Land Capability Maps
Delivered For Group
Chowan Work Units
Will Be Used For Soil
And Water Conserva
Nine land capability maps for as
many farms were delivered to the
Chowan Work Unit recently. These
maps were made by Joe P. Covington,
Soil Scientist of the Soil Conservation
Service working with the Albemarle
Soil Conservation District.
The land capability maps were pre
pared for farms owned and operated
by Miles E. Bunch, Henry J. Jordan,
George P. Holland, I. Stanley Blanch
ard, Miss Beulah Privott, Neomiah
Bunch, Walter L. Moore, Nathan B.
Dail and Joseph Roberts.
R. C. Jordan, farm planning con
servationist of the Soil Conservation
Service, will use the land capability
maps in the preparation of soil and
water conservation farm plans. They
will serve as a basis for planning the
individual farms according to the ca
pability of the soils.
The suggested treatment for each
acre of land on an individual farm
will conform to its needs for protec
tion and improvement.
A soil and water conservation farm
plan was prepared for Miles E.
Bunch’s farm in the Rocky Hock sec
_ tion last week. As indicated by the
land capability map his soils were
mainly those soils deficient in inher
ent fertility. The sandy or open na
ture of his soils make the mainten
ance of fertility an ever constant con
According to the plan developed
with Mr. Bunch, he will seed 5 acres
to Caley or Wild Winter Peas for
winter cover and soil improvement.
Faster soil improvement can be at
tained with a two-year rotation of
row crops and broadcast crops. How
ever, such a rotation would require
the retirement of one-half of his cul
tivable land to broadcast crops. Mr.
Bunch did not feel that his size of
business and economic situation would
permit a change of such a drastic na
ture—even though the benefits of such
would ,be spelled out in increased
According to the plan developed,
Mr. Bunch will go as far as he can.
He will use winter cover crops as
fully as he can afford. Protection will
be afforded to the soil in winter by
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! these crops and soil leaching and
wind erosion depleted to a consider
.able degree. Some nitrogen will be
1 It is probable that at some later
date Mr. Bunch may wish to revise
his plan in order to receive the full
1 measure of conservation treatment
and conservation benefits.
, Under the new 1954 Agricultural
| Conservation Program some assist
ance in the form of Federal Cost-
Sharing can be obtained for the ini
tial establishment of certain vegeta
tive rotations on crop land. Perren
nial or biennial legumes and perren
i nial grasses will be needed in such
, rotations since they must continue on
[ the land for more than a single sea
Beginning on October 6, 1953, the
■ local Work Unit Conservationist of
. the Soil Conservation Service and the
, Office Manager of the Production &
. Marketing Administration will sit for
one day in each community of Cho
> wan County to advise with farmers
I on the new Agricultural Conservation
At this time farmers will sign up
I for the conservation practices on
which they desire Federal cost-shar
Seest thou a man diligent in his
business ? He shall stand - before
■ kings. —Proverbs 22:29.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. BDCNTON'. N, C- THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 1953.
State College's HINTS TO HOMEMAKERS
Hints of the Season—For a delic
ious pumpkin pie, try folding beaten [
egg whites into the filling and sprink-,
ling nuts over the top just before
Broken bits of peppermint candy
placed inside an apple before baking
give it a delicious flavor.
Stale cake can be freshened by
sprinkling cold water over it for an!
instant and then re-heating it slow
ly in foil or a covered pan. '
An orange or an apple kept in the
cake box keeps the cake moist.
Add a small quantity of orange
juice to cream cheese for a delicious
topping for gingerbread.
If raisins are heated in the oven
before being added to cakes or muf
fins, they will be more easily distrib
You can prevent cream filling from
soaking in by sprinkling a small quan
tity of confectioners’ sugar over the
cake layer before covering with fill
To cut cake with a fruit filling, dip
the knife in hot water; re-dip the]
I knife before cutting each additional
I Cookies made with honey instead of
■ sugar will remain moist for a long
' A cup of cranberries added to each
cup of mincemeat will make a delic
ious pie mix.
I Left-over coffee may be used for
' | mixing gingerbread.
I I If a pinch of salt is added to sour
ifruits during the cooking process less
sugar will be required for sweeten-
Services at the Presbyterian Church
are announced as follows by the pas
tor, the Rev. James MacKenzie:
Sunday School Sunday morning at
Morning worship at 11 o’clock with
a sermon by the pastor on the sub
!. ject “The Sin of Pride.”
Boys’ Brigade meets each Tuesday
evening at 7 o’clock. All boys wel-
I I come. Game room open after school
11 and on Saturdays.
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METHODIST SOCIETY MEETS
The Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church met
at the home of Mrs. Parker Helms
Tuesday night of last week. The pro
gram was in charge of Mrs. W. C.
Moore, who spoke on “A Sower Went
Forth.” Mrs. G. A. Helms was elect
ed president to succeed Mrs. J. H.
Thigpen, who moved tb Windsor. At
the conclusion of the meeting refresh
ments were served.