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THE 3EMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Club Women Plan "Neighborhood Americanization"
WASHINGTON. The General Federation of Women's Clubs, with u mem
bership of 2,000,000, litis adopted an Aluerlcanlzntlon plan of work present
ed by Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman, ohnlrmnn of the conservation depart
ment. Mrs. Thomas O. Winter, second
women, teachers and members of other
organizations which will act In sympathy with the movement
Americanization conferences, Inviting all women's organizations In the
:ommunIty to send representatives, and including the lending women of each
.racial group, to advise on the needs and the methods of reaching the foreign
born woman In the home.
Community gatherings of foreign and Amerlcnn born at which the foreign
oorn shall show the gifts of their nations In music, art, food, the Industries,
etc, and the definite contribution these gifts can make to American life.
This may he elaborated through community singing and piigeantry.
Fostering of the handicraft of the foreign horn.
Organization of clubs of girls whose parents are foreign born.
Committees to visit the naturalization courts and observe the processes
af naturalization and to report such observations back to the clubs and to
the general federation division of Americanization.
Opening of public school buildings for day and night schools for training
raew citizens and furthering classes In Industrial plants.
Establfshment of bureaus of Information on naturalization In connection
with public schools.
Comparative study of naturalization laws in various states.
Use of public libraries as community centers.
Uncle Sam to Breed Horses for General Purposes
TUB United States Is to have n permanent supply of horses of the type most
useful for military as well as general nurnoso usace. The movement, which
Has the support of the remount service,
jrgnnlzatlon, and the bureau of animal
lusbaudry, Is along lines of demon
A board of 14, composed of gov
trnmentnl authorities and civilian ox
.perts, will prepare a program of breed
.ng operations. The remount service
will furnish the stallions to bo used
for service with selected mares of
jfarmers, stockmen, and others at c.
nominal fee. State universities, agri
cultural colleges, state granges, agri
cultural societies, county agents, prom
inent farmers, breeders and horsemen will all have a part In the work. It Is
considered that 300 stallions will eventually be necessnry to produce the
renulslte annual replacement of remounts
Tho plan hnd its Inception when"
shortage of military horses in the United States. The acquirement by pur
chase and through donations of tho Jockey club and gentlemen Interested in
racing of r0 head of thoroughbred sires followed. These were placed at the
federal remount depots In Montana, Oklahoma and VIrginln. Permanent
remount stations will now be established at a dozen places and the United
States will be divided Into live districts.
Two-Million United States School Garden Army
Tk KBATH In the house tho other day let light on one of the several feuds
Al between the interior and agricultural
tion of the interior department has enlisted tho '.'United States school garden
army," with 2,000,000 members. Tho
y j STfiOHC I
II I r v
department called the 'United States
sinny that includes tho 2,000.000 children
tary of agriculture in his letter to the
mentions these 2,000,000 children, must
States school garden army and not to
. "f do not think that this school-garden movement should come under the
department of agriculture. I believe It
tlon. It Is purely an educational matter. School gardening Is being taken
itito the curriculum of our schools today. We are spending $200,000 In the
bureau of education for this great work.
"Heports say the school garden
cation lias 2,000,000 children enrolled,
tlonul work with tho teachers, sending out lecturers and putting on pageants
throughout the country, and are really getting somewhere. It Is working In
cllies over 2,000 In population.
"I think it is time for this congress, wldch Is tnlklngnbout economy, to
co-ordlnato these different activities of school-garden movement under one
head In one department, and make one appropriation to take care of It In
Even-Month Calendar Would Prevent Date-Mixing
CONGRESS is to be asked to substitute a mllllon-ycar calendar for tho
present one. The Equal-Month Calendar association, with headquarters In
Minneapolis, Is pushing the movement. With the adoption of exactly four
weeks nor month, there will be days
enough pushed over from the present
reckoning for another month of 28
days, which It Is proposed to call Lib
erty and to Insert between Fcbruury
and March. There will also be a day
additional to make 305, and an extra
day every four years, as in leap year.
The now plan will take care of the
regular additional day by placing it
between December 2S and January 1,
unattached to any week or month, and
calling It New Year's day. Similar .
provision would bo made for Correction dny. as the leap year oxtra would bo
called, which would bo sandwiched between convenient dates, belonging to
no month and having no day name of Us own except Correction. Having thus
disposed of all possible days and extras, the calendar would be perpetual and
uniform through ull the years.
"The simplified calendar," argues Joseph U. Barnes, president, "could bo
adopted by congress to take effect tho first day of tho year 1022, and six
months under this simplified form would make us wonder why we put up so
long with the present form. Rvary month would hnvo exactly four weeks
and would commence with Monday and end with Sunday.
"There would be no more five Sundays In n month to upset all our calcu.
. 1 1 1 1 1
vice president, has been appointed di
rector of the Americanization work.
The federation will use "neighborhood
Americanization" methods. A Joint
publication, comprehending the sug
gestions of all the 11 departments,
wltl soon be put In tho hands of club
wthncn. The suggestions for work
which will be elaborated Involve:
Americanization Institutes for
practical . work, getting together club
is to be made a permanent
for one Held army.
it was demonstrated that there was a
departments. The bureau of educa
agricultural department is trying to
prevent the Interior department from
getting an appropriation to carry on
the work and Is endeavoring to gobble
up the whole urniy. Raker of Cali
fornia read a letter from Secretary
lloustou vof the agricultural depart-
"n assuming ownership of these
L'.OOO.OuO boys and girls.
Ihier of North Dakota got tho
iloor and said, among other things:
"The bureau of education nns a
school garden army." Now, this Is tho
as members, nnd I think the score
gentleman from California, when ho
refer to the children In the United
the agricultural department.
should be under the bureau of educa
army connected with the bureau of edu
and that they arc carrying on educa
- VHAT 00
pl 10U THINK
M? IDEA ?
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IN HOME GARDEN
Much Depends Upon Interest of
Gardener Being Maintained
WAGE FIGHT AGAKiST PESTS
Man Must Make Continuous Fight
From Start, Never Shirking Duty
and Keeping Everlastingly on
Job Easy to Mil 'Weeds.
(Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The ultimate success of a home gar
den depends lnrgely upon the Inter
est of the gardener being maintained
throughout the season. Many persons
have gotten the Idea that, when Uie
garden Is plnnted and cultivated two
or three times their work has ended,
and as a result the garden soon goes
to weeds or Is destroyed by Insects and
diseases. The successful gardener, de
clare the specialists of the United
States Department of Agriculture, Is
the oue who wages a continuous light
against the enemies of the garden
from the very start, never shirking his
duty and being everlastingly on tho
A crop of weeds can be destroyed In
a few moments by means of a steel
rake or a hoc, If it Is used when the
weeds nre Just coming through the
ground. If allowed to remain, the
weeds become firmly rooted nnd a
thorough renovation of the garden Is
necessnry to rid It of them.
Seem Innocent, but They're Not.
A few old-fashioned hardshell potato
bugs may not appear to do any great
harm, but tho crop of soft-shelled bee
tles they produce will eat the leaves
from the potato vines almost before
you know they are prosent. A few
spores of some mildew or other dis
ease may not do any great amount of
damage, but If tho weather Is favor
able for the spread of tho disease, It
will soon cause the loss of the entire
Tho old ndago of "A stitch In time,
saves nine" applies with double force
to the caro of tho garden. Keep up
Interest In the garden and make suc
cessive plantings of various crops, so
that a continuous supply of vegetables
may be provided for the table. There
Is nothing gained by having tho land
lie Idle, and it is easier to keep It clean
If there Is a paying crop upon It.
"Seedy" Gardens Show Neglect.
Too often gurdens with a "seedy"
appearance are seen In the middle of
the summer. Tlie brush on which the
peas were grown or the wire trellis on
which they wero trained Is left with
the remains of tho crop upon It, and
general unslghtliness rules the entire
plot. It is a llttlo more trouble to keep
things neat and attractive, but It pays
In the long run; and If you as a gar
dener want to maintain a reputation
IS.-'. ' f
;k 'fit-y-, r ---v
Keep the Garden Growing Through
for a good garden, the necessary atten
tion will have to be given to Its neat
ness and general appearance.
In sections where the weather he
roines extremely hot In summer and
It Is not possible to keep garden crops
growing, the land should he cleaned,
replowed and kept stirred from time to
time until conditions aro suitable for
the planting of fall vegetables. Under
onllnnry conditions It Is best to have
some crop growing on the soil, und If
tho period between tho early spring
vegetables and the fall vegetables Is
sullklent, a crop of cowpens should
be grown upon the garden land. This
will shndo the soil and prevent the
sun burning tho organic matter out of
It, and at tho same time will actually
add fertility to the soil.
PARTIAL SHADE FOR BERRIES
This Sometimes Can Be Provided by
Planting Between Fruit Trees
Currants and gooseberries commonly
Jo better, especially In tho southern
limits- of their rnnge, If grown where
there Is pnrtlal shade. This sometimes
ntn be provided by planting them be
tween fruit trees. Raspberries anil
blackberries are sometimes planted be
tween trees; but the practice Is not
advisable unless tho soli la naturally
uolst and fertile.
TO SEED POTATOES
Every Grower Should Remove
Plants Not True to Variety.
Progressive Farmers Favor Home-Gotd
Plot Plan, Which Is Simpler nd
Inexpensive Method of im
proving Quality of Seed.
(Prfpared by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
To hold the cost of potato production
at n reasonable figure, department of
ngnniitu.ro olllclals ndvocnto that
grenter attention be given by growers,
especially In the northern stntes, to
th"o production of their seed stock.
Tlu believe that every grower would
derive benefits from giving special at
tention to the removal of all plants ot
true to variety, as well as all dis
eased, weak, or abnormal plnnts from
a sutllclent number of rows In his flohl
to provide an amnio supply from tho
remaining plants to" plant tho acreage
desired the following year.
I'"r example: If tho custom Is to
Digging Potatoes on Colorado Ranch.
plant 20 acres to potatoes, It would bo
necessary, to obtain an ample seed
stock, to weed undesirable plants from
at least two acres. Time required for
this work would be comparatively lit
tle. If a largo percentage of off-typo or
diseased plants are found to exist In a
field, tubers from It should not bo re
tained for seed purposes unless n bet
ter source of seed supply Is not nvnll
able. In that case most careful and
pnlustuklng rogulng to eliminate, so
far as practicable, all mixtures nnd
all diseased plants should be con
ducted. It will tnko a larger acreage
to supply the necessnry seed than will
be the case whore the stock is relative
ly pure and disease-free.
All progressive growers will favor
tho home-seed plot plnn, which they
sny Is n "simple and comparatively In
expensive method of Improving tho
quality of the seed stock," and will
materially assist In Increasing tho acre
yield of the crop, thereby lessening
KEEPING HARNESS IN REPAIR
Tools and Facilities Are Comparatively
Inexpensive and Simple Special
'Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment ot ARrlcidturo.)
The tools and fncllltles required for
looping hnrness In rcpnlr are coinpnra-
l mely simple and Inexpensive. A con
i v'lorable portion of the repair work on
imrncsiTcnn he performed by the nld of
I tools required for other purposes, hut
there are a few special devices that
l n ro desirable.
LIME IMPROVES MANY CBOPS
Application Will Benefit Timothy,
Oats, Wheat, Barley, 'Clovers and
I Garden Truck.
Lime Injures none of our common
'rops, but It appears to do no good
'irectly to corn, millet, rye, enrrots,
t iickwheat or potatoes. But lime Im
proves timothy, tmts, wheat, barley,
pas, cabbage, onions, beets, cucum
bers, clovers nnd alfalfa.
CUTWORM COWARDLY RASCAL
Rarely Does Any Damage In Daylight,
Waiting Until Night and Destroys
i Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The common cutworm Is a cowardly
rascal and rarely docs his work In day
light when folks can see him. Ho
matches nnd waits until tho gnrdener
l as planled his cabbage, tomato or
pepper plants, then sneaks out In tho
night and destroys tho plants.
TO RENOVATE OLD ORCHARDS
May Be Brought Back to Their For
mer Productive State In Threo
Years If Vigor Justifies.
Neglected and unfruitful orchards
may bo rcnovnted and brought back
to their former productive stnto In
three years If tho ago and vigor of
tho trees Justify their renovation In
the first place.
To Increase Hay Yield.
Farm manure npplled as a top-dressing
to pasture or meadow Is an Impor
tant factor In Increasing tho hay yield.
Put Cultivators In 8hed,
Do not leave tho cultivators on the
turn-row exposed to sup, rrln, elc,
CHANGE IDEAS ON HIGHWAYS
Non-Motoring Public No Longer Re
gards Good Roads as Speedways
for Fortunato Neighbors.
Tho public's conception of "good
rouds" has undergone a radical change
In tho last two years.
Prior to the entry of the United
States Into the world war, tho non
motoring American public, more often
thun not, thought good roads were ad
vocated chiefly for the benefit of their
more fortunate neighbors who owned
und drove their own motor cars,
writes E. A. Williams, Jr., president
of a largo motor truck company. They
wore Inclined to regard good roads
laws as class legislation and wero un
willing for tho most part to lend either
Hnnnclnl or moral support to- tho con
struction nnd upkeep of something
from which they derived no direct
benefits o far as they could see.
Tho war moroly hastened what
lenders of tho Industry had foreseen
for several years ; It furnished the Bet
ting nnd the conditions which enabled
the truck to establish Itself as n fac
tor In tho economic life of the coun
try. Tho non-motoring public no longer
looks upon good roads as "speedways'!
for the motoring "nrlstocrncy." It has
come to realize that motor trucks
are essential as transportation fnctors,
and that good roads are necessary to
the elllclent operation of trucks. Its
vision has been broadened; It sees the
advantages and benefits which nccruc
from a combination of those factors
benefits which have n direct boarlng
upon the economic conditions of the
It sees the farm brought, ono might
say, to the very table of the consumer ;
It sees nn ultimate decrease In food
prices; and, those who pause to con
sider the matter further, see the ever
expanding rango of possibilities of the
Iruck and Its nlly, good roads.
With tho universal recognition and
adoption of the motor truck tho pub
lic's conception of how roads should
be built also has undergone u change
Ileretdforo there has been a vast dif
ference between the avcrngo mnn'i
Idea of good roads and that of the
experienced engineer. The nvcrngc
man was content to build for tho pres
ent; tho engineer, us a result of past
snd not altogether patlsfactory exper
Motor Truck Carrying Big Load Over
Icnce, knows und has Known the Im
portance of building for the future
as well as tho present
The first thing a railroad does aftet
obtaining a right-of-way, as everyone
knows, Is to build a roadbed und lay
tracks. That roadbed Is put In to
stuy. The track, which corresponds
to the surface of Mie hlghwuy, Is built
of the most substantial and practical
material to be had.
Tho railroad olllclals, however, do
not expect this roadbed and track to
last forever without attention. Long
ugo they learned that the only way
to assure safety and durability Is to
anticipate depreciation and mako con
That Is just what we aro coming to
In road building. For years It has been
customary tfor douuty engineers to
direct such operations but for the
most ilnrt tholr work has been ham
pered by lack of funds, und Innde
quate force or by limited legislation
and more or less red tape. Thero nre
eotno states In which farmers nre still
working out their road tax by the day,
hauling gravel or stone In a more or
less haphazard fashion for tho con
structlon of roads; upon their efforts
and those of u limited force of hired
workers depends tho maintenance of
tho community's highways.
FIND WORK FOR EX-SOLDIERS
Eleven States Plan Vital Highway Im
provements This Summer
Thousands of soldiers coming back
to civil llfo with a preference for
outdoor work will find employment In
building highways In their home,
states. Reports from state highway
departments of eleven stntes say thut
lfi,!50() men will he employed on tholr
rouds this year and that soldiers will
e given the preference.
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much about what
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others, I tried it
and was cured. I
am no longer ner
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and in excellent
health. I beliovo tho Compound will
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