Fletcher's State Rights Farming. (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 1, 1935 Page: 3 of 16
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FLETCHER'S STATE SIGHTS FARMING
crease of 63 per cent; calves, 610 vs.
490 cars* an increase of 25 per cent;
hogs, 264 vs. 351 cars, a decrease of
25 per cent; and sheep, 734 vs. 959
cars, a decrease of 24 per cent. Ship-
ments during the first five months
of th£ year aggregated 24,874
against 24,073 cars during the cor-
responding period last year. When a
comparison is made in shipments
from the different sections of the
State, marked contrasts from a year
ago also are to be noted. For ex-
ample, net shipments (excess of ship-
ments over receiptsi) from the Coas-
tal P2ains district were 8,863 head
this year against 1,862 a year ago;
South Texas, 31,663 vs. 6,514;
Trans Pecos, 11,905 vs. 7,077; Low
Plains of Northwest Texas, 19,190
vs. 12,685; North Texas, 22,138 vs.
5,785. There was a decline in ship-
ments from the Edwards Plateau
from 9,177 to 6,499 head. Practical-
ly no change occurred in comparison
with a year ago in the High Plains
country of the Panhandle.
The unfavorable year-to-year com-
parison in the textile industry of
Texas continued through May, ac-
cording to the Bureau of Business
Research of The University of Texas.
Reports from nineteen Texas cotton
mills show a total consumption of
only 2,686 bales of cotton during
May, a decline of 19 per cent from
the previous month and 58 per cent
from May 1934. Production of cloth,
3,334,000 yards, was down 18.6 per
cent from April and 49 per cent from
last year; and sales, 3,777,000 yards
were 5 per cent below those of May
last year but 9.7 per cent above April
of the current year. Unfilled orders
on May 31 totalled 7,521,000 yards,
declines of 4.8 per cent and 18.2 per
cent respectively from the previous
month and the. similar month last
Four thousand four hundred
pounds of Irish potatoes were raised
on one-fourth acre of land by R. R.
Goode of Cornith in Denton county
this year. The quarter acre was used
as a garden in 1934 and was fertiliz-
ed with barnyard manure. This year
the barnyard fertilizer was applied
early and the land was listed before
the potatoes were planted. The land
was too dry to plow the potatoes, so
they were harrowed. After it began
raining, it was too wet to plow until
the plants were too large ‘to £2ow.‘
The only cultivation the potatoes re-
ceived after they were harrowed was
with a hoe. They were hoed twice.
Poultry and egg shipments from
Texas to interestate points by rail*
during May continued the unfavor-
able year-to-year comparison in pre-
vious month, according to the Uni-
versity of Texas Bureau of Business
Research. A total of 103 cars were
shipped to out-of-state points against
160 cars a year ago, a decline of 36
per cent. There were 60 cars of
poultry and 43 of eggs in May this
year compared with 87 cars of poul-
try and 73 of eggs during the similar
month last year. Receipts of eggs
from out-of-state points totalled 41
cars of which 36 cars came from
Kansas, 1 from Missouri, 3 from
Nebraska, and 1 from Illinois. Last
year in May 50 cars were brought in,
and these all came from Kansas.
J. A. Blondin, Beaumont, out-
standing Jersey cattle owner has re-
cently been elected to membership in
the American Jersey Cattle Club, the
oldest national association of dairy
cattle breeders. Announcement of
his election is made from the head-
quarters office of the organization,
New York, N. Y., by Lewis W. Mor-
ley, executive secretary. Member-
ship in the Club is available to all
breeders and owners of purebred
Jersey cattle and the list of members
is now the largest in the history of
the organization, founded in 1368.
An increase of 40% in the number
of transfers of ownership of purebred
Jerseys and a 33% increase in the
registrations of purebred Jerseys in
the first six months of 1935 over the
first six months of 1934 is announced
by Mr. Morley. The totals of 11,585
Jerseys transferred and 24,802 Jer-
seys registered in the first six months
of 1935, are the greatest for the first
six months of any year since 1931,
according to Mr. Morley. Jack Shel-
ton of Luling, Texas, is president of
the American Jersey Cattle Club and
Charles F. Michael of Bucyrus, Ohio,
is vice-president. Persons in many
fields of activity are prominent in the
membership. J. W. Ridgwey of Ft.
w<?rth, Tea**, lit e«« flf me
Thirty-five dollars profit per acre
was made on seven acres of black-
berries this year by Wilson Herndon
of Comanche county. Herndon pick-
ed 300 gallons per acre and lost fully
300 gallons on the patch this year
due to the extreme rainy weather
during the picking season. Herndon
says that his land would not make
more than one-fifth of a bale of cot-
ton per acre, which after counting
out all costs left no profit. He is
now enlarging his berry patch as
well as adding grapes and piums. He
feels that his 27 acre place will make
him an easy living through the sale
of berries, fruits, truck crops, and
through the live-at-home program he
is getting under way.
A great saving in the feed cost for
his hogs this spring is reported by
John Ewen, swine demonstrator in
the Estelline community in Hall
county. Ewen made the saving by
running his hogs on excellent alfalfa
pasture. He reports that his con-
centrate requirements have been cut
from one-fourth to ono-third. His
pigs are thrifty and making rapid
gains. In addition to the pasture
furnished the hogs, Ewen reports an
excellent hay crop cut from the alfal-
The carrying capacity of a pasture
on the land of Colin Walton, Castro
county farmer, will be more than
doubled this season because of water
held by terraces from one recent
rain, according to the estimate of the
county agricultural agent, E. N.
Thomas. Walton spent most of last
winter building a system of terraces
across a wide draw draining into a
flat lake in his pasture. The ter-
races were run level from end to end
and the ends built up to hold the wa-
ter from running around; and ter-
races were placed close enough to-
gether to back the water nearly to
the other terraces. Several acres of
sloping land were also listed solid.
During the recent rain, an inch and a
half of rain and hail fell in about
30 minutes. The terraces held the
water back out of the lake to such an
extent that all of the water which ran
into the lake soaked, up by the next
morning Without the terraces, the
lake would have filled and the grass
drowned out for several weeks. The
water would also have run across the
draw without the ground soaking it
up to any extent.
J. H. Waterhouse of Newton is
convinced that it pays him to care
for his 100 peach tree orchard, for
there is a heavier set of fruit and
the peaches are one-third larger
where he fertilized his trees than
where he did not, according to J. B.
Dorman, county agricultural agent.
Waterhouse sprayed his! orchard in
late winter with lime sulphur. At
the suggestion of the county agricul-
tural agent he also used two to three
pounds of 6-12-6 fertilizer around
most of his larger trees—those six
years old and older. It is these trees
;hat have the heavier set of fruit and
the larger size of fruit.
At a cost for materials of $6.30,
W. N. Griffin of Ebony in Mills coun-
ty tanned three cow hide* which he
made tflt* a g«t wifum
w*)«i m mm •# Hji, isa* kirn*
strings, two belts, and had a supply
of leather left, recording to W. P.
Weaver, county agricultural agent at
Goldthwaite. The leather is a lair
product, Weaver says, and Griffin
probably could not have afforded the
harness if he had not made it himself.
By washing dewberries before
packing them, M. O. Prestridge, Mid-
land county truck gardener, found a
better market for his berries, accord-
ing to Miss Mytle Miller, home dem-
onstration agent. Prestridge made a
berry tray using a screen wire bofe
tom. Water was then poured over
the berries in the tray. As a conven-
ience in packing, a trowel was used
to crate the berries. The crop has
found a ready market in Midland
and surrounding towns.
Food preservation is taking the
lead in club work in Brazoria county
now that canning season has begun,
according to Miss Edith Giles, home
demonstration agent. The following
work has been reported for one
month: 928 quarts leafy vegetables
150 quarts fruit; 16 quarts hominy;
228 pints jelly and preserves; 203 1-2
quarts meat; 440 pounds lard; 73
pounds cheese; and 5 quarts pickles.
Nine non-club members were helped,
and one club added one cocker and
Four inches of rain wet chiseled
ground 16 to 20 inches deep on ter-
raced land on the farm of J. L. Dug-
gan, Hemphill county, while unter-
raced land in the same field with sim-
ilar slope was wet only three to four
inches deep. Mr. Duggan is now ter-
racing the remaining part of his
farm, according to H. M. Cantrell,
county agricultural agent.
A’NT CA’LINE’S observations.
By Emma Allen Bailey.
Tobias ’low eh ain’ nevah hearr
his mamy speak uh hnstv word to hi«
oaddy Well, Ah could uh tole ’im
(ie\ sho am uh good reason whv she
den hastify; she stuttahs so po’ly it
takes huh uh ha’f hour tuh partic’Iate
de fus’ lettah!
, Sistah Doughnut ’low diet mawnin’
cat she gotta lay huh work aside an’
go tuh town an’ buy huhse’f sum
grod lookin’ clothes, kasen she don’
wanta miss dem seuvices when dey
funeralizes Bruddah Laystrate.
De Boss 'low <1 is mawnin’ “de
questun ain’ at all ’bout how is de
peeplesi gwine fuh tuh live, it’s all
bout how is dey gwine fuh tuh run
SELECT A HOME
FROM OUR LIST:
A FINE RANCH.
FINE FARM TRACT FOR SALE.
A fine 160-acre farm tract one and
one-half miles south of Highway 90
on Quihi North and South road for
sale at reasonable price and on easy
terms. One hundred acres of field,
chocolate loam soil, highly produc-
tive; 60 acres of native pasture; good
shallow well in Northwest corner.
Could be improved into an ideal
farm. For further particulars apply
HONDO LAND CO.,
• • •
GOOD HOME FOR SALE.
A 4-room house, hall, bathroom
screened porch, equipped with ga*
electric lights and city water. Cen-
trally located and convenient to school
or sale at a reasonable price and on
easy terms to suit purchaser. Foi
further information see either mem
ber of Hondo Land Company or ring
us at either phone 127 or 172.
* * *
Lots Nos. 1 and 2 in Block 3, Mil-
ler Addition, near school house in
Hondo and owned by D. G. Reitzer,
Dunlay route, are for sale for $300.
This is a beautiful residence site.
Terms if Wanted. Apply to owner
or either member of this Company.
• • •
One of the prettiest homesites in
the Los Angeles Heights Addition
to San Antonio, being lots 11, 12
and 13 of the Southeast corner of
block 144. On graveled street, one
block from paved street and near
* • *
A desirable lot in residence sec-
tion of Jourdanton, Atascosa County
Here is an ideal ranch for some
one, 1920 acres of fine grazing land,
twelve miles from national paved
highway and transcontinental rail-
road, sixty miles west of San An-
1 tonio. All fenced, one 400-foot well
1 of everlasting water, gasoline engine,
| concrete reservoir and water trough,
two fine ground tanks. Five hundred
acres of tillable land. Ideal for stock-
farming. Can be had for only $11.00
per acre on easy terms, but will
accept no trades. For further particu-
lars address this Company.
• • *
AN IDEAL GOAT RANCH.
A 2802-acre goat ranch, cross
fenced into four pastures all center-
ing at ranch house and all having
running water from two li/ing
springs. Will be sold, together with
all goats, other ranch stock, imple-
ments, etc, for $14.00 per acre. Sub-
stantial cash payment and assumption
of $10,500 Federal loan; easy terms
on balance. See this property before
* • *
Only $350.00 will buy lot 6 and
the east half of lot 7 of Block 37,
the same being 90-feet front of the
northeast corner of the block. Form-
erly known as the Earnest place, and
one of the prettiest building sites in
Hondo. Inquire of either member of
the Hondo Land Co.
* * *
A bargain in business property if
taken at once—two lots on highway
and two in heart of town. Monthly
income from each proposition. Phone
127 or apply at Anvil Herald Office.
* * *
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listed here tell us what you want.
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Davis, Fletcher. Fletcher's State Rights Farming. (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 1, 1935, newspaper, August 1, 1935; Hondo, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth555297/m1/3/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hondo Public Library.