Stars. Great preparations are under way for the Masonic and" Eastern Star field day to be held here Sept. 4. Beginning at 10 o'clock there will be field sports, in cluding high jump, 50-yard dash, 100 yard dash, broad jump, relay race, base ball throwing contest, shot put, tug-of-war for the men, various races and con tests for the women, boys and girls, the least interesting of which probably will not he the climbing of a greased pole by the bovs. There will be a ball came in the afternoon between Wilmington and Whitingham. also a horse race for which 12 horses already have been entered. Mrs. J. W. Temple fell recently and fractured one of her ribs. Ij. A. Brown has sold a Ford touring car to Delbert ttone ot iiantax. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Griffin of New York city are visiting relatives in town. Miss Helen Buell is confined to her bed and is being attended by Dr. A. II. Wrijrht. Ralph Hicks has Rone to Williams town, Mass., to spent the remainder of the week. E. II. Tratt of North Adams. Mass., was a business visitor in town Wednes day and Thursday. The Camp Fire Girls are to hold a cake sale at iho. Universalis church Saturday forenoon. Mrs. Martin, V. Plimpton has gonei to Greenfield, Mass., to visit her daughter, Mrs. Ella Halladay. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Soper and son, Henry, of Shelburne Falls, Mass., were in town Wednesday. Francis B. Sayre, a son-in-law of ex President Wilson, was a guest at Childs Tavern Wednesday night. Mrs. Warren Batchelder's health is improving so that she is able to sit up for a short time each day. Miss Eleanor Stone of Shelburne Falls, Mass., has finished work for Mrs. Leon Mann and returned home. Mrs. Claire Walsh and Miss Lillian Smith returned to New York Saturday after spending a week in town. llichard Sumner is spending the' week with his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allard. in Whitingham. The W. C. T. U.. will hold its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Henry Jacobs Friday afternoon. Glendon Shaw, who was in Hunting ton, Mass.. at a Y. M. C A. camp for the summer, has returned home. Miss Geneva Corkins. who spent a two weeks' vacation with friends in Quincv, Mass., returned home Wednesday ni;;ht. David Wanikainen and family were in Ludlow Sunday. Harry Crawford drove a car from Brown's garage to carry them. The. Ladies' Aid societv of the Bap tist church will hold a tood ana apron sale at Mrs. Ernest Carpenter's Satur day afternoon. Charles Wheelock. O. O. Ware and his housekeeper, "Mrs. Herbert Newton, and Mrs. Smith were in Brattleboro, Wednes day afternoon. Dr. and Mrs. Lafayette Lake of Bos ton were week-end guests at Dr. Allen H. Wright's. The two men were class mates in college. Parsons Crafts underwent an opera tion for the removnl of his tonsils at Memorial hospital in Brattleboro one dav last week; '-. : Mrs. Clara Shadier, Vincent Walsh and relatives from New York citv visited at Fred Bellows's in Marlboro Sunday afternoon. Miss Edith Bartlett and Mrs. Arthur Robinson were in Brattleboro Sunday to see their niece. Ethel Shippee, who is in the Memorial hospital. Mis3 Ida Turner has been ill and un able to attend her work at Mrs. George Carpenter's. Miss Alice Mallory has been taking her place. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Davis and three children. Catherine. Philip and Robert also Miss Elsie Blanchard. motored to Bennington Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Howe and daugh ters. Yirsrinin and Marv. went to Last Dover Tuesday to visit, in the home of Mr. Howe's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wes ley Howe. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ware of .New York city are spending a few days visit ing his sisters. Mrs. Watson Carpenter and Mrs. Henry Adams, also other rela tives in town. Charles Griffin and two sons of New York, who are visiting relatives, chinned Ilavstack Tuesday and were detained at the patrolman's cabin over night on account of rain. Mr. and Mrs. Fa mum Sprajrue and daughter. Miss Blanche Sprague, and rrandson. Mewart .Jillson. came from Keadsboro to spend the week-end at Wavne Carner's. Miss Annette Jones has finished work in Parmaleo & Howe's store and is visiting relatives in Brattleboro a few days. Miss Florence Fox takes her place in the store. Mr. and Mrs. Ro1eit Chase and son. Robert, of North Adams, Mass., have moved into the tenement recently pre pared for them in the second story of Floyd Davis's house. Clvde Allard of Whitingham came Wednesday for his sister,. Mrs. Charles Sumner, and daughter, Lois, to spend a few davs with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allard. Miss Alice Hunt, who works at the Melrose hospital in West Brattleboro was an over-night guest of her aunt. Mrs. Fred Howieson. Thursday, return ing to her work Friday morning. Miss Tauline Ricker of Burlington has arrived in town preparatory to be ginning her school work. Miss Ricker will teach the Cutting school again this year and board at Leslie Adams's. Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. True have arrived in town and are occupying a tenement in the Bnwker block on North Main street. Mr. True is to be the new principal of Wilmington high school. The Wilmington Men's '"bs held a clam bake on C. W. Terrill's farm, for merly the town farm. Wednesday night. Over 100 tickets were sold and as the weather was fine there was a very en joyable time. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Shadier and Mr. and Mrs. George Bellows motored from New York city Saturday, arriving here Sunday to take Mrs. Clara Shadier and grandson, Vincent Walsh, home after spending nearly three months in town. Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Wood have an4 nounced the engagement of their daugh ter, Frances. Marie, to Merrill K. Green. Both voung people are well known here and the best wishes of their many friends attend them. Mr. Smith came trom Putney to bring Miss Harriet Alvord to visit her mother, Mrs. May Alvord, for a few days before she begins to teach in Amherst, Mass. Mrs. Houghton Smith, who has been here caring for her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Howe, during her illness, returned home with Mr. Smith. The friends of Ethel Shippee of West Dover, whose serious accident was re ported last week, will be glad to know that she is out of danger at the hospital in Brattleboro and her mother, Mrs. Flora Shippee. was. able to leave her and return home Tuesday night. A Hudson car from Williamstown, : Mass., caught fire from leaking gas around the exhaust pipe, in front of L. A. Brown s garage W ednesday nignt. Oiiifk action and the use of the chemical extinguisher prevented serious damage. The car Avas one in which James Ernest King of the Boston Evening transcript came here. Mr. and Mrs. King had din ner at the Childs' Tavern. The Christian Endeavor society of the Baptist church held a silver tea at tue home of Mrs. George Marsha tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock. Lunch was served on tne piazza mm iun, there being 27 present. Mrs. Daisy Marsha. Mrs. Blanche Haskins and Miss Marion Hill . were hostesses. All present spent a very enjoyaDie aiter noon. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carpenter. Mr. ind Mrs. Harry Cutting and Mr. and I Mrs. Fred Johnson have returned irom cnnininr trin covering a period of about a week. They went to Iroy, , Saratoga, Plattsburg, and Montreal. , Canada, on their return, crossing iaKe Champlain by ferry, which was one of the interesting features of the trip, iiie homeward trip was made on the Ver mont side of the lake. Members of the W. K. C of Shel burne. Falls, Mass., came Aug. . and were entertained at a lawn party at the home of Mrs. Leon H. Mann of Y est Main street. The party, including 22 women, three children and four men, making a total of 8."i. had long tables spread on the lawn and enjoyed a sump tuous repast. The visiting women were Mrs. Annie Mann. Mrs. Somers. Mrs. Morrissev, Mrs. James, Miss Coster, Mrs. Minnie Shaw, Mrs. -Mary Mmw, Mrs. Severance, Mrs. Goodell. Mrs. Wil son. Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. f-tone, Mrs. Averr, Mrs. Hale. .Mrs. neauieoie, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Birch, Mrs. Town- end, Mrs. Thennger, Mrs. Cardwell ana Mrs. Koch. Mr. and Mrs. IT. D. Allen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Kingsley and familv, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Covey and daughter. Mrs. Mabel Streeter. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whitman. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Griffin and friend and Ralph Medbury attended the wedding of Harold Griffin Allen and Miss Helen Kenrick m Hal- pole, N. IL, yesterday afternoon at o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Allen will make their home at the home of his father, II. D. Allen, for a time until a desirable ten ement can be found. That happiness may attend them in their new life is the wish of their many friends. STUATTON. Mrs. Thankful Johnson of North ampton, Mass., visited her cousin, Mrs. Belle Pike, recently. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tike went to North Adams, Mass., Saturday to visit Mrs. Pike's brother, George Waite, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Griswold and daughter, Ella, will return to their home in Chicago Thursday. They have spent several weeks at thein cottage, formerly the Henry Eddy house. Mrs. Henry Wellman and daughter. Miss Florence Wellman. and grand daughter, Marguerite Wellman, returned ; to their homes- in Brattleboro Puesday after spending several days in Mrs. Herman Eddy's cottage. The Stratton church has been cleaned out to be ready for the basket picnic and services which will be held there Satur day. Sept. 2. by the Stratton Mountain cbib. All are invited. It is hoped that the campers from out of town will not take the church again for a camp. The organist of one of London's best known churches is a boy of 13, who has never kid a lesson in his life. 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Mrs. Frank Lowe will be tca-her. Clarence Bush and family of Bellows Falls Iwve been visiting several days at L. W. Bush's. Mrs. Rogers and Herbert Bush of Springiield. Mass., epeit several "days at L. W. Bush's recently, cominc by auto mobile. Christopher Osgood and sister. Miss Annie Osgood of Hratth-boro, spent Inst week in Baldwin Place, N. Y., with their brother, Herman, going by automobile. George Ware and Roger, Mr. Nystrom and family. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bu.sh, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bush and Albert Austin Mid family were in Westminster Aug. 2.J, to sit tend the Farm Bureau picnic. Rosaline Wilson celebrated her fifth birthday Sunday with a party of 10 for dinner, coming from Philadelphia, Williniansett. Heiyoke and Townshend. She received numerous presents. She cut her own birthday cake, which was decorated with live candles, also a birth day cuke for one of the friends, which came on the . same day. . . - - Oliv Is Ancient Fruit. 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