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Clarmda. lowa Hay*. Kansaa Statesville. N C
trshall Silt Loan- "oitrv Silty Clay Loam Cecil Sandy Clay l' .«•
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Eroded fields cannot produce
healthy, vigorous, high-yielding
crops. Erosion removes plant food
and also makes the soil less able to
absorb and hold moisture for the
plants. Dean I. O. Schaub, of N.
C. State College, has pointed out
that in experiments conducted at
experiment stations in North Car
olina, lowa, and Kansas, erosion
on moderately sloping fields had
reduced the yields of cotton and
wheat to one-third the original
amount, and had cut com yields to
one-fifth of a normal yield, as
shown in the picture above.
. SWEET POTATO
PRICES GO UP
North Carolina growers, are now
in an especially good position to
sell the surplus of their crop of
sweet potatoes due to the present
good market prices and also as a
reflection of the shortage and high
price of Irish potatoes.
The 1935 crop of sweet potatoes
in the United States was almost
220 per cent more than last year’s
production which was equal to
about an average crop. North
Carolina's 1936 crop of 7,560,000
bushels was above the usual. Gen
eral winter market prices of Irish
potatoes, at $1.22 per bushel, have
been from 50 to 100 per cent better
than the previous winter and sweet
potatoes are about one-third higher
than a year ago.
With a small national fall crop of
Irish potatoes, the sweet potato
growers hold a double advantage.
North Carolina farmers made a
good yield of good quality sweet
potatoes in 1936. Modern curing
permitted them to hold the crop
during the winter.
Strip-Cropping makes a pretty
decign on the landscape. At the
same time it is one of the most
effective means of controlling soil
erosion and building up the fertil
ity of the soil.
Hundreds of fields in the Pied
mont and mountain regions of
North Carolina are planted to
strips of close-growing crops, such
as small grain, alternating with
idle strips which are to be planted
in row crops this spring, reports
the State College Extension Ser
Strip-cropping reduces run-off
and erosion, increases rain pene
tration, simplifies the rotation sys
tem and in many cases eliminates
the need for terracing gently slop
As the rain water runs off the
row-cropped strip into the strip of
close-growing crop, ,it is filtered
and deposits its soil in the thick
vegetation thus gullies are not al
lowed to form, A. A. Cone, project
manager o fthe Soil Conservation
Service in Mecklenburg county
Water held in the dense cover
crop strip penetrates into the soil,
Cone pointed out.
Point rows can be eliminated by
growing the row crops on strips;
of even width while the thick
growing occupy the uneven strips.
To be most effective strips should
be laid out on the contour, Cone
Did you enjoy your visit to the
No, I never sleep well the first
time in a strange place.
PIGS! PIGS! PIGS! PIGS! PIGS!
J. T. ROBERTS(tN
Kebulon, N. C.
will have a lot of pigs and shoats
Arriving February 26th.
Come and See These.
PIGS! PIGS! PIGS! PIGS! PIGS!
SHIELD EXPERT HERE
E. J. M E I N H A R I) I, WELL
KNOWN EXPERT OF CHICAGO,
IS COMING HERE AGAIN.
He will personally be in Raleigh,
N. C., at the Sir Walter Hotel, on
Wednesday only, March 3rd, from
1:00 P. M.to 5:00 P. M. and 7:00 P.
M. to 9:00 P. M.
Mr. Mcinhardi says: “I have had
twenty years’ experience with
thousands of Ruptured Men and I
will give you valuable information
without charge. Positively no sur
gery, medical treatments or injec
tions used. (Only men are invited.)
This visit is for white people only.
“My shield produces immediate
results on the average, regardless
of the size or location of your Rup
ture no matter how much you
exercise or strain.” (No leg straps
and no cumbersome arrangements.)
My Shield is waterproof and may
be worn while bathing. It may be
removed at nght or worn continu
ously until no longer desired.
Caution: I have no representa
tives. Everyone must see me per
sonally. I have been coming here
for fifteen years. . There is no
charge for demonstration. Remem
ber the name MEIN IIA RIM. Be
ware of imitators who copy this
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the pow
ers contained in and in execution of
the duties imposed upon me by a
certain judgment of the Superior
Court of Wake County, North Car
olina, entered in an action therein
pending entitled “Wake County vs.
James Debram and Wife’’ I
will on Saturday, the 27th day of
March, 1937, at 12 o’clock noon, at
the Courthouse door of Wake
County, in the City of Raleigh, N*
C'., offer for sale to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following de
scribed lands and premises, to-wit:
1 Lot Fort Street,
For more complete description
see Book 657, Page 368, Registry
of Wake County.
The above property is sold sub
ject to all taxes, that have accrued
since the year 1933. This 25th day
of February, 1937.
L. S. BRASSFIELD,
February 26 - March 5-12-19.
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3 UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL NEWS WEEI-
A NEW SECRETARY
The latest photo of President
Roosevelt, with his new Secretary,
his son James, taken last week at
a capitol function.
( S'„f FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY j
LOOKS AGAIN AT AMERICA J
\ One 1 undred and fifty years ago the
/'s- — . \ Constitution the United States was
\ S-yN signed—to pr .mote the general welfare
' end secure the of Liberty.
Today, our first President would proudly survey our American
achievements. He would find that the Carolinas heve grown great
Y~ r devotion to those original
H re in the Carolinas, George Washington would discover a new
contribution to Freedom undreamed of in his philosophy. Today
n! ''''tricity brings us Freedom from drudgery from monotonous
Here in the Carolinas electricity has been made available for the
masses—and at a cost within the reach of all. Now cheap electricity
is cheaper than ever before, ft brings to Carolinians modern "life
and liberty"—it is helping them succeed in their “pursuit of
Carolina Power & Light Company
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HEAVY. HEAVY-WHAT HANGS OVER?
In “sumo,” a Japanese wrestling game in which each contestant tries
to push bis adversary out of a ring, both watch the referee with appre
hension. since he enforces his rulings with a 14-inch sword. Japanese
"*■ fishermen demonstrate the art in San Francisco.