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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - June 21, 1918, Postville, Iowa
Thei�08tvili,e Herald Postville Iowa. Helping the heat and milk Supply special information service United state department of agriculture lawns As sheep pastures. On 8uch Lawn this sheep not Only Are profitable and beneficial a Weed Erad Catora but they Are highly ornamental at Well. Scheme to feed waste to sheep Opportunity offered on College grounds in Parks and on Large private lawns. Make Money out of flocks done however by unskilled labor even by Hamill children and the expense lived not to targe. Illus Arloua example. People who install sheep on lawns will be following an illustrious exam pie. For Many weeks now n Small flock of sheep has been grazing on the Wilto House grounds converting the grass which was formerly wasted into Good meat and Wool and incidentally keeping Down weeds that were a source of endless trouble. It has been found that the Stiep Are not Only useful but ornament no. Many thousands of people have been attracted by the pretty picture of Tho Fleecy animals in Presl Dent Wilson s Yard. 7 saving also made in mowing and Weed eradication investigate before launching into Enterprise. There Are thousands of places in the United states where grass is now g lug to waste that would support Small flocks of sheep. Among such places lire Public Parks Golf courses private estates with Large lawns and College grounds. Over Moat of these areas a Yinwu Mower is rim regularly to keep Down the grass. If it flock of sheep were substituted for the Lawn Mower not Only would the grass to utilized for food production but Tho labor now necessary to keep the grass Cut would lie released for other and More essential War work. Of course considerable care needs to be exercised in the matter of stocking such open Areus with sheep. Tho creation of a big demand for animals for this purpose so As to to Trefero seriously with Normal Market conditions would not to desirable. Tho United states department of agriculture advises persons charged with the Caro of such properties to consider putting in some sheep but to investigate Condl Lions thoroughly before Thoy embark in Tho Enterprise Tho animal husbandry division of the department will to bind to answer requests for information and has a number of publications on the subject available Tor from distribution. Pleasure and profit it is believed that in Many instances particularly on Tho Large Golf courses and at educational institutions having a tens Leo grounds sheep raising could he practice in such manner is to bring a Large measure both of pleasure and profit. This should to particularly True on school grounds where ordinarily some member of Tho faculty is a Good enough animal Husbandman to give them Tho proper Caro. In any event it is a matter worthy of careful consideration. The Gross annual returns from ewes of Breeding nge my be expected to Rango As High As $20 a head. Tho fleece from one sheep averages from five to eight pounds and is now Selling for from 60 to 05 cents a Pound one Lamb to each Ewo is a conserve Nilvo estimate. " Tho Lamb at Flo months will weigh approximately go sheep As benefactors a Hundred times you have noticed and been annoyed by the Man horse and Little moving machine going about clipping the grass on Tho Golf course. Sometimes you have noticed another fellow or n group of Fellows going Over the course bending prodding in the grass with let to trowel like tools. Annoying yes but. In Tho Ordinary Courso of things necessary. The grass has to to kept Short and smooth for your Comfort and convenience. And the ugly weeds Honvo to to rooted out. Still All of that work has to be paid for out of the dues of Tho members. And after All Tho whole business Ann Yauco and expense might be avoided. _ of sheep would keep the grass clipped is closely and As neatly As Tho Mower does and Tho sheep would eradicate the weeds much More certainly than the prodding Fellows possibly can. Resides they would convert Tho grass and weeds into meat and Wool to help the nation through an emergency in which it badly needs both meat and Wool. The Case of Bert Carter slacker cams. By Barbara Kerr make waste into meat. The keeping of a reasonable number of sheep on Tho average farm docs not necessitate the keeping of fewer Dairy cows or other grazing Stock. This fact was determined by the United states department of agriculture in its recent investigation of sheep raising possibilities in new England. It was found that farms where sheep Are kept successfully have practically the same number and kinds of live Stock us other farms of like area where no sheep Are kept and that the acreage in crops on the two classes of farms is substantially the same the inference is that the Farmer who keeps no sheep is simply throwing away enough a Pound. A flock of 20 owes such is 8tock do not Utu a to not him a Dettt could to maintained on a Good sized col lege Campus might to expected therefore to yield an annual profit of approximately $850, which would go a Good Way toward endow Long a lectureship. Wood eradication aside from the question of direct profit sheep would be useful on such lawns in eradicating weeds for several years the Kansas state agric i Tural College spent Over $480 a year Ion the College Campus in an Effort to eradicate dandelions. About three years ng0 Tho animal husbandry de Artmont was Short of pasture for its Ishop and suggested to Tho College authorities that if the Money formerly spent for. Dandelion eradication were turned Over to them they would undertake to get rid of the dandelions by grazing Tho sheep on the Campus. Today Thore Are practically no dandelions in the Kansas agricultural College grounds the would be Rue on any other Large Lawn in practically All cases on order to keep them out of Flower Beds Aud shrubbery sheep must be herded. This Tan be profit. Fighting animal tuberculosis. In april 22,402 cattle wore Toston for tuberculosis in the tuberculosis eradication work of Tho Bureau of animal Industry United states depart meat of agriculture. This number was 8,404 More than wore Toston in the preceding month. The tuberculosis control measures Are to to applied in co operation with Santo authorities and live Stock owners along three lines eradication of tuberculosis from purebred herds eradication from circumscribed Aroas and eradication from Swine. In Tho beginning efforts Are being concentrated on eradication of the disease from purebred herds. Cold 8torage space in View of the heavy demands for cold storage space growing out of War shipments Tho Bureau of markets of the United states department of agriculture is making surveys of space available for the cold storage of but Ter and eggs throughout the United Beatea f / copyright 1918, by the Mcclure newspaper Syndicate so you to after our wild Man from Borneo arc you Well Here to comes. Bit kid get a move on you Here s a Friend of yours from Hays sheriff Beardsley Felt the Good Humoured sarcasm in the Boss tone. He had swaggered a bit How did he know what sort of Fellows ran the mine prop Camp on the narrow outage to had got off at Mineral hot Springs and come Overlund with a guide and two donkeys maybe twas three. Bert quickened his Pace came Forward frankly and held out his hand. From Hays did you say Jim Well i m sure glad to see some one from Hays. How s everybody what did you say your name is sheriff Beardsley grinning rather sheepishly into the boy s honest Blue eyes. I m up Here after a slacker. Know anything about him search Rool replied Bert innocently at which Tho men laughed. Beardsley explained to Bert who made no comment except that they d counted on getting out some extra props the trip would interfere. But his Camp comrades were outspoken in their disgust Why anyone can see with half an Eye that the kid s not More than Twenty declared the Boss who was too fond of Bert to take it calmly. It s simply a cooked up mess by some of those foreigners they re combing the country for men to make up their the sheriff found himself nodding then hastily Well i was sent lip Here to get him boys so i la Honvo to Tuke him after two years in the mountains with Only a Day Oft occasionally at Salldin or Moffet for supplies Bert was interested in everything except his forthcoming course if it s up to me i la go. I be had some experience killed More Enekes than any other Man in Camp. If i m Busy and one gets away i just Tako a walk till i find one in his place. Why because they frighten the sheriff on arriving it Hays rec commended Ball for Bert till trial Day in the meantime he loitered about the Village. His and Mother had gone to South America a year ago on business he had not been to Hays for five years is he went from school to Tho mountains for his health. You d agree that he found it six feet in his stockings bronzed As in Indian with an innocent direct gaze that was a bit disconcerting till you knew him. So when the Board called Case of Bert Carter slacker he arose to his feet marched up front and looked them squarely in Tho eyes. Tho three men looked it him with honest admiration but Mary Marvin Tho Secretary wanted Bert to feel that she disapproved of him. She was the prettiest girl in Tho Village the stanch est in Trot and always Rendy to punish slackers that came her Way. Bert could not help feeling her attitude. At first he was mildly curious As to what peeved the pretty lady but the More he looked at her the sting of it got under his skin. He wanted to ask her outright what was wrong with him. He told the Board that he believed to would be Twenty one the third of june 1018, but in the absence of family records would swear to nothing. To was interested to know on what they based their accuse Nylon that he was a slacker. To the Board this seemed fair enough but the Way to said slacker made Mary wont to jump to her feet and scream just is you might Sny bread and Stygar Mother i since the Board had brought him to Hays at Behest of gossips they must bring in his accusers. Mrs. Ted lev logwood swore that he was the same age is her in Chanel Rachael was Twenty Throe inst june. A u be obliged to her Mother snickered some one Twenty three was getting on toward old Mil Hood Here. Mrs. Ben Hopper swore that he was Tho same age As Tommy Twenty one in May Sho knew for Tho boys had Many a time celebrated their birthdays by swimming in big Creek Bert a tilled then chuckled behind ills hand boys birthdays were like easter movable feasts when swimming was the Celebration. " things wore hopelessly tangled birthdays of town s contemporary children were told As was time of Stob lulling line fences buying of livestock tearing Down of old landmarks but no corroborating testimony. Mary was in a Wilto heat How can to sit there like a Lump on a log and the whole town wrangling about his age she whispered. The Board was crazy with Tho futility of it when the old editor of the free press walked in with a newspaper file and asked to be sworn opening it he read born yesterday to John and Mary Carter a Fine boy congratulations to the Bourd the Date is june fourth 1887 the boy will be Twenty Ono Juno third 1018." without comment he walked out without further ado the Board adjourned congratulated Bert and closed the incident but the Secretary s in Gry eyes held Bert without apparent Volu Jonhey walked up to her Aud asked if she wished to speak to him. Row i Dol exclaimed Mary vote wently flow could you sit there that Tayl any did t you get up and soy you d go anyway?1 u Why miss Marvin i thought of trial was a trial. It would be queer for a Man to say of Stop it i la confess m guilty just to Stop the fuss would t it Well yes Mary admitted but you need t let it come to that. Why do you suppose Tho lord gave you ail that strength if not to defend your country of Why stammered Bert ill go if you want me but Mory had walked away her Hend in the air. Bert was puzzled. He had heard let to discussion of the War. To him it was a matter of age. He d go when called. What was the matter with Tho girl he d go ask her. Mary hesitated then held out her hand. I Mother says i was rude to you today. Forgive me and i la Tell you How i feel about so Bert received his first lesson in patriotism from the has of a pretty girl too much in Earnest to remember that she was pretty that Bert was handsome or anything else except that she wanted him to be n Soldier. Presently mrs. Marvin Jenme in and Bert spent the happiest evening of his life. When he arose to go he asked and Btu nod permission to come again. Be turning to Tho Windsor he saw a Light in the free press office and went up to think the editor for his kindness be disclaimed any credit saying that he was a Friend of his family intimated that Bert was glad not to go to War. Why no or. Pressmann i Don t care much either Way. Thought i d go when colled but i to made up my mind to enlist. I m not it but the editor dismissed him with n Curt nod to Bert s Chagrin. His lessons in patriotism progressed till the town wondered if Bert would stay in Hays or Mary go to the mountains. Bert was sure that life without Mary was not Worth living. But Mary tearfully but firmly refused him dearly is she knew sire loved him she could not marry a Man younger than herself she was past Twenty. Bert did not Tell her he had enlisted but said Good by and took the first train Buck to Camp. A dreary journey but More than one indifferent chop who talked to Bert and his views changed about his duty to his country. His Camp Fellows met him eagerly glad that he was Hack they had missed him had some mail for him too. It was a belated letter from his Mother telling him of sickness discouragements and inability to get mall but the paragraph that held his attention rend you Are now of draft age my Dearest son because after you were Hurt and missed school i gave you the birthday of the baby that died so you la not seem so behind or. School work. No one knows this Dearest but Mother and you. Do As your heart bids s nil right Mother dear he whispered kissing the letter. Then to the Emp Well Fellows i Jenme Buck to Tell you the news. I m engaged to the prettiest girl in Ellis county and have enlisted in Uncle sum s army in Colorado did t want to stand in the any of any Hays patriots so better be Good to Bertie while you be got a of course the announcement of his engagement was a bit Hasty but Mary corroborated it when told the particulars. Another world s record for butter production broken by Holstein cow fa1rview kor Dyke Mata. Records for butter production Are being broken thick und fast by hol a teen cows these Days. Far View Korn Dyke Mata has just broken the world s record by producing in 30 Days the enormous amount of 185.31 pounds of butter from 3,210 pounds of milk in average of 0.17 pounds per Day for 30 Days. The Best previous record was held by the purebred Holstein cow Ormsby Jane Sells Anggle with 183.11 pounds in 30 Days to Ber credit. Far View kor Dyke Mata recently completed n seven Day test winning farm labor is big problem this year War emergency Calls for greatest efforts to produce food. Both country and City people must sacrifice Comfort to furnish Power to cultivate and Harvest necessary crops. Prepared by the United states department of agriculture in n statement issued by Clarence Ousley assistant Secretary of agriculture attention is called to the fact j that both country und City people must sacrifice something of their Comfort to furnish the necessary Man Power to cultivate and Harvest crops necessary this year to carry on the War. That part of the statement which deals directly with farm labor and what the department of agriculture is doing to solve the problem follows the principal difficulty in farming operations for 1918 is the problem of labor. That is serious but it is not insuperable. The department of agriculture has farm labor offices in nearly All of the states working in co operation with the agricultural colleges the county agents and other state activities and the department of labor has employment offices in nearly nil the centers of population. These two departments together Are enabled to contribute much to the solution of the problem by furnishing information and something new in collars by shifting labor from neighbourhood to neighbourhood As the seasonal de sort of second Cousin to the one made of celluloid has recently been introduced. The separate starched Collar was invented about ninety two years ago by the wife of a Blacksmith living it Troy n. Y., who made one for her husband. Since then it has grown in popular Ltd until there is probably nobody who has not worn a starched Collar it some time or other. Now us popular Ltd is on the decline Agnlin partly on the score of Comfort and partly As a result of the War. The Crux of the matter does not he with the Collar itself though that is made from material which is useful for bandages. It s the starch that is to to saved valuable foodstuff that ought not to be wasted on collars says foul or science monthly. A permanently stiffened Collar is being introduced which is not celluloid but is a regular fabric Collar treated with a kind of varnish that makes it possible to clean it under Tho tap or with a Damp cloth. Automo by lists should be among those who appreciate this new fabric for in spite of Road dust it is always possible to feel clean in a clean Collar. A Collar of this kind will lust from two weeks to n month. Chinese omens. Tho chinese people never associate dreams with lobster salad. Their artist represents dreams Pluto really by Means of spiral or curl As of vapor proceeding from the dreamer s head and broadening out until Large enough to receive Tho figures which enter into and compose the dream. They believe that gorillas and bears Aro omens of sous and serpents and snakes of daughters. The ladles a Jive urn Duma eve to thank for that it you dream of a Dwarf things will not go Well your Enterprise will stick half Way and you will be n laughing Stock to All if of Sweet perfume you will meet women and girls of bamboos you will become a Recluse of Combs there will be a separation of Willows you will shortly travel and if you dream of a broken bed Boom 1u will befall your wife. Mind passes and generally by bringing together the labourer and the employer. But when nil has been done that my be done by these departments or by any other governmental Agency much will remain to to done by the states and communities especially by Tho cities for there is not enough Fabor seeking employment to Supply the farms for cultivation and harvesting. For years the cities with their great fortunes and Bright lights have been drawing Young men from the farms. The War has merely precipitated a Drift that sooner or later would have caused More or less of a food crisis. In peace times that is a matter that might Well be left to readjust itself through such reduced production and consequent High prices As would make farming More profitable and attract men to the Industry. But in the War emergency we must have food at All costs and since there is no Way of getting it without Lubor and since labor is lacking the cities must sacrifice something and Harvest the crops. In Many towns and cities last year Tho business men. Closed their establishments or 6pnred numbers of their employees to help the Farmers. In a few places already business men Are taking surveys Aud Are making pledges to furnish labor which has farm experience to the adjoining com Muul Les As May to needed. The same methods must be put into practice in every town and City adjacent to a farming Region. The men of the cities must to brought to understand the vital importance of agriculture. Many of them have sneered at it or have regarded it with indifference. Now they must lend it much of their thought and their Effort. They should understand that the United states is going to furnish food to the armies and the civil population behind them and they May depend upon it that the Farmers will feed themselves. It behoves the cities therefore to take some thought of their own sustenance by readjusting their activities. There is hardly a business or an Industry in Tho United states that cannot spare temporarily for Tho cultivation and harvesting seasons considerable part of its Man Power or even close say for Tofte to fifteen Days during the period As the laurels is Tho Twenty third Holstein to join the list of 40-Pound cows with the production of 46.71 pounds of butter in the week the second highest record for the week. Her test was continued for the month with Tho result that she is now one of the world s record holders. Her sire is Pontine kor Dyke her dam is Princess Matador. She is owned by Oliver a Nanna jr., of Elma Center a. Far View kor Dyke Mata is sir years and six months old so she Una Many More years is usefulness ahead of her. Local need appears. In Many cases women Enn take the places of men for the lighter commercial and Industrial tasks so that the men who have farm experience my be available for farm needs. In Many cases women can do Light work on the farm such is Dairying cultivating vegetables and gathering fruit. Tho details must be worked out by each Community. It is not possible to devise n general system because conditions very on every farm and in each neighbourhood. In Many of the Industrial centers wages Are so High that a Large number of men Are Content to work Only a part of the time. Either by Public sentiment or Industrial regulations if need Bej y vagrancy Laws there must be n full utilization of Man Power. It is not possible for the National government to compel or even to direct such readjustments. There is not Wisdom enough in this Congress or in any Congress that could be assembled to solve All these local and regional problems. States communities and individuals of influence must take responsibility. Washington cannot Trento labor and should not compel employment. Local initiative and local responsibility must be exercised to the fullest extent. Tho Farmers will do their full duty in planting. Tho governmental agencies will do All that they can do and we my reasonably expect a Normal season. If the people of the communities especially of the cities will assume their part of the Burden there need to no doubt of the result but if the cities persist in plunging for profit and in enjoying their Ense expecting the government any the Farmers to work miracles then those who Are neither fighters nor producers May suffer some privation civilians Aid Harvest if soldiers Are willing to Servo in Tho trenches to dig ditches build railroads and risk their lives Many civilians can Well afford to spare a part of their time to Servo in the furrows and in Tho Harvest of agriculture. #2 a when Jack Frost is Likely to appear la the fall and As to How far in Advance of his appearance Tho last crops should be planted Cau find information on these joints in the farm Garden la the North banners bulletin 037, issued for free distribution by the United states department of agriculture. This bulletin which is offered to City gardeners As Well As to those in tha country and which contains information of equal value to both has a zone map of the United states based on the average dates of the first killing Frost in autumn. By referring to Tho map. The approximate latest sate Date for planting any crop in any of the various Cones May be determined. The bulletin also cont los a table giving the latest Safe dates for planting vegetable seeds in the open la the North Era states and telling the period Nec Essary for maturity fit the Martau crops
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