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THE "CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913.
TEACHER SHOWING PUPILS HOW TO TEST CORN Courtesy Rural Life.
(Continued from Page One.)
end of the ear Is sound, whilo the
other will not grow.
A like number of kernels aro tak
en from ear 'No. 2 and placed In the
square marked 2, and so on until all
the squares have been filled. After
this Is done the cloth Is again mois
tened by sprinkling and then careful
ly rolled up to avoid displacing the
kernels. Then tie a string around
the center of the roll, just tight
enough to hold the kernels in place.
After preparing ono or more Rag
Babies in this manner place them in
a bucket or pail of warm, but not
scalding water. A ten quart pail will
hold ten or fifteen rolls. They
should not he packed in too tight.
A f i or ctnrwUnfr frr f li mn ri fnnr
hours the water is poured off and the
pall wrapped in plenty of old news
papers. In about two days the newspapers
should be removed, the pail again
filled with warm water and loft to
stand for five or ten minutes. The
water is then drained off as before
and the covering of newspapers re
placed. It is very important to see
that the rolls aro not allowed to
freeze. If left In a cold room over
night they should be protected with
In seven or eight days the sprouts
will be about two inches long and
the Rag Babies are then carefully
unrolled for examination. The good
and the bad seed can bo distinguish
ed at a glance. If one kernel out of
any square has not begun to grow,
mouldy, It means that the ear cor-
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responding to that square is unsafe
for planting and should be thrown
out. From twelve to fifteen ears are
required to plant an acre. As a gen
eral thing, three or four ears out of
every dozen are shown by tho Rag
Baby test to be too weak for plant
ing. Consequently when only
enough ears to plant one acre aro to
be tested, it is advisable to use a
longer piece of cloth and to mark off
twenty squares, an upper and a low
er row of ten each. Out of the twen
ty it is likely that enough good ears
will be found to plant an acre
It is Important to take good care
of tho ears after thoy have been test
ed, and It is better not to do the test
ing until two or three weeks before
planting time. In shelling the test
ed ears it is considered best to re
movo the small or irregular kernels
at each end, as these kernels do not
usually germinate and grow as well
as those in the middle, and their
irregular shape also prevents uni
form dropping inthe planter.
There are three reasons why
teachers, especially in the rural
schools, should be Interested In seed
corn testing as a school exercise: ,It
furnishes an easy and interesting
study in seed germination and plant
growth; tho extended use of a good
method has vast economic value in
improving the productiveness of
American agriculture, and the teach
ing of it in the rural schools exerts
a strong influence toward increasing
the. confidence of the parents in tho
permanent worth of good school
work. The teacher who once begins
intelligently to try some simple exer
cises in agricultural nature study
will not long be loft in doubt as to
the responsive interest which she
can awaken in any kind of produc
tive school work. Children love to
do things especially things that are
obviously useful. And they need
only judicious direction in order to
turn this instinct into various forms
of self-education, which is the only
kind that sticks.
It is recommended that each school
have seed testing contests, with suit
able prizes for the boys and girls.
When the Rag Baby method has been
taught, the children are .requested
to go to fathers, brothers, or to
neighbors who have no children, and
ask for enough ears of corn to make
a Rag Baby test. These ears are to
be selected by the farmers according
to their best judgment. They are
also supposed to become the "part
ners" of the children to whom they
have given the corn. In this way
each farmer Is pitted against his
neighbor as to his ability to pick
good seed corn. This re-doubles his
After the Rag Babies are prepared
they are kept at school until ready
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to be examined. A day is chosen for
this, and as thoy are unrolled one by
one the score of each Is kept on a
sheet of paper, with the name of the
child and his man partner at the
top. Each ear is marked according
to the results shown by the test.
"Good," "Weak," and "Dead." Ten
points may bo allowed for each ker
nel that shows strong germinating
power, or a maximum of sixty points
for any ono square in which all of
the kernels are strong. In tho same
way five points may be allowed for
each weak kernel, while tho dead
ones are marked zero. Tho winners
are decided by adding up all tho
points. In every case the score
cards should be taken home by tho
children and shown to their partners.
The latter are requested to substi
tute good ears for the bad ones and
then a final test is held at -which all
of tho farmers are invited to be
Carrying out the plan still further,
this acre which has been tested in
school should bo planted and har
vested in partnership, and introduced
in the corn contests the following
spring as a joint produce of the man
An acre of corn if planted In
check rows-, hills three feet and six
inches apart, has 355G hills; and,
with three stalks to the hills, con
tains 10, CCS stalks. If ono stalk In
each hill produqes a ten-ounce ear,
the yield per acre will bo 31.7 bush
els. The overage yield in the United
States is but twenty-six bushels.
From this It will easily be seen that
on the average two stalks out of each
hill do .not produce ears at all or are
missing. What is immensely more
important than large ears Is a field
of corn in which every stalk pro
duces a good eight or ten ounce ear.
Three eight-ounce ears per hill will
practically triple the present average
yield. If care is taken in selecting
only choice ears, and then testing
them, long strides will be made In
increasing corn yields. Rural Life.
Wllkes-Barre, April 17. Follow
ing the opening of the sixty-second
conference of the Methodist Episco
pal ministers of tho Wyoming dis
trict, Bishop Joseph F. Berry, D. D.,
LL. D., who is presiding, announced
that he had brought with him from
Philadelphia Rev. Dr. Munhall, a not
ed evangelist, who will speak each
morning at 8:15 in the First M. E.
church on Franklin street, where the
conference Is being held. Ho ex
plained that these sermons by tho
evangelist will bo an extension of tho
campaign recently waged by Rev.
"Billy" Sunday, and that the public
would bo admitted.
The sessions opened Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock and the sacra
ment of the Lord's supper was ad
ministered to the ministers and the
Christian folk present. Tho sacra
ment was administered by the four
district superintendents of the Wyo
ming conference, Rev. L. C. Mur
dock, D. D Rev. H. C. McDermott, D.
D. , Rev. J. A. Hensey, D. D Rev. O.
S. Severson, D. D., assisted by Rev.
Charles E. Guthrie, pastor of the
church where tho conference Is be
At the request of Bishop Berry,
Dr. Munhall, of Philadelphia, who is
to carry on tho evangelistic work
during the conference week, describ
ed the tankard used during the com
munion service, which was of un
usual historical interest. Tho recep
tacle was used in the first Methodist
conference ever held in America,
which was in Philadelphia in 1773,
in the house of Hannah Burke. Rev.
Francis Asbury was tho first Ameri
can bishop, and he presided over the
little conference that numbered nine
members. The tankard is now tho
property of Attorney E. A. Smith of
Philadelphia, a relative of tho bis
hop. As a preliminary to tho conferenco
there was held Monday and Tuesday
evening in First M. E. church exam
inations of candidates for the minis
try and a double anniversary session
of the board of Sunday schools and
Epworth leagues. Tho examinations
were conducted during the day In
tho Sunday school building, the an
niversary observance last night In
the main portion of tho church. Rev.
E. B. Singer, of Sherbune, N. Y.,
president of the conference Epworth
leagues, conducted the evening meet
ing. Tho speaker was Rev. L. C.
Hartman of Chicago, a member ol
tho national M. E. board of Sunday
Rev. Mr, Hartman's address to
Sunday school teachers was a plea
for them to secure an artist's concep
tion of their work. His address was
Dr. G. A. Place, formerly of Hones
dale, presided at tho examinations. 1
The classes were distributed In
groups in tho Sunday school rooms.
Those register were:
Candidates for admission Leon
ard D. Armlln, Walter R. Wllllnms,
Clair F. Littell, Harry J. Rines, S.
J. Callender, S. S. Robbins, William
First year studies Fenton E.
Weller, Little Meadows, Pa.; E. W.
Morrison, New Mllford, Pa.; Charles
C. Volz, of Morris, N. Y.; Harry E.
Wheeler, Wellsbridge, N. Y.; Edgar
L. Cook, W. Fallls Hunter, Rush,
Pa.; Wesley L. AIcKelvey, Francis L.
Blish, Susquehanna, Pa.; Palmer L.
Taylor, Pleasant Mount.
Frank E. Moyer, formerly of Da
mascus, Wayne county, will prob
ably go to another denomination.
Second year Robert E. Fletcher,
Tioga Center, N. Y.; William E.
El ward, LoRaysville, Pa.; W. B.
Arnold, Lackawaxen, Pa.; A. R.
Rines, Whitney's Point, N. Y.; W. E.
Dodge, West Exeter, N. Y.; G. M.
Grimths, Maple, Pa.
Third year John G. Frey, Clark's
Green, Pa.; P. N. Taylor, Springville,
George R. Savidge, Lisle, Broomo
county, N. Y.
Fourth year R. E. Austin, Harp
ersvllle, Pa.; Charles Adams, Dav
ensport, N. Y.; W. T. Schenck, West
Nicholson, Pa.; George Farnsworth,
Maine, N. Y.; E. D. Cook, Lanes
boro, Pa.; W. H. Horton, Sanitaria
Springs, N. Y.; O. G. Russell, Hamlin,
Pa.; George V. McAllister, Appala
chln, N. Y.
Among thoso who conducted the
examinations were: George H. Pren
tice, E. A. Martin, D. S. MacKellar,
F. W. Young, J. W. Nicholson, N. B.
Ripley, G. N. Underwood, J. S.
Crompton, R. L. Clark, C. B. Henry,
Sidney E. Hunt, G. M. Bell, C. H.
Newlng, Geo. S. Connell, B. M. Johns,
R. H. Boyce, Albert Clarke, R. W.
Dr. Charles E. Guthrie, pastor of
tho First Methodist church, planned
every detail of the present sessions
with the utmost care and has exhib
ited a crasD of conditions that shows
a thorough knowledge of the needsi
of a great convention.
A large room Is equipped with
writing tables where stationery is
provided free of charge, and where
tho Underwood company furnishes
free stenographic service. Typewrit
ers are also placed for use of guests.
A post office is equipped with up-to-date
Another appreciated feature is a
rest room for visiting wives and rela
tives of the ministers.
Beachlake, April 17.
Richard Brock, of East Beachlake,
has been quite 111.
On Sunday, April Gth, Wesley Van
Wert and family spent tho day at
the homo of Mr. and Mrs. William
Oliver of Genungtown.
Mrs. Mervin Gavltt and son Har
old, of Waymart, have been home
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Troverton of this place.
On Wednesday, April 9 th, James
Gregory, of East Beachlake, had tho
misfortune to lose one of his fine
Wm. Rosevere of Boyds Mills, has
been spending a fow days here at the
home of his uncle, Edward Pomeroy.
Mrs. Hallie Doyle, of the West, Is
here spending some time with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells.
Mrs. Alex Crosby of Central Beach
lake, spent Friday afternoon at the
homo of Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Crosby.
Miss Lizzie Davey, who has been
spending some time in Honesdale,
is home visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Judson Davey.
On Wednesday, April 9th, William
F. Wood of this place made a trip
Mrs. Margaret Crosby, of Lake
Huntington, spent a few days here
last week visiting friends and rela
tives. Mrs. Wm. H. Wilson of Valhalla
Cottage, and Mrs. William Marshall
of Altoona Farm, spent the day on
Thursday at the home of Mrs. How
ard Bishop, of East Honesdale.
Mrs. John Gregory, who has been
quite ill, is able to be out again.
There will bo a box social held for
the benefit of tho Beachlake band at
tho homo Thomas Olver on Saturday
evening, April 19th. Each lady is to
bring a box containing lunch for
two, which the gentlemen will buy.
Everyone Is invited to come and
help tho boys.
Charles Barnes of this placo is
working for Mr. Spry of Indian Or
chard. Rev. Wm. J. .Seymour left for con
ference on Tuesday. Owing to his
absence Rev. C. T. VanGorder will
preach In the M. E. church Sunday
morning, April 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Budd and Mrs.
John Budd spent Tuesday at Hones-dale.
Waymart, April 17.
Miss Margaret Ryan is suffering
from a severe attack of lagrlppo.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Moylan have
returned home after spending the
past month with their son In Phila
delphia. Mrs. John Ryan and sons, William
and Matthew, of Carbondale, were
guests of friends In this locality Sun
day. Master Nicholas Savage is recov
ering from a slight attack of eczema.
Miss Amanda Thorpo was the
guest of Honesdale friends one day
during the past week.
Wm. Sheehey is seriously sick at
Lake Como, April 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Mills have returned
to the Lodge after spending the win
ter at Binghamton.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Knapp spent
Monday In Hancock.
George Brain spent a few days
last week at Pleasant Mount.
The base ball boys had a box so
cial In the hall last Friday night and
cleared about $30.
Mrs. Ferguson visited friends In
Hancock last week.
Rev. German Is attending confer
ence at Wllkes-Barre this week.
Hope ho may be returned to us.
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