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Resources ober Half Million Dollarn. M, G. Willis. President. John F. Gouldman, Jr., Cashier. Allison Land Agency REAL ESTATE Fa,rm and Timber Lands a Specialty. Business Established 1800, Fredericksburg, Va. "LEST WE FORGET.", The Smith-Coghill Shoe Co., Manufacturers' Agents and Wholesale Dealers in Boots, Shoes and Rubbers Fredericksburg Buggy Co., Incorporated. VEHICLES, HARNESS & SADDLERY. FredcrlckshurK, Vn, Germania Mills, Inc. . Manufacturers of Flour, Ford nnd Holten" Wnter-tirmind .Men!. Bell Telephone 42. FrederlckMburg, V?. ALBERTA The Coming Town. . On Virginian and fl. A. I. It. R.'ui IDIOAX/ PEACE TO LIVE AND DO BUSINESS. Write, and i will tell you how to ??eure *ltt'Ji for manufacturing or residential purponeii, OHAS. R. BARROW. Alberta, Va. 1 ppcr Pictures?The bor who mn?ir Hfty luifthel? of corn vrlih a tioat at the plow. Holo>v?.Ji.rr? II. Jloore ami the com from bin here, 22R% huithrU. DAD'SOLD RECORD BROKEN BY THEBOY (Continued From First Page.) the schools by the use of good text books?"' hesitatingly asked the teach? er. "No, not real agriculturo. Good text books give a great many valuable sug? gestions about agriculture, but the real science can only bo learned by practice upon the farm. The laws in a number of Southern States required that agriculture, should be taught in the common schools, but compliance with the law was mainly zero. The difficulty was increased by the fact that nearly three-fourths of the rural teachers were women." An educational Acre. "The difficulty was met by organiz? ing the Boys' Corn Clubs. The coun? ty superintendent of public Instruction and the rural teachers select the boys and organize the clubs. Tho farmers' co-operative demonstration work of the United States Department of Ag? riculture furnishes the plan and the instructors; the teacher sees that each hoy thorottghly understands them, and tho county farm demonstration agents! assist in supervision of the field work. ) Bach boy takes one aero upon his j father's farm and works it under the instructions, and at tho end of the season he must furnish a complete ac? count of each field operation and Its cost, for tho prize Is for the largest yield at the lowest cost per bushel. "The bankers and merchants furnish the prizes.. There is also a special honor prize. Tho boy who wins in his county is awarded a. diploma by the Governor of the State. The boy who stands highest in the State Is given a free trip to Washington, and Is awarded a diploma by the secretary of agriculture. "The Boys' Corn Clubs have accom? plished more than was deemed possible. They have taught the boys how to study agriculture and how to apply written Instructions to the farm. They have given the boys a new and larger view of the possibilities of the soil, and they are filled with an ambition to become great farmers because they have achieved something of note and thoy see n great future in the voca? tion. The boy In the club has learned one thing well and he will strive for the rest. "There is more In this Boys' Corn Club work than merely learning how to produce a good crop of corn; it has suddenly transformed boys into men and In some cases Into heroes. It has also been a most potent Instrumental? ity in influencing their fathers to adopt bettor methods. There are some farm? ers who will not accept a modern sys? tem of farming. They porsisf in using Implements and methods antiquated n thousand years ago. But when their boys make a great corn crop and bring home the prizes, they mellow and 'come across.' " The boys have solved the problem of cheaper food for tho masses?more corn and how to raise It. Nine South? ern States?Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Ijoulslana, Arkansas and Texas?produced In 1910 over 168,000, 000 bushels more corn than In 1909. To ?iC.22"> boys In the clubs, studying and making corn, is due a large measure; of credit for the achievement. Here's Corn-Growing ??r Von. ; The Boys' (J?rn Club work for 1910 Is .showing some wonderful yields. In one club of forty-eight boys in Missis? sippi the average was ninety-two bushels per acre,. Nineteen boys in South Carolina received certificates from the government for great yields. Many boys in the different States?pro? duced over 150 bushels per acre, and a few went beyond 200 bushels to the acre. Jerry II. Moore, of Florence, South Carolina, fifteen years of age, son of a country Methodist preacher, holds the record for the highest yield for the yc-ar,^22S 3.-! bushels, weighed and measured by throe responsible men. t. Where teachers did not organize a club. In some eases the field agent of the Farmers' Demonstration work or? ganized them. .lames II. Kelly, of Aleolu, South Carolina, formed, a club, and in his final report gave the fol? lowing instance: "One boy in our club was very anxi? ous to work an acre In corn. Ills fath? er gave him one on condition that ho dig out tho pine stumps and pay all expenses After tho boy had gotten out nearly all the stumps In the field, tho father took that aero and gave him another, upon the same condition. The bo* went to work, cleaned this now field and plowed It. Then I advised him to plow again. When the boy wanted some fertilizer his father re? fused to permit him to buy until I went security and promised to make good all losses. If any. The boy** corn was measured this week and made eighty-four bushels to the acre. His father's corn on three sides of the I hoy's, made nino bushels per acre When the corn was weighed and the father's went to the pigs and the son's sold for seed corn at $2 per bushel, the father changed'front. It was rich to hear him talk about hie son's crop. He said if he had known how to make j corn twenty years before he would I have had decent clothes now and be ! rated as somebody." A <;irl loru-firouer. In Clarendon county. South Carolina, there was 142 members in the Boys' Corn Club, and the average of all was sixty-two bushels per ncre. One little girl, fourteen years old, Hannah Plow den, of Manning, South Carolina, want I ed to Join* the club. She made 120 bushels and was lionized by her neigh? bors. Among other honors, the county sent her to the great corn exhibit ut Columbia, South Carolina. While thero t a stalwart Senator was introduced tr her and remarked that he felt like hugging any girl that could accomp? lish so much, and hanteringly said. "1 know a dozen boys In my county who wnnt to marry you." The girl replied, "There are a hundred boys waiting down in Sumur county." At Rogers, Ark., Earl Hopping, a boy fifteen years old, joined the Boys' Corn Club, but his father waB unable j to fiurnish him a horse or mule to work his acre, and he broke a goat to harness and did all the work with it. Note, in the accompanying picture, the I determined look of the boy, in which j the goat shares. Also observe the plow adjusted to the goat and the ! cart for hauling fertilizers. I paused a moment in my rapid out | line of the Boys' Corn Club work. given much as 1 have given it hero i and the teacher remarked: "How in i tercsting! I should like to learn thc yield of corn per acre of some of the boys." "I will give you the names of the I winners of the first prize in each State," I replied. Here is a duplicate of the list I handed her, giving the names and addresses of the winners of the trip to the capital of their ! country, and also the yields of their respective acres and the cost per bushel: llughey A. Harden, Banks, Ala., 110 bushels, 32 cents per bushel. Ira Smith, Silver, Ark., 110 bushels. S cents por bushel. Joseph Stone, Center, Ga? 105! 5-8 bushels, 20 cents per bushel. Stephen G. Henry, Melrose, xja., 130 8-10 bushels. 13.6 cents per bushel. William Williams, Deeatur. Miss., 116 4-7 bushels, 18 cents-pef bushel, W. .Ernest Starnes, Hickory, N. C, 14(5 2-7 bushels, 33 cents per bushel. Floyd Gayer, Tishomingo, Okla., 05 1-12 bushels, 8^ cents per bushel. Jerry H. Moore, Winona, S. C, 228 3-4 bushels, 43 cents per bushel. Norman Smith, Covlngton, Tenn., 125 1-2 bushels, 37 cents per bushel. Win. Rodgers Smith, Karnes City, Tex., 83 1-0 bushels, 13 2-3 cents per bush at. Maurice Olgers, Sutherland, Va., 1G8 tjusheis. 40 cents per bushel. In addition a second prize was given front South Carolina, and one from tho .Sixth Alabama Congressional District These were won by: Archie Odom, Bennettsvilie, S. C. 177 3-4 bushels, 23 cents per bushol. John Williams, Tiuscaloosa, Ala., 83 3-4 bushels, 40 cents per bushel. "There are points in that list worth, noting, aside from the remarkable jlelds," I pointed out to my visitors. "Von will note that the extraordinary yield of Jerry Moore was secured at a greatly increased cost per bushel. This follows past experience that excesslvu yields are not so profitable as medium' yields. Probably 100 to 125 bushels j to the acre, on an average, yield a larger net income than 200 bushels or over. The product of Archie Odom, 177 3.-4 bushels at 23 cents per busnel Is really more of an achievement than that of Jerry Moore, 22S 3-4 bushels at 43 cents. "You observe that the yield on' the J boys' fields is far in excess of th? men's demonstration farms. .The rea I son is that' tho boys follow instruc? tions closoly; tho men think they know how to make a corn crop, and they urc guided largely by a personal experi? ence of little, value." ICvcrjbody Help?. "The crop of corn produced in a State ban been affected more readily by the work with tho >??yn than with ,tho men. When, thn 'uoy -wing, tho father. f ROANOKE, VA. Capital.$300,000.00 Surplus. 300,000.00 Profits und Reserve Funds, 150,000.00 "YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED." Shenandoah Hotel KOAXOltfS, VA? VV. T. Barbonr, Manager. European Plan. Bates $1 and Up Per Day. New Addition, fiS rooms. US rooms connected with Baths, and Running Water in all of them. 101 Booms in all. SUFFOLK W. S. Cross Co., Inc. Suffolk, Va. Fruits and Produce CnbbBKC and I'otntoe* n Specialty. Wanted?at Highest Market Prices? Field Peas, Turkeys and F.ggs. The Shoop Withers Co. Suffolk, Virgini" LYNCHBURG Established 1S67. American National Bank bynehhurg, Va. Cnpltal, - - saOO.OOO .Surp Ihm. - - 9140.000 R. F. Bopes. President. R. p- Apperson. Vice-Pres. .1. K Nicholas. Cashier, NEWPORT NEWS Chapia Nelms & Bowen, Inc., Established 1890. Real Estate, Insurance, Loans1 Correspondence Solicited. 2517 Washington Avenue, NcfTport New*, Vn. Citizens & Marine Bank Newport \ New?, Va. Pays 4?/o Interest on Savings Accounts Schmelz Brothers, Newport P?>iT?, Va. mother, sisters and neighbors soon j know It and become converts." "It la a wonderful work. The magni? tude of it is scarcely conceivable," ex? claimed both visitors. "Does the De? partment of Agriculture do all this for the people, without aid?" "By no means," 1 replied. "In Vir? ginia Governor Mann and State Super? intendent of Public Instruction Eggle ston are most influential supporters, and the State government is back of the boys* corn movement. In North Carolina and Georgia tho State col? leges of agriculture are co-operating financially and InMuentially; in South Carolina the State Commissioner of Agriculture is a most efficient sup? porter,* and that State directly gives aid; In Alabama. Mississippi. Louisiana and Arkansas the State colleges of ag- j rlculture, the State commissioners of ' agriculture and the superintendents of! public instruction are efficient co-op? erators. In Oklahoma and Texas tho agents of the Farmers' Co-operatlvn Demonstration Work organize tho j clubs. The national Department of Ag- ; riculture does much, but everybody helps." "It must cost a large sum of money," remarked the teacher. "Not as much as you would suppose. The General Education Board of New York contributes liberally; States, coun? ties, corporations and individuals lend linanclal aid and have reduced tho ex i pen3cs to 30 cents for each boy's farm that Is worked under demonstration." "The whole story sounds like a fairy tale," said the teacher. "Are you sure It's real?" "It is intensely real to tho boy who tolls under a sultry sun six days In the. week to work his acre, and In silent so? licitude watches Its growing on Sun? day:, it Is a welcome conclusion to the doubting father; It is the fruition of a dream to tho fond mother; It Is simply a ? novel to such as hear tho tale, but never saw the boy." School Desks Old Dominion Floor Dressing, Virgo- j plate Blackboards, School Bookcases, Historical and Classical Pictures. Ota Dominion Heating and Ventilating System I Maps, Globes, Charts, Wire Window I Guards and all articles needed in schools and colleges. Virginia School Supply Co. No. 18 Bontth Ninth Street,' a _ tlicbmood* To, , Pace & Markley , Real Estate Brokers and Bankers . FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS. ~l\ Estates Managed. >~1 Honnokc, Vn, Ronnoke, V?. Fred E. Foster, Prop. Chas. A. Ball Co., Real Estate Brokers No. 5 W. Campbell Ave., Rnannkr, Vn. 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