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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - October 18, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana A review Republican new series vol. Iii. Williamsport Warben county Indiana thursday october 18, 1917. Number 52selection and storage of Corr. E. Harbaugh presents Valaurie ideas on increasing Uncle Sam s com Supply for next year. The importance of Early Field selection of seed Corn is emphasize by the government s Call for Farmers to select sufficient seed for the 1918 crop. To emphasize the value and the importance of this patriotic work the state food committee has designated oct. 15th to 20th As seed Corn week. Previous to and during that week sufficient seed should be selected to Plant next year s crop. The United states relation service in co operation with Purdue University is putting thirteen men in non county agent counties to assist in organizing the counties for this work. I de if possible. And Points of the kernels still contain an excess of moisture and it is this that so easily causes fermentation growing molding or injury from freezing. When the amount of seed Corn to be saved is not Large the old practice of hanging it by the husks to overhead beams in an airy place is a Good one. With Large amounts specially arranged Racks for single rows of ears Are most convenient. Other schemes such As wire hangers boards studded with nails and Fence wire Racks Are All Good As Long As the ears Are kept separate. There should always be plenty of empty space in the place of storing otherwise it will be practically impossible to keep the air dry. Natural drying in the place of storage is always safest and Best and if the Corn is Well matured As it should be there need be no difficulty in getting it dry before freezing weather. Drying by artificial heat is risky unless one has the experience with it and should be avoid Many a lot of goo death come from Burns irs. Lottie Briggs meets horrible death when Oil can explodes at her Home in Kramer Bankers Grain dealers business i seed Corn has been spoiled by Overman Millers schools and county 1 heating while drying. Agents Are cooperating to the fullest extent. The Farmers in Wabash Montgomery Johnson Bartholomew Shelby and Allen counties All Are Large Corn producing counties Are trying to Excell All the other counties in the state in amount of seed Corn selected and stored for planting next year. Early selection not Only insures greater vitality but the seed thus selected gives plants that have greater vigor select the ear that is Well matured because of the Frost we have been having the Well matured is less liable to be injured by these frosts. There has been a tendency to select ears that Are too Large and late. The better Corn growers Are getting away from this by selecting Well matured ears that Are not quite so Large. These Are the ones that produce the most Good matured Corn per acre and give the greatest profit in the Long run. When once thoroughly dried seed Corn will stand any amount of cold weather and needs to be protected Only from outside dampness. The work of final selection testing and grading of seed Corn for planting should be taken up during the Winter but Early enough to leave time to look elsewhere in Case sufficient Good seed is not at hand. Remember that a Good seed ear ought to produce at least five bushels of Corn and that it cannot be too carefully selected. In View of the fact that Good seed is one of the most essential factors in securing a Large yield Farmers All Over the state Are taking an unusual interest in selecting and storing their seed. Seed should be selected from Well established varieties As new and untried varieties May produce unprofitable crops. Best results will be obtained by selecting Well shaped ears with straight rows of kernels of uniform size shape and indentation. They should be chosen from erect stalks of medium size which Are least effected by smut and other diseases. The ears should be from three to four and one halt feet from the ground and should incline slightly downward. It is always Well to avoid ears that have Long Shanks those that hug the stalk too closely and those that Are borne too High on the stalk for easy husking. Gener. Ally speaking it is better not to select ears from stalks that Are dwarfed slender very tall or that sucker badly. One Point that can not be too strongly emphasized this year is that of selecting Well matured ears that Are not too Large. Many of the Best Corn men in Indiana Are finding that it has been increasingly difficult during recent years to produce a crop of Well matured Corn. This has undoubtedly been due in part to the tendency of some growers to a select Large ears for seed. By selecting medium sized ears of Good Quality this condition May soon be overcome. Most of the seed Corn selected in october will contain 25 to 40 per cent of moisture. Com is not Safe from severe Frost until the moisture Content is reduced to 15 per cent. It is therefore important that every ear selected for seed should be stored so that it will not touch other ears and in room or building where the air can circulate freely. If stored in a place of this kind it will be thoroughly dry in 2 to 3 weeks of open weather. As soon As the com is picked it must be put in a dry Well ventilated in place and arranged in such that each ear May have a free circulation of air around it. Much Corn that is intended for seed is injured by improper methods of drying and storing. It is most liable to injury during the first few weeks after husking. The outside of the ear May be dry and hard but what Cha mean Jay w. Bruce Hillyer has announced part of the state and has a Breed of throughout the length and breadth of elaborate luncheons that has always euchre club on thursday Tribune. Prizes of ered to school children by Board of forestry a High authority on Bird life asserts if All the Birds were killed that Worms and insects would Des Troy All the vegetation of the Earth within seven years. Whether this would be True or not it is a Well known fact that our Birds Are disappearing and that our insect pests Are increasing. Even our forests Are now being invaded by insect pests since Bird life is disappearing. Many of our Birds feed almost entirely upon Worms and insects. Some Birds consume hundreds of them daily. The state Board of forestry in order to encourage the Protection of Birds and study their relation to Forest life is offering prizes to the pupils of our schools for the Best essay on the quot relation of Birds to Indiana for the Best essay from the seventh and eighth grades respectively a prize of $5.00 will be Given. For the Best essay from each of the High school classes a prize of $7,50 will be Given. The offer is extended to All schools doing work equivalent to the Grade and High schools. The essay must not exceed 2,000 words and must be mailed to the Secretary state Board of forestry not later than May 15, 1918. It is suggested that pupils who expect to enter the contest write for the rules gov Eming the contest. Secretary state Board of forestry. A terrible Accident happened at Kramer Early last Friday coming when mrs. Lottie Briggs was burned of death when an Oil can exploded at her Home in that place. Mrs. Briggs was attempting to Start a fire in the Cook stove about 6 30 and after putting in the quot kindling quot picked up a can containing a mixture of Coal Oil and gasoline and poured it on the Wood. The expo Sian followed and the unfortunate woman was instantly enveloped in flames. A Young girl who was staying with her ran out screaming and neighbors rushed in and made every possible Effort to Reeve her. Her body was burned and scorched All Over except a portion of her face and her feet. The hair was scorched but not burned off. Physicians were called who gave her All the Relief possible but could not save her and at about 12 30 a he passed away. The body was brought to this place in the afternoon to the Home of her sister mrs. S. V. Wood where it was prepared for burial. The funeral services were held in the methodist Church Williamsport Indiana sunday aft Moon october 14, 1917, the Rev. John e. Mccloud officiating and interment was made in the West Lebanon cemetery. The following obituary was read at the funeral mrs. Lottie Briggs daughter of James and Amelia Darling was born May 28,1864 departed this life october 12,1917, age 53 years 4 months and 14 Days. She was United in Marria with Henry Briggs in november 1889. To this Union were born two sons Archie Joel of san Antonia Texas and Clarence Bruce of Danville Illinois. She gave her heart to god in the Early morning of life and became a member of the methodist Church. She Ever retained a firm Faith in her redeemer and often expressed her desire to go to be with him. Sister Briggs always made Williamsport her Home and resided Here most of her life. She lived a widow since 1908, and made the most out of life. About one year ago she bought the store at Kramer and was making a Success in the new Field of labor when death came so unexpectedly and called her to her Reward. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons one sister two Brothers and Many friends. Pos quot tomorrow for typhoid. 1 expect to be sent out about the first of the week to it. Sam Houston tex., As that is where i am supposed to go. I am an aeroplane Mechanic and will work on the motors there. You talked about our company being bad Here and it is As you make it for there Are dozens of College men and of Fine families in with me so l Oan see no use for worry about me for i am better off than on the world As you have to behave Here. Tell Merie Odle i win write him a piece for his paper from Here if i have time. I am with a kid 17 years old from Illinois. He is a telegraphed and a Nice kid. A Young fellow is playing the piano and three or four Good singers Are singing. The officer we have now is alright and Hope i have the same Luck at Houston. My work will not be dangerous and Don t worry about me for i am 0 a and will write when i can later on. We Are on an Island to o Miles out in the Ocean from Frisco. Well a will write tomorrow if my is not too sore and close with love. Your old sport. The Liberty loan and the Farmer Secretary of agriculture Houston makes Strong Appeal to the Farmers. To Pur is in a Patriot marriage licenses the following marriage licenses have been issued by clerk Cowgill since our last report William Knowles age 49, of Green Hill to Louise Knoll age 27y of Rankin iii. The License was issued on the 15th and the marriage occurred the same Day at West Lafayette Rev. H. O. Evall pastor of the methodist Church officiating. John p. Falk age 29, of South Dakota to Eliza m. Hail daughter of j. S. Hail of Pine Village on the 17th. Elmer Mitten age 22, to Ruby Jernager both of Kramer. The former is the son of George Mitton and the latter is the daughter of James Jernager who reside at Kramer. The License was issued yesterday. Honor Roll the following pupils of the Independence school have been neither tardy nor absent during the month from sept. 17th to oct. 12,1917. Sixth Grade Rex Reynolds Clair Swaim and Ora Doyle. Fifth Grade Clarence Michael Glen Cowgill and june Mckinzie. Fourth Grade John Haynes Opal Smith Pearl Weaver Myrtle Riten our. Manan Morgan and May Cowgill. Third Grade Robert Doyle and Eugene Foster. Second Gre dense Steadman. Sells Barber shop o. L. Stewart closed the Deal yesterday with John Massey and Earl Clark of Bloomington 111., in which he transfers the Barber shop on the Comer of Monroe and first streets to these two gentlemen. They take formal Possession this morning and extend an invitation to All customers and friends to continue their patronage. Or. Stewart has not made any definite arrangements As to his future business. A Liberal donation m. A. Mcdonald is making a very generous offer in giving his Fine Saddle horse Joel Briggs to the red Cross society. Plans Are now under Way to make a big demonstration when the contest for the animal closes details of which will be announced later. Flags will be sold at $1.00 each which entitles the Holder to one Chance on securing this handsome Saddle horse., it s surprising How smart a boy the cob can be when his Mother tells it. Ralph Hunter enlists Angel island., cal., oct. 12,1917 dear Mother Well it is All Over i am a real Soldier tonight and i am in they m. C. A. Writing after supper. I passed a perfect physical exam., Only my left shoulder slightly lower. There is sure a perfect Bunch of Young Fellows Here and they have to be to pass the exam., believe me. There were 61 went in the Day i did yesterday and we took five examinations stripped of All our clothes and it took us All Day Anc today we were issued the uniform clothing. There Are about ten thousand Here. They Don t Lipold them Long at this place but Send them to All parts of the United stat for training. A big Bunch leaves every Day and new ones arrive. The Beds Are Fine and the eats o a and Well get our Dale Doty and Jen primer Beatrice Mcferren. Marie Ritenour principal Fleda b. Watkins primary William Taylor dead we. Taylor aged 65 years died suddenly at his Home in Hedrick Early Friday morning from apoplexy. He had been carrying the mail from Hedrick to Sloan for a number of years and had been in failing health for a year or More. Deceased had gone to bed As usual the previous night and when his wife awoke Friday morning found him cold in death. The widow and one son survive. It is every citizen s duty Chase a Liberty Bond if he position to do so. Every will regard it As a privilege to participate in the Liberty loan. He will thereby contribute directly and effectively to the successful prosecution of the War which Germany has forced upon us. It faces you and me. If we do not win this War we must prepare ourselves for grave changes in our institutions and to Lead a different sort of life from that which we had planned to live from that which our fore fathers died to give us the right to live. We shall indefinitely face the interference of the prussian autocracy or Bear permanently the intolerable burdens of militarism. To win this War we must have both men and Money know that every Farmer wants to do All in his Power for the nation in this Day of Trail. He will not Only labor to produce the necessary food stuffs but will also generously contribute of his Means to make it possible for the men at the front to a Thieve Victory. 1 am confident that the Farmers of the land will not permit any other class to take the leadership in supporting the govern ment in this crisis financially or otherwise. We Are at War with Germany because Germany made War upon us Sank our ships killed our citizens and plotted against us while professing Friendship. We were patient till offences became so flagrant and insults so intolerable that it was merely a question whether we would admit we were no longer a free nation or accept the Challenge of the War mad hypocritical and mediaeval prussian militarists. There was one Choice we could not make we were incapable of making. We could not quot choose the path of submission and suffer the most sacred rights of our a nation and our people to be ignored and we Are defending our rights As a free nation. We Are resolved that there shall be Jan end of brute Force in International affairs. What Germany s Victory would mean to the world is Plain. There would be no right except might no peace save at the Price of humiliations too bitter to be borne. Small nations could not exist. There would be no Sanctity to a pledge no solemnity to a covenant. With the dominance of prussian militarism the Anglo sax on struggle for free institutions and Liberty persisting from Runnymede to Yorktown with its Magna Charta Ern ment food control will undermine democracy we have the politician who pretends upon being Alert to the saving of his country when m truth his first thought is to save his Job of quot do something for his party at the expense of the opposing party we have the Man who pretends to believe that he who serves his country on cum or in factory serves it As bravely and Well As he who carries a gun to the trenches. We have the party which Prates loudly of Liberty and the rights of the people while in the act of adopting resolutions that Gladden the heart of Kai sexists. We have our men in High places wearing the livery of statesmanship but Clad beneath with the garb of mediocrity. And we have the Man who Arches his Eye brows looks Wise and wants to know just Why this country is in the War Illy concealing the fact that he is a Friend of Germany and wants Germany to win. We have the Man who poses As the Friend of labor and seeks to shut Down mines and factories and shops and railroads under the pretence of benefiting labor but who is intentionally fighting Germany s Battles on this Side of the sea and drawing a salary for doing it. We have the Man who would go to War if he were a Young Man but who is unwilling to make a single sacrifice at Home or spend a single Dollar to help make our soldiers comfortable at the Battle front. For a time these pretences May deceive but Only for a time. They Are but a thin veneer that peels off under the Wear and tear of the stirring events of War. A Man who lacks real patriotism or makes a Mere pretence of loyalty cannot Long conceal the deception play a tie game before a crowd of nearly two thousand spectators sunday afternoon the Pine Village athletics and Mckeesport olympics struggled for supremacy in one of the Best games of foot Ball Ever seen in this part of the country. The visitors hailed from Mckeesport pa., and proved to be one of the hardest nuts to crack that the p. V. Huskies had yet tackled. The score was 0 to 0. To the Odd Fellows. All Odd Fellows of Warren county and All sojourning Brothers Are requested to meet with Warren Lodge in their Lodge room at 9 o clock . On sunday morning october 28, 1917, and March in a body to the m. E. Church 9 00 a. Lodge open House. 10 00 a. meeting. 10 15 a. into line of March. 10 20 a. to Church. 10 30 a. by or. A. A. Spears grand master. By order of committee. Can this be True John Trott the genial veterinarian of this place is not an old Man yet but it is understood that he has made his will., among the provisions of the instrument is reported to be this that his Ford is to be buried via him not Only that but that he is to be buried seated at the wheel. His attorney was perplexed at this strange notion and remonstrated with John that such an idea was Only preposterous but impractical. But John insisted. Quot we quot said the lawyer finely quot if you want it that Way that s the Way Well put it. But Why on Earth do you want to be buried in your Ford quot quot ill just Tell you quot John answered. Quot i be never been in a Hole along the Road of life yet that old Ford could t pull me out James Keister and mrs. Merle Odle its Bill of rights and its declaration went to Danville yesterday to see the of Independence will have been in vain. It is to prevent this to defend our rights and to make possible an orderly and just peace in the world that we Are at War. The nation Calls on its citizens for High and Noble service. On some it Calls for service in the Field on others for service at Home on All it Calls for financial support. I am confident that the Farmers of the nation will eagerly respond to the Call for subscriptions to the Liberty Secretary of agriculture Houston. A girl likes a Young Man by Efferent from one who is indifferent Hind a sonorous warning that they will be sent to some train and they re Here ing Camp in this country. When the armies abroad hide the a card from Clyde Williams wha gun under Green boughs or paint a went with the last contingent to ship to look like playing Waters or Camp Zachary Taylor says that he cover a Road with painted Canvas to is Well and is enjoying the life Fine make it resemble an unbroken Forest he says he saw George Pugh and or do anything of that kind Tode George Ramster who were there chive the enemy they Call it Camou when he arrived and Many other Fiagle says an Exchange. We have of the boys. It is warm there now our camouflage in this country and and states that his vaccination is it is being used Long in Advance of just beginning to take. The firing of american guns. We there Wili \ be an All Day Home have the Man who paints his Dis. Coming at West Lebanon on sunday loyalty with words tending to make oct. 28, of the various Christiaa it appear like loyalty. We have the churches of the county to which All drafted Many mighty few of them members Are cordially invited thanks be who eats soap or goes there will be sermons by the differ hungry to make his wellness look ent pastors during the Day and a Uke illness. We have the profiteer Good program is being prepared. A who is who hides his gluttony for gain be Basket dinner will be served at noon former s wife who is in the Hospital she is much improved and will soon be Able to return Home. Word was received from Leo Steph hens the first of the week stating that he and his Bunch had received orders to prepare for removal but that they had no idea whatever As to their destination. Whether they would be quot sent across quot or shipped to another Camp was the question but As they have not been assigned to any part of the army or had any training whatever it is probable that gov and a big time is anticipated

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