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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - July 26, 1918, Postville, Iowa
The Postville Herald Postville Iowa. Love my dog love me by Louise Oliver in a Ift i Ijar right 1918. By the Mcclure be spa per Syndicate Burn swam about n bit in the water he Lake then climbed into Herb in and pulled up Shore n bit to her cd rate Haven where a Little Arm of or reaching around a breastworks cos crossed a Flat sunny strip of Ich. The Canoe was a store of re in Genie its carnal and mental Candy a novel also a Towel to dry her a. Laura had Lovely hair of which. A was justly proud. Sphere was Only one thing lacking to in Splete her absolute Contentment dog. She coloured Wrath fully when thought of him for she had very is Antral suspicions that Only the be separated her from her pet. Suddenly there was a snooze almost a gently Over her head from the top of cd. Laura looked up quickly and wed. A Man in swimming clothes us sitting there quietly watching her. Just As Well said Laura tort that nature takes a hand some announce new Ujj Pardon me fair Mermaid but you the newcomer. I was Here there was nothing today to this and a alb decided to leave without further Virley when it occurred to her that us in had been coming to this particular fettle Cove nearly every Day for three Laura looked up quickly. Months each summer for the last ten years it was not for her to let a stranger rout her now. You re a Soldier Aren t you she asked. I have the you belong to that machine gun battalion across the Lake Don t you perhaps then you can Tell me what became of my Laura took a piece of chocolate and then looked him steadily in the Eye As impressively As a decidedly oblique eight feet would permit. Authority should never have to look up. Moreover when Laura looked up with her Chin tilted Back and the sunlight dancing in Little spurts of flame on her Hull she looked More like n Model of Hope than anything else. Whatever it was the Young Man quite refused to be terrified although he almost forgot to answer but for a different reason. Your dog what kind of dog a Cairo. Not very big White with Brown spots Short a Cairn he said thoughtfully. Let Ine see. It would be pretty hard to Tell. We have dogs and dogs and then some you see. All Camps have. It s a sort of Mecca seen is to draw pm like a i Don t suppose there Are Many like Laddie she remarked. And gave him to me for my birthday und As i had my Choice of him or another Row of pearls for my Pearl Collar you see what i be lost. Besides he was a splendid companion such a Good swimmer. Will you look when you go bad and see if there is a dog of his description in Camp i certainly will. But How can i let you know if i find him i come Here every Day she answered. If you could bring him i might manage it he said slowly. But what if i miss you Laura was thoughtful. She was about to say then come to the House won t you but she decided it would be difficult to entertain an unknown Soldier should he present himself there. Her i Othor would be sure to it fuss too that was one thing about a soldiers they All looked alike but dour knows who they wore i of i think Well manage to meet Here she said i always Conio at i this right. Tomorrow then he said. "1 must go Back now Good by and diving into Tho deep water on the other Side of Tho Rock he was gone toe next Day As usual. Lauru paddled into the Cove. And there was her Soldier with a dog. Mercy that s not my dog she cried. That looks More like an ant eater than a i i hardly thought it was he an swered crestfallen. But it was the j Only one i could catch. Perhaps i la have better As usual Laura had brought along some magazines and some Candy. She offered him some of the sweets with an apology. I Don t approve of Candy nowadays. But Tho boys insist on sending it to me from town. I be finally made them Stop but i have an accumulation of about fifty pounds. Some Day if i can get permission i m going Over to your Camp and distribute the whole that will be splendid he cried with enthusiasm. Not the Candy so much As the visit. There s nothing cheers the boys up so much As he was going to say pretty girl. As a Nice looking Young woman he finished. But i must go now. You see i Haven t much time to Call my own. I la try and bring your dog but the next Day it was the same thing. No Lyddle instead a Fox terrier which barked incessantly. That s not my dog either said Laura. Of course he answers the description but still a Cairn s a Cairn. You ought to know one when you see i must confess i Don the answered but i la try again if i. J u let then the conversation turned to the War and his prospects of going across. Time flew fast. For six Days the Soldier came with flogs a different one each Day and never the right one. Mercy said Laura despairingly. You can t go on All summer bringing dogs. I think i la go to Camp tomorrow myself. Dad got permission from the major and i la go in my car and take the Enndy. I be some other things too. I Hope i la see you for Laura had decided by this time after a week of this Young Man that it was All right to say she hoped much that she d see him und she Hud determined to ask her father to speak to the major about him and have him Over to dinner some night at Calm Craig. Good As her word Laura did go to Camp next Day with a cargo of Candy and tobacco and was immediately taken to Headquarters. The orderly returned at once saying the major would see her. Laura entered Dill Dently wondering what she should say to the potentate in command. She had never talked to so High an officer before. But the Man who Rose from behind the big desk was her own Soldier of the Bench at the same time a Cairn that Hail been sleeping under the desk sprang Forward with n yelp of Delight. So you re major Denning said Laura rather stiffly and you be got Laddie after yes he admitted Smil lug quietly. I be had him nil i can understand your wanting to keep him. But i Don t see the idea of bringing u whole menagerie Over to me Day a Frei suppose my dear lady i had taken Laddie Over on my first trip i could have invented no excuse to see you so often. The past week has been Utopia to Why could t you come to the House to see me you Are father s i Cion t want you to discover my identity until you had Learned to like to for myself. I had hoped you did a Little. But i m afraid i be made a mistake. I should have returned your dog Tho Day he swam Over Here and that would have been the end of it suddenly Laura came Over and touched his Arm. No Don t he sorry no one could possibly to Cross at you after after what you be said. And i m glad i did t know you were an of ulcer but just he took her hand in both of his. Laura i be taken an awful fancy to Laddie you can t have the heart to take him Back without me now can you she sighed and looked away in mock resignation. It seen is to be a Ense of love my dog love me does t it i suppose i la have to take you then he gathered her up close in his arms and settled it All with a kiss. Special information service United states department of agriculture pork in War time backs patriotism right handling saves Hay crop proper time of cutting and raking Are important factors in harvesting. Best time of Day to mow the meat line helps to strengthen the Battle line. Supply of fats is urgent need requirements can be met most quickly by increasing number of hogs on farms. Swine require less labor and maps have no rival in putting waste material to profitable use department of agriculture offers assistance. Ers bulletin 765, containing information on the various Breeds their origin general appearance development and adaptability pig clubs and the Swine Industry describing the pig club work movable hog houses Secretary s circular 102 hog Farmers bulletin 438 the self feeder for hogs Farmers bulletin 900 hog cholera prevention and treatment Farmers bulletin 874 tuberculosis of hogs Farmers bulletin 781. Don t forget that Tho ment line is of direct importance to the Battle line. Cattle after War one of the immortal books. One of the greatest epoch making Hooks of the world was Don to that artificial nge reared in insipid extravagances Don Quixote was the Down of a new revelation. Saint Beuve the great French critic called it the Book of even those who miss the allegory and Are insensible to the satire cannot help but enjoy the Story so fresh is it with pictures of National life and character of Spain at the time. Cervantes himself was amazed at Tho Success of his Book which immediately raised him to Fame. Since that time nearly 300 years ago Don Quixote Lias been the Delight of Mankind in a degree that no other Hook Hris approached. Basra and sindbad the Sailor. In spite of evidence of modern Industry Basra seaport of Mesopotamia was Tho port from which sindbad set out on his voyages of Trade and adventure. Sindbad was not a myth but n real Man with a Sailor s love for the sights of foreign lands. It must have been a great event when he sailed away with his Fleet of dhows and when he returned with treasures of far off China and the Eastern islands. The Basra of a mean Little town in a Clearing of Palm Trees two Miles from the River and at its port instead of the Laden dhows Are Rusty tramp steamers with tawdry wares at Tow West a a a tractor gaining in popularity in West machine reported profitable Byr owners in Corn Belt. Not Only on the farms but also in the Small towns und suburbs where spree is available everyone who can should raise one or More pigs and thus furnish the pork Supply for himself and perhaps for a Soldier. Assistance in doing this May be obtained from publications of the bulted states department of agriculture which will be sent free on request. Pork is the mainstay of the nation the Labouring Man and the Soldier and the need for increasing the Supply of fats is especially great. The need for meat and fats can be met More quickly by increasing the number of hogs than in any other manner. Hogs require less labor equipment and capital make greater gains for the Quantity of food fed and give a quicker turnover of Money than any kind of live Stock except poultry. Furthermore pork products have the advantage of being easily transported. No j Branch of live Stock farming gives better results than the intelligent raising of Well bred Swine. Food from garbage. As a consumer of by products the hog has no rival which is an additional reason for pork raising now when the elimination of waste is an emphatic necessity. There is ample evidence that where table scraps form a part or All of the pig s diet the gains Cost considerably less than the Gulus made by Grain fed animals. There is no Best Breed of Swine. Some Breeds Are Superior to others in certain respects and one Breed May be better adapted than another to certain local conditions. There Are two distinctive types the lard Type and the Bacon Type. Swine of the lard Type far outnumber those of the Bacon Type in the United states. With the ingredients of a Good ration constantly placed before them so that they May eat it Well hogs will make gains More rapidly and More economically than when fed by hand. The self feeder is growing in popularity. It is simply a device by Means of which n Supply of Grain or other feed is kept constantly available to the hogs in. Order that they May always satisfy their appetites with the proper kind and amount of feed. Soldiers of the by Means of the boys pig clubs of the department of agriculture thousands of boys Are being instructed in hog raising and by this Means Are helping to produce a very important food for our soldiers and sailors. Your county agent club Leader or director of Extension work at your state agricultural College will Tell you of the work in your own state and How to join o club. Tho department wants 200,000 boys to raise pigs-40,000 did it in pig clubs last year but whether you Are Young or old if you live in Tho country or the suburbs of a City you can do it too and thereby become a Soldier of the commissary How to get information. Farmers bulletins covering practically every phase of the Swine Industry Are available for free distribution and May be obtained by writing to the United states department of agriculture Washington. The states also have published much excellent material on the subject of hog raising. An inquiry about hogs addressed to your state agricultural College will bring you information on what has been issued by your own state. Your county agent can supplement the printed advice by suggestions As to Tho adaptation of directions to your local conditions. Some of the hog raising publications of the United states department of agriculture Aro listed below a Swine management Farmers bulletin 874 Breeds of Sulue Fawn the United states at present probably has More purebred cattle of beef and Dairy types than is possessed by any other nation or combination of nations according to the department of agriculture. At the close of the War european countries will require the different types of purebred animals to rebuild their depleted herds. Study of present and future world conditions leads to the conclusion that Continental Europe will bid High for the Dairy Type while Russia will require All types especially the beef types. It seems certain that importing countries will require cattle free from disease. Disease eradication in our cattle is therefore a matter of the highest importance not Only for the Benefit of our own Consumers but to facilitate after the War Trade. With Small acreage it la customary to wait until Dew is off grower should inform himself by making experiments. Prepared by the United states department of agriculture there is considerable difference of opinion among Hay growers As to the Best time of Day to mow Hay. Some never Cut Hay when the grass is wet others Start mowing at any time and some mow in the afternoon Only. When considerable Hay is grown it is necessary to keep the mowers going most of the Day. Some growers of Alfalfa in the South and East mow Hay even when a Light rain is falling because unfavourable weather makes it impossible to get the crop in time if the mowing is All done in Good weather. When the acreage grown is Small it is customary to wait until the Dew is off or to Cut Only in the afternoon while this practice is desirable in some cases in others it is merely wasting valuable time and it should be followed with careful judgment. In other words the Hay grower should inform himself by experiments or by the experience of his neighbors As to the earliest possible time in the morning after a heavy Dew at which it is Safe to Start mowing under different conditions considering the amount of moisture contained in the upper surface of the soil whether the yield is Light or heavy the weather and whether or not a Tedder is to be used. All possible loss of valuable time such As is entailed by having hired help Idle or employed at work which is less profitable and necessary than making Hay should be avoided. It is important to know How much Hay to have Down at one time. It is not Good practice to have two or three times As much Hay Cut Down As can be hauled or taken in in one Day. Loss of Quality can be avoided somewhat by having the mowers Only one Day ahead of the Crew hauling then if a rain comes up a minimum amount of Hay will be damaged. Wedding. The Best Way to cure out freshly Cut Hay is to stir up the Swath with a Tedder before the top leaves dry out. Principal advantage reported is a Ltd Ity to do heavy work quickly saving of Man Power also of importance. Prepared by the United states department of agriculture evidence of the growing popularity of tractors on Corn Belt farms is shown by reports made by More than go tractor owners nine out of every ten reporting that their investment in a tractor had proved profitable. These data were obtained in the summer and fall of 1917, and in the Spring of of 18 on representative Illinois farms by specialists of the United states department of agriculture in order to determine just what conditions justified the Purchase of a tractor in that Section. Experienced tractor owners who made reports stated that tractors will prove profitable on most Corn Belt farms of 180 acres or More while in their opinion they should not be expected to do so on farms of much less than 180 acres. The report of the investigators published As Farmers bulletin 963, states that while the figures were obtained in Only one state they Are applicable throughout the Corn Belt and that the prospective tractor purchaser May reasonably count upon equating the average performances reported in the study. Nearly three fourths 71 per cent of those who reported owned tractors capable of pulling three plows. Eleven per cent recommended two time to Start sheep raising. Late summer or Early fall is the most favourable time to make a Start in sheep raising ewes May be procured More readily at this time and when purchased May be kept on Meadows Grain stubble Fields or late sown forage crops to get them in Good condition for Breeding experience with the ewes through fall and Winter will also make a beginner More capable of attending to them at lambing time it is Seldom possible to buy any considerable number of bred ewes at reasonable prices. The inexperienced sheep Raiser should begin with Grade ewes of the Best class available and a purebred ram. The raising of purebred Stock and the Selling of Breeding rums can Best be undertaken by persons experienced in sheep raising. Don t wait on hog cholera. Don t take a Chance with a sick hog. Act quickly. Get a veterinarian or a trained Man immediately. Only prompt action will Stop hog cholera losses. Every hog saved will help to win the War. Tho time for argument about Antl hog cholera serum is past declare specialists of the United states department of agriculture. Figures prove that when administered efficiently and in time hog cholera serum will keep Well hogs from taking the disease. Quick action is imperative to get serum and a trained operator to treat the hogs. Be a Weed detective. If the first appearance in this country of weeds such As russian Thistle Field hawkweed and Canada Thistle and been reported much of the loss and trouble they Are causing might have been prevented it is important to report to Federal or state authorities the appearance of new weeds and to take precautions to prevent their spread. Fighting the sheep killer. Five states during 1917 enacted improved legislation to protect sheep from dogs and similar action is being considered in other states. Protection of this kind Means More Mutton and Wool. Feed for Young calf. When the calf is two weeks old a Little Mill feed May be added to Tho milk. This Quantity May to gradually increased a Best base for separator. A Concrete base for the separator is a Good thing but Between it and the base of the machine Bolt Down a Board to provide elasticity. For persons who put Mutton first the Southdown is the Best Breed. Raking Hay with Side delivery Rake this should be done before leaves become dry enough to shatter when raked. When the leaves lose their mols Jure and become dry before the moisture from the Stem is removed the process of curing is very much retarded. The Tedder is especially valuable in curing Alfalfa and Clover Hay or heavy yields of any kind. No set Rule can be Given for using the Tedder but it should follow the Mower from two to six or More hours later depending upon yield kind of Hay velocity of the wind temperature Clouds Etc. The fun thou of the Tedder is to kick up the Hay and allow it to cure out evenly. The Tedder does More damage than Good by breaking off the leaves if used after the leaves have become dry. It is used on Hay in the Swath Seldom on Hay in the Windrow. To induce rapid curing it is the custom of some Hay growers to Ted the Hay twice the same Day. Raking. The practice of raking Hay into windrows with either n sulky dump or Side delivery Rake is almost Universal. The exceptions Are where the Hay is loaded on the Wagon directly from the Swath by. Means of a Hay loader or is gathered from the Swath with a sweep Rake. These practices Are rare being followed usually Only when the yield is heavy. It is Safe to say that most Hay is cured almost entirely in the Swath indeed it is a common practice to commence hauling or stacking Hay immediately after it is raked. Under certain conditions this practice is allowable. When the yield is Light or when a heavy yield is stirred several times with Tho Tedder and especially if the Day is Cloudy and there is a Good Breeze stirring Hay can be entirely cured in the Swath and a Good Quality made. During hot dry sunshiny weather in the Middle of the summer however this practice of curing in the Swath will not produce the Best Grade of Hay. Under such conditions Hay especially Clover and Alfalfa should be raked into the Windrow just after it is All Well wilted and before Tho leaves become dry enough to break off when raked. After being raked the Hay May be left in the Windrow until it is ready to be moved or it May he put into Cocks hid left until thoroughly cured. _. Blowing not difficult task for farm tractor. Plow machines while 13 per cent advocated the use of four plows. In answer to the question what do Yon find to be the principal advantages of a tractor for farm work the answer indicates that its ability to do heavy work and do it quickly thus covering the desired acreage within the proper season was considered the Pron Cipul advantage. The saving of Man Power and the doing away with hired help enabling a Man to farm a larger acreage and thus increase the crops he can raise was next in importance. The ability to plow to a Good depth especially in hot weather was also emphasized. Under disadvantages the difficulty of efficient operation was the principal Point and this fact should be kept in mind by everyone who considers the Purchase of a tractor says the bulletin. In this connection it suggests that tractor owners take a course of training under competent instructors in this line As the results of such a course usually amply justify the time and expense involved. Packing of the ground when Damp was mentioned by several owners As a disadvantage but not As frequently As was the Case when More of the older and heavier machines were in use. The expense delays and inability to use the tractor for some kinds of work for which horses could be used were disadvantages mentioned by several owners. A a work in old clothes prepared by the United states department of agriculture the idea of furnishing a uniform for Industrial workers while it appeals very greatly to sentiment appears to be altogether impracticable. Farm labor does not suggest a uniform. For the most part farm labor is done la shirt sleeves and overalls and such town people As May be induced to do farm labor will find it More economical and convenient to use their old Ousley assistant Secretary of agriculture. Get fertilizer orders in essential that dealers and manufacturers know needs of Farmers soon As possible. Prepared by Tho United states department of agriculture it is important that Farmers who expect to Rise fertilizers on their wheat this fall place their orders Early so dealers and manufacturers know Farmers needs As soon As possible so that orders can to combined and car space used to the Best advantage. Transportation difficulties require that freight cars be loaded to their rated capacity. Delay in ordering it is said May result in a repetition of last Spring s experience when Farmers failed to receive their raised fertilizer and acid phosphate until after planting time. Winter vetch valuable. Winter notch is especially for building up poor soils
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