The Lowndes Signal from Fort Deposit, Alabama (2024)

WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE HAYNEVILLE CITIZEN EXAMINER, eV-aSHED IMS FORT DEPOSIT, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1939 NUMBER 12 VOLUME XV Alabama Press Progress Made Lions Elect Officers For Farm Tour To Include Farms In Fort Deposit Strongly Favors All Amendments The citizens of Fort Deposit voted here Tuesday for the five amendments to the Constitution. The results were as follows: Amendment 1 For 74; Against 2. Amendment 2 For 72; Against 4. Amendment 3 For 73; Against 3. Amendment 4 For 75; Against 1.

Amendment 5 For 75; Against 1. Few Attend Free Clinic Here On Tuesday The Health Department held the immunization clinic in the Fort Deposit town office in Fort Deposit on Tuesday morning as had been advertised, however the attendance was very small. This clinic can be held only once a year and it is for the benefit of the citizens of Fort Deposit The Health Department would appreciate a large clinic, because that Four Lowndes 4-H'ers Attending Camp at Auburn Four 4-H Club members, two boy and two girls, are in Auburn at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute this week attending the annual state 4-H club leadership camp as representatives of Lowndes County. Those attending the camp are Nancy Stakes of the Fort Deposit club; Iris M. Whittle of the Hayne-ville club; Vernon Kummel of the Hayneville 4-H club; and David Lyon of the Hayneville Club.

They were selected to represent this county because of their leadership activities in 4-H club work the past year. While at Auburn they will" take part in discussions, see demonstrations and hear inspirational talks and will bring back to the club members of the county information which they obtain at the meeting. The theme of the leadership meeting which closes on July 15 is land tenure and what it means to the club members of Alabama. P. O.

Davis, director of the Alabama Extension Service, and other agricultural and health leaders will tell the club members the advantages of longer leases and disadvantage of short time leases which do not allow farm families to build up soil and. improve their homes. There are 192 boys and 217 girl enrolled in the 4-H clubs of the county. They are enrolled in such projects as swine, beef cattle, pasture, home Improvement clothing, poultry, and yard Improvement. Club members of this county who will attend the state girls and boys camp at Auburn, July 17-24 and July 24 to 29 are Mabel Black, Ire TM1 and Francis Middleton.

Offers Another Trip To Fair Second Special Train Tour Will Leave For1 New York On August 13th The executive committee of the Alabama Press Association has. decided to Operate another special train tour to the New York World's Fair leaving Montgomery and Bir mingham, Sunday, August 13th. This trip is planned to accommo date the many who were unable to leave in June and who are anxious to enjoy the spec fill outstanding program of entertainment and sightseeing arranged in the press tour. The price will be 91.75, and will Include the major attractions of the first trip, with the exception of the banquet and hotel (n Washington, and a few other specl features that have been replaced kith enjoyable events in New York $hd the World's Fair. The trip will seven days and return on Saturday night, August 19th.

Four nights of gay entertainment in New York's smartest night clubs and "Billy Rose Aquacade" at the Fair will be the highlights of the trip. Forestry Committee Coming To State The Joint Congressional Committee of Forestry, of which Senator John H. Bankhead is chairman, will hold hearings at Mobile some time next fall. This committee, created in June, 1938, by the (Congress upon the recommendation of the President, will study the forest land problem of the entire United States. These investigations of the committee will be of great interest and importance to the people of our state," said Senator Bankhead in discussing the subject at his office in Washington, "because Alabama Is outstanding in several respects relating to forestry and the continuous production of forest products." Regular Term The Fort Deposit Lions Club held its regular meeting Monday evening at which time an election of new officers was held.

Ralph Norman was elected president; J. M. Black, first vice president; W. R. Jordan, second vice president; Frank Golson, third vice president; W.

A. Eidson, secretary-treasurer; Carl Golson, tall twister; O. M. Edwards, lion tamer. O.

P. Edwards and Dr: W. E. Lee were named directors. Four Lowndes County Students At Auburn Among the 1,700 students attending the first term of Auburn's 27th Summer Session, there are four from Lowndes County.

The second summer term will open on Monday, July 17. They are Emma Lou Farrlor, W. O. Hairston, Joe Frank Lacy, James H. Staggers.

Cotton Price Is Highest Since '37 A combination of factors has rais ed domestic prices of spot cotton to the highest figures since August, 1937. Factors include the exceptionally small stocks of "free" American cotton, relatively high domestic and foreign mill consumption, improved domestic sales of cotton textiles, somewhat unfavorable weather conditions, and increased prospects for an export subsidy, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Domestic cotton consumption of 605,000 bales in May was 40 per cent larger than a year earlier and the second largest in 10 years. Trade reports indicate that in the first half of June the seasonally adjusted consumption rate was well maintained. This was somewhat contrary to earlier expectations and was apparently due to unusually favorable sales of unfinished cloth in late April and early May.

Use our want-d column. Is wart. Lowndes County More than 150 farmer, beef cattle breeders, businessmen, and agricultural workers of six southeastern states will arrive in Alabama on July 17 to begin an extensive three day tour of the Black Belt beef cattle section of Alabama, according to an announcement released today by Luther Fuller, general farm products agent of the TCI Company, Birmingham, and Dr. R. S.

Sugg, beef cattle specialist of the Alabama Extension Service. The tour, to allow groups from other states to see the progress in pasture work and beef cattle pro- duction in the Black Belt, will include Montgomery, Lowndes, Wilcox, Dallas, Marengo, Perry, Hale, Sumter, and Greene Counties. Groups are expected from North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida, according to the announcement. Tentative program of the tour, which is to be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sugg and Mr.

Fuller, is as follows: July 17 Arrive in Montgomery and be welcomed by Governor Frank Dixon, July 18 Tour through Lowndes, "Wilcox, and part of Dallas. Barbecue at Carlowville and stop at Selma at night. July 19 Tour of Dallas, Marengo, Perry, and Hale Counties. Barbecue at Uniontown, and stop for night at Demopolis. July 20 Tour of Sfumter and Greene Counties with barbecue at Thornhill.

On July 21 the group will go to Birmingham to visit the TCI mills. This is the second tour of the Black Belt by out-of-state agricul tural groups within the past few veeks. A delegation of Louisiana farmers and agricultural leaders visited the beef cattle section three -weeks ago. Area of Hong Kong "The 'area of Hong-Kong 1891 square miles. "Livestock At Large" Menace, Says Smith Livestock at large constitute ft menace to every user of Alabama's highways, whether he be a farmer driving produce to town for market, or a tourist spending dollars from put S- t0 11 tha the Xood another state, within our bgieEWv In Organizing Stock Yards fe We are asked every day what progress is being made in the of the stock yards, and we appreciate your interest and We wish to take this method in telling you Just what has been done.

The business men and cattlemen of Lowndes County are responding willingly and responding with their time end money. This company is being incorporated at $5,000.00. Buflding will get under way at once and we expect to hold the first sale the first week in August with plenty of buyers on hand and with plenty of cattle and hogs for all buys. You are invited to have some cattle and hogs ready for this sale, one or one hundred. You will be charged small yardage fee and no commission.

Cattle taken out because of unsatisfactory sale will be released without charge to owner. We believe this is going to be a big thing for Lowndes County and surrounding communities and we believe you will want a part in it Stock is selling for $5.00 per share and we believe it will pay good dividends and save a lot of money for our people who have cattle to sell. If our committee fails to see you and you' are interested In becoming a stockholder, please get in touch with someone or mall your check to the Lowndes County stock yards. Fort Deposit. The directors are M.

R. Norman, Carl Golson, Bebe Frederick, J. A. Small, O. P.

Edwards, Frank Golson, Cecil Hawkins and J. L. Crenshaw. Fried Chicken Week Fried chicken week in Talladega County made the state sit up and take notice and 'caused farm people to look into the poultry business So successful was Talladega that its neighboring town of Sylacauga also held one recently. Everybody is encouraged to eat fried chicken because it is good, because it helps business and because it moves surplus --chickens and helps the poultry raiser.

Courtesy M. R. NORMAN, Vice President W. H. GOLSON, Vice President J.

M. BLACK, Vice President JOHN S. GOLSON, President' O. P. EDWARDS, Cashier S.

V. NUTT, Ass't. Cashier Way To Control Chiggers Is Cited Before going irto brush or grassy areas or starting out on a picnic in a spot likely to harbor chiggers, it's well to dust the body with flowers of sulphur, an inexpensive powder sold by druggists. Men working in forests often wear leather leggins or high-top shoes over their trousers to protect their legs from chiggers, and put a little kerosene on their overalls or work clothes. Chiggers are known locally as "red Kerosene, in fact, will kill chig gers if applied lightly to the skin after exposure, for example, on the ankles, wrists, and under the knees.

This treatment should be followed immediately by a hot bath, in which the body is well scrubbed with a coarse wash rag or brush to dislodge the chiggers as much as possible. At the same time the skin should be lathered freely with a medicated soap, which should dry on the body for about 13 minutes before It is washed off. A chigger is the first or larva stage of a large red velvet mite which Is entirely harmless when mature, according to J. M. Robinson, entomologist, Alabama Polytechnic Institute.

The chiggers hatch soon after warm weather begins, from eggs laid in the ground the previous fall. They are prevalent from about May first to August. The idea that chiggers actually burrow into the skin is Incorrect, says Mr. Robinson. They merely attach themselves to the skin and suck the bloody The persistent ltch-1 ing mat iouows is aue to a poisonous material which the 'insect injects in the wound.

Ammonia water, strong salt water, soda water, and cooling ointments will alleviate the pain of chigger bites somewhat. Iodine and mercurochrome are valuable as antiseptic applications on infected bites. 1-1-H I HH-1 I 111111111111 HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENT'S NEWS 111 I It I 1 I'll 1 1 I 1 1 1 I I II IM Club Women A membership drive for home demonstration club members is being put on over the state of Alabama in order to reach more of our rural women through our extension program. I hope that each woman who is already enrolled in a club will cooperate heartily in adding new members to her club. This campaign will continue through June 30, 1940.

Our goal for Lowndes county is 200 women. Our present enrollment is 152. This means that we are going to be busy to raise our enrollment to 200 by this time next year. New Projects Ahead In September our new program will begin. Our emphasis will turn principally to clothing and handi crafts; also home improvement.

Our mattress making last year, proved such a success until we have another big project for this year to make use of cotton. Our attention being turned to home improvement with emphasis particularly on comfort, we are planning to make our rural women a place to rest in the day time. Our project then of course will be that of making studio couch es and day beds. These items can be made at home very inexpensively and can be used as well as if they were expensive because one can not tell the difference. Now is the time for you to figure on your extra bed in the home.

Ask yourself these questions. Do I have enough space for sleeping week-end company. Do I need another bed at home, if so where will I put it? Which could I use better a day bed or a studio coauch? They can both be made into a double bed. Be thinking this project over and in September when the cotton is harvested save yourself enough to make your bed. New Project The 4-H club program beginning in September 1939 will have as its main project home improvement.

The girls will be expected to help iti the extra bed making project too means that more people are making themselves safe from typhoid fever or diphtheria or small pox. This clinic is for everyone, white and black, old and young. Those of you who are reading this notive please help us advertise the clinic by telling everyone you see about it. There will be only three more clinic days. On Tuesday, July 18-25 and August 1st in the Town Hall from 9 A.M.

til 12. We are especially anxious to do Schick tests for diphtheria and we will be prepared to give them, also the typhoid shot, diphtheria shots and small pox vaccination. Please take advantage of your opportunities to keep sickness out of your home. Come to the clinic. Dr.

Baker Warns Of Summer Ills Warm weather almost always brings a marked increase in the prevalence of diarrhea, especially among infants, Dr. J. N. Baker, State Health Officer, warned today. Contrary to a widely held belief, diarrhea usually is not due to what one has eaten but is caused by a specific organism in the same way that typhoid fever is," he said.

"These organisms enter the system through contaminated food, either raw or cooked, and through impure water. Contamination usually results from flies and the handling of food by persons whose hands are not clean. It is important, therefore, their babies eat and the water thty drink is protected from contamination. All food should be cooked thoroughly and served as soon as possible after being cooked. Raw food should be thoroughly washed before being served.

Water from an open well should be boiled before young children are permitted to drink it If these precautions are taken, the danger of a child's contracting so-called 'summer diarrhea' is almost eliminated." Farm Population Largest on Record The farm population of the United States on January 1, 1939, was close to the largest on record, the Bureau of Agricultural Economics estimated. The total was 32,059,000 persons. This compares with 31,819,000 on January 1, 1938, and with the all-time high of 32,077,000 on January 1, 1910. From 1910 to 1927 there was a decline of almost 2,000,000 persons in the farm population. Since 1927 there has been an increase of about 2,000,000.

Estimates by the Bureau show that the increase in farm population during 1938 was 240,000 persons. This is the largest increase reported since 1932. The total increase since the beginning of 1933 has been less than 400,000 persons. AAA Program Presented Farmers of Alabama will be interested to know that recommendations for changes in the AAA program which they have made in numerous recent meetings in the state are this week being presented in Washington by T. H.

Martin, Gordo, chairman of the state agricultural conservation committee. Most farmers wanted only minor changes; were pretty well satisfied with present program if it could be kept for several years. 4-H'ers At Auburn Alabama's Agricultural College, the Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn, is host this summer to around 2,000 boys and girls, from the farms of the state, who will go there for their annual summer meetings and camps. More than 1,000 members of the Future Farmers of America clubs will be meeting from August 21 to July 23, while nearly a thousand 4-H club members will be in three camps to be held July 10 to July 29. All are from rural sections of Alabama.

Smoked Firecracker Whitey Long of Elk City, lighted a firecracker with a cigaret, then absent mindedly tossed the cigaret -away and stuck the firecracker in his mouth. He's minus a tooth and has severe lip lacerations, Fort Deposit Bank AN ACCOUNT AT FORT DEPOSIT BANK example, has more" active saw mills than any other state in the United States except North Carolina. In lumber production it ranks fifth among the states of the country and tirst in the production of southern yellow pine, the cut in 1937 having been reported as about 1,100 million board feet. Besides yellow pine, about 200 million feet of cedar, cypress, oak, red gum, tupelo, yellow poplar and several other hardwoods were produced. The number of wage earners employed in saw mills exceeded 17 thousand and the wages paid $9,339,000.

The total value of all saw mill products in Alabama in 1937 was nearly 32 million dollars. Some of the finest forest land any place in the Southern Pine Belt oc curs in Alabama. Of the total area of 33,000,000 acres in the state, nearly 19 million acres is commercial forest land. About half of this occurs on individual farms. There is no doubt that the future welfare of the state is dependent upon keeping these forest lands productive, and further it is for these reasons that the work of the Joint Congressional Committee is going to be of im mense importance and value, not- only to the people at large, but also to the farmers and small woodland owners.

The definite date for the hearing will be announced long enough in advance to permit every one to appear who has views to present on ways and means of forest restoration of lands incapable of growing other crops than timber, of managing existing private and public timberlands so that they will continue to produce lumber and other forest products for all time to come, and of assisting the farmer in growing and marketing material from his own woodlot Hens Pay $2.23 Per Bushel For Corn John E. Ivey, poultryman of the Alabama Extension said reports of the Alabama poultry demonstration flocks in 63 counties of the state showed that during the month of May hens paid $2.25 per bushel for corn in addition to paying for supplement at Jhree dollars per hundred During the month hens showed a net return of $11.45 above feed costs and gave a gross income of $25.28. There were 209 farms with 33,734 hens included in the May summary of the demonstration flocks. Other facts brought out in the re port by Ivey were: Each hen laid an average of 17.31 eggs during the month; total feed costs for month (all flocks) average num ber of hens per farm was 161; aver' age return above xeea costs per in the opinion of T. Weller Smithy Montgomery, Chief of the Alabama! Highway Patrol.

Over a three year period, sta tistics kept by the Alabama Highway Patrol show that livestock caused 252 accidents with 8 persons. being killed and 120 others Chief Smith points out, "of theses. accidents, 157 occurred at night and 55 during daylight hours, showing the practice of turning stock out on the highways is a great contrl-butary cause to a lack of traffic safety during those hours at night when the roads are least in use. Broken down, 96 accidents were caused in 1938 with 4 persons being killed and 58 injured. Livestock figured in 81 night and 15 day For the year previous, 1937, 84 accidents were so caused with 3 persons being killed and 33 injured.

Of these accidents, 61 were at night and 23 during the day. In 1936 there were 72 accidents, 17 during the day and 55 at night with 1 person being killed and 29 in jured. Farmers are among the greatest users of our highways, especially in those dangerous hours between nightfall and sun-up when most accidents occur. It is then when most farmers are bringing their farm products to market. For these own protection it strikes me they should favor a Statewide Stock Law.

'The primary function of the Ala bama Highway Patrol is to promote safety on the highways. Reckless and drunken drivers can be prosecuted, their driving licenses revoked and their dangerous motoring tendencies thereby curbed. Livestock constitute a different type of menace to safe driving; a type which, under existing conditions, our patrol officers can not now cope. The statistics quoted do not show the loss in dollars and cents occasioned by the 252 accidents livestock have caused during the past three years. Nor, do they show the cost in mental strain upon drivers who round a curve and find cattle standing or lying on the roadway.

A statewide stock law is one of the greatest needs in our efforts to make Alabama highways safe avenues of transportation from farm to market," concludes Chief Smith, "is not human life more sacred than that of livestock?" this fall. We would like for every 4-H club girl to have experience in making day beds and studio couches. Project Records Those of you who have not already turned your project records I hope are still working on these projects and are keeping your records up to date. These records will be due when you enroll in 4-H club work this fall in September. is protection against adversity, ill luck or loss employment.

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