TK3 PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1951
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North Carolina may now have the
largest farm population of any state,
says C. H. Hamilton, head of the, Rur
al Sociology Department at State Col-
Hamilton . bases his statement on
data-gathered during the 1950 census.
The preliminary figures, already re
leased by the U. S. Bureau of the
Census, show the Tar Heel State with
a farm population of 1,376,164. Al
though this is down considerably from
the 1,656,501 reported in 1940, Hamil
ton explains that farm population has
declined rapidly in all regions during
: the past decade and apparently other
leading farm states have declined
even more than North Carolina. -
The 1940 census showed Texas lead
ing with a farm population of 2,149,
817. But Texas took.a whopping 40
per cent loss in farm population Mur
ing the past 10 years, and shows a
total of only 1,307,000 for 1950. (
'Although totals for all other states
are not in yet, Hamilton says none is
likely to exceed North Carolina, which
was second in 1940. Mississippi, Geor
gia, Alabama and Tennessee followed
in that order in 1940, and all have
undergone sizeable reductions in farm
Hamilton cites another interesting
fact about North Carolina's prelimi
nary census returns. It seems that
State boosters who talk about North
Carolina's balance of industry and
agriculture are not far from the facts.
The 1950 census shows that North
Carolina's population is divided al
most equally among the three main
residence areas "urban," "rural non
farm" and "rural farm." The 1950
urban population was 1,368,101 or 33.7
per cent of the total; the rural non
farm, 1,317,164 or 82.4 per cent; and
the rural farm, 1,376,664 or 33.9 per
cent. v.": . .J .
Copies Pasture Edition
Ready At State College
Copies of the Special Pasture Edi
tion of "Research and Farming",
quarterly publication of the . North
Carolina Experiment Station, are still
available and may be obtained upon
request, according to R. W. Cum-
mings, director of research for the
State College School of Agriculture,
- xne 44-page edition, published a
year ago, has proved to be one of the
most popular publications ever issued
at State College.- The heavy demand
for copies has necessitated several
The subject matte; is presented un
der four major headings Pasture
Needs, .Production,- Pests, and . Utili
sation. : A two-page center spread
summarizes the periods of the year
when legumes and grasses grow best
and tells how the various mixtures
may best be grown.
The 'edition, prepared by Associate
Editor Lane Palmer, is -profusely u-
lustrated with photographs, drawings,
ana easy-to-reaa charts, a run-color
picture taken on the. J. R. Nipper
farm in Wake County js used lor the
Persons desiring a copy of the
Special Pasture Edition should ,see
their local county agent or write the
Agricultural Editor, State College
State College Answers
Timely Farm Questions
Question: What is the proper way
to dispose of dead turkeys?
Answer: Extension Turkey Specia
list L. W. Herrick, Jr., of State Col
lege says you should burn or bury all
dead turkeys immediately. Herrick
explains that disposing of dead birls
helps keep down diseases and prevents
turkeys or other poultry from getting
"limber .neck.'' Use in incinerator to
burn the bird, making sure that the
carcass is completely destroyed.
deep disposal pit is another way to
get rid of dead poultry. If neither
of these is available, dig a small, deep
hole and bury carcases separately.
Question: Several of my neighbors
are having trouble with termites and
rot-damage in their house founda
tions. What can I do to prevent this
trouble in my home?
Answer: Vents to admit light and
air help to avoid this trouble. En
gineers suggest that the screened vent
area be at least 100 square inches for
each ten lineal feet of wall around
the crawl space. Besides being help
ful in preventing termite damage,
such vents also help to keep down rot
damage caused by moisture. If your
house is built over moist soil, it prob
ably needs protection. Ventilation
may help, or you may need to cover
the ground with asphalt roofing. Use
55-pound rolls and lap them two inch'
eg with no fastening -' ;
By UNCLE SAM
Synthetic rubber may become more
durable and as cheap as natural rub
ber. The time may come ,when a set
of automobile tires may last as long
as an automobile. Nylon has already
taken the place of natural silk. Sub
stitutes have been- found for cotton,
wool, iron, wood and many other once
essential things. But there are no
substitutes for dollars.
- More than half of the human race
go to sleep every night hungry. There
are ample resources for production of
an abundance of food. In some parts
of the world food production is being
curtailed. The one great essential for
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There has been found no substitutes
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Many millions are poorly clad and
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Production declines. Commerce
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fall and races vanish from the earth
because there can be found no substi
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An average of four trucks a day
were handed speeding summons by
men of the State Highpay Patrol
during the first six months of 1951,
Patrol Commander" James R. Smith
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The Patrol reported 696 arrests of i
speeding truckers with an additional'
59 warned but not actually arrested.
January was the Patrol's busiest
month when 152 trucks were picked
up for exceeding the State's legal
speed limit 45 miles per hour.
During the remainder of
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