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The Everlasting Problem [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
The Everlasting Problem THE HIGH COST of living is still a topic for discussion wherever people congregate . . Sermons are preached , editorials written , curbstone orations delivered , all with the intent to solve this world-wide problem . The festive is farmer gets the boot • m tlie nnai KICK anu cm largely to blame . The farmer is prosperous we admit . His living conditions have improved so that he is now the object of envy , but if he is living well and riding comfortably in good carriages and automobiles , it is not because he has been making money at the expense of the consumer , but because he is industrious and frugal and has no wasteful habits or vices to consume his income . If a farmer were called into this discussion he would have something to say in defense of himself , if any defense were needed . If he came to the city to attend one ot these consumers conventions , as one of our ac- ( IlCsC _ ,-MiaiiIIIVS _ - . , ... __ , __ -luaintances did not long since , he might ...
July Calendar [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
July Calendar Wagon grease saves horseflesh. Hint for this week--plow corn; keep a dust mulch . Hint for next week--plow corn; keep a dust much . Hint for week after--plow corn ; keep a dust mulch . Clean up the fence corners and mow the roadsides. "One year's seeding means 10 years' weeding." Feed the colts all the grain they will go after greedily. The reason America does not produce as big horses as Europe is mainly because we are too stingy with our grain . Watch for lame sheep . Foot rot is easily eradiated if taken at once . Never allow a lame sheep to run with the flock . Clean the hoof , pare it carefully, use plenty of dip and bandage . Cattle have passed the nine cent mark . Are there any good beef cattle in your neighborhood ? If not get busy . America needs cattle . Change pastures frequently . When the bite is too short it is good for neither beast nor paddock . Now is where the glory of the summer silo comes in. Grass is dying and to feed the cow silage or green corn m...
It Aint [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
It Aint Is nothing left to cheer us? Has everything gone wrong ? Have all your friends forgotten? Is there no call for song? Have all your visions failed you? Why all this loud complaint? Is life a downright fizzle? Forget it ! Cause it ain't ! --T . C . Clarke . Small Shots Repose is the mother of activity . Bees in the bonnet never make honey . There is more power in gentleness than there is in dynamite. The hardest battles we fight are the ones we have with ourselves . God is always looking for people who can be trusted with prosperity . The man who controls himself fights a battle that is watched from heaven . A self-made man generally manages to spoil his job somewhere .
The Farmer's Freight Line [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
The Farmer's Freight Line NO LEADING FARMER ever was elected to the state legislature who did not feel himself thoroughly competent to wrassle with such triflng questions as those involved in the immediate reduction of the rates on every railroad in the state . And he feels perfectlv free to do so , regardless of the fact that he has no proprietary interest in the railroad . It is true that the farmer docs own a road , doing both a freig ht and passenger business . Generally speaking it is the poorest road that lies out of doors . It is the poorest built road , generally speaking , that ever happened . The road that the farmer owns runs right by his own farm . The freight rates on it are so high as to be an outrage . If the railroads were as poorly built , kept in as poor repair , and charged such preposterous rates , there would be a revolution in this country . And we could have no more farmers institutes until the farmers got back from the war . The road that the farmer owns is t...
Freakish Weather [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Freakish Weather THE OLD SAYING that corn should be kneehigh bv the 4 th of July will not describe the situation this year . It has been a backward season . April and May were cold and wet , even about the 10 th of June there were frosts in the corn belt , which required replanting in many sections . Jn the latitude of Chicago the crop is scarcely four inches high , but the month of June has broken records for heat as well as cold . The 16 th was the hottest day of that season in the records of the weather bureau . There is still time for a record yield of grain , it every attention is given to the crop from now on until the day of harvesting . There are drought conditions threatening in many places , but we know how to control droughts very largely where cultivated crops , like corn , are concerned . The dust mulch we must keep spread on the corn field if we are to preserve the moisture and carry the crop to completion . We will not be content with three or four cultivations this y...
A Real Bouquet [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
A Real Bouquet JUNE WAS the month of roses and we got plenty of them this year, in the form of many good words for Better Farming . We cannot print them all , but we will give you the following because it is in line with many others of similar import : Editor , Better Farming : Your paper rises in power and interest and influence -i , every issue . There is nothing in the world like standing | ,, . j for the right ! I have never read a paper that comes,,. , ; . , more strong for the good of all the people than yours. What could be better than your editorial on the late y . Morgan ; also the other one describing a millionaire's ,, , who foresook an easy life for higher service. I would i , , to say to every farm family in the world : "Get the May issue of Better Farming and read it, then read it again and read it once more!" Yours sincerely , Mrs. Guy R. Drummon.
"The Farm That Won't Wear Out " [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
"The Farm That Won't Wear Out" WE HAVE some good news for the readers of Better Farming . We have made arrangements with Professor Cyril G . Hopkins of the University of Illinois for a limited edition of his little book , bear ing the above title . Those who know what Dr. Hopkins has done for better agriculture need not be told that anything that he writes for the farmer has value that is difficult to measure . He is one of the agricultural experts that deals with fact instead of theory . Dr . Hopkins has not only a farm of his own . where he has put his knowledge into practice , but he is conducting the experiment farms for the state of Illinois and he has proved that it is possible not only to double the yield of standard crops , but to maintain the fertility of the soil forever . This is why he calls his little volume , just off the press , "The Farm That Won't Wear Out." The facts this little book contains ought to be worth not only $1,000 but $ 1,000 every year to the farmer wh...
THE PEOPLE'S FORUM [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
THE PEOPLE'S FORUM Editor Better Farming : Thank you for your good word for us women . They have the heavy end of farm work just now because the husbands of too many of them haven t brought as many labor-saving devices into the house as they have put into the fields . I read something the other day which ran about like this . "Farmer Smith's wife is a kitchen machine . When Farmer Jones' wife is ready to make butter she operates her churn with a gasoline engine . Her washing machine also is hitched to the engine . She has water piped through the house , the pressure being furnished by a tank in the windmill . She has a kitchen cabinet and other modern handy devices and is noted for her good cooking . She has a sink in her kitchen attached to the drain . This sink is built high enough to make bending unnecessary . Her wood box is always well filled with dry wood from the woodshed . Farmer Smith s wife churns in the good old-fashioned , back-breaking way . She carries water from the w...
Electri c ity on the Farm [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Electri c ity on the Farm By Frank C Perkins IN ORDER to demonstrate the many ways in which . electricity She used on the farm a . traveli „ g electrical exhibit has been m- _ , _ . ! assembled on a car as shown in • , ___ anying illustrations on . his * _ ,. _ __ S made » tour of the- Sacra- •*_„ Valley , starting at Lhtco .. Cah- . nt ° The Pacific Gas and Electric Com pany equipped his transportable , electrjc exhibit in co- _ S _ _&lt;_ Railway Company . The car has been transported and exhibited in nearly fvery city and station between Chico a „ d Sacramento . The electrical demonstration car is a railwav car of standard gauge in which is installed different apparatus and appliances to show how electricity can be and i s advantageously used on the farm and in the home and t h e exhibits are placed in actual operation and everything is practically demonstrated . It may be stated that the exhibits are arranged i n booths lengthwise of one &gt; icle of the car and ...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Selling Milk on Butter Fat Basis There is a tendency at present for men delivering market milk to the large cities to keep cows which produce large quantities of milk , regardless of quality . Many of these men deliver a blue-white product , which barelv contains the required 3 per cent of butter fat . But there is a general movement on foot to bring about the sale of city milk on a butter fat and quality basis . . In line with this movement , an Illinois Dairy Company is trying out a new plan in buying milk from its patrons . The Company adheres to a six months contract requirement , but offers ten cents additional per hundred pounds over the contract price to all farmers whose inspection scores 65 per cent on the score card used by the Chicago Board of Health . DIAGRAM OF ROOKS CEMEHT MANURE PIT Fines are imposed if abnormal dirt is found in the milk . All milk is tested for butter fat . If the test is 3 . 8 per cent a 2 cent per hundred premium is paid and 2 cents more is allowed...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Built for YOUR Roads Regal Underslung cars will render service on your country roads far in excess of the price you pay . The Underslung construction—the frame below the axle—ensures safety , stability and endurance on the roughest highways . Regal cars are the safest cars because with the weight hunf low the danger of skidding or turning turtle is eliminated . Our production has grown from hundreds to thousands because the Regal has proven to the American farmer and the world that a better car cannot be purchased for even twice the price . The Regal is the only car with the endorsed Underslung construction you can buy for less than $ 1 , 000 . You can have your choice of a touring car or a roadster . Write for our instructive Regal booklet and we will mail it at once together with the name of the Regal dealer in your locality . Call on him . Regal Motor Car Co . 205 Piquette Avenue , Detroit , Mich . $ 950 Regal Model T Underslung Touring Car Extra equipment , top , windshield and ...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Getting Into Beef This country is now suffering from a great dearth in the supply of beef cattle . For some months prices have continued at the highest general level in history . Those who have fed and bred beef catt le intelligently have been reaping a harvest . The price seems to be due to maintain a high level on account of the lack of adequate source of any over-supply . There never was a better time to get into the beef cattle business as far as the HEREFORDS ___ LB—A BREED POPULAR IH BLUB GRASS SECTIONS hope of future reward is om . priir &lt; 1 . It is not so easy to acquire a feed-lot full of western feeders , but where good ones are still to be had they should prove a profitable investment . The most reasonable way to get into the beef making trade is to purchase a good pure-bred bull of one of thc beef breeds and use him on the common cows of the farm and the community . The resultant progeny should be saved and u nsexecl . Well fed and well cared for . they should...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
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Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
a The Moat Coveted j Trophy Ever Won By Any Motorcycle THIS Diamond * Medal was awarded a HarleyDavidson when it won the National . Endurance Contest held by the Federation of American Motorcyclists . So exceptional was the showing the Harley-Davidson made that the judges not only awarded it a diamond medal and a perfect score of 1 , 000 points , but in ad- i dition , because of the super-ex-cellent performance , gave it a ; plus five , or 1 , 000 + 5 score in all . This is the first and only time any motorcycle has been so honored . It was a fitting tri- i bute to the quality of the ¦ M ___ rr-D _ 4- _ D __ -N and proved its absolute reliability and durability , as no amount of minor records could . ] Harley - Davidson dealers every- i where are demonstrating its many i features , among which are the FUL- i PLOT EI NG SEAT and FREE j WHEEL CONTROL , exclusive j patented features , which make the j Harley-Davidson the comfortable j motorcycle . j Ask your dealer for a demonstra- i t...
Motorcycles Are Essential to the Best Farm Equipment [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
Motorcycles Are Essential to the Best Farm Equipment What the railroad has done in developing communities and promoting progress , the motorcycle is doing for the individual , for it not only provides a rapid means of communication between neighbors , and between outlying districts and business centers , but it gives what the railroad cannot furnish , and that is a means of transportation that is instantly available whenever needed . In every direction , mechanical means of transportation and communication are supplanting the horse , for the machine can easily supply any power for unlimited periods , a thing that is impossible for the horse ; and moreover , the machine is cheaper to maintain , requires less care , and is ready for use with less preparation than is possible in the case of a horse . But the question that is growing broke , crippling the machine . He « , over twenty miles from the nearest nr . m where supplies could be obtained ,. _ .. _ , |„ , road was none too good ....
Helping Solve the Labor Problem [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 July 1913
them Helping Solve the Labor Problem The universal complaint of the farmer at this season of the year is his inability to secure and retain sufficient farm help . Crops are satisfactory and prices all that could be asked in most cases , but owing to the scarcity of help , some crops will be lost and parts of the desirable area of the farms left implanted . For immediate relief it is useless to undertake an extended discussion of the reason for this scarcity of labor . The problem that demands immediate attention concerns the inducements that can be offered in obtaining a more adequate supply . Many farmers have looked hopefully towards the emigrant and have made application to emigration bureaus for laborers suited to their needs . Many farm laborers emigrate to the United States , hut few of them get very far West . The Commissioners of Agriculture of several of the Eastern states maintain offices where the best of the emigrants are placed on farms in their own states . Many farmer...