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Sweet Potato Growers Urged
To Consider Certified Seed β* UiUIO UORE WILLIAMS — The Young Farmers Club of the Williams Township Community met last Thursday night in the school agriculture building. Richard Gettys and Henry Webb, seed specialists from Cukcr Seed Farm Hartsville, S. C. were guest speakers. Using slides and movies to augment their respective lectures, the pair related information on new and standard corn, cot ton and soybean varieties. Gettys released information compiled from Official N. C. State College Corn perform ance tests conducted during 1961 and 1962. Coker 71 had the highest yield, 110 bushels per acre; Coker 67, 106 and the ever popular Dixie 18 yielded 105 bushels per acre. Other leading corn varieties tested and their yield per acre were Funk G-745, 104; Dixie 82. 102; Wagwood 300, 101; NC 270, 100; McNair 444, »8; Britt 33. »8; McNair 444A. 96; Funk G-730A. 96; Edmond 121, 94; Pioneer 309B, 92; Speight D-14, 92; NC 288, 91; NC 27, 90; NC 46, 84; and Best X3. 81 bushels per acie. White grain varieties in cluded Coker 811 A, 113; Cok er 911. 107; Coker 811. 102 and Dixie 29. 93. New Soybean Webb related information ami tacts on the new Coker's Hampton Soybean variety be ing released for planting the first time this year. I The Hampton is medium j tall and erect with excellent | resistance to lodging, with the j pod color gray, pubescence on ι a brown pod. The new bean matures 2-6 ' days later than Jackson, but escapes early fr«»st damage. It is able to wait on the combine in case of bad weather and has excellent shatter resist- ] ance. Recommended planting time ; is between May 20 and June | 10. This may vary with the soil type, however. Yields in 1962 were com mon at 40-55 bushels per acre ι with yields of 71 bushels re ported. Hampton is superior to oth- , er varieties in oil content and · its seed are medium-sized, | slightly larger than Jackson. „The new soybean variety is' resistat)^^)|Ay5tviiaj^ pustule, ! wildnrel^argetspot ~arul Tfog qye; this line of resistance be- j ing the best of adapted variet- I ics. / Recommended fcrtilizat i υ η for the Hampton is 300-500 | pounds of 0-10-20 with a soil : pH of 6.0-6.5. Seed should be ' treated and innoculated and i planted with adequate moist ure. Cotton Varieties Another new variety, a late season variety, Coker's Stuart, was damaged in tests by un usually early frost last year and will not be released this year . Speaking of cotton, Webb said that in a 3-county test in North Carolina last year, that thi new Carolina Queen was . highest yielder overall with a 889 pounds per acn average. 'n. ??u*h Carolina. Auburn 56 yielded 1016 pounds of lint Per acre and Carolina Queen yielding 1045, Dixie King. 911 and Rex. 979. The« are the •verage performances of tests it five locations in South Car olina. Carolina Queen features in clude: a strong, erect stalk with excellent resistance to lodging; medium thin size« leaves easy to defoliate; earl iest Coker yet released, bolls are me'Mum oblong, 70-74 per pound an.. e.%c. Unit wit» very good storm ri„mcr staple length 1-1/16" to 1 3/32' average; lint percent 39 to 41'<; fiber quality above average grades; consistently higher yields than standard varieties in the Southeast; good resistance to Fusarium wilt and root knot nematodes. Other features include easy hand picking and excellcnr for machine harvesting qualities with above average clcanabil it.v. Seeds are medium size with strong coat, ideal for precision pldntiug; and gener ally adjust to wide rang" of onvironmental conditions an<1 production practices. Meetings The meeting of the Young Farmers Club of the Williams Township Community in Apr il will feature a program on insecticides with the Mav meeting to be a tour of the hog farm and fertilizer plant nt Aome-Delco. Indications Show 1963 Yam Acres Down 5 Percent Grower's intentions on Mi>r ch 1 indicate there will be 210,100 acres of sweetpotatocs planted in the nation this year, five percent less than the 221,800 acres planted in 1062 and 13 percent less than the 1957-61 average according to figures just released by the U. S. Department of Agricul ture. Most major producing States j and several minor ones have I sUfcaUer aoreages indicated fo»· j 1963 than were planted in | 1962. These States include New ! Jersey, Virginia, North Caro- I lina, Georgia Kentucky, Ten- I ncssee, Alabama. Louisiana, i Texas, New Mexico, and Cr«! ifornia. Figures were not im- 1 mediately available for South ' Carolina; however, the USDA ' indicn-ted that in states other than those listed sweet potato acreage is expected to be a bout the same as it was in 1962. I If indications are carried out and 210,100 acres nre planted, production based on an average with an allowance for trend would be 17.5 mil lion cwt. Love For Living whitest day. ■Vere just three days apart," wrote a poet. Letand 8c κ art llungrrpiller 'But Calvary and Easter Day. Earth's blackest day. and But how long, <>h. how long, those three days must have teemed to the disciples and •there who loved Jesus! Suτο ν it was then Peter learned that "one day is with the Lord <8 ι thousand years." I have wondered how that blackosi •v ot history came to bo known as Good Friday. After years of pondering this. I think is must have been b..·- j cause it was the day DEATH ! DIED. Jesus our Saviour was ! crucified. The Son of Mary ! died, but in so doing the Son of God provided the cure for SIN, my sin and your sin. Jesus killed death for all who deny self and in faith follow Him. He had told His disciples that He "must suffer many things," but they never dream ed He must suffer death on | the cross. Surely their Master, whom they had seen raise men from the dead could and would protect Himself from death. They saw Him crucified! Tlvy heard Him cry out from the cross: "My God! My God! Why has thou forsaken me?" Tho Swiss artist, Eugene Bcrnaud, who died in 1921. painted a picture called "Holy Satur day," portraying the stark tragedy that gripped the souls of the eleven disciples tho Saturday preceding the resur rection. Without previous planning they were compelled to return to the Upper Room, hallowed by the memory of i.»? farewell supper. There is not a ray of hope on a single face. In the blackness of seem ngly ennless hours they suf fered. "This painting might well be called "The Death of Hope." because it pictures in all its stark tragedy and tho first stanza only of the chal lenging lines from an un known poet: "Ho aied And with His perished all that men hold dear, Hope lay beside Him in tho sepulchcr. f Love grew corpse cold, and all things tocautUul beside. Died, when He died." Morcland writes of tho dis cip'es: "They did not know that on that hill Et.rnal love was satisfied; Γnat Christ, who nung there, triumphed still. . . . And only cruel death had died." "The sting of death is sin; . . . But thanks bo to God. which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Cor. 15: 56. 57. Scouts Enjoy Week-End Camp In Mountains Some 15 Boy Scouts and four adults were back in ' Loris today a bit tired, a he5» ρ happy and still a little awed by the majpsty of the moun tains of western North Caro lina. The Scouts are members of Troop 847 sponsored by the Methodist Men's Club of the Loris Methodist chu.-ch. They left Friday morning for the vicinity of Henderson ville, N. C. whore they camp ed out over the week-end near ing specialists here. Airman Cox was trained to receive supplies and equip ment from depots, contractors and local suppliers and to maintain them ii proper stor age until Issued. The airman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felder Cox of Rt. 4. Loris. Youth Seeking Ten Thousand A civil suit asking damages of $10,000 for injuries receiv ed in an accident has been fil ed in the Clerk of Court's office by Clyde Soles. Jr., a minor. The suit was entered by Clyde Soles. Sr., for the min or, who is 11 years old. Defendant named in the case 1· Herbert Oraton Long on whose pickup truck the plaintiff allegedly was riding at the time of the accident. Young Soles was riding in the back of the truck, accord ing to the milt, and it I» claim ed that Defendant Long swerv - ed to the roadside throwing Clyde Soles off the truck re sulting In injuries to his head, hip and legs requiring exten sive hospital treatment and additional treatment at home. Recorders show that the ac cident happened in the Nakina community June 25, 1062. TABOR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS SAMMY AVERITT AND ANN LAYFIEM) AT JUNIOR-SENIOR and Itlarcarrt Ann Soles The Medical 'Careers Club The Medical Careers Club will have their first niuht eetming Wednesday, April 3 in the Tabor City Elementary Library at 7:30. Dr. William A. Stout will talk to the croup concerning medical careers. A question and answer period will follow the program. Williamson States Rep. Arthur Williamson de clared Saturday that he had been misquoted in a news art icle saying that he would not Introduce a bill in the Gener al Assembly which would the town of Whiteville to do :i better housekeeping job. Williamson also said he was misquoted in saying that the bill would meet a sudden death in the House of Repre sentatives if Senator Cf I Mfcares of Fair Bluff introduc ed it in the Senate. He said he told Whiteville Manager W. D. Hines and Councilman W. M. Hasty, when they were in Raleigh earlier to confer with him on the bill, that the proposal had some good points and he would consider it further upon re ceipt of a resolution bearing unanimous approval of the Whiteville Town Council. The necessary resolution was adopted at the March 27 Co uncil meeting without a dis senting vote and was immedi ately mui led to the represent Williamson said he- hart not seen the resolution but assum ed that it would bo in his j mail when he gets back to Ra- I leigh Monday. The bill, as previously ex plained, would give Council authority to assess owners for ! the cost of cleaninK up vacant j lots and removing slum dwel lings when owners refuse to do the work after du·.· notice. It would also provide auth ority to assess abutting prop erty owners for the cost of street improvements when the owners refuse to pay their respective cost of such work. , Rep. Williamson also coin- ! mented on another Whileville proposal concerning real estate] developments within one mile of corporate limits. He said he had received I several letters objecting to the bill but he did not say what the objections were. This bill, not yet presented for introduction, would put Whiteville under the existing state law giving municipalit ies control over housing deve lopment within one mile of town limits. The law has been in effect for some years but Columbus county was exempt ed at the time of enactment, j In comparison, production was 185 million In 1002 and 15.2 million in 1001. North Carolina North Carolina' sweel potato growers will plant 23,000 acres —15 percent less than in 1962 —If they carry out their In tentions as express in a sur vey made as of March 1. On the basis indicated, the current crop will bo the sec ond umallest of record and is 22 percent below »he I»57-01 five-year average. nauonai Honor Society Thc National Honor Society had thrir induction program last Friday .morning during chapcl. Two now members were invited into the society. Noel Brown and Peggy Tayl or. both juniors, were elected to membership heraus«· of their scholastic abilities, scrv ! Ice to the school, leadership j qualities, and charactcr. Junior-Senior Banquet The annual Junior-Senior Banquet was held last Friday I night in the local school cafet | eria. The cafeteria was decor I ated with Spanish moss hung j from the· roiling and pink dia monds on the windows. The tables had a strip of pink crepe paper through the cent er with candles on it draped in moss. The banquet dinner «»insist ed of tomato juice, tossed sh! : ad. ham. jams, string beans, J strawberry shr.rteake and tr i.' For entertainment, Hoyle I Blalock, a magician, perform I ed. Ho bewildered his audi ( ence with tricks and everyone enjoyed the show. After the magic show everyone then danc.'d. The picture above is of a , waiter and waitress. Λ few I members of the sophomore class were asked to serve at the banquet. The bunny hat and top hat and cape carried out the banquet theme. Magic Moments. County Cattlemen Γο Vote Tuesday All cattlemen in Columbus County have an important •■take in the Cattle (or Sl.iuuh trr Referendum on Tuesday, April 9, Bobby Sessions, co inty chairman for the refer endum said today. "Interest in cattle is increas ing in the county," Sessions noted. "There are many ways cattle can benefit the farm economy of the county, and we need the promotional work »f thee N. C. Cattlemen's As :ociation here as much as any where in the state." Anyone who sells cattle for «laughter, or nets income from such sale, is eligible to vote in he referendum. A twu-thir;;· majority vote is necessary I· >i the referendum to pass. Here are some of the activ ities of the association: 1. Improvement of beef cat tle marketing in the state; 2 Consumer education on select ing; cooking and serving bee' ■ind veal; 3. Sponsorini· speei d sales for cattle; 4. Contact ing buyers for Tar Heel cri tic; 5. Sponsoring the annua Beef Cnttle Conference at N. C. State Cnlleg*·. area fM<« lays throughout the statt- κι» »-sponsoring the annual Dd irymen's Conference at !h< olIeRo; H. legislative actio or the benefit of beef an· lairy cattle producers. Sessions poinp-d out thai i· he ρ >1 ye·ιr 211 special sale: |v>iisoied by the assoi'iati'H aw ·ι total of I5.K44 pai< or H3.7;JB calves an<l steer:;, le aoded that the Cattlemen's 'onfercnce at the college had he largest attt mlance eve his year: More than 401»—i! 1st rat m; the increase'! intt r t 1 ii < M!i' among North Car lina p> < pie. I >!lin;: i>!..e< s in the count* • ■ill h··: Wiliteville. (tingan·! •'arm Suppl> Company; Tan »r .'ity Koiiviell·· Feed Mill; l)is • Karin Supply S'ore: f·. Ί' ■ore's St· n·; Woolen's Store. liillsb'Tn Tr idmu Company •'air I'.luif Agriculture lUii'! iil; 1)i-I< ι Agriculture Build ι»*:; William«· Agri <· u I t u r ι '»uilriin· ; Baldwin's St tme v'int.· Marsh; Ι·'\ergreen Αμι · iillure Pudding. -The henerit <·Γ the Caltle aen's Association t·· Nor'h '.".roiiii ι tar oiil\vni;hts tli· 1 ime per hi ad of c ttl«· slai -hterH it costs to finane· it," <hiH Seesion«. "Beef promotion is the business of the cattle utn. There's no belter wmy to lo it than through the Cattle uen's Association." OUR FARM MACHINERY τ·». 2EST 1~IU, .,.1 A ΡΛ.Τ. USB When k cofiei to r«piecing broke· or wore pwti oa your McCormicfc Pern Equipment, the genuine 1H Sen»· ice Part· we have ia stock will put your machine· back ia iriKiaii shape. 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