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The Durant Weekly News
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
q STOCK NEWS
TIN DOIHiINO IIOl.l. MKKVIL
JDONT Itl'N INTO TIIK KHOST
.ftd.ises Planting Hie Itoll Karl
"It's the early bird that gets the
wunn" we've nil been pretty well
agreed on that fur a number of years
and it's also the early cotton that
dodges the boll weevil anil boll worm.
but, in dodging the boll weevil,
there's a possibility of His Cotton
"Tops arising loo early so early, in
2act that he'll Ret nipped by the
That's the substance of a statement.'
. jusfc sent out by the Extension Divis-1
Ion of Oklahoma A. and M. College'
relative to spring planting. j
"Early maturing cotton", this
statement says, "does .not neccssari-,
Jy mean n small boll cotton, nor an '
early opening cotton. There are sev
eral big boll varieties of cotton that'
sot on and mature a good crop of I
IroJls early, but on account of their
Jars;e uize they do not open as quick-'
3 as some of the early small boll'
varieties. However, these early big
.bulls are safe from the boll weevil
Jamagi' iuiti' us soon as the bolls
:w the early small varieties.
"In Oklahoma we should not plant;
.imall boll varieties or varieties hav
ing poor staple like Half and Half, '
out use only one of the big boll ma-1
luring varieties having long, strong'
. iml uniform lint. '
"Do not plant, cotton in the winter!
or very early spring, no matter how'
much like summer the weather may
dp. cotton is a not weather plant
and the seed should not be planted
until the ground is thoroughly warm
and all danger of cold weather is
Jiiwt. If you see your neighbor
.planting early and you get the fever
ko bad you can't resist, use some
.-heap seed for this firt planting and
svf your good high priced seed until
"ih ground gets warm enough to
make the seed get initiate quickly and
--rmtv off rapidly. The chances are
thAt a cold spell will ruin that first
very early planting any way. Plant
-as shallow as po.ssible to get the
M'd in moist dirt. Cut your acreage
o;nd increase join acre yield to the
Dig Mill. KcninN
A new leconl for .seven days butter
production for Oklahoma recently wa.s
made at the farm nT lioslwu-k Ar Son.
near Ardmore, by th" " year-old Hoi-
Hteili cow, k-iil. lloiin-lead Art is
Sauie Vale. The ,ov. prodmed a
xtnctly offici'il lest. '' lis pounds of
Junior and 111 pound- of mill. An-
lUier cow in the '.-line held h.i- just
onipleled a record of twenty-one
.pounds of but tor I'imiii ."i'i pounds of
jnilk as a " year-old. while a third
Sow made 1S.7."i p.i'.-mls of butler and
20 pound- of milk. Summing up the
total prodiiilion of th- Unci' iows,
Abvs produceil 1.11 gallon- of milk
;inO Ifci.l!! pounds of butter in seven
Kaids of Italiliit- Clucked
One hundred fanner- 111 a commun
ity northeast of Walter- Killed more
"than 1,001) r.ibbit- in a omerled
tjrkc held there ' recently. Wheal
jlu)d.s in thai district had withstood
ihi- unfa orable -ea.-on -uccessfully
but were, being ravaged by rabbits.
A.s n result of the rabbit drive, their
ravages viitu.illy base been but to
Green Hug's Visitation Depends on
The side-partners of Old Man
Gloom, are almost as active as crop
pests themselves, according to C. K.
Sanborn, etitomoligist at Oklahoma
Agricultural and Mechanical College;
and usualy.. they ride "ahead of the
"Nearly every year," Sanborn says
"some 'crop killer' appears before a
yield is known and .starts some kind
of a report to the effect that certain
crop insects or diseases are prevalent
to the extent that the yield will be
materially lessened. The market
price even may he effected by such
reports, whether the latter are relia
ble or not.
"To be true, it is about time for
some one to over-estimate the pre
valence of the green bug. It is pres
sent nt Ix'la. Loyal. El Itenn. Oktaha,
Mulhull and Grainola. I know this
because of grim pics received from
these places. It may be that a gen
eral infestation may occur this year
but it is yet too early in the season
to make a satisfactory conclusion.
"When Oklahoma has a severe in
festation it is generally because one
exists in northern Texas. Our dam
age is not generally caused by forms
of the green hug which develop here
but rather from forms which are
wafted here from the south early in
the spring. When conditions are
right for a severe infestation it may
occur clear across the State in a
remnrknbly short time. Fields that
are not infested nt this time can not
be guaranteed to be free of infesta
tion within a few weeks.
"The present weather conditions
are in favor of green bug develop
ment. Much depends upon the
weather and no 'one can predict the
future weather to a good advantage.
If we have a cool, late spring wc are
likely to suffer from the effects of
the green bug. If the weather turns
off mild ami continues warm we
should not expect the green bug to
do seriou- general damage."
Slate Crop Notes
For the third consecutive week
moisture conditions have been im
proved over the State. The rains
of the pa-t week general; the heav
iest piecipitatioii being recorded in
the Noith Central and Northwestern
counties Figures available at noon
Friday .showed that Muskogee had .11
of an' inch of rain, Alt us .'J." and at
Wichita, Kansas .t!4 of an inch fell.
It is e-timated that on March 1,
ri.l.l'j.oou bushels nf wheat or HI 'per
cent remained on farms from last
jear.s crop, compared with -'! per
lent or rj.CSS.OOU bushels on the
aim- date one year ago and 15 per
cent or li.H0S.OlM bushels two years
ago. I'lie ten year a erase shows
that 10 per cent of the crop is us
ually in the hand- of the farmer on
March 1st. During the turrent sea
son I'm per cent of the wheat was
.-hipped out of the county where
gmwii. compared with 01 per cent in
l'.ijl and TO per ient in 1020. The
ten year averene is 0.1 per cent.
The pel ventage of corn held on
QUICK MONEY TO LOAN
11RYA.N COUNTY FARMS
FRANK H. WHITE
Beautify Your Home
PLANT FLOWERS AND TREES
If you wish information re
garding proper landscaping
and our representative will
call and assist.
A few trees and shrub will
add new life to your home.
Durant Nursery Co.
J. T. FOOTE, Manager
Phone 282-J. Durant, Okla.
fai in- on .March 1 of this year was
'!; per tent. This figure is not as
high as that reported for this time
last year, but considerably above the
average for the past ten years. The
percentage shipped out of the coun
ties were grown averaged 14 per cent
whuh is "1 points lower than the aver
age of 1H121, but equal to the ten
year average. The quality of last
year's crop was better than the av
erage for the state and the per cent
merchantable while not as high as
in the preceeind year, was 17 points
above the ten year axeragc.
Okluhomu raised .15.300,000 bushels
of oats in 1021; of this amount 34
per cent or 12.002,000 bushels re
mained in the hands of the farmer
on March 1. While the production
of oats last season was the lowest of
the past three years, still with the
exception of 1815, the production was
larger than any year prior to 1020.
Department Agriculture Bulletin.
Value of Feeding Shown
The value of nroncr feed and care
of livestock was conclusively demon
strated at u recent sale conducted on
tin. fnrm of H. Mcndcnhnll. a breeder
of Holstein dairy cattle and Poland
China hogs, near rurcell.
At the Mendenhall sale, a neighbor
who was bieeiliiiL' the same kind of
cattle and the same kind of hog-, put
some of his stutl in lor auction.
MendenhalPs stock had been will fed
and cared for; the neighbor's stuff
had been neglected. McndenhiiH's
cows sold for an average above S110
a head, while the neighbor's cows
"ivi.nt lwiriririL'" nt i?50. The differ
ence ill price offered for hog- was
almost as great, Cromwell say-1.
Doesn't Depend On One
The following from the Board of
Agriculture's letter is interesting:
A very interesting letter was re
ceived by this office from a farmer
in Pushmataha county during the
past week. This fanner stated that
he had 320 acres of land, that he did
not raise cotton, but specialized in
corn, .sweet and Irish potatoes and
particularly in chickens. His smoke
house was full of ment; he did not
depend on any one crop; had money
in the bank in both his and his wife's
name and claimed that the income
from his poultry compared favorably
with the receipts of an average oil
well. Tiie grocery gill was an un
known item in his yearly affair.
From the low prices of the s-eason
wheat is up 30 to 41 cents and com
17 to 20 cents. Hogs have advanced
.-J3.S0, lambs $7.45, cattle $1.50 from
the season's low levels. These
strengthening markets for farm pro
ducts not only increase the buying
power of farmers, but are evidence
of the world's growing confidence
in a more general stability of prices.
Tenants Farm .17 Per Cent
The average farmed by tenants in
creased 20 per cent for the 10 years
ending in 1020, as compared with an
increase of only 11 per cent for the
decade, ending in 1020. These figures
J of the Department of Agriculture
show tenant farming is rapidly in
creasing in the United States. The
acreage of rented lands is now 37 per
cent of the total amount of farm land
and 42 per cent of the improved
fnrm land and equals the combined
area of Texas Illinois, Iowa. Arkan
sas. Michigan. Wisconsin nnd Flor
ida. Exporting Lots of Corn
Com has risen in price in the big
markets, from 17 to 20 cents since
the low point was reached in Novem
ber. Exports of corn from this
country' continue large. They were
4.887,000 bushels a recent week, com
pared with 4,005,000, the proceeding
week nnd 1,470,000 n year ago. The
total since July 1. last is about 92
million bushels, compared with 14 Vi
million bushels for the same months
Frost Helped Oats
Iast week, opinion seemed to be di
vided among farmers as to the effect
the big freeze had had on the young
oat crop, many folks believing it
had hilled them and others believ
ing it had helped. It seems- that la
ter events have about proved that
the freeze was a blessing in disguise,
for the belief seems to be common
that it killed many green bugs and
probably saved the crop. To say the
least of it, the green bug's food sup
ply was killed, and those animals
are short lived when their food is
taken away from them, experts say.
$5,000 Worth Of Hogs
From another comer of the coun
ty conies reports of big hog sales,
showing that as far as Bryan coun
ty extends hogs are raised in paying
numbers. Geo. Petty, of Bennington
reports that last week he paid $5,000
for hogs brought in by farmers. Ho
shipped most of these hogs to mar
ket, getting good prices.
UUKANT LODGE No. 4 A.F.&A.M.
, Stated communications on Thura
1 day night after the full Moon of each
month. Visitors welcome.
G. B. DUNLAP, W. M.
J. C. SCOTT. Sec'y.
If you can't bm
210 W- Halo
DURANT CHAPTER No. 28, R. A. M.
Regular meeting! on Friday night
before the full Moon of each month
JOHN W. HERNDON, H. V.
J. C. SCOTT, Sec'y.
DURANT COMMANDRY No. 81 K.7 .
Regular conclave, second and
fourth Tue:daye of each month. Vis
J. B. HICKMAN, E. C.
J. C. SCOTT, Recorder
DURANT CHAPTER No. 17 O. R. 8.
Regular meetings on Saturday
light on or before the full Moon ot
each month. Visitor welcome.
MRS. M. ORAY, W. M.
MRS. V. If. COLE, Sec'y
Orchard Demonstration j
Demonstrations in fruit tree prun
ing were given here and at Secly
uetioul north of town last week by J.
A. Farquharson, Statu Orchardist of
Guthrie, both of which were well at
tended by folks interested in growing
fruit. S. I). Hawkins who lives
southeast of Bennington, took a day
off and came up for the demonstra
tions. He has an old seven-acre
Terraced .10 Acres Of I.and
Thlrtv acres of land owned by Lee
1 jinn nt Kenlv. which had begun to
be pretty badly washed, was terraced
last week, Farm Agent uumap am
ing in planning the work.
Cotton Growers Meeting
r.. i. Rfonlv. Kpcretnrv of the Ok
lahoma Cotton Growers Association
expects to hold a meeting here Thurs
day of this week to interest more
rnttnn n-rnwpra in the nlan of cooper
atively marketing their crop through
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It is a canopy for the home; a reserve In time of need.
This bank offers excellent facilities for taking care of
personal bank accounts.
How about it?
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VOTED SCHOOL BONDS
The. $15,000.00 bonds for school
inniprovemcnti, successfully car
ried Inst Snturdnv when the voters
made known their desires in no un
certain terms. The results showed
n return for more than 5 to 1 for the
issue, and would have doubtless been
unanimous had the school board had
another week in which to further
explain the dire needs of the school.
The outcome will assure Woodville of
! ti-!etlv first class ratine: in high
school and equipment for the coming
year. Kingston Messenger.
In undertaking to capture two
bandits near Monroe, Ark.. Saturday
two deputy sheriffs, James Byals and
and Jack Camp were shot and killed.
A third was wounded.
ARKANSAS CLAIMS I
xuu omie 01 Arkansas hi
the list of claimants to the 1
llAtratvitnnn il.. fli. . I
u,uuiuu nie oiate of o
and Texas and nrivnu .
Arkansas, under a motion
mission to intervene in th.
filed by Attorney General I'ti
asserted its title tn . i.
of the State of Texns. n
The State declares tUt u .
tied under the boundaries Uial
in iitv taiv ui uuiiiissinn tn Ci .1
not only to the bed of the Rejj
uui uisu iu uiai, pan 01 the I
Texas lying Detwcen the
boundary ana the 100th
latitude and north of the
CARD OF THANKS
wc wian to extend our j
nnd sincere thanks to thnt. I
so kind and thoughtful fm4
sickness, death and funeral i
beloved son and husband, n,
Loftis. May Gods richest blq
rest upon each of you is outi
Mrs. Eva Loftis.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ci
Mr. and Mrs, B. F,(
1 In Plumbing work and
I Fixture we maintain the
1 highest standard--at low-
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