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This Big One Is! . richness oi the il where they grow and the fmel ,U. tU ' never permitted to sutler dryness, hut JJ1! re m ,. , plentiful than else hei i For instance, as many as 1,500 quarts oi straw Lerrjcg hav been taken fr(m Seabrook am Hall tin, numbei ol quarts would be i big average crop Isewherc. 1 ," sr berries, which have won i vogue in New Vorki Philadelphia, Boston and other nearb) markets, bring six cents a quart more than the iverag ?!JL iqo, becaute of their sie and juiciness. In lome cai twelve hemes have filled quart box ome wonderful potato crop have been raised b wr Seabi f""- Mr ,1(' nt potatoei is 200 to V)0 bushel I the acre Farmers oi mure or lesi scien tulc tendeu es have boasted when they lucceeded in raising more than 400 bushels on a ipectall) chosen ere; but wiaard of Bridgeton, when he had his crop'dug a specially prepared ai re which had been heavily ! i,r,,iM'rlv sprinkled, found 6XM bushels! Observers and that includes men experienced jj, the i" tato raising art stood astounded when the) saw this j Id. Many were frankly incredulous, and asked: "Mow many nsen did it take to carry thos . li t where they are laying?" Many who haw icen tlie photograph of this world's record-breaking acre hae inquired: MHow much did you pa) to have that picture raked up, Charley?"' But the (o4 bushels of petal ' were actually raised righl there and the photograph is an exact reproduction of the scene. BVT to gel back to the early development of the farm into the proposition it now is: After the successful experiment! of fertilization and irrigation in 1908, the Scabrooks began to make genuine progress. The year 1911 proved to be a wonder. When profits were figured up the father and son discovered that the) were $24,000 ahead of the game Their reactions to this news was quite different Firmly believing that it had been a streak of good fortune which had placed them where the) were, the conservative Arthur Seabrook was for putting ever) cent of th money in the bank right away. The) prob ably would never have another such ear. he thought Farmers didn't make that kind of money. It was un heard of. They'd best put it aside, he argued. Bttl Charley, knowing exactly how and why the (24,000 had been made, would hear of no such thing. The plan to pursue, he continued, was to take every of thai money, except enough for bare living ex penses, snd put it right back into the farm. Buy more fertilizer! rut up more pipe-lines! No; t!i conservative parent couldn't see this at all. There might he something in these new-fangled ideas 1 barley's, but as for him well, he knew the value of money in hand and he wanted his. No arguments Id win him Over, The result was that the son Jit him out, and the elder Mr. Seabrook "retired"' what was considered down Bridgeton way as a rtabie fortune. Knowing that what he had already done on a fairly ale could he duplicated in a large way. young Mr. Seabrook began efforts to make an actuality out of what hal been his dream a great truck-farm, extend ni simost as far as the eve could see. intensively cultivated. bb, oi urse, would require money- and a lot of Jtwwy. Vnd he didn't have a lot. The only thing to ' !' it, He went first to neighboring farm- do with this. They "He never wrote a and he never asked he promises to pay WE 'HB ENOfiSScrSpvsM&sS kS6 jaBflKsf BH mmji a9i r iaH !aB ,n ,u mrel. all within few hour. "(Juality production" as well as quantity, part ol this farmer's system Hut that the 'iiosuf 't'l ""nu tnc townspeople of Bridgeton. IhaL :neni were of th. '"V-K iMrf I - 'Miuuil l Ilia iniuv i ii ;ss cVimi' C,se' haf1 becn responsible for t lrimi.i.i "ey wouldn't lend money for "i bind QhZriJf SSl Many a 1103(1 was shaken be- ' There'll " S am' tMrr was manv a prediction: hood bef,, :u,utl5r sheriff's sale in th is neighbor People j i' na ' Hut some of the w idrr isioued Ah'" he .r"Ytnn ht,lieved in the young farmer, and CMWlfs ol fSlrl tU incorI)()rate the presidents and ioekt of ttocW Mr ,oral banks cach Book moderate in Ha " v to' a COUplc of commission hindlngtlW c rc and phladclphia, who had been c Seabrook produce and who knew its quaiit) and the earnestness and enthusiasm of the young man. So did some of their friends. Aft r working hard all week Seabrook tra eled e v e r Sunday, looking over other farms operated by pro gressive men. and selling t h e m stock w In n t r he could. To some of the du bious ones he K a v e mortgages to insure them against hs on their investment. It was hard work, but on an incorporation of slUHHl. he man aged t- gel the first sO'HMHi with in half a year. His reputation had somewhat to always said of Charley Seabrook: check that wasn't perfectly (). k., for a renewal of a note. VVhen nc pa) s. The Stockholders went into the venture, in the main, on a small scale. Most of them held from live to one hundred shares. A good many more were doubtful of the wisdom of their action. Some, after holding their stock for a short time, sold out. declaring that Charley Seabrook was going into the thing "too big and too fast." Some SOld out when they heard the official "returns" from various acres because they didn't believe Seabrook was telling them the truth. Hut enough retained trust in his miracle-working capabilities to encourage him t.. keep on with his own methods, to keep increasing his land holdings, and to lM.k ahead toward almost unlimited extension in the future. "Make a dollar and put it hack SO as to make more." was tlie Seabrook motto. And so, while the stock really earned 20 per cent, dividends of only ( per cent were paid, and the balance was returned for development purposes. It wasn't long before the young farmer had convinced everyone of the worth of this plan. And it wasn't long, either, before Btock-sellins difficulties had disappeared. The Seabrook Farms ( ompany is nov incorporated for 5hi,imm) which is fully paid in. Half of this is in 7 per cent preferred stock, the r mainder in common. It is interesting to note that the elder Mr. Seabrook. who was o doubtful back in 1911, has since purchased $J().(HH) worth oi stock in the company and is qhc of its tirmet adherents. Year by year "C. lias moved along his progres sive Way. The farm has grown from 70 acres to l.Jno. The number of employes has increased from 20 or 30 to an all-year average of about .H, whose number is al most doubled in the berry-picking and other extremely busy seasons. Year by year more acres have h en "in tensified" by fer- tilier and have had pipe-lines in stalled u p o n them. War by war more prod uce has h e e n I h i p p e d. until nowadays then' are some dealers in w Y rk and Philadelphia who look to the Bridgeton farm to give t h e m their c mipletc supply. And the fruits and vege tables have be D me better known, too, un til there are tin ftisands w h demand it. by name, of their dealers. So it has been a case of "quality produc tion" with Sea brook, as well as "( u a n t i t y production." Some typical transactions in abrook prod ucts mav he interesting. Fot instance, take the single day of November 1 last. There was shipped on that (lav land it was well toward the tail end of the sea son, too) 82 barrels of peppers, 618 hampers t spinach. 4iMl hampers of romaine. 4.555 crates of lettuce. 1,425 hampers of lettuce. When it is considered that there are twentv-four hcoN of lettuce in a ham- i and as many m Crate, and that the other Vegetables run no less." but Considerably more, it mav he seen that this was in. small food shipment. Yet it was not at all an unusual daj During the short rhubaib season, between pril 14 and May 13, 310,950 bunches were shipped N Btra berry season is short, too. In 1919 the puking and World' record acre of potat " s. 'rfM bus1 Is hong produced h intensive cultis ation. bushel i a fair average elsewhere. I WO hundred between June 4 and June 23. 398 Crates bring sent away on Yet the crating were done the harvest was 5. busiest daw Radishes are little things. They don't seetfl like a very significant item of food. But the last gathering on the Seabrook Farms of this tasty veg table was 148, 840 bunches, a dozen radishes to the bunch. This was between January 4 and February 4 last Fifteen or twenty carloads of produce a day is no unusual shipment from the special siding win h adjoins the farm and which was out in ( riht in war times, too) with government approval so that food might he rn shed to the markets. O N K of the most interesting features of the Sea brook Farms hasn't been touched upon at all lu re, i hat is the group of greenhouses, which to the un agricultural visitor is as striking a sight as anything on the whole place. There are six of these great structures, each measuring 300 feet in length am! 60 teet in breadth, thus containing 18.000 square feet or not so very much less than half an acre. They are so large that it's quite a job for a horse-drawn plow to cut up their surfaces. There arc- thousands ol great wide sheets of glass in the walls and roofs, thousands of feet of heating-pipe and of sprinkling-pipe in each one. Kach, indeed, is much larger than the average truck-patch of the suburban dweller, who raises there his table-vegetables for the year. Whefl "C. F." put Up the tirst one at a cost of more than M.tKK). his stockholders looked dubious. That was a lot of money !--and think about hail storm possibilities and only "fancy stuff" was raised under glass, anyway! But the tirst greenhouse worked out successfully, and then "C. F." announced that he was going deeper into the game. MGomg to put up another one?" a shareholder asked. "Fie more!" said Charley. There was a howl from the doubtful ones, especially when the price of each additional greenhouse was far above S10.00X). but he had his way again and DOW those who worried proudly point out the ander-glaSS part of the farms tirst of all. "Big profits!" is the explanation of their satisfac tion. They had not realized just what could be done with the greenhouses; Mr. Seabrook had. In the tirst place, out-of -season Vegetables and fruits are raised there, and they bring top prices. Almost any pricei ' w ill be paid for hothouse tomatoes, straw hi mes, and tlie like. A couple of seasons of that s rt of thing alone was sufficient to pay for the greenhouses. But there's a bigger angle to the under-glass scheme than merely the raising of delicacies for the well-to-do. It's this: by starting, in the greenhouses, tin sprouting of lettuce, cabbages, tomatoes and the like, ami then transplanting them to the ground outside as SOOfl as the Season will permit, the Seabrook Farms have the ad vantage of a week, ten days or even two weeks, over all their competitors in reaching the market, which means thousands of dollars because of the extra-prices offered by those eager for early greens. And there's een more than that to the green houses. Not only do their products reach an early and high-priced market, but they titO reach a Uitr ami high priced market. At a time, for instance, when frosts have nipped Northern acres, and all tin lettuce in that section of the country has been consumed, and the Florida and California variet) has not yet reached the stalls of the green-grocers. C'harle Seabrook "drops in." as he puts it. with a crop grown under glass and scheduled to be harvested just at the moment when lettuce is wanted and isn't to be had from anyone else. He knew what he was doing when he built tin si greenhouses. He will have more before losSf This is only a sketchy outline of what results have been accomplished by one man who determined to make a food-factory out of his farm. "The trouble with farming is that it alw..s h is been regarded as an Occupation, not a business ! Charley Seabrook often de.l.oes. He has made a business oi it. But hi has only begun, he s.ns Within a very few years tin- whole 1,200 acres (and probably many more) will be under intensive cultivation at Bridsjeton, Shipments of hun dreds of ears a da max he looked for. It is difficult to sav just where the limitations of such a food fa tor max he found. In another grii le next arch winrc will he tIH SaVeesJ the S'cahrook amis ami the agricultural theories and practices of its director.