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• Vol. XII.,

No 1.

JULY, 1911.


PRESENT 'STUDENTS.

THIRD YEAR.

T.

G. C. Love W. F. D Clark H. Snow J. H. Fletcher R. H. Mowat R. Hill : S. H. T. Best L. F. Wilkinson

D. Hoile H E. Sibley E. J. Bruen F. M. McDiarmid F. H. Snook R:< D. Tolley G. Ives W. K. Tamblyn

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SECOND YEAR .

I

W. Driscoll L. H S. Hester R. C. SCQtt G. V. Madeley L. W. Morrison B. Hocking K. E. Neville A. H. Howard F. Beard P. D. Killicoat

FIRST R. R. Bartholomaeus L. J. Clark H. C. Eckersley H. A. Fullett

J. E.

Grant M. Hains A. F. Harper

A. 1.\'1. S i m pson H. C. Catt H. S. Dunne J c. V. Martin J. L. Thomson R. C. Cowell H. G. Cumming G. E. Roherts C. F. Stephens

YEAR. L. D. 1'. Jarman D. H. Kl1licoat J. H. Ryan P. A. Tod S. C. Vahr G. R. Webb I


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, ROSEWORTHY, SOUT:E::: •

AUSTRALIA.

Jlini8ler fO/' A UI'icullw·(' :

'I' HI': HUN..J. P. WILSON, :\L L.C.

ttbe Staff. Pril/f'ipnt and r.e,;lnrer on Agril'ultnl'e and Oelwlol1Y:

PROFESSOR A ..J. PERKlNS. Hon,semt/,8Iel', [wd l..e,'lll1'el· on Engli8h and Botany: Ml'. A. J. ADAMS, M.A.

Lpl'lw'el' tU,'P,

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Leclnl'er on Chemi8tr'y alttl Phy"il'al S"iel/l'p: • MI'.•J. H. PHILLIPS, RSc. V'iticnlt't/'re and Pl'ltit Cu/,Snpt. of Farm altel Live Storl.::

Mr. J. P. RICHARDSO ". Leclw'er on F/'uit Pathology: 1\11'. li. QUINN.

Sttpt. of Vineyanl and O"I'hU/'d:

Mr. H. E. LAFFER. (U'1,IOI1'" Agricl1ltur.ll College, Rn<eworthl').

Lel'l u,'e/,

f)/I

Sl/,rl:eyinv :

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•\11'..J. PAULL. IJerl nl'i'1' •

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Lel·tnre/, on lVoolclas. 'wJ: Mr. HENSHAW JACK,'Or.

l'efel'inal'Y SI'ience, Plty8iolf)(JY and Anatomy:

Mr. F ..K PLACE, M. R.C. V.S. 'l'e((,('lter OJ Rlack'mithilL!f and Cal'pntfl'Y: ~Jr..1. L. WILLIAMR. .

Lp~·t II l'el' Oil

Po lutl'Y :

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Mr. D. F. I..AURlK

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Va; I'yinll : 1¥h. R. BAKER.

Le"/ltrer

Olt

(Diplom, AJ.:ricuhQr.\1 Collelle, ROlil

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])emolllil/·ato/· cC: ~ectw'el' 011 Agri".ultl't.: • 1\11'. W •.1. S'PAFFORD.

(/u/'t/ener : D..J. Mc.KWEN.

(Uiphlllt.l A'Iriculllllal CllllejlC, ko,ewu'lh,\

Book-keepJlt!l: Mr. H. U. PRoITCHARD.

~lb lloll. Se,·,·pta,'U:

<.tollegtans' Bssocintton.

H. l<J. LAFFER.

HM. 1'/'IJWlurel': T. E.

COMMITTEK :

N. BROOKMAN R. C. K RoB(

H. H. ROBSON R. H. MAR'fIN .J. W A LLAOE liA DFORD A uduorfJ.· F. C. HE N

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PRESIDENT

• • •

Professor A. J. Perkins

VICE - PRESIDENTS

A.

SECRETARY

Mr. L. H. S. Hester

J. Adams, Esq, M.A., Spafford, Esq.

W.

J.

ASSIS. SECl<ETARY

Mr. R. Hill

COMMITTEE

Messrs. Hester, Hill, Mowat, Driscoll, Webb

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FOOTBALL SELECTION COMMITTEE

Messrs. Mowat (capt), Baker (vicecapt.), Fletcher, Madeley, Webb

Messrs. Wilkinson, Made1ey, Vohr

Messrs. Hill, Mowat, Madeley, Howard, Tod

Messrs. Snow (business manager), Love (editor), Driscoll, Scott, Follett

Messrs. Love, Clark, Driscoll, Hester

Messrs. Snow, Driscoll, Webb


OONTENTS. PAGE.

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Egg Laying Competition, 1910-11

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Seeding Operations, 1911

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12, 13, 14

The Wool Trip

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14, IS, 16, 17

A Criticism

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17, 18

A Student's Experience of the Renmark Strike

18, 19

Editorial

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Sessional Notes •

Old Students

Our New Staff

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19, 20

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21, 22, 23

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23, 24

The College in the Far Future

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A Day on a Training Ship

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Football Notes

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24, 2S, 26, 27

Tennis Notes

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1t is Said

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Wanted to Know

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• Pu lished by the Old Collegians' Association, under the joint direction of Past and Present Students. EDITED VOL.

BY

THE STUDENTS.

JULY, 1911.

XU.-No. 1.

EditoPial. HE .. Student" enters on its eleventh year of publication with every sign of success for its future. \Ve commenced the term on =.\Iay 5th, in time to start eeding operations, which went swimmingly right through, and were completed on June 3rd, just before the hea'-y rains set in. Our footer team this year is a strong onc. and when licked into shape should compare fa "ourably with those of former Years. The fi'-e teams in the Gawler Football . sso iation are :-Gawkr South, Gawler Central, Wit· laston, Salisbury, and Roseworthy College. Details of matche will be found in another column. Two important changes in the Visiting Staff hCl \'" cOJne about . ince our last issue. Mr. C. A. Loxton, G.M.\' .S., has to de,'oh; aU his time to the practical veterinary work of the State, and his place in the lecture. room i filled by 1\lr. F. E. Place, M.R.C.V.S. Mr. SpeD cr Williams has severed his connection ith the Go\'ernm nt as \rool Instructor, to take the po ition of manager of the Federal Sheep Shearing Co. in . . We congratulate him on his succes and tender our elCome to his successor, Mr. Hensha Jack 00, ho omes from. ew South Wale•. 'l'he following ar to be oogr ula cd 0 l:1.'SS in gaining sholar hip :(l,angbornt:' Creek. ho ured 90.7 •


Il\urks; G. E. Roberts (Adelai'Ch:) 8~. q per n:ll L; L. J. Clark (Port Pirie), 75.86 per cent.; r,. D. T . .J armun (Clare), 58.86 per cc'nt. ; D. H. Kilicoat (Burra), 5-6.57 per ('ent; and G. R. Welib (Adelaide), 79.29 per cent. ] t is with pleasure that we record the marriage on May 10th of Mr. F. T. Cooper, formerly a student of t.his College, and for many years a member of its StaH, to Miss Florence Day, daughter of 'Mr. "". R. Day, also of this Colleg-e. To all old students we extend an invitation to use this paper as a me'ans of letting the College and each at'her know of their- doings, and will gratefully acknowledge contributions to our columns, either letters or short articles. ...

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Sessional Notes. -

N May 22nd we were favoured with a visit from three State Governors: Sir Day Bosanquet, Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, ex-Governor of Victoria, and Sir John FlIller, present Go\'ernor of Yictoria. They spent some time in looking ove"r the farm, and expressed approval of live stock displayed. Building has been going on apace this Session. The College has been renovated both inside and out, additions have been made to the poultry station's accommodation, twelve loose boxes are going up in No.8, and a gymnasium is shortly to be started. The College pr路esented a festive appearance on the evening or June 17th, the occasion of the Annual Small Dance. The entrance hall, ball room, and supper room were very tastefully decorated with roses, fents, and autumn leaves, for which Mrs. Perkins and :l\Irs. Laffer were mainly responsible, and for this and thel r many other kindnesses we wish to thank both them and the 路other ladies who helped. About fifty friends of the College came from Gawler and neighbourhood, and what was unusual, there were more ladies than men, due to an epidemic of mumps, which carried off several of ollr dancers. As a Cllmpensation, howev,er, the floor was not at any time over~rowded.


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H'l' U Jo: WI'

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I'rnt0ss0r HUrl Mrs. P'rkin

acted as host and hosll':':, while IL I,aflier made an efficient M.e. Miss ~ 'rtic C mpbell provided delightful music, and all mem1 r of the dance committee worked to make the affair a 'uccess, which it certainly was. Our Library has been enlarged this Session by the ;\rldilion of many new and valuable books, for which we hay to thank the energy of Mr. Adams. It is intended shortly to print complete catalogues in pamphlet form and distribute them so that students may get a better idea of what books we have here in what is probably the most extensive College Library in the Commonweal tho 'Early in the Session, Mr. T. Hazlett, M.A., Travelling Secretary of the Australasian Student's Christian Union, visited the College with the object of trying to form a branch of his movement. About a dozen students decided to follow a course of Bible study, and they now meet every Sunday evening for a discussion on subjects of Biblical inter-est. Visitors; from Town occasionally assist the discussion, and it is hoped that the movement will continue and be productive of some good. Past students will regret to hear that after so many years of faithful service Booker has succumbed to poisoning, brought ab'out by eating a bait laid for foxes. Owing to the mumps the Annual Town Football Trip which was to come off on June 23 to 28, has been postponed till next Session. The sports and dance which wcre to have tak路cn pla-ce on July 21st, will also be pos~颅 poned, probably to October. The Lohethal trip for third-years had also to be declared off.

Old Students. ---N.

s. Fotheringham is on the Government Farm at

Veit~h's

Well.

1. H. Y'tOung is on a trip to England.

S. C. Genders is de\'oting his energy to hi

block at

Sherlock. M. Hunter is at his home in Port Augusta, laid u with an attack of appendicitis. We wish him a p recovery.


THE

STt DENT

T. R. Wt:lhournc and Cl'off. Wells are l()~elht:r Oil a farm at arrirly. • B. J. l\'I:a'garey is at present leading a gay life in '1' own. W. 1. E. E"eranl is working on a [arm at Wilkawatt. H. L. Manl1el is back with 11:-' again, at present doing the "ineyard pruning. g. \Y. Sandland is on the land outside Jamestown. A. 1'. Stone is doing good work in the Colleg-e txperimental fields. H. Solly is making the sod fly (and the muney) on his farm on the \rest Coast. J. R. Hocking and F. Kuhne are going to do their third year in woolc1assing on the sheds this year. I,. J. Cook and W. R. Fairweather are fighting the mallee on their blocks in the Wirrega district of the SOl1th East.

Egg-Laying

Competition, 1910-11. ----

arri\'al of the bir·ds on }Iarch 31st, 1910, lU pection showed that t.hey wcre a good a\·erJ.~-e iot, including many pens of excellent type .1n<1 appearance. Some of the pl1llets were in full lay, and inevitable results were soon seen in t.he hea",' moult which • followed. Pullets in laying conditions are susceptil>!e to the effects of fright, excitement consequent l1pon .\ long journey, change of surronndings, etc.; the e all a prejudicially and tend to a essation of t.he laying functions. A further rcsul t. is a her1\')" moult, -a ture' effort to sust.ain equilihrium. Oth'r pens w('re hack ward, and tillle was needed to hring them into laying cundition. It is at all times prekrahle to ha\ c the birds \\ :!1 ; .1 week of laying rather than th(')" should incur .. !i the risks that attend a pull t in fnll lay. Had our hn.-eders observed these [acts a still more satisfactory r suit would have been obtained. The weather during the period under review may h classed as extraordinary, as it was of a most chanf{eable character, the res.;lt heing a most tr 'ing tlln for the fowls. If any particular nature of l'athcr contiuu •


TIlE STUDE l' lur ,\ tlllll' conditions can he arranged to somewhat l'lllHpl· \\ ith the natnn: of same, bnt with the ever 'hangin,' conditions from warm to cold, and from bright to dull, one is at a loss to know how or what to do for the best, as the whole machinery of egg production becomes 1110rc or less demoralised. However, the fowls showed their general good qualities hy finishing up the "car's test with what has been officially annonnced . sa t' sfactory results. The test was divided into two sections: . .S ectlcn

'T

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1.

Light Brel:'ds.-.s8 pens White I,eghorns, one pen of IHack Mmorcas, two pens of Brown I,eghorus were entered. Section o. 2. Hca'.:)' Brceds.-This section was made up of 14 pens of Black Orpi~gtons, eight pens of Silver Wyandottes, four pens of Langshans, and two pens of Buff Orpingtons. Feeding.-The feeding adopted this year has been similar to the system in work during previous tests, with only such variations as climatic conditions warranted at any particular time. Mash, made of bran one part, pollard two parts-moistened with either meat meal, soup or water-wa:s fed in the morning, green food ant! occasionally grain at mid-day, and grain at nig-ht. The use (.( the meat meal has heen varied according- to the needs of the birds and their condition whetht:r ill full lay, falling off, or moulting. While all teceive the same quality of fceel, all do not receive the . same quantities, the re~luirements of the birds are studied and supplied accordingly, anel quantities vary from 24 to 33 o/s of mash per pen of 6 hitds. The jollowing- will show quantities and cost of foo us~1l :•

Whcal-504 bushels i Ibs. @ frurn ~ per hush 1 ... Oats--~X cwls. (It, 10/. per cwt. . Bran- J Y; hushc1R @ Ir I 0 bu hel . . . ... Pollard-b45 bu h I fro 1 I

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TIll'; S'L'unJ<;N'I'.

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IInrd Crit, Char oal, and Shell Crit-2 'I' OilS ... ••• 8 'wts. a 20/- per ton • • Lucerne ChaIT-, cw ts. @ 6/- per cwt.

2

l)

220

----Total Costs

2

• • •

The awards allotted to the leading pens at the end o[ the test w'erc granted on value of cRRs laid, not for greatest number. The positions were fIlled by birds owned by, in Section I : No. of Eggs. Value. 1st, 2nd, 3 rd , 4th, 5th,

A. H. Padmall

r ,51,~

W. Purvis Mori tz Bros. J. George Mrs. A, Eo Kinnear

1,381 1,455 1,433 1,417

£5 7 11.65 5 4 10.61 5 4 1.58 5 .3 5·50 5 2 3·00

Section II. No. of Eggs.

1st, 2nd, ",rd, 4th, 5th,

l,'2 ..;l Cowan Bros., Blk. OrJ)s. Kappler Bros., S. \\ yan., pen RR 1,102 J, E. Padmal1, Blk. Orps. I, T~j I,ljl} C. B. Bcrtelsmier, Blk. Orps. Kappler Bros., S. 'ryan., pen <)0 1 ,12 I

Value. 6

2·4tl

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2

0.14

Special prizes were giv,en for hea\'iest weights of eggs. This was introduced to encourage the production bf marketable eggs of a fair sizc. To support t.hat a regulation was made stating that those pens the eggs o[ which did not attain the average weight of 24 01. . per dozen by the 'cnd of July, I~}JO, shoulel be ineligible to win a prize. There were 61 pens in Section I, and it l'S sat1sfactory to be able to record they all l:Omplied with the regulation. In Section 2, however, a different tale has to he told, out of 28 pens there were six: which did not eome up to the requin'd Wt'ig-ht, and were therefon' disl(~ualified from IMrticipating' in any final rewards. 'fo encourage breeders special prizes were offered as follow's :-For the heaviest total yield of eggs lain]. (Pells J1lIlSt. lay 1,000 eggs to qualify). 'l'he winners were: ] , ggs. Weight,- III •

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1st" ~[oritz Bros. 2nd, A. H. Padman

1,..5.'\ 1,5 1 3

2,455. 2 2, 87


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'1' Jllrthcr en otlrage the production of bre"-ds or , t r,\ins l.l ,jng \' :ry large ~ggs, prizes were ofiered withullt limit.ltion to II 1111 11 bers. Th~ winners are :,f;

10

0

kl

10

0

1'oselancJ 1

1st, J. E. Rice, W. Leghorn, weight of eggs, 28X ozs. per dozen.

average

2nd, ::\1r5. L. Smith, Blk. l\1inorcas. and G. Langshans (equal) average weight of eggs, 27X 07.S. per dozen.

P.rlzes to the value of 10/- in each section were of1cred each month for the highest value of eggs laid by a pen of fowls. The following table will show the position of the various hreeds at the end of the test, also the average of each breed competing. •

No. of No. of

Breeds.

Pens. liIirds.

Totals.

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Average Average per Pen. per Hen.

0

,

58 14

2 8 1 2

4

348 White Leghorns 84 : Black Orpington 12 Brown Leghorn 48 Silver Wyandotte 6 Black Minorca 12 Buff Orpington 24 I Langsban

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I 71,434 1,231-62 205-27 ' 14,736 2,063 8,086 1,087 1,884 3,433

1,052-5 1,031-5 1,010-75 1,087 942 I 858-25

175'41 171"1 168-45 161'16 157 143'M

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The fullowing table may be of some interest to • readers, showing as it docs the yartou! totals and results in a condensed form. SUMMARY RRSUI,TS. Number o-{ Pens .., 39 N umbcr of Birds ... 534 Tutal Valuc of Eggs J.aid ... . £358 17 8.9 102,72 Total Number of Eggs L~tid ." £157 4 2 Total Cost of Feeding '" . 11.2 .\ v('rage· Market Pric of I<;ggs .. .-\.verage Number of Eggs I,aid ~er pen 1,154·3 Average N umber of EJ,t'gs Laid per hen 93· A v('rage Cost per pen in Competiti .\ vcrage Cost per hen in ompetiti Profit over Cost of F dillg P pe Profit over Co t of F iflg P r Egg J~aid by wianin p ,


'fIll<: STUDENT

12

ERRS Laid by winning" pen, Section :2 llig'he. t. Mont.hly Score, Section I ... Highest. l\'Ionthly Score, Section 2 •• Highest. ',"eddy Score, Section I ... Highest 'reekl." Score, Section 2 ... •

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R. DAY,

Poultry Supninlenllent.

5e'eding Opel'ations, 1911. ---

BATHER conditions were generally fayourable for seeding this year, and in no particular field was any difficulty experienced.

Although a rather late start was made seeding was finished a good deal earlier than last season. The details of the seeding are as follows :Field No. 7 B (Hay) 22 acres. This field was drilled with 2 cwt. superphosphate, and then the seed, a mixture of oats aDd wheat, cross drilled. Lucerne was then broadcasted. April 25 and 26. Two cwt superphosphate drilled in per acre. A mixture of 51 lbs. oats and 81 Ibs. King's Red, May 8 to 11. SeI. 3, cross drilled in per acre. 4! lbs Provillce Lucerne, broadcasted. May 13. April 24. April 29.

May 1. April 27 and 28. May 2 to 6.

May 5 and 6.

May 1 to 3.

Field No.9 (Hay) 10 acres, 2 cwt. superphosphate drilIed in per acre. , Broadcasted 46 lbs. Calcutta Oats per acre. Cross broad casted 27 lbs. KiDg's Red, Sel. 3, per acre, and then the seed cultivated in. 5~ Ibs. Proviuce Lucerne broadcasted per acre. Field Graingers B (Ha y) 30 acres. 2 cwt. superphosphate drilled in per acre. A mixture of 51 Ibs. Calcutta Oats aad 81 lbs. Kiug's Red, Sel. 3. per acre, cross drilled on 13 acres at the Southern end. A mixture or 8t Ibs. Khleefah Wheat and 51 lbs. Calcutta Oats on 17 acres at the Northern end. About 26 acres broadcasted with 5i lbs. ProyiDcc Lucerne per acre. Field Ebsary's C (Barley) 39 acres. Drilled with 2 cwt. superphosphate and 62 Ibl. Short Head Barley, Sel. 4, per acre.


T

T

i Id Nottle B (Wheat, Beanl aDd Oatl). . h'

Area

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Variety

Seed Super. per acre per acre

8.5 acres BeaDs

Apr,l 19

•. ~ I/22 20.5

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39 lbs.

80 ..

Calcutta Oats

2 cwts. If

23.6

"

Jonathan Wheat, Sel. 2 77

II

69

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Le Huguenot

85

II

6.25

"

Kmg Fan, Sel 2

88

II

11

"

Federation, Sel. 2

83

II

.. 11/12 12.7

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Marshall's No. 3A, Sel. 3 82 ..

.. 12/13 12.1

"

.. 13;15 3.25

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Queen Fan, Sel. 1

88"

" 15/16 15.19

If

College Eclipse, Sel. 1

78 ..

May 5/6

" S .. 9/11

"

"

II

Sel. 2 82 ..

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College Comeback, Sel. 3 81 ..

" 18/19 8.5

"

Carmichael's, Sel. 3

88"

.. 20

1.8

"

85 ..

II

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2.

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Fan, Sel. S Cape, Sel. 1

83 ..

II

" 22

2.6

"

Viking, Sel. 2

77

II

II

.. 22

.8

King's Red, Sel. 3

90

II

"

King's Red, Sel. 3

90 "

.. 2212331

(Unpic

II

" 17/18 14.25 .. •

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(Pickled 1 blue

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II

.. (Part pickled, partdry) (Pickled 1 per cent !IiOlution blue stone)

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..

.,

.. "

( HeadJaac1s)

Fletts (Wheat).

Seediog oot inductiog Hand Plots. May 22/24 14 acres Comeback, Sel. 2

"

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II

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24

4S

24/26 22

II

Late Glnyas, Set 5

84

II

King's Red, S.t. 5

82

Kiog's Whit., SeI. 5

Q

26/27 18 S .. 27 /31 37.3

II

27/29 11.8 ..

Beuclc4 GJ

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90

2 cwts.

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Kiog" Red, SeL f

Glny.., SeL f

6

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29/31 25.5 "

.. 31

78 Ibs.

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STUDENT

Field Ebsary's B (Wheat and Barley).

Dale

Area

wn

Variety

Seed Super. per acre per acre •

Wheat.

5

" 4

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90 Ibs.

23.1 acres Gluyas, Sel. 4

June 1/3

1/3

19

2 cwts.

(Pickled 1 per ce solution blue stone

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"

205 Ibs.

"

2 cwts.

"

"

"

..

King'ji White, Sel. 4

88 "

"

Gluyas, Sel. 3

92

Barley.

,, 3

12

"

Oregon. Sel 3

65 "

" 2/3

13

"

Square Head, Sel 5

65

3

3~

"

"

acres headlands, drilled in with King's While, S( I. 4, and 2 superphosphate.

CWo

Hand Plf'ts. HE Haul! l'lots this year occupy a good piece of ground in Fletts. In addition to the usual Cereal l1npro'<ement blocks, which I of course form the maln part of the work, there are three other blocks. 1. Space Plots consi'sting of a series of eleven plots wi th the grains placed in squares 2 up to 12 inches in length, and two series of plot.s with rows 7, and 8 inches apart, and grains 2 up to 12 inches apart in th rows. 2. Plots sown with bunt)' wheat grains immersed for ,different lengths of time in solutions of Phenol varying in strength from 0.1 to I per ccnt. This is donc with the object of. finding a pickle which renders l..'treals proof against reinfection with bunt spores. 3. Plots sown with barley to test the value. of "arious dressings of Nitrate of Lime as a manure. 4

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The Wool Trip. ----_ .... ELOW are thl: conditions under which students from the School of Mines and Industries and Roseworthy Agricul tu ral College take the Practical ourse in Woolclassing on sheep stations. UUA LIFICATION.-A student in the first place attends lectures at the Schoul of Mines or Agricultural


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th first. term of the 'ear at the ~chool for two Sessions, one in each of two SllCcssi\'l' ycars at the Agril:ldtural College.- Theoretical examinations arc then held and students who. pass are 'l'lalificd to take the practical work on the sheds. Out of a maximum of 100 points above 80 constitutes a first class and aboYe 60 a second class pass. A 1'1'0 INTl\'IENT .-On gaining the nece~sary qualification the student fi.rst signs a, form of application and is then appointed to join one of the many teams of woolclassing students who leave Adelaide in each year for the salt-hush country.

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A Criticism. By" SKEET." HEN you wake up in the morning you hear someone singing a song you've neYer heard before, and then: "Turn it up, Toll," but it's no good. Toll is deaf and you are answered by: "I am all a-silly w hen the moonbeams shine." Later in the day you may hear two voices in No. n. \ralk in and see Ben l\Ierit and Toll acting something. Ask Toll wher he heard the play, he'll reply: "Mal')' amongst the flowers, the sweetest flower of all. Ben . and I saw this at Miss G~b'bs' when we went to Sydney." If eYer you h~ar a general laugh, there's no need Lo ask wh<lt's up. You can take it for granted Toll i doing the Comedian. There's no doubt he's wasting time II;> here. ""hat would 'nt Harry Rickards gi e for a star like Toll ? One person well aC4uainted with TO. II is our doctor who hlS to yisit Toll for some complaint nearly e e Tuesday. He is a very weak lad is Toll, you can from his build. His ,-isit to Sydney was for th go of his health. Thing-s ha,'e been quiet lately in the corridor. une asked wh,' the other day and he a prom answered: "Toll's got the mump." Some ltt said that they were convenient mum s nd th T 11 had not yet ~een II Madam Butt 11 ," A strang thing about Toll i has been going to aIr 1 t great attr tion i he ill ne rl al ,

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A Student's Experience of the Renmark Strike. B\' II TEDDY BEAR." • S tJ l'POSE all the readers of this magazine are well aware of the Renmark Strike, and the way the few, but lion-hearted, " Growers ., beat the D.L.D. A few of us: heard that they were short handed, ami we \'olunteered. and went up. As it got about the College the laborites were full about same. Awful yarns got about as to what was to happen to us on our journey up, and then when \\'e got t.here we ""ere to be Hayed aliYe, One of these kind gentlemen asked me to make my will oul, for if )'ou please, we were ne\'er to returu again, An y how, since we come from the College we were ilOt. to be bluffed. We left her·e on a ThuI'sday and got up to :\lorg-ull the sallle e\'ening, and were \'ery disappointed to lind the place so quiet, as this was to be our first reception placc by the Vi. L. . The to\\'u W,IS clS lpliet a,; could be. \\'e boarded the "Gem" river boat. here and had a \'en' pleasant trip up the 1\1urray. Our boat went up , , sho:,thanded, und since we were the youngest on the boal we g-a\'e a willing hand whenever wanted. \Ye arri\'ec.l at Renl\lark on Sa turda" and were taken to the Growers' • Club, where wc were received heartily. Our first and • only enconnter \\lith the strikers occurcd when out getling our camp equipment. A D.T,.V. leader t.ook our photog-raphs \\'~th a No. -t Bl"ll\\ nil' Camera al a distanl'e of fiYe hundred yards ulL \\"1; were dri\'t'n Ollt to Dill' temporary home • on :\11'. F,nms' property. .-\s soon as we alighted we got to and started plltting 0111' place in some sort of nrcler. \Ye g-Ol in\'itcd Ollt at nig-ht, ano had a "ery good •


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Our next ,question was to decide who was to b auk, and other appointments of the household had to he allotted. We alll'l.greed on "one of the new made friends" being cook, a really good chef he made, tllnting Ollt sOI!le jolly fine dishes. It fell to my lot to cook breakfast in the mornings. And all otner necessary . appomtments were allotted. I got IlP at six the following morning and tried to cook some chops. After usinR J lb. of butter I fonnd the chops ,,'ere still raw so I gave the game up for that morning, and the party had to be satisfied with dry hread and tea. I offeroo the next morning to make ~ "bomb shell," but my mates thought it sounded too risky. I am sorry to say we often had failures in our cooking, and it was a common occurence to find sausages walking out of our kitchen door. .\nvhow - , our cooking became the topir of the town. Had it not been for the help gi'-en to us by several lady friends we should have starved. Our next great enemy was the cold, as do what we may we could not keep ourselves warm at night. We even tried the experiment of five sleeping in a room 10 by 10, but this even did not do, so we had to stand it the best wav we could. :.\It. • Evans often invited us out of an evening, and we took occasional walks to other camps, where we had a fine time. With all this we h~d a really rattling good time, and any of us are ready to undergo this again to be among the fruitgrowers once more. I think we gave every satisfaction. "we had some of the highest tallie in grape picking. The' student was not only a grape picker, but could be put to do anything, and always ga"e satisfaction. We were sorry to leave Renmark, and had an uneventful and enjoyahle trip hack to the Colleg, unharmed by the so-called " Black Hand" of the U.L. U. 1"

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:\Iinisterre of Agrricl1ltchl1re: Forthetime Being, :\LP. Principal Professor Paul Koppinforit. Superintendent of Laboratories and Reporter to Dalh· Herald: J -a-a-ek. Botanist, Geologist, and Lecturer on Katural Science: John Hors1ev. Vegetable Pathologist: Jonah Whisk'ers. Assistant

Experime-ntalist: Egypt.

Engineer and Hi1e Merchant: John V. Daly . •

Drill Major: Antv Glen.

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HE workmen were holding a meeting in the old dairy. There was a good numher present, among t.hem mallY notable characters who had figured largely in the records of the State (gaol records). The meetings were held in Daly's Hotel, but there was apt to be a draught there so they are now held in the dairy. The Chairman arose to open the meeting. He was a stout stodgy man with a dark moustache and liked wearing a white coat "ery much. On this occasion he had left his black tie at home. He cleared his throat and proceeded to open the meeting l hu t he was not destined to do this. II Hi ! pull hirn down! shouted a Yoice. I t was a snakY' looking liIan seated in a far corner of the room. This lI~an is worthy of notice. He was a very remarkable character. His countenance was dark, so was his hair, and to show it off he wore a little white hat. He arose and began to run down the Chairman. This redoubta:ble man would not stand that so he mote him between the eyes, a deed that no one would have thought him capable of. Upon th~s a strong burl. man who had been quiet so far arose and seizing the two h' the scruff of their necks ejected them. Their ejector a funny looking character with a large beard which a g-oing rusty around his mouth. As this was a spe in! occasion he wore a halo of corks, suspended by string around his head. The two Chairmen could be h ard for SOllie time after tearing up the metal from th ne ro d outside and hurling it at each other's h ad . Through all this disturbance a sickl. looking f 110 had been gazing a t them from th other nd table. Ht.l now arose and in a voi that remmd of an Amer.ican drawl proclaimed that if no J he would take th hair. 'hen a k d h present he said that h h d 1 t I b pr Staff becau e h had u uth ri h h wa bl to r port th 0 mm rpr ,nd

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nrss. Brother Ringie arose and asked if it Wl're possible to ha\'e a new chaftcuttcr and motor. He had hardly got out the words whcn "Bang! Wallop!" an old Irishman, in spite of the efforts to detain him, had sprung up and with one blow had stretched the chaficutter ag'itator on the floor, " What!" he shont'ed beside himself with fun', " \rhat ! " he shouted, "Would yOll teke me cheftcootter a ,\'a:- and bring in 'som new theing that 1 couldn't hile properly," And choking with wrath he had to be carried out to cool under the tap. Brother Skin next arose to propose something, hut happened to catch sight of John Horsley hanging by his toes to a rafter. The sight so tic.kled his fancy that h~ had to go down to the cellar to reconr, Brothers lVIic and Nic arose, and with Kic as spokesman put forward a petition that new hoes be supplied to the Collegt \'ineyard. He asked if it were possible to supply hoes with asbestos handles as the present ones caught fire: so easily when used too hard. The Chairman said he had often been in the same predicament, hut he would see what he eould do in the matter. Brother N ic also asked if it were possible to start a branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Dumb Animals here. He stated that he had missed se\'¡ eral of his pouss'his, which h~d strayed too near the kitchen, He was unconsciously looking at a fellow in the corner who was the brother to the man who was ejected with the late chairman. This man rose and left. The Cihairman mo\-ed that the appearance of the poultry staff would be greatly impro\-ed if they received a series of boxing lessons from 1\1. O. Harold, and that as they had a \"ery slovenly way of walking it would be as well if O'om gave them a few lessons as he was a past master of the art, having the true swing. Some members asked for etiquettcd dancing lessons. The Chairman said he would give them as many as they, wished, but he had hardly taken his seat again when up jumped Ant)'. Poor Anty was sorry for it the moment he was on his feet, but it could not be helpedA t last he managed to blurt out: Please, Sirs, I will


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A Day on a Training Ship. By 'I ENGLISH JOHN." T was four o'clock in the afternoon wben the noble windjammer, which is the slang name for a training ship, 'sheered off from the AI'bert Dock, London, ready for a full four months' cruise, and was towed downstream by a tug. Gravesend was reached by six o'clock in the evening, and we then dropped anchor, preparatory to making all snug for the night. It was not five o'clock next morning before we were well out in mid-stream. The anchor was then hoisted in and catted and all ropes coiled up, when we were piped to get aft and scrub down the decks. This was completed by seven a.m., at which time we welcomed the call to breakfast which consisted of porridge, followed by " hot pot," a kind of mash and salt butter, and household jam, which on board is a mixture of different jams. At eight o'clock we let go the tug and immediately set about unfurling the sails; all clapped on to the rope and hauled to the tune of that famons shanty, .1 Blow. the man down." The wind caught the sails immediately they were set, bellying them out, s'ending \ the vessel at the rate of about eight knots per hour. were then set to make all trim-cleaning paint work, polishing brass and nickel, and scrubhing out the diughies. \\' a tc·hes were kept on board during the \'oyage and also when the \'essel was lying in .port. The crew a' diddecl into two watches, starboard and port, each in charge of an oHicer, and l'ach shift \Va of four h urs duratiou, at the expiration o{ whi h im the relieved by the otht'r hift night or da . A t noon dinn r ~ a s r\'ed au ork ••"aiu . t 011' o'do k, g 11 raJl b' om 11

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Football Notes. ---.i.\lEETING was held at the commencement of the season with the intention of impro"ing the appearance of the football outfit, with the result that \n ha\'e adopted naYy bille guernseys ,,'ith pink bands and badge on brea t. Football opened auspiciousl.", and our strength was first te ted with an Adelaide combination, King"swoods, \\'c emerged vi torious after a good struggle which ga\'e us heart for our Association :\fatches, \\'e hayc reason to regret this match as in it we sa w the first and last on the field of a good footballer, and a popular 111ember of thc Staff, o\\-ing to an old complaint bein!! brou(Tht Oil hy the unaccustomed ~Xl'rise. \re will miss his \'aluahle <lch'i c, "\. pleasing feature of football is the lntere-;t displayed in practice this year. The first and thinl years are well represented at practice, and 011 one oc 'asion all the members of the third year were stripped, Lut \lUfortunately the playing' mcmll rs of the :lI1d year are not so n\l11lerO\lS, .,

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May 20th, at the College, This was our opening match for the seaSon and therefore ga "C us some practice for the Association matches, The gaml' was ennl." contested up till the la t quarter when we drew away. (Jur play was of a good standard, considering- it was the first ma·tch and ga e u encou:"agetlll'nt for the coming matches, final scor :(, ~oals III hehinds to -l goals :\ behinds. Best pia' for College :-Hakcr, ::\Iowat, Snook, Spafford, T hi... n, Best players ~or }" ingswood. :-Gnuld, Finl<:L·~ • • Potts, \\'ilton, Ashworth. Goal kickers for 1 in , (~()t1ld (2) I Potts, and Chapman. ColI g :-~o Sibley (2), Baker, and Spafford. ' COJ.J.}t;Gg

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We won the toss and started off with the \\·ind. Frutll the bounce the Salisburys fonY'ar,ded the ball and kicked a goal; from then the galT1C was e\"en. In the second ([uarter the play was in the \'isitors' faYour whl-' endt.'d with ,; gOcLls in t.he lead'. At. three quarter time, after good co,mb'ined play we \\"ere within two points of our opponents' score. The last qnarter was e\"cn and excitillj.;, and a goal frOIll Baker witll1ll 'ten minutes of blll'e cnallled us t.o score it welk~arnec1 two Jloint vict(jry. Final scores :-CoUegv 6 goals 7 hehiuds to Salisbury f> goals .'1 hehillCls. Best players :-Baker, ~\Iowat, Hester, Tambl\·n. Coal kic\er;-; :-Sibley, \'ohr, (1) , Ba!,er, Ihiscull (2). J

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J line 5th, at the College. A joint party of tennis anJ footba.lI players visited ns Oil -Tune ,<;th. The 1l1atch calls for little comnwnt as it W,LS a hollow' victory for liS. '''it.lt t.he exception 01 a ralh- on their part in the s~conrl (illa.rt.el', the last half wa:-- prdctically a goal-kicking contest helween our forwards. B~st players for \'isitors :-WiltOll, SmIth, and StUrlrt, Best players for Colleg;e :-Baker, i\ICJ\vat, Tamhl\'ll 1 Sible\' HOl'kin"-. Goal .;kickers for College :_, 'Sihh:y (.+), Hocking' Cj), Baker (2), Driscoll (2), Vohr (2), Hill (I). Final scores :-14 goals 11 hehinds to (, hehinds. COLLECg \", WrT,T,ASTONS . •

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Junc ) ,th, at the College. Our team was considerably weakened through the ra\'ages of mumps among several of our leading players. 011;: team included five juniors, but in spite of these ihe team played with more systcm than in any of the pre\'jolls matches, This match was played in a friendly spirit, which we would like to see displayed in our other matches. But' for the playing of four _brilliant OppOllnts the game would have been more evenly contested. Final scores :-6 goals 16 hehinds to 3 goals 3 behind. Best players:- Baker, Mowat. Hocking, D. Killicoat, l\Iadeley, Driscoll, Stone. Goal kickers:Sibley, Driscoll, D. Killicoat.

Tennis Notes. RING this term. tennis has been a secondary consid'eration and very few enthusiasts have been out on the courts. However, on .June 5th a mat h was played against the School of Mines team on OUf l.ourts. The teams were as follows :-School of路 Min : Jeffreys (Capt.), Cherry, Mr. I<'erguson, Goode i College: Sibley, lVIadc1ey, (Capt.), Hocking, Best r. Sibl and Madeley beat Goode and l<~erguson, 6-~, 6-2. kmg and Hest~r played .Jeffreys and Cherry, but 0 to rain did not finish th rubber. 'core:- oUe .-6. I--t. Then Madeley played Good but ould no the first . et owing to the a . to one in favour of Good.


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HAT our new students, although comparatively few in number, are a good lot, with the exception of a couple who were ne\'er cnt ant for hie at the H..A.C. That the Coronation accorded to the ncw comers on a ertain Friday night created as much excitement and more amusem'ent an10ng the senior student~ than tha t of our respected King will do. That one of their number inquired if he would have to submit to the TORTURES of the 2nd and 3rd year students. He thought it was" idiotic sport." That although he is the progeny of a prominent hardware merchant he is not I1lade for "hard , ware" himself. Qui tc t.he reverse in fact. That on crowni.ng night we wer-e given an interesting speech re BooboorCl\\"ie v Pinnaroo country. 1'here i splendid pasture for wallabies we are told. .-\.Iso that .:'joo acres would always - he .')00. That \\'c had also a magnificently wor·cI·rl song. Although short the wor·cls werc well chosen and consisted of HOllnic .J ean la la la, several times n:peated. That although usually having plenty to say, Yap per was cOlllpletely stumped for speel'h on that n·j?:ht. I wonder why? 'Chat at the fossicking, SOlJ1etillH's held for farm <.:1 a SS, one studen t tril'd to confiscate the b(l'old sac as well as the Jlug-g·ets. It is just as wcll to open the sac first, Ikey. All is not gold that glitters. That one student on seeing another with toast, anJ inCj'Uiring 'where to obtain it promptly ga\'e the order to the steward "Toast One." That when h first arrived and names were not all memorised one student was distinguished as " the bloke lIhat wears his hat in his pocket." Why not see a eloctor ? That the epidemic of murnps in the Collcg'e at time of writing' pro\'cd a pleasant holiday to 'omc of the afflicted who were unfortunate ellough to b COllIe infected and sen t home.


Th.\ t \\l' ha "l' an c. pcrt drilll'r in our midst who I'l'n cd his time at Laura. It was strang~ that All. ~Icn h ,I to shut the gate of F.hsary's C to keep the drill alld drivl'f in the paddock,

Tha tour ncw \\' estralian found stock fairly ~nj()y­ ahle hut for emptying the" bile" from the ccss-pits. It 11lust ha"c given him a bilious attack, That if the sen'ices of an additional blacksmith and carpenter wcre procured for the College our present instructor would find more time to instruct students. That the assistant in the chemical laboratory, since reporting a student, has become l\Ir, instead of Jack, and has been promoted to the Staff. Cheer up, students " a cat may look at a king." That one new and one old memher of the second year ,,'ent two rounds with the drill wiUhout sowing any seed. A pretty bad patch in a field to miss, They . must ha'-e sown for a crop of super. •

That the wool-classing students asked l\lr. Williams t.o class a certain student's hair. He considered it too long to be .~6's, and said we must create a new das. for special Lincoln wool. 'rhat if a memher of the kit.chen staff went to (~aw­ leI' less frequently we could more often procure a return of butter. That one of our st.udents is \'Cry studious, He is so interested in physiology that .he was ohsernd studying 1I0tes Oil a " !l'crfect horse'" while drh"ing a team 01 same in a cultivator Ollt at Fletts. J

That arguments hecome somewhat h~ated when discu.-sing th goon and had qualities of Rgn v BY•• C . •

That. Wanderer composed th following" Odt' to th College: " \\'IICre'er J roam, whatever field I see, IIatl('s:.; and contless I return to thee.

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TIlE STUDl';N'l'. \\'hal red darkness is like? Who wantcd a rcturn of butter?

WI\() has c1ri\'cl1 a drill all last 'season ?

How l~inger s jaw was broken and what makell it crack? \\'bo had to have thc dowu rCl11o\'ed from his upper Ii p ) \\'ho has adopted the habits and name of Butcher? \\ho had his room disinfected? Who is an expert nutcracker? \rho shirked footy on June 17t.h ? What Buster moant at the Iooty match when he hil an opponen t, then looked for our captain and saicl: ,. Hold me hack while 1 get at 'im." \\'ho is the only wbite man at the College? ,

\\'ho was put under the shower? ,Vh/)

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cau~ht. lifting granges?

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Vol 12 No 1 July 1911