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5 THE WAIL STREET " JOURNAL STRAWS : ? Heroic Treatment - The average farmer has long been accused of un-progresaivenesi un-progresaivenesi un-progresaivenesi because of his slowness to adopt improved '. methods. In part this reputation is undeserved since it '' was often due to lack of capital that he did not quickly - supply himself with valuable labor nd crop-saving crop-saving crop-saving de-, de-, de-, vices. Cotton farmers, however, cannot avail themselves of this excuse since record prices for their product have brought about second emancipation. It is hard to understand, understand, therefore, why they have not generally adopted . the wholly successful method evolved by Government , chemlsat for poisoning the boll weevil. . . , , ; , It is estimated tha weevil consumes a third to a quar-. quar-. quar-. xr ot the cotton crop annually, but despite the fact that ' tha department of Agriculture has widely advertised and .demonstrated the success and cheapness of calcium arsenate arsenate in eradicating this pest, fsw reports are heard of its adoption. On the contrary, there is abundant evidence that " growers with little or no scientific knowledge, continue to ' '..experiment with futile home remedies. The following telegram from Waelder, Texas, illustrates a case in point: "Some of the farmers of this community art burning -' -' sulphur in their cotton fields in order to dispense with the boll Weevil. Tbey report that in places the sulphur ap parently has Wiled the cotton." i No mention js tnadVof the eftecl'on the .weevil, but to give the sulphur some credit. It Is fair , to .assume he larvrd to death through the killing of his favorite food. T'. Yheroie.ttieftod f eermlnfttion recalls the tes-tfmonlalj tes-tfmonlalj tes-tfmonlalj Disgustedly as ayih A

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  1. The Wall Street Journal,
  2. 28 Jul 1920, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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