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QUESTION: Are conditions fav
orable for raising beef cattle in
ANSWER: Conditions make
North Carolina an ideal state for
growing beef cattle. The mild
climate and heavy rainfall gives
good grazing and economical feed
production. Very little housing is
required. Land and labor are avail
able. and farmers are increasing
their knowledge of livestock pro
duction. Markets for beef cattle
are being improved.
QUESTION; How can I get an
even stand of grass on my lawn?
ANSWER: Divide the seed
equally and sow two ways at right
angles to each other to be assured
of uniform distribution. Thorough
ly harrow or rake the seeds into
the soil about one-eighth to one
fourth inch deep. Make sure they
are covered uniformly. If planted
too deep, the germinaiton will be
poor and the stand unsatisfactory.
If a roller is available, roll the soil
after seeding. A mulch of straw
left on the soil will be helpful.
About IVi billion dollars worth
of Surplus agricultural commodi
ti^^Kve been sold to foreign coun
trie^in exchange for their own
currency since September 1954.
The undersigned, having quali
fied as Administrator of the Es
tate of Harriett C. Porter, deceas
ed. late of Waynesville, North Car
olina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against said estate
to file the same, duly certified, with
said Administrator in Waynesville,
North Carolina, on or before the
3rd day of September, 1957, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of
recovery thereon. All persons in
debted to said estate are requested
to make immediate payment to the
This 30th day of August, 1956.
William J. Porter, Sr.
Administrator of the Estate
of Harriett C. Porter.
2695?S 3-10-17-24 O 1-8.
ADMINISTRATOR S NOTICE
Having qualified as Administra
tor of the estate of Marshall Mes
ser, deceased, late of Haywood
County, North Carolina, this Is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersign
ed at Waynesville, North Carolina,
on or before the 1st day of Sept.,
1957 or thi? notice will be plead
ed in bar of their recovery. All
persons Indebted to said estate
will please make immediate pay
This the 31st day of Aug., 1956.
GROVER C. DAVIS,
Administrator of the Estate of
Marshall Messer. deceased.
2697?S 3-10-17-24 O 1-8
ite y Wood's fettrtey Crop
Total acres 1426 1062
Yield per acre . . l9'49 1875 ?
Acres not planted 292
Number allotments 2166 1989
Average allotment 66 .57
Price per pound 0.528 0.566
Return per acre $1033 $1061
Total burley income r...v., ,.... $1,171,000 $1,106,000
10-YEAR PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS ,
Increase yield to 2,500 pounds per acre; make soil tests; plant 23
acres of Turkish tobacco, follow recommendations of state specialists
in cutting, housing, priming, grading, fertilization. Potential income
Land Uses And Acreages Harvested
For Crop Years 1955 And 1954
Haywood County Farm Items Units 1954 1955
All Land In Farms Afros 169,094 167,523
IJarvested Crop Land " 21,123 21,815
Soil Improving &. Crop Failures " 754 668
Idle Crop Land " 1.994 2,518
Improved Pasture " 10,540 12,922
Unimproved Pasture " 60,707 56,849
All Other Land. Woods, Waste " 73,976 72,751
MAJOR CROPS (HARVESTED ACRES)
Corn, All Purposes " 7,727 7,617
Tobacco " 1,259 1.062
Wheat for Grain " 97 96
Oats for Grain " 1,191 1,281
Other Small Grains for Grain a/ " 257 240
Milo & Other Sorghums for Grain " 176 172
Soybeans for Beans " 48 45
Lespedeza for Seed " 51 21
CROPS HARVESTED FOR HAY
Soybeans & Cowpeas " 58 189
Small Grains M 708 409
Lespedeza " 288 363
Alfalfa 1.205 1.383
All Other Hays " 5,244 5.980
Irish Potatoes " 269 338
Sweet Potatoes " 37 24
Other Vegetables Mostly for Sale ... " 229 271
Commercial Fertilizer Tons 4,081 4,373
Bees (Colonies, hives or gums) Number b/ '763
Farm Ponds " b/ 22
Land that could be irrigated c/ b/ 2,076 j
LIVESTOCK AND PEOPLE AS OF JANUARY 1st 1955 1956 j
Sows & Gifts for Breeding Number 170 147 |
Cows & Heifers 2 years plijp
Kept Mainly for Milk . " 4,402
Kept Mainly for Beef " 7,770 8,894
Hens Sc Pullets of Laying Age " 66,575 47,837
All People Living on Farm Tracts ... " 12,801 12,853 J
a/ Alotie or in mixtures, b/ Not listed in 1955 survey, c/ Land j
that could have been irrigated with water and equipment on hand in !
1955. ? ? '
COMMENTS CONCERNING HAYWOOD COUNTY FARM CENSUS
According to the census summary published above for Haywood
County 21.815 acres were used in 1955 to harvest crops, which was a!
slight increase over the previous year. The combined hay crops with'
39% of the total crops harvested occupied first place, corn was second 1
with 35Ce. market vegetables, home gardens, orchards, vineyards, etc.:
was next with 13rr and small grains and tobacco followed with 8% I
and 5% respectively. Slight decreases in acreage were indicated in
corn and tobacco which was more than offset by increases in small i
grains and the hay crops. Milk cows were below the number report ed
a year ago, but there was an increase reported in the number of beef
cows. Other items reported by farmers of the county were 763 bee
gums and 22 farm ponds. The farm population was about the same as
one year ago, 12.853.
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AMONG BLUR RIBBON WINNERS at the Pigeon
Valley Fair last week was this Hereford, entered
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by Charles Henson of I In won Cove, a student at
Bethel High School. , (Mountaineer Photo).
State Fair j
Is Seen As
The huge North Carolina State
Fair grounds is becoming a bee
hive of activity as workmen make
i ready for the 1956 edition of North
Carolina's biggest event. The State
Fair will be held October 16
through 20 and is expected to be
the best in the 103-year history of
Dr. J. S. Dorton, manager, and
his stalT. plus hundreds of volun
teers. have been at work for j
months laying plans to "feature"
North Carolina's rapidly growing'
and highly important dairy indu-;- j
try. Every corner of the fair
grounds will tell the story of
"Dairying on. Parade." theme of
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this year's fair. But the center of'
ttie dairying feature will be in the
lower south lobby of the Riant
State Fair Arena, where some 20
odd different dairy industry or
ganizations will have elaborate
booth exhibits to tell the story of!
Tar Heel milk from the barnyard j
to the doorstep.
While dairying will claim the
major part of the agricultural ex
hibits spotlight, other elements of j
the state's agriculture will come i
in for their share of attention also.
Every phase of farming in North
Carolina will be depicted in its ]
latest, most modern state. More
than $f>5.000 has been set aside
for cash premiums for those who;
exhibit their products and wares
And there will be plenty of en-i
tcrtainment for all ages at this
years State Fair. Among the out
standing entertainment features
this year will be Dorothy Collins
and Russell Arms of television's
"Hit Parade". They will be starred
In the "Hit Parade Revue". Pat |
Boor \ popular young singer from
the Arthur Godfrey TV show, will
star, along with other big names
in the entertainment world. 'n
"Midwestern Hayride," a high-step
ping mixture of popular and hill
billy music. This colorful show
will also play in the State Fair t
George Hamid's new outdoor
muscal revue. "Stairway to the I
Stars." will play nightly at 7 45 in!
front of the grandstand.
There will be harness horse
races on three of the five days;
auto races on Saturday of Fair
Week will" attract possibly the
week's biggest crowds; James# K
Stratcs Midway and Shows re
turns with more than 50 rides for
adults and children
There is more, much more. And
it will all he wrapped on in a nice
package of education and enter
tainment come October tti.
Condition Of State's Ctofcs
Very little change is indicated
In the condition of crops as com
pared with a week earlier. Soils
Became dry to very dry in the
mountain sections of the State as
little or no rain fell during the
week ended September 15.
Late maturing corn in the Moun
tains indicated slight improvement
from rain that fell during the
preceding week. The condition of
corn only fair in the mountains. ;
Harvesting of crops made good
progress during the week.
According to weather-crops cor
respondents, the condition of hay
crops ranges from poor to excel
lent and is about evenly divided
between poor and fair. Lespedeza
hay accounts for the largest acre
age. and this crop is short in
growth, and yield per acre is ex
pected to be below average.-Soy
bean and peanut hay are expected
to produce above average yields
due to a good growth in the Coast
al Plains area Late hay crops in ,
the Mountains and* Piedmont are
poor to fair, mostly fair.
The apple crop remains about as
reported during the previous week
when near two-thirds of the re
ports indicate the crop to be in
fair to good condition.
completeness of harvest
Harvesting of all tobacco (flue
cured and burley) was reported to
be 86 per cent complete as Of the
week ended September 15. The
Burley cro?; harvest is near two
Harvest of the hay crop is near
two-thirds complete for the State.
Considerable acreage of lespedeza.
soybean and peanut hay remains to
Harvesting of the corn crop is
estimated to be 10 per cent com
plete as of the week ended Sep
tember 15. With favorable weather,
harvest of the crop is expected to
make rapid progress.
Land preparation for seeding
small grain crops has slowed down.
Soils have become dry to very dry
in the Piedmont and Mountains,
and a good general rafn is needed.
Dry soils are showing up in the
1 Coastal Plains, and some rainfall
would be beneficial in preparing
land for small grains in this area.
Less than 50 per cent of the
young people in high school have
All's a-bustle or the Fairgrounds?getting
set to give your family the biggest
treat ever! <
1956 N. C. STATE ?? ? h#
OCT. 16 thru 20 I 1%
>, T '-r^ nea/ers7 ^
V /??? Bonanza time at B&C,CJ^~ '
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