Mail Tribune 100

Nov. 28, 1917


The attendance at the third annual poultry exhibition, corner Main and Bartlett streets, is improving hourly and the officials are pleased, indeed, at the response Medford people are making. Every family should see the show, and as tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the exhibit will be open all day, it is expected that hundreds will attend in the afternoon and evening. It is their patriotic duty at this time of every citizen to come thru with his support and encourage these men who are devoting their efforts and time to extending the poultry industry more extensively over Southern Oregon.

Judge Oscar Nelson of Idaho is hanging ribbons of various colors right and left at the poultry show. By tomorrow afternoon all awards will be made, undoubtedly, so that those attending will know who's who in chickendom in this section.

Farmers and orchardists now owning or contemplating ownership of a flock of chickens should attend this year's exhibition and learn about this system of "Hoganizing." Walter Hogan, famous White Leghorn breeder of Petaluma, brought out this method some fifteen years ago, and after three years of advocating his system was placed on the insane list by many who were prone to laugh at his claims that he could pick the layers and tell approximately how many eggs any pullet would lay, with proper feeding and housing. For many years, however, these same people have been glad to follow his rules as laid down in his book, "The Call of the Hen," and instead of laughing at Hogan, people are lauding him and his work to the skies.

Yesterday a local breeder told the writer that he would not take $10 for his "Call of the Hen" if he could not get another. Come to the show and ask questions about any phase of the poultry business you do not understand. That's what these exhibitions are held for and for the public to pass up these opportunities is for the Southern Oregon Poultry association to fail in its purpose.

We must all co-operate to the end that we interest every family in the country and in the cities to put in a large or small flock of chickens that each community may become as nearly self-sustaining, so far as meat and egg supplies are concerned, as possible. We're going to need all we can produce before many months — we need it all now, and more.

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