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FarmCalender
Timely Reminders From South Da
kota State College. Things to
Be Done in May.
KILL THE WEEDS Killing
weeds in the corn fields In the month
of May will save more water for
the use of the crop later on than
any other single operation that caD
be performed. Use a light harrow
and drag the corn as soon as it is
planted and a time or two after it
is up. The young weeds have not
had a chance to establish them
selves in the soil and are limited to
the surface inch of loose material.
A harrow tooth is a deadly enemy
to a young weed but it will not do
its best work unless it is given an
opportunity to operate behind a
good farm team. Weeds are the
worst enemies on South Dakota
farms. Kill them while they are little
and save time and money.—J. G. H.
HOW TO PEER THE PIGS A
good league or rape pasture with a
self-feeder and automatic hog water
er makes for economic hog produc
tion and saves much time for the
farmer who is working overtime, to
6ay the least, at this season of the
year.—P. P. B.
PRESERVE EGGS NOW—Dur
ing April and May egg production
usually reaches the maximum and as
a consequence the market price
drops to the lowest lovels. The
economical housewife takes ad
vantage of this fact and lays by her
store of winter eggs, for eggs pre
served at this season are not only
cheaper but keep better than those
put down later. Water glass has
been found to be the most satis
factory preservative in general. One
quart stirred into nina quarts of
boiled cooled water will cover 15
dozen eggs when in a five gallon
jar. To securg best results eggs
should be clean, strictly fresh and
infertile. Stale eggs will float when
placed in the solution. The eggs
should be covered by two inches of
the solution and as the water
evaporates more should be added.
All the eggs may be put in at once
or added as they are obtained. The
crock should be put in a cool dry
place and kept covered to reduce
the evaporation.—G. L. S.
DEMONSTRATION TEAMS START
—May is the month when all dem
onstration teams in bread, canning
and sewing clubs should be started.
ORDER REPAIRS—If the repairs
for the mower and binder have not
l»een ordered yet it is time to do it,.
If the canvasses need a buckle or
strap it wouldn't be a bad idea to get
the leather on the next trip to town.
There may not be as many rainy
days for this work as last year. The
b'l'der should carry a few extra Jinks
of chain of each size, a good variety
of bolt", cotter, keys, rivets, etc., as
well as a few pieces of wire for
emergencies and a good set of tools.
The policy of meeting trouble before
it comes will apply profitably at
harvest time.—R. L. P.
PREPARE HOGS FOR SEPTEM
BER MARKET—Hogs have been
Special Sale on
Sewing Machines
New Home
and the Free
will all be sold at reduced prices
T. W. CAHILL
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higher priced during September in
nine of the past ten years and the
markets have received less in Sep
tember than In any other month.
The United States- had lO percent
less hogs in January, 1921, than In
1919. However, a high percentage
of pigs will be saved and by making
the hogs 10 percent heavier this
decrease may be overcome. If the
public buying power is low next
winter it may be profitable to plan
now to prepare for marketing as
many surplus hogs as possible dur
ing late August, September and
early October.—J. C. H.
PLANT STRAWBERRIES—If you
have not planted that strawberry
patch, May is the time to do so.
Seven percent of the farmers of
South Dakota grow their own
strawberries. Practically all farm
ers in the state like to eat straw
berries. A farmer's wife has never
been known to refuse to eat them.
Children fed a liberal allowance of
strawberries are more healthy and
make a better growth than those de
prived of this good food. They should
be home grown. A hundred plants
of the everbearing kind will make a
good start and some berries can be
picked in August and September. The
soil of South Dakota is the natural
home of this wonderful berry.—H.
E. D.
KEEP FIELD MICE OUT OF
ORCHARD They frequently In
jure young trees, and even trees
several years old, by gnawing them
near the ground. Their natural home
is in runways under old matted
grass and among weeds and rubbish
along fence rows. Clean culture in
and about orchards will destroy
these runways and expose the mice
to their natural enemies such as
hawks and owls. Begin now to
reduce next winter's army of these
troublesome pests.—E. C. O.
SPRAY HOME APPLE OR
CHARDS—Wormy apples can large
ly be eliminated by a thorough and
timely spraying of the apple trees
with lead arsenate at the rate of a
pound and a half of the poison to
50 gallons of water. The spray, to
be effective, must be applied within
a week after the blossomB fall
(early in May) and must be directed
downward onto the young fruits. For
effective spraying a spray rod with
an angled nozzle at its end is neces
sary. A second spraying with lead
arsenate about four weeks after the
first will largely prevent injury by
the second brood of worms—A
L. F.
FEEDING YOUNG PIGS.—If suit
able provision by means of a creep
enables suckling pigs to obtain feed
regularly, care should be exercised
to keep the feed clean. Skimmilk
with a little shorts or ground oats
from which the hulls have been sifted
makes a good mixture with which
to begin. A little later a small
amount of corn meal or soaked
shelled corn may be added to the
daily ration. A mixture that has Ion*
been favorable one with many hog
men contains the following:
Wheat middlings 35 pounds
Ground oats 35 pounds
Corn meal 20 pounds
Tankage or oilmeal 10 pounds
—H. K.
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should not forget their farm busi-
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ness records during these busy days.
It takes only a few minutes time
and the information will be of value
next winter. Most farms can be
made more profitable by careful
study ot the financial records.—M.
R. B.
FEEDING YOUNG LAMBS A
little grain fed to lambs at this time
of the year returns big dividends in
the form of increased growth. Young
lambs will soon find a feed trough
through a lamb creep. The follow^
ing mixture provides the nutrients
which will produce excellent growth
in young iambs:
Wheat bran 45 pound*
Oats (crushed or whole) 25 pounds
Corn meal 20 pounds
Oilmeal 10 pounds
—A. H. K.
DIG THE BARBERRIES—It would
be like finding $1,000,000 if the
farmers of the state would dig out
every one of the common barberry
bushes. The annual loss from black
stain rust is even more than a mil
lion dollars. The common barberry
is the greatest source of infection
for this dreaded epidemic disease.
It is in -May that the rust starts
developing on the barberry although
it does not show in the wheat fields
very much until late in June. Now
is the time to destroy the barberry
before the rust gets started.
MAKE CREEP FOR SUCKLING
PIGS—Suckling pigs begin to eat
grain when they are three or four
weeks old,, and some provision
should be made for feeding them.i
The careful hogman does not expect
them to obtain this feed from the
same trough in which the old sow
is fed. Such a practice Is undesir
able because it does not insure that
every pig will have a chance at the
trough and furthermore there Is
always the danger of injury to the
young pigs crowding among a bunch
of old sows while eating. It Is an
easy matter to partition off a por
tion of a pen of the food lot to
which the younsters only have ac
cess. They will aoon find the (lIN
and If provided regularly they will
make good use of it.—A. H. K.
Beats Anything
I've Ever Seen"
South Dakota Man .Tells _Of _Hls
Wife's Wonderful Restora
tion to Health.
Here is another wonderful en
dorsement of Tanlac that will be
read with interest by thousands of
people throughout this section. R.
Blue, well-known retired farmer,
residing at 204 East th St., Mit
chell, S. D., in relating his wite'd
experience, said:
"The way Tanlac has restored my
wife's health and built her up beats
anything I ever heard of. About
two years ago she commenced hav
ing trouble with her stomach, and
got to where she couldn't eat any
thing to speak of. At times the
blood would rush to her head, and
she got so dizzy she could hardly
stand up. She complained of pains
in her back, and at night she was so
nervous and restless she coudn't get
the sleep she needed. In fact her
health became generally run down,
and it worried us a great deal.
"Seeing so much In the papers
about Tanlac helping others I got
her a bottle and she began to get
better in almost no time. Her ap
petite came back and now she can
eat anything she wants and every
thing agrees with her perfectly. She
has gained several pounds in weight
and all her strength has come back
to her. She sleeps well, never com
plains of any pains or ot nervous
ness and, in fact, is once more in
splendid health."
AN EXPLANATION.
Some time ago we published an
article entitled "Hide Market On
The Rocks," in which we gave an
account of a transaction Mr. Theo
dore Mickelson, of Hillshead, S. D.,
had with the Watertown Hide ft Fur
Co.. of Watertown, S. D., In the
marketing of a cow hide. Certain
portions of the article were taken
exception to by the above named
company where we Inferred that they
were the ones who probably profited
by the transaction. We must confess
that this inference was made withf
out due consideration on our part,
and as It is not our aim nor Inten
tion to do any injury to the W. H.
A F. Co., we gladly make correc
tion. As we all know, the small
commission man has suffered as
much as the fanner or anyone else
in the falling markets, and Is com
pelled to take his losses with as
little chance for redress as any ot
us. This company had an advertise
ment In one of the Watertown pa
pers recently, explaining their posi
tion In the matter, from which we
takf the following excerpts:
"The kid* market was
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
imr
Is
such deplorable condition through
out the entire country as it has been
for the past year and particularly
right now, and the outlook for bet
ter prices is anything but encourag
ing.
"We tell you frankly, 'Don't ship
your hides' —if you value your time
at anything you'll be money ahead
If you will forget that your cow or
horse ever had a hide.
"We are, however, doing what we
can 1n order that our customers will
be able to realize more in return for
their hides. We advise that you
have your hides tanned into harness
and sole leather."
MR. WHITE SPACE.
He Is the Merchant's Best Expert
Salesman.
A different angle was gtven to ad
vertising by George E. Helm of
Knoxville, Tenn., in addressing the
Retail Furniture Association of the
United States at the January meet
ing in Chicago. He said:
"Consider your advertising ap
propriation a personal expense ac
count. View your advertisement as
a personage. Name It call him 'Mr.
White Space'.
"You can dress Mr. White Space
up in any old sort of culs and he
will look a tramp. And yet you are
sending him out to represent your
store and its policies in the homes
of those you wish for patrons. Or
you can dress Mr. White Space like a
gentleman, who will enter every
home in the community as a repre
sentative of whom you can be
proud.
"Mr. White Space will have the
greatest opportunity in the histoiy
of business before him this coming
year. He will be needed by Ameri
can business in this year as he has
ever been needed before. And if he
is sent out as the personage whom
you would like to have represent
your store and yourself he will re
turn bringing a success which only
the leader can attain."
President Hill Appoints Marketing
Committee of Three.
HURON, S. D., April 21.—Presi
dent W. S. pill of the South Dakota
Farm Bureau federation has ap
pointed O. S. Thompson of Baltic
as chairman of the Farm Bureau
marketing committee. The other
two members are Frank J. Krug of
Madison and John Frieberg of Ver
million.
This appointment was made fol
lowing the unanimous adoption by
the state federation meeting last
week of a recommendation that a
"marketing department" of this
federation shoultf now be established
with an executive head, to cooperate
with all other farmers' organizations
in properly pushing the cooperative
marketing of farm products. This
necessitates additional financing to
be provided by this Federation.
"In anticipation of the final in
structions from the board of twenty
one directors appointed at Chicago,
it is recommended that the Presi
dent of this Federation appoint a
permanent committee of three on
grain marketing to direct the work
of the Federation In pushing the or
ganization of the United States
Grain Growers, Inc."
METHODIST EPISCOPAL ClIUllCll
Henry D. Gough, Minister.
Sunday school 10 a. m. morn'ns
worship 11 a. m. "A man's religion".
Epworth and junior Leagues 7 p.
m. Evening service 8 p. m. "Some
echoe'B from the 'stock pavlllion
meeting and banket'." Special must?.
Prayer meeting Thursday 8 p. m.
We have gotten beyond the day
when we can call Sunday school and
church "jobs for women and chil
dren." These are men's jobs, and
the biggest jobs men ever undertook
if we are to escape bolshevism. They
are working we must.
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE 8TANDARD
Win.
Swedknd
{All Kinds of
Real Estate
/Insurance
Bonds
TEACHERS' EXAMINATION.
Notice is hereby given that a
teacher's examination for all grades
of certificates will be given at the
Court House in Slsseton, May 5-6-7
(Thursday, Friday and Saturday),
1921.
Applicants for first grade certifi
cate must have had either three
years of teaching experience or at
least twelve weeks ot normal train
ing.
Applicants will start writing at
eight o'clock, Thursday a. m.
PEARL F. ROBINSON,
IM ON
MY
WHY
TO
County Supt.
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STANDARD
CALDWELL
Shoe Repair
Shop
Prindiville Building
"I've walked all over the
streets of this town until I'm
darned near ruined.
"But my owneer is going to
take good care of me, I know.
"For he's on bis way to
Caldwell's Shoe Shop, and that
means I'll have a good stout
sole in place of the worn-out
affair I have no.
LET'S REASON
When a motorist gets a
puncture in his tire, does he
throw the tire away or have
it repaired?
When a small hole wears
through the sole of your shoes
it is unwise to throw away the
shoes as it Is for a motorist to
throw away a tire.
Both shoes and tires cost
real money these days.,
THEN ACT
•!?i
There is a big difference
between the yield
of
crops
planted with an inaccurate plan
ter and one thatisaccurate. You
use the same amount of seed—
but the difference in the crop
often amounts to as much as
five, six or seven—yes, and
more bushels per acre.
Here is a point we want you
to think over: If a planter
misses only fifteen kernels in every
100 hills, there is a loss of five bushels
per acre
in
the yield.
Commercial Hotel
SISSETON S. DAKOTA
Board by Day or Week
MEAL TICKETS
Twenty-one Meals
$6.51
SUNDAY DINNER 50c
First Class
Accommodations
I sell the
right feed
for baby chicks
Henry Schindler
Sisseton, South Dakota
WE HANDLE
FURNITURE
OF ALL KINDS
If you need any
thing in the way
of furniture this
spring, don't fail
to look over our
stock and get our
prices.
C. A. YEAGER
The Second Hand Man
SISSETON, SO. DAK.
r*:
An Accurate Corn Planter lis
One of Your Best Friends
Wm sniff bo glad to hava you call and sea
uhy thU plantar haa boon tarmmd theme
csfstepfaitftr. Fatting it into your field
thUyear mayeave you alot of money when
you gather your crop. Letuaaho&ittoyom
at any rat*. RVO 6a glad to see yoa,
oven though you aren't ready to buy now.
THOS. S.OSMAN
SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA
The accurate planter avoids
that loss—it proves to be one of
your best friends because it does
faithful work and saves your money.
We want to show you the
John Deere No. 999 Com
Planter—a planter that has built a
first-data reputation because of its
accuracy. It is just as accurate as
the human hand.
You can plant two, three or
four kernels without
seed plates or stopping the team. Yoa
can change from lulling to drilling in
stantly. You get nine different drill
ing distances without changing the
plates.
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