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The Man Behind the Plow [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
The Man Behind the Plow By S . E . KISER They sing about the glories of the man behind the gun . And thc books are full of stories of the wonders he has done ; There s something sort o thrillin in thc flag that s wavin high , And it makes you want to holler when thc boys yo marchiit by ; But when thc shoutin s over and thc fightin s done , somehow We find we re still dependin on the man behind the plow . In all thc pomp and splendor of an army on parade , And through the awful darkness that thc smoke of battle s made ; In the halls where jewels glitter and shouting men debate ; In places where the rulers deal out their honors great , There is not a single person whod be doin business now , Or have medals , if it wasnt for the man behind the plow . We re buildin mighty cities and we re gainin lofty heights ; We re winnin lots of glory and we re settin things to rights ; We re a-showin all creation how thc world ?* affairs should run ; Future menll gase in wonder at thc things that we...
A A A Sam McCall Did It [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
A A A Sam McCall Did It NOBODY WITH ANY SENSE will disparage the magnificent work that has been done by scientific agriculturists . Nevertheless , after the scientist has done hit work , it is , after all , the practical man applying the discoveries of science and working them out in lines of better farming who earns the reward and should get most of the praise . Our attention has been called to the success which has come to an obscure farmer in Mississippi , who has never read agricultural bulletins , but who has studied farming in his soil laboratory , which is a small patch of ground in the midst of a black ocean of unprofitable acres . The old chap is a negro named Sam McCall . He is now over § 3 years of age , but up to last accounts he was still alive and digging . He used to own quite a large farm and did pretty well with it , but as his years made the task of cultivation and management too onerous , he decided that he could get along well enough , for all his needs , for the...
JS d * *!¦ Do You Need Hired Men ? [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
JS d * *!¦ Do You Need Hired Men ? THE ANNOUNCEMENT elsewhere in this paper by the Department of Labor , and its offer to supply farm hands , ought to interest American farmers , who are approaching the time of year when the question of extra help is a serious one . The fact is , the old reliable farm hand has become , with every year , a diminishing character . He used to be steady and dependable . As figured in the rural dramas , he looked rustic and stupid , but , on the average , he had fair intelligence and no end of capacity for a day s work . He and the hired girl sat at the first and only table with the family . The food was good and abundant . He was sure of his future . As he spent little for clothes and nothing for amusement , he usually had a fair savings bank account . A farmer friend remarked the other day that this type is about extinct . Now he has to depend on roving young fellows . At best , they look at farm work as a mere stepping-stone to something else ; at the...
a * Jl a * The Real War Heroes [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
a * Jl a * The Real War Heroes IT IS of course inspiriting to read the stones of courage which come from foreign battlefields . It would be ungracious for anybody who stays at home , far removed from these scenes of awful test and trial to think of the men who are standing up under this murderous fire as anything , but brave and admirable . Nevertheless there is a finer quality of courage than that displayed on the battlefield . If you are one of a thousand or ten thousand or a hundred thousand you derive stimulus which comes of united action and you may be stirred by the shrill blast of the trumpet or the maddening desire to wreak vengeance on the foe as you see a brother soldier fall at your side . You are also driven on to death by the stern command of your officer and you would rather die in your tracks than prove a shirk . But what shall we say of those who sit in silent loneliness , picturing in their minds the awful ordeal through which you are going ; whose waking hours are ...
AAA How to Keep the Boys at Home [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
AAA How to Keep the Boys at Home WHAT DRIVES the boy and the girl from their farm homes to the city : Well , they are not driving in quite such large droves as they were a few years back . Nevertheless , the current is still citywards , and it is worth while to find the reason . Some people used to think it was because the farmer boy was a shirk and was looking for an easy life . If there are any who are still impelled by that motive , let their minds be disabused immediately . If they wish to be convinced , let them spend a few dollars to come to the city and interview the ex-farmer lads who are now struggling with city life , and we believe nine-tenths of these will tell you that they would trade everything they have for a chance to get back to the land of blue sky and undiluted ozone . No , it is not hard work that drives our young people from the farms , but it is lack of plain home comforts and innocent amusements , in which most country districts are still sadly t 0 o deficien...
AAA The College of Hard Knocks ! [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
AAA The College of Hard Knocks ! WHAT CHANCE has a poor boy nowadays who was born with no silver spoon in his pocket and has had to work so hard since he was knee high to a pop bottle that he has never had a chance for a fair education ? If you are such a one or know of such a one , please turn for comfort to John B . Kendrick , recently elected to be Governor of Wyoming . He was left a penniless orphan . One of his early jobs was to trail a bunch of battle from Texas to Wyoming . There he secured a position riding herd . He attended to his knitting and became ranch foreman . He saved money , but better still , he built up a reputation for sobriety and industry and several other things so he could borrow all the money he needed . He bought cattle of his own , cared for their increase , learned to trade shrewdly , but never dishonestly . He became a millionaire and now has rounded out his career by election to the highest office the people of his state can give him . He is an honor g...
Old Corn [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
Old Corn It never makes a little man look any bigger to lift him up . * * * A sejf-made man likes to tell how little he had to begin on . * * * The easiest thing for a fool to do is to tell how little he knows . * * * Don t be a grumbler . It is the lean pig that squeals the most . * * * The man who rides a hobby always wants the whole road for himself . * * * Cut off a rooster s spurs , and you take the italics all out of his crow . * * * Good fortune sometimes comes to see us in a very shabby looking carriage . • * * * Many a man sponges his preaching and pays full price for his cigars and tobacco . * * * The more noise a man makes in politics the more he is down on excitement in religion . * * * The crookeder a man walks himself the more he insists upon it that others shall go straig ht . * * * The man whose head is in the clouds will often be found standing with his foot on a brother s neck .
The Making of a Better Farm [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
The Making of a Better Farm The First of a Series of ^ Articles on the Secrets of Successful Fanning WHAT can I do to farm better ? That is the question constantly on the lips , of a great percentage of modern farmers , the one thing uppermost in mind . And in a correct answer lies the secret of successful farming . There was a time , as we all know , when farming was more or less of a hit-or-miss proposition . The reason for that is simple . It lies in the fact that agriculture , in those days was a means of subsistence rather than a business of national and Vorld-wide scope . Land values at that time were low and the purchasing power of money—the farmer s money in particular—was more than relatively high . Cqnsequently there was no great need for scientific farming ; it was easy to follow the line of least resistance and still get by . There was little real competition in the farming business ; the soil was a virgin soil ; the prices of farm products were comfortably , though not ...
Good News for the Employer of Labor [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
Good News for the Employer of Labor By DR . P . L . PRENT 1 S , U . S . Department of Labor Notwithstanding all that has been written and said about the government s new work , comparatively few people realize its importance to the farmer . I refer to the Governments Employment Bureau , the Distribution Service . Heretofore two means have been open to the farmer in need of a hired man—to wait until a suitable man passed his door in search of work , or to write to the labor agencies in the cities to send a man out . The first method very often meant a great deal of delay , and the last method often proved very unsatisfactory by reason of the fact that very few of the employment agencies are familiar with the needs of the farmer . The United States Government on the other hand has been studying the needs and difficulties of the farmer for many years . Heretofore the farmers needs have been looked after largely by the Department of Agriculture , but the establishment of the Department ...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
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AiLaMyKM ^ BrimK [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
AiLaMyKM ^ BrimK Hardy Alfalfa Varieties As seed time approaches the question of what varieties to plant becomes an imnnrtant one . There are numerous factors Jo consider , bu £ f torn an economic point c v j ew fhe question of hardiness , in a broad sense , should be the first to conaider In a strict sense of the term a hardy plant one *»—** wiu live over winter in the open , or one that will endure low temperatures , but there are also traits in plants such as disease-resistance , drought-endurance , and insect-repelling qualities that might well be termed hardy , f Under favorable conditions with successful crops Jhese traits are usually lost sieht of , and seldom are given the consideration that they should have , especially when the seed is-selected for planting . There are many very important points to consider in selecting varieties to plant , such as market demands , earliness , prolificness and numerous other qualities peculiar to the different crops . It is not , however ,...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
AW Eddie Collins m Drinks fcwtcZ M —considers it the premier , aU- round wholesome thirst-quencher for athletes . This comes well I from one of whom Comishey said , after paying I $ 50 , 000 for him— I secured him for the White I Sox fens because I believe he will prove that he is I the greatest exponent of quick thinking and the I brainest player in the game . I Demand the genuine and avoid disappointment . I THE COCA-COLA CO ., Atlanta , Ga . Arrow , think ^^^_^ *^ H _^^ ^ AW ot Coca-Cola ~^^^^ ^ ^ J
ORCHARD AND PARPEN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
ORCHARD AND PARPEN Commercial Apple Orchards For commercial apple orchards , only three , or at most four , varieties should be planted , for it is a well known fact that each apple growing section has a few varieties that will do particularly well , and the growers should take advantage of this fact and plant only those kinds that are sure to make a success . Thus Western Colorado can grow to perfection varieties like the Gano , Roman Beauty , Jonathan and \ yinesap . In some isolated spots the Grimes Golden and the Macintosh grow to perfection . In the Arkansas Valley the Winesap and Jonathan do particularly well ; in Northwestern Colorado , close to the foothills , the Macintosh , Sheriff , Northwestern Greening and the Jonathan are a success . Planting only a few varieties in an orchard , the grower is able to market his fruit to a better advantage , as he can then make carload sales and eliminate mixtures of the many varieties . Another advantage lies in the fact that an orchar...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
THE photograph of the young orchard—just as it • starts the summer growth—then another photograph , say in October when the growth is ended and die wood is hardening , will make an interesting and valuable record . Such pictures become a real asset when used to show comparative growths of trees or crops that have had different treatments in fertilizers or in cultivation . And picture making is very simple by the Kodak method , and less expensive than you think . Ask your dealer or write us for our new booklet , The Kodak on the Farm . EASTMAN KODAK CO ., 449 State St ., ROCHISTKR , N . Y . 1 f ^ rf ^ W _____ M _______ r _ f / ___ _ SS _—*_ a ^ Tflat __ xJW ^__ Wj __ la ^___ l ^____ V ^ Better Get an Indian , Dave , and Enjoy Life While You Can ! That s the spirit of the modern fanner—speed up , save money , time , energy—enjoy life . The horse for plowingand heavy farm work , but for quick , comfortable trips to town—or anywhere else—a 1915 &lt;_^&amp;/ z Motocijcle ...
THZKE £ _ _ XM DAIRY [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
THZKE £ _ _ XM DAIRY Marketing Sweet Cream The season is almost at hand when there will be a great demand for sweet cream for ice cream and other frozen products . As a rule the demand for sweet cream is greater than the supply even at the increased prices of ten to fifteen cents per pound butter fat . One reason why more farmers do not take advantage of the extra prices for sweet cream is that they consider it too much trouble to deliver sweet cream dail y . In most cases it is not necessary to do this if the milk and cream are properly handled from the time it is produced until it is delivered . The following points should be observed : 1 . Use a covered milk pail . 2 . Previous to milking wipe the cow s udder and flanks with a damp cloth . 3 . Use a hand separator and separate the milk immediately after milking . 4 . Cool the cream to as low a temperature as possible . 5 . Do not mix night and morning cream until the last separation has been cooled to the same temperature as the ...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 May 1915
t Which will you buy a cream thief or a savings bank Cream Separator WITH A GREAT MANY MA- AS TO HOW MUCH CLEANER chines or implements used on the The De Laval skims than any farm it doesnt make mueh differ- other separator , the best evidence ence which of several makes you oi this fc the well-known fact that Duy- , all other makes were discarded ONE MAY GIVE YOU A LITTLE by the ereamerymen years ago , better or longer service than and that to-day 98 $ . of the cream another , but its mostly a matter separators used in creameries the of individual preference and often world over are exclusively De it makes little difference which Lavals . one you choose . THEN THE DE LAVAL IS SO NOT SO WITH BUYING A ™ nch better designed and so cream separator , however . much m „ je substantially built THE MOST WASTEFUL MA- and runs at so much lower speed chine on the farm is a cheap , than other separators that its inferior or half worn-out cream average life is from 15 to ZO separator . years , ...