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Friday, September I2th, I924.

William W. Moore entertaining the 709th meeting of the Enter-
prise Club at Plainfield on Friday September I2th, I924. The time of meeting and
place having been changed by request.

C. L. Gilpin and Maurice Stabler were the only active members

The following guests were present, R. R. Moore, S. B. Weatherald,
DR. Adams, J. W. Jones, William Thomas, Douglas Farquhar, Earl Carroll
and Mr. Bishop.

Our chairman being absent, Rust Canby was asked to fill the vac-
ancy; he called the meeting to order and asked Albert Stabler to act
as foreman for the walk, which was confined to the old and young or-
chards; the trees in the old orchard were well filled with fruit con-
sidering the season.

A wonderful farm picture was shown when two of William's prize
boys on their prize ponies, were sent to bring in the sheep from a
distant field - it was truly a picture "worth the price".

Shortly after returning to the house we were asked in to dinner.

Our host and hostess showed us what could be accomplished on a
farm in the way of food; for [we] were told that everything from lamb, ham
and a variety of vegetables and fruits were all home grown, and with
Sandy Spring cooks and service, made it a wonderful meal.

On resuming business the "old" and last minutes were read, the
latter approved as read.

The road committee told us we could expect a mile more cement
road from Colesville north, but that there was no chance of any im-
provement on the upper end of the road.

Crop Prices:
Wheat $I.30 bu. Apples $I.00-$I.50 bu.
Corn $7.25 bbl. Potatoes $3.25 bbl.
Hay $I6.00-$20.00 T. Hogs $0.10 1/2 lb.
Beef Cattle $0.08 1/4-$0.09 lb.


William Moore told us of a contemplated plan to partition off
his old ice house so as to use part for a storage and packing house
for apples and the rest for ice. Most everthing thought it would be
much better to build another ice house and convert the old one for

He was advised to hold his hay for a better price than $I6.00
per ton on the farm, which he was offered.

Many thought it would pay him better to cut and cure his soy
beans for hay than to save for seed. Some would make hay of half and
save balance for seed.

He asked what proportion of a 20 acre corn crop, which would
yield about I50 barrels should he give for harvesting the crop. He
was advised to hire extra help and harvest the crop himself as it
would be very different to come to a fair bargain.

He was told that grass hoppers could be killed by a poisin [sic] - see
Agriculture Department for formula; and to keep both of his rams.

R. R. Moore asked what the new marks across the highways meant.
As no one was able to inform him, the Secretary was asked to find out
and advise him.

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