Ray and Hower Stinson
WENTWORTH ORGANIZES FOR FARM BUREAU WORK On Friday, March 7, the Farm Bureau Bureau community at Wentworth held an oat smut demonstration at the home of Ray Stinson. Sixteen of the local farmers knocked off work even though it was an excellent day for plowing to attend the demonstration given by the County Agent, W. H. Hook. Three farmers are going^ to treat their oats for smut and leave a strip sown with untreated oats to show the benefit of the practice. At the close of the demonstration the Farm Bureau members assembled in Mrs. Stinson's kitchen and held a meeting to organize for Farm Bureau work for 1919. , Among the agricultural problems which needed attention in order to bring the greatest prosperity to the community were: 1. Insufficient seed corn. 2. Need for more poultry culling. 3. Better dairy cattle. 4. Better beef stock. 5. Sweetening of the soil. 6. Information on the using of commercial commercial fertilisers. 7. Control of chinch bugs. 8. Work -with the boys and girls that would interest them more in framing and persuade them to make farming their life calling. 9. Difference between threshermen and farmers on their prices an ac- comodations . Mr. Howard J. Stinson was unanimously unanimously elected chairman of the Farm Bureau community, composing the territory bounded on the north by the county line, on the east by the county line. However, it should be stated that people who live over the line either in Lawrence or in Jasper county are welcome to become members members of the Newton County Farm Bureau, if it serves their convenience better. Bounded on the west by the section line one mile west of Stinson- ville. The southern boundary is marked marked by Clear creek. Ray Stinson was elected secretary for the community and also the leader leader in charge of soil improvement work. EIT Woodbridge was chosen as the leader in charge of Farm Crops, Wm. Robb the leader on Dairy Cattle Improvement, T. S. Robb, Beef Cattle Cattle Improvement; Mrs. T. S. Robb the leader in Poultry Improvement. It was decided to choose the leader leader in charge of boys' and girls' 4ubs later on. It was decided to have a general general public meeting on March 29th at 2:30 p. mr in Wentworth to which all parties were invited. The subject selected for discussion was "What Fertilizer to Use for the Soils and Crops of Wentworth." Jt is possible that corn growing will also be discussed discussed at this same meeting.