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THE SUCCESSFUL WET
ING OF SKEET POTATOES
Careful Handling, Curing, Grading, and
Study of Market Conditions
I , N ec e osa ry.
! Clemson College, Dec. 15.-The sue
cessful marketing of sweet potatoes
depends on several factors, one of
the more Important of which is the
growing in marketable quantities. By
.this we mean that we should not grow
?mall lots, depending too much on
our home markets, all of which are lo
cated In a sweet potato section and
are being supplied at digging time
irom the curb. If we have less than
a carload of sweet potatoes and aro
Able to get a good price for these on
our local market, we should consider
ourselves very fortunate and at the
same time think of this as an accident,
The above applies to the markets
at harvesting time rather than during
the winter months, " when one third
bf the sweet potatoes grown have de
cayed from lack of suitable storage
facilities. Oftentimes the Division of
Markets of the Clemson College Ex
tension Service is asked to find a mar
ket for 75 or 100 bushels of sweet po
tatoes near some glutted market but
some distance from an open market
It becomes an expensive proposition
to ship these potatoes, and handling
and exposure given them when sent
in local lots by freight make their
movement by freight impossible. But
v from the same point it may be a very
easy task to move two or more car
loads of sweet potatoes to some large
market center or coal mining or mill
When all said, it Is not the quantity
to be marketed that should receive
the greater part of our attention
(though we should focus our eyes
on quantity for a time), because when
we begin growing for markets other
than our curb markets we must nee
essarily give more attention to the
handling and grading of our sweet
?potatoes. A consignment of sweet
potatoes that reaches its market des
tination showing signs of bad handling
never commands the top market price
On the other hand, potatoes careful
ly handled will always receive
ready sale at prices that will more
than pay for the extra time and labor
expended in careful handling. This
handling process begins at harvesting
time and ends when the potatoes
Teach the consumer.
Through careless handling and stor
ing of sweet potatoes we have been
losing from 50 to 70 per cent of the
crop grown each year. The crop is
now becoming of commercial impor
tance and will be extensively culti
vated in the sections of the state
Invaded by the Mexican boll weevil;
and all who Intend to grow sweet
potatoes for the market should build
..sufficient storage houses and provide
?the best means of handling this now
important crop for market.
While the production of the sweet
potato has increased during the past
few years, many new marketa have
opened up and thousands of people
:are becoming heifer acquainted with
the southern grown sweet potato. Ne
limit as to market has been reached
yet and at this time a number of
ysweet potato dealers and fruit and
vegetable marketing associations are
idoing much to advertise the south
!era sweet potato and increase the
consumption of this product. The
crop is of a perishable nature, aa
(?tated above, if not handled properly,
>nd only recently has it been given
the proper dandling which enables il
to be thrown* on distant markets.
This story is told of the first car
lead of Nancy Hall sweet potatoes
that reached Columbus, Ohio, aboul
j four years ago through mistake: A
?certain dealer in that city had been
'handling a dry, m?aly sweet potato
iljrown in a colder section of th.?
'country, not as well adapted as this
section to the growing of the sweei
potato, and through a commission
firm in the East they had asked foi
a car of these dry sweet potatoes. Thi
commission house instead, by mistake
sent a carload of the rich flavored
juicy Nancy Hall variety from Geor
gia. When the dealer discovered thai
'he had the wrong variety of potatoei
he immediately said, "Well, we wil
have to sell these at 75 cents lesi
? on the bushel and take a loss." "No/
said a southern friend, "sell then
at 75 cents more per bushel, for thej
are worth more, and don't fail to ad
Needless to say this carload wen;
at that price and, In the words ot
the dealers there, "They are still go
This crop ia the past has been ai
easy one to produce, and naturalis
we have become negligent and har<
said to those ia charge, "Sell th?
surplus if you can, if you can't, feed
t?a 9 m to the hogs."
We now know, however, there ar?
other crepe worth more for hog feed
and less expensive to grow, and wt
must turn our faces towards a mar
ket Our policy should simply b?
jthis: those of us who expect to groa
.weet potatoes in the boll weevtl
?tctioa of the state should study mar
leets, market preferences, market de
mauds, periods of greatest demand
secure proper containers, grade prop
orly, provide suitable storage for i
carload or more (the most econ?mica
method of handling and marketinj
this crop )and work with the marke
agents end their assistants for notb
tag lesa than the market price in an;
i open market
The County Treasurer's office will
ie -open for the purpose of receiving
axes from the 15th day of October,
.919, to the 13?h day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable
?etween the 15th day of October,
.919, and December 31st, 1919.
That when taxes charged shall not
ie paid by December 31. t, 1919, the
bounty Auditor shall proceed to add
, penalty of one per cent, for Janu
,ry, and if taxes are not paid on or
efore February 1st, 1920, the Coun
y Auditor will proceed to add two
er cent, and five per cent, addition
1, from, the 1st of March to the 15th
f March, after which time all un
aid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1919
re as follows:
'or State purposes_ 9
'or Ordinary County_ 7
'or Special County_ 3
'or Constitutional School Tax 3
'or Antioch - 4
'or Bacon School District_10
'or Blocker_ 2
'or Blocker-Limestone_ 4
'or Colliers_ 4
'or Flat Rock_ 8
'or Oak Grove_ 3
'or Red Hill_._ 6
'or Edgefield ._. 8
'or Elmwood No. 8_2
'or Elmwood No. 9_ 2
'or Elmwood No. 30_ 2
or Elmwood L. C._ 3
br Hibler_ 3
'or Meriwether (Gregg) _ 2
or Moss_ 3
'or Brunson School_ 4
or Ropers_ 2
'or Shaw _ 4
'or Sweetwater _ 4
br Talbert_. 2
'or Trenton_.- 8%
br Wards _ 2
or Wards No. 33_ 4
or Blocker R. R. (portion)_15
or Elmwood R. R. (portion)_15
'or Johnston R. R._ 3
or Pickens R. R._ 3
'or Wise R. R.___ 3
'or Corporation_ ll
All the male citizens between the
ges of 21 years and 60 years, ex
ept those exempt by law, are liable
o a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
apital tax of 50 cents each is to be
aid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
itizens between the ages of 18 Ad
5 years must pay $2.00 commuta
ion tax. No communtation is includ
d in the property tax. So ask for
oad tax receipt when you desire to
ay road tax.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
tual Insurance Asso
C .?GAN I ZED 1892.
Property Insured $8,875.360
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We insure your property againsl
'IRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
nd do so cheaper than any Com
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Remember, we are prepared tc
rove to you that oura ia the aafeat
nd cheapest plan of insurance.
Our Association is now licensed
.j write Insurance in the countiei
f Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
lick, Edgefield, Laurena, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and i
?parta nburg. j
The officers are: Gen. J. Frases
?yon, President, Columbia S. C..
. E.. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
'reas., Greenwood, S. C.
L O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
. M. Gumbrell, Abbeville, S. C.
. R. Bls.ke, Greenwood, S. C.
L W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
I H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
V. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
v*. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
January 1 1920.
T. B. GRENEKER
Attorney at Law
Office in the
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-Cl -JAMES J. HILL
The Successful Farmer
t Raises Bigger Crops
and cuts down costs by investment in\
Good prices for the farmers' crops en-'',
courage new investment, more production
and greater prosperity.
But the success of agriculture depends
on the growth of railroads-the modern
beasts of burden that haul the crops to
the world's markets.
The railroads-like the farms-increase
their output and cut down unit costs by
the constant investment of new capital. .
With fair prices for the work they do,
the railroads are able to attract new capital
for expanding their facilities.
Rates high enough to yield a fak return
will insure railroad growth, and prevent
costly traffic congestion, which invariably
results in poorer service at higher cost.
National wealth can increase only as our
Poor railroad service is dear at any I
price. No growing country can long pay
the price of inadequate transportation $j
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ation may obtain literature by writing to The Associa
tion of Railway Executives, 61 Broadway, New York.
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On Georgia R. R. Tracks
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' Opposite Cantelou's Stables
With no competition I paid for Lime $2.50 per
barrel. Now you can get lime from the same party,
with competion, at $2.10 per barrel. With lime
costing by the ciir $2.10 per barrel, with advance in
price by the car from 20 to 30 cents more than last
summer. So keep competition by giving me your
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We can fill your order for all fertilizers, and would
be glad to see you before you buy.
We have in the warehouse now 10-3-2, 8-3-0 and
9-2-2. Better haul before the roads get bad.
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