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HINTS TO POULTRY RAISERS
? Agricultural Imlitute Big Stone Gap High School Probably every farmer and poul? try raiser knows or at least should know, that now is a good time to rid the home flock of drift wood and start the new year right by having a dock of hens that will lay as well as eat. To have a maximum pro? duction of eggs during the winter months there should be a careful grading of the fowls during the months of September and October. N on I. a > rn To those who have never culled out the non-layers the following questions and discussions should bo of particular interest. While it is not meant to go into detailed dis? cussions of tin' points in question) a few of the following suggestions will be of interest in it very practical way to the poultry raiser or house? wife who wishes to give them any attention: I. Wlmt relationship is there be? tween the moult of the hen ami the egg production 7 What should I keep for layer or breeder? II. What shall I cull nut of my flock 7 I. How can 1 tell whether a hen is laying or not? ili.rly nod Late Moulin t Taking the questions up in ordei for Inief discussion, it may be said that the moulting of the hen will increase or decrease her egg laying period as the case may be. The early moulting lieu is unusually a very slow monitor and takes about all summer in getting her new feath? ers. In tili:' mann. ! it will be seen that her period for egg production will be shortened very considerably. The late monitor or the hen that moults during the months of Septem? ber ami October has had time to till out a successful year if properly handled. This is not saying that the bird that moults early Is not a good layer! There ale several factors to be considered. The kind ami amount of feed will effect the moulting pe? riod very considerably; The period of moulting may also vary with the different breeds. Watch the Eye? In a discussion of the second ques? tion, it may he pointed out that only those birds should he kept for layers or breeders thnt show (rood strong constitutions, able to stand the strain of heavy egg production. They should show nice depth of body, as well as length, and should present a good breadth of hack. Another part that will come in for consideration is the eyes. The eyes should show full and clear in a clean cut head. It must he home in mind thai only those lords that are strong can produce eggs regularly under the strain of n severe winter. Grade the Flock It may he said for the third ques? tion that all birds that show any physical defects whatsoever should be graded from the Hock. Sick chickens ore not paying ones ami the quicker we grade them out the better. Crooked hacks, scnley legs, crooked beaks, abdomen laying low are some gooil examples of physical defects to look out for. It docs not require all expert to see some of these things and that furnier will profit who gives some of his atten? tion to the home Mock on rainy days instead of going olf to the store to discuss the fall elections. Atk Powell As to the last question it seems as though any one could tell whether a hen is laying or not! As a matter of fact it requires some experience to be able to decide this, ami when we apply the lest to oil I home flocks some astonishing results are obtain? ed, It is not proposed to go into a technical discussion of the points involved in applying this test. .Suf? fice to say at present that indications of n non-hiyer are found in the ap? pearance of the feather, eyes, legs and finally the condition of the comb and pelvic arches, The writer of this article would he very glad to come into contact with any one who is desirous of raising heller poultry and will give free culling demonstra? tions anywhere in the county upon proper notice. HARRY FAW GUEST OF NORTON K1WANIS CLUB YESTERDAY Came frum Johnson City In Interest of Asheville-Moc casin Gap Highway ? Johnson City Boosters May Visit Us At the meeting of tin- Chamber of Commerce this afternoon, Mr, Wil? liam C. Mathea was appointed to at? tend tla- Tennessee Good Una.Is Con? vention to ho held at Nashville Octo? ber 17th. Mi. .lohn W.Chalkloy, Good Roads ? nan of Big .Stum. Cap, asked that the Chamber of Commerce semi a Kiwanian to be their guest Tuesday, October l?th, in tin- interest of the proposed Ashevillc-Moccasin Cap Highway, Mr. Many raw was Un? pointed as the delegate subject to the approval of the Klwanis Club, The Tourist camp signs have ar? rived and the Automobile dealers have agreed to set them up at once. The Hoard of Directors adopted a i('.solution endering support of May? or W. H. Ellison on tin- telephone charge. The resolution also com? mended the Mayor upon Iiis efforts ami agreed to support him in any reasonable way. A big Trade Tout is being plan? ned to Norton and t'ochurn, by the Chambei of Commerce, following the completion of the Interstate Railroad, A special committee was appointed to lake charge of the mat? ter. Mi Harry raw met with the Hoard of Directors of the Chambei of Com? merce, ami gave all outline of last week's Trade Tour into Western North Carolina. He said the roads in North Carolina were superior to those in Tennessee, and the interest the North Carolinians displayed In the building of then)'insure roads of the very best. When going through the Mountains the Boosters discov? ered two big things the people of Westen. Nortli Carolina demand of Johnson City before they will do their trading here. The first is bet? ter roads ami the second is reduced freight rates from this city to their towns. Last week the Chamber of Commerce helped to build a pu ce of road in Carter County. With the Completion of the Mcmphis-to-Bris ol Highway to the Carter County line this will give us a Macadamized road to Krwin.?-Johnson City Staff. COEBURN TEACHER STRUCK B? AUTO Ford Car Passes Over Miss Elizabeth Martin?Other News of Coeburn As she was going home from church Sunday evening, Miss Eliza? beth Martin, fourth grade teacher, was accidentally knocked down ami run over by a Kord car. Fortunately Miss Martin sustains no visible inju? ries except a slight wound behind one car, und a lame foot. Lorn Dingu?, who is also at? tending sehool at Kmory and Henry College this year, spent the week? end with relatives here. The teachers have been given cer? tain territory over which to take a census of the school children, in or? der to ascertain if there are any children between the ages of S and 1 I who are not in school. Not many violations of tin- compulsory school law have been found. Dr. Clirie ami Miss Ulockway are busy this week with the Dental Clin ic. Owing to lack of time they will not he able to get around to all the children. Coebum High School is making a record for itself in the world of matrimony. During the first month of school, Vena Ketron ami .Sin Henderson decided that they pre? ferred teaching to going to school, and now they are somewhere leach ing "one". The teachers report a good time at the County Teachers' Meeting held in Norton last week. Sidney Bowers, who studied Phar? macy last year, has returned to C. II. S. to finish his High School Course. Ills return makes the schioi membership 111. Miss Bonnie \\ ygal spent the Week? end with home folks at Joricsvllle. A number of C. II. S. students took advantage of last week's holi? day ami went to High Knob on a t-hort camping trip, Otheru joined the paily on Sunday and all of them tell of the "wonderful" till e I ., . Horace McCarty, ':!:.', is ntteiidiii:: school at Kmory and Henry College. spent tin- week-end with his parents here, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. McCarty. Harry Cuibcrtson, who has had I years service in the navy, is giving the High School hoys some drill in marching tactics. Although Harry is only a senior in High School, one might think him a captain or such fiom the way he manages his re? cruits. BLACK DIAMOND ON TOBOGGAN AGAIN The Week-Ending October 7th Witnessed Decline of 2,497 Tons In This Field Southern and I. R. R. Show Gains Fur the week-ending October 7th Black Diamond hit the toboggan af? ter a climb upward during the two previous weeks. F'or the period men? tioned the Virginia Coal Operators Association report ? total of 108,5:18 tons for the week, or a decrease over the week before of 2,-197 tons. Coke also fell. Only 0,942 tons arc re? ported. The Southern and Interstate show i a substantial increase in tonnage | over the previous week. Daring the past months the Southern has re- ' mained consistently at the foot of | the list in tonnage hauled. For the ^ week-ending October 7th tiny report 1.1,013 tons. The Interstate leads ! with 49,013 tons for the week. The ( N. A; N. moved only 30.0 per cent. . of their normal tonnage, or 27102 tons. Tin- N. ?? W. moved 30,382 ? tons and the C, & O. 12,715 tons. ( Throughout the county a slow but j sure feeling of optimism is apparent. Business is gaining confidence and ^ merchants report a slight increase ( in business. ( EPISCOPALIANS ; HOLD FALL MEETING | AT NORTON PARISH1 I .- . < New River Convocation L Molds Two Day Session L This Week ? Bttrnz I Among Speakers M The Fall session of the New River ' Convocation of the Episcopal church, ( Lloyd Palish, came to a close in Nor- I ton Tuesday evening. Prominent . churchmen from all over Southwest Virginia were in attendance. The ( sioiis was opened .Monday evening ( when the Rev. Devall Cwathmey, of . Wythcviilc, delivered the opening ' sei mou. > Tuesday morning the business session opened at 8:3(1. At 111:311 Convocation Pica, her Win. J. Al friend, Christ Church Pulaski, de? livered a very powerful sermon. Holly Communion followed. In the afternoon the IteV. Karl M. Block, St. John's Church, Roanoko, was the leading speaker. He was followed by the Rev. E. A. Hieb, Archdeacon of Southwest Virginia. The Kev. K. C. Burns, of this city, was one of the speakers of the afternoon. The Palish supper was laid at 0:011 p. in. The counties of the New River Convocation are: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickens?n, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Gray son, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazcwell, Washington, Wise and Wytho. Nearly all of these counties were represented at the meeting. THE DREAMER The road lay straight before him, but the by-paths smiled at him Ami the scarlet poppies called him to the forests cool und dim. And the song birds' happy chorus seemed to lure him further on, 'Twas a day of wondrous pleasure? but the day was quickly gone. lie could not resist the laughter and the purling of a brook Any more than gray old sages can resist .some dusty book, And though stern -faced duty bade him march the highway straight ahead, "The trees ale better company than busy men," be said. We wondered at bis dreaming ami his wanderings far astray, Hut we were counting values by the gold ami silver way. And sometimes as 1 saw him gating idly :?t the sky, I fancied he bad pleasures of a sort I couldn't buy. I fancy he saw something in the clouds above the trees Which the gold and glory seeker pas? ses by and never Sees, I And 1 think be gathered something from he woods and running streams Which is just as good as money to . the man of many dreams. - Kdgar A. Guest. Wife (Referring to a guest): "He's a most attractive man; is he , married?" Husband: "I dunno. He's a re? served chap. Keeps all his troubles to himself."?-Exchange. A $50 ?? RINGSIDE SEAT FOR 35 CENTS!!~~^ "Tex" Rickard The World's Greatest Promoter and Master Thinker Pre sents for the FIRST TIME in Virginia His Official Moti0? Pictures of the Most Marvelous Sporting Event in History the _ DEMPSEY CARPENT1ER Championship Boxing Contest livery blow struck?just the same as if you were in > at Jersey City. The whirlwind second round when tin cham piouship nearly left America! The life of both contest nib ?iul the secrets of their training camps! Their private training stunts, and the difference in their methods! Carpcnlier, "the Wonder Man," and Dcnipscy "the Man Killer, ' as the public never saw them. The biggest crowd ever gathered loj>i tlier 0,0,000 people! $ i,600,000. How this tremendous crowd was perfectly handled without an accident! The mail) notables present lioin all ovei the world! The result ol "Ir k; i: ard's 20 cameras?and the slow motion camera! AND See the Much-Discussed Fatal "Knockout" Punch ? and Decide for Yourself Where it Landed. Five Reels of Tremendous Interest ami Terrific Action. Thursday, October 19th Dodge Brothers BUSINESS COUPE With this coupe Dodge Brothers have proved once for all that a closed car can be as sturdy and practically as inexpensive as an open roadster. This is largely due to the all-steel body ? the first ever marketed ?which admits of lower cost of manufacture through stand? ardized machine production. Unlike wood, the steel surface will take a finish of enamel, baked on at high temperature. This process ? results in a permanent lustre, and eliminates the trouble and expense of repainting. The wide straight seat is upholstered in genuine Spanish blue leather, durable and readily cleaned. T/.?pn.e ,. $10aOJmUvtnd LONG'S GARAGE Big Stone Gap, Va.