Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Springfield news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1916-2006 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1921)
BETTER PRODUCTION AND BIGGER
PROFITS FOR GROWERS OF WOOL
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
' V . '
OLD TOWS IlICVKNOL
Oi.n nitAMii'A lux, o
called by nit the young wood Ofit
:ntil. litid been bothered no inurh by
the joiiiiKxtvr thnt he wnn at blswlt'
d to know how to punhdi them.
One day ho wn sitting outnlilu Id
door doaliig In tlie sun when lUtljr
Squirrel niid hi brother cljmbed Into
th two over (Irundpa Fox mid let
1'iwn on a string a wlggly turtle,
which den red old (Iriinripn no lie tum
bled out of III cluilr.
Another dny ho fell alep In hi
'lnilr and when ho nwoko Hiid (diked
up till Im, which IihiI fallen on I lit'
irroiiml. what lind Toinmle Itahl.lt and
tho Hqulrrel boy dona hut filled the
plpewlth block ieppr, no poor Grand
(D Fox nlmoMt KtiiHWd hi head on.
Another time they Mole hi specta
cle mid put In a mutftilfylng glim, no
(hot everything looked so big to ham
thnt hc wan afraid to move.
Hut the limit of hi patience ni
reached when they tied string to all
the atlck of wood and when (iruudpa
Fox went out to get hi wood In for
the night a fust a he picked It up
thoe had youngster would tug at the
string and down It would full.
Grandpa Fox could not see real well
In tin! halMlsht and It took htm. a
tons time to (Ind out what wu hap
IH'iiInu, hut when he did ho snapped
off the string from the atlck In a hur
ry, you may he sure, looking very
angry. He knew better than to tulk,
for thnt win Just what the youngsters
wanted, and Clrandpa Fox, hnving been
young hliiim-lf, had not forgotten hi
"I'll tlx thone youngsters." said
Grandpa, a ho wit smoking by 4 he
lire thnt iifKht. "I may be setting old,
but I think I ran scrape up a thought
The Right Thing
at the Right Time
By MARY MARSHALL DUFFEE
AT THE TAIlI.i:
HI can ruin th crest that cannot reach
tit small. t)pnnr.
AVOID any little niunnerlsrn that
Indicate extreme fusslnes or
tlnlcolncHH of taste. The person who
appears to be examining minutely
every morsel that he takes on hi fork
makes ono feel thut he is suspicious
that tho food Is not entirely what It
ought to he. 8o, too, the person who
samples every viand very carefully
before beginning in earnest to eut I
too finical to be a pleasant table com
panion. Large pieces of bread are broken
Into smaller pieces before bolng but
tered and carried to the mouth.
Cuke may be broken and eaten like
bread or crackers or it mny be euten
with a fork.
Celery, olives, radishes, suited nuts,
bon bons, preserved ginger and other
trifles aro eaten from the fingers, but
berries, melons, and grupe-frult must
bo eaten with a spoon, linnamis uro
generully eaten with a fork, peaches,
apples and pears are ptfcled, quartered
and rut Into smalt pieces and then
picked up with the fingers.
Grapes and small plums' are eaten
from tho fingers, and the stones or
skins taken Into tho hand and carried
to tho plate, never dropped from tho
Hps. I'runo seeds are boHt pressed
out with tho spoon before the fruit Is
eaten, and then luld to' one side on
Hones of fowl, game or chops must
not be tuken in the finger, but green
corn mny bo eaten thut way. .
Artichokes, source of much grief to
the Inexperienced diner, if served hot
or cold with snuce must be broken
npnrt, leaf by leaf, nnd tho tip dipped
In t tio - sauce, and eaten from the
lingers. Tho heart Is cut up and euten
with a fk.
Finger bowls ore provided merely to
moisten tho finger tips, not for a gen
Your host who Inquires what portion
r two Hint will piiy I he m off In good
For a long tlmo after that Grandpa
Fox wn very busy every evening, atid
If the Kiulrrel brothers and Touitnle
Itubblt had watched they mlglit have
noticed the light burning lute In
He chuckled a ho worked, and
though It was very delicate work
Grandpa felt It would be well worth
all the trouble and rare he was tuklng.
A hiutltet of big nut stood on one.
side of his iliiilr and from thenc Grand
pa Fox wu very carefully taking til
the meat, leavliift (lie shell tnN two
pieces, which fitted iM-rfectly together
These he filled with pepper red
pepper, too and then glued tho sheila
mi nicely that even an expert could
not have told they had been opened.
These, of court1, were being pre
pared especially for the Squirrel
t "What's in a Name?"
3j Facts about your name; its history; meaning; whence it wa3
S derived: BignificanceTvour lucky day and lucky ieweL .
THOUGH Lucretln was the name
borne by the nutorlou duughter
of Ilork'la, It Is one of the quaintest
and rnoHt old-fiiNhloned of name In
this country. It I a fur cry from
ancient Home -to modern New Kngland,
but the name bus completed the transi
tion with very few chunnfs to mark
the successful stage of Its evolution.
There are two theories among ety
mologist In reKiird to the original
sourre of Lucretln. Some contend
that It come from the Latin word Lu
crum, mennlng "gain," and for that
reason Lucre tlu U said to signify gain.
Ou the other hand, there I much evi
dence to prove that it real source was
In the Latin word for Unlit, lux. Many
feminine names have been derived
from this root and the same word has
supplied surnames without number.
It Is believed, therefore, thut the
noted old gens Lucretius from which
Lucretla 1 directly descended, was
only another of the derivative of lux.
of poultry or gnme, row meat or well
done you prefer will thank you for a
definite answer. If you really have no
preference say so definitely. Do not
enumerate various ruts that appeal to
Wick Will Clean Greasy Hands.
That old round wick from the oil
stove thnt your wtfo usually throws
away when It burns too short. If silt
In half and luld flat, mokes an excel
lent scrubber for the motorist fo use
n working the greuso nnd grime out
of his hands, anserts Motor Life.
THE ADDING MACHINE.
THE Itubylonlan had the first re
corded mechanical aid to addi
tion, a "pebble-board" with small
stones which were shifted about. The
Chinese abacus, with Us beads ou
wires, is also very ancient. Pascal, In
1041, Invented the first adding: ma
chine with dials. In 1820 O. X. Thomas
brought out the first successful all
rouud calculating machine.
How dared you kiss mel
You look sweet enough'to eat
Well, In future please remember
I'm no cafeteria where you can help
-wV' : ft i
1 f-Stjy s' .
One of the winsome face on the
"movie" screen (a that of Eileen Bur.
detto, the charming little actress who
has besn admired by thousands In
some of the large productions.
"Lucre, combining Ue fleere under the
nldiilKht lamp," the famous old Homao
tale, Inspired Khakespeare to write one
of his earliest poems. Despite her no
toriety, Lucretla Ilorgla probably es
tablished the name of Lucretla In
Italy, and in eurly modern times it
was one of the few classical names to
France has a Lticrece, widen Is pop
ular, and England Imported Lucretla
in the eighteenth century. .
Lucretlu's taltsmantc stone Is the
red-hearted ruby. It has the power
to bring her strength of body, an In
vincible spirit and success in every un
dertaking. Tuesday is her lucky day,
and 0 her lucky number.
HOW DO YOU SAY IT?
By C N. LURIE
Common Errors In English and
How to Avoid Them
-WHERE AM I ATr
TT 18 not correct to use the word
A "at" or the word "to" after the word
"where," as in the sentences, "Where
were you at Inst Sunduy?" and "Where
were you going to?" Say, instead,
"Where were you last SundayT" and
"Where were you going?" This Is
one example of many in English in
which the speaker or writer uses too
many words to express bis meaning.
The sentence, "Where am I at?" at
tracted much attention about 20 years
ago when it was used by a speaker
in the bouse of representatives. The
member was making a long speech,
filled with long sentences. Not much
attention was being paid to blni, and
he "lost his place" while uttering ono
of hts long sentences. So he turned
to the speaker and asked: "Mr. Speak
er, where am I at?" The reporter
took advantage of the opportunity to
poke fun at him, and the phrase was
repeated and laughed at all over the
A LINE 0' CHEER
By John Kendrlck Bangs.
NORTH AND SOUTH.
SEEK out the Southland If you
Where flowers deck your win-
And tuneful bird are singing;
Where soft a llk the morning
Confides It loereta to the tree,
And BprlngUme's bell are ring
I still shall hold to Winter's ways,
Deaplte the roughage of her day
- When arctic bluata are blowing.
The blaata .that, though they thrill
Impart new vigor to my life.
And keep my Soul a-growlng.
Island Has Disappeared.
One of tje most lffuious of disap
pearing inlands Is Expedition Island,
situated off tho northwest corner of
Australia, and which was visited as
lately as 1S03. Toduy It lias disap
peared, and is now fifty feet below
water. Tho Inland wus thirteen miles
long, and famous for Us beauty.
t'.tf tT' - V
Keeping th Fleece Intact I One of th Thing Graders for Co-Operative
Pool Hava Emphasized With the Growers.
(Prepared by the United State Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
They are being "shown" down In
Missouri and they like It,
For the first time tho wool growers
of that state have -been marketing
their wool co-operatively, and the plan
Is proving a great success. At 70
centralization points the wool has
been brought in from the rountry for
pooling. All told, several thousand
growers have shared In the big co
operative movement and wool amount
ing to millions of pounds has been
haudled. In each rose It has been
graded as the growers brought It in,
an expert grader supplied to the bu
reau of markets. United States De
partment of Agriculture, rlnsslfylng
tho flecres. The work of the grader
Is part of an Investigation being car
ried on by the bureau In connection
with a study of the tentative wool
grades which the Department of Agri
culture has recently established.
It Isn't so much the Immediate in
crease In money returns resulting from
co-operative marketing that Interests
these growers although they promise
to fare as well or better than the aver
age in this year's market, which Is far
from normal but it Is the benefit they
expect to derive next year and the
years following from their experience
of this season.
The "showing" In Missouri and
elsewhere has consisted in demon
strating the value of grading as car
ried ou under the co-operative plan.
The growers have been quick to see
their mistakes and propose not to re
pent them. As a result the entire
wool Industry Is to profit by a gen
eral raising of standards among the
Amazing Variety of Wrappers.
The seemingly incidental but real
ly very Important matter of wrapping
the fleece Illustrates the benefits of co
operative wool murketing. One of the
regulations which must be observed. If
the wool grower Is to suffer no penal
ty when his wool is graded, Is that
each fleere shall be wrapped In pa
per twine or a hard-glazed twine. If
other twine is used fibers from it are
almost sure to become mixed Into the
wool and may cause serious trouble
In the spinning machinery, or if these
fibers are woven Into fabric they be
come conspicuous owtng to the fact
that they take the dye differently than
the wool fibers. This often results In
the cloth having such defects as to be
Many wool growers had never un
derstood this until It was explained to
PLANTING CORN FOR SILAGE
Some Farmers Prefer to Grow Crop
Thicker Than for Grain Claim.
Ing Higher Yields.
While sorue men prefer to grow
corn for the silo thicker than for
grain, claiming that In so doing they
get more tons of forage per acre, the
majority of farmers plant their silage
corn the same as field corn aud in
ACCOUNT OF FARM BUSINESS
Memorandum of Various Items Will
Prove Valuable When Calculating
Profit and .os.
In making a record of. the farm
business,- tho Item of labor Income
cannot be determined accurately with
out some system of accounting. ' Some
farmers will require accounts showing
the amounts expended for labor, oth
ers on tlie amount paid for feed, and
! still others on the amount recelved.for
; crops sold. A memorandum of such
' ,ti.jim 1 m m
them by the grader, consequently some
of tho lots of wool brought Into the
warehouses were done up In ways
thaf would have been amusing had It
Dot meant considerable financial loss
to the uninformed growers. Some
used binder twine and sisal, others
bark, smooth wire, and barbed wire,
and still others cotton rags torn In
strips. The majority, of rourse, bad
their fleeces tied with the proper
Incidentally the bureau of markets
explains that Missouri Is not alone In
the ' matter of being "shown," since
wool growers In all sections of the
country have discovered that they
have been following practices that
often seriously penalized them.
"No More Wet Wool for Me."
But the use of proper wrapping ma
terial Is not the only thing which the
co-operative wool growers are learn
ing. "Shear, the sheep when the wool
Is absolutely dry," say the Department
of Agriculture and wool experts every
where. But many growers apparently
do not know of this requirement One
grade! in Missouri was amazed to find
all of the wool In a certain lot thor
oughly soaked. Pressed for an ex
planation the grower admitted that be
did not know that moisture made any
difference In the grade, but realized
that jnoisture added to the weight
When OBked how be could account for
the condition of his fleece, be admit
ted that he had allowed his load of
wool to stand In the creek all night
When he discovered that t" is was re
sponsible for his wool being rejected
he took the decision smilingly and
with a "Never again I" drove away.
Burs Cause Trouble.
One class of "rejects" In wool grad
ing is known as "burry." Many farm
ers have become Indignant when some
of their fleeces were thrown into the
burry class. But In each case the
grnder has been able to show them
by careful examination that the con
demned fleeces rontained large num
bers of burs sometimes 50 or 60.
Every such experience has sent the
grower back to his farm resolved to
"clean up those burs." "Next year
you'll see an Improvement In my
wool," more than one man has told
The bureau of markets Is prepared
to furnish Information to any person
Interested In learning more about co
operative wool marketing as well as
co-operative marketing In numerous
other fields in which, success has been
Items will prove valuable when .the
time comes to calculate the year's
business. The matter of farm ac
counting, according to the specialists
who have studied the problem for the
United States' Department of Agricul
ture, Is not dependent upon any par
ticular form or blank book the real
secret of success lies in knowing what
accounts to keep and how to make
use of them. Farmer's Bulletin CCJ.
suggests the sort of accounts mo8tt
Cause Digestive Troubles.
Overfeeding the sow Is certain to
cause digestive troubles with the
small pigs. For the first few days a
slop of wheat shorts with a little
tankage or linseed meal Is the best
Turkeys Relish Grasshopper.
Farmers troubled with grasshoppers
can make no better Investment than a
nice flock of turkeys.
Greatest Enemy of Farmer.
The jrreutest enemy of the farmer Is