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To The Farmers of the United States [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
To The Farmers of the United States La Salk , III ., May 1 st , 1913 Gentlemen : On this page you will find a very common written small advertisement of ONeil Implement Company , which I specially present here to call your attention to the fact that we are manufacturing a line of high grade farm machinery , and that we are offering these implements direct to the consumer , that we are making : these prices as reasonable as we possibly can afford , after computing the cost of production and the cost of distribution . There is no question in my mind but what everyone in these United States who buys a farm implement of any kind is entitled to a reasonable knowledge of the manufacturer from whom he buys the implement . In view of this fact , I want to tell you that I was raised upon a farm , that during the few years I lived there I actually done a great variety of the different classes of work that is necessary for a farmer to perform . I then found that it was necessary to arise early...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
tOH ISEE _ m ..... JJ FLYING SWEDE H- ««« - «« - « . LINES DIRECT FROM FACTORY SSS JL You Pay October or January 1 - ^^ S- ^ g SLL And Save about the Following Amounts on Each Article / C ^ K , JK f B ^ jflA W ^ L MMMM . ie in Cans Plow • 915 oOO ^^^ BHfehS ^ y 1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ I n gwjuwjvator : : } J : 8 J .- ^ JHHjHH Tr ple AutoSeat Buggy . . 25 . 00 JLff ^^^ i ^ fw ** 1 &amp; »^^^ ^^ SF . A ™ - ^^^^ ™ TRUST m m ^ Bm r tHsA- atoS; s ne ^^«raM t &amp; T^ ArJyHBA JMnf 4 flgW OHeil Implement Co . u Sail ., Illinois ^^^^
TERMS [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
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What May Means in the Country [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
What May Means in the Country Better begin to be a better farmer . vf * t - B a _ M Begin the perfect stand of corn in the tool shed . Test the corn planter before going to the fields . See that it drops regularly and uniformly just as you want it , or work with the adjustments until it does . Jm Jm Jm The weeds start their battle in May . The better farmer begins at once to lick em . The hoe is still the unsurpassed implement of its class . Jm _ 3 M i-M Do not skimp the oats drill ; use plenty of seed . A fertile field and a good seeding will at harvest time cause the horse laughs that are so welcome to farmers . Jm Jm Jm May is the critical period in the garden . Arrange for a succession of appetizing vegetables . See that enough peas , beans , beets and such are planted to furnish an unlimited supply . Transplant cabbage and tomato plants carefully and firm the soil about the roots . Vrm tpM * mT * Eggs are cheap now . The wise poultryman will urn most of his eggs into chicks . D...
QUI ADVERTISING POUCT [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
QUI ADVERTISING POUCT Ho advertisement Is printed ln Better Farming at any price except lt comes from a nun or Arm or kncwnlntegrlty . We exeroise all possible precaution for the protectlenof our subscribers , ud wa allow ne adverser to oiler onr readen something that we would not willingly bar and willingly try It we atood In ¦ lmllar need ot tbat which la offered . In answering advertisement ! Mbicrlbers may refer to Better Farming . By so doing they will be auured tbe best of treatment , for advertisers know they can only use our paper on condition tbat evew promise they make ia faithfully fnUfllled . Every advertisement In these columns has the endorsement of Better Farming ; behind lb No swindler haa money enough to bay epaee In thia paper . tr MenUon Better Farming therefore when answering advertlsments .
It Is Common [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
It Is Common So are the stars and the arching skies , So are the smiles m tin children s eyes ; Common the life-giving breath of the spring ; Snare the songs whic h the wild birds sing—Blessed be God , they are common t Common the grass in its glowing green ; So is the water s glistening sheen ; Common the springs of love and mirth ; So are the holiest gifts of earth . Common the fragrance of rosy June ; So is the generous harvest moon , So are the towering , mighty hills , So ore the twittering , trickling nils . Common the beautiful tints of the fall ; So « the sun which is over all ; Common the rain , xvith its pattering feet ; So is the bread which we daily eat—Blessed be God , it is common ! So is the sea in its wild unrest , Kissing forever the earth s brown breast ; So is the voice of undying prayer , Evermore piercing the ambient air . So unto all are the promises given , So unto all is the hope of heaven ; Common the rest from the weary strife ; So is the life which is afte...
Better Farming and Better Living [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
Better Farming and Better Living By Fredk I . Chapman * £ || Bggj || raGRI CULTURE is the oldest profes- \*\ wSsmiX _ m sion or pursuit in the world . Adam fccS ^ V-Jlsf didn t have to work until he fled from MT | 3 LS the orchard of Eden , but his sons | | l | y ||| l || were farmers . One raised live stock , BiESaBBBl the other grain . From the time of Abel and Cain to the day of our grandfathers , however many thousand years that may have been , agriculture showed little or no progress . It was merely a pursuit , not a profession . It was pursued merely to eke a starving existence for those who could not pursue the chase and thus live by easier means . The work was all manual and not with machine . It was hard , hand labor , back-breaking and slow , from the spading of the ground to the threshing of the harvest with a flail . I was almost astonished the other day to be reminded that there are men now living who saw the first reaper and the first steel plow . Why , come to think a...
The Cloverdale Parish [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
The Cloverdale Parish 7 he Women Give a Festival for the benefit of the church DEER JESS : I got your letter sayin that vou wud be powerful glad to git all the perticklers you cud about the oyster supper our wimmin fokes got up to help along tords bildin the church . Ov korse I shall hav to say that L e m Hackelberrys wife was at the hed ov the mix , as she alwas has ben about sech things ever sense the Widder Tanner married the hoss doktur and moved out west . She inguneered the whole bizniss , from the sellin ov the tickets to the bihn of the oysters and tellin the gals who waited on the table jest how to kut the kakes . Frum what they tell me Sister Hackelberry is a turrible timid body in prayer meetin and sech , but fur razin a stir and makin things go like a two hoss waggin runnin down hill , at any kind ov an intertainment fur the church , I eckspect yude hav to travel fur days and days , Jess , afore yude ever find her beat . Sheze wun ov these here wimmin that you kant no mo...
Grading and Shelling Seed Cora [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
Grading and Shelling Seed Cora Take time by the forelock and get the Wed corn and the corn planter ready for oration now before the rush ot plantil rime . Even at this time of the year here are days when weather or soil conditions prevent plowing or other field Irk , that can profitably be used : n improving the quality of the seed corn . The best time to grade seed corn is before it is shelled . The Office of Corn Investigations of the U . S . Department of Agriculture proved by careful field experiments that an ear having kernels of undesirable shapes produces ears most of which have kernels of undesirable shapes . All ears that are undesirable for one reason or another should be discarded before shelling Those who have neglected to take good care of their seed corn may now find dead ears among their supply . In such cases it will be profitable to test the germination of each ear separately . Where well adapted varieties are grown that properly mature before frost , poor germinati...
Man 's Best Friend : II-The Horse [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
Man s Best Friend : II-The Horse Prize Essay The horse is man s best friend . Since man first knew the first of the splendid Arabians he has known the horse as the mightiest instrument of human progress , noblest of servants and truest of brute friends . The westward march of civilization from the cradle of humanity in the Euphrates was on the back of a charger . He brought man to Europe and conquered Europe for man . Bred for battle and carnival , the horse became the foundation of peace . When the human race turned from war to go afield , when tillage and commerce replaced fighting , there was no less need for the horse . The story of his adaptation from armor-bearing war steed to harness-bearing plow steed forms one of the most interesting chapters of history . The red man of the American prairie recognized in him his best friend as soon as the Spaniards had made it possible for them to acquire him ; now we have him drawing burdens , carrying us lightly on his back , pulling our ...
HONOR ROLL [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
HONOR ROLL In addition we received so many good essays on the horse that we decided io print another honor roll this month . The following names are eligible . Emma M . Davage , Walter Scott , Bertha Paul , J . L . Riley , John M . Stover , Pearl Savage , Fay Peabey , Myrtle A . Damery , Thomas Burke , Ellen B . Behm , Howard E . Good , Sophy E . Page . Miss Caldwell A DeWitt . Mrs . J . W . Conger , Mrs . W . Deal , Fanny Hovey , Leah M . Long , Mrs . Frank Boyd , Ruth Damery , Robert Blrbeck , Wm . H . Koonti , Ira Gibson . Wesley Maxey , Gus Dick , B . Owery , Robert Harvllle , Mrs . N . Allen Howell . M . L . Taylor , Mrs . J . W . Conover , John Reilly , Jr ., Mrs . J . C . Hunter , John A . Hamre , Helma Paulson , Fairy Duby , J . D . Larson , Nellie Wrlsk , Ambrose Cullcn , Gertrude K . Wines , Mae Courneya ,
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
The Best Beverage under the ^ W WMwmAMm addition to any party— with life and wholcsomeness . Thirst-Quenching THE COCA-COLA COMPANY , ATLANTA , CA . Wkocrer yoa &lt; KC an Ano » Ulnk ol Cocm-Cisla . j ** f- ~ SI , ¦ / ^ U| P^^ / fl ^ dflPHfeJ * fi ___\\_ \^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ \ ^ -MMmMmm \\ * li / ^ MMMMMmm ) ^ MM-. e **^ i __ $ &amp;^* * HLZJ ? - ~~ * f- «^^ ^*^ ^^^ F . ST ; ... T , S 5 * . ***^ t -S ^ S v - s JS * ^^ sl ^ t ^ jm—f ^ * * A _^_ £ m—mmm \ *** ? j £ —^^^ ^^ K £ sfe A welcome ¦ JIV Sparkling MM | J ||| Sffif M U
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
Building Up a Dairy Herd With butter selling to the city customer at 40 c a pound and the price of _ dairy foods soaring upwards , the question of the robber cow becomes more interesting every day . How any man can go along feeding a lot of scrub cows that cost more than they make is beyond comprehension . If you have cows and the Babcock test shows four of them do not produce enough milk to pay for their keep , why not sell them and put the proceeds into one good cow ? This cow would not only save loss of the robber cows , but earn a net profit of from $ 3000 to $ 50 . 00 per year . That is good business sense , isn t it ? We have some champion milk and butter records that you may want to refer to some time when you want to know the possibilities of milk and butter production . Jacoba Irene , Jersey cow , made a record of 15 , 503 lbs . of milk , testing 5 . 5 % butter fat , equal to 8 , 539 lbs . in a year . Rena Ross , Ayreshire cow , 15 , 072 lbs . of milk testing 426 % butter f...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
jb ^^ ss ! i %% Jackson « OIwnipIc - $ 1500 Four cylinder ! . 85 horsepower : nntt power plutt Ions stroke motor . 4 ta 4 llncbeo ; 116-incb wbeelbatei Mx 4-lneh tins . Complete MulpmeBt , Including Dlaco itarter . Black and nickel trimmines . Electric starter ud light * optional S 239 extra . •^^ . • ••^ . Ti ^ liUS Jackson Comfort more than merely • oft cushions WebeHoTe In deep upholstery aad soft cushions : and we put them in our can . Bat we know—by virtue of eleven yean of espertence ^ that these ara not the beginning sod the end of real automobile comfort The secret lies in . engineering ability and engineering design . Jaeknes spriaae are all fall elliptic , they ride SS to 100 per cent easier than other types . Jackson test cwaMaaa . are 10 inches thick ; tbey are tilted • lightly toward the rear . The teat backs reach to roar shoulders . TaekanmHiiiffltrTTi are long : and the wheel sites are correctly proportioned . Write tat the Jackson catalog aad dealer s name . Then ri...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1913
Rememberthe roof on your house barn or other buildings that leaked a few drops last fall—a little investigation ntw may mean a big saving when you put on a new roof or replace an old one . Certain-teed ( QoaBty CarMflod—Durability GoaraMeeA Roofing in Roll * and Shingles There ii a Cartajn- tetd Roofing and a simple method of applying it for every building on the farm . Look for the Cmrttdn-tmad label of quality and 15-year guarantee on every roll and crate of shingles . Get ptice * fron &gt; , y ° ur local dealer—he will save you money . fieinHirfhi ibWMht ann sSJgrgm Valuable Book Free *» . j « ** mm incur new boo * . ••• W-. B-Ulil ^^ —it tells yoa whtt to do and what not to do—it suj . tests economise ind convenience ! that will nre you money . AbookofiblikindwouIdor ^ iuiilyieUforSl —butatlteliowsll &gt; euseofouf £ sF . ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ tmlH-trnmelKoeirs on aU kinds of BS g ^ model homes and farm buildings , are HgEgSsj oSerittoyouat 25 ceiits . ¦ awtS We piefei to ki...