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POLE COUNTY NEWS. THYON. N. 0.
ECONOMICAL FEEDS FOR LIVESTOCK
7"h Animal Industry Division Feeds Hundreds of Hogs Each Year to Deter
mine the Best and Cheapest Rations.
Waste, or Damaged Peanuts,
Is Valuable As Hog Feed.
A fall seldom passes without bring
ing with it some rainy weather just
when peanuts are in shock and in
condition to be dragged. Some years
the loss of peanuts is exceedingly
heavy. Other years it is almost noth
ing. When farmers do suffer losses
of this kind it is well to know that
damaged peanuts are, valuable for
Ihogs and that they may be substi
tuted for vast amounts of corn and
i In fact, ' damaged peanuts are so
valuable that they should be thought
of as being in a class with wheat
shorts, wheat bran, peanut meal, and
soybean meal rather than as damaged
foods. It my not be so this year, but
lit has often happened that damaged
ipeanuts ' realized more as a result of
being fed to hogs than they would
kave brought had they remained sow
ed and been sold as marketable nuts.
This test was made upon the Edge
combe Branch Station Farm right in
the center of the peanut-growing sec
tion. One lot of pigs was placed in
a small pen and given a ration made
tip of two-thirds corn plus one-third
wheat shorts. A second lot of similar
pigs was fed the same amount of corn
ibut damaged peanuts were substituted
tor the wheat shorts. The pigs in the
first lot, where corn and shorts were
fed, gained, during the whole feeding
period of 149 days .7 of a pound
daily, while those in the lot where
damaged peanuts were substituted for
the wheat shorts, gained .8 of a pound
lally. The peanuts proved to be su
perior, too, to the wheat shorts In
- economy of gains. When shorts were
employed 7.3 bushels of corn plus 204
pounds of shorts were required to
produce one hundred pounds of in
crease in weight; when damaged pea
nuts were fed only 6 bushels of corn
plus 141 pounds of peanuts were re
quirsd to produce an equal increase
In weight. Pound for pound the dam
aged peanuts proved to be far su
perior to wheat shorts. In fact, these
damaged peanuts were so valuable as
a feed for hogs that they were sold
through the hogs, for $1.36 a bushe
when corn was valued at $2.00
bushel and hogs at $16.00 a hundred
COTTONSEED MEAL CHEAPENS
RATION FOR WORK ANIMALS.
Realizing some years ago that the
time had come when farmers- Who
raise live stock and employ work
stock must give some heed tb ' the
amount and kind of grain consumed
by them the State Agricultural Exper
iment Station inaugurated some inve3
tigational work upon the Iredell, ths
Edgecombe and the Pender Branch
Station Farms to determine just the
place of cottonseed meal in the ration
of a work animal. Some of the work
animals upon these farms are fed
upon a ration made up of corn and
hays. Their team mates are fed ex
actly the same feed except that the
corn is reduced some and cottonseed
This piece of investigation is not
nearly completed; in fact, it is only
really begun, but still some valuable
and definte facts have come to the
surface. It has been found, for in
stance, that no little amount of money
is being saved by the introduction o
cottonseed meal into the ration. When
! corn is valued at $2.00 a bushel, oats
at 64 cents a bushel and cottonseed
meal at $50.00 a ton the yearly ex
pense of the feed bill of each wofk
animal upon the Iredell Branch Sta
tion Farm was reduced $5.38 as a re
sult of using even extremely smal
amounts of cottonseed meal in con
junction with corn and oats. -
When the amounts of cottonseed are
increased and the amounts of corn
correspondingly decreased and this
is to be done soon the annual saving
will be still greater. AH of the mules
are In good health and have practical
ly maintained constant weights. It is
noticeable each spring, however, that
the animals which have the small al
lowance of cottonseed meal "shed off'
earlier and more uniformly than do
those eating corn as the sole concen
,fi. DAN T. GRAY, Chief,
Animal Industry Division.
West Raleigh, N. C
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HEALTH IS WEALTH E
Questions on Heaitfa, Hygiene aund Sanitation of general interest to our readers
will b answered in these columns or by mail if addressed to this office or to the
:tate Board of Health at Raleigh and accompanied by a stamped, addressed envelope,
diagnosis er treatment of individual cases will be attempted.
More than half of the solid matter
In a baby's natural food a sample of
which is sent along by "old Dr. Nature
with each baby consists of the most
soluble, the most digestible, the most
nourishing and altogether ideal nour
ishment in the world) to wit. sugar.
Fishwives peddle much lore about
the alleged ill effects of sugar in a
r' ild's diet. They connect with sugar
and sweets many imagined symptoms
of "worms" which symptoms, by the
way, are really due to most anything
but worms nine time out of ten. But
no matter. When a fishwife finds a
child with an upset of digestion, espe
cially when the breath is heavy and
"IT'LL GIVE YOU WORMS!"
Nonsense! Sugar,-candies and sweets
never cause . worms. They are
valuable food for the growing
sweet, the child feverish, the face
flushed with white lines, around the
"gills," bright eyes, nervous Switch
ings, perhaps talking in sleep or de
lirium when awake, nausea or vomit
ing the old woirian is convinced the
child has "worms." These symptoms
are commonly produced by intestinal
indigestion m children, also by other
illnesses, but never by sugar or candy,
and rarely indeed by worms: "Chil
dren have worms, sometimes; no doc
tor denies that. But the strange part
of it is that children who actually
nave worms, as we knew when worms
are passed from ths bowel, or when
the eggs of worms are discovered by
microscopical examination, there are
usually no such symptoms exhibited
at all! As a rule the child shows no
disturbance of health which a ftshwifg
would even suspect as "wormy symp
toms." Fact is, that there are no
particular symptoms by which a case
of worms may be diagnosed other than
the passing of worms or than the find
ing of the eggs just mentioned.
Sugar is recognized as an excellent
emergency food for soldiers that U
why chocolate is so popular in the
Sugar is a quickly available source
of energy for the heart it seems to
feed the heart muscle just as well as
it feeds the general voluntary nus.
cles. That is why children require a
very generous allowance of sugar or
pure sweets, for their muscles do a
tremendous amount of work In a day's
play, and the heart muscle of course
has to do its bit.
Pure candy is advisable in the diet
of 'school children. Candy, or sugar in
any other acceptable form. The im
portant points are that the sugar or
candy must be pure, and not adulterat
ed with harmful dyes or flavors which
may be used in the preparation o!
cheap er expensive candies alike. The
old time peppermint, lemon, hore
hound and einnamon stick candies are
still as wholesome and cheap as ever.
The child should eat candy or other
sweets as dessert, and not at Irregular
That sugar in Itself does not injure
a child's teeth Is pretty well demon
strated in the beautiful, white, well
preserved teeth of pickaninies who
practically live on sugar cane in the
The popular prejudice againsl
sweets for children is based on the old
granny notion that whatever a child
craved was neeessarily bad for the
child, that sugar "makes worms" (an
absurd ' superstition, when anybodi
knows the rudiments of biology), and
that sugar causes indigestion.
There is no sound reason why everj
young child should not have his nor
mal craving for sweets satisfied in a
reasonable way. , f
WMm zmmt :v G
ML f-wh''i'm,' T ii Tr 1 -
Among the new war books recently
added to the Library are "The Glory
of the Trenches," by Conningsby
Dawson; "All In It" by Ian Hay; and
"A Minstrel in France," by Harry
Lauder; "Personal Memoirs of U. S.
Grant," and W. P. Johnston's' "Life
of Albert Sidney Johnston," although
mot new books are recent additions to
our library There are several ex
cellent children's books much good
!historv and biography besides
many of the more recent novels.yj.
There is v. demand from the carfiips
for text books, especially histories,
for the soldiers. The Library js
shinninc bo-jk:- to Camp Green and
will bo glad of any additions. Vl
w. s. s. j
SANDY SPRINGS. .
Crops ' are looking fine now. Sorhe
corn is being laid by.
Mr. Jethro McEntyre is home from
Camp Sevier for five days.
Mr. and Mrs .W. vv. Davidson
spent Friday night at the home df
The all day singing at Melvin Hill
on the third Sunday was well attend
ed, and a convention was organized,
with several churches asking for
membership. The convention mees
with the Brooklyn church the thirfl
Sunday in July, and at Sandy Spring
the third Sunday in August. 1
Miss Myrtle Cantrell has gone g
Cullowee, N. C, to attend the sum?''
mer school for teachers. i
Several from here attended Child
ren's Day at Cooly Springs.
W. S. S. I
A FAIR BOOSTER.
Landrum, S. C, June 21, 191$
POLK COUNTY NEWS, I
Dear Sir: (i
Please find one dollar William en.
closd. I haven't had it long enough;'
to call it Bill. Send me the NFAV,
until the dollar gives -out, and if I amf
lucky enough I may have another: if
What farmer can beat this: we hadt
corn on a plate June 19 and tomatoes"
on June 20.
I want Polk county to have the
best fair this' fall that has ever beei
held in the county. Hurrah for Poll
county. Let us do all we can to heir
make Polk county the best county in
the State. Plase find one dollar more
to help pay premiums of Fair. PleaseV
don't forget me with premium list. v
With mv best wishes to POLK
COUNTY "NEWS I will close.
J. D. WEAVER.
W. S. S
By mistake the Fair dates were,
made to appear October 10, 11 and 12
when they should be October 9, xO
md 11, so govern yourself according
'y. This will make the Fair fall on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
' In this connection it might be well
to say that every person in Polk
county is invited to uccome a mem
ber of the Association, and a mem
bership fee of One Dollar will be
charged, such money to be devoted to
paying off premiums and such other
expenses as may be incurteft.
Through the efforts of Mr. Geo'. "B.
Cobb, almost $100 have been sub
scribed by the people In Tryon town
hip. Don't wait for your township
committeeman to solicit you, but send
vour dollar to Dr. H, H. Edwards,
Treasurer, at Columbus .and tell him
what township your fee is to be cred
W. S. S
CLOSE OF WAR SAVINGS WEEK.
July toappoint school committeemen
for the various districts in the coun
ty and to attend to any other business
that may come up for consideration.
Each district is especially asked to
meet the Board at this meeting and
make recommendations for the school
corriinittee in your district.
Teachers are going to be scarce
this year and it will be necessary to
begin some of our schools in July so
that these teachers can take another
bchool later in the year. I hope all
the committeemen who can do so Vill
attend the Teachers Institute one day
during the session from June 24th to
July 5th and arrange with your
teacher to begin your school about
the middle of July, and also see
something of the work of the insti
tute any time during its session.
Very sincerely yours,
E.-W. S. COBB, County Supt.
W. S. S
cfest As Parti cu
White girls to act as waitresses at
Highland Lake Ipn this summer. Ad
dress MRS. AMANDA D. MARTIN, '
Highland Lake Inn,
Flat Rock, N.
W. s. s.
A celebration of the Fourth . by
King's Chapel A. M. E. church, is ad
vertised. A Fourth of July celebra
tion at or by a 'King's anything is
something new. But odd things hap
pen in Tryon.
Red Cross Training Courses for
war service at home, will be held at
theed Cross home service institute,
Atlanta, Ga., July 1st and 2nd, last
ing six weeks. Address Joseph C.
Logan, 320 Healy Bldg., Atlanta, Ga.,
for fuH particulars.
FOR SALE or LEASE!
On Tryon Mountian
Suitable for small first class
hotel, or for gentleman's
residence. A fine orchard,
vineyard, small fruits, as:
paragus, etc, Address,
Stearns, N. C.
As Yn -About Tires
:er3 cro thrifty, cr,lcu!atinEr
viio know tiroup-keepcosta
Deucvc err, we'vo locked) into this tire
proposition from top to bottom.
Toko cur advice and buy Diamonds the
cre b-y on the market. The bia
i': ':vo LzrsQ cold our customers are
rur;n:r:; urll-r, giving less trouble, and
costing loss in the end than any other
tiros wo kncT.
Put a Diamond Tube in a Diamond ca$.
VIS and you have the ideal tire equipment
C-rsiha. Hardware Co.
-0' ' North Carolint
Tho War Savings Week campaign
will close in Tryon Friday night at a
big patriotic meeting to be held in the
school auditorium, at 8:30 o'clock
The drive has been a very success
ful OnP hilt it i HfC?ViH - ana tha
drive close with a regular patriotic
love feast, and you are all invited to
Capt. W, W. Gray, U. S. Army, and
Lieut. J. B. Copeland, U. S. Navy will
be present and make talks. Tn addi
tion several "home folks" will be call
ed on for short talks.
It is to be honed evervhodv in Trvon
who possibly can will hf thp'r and
see the campaign elope in a "hlaze of
Rev. R. N. Pratt will cIosp th War
Savings Week cammirm hir motino-
the citizens of Lynn a talk. If you
want to hear a man whose very heart
and soul is in the work, go and hear
this noble Christian minister.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL NOTICE.
The Board of Educati
at Columbus on the first Mondav in
Having qualified as administrator
of L. B. McGuinn, deceased, I hereby
notify all persons indebted to said L.
p. McGuinn to make settlement with
me at once. All accounts against
said estate must be presented to me
within 12 months from this date, or
they will be debarred,
'i This, May 25th, 1918.
J.' M. McGUINN, Admr,
Sole of Land for Taxes.
I By virtue of the tax list in my
hands for collection for the year 1917,
I will on
MONDAY, JULY 15th
t Lynn, during the legal hours of
ale sell to satisfy the taxes and
tost, the followine prooertv.
ucy Blackwell, house and lot
$L G. Cannon house and lot. .
W. A. Cannon housp and Int
usan Cochran house and lot.
fihas. Edwards house and Int
S0!" Fisher, house and M, , , , , , liso
Bob Usher, house und lot 4.62
llave roster house nd lot
Mjnnie Glovel house and lot....
John L. Jackson house and lot..
H- H, Kirkendall house and lot.
Tfy A. Leonard house and lot. . . .
W1. S. McCall house and lot
Mrs. Dock Newman house and
Si G. Newman, house and Vot""
Mrs. Bill Rhodes.
Bub Rhodes, house ad lot ' ?5
John Rhodes .houdf and 7.75
w u' X00 d lot,,.. 2.i3
' P11' house lot.. 5.25
H, tt. inompson, house and lot.. 2.75
Xiray Thompson, house and lot.. 6 83
J. H. Metcalf, Collector.
CDom MaDfls and
iW F. LITTLE
Tryon, N. C,
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Attention Mr. Farmer!
ford Cars and weber wagons
Everything made' of wood and iron is gettinS
higher in price all the time. We were fortunate
enough to place an order about nine months oro for
a car load of the celebrated Weber Wagon, all sizes,
made by the International Harvester Co. , at old
prices, and can today sell you cheaper than we can
now buy, even if we could get them at all.
We cansave you money while they last, and will
sell on easy terms. -
We are also getting a few Ford Cars. Every
farmer that has lots of hauling should have one of
the new Ford Trucks.
, ; Call and talk it over with us.
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