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10 25 8 She ffueumeari Views And Tucumcari Times. Volume 5. No. 18 DRY FAR.NING IN QUAY COUNTY. Time of Seeding a.id WhaJ to Plant. Second Article of the Interview Whh Prof. Tinsley. In regard to the time of seeding and what to plant, Prof. Tinsley says: i "The time of seeding will de pend largely on the moisture con ditions of the soil. As a rule the time of planting is determined by the question ot whether or not there is sufficient moisture to germinate seed and start the crop growing. "The rule in seeding should be to use about one-half, or a little less, of the amount of seed that is generally used for an acre in heavy rainfall countries, the reason be ing that it is better to have moist ure enough to mature a smaller number of stalks than to divide that moisture among a greater number and not get them fully matured. "The best seed should be selected and it is better to get seed produced in the semi-arid sections of the country. "With small grain it is probable that winter varieties sown late in August or early in September will be better than spring varieties. "Where possible seed should be planted with a drill instead ol broad cast, because when sown broad cast a part is covered too deeply, so that it cannot come through, and a part is scattered in the dust mulch which is so dry that it cannot sprout, so that a much better stand with less seed is assured by careful drilling. "Turkey Red is probably the best variety of winter wheat, and should be sown at the rate of 30 lbs. per acre, the last of August or early in September. Kor spring planting, Macaroni or Durum wheat is the best variety. This should be sown at about the same rate, between February and April. "Kherson oats, Texas Red and Rust Proof are good varieties of oats for planting here. "Beardless barley is a quick maturing crop and has not re ceived the attention it deserves at the hards of the farmers in this section. It can be sown early in July and will probably mature be fore frost, and if it does not ma ture will at least furnish valuable hay crop. Rye is also worth try ing. Russian millet will probably TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1908. ie found superior to the German millet as it matures about two weeks earlier. Kaflir corn, maize and sorghum will always be very important crops because of their great drouth resisting qualities. Sorghum seems to have been the most successful of the three in this section. "From the experience of the past year, cotton seems to com pare very favorably with any of the other crops in its drouth re sisting power, and will probably prove one of our most important crops. "Indian corn has given fine re sults in the past, and because of the high price it brings is to be classed among our profitable crops. 1 he farmers snould experiment widely with all kinds of vegetables. The garden has proven very suc cessful here. "The yields of all of these crops QUAY COUNTY COTTON. huii, 0. I Inncock, .1 farmer S miles oast of town, has the enviable distinction of offering for sale the first bale of cottoa over seen on the streets of Tucumcari. Two years ago the agricultural people of Quay County knew no more of cotton than horse apples, but planted it as an experiment and were themselves surprised at the results. Sod land without cultivation turned off a bale to three acres, and small patches, cultivated, ran to of a bale to the acre. It is now generally stated among the farmers that Quay County will produce five to ten thousand bales. The Tucumcari Public Service Co. has put in a modern gin, and has already ginneu more than fifty bales. They will have machines to handle all that is produced next year. will probably be materially in creased in the future by careful at tention in the selection of seed, a matter that is being very much neglected at the present time. The farmer should make it a point to go through his Held when the crops are maturing and select the seed ol the most vigorous and sat isfactory plants to be used in seed ing the next near's crop, and careful selection each year will re sult in a great improvement in the crop. You should not plant seed that has been grown in heavy rain fall districts, or on irrigated land. This is a very important matter." The third article in this series will appear in the News next week. BUSINESS MEN'S LEAGUE. Tucumcari Needs a Live Civic Or ganization to Develop the Town a.nd County. BUSINESS MEN ARE ALL IN FAVOR. OF THE PROPOSED OR GANIZATION. The citizens of Tumumcari have issued a call for a meeting to be held at the court house Sunday afternoon, Feb. oth, for the pur pose of organizing a civic league. This movement was set on foot by a number of our best business men and is generally endorsed. Tucumcari is getting to be quite a little city and our resources and prospects make it imperative that the commercial interests of the town organize for the promotion and development of industries in the city and the development of the county. The News man this week inter viewed a large number of our bus iness men, and practically all of them are in favor of such an or ganization. J. A. Street says: "We need a commercial club, and I am in favor of organizing one at once." . R. Daughtry says: "I think a commercial club would be a good thing." Davidson says: "We have got to make it go. It is high time to organize a commercia 1 club and Subscription $1.00 a yr we have got to make it go." Goldenberg, Chapman, Mechem, Campbell, Buchanan and a large number of othei leading citizens have expressed themselves in favor of this project. Attorney V. W. Moore has been suggested by a number of citizens for president of this or ganization. Every one of the business men speak highly of him and endorse him as a good, clean, progressive business man. The News interviewed Moore in regard to the club, and when asked if he would accept the office if ten dered him, he stated: "I have been asked by several of the busi ness men if I would accept the office of president. I am heartily in favor of the club and I will do anything I can to further the in terests of Tucumcari; I am here to stay. However, 1 believe there are other men better suited to fill this position than I am. I believe it would be any business man's duty to accept this position if elected to it. It means a good deal of hard work with no pay for it, but I think we should all be willing to work for the town. I think this club ought to be organ ized and incorporated and made a permanent institution. There is a wide field of activity for such a league here and it could do a great good for the town. I hope the business men will take an interest in it." Moore is a man of a good, clean business record. He has been engaged in the practice of law in this city for the past year and has built up a good practice and is well and favorably known among the business men.