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By JOHN P. BURCH
Productive soil, good yields of
ft* right kind of crops, and well
bred livestock are highly essen
tial to profitable farming, but
the mere presence of these es
sentials upon a farm does not
insure profit to the farmer. The
way in which the various feed
crops are combined in rations
to meet the needs of the animals
can easily make the difference
between an efficient, economical
utilization of good soil, crops and
animals and a needless, costly
waste of them. Proper feeding is
thus vitally important to profi
table production of live stock.
The significant and familiar
saying, “The eye of the master
fattens his cattle,” simply means
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Other building supplies include
$6.75 A Square
Also Asphalt Roll Roofing
Delp Hardware Co
SPARTA PIPES, INC.
WE ARE BUYING WELL TRIMMED
IVY AND LAUREL BURLS FOR IM
MEDIATE delivery AND CON
TRACTING ONLY 1,000 TONS FOB
Sparta Pipes, Inc.
TEL. 15 — SPARTA, N. C.
I Sparta Business Directory
Belt’s Dept. Store
“We Sell It For Less’
Sparta, N. C.
Licensed Embalmers and
SPARTA, N. C.
D. F. Sturdivant
Sparta, N. C.
YOUR OWN HORN
ia Tho Adrertuing Cohan as
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that the efficient livestock farmer
is constantly on the lookout to
provide a liberal, well balanced
ration for every animal in his
herd. In other words, his experi
enced eye is quick to detect any
faulty practice in feeding that
is hindering the best use of the
factors in feeding and he corrects
this fault before serious loss has
Some of the steps in profitable!
farm management is to fit the
amount of ration to the animal
as one of the greatest losses to
livestock farmers occurs from
Scant rations which limit, pro
duction and profit. The animal’s
capacity to consume and utilize
feed is frequently greater than
the ration received. As market
proof of this limitation, about'
two-thirds of the dairy cows in
the eastern half of the United
-States are too thin to do their
best work, according to careful
study and observations made.
This underfeeding causes a
heavy, loss of profit, and the bet
ter tN cow, the greater the loss.
We now have much better pro
ducing cows than we had a
quarter of a century ago, but
evidently many farmers do not
realize the important fact that
to get the most profit from these
high-producing cows, they must
be fed liberally in accordance
with their capacity to utilize feed
in milk production.
There are many cows capable
here of producing 6,000 pounds
of 4 per cent milk a year, which
are producing only 5,000 pounds,
simply because of scant rations.
The cows themselves have higher
producing capacity and they are
housed and cared for well enough
in every respect to make more
milk, but their ration is too small
to allow the-full utilization of
these other essentials. Ai a re-*
suit, the scant ration alone pre
vents all the good and expensive
factors already present and paid
for from working together in pro
duction as profitably as they
otherwise would. In such cases,
under average farm conditions,
increasing the feed only 8 per
cent will allow all the essentials
of milk production to work to
gether more completely and in
crease the product 20 per cent, or
from 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of
milk, which will increase the
profit from $10 to $20 or 100 per
The extra feed alone does not
make the 1,000 pounds more milk
and 100 percent more profit, but
brings about this result simply
because raising the one low fac
tor; feed, up to the higher level
of the other production factors
allows them all to cooperate more
completely in production; and
this extra production goes largely
to profit because the expense is,
increased only slightly by the
cost of >the little extra feed and
little extra labor to produce and
handle the extra milk.
WHY Not Send The
Home Paper to Your
Absent Son or Daughter ?
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For Winter Use
By C. W. ERVIN
The Master once said, after
Feeding a multitude with the
loaves and fishes, “Gather up the
Fragments that nothing be lopt.”
He was speaking of food at the
time. Now, as never before in
the history of the world, the mul
titudes are hungry again. j
Under the apple trees in AUe-j
ghany county, precious food is
going to waste.
Time was when Alieihanfltti
put up the surplus apples in bot
tles and jugs, but not any more.
1. These apples could be saved
if we had evaporators. This me
thod is far superior to drying
them in the sun.
2. If we had a cannery in the
county, we might can a few
3. If we had the equipment,
a few truckloads could be made
into apple butter.
4. Alleghany apples will make
as fine jelly as we can buy at
out grocery store, twenty-five
cents a glass, made in New York.
5. There is an endless combin
ation of jams and marmalades to
be made with apples and other
Now when we gather our ap
ples and put them away for win
ter, half of them wil} spoil. For
this we need a cold storage.
It is distressing to a farmer to
see anything on the farm go to
waste. Some farmers are solving
the problem by pulling the trees
up with a tractor, some are feed
ing the apples to the pigs, still,
as you read this, a few thousand
bushels are on the ground, going
It’s a pity that this should hap
pen when so much of the world
C. V/. ERVIN
Best Results Are
From Good Seed
North Carolina farmers must
not overlook the necessity of
planting the best seed available
if they are to harvest maximum
yields of small grain in the sum
mer of 1948, says Dr. R. P. Moore,
in charge of Seed Improvement
at State College.
The urgent need for abundance
of grain for food and feed
throughout the world and the
more easily recognized high grain
and feed prices cannot help but
offer strong encouragement for
every farmer to produce those
“extra" bushels of grain result
ing from good planting seed, Dr.
For farmers living in the Coast
al Plain, the best s^ed oats in
clude certified sources of Vic
torgrain and Fulgrain. The Pied
mont farmers may consider cer
tified sources of Victorgrain and
Fulgrain as their best early oats
and similar sources of Stanton,
Lemont and Letoria as good late
varieties. The Northern Piedmont
farmers may pitefer the later
oat varieties since these oats have
been found more - winter-hardy
than Victorgrain or Fulgrain. Le
toria and Stanton are unusually
good oats for -the mountain sec
tion except ^at high altitudes
where fall oats should not be
The Piedmont or Coastal Plain
farmer will find certified Red
hart, Hardired and Carala to be
OCTOBER 4, 1947
2 Miles West of Stratford
At My Home
1 Pair 7 year old horses.
3 Milch cows.
2 Bred heifers.
2 Spring calves.
1 Brood sow with six pigs.
1 6- h. p. gas engine and bread meadow mill.
5 Milk cans.
2 Section harrow, plows and other farming tools.
Eld. A. C. Walker
P1NEY CREEKN. CAROLINA
| The Middles
By Bob Karp< |
MXrtaBTW* WND OF.
PC3290N WMOl&TWClf A.
satisfactory sources of seed for
their- wheat crop. Tests have
shown Thome and Nittany or Ful
catser to be dependable wheat
varieties for the Mountain area.
Certified Sunrise, which must
show leas than one smut head in
1,000, may well be considered the
best grain barley for all sections
of the State where barley is
Certified sources of small grain
varieties are suggested since they
may be considered more consis
tently dependable than non-cer
tified run-of-the mine sources.
The North Carolina csjtifjed
sources have been inspected' in
the field and accepted by repre
sentatives of State College.
Farmers interested in taking
advantage of the benefits of cer
tified seed should contact his
seedsman, county agent, of voca
tional teacher, or write to the of
fice of the North Carolina Crop
Improvement Association, N. C.
State College, Raleigh, for a list
of farmer seed producers.
When buying small grain seed
this fall, insist upon the presence
of a blue certification on each
bag, Dr. Moore said, because this
is your guarantee for good plant
Directory Of The
SPARTA BAPTIST CHURCH
Her. F. G. Walker, Pastor
N. D. Feat, 8mpt
Sunday School each Sunday, 10.
Church service each Sunday,
Young Peeples’ lleetinf
7:15 each Sunday Evening
Evening Worship Service 8 p.m.
Rev. Fred Blevins, Paster
UkOO a. m.
Mt Carmel, Fim Sunday, llflP
Be 11 view, Second Sunday, 11:00
Liberty. Third Sunday, 11:00
Rev. F. G. Walker, pastor
Sunday School, 1:30 p. in.
Mrs. Paul Swanson, Sunday
Preaching service. 1st. and 3rd.
Sundays at 2:30 p. m.
SPARTA METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. W. H. Yokely, Pastor
Schedule of Services for the
Methodist Church of Sparta, and
the Sparta Circuit:
Sparta Methodist church: Rev.
W. H. Yokeley, Minister, Mr. C.
R. Roe, S. S. Supt., Sunday School
each Sunday at 10:00 A. M.;
Church Services each 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 11:00 A. M. each 2nd
and 4th Sundays at 7:30 P. M.
Sparta Circuit: Antioch—1st
Sunday at 3:00 P. M.
Cox Chapel—4th Sunday at
11:30 A. M.; 1st Sunday at 7:30
Piney Creek—2nd Sunday at
11:30 A. M.; 4th Sunday at 3:00
Potato Creek—4th Sunday at
10:00 A. M.; 2nd Sunday at 3:00
Shiloah—2nd Sunday at 10:00
A. M.; 3rd Sunday at 7:30 P. M.
Walnut Branch—3rd Sunday at
3:00 P. M.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Bid. C. B. Kilby - BUT A. L.
Presnell, Pastors •
Church service 3rd Sat at 2 p. m
and Sun. at II a. m. in each
Elder Charlie Hall
Church services each second Sat
urday and Sunday, 11:00 a. m.
REG. BAPTISJ CHURCHES
Little River Aw'd
Big Springs, 2nd. Sat and Sun.
Double Spring, 1st Sat. and Sim.
landmark, 4th Sat. & Sun.
Laurel Glen, 1st Sat. and Sun.
Mountain View, 3rd Sat. and Sun.
Mt. Arat, 4th Sat and Sun.
Mt Carmel, 3rd Sat. and Sun.
Mt Olivet 1st Sat. and Sun.
New Bethel, 3rd Sat. and Sun.
New Salem. 2nd Sat. and Sun.
Pleasant Home. 3rd Sat. and Sun.
Prather’s Creek, 2nd Sat 3c Sun
Roaring Gap, 1st Sat. and Sun.
Saddle Mountain, 4th Sat 3c Sun
South Fork, 4th Sat. 3c Sun.
UNION BAPTIST CHURCHES
Cherry Lane, 4th Sat. and Sun.
Glade Creek, lit Sat. and Sun.
Liberty, 2nd Sat and Sun.
Mount Union, 1st Sat and Sun.
Pleasant Grove, 3rd Sat and Sun
Saddle Mt, 3rd Sat and Sun.
Whitehead, 2nd Sat and Sun.
Welcome Home 4tb Sat and Sun
Pleasant Home, 2nd Sat and Sun
Meofdow Creek. 1st Sat and Sun
_ BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev Kenneth Snyder, Pastor
Van Miller, Snpt
Sunday School each Sunday,
at 10:00 a. m. Church service
For Quick Remits, Use The News’
TO BUY — TO SELL
TO RENT — TO FIND
BATTERIES—Get a new bat
tery before you have to push
your car these cold mornings.
Atlas, Firestone, Delco and Mont
gomery Ward. Prices to meet
competition. Call Gwyn Porter’s
at Galax, Va. 10-2-3tc
NEW MOTORS—We have in
stock and can install within 24
hours. Notice—Ford, Chevrolet,
Dodge, Desota, Chrysler, Ply
mouth and Buick motors, Jiao
GMC trucks. Ca&v&Mt Auto
Sales, Oldtown Va.
TIRES — Agent for famous
Riverside tires. Catalogue price
plus express. Gwyn Porter’s Esso
Station, Galax, Va. 10-2-3tc
WANTED — We want all the
nice White Pine Cones we can
get Write to us, or call for
prices and instructions. We are
buying in Boone every week day,
and will be buying every Satur
day in Eller’s Produce House, at
North Wilkesboro. We will also
pick up cones. Wilcox Drug Com
pany, Phone No. 201, P. O. Box
319, Boone, N. C.
PIANO—Slightly used Spinet
Piano! Only $325.00. The above
mentioned piano looks about like
new and is only 38 inches high,
in beautiful mahogany finish'.
The above price includes $15.00
bench to match. We have, at all
times, large stock of thoroughly
reconstructed and guaranteed up
right pianos. Prices begin at
$95.00. Garwood Piano Co. Next
door to Midway Pontiac Motor
Co. Wilkesboro, N. C. Midway
between the Wilkesboros.
FOR SALE—1940 Chevrolet tu
dor special delux, good mechani
cal shape and new two-tone paint
job. See Edwin Estep, Sparta
Body Works, Sparta, N. C.
FOR SALE—One gentle five-1
gaited sorrell saddle mare, suit-i
able for women or childrer. Sad
dle and bridle. $100.00. See W.
A. Woodruff, Sparta. 10-2-ltp
TRUSTEES RE-SALE OF LAND
Under power invested in me by
deed of Trust executed by Shirley
Roberts and wife, recorded in
the Office of the Register of Deeds
of Alleghany County in Deed
Book 23, page 60, to secure note
to Irwin Roberts, demand hav
ing been made by holder of said,
deed of trust for default of pay
ment, I will offer for re-sale at
Public Auction at the Courthouse
Door in the Town of Sparta on
the 6th day of October, 1947, dt
10:00 A. M., for cash to the high
est bidder, the following descri
bed tract of land:
Situated in Cherry Line Town
ship, Alleghany County, North
Carolina, and bounded by the
lands of W. M. Roberts, Frances
Moss, and described as follows:
BEGINNING on a chestnut on
the West bank of an old road,
running South 7 West with the
road 4% poles to a stake on West
side of said road; thence North 71
West 8 poles to a sourwood;
thence North 7 East 4 poles to a|
small black gum; thence South
71 East 8 poles to the beginning.
This 20th day of September,
R. F. CROUSE,
Trustee for Irwin Roberts.
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE TO
Having qualified as Executor
of the estate of Miss Jennie Hud-1
son, Deceased, all persons hav
ing claims against the estate arej
hereby notified to file the same;
with the undersigned within
twelve monthr after this date, or
this notice will be plead in bar of
6th day of September,
J. H. DOUGHTON,
Executor of Miss Jennie
HOSIERY BARGAINS — An
klets, 11 pairs for $1.00, regular
25c value. For infants, girls or la
dies. Cuff tops, assorted colors.
Ladies' Hose, 4 pairs for $1.00.
39c value. Choice of semi-sheer
seamless rayon, or full-seam ser
vice weight cotton. Fall shades.
Men’s Cotton Sox, 8 pairs for
$1.00. 25c value. Medium wt.,
long style or short elastic top.
Assorted colors. Birdseye Dia
pers, $2.95 per dozen. First Qual
ity, 27 x 27 hemmed, in sanitary
sealed package. Men’s Dress sox,
5 pairs for $1.00. 35c value. Fine
rayon, long style or short elastic
top. Assorted colors. Hosiery are
slight imperfects. Please state
sizes wanted. Satisfaction guar
anteed! No C. O. D.'s We pay par
cel post Southern Sales Com
pany, P. O. Box 2029, Dept. 63-K,
Knoxville, Tennessee. 9-25-0tc
FOR SALE— 100 acre farm.
Four acres in good orchard and
fifteen acres in good timber, also
meadow land, farming and graz
ing. Well watered, nice dwelling
house with outside buildings. Lo
cated seven miles east of Sparta
on RFD 1, known as the W. W.
Cheek farm. Terms 2-3 cash and ^
rest in two or three years. Abie “
Montgomery, Sparta, N. C.
SUP COVERS and DRAP
ERIES made to Order. Trimz,
Imperial and United Wall Paper.
Pittsburgh paint—Gifts . . Toys
. . on sale at THE GALAX DEC
ORATING SHOP, E. Center St.,
Galax, Va. 3-6-tk
WANTED—RADIOS to repair, all
makes. We have a complete stock
of parts to fit any make or mo
del. We will do your work while
you wait. W. L. Porter & Co.,
Furniture. Galax. Va. tf-s
Boilers, Saw Mills, Wood Work
ing and Road Building Machin
ery, Well Drilling Maohinery,
Gasoline Engines, etc. R. P. John
son, Wytheville, Va. tf-T
POWER UNITS— Buick in
dustrial power units, clutch, gov
ernors and protected against
weather and thieves. Built to do
heavy sawmill work at very low
cost. Call Porter Auto Sales, Ga
lax, Va. 10-2-3tc
USED CARS—We haVe a com
plete line of good and bad used
cars. We buy and sell them quick.
Several late model trucks, also
one new Ford ton pickup. Will sell
or trade on terms. Call Gwyn
Porter, Motors, Galax, Va.
TIRE CHAINS—Just received,
shipment of tire chains, any
size for trucks or cars. Gwyn
Porter’s Esso Station, Galax, Va.
FOR SALE—One acre of land,
two story building 56 x 44, first
floor—store room with shelves
and counters, also two side rooms.
Second floor—Seven rooms, large
hall, porch, bath and well One
granary and two garages. Wash
house with hand pump and good
garden. Known as Sanders and
Co., store. Located at Stratford
P. O. 7 Miles West of Sparta on
Highway 221 Four daily grey,
hound busses by property, also
school bus route. Write or see,
Mrs. C. M. Sanders, Stratford,
N. C. 10-2-2tp
WANTED—To buy a farm in
Alleghany county of approxima
tely 40 acres or more. Must be
suitable for keeping about 12
head of cattle and close to milk
route, also good buildings. If you
have a farm for sale, write and
give full details, including price.
J. A. Wilson, Thurmond, N. C.
WANTED—Boys and girls for
beauty culture training. New,
classes starting. G. I. approved.
North Wilkesboro School of
Beauty Culture, North Wilkes
hofo, N. Ct 10-2-tkc
PORTER AUTO SALES: