The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 07, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 14, 1926 Page: 2 of 8
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GOOD LANDLORDS USUALLY
HAVE GOOD TENANTS
In my opinion, one of the principal
causes of dissatisfaction between land-
lord and renter is thai in many in-
stances the landowner will not go to
the expense of making such improve-
ments on his land, as will insure the
comfortable housing of those who rent
FOSTER EXPECTS COLD
MONTH OF JANUARY
Washington, Jan, 5, 1926.—WeeK
centering on January 9 will average
considerably below normal tempera-
tures and about normal precipitation
over the continent in general; great-
est precipitation on central Pacific 1
slope, Atlantic and Gulf coast states, '
Quite often it is the case that the this period threatens to pull down a
houses are entirely too small to con- severe cold wave west of Rockies
veniently accomodate the family of .crest as contact is made between hign
the renter, and then again, the roofs
will be full of holes and a general air
of decay and discomfort will prevail.
Often the barns are tumbledown af-
fairs, without ample shed room op
any place suitably take care of suf-
ficient stock feed.
barometer west of southern California
during this period. A few days of (
rising temperatures will follow cold <
wave of January 9 and be brought to
a close as center of a moderate storm ,
wave crosses continent during week
centering on January 12. Principal
I have always favored the policy of feature of January 12 storm wave will
UepfnjT a good renter as long as I be sharp, severe cold wave following
could, idling him that the longer we ' storm center; heavy precipitation is
worked together, the better we under- not expected during this period.
stood each pther and the better eacn ] Venus is slowly catching up wlf.i |
cQiiltl assist the other. the Earth in their swift planetary
We try to see to it that all our : ract. around the sun and will pas*
rent houses are well-roofed, kept In between the Sun and Earth on Ftt>-
good repair and so constructed as tu 1 ruary8, not forming an eclipse, how-
afford warmth and comfort In the
IWe try to see to it that they have
barns with plenty of shelter for then*
stock and farm machinery.
ever, as alignment of the three bodies
will be far from a straight line. There
are times when V^nus 'becomes h
strong influence in breeding bad
weather, but present relative posi-
We have tried to impress on their tions are not favorable to such result,
nrfilds that it was not best to place | Every fifth conjunction of Sun, Eartn
tkdt sole reliance on one crop, but and Venus, occuring in exactly eight:
that It was to their interests to be ' yearfl minus two days, makes t&e
cycle of these three bodies, with con-
sequent influence, easily traceable.
Some scientists now claim that the
wonderfully accurate astrortomical
tables found in Central America were
arrived at by observing the relative
positions and movements of Sun,
Earth and Venus. «
Planetary Weatherology is contin-
and bad renters, as well as good uously gaining converts. Some scien-
landlords and bad landlords. We try jjfic societies everlastingly lambast ]
to treat our renters like human beings ' n)l weather forecasts that do not j
to try to raise an ample supp)>
of ttith things as they and their
family Would have Co have to eat.
By doing that, we hafe provably no*
made as good an income out of our
Jand as we might have, had we forced
them to plant mostly cotton. (In the
lung ran ypu will.—Editor,)
Of coursfi, there are g60d renters
an in most instances, we think we have
benefited by eo doing.
eminate from the government bureau,
thereby gaining attention and kcep-
We have found out that, by taking jnK the way of least resistance, with-
nn interest in those renting of us and out spending their valuable energy,
showing them some favors, they will Dinsmore Alter, professor of nstron-
reciprpcate the favors shown thorn 1 omy at the University of Kansas, <le-
und in the long run, we are both ! ciared in a paper before the conven-
It is a great mistake any renter
makes, when he gets in the habit of
moving every year. He can never
get on familiar terms with his land-
lord, nor the landlord have that in-
terest in him that he will have, it
they are hooked up together for a
term of years.— R. W. Harris in The
POLL TAX PAYMENTS
The records of Tax Collector Sam
V. Stone show a total of 5843 poji
taxes paid up to the closing hour of
January 4, 1926. Payments by boxes
are as follows.
Ake School House ..
Rice Crossing 81
East Taylor .... 641
tion of meterologists at Kansas City
on December 28 as follows: "Indi-
cations are that periods of maximum
sun spots are related to weather
cycles, but it would be unsafe to
make agricultural predictions on re-
sults so far obtained thru investiga-
tions. The preponderance of evidence
suggests that periods in which the
maximum number of sun spots appear
are constant, Rainfall periods certain-
ly do exist. A hypothesis which has
been discussed somewhat of recent
years is that weather periods, or cy-
cles, do exist, and that they stretch
out or close up so as to keep In step
with the variations of the sun spot
Every such declaration of this na-
ture, even with the limitations that
were superimposed, coming from such
an influential source, is a certain step
As a special inducement and until fur-
ther notice, the News subscription rate
has been reduced to $1.00 the year,
after which time the regular rate will
apply. Now is the time for those not
on the list to become a regular subscri-
ber of the home town paper.
At the Reduced Rate
HUSKING BEES OF LONG AGO
The fall of 1926 has seen more corn
A TIMELY THOUGHT
(By Wm. A. Black)
Arthur Brisbane who pours out his
, ,. . . .. . ,, , daily column to the millions of
husking contests, it is said than ever „ ., , .. ...
, , . . , ., . ! Hearst s readers requently hits upon
before have been held in the middle , ,, , . , , r
West. Some remarkable records have j af preat but ? e"larfes
been established, to be eclipsed, pos- * en0Ufh * rt effectlve' In
... . , i, A. . ._ a recent editorial he suggests:
sibly, next fall. At many of tnem i(_, . . , , ..
* i.L j u iu » There ought to be no taxation on a
farmers gathered by the scores '
FARM BUREAU GETS
7 PER CENT CREDIT
Dallas, Jan. 11.—A production credit
of $3,000,000 at 7 per cent interest
will be available to members of the
Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Associa-
tion for moving next season's cotton
crop, Harry Williams, (secretary-
t0 ' low-priced liome in which a man Is I trjeasurer of the association, announc-
witness the battle and cheer as the , . .
ripened corn thumped like hail against i ra'f'np 1S am'
, . I the high "batterboards" of the wag- 11 ' Every »an s*ou,d „bc ent,tled Lto »
, ™e. T?r"r a , ! ons. These were the modem husking home wor,th at,,east '10'000 wlthout
more brilliant minds to the cause of ^ ,.j AU_ | paying a dollar s worth of tax to any-
I Planetary Wcatherology will
24 I coming science in a position that
cannot be stormed by the orthodox.
When this result has been attained,
progressive minds now within the
government bureau will give this
science the support and impetus need-
. battles, but did they create the real
^ aC° 1 enjoyment of the husking ! 0 ^
A pal is in the diamond, pearl or
ruby class—rare and precious. Bui
different in this way, that fine and
rare as a real Pal is, intrinsic value
Allison (jogs not Pnter into his possession.
Round Rock 194 i \ pa] loves, forgives, forgets, syr.i-
Hopewell . —12 pathizes, understands—above all, un-
Bartlett, 141 derstands. You don't have to explain
Jonah ►....,. 6lf nr excuse to the one who is your Pal. how the piles of corn grew and the j
West Taylor 1057 A Pal always comes to you wlien stalks made mountains, only those who '
Pleasant Hill 21 you need him most, and he is not havt' been privileged to witness an old.
Georgetown 288' afraid a bit if the whole crowded time husking bee in action may realize.
Walbitft? 108 world deserts you. He is there to | There was always a keen watch kept
stay because, don't you see, he is your f°r the first red ear, for the lucky
Pal, and you want him and he wants ! shucker who first unsheather one was
| held each winter 50 odd years ago i
It is doubtful..
Fifty years ago the better corn-
raising was in its infancy in the Mid-
dle West. Most of the corn was cu«.
and shocked, later hauled to the farm
lot, or left in the fields to be carried
in as needed. Farms having larg.
"husking bees," as they were then
known. Each husking bee was large-
ly attended by both sexes. The corn
was thrown on the floor and the husK-
ers with old-fashioned peg, whittled
from hickory, shorn of coat and vest,
bareheaded, reached for an ear as the
starter cried "go".
How those shucks did disappear, and
"The house in which a man brings
The production credit plans is said
to be one of the most important un-
dertakings ever attempted by the as-
sociation. The officials believe the
$3,000,000 loan at 7 per cent will mean
up his children is a public institution i cheaP money for Texas farmers which
P. O. Island 40
The last day for paying poll-tax
with voting privilege is January 31,
1926. There should be 14,000 poll
taxes issued for the year.
Total automobile tax collection for
««.Ur have reached $48,394 43.
Of this amount the county received
$21,105.14. "Decmber collections 'a-
mounted to $102,033.24 as shown by
report for the month which was filled
w'th the comptroller amonp the first
of the ounties of the State on Mon-
day b Deputy Collector If. S. Sharps.
Total automobile? r^'istored up to
A Pal doesn't keep things back. A j
Pal is honest, aboveboard, open and
expressive. A Pal can make mistakes,
and they are just mistakes; but if he
isn't your Pal, then they are blunders .
instead, and you may resent and be '
unhappy.—but somehow, with a Pal,
you love right through everything ana
are the stronger bound for the very |
weaknesses that sometime^ hide |
strong feeling unexpressed.
A Pal is always sound—in spirit. |
and in feeling. He does not understand
the fair-weather quality. My Pal is i
acclaimed a victor, not of the'even-
ing's contest, but victor of the "red
ear", and given the place at the heao
of the midnight luncheon table, where
pumpkin pies, cider and food inex-
haus table was set before the guests.
Great events were those early husk-
ing bees, but they will come no more.
They have gone their way, as have
most men wh'< witnessed them—fifty
odd yeai* ago.
will result in increase profit from
their labor. Since the prevailing rate
of interest for such loans in this state
is 10 per cent Mr. Williams said tfte
3 per cent difference will bring u
saving of $90,000 a year if the entire
$3,000,000 is loaned.
The entrance of the cotton associa-
tion in the production credit field
follows closely the recent distribu-
tion b the organization of 75,000
bushels of certified cotton seed a\s
cost to members. This was done
with a view to improving quality. At
that time credit arrangements were
made, enabling the members to obtain
this seed at wholesale prices.
The $3,000,000 credit has been ar-
ranged with the federal intermediate
credit bank of Houston, with approval
of the Federal Farm Loan board at
Washington, Mr. Williams said.
"The purpose of entering the pro-
duction credit field is two-fold, he
said. "The first and most important
reason is to render a service to our
membership, and the second is to
furnish our members bioney at a
cheaper rate of interest than many
communities have had heretofore."
NEGRO YOUTH STRUCK
BY PARCEL POST WAGON
always around when I am most in ,
need and I am insnired and spurred Talor, Jan. 12.—When Daniel Mc-
ahead. And I shall win all things Donald, 12-year-old negro boy, dart-
worth while because I have a Pal. 1 L'd across the street without looking
If you Inve a Pal, you have the
world—and no one can take it from
and a sacred institution.
Fine isn't it? He wants to make
home owners, not tenants and he
wants to make it easier than now. It
! is not to find fault, with Mr. Bris-
i bane and his most worthy aim if
| we take occasion to point out the
limitations of his proposal and at
the same time show a better way.
I If Mr. Brisbane'proposed to exempt
all home improvements from taxation
j up to the value of $2,000, $5,000 or
$10,000 that would be much better.
Under his proposition a man might
have a $9,000 lot with a $1,000 house
on it and it would all be exempt and
he might be able to hold that lot
for speculative rather than a home
purpose and thufc help defeat the
intention of the law.
If all homesteads were exempt from
taxation up to the value of $10,000
the taxes thus shifted would have to
fall elsewhere. Suppose we follow
the present tendency and place these
shifted taxes on personal property
and industry and it would all come
right back in the added cost of pro-
duction and distribution.
California has a far better proposi-
tion up. They piopose to exempt
ALL personal ^property and, $2500
on all homestead improvements. $2500
would cover the assessed value of a
very large per cent of the modest ...
homes. This would also get rid of ^ iS ?n r<,(*"'arly/'£ t0 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Habitual constipation Cured
in 14 to 21 Days
LAX-rOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially,
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
that unenforcible and harmful per-
sonal property tax.
California wants to encourage the
manufacturer and business man and
Very Pleasant to Take. 60o
Will Erect Church at Mexia
No Worm* in a Healthy Child
All children troubled with Worms havo an uo-
bralthy color, which indicates poor blood, and a* a
rule, there la more or i rw stomach disturbance.
GROVE S TASTELESS CHILI. TONIC glvm n*o-
larly for twoor three week* will enruh t\j bluod.
The only radio station in the world
especialy wants to encourage the mod- [ owned and operated by a woman is
in either direction, he was knocked J est home owner in c'tv on farm. Texas at Flagstaff, Arizonn. Mary M'.
down by a parcel post wagon driven 1 would <!o well to follow California's j Castignn has this distinction,
by Frank McLaughlin and was tern- ! lead,
porarily rendered unconscious. He j
That we ha*e every facility
for turning out rieat print-
ing of all kinds. Letter
heads, bill heads, office sta-
tionery, etc., furnished at
the lowest prices first
class work will permit.
Always wash the top of milk bot-
tles before pouring out contents.
Insist upon bread coming in oiled
Buy butter in cartons and keep
in package in ice box.
Insist on fresh package goods of
a nationally advertised brand.
Wash all fruits and vegetables thor-
Keep salt and sugar jars covered
and in a dry place.
Wash and sun bread can thoroughly
twice or more times a week. Nevei'
put fresh bread in with stale.
Keep your cooking utensils covered
Is your subscription paid?
In the thirteenth century, Lours
had been in a drug store trying to t Women with bobbed h&lr. trr rrm« tbfr^it:th br-T»n what was later known
To Stop a Cough Quick
take HAYES' HEALING HONEY, a
cough medicine which 6tops the cough by
healing the inflamed and irritated ti&sues.
A box of GKOVE'S O-PEN-TIiATE
SALVE for Chest Colds, Head Colds and
Ooup is enclosed wit a every bottle of
HAYE3' HEALING HONEY. The salve
buy some pear extract, and seemed stant need of birbering, are so ntrmer- as the Bibl.iothvque National^, now ! J™ onchest and throat
„ u: t._ ,-.a * v.... n •„ ft,„ i„—^ , , of children suffenn^ from a Cold or Croup.
Mexia, Texas, Jan. B-—By a unani-
mous vote, the First Presbyterian
Church of M exia has voted to ndopt impfovethedl^ieitlon.andactasafleiit'rah ir nilth-
a recommendation for the erection of
a new $40,000 building.
enln* Tonic tn the wltoli aynfem. Nntnr ilien
throw off or dlapel t l.e worm., Bml the Child wlllbr
In pufoct hcclth. I'!i*«a jt to tuftc .... v .»i»
so int»nt on his mission he did not ous at Fort Benn'ng, Georgia, that the largest library in the world. As
consider traffic. His condition is , a hedouarters order has been issued u was never lighted, during all the^e
normal Tuesday. ] regulating the hours when they will e.-«turies, it wis available only in the
; be permitted to usurp the officers' daytime. Very lately it has been
Every time Texan weather tries places in the chairs at the camp w^ied for cK.trls lighting, much to
to be bad it fails. barber shop. j the pleasure of bookworms.
The Ileal.effort of Hayes' HealtuJ Honey In-
side the tSfwit combined with the beating effect of
l-niw a O-Pen-Trate Salve throu ih the pore, of
the nkin toon stops a ooolh.
R"ihi remedies are parked in one carton and tha
'.tut of the runi^ioed treatment It 3Sc.
Just ask your druggist foe HAYES*
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