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United States now produces four fifths of the cotton grown in the world. The cotton crop of our country each year is worth about five times as much as the gold mined during the same time. All the Southern states raise it, the great state of Texas producing more than any other.

“But the rest of the cotton plant is not wasted. The seeds are made into oil, meal, cottolene, and soap, while the stalks furnish cattle food and fertilizers.

"The South is beginning to manufacture some of its own cotton, but the largest factories are in the North. When we get home, I will take you through one.

“Now do you see why the South is called the * land of cotton,' and why the people so often say Cotton is king'?

“Yes," answered Margie, “and as a king may tell his subjects what to do, I suppose that is what Aunt Helen means when she says she will come to see us this fall if the cotton crop is good.”

Her mother laughed as she replied, “ Yes; and

as there is every prospect of an unusually good crop, I think Aunt Helen will be with us when we go to the factory to find the end of this long spool of cotton."

PEANUTS AND THEIR USES “PEANUTS! Peanuts! Fresh roasted peanuts, only five cents a pint!” shriek the men at the

peanut stands to the peo

ple going into the big V os circus tent.

"Peanuts, mister? Buy o them for the elephants.

Buy them for the parrots. SU R Buy them for the chilonly top dren,” yell the boys who

dodge in and out of the crowd. “Only five cents a pint!”

Where do all the pea

nuts come from? Some from South Africa, where the elephant, the giraffe, the hippopotamus, and the hyena live ;

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PEANUT PLANT

and some from South America, where the jaguar, the armadillo, and the boa constrictor live.

The American peanuts are said to be the descendants of some Spanish ones which were brought over by the followers of Columbus. They grew so well in the light southern soil, that now the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee grow so many more than we need for home use, that large quantities are exported to Europe.

“Five cents a pint! Only five cents a pint!" yell the boys.

I wonder if they know that over ten millions of dollars are made from the peanut crop every year?

One factory in the Southern states handles over twenty tons daily. You can see how much money is made by one day's receipts, if you can solve this problem :

235 gal. of refined oil
175 gal. of crude oil
3680 lb. of flour and meal
3300 lb. of feed stalk

@
@
@

$1.00 per gal.

.50 per gal.
.02 per lb.
.60 per cwt.

Have you ever seen a peanut plant growing ?

as there is every prospect of an unusually good crop, I think Aunt Helen will be with us when we go to the factory to find the end of this long spool of cotton.”

PEANUTS AND THEIR USES “PEANUTS! Peanuts! Fresh roasted peanuts, only five cents a pint!” shriek the men at the

peanut stands to the peo©

ple going into the big Os circus tent.

“Peanuts, mister? Buy them for the elephants. Buy them for the parrots. Buy them for the children,” yell the boys who dodge in and out of the crowd. “Only five cents a pint!”

Where do all the pea

nuts come from? Some from South Africa, where the elephant, the giraffe, the hippopotamus, and the hyena live ;

PEANUT PLANT

and some from South America, where the jaguar, the armadillo, and the boa constrictor live.

The American peanuts are said to be the descendants of some Spanish ones which were brought over by the followers of Columbus. They grew so well in the light southern soil, that now the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee grow so many more than we need for home use, that large quantities are exported to Europe.

“Five cents a pint! Only five cents a pint!” yell the boys.

I wonder if they know that over ten millions of dollars are made from the peanut crop every year?

One factory in the Southern states handles over twenty tons daily. You can see how much money is made by one day's receipts, if you can solve this problem :

235 gal. of refined oil @ $1.00 per gal.
175 gal. of crude oil

.50 per gal.
3680 lb. of flour and meal

.02 per lb. 3300 lb. of feed stalk

.60 per cwt.

Have you ever seen a peanut plant growing ?

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