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I HOW TO BUILD UP A MARKET FOR FARM PRODUCE—Page 16.
VoL XXVII. No. 48._SATURDAY, NOVEMBEt^Sft, 1912. Weekly: $1 a Year. . . -\-•--—I Give the Farm Boys and Girls a Fair Chance in Life. 1. Rhode Island—190.2 daysj / 2. Connecticut—181.2 davs. - / /T'HE GREATEST question outside the 3. Mar viand—179.8 davs.-/ 1 realm of morals, that can be asked of 4 New York_178 6 davs--- / any pe°ple today* 18 th,8: Are yOUr ' —;-:-y3‘ i / boys and girls being fitted for the fierce, keen 5' —-fo-Diaf—1780 day3, I competition of trained minds, fiercer and keener Ngjgjgraey—176-7 days. / fhan the world has ever before known, that is to 7- Wisconsin—173.0 days. / mark the industrial battle of the next fifty years? 8- / it is a question, too, to which the farmers of the 9. Iow&—168,6 days. / South cannot give a very confident answer. We 10. Washington—164.0 days. ^ . « - / have made great progress educationally in recent 11. South Dakota—163,8.days. / years, but there still remains much to be done—not § 12. Michigan—161.6 days. / only much that should be done, but much that must j 13. Massachusetts—160.7 days. / be (lone- w e simply cannot attorn to let the children 14 Kansas—160.0 days. / of the South> especially the children on Southern farm* * 77 1 ' 1 ' .. ." "./ grow up with less educational opportunities than the V a 1 1 I..- / children of other States and sections have. lt,P —f aware^—157.0 days.. ■ . — / Yet we are doing it. Every State in our territory, as 17‘ Ohio—155.0 days. / the accompanying diagram shows, has a school term of 18. .Illinois—154.8 days. / less than average length. Here is the list: Mississippi, 131 19. New Hampshire—149.7 days. / days; Louisiana, 124.1 days; Tennessee, 122 days; Texa* ft). Pennsylvania—149.4days. / 119.2 days; Alabama, 108.5 days; Arkansas, 98 days. j 21. Vermont—147.0 days. / Now, a six-months school term—120 days—should be the 22. North Dakota—143.2 days. / minimum, the very least offered any child. 23. Maine—142.5 days. / Remember, too, that these figures show the average school 1 24. Georgia—141 5 days. / term> *n every State there are towns and cities with eight- and 25 Montana 133 5 da s / ninemontks school terms, This means that there are many 2f TT. ^ ‘ .- / country children getting much less than the State average. ' ■—,1SS°Ur aFs~ .. ■ J It takes money to run schools, and many farmers feel that they | ’— yoming—136.0 days. , / already have all the taxes they can pay; but this is one place where j ! 28p Minnesota—132.5 days. / there must be no attempt at retrenchment. We can save money, if j i 29. Nevada—131.8 days. / we will, by keeping our school terms short and giving our children 30. Mississippi—131.0 days. / inefficient training; but when we do it, we are limiting their earning 31. Virginij^-msdays^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ J power for their whole lives—are dooming them to do the hard work 32. Indiana—130.3 days. J of the world and let better-trained men and women get the profits of 33. Okjahoma^^slsllays^"" _/ fke*r labors. 34. Virginia 127.5 daya. / This we cannot afford to do. It is a big task before us, but not too 35. Louisiana—124 1 davs * / big if we make UP our “Inds to it. Let inheritance and income taxes be 36 ‘Colorado—123 «Hava " / levied until the ricl1 Pay as larSe a share of taxes as they do in England; 37 " ' 7 ’ i / and then make whatever added increase in the general tax levy is needed to s ’ ■^.nnesscc~ 122-0 days-. —i / provide a full six-months school term for every country child. We must j ‘ —^pxas—119.2 days. / have it, for without it our boys and girls will not have a fair chance in life. 39- Oregon—118,7 Hava._/ __ *>• Idaho—112.5 days. 41- Kentucky—110,6 days. 42- Alabama^-108.5 days. 43- Arizona—105.0 days. 44- Florida—100,1 days. 461 Arkansas—98.0 davs. 48- New Mexico—90.1 davs. Length of School Term in the / Various States. / / FEATURES OF THIS ISSUE. I liUli A V/il LUUUi'jMiy — .ill tural School Doing Good Work. . . 21 COTTON MARKETING PROBLEMS —How Co-operative Ginning and Selling Would Help . 8 COWS AND CO-OPERATION IN DENMARK — How They Have Made the Farmers Rich. 12 EASY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING—A Symposium . 10 FIGHT THE SAN JOSE SCALE— Now is the Time to Begin. 17 ajax* x ■ rjiv \ aiiUJlU.l \ rxl\ HEED—Don’t Try to Have Them. . S THAT PURE-BRED PIG—What to Do With Him When You Get Him 14 rHE FARM FENCES—How to Build and Keep Them in Order. 7 ♦THE “LACK OF LIME" SUPERSTI TION—Southern Feeds Are Not Deficient in Lime. 3 WHERE CREAMERIES ARE NOT NEEDED—In No Locality Where 400 Cows Are Not Available. 14