By TINA CANNON
Striking examples of how the farm youth of South Carolina fatten cattle for market were to be seen today at the first annual Columbia fat stock show and sale at the Fairwold stock yards.
Among the entries were 28 prize calves entered by FFA boys, and 18 from the 4-H Clubbers, in the nearly 200 head of cattle on exhibition.
Proof of the rise of the feminine ability on the farms were girls from the Dentsville Junior Homemakers association, Mary Martin, Lois Dowey, Cathleen Branham, and Louise Pruitt, who showed their combed and curried stock on equal footing with men exhibitors for the $500 in prize money.
From Other Counties
Of the Future Farmers of America entries, 17 were from the Dentsville school, Emerson Peckham, teacher. Four were from Saluda, O. W. Black, teacher; Blackstock entered two. L. O. Stevenson, teacher. Chesterfield, two, E. T. Redfearn, teacher; and Blaney, three, C. E. Arnold, teacher.
The 18 4-H club entries were mostly from Richland county, with 11 from Blythewood, three from Lower Richland, one from Hopkins, and one from Johnson, and two from Lexington.
The calves and beef cattle will be exhibited today and tomorrow in the J. W. Conder company barns, with an auction sale scheduled at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow.
The show is sponsored by the city. Richland county, and the J. W. Conder company, in cooperation with the division of vocational agriculture of the State Department of Education and the Clemson college extension service. Its purpose is to encourage the production and fattening of beef cattle in the state.
Judges are L. V. Starkey and E. G. Godby, Other committees aiding with the show are composed of W. C. James, J. R. Hawkins, R. W. Bailey, P. D. May, F. E. Shore, R. W. Bailey, A. L. DuRant, E. Peackham, C. M. Jackson, and Horace White, President of the Columbia fatstock show is L. W. Conder, with Bob Bailey acting as secretary.
At 7 o’clock tonight, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce is entertaining the 4-H boys, FFA members, vocational guidance teacher, county agents, and the junior homemaker association girls with a dinner in the Palmetto room of the Hotel Wade Hampton.