THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS ( I I " I 111 n i W7 FARM NEWS (D s I DEPARTMENT Every Meal" illlllllliltlllllllllllUO (k -After y r Next time you want to concentrate on a piece of work just slip SHEEP, OF ALL FARM STOCK, ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT TO JUDGE IMPROVED FARM POULTRY ROADS a stick of WRIGLEY'S between your teeth. CHRISTMAS BEST FOR GEESE PATROL SYSTEM IS FAVORED These Fowls Require Little Care and Attention Compared With Returns They Bring. It's a wonderful help in daily tasks and sports as well. Pointed Out by Department of Agriculture as Illustration of Economical Maintenance. (Prepared by the Vnitel Slates nepartment of Agriculture.) The road patrol system used in Grant county. Wash., is pointed out by the United States Department of Agriculture as an illustration of how highways can be maintained most suc trr-arl by the United States Department c Agriculture.) i;o;:t pvso ami aple sauce! Christmas in many homos Is In- Hazards disappear and hard cc-npVtc witl;.uit them, atnl for that reason t!:o host season in which to j market the cHse is the latter part j of lVoor.-:!er, although there is a lini- i ited tlenuiivl all the year. j Goose raising Is not so extensively S encacev! in as thick raising, the con- j ditions under which they an he sue- eessfully raised leing almost entirely different from th.ose neevssary for sue- j cesful duck rais-ng; The duck, he- : jj Ml IM III V' " n "' I" iii-m-m I" ' f, p !1 cessfully and economically. Other counties in the state use the "gang" system, assigning to each ping a long section, upon which they make repairs at intervals, seldom reaching all the necessary points. In Grant county the plan is to prevent a road from getting into bad condition rather than to make repairs. There are 13 patrol sections, each from six to ten miles long, in the S7.8.'l miles of county highways. Each section is in charge of a patrolman, who works constantly on his piece of road. inc smaller, can he raised in a more places come easy for WRIGLEVS gives you comfort and poise it adds the zest that means success. limited space thsn can the goose, the j letter needing free rrnge and water. while the former has been proved to do well without water. While the goose cannot profitably 1 e raised in as large numbers as th duek, still it cannot justly be termed .ts. The External Parts of a Sheep 1, Muzzle Broad, Lips Thin, Nostrils Large; 2, Face Short, Features Clean-Cut; 3, Eyes Large and Clear; 4, Forehead Broad; 5, Ears Alert and Not Coarse; 6, Poll Wide; 7, Top of Shoulder Compact; 8, Neck Short, Thick, Blending Smoothly With Shoulder; 9, Shoulder Thickly Covered With Flesh; 10, Back Broad, Straight, Thickly and Evenly Covered 11, Ribs Long, Well Sprung, and Thickly Covered; 12, Loins Broad, Thick, and Well Covered; 13, Hips Wide and Smooth; 14, Rump Long, Level and Wide to Deck; 15, Dock Thick; 16, Twist Deep and Firm; 17, Thighs Full, Deep and Wide; 18, Legs Straight, Short, and Bone Smooth; 19, Cod or Purse in Wether, Scrotum in Ram, Udder in Ewe; 20, Flank Full and Deep; 21, Forelegs Straight, Short, and Strong; 22, Chest Deep, Wide, and Full; 23, Forelegs Wide Apart and Forearm Strong; "'24, Brisket Full and Rounding in Outline; 25, Breast Well Extended. A great deal for 5c SEALED TIGHT KEPT RIGHT The S Flavor S Lasts unprofitable. There are many places on a farm that are worthless for cul- tivation that could be utilized with ex- j ofdlent results for gooso raising. . Field that have streams, branches, or , unused springs on them could be , turned to good advantage by making j them into goose pastures. A goose on j range will gather the largest portion of its fo-V.. consisting of grasses, in- : sects, r.r. 1 other animal and vegetable j matter to be found in the fields and ' brook. Youn; ceee are fattened by placing them in a pen. not t. large, so thfit j thev will not exercise too much, and ' it's t Frrre.l by the T'r.ited States Department of Agriculture.) Can you judge sheep? If you can. you are somewhat above the ordinary Bll dav all they ! Txm r stock raiser, because of all then once a bv feeding farm animals, in the estimate of the United States Department of Agriculture, the sheep is the most difficult to appraise accurately. With horses, cattle, swine, or poultry the eye will tell much as to the quality for any purpose desired, and by wins the animals constantly the will eat up clean of a moist mash made of one half shorts and two-thirds common!, nr.d two feeds daily of com with some oats or barley. While fattening young geese they should he kept as quiet as possible; no excitement whatever should disturb them, poultrv speeinlisTS of the United Shining-up Days Are Hers ft--. .-v riv x i trils. large, clear eyes, alert look, short face, broad forehead, alert and well-spaced ears. Four points are given to a neck short, thick and smoothly joined to the shoulder. Ten points are assigned to the fore-quarters of which eight may be given to the shoulders. They should be compact on top, smoothly joined with neck and body, and well covered with flesh. One point goes to a full, well-rounded, and well-extended brisket, and one tc straight, short legs, set well apart. The body may count IS point stwo for deep, wide, full chest ; four for ribs well sprung, close, and thickly covered ; six for straight, broad back, thickly and evenly covered with flesh ; six for wide, thick loin, well covered. Seventeen points are given to perfect hind quarters. Level, smooth hips, wide apart, count one ; long, level, wide rump, thick at dock, four; fall, deep, I 7 States Department of Agriculture say. j breeder or handler learns to estimate When feeding, approach them quiet- ! their worth, point by point. Hut a ly. and ! not 'frighten them. At ten : sheep with full fleece is. like certain weeks of aco. or when the tips of the ' members of the human race, artfully wings reach the tail, they are ready j dressed its clothing may conceal defer market, if they have been heavily ; foots that make it absolutely undeslr-fed. and should weigh between eight i able, or at least detract from its worth, and ten pounds. Most voung ceese Any sheep raiser who desires t im- Sic Shine la Wonderful Patrolman is Responsible for Condition of His Section of Highway. feeling that he alone is responsible for its condition. While these men work under the direction of the county engineer, the details are left largely to their judgment. A specially constructed light road machine, called locally a "road fixer," is used. It has a long wheel base and two cutting blades rigidly connected with the carrying frame of the machine. The rear wheels are on separate axles, controlled by separate levers. The patrolman carries the necessary small tools for clearing weeds, trimming shoulders, cleaning ditches, and for handling surfacing The person who has no will of his prove his flik can profit by attending the next county or state fair and following the judges as they go through own has an incurable malady. from general farms are sold when they are from five to eight months old. When young goslings are to be dressed for market, they are first stuok in the r-of of the mouth with a SELDOM SEE a bis knee Ilk this, but your bora may have a bunch or bruiaa on hla aakle, hock, stiHe, knee or throat. It appears that the candymakers are seriously cutting in on the movie actors profits by taking up some of the consumer's revenue. wide thighs, four; deep, firm, plump twist, joined well down on leg. five; straight, short legs, wide apart, one. The udder in ewes or the scrotum in rams counts two if well formed. Nine points are given to wool three for quantity, three for quality, and three for condition. i A m ! Cf About the time the chemists have J material. He makes his own repairs harnessed the sun's rays there'll be a fight over what temperature to put on will clean it off without laying up the horse, tio blister no hair gone. Concentrated only a few drops required at an application. $230 per bottle delivered. Describe your case for special instructions, and Bock 8A be ft - i After practice in score-card judging comparing the exhibited animal with an ideal, for it takes a good animal to score 73 and a choice animal to during July and August. V J- It is probably not true that the be marked W one is ready to judge YOUNG, Inc. 310 Teawls St. SpringfieM. Hot. j w.r in the county repair shop under the direction of a skilled mechanic. The annual cost of this system, states the bureau of public roads, averages S223 a mile, which is less than other counties pay where roads receive attention "only when they need it.' Grant county has graveled roads second to none in the state, and its people are enthusiastic supporters of the patrol system. ; the sheep pens. If the judges will permit one to try his hand and check up against their findings, it will be much ; better. A good score card is essential, i and one is contained In Farmers Bul- letin 1100, "Judging Sheep," sent on request by the department, i The score card allows 23 out of 100 ; points for general appearance, of which ! normal weight counts 3 ; form is given 10, the specifications being straight j top and under line, deep, broad, low i set for treed, compact, well propor-j tioned. Undr "quality," to which another ' 10 is assigned, the scord card specifies: i Hair, fine; bone, fine, but strong; feat-! ures, fine, but not delicate; skin pink, i After the sheep has been inspected ! from a distance, one should 'ieck up j his observations by gung i'er the ' animal's body with the hand, keep ng I In mind the first impressions. P; .:c-i tice is necessary to get the con oct ' touch, rounding and clawing are out j of order. Do not muss the i. e if j the animal has been prepared l.r ex i nation ate $34,000,000 less candy last year, but that the usual amount of candy cost $34,000,000 less. It wasn't given away at that. WANTED, FKMALE Will give room. j board, scholarship and $J-$10 month for i housework help. All business courses. Pnt 25th Year. rrnon Institute, YOU CAN SAVE $50:22 By recovering; your old auto top frame youraeit. We rntkc theae recoverfj tn fir mil nikti and TONNAGE ON COUNTRY ROADS n x v ',v . x x- v. -a mod. Is of oars. A a r TP? and no person that ran drive a OJa f J Funis Past Paid a- is the finest product of its kind in the -3 world. Every woman who has used gfj ear can jmt it on. We . f amtih inatrartiemB. Rf and qnarter mrwd tn-;thr with rs cu-tmia. fuUMrn. wtt and catits. AM eon,jWle. (Jiv us tna aaraa. rear and model number rf rxir car ana w will send ro) ttur catatorna with wraplea and quuta yao exact price. LIBERTY TOP TIRE CS, Dept. i, Cincinnati. O Report of Bureau of Markets Show Extent to Which Highways Are Being Used. It knows this statement to be true. 2u by comparing animals one with another. Keep in mind the standard they should approach, and appraise them against one another, point by point, following the same systematic method as with the score card. It is important to be able to tell the approximate age of a sheep by the teeth. Lambs have a full set of baby or "milk" teeth soon after birth. At from twelve to fourteen months two permanent teeth appear at the center; two more, adjoining, at from twenty-two to twenty-four months; a third pair at thirty-four to thirty-six months ; and the full set at forty-six to forty-eight months. From then on only an estimate can be made. As the sheep grows older the teeth gradually spread and become shorter with wear. Still later, sheep gradually lose their teeth. A broken-mouth sheep has difficulty in eating and should not be kept in the flock. J J Kleetrir Lights From the VI iii;l. only turu-mercially successful windmill troncratinir plant cn the market. Agents wanted every county with auto or riu to ell Perkins Aero-lectric direct to farmer. Hi;-' Commissions. Perkins Windmill I'orp'n, M ish -. :i k;;. lr.il. Many Farmers Wives Frefer to ; -i ! - i t --1 I i f hibition. The score card allows 12 points for condition, comprising an even, deep. Dress Geese Eefore Marketing Them tc Obtain the Feathers. Let Cuticara Be Your Beauty Doctor I firm flesh covering, with fullness in FRECKLES POSITIVELY REMOVED by Dr. BarrVa Frpfils Ointment lour drua;fpt or by mail. 66c. Kr.-e book. Dr. C H. Uerry Ce.. 27& Michigan Avc&oss. Chica.ro. lit. Sep 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 23c W. N. U., Indianapolis, No. 45-1921. lonc-bladed knife and then stunned J shoulder and brisket, thick covering by hitting them a sharp, quick blow ' over top of shouldres, back, rib, and cn the head. For dry picking the j thick dock. picker uses a box in front of him' Ilea.rand neck are given nine points, about the height of the knees, holding of which five go for a head with clean-the bird with the left hnr.d and clasp- cut, strong mouth, thin lips, large nos The necessity of keeping country roads in good condition is shown by a report recently compiled by the bureau of markets and crop estimates, United States Department of Agriculture, showing the extent to which they are used in hauling farm products to market. According to the report, which shows the tonnage of 11 products hauled on country roads, giving the yearly average for the period from 1915 to 1010. there were 27 tons of these 11 crops hauled for every 100 acres of land. The average tonnage of the 11 crops hauled on couutry roads each year for the period mentioned amounted to 86,560,000 tons. The 11 crops referred td in the report are corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice, flaxseed, cotton (including seed), tobacco, potatoes, and cultivated hay. ing the feet and wings together; he Sfefs a: . "iS t 'cSr Z WATER SPREADS CORN BORER kree. Tick the feathers from the bodv Number of Specimens Recently Found on Island in Lake Erie Many Miles From Shore. Get Rid of Poor Stock. Puilets that are weak, undersized and poorly developed should be eaten, canned or marketed, but no thrifty, well-developed pullets should ever be disposed of in this way, for it is these pullets when kept for layers and breeders that will net the greatest profit. of the bled, then dampen the right hand and brush the body to remove the down. Leave about two inches of fonthers on the neck, and also leave feathers on the wing at the first joint. Lay the wings against the body of The birds and tie a string around to hold in position. Tlace the birds, when picked, in cold water for an hour or so to plump them ; if they are In the water too long they are liable to bleach and become water-soaked. They tire then Iced tip In barrels ready . to ship to market. and has brought contentment and happiness to thousands of home seekers and their families who have settled on her FREE homesteads or bought land at attractive prices. They have established their own homes and secured prosperity and independence. In the great grain-frrowwK sections of the prairie provinces there is still to be had on easy terms Fertile Und at $ 15 to $30 an Acre land similar to that which through many years baa yielded from 20 to 45 bushels of wheat to the acre oats, barley and flax also in great abundance, while raisins horses, cattle, sheep and hoRs is equally profitable. Hundreds of farm-era in Western Canada have raised crops in a single season worth more than the whole cost of their land. Healthful climate, good neighbors, churches, schools, rural telephone, excellent markets ana shipping facilities. The climate and soil offer inducements for almost every branch ox Richer in Protein. Sweet clover, although slightly richer In protein than alfalfa and red clover, Is not as good a hay plant as either alfalfa or red clover. BUILD IN FALL AND WINTER According to Engineers Money Spent in Constructing Roads in Spring, is Wasted. - Entomologists of the United States Department of Agriculture combating the European corn borer have found on various occasions that water is not a complete barrier' to the spread of the pest. A . number of specimens were recently found on Middle Rass island, in the western part of Lake Erie, several miles from either shore. They are uncertain whether worms floated to the island on cornstalks from art Infested portion of Ontario or whether the flight was made by the grown insects. Last year living coru worms were found on an island several miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Make Pork in Demand. Green forage crops and some grain In addition to the waste products are necessary if you make the kind of pork for which there Is a demand. The building of roads in the spring Is opposed by good engineers, who insist that money spent at that season Is larzelv wasted. They hold that if agriculture. The advantages for Dairying KSIxad Farming and Stock Raisins make a tremendous appeal to industrious settlers wishing to improve their circumstances. For Ilhrstratad Htaiatura. aaaps, deaeriton of farm ooDortonitiaa ha Manitoba, Saakatcbewaa. Albert 7r VY.. rvimnhj. - 1 Milaaf lalaa work should be done In the fall and Plow Chicken Yards. A frequent cause of loss and disappointment with tlse young chickens Is the fact that the broods are given the same runs year after year, without any means of renovation being employed, until the soil in the old yards becomes foul and contaminated. Frequent disinfection with slaked lime is pood, but at regular intervals the ranges should be plowed, in order to keep fresh ground on top. to, writs wlnter, when the ground is in better condition and when foundations can be laid with greater permanence. Silage Makes Steer Grow. Silage makes the steer grow, and at a price you can afford, even at the present market. It i ' M. J. JOHNSTONE 213 TracUoa-Termlnal Bldrf. ladlwpolia. lad. Secure Early-Matured Pullets. The essentoal thing to secure early maturity is to remove everything that causes annoyance or retards growth and kidnces the pallets to eat heavily of a well-balanced ration. m They also criticise the skimpy manner In which foundations are laid, pointing out that subsequent repair bills make the whole cost much greater than the As a weed, wild licorice Is trouble-some chiefly In meadc-va or cost of solidly-built roads.
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