Luther Register. (Luther, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1919 Page: 2 of 12
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THE LUTHER REGISTER
WATER GLASS AND LIMEWATER METHODS
ARE RECOMMENDED TO PRESERVE EGGS
GERMANY IS RECRUITING
A NEW VOLUNTEER ARMY
War Veterans Line Up for Morgan Home-Loan Bill
Ilf ARHINfiTON.—Pouts of the American Legion In several parts of tie eoun-
ff try nro lining up behind n bill recently Introduced In congress by Repre-
sentative Dick T. Morgan of Oklahoma, by which any honorably discharged
soldier. Bailor or marine may borrow
$4,000 from the government to buy or
build a home, repayment to be made
within n period of 00 years, with In-
terim Interest on the principal of 3V4
per cent per year.
c.Wy -.AxA V >__Congressman Morgan's bill pro-
poses to create a government corpora*
__tlon with $100,000,000 capital, sub-
)\ scribed by the federal government
The corporation Is to he authorized to
make a loan up to $4,000 to uny hon-
oruhly discharged soldier, seaman or
marine, to be used In the purchase of a home. I<oans may run for the entire
time limit of 00 years, or taken up In whatever payments the soldier can
muke. The Interest Is to he per cent on the unpaid principal, with
amortization payments on that, made annually.
The $100,000,000 capital to he furnished by the government under the
hill will be used us a working or revolving fund. The chief funds for financing
the proposition will he obtained through the Issue and sale of bonds, limited
by the amcmnt of mortgages held by the corporation.
To Insure the sale of these bonds at a low rote of Interest, the bill pro-
vides that the government shall guarantee payment of both principal and the
Soldiers will not have to break home ties, leave their friends, give up
their present employment and business, and go to dlstunt states to obtain the
benefits of the act. The benefits will be equitably distributed to every state.
Under the plan proposed by Secretary Lane, embodied in the Mondell bill,
only farm homes will be provided.
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,/A/ O/LUT/T/D WAT£* GLASS
The nines look with considerable suspicion ,
modern methods of warfare. ThephoTog'r'aph 'Stows ' ul.U,‘,eer “™y Ihat Cernmny 18 recru,,ln* uu“ *™,nlu* *»
some of the recruits'1>eing taught the use of liquid tire.
PRESIDENT WILSON’S FLAGSHIP IN THE PACIFIC
Eggs Will Keep From Eight to Twelve Months in Good Condition.
Contrabass Sarrusophone Stumps Army Officers
i SIMPLE and a civil question—can an army tench a man to play the con-
«■ trnbass sarrusophone?—almost lost a recruit to the military establish-
ment and caused some trepidation at the war department. Elmer Swann of
Hagerstown, Md„ who has “rendered"
ME TO PI AY
Tff contra bra sj
musical pieces with the home hand, en-
tered the army recruiting office at 509
Tenth street and said he would enlist
In the army If he could be taught to
play the contrabass sarrusophone.
The sergeant seemed undecided ns
to whether to throw him out or take
him seriously. Then he asked the cnp-
taln. The captain assumed an attitude
of deep thought and, murmuring some
Inaudible plea, retired to his hack
room, where he telephoned the major
at the wur department. “Just hold the wire,” the major answered and
rushed to the colonel.
"That," said the colonel, "Is n matter which requires some deliberation.
I will send you tin* desired information In n moment.”
When the major hud departed he frantically culled up n hand leader at
Washington barracks and learned that the afore-mentioned Instrument Is
something like n bassoon, and is taught In the army. Whether or not its simil-
itude to a bassoon made the character of the sarrusophone more comprehen-
sible to the colonel he made the following notatiou to the mujor:
"Of course the contrabass sarrusophone is taught In army hands. It
resembles the bassoon and Is a very Important Instrument."
"You should have ull thut Information at your finger's ends." the mnjor
telephoned the captain. "The Instrument you speak of Is like n bassoon and
our bands would sound fiat without It."
What the captain told the sergeant Is not known, but the sergeant told
•he prospective recruit to sign the dotted line.
(Prepared by the United 8tates Depart-
ment of Agriculture.)
Experiments In preserving eggs con-
i ducted by the United States depart-
ment of agriculture In the past year
l obtained best results from a 10 per
cent solution of water glass—that Is,
one part of commercial water glass
added to nine parts of boiled water.
I Good results were obtained with a
slightly weaker solution, using one
| part of water glass to 14 parts of
water. Better results were obtained
' when the wuter was boiled than when
unboiled wuter was used.
Earthenware Jars Best Containers.
In a test of different containers the
earthenware Jar gave by far the he«t
and most satisfactory results. Soft-
wood containers, such as candy palls,
did not give satisfactory results,
while hardwood containers, such ns
kegs used for elder and other bever-
ages, gave much better results than
the softwood palls, but did not begin
to compare with the earthenware
crocks. Even the hardwood kegs gave
considerable trouble on account of
leuknge, and had to he watched con-
stantly, which made them unsatisfac-
tory. Galvanized metal containers
similar to new garbage palls were also
used with success, but were not quite
so satisfactory ns the crocks.
Tests with solutions other than wa-
ter glass were made, and Uraewnter,
both with and without salt, gave sat-
isfactory results. Where unslnked
lime Is more readily available than
water glaRS the limewater method Is
I an excellent one to use and Is cheaper
] than the water glass. Tests In which
Prnfitpprpccoc ,he were coated with wax and
I I UlllUCI uooUo and other coating material did
Voila Kid Skirts for American
WA8HINQTON tnmllMei .re exerH.e.1 over report, from Par,, derigo | "
ff era ore telling American buyers that If they don't like the new knee- | t|on th g “ pt
length skirt style—"they can lump
goods If he wasn’t going to buy ’em? Kids are
It I”—or the equivalent In pnrlevous
Francois. The Intter threw up their
hands and vowed they’d never, posl- i
tively not ever, dare to take home
"those things" for American girls.
Their hostility toward the "last j
word" In Parisian fashions failed to
awaken the old-time solicitous Interest i
of the creators. Of course It’s too |
bad, the latter sold, hut explained that
they’re really rushed to death making
things to reveal the pretty calves of
their own girls. And would Monslonr WAYS OF TELLING BAD EGGS
Amerlcnln please not paw over the
Directions for the use of water
glass and limewater are as follows:
1. Select a five-gallon crock and
clean It thoroughly, after which it
should be scalded and allowed to dry.
2. Heat a quantity of water to the
boiling point, and allow It to cool.
3. When cool measure out nine
quarts of water, place It In the crock,
und add one quart of sodium silicate.
stirring the mixture thoroughly. This
will be sufficient to preserve 15 dozen
eggs, and will serve as a guide for the
quantity needed to preserve larger
numbers of eggs.
4. The eggs should be placed In the
solution. If sufficient eggs are not
obtainable when the solution is first
made, more eggs may be added from
time to time. Be very careful to nl-
low at least two inches of the solu-
tion to cover the eggs at all times.
5. Place the crock containing the
preserved eggs In a cool, dry place,
well covered to prevent evaporation.
Waxed paper covering the top of the
crock and tied around It will answer
Pour a small quantity of water on
one and one-half pounds of unslaked
lime and when this Is thoroughly
slaked add five gallons of boiled wa-
ter. Allow the mixture to stand un-
til the lime settles. Then pour off the
clear liquid, add one pound of salt and
use this for preserving the eggs,
throwing away the sediment in the
bottom of the receptacle. Use the
same directions as recommended for
the water glass for putting the eggs
In this solution.
Fresh, clean eggs, properly pre-
served. can be used satisfactorily for
nil purposes In cooking and for the
table. When eggs preserved in water
glass are to be boiled, a small hole
should be made In the shell with a
pin at the large end before placing
them In the water. This Is done to al-
low the air In the egg to escape when
heated and to prevent erheking.
Eggs will keep from eight to twelve
months In good condition, but are
better up to the sixth or seventh
month. Dirty or cracked eggs should
not be put Into the solution. Water
glass costs about $1.20 a gallon, mak-
ing the cost of preserving eggs with
this material about two cents a dozen
for the water glass. Water-glass solu-
tion should not be used again the sec-
ond year unless It has kept quite clear
and no odor or thick sediment has de-
veloped. The use of limewater Is
much cheaper than the water-glass
The °H1 battU'Ship Oregon; of Spanish war fame, which will be President Wilson's flagship as he reviews the newly
created Pacific fleet when It steams into the harbor at Sun Francisco early In September
FARMERS CONFER WITH PRESIDENT
BEST SHOT OF HER AfiF
responsible for the ruction. 1
For when it was decided to fnshion this season's skirts from bides of the
caprlc younger set, the designers wotted not of structural limitations Imposed
The sons and daughters of William and Nanny Goat are such little fellows
that. If you’re adhering to a one skin skirt principle, that skirt hus got to be
all-fired short. Paris Ih adhering and the skirts certainly are.
Well, all the proflteeresses and other rich ladles will shoehorn them-
selves Into kinds this fall—except those who, less pecunlous, choose to reveal
their legs through transparent creations.
In former years Parisian designers have worked to please the American
girl; she was their prtncipui customer and what pleased her hud to please
every one else.
EXTRA GOOD LAYING FOWLS
Wide Range of Schools Open for War-Disabled
A F THE MO schools, colleges and universities which have opened their
U doors for the re-education and vocational training of discharged soldiers,
Bailors and marines disabled In the world war, more than 100 are In the middle*
West, and of these HO are In Chicago,
with seven others In Illinois, according
to the federal hoard of vocational edu-
cation, while eight commercial and In J
Austria! establishments In Illinois, of
which six are In Chicago, have under- V /
taken to train disabled men. /
It Is the policy of the hoard to :=r1-fy) r--,
utilize existing Institutions for Instruc- A,
tlon rather than to set up special % ,4<r _____
schools and classes for the re-eduea-
tlon of wounded soldiers for civil life, A
and also to assign the men, wherever
possible, to institutions in or near their home. A total of 23 courses lias been
provided. '.lie Instruction ringing from hep culture to boilerinnklui!, farm nma-
ugoinnnt photography, nut! from concrete construction sheet metal work,
auto mechanics, and plumbing lo salesmanship, theology, diamond cutting
medicine, and dramatic art-
Crippled Soldier Given Job Thai He Thinks Fun
NTO the offlee. of the federal hoard of vocational education came a marine
on crutches, und he raid t„ the adviser: “Well, how are you goln' to help
lost my left leg und I have shout two dollsrs In my pocket and
nowhere to get more. I never had a
decent Job In my life. I dou't know
how to do nnythlng special.*’ He ]
paused a moment and smiled a little.
"I got a ktd now."
The adviser tried to discover Just
what this man could do. Ho had held
otld Jobs here and there, hut none led
to anything definite. He wasn't any
more Interested In auto mechanics :
Ilian in street sweeping, or In garden-
log than clerking. He sat listlessly
louklng at his hands, and left It to the
adviser to deride. Kvery now and then he slowly turned u strange ring he
had (it) his finger.
To get the man's confidence he asked to see tho ring. The man took It
off and handed It to him. Ills face became suddenly anlniuted.
“1 made that," he said. "Hammered It out of sliver myself and engraved
those figures. Nothing but some playin' of mine," he added deprecatlngly
The federal board sent the muu to learn engraving nnd In n few months
he was among the best of all the workers In the Jewelry store where he was
That ring was the key tliut opened the door of success to hliu.
lie hus waked up and Is enthusiastic about his work, ouly he liu.v. nHV>
-Its not work. This is fuu.” * ’
Heat Will Cause Formation of Tiny
Series of Blood Vessels Around
Embryo of Chick.
(Prepared by the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture.)
The absolutely fresh egg held against
the light shows a distinctive pinkish
glow of goodness. Let that egg. how-
ever, remain out In the sun or In the
summer heat for a little time, and with-
in a clay or two It begins to show
"blood,” a tiny series of little blood
vessels forming around the embryo of j
the chick; or the heat may cause the
yolk to go towards the top and shift
easily, which characterizes it as a
Again, the yolk may mix with the
white and make a "white rot,” a con-
dition also revealed by the candle. The
final stage Is the "black rot," where no
light at all con be seen through the egg.
The egg has now reached the explosive
stage, which makes It such a favorite
missile of the average boy. There Is,
however, another type of bad egg which
most people would think good for food.
The yolk Is a firm golden hall and the
white a clear liquid. But the white has
a greenish color—nnd the* green Indi-
cates that the egg Is fill 1 of bacteria—
It is a "green white egg.”
Where Given Best of Care Hens Will
Often Average Fifteen Dozen
Eggs Each Per Year.
(Prepared by the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture.)
Extra good laying hens given the
best of care often average 15 dozen
eggs each per year, and occasionally as
high as 20 dozen. It is possible for a
flock of ten hens to supply eggs, at the
rut;* they are commonly used, for two
families of average size.
These five men. representing farmers in 21 wheat and corn growing
states, had a conference with President Wilson. Means of reducing the high
cost of living was the subject of the discussion. Left to right, they are: D. ().
Thompson, Illinois; John G. Brown, president of the Indiana Federation of
Fanners’ Associations; A. B. Bradfute, Ohio; J. It. Howard, Iowa, und F. C.
WHITE HOUSE UNDER SEARCHLIGHTS
Kill the Rooster.
Every year there Is a great and
needless loss In the egg trade through
Qllowing the rooster to remain with the
hens after the senson for chicken
hatching hus passed.
Keep Drinking Vessels Clean.
Clean and disinfect (by scalding or
other means) all drink dishes, particu-
larly those In which milk Is given,
every few days as a menus of prevent-
Legume in Rotation.
In the rotation of crops there should
be a leguminous crop with every rota-
tion. Among the leading ones, If not
the leading ones, are clover uud alfal-
To Check Celery Blight.
Celery blight may be controlled by
spraying the plants and beds with bor*
deaux mixture and by destroying the
diseased plants as much us possible.
The growing of legume crops has
become an Indispensable practice of
the successful farmer.
Shade for Poultry.
Both chicks and adult fowls proba-
bly suffer more from extreme heat than
It is unnatural for fowls to molt
until after they are a year old.
• • *
Ducklings will thrive better on
grnuud feed than on coarse gruins.
• • •
Mark the vigorous rapid-growing
cockerels and keep them to select next
season’s breeders from.
* * *
Clean frequently in hot weather for
filth encourages vermin and multiplies
disuse germs of nil kinds.
* * *
Oats with a small amount of ground
corn, with plenty of skim milk will
make un excellent summer ration.
* * •
Don’t expect to feed a single grain
like corn, barley, oats, or kafir com to
your poultry und expect best results.
• • •
Guinea chicks are very tender and
difficult to raise. They hnve good ap-
petites but noi very good native sense.
• • •
Every poultry keeper who Is inter-
ested in breeding better poultry should
have a copy of the American stnndurd
• • •
The American or general purpose
breeds are: Plymouth Rock, Wyan-
dotte, Rhode Island Red, Java, Domi-
nique and Buckeye.
* • •
The ordinary average annual prm
ductlon of small flocks of hens given
good care is commonly estimated at
ten dozen eggs per hen.
Washington was shown the effectiveness ot modern searchlights in an
exhibition in which the White House was illumined by powerful lights
operated by army engineers. This photograph shows tin* executive mansion,
and the east wing with the state, war nnd navy building in the background.
The puddles In the holes In the pave-
ment of the Southwest boulevard, Kan-
sas City, got to he so large that some-
body put up signs, "No Fishing Al-
Peru was fortunate during the war
In having for sale one product, sugar,
the demand for which never slackened.
Out of eight hundred thousand wom-
en in Texas, only 7,000 paid their nec-
essary poll tax In expectation of vot-
ing on future elections of the year.
A big re-enforced concrete chimney
In Japan, 550 feet high und tapering
from 48 feet 8 Inches to 27 feet 5
Inches, Is the second fullest In the
world. Measurements have shown that
a wind of 12 miles an hour vibrates
the top less than one-twenty-fifth of un
Inch. A wind of 54 miles Increases
the vibration about an Inch, nnd with
Indigestion In little chicks often
causes bowel trouble and the chicks
are doctored when all they need Is the
right kind of food and drink.
• • • i th* oscillation lusting about 2.51 sec-
Llme and sulphur dip made Just as °*»ds.
the United States bureau of animal Operated by an electric battery nnd
Industry requires for sheep nnd other
European experimenters hnve found
that adding from 30 to 50 per cent J
of graphite to negative arc light car- i
bons produces a stable arc nnd re-
duces the shadow.
The men of Portugal, ns n class,
have the reputation of being the best
dressed In I he world.
Grapefruit was introduced Into Flor-
ida by tin* Spaniards. The true name
of the fruit Is "pomelo.”
Queen Elizabeth was exceedingly
superstitious, nnd she took the pre-
caution to consult an astrologer before
naming the day for her coronation.
A woman Is tha patentee of a new
post hole digger with n hinged scoop
to remove all tho loose earth from
The newest mnchlne for etching
glassware holds the piece by suction
while the patterns are Impressed upon
More than 20,000 women are em-
hurrlcane force It reached 7.7 Inches, I ployed In the cotton mills of Bombay.
j Miss Marjorie i*. Kinder, although
i only fourteen years of age. is a na-
il tlonnl rifle champion with small-bore
j arms. Miss Kinder Is without equal
! for her age in the United States. She
j is n member of the Winchester Junior
j Rifle corps. Our photograph shows
i Miss Kinder on the range at Caldwell,
| N. J., where she displayed her unusual
ability ns n crack shot in the national
j rifle matches.
Eye for Business.
The small son of a physician In
! Scottsburg was sent to the drug store
the other evening by his mother, and
told to hurry back. While waiting for
the clerk to get to him he heard a gen-
tleman at the soda fountain order a
I roof beer anil saw him throw six
cents on the counter. After n few mo-
il meats’ deep thought the hoy swag-
g« red up to the counter. “Do you sell
two of those for 11 cents?” he asked
the clerk. "Yes.” was the answer.
"Then give me one, too,” the hoy said,
putting his nickel down carefully by
the niun’s six cents.—Indlanapolla
“They charge for putting on s
tablecloth and forks nnd spoons!” ex-
claimed the man who was study Ini
the restaurant menu.
"Don’t say anything about it I"
whispered his wife. "If you discuss
It In such a way as to bring it to gen-
eral attention they’ll probably think
they ought to collect a luxury tux lo
Little Frederick, five, was visiting
their neighbor across the way nnd no-
ticed Mrs. Smith with a new pair of
eye-glasses. "Oh. mamma.” he ex*
claimed on arriving home. "I went over
to see Mrs. Smith and she wears look-
ing glasses on her eyes."
live stock makes a fine dip for chicken
magnetos, a clock has been Invented
that runs for two years without at
The population of Madagascar nt Loyalty Is First Demand,
the close of 1017 was estimated at Business presents untold opportune
3,227.470. ties, magnificent possibilities; but ths
Boots and shoos exported by Jnpnn only man who ever succeeds for him-
during 1016 amounted to 853.608 pairs self or deserves promotion from an*
und during 1017 to 087,f71 pairs. . one else Is the man who Is loyal.
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