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Slate College Answers
Timely Farm Questions
Q. What can I do to control
termites in the home?
A. James T. Conner, Jr., en
tomologist for the State college
extension service, says that
when a home is found to be in
fested with termites, the iirst
step to take Is to make a cart
ful examination to determine
the extent of the infestation. If
it is ,,ve ry slight and localized,
the removal of all old boards
and pieces of wood near the
foundation of the house may
remove the infestation Severe
infestation may require the re
placing of infested timbers with
^ TO THE LIVING
?ne high standard of service
it provided to every patron whether ?
moderately priced funeral or on
paratively e?pent>e i?chowrw>y ?
HE SERVES BEST WHO SERVES MOST
PHONE 106 - NITE PHONE 20
SerVfifip TofT riffgTout' fafffi?*lf feifaehce.^J
church or our funeral hbme.
Wood's V-35 Hybrid Yellow Dent
Recommended for this area by Western Carolina Teachers
College. Remarkable wind resistance. No disease. Deep
flinty golden grain. High feed value. Very strong stalks.
Wood's V-125 Hybrid White Dent
Largest ears of any white hybrid. Delicious tender roast
ing ears in 85 days. Matures quickly in early fall. Ears
10 to 12 inches long ? 2 ears per stalk ? 20 rows deep pure
white grain on medium small cob. High shelling per cent.
MOST DISEASE RESISTANT CORN IN SEVEN STATE
TESTS ? short stocky stalks ? ears low.
Tennessee Red Cobb
64 lbs. corn on cob. Shells out 56 lbs. com.
Jarvis Golden Prolific
Hasting's White Prolific
Tender gold Hybrid Yellow Sweet Corn
/ 76 Days
There are only three words to actually describe this
corn ? sweet, temder, succulent. It is an early corn ? ripens
about four days ahead of golden bantam ? and yields
about twice as much. It hias attractive ears about eight
inches long-, with deep, sweet kernels. Often gets prem
ium prices on the market! Stays sweet and tender two to
three days longer than most kinds.
Golden Bantam ? 80 Days
Hybrid Golden Cross Bantam ? 85 Days
Hybrid Silver Cross Bantam ? 86 Days
Aristogold Bantam Evergreen ? 85 Days
If you want to amaze your ineighbors with truly BIG
ears of some of the sweetest, most tender sweet corn yau
ever tried, plant this. These ears are from 9 to 10 inches
long, with 16 to 18 rows on every ear. Yet it's as tender
and good eating as the most fancy on the market. And
what yields! Under good conditions it has produced as
much as 10 tons of snapped ears to the acre. It is easy
to grow, and stands hiot, dry weather.
Stowell's Evergreen ? 90 Days
Country Gentleman ? 90 Days
Bland's Extra Early ? 65 Days
Earliest corn in existence
Hybrid Trucker's Favorite ? 75 Days
Improved Early Adams, Large ? 75 Days
OPEN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS THROUGH THE
SEED AND PLANT SEASON
new material. Termites that are
' in the woodwork of buildings
must stay in contact with the
soil and moisture, Mr. Conner
says, or they will die It is
therefore essential, he points
out, that any possible contact
the termites may have with the
soil and timbers of the building
Q. What precautions can I
take to keep Wildlife from in
fecting my tobacco plant bed?
A. Use of certified seed is one
of the first answers to this
question, according to Howard
R. Garriss, extension plant path
ologist, State college Other sug
gestions he makes are: Don't
save seed from plants infested
with Wildlife, or frevn soed
fields where Wildlife infection
was severe; do not use old plant
bed site if Wildlife was present
1 in bed the year befoce, or unless
old site and sidewalls are prop
erly sterilized; do not allow to
bacco trash of any kind to get
into plant bed; boil old caver
before using again; use Bor
deaux treatment in plant beds;
and rotate crops and plow und
er plant parts in field early.
State College Hints
To Farm Homemakerr
By VERNA STANTON
(Assistant State Ajent )
One of the secrets of success
in cooking with eggs is to have
the eggs of the right tempera
ture for the use to which they
are put. Tre following temper -
ture tips are suggested by spe
cialists of the U. S. Department
1. Raw eggs separate into
whites and yolks easiest when
they are from 50 to 60 degrees
F. An egg just out of the re
frigerator is so cold that its
white is viscous and clings to
both shell and yolk, making
reparation difficult. On the oth
er hand, when an egg warms up
to 75 degrees in a warm kitch
en, the yolk flattens out and is
| likely to break in separating.
The specialists advise removing
eggs from the refrigerator about
half an hour before separating.
2. Eggs, like all other ingredi
ents used in cake-making, should
be at room temperature to
3. Egg whites whip up more
quickly and to a greater volume
when they are at room tem
4. Yolks for mayonnaise
dressing should be cold ? just
out of the refrigerator to make
a smooth emulsion with oil.
Hard-cooked eggs separate
most easily from the shell and
into whites and yolks when cold.
As soon as they are cooked, they
should be cooled, preferably in
running water. Rapid cooling
has the added advantage of
helping to prevent the familiar
dark layer from forming around
6. Shells are less likely to
break if eggs are at room tem
perature rather than cold when
put to cook in hot water. Prob
ably a better cooking method is
to put the eggs in cold water
and bring egg and water to
simmering temperature together.
SPECIALS THIS WEEK
Reduced from $24.15 to $20.75 ea.
Reduced from $7.95 to $6.50 ea.
MASSILLON PRESSURE PANS?
Reduced from $12.95 to $9.95 ea.
Seat Covers to fit most all makes of cars
Western Auto Associate Store
At the average rate of tree
planting practiced during the
past 20 years, It will take 600
years to provide thla country
with a comfortably plentiful
'? ^ SCIENTIFIC MtMEBAl SURFACE
FRANKLIN HARDWARE CO.
Phone 117 On Square
What do you think railroads make?
The public thinks
wt nuke 15%
What do you think they should make?
Tbi public thinks 10% would be fair
What are the facts?
Actually the railroads earned
only 2%% in 1946.
To provide the service you want
railroads need to earn at least
6%. But estimates indicate that
even with the recent freight rati
increase, the return for 1947 will
be only about half that requirement.
Why it takes 6 % to make the grade . . .
Impartial research polls show that, on the
average, people think we make 15%.They
also think a fair return would be 10%.
What We Make
But for the year 1946, with the biggest
peace-time traffic in history, the rail
roads earned only . . . 2 H %. This is
less than one-half the comparable earn
ings for other, industries.
The reasons for this low return are
not hard to find. Since 1939 railroad
wages have increased 52?/io % and the
prices of fuel, materials and supplies
have gone up 61*/io9S.
But freight rates have just recently
been increased an average of only
176/io& ? a year after the effective date
of the last big wage increase.
What About This Year?
It is estimated that the return for 1647,
even with the recent freight rate in
crease, will be only about half the 6%
minimum return required to provide
the improvements and service needed.
This will be because of increased costs
of materials and supplies; because cer
tain wage increase* granted in 1940
were in effect for only part of 1946 but
will be in effect for all of 1947; because
of increased special payroll taxes on
railroads; and because of a decline in
What Does This Mean To You ?
The answer is "Plenty!" Your standard
of living is the highest in the world be
cause of mass production. But mass
production would not be possible with
out MASS TRANSPORTATION, which the
railroads provide at low cost.
Why 6% Is Needed
The kind of service your standard of
living requires takes a lot of money for
new equipment and improvements. To
carry out the post-war improvement
program for better equipment, tracks,
terminals and modern safety devices, a
minimum return of 6% is needed.
So when the railroads make only 2H
cents on each $1.00 of their net prop
erty investment, it concerns you.*
The funds for future new equipment
and improvements must come from rail
road earnings and also from investors.
They will furnish money on reasonable
terms only if they have confidence in
the future earnings of the railroads.
You Have Another Stake In Thi*
Even if you do not own any railroad
stocks or bonds, insurance companies
and savings banks do. So you still have
a special interest in seeing that the rail
roads are allowed enough to do a good
job . . . for you.
We are publishing this and pther
advertisements to talk with you at first
hand about matters which are impor
tant to everybody.
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