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The midland journal. (Rising Sun, Md.) 1885-1947, October 08, 1943, Image 6

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A Bit Rattled, at That
There had been a little fire in a
small hotel, and everyone had come
running out in bathrobes and what
not. One guest joined the group
watching the blaze and kidded them
on their excitement.
“Why, there was nothing to be ex
cited about,” he remarked. “I took
my time dressing, lit a cigarette,
didn’t like the knot in my necktie,
so tied it over again—that’s how cool
I was.”
“Swell," commented a bystand
er, "but why didn’t you put your
pants on?"
Not Dehydrated?
She—Don’t you think I’m a good
cook, dear:?
Hq—Yes, dear.
She—Which of my dishes do you
like best?
He—Well, er, well, that canned
hash you fixed the other evening.
Bad Case
Joe—Poor Harry will be in the
hospital for a long time.
Fred—Why? Have you seen toe
doctor? ■*"
Joe—NO, but I’ve seen the nurse!
ife ski
Billy—When my father was in
California, he saw a man-eating
Tommy—Some people eat any
kind of fish these days.
Chicken Feed
Jones—How’s your wife coming
along with her chicken raising?
Smith—Terrible. She thinks she’s
been swindled. She’s bought two in
cubators now and neither of them
has laid an egg.
Title to Fit
Artist—What name would you give
my picture?
Critic—“ Home."
Artist—But it’s a landscape.
Critic —I know it* but there is no'
place like it.
Could Be
Lawyer—Now, you still maintain
that this man is the man you saw
stealing the tires off your car?
Plaintiff—After arguing with you
for the last hour, I don’t believe I
ever had any tires on my car.
Good Boy!
Mother—l’m glad you’re being a
good boy and not disturbing daddy
while he sleeps.
Junior—Yes, mummy, I’m watch
ing the cigarette burn down to his
And What Coupon?
Little Mary Jones watched the
nurse while she weighed the baby,
the Jones’ latest. Finally, she could
contain herself no longer.
“Do you mind telling me how much
mother paid a pound for him?”
Supply and Demand
Harry—l ynderstand Jane refused
you again?
Jerry—Well, not quite. She just
said a B-13 priority rating is the
best she can give me at the present
Boom and Collapse in
Farm Land Foreseen
High Incomes, Boom
Psychology Are Causes
(Editorial From
The Chicago Dally News)
The boom in farm lands is under
way, following almost precisely the
pattern of the World War I boom
that ran from 1914 to 1920 and col
lapsed with disastrous repercus
sions. Unless controls are set up
to curb the boom, it may get out of
hand at any moment, in the opinion
of William G. Murray, professor of
agricultural economics at lowa
State college, whose pamphlet,
“Land Boom Controls," has just
been published by the lowa State
College Press.
Three factors are responsible, ac
cording to Professor Murray. They
. are: (1) the record-breaking in
comes received by farmers since
1939; (2) interest rates and loan
charges at an all-time low, making
it easy to buy on credit; (3) a land
boom psychology in which the same
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Farmers have been paying off
their mortgages with their increased
incomes. Total mortgage debt out
standing is now about six and one
third billion dollars, while in 1939 it
was about seven billions.
farm may be sold several times dur
ing the year, each time at an ad
vanced price. A high percentage of
sales are to absentee owners.
This absentee owner feature might
warrant the listing of a fourth rea
son for the boom—a “fear” psychol
ogy coexistent with the boom psy
chology. Professor Murray notes
that many of those who are buying
land for investment are doing so as
a hedge against inflation. To what
extent this fear may figure in the
national picture cannot be de
termined; but certainly it is a con
siderable factor in inducing many
city folk to invest in farm lands as
insurance against the evils of infla
tion. Another motive is to buy a
farm as a hedge against excessive
income taxes. Surplus income that
would otherwise be heavily taxed
can be put into farm improvements
or operations, and thereby escape
taxation. These two aspects of
hedging are sufficiently prevalent
among non-farmer land buyers to
warrant listing fear psychology as a
fourth major factor in the rush to
buy farm lands.
To the extent that they exist, the
fear motives might tend to lessen
the purely speculative angle of the
boom and to ameliorate its evils;
but the danger of a runaway land
boom cannot be overlooked.
Farmers are urged to buy war
bonds, or pay off their mortgages
with their surplus income, not to
purchase more land. Bonds are a
sound investment, and they can be
turned to cash readily when the war
is over, thus providing liquid as
sets at a time 'when farmers will
have most need of them. The de
pression that has followed every war
in history always hits the farmers
first and hardest.
Vitamin D Doubles
Hatchability of Eggs
With the government demanding
57 billion eggs and 4 billion pounds
of poultry meat this year, the in
creased fertility and hatchability re
ported by two New England poultry
men is considered a valuable con
tribution to the food-for-victory pro
gram. These men attribute the de
cided increases in the last few years
by their older hens to use of high
quality feed containing adequate
amounts of "D’ ’-activated animal
“The hatchability of the eggs from
these hens averaged only between
40 and 50 per cent at certain sea
sons of the year," reported the
brothers. “Today 80 per cent hatch
ability is not uncommon."
For more than two years the feed
they used has been fortified with
vitamin D, the all-important ingre
dient that prevents rickets and pro
motes health and growth of poultry.
Egg-shell texture is also much im
proved, they say.
Support Price of $1.50
Set for Sweet Potatoes
Announcement has been made by
the War Food administration of a
potato loan program which will in
sure growers returns in accordance
with the support prices announced
prior to planting time.
Support prices for cured sweet po
tatoes marketed after January 1
have been set at a minimum of $1.50
per bushel for U. S. No. 1 or better
grade during January, and $1.65 per
bushel beginning February 1.
D IGHT “in step" with the times
is this crocheted footwear. It’s
economical to make (the soles are
crocheted of rags) . . . it’s quick
to do . . . and it launders per
fectly. Make the scuffs for bed
room slippers; the open-toe style
for play shoes.
When babies shoes become dan
gerously slippery, sandpaper the
soles to prevent falling.
# * •
For safe storing, mattresses
should be covered, then hung or
placed on a flat surface with no
more than one mattress on top of
another, in a dry, well-ventilated
* * •
Make an oilcloth cover for your
ironing board to cover it when not
in use; also use the cover when
brushing and sponging garments.
• • *
To mend broken glassware, dip
it into melted powdered alum. Re
move it and hold the pieces to
gether with adhesive tape until the
alum has hardened.
• • •
A dustless dustcloth may be
made by pouring one tablespoon
of furniture polish into a glass fruit
jar and shaking jar until polish is
well coated on sides of jar. Put
into jar a yard of clean cheese
cloth, cover jar, and let cloth re
main in it for two or three days.
• • •
A cork when soaked in hot water
—even if it is a little too large—
will fit a bottle readily.
* • •
Do not wash eggs. Washing de
stroys the protective film that
keeps out air and sun.
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Entire section on wartime cooking JB ,'
problems. Economical, ration-point
savers. Quick, easy breads, sugar
saving dessert ideas. All made with
■ only fresh yeast with both Vitamins ::
A and D, as well as tlmVitamin B
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Pattern 327 contains directions for the
slippers In small, medium, large size;
stitches; list of materials.
Due to an unusually large demand and
current war conditions, slightly more time
Is required In filling orders for a few of
the most popular pattern numbers.
Sewing Circle Needlecraft Dept.
12 Eighth Ave. New York
Enclose IS cents (plus one cent to
cover cost of mailing) for Pattern
Buckskin and Wood Used
As Local Currency in ’33
During the national “banking
holiday” of March, 1933, money
was so scarce in some communi
ties that local currency was issued
by business men to carry on op
In Wallowa county, Oregon,
notes were issued of real buckskin
—each was stamped “half Buck,”
or "One Buck.” The Chamber of
Commerce of Tenino, Washington,
issued wooden money. It proved
very popular and, in all, some 25,-
600 pieces were circulated in de
nominations of 25c, 50c, and sl.
These were valued at over $6,000.
1 St. Joseph aspirin
Grog for Sailors
For almost 200 years, the Brit
ish navy has issued a drink of
grog, two ounces of rum with four
ounces of water, to its seamer
every day at noon.
Good-tasting Scott’s Emulsion contains
natural A and D Vitamins often needed
to help build stamina and resistance to
colds and minor ills. Helps build strong
bones and sound teeth, too! Give good
tasting Scott’s daily, the year-round I
Early Roman Convoys
The Romans convoyed their
ships with fast galleys.
Has merited the confidence of ’C/
mothers for more than 45 years. Good fot
children who suffer occasional constipation
—and for all the family when a relia bio.
pleasingly-acting laxative is needed. Pack*
age of 16 easv-to-take powders, 35c. Be sure
to ask for Mother Cray’s Suxti Powders. At
ell drug stores.

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