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WHEN THE BOYS COME HOME
The boys will be coming borne soon, v The 87th and ?.9th Divisions, in which most of the Arkansas boys are en listed, are among the first tli-s. are to return from Fra,nce. Un'oriuaateiy, soma of them have been disaoied, and they will find it difficult ir not impos sible to resume their former voca tions. To aid in the. rehabilitation of our soldiers is the purpose of fcie Farm ers’ Give-a-Bushel War Fund, an Ar kansas movement, which is being clos ed up this week. The plan contempla tes that every farmer and member of his family, give a bushel of ni3 most abundant crop, and tint those who live in the cities and towns give the value thereof. November 19 to December lat is the date for the final drive to close up the campaign, and Saturday, November 30, has been set apart as Givc-e-Bushel Day throughout the Stats, when all pledges are to be redeemed. "The movement has the support of the State ouncil of Defense inrough its countv and community organizations, and members or representatives of the Council have been -miking a tour of the state conferring with tne cnairmen and others and urging them tu get be hind the movement, see that everybody is sciicitei and the pledges redeemed ty next Saturday. go;no very fine reports have been m i v ;,;ie members, one of the aest beh; ;. by Chairman Lloyd Eng land tor Columbia County. There is now bout 57,000 in the oanii of that county, and the chairman is confident they will be able to raise their quota,, as t :e county is thoroughly organized through the school districts, the also visited Miller county, and the workers assured him that they would secure t'feir quota of 512,000 bushels. Lofay ette county is also well organized. Other seceions of the state make good reports tut a few of them hE,ve done -very little. This is one of the necessary agen cies, approved by President Wilson. It must be continued until the boys get heme and all of them are replaced in their various employments. John S. Cravens, of the National Council, in a message to General Eng land iega,rding the relation of the -Gite-a-Bushel movement to the work of the Federal Vocational Board for the re-training and re-plac::ig of dis abled soldiers and sailors, sayw: “We shall suggest to the Federal Board the desirability of immediately sending a representative to Arkansas to confer with you and the trustees of the fund. Federal Board is charged by Congress with tasks of vocatical rehabilitation. The opportunity exists, however, foa broa-'eniaig and facilitating services to disabled men if aided by outside funds.” The Board of Trustees vll: hold an important meeting Tuesday this week. In the meantime, all war work organ . is lions are urged to get bahrnti the drive that is under way. -w.s.s. TO BE GONE SIX WEEKS FiesIJent Wilson Boas Noi Flan a Long Stay Abrca*. W iviagion Nov. 26.—President Wilson will sail for Europe week to attend the opening of the peace conference and he expects to be back in Washington soon after the middle of January. i ■ Plans for the president's rr:p are going steadily ahead, but ocyund the original announcement th - ne would leave immediately after the convening of Congress on December Z, no details hare been made public. However, it was said today that the president plans to bo back cn American sol: within six weeks . Her his ship leaves this side. There has been no indication when the peace con erenco w»:t assemoie, but the general belief here is that it will convene immediately ur'er tne Christmas holidays. Tne president goes in advance to confer w:tu tne en tente statesmen and it is expected that the brord outline or tne treaiy will be framed beforehand, wr;;i a view to its adoption soon after the confer ence meets. It was said today that there will be no censorship of tvjws of tne Peace conference and that the Ameri can newspaper correspondents will ho given all facilities possible for transmitting their dispatches. Correspondents sent from this country will make the trip on a naval vessel. They will leave next Monday ahead of the President because there is no ship available which can make ee fast time as the steameY on whicli Mr. Wilson and his party wil* sail. -w.s.s. SNOW 11 DEEP IN TEXAS Four inches Cover Western Portion of Lone Stur Store. C'U Angelo, Texas, Nov. 26.—Four Inches of snow, the heaviest in ten year3, today covered west Texas rrrfcn th« Panhandle to the Rio Oranse. Del Jt'o. tometai to the east and Mid land. on the west are tne most ex treme points which reported nere.’o; telephone, • POTATOES ROT By IMPROPER SMGE Storage Houses Should Be Built to Keep Your Sweet Potatoes To Best Advantage. By J. S. Knox, Horticulturist, Exten sion Division, U. of A. Because of improper storage many of our farmers lost their whole crop of sweet potatoes this past w-inter. That this is true is evidenced by the fact that many bushels of rotten po tatoes can be seen lying in the ditches near the farm homes. With our coun try at war and a possibility of a food shortage facing us for the coming win ter, it is necessary that every possible effort be made to stop this unneces sary whste of this important food crop. In some cases this past winter individual farmers lost enough sweet potatoes to have paid for a small stor age house of 500 bushels capacity. Several of the farmers who built stor age houses last fall have written the Agricultural Extension Division, stat ing that they-had from 300 to 500 bushels of seed potatoes for saJe. These sold easily for $2 per bushel and one farmer said he could easily have sold 2,000 bushels at that price if he had grown the potatoes and stored them. It matters not whether you are a large grower of sweet potatoes or whether you have only an acre for home use, a small storage house of from 200 to 300 bushels capacity will easily pay for itself in a few years. It is true that., if properly cared for, potatoes can be Stored successfully .in small quantities in the bank or pit, but it i3 so hard to get this work done exactly right for all conditions of weather that it is considered by all authorities to be far better to build a storage house where conditions such as temperature, moisture, etc., can be rcg'dited as desired. The storage house alone will not in sure our potatoes against decay, but we must also observe carefully the fol lowing factors: (1) At the time of harvest use every possible care to avoid the bruising of the potatoes. Throwing potatoes to a pile across several rows or other rough treatment is sure to break the skins on them' in such a way as to make the entrance of disease gorms much easier. Early this spring the writer was in a storage house where some 10,000 bushels of sweet potatoes had been stored over winter. The storage man had han dled all of his crop carefully except those in onbin—with these he had used no special care to prevent bruis ing. Potatoes in this bin had at least j cue-fourth or the potatoes with decay, while in the other bins not 1 per cent were decaying. They had jail been in the same storage hcv.se under exactly the same conditions. (2) Do not store diseased potatoes. If any signs of dis ease can be seen at digging time it is far better to feed these potatoes toj hogs or even throw them away than 1 to place in storage with good potatoes. They will not. only rot themselves but will cause ethers to rot. (-3) Sea | that the storage Louse is properly j cleaned out and disinfected before j placing a new crop of potatoes in stoi -1 age. Us.e a strong formalin solution for this purpose and be cure that the work is done thoroughly. This should be done : oipe time in advance of the storage season. (1) Thd temperature of the storage house should be at 80 to 85 degrees F. when the potatoes are placed in storage v.nd held as near this temperature p.s possible until the pota toes are properly cured. At the end of this time the temperature should bo allowed to drop to 50 to 60 degrees F. and held, about this point for the re mainder of the season. (5) The ven tilation of the building must be good, at least sufficient to carry off the moisture a3 it comes from the pota toes. It is best to make the venti lators large, then if only a small circu lation is desired the ventilators can j be partly closed. (6) Do not make the bins too large. A bin that is-7 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet Is a very good size and has given very general satisfac tion over the State. Build a storage house. Write the Agricultural Extension Divi sion, ord Statehouse, I.ittle Itock, Ark., for information and plans. KEEP THE HOGS COOL AND FREE FROM LICE AND WORMS. “To have thrifty hogs provide shade and keep lice away by pouring crude oil or some of the coal tar dips like Kreso or Zenoleum on top of the water,’’ says j! H. McLeod, Livestock Specialist, Extension Division, Uni versity of Arkansas. “To prevent worms in hogs, keep the following mixture before your hogs: 1 bushel charcoal, 1 bushel hardwood ashes, 8 pounds air-slaked lime, 8 pounds salt, 4 pounds sulphur, 2 pounds copperas. “Mix the sulphur, salt, and air slaked lime together. Then mix in the charcoal md hardwood ashes. Dis solve the copperas in two quarts of hot water and sprinkle over the mass. Put the whole mixture in a contain 'r land keep in a slu’d or biin. Keep : a portion of the mixture Jn a shallow trough before the hogs all the time." +++++**++*++++++♦ * ARKINDA NEWS <• *♦♦+♦♦♦*❖*♦♦♦♦*** Arkinda, Nov 28.—(Special.)—J. A. Hughes, Sylvester Johnson, Jonn Fur long and Mr. Thompson and son came in from Louisiana, Wednesday night looking for a location to move. John Hanes received a message from Broken Bow Wednesday that a:s son was at the point of death ana to coma at once. He and wife aimed Wednes day morning. The boy ha-j naa ty phoid fever. The flu has gave way hardly .any cases heard of in this part now. Some few c£,se3 of pneumonia as a result ot the flu yet, but they arc all rapidly improving. About 11 of the Aric.nda boys and men have been reported to the County Chairman of the Council of Defense at Ashdown for being non productive producers, which papers were sent back here to district chair man R.L.Dawson investigate:: and the E.ceusod were brought to trial Tuesday night and the evicence being not sufficient the boys were acquitted. But the evidence and proceedings of the trial brought to light some charges that may be brought against some of the parties that may be far more grav er than those against the boys and men lor not working, in this county as well as others there are some peo ple who know more about the other fellow's business than of his own. Some times they open the gate to drive the other fellow in and gets drove in him self. It is thought that when this is sifted out properly it will involve more than one as the reporters ot the ac cused of which some people are going to be greatly astonished Martin Lewis is on the si ex liar now. j l W. A. Dollar is also sick. T, M. Fortner recently went to Kan sas City. i An imigrant. car was unloaded here this week. The people come from | Texas. They located on R,. L. Daw son’s place. The writer has been informed that | an old frienefand acquaintance of his j now living in Texas that his wife died , recently as result of the influenza,1 and just a short time after the death j of his wife he took a shot gun and j killed his self which came as a, shock to the writer. The deceased leaves a family of grown children. The writer has known this family for t bout 30 years. * A message has been received here J that Mrs. Reekie Mason wife of A. M. j Mason now in the U. S. service dieci in Howard county of this stare. The deceased was ?. daughter or Mr. R. T. Smith formerly of this county, the : death wa3 ai result of the influenza. News came recently that Mr. Ru- ^ pert Sweet a 11. S. hoy was killed re cently in action. Rupert was reared in this countv and those who knew him were indeed sorry to learn, of [ his death. Rupert was a school nr to ’ :nd a warm friend of the writers hoy now ‘over there.’ School opened hpre last Monday with Prof. F. T. Edson as principle. Prof. Edson has taught three schools here and he gives good service and satisfaction and the children all like him as their teacher. Mrs. Rosa White is on the sick list this week. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. T; yd or is here from Oklahoma C. L. Jennings went to Foreman Thursday. B. B. Morris was at America, Okla homa, Thursday. P. P. Wright went to Foreman Wed nesday on business. L. Wise was here from Mound Val ley, K nsas, last week. Mr. Wise for merly lived here. He is always greet ed with a warm welcome and h:s prea ence and fat er-like expressions arc always appro dated by everybody. Floyd Chappell went to Foreman Thursday. Irvin Fallii went to Arden Thurs day. The chief Holly Roller upon being informed of the appointment of Mr. R. L. Dawso l as District chairman of the council of defense at this place imphatically informed the people thk.t he was going to sell out as soon as he could and' leave the country. Mrs. Wess Bradshaw Is right sick now. -W.S.S.--• $1510,378,(!«0 IS LOANED To Formers by 12 Federal Hanks Since March, 1917. Washington, Nov. 25.—Farmers have borrowed $159 275,000 from the twelve federal farm loan, banks since their organization in March, 1917. in re porting this today the Fairm Loan Hoard announced that capital stock or the banks, originally, subscribed main ly by the government has increased from $9,000,000 to $15,975,Oou through additional subscriptions by farm loan dissociations and that bonds amount ing to $140,122,000 have been issued | The farmers are making their pay ments promptly. The report shows only $96,000 in loans was overdue | and delinquency occurred almost en : tirely in sections where there had been crop failures. Three banks, Wichita, Spokane and Houstin, h;ve an actual surplus. TOPICS IN BRIEF. j "Gott” said, "I am tired or Kings.”— I Springfield Republican. We must not forget that our business is to end war as well as this war.— Boston Herald. Germany doesn’t go quite l-j far as to claim the Belgian b:bies commuted suicide.—Toledo Blade. The German press is showing natur al repulsion to amputation, bat u will have to submit and without anesthe tics.—St. Louis Star. Perhaps the administratin'-, wisher r.cw it h:d let Colonel Rooseveii go to the front.—Pittsburg Gazette-Timer. When you sneeze now nobouy says, “God ble3s you,”—St. Louis Star. The kaiser removed General von Oven from Metz. The Yanks were making it warm enough for Me:z with out General von Oven.—“Columbia Rec ord. It is wrong to say that women do the proposing. A proposal or mar riage like 3. proposal of peace comes from the side that i$ ready to surrend er.—St. Louis Star. If the German Government i3 of ! such a character that it can 03 c::nng I ed from a monarchy to a republic in a, | night, it could quite ;s reaaiiy be | changed back in a night r; om a repub lic to a monarchy.-—Seattle Post-In ! telligencer. : One of the worst features of the Ger man defeat is going to be the. number of Germans who are gorng :o appea: and swe r they were always opposed to the tortures, murders, an? devas tations, but were compelled ter suffer in silence.—New York Morning Tele graph. ‘ Wilson—that's all,''’ was never .meant to apply to Congress.—Boston Herald. If the German people’are really go ing to elect their officials, the first one they'll need is : coroner.—Brooklyn Eagle. How Wilhelm must kick himself to not having signed one of our own Wii yum- J. Bryan’s talk a year treaties — Indianapolis Star. When Wilyum began kicking th_ world around careless like hack yon der in 1914, wo des3ay he didn’t Know it W33 loaded.—Columbia Record. Gooseflesh as well as the goose-step is now a German characteristic.—New York MorHing Telepraph. The “mania” i3 about out of Cer ma,nia.^-Los Angeles Times. When the Germans abolish the Prus sian es-glc we might suggest that the gull would he entirely appropria-.e a • the national bird emblem.—Columbia Record. The truth of ihe matter is, Gad lie.. never been v, it.Ii Wilhelm and Wilhelm is never going to be with Goo. it will he an entirely different line-11 p.—Bos ton Post. Bo long as the cost of living stay • anywhere near its present figure, we C’n't seem to rail up any very clear vision, of general polygamy arter me war Kansas City Star. That canny German trader who visited Ostend some d:ys before the evacuation and sold thousands o. Bel gian flags will be having a fine sale of American, French and English ones in Berlin.—New York Morning Tele graph. One reason why the truth find's it so hard to overtake a lie is that the lie is short and to the point, while the, truth insists upon a, summary of 3,789 words j and a full report of 3G5 pages, with two volumes of appendices.—New York Evening Po3t. ' -:--W.S.S. ARMY AIRPLANES TO CARRY MAIL Hundreds of Machines Are to He Turn ed Over to Postal Service. New York, Nov. 27.—Captain Ben jamin B. Lipsner, director or the United States Aerial Mail Service, announced heer tonight that the War Department has turned over to the use of the mail service ‘hundreds of airplanes.” Captain Lipsner said he was not in position to announce the exact num ber, but that machines would be used as rapidly as possible in - extending the aerial mail service to all cities o' the country. The service anticipates that it will be able to organize its service from hundreds of army avi ators returning from the front: Plans for the laying of new routes and the extension of the service on a nationwide scale have not as yet been formulated, but it i3 expected that the extension will begin In the near future. -W.S.S. NEARLY A MILLION READ Is Grand Total of British Losses Dur ing the War. London, Wedne ulay, Nov. 27.—It is officiNlly announced that during the war the forces of Great Britain actually lost nearly 1,000,000 men killed or dead through various eauses. Recently it was said that British losses totaled 658,704, but this num ber did rot take into consideration men who were reported missing, who lost their lives, but of whom there is no trhee, nor did it account i'or men , who died at the front from sickness. OUR PRICE LIST ... 48 lb. Sack irf QUEEN OF THE PANTRY FLOUR for .... 24 lb. Sock cf QUEEN OF THE PANTRY FLOUR lor . 43 lb. Sack <7 K. FLOUR for .-. 24 lb. Sack 0. 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Dodson’s Liver Tone is per sonally guaranteed by every drug gist who sells it. A large bottle costs but a few cents, ancl if it fails to give easy relief in everv case of liver sluggishness and constipation, you have only to ask for your money back. Dodson’s Liver Tone is a plensant tasting, purelv vegetable remedy, harmless to both children and adults. Take a spoonful at night and wake up feeling, fine; no biliousness, sick headache, acid stomach or consti pated bowels. Tt doesn’t gripe all the next day like violeht calomel. Being Robbed our Profits CREAM waste is costing thousands of American dairy farmers $20.00 per cow per,year! Out-of-date and inefficient cream separation methods (such as the gravity system) is. actually robbing them ox this mush profit per cow. Swedish dairy farmers have, stopped all cream waste. Their farming conditions have compelled them to do so. 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See me if you want to buy a home. H. C. Hodges Rfi? t Ashdown, Ark.