(By H. A. Clapp)
Miss Cornelia Simpson, of the extension department, A. and M. College, Home Economics.
Dr. Jones from the bureau of
T. O. Walton, district manager county demonstration work, Good Farming, Drainage, Silos.
Mr. Bagby, Wharton County agent; Wide Row Corn Planting.
There will be three sessions, beginning at and continuing until At a free barbecue will be served.
A little daughter came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jones, nee Miss Grace Smith, her name being Grace Kinsdale Jones.
About 3000 acres will be planted to rice this season and most of the ground is already prepared. Probably 100 acres will cover the cotton planting.
Quite a number of Northern people are here spending a few weeks in a desire to escape the cold weather of their homes.
H. A. Clapp of
Prizes Offered by
H. A. Clapp was in
Mr. Clapp is gratified to see the interest as manifested by the school children of this county and says he expects over a hundred contestants from this county. He addressed practically every school in the county, and was greatly assisted by County Superintendent Sebring.
H. A. Clapp, of Collegeport, who
is working in twelve counties in the Mid-Coast in behalf of the Texas
Industrial Congress, returned today from a week's tour of
He lectured in all the towns in
Mr. Clapp's next work will be in
For the past several months the farmers of Collegeport, according to Prof. Laslie, principal of the Collegeport schools, have been gradually increasing their dairy products and have brought the industry up from a "side issue" to a permanent and stable business undertaking.
Prof. Laslie informs us that the proceeds from the sale of cream by the farmers at Collegeport in February, 1915, amounted to $60.00 and that they received in February, 1916, over $600.00, or an increase of 1000 per cent.
The Collegeport farmers have found the pay streak in coast farming and all of them are enthusiastically developing the dairying industry with a wonderful success, for it is making them money, paying their debts and incidentally giving them good homes, good farms and contentment.
The cow does her part every time the farmer does his.
Dairy in Great Favor and Growing Rapidly.
Very little cotton will be planted, but instead a large acreage will be used for feedstuffs.
During the month of March butterfat to the amount of $600 was sold from this station. It is estimated that the April production will amount to more than $700. Some farmers produce as much as $60 each month. This is done mostly on pasture. Very few are feeding. When our farmers learn the value of the balanced ration for dairy cows the production will increase as well as the profits.
The Collegeport Industrial League holds two general meetings each month. These meetings are well attended and are producing results.
Monday evening Dr. Sloane,
rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, held two services in Grace Chapel
of St. Mark's
The First Church Federated observed Easter with proper services during the day and evening.
The Collegeport Hotel, now vacant, offers an opportunity for some good hotel man. This can easily be made an attractive place for summer vacations. The building may be obtained on unusual terms.
This district needs rain in common with the balance of the Mid-Coast country.
Increased interest in dairying
is found all over the district and many men are beginning to see the
benefits of keeping good cows. There are now two pure bred
A cream station has been established at Citrus Grove and it has already a good list of patrons.
School closed Friday for the year. Public exercises, baseball, basket ball, and other games amused the children as well as the parents.
The Industrial League is making preparations for the annual observance of the opening of the townsite and expects to put up a program which will draw many people to this progressive town.
Mr. Burton D. Hurd was here over
Sunday last and left for
Mr. W. S. Terry of Beadle was in town Tuesday on business and crossing to Palacios on the boat. He passed through here on his return.
R. F. Bigelow of
Mr. John H. Roach of Blessing was here a few days this week attending to the State Bank in the absence of the cashier.
Mr. Bruce Hancock of El Campo, rice buyer for the Beaumont Rice Milling Company of that city, was here several days buying and loading out rice from Collegeport, Citrusgrove and Simpsonville.
Mrs. David H. Brasfield of
There was a blacksmith shop opened at DeMoss on Wednesday of this week and in charge of Mr. Humphries, the oldest son of Mr. Ben Humphries, and he will be ready for work on Thursday or Friday.
A new store, to carry a general stock of merchandise, is reported to be forthcoming for DeMoss in a few weeks. Who the parties are behind it has not yet been learned.
Mr. A. W. Jones, wife and
Mr. Ralph Blevins of
Rice buyers say that our rice that was grown near Collegeport this past season is of a high grade for this season and brings from $3.50 to $3.76 per barrel. This fact speaks much for our growers and irrigation company as the past season has been a most difficult year to plant and mature a crop of any kind.
Mr. A. C. White of Houston, agent for the Southern Rice Growers Association, has been here most of the week looking after the interest of our growers in the sale of their crop.
Claude W. Jester left Wednesday
morning via Southern Pacific for
J. B. McCain is serving as a
juryman this week in
About twenty-five families from
Two cars of Snapped Ear corn were received at this station and is selling at 85 to 92 cents per bushel.
About twenty-five or thirty
teams and three traction engines are breaking the sod at
Mr. Matt Pierce is making some substantial improvements about his residence in the way of transplanting trees and vines and otherwise beautifying his home.
Mr. Charles L. Reeves and wife
arrived at the Hotel Collegeport Tuesday evening for a short stay. Mr.
Reeves will be remembered as a former citizen who just lately married a
Mrs. Dr. Robinson of
Notice has been given the rice
growers on the
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson are
enjoying an outing at
Mr. A. Munson of
Mr. H. N. Sholl has his
two-story building on
The new meat market begin erected by James W. Turner east of the postoffice is about ready for occupancy.
Nelson Sweet has been officiating at the suit pressing shop this week and has done a rushing business.
Mr. J. J. Gillespie of
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