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OWOSSO, MICH.. MAY 11, 1917.
Uniform Stand of Corn Returns Most
East Lansing, Mich., May 11. As
a forerunner to .the seeding of the
.corn rop, the Michigan Agricultur
al College is pointing out to agricul
turists that the size of this season's
harvest is going to depend in a large
measure upon the quality of the corn
planted and the proper regulation of
devices connected with the corn
"Now is the time," say M. A. C.
agronomists," to test seed corn for
germination, to grade properly, and
to regulate the drop of the corn
"Seed corn graders can be bought
from most hardware men and deal
crs in farm machinery which will do
a satisfactory job of grading, but
where graders are not obtainable,
Rood work can be done by hand.
"Shell and discard all irregular
grain from butts and tips. Shell
ears into shallow pans, ears with
small kernels being shelled into pan
No. 1, those with medium sized ker
nels into pan No. 2, and ears with
large kernels into pan No. 3. Keep
the three grades separate, and choose
planter plates of proper size to use
with each grade.
"To regulate the drop of planter
and ascertain the proper plato to fit
the size of kernels to bo planted,
jack up wheels, fit plates, fill planter
boxes and turn, counting the time the
right number of kernels drop per
hundred "drops." , As a rule, three
kernels should be dropped per hill,
if checked, or a kernel every 14
inches, if drilled. Change the plate
until a uniform drop occurs 90 out
of 100 times at least."
"Prepare for Peace."
We have learned by sad experience
the folly of failing to adapt the pol
icy: "In time of peace prepare for
war." Shall we also learn by ex
perience the need of a new solgan:
' In time of war prepare for peace ' ' T
Shall the welcome arrival of peace
find us with no statutory bulwarks to
protect our high paid workmen from
the competition that is certain to
await us from the further shores of
both the Atlantic and -the Pacific T
Wood vs. Steel Ships.
It is understood that Gen. Gocthals
is unwilling to undertake the job of
hatching out a flock of wooden1 jitney
merchantmen as the Shipping Board
desires. He has concluded that such
ships would soon be shaken to pieces
by the vibration of their engines and
that the only thing to use is steel as
structural material. There is no
doubt that standardized steel parts
for ships can be prepared almost as
quickly as wooden parts can and it is
certain that such ships would be far
more serviceable. The Shipping
Board, made up as it is of men who
know about shipping, was doubtless
dreaming of the good Id days of the
clipper ship just as many members
of Congress have been dreaming
about the good old days of the vol
unteer army.
Owoeso, Mich., May 11, 1917.
Quoted bf Fred Welch.
Wheat, white $318
Wheat, red ; 3 22
Oats .. 77
Rye 1 78
Barley 2 75
Beans : 9 50
Cloverseed, Alsyke. $9 00 to ,10. 00
Clover seed, June $ 9 00 to 10.00
Cloverseed, Mammoth.. 9.00tof 10.00
Hay $12 to $14.00
Quoted by Bowers & Metzger.
Beef, dressed 5 to 16
Calves, dressed 15 to 16
Pork, dressed 18 to 19
Tallow 5
Beef hides, green 14 to 17
Horse hides, each $3.00
Batter.... R5
Eggs 83
Potatoes M 2 85
Quoted by Rnndell Bios.
Bens, fat....: 1820
Batter Fat 48
Eggs 33
For Infants and Children
In Uso For0vcr30 Ycaro
Alwaysbears jry J
Signaturt of
Help in Securing Seed.
The Food' Preparedness Committee
will have every county in the state
organized for the .purpose of urging
and encouraging each farmer in
Michigan to plant eVery available
acre he can and ascertaining where
extra seed and labor is required to
successfully grow and harvest the
In each county the County Farm
Agent shall be the representative of
the Food Preparedness Committee to
learn the farmers needs and report
same to this committee. Ho will be
assisted by the Supervisor of each
township who , with a committee of
other active farmers and citizens to
be appointed by the County Farm
Agent will form the Township Com
mittee. The Township Committee will con
fer with the farmers in their town
ship to urge increased planting, to re
port names of farmers who need seed
or those who have seed for sale.
Where farmers must have credit ex
tended to enable them to secure nec
essary seed for their increased plant
ing a report in such cases will be
made by the Supervisor and the
county agent to the local bankers
and if the report shows the farmer
worthy of such credit it will be ar
ranged so he can procure the seed.
In this manner it is believed that all
farmers who are worthy and who arc
desirous of increasing their plantings
this spring, will be known and neces
sary provision made to encourage
There is an absolute necessity for
increased food production and this
Committee feels warranted in asking
the farmers of Michigan to plant all
available acreage feeling confident
that good prices will prevail on all
food stuffs and farm products.
No funds have. been placed in the
control of this Food Preparedness
Committee for the purpose of financ
ing the farmers. All applicants for
the extension of credit must be made
to the County Farm Agents and the
local committees.
Food Preparedness Committee,
Lansing, Michigan.
Let Fighters Fight.
The French mission to this country
has no hesitation in declaring its
opinion that American troops on the
fighting line will have a great effect,
morally if not numerically, in bring
ing the war to a successful close.
Col. Roosevelt can provide the men
for such an expedition in short order
and that, too, without disturbing the
plans of the administration for a
drafted army. The reasons which are
advanced for the administration's re
fusal to permit the Colonel to go
ahead are not creditable. There can
be no monopoly of glory in this war.
The Colonel could not monopolize it;
the President should not attempt to
do so.
Men Di illing for National Preparedness
Get great comfort from the me of
Allen's Foot Ease. When shaken into
the shoes it takes the friction from the
shoes, freshens the feet and makes walk
ing easy. Gives instant relief to tired,
aching, swollen, tender feet, blisters
and calnes. Also sprinkle it in the foot
bath. British and French troops use it.
Submarine Not Conquered Yet.
Putting a new ship in the water for
every ship that is sunk by subma
rines, may not prevent starvation in
England. The ship that goes down
carries a cargo of food and other sup
plies with! it. The new ship may
never get across the ocean. The real
solution of the submarine problem is
yet to be discovered, and the inan
who find it will rank with the great
est naval heroes of the world's his
Philadelphia, Pa. "One year ago I
was very sick and I suffered with pains
in my side and back
until I nearly went
crazy, t I went to
diff erantdoctors and
they all said I had
female trouble and
would not get any
relief until I would
be operated on. I
had suffered for four
years before this
time, but I kept get-'
tine worse the more
medicine I took. 1 Every month since I
was a young girl I had suffered with
cramps in my sides at periods and was
never regular. I saw your advertise-'
ment in the newspaper and the picture
of a woman who had been saved from
an operation and this picture was im
pressed on my mind. The doctor bad
given me only twd more days to make
up my mind so I sent my husband to the
drug store at once for a bottle of Lydia
E. Finkham's Vegetable Compound, and
believe me, I soon noticed a change and
when I had finished the third bottle I
was cured and never felt better. I grant
you the privilege to publish my letter
and am only too glad to let other women
know of my cure." Mrs. Tbos.McGon-
IQAL, 8432 Uartville Street, Phil a.. Pa.
County Maocabee Association. '
The Shiawassee County' Maccabee
Association held its first meeting In
Owosao. Thursday. May 8rd. The
J meeting? was called to order at 10:30 a.
1 m. by County Association Commander,
Cora A, VanSice. The morning session
was taken up by completing the organ
ization of the association, and accept
ance of the by-laws presented by the
Law Committee. At noon a most de
licious and elaborate pot luck dinner
was served to 150 ladies. The high cost
of living did not seem to make much
difference with the Maccabees. After
the noon hour the association was called
to order, and Durand Hive No. 278 put
on the opening work The exemplifi
cation of this work was done In a most
proficient manner, and great credit is
due Commander Bruening and her
Following this, Adelphia Hive No. 01
Initiated a large class of candidates,.
Commander Edith Fox and her most
efficient officers did their work in a
creditable manner. Great credit is due
this Hive for their hospitality and cour
teous manner in entertaining this asso
ciation. Bancroft HlveiNo. 57 put on a
patriotic drill. The captain, Mrs. Maud
lin of the team, deserves great credit.
Their costumes were red, white and
blue, and made a spectacular appear
ance. The many beautiful figures in
which they formed to talate the Ameri
can flag, was a feature greatly ap
plauded. Great Commander Frances E. Burns
of St. Louis, Mich., was present, and
gave splendid talks upon the interest
and work of ! the order, and dwelt et
pecially upon the great work of the Red
Cross Chapter, urging every Lady Mac
cabee to do her part in helping to win
this great world war. She explained
many ways that housewives could econ
omize, and many helpful things we
could do to brighten the hearts of our
soldier boys.
LiUie B. Stephens, the deputy for
8hiawassee county, was , present, and
the fine class of candidates initiated are
the results of her past two weeks work.
The close of the contest will not be un
til the first of June, by which time it is
hoped she will have another class as
large. Elaborate plan are being made
for the wind up of this contest.
The following program was rendered:
Vocal solo Mrs. Ruth Rust.
Duet Eva Beardsley and Arlene
Reading Mrs. Klla Osmer.
Piano solo Mrs. Minnie Buckley.
This brought the association to a close
with an invitation to meet with Ban
croft Hive No. 57 in September.
The hall was beautifully decorated
with American flags and the colors of
the order, with many palms and potted
plants. Respectfull submitted.
Michigan Central Will Help Secure
Farm Laborers.
The Agricultural Department of
the Michigan Central Railroad, thru
W. W. Hill, agricultural agent, an
nounces that it stands ready to co
operate with farmers in securing
farm laborers.
Station Agents have been supplied
with blank requests which may be
secured by anyone desiring to file ap
plications for farm laborers through
this department.
Fanners desiring to avail them
selves of this service may secure the
blanks from agents and after filling
them out may either forward them
direct or leave them with the agent
who will forward them to the agri
culural agent at Detroit.
As soon as it is possible to find
someone who might fill the require
ments the farmer will be communi
cated with and no help will be sent
out until the applicant has been fur
ther advised.
County agents have also been sup
plied with blanks from whom they
can be secured.
Although there seems to be no
available supply of experienced farm
labor at present unemployed, various
authorities arc endeavoring to secure
a list of those having previous farm
experience, who will be availble for
farm work, and also those without
experience, who in view of the need
of the nation are willing to go on
farms, and render farmers what ser
vice they can.
Mr. Hill further states that if he
or his department can be of service
in any manner he will gladly co-operate
Well Defined.
The class in selling was asked t
state the dlffereu'-e ttween "results"
tud "consequences."
One blight eyed little miss replied.
'Results are what you expect and c-ou
MiHiuem-ea are what you get." Coun
try Gentleman.
Before the city of Philadelphia re
col red its pre pent name the site was
known to the Indians by the name
"Coaquannock," which to them meant
"the grove of tall pines."
Her Penalty.
lie Does your father object to my
staying so late? She No; pa says It
servee me right for being In when you
call. Boston Transcript
He Should Be Young and Robust, Both
In Body and Mind,
The work of an aviator demands ro
bust health of both body and mind.
From leakage of petrol Bpray the pilot
may become dizzy, and the exhaust
gases from the engine carbon monox
ide and dioxide may cause headache,
drowsiness and malaise. The rarefied
air at great elevations may Induce the
symptoms well known in balloonists.
and Wells refers to a case of frostbite
in an airman who had been exposed to
34 degrees of frost at an elevation of
15,000 feet. Psychasthenic symptoms
uamely, loss of so-'f confidence and
the resulting mental worry (aeroBthe
d la) are not uncommon and prove that
the victim has mistaken his sphere of
Flying la undoubtedly the Job of a
young man under thirty years of age.
and uot every young man is tempera
mentally or physically fitted to carry
it through. Perfect eyesight is neces
sary to lusurc safe landing, correction
with glasses being not without its
dangers; perfect hearing is essential to
detect the first indications of engine
defect, and free movement of Joints of
the lower llmba to control the steering
Fits and tendency to faint absolutely
deter the aspirant from the air service.
In one remarkable instance at Ilaslar
an airman who fainted, with the result
that the aeroplane- dived nose down
ward 1.200 feet into a plowed field, es
caped with such minor Injuries that he
was at first extremely loath to give up
this branch of the service. London
Under Similar Conditions She Is More
Profitable Than the Grade.
I contend that the pure bred cow on
the average will do anything that the
grade cow on the average will do and
somethlug more, writes R. E. Hutchin
son in the Rural New Yorker.
The average production of the dairy
cows of the United States U approxi
mately 175 pounds of fat per annum.
On the contrary, the average produc
tion of 11,109 pure bred cows tested to
Jan. 1. 1010. is 430 pound fat. Which
pulled down the average the grade
cow or the pure bred? The answer is
The simple fact that it Is possible to
quote accurate figures In giving the
1 i'
1 y
Sophie's Adora, the cow here pic
tured, went on test at one day over
four years of age, and in the fol
lowing 305 days produced 15,802.2
pounds of milk containing 888.0
pounds of butter fat, which amounts
to 1,044.7 pounds of butter, figured
on the 85 per cent basis. This rec
ord makes her world's champion
four-year-old Jersey. Sophie's Ado
ra Is owned and was bred at Low
ell, Mass.
production of pure bred cows is dis
tinctly a recommendation. The abovo
figures are taken from the list of tested
cows Issued by the Jersey, Guernsey.
Ayrshire and Ilolsteln associations.
Certainly conditions of feed and care
affect production. It is equally certain
that the farmer and not the cow is re
sponsible for these conditions, and it is
my contention that under similar con
ditions the pure bred cow will produce
more profitably and reproduce more
uniform quality in her calves than will
the grade.
Probably all of us from personal ob
servation agree that the pure bred sire
Is desirable at the bead of the herd.
Have we analyzed the reasons why?
lie is simply reproducing the qualities
of his pure bred forbears In building
up the producing ability of the herd.
Would a grade bull do the same?
Would be impart the same uniformity
to his get? Not in one case out of fifty.
No dairyman ever got rich in a day.
The dairy business demands patience.
No dairyman can afford to neglect the
building up of bis future herd. It is
his responsibility to breed better cows
with every generation. The grade cow
is a haitdicap in breeding. So many
conflicting line back of her prevent
prepotency, and, she fails to breed "true
to type." Her daughters are Just as
likely to be inferior as to bo superior
to ber. On the other hand, pure bred
stock carefully selected and Judiciously
bred afford a foundation for improving
quality with every generation.
Lawyer Did you see what passed
between the two men during the af
fray? Witness No. sir. lawyer
But you were present, weren't you?
Witness Yes, sir, but my eyes are not
quick enough to follow a bullet Bos
ton Transcript
Silly Moments.
"You're so smart, can you tell why
the seaside r
"Certainly; because it was blue.,-
fialtimore American.
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Exact Copy of Wrapper.
"t h 'U Jill .
Takfi care of your complexion
and your complexion will take care of $oil
V - fitful
sir-v Jim 1 sfj s.
XsiT t r&T
Lee Moran, Dressed as a Society
; Lee Moran make a stunning wom
an, and Is always glad when the scena
rio of a Nestor Comedy calls for
him to Impersonate a female In
"The Ilome Wreckers," In which he
and Eddie Lyons open a bureau for the
wrecking of life-partnerships while
you wait" he has to play a "vampire
and he simply revels in It
lie donned a blonde wig and a
fashionable satin gown, and looked so
fine In them that Eddie Lyons Imme
diately began to make violent love' to
Try Ds For
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Knovthat
Genuine Cqstoria
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Bears the
For Over
Thirty Years
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"Makes the skin like velvet"
Belle, and His Co-worker, Eddie Lyons.
him. Visitors who were watching the
scene from the observation platform
wondered who the distinguished look
ing lady was. They were horrified to
see the woman Chrow herself Into a
chair, during a pause In the proceed
ings, and striking a match on the sole of
her patent leather slipper, proceed to
light a cigarette.
The visitors turned away from tho
set in dismay, when Eddie Lyons,
realizing what was happening, came
to the rescue of the reputation of the
Nestors. He 'called out in a loud
voice : .
"Say, Lee, got another cigarette?"
"Sure," answered the stately lady, In
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