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No. 1.—You Can Have the Th
Want It Enough and Wor
My dear Young Friend: Of all
the letters I receive from farm boys
there is scarcely one which does not
express a desire or wish for some
thing. It is this wanting something
which makes all try to do more and
to get more. Those of us with the
strongest desires, those of us who
care most for the things which we
have not, are those who try longest
and work hardest to get them.
The boy who wants most to play
a good game of ball is the one who
plays ball most and tries hardest to
win. The boy who wants most to
win the prize for the best acre of
corn In his county Is likely to study
most and work hardest to raise the
best corn. The boy who wants most
to lead his class at school Is the boy
who studies most and gives the most
attention to his lessons.
• • •
The thlnn ahont homo whloh vnn
want very much you go and get your
self. Those things you care less for
you may ask some one to bring to
you. Just in proportion as you want
a thing are you willing to work for
You remember you have perhaps
wanted a thing before now that
proved a little hard to get and you
readily gave it up. You didn’t want
that very much. Then there was
something else that you have wanted
so much you Just wouldn’t give it
up. This thing you probably got.
If the desire was a reasonable or just
one. -Jf-you- want a pig, a pony or
a gun, you can and will get it, if you
want it enough. How much must
you want it? Just enough to earn
the money to buy it, or to do that
which is necessary to get it.
These things which you have wish
ed for in your letters to me you can
get, but to get them you must want
them enough to get them for your
self. If you want much, if you want
big things, you must be willing to
work much, to do big things.
• • •
If a boy wants to grow 100 bush
els of corn on an acre of land enough
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liberal application of stable manure,
by the plowing under of cowpeas or
some other legume crops, and by
deep and thorough plowing; if he
wants to grow 100 bushels of corn
on an acre enough to learn how to
procure the best seed corn and how
to plant, fertilise, and cultivate
the crop, and then after learning how
It is done Is willing to do, and does
do the work, be will succeed. If
not this year, some year soon.
• • •
But, you ask,"how am I to learn
this?” There are Just three ways In
which to learn it. and all three must
be used. First, you must study well
the methods followed by those who
have made a hundred bushels of
corn on an acre. Second, you
must obtain all the bulletins and
other literature you can on corn
growing, from your 8tate Experiment
Station and the United States De
partment of Agriculture and study
them well; and, third, you must try,
and try hard, yourself, to actually
grow 100 bushels of corn on an acre.
Do these three things and do them
with all your might, and you will
succeed. If you don’t do these
things, you may succeed, but the
chances are you will not
• • •
A lot of boys have told me they
wanted to raise good live stock. How
much do you want to do this thing?
If you want to raise good live stock
log You Want—if You Only
t for It in the Right Way.
enough to study the breeds, types
and grades of live stock so that you
can judge animals intelligently; if
you want to grow live stock enough
to grow the feed for them and to
study how to feed and care for them,
if you want to grow live stock enough
to study all these things hard, out
of books, and are then willing to do
the work necessary, you will raise
good live stock; but unless you are
willing to first learn how to do It,
and then are willing to care and feed
this live stock 365 days out of every
y®»r, you will not succeed. The
price of success is first, hard study,
and then more hard work.
• • •
T Aim ^ollerVlAil IV a I _ m
my young friends have said they
wanted an education. We are glad
of this because we know that an edu
j cation pays. It pays In a happier
and better life and It pays In dollars
and cents. Everyone of you who
, wants It can get an education; hut if
! you get It by your own exertions; If
i you earn the money necessary to go
i to school, you must want an educa
tion very, very much. You can get
| It and It will pay, but you must pay
' the price for it. If you want It
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w- - --^ »«u wum
out from work; If you want It enough
to give up much play time and pleas
ure to hard study; If you want It
enough to work hard to earn money
and then glre it up for books, board
and to pay teachers; If you want
It enough to struggle and work hard
for a few years, you can get an
education; but you can get It In no
other way.
Before we get through with these
letters we are going to take up these
desires as expressed by our young
friends, and tell them fully how
>thers have obtained them and how
they may do so If they want to hard
8Incerely, your friend,
Get the Royal Pea Huller

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bo-b*t T. R. BARBER. Araot. Mia
The Cole ^Planter
i Makes Bigger Crops
Because It mixes the guano with the soil close under the seed so
that the cotton is nourished from the time It sprouts aad grown off
strong and thrifty. A farmer says: “loo pound* of gnano applied
with the Oole Planter Is equal to 800 pound* put out In the ■—»>
way.** The Cole Plaster Increases the yelld s bale or more to each
one-horse crop.
On* man aad on* bora* at oa* trip prepares tb* ***d-b*d. pat*
la tb* guaao, oprai again. drop* asd covers tbs ss*d. all la last tb*
right way for *tth*r Cora. CoUoa. Pans, Sorghum. Peanut*. etc. Tb*
Col* Plantar bits lb* world la geltlog a qulrfc. even wad It
pata on* s**d aftar another la a straight 11a*. thick or tbla, so
that It eaves seed, com less to thin, and leas to rsltlfais. Mr
Hsarn, of Georgia, writes **! woe Id not miss pleating ay crop
with a Cole Plea ter tor §900.00.” j
It mesas money to yon. write st onoe tor free catalogs* aad safe
and easy way to order by mall; also name of more hast la yonr
county who sells and guarantees Cole Planters.
The Cole Manufacturing Company,
Box 400,.Charlotte, N. C
wnen wriunp aovertlsera, pleaae mention this paper.
“It it Worth It* Weight in Gold”
r. m. ta*n.
It Saves
It Saves

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