The News from Frederick, Maryland on July 10, 1948 · Page 8
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Frederick, Maryland
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Saturday, July 10, 1948
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Tells Sex Of Day-Old Chicks Br HOWAKD W. BLAKESLEE AP Science Editor Xew Ye-*--A new business in the United States, telling the sex of day-old chickens, pays from $4 to S12 an hour. Taese chiek-sexors. as feey are called, number only about 1,000 and most of them work only three ST four months in a year. In that time a fast sexor xviil make about $6.000. The story of. this business is told in the American Scientist, by John H. Lunn of Brookston. Indiana. He points oat that until 1933 anybody wao bad ever hatched a chirk thought you couldn't tell the sex until the cockerel began to make a comb. But the Japanese found a way to determine the sex of a day-old chick. In the depression it became necessary to economize in breeding chickens for eggs. It would save money if the males could be killed or separated, and raised to the eating stage. The discovery applied only to Leghorns. But Leghorns are a large share of the egg business in the United States. Five Japanese sexors came to America to reveal that the "secret" was just a matter of skill in observing slight differences in shape of small organs. But when Americans first tried the trick, they found that it took years to learn. The differences in organs were not uniform. Some of the Japanese were able to sex 1.400 chicks an hour with in accuracy of 93 percent. It was 'ears before Americans equalled ihat record. Sexor teaching schools were set ap in Kent and Bellingham, Wash- Later Dr. Merely Jull. then U. S. Poultry Husbandman at Beltsville, took over the training. Sexors went to Japan for training and returned to set up their own school. A slow sexor turns out 100 chicks ife 15 minutes. -A fast -one does 100 it*, four minutes. The usual pay is one cent a chick. Graduates of the American sexor schools are finding work in the. United States. Cuba and Mexico. Most of them are affiliated with employment associations that place sexors. The American Scientist says the sexors have done well Their earnings have bought them breeding farms and hatcheries Award Winner HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured Lasker awafd ·winner. 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T. Pass 5 V Pass 5 N T. Pass 6 4 Pass 7 N. T. Pass Opening--V K !· Asked To Consider Facts Of Dairying Maryland dairymen have been asked to consider three present-, day facts about their industry: (1) A rapidly growing population Is increasing the number of customers for dairy prod-icts. (2 The demand for milk and dairy products already exceeds the supply, and (3 The number of dairy cows being sold for slaughter has been increasing. Extension dairyman, J. W. Pou at the University of Maryland, listed these facts and then suggested seven steps which dairymen can take to meet the situation. For a long-time p r o g r a m he urges them to raise more of their good heifer calves and breed all of their cows to only bulls of proven high production. For immediate steps he urged the use of temporary pastures, hay or siiage in addition to the regular pasture which will be supplying less and less feed during the coming weeks. Ee also recommended clipping of permanent pastures, providing of shade, and a complete fly control program. Plenty of cool clean water was listed as another special need during hot weather when cows may need as much as 80 per cent more than sormal. Tae specialist called attention to the use of improved dairy methods such as fast milking. He suggested ·washing the tidders to stimulate milk down. This should be accompanied by rapid milking with the machine: three and one half to four minutes being long enough for most cows. corn. in» rr MCA SERVICE, iic. T - sra u. s. P»T. OFT. B WILLIAM E. r.IcKEXNEY ' America's Card Authority Written for XEA Service So many businessmen play tour- I namcnt bridge today that it is not unusual to walk into a store or ' office and find an argument going on over the last evening's hands. Jon Sanford. who is associated with a haberdashery firm on New York's Fifth Avenue, is very pop, ular among tournament players. When the boys drop in to buy a new tie or shirt, they naturally get into a discussion of hands. In connection v.-ith today's hand. 'Sanford justified his seven no , trump bid by saying. "It was the j last hand of the game, and I knexv I1 had to get all the point's to win." ! However, at rubber bridge I do not think he was too optimistic. East made the natural opening of the king of hearts If the queen of hearts had been opened. Sanford thinks he would have been on the spot But when he saw the king of hearts, he felt sure he was Eoing to make the contract. He did not think that East, who was a very conservative player, would have made a vulnerable overcall of even one heart without at least the- king-queen of hearts and king of spades. Sanford won the king of hearts, then laid down four diamond tricks and six club tricks. This left him with the ace and queen of spades, and in dummy the six of spades and jack of hearts. Reasoning that East was down to the blank kinc of spades and king of hearts. Sanford led dummy's spade, went up with the ace. caught the Hnjr. and the queen of spades was good for the 13th trick. City Softball League Results Yesterday V. F. \V , 12. Coca Cola. 6 ' FELLOW COIN' TMATS JEFF. WE FORGOT I IN THE WATER HE'S KELPiN 1 AROUND HIS BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES VJWKSS K\\. WE M\\A4 f ^XKWSt.. I ROOM £GGS . rWiV.'t I 'c!K 1M ~W,t RED KYDER Danger Signs f- l'y\ NOT GOINS TO S AT JAKES PU*C£, iV=\ HOT TC3 S'.DE :« '^;jpSrV s -A-' NV - STAY ~ -·* FRECKLES AXD HIS FRIENDS Or Proud Persimmons DROP ABOUND OFTEM. FELUCWS! SOUFFLE' MEEDS THE EXERCISE ' We CAW CALL, rr CARES .ABOUT D.SN.F.ED UKE- AMD GtOOMV GRAPEFRUIT? CLUB OF OUR OWN 2 Game Monday Legion vs Dr. Pepper "Ton gotta admit the wife's a dynamic person--the minute she steps into a room she makes her presence felt:" But The Melo d*- Lingers On Farmer Got Half Of Every Food Dollar The nation's farmers got exactly half of every dollar spent for food during Slay, the Agriculture Department says. It was the lowest share for fann- ers in five years" The rest of the collar went into marketing costs, the department reports. The farmer's share of the food dollar has been between 51 and 55 cents every month since July. 1943 It began to decline from a 55-cent high last January, following the February break in farm prices The pre-war level of the fanners' share averaged 40 cents during 1335-"39 and reached a depression low of 29 cents in June. 1932 During the first five months of this year food marketing charges increased II percent. Standing Of The Teams 'A*. L. Pet. V. F. W 3 0 1.000 Dr. Pepper 2 1 667 Legion 1 1 .500 Coca Cola . . 0 4 .000 ONE BIG INNTXG Scoring nine runs in the fourth round on a pair of hits, six walks and two errors V. F. W. had little trouble defeating Coca Cola. 12 to 6. in a City Softball League fray in Baker Park Friday evening. Both teams played erratically, with the losers charged with five of the eight miscues The score: R. H. E V. F AY. 12 7 3 Coca Cola 6 5 5 Gross and Rice. Jordan. Maloney and \Vetzel. VIC FLINT End of the Chase KNOW VOO'JJE BEHIND TKEBt, PAULA, OlDGKl! AMD I'M CO,Vi!NG AFTER YOU / SCEEAM PLUSYO JUST STAND QUIET PLUG YOU/SO PKISCBLLA'S POP Safety In lumbers KITE FLYING CONTEST The all-playground kite flying contest was held at Staley Park on July 8 at 6 30 p m The winners were Largest kite. Stanley Bennett, smallest kite. Dorothy Carbaugh: most artistic kte. William Corbin- fastest ant highest kite. Stanley Bennett: sec ond kite to fly, Edward Ebei- third kite to fly. Danny Chesoy. All winners were from Staler Park Judges were William B. Bennett, Jr. Sam W. Maples. Jr. William Tyeryar. members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce ' OUR BOARDIXG HOUSE T - J i 3- TAGGED Baltimore. July 9 '3»; -- Police today followed a trail of price tags to Walter Rossboro's house. They charged the 35-year-old Negro and a companion. Mack Watts. 37, \vith stealing $50 worth ciothmg from a nearby store, .HANCOCK APPLE PROSPECT The second brood of cixiling i moths, bane of apple growers, are I beginning to hatch out in the Hancock apple belt. Dr. Castillo Graham, of the University of Maryland laboratories at Hancock, reported t While it will mean some additional spraying, the growers are not anticipating inuch trouble ir, controlling this pest The apple crop prospects in the j Hancock belt are about as follows j Winesap and Jonathans only 15 percent of a crop, the hght- !est of any of the varieties (these jtwo varieties were particularly I hard hit by the Aprjl freeze). 1 Grimes Golden. oO percent. Delici- ious. 20 percent. Yorks. 35 percent ·Golden Dehcious, 33 : = percent and Rornes. 25 percent SHORTAGE OF HELP Kager«:toivn July 9 :?*--B e n- H. Soihdav. farm labor placement officer of Western Mary( land, reported today that Mont- somery county farmers --e having a hard time setting nelp. * Soll.dav has just cor-.pleted a lour of the area Ke said the situation in the other western counties is satisfactory. But in Montgomery county, he reported, there :s so much construction \vork soing on and the uages offered are so high that farmers find it almost impossible to sign up hands. ! OTJT OtTR WAT EGAD, 5A5CM ' SJ COMH AS THH HERO !tS ACT HI / PAir^Tt COLIC HAS^)M\TT£NS US SOTtA £!·? M.S7AP. MASC^.THST E^TSACK Trie EVE Of- OU-2. VACATfOf^ /-----^XTU" R£ST OS 3liLf FRDVV MY VMlLL tX3 PDT "TM£ UTTLH T^ S'JMMH^ P^CXS^AM/-- tceS TOUCHES CMTHC/VT--SVNOJ FAN* MS SOPE DIQSCT House? VCSLL Bxv Vco r^-^-^r~^ AND NOW ^ \ r;^^, ? ^: -- ^^7; \ { LEADERS TO BE CITED i New York. July 9 ·?·--Xine CIO ! officials who refused to tell a | House subcommittee whether they j a r e Communists \vill be recommended for citations for contempt of Congress. Rep. Charles J. Kersten chairman of the House Education and Labor subcommittee, announced the action today at the end of three days of hearings. BENEFIT GAME The management of the Broad Run basebai! club has announced that this Sunday July 11, when Broad Run plas host to Thurmont \\ill be Tommy Fawley Day. All proceeds from the game will go to the stellar third baseman who sustained a broken leg in last Sunday's game with Myersville. TAX LIEX FILED A federal tax lien has been filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court here against Roscoe E Eyler. Emmitsburc Route i, in the amount of §11370. ASCOT TU= FIRST VN2i SEPTEMBER. SPAPFRf , AM' I \ =·£· YOU * TO MA'= ·UCH A F32FSCT UKSNESS SO HOSS \VONTT S A

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