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COUNTY AGENT'S NOTES. ?g.
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?J. Corni ii? Even?^ i.? , ? Y ?j.
.J. Big Picnic-' Clemson Col- .J?
?|? lego, Thursday, Aug. ll, ail ?j,
.j? day. For Oconee, Anderson, *.!.
.J? and Pickens counties. All in- .$.
.J? vlted. 4*
.|a Big Farm Tour. - Wado .$*
4? Drake's Farm, Anderson, Wed- ?J?
.I? nesday, Aug. 24th. (See what ?j.
.J? vetch and velvets dltl! Winters ?J?
.J? will be there.) .j.
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Tho Tri-County Picnic.
Every family la Oconee county in
terested in agriculture is given a cor
dial invitation to attend the big trl
county picnic at Clemson College on
Thursday of next woek, Aug.. ll.
A very complete and interesting
program has been arranged by As
sistant Director of Extension D. W.
Watkins for tho large crowds that
are expected there that day from tho
three counties of Oconee, Pickens
and Andeison.
At 'his time, when the advent of
the boll weevil has given the all-cot
ton farmer a warning that this con
dition cannot continue with safety,
it is well that all farmers acquaint
themselves more fully with a system
of diversified agriculture. By taking
this trip on tho day of tho picnic
tho farmer may become acquainted
with many of the necessary details
ot* orchard management, of tho caro
of dairy cattle, the raising of hogs
and beef cattle for profit, and other
helpful things. Exports will be on
bond and will point out the different
features that go toward making suc
cess with i diversified system of ag
riculture.
There will be a separate program
for the women, which will be of in
torest to thom.
There will bc lots of enjoyment
also, provided the women do not fail
to bring well-filled baskets.
All are requested to gather at the
Agricultural Hall not later than
10.15 a. m., at which time the dny's
program will be announced and the
different tours begin.
Acres of Grain.
This year it is more important than
ever to sow an abundance of oats,
rye, wheat and barley for feod and
food. And lt ls very Important to
get thain planted In plenty of time.
Furthermore, the supply of these
seeds will very likely become scarce
before tho season for planting 's
over, due to thu wide work of the
boll weevil over the State. In 'Green
wood recently the county agenl .'tat
ed that farmers ibero wore planning
to plant 50 per cent of their entire
acreage In cultivation in oats and
rye, and to use what was not needed
for feed as a cover crop, to be turned
under for tho soil. The banks of
Greenville are starting a wheal con
test for the farmers.
These two counties are also far
ahead of Oconee, so far, In the mat
ter of winter legumes, such ns clover
?and vetch. As far as corn and other
foodstuffs are concerned Oconee no
doubt has the ligures on her side.
This ls the year for Oconee to move
ahead in tho matter of winter grains
and legumes. The amount of oats,
rye and wheat should bo increasol
abundantly this fall. An abundance
of food and feed will be a great safe
guard against weevil damage to the
cotton crop In 1922, for with a mild
winter this year the boll weevil will
undoubtedly do serious damage to
cotton tn Oconee next year, and no
farmer can afford to gamble with the
winter this fall.
'Furthermore, as Prof. Conrad!, tho
Stato Entomologist, said in speaking
to Oconeo farmers at several points
las: week, the boll weevil did not
thrive on fall plowing' and winter
grain and destruction of stalks. A
good part of the ,1)011 weevil's "win
ter hotel" is broken up by these
methods.
Cover Crops and Inoculation.
A number of farmers have already
been asking, "What cover crops must
,1 plant, and how do 1 inoculate
them?"
The safest crop that can be plant
ed this fall [or turning under in tho
spring for "humus and guano" is
rye. Any farmer can grow rye on
practically any soil without inocula
tion, as it is not a legume. Acres and
acres of rye should be planted for
t)io Improvement of soil this fall.
But sticking io rye alone is Uko
a man eating dry bread alono when
there is butter on tho table. Vetch
and clover constitute tho butter.
"But should I plant vetch and clo
vor all over the farm?" No, not nt
first, for your soil must bo Inocu
lated, and this should bo dono on a
fow acres at a time.
Cover Crops should cover at least
half tho cultivated aroa this fall, but
ryo will necessarily bo the main crop
to spread over the acreage .
A farm that has successfully grown
vo'ch on a small scalo should havb
a good increase in acreago In votch.
Several tormers of the Townville sec
tion already plant vetch with all
grain, to their complete satisfaction.
Mr. 'Bauknight, of Walhalla, is also
an enthusiastic vetch grower. He
states that the. amount of feed
(where vetch and oats are planted
on soil good enough to cut the crop
off) ls practically doubled by the ad
dition of vetch to the oats. Likewise
the amount of humus and nitrogen
turned under for soil improvement
is doubled by the addition of vetch.
And Winters says, "The soils of the |
Piedmont are crying for humus as
the baby cries for milk." Why let
the soils starve?-for if we do they
will return the favor later. "Half
way farming" is what Drake terms
farming without winter legumes.
And Drake knows what he is talking
about.
How to Inoculate.
By all means use soil. Winters
says, "I would hitch up a mule and
drive all theNvay across tho county
and pay a man, If necessary, for a
little dirt from a Meld that has pre
viously grown the legume I want, or
the legume of tho same family." By
legumes of the same family is meant
the following combinations, whose
nitrogen-gathering bacteria ure In
terchangeable: Vetch and1 English
peas, burr clover, sweet clover and
alfalfa; crimson clover /ami red clo
ve v.
Inoculate as follows: Inoculate on
day you plant. Co to soil where the
crop or kindred crop grew in abun
dance. Cet as much dirt or a little
more dirt than you have seed to sow.
Skim off the top inch of soil and take
the dirt from lhere down to about
three inches, and place in a bucket
and cover from the sun. Take home,
d'laco seed in pile in the shade.
Place dirt in pile in shade close hy.
Have the inoculated dirt dry and
pulverized. Take a little water and
make sticky with syrup. Sprinkle
and mix syrup-water with the se'ul
to be sown. Then mix In the inocu
lated soil so that soil particles stick
over tho seed. Sow when the sun is
low or field shady, and immediactely
cover with harrow or similar plow
that will cover lightly. This prevents
killing of the bacteria by sunlight.
.Many have tried this method with
success. Drake and Winters report
this method 100 per cent perfect.
(Note.-An article sent out South
wide from the department at Wash
ington in regard to Mr. Drake's
achievements in soil-building will
soon be printed In 'his column.)
Motion Pictures a Sncce-.-.
I'll? ux> ol' .notion picture.- in giv
ing nrsr-hand information 'o .he far
mer, and as an educational force of
the first calibre, was thoroughly
demonstrated by the shows given
last week at Walhalla and Seneca.
More pictures, to be obtained from
the government, will be shown this
fall.
Order Your Id me.
All farmers who intend sowing al
falfa, red clover or sweet clover this
fall should be certain that lime will
be available for use. It should bo
disked In before seeding the legume.
The three crops mentioned above re
quire lime for best results, and other
legumes aro benefited by Mme.
Let the county agent know what
acreage you Intend planting, and
how much lime you will need, so that
orders may be sent In at once.
Geo. R. Briggs, County Agent.
Pleasant Hill I -oral Notes.
Pleasant Hill, Aug. 1. - Special:
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. McBride and
family, of .va, Anderson county, were
visiting at tho home of Mrs. C. M.
McKee last weok. .
Tho protracted services began at
Pleasant Hill Sunday. Rev. McCuen
is here to assist our pastor, and Mr.
Durham has charge of the music.
We aro glad to have quite a num
ber of our friends from Coneross at
tending the series of meetings here.
We hope to see more como later oa
and help in tho song services.
Clemson Simpson, of Iva, is visit
ing hts brother, 10. 1). Simpson, near
Walhalla.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McKee and Miss
Mary Lylo attended the singing at
Changa church Sunday.
Famous "Hold-up" Hear at Work.
. Yellowstone Park, Wyo., Aug. 1.
"Jesse James," Yellowstone's famous
"hold-up" bear, ls back on the Joh.
For a time park officials thought he
had retired to an honest lifo because
weeks came and went with no sign
of tho clever highwayman.
But M. P. Skinner, park naturalist,
officially reports that Jesse once more
dally blocks tho highway near the
"Thumb" on Lake Yellowstone. The
bonr's method of operation ls unique.
He squats In the middle of tho road
and waits for automobllists to ap
pear. Ho stubbornly rofusos to leave
until fed by the autolst, then amblen
on and lots tho car pass. Thus far
more than a hundred tourists report
hoing "hold up."
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HOME DEMONSTRATION 4*
NOTES. 4*
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Nutrition Classes for Children.
As some one has said, "The future
health ot our nation depends upon
the health habits of our children.
The great rush of the ase, and with
the number of temptations coming
before children, there is necessity of
training them in right living. Nutri
tion classes, well organized and meet
ing regularly, aro the best means of
teaching, right ways of living.
The nutrition class of to-day ?3
the outgrowth of nutrition clinics,
the school lunch movement, and fresh
air classes. Tho nutrition class was
really begun by Dr. Emerson in Bos
ton in 1910. tn tho form of hospital
work. In 1017 the Importance of the
work came before tho people, and
since then the growth of such classes
has spread over the entire country.
The purpose of the nutrition class
is to teach children how to live right
and to bring those mal-nourished up
to normal. These things are accom
plished by means of general health
talks, following of healtli rules, tho
leaching of proper food selection,
encouraging the drinking of milk,
and demons!rations of simple dishes
for children. By bringing children
together in a group there is a spirit
of competition, which is an excellent
I way of getting them to do and oat
things (hoy never would otherwise.
The weighing and measuring each
week, and the keeping of these
weights by use of graphic charis,
brings to each child. in picture form,
tho story of his living. If he has
gained, it shows that he has follow
ed instructions, and if he loses, lt
tells that he has not. To have a grad
ual gain curve on the chart is, gen
erally, the pride of each member of
tho class.
Mat-nutrition is not a disease, but
a state of undernourishment, duo in
most cases to improper feeding.
There is an alarming amount of lt
in South Carolina, and lt ls to "oe
hoped that each city, town and com
munity will put forth efforts to stamp
lt out. Already the Home Demon
stration Department of Winthrop
College, through the county organi
zations, has classes begun in many
parts of the Slate. More of such
classes are to be formed in the fall,
and as a result it ls to be expected
that the high per cent of under
weights will bo greatly reduced.
Any schools or communities inter-j
ested lb tibs work ran got fur I her
Information and help (rom tho Comi
ty Homo Demonstration Agent.
Community Meetings
The community meetings at South
Union and West Union on Tuesday
anl Wednesday were quite a success.
Miss Lola Snider, food specialist,was
present on both days and gave dem
onstrations In bread-making. Prof.
Conradl gave very interesting talks
on the boll weevil. ?About two bun
dled people were present at South
Union and about half that number
at West Union.
County Biscuit Contest Closed.
The county biscuit contest came
io a close Wednesday last, when the
contestants from the clubs gave a
public demonstration at West Union,
with the following result:
Mildred McDonald .92
Felton McGuire . . ..91
Elinor Stone. 90
Mildred Snead .87%
Una Thompson .80
The winners from the various
counties will contest at a district
meeting In Septmeber.
About 37 5 people attended thc free
picture shows given to club members
and their families at Walhalla and
Seneca. Tho (Urns were furnished hy
tho Un'*ed States Department of Ag
riculture and were shown through
tho courtesy of the managements of
these theatres.
Ethel L. Counts.
County Home Dom. Agent.
Locals from Wolf Stake.
Wolf Stake, Aug. 2.-Special: Tho
crops In this section aro looking tine
at present.
Sylvester Quarles made a flying
trip to Georgia last week-end.
Sam Jefferson visited at the homo
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Roach last
week, going from there to the moun
tains to be gone for a week or ten
days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Roach had as
their guests last week tho family of
C. W. Roach, of near Walhalla.
Miss 'Rossie Roach spent tho past
week with the family of Louts 'Roach
near Walhalla.
One of tho largest gold nuggets
ever found, weighing 151 pounds,
was uncovered by a man digging a
grave for a friend. mr
Uso of sulphate of ammonia as a
fertilizer kills weeds and aids the
growth .of grass.
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DEVELOPING THE I? KA YE It DIKE
Of tho Child Through thc Family Al- f
tar und Homo Influence. s
Tho following interesting paper ls s
one of a number that was read at i
the roceat meeting of the W. M. U. t
held at the Walhalla Baptist church.
Developing tile Prayer Life. t
Our children learn their tlrst los- t
sons at home; this is where they gol (
their first impressions. The child t
comos to us endowed with all its <
innate.powers Infolded, and to us is <
given Iho privilege and great respoti- \
i; .?.iv oj! assisting In tho unfold- (
meut these powers, il the home li
life i what it should be i< will he an I
eaaj ina Uer to bring the child to
Christi early in life, because a par- s
ent's example plays the most import- <
ant part In a child's life 1
Do you know the magic words of <
childhood? I shall name four of tho ^
most important, namely: Activity,
Imagination, Curiosity a?nd Imita
tion. First, there ls no moro inter
esting and absorbing study than that
of tho human being, especially the
very active unconscious child. We
wish to keep him unconscious, but
.lead him to the control of this activ
ity, using it in Just tho rightful way
towards his best good and develop
ment of this self-activity.
Second, a child lives in a world of
make-believe, and fairies are as real
to him as people. It ls very unfortu
nate that all mothers are not expert
Bible story tollers, in order that they
might make tho beautiful stories of
God's Book live again in the minds
of their children, because lt is Just
as important to feed the child's soul
as to nourish his little body.
Curiosity is the third of these ma
gic words, though lt is useless lo
comment on this subject, ns all mo
thers know something of the unend
ing curiosity of their children, though
it has been said that "Curiosity is the
mother of knowledge."
Tho last of the magic words is Im
itation, which ls one of the most Im
portant characteristics of childhood,
for through Imitation lie is laying
a foundation for character. A child
always imitates those whom ho ad
mires-and how grand a work it is
for parents to thus load a child. If
we could only LIVE that which wo
would teach, for "character is caught
and not taught."
When we look Into the Bible for
help In studying this subject wo aro
at once convinced that there is no
other element that may control the
future; therefore the destiny of the
child is tho home life.
Have you evor noticed how rever
ent a little child becomes In tho atti
tude of prayer? When you erect an
altar in tho homo you erect in altar
in tHo child's heart.
In studying the llvos of Moses,
Joseph, Samuel, Eli. with many oth
ers In the Old Testament, and tho
teachings of Paul in tho Now Testa
mont, wo aro persuaded that there ls
no place where as much good can be
dono as in the Chiistlan homo. It
was tho Influence of a praying mo
ther that gavo to the world a Wes
ley, a Spurgeon, a Moody and many
others we might mention.
There are some things we can give
mr children that will bo more valu
ihle and lasting than any of the trea
tures of earth, and one of them ls tho
?ight estimate of thc religion ot Je
ms Christ, and they will get this
.Ight estimate through the influence
>f the right kind of homo life.
Then let us "Train Up a child in
he way he should go." We should
ransmit tho knowledge of Christ to
?ur children, and pray with and for
hem; also, teach them God's modos
)f dealing with them. Also, what
iver good intentions wo .may have,
vhlch wo cunno! nil, wo should 'he
mouth them to our children tho
tope that they maj bring theso .things
,o pass.
In conclusion., 1 won id repeat the
seventh of the Beattitudos for par
?ivts: "Blessed is ho who , knoweth
.he secret paths which load to the
conscience of the child: for him the
?ates of poace shall swing on golden
tinges, and tho. ending of his life
mull be like the ceasing of exquisite
liuslc."
Fall from Auto Gust? Girl's Life.
Greenville, July 30.-Miss Gladys
)avis, 18 years old, daughter of G.
IL Davis, well-known farmer of the
Pasley Bridge road, died here this
iftci.iouii as a result of injuries she
.ecelved yesterday afternoon^ when
die fell from the running hoard of a
noving automobile several miles out
if the city. Hie young woman sus
tained a fractured skull as a result
5f tho accident and never regained
jonsciousnoss.
In company with two young wo
men, her neighbors, Mis.-, Davis is
laid to have stepped on the running
board of an automobile driven hy
Charlie Dill when the latter startod
io leave tho Davis home for his own
home. After the car had proceeded
for some distance down the road Miss
Davis is said to have expressed the
desire to get oft', and when the young
man Jokingly replied that he was not
going to let her off, she stopped or
fell from tho running hoard to the
side of the road.
Locals from Mountain Best.
Mountain Rest, Aug. 1.-Special:
3u I te a few friends of Mrs. W. P.
Henry enjoyed her kind hospitality
Saturday afternoon at Conley Lodge,
nrhere she charmingly entertained.
Tho large living room and spacious
liorch, where the guests were re
ceived, were decorated with summer
dossoms. Following many games de
Iclous ices were served, after which
Miss Willie Gunthers rendered a uni
deal program.
Clem Phillips has roturned from
i pleasant trip to Anniston, S. C.
Mrs. Wattors, of Greenville, ts vis
ting her brother, Elias Holden
John Barker and wife, of Atlanta,
iro guests of F, G. Barker. Mr. Bar
ker is a former Oconeo boy, and his
nany friends are glad io havo him
with them again.
Miss F.mlly Asbury has returned *o
Blber'on, Ga., after spending a weok
with her cousin, Miss Louise Henry.
Tho Onondaga salt springs In Now
York were worked by the Indians.
ltafiifnll und Tem|>ornturo.
Below Is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-oporattve observer or tho Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during tho week endlug
July 31st, 1021, at 7 p. m. (Tho
Instrumental roadings are from gov
ernment standard Instruments ex
posed In the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau):
Character of
Day.
Dato -
July -Clear
July 211 Clour
July Clear
July 28-Clear
July 29--Clear
July 30-Clonr
July 31-Clear
Total rainfall
The Old Testament was collected
and arranged by Ezra, 450 B. C.
IF IS H opened
up a Fish Market and
Lunch Room at Phil
lips Old Stand. Willi
have fresh Fish on
hand every day.
R. R. SASSARD.
" NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To tho Qualified Electors and Resi
dent Freeholders of Dogai Voting
Ago In Issaqueena School District,
No. 38: -
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, That an
Election will bo hold in Issaqueena
School District, at Issaqueena School
House, on SATURDAY, August 13,
1021, for tho purposo of voting on
tho question of levying a Special Tax
of Seven Mills on all taxable prop
erty in said District, to bo used for
building purposes in said District.
Polls to open at 7 A. M. and close
at 4 P. M. Respectfully,
R. A. CRAIG,
lt. E. NI M MONS,
C. M. lll.'NNICUTT,
Trustees.
Aug. 3, 1921. 31-3 2
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To tho Qualiflod Electors and Resi
dent Freeholders of Regal Voting
Ago in Mill Creek School District,
No. 52: -
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, That an
Election will bo held In Mill Crook
School District, at Mill Creek School
House, on SATURDAY, August 13th,
1021, for tho purposo of voting on
tho question of levying a Special
Tax of Eight Mills on all taxable
property In said District, to be usod
for school purposes lu said District,
In accordance with Section 1742,
Civil Code of South Carolina, 1912.
Polls to open at 7 At M. and close
at 4 P. M. Respectfully,
W. O. RUSSELL,
J. T. RAMEY,
J. V. RIDLEY,
Truatoos.
Aug. 3, 1921. 31-32
Tempera
ture.
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BO 64
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88 66
92 68
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