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Ford Believes He Will
New York, Nov. 19.-"You bet,
its going through," Henry Ford said
today regarding his lease of the
Muscle Shoals, Ala., nitrate and wa
ter power project. The terms, he
added, were up to the government.
Mr. Ford, who conferred here to
day with Thomas A. Edison regard
ing the Muscle', Shoal project, was
asked if he proposed to compete with
Chile ir. the production of nitrates.
"If we can't beat the Chileans we
ought to quit," he asserted.
Referring to his visit to Washing
ton when he conferred with Secretary
Hoover, Mr. Ford said he also had a
conference with President Harding
and at that time had offered to buy
for junk battleships scrapped by the
government as a result of the arms
conference. He added that the presi
dent had enjoyed a heary laugh.
Before leaving for Detroit the au
tomobile manufacturer mentioned
that he went to the bedside of Sec
retary Weeks, who was ill, late l?st
night in Washington and placed be
fore him the proposition to take over
the Muscle Shoals property. He de
clined to say whether they had reach
ed any definite agreement. He also
presented to Secretary Weeks his
proposition to buy scrapped battle
ships for use in making automobiles
"It's nothing," he remarked, "we
buy scrap iron all the time."
Mr. Ford^said he would leave it to
the experts to figure how much horse
power could be developed and the
amount of nitrate it would be possi
ble to produce at Muscle Shoals. That
would be determined, he said, after
he and Mr. Edison with technical ad
visers, had inspected the property.
Both Mr. Edison and himself were
anxious to eat turkey dinners in
their own homes Thanksgiving day,
Mr. Ford said, but the inventor would
go to Detroit the following week, and
then they would depart for Alabama.
Mr. Ford and Mr. Edison would work
out matters of chemistry in the ni
trate production plan.
.Colleton county has already placed
in their sweet potato curing houses
more than twelve thousand crates of
potatoes this season and many thous
ands more to come, according to the
Press and Standard. Why Dorches
ter county has let the time slip by
and not prepared for this emergency
is a problem not easy to solve. Quite
?enough was written " concerning the
sweet popato and its care, and yet no
The above outline fits, our case
like a glove. We see farmers plowing
Tinder cotton stalks, and some plant
ing a little more grain. Do you think
that fills the bill? Have you made up
your minds that you can pay your ex
penses and back debts on the little
cotton you make under boll weevil
conditions? If you can, all these pa
per, platform and riding farmers
have been doing some monumental
lying. You saw that the boll weevil
put you out of business this year.
You salve your minds and hands with
the delusion that it was a wet boll
weevil year. How do you know that
1922 will not be a boll weevil year?
There are thousands of bushels of po
tatoes over this county now which
will largely rot on account of that
pasteboard potato curing house that
you talked so much about last spring.
Will you let it happen again because
you are too timid to risk a few dol
lars in an absolutely necessary en
terprise? You saw one man risk a
, large part of his earnings, of years,
in an ice and fertilizer plant. You
now see one young man, daring
enough to stake his every dollar and
more, and risk his future, for years,
on a cotton" milji venture, while the
rest of you run away from the shad
ow of a $3,500 potato curmg house.
You sit still, like old Ephraim, astride
that measly little blue bale of boll
weevill cotton and expect it to carry
you across a muddy and stormy fi
nancial Jordan. It won't do. You must
wake up. You are a coward when you
talk about not paying an inflated
debt with a deflated dollar. Who is to
blame for it? Who escaped the penal
ty? Don't blame the banks while you
foolishly rode with whip and spur.
Be men, not quitters.-Calhoun
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing and all manner of trespassing
dpon my land is prohibited and the
law will be enforced against all per
sons who fail to heed this notice.
This is meant for everybody, without
Mrs. ELLEN Wi STROTHER.
At the drawing last Saturday Mr.
J. P. Pruitt drew 660, the lucky num
ber and was given a Fisk inner tube
free. It pays to trade with U3.
YONCE ? MOONEY.
Licenses for Those Who Drive
Under the law recently enacted, to
drive automobiles in Spartanburg one
must b elicensed by the city. Many of
the large cities in the country have
long ago adopted this regulation, and
in most of them, an efficiency test is j
required before a license is granted.
Wherever automobiles multiply un
til great numbers are in use, this li
cense arrangement will be put on.
j The license plan is desired not only
because it puts the authorities in po-1
sition to know j all drivers, but "be- J
cause of its possibilities for curbing
speed fiends and reckless persons at
the wheel." Violations of traffic laws j
result in canceling the licenses.
The Greenville News congratulates
Spartanburg on its new law and isl
sure it will exert a tremendous influ- j
ence upon curbing speeding or reek-1
less driving. "The habitual speed j
hound had rather go to the county
chaingang for a few weeks than be
deprived of the privilege of driving I
his car for a year." says The News,
that paper adding: "By exercising!
the right to reject licenses the Spir
tanburg council can do much toward
ridding the city of its motor demons, j
We know of no better way of coping j
with this increasingly perplexing!
problem than this plan, and we re
spectfully recommend it to the coun
cil of Greenville for consideration."
There has been complaint in Geor-1
gia that 'too many children-children
under sixteen years of age-are per-J
mitted to drive cars; and in some]
counties the authorities have an-j
nounced that they are going to put a j
stop to this.
What is needed-for the public's
good, as well as for the good of the I
automobile owners-is a strong auto
mobile association to bring about the j
enactment of, and rigid enforcement I
of, fair laws for the operation of* au- J
tomobiles. As has been so often said, J
if the automobile owners do not un
dertake this organization and duty J
the time will come when others than I
automobile owners will enact and ap-1
ply these laws and then automobil
ing will feel a heavy hand.-Augusta J
Bees Work Ten Hours a Day.
Ames, Ia.-Recent observations on
the action of honey bees at the Iowa
agricultural experiment station shows
that the busy bee is all that has been
claimed for him. Not only does he put
in a good 10-hour day, but he can
carry between 75 to 90 per cent of
his own weight in a load.
The number of trips made by an
average bee during a day is thirteen.
Some bees made as high as twenty
four during a 10-hour day, while
others did less work. The average bee
spent thirty-four minuses in the
field collecting his load while some
spent less than thirty minutes. In
the hive the average time amounted
to eleven minutes although many of
the workers were only five minutes
Observation showed that the bees
started from the hive on the average
at eight o'clock in the morning and
quit at 6 o'clock in the evening,, com
pleting a 10-hour day.
Auto Industry Is Near Normal?
Many Cars Made.
Detriot, Mich., Nov. 18.-The
auto industry is now manufacturing
more than three times as many cars
as last January.
The general belief 'among auto
makers is that their industry is safe
ly out of the depths of depression
and well on its way upward to nor
Thirty-one cars were shipped from
all American auto f?ctories in Octo
ber, for every 96 cars shipped in May
1920-which however, was the peak
month, with production greatly in
flated, just before good times explod
Ford is producing "as usual"-at
a rate of about 1,100,000 cars a
Exports of autos, expressed dol
lars, are now more than twice as big
as in 1913. This indicates an export
business at a better financial rate
than in normal pre-war times, even
though the productive capacity of
the auto industry was incerased 150
per cent during the war.
The actual amount of passenger
autos exported in the last few
months has been almost identically
the same as 1913.
The auto trade, anticipating much
better business in 1922 than at pres
ent, is looking ahead to keen compe
tition and outlining its sales cam
Not counting Ford, the eight lead
ing auto companies have a produc
tive capacity of more than 1,000,
000 cars a year. This will be increas
ed at least 300,000 cars a year by
new companies now preparing to en
ter the auto field.
Come in and get our new prices on
Ford parts and accessories.
YONCE & MOONEY.
GIVE BREEDERS FREE RANG*
Most Desirable for Production of Fer
tile Eggs Intended to Be Used
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Hazards which sometimes acconi
puny tlie incubation of eggs arc large
ly avoidable. Fertile eggs from vigor
ous breeding stock are necessary in
order to obtain good hatches.
Free range for the breeders is most
desirable for the production bf fertile
eggs with .vigorous germs, but all eggs
produced from such hens should not
be used for Incubation. Eggs that are
abnormally small and poorly shaped or
those having thin or very poor shells
should be eliminated. Dirty eggs or
those badly soiled should not be used.
If lt is found necessary to set*1 slightly
soiled eggs they may be cleaned by
rubbing lightly with a damp cloth/care
being taken not to rub off any mort
of the natural bloom than is n?c?s
It is never advisable to use; for
hutching eggs that are more than-two
weeks old. In freezing weather eggi
should be collected two or three time*
a duy so as to prevent their being
chilled. Neither a hen nor an incuba
tor will hatch strong chicks fronifcggs
containing weak germs or from those
which have not received proper cure.
In preparing the nest for the' sitting
hen, put from three to four" inches
of damp earth or a piece of grass sod
in the bottom of the nest before the
nesting material is put: in to, provide
moisture. When the hen becomes
broody, and before she is transferred
to tlie nest for sitting, she should be
dusted with insect powder or sodium
fluoride. In doing this hold the hen
by the feet with tlie head down, work
ing the powder well into the feathers.
This should be repeated about the
eighteenth day of incubation so as to
be sure that there are no lice present
when the chicks are hatched.
The hen should be moved at night
fi om the/ regular laying nest into the
nest where she is to be set; The lat
ter nest should be in some out-of-the
way place where the hen will.net be
disturbed. In order to malee sure that
the hen will continue to stay in the
new nest she should be started with
one or two china nest eggs. If. at
Provide Comfortable Quarter? for
the end of the second day when the
hen should be permitted to leave her
nest for flood and water, she returns
in a short time, the nest eggs may be
replaced with the eggs that are to be
Throughout the period of Incubation
the eggs and nests should be kept
clean. Sometimes it will be necessary
to change the nesting material. Eggs
should be tested twice during the in
cubation period, preferably on the sev
enth and fourteenth days, and all in
fertile eggs and those with dead germs
should be removed. When the eggs
begin to hatch, the hen should be con
fined and not disturbed until the hatch
ing ls complete. If she becomes rest
less remove the chicks as they are
hatched and keep them in a wann
place until the hatch is complete', when
all should be returned to the mother
hen. ' t
INCREASED EGG PRODUCTION
Highest Number of Eggs Obtained
From Mash Composed of Meat
Scrap and Cornmeal.
The highest egg production in poul
try-feeding tests conducted by the
United States Department of Agricul
ture were obtained from a pen receiv
ing a mash composed of four pounds
bran, four pounds middlings, 26
pounds meat scrap, and 66 pounds
Tills ration bas been one of the
best mashes, giving consistent high
production over h period of several
years, and Is not distinctly different
from tlie mash used in the wheatless
ration, which has also given very good
SIMPLE HINTS FOR POULTRY
To Keep Young Brood in Healthy Con.
ditton Supply Clean Water and
Plenty of Grit.
A successful poultryman offers a
few simple hints (or keeping the
young brood In health, as follows:
Give clean water; supply plenty of
gilt; feed a variety of cracked and
who'.e v.uin, mostly in a dry state;
keep chicks out of the grass whoa wet
with duw or rain.
ANNUAL WHITE SWEET
CLOVER YIELDS WELL
New Variety May Possess Im
When Farmer Finds His Hay- Supply
Will Bc Short This Crop Can Be
Planted-Grows Well During
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
It has-been determined that sweet
clover, which grows luxuriantly along
roadsides and out-of-the-way places,
and which is grown in some sections
as a forage crop, has one strain which
is annual. The annual sweet clover
occasionally appears in patches of the
more common biennial form, either as
single specimens or In small groups.
Seed of the annual has been separated,
and In recent years It has been prop
Sweet Clover Hay Curing in the Cock.
agated. These points are brought out
in Department Circular 169, Annual
White Sweet Clover and Strains of
the Biennial Form, recently published
by the United- States Department of
The nature of this new variety, ac
cording to the bulletin, is such as to
Indicate that it may have important
possibilities. Probably its greatest use
.for hay will be as an emergency crop.
Whed a stand of clover has been win
ter killed, or when for any re ii s on a
farmer finds that his hay supply will
.be short, this variety can be seeded
during the spring and, provided lime
and the proper bacteria are present,
will yield a good hay crop. Where rain
fall is sufficient it may be seeded even
after wheat harvest It makes a good
growth the first season, and experi
ments In Iowa and Michigan have
shown that it may be seeded with
oats, to be harvested after the grain ls
cut. It gro ~s rapidly, and for this
reason will i:?r?jp ahead of .weeds.
. Thc annual has a smaller and more
woody root than the biennial form,
and crown or resting buds are not
formed. The stems, branches, leaves,
flowers, pods and seeds are indistin
guishable from those' of tte biennial
form, but during the season of seed-.
lng the plant grows more rapidly,
blossoms, fruits and dies. It blooms
early and ripens* seed In August when
seeded earty. Seed of the annual form
ls still very scarce and high priced
and, since lt cannot be distinguished
from seed of the ordinary biennial,
should be purchase! with caution.
CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER SIRES
Since Movement Was Started There
Have Been Many Animals and
Recent figures on the enrollment of
animals and poultry in the "better
sires-better stock" campaign, which
is being supervised by the United
States department of agriculture, show
that since the movement was started
in October, 1919, there have been 174,
194 animals and 264,945 chickens or
other poultry enrolled. During this
time 8,676 certificates of membership
In the campaign have been Issued by
the department. Li order to secure a
certificate, a stock breeder or poultry
man must fill out a blank, which ia
supplied by the bureau of animal in
dustry, . stating that he will use only
purebred sires. A report recently is
sued by the department shows that j
45 states and two possessions-Guam
and Porto Rico-have stock breeders
or poultrymen enrolled In the cam-j
paJgn. virginia ?ads In the move
ment with 1,180 . ,p cates Issued, but1
Nebraska has th< .yest number of
live stock enroll?
BEST DIVISIUu y. PASTURES
A 20.Acre. Tract Will Yield Mora
Grata Where Herd la Shifted
to Sniall Fields.
Dividing pastures Into smaller
fields is time and money well spent
A 20-acre pasture divided will yield
much more grass where the herd ls
shifted, from one field to the other
than If. allowed to tramp on the en
tire field at will.
BEST CONDITIONS IN WOODS
Trampling of Sol I by Different Ani
mals Among Growing Tresa
lt Not Favored.
Toa can't do two things at once.
If the best growing conditions are
wanted In a woods, grazing animals
must be kept out. Hard trampling
of sc ll fl jes about the same amount
of good in a woodlot as it doea in e
field of growing com.
Best Value in Tin Roofing
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' Kinds of Feeds
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