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THE DELDUJG BANNER-NEWS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1918. W1AK1 HELPING HUUVtH .1 akedl Goodls JERSEY IS HEAVY PRODUCER Milk Scales and Butterfat Test De. termine Whether Cow Is Prov ing Profitable or Not. The milk scales and the butterfat test tell the story of whether a cow la producing or not Jerseys have been making and breaking records for production with great rapidity during the past year. More cows are now be ing tested than ever have been In the past, and the Individual and average production Is higher than In other years. In May, three years ago, a list of Jersey cows on yearly test that were . .4. .r. ;Vv, - V 7 , V1 Jersey Cow of Merit. producing over CO pounds of butterfat per month was published for the pur pose of keeping breeders Informed as to the month-by-month production of cows on test. There were 132 cows In the first list. Three years later. May, 1917, saw 4S7 cows In the 50-pound list. This means that 4S7 Jersey cows on tet were producing at the rate of more than 50 pounds of butterfat, or CO pounds of butter In that month. At present 500 Jersey cows on test are producing at the rate of COO pounds of butterfat, or 750 pounds of butter per year. TREATMENT OF KICKING COW Care and Patience Will Effect Cure If Right Methods Are Used Two Ways of Tying. Care and patience will cure the kicking cow if the proper methods are employed. One method is to pass a rope or strap with a loop in one end of It around the body of the cow fend draw It tight. The cow will usu ally Jump at first, but when she finds she cannot get out of the rope she will stand still. If this method causes the cow to give bloedy milk, place the rope or strap behind the udder, and draw It tight as before. JLnother method is to hobble the cow by passing the rope around each ileg behind the udder, and tying just above the hocks. This method is a dangerous one, however, for the per son tying the rope. After these meth ods have been repeated a few times the cow will stand quietly to be milked. DAIRY IS A FIXED INDUSTRY Where That Feeling Exists There la Disposition to Raise Heifers or Baby Beef. The farm dairy is becoming more of a fixed industry, and where this feel ing exists there is a disposition to raise the calves the heifers for the dalryor toju sold for dairy purposes. NEWBERRY jor United States Senator The Man Who 7VvoMt Jf. Jfwbrty trict. He is going to continue to stay by his work and to do all be can to help win the war. ' Ilia fciends are actively presenting his qualifications to the people of Jlllchljan u a man who would make a splendid United Ctates Cenator. Uen of all walks of Ufa axe behind the movement because Truman Newberry would be a Cenator who would stand squarely for riht, for Justice and for equality. . A. A-A J. MmtrmfC.4mrmmm and the better calves will generally be fed into some form of baby beef as the feed and circumstances sug gest. WARM WATER MUCH CHEAPER Otherwise Cow Mutt Burn Hlgh-Prlced Corn and Other Feeds for That Purpose. If the cows are forced to drink cold water they must warm the water In their bodies. This requires food In the form of corn and other feeds. It Is much cheaper to warm the water with wood or coal than to allow the cow to burn high priced fuel in her body for this purpose. ' SHORTHORNS GOOD FOR MILK There Are Some That Are Excellent Producers, but They Are Not of the Beef Type. i A back-to-the-lander wants. to know about the Shorthorns as milk produc ers. There are some dairy Shorthorns that are excellent milk and butter ani mals. But one can no. more make a dairy animal of the beef type Short horn than make a trotter out of ' a Belgium horse. . Raise More Calves. The farmer and dairyman who ex pects to continue in the business will find It to his Interest to raise a num ber of calves each year to replace old er cattle tb,at have been disposed of. Bedding Doubly Useful. Use sufficient straw for bedding to make the animals comfortable and to absorb the liquid excrement. Nearly half the plantfood elements in animal manure occurs in the urine. WHEAT WILL HALT GERMAN DRIVE FARMERS WHO MARKET WHEAT NOW ARE HELPING NA TIONAL DEFENSE. 'Humanity and Patriotism Combine In V-'-Ing This Appeal," Says Prescott. "The Allies are still hungry and It you can spare a little more flour, for Ood's sake send it," was the plea made recently by a British officer to an Am erican audience. And who, having heard It, having realized the necessity for the cry from the brave nations of Europe, can help saving wheat There are two definite appeals to us voiced there. The one is to patriotism and to com mon sense. The Allies' cause is our cause; our men are fighting shoulder to shoulder with their men. If food falls the fighters must fall; the war must be lost. None of us are too ig norant to know what a Germany vic tory would mean, especially to the wo men and children of the land. So, our love of country, our love of our homes, our every Instinct of self-preservation must make us do each thing, whether great or small, towards vic tory. The other appeal is that of human ity. Who can refuse to deny himself because of his greediness, his love of his own food habits, when the thought comes of the Allies suffering? Can any one with either sense or sensibility keep on eating wheat pro ducts in the present need? Does it not seem a potty disgusting weakness to insist upon having food requiring white flour? Let that cry sound In your ears: "If you can spare a little more flour, for God's sake send It!" Luxuries as usual means a victor ious Germany. Save and buy War Savings Stamps. ' ' Does Things Now as never before this country must have in the United 8tates Senate able men, experienced men, men far sighted and unafraid. TRUMAN H. NEWBERRY is such a man. He is always to be d pendtd upon. He is not a dreamer, but a worker, a man who does things. He la a business man of rare judg ment. He la unhesitating and well balanced. Ilia breadth of vision, his ability to handle large affairs, and his aense of Justice and fair lay splendidly qualify him to serve n the United Butts Senate and to help solve the big problems arising and to arise out of the war, , Commander Newberry la now senrinx In the Third liaral Dis m. PREPARE GRAFTING WAX Directions Given for Melting Resin, Beeswax and Beef Tallow Hake It Into Sticks. A good grade of grafting wax may be made as follows: Itesln four parts by weight, beeswax two parts 1 by weight, beef tallow one part by weight The ingredients should be melted to gether but not boiled. As soon as they are all melted stir thoroughly and pour Into a tub of tepid water. Grease the hands with tallow and work the mass under water in such a way that it will cool evenly throughout. When tough remove from the water and pull like cahdy until it becomes a light straw color. Make Into sticks about an inch In diameter, wrap In oiled paper and lay aside until wanted. To use, simply warm by holding in the hands or by working it under tepid water. It will keep indefinitely, If the wax is lumpy It is because It was boiled or because It was cooled too quickly. Lumpy wax may be Improved by heating slowly (preferably In a double boiler or glue pot) until It is completely melted and then repeat as before. PRUNING THE FIRST WINTER Horticulturist Must Then Shape His Vines According to Character of Plant Growth. Pruning grapes the first winter after the vines are started is most important. It is then that the horticulturist must carefully study his vines, shaping them according to the character of the growth made by the plants. If the sea son has been bad, or, because of any other reason, the year's growth has been weak and short, all the wood ex cept the biggest and strongest shoots should be taken off and the big shoot cut back to not more than three buds. HIGH-RENEWAL SYSTEM PLAN Trellis Consisting of Three or More Wires Is Required Shoots Must Be Tied to Supports. - The high-renewal system of training grapevines requires a trellis consisting of three or more wires or other suit able supports carried by posts or stakes placed at convenient distances apart In the row of grapevines, the vines themselves being planted 8 or 10 feet apart In the row. The first or lowest wire upon the trellis Is usually 18 or 20 inches from the ground. The next is about 18 Inches higher, and the third about 2 feet still higher. The main trunks of the vine Is carried to the'helght of the lowest wire or sup fort. From ;'lt a cane carrying about High-Renewal System. eight buds Is trained In either direc tion along the lowest wire. From each of these buds shoots develop which bear the crop of the season; but as these shoots are seldom able to care for themselves they must be tied' to the upper supports of the trellis. MAKING LAYERS OF GRAPES Operation May Oe Done by Bending Shoot Down and Burying Part in Shallow Trench. Layers of Concord and Niagara grapes may bo made of the present season's growth by bending a shoot down and burying a portion of its length in a shallow trench about one Inch in depth. Cover with rich earth. The extreme end of the layered shoot should be tied to a stout stake In an erect position. By fall the layered, shoot will be rooted and it may then be cut off from the parent vine. This Is a good way to grow extra vines. BURN DEAD TREES IN WINTER Particular Attention Should Be Paid to Those Killed by Borers to Destroy Insects. Oak or other trees that have died daring the year, especially if they hare beta killed by borers, should be re moved and burned this winter. IX left tflVpring the Insects win lay eggs In hcilthy trees and perhaps cause their destruction. ORCHARD USED FOR PASTURE Alt niyht for Cheep, Calves and Poul try, but Horses and Cattle Should Ca Kept Out Cattle and horses Aould not be al lowed to graie In the orchard, at they not only tramp the sod hard, but will eat the tender shoots of the trees. Che orchard may be used as a pasture fcr sheep, calves and poultry, but cct rc? torses or cattle. A war caver is u life-saver. pi I I 1 1 I I I I I I Ml I I 0 i .... 'u jt$& v "From National Geographic Masazln. Waahlng-ton. D. C. copyright 1911 Photograph by II. P. Blanchard. Per Anniversary of the Battle Cruiser Yosemite in Spanish-American War On Friday, June 28, will be observed In numerous Michigan homes the an niversary of an event which looms large In the memories of many people in the state. The day marks the pass age of twenty years since that twenty eighth of June, 1898, when the nine officers and 2C0 men of Michigan's Naval Militia marked the climax of their service In the United States navy by destroying the "Antonio Lopez," a steamer that was bringing war muni tions from Europe for the aid and comfort of the Spanish armies in Cuba and Torto Rico. The history of this Important episode of the Spanish-American war is con tained in the book. "The Log Of The Yosemite," written by Truman II. New berry. Newberry was then a lieuten ant on the cruiser Yosemite, engaged Drawing by tom may from orig inal PHOTOGRAPH. Spanish Steamer "Antonio Lopei" Driven Ashore by Gunfire of "YoBemlte," Truman 11. Newberry, Lieutenant, In Spanlah-Amerlcan War. In blockade service Off the port of San Juan de Portp Rico. Since then, and mainly because of the splendid show ing he made In this service, he has served as secretary of the navy under President Roosevelt and Is now a com mander of th Third Naval District and candidate for the United States senate. The following excerpts are ta REFORMATORY TO ALL PRISON CHANGE WILL GIVE PRISONERS FAMILIES MORE MONEY IN STITUTION ALMOST SELF SUPPORTING Michigan's last prison contract, held by ah Ionia furniture company will be completed Ju3y 191. WifLh its passing will co one of the chief char acteristics of the old school of pris ons, and the reformatory at Ionia will take its place alongside the state prison at Jackson as a progressive institution, almost if not entirely self supporting. Under the prison contract system corporations were given the labor of the inmates for a fraction of what it would command in the open market, the inmates themselves, as well as the state, suffering from the resultant lack of income. Instead of contract work for private corporations the in mates will in the future be employed on state account work, farming and road construction. Instead of 60-cent day labor the state is already receiving wages ag gregating in some cases $1.50 per day. The men also receive increased wages. The state reformatory is especially favored in lands, as additional acre age was purchased last year, and the war gardens now tilled by the in mates total 310 acres. One hundred and fifty acres will be devoted to hay, 40 to oats, 40 to potatoes, 30 to om, 30 to beans and 20 to sugar beets. Again the call to colors goes out. This call is heard in every nook and :orner of town, city and country. It will be answered. Every state will 111 its quota no matter now big or how often the call comes. America a gradually awakening to the stern fact that war is on and war is hell, tn the year to come the young man vithout an honorable war record will e a sorry sight. It is fashionable now to get into the game. The war - mission to use granted the United Btatei Food Administration for Michigan by Na tional Geographic Society. Washington. D. C." ken from the report of Commander W. II. Emory, who was in charge of the Yosemite during the fight, as It ap pears In the book: "I have the honor to report that about 5:30 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, June 28, we slghtod a steam er to the westward, about two miles distant. The Yosemite was headed for the stranger. See ing our intention, the steamer was In stantly headed for the shore and beached on the reef, six miles to the westward of Morro Castle. The Yosemite remained in the vicinity of this position for some' time, during which shell and shrapnel were dis charged at the Spaniard. When it was deemed that the-, steamer was suffici ently disabled the Yqsemite steamed for a Spanish cruiser and gunboat which had come to the relief of the beached steamer. During this period, I was much surprised to find that the guns of Morro and the water battery below it had the exact range of the Yosemite's position and were effective at that distance. -Many pro jectiles of large calibre passed over the Yosemite and although the enemy made excellent line shots, some very near to the ship, she was not struck once. Our Are seemed to be very effective and made the Span ish cruiser Join her consort, the gun boat, in seeking shelter under . the guns of Morro. The spirit and behavior of the officers and crew waa In every way highly commendable." With Commander Newberry and many others of the old crew of the "Yosemite" again serving their coun try, there will be no official celebra tion of the anniversary this year. How ever, all of the survivors of the battle of twenty years ago and their families will live the stirring day over again in memory. must be won. It will cost ten times as much to lose it as to win it. Old Glory has always won in every war in which it was carried. Defeat must not come now. Have no pat ience with anybody who tries to shoot or po'son our soldiers from the rear. The home folks must be loyal. Strong medicine is needed for those who are not. Mr. Loafer, get to work. Get a hoe, spade, rake, plow or any other weapon with which you can help lick the kaiser. " You will not be popular wearing out the seat of your pants in 1918. If you have retired from hard work show that your heart is in the game by going into the great army of occupa tion right here. Do it now. Ex. LOWELL IS PLACED ON THE BLACK LIST BY AUTOISTS It is claimed by a number of auto mobile drivers and motor truck driv ers using the Grand Rapids road that an organized effort to plunder driv ers of motor vehicles exists among officials of the town of Lowell. Driv ers have been taken before the court on charges of fast driving and vio lators of rt)ad laws, when such charges could not be sustained. The result of the campaign against automobilists in Lowell, however, has netted a fine little meal ticket for some of the "officials." it is claimed. Some of these officials got away with their charges through intimida tion or because drivers would rather pay tribute than be held up and put to the expense of fighting the charges in a court which they think might be biased. Drivers in automobiles drive a ways in this city have combined to leave no money with Lowell merchants nor hotels. . Since the treatment ac corded the automobile tourists in the town of Lowell is anything but cour teous and neighborly, the old town seems due to go. into the black list. One local manufacturing concern whose agent has been "held up" in Lowell, will fight the case and take the mater to the governor if neces sary. Preparations to scrap it out with Lowell s official highwaymen be gan on Monday. Lansing Journal. f You may not be able to fight, but you can save and buy War Savings Stamps. Get your bread and baked goods at the place where quality and cleanliness count just as muck now as before the war. THE CITY BAKERY' Ton i ff Grand Rapids, icd. When you want flowers for any purpose Largest and best equipped v floral establishment in Western Michigan Store on corner of Monroe and Division Ave. Store Phones Bell, 173 Citizens, 5171 Fertilizer on your Corn and Beans will give you a better yield and help your crop to mature before the fall frosts. We have a limited supply on hand which we will sell, while it lasts,'at 29.00 per ton. We have Beech and Maple wood, and a few tons of soft coal that are not sold. E. CHAPPLE .CO. ' lot Stair EYiggs' m IFairns 120 ACRES in Orleans township, on State reward road, excellent clay ' loam soil, modern dairy or stock barn, sanitary in every de tail, water in barn', large silo attached, modern 6 room semi-bungalow, moist air heat, 8 room house with running water and furnace. One of the best farms in Ionia county. 2! ACRES with fruit inside limits of Belding. 10 ACRES with good house' and barn and out buildings near Chad wick, soil clay loam, seeded to timothy and clover, stock and tools go with place. j 80 ACRES. A bargain.near Kent City, living water, C room house, hew hip roof barn, 170 bearing apple trees, clover meadow. 35 ACRES at Wood's Corners, on Ionia road, new house, small barn will sell at an attactive price 50 ACRES within limits of Greenville, 6 room cottage, out building, , fruit. Can take city property in part. 30 ACRES 2 1-2 miles from Belding, clay loam soil, good house and small barn; must sell to close an estate. 160 ACRES at Smyrna, good building with running water, good soil, excellent location. 80 ACRES excellent farming and pasture land near Orleans village, good windmill and well, no buildings. If you arc looking for a house in, Belding at about one-half cost cf , construction, see tia. W. E.- OTTLE ' MANAGER REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT. Phcne 70 :-: ' Commercial Bank iti Re. 201 Pere Marquette train time at Eeldinc Corrected Utteh h 1918 To Greenville and Biz Rapids, 4:C3 To Ionia and Detroit, 11:42 a. nu p. ta. , , ' To Lowell and Grtnd Rrpiia, 10:57 To Greenville and Sajinaw, 7:53 a. m . .2:CO p. m., and 7:CJ p. in. m.; 5:35 p. la. fan; gain Farm Phones Bell, 651 Citizens, 6211 Daily.