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That the recent action of the City
of Colville in enacting a pure milk
ordinance is not an unusual occur
rence is borne out by the daily press,
but many people do not realize the
steps which are being taken through
out this country to put a stop, for
all time, to the encroachment ol tu
bei-culosis from uninspected meats
and milk from tubercular cattle.
The Modern Woodmen organiza
tion, numbering more than a million
members, has started a campaign of
education along these line:;, and the
following from the last issue of the
official magazine gives an idea of the
campaign being waged, to secure re
sults through its own membership.
"Statistics show that 14 per cent of
the human family die of tuberculosis.
An investigation of 500 children in
New York City having tuberculosis
showed 24 per cent to be of bovine
origin. In Woodford county, 111., a
farmer had twelve children, eleven
of whom were brest-fed. The young-
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Chicks 25c each, $20 per 100.
Eggs $1.75 for 15, $9 per 100.
R. 2. Box 61, Colville, Wash.
Colville, Wash.
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Mt child unfortunately was fed on
cows' milk. This child contracted
tuberculosis and died. The farmer
had his cows tested with tuberculin
for tuberculosis. The test showed
that every cow was diseased. The
cow selected to furnish milk for the
little child on post-mortem examina
tion was found to have generalized
tuberculosis; that is, every organ in
the body was diseased.
"In the state of Connecticut a cer
tain dairyman was supplying milk to
an orphan" asylum. One of his eowa
was slaughtered and a federal in
spector examined the carcass and
found generalized tubeiculosis. His
herd was tested and twenty-three out
of twenty-five cows found diseased.
Is it not time that the little inno
cent children receive some protection
when they are obliged to drink a
white liquid substance called milk,
which in this case should have been
labeled poison, especially when there
is a test which can detect tubercu
losis in the living cow in ninty-six
out of 100 cases?
"Why should the lives of the future
members of the Modern Woodmen of
America be shortened when we know
that tuberculosis can be transmitted
from the cow to children, usually
through the milk from the tubercu
lous cow? These organisms may lie
dormant for years in the system, like
a bear hibernating, and at some
future time when a person's resis
tance is lowered by exposure, fatigue
or lack of food, the tuberculosis
germs begin to multiply and spread
from one organ or tissue in the
body to another until finally the vic
tim dies of generalized tuberculosis.
"Let every member of the Modern
Woodmen of America do his part in
safeguarding the lives of his family,
the future members of this society,
by insisting that all meat they eat
i.s free from disease and all the
milk used by the family is from
cows which have been tested and
found free from tuberculosis, then
their chances will be greater to reach
the allotted age of three tcore years
and ten."
(By the Observer)
There is a man in our town who
is lonesome. He came here seveial
weeks ago from a city, in order to
accept a white collar job in Cnlville.
He is a single man and has tried his
best to get acquainted, to have a good
time, to feel at home here, but his
efforts do not bring the desired re
People are seemingly friendly, they
smile and speak when they meet him,
but that is as far as it goes, 'hey
are busy with their own interests
which do not now include him and
which probably never will include
him, unless the people of Colville
awaken to the fact that they have
strangers within their gates—stran
gers who get lonesome for something
besides a smile and a greeting.
To the stranger it appears that the
people of Colville are friendly on the
outside only, but inwardly they are
so satisfied with themselves and their
own circle of friends that there is
little chance for any stranger to feel
at home, to have real friends in this
The churches too come in for their
share of complaint from the stranger,
who is, apparently, warmly welcomed
at his first appearance, and although
he may attend that same church c .-cry
Sunday for months, he does not
know any better after several months
attendance, than he did the first day,
those who so warmly welcomed him.
The situation seems to be a psycho
logical one, in which the people are
not prepared for strangers; their
minds have not become accustomed
to the thought that they might make
new friends, that they might include
the stranger in their midst, and if
their minds have advanced to the
stage at which they include the
stranger on an invitation list, and
he comes among them, that is as
far as it goes. He is then expected
to take care of himself while the
Colville people do the same, each
seeking his own particular friends
and letting the stranger amuse him
It is a hard criticism. Colville is
composed of people who are making
their living in the town. It is not
a town of retired farmers, it is not
a town of factory workers, but is a
varied business town and it is to the
interest of the business man and
naturally to the interest of his em
ployes and his family to welcome to
Colville all strangers who come to
the town, because they spend their
money here and thereby increase the
business of the business men in a
business man's town. Why not rmike
the stranger feel at home?
Every year the people of the Uni
ted States lose over $200,000,000
directly (and no on<- knows how
much indirectly) through diseases of
farm animal*. This is a large toll
when divided on a per capita basis,
and when it comes home to the farm
stock-raiser who find? a valuable
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, February 26, 1921
animal dead in the barn, or an epi
demic spreading ruin into his herd,
the loss is sometimes disastrous. The
most 1 egret table feaUire of the case
is that probably three-fourths of the
loss could be prevented.
There are five principal causes of
disease and death of farm nnimals—
contagious diseases, sporadic disease,
parasitic troubles, accidents and
neglect. Contagious diseases can be
avoided, or at least their consequences
greatly diminished, if farmers will
learn to cooperate with the United
States department of agriculture and
the various state livestock and sani
tary authorities, who are striving to
maintain animal health. Farmers
should report promptly to the nearest
officials any suspicion of the presence
of contagious disease, and they
should observe carefully all regula
tions in regard to quarantine, sani
tation, and care of animals, as pro
tection against contagion.
Tuberculosis is one of the worst
scourges among animals and it
thrives best in damp, dark, ill-venti
lated stables. It is less common
among animals running at largo.
Light, dry, well-ventilated stables
and dry, clean barnyards or paddocks
are essential to the health of farm
animals. One valuable point in com
bating contagious diseases, especially
tuberculosis, is to start the herd with
animals that not only are free from
disease, but are of stock that is not
predisposed to disease. Official tests
of herds are made on request and
through cooperation of the United
States department of agriculture with
live stock sanitary officials. Purchase
of breeding stock from these herds
is a wise precaution.
For years the boys have been
leaving the farm for more congenial
locations, going to the cities to be
come rich and ending by being clerks,
deliverymen, baggage smashers, soda
jerks, etc. But, even so, their hours
are shorter than they were on the
farm, they are not too tired to get
into their best bib-and-tucker when
the day's work is done and go where
the lights are bright and people are
busy just having a good time. These
facts coupled with pride keep the
boy. whose first dream bubble about
the city broke and disappeared, from
returning to the farm, where he
knows he could make more money
and where he could be his own boss.
People are thoroughly awake now
to the need of keeping the boy on
the farm, and supplying the aban
doned farms with tenants, b«t the
question still remains, "How is it
possible to keep the boy on the
An answer to this question as
given in this article is taken from
an interview with a boy (not so much
of a boy now), who was lured from
the farm by the city, but neverthe
less has several good ideas on the
subject and gives the conditions un
der which he would have remained
on the farm. The city treated him
like it does the average boy who
goes to it and he is now ready to re
turn to the farm.
It seems from his experience that
the boy must be brought up* from
earliest childhood in such a manner
that he will want to stay on the
farm. That childhood should be so
interesting and happy that he will
always retain a pleasant and fond
memory of the old swimming hole or
the meadow where he hunted jack
rabbits or the old barn loft where he
had his play house and later on His
museum for frogs, toads, angleworms,
etc., or whatever it is that boys col
The farm home itself has much
to flo with the keeping of the boy
on the farm—if it is a place where
the mother and wife i? a drudge,
with none of the modern labor saving
devices or conveniences, it does not
appeal to the boy as the kind of a
place to which he will want to take
a wife, hence he seeks the city where
he can.furnish her a better home.
The farm home need not be a place
of drudgery, but may be made as
modern as any city home and the
nearer modem it is, the more attrac
tive it will be to the boy.
The boy should have an interest
in the farm. At the age of nine or
ten years, he should be given a pig.
or some chickens, a calf or a plot of
ground and should be taught to take
the proper care of whatever it is,
taught to keep an account of the cost
and when sold, he should be given
all the profit above the cost of pro
Many farmers in the past have
made the mistake of giving the boy
a pig or a calf and when the pig
became a hog it was dad's and when
the calf became a cow, it was dad's.
The boy remembered this when he
became of age.
The boy should put in the bank
his profits on these gifts from his
father and invest them in more stock,
with his father's advice. The profits
to be derived in this way should not
be all the money the boy receives,
however, they are simply to <*how
him how money c^n be made on the
The hoy should he clothed in as
good clothes as the boy in the city
wears, should be given the use of the
family automobile as much as pos
sible and should be allowed to have
■a good a time as the boy who lives
in the town or city, and be given a
vacation once in a while. When the
boy gets the idea that he is simply
a hind man for his father, working
without pay from early morning until
late at night, he will leave the first
chance he gets.
To make the boy's life easier on
the farm, the farm should be motor
ized to the greatest possible extent,
thus cutting down the working hours
;in<l making the work easier. Hie
latest farm tools and implements are
profitable investments.
The boy should be allowed to fol
low any hobbies he may have as they
frequently bring in profit and fur
thermore boys often leave the farm
because they are not allowed to fol
their hobbies.
It' the farmer is not able to send
the boy to agricultural college for a
full college course, he should try to
send him to the winter short courses.
There the boy will gain many new
ideas and get a broader idea of
farming) meet other people who are
interested in the same business and
will return to the farm with more
enthusiasm for the work. Then, let
tlic boy try out his new ideas, which
if profitable should be adopted by the
'1 he farm boy of today is not like
the farm boy of ten or twenty years
ago. The so-called hay seed has
disappeared. The modern farm boy
is to be seen in progressive com
munities dressed in his best at six
or seven o'clock in thfi evening,
speeding to the city in his own or
his father's car, prepared to have as
good a time as the city boy. The
chief difference in the appearance of
the city boy and the modern farm
boy, in the evening, is the ruddy,
healthy appearance of the farm boy.
By this time, however, the farm
boy should no longer be called a boy
and it is a mistake of the farmer
to think of 'him now as a boy. He
should bo treated as a man after he
is about 18 years old and consulted
on farm problems and offered a
partnership in the farm, whether
half or third or what, depending on
the number of boys in the family and
the ability of the boy. There was a
time when the boy on the farm
might often be heard to say, "Well,
just wait until next month and I'll
be 21, then the old man cant say
anything." Promptly on his 21st
birthday he would leave the farm for
the city. The farmer with a little
tact can avoid this by making the
boy his pal and partner. The hoy
as a partner in the farming business
will prove profitable as he will realize
that the more money the farm
makes, the more he will have for his
Finally, by study anil modem im
provements, make the farm more
profitable to the hoy than the average
city job he could obtain. Assuming
that the boy is not above the average,
show him by example, what work the
average boy does in the city and
the compensation he receives there
from and make the farm pay him
that much., and more.
Somv Interesting Facts Discovered in
The City School* of
Still greater evidence is now at
hand to show the wonderful value of
milk. This evidence comes from the
results of experiments conducted by
the great authority, Dr. Emerson of
Boston, in conjunction with the city
schools of Chicago, the McCormick
Memorial Institute of Chicago, and
the National Dairy Council.
Thousands and hundred! of thous
ands of boys and girls have been
found on careful survey, to be physi
cally unfit and mentally an-reeeptlve
to school work.
Chicago schools show approximate
ly 38% of their boys anrl girls an
being Ir/<.1 r/<. or more below normal
weight. This condition naturally re
flects on their school work.
When Dr. Kmcr.son first went into
the Chicago schools and picked out
several dozen boys and girls, tho
worst he could Ami, who wore in
many cases 25'/ to 40/ below nor
mal, many thought he had hopelen
cases. But he didn't. He knew tho
reason for tho condition of theie
children and he knew the way to
bring them up and "over the top-"
Strange, but true, these children were
from well-to-do families; in many
cases the child was the only one in
the family.
Dr. Kmerson is emphatic in saying
that less than 8* of the cases of
malnutrition can be traced to poverty,
the 9TA being the result of sheer
neglect and ignorance on the part of
the parents.
The children were immediately
placed under supervision, and each
given at least a quart of milk a day.
Some were required to have mid-day
lunches, properly prepared. Every
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Then you will consider the problem of the cellar to the
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child was weighed regularly, a record
kept, and a graphic chart showed how
far each child was below normal when
he began and how rapidly be gained
and tinally reached normal. The re
sults were astonishing.
(Jni' case was a boy, weighing 861b.5.
while he should have weighed 184
lbs., who became normal, going "over
the top" in thirteen week*.
Most of the children went over in
six to eight weeks.
Occasionally their progress was
stayed by some physical delict or
disease— such as diseased tonsils,
which, when removed, allowed the
children to continue gaining.
All this, says Mr.-. Ira Couch Wood,
in charge of child nutrition work con
ducted by the Elizabeth McCormick
Memorial Fund, resulted in a similar
increase in school efficiency, the chil
dren studied better, they were really
interested, they grasped the work
more rapidly, and they displayed alert
ness of mind never before manifest.
Indeed, it was an inspiration to see
them unfold; once so listless and dull,
now .so apt and eager.
And -to think there are 6,000,000
such children in this free land of
America today—children who could
be "ihining lighta," and who could be
a power for civilization —but who are
held down by the iron hand and .sub
missive power of ignorance.
Proper food means healthy boys
anil (fills. Health is wealth, and
health belong to every child in this
land today.
Milk is fundamental. It is also
economical (for one quart is equal
to 8 egg! in food value). Then why
not use it? If it were put up in
medicine bottles, it would sell for a
dollar a bottle, and there would be
no end to the demand for this vital
food. The milk way is the health
way—follow it. Dr. Emerson has
found that milk is indespensible.
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