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Arthur B* Corey
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Better Schools?Better County Roads?Bet
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ter Aid to Ex-Service Men and Women.
YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT WILL
MARVIN W. SMITH
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Fourth District?Chicod and Winterville Townships
IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
MAY 25, 1946
Your Vote and Support Will Be
SETH THEODORE PORTER
IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, MAY 25, 1946
I Will Appreciate Your Vote and Support
I hereby announce my candidaey for
the office of
'(Greenville District No. 1)
Democratic Primary, May. 25th.
Your Vote and Support Will Be Appreciated
Former County" Treasurer
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Candidate for Re-Election
FF OF PITT COUNTY
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Democratic Primary, May 25th. >
to 1943, and Sheriff
November 1, 1143 up to the present time,
DYNAMITE EASES ACHING BACK
The old "achin* back" from farm digging baa gone by the board
since the introduction of dynamite as the quick i Wasting agent for
farm drainage and stamping. The 80 farmers pictured above have
just witnessed the dynamite blasting of a 400 foot ditch on the E. H
Garrison farm at Game rem in Moore County. The ditefc-ia four feat
deep, eight feet across the top and has 46-degree sloping sides with
no spoil hank. Asked to submit estimates of what they believed such
a ditch would cost, farmers turned in figures ranging from 8400 to
8700. The actual cost was 848. Four men loaded the 60 percent
nifero-gtycerin dynamite used in the blast in just one hour. The
charges were set off safely with an electric blasting machine and
'wham', there's your ditch, no stoop, no squat, no shovel.
Has Crime Stories
Appearing In June]
Friends here will be interested to
learn Jhat Cecil 6. Winstead, who
has been writing crime stories for
the past eleven years, has had two
stories published recently; one in the
June issue of "Crime Detective,"
(True Police Stories), and another in
the June issue of "Real Detective,"
(America's Beet True Crime Stories).
The first named, under the head
"The Sinister Secret of the Empty
Grave" is the gruesome but true story
of * weird case relating to the dis
covery of a body under a bed and a
terrified girl held in captivity by the
mad man who murdered her mother.
This happened near Greenville, in
May, 1942, while J. Knott Proctor
was Sheriff. His Deputy Sheriff,
Dick King, and detective Capt. S.
Bowen Dorsey assisted him in crack
ing the case.
The second, entitled "Dance Maca
bre at the Crimson Jamboree" is a
true story of "Homicide calling the
tune and hate singing out while juke
joint discord mounte to a tragic
crescendo," with the scene laid in a
combination tavern and filling sta
tion, near Hamlet
Mr. Winstead's next stories "Death
Strikes At Dawn," and "Murder Pays
A Debt" will appear soon in the De
ective World and another of the
The crime story writer, son of Mr.
md Mrs. W. H. WInstead, his wife
nd two sons, Cecil, Jr., and Wade
larper Winstead, moved their rasi
ence here this year from Angier,
There he had been managing a thea
re for several years, which left him
ittle time for writing. He said, to
ny, that he expects to write a great
eal during the next several months.
Every Tobacco Row
*A little Terrace'i
T. L. Copley, boss of the Raleigh
Soil Conservation Experiment Station
and inventor of the "string row"
method of bedding crop rows, de
dares that every tobacco row should
ae "a little Terrace."
Fourteen yean of careful study in
Boil drainage and erosion control at
the experiment station have produced
three significant results, Copley said:
1. Land needs very irttle slope to
drain well; a slope in the land of six
inches every 100 feet will provide
completely adequate drainage.
2. Soil loss to erosion increases
rapidly with the increased slope of
the land; drainage, however, is not
improved if the slopejs greater than
12 inches per<4W feet
3. Greatest soil loss occurs in all
crops during June, July and August
when rains are .heaviest A single
summer hard ritin was observed to
wash away more soil than all the
other combined reins occurring dur
ing the year.
On the strength of these practical,
simple observations, Copley advises
that each row in a tobacco field (or
any other row crop) be bedded with
the contour of the land, in the same
pattern as the terrace. This usage
will enable each row to provide its
own drainage and at the same time
will prevaht erosion.
Recommended to stop the heavy
soil loss in summer are: use a pro
gram of rotation in strip cropping;
more intensive use of summer le
gumes; heavier crops of winter le
gumes (so that when they are turn-*
ed under there will be fl. heavier sod
to hold the land); avoid straight
Found: Form Item
Costing Leas Money
J[ust about the only farm op
item which nor costs North Carolina
farmers less money is the construc
tion of the inevitable drainage ditch?
and dynamite is responsible^ aeeord
ing to Howard Ellis, agricultural en
gineer of the State College Extern
blast were amazed at the rapidity of
the demonstration and, when rwksd to
estimate the cost of the ditch, turned
in figures ranging between ft 00 and
$760. The ditch, three feet deep,
about seven fee* wide and several
hundred feet long, actually coat $48.
Ellis, who has conducted 21
blasting demonstrations on farms
I | throughout the state during the past
three months, says that farmers can
and are using dynamite in blasting
their own drainage openings and
clearing fields of stumps. He says
that the practice is safe, practical
and inexpensive in addition to saving
long hours of hard-to-get labor. He
?lists two prime safety preaauti. as:
use -the electric method for setting
off chsrgps, and use a wooden, rather
than a. metal rod to tamp charges
into blunt holes.
Tim average cost of a ditch two
and a half feet deep is eight cents
Per foot, three and a half feet deep,
13 cents per foot, Ellis says. Either
he or any county agent will advise
farmers about dynamite ditching or
will arrange farm demonstrations.
State College Hints For
By Ruth Current,
N. C. State College.
Lost buttons, especially those torn
out of garments, add greatly to the
burden of family mending in many
households. Spring and summer
clothes of thin fabric are likely to
suffer most from buttons that pullj
out, taking some of the fabric under-J
neath with them. A simple way tol
prevent such damage, clothing spe-f
cialists suggest, is to stitch tape On j
the inside of the garment under the
button line. The stitched reinforce
ment does not show when the* gar
ment is buttoned and distributes the
strain so that the smaU area of cloth
to which the button is attached does
not take the full pull. Stitch down
each edge of the tape, then sew but-1
ton through the center part of the
On rayon clothes such a tape will
prevent the damage that often comes
from pressing too hard or with too
hot an iron under buttons.
_ Rural electrification specialists ad
vise that electric irons always \
be disconnected properly after use to
keep them in good working, order.
Pull on the plug that fits into the
convenience outlet in the wall, never
on the cord. Fulling on the cord may
loosen the connections within the
plug or even pull out the wires. A
loose connection may either blow a
f?se pr cause excessive heat, which in
time will ruin the plug.
If tire iron cord is detached, con
nect and disconnect it at the conven
ient outlet rather than at the iron.
Disconnecting the cord from the iron
*hile the current is on may cause
sparking. This in time will ruin the
plug and may require repricing the
connector terminals on the iron?*
Earners can expect equipment and
supplies to appear on the market in
only slightly increasing quantities
during ,1946, according to Brooks
James, agricultural economists of the
State College Extension Service,
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- FARMVILLE, N. C.
A safe, sane candidate, whose legislative experience and record
assure you of genuine District representation, plus the seniority of
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner has consistently supported
progressive and sound legislation. He luis worked constantly for
the welfare of the fisherman, the farmer, the businessman, and
THE AVERAGE MAN during his years in the Congress of the
United States. He is accessible to all, rich and poor alike, and
treats all who come to him with equal courtesy, respect and effi
cient service. His efforts in behalf of the potato grower and truck
farmer, the growers of peanuts, cptton, tobacco, the fisherman
and small business man, and especially the servicemen of both
World Wars, are well known, his specfiifefforts in behalf of the