Texhoma Argus. (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1913 Page: 4 of 6
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SIDNEY SUGGS SUGGESTIONS
HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER TELLS
HOW TO IMPROVE CONDITION
Says Hogs, Horses, Mules and Feed
Stuff Will Be the Salvation
of the State.
The farmers of Oklahoma are re-
alizing that drastic legislation will not
bring cheap money as quickly as
plenty of hogs, an abundance of feed
stuff, good horsee and mules;, and
furming aiong scientific lines," Sidney
Suggs, state highway commissioner,
e.aid recently, upon his return from
a trip through nine of the eastern
and southern counties of the state.
( ommissioner Suggs has traveled over
practically every county in the stat«
within the past few months. The crop
prospects for this year, he asserts,
are the most promising that he evet
My last trip took me through Pot
tawaiomie, Carter, Love, Marshall,
Hughes, Okmulgee, Seminole, Creek
and Pontotoc counties. The corn iu
these counties is aB pretty as I have
ever seen at this time of the year.
There seems to be an abundance ol
small grain, and I understand the oal
yielil is good. The herds of fat, sleefc
hogs which I saw grazing on alfalfa'
fields looked more like real money I
than anything I have seen recently
The farmers of the state appear to be
.devoting more of their attention tc
live stock and feed stuff, especially
bogs. I don't suppose there is a conn
iry iu the world better adapted to
raising fine hogs than the state ol
One of the noticeable features of
'he farms in the Indian country is the
improved methods which are being
adopted by the Indian farmers. The
Indian is tsudying farming just like
his white brother has been forced by
conditions to study it, and the result
is, the Indian farms are in better
condition than many of the farms cul-
tivated by white men."
The good roads movement. 1b being
taken up in many of the counties of
(he state). Commissioner Suggs de-
clares. A number of the counties
have adopted the plnn of the state
highway department, and now have
roads under construction under the
supervision of a commissioned en-
CONDITION MUCH BETTER*
East Side Booster See* Marked Im
provement In Work of Farmers.
If the missionary work for the bet
terment of agricultural conditions in
Oklahoma keeps up, the state will
soon be on a par with the older states
in reputation, according to Tom Wall
of Poteau, treasurer of the Eastern
Oklahoma Agricultural association,
which organization has attracted
nation-wide attention because of the
novel plan that was put into oper
at Ion this spring at Muskogee.
"We are adding new members to
the agricultural association all the
t:mo." Mr. Wall said, "and it is get-
ting to the point now where counties
do not like to be considered backward
and non-progressive by holding out.
Most of the counties have joined the
association and raised the money for
half of the salary for a farm demon-
strator. The county organizations
have been divided into township units
and an up-to-date farmer who believe
in don plowing, rotation of crops,
ferf lizaticn and other practical meth-
ods serve? as a model for the farmers
who haven't tired of their old w y
of farming at a loss or small profit.
I! looks as though there w ill be good
otops this year, and if so, the farmers
will be in better shape to cooperate
withthe agents," ho said.
Mr. Wall is a banker and wealthy
Innd-ovncr at Pntao„ ls ap
rated Choctaw Indian, and is consid-
ered one of the most progressive and
substantial citizens of eastern Okla-
JAMES O. 1j iNCH, Attorney
U. S. Land Law
TEXHOMA. - - OKLAHOMA
Harris & Breslin
Attourneys at Law
U. S. Land Office Practice
A few years ago there were in the
Cnited States 250,000 saloons. Now
there are 160,000.
Thirty-one breweries were put out
of business in the United States in
1912, and 14,000 saloons sent to the
scrap heap.—American Issue.
Deaths by Drink.
The whole country was touched by
the loss of human life in the flooded
districts of Ohio, a loss which proba
bly does not aggregate 1,000 men, wo
men and children, and yet, according
to Edward Bunnell Phelps, editor of
the Amerioan Underwriter, every
year in the United States 66,000 per
sons die directly from intoxicating
liquors, 2 Oper cent., or 13,200 of them
being women, while the direct money
loss to the country would make th«
Iohb In the Ohio flood look inslgnifV
Mangum.—The good roads move-
ment here is gaining ground, several
miles of road having been placed in
the best of condition by the efforts
of local citixens. A large amount of
cash has been subscribed by the
Mangum business men. and an equal-
ly large amount in work by men and
teams ban been subscribed by the
farmers for future UBe. Great inter-
est is being taken in this work and
good roads for several miles each
way from Mangum Is uow an assured
FoYlinntn Camp No. 12,432, M. W. A.
Sv H'ts every First and Third Monday
nights at Robertson Hall
ALBERT L. WINNEY, Council
J. H. M. Bennett. Clerk
Emergency Hospital for the Rock
Island, El Paso and South Western
Largest X-R;iy'CoilJin"N. M
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Tucumcari, N. M.
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balance of the building may be damaged.
RED CEDAR SHINGLES
makes the best roof of wood.
Is the best prepared roofing offered for sale
by any one any where. $
Our Stock is Complete. Prices the Lowest. |
B. H. KEMP I
Texhoma, Oklahoma, ?
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PIGS AND PEANUTS
Dry weather and hot winds will
have no terror for the Oklahoma
farmer who adopts the motto of "Pigs
The drouth this season has demon-
strated that peanuts will thrive bet-
ter during the dry, hot season than
even Kafir corn, and the peanuts have
a still further advantage in having
far greater food value than either
corn or Kafir corn. The result of a
series of experiments at agricultural
stations shows that an acre of pea-
nuts will produce twice as many
pounds of pork as an acre of corn
from the same land, even where the
corn produces at the rate of fifty
bushels to the acre.
The amount of protein in a pound
oL peanuts is even greater than in a
pound of beefsteak, and it is richer
for human food than beef.
A peanut crop is easy to grow and
to cultivate. When the dry weather
comes in Oklahoma, corn is usually
too high to be cultivated except with
The cheapest blackjack land will
grow peanuts abundantly. This was
demonstrated this season by Thomp-
son and Bowers at Fallis, where 30
acres were put in peanuts on land
that the tenant refused to cultivate,
as he considered it worthless. Their
( Peanuts will produce more money
, per acre than any two acres of the
J cotton on the same farm, even if the
cotton yields from one-half to three-
fourths of a bale to the acre.
The highest priced pork on the
| market is from the peanut fed hogs
of Virginia, and the ham from pea-
nut fed hogs brings 10 to 15 cents
a pound more than the ham from
corn fed hogs.
half to one ton to the acre, dnd is a,
value thF eqUal °f a'falfa in ^
e- Farme™ who raise peanuts
and hogs can have the hogs harvest
into th°P the>' d68irp to tuni the i
into the peanut fipiH n* *1
tbe peanuts. vlne1nd°I, '7,Can '
which makes a richer siiJ ",l° a 8"°
"llase. Thousands mor?,.™" C°r"
Oklahoma need tn 'armers in
"Pta and iw£Vh« K°tto of
Tigs and " peanu'ts,1'
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Buckley, Joe L. Texhoma Argus. (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1913, newspaper, September 11, 1913; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth351066/m1/4/: accessed September 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.