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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1924.
FAST GIVING OUT
Already Cost of Lumber Is
Ahead of the Average of
Other Commodities and Is
Still Rising. ,
If lumber should become a luxury
in the United States, the effect would
not be like that of some of our well
known luxurieSj such as diamonds,
chinchilla and terrapin, says the New
York State College of Forestry at
Syracuse University. Such luxuries
belong to the non-essentials. Thcyc
have nothing to do with the actual
necessities of life. The world would
wag on just the same without these
special objects o vanityand .pam
pered palate. ,
. The forests, however, and the pro-,
ducts that come from the forests-are
at the base of many of our most im
portant industrial and intellectual
progress. They figure in the life of
every individual importantly. Forest
products are needed by the poor as
well as the rich; There are about
l,uuu cunerent uses tor wood, tne
employment of wood is so universal
that it has been said on good author
ity that civilization would fail with
out the forests.
.. Neither the rich nor the poor could
j i tj
uu wuuuui wuuu. iiuuic, unite, nana-
portation, communication, education
clothing, health and food supplies
l 1 .I.lJ iL. f
are tioseiy reiaieu iu me use ui wuuu
and the offices : performed by the
forests. If timber should .become a
luxury it would bring about a serious
situal'on in this country. It would
hit haid the people of thev United
States, because, since the Pilgrims
landed, We have been the largest in
dividual users 01 woou.
The cost pv lumber has advanced
beyond the average of all other com
modities. The supply is dwindling
rapidly, which means that the cost
of lumber will continue to increase.
Lumber is being used four times fast
er than it is grown in the United
States and 20 times faster than it is
grown in New York State. The sup
ply of virgin timber is sufficient for
25 years at our present rate of con
sumption." The pro rata use of wood
is becoming less by the force of ne
cessity, but it cannot be reduced
much further without indicting hard
ship upon thev people. Unless pro
vision is made immediately for new
forests, wood will, not only become a
luxury, but it will remain a luxury for
many generations. The News and
Observer. .. ... .,'' ;
Peach Diseases Checked
By Having Vigorous Trees
Raleigh, N. 'C, Sept. 15. Every
peach grower has. been compelled,
during the season which is just clos
ing, to throw away many bushels of
peaches because they were affected
with a disease called bactenosis
"This disease," says Dr, F. A. Wolf,
Plant Pathologist for the North Car
olina Experiment Station, "manifests
itself by the presence of dry, brown
spots on the fruit. The spots, when
numerous, cause the poaches to crack
open irregularly and they are there
fore not marketable. Bacteriosis may
cause a . 'shot hole' disease of the
leaves and premature shedding of
these leaves follows. . Small cankers
from which gum oozes may appear
on the twigs at the leaf scars. Bac
teriosis on the leaves and on the
twigs is quite similar in' appearance
to injury resulting from spraying with
arsenicals and is often confused with
it. In consequence whenever hacten
iosis is prdsent it gets the blame for
spray injury as well."
Dr. Wolf states, that experiments
on control of bacteriosis have been
conducted in Georgia and Arkansas
uvei a ycnuu ui auuui icu years.
These experiments have always been
started in orchards which in the pre
vious year had been seriously dam
aged. The tests have shown that
orchards which are kept in a high
state of vigor by proper pruning,
worming and cultivation can be made
resistant to the disease by the use of
nitrate of soda. Similar results are
to be expected in North Carolina.
In hill side orchards, especially during
Seasons of heavy rainfall, much of the
value of nitrate of soda is lost by
leaching. This can be prevented, in
part,, explains Dr. Wolf, by the plow
ing under of. green cover crops.
Campaign fdi Better Sires
Held in Buncombe County
Raleigh, N. C Sept. 22. To "im
prove the existing herds of dairy
cattle in Buncombe County a "Better
Sires Campaign" was held last week
by dairy extension workers of the
State College extension division cor
operating with the. farm demonstra
tion forces of that county. A total
of 68 meetings were addressed by the
fourteen or more workers assembled)
by the 'extension division. Meetings
were held during the afternoons and
evenings, , with the mornings being
devoted to - personal visits to farms
and dairy herds. A feature of the
campaign was an xhibit of 12 head
of pure bred sires on the court house
grounds in Asheville.
In promoting, this -campaign, John
A. Arey of the dairy extension office
stated that its purpose was to make
an effort to acquaint livestock men
and dairymen particularly with the
advantages of having a pure bred,
blooded bull of known breeding at
the head of the herd. "Having such
a bull,'" said Mr. Arey, "is the cheap
est and most effective way of build
ing up a herd of high producing cows
which will return the greatest profit
for the same feed and attention. It
is well known that a bull is half the
herd and if this bull is from a high
producing dam and is a good indi
vidual, he -will transmit the good
qualities of his mother to the calves
andSvill in this way build up a good
herd. We have found that the milk
production of a herd may be doubled
by better care, better feeding and
better breeding. In the past we have
stressed the feeding and care of a
herd and now we are making our
first intensive attempt to acquaint
our farmers with the value of good
'Thic ic fircf ramnniorn nf its
fund ever held in the State and we
believe the results which were se
cured last week will show in fu
ture years. We placed a few good
animals on Buncombe County farms
and directed thp attention of the peo
ple to the value of having a good
Macon-Jackson Club at
The State University
Chapel Hill, N. C, Sept. 22.-At the
first meeting of the Macon-Jackson
Club, which was organized by com
bining the' boys from each of these
two , counties as there were not
enough from each to organize, sepa
rate, clubs at this time, it occurred to
the club that our, relatives and friends
back at home would probably like to
know something of what we are do
ing, as students at the University.
We all reached the campus at the
beginning of last week ready for u
hard year's work. The club held its
first meeting of the year Friday night.
September 19th, at which nine new
members . were initiated. It has
grown until it now consists, of thirty-two
members, twenty of whom
are from Jackson, and twelve from
The following are from Jackson :
E. E, Crawford, T. D. Parker, G. C.
Nichols. C. H. Perry, W. T. Wells.
W. E. Moore, DanMoorc. W. R. En
loe, Carl Buchanan, M.. B. Madison,
W. II. Madison, Mr. arid Mrs. W. E.
Bird,-Mr. 'and Mrs. W. 0. Hampton.
Miss Cassia Wallace. H. H. Wike, J,
0. Terrell, C. E. Wike. W. M. Fowler,
Jr.. and B. C. Wilson.
Those here from Macon arc: R. S.
Jones, C. L. Fouts.'H. Clouts, T. D.
SlagkvP. R. Newman. F. H. Scroggs,
H. G. Trotter, Claud Tallent, and C.
.After having given thejiew.; mem
bers a warm initiation, a successful
program was carried out, wlucn con
sisted of singing, clog dancing, music,
speaking, and above all plenty of eats.
The following are officers of the
club for this year: President,' C. C
Poindexter; Vice-President, My B.
Madison; Secretary-Treasurer, . Carl
B. C. WILSON, Reporter.
Holly Springs News.
Sept.. 22. We are having some
rainy weather at this writing.
Mr. E. V. Amnions and family were
visiting J. R. Franklin Sunday.
Mr. Chas.' Elliott and family were
visiting Mr. Elliott's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Elliott, Sunday. .
Miss Lovicia Justice spent the week
end with home folks.
Miss Reba McCrackcn was visiting
relatives at Mars Hill last week.
A revival meeting was . started at
Holly Springs Sunday. Everybody is
cordially invited. "STAR."
FINISH A FLIGHT
U. S., Aviators Land at San
Diego, Cal., After Making
Successful Airplane Flight
Around the World.
San Diego, Cal,, Sept. 22. America's
Cound-the-world fliers returned today
to Rockwell field, San Diego j from
which they took off last . March to
st3rt on their globe-encircling trip.
As if to give good measure to an
achievement already heralded far and
wide,' the fliers got in ahead of the
announced schedule, disappointing
part of a large crowd which was as
sembling to meet and cheer them.
Thelannounced plan is for the fliers
to resume tomorrow their trip to
wards Seattle, the official starting
point of the. flight They expect to
leave for Santa Monica about noon.
At 10:34 :48 A. M., Lieut. Lowell H.
Smith, commander" of the squadron.
dropped the wheels of Hi's aircraft on'
the ground of historic Rockwell
field, and Lieut, Erik Nelson, wing
mate of Smith on the entire world
voyage, brought his ship to the field
at 10:34:51, followed by Lieut Leigh
Wade, at 10:35 o'clock.
Amid the crash of a band, the
cheers of spectaotrs and the roar of
the propellers as Lieutenant Smith
taxied to a standstill, came a cry from
the lips of Mrs. Jasper Smith, mother
of the world flight commander:
"I want my boy !"
From his seat in. the forward cock
pit, Smith, his grime' covered face
eagerly scanning the crowd, saw his
mother and. father wildly waving
tiny American flags to attract his at
jumping . from the plane Smith
rushed into his mother's arms.
"My boy,, my wonderful boy!" she
whispered, as. she kissed fhe flight
commander repeatedly. Smith's fath
er, reaching the only spot 011 the
army aviator's face that was not be
ing smothered with kisses by his
wife, reached his arm around both
and planted a resounding smack on
the boy s right ear. It was more
than Lieutenant Smith could stand
and not give vent to his feeMings.
The man "noted throughout the
American air service for. his steel
nerve, his .stoical demeanor in" the
face of greatest danger, wept.
Another mother wept too, for joy
at the home coming of a globe air
man. She was Mrs. Harding," mother
of Lieut. John Hardiiig, relief pilot
and mechanician with Lieutenant
"God bless you," she said as she
flung her arms around her boy's neck.
Despite the triple patrol of blue
jackets, marines and cavalrymen
Colonel Frank Lahm, air officer in
charge of the Ninth corps area, who
flew here from San Francisco to
greet the aviators, and Major Fitz
gerald, had a difficult time fighting
their, way to the Hag draped review
.Lieutenants Nelson, .Ogde'n, Hard
ing. Arnold, Wade and Smith, the
fliers and their 'mechanicians, with
their relatives and members of . the
reception committee, finally were
grouped for the official welcome.
Why Editors Are Wealthy.
A child is born in the neighbor
hood. . .The. attending, physician , gets
)): The editor gives the. loud
mouthed baby and the happy. parents
a send-off and gets $0. When it is
christened the minister gets $10, the
editor gets $00. It grows up and
marries. The editor publishes an
other long-winded article about the
beautiful and accomplished bride.
The minister gets $10 and a piece of
cake and the editor gets $000. In the
course of time it dies. The doctor
gets from $25 to $400. the undertaker
from $50 to $500, the editor publishes
a notice of the death and obituary
two columns long, lodge and society
resolutions, a lot of poetry and a free
bard. of thanks and gets $0000. No
wonder so many of the editors are
Hon. A. A. Whitener will speak at
the Court House on October 8th,
at noon, and all are invited and are
promised an interesting discussion.
WM, L, McCOY, Chairman.
Farm Club Boys Will
Compete For Prizes
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 15. In eVery
county in North Carolina where Harm
and home demonstration agents are
at work, fa I'm club boys will compete
during the next few weeks in judg
ing contests that will finally take
them to the State . Fair in Raleigh
during the week of October 13 to 17
where the final state contests will
This is information coming from
S. J. Kirby, Assistant State Agent in
Farm Demonstration Work for the
State College Extension Division.
Mr. Kirby states that the agents will
first hold county contests to select
judging teams and a demonstration
team. These teams will then go to
the district contest from which the
wirners will come to the State Fair
to participate in thecontests between
teams from the five districts into
which the State is divided for agri
cultural, extension work.
Only club members will be allowed
to participate and no one who has
attended an agricultural college for
or.e year may enter. The club mem
bers must be able to'judge six kinds
of livestock, including mules or
horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle,
sheep, swine and poultry.. In this
contest the State Fair offers $202 in
prizes. Another contest is that with
seed and plant identification. Around
$57 has been offered as prizes in this
and $150 has been offered in prizes
for the Ifest club demonstration
In the demonstration contests, each
of the five districts may have a team
of two' members each in the follow
ing projects: pig, poultry, calf, corn
and special crops.
"The dub boys who are successful
in their county and district contests
will come to Raleigh to prove to
grown-ups that they know something
about farming and will show how
well they can carry the job to com
pletion," says Mr. Kirby.
Mr. Kirby states that these club
boys will be guests of State College
while at Raleigh.
Honor Roll of the Iotla
High School, First Month
First Grade Carl Gibson, Alva Gib
son, Pauline Meadows.
Second Grade Pauline Shields
Evelyn Poindexter, Birdie Brendle
Herman Mason, Perry Mashburn.
Third. Grade Astor Fouts, Robert
Fonts. Lawrence Mallonee, .Lrllie
Meadows, Edna Raby, Louise Ray
Geneva Talleht, ; r
Fourth Grade Hansel Bennett
Helen Mason, Norman West.
Fifth Grade Sophia Ray, Lee Tip-
pett. Eddis Tallent.
Sixth. Grade Pearl Gibson, Stew
art Mason, Oran Cunningham, Hiram
Seventh Grade Lilly Jacobs, Beu
lah McCoy, Genette Mallonee. Eliza
beth Meadows, Bertha Stilwell, Ethel
Eighth Grade Edna Liner, Blanche
'Fonts, AtviI I-outs.
Ninth Grade Marcus Johnson, Ed-
;;ar Tippett. ..'',
Tenth Grade James Mallonee.
Sent. 22. Mrs. Nina- Jarrett and
three children" have returned to their
home in Atlanta, afier spending the
summer with Mrs. Jarrctt's parents..
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. McGuire. .
.'Mr. V. P. "Landrum has gone, to
I'ldii'l i for the' winter.
Messrs. Lyman and McArthur and
Miss- Beulah-Jollay." also Mfr Taylor
Bryson, are attending school at
Mr. Bill Joll.ay left a few days ago
to attend the Sta:e . College at
Miss Kate JIuggins. who is teach
ing at Salem, spent the week end
with home folks.
Misses,' Mary' McGuire. and flattie
Watkins were visiting Mrs. Sam Bry
son Saturday afternoon. 1
Mr. Bulon Bryson made twenty gal
lons of fine apple butter Saturday.
Mrs. L. T. Watkins has tirade a nice
lot of peach butter.
We are glad to state that Mrs. Dock
Watkins, who had a very serious op
eration a few weeks ago, is improv
Mrs. W. A. Collins, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
K, Bryson. has returned to her home
in Knoxville, Tcnn.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Arnold are
Mr. Lee Woods has gone to Sylva.
AFTER THE FACTS
The National Live Stock and
Meat Board Investigating
the Actual Food Values of
Different Cuts of Meat.
Our local housewife, when she steps
in at the meat market, perhaps gives
little thought to the actual food
value contained in the roasts, chops,
or other cuts of meat she purchases.
She knows that the familv likes this,
that, or the other meat and is gov
On the other hand a great deal of
study regarding the necessity of
meat in the diet has been carried on
and the results of this have been
given to the public from time to time.
Now comes the National Live Stock
aid Meat Board, which has its head
quarters in Chicago, with the an-l
nouncement that . further scientific
research has just been launched. The
Board's statement says that, while
most of us eat meat because we like
it, 'this research is to give further
proof' that we are, nevertheless, on
the rihgt track so far as nutrients
The National Board has established
two fellowships of $2,400 each, one at
Columbia University, New York City.
and the other at Rochester Univer
This Board, which represents all
branches of the live stock and meat
industry including producers, com
mission firms, packers and retailers,
set aside $6,000 for this work, which
will extend 6ver a period of a year.
The announcement says further that
this program of research work is be-,
ing conducted through the National
Research Council, Washington, D. C.
The work- will progress along two
lines given as follows.:- (1) The com
parison of meat with other foods for
blood regeneration, and (2) the com
parison of meat with other high pro
tein foods in reproduction and lacta
tion to be studied by adding the high
protein foods to the basal mixed diet
composed of ordinary foods.
Farmers Sell Inferior
Stock To Buy Purebreds
In connection with the "Better
Sires Better Stock" campaign con
ducted by the various States and the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, many farmers are disposing of
inferior livestock and are replacing ,
them with better-bred animals. The
reasons for. the change are believed to
be of interest to livestock owners
throughout the country.
A Texas dairyman who had been
using a grade beef bull at the head
of his dairy herd was readily induced
to obtain a purebred dairy bull, to
qualify in the better-sires campaign. ,
A West Virginia stockman replaced
a grade ram with a purebred because
the latter was a better individual and
he believed it would help him to dis
pose of surplus stock. ,
A Vermont dairyman disposed of
an inferior purebred bull because he
was . unable to obtain satisfactory
production records and was "rather
mediocre as an individual."
An Oklahoman, in .qualifying for
the better-sires campaign stated that
he disposed of a "red bull" of un
known breeding in order to ti! chase
a purcbre.!. , '.
Cockleburs Found Poisonous
To Live Stock and Poultry
Cocklebur plants arc poisonous to
swine, cattle, sheep, an chickens, ac
cording to tin; United '. ates Depart
ment of Agriculture. ..." his weed has
long been suspected, l-.it many per
sons thought that deaths reported
from this cause were produced by the
mechanical action of the burs rather
than by the toxic effect of the plant.
While the burs may . produce some
mechanical injury,. and while the seeds
arc very poisonous, stock poisoning,
the department says, is caused by
feeding on the very young plants be
fore the development of true leaves.
To avoid losses from this'cause the
most important thing 'is to prevent
the animals from eating the weed. If
there is a shortage of good forage,
they may eat enough of the young
cockleburs to cause serious results.
Feeding milk to pigs immediately af
ter they" have eaten the weed has
proved beneficial, probably because of
the fat content. Good results also may
be expected by feedng them, bacon
grease, lard,i or linseed oil.