OFFICIAL crn AND ooownr Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper'" By State University of Iowa, 1933 " Upper Jlotnesi AL(K)NA. TOWA. THURSDAY, JUNK 21. 1!>:U HISTORICAL KEPT, WEATHER Fair Thursday, and Friday also, with rising VOL. :)LI." NO. 25 HEMP PLANT FOR KOSSUTH CONSIDERED Two Youths Exonorated in Tragic Whittemore Death •*• A W W ••§*% 4% V V IWMfe. WW ,«•« f — . i •!- . ._ — ^^ FALL FROM TRUCK FATAL TO DONALD WEIRON SUNDAY Trio on Way to Dance When Weir Fell from Back of Machine BODY WAS FOUND EAST OF RUTHVEN .« Funeral Services Held Yes terday; Young Men ' Were Pallbearers Whittemore: Friends of Donald W«lr were greatly shocked Monday morning when they learned that he had been killed Sunday evening. He In company with Harlan Fish of Whittemore, and Lee Powell of Kansas, started for Ruthven Sunday evening to attend a dance. They had the truck of Fish's father and Don decided It was crowded in the cab and he got out and rode on the platform. The other two had talked to him at different times and did not miss him until they got to Ruthven. Found East of Rntbven The body was found east of Ruthven. Pish and Powell thought he got off to ride with another car and went on out to the dance. It was here that Sheriff Montgomery found them and they were held until after the- Inquest. The Inquest was held Tuesday morning and decided the death was accidental. Donald Weir, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Weir, was born at Whittemore Nov- ittended Present- employed on the Frost dray line. He leaves to mourn his death hi* parent*, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Weir; six sisters, Mrs. Cko. Dahlke of Manaon, Mr*. Jess Wllllford of Decatur, Illinois, Mrs Chan Dalley of Bellevue. Iowa, Mrs. William Littleton of Caroll, Nebraska, Mrs. Lawrence Brenden of Whiting, and Patricia at home and one brother, Tom of Whittemore. Two brothers, James and Willard preceded him in death. Fnneral Service* Wednesday Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Michael's church with Father J. J. Hyland saying the requiem mass at 10 o'clock and burial was made In the cemetery north of town. The pall bearers were all friends, Harold Roth, Ed cullen, Herman Kollasch, Ray Neu, Leroy Elbert and Hubert O'Brien. The death was certainly a shock to the family and the many friends of Don as he was called, will surely miss him as well as his folks, as he had a smile and a joke for everyone. Horse on Highway Causes Car Mishap When a horse ran In front of the machine he was driving, Hugh McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McDonald of Burt, and Miss Viola Schmidt, wiho was riding with him, were shaken up and bruised when the machine struck and killed the animal. The mishap occurred near the fair grounds. The machine was badly damaged, and the young lady was quite severely shaken up. The accident is another warning that persons owning stock and horses will do themselves and others a great injustice to let the animals roam around after nightfall. Party Conventions For County Slated Here for Next Week That the republican party would nominate candidates at Its county convention, June 30, for the offioss of county auditor, clerk of court, coroner and supervisor from the Algona district was indicated this week as plans were being laid for the county convention in -either the city hall or the I O. o. F. hall at 11 a. m. June 30. Ray McWhorter is county chairman. The democratic county convention will be held the same day, Saturday June 30, at 1 a. m., in the court JIOUBC. C. B. Murtagh, present state comptroller, is the county chairman. Both parties will elect their county commltteeman and committeewoman, delegates to the state convention, a member of the judicial committee and a delegate to the district Judicial con- venltion at the county conventions. These meetings are open to any member of the respective partks. FINAL SIGN-UF DATES SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED Corn-Hog Signers to be Notified of Date for the Meetings BURT TOWNSHIP GIRL IS HIGHEST IN GRADE EXAM: Ruth Arlene Reed Has Av erage of 97.1; 204 Passed Tests COMPLETE LIST OF GRABS GIVEN The Kossuth county sign-up date is not far distant. While no final signup dates can definitely be set before this Information Is prepared for the press, we feel that It will be announced In the near future. There are many things that contract signer* will want to do to insure early dispatching of their contract to Washington, D. O., for said O. A. Bonnrtetttr, are *OHMI Man, 78, Hurt in Fall While Shingling Burt: M. J. Ryerson was seriously injured last Saturday afternoon when be fell from the roof of his son, Frank's home, to the ground, while shingling the roof. Mr. Ryerson and Jim Sew- tck were doing the work when the accident occurred. He fell a distance of about ten feet, and has been unable to speak since the mishap. Much concern is felt for bun because of his age. He is 78 years old. When the supports on which the men were working gave way, Sewick managed to catch hold of th* eaves trough and hang on until men nearby were able to put up a ladder. quire the producer present to affix tote signature. The committeemen and allotment committee have been working diligently to eliminate errors in ownership of land under contract, but they can not assume the responsibility in these matters. The owner-producer, owning and operating all the land under his contract or contracts, will be the only person who Is sure that hia contract can be dispatched in the first mailing. Producers paying cash rent on all the land under contract are In the same jositlon as an owner-producer under ;he contract requirements laid down for signature. The tenant-produc-sr, renting for share rent requires the signature of andlord or landlords who are receiv- ng benefits from the renting of corn acreage to the AAA. It is essential hat the tenant has the exact name, initial, and address of his landlord available at the sign-up so it can be checked with association records. A change in ownership since execution of the first signature should be reported toj the corn-hog office immediately in writing, so that contracts can be prepared to conform to the new changes as the name and address of new owner and division of crop and hogs under the new arrangement. Assistant to Father Davern is Appointed Rev. Father C. A. Ahmann of Remsen, Iowa, arrived in Algona Sunday and will assist Rev. T. J. Davern of St. Cecelia's Catholic church in the parish work and school. Father Ahmann attended Columbia College anl the St. Paul Seminary at S't. Paul from which he was graduated. H-.-, with a class of thirty, was ordained June 3rd at Sioux City by the Moit Rev. Edmund Heelan and said his first mass June 4th at Reniien. He was a classmate of Father Grady, assistant priest at Bancroft and of E. J. Butkr of Algona. Father Davern observed his twenty- first anniversary as a priest last Sunday, June nth. He has had charge of the St. Cecelia parish for the last eleven years. Because of its increased size together with the duties and work sntailed in the parish and school, an assistant priest was necessary. Joyce Mittag O f Union, John Devine of St. Joe Tie For Second Ruth Arlene Reed of Burt township was the best rural school scholar in Kossuth county among the eighth grade graduates, a check of the flna examinations made at the office of Wm. Shirley, county school superintendent, showed the fore part of this week. She had an average of 97.1 per cent. Joyce Mittag of Union township and John Devine of St. Joseph's school for second, with 95.7 per were tied cent each. 74 Failed Exams Two hundred and four boys and girls successfully passed their eighth grade exams this spring. A total of 74 failed or received a low mark in one or more subjects which will require extra work and another exam. On the list of honor students, having final average of 80 or above the girl* led the boys, 46 to 27. Urt 'of Graduate* The th grade gra- lo* IW ftfl- loira toy townshrps: Buffalo Towiuhlp— Virginia Anderson, Henry Oremmer, Donald Oerdes, Darlene C. Hansen, Kenneth Hill, Carol Arlette Jain, Wilbur Meyer. Bart Twp. — Carroll Fraser, Arlenei Clifford, Ruth Arlene Reed. Creaco Twp, — Florence Christensen, Helen Erickson, John Miller, Harold Sabin and John Wagner. Fenton Twp.— Leona Hasse, Marjorie Pettlt. Garfleld Twp. — Frances Anliker, Raymond Anliker, Russell Anderegg, Glenn Banwart. Rose L. Shorey, Delbert Schmidt, Eleanor Zlnnel. Germaai Twp.— Frederick Bhade, Lorraine Franzen, Margaret Franzen, Vernon Gray, Vlona Post, Fred Rod- maker. Sauerkraut Due For Big Season Irrlnjrton: it won't be the fanH of Barney Frank) If the Irvington catnlmnnlty doesn't lake up sauerkraut eating an Its chief pastime next winter, because Hartley hap done Ws bit. Barney has a lot of ideas, and this one may end up In sauerkraut. He recently received a. shipment of 10.000 Texas cabbage plants, and he planted 9,000 of them on the land next to the gravel pit west of Irr- ington, which he had rented. The other 1,000 he disposed of locally. If Barney will furnish the sauerkraut along next fall, we'll famish the snare ribs. R. 8. V. P., Barney. Trio of Teams in Scramble for Top Rung in Kittenball Three teams were still bunched this week In the Algona kHtenball league, with the RCA aggregation holding first place- by a hair, defeating The Algona Upper Des Moines outfit, Tuesday night, 4 to 3, in a close contest. RCA-Victor 8 2 Phillips s 3 Skelly 7 3 Upper Des Moines 3 7 Shell 3 8 Hub Clothing 2 8 The schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows: Thursday, Snel vs. Hub (day), and U. D. M. vs. Skellj (night). Friday, RCA vs. Phillips 'day) iJ. D. M. vs. Shell (night). The question of the eligibility of the pitching of Red Smith for the RCA tsam was eettled Monday night, when team managers voted that his pitching was legal. Red has a peculiar delivery which gives the ball a healthy snap, and the sphere has a mean way of breaking just as it gets to the plate. With Smith leflnltely okayed as the RCA pitcher, the radio boys are going to be hard to stop. .800 .727 .700 .300 .272 .200 EIGHT VAUDEVILLE ACTS BILLED FOR JULY 4TH PARTY County Fairgrounds to Scene of All-Day (Celebration be NEWEST FIREWORKS DISPl^AY IS COMING Bridge Crew Turn Firefighters; Save Bourne Farm Barn Good Hope: Good Hope community narrowly escaped another disastrous xmflagratlon last Friday when flre tarted in a corncrib on the W. J. Bourne farm. The flre was discovered y Mrs. Bourne who was busy in the ou*e and alone on the farm A north 'Ind carried the odor of burning cloth nto the house and she immediately jught to locate th<? source of It there. rot finding It she stepped to the door nd saw the smoke arising from am- ng the buildings. She hastily summloned a crew of _______ Greenwood Twp.— Frances Braddock, ' bridge workers from the road and al- Baseball, Auto Races, Horse Races, Midway and Dances Included With the billing of eight vaudeville acts for the Fourth of July program at the fairgrounds, the fair board was entering the last lap of planning a program for this year which will be far superior to similar program presented here for some time. Among the new features for 1934 will be auto races on the afternoon card, to be presented due to a great popular demand for this form of entertainment. Th« card will be completed this week and further announcement made next week. Vaudeville Artiste from Chicago The vaudeville program, which will be brought here direct from Chicago Includes a big variety of fun, taienl and breath-taking suspense. Berl Clinton, a comedian who performs on the parallel bars, will offer a group 01 novelty tricks. Billy Reid and company, a smoothly functioning team of father and son, will offer hand-balancing, head and hand balancing and Theo. Hutchison Young Algona Lawyer, on State Bar Program The forti th annual mooting- of thr Iowa Bar Assrnntion will be held at Wnterloo June 21 and 22, nncl Algonn ha.s bcrn honored by the placing of Theo. C. Hutchison on the program. The Algona lawyer's paper will be on "The Parol? Evidence Rule ns Presented by the American Law InstHute's Restatement of the Law of Contracts and Comparison with the Iowa Cases." Young Mr. Hutchison who is a member of the firm of Hutchinson <fc Hutchison, was graduated from th? Iowa city law school n year ago, and the placing of his name on the State Bar Association program is Indeed a distinction for the joung lawyer. I[ is expected that a number of the Algona lawyers will be present at tnis important bar meeting. lapanew .data*.',. .* -» The Three Rukas Elizabeth Duddlng, and Margaret M. (Continued on Back Page.)* Algona Druggists Attend Meetings K. D. James, Ben Sorensen, Homer Tuttle and O;ne Murtagh attended the Druggists' District monthly meeting at Spirit Lake last Thursday evening. Irving Daudna was in charge of the meeting. Smaller druggist group meet- Ings wer? held at Humboldt last Thursday noon and at Garner on Tuesday. Ben Sorensen and Melzar Falkenhain- er attended the Humboldt meeting and Melzar and A. H. Borchardt the one at Garner Tuesday. The meetings are sponsored by the Iowa Pharmaceutical Association. An attendance prize was offered which was won by B;n Sorensen. 3 Divorces Granted Three divorces were granted in the district court session by Judge James A. DeLand this week. Elmer Wright was granted a divorce from Lillian Wright, Alma Pugsley from Claude Pugsley and Elma Soil from Wm. Soil. The other court matters were routine affairs. No jury cases are listed this term. so summoned th-s Algona fire department. Meanwhile the men were called from outlying points on the farm and the flre extinguished before the arrival of the flre truck. The source of the flre was another one of those mysterious happenings and can be explained only by the theory that matches which may have been in (he pocket of a coat hanging in the crib were ignited by mice. The damage done was not great, r>ot over half a dozen bushels of corn having been destroyed and but a small section burned out of the wall of the crib. It was a most fortunate escape. Who Will Manage Local Liquor Store The big mystery of who if to manage the Algona state liquor store was still a mysury at press time. With the store slated to open up within a few days, the manager, so far as this office could learn, was still unannounced, although the names of Tom Sherman, Joe Bestenlehner Paul Hamil and Paul Zerfass had all betu appear tn ft fast and ludicrous comedy, knockabou: acrobatic novelty. The Four Laverns will appear In a series of back bends, strong arm posing, whirling, tumbling, diving, contortion walking, somersaults and many other difficult tricks. Big- Afternoon Program Four feminine musicians, the Montfort Sisters, have been Jjooked, and a comedy acrobatic troupe, the Six De Cardoes, in a teeter-board and barrel umptng act. Never have gymnasts exhibited greater skill and nerve and heir feats call for perfect timing or misfortune. These are just a few of the grandstand attractions. The afternoon pro- ram will also include harness as well as auto races, and two or three baseball games, with Bancroft, and Algona lined up to play in one of the feature contests. New Display of Fireworks The evening program will also be especially interesting because of a new display of fireworks. Those who witnessed the fireworks last year can verify the quality of the display, and this year the same company is bringing an entirely new setup for local use. The midway this year promises to be the b:-st and largest In years. Shows MANY STARS WILL PLAY HERE SUNDAY IN BASEBALL GAME Mason City Bringing Ex- Leaguers and 20-Year Old Girl Pitcher With a lineup headed by Arnle Neumlin, former Western League pitcher. Manager "Hobo" Duncan, who ixeds no local Introduction, and a girl pitcher, Pntsy Lee, 20 years old, the Coco Cola Cubs of Mason City will appear on the local diamond, Sunday afternoon against the Algona Greys. But Algona Is not going to be minus talent. A mixed team of young stars and old, cool tried ba*ebaUers, wll form the Algona lineup. Forrest Twogood, lorraer Iowa *tar, who became tnff property 05 the OK-ntlacur Indiana COUNTY IS IDEAL FOR CROP; EXPERT SAYS AFTER VISIT Farmers Would Realize $50 Acre Profit; Have Steady Market rides, corn games, county stores am. blanket racks have been secured, anc each day's mail is bringing new applications for space. These, together with the wonderfu display of fireworks and grandstand attractions, with 25 performers taking part, assure entertainment of the highest class. A nine piece dance band has been booked and will offer a fitting climax to a lively Fourth of July propram with a big gala dance in the pavilion Stolen Car Found A car ttolen in Minnesota wa.s found mentioned as possibilities, probubly some without foundation. oH fcom P let:fd ' J^d spick | dently run out of gas, and also money, ready for us merchandise. a nd left it when the motor stopped. abandoned u short distance west of Hurt, last Friday. The thiev-.s had evi- and Two Injuries During Week in Cresco Twp. Cresco: Dwight, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Safbin, had to have a doctor cut a fishhook from his finger Monday. Two snots were given to prevent lockjaw. B. F. Sparks has an infection in one ot his fingers due to a cut rdoeived two weeks ago while dressing a fish, and is under a doctor's care. Purchase New Mower A i.ew 7 foot mower has just been bought by the Brookslde Golf course which is expected her* this week end. Plane are being made to have the course mowed by Sunday so it will be in good shape tor the crowds. Concert Program For This Evening Tile Thursday night band concert will open this evening with a march "Royal Scotch Highlanders." It has been rumored that members of the band have urged Director Theo. Herbst to present a special novelty during this number with a bagpipe, and one of the members offered to donate a pair of kilts. You'll have to attend the concert to find out just what will transpire. Other numbers are "The Booster," march; "Trumpeter of the Fort," overture; a popular number; "OB^lle Nuit," fantasie; "Cyrus the Great," march; "Zampa," selected; a popular number; "Songs of the Old Folks," selection; "Hour of Victory," march. Child Painfully Hurt Ledyard: Betty Louise Link had a painful accident Friday evening when she caught her finger in the pump and tore the finger nail oB. J>r. Somers is caring for the wound. Farmers Can Obtain Partial Release of Sealed Corn; Instructions Given Farmers who placed «ar corn under farm warehouse seal last winter to qualify for a government loan and who now need grain for feed purposes on account of drought, may secure a partial release of corn under a single warehouse certificate, upon payment of the approximate value of the corn taken out of storage, it is reported by the AAA. Heretofore, no part of the corn stored under one warehouse certificate could be released until the loan covering all such corn colla'srai had been paid in full, with accrued interest and insurance charges. The new ruling was framed by the Commodity credit Corporation, agricultural commodity loan agency of the government, on the recommendation and at the request of the AAA, to accommodate farmers who need corn immediately because of feed shortage caus-ed by drought. To obtain a partial release of corn collateral under one warehouse certificate, the borrower shall remit an amount of money equivalent to 47 cents [Kr bushel for approximately the number of bushels he desires to have released. This is aji estimate of the prin- cipal. interest, and insurance on the quantity of corn removed from under the seal. With his remittance the farmer also shall furnish the name and address of the official sealer or m- spect-er in his county, who will be summoned to unseal the crib. Commodity Credit Corporation or through local lending agencies. Banks and oth«r local lending agencies are not permitted to extend the partial release privilege on their own authority, but may aid borrowers. Where his uote is h;ld by a bank or other lending agency and he does not desire to pay the full amount due upon a single farm warehouse certificate, the borrower should request the bank to submit his note through the nearest loan agency of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for purchase by the Commodity Credit Corporation. Commodity Credit Corporation officials then may author- ise th-- unsealing of tile crib under supervision upon receipt of the specified payment. Because the space allow.td per bushel under the storage was established under tlw loan agreement ai 2V- cubic feet inst'.-ad of the customary 2*4 cubic feet, to allow for Indeterminate moisture shrinkage, the amount of com on a weight basis, now removed may overrun the tquivalent of the partial payment on the volume basis. On the other hand, corn which was not settled in the crib and was high in moisture content at the time the loan was mad-s, may run a little under the equivalent of ihe partial payment on a volume basis. In total, however, the borrower in the end will not repay more than the original principal of the loan, plus accrued interest, insurance, and [he incidental cUbls of sealing and repealing the corn. The partial release privilege is not restricted to officially designated drought areas, but is open to any bor- lower an any amount of corn for which he can make a repayment installment at 47 cents per buah-.-l. Additional partial releases of corn under a single ware house certificate may be arranged by the borrower before maturity of his note, but because he is responsible for all repealing costs the borrower will find U advantageous to remove at one time ail the corn to be needed. arid hurled for Toledo m the American Association recently, will be on flrsi base for the locals. Two Lon« Rock Boys Lone Rock folks are familiar with the record that the two Blanchard boys have been making In baseball at Cedar Falls Teachers College. Gordon Blanchard will pitch for Algona, and D. BJanchard will be at shortstop. Ed Butler will be behind the plate. Omar Kelly will hold down second, and young Eliddle, Burt high school luminary, will be at third. In th.? outfield, Junior Kelly, Fish, Wander, Kanouff. Bruns nnd Shackleford are a few of the possibiUU-s. Wander's injured leg may keep him out of he game, but then again, maybe not. Game Starts at 2:45 P. M. Other players to be seen with Ma on City are Amle Bonle at seconc base, Big Bill Berneman at first, and Johnny Jones at third, who can throw with cither his right or left hand. Red Corrlck will be behind the plate. The game starts at 2:45 p. m. Nick Leners Funeral Will be Held Today Funeral services were held this mor- PRODUCTION LIMIT KEEPS PRICES UP Experimental Acre is Now Being Cultivated Here to Test Growth How many Kossuth county farmers would be willing to accept $50 an acre vs their profit from a cash crop next •ear? Not hard to answer that question. But, that is Just what Kossuth farmers could realize, were It possible for them to raise hemp and get it. to a decordl- cating machine l n this county, said F. E. Holton of Minneapolis, president of th? Northwest Hemp Corporation, who visited this territory recently with D. L. McDonald, Algona real estate and land man. At present prices, nnd with about four tons of hemp being raised to the acre, as an average, a farmer would realize $60 an acre net. The cost per acre for raising It la about $10, which Includes the seed, and the use of the cutting and binding machines which the company owns. H«« Ready Market Mr. McDonald stated that he had planted one acre of hemp on his farm near St. Benedict, as an experiment. H; planted the hemp last week, and It is coming up nicely. Hemp is a crop that ha* a ready market, due to the fact that moat at ning (Thursday) at nine o'clock at the Catholic church for Nick Len<rs, fann- er living about three milts south of here, who died Sunday evening at the Kussu'.h hospital. He had been a patient tlvre since Friday. For the past year he has been in poor health. Nick Leners was born March 12, 1868 in Heisdorf-Clerf-Luxeinbourg. In 18<J4 he came to Iowa and a year later wai inarrkd to Lucy Hippert of Mallard. The couple made their home near Burt for a number of years and for he past eleven years had been located in Irvington township. Mr. and Mrs. Loners had .six children, one who died in infancy and Seruphine. Mike, Mary. Elizabeth acl Lc-o, who, beijde his wilt, .urvive him. Those out of town relatives who attended the funeral were his titters. Mrs. Eva Linst.r of Evanston, Illinois, and Kate Heiter of Bancroft, his brothers, Nick M., of Chicago and George of Bancroft, two nieces and two nephews of Chicago, Mrs. Leners' father. Jack Hippert of Wilmont, Minnesota, jrottxr, Joe and wife and sister, Mrs. Nick Wmesettle. also of Wilmont. EK ,'en grandchildren ato survive Mr. Leners. Burial ery. was in the Catholic ceme- Swea City Elevator Officers Elected Swea city: Richard Newton of Grant township was named ai, director to succeed Fred Walker on the board of dj- lectors for the Farmers Elevator at the annual meeting held on Saturday. Other oflicers re-elected were: president, Joe Kennedy; vice president, Otto Jensen; secretary. George Butterfield; treasurer. Martin Molinder; cli- r- dors. Alton Ferguson. Harry Linde, Win. Kruiuiu and Simon Seversun. Quarton is Speaker Kiwaniaiis were entertained at their regular meeting last Thursday by Consul General H. B. Quarton wuo guve an interesting talk about the living conditions ia Ecuador, hs duties a^ Consul General and about the country of Ecuador. the hemp tued In this country has been TrnptJf lea in the pa«, fflWHy from Siberia. It has not been raised ex- tenslvely in this country because the machine process for decordlcatlng U, or separating the fibre from the stalk, has been too wasteful, expensive and cumbersome. RccenUy a new machine the Selvig decordlcator, has been put on the market, and will not break the fibres Into short pieces. This machine can be operated almost as cheaply and do Its work about as well as the hand abor employed in other hemp raising countries and America is now able to produce its own hemp. Plan to Inspect Plant The company has a machine in op- ration in Mankato, and it wan under- tood that a party of local business men were going to Mankato the last of the week to Investigate the machine further. Practically no hemp is being raised in lown, and Mr. Holton stated that Kossuth county would be able to raise fine hemp, should any local or foreign setup decide to install a decordicating machine in this vicinity and contract for hemp growing. Contracted Uk<> Beet* The contracts with the farmers who rals? hemp are simlar to those used by the sugar beet companies, and the supply is kept within limits so that the market does not become glutted The owners of the decordicating machine patents restrict the number of acres that can be seeded to hemp, when they sell th? machine, so its production can ae kept under control at all times It is an annual crop, easy on the soil la planted like oats, and after being cut, the farmer lias all winter to get it to i* decordicating plant, under the Northwest Hemp Company's plan. The hemp plant itself shoots up so rapidly it is also a good weed eradicator. Has Good PiwaittUitiea It i-s certainly to be hoped that our ocai business men and farmers will >tucly the possibilities of this crop •lonely, as it is in line with the accept- d theory of diversified farming. Hemp prices have never been below ten cents a pound in the history of the country, and at that figure hemp yields a good eturn to both the hemp organization md the farmer who raises it. Today lit- mark* t is live cents a pound higher han that. The hemp fibre itself can be used for ny purpose that fibre is used for. It utkco the finest kinds of materials such as silks, linens, curtains, etc., and thr waste product, or stalk, is being used for making riiie papers and leather imitation^. Crop Easily Grown Hemp is a crop easily grown under iiormal conditions. It lias a long tap root ai'd ic, lets subject to drought conditions than the average crop and can be se-.ded to replace other crops de- Mroyed by dry weather. The plant shoots up so rapidly tiiat it outdistances weeds, providing a good wved eriidicator. The Sclvifej decordicating machine a greatly simplified piece of machinery compared to previous lump decordical- ing machines, 15 the resuJt of years of experimentation aiid is the first machine umde which wiJJ not break the fibres into short pieces. The hemp stalks are placed on a platform and drawn into two sets of revolving blades by an endless chain. The revolving shred the pulpy exterior of the stalk and leave only tho jong fibred which axe carried through the machine on the same eudleas chum. Alieudauts remove tlu- fibre aud tie it in bundles It is packed in bagi and shipped to the factory.
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