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" j Garden Sfiouid be Done Now . Expert Tells How to Make Every Inch of Space Produce Much May be Accommplished Indoors First to the Best Advantage green ach, crops late late of plants, and we'll elect him or swat him ac- should cording to the opinions we've formed during the long winter. Therefore, let's talk garden again. The seedsmen are willing, as the brilliantly-colored catalogues in every household will abundantly testify. It's going to be a garden making . season, time before you realize it, and since you intend having a garden this year, it's time you were getting busy. The public sales are nearly all over, the newspapers look after the war news, and the politicians after politics. They'll boost somebody for President can tuce, bean: beets, toes, ever, is An m«nt Of course you're going to have i garden. You can't pay 25 cents for a handful of parsley and proportionate sums for vegetables that you can real ly eat, not merely took at. Besides, it's a real pleasure to see things grow and to contribute to their growth, even if some of them fall by the way side and some are devoured by the fowls of the air or the fowls of the neighbors. The only question still unsettled is the arrangement and the stuff we in tend to raise this year. Like poten tial candidates for the presidency, in the Republican party, the possibili- | ties are numerous. waste corn, fact, north not rows j ! side, According to .good authorities, a J the plot 100x150 feet ought to furnish > range vegetables for a family of six. Each j additional member of the family re- can quires approximately 25 feet extra. I and The first outdoor planting can usually be done the last of March, as soon as the ground can be worked up. Lettuce and radishes may be sown then. To matoes, egg-plants, celery and pep pers are started in hotbeds or window boxes about the same time. I i nips, can time. early time Sheep most Arrangement of the Garden. A well-defined plan should be work ed out before planting time, so that the crops may follow each other in' such succession that every inch of ground shall work all of the growing Women Who Are Eligible To The American Legion Franklin D'Olier, national com mander of the American Legion, is sued a statement with regard to wo men eligible to membership in the Artjerican Legion. "All women nurses who served in the nursing corps of the United States army or navy are eligible to membership," he said. "All female members of the navy and ma rine corps who were regularly enlist ed upon the same terms as the men in those branches of the service are eligible. "Civilians who were simply civilian attaches of the military service and were not regularly enlisted personnel under commission or enlistment con tracts are not eligible to member ship. "These qualifications apply to reg ular membership in the American Le gion, and should not be confused with the Women's Auxiliary of the Ameri can Legion." Missing A Chance To Do Americanization Teachers have such fine opportuni ties to do Americanization work, it was a little strange to hear the other day of a teacher who reprimanded a boy in her classroom for talking and ended with saying before the room full of children, "I know your kind! You're the sort that comes over here from Europe, to give us nothing but trouble. I wish you'd stay where you belong." Imagine the feeling of this young boy on being thus publicly criticised before his fellow-pupils for his for eign birth. One can't imagine his heart swelling with pride in his adopt On the contrary, the inci ed land! dent was an incentive to the growth of any smouldering fire of anarchy which may already have a place in his little foreignbred mind to know that in his school room he has been brand ed as an alien, an undesirable. And that teacher is a woman of ability, too, else she would not he teaching school. How easy it woulfi have been, right at the time of the boy's slight offense, to correct him gently and advance av, the same time some idea of what is expected of an American boy who is a gentleman, while in school. Fortunately large numbers of splen did teachers everywhere are doing all they can to reach and help the young foreign-born children in their classes. The average teacher is made of a moral fiber which prompts always a response to every call for help, and in Americanization work many are finding a wide field.—Every Evening. lor instance, early peas, : green onions, lettuce, radishes, spin- j ach, etc., can be followed by such i crops as late celery, late beets and late cabbage; these can be planted late in the season after the first set of crops is harvested. Closely related plants, such as turnips and radishes should not follow each other, season, a Another way of utilizing space is inter-raw planting. That is, radishes can bo planted between rows of let tuce, lettuce between rows of cabbage, bean: between rows of late çelery, squashes between corn rows, early beets, between rows of staked toma toes, etc. This can be overdone, how ever, unless the soil is rich and there is inenty of moisture. An experienced gardener gives the I following general advice on arrange- j m«nt and fertilizer: | Make rows as straight as possible. J Rectangular beds with sunken paths I waste space, moisture and time. Place | corn, pole beans, staked tomatoes—in j fact, all tall-growing plants—on the 1 north side of the garden, so they will not shade the other plants. Make rows north and south, or as near that j direction as possible. Put asparagus, ! rhubarb and other perennials at one side, so they will not interfere with J the preparation of the garden. Ar > range rows according to dates of j planting. Thus, unplanted ground can be worked to keep down the weeds I and to save the moisture. I Next to the perennials put early radishes, lettuce and onions, as well as i semi-hardy crops, like salsify, pars nips, carrots and beets. Hotbed plants can be transplanted about the same time. These are generally planted early in May, about corn planting time in corn-belt states. Squashes, melons and cucumbers should not he planted until danger of frost is past. Manure the soil before plowing. Sheep and poultry manures are the most valuable for gardens, because ■y- jMByiaMÉBi ai/.'iwt iKirA«ki U y AnotherCampaign? A j u 4 ■« À Campaign to Still the Pangs of Hunger i'l . mt s/ ; L *3' m k ,•? to If ê ft m , * ß w m r A t ■V' - : tw j: î 'I Mother* wandering crazed and distraught in huge mobs of tattered humanity, bearing upon their emaciated breasts children, more than five years old, too weak, too undernourished to walk—Aged men, tottering along bar roadsides from town to town—big armies of starving refugees, hunting a crust of bread in vain—old women dying lest their sustenance be needed by a grandchild—a universal breadline, surpassing in horror and pitifulness anything ever known in the world— Surely America Will Not GrudgeThese Helpless Sufferers a Campaign for Life A Charity That Knows No Creed Here is a campaign conducted by the Jewish relief agencies, the funds of which are disbursed by Jewish agen cies, but which does not limit its aid. Jew and Non-Jew alike in the afflicted communities are helped. The cry of distress is not met with a question as to faith. Human beings are dying from starvation—from the call for help, immediate and unsparing. No pen can picture the horrors of the more than Six Million old men and women and little children in the war stricken zones. Their misery is attested to by Red Cross and Governmental representatives. They cry to YOU for aifV-Will you deny them? ren overseas comes JEWISH WAR RELIEF COMMITTEE FOR NEWARK ! they are more concentrated and have 1 j finer texture than manures from other j animals * c °w and hog manures de i eay slowly. Horse manure, if not too coarse, is best for early vegetables. | If horse or cow manure is used for I the garden, use fifty tons an acre for | i heavy soils, and forty for light soils, Use from 1-3 to 1-2 . that amount of j ! hog or poultry manure. Cucumbers, j : cabbage and celery are benefited by j having fine manure applied in the i hills. the soil is poor, or If the supply of manure is limited. Commercial fertilizers are not al This is also a good practice if ' ways needed if there is plenty of j stable manure at hand. For forcing j a leafy growth, nitrate of soda is of- j ten applied to the soil close to the j plants. Acid phosphate is profitably added to manure ' to furnish phos phorus. It is often added to poultry manure under the roosts, or when the manure is stored. Wood-ashes are good for potatoes, onions and root crops." I j I i in Mothers' Column J I | j Sixth Article of Series for Moth-|" 1 er ' s Column contributed by the $ Medical C onsultant of the State Reconstruction Commission. T ' mitted by the Commission through the Clearing House of the Dela ware State Program. Sub BABY'S FIRST MONTH Part 6 A most important consideration is the mother's food, because of its effect upon the quantity and quality of her milk for the baby. For example, plenty of milk, cocoa and cream taken by the mother, 'will increase the amount of milk very appreciably. No nursing mother should 1 drink less than 1 2 quarts of fluid daily. Plenty of water is very essential as it will not only increase the amount of milk but will flush out the kidneys, .thus getting rid of many impuri ties. The mother's diet may be quite 1 full. That is, meat once a day, j potatoes, vegetables, bread and butter, etc. Cereal and rice are particularly good. Coffee and tea, | especially more than one cup a day, are to be condemned. Small | quantities of tannin or caffeine can be found in the milk when j these are taken offener by the j mother, and naturally they are bad for the baby, It is needless to say, in these prohibition days, that beer and alcoholic drinks are to be let strictly alone. ' j j the mother, as it will upset the j baby very quickly through the j milk, Green fruit is to be avoided by As regards medicine, the nurs ing mother should not take it ex cept on the advice of a doctor. If the bowels become constipated I (which should not be allowed) i take some mild laxative and not ■ 1 I salts. Salts cause a great loss of j fluid which is of course to be avoided as it will cause a reduction i in the amount of milk. I 1 M"M"I I I l - I-I-l-H-H - b - I- I-H-d-H ++++++++++ Ï V $ I X ANNOUNCEMENT Ï prepared to receive phone orders I am now and to make deliveries of meats and groceries. Phone 66 T t X CLARENCE B. DEAN V 4 . t T NEWARK, DELAWARE The mother should be careful to get the full required amount of sleep, particularly when she nursing her baby. Ten hours out of the 24 is a good amount, never less than eight. Worry is not to be permitted, as it will very soon seriously affect not only the amount but the quali ty of the milk. is I Oftentimes a rash will break out on the baby or he will develop trouble with his bowels. A doctor should always be consulted It often 1 means that some in this case, there is something in the mother's diet which if changed will cure In 'Other cases it the condition, means that there is some constitu ent of the mother's milk that is above or below normal in quantity. In this, case, only a laboratory ex amination will show what is and this should be made at If allowed to go on serious ■ 1 wrong I once, results may develop. j . Baby's diaper should be watched i carefully as this is -one of the most important means of telling the con. dition of his digestion and assimi lation. The first few stools after I birth will be black or very dark in color. This is quite normal due to the meconium which is present in the bowel at birth. After this has passed off the stools should be yellow in color and not more than three or four a day. If there is any change in color, if they be come green or have yellow lumps in them, consult a doctor at Remember that the soft, yellow, smooth stool is the normal one. once. Baby boys often need circum cision. This should be attended |to for if let go on it often leads \to the formation of bad habits. Diapers must always be kept ab solutely clean. Never dry and use a second time no matter htnv |slightly soiled. Boil at least 15 minutes in water with some soda added. Dry in the open air and < 3 un and not by the kitchen stove. .