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Estimate Places Cotton Crop At 9,252,000 Bales
Prospects In East Improve Despite Decline in U. S. Production, World Output Shows Increase Washington.—The South’s cot ton crop was estimated by the de partment of agriculture at 9,252, 000 bales, an increase of 57,000 over the yield forecast a month ago. Should the final figures approxi mate the September 1 estimate, the 1934 crop would be 3,795,000 bales less than last year, 5,414,000 less than average production in the five-year period, 1928 to 1932, and the shortest since 1896 with the exception of 1921. The department noted that cot ton prospects were improved dur ing August in all states east of Alabama by generally favorable weather conditions. West of Ala bama further damage resulted from drought. Al/mr* rl-»r. rrnn forecast. the department reported a decline of 61,000 bales in world consump tion of American cotton, for the year ended July 1934. During the same period consumption of In dian cotton increased and use of Egyptian cotton reached a new high. Total world consumption, —25,094,000 running bales—was the largest since 1929-1930. The report placed the condition of the domestic crop on Septem ber 1 at 5 3.8 per cent as compared with 60.4 on August 1. This accounted for the 57,000 bale increase in total production. The yield per acre was estimated at 162.6 pounds, against 160.9 a month ago. The indicated production this vear will fall 3,748,000 bales below normal consumption of 13,000,000 and will cut materially into the 30.836,000-bale carry-over. Ginnings to September i, as re ported by the census bureau, was placed at 1,397,886 running bales as compared with 1,398,139 in the _ same period a year ago. r Drought damage has cut the prospect in Texas, the largest cot ton growing state, almost half un der last year’s 4,428,000-bale crop. The 1934 production was estimat ed at only 2,3 83,000 bales. Even greater damage has been done in Oklahoma where this year’s crop is estimated at 424,000 bales against last year’s production of 1,266,000. In Arkansas a 711, 000-bale crop is forecast as against 1,041,000 in 1931. The American people, it is said, will march to the polls November 6, but much of the marching will be done in the political worker’s automobiles. WE DO Job Printing GOOD WORK■ REASONABLY PRICED Watchman Printshop PHONE 133 ! WEEKS NEWS umvn o i n i r\ ln ■ ON GUARD— Strike breakers try ing to interfere with Miss Floyd Collins, friend of Okey O’Dell, leader of the onion work ers strike at McGuf fey, Ohio, are warn ed they’ll get some thing stronger than onions! “MEET ME AT—” In 1893 World's Columbian Expo sition visitors met at the Ferris Wheel. At A Cen tury of Progress, 1933-34, also in Chicago, the favor ite meeting place is the Havoline Thermometer be cause it can be seen from any point in the grounds and because it is centrally —--located. SCHOLARSHIP WIN HERS — W. 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The lower floor prices are of particular advan tage to consumers in farm areas, _il_ _I____ ” r -"—& r- --_ reduced by the drought. Distri butors in these areas have particul arly pressed for price differentials, and mail-order prices recognize the differentials which experience has indicated as necessary in relation to prices of similar tires sold in store outlets of mail-order houses. This differential proceeds partly from the costs, of money orders, mounting, etc., which are met by the custom er direct. In the past, five main groups of retail tire distributors existed, and these divisions have been recognized as the basis for five divisions of the retail trade. Under the new revis ion prices will be revampered all the way from 11 percent increases for first-line tires of the five largest manufacturers to 15 percent reduc toins for certain third-line tires. 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Investigation by Division I and the Division of Research and Planning indicated that small manufacturers and independent distributors were not obtaining their customary shares of the reduced volume of business. A public hearing was held on August 3, at which time the retail trade presented a request for advanced prices and differen tials. The range of new prices, while recognizing the necessity for differ ent minimum prices for different groups of distributors, has not been __• j _j J_ gvuviau^ iciijvu ujy it uiu, the pronounced rise in the cost of crude rubber since the original floor prices were determined. The new prices estimated are not market or maximum prices; but are intended as levels below which price cutting will be recognized as destructive. Minimum prices were established in May, to extend until October 1, at the urgent request of thousands of retailers, and of small manufac turers, following an extremely de structive price war. It was recog nized at the time that a consider able shift in volume was going on, in which company-owned stores, filling stations, and mass distribu tors were gaining. Minimum prices were established to prevent violent and explosive changes, and to pro vide a period for more orderly ad justment. During a truce in April, differentials were recognized and agreed upon at a conference of re- 1 tailers and manufacturers. The present differentials follow in gen eral the lines of the truce, and are based upon additional experience. Say "I Saw It In The Watchman.” DR. N. C. LITTLE Optometrist Eyes examined and glasses fitted Telephone 1571-W. 107/ S. Main Street Next to Ketchie Barber Shop. New AAA Rulings Aid Cotton Farmers The bureau of internal revenue has given ginners permission to gin and store cotton without bale tags in order to accommodate growers whose tax exemption certificates have been delayed. Later, when the certificates ar rive, they can be presented to the ginners, who will then attack the bale tags, said Charles A. Sheffield, of State College, who has charge of the cotton program in North Carolina. Sheffield warned, however, that under no conditions may the cotton be moved, opened, or sold before the bale tags have been attached as required by the Bankhead act. The tags show whether the cot ton is within the tax exempt al lotment of the grower or whether it is in excess of the allotment and, therefore, subject to the Bankhead tax of 5 0 per cent of its market value. Tags cannot be attached until exemption certificates have been presented to show the cotton is within the grower’s allotment or else the tax has been paid. Since some growers will produce more than their allotments, while others produce less, arrangements have been made for the low pro ducers to sell their surplus certifi I cates to growers who have excess dotton. By selling the certificates for less | than the amount of the tax, the under producers will be able to realize a reasonable sum on the cot ton they failed to grow and the over producer will be able to save part of the money they would otherwise have to pay in tax on their excess cotton. Practically all applications for allotments under the Bankhead act have been filed and the state allot ment board is now working three shifts of men and women a day to speed the task of checking applica tions and contracts and apportion ing the amount of cotton each grower may sell tax free. The tax exemption certificates will be is sued as fast as the allotments are Completed. Plant Gardens Now For Winter Usage Fall gardens will supply the family with fresh vegetables until late in the winter. Most of the summer crops are now gone, but the supply of vege tables can be kept up by planting fall crops in September and Octo ber, says Robert Schmidt, associate horticulturist at the N. C. experi ment station. Fall vegetables, for the most part, belong to the leafy group and re quire rich soil or heavy fertiliation to promote rapid growth. The crops should be those which can withstand the early frosts. Snap beans will mature in about SO days and may still be planted, Schmidt said. However, magnesium arsenate spray or dust should be used to control the Mexican bean beetle. It is a little late for beets, but if planted in early September they will mature in the season is good. Carrots may still be planted in good soil. Cabbage, turnips kale, must ard, broccoli, tendergreen, Chinse cabbage, lettuce, spinach, onions, and radish make good fall crops. In the mountain sections fall gardens should be planted earlier than in the Piedmont and coastal plain areas. But September is not too late planting in protected sites in the mountain areas where the soil is rich or plenty of good ferti lizer is used to stimulate rapid growth. The fertilizers should contain large quantities of quickly avail able nitrogen. The soil should be well prepared before planting. Sufficient cultivation to control grass and weeds is also necessary. Insects do their damage in the fall as well as in the summer and steps to keep then under control are important to the production of high grade vegetables. Recom mendations for spraying may be obtained from the county agent. Save All Forage For Winter Use The drouth in the corn and live stock areas of the midwest has] made it highly important that j North Carolina farmers save all | the feed and forage crops possible this year. Hardly a State in the drouth area produced enough feed to win ter its livestock.There will be a call upon the southeastern States to supply the stricken area with feed stuff, says P. H. Kime, associate agronomist at the N. C. experi ment station. Production in North Carolina would be sufficient for ordinary conditions, he said, but the State Men Men are what women marry. They have two feet, two hands, and sometimes two wives, but they never, have more than one. collar or one idea at a time. Like Turkish cigarettes, men are all made of the same material: The only difference being that some are better disguised than others. Generally speaking, they may be divided into three classes—husbands bachelors and widowers. An eligi ble bachelor is a mass of obstinacy entirely surrounded by suspicions. Husbands are of three varieties prizes, surprizes and consolation prizes. Making a husband out of a man is one of the highest plastic arts known to civilization. It requires science, common sense, faith, hope and charity. Especially charity. It is a psychological marvel that a soft, fluffy, tender, violet-scent, ed, sweet little thing like a woman should enjoy kissing a big, awk ward, stubby-chinned, tobacco and bay-rum scented,thing like a man. If you flatter a man it frightens him to death, and if you don’t you bore him to death. If you permit1 him to make love to you, he gets tired of you in the end, and if you don’t he gets tired of you in the beginning. will soon have 75,000 to 100,000 :xtra cattle to feed in addition to applying what feed it can to the Irouth States. At least two tons of forage will be needed for each animal. Kime ■ecommended that even the native grasses and other low grade forage :rops be saved. The farmers should be careful, towever, to lay away enough seed :or future use when harvesting soy beans, cowpeas, and lespedeza, as :here will be a heavy demand for :hese seed next year, he said. Cowpeas may be cut for hay iome time after the peas have been bicked. Soybeans planted in rows should be harvested for seed, but broadcast plantings seldom make >ood seed and are different to tarvest except with a combine, rherefore, he advised cutting broadcast-planted soybeans for hay. Where lespedeza has been panned or seed, the straw may be saved or forage. Although it is not so jood for hay as that cut at the broper time, it still has a higher reed value than corn stover and nany of the grass hays. This is not i good practice from a soilbuilding itandpoint, Kime observed, but is ustified under present conditions. Wheat and oat straw may be teeded for feed before the winter s over and he advocated the use of :oarse grass, pine straw, or leaves for bedding in order to save the wheat and oat straw. —Buy In Salisbury— I Some people think there is dan< [er of a "runaway” stock marke but for many people who got stun in 1929 it will be merely a sta) away market. UK. MILfcO NERVINE If you are nervous, don’t wait to get better. You may get worse. 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