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WATER A DECAYING ROSEBUSH WITH SOOT TEA. POUR BOILING WATER
OVER SOOT TAKEN FROM STOVE WHERE WOOD HAS BEEN BURNED AND
WHEN COLD, POUR OVER BUSH.

Where learned: WILSON COOKBOOK ; BY TELEPHONE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 08-12-1968

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TO GET RID OF ROACHES, TAKE EQUAL PARTS OF CORNMEAL AND RED
LEAD, MIX WITH MOLASSES AND SPREAD ON PLATES. AT NIGHT SET
THE PLATES ON THE FLOOR AND LEAVE THEM THERE SEVERAL NIGHTS IN
SUCCESSION. I HAVE KNOWN THIS TO CLEAR OUT ROACHES WHEN
EVERYTHING ELSE HAD FAILED.

Where learned: WILSON COOKBOOK ; BY TELEPHONE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-12-1968

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