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    THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1921.
Wallace Tells of
Need for Better
Market Service
Secretary of Agriculture De
scribes Work of Depart
ment and Aim of Ex
tending Activities.
"' Henry C Wallace, Iowa man, and
secretary of agriculture, gives some
interesting information on the needs
of the farmers for more reliable and
specific marketing information, in an
article in the Market Reporter, pub
lished by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture for April 30. In
this article Mr. Wallace points out
the need for detailed information on
prices and market conditions and
gives some of the aims of the depart
ment of agriculture in the future.
The article is as follows:
The work of the department of
agriculture in helping the farmer
solve his marketing problem doe
not stop when he has been shown
the best forms of organization? for
marketing farm products. These
marketing organizations need infor
mation with regard to market condi
tions. In the case of perishable
products such as fruits and vege
tables, they need daily information
from the principal markets in order
to know how 'freely to ship so that
there may be an adequate supply
evenly distributed instead of gluts
in some markets and a scarcity in
others. ; .
Should Know Market Conditions.
Information is needed, also, with
regard to the less perishable prod
ucts, even with regard to such prod
ucts as wheat and wool, which are
rccognizfd as commodities having a
market that is- world-wide and bring
American farmers into competition
with the farmers wha are porducing
these products in the southern
hemisphere and in Europe and Asia.
If farmers are td act intelligently in
producing and selling these products,
it is very, important that they have
information with regard to the con
ditons of production and the supply
available in all of these competing
countries. '
They need, also, to be -kept in
formed as to the rate of consumption
of the various farm products in dif
ferent parts of the world. The de
partment of agriculture should fur
nish this information, both as to sup
ply and demand. This information
is important to farmers, not simply
at the time when the products are
ready for the market," but when the
farmers are deciding what to produce.-
And it is equally important
to the consuming public which needs
a continuing supply at reasonable
prices. -
It is coming to be recognized that
greater efficiency in getting the pro
duct from the farmer to the con
sumer is only one phase of the mar
keting problem and- the problem of
a fair price to the farmer. I believe
it is coming to be recognized that
if prices are to be satisfactory there
must be a right adjustment of pro
duction to .marketing conditions.
This infprmation, then, .'relating -to
the world's production1 and consump
tion which the department of agri
culture "should make available, is
especially useful and necessary in
aiding farmers to decide what to
produce and what not. to produce, or
in what quantities given commodities
-should be produced in order that they
mav be an adequate supply, but not
a destructive glut, which inevitably
n-arts imnn nroduction 'in a restric
tive way that is usually harmful to
both producer and consumer.
Should Investigate Costs.
And in its studies of the market
in nf farm- rrnns the deoartment
may very properly go a' step further. J
Jt snouia maKe inuruugu iinjuuy in
to the costs of marketing at every
stage from the time the crops leave
the farm until' they reach' the con
sumer. It should turn on the light.
If there are points along the way at
which there is unnecessary waste,
that should be made known.' If there
are men along the way who are
taking too much toll for the service
thev render, that ajso should be
made known. A plentiful supply of
food at prices which are just to both
producer and consumer is vital to
n,.r n'stinnal welfare and it is a DrO-
pcr function of the government to
do what it can to insure it. inac
curate estimate of the fair cost of
marketing the products of our farms
is a necessary preliminary to any
real improvement in our marketing
Only in the light of such know
ledge can farmers determine wnai
changes should be made and what
part they should have in them. There
has been too much guesswork in this
matter o marketing: Jany organ
izations have been formed when
there was no need for them, and
their failures have discouraged the
formation of other organizations
which were needed.
Purpose ef Cost Studies. '
Such inquiry as the department may
make into this matter of marketing
costs should be with the sole pur
pose of getting at and making known
the facts, in order that improvements
may be made and costs lessened,
whether by existing agencies or by
others which may follow them. Its
marketing experts should approach
such studies in exactly the same
spirit that its scientific experts pur
sue their, search for scientific truth.
They must be free ,from precon
ceived notions and their inquiries
should have nothing of the nature of
persecuting investigations.
I have tried to make clear that the
market news service of the depart
ment is glad to render help la organ
izations of farmers, co-operative or
otherwise. Let me make it equally
clear that the same sort of service
will be rendered with the same good
will to everyone who has ' anything
to do with marketing our crops and
who. is striving to improve his
marketing methods. It is the pur
. pose of the department to do every
thing it can to improve our market
ing system, to the end that both
producer and consumer may receive
better service at less cost, and its
services arc available to everyone
who is interested in this matter.
" Bargains 'of all kinds in Bee
Want Ads. "
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News of Special Interest to Nebraska and Iowa Farmers
Out of the jungles of South Africa
many years ago came the gladiolus,
with its tender sword-shaped leaves,
to fight its way into its proper posi
tion in the flower knigdoni. It was
half starved, tattered and torn for
want of culture when it came from
its home in the cape region. In spite
of its condition, botanists recognized
its kingly characteristics and the pos
sibilities of giving it a prominent
place among the other royal families
of flowers.
In America today the gladiolus is a
supreme ruler in flowerdom and
bears the distinction of being the
only flower that is able to exhibit
all colors of the rainbow.
Are Easily Grown.
The grower does not have to wait
a year for the plants to bloom.
Bulbs planted this spring will bloom
this summer. In most cases the blos
soms come out within about three
months after the bulbs are planted.
They will stay in bloom for at least
eight weeks and frequently longer,
depending on how early they are
planted. Plants that are started
early often begin to bloom 'about
the middle of June and continue to
bloom until the frost kills the if.
The gladiolus is not only easy
to grow, but will do well in almost
any kind of soil, while the plants
seem to be partial to sandy loam.
The principal requirment is plenty
of sunshine throughout the entire
day. Shrubbery furnishes an espe
cially good background for the gla
diolus. When the planting is done
in front of the shrubs there is plenty
of contrast for the flowers when
they arc in full bloom.
The space left between each bulb
depends upon the size of the bulb.
The average distance in beds is
about three inches in the row, leav
ing just enough room between the
rows for hoeing. A simple way to
plant the bulbs is to open up a fur
row deep enough that the bulbs
may be covered with four or five
inches of dirt. If planted shallow
the plants bend over easily, often
exposing the bulbs to the sun. Sonte
cover them about two inches deep
Farmers of Nebraska
Deeply Interested in
Legislation on Wool
With. approximately 200,000
pounds of wool in the state pool
or on consignment and the total
clip coming on, the farmers of Ne
braska are watching with interest
national legislation which will affect
the wool industry, according to H.
D. Lute, secretary of the State Farm
bureau. The wool market has been
lifeless for months and the farm
ers can only secure relief through
protective measures, he pointed out.
Congressman Burton L. French
of Idaho has again introduced the
bill, which during the last session
of congress became popularly known
as the Truth-in-rabric bill. The pur-'
pose of the bill is to prevent de-'
ceit and unfair prices resulting from
unrevealed presence ot substitutes
for virgin wool in woven fabric pur
porting to contain wool and in ar
ticles made therefrom. "
In introducing a bill providing
for an embargo on wool tops, wool
wastes and wool on the pelts, Sena
tor Reed Smoot pointed out that the
domestic wool market has been hard
hit by exceedingly heavy imports
during the last few weeks. During
the week ending April 16, approxi
mately 15,000,000 pounds of wool in
the grease? 800,000 pounds of scoured,
wool and 7,600 pounds pi mohair
were imported into this country. A
majority of the imp6rtations were
Argentine wool,' indicating lowtr
grades. .
Demand for Draft Horses
Stimulating Breeding
The dc'mand for draft horses is
stimulating .breeding this spring, ac
cording to the state college of agri
culture. Good drafters weighing 1,
500 pounds or more are finding a
ready market, both in the country
and in the cities. The eastern mar
kets are bidding up for better quali
ty of draft animals. " The medium
weight horses of not too good quali-
Dog Hill Paragrafs
' By George Bingham
Frisby Hancock lias put a tin roof
en his stable and now his mule can
tell when it is raining.
The Tickville town marshal has
received a post card which announces
that there is a reward of $1,000 for
a bank robber m New York, and he
shadowed a mysterious stranger all
dav vesterdav. but irave nn the case
fate in the evening when he found
the man was nothing but an innocent
millinery drummer.
The posimast;r laid his pipe down
somewhere yesterday, and though he
has looked all ever the place, he has
been unable to get a scent of it. Raz
Barlow says a right good fortune
teller could do well here.
(Copyright, 1M1, Georgs ilatthsw Adams.)
5? ' i Nm
Easily Grown
Gladiolus Spike.
at first and rake in mm c. dirt as
the plants grow.
From the time bulbs arc planted
until the end of the blooming sea
son the ground must be cultivated
frequently. It is probably best to
have the rows a foot or more apart
where he gladiolus is being planted
for cut flowers.
Always plant the bulbs right side
up. For a succession of bloom where
plenty of spaca is available the bulbs
should be set from time to time un
til about July 1., Begin planting as
soon as it is warm enough to work
outdoors, and set out more bulbs
about every two weeks. Bulbs that
are sprouting should be planted first.
After the plants come up the
ground must be kept free from
Huge Decrease in
Prices Shown Since,
Year Ago This Month
The following table shows the aver
age price received by Nebraska farm
ers on May 1, as compared to the
average price jf( a year ago and the
May 1, May 1, P'cent
Hogs : . ,
Beef cattls
Veal calves .....
Hr.eep ,
Lambs - ,
Milch cows ..,
Milk, wholesale
1921 1920, De'se.
. T.0 .12.80 45
- 6.30. 10.30 40
7.03 11.60 39
, 4 92 12.60 1
. 7.6S 1T.20 .66
67.00 96.70 SI.
93.01) 118.(10 31
, .37 .38 3
. 41 .51 20
, .17 .43 60
. 3.35 4 SO 32
1.93 - 4.00 S3
, 9.50 17.00 44
1.75 15.30 45
. 9.00 16.40 51
7.75 14.30 47
10.46 32.50 84
. .1 .34 47-
.20 .26 23
1.10 ' 2.26 52
.37 1.37 73
.28 .SI 66
.45 1.06 , 63
, .93 1.31 29
.60 3.00 80
Milk, retail 41
Wool, unwashed
Beans, dry
Timothy hay ...
Clover hay ...
Alfalfa Hay ...
pralria hay ...
Alfalfa seed ...
All wheat
Corn ..........
ty are finding a slow sale, especially
in the east.
There are indications that medium
weight horses of good quality will
bring good mdriey in, the future for
farm purposes. The tendency of
farmers to return to more extensive
use of horses will, in all probability,
send up the price. The general
horse shortage, together with the
tendency to use more horses, has
opened up a good ma rife t for the
better quality animals. '
There ,1s considerable excitement
among pcjultrymen over the proposed
addition to the "Standard of Perfec
tion," which will admit capons. The
"Standard of Perfection" is the book
published by the American Poultry
association which pictures and de
scribes the perfect fowls of all breeds
and varieties' that are recognized as
purebreds. George Benoy of Cedar
Vale, Kan., known throughout the
world of poultrydom as the "Capon
King," is the author of this amend
ment to the Standard. The subject
was discussed in detail at the last
meeting of the American Poultry as
sociation and will be passed on at the
next meeting at Seattle, Wa$h., in
August If capons are admitted to the
Standard, poultry shows will then
carry capon classes for all varieties
exhibited, and no doubt a large fol
lowing of capons will spring up for
show -competition. This should be a
boost to the industry. Aside from
this, science is required to produce a
fancy capon just as it is required to
produce the perfect specimen in cock,
cockerel, hen or pullet, so there can
be no objection on that score. All
in all, the idea is unquestionably a
good one, and broad-minded poultry
raisers should rally to' the support
of Mr. Beuoy and urge the accept
ance of his amendment. Time enough
to throw it out if it is found that it
doesn't work.
In the feeding of early hatched pul
lets, some experts cling to a set and
fast rule of one-half as much mash
as grain per day. While this plan
has worked out satisfactorily, yet it
is believed by a large number that
the growing stock should be allowed
to consume as much mash teed as
they will eat. I believe the better
plan is the latter and that ultimate
results will be better if the fowls are
fed dry mash rather than wet mash.
Start right by accustoming chicks to
dry feeding and you will never have
any difficulty in getting the older
birds to continue the consumption
of the dry. It is largely a matter
of "bringing up." Save yourself later
trouble with dry feeding by raising
the birds that way from the begin
ning. While grain may be fed twice
daily, the heaviest feeding should be
about an hour before roosting time
so that the birds will go to bed with
i i'
in Garden
weeds. They respond to plenty of
water, but the watering must be
done after sundown.
Cutting the Spikes.
Gladiolus is primarily a cut flower,
and as such it is a strong competi
tor of all other plants. Cut the spikes
when the first bud opens and if kept
in water in the house every bud will
open. In cutting the spikes leave
about three leaves on the bulb roots.
As soon as the foliage turns
brown in the fall the bulbs should
be pulled up and stored, after having
been cured in the sun or in a cool
place. Store them in trays or bas
kets. Wherever Irish potatoes will
keep, gladioli bulbs will be safe.
Storing in a cool place, where the
temperature is about 40 degrees
Fahrenheit, is considered the best.
In selecting varieties to plant this
spring you should have no trouble
in getting all sorts of colors with
marvelous and ' infinite variety
spotted, striping, splashing and
blotching of petals. .There' are
thousands of varieties from which to
in Freight
r At ti
Uiarges more man
Double Rates in 1914
On January 1, 1914, it cost 17.4
cents' to ship 100 pounds of live
stock from North Platte. Neb., to
Omaha. Today it costs 29.5 cents.
Arid it cost 68.5 cents to ship . 100
pounds of meat in 1914, from Oma
ha to New York City and today it
costs 132.5 cents. These figures have
just been made public following an
investigation made by the transpor
tation department of the American
Farm Bureau federation.
It is pointed out by Federation
officials that when this statement is
contrasted with the recent fall in the
prices of agricultural commodities,
the burden of present transportation
rates becomes -very striking.-
Other: figure brought to light by
this investigation are as follows:
For wheat from Minot, N. D., to
Minneapolis, ,from 16 to 27 cents;
for wheat from Hutchison, Kan., to
Kansas, City, Mo., from 13 to 21 1-2
cents; for flour from Minneapolis to
New York City, from 25 to 50 cents;
for flour from Kansas City, Mo., to
New York City, from 28.7 to 50 1-2
cents;- for hogs from Ottumwa, la.,
to Chicago, from 21 to 36 cents; for
meat from Chicago to New York
City, from 45 to 96-1-2 cents.
Nine out of every 10 prospective
brides who have applied for a license
to wed in Boston in recent years
were 30 years of age.
full crops. Always feed -scratch feed
in deep litter so; that, the birds will
get plenty of exercise searching for
their food, In . considering your
method of feeding,-don't forget that
hens will overeat of a moist mash.
If you prefer one feeding of moist
mash do not give it until about noon,
as an early .morning feed of the
moist may cause them to hump up
and suffer from indigestion and lack
of exercise.
At present prices of eggs, poultry
raisers must be more careful than
ever to weed out the poor layers and
drones. There should be no room in
the poultry house for hens that do
not lay from 150 to 180 eggs per
year. Good stock will make this
record if properly housed and fed.
With lower prices there is only one
thing the poultry raiser can do
work for greater efficiency and in
creased production. If this plan is
followed, the poultry venture will
still yield a satisfactory profit.
It Helps Keep i
An inexpensive But
powerful solution
of -
kills many disease germs.
and nlpasan tn tic. f-
maintain the nnnltrv ntmr m
sanitary condition.
"IWMenay Baeh If YOU Arm
mi aacisrted
Pratt Food
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M. Ill .
Grain Growers
Plan Membership
Drive in Nebraska
One Million Memberg Goal
Set by New Farmers' Mar
keting Organization
Plans Outlined.
One million members this year is
the goal of the United States Grain
Growers, Inc., the new farmers'
grain marketing company, according
to national, officers who announced
that the membership campaign would
probably be launched in Nebraska
within the next 30 days. The board
of directors metjn Chicago all last
Week and outlined a definite organi
zation plan.
Conferences of officers and direct
ors of farmers' organizations in' some
xentral point in each of the. market
ing zones outlined some time ago,
will be announced in a short time.
The meetings will be called by the
sales department of the new com
pany for the purpose of getting sug
gestions relative to the establish
ment of the zone sales offices, their
management and other details.
The first conference will be held at
Columbus, O., on May 12. and will
be in charge of J. M. Anderson of
Minnesota, chairman of the sales
committee, and . H. W. Robinson, a
member of the committee. Similar
conferences will be held atKansas
City, Omaha, Ft. .Worth, Spokane,
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Dates for these conferences have not
been arranged. Invitations will be
extended to the- officers of the
farmer organizations of each terri
tory and all such official representa
tives of farmers will have an impar
tial voice in these meetings.
C. H. Hyde, chairman of the pool
ing committee and Clifford Thorite,
general counsel, have been given
authority to confer at an early date
with reference to the proposed sec
atid ottter government departments
with erference to the proposed sec
tions in the contracts that will f ro
vide for pooling one-third of wheat
for export. These clauses must
comply with the statutes which le
galize export pools under the Webb
act and cannot be drafted in their
final form until the exact govern
ment interpretation of the act has
been ascertained.
Preparations are being made for
the immediate formation of a finance
corporation, an export company un
der the provisions of the Webb act,
and other subsidiary corporations in
certain states.
More than $50,000 has been
pledged by county farm bureaus over
Illinois for establishment of the
national headquarters in Chicago.
President C. H. Gustafson of Lin
coln and W. G. Eckhardt of Illinois,
treasurer, have been authorized to
raise sufficient funds to get the or
ganization ,and other work under
way at once.
Where It Started
Originally "Brokers" were public
inspectors, whose duties were to in
spect imported goods and reject any
that were unfit for use. This cos
tom originated in Russia. ' The term
"Broker" is used because originally
bankrupts, or broken persons, were
ajlowed to follow the trade. Later,
middlemen came also to be styled
"Brokers." ... .
(Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
You Can Grow
Better Chiclis
if you start them right. They need at first and
for at least three
One that contains in
condition all needed food
tically tree irommd!gesTOlehNe,tflatis easily digestible.
Pratts Buttermilk
exactly meets these requirements.
raises them right. Not a cereal
Choicest materials carefully prepared
, lne nrst brood you feed it to will
milk Baby thick Food the trtiinal
(bod for baby chicks" is the best en
" Your Monty Back If YOU Art
SatUfod" ,
Sold ty Pratt dealert tverywhen.
Charter No. 11829
Losns and discounts, including rediscounts
Other bonds, stocks, set unties, etc
Banking house furniture and fixtures
Cash in vault ,
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank...
Items with Federal Reserve Bank in process of collection (not available
as .reserve)
Net amounts due from national banks
Net amounts due from banks, bankers, and trust companies in the United
Checks on other banks in the same city or town as reporting bank
Total of five preceding items 1314,828.47
Checks on banks located outside of city or town of reporting bank and
other cash items
Capital stock paid in. ..........$ 200,000.00
Surplus fund 50,000.00
Undivided profits . 8.977.96
Net amounts due to national banks 8,875.60
Net amounts due to State banks, bankers and trust companies in the
United States and foreign countries . 188,410.06
Certified checks outstanding 1,250.00
Cashier's checks on own bank outstanding.... 6,175.96
Total of four preceding items .8149.220.61
I Individual deposits subject to check
i Certificates of deposit due in less thsn 80
Other demand deposits
Total of three preceding items...,
Certificates of deposit (other than for money
Other time deposits
Total of two preceding items....
Total , 81,114,085.82
State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, ss:
I, E. L. Lindqilest, cashier ot the above named bank, do solemnly swear that th
above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
- E. L, LINDQUEST, Cashier.
' i Correct Attest:
J R. CAIN. Jr..
M. D. CAMERON. Directors.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of May, 1921.
If slips are cut from plants with
shears, they will not live. They must
be broken off to do well.
When drbps of water hang on the
leaves of plants, they will soon
If plants received as gifts grow
and nourish, it is a sign that the giver
is a true and faithful friend, but if
they wither and refuse to grow, the
giver is false and an enemy.
Count the blossoms on your favor
ite plant; if they are odd, you will
have no enemies, but if even you have
at least one.
When you free your plants or
shrubs of broken twigs and d;ad
leaves, never burn them, as it will
make the plants sick and probably
cause them to wither away.
If a house plant suddenly withers,
it is a sign that some one will t soon
die in the room.
If a person purchase a plant Jhat
another person1 intended to buy"? it
will wither, and die.
Old wives, when gathering herbs
for their salves and simples, were
wont to judge of their luck during
the year by the facility with which
they found the desired plants.
If you pick up a shrub or plant of
any kind after it has been discarded
by some one else and the plant
grows, it is said' to mean certain old
age to you.
A cutting of , a stolen plant will
surely grow. ;
It is believed in Cornwall, Eng
land," 'that household plants will
wither and die soon after there has
been a death in the house, unless a
piece of black cloth is tied to them.
Greeks believe that some plants
have immortal souls.
If the dirt from your plants falls
to the floor, you will soon see a
newly made grave.
A childless woman is Relieved by
the Irish to have the Strongest power
over herbs, especially those used for
maladies of children.
If a little fresh dirt taken from the
grave of a child which has been bap
tized within a 12 month, is sprin-
weeks a true "baby food.'
correct amounts and proper
elements. One that is prac
Baby Chick Food
It raises every (rood chick-
trSU by-product, but made of
and blended. -
show you why Pratt Eutter
. Reserve Diit. No. It
SB 1981 .
, ....
, 671,380.15
day (other than for money
borrowed) 80,565.47
kled on potted plants, it will make
theni flourish and have large, hand
some flowers. '
In Mexico, there is a herb that is
popularly called the "rattleweed"; if
horses eat of it, it is believed tljat
they will go mad. '
Plants having "lady" attached to
their names were formerly dedicated
to the ancient goddesses; but Chris
tianity claimed these flowers for the
Virgin Mary. They are of good
medicinal virtues. '
In Tuscany, there is a little plant
which grows on the walls, whose
tiny flowers are of whitish rose color.
It is gathered on Ascention day and
hung up until the 8th of Septem
ber; and for those who do this, the
virgin has great favor and will pro
tect them from all evil. If this plant
will not blossom while hanging, it is
a bad omen.
Parents' Problems
Should games be played for prizes
at a children's party?
No: this is never wise, either in
its immediate effect, or in its im
pression on the character of the chil
dren. Games should be played for
their own sakes, for the pleasure in
doing something together.
Expensive Hands!
Leopold Godowsky, famous pianist, has insured his
hand for $250,000.00. A temporary damage to one
finger pays $25,000.00 a' permanent damage to
one finger $125,000. '
. . ' - t '
Unless you are a Godowsky, you perhaps don't value
your hands at $250,000, but do you realize how
much your health and time are worth to you?
Upon them depends your happiness and your income
your most important assets.
Accident and Health Insurance costs but little, and
is well termed Time and Income Protection.
Let us explain to you this form of coverage. 1
Surety Bonds Insurance Investment Securities
640 First National Bank Building T; '-r 0360 '
m the Careful Handling of All Order
for Grain and, Provisions for Future
Delivery in Alt the Important Market
Wt Operate
Private .
Wife Connections
teAU Offices
Except Kansas City
Consignments of All Kinds of Grain
Every Car Receives Careful Personal Attention
The Updike Grain Company
High Schools of
State To Meet In
Title Dehate
Eleven District Champions,
Picked From 83 High
Schools, Will Hold
Three-Day Contest.
Lincoln, May 8. (Special.)
Eleven Nebraska High school dehat
jug teams winners ' ot district
championship honors against 85 con
testing schools will compete it the
University of -Nebraska, May 12-14,
lor the state championship hojiors in
the fourteenth state debate of the
Nebraska High School Debating
league. This concluding league event
of tlte year will be a three-day
The 33 debaters are the surviving
victors over some 250 members of
teams, who, in turn, were selected
from nearly 800 candidates for the
honor of representing 97 schools in
the league contests.
To this state tournament the
teams come prepared on a few hours'
notice,' to shift sides on the league
question for the year, ".Resolved,
That the Literacy Test for Restrict
ing Immigration Should Be Re
pealed," upon which question over
80 debates since January have been
held from one end of the state to
the other.
"To premium all-round grip on
the subject under discusion and to
put still greater emphasis on off
hand rebuttal on the abilitv to
meet emergencies ' rather than the
ability to make merely a 'speech,'"
Prof. M. M. Fogg, professor of Eng
lish in the university, tend president
and organizer of the league, states
was the main reason why; the league
decided on the innovation tourna
ment bringing to the state con
tests, not individual representatives
of the. district championship schools,
but all the teams" prepared to main
tain either side of tfce. question.
Five simultaneous debates will be
held Thursday evening, Mav 12,
After these debates, lots will be
drawn for sides and pairing for
three debates Friday morning, May
13. Lots will then decide sides for
the debate Friday evening. The
state championship, which Beatrice
won from Lincoln in 1920, will be
decided Saturday morning, High
School 'Fete Day.'
High scholarship standing char
acterizes this group of picked de
baters. Ability to think and ,to ex
press orally ideas with precision,
clarity and vigor, and willingness to
work are qualities debate team mem
bership demands. Over two-third 1
of these debaters have already de
termined to go to college.
Principal of Fairbury.
School Goes to Steele City
Steele City. Neb., Mav 8. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Sminia of Fairbury, has
been employed as city school super
intendent of Steele City by the board
of education. She has been principal
of the Central school in Fairbury
two years.
Offices at
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LiMoba, Nebraska
Hastiafi, Nebraska
CUcftfO, Illinois
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