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G. W. Thompson has been right
sick for a few days but is improving.
Fred Richardson is improving
from a recent attack of pneumonia.
Creed Phipps, of Akron, Ohio, is
visiting relatives here this week.
Mrs. Claude Crouse and little son
spent last week with relatives in
Robert Edwards, of New Bern, is
spending a few days with his family
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joines and
son, Robert, were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Irwin.
Ross Jones, of Glade Valley high
school spent last week-end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Iloupe an
nounce the arrival of a nine pound
son on March 13.
Sam Brown and sisters. Misses
Hattie and Alice, visited relatives in
Galax, Va., last Sunday.
Eugene Transou has returned from
visiting the counties of this seed loan
Mrs. R. A. Doughton came from
Raleigh to spend the week-end at
home, returning Tuesday.
Mr. E. L. Wagoner, of Charleston,
W. Va., is a visitor in town this
Dr. Wayne Richardson underwent
an operation for appendicitis at the
Elkin hospital last Thursday and is
Mrs. R. M. Osborne and daughters
Misses Virginia and Maggie, visited
Miss Thelma Osborne in Boone last
Miss Ercell Shepherd and Mr. H.
A. Hinch, of Winston-Salem, visited
the former’s sister, Mrs. Charlie Col
lins, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Thomas, o£
Hamlen, W. Va., came- home last
Friday. Mrs. Thomas and Miss
Susie will remain, but Mr. Thomas
resumed his work Monday.
J. E. Joines has returned from the
Naval hospital at Portsmouth, Va.,
where he has been receiving treat
ment since December. He is slowly
F. H. JACKSON
B,v Herbert Royal
While potatoes were first found
in the United States and then taken
to Ireland where they made such
high yields, due to suitable soil and
climate they were given the name
Ireland has a damp, cool climate
which is ideal for growing potatoes.
Many farmers claim that they get
better yields by planting on Good
Friday. Early planting rather than
Good Friday accounts for the good
yields. Potatoes should get their
growth while the season is cool and
Selection of the soil is one of the
most important steps in growing po
tatoes. The Irish or white potato
will grow in almost any type of soil.
Certain types will produce a heavier
crop yield than other types. Gravel
ly or sandy loam soils are especial
ly well suited for production of large
crops. Select a deep, loose, light .and
well drained soil for potatoes, with
a' good supply of organic matter.
In preparing the soil for early
planting of potatoes, the soil is
usually plowed in early fall or win
ter. If a winter cover crop is being
grown it should be plowed under in
late winter or early spring. Fall
plowing will allow decay of vegetable
matter, and also earlier planting.
This will get the potato crop devel
oped to maturity for earliest mar
kets when prices are highest. Plow
the soil as deep as possible in order
to hold more moisture.
The cutting of seed potatoes is
one of the important steps toward a
large yield. They should be cut so
as to insure one strong eye or more
to each piece. Each piece should
weigh at least two ounces. The seed
piece should be cut in blocks in
stead of wedge shape. Experiment
stations show that cutting imme
diately before planting is best meth
od when it is practical and possible.
The amount and kind of fertilizer
depends on the soil in which they
are to be planted. In most soils a
7-5-6 fertilizer is best suited for the
potato crops. When ten to twelve
ions of farm manure is used six
hundred pounds of 12-2-2 fertilizer
will give good results.
Potatoes should be planted as
soon as weather conditions will per
mit. Never plant while soil is wet
or sticky; or before it has been suf
ficiently pulverized, to be in good
condition to receive the seed.
Potatoes may be planted either
by hand or by machinery. The hand
.method is most common among
average farmers. The distance be
tween rows is usually three feet, the
seed pieces are dropped at intervals
from twelve to fifteen inches. Such
planting would require twelve to
fifteen bushels per acre. Plant cer
tified seed potatoes as they are free
Cover the potatoes three to four
inches deep on light sandy soil. On
heavier soils they should be covered
from two to three inches deep.
By W. B. COLLINS, County
There never lias, been a time when
it was more important that farmers
buy their supplies at the lowest price
possible. A number of farmers are
pooling their orders for seeds, ferti
lizer and lime, and buying at whole
sale prices with a considerable sav
ing. Our local merchants, as a
rule, will co-operate with the farm
ers of their communities, if the
farmers will make up large orders
and submit them to the local mer
chants for prices. The Alleghany
Farmers Mutual Exchange will se
cure seeds and fertilizers for farm
ers at wholesale price if orders are
received in time to get these seed
and fertilizer in.
In buying seed of any kind it is
more important that good seed are
bought than that they are bought
at a low price. Low priced seed as
a rule are the most expensixe kind
to grow. It is better to buy the best
grade of seeds obtainable, and if it
is necessary to cut the cost it should
be done by cutting down on the
amount of seed desired rather than
on the quality of seed.
Potatoes and oats should be
planted in March. These crops re
quire a large amount of moisture
and they should be planted early in
order to take advantage of the cool
moist growing * season of early
Lespedeza seed should be sown in
March. If you have not already
done so, it is not too late to jget
10 to 20 pounds of common lespe
deza seed and sow it on an acre of
old pasture, as a demonstration.
Common lespedeza is the cheapest
known way of building up old pas
The common garden mole has
eyes, but they are very small and
sunken almost beneath the skTh.
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md., on March 17th, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare $8 one way;
$14 round trip. For information
write: W. Bert Edwards, Darling
AX ORDER AUTHORIZING THE
ISSUANCE OF $20,000.00 OF
COURT HOUSE BONDS OF THE
COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY,
Be it ordered by the Board of
County Cimmissioners of the County
of Alleghany, North Carolina, as fol
Section 1. Bonds of the County
shall be issued for the purpose of
purchasing and erecting a Court
House and the necessary equipment
therefor. The maximum aggregate
principal of said bonds is $20,000.
Section 2. A tax sufficient to pay
the principal and interest of said
bonds when due shall be annually
levied and collected.
Section 3. A statement of the
County debt for other than school
purposes lias been filed with "» the
Clerk and is open to public inspec
Section 4. This order-shall tak
effect thirty (30) days after tlu
first publication thereof after final
passage, unless in the meantime a
petition for a submission to the vot
ers is filed under the County Finance
Act, and that in such event it shall
take effect when approved by the
voters of the County at an election
as provided in the County Finance
The foregoing order has been in
troduced and sworn statement has
been, filed under the County Finance
Act, showing the assessed valuation
of the County to be $4,886,437, a'nd
the net debt for ower than school
purposes, including the proposed
bonds, to be $199,000. A tax will
be levied for the payment of the
proposed bonds and interest, if the
same shall be issued. Any citizen or
taxpayer may protest against the is
suance of such bonds at a meeting
of the Board of County Commission
ers to be held at 10 o'clock A. M.,
Ap:i! 3, 1933, or an adjournment
V. W. REEVES,
Clerk Board of Commissioners.
This March 6, 1933.
In the Superior Court
The defendant above named will
fake notice that, an action entitled
as above has been commenced in
the Superior Court of Alleghany
County, North Carolina, which ac
tion is for divorce a vinculo on the
grounds of two years separation;
and the said defendant will further
take notice that she is required to
appear within thirty days after ser
vice of summons by publication, at
the office of the Clerk of the .Su
perior court of said county and state
>nd answer , or demur to the com
plaint of the plaintiff.
This the 6th day of March, 19.33.
A. L. REEVES,
3-30 Clerk Superior Court
TO OUR CUSTOMERS
We carry a complete line of dry goods,
notions, grass seed, plow repairs and feed
We specialize in giving the farmers the
highest market price for all produce.
Get our prices before buying.
THE PEOPLES’ STORE
J. A. Osborne, Prop. Sparta, N. C.
A large packing case is exhibited on a raised plat
form. A young woman climbs into the box. Head,
hands and feet protrude, and are held by specta
tors while the magician takes a crosscut saw and,
with the help of an assistant, saws through the
center of the box and apparently through the wo
There are many explanations for this illusion. One
method of performing this illusion requires the
presence of tvio girls in the box. One girl curls up
in the left half of the box with her head and hands
protruding, giving the effect you see illustrated
above. The other girl is doubled up in the right
half of the box, with only her feet showing. Nobody
is sawed in half.
It’s fun to be fooled —
...it’s more fun to KNOW
Cigarette advertising,“too, has its tricks.
Consider the illusion that “Flavor” can be
achieved by some kind of magical hocus*
pocus in manufacturing.
EXPLANATION: Just three factors control
the flavor of a cigarette. The addition of arti
ficial flavoring. The blending of various to
baccos. And the quality of the tobaccos them
selves. Quality is by far the most important.
Domestic cigarette tobaccos vary in , price
from 5^ a pound up to 40^ a pound. Imported
tobaccos vary from 50^ a pound to $1.15.
No wonder, then, that cigarettes differ in
taste—since distinctive, pleasing flavor de
pends so largely upon the blending of the cost
It is a fact, well known by leaf
tobacco experts, that Camels
are made from finer, WORE EXPENSIVE
tobaccos than any other popular brand.
Try Camels. Give your taste a chance to sense
the subtle difference that lies in costlier to
baccos ... a difference that means all the
world in smoking pleasure... in pure, un