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News of Interest to North Carolina Farmers
,v. • ■ i —, 1,1
- 4-H YOUTHS WILL
MEET JULY 22-26
Full Schedule Arranged For
Annual Short Course At
N. C. State
The campus of North Carolina
State College at Raleigh, will echo
to the songs, yells and conversa
tion of some 1,200 rural boys and
girls during the week of July 22-26.
The occasson will be the annual
State 4-H Short Course. L. R. Har
rill and Miss Frances MacGregor,
directors of the event, have ar
ranged a full schedule of enter
tainment and enlightenment.
The theme will be 'For a Fuller
Development of the 4-H’s—Head.
Heart, Hands, Health.
Among the speakers the young
people will hear are: Governor
Clyde R. Hoey; Dr. Clarence Poe,
editor of the Progressive Farmer;
Dr. W. C. Jackson, dean of admin
istration of the Woman’s College
of the University of North Carolina,
Greensboro; and Salom Rizk, a
foreing-born American citizen who
will bring a message of inspira
t i on.
Registration for the Short Course
will begin at 10 o’clock Monday
morning, July 22. Upon payment
of a $5.50 fee, the club member
will receive lodging in a college
dormitory and meals in the college
cafeteria throughout the week.
Margaret Ellis of Durham Coun
ty president of the State 4-H fed
eration will preside at an informal
“Get-Acquainted Party’ 'in Riddick
Stadium Monday evening. Eugene
Berryhill of Mecklenburg County,
vice-president, will introduce the
county delegations. Other State of
ficers are: Charles Cone of Nash;
County, secretary; and Virginia:
Powell of Johnston County, his- j
torian. Col. John W. Harrelson, I
administrative dean of State Col-1
lege, will welcome the boys and j
girls at the 'Get-acquainted Party.
Dr. Jackson will be the princi-j
pal speaker at the first morning as-1
sembly period, Tuesday. He will j
talk on ‘The Need for Clearer |
Thinking,” and following his ad-1
dress a panel discussion of the
subject will be led by Dr. Eujene
Merritt, senior Extension econo
mist of the U. S, Department of
Agriculture, Washington. Dr. Mer
ritt will remain throughout the
week and lead similar discussions
following each major speech.
The 4-H Dairy Production and
Foods Demonstrations, leading to
the selection of State winners to
compete in the National contest at
the National Dairy Show later in
the year, will begin Tuesday af
ternoon. John A. Arey, Extension
dairy specialist, will have charge
of the production demonstrations,
and Miss Mary E. Thomas and
: Miss Sallie Brooks, Extension nu
tritionists, will direct, the foods de
monstrations. A third team demon
stration contest, that of judging
dairy cattle, will begin Thursday
afternoon, with Prof. F. M. Haig
in charge.
vii ruesuay evening d icnca m
dramatic skits by county groups
will be held in the Stadium. These
will follow the first of the Vesper
Services which will continue
throughout the week under the di
rection of the Rev. Boyce Brooks,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
of Rowland and a former president
of the State 4-H Council.
On Wednesday morning Dr. Foe
will talk on “The Need for Skilled
Workmen.” The Wednesday even
ing session will be featured by a
dress review showing appropriate
clothing for 4-H boys and girls.
It is being arranged by Miss Willie
N. Hunte- and Miss Julia Mclver,
Extension clothing specialists, and
they will have present Miss Jane
Alden, stylist of Chicago, 111., and
a formei Iowa 4-II Club girl.
Known As “The Syrian Yankee”
Salom Rizk, known as ‘the Sy
rian Yanke,” will speak Thurs
day morning on ‘The Americani
zation of an American.” Following
his talk a Citizenship Ceremonial
will ti conducted under the su
pervision of Mrs. Rosalind A Red
fearn, home demonstration agent
in Anson County.
The Thurday evening program
will be a Health Festival, at which
time the State 4-H king and queen
of health will be crowned. George
McColl, assistant fax x agent in
Catawba County, will have charge
of this ev- nt.
Governor Hoey. will address the
4-H Clubbers at their final morn
ing assembly on Friday, using as
his topic ‘The Place of Farm
Youth in the Development of a
Greater State.*’ A candle lighting
ceremony and the installation of
new officers will conclude the
Short Course Friday evening.
Throughout the week classes of
instruction will be offered to train
the delegates in 4-H leadership as
they return to their home clubs.
Among the subjects to be taught
are: Song leadership, news writ
ing, parliamentary procedure, tra
vel through books, games for club
meetings, courtesies in letter writ
ing, health for better living, room
improvement for both boys and
girls, flower arrangement, foods for
boys and girls, flower arrangement
. foods for fun, clothing, food con
servation, block printing, poultry,
dairying and dairy products for
home use, home beautification, ag
ricultural engineering, forestry, an
imal husbandry, and field crops.
H. B. James, Extension farm
management specialist, will have
charge of tours of the campus and
, Capital City which will be con
i'
ducted Thurdsay and Friday af
ternoons.
Greetings will be extended to the
young people at various times dur
ing the week by John W. Goodman
and Dr. Jane McKimmon, assist
ant directors of Extension, and
Miss Ruth Current, State home de
monstration agent. 2
Farm Leader
One of the outstanding agricul
tural leaders who will speak at Farm
and Home week at N. C. State col
lege July 29-August 2 is L. R. Neel,
above. Mr. Neel is associate editor
of the Southern Agriculturist, out
standing publication, and superin
tendent of the Middle Tennessee Ex
periment station near Columbia.
Tenn. Mr. Neel will discuss "What
Legumes Mean to North Carolina”
on an agronomy program arranged
for Thursday morning. August 1, by
E. C. Blair, Extension agronomist.
4,Ul!010 All t NO
PIEDMONT OUTING
Annual Test Farm Field Day
Will Be Staged Near States
ville Thursday
RALEIGH. July 15— <J>) —More
than 4,000 farmers, their wives and
friends are expected to attend the
35th annual field day at the Pied
mont test farm near Statesville on
Thursday. Commissioner of Agricul
ture W Kerr Scott said today.
Speaker for the day will include:
Harry B- Caldwell of Greensboro,
master of the State Grange; Odus
M. Mull of Shelby, industrialist and
legislator; Mrs. Rosalind Redfeam
of Wadesboro, Anson county home
agent; and Dr. I. E. Miles, director
of the soil testing division of the
North Carolina Department of Agri
culture.
D. S. Coltrane, assistant to the
commissioner of agriculture, will
serve as chairman for the occasion.
Tours of the farm will be in charge
of J. Wade* Hendricks, assistant
director in charge of the test farm.
A woman's program will be pre
sented in the afternoon with Miss
Ann Tucker of Statesville, Iredell
county home agent, as chairman. A
demonstration in mattress making
will F»p frivp
A. R. Morrow, Iredell county
agent; J, W. Pou and Dave Redfearn
assistant county agents, will have
charge of a program of contests to
be staged in the afternoon.
Specialists of the North Carolina
experiment station, LT. S. and N. C.
Departments of Agriculture and
State College Extension service will
explain the research progress made
at the test farm and assist in con
ducting tours.
Sheep, mule and swine judging
contests will be conducted under the
supervision of State college special
ists.
FEED COSTS HIGHER
Apparently, says C. F. Parrish,
poultryman of the State College Ex
tension service, poultry feed costs
will probably continue higher dur
ing the next few months than they
were a year ago.
FARM POPULATION
INCREASE NOTED
Agriculture Department Esti
mates It At 32,245,00 On
January 1
WASHINGTON, July 14— (JP) —
The American farm population on
January 1 was estimated by the
Agriculture department today at 32,
245,000, the largest in 24 years.
The estimate was 186,000 more
than a year ago and represented an
increase of 2,076,000 for the decade,
14)30-39. The highest farm popula
tion figure ever reported was 32,
530.000 in 1916.
The increase during the 1'930’s fol
lowed a decrease of 1,445,000 during
the 1920’s and a net loss of 463,000
between 1910 and 1920.
The department said farms lost
2.179.000 persons through migration
during the l930’s, but that an excess
of rural births over deaths fnore
than offset losses through move
ment to urban areas. Births were
reprted at 7,361.000 and deaths at
3.313.000 during the past decade.
A lack of opportunity in cities
may add 2.000,000 more persons to
the rural population by 1950, the
donnrtmpnt. said.
“An increase in farm population
at this time means growing pressure
of population on natural resources,
especially in the poore- agricultural
areas,” one department said. “Tech
nological changes in agriculture
have kept pace with those in indus
try, and the labor requirements for
agricultural production have been
decreased.”
The department said that normal
requirements in farm production for
both domestic and foreign outlets
now can be met with approximately
1,600,000 fewer workers on farms
than in 1929—which, with their de
pendents, means 3,500,000 fewer per
sons. Farm employment was said
to have decreased more than 300,000
between 1930 and 1940.
Largest increases in farm popula
tion during the past 10 years were
in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama
and Mississippi. The South Atlantic
states, from Maryland and Delaware
to Florida, showed the next largest
gain. Areas most severely affected
by droughts of 1934 and 1936 report
ed increases before 1935 and de
creases thereafter.
LIVESTOCK INCOME
CLIMBS IN STATE
Farmers Receive More Money
During 1939 Than In Any
Year Except 1937
RALEIGH, July 14.—Farmers of
North Carolina received more mon
ey for livestock and livestock pro
ducts in 1933 than in any year on
record with the exception of 1937,
it was announced today by Ju
lian E. Mann, Extension studies
economist of N. C. State college.
Receipts from dairy products led
the livestock advance, with an in
crease of $47,000 in 1939 over
1938.
Mann also reported that the val
ue of crops and livestock sold and
used in farm homes, plus Govern
ment payments, was $2,351,000 lar
ger in North Carolina in 1939 over
1938. Cash receipts increased $4,
722,000 in 1939 over 1938. The gains
were divided as follows: $870,000
more from crops, $484,000 more
from livestock, and $3,368,000 more
from Government payments.
Income from all types of live
stock except hogs showed increases
the economist announced. Com
pared with 1938, farmers in 1939
received $424,000 more cattle and
calves, $351,000 more chickens and
eggs, $74,000 more from turkeys
and $10,000 more from sheep and
wool.
Although 4 per cent more hogs
were produced in 1939 than in 1938,
cash receipts were 8 per cent less
due to a decline in average pri
ces from $8.00 per 100 pounds in
1938 to $6.80 per cwt. in 1939.
T obaccoProducersU rged
To O. K. Three Year Plan
RALEIGH, July 14 — Dean I. O.
Schaub of State college said here to
day that North Carolina farmers
will be voting on a possible differ
ence of $14,000,000 in cash income
this year when they decide between
three-year and one-year quotas in
the flue-cured tobacco referendum
on July 20.
"If three-year quotas are appro
ved,” he pointed out, "the federal
government has promised to pro
tect this year’s market at a price
level equal to or slightly above the
14.9 cents per pound which tobacco
brought last year. If only one-year
quotas are approved, the govern
ment’s support will be insufficient
to hold prices to the 1939 level.
"Therefore,” Dr. Schaub continued
“with an indicated crop of 465 mil
lion pounds of flue-cured tobacco in
North Carolina this year, a three
cent difference in prices would
mean 14 million dollars in income to
the state.”
The State college leader said that
every major administrative, agri
culture, and business leader and or
ganization in North Carolina has ap
proved , tlie three-year marketing
quota program “in this great emer
gency.” He pointed out that the
North Carolina Merchants associa
tion unanimously adopted a resolu
tion favoring the three-year quota
program at its annual meeting in
Elizabeth City this week.
“This possible loss of 14 million
dollars if growers approve only the
one-year plan will vitally affect not
only agriculture, but business and
professional interests as well,” Dr.
Schaub declared. "It is for this rea
son that merchants, doctors, lawyers
and the like should feel a respon
sibility in getting out and explain
ing the tobacco situation to every
tobacco grower in the state.
NorthemMarketsDoNot
W antGreenCantaloupes
Milk Sales Increase
At New Shelby Station
SHELBY, July 14—Milk sales
to the newly-opened receiving
station here are gaining daily,
reports J. S. Wilkins, farm
agent of the State College Ex
tension service in Cleveland
county.
On opening day, June 16,
farmers brought in 13,300
pounds. Now, less than a
month later, sales have jump
ed to approximately 16,400
pounds.
A large number of farmers
have asked for detailed informa
tion on feeding their animals
for economical milk production
so as to make as much profit as
possible from their milk sales.
DISTRICT HEALTH
CHAMPS SELECTED
RALEIGH, July 14—Eight of the
U'.n district 4-H health champions
who will compete for the state crown
at the annual 4-H Short Course to
be held July 22-26 at N. C. State
college, already have been chosen,
Miss Frances MacGregor, assistant
State 4-H club leader, announced
today. The other two—the western
district king and queen — will be
selected this week.
The district 4-H kings and queens
of health already pickeu are as fol
lows: Southeastern district, Archie
White of Craven county and Irma
Jarvis of Carteret county: North
eastern district, Stewart Glover of
Wilson county and Sara Elliott of
Hertford county; Northwestern dis
trict, Vernon Duncan of Chatham
county and Ruth Hoyle of Vance
county; and Southwestern district,
J. W. Knight of Davie county and
Mary Frances Grier of Mecklenburg
county.
The State 4-H king and queen of
health will be selected in a contest
to be conducted under the supervi
sion of Miss Mary E. Thomas, exten
sion nutritionist, and Miss Sallie
Brooks, assistant nutritionist of
State college. Dr. A. C. Campbell,
State college physician, will have
charge of the examinations.
The winners will be crowned at a
4-H Health Festival to be held in
Riddick Stadium on the college cam
pus the evening of Thursday, July
25. George McColl, assistant farm
agent in Catawba county, is in
charge of plans for the festival,
which will be participated in by the
health kings and queens of 50 to 60
counties.
Last year’s state king and queen
of health w'ere Adam Guy Deck of
Gaston county and Opal Thornton
Kington of Stokes county.
Warning Against Shipping
Melons That Are Not Ripe
Issued By Cardwell
GUY A. CARDWELL
General Agricultural Agent
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Company
Another cantaloupe season is
here and again I call attention to
the fact that buyers and consum
ers do not want green canta
loupes and if sold green canta
loupes they do not usually come
back for more.
The fine flavor of this healthful
melon, a source of vitamins A, B,
and C, is eagerly anticipated by
thousands of gourmets, who wel
come the fruit with open mouths.
Imagine the disappointment oi
these epicures if the melon has
been picked green and ripened en
route and comes to the tables flat
and flavorless.
There are different ways of se
lecting this fruit for ripeness, but
only one way for flavor. Ripening
on healthy vines is the secret of
well-flavored melons.
The best test for detecting a vine
ripened cantaloupe is to examine
the stem scar. If the scar is smooth
clean and cupliker it means that
the melon was picked at “fullslip”
or when ripe enough for the fruit
to separate easily from fhe stem.
A melon picked at “halfslip” or
at a less ripe stage, will have some
of the stem still adhering. If there
is a little secretion of sugar around
the stem scar, it is a pretty good
indication that the melon is sweet.
Growers and shippers of canta
loupes in western producing areas
have realized that a decreased de
mand is the penalty which prompt
ly follows the shipment of melons
picked green and melons of poor
quality. Today by improved meth
ods these western producers are
aggressively attacking the problem
of getting vine ripened melons
to consumers a long distance from
growing centers.
rvmci ltciiid cue actustoxiieu tu
buying many varieties of musk
melons under the trade name “Can
taloupe.” In reality the cantaloupe
is a variety of muskmelon com
mon in Italy but not commonly
grown in this country. Cantaloupe
seeds, imported from Armenia,
were first cultivated in western
Europe in the vicinity of the Castle
of Cantalupe, in Italy. We have
borrowed the name and u$e it as
a blanket for many different vari
eties of muskmelons.
The Netted Gem group, devel
oped for the most part at Rocky
Ford, Colorado, is grown exten
sively for the commercial market.
Hale’s Best and Perfecto varieties
are popular with large growers be
cause of their excellent shipping
qualities.
Little time as possible must be
lost in grading and packing melons
for market. They should, if pos
sible, be hauled directly from the
field to the packing shed and
promptly graded, packed, and load
ed in cars. The important thing is
to protect the melons from the sun
when once picked and to get them
packed for market as quickly as
possible. 2
TIMEPIECES, TOO, ARE
VICTIMS OF SUMMER
NEW YORK (#)—D o e s your
watch have summer complaint?
Does it stop often or give a tor
tured whir and then fold up?
Henry B. Fried of the Horologi
cal Society of New York, Inc., an
organization of watchmakers,
knows about that.
He blames the whole difficulty
bn the mainspring. It may bind
because of sudden changes in
temperature.
“Also,” he says, “electrical
storms seem to exert a phenom
enal influence on the sulphur spots
in high-grade carbon steels.”
Summertime tips for healtheir
watches:
Don’t wear your watch at the
beach.
If it should get wet, soak it in
benzine or light lubricating oil.
Wind it only one a day, prefer
ably in the morning.
Don’t try to regulate it yourself.
L
FARM INCOME SET
AT $975,840,000
Total For Four-Year Period,
Including U. S. Payments,
Reported By Mann
BY GENE KNIGHT
Assistant Extension Editor,
N. C. State College
RALEIGH, July 14.—UR—North
Carolina’s cash farm income, in
cluding government payments, to
taled $975,840,000 in the four-year
period betwen January 1, 1936 and
December 31, 1939, Julian Mann,
extension studies economist of N.
C. State college, revealed today.
Using totals just released by the
U. S. bureau, of agricultural eco
nomics, Mann said the highest in
come year was 1937 when growers
pocketed $275,730,000. Lowest year
was 1936 when cash income
amounted to $227,202,000. Without
government payments to boost the
total, 1939 would have been record
ed as the lowest year.
Livestock income maintained a
fairly even pace through the four
year period, totaling $32,409,000 in
1936, $39,47,000 in 1937, $38,028,000
in 1938, and $34,946,000 in 1939.
With the exception of 1937 when
Tar Heel growers produced the
second largest flue-cured tobacco
crop on record, crop income did
not vary a great deal. In 1936, in
come was $190,491,000; in 1937,
$224,036,000; in 1938, $181,297,000;
and in 1939, $182,167,000.
Government payments to farm
ers reached their highest point last
year when federal checks amount
ing to $19,892,000 went to boost the
general income. In 1936, payments
amounted to $4,302,000. Then the
next year, 1937, they jumped to
$12,217,000 as more farmers coop
erated in the government program.
By 1938, they had advanced to $16,
524.000, followed by the 1939 rec
ord total.
Tobacco, North Carolina’s No. 1
cash crop, accounted for more than
half of the cash income during the
four years, reaching its highest
point in 1937 when the crop brought
$154,000,000.
Excluding government pay
ments, farmers’ cash income ; in
1936 was $22,900,000, and in 193? it
jumped to the high point of $263,
513.000. In 1938, it dropped back to
$219,379,000 and in 1939 to $217,13,
000.
The greatest income producing
month was October, 1937, when
farm products brought $7,790,000.
This was during the height of the
, tobacco season. 1
SULPHUR DUSTING
AID TO PEANUTS
Has Increased Value Of Crop
An Average Of $15.30 Per
Acre In Tests
RALEIGH, July 14.—S u 1 p h u r
dusting of peanuts to control leaf
spot, which is beginning in North
Carolina this week, has increased
the value of the crop an average
of $15.30 per acre in demonstra
tions, Howard R. Garriss, Exten
sion plant pathologist of N. C.
State College, said today.
“The Extension program on the
control of leafspot of peanuts in
North Carolina is entering its
fourth year,” Garriss stated.
“During the past three years
grower^ have been so well pleased
with the results obtained from
dusting in experimental plots that
many of them are beginning the
practice of sulphur dusting on a
large scale.”
He anounced that demonstra
tions for 1940 have ben established
in Bertie, Bladen, Carteret, Cho
wan, Edgecombe, Gates, North
ampton, Onslow, Perquimans, Pitt,
Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
“Interested growers in thes coun
tis should contact their farm agent
and learn where the demonstra
tions are located, so they can watch
for the results obtained,” the
specialist said.
In past years most of the demon
strations h~ve been conducted on
the basis of three applications of
sulphur dust per season, the first
being applied on or around July
25. However, a few tests of ear
lier applications proved so success
ful that Garriss is recommending
that four doSes of the sulphur dust
be applied, the first this week and
the other three at two-week inter
i vals.
The increased yield from thre
applications has ben an average
of 459 pounds of nuts per acre,
while the four-application system
has yielded an average of 5 0 9
pounds more nuts than untreated
acres.
PROJECT POPULAR
The project for supplying home
made mattresses to low-income farm
families of North Carolina is prov
ing increasingly popular, says Miss
Ruth Current, State home demon
stration agent.
DEFENSE PROGRAM
Canning an abundance of fruits
and vegetables this summer should
be in the winter defense program of
every farm family, says Mrs. Cor
nelia C. Morris of the State College
Extension service.
Massachusetts abolished the pil
lory in 1839 i
New Leader
When Prof. C. B. Williams was re
tired on July 1 after 34 years as head
of the agronomy department of N,
C. State college, Dr. Gordon K. Mid
dleton (above) was appointed acting
head of the department by Dean I,
O. Schaub. Dr. Middleton is a na
tive of Duplin county and a graduate
of State college in the class of 1917
He saw World war service and re
ceived his M. S. degree from Cornel
university in 1920. For the next sis
years he was an agricultural mis
sionary to China for the Southern
Baptist mission. Upon returning, he
taught vocational agriculture in the
Bladenbroo and Warsaw schools
from 1927 through 1929, when he
joined the State college staff to heir
organize the N. C. Crop Improve
ment association. He received his
doctorate from Cornell in 1930. In
January, 1936, he became Expert
ment station plant breeding agrono
mist, and last November he was ap
pointed acting head of the depart
ment of field crops and plant breed
ing.
Red Spiders Damage
Cotton Crop In Nash
NASHVILLE, July 14—Red spid
ers have done extensive damage tc
the Nash county cotton crop this
season, reports H. E. Alphin, farm
agent of the State College Extension
service.
Barely visible to the naked eye,
the spider causes red spots on the
upper surface of the leaf. The in
fected leaves turn red or rusty and
often the bolls drop off.
Farmers are controlling the insect
by destroying host plants such as
polk and English violet, and by
dusting the infected plants with
finely ground sulphur at the rate
of ten pounds to the acre.
SECRET BALLOT
Voting in the flue-cured tobacco
referendum July 20 will be, as in
regular elections, by secret ballot,
says E. Y. Floyd, Triple-A executive
officer of State college.
Live, caged lions guard the door
way of the tomb of Kalandar La
Shahbaz, Mohammedean saint, at
Sehwan, India.
POi RAISERS’
Bl IN ISSUED
Booklet Is Entitled ‘The 1SI
Of Disinfectants In Poul.
try Production’
RA1KEn\H’ 'Iful5’ 14-~A valuable
new bulletin for poultry raiser!
was announced today by the V.
tension Service of N. C.'State col
lege. It is entitled “The Use of
T linfectr.nts in Poultry Produc.
tion,” and it is availabl for free"
di-ti'.ution to persons who write
to the Agricultural Tc tor at State
college for Extension Circular v„
241.
Prof. Roy S. Dears tyne. head o!
the college poultry department
and H. C. Gauger and R. e!
Greaves of his staff, prepared the
publication.
In discussing the circular, Prof
Dearstyne said: "The growing tern
dency of the North Carolina poul.
t:\yman to increase the number of
birds in his flock has brought about
a situation which necessitates the
judicial choice tnd use of germi
cidal substances in the prevention
and control of poultry diseases and
prrasite infestations.
“It must be borne in mind, how
ever, that germicides or disinlec
tants are not substances to cure
diseases,” he contiued. "These
are specifically used to destroy
germs Viiich, if allowed to live and
propagate, might result in serious
disease outbreaks.”
The circular outlines in detail
tb best chemical disinfectants, al
though it recognizes the fact that
sunlight, burnin-. and boiling as
physical disinfectants are the most
satisfactory when they c a n be
used. It also points out the value
of cleanliness as the most impor
tant factor in the prevention of
disease and parasites i: the poul
try flock.
Methods of disinfecting the poul
try houses and such equipment as
incubators, batteries, ranges and
drinking water are discussed at
length in the new Extension circu
lar.
County farm agents of the Ex
tension Service will be able to sup
ply copies of the publication to
farmers. 1
ALL THE TOWN’S MEN
PORTALBAN, Switzerland W
The village of Portalban, in French
Switzerland, lost every one of its
village fathers on account of war.
All the councillors have been mo
bilized. A local high school boy is
handling the correspondence and
“urrent affairs” during their ab
sence. '
DUG-GONE DOG RESCUE
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. W
Jefferson City police nominate a
friendly rat terrier as the “digging
est dog alive.” He dug so far into
a hole after a rabbit that it took
th police rescue squad three hours
to uncover him. 1
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chemistry of synthetics.
Tobacco Planters In Green Sea Area
Rushed Preparing Weed For Market
BY JOSEPH S. HUFHAM
(Star Correspondent)
DELCO, July 14.—Since our col
umn last week we have visited
plantations in only three counties,
Columbus, Bladen and Horry. Over
in the sandy area around Board
man crops are suffering in many
of the upland fields because there
has been insufficient rain. Nearly
all the sandy cornfields looked
stunned, but the corn growing in
lower fields looked fine.
A few days ago we were talking
with Mayo Lennon, one of the lead
ing farmers of the Boardman rural
section, and he said that an abund
ance of rain was needed on his
and nearby surrounding crops.
Since then there have been heavy
showers in that section and many
of the plants that had taken on a
wilted appearance seemed re
vived.
The Boardman and Evergreen
communities usually have early
crops of ripe watermelons; but
this year eastern Columbus led
that section with earlier ripe mel
i
ons, which, in our opinion, is very
unusual. None of the tobacco fields
we saw in these sections, however,
looked stunned; and many of the
planters over there are curing out
some beautiful tobacco.
In the Gren Sea section of Horry
county we had a chat with J. H.
Hill, who said that all his tobacco
growing neighbours were being
rushed with curing of their weed.
Over in the farming area east of
Bladenboro we talked with Bennett
Ward,, who had just returned from
a fishing trip to Collie’s swamp
beyond White Lake. On a previous
trip he had caught a fine bunch of
pikes, jacks, and one large black
fish. On this trip, however, he
caught nothing, he said.
The crops around his home were
looking fine. In speaking about the
coming control sign-up he was
doubtful about the control system
winning, but did not state definitely
if he were for control.
In coming in touch daily with to
bacco growers we have found
many bitterly opposed to tobacco
control for a three-year period. But
we have also heard many more
speak in favor of it.
H. F. Holloman, of the Hallsboro
section, told us last Thursday that
he had attended a meeting in which
a lecture had been given regarding
the benefits of a three year tobacco
control, and he said that, consider
ing the number of growers of the
community, the attendance to the
meeting was far below par.
In our opinion, however, there
will be pretty nearly a hundred
per cent of the. growers who are
going to vote, either for, or against
control. We make this statement
because nearly every tobacco
grower we have encountered in the
past few weeks has, in course of
the conversation, brought up the
tobacco subject and spoken avidly
either for or against control. Bar
ring unforesen harmful happen
ings, Columbus, Bladen and Horry
are going to have some pretty
weed to sell, however the voting
goes. I
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