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Tom—How does one get used to a
\ Jerry—lt just grows on one.
i Food For Thought
Hubby—lt says here that thou
sands of bacteria can live on the
point of a needle.
Wifey—What a strange diet!
. Almost Finished
Mr. Smith—l understand your wife
Is a finished singer.
ifi. Brown— No, not yet, but the
neighbors almost got her last night.
Doctor—Ever have any organic
trouble? ( o . .
Patient— Nc, sir, I’m not musical.
UP HIS SLEEVE
A magician, traveling on a troop
ship, had his pet parrot with him.
Whenever the magioian performed
his sleight of hand stunts the parrot
began, a running fire of observations
and kept them up throughout the,
Finally, their ship was torpedoed
and sunk. Magician and parrot
found themselves together on a life
raft. After they had been floating
around for hours, the parrot said in
disgust: "All right, all right, I give
up. What did you do with the ship?’ r
First Farmer—Do you know what
r I herd?
Second Ditto—No, what?
Nice Clean Work
Dora—So you're working for that
dry-cleaning shop? Tell me, is the
: work hard?
Cora—Oh, just in spots!
Cop (angrily)— Hey, you, didn’t
you see that red light?
Girl Driver—Yes, pretty, isn’t it?
MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN, MD.
Nit—Would you rather have an
elephant kill you, or a gorilla?
Wit—l’d rather have the elephant
’ kUI the gorilla.
In the Park
Nurse Girl (coquettishly)—Do you
know how to drive a baby bua—■
Policeman—Sure, tickle its feetl
Cora—At which joint did your boy
i friend have his arm amputated?
Dora—That’s a might disrespect
ful way to speak of a hospital!
One of Those Books
t Author—So you read yourself to
sleep with my latest novel?
Critic—Yes, it’s a great yawn.
HOME TOWN REPORTER
,' WALTER A. SHEAD
WNV Stuff Correspond* nt
Wickard on Food
WNU Washington Barest l
til Union Trust Building
fj OOSIER - BORN, dirt - fanner
11 Claude F. Wickard, secretary
of agriculture, sat in his huge office
on the second floor of the depart-
Hment of agriculture
main building over
and, gazing out of
his window through
the trees onto the
culture ... an agri-
Walter Shead culture different
from any we have
known in this country.
It was as though he could see the
broad acres of his Carroll county
farm in Indiana, as he spoke, for
spring was in the air, and he was
itching to get back there, to get the
feel of the soil he loves ... to get
into a pair of overalls ... to go look
at a boar pig he has a hankering to
First, he sees in the years to come
a nation of family sized farms, own
er operated, and to make this come
true he cites the record of his Farm
Security administration which has
made more than 36,000 loans to
farm tenants, share croppers and
farm workers enabling them to buy
family-type farms of their own. And
more and more loans are being
He sees food as looming more and
more in importance in the conduct
of world affairs with the American
farmer having a vital stake in the
world peace organization and play
ing a most important part in the eco
nomic reconstruction of the world.
This will come about, Mr. Wickard
believes, through the Food and Ag
ricultural Organization of the Unit
ed Nations, the framework of which
was adopted at Hot Springs, Va.,
in May, 1943. Since that time 18
nations have approved the organi
zation and a joint resolution is pend
ing in the house of representatives
as this is written, authorizing the
President to accept membership in
the organization for the United
States. He sees the American farm
er producing to full capacity both
food and non-food agricultural prod
ucts and receiving for his work pari
ty or above, prices ... a prosperous
He pictures a postwar age of
farmers who have learned how
to use their precious land wisely
and efficiently, through recog
nized conservation and land-use
practices ... an age which will
build a permanent agriculture
—recognizing new and impor
tant responsibilities to the com
munity, living on the land from
choice rather than from compul
sion and the creation of a
new concept of the dignity of
Included in this picture is an
American agriculture freed from
most of its drudgery with new con
veniences, and new horizons for
farm life brought to rural areas
throughout the land through elec
tricity on a new and
broader scale than I
ever conceived by j
the Rural Electrifi- 1
cation administra- Us
tion. As of June,
1944, a little more 9BL'. \
than a million farm
homes had been *
electrified through My.'"* . v .
REA; however, it is i
the dream of the
secretary of agri- cunde wickard
culture to bring
REA service to every farm heme in
America and to make electricity
available to some 3,665,000 farms
and rural establishments in the im
mediate five-year period following
To carry out this program a
measure has been Introduced in
the senate by Senator Scott Lu
cas (I)., HL) to supplement the
REA act and the Agricultural
Appropriations act calling for
appropriations of more than a
half billion dollars to be loaned
to REA by the Reconstruction
Finance corporation to facilitate
and expedite electrification of
rural areas 'Ho improve the
standard of living and the eco
nomic condition of persons re
siding in rural areas."' The bill,
now before the senate agricul
ture and forestry committee,
would provide for 35 million dol
lars for fiscal year ending June
30, 1945; 150 million for 1946,
200 million for 1947 and 200 mil
lion for 1940.
Instead of the present practice off
building short electric lines to serve
a certain number of customers, the
REA program envisions a survey
of a whole area of 20 or more coun
ties at a time, or even larger areas
... the construction of lines to reach
all farmers in the area and the con
struction of electric plants, or pur
chase of electricity, if available, to
supply the whole area.
And last, but not least, there is
social security not only for farm
workers but for farm owners . . .
community health centers and rural
hospitals are a part of this picture,
... Your 1945 Garden -
Pest and Disease
WHO’S going to eat your garden,
v y you or the buga? Of course,
the answer is obvious, but you must
do something about it if you are to
do the eating.
Having in mind the Importance of
food production in Victory gardens
as essential in the war effort, Mr.
Victory Gardener must regard in
sect pests and plant diseases in the
same category as
GARDEN the Nazis and the
k * *] Japs - uncondition
. ylj A al surrender must
Wf/ AM But regardless of
I JEM the care and skill
shown in selecting
d the garden site, in
VICTORY t * le cultivation and
Wl * l fertilization of the
soil and in the selection and plant
ing, all such efforts—involving the
use of critical and scarce supplies of
seeds, fertilizers and tools may
be nullified, or partly so, by the
depredations of insects and diseases
unless steps are taken to control
Information regarding the pur
chase of insecticides and fungicide
materials may be obtained through
experienced local gardeners, local
dealers in agricultural supplies, lo
cal seedsmen, general er drug
stores or through the county agents,
the state department of agriculture
extension service, or your local
state agricultural college. Or you
may write the United States depart
ment of agriculture.
Care in Applying
Particular care should be taken in
applying poisonous insecticides and
fungicides in excessive quantities.
Also care should be taken that all
poison spray or dust is thoroughly
and carefully removed from the foli
age of any vegetable before it is
prepared for food.
Every gardener should have '
available, even before he starts
his planting, a duster or spray
er for applying insecticides and
fungicides. For small gardens, a
duster is probably preferable be
cause use of dust is easier than
the preparation and handling of
Important, is to be ready for the
bugs when they arrive. Of course,
we cannot set down here the proper
preventive or cure for all disease
and insect pests. But start fight
ing at the first sign of damage to the
Rotenone-contained insecticide is
essential to have on hand. It is used,
A cheesecloth duster may be used
to dust plants for control of leaf
especially after fruit has begun to
form, for Mexican bean beetle,
spotted cucumber beetle, flea beetles,
on beets and other plants; cabbage
caterpillars, striped cucumber
beetles, melon and pickle worms,
lettuce loopers, pea weevils, Jap
anese beetles and European corn
Another necessary insecticide to
have on hand is cryolite, which may
be used for essentially the same in
sects before the fruit has formed
on the plants.
Bordeaux mixture is also often ef
fective against all eating insects and
some fungus growths. Nicotine dust
or nicotine sulphate as a spray is
generally used for aphids, or plant
Insects and Pests
There are the general feeders on
plant life such as ants, cutworms,
grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, mil
lipedes, mole crickets, slugs and
snails, sowbugs, vegetable weevils,
white grubs and wire worms. Most
of these can be controlled with poi
son bait composed of a mixture of so
dium fluosilicate or paris green (%
pound), dry, flaky wheat bran, five
pounds, and three or four quarts of
water! Prepare in the morning and
apply late in the day.
Vegetable troubles are due to nu
merous causes, including unfavor
able soil conditions—too wet or too
dry, too rich or too poor, lack of
humus or lime, weather unsuited to
some crops, careless use of fer
tilizers, or attacks of fungi or other
The control of diseases caused by
fungi, bacteria, and other enemies
requires special additional treat
ment, as does the damage caused by
insects. The use of disease-free seed
and plants is fundamental to all dis
ease control. They can be purchased
| THE CHEERFUL CHOW
My .spirits are ekeerful
tnd *jry end qey,
30 rilled witk gkdness
I just effervesce.
A little more joy end Icf
liy troubles are,
just fore. VJ
bviltst, I duess
Ift Itl 1
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Vegetable plants. Cabbage, tomato, onion,
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WANTED TO BUY
WANTED—Goose and Dnek Feathers,
New and old. Mall samples for prices.
P. R. MITCHELL CO., Cincinnati, Ohio.
WE BUY all new feathers, duck and goosa
especially. Also feather beds. N. DEITCH.
Fruit Trade Bldg., Philadelphia. Pa.
Sovsl lAauL JaiA. ftrc
J hsL Jiqhiinq* JhsmL
DON'T TAKE CHANCES
With Cuts, Buns, Saddle Sorest
Infections work fast... on live
stock as well as human beings.
Keep your eye peeled for minor
cuts, burnt, saddle or collar
galls, bruises and flesh wounds.
Smart stockmen have relied for
years on soothing time-tested
Dr. Porter’s AntiseptloOil. Keep
It on hand for emergencies and
use only as directed ... don't
give infection achance! At your
tctoSiic.ill 1 ' I
Here’s a SENSIBLE my \
Mf* to relieve MONTHLY I
Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Com
pound is /amour not only to relieve
periodic pain but iuo accompanying
nervous, tired, hlghstrung feelings—
when due to functional monthly dis
turbances. Taken regularly—lt helps
build up resistance against such symp
toms. Plnkham's Compound helps na
ture/ Follow label directions. Ttj It!
May Warn of Disordered
Modem life with Its hurry sad wirny.
Irregular habits. Improper sating awe
drinking—it, risk of exposure and tnfee
tion —throws heavy strain on the weth
of the kidneys. They are apt to become
over-taxed and fail to filter excess add
and other Impurities from the lif e-giving
Yon BUY rnnftmr nwwwtnw haeimabn
headache, mxsinese, getting np sights,
lag pains, swelling—fed eoasseedtp -
tired, nervous, all wore out. Other signs
of kidney er bladder disorder are seme
times burning, (canty or tan fiwqneag
Try Doan's PiXU. Dews'! help the
kidneys to psee off harmful exeeea kedy
waste. They have had mom than hall a
century of public approval. Am reeam
mended by grateful users sne/WhSas.
Atk sour neighbor/
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