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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON. MISSOURI.
PACE SEVEN The FaiWs Share Live stock is marketed from farmer to consumer at a lower cost than almost any other farm product. - t , The United States Department of agriculture reported in 1916 that the farmer gets for his cattle "approxi mately two-third to three-fourths" of the final retail price paid by the con sumer for the resulting beef. Under normal conditions, the farmer's share of retail prices of various farm products is approximately as follows: Butter 71 percent CATTLE 66 to 75 per cent Eggs 65 per cent Potatoes 55 per cent ' Poultry 45 per cent Fruits 35 per cent The difference between farmer's price and retail price represents the necessary expenses of packing, freight and whole sale and retail distribution. Swift & Company not only performs the manufacturing operations of pre paring cattle for market in its well equipped packing plants, but it pays the freight on meat to all parts of the United States, operates 500 branch distributing houses, and in most cases even delivers to the retail butcher. All this is done at an expense of less than 2 cents per pound, and at a profit of only about of a cent per pound of beef. Large volume of business and expert management, make possible this indis pensable service to the live-stock raiser and to he consumer, and make possible the larger proportion of retail prices received by farmers. ::C0UNTY CORRESPONDENCE :: "Year Book of Interesting and Inttrocti t facta sent on request. Address Swift ft Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois Swift & Company, US. A PRIMROSE j Lawton Grossman. Elmer Rawson1 and Samuel Jones attended the enter tainment at the; McGahan school Sat urday night. Howard JUiackweu of near Meiio motored out to Bonne Terr one day last week. : Miss Nellie Moon was a guest at the home of Willis Moon one day last week. L. i. Williams of near Valle's Mines was a business visitor in Bonne Terre last week. Elmer Rawson was a guest of Law- ton Croesman Sunday. John Lash of near Bur Kiver trans acted business in Bonne Terre Mon day. - Wm. Rawson of Desloge Tspent the. fore Dart of last week here at the heme of his parents. Edwin .Murphy of near Big River was in Bonne Terre Monday, t Mr. and Mrs. Lass Cash were guests at the home of Wm. Rawson Thursday evening. Miss Nellie Moon was a guest ox Miss Esther Rawson one day last week. Mrs. Ciscell and daughter, Miss Leona, of Melzo were shopping in Bonne Terre one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Jones and children were guests of Janes Hold man in Sonne Terre Sunday. Saturday and Sunday will be reg ular church service days at the T. M. B. church. Everybody is invited to attend. Willis Moon was a visitor at the home of Wm. Moon Sunday. Lawton Crossman motored to Bonne Terre last week. Airs. Jane Jones was a guest at the home of Wilis Moon Saturday. Mrs. Rufus Helmes was a guest of her .mother, Mrs. Henry Pettes, Sunday. Miss Nellie Moon was a guest at the home of Willis Moon Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Rawson and little daugther of Desloge spent the week-end here, the guests of the form er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Raw- son. Those entertained at the home of Wm. Moon Sunday evening "were: Robert Lawson, Miss Esther Rawson; and little Miss Gertrude Rawson of Desloge. Miss Etta Lawson was a guest at the home off Willis Moon Thursday evening. Mrs Ida .Jones and children were guests at the home of Willis Moon one evenincr last week. ' Crops in this neighborhood are look imj fine Miss Beulah -Moon spent last week in Bonne Terre at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jake Pettes. Give to the Red Craas VALLE'S MINES ASKS GOVERNMENT 1 HOW TO CONTROL TO TAKE WHEAT POTATO BEETLES The Buchanan County Farm Bureau has passed resolutions recommending that the Food Administration take charge of all the wheat in the United States for the use of the Allies. P. H. Ross. State Leader of the county agents, believes that this is the first farm bureau in the State, or in the en tire country, to make such recommendation. wps. &SZ Keep Clean Keep clean inside, as well as outside. Do not allow food poisons to ac cumulate in your bowels. Headache, a sign of self poisoning, will point to numerous other troubles which are sure to follow. Keep yourself well, as thousands of others do, by taking, when needed, a dose or two of the old, reliable, vegetable, fami ly liver medicine, Mford's Black-Draught rtr Mrs. Maggie Bledsoe, 1 1 Osawatomie, Kan., says: I I "Black Draught cured KUI vf MnctlMtlnn nf 1.1 years standing, - which nothing had tx-en able to help. I was also a slave to stomach trouble . . . Everything I ate would sour on my stomach. I used two packages of Black-Draught, and Ohl, the blessed relief it has -given me." Black Draught should be on your shelf. Get a pack age today, price 25c. One cent a nose. AH Draggitts EBII Reports to the University of Mis souri CoUt-yre of .Agriculture inidcate that the Colorado potato beetle is working on early potatoes. T. J. Tal bert of the Agricultural . Extension Service has recommended to persons requesting informulion that arsenate of lead be used to control the pests. The poison may :be applied in tie form of spray or dust. Spray for small po tato patches may be made by mixing the poison with wattr, in the propor tion of one tabespoonful of the pow dered arsenate of lead to one gallon of water. If the paste form of tta ar senate of lead is used two tablespoon fuls will be required in a gallon of water. The mixture should be well stirred as it is applied, to insure even distribution of the poison over the plants. A small hand-atomizer, com pressed air sprayer, knapsack spray er, or bucker pump sprayer, may be used in applying the solution. The powdered form of the arsenate of lead is used' in preparing the dust spray. Three or four tablospoonfuls of air-slacked lime or fine earth dust should be mixed with a tablespoonful of powdered arsenate of lead. For small areas a sifter, such as a tin can with holes punched in the bottom, an old pepper can, talcum powder can, or cheese cloth bag may be used in dis tributing the poiBon dust. The dust spray will adhere to the plants better if it is applied when the leaves are wet with dew. In case of either the dust or liquid spray, the plants must be thoroughly covered by the poison mixture. Give to the Red Cross Proper Food for Weak Stomachs The proper food for one man may be all wrong for another. Everyone should adopt a diet suited to his age and occupation. Those who have weak stomachs need to be especially care ful and should eat slowly and masti cate their food thoroughly. It is also important that they koep their bow els regular. . When they become con stipated or when they feel dull and stupid after eating, they should take Chamberlain's Tablets to strengthen the stomach and move the bowels. They are easy to take and pleasant in effect. Obtainable everywhere, (adv.) Give to the Red Cross If the dead could bury their dead. General Korniloff would be in a con stant state of conducting a Russian funeral over himself. i Mrs. Charley -Rhodes and children of Bessville are visiting her son, H. C. Rhodes, at this writing. Miss Elsie Heaton visited her cou sin, Miss Lillie Heaton, from Thurs day until -Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Whiteaell visited at the home of Mrs. Effie Tnrley Wed nesday. Miss Sally Semar of Fraakclay vis. ited friends here Tuesday -and Wed nesday. Miss Edith Rowe visited neatives in Bonne Terre Thursday and Friday. Miss Margaret Gretzeler of St. Louis is visiting friends and reatives here at this wri.ing. Mrs. Robt. Hansen and son and sis ters, Helen and Maud, of Flat River were guests of Mrs. H. C. Rhodes luesday and Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman and son of St. Louis viited relatives hire a few days during the week. Mrs. Charey Rhodes and chidren, ban, Fred, and Evelyn, and Mrs. H. C. Rhodes wire guests at the home of Wm. E. Heaton Thursday. Mrs. Curlee and daughter and Mrs. Susie Richardson of French Village were Halifax visitors one day last week. Misses Susie and Emma Gretzeler were Bonne Terre visitors Friday. Misses Anna .and Ada Heaton vis ited at the home of H. C. Rhodes Fri day evening. Mrs. Geo. WMtesell whe a DeSoto visitor Friday. Misses Gustina and Cora Buscher visited at the home of Fred Buscher Wednesday. Gentry Larking of St. Louis was visiting here Sunday. Mrs. Edith Whaley is visiting rel atives and friends at Leadwood this week. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jones were guests of relatives here Sunday. Miss Lizzie Rowe visited friends in Bonne Terre a few days during the week. Misses Anna and Add Heaton and Cora Buscher attended th3 party at Hazel Run Saturday nignt, They re port a fine time. Mrs. John Manwatrirs and chil dren of Bonne Terre visited her moth el here Sunday. Mrs. Edith Whaley visited at the home of H. C. Rhodes Saturday and Sunday. Jas. Thurman was a Bonne Terre visitor Saturday. Arthur, Ab and Earl Sykes, Lm mett Rouggly, Everett and Tracy Thurman attended the entertainment at McGahan's Saturday night. Miss Sadie Rowe was he guest of Mrs. A. E. Rouggly S:.n-Jr and Mor- &jes Gertrude Sterraetjs of ' St. Loui.s is visiting frierds and relatives here at this writing. r.rnest Whitesell 'if jnnn! Ictre Visited relatives here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Davj Frairer were gufit of Henry Turley and family Si'iidny. Mr. and Mrs. Ge-. lurley and chil dren visited her br jevs Sunday, M.i Ada Heat n visited at the I, me of H. C. Rhodes Sunday. I'lit. Geo. Whitev-ul visited relatives in St. Louis the first; of thf week. ( .'ijiriey Shannon of Hat Fiver visiU-d his parents. Dr. and Mr. C. W. Shannon. Sunday and Monday. Wm. E. Heaton was a Bonne' Terre visitor Monday. - t There will be an ice cream socisl at Tunnel Saturday night. Everybody is invited to attend.. H. C. Rhodes and daughter, Miss Mae, were shopping in Bonne Terre Monday. Willie Hammon of Festua visited home folks Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rhodes visited at the home of Wm. E. Heaton Sunday and Monday. S. A. Sykes and son, Arthur, were DeSoto visitors Tuesday. Edw. Heaton made a business trip to Bonne Terre Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. L.- pichardson and children visited relatives at Hazel Run Sunday. - Give to the Red Cross KNOB LICK Mrs. Robt Marshall of Ironton spent last week with relatives here. Ben Mathews of Route 3 was a business visitor in Knob Lick Mon- Miss Bertha Wells was a guest of Her cousin, Miss Maud WellsL Satur day night and Sunday. Jesse Walker of Mt. Oak made a business trip to Knob-Lick Sunday. Mrs. Price of Knob Lick spent Thursday with Mrs. S. Woods. John Wells spent Sunday with his brother, Wm, of Route 6. Everett Marshall was a Knob Lick visitor Saturday. Miss Mary Clark was the guest of Miss Mary Erwin Sunday. Sam Chamberlain of Flat River spent a few days with his father last week. Miss Edith Klemp vis.ted Iva Chamberlain Saturday. A Bart CrcDDS of Esther was a Brightstone visitor Saturday night. Misses Elsie and Hazel Hutchings were guests, of Miss Maud Wells Sun day afternoon. Mrs. Grant Chamberlain was shop ping in Knob Lick Saturday evening. Mrs. Rachel VanBcek spent one day last week with Mrs. Woods. Miss Lucy McLaren and sister, Net tie, attended church at Brightstone Saturday night. Henry Hightower was a business visitor in Knob Lick Saturday Everett Marshall was the guest of Thos. Wells Sunday. Grant Chamberlain has been on the sick list with the mumps, but is re ported better. Mrs. Nannie Bird and sort, Carl, of Knob Lick were guests of Mrs. Mary Anderson Saturday. Misses Nellie, Emma and Birdie Kinneman attended he party at Mrs, Black's Friday night. John Wells was a Farmington vis itor Wednesday. Ed Erwin of Flat River spent -Sun day with borne folks. Mrs. Bud Erwin was shopping in Knob Lick Saturday. Alvie and El man Vandcrgriff of near Doe Run attended church here Saturday nicht. Jerry Rhine visited this sister. Airs. Maeeie Martin. Monday. Mrs. Lue Chamberlain and .daugh ter, Nellie, were guests of Mrs. Alex Chamberlain Tuesday. - Mr. and Mrs. Ranz Canteriberry of Flat River have moved to their Jarm near here, where Ifcey will spend the summer. Bud Erwin of Flat River spent Sat urday night and Sunday with his .fam ily. Miss Mary Clark was the guest of Mrs. Alex Chamberlain one day last week. Miss Elzie Hutching was the guest of Grace Erwin Sunday morning. J. D. Wells was a Knob Lik visitor Monday. Mr and Mrs. Snodell and Mrs. Nel lie Davis of Route 6 attended church at Brightstone Saturday night. Mrs. Bud Erwin was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ranz Canterberry Sun day. Ed Marshall was a Knob Lick vis itor one day last week- Noah Clark of near Knob Lick was a business visitor in this community 1 uesday. John Wells was shopping in Knob Lick luesday. Several from Brightstone attended church at Knob Lick Sunday night. Leo Anderson spent Sunday evening at John Wells. John Lemon and J. D. Wells visited Jesse Erwin Monday. Give to the Red Cross LIBERTYVILLE Much interest is being taken in the meeting now in progress at the Chris tian church. Good crowds are attend ing to hear the splendid sermons by Kev. M. is. Jamison. Everybody in vited to attend. The meeting will continue over next Sundav. Mrs. Perry McCarver and children, Thelma and Pau, of East Prairie are spending this week here with rela tives. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis of near Worn- ac-k were business visitors in this neighborhood Tuesday. Misses Phelma and Virginia Keith and Audell Cashion have returned to their homes here, after spending the winter in school at Farmington. Mrs. Borryman of Fredericktown spent the latter part of last week here with her mother and sister, re turning home last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Tomlinson and children. Loren and Benson, of Forn- felt came up Sunday for a visit with relatives. Mr. Tomlinson returned home Tuesday, but Mrs. Tomlinson re mained for a longer visit. It is reported that J. C. Ballard has bought the J. E. Swink farm. Mrs. T. L. Hancy and children, Ida May and Ruby, of Flat River, spent Tuesday night and Wednesday here with relatives. Leo Smith went to Farmington Tuesday and drove a new car home. - Give to the Red Cross i COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Insurance . - RATES: FARM PROPERTY One Year 50 cents per $100.00 Three Years 75 cents per $100.00 Five Years $1.00 per $100.00 TOWN DWELLINGS , One Year 16 cents per $100.00 Three Years 40 cents per $100.00 Five Years 64 cents per $100.00 O. W.'BLEECK, Agent Farmington, Missouri Phone 137 people interested in the welfare of the public schools. The situation is really serious and has been in no wise exaggerated oy me aiaie superin tendent: "The assessed valuation of various school districts are now avail able. By making the same levies as last year, at least the same revenues may be provided. In cases where a higher rate (within the maximum) than was voted at the annual meeting is needed, call a special election to vote the additional levy. "Few schools will be closed lni3 year on account of inadequate reve nues. . A real danger to scnoois lies in the employment of immature, in competent, inexperienced, or untrain ed teachers. "Teachers' salaries are wholly inad equate. The bulletin 'Concerning sal aries or Elementary leacners-, pre sents some deplorable facts. Not less than a 25 per cent increase in salary should be granted every successful teacher in the schools of Missouri. Where boards cannot make so large an increase, they should make it as much as their funds allow. "This should be done not for the teachers but for the sake of the chil dren. It is safe to say there are few teachers in Missouri schools, who are worth what they are being paid, who cannot make more money outside the school room. The schools cannot af ford to lose those who have made good." The following item has been sent in from Doe Run: "The Junior and Sen ior classes gave two plays, entitled 'All About Adam' and 'Just a Little Mistake'. They were well attended and the neat sum of $22.60 was real ized. The students used the money for a patriotic purpose by buying War Savings Certificates for the school. The names of the students participat ing in the plays were: Clara Bono, Mae Gruner, Alma Zimmer, Lillian Mayberry, Manda Jansen, Etfie Jan sen and Husrh Gruner." List of pupils receiving attendance certificates from this office, continued: Alfred Shinn of the Valle Forge school; Mitchell Mathis of the Mitchell school; May Barton of the Frankclay school; Bennie Meyer, Gentry Politte, Clifford Brooks and Rollie Pinson of the Blackwell school. CO. SUPT. OF SCHOOLS. Give to the Red Cross MRS. GUSSIE M. MATTHEWS Elsewhere in this Daner anoears a notice of the next County Teachers Examination which will be held at the Farmington High School building on Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, next. . .- The following is an extract from a rupnt eirmilnr nAnt. nut hv State Su-- perintendent Lamkin. It Bhould be! read by an school oinciais ana oy an BLACK WELL-IN HEAD RANKS Blackwell starts work of raising its portion of the one hundred million dollars for the Red Cross, by giving an ice cream social at the Brooks hall in Blackwell on the evening of May 18th. The evening was pleasantly spent listening to speeches on tho work of the Red Cross, by Hon. M. E. Rhoades of Fotosi and Rev. G. W. Steel of Hillsboro, both gentlemen be ing able speakers on this work. Mu sic was. rendered , by home talent, which was very much appreciated, af ter which the ladies served ico cream and strawberries to a large crowd. One cake, which brought $12.50, went to Miss Mollie Englcdow, showing by a vote that she was the prettiest girl present. The net receipts of the evening were $52. Much credit is due the Misses Lou nnd Nellie Politte and Olive Meyer fcr their perseverance in making the. social a success. Give to the Red Cross NOT TOO LATE FOR SPRING GARDENS Mrs. Gussie Maurice Matthews died at midnight Friday, May 17th, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Treaster, in Farmington, at the age of 34 years, 11 months and 15 days. The funeral services were con ducted at the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon May 19th, inter ment occurring at Parkview cemetery. Mrs. Matthews was summoned from her home in Oklahoma the latter part of the week to the bedside of her fa ther, who has been seriously ill for some time. Being herself ill, in bed, she reached rarmington rriday eve ning feeling very badly. A doctor was called, and did all possible for her relief, but she passed away at mid night. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends, in their sad bereavement, in which The Times joins. dive to the Ked Cross FARMINGTON ON THE WEATHER MAP Robert Forsyth was this week ap pointed official weather observer for Farmington and vicinity by the Unit ed States Weather Bureau, a branch of which, for Missouri, is located at Columbia. Mr. Forsyth will have the recording instruments installed at his home, on West Columbia street, and will make daily observations of tem perature, rainfall, humidity, wind ve locity, etc., making monthly reports as required. No remuneration whatever goes with the work. It serves to put r armmgton on the weather map, how ever, as many have contended 'for some timo it properly should be. The monthly report will be published in" the local papers also, and information will be obtainable at any time from Mr. Forsyth by anyone interested in the matter. Give to the Red Cross FAIR MAKES $600 FOR RED CROSS The profits from the Farmers' Fair, which is given annually by the stu dents in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, were given to the Red Cross this year. The reas urer of the fair has announced that approximately $600 was cleared by the 1918 Liberty Fair, which was given April 26. The money will be turned in through the University Women's Auxiliary to the Red Cross. The farmers' Fair is the largest student stunt in America. It was originated several years ago, and has been given , each year, except lost year when conditions were so unset-' tied that the students felt the stunt j would be inappropriae. The 1918 fair, however, was advertised as a Red Cross benefit, and was based upon war 1 activities. Profits from the ' fair are always devoted to some worthy cause. Folks who have not been able to plant a garden up to date have plenty of time to plant vegetables for sum mer and fall use. J. T. Rosa, Jr., of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture points out that while it. is too late for early spring vegetables the loss of these vegetables is not very serious from a food production stand point. Ho recommends that every plot of vacant land in towns be devoted to garden use, provided it can be fitted properly for vegetable growing. In dustrial, concerns can encourage pro duction 'by alotting land to their em ployees, who are always glad of the. opportunity for making gardons. Among the crops which can be planted during May are snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers and melons of all sorts, lima beans, okrs, and Irish, potatoes. Only late- varieties- of po tatoes should be planted after the first of May, such as Rural New Yovaer,. Banner and Burbank. Tomato and! celery plants can be transplanted any time during May, the plants of whicru can be easily obtained from profes sional growers, as immense numbers have been grown in anticipation of this demand. About the first of June egg plants, peppers, and sweet pota toes can be transplanted. An important feature of the garden should be root crops, such as beets, carrots, leeks, and parsnips, which are grown for fall and winter use. Late cabbage, Danish Ball-head or Flat Dutch varieties, should be sown at this time. New Zealand sninach and Swiss chard are about tho only vegetables which can be sown at this late season to supply greens during the summer. Navv and ninto he. can be planted during June. Because of the hot dry weather some sort of rngation system will be valuable during the summer. Lacking - this, such vegetables as tomatoes. ee-D-- plants, Irish potatoes, will bo much benefited by mulching between the rows with straw, manure or other ma terial of this sort. ;The fall garden is an important factor which is usmillv neglected. It is possible to have most of the early spring vegetables in the fall by making a second planting dur ing August. Give to the Red Cross AGENT NEEDED IN EACH , COUNTY, SAYS HOUSTON- A COUntv &Ppnt. m IIPArlpri in nvarv county in the United States, accord ing to Secretary David F. Houaton of the United States Department of Ag ricuture. The county agent system has demonstrated its usefulnesn as n means of developing the agricultural resources of the country. "VYorKing in intimate and sympa thetic rolntinn wit.h' ,-iirnl " says Secretary Houston in a recent communication, "the pmintv nmrt ia able to secure the application of scientific knowledge and discoveries to the business cf the farmer and tho home lifp at rnnnt,v nonrln T.i U present war he has been ready to r.iet. me emergency and to concentrate all rural forces and organizations in workinc out th O-rOMf. nrnkl.ma food production and food conservation. in recognition oi nis value as a local leader, Congrets has provided funds for the immediate extniminn nf thio system to every agricultural county in uie unnea states. State and coun ty councils of defense and all rural OT-Pnttizjifinnoj fan o na4-..In.:H vice by assisting the Government and me Diaie in accomplishing this end." Give to the Red Cross Hindenburtr cArriea mho,. i..v.' for paving the roads to Flanders. They o.Bu mane Burcaoie tombstones for his lavages. Give to the Red Cross A SrrOUD Of lOO'twnman Tolsnlmnn operators, to serve with tho Expedi tionary Forces, have already been sent to France, and 150 are now in training schools to meet future demands. Wives of officers and men who are el igible for duty in France are not accepted.- . , j - , Give to the Red Cross I