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THE OWOSSO TIMES
SUBSCRIPTION St.OO YEAR Entered at tbo Pottofflce In Owoeai for transmission a seoond-elass matter Published every Friday nooa. OWOSSO. MICH.. JUNE 4, 1920. i SLOW TO ACCEPT BUDDHISM People of Japan Loath to Embrace Faith Introduced Into the j . Country by Korea. Buddhism w as Introduced into Japan toy Korea in the year 552. It was first embraced by the higher classes, partic ularly In scholarly circles, but the lower classes still clung to their old , faith of Shlntolsm. The doctrines of Buddhism were written In the Chinese language and the believers offered their prayers In that tongue. At one tiin Buddhism made such strides ns to become the state religion in Japan, but the people still opposed It with a determination of upholding their own Shlntolsm, until the r.tates men and priests Invented nn Ingenious way of explaining and Interpreting the religious principles of Buddhism. They adopted the theory of monothe ism as well as polytheism by saying that there is only one supreme power Which Is personified In the form of .various gods aud goddesses, according to the different countries and different Institutions. The principles of Buddhism and Shlntolsm wore thus reconciled and, in order to convince the popular mind of this theory, Emperor Shomu pa tronized a movement to erect a large bronze statue of Daibutsu or Buddha at Nura, tlie statue being completed Jn the year 752 after 14 years of cast ing und construction. LIKE SWORD OF DAMOCLES How Mary Others Have Unwittingly Sat in Peril of Which They Were Ignorant? It may have chanced that some of OS have unwittingly sat under a sword of Damocles and "through good luck rather than good management" have scaped its f;ili. Damocles himself was happily ignorant of his danger for a brief thr-e. The story, with its perfectly obvious moral, Is that in the reign of Dio nysius the Elder as the ruler of Syra cuse In Greece, years before the Chrls tlon era, one Damocles, a member of the court, wishing to establish himself securely with the monarch, flattered him unduly. Being a good deal of n man and believing that "flattery, like cologne water, Is to be sinolled of, not swallowed," Dionysius decided to feach the courtier a lesson. He Invited him to a wonderful ban quet, which Damocles enjoyed greatly until he perceived above his head a Sword which was held by one Rlngle hair. How soon he was able to leave his perilous station Is unrecorded, but Ms feelings during the rest of the feast may be Imagined and need not W described. The Trade. Ezra 1 hear you swapped auttj mobiles with SI Skinner yesterday. Who got the wust of the bargain, Hi? Ill W-a-II, the one I got thrust on me is sulVeiin' horribly from ague, an' balks quite a lot 'count uv mkssin' on each and every cylinder off ah', on, but I tiecrcd this morn In' that SI is huntln' for the justice uv the peace in order to swear out a warrant for some tody. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears the Signature of OWOSSO MARKETS. !f Owobro. Mich., Jane 4, 1920 7 (WAINS Wheat, white.... 2 83 Wheat, red 2 13 Oats 1 10 Bye.... 2 05 Barley 3 10 Corn. 1 05 Beans 7 00 Qovereeed, Aleyke 30.00 to 82.00 Cloverseed, Jane $30 00 to 82.00 Cloverseed, Mammoth.. $30.00 to 82.00 Hay 122 to 124.00 DRE53GD MEAT3 co ted by Bowers & Metzger. Beef, dteesed 15 to 16 Calves, dressed 25-20 Pork dressed 0 Tallow 5 HIDES Beef hides, trreen 20 ,cnred 20 Calf hides' 50 Horse hides, each f 10.00 PRODUCE. VEGETABLES, FRUITS Batter Eggs 40 Potatoes, 4 00 . LIVE POULTRY - 1 Qooted by Randell Bios. Gens, fat 30 Batter Fat 62 Zzz 48 TJTYX7 CHINAMEN W LOOK ON CUS- 0 TOMS OF THE REST OF THE J WORLD. A Chinese Is various J 0 If observed as an object of cariosity or an object for unl- J versai sympatny, Decause nis 0 skin Is yellow and he halls from J ' the dark and mystical East, and 0 1 he Is Just "nothingness" to oth- era who claim to be neutral. ' 0 Bat, among newcomers, the ' ' Chinese Is an equal ; the Chinese ' 0 Is as good as an American, the 1 American, as good as the Chi- ' 0 nese, and, strange to say, this 0 attitude is quite often honest, ' 0 writes "J. S. L." In the Far 0 Eastern Republic. Yet, still, i 0 there are some who think they t 0 .3 1 4.1 r. t m 0 uiiuctMuiiu ur Kiiuw 1 ne viuuese r 0 and they feel that In him Is an t 0 antique, grand, and noble cul- J ture, with much learning of rarky 0 0 and delicate beauty, very fine, J ' and almost sacred. 0 0 These are all most Interesting ; ' J they are delightful. Do not mis- 0 0 understand us. We are close J J observers. We see how you act, 0 0 hear how you talk, understand ' how you think, and search your 0 0 motives. "Terrible I" you sny? 0 Well It Is, If you don't net Just ' 0 right; It Isn't, if you do. Why? J 0 Because you do not yet under- ' stand us when you should. 0 However simple a Chinese may J ' appear to you and who might $ 1 not, when placed In an environ- ' J raent and civilization equally ns 0 0 good, perhaps, but wholly differ- ' 4 . . r J ent rrom ms own do not linag- 0 0 Ine that he does not observe and J J think, for he does, and he has 0 0 been doing this for thousands of J 0 and when educated even more J ' so he must analyze things, and ' J means things. It really makes 0 0 for understanding on the part . J j or tne jnmese, at least. 0 0 MILLS INSTITUTE WASH DAY How Employers In New York Solved Problem Which Has Long Both, ered Efficiency Experts. The weekly washday problem has been solved by managers of mills in and near New York, and no longer do these mills operate With only half of the female employees on Monday. In solving the problem the managers hnve added a side line which threat ens to become an important and profit able factor In mill life. The mill laundry Is here, and the housewife who works in the mill no longer "lays off" on Monday to do the faraly wash, but Instead slips a ticket into the laundry box rt3 she comes to work. Then she forgets all about It and on Tuesday the mill delivery wagon backs up to her door and de livers the week's wash. When she gets her pay envelope she finds only a few cents deducted from her wage. Mill managers for years have been at a loss to determine Just how to overcome this Monday shortage of fe male help. Accord ng to a New York mill man, who Introduced the mill laundry in his plant, he got 'the Idea from his term of service in the array. New York Evening Times. 'How Popular Terms Are Born. It appears that the expression, black coats," for the great army of salaried workers may now take a place in the dictionaries. This is something of nn Innovation, for dis tinctions In terms of dress have more often been applied to manual work ers in one form or another. Thus, In France, Germany and elsewhere the blouse has long been the special badge of the "workers" as opposed to the "writers." In the same way a cen tury ago the smock was the special mark of the agricultural laborer in this country, and it might be said that the apron was the badge of the "serv ing woman." Such, at least, Beau Nash declared It on the famous occa sion when the duchess of Queensberry dared Nash's prohibition by wearing one in the assembly rooms of Bath. Boots, too, have had their part in so cial distinctions. The "hobnail" was long part and parcel of the- laborer, while in the eighteenth century "top boots" generally carried with them the idea of the country squire the old tory. Manchester Guardian. How Turks Regard Birds. The Turk deifies the bird world. In life he will not kill a bird unless in self-defense, and only then when his wives are In danger. In death he. pro vides for the needs of the bird. Among the amiable qualities of his contra dictory nature, at once cruel and kind, the Turk has a wonderfully loving feeling for birds, and it Is a charming Turkish custom to have hollows carved at. the tops of costly tomb stones, from which the birds of the waterless, country can drink rain water. How Cats Save Property. There are many business concerns, chief among which are the dairy prod- acts companies, that make provision for the maintenance of from six to twenty cats as a protective organiza tion. These cats are considered as necessary a part of the operating ex penses ns the employment of a night watchman, and it Is said that , they save hundreds of thousands of dol lars worth of food yearly from de struction by rats and mice. The best possible rat catcher Is a wary, serai huagry cat. J in a way oil his own, although 0 probably not scientifically like 0 the westerner's, but yet uslns a 0 0 philosophy that counts and ' WHY Planting of Nut Orchards Would Be of Benefit . A movement has Just been started to Impress upon the people of the United States the vital part that nut trees of all kinds must have in any sound national or state tree-planting program in this country. Back of It are men who have achieved remark able results through scientific experi mental work In nut culture, and who are now striving to awaken the farm ers of the country in particular to op portunity. It is well known that nuts, which are exceedingly rich In protein and fat, have too long been disregard ed as an Item of the staple diet. Nut trees in great numbers along the national and state highways, nut trees on the barren hillsides, nut orchards of varieties especially adapted to cli mate, prolific In bearing and of good snvorlness into the bargain such a program, scientifically handled, will one day, according to the belief of au thorities on the subject, help In n large measure to solve the problem of the nation's vanishing food supply. Such figures as these are cited: "A little nut orchard 200 miles square will supply one-third enough food to feed 100.000.000 citizen. Thus 23,000.000 acres of nut trees would more than supply the whole people of the United States with their two most expensive food products protein and fat." COULD NOT AFFORD BREAKAGE Why Indians of North and South America Vcre Forced to Become Weavers of Baskets. Many of the Indians of North Amer ica at the present time are experts In weaving water-tight baskets of reeds and roots. In South America they are woven from the native palm fronds. The Indians of South Af rica are skilled basket weavers and are noted among the different tribes for their cunning disposal and adapt ability of whatever substance is most convenient. In nomadic Indian races It became an acute necessity to possess un breakable cooking and dining uten sils, so the resourceful housewife in stead of burning all of her twisted grass bundles began to find in them the possibilities she craved, for as yet in her movable cupboard were no pieces of pottery. Basketry predated pottery for ages but when the two were Interlinked n great advance was made In house hold economics. Why Flies Make Dear Milk. Many dire things have been blamed on the activities of flies, but It re mained for an Ohio fanner to dein onstrate by actual experiment that the pests were responsible for a de creased milk supply. Owning 20 cows, ho devised n home-built fly trap, and after It had been In operation a week calculated the difference In milk pro duction, lie was obtaining eleven gallons a day more than when the flies were unrestricted in their pernicious activities. This man built a lean-to, through which the herd passed. Across it in the middle were flexible curtains fit ting closely about the cow, which brushed the files off. The dairyman following closed both doors, leaving the files to cluster on a window, where they were quickly shot to death with a fly powder. Hartford Times. Why Ear Screens Are Valuable. Persons who are in the field to pat ent new articles with the hope of mak ing their fortunes should consider the ear screen. The need for some sort of protection to keep the ears from serving as receptacles for dust, sand and soot is brought more forcibly to one's attention during these windy days. Muffs have long been used to conserve the warmth of the ears; the cleanliness of their devious passages might be insured by a shield of light gauze fitting snugly over the external appendages und effectively screening out the swirling dusts. Women pro tect their ears with puffs of hair; they hnve veils for their faces. Per haps men would buy ear screens. Why Sacrifice Is Great. There's a staying power in the sncri flees of men. Others may die through laek of vision, but not the man of sac rifice. He compensates poverty of ma terial things through riches of convic tion. Others may give the world dol lars. He gives It the vision born of his soul that 'makes the Increase of the dollar possible. In spite of hope he may die In poverty, but through his poverty countless others become rich. It's something to be looked forward to only by great souls, for only the great est souls can toll on without appre ciation or reward sure In the fact that they become benefactors to men. How Indian Girl Won Fame. The part played by Wisconsin's citi zens of Indian descent In the World war has won for them a deserved tribute of widespread admiration. Few people are nwaro of the creditable achievement, on record nt the state Idstorical library of a Wisconsin In dian girl In the pleasanter field of con structive civilization. Nancy Skenan- dore was born nt Oneida, the Indian reservation near Green liny. In Jtir.e, 1SC1. In 1S90 she graduated from a Connecticut training school for nurse and practiced her profession until her death In 1918. In the church entrance at Oneida Is n bronze tablet to her memory which state that she was the first Indian trained nurse In the United States. Milwaukee Journal. BATTLE ON BARBERRY IS BEING CONTINUED Approximately 2,000,000 Plants Destroyed in 1919. Federal and State Authorities Corrt. bine to Protect Wheat Against Black Stem Rust Other Crops Are Attacked. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Approximately 2,000,000 common barberry bushes were dug up and de stroyed during 1919 In connection with the combined efforts of federal and stale authorities to protect wheat against black stem rust which cannot survive unless it Is able to spend one period In its life cycle on the leaves of the common barberry. For this work the past year the federal gov ernment appropriated $150,000. The territory in which the fight was car ried on comprises Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minne sota, Montana, Nebraska, North Da kota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming, tfhlch states supplemented the federal funds to a considerable de gree. The combined expenditures were small In comparison with the size of the menace to wheat production by this disease. Cereal disease experts in the United States department of agriculture estimate that the wheat crop of 1919 in the United States was reduced 53,000,000 bushels by black stem rust alone In addition to damage by scab and other diseases. This dam age by black stem rust has only been exceeded In one previous season, namely In 1910, when the total reduc tion of the wheat crop by this disease was 200.000,000 bushels. In addition to the 1919 loss of 53.000.OJO bushels of wheat due to ravages of black stem rust, there was a loss of 17.4Q0.0O0 bushels of oats and 4,700,000 bushels of barley due to the same cause. DON'T FORGET CLOVER Corn, wheat, and clover. That Is the most important rotation in America. Where clover Is no longer grown, yields are beginning to decline. SMOOTHS SURFACE OF FIELD Planter Attachment Permits Depos iting Seed at Uniform Depth Device Is Simple. The Scientific American, in illus trating and describing a planter at tachment; the invention of F. I. Class on of Ottawa, 111., says: The Invention relates to planter attachments and one of the principal objects Is to provide a means for evening and smoothing Irregularities in the surface of the ground due to the tracks made by the horses or to A Side Elevation of a Corn. Planter Equipped With the Device. uneven harrowing and thereby allow ing the driji to deposit the seed at a uniform depth beneath the surface. The device is characterized by Its simplicity, durability and economy In manufacture and maintenance. SORE SHOULDERS IN SPRING One-Half Ounce of Sweet Niter, 25 Drops of Iodine, Mixed With Oil, It Favored. . When horses begin to get sore shoulders in the spring, try one-half ounce of sweet nitre, 25 drops of tinc ture of iodine, mixed with three ounces of lard or olive oil. Clean the sore spots thoroughly with water and ap ply this mixture at night after col lar has been removed. It is very cool ing and honllng. WINDBREAK FOR AN ORCHARD Windstorms Dreak Limb of Trees When Loaded With Fruits Ever greens Give Protection. An orchard often needs the protec tion of au evergreen windbreak. Wind storms break the limbs when loaded with fruit or scatter un ripened fruit on the ground. By lessening the force of the wind against the orchard it U sometimes possible to reduce the in. Jury during storms. FALLEN LEAVES AID GARDEN They Should Be Dug Into Soil to Rot and Assist In Growing Better Crops In Later Years. Many people burn fallen leaves. which Is a very wasteful practice, as these leaves, besides containing a con siderable amount of nlant food, urn of the greatest value In loosening heavy soils. They should be du Into the garden to rot and help to grow better crops In later years. Net Contentsl5PIuidBraclg IB 1 .ALGOHUli" x'u AVcelablcIVcparalioiiCirAs tin$theStomachsandBogStf m . n f r-i. r. i c afiHRtxtCotlUlDS neither Oplam.Morphlncnor iMlUCI U.1. 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