PAYING FARM LOANS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Not One FHA Loan Here Delinquent, Ramsey Tells Meeting Ma. >n County farmers who have u^ught larms with funds obtained from the Farm Secur ity or Farm Home administra tions have averaged making about three annual payments each during the past year, and not one such loan is delinquent, according to Albert L. Ramsey, FHA supervisor in this county Mr. Ramsey brought this fact out in a report made at a re cent meeting here of Macon County Farm ownership bor rowers. Most of these farmers have gotten several years* payment ahead durijig the past few years so that in case of a bad crop year or of ' a depression, they would still be safe in the own ership of their farms, Mr. Ram sey reported. Miss Daisy Caldwell, FHA su pervisor, explained a chart that showed how each payment in creased the farmer's equity in his land. The use of Hybred seed in growing corn was discussed. S. W. Mendenhall. county agent, was called in to. give current information on that subject. Jim Gray reported that he has been much pleased with his trial of hybred seed corn. It yielded double the amount of the other corn, he said. Jack Talley who recently *nade the last payment on his farm, re ported a yield of 112 bushels per acre from his hybred corn. At the noon hour dinner was served on the long tables in the Agricultural building audi torium. The Farm Ownership families had sent the food in on advance and dinner was pre pared in the building. Mrs. James S Gray made a talk oh "Florida Boarders as a Means of Converting Farm Products into Cash". Mrs. Gray said that feeding tourists like any other farm enterprise re quires thought and work but when well managed it payed. It was pointed out that tourists and summer people were a main source of income for Macon County. The recently organized Farm Macon 4-H Buy# Sign Up For 275 Projcct* In '47 A total of 251 4-H club boys in the 12 clubs In Ma con County have signed up to carry out 275 different farm projects this year, ac cording to figures compiled in the county agent's office. These 275 projects are di vided, in general classifica tion, as follows: Dairying, 47; animal husbandry, 87; paultry, 18; forestry, 19; agronomy, 49; and horticulture, 55. State College Hints To Farm Homemakers By VERNA STANTON Assistant State Agent Root vegetables will be fresh er and have more nutritive val ue if their leaves or tops are trimmed off before they are stored in home refrigerators or vegetable bins, plant scientists of the U. S. Department of Agriculture remind housewives. Although bunches of carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, and radishes may look more at tractive in grocery stores with their leafy tops attached, those i tops should be cut off as soon ! as possible because they draw S moisture and nutrients from the vegetable. The tops take up val uable space in storage con tainers. The plant scientists ex plain that while the vegetable is growing in the ground, the leaves manufacture sugar, starch, protein and other nu trients and pass them down to the roots for storage. However, once the vegetable is harvested and the roots are out of the ground, the situation is reversed and the leaves draw on the moisture and nourishment of the roots to keep alive. These vegetables, especially if young and tender, keep better in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator than in an open vegetable bin in the kitch en, because the warm air of the kitchen soon dries and wilts the vegetables. ers Cooperative was explained by Claude Patterson, general manager. A discussion on the orderly keeping of farm business papers and records was led by Miss Caldwell. Walter Taylor, FHA commit teeman, led a discussion of farm management and mismanage ment. f Iff ? < ? | / TME WORLD S \J GREATEST / SCHOOL FOR u/msMP The Army Ground Forces soldier is famed for his ability to carry out any assignment with resourcefulness and initiative ? the qualiu-.s tj^ut make leaders in civilian life as well as the Army. The Ground Forces not only teach you leadership ? they equip you -with fine job training to go with it. In peacetime, the Army is a gigantic school- going organization ? with training available in in.: y skills and trades. Courses offered range all the way from automotive mechanics to welding ? designed to help you find tin? work you like and do best. Incr eased Army pay scales are now in effect, and you receive 20% additional pay for overseas service. Thousands of outstanding young men, able to meet the new higher standrrds required, are enlisting in the Regular Army. They are beginning interesting, useful careers by learning leader ship along with special skills. Visit your nearest U. S. Army Recruiting Station for details. HIGHLIGHTS OF REGULAR ARMY ENLISTMENT 1. Choice of any branch of servtcc which still has quotas to be filled, and of certain overseas theaters which still have ope. lings, on 3-year enlistments. 2. Enlistment age from 18 to 34 years inclusive (17 with parents' consent) except for men now in Army, who may reenlist at any age, and former cer.lcr ucpci. jir.g on icugih of service. 3. Educational benefits under GI Bill of Rights for m:n who enlist before official termination of war and remain in servicc 90 days or more. 4. Family allowances for dependents of men enlisting or reenlisting con tinue until 6 months altar official termination of war. 6. Enlistments for 1J4, 2 of J years. (1-year enlistments permitted for men now in the Army with 6 or mora months of service.) Option to retire at !ial? pay for the reat of your life after 20 years' service? increasing to three-quarters pay after 30 years of scrvice. Ail previous honorable active federal military service Counts toward retirement. NEW, HIGHER PAY FOR ARMY MEN In Addi;im to Food, Cluthss and Mmial Cct In Addition to Column Ond ?t the Right: 20'r In crease for Scrvice Over teas. 50% Increase, up to $50 Maximum Per Month, if Member of Flying or Glider Crews. $50 Per Month for Parachutists (Not in Flying-pay Status) while Engaged upon Para chute Duty. 5% Increase in P-y for Eaih 3 Years ci b*(vicc. Master Sergeant or First Sergeant Technical Sergeant Staff Sergeant ? ? Scigeant ? ? ? ? Corporal .... Private First Class Private * ? ? ? Starting lot* Pay Par Month $165.00 135.00 115.00 100.00 90.00 80.00 75.00 MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME AFTER: 20 Ye art' 30 Yeart' Service S*rv let $107.25 *185.03 87.75 151.88 7-1.75 129.38 65.00 112.50 58.50 101.25 52.00 90.00 48.75 84.38 Your Rtgvlar Army S?rv?t tho Nation and Mankind in War and Poaco ENLIST NOW AT YOUR NEAREJi' U. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION 4 GOOD JOB FOR YOU U. S. Army CHOOSE THIS FINE PROFESSION NOW/ POST OFFICE BUILDING, ASHEVILLE, N. C. 100 Bushel Corn Club To Be Organized By G. B. DIXON (Assistant Coun.y Agent) Farmers thioughout Macon County have been asked to join the 1 00- bushel -per-acre Corn Club Membership is free to all farmers. A farmer who produces 100 or more bushels will be considered a full-fledged mem ber and will receive a certifi cate and a button to wear on his coat lapel signifying that he is a member, and those pro ducing 75-100 bushels as asso ciate members will also receive certificates and buttons. Here are five steps to increase your corn yield: 1. Use a proven local variety or an adapted hybrid. 2. Adapt your fertilizer at planting to your soil conditions. 3. Provide enough plants to produce the desired yield 4. Avoid late or deep cultiva tion, but control weeds early. 5. Vary side-dressing with soil fertility and desired yield in crease. The 1946 Western North Caro lina 4-H district corn winner, who came from Henderson county, produced 122.3 bushels per acre. This is the story he gave at a banquet at a recent N. C. Crop Improvement asso ciation meeting in Shelby: He turned under red clover in the spring which had stood for one year; sent a soil sample to Raleigh to determine the needs of his soil; and doing his work with a tractor planted his corn in 42-inch rows ' and put 400 pounds per acre of 4-10-6 fertilizer at planting, used shal low cultivation at all times. Since nitrate of soda was not available, he used 500 pounds of 5-10-5 as"* side-dresser. His 42-inch rows witlvcorn 12 inches in the drill gave nun about 10, 000 plants per acres> His county agent recommended that he use the N. C. T-20 variety: This corn in that county gave him two ears per stalk, ears weigh ing about l'/2 pounds each. Dur ing his last cultivation he seed ed Ladino clover and orchard grass for permanent pasture. Adapted hybrid ;or Macon County is the yellow hybrid U. S. 282 Drill in 3G3-400 pounds of as high analysis f-'niltzer as you can get, then add about the same amount &t planting (8-8-6 not available i. You mua have sufficient i a"d co-.n placed in the row iiot ever. 10 inches apart to get plenty of plants per acre to gee your yi Id. Deep cultivation may do tho corn more damage than not plowing by breaking off too many root hairs; corn roots nt five weeks have reached cut two feet each way and oie fojt down High nitrogen topdress ing pays Amounts ?ip to 120 pounds of nitrogen (750 pounds of nitrate of soda or its qquiva lentt have proven to be b?no ficial. If possible disc or plow under a winter legume. Add stable manure to this ground if available. Say: "I Saw it advertised in The Press." JOIN J Bryant Mutual Burial Association ? Oldest and Strangest in the County ^ I ? Starting S@?IM <7\, /? '/ ' II V YadiO STATION ' WESC THE STRONGEST RADIO VOICE IN ; ALL OF WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA ' South Carolina \ THE FACT IS By GENERAL ELECTRIC MAN-MADE SNOWFALL/ WITHIN TAO MINUTES, GENERAL ELECTRIC SCIENTISTS TURNED A 3-MILE CLOUD INTO SNOW By DROPPING A PEW POUNDS OF DRy ICE PELLETS PROM AM AIRPLANE. THIS DISCOVERY MAV POINT THE WAY TO STORING UP WATER FOR IRRIGATION AND POWER PROJECTS. WAKE UP TO MUSIC/ G-E CLOCK-RADIO ^ AUTOMATICALLY TURNS ITSELF Otf TO WAKE MDU UP IN THE MORNING. INCOMES FOR LIFE/ LIFELONG INCOMES-" BEVOND SOCIAL " SECURITy ARE PAID UNDER AMENDED 6-E PENSION PLAN. GENERAL ________ ELECTRIC Hrsf things come first ] 0 Jfotrfa ere's no place like HOME ? Tor* Service 'Ma^n ESTIMATES ON SERVICE FREE-USE OUR BUDGET PLAN! DUNCAN MOTOR CO. Franklin, N. C. Phone 69

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