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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1918)
RED OLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
TO HELP YOU
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Suit of Jersey for Summer
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HOW TG TELL WHEN VEGETABLES
ARE READY FOR USE ON TABLE
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Vegetables Like These, Grown in the Summer and Stored Until Needed, Vary
Such vegetables us lenf lettuce, knle,
Hplnncli, parsley, chnrd, turnip, mus
tard, and nny other used ns n green or
enlnd may be gathered ns soon ns
large enough to pay for the gathering.
It Is nn excellent plnn to make a prac
tice of thinning these crops nnd using
the plants removed as greens or for
other purposes. Chard must be used
while young ns It soon pnsses its best
Btnge. Kale should be used while rel
ntlvely young, ns when young it Is of
much better quality than when allowed
to become Inrgc. It Is a far better
plan to mnko frequent successive
plantings of the foliage crops so ns to
have n supply of tender, succulent
greens or salad mnterlnl continually
Globe artichokes nro ready for use
as soon as the bur Is formed and must
be gathered before the blossoms ap
pear. The bur Is the bud of the flower
and Is used In the tame way as turnips
Jerusalem nrtichokes are used In the
same way ns potatoes. They are ready
for use In the autumn nnd may remain
In the ground until needed.
Asparagus Is ready for use as soon
ns the young shoots are three or four
Inches long. If allowed to grow too
long the shoots will become tough and
Beans (snap) are ready for use as
soon as the bean Is nbout half formed.
In the strlngless varieties the pods
may be allowed to remain on the plant I
n llttlo longer thnn the other sorts, but '
in every caso they should be gathered
while young nnd tender. Lima beans j
should be gathered as soon as the pods
are well filled out, but before the pods
begin to turn yellow. They should be
gathered while the beans themselves
ntlll have n fresh, green appearance.
After the beans become white they
nro past their prime.
Beets should be used while young
nnd tender. Tho beets may bo thinned
ns soon ns they nre two or three Inches
tull und the ones that are removed can
be used In greens. The entire crop
should be used before they nro more
than two Inches In diameter. Succes
slvo plantings at Intervals of two
weeks nre advisable so that n supply
of tender beets will nlwnys be avail
Brussels sprouts nro rendy for use
ns soon as the heads oro well formed
and begin to crowd each other.
Cabbage Is rendy for use as soon us
tho heads nro well formed und well
blanched In the Interior.
Chlncso cabbage is ready for uso as
soon as well blanched.
Carrots may be used as soon ns they
reach n size to Justify pulling them.
Many gnrdeners follow the practice of
thinning tho carrots and using thoso
removed ns vegetables or In soups.
They may bo growil as nn all-season
crop or ns n late crop following some
thing else. Size Is not important, hut
yery large ones are Inclined to be
tough nnd pithy.
Cauliflower is ready for use ns soon
08 the blenched heads nro well filled
out with tho mnsses of globular mate
rial which If allowed to develop would
form seed. It is Important that It be
cut before tho heads become old.
Celery Is ready for uso ns soon as it
reaches a good size and Is blanched.
It may bo used green for stews, soups,
Collards may be used ns soon ns the
Josette of leaves which forms the heud
i developed nnd blanched.
Sweet corn should not bo pulled un
til tho ears aro well filled out. This
la nbout tho time tho silk begins to
flic. When tho milk becomes doughy
Uio corn is too old for tnblo use.
Cucumbers aro ready for uso when
ever largo enough, and before they
have begun to turn yellow.
Eggplants may bo used at any time
after tho fruit Is large enough to Jus
tify picking. It should not bo allowed
5o remain on tho bashes too long or
lecay will sot In.
Endive should ho used ns soon as
blanched. Blanching mny Me accom
plished by tying the leaves together
as soon ns the plants are well grown.
Kohl-rnbl must bo used while ten
der. This may easily be determined
by cutting the thickened stem which
constitutes tho edible portion. If
tough and stringy, it Is too old.
Muskmelons. Color, size nnd gener
al appearance serve ns guides in tell
ing when they are ready to pick. They
should not be allowed to remain on
the vines until dead ripe, as they aro
past their prime when fully ripened.
Watermelons. IMpeness is deter
mined by sound, and by tho general
appearance. A ripe melon when struck
with tho hand gives a dull sound,
which Is reudlly recognized after a
Okrn should be gathered while the
pods oro very young nnd tender and
while the seeds nro still soft.
Onions mny be pulled and used as
bunch onions when the bulbs are from
n quarter to n half Inch in diameter.
If for boiled onions the bulbs may be
Parsnips are not used until Into In
tho nututnn when the ground Is froz
en. Freezing Improves their flavor; In
fact, It is not considered advisable to
uso them as n summer vegetable. Slzo
Is of small Importance, but thoso from
1 to 2 Inches In diameter are consid
Pens are ready for picking as soon
ns the pods nre well filled nnd whllo
the pens aro still green, yet before ei
ther the peas become hard or the pods
whitish or yellowish. Peas should
not be go'thered when too young, nnd
If too old will be of poor qunllty.
I'eppers may bo gathered at any
time until they begin to turn red. For
some purposes they nre allowed to ri
pen, but usually are picked green.
Early potatoes mny bo used at any
tlmo during their growth. An0'd
tlme rule Is to begin digging fnera
when they have reached the size of n
hen's egg. It Is advisable to begin us
ing them when they havo renched thin
size, digging tho supply from day to
day as needed, allowing the bulk of
the crop to grow until needed or until
they mature. Late potatoes should
be allowed to grow until the vines die
or are killed by frost.
Sweet potntoes nre of poor qunllty
unless allowed to reach maturity. Tho
simplest test Is to break one of tho po
tatoes. If drops of water collect on
tho broken surface the crop Is not ma
ture. This crop grown until frost
kills tho vines, but It Is permissible to
use them quite n whllo before the
end of 'the growing senson.
Bndlshes may be used as soon o
largo enough. A common practice Is
to begin thinning them ns soon ns large
enough. They should all bo used whllo
young nnd tender.
Salsify Is grown and handled In the
sumo way as parsnips nnd tho same
rules may bo followed In Its use.
Summer squashes nre rendy for use
as soon as large enough. They, how
ever, should not Iw picked when verj
small, as when young they nro water:'
and of poor quality. As soon ns thi
shell hardens they nro too old for tt
Wiiv squashes should be allowed
to grow until the vines die or until
frost kills them, but tho squnshes
should be stored before being frosted.
Tomatoes should be picked when ful
ly ripe, but should not bo allowed to
remain on tho vines until soft. It Is
not a good prnctlce to pick them whllo
partly ripe, as the flavor Is Injured by
Turnips for greens-may ho used as
soon as tho foliage is largo enough to
Justify picking; If for -the roots, when
tho roots aro from V to 2 Inches In
dlumtter. When planted as n lato
summer crop for roots for storngo,
they should bo nllowed to grow until
hard freezing occurs. Those from 2 to
8 Inches In diameter nro best. Larger
ones may be used for stock feed.
Sometimes we see n suit or dress
Oilch has been presented by Its design
ir without any attempt to depart from
mod, ncceptcd standards of style In Its
ionstructlon. The charm of such a do
ilgn lies In other things thnn original
ty or startling novelty. It Is embodied
In tho best use of nil tho moans at
tand to make n perfect gnrment of Its
kind. A lovely example of this con
lorvatlvo and elegant designing Is
Ihown In the suit of embroidered Jcr
ley made for wear In midsummer
pictured here. It Is In French gray
Kith embroidery in white nnd will
jlcnso every discerning womnn.
Thoro Is nothing to sny of its design
lhat Is not told by tho picture. Tho
iklrt and coat nro both cut on the
llmplest lines nnd embellished with u
wldo band of embroidery. The belt,
f tho material, Is narrower than Is
isual In this season's suits and tlnlshed
vlth u small, prim how at the front
ind tho fastening of the coat at the
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Ono sot of ingredients that havo been
used with great success for children's
ummor frocks Includes vollo, wnsh
satin, colored embroidery silks for
fancy stitching, and llttlo crochet but
tons. Thoy havo been put together In
many ways In frocks for llttlo girlB
from three to cloven or twelvo years
old. Distribute a set to each of n half
dozen designers, or designing mothers,
and tho result will bo nnother half'
dozen fetching llttlo dresses, each
worked out according to tho ago of thb
llttlo ono who is to wear it and tho
fancy of its maker. A coatee, or Jack
et offect, la likely to mnko its appear
anco among them.
Anywhere, from tho tlmo sho stops
beyond tho limit of babyhood until sho
la about to enter tho flapper stajce,
coatoo dresses aro among tho prized
possessions of tho llttlo girl. Hero in
one of them for a llttlo miss of cloven,
made of tho before-mentioned set of
ingredients. If any ono is nblo to com
blno them In bottor proportion, to bet
tor or as good effect, let her send In
her reclpo for tho benefit of a waiting
multltudo of mothers.
This llttlo frock Is of whlto vollo
with fancy stitching nnd smocking In
blue. Blue wash satin Is used for tho
bust and waistline Is managed clever
ly. It Is a formal suit to be developed
In olthiT silk or wool Jersey with sill)
hn lug ft rtuln advantages. The skirt
worn with a pretty blouse ol
georgette crepe In the same color
makes a semldress costume equal tc
any !'tilremct, In war times, und tht
coat will do service with any frock Id
place of a handsome sweater cont. Hi
collar Is partly white. In tho fashion
of stain t new sweaters and swot-Jot,
coats, and Its color makes It look well'
with iiii frock.
For patriotic reasons many women
will not buy. wool. In this suit silk Is
not offered ns it substltuto for wool,
but as a more appropriate material
for the character of tho suit. A gay
parasol, made of flowered chiffon, Is lu
keeping with It and correspondingly
dres. footwenr Is prolded for It In
blnck kid pumps and gray silk stock
ings. No other material would do Just
as well as Jersey for this suit.
collar nnd cults and for tho narrow
belt, und tiny whlto crochet buttoni
finish them off. Smocking takes can
of tho fullness of tho frock at tht
front and provides, nt tho same tlmo,
a decoration that outlines the Jnckoi
rvather stitching appears at tho top
of the hem and at flio neck nnd acrost
the smocked front of tho dress. Tin
sleeves nro three-quarter length. Foi
a tiny girl of four to nix or seven yenri
tho blue satin may bo left out nnC
nlo used for belt, collar und cuffs
outlined with lenther stitching It
Whlto llslo stockings nnd low black
slippers aro appropriately worn with
this attractlvo llttlo dress.. It Is dur
ahlo and Inexpensive and tt Is not at
all difficult to make. All these ar
good points that will recommend It tc
Dark-colored silk sweaters aro lb
many Instances brightened by grouped
stripes of gay and pleasantly contrast
If Swift & Company
Made No Profit
Tlie cattle raiser would receive only
Yq cent a pound more for his cattle
So small is Swift & Company's
profit on any single transaction
that if it were turned over to the
cattle raisers of the country, they
would receive only Vs cent a
pound more for cattle than they
Swift & Company pays for live cattle
nbout 90 of the amount received for
dressed meat and by-products. The
remaining 1095 pays for pneking-house
expense, freight to market, operation
of distributing houses and profit. Swift
& Company's actual figures per head
for 1917 on over two million cattle
were as follows:
This net profit of $1.29 per head
averages '8 cent a pound live weight.
And out of this small net profit divi
dends must be paid to shareholders.
Year Book of interesting and
instructive facts sent on request.
Address Swift & Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company, U.S.A.
Riches In England.
In munition centers In Knglnud
ulioro there lins been Midi a mnrkcil
incroiiHo In wages since tho henlniilnB
of tho war, the demand for heennd
hand pianos Is so great that second
hand Imlty grand iilanos sell rcndlly at
$510, and old second-hand upright
grand pianos thnt wore formerly sold
now at nbout ?lliO now bring ?li50.
Unfortunately, restrictions forbid tho
Importation of hccomMuind plntnTa Into
England from tho United States.
We Think So.
She Oh, for tho days when knights
Hl What's the mntter ain't men
bold enough theso days?
Smile, smile, beautiful clear -white
clothes. Ilcrf Cross Hall Hlue, American
made, therefore best. All grocers. Adv.
A woman never forgets her llrst love
nor forgles hei.self If bhe marries
f.irmprA facnre9 of them from the U.
single crop. Such an opportunity for
is worth investigation.
" Canada extends to you a hearty invitation to settle on her '.
Free Homestead Lands of 160 Acres Each
or secure some of the low priced lands in Manitoba, Saskatchewa or
Alberta. Think what you can make with wheat at $2 a baakel and land so
easy to Ret. wondertui yieios oieo 01 uiu, uaricy turn
Flax. Mixed fanning end cattle raising.
The climate is healthful and agreeable; railway fa-
oltWtta Mrollont' anni crhnnla nnd churches convenient.
W.H. inr t!toi"ittrj anri nnHtrntnm BRtnrrritired rnllwav
rates to Supt Immigration, Ottawa, Canada, or to
W. V. BENNETT
Room 4, Dee Bldfl., Omaha. Neb,
Canadian Government Agent
"Knos Uiibblehook Is tho most con
sclent lous gent In town," related tho
landlord of tho I'etunin tavern. "Tho
other evening the fellers here In tho
ofllre were telling funny stories, and
Kuos got off one about a drunken mini
meeting a ghost, lie strung tho yarn
out quite a distance, nnd then, after ho
lin 1 got through and we had all laughed
politely, he recollected thnt a drunken
man alas sa.s 'I lie!' And so, as ho
wanted to be perfectly accurate, he told
tho whole story over again, putting In
the mining hiccoughs nt the proper In
tervals. I sometimes think that with
n little different education Kirns would
have made a (Irst-class German spy."
Kansns CHy Star.
Another Mrs. Malaprop.
"Is Mie clever?" "Sho can sit at tho
jilnno for hours and compromise her
A man Is always telling his wife
that his household c,penes are higher
than any other man's lu town.
Western Canada you can buy at from
$1S to $30 per acre good farm land that will raise
20 to 45 bushels to the acre of $2 wheat its
easv to ficure the Drofits. Many Western Canadian
S.) have oaid for their land from a
100 profit on labor and investment
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