Business & Finance: Cold Aids Cotton

The short but very cold wave which swept the Southeastern States, especially Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, has at least blown someone some good. Discouraged cotton planters through that section, who, during the 1923 crop season, saw the boll weevil destroy their crops, are beginning to wonder if the cold snap has reduced the insect ravage. In the past, an exceedingly cold winter in the eastern cotton belt has usually been followed by several years of good crops. The boll weevil, while apparently able to grow fat on the arsenic compounds with which the cotton plant is sprayed, cannot...

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