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They Arc Intensive Farmers, the
Kind Most Needed in the
Old Dominion.
Men and Women Who Made Helghi-n
AKrlrultnrallv and Industrially
CJreat Seeking Homes ?n South.
The> Are Wanted in Virginia.
In last Sunday'* Industrial Section
there was n n article concerning the
movement of .Belgian refugees to this
country, and t > statement was made
that if rr ->e: effort were made hun
?Irds of the?. Helginns might he brought
to Vlrttni'i to settle up >n the lands that
arc now p a, tl ally Idle it is a well
k now 11 f.i't 11 :?t the lielglan- are farm- '
er? from th?- crom.d up Intensive farm
ers. too, .1 in 1 11 ;.(> - ??> eli ?:<??{ to some
Virginia l??.?st?fs that it would i>e ;i
mighty po.ni tiling to coi a hundred
of these 11. ? ? : 15. lc:ai: :':u Kiel's lo
rated on \":*? tr!.1 lands Tl>i? was t'i>?
idea thrown out lust Sunday in the
Industrial Section. and sine.' then the
Industrial Kditor hns re. eiveil not less
than two dfiiion letters from land ow n
ers in various p.i!t> of the State mak
ing flit t'ler ? i(T! ' in* the method,
etc., of sro11i??.vr ! ese Melei.in refugees
to turn their eyes toward Viruinia. It
is worthy of remark that th< writers of
all of thes. letters seem to )..? looking
to the public good Not a single one,
of them is tivinu to drive a real estate
barcaii. o! ti- i"u t" -ell <iff undesir
able lands It i>- trip that s -in? ? of them
mention the fa t that they have surplus
lands lone of them having as main as
2.000 neie?i. that tin-y want to see cul
tivated. hut none ,?f them trying to
drive a hard and fast bargain. \51 of
them seem to enter into the spirit of
the movement to cet some of these
son'! people to tilling Virginia soil.
None of them ?'f 1 ourse. has any land
to ci\e :twa- hut all ??f them, juditiiiK
hy the letters they have written t<> the
Industrial Kditor, an willing to "givo
and take. ' That i> to siy, they are ready
to sell to the I'.eigians <01 long time, in
to rent to them on easy terms, or to
employ lh* * 11 a? laborers, or to do al
most anything to induce these good
people to sock a new home in Virginia
and help make ' ?? 1 old StHte Idos
\ \ OIM'Oll'I'l N IT\ -I II VI'
sum 1.it not ttf. M:t;i,i:t-TKii
The Industrial Kditor Is inclined to
th'.nk that an opportunit v is at hand
to do good things for rural Virginia and
to brine into active use and service a
very desirable imn -ciation eon t i IIR ent.
Some concerted a> 'is necessary, and ,
it seems t" me that if some of the own- ,
ers of surplus lands nritl some of the 1
rep.l estate agents ar.d Virginia boost- j
ers will cet togethei right now and act ,
quickly splendid may l?e the results,
especially If nil entei into it in a patri- j
otic spirit.
In ? 1". i s .-oniu .-t ion an Interesting
stcry taken from the current lssii? of
th-1 Manufacturers" K??rord and written'
from \V limine tot N hv
Booke' may c'.ye some pointers worth
while North Carolina that is said to
v.r f-.-st ?.-.d for* ? ?-! ir. a ere.at many
rood ?V.'.nss. s cotton a
little ahen4 of Virginia In catching the j
? t F''.c a' far?.' ? *
thk. nno '? ?^>I; |N t ,IlolIXA
Th? fcitu V ' .:? r ofrter s i?:
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rp "v* r.i: J **
L<5o! * ' tfil!
" nU*. ' ' " ? ' hOffiM ? '' "
~?e-:-.s* ?B- ???'? !-''1
Tt. j>? b> the waynlde from wan. pi
rjr.'ir ? ? ? ? v ' ' * ' "r't* ' '
timlUta total : c P > 'lanted a* ?
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\iroof r-' v ? '' ? v' ? ' *? ; ?* ? *-1 \
equipped tor hoo.-? eeplnp and th> land
prepared " ?. ? i.- :Ve "nv
th" >'*. 1 ? ? ' : ' . ?? 'ievel
oplnp 'vr> t ?? t * < : i.-intl to'-.n.-t ?? -
J.|(. ' ? - ; 'i? ?S. tO
Jrlve *>,?? J.< L ' '.os
kiV1 ^ chance to make rood I' they do
* U?' cor/ ? s *: e. ? leHow
ronntryn.rn, the a ~ri'ul'ural and In
dustrial pO?.?Sl . of the South. It
I". '?! ? - ' to | pox ai-ordlni?
to Mr M < ? . v..-. \tl! be .??
y ' ?* i it" i. t h i ?
ihi'! ? : i' i ' ' ? ? ? ' u :, ? : th?> ?% at
rr.r.k' cn cJ
Wnr In l'ur>i|ir- llflps hi l.?-akt One
t.rrm lnilii?ir> in I hi* < umilr).
Th<- nf-- ? ? ? i . t> ]< lu-ni
t4Corpoiu , fr?t half ?.f
th?- ?-urrer t ? ? ?? . . m. i.f
{i,1! ;? Dihf
OiiaM-'t-s tv ? r . . ? : ? r, ,i4..
prestation, i? ?? ? from
Wall MiH'i ?.'.!< ii 11, i,(?
conservative l:ethle
hem 1' f.i ?: . .
for dividend* oi th< common stock In
She 11f >* l-.'uf ' 4 ' i ?-r| ;
to bnwin i ? . <?'.!, ? Is
conipuwd Tli y . ? t,
of :o per cent f.or thie full year. In
1 914 th?* (.< ii.!' ' ' ? ? ? lit- ? ;<!??
of T :-M ' em OI ; I K.tof k
?4nd f.-' per ? ? *i ? r. In
IMS the surpK;- ? . * i ..i?l? .<?
was p.;';.!'. io .
ferreri ar.'l 27.44 pei en I o? the com
mon. Tin- Ret I < ?, ?
has heei; -1 ; i ; t - . . i- ot i.er
munitions <! "a- f ? > t ? , , .,; i s
I>aiit I'nllke othe: ? ? ? ? ;.. ? <- r<, v
mf; war oi :i v.- . t
for t urmi.oi; t hi < . *?
a re said to fi.ir".
ftrn! order u.i!- r <?? ?
panieit that have i
will r.ot ! e ;thl<- t
unr.l 111< 1 ? t< ' pa- ? < ' ?
Another 111 k It lt?-ront.
In e ? ports <<f dom^t; : : ?i- t?. |n
U&frTOflH te saiue o1 foroitn tt; jttirj
lr. favorable balance of traiie, ,) t?.
Unlten Mates Hia?le a IH-W ..-ti r, , . <}
ir: the ft e? a I \ear ended .luix i ?
ures made public b\ the i~>epartn>fi:t
of Commerce >!ow that imports and
exports combined totaled .""j
an Increase of J l S4,0'?0.r?c?r? over 1!<14,
rtnd of J1 '? 4.ofifi.'ioo over 301 S, the i>rioi
high-record \ear In total trade l;*.
port* in J r? 1 r. totaled 12,768,?'.4S.532. an
Increase of 1404.000,OOli over 1&14 and
S2'j?2,(lOO.OOO over 1&13. Imports iits-e
pated $ 1,674.220.7 40. a decrease (it
700,000 from last vear> total and of
>13fc,b00,t>u0 fioin th^t ol 1913.
Something Is Doing All Along (he
Line?Now Enterprises Oiniing
and Old Ones Enlarging.
Georgia Wants Shipbuilding Plant.
Texas Is After Iromvorking Plants.
Alabama Iron Industry Looking
I |>?Industrial News From Dixie, j
I.AI/1 I.MOHK, AID., AiiRUdt T.?Sig
nificant of the renewed activities of
Soulhern industries is a report from tho
Hirming ham correspondent of the .Man
ufacturers' Record. announcing that all
the steel industries of the Birmingham i
district are now operating: almost to
capacity. some to full capacity: iron in? {
teicsts nre so well soiil ahead they can
demand an advance In price: foundries
have becomc active again for the first
time in over a year: wholesale machin
es dealers admit a substantial better
ment and very encouraging outlook: j
seyern I thousand idle men have re- I
turned to work in the Birmingham dis- !
trict with the resumption of coal min- j
iitg operations, coke plants, blast fur- i
nnc-s. etc.; water and r;ik pipe fno- |
tories are operating on a large scale,
and tinallv, tho increase in the grain
yield. ha\ crop, raising of pure-bred |
cattle, etc.. together with arrangements
which look like a guarantee of fair'
prices for cotton, have created a sub- !
stnntinl optimism In the rural districts. ?
The recovery during the past month J
has been on a large scale, and by Oc
tober. when the ?-lTect of larger pay
tolls will have been felt, the HirminK
iiam district ought to lie in as good
position as it ever was.
Definite announcement is made as to
the war munitions contract secured l?y!
the Hartleti Hayward Company, of Hal- :
timore. The contract is from tho Ilus- !
Man government, and amounts to more |
than $12,000,000. which will probably he'
doubled or tripled, according to re
ports in financial circles. A number of I
new buildings will be required for the ?
enlarged capacity needed to fill these
orders. Tu'o of the buildings are nu<? 1
under construction, comprising a two- !
story t2?x71 1-3-foot structure for ma-[
chine shop, costing $50,ftOO. and a one-I
story .137 l-2\171-foot structure for j
boiler and forge shop, costing $118,000. !
The by-product coke plant of the'
Kentucky Solvny Coke Company, at |
Ashland, Ky? is to i>e doubled in capac- ?
ity. at a cost of $70(1,000.
A Louisiana industrial enterprise, the
Gullet Gin Company, at Amite, has fol- ,
lowed the practice of some of the most j
thrifty New Knclnnd cotton mill own
ers in taking advantage of the recent
lull In business to practically rebuild
its plant.
C\Ht \|, (. I, N \ < K \T THIXfiS
I.. It. Akin. State Senator, Atlanta,
Ga.. has offered an amendment to the
State Constitution to provide a ten-year
tax exemption for any shipbuilding
plant that may be established in
Georgia with $3.000,">00 or more capital.
It is understood that plans for such sn
enterprise are being considered, but no
definite statement can now he obtained.
Among the many manufacturing and
other industrial enterprises reported
duruiB the w -ek are the following:
Texas City Company. Texas City,
T-x , was Incorporated with $l,370,o?o i
capital for developing the ison mining j
ar.d manufacturing industry of Texas. J
flinchflejd Products Company. John-j
son City, Tem... has organized '.o build i
?a plant for manufacturing dye ehemi- j
cals from feldspar, the Initial Invest-'
? ? ? t to about $250,000. with a pro- |
for a developing investment of
a:.. J*?00.. is about to begin con- '
struct ion of brick or concrete build- I
ings. 160x120. SOOxfiO and 160x10 feet. J
:.'.*ary ManuJ" turins Company,'
X*-- va W. Va . was organized with |
}: at ,v l a- 1 purchased build- .
ires which will be equipped for man-!
rii'F sanitary 'Mures, plant will |
: i ]>- t ras*- foundry. machine shop, I
;. ? t t ? r ;? enarr.elir.E department. et<r. !
Ker'ucky Hlvr Power Company, .
Hazard. Ky.. wtil be organized with a;
$850,000 capitalization to distribute I
electrii-itj for power and lighting i
thro-.rgl.G'Jt thf Hazard >. '.al fields; hns
t. r ntro! < ' th? East Tennessee ;
Coal company'? e!< trie plant and will"
enlargVlt while planning to build al
Cli nch'.iel '. Products Company. John
son <".t\ Tenn will hulld reported to
$" pla: ? to erect 110x12ft, :
IVixCO r-nd f,(<\X'.'-foot buildings to be
equipped for manufacturing chemicals
from feldspar
Black River Cypress I.umber Com-1
par.y Sardinia. N C. was organized I
w.: 1. capital for timber-land'
development and f ypress-lumber man- '
ufact ur* 1
N. A- < '? Taylor Companv. Philadel- '
i I : a decided to bjtld another open-)
hearth steel furnace and provide ac-J
companying equipment necessary be-!
? ause of its increase of steel prorluc- !
tlon, the plant being located at Cum
liei r.d. Atd
SI ss? Sheffield Iron and Steel Com
pa : Pi t :?ilng ha m. Ma . appropriated
for improvements and furthei
d> \ ?-:<>pn.e:itv at its Russellvllle iron'
r r.: t ? ? -. to Include installing electrical'
machinery, besides which it content-I
plates a $50,000 expenditure for addl-j
Moi.ai blow ng engnes and other ma-'
< l.riery at its North Birmingham fur-j
Federal Oil and Refining Companv. j
\i.-\andria. I .a was organized <\ith:
*50.OO0 <apital to build reflnetv with,
da .v capacitv l.Ofin battels of oil. i
I'.l,' Cotton Mills. I'a ve 11 e\ i He, Tenn,
de ded to build a 150x 125-foot addi-l
?;oi .ns'all '.(-'mi spindles, etc , at ;,n !
? stiinated * ost of sf$ii (ifiO
Tallajioosa Alica ('nmpnnv. Dadeville. 1
Al:. was liii-orporated with $50,'<00 '
,-a I'dtal for- a development of mica ;
mlnev n Tallapoc?sa an'l .Jefferson i
Green Marble Company, San Saba.;
Te v was Incorporated \s- i t h $l':0,00ftj
apital fot the de\elopment of marble i
qua : i le?
N?*u ? n leans Silica Prick Compa'i.v, j
NVw '?'rleans, was organized to htilid j
Idaf;t u Mi da 11 > capa.-lty 75,u0fi brl' ks. J
To i Wade * Sons. Memphis Tenn.,'
warded contract for const ruct i ng I
1-11: i-I. n-? which t>ie\ will equip fori
dall; capacity ot ?.'?? barrels of flour
r.d rii<:,|. reported t.> in\,sr $7*.,fi00. I
>;,,rr> than '? <"n naflians nrr>
, tii- ir?i rnihtnry v.- <? Of ih^sc,
t i- !!)-.<?? ;it U-:ist 7.*. p<-r of-nt it"
5.) ? v ; .t 11 y lit
Tin- InrtlMi population of th* t'n\Tf*cl
nt ih< . r,?i of ,lnn<? lftRt y^arj
: ioihi<-ri an.;:.fi.
V.or?- than f>2 '?<?(? ivim'-n In thf- I'nited I
;stat?-? rulttvRTo fr'iit. among thf*ni hr-j
| :n? vnrrnl of ?'}?!. fornla's most sue
????fixfwl fruit uTf'\v*-rt? 1
1 Tin* firM um- iif the t rcarlmill was in
? !,:i w lin < 11 ?1|rl Hfrvli c in romotp
jiln '? iti irrlcat r s th?- !r? n<l It wan
I 11 ' t c 1 ?! 11 ? '? <1 lrit'i f".npi ?h prisons in 1M7]
'? !i? .i nif-an* of punishment. 1
Sv.'n Hft/lin. th?- iliMlrtRui&hrr) 5*w^d-l
1 i?t? <-xplor#>r, hai? ^xchided from'
! honor-try membership in the Royal
1 if ORi ;? vihicai Society ami fiotn the
Kusfiar. liii'fr iil OroKraphie.il Society
' j hf him- <?f Y * pro-(*?('man iittitudu In
< onnr t ??.t? wnii \j.e n :ir.
ome IIier vi ork Dnvrii in y | r
??"!-. I <r?.?rky llnd Ark,,? V
,r,T F nc,H ?"'l Kluiires.
...,'""F:U-?TO-V' VA.. August 7.
rrT Irar,nfa hroko all record* in <_?>.,I
profhionon ll: S8H> omrm f<f
? short tons, valued at tho
"kf> *'i t 371,331,403 Thl?? o
(rcaii? ?f .?limit i. A.u, an in
some part* of Wi.ji Vh4"?il?,,'v"rVr'n '!'
S?? ? by inc^v3o5nu?
tw veail'd, ;'yri"C ",0 '?'??? *r
,.,nl , * firing auionc tl ??
coal Milnt ? > tn oh|o .|Uo cnn|),..(| (
tlmt ; 10 '<?> 1 Hi;
.' ) v i*-ri??Ia recorded increaae, in
di'n-inl ."-Ti ''ounty sil'.no
in ]'?!?.. 'oris
Arkansas produced |,s3?,r,.|f> tr,.1c
JT ,W: wlilrVuca' ':?"?
* ?' I.nis shows a deer.- .>
from tho production In I f. j .?{. which is
J"r' f'Mine off in the demai: 1
for tn nut, n.Hnp purpose, due to de
moralization 111 the cotton Industrv in
the lattei part of th- and to m"
dftcjease Jn dom-stlc consumption ... -
cause of mild wither during the win
ter of l?H Th.se cau.es wee suMicient
to more than offset the slight increase
in railroad consumption resulting from
the inability of the Colorado mines I.e.
cause of a stnke. u. supply fullv' the
demand upon them.
A favorable m-pect of the coal situa
tion in A1 l<anM:> was- tn,. <1. crease in
the .quantity ;,r:,l ?.r,,.l;,ane of coal
. ,h? the amount thus
mined in IfiH being Ts per cent ..f the
? with "!?."? cent in
"? 1 'I'Jiinntv of machine-mined
coal was l'. ;.??! rent of the total, and
A per ' ?-11 * was undercut bv hand
Kentucl y. |,|.,. w.-st Virginia. broke
it* record of coal production, with an
output foi ivn ?f 2u :<V_\76.< short tons,
valued a I the mines at ?> L'tt.b103, the
output ixc edini: the previous
high mark in 1 ft 1.1 by 7r.?;.it;?. ions The
increase was all t lie more notable be
cause jt wj,' made in a year when most
? ?f Die . oal fields of the country showed
3 decrease, aiwl it was due t(? activity
In conl-mltiliij; in tho eastern part of
the State, particularly alone the Vir- ,
pitna border, and to the construction of
new railroads.
'I he nunibei of nien employed in
1 teased Horn in 1 ft 13 to L'K.Tfit in
I'M 4 The averaue daily production per
man also increased from H.". tons in
H?13 t.. n.R III 1 ftH, the Increase being
due to the extended use of mining ma
OlK I.umber Company I* i'~oriuc<l.
j COMJilBIA, S. August 7.?Organ
ization has been effected by the Black
River (Cypress Company, Sardinia, S.
?' recently incorporated with a capi
talization of J ;.lo,ooo. Officers have
been elected as follows: <'. |', Goble,
president; W. H. Hewes, vice-president;
\ <i. Henrheartl, secretary, I.. \V. Gil
bert, treasurer. Plans are being con
sidered for timber land developments
and lumber manufacturing.
Tanner Paint & Oil Co.
1117 and 1419 t. Main St.
Kiclimontl, Va.
IIIk f.rnln Crop* In Old North Slnle
Kfi'P All of the Mill* Mils.i
Till* Yrnr.
KALKiriH, N*. C.. August T.?W. A. i
flniham, commissioner of agriculture, ,
has stated that this year's wheat crop
will more than meet the requirements ,
of tii'- people of North Carolina, for !
the first time since 18f.o. This achieve- '
ment is arousing a great deal of com- ;
ment throughout ^e State nn>! rise- '
where, and it is hopvd that the in
<-reused grain production in Nortii Caro
iina will I)'- made permanent.
Considerable comment is heina: made
at this time of the fact that while
North Carolina has a number of tlour
mills, it will be of still further ad
vantage to tiie .State to have all of inti
wheat raised in North Carolina ground
into Hour instead of ha vine; any o t
it shipped to mills elsewhere.
Th-re is already a flourishing ilour- '
mill business in lite State, oik- :r.ill at
lJurham, owned by General Julian s.
t'arr, putting out 2".o barrels a day,
or 1.5 oo barrels a week. It is spoken
? if as one of the finest equipped il'.tjr
mills south of Raltimore, anil one o?
the best in the entire country.
The McNeal roller mill, at Kavette
vilie, is reported as running night. and i
day to grind the thousands of bushels
of wheat raised in that section of
North Carolina and the upper part of ,
South Carolina. The mill is grinding;
17"i bushels a day.
A flour mill company, incorporated
with a capital of 5100,000, has bt-.-n
formed at Charlotte, and there are a
number of other new companies
throughout the State, so that a very
good beginning has been made in the
development of this important in
dust ry.
Avernfce Itnllwny Holdings.
Average individual holdings of the
stock ownership of the railroads of the
I'nlted States is widely scattered, ac
cording to (mures presented by the
bureau of railway economics. It has
been computed thai June 30, 1914, the
sir., k of .ill the railroads of the coun
ti\, $.S.>; V.. ,Ti4.l 25 in amount, was held
bv 02-.2S2 persons of record. Some
?I'Ipii< ?;>? I en ootibllesA exists, because of
th?- ownership by one person of shares
in several roads. The average par
amount i f stock held per stockholder is
I.a see on the foregoing figures.
As a matter of fact, however, the ac
tual average holding for Individuals
must be considerably smaller, because
of lite large blocks of railroad slocks
heio by the railroads. According to the
latest published statistics of the Inter
state commerce commission no less
than J3.4KS.4s7.570 of th<> }X.000,000,000
and more of Ihe total stock issue is
held by Hie railroads themselves. This
would result in an average Individual
holding valued at )ft,3W, or n fraction
more than eight y-three shares.
IixhiMtrial Kdltor.
I liis column |n open (u contribu
tor* who luive moiiipIliliig to nay of
h MtiRKONtlvr nature, nnd nho are
willing to make hint* nnil miRKfii
tioiiN looking to tlie L**ftcr dtvrlo|i?
incut of thf good olil Mtntcn of Vir
ginia, \\ rut Virgtnln and North
t nrulinn. nurt nlio enn hold their
tiiggCNtloun do it ii lii u.ujr one laxtie
to Irom ITil) to l!llll nonln. Such coni
niiinlcii tioiiN, nddrraitrd to the In
diiHtrlnl Kdltor, III receive prompt
nt tenttnii.
'I lie Time to IJc llriglit nnd llnppjr.
I" rom all parts of Virginia and from
every bailiwick in North Carolina
cotno glorious reports of bright crop
prospects and all other kinds of lovely
things well calculatod to make a
boomer and a booster feci glad. In
every section the rains have been
seasonable, some of them a little too
much washy. It is true, but In the
main they came In good time for the
growing crops, and as far an the eye
can now see, this promises lo be in all
respects a real "bumper" year in the
two good old States whose destinies
are so closely intertwined. The ques
tion if: how are we going to use this
great and glorious crop year to the
upbuilding and the advancement of the
best country in the world?
As We Should All See It.
A Brunswick County enthusiast
who Is always looking on the bright
side of every picture that shows up,
writes the Industrial Editor from his
sick bed as follows: "Did you ever
see anything like it? I mean the way
t i i e good I,ord has been blessing us
of lato. Did you ever see rains come
in better season or on better time?
!>id you ever ktiow a primary election
to turn out better? I)ld you ever hear
of a better prospect for a corn crop?
Did you ever hear of a hotter tobacco
crop prospect? I believe we are going
to have the greatest year of prosperity
old Virginia has ever known." That
letter comes from a man who hustles
when he is well and thinks nhout hust
ling' when he is sick. In either case,
and right now he is sick abed, he al
ways look.-s on the bright side of
things. The hint is plain enough.
Little Too Much War \orrm.
"You ask for suggestions," writes a
good friend, "and 1 have one to offer,
although jr may have the n.pprarance
of meddling with business that is not
mine. I suggest that our daily papers
out down the space they are plving
to war news. Of course, I mean the
war in Europe, and. incidentally, that
little skirmish affair that Is supposed
to he on in .Mexico. As a matter of
fact, the war news from Europe is very
unsatisfactory, because it is contra
dictory all the time. No two columns
in one paper read alike, and after we
have waded through the whole layout
about the only conclusion we can
reach is that the French and the Eng
lish and the Germans and the Rus
sians and tho others are racing one
with the other to see which can bring
forth the most unreliable reports, or, in
plain English, be the "biggest liars. We
get through with several columns of
alleged war news and really know less
about the war than when we com
menced to read. Let me suggest that
you newspaper folks let up a little on
war news and give us more industrial
news, especially in the Sunday editions.
Sunday is not a good day to read
war news, especially when it is so un
reliable, but it Is always a good day
to take In nnd digest news and detail
that tells us about the development
and industrial advnncoment of our own
country and especially our own State."
From '\V?v Down in Xnnti County.
Down in North Carolina they have
the county farm demonstration agents
just as we have them up here in Vir
ginia. The Rocky Mount Telegram
tells of the doings of one of them, and
the telling affords some hints and sug
gestions. Here it Is;
"Cover crops are to he made a thing
of reality In Nash County this fall, ac
cording to the plans of Farm Demon
strator .losey. incidentally. If this of
fice may bring home this truth to the
fat triers of Nash county and no other
even, It will have accomplished a good
that will Justify Its existence for many
years to come. Nash County has had
an acquaintance of less than twelve
months with Mr. Josey, hut already his
work for improved farming and farm
conditions have had a telling effect,
with indications that be la just now
nti the threshold of the greater and
fuller development of his plans. As a
believer In raining on the farm that
which Ih consumed at home, Mr. Josey
Kpreads a gospel that will moan hun
dreds of thousands of dollars to the
county In the run of time."
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Will store your silver
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Fireproof Storage. /
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Some Serious Complaints Are Made
That May or May Not Re
At Least Such Are the Allegations.
Clover Hill District Claims to Have
Grievance?A Call That Conies
From the Woods.
A writer In Chesterfield County, who
claims to be a patron of tiio schools,
writes as follows: I ccrtalnly wan
immensely interested In that article in
the Industrial .Section of The Times
IDispatch on "Home and School on Kasy
Speaking Terms." Professor Coggin i
has reduced the work of the rural
school down from theory to practice
ami seems to bo making school work
well worth while. We have school
troubles in Chestorfleld County. Can
only got a teacher about half a season
although wo pay taxes enougn t-? k-?ep '
the school open the full term. We lay
our gtievnncos heforo the county super
intendent?he does not even reply: we
lay them before the chairman of the
county board and ho closcs his eyes '
and ears to our petition: we get in |
touch with the .State superintendent i
of education and we get evasive an - |
swers to pointed questions. The nost |
that we can learn is that our tax money j
was expended In othor sections In pre- |
vlous years and hence we can not have
but half a term unless we dig down in '
our Jeans and pay the teacher dlicctly I
for the oth?>r half term. The Clover!
Mill district of i ae^terfield County is
treated disdainfully by the school pow
ers of the county.
A niio.\r? VIKW
The public school Is the only Insti
tution in the land that lays a guiding
| hand on the shoulder of every child:
rsuch guidance should therefore be of
the best and It should be as constant
and full as possible. As the child now
so will the county be In a few years
| to come. Neglected children means
| negligent men and women. Idle chil
dren now. idle parents a little later.
| Weak and anemic youth means weak
I and helpless manhood and womanhood,
t The rival districts of Virginia need
more than schoolhouses; they need so
! clal and Industrial centers. Four-room
| schools with ample acreage around
them to keep the teacher for a life
| time?a permanent home during good
| behavior. <"?n the Bchool farm let's;
have model barns and buildings,
thorouschbred cattle, hogs and poultry, j
[Install a dynamo and pumping plant,
j Then will the school serve the com-|
inunlty; then will the teaching of the i
j school hold ihe boys and girls on the'
farm. As it is, our boys and girls!
are being trained for cltv life and'
activity. The desire of the children!
should he .towards the farm solidity,!
not towards the city's glitter,
j To such an industrial center every!
i patron would run a telephone wire, and!
'thus there would be a community!
j phone. He would also run a wire fori
i power, lijthl, heat; would save in j
| fuel, and mother would not have to,
spend half so much time in the hot i
kitchen. The farmer would run a mile!
j of pipe and have running water from
? the industrial center for ail purposes at
all times. '
Every Saturday we could all have a
half-holiday and get the boy s and|
girls and the men ,and women from;
near-by sections to picnic with us.j
play ball, sing, dance and be Joyful. |
And we could have farm detnonstra-!
tlons every week. In short, there is
nc limit to the activities of a real
live school In a rural community. But;
before we. can accomplish much we cer-|
tainly must have men in olFieo who are;
already awake to the great possibili
ties of an active school. At present woj
I have too many men In ofllce all too!
anxious Just to hold their Jobs, and
are but little concerned In the progress
and welfarp of young America.
[Note.?The writer of the above speaks
right front the shoulder. His name is
'on tile in the oflice of the industrial
j editor, and can he obtained if necee
jsary to add spice to the discussion.J
For Sale!
Save Money. Oft Our Price*.
for shipping corn, oats, whea*
beans, pens, seed, meal, bran, pti>'
toes, cabbage. Ice, coal, etc.
Richmond Bag Co., Inc., Richmond,
The Great Industrial School for
Nefcro Farmers at Lawrence
ville Makes Its Keport.
negro farmers doing well
One of the Institutions That Has
Hone Good Work in Virginia.
Eleventh Annual Session of Con
ference Held at the School.
LAWRK.VCKVIM.b, VA.. August ?.
? The eleventh annual session of the
St. Paul Farmers' Conference, held
here nt the St. Paul Normal hikI In
dustrial School. was full of Interest
and variety. The conference Is an or
ganization of 2.000 negro farmers and
workers, organized and fostered l.v
the school for the purpose of soclai.
material, moral and religious uplift.
Through the medium of tho conference
the great work of the school In main
taining helpful relations between the
rjices. securing better school facilities!
improving farm methods, elevation of
morals and encouraging thrift and in
creased self-respect Is carried into
every nook of the county with the re
sult that negroes of Brunswick are
aniotiR the hest behaved, most thrifty,
law-abiding and Industrious In the
The conference gives attention to
such practical and helpful things as
better methods of farming, better
homes, increasing the length of the
school term by local self-taxation,
buying land, repression of crime, pay
ment of capitation taxes, sanitation
and maintaining Rood relations be
tween the races. The county Is dl
\ Ided into conference communities
to the schools, and representatives
from these are asked to report upon
community conditions. There are four
teen questions asked embracing such
subjects as the school, the home
neighborhood morals. amount of
money raised by extending school
terms, number of acres of land bought,
number newly-built houses or remod
eled. repslred. painted or whitewash
ed; whether frame or log, number of
rooms, etc.. and upon the crop in
crease, etc.. or decrease of acreage,
soil improvement, giving of crop lines!
growing corn, raising hogs, chickens!
stock, production of milk, butter, etc.
qt KSTIONS A.\ n A \S\\ Kits
The questions are a most intrrest
inir phase of the conference's work, as
they rcflect the real life and purpose
of community activities The replies
are tllumntnating and Interesting,
showing that thtrty-f1\e new hours
had been built at a cost of from S40fj
to J1.200 and others remodeled, re
paired and paintod. Over 1,000 acres
of land purchased since last confer
ence, two new schoolhouses built hy
co-opcrative effort. $500 raised to ex
tend the school term one month. Jl.600
raised by subscription or paid in cash
for prospective new schools or for va
rious school improvements such as
new desks, industrial material, etc In
the matter of food supplies, the ques
tions brought out that more farmers
were attempting to raise food for
themselves and stock, more hogs be
ing raised and the acreage in corn
practically doubled. As to the monev
I crops, tobacco, cotton and peanuts st'll
hold first place, but more farmers are
getting away from the strictly money
crops and are diversifying their farm
Apart from the quetsions the fea
ture of the conference is the splendid
(Continued on Seventh Page~)
Richmond Lumber Co., Inc.
Fourth. Between Decatur and Stockton.
Abnormalties Must Pass;
War Must Close;
Send for our catalogue of Farms and Timbers.
Virginian-Seaboard Realty Co.,
Then My Not
Waverly, Va,
With its banking facilities, modern schools good churches, electric lights,
paved streets throughout the town, mineral springs nearby. Two railroads
?competing freight rates. Finest climate in the world.
Snacial Inducements offered to new enterprises, particularly of the
woodworking kind.
Small farms near town at reasonable prices. For Information address
Mayor and Chairman Publicity Committee.
If. A. Gray. President of Town Council.
West Point, Virginia
All that its name Implies. Doing things for West Point and all of
Write for booklet and genoral literature to tha
West Point, Va. (Port Richmond).

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