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THREE HUSKY FELL
HELP OUT IN THE
Common labor is
today the most
sought after com
modity in America,
lt is vory scare?
throughout the en
tire country. Farm
ers of the South
I are especially woi
rif-d over the situ
ation. During war
times the farmer
should be doubly
economical of so
J. N. HARPER valuable a com
modity as labor. Ir must not be wast
ed. Now ?a not the time to employ
labor to clean out fence corners, and
to do otber kinds of the less produc
tive work. There must be no*lost mo
tion. Every lick must be made to
count in answering the call of our na
tion and her allies, who aro calling out
to the farmer "Give us bread! Give us
The best way to economize labor
on tho farm today is to produce moro
per acre. Tho southern farmer will
most unwisely if he tries to culti
vate too much land with the present
supply of labor. A better plan would
be not to increase the acreage devoted
to cultivated crops, but to produce
more por acre, by the use of fertiliz
er, manure, cood seed and improved
machinery, all of which will save la*,
One ton of good fertilizer will do
more work in growing tfrops than willi
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AUGUSTA - -
g in the South
OWS READY TO
: LABOR SHORTAGE
? six times this amount of money ex
j pended in labor. For example, one
1 ton of Rood fertilizer will now cost
! about $4<j.00. The plant food in this
quantity ..h n applied to three acres
of land give an increase of about
; 750 pounu? of lint, cotton and 1,500
pounds of seed. The lint at 30c per
j pound amounts to $225.00, and the
seed at $50.00 per ton amounts to
J $G0.0o. making a total of $2S5.oo.
Few business concerns net 50 per
\ cent increase on money invested in
; labor, but, granting that the farmer
will net 100 per cent on his invest
ment in labor, and supposing that ho
pays $1.00 per day for labor, tho
$46.?io invested in fertilizer, when in
vested in labor, would net him S-l'i.OO:
whereas, when invested in fertilizer, it
gives him a net increase of $239.00.
Thus it can be seen the tremendous
advantage of supplementing labor
with liberal applications of plant food
Likewise an improved piece of ma
chinery that makes it possible to cul
tivate an acre of cotton or corn with
perhaps half the labor ordinarily em
ployed, and cultivate it better, should
be looked to at this time as a source
of help in facing the labor shortage.
Good seed of a strain known to do
well in a community will do much to
ward increasing yields, without an in
crease of acreage.
Is this not a time when the farmer
should be sure to use these three Cjrop
makers, to the fullest extent, to off
set the labor shortage?
il friends to visit our store
l?ive tlie largest stock of
AN i) SILVERWARE
town, it will he a pleasure to
cry department is constantly re
>ur repairing department, which
patch or clock made as good as
a short time.
ANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
i Silos, Barns,
stions ot" great
service is with
- - GEORGIA
Increase Irish Potato Aereas
The United States Food Adm
istration is planning a consiste
campaign to increase the use
Ililli potatoes. Grocers will
urged to inaug?rate a "potato da
each week, selecting whatever d
is slack in deliveries and makin;
special price for potatoes deliver
on that day. Housewives will
asked to buy potatoes, a wee!
supply on each potato day. T
Administration wishes to place t
irish potato, every day in the ye;
on every table in America.
The Food Administration el
'clares that it is necessary rig
now as a war measure for evei
body to eat potatoes and also
purchase them in fairly regul
quantities week by week, so til
j distribution will be equal evei
! where for thc next t? ve or s
months, relieving railroad congi
? lion and enabling growers and d
tri butors to lundie potatoes at tl
most reasonable prices and to fn
nish encouragement for productif
of a larger crop this spring.
The Department of Agricultu
is working to improve potato gnn
ing methods and to increase o
crops. The cooperation of the coi
sumer and the grocer are need*
more now than ever before. Evei
American family is urged to e
potatoes and to buy freely throuf
the winter. Hotels and restauran
are being asked to serve potato
Cooperating with the Departmei
of agriculture, the Food Admini
tration has taken definite measun
to stabilize the potato industr,
both as to production and as to di
Germany plants more than twic
as many potatoes as the Unite
States. Germany gets more tba
twice as many bushels per acre, an
she eats three times as many pot
toes. Germany's wise usu of pot:
toes helps her to hold out again:
"If we are going to win this W?
we must fight Germany man fe
man, shell for shell, potato, for pe
tato," says a Food Administratio
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
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II ! most h
j I greatly
li best s?
There is :
iV?|S3 TRADE MARU KB
WELL SUPPLIED W?TH
FE RT ILIZEKS
We desire to inform the
farmers of Edgefield county
that we have on hand ready
for delivery all brands and
formulas made by the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Also a full supply of the
"Quality Line of Fertilizers"
made by Coe-Mortimer & Co.
Before making your fertil
izer contracts for 1918 call to
We can also supply you
with meal and 16 per cent,
acid for mixing your own
fertilizers at home.
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
make every acre prod mice its vfr
crops, cotton and tobacco,
our country. Yon
country and yourself
acre liberally with
ps ^ spa
i national car and labor shortage. BeSay is dangerous.
SWIFT & CO. FERTILIZER WORKS
ATLANTA, GA. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Factories: Atlanta, Albany, LaGrange, Moultrie, Savannah, Ga.
WILMINGTON and GREENSBORO, N.C.,
CHESTER and COLUMBEA, S. C.
FOR SALE BY
ii Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Edgefield, South Carolina