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By W. G. YEAGER
The fields of sweet clover and corn
on the farm of Mr. C. A. Brown near
Cleveland looked good to the gather
ing of farmers from over the county
that assembled one day last week.
Many were heard to remark "how can
a man get corn to grow like that on
upland?” and th6 man standing by re
plies: "Mr. Brown has been growing
sweet clover for several years.” Sweet
clover alone is not responsible for the
bumper corn crop prospects that was
seen on the Brown farm, but the fact
that both the sweet clover and corn
crops are marketed annually on hoof
and not as grain or hay and when Mr.
Brown adds one dollar’s worth of plant
food in way of phosphate, potash or
lime, fully % of it stays on the farm
for ever except as nature leaches some
of it away.
Contrasting this with the crop farm
where all crops are marketed as such
the process becomes an exchange of
crops at harvest time for the fertiliz
er bill at planting time and the farm
becoming less productive all the while.
From the standpoint of calculations
it would seem to be a simple process
to supply commercial fertilizer and
produce crops indefinitely but in prac
tice another factor enters in that up
sets all of the calculations and that is
the erosion factor on all farms but
many times more serious on the crop
farms than on the live stock farms.
Mr. H. H. Bennett, of the U. S. Bu
reau of Soils, an eminent authority on
soil erosion, states that "in North Car
olina erosion removes twenty-one
times the plant food as do the crops.”
A loss that agriculture in this depres
sion is unable to cope with and is a
most serious question. The live stock
farmer reduces this loss to a minimum,
and in fact is building up the fertil
ity of his soil as was seen on the Brown
On the J. W. Zachary farm that
adjoins the Brown farm the gathering
of farmers witnessed the successful ef
forts of a negro tenant in combatting
dodder in fifty acres of korean lespe
deza that will likely be certified. The
tenant used the practical means in
reach of every farmer,, first a sharp
hoe, then a sharp scythe 'an^lastlv the i
out of twenty-five cent cotton that
we do not have.
Farmers will soon begin to wonder
just what fertilizer will be most prof
itable for them to use under their
small grain this fall and to help an
swer this question the Extension of
fice will make free analysis of soil
samples for lime and phosphate ->n Sat
— urdays. Bring a handful of soil from
the field that you want tested or sever
al handfuls from several different lo
cations if the soil in the field varies.
For potash and nitrogen test bring a
section of green corn stalk cut oil at
the ground and about three feet long.
Know what your soil needs in way of
plant food and then fertilize accord
The farm with a bunch of milk
cows, a barn full of feed and more feed
making is in a more envious position
than the man with a farm covered
with cotton. The butter market has
advanced five cents or more per pound
in the past sixty days and continues to
grow stronger week by week. There
is a third less butter in storage than a
year ago, a ten cent tax on colored
oleomargarine in the nation and few
er milk cows to go into the winter
than a year ago. One or more good
milk cows and the man selling cream
needs five or more to make it practical
is in a position to market his surplus
grain crop at the highest market price
and retain practically all of the plant
food on the farm, receive a weekly or
monthly check for his products, dis
tribute the labor of the farm more
uniformly over the year and be on that
road that will lead to economic inde
pendence more quickly than crop
farming without the livestock.
8 ROAD OFFICIALS
NAMED FOR COUNTY
Maintenance Districts Es
tablished For Rowan By
District Engineer Peck.
-Lewis B. Peck, Concord, state high
way district engineer, has announced
the road officials for Rowan county.
E. E. Beaver and Floyd Barger will
be in charge of the various convict
crews and will generally supervise the
road work in this county.
In addition to Mr. Beaver and Mr.
Barger, Mr. Peck named the following
six road foremen and the territory un- j
der their jurisdiction:
The six sections of Rowan county,
and their approximate boundaries,
Section west of highway 803, which
passes through Mt. Ulla, Bear Poplar,
Woodleaf and on to Cooleemee. C. D.
Click, of Cleveland, is foreman.
Section west of highway 15, Salis
bury to Charlotte, and west of the road
from China Grove to Mill Bridge, and
south of route 803; P. G. Edminston,
of Mt. Ulla, foreman.
Section west of highway 10 and 13
from China Grove to the Yadkin river
and extending to the China Grove
Mill Bridge road and route 803; un
der direction q£W. B. Hatley, of Sal
18 and the Mt. Pleas
ant road to the Cabarrus county line;
under direction of George C. Castor.
Section east of highway 10 and the
Mt. Pleasant road, extending as far
south as Rockwell; under W. C. Kes
Section in the extreme southeastern
portion of Rowan under the direction
of R. Lee Morgan.
Come to Grief Airman—I was
trying to make a record.
Farmer—Well, you’ve made it. You
be the first man in these parts who
climbed down a tree without having
to climb up it first. Passing Show.
IN COUNTY COURT
Court Kept Busy Last
Week; Brantley Earn
hardt Fined $325; Com
plete Summary Given.
Twenty-four defendants were ar
raigned in the Rowan county court
during the week of August 10-15.
Sentences totaling 44 months were im
posed, with some of the defendants
having the alternative of paying fines.
The largest fine imposed was on
Brantley Earnhardt, of eastern Row
an, a familiar figure in the Rowan
County Court, who was given tern
months on the roads or pay a fine of
$325.00 and costs, for violation of the
Liquor cases led the offenses with
which the various defendants were
With Judge C. E. Gooch presiding
and J. Allan Dunn prosecuting, the
following cases were disposed of:
Lon Benfield, four months on roads
for manufacturing whiskey; 30 days
in workhouse for committing forcible
trespass, sentences to run consecutive
Vernon Eads, three months on roads
for manufacturing whiskey; 60 addi
tional days for committing simple as
sault, sentences to run consecutively.
C. L. Whitman, speeding, $5.00 and
Kenneth Ballard, speeding, costs.
Irving Harris, illegal train riding,
15 days in workhouse.
Clinton Richard, illegal train rid
ing, 15 days in workhouse.
Dan Burgess, driving while drunk,
four months on roads or $50.00 and
costs, and lenjoined from operating
car for period of 90 days.
Dan Burgess and Earl Penley, vio
lation prohibition laws; Burgess 30
days on roads; Penley 60 days on roads
or $25.00 fine.
G. V. Widenhouse, violation pro
hibition laws, not guilty.
Will Henderson, assault, $25.00 or
60 days on roads.
Lake Alexander, Floyd Carter and
Luther Carter, illegal train riding, 15
days each in workhouse.
B. F. Steed, speeding, continued.
Carl Linderfield, two cases of larceny
and receivings 30 days in workhouse
in first case; 60 days on roads in sec
ond case, sentences to run concurrent-,
Bud Barnhardt, manufacturing
ficer, adjuded guilty, judgment con
tinued. Another case charging this de
fendant with larceny by trick contin
Brantley Earnhardt, violation pro
hibition laws, ten months on roads or
fine of $325.00..
James Simon, violation prohibition
laws, four months on roads or fine of
Johnny Yates and H. P. Clampert,
forcible trespass, 60 days on roads or
fine of $25.00 each.
D. R. Lewis, drunk and disorderly,
continued August 21st.
Marshall Goodman, two cases of lar
ceny and receiving, drawing sentences
of 60 days on roads and 30 days in
workhouse, to run concurrently.
CANDY ROUTS 2 BANDITS
St. Louis, Aug. 19.—A drugstore
proprietor’s brother, in the store dur
ing a recent hold-up, hurled a box of
candy at the bandit, who then fled.
The candy-tossing example was
emulated the next day in a confection
ery store by a girl clerk. She aimed,
however, at a plate-glass window when
the bandit began ransacking the cash
register. He fled as the glass crashed.
SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
Pursuant to the provisions contained in a
certain mortgage trust deed, dated May 4th,
1928, recorded in Book of Mortgages No. 110,
page 138, executed by Harvey G. Morgan and
wife, Pearle Crook Morgan; and Charity C.
Morgan, to T. F. Hudson, Trustee, which mort
gage* is registered in the office of the Register
of Deeds for Rowan County, N. C., default
having been made in the payment of the
amount secured by said mortgage as therein
provided, and by authority and power of sale
conferred by said mortgage, and by law pro
vided, the undersigned Trustee will offer for
sale at public auction to the highest bidder,
or bidders, for cash, at the Court House door
in Salisbury, N. C., on
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 1931, AT 12
the following described real property, to-wit:
(1) BEGINNING at a stake, Love Park
er’s corner on Emeline Miller’s line; thence
S. 85 deg. E. 10.72 chains to a stake, J. W.
Miller’s corner; thence N. 5 deg. E. 17.12
chains to a stake, J. W. Miller’s corner;
thence N. 3 deg. E. 28 links to a stake ; thence
N. 86 deg. W. 10.82 chains to a stake on line
of Lot No. 2; thence S. 4 deg. W. 17.30 chains
to the BEGINNING, containing 18% acres,
more or less.
For back title, see deed dated August 12,
1897, and recorded in Book 174, page 226, of
fice Register of Deeds for Rowan County, N.
(2) BEGINNING at a stake, Charity Mor
gan’s corner in Miller’s line; thence S. 86
deg. E. 10.82 chains to a stake; thence S. 80
deg. W. 28 links to a stone, J. W. Miller’s
cornc^; thence S. 85 deg. E. one chain to. a
stake, Miller’s corner; thence N. 5 deg. E.
4.25 chains to a stake in line of School House
Lot; thence N. 87 deg. W. 1 chain to a stake,
Miller's corner; thence N. 12% links to a
stake in line of School House lot corner; thence
• iN. 5 8eg. E. 19.27 chains to a stake, Mary
Reid’s corner; thence N. 86% W. 11.34 chains
to a stake, Miller’s corner in Mary Reid’s line;
thence S. 5 deg. W. 13.50 chains to the BE?
GINNING, containing 15% acres, more or
Dated this August 18th, 1931.
T. F. HUDSON, Trustee.
HUDSON & HUDSON, Attorneys.
Mrs. T. Edgar Johnston spent last
week attending the quarterly board
meeting of the State Vocational Train
ing School located at White Lake, N.
C. Other members of the* board
Mr. Leland Kitchen, Mr. Luther
Hodges, and Supt. A. T. Allen of Ral
eigh were also in attendance.
Returning from White Lake, Mr.
and Mrs. T. Edgar Johnston were join
ed by Mr. and Mrs. W. Tom Bost and
family of Raleigh in a delightful visit
to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hatch in Golds
boro. Mrs. Bost, state welfare officer,
and Mrs. Hatch are sisters of Mrs.
Mrs. Clyde Livingood and little
daughter, Dorothy, of Greensboro,
who have been recent visitors of Mrs.
W. M. Rowe, in Tampa, have return
ed to their home accompanied by Mrs.
Rowe. Mrs. Livingood and Mrs. Rowe
spent sometime here with their moth
er, Mrs. Huff, 403 East Bank street.
Later Mrs. Rowe will return to visit
Mrs. Huff until October.
Mr. Harry Lee Fisher, expert paper
hanger and painter of this city, is now
located with a large paper hanging and
painting company in Washington, D.
C., for an indefinite time.
S J J
Mr. and Mrs. Sorrels Ballenger, 117
Circle Drive, have Mrs. H. A. Cost
ner, and H. A., Jr., of Greenville, S.
C., as guests. Mrs. Costner is Mrs. Bal
§ § §
The sales force of the Greer Hard
ware Company spent Wednesday af
ternoon at Willimore Springs attend
ing the annual barbecue given by the
Lexington Hardware Company includ
ing their six branch stores. Those who
attended^ from Salisbury were: Man
ager Leake Bernhardt, and young son,
Master Paul Leake and Master Clar
ence Kluttz, Mr. Chas. F. Reisner,
Mr. Brown -and Mr. Walter Shoaf.
§ § §
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Maupin have en
joyed a week’s trip to Connelly
Springs, N. C.
§ § §
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ketner and two
attractive children, 328 Maupin ave
nue, have gone to visit relatives of
Mrs. Ketner in Washington, D. C.
§ § §
Mr. Chadwick, of Washington, D.
C., assistant to the vice president of
the Southern Railroads and supervisor
of the mechanical forces, has been at
the Spencer shops this week.
5 5 5
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Abernathy of
China Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Shuford
Parks and children, of Salisbury, have
returned from a visit to their uncle,
Mr .W. M. Coffey and cousin, Mr, R.
A. Coffey at Lincolnton.
5 5 5
Illness has kept H. L. DuVal of
1206 South Fulton street confined for
the past week.
5 5 5
Mrs. Emily Eaton, of Charlotte and
Lincolnton, has been the guest of her
uncle, Mr. Tom Wilkie and family,
in China Grove.
5 5 5
Mr. and Mrs. C. Parks Barringer,
who were married last month, have
bought the Herbert Smith home on
Wiley street and plan occupancy at an
5 5 5'
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fisher and
children, of Granite Quarry, have re
turned from a vacation spent at
Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington.
$ $ $
Mrs. Will Neave is spending two
weeks at Black Mountain.
§ § §
Interesting news comes from Arnold
Snider, Jr., and Kerr Craige Ramsey
who spent last week in Paris. In Ger
many, Hungary, France, Italy and
England the visitors have been guests
for the week’s stay in each country in
private homes. They rate Hungary as
the outstanding country'visited from
the standpoint of pleasure. The young
globe trotters plan to return home in
another week or two.
S S S
Miss Girlie Walton has returned
from a visit to friends in the moun
tains of Ashe county.
Mrs. Ed. Phillips, who has spent the
past five weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. I. Shaver, 419 East Innes
street, has returned to her home in
New Orleans. Many social courtesies
were shown Mrs. Phillips during her
visit. Among those entertaining were:
Mrs. Knox Patterson, Mrs. W. H.
Crowder, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Shav
er, Mrs. Geo. Weant and Mrs. L. S.
§ § §
Mrs. Bellamy Smith and son, Clai
borne, have joined Mr. Smith in Wil- I
mington. They plan to resume house
keeping at an early date. Mrs. Smith
spent the past year in Salisbury with
Mrs. Claiborne Walton, Mrs. Smith’s
§ § §
Mrs. Harry Eagan and Mrs. James
Hobson are in Chapel Hill attending
the third annual Parent-Teacher’s! in
stitute. Speakers on the program for
the opening days include Mrs. Ray
mond Binford, state president, Mrs.
W. W. Martin, N. C. C. W., Greens
boro, extension worker, Dr. L. M.
Brooks, and Dr. Edith Hale Swift, of
the American Social Hygiene asso
Mrs. W. W. Weant, state publicity
chairman of the P. T. A. who planned
to attend the institute will be unable
to go on account of ill health.
§ § §
The foundation has been laid for
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Rob
ertson at the country club. The Rob
ertsons are erecting a handsome brick
home of colonial design.
The contract has been let for the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lee who
will build at the country club also.
5 § §
Mrs. O. J. Hill and infant daugh
ter have returned home from the Sal
§ § §
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hambley and
son, Barry, spent a part of last month
visiting Mrs. Hambley’s mother, Mrs
Frederick Leonard, in Indiana, return
ing bv way of Valle Crucis where
Mrs. Hambley and Barry remained un
til this week. Mrs. Hambley is presi
dent elect of the Salisbury Woman’s
She Packed School
Lunches 3 6 Years
Hiawatha, Kan., Aug. 19.—Mrs. D.
W. Housh for thirty-six years has pre
pared lunches for her children to take
to school—12,800 lunches she esti
mates—but this year "school bells”
will mean nothing to her, for all of her
eleven children have finished school.
"My husband and I have had a child
in school every year for thirty-six
years,” Mrs. Housh said.
During that time, Mrs. Housh said,
she packed 12,800 lunches, used 3,200
loaves of bread, 110 bushels of apples
and oranges and 12,800 pieces of cake.
"I made at least 38,400 sandwiches
—and they were good, too,” she said.
"I suppose we’ll miss the school bells,
BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
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this is of importance to you
I T does not take a prophet to tell you
your two main interests—outside of health for yourself and family,
of course. They are:
1. Making the farm pay
2. Having as many comforts and
conveniences as possible
Electrification of your farm and home is the
Electricity on the farm is no longer in the experimental stages. Actual
tests with electrical machinery and appliances over a period of years
have proved that electric power is the‘most efficient and economical
form of mechanical power.
In the home, electricity can shorten the working day by doing
in less time and with little human effort tasks heretofore done by the
women of the house.
The cost of appliances and machinery? They more than pay for
themselves in more economical farm operations; in a higher standard
If your farm and home are not electrified, you are doing work
that a machine can do for you; you are wasting valuable time in
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