Wendell and Karl Douthitt Jul 17, 1930

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Wendell and Karl Douthitt
Jul 17, 1930 - a THE CORBIN PRAIRIE FARM Located one mile west...
a THE CORBIN PRAIRIE FARM Located one mile west of Diamond Diamond and a quarter north is the Corbin Prairie Farm where only a few years ago was prairie sod and thin wheat land, and which now is producing good crops with legumes to build up the soil. Where lime, has been used the soil has been sweetened and made fit for sweet clover. As the plan is to make of this farm a demonstration demonstration farm following approved practices practices so also only the best obtainable obtainable seed is used. Funk's hybridized hybridized yellow dent has been planted, also Fulgum oats and Fulcasler bearded wheat. Most of this is certified certified seed. A novel plan of co-operation has been worked out. Tho neighbors and their boys are doing nearly all the work. One of the older boys has been appointed foreman of a gang of high school boys and all plans are first talked over with the boys which gives them a personal interest in the farm. Below will be found a list of jobs done by the boys. Floyd Anderson. About seven o'clock in the morning morning a stripped-down Ford appears on a little hill at the gate of the Corbin Prairie Farm. This machine parked beside the new corn crib and grain bins and its occupants also of a is join six or eight boys equipped with hammers, hoes and double shovel plows. The foreman distributes his gang according to the most pressing jobs. It may be in construction work or shocking oats, wheat, or rye ,or plowing the corn and soybeans soybeans or vegetables and fruit. This modern farm is owned by A. F. Corbin who at one time was a teacher of vocational agriculture in a North Carolina high school. In addition to a large variety of vegetables and small fruits raised near the house there will be seen eight white faced heifers, and a flock of R. I. Red pullets from Mountain Grove Experiment Station Station eggs, and some 50 Chinchilla rabbits. The new grain bins are on concrete concrete foundation and have the latest type of ventilators to prevent prevent heating of wheat. Mrs. Corbin is especially interested interested in a small dug-in sash house where early plants are grown. In the garden and on the lawn are seen many of the old-lime shrubs and annuals. Practically all the work is being j done by boys between the ages of ! 14 and 20 years. Our work is pleas- j ant and we are not at any one job j long enough for it to get monot- I onous. i About six o'clock after a re- ! freshing drink at the deep well we are through for the day and leave Jn our Fords and bicycles. Dayton Jennings. | Jobs done by the boys on Cor-j bin's Prairie Farm: Floyd Anderson, Diamond H. S. "19—Garden, grain bins, mowing hay, digging ditch, stacking oats, shocking wheat, oats and rye, hoeing hoeing soybeans, pruning grapes, .hoeing .hoeing corn, plowing corn, mixing con. crete, set sweet potatoes, set celery. Dees Johnson, Diamond '29— Digging ditch, setting plants, made flower garden, grain bins. Fred Anderson, Diamond '30— j Road work, corn, yard, garden, dis- ! tributing lime, hauling chats, cutting cutting oats, planting potatoes, hauling rock, mowed weeds. Fred Thurman, Diamond '31— Mixing concrete, garden, hoeing sweet corn, plowing tomatoes and soybeans, shocking oats. Wendell Douthitt, Diamond '30— Distributing lime, stacking hay. Dayton Jennings, Diamond '30— Shocking wheats, oats and'rye, hoeing hoeing corn and soy beans, trellised grapes, weeded strawberries. Kenneth Yeoman, Diamond '32— Plowing for corn, harrowing for soybeans, hoeing garden, hauling posts, building fence, mixing concrete, concrete, building corn crib and grain bins. Carl Fullorton, Diamond '32— Hoeing corn, work in garden, trip to Carthage with vegetables. Marvin Moore and Winston Bradley Bradley cut oats and wheat and cultivated cultivated corn and soybeans with tractors. tractors. Shepherd Bros, cut and sawed oak timbers for grain bins. Others in general work—Karl Douthitt, Wilbur Staib, Wilson Kelley, Kelley, Hubert Yeoman, George Goodwin, Goodwin, Virgil Goodwin, George Bliler. God, T it," farther this in was not I the the of the

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  1. The Neosho Times,
  2. 17 Jul 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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