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.t iat.ettsWw'wd Is ! p-,im,uji Sontraiher 1.1377 ' . (?u- r!rv.ibhs UNION CiTY, TENN,. FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1916. r TV CffiQ . lit: fti I WiutkU ... i Lh.. w.t I ctfiiiuC ; t d UmiUi Number of Counties in tlie Unit el States. Health officer of this county, I t fill the people fa the county to ' v w. have succeeded In securing X'fi'iUd States Public Health ico ia a sanitary , survey for :s county. When I tell you t; ;t t six or seven counties ia tl, l i lted States get this work, I i Ktta you will agree with me that ,, ? ! 3vi won quite a victory In se s the services of the United - ,, j Government to help us stamp cut ami prevent disease among our Just here I wish to thank the lead - citizens of Union City and the mnj io taeii letters UU auvioe ; i helping to secure this work. I J wish to thank the Obion County ;? Heal Society for its letters and , ; i at ion, and I wish to extend : y special thanks to Dr. D, jr. Prattl er f ir his letters and energetic work i helping us secure this service. ' r leather is now Assistant Surgeon f i the United States Public Health rervlee. ". He is a former physician and citizens of this county; and, ex tending credit where it is due, I doubt if we would ave succeeded! in securing this service had it not Sjeeu for the persistent efforts of Dr. Prather. All the people with whom I have talked are interested in this work, viz: The County Judge, members of the County Court, Superintendent of Public Instruction, school teachers, boards of mayor and aldermen, post masters, attorneys, business men, farmers, ministers and various wo men's organizations. This health survey will start about April 10, and I want to ask that every public-spirited man and woman in Obion County do . what he or she can to co-operate with these men in the work and help us to get a gating benefit from this valuable service. " ' , The United States Government will spend several thousand dollars In this county educating the people along modern sanitary lines how to stamp out and prevent various diseases. Special attention will be given to the prevention ot typhoid fever, malaria and tuberculosis. This is Government and State work alto gether; it will not cost Obion County oyauy of her people any money. Thj Public Health Service will furniat; bout six men who will work wa4i two or three mr.n from the State Board of Health. These men will try to visit every home On the county; will leave literature and give lectures on sanitation and the prevention of disease with special reference to eacb individual home. They will also visit the schools, and in the various towns in the county w will have nubile lectures. and lantern slide shows from the great lantern Blide library of the United st at oa Puhlic Health Service. This work will last from five to seven months, and if we co-operate with these people we may expect a lasting benefit from such a valuable service Do what you can to help these men: remember they are trained men, educated for this work, paid by the united states uovernmem nd ore dnlne what they can for your benefit. Go to the lantern elid shows, read their literature, listen to their lectures, be governed by what they teach you and do all you can to stamp out disease among our people. Remember any cour nsips or service extended to these '. men will be appreciated by me. Let us all rally to a noble cause, "Preventing Disease." H. W. QUALLS. Suggestion Eeprdir Cora Crop and Good Seed. Have you selected your seed for this year? If not, it is best that you do so soon as possible. Care should be exercised in the selection of the variety you will use. It is very unwise to plant some variety of corn unstated to your type of soil merely because you have a hobby for that, particular corn. There are plenty of good types of corn suited to rich, poor or medium lands end we would urge that you select one of the below named varieties, accord ing to the nature of your soil and give it a fair trial this year fnstead of continuing, as is done in a great many cases, to plant on poor .hill sides a corn that is adapted to rich bottom lands. , The following list, with a descrip tion of each variety, as given by the prove a benefit in this selection: FOIt COMMON UPLAND. Ripe enough either for silo or to be cut and shocked. Hickory King, Sept. 1 to 15. Ex tra sound, medium-season. Lewis Prolific, Sept. 4 to 18. Bred in Carroll County. Leader in va riety trials in West Tennessee. Looney, Sept. 4 to 18. Bred in Franklin County. Neal's Paymaster, Sept. 2 to 16. Bred in Wilson County. Excellent red cob corn for fertile uplands. ' Reid's Yellow Dent, Aug. 24 to Sept. 7. Valuable as an early va riety, which does well on the better class of Boils thruout the State. Learning, Aug. 20 to Sept. 3. A trifle earlier than Reid's Yellow Dent a yellow cosn suited to the Cumberland Plateau. FOR RICH LAND. Webb's Improved Watson, Sept. 4 tn 18. Bred in Bedford County: a medium season, extra sound. Neal's Paymaster, Sept. 2 to 16 Bred In Wilson County; a high yield ing red cob corn. Huffman, Sept. 11 to 25. Bred In Bedford County; very late but a heavy ylelder; ears large, grain deep. Hildreth. Sept. 4 to 18. A high yielding yellow corn, from Kansas. Albemarle, Sept. 1 to 15. A first class ensilage variety, superior to Batt's and most prolific in grain production. Corn requires' good soil; don't plant on very poor land; better sow thin lands to beans or cow-peas. There Is already a . tendency on the part of some to begin planting corn. It is a well known fact that neither a plant nor animal makes as good growth thruout its life after having been checked or stunted as does one that has grown off rapidly from the beginning. This is true with corn, and where planted early and chilled by late frost or cold spells thera is a tendency .toward stunting that is hard to overcome. Bear this in mind, we would urge that you break, your land, If you have not already done so, , as soon as possible and keep it harrowed well, discing it occasionally should It become packed, until time for planting, which should be preferably from April 15 to May 5, or, in sec tiona of the Highland Rim, a week or ten days later might prove pre ferable. ' . - Corn planted at that date usually does better than when planted earlier. Thorough preparation is half the cultivation; therefore, have your corn land as nearly like a gar den as possible, using the harrows thoroughly. , In selecting strains of corn, do not send far north for seed but se cure seed that is acclimated to this section. In planting,-it is a good plan to plant just deep enough to secure sufficient moisture for proper germi- RED PEP'S PHILOSOPHY ' x7 "'9 O ' I mi . at wAiiri:;a to rAnmns TO TEST SLED COSS "No other color scheme requires so much explana tion as a Hack eye" But it's easy to explain how one can have a clear, pretty complexion ' MASSAGE WITH GC20.I EIITTEH GOLD GBEi!.l a perfect cleanser a.id skin food. CALL FOR IT AT ; Jo) A. 1 ' v v The ffiyznSJL Store On 5 end 10 year terms at low rate of interest i - A L'ii; 0 A rJirCv - .8 ' if : '4 y In CLion, Lake nJ VVekley CouTities, Tenn., R.id Fulton County, Ky - orxcy Obtained Qulcllly For further information write or call F.USSEU, Ins. Ils.f or CEB, L tZ2 Ally. untoi crrY, temn. nation. More corn is planted too deep than too shallow. Snace corn according to the soil. No definite rule can be given- that will cover every range of conditions Either checking, drilling or listing corn is a 'good method to Jtollow. From the standpoint of cultivation, checkine three and one-half feet each way is probably best, provided local conditions are favorable. The number of stalks to the hill depends upon the quality of soil and water supply. On poorly drained land, where ridging is practiced, three and one-half foot to five foot rows should be used, spacing corn in drill according to grade of soil. Too often corn is a failure because of being too thick. " If you space your rows four feet apart and put one stalk every thirty Inches in the drill, you" will Tiave about forty five hundred stalks to the acre. Allowing cne good ear to each stalk, you would have forty bushels of corn. Rows five feet apart with stalks three feet apart, in drill, would give twenty-five bushels of corn, provided every stalk had cne good ear. Hence you can easily see the folly of leaving enough stalks for forty to sixty bushels of corn on land that is only' capable of producing twenty-five to thirty-five bushels. ' If land is sandy or if on uplands planting is late, one may plant .with good results in the water furrow In cultivating, you should run a section or spike tooth harrow over corn once before it is up and twice before it is large enough for regular cultlvstion, running the harrow diagonally across the corn field, the last time in the opposite direction from the first. This will destroy all weeds and give the corn a Btart without breaking corn up to any extent. Should the ground . have become packed from the rains, the first regu lar cultivation should be deep and thorough. Never cultivate deep af ter this, subsequent cultivation should be shallow and at intervals of from five to ten days, stirring the ground as soon after each rain as possible. , ; Any good tooth cultivator may be used or one with shovel attach ments. ' A soil mulch should be maintained at all times, the depth depending on section of country, whether light or heavy rainfall. In the drier sec tions, the mulch should be heavier. A depth should be established early in the growth of the corn and culti vation should nevar go- deeper for fear of cutting roots. Cultivate late; don't stop cultiva tion by the calendar, but rather cul tivate until corn ia made. CHEVY CHASE, Agricultural Agent. L. P. Bellas, General Agent. Asst. Secretary Vrooman Declare This a Ilecessary Precaution. Washington, D. C, March 25. Farmers who take the advice of Carl Vrooman, the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, will test every ear of corn this year before they plant It.; The seed corn situation, Mr. Vroo man says, is probably more serious now than it has been for years. On account of the late cold season and the heavy frosts in the early part of last October, very little corn, es pecially in the northern half of the corn 'belt, ripened naturally and at the time of the first hard frosts much, of it still contained a large amount of moisture. "Testing seed com U iI'iJ wise precaution," said Mr. Vrooman, "but this year It is a necessary one. Everyj farmer should test his seed this spring by the individual ear test. No matter how much confi dence you have in the man you buy seed from, make a test and, know for yourself that the seed is good. If the seed is not good, you can get some other that is. "A number of seed men who have well constructed seed houses report that tiey find tho early picked seed tests very satisfactory, but the Beed picked; later, even if properly dried, is very unsatisfactory. On test in northeastern Nebraska showed 80 per cent of the early field-picked seed to be good while only" 68 per cent of the crib-selected seed germi nated." In many sections of north ern Iowa and Illinois the percentage of good seed is much lower, even when the seed was picked before the frost and properly dried, while seed picked from the wagon at husk ing time or from the crib is prac tically worthless as seed. One rea son for this is that many farmers in this section are raising corn of a very large variety which requires a full growing season, and this corn did not ripen before the early frosts. "Under these circumstances, test ing each ear is simply good insur ance. One ear of corn will produce about fly. bushels if all the grains grow. n With corn at 60 cents a bushel, planting a dead ear or an ear that will produce only weak un productive stalks, means a loos of $3. If you catch only one bad ear, your testing has paid you a good day's wages. If you catch the aver age number, you've saved a week's pay in a Jwinter afternoon." Coiion Seed for Planting Purposi so J! WE' ARE IN THE MARKET ROR YOUR WOOL. SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL. Iligliosf Qualify Field Seeds for Spring lowing, including Red Clover Japan Clover (Lespsdsza) Alsyke Clover Alfalfa Clover, fled Top, Timothy ALL KINDS FIELD SEEDS CIIERRY-WS GRAIN CO. UNION CITY, TENN. Civil Service Examination, An open competitive examination under the rules of the United States Civil Service Commission for the po sition oi Forest and Field Clerk will be held in Union City. Tenn., on April 22, 1916. From the register of ellgibles re sulting from this examination it is exnected selection will be made to fill a vancancy in the position of forest clerk (male), salary $1,100 per annum, in the Forest Service, Pensacola, Fla. Applications will not be accepted from persons who do not show that they have had at least one year's exDerlence In clerical work in a business office. For further information and ap plication blanks, apply to HARRY O. VINCENT, . , , Local Secretary. Good Eoad and Goodrich "American motorists will reap an immense benefit from approximate ly $250,000,000 expended last year on highway construction," said Mr E. C. TlbMtts, director of advertis ing of the B. F. Goodrich Co. The big national highways of which we have been reading so much, are. In my opinion, only the forerunners of a network of good roads that will have a tremendous effect on Increas ed motor and tire sales. Automobile owners should not overlook the Im portant part played by the Goodrich Touring Bureau in promoting more and better highway building. Tire owners will realize a tremendous amount ef additional wilP f casing this season due to good roads. While this big saving will come to the tire owners individually tire Bales will increase materially, never theless, on account of the new fields opened up and the Increased sale oi automobiles." Oil FARL1 LANDS 1 . 1 . . 1 1 ' . ! f . . 1 n . j. A 1An1. in I am authorized to iate appucauun jot iuau vn ... Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky. The terms and conditions upon which this money will be loan ed are most favorable to the borrower. AH or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest being stopped on payments made. - ' ' Now is the time to arrange your farm loans while the money can be had at a low rate of interest and on long time. Attorney At Law 7 & Union City, Tenn. ' The Deering Bumper Disc Harrow and the old reliable Osborn are the best. You want the BEST, of course. You can get them of us. We carry a full line cf standard Chilled and Steel Breaking Plows, Corn Planters, Cultivators, etc. Our prices are right WAGONS? Yes, the light running Colum bus aiid Chattanooga. Buy now and save money. , High Grade Field Seeds. Let us show you. Will appreciate your trade. If th; divofp decr?e ia not grant ed before the tenth wedding anni versary marriage may be called a near-success. On improved lands in Goien or 'weakly County. FIVE YEAR-TERM, 5H FEB GEIlT-IIlIEfiEST f CAN GET YOU Tl E MONTY VUTH UTT1 UQY. i urn mimh TiMiim!iiiiiiijTmrniinrrf-7inii-r- $1 Pays for" The Commercial ...Year ir