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Polk County news and the Tryon bee. (Tryon, Polk Co., N.C.) 1915-1920, December 19, 1919, Image 8

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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 - ;i n-n numr I . I mn I unrl I Atf I Kft IM fSn1 IB 99 ri "u kii i iiiiuai 1111 ess-; ''fvirri 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. Capital $10,000.00 Salmda, N. C. JOHN B. CANNON, Pres. PRESTOS H. BAIlfY, Casi. - en Fotr GoSf PGayers (GOLF BALLS CADDIE BAGS GOLF GLUB SET Suitable for either lady or gentleman arid priced right, Ac; leonairo ; ; Golf Course Tryon, N. G. H E& Iff! 1 AM' a - H . t1M"BII k 'W A , Mi M h wr IT - H . mm . m m il (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 consume. . 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 fectiTe? - 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 m SMoes and amid Cadies, TCD eady4o-Weaisr 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. w m. ; LANDRUM, SOUTH CAROLINA Go. l- : . I from '-your fertilizer will be greater try S,(D)'W?,ciriEIS,9S ou use TRADE MARK REGISTERED The Fertilizer 'Fish That Mt Scrap jFasnous. 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 mmc, Umg Co.. Inc RichmonA Va. V V.

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