Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 03, 1931, Image 2

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" team was held in check by muscular chariot. ;
‘drivers clad only in loin cloths, “My lord king,” he panted, bowing
whose arms were drawn taut in low, “Jehu's army crept up in the
= SL their efforts to keep their steeds night and Hes astound ‘the shoulder |
3, 1 ‘from bolting. io
a Stenie, Phe Spel. . In each chariot, behind the driv- Ha) How far distant are they?
‘er, stood two silent warrio "
EPIC OF THE RESSURRECTION. po, 00 0. Gna’ javelins, Ahaziah stroked his sleek black
By Hasty, Cistke Da uit ma EN eat
was a su
Long. long ago. within the Holy City, g,4 grrows, id low him, He spoke to the runner,
The eager throng had gathered for the |
| TOs pragtrn of Soe ry.
-| Many so ers were,
The chy stood in richest glow and splen Joserhs voun men dhe, the south Then to ie That
. de; ern kingdom udah, who ac-
ae shiving object ofall Jewih yride: | companied thelr king ‘to aid Joram A youth clad only in a tightly At.
oqwind temple rt Syl the a EOE So fun
Fb! 1ad- tion inc y u, who aspired to carry the m e, lea run-
To ¥itg Whote Turvic walls mn Shui: | the ‘Viironie of Taradl; ner who had just arrived to recover
| Many of Ahaziah’s people had mur- his breath in order to take later or-
Here, then, in days that ages have made mured when he declared his inten- ders where they might be needed.
misty, tion of aiding his uncle; but he had The king stood proudly erect
Was borne the pain of One who in the persisted in his design and marched in his chariot. his hand
shadows trod, northward with his army, much to to enjoin silence, he cried to his men:
And here the eyes of men, with gladness the delight of Joram and his court. “Men of Judah! Soon this rebel and
overbrimming, Just before the king had set out his host will be before us. Let no man
Beheld the triumph of the risen Sonof from Jerusalem, his sister, Jeho- Eive an inch, or let an enemy pass.
Err rer emma nt ae A
their bridles. Each A runner dashed up beside the
God. 'sheba, had called Joseph aside and For my sake, and for your own, let
had talked very earnestly with him us show them what true soldiers can
Then listen, ye who on this Easter morn- in private. do for their land, since fight we
ing “Joseph,” she said seriously, gaz- must!"
Find heart and soul athrob in joyous
Oh, listen as
is telling
this day in gladdest notes
ing into his clear black eyes, “my
brother, the king, has said that you
are to be one of the pages who will
accompany him on his cam
A cheer answered him, and the
Riots drew in around him as he
foned to his driver to proceed. On
they went swinging into the position
The story which the ages shall for- Now, tell me, for I know you love Abaziah had said they should take.
evermore prolong.
One is passing through the city,
Guarded by the soldiers’ spears
From the thronging crowd of scoffers,
From the rabble with its sneérs.
Over via Dolorosea
To the hill outside the gate,
Walks the weary Man of Sorrws,
Victims of his people's hate.
Slowly up the hillside toiling,
Followed by the eager throng, -
With the cross his vision meeting,
Moves the Christ to suffer wrong.
Lifted is the soldier's hammer!
Nails are driven through hands and
feet! i
In the earth the cross is planted!
Shouts of scorn his sufferings greet!
Hands that healed and feet that car- Sons?
Eyes that pitied, heart of love,
Is your ministry forgotten
Oh, have mercy, God above!
See, the noonday sun is hidden,
Darkness reigns, not golden light; |
God's own heaven is clothed in mourn- |
Angels cannot bear the sight.
Hark! the earth is loudly groaning,
By its quakings split and rent;
Nature's lamentation mighty
For the King whose life is spent,
Look! the temple's massive curtain,
Glory of the Jewish heart,
Now in fluttering strips is waving,
Torn by unseen hands apart.
On the breast the head has fallen,
Gazed are now the weary eyes,
Veins no longer scorch with fever,
Ears are deaf to ribald cries.
Broken is the heart of mercy,
Scoffers, have ye now no tear
See! that now the side is pierced
Blood and water meet the spear.
Shame has touched the Lord of Glory!
Shadows claim the Lord of Light!
Helpless seems the Lora of Power!
Death has seized the Lord of Might!
Dead he hangs upon the summit
Of Judea's skull-shaped hill;
When the black tide surged tumultuous,
None could utter, ‘Peace, be still.”
So it ends, this life of godness,
So it ends, upon the tree,
So it ends, oh, Son of Mary,
Wondrous Man of Galilee.
From the cross the form is lifted,
Mangled like an earthly clod,
Bruised and broken, stained and bloody,
Body of the Son of God. !
Hasten, Joseph, unto Pilate!
Beg the body for thy tomb!
Bathe and cleanse with tender pity!
Let thy love shine through the gloom!
Thou, too, Nicodemus, hasten,
Burdened with the precious spice;
For’ tis he whose radiant teaching
Gave the truth beyond all price.
In the grave, the battle ended,
Lies the body of the King;
He who came with angel anthems,
Now is slain by death's sharp sting.
“Barth to earth! is this thy portion
Thou whose power the grave could rob
“Dust to dust!” shall ashes claim thee,
Now the pulse has ceased to throb?
Weeping Galilean women
Mark the tomb which is his bed:
Turn them homeward sorrowing,
For their Lord of Life is dead.
Tenderly they mix the perfumes
Moistened with their tears of grief,
With the love which in his wanderings
Ministered to his relief.
It would have been a wonderful
day for pleasure outing; but Joseph,
when he opened his eyes and looked
from the tent which he occupied
with several other boys, knew t
there would be little pleasure or joy
for them that day.
Near at hand earnest voices could
be heard, for in the huge tent which
king of Judah, and Joram, king of |
Israel, were holding counsel with
their generals. i
When the boys had been seni to
their tent the night before, all had
been confusion in the t camp
spread in the valley; but this morn- |
ing when they looked forth the
tents had disappeared and as far as
they could see were ranks of char-
jots and foot soldiers,
Near at hand were score after
score of war chariots, each ol
by three lithe horses with bright-
‘door to look into the dor.
inherit his
|diers. The soldier lanced
the cause of Jehovah, and will tel
me truly, will you risk danger, 1r
need be, to save our kingdom from
“Why, to be sure, madam?
what danger is there?”
Jeho-sheba walked soft]
to the
“Listen, lad!” She drew Joseph
close to her and spoke softely. “Lis.
ten! If it should be that harm le-
falls my brother while he is wih
the army, what think u woud
happen here? What ght befall
the kingdom?”
Jeseph shook his head, wonder-
ing just what she was trying to get
| at.
“You think all will be well? Think
‘you that our mother will let the
kingdom fall to one of my brother's
Alas! May I be forgiven if I
judge her wrongly; but I fear she is
my own mother!”
“But, madam, what can she do?
Is it not the law that the king's son
kingdom ?”
The woman shook her head at
such innocence,
“You know little of the wa
ambition, Joseph! And you ew |
not my mother's mother, Jezebel!
She was filled with wickedness and
ambition; and I have heard my
mother, who inherited her mad am- |
bition, say things that abode no
good for Judah, if ever she has a
chance at the throne.” king’
Impressed by the tone of her!
voice more than by her words, Joseph
“But what is it you wish me to
do? I shall be far away from the
e and can do nothing if the
og i killed.
3 ’ lf much Jou can do,
oseph! an to my |
brother, come Ping with the speed |
of the wind! Let me know it before |
my mother learns of it! The king's |
children may need protection from—" |
Jeho-sheba stopped abruptly for a
moment, then continued: !
“Promise me, Joseph! Let noth-
ing—nothing—stop you until you
reach me with news. Promise!”
“Very well, madam.”
“That is well, Now, Joseph, take
this.” She pressed a packet into his
hand. “Itis
Joseph drew himself up proudly.
“You may trust me. If any harm
befalls my lord, the king, no one.
here shall know of it before you.”
“May Jehovah make it so!” Jeho- POY
sheba spoke devoutly. “For if my
mother should be moved to put away
the king's children and seize the
government, woe be u Jehovah's |
people. Now, go about your tasks!
can trust you."
All these things came into Joseph's
mind as he gazed through the early
morning light and saw the war-like
scene below. He turned to listen to
a boy who had come in at the other
end of the tent,
! Come!
to stand in the chariot with the
king! Hurry! You provide water,
and I'll see that everything else is
ready in his chariot. He is about
to leave his tent now.”
Elated at the honor bestowed on
him, Joseph hastened to fill a skin
with water from the spring
that bubbled from the hill back of
the tents, then he hurried in to the
oi a nite that |
» e i
of the soldiers Ba Jt thate the
ht before. prove u-
DE got 1010 he thick of the
blast of trumpets announced to
the wali army that the
were about to mount their chariots.
The hostlers anxiously spoke sooth-
ing words to their horses in an ef-
fort to quiet them as the rulers ap-
peared, and the soldiers who formed
the royal bodyguard glanced over
their eq t to see that all was
as it should be. A moment later
the young rulers stepped into r
chariots and the army began to
Commands rang out along the line
of waiting men; horses snorted and
reared in the air as they lunged for-
ward; the sound of metal clashing
against metal could be heard far
and near; a thin veil of dust rose
its fate.
Joseph, holding lightly with one
hand > the side of the lurching
chariot, glanced ba¢x at the ani-
mated scene. He saw, without
giving it much thought a wiry young |
fellow pushing himself forward into
the ranks of the and
whisper a word to one of the sol-
around A
from the hand of the intruder. then
he dropped back, permitting the
stranger to take his place instead.
gold, you may need it!” Word
Beyond them and to their left the
troops of Israel moved rapidly across
the opening between the hills, ford-
ing a shallow stream, and marched
rapidly forward to block the entrance
of Jehu's force.
Before this was accomplished, how-
ever a deafening shout arose from
the opposing army and a solid line of
chariots dashed forward through the
valley. Joram's chariots swept up to
meet them, but Ahaziah motioned to
his generals to wait until they might
be needed before joining in the fray,
With rapid beating heart Joseph
watched. Often he had heard battles |
described, but never had he witness-
ed one; nor had he dreamed that it
would be like this!
One after another he saw chariots
overturned and the drivers and sol-
diers fall beneath the madly beating
hoofs of the horses. Such men as
were able to rise to their feet were
quickly cut down by the more fortu-
nate ones in the chariots. One char-
iot locked wheels with another which
crashed against it, and the occupants
fought almost breast to breast.
Ji held his breath, clutching
the of the chariot tightly in his
excitement. His eyes traveled across
the yalley, from one ting mass to
another. He started. t was that
moving on the far hillside ?
“My lord!”
The boy respectfully touched the
k s arm.
“Look, my lord—there, on the hill-
Quickly Ahaziah looked where the
cle from the rear! Go, A !
him! ickly!” wy. £0
He turned and motioned for Joseph
to go, but the lad stood irresolutely
beside him.
“Boy! Hear you not?
“May I speak, my lord king?"
Joseph was frightened at his dis-
obedience, but he must explain. The
king nodded haughtily.
“My king, it is not my wish to
disobey, but when I left the palace
your sister, Jeho-sheba, made me
promise to keep near you so that 1
could return quickly to her with
of any mishap that might be-
fall you. If T go to seek your uncle,
who knows whether I may be able to
find you again in the battle?”
The king's eyes had lighted as the
spoke, for he realized in a flash
his sister's intentions.
As soon as the boy was gone, the
turned again to Joseph.
did wen, . Now,
my words. t is like-
few moments we shall
ick of the battle, and all
well with me. If it
guard my little one, Joseph!
not aid in the battle, for it
lies in Jehovah's hands-—but make
to the city
king spoke truly, for, almost
he ceased speaking, a wing
rebel army swung toward him
few moments later the body-
had all it could do to keep the
my from their king.
runner forced his way through
cling desperately to the
t. A broken pro-
his side it was
ear that he had but a few more
breaths to take before he expired.
. “My king,” he gasped through
| blood-flecked lips, “fly for your life!
Your uncle—your uncle—"
Joseph opened the mouth of the
water bottle and poured a stream of
the grateful fluid Into the parched
and panting lips, giving the poor
enough to finish
runner refreshment
his message intelligibly.
, “—your uncle, King Joram, is
d ”
| As the boy sank eo the ground a
Might of arrows whiszed throu the
‘air. Instinctively Joseph dodged
down behind the side of the chariot
and escaped injury, but the king was
not so fortunate. One of the ar-
rows struck with a thud aaginst his
into the air and soon became a pall. side, pierced the garments and flesh,
rose above the smaller one, Ahaziah, The army moved forward to meet and went
deep into the body.
With a half-strangled cry the
king sank into the arms of one of
his men, who laid him tenderly be-
side the chariot. With great dif-
ficulty the king spoke.
“Away, quickly! Boy!” at his mo-
|tion, Joseph stoopea so that the
| king could whisper in his ear then
= leaped to the ground and sped
ing groups, ging blows rnd
spears, heading alwavs toward the
south, Joseph worked his way to the
ted; then he shouted in
“They are going to attack ny
you return to Jerusalem
Here and there between the fight-
n his best life
see the path, and in his death the price,
And in his ressurection proof supreme
valley behind the army, In
! he noticed another person
—Edward Young.
—Which shall
tinsel-decked form filled with candy
of rather questionable value, or the
Easter basket that combines present
‘with future worth? When planning
the basket for the gift, it is undeni-
able that there should be something
see which could reach Jerusalem pore than a combination of much
fivst. money and little taste; indeed, it
as he ran, J €on- jg petter to have a little less of the
sidered the matter. It was far, far former, and by emphasizing the lat-
to Jerusalem, and much might hap- (ep
pen to him before he could reach r
Jeho-sheba with his warning; if he
failed, the king's children might be partment will unfold hundreds of
murdered; he must find a horse to shapes to your eyes—forms 80 love-
ride, and save his strength as long |y in color and variety and the spe-
as he possibly could. cially “seasonable” baskets of greens
Fortunately for him, many horses, and pinks will be relegated to the
broken away from their chariots, past, when beauty was not so much
dashed across the level valley. Run- insisted upon.
ning rapidly beside one of tem, From the dull shades that have
Joseph grasped its mane and swung the advantage of affording an har-
himself upon its back. ; monious background for any color, a
A shout behind him caused him to receptacle for the gift (it may be a
look back, and at the same instant plant, flowers, or candy) can be
a spear shrieked through the alr involved that will stand for the best
and cut through his left arm into in this line.
the muscles of his side. As he sank With green leaves from the flow-
forward on the horse's neck, he had er counter, nd pale yellow satin
a glimpse of the man behind him, ribbon, a spray of tiny rosebuds is
his face distorted with anger. He possible to any woman who has the
saw the man fall into easy stride of 'nack of tying. The forms are
the experienced runner, and then he ~uite small, three or four loops of
saw no more for a long time. the ribbon being used for each bud.
When Joseph regained conscious- For those who prefer the undeco-
hess darkness had fallen, and so had rated form, a round basket filled
he! He was lying on the ground with fresh eggs contains no head-
under a tree, whose branches had aches for the fortunate recipient. It
evidently brushed him off the horse's is a gift for an invalid that will
back, He did not move for a mo- bring the thought of the giver in
ment, but stared up at the stars, tangible form. If for the little boy
wondering what had happened. or girl, a morning spent in deco-
In a flash he remembered. He rating the eggs with faces, or colors,
scrambled to his feet, only to utter will fully compensate for the lack
a cry of pain as he moved his wound- of the sweets that usually result in
ed side. What was to be done? He vain regrets.
tried but could not run because of It is hardly necessary to suggest
the pain; then a thrill of joy passed that each of these baskets will fit
through him, for he heard a soft into a niche when the Easter season
whinny near at hand. is no more. For the porch, the
The horse had remained near sewing table or the library shelf
when Joseph had fallen, and the they will supply just the tangible
boy had no trouble catching him reminder that we are improving in
and mounting, although every move the appreciation of the beautiful. A
caused streaks of pain to throb in basket selected and decorated in this
make the Easter basket a gift
worthy of the thought.
A stroll through any basket de-
his side. ‘fashion will be received with as
On h the night and the much joy as the coming of the
early mo the boy urged the springtime,
horse, not to pause lest the
other messenger reach the city first.
Toward noon he saw a tiny figure Before you decide to make over
a garment, examine the fabric to
assure yourself that it is worth it.
It is a pity to waste time and ef-
could not forbear a shout fort remaking something which will
of tation as he man.
He saw the man uble his efforts
and spurt forward at astonishing
speed; but he was ay exhausted
sider, too, the cost of new material
and the value of your time.
To test the st of a piece of
material, pull it lengthwise and cross-
wise to discover its weak spots.
Hold it up between you and the
ht and see if it is more worn
n you realized. If it is worth
making over, you have the style in
your favor. This is to be a season
‘of great combination of goods and
of the colors.
eho- Take sare; in Walking a Sarment
| over, change aces of wear.
inti Jue Co to the Use better pieces for parts which
“Your brother, my lord the king, must endure the most strain. Cut
bade me say that he could not live, ut the weak spots, if you can
He begs of you to save his babe, Adapt the style so completely that
Joash, and to teach him to lead a Lhe Wearer will feel delighted with
better life than his father, who for- ‘Ne made over garment and not as
got Jehovah. And my lord the king though it were second hand or a
said I was to be the little one's sunsitute, Freauently a made-over
guard” en ae tnd
Bh $6 Jut¥ Siuived. Jonepl: sank at than was ever felt in it: first life.
he regained his senses he found -
himself in a cool, dark room, out- ~The room in which a baby sleeps
side which a perfumed lantern should contain no upholstered furni-
leamed. Beside him, in a dim ture or heavy curtains on which dirt
t shed by the lantern, he saw and can find a lodging, and
Jeho-sheba sitting with a babe in b place, The walls, if pos-
her arms. sible, should be sc finished as to al-
Evidently she knew the first ques- low frequent wiping with a damp
tion he would ask, for she leaned cloth. The temperature of the
forward and said to the eager youth: baby's room should be kept not
“All is well, my lad. We are in higher than 68 or 70 degrees in win-
a secret room. The babe is safe, ter and in summer should be kept as
but his grandmother put all his cool as possible with awning and
brothers to death, See, here he is shutters. The windows should be
—your king!” kept open day and night in summer
For six thereafter Joseph and in winter the room should be
helped secrete the little one from aired two or three times a day.
the evil grandmother, who usurped
the throne and gave the kingdom
over to idolatry.
of spinach and all other vegetables
OLD EASTER CUSTOMS ‘as con beneficial vitamins,
Louise Gibbons Gurnee, New Yo
For many centuries past the ob- dietitian, in an analysis appearing
servation of Easter has been accom- in the current number of The Coun-
panied with many odd customs. The | Home.
cause of the eggs at this season oreover, Mrs. Gurnee attributed
‘dates back to antiquity. Widely the liking for dandelion greens, curly
separated Christian mythologies de- docks, horseradish shoots, mustard
‘clare that eggs were used in the tops, sour grass and sheep sorrel
Easter celebrations centuries back, principally to the Hoosier State, of
‘that it was considered the symbol of which she is a native.
ressurection. In those times, as in “Green peas,” she says, “may have
the present day, eggs were given by chosen a later date for their spring
one person to , and were kept debut. But there are the good,
as keepsakes. Another custom of old-fashioned “greens” rich in vita-
the Eastertide wich Bas died Sut | mins, iron and all the other dietetic
in countries, exception | virtues, wing in your front yard,
of Wales, was the lighting of Easter in the re corners and down by
fires on the mountainsides. It was the ‘crick’. On the Indiana farm
in this manner that the ancients where I grew up, every one of these
celebrated the triumph of spring over herbs or weeds was utilized.
winter and showed their gladness. mess of greens was something to
Centuries ago in France many chortle over.
unique means were used to show the “Jf you think watercress as some-
joys of the populace at the coming only served as a salad in
of spring and the Easter day. His- fashionable restaurants, try cooking
tory tells us that at many of the jt as you would dandelion greens.
‘old cathedrals in that country, and, “Dandelions! Ah, there is a dish
in fact, at all places of worship, a for spring!
‘solemn game of ball was played on “Pick out the stems and wash the
| Baster Sunday. The priests, canons eaves thoroughly. Put them into
and other dignitaries of the church a heavy pot or saucepan, Pour
took part in this solemn game, gyer them enough boil water to
which was religiously played each cover. Cast ina piece of salt pork,
year. a ham bone or several slices of
All of the different modes of cele- pacon. Cook for about 30 minutes
bration, however, were for one pur- and serve with boiled potatoes.
pose alone, the expression of joy at “Throughout the Middle West
the ressurection of Jesus Christ. ns are almost always cooked
Rites and customs that would, at with a ham bone “to which clings
|this day and time, seem ludicrous, enough meat for the meal. Boiled
| were performed with the sincerity potatoes in jackets and corn bread
|and solemn rites with which we at- nade from yellow meal are as much
| tend our churches. ‘an accompaniment to greens as
| meringue is to lemon pie.
Sky—"T hear you and your wife| “Vinegar is usually served with
had some words.” greens or a small amount of vinegar
Hy—*T still have mine. I didn't mav be added while the greens are
get a chance to use them.” cooking."
not give good wear afterward. Con- *8!
—Producers who wish to compete
at the State Farm Show next year
should save 3 or 4 gallons of their
best maple syrup. Your county
agent can give you the details re-
Sardi the classes for maple pro-
it be—the gaudy
i Prune all broken or
roots before replanting Jamaged
shrubs. Set the individual ts
not more than 2 to 3 inches
than they originally stood in the
nursery row.
Undesirable varieties of apples
can be improved by grafting scions
from good known varieties on them.
Whip-grafting or tongue grating i=
recommended by Penn State t
specialists for top-working young
trees or for root or stock grafting.
-—-Proper ventilation and watering
aid the growth of early vegetable
plants. Protection at night and
ventilation in the day time will
keep the temperature at the right
level, Watering should be done on
only sunny mornings.
—Bees need protection from the
cold spring winds. Locating the
apiary near a woods or behind out-
buildings will give natural protection.
Artificial protection can be obtained
by planting an evergreen hedge or
by building a high board fence.
~The muslin-covered coldframe
has provided growers of canning
tomatoes an economical and satis-
factory way to grow their own
Plants. Last year, 100,000 plants
were grown this way in five demon-
strations in Adams county. One
grower produced his plants at a
total cost of 80 cents a thousand,
ready for the field on May 25.
—Reserve June 11 for a trip to
State College. Farmers’ Field Day
will be held then.
~The poultry department of the
| Pennsylvania State ~ollege has pub-
lished some interusiing work om
feed consumption and cost of raising
turkeys in complete confinement.
Apparently the idea that turkeys re-
uire large fields for range has been
proved. ¥. M, Funk, who con-
ducted this werk at the Pennsylva-
nia State college but who is now
with the poultry department of the
Missouri College of Agriculture,
summarizes the eperiment with tur-
keys as follows:
1.The average weight of the
Bronze toms at 28 weeks was 19
pounds and the White Holland toms
averaged 16.4 pounds at the same
2. The rate of growth obtained
was greater than that heretofore
3. The mash and grain consump-
tion per bird for the first 24 weeks
was 58.06 pounds and 56.12 pounds
for the Bronze and White Holland
varieties, respectively.
4, The feed cost of producing a
pound of gain was 14.7 cents for
the Bronze and 15.3 cents for the
White Holland.
5. As the birds approached maturi-
ty, the feed to produce a
pound of gain increased from 2.56
(to 7.71 pounds.
6. The protein intake remained at
‘a high level until the eighteenth week,
varying around 20 per cent. The
fourth week the level decreased from
20.2 per cent to 14.8 per cent.
7. More than 93 per cent of all
turkeys started were raised to mar-
ket A
8. The loss from blood and feather
dressing for the males was 9.5 per
cent; for the females, 10.4 per cent.
The full drawn birds showed a total
shrinkage of 24.2 and 24.7 per cent
for the males and females,
tively. These differences are due to
size, not to sex.
9. Excellent market birds were
produced in complete confinement,
~—Most of the eggs are fertile
within five days after a male bird
is placed with the females, but it is
better to mate the pens two to four
weeks before one wishes to sdve
eggs, so that the birds may become
accustomed to their new quarters
and to each other. In case another
male has been with the flock before
putting a new male in, one cannot be
sure the eggs will all be fertilized
by the new male until at least three
weeks have elapsed.
—By all means feed milk in some
form, and include in your ration also
1 per cent of cod liver oil in the
mash and 5 per cent of alfalfa leaf
meal or alfalfa or clover leaves from
your hay mow. Carrots, mangels,
small potatoes, rutabagas, cabbage
and sprouted oats are all good, but
do not feed more than seven
a day to 100 hens. Water with the
chill ‘off should be furnished in cold
weather and oyster shell and grit
provided for best results.
~The Minnesota plan of raising
turkeys in confinement consists in
matching and rearing artificially
and ranging them on clean soil. One
plan is to build a roosting shelter in
the middle of the range, containing
four trap doors, one leading into
each fenced lot. The entire fenced
area contains about an acre of land
over which no poultry have ranged
for several years.
Each one-quarter acre lot has
proven large enough for 200 or 300
young turkeys when they are turf-
ed out of a different trap door into
a different lot at least once each
month. The plan calls for care-
ful feeding and keeping the turkeys
‘away from chickens at all times.
Many dairymen when starting
to feed skim milk to their calves
make the mistake of feeding too
much. They seem to think that
when they change from whole milk
to skim milk they ought to feed
more because of the absence of but-
terfat. This is a mistake, Skim
milk contains a little more protein,
in fact, a little more of all the nu-
trients except fat, than whole milk,
and grain, such as corn, oats
bran. or a mixture of these products,
should be added to the ration.