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BOY'S CROP WON PRIZE.
From thle ree,ords he nad evidently
planned every step of the work.
The 152 1-2 bushels produced by
the young farmer wil be sold to the
govermnt for seed purposes. The
price to be paidlis $2 pck bu,he1. The
'um of $305 will be receivel for the
seed alone. One and one-half tons
.-f fodder were produced. which sold
at $20 per ton, netting $30. bringing
vhe total amout received from the
sere to $335.
The land on which the corn was
1roduced is int Brightsville township
sn Marlboro county, and is a sandy
toam soil. There was a subsoil of 10
:nches. The land sloped to the south
;-at. The land was first cleared in
.907 ani was planted in corn and
neas. The same crop was planted in
")Wi 65 busiels (if corn was
rduedi. Prior' to the large yield
"ottoucd me,al anl 100 pounds of
nitrate s:a were used.
Preparing the Land.
The acre was well fertilized this
year. The folloo-wing being used:
100 pounds of commercial fertilizer,
100 pounds German kainit, 300 lbs.
cond grade Peruvian guano, 900
coun.ds cottonseed meal and 600
pounds nitrate s(da. The land is con
sidered worth $75 per acre. On March
20 the land was broke. It was sub
soitied with a Boy-Dixie plow. There
was no barnyard manure used.
Great care was exercised in the se
lection of seed, which is one of the
most important points about the
on(test. Garrett's prolific corn seed
were used. This seed was secured
from B. E.' Moore. who won the
State prize in 1908, by producing
137 bu.shels on one aere, and who
won third prize in the national con
test in 1906 with 125 bushels. This
corn has been used since 1900.
The seed was planted on April 1
by hand, in rows 5 feet apart. There
were no hill and only one peck of
seed was used. The seeds were care
.ully hand picked before planting.
No time was spent in germinating
them. The cultivation commenced on
April 28, a Boy-Dixie plow being
used. The ground was stirred to a
depth of 10 inehes. The acre was cul
tivated five times on April 28, May
17, June 1. June 18 and July 9. The
corn was thinned by hand, one stalk
being left to the hill, 8 inches apart.
Hand labor was used in removing
the weeds. The weeds were the rag
,weeds and the morning glory, which
were removed in one day.
On Oetober 13 the crop was har
yested. The corn was pulled from
the stalk by hand. The stalks were
*not husked by hand.
Origin of Contest.
The Boys Corn Club work was in
troduced in this Statt a last spring.
Only five counties could be organiz
ed, Marlboro, Lee, Florence Clarens
don and Newberry. The resuGits have
already been reported in detail from
counties. Prof Ira W. Williams,I
agent farm demonstration agent,
0. B. Martin -and Prof. D. N. Bar
row of Clemson college are now ac
tively engaged in stimulating the
.work in various loealities of the
State. With the corporation of the
..different county superintendents of
.education. the rural school improve
ment association, State Superinten
-dent of Education Swearingen and
-Commissioner Watson, active efforts
'.vill be made to organize boys' corn
e lu,bs in every county. Means and
methods will be discussed at the com
ing meeting of 'the State Teacher's
association and those in attendance
will learn definitely of the scope of
this work for 1910.
Tis work has up to the present
')eeu indepcendAent of the con test eo- -
dLucted by the State corn contest
c.ommissin for both boys and men.,
though many of the boys participat
ing in the above contest have also
Duritg the coming year it is the
-purpose of the commission to comn
bine its efforts and prizes with the
new work that 'has been inaugurated
under the direction of 0. B. Martin.
in this section, and an
prices on anything in 1
Tablets, Monuments, Et
rny prices before placin:
and work guaranteed firs
BSB. HIL LE R N
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Don't put otf f 1uying th
it is too late. I have a i
your kitchen to ,arlor
The house beautiful is made up of many parts,
and one of the most important of these is the
dining room. Your dining room furniture
needs your special care i: s: lection. No where
can you find s - wide a r .nge of selection. at a
price within your mneans as at our store. Have
you seen our dining room ,t at
WHAT EXtr >AY
About our furnitu e is what every one says.
In design it is the mos elegan and artistic; in
style it is faultless and novel, and in convenience,
durability and finiish it is unsurpassed. These
are high qualities, but the facts a-'e self evi
I have a nice shipment of Neat
come and look them over. It is a
There has been a great increase in
the corn production in South Caro
ina in the past several years, and
h corn contest commissionl is of
the o.pinion: that the work of Mr.3
.-dier will encourage other boys of3
the State in agriculture not only in
producing corn but in all other lines
>f aricultura1 wvork.
"bI hio7Z andpay,'rmrked a AL
gentleman, as he left the steamer,
that I shall never have occasion to TO
cross the Atlantic again."
"Rough passage, eh?'' queried a
"Rough is no name for it. I had
four kings beat three times.''-New w
~enting the"Y i
ad Granite Co,
r TE, N. G.,
prepared to make you
e way of Headstones,
. See my cuts and get '0
; your order. Material
-ca ss. 0
WERRY. S. C. ,.
N E E. : -.
at Suit and Stove or Rar
:omplete stock of every
-and remember that m
This is our Celebrated Gold Medal
It contains 80 coils of tempered wire
. . . . ......
We have a beautiful line of Mattres
ranging in price from - -
T7his No. 8, 20-ich oven, with for
ne of he largest and best stoves eve
o onl" - - - - -
and Up-to-date Rockers bought,
t pleasure for us to show our gooc
[ODS ON lHAND AE ASSIGNED
Pay What We Owe.
MUST HAVE MONEY!
>s Must be Converted
ir Money win1 Do. Better
ervice Here Than
ur Loss is Your Gain.
ige and Odd Piece of
thing to fUrnish yOL
i prices are made to
Springs. $4 0
Here is tl
se $3 to $15
* $50 cash trad
ty pieces of ware, $1.50, thsp
r sold $2.5
- - '. and package
and upon their arrival will 1
is and we would be glad to ha
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