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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1 922.
Plan to Cut Corn Acreage Agreement Made by Farmers to Reduce Supply Because of Low Prices. LAST YEAR’S CROP IS UNSOLD One Nebraska Farmer Shipped Car load of Corn to Montana, Paid Freight Bill of $416.58 and Collected $416.52. The proposal to curtail corn acreage In the West in 1922 Is likely to affect Ibe price of food iwfore the end of the year. The entire country is Iteuvlly interested because if success ful, it means an increase in the cost of corn and meat, with a resultant and sympathetic increase in the price of wheat and bread. Nebraska Is not the «rdy state In which the movement Is gaining ground. lowa, Kansas. Mis souri, Illinois, South Dakota and ail the states of the great ••Bread Basket” art* moving in the same direction. Signs are plentiful throughout the Middle West that far less (torn than usual will be planted unless there is an immediate and considerable lu creuse in the price of that cereal. Most farmers recognise that the price of corn is not due to any com bination of capital or a “conspiracy,’’ hut is governed solely because of the law of supply and demand and they are preparing to cut the supply. Farmer Is Stung. Nebraska farmer* are getting about 17 cents for their corn. Farmers in states closer to markets are getting a cent or two more. Two weeks ago a farmer near Broken Bow. Neb., shipped a carload of corn to Billings, Mont. The freight was $416.58. The sidling price in Hillkwc $410.52 I’he farmer paid the difference, six cents. He.had provided the Sand and sited, planted and worked the corn gathered and shuckisi it, hauled It to the railroad station and then paid out six cents for all his trouble. AH over the corn belt the farmers uro having similar experiences. The executive committee of the Illi nois Agricultural association has iecommended to tin* Illinois farmees that they cut the acreage they will plant in coni for 1922. Illinois is the second largest corn producing state In the country. A special committee from the state farm bureau federations of lowa, ana. Kansas and Missouri has ad vised similar action. lowa is the heaviest corn producing state in Amer ica. Missouri, also, is close to the top. Indiana is not fur away. The Kansas corn crop is second only to the Kansas wheat crop. Thousands of farmers In the corn Machine That Predicts the Tides « 411 r ■ ISI9I i ’ This ■nnchine, possessed by the coast and geodetie survey In Washington, predicts the tides In any body of water In the United States from two or three years In advance. The machine not only records the year, but the month, day. hour and minute of either high or low tide. In this picture the operator Is re vealing the tide prediction for Port Townsend. Wash., for the year 1923. Seeks “Cell for Winter’’; | Gets One for Forty Years | Parry Sound. Ont. Forty $ years in the penitentiary was the j sentence Imposed by Police Mag- Z Ist rat <* George Moore on Bte- | phen Zowlsluk, who pleaded | guilty to smashing 21 windows, z ••In order to earn a term In a | nice warm Jail for the winter." | Don Acme of Politeness. Boston.—There Is a French bulldog that is the acme of politeness. His name is (Test Tol and he is the prop erty of Miss Alice F. Dunne of 4(1 Cortes street, Boston. C’est Toi got his reputation ns an extremely polite canine when he chanced to pick up a lady’s coat that was dragging on the floor. He did this so gracefully and with such evident enjoyment that he was immediately nicknamed "the Page" by his loving mistress. belt states still have on hand the corn they raised 1n 1921. They have re fused to sell at rhe low prices. Recent action of the War Finance corporation is permitting them to hold on to the com already in their bins. These farmers, in 'thousands of cases, are preparing not to produce crops in 1922, but to hold their present grain for the Increase in price which must inevitably follow if the production is cut. Will Reduce Acreage. One big land company has 5,000 acres of land at Herman, Neb. Or dinarily, this company plants 2,000 acres to corn every year. Here is what one of the owners of the com pany, as well as owner of the Omaha Bee and one of the most prominent business men in this state has to say: “There is no doubt that if corn Is not up to the cost of prod action in the coming year, in a systematic or an in dividual way farmers will decide not to plant it. On our 5.000-aere farm, not an acre of corn will be planted un less the price goes up to meet the cost of raising a crop. We have notified the manager to summer fallow the Heroine Faces Difficult Task “A. E. F.” Frawley, With 17 Wounds, Must Prove She Is Still Alive. OFFICIALLY REPORTED “DEAD" Several Installments of War Risk In surance Paid to Family—Now Everything Possible Is Being Done to Correct Record. San Antonio. Texas. — America’s greatest woman World war hero. Miss Alene E. Frawley, who has been 7v«m«m6u and shvi, buried alive and bombed, and carries seventeen wound stripes on her coat sleeve, now Is fac ing what she calls the toughest job of all —that of proving to the world that she is still alive! And all this because, following the bombing of an emergency hospital In the trenches at Chateau Thierry, she was officially reported "dead’’ In rhe government war (usually records. “A. E. F.” —that’s what the boys "over there" called her, because of her initials—headed for France two months after the United States en- SAYS THAT INDIANS ARE STARVING Turned Cannibals, According to Reports From Canada. Mounted Police Start on Four-Month Trail in Far North to Investigate— Miss Yearly Migration of Caribou. Winnipeg.—A member of the Cana dian mounted police and a guide left Edmonton, Alberta, to Investigate re ports that Indian tribes north of Lake Athabasca, in northern Canada, had reported to cannibalism, their food having failed them. These Indians have heretofore been living largely on caribou, but last sum mer they missed the yearly migration of caribou from the shores of the Arc tic and their hunt was a failure. Re ports Indicate that they are starving. The trip Is a long and dangerous one, across barren lands and through u wilderness for a distance of 400 Man’s Finger Will Replace Lost Nose Michael Fvljbley of Rollers* viile, Md., whose nose was cut off when the windshield of his automobile shattered and cut bis face, will have his little finger grafted on in place of the miss ing member. After the finger grows fast to Felghley’s face it will t>e amputated from his hand. 2,000 acres of corn I ami if prices are not up to cost. It Is better that the land should rest than that it be worn out growing a crop that does not pay out. ‘‘The surest way to nrevent the price of corn from being unduly de pressed, Is to reduce the acreage. If the farmers can get more by not farm ing than they can get by farming, the chore is easy.” The Illinois Agricultural association has issued a statement to the effect that by cutting production farmers will be doing only what manufacturers in ali other lines do—shaping the supply to meet the demand. That is the answer Middle Western farmers are preparing to give to the question as to what is to be done to save agri culture. tered the war. She joined up with the Ninetieth division as a member of the United States army nurse corps. Survives Hospital Blast. Then things began to hap|»en rapidly. Wound stripe after wound stripe went on her sleeve. At Tours a hospital was blown up. AH but two persons in the building were killed. She was one of the two. In another case a piece of shrapnel broke her finger, caromed and killed a man. Fourteen other wounds came, all while she was on the front, and then the "fatal” blast when the trench hos pital was blown to pieces. "Killed in action” Was the report after her name. In the meantime American soldiers dug her out of the ruins and took her to a hospital, where she remained un conscious for twenty-seven days. A year and eight months later she left the hospital and was sent to the Walter Reed General hospital at Wash ington. Miss Frawley’s mother and her step-father had long believed her dead. Several installments of her war risk insurance had been paid to the family. Then came a telegram stating that Miss Frawley’s "body” was being sent to the hospital. Wondering why a "body” would he sent to a hospital, the parents went to Washington, where they found Miss Frawley alive but feeble. Shortly after Miss Frawley was taken to San Antonio to recuperate in a cottage just outside the military reservation of Fort Sum Houston. At that time she weighed 8(1 pounds and was able to walk only on crutches. Today she weighs 162 and has dis carded one of the crutches. Fighting to Change Records. And, in the meantime, everything is being done to blot out the record that she was "killed in action.” Mrs. Fraw ley has made affidavits that Miss Alene E. Frawley is her daughter and not an impostor and the wheels are beginning to turn that will straighten out the mlxup, Miss Frawley believes. Miss Frawley was born near Roch ester, N. Y. Her own father was a doctor and her mother was a trained nurse. Before going to Europe Miss Frawley hud served as nurse in the Philippines, China. Hawaii and in Panama. Besides her seventeen wound stripes this greatest woman hero wears a dis tinguished service cross, the French croix de guerre and many other lesser decorations. Bounty Better Than Trapping. Superior, Wis.—Charles Baldwin, town of Superior, has trapped 12 wolves this year and received $240 In bounties. He is laughing at fur trappers, who have had a poor year. miles. No food can be obtained there and little wood for camp tires is ob tainable, there being in the region only Isolated sticks of stunted timber. The ground Is almost entirely rock ridges, interspersed with swamp land ami bogs. Another party of Canadian mounted policemen also Is leaving Fort Fitzgerald. Indians from all sections of north ern Canada converge at a central meeting point In the heart of the howl ing wilderness of this north country, where they remain for months. It is at this central point that the police hope to find them, and if cannibals are found among them, to bring these hu man tlesh eaters to civilization. Long trains of Indians and dogs win accompany the police, carrying sup plies for four months. It is reported that the port of Co penhagen Is filled with American goods that cannot be sold on account of their extreme high prices. j LIVE STOCK NEWS u t FEEDING GARBAGE TO SWINE When Collected Frequently and Well Selected It Will Make Good Quality of Meat. ♦ ** re P* re d b)' th* Unlt«d State* Department of Agriculture.) More than 40,000,000 pounds of gar bage-fed port, is produced annually throughout the United States from the feeding of table scraps and hotel refuse. Heretofore difficulties have been experienced In the economical and satisfactory disposal of city gar bage. The United States Department of Agriculture points out that the use of municipal garbage for the pro duction of pork offers a suitable method for disposal of these waste products and has permitted the repletion of our pork supplies at a low cost. Garbage which Is fed to hogs must be collected with reasonable frequency and be free from tin cans, soap, broken glass, ami other undesirable or Injurious foreign materials. It is desirable always for cities to make garbage collections and then dispose of it to individuals, associations, or corporations on a contract basis, un less the city operates Its own hog feeding farm. Long-time contracts are likely to be most satisfactory to aU concerned; besides they effect the use of a better class of equipment and better sanitary conditions. The pigs or shotes to be fed may be bought as feeders or may be raised on the feeding farm. The latter method gives much more satis factory results. Methods of feeding, handling, housing, and care may differ considerably so long as the essentials of sanitation and hog comfort are ob served. Equipment for feeding should be adapted to the type of garbage avail able and to local conditions, climate, and transportation. As a rule, raw garbage is preferable to cooked gar bage for the use of hogs. In case the weather should be so cold that the gar bage freezes, it is advisable to thaw It before feeding. Generally the use of grain as a supplementary feed for the garbage Is not an economical practice, but it must be provided when the supply of garbage Is temporarily short. Hogs which are to be fed garbage should be immunized against cholera by the double or simultaneous treat ment. Thorough, permanent immuni zation Is very Important because of the presence of raw’ pork scraps from in- of Self-Feeders for Garbage Are Sue cessfully Used in Some Instances, but Are Not Generally Recommendec Because of the Difficulty in Keep ing Them Sanitary. fected hogs which may be put into garbage cans. Garbage-fed hogs show no greater susceptibility to tubercu losis*. pneumonia, or kindred diseases than grain-fed animals. Pork from gar bage-fed hogs is as good in quality as that resulting from other feeds, and the average garbage-fed hogs sell at practically the same prices as ordinary grain-fed animals. The garbage from more than 8,000,- 000 people is fed to hogs in cities where municipal supplies of pork are produced from waste food products. If fed under suitable conditions this garbage supply is sufficient to produce approximately 80,000,000 pounds of pork a year. Generally, it takes about 50 pounds of garbage to produce one pound of marketable pork on the hoof. The garbage should be collected at least two or three times a week In northern cities, while in southern cities daily collection should lx l made during hot weather. The equipment for feeding hogs In cludes self-feeders, troughs, or plat forms, depending on the kind of gar bage fed. Garbage fed on platforms is more readily accessible to the an imals. Self-feeders need constant at tention to prevent clogging when the garbage contains melon rinds or corn cobs, or hi case It freezes. Troughs are useful for feeding garbage that Is semlliquld. In all rases the feeding equipment must be kept clean and san itary. Essentials for Hogs. Plenty of salt always before the hogs is one of the essentials for thrift, also ashes, chemicals, dry soil or other mineral. Best Breeding Hogs. Exercise and not too much feed !« essential to raising the best breeding hogs. Too much feed makes them overfat. Breakfast for Hens. Good warm wheat makes a nlct breakfast for the biddies. You will never Get Stung at the Busy i Bee Dulis Avdis, Propr. Hamburgers Made Duley Famous WATKINS-PRANTE TRANSFER Bag'gage, Express All Kinds of Hauling Telephone 5, or 147 Cotig, wgo. DONLEY & GREEVER ATTORNEYS Holm Block Cody, Wyo. G DWIGHT E. HOLLISTER Attomey-at-Law Cody, Wyoming Pioneer Bldg. 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