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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1920)
Celebration of the Fourth of July in Paris
SOLD BELOW COST
FOOD PRODUCTS FROM FOWLS Portland Is Leading In Avia,
Keen Demand for Sugar Substi On Average Farm P o u ltry Furnish
tion Service on the
About 10 Per Cent 'of M eat
tutes Favors Growth of Crop
fo r F am ily Use.
in Every State.
YIELD STEADILY INCREASING
Inquiries S till G reater Than Supply
Despite High Prices W hich Range
From 90 Cent« to $1.50 Per
Gallon— Tw o Varieties.
A marked Increase In the production
of sorghum sirup Is Indicated by re-
|K>rts received by the United States
department o f agriculture, which has
been engaged iu a special campaign
to Induce greater production o f this
crop because of the keen demand for
A young girl mailing to American Ambassador Hugh Wullace tile thunk* to America o f the children o f France, sugur substitutes.
during the celebration o f Ibe Fourth of July In the Jardln ilea Tuileries, Furls. Marshall Joffre may be seen at the
Yield Has Increased.
At the beginning of the world war
the annual yield of sorghum sirup In
the United States was approximately
13,000,000 gallons. This has Increased
steadily until for the pust year It wns
approximately 30,000,000 gallons. The
average yield o f sirup per acre has
been about 100 gallons, but the fact
that this figure can be Increased is
Indicated by the department’s experi
ments, In which more than 400 gallons
per acre have been produced iu some
In urging Increased plantings to sor
ghum the department’s experts point
out that despite the Increasing yields
the demand Is still greater than the
supply, as shown by the price fo r sirup,
View of the Bread Line in Soviet Russia
At the further end o f this line o f people Is the entrance to one o f the Russian communist restaurants. These
popular places, called “ Staloras,” have been created for the distribution of rations. Men, women and children stand
In line for food In all sorts o f weather.
Kissing Relic of St. Anne for Healing
IS WIRELESS OPERATOR
Patch of Sweet Sorghum Stripped and
Topped, Ready to Be C ut fo r Sirup
which has ranged from 90 cents to
$1.50 per gallon, and in a few cases
ev l higher.
Grown In Every State.
There are abundant opportunities
for Increasing the sorghum production,
the experts say, since this crop can
be grown In every state In the Union
with the possible exception o f Maine.
In the northern states It is necessary
to plant enrly-maturing varieties of
sorghum. “ Eurly Amber” and “ Fol-
gers" are among the varieties recom
mended by the department, which Is
prepared to supply Inquirers with full
Information regarding the cultivation
o f tills profitable plant.
ROTTED MANURE PREFERABLE
Its Mechanical Condition le Improved
by Organic M a tte r Being
During the novena at the Church of St. Jean the Baptiste In New York,
many pilgrims, like the one here pictured, kissed the relic o f St. Anne, to be
sured of nllmentn.
W a r o n t h e W a s t e f u l Garbage Can
Miss Elizabeth May Rhodes of New
York city who has Just returned from
She Is the first American
woman wireless operator to go to sea
In that capacity.
HONOR CHINESE WOM AN
A large proportion o f the poultry
product* of this country are produc«“d
on general farms. Nearly every farm
has Its poultry flock.
American farmer reserves about three
dozen eggs a week for family use and
about 50 fowls are consumed by the
family during the year. These food
products can be secured absolutely
fresh, which considerably enhances
the value of this contribution from the
farm, says the United Stnte* depart
ment o f agriculture. O f the meat fur
nished by the farm to the operator and
his family, poultry constitutes about
10 per cent.
A small flock of poultry can be kept
on the farm at little cost. The fowls
find scattered grain about the farm
stead and on the adjoining grain fields
after harvest. Garden refuse und
kitchen waste are usually available
for them. They also feed on Insects
and worm*. In many cases the farm
er’s w ife and children find pleasure in
caring for the flock.
Goverment planes are being sold to
the people at much less than it cost to
It will not be long until even tswns
of 500 population will arrange for an
aviation field where planes can land,
and many towns of this class w ill
have several machines.
Today the world's broad highway is
In the air. England lor centuries has
spoken of the sea as the world's great
highway, but Americans have at last
turned the sky into a speedway.
Portland is leading in aviation on the
Pacific coast. The leading business
men and financiers have Interested
themselves in establishing reliahle air
service out o f Portland.
The Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Airplane Company, Inc., is capitalized
for $200,000.00. President, Julius L.
Meier; Vice-President, Natt McDougal;
Secretary, Chester G. Murphy; Treas
urer, Prescott W. Cookingham. Direc
tors; Emery Olmstead, J. B. Yeon, A.
M ale Bird Does Not Aid in Produc D. Charlton, Edward Cookingham,
Watson Eastman, J. C. Ainsworth.
tion of Eggs and Should Be Dis
Manager, Victor Vernon; Assistant
posed O f in Summer.
Manager, Howard C. Charlton.
Farmers lose many million* of dol
The Company has sub-agencies with
lars annually from “ had methods o f operating fields throughout the North
producing and handling eggs. Much
west. It employes nine pilots, includ
of this loss ls preventable, because it
Is due to the partial hutching of fe r ing the Manager and Assistant Man
tile eggs, which have been allowed ager, fifteen mechanics, three general
to become warm enough to begin to helpers, one bookkeeper and one steno
On Lew is & Clark Field*
You can help save the loss due to there are thirty-two planes, the prop
blood rings by keeping the male bird erty of the Company, twelve of which
from your flock after the hatching are in operation and always ready for
season Is over.
The rooster does not help the hens
There are three privately owned
to lay. lie merely fertilizes the germ
which are housed and cared for
o f the egg. The fertile germ in hot
weather quickly becomes a blood ring, on the field.
The Company has conducted flights
which spoils the egg for food and
market. Summer heat has the same of long duration throughout the North
west. The Company began flying oper
ations November 11th, 1919, and has
been heartily supported and patronized
by the public. From November 11th,
1919, to July 1st, 1920: Flights made,
4,240; Hours flown, 735; Mileage cov
ered (m iles), 51,450; Passengers car
This record exceeds California’s
aerial accomplishments, which has been
the boast of this coast.
On June 15th, 1920, the Company
inaugurated the Astoria and Seaside
Flying Boat Service, carrying pas
sengers to and from both these points.
The’ distance from Portland to Sea
Hens N ot Running W ith Rooster Pro side is 120 miles and five flying boats
duce Best Eggs fo r M a rk e t and are used exclusively for this service.
Up to August 1st, 1920, forty-eight
passengers have been carried on this
effect on fertile eggs ns the hen or
run. Numerous parties of from three
A fter the hatching season ls over, to six passengers have been carried
cook, sell, or pen your rooster. Your In one day, some for round trips. This
hens not running with a male bird will week completes the eighth week of
produce infertile eggs— quality eggs this sefvlce without one failure.
The service has been so conducted
that keep best and market best.—
United States Department of Agricul regardless
o f weather conditions
through rain, storms and fog. It ls
the purpose of this Company to build
up similar airplane transportation runs
throughout the Northwest.
Boards Under Roosts M ake It Easy
Lew is & Clark Field ranks as one
to Remove Droppings D a i l y -
of the best equipped fields in the
L ittle Sand Helps.
United States. A s soon as the small
towns awaken to the fact that planes
To keep the flock In a clenn and
sanitary condition dropping boards can be bought Just as cheaply as good
should he provIdiM and roosts nbove automobiles, landing fields w ill be
them. Tills makes It easy to remove dotted all over the state. The landing
the droppings each morning and helps field will easily and soon become more
greatly to keep the house free from of a center of Interest than the rail
objectionable odors. A little sand way depots ever were.
sprinkled on the dropping boards af
ter each cleaning will make the clean
STEW OR SELL ALL ROOSTERS
CLEAN CONDITION OF FLOCK
Manure loses much of Its plant food
In the process of rotting. Its mechan
ical condition, however, Is much im
prove«!, because there Is a great deal
of the coarse orgnnlc matter broken
Much o f this will be lost
through decay, and the percentage of
mineral plnnt food remaining may be
greater per ton of manure I d the rot
ted than In the fresh condition. These
facts make rotted manure preferable
for truck crops where quick result's
are desire«! and where a large amount
of mnnure Is used, suys F. L. Duley of
the University o f Missouri college of
agriculture. Too heavy applications Joint of Stovepipe and Wooden Box
M ake Convenient Device fo r
o f fresh manure may often burn
Feeding D ry Mash.
plants, especially during dry seasons.
The coarse organic innterlnl keeps the
An easy way to make a hopper for
60i! open and retluces Its capacity to
retain moisture. However, there Is feelin g dry inasli to poultry ls with a
too much loss of plant food In rotting Joint o f stov«'p!|>e and a wovxlen box,
and It Is advlsnhle to apply manure 10x10x4 inches. Set the box on the
floor nnd hang the stovepipe from the
as soon ns possible.
roof so that It Is about
the bottom of the box. Fill the pipe
with the dry mash. It will f«>ed down
More Money Made in Maturing Animal Into the box as the chickens eat It
Early Than Otherwise— Skimpy
HOMEMADE HOPPER IS HANDY
OBTAINING PROFITS IN PIGS
Feed Is Wasteful.
Profit comes not In how little we
can keep the pig on. but In how much
we can get him to eat of a balance«!
ration. The younger the animal the
more thoroughly It digests Its food.
Therefore, mature pigs early. The six
months' 200-pound pig cost's one-half
the 200-pound eighteen months’ pig.
LOOK FOR INJURY TO TREES
Painting W ounds Caused by Mica and
Rabbit« W ill Help to H eal— Bridge
G raftin g la Good.
A group o f prominent
Commissioner o f Markets, M
palgn against the wasteful garbage
coat o f living. Th e president of the
lug them some o f the good food coll«
R. Wel/mlller, have laumhed a cam-
Mra. l.«>e Cbeen (Jüan o f Slngnpor«,
n a « n direct blow agalnat the high ls the «>nly Chinese woman decorated
Kctety o f Restaurateurs ts here. ahow- ) wlth the Order o f the British Empire.
>'d frotu the gnrhage ctuts o f careless She nvelved !t for war Services to the
l British Ked ProH .
(Jo over the orchard and look for
rabbit and mouse Injuries to trees.
Sometimes painting the wounds with
white lead or grafting wax will help
the trees to heal quickly. Bridge graft
ing over the wounds will also often
bring the trees through.
Little ducklings seem to m/nte every
effort to get Into their drinking water
and get wet, and when wet they chill
quickly and loss follows.
Market the eggs at least twice a
As f«x>d there Is nothing better to
supply protein and mint'ral matter than
Chicks should be fed four or five
times n dny during the first week so
that they may secure plenty of nour
ishment without over-eating at one
The number o f duck farms In this
country is Increasing, because o f a
widening o f the market for young
ducks, and this sort o f poultry rais
ing Is growing more popular.
S C O U T S IN V IT E D T O M A D R ID .
Kt'ep the eggs In a cool, dry room
From 50 to 80 per cent o f the chicks
hntclte«! die before they reach matu
rity. This loss can be greatly reduced
by proper feeding and care.
Gather the eggs twice dally.
Frequently severnl hens and a smnll
Incubntor can be started at the same
time and the Incubator chicks divided
up among the hens to brood.
Trees with g.wd-slxed tops and out
In the open so that air may circulate
freely about them, are a tired hen’s
idea o f paradise. Fix up some open
sheds if you cannot have trees.
Boy Scouts o f Spnnish-Americnn
countries have been invite«! to send
delegates to a boy scout convention In
Madrid In June.
The Invitation comes from the Na
tional Council o f Explorers of Spain,
and the Idea o f the convention has
the support. It U stated, o f King Al
fonso and the Spanish government.
Defense o f the Spanish language In
America Is one o f the subjects to be
considered at the convention.