THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES
SATURDAY AFTKIINOOX, N( 1:MIU:r S. 1 911
A GRICULTURE STOCK-RAISING
ISSUE ORDER TO
Say Certain Species Are Seri
ously Injurious to Agricul
WASHINGTON. r. C. Nov. 7.
Th- .v'Cr-t;i ry r agriculture ha ii-vH-.l
;m orMrr, i rrr. ittintr tho shoot
ing -r trapping or k re has. loon
L'liIT r r , I trrtii; tit prL'iin.t r rmil ri'f. I .
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tain spe.;,s of tho heron family, in-.
rl-jdinic the bittern, re.it blue heron,
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1. lark-crowned niKht heron by own-
-r superintendents and bona fide
employes of public or private fi.-da
halcherie.i throughout the United
S-'tates and Alaska where ttiee birds
rc Injurious to and destructive of
!hes at the hatcheries.
All of the above-nalned birds ar
fr'iven protection under the Migra
tory Iiird Treaty act, approved by
the .resident July 2, IMS, but the
.secretary of airirulture may per
mit them to be killed when upon in
vestigation, thv ari found to be
.seriously injurious to agricultural or frr thf. f;tirwav ,,tl t anfl Cana.
other interns. Affr thorough In- ,., uyv Mu,r f(jr
xcstLations at a number of tlit raI lawn txnans am, faIrwaya of
hatcheries in xarious sections of thcfg0j roijrv.rs
country, 11 was conciuu:;u uhi pro- 1
teeuon again.t these birds was ne
e--ary ior me r-reher a won 01 me
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fishes at the. hatcheries.
(nlcr Is Definite.
The order is "ery definite and
Provides that every bird killed or
trapped pursuant to the permission
contained therein and every part ef
Mich bird, including the plumtnage
and feather, shall he totally de
stroyed as promptly as possible, and
.hall not be possessed, transported,
fr shipped in any manner outside of
the grounds and wateru of the
hatchery where killed or trapped,
except for the purpose of destruc
tion, provided that such birds or
parts thereof may be shipped or
1 ranported k a -ift to public mu
heums and public scientific anI edu-
at.onal institutions. Provision iJ
made that all packages containing
sioeh birds or parts thereof yo ship
ped or transported shall be clearly
marked, so that the name and ad-lre--s
of the shipper and the nature
of the contents may be readily as-
rtained on an inspection of the
NEWS FROM HERE
AND THERE IN INDIANA
Investigations math by K. M. CJil
:!. Marion county ntrricultural
:rt,'nt. have rdiown that Hessian tly
1m attacked wheat sown before the
!:v:... da;p for that sectiOn of the
f ' ale.
The week f ict. 1.",-1R was o-b-rfl
in Pavicss county as Seed
i'"rn w k. Kat h school student in
the county who is taking agriculture
w.:s requind to select cars of
s .itab!c seed corn and store it prej
r'.v as "part of the agricultural
oure. This plan n.i-s workeii by
lli' count azent and supcrintcn
tU nt of schools.
fr.ur of orchard, m Marion
crninty recently 0i'H''ed that those
vliirh have been fertilized and prop-
r! cared for produced a good crop
t f n uit in spite of the April frost.
Farmers in two townships in Mi
ptr.i county will cocpi rati- in buy.
inc limestone crushers
1 i nvy-tone, outcnq'Pin c4
ae bcn found In several districts
tn er the county.
Farmers in Floyd county who
v. ere prevented from sow ing the ir
vheat between "set. Ö and lö. the
J'y-free period for that section of
he täte, cintinued to sow wheat
vr.tü Nv. 1.
Beekeeper? of Fountain county
c-rgapized a county association for
the purpose of combatting American
foul breed, a ontagious disease
v hich has wrought h ivoc in many 1
i.pairles throughout the state.
The Orange Count Farmers' as-
ftM-i.ition ha" appointed stamlin?
committee for the ear on pubicity,
l..arketin.r. good ruad, home even
r raic. eed improv mnt. livestock
p. tut diirir.g. Thc committees co-
r-peratinfT with the county absent, w
w ork our derlnite plans to be fed
lowed in all the lines.
HESSIAN FLY NEARLY
RUINS EARLY WHEAT
va- standing i:p nicely, permitting
easy sow ins:, ina:;y St. Jo.rph eoun - j
t v farmers sow ed thei- v. heat d 1
arly thai it w a 1
the Hessian f'.
P.v d-imaed bv
Norrie t,t!d sow n I
im. 1 were it.-I
;!most as lal"
cleil piore e
'.e infection a.i ;i.
1 eon .own o er.
me. r.ris ;i.svi.
I'ltted by a sp (; t'.i: : thorough,
' mlnat lorn. Farmers Trust
I'.'.'.j. Hours . to 11, : to T. and
,T W 7auc-s.
How to Make o.
A 500 Pound Tractor
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Hurt I i i fc
"The velvet lawns of England are
the Hriton'M pride, but Americans
in list, r -member if we vnuM have
'swell lawns that our foreign cousins
fverai nun. ireu years tne start
f us ani, k takM Urm. (f mak a
real lawn. Anv rrm.mls keor.er wm
,thout unremittinK labor, and intel -
I therefore if one man can do the
work of two we will have more and
"The best turf grasses, according
to IMper iSL- Oakley, are the Creeping
Bent, which is a very tine prr;ss for
putting preens in the north, although
the Velvet Bent is sometimes pre
ferred. The Rhode Island Bent is
slightly coarser and darker, and Med
Fesfjuf. is sometimes ;i favorite.
"The Kentucky blue grass if kept
closely cropped is som-times used
I for irreens. but if !m mnn tniiiKio
not be cut too short
jand therefore must, in the growing
ons ... ..... ,nr fr,.,,,,.,,,.!,.
ays Air. John I . IVters. a Chicago
tractor expert. "It has been the study
of engineers to devise some way to
mow a lawn rapidly and inexpensive
ly. In spring and fall when the
ground is wet and soggy the horse
mowers cannot well be used because
the imprint of the horses' feet le-.ivcs
the round hummock-. IT you have
SELECT SEED AT
Purdue Extension Depart
ment Advises Securing
Now that it is tco late lor farmers
to advantageously select their seed
corn in the best way from the stand
ing stalk specialists in the soils and
C rops Oivision of the Purdue Exten
sion department are advising that
the net best thing be done which is
to select bet ears at husking time.
The ear which is selected should
be one that is well matured as well
as of good size. The stulk hold
ing the ear should be strong and
healthy, with evidence of goodleaf
and root development. The ear
should be carried at a conveni
ent height on the- stalk. The shank
should not Im broken and should be
held securely. A broken shank is
ordinarily a sign ot disease and
should b" carefully guarded against.
Kxtreme droughts in some sec
tions of the statt- during the past
season have, to a certain degree,
dwarfed the ear. Past experiences
at Purdue have shown that where a
good type of corn was dwarfed by a
elry season, se ed select! d from it
preuluced the original good type if
corn the following year, if conditions
Platv of Stera2i
The- pla;-e u-ed for seed corn stor
age varies with the local conditions.
but for the average,
crib with a garret
a double corn
fix d over the
driveway is an idea place for stor- j
A free circulation of the air ,
i ordinarily present under the se '
conditions and a through drying of
the ears is soon brought about. The
attic of the home or the granary
are other places that may he used
for the storage of seel corn, but
care should be exercised in the use
of the.e places to see that proper
ventilation is provided.
Most any method of dryint: the '
corn is practical where it is stored i
in a elry place and has a free cir- j
cul.ttion of air at ordinary tempera-j
turc. Probably one o. the most j
practical methods is laying the ears 1
on two pieces of binder twine, cross-- j
ing the 1 unl each time after laying
. r- .'
one ear in juace. 1 ne- ears snoum
tu i t vii1i frt & 1 nnthiT :i Titl thr hn t f.
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Tor; to ears may be placed
on each string.
I'.m. ef Hacks.
Wire racks with both horizontal
ami vertical stiands. thus putting
ut that ce rnieacii ear into a sort of pigeonhole.
ire practical tiid may be purchased
n asnrb::ic pric e. Driving" ypiKe
at an angle through a. board
placing the e-ar over the spikes,
hi-tt tirst. hr.s proven a very etticient
n.eihod. Ketainlng the buck on the-
r . i f t r it is draw n back and har.g-
irt,- the t-nr frot-i the rafter ha?
KUe:i goeel i Mill?.
Aftrr the torn has been throuch-
ly dried, the low temperatures illj
nt injure it. but precaution against j
Better Than Horses.
M1 t '
ever noticed a bop you will realize
what the trampincr of cattle has done
in swamp mud.
"This is true of the surface of our
j lawns in parks. cemeteries.
iPfl.,rv1 flr,i nnb1if crnunds. and it is
j alm'st imposiiblo without the use of
h. m-i.r -hh i n much ex-
. t. . 1.' .. .1.. 1 k
and level The ordinary tractor .oauay lanmi wn ira..6Fu.
too heavv for the work and hence, Unless the available open-top cars.
j many of which normally lie idle in
not economical. i ; . a . , iv
The superintendent of the park f "inter, are utilized in that
board of Minneapolis has made sl , nlack soyon the work which can bo
test with a sma
tractor equipped with three ::u-inch
mowers and a team equipped with
mowers of similar width. The results
were that the tractor cut in 3 ai
hoars what it took the team si
hours to cut. He estimates that the
horse outfit cost him i a day of
eight hours while the tractor cost
for the same time M.r.5. He says also
that he can work his tractor 1ö
hours a day if he chooses, and be
sides the expense of maintaining the
horses is just about as great each
day they are not working, while the
expense of the tractor stops.
"If one skillful man could be so
equipped with powr mowers, h?
could take entire charge of a golf
course and keep the fairway in prime
"It is hardly fair to penalize ama
teur players by having long grass in
which they lose their balls. I play
for no cups and b.se more balls than
anybody. Tret's cut the grasd and
keep it cut.
Wet Weather Delays Late
Work on Some Indiana
Practically all wheat to he sowed
in Indiana this year now is in the
ground, later sewing being aban
doned because of the wet weather,
accortling to the cooperative crep
reporting service, a union ef state
1 and federal oflice-s, whose bulletin
eevering crop conditions for tho
wet'k eneling Saturday follows:
"Farm work in Indiana has been
at a standstill practically all week
in the southern part of Ihe state
on acceiunt of heavy rains and Moods
and in the north part but little
work was accomplished. In some
of the southern crmnties much dam
age was done by flood
in the lower Wabash
"Corn husking progressed very
slowly on account of the wet
weather. Yields continued to run
about as forecasted in previous re
ports with the best returns from
the eastern part of the state. The
entire crop was matured this year
with practically ne frost 1 a mage.
"Wheat set eling that was not om
pleted last week in some of the
southern counties will now be aban
doned because of the lateness of
the season and the wet condition of
the soil. Reports of Hessian tly in
the early sown wheat are tVcominir
quite general, although the general
appearance of thrt crop is excellent,
live Mnks Irogres.
Hye is making" good growth and
looks c client. The acreage seems
to be somewhat larger this year than
"Su.rar beets are being hareste-.l
where soil cemditions will permit
with yields running above the av
erage. The quality is excellent.
'The truck crop larve;t is now
"The sweet potato crop is fair to
' excellent in quality and yield v.hil
the white potatoes are the reverse
; w ith the harvest progressing very,
( "Young clover and other grasses
sown this year are in excellent con- t
; dition and have .1 very favorable
i start to go inte the winter. The
I clover seed yield was the most dis
j Pting "vera! years
ioiacce is curing nicely and a
little has already been seld at ex
tremely high prices. Markets gen
erally will open about Dec. 1Z.
"The Ir.diana apple show opened
Nov. 4, with one of the best
display in recent years notwith-
standing the state produced one of
1 its smallest crops.
"Keccnt rains and warn weather
I have put pastures In excellent con
dition and they arc now supplying ti
sumcient quantity c-f feed."
St- Joseph Valley Chapter of Am
erican Association of Engineers will
have a meeting Tuesday. Nov. 11,
7:30 p. m.. room -jl9 Main Hldg.. at
Notre Dame. Mr. J. N. Toyne will
W the speaker for the evening.
Ju LU ab iLuUnL
Nearly Billion and a Half
Available For Hard Sur
WASHINGTON'. D. C. Nov. 7.
"While the expenditure during 1019
for hard-surface highways, accord
ing to estimates of the bureau of
public roads of the United States de
partment of agriculture, will set a
new record with a total of $ 1 38.000-.-J00,
this tisure is s-mall in comparl-
' son with the computed available to
tal ror i?:'o or 50:5.5. ouu.uul', tne
' P-ndlr.p of which promises to be
! dependent chiefly on the quantity of
1 materials and the present limited
materials and the present
ooiie aiii neces.vauiy oe tuiuii: im
lack of materials. Th total for l'j2o
is more than four times the amount
that has been expended eluring any
previous year for like purposes.
Therefore there must bo a tremenel
ous Increase not only in the material
supplies and shipping facilities but
.also in the labor supply, and an en
largement of contractors' organiza
tions. Should Ship Karly.
First of all, according 'to Thomas
II. MacDonald, chief of the bureau
of public roads, the attention of all
state, county, anj .city road-building
interests shoulel be directed to
ward overcoming this car shortage.
To this enel It is recommended that
the shipping of materials begin ear
lier than usual. The lirst step in
accomplishing, this Mr. MacDonald
points out.Ws to place uneler con
tract during December and January
as great a mileage of roads as pos
sible. It has been customary to wait un
til contractors' organizations were
ready to begin work before starting
the shipment of material. Under
these, conditions many thousands of
open-top cars lie idle duri g the lat
ter part of Fe-bruary, all ef March
and the earlier part of April. Dur
ing Hie past spring the number of
cpen-top cars that were idle totaled
This, of course, was partly un
avoidable owing to the late date at
which work got under way, follow
ing the signing of the armistice. liy
awarding contracts as early as pos
sible, e.-ontracters will be able to as
certain their material requirements
at different points, and so will be in
position to place orelers dependent
on rail transportation a considerable
time in advance.
While the placing of material in
storage, which may result from such
a course, involves some expense, it
will be small compared te the4 loss
that will result if contractors arc
not in a position to go ahead with
the work because of lack of ma
terials. In view of the experience of
191? and the greatly increased pro
gram for next year, it seems prob
able, according to the bureau of pub
lic roads, that contracts which are
not awarded eluring the winter
months will have little opportunity
for being supplied with materials
which require rail transportation.
UHtUKS HUÜ UnULfcnA
Through the team work of Miami
county farmers, hog cholera, which
appeared in several localities hr.
been stamped out on the farm
j where it started. The outbreaks
cholera were reported to the county
agent and he. with the locsl govern
ment veterinarian, visited the places,
quarantined the farms, and this
work, coupled with vaccination and
cleaning up of the premises stopped
the chedera almost before it was
hkssi.w i'lv ppi:.ns.
Hessian Fly has made its appear
ance on a large number of Miami
county farms because of the wheat
being sown too early. County Agent
H. K. Ackerson reports. Considera
ble damage has been done as a re
sult of the early sowinc of th'
rD Cnb Math FW i complete err-
iv cakin nticn zzd i3 backed by ynrs ci
iatisfactory results the country over. Red
Comb Mash Feed brings increased egg yield
ct fctr viI jp to you beciusc i: nukes niTural
layer of your flock. Heavy feed Uxi-f farce
tha ess weaken the ben ar.d ia roost instacce
stmt her future eti-croc' udr.c poorer. Feed
ihm Mash Feed with Rd Cmi SrmtcK F4
tot rreatest results. Ntasuitctured by lUld
t Edwards Co.. Chicago. For sale by
I. C. IIAKKITTT, Flour A feed
306 N. .Mich. .St., Cer. LaSallc
WEEKLY GENERAL CROP
California: Seeding of winter
grain, especially in the interior val
leys and in the southern section, is
being delayed by lack of moisture
Colorado: Conditions favorable
for farm work such as harvesting,
but tynii is too dry for plowing and
the seeding of Fmall grains. Thresh
ing still making about normal prog
ress. Pelaware: Nearly ill grain seed
ed and much of it up and in good
Georgia: All growing crops have
deteriorated elue to lack of mois
ture, except in a belt across the
northern part of the state.
Iowa: General conditions favora
ble for farm work.
Louisiana: Fields are in fine con
dition for fall plowing and seeding,
and plowing is making good prog
ress where labor is adequate.
Michigan: Conditions favorable
for fall sown crops.
Minnesota: Fall plowing has been
making good progress. All farm
work stopped the last part of the
week by snow.
North Dakota: All crop thresh
ed. Plowing held up temporarily
by four to six inches of snow, but
snow moisture will greatly improve
plowing conditions with the proba
ble return of mild weather in a few
New Jersey: Farm operations
delayed somewhat by unsettled
weather conditions. Newly seeded
grains benefited by the recent
Mexico: Harvesting and fall
plowing progressing rapidly.
Nevada: No changes in condi
tion the past week.
Pennsylvania: Farm operations
somewhat delayed by unsettled
weather. Newly seeded winter
grains are growing nicely.
South Dakota: Fall plowing is
Tennessee: Very little farm work
being done due to the past two
weeks of continued rains.
Texas: All crops damaged, es
pecially in the lowlands, where
some were washed completely away
by the heavy rains. The irrigated
Pecos section ejf western Texas is
producing fine crops this year, and
in greater variety, long staple cot
ton, alfalfa, grain sorghums and a
Bellevue Manure Spreaders are not made of wood.
See one now. You will want it.
It only takes a few moments to attach them
when you know how. No jack required.
Study the directions. Practice makes
perfect. No danger of injury to tires.
THE careful driver regularly gives his car "the once over" every few days before he
takes it out of the garage. He gives a turn or two to the grease cups tests out
the brakes, sees that there is a sufficient supply of oil, water and gasoline and that
the batteries are in good condition, etc By so doing he is assured, barring accidents,
that he will have no trouble on the road. But
HOW few there are that pay the slightest attention
to the proper method of attaching Weed Tire Chains
Rain comes on, the road and pavements sud
denly become slippery and treacherous the
car slips or skids the Weed Chains, carried in
nearly every tool box, arc hauled out and a
hundred to one the driver has only a hazy idea
how to attach them. He fumbles around, gets
hot under the collar and falsely accuses them
of being a nuisance.
Women drivers are very numerous nowadays.
They are driving out into the country over all
sorts of roads they surely need protection
against the dangerous skid. How many of
them know how to put on Weed Chains?
Have you ever instructed your wife, your sister
or your daughter.
The directions for attaching Weed Chains
are simple yet most important. Avoid
j little broom corn being the. most im
I nnrtant one
Utah: Conditions were generally
favorable for tall work.
Virginia: Harvesting. seedinc
and husking interrupted by rain
which gTeatly benefited gmwing
crops, however. Being unable to
work on farms, tobacco growers
rushed crop to markets.
PREVENT INJURY TO
TREES IS WARNING!
Owners of orchards, especially
young ones .should be on the look
out for mice at this season and do
everything possible to prevent the
damage" that is done each year by
this terlous pest of young trees, is
the warning that is being issued by
the Horticultural Division of the De
partment of Agricultural Fxtension.
Purdue university. According to C.
L. Hurkholder of this department,
the mice are infesting the orchards
earlier this year than usual and the
greatest damage done seems to be j
to those three located in clover or j
those that have been mulched w ith
straw, clover or alfalfa. 1
A protection for the trees may be !
provide J by placing ordinary door I
t screen or galvanized wire mesh '
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laoout tne nasc. isuaiiy. however, it'
is emly necessary to remove the J
weeds, grass or mulch around the
body of the tree and the mice will j
leave the vicinity. If this is done, j
each tree should haw about five I
or six j hovels full of dirt mounded j
around its base. Thjs simple rem
edy will not only keep away the
mice, but will alse strengthen the
tree's resistance to the high
of fall and winter.
COUNTY SWINE BREEDERS
SEE NECESSITY OF FEED
The fctarke County Swine Breed
ers' association recently helel its
first annual hog sale, disposing of
49 head to men In that and sur
rounelini? counties, one sow selling
for $17(i, the top price of the sale.
The sab? showed the value of get
ting better hogs distributed
throughout the county and also
that if suitable prices are to be ob
taineel for pure-breds they must be
properly grown, must have plenty
of length and size, .necessitating J
proper feeeling. The breeders who;
had animals consigned are planning
to overcome these points and next
year they expect a bigger sale than
J; i flu
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Blankets and Comforters
To the hundreds of thrifty housewives who know
what splendid economies are to be found in our
blanket section. ' Large purchases made months
ahead in anticipation of the rising prices make pos
sible savings that make it wise to supply your needs
for the winter at this time.
.1 S m
Gray Cotton Blankets,
size 45x72, with pink and
blue borders. Special $1.95
Cotton Blankets, size 64
x80, in gray, tan and white
with pink and l lue bordeis.
Specially priced $2.50
Cotton Blankets, gray,
tan and white with blue,
pink and tan borders, size
68x80. Specially priced
Nashua Woolnap Blan
kets, fine heavy quality, in
gray, blue, pink and tan
plaids, size 64x76. Spe
cially priced $4.75
Nashua Woolnap Blan
kets, in colored plaids,
size 66x80. Specially priced
Wool Blankets in a va
riety of dainty plaids, size
66x80 at $9.00; 68x80
Blankets, size 66x80, in
plain gray with pink and
blue borders and pretty
plaids with overcast edge.
Specially priced ....$3.95
USE NEWS-TlfiiES WANT ADS
Iii i ii id , " n . i I- w-iJ ,r- r"- r- i w - m r- r,
annoyances on the road learn how easy it is to
put them on correctly practice in the garage
and give the women instruction. It will
amply repay you in security, satisfaction and
Printed instructions for attaching
Weed Chains are packed in every
bag If you desire a copy write
us and we will gladly mail it to you.
Weed Chains are also made to meet the
demand for an efficient traction and anti-skid
device for trucks equipped with single and
dual solid tires or with the very large pneu
matic tires. They are so constructed that
they satisfactorily meet the requirements of
heavy truck service in mud, sand or snow.
Extra heavy "Swans
down" Blankets, size 72j;
80, with bound edges, in
gray with pink and blue
borders. Specially priced
Extra heavy "Swar.?
down" blankets, in dainty
blue, gray, pink, lavender
and gold plaid. Specially
Extra heavy "Swans
down" Blankets, size 74x80,
with bound edges in blue,
tan, lavender, gray and pink
plaids. Specially priced
Comforters filled with
white carded cotton felt,
guaranteed sanitary and
th oroughly clean, in variety
of patterns and colors. Size
72x76. Specially priced
Size 72x84, specially
priced at $2.95
Good heavy quality
Comfoiters filled with san
itary cotton, and silkoline
covering. Specially priced
at $4.49, $4.75, $5.00,
$5.95 and $6.50
--r. AVI .'V : '.., y ' -
V Observe these three
Lay chains otr wheel
with hooks toward rear,
and tuck the lack ender
front part of wheel.
Start car forward jmt
enoujh run orer slack
Hook chains as tightly
is possible by hand.
Do Sot Arxkor
freizinir should be taken throughout
the winter for far that all the
moisture has not lft thm ear.
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