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Wanted : Leaders of the World [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Wanted : Leaders of the World A NEW DAY is here . - The shot of a youthful fanatic set off the powder works of Europe and plunged the Old World into a seething hell and rang the beginning of a new era . The American era dawned at that moment . Now America is slowly adjusting itself to its new leadership . It is a propitious time for men in America ; our leaders become world leaders . In agriculture it is the same . The world needs big men in agriculture—men bigger than themselves and their small interests . Breeders who have the good of the Shorthorn , the Percheron , the Jersey , the Berkshire and the other individual breeds , and the good ot the UNITK . U STATKS , in mind are wanted . farmers , you never had such an opportunity . It is the chance of the young man , the man of ideals , courage , patience and patriotism . The farmer has hereto furnished the world with foodstuffs—meat , wheat , corn , etc . Now he can furnish the world our breeding stock . We have had plenty of men o...
The Eugenics of War [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
The Eugenics of War PAUSE A MOMENT , you Better Farmers , who study your problems , and consider this war . Nineteen million men , representing the best of the civilized nations of the old country , are struggling to exterminate each other . These men are the cream , the choicest physical specimens , of the nations which have given most to science , art , commerce ,-literature and every other advanced field that separates them from the barbarian hordes of the jungles . The boys and young men , from 18 to 35 go first ; the second call takes men a little older and not quite up to the physical excellence of the first troops to be mobilized , and later have come calls for reservists representing every male citizen able to carry arms . These men—the best of the human race—are herded to the slaughter . With war s end , back to the ash heaps , trampled and blood and tear stained fields and homes will come the remnant of these splendid armies . The flower of youth has withered , is broken a...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
have made food plentiful on the desert sands 1 The warring nations lose more than so many thousand soldiers and sailors ; the world loses so many thousand producers , posterity loses painters , inventors , scientists , thinkers and the producers of a greater race of men . The warring nations must breed from the dregs , instead of the cream ; the leaders of these nations will come from weaklings in mind and body . The decay of France following the Napoleonic campaigns is an example ; Rome is another , and on back through history are the blackened ruins of nations which eugemcally eliminated themselves by wars that destroyed the best and left the weak to renew the races . Every war is a march backward .
«* J * v * " Made in America " [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
«* J * v * Made in America IF THE WOMEN of the United States would buy only goods made in America , instead of paying the price of exclusiveness supposed to go with foreign labels , for the period of a year every workman in the country would be busy and half a billion dollars that annually go to foreign manufacturers and laborers would keep every wheel of industry at home moving . This is the declaration of a well-informed New York business man . Undoubtedly it is true . In spite of the fact that American goods cannot be surpassed and seldom equaled in many cases , and are even manufactured here and given foreign labels to make them sell , our American women have shown little business sense in keeping in style . Undoubtedly foreign dyes give more brilliant and new colors to women s clothing . Undoubtedly Paris has been made the fashion mecca for the womans world , and the untold millions that annually pour into the coffers of manufacturers at that center has encouraged artists of th...
j » J » _ * Take Up the Slack [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
j » J » _ * Take Up the Slack IT IS up to America to take up the slack now . We find we are not as independent as we should be now that war is engulfing the old country civilization and destroying all the delicate fabric of credit , trade and banking that the brains of dozens of generations have taken to build up . We are perfectly able to take care of ourselves as far as food is c icerned . but now that we want to expand and \ ake advantage of our position , we are sorely hampered by the fact that we have built up these great American republics in the Western Hemisphere on the savings of England , Holland , France and Germany , instead of saving something ourselves . Of course , it is to our credit that we have used our money and borrowed theirs , too . to get our business built up , but when those peoples from whom , we have borrowed suddenly call for their money back in gold we are embarrassed . We cant deliver . With something like two billion dollars in gold in our pockets we a...
"Keeping Up With Lizzie " [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Keeping Up With Lizzie LIZZIE is a . hummer today . Yesterday she was an expensive luxury . The day before she was a prim , old-fashioned mother s kind of girl , who taught school a term or two , talked of going to Boston to &lt; et culture , and sat waiting for the hero to swoop down and carry her off to a castle . Her mother did the dishes and Lizzie did Father , for mother insisted that Lizzie was not for the common herd . If Lizzie happened to lead the Hero to the altar , she brought a knowledge of Best Sellers , stage heroes and superior etiquette to the union that was noor stuff in helping the Hero get a toehold in the world . But today Lizzie has invaded man s sphere , wherever that is . She begins at the little red schoolhouse by raising chickens and corn and beating her brother at this sturdy game , cashing in several hundred dollars in the contests . She goes to the same colleges and universities as do her brothers , gets on the debating teams , judges live stock ,...
The One Per Cent [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
The One Per Cent BUT ONE MAN in every 750 has gone to college since the United States was founded , according to statistics gathered by G . F . Reynolds of Lawrence College . Yet from this small per cent has come 17 of our 26 presidents , 19 of the 27 vice-presidents , and 17 of the 34 persons in the Hall of Fame . At the present time one person in every hundred has gone to college , this one per cent furnishing 29 of the 51 governors of states and territories , 61 of the 93 United States senators , 272 of the 395 congressemen , and 9 of the 9 justices of the Supreme Court .
The Editorial Watch Tower [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
The Editorial Watch Tower How about that $ 1 , 000 . 00 which ii offered on page 2 . Do you want it ? * * * Iowa will produce approximately 405 , 000 , 000 bushels of corn this year . The average yield for the last five years is 352 , 236 , 000 bushels . ? * * The duration of the war is something that experts can only guess at . It will probably be until the warring nations run out of credit and begin to starve . . » * * Well have lots of fishing some of these days , Secretary Redfield reports that the government has distributed 4 , 000 , 000 , 000 food and game fish the last year - The Rockefeller Institute has received another donation of something over two millions for the study of hog cholera , poultry disease , and other animal troubles . Prof . G . K . Bliss goes to Iowa from the animal husbandry department at the University of Nebraska to head the Iowa Extension Department , left vacant by the resignation of Prof . W . J . Kennedy . * * * Feed live stock . Simply because you ...
Keep Your Money [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Keep Your Money Also your valuable papers in the Eight Compartment Wallet ( 10 Xx 4 )_ inches ) which Better Farming is sending free and postpaid to all its friends who are renewing now for the five-year period . Do you want one ? You are on ! Cut out or copy the order blank below . Subscription Order Blank Better Farming , 141 W . Ohio St , Chicago , I 1 L 1 enclose herewith $ 1 . 00 , for which credit my subscription to Better Farming for five years , and send me without cost and with all charges prepaid in accordance with yonr offer the Wallet for Valuable Papers .
MiAHoiise Comes Bad [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
MiAHoiise Comes Bad byF . HMggins ( t , \ HORSE , a horse , my kingdom for a * Z \ horse ! It is the same old cry now ** when all that science has been able to evolve for the work of destroying human life and property has been hurled into the pit of war . In spite of automobiles , warships and aircraft , the horse is the determining factor , and several kingdoms fates now hang on their horses and the ability to keep up the supply and quality . Instead of the horse business being a dead one , as automobile and tractor manufacturers have predicted for the past decade , this farm in * dustry now becomes the most profitable—certainly the one with the most glowing possibilities . Why ? Listen . Both the draft and light horse industries are encouraged by this war . Do you know that importers of heavy draft horses into the United States have been annually spending over a million dollars in Europe—France , Belgium and the British Isles ? They have . Already the Belgian horse industry is wip...
Renting for Cash or Shares ? [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Renting for Cash or Shares ? With the growing tendency to landlordism in this country the question of renting for cash or a share of the crops is of first importance . There are points in favor at both systems . The land is probably kept up better and has more chance of being passed on to the next generation in good condition under the share system . The farmer who rents for cash is likely to care little about the crops that go on the land so long as he gets his six or seven dollars per acre annually . The buildings and fences usually show the neglect that characterizes the farm that is going down hill . If the owner is a man who has some tact and can get the . renters point of view , the system of shares is a good one for the owner as well as renter . He will not only give his renter lots of timely advice and help him plan his rotations and get live stock , but will see that he gets the very best seed , that it has been tested and treated , and that the county agent is called in to...
• s p Has the Tuberculin Test Fallen Down ? [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
• s p Has the Tuberculin Test Fallen Down ? You can find plenty of material for argument pro and con on this question . However , anyone wishing to argue ever so faintly in favor of the test should take out a large order of life insurance before venturing into the dairy districts among the farmers . They can t see anything in the test at all . At the opposite extreme are the federal veterinarians , who hold the test is all conclusive . Between these two extremes is a growing class of people who have to be shown , who are rather on the fence about the test It is the best we have , but not perfect , one well informed man says , who has the benefit of an agricultural college education , farm training and extensive work among the dairymen . And there , we believe , is about where the tuberculin test stands today . There have been crooked cattle dealers who have fought the test , and the test law , tooth and nail , by every means , but not open and above board . They have not helped thei...
How We Can Have a Good Rural School [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
How We Can Have a Good Rural School By John A . lames , Department of AJricultural Education , University of Wisconsin The time has arrived when the little folks are searching out books and tablets , preparing for another year of school . May each of us do our share to make this a record for our school and its pupils . Everyone in the district has his or her little part in the work of the school . For the success of the school does not depend upon the teacher alone . Every father and mother , brother and sister can help to make the school better—even the pride of the community . When all are interested and anxious to help , the school will awaken and give us real service . There are two sides to successful teaching , the school room side and the community side . Too often we see the school room side over emphasized at the expense of the community side . It almost would A Concrete Sheep Barn 148 Feet Square . Peck Bros ., Geneva , 111 seem that the parents consider their duty ended w...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Comfortable Cows Give Most Milk By R . M . Wsshbnrne Now is the time that the farmer should be especially careful of the treatment which he gives the cows on his farm . Cold winds and rains are costly . They chill the cow , just as they would a warm stove , entailing the burning of more fuel . To avoid this the farmer should provide protection early . The ration at this transition period between summer pasturing and winter feeding is important Any cow that has been giving milk since last spring will decrease her flow rapidly if she is hot fed liberally . The result will be a greatly reduced prom from the dairy herd during the winter months . We are nearing the season when butter fat brings the highest price . Farmers will recognize the wisdom of keeping up the milk flow through this period . I do not advocate the feeding of much grain at this time . What is fed should merely supplement a ration composed largely of late grasses , pumpkins , softshelled squash , roots , and small pota...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
International Harvester Manure Spreaders The IHC Line IF you -want real , lasting spreader service you must have these things : i . Correct , efficient , well-tested design . 2 . Guarantee of first-class materials , 3 . Reinfordngofpai ^ whfW Stra-M ^ tisuallycoma . 4 . Strength of parte where occasional strains come 5 . Wear _ . gquaUtieaandprote &lt;* iraoftovm « ar ^ 6 . Reputation of manufacturer , insuring efficient repair service . mm International Harvester spreaders have every one of these . They have many other features that grew out of long field experience . Study the steel construction in frame , wheels , and driving mechanism ; the easily-removable beater ; the differentials in rear ? TIM , inanring even spreading while turning . corners the reversible worm and gear ; easily-loaded box ; and many others . . International spreaders are of all styles and sizes , high and low , endless and reverse apron . Wnte for illustrated catalogues , and when we send them we w...
Ji & iifeto [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
Ji &amp; iifeto Standardize the Crops and live Stock Don t raise a certain kind of corn or breed a certain load of cattle because there-are no more like them in the conntry . . Standardize . That is one bi $ lesion that the county agents are teaching the farmers . Get every farmer in a neighborhood , or a township , or county , if possible , to grow a certain land of corn—Reid s Yellow Dent , Learning , Silver Mine , or whatever breed is well suited and liked is a section . This is business Ford did it with his auto and revolutioni _ cd the a-annfacliaring game , besides making a great many millions for himself aad helping homauty many millions by giving people a cheaper car . Standardise ! One land of eora , ene breed of wheat , one breed of oats , the same breed of dairy cattle , a Marie breed of hogs , or poultry , or sheep , or horses , will make a section a center for prosperity . Cora can be kept pure because pollen from neighboring fields will not fertilize seed and i...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 November 1914
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