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TRK ST. TAMMANT PARMRR
,FiCande OD"T The t. Tammany Farmer $2 .
wib Dcrvber, Help boost the pish.b
D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1920. VOL. 46 N. 16
COVINGTON TO
MEET WITH
HIGHWAY
PEOPLE
Burlington Highway Merg
ed Into Mississippi
Valley Highway.
COVINGTON IS
ON THE ROUTE
Proposition Is One of the
Biggest Things In
Highway Building..
Covington worked hard for recog
nition and was pleased to be placsd
on the line of the B.rlington High
v ay. This road was an important
one to this section and its develop
ment was expected to accomplish
much for us. In the meantime the
possibilities of the road have grown
to such an extent as to make it t ie
greatest highway extending into the
South and its name has been chang
ed to the Mississippi Valley Highway
as more suitable to its objects aa1
purposes and the extent of the terri
tory it will cover. It will be under
the mangaement of the Mississippi
Valley Highway Association and will
bring to the new name the assistance
of many ,prominent men interested
in the venture.
Covington is especially intereste.I
in this highway. It will extend
"from the iron mines of the fa:
north to the sandy shores of the dis
tant south." There will be a me't
ing of citizens to discuss matters rel.
ative to this highway at the court
house to-day (March 6th) at 2 p. m,
All citizens are asked to attend thit
meeting. The ladies are especially
invited.
The Mississippi Valley Highway
has been recognized by the Missis
sippi Valley Highway Association as
the ONE ROUTE that is located In
the proper place. Therefore the As
sociation is asking that each and
every city, town and village ma ch
to double quick time and meet the
present demand for a strong, soli
organization from the North to the
South. Nothing short of a combin
ed organization in each and every
town will serve to take care of the
present demand to complete the
Mississippi Valley Highway and put
all opposition to flight.
Arrange to be present and you
will learn much that will prove of
value in the road building and the
future of your community.
The "Townsend Bill" now before
Congress provides for the expendi
ture of $425,000,000.00 in building
Federal Highways under a Feleral
Highway Commission.
Seven states are now busy bulli
ing their part of this highway.
0
U. S. INCOME TAX EXEMP1T
NOBODY.
Nobody Is exempt from Income Tax
An obligation is laid directly on the
shoulders of each citizen and resident
to consider his own case and to get his
return in on time if one Is due.
With each return showing a tax due
a payment must accompany the return
in the full amount of the tax or at
least one-quarter of the tax.
All returns for 1919 must be filed on
pe before March 15.
Must Show True Figures.
In figuring up his earnings for In
come tax purposes a person must take
Into consideration all items of taxable
income, and each item itself must be
accurate in amount. Guesses and es
tlmates must be avoided, for the re
(Continued on \page 6)
INCOME TAX
IN NUTSHELL
WHO--Single persons who had
net income of $1,000 or more
for the year 1910.
Married .ouples who had net
income of $2,000 or mere.
WHEN-March 15, 1920, Is final
date for filing returns and mak
ing first payments.
WHERE-Collector of internal
Revenue for District in which
the person resid s.
HOW-Full directions o. Form
1040A and Form 1040; also the
law and regulattons.
WHAT-Four per cent normal
tax on taxable income up to
$4,000 in excess of ,exemptlon.
Eighr per cent normal tax on
balance of taxable income. Sur
tax, from one per cent to sixty- 1
five per cent on net incomes over
$5.000.
Remove skid chains as soon as pos
sdble after a rain.
Dust inside of casings with tale gp
Sinserting tubes. 1
Don't attempt to run the ear oP
the electric starter,
ltop when there is an acctident,
whether it is your fault or not, and
tender all assistance possible,
An Inventor has designed an auto
aoebile spark plug with a ventllating$
chamber surrounding the shoulder to
permit circulation of air and lessen 1
breakage by overheating.
ST. TAMMANY
ICE & MFG. CO.
MAKES A BIG
IMPROVEMENT
Company Prepares to Meet
the Increased Demand
for Electricity.
A FINE DIF~EL
ENGINE INSTALLED
Heavy Concrete Foundation
Now Being Constructed
By Charles Jenkins.
No one who has been watching
Covington can have failed to notice
the great improvements in the busi
ness of the town and especially in
the manner in which it is conducted.
Stores have put on the dress of
metropolitan institutions, windows
are attractive and there is a general
air of up-to-dateness in appearances.
This shows that things are moving
along in the right direction.
All this means the use of more
electricity in lights and machinery,
and the St. Tammany Ice & Manu
facturing Company has been put to
it to keep up with the demand. This
has been made more difficult by the
use of machinery inadequate to meet
the demands made upon it, and ma
chinery, like human beings, when
overworked, wears out. The two
machines in the factory have felt this
strain and it has been known for
some time that a breakdown might
occur. A calamity of this nature
was a very serious thing to consider,
yet the difficulty of getting machin
ery is like the difficulty of getting
anything else to-day, only worse.
However, Covington will be glad to
learn that the company has at last
secured a new engine that will sup
ply the electrical needs and do it in
first-class manner,
The new engine is a Model B., ver
tical, 120-horsepower, 4-cylinder,
single acting, 4-cycle, with encloss I
crank case, It is a Diesel. There
is no better engine made. The town
of Covington will share with the St.
Tammany Ice & Manufacturing Com
pany the pride of having an engine
of this type to serve it. It will put
Covington in the front line in its
electric lighting.
Mr. Charles Jenkins is now work
ing on the heavy cocrete ftounda
tion on which this engine will res.
It will probably be several weeks be
fore the engine can be put in place.
No doubt the officials will have to
appoint a special committee on re
ceptions, because many people w ll
be glad to see the machine in opera
tion. So Covington has made,..an
other step forward.
WORK ON GOOD ROADS.
The Good Roads Commission has
had the surveys, plans and specifica
tions worked up on the 3t. Tam
many-Lacombe, the Middle and Mili
tary Roads, all of which plans have
been completed and will be reported
to the Commission at its next meet
ing, at which time the matter of ad
vertising for bids for the construction
of these roads will be taken up.
The work on the three roads now
under construction is progressing as
rapidly as weather and other condi
tions will permit.
The Commission has received an
other allotment of the Government
trucks to be used in road construc
tion. The last allotment of trucks
came as shipped frOdm the factory and
have not been used at all. As with
the first trucks, they have been ex
posed to the weather some but are
in goo.d shape otherwise.
PEROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUN
CIL OF COVINGOTON.
Covington, La., March 2, 1920.
The town council met on the
above date in regular a ession. Pres
ent: Robt. W. Badon, mayor, A. R.
Smith, Emile Frederick, C. E. Schon
berg, C. H. Sheffield, M. cP. Planche,
H. A. Mackle. Absent: None.
Minutes of meetings of February
3d and 26th read and approved.
The report of committee on advis
ability of bond issue, *was read. It
was moved by A. R. Smith, second
ed by C. E. Schonberg, that the re
port be received and the committee
discharged. Carried.
The resignation of Mr. John L.
Haller, as chairman of the Park
Commission, was read. It was mov
ed by H. A. Mackie, seconded by A.
R. Smith, that Mr. Haller's resigna
tion be accepted. Carried.
It was moved rby A. R. Smith, sec
onded by C. E. Schonberg, that rec
ommendations made by the commit
tee on revision be adopted. Carrie'l.
It was moved by H. A. Macki".
seconded by A. R. Smith, that the
assessment rolls for the year 1919
be accepted as written and that a
notice be published in the officmal
journal that the tax rolls for the-year
1919 are now open for inspection.
There being no further buginess
he council adjourned.
*Rf1BT. W. BADQN
Mayor.
L. A. PERREAND,
Secretary,
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No trapping or hunting allowed on
my land. Agy one found trappinr:
on my land will be prosecuted to full
extent of the law, and will be hela
responsible for stock killed or hurt
by traps.
mr6s .ROBT. H. VOSS. I
MEDICAL CORPS USES RECRUITING TRUCK
The automobile truck shown in the Illustration is used ~s a traveling
recruiting station for the United States army general hospital No. 8, at
Colonia, N. J., and is gaining a great many recruits.
It was photographed In Broadway, near Forty-seventh street, while eon M
way to Chicago.
MILLIONS OF
CAPITAL NEED
OF RAILROADS
The 650,000 American investors
who directly own railway stocks and
the millions, of thrifty citizens who
have their savings in banks and :n
surance companies invested in rail
road stocks and bonds, are not guiar
-anteed -against loss by the new rail
road law, but they are assured of a
large measure of protection.
A careful reading of the Cum
mins-Esch Bill makes it plain that
it is the purpose of Congress to en
courage the investment of new rail
road capital by giving a fair deal to
the nearly $20,000,000,000 of cap:
tat that has thus far been devoted to
the upbuilding of our transportation
system,
Hundreds of millions-yes biliPns
-of new funds must be put into
railroad building if our industrial
growth is not to be stunted by a
failure to provide adequate trans-|
portation facilities. This new capi
tal can--.ame only from the savings
-t thrifty investors and these sav
ings can ,be attracted only by mak- o
ing railroad investments attractive. o
There is no Alladin's lamp that
can be rubbed to bring forth the dol
lars needed .to build railroads.
Bankers have no mragie touch where
by. they can bring_.dollars out o°
their vaults for the development of
the country. . Banking institutions
are merely a 'part of the machinery
whereby the savings of millions of
people are collected for the upbuild
ing of the country.
If the new law makes it possible
to provide this flow of new capital
for railroad upbuilding, it will bs
one of the most constructive meas
ures ever placed upon the statute
books.
The railroad industry to-day is
not self-supporting, because two
years of government control has r,
suited in an increase in expenses far
beyond the increase in revenues.
The increased cost of operation is
very largely the result of the great
rise in prices for labor and materi
als. The first task of the govern
ment under the new railroad law
will be to readjust railroad rafes to
provide for this increased cost so
that the railroads will be self-sup
porting. Until they are self-sun
porting, it will not be possible to a.
tract new investment capital for
them.---By Francis H. Sisson, vice
president Guaranty Trust Co.
--
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
The public is hereby warned Jrom
buying or selling cattle with the fol
lowing marks and brand thereon:
Brand, D. C. Mark, fig leaf in the
left ear and upper slope smooth crop
and split in the right ear, said cattle
'being the property of the late J. D.
Cousin and are now owned by the
undersigned, the widow and son of
the said deceased. mr6-2mo
MRS. J. D. COUSIN.
N. J. COUSIN.
SHERIFF BREWSTER BETTER.
Everybody will be glad to learn I
that Sheriff Brewster is much im
proved. His trip to New Orleans
during Mardi Gras, when the wbath
Er was rainy and disagreeable, is re
sponsible for his illness. The festive
season this year was trying even to
the strongest.
----
ALBERT CORNIBE.
Died, at Mandeville, La., on Fri
day, Feb. 27, 1920, at 1 o'clock a. I
m., Albert Cornibe, beloved husband I
of Mandeline Petrie and son of the ]
late Joseph Cornibe, aged 63 years, I
a native of New Orleans.
Interment in St. Vincent De Paul
Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 28th. 1
a t8:40 a. m.
He was a resident of Mapdlevil'e
for many years, and i. survivel by
his wife and the following chidraa,
Mrs. Albertine Flick, Joseph Cornibe,
Mrs. Simon Wallace, Miss Bertha
Cornibe and Jules Cornibe.
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BORN-To Mrs. Joseph Caserta,
on Thursday, February 26, 1920, a
girL
COV. SCHOONER
WRECKED ONE
MILE WEST END
It is reported that the Margaret'
L. P., a schooner owned by Victor
LeBlanc and running between Cov
ington and New Orleans, was report
ed sunk, Thursday night, in the
violent storm that swept the lake,
about a mile from West End. The
schooner was in command of Robert
Childs, and had a cargo of twenty
two cords of wood and twenty-two
barrels of tar. It is said the wood
belonged to Mr. Lansing, of Coving
ton, and the tar to Mr. Tony Gabrlel.
The Melvinna Anderson was also
wrecked. It was loaded with lum
ber, It was owned by Clarence Cov
erman, of Springfield. The crews of
both boats were saved. The Times
Picayune gives the following account
of their rescue:
After owners of several large boata
at West End had refused to take a
chance and go out into Lake Pont
chartrain "Tharsday4sight to' rescue
crews of the storm-wrecked schoon
ers, Margaret L. P. and Melvina An
derson, Adam and Neo Pong broth
ers, living at the lakeside, staked
their lives, braved the storm in a
skiff and rescued nine sailors who
weie almost frozen when taken
ashore.
The Pons brothers nearly lost their
lives in attempting to save the nine
men on the storm-wrecked vessels.
Persons on the shore advised them
not to attempt to brave the perils
of the storm by going out into the
lake, but the brothers insisted that
they could fight the waves and save
the men who had been calling for
help since early in the afternoon.
When nearing the Margaret L. P.,
which was about a mile off West End
and just a short distance from tae
other schooner, the small skiff near
ly turned over. Both lifesaveri
wore boots and rubber coats but both
were wringing wet when they reach
ed the banks.
Police Hurried To Aid.
Motorcycle Patrolman Edwin Fre
mont, detailed at West End, notified
police headquarters early in the
night about the wrecked schooners
and Clerk George Crowan dispatched
a patrol wagon with Edward Ca3
lomes and Joseph Quin to assist 'n
the rescue.
The nine sailors-all of them ne
groes-had been without Tood or
water all day and had stood in the
water for six hours. They were tak
en in the patrol wagon to the First
Precinct Station. Most of the ne
groes had homes in the city and wert
allowed to go home and change their
clothes.
Both sch6oners were caught in tue
storm which swept Lake Pontchar
train early Thursday afternoon.
Some of the oldest residents say i.
was the most severe storm on the
lake in many years. Late Thursday
night, when the rescue was made Dby
the Pons brothers, the waves were
breaking over the sea well at West
End.
A -
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Poelstra
have returned from New Orleans
where they spent the carnival period
guests of Mrs. J. S. Thompson.
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LIST OF DEAD LETTERS.
Following is the list of dead let
ters remaining in the Covington post
Alice:
E. H. Anthony, Mrs. Julia Ball,
Miss Jennie Cook, Miss Elizapeth
CGannon, Miss Gladys Dufour, Mrs.
Evelyn J. Harrell, Mrs. Lenora Lem
ons, Mrs. Delphine Matthew, Mrs.
Fred Ordenaux, Mrs. Lucy Permon,
Kemp Rogers, Mrs. Margery Rollins,
Miss Emma Sparft, Lewis Talley,
Miss Lee Williams, Willie Meaner
Williams; Mrs. Ester Williams, Miss
Rozeleater Williams.
JACOB SEILER,
Postmaster.
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POLICE JURY.
There will be a regular meeting of
the Police Jury on Tuesday, March
9th, 1920.
F. J. MARTINDAIE,
Secretary.
COVINGTON HAS
BIRMINGHAM
GRAPHITE
COMPANY
Prospectus Being Prepared
and Soon Read to be
Presented.
COVINGTON SITE
NEAR CARRE MILL
Four Buildings and Switch
ing Facilities Will be
Built Immediately.
The prospectus of the Birming
ham Graphite Company, manufac
turers of Theromestic paint, w'il
soon be ready. This is the company
that will have its headquarters locat
ed in Covington and expects within
the next month to be erecting build.
ings on its site purchased near the
Carre mill, in Covington. There will
be four buildings, including ware
house, manufacturing rooms, office
and laboratory.
The paint manufactured by this
company is not an experiment but
has been tried and perfected at the
Ardmore plant in Oregon, under the
supervision of Mr. John F. Nolan,
who owns all rights in the formular
and who conducted the business of
the Nolan Company and who will
have charge of the property of the
company here. The Nolan Company
will become a part of the Birming
ham Graphite Company.
Mr. M. L. Hinchee, who is largely
interested in this company and who
was instrumental in establishing the
plant here, 'says that work will be
commenced very shortly in building
switches 1o the factory yards and
that all work will be expedited as
far as possible to insure an early
introduction of the paint in the
Souithern markets. Mr. Hinchee also
expects to build up an export busi
ness of some dimension, as the paint.
is particularly adapted to structural
iron protection as well as other
buildings and vessels. He also be
lieves that quite a local demand will
be created as the advantages of this
paint becomes known.
The bringing of this- paint factory
to Covington is another evidence of
the good work of the Association of
Commerce, which now has in con
ideration several other ventures of
Lmportance to Covington.
AT PARKVIEW THEATRE.
-Parkview Theatre presents this
laturday, March 6th, Hale Hamilton
in an exceptionally good drama en
titled "After Hie Own Heart," five
reels. Op the same program will be
a one-reel cartoon comedy. There
will be a matiness at 4 p. m., and
prices will be 10 and 20 cents, plus
war tax.
The program for Sunday will con
sist of Edith Story in a five-reel fea
ture entitled "As the Sun Went
Down," and in connection with this
will 'be a two-part Big V Comedy anl
the Universal Weekly. Doors open
at 4 p. m.; prices 10 and 25 cents,
plus war tax.
The management is glad to an
nounce to its patrons that it has se
cured two splendid programs for'
Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
)n Tuesday, March 9, will be pre
sented Corinne Gritfith in a six-reel
special attraction entitled "The
Climbers." On the same bill will be
presented a two-part Vitagraph com
edy. Doors open at 4 o'clock, and
prices will be 10 and 35 cents, plus
war tax.
On Thursday, March 11, we are
presenting a big double attraction
onsisting of Mary Pickford in "Tne
Heart of the Hills," and Charlie
Chaplin in "Sunny Side," with the
,sual 4 o'clock matiness.
On Thursday, March 18, we are
going to present Norma Talmadge in
'A Daughter of Two 'Worlds," and
on the same bill with this will be
presented Bud Hamilton in a tor.
eel Lehrman comedy entitled "The
Twilight Baby."
Constance Talmadge has been
booked in "A Temperamental Wife"
or Tuesday. April 6, and "Virtuous
Vamp" for Tuesday, April Z0th.
Only pictures of greater magni
tude are presented on Tuesday and
Thursday of each week. There are
4 o'clock matinees every Tuesday,
"hursday, Saturday and Sunday.
N(OTICE TO ROAD MATERIAL
The Good Roads Commissioqrf St.
lammany Parish will receive sealed
.ids or proposals up to 12 o'cloes,
noon, Monday, March 15, 1920, in
heir office at. Covington, La., for
he furnishing of approximately
35,000 cubic yards of road material
tc be put on the Covington-Slidell,
3lldell-Pearl River, Slidell-Salt Bay
u, Covington-Pearl River, Bush-Tal
Lsheek, Covington-Sun roads. Bids
re invited on both sand-clay gravel
nd washed gravel under the State
and Federal Aid specifications f'r
hese materials. IBidders will state
he earliest date at whl7 h delivery
csan be started if bid is accepted.
Bidders will also give location of pits
rom which they propose to farnilsh
his material.
IOOD ROADS COMMISSION OF
ST. TLMMANY PARISH,
art-It
I NARROWESCAPI
OF CAR RUNNIN(
INTO MOVING
FREIGHT
I Auto Driven by Two Wo.
men Crashes Into Mov
ing Freight Train.
DAMAGE SLIGHT
NO ONE IS HURl
Cars Backing on Covingtor
Crossing Not Seen By
Occupants of Autb.
Automobile drivers can tell ol
many hairbredth escapes, where
hung on the dispensation of kini
providence, and these near-a:ident
are usually due to the recklessena:
of the other fellow or to the ,iudder
refusal of some part to work prompt*
ly. When a car is found upturned
in a ditch it is usually due to some
sudden and unexplainable temper ol
the car. The driver never leans sc
hard on the accelerator that the
back wheels jump over the fronu
wheels, although we once saw a
darkie driving on the Madisunvilie
road, so sound asleep that the mulle
stayed on the side nearest the grass
where he could look at it growing on
the cutover land adjoining, whin
happened to be on the wrong side
driver a'th a cranky steering gea'r
might easily have ditched him ba'3ra
he found out that the darkie owned
the road.
IBut last Wednesday a more serious
situation arose when two ladies driv
ing a oar supposed to have come
from Hammond drove straight into
a slowly moving freight train being
switched on the tracks of the N. O.
G. N. With a screech and hands up.
the car crashed into the freight at
the rate of adout ten miles an hour.
It struck just between two cars, and
was ,being dragged around to the
point of overturning when the
prompt action of the flagman who
had seen the inevitable collision com
ing, brought the train to a stand
still. '
Fortunately the car was pot dam
aged beyond bent fenders and ituns,
and was able to go on its way. The
ladies escaped bruises but were bad
ly frightened. They did not know
how it happened. Evidently they
Matters of Interest to the
Farmers of St. Tammany
By Parish Arent BACHEMIN
Our sandy type of soil, most typi
cal of St. Tammany parish, is ideally
adapted to the growing of fruit, par
ticularly the peach, plum, apple and
rear and more of these fruits should
be grown on every farm and in every
yard, ,but before this is undertaken
cne must bear in mind that success
ful producing of fruit is only the out
come of care and attention, and tha
same principles applied to every
other crop applies to orchards, with
the addition of pruning and spraying.
'Pruning is used to control fruit
and flower production both as re
gards the quantity and character o
the product. Pruning is the only
effective means of combatting cer
tain plant diseases. Pruning, prop
erly done, lengthens the life of toe
tree by protecting it against decay
caused by breaking or improper cut
tming of 'branches. 'Pruning is not
hard work, but must be done care
fully, taking into consideration the
type or habits of the individual tree.
Spraying is a term applied to the
application of materials to combat
and fight or destroy the damages
caused to orchards by insects and
plant diseases, and is known gener
ally under two headings: dormant
sprays and foliage sprays, and often
give better results as the trees in
their dormant stage are void of
leaves, hence, insure the use of a
safer and stronger and heavier aprli
cation of spraying material. Foliaga
sprays are always much weaker and
used mostly to produce clean and
better fruit.
The pruning of all fruit treea can
be safely done up to the time the
buds begin to swell. The pruning
should consist of removing all dead
wood, deoayed or rotten branches.
and thinning out generally when the
branches are too thick or where they
run lateral to each other. The main
object to be accomplished in pruning
is to allow plenty sunshine and a
free circulation of air, after all un
necessary wood is removed.
The San Jose scale is at present
destroying all of our fruit trees, and
the insect which should be eliminat
ed before we can successfully pro
duce fruit on a larger scale. This
can be easily accomplished by ap
plying the lime-sulphur solution as a
spray.
Any one wishing to do any prun
Ing or spraying before our fruit trees
begin to bud must do so within the
next few weeks. I shall be glad to
assist any one desiring information
along these lines. Please write or
phone me and I shall endeavor to
find your troubles and help you out.
I might add that it is useless to re
plant trees every five or six years,
on account of the old ones dying out.
This is unnecessary and can be pre
vented by taking care of these old
trees. Again, these old trees are
FIRST SHIPMENT
OF SYRUP WAS
MADE ON LAST
WEDNESDAY
Car Made up of Three Thou
sand One Gallon Cans
In Boxes.
MAY BECOME A PER
MANENT INDUSTRY
Grading, Labeling, Packing
A Big Job For The
First Shipment.
Does any one know the amount of
work required to grade, mark, brand
and put up in gallon cans a car load
of syrup consisting of three thousand
gallons? Well, it is some Job.
This car load was shipped Wed
nesday to the Gulf Lumber Company,
at Fullerton, La., and it was made
up of syrup made in this section.
It has brought to the shippers more
than the home markt price, and what
is better, it has started something
in the manufacture of syrup. It
probably means that more acres will
be grown and that ultimately we will
have a syrup mill in which all the
cane growers of this section will be
interested.
For years there has been, off and
on, movements for the establishment
of a central mill, but the chlef
obstacle in the way has been to se
cure an acreage that would guaran
tee a profitable business for the mill.
The shipment of this syrup is the
first step in introducing St. Tammany
syrup and building up a market for
it. As a cash crop there should not
be any difficulty in securing enough
growers to supply such a market
regularly and to increase its scope.
Also, the building up of one mark
et means the building of others.
Sweet potatoes should be very profit
able, grown in large quantities and
shipped in carload lots. With im
proved potato houses so that the
market would be reached at its high
est price, this is an industry that
should pay well.
did not see the train moving badk
across the street before ' fright
deprived them of motion.
Let us be thankful.
always the source of infection to
the young treea planted near them.
The planting season Js close at
hand and I want to call to the at
tention of.every farmer the import
ance of good seed and the scarcity
of same this year. This is rather a
late time to think of getting seed,
especially that we are almost ready
to plant, still I venture to ask: how
many farmers now have all the seed
corn they need, and how many have
selected this seed corn from the field
last year before filling their cribs?
Quite a good many did, but the ma
jority knew they should but merely
kept putting it off thinking it would
be cheaper and less trouble to buy
seed from their neighbor or from
their merchant. This practice is
good, but the merchant can not
always vouch for the pureness nor
the germinative strength of same.
These are a few of the many reasons
in favor of field selection of seed.
Velvet beans, soy beans, cowpeas
and peanuts are also very scarce and
extremely high in price, and we have
been warned that the supply is far
below the demand, therefore it would
be well to think of these legumes,
keeping in mind that more of them
we plant this year, either to turn
under, graze or hog-off, means
much less commercial fertilizers to
be bought for the next year.
Potatoes grow abundantly in our
soil and are a good marketable crop
which can be followed by June corn.
but too much emphasis cannot be
placed on the imnportanceeof planting
a seed potato free from scab. Of
course, treating our seed with a
formalin solution insures against
and checks the increase of the scab,
but certainly it will not increase the
vitality that was lacking in the scab
infested seed, therefore be sure to
use good seed potatoes that are
sound, healthy and free from scab.
Sweet potatoes are a gift to us,
still we do not show our appreciation.
If we did there would be over tweany
fve storage houses in St. Tammany
parish. The average yield in our
parish is around 250 bushels to the
acre and that with little cultivation
and hardly any fertilizers, and we are
thankful to say, very few insects or
diseases affect this crop, providing
we use seed free from the sweet
potato weevil. The Nancy Hall and
Porto Rican or Key West are all
m arketable potatoes and can be
eeasily cured kept in storage houses
and sold around May or June when
the bank potato is gone, and always
commnd a fancy price.
Any information that your agent
can get for you along the lines of
pure or good seed, fertilizers or
treating seed against diseases shall
be given with pleasure if you will
let me know your wants.

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