Blaney Farmer Gins First Richland Bale

Lever Motley of Route 2, Blaney, is apparently the winner of the annual race to gin the first bale of cotton in Richland county.

Mr. Motley ginned a 660 pound bale last saturday at E. T. Bowen’s gin, according to Bob Bailey, Richland county agent. The cotton brought $231 at 35 cents a pound. Grown from Coker’s 100 seed, its staple length was 11-16.

August 27, 1947  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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