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Boulder Dam Height May . Be Increased 25 Feet [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Boulder Dam Height May . Be Increased 25 Feet Washington . —Boulder : dam ; looms In even more gigantic proportions than originally planned for that power , flood control and Irrigation project on the lower Colorado river . Reclamation service engineers are studying plans whereby 25 feet may be added to the height of the proposed structure , Secretary of the Interior Wilbur revealed . Built 25 feet higher than originally projected , the dam would reach 725 feet from the bottom of the foundation and 550 feet above the present water level , of the river . \ Each additional foot In height would result in a minimum Increase of 150 ,- i 00-acre feet in ! storage capacity , Reclamation Commissioner Meade explained . French Troop * . Quitting Rhine Mayfence , Germany . —The actual evacuation of military units of the French . armyfrom the second zone—Coblenz bridgehead arid a strip of territory running northwest as far as the Dutch border , begins in a few days . U . S . Grant Found Dead in...
SETS NEW RECORD IN GETTING OCT RESULTS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
SETS NEW RECORD IN GETTING OCT RESULTS . Spurred by the conviction that new found facts are of little value until they have been , put into the hands of formers , Director H . W . ^ Mumford this year has set another new national record for speed in getting out the annual report-of the experimental station of the College of Agriculture ; University of Illinois . The volume covers the for-ty-second year ini ithe station s history . No ther experiment station of . the country , so far as is known /; now issues its annual report . to-farmers and other interested persons : with the speed that the Illinois report is put out , according to officials o fthe station . A publication of an : annual , report is required of every state experiment . station by the law under which they were established . During the past six years the Illinois station has attempted to do more than , fulfill the letter of the law by issuing its report in popular , readable . style In . the shortest possible time aft...
Germany Is on Record With Big Bank Merger [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Germany Is on Record With Big Bank Merger Berlin ;—The largest bank merger ever consummated in Germany was announced here when the managing boards of the Deutsche Bank and Discontogesellschaft , the two principal private banks of the country , decided to unite their institutions . The-Deutsche Bank and Discontogesellschaft , as the new concern will henceforth be called , will possess an absolute hegemony in the German banking world , having a combined stock . capital of 285 , 000 , 000 marks ( about $ 67 , 857 , 140 ) total resources , Including . reserves of 445 , 000 , 000 marks ( about $ 105 , 952 , 380 ) , and total deposits of 4 , 300 , 000 , 000 marks ( about $ 1 , 023 , 809 , 520 ) . Cardinal Dubois Is Dead Paris . —Cardinal Dubois , archbishop of Paris , Is dead , aged seventy-three , having passed the fiftieth anniversary of his entrance to the priesthood on September 21 . Delay 5-Hr . Day Action Chicago . —Chicago building contractors and officers of building trades discus...
Birds Not Wanted [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Birds Not Wanted Most poultry keepers realize that there are two courses open to them in regard to unwanted males . One plan is to destroy them as soon as they can be distinguished ; and the other is to feed them well right from the first day and so bring them to a fleshy condition . The latter practice is sound so far as the early cockerels are concerned , but very few poultry keepers approve of . lt for later broods . Some poultrymen do not hesitate to can all surplus fowls .
Concrete End Posts Are Most Durable [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Concrete End Posts Are Most Durable Concrete end posts are more durable than wooden posts , . be &gt; cause they are affected neither by not nor fire as are wood posts . The estimated life of concreteend posts is about twice that of wood posts . The appearance of the post depends upon the ingenuity used in making the forms . The important thing in any end post is that it shall stay in place and prevent the fence from becoming loose . This property in any post depends upon the bracing . The bracing of a concrete post can be done as effectually as in wood posts . In addition , the concrete post has greated weight and can be so made that the heaving action of frost has no effect . Concrete is strong in compression and weak in tension . By the use of reinforcing the steel takes care of the tension . The important thing in end posts of concrete is the correct location of sufficient , reinforcing and the use of good materials to make a strong concrete . Reinforcing in end posts sh...
RED CROSS WORKERS GIVE AID TO BLIND [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
RED CROSS WORKERS GIVE AID TO BLIND Pricked Out 175 , 000 Pages of Braille During Year . Washington . —Painstakingly , with hand stylus , Bed Cross volunteer workers pricked out 175 , 000 pages of Braille for the blind during the last fiscal year . Other Red Cross volunteer workers of the United States and possessions shellacked the pages and bound them in 1 , 849 volumes under 422 titles to be distributed to public libraries and schools for the blind . The story of the busy little Red Cross stylus , which has supplanted the knitting needle as a spare-time task for those who feel moved to do something for some one , was told in the annual . report of Adelia M . Hoyt , director of Braille , to Miss Mabel T . Bcordman . secretary of the American Red Cross . Tiie work began in post-war days . In 1929 , Miss Hoyt reported , the number of transcribers totaled 1 . 155 . A score of junior league organizations and many groups of girl scouts cooperated . AVidely-separated sections sometimes ...
fOOTBAttStASONIS NOW IN FULL SWING [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
fOOTBAttStASONIS NOW IN FULL SWING Big Ten Scramble to Get Under Way Oct . 12 . Chicago . —The football seoson made its opening bow with little ado , but with interest at a high pitch , and one of the best seasons promised . The larger colleges , opening against the minor schools , left practically no chance for upsets . The four AVestern conference schools which stole a march on their rivals breezed through their opposition , giving an indication they will be factors in the Big Ten championship scramble getting under way October 12 . Michigan arid Wisconsin each accounted for a pair of victories , but Indiana , also opening with a double header , met with a setback nt- tiie hands of Ohio university . Iowa overwhelmed Carroll . Harry Kipke , beginning his first year at the head of the Maize and Blue of Michigan , lias a : well balanced squad that is showing the results of his coaching . The Wolverines ran over Albion , 39 to 0 , and downed Mount Union , IG to 6 . Tiie two Badger ele...
Says Germany Is Able to Make All Payments [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Says Germany Is Able to Make All Payments Washington—Germany , will make all of her reparations payments under the Young plan . The proposed increased duties in the tariff bill have aroused no ill feeling in European countries and the people there have a high regard for President Hoover as an administrator and statesman , in the opinion of Representative Henry W . Watson of Langhorne , Pa ., who has just returned from a three months ! tour . In all of the countries I visited the belief prevails that Gerinany will make all of the reparations payments , Representative Watson said . I spent _ sonie time in Berlin and other German cities and I found that the country was going ahead industrially and In business . The people of Germany , I think , have a very friendly feeling towards the United States . Report China Must Solve Famine Washington . —China- should work out its own salvation , a commission of the American Red Cross reported after making a five-months study along with a recomm...
ILLINOIS FARM . BUREAU GETS NEW MEMBERS . > 1 . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
ILLINOIS FARM . BUREAU GETS NEW MEMBERS . &gt; 1 . - . i Co-operate With American Farm Bureau in Nation-Wide Campaign . In the off year membership campaigns that are being staged during the month of September in some fortysix counties of the Sta . te , in co-opera-tion with the special ^ ijampaign being fostered b the American Farm Bureau Federation ; a number of .-, counties have reported increases inftheir riiembership , states George ET-Metzger , director of organization and ! secretary of the Illinois Agricultural Association . During the last twc | weeks 66 new members have been added in champaign county , 42 in Jersey county , 25 in Macon county , 38 iii ; Logan county , and a number of oth ^? counties have reported similar increases . The County Farm Bureaus are just now getting down . jbusiness special *~ camaign and ^ . jthe ; remaining days of the month should see a lot of activity in this work ., 5 ^ Non-Farm Bureau m embers in Illinois are beginning to . . realiz...
DON'T FAIL TO HAVE TOUR SOIL TESTED THIS PALL . —— ' " , " ' [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
DONT FAIL TO HAVE TOUR SOIL TESTED THIS PALL . —— , 1 H For the benefit of those who are now planning to apply limestone this Fall and in the Spring or for- those who are planning to sow clover seed where they have no soil test , . we ^ are planning a series of soil testing ^ jneetlngs to be held during . the latter ^ gart of October and November . . [ fi The soil leaders schopl ^ is planned to be held on- the , 111 th ofiOctober for all the township leaders . iftThis year the feature , of the test . wifebe the use of the new phosphate tesl ^ which was developed ths Sprng by ; the ? Uriiverslty of Illinois The leaderes haV « : made rather careful arrarig eriiVnfs tj ^ iave the various types-at Sadil ? in-SMillfcaunty Aboth treated raihd untreated ; 7 Yested atthismeeting , and we trus-that our membership at large . ; over , : the : county will take this opportunity , to do their sOiltesting work In organized , township meettings . By . this method almost acres have been tested in Wi...
LIFE INSURANCE CO . ENDORSES DOUBLE INDEMNITY CLAUSE . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
LIFE INSURANCE CO . ENDORSES DOUBLE INDEMNITY CLAUSE . The Board of Directors of Country Life Insurance Co . at their regular meeting , Sept . 20 , endorsed the double indemnity clause to be attached as a rider to all future policies , if desired by the applicant , and available to any policy holder in Country . Life except the first special policy holders , announces L . A . Wijliams , manager of the company . The double indemnity feature pays twice the face of the policy in the event of accidental death , and this additional benefiit . is sold at a rate of ? 1 . B 0 per thousand additional premium . At the present time Country Life has approximately $ 17 , 000 , 000 worth of business in force , completing its ninth month in business . The leading counties in production • ara Peoria , first ; Effingham , second ; McLean , third ; Winnebago , fourth . Production for the month of Sept . is over $ 1 , 000 , 000 . :
STAATE-WIDE SOY BEAN MAR -KETING ^ ASSOSIATION . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
STAATE-WIDE SOY BEAN MARKETING ^ ASSOSIATION . Representatives ; from 12 high producing soy bean countless in Illinois , the University , of lJsinois and the Illinois -Agricultural Association , states Harrison Fahrnkopf , grain marketing director for the I . A . A . met at the Farm Bureau office in Champaign on Tuesday in a preliminary meeting and made plans for the organization of the organization of the Soybean Markketing Association , a State-Wide organization . Although the organization is not requesting assistance from the Federal FFarm Board , it is set up along lines that will enable it to qualify as alOO per cent co-operative , and is the first state-wide co-operative . set up in Illinois since the inauguration of the Federal Farm Board . The growing of the soybean is annually becoming more , significant . Due largely to teachings of the University of Illinois and the Farm Bureaus of the state , the acreage of soybeans harvested for seed in Illinois has tripled during the l...
TORWT POULTRY ¦ »«¦¦ ¦ i I ...-1 n . i" , i i . i i .- i i . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
TORWT POULTRY ¦ »«¦¦ ¦ i I ...-1 n . i , i i . i i .- i i . FLOCK HISTORY IS GUIDE IN CULLING Always Better to Improve Production by Care . In culling poultry the history of the flock should be the first important consideration , say the extension specialists , in poultry husbandry at the Ohio State university . If the flock as a whole has been laying heavily throughout the entire year , culling should be comparatively easy , as the good birds will show evidence of high production , while the few poor birds will be outstanding , showing very definite evidences of low production or none . If the flock has laid indifferently throughout the year , or has suffered from parasites sucli as red mites , lice , or intestinal worms , or is improperly hciiseo or cared for , the culling will bi very difficult , for many of the birds that are really worth keeping will be questionable , due to their condition . Under such circumstances the first step should be to correct conditions , and allow th...
DAIRY FACTS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
DAIRY FACTS DRY COW FEEDING IS BIG PROBLEM Condition of Individual Animal Governs Ration . Rations and feeding practices suitable for dry cows depend somewhat oh the condition of . such cows at the close of their lactation periods . In the process of selection and breeding , a great many cows are so persistent in producing large quantities of milk that it is practically impossible to keep them in good flesh during the entire lactation period . This means that they are in poor condition at the close of the lactation period . Practical dairymen are agreed that such cows must have form six to eight weeks of rest following each lactation if they are to produce large quantities of milk year after yen * The feeding of such cows during the dry period should he such as to enable them to regain the losses sustained in the previous lactation and before . the onset of the demands of . the succeeding lactation . The same principle of management is recommended for cows not capable of producing a...
Replace Broken Windows Before Blustery Season [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 2 October 1929
Replace Broken Windows Before Blustery Season Before the blustery weather and fall rains set in all broken windows in the cow stable should be replaced . . A little time and a trifling outlay for glass and putty may be the means of preventing an outbreak of garget , in the herd during the winter . Inflammation in the udder is often caused by exposure to drafts . This may develop and encourage garget , a contagious disease which , if ¦ not checked , may spread to other members of-the herd , cutting milk production sharply . It may also cause the loss of quarters of , udders which become badly infected . Two or three years ago I visited a herd where a splendid cow was suffering from garget . Her stall was located near a window and a few days before . she freshened one of the window panes had been broken . A cold east wind blew , in on the cow all night with the result that a little swelling developed in the udder and some -thick milk came from two quarters a few days later . Garget se...