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TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1942
LOST—Black Cocker Spaniel, female.
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Simon. Phone 4-1146.
LOST—A ’41 Troop D Cavalry Best
Drilled medal. Liberal reward to D. C.
Roges, 65 Puryear.
FOR RENT—Bedroom with private
shower bath, private entrance, garage;
gentleman. College Hills. Phone 4-4739
after 5:30 p. m.
WILL THE AGGIE who was to bring
a pair of sun glasses lost in Madisonville
please get in touch with H. S. Pace,
216 No. 7.
HORTICULTURE SOCIETY—There will
be an important meeting of the Horticul
ture Society of Texas A. & M. College
next Thursday night, June 18, at 7:30
o’clock in room 103 of the Agriculture
building. Further plans for the- summer
horticulture show will be discussed. All
members and those who desire to be mem
bers are urged to be present.
NOTICE C. P. T. APPLICANTS—A meet
ing of all C.P.T. applicants will be held
in the Petroleum Engineering Lecture
Room Thursday night at 7:00 o’clock for
the purpose of discussing eligibility re
quirements. All men who have made ap
plication or intend to make application
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are urged to be present. All Navy V-5
and Navy V-l men interested in gaining
early flight experience are also urged to
K. K. K. MEETING—There will be a
meeting of the Kream and Kow Klub Tues
day night at 7:30 at the Creamery lec
ture room. All students taking Dairy Hus-
bandy and all faculty members of the
department are urged to attend. Refresh
ments will be served after the meeting.
NEWCOMERS CLUB—The Newcomers
club will meet at the home of Mrs. F. W.
Peikert in North Oakwood Addition, Wed
nesday afternoon. All first and second
year newcomers as well as those new this
semester are invited.
DALLAS A. & M. CLUB—There will be
a meeting of the Dallas A. & M. Club to
night at 7:15 in the Electrical Engineer
ing Lecture Room. The election of officers
for the coming year will be held so it’s
important that all members be present.
BRAZORIA COUNTY CLUB—will meet
Tuesday evening at 7:00 o’clock in Room
212, Academic building for the purpose of
RED CROSS—The schedule for the Col
lege Red Cross sewing rooms for the week
beginning June 15, is as follows.
Monday—A. M., Volunteers; P. M.,
Christian ladies of the College Circle.
Tuesday—A. M., Army and Presbyte
rians ; P. M., Army.
Wednesday—A. M., Extension Service ;
P. M., Church of Christ.
Thursday—A. M., Experiment Station ;
P. M., Experiment Station, Project House
Mothers, and Lutherans.
Friday—A. M., Volunteers.
If any group listed above desires to
change their time for sewing, please ad
vise Mrs. C. N. Shepardson, president, or
Mrs. Cameron Siddall, secretary, before
next week’s schedule is sent in for publi
Volunteers are welcome and needed at
all times. Knitting supervisors are pres
ent every day to help with knitting prob
lems.—Signed: Mrs. Cameron Siddall, Sec
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS—All new stu
dents who failed to take the psychological
test Friday, June 12, will be required to
report for this test at 1 p. m. on Satur
day, June 20. The examination will be con
ducted in the lecture room of the Animal
Industries building. All advanced standing
students who have taken the American
Council on Education psychological test at
some other institution should write imme
diately for the gross score made and have
it sent to the Registrar’s Office. Scores
for those students transferring from the
North Texas Agricultural College are now
on file in this office.—H. L. Heaton, Act
MEMORANDUM TO: All Senior Instruc
1. All recruiting of advanced course
military students, contract and elective,
must be completed by 5 p. m. Thursday,
June 18, 1942. A supplementary schedule
of enlistments is published herewith. Offi
cers in charge of Junior military science
classes will be responsible for carrying
out this schedule.
Tuesday, June 16—
8:00-9:00 a. m.^—Open to any Military
Science Juniors having a free period
at this time.
9:00-10:00 a. m.—Inf. Sec. 501 and F.
A, Sec. 502.
10:00-11:00 a. m.—Inf., Sec 503,, and
other M.S. Juniors having a free pe
riod at this time.
11:00-12:00 a. m.—F. A., Sec. 503; Sig.
C., Sec. 501 ; and Cav., Sec. 501.
1:00-5:00 p. m.—Men of all branches
drilling on Tuesday and not designat
ed at some other period on this sched
Wednesday, June 17—
8 :00-9 :00 a. m.—Inf., Sec. 502, and oth
er M. S. Juniors having a free period
at this time.
9:00-10:00 a. m.—F. A., Sec. 501, and
C.A.C., Sec. 502.
10:00-ll :00 a. m.—Open to any M. S.
Juniors having a free period at this
11:0012 :00 a. m.—F.A., Sec. 500 ; Sig. C.,
Sec. 500; Cav., Sec. 500; and C.A.C.,
1:00-5:00 p. m.—Men of all branches
drilling on Wednesday and not desig
nated at some other period on this
Thursday, June 18—
8:00-11:00 a. m.—All men in M. S.
Junior classes who failed to appear
at scheduled times.
11:00-12:00 a. m.—QMC, Sec. 501; Ord.,
Sec. 601, C.A.C., Sec. 501.
1 :00-5 :00 p. m.—Final Period—All men
in Junior M. S. classes previously un
able to enlist.
By order of Colonel WELTY:
A. J. BENNETT,
Major, C.A.C., Executive.
OFFICIAL: A. J. BENNETT,
Major, C.A.C., Adjutant.
Nearly 150 New Mexico High
lands university men, dozens of
them college athletes, have en
tered the armed services since
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Of Farming Urged
To Aid War Effort
Suggested As Means Of
Helping Nation Greatly
Texas farmers are confronted
with serious labor shortages. It is
necessary, if crops and livestock
are to be produced in quantities
needed for a nation at war, that
the best possible use be made of
the available supply of labor and
machinery. The research work of
the Experiment Station has been
held close to practical applications
over a period of years. A number
of comparatively simple practices
that save labor have been found
feasible. An enumeration of some
of these should prove to be helpful
in, providing a basis of discussion
by groups of farmers and as a
guide to the individual farmer in
working out his own plan.
Timeliness is an important ele
ment in the efficient use of labor.
During years of unseasonable
weather some farmers have found
it profitable to operate their trac
tors almost full time during brief
spells of favorable weather. Day
and night use of labor-saving ma
chinery may spell the difference
between success and failure in
any year, especially when the la
bor supply is scarce and uncer
tain. Custom operation of avail
able farm machines can and should
increase the annual output of ma
chines and aid in meeting the la
bor shortage. Other practices that
have been found helpful are men
tioned below. Each has applica
tion primarily to certain areas
of the State and to given condi
tions of farming. In most cases,
further information may be se
cured from published bulletins and
reports that have been issued by
the Experiment Station.
1. Chopping. Under the usual
methods followed in thinning and
chopping, a comparatively large
labor force is required. There are
three substitute methods that may
be successfully employed under
(a) Mechanical cotton chopping
may be practiced wherever physi
cal conditions permit. Good stands
and fields that are fairly level
and free of stumps are the chief
requirements. Where the labor
supply is only partially adequate,
cotton can first be blocked out
mechanically and then be cleaned
by hand labor.
(b) Cross-cultivation, which is'
less efficient than faechanical
chopping, may be resorted to when
labor is very scarce and a regular
machine chopper is not available.
Sweeps should be set flat and
spaced so that one will follow
each tractor wheel. A good uni
form stand is necessary. Cross
cultivation may be used in almost
any well prepared land if it is not
too rough or stumpy, and on which
the contour is reasonably regular.
(c) If cotton seed are delinted
and only four or five seed dropped
per hill by a hill-drop planter,
chopping may be eliminated alto
2. Cultivation. Unnecessarily
deep cotton cultivation is a com
mon mistake. Set the sweeps fair
ly flat and cultivate only deep en
ough to control grass and weeds.
The time for deep plowing is dur
ing the preparation of land pre
vious to planting. Deep cultiva
tion is expensive in terms of time,
power and costs.
3. Harvest. Three general types
of mechanical harvesters have
been developed. For best results,
all require the use of certain varie
ties of cotton that are adapted to
machine harvesting. These mach
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(a) The stripper-type machine
harvester. This machine has not
been placed on the market in
quantity. It is adapted almost ex
clusively to the cotton areas of
northwest Texas and western Ok
lahoma where early frost reduces
foliage and makes for smoother
operation. A very high percentage
of the cotton has been harvested
by this machine in experimental
tests, although it should be re
membered that no type of machine
will harvest 100 per cent of the
(b) The picker-type harvester.
Several makes of mechanical pick
ers have been placed on the mar
ket at various times. None are
being produced in quantity at
present. By growing types of cot
ton suitable for mechanical pick
ing, a fairly high degree of effi
ciency is obtained with machines
that have been developed. Mech
anical cotton picking machines are
much more complicated than the
stripper-type cotton harvester.
(c) Homemade sleds. Cotton
sledding has been practiced in
northwest Texas during periods of
labor scarcity in the past. In 1926,
sledding was a general practice in
that section. Sleds may be, and
usually are, built at home with
whatever materials are available.
Average losses on the ground run
about 30 per cent of the yield, in
addition to severe grade losses.
Sledding is wasteful and should be
considered only as a last resort.
1. There is in general too little
attention paid to the care of farm
machinery both during and before
its use in the field. Power losses
are often sustained because of the
failure of the operator to adjust
his cultivator, planter and other
equipment. Proper adjustments
often prevent costly breakdowns
at times when hours lost would be
2. Harvesting machinery of
many kinds offers good oppor
tunities to economize in labor if
the machines are intelligently
used. In addition to mechanical
cotton harvesting, the following
machine practices might be con
(a) The extension of custom
work covering complete opera
tions. The man who owns a com
bine is understandingly reluctant
to let anyone else operate it. Yet,
sometimes because of other jobs
on his own place which need at
tention, his combine might sit idle
while a neighbor is unable to ob
tain one. In such cases, the labor
and small machine work of one
farmer may be profitably ex
changed for the combine opera
tions of the other.
(b) A wider use of the me
chanical corn picker would help
to eliminate competition with cot
(c) The use of a side delivery
rake will cut the harvesting labor
involved in the peanut crop almost
in half. A 4-bar rake should be
(d) Combines may be used on
such feed crops as kafir and hegari
and other erect growing grain in
stead of heading it by hand. It
takes about four and one-half
hours per acre to head milo by
hand. Combines are not generally
considered practical for harvest
ing grain sorghums where the
moisture content is high, unless
some means are available to dry
(e) A doubling-up of operations
is sometimes feasible. In plowing,
for example, a section of a spike-
tooth harrow may be attached be
hind a plow, provided power is
Care of Livestock
1. Self feeding is a labor-saving
practice that may be used in feed
ing cattle and hogs.
Senior Class to Meet
Tomorrow at 7 O’clock
The senior class will meet Wed
nesday evening after supper at 7
o’clock in the Assembly hall, ac
cording to Rocky Sutherland, new
ly elected president of the class.
Important business is to be dis
cussed at this meeting and all sen
iors are asked to attend.
4. Planning is especially essen
tial where the unit is a combina
tion crop and livestock enterprise.
(a) A sheep feeder in the High
Plains who starts his lambs around
October 1, will likely have to em
ploy most of his labor at a time
during a period of heaviest de
mand for crop labor. Adjustments
in feeding seasons may be requir
(b) Maximum labor require
ments for the poultry flock occur
during the brooding period. For
young chicks this brooding period
lasts approximately two months.
Good planning would mean start
ing in time to get the poultry out
of the way before the heavy crop
labor season. In most areas, Marclr
1 is a better starting date for
poultry than May 1.
(c) Better timing in milch cow
breeding may help alleviate condi
tions during peak labor seasons.
A milch cow requires extra hours
of labor every day during lactation
periods. Wherever practicable,
breeding should be planned with
the aim of distributing this labor
requirement through slack crop
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Tuesday, June 16
11:25 a. m.—Music
11:30 a. m.—Treasury Star Pa
rade (U. S. Treasury Dept.)
11:45 a. m.—Brazos Valley Farm
and Home Program
11:55 a. m.—The Town Crier
Wednesday, June 17
11:25 a. m.—Music
11:30 a. m.—Arms for Victory
(Federal Security Agency)
11:45 a. m.—Brazos Valley Farm
and Home Program
11:55 a. m.—The Town Crier
Junior Class Holds
The junior class will hold its
first meeting of the year Thurs
day evening after supper in the
Assembly hall, at which time of
ficers will be elected for the new
session. All juniors are asked to
attend this first meeting. The
meeting will be conducted by the
cadet colonel and the corps staff.
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2. A better arrangement of stock
pens will often save labor. Pens
should be placed on the driest land
possible and so located as to avoid
moving feed long distances.
3. Feed grinding is a labor con
sumer that may sometimes be
avoided. For the most part, sheep
can do their own grinding, al
though cattle are less efficient in
this respect. Harvesting of grain
sorghums by livestock is not al
ways practical. Weather, birds and
insects will sometimes harvest
most of the feed before the stock
reach it. Aftermath may be grazed
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