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Farmers To Boost
Fall Oat Average
Present indications are that slight
ly more than 250,000 acres of oats
will be seeded in North Carolina
this fall, an increase of 5 per cent
over the 1941 acreage, says Dr. Gor
don K. Middleton, agronomist of the
Agricultural Experiment Station at
N. C. State College.
Best possible returns from this
quarter million acres will be obtain
ed only by those growers who ma
terially increase their per acre
yields, the agronomist explained.
That an improvement can be made,
he went on, is suggested by the fact
that while the average yield in
North Carolina was 22.6 bushels for
the three years, 1938-40, the aver
age in experiment station tests was
from three to three and a halt times
The Lee variety has been popu
lar in the Piedmont counties for 18
to 20 years, largely because of its
resistance to cold, while Fulgrain
hsa been more widely grown in the
Coastal Plain and to some extent in
Lee and Gulgrain are still good
varieties for these two areas. Dr.
Middleton said, but chief interest
now lies in a group of new varie
ties carrying resistance to both smut
and rust, and with the cold resist
ance of Lee.
Among the most promising are
selections originating from a cross
of Lee and Victoria. North Carolina
has distributed two varieties from
this cross, one known as Letoria and
the other as Lelina.
Winter hardiness tests showed Le
toria to be a hardier variety thaft
Lee, and Lelina about equal to Lee.
Battered by RAF Bombs
Billows of smoke drifting: skyward from this Italian merchantman,
somewhere in the Mediterranean, poured out of her after Royal Air
Force fliers, from their base in Malta, dropped their cargo on her decks.
The ship, loaded with supplies for Axis forces, sank soon after this
picture was made. (Central Pi cas)
Chungking, China.?Epidemics of
disease are an inevitable conse
quence of the floods of refugees
poured into Yunnan, China, from
Burma, Maurice Votaw, formerly on
the Episcopal Church mission staff,
and now public relations advisor of
the Central China Government, says.
"Refugees fleeing along the Bur
ma Road carried with them cholera
and typhoid The National Health
Administration and the National
Chniese Red Cross were called on
for aid. In a few weeks more than
150,000 people had been inoculated
against cholera and typhoid and hun
dreds were receiving the injections
According to hospital records, Mr.
Votaw said that Kunming wards for
contagious diseases treated 5,250
cases of cholera in less than a month,
with a high death rate, because the
patients were devitalized refugees.
Bphonic plague was reported at
Both carry good resistance to rust
and smut, but are not absolutely im
mune to all strains of either.
Dr. Middleton suggested that Le I
toria, Lelina and a third new va
riety, Stanton, be tried extensively
this fall in the place of Lee in the
Piedmont, and Victorgrain, Lelina,
and Stanton in the Coastal Plain.
^ inter Legumes To
Aid Farm Problems
Farmers who would like to take a
personal crack at Hitler and the Japs
can get in a double blow on their own
farms this fall by planting winter le
gumes early, according to H. F. Mc
Knight, work unit leader of the
Coastal Plain soil conservation dis
A good growth of winter legumes
will add the equivalent of (500 to 800
pounds of nifrate of soda per acre
when turned under next spring, Mc
Knight said. And there's enough ni
trogen in that much nitrate of soda
to make a 500-pound bomb, he ex
In other words, farmers can save
enough commercial nitrogen with
every acre of winter legumes, if they
get a good growth, to make a 500
pound bomb to drop on the Axis
some places along the Burma Road,
Mr. Votaw said. This he regards as i
extremely serious, as the supply of]
plague serum is small and there is
little sulfathiazole on hand ? the I
drug which has been used with great'
success in treating the plague.
Mr. Votaw believes the flood of
I tropical diseases is subsiding, as the
result of the vigoro'us anti-epidemic
measures taken by the government,
| the missionaries and -the civic or
Offered By the Navy
Atlanta.Ga.?The U. S Navy to
day offered commissions as ensigns I
in the naval reserve to qualified and
physically fit civilian fliers who will
be developed principally for use as
instructors at primary naval avia
Lieut.-Comdr S. M Nordhouse.
senior member of the Naval Avia
tion Cadet Selection Board here, said
accepted applicants will be trained
to meet existing civilian pilot train
ing requirements in either cross
country, instructor, link trainer or
flight officer courses ? depending
upon which the airman chooses.
All aviators commissioned under
the program in this area, the officer
reported, will have been recom
mended by the Naval Aviation Cadet
Selection Board in Atlanta.
Eligibility mandates for applicants
partners. But in order to get a good
growth, legumes must be planted
early, and early planting means pre
paring now to plant when the season
Early planted legumes will also
help to control erosion, will make
sufficient growth for early spring
grazing, and will increase yields of
other crops needed in the war effort,
and that's another blow against the
[Axis, McKnight said.
Enough acreage should be set aside
as a winter legume seed patch to as
^ure plenty of seed for planting next
year, too, when legume seed are like
ly to be scarcer than they are this
fall. McKnight added.
! were set up as follows:
| Be *an American citizen with at
| least a high school education and
meet standard physical requirements
fur naval aviators. Be of officer ma
terial and present three letters of rec
ommendation from reputable citi
zens of one's community. Show a
flight log book and birth certificate.
Lieut.-Comdr. Nordhouse said
those seeking ensign's commissions
must not be less than 19 years of age
and not more than 29. In some in
stances men who have had "addi
tional professional experience" will
be made junior grade lieutenants
provided the candidate is not beyond
his 33rd birthday.
The selection board senior mem
ber explained that while a major
ity of aviators accepted will be giv
en duty as primary instructors, a few
may be selected for further Civilian
Pilot Training Courses and on com
pletion of the work, given an appro
priate assignment in the naval serv
Persons eligible to become naval
aviation cadets cannot be consider
ed as acceptable for Navy use in the
Civilian Pilot Training program.
Lieut.-Comdr. Nordhouse concluded.
Complete information on the plan
will be furnished by the Naval Avia
tion Cadet Selection Board. 796 West
Peachtree Street. N. W . Atlanta, or
the nearest Civilian Pilot Training
Movement of orchard grass seed
from farms continued active dur
ing the lust two weeks of August,
and by the middle of the month 69
per cent of the commercial 1942 crop
had been sold.
RETONGA FINE FOR WIFE,
TOO, STATES STROUPE
He Fell So Nervous ami Run
Down He C.oiiltlirt Seem To
(i e t Anything Done, l)e
elures Stanley Farmer. He
tnngii drought I'rompl Re
Hundreds of farmers and their
wives are praising Retonga for the
happy relief it brought them from
the distress due to insufficient flow j
of digestive juices in the stomach. '
the baneful effects of constipation,
and Vitamin H I deficiency. For in
stance. Mr. F. W. Stroupe, who owns
his splendid hundred acre farm on
Route 1, Stanley, N. C , gratefully de
"For about five years I suffered
about all the tortures that go with
acid indigestion and gas bloating that
sometimes seemed like it would cut
off my breath. 1 don't suppose any
man in Gaston County ever took
more strong alxatives for constipa
tion than I did, and at times my
muscles ached and throbbed until
every move hurt me. My nerves
were on edge, and 1 felt so miser
MR. r. W. STROITPE
able, rundown, and sluggish 1 just
couldn't scorn to got anything done.
"I didn't dream that any medicine
Itnade would give me the relief that
Ketonga did. I can now go about my
I farm work without unnatural fa
tigue. Ketonga proved as splendid
for Mrs Stroupe as it did for me,
i and I am only too glad to tell my
neighbors and friends about it."
I Accept no substitute. Ketonga may
I be obtained at Clark's Pharmacy,
The 1943 national acreage allot
ment for wheat under the AAA pro
gram is 55,000,000 acres, according
to a recent announcement from the
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Retail prices of 58 farm food prod
ducts rose less than 1 per cent from
mid-June to mid-July, while pay
ments to farmers for equivalent
products rose more than 2 per cent.
Has the Resting Place of Your Loved One Been
Marked? If not, call or write
S. B. DENNY
Wilson, North (larolinn
I well direct and lave you the middle man'i pro/it
EVERY MONUMENT, SMALL OR LARGE,
HAS MY PERSONAL ATTENTION.
Will Fit All
Martin Supply Co.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Men who wear Curlee Clothes
have the satisfaction of knowing
that they are always well dressed
and looking their best.
Men who wear Curlee Clothes
know that every Curlee Suit is
correct and authentic in styling.
They know that Curlee materials
have been carefully, -chosen for
smartness and wearing quality.
They know that Curlee workman
ship insures comfortable fit and
lasting good looks from every
If you want the satisfaction that
goes with being well groomed,
choose Curlee Suits for your Fall
wardrobe* You'll find our stock
is complete in its range of mod
els and sizes and that every
Curlee Suit is moderately priced.
CLEANERS * I'RESSERS
The "BIG SALES** Of Next Week
Sale on Our
SEPTEMBER 10, 1942.
PER LIE ROGERS
? 65c ___
__ 62c ___
? 50c ___
? 50c ___
Attention, Tohaeco Farmers! Next Meek the toluieco marketing
season will reach its peak to date on tin* \\ illianiston Market, as
the NFW CAROLINA and PLANTERS WAREHOUSES are list
ing three sales wliieli promise to break all reeords. We advise
yon to bring your tobacco in as early as possible.
2nd Sale Mon.
AT THE NEW CAROLINA
FOLLOWING FIRST SALE
At the FARMERS Warehouse
A. C. HOUSE
pountln price amount
.HOI !?,- __ #145.92
170 __ 47?- __ 79.90
102 __ 45c __ 72.'>0
90 __ 40c __ 36.00
136 __ 48c 65.28
/ioiiikIh privv amimnt
I 76 Km $ 80.06
200 46c 02.00
196 Km ?M?. lf?
1 66 Km- 76.36
161 __ 45c __ 73.80
Iter! Lee KoIkthoii
lioiimls i>ricc amount
174 __ 4(m- __ # 80.04
154 __ 46c __ 70.81
182 __ Km- 83.72
104 __ 45c __ 46.H0
148 __ 46c __ (>8.08
88 __ 44c __ 38.72
181 46c 84.64
110 __ 46c __ 50.60
126 __ 45c 56.70
238 __ 46c 109.48
H. M. PEEL
l>oun<ln i>rici> amount
10 47c $ 18.80
144 __ 47c __ 67.68
94 __ 47c __ 14.18
280 __ 46c __ 128.80
120 . _ 46c __ 55.20
l?X? __ 42c 79.80
270 46c __ 124.20
252 .. 45c __ 113.40
First Sale Tuesday At The New Carolina
AND IF YOU CAN'T BRING A LOAD ON TUESDAY, THERE WILL BE A
First Sale Wednesday At The Planters
FOR GOOD SALES, HIGHER PRICES AND COURTEOUS SERVICE, SELL YOUR TOBACCO AT THE
Carolina & Planters Warehouses
Johnny Gurkin, John A. Manning, Sylvester Lilley and Carlyle Langley, Proprietors
WILLIAMSTON, N. C