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a.tellgence, Courage, and Optimism
Npded by Farms"
Clemson dollege. Dec. 5.--In spiti
'ot the' efforts of scientists employed
tby the -various Southern. States and
the United States Department of Ag.
"riculture, and in spite of the various
climatic conditions encountered over
the cotton 'growing states, ,the cotton
boll weevil has annually extended its
-operations, the advance line of this
pest having now moved entirely
1across Sputh Carolina, leaving the
state infested from the mountains to
the coast. Fortunately for the farm
ers (d South Carolina, says W. W.
Long, Director of the Extension Serv
lice, we are able to draw lessons from
Ithe experience of other -states over a
(period of nearly thirty years, the boll
weevil having entered Texas in 1892.
This should enable us to avoid many
of the costly mistakes that have been
made over and again by the cotton
growers of the states further west.
Clemson Agricultural College and
the United States Department of Ag
riculture have made special studies of
ithe boll weevil problem, co-operating
'with every agency interested along
this line. At frequent intervals relia
ble information has been issued with
the view of keeping our people thor
oughly informed regarding this pest
and the methods of fighting it. In
1916 the College was instrumental in
organizing the South Carolina Boll
Weevil Commission, which went into
the infested states of Louisiana and
Missssippi and studied the weevil at
first hand under conditions similar to
those prevailing in this state. The
report of the Comtmission issued by
,Clemson in November, 1916 as Hul
'letin No. 20, contained practically all
the reliable information of itportance
that had been developed regarding the
boll weevil problem. This report had
n wide circtilation and was considered
Ito be so thorough and accurate that
the United States Senate published 't
in February, 1917. as a Senate Docu
nont. This document is now avail
able in revised form. Many other
bulletins, reports, and special arti
cles dealing with specific phases of
the problem have been issued from
time to time. The Extension Service,
!through the county agent system, has
ikept this information before the peo
*ple constantly. As a result the aver
enge farmer of Soul.h Carolina is with
jout doubt hetter informed in the
I)tractical phases of this sub.e"ct than
has been the case in any o'her state
at the time of the arrival of the boll
No Time for Depressed Feelin.
Other states have had thin pro:.ien
to face, and while they suff''-ed no
verely they have demotnstrated that
there are ways of dealing with the
toll weevil problem. Cotton 1:. being
frown in spite of the boll weevil.
nia is not the time, therefore, to per
gnit ourselves to become depressed
tnt1 pessimistic. Instead, we must
study the problem thoroughly and
1earn the methods andt(1 practices
'hichi enable other farmers to pro
eluce cotton profitably under boll
I Before relying upon bell weevil in
formnation, we must be sure that it
kormes from a source that can and
- does dlissemnina to reliable infor-mation,
* y studying information from reliable
mources and adalpting it to our parti
tanlar needls we can adjust ourselves
bnuc~h more quickly and eclonomically
to the new cond~itionls enforced by the,
jboll weevil. We canl not rely upon in
-formation based upon one year's ex-|
Serience with the boll weevil. The'
est informaation is that based on
aunany years of experience such as thle
ltates w~est of Albhama have had.
hrleee states have hlad time to adijust
~hemselves to now 'ondlitionls andi to
j wdopt new farmt prac-tices. whereas
~ the newly infestedl sections are tfl
~ ounderoting a round froml one thing to
erin an egyt to find remledites
There is no single new cr-oi which
m r~tises to takeo the place of cotton
our money ct-op. There is no c-om
ito of' (rops wvhich can be ree
nided as a specific. Experiment
~own that cotton c'ontinues to
11 as the chief mloney cr-op Ina
ni states already infeated by
-i1. it would be well, there
us to continue to grow cot
the best onll weevil control'
nd to undettahe the grow
thoney erops <mly en a
scale. Plunging on new
1~ .ee eps brings out probh
re as hard to solve as is
of -growing Gotton under
a:cogditions. We must
~t ourselves to tWe changed
deqvt Odeditions," hsbe
Albysde Eglension Service to
efight against the boll weevil.
butlietin brings together In ecoy
fommuch of the laformiation
Ahas beeneveloped by the experi
wit the.'eed1 'p to the pr-esent
inthe~ varteus states infested.
n'af' be obtained from county
or fromn the -Extension Service,
~ n College. The'-revised edition
e iport et the South Carolina
- it''-Commission may be had
Sth ppme sources.
best thing for at scrub sire is
bu'&rsiona trip to the butcher's
hMl no return ticket.
Ipart of rural oommsnity is
StowR paper . .
The following Corn Club boys
Pickens county won the - followin
places: Walter Williams of Mica,.
' bf. Mr. Johnl V. Williams won firi
e aca and E.Q.B.: Smith of Ambler
*jon of A. C. Smith won second place
;Many of the boys made a splendi
showing and are to be .congratulate
on their work.
. The. first and secondprizes, are fre
scholarspips to the short course a
T. A. Bowen county Agent has se
apart this month as orchard month
Any service we can rendetr along this
line we will be very glad to do so.
We are planing to hold a pruning
and spraying demonstration <uring
thin month. Watch the papers nex
week for the dates and places of meet.
FROM MR. NATIONS
Well, well; the world is on a boon
for education and I am too old to gc
to sc.hool and guess I will have to gel
mine this way. 1922 came on the
first day of the year, the first day of
the month, the first (lay of the week,
and a preacher told me it was the
Sabbath lay, and thq Bible says it
is the seventh day-the Sabbath. Now,
someone explain this through The
Sentinel for me and I will move tip a
notch in my educational department
L. W. Nations.
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