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Listen frequently to radio broad'
casta of probable weather conditions
and use this information in planning
application of insecticides or derolv
: anta. "'
That's advice to cotton farmers from
the National Cotton Council.
Advance knowledge of weather not
only may help the cotton farmer avoid
waste of materials bat also may in
crease efficiency of insecticides or de
foliant applications, the Council re
ported. In cotton insect control, weather
conditions may determine the farm
er's choice between dust or spray in
secticides. By becoming acquainted
with weather terminology and utilis
ing this weather data accordingly,
farmers can better Judge the best
time to apply insecticides.
In some cases insect infestation may
warrant the farmer's taking a chance
on poisoning despite the fact that
rainfall may be indicated, ssucn i
choice rests with the individual farm'
r. the Council stressed.
Some defoliants are activated by
dew or moisture on the leaf. In sev
eral of the more arid areas, probable
dew conditions are indicated in weath'
er broadcasts, thus providing a guide
for efficient defoliation.
In some cases, probable wind ve
locities and forecast, a factor of par
ticular importance since winds affect
efficiency of defoliants or insecticide
fifth Mitt
Conference Oct 15
Recent Rams Help
Strawberry Growers
The past month of earth-loosening
J Oil IS il0 glfU . piMtl nVvt A w JIVITVUI
I an opportunity to reset .plants, accord'
.. . '. j . . ing to H. R. Ndswonger, in charge
Farmers, housewives, doctors, and of horticulture ertension for N. C.
neaicn leaders aiixe are expecveu iu
participate in the Fifth Annual Rural
Health Conference at the Sir Walter
Hotel in Raleigh, October 15, accord
ing to Charles E. Spencer of Raleigh,
president of the North Carolina Health
Council, and Dr. George F. Bond of
Bat Cave, chairman of the committee
on Rural Health of the Medical So
ciety of the State of North Caro
lina. .
The Rural Health Conference is
particularly aimed at getting rural
people, who constitute approximately
66 per cent of the state's population,
to attend. Says Dr. Bond, "Above
all, what we want is the attendance
of the rural people and we want a
program which will be most useful
to them. The purpose of this con
ference is to find out what we need
in rural halth and how to get it."
Several thousand questionnaires have
been distributed by the 36 member
agencies of the North Carolina Health
Council requesting that rural resi
dents who plan to attend the con
ference list what they consider the
most serious unmet health need in a
particular community. 'From these
questionaires will come the subjects
to be discussed in several panel dis
cussions. Mr. Spencer says, "We believe this
is a fine opportunity for service to the
rural people we serve, and a time
when rural people, doctors, communi
ty workers, and other interested peo
ple can get together for some real
discussion of North Carolina's health
The theme of this year's conference
is "Better Health for North Caro
lina's Rural People."
The Annual Rural Health Confer
ence is sponsored jointly by the North
Carolina Health Council and the Com
mittee on Rural Health of the Medi
cal Society of the State of North Car
olina. '
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In North Carolina there were $
474 elementary schools taught in
1929-30. There were 2,69? schools of
this type in 1960-61. Thus there has
been a reduction of 2,787 such schools
during this, period, or more than 50
The reduction has been constant
This has been true for both white and
Negro schools, the former having de-
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creasea iram oynu in tvattv w
436 in 1950-61: whereas similar
schools for Negroes were- reduced to
1,261 in 1950-51 from 2.304 in 1929-80.
Based on size of school according
to number of teachers employed there
is a decreasing trend in number of
small schools and an increasing trend
in a number of large schools. This
is true for both races, the rate; how
ever, being greater in the case of
schools for white pupils. , f
In 1960-51 there were 63 one-teach
er elementary schools for white chil
dren and "3 for Negri . la IS
30, ther? re' 987 scC 'a of
kind for wuiea and 1,151, , r Negroea
Two and threeJteacher schools dur
ing the same, .period decreased frc,
1,919 to 663. (Large schools, those
having ten or more teachers, on the
other hand increased from S22 in 1934
35 to 894 in 1950-51. in other words
there was a net increase of 372 new
large elementary schools within 16
years. .
The number of elementary schools,
white and Negro, in county and city
units for the school year 1950-51 to
taled 2,697, of which number 463 were
city units and 2,234 county units.
More than half (52) of the 100
county units have no schools for white
pupils in the 1-3 teacher group. Six
teen county units have no Negro
schools in this group. Among the
48 units that have 190 schools for
white pupils of this size, the range
is from 21 in Ashe to one In several
units. - Among the 84 county units
that have 723 Negro schools of this
sis v the range is fwn S3 in Caswell
to. one in a nut, ' or tJT ir'1-
One very noticeable pase is the
fact that on the whol small schools
are mainlMn mountain counties in the
case of the white race, but mainly
in counties in the eastern section in
the case of Negroes.
There are only 25 schools for white
children among the city units that
have less than seven teachers. There
are 6. Negro schools of' this size
in city units. . The sixe of schools
among these units is governed largely
by density of population, and so such
units do not as a rule have many
small schools. .;Two hundred twenty
three of the 299 schools for whites had
10 or more teachers and 79 of the
164 schools for Negroes were of this
size. . j
quarts of 10-6-4 or four quarts of
8-8-8 per 100 feet in sandy or loam
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State College. I sous, vn neavier sous, reuuce me
Last spring, according to Niswon-1 amount of fertilizer. :
ger, over 300,000 strawberry plants! Pure straw, pine needles, or grain
were set by 441 members, however
drought and hot weather caused en
tire sections of plants in rows to
die. Still, there was a surplus of new
plants in sections of the rows not
killed. Plants from these areas now
can foe transplanted to the vacant
spaces, Niswonger points out.
He advises farmers to select well
rooted runner plants, with four or five
leaves, for resetting. Set the plants
at the width of a hoe and not over
eight inches apart in the row (ate in
the evening. The crown should be
level with the ground. Do not cover
straw should be piled near the straw
berry planting for use as a mulch
this winter. The straw should be
spread over the plants after the first
frost to prevent the crown of buds
from freezing and to keep the berries
clean at harvest time. '
A "Human" Bird
The hunter's bird dog came to a
point looking straight at a stranger.
The hunter looked all around, but
couldn't see a single bird. Finally,
the crown or center of the plant with ihe said to the stranger, "Thato odd.
dirt, Niswonger warns. My dog never did that before."
He recommends fertilization the lat-1 "Perhaps I can explain," said the
ter part of September with three 'stranger, "my name is Partridge."
"Transitional cottons'V-hat's the without a removable black cotton knit
fashion story for late summer and dickery. The ideal dress for July as
eaAndnransHional cottons" are the for December, because cotton
answer to the fashion-decree that says, in new weiSh texture is sea
"when its September it's time for fall isonless. . -At
and winter clothes no matter what the j Korday uses simtex burnt-colored
temperature reading." denim for a short-sleeved dress jac-
These new fashion stunners are ket To make the twy waistline In
More Nutrients Saved
By Using Grass Silage
Research and experience have shown
that grass silage is a more effective
way to preserve feed nutrients than
field-cured hay, especially in humid
regions, C. W. Overman, county agent
for the State College Extension Ser
vice, reports. Saving geed nutrients
is important at any time, but is of
greater importance this year when
defense production goals call for rec
ord farm output.
Any farmer can make grass silage,
even if he lacks silo space or silage
harvesting machinery, U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture (USDA) special
ists say. Grass can be ensiled in a
trench or stack, and it need not be
While trenches and stacks are not
as efficient in preserving silage as
conventional upright types, they are
satisfactory and offer more possi
bilities of saving labor in making
and feeding silage.
Studies iby the USDA'a Bureau of
Dairy Industry show that if careful
methods are used in making and feed
ing silage, the amount of good silage
for fall and winter feeding amounts
to 60 or 80 per cent of the crop when
stored in sealed stacks and from 75
to 85 per cent when stored in sealed
trenches. On the other hand, the
amount "of good silage is 80 to 90
per cent when stored in properly re
inforced conventional tower silos and
90 to 95 per cent in a gas-tight steel
silo. . ' . '.,
Mr. Overman suggests using siloing
aiethod8 which will keep spoilage loss
es as low as possible when the crop
is to be made into silage and carried
over for feeding the following year.
dresses, suits and coats made of dark
cotton suitings, tweeds and tweedy
denims, the National Cotton Council
reported. They look like winter, but
feel like summer.
With the appearance of regular
tweeds and wools, the new "transition-
als" have the feel and hand of cotton
that make them easy to wear. They
feel soft, never scratch or irritate the
Esther Reifer has selected Bates'
cotton tweed for a coat dress with
important black contrast and huge
side pockets. A double-duty outfit, into, a
it's equally smart when worn with or wear.
If you're looking for more fun and
thrills turn to the bright 8-page
comic iBook, a new section added to
the many interesting departments in
the Baltimore Sunday American. Be
sides the Comic Book, the .-section
Comic Weekly, The American Weekly
and Pictorial Review offer many ab
sorbing treats. (Look for the
. , ' - COMIC BOOK "
, Regularly With The
' Order Frost Tour Local Newsdealer
portanV bright red and ;black cotton
knit is an attention-getter. To make
the waistline small, the rib knit hugs
the body, can. be pulled in as tightly
as one's waistline allows.
Fashion's newest darling is mens-
wear cotton suiting in rail colors.
Dorothy Cox of McMuIIen selects
Thomas' suiting for her late-summer,
early-fall dress. She uses the bold
stripe on the diagonal, contrasts the
direction of the stripe in the bodice
and skirt. With a zipped-up front
closing, the dress is a quickie to get
smartly comfortable one to
Sunday School
(Continued from Page Seven)
bulwark of strength and the founda
tion on which their whole national
life rested. David was not a perfect
man and the biblical account is quick
to point this out He sinned but he
ocnfessed his sin to Cod and God for
gave his sin. He made mistakes, but
he profited from these mistakes and
became a bigger and better man. Dav
id has gone down in history as Israel's
greatest king and is described as a
"man after God's own heart!"
(These commentaries are based on
copyrighted outlines prodoced by the
Division of Christian Education, Nat-
Sense and Nonsense
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"Governor, you promised me a
"But there are no jobs.".
"But you said you'd give me
"Tell you what I'll do f Til aj
point a commission to investigate
why there are no jobs, and you
can serve on that"
Drive Carefully The life you save
may be your, own! ,
: Distributors Esso Products t,
ional Council of the Churches of
Christ, V. S. A., and used by per
mission.) ,
Over Million Yards
Cotton Duck Made
A new post-war record of 108,
000,000 linear yards of cotton duck
was produced in the first quarter of
1252, according to the National Pro',
duction Authority!
. The last record year of cotton duck
production was in 1943, when 150,000
000 linear yards were produced.
. Circumstances do not shin mm.
but reveal them. LamennaaL
Mutual Burial
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School time Is
' hee! And while
Children are ex-
cited about leara
ing, teach them
Teltpbon Maimers,
too! To answe po
litely, speak distinctly
and replace the
receiver carefully ate
fundamental to good
telephone usage. Children get
the 3 R' at school yo can
teach diem 'tiltpbotn Manners
at home!
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Here' a great new heavy-duty motor oil
for tractors, trucks, and all-around farm
engine lubrication.
New Purol H.D. flora freely in the cold
ett weather, yet doetnt thin out In mid
summer heat Ft contains additives that
fight dust and dirt, and help keep engines
clean . . . that resist oxidation and corro
sion . . , that suppress foaming.
It's a btnd-niw oil, made in a 6ranf
ritw plsuit, to keep you? hard-working
hard-earned farm machinery running like.
brand new
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More than 2.700,000 O-E refrigerating syitems
have been in. use 10 years or jonger.yr .
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thsrss ROthlna to it, with' a General
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I For you can buy food in quantity vhm
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buy frotaa (oodt by the case. You can freuj ,
foods from your own garden!
buy a reresjsif nzp rz::izt ,
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