The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 24, 1939 · Page 3
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March 24, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

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FRIDAY, MAKLJJH. 24, 1'JZy. THE DAILY COURIER. GUNNEL^S Vi-bLJiJ. PA. PAGE THREE. NOTES OF FARM AND HOME / Prepared by R. Carter, Farm Agent: Miss Mbry Anderson Economics Representative. [ GOOD PASTURES REDUCE I MILK TKODUCTION COST The answer to lowered milk prices is the use o£ high-quality, home grown feeds requiring a minimum cash outlay. Since expenditures fot iced cover approximately 50 per cent o£ the cost of producing milk, this is one of the best points to begin an attempt to reduce pioduction costs. Good pastures produce excellent dairy Iced o£ about 24 per cent protein at less than two dollars per ton. Many Pennsylvania pastures weie almost worthless five years ago. Their owners have made them highly productive by applying lime, phosphate and manure. They are returning approximately ten dollars for every dollar invested for these materials. Pasture grasses provide low-cost feed. Cash expenditures are small and very little labor is needed. Every ton of feed grown on the farm reduces the amount ol cash required for the purchase of other feeds. In several counties, dairy farmers have organized county programs because o£ their enthusiasm in pasture improvement and are actively offering encouragement to their neighbors. These farmers have learned that by spending three to four dollars each year per acre for lime, phosphate, and manure, they can secure $50 to 560 worth of feed per acre. At the same time they are controlling erosion and improving the fertility of their soils. Fanners active in pasture improvement work have learned that it is necessary to reseed old pastures, and that plowing is not essential. They know that results are obtained faster and cheaper by simply topdressing. Considerable land is being seeded for pasture in areas where a few years ago farmers hardly knew what it meant to pasture their stock. , High quality legume hay and legume silage to supplement good pastures certainly seem to be the dairymans economic goal in his struggle against low milk prices. They are investments in the land bank that are sure to pay dividends. HINTS ON HYDRANGEAS FOR FLOWER GROWERS Hydrangeas will produce flowers if aluminum sulphate is gaven the plants at the beginning of the forcing period and again every 10 days until the plants begin to flower. The necessary solution may be made by mixing one pound of aluminum sulphate with five gallons of water. During the forcing period, apply a solution of sulphate of ammonia when the buds become visible and repeat every two \veeks. Field-grown hydrangeas require slightly acid soil. Apply manure and super-phosphate before plowing. Peat should make up one-fourth of the soil for potted plants. This soil should also be slightly acid RASPBERRY CANES WILL RECEIVE SPRING PRUNING The best season for pruning raspberries is again at hand. With red raspberries, Latham for example, pruning, means narrowing the row to 12 to 24 inches in width and removing weak canes within the row, cutting them near the surface of the ground. Strong canes are headed back. The width of the row depends upon the age and vigor of the plants. Young or weak plantings will not support as wide a row of fruiting canes as those three years old and growing vigorously. When a trellis is used, the rows are usually eight to 12 inches wide and the plants headed back only slightly. Distance between canes depends upon their vigor. Six inches is common. Vigoious canes are generally headed off to four to five feet above the ground, depending on their original height. Spindly, short-jo nted tips are removed. Heading back insures the growth of larger, more desirable berries. Black raspberries, unlike the red, tend to maintain the identity of the original hJl and require a different method of pruning. Strong side branches have developed at a height of 14 to 18 inches where tne shoots are pinched off last summer. Spring pruning w 11 see the entire removal of the weaker canes and the heading back of lateral branches on those that remain. Taree to six canes are left in each hill of mature plantings, depending upon the number of vigorous canes. Some growers leave only canes at least one-half inch in diameter. They prefer to save erect canes since the weight of the fruit may cause those that lean badly to go down. The lateral branches on the remaining canes are headed back to e.ght to 12 inches, the thicker laterals being left longer than the more spindly. State Will Drop 36 f OOO From WPA Projects April 1 HARRISBURG, Mar. 24.--Preparations weie under way at State WPA headquarters today to drop 3G,000 project woikers April 1 if Congiess refuses to appropriate $150,000,000 more to cover a works piogram deficiency The personnel cut, WPA Chief E. C. Smith, Jr., said, would imolve closing "scores of unsatisfactory projects, most of them highway sponsored" and would leave 2Q4',QQQ on the lolls. "In additior," he said, "it is planned to reduce (employment on those projects that have been seriously overloaded :n the past in ordetr to enable this progiom to fully meet current employment quotas This is particularly true of the projects sponsored by the Cornmonweallh Department of Highways. . . "The ovei loading of projects with employes has been mainly the fault of this progiam in an extreme zeal to remove as many persons as possible from direct relief. As a conse- qucrce, efficiency suffeied tremendously, since there was not enough work to keep the men busy and much public criticism was; aimed at WPA on that account, "This practjce is to be d.scontmued and the policy of WPA will be to Yvork only as many workers as can be employed usefully and effectively, and the pt ovision of projects to furnish this employment is the responsibility of the Commonwealth and the counties, cities, boroughs, townsnips and otner public agencies within the Commonwealth. B. O. Assets Grow. BALTIMORE, Mar. 24.--The Baltimore Ohio Railroad has received a total of 81 '£ per cent of issues affected under the road's \ oluntary plan for modification of interest chai gcs and maturities. Country Is Entitled To Clear-Cut Policy On Issue of Economy By LJn'tod Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 24--Chairman Menimer S. Eccles of the Federal Reserve Boara said yesterday that the country "is entitled to a cleai-cuL and prompt determination of policy" on the "vital issue" of economy. "Whi'e I am convinced lhat such a policy o£ ictrcncnmcnt utideL present conditions would have disastrous results," he said, "we live in a democracy and, theretore, I believe that the viewpoint of the major ty should piomptly be made effective.'* Eccles made his statement before the special Senate Silver Committee, headed by Senator Key Pittrnan, D., Nev., which has been discussing monetary and fiscal policy in connection witi silver legislation. State Law Urged To Ban All Isms' HARRISBURG, Mar. 24.--Strict regulations to curb activities of "Nazis, Communists and advocates of all 'isms'" were proposed in the State Legislature Representative Samuel M. Rosen - fcld of Philadelphia introduced measures which would restrict organizations that dull members; ban camps such as those conducted by German- American groups, and foibid meetings of organizations advocating persecution and overthrow of the government. Calumet Youth Drnrt. MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar 24,-Alex Kondrich, 2±, of Caiumct, St. Vincent College student, died bud- denly Thuisday night wnile walking on the campus. Six members of St. Vincent College football team served as pallbearers at his funeral. Nelson I*. Walter Dead, GREENSBURG, Mar. 24 --Nelson Walter, 56, for 30 years employed In the office of Keystone Coal Company, died suddenly Sat- rday of pneumonia. He leaves his wife, one son, one brother and two sister:*, including Mrs. Fred Sporck of Yukon How Women in Their 40's Can Attract Men HPre'c good advice for a woman during her chance (uBually from 38 to 52). who fenrs she'll IOTP her nppcat to men, who worries about hot fl.iihcs, IOSB of pep, dizzy epclis, upaet nerved aid moody spells. Juat get more fresh air, 8 hra. sleep *nd If you need a reliable "WOMAN'S" tonic tak« Lydia E. Pmkham'B Vegetable Compound, nvide ctpccially for women. It helps Nature build up phynica! resistance, thus helps givf more vivacity to enjoy life and assist calm- inc jittery n(.r\ es and those disturbing symptoms that often accomoany change ol life. Pinkham'a is WELL WORTH trying SPRING BRINGS CHANGES IN POULTRY MANAGEMENT Many poultiymen will discontinue the use of lights on their laying flocks about April 1. The safest method is to lessen gradually the time that the lights are used. Such a change will not disturb the birds. Although poultrymen may be tempted to give their birds free range on blight sunshiny spring days, nothing is to be gained if the birds are being kept for the production of market eggs. Markets prefer eggs with pale yolks and it is difficult to produce this type of eggs when birds have access to green grass. When satisfactorily housed, confined birds usually produce more eggs during the year. Range can be used to good advantage for the breeding flock. Birds in heavy product.on will consume large quantities of shell-forming materials. If the hoppers are kept free of foreign ingredients, the birds will find the materials more appetizing. Occasional removal of the fine particles of shell and dust that accumulate in the hoppers is a good plan. Remove hens from the nests as soon as they become broody. The longer a hen is allowed to sit on the nest, the more difficult it will be to break her up. Marking a bird each time she becomes broody will simplify marketing the repeater. Since broodiness is a dominant factor in breeding, it is particularly important that all broody birds be eliminated from the breeding pens. Rush Defense Program. '·, WARSAW, Mar. 24.--Finance Minister Eugeniusz Kwiatowski has informed the agriculture committee of parliament the agricultural aid program must be halted at once and all financial reserves of the state devoted to national defense, it was disclosed today. Letters Granted. GREENSBUEG, Mar. 24.--Letters of administration on the estate of Michael Lukacs, late of Mount Pleasant township, were granted to John Lukacs and Michael Lukacs. The estate is valued at $550. Clinic Treatment On "Group Plan" That Was Procedure in Famed London Hospital When Wholesale "Cures" Were the Practice By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. I HAVE been reading an interesting account by Dr. Walter E, Bett of reminiscences of the great London hospital of St, Bartholomew's. With all the complaints that we hear about the medical profession and dispensary practice today, it h illuminating to compare them with the happenings in the dispensary of St. Bartholomew's as short a time ago as 1868, when the resident apothecary was in charge of what may be described as the wholesale treatment of patients. When alJ the patients who applied for treatment in the morning had been gathered together in one room, the apothecary would enter Dr. Clendening will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. and ask all those who complained of a cough to stand up, whereupon he gave them a cough medicine. He then asked all those who had the bellyache to stand up, and he gave them some kind of house physic for that. The nurses were of the land of Sarah Gamp, and on account of their overweight, heavy facial features and waddling gait, were sarcastically referred to as "fairies." Made Report In 1877 a certain Dr. Robert Bridges was appointed to the post of casualty physician. He made a report a little later in which he pointed out certain abuses. In three months he had seen 7,735 patients and the average time spent on each was 1.28 minutes. "With the lowest estimate of female garrulity," he wrote, "one may recognize the grandeur of the feat accomplished in giving separate audience to the troubles of 150 women in three hours and a quarter." And he remarked that most of their troubles were brought on by india- eretion, for which the cure would be discretion. Most of them preferred Epsom salts. Didn't Seek Source They had many cases of a peculiar atonic dyspepsia in machinists due to long working hours in stale air, and eating cheap, miscellaneous food, but in spite of the number of cases nobody ever went to the source of the trouble and tried to clean up the industry. Instead, they gave them a routine mixture of quassia and iron. When Bridges made his report of these conditions, he hoped that without living to the millenium, one might see the day when such conditions would be considered fabulous and incredible. The reading of this report had one result, which was that Bridges was never again offered another appointment at the hospital. However, he managed to obtain the position of poet laureate, and although his output was meager, he remains one of our most sensitive medical poets. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS H. 0.: "Should one having tuberculosis use musterole on the chest ·when one has a cold? What is good for hoarseness and sore throat? Is there any medicine one can take to build the body up and give an appetite? What would you advise for a regular diet?" Answer--It seems to me that all the symptoms of which you complain are basically due to the disease itself. I would advise sanatorium treatment for all of them. The diet should be an ordinary, balanced diet such as anyone uses, not trying to eat more than the appetite demands. Musterole on the chest is just as safe as in a normal person. EDITOR'S NOTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendonine can now be obtained by ·endinc 10 cents in coin, for «ich, and a Bclf-tiJdrcaaed envelope stamped with a three-cent stamp, to Dr. Lotran Clendening, iu care of thlo paper. The pamphlcti are: "Three Weeks' Beduchie Diet", "la- dictation and Constipation", "Reducing and Gufninc", "Infant Feedinc". "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes". "Feminine Hycieae" and "The Care of th* Hair »nd Skin." NTED TO OWN Now It Costs So Little To Add an Extra Bedroom New Style Simmons Studio Couch with Back Rest Here's your opportunity to purchase a combination living room--bedroom at worthwhile savings. The fine Simmons innerspring studio couch opens up into full size bed or pair of twin beds whenever desired. Covered in high grade material. 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