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s is nQ iufptal scene' t the
(culture buildn in Washingtott.
group of boy and girl farm chap
for producing best in calf, por
clubs was a tri to Washingto
sent from Mary and. Secretary
lace is addressing them.
MR. LWHIDEN WRITES Of
New Orleans, U. S. A.
August 19th, 1922.
editor Manning Times,
Manning, S. C.
I have read with a great deal of
interest the letter addressed to you
by Mr. A. L. Luce, published in your
paper of the 16th instant, on the sub
ject of finding ways and means to up
lift Clarendon County in the agricul
Your plan to do something in order
to get out of the hole before your far
mers and business men sink so deep
'into the quagmire of financial destruc
tion that later it would be more diffi
cult for you and them to do so, is a
worthy undertaking; and deserves the
hearty endorsement of each individual
and Institution interested in the wel
fare of Clarendon County agriculture
and the people of your community.
Your ideas are sound and concrete
facts founded upon good judgment
and should be seriously considered in
the paramount thoughts of all busi
ness men and farmers of Clarendon.
Otherwise, you are playing the game
like the base bal lpitcher with only a
"straight ball and a prayer."
Relatives of mine are keenly inter
ested in the uplifting of Clarendon
County and the future of her indus
tries, and it is high time that every
body should put forth their utmost
energy to see the wheels of progress
resume action in your section. It is
no time to throw up your hands in
surrender for anybody can do that,
but. it's the fellow withthe punch, the
grit and courage that counts, and he
is the one who wins, whether the field
of action be religion, politics, business
or love. No man ever got far, will
get far, or can get far, who cannot
grasp a situation such as your's and
shape his ideas to meet it, and then
bends every effort to see it through,
despite any obstacle - thrown in his
It behooves me to state that you are
no less qualified than others in other
Southeastern sections who have re
constructed their ideas and revolution
ized themselves in new forms of pro
cedures on the farms ,and saved them
When your good people have come
to realize in conclusion that the one
crop system will ultimately ruin you
if they, adhere entirely to it, instead.
of= saving you, then, your salvation
may be at hand. They should diversi
Some points for the farmer to con
The farmer who raises hogs and
keeps dairy cows has something to
sell for cash wvhen fruit, truck, or
cotton crops are destroyed by cold
weather, by drought, by wvet seasons,
by irisct pests, or when markets are
Nearby markets generally absorb
all meat and dairy products produced
r Young Men
Thae~ Makce Women, Too, a Puzzlet
How S. S. S. Stop. Skin
Pimples and skira eruptions have al
Vrice,.-you pay for every pustuip,
1blaek-head and~ pimple on your face.
Pimples produce prej ud ice and prevent
prosperity. Your heart may be gold,
fe, 5. 8. will Rid You
of the Crushing Pim..
but, who wants to kiss eruptions?
Pimply men don't look like the owners
of anything. limply worres, to,
puzzles, with no Drospct and
power. Young meh a women, here's
the positive way out. Physics and
purgatives will fal- What you need
I.s a scientific bloeoansor. S. IL 11.
$s one of the most powerful dlestroyers
of blood impurities, You can prove this
in a short time. S5. S. H. has bepra
1)assed on by a jury f mli otns of poo
:yle just like yours4f Iti corniered
one of the meet .viowerful vegetalile
1)lood-purifieors afid 1 i4sh-builders ~is
Axistence. That's why you hear of so
snany underweight people putting on
lost flesh in a hnrry, wh po Jear of so~
mnany rheumatica being fedfrom this
scourge, with S. S. S, Start today with
8, 8, 8. and see your face clear aryd
yomr skin get ruddier, your flesh
firmer. .It will give you a hoont in your
career. H. S. H. is sold at all Crug
stores. in two sizs. T~he lar-go
Ia the more ocontomient.
Hete are. sh6n A
ions whose reward
c, garden and field
n. This group was 4
of Agricultpre Wa!.
on Southeastern farins, eliminating
the necessity for shipping to far dis
tant markets with transportation
costs oftentimes exceeding the selling
price of the shipment.
There is no case on record where a
farmer shipped hogs to market and
to have a considerable sum left after
paying the freight.
The brood sow is the most proli
Alc of farm animals. She will enrich
any farmer who will give her a
A good dairy cow will produce all
of the milk, cream, butter, and cheese
consumed by the farmer's family and
if she is an exceptionally good cow
she will produce a considerable sur
plus to sell for cash.
One good cow or about five good
brood sows will produce sufficient
manure fertilizers in a year to pro
perly fertilize the average acre of
It isn't necessary to buy fertility
for the farm that carries it's full
quota of dairy cows and hogs.
Some points for the Banker to con
The development of any section of
the Southeast with hog sand dairy
cattle means ahore steady volume of
bank deposits because the farmer who
has hogs and dairy cattle on his farm
has something to sell everyday of the
year instead of only at certain sea
sons as is the case with the truck
farmer, fruit grower, and cotton
In fruit, truck and cotton growing
sections of the Southeast the bankers
are often called upon to carry the
fisrners from the time they put in
their crops until after harvest. During
this same period merchants in the
town are also obliged to carry the
farmers on their books, selling. them
merchandise on credit. The mer
chants are accordingly obliged to look
to the bankers to carry them also and
this makes a considerable burden up
on the bankers. If the fruit, truck
and cotton growers of the Southeast
had a few brood sows an da few
dairy cows along with a flock of poul
try they would never be obliged to
ask their merchants to give them
credit during the crop growing season
and their loan at the bank would be
considerably reduced also, thus per
mitting tho bank to, adopt a more
liberal policy in'loaning money for
building and other improvements, in
vesting more heavily in local public
improvement bonds, 6tc., and elimin
ate their bills' payable accounts.
No swine grower in the Southeast
ever shipped a load of hogs to mar
ket and failed to receive enough for
them to pay the freight plus a very
satisfactory cash surplus. This state
ment should appeal very strongly to
the bankers in your section in behalf
of hog raising on every farm in your
Southeastern bankers should rem
ember that there is no case on record
where the large hog markets of the
country have ever been glutted.
The boll weevil does no harm to
livestock and poultry.
Shipments of hogs to marke do not
freeze in winter nor do they perish
from heat in summer.
Hog markets are available .to the
farmer six days out a weoek. .They
pay cash and they ate located at con
venient points throughout the South
est, making long shipments with' co?
responding high transportation
charges unnecessary, such as is the
case with fruit and vegetables.
Hogs multiply faster than any
other farm animal and therefore en
rich the farmer within a reasonably
In the hog raising industry produc
tion, demand and markets are srbl.
ized, which means that the intelligent
farmer can always count on a profit
from his hogs, which will enable him
to pay his notes at the batik, meet his
bills with the toWn merchant and gen
erally carry a cash balance with his
There is no case on record where
Southeastern dairy farmers have
brought milk to town and poured It
out on the ground because there was
no dlemand for it, as has been the
crise with watermelons, eabbage, and
other citrus fruits.
Bankers should knew that South
eastern soils for the moost part are
light hand that the fertilizers produced
by livestock is the best kind to build
them up to where they will give good
The dlairy cow will feed the family
and fertilize the farm.. She is called
"the foster mother of the world," and
no more befitting title could be he
stowed upon her. Without nailk chil
dren languish, adults decline, the
vitality of the human race runs low.
I enclose you a bulletin on Duroce
Hogs Which proves the outcome in
your Sister State, eGorgia. The con
tents of thtat bulletin is not the music
of any Calliope Organ but real facts
which prove what can be done.
Pleaso find enclosed another bulletin
on the subject of, "Raise Pork to
Raise Money." Your climate andl the
conditions throughout Clarendon, to
my knowledge, offer the farmer the
same advantages mentioned i buille
tin No. 16, Janual'y 14th, 1922, herein
You will perhaps find some interest
in readilng a third bulletin, herewi.&h
enclosed, bulletin MN 20, entitled
"Sell Your Corn to a Pig." .
It may: yet prove thabthe bermuda
grass your farmers have been trying
to kill for yean will . eventu be
their salvation in growingand en..
ing different classes' of liv'e stock. The
grass if alolwed- to grow in the fur
rows of the old cotton fields may ulti
mately bring to -the farmer more
revenue. in fattening cattle than ever
realized from the toils of the cotton
Now s the time to buy cattle and
hogs for stocking purposes. They
have never before been so cheap. Your
people can find'a market for all the
choice meat hogs they produce regard
less of the' breed, for ' the country
throughout is noting an alarming
shortage in porkers. I represent
in Cuba who are-impbrting at Havana
consistent large quantities of choice
meat hogs from .Teies m, Alab ma
and Georgia, through Jacksonville,
Fla., and the daily feiries from Key
West to Havana. We also ship
weekly from Mobile, Alabama, large
shipments of Tennessee, West - Ala
bama, and Mississippi hogs; and froi
New Orleans, West Tennessee, Ar
kanas, Louisiana, and East - Texas
hogs; and from Beaumont, Texas,
hogs from that State.
There is no reason why Clarendon
County, South Carolina farmers,
cannot grow hogs and livestock in
equal proportions, because your cli
mate and conditions are favorable,
You have the rail service to all mar
kets, and certainly you could sell hogs
in car lots in competition Avith Ten
nessee hog growers, who are obliged
to sell cheap enough to stand the rail
rate through Jacksonville to Havana;
whereas your's would move to Savan
nah, Ga., thence Jacksonvilel-Havana,
If you had them of right qualities and
weights from 130 to 250 pounds ]
would be willing to offer Clarendor
County farmers a'fair price, based on
competitive markets, for three to four
hundred choice meat hogs, weekly
payment cash against bill .lading ant
certified weights f. o. b. cars Mann
ing. This would insurq you an out
let for nearly 15,000 hogs a year from
one source. Farmers growing and
finishing just a few hogs could work
in conjunction with friends and pool
shipments, for I. would propose a co
tract with on individual toldeliver m
the hogs f. o. b. cars, 1Manning, and
pay for them when ears are loaded
the bill of lading and certified weights
deposited with our bankers at Mann
ing or Summerton.
I wish you every succes sin your
efforts in the matter you have under
discussion; on behalf of relatives \vhc
own interests in your County. No one
of us would like to see the agricultur
al interests of your good County sink
into a state of Inocuous Desuetude.
Any five men on whom you ballot,
would also be my Choice, so. please
accept enclosed cheek for five dollars,
($5.00), .representing my corttributior
as described under the -terms and
covenants of your article on the sub
ject in said paper- of IThe Manning
Times of 16th instant.
,Very truly yours,
0. R. Whilden.
SELL YOUR CORN TO A PIG.
Feeder Hogs to Supply The Corn
The possibility-of economically pro.
ducing, feeder hogs in the South foi
supplyingthe corn belt with the extra
hogs needed, for consuming the corn
crop will be. inivestigated -by the-Unit
ed States Departme~nt of Agriculture
in co-operatiori with some of' e
Southern States, This Spring, workL
on the problem was begun at Mc
Neill, Miss.- 65 miles north of -New~
Orleans. The Mississippi Experim ent
,Station will assist 'ini the work. Th4
idea is to test out the growing and
marketing of hogs at a weight of
.about 100 pound., using both the lard
pind bacon types.
.The growing of feeder hogs is all
industiry which should be deoveloped,
as the Corn Belt is in need of more
shoats than are usually produced
there. Similar experiments to thosa
being made in the.South will be tried
later in the Northwest and the South
Hogs on Louisiana Farms
.No matter what line of farming
is followed ,there is a place and need
for at least 'one good brood sow oi
every farm. Some nmay be surprisei
to know that there are approxbnateil
135,000 farms in the State of 'Youisi
iana, and statistics show that 'onl3
109,000 faans have a brood sow. This
meand that there are approximatl)
26i,000i' ams in -Louisiana withou a
brood sow4 to supply the pork. Wher<
G. C. COOPER,
Glasses Fittedt Birokee
ISUMTER, S. iC.
Igeylee i'axo x . s :an
Some of the feed W e ,L
pig *liI he i gro'#lng t, -
pig y should "r nQt;: , veer ',;fat : ut: inn'
ndiui flesh12' Agt tli6ef act
d' hoe - .Cnaiey:e:e
thate fb a 'oItaf la boir
and three acres on Avery fertile land
will produce 0ufileient to take care of
mood ep'~p r lir i1'" r
'i-cordin ou 24 CO. dd
wast. Vti i novor a derpmiae
to g ow more feed than the' ho e
qui : It is' bettet"'to IfVay fdt f
sale than to be in the nmarket for
feed: " 1 ,'
Unl sS sie CldOin ?r. .6 unold
able accident :which Causes a heavy
.lose pase~es irk. a~herd.of. diogs; that,
'aiv well ,ared ,or tl 4re will a
be a frargin hoe pr
oa are not -given- ro o attentionl
,there lre . mae. o lois.' This
statement i made. wih rerence to
mthe min b is 'r dooms for the
mai'kets' and entirl for 'breed
ing. Like all farm crops, the ho
must receiyo, a certain amount of at,
Very few men have made money
raising high nlass breeding hogs,
while many. have made, money ro
ducing porkers foi the;market. When
a man goes into the hog business' he
should not lose sight of the fact that
all hogs are=considered frdir the point
of vie,)r'of'pork production. A good,
pure-bred hog meais that the appear
ance of this hog indicates- quality,
good cuts of meat, physical ability to
move about in 'getting feed and mak
ing quick growth. The .ability, to se
lect hogs that will give the quickest
returns comes to a man by practice,
which 'brings out the fact that a man
should grow into the business and not
try to buy into' it, with the idea ,of
making a success. Three and .qne-.
half- percent of the hogs in the United'
States are registered purebreds.
There is place for- many- more.
It should be- the aim of every man
raising hogs or going into the hog
business to have the best boar he can
get for the use he is to be put to and
the money the man can safely spend
for this purpose. Good sows are
necessary and must be used but more
,care must be exercised in selecting the
When going into the hog business,
decide upon the acreage you wiqh to
devote to this phase and be careful
not to overstock.
The State of Louisiana finds. itself
unable to supply most of its pork for
bout three or four months. It "is
logical to conclude there is no over:
production but just to the contrary,
During the months of. Mac, June,
Jull, August and September and 'a part
of 'Ot~ber, .hogs. for butchering are
scarse. ' The' 'months of November,
December, and January finds 'more
hogs on the'local market than- the
butchers can use. We can supply the
butchers the year round and have
hogs for .shipping to central markets
or' for export.
. Think This Over
A Doctor stood admiring a large,
fat hog, at -a Chicago Live Stock
Show; when a small boy standing by
piped up. " at's my father's hog.
e got the firs prize."
"Wonderful," said the doctor. "Cer
tainly' a very fine -hog." Theii he
looked at the boy. "How old are
you, son?" he asked.
"I'm twelve past," said the boy.
"Why,"' said the doctor, "you are
small fort a nine-year-old. What do
Sur plus a
T. M. MOUZON, Casi
- r noWn
you eat and drhk? '
"Just what thee rest of the folka
do, bread, meat, $iec, potatoes, cof
fee; cakeMatid' ea."
"But' qred the doctor, "don't you
drink mil ?"
"Naw," said the boy in a tone of
disgust, "we feed milk to the-hogs."
Give lie Boy A Heifer'
dive the Joy a heifer,
Start him on his way,
Make him feel he's starting in,
To be a man today.
Let him knoh the value
Of a cow or two,
See him take a keener pride
In the farm for you.
Give the boy a heifer,
Tell him-"Take, it, Son,
May you have a dozen cows,
Soon, instead' of one."
Let him knoh'he's canted
On the old farm, too,
And he'll stay-and work his way
Side by side with you.
If your community hasn't awaken.
ed to the possibilities of diversifie,'
farming, and of poultry, - hogs, anu
dairying, make it your busineda to
see that your people become inter.
ested in The Cow, the Sow, and the
Sows Are Profitable
How would you kie to share sleep
ing with an old Sow or "Ten Nights
in a pig Pen?" That is what a cer
tam ten' year old -boy,' with anothor
samt age, did with twenty' fiv9 sows
and as a .result they: have over 200
nice' red pigs, all up: and * doing 'fine:
Thoy did not' lose five per" cent oft
them. So you dee the pigs can be
saved if you -are- willing to keep
company with trem at' the critical
If the farmer would "adhere to' cots
ton, he should .with it, 'also diversify.
and let him,
Be Not a Mule
The advance of the boll weevil .haa
.been steadily constant since it cross
ed the Mexican, border urtil 'at the
present time it has penetrated to near
ly every cotton growing section. Its
approach has- ever' caused 'great -eon
kern to the cotton grower, and the.ef
fects of its work, upon reaching aiy
the H arvest &
The man whi
regularly is on ti
It is not so
what we save tha
This Bank w
"W. C. DAVIS,]
A. C. BRADHA
ink of M
nd Profits . '14
)SEPH SPROTT, Presider
alier. JAME$ M. SI
gi1 sectio h r suta t tid
Diversification of agrieult
helped' to sf' the lbssb cve
the. boll weevil, and so far as di
versifcation .has been practical
been a lasting bengfit to the
But, the South is the cotton count~;
and alcotton cotuntry; an~d 'cottoti
duction will fit into any intelliget'
system of crop production.
But it: beaones-necessary to:i gde
the application of bol ilweevil 'd 1rol
umethods if cotton production is tobe
We can well consider 'that biblical.njntofudinhe igh'ad'"
ninth verses of the - thirtyseconid.
Psalm,.which redds: "Be ye not as
the horse, or as'the mule, which have.
no understanding; whose .mout' muse t
be held in'with bit and bridle. I will
iistruct thee and 'teach thee ins th
way whi h thou shalt o. a
Through the mouth eceof the coto - "
vestigators employed y; the - United
States Department of Agriclture
we hqve been taught the wa -
hevil control Let us "not be as'. the
mule" but 'let us have ful under-'
standing, and 'be guided by. the in.
istructions and teachings which these
missionaries have given us.'
-After years o fexperimentation, we v
now. know that it Is possible to con
trol, in large measure at least the
depressions of the boll weevil b the
proper appliation of calcium. ars
Work! Sure it is work, andi.hard,
work,,to properly dust .a large :ce
age of cotton with this material ,
But, what branch of farming offers
any worthwhile. returns except of' ' .
Risk! There is some risk involv
ed- too, but no more than the risk -h.
volved, too, but-no more than .thei' rsk"
ivolved in gambling with weather,
conditions with aiy crop Heavy
rains, right after application, may
require "an extra outlay of+timne and
material'for another' app cation, but
this-is the .usul'risk' of farming.
Knowledge! Ye ,it re some. cn
knowledge,. but tha ir ea obtained,
eitherthrough the b free blletins is
(Continued on page l sevan)
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anyh worhwhie raeu exathf
isk hl Theeu sa o mers.i i
raiserih afe apicjomy
maer0,00 aote a0,ct0n0bt
knowlege bu tat i a siyobanh,