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The Hired Mans Chance [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

The Hired Mans Chance DURING the past few years the majority of business magazines have devoted a considerable amount of space to the subject of making employes worthy of their hire . These discourses havt been good , bad and foolish . The advocacy of standing over a man with a stopwatch or of having a man perform so many distinct operations per minute sounds too much like slave driving . About the onlj industry that has been passed up by the efficiencj experts in the matter of getting 100 per cent from employes is agriculture . Of course , farming docs not present the same problems as those to be found in factory , store or office . But at the same time every farmer is just as much interested in getting work done for money paid as the manufacturer ot office man . There are hired men and hired men , the permanent and those who are only on the farmer s payroll for a couple of months or so each year . It is the forma class , the man who works for the farmer th . year round , that we w...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
Mind Your Uncle [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

Mind Your Uncle THE Department of Agriculture , in a recent bulletin dealing with the extermination of the Hessian fly , made mention of the fact that many farmers had ignored previous advice about taking preventive measures and , as a result , the loss in wheat through the ravages of the Hessian fly will be the greatest in many sections for several years . This is to be deplored , but at the same time it contains a potent lesson . The Department of Agriculture spends millions of dollars for the sole purpose of aiding in the progress of the agricultural industry . It employs scientific men and experts at high salaries . Hence , when a bulletin or any printed information is sent out by the Department it means not merely some more printer s ink , but the findings of experts in problems in agricultural matters . The trouble is that the work of Uncle Sam in aiding the farmer is not regarded by the majority in the true sense of its value . The farmer who says he has no time for reading b...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
_ * a j » A Girl of Grit [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

_ * a j » A Girl of Grit WE LIKE to record the story of young men ot stuff and nerve who make their way against adversity to the goal of success and honor . It is an equal pleasure to learn that young women do not lack similar qualities . The schools have just closed and have graduated upwards of 50 , 000 youth , 30 per cent of whom approximately were women . Many of them have won their sheepskins with as serious a handicap as beset Garfield as he forged his way from canal path to the Presidency . An instance of a young girl s determination to get an education was recited to us re cently . She lived in Mississippi . She asked her brother one day if he could loan her money to go to college . He told her he could not afford it , but tossed her a nickel and added jokingly , You may go on that if you wish . The plucky girl took the coin and bought some calico , from which she made a bonnet that she sold for twenty-five cents . With this money she bought more calico and sold more bonnets...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
je Je Jl Hit-It-Orials [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

je Je Jl Hit-It-Orials It s mans instinct to kill . The farmer can have his fill all year round slaughtering PESTS . * * * Feeding a scratch grain before sunrise would not be so hard for many city men . They could do it before going to bed . * * * New use for adding machines . Keeping track of the Oregon hen laying 891 eggs in four years . * ? * A visiting Englishman allowed that Oregon must have a bloomin fine climate .

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
The Experiment Station [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

The Experiment Station Fertilizing and Fertilizers Many farms are today only producing une-half the amount they were a decade ago . And this despite the big educational progress noticeable in the agricultural industry . The farmers who located many years ago with the aid of a prairie schooner were more or less responsible , for they played the onecrop game to the limit . The extraordinary fertility of the virgin soil quickly made them rich . Sixty or seventy bushels of corn per acre for years in successi on has left a problem for the modern farmer to solve . Continued cropping , to grain robbed the soil of the Middle West of its fertility and the early farmers made no effort to put hack in the land plant food that they took away . They considered the fertility inexhaustible . Neglect of the practice of rotation of crops and fertilizing in the past has forced the present-day farmer to look the matter of fertilization square in the lace—although there are still many iarmers who stick ...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
At the Panama Fair [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

At the Panama Fair T HE farmer , fruit grower , stock raiser or student or agriculture who wishes to increase his knowledge of farming in all its aspects , will find an unparalled opportunity awaiting his in the vast array of exhibits at the Panama Exposition . Spread over an area of 17 , 000 square feet in the seven acre Palace of Agriculture , the United States Department of Agriculture has its great educational exhibits from eight of the principal bureaus . These are designed to show in a comprehensive way what the United States Government is doing for the world in the way of agricultural investigation and research . In the main , these exhibits are illustrated by means of elaborate models , relief maps and colored photographs , and are from the Bureau of Animal Industry , the Bureau of Plant Industry , the Weather Bureau , Bureau of Chemistry and various other sections of the Department . The Palace of Agriculture and Food Products is a veritable university in itself . Under a n...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
Concrete Grapevine Posts [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

Concrete Grapevine Posts The Pennsylvania farmer who erected the grape trellis with concrete posts , shown in the illustration , had the future In mind . Realizing that construction designed for this purpose is subjected to strain , the * owner decided to discard the customary wooden posts and substitute concrete . Concrete posts have such rigidity and strength that they can be planted farther apart than is usual with wooden posts , thus _ requiring fewer in number . They keep in perfect alignment and there is no decay at any point , whereas wooden posts soon rot at ground level and eventually decay throughout . The posts in this instance were made of concrete consisting of 1 part Portland cement , 1 }_ parts sand and 3 parts small stone . They are reinforced by placing In the corners of each post , about 1 inch in from the surface , a 5-16 inch square twisted rod . Three-eighths inch round rods could be used in place of square rods . The posts are 10 feet long , of which 4 feet is ...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
The of Government Corn Grading [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

The of Government Corn Grading grading commercial rn promulgated by the Secretary of A „ ¦ culture early in 1914 , and which J * into effect July 1 , 1914 , has bee . _ !? erally adopted throughout the _ belt and in the cities in that part i the country , but is not yet in use _„„ the Atlantic seaboard . The grades i dude the classification of white yelln and mixed corn into six grades ami sample and have been recognized Z the Grain Dealers National Associa tion , the state associations affiliated with this organization , the State Grain Inspection Departments of Washinc ton , Minnesota , Illinois , Missouri , Kansas , Oklahoma and the Department oi Agriculture , Commerce and Industrie of the State of South Carolina . In order that producers , dealers and consumers may more fully understand the correct interpretation of the gov . ernment corn grades , a bulletin of detailed explanation , No . 168 , Grades for Commercial Corn , has just been issued by the Department of Agriculture . ...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
The Prodigious Pleasure Car [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

The Prodigious Pleasure Car I T IS only a matter of a dozen years ago that the joke editors ; on , the , newspapoers and the comedis ^ ns on : the stage „« . „ to make the automobile ; the buttof . 11 their alleged wit , probably at , that time it was more or less ? justifiable-owing the glorious uncertainty , of : the then neW form of tranportation .. The , motor car that would not jib every mile-or ; so was regarded by its owner as a masterpiece . Very few of the p ioneer car owners there were who did not ; have to . requisition old Dobbin every-once in a . while to drag the machine back to . the garage ., . The process of building , up , the automobile to its present state of , inechanical perfection took considerable ; time-and brain work . There were a ^ number of :. foresighted men who realized the , big . possibility in the future of the . : automobileand they applied themselves diligently :. And vet it is safe to say that the men who stuck to their guns despite the pungent ^...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
A ii ,, ^_^ tomE ^_ L [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

A ii ,, ^_^ tomE ^_ L Conserving Homos in the Soil One of the most important problems of the farm is the maintenance of a good supply of organic matter or humus in the soil . Organic matter works hand in hand with the farmer to help him accomplish what he wants to . Humus provides just the kind of foods crops want and must have if they are to prosper . It is impossible for the farmer to control the weather so that the crops may not suffer from lack of water , but it is possible to store up the rainfall by putting humus into the soil and keeping it there . Humus acts just like a sponge . It sucks in the rain and will automatically supply it to the crops as they require moisture . Humus in the soil tends to prevent clods and crusts , which do no good but give much trouble and cost much in man , horse and implement labor . Plants receive their food in a dissolved form . Humus can make soil foods soluble and hence available for plants . Even the fertilizers that farmers buy are generall...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

FOB SALE . — FOB SALB—An automobile business wllh * garages , controlling the trade in . to Bummer-resort section ot the west . Can »»«« upwards of 14 , 000 a year . For f _ m , l > , l ; . v sons I am compelled to move to the couii . and will therefore consider ln trade ah . farm or farm land Improved or unlmproic > . the price is right . Address 1- O ., care B < Farming , 141 W . Ohio St .. Chicago . WANTED — WANTED—A farm with fair Improvenw 1 near good markets . Will exchange a _ B » * business worth » I _ , 000 and making a proiii 18 . 000 or better every year . Address » ¦ care Better Farming , 141 W . Ohio St .. Chuafc

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

% fJ / omt « l § _ ro ___ % tswA KUjiH AT HOME AGAIN—THE PREACHER S EXTRAVAGANCE— UNCLE PELEG TAKES A BIDE ON HIS SPOTTED HORSE . Deer Jess : When these few lines reaches you they are to , inform you that i h . v eot back home agin from the fare , and that Ime turrible glad ov it . I tell you what it is , this thing ov bein away from home so long has ben about the biggest strane on me I ever went thru in all my life , and to git back home where I kin go to the dinner table without a kote and wear a shirt without no bozum in it , makes it peer to me now ez tho the sky cudent never be anything else any more than bright . I tell you it seems like livin agin to hav the privilidge ov goin out to the barn mornin and evemn and callin the hogs to kum up and eat , and it dont peer to me that I ever knowed before jest how mutch kum fort there was in an old straw hat . I was so glad to git home , where fokes wouldent think I was a tryin to rob the house if I shud happen to git up and undertake...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

All out-doors invites your JJ | KODAK EVERYTHING that you are interested in is worth a pic- ^ ture . On the home place , at your neighbor s , at the ptenic , on your fishing or hunting trip—wherever you go there are scenes and incidents that you can preserve for all time with the click of the Kodak shutter . Ask your dealer or write us for a copy of THE KODAK ON THE FARM , a beautifully illustrated little book that not only tells about the new things in Kodakery but shows as well , by attractive pictures , the p leasures and the uses of a Kodak on the farm . It is free for the asking . EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY , 449 STATE S TREET , ROCHESTER , N . Y . Thirty-Six Highest Awards 1 To International Harvester Machines ITHE International Jury of Awards , at I San Francisco Exposition , gave to the 1 International Harvester exhibit thirty ^ ix | highest awards covering not only the Champion , | Deering , McCormick . Milwaukee , Osborne , and j Piano harvesting , haying and corn machines and ...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

Be / ore maMMfr now purcAo * - * loo * over our edvertM * . column * carefully . As d market-place It la safe ami ttorotwkly reHeMe . ife » tfo » fAe paper wkeit you write the advertiser .

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

$ 1 , 635 , 000 Hidden bi This Year s Goodyear Tires Not an EzCUSe as Goodyears . And you would never know it , U _ - i • L _ L . _ • • L save by months o £ use , if we left them out us first explain that this is not an ex * # eAA __ A __ A J J J cuse for over-price . Our this years price re * $ 500 , 000 Added duction—made February 1—will save Good * This year s improvements—just our latest year users about five million dollars this year . additions—cost us $ 500 , 000 yearly . Most of And that was our third reduction in two it goes into extra rubber—all into extra wear . years , totaling 45 per cent . Our matchless And this much is added—this half million output gives you in Goodyears a value never dollars—at a time when we save users five before known in tires . million dollars in price . At a time when some P _ M __ tv ___ Lr E _ rtt ___ i wkers are skimping to meet competition . _ -. VT ^ L . I r Then our Research Department—to find . Goodyear Fortified Tires have five costly ^...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
POM [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

POM Co-Operation in Egg Marketing The individual farmer too often regards his eggs as a mere by-product to which it is hardly worth while to devote himself seriously ; in consequence he is inclined to both neglect his poultry and to gather his eggs whenever he happens to have a spare moment or so . It is estimated by the U . S . Agricultural Department that under the present haphazard methods of gathering and marketing eggs nearly 8 per cent of the country s output is a total loss . Since the annual production of poultry and eggs in the United States is valued at more than $ 600 , 000 , 000—a sum equal to the hay or wheat crop—the importance of reducing this loss is obvious . In consequence of the mental attitude of many farmers to their poultry and eggs the output is not only small but a large proportion of it has begun to spoil before it reaches the hands of the country merchants . They usually buy the eggs on case count , paying the same price for good , bad and indifferent . The...

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Better Farming — 1 August 1915

Before making your purchases , look over our advertising columns carefully . As •» m / w-ket-place It is safe and thoroughly reliable . Mention the paper when you write the advertiser .

Publication Title: Better Farming
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
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