THE DANBURY REPORTER.
FULL VALUE OF
Present Methods of Harvesting- Re=
suit in Great Waste, Which Is En
tirely Unnecessary—Can You Af=
ford to Continue Such Practices?
Dividing the plant into grain
and stover, we are told by the
chemists that one-half the feed
value of the mature corn plant is
in the stover. As a general rule
this is probably pretty near the
;ruth. In some instances, how
ver, more than half the feeding
alue of the mature plant will be
ti the stover, while in other
ascs, perhaps, there will be
nore digestible matter in the
jrain. By stover we mean the
talks, leaves and shucks, and in
irder that we may have in mind
\ clear understanding of the feed
ig value of the different parts
f the plant, it may be stated
iat of the stover 60 per cent of
le feeding value is in the stalks,
) per cent in the leaves and 10
er cent in the shucks. In other
wrds, if we take the full feed
tig value to be represented by
00, the different parts of the
Jant have a value about as fol
If one-half the cultivated land
I planted to corn and one-half
f the value of the crop is in the
itover, then surely the harvest
ing of the entire crop is a suffici
i-ently large problem to demand
lour careful consideration.
Many will doubt the statement
hat one-half the feeding value
f the corn plant is in the stover,
nd as usually harvested there is
D question but what the stover
as less feeding value than the
are. But it is probably true
bat harvested at the right time
nd properly saved, the stover
as a feeding value equal to that
f the ears. To obtain this feed
ig value from the stover re
uires probably more cost and
are than to obtain the feeding
ralue of the ears.
What is the right time to har
dest the corn crop? If the entire
:rop is to be saved, then the
right time to harvest is when the
)lant as a whole contains its
argest feed value. Just before
;he grain is made the largest
part of the feeding value of the
slant at that time is in the stover.
After the plant is dead and the
jrain hard, the largest part of
the feeding value of the plant,
is a whole, is in the grain, but
it a certain time between these
;wo extremes was a point at
yhich the plant as a whole-
Tain and stover taken togeth
r—possessed the largest feeding
alue the plant ever had. Both
efore and after, the feeding
alue of the plant was less. If
he entire plant is to be saved for
Seed, then it is apparent that the
ime to harvest is at this state of
lie plant's development at which
t contains the most feeding
'alue. On the other hand if only
lie ears are to be saved the crop
should be harvested after the
grain is fully hard and the stalks
and leaves dry.
WE NEED ALL THE FEED WE CAN
There is, perhaps, no section
where corrt is grown which har
vests a smaller propor-
Ition of the corn stover than does
pie South- This is not because
Bee need the stover less, tor as a
hatter of fact, we need it more.
Dhe South is a large buyer of hay
prom the North and yet we save
Uess of the feeding value of our
|>ne greatest feed crop. There
[never has been a time in the last
r thirty years whan the corn stov
er of the South was not needed
—every pound of it—far feeding
our live stock; but instead of
harvesting a ton of stover at a
cost of from $8 to $4, we have
paid from sls to $26 a ton for
■Northern hay. That the corn
stover would have been at least
twice as good value, at the
prices the two feeds have cost,
is not giving the corn stover too
high a value.
We are calling attention these
to fact at this lime because the
time for harvesting corn will
soon be here and we wish every
Progresscve Farmer reader to
study well this problem of har
vesting the corn crop so as to
get the most out of it. The fact
that about half the feeding value
of the plant, which is grown
solely for food, is in the stover,
ought to be sufficient reason for
calling our attention to the neces
sity of saving the whole crop.
It seems almost certain that we
can not afford to continue to.
grow this crop for half its feed
ing value and sacrifice the other
half simply because of the diffi
culties which, in the past, have
surrounded the saving of the
stover, but this year there is
an additional reason why we
should plan to save the whole
crop. The dry weather which
existed during the early part
of the season over nearly the
entire country has cut short the
oat and hay crops of the oat and
hay growing States. In those
States a dry April, May and
June means a short hay crop and
hay will be vory high. With
hay at $25 a ton, a ton of good
corn stover will be worth at least
$lO for feeding and more that
i that for selling.
THE TWO COMMON-SENSE METH
ODS OF HARVESTING.
In the South there are three
or four different methods of har
vesting, now more or less used:
1. The plant is saved by put
ting it in the silo.
2. The corn is cut and cured
in the shock and the entire plant
used as dry feed.
3. The ears alone are harvested
and the stover left in the field,
to be grazed later, after it has
lost most of its feeding value,
or to be turned under, or in
many cases to be burned.
4. The leaves, and sometimes
the tops, are cut or pulled when
green and cured for roughage
and the ears saved for feed.
We have placed these methods
of harvesting in the order by
which we think the greatest
value is obtained from the crop.
We are convinced that the first
two methods are the only ones
which can be justified on com-_
mon-sense, business principles."
There can be no sort of excuse
for the use of the two last
methods, because the third
wastes nearly one-half the feed
ing value of the crop and the
fourth wastes a large part of the
feeding value of the plant and
secures that part of the stover
saved at too great a cost.
Do not pull corn fodder. If
you have no silo, wait about a
week or ten days after the
time you usually pull fodder,
then spend the same plants
that you would have spent in
pulling fodder and you will have
saved more rough feed and you
will have from 2 to 10 bushels
per acre more corn on the cobs.
Yes, the com fodder (leaves)
pulled green and cured is good
feed for a horse; but there is
not enough of it and it costs all
it is worth in labor to get it,
and then you paid for it again,
if if you pulled it rather early,
in the decreased yield of the
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DANBURY, N. C., AUGUST 9, 19!!.
| The Case of the Blackmailers In
In Rockingham Superior Court
Thursday afternoon the jury in
the case against alleged Madison
blackmailers returned a verdict
of guilty of conspiracy against
Belden Hancock and Edgar
Young and wife, Thaemie Young,
and a verdict of simple assault
against Hancock and Young men.
Judge Lyon will pass sentence
The Reidsville Review says:
The case has attracted wide in
terest throughout the county and
| large crowds of spectators, par-
J ticularly from the western part
of Rockingham and eastern part
of Stokes, were in daily attend
ance upon the trial. Public
opinion is greatly divided over
the case and the defendants ha I 'o
a good many sympathizers, while
Dr. Wilson's friends are numer
ous and loyal.
| The case was taken up Wednes
l day morning. This was what
was termed the "badger game"
case, in which the defendants
were charged with trying to ex
tort money from I)r. VV. P. Wil
son, of Madison, on the 24th day
of May, 1911.
It was alleged that the defend
ants did conspire, combine and
confederate to and with each
other, to inveigle the said Dr.
Wilson into the defendants' home
and by threats, menaces and
demonstrations of violence did
seek to compel Dr. Wilson to pay
them the sum of three thousand
'' The defendants were ably rep
resented by Attorneys N. E.
Smith, of Ridgeway, Va., I vie
and Dalton, and Aubrey L.
Brooks, of Greensboro. The
state's side of the QI:;C was
splendidly handled by Solicitor
Graves, assisted by Messrs.
Charles 0. McMichal and Hum
phreys & Sharp.
The defense did not put on the
witness stand a single witness.
Leading Farmers Who Attended
U. W. Co. Meeting Tuesday.
I Among the prominent citizens
lof the county, who attended the
| business meeting of the Farm
! ers' Union Warehouse Co. here
; Tuesday were as follows :
Messrs. C. W. Glidewell, of
I Walnut Cove; R. L. Nunn, of
I Westfield; G. W. Smith, of King
, Route 2; R. P. Glidewell, of Wal-
I nut Cove Route 3; W. M. Beas-
I ley, of Peter's Creek; Milton
i Southern and John Hall, of
| Meadows Route 1; J. A. Law
,son, of Lawsonville; Roy Hart
man, of Hartman; John Neal
! and Will Morefield, of Meadows
Route 1; Wheeler James, of
Dillard; W. E. Hartman, of
Hartman; Grant Priddy, of
Walnut Cove Route 3; Cabel
Hairston, of Walnut Cove; J. M.
Fagg, of Red Shoals; James
Slawter, of Pinnacle Route 2;
J. I. Blackburn, of Walnut
Cove; Watt, Jesse and Will
Mabe and Joseph Ashby, of
Danbury Route 1; J. J. Martin,
Andrew Smith, of Sandy Ridge;
Will Pulliam, of King.
Mr. J. Walter Tuttle, a mer
chant and farmer of King Route
' 1, was here Monday on business.
j Mr. J. W. Gann reports crops
,as remarkably improved under
: the influence of the showers in
1 his section.
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Lucas County. j 8 '
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the
firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., do
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Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every
case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use Hall's Catarrh
Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6th
day of December, A. D, 1886.
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RURAL HALL AUG. 17
A FARMERS' INSTITUTE
To Be Held, At Which Interesting
Discussions, Etc , Are Expected—
Tobarcoville, August 4, 1911.
Messrs. Editors :
A Farmers' Institute will be
held at Rural Hall, August 17,
1911. Morning session opens
at 10 o'clock, and afternoon
session at 7:30.
Subject for discussion : Soil
improvement or corn culture
by J. L. Burgeso.
Live Stock on the farm—By
Dr. W. G. Chisman.
Tobacco culture—By E. G.
Afternoon address—By J. L.
Kuykendall, Secretary Board of
Trade, of Winston-Salem.
The vegetable garden—By S.
Boys Corn Club explained.
The Fanners Institutes are
held for the benefit of farmers
and more, but strictly farming
questions will be discussed. It
is therefore especially desired
that a large attendance of
farmers and their families be
secured; and to this end you are
urged to be present and to
induce your neighbor to do the
Bring a pencil and blank
book in which to take notes.
A premium of one dollar will
be awarded for the best five
ears of corn exhibited. The
corn exhibited must be one
variety, uniform in shape, size
and color. Mixed corn or mixed
varieties will not be allowed to
compete for the premium.
The exhibitor must be able to
to give as far as possible the
name of the variety, its product
v county were assessed at its true 1
\ value, ACCORDING TO LAW, we /
/ would have an additional revenue of C
f some $30,000,00. Spend this money \
V on our public roads, for 10 years, and /
% you will see the BEST county in the €
y State. \
C What are we losing by our disre= f
\ gard of law? #
•vity, yield per acre and whether
grown on upland or lowland.
This offer is made solely with
the view of studying corn and
the comparing of different
A Womans' Institute will also
be held at the same time.
Subject for discussion :
The use of food in the body-
By Mrs. W. N. Hutt.
Health in the farm home—By
Mrs. Emelie McG.Orr.
Preventable disease—By Mrs.
The moral training of our
children —By Mrs. Orr.
The Vegetable Garden—By
S. B. Shaw.
Opening of question box and
To the women in the farm
It is the purpose of the
Department to make these Insti
tutes of value to you in your
daily duties and home life.
Come out and help us to ac
complish this by letting us know
what you want* So we may
send to the next institute lec
turers who" will give you the
kind of information you want.
These Institutes are yours and
you can make them what you
will. Come and help make
them a success.
A premium of one dollar will
be given for the best loaf of
light bread baked and exhibited
by a woman or girl living on
L. A. STRUPE,
Chairman Rural Hall Institute.
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AT BETHEL, AUG. 19
SUNDAL SCHOOL CONVENTION
The County Association to Meet
Near Meadows All Sunday
Schools of The County Expected
Stokes county Sunday School
Convention will meet at Bethel
Baptist Church, near Meadows
Postoffice, on Saturday, August
19, 1911. All Sunday Schools
are earnestly requested to send a
report of their schools to the
secretary by August 12, and are
especially requested to send one
or more delegates to the conven
tion. Blanks for reports will be
send upon request. An interest
ing program is arranged. Good
speakers have promised to be
present. No teacher or superin
tendent should fail to be present.
All people invited.
This August 2, 1911.
JAS. B. GREENE, Sec.
Walnut Cove, N. C.
M. T, CHILTON, Chm.
Danbury, N. C.
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