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THE SUNDAY OREGONTAX. PORTLAND.
OREGON RECRUITS IN VARIOUS BRANCHES
OF COUNTRY'S SERVICE BRIEFLY MENTIONED
Maurice Briskett and His Brother, Charles, in France Captain Rosenberg, on-Furlough, Is Visiting With His
Family at Prineville Corporal Akers in Aviatioa Corps.
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MAURICE BIEKETT is in Prance,
where he is a. Corporal in the
Headquarters Company of Com
pany B, of the 162d Infantry. He is a
former Portland boy, formerly em
ployed by the Lumberman s Bank, now
consolidated with . the United States
National Bank. Young Birkett is the
20-year-old son of Mrs. O. N. Birkelt,
now of Lyle, Wash. Charles Birkelt,
brother of Maurice, is in France, also,
where he is a telegrapher with the
Signal Corps." Both boys write that
they are feeling rine and are enjoying
their work in France.
Among the new Third Separate Bat
tery pf the Oregon Guard are three of
ficers, all residents of Roseburg, who
have received commissions in the Ore
gon Guard, and are said to be com
petent enough to lead their men in
any undertaking. Major F. W. Haynes
Js a Spanish War Veteran; Captain
Percy Webb is with Company A, and
Captain T. A. Rafferty is with B
Company.' Another officer in this bat
tery is Captain Charles F. Sowersby,
of Company C, who is a resident of
Sergeant P. A. Leipzig was the agent
for The Oregonian at Lents, Or. He
Is now stationed at Camp Joseph John
son, Jacksonville, Fla.
"Plenty of Logan Juice, made at Sa
lem, is being sold down here," he says
In a recent letter. "It keeps up our
pep. No matter where you go, Ore
gon is represented."
In a picture which was sent by Ser
geant Leipzig, are four boys from the
Mount Scott district. They are Roy
Pheneuf, Emil Heiman, Eddie Meing
and Paul A. Leipzig.
Corporal R. D. Akers was home on
a. furlo.ugh recently, visiting with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Akers.
Corporal Akers enlisted soon after
the United States declared war, in the
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Aviation Corps, and at present is sta
tioned at Fort Sill. Oklahoma. While
home he said it is doubtful whether he
will go to France soon, as he is with
a training squadron. '
Corporal Akers has many friends in
this city, and while here was guest of
honor at several affairs.
Captain' J. H. Rosenberg, who has
been in the service since last July,
is on a furlough, and is visiting with
his family in Prineville. At present
he is stationed at New Orleans, La.,
where he is with the Medical Corps.
Previous to his enlistment he was a
well-known physician of Prineville.
Ernest W, Stauble left recently for
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he will
be stationed with the Radio branch of
the United States Army. He took the
preliminary studies in wireless teleg
raphy at the Y. M. C. A.'
Six years ago Mr. Stauble came here
from St. Paul, Minn., and has been em
ployed for the past five years by the
McCarger, Bates & Lively Insurance
Agency. For the past year he has
been with the Coast Underwriters'
Agency. Six months ago Stauble was
married to Miss I. Simonson.
Harold T. Maison is a former Uni
versity of Oregon student, who recent
ly received a call into the United States
Aviation Service. Had he remained
in college - he would have graduated
this 'June. At the university Maison
was a member of the ICappa Sigma fra
ternity and was prominent in athletic
and student affairs. - Maison is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Max Maison, of this
Roy FJynn is a Sheridan, Or., boy,
who is a member of the Submarine
He is the son of A. J. Flynn, post
master of Sheridan, and was one of
11 high school students who enlisted
from Sheridan a year ago. He was
sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard,
and after a short period of training
was sent to San Pedro, where he was
stationed on board the U. S. S. Chey
enne. In the last letter received from
young Flynn he says he has joined
the submarine ' crew and is fighting
the "Hun under-sea devils."
Lieutenant Clinton M. Cameron is
in France with Battery A, of the
147th Field Artillery. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cameron, of 390
Twelfth street, this city. He was a
member of the Oregon National Guard
for a number of years, and served on
the border at the time of the Mexican
along the line of production and con
servation and substitution mean the
other fellow and not them.
People Should Show Color.
In order that this class may be
brought into line along with the will
ing volunteers. I believe it is high time
to "go over the top" and give up all
our wheat as suggested by the tele
gram from Food Administrator Hoover,
which was read at the conference of
the Council of Defense here last week.
Several other states, Mr. Hoover says,
have already done this.
Surely, with our splendid record for
"going over the top," first in practi
cally every call for men, money and
material, we will not be slackers at
this critical time. We have learned
to use the suggested white flour sub
stitutes very successfully, and can
surely get along from now till harvest
time without any white flour.
If we go along without bread alto
gether and only eat half as much of
other things as we have been eating,
we would pull through (and no doubt
most of us would be better off), and
then we would be making no sacrifice
at all, compared with what our allies
on the other side are making, or with
what our boys are making over there,
risking and giving up their lives for
our protection. May there be prompt
and hearty response to the resolution
passed by the Council of Defense in
reference to Mr. Hoovers urgent re
quest. Rabbits Sold oa Market.
But I diverge. Referring again to
thq original question tne "boy" and
the rabbits, I am wondering if there Is
not another side to this question, as
there usually is to all questions. I am
wondering If this "boy" had his rab
bits fat and in good market condition
when offered for sale, and if he has
tried the Public Market and the butcher
shops. I see them offered for sale at
these places at 30 to 40 cents a pound,
and am told that they are meeting with
ready sale. . One man who sells regu
larly on the Yamhill Public Market,
told me today -that- he sold readily all
he had to offer, and could sell more.
He said he sold 300 last month and
2200 last year.y
We are met with frequent inquiries
as to where breeding stock can be
bought, and have been led to believe
that the supply Is not equal to the de
mand and that there are considerable
possibilities in the development of this
Woman's Taste Is Revealed
in Letter Paper.
Please Pardon Tola Matei-tal" No
Longer Valid Excuse.
JUNE n, 1918. 9
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RABBIT-EATING 'DRI VE URGED . .
BY CORVALLIS FOOD EXPERT
Camouflaging Title of Dish on Menu Thought Practical Way of Encourag
ing Consumption of Inexpensive and Delicious Ration.
PORTLAND, June 1. (To the Edi
tor.) Judging from an item in a re
cent issue of The Oregonian there is
need for a patriotic educational cam
paign on rabbit eating. The item re
ferred to was signed "A Boy," and had
the heading "Rabbits, but No Market."
Realizing that this is a matter of
very vital importance, not only to this
boy but to hundreds of other boys and
girls in all parts of Oregon; also a
matter of dietetic and economic im
portance to the public. I am going to
ask your indulgence in the use of a
little of your valuable space in which
to reproduce the item referred to, your
comment and further comment of my
Rabbits, But No Market.
PORTLAND, May 20. (To the Editor.)
Seeing so much about raising rabbits for
the food of my country and everybody, I
went to work and saved my money and
have got the dandiest bunch of rabbits you
over saw. But I'll be blest if 1 can sell
them not a bit of it. So what's a fellow to
do. for they surely eat their heads off.
The markets don't want them and I wish
you could hear the hotels say "no!" I wish
you would help me, for honestly, I don't
know what to do. A BOY.
If this "Boy" has made a mistake it
is a patriotic mistake Inspired by the
patriotic, honest, good-intentioned
though possibly illy-timed advice of
the extension department of the Ore
gon Agricultural College and many
other enthusiastic volunteers and paid
workers in the food production and
food conservation campaign.
There is a time in every boy's lito
when he wants to raise rabbits. Ever
alnce we have been carrying on the In
dustrial Club work we have been con
stantly besieged by the small boys to
. know if they can raise rabbits as club
Experts claim that meat can be pro
duced with rabbits more cheaply than
with any other animal or with any
kind of fowl.
Rabbit Real Delicacy.
Rabbit meat is a real delicacy, highly
prized by those accustomed to its use
especially in England, where no sort of
meat is more popular. In considera
tlon of these facts and of the scarcity
and high price of meat of all kinds the
agricultural college this year added
rabbit raising to the other projects of
lered club members.
While they are permitted to select
from the list of 14 any one or two of
the projects best suited to their tastes
and opportunities, we have constantly
emphasized the importance of their
taking, this year, those projects that
help to increase the food supply of the
world, such as vegetable gardening.
corn growing, potato growing, poultry
raising, pig raising, sheep raising and
As in each other project, the winner
In the statewide contest will be given
a trip to the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege and membership in the two weeks
Summer school with all expenses paid,
the Routledge Seed & Floral Company
providing for the expenses of the win
ner in rabbit raising this year. The
project is proving a popular one and
there is a large enrollment about 60
in Clackamas County alone, where
happen to be working Just now and
have the enrollment list at hand.
Dish Held Inexpensive
As I have already said, the small boy
likes to raise rabbits and can, at small
expense, in the village, city or on the
farm, produce a large part of the meat
supply of the'family In this way. vHe
has been told that he can do his bit
In this way and in so doing serve his
country Just as patriotically as his
older brother who shoulders his mus
ket and goes to France to fight in the
fuses to eat the rabbits, as the above
quoted article would indicate that it is
doing, and perhaps his own family,
through prejudice, does not take to the
economic and patriotic idea, the boy
will soon be up against a discouraging
proposition somewhat sim.ilar to that
of the station agent in the story "Pigs
If we are to draw conclusions from
this boy's experience, it would seem
a. proper thing to have a rabbit-eating
campaign similar to "potato-eating"
week. Let the food demonstrators in
struct in dressing and cooking his
hareship and let the restaurants and
hotels give his honor a conspicuous
place on the menu card.
With the great scarcity of food in
the world, and the pressing need, of
our resorting to the use of substitutes
of all sorts in order that we may have
the staples white flour, pork, the beef
and- sugar to ship to the allies and to
our soldiers in France, it seems a poor
time to be guided ' by 'our prejudices.
It is a case of duty and not preference
now. Too many of us eat with our
minds Instead of our mouths anyway.
The name muskrat Is repulsive and
hardly any one would think of eating
it. no matter how attractively It might
be served under that name; but when
camouflaged under the name of marsh
rabbit, it is said that people rave over
its deliciousness. If it should yet hap
pen, and the possibility exists, that
we should get as hungry as the little
children in. the Holy Land who were
recently seen eating the putrid flesh
off a dead camel, it would not be
necessary to camouflage by name any
article of diet set before us.
In the campaign for voluntary food
conservation and substitution, wonders
have been accomplished. The mass of
the people are doing their duty as they
see it, but I fear none of us realize
the seriousness and importance of the
situation as we should. And there are
slackers, not a few, who are living,
eating 'and indulging in luxuries .just
as they have always done, seeming to
think that all requests and instructions
IUH breeding ana line taste are
always revealed by a woman's
habits in letter paper. Not, mind you,
by her choice of letter paper, but by
her habits in letter paper. Anybody
with good training and fair taste can
select irreproachable stationery, but
carelessness and slovenliness are soon
er or later . inevitably revealed by a
lapse in its use. The fastidious woman
would rather put off writing a letter
than send It on an Inferior grade of
paper or some scrap torn from a pad,
or on paper 111 mated to Its envelope.
She seldom has to face such an al
ternative, for her desk Is kept care
fully supplied with stationery, just as
her frocks are kept supplied with
hooks and eyes and her spats with
firmly sewed on buttons. She does not
leave the ordering of letter paper until
the last minute and then scribble off
an important note on inferior paper
with an apologetic "please pardon this
paper, ' am all out," scrawled at the
foot of the communication.
Have you ever done that? Most folks
have, at one time or another some of
us a good many more times than there
was any valid excuse for. had fresh
letter paper been ordered in good sea
son. For long, newsy letters to intimate
friends or relatives, use a pad. by all
means; a pad of fabric or thin bond
paper, with envelopes of convenient
size. For more formal communications
and for general correspondence with
acquaintances use the best paper you
can afford and cultivate the habit of
writing what you want to say in as
few words as possible, but without a
suggestion of abruptness of seeming
lack of cordiality, so that one sheet
will be enough for the letter, and that
sheet bear a neat appearance and no
over-crowding toward the end and fair
margins to set off the written words.
Fashionable just' now and In very
good taste is white or tinted paper
with envelopes lined with silver or
with smart black and white stripes.
Pale brown paper, gray or a soft gray
blue may be selected. Keep to one
kind of paper to lend your letters and
notes individuality, and have every
sheet engraved with your monogram
or with the street address in small,
neat .letters and In a darker tone of
the tint used, giving the attractive
two-tone effect to paper and engraving.
EAR Friends. Here is a para
graph I have Just read in a book
on gardening: "Get it firmly fixed
In your mind to start with, that if your
garden does not yield adequate returns
upon your labor, the fault is yours.
You are working unintelllgently. and
deserve no more than you are getting."
That seems rather severe when we con-
Ider how much we have to contend
with In raising a garden for which we
are not responsible. First, our soil we
take as it is, good or poor. Yet we
can make any soil we have good by
careful tillage; deep and fine, early In
the Spring, shallow and frequent from
now on (keeping down all weeds), and
by applying needed fertilizers and "soil
Second, the weather is entirely out
side our control, yet it is a vital factor
in our success. But we can learn to
work Intelligently with the weather.
Instead of blindly without reference
to it. We must not plant our crops
too early; we must plant, as far us
possible, with reference to the weather
at the time of planting, and, above all,
we must not "water our plants to
death" by furnishing an unnatural and
unhealthy spraying with the hose that
keeps the surface soli only wet and
brings the roots to the surface instead
of forcing them to go down deep for
moisture as nature Intended.
Third, we are not responsible for the
Insect pests that assail us, and the
plant diseases whose spore "seeds" the
wind brings to us; yet we can use the
plain formulae for sprays and dust
powders to kill these Insect pests given
us, and we can use the proper remedy
lor diseases which I will give today.
Inaeetlcldea and Knnn-lclde.
These have become as much of a ne
cessity as fertilizers in the growth of
farm and garden crops. A fungicide is
any substance that will prevent the
growth of fungus. These produce dis
eases known as rust, smut. mold, mil
dew, blight.' rot. -etc.. on Vegetables or
fruit, and are really minute, thread-like
plants that, growing on the surface of
other plants. Just as corn grows in
the soil, weaken these fruits or vege
tables so that the leaves sometimes fall
off. the fruit Is spotted or decays, etc.
These fungus plants are so minute that
we cannot ee them without a magnify
ing glass. Their seed-like spores are
carried about by the wind, for miles at
a time, so there are few localities
where these spores cannot be found,
ready to grow under favorable conditions.
These conditions. In. general, are
moisture and heat combined. These
spores need actual water, like rain or
dew. to germinate, and after becoming
rooted, grow off the juices of the
plants. This robbing the plant of Its
life fluid causes an Injury similar to
robbing the body of blood. The amount
of Injury done will depend upon, first.
the condition of the weather, little or
no Injury being done in cool, dry
weather (like our weather last Sum
mer); second, on the condition of the
plants, strong, robust plants, like
strong, robust people, resisting disease
of all kinds, and delicate, weakly ones
succumbing to it. We cannot help the
weather, except in not watering our
garden too much artificially, but we
can strive to have our plants strong
and vigorous to resist disease. This Is
lnl-gTly accomplished by keeping them
free from destructive insects. Use the
formulae given recently in these let
ters for Insect pests, and also use the
old home remedies you have tried and
found efficacious, like soapsuds for
aphis, etc., ashes and soot for bugs and
worms, etc. It is always a good thing
to have the chimney sweep save all
the soot from the chimney and put it
around your vines in particular cu
cumbers, melons. squash, etc., are
greatly benefited by It. Above all
things, when you do use any of the
sprays recommended, spray thoroughly.
Partial spraying is little better than
none. See that the whole plant, from
root to top. is thoroughly satsrated
stem, branches and leaves. One spot
untouched by the spray makes a sure
refuge for the bug.
The sprays given are for Insects: for
plant diseases and some insects as well,
nothing is so good and so universally
used as Bordeaux Mixture. I recently
heard an Interesting account of how
this was first discovered. A grape
grower, near Bordeaux, France, was
greatly troubled by boys stealing his
grapes along the highway. In order
to make the grapes unattractive he
tried the plan of putting blue vitriol
over them, and as this stopped the
boys depredations he continued the
practice for some years. Finally he no
ticed how much finer the vines and
grapes were than the others and be
gan treating his whole vineyard with
this blue solution, and from this came
the universal use of "Bordeaux Mix
ture." Bordeaux Mixture is a cure for al
most every variety of plant disease. It
can be safely used even before there la,
any sign of disease, as a preventive. I
Where the dtsease Is severe, apply It
every few days, because new shoots of
fer so many breeding places. The objec
tion to It is that It is a "blue white
ash" and discolors the plant and that it
should be mixed fresh with each spray
ing, though the vitriol and lime may be
prepared ahead and kept in quantity if
they are not mixed, and are kept cov
ered to prevent evaporation. The prin
cipal use of the lime Is to make the
mixture stick to the plant and to ren
der the copper sulphate less caustic,
and one thorough spraying, if rain does
not come in a day or two, will cling to
the plant for a couple of weeks. Bor
deaux Mixture cannot cure internal
diseases of the plants. In case of an
incurable bacterial trouble the plants
must be dug up and destroyed, but It
will cure surface diseases of leaf and
To make three gallons of Bodreaux.
use lb. copper sulphate and lb.
stone lime. The Conner sulphate, or
blue vitriol, is very corrosive, so it must
be made in a wooden pail, or granite.
etc., container, as It eats tin. Put 1
qt. to lVi Qts. of water In the pall, tie
the vitrol up In a small piece of bur
lap and let this burlap bag hang down
In the pail over night, so that It Just
touches 'the water. In another pall or
granite dish slake the lime by adding
water to it as fast as the lime takes
it up and no faster. When both are
dissolved, add about 1 gallon of water
to the vitriol solution and add enough
water to the lime solution to make
from gallon to 1 gallon In all. and
then strain this slacked lime into the
vitrol solution. Strain through a wire
fly-screen, or through two thicknesses
of burlap. Add to the mixture enough
water to make 3 gallons in all and stir
very thoroughly. Also stir it thorough
ly every few minutes while spraying,
Bordeaux Mixture should be made
fresh for each spraying but the vitriol
and lime may be prepared ahead in
large quantities, if they are not mixed.
as has been said. If you expect to need
a considerable amount 40 lbs. of blue
vitriol may be dissolved In 40 gallons of
water, and 40 lbs. of lime slacked in
40 gallons of water, 4 gallons of each.
mixed, making a basis for 60 gallons
of Bordeaux Mixture. Or the proposl
tlon is sometimes given as S lbs. (un
slacked) lime and 6 lbs. blue vitriol to
50 gallons of water. This is put on
from a spray barrel with a force pump
In large quantities, but a galvanized
hand spray will do for small amounts
if you "are careful to spray it on
thoroughly all over the plants and un
der leaves, if infected.
It is good to use on almost any plant,
or fruit. It cures mildew in goose
berries, it is fine to use on potatoes
tomatoes, etc., it is a sure cure for the
mildew on rose bushes and is the one
general fungicide needed for the gar
den, good to use as a preventive as
well as a cure.
Spraying for Plant Lice An Oregon
Agricultural College circular letter by
H. F. Wilson, entomologist, gives airec
tlons for getting rid of aphis, etc
which is very timely now, as this last
cold, wet spell made them a pest to
nearly all of us. on our rose bushes if
not in our gardens. Indeed, we read of
some sections where the crops are
nearly ruined by them. The letter says
The sprays in common use -against
plant lice are, first, tobacco sprays
second, oil sprays; third, soap sprays.
Any one of these are efficient agalns
all species of aphis, but it Is better to
add a small amount of soap to the to
bacco sprays to make them spread
well. (Our seedsmen advise using
whale oil soap with "black leaf 40" fo
this purpose.) Plant lice secure the!
food by sucking and must' be sprayed
Arsenate of lead and other dust poisons
are not effective against them.
Tobacco Sprays These are more
commonly used than the others and are
more effective. Different preparation
Nicotine sulphate. 40 per cent. Is i
concentrated tobacco solution sold on
the market by various firms under dif
ferent names, usually all good.
"Black Leaf 40" Is a commercial
preparation of the above made in Ken
tucky, has been found satisfactory
used alone and in combination with
lime-sulphur. When combining with
lime-sulphur dilute the lime-sulphur to
the required strength for it. then add
"Black Leaf 40" at the rate of one part
to 1000 or 1200 parts of the diluted so
lution. Trees upon which the leaf buds open
before the flower buds may be sprayed
to advantage with the combined spray.'
just after the buds open. Those where
the flower buds open first should be
sprayed In the Spring lust as the buda
open, so it is now too late for that. -Dilute
lime-sulphur 1 to 12 and add
three-quarters of a pint of nicotine sul
phate to each 100 gallons of diluted
lime-sulphur. If scale and moss are
not present, use nicotine sulphate alona-
and add one pound of whale oil soap to
each 100 gallons of spray. Later ap
plication will not do much good if the
leaves are curled up tightly. Tha
spray must be applied to the under side
of the leaves.
When It Is desirable to wse the to
bacco sprays without the lime-sulphur,
a small amount of soap helps to spread
tne spray over the leaves. The water
may be made sudsy with any soap,
though whale oil soap is especially
recommended. If the leaves of your
plants are badly curled up the spray
should be applied with great force, so -as
to force It into the folds where th "
plant lice are working. .
Emulsified oil sprays are made of -
oils made Into an emulsion with soaa.
tne most common oil in use being kero-
sene. Kerosene emulsion is usually
prepared as a stock solution and then Z
diluted as needed to the required -strength
for spraying. It Is made as
tuMuws. nara soap, pound: water.'
one gallon; kerosene, two eallons. The
soap should be dissolved in boilinc'
water and when thoroughly dissolved
t should be removed from the flr
and kerosene added. The mixture must
then be powerfully agitated together
until it becomes a creamy white emul
sion. This is best accomnlished hi
forcing the mixture back and foritj
through a hand pump for 15 minutes or
more. When this becomes a smooth
emulsion we have three gallons of
a stock solution which can be kept and
anuiea in quantities as desired. If you
ish a 1 per cent solution, add 10 1-3
gallons of water to the three gallons of
stock solution, or uwe part of it in the
same proportion. Another authority
says: "For use on trees it is diluted
with 10 to 15 times its bulk of water.
but can be used stronger in Winter. It
is sure death to scales and plant lice
if applied early enough. For large
growers pumps have been Invented
which will perfectly blend kerosene
and water without the addition of soap.
and this l far Vt.rl.r am in hi. .......
the proportion of kerosene can be in
creased to even one-fourth the quan
tity of water without injury to the
plants if the application is made while
the sun is shining. This emulsion Is
fatal to even the dreaded San Jose
The O. A. C. circular says that soap
sprays are made from several differ
ent soaps, some of which are especially
prepared for the purpose. Whale oil
soap is generally used. and. in combina
tion with quassia chips. It makes a
splendid spray for use against the hop
louse. It is very effective alone ap
plied thoroughly at the rate of one
pound of whale oil soap to six or seven
gallons of water. (Another authority
says:. "Whale oil soap, one pound of
soap to four or five gallons of water,
used to be a popular remedy, but is
rapidly giving place to kerosene emul
sions, which are mose easily prepared
and less offensive.") Those of us who
had a New England mother or grand
mother always helped carry out the
washing suds every Monday, Just as
sure as the washing was done, in
growing weather. With palls and tubs
WA lahnr.fl frnm cmnll 1 1 .1 ,n . a
put it on and around the rose bushes.
c i v, Btirnue tromes in ana tells
us that a soap solution Is good for
aphis, and we have the approval of.
science on our youthful endeavors.
Why not do that here and empty the
washing suds on our rosebushes or any
plants affected by aphis, washing well
over the foliage? Beside the value as
an lnsecticiue the wash water enriches
the soil as a fertilizer, but be sure to
stir the soil well afterward don't let it
Muaa Km i ( . Ornamentals. Roaea. Ke-
O. A. C. bulletin says spray as for
fru-tt trees, except that oil sprays or
soup sprays can be used if more con
venient. They should be sprayed when
ever lice are found, and if the lice are
on the under side of the leaves, the
spray must be applied so as to reach
them, or branches dipped into a pail
of suds. etc. If you use kerosene emul
sion dilute it to 10 per cent.
Vegetables. Peas. Cabbage. Etc.
Nicotine sulphate 40 per cent, three
fourths of a pint to 100 gallons of
water or one teaspoonful to each gal
lon and add a small uni'-int of soap,
preferably whale oil soap, to give bet
ter spreading qualities. If this spray
does not' prove satisfactory for any
particular plant use kerosene emulsion
made 10 per cent strength.
YOl'R ;artkn NEIGHBOR.
In connection with the need for socks
and sweaters among our men in the
Army and Navy there is a third need.
Wristlets are wanted and in large
quantities. Physicians say with reason
that one of the weakest spots In a
If, however, the public re-Jnian's physique is his wrists. Let that
part of his body be chilled or wet and to lay aside, and make wristlets for
the discomfort is distributed over his
whole frame. Afford ample protection
there and much illness is avoided.
- The moral of the homily Is clear:
The soldiers must have that which will
keep them in the best of health and
spirits, so out with your knitting
needles, that these hot days urge you
Directions for the wristlet: The dou-ble-thmubed
wristlet shown In the
picture is a simple contrivance to give
the wristlet a longer life. The open
ing for the thumb is made at either
end in exactly the same fashion as the
opening described In the following di
rections. The instructions are those
of the lied v'rows and may be secured
from it at SO East Washington street.
Chicago. The wristlets when finished.
If turned In to the Red Cross shop at
60 East Washington street, will be sent
directly to the men.
Materials: Half a hank khaki-colored
wool; four steel needles, size 3
bone or 10 steel. Knit loosely.
Cast on 6J stitches on three needles;
lo-lt.-20. Knit i. purl 2 for 8 inches.
To make opening for thumb, knit
purl 2 to end of "third" tieedle. turn;
knit and purl bark to end of "first"
needle, always slipping first stitch,
turn. Continue knitting back and forth
for 2 inches. From this point continue
as first for 4 Inches for the hand. Bind
off loosely and buttonhole thumb open-Ing.
Girls! Use Lemons!
Make a Bleaching,
1' 1 - ill
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The juice of two fresh lemojs strained
Into a bottle containing three ounces
of orchard white makes a whole quar
ter pint of the most remarkable lemon
skin beautlfier at bout the cost one
must pay for a small jar of the ordin
ary cold creams. Care should be taken
to strain the lemon juice through a,
fine cloth so no lemon pulp gets In.
then this lotion will keep fresh for
months. Every woman knows that lem
on Juice la used to bleach and remove
such blemishes as freckles, sallowness
and tan and is the Ideal skin softener,
smoothener and beatifter.
Just try it! Get three ounces of
orchard white at any pharmacy and
two lemons from the grocer and make
up a quarter pint of this sweetly frag
rant lemon lotion and massage it daily
Into the face, neck, arms and hands.
It naturally should help to soften,
freshen, bleach and bring out the roses
and beauty of any skin. It is simply
marvelous to moo then rough, red
bands. Ad T.