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;oU read of a tragic home
?hat is your reaction?
mug it off with a casual,
frtainly too bad, but it |
lappen around here."
igain. Maybe it could hap- i
,ur own home, to one in
n family. According to
hisnant. State College ex
ome management special
it U. S. Department of
re surveys have shown,
e accidents and injuries
3r the biggest percentage
among children under
if these tragic accidents
in homes are the result of
from chemical substances
md?many of them clean
ials which you usually
as harmless. Too. many
se materials are so famili- !
their possible harm to
ldren doesn't occur to the
er until after it's too late,
also might be expected. I
g for many fatalities are
i left within easy reach of
hild. Miss Whisnant says
r great hazards include
unon items as bleaches,
lid. cleaning fluid, insect
rat poisons, permanent
itions. shampos, nail pol
ler, antifreeze, detergents,
polishes, ammonia and
She adds that It's partic
ngerous to keep kerosene
[rink bottles where cfhil
ipt to get hold of them,
ldren go through this ex
stage, so it's up to you
out of their reach mate
:h can harm them.
1UH: Briefly, what does
N'orth Carolina "egg law"
ER: It simply requires
| sold on grade meet the
bnts for the grades rep
nOX: Why was there
such a law in North Caro- 1
Commercial egg production in ,
North Carolina is one of the more
attractive farm enterprises at the
present time, according to C. P.
Libeau, poultry and egg marketing
specialist, State College Extension
Small farms and part-time farms
are in a particularly good position
to take advantage of this favorable I
poultry outlook, Libeau says, since I
poultry is one of the most suitable 1
enterprises on such farms.
As the peak production of eggs
is left behind, egg prices in the
next few months are expected to
strengthen and move up, he rea
sons. Libeau bases his forecast '
partly on the following evidence. '
1. Normal seasonal pattern
points to an increase in price
Grade A large eggs are usually 15
to 20 cents higher in October than
in March in North Carolina. Other
forces should make this scion's
price rise greater than usual.
2. Hens started laying-.earlier
in the fall of 1954; this means that
they should moult or stop laying
earlier this summer.
3. For each of the past six j
months, fewer pullets have been !
started for laying flock replace-!
ments than a vear earlier.
4. More eggs may be used for
broiler production the rest of the
year than in 1954. thereby strength
5. Consumers will have a little
6. Many factors that helped
demoralize buyer prices last fall
will not be present this fall.
lina as the "egg law"?
ANSWER: Certain distributors
were making a habit of selling sec
ond grade "imported" eggs as first
grade eggs in competition with lo
cally-produced high quality eggs,
U. S. per capita consumption of
wheat and rye may decline slight
ly, but rice will be in higher de
By ROBERT SCHMIDT
It should be sale now to plant
most warm season vegetable crops
anywhere In the state east of the
mountains. It is true that I have
had tomato plants killed by frost
in Wake County as late as April
25th but that is unusual. Also, if
the plants have been well hardened
a light frost will not harm them.
Tomato, eggplant, and pepper
plants should be. hardened before
transplanting to the field by with
holding their water supply; that is.
by keeping them on the dry side
for a few days.
Try some of the new bean vari
eties this year. Wade and Contend
er are excellent varieties and they
are almost immune to mosaic which
sometimes reduces the production
of Tendergreen considerably. Im
proved Stringless Blue Lake is an
excellent pole bean, especially for
canning and freezing, and it is ab
It is time to talk about sweet
corn again. There are a few gar
deners who still plant early vari
eties of field corn for roasting ears
because the ears are large and
there are not many earworms.
However, once you have given real
sweet corn a fair trial you will not
be satisfied with field corn. There
is no comparison in edible quality
Recommended varieties for both
fresh use and for canning or freez
ing are Seneca Chief. Golden Cross
Bantam and Ioana. These are all
yellow varieties. Corn is mostly
wind pollinated and therefore it is
best to plant in blocks of two or
three rows rather than a single
row. Sweet corn is of best quality
if used as soon as harvested. If it
cannot be used immediately, it
should be kept on ice oT in the re
frigerator, otherwise it will lose a
large part of its sugar content in
a few hours and will taste like
The emphasis is still being put
tm -feehox - sizfe -watermeloins. The
New Hampshire Midget variety
which grows to the size of a canta
New mowing Technique
Betters Grass Stands
Much high quality grass and
clover seed is wasted because
of failure to obtain stands un
der conditions that appear fa
Drilling of grass and clover
seed at a depth of one-fourth j
inch and placement of fertilizer 1
in bands one inch below the i
seed, with the soil packed over I
the seed, may be an answer to
the problem of making better
use of our seed supply.
Tests are under way to de
velop better methods of plant
ing these crops, by the U.S.D.A.
at Beltsville, Maryland. The
first season's results, as re
ported in CROPS AND SOILS
by R. E. Wagner and W. C.
Hulburt, were decidedly favor
able to such precision place
ment of both seed and fertilizer.
Results of these tests, which
are being confirmed by the sec
ond year's work, tend to dis
courage use of broadcast secd
ings and methods of fertiliza
tion now commonly used by
farmers. It is indicated that re
sults probably would fluctuate
under varying fertility and
moisture conditions, but that
they would nearly always be
The advantage of fertilizer
placement in a band below the
grass seed became evident soon
after the plantings ,were made
in September of 1952. Although
seedlings in all plots were up
within a few days, those in
which the fertilizer had been
placed in bands one inch be
low the seed developed most
rapidly and weeds were less
Plants in drill rows eight
inches apart, with fertilizer an
inch below the seed, grew rap
idly and made growth enough
to survive the winter, but plants
between fertilizer rows devel
oped slowly, many were win
^r-killcd, and rone of them con
loupe has become quite popular In
the home garden. Hills may be
spaced as close as five feet apart.
A fault ?f Hi's variety is that it
becomes over-ripe very quickly.
The best of them all, in my opin
ion, is the Japanese Seedless !nel-,
I on. It will average from eight to
-12 pounds in weight, and is of ex
Mi ?v Mr JT-. mm mm w* ? -
U S D A. Photoa
Stand obtained when fertilizer is
placed t inch below seed.
Poor stand where seed and
fertilizer were broadcast at
tributed to establishing the crop.
Fertilizer at the higher rate
j used in the tests (750 pounds
per acre of 3-12-6) placed in
contact with the grass and clo
ver seed at planting time, seri
ously suppressed stands ol the
clover. Early development of
seedling plants where the fer
tilizer was placed one inch be
low and one inch to the side of
the seed did not equal those
where the plants had access
to a band of fertilizer one inch
below the seed.
Data collected on weed con
tent of the harvested forage
showed that where both seed
and fertilizer were drilled, prac
tically no weeds were in evi
dence regardless of the rates
used. On the other hand, where
seed or fertilizer were broad
cast, v eeds were a real prob
lem and especially so at low
rates of seeding and fertiliza
cellent quality. There are seldom
more than a dozen mature seeds in
a melon, The rest of the seeds are
undeveloped and may be eaten
wih the melon. Seeds for planting
are quite expensive?four to five
"cents. Jk'C seed this year?but the
results are worth it. The only re
tail source of seed that I have list
Cleaning Venetian Blinds '
Need Not Be Hard Work
Is there a task that homemakers
dread any more than washing J
Venetian blinds? Probably not, but (
according to Mamie Whlsnant,
State College extension home man- (
agement specialist, washing blinds
needn't be considered such a chore
And here's how she recommends
going about the job.
First of all, dust your blinds
weekly with special brushes or with
vacuum cleaner equipment. Dust
ing them regularly won't eliminate
that job of wash'ng that has to be
done, but it wili make the wash
ing easier when the time comes for
Wash each slat with a cloth or
sponge using warn suds or one of
the new "no-rinse" cleaners. Vene
tian blinds ma^ be placed in a bath- i
tub of suds where the slats and |
tapes may be scrubbed with a
brush. A detergent cuts the dirt "
quickly and makes scrubbing much
easier. Some will require little or
no finslng (read and follow the di
rections given on the container.)
Or if you prefer, you can hang
your Venetian blinds over the
clothes line and go after them with
the hose. You may find this.meth
od easier?at least it'll be less back
Re-hang yoUr Venetian blinds
while they're still wet and stretch
them firmly. If the blinds don't
have bottom hooks to stretch and
hold them dqwn to prevent tape .
shrinkage, weight them down by J
placing books '6n the bottom slat.
When the tapes become badly worn <
and soiled, the- best thing to do is <
to replace tben\. j
'A Few Nickels"
Braskit Morrison, Monroe, Route
6. isn't saying exactly how many
but he admits that "hogs will make
a few nickels for a man."
Morrison, a tenant farmer, has
sold U hogs this month and will
sell nine more soon, according to
P. E. Bazemore. Extension Service
county agent in Union. Morrison's
hogs range from 180 to 230 pounds.
He has Increased his net profits
often by lowering costs. For ex
ample, he's found that electric
fences for his pastured hogs are
he cheapest (or him in the long
run. Since installing them, none
of his hogs have roamed from the
Morrison figures that a tenant
Farmer probably needs more pas
ture area than he is willing to
fence in, but 1* he uses electric
fences, he can easily fence a large
area and move the fences from one
pasture to another.
"If a man can't afford regular
fence wire, he can always get the
next best thing," Morrison declares.
Since 1945, farmers have receiv
ed from 44 to 52 cents of the dol
lar consumers spend for food in
retail stores, as marketing charges*
have risen steadily.
Agricultural marketing special
ists of the USDA report that on
February 10, total meat production
was estimated at 26 billion pounds,
up 400 million for 1954.
Angus Sale Set
For May 18th
A consignment of 50 registered
Aberdeen-Angus cattle will be sold
at auction In the 3rd Annual West
ern N. C. Aberdeen-Angus Sale at
Enka, on Wednesday, May 18, start
ing at l:(g) p.m.
A pre-sale buffet style banquet
will be held the evening of May 17
at the EftKa Lake Club at 6:30 for
the get-together and buffet at 7:30
p.m. Sale headquarters will be the
mountain terrace motel on tiwys.
19 and 23.
Seven bulls and 43 females will
sell. This consignment was select
ed from leading North Carolina
Angus herds by the Sale inspection
Committee which includes Sam
Buchanan, Beef Cattle Extension
Specialist, State College, Ed Hol
lowell. Southern Cottonseed Pro
ducts Assn., and Van W. Holsapple,
N. C. Angus Association fleldman.
Of the 43 heifers, 24 will sell bred
to some of the new top herd sires
in the state and 19 will sell open.
Farm operators in the U. S.
realized 4 net Income of $11,984
million during 1954, according to
preliminary estimates. This was 10
per cent less than they received in
Stocks of corn on hand January
1 amounted to 2,799 million bush
els, four per cent higher than a
year ago, and a new record for
Dairy products in this country
are expected to be the largest on
record this year, according to pres
ent indications. Poultry commodi
ties will also be large again.*
ed is the Joseph Harris Seed Co.,
Rochester 11, N. Y.
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^ By Joe Cline
and Dick Bradley ^
Hange Management Tips }
jiving chicks a good start J
luring the first few weeks is f
mportant. Pullet develop- f
ment and management during i
the growing period are also
important. Here are some *
helpful hints. ]
1. Move pullets to range when i
6 to 8 weeks old, weather per
2. Provide at least one acre of
good pasture for each 100 pul
3. Provide one 10 x 12* range
shelter per 100 pullets.
A r> J- rr o : 1 *
??. i luviue u iu o incnes 01
roost space for each pullet, de
pending on breed.
5. Provide 3 inches of feeder
space per pullet.
6. Provide two 3-5 gal. founts
per 100 pullets.
7. Range shelters, feed hop
pers, water founts should be
moved often enough to pre
vent concentration of drop
pings, which kill range grass
es and may cause disease
8. Clean and disinfect range
shelters before use each year
with Purina Insect Oil to con
trol lice, mites and disease
What About Dairy
Profits For 1955?
Come in soon and ask about Pur
ina's Dairy Profit Plan for 1955.
t features a new easy way to spot
ow-producers that perhaps are
osing money and should be culled
rom the herd. Don't forget to ask
or Purina's Dairy booklet. It's
ree, of course.
Why It Pays To
Creep Feed Calves
Here are 6 good reasons why it
pays to creep feed calves:
1. Calves gain faster when gress
and cow's milk are supplemented.
2. Many feeders report 60 to 80
lbs. of extra body weight by creep
3. Creep fed calves dress out high*
er, often bring a market premium.
4. Creep fed calves sell 1 to 2
months earlier. Rests the cow,
helps her condition.
5. Creep feeding helps uniformity
of calves. Poor milkers eat more,
keep weight up.
6. Creep fed calves usually put
on enough extra weight to pay for
feed and show more profit than
non-creep fed calves.
Your supply of grain determines
which creep feed ration is best
for you. Ask us to advise you.
Showing Or Selling?
For the showman or club boy or
girl who wants prize-winning fin
ish and bloom on show or sale
cattle, Purina Beef Chow is right.
It contains high level of Vitamin
A feeding oil. This helps appetite
over long feeding periods.
Save Time, Save Money
with Purina Pig Wormer
Merely feed Purina Pig Wormer
in place of usual ration. That's all
there is to worming pigs this new
way. No starvation period; no sct
hack. Costs only 4c to 6c per pig
over feed cost. Stop in today and
get complete details.
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TOWN OF W AYNESVILLE
IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION. TUES.. MAY 3rd
FOR CLEAN AND PROGRESSIVE TOWN GOVERNMENT
Member W'a.vnesvlllc Jaycerm, Poet Commander of American Legion Pool No.
47, Member of Cnb Scout Committee, Deacon First Baptist Church and Teach
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