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Bone and FZcsh
caae xnoUsses, erpoad
corn, tank&se alfalfa, malt
and Bumut, properly balanced for
gnrwih9 fattening cad regmlatiotu 4
Parka Pljj Cbow fed as a hall ratloa
produces 23 to 40 more Iivo hog cKan fj
obtained trom the tame pounds ox other teeca,
Numerous tests have proven that Purina Pis
Chow will produce 100 lbs. live hog fet feed
Shortens fattening period 20 to 30 days. Some hoe men
are feeding as much as a carload of Purina Pig Chow
every 10 day. You need it now.morc than ever.
Place a trial order. Seen today
Hearon Lumber Co. Saluda -
numr I . I mn I
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Kft IM fSn1 IB 99
ri "u kii i iiiiuai 1111
Town talk is Flour $ 1 .80 for 24 lbs.
Qi3o Pace Sj Soitd9
Saluda, N. C
TthQirOf (t : pays;
AIRE IRE AL DAYS -
The time for saving and getting ahead in the game
; of life is NOW.
With a Bank Account started and steadily growing
you will experience a pleasure of accomolishment in
; saving that comes from naught else.
The best way is to come in and start an -account to
day. Don't delay on account of the amount you
have for the start V
BANIK Of SALUOA.
Salmda, N. C.
JOHN B. CANNON, Pres. PRESTOS H. BAIlfY, Casi.
Fotr GoSf PGayers
GOLF GLUB SET
Suitable for either lady or gentleman
arid priced right,
Ac; leonairo ; ;
Tryon, N. G.
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(By B.- ,W. Kllgore Director. N. C.
, Exp. Station, and Extension Service,
Treasurer, N. & Cotton Association.)
The South, and; North Carolina par
ticularly, wrought wonderfully ; well
during the war period. Large crops,
except cotton, hare been made, par
ticularly food crops. The cotton crops
of the country "for the four years' of
the war 1916 to 1918 were ; 11,700,
000 bales, 11,302,000, 11,450,00K and
11,192,000, or an average of lllljOOO
bales, against, the four pre-war crops
of 1911-14 of 16,135,000 14,156,000, lh
703,000, 15,693,000, or an average - of
14,922,000 bales, ;vhlch is an average
of 3,511,000 bales more annually prior
to, than during the war period. -
The acreage of last year was bu
942,000 less; than for 1914 when th
bumper crop of 16,135,000 bales was
produced. The low production for
the past' four years has been due
mainly to bad ; seasonal conditions in
Texas and Oklahoma. Good" winter
rains already have been had in these
States, and with the same acreage as
in 1918, near 36,000,000 and good sea
sons, a crop well nigh as lartre as our
largest can and likely would be made.
which is far beyond what there are
any reasons to think the world will
Big Crop, Low Price. '
Our bumper cotton crop of 16,000,
000 bales in 1914 brought 8300,000,000
and our 11,500,000 bale "crop of 1917
brought: the South 11,600,000,000, or
twice as much as the bumper crop.
We know, what this means-rMbig cropJ
low price." j Cotton at, present prices
is at, if not below, the cost of produc
tion, and not an inconsiderable num
ber of North Carolina farmers have
cotton of two years on hand.
It would seem that the world needs
and will consume at cost of produc
tion, plus a fair profit, the small crop
of 1918, especially as this is one of
four small crops in succession, the av
erage for the four years being 11.411,
000 bales, or 14,000,000 less for the
tour year war period than for the
four year pre-war period. ,
To Make This Effective.
What can be done to make this ef
fit" A well-defined co-operative pro
gram on. the part of the banker, the
merchant and the farmer for holding
and selling should bring results.
I 2. Along with the movement to en
able the farmer, the merchant and the
banker, or 4 whoever has cotton, to
hold it till the right time to sell, must
go a program to house the stapled
3. " What Is perhaps more important
when measured in terms of its effect
5ia the future of our farming in
dustry, is a plan for preventing the
production of a cotton crop this year
greater than-the world will require. A
reduction in acreage of from one-fifth
to one-third has been suggested as
the method of doing this. This would
mean for North Carolina in round
numbers, a million acres instead of a
million and a half of cotton. , This
would leave a half million arrs here
tofore devoted to cotton available for
food, feed and soil-improving crops.
Better Land for Cotton. -
Cotton should likely, in most cases,
be put on the better land, Including
some at least of the land planted! to
soil Improving crops during the past
ear. It should be fertilised with the
iview of economy so as to meet the
;needj of the land thus used and the
icrop. and increasing the acreage pro
duction and reducing the cost so as to
I meet the almost certain lower price
for cotton next fall. V
4. Another matter of serious con
cern is the price of fertilisers. The
prices of fertilizers are the highest
we have ever known, and while the
cotton grower cannot afford, If posst
Me. to allow his acreage yields Xtc
decline, fertilizers must be used, as to
quantity and kind, to best meet the
; needs of - the soil and - the crop, r ;
Food; and : Feed Crops. 7 1
5. It will be easily agreed that all
reduction in cotton should go. into
food and feed crops and pastureln
Jan effort to make n the food and
feed for the State on . the farms fbf
the State, so as to save transportation
charges; and intervening profits; to
make easy, the holding of. cotton, to
bacco, peanuts and other money crops,
and to encourage and : ' sunnort tmt
growing livestock industry beef cat
tie, hogs, poultry, sheep and dairy
cows for the family -cow, "bur, dairies
and creameries and for our new
cheese Industry these, together with
our farm and, townspeople and our an
imals, make a practically, sure mar
ket at remunerative, prices, for all the
food and feed crops and . roughage
that can be grown.-; , is
Entitled to Better Living Conditions
6. Finally, we must have in mind
as a whole, people a readjustment : of
our wage and living scale. We should
not want to go- back to. the old con.
ditions as regards these. Cotton,' pea
nuts,, tobacco and other money ;and
general crops in the whole South have
been- produced with low-priced ;iaboi
with much child labor,' unpaldoi
underpaid. These crops hare 'beeis
sold to the world on a basis of ithii
kind of labor and we have bbushi
products -from, other parts of the
country:, on basis , of a higher libb)
and. a higher living scale than rouj
own,. greatly to the detriment tt ?stvd.
wn, standard of Irving as a settles.-.
s -vjill buy now foi hio future needs, especially will he do his h
to anticipate hs 'wonta and the vants of his family in the line 0f
. wearing apparel for the next ceveral monthsV; Prices on
thing in the line of
wll be much higher next year than now. Already early buyers
are having to pay 20 per cent more for these articles than they
paid last fall; and added to this is the prospect of a strike of the
garment workers, which will have a tendency to further in
crease wholesale prices. Our best judgment says BUY NOW
ahd save this advance. Don't blame us if you put off buying un
til spring and have to pay more than we ask you today. Be wise
by anticipating your needs and BUY NOW.
A Meriy Chritsmas and Happy New Year to all of our
friends and customers.
LANDRUM, SOUTH CAROLINA
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Norfolk, Va. Rjchmond, Va. Lynchburg, Va.' Tarboro, N. C .? Chariotte, N.C,
Wcsbjngton,N.C. Columbia, S.C i Spartanburg, S. C Atlanta, Gai Macon, Ga.
: Columbus, Ga. Montgomery, Ala. ; Baltimore, Md. Toledo, Ohio
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