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The Farmers Star and Livestock Inspector from Wichita, Kansas • 6

The Farmers Star and Livestock Inspector from Wichita, Kansas • 6

Wichita, Kansas
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PAGE SIX THE FARMERS STAR AND LIVE STOCK INSPECTOR. (Continued from Page 3.) J. D. SPANGLERS LARGE TYPE mm ckmnia 1 history of the pest, and dont try too large or extensive an HORTICULTURALISTS MEET. Orchard Meeting Was Held at Orchard West of Wichita.

SlldBOi. TtlESMV, SEPT. 21. 10 30 high-class Spring Boars 30 Growthy Spring Gilts ead ill Heat li These are big, smooth, easy feeding kind. Good boned, good backs, good hams and loins, good feet and heads, also slick coats, and they have plenty of style and quality right along with this extra size and bone.

They are sired by such noted boars as Spanglers Hadley, one of the greatest breeding boars in the state today; others by A Wonder, the great 1200 lb. Wheeler hog. Some are by Columbia Chief 2d, the boar that gains such a reputation in Wheelers Mastodon herd. Others are by Bell Metal, and Sharon Tec. by Big Tec.

These pigs in this sale are out of the largest and best sows Mr. Spangler ever owned, including Lady Mastodon 32nd, Mastodon Maid 8th, Lady Columbia 1st, Lady Wonder 6th, Mastodon Maid 42nd and others of like size. These Pigs have been raised on alfalfa pasture, with plenty of fresh water, and just enough corn to keep them growing good. They will be in splendid condition sale day to go out and make good for the purchaser. Visitors from a distance met at Attica and Sharon.

SALE HELD IN PAVILION, RAIN OR SHINE life to handle undertaking. Last Hoover The Sedgwick county Horticultural society met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G.

Hoover Thursday September 1st. Because of the very threatening condition of the weather following a very heavy rain storm of the night before, the attendance was not large as would have been if the weather had been more favorable. However, there was a sufficient number for a good meeting. The program was as prepared and all who were assigned parts were present. A fine picnic dinner preceded the program.

This was thoroughly enjoyed by all attending and taking part. The dinner was served in the house. The meeting proper was held in apple shed. This being the time of the apple harvest the meeting place was in the midst of proper environment. Piled up in conspicious places were empty apple boxes, while filled boxes of sorted apples were on the opposite side.

These gave a perfume which was pleasant. In other places about the shed were pickers bags, and tables. Apple pickers were busy at work in the orchards and loaded wagons came up at frequent intervals ta unload on the sorting tables and reload with empty boxes. The program opened with a discussion of the subject of irrigation for small fruits led by Thomas McNallie. Last fall Mr.

McNallie installed a plant for the purpose of supplying extra water to blackberries and small frujts. During the fall and the present year he has had occasion to use the plant a number of times. While he has not done all he expected to with the plant he has found it very beneficial. Irrigation with a power plant is the best method of overcoming the evil effects of dry weather which comes nearly every year during the growing season. Professor Twigg read a paper on Garden Insects pests.

This will be printed in another column of this paper. Papers by Marcellus Piatt on Preserving fruits and by G.W. Collings on Kansas Native trees will be printed in this paper at a later date. They were much enjoyed at the meeting. E.

G. Hoover led a discussion on judging fruits. He was not at all in sympathy with the method of taking large ill shaped fruits of various kinds, as is done at fairs but favored a standard of judging fruits which is based on the commercial uses of the same, He said all uses were based on the commercial values and that should be the standard. He believed the proper ages of trees was an important part of fruit judging, that apple trees under six years did not produce standard sized fruits. Fruit buyers are the best judges of fruits, he claimed, and they find the fruits from trees over eight years old comes near the standard than fruits from younger trees.

Commercial sizes, proper coloring, texture should be the standard. George A. Blair discussed the uses and values of cover crops in the orchard. He favored vitches, cowpeas and even crab grass when the other two were not available. He recognized the danger of fires in cover crops or Catalog Address: J.

SPAMQILE13, Sharon, ICs. Auctioneers: Col. R. L. Harriman, Bunceton, Mo.

Col. John D. Snyder, Wrinfield, Kansas. Col. S.

F. Bowman, Sharon, Kansas. Fieldman: H. M. Hayen, Enid, Oklahoma, Star Inspector.

dry weather better than corn. This is a crop no progressive farmer should overlook especially for the feeding of hogs. Ft. Worth Citizen Star. Give the Boy a Chance.

A son of my neighbor left the farm when he was 18 years old and came back from the city on a visit the other day. He has not succeeded very well in the city and has an intense love for farm life but lacks the capital to buy a farm and start right. I asked why he left the old homestead and he replied, because it is all work and no profit. My brothers and I led a hard life. Father did not mean to be an unkind man, but he seemed to have forgotten that he had ever been a boy himself.

We were never allowed to go to a circus nor even to the county seat except on rare occasions and then only for business reasons. We were not even allowed to play baseball because father thought it was time wasted. The few little, pitiful pleasures we had were all stolen and in time we began to hate the farm and everything connected with it. I am sorry that father did not see things in a different light, because if he had given us a boys chance we would all have been with him yet. C.

S. M. and maintained from year to year. In cutting small grain crops it will be much better for the seeding if the grain is cut six or eight inches high leaving the stubble to protect the grass or clover plants from the rays of the sun. Peanut ration and Soil Fertilier Sam Neel of Guadalupe county is a firm believer in peanuts as a hog ration and a soil fertilizer, because he has tried them and knows what they will do for hogs.

In the Seguin Enterprise he says: When peanuts are planted for hogs, turn the hogs into the field and let them feed on the nuts. From sixty to one hunred bushels of nuts can be gathered to the acre, the market price being from 60 cents to $1 per bushel. As a soil renovator for wornout and washed soils its value is unlimited. As for feed for fattening hogs, peanuts while fatten faster than corn, but always feed some corn a few weeks before killing. The vines make good hay and the peanut products at San Antonio, the baled hay, the peanut meal and the peanut hull as well as the oil, all of which have a high cim-mercial value.

The crop will stand but tkeir value In retaining the chemical quantities in the soil were more than a compensation from the possible danger of fires. By all means he urged to have a cover crop. The next meeting will be held in the Horticultural room in the court house, Manuring Grass Land. Excellent results may be obtained by applying summer manure to the thin spots on the meadow or newly seeded grass land immediately after harvesting. The manure not only furnishes plant food to the grass and clover, but it acts as a mulch and protects the tiny plants from the sun and heat.

When the manure is applied to grass land great care should be exercised in spreading if the work is done by hand and when a manure spreader is used ten loads an acre is sufficient to secure maximum results. One great mistake we make in the management of our grass lands is that of cutting the stubble too close and allowing the hot sun to burn every trace" of organic matter out of the surface of the soil. Grass roots must have protection from the hot summer sun and winter frosts if good meadows are secured.

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