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PAGE SIX ...... THE KALONA NEWS. Golden Gate Bridge Opened to Motor Traffic . 11 . FARM ToPics TURKEY PROSPECTS PUZZLE BREEDERS Too Early to Figure Cost of Feed for Poults. By E. Y. Smith, New York State Agri- cultural Extension Division. WNU Service. A fair price for poults which will enable breeders to break even and perhaps make a little money in spite of high feed prices is the first point in the turkey outlook. The outlook applies to those who buy poults from New York state breeders. Cornell veterinary college has found that pullorum disease is not important in the state's turkey flocks, and those tested have been found free of this disease. Accord- ing to authorities In some other states, pullorum infestation is se- rious. i Second point in the outlook is that ;. commercial growers will probably i face higher feed prices for pours ! the first part of the growing season, i which is not so serious because to- First automobiles shown arriving in San Francisco from Marin county across the Golden Gate bridge, fol-i tal consumption is not large during lowing the recent gala opening of the span to motor traffic. Inset shows Mayor Angelo Rossi of San Fran- i the early part of the season. cisco cutting a chain with an acetylene torch, thus officially opening the Waldo approach to traffic. ! Finaliy, if the expected good wheat crop develops, together with i Spelling Champ Wins $500 Prize 1 DETROIT BISHOP i a good corn crop. the probabilities are that turkey rations will be con- i siderably lower from July on ' through the growing season. Since that is when turkeys eat the most feed, a reduction in price is more important at that time. These facts indicate a "more fav- orable" condition for the 1937 tur- key grower, though not a "partic- ularly favorable" one. New Interest Is Taken in Jerusalem Artichokes A new interest is being taken in Jerusalen artichokes as a source of material for the manufacture of sugar and alcohol, states a writer in the Chicago Tribune. The tubers of this old crop have been used for human food and live stock feed. I For many years they have been I regarded as a good feed for hogs. '!The leaves and stems have been ]cut while still green and cured as i a forage for dairy cows, sheep, and ',goats. It is significant that while highly praised as a feed and food, Bishop Edward Mooney of as well as a source of carbo- Rochester, No Y.o who has been ap- hydrates used in the chemical pointed bishop of Detroit, succeed: industry, the Jerusalem artichoke ing the late Bishop Gallagher. As is not commonly grown in a corn- bishop of Detroit, Bishop Mooney munity for any great length of time. becomes Father Coughlln's immecli. In some eastern sections this crop First prize of $500 was awarded Waneeta Buckley of Louisville, Ky., ate superior. His designation to the is reported to have yielded eight (right), recent winner of the title of "Best Speller in the Nation." She post Was widely predioted, as he is tons or more an acre. Crop experts won the thirteenth national spelling bee at Washington, sponsored by known as a diplomat of unusual in Illinois report the Jerusalem artl. newspapers at the new National museum. Waneeta's runner-up was skill in dealing with problems such Choke yielding an average of six. diminutive Betty Grunstra of Passaic, N. J. "Plebeian," spelled cot- as those Father Coughlln's excur, teen tons or more an acre. racily by Waneeta, after Betty missed, decided the contest. Betty's sions in politics and economics ere- Pigs fed on artichokes along with second prize amounted to $300. ate in the diocese, wheat and oats have made good gains. Sometimes pigs are turned into a patch or field and allowed to PITCHING FIND Deuced Awkward Riding, What! root up the tubers and eat them along with supplementary feeds. Pigs have been found to make little gain when fed on artichokes alone. Grain Mixture for Poultry There are several grains or com- binations of grains that give satisfac- tory results, but the one most com- monly used in all sections of this state, says a North Carolina State college poultryman, is composed of 60 per cent yellow corn and 40 per cent wheat. However, this ra- tion should be largely governed by what is grown on the farm, and the cost of the grain which must be purchased. Where there is an abun- dance of heavy barley (48 pounds to the bushel) or heavy oats (38 pounds to the bushel) these may be substi- tuted for a part of the corn and wheat, but should never exceed 30 per cent of the grain mixture. Richness of Manures In richness, cow manure ranks J a ck Dawson, sixteen-year-old fourth among farm manures. Poul- pitching sensation of North high try manure is the strongest, followed school, Des Moines, Iowa, who was in order by sheep, hog, cow, and signed by the Fargo-Moorhead club Grand Prix motorcycle racer negotiating a difficult turn at the Crystal horse. Because they are strong, of the Northern league---a farm of Palace road racing track in London. This cyclist is receiving expert poultry and sheep manures should the Clevelald Indians. assistance froma "contortionist" passenger, be spread on fields thinly. They make a good top dressing for garden plants, but chicken manure especial- Mrs. Thaden Sets New Women's Air Speed Record "willShUldburn thebe uSedplants.withsheepCaremanureelse it when mixed with bedding, and cow and horse manure help also to 1oos. en the soil Down on the Farm Tests with young pigs show that they are blinded if denied vitamin A. Approximately 4,000,000 acres of Texas land were terraced or con- toured in 1936. Veal calves should be at least four weeks old before they are slaughtered. A grasshopper population of 15 to the square yard will eat a ton of hay a day from a 40-acre field. 8 Frequent handling and training of colts should continue after they are weaned, says H. C. Moffet of the Missouri college of agriculture. Depth for planting sweet corn ca. .- ries with the soil and season, ac- Mrs. Louise Thaden, winner of the Bendix and Harmon trophies last year, beside the plane in which she cording to the College of Agricul- Bet a new speed record for women at the air show held at the Lambert-St Louis airport here May 29, wher. ture, University of Illinois. Early she flew a 100.kilometer (62.5-mile) course at a speed of 197.9 miles an hour. The former record was 175, corn is not usually planted more miles an hour, held by Amelia Earhart. ] than one to two inches deep. Scenes and Persons in the lPoliee slown dragging a striker to the patrol wagon during fight South Chicago recently, when five strikers were killed. 2--Wilbur Shaw, right, apolis Speedway race. 3---Neville Chamberlain, new prime minister of win foll0wing the coronation. Duke of Windsor and Wally Are Wed Picture of the duke of Windsor and Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson taken shortly before their recent wedding at Monts, France. This picture was posed on the lawn of the Chateau de Cande, where they were mar- ried. A religious ceremony performed by a rector of the Church of England followed the civil ceremony conducted by the Mayor of Monts. PROTECTORFORBATTER Wally Moses, outfielder of the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown at batting practice wearing a polo hel- met, an adaption of which is sug- gested as a protective measure against possible beaning of a batter by a pitched ball. The recent acci- dent to Mickey Cochrane of the Tigers inspired the idea. Great Lakes ExpositioS James Roosevelt, son of the ribbon on the gates of the Great opening the show for the 1937 season. Harold Burton of Cleveland look on. Construction Speeded on New Like bones of some huge prehistoric monster the skeleton of the TV. lower Tennessee river rises into the air, showing the recent progress of .... d