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narrows his intellect too much; makes
him "The Man With the Hoe" type of
agriculturalist. It should be large enough
to warrant good buildings and equip
ment, support sufficient stock, and furnish
labor for the family. The annual income
should be enough to carry on the improve
ment of the farm, educate the kiddies, and
give 'em some start in life, and finally to
provide a reserve for old age. The area
of such a farm would depend on various
conditions. H Dozens of farms that
answer Dr. Knapp 's requirements are not
far to seek in the Sandhills. You can
find them in any corner of the Blue
neighborhood south of Carthage, where
Mr. Zeb Blue and his neighbors are build
ing up a big canning industry while the
rest of us are talking about doing so.
The report is that he gets three thousand
cans off the average acre of beans, and
we are told that he can't produce enough
to supply the demand that already exists
in the neighboring towns and cities. Alex
Currie and Will Carpenter, over at Jack
son Springs, are doing just what Dr.
Knapp thought a successful farmer should
do. Zet Lemmons, as a tenant, made
enough money off one tobacco crop to
buy a home for himself, so Charlie Bennett
tells us. The fact that Sandhill agricul
ture can captivate and hold the versatile
and tempestuous soul of Charlie Bennett
for three whole years in succession, is
prima facia evidence that few proposi
tions beat it. George Leach of Aberdeen
never farmed until he was older than some
people ever get, and yet he made good
money this year in spite of drouth and
international war. The Carolina fruit
company paid a dividend of forty-five per
cent last year and the orchard has already
paid twelve per cent interest on every
dollar that has been invested in it. The
trees are now about six years old. That
means that the most profitable years are
yet ahead. Some of the most sensible and
profitable farming in the section is done
near West End by the "Von Cannons,
McDonalds, Cochrans, etc. Levi Cole and
Robert Hamer down at Norman, under
stand the farming game and priced some
of their recently cleared land to me the
other day at a hundred dollars an acre.
Levi's family was very much opposed to
selling any land even at this staggering
The point is that the people who are
farming on this soil are a pretty well
satisfied lot. Mr. Stafford, down at
Ellerbe, is one of the many men who have
moved in off the clay and who finds that
with a given number of mules, they can
cultivate a third or a half more acres
here. Mr. Fletcher, over at Pinebluff,
who came in a few years ago from the
eastern part of the State, is as proud of
his farm as a school girl of her first com
pliment. He says its the easiest country
to farm in he ever saw; that he "just
plants the seed and the doodle bugs bust
out the middles while he sleeps." The
praise that Messrs. Bilyou, McPherson,
McLean, McNeal, McDonald, Priest,
Springford, Peele, Cameron, Page, Nor
man, Thomas, Palmer, Williams, Stuart,
Gouger, and all the corn club boys have
for this section cannot be given in this
brief article. These men all feel more
than they can express, too, for there is
none of them that has the faculty for
expression that Farmer Bion Butler over
by Southern Pines has. Farmer Butler
is one of those fortunate individuals who
can express, while the rest of us consti
tute "the inarticulate masses.". So when
anyone reads a Butler article he should
imagine that the rest of the Sandhill
folks are standing . up and saying
"them's my sentiments too" at the end
of each sentence.
But in spite of all this the letter says
we are not well located. It was formerly
believed that this section was not valua
ble for agriculture. When a lie gains gen
eral acceptance it is harder to kill out
than a field of Bermuda grass. A century
ago the tomato was considered a poison
ous weed. Thirty years ago professors of
"Natural Philosophy" were proving
conclusively that it was impossible to
throw a curve with a baseball. But
irreverent pitchers began throwing curves
and foolhardy men began eating tomatoes.
A government expert came down here, not
many years ago, and standing in a field
of cotton that made a bale to the acre,
said: "This land won't make cotton."
But in spite of his theroretical ipse dixit
and his impressive test tubes, we are mak
ing a bale or more to the acre and at a
good fat profit, too. Wise men proved
Columbus crazy for thinking the world
round and many men still believe it flat.
The story that the Sandhills were made
out of the dirt that was left over when
the wcrld was finished, is still heard. The
type of man who still votes for Jackson,
ridicules sanitation or says cotton won't
grow where it is growing, will be repeat
ing it twenty years from now and repeat
ing it in all seriousness. ' 1 Six months
ago, ' ' writes Wells, the author, ' ' I heard
it proved conclusively in a debating
society that war was impossible; and I
have no doubt that they are still holding
to that belief in that debating hall
today. " If It 's the old, old story of results
or ' ' explanations. ' ' Which do you want ?
Clyde L. Davis, Sec'y,
Sandhills Board of Trade.
Firt of Trap Handicap
H. N. Spaulding of Manchester, N. H.,
the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Parker
Whittemore, was the trophy winner in
the first of the weekly trap shooting
handicaps, shot on Monday. He recorded
ninety-six shooting with an allowance of
thirty targets. Close after him came Mr.
Whittemore who recorded ninety-four, his
allowance 5; with B. V. Covert of Lock
port, the scratch contestant, third in
eighty-nine. If The scores:
H. N. Spaulding 30 19 13 19 1596
P. W. Whittemore 521 22 23 2394
B. V. Covert 021 22 23 2389
James Craig 220 22 20 2084
W. H. Weller 2016 10 12 1674
D.J.Ellsworth 1020 19 15 1579
D. T. Leahy 018 20 21 x x
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apt to answer, "Pinehurst." That is
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Luncheon at Hotel Jefferson.
See places of interest about Columbia.
Motor to Camden (33 M). Stop at The Kirkwood.
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Luncheon at Rockingham.
Side trip to Bluett's Falls (16 M).
Motor to Pinehurst (36 M).
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tour at an additional charge of $20.00 per person.
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