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i ii ii i i i i i i ili I I I II III I I IIII I II BREWSTER HERALD Sbnplicity One Good Feature of This Attractive Building So many houses are being built without porches these days that many will welcome a design offering an ample front porch with all the summer evening comforts tlmt tt suggests as an outdoor living room almost as large as the indoor living room itself. By W. A. RADFORD Mr. William A. Radford will answer questions and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to practical home building, for the read- ers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as editor, author and manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these sub- ects. Address all Inquiries to William A. 1Radford, No. 407 South Dearborn Btreet, Chicago, :Ill., and only inclose two-cent stamp for rePlY. Simplicity Is one of the good fea- tures of the home building design shown in tile accompanying Illustra- tion. But what will be most inter- sstlng to the prospective home builder is the fact that this house can be built for a mlnimumsum. The house Is not large, being 22 feet deep and 26 feet wide. It contains [lye large rooms. How these rooms ' .... ' ....... i io'o'xlo'' ' f': "71 First Floor Plan, are arranged and the 'sizes of each are shown In the floor plan reproduced with tlle exterior view. This house Is of a simple construc- ' tlon set on a concrete foundation with clapboard siding. It Is what Is kffown as a two-gable house. The wide ter. raced porch with the artistic pitch of parch roof,and the exposed roof raft ors give It an attractive exterior ap pearance. The exterior arrangement Is rathe unusual The entry door leads Ink one corner of the living room, whtci , p li ,- ! ,,.o..,,..6- V o 0000ooel ' !l ,, ( ,o' , Second Floor Plan. Is 14 feet (3 Inches by 17 feet 6 fnche This room occupies one end of the house. At the other is a dining room 'at the front and the kitchen dlneetly back of It. An open stairway run. ning out of the rear of the living room leads to the second floor where there are two bedrooms and bathroom. Tile size of these bedrooms will appeal to a great many prospective home build- ers as ode ,IS ll feet by 17 feet 6 Inches and the 0;her Is 10 feet by 14 feet 6 Inches. Both are corner rooms. Be- cause of the pitch of the roof thor( is an unusual amount of closet space on the second floor. For the snmll family this Is an ex- ceptionally good design. ... =,tea much. Green and White Good Colors for Bathroom The bathroom, like the kitchen, has suffered in the past from stereotyped color schemes. It is a fairly safe wager tlmt out of tn houses nine have bathr.oms tile[l or painted In white, with an' occa- sional 'spot of blue in rug, towels or curtains. Blue and white, while an excellent and refreshing color com- bination, has Its limitations, chief of whlch Is its commonplaceness. Green and white, yellow and wblte, blue and cream are Just as appropriate and much more .dlstlncth, e. In phmning the bathroom it Is de- sirable to consider high gloss enamel and board for the walls, especially when tile of the desired color and quality Is beyond the family pocket. book. Wall board can be had In tile design. and high gloss enamel, with Its In- finite color range, is wushable and Im- pervious to steam and heat. It looks well, wears well and costs but little three items of Importance to the builder of a modern small home. If Ule can be had, however, apply tbe same prlnclples of decoration as when paint is used. Tile or wall board is used as a dude, reaching about half way up the wall. 311e rest of the wall 45 patnted or enameled. The woodwork usually Is finished with high gloss enamel. This gives cnslderable latitude In selecting a color scheme. Should a white dude be preferred, the wall above might be painted pale green. White woodwork, to match the fix- tures, is ordinarily used. A bright- colored rag rug is always attracth'e in the bathroom, and, Instead of the usual hlte Curtains, some of green and wMte gingham might be used to advantage: ' , An attractive bathroom is one whosewalls are painted pale gray and whose curtains "and other accessories show tones of red, orange or yellow. One of the. most attractive bathrooms in recent model bosses was one in which the wall board tiling was used. This and the woodwork were painted white. The walls above were painted deep cream, wltha :stenciled border of con- ventional flower design in rose. blue and green separating the dude ani the walls. Chintz" curtains, repeatina lhese colors, hung at the window, and on the floor, which was painted blue. was a cheerful little braided rug, One of the most Interesting experi- ments In modern homes and m.dern decoration Is the varled use of (,plot l$.lp as though bonmmakers had sud. dn'lYdlseovered that their most help- :. fuL.and faithful ally. in the creation of a beuutiful and distinctive home q olor, " costs llttle and contrib- How Both Ends of Paint Brush Work Everybody knows that a paint I)rush Is mude Ul) of 'two main parts--the bristles that spread the paint and the handle that the painter grasps. What may not be so apparent Is the wls- dom of knowing In nny painting Job Just what is going on both the handle end and on the bristle end. At the bristle end of the brush we have the materials for the work to be done, the white-lead, linseed oil and tinting colors. These must be mixed and tinted to the individual taste and appl]ed In such a manner as to insure a satisfactory and htsttng Job, and it is in this end of the work that the competent painter proves his wm'th, and in the long run pays for hi msel f. Some people upon 'deciding to have fl room decorated or a house painted, think fi|'st of how cheal)ly thb Job can be done instead of talting into consid- eration the fact that in the long run the painter who clmrges a little more and guarantees a perfect Job is by far the cheapest painter of all. Good painters, men of reputation, are fro-ever on the lookout for new ideas in decoration, for means of do. Ing the work so that It will last longer. And although as a result they may charge more they will invariably stand back of tile work after It has been done. Therefore although ahnost every- body can handle a paint brush after a fashion 11 is well to bear in mind that a brush has two ends, and that. to obtain the best results the quality of the materials and the reputation of the painter must both be given first consideration before price enters Into the painting plans. Four Points Necessary to Perfect Architecture 'Architectural perfection in "a bulhl. lng is based upon four general require- ments, and the more complete the ful- fillment of these requirements the nmre certain it Is to be architecturally good, C. Julian Oberwarth declares in Architectural Progress. "The first of these is utility, or ful- fillment of the purpose for which it was Intended," says Mr. Oberwarth. "Tile second Is expression, or the way the design suggests the purpose, ms. terlals, constl'uctlon and general plan arrangement. The third Is soundness of construction, or the durability ot the materials, knowledge and lngemr ity In their uses and engineering per- fection In assembling; and the fourtb is beauty of design. "Each of these requisites of good architeeiure Is dependent upon the suc "s of the nthers, and unless all four h'ave been t:lken care of In a suc- cessful manner the building is not an architectural success." ==, . , CULLING METHODS QUITE IMPORTANT Much Money Lost Each Yea by Unskilled Manner. All the good methods In building a profitable poultry flock may be fob lowed but if culling Is not practiced, the results are disappointing. "Culling is one of the most dis. cussed phases of poultry work," says C. F. Parrish, poultry extension spe- cialist at the North Carolina State college. "There Is a great deal oi money lost each year on unskilled and ill-timed culling. Most poultry. men are elastic in their culling prac. rices, leaving weaklings, short and round backed birds, deformed or un. derslzed chicks with the hope that these may develop into profitable birds. This Is bad. Such birds are al- ways costly. Culling must start with the baby chicks and space may be saved and disease eliminated If the baby chicks are rigidly culled." This culling needs to be followed on through the growing stage and when the pullets are transferred te the laying house in the fall the good poultryman will pull out the weak. lings that may have been overlooked earlier. If egg production drops sud- denly, it may be a case of poor feed or disease but when birds have gone eight months and have not laid, it means that they are from low-pro- ducing stock and should be disposed of. The laying flock should be culled at least once each month, says Mr, Parrlsh. Then when egg prices dro] in the spring, another rigid cullin should take place with only the best hens in the flock kept in the layln house. The virtue of this plan Is that the hens are marketed as they be come culls and no blrds are kept thai are not paying: their way In egg pr@ duction. In such eases, also, the hens are not all dumped on the market when prices may be low. To cull properly, Mr. Parrisb sug. gests giving ttentton to the comb, health, eyes, molt, pelvic bones, flex. [billty of the abdomen, shank an beak, vent color :and weight. Rape Sometimes Used as :Green Poultry Feed Rape ts sometimes used as green feed for poultry and tile field will probably be all right as a goose pus* lure. In the fence corners and pos, sibly throughout the field, there will 0e more or Iess other green plants and pasture grasses which will srve te vary the ration. Some poultrymen have cut rape and used it for green feed for penned flocks 'on limited ranges. They plant "lt in drills and do not cut below the crown so the green feed can be hat. vested several times during the sum. met. Geese will thrive on almost any kind of pasture grass that a cow will eat and will oat almost any grass or vege. table or growing plant that chickens will eat. Most goose breeders do not use rape for pasture, however, but keep the geese on' clover pasture land r on low grassy areas not used re: crops. Profitable to Market Cockerels as Broilers Those who have been advocatln putting the cockerels off as broilers rather than keeping them longer In order to get more weight on them will be interested in the findings of the New Hampshire Agflcultural college .fter numerous experiments, they have satisfied themselves that It takes but seven to eight pounds of feed to pro- duce a broiler weighing two pounds, while It takes anywhere from 12 to 20 )ounds of feed for each succeedin pound up to slx pounds. It is self- evident then that it does not Pad market poultry men to hold their cockerels to get the six pounds in weight, t The poultry editor has always been advising you to get rld of your cock. erels long before they eat their heads off, so to speak. Gains for Chicks Chicks make tile cheapest and most [ rapid gains when they are young. It is therefore essential that an ample J amount of good wholesome food be] kept constantly before the birds. Mash ! hoppers should be of sufficient size so that a large majority of the chicks can eat at the same time, thereby avoiding the constant fighting and crowding for room to eat. The outdoor mash hop. per of adequate size is Wry desirable for developing the young stock. All feeding utensils should be kept clean Grasshopper Control Turkeys are a great aid in keeping grasshoppers under control. They re. quire little feed and little investment in the way of buildings. Their need of a wide, free range makes It some- what difficult to grow them in thickly settled countries, Grown turkeys are extremely hardy, but young pours need com;lderable care. A little water on tile feathers, cold feet, a bit el spoiled food, or even one louse, will kill them st this stage. PouRs should be watched until well feathered. DAIRY FACts FEED COWS GRAIN Keeps Up Milk Flow for FalJ Production. The better dairyman knows that it Days to feed his cows in the summer as well as in winter, says G. W. Tail. by, Jr., of the New York State C01- legs of Agriculture For the past ten years dairymen in all parts of New ork state have been feeding their cows' better in the summer. As an example of results from rec- ord-keeping and better feeding, Mr, railby spoke of a dairyman In Oswego county who, five years ago had 16 cows which produced 5,335 pounds el milk with 174 pounds of butterfat; the next year 17 cows produced 6,848 pounds of milk with 288.5 pounds but- terfat; the third year 13 cows pro- duced 5,777 pounds of milk with 197.4 pounds of butterfat, and the fourth year 14 cows produced 9,579 pounds of milk with 818 pounds of butterfat. During the first summer the cows were fed no grain during June or July, and only four pounds a cow a day during August. During the fourth summer, the cows received an aver- age of four pounds a day, and were fed somewhat according to production, although they were still underfed, The 9,579 pounds average for the fourth year was at least partly due to better summer feeding. One dairy herd improvement associ- ation member said recently, "I find that It pays to keep the cows in the barn until June 1. Then the grass has a good start and has some sub- stance in it. My cows have good pas- ture for June, but I continue to glve them a little grain, about four pounds a day, Soon after July 1, I begin to cut green alfalfa for them and also increase tile grain. This holds up the milk flow and keeps the cows In con. dition for next fall." Cows Require Liberal Amount of Water Always Unless cows are given a constanl supply of pure, fresh water, the milk supply will be seriously Impaired Cows' milk is about 87 per cent water; unless she gets plenty of water, milk formation will not be carried on, A cow will drink anywhere from 10 tc 15 gallons of water per day and more during warm weather. In suminer time the dairy water sup ply should be protected so that it does not become stagnant m sour. Disease germs taken in through that water may be carried into tlle milk. In win. ter time see that the water Is slightly warmed before it is gh,en to the cows Ice cold water is not productive to the heavy drinking which helps milk pr(> duction. Individual drinking cups for cows seems to be the ideal solution of the dairy water supply rproblem. Dah.y. men imve found that the Installation of individual drinking cups pays fo itself in a ccmparatlvely short time ill increased milk flow.  hen a cow Ires water at lmnd all the time, she will constantly drink it. Grain Supplement Must Be Furnished in Summer Sllould grain be fed to dairy cows on pasture? Since spring and summe grass is relatively low In nutrients, a cow producing 25 to :0 pounds of milk per day must eat about 15(; to 30(I pounds of grass In order to get enough feed for her daily requh'ements, Since this is practically impossible, a grain supplement must be given. Fdr cows producing 20 to 85 pounds of milk pet day, a mixture of the ordinary farm grains Su,ch as oats, corn, wheat bran, and barley fed at the rate of one pound of grain to four to six pounds of milk produced per day will be suf. flelent. For cows produ(:ing more than B5 pounds of milk per day, the ration should contain a high protein concert, irate mixture. Most Important Factor in Lowering Milk Cost The Ohio station several years ago showed that corn silage saved the dairy farmer 10 cents a pound on the cost of producing a pound of butter, and 40 cents on the cost of producing a hundred pounds of milk. Several other experhnent stations have shown figures that range from 6 to 15 cents , saving on the cost of butter and from 25 to 75 cents on the cost of a lnlndred pounds of milk. Many of the early tow testing associations also demonstrated that the silo was one of the most Im- portant factors in lowering the cost of milk, Classes of Feeds ) Feeds are roughly divided into two tlasses, based upon physical charac. terlstics and composition: (1) Con. centrates, such as farm grains and milk by-products` These are heavy In proportion to volume nnd contain a small proportion o fiber, or woody material, (2) Roughages, such as hay, straw, silage, grass, and roots. Feeds of this class a'e bulky. Roughages that are high In water content, such as fresh, green grass, roots, and gl- lags, are termed succulent feeds, Around00 Orchard00 Paradichlorobenzene Abow Tree Is Effective. Peach tree borers have played havoc In some orchards but they may easily be controlled by using a chemlcal called P-C-Benzene. "The full and correct name of this chemical is paradicMorobenzene," says C. H. Brannon, extension entomologist at the North Carolina State college. "Despite its tongue-twistlng atone, however, it is very effective In con- trolling the peach tree borer. If It Is applied around the base of the tree In the right manner and at the proper time, from 90 to 100 per cent control will be secured. The method of using thls chemical has been tested in botn experimental and commercial orchards and growers are advised to use It regu- larly each year." P-C-Benzene can be used on trees four years of age and older with per- fect safety, states Mr. Brannon. If younger trees are badly infested, they may be treated with one-half ounce of the chemical. Trees four and five years of age should get throe-fenrths of an ounce each ; trees six years of age and older should get a full ounce and very old trees with large trunks should get an ounce and a fourth. The time of application ts especlal- ly important, For North Carolina con- dttlons, this time should be between September 25 and October 10. These dates should be closely followed if best results are to be obtained, states ,Ir. Brannon, In applying tile P-C- Benzene, the crust of the soil is broken and smoothed off above the highest borer bole. The chemlcal is about like granulated sugar and gives off a gas that penetrates downward into the borer holes: Scrape away the gum and apply the chemical in a continuous ring about nn inch wide and about an inch from the trunk. Several shovels of dirt should then be placed over tlm crystals and packed into a mound with the back of the shovel. Amount of NitrOgen Will Depend Greatly on Soft On only the very rlchest of ground can the peach grower afford' to leave off the application of nitrogen to his bearing trees. On many of the poorer soils It will pay well to apply nitrogen to trees below the bearing age. This will aid the trees to get the necessary size far good production in less years than wi]] otherwise be necessary. Too much nitrogen, especially in a wet year can be a serious dIsadvan. tags to the grower. When a great ex. cess of nitrogen is present with the greater induced growth, the fruit Is more susceptible to brown rot and other diseases and the shipping qual- Ity of the undiseased fruit Is much poorer. Just what the proper amount of nlt- rogen will be depends upon the soil and the slze of the crop which the trees are carrying. Three Most Promising Varieties of Cherries The late California plant breeder, Luther Burbank, gave much attention to cherries, and three promising vari- eties of sweet cherries were distrib- uted by him within recent years: Abundance, Giant and Burbank. The first two have been grown by the New York experiment station and their behavior under eastern condi- tions Is given In their bulletin series on "New nnd Noteworthy Frultk" As grown In New York, Abundance is de- scribed as a "splendid late cherry nf the Napoleon type. One of the best of Burbank's new fruits." As to Giant, "the quality Is splendid and the chef. rles do not crack," H.@ @,H,'} @,H-I,@ @,.l,-.l-l. @@, Horticultural Facts .@,@4,@@4@@@@@@.I.@@ Trees llke the peach, which start new branches readily from the central trunk, but the twigs of which tend to dry out badly, should be cut back most severely. One of the useful features that has been developed in connection with up. ple storage problems is the use of oiled paper wraps for the prevention of scald and the better keeping quality of the fruit. $ Sow the cover crop In the cultivated orchard now. Crimson clover, crimson clover and oats, mammoth clover, rye and vetch are all good. Only remember that If rye is sown it should be turned under in the spring. .* Lime sulphur solution should be made In an iron kettle over a fire or in a steam 'boiler. Nowhere does clean, careful cultl, vatlon pay better than In a vineyard, It should be thorough, extending nnde the trellis when put uib, and workln up all the soil In the row. 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