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THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 192L
Grpiitf tiiid surer profits for the
farmt-.rs of North Dakota through the
use of more nnd better dairy cattle—
that is the purpose of the campaign
which is now being conducted by the
extension division and the Agricultural
Sentiments expressed by most of the
fanners at agricultural wettings this
year show that they are convinced that
straight wheat fanning is a losing
game. Figures bear out the truth of
this belief. During the past six years,
the average farmer in North Dakota
has made money two years on his
wheat, lost during four years, and
about broke even once, according to
figures collected by Rex E. Willard,
farm economist of the Agricultural col
lege. The profitable crops were pro
duced in 1915 and 1918, they broke
even in 1917, while in 1916, 1919, 1920
and 1921 wheat was produced at a loss.
Economy in marketing, which us
ually results from marketing through
co-operative -organizations, is being
urged by the extension workers.
County agents have been instructed to
make and are making every effort to
aid organizers for legitimate co-opera
tive concerns dealing in farm products.
In addition, a campaign of education
has been carried on so that the fanners
will he able to judge for themselves
what constitutes a true co-operative
OJ- greatest importance has been the
project outlined by the dairy special
ist. Max Morgan, and administered by
County Agent Leader John W. Haw
with the co-operation of 36 county
agents to increase the number of dairy
cattle in the state and to increase their
"If it were possible to place a dairy
herd on every farm in North Dakota
tomorrow, we would tight such a
move," says Director Gordon \V. Itand
lett of the extension division. "How
ever. it is generally recognized that a
substantial change must be made if
farming practices are to be profitable
in this state. It has been proven over
and over again that a farmer who
knows and likes to care for dairy stock
The members of the North Dakota
Crop and Soil Improvement society
are beginning to make reports on
1921 crop experiment work to the
secretary of the association, Dr. H.
L. Walster, of the department of
agronomy at the Agricultural college.
Membership of this association, organ
ized last March, is made up of students
at the Agricultural college who have
been interested in courses of agricul
DuriDg the past summer Elmer
Darling, now a student in the four-year
course at the Agricultural college,
conducted an interesting corn trial at
Thome, in Rolette county. He grew
one-half acre each of Dakota White
Flint and Gehu Flint, using home
grown seed. Alongside of these he
compared one and one-half acres of
Mercer Flint and one acre of Ivory
King, a flour corn, the latter two var
ieties being furnished by the depart
ment of agronomy. All four varieties
People who are remodeling or build
ing houses this fall have a splendid
chance to help or to improve their
heating arrangements by the way in
which they build their walls. With
wind a deciding factor in troubles with
heating systems in North Dakota, a
wise use of building papers and other
materials will aid efforts to secure the
warmest possible construction, accord
ing to Stanley A. Smith, architectural
engineer at the state Agricultural col
lege, who recently has been speaking
.« several civic bodies in the state on
iSpOtB of domestic architecture.
Prepared Under Direction of
North Dakota Agricultural College
LARGER PROFITS CAN BE OBTAINED BY
HAVING MORE AND BETTER DAIRY CATTLE
Naturally, the fanners are casting
about for some solution of their diffi
culties. Economy in production and
marketing and introduction of other
sources of revenue immediately sug
gest themselves as remedies for the
situation. The North Dakota exten
sion division, working through its field
staff of county agents and county club
leaders, is aiding the farmers every
where in the state in crystallizing com
munity sentiment and getting action on
propositions which otherwise might
not reach farther than the "VVe ought
Economy in production of wheat Is
being encouraged by the Introduction
and distribution of rust and drougth
resistant varieties, such as the Ku
banka durum and Kota, and by encour
aging farmers to diversify, decrease
the labor costs, and get the ground in
better condition for growing wheat.
A Typical North Dakota Farm With Notable Pasturage
and Housing Facilities.
can make a profit with a sinn 11 herd
is he has the necessary feed and hous
ing facilities and if lie exercises proper
care and management. Many formers
who comply with these specifications
do not have dairy cattle at the present
time, and it is toward these fanners
that our campaign & directed. /\Ve do
not want any farmer to go into the
game who cannot provide the feed and
housing facilities and who does nof
want to care for dairy stock, for such
a farmer would surely make a failure."
As a result of the work of the exten
a -o aareia ofali
sion division have been held in hun
dreds of communities of the slate at
which the merits of the dairy liedr
have been pointed out and the co-oper
ation of the local business men in fin
ancing the introduction of dairy cat
tle has been solicited and pledged.
These meetings have already begun to
hear fruit, in that many carloads of
dairy cattle are being shipped in and
distributed to the fanners who are
effuipped to care for them, while other
farmers are being encouraged by the
county agents to grow feed crops and
get ready to step into line in the pro
cession towards a better and more pro
fitable agriculture for North Dakota.
of corn were planted on spring plowed
land on May 2o. Ripe ears could be
picked from the Dakota White Flint
and Ivory King by August If). The
Ivory King reached roasting ear stage
about ten days earlier than the Mercer
flint. The Mercer ripened more rapidly
after it reached the roasting ear stage.
Mr. Darling reports that his father
has raised corn successfully on the
home farm every year for the last 11
years, but that during 1921 more var
ieties of corn matured during a shorter
time than at any time during the last
All four varieties yielded heavily,
Ivory King being the best yielder, fol
lowed closely by the two early varie
ties, the Mercer flint yielding somewhat
less. Since these fanners are engaged
in the livestock business, they wish to
harvest their corn with the corn
binder, and found that the Mercer
flint was the only one readily handeled
with the corn binder, many ears being
knocked off the lower growing var
Mr. Darling and his father will re
peat this experiment again next year
and hope to include other varieties,
their aim being to select some variety
that can be cut with a binder nnd yet
ripen enough ears to get a good, diges
"Using a few light layers of paper
with the layers only a short distance
apart, is a common but very useful
method of insuring warm construc
tion." Mr. Smith stated in a recent dis
cussion. "There should be only a
small airspace between the layers,
however. Very often a stucco con
struction will pay for itself in the heat
saved alone, to say nothing of attrac
tiveness, and saving on paint. In
making these improvements it pays to
use the best materials, and it pays to
employ competent workmen to do the
THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD, VALLEY CITY. NORTH PAKQT*
By F. A. WALKER
WITH YOUR CHILD.
US suppose you are a parent.
That you love your children and
are' seriously concerned about
their future welfare.
They are average children, no doubt,
fond of play, never still unless asleep
In mischief and out at every opportu
nity, and seem bent upon filling your
life to the brlni with ever-changing
smiles and tears.
But what of it? They are of your
own blood and bone.
Their tendencies in the main are in
herited. Turn backward a moment
They are entities of your Infant self,
in new bodies, with recently adjusted
brains and of keener vision than chil
dren of a generation ago.
As the progress of the human race
is towards advancement you must
peet differences in temperaments,
ideals and modes of expression. Like
you, they are being swept forward
by the invisible force whirling plan
ets and holding In place the heavens
and the earth.
To you has been intrusted their
The responsibility of parentage
must be accepted in the right spirt,
and when this shall have been done
the proper training of these newcom
ers will become a pleasurable duty,
fairly easy of accomplishment.
Cultivate companionship by becom
ing one of them in thought and net.
Seek to be their best friend. These
things will bring you closer to them
and enable you better to understand
and correct faults and shortcomings.
As a friend you can be firm with
out being severe.
You can lead without being suspect
ed and mold the new life to a life
of honor and beauty.
You can straighten the crooked
twig by doing it gently, not by a twist
or blow. Neglect it when it is tender,
hope of transformation is gone.
Children are natural imitators.
What their parents do and say eh 11
drep do and say, and plus. They put
in something for good measure. S
he careful of your speech and deport
They are the latest edition and must
be read with searching eyes.
There's more in this latest edition
than you may suspect, put there by
a wise Creator for the development
and advancement of mankind, and It
depends entirely on the parents wheth
er it shall be received by the world
with censure or approval.
LYRICS OF LIFE
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
THE LAKE OF STARS.
all is lovely on the lake,
No night-winds rudely pass,
Not even gentle breezes break
The water's perfect glass,
Afloat, alone, from your canoe
Look down and you will see
Reflected there the sky of blue
And all its canopy.
You will behold a thousand lights
Now near that were afar,
For only thus on perfect nights
The lake receives the star,
Seen only thus when perfect peace
Is on the quiet tide,
When all the winds that wander cease
And earth Is satisfied. ...
But, if a breeze shall venture here,
Some tiny tempest blow,
Your lake of stars will disappear
And all be dark below.
They are not blotted from the 8kies
By just a moment's care
O ye discouraged, lift your eyes,
For still the stars are there!
HOW DO YOU SAY IT?
By N. LURIE
Common Errors in English and
How to Avoid Them
"CHARACTER" AND "REPUTA
the common error of con
founding these two words, for
there is a clear and sharp dis
tinction In their meanings. Your char
acter is what you are, in your moral
nature, your abilities, etc. your repu
tation is what your friends, your
neighbors, the world, thinks of you.
Your reputation may be ruined by a
false accusation, but your character
cannot be injured by anyone but your
Abbot says, "Character is what a
person is reputation is what he is
supposed to be. Character is in him
self, reputation is In the minds of oth
ers. Character is injured by tempta
tions and wrongdoings reputation by
slanders and libjels. Character endures
through defamation in every form but
perishes where there is a voluntary
transgression reputation may last
through numerous transgressions, but
be destroyed by a single, and even an
unfounded, accusation oi* aspira
By FREDERICK CLARKE
(©. 1921, Western Newspaper Union.)
Lucy and I looked a: each other
when the lawyer came to' thnt clause
In Uncle Jabez' will. We did not
look straight out of the corners of
our eyes. At least, I saw that Lucy
was looking at me, and so 1 infer
that she saw that I was looking
at her. Then we each stared hard at
"To my nephew, Arthur Bowen, the
sum of $14,000 and my property on
Madison avenue, consisting of the
apartment house known as 'The Maple
Vine,' on condition that he shall not
marry the said Lucy Stokes within a
period of 20 years, and the said prop
erty and capital to be held in trust
for him during that period and the in
terest paid to him quarterly," the fe
rocious old fellow had written. "And
to my niece, Lucy Stokes, the sum of
$30,000, to be held In trust for her for
20 years following my death, and the
Interest to be paid to the said Lucy
Stokes quarterly, contingent upon her
not marrying the said Arthur Bowen.
And should the aforesaid legatees
marry during that period the capital
and properly aforementioned shall re
vert to the person whose name is in
the possession of my lawyer, Mr. Grif
It did not run exactly In this way,
but that was the sum and substance
of it. And the point was that Lucy
and I had never wanted to marry
It must have been three months
later, about the time when I received
the first quarterly Installment, that I
read the account of Mr. Richardson's
marriage to Miss Bunting. Oddly
enough, I experienced a sudden light
ening of my emotions, as though I
had been relieved of some dreadful
burden. And then I tinderstood. Al
though 1 had not been aware of it I
had actually been jealous of Mr. Rich
ardson! Vet Lucy and I were utterly
Incompatible in temperament as we
hnd agreed a thousand times.
We ran across each other at Atlan
tic city that summer and stopped to
"Dear old Uncle Jabez!" said Lucy
ecstatically. "Do you know, Arthur—
I don't mind confessing it to you
now— at one time I positively had a
sort of tender feeling toward you.
"When did this feeling possess you?"
I asked her.
"Oh, ages ago," she said evasively.
"Long, long before dear Uncle Jabez
died. I wouldn't have told you, only
—well, I may be engaged shortly."
"Who is he?" I yelled.
I don't know why it was, but I felt
utterly crushed. And presently I be
gan to realize what was the matter
with me. I was in love—and with
I couldn't wait 1 hurried aftpr her.
I found her entering her hotel upon
the arm of a smart, dark-haired fel
low. I wrote her a letter asking for
an appointment next afternoon at
At three o'clock I was at her hotel.
Her maid handed me a letter. I opened
"I am sorry, Arthur, but I have an
engagement with Mr. Clements this
afternoon," I read. "Perhaps some
other time will do? I ain leaving this
1 dashed the letter upon the floor
and strode out of the room. 1 had
reached the front door of the suite
when I heard a voice calling me. I
looked back. There stood Lucy at
the door, dressed all in white and
looking like a saint.
"th, Mr. Bowen, I didn't go out after
all. I had a headache," she said.
"What was it you wanted to see me
I reached her In four strides.
"Lucy," I said, making no bones
about it. "I have found out that I
love you. Will you marry me and let
Uncle Jabez go to—to the deuce?"
I was so keyed up that I didn't
know what I was saying. She put
her arms round my neck and laid her
head down on my shoulder and cried.
"Oh. Arthur," she said two minutes
later, "do you know I have loved you
all the time?"
So we were engaged, and we took
the train back to town next day to
see Sir. Coleworth. Mr. Coleworth
came out of his office at once and led
us back Into a cozy corner beside a
real, old-fashioned fireplace.
"So you two young people have
found out that you are In love with
each other?" he asked quizzically.
"Yes, and we are going to get mar
ried," I answered.
"Oh, pshaw!" said Mr. Coleworth.
"In) afraid that the capital must go
to the third party now."
"Who is the third party?" I demand
Mr. Coleworth turned round. Mr.
Stokes," he said, "to be frank with
you, it was with my connivance that
he put tlwt clause In his will. He
wanted you to get married and thought
that was the best way to bring it
"Well, he's had his wish," I an
swered angrily. "Who gets the
He pulled the will out of a drawer
"If the saicl parties shall marry,
then I bequeath the said property to
the first-born issue of the said mar
riage to be shared among all the
issue of the said- parties, the principal
to be held in trust for the said lega
tees by the parties aforementioned."
That was the time Lucy looked very
hard at the wall-paper.
Contains Seven Cozy Rooms and
EXTERIOR VERY ATTRACTIVE
Home Is Admirably Adapted to the
Family of Fair Size—Designed
With Idea of Comfort Upper
most in Mind.
By WILLIAM A. RADFORD.
Mr. William A. Radford wilt answer
questions and give advice FREE OK
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, (or the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
is, without doubi, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all inquiries
to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie
avenue, Chicago, 111., and only inclose
two-cent stamp for reply.
A year ago people were interested
in automobiles, silk shirts, theaters,
and luxuries. "Easy come, easy go"
was the spirit that guided their ac
tious. They did not think of the more
substantial things of life and paid the
price of their fly-by-night pleasures
willingly. High-priced apartments
were iu demand because even un
skilled workers were making enough
money to pay the rent that was de
manded. Every one seemed anxious
to get a good taste of the high life.
But a change lias come to pass in
the last few months, war salaries
are only a memory and unemployment
stalks throughout the land. Reduc
tions in wages have forced economy
on the same people who were spending
their money like drunken sailors a
short time ago. But with the re
trenchment in income lias come an in
crease in rentals. They continue to
mount much to the distress of ten
ants. Each successive lease date
brings a new boost.
As a result these same people who
a year ago did not have a thought
about owning their own home, who
could not be bothered tending to fur
naces or mowing a lawn, and must
have their janitor service, are now
seriously considering a little bungalow
or home of their own. They have
awakened to the stern realization that
they have wasted their years and
money paying rent. This money could
have been invested in a home. Only
when the stern reality is forced home
upon them are they seeing the light.
This fall will see an active Interest
In home building on the part of many
First Floor Plan.
renters who are simply forced to it
by the excessive demands of landlords.
Are they going to be prepared to build
a home of their own? Do they know
what they need?
The home shown here may prove a
real inspiration to families who are
anxious to own a home they can call
their own. It Is a charming home of
seven rooms and sun parlor. The ex
terior design is very attractive and
distinctive and suggestive of a pleas
ing qualntness and hospitality that
will appeal to all homelovers.
It has ni:iny characteristics of the
Colonial type of home—suggested in
the white pillars supporting the over
hanging roof, the ground level front
porch, the small-paned windows with
shutters, and the roof dormer with
shingle sides. The lower portion of
this delightful home Is stucco while
abort the first floor shingle siding Is
used. The roof ts odd-shaped, being
part %lp and part gable.
On the first floor there are three
room* and sun pnrlor, the latter open
ing out onto the front porch by means
of two sets of French doors. The liv
ing room Is real Colonial In arrange
ment, being large nnd comfortable
and «p\Tpr»cd *"Tf!• an "'d-Pashioned
fireplace that burns. This room Is lb
by 16 feet 0 Inches, an ldeol gather
ing place for the family. On the other
side of the reception hall Is the din
ing room directly In back of the sun
parlor. The dining room Is 12 by 14
feet, well lighted by double and triple
windows and conveniently located
with reference to the kitchen. This
room Is small and compact and
equipped with modern labor-saving de
The porch, which extends along the
front of the house, Is 7 feet wide.
It has solid concrete platform.
Upstairs are the sleeping rooms and
bathroom. There are four bedrooms
grouped about a central hall, each
bedroom having a closet. In addition
there are two small alcoves which
Second Floor Plan.
can be used for cozy corners, sewing
rooms or storage spaces. The bed
rooms are bright and airy.
For the family of fair size with
three or four chlldreu, this home is
admirably adapted. It calls for breath
ing space for the children and Is built
with comfort uppermost In mind.
Then again there is the element of
substantial construction. It Is built
to endure and not a flimsy shell. At
the rear a small attractive stucco
garage lias been built.
More liomes like this will add much
to the stability of the nation and help
to alleviate some of the unrest which
is so prevalent at the present time.
It lias been said that the United
States is gradually becoming a nation
of cliff dwellers without any civic re
sponsibility. Only a nation of home
owners can expect to survive. The
man who owns a home has something
at stake, he has some reason to take
active interest In city problems, taxa
tion. health, etc. He will be found at
the polls when vital issues are at
stake. He will also be found available
should the safety of the country be
threatened, for he has a home to de
Herbert Hoover in a speech recent
ly expressed alarm over the tendency
to shirk the home-owner's responsibil
ity. There are less than 50 per cent
of the population of this country liv
ing In their own homes.
Tales of the Golf Links.
In his hook, "Fifty Years of Golf,"
"Andra" Klrkaldy makes one remark
that is beyond rubles. It runs: "The
grip does not make a golfer, but
changing about with It has made
many a man uncivil to his bilrns
when he came home from the links."
There must be many wives and moth
ers who would testify to the truth
of this. One caddie, when his player
lost a ball, would drop one down his
trouser leg and say, "Here It Is and
no such a bad lie after all." (That
would be when there was betting on
the match and the caddie had been
promised a good tip if his man won.)
"Come along!" shouted an Impatient
golfer to his heavily loaded caddie.
"I'm comin'," retorted the caddie
"but ye dlnna expect a sheet o' forked
llghtnln' for eighteen pence, d'ye?"—
They were discussing at the Century
club the plays of Strlndberg, Schnitz
ler, Drlnkwater and Brieux.
"Why the deuce," said the novelist
Robert \V. Chambers, with a yawn—
"why the deuce are highbrow plays so
"At a Strlndberg play In Greenwich
village the other night a woman In
front of me poked her husband In the
ribs and whispered fiercely:
'I do wish you would pay more at
tention to the play, George. This play
Is as good as a sermon.'
'It sure Is,' George muttered drows
ily, 'only the orchestra wakes me up
A Costume of the Past.
"Farmers no longer wear their
pants tucked In their boot tops.''
"I should say not," rejoined Fanner
Corntossel. "Leather costs too much."