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She ffueumeari Views
And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 5. No. 18
DRY FAR.NING IN
Time of Seeding a.id WhaJ to
Second Article of the Interview
Whh Prof. Tinsley.
In regard to the time of seeding
and what to plant, Prof. Tinsley
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
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
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.