: : SOIL CONSERVATION NEWS
A E Bf JAMES H. GRIFFIN, Soil Conservationist
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B i.Did you ever think about
111 JMftfeifet terraces on your farm?
' does stem a little im
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H pfobatoly uneven, high spots here
jjRAM Sow spots in other places.
BPJU’S j®st about impossible to
K/Work»out a suitable row sys-
H tftm ofi the contour. ..
H ..WeH-all of this is being chang
-9 t 4 if results of a field dem-
B onstraition at Odum Prison
B Parma' in Northampton County
B Jaßt Ttfesday, March 14, were in-
B tefrpreied correctly.
B - The* field was very uneven,
B high Spots here and low places
B tijere.; A heavy tractor and pan
B W%re used to grade out the rough
B spots. -" ’ Terrace lines (parallel)
B wieife /Fun and built with the
B tractof and pan. Even an old
B tf+race was moved in the land
I the terraces and the
B giadiiig cost was estimated at
B $3 per 100 feet or 3 cents per
H % Grass waterways were con-
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struoted to allow excess surface
water to drain from the field.
A bush mulch was used to pro
tect the waterways. This was
simply pine tops shingled with
pine poles to hold the pine tops
Land grading looks very prom
ising in the soil and water con
servation program. SCS Engi
neer Taylor Currin of Raleigh,
told farmers at last Tuesday’s
demonstration that within 10
years land grading and furrow
irrigation would be major prac
tices on Eastern North Carolina
farms. He says that Soil Con
servation Service engineers have
the technical know-how to in
stall furrow irrigation systems
now and have several systems
installed. Odum Prison Farm,
where the demonstration was
j held, have plans in their basic
‘ conservation plan with the Real
noke-Chowan Soil Conserfation
District to install a furrow irri-
I gation system. The land grad
! ing and parallel terraces are
the CHowiflf WEWHift NORTH CTWPLiirA, Thursday, march n mi.
thdif first sfeffe toward furrow
Mr. Currin, SCS engineer, stat
ed that lack of information so
farmers on advantages .of land)
1 grading and lack of availablej
equipment was slowing the move'
of furrow irrigation in Eastern
1 North Carolina.
Several plants are available to
seed novy for gfatSng during 'the
summer '. June, July and
August. Pearl Millet and Su
• dex (cross of Sudan and pearl
millet) are the--best of the an
; nuals which can he seeded now.
i Yates Parrish and Edgar Earl
Hollowell of Edenton both re-i
ceived outstanding results last
year grazing cattle on these two
crops. Thurman Harrell, Tyner,
used pearl millet for his cattle]
last year. The millet complete-1
ly ran away from his cattle.
Best of the perennial pastures)
for summer grazing is Coastal'
I Negro Heme Demonstration News
( By MBS. ONNIB S. CAIUTOK, CM*tT*«CM rj
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The three top ratings <Jf Home
Demonstration Clubs on the
Most Outstanding Club of the
Year, for the month of Febru
Ist place: Green Hall
2nd place: Tie between Ca
naan Temple and Edenton
3rd place: Warren Grove.
Dr. Samuel Proctor, president
of A. and T. College, Greens
boro, N. C., speaker at the Nine
teenth Annual State Council
Meeting of Home Demonstration
Clubs in Raleigh Wednesday,
took as his subject, “Saving To
day’s Homes,” keeping in mind
the theme, “Today’s Homes Build
Tomorrow’s World”. Dr. Proctor
stressed three points that are
important in saving today’s i
homes —the working mother; ed-j
ucating youth in sex education; |
and educating men in responsi
bility and moral education.
Dr. Proctor gave statistics
which prove that more of our
homes are dissolving. Some of
the reasons for this might be
the progress of time, active wars,
the cold war—which makes one
live under emotional strain and
the working mother. In spite of
conditions the home vnust be
come a symbol of comfort and
| fellowship and a symbol of sorne-
Bermuda grass. This is especial
ly good on sandy grows
Well on other lapd in the county.
During the summer months it
’ will carry 4-5 cows per acre
| with proper fertilizer. Most
J farmers use about 100 pounds of
nitrogen per acre in April fol
lowed by 100 pounds of nitro
g&t‘ In July or 200 pounds of
nitrogen pCr Jrefcr. A top dress
ing of 400-600 pounds of 0-14-14
or 0-10-20 is applied in late
February of March each year.
Farmers Who have Coastal 'Ber
muda grass are proud of it.
The lespedezas are good for
summer grazing crops. Either
Kobe or Korean are well suited
for grazing. Seed date is now.
Another lespedeza, Serieea, is
used for grazing, especially on
deep sandy soils. It is a peren
nial plant and make a good hay
I crop as well as a grazing crop.
I B’k excellent for erosion control,
tob. 'March is the mo'nth to seed
it. ; .
thing warm and beautiful—in
order to save today’s homes.
A plaque from the State Coun
cil was presented to D. S. Weav
er, Director, N. C. Extension
Service, who retires in June.
Presentation was made by Mrs.
Vera Slade, first vice president.
Mrs. Lizzette Pearsall, State
Council President, presided dur
ing the morning session. Invo
cation was given by the Rev.
Cleo M. McCoy, Director of Re
ligious Activities at A. and T.
College. Welcome was extended
by W. G. Enloe, Mayor of Ra
leigh. Greetings were given by
Miss Ruth Current, Assistant Ex
tension Director; Mrs. Lucille ’
Alston, Mrs. Janie Lovick and
Mrs. Irene Booker, District
Presidents. Dr. Proctor was in
| troduced by R. E. Jones, State
I Extension Agent, A. and T. Col
‘ lege. Music was presented by
the sextet of Saint Augustine
Approximately 2,500 Home
Demonstration Club women from
52 counties having Negro Ex
tension Work, attended the State
Council meeting. Here are a
few excerpts from Mrs. Pear
“During the past year 20,000
Club women have gained help-
I ful information in family living
j areas such as food, housing,
(home management, clothing,
health, etc. This kind of in
formation also reached home
makers outside the home dem
onstration cluhs through the
newspaper, radio, television,
community development and like
Sources. We are therefore proud
of having assisted nearly 62,000
farm, rural non-farm and urban
families in making desirable
changes in some phases of home
Leaders have multiplied the
efforts of the agent in every
neighborhood and county. But
leaders are too few. More lead
ers are needed to meet the chal
lenge of our motto “Lifting
As We Climb.” Many reward
ing and satisfying experiences
come to the leader through train
ing and serving. The County
Council officers this .year ex
perienced a very challenging and
inspiring week-end training
workshop at Swansboro. Spe
cific leader-training in our own
county setting prepares the lead
er to assume her responsibility
in a ’’People’s” program.
The II oin e Demonstration
Study conducted in our state
last November was the first
•among Negroes in the United
States. The findings will pro
vide a better basis for building
a more effective Home Econom
ics Extension program in the
future. We are happy to know
that the first release of the
“highlights” of this study will
be released this week. This will
be quite valuable in planning
our 1962 programs.
We must be willing to accept
new opportunities and new re
sponsibilities regardless of how
busy we are. Let us put forth
more effort to know and to do
something about our problems.
Let us be determined to work
together for stronger leadership
and better family living. With
faith in ourselves and God we
know we will succeed.”
Delegates attending from Cho
wan County were: Mrs. Pattie
Fayton, Mrs. Carrie Brown, Mrs.
Lindsay Blount, Mrs. Helen
Wills, Mrs. Mary Nixon and Mrs.
Ore no Wills.
WUfOS OVER JORDAN CHOIR
SINCB IN EDENTON APRIL II
9he internationally famous
Wings Over Jordan Choir at Los
Angeles, California, will present
from the Ancient Age Sportsman's Idea Exchange
Live bait one of your prob
lems? Place some punctured
beer cans in shallow water. It'
won’t be long before soft-shelled |
crayfish in the area are calling!
the cans home-sweet-home. Re-1
trieve the cans and you’ve j
enough bait to see you through,
a day’s fishing.
Or, if you’d rather use worms |
here’s away to pick up 200
lively ones —but fast. Mash up
the hulls of 20 black walnuts
in three gallons of water. Splash
the magic liquid over a two-foot- 1
square area. Get ready! In 15
seconds here come the worms.
Just pick ’em up.
Has someone ever claimed
your buck after he’s been bagged
and tagged by you? It may be
tasy to switch tags, but if you
write your name on a small slip
of paper, slit the hide of the
animal in an inconspicuous spot
and slip in the proof, your trou
bles will be over on that score.
■ls lost duck-decoy anchors h,as
been one of your problems, read
on. This sportsman uses wheel
balancing weights. Your neigh
borhood garage is an ideal
source. The “U” form sinks into
the bottom and holds—but good.
A handful of metal-case shells
rattling about loose in your poc
ket may spook game just when
you’re trying to make like Dan
iel Boone. Put a rubber band
around them to keep ’em quiet.
To keep toilet tissue dry in
a damp camp put it in a dis
carded two-pound coffee can. It
fits the roll and solves the prob
And here’s another wet-weath
er tip: A sure-fire fire starter
is saw dust mixed with a small
amount of kerosene. Pack the
mixture up in screwtop cans or
jars and remember to take it
along on your next venture
afield. It doesn’t work if you
leave it behind.
For some cheap, fast-action
target practice try small chunks
of charcoal—briquettes are best.
They explode when hit. It’s so
■much fun you’ll be out of ammo
in no time.
If you want to make a re
triever out of that floppy-eared
pup try this: First throw out a
sponge or old sock. When he’s
got that down pat, switch to a
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
HERTFORD, NORTH CAROLINA
GIVES FREE SILVER DOLLARS
To inaugurate our new Friday evening hanking hours,
we are offering a FREE SILVER DOLLAR for eaeli new
Savings Account of $25.00 or more, and a FREE SILVER
DOLLAR to each old Savings Account Customer wli o
makes a Savings Deposit of $25 or more during the hours
between 3:30 P. M., and 7:00 P. M., on March 31,1961.
This offer is good only on Friday evening, March 31st,
1961, between the hours of 3:30 P. M., and 7:00 P. M.
WE PAY 3% ON SAVINGS WHICH IS COMPOUNDED SEMI ANNUALLY.
BE SURE TO COME AND GET
YOUR FREE SILVER DOLLAR!
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
HERTFORD, NORTH CAROLINA
All Accounts Insured Up To SIO,OOO
, . £. V l %
pine cone. By going from soft
to hard objects he’ll learn not
to damage a mallard on opening
(Try for a SSO prize. Send
your tip to A.A. Contest, Sports
Afield, 959 Bth Ave., New York
19, N. Y.).
CARD OF THANKS
I want to take this opportuni
ty to thank my many friends,
organizations, church .groups and
all others who sent me cards
and flowers as well as other |
acts of kindness and sympathy (
during my illness,
c SIDNEY SPRUILL
SUNDAY SCHOOL [
Cont'd. from Paqe 6—Section 2
dead teacher; she left with the
electrifying assurance that he
was alive and that God had not
failed! With this experience
our lives, like hers, will be fill
ed with a holy boldness.
Our main trouble is that, like
Mary, we are seeking in the
dead past for a corpse. Only a
living Lord can transform our
loneliness and defeat and make
us able to follow in 'his spirit of
love, of confident victory!
We would do well, also, to be
receptive to the second suggest
ion of Mary’s story . . . that the
Risen Lord is with us, but we
have not recognized him. “Sup-
I posing him to he the gardener,
I Mary remained defeated in spir
it. Part of our difficulty is that
He appears to us in a different
form from that which we ex
pect, just as He did to Mary.
But when we “turn around” by
faith from our self-centered grief
or self-pity or struggle. He will
make himself known to us.
We are given power to wit
ness to the Resurrection in our
own lives when we dedicate
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ourselves to him and trust him|
to lift us to him. The gift of |
the Holy Spirit was and is the j
presence of his Spirit with us, 1
which provides us with all the!
power we need. The best wit- 1
ness is not argument, but life, j
We need words also, but the
words must be accompanied by
the risen life in us. Only thus
can we carry out the challenge
of Christ to do even greater
things than He did. God has,
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I indeed, sent Us into the world,'
| even as he sent his Son.
| Surely no Christian can be
I truly in Christ without such a
j witness in words and in life,
j Here, indeed, is the final and
; supreme test of our discipleship.
| (These comments are based on
■ outlines of the International
: Sunday School Lessons, copy
righted by the International
Council of Religious Education,
, and used by permission.)