Winslow Dispatch (Newspaper) - May 23, 1919, Winslow, IndianaTHE WINSLOW. DISPATCH, WIKTSLOW. INDfAWA.
ROBERT H. MOULTON.
ERB is an idea that
H French skill and thrift discovered, that English common sense adopted and that American intelligence and enterprise may be counted upon to develop for all there is in It. It is the ^last word in the conservation of natural resources and the science of*effl-
HClency as applied to the land.
At Thatcham, Berkshire, one of the middle counties of England, a woman has sho^v^^^ what it is possible to ac-jcomplish with but a couple of acres of |land. By the most scientific kind of intensive farming she has been able •to meet all the running expenses, including the outlay for ground rent, ap-Iparatus of all sorts, garden tools, fer-
.tlllzer and all other Incidentals.
ever, she has been able to live 'and to have sufilcient leisure to enjoy
,the surplus of her Income. She has driven the farming industry with a pleasurable vim and never has been put in the unenviable position of being driven by her business.
It was in France that this highly profitable industry was learned. On the outskirts of a little \Wage a ■Frenchman was discovered, assisted by his wife and children, raising $2,500 (Worth of garden truck. annually on a single acre of land. Think what that means in a country like France, where the cost of living is low and the profits are, as a rule, small!
The English woman readily took in the significance of this, and induced the successful small farmer to initiate her Into the mysteries of the busings. In Thatcham she enlisted jis her assistants several of the more Intelligent end enterprisiniKgirls.
The first tBlng waar to lease five
acres. Later they discovered that they had made a mistake in renting so much, for they found that but two acres were all that they could handle.
The five acres they proceeded to make richer than even old Dame Nature herself had ever dreamed possible, Stable manure was what they used. The cost of this fertilizer was very slight. They bought it at a nearby farm and hauled it themselves. This was distributed, not a square inch of the soil escaping.
A peculiar clause was inserted in their lease. The landlord for the moment hesitated over this, as It %vas so unusual. This provided that the tenants, at the expiration of their lea.se, should have the privilege of digging up and removing the soil to a depth of 18 inches. This provision is only a fair one, as the renters had reworked the soil to too high a degree and had added too much new material to Justify its reverting to the landlord.
Stable manure was used exclusively, tlie wonfen declaring that it gave most' excellent satisfaction. The American grower, however, might do well to investigate as to the best sort of fertilizer to employ for the forcing of garden vegetables.
Three Crops a Year.
At the Thatcham farm three crops are raised every 12 months, and these crops, mind you, are on the market ahead of the season. TMs is the secret of the big profits. \
A palisade-of zinc plates Incloses the whole field. These are sunk Into the ground and are fons the puipos# of thoroughly conserving all the nutriment.
For the first planting, large bell-shaped glasses, called ‘Jclochers” dh the Edropean jioutlnent, are employed. When the plants, after proper exposure to the sun, have advanced far
enough in their development, they are transferred to reguhtr glass-covered frames. Lettuce is one of the Important crops. Flve^ plants are grown under*each cloch-er. Cauliflower is also a favorite crop; even carrots are found to be quite profitable. The plants thus selected. It will be noted, ore of the hardy" sort, and with ordinary care'there Ts but little danger from frost.
Protective mattings made of willow wands, of the, flexible branches of bushes, or of straw or hay, are used to maintain a sufficiently warm temperature'in time of biting wind^ and nipping frosts.
There are no paths. Space Is too valuable. All the fertilizer Is taken thither in baskets and the vegetables are carried away by the same meáns.
Manure, zinc plates and the “clo-chers” had to be purchased. Practically everything efse, however, was made or done by the Individual efforts of the women. For the frames of glass they bought old’ photographic negatives at a low price.
Many women In England are Imitat-'ing the experiment at 'Hiatcham, which can now be hardly called an experiment. It is amazing what prices can be obtained for fine ftesh vegetables marketed out of season.
A tremendous advantage of an enterprise of this sort is that aside from the small capital required at the outset, no labor need" be hired. The owner of the little farm can do all the work herself; and it isn’t hard work, either, or, at least, the sort of work that takes the bloom out of the ilheek and overburdens young shoulders. It’e the sort of ‘ work that should make evei7 captive In the big office or store In the big cities turn wistfully toward It as a means of escape from profitless drudgery to an opportunity to acquire a decent competence, of course, need not be pointed out to the country girl. She knowq,the value ^ it, or, if she does not. It is her mis fortune.
Happiness depends much more on what is within than w1|hout us.—Lub-bc^k.
FACTS BRIEFLY TOLD
Contracts for hospitals at Peking and Shanghai to cost $3,000,000 have been let by the RockefeUer foundation.
Spanish expfrimenters In the production »f cotton in Morocco have obtained the best results with Louisdana seed. * *
the coal required by the railroads'about one-fifth Is consumed by toimfflotrv^ when ‘stnadlng Idle, an!
pulverized peat is being used by the Swedish, railroads foj fuel, with success. , • >
Chiefly for roofing automobiles an imitation glass that'resembles ceHuloid has been tnyented in Europe: . *
Swedish Iff the commercial laoCudge of Sweden, but EngHsb, German nnd JFrdnch are understood in all business houses. “ •
Deqtfff parlors at JGIt^ <ie Janeiro are like those In^.tbe 0nfl«d States, BMst of the esuipmenf lp>sf
ITEMS OF INTEREST
To Clean Windows.
There seems to be considerable difference of opinion as to the best way to clean windows. Housewives usually depend upon ordinary warm soapsuds and on laundry soap for making it. After drying the glass with clean, dry cloths, paper is used for giving It a finish polish. On damp days when moisture gathers on the glass, wiping off the windows with warm dry cloths is said to clean them very well. Bfany experienced cleaners db not use soap for window cleahing, but plenty of, clean warm water applied 'with a sponge. The quickest way to clean windows on a bright day is to wet whiting with water to the consistency of cream and apply It to the windows with <a small piece of ploth. When quite dry. remove the whiting with a larger dry cloth and ^ally polish with newspaper.
To make thin sash casement curtains hang evenly, make the casing for the curtain rod, insert the rod and hang' the material from the fixtures. Now draw down the window shade as far a?' you wish the curtain to come when finished. With bottom of shade as a guide the hem may be pinned Or basted and the curtain will hang straight. This will be found much better than measuring the stuff and hemming before hanging.
When hanging curtains that are longer than the usual sill length, jneasure half tlie width of the window, lay your curtains out on the fioor, put a plait the full length of the curtain, near the back edge. Now put your curtain up over the pole and pin it, to get the right length; take It down again and bastease that the pole will slip through easily. Turn the superfluous length over the back, fold into a three-inch hem and stitch in place. Thus you avoid either cutting off the curtain or having an extra length hanging unevenly next to the window shade.
The ordinary wire netting Tor doors and windows offers no protection from-prylng eyes. This can be remedied by giving the outside of all screens a coat of thin white paint. Strange as it may seem, the paint will not bo noticeable, And while those Inside may look out through the screens, outsiders cannot' ifOe into the room. The paint should be made as thin as possible with turpentine and applied^ with a flat brush.
Renovated Tables and Bureaus.
It Often happens that the tops of tables and bureaus are badly disfig
ured. These may be converted into attractive pieces dt furniture li^ the following way: Get plain, flat mold
ing and nail it securely around the edge of table or bureau top. Have a plate of glass^ut to fit Into the frame thus formed. *Put ^aper or cloth having a pretty pattern beneath 'the glass. Flowered cretonnes give a very dainty effect. Tea-tables of this sOrt are popular for servlng^tea on veranda or lawn.
Make covers for radiators of crash denim, and save both waHs and curtains from the dust that is blown-Into them by the ascending heat waves.
To Wind Up a Curtain Roller.
Using a button hook to wind up a cur^ tain roller, when the spring has run down, is a great saving on the fingers.
Before sweeping always wring an old napkin out of water and pin the ends of the linen around your héad. This makes a most effectual sifter fdr the dust. The cloth'hangs loosely over nose and mouth, not interfering with breathing in the least.
Stocking Knee Protectors.
Considering the high cost of children’s, stockings, the thrifty mother wishes to protect the stocking knees, as the children are on them so much in their play. Take the top or any part that is good of an old stocking (about eight inches), hem óne end and run a small rubber in to fit just below the knee. Fasten top to elastic together with stocking. This has proved a success, as the children wear their stockings out completely In the feet before any holes come in the knees. Yon can turn the protector around until wom-ouL
Work Too Hard?
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Jackets of Velveteen.
Velveteen jackets are widely shown in sport suits to be worn with a skirt made of sport fabric, says the Dry <5oods Economist. One novelty suit with velveteen jacket cut on baggy lines, with large, roomy pockets, draped collar, and loosely belted, is combined with a black 'and white knlt-tedjsklrt, the background of white with close lines in black. "
The Tankette Hat.
The tankette hat is a new millinery creation, inspired by the -tank of battlefield renown. The hat shape, covered with brown satin, follows the outline of the military tank. Five yards of ribbon are used for each “tractor,” and hatpins simulate the guns.
Princess Mary, only daughter *of King George and Queen Mary of Ekig’-land, is colonel In chief of the Royal, scouts. - . ^ -
*1110 Dublin (Ireland) metropoi^ii police force is ipsking that It be placed on the same rate of pay as tha London police. , . ■ .
To prevent watiets or <i9«Y(aA. «aMü sUpptBg fr^ w-pcckefr
rubier baad wtOt
Of all frocks, those that give most satisfaction lu tlie wearing are the simple, graceful and chle afternoon gowns in which women spend so much of their time. The materials This advantage,-| ^nd the colors that are popular for them this season make them more effective than ever, and designers are making the most of their opportunities-by turning out colorful .and graceful models, adapting the style to the age of the wearer. Everyone, from the youngest little girl that has got beyond babyhood, to grandmother, is «Mowed frocks of the lovely midsummer materials that are universal favorites.
In the two frocks ptcjtured the de-sfimer has worketi <rlth printed" chiffon clotfa^and with plain georgette. The frock at the left is made of the printed fabric In king’s bine with a patfftm |p white oV:er ttier*urf«ee, and ..tuts for ^ girdle, -eoller and cBft' a
In the sQise bluei' The akliT has a tiinlB uiid a' fCHir-Vfi<^ ben»' «nd the f tm pgianltr a^seU^^llat’ tgtihvB frill.'
full fbriibéCÍFitb « miS.
blned with plaiu taffetas for afternoon frocks, and this combination Is wonderfully good, each fabric awt off by the other.
The Inst arrival for stftnmer wear appears In frocks of changeable taffeta made up with plain georgette. Color plays so great a part in the beauty of, these frocks that photo graphs fail to convey their strongest appeal. One of them is shown in the picture at the left In which a 'beige and blue taffeta ’finds itself in com* pahy with beige geortfiéttc. It also boasts a tunic, shorter in the back than at the front. This is flnlshied with a wide border of the taffeta and the flowing sleeves are borfleroi fa the same w«y. A Mttle embroldiry U flilded te Hiem, A looped panol at the back takes the place of a girdle.
Ono 30o Can of
Stock & Poultry Medicine will make Two Big Sacks of Tonic Food.
B«e Dee Sleek & Poultry Medkfne to a coRccntnited liver medldne for WkJcenLhotf. horses.cattle. sheep, etc. It ha» been UscA Svccesatolto
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Lom of App^ile and Colds.
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NR Tableto stop headache^
relieve bilious attacks, tone anc regulate the eliminative organs, make yon feel fine.
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A Chesterfield in the Rough.
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Tramp—Lady, It is only in the presence of such uncommon beauty that I look so bad.
What Is “Sprfii* Fever” _
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Cheaper living does not ’mean necessarily less to live on.
When the head feels
thick or aches, when one feels all out-of-sorts —^perhaps a coated
tongue—it is tiie signal that poisons are accumulating in the system, aúd should be cleaned out at onoe.
Au^intoxication can be best ascribed to our own neglect or carelessness. When the-organs fail
in the discliarge of their dutiesL
the putrefactive germs set gm^rate toxins—actual poisoii% wfadch fill one’s own body.
Sleepiness after meals, flusbá^ of tbe face, extreme lassitude, biliousness, dlszinesB, sick headacbew acidity of the stomach, heartburn» offensive breath, anemia, loas of w^i^t and muscular poww, da* oc^se of vitality or lowering of rosistanoe to infcKstious diaeas^ d&turbaooo of the eye, dysq^epsias
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