I MOre AbOUt the Agricultural College Trouble-Rage 9.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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>-,
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.
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