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THE DURANT WEEKLY NEWS
FRIDAY. FEB. 18. 1t
AGRICULTURAL NEWS NOTES
United States Department of Agriculture
State A. & M. College Extension Service
G. B. Dunlap, Miss Fannie Buie
County Agent. Home Dem. Agt.
HH(rt Nate i The New la dad to
rablUh In tbla department any Itam
mm any aourea, pertaining to farm
work, (arm development and (arm
aaUreat. All that la raqulrad la ac
araey In all atatementa made. It
la our dealra to maka thla depart-
Mat of real Intereet.)
KLAIIOMVM I.KADIM; COIINTIKS
Osage Is the largest. Area 1,457,210
IeFlore county haH the largest
amber of farms.
Cimarron county has the largest per
centage of farms operated by their
Texas county has more acres In farms
aad In cultivation than any other
Caddo leads In corn acreage.
Qarfleld Ik the largest wheat county.
Craig leads In oats.
Bryan lends the state In cotton
Beckham In kaflrn.
Oarvln In broom corn
Kay In alfalfa.
Craig In prairie hay acreage.
Kills county leads In other tame hays.
Beaver in barley.
Woodward In rye.
Pottawatomie In peanuts.
Muskogee in potatoes.
Caddo has the largest number of
Sickens on farms of any county In
Washita exceeds In turkeys.
JFlore In bees.
Oklahoma county has the most silos.
Qarfleld the most tractora
Caddo exceeds all other counties In
lie number of horses.
Bryan leads In mules
sage In cattle other than milk
Caddo In milk cows.
EFlore In hogs.
Caddo county is the biggest livestock
county In the Mate, tuking all livestock
Garfield is the leading county In
ore bred livestock, and probably ex
ceeds any county in the United States.
Logan county produces mure fruit
fior commercial purposes lliun any other
aunty In the state.
Grady lends in watermelon produc
tion. McCurtpIn county showed it larger
ventage of Inriease In population
form 1910 to )!:n than any other
HlKKMat Data Acreage
A careful estimate reveals thai the
acreage plumed and to he planted tu
ata In this roomy this .tear Ih much
larger than In nnv former year anil
fully one-thlnl larger than last year.
tore than th.it, then- is a dealer
amount of land pit-paled fur crops
than ut this season In former years.
which Indliates that our funnel s are
earnestly koIiii: about the business of
snaking up for the profits they didn't
make last year on tlcelr t nips
More timid I'nnii 'Hum liter
Every few weeks finds some other
Bryan county f.irmei KetlitiK rid of
Ms scrub cows and itfttiim thorough
bred stock in stead, and tin- il.tv Is
almost heie when the itnnil iii is the
rule Instead of tin- i-xce pilnu The
favorite luei-ds of milk stock here ale
Jerseys nml llolsielui., I.oth of ulilch
aroulrlt'lit. Ilttiei-ii'ine I as show n that
a good cow will Klo Ihiee or four
times UB mill Ii milk as .1 mi lib anil
give It fur a homer t'lloil of time,
but doesn't eat 1111 nnue than a scrub,
and oftlmcs less
Secret Of liaising llo
One of the finest eiOliieil hut, 1. Us
ing plantH In nklahoui.i Is loratcil on
the E. C. Terrel farm, oierated t II.
Wlsley. Just south of ,llian. Kvcry
convenience ImsKlnuble for the proper
are of hot" Is theie. Their plan Is to
British the hints clean, dry places in
la his habits ami oul.v wallows In
which to llc. mill feed them clean
food. The lire r.ilsliiK thniotiKhhrcd
Mg-bone IHirnc .Ioim'vh and have al
ready sold iiulte .1 iiiunlier of fine
Kilts and boars for breeding purposes.
They say that ,t hog in naturally clean
filth because he has to There experi
ence Is that the same amount of feed
will make twice as big u thorough
bred hog as a scrub.
Patten Hogs Oa Alfalfa
On the huge Smith-Lee twenty-five
hundred acre ranch southeast of Wade,
which Is in charge of Prultt Lee. they
hate clean dry barns for their hogs
and raise good stock. They have a
pretty big patch of alfalfa, upon which
they fatten tots of hogs every summer.
The alfalfa makes a fine slaughter
animal without any grain feeding and
does It u lot cheaper.
Nays !ow la Time Ta Bay Hogs
It. A. Lle, of C'hlckasha, Oklahoma,
who is one of the southwest's largest
and oldcBt pure-bred hog raisers, and
who Is In the Duroc-Jersey business,
is given lots of space In the Ft. Worth
Live Stock Reporter for February 8th,
and Is advertising the folks who want
pure-bred hogs to buy them right now,
as they will never be sheaper In his
opinion, but will be much higher soon.
tie sas the demand for good rogs
Is incteaslng rapidly.
Plenty of Hala Here.
According to U. S. Weather Buretu
reports, Bryan county's lowest annual
rainfall In a ten year period has been
twenty Inches, the highest fifty-three
Inches, und the acreage 40 inches.
We cannot lay our crop troubles down
to luck of moisture. Compare with
out average some other countries'
average for the same period, Cimmaron.
17 Inches, Texas, 18 Inches, Heaver. 20
Inches, Woodward 2,1 inches. Itogers
Mills, 26, Custer 27, Ueckh.im 25. Wash
ita 23, Kiowa 29
Hurly Hog Pasture
John Fields, editor of the Oklaho
ma Farmer, says In answering a query
that outs and rape make the hest
early hog pasture for Oklahomi He
advises sowing I Vi bushels of ots and
five pounds of Dwarf rape seed to the
mre, in Februar.
Mnklng Living First
Here are trot last v-o.ir'd rirmim,
operations of W, c. Martin of Stephens
county, as recorded liv the nklihnm.
I'nlon Farmer from Mr. Martin s
2II ucrts torn. SOU bushel in ,.rua
tottoii. I,, bales. M acres k.iflr. three
stacks of feed. I acres ulte.n fill ,..-
lure for tows .mil ctlves and In lnisl.flsl
0 ncres oaf., .put bushels. 5 icrps
nine. In Ions hay: 8 acres lir.,.-nei.rn'
failure: 2 acres cane. L'llG u.ill,,,.a rin..
sirup; Id hens, plenty of eggs ai.d fried
cnicheii and sold SGS.r.u worth; two
briifitl sows and litters. I .Jim pounds of
good meat tml tu Gallons of 1.1nl -...a
sold $12" worth of piss, four cows sup.
plied the family with milk and butter
and milk was given to other families
and sold 170 worth of yearlings; large
garden supplied needed vegetables;
from 1-4 acre onions, made plenty for
the family and sold S30 worth.
llralaage .He Forty Acres
Peter I'rultt who owns a big farm
below L'tlia In saving forty acres of
fine land, that would otherwise be
waste, b.v dinging a drainage ditch
There was a slope on one side of the
land, with a short steep Incline, be
low which was bottom land. At the
foot of the slope were a number of
springs that ran continually and made
a marsh out of the bottom land be
low them. With the aid of Farm Agent
Dunlap they have laid out the lines
for a drainage ditch to vary In depth
from 2 feet to four and one-half feet
j und a half mile long, which will catch
this spring water und carry It off In
to a branch. This will dry up and
redeem the otherwise useless forty
Terrnrlag Twenty Acres
Mrs Potts who has a farm two and
one-half miles east of Albany had
twenty acres that has been practically
ruined by washes, and now has deep
ravines on It. Plans have been figur
ed out for terracing the land to redeem
this twenty acres
Keanetk Klnghorn's Pig Keeord
One of the boys who received a bred
gilt, as furnished by the banks, last
year, was Kenneth Kinghorn. living
a mile and one-half north of Albany.
Kenneth had good lurk with the lit
ter. and paid the bank hack their itwo
choice of the first Utter. He has left
now, the original gilt, with her second
litter of four pigs, and has left three
of her first litter. He killed two of
the first litter for meat. From his
first start of ont gilt, in a year he
has therefore accumulated ten head of
Nhothole Borers Found
Mr. Dividson. whose pface is near
llethel School house on Little Blue has
found two or three peach trees in his
orchard Infested with shothole borers,
a pest that bores countless small holes
in the limbs of the trees The In
fested trees bloomed lust year and
would have fruited had not the frost
killed them This spring they were
dead and full of thousands of small
I ndrrlnkrrs, Hmbalmrr
Phone 59 111 N. Third
Choice I'nrm nnd ( Ity Property
ffnr Miile, Item or Trade, ttoiiimt
tO-r.', lleniocrNl llulltllliK.
Get rid of that pestery old
Eczema by using 444 ITCH
and ECZEMA REMEDY
just the thing; results noti
ceable istantly. Mighty fine
for old sores and itch on
TUELL MEDICINE CO.
Get a box from your druggist
today. Sent to any address
prepaid for 50c
For First Class Repair Ser
vice. Rain or Shine
HAGGARD - DUCKWORTH
Tires and Accessories
Phone 194 424 W. Main
BREG, GARRETT AND CO.
D. L. Stradford, Manager
Our titles are examined here
in Durant, assuring prompt
closing of Loans. Let us
serveyou, if it is Farm Loans
34 West Main Street
j 666 is a prescription for Colds, Fever
I and LaGrippe. It's the most speedy
remedy we know.
Wmr has been declared on the
OX. Electric Shoe Shop
m bow prepared to defend you
m the fight against the profi
teer. Look over the following prices:
an'a Hair-Soles, per pair 1.SS
Wpmen's Half-Soles, per pair fl.00
Children's Half-Soles, per pair
Ma and TSe
Those celebrated Wing-Foot Rubber
Beets for only BOc
TO THE PUBLIC
We have installed an extra linter with
condenser for making lint for quilting pur
poses, and making a price of oc per pound.
Cotton Seed Hulls at $5.00 per ton and
meal at $1.60 per sack.
Our mixed feed "Durco" containing 20
per cent meal and 80 per cent hulls, mixed
by machinery, in 100 lb. bags, a properly
balanced ration, at $1.00 per sack.
DURANT COTTON OIL CO.
holes. The trees were cut down. Farm
AKeiil Dunlap advises us that the only
thlnK to do in sucn a case is 10 cut.
down and remove the trees affected.
Will Kqulp Klnc Una; Itaarn.
(itorue Kurris. who has a fine t00
acre farm on Washita rler. is plan
ning to tstublish there as fine a Iiok
ranch us possible and ko Into the pure
bred Iiok business apeciallxlnt; on Du-roc-Jerees.
He hits cleared up 12S
.tins of bottom lund, which has not
been of any use, and seventy-five arces
of this Is seeding to alfalfa for hog
pasture. The remaining fifty acres of
this bottom will be used for corn and
other hog feed. He will build hog
barns and lots, with modern feeding
apparatus this fall, and will invest
several thousand dollars In the enter
prise. It Is believed that alfalfa will
do well in that bottom.
Home Demonstration Head Here.
Miss Anna Dlehl, of Stillwater, head
of the Home Demonstration Work of
the State was here this week looking;
over the work of Miss Fannie Buie,
local demonstration agent, and the two
of them Inspected the better bread and
poultry clubs at the Normal.
Na Green Bags Here
C. Ii. Oable, a United States Agricul
tural Department entomologist was
here this week scouting around to see
If there were any green bugs In this
section, aad reports that none were
found The Kreen bug Is a sort of
plint louse that gets on winter wheat,
oats and barley when it Is yousg and
Bucks the life out of It. It Is quite
bad In North Texas.
t.Mktaa- Over Dairy Sltaatto
C. W. Radway. Dairy Specials L'J
Hxtentlon Wrk In Oklahom. 1
h.r. the mil wlr l.t.i "M
r - - , .w.ini ek
the situation with a view to ene
aging nairy isrming nere, but decuW
hut rnndltlnns art v..
...... ,v na( .
lrt.t tnr alinh a tt.v ... . ' I
thai when pnplflln nnnitl.l,...- . t
ed for dairy farming.
certain conditions have bJ!
Is section Is admlrablr Jm?
FIRST STATE BANK
tt3 ! THIS BANK?
zxzMg "WTy Not?
DR. A. L. STOUT
rrcTMPaTH 1 I COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK
UolEiUi A III I Capital nOOJOOO Surplus $10,000
I G. A. Mason, Pres't. S. W. Stone, Vice-Prea.
.-. BAKn aVlLUn i W. E. Clark, Cashier.
Phone SSH Dnraat. Okla. I '3
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L. N. Clark, former Federal Stock Inspector for Bry
an County, in charge of stock dipping, has been trans
ferred to McAlester, and the undersigned is now in
charge of the work for Bryan County.
No cattle are permitted to be shipped from Bry
an County without an inspection and the railroads
are so informed, and will not accept for shipment until
same are inspected and approved for shipment by the
undersigned and persons desiring to move cattle from
quarantined places in Bryan county should apply to
the undersigned for inspection and dipping.
T. J. BALL,
Federal Inspector for Bryan County.
Grider Building N. Third A ve. Durant, Okla.
Residence Phone 521
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