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Destroy the Cotton Stalks
Starve the Bol? Weevi
With the present price of <
less than 25 cents per pound,
?bears talking 20 cent cotton ar
boll weevil said to do its worst
age the third year many farmer
think they will not plant much t
if any next year. But aa sore as
year comes we will see a large
ore cotton planted anoj perhap
much for weevil conditions.
As stated above, the third y<
supposed to receive more da
from the boll weevil than
years. Th.'s of course is due t
fact that it takes time for the v
to get thoroughly established
section or county and for farm?
learn he cannot grow as many
per plew as he did before the v
came. We had mighty favo
weather this year for the weevi
unfavorable for cotton. The late
spring delayed planting from tv
four weeks (and two weeks n
weevil conditions is likely to i
success from failure) and the 1
weeks of rain in Augusta causee
weevil to do severe damage1 in ]
of the county. Some farmers
had prospects for a bale or more
acre failed to get one-half bale,
best prospects were the ones in i
cases to,fall short, due to the h<
foliage and large stalks which ?
more favorable for the weevil,
small or medium size stalks are r
ing the largest yield in most c
The weevil has worked in si
sections of the county to cause
most failure .and some parts the c
will be as high as 70 per cent. Tal
it as a whole, it now looks
around 58. per cent of a normal c
for the past three weeks have b
favorable to the cotton and most
^ the weevils gone north in search
J food. However, many weevils are
I dng fed and hatched from the squa
coming from the second growth i
this is the main purpose of our w
Most of us know that the o
plants found in this section of
state upon which the boll weevil li
and thrives are cotton, okra and '.
biscus. We are not familiar with 1
species of Hibiscus here, except
aflower pot plant, but under sta
it grows wild in the southern part
the state and in Florida. Dr. D.
Pierce, of the U. S. Bureau of. En
mology has found the boll weevil
work in Arizona on the Thurber
the most closely related of all plai
to cotton plant. Recently they ha
been found living on the purpla m
low (Callirrhoe involucrata), h
this plant is not common to us.
we very seldom find the weevil fee
ing on any plant except cotton a:
the important thing to be done nc
or as soon as possible, it to destr
the cotton stalks.
Why and How to Destroy the Cotti
The second growth on cotton fu
nishes tender buds and squares fi
the weevil to feed upon and multij?
When frost comes (which is unce
tain but shows an average for Nc
vember the 9th, in the county), tr
weevils find the best available fe
protection through the winter. Vhe
live on food stored in the tissues c
the bodies. According to governmer
data the average life of the Weev
is around sixty days (except thos
which nature provides to carr
through the winter to start the rac
again) and this means that most o
the weevils alive today will have die?
before cold weather drives them ti
winter quarters. This means that i:
we turn under stalks within the nex
thirty days we will starve, cause ti
fly away or force into winter quai
ters in such a weak condition thej
will have a poor chance of surviving
the winter. By destroying the stalks
early we not only cut off the food
supply of the weevils but destroy
millions of eggs and worms that
would otherwise develop into wee
vils, before frost. xThe earlier the
stalks are destroyed the better it is.
Ther following data is given out by
the Bureau of Entomology and shows
that the per cent of weevils surviv
ing <the winter at different periods
of stalk destruction:
Weevil survival with stalks destroy
ed at varying dates among 1000 wee
Stalks destroyed No. surviving
Sept. 16-30 _ 2
Oct. 1-15 ._21
Oct. 16-31 _ 68
Nov. 1-16_ 121
We can see from the above that
this is very important and the far
mers should do this and have their
renters to do likewise. If a commu
nity would do this, great results
would be seen next spring. However,
the individual will get good results
because we know the weevil is not
k going in search of food until the
jmiood supply is exhausted on that
particular field and this will be the
latter part of July or the first of
August. The farmer who does not de
stroy the stalks will certainly have
to feed the weevils until cold weath
er and then have them spend the
winter on his farm. The business men
and farmers should get behind the
"Starve the Boll Weevil" movement
in order tha twe may get better re
sults next year.
The best method of destroying the
stalks, is to plow them under at
least four inches deep. This can be
dene by attaching a heavy chain to
the end of the double-tree on the
side next to the mouldboard and the
ether end to the beam about half
way huck or near the bend. Let the
chair, have enough slack to pull the
stalks forward so that the furrow
siice will cover them. If the stalks
are too large, over four br five feet
tall, use the cutaway harrow ahead
of the plow. If labor is short or the
land is too hard for plowing bar off
and rip up the stalks so they will die
thereby cutting off the food supply.
Do Not Burn the Stalks Under Any
The stalks should not' be burned
because first, nitrogen, our most
costly fertilizing material is lost;
second, the humus which is so badly
needed is also lost. Then too, by the
time the stalks are cut, dried and
piled in rows to burn, the weevils
will have flown. If it comes a warm
rain the old stub left in the ground
will sucker out and thereby furnish
food for any weevils that might be
If your neighbor does not see fit
to destroy the stalks on his farm do
not let this prevent you from plow
ing them under because as brought
out above, it will run'the weevils
from your field and by early planting
(which we hope to/accomplish next
year) we will have a pretty fair crop
of bolls "set" before the weevil
comes from adjoining fields where
they would not destroy the stalks.
Do You Buy All of Your Nitro
"Crimson Clover King" Hodges,
cf Hodges, S. C., says that he would
not haul Nitrate of Soda home for
its use. Why? Because he gets all his
nitrogen from the air through crim
son clover. You can do the same,
either by the use of the clover:? or
the vetches. Yes, peas and velvet
beans are* good, but let's grew some
thing in the winter or early spring
when peas and beans will not grow.
Let your County jVgent aid you in
ordering your seed or get them from
your local dealer. By all means get
into the game of leguminous nitro
Cleveland, Sept. 27.-The great
est single service American Legion
members have rendered their coun
try is their virile stand for the main
tenance of law and order," Franklin
d'Olier, national commander of the
American Legion, told the second
annual convention of the legion at
its opening session here today.
"We quickly served notice in rio
uncertain terms upon those wild
radicals who would, hy force, at
tempt to injure those very institu
tions we had risked our lives to pro
tect," Commander d'Oliev said. "We
stated plainly we were ready for
them and could meet their force with
far greater force sufficient to stop
"During these present days of un
rest and readjustment, the Ameri
can Legion and the stand of the ex
service men for law and order is the
greatest possible insurance policy
our country could possibly have, and
th'i only insurance premium the ex
service man expects in return is sim
ply fair play from the government
with which he has played so fair."
Commander d'Olier said in part:
"The rapid growth of the legion
has been phenomenal. Such a thing
has never happened before in either
this or any other country. This great
growth has been due, first to the fact
that our ideals as laid down last year
are now proven to be not only right,
but also practical and, second, to
the spontaneous desire of nearly ev
ery veteran of the world war to keep
alive his wonderful spirit of service
to his country and service to his com
rades, and third, to the sound of un
selfish leadership of the little groups
of willing workers in every commu
nity who appreciate the amount of
work necessary to make a success of
this great movement.
"To the American Legion there is
no East or West, no North or South,
no Jew or Gentile, no Protestant or
Catholic, no capital or labor, no em
ployer or employee, no Republican
or Democrat. The American Legion
is the 'only organization in which
is represented every good element
in the entire country. It is the near
est attempt at organizing public opin
ion c."id we all know-that when pub
lic opinion speaks, it speaks with au
thority. And so, during this past
year, you have played fair with every
element in the legion and have thus
gained the support of public opinion,
and so the closer we stick to sound
public opinion, the greater will be
our service to our country and the
better able we will be to look after
our comrades needing our help."
Grip usually starts just the same
as -a cold with a watery discharge
from the nose. You are much more
likely to contact the grip when you
have a cold. For that reason when
grip is prevalent you should go to
bed as soon as you feel that you are
takin ga cold and stay in bed until
fully recovered which should not be
long if you take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Three days in bed
now is better than three weeks later
Notice of Dissolution of Cor
The State of South Carolina
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the stockholders
of Edgefield Chero-Cola bottling
Company at the office of J. Wm.
Thurmond, Edgefield, S. C. at 1 P.
M. on the 9th day of November,
1920, for the purpose of passing a
Resolution by the stockholders of
said corporation, to have said corpo
ration go into liquidation and wind
up its affairs and dissolve, the said
corporation having paid all of its
obligations and sold its property and
capital stcok to W. F. McMurrain
and M .T. Saunders, arid the under
signed is owner of more than 20 per
cent of the capital stock of said cor
W. F. McMURRAIN,
Pres. and Man.
October 7, 1920.
Notice of Dissolution of Cor?
The State of South Carolina
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the stockholders
of the Carolina Asparagus farm at|
the store of Whitlock &' Mathis, Tren
ton, S. C., at ll A. M. on the 9th
day of November, 1920, for the pur
pose of passing a Resolution by the
stockholders of said corporation, to
have said corporation go into liquid
ation and wind up its affairs and dis
solve, the said corporation having
paid all of its obligations and sold
its property and capital stock to J.
D. Mathis, Sr., and J. D. Mathis, Jr.,
and the undersigned is owner of
more than 20 per cent of the capital
stock of said corporation.
-J. D. MATHIS, Jr.
President and Manager.
October 7, 1920.
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