Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mclaurin, McArthur Win Corn and Cotton Growing Contests, 1950

From Extension-Farm News, published by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service at N.C. State University, January, 1950.

E.O. McMahan recently announced the following winners in Scotland County’s three-acre corn contest and five-acre cotton contest for 1949.

John M. Mclaurin of Laurinburg was declared corn champion with a yield of 132.5 bushels per acre. W.W. Thompson of Laurinburg was second with a yield of 109 bushels, and Fletcher Walters was third with 107.3.

C.S. McArthur of Laurinburg won the cotton contest with a yield of 761 pounds of lint per acre. Gilchrist Brothers of Laurinburg was second with 734 pounds, and Z.V. Pate Inc. and Will McLeod of Laurel Hill were third with 717 pounds.

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