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About Stayton standard. (Stayton, Marion County, Or.) 1915-1917 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1916)
HIS REPLY WAS UNEXPECTED
“ tout—J oaa’t offer better thaa— r
“ 8 ee here, young m in ." interpoeed
the ranchman brusquely. ‘*1 believe
In talking straight. You came Weat
an outcaat Nobody had any uae for
a drunkard. Don't wince; you know
C l.b r.tla n . f TMrd W .M In g Annk
versary 8udd«nly Seoemea Formal
U , laid.
ment and tnapeotlon of m
m ilitary efficien cy will be
Captain Boea o f the u«si
the U. B. Arm y.
M ilitary exerclaea win
entire day. In
held a regim ental review
the T afia
will be Individual and
»n d «2
drllla held fo r the b e n e fit?
and officera. Upon the «ha*
the work done ln th «». „ ¡ ¡ J
depend the claaatflcailoa ottS
cadeta fo r thin year.
Decauae the college cadati
aont almost every portloaoft
o f Oregon a g re a t many «J j
usually present on this daym
the exerclaea. Leading auu
Including the governor of tl
and dlattngulshed military 1 «
the slate and national divin«,
usually in ¿ a
Groupa o f Portland visitera a
gallona o f other nearby
ported to attend.
Thin la Captain Rnas’ tint
tlon at 0- A. C. IferstofoM
the ladt tw o years. Inapecuoal
performed by W illiam T. Mg
o f the General Staff. CaaS
will béva charge o f the Inna
the m ilitary d ep a rtm en ts?
two "colleges, universities u
tchoola. He w ill com« here |
apectlon o f the Ban Diego di
Navy Academy, and after |
the work at Corvallis will n
tic. Washington, lo ln»t>«ct tk
o f that unlvaralty.
"John," ehe e»k*5, n «ailing
him. for It waa th . third annlv
oTTO Ir f f l i r r ^ -*h a t wee th« bap-
biaat moment of your I l f . ’ '
-Ah. d.W\" ho replied "I H * * * "
It wolf. I ah.ll no.dr fo rg .t It. If I
lived to bo a hundred year, old that
moment would alwaya aland out aa
plainly aa It doea tonight.”
She atghed and oeelled a little
cloaer, looking longingly up Into h i.
boneat blu. eyea. After a m om ent,
slleoce ahe urged: "Yes. buL-John,
dearest, you haven't told me when It
father and hie son. “ W ild BUI“ L o v
ett on many occasiona.
H e had
watched the tp y develop Into n drunk-
nid^rpendthrlft, and prodigal. Ua had
wondered at the father's self-control,
and he had gueaaed at tha lo re that
tolerated the eon end made a shield
w e «”
, “ OhJLBu anawered. ” 1 thought you
had gueaaed I t It waa when you came
to me In tho autumn, If you remem
ber. and told mo that you bad decld-
ed to trim up one o f your old hate
go as to mako It do for the winter.
Then the celebration of the third
anniversary o f their marriage became
exceedingly uninteresting and formal.
CBr CARL. V ROO MAN. Assistant Secre
tary o f Agriculture.)
“ Henry, I'm going to light for tha
right« of downtrodden women
"V ery well, my deer," answered Mr,
“ You've been the
o f this eatabllahment so long
that I suppose the situation hsa long
loot Ita novolty. and U warfare In
wider field» will give you e new In
terest In life, far be It from me to
o f fertlllaer, because It not only addt
available plant food but also Improves object.”
the physical texture o f the »oil. It
Ten d» to lighten .heavy soil and to
make sandy toll hold more water.
Stable manure contains easily avail
able plant food, both organic and min
eral, and aa It decay* In tho soli
hastens th e liberation of other plant
food. Green manure la an excellent
substitute for stable manure, and Is
essential to good farming where little
or no live Block Is kept. Where stable
manure la not available, green manure
must be used to get reautta. N ot
merely stubble, but the "entire green
crop must be plowed under to make a
green manure crop a good substitute
for stable manure. In the case o f a
legume manure crop the seed should
bo saved, but ell the rest o f the crop
should bo returned to the land. (F o r
fuller details on soils, see Fenners'
Bulletins 346 and 404.)
(7 ) Correct W>11 acidity with lim e —
Lim e Is the one, thing most needed by
the average run-down soil. It la per
haps safe to say that more poor crop«
Old Party— Remember. Mabel, If
are duo to eour soil than to lack o f
plant food. Certainly most o f the fall- you marry m . with all my money, you
can have everything your bean longa
Th e best and shortest cut to profit
able ytetds on «-nm -dow n farm tn the
corn belt generally la to be found
through legumes and live stock, says
Farmers' Bulletin 704 o f the United
8 tates de]
tent o f agriculture. This
bulletin la the work o f Carl Vrooman,
the assistant secretary o f thp depart
m ent Its purpose is to suggest to the
corn-belt farm er o f the middle W est
“ Old” - Timmins did not at first rec some ways o f applying scientific agri
ognise the stalwart, bronsed young culture to the practical business o f
man who, accompanied by hla w ife farming. It la intended especially for
and, four-year-old eon, called at “ Bat- the farm er wboae soil has been run
tlUmlp's” office. Then he waa so flus down by continuous grain farming.
“W ell. Mr. Groat?"
tered that he could hardly take the Th e early portion o f the bulletin, there
“ W ild B ill" Lovett, a little unsteady hand that waa coldly outstretched.
fore, contains a number o f fundamen
on hla feet, looked at his father’s law
“ W ild BUI" was as much em
yer. Mr. Groat had sent tor him and barrassed as Tluamlns at the meeting. tal rules for handling the soil. These
are In pert aa follow s:
had handed him the new will, drawn
H e had forgotten all about the old
(1 ) Put humus Into the soil.— That
up by "Battleship'' Lovett at the sec
man.. Seeing him was like meeting la the first move toward building up a
retary's suggestion, to read; but “ W ild
one returned from the dead. A ll his
B ill" Lovett had been unable to dis past follies seemed to look at him from run-down farm. Humus is the stuff
with which nature fertilises unculti
cover any meaning in the dancing let-
vated soils— the rotted remains of
But Timmins was forgotten again in deed leaves and grass, o f weed stalks,
“Th e meaning la, Mr. Lovett, that
the reunion. Imperturbable old “ Bat fallen logs, plant roots and the likfc.
year father agrees to pay-yon ten dol
tleship” Lovett broke down as he W ithout humus the soil would be
lars a week, so long as you abstain
kigsed hla daughter-in-law and gragd- m erely mineral matter, just rock .m ore
from communicating with him.”
or less finely ground and decomposed.
That afternoon a note came from
Organic matter Increases the water-
“ W ild Bill."
“ I have fallen pretty
holding capacity o f the soli; and aa it
Toung Party— Well, the only thing
low ," Ms wrote to hla father, “ but I
rota down t o form humua It furnishes
my heart longs for at prosent la some
wOl mat accept your terms. I am go
organic plant food fo r bacteria and
other man to marry besides you.
ing away. When 1 have made a man
plants, and by ch em ical-action In
o f m yself I shall return.“
“ O ld" Timmins beard that. H e had creases the available supply o f min
followed Bill's career with the Interest eral plant food that comes from the
“ What line did you say you were
o f one who had devised the means o f fine rock particles In the soil.
“ Yon can get a meal If you are wlU-
redemption. Now his scheme seemed
TO get humns, plow under all the
tng to work tor It, I reckon."
“ I manufacture a faco powder that
to have recoiled on him. He Imagined waste vegetable m atter yon can obtain
BUI Lovett looked whimsically at
can't be kissed off.”
the intensity o f the young man's re —all stable manure, straw, cornstalks, Phosphorus, next to lime, is the min
the woman who confronted him in the
"W h o has charge o f yOur proving
stubble, leaves, weeds and green ma by the average unproductive solL grounds”
tkwrway o f the western ranchhouse.
“ I did my best tor the lad," he,mut nure crepe, such as clover. Anything
“ Madam. I’ve never worked In my
There are three forms o f phosphorus
tered; and. slu in g down, he w rote out vegetable that w ill rot in the ground
Ufe." he answered.
« common use— finely ground rock
"Then I guess it's time you began. g letter o f resignation and sent tt tn makes humus when It has decayed. phosphate (floats), acid phosphate and
Avoirdupois— IT ! h e r you five plunks
Th ere’« the woodpile. You'll find an by the boy. Then he took down hla Legumes should be used fo r green ma steamed bone m eal
that I can run around that track In
ax ^a the corner. When you've split ancient hat from- Its hook, clapped It nure cro p« when possible, because
less than a minute, lias anyone got
half a cord you can come to supper. on hla head and started Into the they add more nitrogenous plant food o f organic matter and the object lli a stopwatch?
to tho soil, whereas other green ma
And there'll be a dollar as weU."
W it— You don't want a stopwatch.
But Timmins' legs w ere old, and nure crops m erely make the plant food buying phosphorus la to Increase the
T h e ’deputy, who came home a little
Who's got a- calendar?— Burr.
later, learned from hla w ife the mean- long before he had time to disappear on hand m ore available. N ever burn the lowest possible cost, this can be
la g o f the sounds In the woodshed. Into obscurity his employer and Bill straw o r cornstalks unless absolutely done by purchasing finely ground rock
A t a Crowded Reception.
necessary- -It's like burning money.
“ There, that’s enough!" said the were reading the note together.
“ My husband Is such s fathead."
“ Why, I meant nothing unkind," pro Spread your straw upon the field next
deputy. "You can come In. Pretty
"H ow now?"
■kpplr o f organic m atter In the soil
to be plowed, or. better still, use It
"Couldn’t locate a lady I wanted to
ts U nited or you are anxious to get
“ Bring him back, then," said "B at first fo r feed or bedding or as a mulch
“ Yon know who that fellow la?" the
quick returns from the phosphorus. It find, although I told him plainly that
fo r some crop like potatoes, and plow
deputy aaked his wife, when BUI had
is advisable to purchase either acid her gown had sleeves- of nlnon and
Three bounds o f Bill's nether limbs It under later aa stable manure o r with
risen from the table.
phosphate or «teem ed bone meal. As velvet rovers.”
the refuse o f the crop.
. "N o t dangerous?"
a ton o f rock phosphate contains gen
“ Dangerous? In the East— perhaps. The old man, struggling dismally
(2 ) Establish a sound and regular erally about 260 pounds o f phosphorus,
It takes more than a rum-soaked idler along the street, became aware o f a rotation o f crops.— It is difficult to
Villain— Where are tboee papers?
when sold at the average market price
to become dangerous In this ’ part. giant who barred the way.
make a general rule as to cr 6 p rota the phosphorus in It w ill cost the
He looked up into BUl'a face.
Th at’s BUI Lovett, eon of the million
tions. because rotations vary with farm er about throe cent« a pound. blacksmith shop."
"Come back, you old fool,” said BOL local conditions, but there are some
aire that owns those big interests up
Villain— Ha, ha— I suppose belm
Acid phosphate generally contains
"M r. Lovett, I— 1— "
rules tn this regard that hold any
BUI laughed and picked him up In where. A two-year rotation, such as
"But what has he done?"
His w ife
_ First Assistant— No, being filed! -
clutched at his arm. She had taken a hla arma. Carrying him like a strug corn and oats, is entirely Inadequate.
Uktng to the young man, whose courte gling child, he rushed up the stairs Every rotation should Include at least
ous demeanor was hardly that o f a and deposited his burden upon the one legume crop- Th e rotation should
"You 're not— not going floor o f his father’s office.
be planned with the aid o f your county
“ Flubdub says his wife holds all
“ Timmins stays, and— I apologise to agent o r your state agricultural col
sorts o f university degrees."
“ Oh. that's all r ig h t” responded the him.” he said.
lege to fit the individual farm and
FEÊÔ FOWLS SPROUTED OATS “ Yea, he told me In confidence that
“ The best thing I ever heard yon local condition«
deputy easily. “ He Isn't wanted. He's
be thinks she must have taken a
not wanted. That's the trouble. But say, young man,” said a remembered
(3 ) Select your crop« to suit your One o f the Cheapest and Best Feeds course at the war college at some
hla father's anxious about him, though voice.
solL— Some farms have grown crops
fo r Chickens— Feed When Sprouts
Mr. Groat, the lawyer, had come in
he doesn't want the young man to
that have depleted the humus and di
know. There’s a Miss Parkinson— to complete the reconciliation.
minished the productivity o f the soil
- — ii
L o st
you know old Parkinson o f the A1
until it la no longer possible to grow
d ea r!"
Some people complain that sprouted
ranch? W ell, she knew him, and it
profitable crops o f corn, oats and tim oats w ill mold, and the pans o f tho
“ What'e tho matter V
seems she spotted him getting off «
"Battleship” L o vett had ridden into
othy. Y e t such soil w ill often produce sprouters are so hard to keep clean ■ "John lost his voice <
train, and wired his father. The old! his last harbor, after a year o f the
good crops o f some annual legume, and disinfected, that they are more less telephone and we
man aaked hfcr to keep an eye on him ] greatest happiness that be had ever
such as soy beans or cowpeaa. W here trouble than they are help. I f the where to look for 1 L ’’-
and let him know what the boy is doj known, leaving his entire fortune to
nature grows sweet clover yon can pens are properly handled, there w ill Froth.
lag. Bo w e deputies have been notl-1 'his son.
grow sweet clover, too, and after you bo no trouble, and sprouted oata are
Bed and there’s a reward coming, if
The young ofraple was returning
have plowed under a crop o f it«»* one o f the cheapest and best o f faeda
w e keep him out o f mischief.”
W e s t Bill had decided to turn over
rank growth you have a good start on for the chickens.
' 80 you’re going In tor public speak
W ith the new elation In his heart. his interests in the East to his father’s
the road to fertility.
B ill L ovett started for the station. He representatives; l i e had made the W est
Sunshine In summer and heat Id
there*« a legume crop fo r almost every winter are the best possible disinfec
was quite Ignorant o f thq fact that hla home. There he had found his
■oil, and that no rotation is complete ta n t« W here metal trays are used In
“ W ell, make np your mind that you
tho deputy was following him; ignor manhood— and Audry.
without a légume. T r y to find the le the sprouters, they should be put In can say more In half an hour than you
ant, too, that Andry, notified by wire,
H e waa turning over hla father’s
gume best suited to your soil and con
was wafting, conveniently hidden, at papers, when he came upon a promis
the oven and heated until the corners can In two hours.”
ditions, and then make It the basis are thoroughly dry, then brush or wipe
sory note fo r $ 86 , 00 «.
o f your rotation.
It out thoroughly, let dry a minute or
H e started, stared at ft ; and a ll at
(4 ) Use drain tile freely — Artificial so again, and use.
"Does he believe |n the ultimate
once the secret was disclosed.
“ My father bought the Carr ranch drainage la a factor o f greatest impor
Do not soak the oats too long—do not success o f the suffrage movement?”
tance in soil Improvement; often tha use moldy or musty oats—soak bright,
fo r m e !" he cried.
. « J J T V kn° W' but 1 he* rd »>lm tell-
factor o f greatest Importance. In en heavy oats fo r a day. drain them well, toff hla daughter that she got all
And he saw that ahe knew.
“ Then you were helping me all the ables us to grow potatoes or onions and put in the trays, o r In a pan In a her lessons she might some day be
whore nature can grow only r»**»*!»,
tim e !" he exclaimed. "You w ere tn
warm place. Feed when the sprouts
touch with him ?"
d ie about tw o Inches long.
Audry nodded, and smiled to keep tion o f both the w ater and the air * h i
our cultivated crops demand. W here
Produces more hemp than
back the t e a r «
the land lacks natural drainage, every
»o r M . t h , ,
thing else depends on how thoroughly
“ Then how was it Ita undesirable
population got such a big start?”
Unlvaralty O ffe r« Tested <
During the coming spring
fm rt ment o f F o rre try win u
tn Idaho r lt lK - n« a limited Da
tested shade and forest tre«
Imately at tha coat o f growti
A bulletin giving the SI 14
cost o f each specie«, aa wm
number which may be sen ti
son. w ill bo mailed on reqoaw
Bbattuck, Moscow, Idaho.
Fortune# of War.
First Recruit— What do J
of the major. Hill? .
Second B ecrolt—TCe a 4
kind o' bloke. Last night I
*lm. “ O© goes t h a r e f At*
'F rien d ;' an' today ha hard
ms.“ — Punch. v-
The Vicar— Hullo? WhatY
Tom m y— T b s funeral of a
The V ic a r—But I thought ]
led Mr. Mole last week.
Tom m y— Yes, but we dag
' cob w e've got friends to lea/-
' ' "D o you admire Raphael I”
" I should say so. Ha’s bel
Sherlock Holm es."
" I said Raphael."
I thought ]
‘ Raffles.’ " — Washington Star.
"I'v e taken up a course la
"W hen does the class meati
T v e forgotten whether It'si
daya and Thursdáya or Tuest
F r id a y «"
Her Father— Th e fact Is, K
give my daughter a dow ry-
Suitor— That’s all right, iff.
love her for herself alone la ft!
time.— Boston Tran script
For Th e Schoolboy.
W ise— I'm x(ad I won't be
school after this war.
One— W hy la that?
W ise— Just think how ml
history there wlU be to tear*
Hla Natural Bent
Grubbs— Do you believe
Bryan la elncero In his op|
In hla opposition
Obliged to Leave Ki
“ Daughter, your new bm
remain vary 1st«. T h a Iasi
to hang around until tha
"W e ll, you see, dad, this
m ilkm an."-Louisville Court
UMibile Ob md *
rbe worst possible. la tu
so thoroughly disgruntled
i t leave for spite.’’
RMUL TRES JUB T