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THIS MOJTROE JOTRXAL TITSH. T, AVC.THT 10, 1920. FIGHT PAGES ATITUL ENEMIES DESTROY ARMY WORMS. SAYS CONRAD! W, lor led ) )lle the C. nJ, rat' tin-B to- ! p, A. i aa , to ras, B on i pie the InS ind ith o a by .77 K. and W. ine, 1 and rhg two lay- ed rltb fol . to :um .40 i at chs, and urk nee InK. i or red. ivell n a rom one ne-bal- por 120. r. -Ill orse .td., eou- BUCK NEWTON DRAWS THE BIGGEST CROWD IN AN SOX trnuwia College Professor Doesn't Kerm to Be Very Much Worried Cher Invasion in South Carolina. From The Anderson. S. C. Mail.) "There it no use to worry about he army worms at present," said Professor Conradt, head of the en- omology department of the exten sion service of Ciemson college this norning. "The infestation here eerus to be a light one. and the wrasltc, natural enemies of the forms are well developed. They will llspose of the worms far quicker than ve could do It." Professor Conradl came to Ander son at the urgent request of certain armers who telephoned Ciemson col ege when they found their cotton tnd alfalfa patches pref "ell over- un with the pest. Ho : to An rson at once to examine the worm fend to see whether or not there ai tny use in starting artlflcal methods o tr to kill the worms, or whether r not-it would be best ti let nature ake its course. "My advice at the present," said Professor Conradl, "is to do nothing. The parasites will dispose of the worms before they do very much lamage." , Professor Conradl probably knows nore about bugs and insects than my other man in South Carolina and ils explanations to farmers and oth ers are such that the farmer readily inderstands the problems the chief is uttemptlng to explain. The army worm develops from ggs which are layed by a moth, very Similar to the ordinary candle fly ind this moth lays hundreds of eggs, ach egg producing a worm of extra- lirdlnafy appetite, and which literally k-at3 its way through a crop. The miltipllration of the pest is so rapid hat if other parasites did hot prey ipon the worm Itself, Its control kould probably be out of the ques ion. Fortunately, a little fly can kill he worm quicker than they can mul Iply. This fly Is commonly known is the red tailed fly and is dis inguished from the ordinary house fly by the brownish colored tall and irownish head. The fly is very active ind is a clever hand at killing the worms. His method of killing worms is to lay his egg on the worm, the gg soon hatching end bringing forth ;i smaller worm which devours the irmy worm and turns into another fly capable of laying countless other 'ges on worms. The fly la clever. It lays Its eg n the buck of the worm, and places t In such posi:ion that the worm can not bite i(, or scrape It off. The eg Is enslly seen, and looks like a Utile white dot upon the back or phe v.Qim. The Incubation of lavae f the fly Is rapid and In a few days, lot only is the worm killed, but an ithcr fly, capable of killing thousands if other worms Is hatched out and Marts Its own work of multiplying. hhortly, the flies so outnumber the worms that there are not sufficient korun for the files to lav eggs upon. The fly then lays tnoro than one egg on each ovorni, but rarely is the ase that a fly will lay more than me csg on each worm, when there ire plenty of worms on which to eed. "The army worm," snld Professor f onradl, "Is not especially fond of o:ton. Figurately speaking. If you iad a banquet for army worms, and ill the crops of the farm on the table lind offered Mr. Army Worm some cotton, he'd likely decline and ask tils neighbor to please pass the vetch, r some crag grass, or other vogela lon. However, if there was nothing lse. he'd eat the cotton to keep from Marvin. There are many forms of vegetables that the army worm pre- ers, but when starvation faces him, Bie'lt eat cotton. "Lots of farmers have a seemingly heavy Infestation In a fteld of al falfa with cotton or.ly a few feet away. A road or a path may be letween the two and the farmer Is llsrouraged for he can. see no hope f killing out the millions of worms n his alfalfa patch before they cross iver to his cotton. When the para site Is at work, there is little damage o be expected. The Infected worms hardly have sufficient strength to cross over to the cotton and would biot climb up and destroy cotton If he succeeded in getting across this hot space of ground that was com- iparr.tlvely without vegetation." Farmers have stated that they have had outbreaks of the worm and that from millions of them in a small patch, they have seen them suddenly go away. The worms did not crawl away, but. the work of the fly prey ing upon them is what killed off the worms faster than they could breed. Worms have been found practi cally all over the slate. In a very heavily infested region some time ago, Professor Conradl was called to help flgflt. them. He went into the field and examined the worms, say ing nothing about his examination or his findings. When the anxious farm ers asked what they must dojAe told nI(flth?M to do nothing at all, that within d iflten days they would doubtless all be gone, seeing millions or the worms, the farmers thought that the chief was crazy, but at the end of the tlnie the worms were gone and the farm cm were at a loss to explain where they had gone. The parasite had do ic Its work and done it well. Army worms have been found In many soe'ions of the country. They are scattered over different spots and up until the present t!iue have done practically little datr-age. Some dam ago, of course has been done, but It Is tlight. How He a Klllctl. A small boy, taking an examina tion In American history, handed In the following composition: "General EraUdock was kl'led In the Revolutionary W ar. . He had three horses r.hot under him wid the fourth went through his clothes." tt the end of an Indiana marriage reien'ony, the bride auvsncea grare- fully to the rlergyi.iau officiating, anil requested him to announce the hymn : "Thl'i Is the way I have lung sought.' I The iiqiu' t was touiplUd .'th. ' He Had a Lsrgrr Audience Than the Noted Educator, and the Negro String Band. By ELIJAH L. SMITH, to the Wades bo ro Anonslan. The adage, "It takes all sorts of folks to make a world," was never more forcibly impressed on my mind than It was Saturday In Wadesboro. Prof. J. H. Hlghsmith. one of the brightest stars In the educational fir mament of North Carolina, was bill ed here to speak on an all-Important subject, to a set of people that might readily be looked upon as the best learned, class in the country, and as it was a chance to get something for nothing. It seemed that 1 Just had to hear it or burst. Mr. Highsmith's discussion of edu cational needs of the people was sim ply grand, it being supplemented by impressive remarks by Prof. W. C. Bivens. Prof. Williamson, Messrs. Ratlin". Cameron, Mrs. Ader, Mrs. Redfearn and others. On coming down street from the speakfhg, I discovered something that seemed to be a solid mass of human bodies. An investigation proved it to be another audience and a speaker. The speaker turned out to be Anson's "home talent," Buck Newton. Flat footed on the street, in the shade of the Parsons Drug Store, Mr. "Buck" held his audience as firm as Mr. High smith, Mr. Hoke Smith, Senator Smith or any other Smith. One might have thought the honor of Mr. High smith's office, the Importance of his theme, his acknowledged ability as a speaker and the fact that it was ad vertised two weeks ahead of the "home talent" might have given him all the advantage of the crowd. But not so. Buck's physical appearance, his humorous nature, the publicity if his stage, and the fact that "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men," gave the home talent man l.iuch the advantage of the school man in drawing a crowd. So It hap pened that of the two crowds "Buck" had the larger. His audience was com posed of men from every rank and station,' from colored street cleaners to lawyers and bankers. Only a little farther down street. I noticed something else that had the appearance of a colored string band or a ball nine, grouped around a store door. Oil Hearing them I found it to be only a crowd of young colored men and boys In a hvddle together spinning yarns and cracking Jokes. Some of them had gained much wis dom of "some kind" by their connec tion with crimes, law-suits, guard houses and jails, and by their .much roaming could tell something abnu; the Old World and the New. Looking across the street I fpied what seemed to be quite a different kind of coiupr.ny. It was a colored minuter and an elderly colored man. Being acqna'nted with the minister, I approached and asked to know who his friend could be. He informed me that It was Uncle Dald Gaddy. Uncle David went on to tell me something about himself in which I was much Interested. He said he had never had a law suit nor had ever been a wit ness in one, had never seen In a guard house and had no Imagination of how It looks inside of a jail. Said he was boin and reared In Gulledge town ship, that he was about sixty years of age, and that only on the day be fore he. for the first time In his life, had ridden on a railroad train. After considering the various char acters to be met within such a short time within so small a space, I was forced to exclaim, "Surely it does take all sorts of folks to make a world." UALTIMOKK PAPER CIVIC NORTH CAROLINA A KOOST fSt I. M a we i r"t a. i nd4 tiifl A Review of Conditions in Tills State During the Paot Fifty Years Shows IUmiuu kiible Progreew. (From the Baltimore Sun.) Only a little more than fifty years ago North Carolina was desolated by war, woefully poverty-stricken, pros trate under the heel of thieving car petbaggers and negroes, supported by Federal troops. The State had lost more men In the war than any other, Its slave property was gone, Confed erate money, virtually the only circu lating medium, had become worth less; there was little to sell to secure it, for the able-bodied men had been fighting and the negroes were cele brating their freedom by loafing and talking politics. The outlook was dreary in the extreme. In the fiscal year just ended June 30 North Carolina paid Federal taxes of $169,206,000, which was doubtless more than, the entire wealth of the State, outside of land, In 1870. "The Maryland district, which In cludes Deleware and the District of Columbia, paid only' $120,752,457. Texas, Ave times as large as North Carolina and with about double the population, paid $103,000,000. Geor gia, called the "Empire state or tne South," paid $42,665,000, and Ten nessee $36,138,100. The North Carolina figures are all the more remarkable because the State has no larpe cities, none in the class of Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas, Richmond or even Norfolk or Savannah. It has no big seaports. lis largest town Is Winston-Sakra. of 48,000 population, with Charlotte somewhat smaller, and Wi'nilngton, Raleigh and Ash v. lit conr iilerably so. But its per or.pits wrUth Is larger than that cf an v other southern state, and It Is buying automobiles, it Is said, at'the rate of $50,000,00 a year, me na sis of Its property Is, of couse, to- br.cco and cotton; both the growing and manufacture; lumber and truck farming. North Carolina has the oldest state nniversty in America, its charter dating from 1798. The state's ap propriation for maintenance and building Is about '$200,000. The Alumni Review. In pointing out lis inadequacy, says, under the head of 'V.-isoline and Culture.' "At rwnt North Carolina has E4 cen's per inhabitant inverted in uni virrjty properties and $50 rer In habitant invested in automobiles. "In 125 years we have built up a u'uivemity final w:th 3,:tC,0lt0. The Magnitude of This UNPHKEDffJTED AUGUST CLEARANCE SALE Is Shown By These Figures $35,557.40 W- $17,778.75 OPENING DAY OF THIS SALE This shows the enormous magnitude of this sale and the great saving to the people we serve. Even after these enormous sales the magnitude of our enormous stock is not affected. You can make a Saving of One-Half, One-Third, One-fourth By taking advantage of this sale and purchasing your furniture needs now. There is no indication that there will be any decline in furniture and rugs and if you do not buy now you will pay double later. Our friends and customers all over the Carolinas took us at our word and came to our store by the hundreds and saved this enormous sum on their first day's purchases. HEREWITH IS A PARTIAL LIST OF THE FURNITURE BARGAINS WE OFFER: DINING ROOM SUITS AT ONE-HALF PRICE. RUGS AT ONE-HALF PRICE. I run niT VrUti lrk I extra fine, h.indmmu'lv carved, Italian di-i inn suites In mahoRany 12 pieces .......... S2.T00.00 11.350.00 1J AxmlmVter ruKa. 9x13 MiW 4ltm 1 very handsome walnut uite. It.tllan dcsUn. . wm ' im.00 100.00 tu riocl -v r, ;a a-m-m t2mM w n mm 1 extra heavy carved mahogany xuito with wi,m . , m 0t IIO.OO vasea. 1 J P..K- ............ ...... m99 1.100.00 J J!lt,o;n , .V.'.V.V.V.V.V.V.V . dim Lm 1 Herkey & Clay Chlpp.ndale walnut :. so Lome velvet, IxtS HMMI ai.Wl 12 pieces 3.000.0.) 2.400.00 -5 l.erne velvet. HsSxlO-S 70.00 55.00 1 extra heavy Uoorglmi Kuite, brown malm. .Q c.Iohmerc 9xi2 nMo Hh.00 ' 2 ' V -00-00 000 0 9 to hmere ruV, xVx o.i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 8(1.00 1 William and Mary brown mnhiny Kuite, lt .j;.on 912 1.1 00 07.50 10 pie,-,. ................ l.naO.00 750.0a ,7 ,;.; (.lart; vutor VruhV fl:.lj '!!.'.' 2ir.ni) I.VMlO 2 very tine C hlppendult! nuitc. will J mahoKu".y. 20 K,F.t;.,,;'lx ,. rliKii 9xl2 ,;;) no 47.00 2 64- n.h round rxtenalim tahlea 140.00 ,0.00 u , j, D 00 1 4 S-lm h round brown mi.hoa.,v exfnMoa ,5 5l, r73 tle . IJrt.OJ 63.00 f. fi , Bi-, 1 54-i.H-h Villi.,m and .Mary brown mah.any 7 Cli , 4 T.6 7.75 4.0-1 extension f'Me 110.00 70.011 - ,.0,M0 Z, ,f , .,. , aw 3 00 t.M 2 Sl-lnth W illiam and Mary walnut extension j, vex , ' 8 ,tYy,' " " 24 2 I0 0! tlU IIOf.0 70.00 ,J c' .J N,J 1 1 1 ' i M U M REFRIGERATORS AND PORCH FURNITURE AT ONE- is "c : ivso 10.00 J4I F PRirF OikiiCil .-n '.'., hiiTf tit'.l Mii.'ill Kites, fimti $73.00 to $1,200.00 tiAi-r riiv.t. );. 3 1(,ir tv.; i)lM.;i.ti T enamel lined refrlRnratorH, 30-!b. ice ca pacity 9 SO.OO $ 13 0O , top lelng, 45-lb. Ice capacity 8H.00 10.00 BEDROOM FLKMTLRE. 6 top U-inn, enamel lined refHrfcratnri, 70-lb. Ice capacity (li).oo 30.oo .t Onj-IiJf Price, One-Thud end Or.c-Fou.nh OU. 3 top icing enamel lined refrigerator!, 60-lb. ice capacity 48.00 24 CO front-door icing, enumel lined rcfrlgi latora, 2 bro-vn mahot'iny b?d I 100.00 $ PO.OO 75-lb. Ice capacity 07.5O 83.73 2 b; ( wn r-iiliopiiiy buvc.iui to m uch I7.V00 87.50 11 iront-door Icing Leonard refrlK"ratorK, 2 brown m iln''.! y 1 hiOfonlern to 11; tcH .... 130.00 73.00 enameled lined, 125-lb. Ice n paclty 00.00 45.00 15 Oftc'm.nr i-VU ;.U':vch-i ' 40.00 20.00 10 Leonard cleanable porcelain lined re- 2 I ruvr. una Pi 1 any to! t f.bl' to n:uiii .... 100.00 , 50.00 frigcratorii, 90-lb. ico caparliy 112.00 38.00 1 brown malfcgaay cM:T.:.n -r 125.00 62.50 LIVINGROOM AND HALL FURNITURE AT ONE-HALF. , mah(; ,y U(rk(J. & Cli, bu ,alI wi'lU 1 Colonial aolld mahognnv gooseneck davenpart, green iwiii-b'ds t MMch 000.00 43!).0(l donlm $ 130.00 1 lady-a chair, blue damask I2Y00 1 extra fine VVIlUni -.,1 Maiy l.ed oom u.te. 1 blue mohair, .Md mahngnny arm chair 17.YC0 walni-t, 7 pi.v. k t.i m:tch 1.4..0.00 .-3.00 1 Hidld mahogany high back chair, tapestry teat ar.d 1 Kerkev ft Civ n:'l. maaocunj be.Umm, nutte. lW,.?dm.hogar. MM 000.00 450.00 1 large easy upholstered m at and back c'.u:!.'. ro.si? '"r . . . , , , damask 140.00 1 C.Mrglaa tr.plc giaK! toilet table, brown ma- 12 eolld mahogany colonial rockera, g-eon tapctry 73.00 hogany . . . . 130.00 73.00 10 2-plece davenport uite 400.00 J pt: folon'al toilet ti.ble. large ki", ila.K arm chairs to match 1. 100.00 red mahpary 1G0.00 80.00 20 aolld mahogany cune eat and back rocker 88.00 2 large l'rlrces-. drc: . rs wah cx.ra. laige 12 nolld mahogany arm chairs to match SB.00 mirrors -5.00 1I-.; J 10 Overstuffed UavenporU 1 ctr lurKe mahogany bureau 200.00 100.00 Parker-Gardner Company "CAROLINAS GREATEST FURNITURE STORE" CHARLOTTE, N. C. CHARLOTTE, N. C. In ten years we have bought $100, 000.000 worth of motor cara. "We are buying mofor cars faster than any other state In the union, pays the National Automobile Cham ber of Commerce $50,000,000 worth a year. A hundred and forty thou sand dollars worth a day, including Sunday. "We are skyrocketing toward the top of the automobile column. "We could Just aa easily have 5,000 as 1,500 Bti'deuts hers If only the State would provide too facili ties." The agricultural and mechanical college, with a large attendance, and also a state institution, is not con nected with the university. It is Interesting to note that, while Maryland lins no state univer sity, It l giving to Its pta'q college and to higher educational inf iu;tioi:t twice as much as North Carolina ap propriates for Its university. Vlnrlng Datew ,y KvetiM. (From The Type Metal Aiagaiine.) Every town and person has cortain events from which It dates things. 1 For Instance, a good i::any years atro In ladlanapol',, it wai cummaiy to place a date about as follows: "Oh, that was three years beforo the Academy Of Music Wur'icd down." Tbe-e is a predominant event la the life cf every community or pr fon that fom the calendar re.'koa infe 4u't oi the liueiigbl whan rt comes to recording time. In Bowling Green, Ohio, the peo ple say: "That happened about a year af ter the oil boom." In Wall Street you hear men re-f-r to an event as occurring so nianv years after the Grant Bnd Ward Fail ure, or Blpck Friday. All of which is a rambling pro logue to the fact that events In Brad ford. Pennsylvania, are dated as so iminv vcarl Muln Ttt htlt thf rtlhf I at billiards." I Now Doc Is a good friend of our, 'ar.d a good scout into the bargain. ! therefore we omit his name. But If icver go to Bradford, he will be point !fd out to you von before they fhow 'you ' srrt where Coal Oil Johnny i 'three, ftva dollar gold pieces to the 'crowds, j Pec v.!r a billiard shark. ! HJ could, according to hancers-on ,'at the Option House, "clem l:p any lo,!v In town wl'h one hand tied bc jhinil him.,M j Ioc had met and vanquished evrry ; billiard player In the surrounding j country aa far as Buffalo, j One taiay Saturday aftf rnoim, Doo was piayinjr hil-ai:d-ni!s fames with ihliiHelf in Hie billiard room over the ! Hilly Hoi!so in Bradford. Now and tn he "put a li(tl Enslish on it." I Ii was o!;ervd that an individual nearby looked on with watering mouth and Jealous eye. This iudivMual was very evidcatly jfrot'i the country. I He wore store clothes, and .when he occasionally pulled a handkerchief from his pocket to mop his face, It was noticed that the handferchlef vm blue. The good doctor In a kindly voice urged the farmer to shoot a game with hlin. I The latter protested that he knew nothing of the game,' but Doct told lil m we all have to learn some time, so the farmer chalked a cue and very laboriously banged away ,at an Ivory ball. j Doc being of a humorous turn of ninn, me larmer was uuowru 10 win four games straight. Real money, too but Doc Jif-ld him down to cif'rs. Winking at h".H frlcn-N nearby, Doc let the farmpr win aw.!i. ) Again the fan.icr urged the placing of a real' bet. I "No." said Doc, "I won't at least not now. It's time to eat. If you rcplly want to bet money, though, fhow up here about eight to-night." "I cot a long way to go," answered . thti fau.ier, "and the roads Is bad. I'll be here at eight o'clock sharp." Whereupon Doc went downshtalrs aid telephoned to his friends to come In and watch hltu trim a rube at bil liard". I "By cracky!" boaRted the farmer, "I hud a run o luck here this after noon. I b'lifve I got a natural-born , knack for this here game. I bet as 'hirh dK a f lei pie I can beat this man I litre te-nlgbt " "Well, how high Is tho steeple?" answered Doc, who had just shoul dered his way to the front of the little crowd. Winking at his friends, who en couraged the 1oor farmer with word 'of approval. Doc finally managed to I get bets of five hundred dollars a side at even money posted with tho j cashier. . ! Then things began to happen, j "Excuse me a second, gentlemen." said the rube, slipping on" his "store j clot lies" coat and displaying a bv.iu ,tlful silk shirt, "Just excuse me a second" here he pulled a suit ca-a ifroni beneath a table "untill I get :my Jointed, cue." ) And while the crowd lonkwi on : w i t h drooping Jaws, the rube hooked 'his cue together and ran olt 128 balls 'without a nilr.hap. I Finally he got to do!ng fanry stunts, isiich as making shots over his shoul ! der backwards with the aid of a pocket mirror and at last missed. Doc 'muffed his first shot. The rub pocketed, the slake, lit a cigarette and picked up his suitcase. , At the door he turned. "Gentlemen. I thank you for an evening's entertainment," be'said., "I 'go to Cornell, but I like the ivory balls a lot, and have often played .lake !!:arffer a tie game. Now and then I go out and pick ;;p a little extra coin tlm wny. So long. Doc!" And that's whv fvenis itTBradfort date from "the time Lee jlayed fcil Urd with the rube."