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KHAKI COLLEGES NEEDED
IN AMERICA a SHORT COURSES FOR RETURNING SOLDIERS C. A. McCUE MAKES TIMELY SUGGESTIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION C. A. McCue, Professor of Horti culture, addressed the students and Faculty of Delaware College on Agriculture Reconstruction, Professor McCue is known as the "Peach Man" owing to his great success in raising peaches, but he has stimulated every phase of horticulture through this region. He is President of the American Society of Horticultural Science. He combines happily the scientific and practical grasp of his subject. His address was m part as fol lows : The late world's struggle in which we have been engaged has been quite largely won thru the ability of the American farmer to rise to the emergency and increase his output of food stuffs. The story of how the American farmer re sponded to his country's call for food will, when the all is told, from a glorious chapter in our nation's history. The war has demonstrat ed beyond all peradventure that agriculture is the firm foundation upon which rests all activities of the human race. The oldest of callings, it has been least organ the least appreciated. However, the farmer has now come to his own and reached his proper station among his fellow workers. Now that the war is over there must be no relaxation in food pro duction. The .greater portion of Europe is thoroughly disorganized and it will be some time before the countries in that unhappy con tinent can hope to fully provide their own food stuffs. Europe is short of cattle, hogs, and other sources of meat. She is short on wool, cotton, leather and of many staple articles of diet. This short age must be supplied and largely from this country. The American farmer must still keep up his war time activities along lines of food production. Anarchy and starvation go hand | in hand. The best cure for Bol- i shevism is a full stomach. The | normal civic status of Europe can not be fully restored until a satis I $ mm ÉB 1 î jjH* 'll T" US , ' " LA-'. m '' v '"S4 ••J « ipp iff'' 5# Si. m A : SS» : •A ■ Slip ■ ... 111% •'v ; . 5 V % 1 Ik? ft M s W 'v ' ■ V' % a % X -.s' % A -A IPS ■ p IAH sHI S3 4? ■ 'A4? 5 » *5 SiS ■' *. * ■gsagiilJi Ala Asfl mi y ■ A M A X\v A fr* m ; - A St:. V .. m « ,v' 1 Cv?.* Pi •W v P £ SBaa MA » s : « * 1 . ■ „V sS A » A4 j . I p ■ - WWW mm m i % '.t V . * s " 1t. if 3SK .'s A - N ' « I IPé I ' •' w A » "4, 4 ■\\%' l K t *• ; ; i Answer the j : É • j *1 ^ ' Christmas Roll Call^ i t : All you need is a heart and a dollar i r ~é i \ '■ m A ay Gre.nlrai" PI v > i I m u tying food ration is an aecomplish ed fact. We must change the slogan "Food will win the war" to htat of "Food will save Civiliza tion." Many young men who have al ways lived and worked in cities will have acquired a love for the open country and they will be loath to return to the fettered air of the j cities. Many of these men will | turn their thoughts and physical ' efforts toward agriculture. Most of them will be unfitted for their task. Physically they may be in perfect condition for the hard work on the farm, but mentally [they will be misfits for the task | they seek. Yet this great mass of i excellent material should not be | allowed to expend its energies j futility. These men should be fitted for their task. Plans are already Agriculture has Promising Future From the remuneration stand point, the future of American ag riculture was never brighter. The rewards for intelligent farming were never more promising. For many years to come agriculture will afford a satisfactory living to the farmer who is willing to make a work team of his brains and his hands. The experience of the past two years has shown us that a higher type of farming is needed. The emergency has resulted in many improved methods of crop production and there is still room for great improvement. Youth is ever progressive and keen to adapt new methods. Our army abroad contains thousands of young men who have been called over night from following the plow to following the machine gun. hese men have had a chance to observe European methods of farming and on their return to their rural homes they will be quick to put into practice many of the good points of agriculture wich they have observed in use in England, France, Belgium and even in Germany. under way to provide these men with lands. Khaki College Should be Established . Should the government establish a man upon a soldier's farm and yet fail to prepare him for his task of wringing a competency from the soil? Should not some means be provided whereby these men may 4gain an insight into nature and nature's methods before being thrust upon "their own?" We have in this country a great or ganization for teaching agricul ture in all its phases. An organiza tion that no other country has to near the same measure. I refer to The common practice of letting j the land lie idle for a few years to | ••rest" after it has produced a crop ' of corn is not necessarv. Under the usual the hill coves seriously depleted in fertilitv after three or four years. Rotation of crops keeps up'fertility as well if not better than letting it "rest" and grow up to weeds. At the same j time this practice brings a farmer more money,'since it keeps the [land busy all the ti the Agricultural Colleges. At least one an every state of the tftiion. Shall they not be utilized in an en deavor to at least smooth the way for those of our returning soldiers who have but little knowledge of agriculture? Should they not point our better and up-to-date methods to those who have had previous farm experience? Are these colleges living up to their opportunities if they do not establish "short courses" in Agri culture for the benefit of the re turning soldier? Should not the would-be farmer soldier be offered and given government aid in fit ting him to earn a living from these lands which they are offer ing him? Such a movement for agricultural education should be founded upon a well outlined plan and not upon hasty laid schemes. It should have governmental ef fort behond it rather than depend ing upon sporadic personal ef forts. There is need of Khaki Col leges in this country as well as in France." Resting" Land Unnecess ary and Unprofitable ii system of farming in country even the rich on mountain sides are me. city In a an A practical rotation can be be gun by cropping one-fourth of the tillable area in the spring to soy beans, which may be harvested for hay. Subsequently the bean stub ble can be harrowed and prepared for a crop of winter rye. The clover should be sown on the rye ian< ^ during the late winter or early spring, so that the field may remain in clover for two years. At the end of this period it should be broken and cropped to corn and then the rotation should be repeat ed. Managed in this way the aver age farm can carry two to three cows, five to six young cattle, and a sow with five or six pigs. Several sheep may also be kept, as well as a team of horses. Small patches of alfalfa or sweet clover may also be grown whenever possible for hog pasture. Send Christmas Greens to City Folks People who live in the country often fail to realize the heart hun ger of their city cousins for greens and shrubbery. When Christmas LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Bessie Ellis, deceased: Notice is hereby given that Let- II ters of Administration upon the " Estate of Bessie Ellis late of White •• Clay Creek Hundred, deceased, • were duly granted unto Newark 11 Trust and Safe Deposit Company ;; on the Ffiteenth day of October À. " D. 1918 and all persons indebted II to the said deceased are requested " to make payment to the Adminis- •• trator without delay, and all per- II sons having demands against the " deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probat- + ed to the said Administrator on or II before the Ffteenth day of Oct- " ober A. D. 1919, or abide by the •• law in this behalf. II Charles B. Evans, Esq. Attorney-at-law, !•• Ford Building, Wilmington, Del. Newark Trust and Safe Depdsit Co., Administrator : LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Harry A. Sulivan, de ceased: Notice is herby given that Let ters of Administration upon the Etate of Harry A. Sullivan late of I White Clay Creek Hundred, de ceased, were duly granted unto j î Kathryn A. Sullivan on the Eigh tt-enth day of October A. D. 191S and ail persons indebted to the ( said deceased are requested to make payment to the Administrat rix without delay, and all persons, having demands against the de ceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Adminitsratrix on or be fore the Eighteenth day of Oct ober A. D. 1919, or abide by the law in this behalf. Charles B. Evans, Esq. Attorney-at-law, Ford Building. Wilmington, Del. Kathryn A. Sullivan, Administratrix. I I r J Ul ■ KIT* rvwr jw com Ik UlJLhTJi "IS— I. >... R, Ms, A. mJm . ( j JOHN F. RICHARDS Newark Delaware I LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Isaac R. Johnson, de ceased: • Notice is hereby given that Let ters of Administration upon the Estate of Issac R. Johnson late of Pencader Hundred, deceased, were duly granted unto Everett C. John son on the Twenty-fourth day of October A. D. 1918, and all per j sons indebted to the said de ceased are requested to make pay ment to the Administrator without delay, and all persons having de mands against the deceased are re quired to exhibit and present the d Ad same duly probated to the ministrator on or before the Twen ty-fourth day of October A. D. 1919. or abide by the law in this behalf. Add re: J. Pearce Cann. Esq. Attorney-at-law, Ford Building, Wilmington. Del. Everett C. Johnson, Administrator. i ! comes, save your money for War Savings Stamps and send your city friends a box of Christmas decorations from the woods and fields. In most sections, princes pine, holly, laurel, Jupiter twigs with their berries, sprays of black alder bearing shiny red fruit and similar materials may be found. In some sections the bay berry, branches may be found There are few people living in the towns who would not be pleased to get such a box from the country. It enables them to make their own wreaths and window decorations, which is an item worth considering for wreaths purchased in the market are expensive now. of Christmas Gifts *r r T FOR " •• I 11 ;; " II " •• II " + II " •• II *; II " LITTLE FOLKS AND GROWN-UPS r TOYS DOLLS Fine Line of Beautiful and Practical Gifts for every Member of the Family AT LOUIS HANDLOFF'S V Î II " + I T * T •HH- H-i-H -' l"!"! 1 ; I i I ! i .. ; .. ; .. ] . W The Volume of Business done by the Security Trust and Safe Deposit Company speaks much for the usefulness of this strong, old bank: institution. i :: _ All matters receive that attention and which make it so satisfactory to deal with care Checking US. accounts are solicited. I Established 1885 SECURITY TRUST AND SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY SIXTH AND MARKET STREETS, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Member Federal Reserve Syst : t era . l .. | - l .. ; .. ; .. ] .. [-H - H-l - l-l - !-l - l - l - l-l"I"l 1 - I-I - I-I-l-L I 1 1 d-H 1 1 1 11 For COUGHS and COLDS An excellent compound of Soft Tar, with extract of Cod Liver Oil and Men thol. Our own prepara tion, 50c for 1 "2 pint. Cough Lozenges and Knox a-Cold Tablets. RHODES' DRUG STORE NEWARK, DELAWARE ^ <kh:k:kk:k:h:kh:h:kKk:h:k:w h>c^^ - g » g g o S g 5 a o 1897 JENNY'S 1918 ; o We have something New every day. I The most up-to-date Flats of the Season. \ Agents for the Vogue, Rawak, Castle and j Smolin Blue Bird Hats. § g $ o S o JENNY'S 5 ^ p o i o 5 o 203 West Ninth Street—near Pott Office } WILMINGTON, DEL o ! O Formerly of 834 Market St. o How Three Boys Wakened Father One of the outstanding results of boys' agricultural club work in Tennessee has been its effect upon the parents of the members. Three sons of a Madison County farmer joined the corn club last year. One son produced 144 bushels on hi acre, another 139 bushels, and the third 120 bushels, the profits from the 3 acres being $464.64. This demonstration wakened the father to the opportunities at his very door. He has pulled out of the rut, adopted progressive ideas, and has become a "live wire" and a re fccgnized leader in his neighbor hood.