Clipped From The Mexia Weekly Herald
Pea Planting froject t>f league Club Meets with UnusualSuccess .TEAGUE, April 13, (Spl)—, the agricultural sections investi- The efforts of the igricultur.il gated said they made more money Expansion Committee of the Tea- last year on black-eyed peas than gue Business Men's Luncheon on any other crop. Club in the pea-planning cam-, . Following these investigations paign have met wtih success, the committee made arrangements Over 2,000 acres had been signed up on Saturday April, 10, the final date set for the farmers to • register for acreage in this program. The farm committee composed of N. W.. Bendy, McNeil Drumwright, and Robert F. Riley, began work the early part : of February. It was their purpose to help the farmers of the Teague territory to add another money crop besides cotton. Letters, were written to business men and leaders of Athens, Nacogdoches, and other pciints for information relative to the growing and marketing of peas. The reports received were most encouraging. In fact, with Mr. Asher of Athens to .sell the peas produced in this section. Mr. Asher is under contract with the Thrift Canning Company of Dallas to furnish several hmv* dred thousand pounds of green peas for, canning. He has offered to buy the peas at fl'.OO per hundred pounds for green peas and offered a guaranteed minumum of |1.50 a bushel for dried peas. All. farmers who desired to participate in the pea campaign were asked to register their acre/v age with the-: local; bankers or mrechahls'before April 10 in order t» ' enable ' the committee to get their names listed with the buyers and secure the" seeds for them.