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E PROSPECT OF
Investigation in Many States of Theory That Use of Electricity in
Every Possible' Farming Function Will Reduce
Cost for All Farmers.
Electricity for all the farms of the
nation, by means of transmission
lines to be extended from existing
electric power ay? terns, supplied by
the big generating stations of the ap
proaching super-power, age, is the
ambitious .proposal put forward by
several co-eperatir.3 agencies which
are making an investigation of the
application of .electricity to agricul
ture in its economic aspects. - Already
it has been declared that electric pow
.er service to farms can be put on a
par with such service to city dwellers,
Electric Lights on Farm Not Enough
so far as expense is concerned, if
farmers use it for as many operations
on the farm as possibla, Instead of
. merely having electric lights or elec
tric fans, .and stopping there.'
This point has been emphasized
with the utmost 'earnestness by those
seeking to make electric energy avail
able fcr the farms of America through
the trensmiSHiou lines of the power
companies. The' interested agencies
, are several. They include the Na
' tional Electric Light Association, the
' United States Department of Agricul
ture, the American Farm Bureau Fed
eration, the American Society of Ag
ricultural Engineers, professors of
.prominent -uivevsltles aui: : consplcu
. OU9 uiucufatlurers of farm imple
ments. ... What Wakes ths Cost Greater
pose and rcope of the study uudertak
en,by these interests hava been made
recently by Dr. G. E. Neff of Wiscon
sin Univcra'ity, chairman of a joint
committea the relation of electrici
ty to agriculture, and by Merlin H.
Aylesvorth cf Nov 'York, managing
director of ."the National Electric
Light Association. They have dis
cussed particularly the factors'-wliich
make it difficult to furnish the fanner
with electric energy, as cheaply es it
can be provided for. the city and town
user. f r;v". .,.,' .
"One mile of city distribution line
ordinarily serves from thirty to one
' hundred ' customers," said Dr. Neff.
"But one mile of distribution line in
farming districts usually serves only
three customers, ft can be readily
seen therefore,, that a power company
can serve city customers more cheap-
lv than rural customers.
But. if farmers can use elechricity
( for every possible farming purpose it
seemslikeljf tfiat rural. rates. can, be
jnade so cheap that jio'farmer can af
ford to be without electric service,
: and every farmer can; afford to h-ave
it. It is to prove or disprove this fact
that the present investigation : is be
ing made." .' ,. ' i '..
To Put Theory to Test .
Th,i8 theory , of securing electric
: service for farmers on 'a reasonable
' cost LaRis by electrifying the entire
farm at the cutset lainany suppcrt
rs. Tbv arc seeking," by the survey
now jirbposed, to take! the proposition
(''. of tho r;i!m rt tbewy an:l t6 es-
i.il;liph It as 1 fact. : ' ,' ;
Tf iheir Ihotry is uphold thea It will
Get Along Sooieltaw.
Folks have t3 get aong with hu
mankind, sor.how; and they1 do
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L0 V EXPENSE
POWER ON FARMS
SERMON BY RADIO
WAS THEIR FIRST
"Down on the farm," to C. 'B,'
Brown, o! Perry, Maine, means
"down on the jumping-off place."
He is located twelve miles from
Eastport, Me., on the shore of , a
lake in a locality made very mu"ch
isolated during the winter because
of impassable roads, with snow
shoes as the only means of travel
for weeks at a time.
To that family, almost; cut off from
outside communication for part of
the year, the voice of WQY, the
radio station of the General Elec
tric Company at Schenectady, N.
Y,. reaches regularly, taking profit
able words and entertaining music.
Voices and music come to their
ears clearly and pleasantly, be the
snows ever so deep, or the weather
ever so stormy.
Thre are several children in the
family, and on a recent Sunday
night the younger children heard a
sermon for the first time. It wai
a .VSGY church sermon. "Not that
they 8re neglected," writes Mr.
Brown, "but they have never been
be demonstrated that by applying
electric energy to all farm operations
in which electricity can be of service,
and to all possible duties In the farm
household, the use of electric current
will be so great that the power com
pany will find it profitable to make
the rates low. Otherwise, as already
stated, the number of customers per
mile of transmission line i3 so small
in the country, a. compared to the
city, that the expense, and hence the
rates, are much greater.
Solution Rests With Farmer
This put3 the whole matter upon
the shoulders cf each individual farm
er. Contrary to what the farmer
might suppose, the more electricity he
uses the cheaper he gets it provided
that every other farmer follows the
same procedure. While it might cost
every farmer in a given territory 25
cents a killowatt hour for electricity
if each of them used tha electricity
merely for electric lights in the farm
house 'and the barn, (because .of the
expense ;of building and maintaining
the 'transmission line with only three
customers per mils, compared to ten
times that number in the city) it
might cdst each farmer only 10 cents
a killowatt hour if each of them used
electricity, -not only for lights, but
also for washing machines, electric
ironers, vacuum cleaners, water sys
tems, wood cutting, ensilage cutting,
thrashing,'., milking, feed grinding,'
churning, cream Separating and any
otner farm work possible.
If this idea is found to be correct it
will perhaps prove one of the biggest
possibilities ever placed before the
modern farmer. It will show a way
out of the present dilemma how to
provide po-wer line electric service"on
the farm at a cost which would make
it economically . justifiable to both
farmer find power company.
Great Co-operative Enterprise
The co-operating interests making
the present Investigation propose to
opp.rate experimental rural transmis
sion lines In about thirty states.
Assistance in developing new meth
ods of using electricity on the. farm
and of imnrovinz nresent dfvlvK win
'be rendered this undertaking by re
search laboratories, such as that of
the General Elnctric Company. This
wilald In solving t'.ia 'main jrct-!:i
from another appronrh, if tha f'rs.la-
j mental principle set up by the theory
I described is hnH :o sn sound.
Age of Young Men.
Every age is the age cf young men.
but the older men seem to have the
There Must Be
Provides Artificial "Rainfall"
Whenever Needed for "Basic
Industry" of Agriculture.
Progress in agriculture, particularly
as applied to the western . farmer, is
symbolized by one thing, prosaic
enough in itself the Irrigation ditch.
The farmer no longer blames the
weather for crop failures, and "hopes
Desert Land from Lack of Rain
for better conditions next season.'
Nowadays, if the rainfall does not
suit him, he produces his own rainfall
by a twist of the wrist, or the push
of a button, la exactly the quantity
he desires, and at' precisely the time
it is needed. Furthermore, he puts it
on the particular, piece of ground
which he wishes to cultivate.
, The application of electric power
to Irrigation, through the rugged elec
tric motor, ha:i simplified and econo
mized the process for the farmer,
County Agent Work 1
vis-:e3 vsreait ainasa
Improved methods in agriculture
arc. making remarkable strides in
Western North Car.oiuia tf the pres
ence of county agents means any
thing, aad usually mentis' a great
tlcali : '
District Agent John' V. Goo'dhnn,
Jr.," has, worked o persistently at the
job of getting appropriations for ail
the counties iir his district that he has
about accomplished the task, in all
the great .mountain .empire west of a
line drawn from YY'attuiga. Caldwell,
Burke and Gevcland counties only
three counties reVnain without an
agent' or an apprppriatiqu for,' one..
These are Graha.ni. Yancey and Hay
wood. Allcghai'iey ii also in Mr.
Goodman's .district.' and has 'no. agent,
but jt is oast of the imaginary line.
Mr. Goodman has procured appropri
ations for which he has Hot found
.suitable men.' He is cautious about
placing men. He learns much of their
record before he 'recommends. them
and feels sure that they are suitable
for the work to be dor.c.
Mr. Goodman' is deeply interested
in co-operativ cfTorts ttvtong: .the
farmers ami ler.ds every possible
encoura r."! t,: lcc:.l organizations
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Electric Power Also
HELPS WESTERN FARMS
especially the farmer with small hold
ings. What electric power can mean is
evident when it is realized that agri
culture is a great ."basic Industry";
that hard-times invariably follow crop
failures; that irrigation is the solu
tion of the western farmer's problem;
and that electric power for irrigation
pumps is making irrigation easier,
more efficient, more reliable and. less
It has been found, incidentally, that
in most cases the farmer wants' to
install too large an irrigation system.
.The ideal plaht is the one that oper
ates continually and has a storage
reservoir so that a large, expensive
pump is not needed.
When a small installation ef this
sort is at work, '.th a storage res
ervoir capable of holding all the water
This Also Wa3 Desert Onco
pumped over a period, of twelve hours,
the plant could be run all night, and
in the morning the farmer would find
a full reservoir, from which he could
water his land as needed through the
day: and at night the reservoir would
be empty, thus completing the cycle.
designed 'to promote the interests of
agriculture in, any of its phases. He
sees growing possibilities for farm
ers especially where they apply the
principles ot .co-operatton.-7't' edera
AM It A
J R PENDERGRASS
FRANKLIN, N. C
Elopers Sever Wires
And Outdo Pursuers
Sheriff's Warrant Turned to Congrat
ulations Father and Uncle of
Bride Give Up Chase.
Spray,. Ore., March 6. Cupid, god
of , love, bcnt on victory, has won it.
111 a iiiiiumg uasu nc sevcreu tele
phonic communication, outran two
fast pursuers, and turned a sheriff's
warrant into congratulations of
friends. Safely he is home again. ;
The. bride, formerly Miss R. J.
Younce, 17, a seventh grade studer.t,
ireel of school. Monday she did not
appear at the .school house. Clyde
Lritt, now. the bridegroom and 19
years old. driving a light automobile,
called for Miss Younce somewhere
away from her home. They started
toward Fossil, accompanied by John
Younce, an uncle of the girl.
Uiarles Younce, the girls father,
suspected something was wrong. He
called at the school. Then he called
Joe Younce, another uitcle of the girl.
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their chase. '
Pursuit was made more difficult be
cause the elopers had cut the tele
phone wires between Spray 'and
C. A- Johnson, sheriff of Wheeler
County, was notified. A warrant for
the cobple's arrest was issued. The
elopers were traced to' Arlington, but
-tlP1-A tliair rA1lt (rnm fl.a.a I. a
....w.. vj twill iiv111 Ultlt L1IV JJUl-
suers . could not learn. So the chase
The couple proceeded to Golden
dale, Wash., and were married by a
justice of the peace. Then they
started homeward, arriving Tuesday
Parental objection was appeased,
the sheriff's warrant was cancelled,
and congratulations poured in upon
Mr. and Mrs. "Clyde Britt. Portland
Orcgonian, Portland, Ore. '
Poplar Cove News.
Misses Delia ' and Ocie Williamson
vtic usuiiig ai ivirs. j. i. yorpen
ing's Monday. . ' "
Mr. Willie Huscusson made a flying
-trip tp Franklin Tuesday.
Mrs. Walter Anderson, of Wayah,
was visiting at Mr. Henry Green
Miss Marie Huscusson, of this
place, went to' Franklin Tuesday.
We are glad to see Mrs. J. T. Cor
pening out again, after being on the
sick list for some time. '
Miss Isabelle Dills was the guest
of.Miss Cora Huscusson Sunday.
. i.Irs. M. L. Huscusson was visiting
lier daughter, Mrs. Henry Green
wood, last Sunday. ... '
Miss Cora Huscusson was visiting
Miss' Thcma Greenwood last Sunday
morning. . . MAM'A'S BABY.
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