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Farm Work For June.
1. June a Busy Month.
June is a month filled with hai
and filled with planting, but c
?owing with cultivation. Oats, wi
Tye, crimson clover, vetch and o
-crops planted last fall and wi
and others, planted early in
spring are harvested or plowed d
late in May or June. The land
^cupied by the crops should as sp
ily as possible be prepared and pl
-ed again. Cultivation reaches its h
0 . sst notch in June. Cotton, toba
corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes,
all calling for the weeder, the 1
.row. and the cultivator before
small grain is shocked, the hay c<
.ed, or the stubble disked or plowec
Take up your work in the ordei
2. Not Too Late to Plant Corn
The advantages of planting c
" early are generally appreciated
the several advantages of June-pU
ed corn are not appreciated as t
should be. In case of a partial f
ure the main crop, a later plant
.will insure the needed supply. Il
often the case that some of the t
-corn land was occupied by a f
sowed crop and that at least a p
of such land may most profitably
The later planting serves to (
tribute the labor and give more pr
ita'ble employment to both man a
animal labor. July drouth may
.disastrous to the yield of the ea
j planting and a rainy August may
sure a good yield from the part of 1
.crop planted in June.
Do not plant corn on a fresl
plowed sod or stubble and do i
. plow sod or stubble without first di
ing. Harrow behind the plow a
.when rain has fallen and made fi:
the seed bed, plant while there
moisture to insure prompt germir
tion. Planting in the water furrow
often a distinct advantage to co
planted after May 1.
3. The Neglected Hay Crop.
Hay is more necessary o nthe fai
than the farmers in the Progressi
Farmer territory realize. A deficie
hay supply on a Southern farm mea
that the farm is neither rotatii
crops nor diversifying, but is holdh
to a one-crop system. It also mea:
that the animals are not well fe
i?at raising young animals is n
^profitable, and that one of the fund
mentals of successful farming is ne
lected. It is hard to account for i
.little hay being grown on Southei
.farms, since there are more opport
unities for hay production in the co
ton states than elsewhere in our cou:
'try. Hay making stretches from Api
-to frost and the variety of hay ero]
1 that are well adapted to Southei
/ soil and climate will permit the mo:
fastidious to select what he wishe
and at the same time meet his need
Fortunately, four of our most d<
?eirable summer hay crops may b
sowed well into July and yet hav
tims to make a very satisfactory ero
before frost. Fortunately again, tw
of these are legumes and two ar
I grasses-cowpeas and soy beans, Su
dan grass and corghum. Sowed alone
"Sudan grass and soy beans rival tim
othy in feed value, and cow* peas am
..soy "bean hay are successful competi
tors with alfalfa. The legumes fur
. nish a high protein hay and the grass
. as a high corbohydrate hay. Growl
together in varying proportions in
termediate ratios of protein and car
bohydrates may be had.
r . 4, The Spanish Peanut.
Few farmers have been utilizing
this crop as it deserves to be on the
average farm. Too many of them re
strict their use to pigs and people. ]
know from experience that they are
i excellent for both of these and 1
know from experience stretched ovei
a number of years that the Spanish
. ' peanut-nuts and vines together-is
. je very satisfactory feed for horses,
mules, mares and colts. Planted on
fertilized small grain stubble in 2%
foot rows with a plant every 4 to 6
inches in the row, they make a very
heavy yield of rich protein and car
bohydrate fed at a low cost of pro
. ?traction. The cost of harvesting may
j be materially reduced by plowing up
at the right age of maturity, wind
rowing with a hay rake, and then
. curing in the usual way in stacks, or
? by throwing into cocks from the
-. windrows and treating exactly as in
-.the best practice in curing hay.
5. Farm Sweets.
^Next to honey, sorghum syrup is
the sweetest farm product over a
large part of the South, with the
sweet potato occupying the third
place. June is the month in which the
bulk of these two crops is planted
and this year they should be given
an increased area. Cured and stored
in a modern potato house, sweet po
tatoes may be kept through the win
ter and far into the next spring. Well
made -sorghum syrup keeps in good
condition for several years, and
should always be kept in stock in
Two of the very profitable special
ties that many farmers may begin
developing this month are sweet po
tatoes for winter sale and sorghum
for all-the-year-round sale. It requires
special knowledge and soma expe
rience to make a good success of
these two farm crops. On the other
hand there are records of farmers
having ceased to grow cotton entire
ly when they became expert at grow
ing and preserving and marketing
these two very important farm crops.
Write the director of the experiment
station in your state for bulletins on
growing and keeping sweet potatoes
and on growing sorghum and making
sorghum syrup. Take up these two
branches of farming as a permanent
part of your farm management plan
and strive to produce and put on the
market the very best of products.
6. Small Grain After Harvest.
Within recent years I have seen
many wheat fields just after harvest
with shocks so loosely and poorly set
up that they blew down or did not
shed water. The/ result is sprouted
or mouldy grain. The small grain
grower who has to depend upon the
itinerant threshing outfit, and often
cannot guess within a month of the
time it will arrive on his place, will
do well to stack all grairi intended for
seed, milling, or sale. Threshing [
from the shock is cheaper than thresh
ing from the stack, when little oppor
tunity is afforded for damage by ex
posure to inclement weather, but the
better quality of stack-threshed grain
will more often than otherwise pay
the difference and the straw, if taken
care of after threshing, will be of bet
Remember the grains go through a
curing process-"heating" or "sweat
ing"-after threshed, and if piled in
too great bulk may become damaged
before the curing process is complete.
Stacked grain may go through this
curing process before threshing. Pil
ing on a good granary floor and airing
by shoveling over every day or two
will prevent heating. Doors and win
dows should be kept open for the
more perfect exchange of air. Store
on ? well-ventilated, second-story
floor and protect from rats, mice,
birds and poultry.
7. Sow Main Silage Crop Now.
While it is a good plant to sow an
extra early field for silage in order
that a shortage of silage may be met
as early as possible, the main crop
may easily go in on stubble land- and
be planted in June. If you think your
lani will make 10 tons of silage per
acre, it is safe to figure only on 8
tons. Some do not like to fill the silo
without giving the silage an oppor
tunity to settle and plant 4 to 6
acres at a time and at intervals of
about one week. Harvesting is done
at the same intervals.-Progressive
Baptists Make Summer Plans.
Baptists will gather from all parts
of the state, about 2,000 strong, at
Greenville, June 26 tc July 9, fer two
weeks of study and recreation. These
sessions form the South Carolina
Baptist summer assembly system, a
combinations of conventions, confer
ences and schools held annually un
der the general managemennt of a
commission of the Baptist state con
vention, with headquarters in Colum
bia. This assembly is now in its
seventh year of successful operation.
While the assembly combines a num
ber of Baptist organizations, it does
not merge them. Each organization
has its separate existence and all
meet under the general plan of the
assembly system, which pi'ovides co
operative boarding facilities, plat
form personnel, publicity and other
advantages not easily accessible to
any one of the separate organiza
During the first week there will be
held the 25th annual convention- of
the Baptist Young People's union,
which comes June 26-28. The second
annual Baptist state Sunday school
convention will be held June 29
July 1. The sixth annual convention
of the federa';:^ i of Baptist organized
classes of South Carolina comes July
2-3; the Y. W. A. summer conference
comes June 27-July 2 and the sum
mer school for preachers comes June
The second week is also filled with
numerous attractions including chau
tauqua features July 3-8; the Wo
man's Missionary union summer con
ference and school of missions, July
4-8; mothers' conference, July 3-8;
laymen's summe confeence, July 6-7;
seminary alumni association, July
8; summer school for preachers, July
4-9 ; summer school for Sunday school
and B. Y. P. U. workers, July 4-9.
Ford products-Ford touring cars,
Ford runabouts, Ford coupes' Ford
sedans, Ford trucks, Fordson trac
tors-have all tumbled in price until
they are within reach of people of
very moderate means. If you need a
Ford, any kind of Ford, corre in and
let us talk it over with you.
YONCE & MOONEY.
IN LIGHTER VEIN
He-Let's kiss and nnrke up.
She-If you're careful I won't have
Completely Disposed Of.
"Did you nail the lie?"
"Yes, after I had hammered the
/ THT Main Object.
"What is your son doing at colleg?
She-"Would you be willing to die
for me?'" He-"Why, I'm dying for
you now !"
"He is very long in paying his
bills." "That is because he is gener
Blx-I have a capital Idea.
Dix-You can't use my capital.
"He's got that other fellow on the
. "Yes ; hip-notized."
"What is a biting remark?"
- "I s?pose it is the kind you throw
in a person's teeth."
"Why do you call your new cigar the
"I like a book where everything
turns out happily." "I wish that were j
true of the cook book."
"These girls who make themselves
up so, live only to please." "It appears
they dye to please, too."'
No Clear Vision.
"Do you believe in love at first
sight?" "There isn't much second
sight about it. Is there?"
Author-What did you think of my
mystery jewel story?
Friend-It was a gem.
The Main Thing.
"What Is the chief problem In your
play of social conditions?" \
"The box office receipts."
A Hairbreadth Escape.
"How did the man make out who
bearded the Hon In his den?"
"He had a close shave."
Accustomed to Party Life.
"Is he a strong party man?" -
"He ought to be. He's been practJfr
lng at pink teas for years/'
The Proper Vehicle.
"What shall I write this water V
ply article with?"
"Why not try a fountain pen?"
"Wasn't the military encampment
"Well, it was largely In tents."
"I never would have taken him for
a crook. He looked honest."
"That's a part of his business."
Judge-Where were your supporters
in this crime?
Prisoner-I had them on. judge.
Mr. Singer-Has your wife a voice?
Mr. Henpeck-She has never given
me any reason to think otherwise.
Knicker-"How far do you live from
the station?" Booker-"As the crow
flies, the time liles or the money flies?"
Proof to the Contrary.
He-"I'm afraid you are without any
sense of humor." She-"Nonsense!
Didn't I laugh when you proposed?"
"Speaking of the pink of condi
"All girls are wearing lt."
Not Otherwise. ,
"Some say we ought to have an er- !
tra month In the year. Are you for
"If lt is a vacation month."
"Great excitement at the country
"A countryman tried to join."
Mentioned One Thing Right Off.
Mr. Goldrox-Marry me and you'll
never want for anything.
Miss Young-Never want for any
thing? How about a man I could
"Agnes thinks her husband is decelv
lng her. She smells a rat and is go
ing to set a trap for him."
"Which, the rat or her husband?"- ,
"I told Brown those were doubtful
"Did he raise anything on them?"
"Oh, yes; he raised a smile,"
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