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OUR PUBLIC FORUM
I Introductory
xnrough the Tress Servlco of Agri
culture and Commerce, the master
minds of this nation will bo invited
,to the public forum and asked to de
liver a mcBsago to civilization. Men
jwho achieve Beldom talk, and men
iwho talk Beldom achieve. There is
no Buch thing as a noisy thinker, and
brevity is always a close companion
;to truth.
; It will be a great privilege to stand
by the side of men who can roll in
place the cornerstone of industry; to
associate with men who can look
fat the world and see to the bottom
.of it; to commune with men who can
ihear the roar of civilization a few
;centurles away.
i Too often wo listen to the rabble
; element of our day that cries put
! against every man who achieves,
"Crucify him." Mankind never has
jand probably never will produce a
i generation that appreciates the genius
jof its day. There never will be a
Grown without a. cross, progress with
out sacrifice or an achievement with
out a challenge.
This is an age of service, and that
man is greatest who serves the larg
est number. The present generation
has done more to Improve the con
idltion of mankind than any civiliza
tion since human motives began their
upward flight. The Greeks gave human
iMfe inspiration, but while her orators
were speaking with the tongues of
angels, her farmers were plowing
(with forked sticks; while her phil
osophers were emancipating human
i thought from bondage, her traffic
moved on two-wheeled" carta driven,
and ofttimes drawn, by slaves; while
her artists were painting divine
dreams on cfinvas, the streets 01
proud Athens were lighted by fire
brands dipped in tallow.
The nonius of nast ages Eougnt 10
arouse the intellect nnd stir the soul
hut ihn muster minds of today are
seeking to serve. Civilization has as
signed to America tho greatest tasic
of the (.'.reateut age, and the greatest
men that ever trod the greatest planet
aro solving it. Their achievements
have astounded the whole world and
wo challenge every age and nation
to name men or products that can
approach in creative genius or mas
terful skill in nrcanizatlon. tne mar
velous achievements of the tremend
ous men of the present day. Edison
run nrpss a button and turn a light
on multiplied millions of homes; Vail
can take down the receiver ana taiK
with fifty millions of people; Mc
cormick's reaper can harvest the
world's crop, and Fulton's steam en
gine moves the commerce of land
and sea.
The greatest thing a human being
can do is to serve his fellow men;
Christ did it; Kings decree it, and
wise men teach it It is the glory of
this practical age that Edison could
find no higher calling than to become
the janitor to civilization; Vail the
messenger to manKina; iuuiuina
thA hired hand to agriculture, and
Fulton the teamster to industry, and
blessed is the age that has sucn
masters for its servants.
POLITICAL
AGITATORS
nnd there are many American politi
cianspro and anti who would render
their country a service by climbing
on the water wagon or signing a pledge
of political temperance. Too often
our 'legislative halls are turned into
political bar-room3 and many of tho
members become intoxicated on liquor
discussions. Wo have too many polit
ical drunkards pro and anti in our
public affairs. No one who is a slave
to the political liquor habit is quite
Kn mnable of dealing with the busi
ness affairs of government as the
sober and industrious. Wo have tew
nnWifi men in this day who are strong
enough to resist the temptation of
strong drink politically and when tne
demon Rum once becomes firmly en
trenched in the mind of a politician,
he is less capable of meeting the -demands
for constructive statesmanship
now confronting this nation.
Wo have in this country too many
red-nosed politicians both pro and
anti. A candidate with political deli
rium tremens, a preacher with politi
cal snakes in his boots and an agitator
drunk on the liquor question are the
eaddest sights in civilization and they
should all be forced to take the polit
ical Keeley Cure.
It is far more important in govern
ment to make it easier for those who
toil to eat than to make it more dif
ficult for a few topers to drink. There
is not one person in one hundred cf
our rural population that ever touches
liquor ' but we all eat' three times a
day.
ik no
CO-OPERATE WITH
FARMERS
POLITICIANS WHO CAPITALIZE
STRIFE A MENACE TO
GOVERNMENT.
Neglect of Acrioultural and Industrial
Opportunities a National Crime.
By Peter Radford.
there never was a time in the his
tory of this nation when we needed
statesmen more or agitators less than
at the present moment. The oppor
tunities now afforded us on land and
8ea demand the best there is in state
craft and the possibilities that are con
fronting us call for national issues
that unite the people, build industry
and expand trade. , The agricultural
and industrial development of this
nation has suffered severely at the
hands of agitators who have sent
torpedoes crashing into the port side
of business and whose neglect of the
, interests of the farmer makes them
little less than political criminals. We
want no more of these evil spirits to
predominate in government. Too long
their hysterical cry has sent a Bhiver
down the spinal column of industry.
Too long have the political agitators
capitalized strife, pillaged progres.
and murdered onportunity. An Indus
trial cornse is not a desirable thing,
a criDDled business an achievement or
neglect an accomplishment about
which any representative of the gov
ernment has a right to boast.
Issues that Breed Agitators Should be
Eliminated.
The political agitator must be elim
inated from public life before thought
ful consideration -can be given to a
constructive program in government
The liquor question is the most pro
lific breeding ground for agitators and
whether pro or anti, the hatch is
equally as undesirable. This article
is in no sense a discussion of the li
nuor nuostirih but deals solely and by
way of illustration with, the political
products of that issue. Other sub
jects will be dealt with in the order
of their importance.
In the history of our government
the liquor issue has never produced
a constructive statesman worth men
tioning and it never will. It has sent
more freaks to Congress, Lilliputians
to the Senate and incompetento to
office than any other political issue
under the sun.
The recent experience of the Eng
lish Parliament which lashed itself
into a fury over the liquor question
has a lesson that it is well for the
farmers of thi3 nation to observe; for
the subject in some form or other i3
constantly before the public for solu
tion and ofttimes to the exclusion of
more important problems to the Amer
ican plowmen. ,
Too Many Political Drunkards.
T.lnvd-fieorge. the Prohibition leader
of Kurone who led the prohibition fight
in England, has declared that he will
never again take a drink politically
spirit of these men and the angels
will help them roll in place me
cornerstones of empires. They are
not philanthropists; they are -wise
bankers. The spirit of tho builder
has given them a new vision, and
wisdom has visited upon them busi
ness loresight.
Tho cackle of the ben, the low
of bine and" the rustle of growing
crops echo in every bank vault in tho
nation and the shrewd banker knows
that he can more effectively increase
his deposits by putting blue blood in
thn vnina of livestock; quality in
tho yield of the soil and value into
agricultural products, than by .busi
ness handshakes, overdrafts and
gaudy calendars.
Taking the community into part
nership with the bank, opening up a
ledger account with progress, making
thrift and enterprise stockholders and
the prosperity of the country an
asset' to the bank, put behind it
stability far more desirable than a
letterhead bearing the names of all
the distinguished citizens of tho com
munity. The bank is the financial
power house of the community and
blessed is the locality that has ,an
up-to-date banker.
POLITICAL PRAYER MEETINGS
It is a sad day for Christianity when
the church bells call the communicants
together for a political prayer meet
ing. Such gatherings mark tne nign
tide of religious political lanaticism,
put bitterness into the lives of men;
fan the flames of class hatred and de
stroy Christian influence in the com
munity. The , spirit actuating sucn
meetings is anarchistic, un-Christlike
and dangerous to both church ana
state.
The success of the nation is in the
hands of the farmer.
SOUL MATERIAL HAS ENTERED
THE BANK VAULTS OF
THE NATION.
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The Bank a Financial Power House
to the Community.
By Peter Radford.
One of the greatest opportunities 1ft
the business life of the nation lies
in nractical co-oneration of the coun
try banks with the farmer in building
agriculture and the adventure is laden
with greater possibilities than any
forward movement now beiore tne
American public.
A few bankers have loaned money
tn farmers at a low rate of interest,
and ofttimes without compensation, to
buy blooded livestock, build sil03.
fertilize the land, secure better seed,
hold their products for a betetr mar
ket. TiriVo. etc. The banker In con-
L. ,
tributing toward improving tne graae
of livestock: the quality of tne seea
and the fertility of the soil, plants in
the agricultural life of the community
a fountain of profit, that, like Tenny
son's brook, runs on and on forever.
Community Progress a Bank Asset.
Tho time was when money loaneu
nn oupTi n. basis would severely test
the sanitv of the banker; such trans-
actions would pain the directory use
a Mow in the face. A cashier wno
would dare to cast bread upon waters
that did not return buttered side up
Uma fnr annual dividends would
-
have to give way to a more capable
man. This does not necessarily mean
that tho hankers are getting any better
nr that the milk of human kindnesss is
being imbibed more freely by our nnan
ciers. It indicates that the bankers are
getting wiser, becoming more able fin
anciers and the banking industry more
competent. The vision of tho builder is
crowding out the spirit of the pawn
broker. A light has been turned on
a new world of investment and no
usurer ever received as large returns
on the investment as these progres
sive bankers, who made loans to
uplift industry. The bankers have
always been liberal city builders, but
they are now building agriculture.
A Dollar With a Soul.
It is refreshing In this strenuous
commercial life to find bo many dol
lars with souls. When a dollar is ap
proached to perform a task that does
not directly yield the highest rate of
interest, we usually hear the rustle
of the eagle's wings as it soars up
ward; when a dollar is requested to
return at the option of the borrower,
it usually appeals to the Goddess of
Liberty for its contractural rights;
when a dollar is asked to expand in
nitimD tn milt thA reauirements of
industry, it usually talks solemnly of
Its redeemer, but bouI material n
Antprprt into the vaults of our banks
and rate, time and volume have a
new basis of reckoning in bo far as
the ability of some of the bankers
permit them to co-operate in promot
ing the business of farming. t
God Almlahty's Noblemen.
These bankers are. God Almighty's
Work for the best and the best wih
rise up and reward you.
Tenant farming is just one thing
after another without a pay day.
Suggested Program
of Beautihcation
for Civic Workers
"OPENING WEEK" FOR PER
MANENT EFFORT.
MANY ADVANIACtS OF
THE SUMMER SILO
(Hy C. A. Jlutton, Division of Extent
sion, University of Tennessee.;
A small silo for summer feeding is.
one of the best means of kf cping up
tne milk flow of the dairy herd. Few
dairymen have sullieienl pasture for
their herds during the hot, dry months
of midsummer, and, as a rosult, the
milk flow usually decreases.
More cows can be fed from the 3ame'
acreage by the use of the silo tu:m by
pasturing. There is no waste from
traninins down of the food, and the
cows are not exposed to the hot sun
and flies. An excellent plan Is to havo
a silo small in diameter so that some
ilace can be fed every day during the
summer, If it should be needed. Many-
dairymen now have two silos a large
cue for winter and a small one for
summer.
The dairy with plenty of good silage
is very largely independent of weather
conditions. There is seldom a season
when he can not grow a fair crop of
silage corn, arid there aro few sum1
mers when he could not make more'
money from his herd if the dry, short
pastures were supplemented with a
ration of corn silage.
From twenty to thirty pounds of
silage would be a fair daily ration for
a cow if she has some pssture. About
two and one-half to three inches
should be fed off of the surface of the
silo daily during the hot weather, in
order to keep the silage sweet and
free from mold. Allowing an average
ration of twenty-five pounds per day
for the six summer months, a herd of
twenty cows would require forty-five-tons
of silage, and a silo 10x30 feet
will be required. From four to six
feet should be added to the silo to
allow for settling of the silage. For
a herd of thirty cows, 67 tons would1
be needed, and a silo 12x30 would be
required.
THE BEST TIME TO PRUNE
Schedule Perfected by Denver Man
Has Become Model for Hun
dreds of Other Cities.
Off much better would Ourtown
look, how much would living
conditions be improved, if every one
would rally around
a live committee
and put over a
definite "Clean Up
and Paint Up" pro
gram? Here is a sug
gested program
which has been followed for two years
in Denver. It was devised by L. T.
Minehart of Denver, member of the
executive committee, National "Clean
Up and Paint Up" Campaign Bureau,
St. Louis, and has been followed in
hundreds of cities:
Sunday Civic Uplift Sermons In the
churches.
Monday FIRE PREVENTION DAY
Clean your basements and attics
of rubbish, greasy rags and waste
paper, wherever possible.
Tuesday FRONT YARD DAY.
Cut lawns, plant flower beds, clean
walks and gutters. Salt cracks in
sidewalks; exterminate ants.
Wednesday DANDELION DAY.
This day can be very profitably
used in ridding your lawn of dande
lions, trimming bushes and gardens.
There is no more important work
which the campaign could accomr
plish than to rid this city of the
dandelion and weed pest.
Thursday PAINT DAY.
Paint up inside and out, porches,
fences, woodwork and porch chairs
Business houses clean windows and
replace old awnings.
Friday BACK YARD DAY.
Clean alleys, repair fences and
sheds, screen garbage cans. Put fly
trans on garbage cans. Put on
screen doors.
Saturday VACANT LOT DAY.
Boy Scouts and school children
clean vacant lots, removing tin cans,
paper and brush. Plow and plant
garden plots wherever possible.
TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN.
"Little pots of flowers,
Little pots of paint,
Make attractive neighborhoods
Out of them that ain't"
(By C. A. Keller, Division of Extent
sion, University of Tennessee.)
Before trees com into bearing they
are best pruned as the buds swell in
the spring.
Peaches my be pruned at any time
while dormant, and In large orchards'
the work had best be begun in Decern-
ber, in order to be 3ure of finishing it.
Never neglect peach pruning.
Apples in bearing are best pruned'
in late April or early May, about the'
time the first leaves are full grown.
This will permit the formation during
the season of fruit buds for the fol
lowing year.
The Dlum is Druned very much like- .
the neach. but less severely, and the
cherry requires the least pruning of
all fruits. Plum and cherry are best
pruned as the buds swell in early
spring.
Grapes should be pruned aa soon as5
possible after the leaves fall, and late
pruning is undesirable because the
vines bleed badly after the sap starts.
Contrary to general opinion, vines
very seldom if ever bleed to death.
The wheat acreage In Wilson coun-
tv has increased 33 per cent. W. P,
Stanford. Wilson county, December 12,
Ten demonstrations listed this week.
and one took out forty-five acres in a
corn demonstration' and' another took
an much as" six acres.- F. S. Harkle-
ruad, Greene County, March 6. 1915.
HURRY THE SPRAYING
FOR SUN JOSE SCALE
(By C. A. Keffer, Division of Exten
sion, University of Tennessee.)
The month of March is the moBt fa
vorable time for killing San Jose scale,.
but the work of spraying must be done-
before the fruit blossoms open, as the
concentrated lime-sulphur solution
which is the best scale remedy, is so-
strong that it will kill the bloom. It
can., be UBed1 with perfect safety even
when the peach buds ars pink,' pro
vided tha flowers' are not open.
Spray thoroughly. To reach every
nart of the tree, it is best to prune
well before spraying, being especially
careful to head back the small limbw
that project beyond the general aver
age of the crown.
If the trees are badly infested with
scale, they should be "dehorned," or
cut back very severely. Peach treeB
may be headed back by cutting off
branches three inches or more in di
ameter.; Keep the nosszle' moving, reach
every part of the tree. The only scale
insects that are killed are the ones
tnat are touched by the spray their
food can not be poisoned. Spray until
tlie solution begins to drip' from the
limbs.
Before beginning the work put on
old clothes, cover the face and neck
with vaseline, wear goggles to protectj
the eyes, and gloves soaked in oil to
protect the hands. Cover the horse
-feliii burlaiv
-hlmen. Heaven lent ear' ho

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