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The People’s Institutions
Agricultural colleges and ex periment stations have been of ifreat benefit to the South in re cent years, but they have not been of as much benefit as thev should have been. Those who arc not directly connected with these institutions and who arc helping to pay for their support could have made them more belpfui to the public by co-op. crating with the institutions anti by asking them more frvjiient ly for help. Progress m these days is too rapid for an\ man to keep up with the procession who does not keep in touch with those factors that are largely in fluential in promoting progress. He who tries to travel alone will sooner or later lind that he is lagging behind. How can those not vonnected with these institutions derive more help from them.' Kv keep mg informed concern ng what the institutions arc doing, by asking them for advice on prac tical questions. They are sup ported by the public, are re sponsible to the public, and there can be no doubt that the, earnestly desire t<» serve the public; but the v cannot hr ex pected to come intocxrry man’s home and tell him what n do and what not to do. if he does not first show a desire for sui b information. Some one is going to grow frigid with the thought that this would involve the prat tical man m book farming. farming should Stare no one w ho has th« intelligence to apply it to knal conditions. A farmer who would read how a certain i rop was planted and cultivated on sandy land and would traightwav at tempt to apply the >*.itne method toraising a t rop * n clay land would naturally meet with poor results. But the fault cannot be placed against tx>ok iarmmg. but against the man who did not t.»k the care to adapt the method mentioned to local conditions. It has not been many years since the Colorado beetle, or po tato bug. as it is variously knmvn made its appearance in Missis sippi. Potato growers did not know bow to combat the pest, and in some cases huIfered severe losses. When the Kxperiment Station published a bulletin on that subject, it was dealing with hook farming, it any station e ver * *—* . j m did; because it dealt with a sub jeet on which the farmers lacked both experience and information. That same information today would not be regarded as book farming, but as horse sense. Potato growers now under stand how the proper use ot Pans green will keep the Colora do beetle in check. Thousand* of tar mers in this territory have experienced it. No, it is n n book farming now. It is prat tlca! farming. W hat. then, is the different e between book farming anti prat ■ in a! farming ' Just a few years Kook farming is what Home one oKc has learned. Practical farm ing is what you have learned W In n you learn what some oni else brsi learned, you change *M>ok farming into practical farming, according to the view held by •» considerable num ber. The fact remains that if book farming is not intelligently used, it will not get gcod results. Neither will any implement or tool get good results if it is not intelligently used. There are various grades in all th.ngs. SoJlf grades arc good, some art better, and some arc worse. This rule applies to book farm ing. but tlicr; is less poor bts»k farming than j»oor so-called prac tical farming. If thm were not true no agri cultural paper could be publish ed, and it is a well rccogni cd fact that where agricultural pa pern are the in <m t thriving the farmers arc the most thriving, i o<operation with the agi ic ultur al colleges and experiment sta turns means not only progress m many «asc*it also means di reel fmutU lal profit to thirsc win . d-upei ate with these institutions To see how true this is, let u take one example. A nursery man might be expected to gel less direct benefit by such co operation than the average farmer. He might be supposed to mderstand his work more thoroughly than the lommon farmer Hut progress in horti culture is as rapid as it is m any inie. and it is not'unlikely that one w ho is giving all nis time t< hortn ulturc or all his tunc to plant diseases or insect pests will know ol some recently dis covered way out of serious tumble for the nurseryman. It might also happen that it the I \ _ ' * horticulturist had the catalogues put out bv .t nurscrv or knew what varifties of trees and plants a given nursery had for sab-, the horticulturist in an swering the questions put by some prospective buyer could turn business to that nursery, to the benefit of ail persons in terested. < Kher examples could tie given ol the benefit of co-operation; l»ut if the foregoing docs not show the value of co-operation with those institutions, perhaps other examples would be no more efIev 11 ve. The editor nt .my agricultural paper ought to be willing to give whatever information he can to the readers of his publication. That is what his paper is pub lished for. The editor of the Southern 1 arm tia/ette does not want to shirk his duty to sub scribers. He welcomes their questions. They keep him in touch with the needs of his ter ritory. Hut agricultural col leges an»l experiment stations occupy .» different field from that of an agricultural paper, and can be of great aul to the prac tical farmer if the latter will only ask lor help. Kvery reader of the ‘id otte ought to receive regularly the bulletins publish ed S, the experiment stations of h.s state, Hy requesting it of the station on a postal cai d. any cits on of a state can receive the bulletin* tree of charge regu . Sariy. Watch the Next Issue The next issue of the . e'.t< will have Mural extiaita from the address ol Pres. J. t\ H.trtlv, Mississippi A. A M. College. .»s pres.dent of the A mrrii .in Assih latton ol Farm ers Institute Workers, at the tenth annual meeting of the or;Min at ion in Washington. Pi rss.ng duties prevented him from leaving the College, and Pioi. Lloyd went to represent him. His address is a strong . plea lor the nationalizing of larmers' institutes. lie pres ented f.u ts that will make men think. 11 is u ordsshow fori ibly what good results when farm methods are even slightly im proved. Watch lor the next issue, the one that will have the e.xtrai ts from his address. I--J % | Breeder’s Cards. I'ruler this heading. ads will he in j sorted for 35 cents a word for «>ne year: 20 cents a word for mx months: la cents a word for three months Name, 1 numbers and initials count as words, j No advertisement accepted for less than One Dollar. Count the words carefully ami Send Cash with the Ad. _ Salad in Collie Kennel registered Scotch collie* fur sale at all times. K I*. I.'ac. Newton. Miss Immune Polled Durham and Short Horn cattle for sale. K. L. Scale, D*v i ingslon, Ala. Thoroughbred pointer P«P» *°r s,u I at $5 each or fM per pair. Dwight Smythc, I s • ike, Mi's. I or sale or exchange for milk cat tle. 1H head tine Black Aberdeen Polls. ■ F. L. "’right, Horn Lake. Miss. Rhode Island Reds, 8. Wyandotte*. Hatred Plymouth Kock*. 100 young stock now on my yard for sale. H rit< for price*. Some Hue show, birds Kgg* I1..MI |>cr Sitting of 15. (Mis.) Chas. A. Kicc. Route 1. Middleton. «.a. For sale registered Short Horn l>ut h.nn Hull. H l». Watson. Durant. Miss. One 'ery fine full bl<»«l Hereford male calf six months old for sale. $.'•0.00 W. .1. Dailey, Collierville, j Tenn . K. I D. No 3. Southern fertile eggs. W hite Wyan | dottes. W. Kooks, Broun Leghorns. sittings, f2; three sittings, $.'<. 100eggs ' $10. Fair hatch guaranteed Win ners in h'e states. Circular free. Itrucc Bros.. Crescent. La. ' Registered Ked Poll calves ••( vbo;- • breeding f'<o .1. T. Young. Shop spring. Tenn. For sale. Several Langshan v<sk erels ivggs in season. Orders ts»>k Ci! now Finest winter laying breed known Write for prices. Wright Smith, Memphis. Tenn FAMILY 0RIVIM6 MARE L,eiiiie and reliable family driv ks ^ mg mare. . years old, and n-moiith eolt for sale. As i iit'K Mosm.omi ky, Markville. Miss. FOR SALE QUICK lor want of loom 1 will sell i 11 K A I * Hurl* li-r*r\ l’iys i« v*»*«-ijs • •Id, l.S White 11 a hints A weeks to 1 year old. Addicss 11 It Kkannan. lt>.\ -.’S, A tie i (teen. M.ss. C H CURD 4 CO Real Instate Promoters, ANIi iMVIli.KASr Al.l MV for Fflsv-o h’. 11. City l’ro|H*rty. Factor\ Sites and Farm Lands HOLLY SPKIXOS. MIS^. CULPEPPER’S COTTON. « m |h*|»|ht s Improved Hiy Holt Proliti< isttie best cotton yrown. It leads ev erywhere. I »r. L H Webber, F. S. • ottoii exjvert. recomends it lityblv He says it yives ttieiti excellent Natisf.n tlon Plant it and yet rich. s« cd *1 ..SO a butthel. Extra Prolific Corn. 1 also have some extra prolific corn. Will sell a few lm«helfc at 5ocent* a peck J K. Ct t to j-etK, Luthersv ille, L.v.