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The Kendrick gazette. [volume] (Kendrick, Idaho) 1892-1968, January 31, 1919, Image 5

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Hand Made Harness
From Selected Stock
The Kind That Wears
Headquarters for anything to be
desired in the harness line. Use
harness oil—it pays.
Winter Laprobes in Stock
Kendrick Harness Shop
N. E. Walker, Prop.
This Happened Once
A lady called on the telephone several days ago and asked
the price of a well known brand (generally conceded the best
on the market) of shredded cocoanut. We replied that our
regular price was fifty cents per pound but on larger quanti
ties would make a little better price.
A few days later she called at the store and stated she would
take 5 pounds at the price quoted. In explanation of her in
quiry over the phone she said a grocery peddler was at her
home (in the country) at the time she phoned and among
other alleged bargains offered her by him was a good grade of
shredded cocoanut at a price of 65 cents a pound in 5 pound
lots. Now, according to the lady's unbiased opinion the cocoa
nut offered her by the grocery peddler was just as good as
ours—no better—in fact she thought his sample might have
been taken from a package of the brand we carry, and the re
markable thing about it was that his price was only fifteen
cents per pound more than our price aud he required her to
buy a quantity while she could get it from us fresh as needed.
This is but one of the remarkable exposes that comes to our
attention during a year. Verily we all are liable to get taken
in sooner or later when we deal with strangers unless we are
as wide awake as this lady was.
Friends, living among you as your home merchant does, he
should not from principle and cannot as a successful business
policy, resort to the tricks of salesmanship that a stranger
might He has not the opportunity to give you the "rush
act" and load you up with something you don't need. He can
but tell you the ungarnished truth, show vou his goods and
abide by your verdict whether he is to live or starve. But by
all that is reasonable there is no reason under the sun why a
peddler can sell you groceries, quality for quality, at less than
your local merchant. It is the peddler's business to make you
believe he can. If he succeeds your interests are injured, the
interests of your community are injured and if carried farther
the business of your home merchant, the man who lives among
you and whom you call friend, is ruined.
The Potlatch Products' Store
Household Rubber Goods
Are Guaranteed for Two Years
A printed guarantee in every box. that gives you
a two year's privilege of return or exchange at any
Rexall Store. No matter what article of the big Max
imum line you buy, should it not give full service for
the full term of two years, take it back and get your
money. No matter in what town you bought the
article. A hot water bottle, an. atomizer, an ice cap—
or anything that bears the maximum trade mark—tho
bought in Los Angeles, may be redeemed in Winni
peg, Canada; or if bought in Pensacola, may be re
deemed in Dublin, Ireland.
No guarantee like this, good anywhere, has ever
before been offered on rubber goods.
Reinforced seams, "Can't lose" stop
All rubber, with extra large tub
Maximum water bottles,
pie, in three sizes.
Maximum fountaii syringes,
ing, in 2 sizes.
Maximum ice caps. Extra strong and durable, cloth inserted.
Maximum massage bath sprays. A massage brush and bath spray
Maximum invalid rings. Also useful as automobile and chair
cushions. Very strong, 10 sizes.
Maximum face bottles. Round; "can't" lose stopple.
Maximum household gloves. Seamless. Tapering fingers.
The Red Cross Pharmacy
(Prepared by tlie United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Millions of bushels of corn could
have been saved in a marketable con
dition last fall if proper farm storages
had been available for the accommo
dation of this grain. The farmer pos
sesses no regulatory powers over the
wenther man ; he has no control over
season, but he can fortify himself
against the crop losses which often
occur as a consequence of inadequate
equipment and unserviceable shelter.
Time was. with grain dirt cheap, that
any sort of a makeshift crib or bin was
satisfactory as storage for the grain
crops. In actual dollars and cents,
many farmers reckoned they could
stand the losses of a few bushels of
grain better than they could afford the
cash outlay for the construction of de
pendable, permanent storehouses. For
tunately, the prevalent high prices of
groins are pushing the props from un
der this outworn theory. The loss of
several tons of corn or wtieat, in view
of the present market prices, mounts
into three-column figures, and it doesn't
take many such losses to make this
waste loom large as a mountain.
Crib and Granary.
The specialists of the division of ru
ral engineering of the bureau of pub
lic roads have devised a highly effi
cient and relatively inexpensive com
bination crib and granary which mer
its the careful study and Investigation
of every progressive farmer. This
storage has made a hit with practical
farmers who have subjected it to the
acid test of extensive use under a wide
range of varying conditions. It is
adapted for the average, general pur
pose, corn-belt farm. It furnishes as
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nearly ideal conditions for the drying,
curing nnd storage of grains as are
practical. It minimizes hand labor in
handling the crops, while it favors the
maximum utilization of labor-conserv
ing machines. It is free of waste
space, while it is equipped with detach
able safeguards for protection against
damaged grain in the way of ventila
tors and drying racks which enn be re
moved during seasons when they are
Prevents Spoiled Corn.
Investigations have shown that corn
which seems well matured at husking
time may contain us high as 33 per
cent moisture. If this corn is heaped
together in unventilated cribs, much
of it will rot and mold. On the other
FiJ/ing c/o or*.
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Groin spout
Front View of Granary.
hand, if this grain is properly stored
in ventilated cribs, most of the exces
sive moisture will evaporate in a few
days. In order to facilitate the proper
curing of the corn, as well as to per
mit of handling the grain in large
quantities, specially planned drying
racks are used in the combination
granary under discussion.
This crib and granary is 20 feet by
36 feet in floor dimensions with a ca
parity of 2,810 bushels of small grain
and 3.540 bushels of corn. The over
head grain bin occupies space which
otherwise would be wasted in an aver
age crib of this character. To give
the building proper height and pitch
of roof to favor the efficient use of
either a stationary or portable eleva
tor, this otherwise surplus space is nec
essary. It is occupied by the overhead
wheat bin. Present-day economical
construction necessitates the use of
high studding in wooden structures
rather than the use of long, sloping
A special feature of this corn crib
which has been devised by the ex
perts of the rural engineering division
consists of drying racks situated near
the top of the crib where the corn
can be suspended for from three to
ten days before being dumped into the
crib proper. On these rucks the ven
tilation conditions are extremely fa
vorable to the proper curing of the
corn. Furthermore, the crib is provid
ed with removable ventilators which
supplement the shelling trench in the
floor, to provide a correct system of
air drainage; this combats the ten
dency of moist, damp corn to damage
In the crib. As the corn is dumped
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Floor Plan of Granary.
from the drying racks it falls Into conl
cal piles in the crib, where, over a
wlde surface( it is exposed t0 thorough
ventilation and drying before more
corn is dumped on top of it. These
racks do not Interfere with the maxi
mum filling of the crib, as the outer
rack may be fastened back on the
rafters while the inner rack can be
raised and the space below filled.
The Shelling Trench.
The shelling trench in the floor of
the crib is another valuable labor
saver, because one man with a lnng
liandleo rake can roll the grain from
the top of the crib Into the drag as
fast ns the ordinary sheller can han
dle the grain. In this way the attend
ant is able to prevent corn slides and
jams in the drag. The bottom of this
drag is at ground level and is smooth,
so that the drag can be easily pushed
under the corn. As already stated,
this trench is used ns an inlet duct
In the ventilation system by screening
its ends to keep out rats and other ro
dents. At regular intervals tile ex
tends from the shelling trench through
the wall in order to provide for a
cross draft of air into the trench.
Any or all of these suggestions may
be incorporated into any crib of sim
ilar design. The expense of such im
provements would be repaid in one or
two seasons of damp grain. The ventila
tors which are used are readily remova
ble, while the drying racks are hinged so
that they can be drawn back out of
the way. The grain bins are easy to
Install, and they occupy what was for
merly waste space in cribs with steep
roofs and high peaks. Furthermore, a
concrete feeding floor on which corn
may be fed to hogs can be installed at
the option of the owner. Complete
working plans and bills of material for
this desirable combination granary and
crib will be furnished to any farmer in
the United States if he will direct a
request for them to the Chief, Division
of Rural Engineering, United States
Bureau of Public Roads, Washington.
D. C.
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Where an Excess Has Accumulated in
Litter Draw It Off and Let
Fowls Work It Over,
In case an excess of grain is accu- |
ululating in the litter, the best way to
readjust quickly is to draw the litter,
both coarse and fine, into one or more
piles or rows, and give no more food
until the hens have worked these over
as often as necessary to get ull the
Another thing to guard against is
the waste through feeding very small
or finely broken grains. Of the latter,
cracked corn, in particular, often con
tains much fine material which should
be sifted out and used elsewhere.
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A GOOD Player Piano
Is the greatest of all instruments for
any home. We handle the famous
Of Players
Step in---we will be glad to demon
Kendrick Furniture Co.
It takes quality to
make a real ba
says Kelly
the banker.
"This small chew of
Real Gravely gives
more real tobacco
satisfaction than a
big chew of ordinary
plug. It tastes better
and lasts longer."
Good taste, smaller
chew,longer life is what
makes Genuine Grave
ly cost less to chew than
ordinary plug.
Writ* tu : —•
Genuine Gravely
for booklet on chemin ( plug
Peyton Brand
Plug packed, in pouefv
The smothness with which we shift from a
war footing to a peace footing rests with each of
us as individuals. We must keep in mind cer
tain things.
We must remember that this huge task can
not be made without some minor labor disturb
ances; that there may be abrupt rises and de
clines in the prices of certain goods and that
there will be a slackness of production in some
lines of industry.
By keeping these things in mind as possible
natural happenings, we shall be able to discount
idle rumor. By discounting rumor, which gives
the unthinking a reason for acting, we shall nip
at the hud the principal products ot rumor panics
and various forms of industrial unrest.
Let us discount all rumor. Let us keep our
feet on the ground and think straight, and all
will be well.
A. E. Clarke, E. P. Atchison R. E. Densow
President Vice-President Acting Cashier
Capital, $15,000.00 Surolut $3000.00
United Staten Depository For Postal Savings Funds.
County and State Depository

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