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D. R. Coker Points Out V4
To the Editor:
'I notice appearing in all of th<
daily and weekly papers this week al
article from 'Clemson College purport
Jug to give advice as to the latest an(
mo:t approved methods of handlini
the boll weevil.
'I am sorry to take issue with thi
-weevil experts of the college on this
matter but feel compelled to do so al
my dwn experiments and those of man:
of the lbest farmers in the state leaf
me to differ from them in importan
particulars. Olemson college is su:p
ported princLally by the farmers o
South Carolina and I submit tha
where (there Is important evidence
available from many of the best an4
most reliable farmers in the state, I
should be given at least equal weigh
'with that of the "experimenters it
Alabama, Lou'isiana, "%ississippi, Texa1
The boll weevil his been in Souti
Carolina for several years during mos
of which time the government and col
lege experts have advocated a method
of weevil conitrol which was expen
sive, which required much judgmeni
in its applicat'ion and which involved
night iwork. 'Besides in practice lasi
year -the government method .proved to
be dangerous in that some crops were
severely damaged by plant lice after
two or three applications of the cal
cium arsenate In dust -form.
I have abundar t evidence that the
early poison'ing c I the weevils by the
molasses-calcium- hrsenate method is
a success and is so cheap and simple
that it can be put inito universal prac
-tice. I think it a fair deduction from
the results obtained that when put
into universal prai.tice, it will greatly
delay the rapid increase of weevils
and allow the whole crop to frut for
some time longer than when early con
.trol methods are not applied.
The ex:perimence of .ir. McDuffle,
farm manager for ex-Governor R. I.
Manning on his Cieredith place, is suf
filient on this subject although it is
confirmed by practically every other
farmer who used tihe molasses treat
ment in time. 'Mr. MoDuffle poisoned
his iworst infested field of 10 acres on
or about May -24, at which time there
were no squares upon the cotton. Up
to that time he -had picked weevils
from this field frequently and upon the
day of poisoning was getting at the
.rate of about 200 weevils per acre. Mr.
Mc'Duffle poisoned this field several
times .between May 24 and June 27, on
wbich day he told nie that he had fre
quently and carefully examined this
field during that interval (May,24 to
June 27) and had sent hands .into it to
search for weevils, also that ex-Gov
ernor Manning had 'been with him on
at least one occasion searching for
weevils, that he had been unable to
find a single live weevil in this field
during 'that -period, that he had been
carefully over the field during the past
few days and had found but twvo small
&lpots 'in -w'hich any squares were 'be
ing :unctu red. (These of course he
had carefully picked up.) The cotton
referred to was planted in March andi
was carried 'to the end of the p~eriod
of wveevil emergence with practically
no infestation or dlamage. About ,one
week later -Mr. LioDuffle told me that
he had just plowved over a 65-acre
field and had offered his plowv hands
Oc for each punctured sqluare. They
'had .turned in about 100 sqluares or
1 1-2 squares per acre.
I could quote Messrs. W. A. and
Gee. Stuckey of Lee county; .J. W.
Goodson and 'R. P. Gillespie of Harts
ville; A. H. Rogers of Society Hill.
'besides my own force of experimenters
Cheer Up Instantly When
Di'. TLhonton's Easy Teetp
er Removes Cause of Pain.
* othert When the child becomes
~ross and peevish with feverishness
sour stomach, coated tongue, bowef
trouble, cold or colic give, a course of
the old reliable Dr. Thornton's Easy
Teether and note the quick improve
ment Dr. Thornton's Easy Teether
is a harmless sweet powder. omposed
ha: '' ft g. Babies Ik it 'and
take it more freely than stieky sfrups
or iquid medicines.
JH# nreds of unsolicited tpstmonials
weelyo .during the past 0 ~e years
frot~a doctons,.druggit -4appr~eia
timot1lerb prove it *16enbe
yot qeltien of doubt, I to
hei yout ehild tor money bac fwth.
I FGR WEEVILS
alue of MolassVS Mixture foi
at the Boll We vil.
and a host of othr farmers in thit
section to the ege t that ap'ication
k of the molasses i ixture applied foi
- the first time from AMay 24 to June 1
I and even later upol cotton Which wak
at the time 'badly Wnfested with wee
vils resulted in the prompt and prac.
tically total destru ion of the weevils
It is hardly reas nable to suppos(
that the weevils che the particulai
date of May 24 to dis ppear from the
fields of ex-Governor Manning, May 3C
from the fields of Mr. Goodson and
June 12 from our own fields (these be
ing the dates upon which these three
Partles made the first application of
It seems to me no less foolhardy to
do nothing to control the boll weevil
until squares have formed on the
plants and of courte some of them
been punctured by 4ue old weevils. It
is perfectly feasible as stated by the
'liemson1 authority to kWill these early
weevils by applications of arsenical
poison. Why is it riot equally feasible
to keel) on killing -t4en for a period of
30 days when a method which will cer
talinly do this is offered at a cost of
about 20c )er. acre - er application foi
materials, or say $ per acre to coin
.iiete the job? The xperience of many
in this* section shows that it is per
feetly feasible to do this very thing.
We are not going to get perfect boll
weevil controll anywhere this season
because in no section have all the
farmers poisoned their crops and pick
ed up squares, nor will we probably
get weevil control to the highest de
gree in any season, even in sections
where the molasses Polison is used in
time and frequently, unless the farm
ers are vigi-lant in Oinding the spots
'where the few weevils who have prob
ably escaped the poison are laying in
I firmly 'beldeve, however, that w-hen
every farmer in the state poisons his
cotton before squares are .formed and
continues this .treatment often eough
to keep the poison'on the cotton until
the jast of June and where the con
tinues vigilant in detecting and ,picking
up the few -punctured squares that the
occasional unpolsoned .weevil will lay,
we will have a method of control
which will protect the whole cotton
crop until late in the season and allow
normal crops of early planted early
varieties to mature.
In order to secure the universal
adoption of an agricultural practice it
is only necessary to convince all the
farmers that the .practice is profitable.
The use of Mlhe Wiliamson plan of cul
Itivathig oorn very quickly bbcane
universal in this section because its
.benefits were so manifest that even
the powerful opposition of many gov
ernment experts and agilcultural ad
isers could not stop its spread. The
use of fertilizers is universal in the
eastern part of the belt.
The general adoption of sonme moth
od of boll weevil contrdl at once cheap,
simple and practical enouigh to come
with'in the means and a'lppeal to the
common sense of every fanmer should
-be much easier than eitther -the WVil
liamson planl or the use of fertilizer,
because every farmer has direct and
vital interest in preventing his neigh
hors from raising weevls which wil
destroy his awn top crop and thus will
use his influence to see that his neigh
'bors use control methods.
I am in hearty concurrence with
Clemson college and the government
in their .advice to ' plant early, use
early varieties, use acid phosp~hate,
cult'ivate rapidly, pick upu squares and
destroy the 01(1 stalks some time be
-fore frostt. I must continue, howeer,
to advise the use of a control method
'which has carried up to July 15 with
priactically no damage to those crops
to .which it had been applied before
squares formed and which 'has carried
our own cropis (originally badly in
-fested) up to the same date with much
less than 5 :per cent infestation al
though the first application was not
umade until many of the first squares
It should be noted that in this see
tion ,we have had only one period
(from June 6 to June 18) which was
f-avorable for b)011 weevil control. The
baiance of the growing season has
-been showvery wi'th many .heavy rains,
making control mbthods extremely dif
ficult andl more expeOnsive than normal.
The total rainfall at H-artsville from
Jan.'1 to date has been 30.7. TPhe May
rthinfall (which mostly fell diuring the
latter half of the month) was 4.53;
June, 7.79 and 'July (up to an'd in
eludin'g Ilbth inst.) 3.80.
I have great respect for the wvork
of Clemson college. Ite; president, di
rector of extenldon iand ,many: of its
professors'are rversonai friends. In
regard to boll,- weevil control, how
ever*, I must accept 'the evidence of my
own eyes and that of my own experi
.mental organizatidn and -of relialyle
farmers in this section who are ao'
my .personal friends
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WO' KNElI tE'OH-ES MADE OF SA'TlIN AND DEC- ( I'gand~v, good 'iity, all i)101 ', 4 i hhes mide, at 25c
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'Al FOR MOUNI'AlN 'H I. '' AiRE TIE ONG inhe ide lt 69c.
ARUHPOR -10NUMI 111-1110i,%11Ail MI 71111, 0 j ( repe-de-Clijule, 314j inchles W; 11- alolors, at $1.39.
JErNGTH KiHIAKI lANPS FOR tM+JN, WHICH COLLIN8' 'Drss Giiighais 10c, 121-2c, Luci 18c to 25c.
DIPARTIMENT STOIRE .SI4I J iM TODAY 'All ONLY 95c. Dress -Clalbray at loc.
Aen's Khaki Pants 95c. Men's Knit Ties at, 49c.
Men'i Dress .Pant.s $2.45, $2.95, $3.45, $3.95, $4.45, $4.95,
and $5.95. allee Pans and pitre A I unimii ti 20c, 25c, 29c, 49c.
Boys' Pants 39c, 49c, 68c, 98c, $1.25, $1.69, $1.98, $2.48. 59c and 75c.
ieni's Dress Suits $7.95, $8.95, $9.95, $11.95, $12.95, $13.95, Pure 'Aluminum Preserving Kettles foi' 95c, $1.19 and
$14.95 and $18.95. $1.25.
Boys' Suits $1.98, $3.98, $4.95, $5.45, $5.95, $6.45, $6.95, Syrup Pitchers illi'r Aliiin for 59c.
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Overalls for men 95c and 98o. Headquarters for 31ii s Pure Alumin Kettles for only $1.75.
Headlight and Carhartt Overalls. Good qality E hamu I )ish pans for 98c.
Boy 's Overalls 39c and 69c. A few Straws and Iaiamas left at *twiy tider price.
Boys' Stra:w Hats, 'elosing out, special priee only 39c. Just received a shipment. of Men's Khaki Pants at 95c.
A good 'line of Men's and Boys' Caps at. from 45c to f~l('s 'Sits $9.95 to $18.95.
O~o. I.kii's Overalls at 95c and 98c. ( Ileadqulartecis for Car
hai 1t t andI I leall ight, Overalls at un1der prives).
Ov-eralls f'or the 'boys at -fromi 39c, 68c to 79c.
95c. hk Pns,4c
DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY Mens hhaki lt Him. 75c, 98c, $1.45, $1.50, $1.69,
$1.95 and $2.45.
'for so (allied pleasures, Iblit drop yom nickles, dimes and
dollars in the (O)1laJLI'N'S STOlRE SLOT .where you arecsuire
to receive sound, substantial, sure, safe and 'greater returns. BRILLIANT BLACK BEAUTIES
'AMir. Burns said: 'That pleasures are like poppies spread,
you seize the flower the bloom is sie(, or like the snow falls Aie the Black Taffeta. Silks at 98c. 'Black -MusIin, :36
in the river a moment white then gone forever. inches wide 98c. 'Black Satins, 36 inches ide 98c
Today we have wagon loads of '31en's I lial f IIose itd ,ad ies
'Stoekings, and the price begins at 5c.
'Men's 'Half Rose bc, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c. Men's Silk Ilose
Ginghams at 8 1-3c. Abe M artii t inks a 'foot I Brush like (olins' epart
Ladies' Seamless Ilose 5c. 'Ladies' -better iuality Hose ient Store sells for SC and 10c is worth aii ounce of lri'VCI
loc. 'Ladies' Lisle Iose with seam at 'back 15c. Ladies' tioi. Tooth Past at. 8c is worth more than a pound of tooth
Meiceeized Lisle Hose with sean for 25c. Ladies' Daisy Knit
Silk Hose for 45o. lAdies' Fibre Silk Hose 39c. Ladies' Thiee Wise Men ol' Qothai went to sea in a bowl, if the
"Gold Seal'' brand pure 'Silk Hose with seam at baek for bowl ha( been stronger this story Could have been loiger.
only 98c. Ladies' Silk Hose with elocks 85c. Ladies' purie So I want to tell the little totH aiout the ladsoie pockt
thread Silk Ilose "Keystone'' brand at. $1.35. Ladies' extra knives with two laes and pearl handles hich C()Il1NS
<qrality "Oakbrook'' pure Silk Hose for $1.95. Ladies
"i'eritas'' pure Silk Ilose with clock for $1.95. sellfr o nly Ut4
Children's good quality Hose for 1oc. 'Children's best Chles Facy Ubrellas o ly Pas
quality fine ribbed hose for 18o, 19c, 20c, 23c, and 25c. 'Mile ancy colrs for t- lc .
Children's Socks and' fancy colored tops for loc, 15c, 23c, r
und2 for 5c. Children's Rings. assoited settings. 2 for bc. Pocket
Ladies'' Silk -Gloves 39c and /45c. Ladies' long Silk Gloves Knives, two blades, handles. long chain attached
in -vhie al(]-fiockfor75c l~. Badsand1 Necklaees I'ot' 5c. P-aekage of Ilair Plls for
in 'white and bflack for 75c. io ed ii~
lc, Containing 16hi pins. Toilet 80111) l0. Boys' and
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?Seaniless Sheets 69c. 'Sheets 72x90 75c. Sheets 76x90 Boys' SisJede's at 3c and loc. Meii's Suspenders at
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81x90$1.e Dre Shirts at 68c, 88c and 95c. Madras
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Turkish Bath Towels loc. illuck Towels 15c. Turkish Bat Pongee Shirts at 89c. Alei's Silk Shirts at $3.48. Mens
Towels 25c. Ba Ibrigga i Shirts an )t 35c
'Baby Blankets, assorted co'lor's, fot' 75c.Me'sIesSheat$.5$39 md49.'
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Gimnghams at 81.3c.I 1IisWliic(i 'ISl'siiih i'elat9c
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