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F. L. Ilarky, chief of the South Car
olila division of lmal rkets, is sending
out the following information to South
Carolina farmers regarding the har
vesting, handlling, storing and Curing
of sweet potatoca:
TIle of liarvest
liarvest sweet potatoes when ma
ture but before killing frost.
A test of inatlirity'may be made by
breaking a potato in two pieces. If
matlre ther will be little sap and the
broken surface will tuin white and al)
pear dry after being esiposed to sun a
few miiutes. If immattire, the sap
will be more plen tifill and the sirface
of the potato will a p pearm green or
Method of Harvetintg and an1111(1dlKig
(Ip vines using method that will
not 'bruise -potatoes.
Harvest potatoes *with large turn
jilow or standard potato plow. Plow
deep in order to avoid cutting pota
toes as cut potatoes cannot be market
ed. llHandle potatoes for market with
greatest care. Proba.bly more )ota
toes are lost by growers as result of
careless handling than from all orner
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trade you new one
give you a liberal
your car up with ti
market for the moi
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g and Handling
Use heap rows, plIling three rows
Avoid pitching potatoes in piles.
Do not allow potatoes to reulain in
(leld over night.
Grading should .bo don1e .in the fReld.
Separate culls and injured )otatoes
fron marketable potatoes.
Place potatoes in the containers
that are to be used inI the storage
D Do not nail tops on the crates.
Ilaul potatoes from field to storage
house with care in order to prevent
Store potatoes ill crates ill tile stor
age house stacking them at least four
inches off the floor and six inches from
the wall so as to 11110w plenty of ven
It is advisable to .use lxi ille
strips !between every layer of crates.
Do not stack .potatoes to the cell
ing but allow plenty of room above
potatoes for i good circulation of air.
Store potatoes within three (lays in
Store No. 1 anld No. 2 potatoes in
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no Ford Parts,
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rm the work.
attenticn to the,
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separate sections of the -house.
The factors that make for succE
in storing of sweet potatoes are:
First, a controlling of moisture.
Second, a uniform temperature.
When the house is filled, raise tpn
Perature to around 80 or 85 degrees
At saime time give house all possibl(
Maintain temperature of from 80 tc
85 degrees during the curing -perio(
which is usually fron 10 to 14( days
depending upon the weather and con
dition of potatoes.
Give house all possible ventilation
during the curing period, #f weather
Keep~ a close watch on the housc
during the curing perilod and niain
tain as uniform a telperatlre as ios
Close the floor ventilators and doors
at night if there Is likelihood of frost,
Close top ventilators In cold or
When curing .period is over (this can
he told by an examination of pbtatoes,
If they have a velvety feeling or the
eyes or buds on the potatoes show
signs of sprouting throughout tihe
house, then they have been properly
ciured) reduce te)mperature to between
50 and 60 degrees as soon as possible.
Temperature at no time should he
allowed to go below 4I5 degrees.
Examine the house each day. When
dampness Is found, open1 tol veitila
tors and use a little fire if necessary.
Watch house to keep down all 1mois
hire, using best of judgment it al1i
times in ventilating and heating.
l'very house should be provided
with) a nu1mber of go-lod Stalldard ther
lloleters. Cie should he placed near
the floor anld on1e near11v t top of the
hllouse so 1tha1t a1 heck may 'he kept onl
heat anld venitilatlonl.
The follo,11'ig grades shioild he fol
lowed inl grading potatoes. Thee
grades are tile ollielal grades for
South Carolina as well ias for the 'nI
ted States at large:
Grade No. 1. Diamet er, smallest
1 3-1 inches, laigest 3 1-2 inches.
length shortest I inches, loilgest, 10
inches. 'Note the following exeplitions:
The length may he less than tour 1nch
es; if the (1111meter is 2 1-1 Inches or
Grade No. 2. Diameter, sialier
I 1-2 inches, largest : 1-2 ines. No
Note-All potatoes of the lbove
size not meeting the length retiiire
Ilenlts of (radei No. 1 ;will be placed in
All grades should conlsiSt of sound1(
sweet potatoes of similar varienl char
acteristics which are practically free
from dlir It lalnd1 othel foreign matter
pest injury, uleay, bruises, cuts, scars,
cracks' and d11aage cause d byheat
disease, insects, or iechanical or otlh
Place on1e Illl and One 1111111 onily
in clarge of the sweet potato houIse
(Tak this iu) ifor reference.)
* * * * o * * a e ege e e 0 ~ e
Cross H1111, Oct. 9.-After a long dry
spell1 we areO enjoying refreshinlg show~
dist rict was held ait the Methodist
church on Fcridaj. Dri. .Jones, tihe prie'
sIding elder, pr'Cec a very insp)1iring
sermonliin the morn1inhg. 'The afternoon
was taken nun in attendling to -business
Rev. -W. (D). tRatchford and R. A. Auts
tIn attended synlod at Chester last
i. and i's. J. ii. Nance anld Mi's.
M. F. Woikmain 51pent Tuiesday at
'The >Spring Griov' sc'hocol 0opened 0on
last Monday mori'nlg uinder thle man-i~
agement of Mr. Jake iRasor as prin
c11pal, asslstedI by 'Miss 1H111, of Au
Mr'. J. D). Witherspoon, of Greenville,
wvas a r'ecent visitor to olti' town.
'Drm. 'Stone CIp~her, of Westminster,
sp)ent a (lay In 0111 townI lately.
M~liss Idlalla 'H olllngsworthi has gone
to accept a position as teaecr at Lex
ington, 's. C.
Miss Josie CGr'illn is teaching the
WieO understandl that Mir. John Car'
tot4 family are soon to move to oum
Mirs. Geo. Martin is visiting lier par"
cuts at IWestmns1ter'.
~Mrs. 'Hughl S01nn has1 accc,:ted the
Pine Bluff school and began teachiinv
Mi'. flance Crews and faily, al
Laur'ens .visited relativeshero Sunday,
Mir. J. E. Leiamn, Fi. -l0. Miller aind
S; M. Leaman speont .Saturdag at Spar.
Trh B, f. -U. Railway has l9 t1
night oneratar att this-p eeO.
Hiabituial ConstipatiQI P red
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Machine-Made Sea Air.
A machine has been invented by
means of which It is possible to pro.
duce sea air in the heart of a great
city. It Is being uled In the treaq.
ment of various dis#ases.
No man ever regr
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Come in, examine
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will cook'and heat with kerosene
rT1UE comfortable home this
W will be the one
equipped to use kdrosene.
The kercsenQ to ask for is
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