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A Fine Success: 300lbs. to…

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A Fine Success: 300lbs. to the Row. EXCELLENT CROP OF ASCUT 150 TONS. The Abergavenny scl.ools potato scheme has turned out to be a fine success, and the promoters, Messrs. A. J. Duck and Rosser, are to he heartily congratulated on the fact that, although besei with difficulties from the outset, they have achieved more than they set out to accomplish. When the scnenie was drawn up it was stated that the participants might expect 2; cwts. to the row 01 100 yards. As a result of the weighings of the sample rows which have been lifted by the children, it has been found i that the average reaches no less than 300tbs., and this is the bas: 0:1 which the distribution is being made, holders of two rows receiving tJüol: s. and holders o: three rows cjoolbs. Last week.); rows, or 2.650 yards, were selected by independent persons, and the yield of these showed that the average works out at the figure stated. There are 1,120 rows let to the children, and it will therefore be seen that the total crop will amount to ai 0, t 150 tons, and at the market price of potatoes the scheme lias resulted in food production of the value of something like 1I ,000. It is a L matter for very great satisfaction to know that, although there is so much disease about this year, very few of the potatoes are affected. On Wednesday, for instance, not more than about a dozen potatoes were noticed to be bad. The digger, which Messrs. Duck and Rosser have purchased for lifting the crop, is working splendidly. It is capable of lifting about icwt. per minute, or three tons per hour- at such a speed does it work—and the boys have been kept very busy picking up the tubers. Another advantage of the digger is that it gets all the potatoes up, and does not cut them unless the machine happens to swerve. It can readily be understood that the handling of at out 15', tons of potatoes, including con- veying from the rows, weighing, tying up, loading and distributing, entails a lot of work and organisation, but the promoters, who have worked Lenthusiastically and like Trojans throughout, have all the details arranged as perfectly as it is possible to make them. At first the distribution was about 8 tons per day, but it is hoped to distribute 12 tons per day. It is likely that the distribution will take two or three weeks. Although the children or their parents were asked to label their sacks, it has been found that the system intended leads to complications, and that it is far simpler to dis- tribute the quantities to which the various homes are entitled without any reference to the labels, but according to the list set out on a delivery book. This means, of course, that people will not get the potatoes in their own sacks, but they are asked to return the sacks to the different schools in order that they may be afterwards distributed to their proper owners. The labels must be kept on the sacks, which must not be returned to the schools until notice is given. It is hoped by this method that the whole of the sacks will be collected and re- distributed to the owners on one day, so that householders will be inconvenienced as little as possible.

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