FARMING

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S.M. Storm - Gen. B.H. Crowley - W.T. KIRK - Frank M.Dickinson - Max Wax - B.F. Diggs - W.O. Farris-

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Source - January 29, 1910 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

RICE IN GREENE COUNTY

FIRST EXPERIMENT WILL BE MADE IN THAT COUNTY BY S.M. STORM A PROGRESSIVE FARM

Paragould , Jan. 28, - S.M. Storm , a farmer residing 14 miles northwest of this city , was in the city yesterday and purchased the necessary equipments to operate a rice farm. Mr. Storm owns 325 acres of fine land near Swan Pond , and says he is going to plant about 50 acres in rice. This will be the first rice experiment in this county.

The land owned by Mr. Storm has always been subject to overflow , and the greater part of the years in the past has been underwater , but a drainage ditch constructed by the county has thoroughly drained his land and reclaimed it for agricultural purposes. Before the ditch was dug this land was valued at $10 an acre . Now it cannot be bought for $40 a acre.

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Source - August 6, 1910 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

GREENE COUNTY WHEAT BROUGHT TO JONESBORO

Gen. B.H. Crowley has returned from his farm west of the ridge where he superintended the work of threshing out his wheat crop. Gen. Crowley realized 1,600 bushels out of his crop and marketed it at Jonesboro. There is much wheat raised in Greene county and much of it , in fact the greater part of it , has been marketed at Jonesboro this season. What's the matter with keeping this at home ? The Paragould capitalists should get together in an understand for the good of the town and county. ---- Paragould Soliphone.

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 Source - August 20, 1910 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

W.T. KIRK KICKED BY MULE LYING AT POINT OF DEATH

A party of Greene county farmers , with sixteen loads of wheat camped near this city last night and disposed of their fine wagon cargo to the Jonesboro Roller Mill . They had between them five and six hundred bushels and the mill paid them $1.00 a bushel. One of the farmers , a man named W.T. Kirk was severly kicked by a mule and is not expected to recover . The farmers reside about 12 miles northwest of Paragould and once more does Jonesboro score as the chief market of this section of the state.

Operation this Afternoon.

Mr. Kirk , at press time , was still unconscious at the residence of Thomas Richards north of town , near Herndon . Drs. Smith and Cochran are in attendance and they will perform an operation on the head of the injured man late this afternoon.

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 Source - July 20, 1911 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

DR. DICKINSON HAS PURCHASED GREENE CO. FARM

Vice - president of State Farmers' Union Will Locate Near Paragould

Dr. Frank M.Dickinson has purchased a farm from the Johns boys on the west side of the ride in the Johns Chapel neighborhood and will move there in August. Dr. Dickinson has recently passed an examination before the state medical board and is now a full fledged physician.

Now we of Greene county will have to learn to say doctor instead of professor , or Frank , as his intimate friends call him. We may be a little slow catching on but we will come to it after awhile.

Frank Dickinson is a product of Greene county , has taught school in the county for years and is widely known. He became identified with the Farmers' Union movement in this county when it became prominent and was afterwards elected state secretary - treasurer of the organization and spent two years at Conway working in that capacity, while the state union headquarters were there. He resigned that position a few months ago , after the headquarters were moved to Jonesboro and accepted the editorship of the Rural Educator , the organ of the state organization. He recently tendered his resignation of that position in order to take up the work of his chosen profession to which he has given several years of preparation . He has attended medical colleges in Memphis , Sewanee and other places and is well up on the profession for a man who has not been engaged in the active practice.

It was natural that Frank should choose Greene county the home of his nativity where he is known and liked by everybody to enter upon his professional work. He has selected a good neighborhood where the people are in need of a doctor and both the people of the neighborhood and Dr. Dickinson are to be congratulated.

The many friends of Dr. Dickinson in Greene County will watch his career as a physician with interest and expect to see him climb to the top rung of the ladder . He is an able and deserving man. - Paragould Soliphone.

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Source - March 5, 1913 - Paragould Soliphone

TWO KINDS OF FARMERS IN GREENE COUNTY

There are two kinds of farmers in Greene county. One buys for cash and sell for cash . He raises a surplus of everything grown on the farm eggs, vegetables , etc. The other mortgages his crop before it is planted raises no surplus , pays credit prices for family supplies and turns the products of his labor over to the merchant who gave him credit at the end of the year, and has nothing left and hence has to mortgage again.

This week representatives of these two clases of farmers were in evidence in Paragould.

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 Source - Febuary 18, 1914 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

WAX ACQUITTED ON A CHARGE OF STOPPING CREEK ON FARM OF W.D. WILEY

Max Wax , who resides north of the city near the Greene County line , was tried in Justice Barnett's court yesterday afternoon on a charge of obstructing a stream of water. The trial was by a jury and it resulted in his acquital.

It seems that Wax had the contract for cutting timber on the land of W.D. Wiley , who resides in that neighborhood and the state claimed that his men in cutting down trees near a creek , which runs through Wiley's land , felled them so that the tops went into the creek and thus so filled it up that the flow of water ceased.

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Source - September 15, 1909 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

CORN MAKES 40 BUSHELS

Greene County Farmer Responds to Call for Exhibits for Memphis Farmer

Paragould Sept. 9 - B.F. Diggs a substantial farmer five miles southwest of Paragould , is the first to respond to an appeal for the Tri- State Fair at Memphis and the Arkansas State Fair at Memphis and the Arkansas State Fair at Hot Springs . He bought in some speciments of corn that will certainly attract attention . He has two varieties the St. Charles white and the Golden Dent that will yield to bushels to the acre. The corn was raised on land which was worn out 35 years ago and remained idle for over 20 years. Mr. Diggs experimented with the land and here gives his brother farmers the benefit of his research. Nine years ago he took charge and built the soil up by sowing it in red clover and pasture. He says he broke his land well before planting , in fact he plowed it twice and pulverized the soil. He cultivated shallow and says he is convinced that this method of working a corn crop will produce the greatest yield this land 35 years ago was considered worthless , but is now one of the best pieces of corn land in the county.

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Source - October 11, 1910 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

IMPORTANT REAL ESTATE DEAL IN GREENE COUNTY

An important real estate deal which shows the ever increasing value of Greene County land was closed this morning when J.C. Clippard sold what is known as the Glasscock farm , containing 420 acres , adjoining the city on the northeast , to W.O. Farris of Pulaski , Ill. for $40,000 cash. The bill of sale includes this old homestead and tenant houses. Mr. Farris , it is understood will move here shortly and begin farming on an extensive seale.

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