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I MOre AbOUt the Agricultural College Trouble-Rage 9. E A Farm and Home Weekly for Mississiooi, Ala _ _ _ bama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. _FOUNPKD. 1tQ8' AT STARKVILLK MISS. SUBSCRIPTION, S1 A YEAR. Volume XIII. No. 34.SATURDAY. JULY I8. I908. Published Weekly What an Average Rural Community Did for Its School Here are three school houses. They show to the eye some of the results of consolidation, but there are bigger results, as you will see presently, than those shown by the new building. The pictures are from real photo graphs of real places, and the names are real names, all in a Southern county and within what is now a single school district. There are too many country school houses in the South like the old ones, too few like the new one. Which does your school house .look like > If like the new one, you are ready to say, * Hurrah ! one good school is a heap better than two poor ones!1 If your school building looks like one of the small ones, then rouse up. put some oil on your rusty determination, and fct ready to stir about, for there's something better ahead of you and your children—if you only want it bad enough to try for it. And the following account of what this dis trict did for its children should cause you to take courage and make the effort: Before old Bay Leaf and the justice School were consolidated in 1905. the enrollment of both combined was 64 and the average C'.rt lUf l 4*1. CjM 'H ?M«d «I»U JuvUcc **hooi .8CC, Iter lA»t llirfb Kcb*>«l Itatullltte th*’ «'ot»*c II !»U«>n attendance was 3 3. I-or the three sessions since the consolidation the enrollment has jumped above HU anti tlir average attendance above 47. more than 42 per cent increase in attendance I But that is not the most marked advance. The distinct gain was in the healthier educational atmos phere, the stronger, more determin ed. more enthusiastic school spirit. Last summer when the county board was locating high schools, the patrons of this school raised $300 to secure one of them and now stand ready to raise $600 to supplement the high school fund for next year. Nor is this all. During the past year the friends and patrons of the school have raised and given to it over $800. Certainly, we want to give you the very items: To supplement teachers' salaries - • UTS *5 To bu y a piano.100.00 T * build in* a music room.100 oo t-*u«»l s**l other put. S) ho Library.- - 10.00 Window abaci?* an<l school belt - • • 14.UA Shu*, uo Other school districts in the same county raised from $1,000 to $10. 000 for building alone, but Bay Leaf is just a good average rural district where a large per cent of the people own their own homes but are not wealthy. Bay Leaf is just an average country communi ty—like yours, only it has worked up and is now taking a hand in re making rural life in the South. Can’t you get your district to do likewise ? Try it. wiiat vor mix nx» in tiiw wkkk h PAI'Flt. Pa ge Heel Bweel Pickle*. 6 Hooka on Farming .* • Canning Fruit* In tlu* Common Kitchen. Aunt Mary .. • (ouuty I>em»tifttrnlioti Farm* l<*r Ml**l**l|*pl, Lloyd (J. Prentice. ^ Corn without Fertiliser or stunting. H C Oavldaou ... • • • * Changing the Hairy Herd to a Heel Type, A. 1,. French.... • * * Hunt Spread the Holt \Ve.<iil. Glenn W Her rick . 6 HoaT Feed Your Chick# Too Soon, tTide Jo. • 14 Jkj \\ Wed tjj,. speculator J. W Yarbrough 1 •* OihxI Fanning and Tile Hrainage, F K. Pin kerton . 3 How to Make a Good Pasture, H. A Haundei# I How to Pure Prat Hu* ll«y In ItolU, Jno. L. llrewlor ami "Fnele HlHlo". r* ||om |o Succeed With Pure-llred llog*. II *|oro Alarnt the A. A M. College Trouble, ... 9 shell We l<rt tin* •* and <»*rU <••»? Hr. Hen ry Wallace . * Hummer Feeding of Kittle Chirk*. H. It. (leer H Should Fruit Tree* he Put In Pasture?. IT. The stink Food Fraud: A Itejolnder. 8 Fnderdraln*: How I»e»‘j> anil How Near Should They He? . 13 What Janie* .1. Hill Think* of the Country Farm Idea . 3 ASK TIIFM TO IlFAI* TIIF KAZFTTF. The Houthern Farm Ka/elte wanta more reud i r* To reach tho»e who do not take It there are two way*- < I l We can send them Humple cople* ,t we had the uddrewiea, ami < 1! > our friend* who an,I Ilk.. II.« Ik.. <■»» '"'I 0.. Ir ...... r. n.l li,K m.lghlx.ni iiIi.miI H »“*• tl,k" ,he,r »«*•"» riI>-, tloll*. Now that the Institutes are in full blast we wish The Gazette’* readers would consult togeth er and see that no farmer escapes from the Insti tutes without being a subscriber to Tl»e Gazette. We want to spread the gospel of good farming until it takes root in every farm home, little and Mg. In the whole South. And we not only try to give tho truth about good farming, but about all other matters by which the farmer’s interests are helped or hin dered. In this tiumber, for instance, (page S) is a convincing article on tho stock-food fraud by Editor Poe, and the Mississippi A. & M. College chaos Is treated in a fourth article by Editor Scherer. The ilrst article on the college mess ap peared In the issue for June 27th, and if sub scriptions are sent at once the back numbers can lie supplied to those who ask that their subscrip tions begin with that issue. Mississippi farmers can learn about these matters in no other way so well as by reading The Southern Furm Gazette.