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THE ZEBULON RECORD, ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, APRIL 22,1938.
Agriculture in the South is han
dicapped by a shortage of work
stock. Most of the horses and
mules needed in the South could
be raised here. Good horses and
mules are in demand and could be
raised and sold at a profit.
If you want every acre allotted
to you this year to do its best, see
that it gets a good side dressing.
A PESSIMIST’S VIEW OF
(Worth Repeating Often)
Cotton is the overcoat of .'a seed
that is planted and grown in the
South to keep the producer broke
and the buyer crazy.
The fibre varies in grade and
staple, and the man who can guess
nearest about these is called ‘‘a
cotton man” by the public, a fool
by the farmer, and a poor business
man by his creditors.
The price of cotton is fixed in
New York, and goes down when
you have bought, and up when
you have sold. A buyer for a big
cotton mill was sent to New York
to watch the cotton market. Af
ter a few days’ deliberation, he
wired his firm: “Some think it
will go down, and some think it
will go up. I do too. Whatever
you do will be wrong. Act at
Cotton is planted in the spring,
mortgaged in the summer, and
left in the fields in the winter. —
Y. T. H. F. NEWS NOTES
Robert Lee Kimball will enter
the elimination contest of the Fu
ture Farmer boys who plan to en
ter the Public Speaking Contest.
He has chosen for his subject,
“The Triple-A Program” and has
developed a good 10 minute talk
on this subject. Should he win in
the elimination contest, he will en
ter the district contest Saturday.
If successful there the State con
test is next in order, then the Re
gion, on to the National contest in
Kansas City, all expenses paid,
and an award of SI,OOO for first,
SSOO second and $250.00 third
Donald Chamblee has had good
results with his chicken project
this spring. Donald says, “It was
those chickens that took me to
We hope next year that all the
Senior Y. T. H. F. boys will be
able to take this sight seeing
trip to the capitol.
Field day has been set for Fri
day, April 22. On account of
raina it was impossible for the
contest to be held according to the
date first set.
Wakelon will enter three boys in
the Live Stock Judging contest to
be held in Raleigh Saturday. The
representatives have not been se
lected but we hope that those se
lected will be able to bring back
some honors for Wakelon.
On Wednesday night the Wake
lon Chapter will meet in Wendell,
in the Tri-chapter meeting with
Wendell and Wake Forest. The
local boys have charge of the pro
The growing of strawberries for
home use will be revived in Edge
combe county through the efforts
of 4-H club members who are set
ting from 100 to 300 plants each.
Homes are the foundation of the
nation; anything to improve the
home will improve citizenship. The
attitude towards the home is in
fluenced by the surroundings.
Beauty in every form has an in
fluence for good.
The efforts of women to make
homes attractive include the imme
diate surroundings of the build
ings. Men are cooperating more
and more, but on farms the atten
tion that is given to beautification
is too often done solely by the
Every farm family has the op
portunity of beautifying the farm
stead. It will tend to make all the
family more contented, and will
add to the enjoyment of all who
pass and tend to increase the val
ue of the farm. These improve
ments are not expensive, neither
do they take up too much time.
A farmstead consists of the
farm buildings, and the land im
mediately surrounding them.
When planning to improve the
farmstead, not only the house but
the whole farmstead must be tak
en into consideration. The more
carefully the plan is worked out,
the less difficulties will be encoun
tered as the work progresses.
Features to be included are those
that may not be carried out for
several years, so these improve
ments may be made when the time
comes without interfering with
o+her features of the plan.
In order to study the arrange
ment of a farmstead to the best
advantage, plans should be worked
out on paper. The first plan or
plat should show the location of
the farmstead, all roads and lanes,
fields, lots, streams, drains, ditch
|es fences, permanent natural ob
jects, and all buildings in block
form. Number the fields and indi
cate the size. This will be valu
able when planning the amount of
fertilizer necessary, and in calcu
The second plan should be in
greater detail, showing minor de
tails. Careful plans will save a
farmer money and annoyance.
The established farmer would do
well to prepare the plans with a
view towards remodeling, or
changing location to increase the
efficiency of his plant.
(This article will be followed by
a series of articles and plans for
beautifying the farmstead).
There are many beautiful farm
steads in. our township, and many
of them show that they have been
carefully * planned and much time
used in beautification. I have
worked in several states in agri
cultural work, but none of them
have surpassed this vicinity for
beautiful farm homes.
BOYS CHECK TERRACES
The value of an accurately run
terrace has at last found its way
to the heart of many Wake county
farmers who almost daily call up
on our Wakelon High School Vo
cational class or our class instruct
or for information concerning the
correct way to run the terrace.
Demonstrations have been given
on several farms over the county
by J. E. Mclntyre, our vocational
teacher, and the class of Future
Farmers of the school.
By WILBUR PULLEY.
BLACK MEXICAN CORN
Philip Massey has ordered Black
Mexican corn for those gardeners
who want something extra good
to eat. Do not ,however, make the
mistake of planting this corn be
fore the weather is really warm. It
is a tropical grain and will not
grow without plenty of heat. But
when it does start, it will catch up
with much that was planted some
time earlier. Black Mexican makes
a small, rather long ear, the grains
large and well-filled. At first the
color is pearly white, but changes
as it hardens until when dry it is
a deep purple, almost black. In
rich land side shoots will come and
also bear ears, while the main stalk
will have two, or at times three
ears. The flavor is excellent, be
ing unusually sweet, and the corn
stays usable for roasting ears long
er than any other variety known.
'NORTH CAROLINA AIMS
FOR IMPROVED HOMES
North Carolina is joining whole
heartedly in plans for National
Better Homes Week which will be
observed April 24-30, according to
Miss Pauline Smith, district home
agent of the State College Exten
Home Demonstration agents
serving 78 counties have been ap
pointed as county chairmen in pro
moting and leading plans for the
Miss Smith, who is State chair
man of the drive, says the move
ment is primarily interested in
bringing better homes within the
reach of all citizens. Through well
balanced demonstrations, the lead
ers hope to reach the wage-earn
ers and low’-salaried workers.
The campaign stresses not only
the best in new housing of moder
ate cost, but also the remodeling
of old houses, the improvement of
premises, the refinishing of furni
ture, the development of home
recreation, reading, music, health,
child care and community beauti
The strength of the movement
lies in the fact that it has the co
operation of a number of govern
mental agencies, national and local
civic organizations, that is work
ing toward an educational end, and
that it is wholly non-commercial.
The national campaign is carried
on through volunteer local com
mittees with experienced civic lead
ers as chairmen. Last year approx
imately 2,445,000 families partici
pated in the campaign.
Formulating Better Homes pro
grams rests with local committees,
since these groups are best able to
plan for their specific communities.
The calf should be left with the
cow from one to three days, depend
ing upon the condition of the cow s
udder. This allows the calf to get
the colostrum milk, has a benefici
al effect upon the udder, and per
mits the animal to nurse when
ever it desires food. The calf
should then be removed and placed
in a clean, well-bedded individual
stall for about three weeks. They
are then turned into a pen with
other calves of like age and fed
the regular ration for growing
Thirty-four Yancy County farm
ers have just finished planting 66,-
000 forest tree seedlings on erod
ed spots on their farms.
PLANT SWEET CORN
Except in the mountain section,
the name ‘sweet com” has # little ■
significance to farmers and mar
ket gardeners of North Carolina.
In other sections of the State,
the familiar type is “roasting ear”
:orn which is usually an early va
riety of field corn picked while
There is no comparison between
the quality of real sweet corn and
that of young field corn. Sweet
corn is far superior, both in sugar
content and in tenderness.
General opinion for many years
has held that sweet corn could not
be grown successfully in the South.
Some of the older varieties were
not well adapted, but with the
breeding of new hybrids, there is
now a large number of good varie
ties on the market.
In field tests at Raleigh, the
most outstanding variety was Gold
en Cross Bantam. Other good va
rieties are Whipcross, Spancross,
and Bantam Evergreen Hybrid.
On 2 of the best of the new white
varieties is Redgreen Hybrid.
Sweet corn is grown in much the
same manner as field corn, al
though it prefers richer soils. Hav
ing a small stalk, it can be plant
ed closer. Rows should be spaced
3 1-2 feet apart and hills 20 to 24
inches apart in the row.
In order to have a succession of
corn, plantings should be made
every two weeks. To secure better
pollination, plantings should be
made in blocks of three or four
row's rather than in single rows.
One of the very best sweet cor/is
is Black Mexican. It is a hot weath
er corn, small cob, medium sized
grain. It is white in the roasting
Garden, Field Screen Wire,
Plant Now All Widthg
Seeds, most any kind, by weight, or in packets. Flower
Seed, large assortment. Peas, Soy Beans, Velvet Beans,
Com. Fertilizer, Soda, Meal, Lime. Hulls. Distri
butors, Plows, Castings. Barbed. Poultry, Hog
Wire. Eating Beans, all kinds. Churns, Dyna
mite, Caps, Fu e.
A. G. KEMP Zebulon, N. C.
► GARDEN SEED <
L LOOSE OR IN PACKAGES j
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► NEW STOCK—JUST ARRIVED ♦
> ALL KINDS AND VARIETIES AT J
; PHILIP MASSEY S j
> THE FCX STORE Jj
> Also see me for Fertilizers, Paints and Field Seeds J
Ac Te Sow— WOOD’S
So Shall Ye Reap
Why not have the Best
i ZEBULON DRUG COMPANY
FOR YOUR GARDEN
All kinds of peas, snap beans, okra, melon, tomato,
broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cucumber Swiss chard, salsify,
carrot, pepper, beets, corn, onion seed or sets, herbs.
FOR YOUR YARD
Sweet-peas, rcarlet sage, balsam, pinks, hollyhocks,
pansies, phlox, nasturtiums, zinnias, poppies and many
ear stage and stays eatable longer
than other corns. It turns a blue
black as it hardens. It will grow
several ears to the stalk frequent
SHOE SHINING BIG BUSINESS
Shoe shining and shoe repairing
assume the importance of a major
business, according to Census Bu
reau reports. Receipts totaled
$109,657,000 in 1935. Employees
numbered 25,007 in addition to
61,118 active proprietors and firm
Four beef calves have been pur
chased by 4-H club boys of Pitt
county and will be grown out for
exhibition and sale this fall.
It Is Dangerous
It is dangerous to sell a SUBSTI
TUTE for 666 just to make three
or four cents more. Customers are
your best assets; lose them and
you lose your business. 666 is
worth three or four times as much
as a SUBSTITUTE.
FOR SALE: Cabbage, Onion and
f’ollrrd Plants, all assorted, 500
plants, 50c; 1,000 plants, 75c;
Sweet Potato and Tomato plants,
500 plants, 75c; 1,000, $1.25;
Strawberry, Pepper and Egg
Plants, $2.00 per I,ooo.—Dorris
Plant Co., Valdosta, Ga.
Coxe Prolific—Raised and improv
ed by me for 20 years. Unsur
passed for yield. Handled in Zeb
ulon by J. A. Kemp & Son; In
Pilot by H. E. Stallings. Price 75c
Peck—W. H. CHAMBLEE.