Strip Cropping Proves Great Soil Builder Anyone who doubts the value of strip cropping on rolling land should visit V. E. Coltrane of Julian in Guilford county, says Frank Doggett, Extension soil conservationist at 8tate college. Strip cropping not only saves soil but it also helps to great ly increase crop yields. Coltrane produced 74 bushels of hybrid corn per acre on one of his strips last year as compared with about 20 bushels of open pollinated corn under the old method of up and down hill, as was the case several years ago. So enthusiastic is Coltrane about strip cropping that he maintains that he will soon be able to make 100 bushes of corn per acre and "not strain his land." The fields on the Coltrane farm are planted in strips, al ternately to row crops and soil building legumes. "If the soil and water break away on the cultivated strips, it is caught by the crop strips, and the water seeps into the ground in stead of running off," says Col trane. "Then the cover crops are turned under, making the soil loose and as porous as plot ting paper. I believe that with this practice I am building at least one-half inch of topsoil on this land a year. "THe sod waterways in these fields furnish a surer crop of the finest kind of hay twice a year. I don't have to buy ex pensive seed every year and I don't have to take the time and expense of preparing a seed bed. I also don't have to buy ferti lizer every year to get hay crops. I have that time and money, and also the land, to grow legumes for soil building purposes. "The string-row method has helped me increase tobacco yields. The Soil Conservation service Is due much credit for introducing these new prac tices." With North Carolina argicul ture scheduled to enter an area of mechanization, new empahsis will be placed upon hay, small grains and pastures, according to Dr. I. O. Schaub of the Ex tension service. Clyde Morton of Jacksonville blasted a drainage ditch four feet deep, eight feet wide and 450 feet long at a cost of less , than $60. Please Call For Your Photographs ? Persons who have left photographs of their servicemen, or other pic tures, at The Press Of fice are requested to call for them. ? The Franklin Press State College Hint* To Farm Homemakeri (By Ruth Current' Smart shopping Is one way to make a dollar do a better job. Comparing prices among stores often brings savings. For the large family, buying large rath er than small quantities may be another economy. Sales some times offer good bargains, if the shopper is a judge of qual ity. End-of-season buying often means savings in the cost of clothes. Or the family may buy with a group, thus getting goods at wholesale prices. Some things can be bought through coopera tive buying associations, which are already established in many communities. If the homemaker has a knack with a needle, she may make some of the clothes, cur tains, or slip covers. Repairs, painting, and even simple fur niture may be the contribution from the men in the family. Of course, says the family econo mists. when doing a job at home, make sure the saving is worth the time and effort it takes. Sometimes materials and equipment cost almost as much as the ready-made article. Also, If family members are ineffi cient In doing a job, they may waste valuable time and mate- ' rials. But most people can read ily learn some skills that are real money-savers. Home-made fun is another thrift device. Home parties and pictures give the family good times at little cost. Another way to stretch a dol lar is to make full use of com munity services, such as parks, libraries, and public concerts. By finding out about and using local community health services, a higher level of health may be possible at little or no increas ed cost. State College Answers Timely Farm Questions Q. When will the State's Farm and Home Week short course be resumed? A. Plans are being made to continue the annual event at State Cqllege next August 19-23 after a lapse of four years. A number of nationally, interna tionally prominent persons are being considered as possible speakers for the event. There is even a chance that Singing Jack Criswell will be back to add to the fun in the evenings. Q. What are the most likely markets for North Carolina black Walnut timber? A. Logs in carload lots may usually be sold to the Carolina Veneer Company of High Point, the Pulaski Veneer Company of Pulaski, Va., the Redmond Lum ber Company, of Richmond, Va., or the Wood Mosiac Company of Louisville, Ky. If you have but a small quantity of timber, it is suggested that it be sawed Into lumber and used locally. Q. I plan to build a new home. Does the Extension Serv ice have a bulletin which may help me make plans? A. There is a new bulletin called "Homestead Planning" which offers advice about se lecting the site, locating the residence, positioning other buildings, grading, walks, drives and arranging plant materials. It is available free of cost to those who write the Agricultur al Editor, State College. Q. What is the 56-day weight j which must be attained by a litter of pigs in order to qual ify for the Production Register? J A. The total weight of the litter at the end of 56 days (after farrowing t must be 320 pounds. Cards for nominating GULF SERVICE STATION at Foot of Town Hill Eaat Main Street UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Good Gulf Gasoline and Gulf Pride Oil READY TO SERVE YOU Frank Reece Manager N. C. Trains An Agent For Venezula r The good neighbor policy i* j now going to give some con ' crete results because Andy Car denas has returned to his na tive Venezular to become a ! county agent alter a year's 1 training in North Carolina. He j was one of eleven college grad- ' uates who were chosen from more than 200 leading Venezula students for study and training in the United States. First he studied the organiza tion of the Extension Service at State coHege and then he spent five months on the dairy iarm of L. H. McKay near Hender sonvllle, doing all kinds of dairy and farm work under the di rection of Mr. McKay. During September and October he work ed on a farm in Benton County, ? , , littters for the register may be j obtained from breeding associa tions and entries must be made within five days after farrow- | ing time. Indiana, itudyint hybrid corn. In reecnt month* Andy was In Union County under the di rection of Veteran County Agent T. J. W Broom and his assistants, W. Z. Smith and N. B. Nicholson While there Andy made a special study of 4-H club work and the general crops and livestock grown In that sec tion. He attended the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago in December and while in Un ion met with all of the 4-H clubs in the coufity, discussing the work with the boys and girls and telling them about agriculture and customs In \fen ezula. "Andy should make an excep tionally good county agent in Venezula because he is smart, quiet, and willing to work." says Smith. "He likes North Carolina " s very much and left us on January 25 that he would be able to come back to see us some time. Our best wishes go with Andy in his work back home.'' Chicken fpathers fur combi nation with wool and synthetics soon will be in wide production as a fine new source of fiber for cloth and other materials. hope when he YOUR EYES examined the modern way will mean better and more comfortable fitting glasses for you. EYE EXAMINATION as a side line to some other activity, seldom are of much satisfaction. - CONSULT a specialist who devotes all time and interest to examining eyes and the fitting of glasses. DR. LON BURROUGHS Specializing in examining eyes and fitting glasses Elliott Block Clayton, Ga. Hours: 9:3t a. m. to 6:3# p. m. Closed Wednesday , SUNDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE FEED simtBS 4,000,000 TONS 8&ORT Livestock farmers and feed dealers must conserve feeds carefully because domestic sup plies are short of requirements for the livestock and poultry population at the present rate of feeding Emory L. Cooke, southeastern member of the Peed Industry council, asserted > in announcing results of a na tional survey. | "For the feeding year ending September 30. a shortage of 4.- ' 156.000 tons in grains, mill feeds and high-protein meals is indi cated. said Mr. Cooke, vice president of Ashcraft-Wilkin- I son company of Atlanta. "This means." he continued, "that either considerable im portation of feed will have to | be made, a lot more wheat than normal will have to be { withdrawn from the flour bar- ; rell for the feed bin, the rate ; of feeding will have to slow j down, or considerable liquida g II ... ? ? I tion of llvwotek will be neces sary.'' Mr. CoCkt said the survey gives a rsther bleak, picture" to feed manufacturers and feed dealers who are. he pointed out," already under pressure to supply more feed to farmers than they can procure " | "Wasteful feeding , methods must be eliminated and we must be certain " that every pound of feed produces the maximum acounj. of meat, milk. and eggs." Mr. Cocke said. r Helps build up resistance against MONTHLY FEMALE PAIN When taken regularly! Lydla E. Plnkhain'l Vegetable Com pound does more than relieve monthly pain when due to, func tional periodic disturbances/it also . relieves accompanying weak, tired. ' nervous, jittery feelings ? of such nature. Taken regularly ? Plnkham's Compound helps build up resistance aitaiAat such monthly distress. Plnk Uam s Compound is worth trying/ I ' :? Farmers and Woodmen The prices on Dogwood for shuttles has been raised for this season. Anyone having Dogwood to cut should contact W. H. Waldroop at the mill for specifications before cutting. We have several boundaries of Dog wood stumpage bought. If inter ested in contract-cutting, see us. We are also buying good grade Persimmon wood for shuttles at top prices. Highlands Briar, Inc Phone 1303 ? 1305 ^ As the artist sees it But, the artist has let his imagi nation run wild. The Southern Railway System does bring new industries to the South. Not in one piece on a flat car, however! What actually happens is this... We have an Industrial Devel opment Department staffed by experts who know the South as well as you know your own back yard. They have the answers to all questions concerning plant sites, raw materials, labor, power, fuel, water, climate, and trans portation. And they will gladly skip meals, work all night and travel thou sands of miles to bring new industries to the Southland. They gst thsir "tip*" about prospective plants by keeping up with the trend of business ... by checking industrial and ftnancial publications ... by watching and studying developments in all parts of the country. Sometimes the "tip" comes from folks living in the South. And sometimes it comes from the new induitry itself. When the"tip"comes, the men in our Industrial Development Department swing into action. And you can see the results of their work in the many new industries . . . 148 of them last year blone ... all along the 8,000 mile line of the Southern Railway System. Why do we do it? Because we know that the Southern can prosper and progress only as the territory served by it prospers and progresses I 4- fVtvwU iWiiirfant SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM

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