Acreage In Chowan
Slightly Above 1952
Corn Leads In Cultivat
ed Land With 41
According to the preliminary 1954
farm census of Chowan County, there
is a slight increase in total harvested
acreage during 1953, due to increases
in cotton, potatoes and commercial
vegetable acreage. The acreage for
the remainder of the crops harvested
in 1953 was below 1952 due mostly to
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ARMOUR'S MATCHLESS SLICED |
YOUR TOTAL FOOD BILL IS LESS. WHEN YOU SHO P A T C S 1
I COLONIA L STOR E S
The January 1, 1954, number of milk ,
cows two years old and over decreas-;
ed slightly from a year earlier, while
reported data for beef cows of the j
same age and class showed a small
gain in numbers.
Utilization of all land in farms was j
I 40 per cent harvested, 1 per cent idle,
3 per cent improved pastures, 1 per,
cent other pastures, leaving 55 peri
cent in all other land.
Os the cultivated land, 41 per cent
was com, 19 per cent peanuts, 14 per
cent soybeans, 13 per cent cotton, 2
per cent tobacco and 11 per cent in
According to information eontribut
ed by farmers to the County Commis
sioners through their farm census su
i pervisors and township listers dur
ing January, the following data on
. Chowan County farm items has just
i Farm land uses: All land in farms,
86,759 acres in 1952 and 86,394 in
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, N. C„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1984.
! 1953; harvested crop land, 34,111 acres j
in 1952 and 34,827 in 1953; idle crop!
land, 650 acres in 1952 and 450 acres'
,in 1953; improved pasture, 2,113 acres 1
in 1952 and 2,571 acres in 1953; all
j other pasture land, 863 acres in 1952
| and 814 acres in 1953; all other land,
/woods, waste, 49,122 acres in 1952 and
,47,732 acres in 1953.
■j Major Crops (harvested acres) :|
I Com, all purposes, 14,318 acres in
1952 and 14,181 acres in 1953; cotton,
’ 3,576 acres in 1952 and 4,385 acres in
1953; tobacco, 863 acres in 1952 and
819 acres in 1953; peanuts, alone, all
purposes, 6,756 acres in 1952 and
6,414 acres in 1953; wheat for grain,
35 acres in 1952 and 38 acres in 1953;,
oats for grain, 10 aces in 1952 and 47
' acres in 1953; other small rains for j
i grain, 119 acres in 1952 and 43 acres j
; in 1953; soybeans for beans grown
alone, 5,386 acres in 1952 and 4,804 j
, in 1953; soybeans grown with other
i crops, 143 acres in 1952 and 57 acres
Crops harvested for hay: Soybeans
and cowpeas, 61 acres in 1952 and 4
acres in 1953; small grains, 4 acres in
1952 and 4 acres in 1953; lespedeza,
2 acres in 1952 and none in 1953; all i
other hays, 54 acres in 1952 and 5
acres in 1953.
Vegetables harvested: Irish pota-'
| toes, 46 acres in 1952 and 66 acres in;
1953; sweet potatoes, 252 acres in
1952 and 290 acres in 1953; other
vegetables mostly for sale, 2,295 acres
in 1952 and 2,724 acres in 1953.
Miscellaneous: Commercial fertil
izers, 8,130 tons used in 1952 and 8,674
tons used in 1953.
Livestock and people as of January
1: Sows and gilts for farrowing,
j 1,795 in 1953 and 1,796 in 1954; cows,
and heifers two years plus kept main-,
ly for milk, 237 in 1953 and 207 in
I 1954; cows and heifers kept mainly
! for beef, 757 in 1953 and 801 in 1954;
i hens and pullets of laying age, 31,330
K&SsARMOOR STAR FANCY SELECT
POTATOES 10 29
ELECT RED RIPE S
RIGHT FOR SHRIMP COCKTAIL'S
large SHRIMP ” 55
PORK CHOPS ” 39
pm&OLD VIRGINIA STRAW
MOUSE APPLE, PEACH OR CHERRY^gSs-^gg^^g^;
PIE MIXES ~ 25
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in 1953 and 30,160 in 1954; all people'
living on farm tracts, 6,360 in 1953 i
and 5,314 in 1954.
126 Receive Old Age j
Assistance In August
! Old age assistance in August was |
| given to 126 persons in Chowan Coun
ty with $3,141 distributed among this
group. Twelve cases of aid to de- j
pendent children received S4BB, while 1
13 cases of aid to the blind received j
$495 and $492 went to 14 cases of I
permanently and totally disabled per-1
j During August general assistance
was given to three cases in the amount
of $83.84 and other financial assist
;, ance included seven cases hospitaliz
ed in the county, $549 and two cases
i hospitalized outside the county, $37.56.
’ Service Cases included one adult pa
rolee under supervision, three persons
1 receiving free eye examinations
iREDGATE TOMATOES )
4= 43 W >
through the N. C. State Commission
for the Blind, one investigation made
i for the local Draft Board, eight child
I labor certificates issued and 16 chil
! dren receiving individual service.
1 Tax On Carnival F®r
! * Chowan County Fair
j E. J. Hobbs, Jr., appeared l>«fore
1 the County Commissioners Thursday
I morning to request the Commissioners
jto relieve Ed Bond Post, No. 4s,
I American Legion of the county tax on
the carnival which will occupy the
midway at the Chowan County Fail
the week of September 13-18.
The fair is sponsored by Ed Send
Pest, and the commissioners agreed te
relieve the post of the usual tax.
Mr. Hobbs informed the commisison
ers that the Legien will be the
i alert to stop any activity of th* cawi
s val which might be undesirable.