The Caddo Herald
May 13, 1938
By I. Q. Rankin
The F. F. A. boys have quite a number of pigs for sale as a result of the gilts that they purchased farrowing, and the following boys are in the mood to dispose of their surplus stock and they prefer to sell them around Caddo as this will work in cooperation with their movement to improve the quality of animals in this section.
Thurmond Green has 8 Duroc Jersey pigs.
Joe Hale has 10 Duroc Jersey pigs for sale.
Van Owens has 9 Duroc Jerseys for sale.
Eugene Damron has 9 Duroc Jerseys that need a new home.
L. V. Mills has some Hampshire pigs for sale.
All of these pigs are out of the best grade of stock at the Washita Farms in Tishomingo and their pedigrees are of the best and all subject to registration or are already registered.
Prices of the pigs range from $7.50 to $10 for each animal.
Anyone interested in improving their hog herds can contact the boys listed as the proceeds will be used to pay off the money advanced for the purchase of these animals.
The boar purchased by the F. F. A. class for service of their gilts is now ready for general service to the public. He is at the farm of Van and John Owens and a small fee is charged for service.
The following written by John Owens, J. C. Carlton, and Thurmond Green tells in the boys’ own words without adulteration, of their trip to the state F. F. A. convention at Stillwater, which 19 boys of the Caddo F. F. A chapter attended:
The Caddo F. F. A. boys received great benefits from the state convention held at Stillwater last weekend. The boys visited the campus and some of the buildings of the college. The B class contest was held Friday so the boys had all day on Thursday to visit the various departments. Mr. Rankin showed the boys the most important buildings and where the various work was done.
A meeting was held Thursday to which each chapter sent two representatives. Caddo’s representatives were Thurmond Green and John Owens. The constitution for the State Association was discussed. The boys registered Thursday morning and approximately 6,700 boys registered. Twenty-nine of them were awarded the Junior Master Farmer degree. We attended the open house Thursday night and were shown how the various experiments were carried on. The judging contest started Friday morning and the boys learned much from these contests.
A meeting was held Friday night and a very interesting program was presented and the winners of the contest were announced and presented their medals and several outstanding men were awarded memberships in the F. F. A. for their interest and help given to the F. F. A boys.