The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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WARNING AS TO DAMAGED COTTON SKFD AND I"XI>1
SIRABLE VARIETIES IN OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
The attention of the Department of Agriculture has been called
lo the very unsatisfactory condition of a large part of the cotton see l
which has been reserved for planting in (Oklahoma and in parts of
Texas and Arkansas. Weather conditions during a large part of the
picking season were unfavorable and a large percentage of this seed
has been injured in vitality. Unless germination tests are made on
all seed to be used for planting purposes it is l>elieved that many very
unsatisfactory stands will result.
The attention of the Department lias also been called to the fact
that an active campaign has been undertaken to introduce into portion
of this territory a variety of cotton which is represented as producing
fifty per cent, of lint, or a five hundred pound bale of cotton from a
thousand |><>und load of seed cotton
The Department s representatives have examined this cotton in the
field, and have grown it in experimental plantings during the last two
seasons. The lint has been found (o be exceedingly short, the large pro-
portion of lint to seed apparently resulting from the fact that the seeds
are very small and light. It has not been found a heavy producer of
lint cotton per acre. The Department has always refrained from recom-
mending it because it was believed that its very short-staple would soon
be recognized by the mills, and that there would be consequent dis-
crimination against it.
During the past season several of the largest cotton buying firms
in Oklahoma and Arkansas issued orders to their agents not to pur-
chase this cotton at any price. They stated that its lint was so far in-
ferior to that ordinarily grown in their territory that they knew it
would not be acceptable to any of their regular customers. The De-
partment has, within the last few weeks, received several letters from
planters in Arkansas, asking advice converning this cotton, and stating
that the local buyers were warning them against it because the mills
were discriminating against the localities in which it is beine lartr-lv
In view of these facts the Department warns the farmers of Ar-
kansas, Oklahoma and Texas that the introduction of any new variety
of cotton producing fiber of less than seven-eighths of an' inch in aver-
age length will be likely to seriously damage the reputation of their local
markets, and may result in a few years in basing the price on this in-
ferior cotton. I hese same districts are now receiving a slight pre-
mium over the regular quotations for short staple. The Department
will particularly regret to see the result of the campaign which has been
waged in Oklahoma in behald of pure Triumph Cotton jeopardized by
the promiscuous introduction of a cotton of greatly inferior staple-
Such a policy must result in very serious losses to all the growers in tile
communities where the poorer types become common.
8mall Packages Lata Likely to Ru
Tru« to Type.
Good garden seed can be purchased
In email trade packages as well aa to
bulk, but the chances for obtaining
the moat desirable seed are in favor
of bulk seed.
Bulk seed are more likely to be true
to name, because a reliable aeed firm
uaually grown or has grown only one
variety of any special vegetable in the
Hame locality, thus avoiding chancer
of mixing. Again, an unacrupulou;
seedsman would be inore tempted to
mix aeed in packaged than In bulk, aa
h would take it for granted that the
email grower would not be bo familiar
with the variety ae the large grower,
who alwaya buys bulk seed.
There ie never in the average aeed
market a very large number of vari
etiee offered for sale in bulk and the
ones offered are ueually the ones moet
popular in that aection ae a result of
experience of growers. Thua, the sup
ply will come nearer being of etandurd
varietlea ae well ae saving the pur-
chaser confusion and often mistaken
in selecting varieties.
Proper Amount of Kafir Seed.
Assuming that every aeed will grow,
one pound of kufircorn eeed to the
acre in plenty in Kastern Oklahoma
three-fourths of a pound to the acre
Is enough for Central Oklahoma, and
west of that, one-half pound to the
acre will give stand enough to require
all of the moisture likely to be avail
able. Planted in rows three and one-
half feet apart, these amounts of
clean, plump kaflr seed will put one
grain each six, nine, and twelve inches
apart in the rows. If you don't believe
it, count the grains in a pound.
Trees Walt for Rain
In a well cultivated orchard the
moisture question Is hardly a problem
The trees do not live on the precipita-
tion of any one year but on the aver-
age of many.
ANNOUNCEMENT OE OKLAHOMA CO.
The Oklahoma County Field Meet
will !)•■ held in Kdmoml Saturday,
April 11th, under the auspices of Co.
Superintendent Anna Burks Love
The content Is held nt Edmond
through the courtesy of Central State
Normal. The preliminary of tin* bas-
ket ball games will be held in the
forenoon. The contest proper begin-
ning at 1 o'clock P. M. There are
about 400 entries of the rural schools
of Oklahoma County. The school
winning the most points will be pre
sented with a pennant by the County
Superintendent. The beat all-round
athlete will be presented with u gold
medal by the Oklahoma County
Teachers' Association. Individual
premiums for all events will be pre
sented by the business people of Ed-
ANNA BURKS LOVK.
Repeated complaints are received from English spinners of the
number of "mixy" bales of American cotton. This condition arises
largely through the introduction of short cotton into staple communi-
ties or of long staple into short cotton territory.
Any serious mixing in the field of varieties which have liber of
different lengths results in serious losses in waste whenever the cotton
is spun upon machinery adjusted for the larger varieties. Spinners
who are using Triumph will be quick to discover anv serious admixture
of shorter and inferior cotton, and growers of Triumph cotton will if
such varieties become popular in their territory.
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EXAMINATION FOR PUPILS OF EIGHT
Mrs. Anna Hurks Ix>ve, County Su-
perintendent of schools announces
that the eighth grade pupils examin-
ation will be held April 16th and 17th
in the following places: Choctaw,
JoneH, Luther, Arcadia, Harrah, Brit-
ton, Kdmond, Wheatland, Spencer,
District 53 and District 38. For col-
ored pupils it will be held in Luther.
PROPER ATTENTION TO EWES
lever* Lomii R«*ult From Attempt-
ing to Handle Early Lamba
Tbe flock owner «$o breeds hla
•we# to lamb during the tote winter
ind early spring mouths ahould pro-
ride favorable conditions at the right
lime Severe loaeea result from at-
tempting to handle early lambs with-
out having adeqnate accommodations
to provide comfort for the flock,
writes L. J. Merideth In Homestead
The first easeutial to succeas in han-
dling early lambs Is a comfortable and
well arranged iheep barn. It should
be wall lighted, dry and properly ven
tliated, and there mint be plenty of
pens and facilities for caring for each
«we aa soon as ahe shows evidence
We have found it desirable to keep
on hand an adequate supply of light
partitions and mangers for construct-
ing pens for the ewes aa fast as need-
ed. In this way the flock can have the
run of the whole sheep bam or It can
be quickly subdivided as the occaaion
may demand. It will be found very
convenient to have a light manger
that can be made fast to the corner of
each pen, so that roughage may be
fed regularly without being trampled
under foot and made unpalatable
Ewea should hav|* plenty of good,
nutritious food during the winter, not
only to maintain a good flesh condi-
tion, but to nourish the unborn lambs
Roughage alone la not enough. A
light ration of grain should be fed
regularly. A proper mixture of oats,
barley, corn and pea8 will give good
results. For roufthage, clover or alfal-
fa hay and ensilage will furnish about
the right proportions of bulk and suc-
17-Year-Old Boy Writes Best Essay.
Homer Larwood of Sallisaw is win-
ner of a $90.00 scholarship, good for
any District Agricultural 8cbool In
Oklahoma, by virtue of having written
the best easay on "Marketing Farm
Crops and Other Farm Products" in
a competition open to all boys and
girls more than 14 years old la the
A. and M College Boys' and Girls'
Agricultural Cluba. The prise waa
ofTered by. Prealdent J. H. Connell of
Oklahoma A and M College The ea-
aaya were required to be more than
5,000 words in length.
EASY WAY TO LIFT BARRELS
Simple Device Shown In Illustration
Herewith Will Be Found to Be
Where many barrels are to be lifted
the following simple device will prove
of great value: Including the Bix-
Inch hand grips, the handle Is about
wo feet long Just below the hand
grip a metal hook an Inch wide Is
fastened. This fits over the rim of
Fed At a Profit
Jack Patton, of the Windy West
Stock Farm, In Washita county, com-
menced feeding 100 two-year-old steers
on October 1, 1913. He fed 90 days,
using 200 tons of kaflr silage and $300
worth of cottonseed meal. The ensil-
age was grown on fifty acres. The
steers cost $3,500 and sold for $5,600.
This leaves $1,800 for the ensilage;
$36 per acre for kaflr—not bad for
1913. In 1912, he fed 72 head and got
$12.50 per ton for his silage Patton
prefers alfalfa hay to cottonseed meal;
It makes the best gains.
Be sure you are wrong, retain the
best legal talent available, then go
ahead.—Contact (Nev.) Miner.
of the Ownership. Management, Etc.
Capital Hill News,
Union City Alert,
Newalla News, and
Published weekly at Oklahoma City,
Okla., required by Act of Aug. 24,
Managing Editor and Publisher.
C. C. Zeigler Oklahoma City
Names and addresses of stockhold-
er holding 1 per cent or more of to
tal amount of stock:
It. A. Rogers, Oklahoma City.
C. C. Zeigler, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Edger Ziegler. Oklahoma City, Okla
Chas. C. Wolf, Oklahoma City, Okla,
C. C. ZEIGLER; Managing Editor.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 30th day of March, 1914.
J. S. EATON, Notary Public.
My commf8sion expires July 15th,
We are authorized to announce
as a candidate for the office of Asses-
sor of Oklahoma County, subject to
the Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce
as a candidate for the office of Sher-
iff of Oklahoma County, subject to the
I hereby announce myself a candi-
date for the office of County Clerk of
Oklahoma County, subject to the
Democratic primary of August 4th,
1914. This is the consolidated office
of County Clerk and Register of
Deeds. M. CORNELIUS.
are authorized to announce
JAMES W. PICKENS
as a candidate for the office of As-
sessor of Oklahoma County, subject
to the Democratic primary, August
the barrel. At the lower end of the
handle Is a wooden cross piece hoi
lowed on the inner side so as to fit
the curvature of the barrel. If very
heavy barrels are to be lifted the han-
dle should be from six to twelve Inch
es longer, so as to get extra leverage
COLD FRAMES MORE POPULAR
Great Many Gardeners Have Realized
It Is Profitable to Grow 8ome
Vegetables Under Sash.
Frames are used much more largely
In all parts of the country than a few
years ago. notwithstanding the fact
that greenhouse construction has been
more active. A great many gardeners
have realized that it pays to grow
some vegetables under 3x6-foot sash
This makes it a good business propo-
sition and when frames are used on a
large scale too much care cannot be
exercised in the preparation of the
soil. It should be fine, fairly level and
contain liberal amounts o* sand and
humus. If to be used in the summer,
the cross-bars should be easily re-
moved so that wheel-hoes or horse cul-
tivators can be used without difficulty,
running from end to end of the long
frames The sash should fit snugly on
the side boards so that as little cold
as possible will be admitted under the
sash. Lettuce and radishes are espe-
cially desirable for frame culture.
Scabbiea in Cattle.
The requirements relating to dips
for scabbiea in cattle have been that
the tobacco dip should contain not
less than five hundredths of one per
cent, of nicotine and 2 per cent, flow-
ers of sulphur. Recently this order
has been amended, permitting the use
of the tobacco dip prepared from to-
bacco and suitable tobacco products,
provided It contains no less than sev-
en hundredths of one per cent, of
nicotine. The tobacco dip of the new
strength need not contain the sul-
Care of Small Fruits.
Fruit of small size on berry bushes
Is not always chargeable to poor vari-
eties, but is usually due to poor cul-
ture and no pruning. Currants are
largely borne on wood three or four
years old. Wood that is older than
this should be pruned out and enough
young canes allowed to take their
place. This may be done at any time
after the fruit is ripe. Keep the
plants well cultivated and fertilize
with barnyard manure.
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We sell Bailor Cultivators. See it before you buy
Got two BONE CUTTERS in stock
They are awful cheap
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