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.J. COUNTY AGENT'S NOTES. .J.
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Important Meetings.
Two of tho most important prob
lems now confronting the farmers
are "Crops for 1921** anti "Fertil
izers." both of which will be dis
cussed at inootlngs to bo hold on
Saturday, March 5th, at 1 1 a. m.,
in the Court House at Walhalla, and
at Westminster at 2.30 .p m. un
the same dale, in Hie park (weather
permitting), or in the hall over
l'edou's store: and another mooting
to be held in tho Chamber of Com
merce Hall, at Seneca., on Saturday.
March 12th, at 2 p. m. All farmers
are ur god to attend one of these
three meetings.
Local meetings will be hold Wed
nesday, March 2, at 7.?10 p. m., at
Fair Play; .Monday, March 7th, at
7.?10 p. m.. at Retreat No. 1.
As to Fertilizers.
Fertilizer prices, as a rule, have
not descended to a point where tho
farmers feel justified in buying, as
is shown by the fact that a number
of leading farmers of the county met
with the county agent recently to
consider buying, and tho offers re
ceived were not accepted.
Farmers seem determined not to
buy rather than pay a high price for
fertilizer materials for the coming
year. Then, again, there seems to
bo too great a difference in the ex
change ratio between seed and meal,
as there seems to be a difference of
three sacks of meal per ton in ad
joining counties.
Geo. R. Briggs,
County Agent.
Crops for 1021.
(From Clemson Bulletin.)
The Extension Service, represent
ing Clemson College and tho United
States Department of Agriculture,
is advocating this year principles in
farming that have always proved
sound, even under the abnormal
conditions of the last six years. The
principles, in brief, are as follows:
(1) Soil building through the use
of cover crops, legumes, livestock
and crop rotations. Economic pro
duction is based on large production
per acre, and this means fertile soils.
Economic production is synonymous
with profitable production.
(2) Living at home by filling our
barns, corn cribs, smoke houses and
g run o i *. .ind li Iv . t li no oin?-*
.!.s<. of tenuutx and liv? ai od; vi a h.*
:
Western foodstuffs for tenants. This
system should be corrected and the
entire farm made self-supporting.
The attention of farmers is called lo
the fact that tho increased freight
rates will add tat t.erially to the cost
of imported foodstuffs this year.
C\) After the above has been
planned, arrangements should he
made for the economic production of
the surplus or money crops.
In conducting our farming busi
ness this year it is particularly nec
essary to live and produce crops eco
nomically. As one county agent has
ex prosed it. 'This is a year to patch
up. fix*up and go ahead."
Closely associated with economic
production both for tho market and
for ho?ie use, and are two import
ant lines of progress which the Ex
tension Service is promoting. These
are:
First. The skilful selection and
uso of pure-bred seed by communi
ties and counties.
Second. The improvement of out
livestock hy the usc of pure-bred
sires, and an increase in number so
as to insure the necessary improved
livestock on each farm to Blipply the
CORNS
Lift Off with Fingers
Doesn't hurt a hit! Drop a little
"Freozono" on an aching corn, in
stantly that corn stops hurting, then
shortly you lift lt right off with
lingers. Truly! .
Your druggist sells a tiny bottle of
"Froezono" for a few cents, su Mielen t
to remove every hard corn, soft corn
or corn between tho toes, and tho
calluses, without soreness or irrita
tion. - adv.
SAILORS ROI Xii STUNTS.
On board every ship in. tho United
Stales Navy there may be found
men of exceptional qualifications in
their daily work as well as in their
play. D?ring the spare time these
gifted sailors take advantage of their
members by practicing stunts for the
coming entertainments.
If lt wore possiblo for the camoin
to catch these lads in thoir dilfcrutt
positions lt would be clearly notice
able that, in the words of the man
o'-warsman, "they are there." Navy
men not only improve their physi
ques in this manner, but many times
are signed for long ' "cruises" over
vaudeville circuits at the expiration
of their enlistments ?. )
I needs for milk, butter, eggs and
meat, and to utilize the feed crops
resulting from a diversified farm
ing program.
'Farmers who are growing any
money crop for tbe first time are
urged to plant only experimental
acreages. In planting crops for tbe
home use, full acreage should be
planted so as to insure adequate
production even under poor crop
conditions.
Cotton.
The situation now existing in the
cotton industry is unlike anything
i we have ever seen before. During
tbe war Central Europe was not a
customer for our cotton, but produc
tion was curtailed, so that, notwith
standing that fact, prices were main
tained in keeping with costs. Cotton
growers generally believed that, fol
lowing a cessation of hostilities. Eu
rope would demand a normal supply
of cotton. The following figures
from the Market Reporter, published
I by the United states Bureau of Mar
kets under date of Jan. 29. 1920,
will give a fair idea of conditions
I that have operated to change the
?actual situation from what it was
i Konenally thought that it would be
;.. .
?n pp.i ?. .i ?
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>' i? 'i! f ?ired io:( . ??. .?
son i\>?v-?i .19.7SS.000
Estimated world's con
sumption for season
1 920-2 1. provided con
sumption continues at
the rate so far.13,166,250
' Total world's supply for
season 19 20-2" 1 . 25,624,000
Estimated world's sup
ply, based on above
provision. (July 1,
192 1 . 12,457,75(1
This would be the largest "carry
over" ever known, being 4,105,75(3
bales more than the previous rec
ord, which was 8,352,000 bales lr
the season 1914-15.
During the period Jan. 1 to Julj
31. 1020, the world's commmptior
of cotton was 1 0,HOC>,1 6.") bales, ll
consumption is as great for the cor
responding period this year, then
will still be left a "carry-over" o
9,855,208 bales on July 31, 1921.
We believe that the general eco
nomlc condition of tho country wil
make 'a marked reduction in tin
JicroTge of cotton necessary. Undo
a safe system of farming, very fev
fanners should plant more than one
third of their total cultivated land
in cotton. This holds good for nor
mal conditions, not merely for ai
emergency. Every fanner .shouh
study the question of acreage, am
should work out some system p
crop rotation suited to his soils am
needs. County agents can be ol
assistance for particular farms, 'lin
following is a three-year systen
Which may bo changed in mino
ways to suit particular farms:
First year-Cotton, followed by ?
cover crop, such as crimson clove
or Abbruz/.l rye.
Second year - -Corn, with cowpen
or velvet heans.
Third year -Small grains, follow
ed with cow peas, soy beans, peanuti
etc.
Sweet Potatoes,
lt is the opinoin of the Extonsio
Service that sweet potatoes as
crop for home consumption, and i
a conservative way as a cash croj
should be included in the prograi
for 1921. The South Carolina Swot
Potato (Jrowers'Assoclation now ha
an efficient system of marketing tb
sweet potatoes in effect in this Stat?
and the demand for 19 2 1 now ar
pears to be good.
Corn.
Land left Idle on account of dr
Rreased cotton acreage should b
planted largely in com. it is one o
the safest crops which can be Kiowa
in South Carolina. The new freight
rato from the corn belt to South
Carolina makes the price of import
ed corn In this State higher than in
any other producing section.
Oats.
Where farmers have not been able
to put in a crop of oats, we believe
that lt is still time to plant on good
land, with a reasonable chance of
making a fair crop.
Fertilizers for 1021.
The following suggestions and
formulas for the use of fertilizers
for 1921 are made by the Extension
Service in Extension Circular No. 24,
"Farm Suggestions for 1921." now
ready for distribution:
The pvjee now being asked by
many fertilizer companies for acid
phosphate is extremely high, some
companies still asking as much as
$.30 per ton for this material, while
others have sold acid phosphate ns
low as $18 per ton. We believe that
farmers will be able to get all the
acid phosphate they need fir $18
or less. The government har called
the attention of fertilizer coupantes
to the fact that acid phosphate can
be sold for $16 per ton.
Ord in tiri il y we do MM bel ir . tba
cotton ?dod s.bould Ito used s tovtil
iv.- boi'nhse lhere is al .<..??. fir ou i
i>).--s sci doing. WI " i fit mid
???n trade a lon ?V AI vd \-r '..>".>
pounds v. inoie ??.<_.-.., i? tvi?i p. ?
him to do s*o. If he can sell his seed
and buy meal nt the same rnte of
exchange, it will also pay him to do
so.
The eonposition of cotton seed
meal both vary considerably, but on
the basis of average analysis it re
cluiros from 1,000 to 1.100 pounds
of cotton seed meal to contain as
much plant food as a ton of seed.
The plant food in cotton seed is not
available as ii is in meal, so we be
lieve that one-half ton of meal is
worth as much for fertllzer as a ton
of seed. But in making the ex
change we must consider the cost of
making the trade, and to this we
must add the value of the oil con
tained in tho seed.
In the boll weevil district lt will
pay to use some quick ammonlate
to hasten the early growth of the
cotton crop. Excessive amounts of
ammonia will delay the maturity of
the crop and increase the loss duo
to boll weevil injury.
The following fertilizer formulas
are recommended for cotton this
year:
On heavy soils of tho Piedmont
a fertilizer analyzing .)-.'!- .75, for
home mixing:
Pounds.
Acid phosphate, 16 per cent.. 1,000
Cotton seed meal, 7 per cent. .1,000
Total .2,000
I'se 75 to 100 pounds of nitrato
of soda when first situares appear.
On heavy soils of the Piedmont a
fertilizer analyzing 8-4-1, for home
mixing:
Pounds.
Acid phosphate, ld per cont.. 800
Cotton seed meal, 7 per cent. 1,200
Total .2,000
PRO 75 to loo pounds of nitrate
of so?a when corn is four feet high.
To Stop n Cough Quick
tako HAYES' HEALING HONEY, a
cough medicino which stops the cough by
healing, tho inflamed and irritated tissues.
A box of GROVES O-PEN-TRATE
SALVE for Chest Colds, Head Colds and
Croup is enclosed with every bottle of
HAYES' HEALING HONEY. The salve
should be rubbed on the chest and throat
of children ?ufferlng from a Cold or Croup.
Thc healing effect of Hayes' Healing Honey In
side the thront combined with thc healing" effect of
Crove's O-Pcn-Trnto Salvo through tho pore? of
thc pk in soon stops a cough.
both remedies are packed In one carton and tho
:ost of thc combined I rent incut is3Sc.
Just ask your druggist for HAYES'
HEALING HONEY.
A Ford louring car has from 2,400
o 2,500 paris.
AX OPEN LETTER TO TRUSTEES !
And Teuchel? of ?conco i County.
Plan Now for 1 Ci: 1-22 Tot ni.
The trustees und teachers should
plan now for their work for tho j
scholastic year 1921-22, Klee', yon-'
teat hers before the present terni ex-?
piree anyway. If your touchers have
given general satisfaction, make rh
.>ffott"to keep them. If tho teachers'
arc reasonably well satisfied, they!
should ?tay where they are. No j,
place is exvetly what ls wanted, end !
no man infallible; but yours is not j
Hie worst situation.' and very likely.
If you only know what the other man
hus to contend with, you would give ?
yourself the congratulatory pat on i
the back. Let the trustees watch'
closely and constantly after the wol- j,
fare of their schools; visit your j
school and invite neighboring trtts- j
j lees to visit your school. Much In
terest may be stimulated thereby. |
The position of school trustee, when j
properly filled, is not an easy one.
while that of the teacher is no play
Job Itself. In electing tenchers re
member that you want those wr?o
are not afraid of work and those
who work for tho best interest of the
children without fear of criticism.
Wo want to eliminate the teaching
parents ure having to do and put
(his work on the on ?S who are quali
fied and paid to do it.
In the average home the over
worked mother makes a sacrifice to
keep her children in school, and she
expects some return. The County
Board of Education advocates a six
hour day in the actual school room
work, not counting play time. How
ever, some teachers have five or six
hours play time, part of which is
spent in-doors and part out-doors.
The Idea ls. when you pay for ser
vice, get service.
Let the trustees and tenchers ex
ercise great care in billing out the
claims. -Specify clearly the amount
spent for teachers' salary and the
amount spent for fuel, building, re
pairs, etc.
I desire to> request that each local
board of trustees como to my office
and check their accounts, noting any
error that may exist. I am a new
man on the Job, filling out the un
expired term of Thomas A. Smith,
resigned, and a little co-operation
will aid materially in getting these
matters straightened out.
All teachers holding certificates .
ire lol\ ' f, IT?'?1. should 1
ix btu Mig \io\\ for thc regula i ;
titration, 't. noli* : holding j
.:?..? omi ado cor ti itoat.es should o>ii
' fori li - ry effort to ?ecotb firs, ',
fai.t?o. . .. ?H profitably j
spent and will pay you doubly fori
?the effort. Not only are you better;
j qualified and better equipped, but !
you also secure much better pay.
! We are planning to have a summer
school in Walhalla for teachers dur
ing the 1921 vacation. Every teach
er In the county should attend, for
the time so spent will be well worth
while. L. 0. Speares,
Superintendent of Education.
To abort a cold
and prevent com
plications take
alotabs
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are
natisealesa, safe and sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ftd .und improved. Sold
only in sealed packages.
Price 35c.
He Signed with an "X."
An unusual suit, Involving the use
of n cross-mark as a signature, was
tried nt Atlantic City, N. J., before
Judge Ingersoll. The action was
brought by the estate of Michael Quinn
against Mrs. Mary Henry for $150 for
rent for nn apartment, and Mr?. Henry
displayed receipts for the money.
Quinn, when living, was unable to
write, lt was testified, and wa? In the
habit of Signing papers with a cross
mark.
The estate averred that the cross
marks on the receipts were not made
by the same person as marked the
lease. The handwriting expert from
Philadelphia testified that the cross
marks on both were made by the sumo
person and were therefore authentic.
Judge Ingersoll gave judgment for
Mr?. Henry. ?
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Tnke LAXATIVE PROMO QUININE (Tablets.) It
stops tho Cough ond llcndm-he omi works off the
Cold. E. VV. GROVE'S eltfnoturo on each box. 30c.
The Willard was first,
Th? Willard is better built,
The Willard lives lunger,
The Willard is used most?
THEREFORE, You want and must have
The Willard Battery
in Yoaar Car. '_
Wc have a complete line on hand. Thc name Willard
is a guarantee of perfection in the battery world. Our personal
guarantee gees with every battery.
Hughs Garage,
Main Street, l-l Walhalla, S. C
'"Satisfied Customers," is Our Motto.
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.-<??rlr.il by A'"f'yUM,
A s>tyicno os j substitute (vt coal in
domestic heating In Switzerland ls re
ported to have given great satisfaction.
For several months, the Palace hotel,
a blook of (Ive houses at Lausanne,
hfls been heated by hot wafer from a
central station, where acetylene ls
generated in a stationary apparatus,
mixed with air. and burned in a coll
system. In 20 minutes the entire bot
water service for the five houses can
he raised to 100 to 175 degrees
F. Heating the bulldiwg In mid
winter would require nearly a ton of
coal per day. but In mild winter
weather a comfortable temperature ts
maintained with a dally consumption
of 200 to 600 pounds of carbide.
Sf'M lOX? l Uli BELIEF.
(HULK!
HAVE THICK,
SOFT, HEAVY HAUL
A 36-cent bottle of "Dnnderino"
will not only rid your scalp of de
structive dandruff and stop falling
bair, but Immediately your hair
seems twice ns abundant and so won
drous glossy. Let "Danderlne" save
your hair. Have lots of long, heavy
hair, radiant with life and beauty.
adv.
Trustworthiness Attracts.
If you can't be a genius you can
be a safe and sane lender in your own
line. You can mnke reliability your
motto nnd wrest from reluctant con
ditions a competence worthy of your
roting. The majority of mortal? are
not trustworthy. They do what at
tracts irrespective of what the results
may be. It's so easy to see the pot
of gold ot the foot of the rainbow
nntll you go nftcr lt. But promises
are vnrlnble qunntlties tbnt require
sacrifices of means or self to make
real. In the process* much of tho rosi
ness loses Its color and wc find lifo
more commonplace than we dreamed.
So the honest seeker after pince In
progress will try to mnke good with
out lennlng on fnte. And by the
process of developing himself he will
often rise to tito merit ami reward
of genius This ls all nature offere
to men ?nd they grow by using wl??*
they have. - CTrlt.
The ?tate of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mrs. Johanna Cox, In ber own right,
and as Administratrix with the
will annexed of Henry W. Von Hol
len, Deceased, Plain ll ff,
against
Mary Von Hollen, Mena Hawkins,
Julia D. Byar, A. C. Stinnett, Min
nie Stinnett Oalie, .limn,le Stin
nett, Dora Wilson, Caroline Von
Hollen, B. F. Von Hollen, Ella
Osborn, Henry Von Hollen, Gus
Von Hollen, Luther Von Hollen,
Paul Von Hollen, Charlie Von Hol
len, Julia Moody, Ida Heatherly,
Nora Logglns and A. Louis Cox,
D?fendants.
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF. - (Com
plaint Served.)
To tho Above-named Non-Resident
D?fendants :
You aro hereby summoned and re
quired to answer tho Complaint In
this action, of which a copy is here
with sorved upon you, and to serve
a copy of your Answer to the said
Complaint on the subscriber, at
his office, on the Public Square, nt
Walhalla Court House, South Caro
lina, within twenty days after tho
service hereof, oxclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer tho Complaint wilt hin the
time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs In this
action will npply to the Court for tho
relief demanded In tho Complaint.
You are hereby notified that the or
iginal complaint in the above entitled
notion IK now on file in the ollice of
the Clerk of Court of Oconee County,
South Carolina.
M. R. MCDONALD,
Plaintiff's Attorney.
Feb. 16, 1921. 7-9
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