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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1937
Lower Poultry and Higher
Egg Prices are Forecast
A more than seasonaldcdine in
farm prices of chickens during the
next three or- four months, to be
followed by a strengthening of
prices in the last qhartcr of the
year with December prices being
higher than usual in relation to
May, was indicated today by the
burtau of agricultural economics.
Larger stocks of frozen poultry
now in storage have a tendency ' to
depress .prices but the reduction in
hatch -indicates that fewer chickens
are being raised for marketing in
the latter part of the year.
The farm price of eggs, on the
Don't Neglect Them !
Nature designed the kidneys to do
marvelous job. Their task is to keep the
flowing blood stream free of an excess of
toxic impurities. The act of living lif$
itself is constantly producing waste
matter the kidneys must remove from
the blood if good health la to endure.
When the kidneys fall to function as
Nature Intended, there Is retention of
waste that may cause body-wide dis
tress. One may suffer nagging backache,
persistent headache, attacks of dinzincss,
getting up nights, swelling, puffiness
under the" eyes feel tired, nervous, all
Frequent, scanty or burning passage
may be furthor evidence of Kidney or
The recognized and proper treatment
Is a diuretic medicine to help the kidneys
;pi rin oi excess poisonous Dody waste.
Jse Don n't Pills. They have had more
than forty year of public approval. Are
endorsed the country over. Insist on
Doan's. Sold at all drug stores.
Don't be guilty of face-scrap.
Ing ! You'll find comfort in Star
Single-edge Blades. Made since
1880 by the inven-
tors of the original
safety razor. Keen,
other hand, is near its low point
for the year and by the end of
June is likely to begin its seasonal
advance to December, the bureau
said. December prices are usually
double the March-June average, but
the rise may be less this year on
account of the large stocks, of
eggs in storage. i
Continuance in May, of the un
favorable feed situation was re
ported, since declines in prices of
both feed and eggs based upon
lirices at Chicago kepf the ratio
near 11. This means that about 11
dozen eggs are the equivalent of
100 pounds of poultry ration, at
present prices, compared with a
little less than six dozen in May a
A decrease of 29. per cent in
commercial hatcheries this May
compared with last was estimated
on the basis of preliminary reports
from hatcheries. On May 1 there
were about seven per cent fewer
chickens in farm flocks than on
that date last year.
The bureau reported market re1
ceipts of dressed poultry somewhat
larger than at this time in preced
ing years, and said that the out-of-storagt
movement plus flock re
ductions may keep receipts during
the summer above those of 1936.
Stocks of frozen poultry in early
June were the largest on record
for this time of year.
The number of hens and pullets
of laying age in farm flocks was
reported at about 4 per cent more
on May 1 than a year earlier. But
the bureau said that with a high
feed-egg ratio this summer, .unfav
orable to feeding for egg produc
tion, a more-than-average decline
in size of laying flocks may occur.
The rate of egg production on
May 1 was the largest on record
for that date, or 2.3 per cent more
than on May 1, 1936, and nearly 5
per cent' above the 1925-35 average.
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Puts Grower on Feet
Reducing a $6,500 mortgage on
his farm to $325 in four years
through intelligent use of his land
is the story told by an eight-mule
farmer of Halifax county to W. O.
Davis, farm agent ofi the State
college extension service.
Asking that his name he with
held, the grower told how he rais
ed nothing but cotton, tobacco,
and peanuts before 1932. Being a
money crop farmer only, he bought
all food and feed for himself, his
tenants, and his livestock.
A $6,500 mortgage held by a
bank in Halifax blanketed his farm
when that bank closed. The. note
was sold, to another bank which
called for- payments. All the farmer
had left was one bale of cotton.
This he sold for $19.35 which he
gave as an interest payment.
When the AAA program was
started in 1933, this farmer balked
at the provisions but finally was
forced to come in under the act.
However, once he signed he fol
lowed the program to the letter
from 1933 to the present time.
By fallowing the program and
raising more food and feedstuff
and less of the moneycrops, he
has .been able to reduce his note
at the bank from $6,500 to $325.
At the beginning of the present
crop year, it was not necessary
that he borrow money to finance
his planting, Davis declared. (
He has plenty of corn and feed
for himself and his five tenants
and is looking forward to another,
From being a critic of the farm
program, he has changed to one
of its most enthusiastic supporters.
Agent Davis says this farmer re
cently came to him greatly distress
ed because he had heard reports
that the program would be discontinued.
Charles Hunnicut To Go
To Scout Jamboree
Eagle i Scout Charles Hunnicuttt,
of Franklin Troop No. 1, was Se
lected last June 7 by the scofut
committee to represent the troop at
the National Jamboree to be held
in Washington, D. C, from Jut le
30 to July 9. He will leave about
June 28. Charles is the son of Mr.
and Mrs, E. S. Hunnicutt, cf
For Aid to Children and
, Aged During First
i. ' . , '
RALEIGH, June 16. Mrs. W. T.
Bost, commissioner of the state
department of charities and public
welfare, has requested the national
social security board to advance
to North Carolina approximately
$325,000 for the aid of aged persons
and dependent children in this state
during the first three months of
the operation of the new social
security program, : which goes into
effect July 1.
Mrs. Bost announced that she
has forwarded to Washington plans
for administration of the two
phases of the. program, a manual of
procedure drafted by the welfare
department, and certified copies
of North Carolina laws relating to
the department and to social secur
ity. . '
Plans for the operation of the
program, Mrs. Bost said, must be
approved by federal authorities be
fore funds can be secured and be
fore old age assistance and aid to
dtpendent children may be inaugu
rated in North Carolina. Such ap
proval already has been obtained
for the original legislation.
It was estimated by the welfare
department head that the program
will get under way with approxi
mately 7,000 persons over 65 years
of age receiving assistance; that
before the first quarter ends a total
of 15,000 probably will be granted
aid, and that the average load for
the three-months period will be
approximately 12,000. Statistics com
piled . by the department indicate
that there soon will be approxi
mately 25,000 aged persons in the
state eligible for assistance.
Basing her estimates on an aver
age grant of $12.50 per month, Mrs.
Bost said approximately $450,000
will be required for the first quart
er of the program's operation, ex
clusive of administration costs.'
One-half of this, or about $225,000,
is to be furnished by the federal
government, one-fourth by the
state, and approximately one-fourth
by the 100 counties.
The welfare commissioner believes
there will be 12,500 dependent chil
dren, on the assistance rolls by the
end of the first three months of
the program's operation, and that
the average monthly load for the
period will be about 10,500. With
an average grant of $6 per month,
the total cost of the program for
the quarter will be about $189,000,
of which the federal government
will furnish one-third, the state
one-third, and the counties one
third. In addition, the national govern
ment is to pay five per cent of its
grant for old age assistance for ad
ministrative purposes. : This .would
reach an estimated total of $11,250,
which will go to the counties.
Total grants for the aid to aged
and assistance to children phases
of the program for the quarter will
be approximately $660,000.
County welfare departments have
been asked to examine their records
in order to ascertain which of the
12,000 relief cases now being han
dled by the counties will be eligible
under all three phases of the pro
gram, including aid to the blind,
and that the program will get under
way on July 1 with these cases as
a nucleus. She said 300 mothers'
aid cases now being handled by
the welfare department, would be
turned over to the division of pub-1
lie assistance, 1 which also will ad
minister old age assistance and aid
to dependent children. The division
is under the direction of Nathan
Aid to the blind is 4o be ad
ministered by the state commission
for the blind, of which Dr. Roma
S. Cheek is secretary, and also gets
under way July 1. Dr. Cheek has
forwarded to Washington for ap
proval plans for the program in
Farm Youth Hold
Future of Nation
The welfare of the nation large
ly is dependent upon the farm
families of the south.
This keynote was struck at the
Older Youth conference held at
State College last week and at
(tended by 101 North Carolina farm
boys arid girls from Perquimans
county in the east to Haywood in
, The , family as ' an institution is
the bulwark of the. nation, but in
the big cities the j family is break
ing down, said Dr. O. E. Baker,
of (the U. S. department of agri
culture. ' .
While the birth rate-is declining
seriously, elsewhtre, it still exceeds
the death rate on southern farms,
and in 100 years, he said, most of
the nation's population will have
descended from southern' stock.
"You young people hold in your
hands the destiny of- the nation,"
he declared, "and you have within
your power the ability to build up
a country that will endure through
the ages." .
Col. J. W. Harrelson, administra
tive dean of the collcgc.'also stat
ed that economic changes arc
bringing agricultural districts" to
the front, whilc great cities built
largely on wealth produced else
where have already seen their hey
dey. Dean I. O. Schaub, director of
the State college extension service,
pointed out that one of the major
problems of agriculure is . how
young people who wish to start
farming can secure land of their
own. Few have the; capital required
to buy and equip a farm of any
it rt rre l
many-arnzes wiiercu f
In 4-H Canning Contest
The National 4-H canning con
test offering county, state, sectional
and national prizes is again offer
ed to club leaders, and every girl
enrolled in a bona fide club is in
vited to' compete. The contest is
conducted by extension agents with
out fee or obligation of any kind.
Coutestants are required to re
port the number of jars and kinds
of - food canned how they were
utilized, exhibits made and prizes
won, demonstration and judging
contests entered, , assistance given
other canning girls and housewives,
and awards or recognitions received.
Many girls are able to earn con
siderable sums through this project
besides the valued training they
Each county winner is awarded a
handsome gold medal, the state
champion receives an all-expense
trip to the national 4-H Club con
gress to be held in Chicago early
in December, and college scholar
ships totaling $1,000 will be pre
sented' the four sectional winners
and national champion through the
Kerr Glass Corporation, sponsors of
the contest for the ninth year.
Mother, heed the urgent advice
of doctors and hospitals, do as
they do; give your baby a daily
body-rub with the antiseptic oil
that chases away germs, and
keeps the skin safe That means
Mennen Antiseptic Oil. It's used
by nearly all maternity hospitals.
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HAS TIMED 150 MILLION LIVES
Horses for Sale or Trade
We will have a carload of heavy
loggers and young brood mares,
weighing from 900 to 1,600 pounds
to sell or swap ages ranging from"
2 to 6 years. These horses can be
seen at Monday's old barn, in
Franklin, N. C, on and after Fri
day June 11.
Walhalia, S. C.