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THE FEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. APRIL 10.
News of Special Interest to Nebraska and Iowa Farmers Reforestation in Sand Hills Is Now Under Wav Million and a Half Tine Tree Will He Planted Thii .Month Firt Planting New i omt. Polled Herefords Practical Cattle for Nebraska Farmers Hrecd Can He Economically Grown and Developed on Any Feeds Raised on Farm Hring Good Prof it for Investment. . lUUry One ami a luU million wetrrii yellow ami jak pine trm will be Uittrd within the nrxt lew fiks, ihc (root ItaviiiK left lc Itrouml kufficiftiilv to rui it (l)KBtnt; the trcr from the transplant hcU in the J!cr y nursery (or rt-pUut inrj in the 4iul lull rryion of Nebraska, Jay lliKSiu. (orft Mipcrivnor in charge of the Nebraska national forestry licailnuartrrs.licnr, annonno eI. Fifty men and nece4ry hornet are riiKRcd at present in plantiiifc thi year' output of tree. Mr. Ili gin Mated. The tree now lirinij from the Bemey bed are beinit hauled by truck to the plantiii site everat mile from the nursery, and planted in the nawlliill region, according to Mr. llitiRins. After IS year of study and application of scientific research, a hardy cla of nursery stotk has been developed, which, when olauted in the sandiest of iaudhills, wilt thrive and make a catisfactory growth, the supervisor declared. Special Plow Used. "To eliminate the eoiupelition for moisture by the native vegitatiou. a furrow is plowed, in the botoin of w hii li a special plow makes a 'suita ble trench in which the trees are set and the sand well tamped about the tree roots." according to Mr. Ilig gins. explaining the process o', tree planting. "The trees arc planted at the rate of about 1.500 to 1.800 per acre. " This year's output of trees will, at this rate, plant approximately 1, fXK) acres of sandhills. The acreage of previous years' plantings total nearly 6,500, while if present plans materialize, the largest acreage ever planted on this project will be ac complished within the next 30 days.',' The Nebraska National forest in cludes a total of 205.000 acres of the roughest of the Nebraska sandhills, and .is the only one of the national forests that is essentially a reforesta tion project, Mr. Higgins asserted. This, area of sandhill land was set aside by proclamation in 190J, and the next year work was started dc vel6ping a nursery site for growing trees to be planted on the thousands of acres of handbills which are nat urally well adapted for the growing of the coniferous tree, according to Mr. Higgins. First Planting in 1920. The first planting done In 1920 has developed into a veritable forest, Mr. Higgins stated, manv of the trees being 30 feet high. 'The orig inal heavy stand of grass has given way1 to a thick floor of decaying needles." which, it is expected, will materially change and improve the character of the soil. The survival of the trees planted in the past has been good, the su pervisor stated, the survival in 1911 being 88 per cent of the trees plant ed and thinnings soon will be neces sary. About 60 to 70 per cent of the trees have lived, based upon an average. In addition to reforesting its own lands, the federal government is en couraging planting of trees for woodlots and shclterbclts in the sandhill region. Each year, since 1912, applicants living within the Kinkaid district have been furnished trees- without charge from the Bessey nursery, and many thriving planta tions are being started throughout the sandhill region from trees fur nished by the government. Wool Marketing Pool TO ' t XT 1 1 nan ror rMeDrasKa Steps for the organization of a wool pool in Nebraska, through which wool producers can market their product co-operatively, have been taken by the Nebraska Farm Bureau federation. Questionnaires have been sent to al! counties to nether information re specting the number of producers an:l tne names ot tnose wno wisn xo market their wool through the pool. After this information is gathered a meeting will be called at some cen tral point in the state, probably Grand Island, where the final ar rangements will be completed. While there is no accurate estimate on the amount of wool that will be produced in the state this vear, it is be,ieved that at least 200,000 pounds can be handled through the pooL Most of the Nebraska wool is dinned during April and May. . Morrill County Will Show Purebred Stock Gcring A "view car" filled with pure bred stock, to be run over the Union Pacific from Gcring to Lewei len, stopping a' day at each of the stations enroute. is one of the fea tures planned by the livestock as sociation of the Morrill County Farm bureau. The exhibit car, which is to con tain, the best that Morrill county can raise in the way of cattle, hogs and poultry, will run some time be tween June 1 and 10 and will be accompanied by a number of the county's most enthusiastic purebred stock raisers. V. W. Rogers of Bridgeport and G. E. Brewer of Broadwater are two of the men se lected to travel with the train. Tuberculin Tests Given Cattle in Buffalo County Kearney. Under direction of Dr. Reagor of the state department of animal husbandry, applying of tuber culin test to herds of cattle in Buffa lo county is under way. Farmer owners of over 600 head of cattle in Odessa township were the first to seek, treatment for their stock. In five other precincts petitions are in circulation, in an effort to secure 100 per cent support to the movement be fore tests are made in these dis tricts,... . , , By BOYD C. RADFORD. htrrtarf thrk I'nllnt MecrforsJ tr4 ere asmwmmmmi. At tliit time, when every stockman r-nd farmer it debating the que lion, "What i the most practical cat tle for me to raise, it eem a very tasv iiuestiou to answer if the answer is, "Ihe cattle that will make me the most profit for the amount of money ,n n time invested in them," so when bringing the question down to a point, it reads, "What is the most profitable cattle for me to raise now." I will give a few reasons why the tnoi:ern polled Hereford is. the most practical and profitable cattle for the farmer and stockman to raise. The meaning of "practical." when applied to rattle, i a type that more near ly meets all expectations that the grower has for them and can he the most economically grown ami de veloped by any farmer or stockman en any feeds that can be raised on his farm, and when finished, will sell for a figure that will pay all expense of the feed and care and a reasonable profit for the risk and investment. Beef Ultimate End. We are all aware that the ultimate end in the beef producing industry is to meet the demands made upon it bv the public bv way of the meat block. Therefore, the efforts of the breeder, the grower, the feeder and the packer must he gauged by how well and how economically he can meet this demand. If two men can supply a given trade with any com modity equal in variety, quality and nuantity, but one of them can pro duce it more economically than the other, it must be admitted that the man who is getting the best returns for his products is getting the most practical results. So it is with cat tle, when one man is producing a type of cattle that meets the popular rpproval of the critical buyers and another man is producing a type that nobody wants, but buys because they rre offered for less mony, both types taking the same amount of feed, care etc., it stan 1s to reason that the type meeting the popular approval of the buyers, is the most practical type to produce. The first consideration, but not the foremost, in producing a choice cut to meet competition on the butcher's block is the dam of the steer that is to furnish the carcass for this cut. Most any cow will de liver a calf and raise 'it, if given or- inart. rari anrt fH Kiif tn tuppf tUt flecn competition that the cattle feeder comes in contact with at all market points, this cow should be able to deliver a calf that inherits the ability to convert its feed con sumed into development that will produce the most dollars' worth of meat and be ready tor the block in the shortest nossible time. . In order for this cow to deliver a calf with these essentials, she must necessarily have been bred for these characteristics herself for sev eral generations. The scronger she is bred for them, the more nearly the height of perfection is attained by her calves. Can Raise Calves. . After she has i delivered this calf with the inherited ability as a meat producer, she must be able to tur nish it with milk enough to give it a good start in growth. But to de velop a physical constitution to stond out-door, general all-around knocks that he will be subject to be fore he is ready for the meat block. he must inherit a character that will cause him to learn at an early age, to start rustling for himself, thus not to depend on. milk alone, but to harden his development with other teens that are placed before him in order that by the time he is 6 to 8 months old, he is well grown, hardened in development somewhat. and has established the ability to handle all kinds of feed and to keep on growing oir them. If this cow is the "practical'' cow and has been given practical feed and plenty of it, she will be front 4 to 6 months in calf again by this time, and by the time her previous calf is a year old." weighing from 700 to 1,000 pounds, she will have delivered another one. The foremost consideration for the production of practical cattle is the sire of the steer that is to make the competitive test for the block. If he is one of the practical beef- producing type and has the ability to transmit it to his progeny, he will come nearer fulfilling the re quirements, when crossed on a fair to common cow, than will the good cow when crossed on the fair to poor bull. The steers from a good sire will come nearer meeting all the necessary essentials that go to make up a practical type. Produce Choice Cuts. This sire of "practical" cattle must be able to produce a type that is strong in vitality at - birth, not necessarily large. They should be rugged, well-boned,' good depth of body and uniform in color and markings. He must also be able to instill in his calves the ability to produce meat for the feed consumed and this meat must be the cuts that demand the better prices, such as sirloin, porterhouse and round, and not all shoulder, neck and ribs. All these essential points that are necessary to the makeup of the prac tical cattle are incorporated in the modern polled Hereford. The breed is a direct decendent of the original LHercfords. Its origin being a few head of registered Herefords that freakishly failed to develop horns, and consistent breeding of the offspring and crossing back to the horned family occasionally, have re sulted in the present day polled Herefords being able to take their place with the leading breeds of beet cattle. The cows are large, roomy mat rons, measuring well in comparison to their horned ancestors. It's not unusual to see them weighing 1,500 to 1.800 and some are known to weigh over a ton. They are good mothers, good disposition and rog tlar breeders, a calf every 11 to 12 months is the rule rather than the exception. The calves a'e born small of stature, but with plenty of vitality, the cow giting a nirdi. nut quantity of milk rich in quality, they soon grow into duskiness. 150 Herds in Nebraska. The polled Hereford breed, ai a practical cattleman's breed, i well established. More than 150 herd in Nebraska are putting their best effort in producing thcni. and every herd is managed by a practical cattle man ami not a rich man w ho it nuk ing a hobby of it or a side-line to hit other bobbies. It make a din'ereiue when a man goes to buy a real good bull whether he must compete against a nun who measures hi dollar by the same scale that hi prospective customer dor or if two men compete in the bidding for the same animal, if one' scale of value are low and hi ability to pay it high, and the other man' is vice versa, it' easy to see who will get the bull, or sec who buys him lor more than he is wot III, probably to cither par- I he Nebraska rolled Hereford Breeders' association make the claim that Tolled Hereford are practical cattle, can be as well grown and fatted on any practical feed, as any other cattle and under any con ditions that any other cattle can: can be sold at practical prices and yet produce a profit for the grow cr; and can be bought at practical prices; that their results w ill "prove a paying investment. Shipping Association Organized at Plymouth Beatrice Farmer living south west of Plymouth, have organized a stock shipping association and elect ed as officers: President, J. S. Schroedcr; vice president, Carl Tegtmeier: secretary-treasurer, Otto Grummcrt. 1 TheFi armer s Wife MARY ANN GRAY. When houseclcaning this spring why not clean the attic recklessly and weed out some of the things which you repack year after year? Junket is a milk dish which makes a tine desert for the light meal of the day. It can bc made of one quart of milk, quarter 'cupful of sugar, one junket ta'blct (dissolved in one ta blcspoonful of cold water), one-third tcaspoonful vanilla or one-quarter teaspoon ful of nutmeg, or one-third cupful of carmcl (sugar carmelized), of one square of chocolate. Heat the milk until lukewarm, add sugar and flavoring; when sugar is dis solved add the tablet dissolved in the cold water. Pour mixture immedi ately into- sherbert cups. Stand in warm room undisturbed until firm like jelly, then put on ice to cool. This desert may be varied by heaping whipped cream on top with cube of bright jelly for garnish, by sprinkling with chopped nuts, or by serving with fruit. It may also be tinted delicately with fruit or vege table coloring or that which comes in gelatine packages. Among the foods which you may selrve creamed are: Asparagus, any fish or meat, celery, corn, carrots, cauliflower, chipped dried beef, cab bage, greens, hard cooked eggs, ham, lima beans, chicken, cheese, onions, peas, potatoes, salsify, sal mon or oysters. For variation serve creamed foods on toast or crackers. Parsley, strips of green pepper or pimento may be used for garnishing. Importance of Livestock Told by State Bureai Importance of Dive rififil am Scientific Farming Einpha izfd Iy University of Nebraska. Lincoln Nebraska would lute no market for large share of it farm product without livestock, (he frr tility of it farm would soon de crease and two of the state' prin cipal products corn ami alfalfa- would e valueless it there wat not livestock to feed them, say the aui mat husbandry department of the University of .Nrirak. calling at tention to the value of more live- lock, improved livestock and broader study and knowledge of it importance. Livestock i essential for a perma nent, prosperous system of agricul ture and it frequently has been ob served that in timet of financial stress, the farmer who maintained a well-balanced system of farming, in cluding livestock, was least affected and weathered the storm most sue cessfully, according to the depart ment. "Manufacturer long ago learned the value of an attractive package, then the livestock breeder should be at justified in dressing up his live stock." the department state. "Tal cum powder and finishing oil can be commercially applied for sale or show, and is just as much one of the signs of livestock culture as in the selection of good breeding stork or in a purebred herd. Too many farm ers feel there is something mysteri ous in handling purebred fierds of ltevstock or in the study of pedi grees. The former is proving to be a necessity to profitable- livestock raising and dairying and the latter has contributed much to the im provement of our principal breeds. '"Animal breeding is one of na ture s secrets, yet it can be said that science has thrown much light on this important phase of animal hus bandry and already we can predict with a considerable degree of cer tainty as to results of certain mat ings. The successful constructive breeder should be a close student of breeding." Shorthorn Breeders Hold Successful Sale at McCook McCook. The fifth annual sale of the Republican Valley Shorthorn Breeders' association, held at the Red Willow county fair .. grounds here, was a fair success. About 40 head of cattle were sold at an average of $116 j7. The highest price paid was $460 for a young bull. The total was $4,430. Farmers Union Notes Culls With dairy clubs for boys and flrli They soon foricet to shirk; They take, their mind from "pomp" and curls. ''And buckle down to work. Individual hog houses are used ex tensively by big breeders to supple ment the centralized house and are especially good as a protection against the spread of disease. Never put corrosive sublimate in metal vessels. "Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy." Emerson. All the purebred cows in the world won't bring you a profit unless you feed them properly. I used to be afraid of worm That all my garden ate. But lately I don't give a dern I use lead arsenate. I'lrsidrnt C. J, Osltorn of the Nc brisk Fanner union lu sent tetter to l kccretarir ot Fanner union local in the state asking them to urge ittrmhcrt to write their con gressman and trnator to support wnat it known a me 'iiatioiui tann er' finance union" bill, now pending in congress. This measure, which was dratted bv omcrrt of Ihe Na Honal 1 arinci union, provide for a government tgtmy to rediscount ag ricultural paer and erve I ho per oiul credit need of farmer. The government would subscribe all of the original stink, which would be retired from earning, after which the institution would become a co operative one owned and operated by farmer. Dodge County Convention. North J5rnd The quarterly con vention of the Dodge county Farm er union held here wa addressed by State President Osbom of Omaha and John llavckost of thi county, president of the Farmers union state exchange. Interest centered m the finance coropratitm now being or ganized by the state union and in the question of high laves. The conven tion instructed the county union of ficer to purchase two i hare of stock in the finance corporation in the name of the county organization. A committee was appointed to in vestigate taxes in the county. Wil liam Koycn of Fremont, president of the county union, was made chairman of this committee. The intention is to confer with the coun ty commissioners and see if taxes cannot be reduced. Pledge State Support Albion The following resolution was adopted by the Lioonc county Farmers union: "We. the officers and delegates of the Boone county l armcrt union, m convention assem bled, do heartily apporve of and pledge our loyal support to the state union, the state exchange (including its officers and managers), and all other union activities. We voice our disapproval of former employes of the state exchange who nave gone into direct competition with it. A L. I'llstrom of Lincoln, a member of the state board of directors, at tended the convention. Rally at Eagle. Kaele Members of the Farmers union and their families to the num her of 200 attended a rally held in the schoolhouse here. "A supper was served bv the women. J. O. Shroycr of tlie organizing torcc ot tne state Farmers union was the sneaker. He emphasized the need of co-operation among farmers and the great possi bilities for improvement in larm ana rural conditions by such activity, Mr. Shrover expressed gratification ir. the spirit manifested by the ram ers union folk of this vicinity. Women Discuss Plans. Humboldt "What We Women Propose to Do When We Get to Runnine the Government" was one of the subjects on the program ot tne Bratton ocal of the harmcrs union, north of this city. It was discussed by Mrs. Opal Leech, Mrs. Masters and Mrs. Lois Sterner in a way that is reported to have made the men folk sit up and observe. Home ground decoration was discussed by Professor Moore, the question ot better roads for school transporta tion by H. H. Avery and frank Reazan. greater efficiency in county union work by Lounty president m Ulmer. and state union work by J. O. Shroyer, who is a member of Bratton local. Special music was olaved bv the Pleasant View orclics' tra and the Pleasant View male quartet entertained. Supper was served by a caterer from Humboldt. Urge Lower Taxes. Beatrice That the cost of schools should come down in proportion to With the County Farm Agents SALINE COUNTY. Crete Tentative plana are being worked out by the county extension agent and the physics department of Doane college, to aend out a market report to the eight co-operative elevators In Saline county, J. c. Higgins. extension agent, announces. Three reports will be broadcast to the elevators at tnree periods or tne aay, ac cording to plans. The college operator will pick up the foreign market report and relay them to the local exchanges. Friend. There are two conclusions that cart be drawn from the reports given at the annual feeders' day at Lincoln, de clares W. C. Calvert, county extension agent. They are: 'That corn and airana, tne atanqara Nebraska ration. Is the lowest feed for feeding livestock under Nebraska conditions: That all things considered, it is more economical to feed it to the best type of animals available when the spend is fairly wide on the feeds." OTOE COUNTY. Syracuse Cltlsens of Otoe county will be enabled to carry on an extensive rate campaign if the suggestion of means of death recommended by A. i-i. DeL,ong. county extension agent, are carried out. Numerous questions for the best method of poisoning rata elicited the following reply: Rats vary their diet according to sea son and local conditions, which necessi tate trials to rind wnat Dans iney win eat. One bait from each of several kinds of meat and fish, vegetables and fruits, or bread, cereals or peanut butter, treated with barium carbonate, will create a deadly effect on rats. Broken fresh eggs, cantaloune. aoole. tomato, green ' corn. called carrot and cheese are other baits. 'If the bait first tried Is passed up. try another. Continue to change until the bait Is found and then set the poison at .frequent intervals until all rats disappear." Warn ng to remove all accpsswie loon before poison is used, to see that all bait i3' fresh and to keep barium carbonate out of reach of children. Is voiced oy the agent. vaccination of cattle to prevent Diaca- eg Is good insurance, me loss ot une animal being sufficient to pay for con siderable vaccine, says Mr. De Iong. Per manent immunity from the disease can be assured if animals are vaccinated be tween four months and two years of age. One Otoe county farmer reported a rather heavy loss from Blackleg last ween. LANCASTER COUNTY. TJnrnln. The nor feeding experiment conducted by the agricultural college here showed that during a 155-day period from October U. 1911. to March 16. 1922, the corn and alfalfa ration produced 100 pounds of gain at the lowest cost, 13.14. The cost per 100 pounds of grain for other ations were: corn. 7.z; corn ana n- age. 13.01; corn, tankage and anaira. 15.61; corn, tankage and shorts, 14.99, and corn and tankage, hand fed, 13.99. In the exnerlment with corn, this Pro duction was chsrged at 48 cents per bush el: alfalfa at 110 p-r ton: shorts, Hi pet ton, and tankage, $60 per ton. examine the carcasses. Cattle thus far tested in the county have averaged 4.5 per cent tubercular reactors. When the present campaign in the varl cus districts has been completed, but two township In the county will not have been tested. , Profersor Filley of the agricultural cot lege will be the principal speaker at I meeting to be held here the evening of April 8, Kir. Olson states. As there have been so many notices of attendance, the agent will not announce the place of meets Ins until a suitable location can be ob tained. Professor Fllley'e trip to Wash ington caused postponement of a former meeting. Jhlrty women were present at the De Sota dress form demonstration meeting and rive forms were made. More meet ings are planned for the future. . FILLMORE COUNTY. Geneva. More than 200 farmers at tended the series ot exhibitions on the method of control of the round worm at Geneva, Ohiowa, Shlckley and school dis trict 62, reports Lee W. Thompson, county extension agent, as oaa weatner pre vented many farmers from seeing the pic ture, an attempt will be made to obtain the film for a future date. The hot lunch club at Martland was distinguished in a statement of Mlsa Wilkins of the state club office, that the Martland club was the best club she had visited, Mr. Thompson states. The man ner in which the members of the club conducted their work without assistance of the leader and the neatness and skill shown, provoked praise from the state agent. Forty-three dress forms have been ordered by women of Glengary townships, Mrs. C Smrha, clothing project leader at Mllllgan, reports, according to Mr. Thomp son. The first dress form demonstration was givfn at Milligan February 24, at tended by four ladles. WASHINGTON COUNTY. Blair. More thsn 12 tubercular rattle. weeded out In the eradication campaign being conducted in Washington county. re condemned by inspectors last week. according to t:arl A. Olson, county agri- ultural stent. The rattle were shipped cent ciuds, as all memoers lintsned Omaha, accompanied by several of , wn'S. their owner, to see them slaughtered and I Zba Callahan Hot Lunch club near THURSTON COUNTY. Walthill That the agricultural exten sion service conducted in counties In northeastern Nebraska la bringing valu able assistance to farmers served by agents and other workers In this sec tion, was evidenced in the Interest and activtiea reported at the quarterly con ference of agents held at Norfolk, reports H. E. Huston, Thurston county agent, one of those who attended. "Several farmers from over this dis trict were present and entered Into the diacussions. and it was of Interest to note the different kinds of agricultural activities that are being developed and for which assistance is given by the ex tension service," writes Mr. Huston. "The service is apparently In demand all over the state and better service is being given in counties where a well-developed plan of work has been outlined by the farmers and the agent. Not all of the communi ties have developed such a plan in Thurs ton county." CASS COUNTY. Weeping Water The county extension agent, L. R. Snipes, reports the following boys and girls' club activities in Cass cSmnty: The Peterson Puroc Pig club and the 'Best Ever" Hot Lunch club, received their certificstes of achievement and two seals. Both of these clubs were 100. per tne Greenwood held Its achievement day and received certificates and a seal for the charter. The K. K. K. Garment club, Louisville, also had an achievement day program. This, the largest club in the county, also Is 100 per cent and certificate of achieve ment was earned by all members. The Woman's club of Greenwood was attended by 32 women, sixteen women attended the Cottage Hill club, near Louisville. Four dress forms were com pleted at the demonstration ot the "Merry-Go-Round" club, held at Mrs. Gua Hansen. A dairy meeting with an attendance of 110 was held last week at Union, accord ing to Mr. Snipes, at which films were shown on Ashyres cattle and King apples. B. it. Follard of Nehawka spoke on Ashyres. SAUNDERS COUNTY. Wahoo The annual meeting of the Saunders county Pure Bred Livestock Breeders' association will be held here April 12. at which the educational film on round worm in pigs will be shown, ahnouistcs Walter F. Roberts, county ex tension agent. The film also will be shown at Prague, April 12, and at Liberty hall, April 13. Wool growers In Saunders county may obtain wool bags and twine through the Farm bureau office at prices of 35 cents for seven-foot sacks, and twine at IS1 cents, plus freight or express charges, Mr. Roberts states. The following meetings are to be held In the county in the immediate future: Health and nutrition, at which achool children will be weighed, Geresco, April 11; Homcmakers at Malmo, April 12, at which time there will be a discussion of chllds' libraries; dress form meeting at Ashland, April 12, with a sewing ma chine attachment demonstration as, a fea ture, and a millinery and sewing demon stration at District 13, April 13. Plans for the June meeting and other Items of interest to women will be dis cussed at a meeting at the office of the home demonstration agent here April 34. Group representatives and the executive committee will ne in attendance. MADISOl-I COUNTY. Battle Creek The Rhodekohr Duroc Pig club, winner of first and second prizes in the .lunior sire classes, and second and third in the gilt class, as well as Grand Champion Duroc at tire Madison county show last year, has been reor ganized for the purpose of accumulating more records. Jt. A. Ktewart. county ag ricultural agent, reports. This is the third year for the club. The rhib expects to show either at the Sioux City or state fairs this year, while all members have agreed to show at the county fair. Calf club work was taken up in Jeffer son precinct today. Twenty-six members earned three dirterent ages of calves last year. Several heifers have freshened so they have been dropped from the raising project. Some milk records will be kept. Two groups are planned this year, Mr. Stewart states. One car of tubercular cattle reactors i was shipped last week from Battle Creek. advises Mr. Stewart. Testing in Highland township was completed this week, with the exception of two herds that sign,! up with the condition that they be left until later. The Given Garden area will be tested Immciliattl. the farmer income and prim of commodities vu the tonrrusu of opinion in a nuts meeting of .'W farmers held in the courthouse m this city to discux' tan reduction. A rewiliiii.ui m adopted urging t..'d per tent reduction in teacher. at aric. The amount of tuition paid by rural school district for nipJt attending town high school under ifie Nebra-lu free lugh kchool law aUo came in for criticism. Similar meet ing for further discussion of taxes are planned for the near future. "500 Members" Slogan. Sidney One hundred and fifty members of the l-'armcr' union of thi county, consisting of both men and women, attended the quarterly convention of the Cheyenne lounty t anner, union. ( ounty .Agent Scott and County President (ilen Hale mane the principal audress. Music v.as furiiUhcd by the orchestra from Hunker Hill local, l ive hun dred Farmers' union members in the lounty by the end of V)22 ha been the logxn, but it was not ambitious enough, for, wyh to locals not re porting, the membership in the county already 450. The conven tion adopted rctoiutions endorsing the agricultural bloc in Congress, op posing removal of any bureaus from the I'nited States Department of Agriculture to'othrr government de partments, favoring complete gov ernment charge of the tending of weather and market reports by radio, and opposing the Nebraska public cram warehouse law ot m. as amended in 1917 and 1921. Call Special Meeting. Allen. A special meeting of the Dixon county farmers union has been railed by County Secretary J. L. Jones to meet' here on April 20. State President C. J. Osbom will at tend the meeting for the purpose of explainine the farmers union co operative finance corporation. Con siderable interest in this new move ment has been expressed among the farmers of this section, and they are anxious to learn more about the de tails of the plan. Stnr Sale Increase. t'tiion. The March audit of the farmers union store and elevator here 'hows increased sales of merchan dise, but a light grain movement. Manager Porter has just finished painting the lower story of the store inside, and has completed the erec tion of a shed adjoining. With a large concrete warehouse in the rear and a large refrigerator room, the store is well equipped to handle produce. It has just taken on the handling of cream. When the farm ers union auditor had finished the regular monthly audit he remarked: "With the store fixed up, sales in creasing, taxes all paid, and every body boosting, you ough't to make a little money between now and the next income tax return. Business Improves. Crete. Increased sales in all de partments except the elevator are shown by the audit of the Farmers Union Co-Operative association here covering the month of March. This association operates a general store. an implement department, a live stock shipping business, an elevator and a mill. Farmers have begun to buy implements, and sales in that department for the month amounted to nearly $4,000. Flour and wheat products sales from the mill reached a higher figure in March than in any month since that" branch' was added to the business. The board of di rectors of this v association has a unique rule tha any member who is absent from a board meeting with out a good excuse must pay a fine. A "rush" of farm work is not con sidered a good excuse. The books of the association are audited month ly by the farmers union audit depart ment. f Rain Halts Grain Sowing on Farms Near Table Rock Table Rock. Neb., April 9. (Spe- cial.) There has been' so much rain in this - locality recently that farm ers are getting behind with their work and have been unable to dr much in the fields, which had been and are still very wet. A few have been able to sow their oats. Alfalfa and Corn Prove Best Feed IP IAN OS U TUNED AND sV REPAIRED All Work Guaranteed A. HOSPE CO. -i 1813 Douglas. Tel. Doug. SSgg. When in Omaha STOP AT Hqtel Rome ADVERTISEM'S'l'. KIDNEY TROUBLES Conquered or Money Back For 40 years, says Dr. Carey. I have been prescribing Marsh-Root for Kidney and Bladder sickness on the money-back dissatisfied plan. 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Lincoln Corn and alfalfa, two of Nebraska'! principal crops proved to be the most economical tation (or cattle feeding on a 100-pound bait of gain, it was determined at the cloe of the annual feeding fprn menu of the fniversiiy of Nebra. ka agricultural college. The object of the rxnerintritj to test ihe advisability of adding the following ingredients to the corn and alialia ration: Oil meal to com and alfalfa; silage to the Mine ration: oil meal to com, nlUlia and ensilage, and four pounds per head of .alfalfa. nmlase to com. ali.ilfa and en- silage ration. The esperunrnt also were to determine the results of feeding plain, cheap ttteers on corn and alfalfa in comparison with good steers. The co5t of 101) pounds of gain by the various rations were as follow: Corn and alfalfa. $8.0.1. Corn, oil rural and aHf, t in ii, silage an. alulu, f ' H. Corn, oil mral, silage and alfalfa, $ 4.1. Coin, imda. set meal, obge and alfalia, '..' I. t orn and a'falfa (r dg ttrrrt, I'J 'I ltg ktrrrt in Lot A lnwrd the highest estimated prolit per bead, plu pik, of (14 KM. Hon. followed all tut. The rust of I1"' pounds ler gain, J 171. however. u not in favor of the good steer (! upon the fame ration, Camliriiist Sliorl!irn S.-I1 Ht ;.! I'rirrt Canihtidgei-.V ('. SflullriibcrgiT and Thomas Andrew held ihrir mU of Shorthorn catile in the ('atuhridge sate pavilion. Mr. SclullcnbergiT' old rout at an avrrage ot $.14 and ft bull which aveiaurd $.'-U). Mr.' Andrew sold lt head of row uhiib Bvrrjkid $.141 and 7 bull at ai average of $.Htl. 'I be larger part of the cattle sold will remain in this territory. Applied Psychology 5 Free Lectures -by America's Greatest Orator Dr. D. V. Bush Author of Will Power and Success 8:15 O'Clock P. M. AUDITORIUM April 8th to 13th Inclusiv Monday, April 10th 7:45 P. M. How to b Beau tiful; How to develop per- . sonality. 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