From the January 5, 1883 issue of The Landmark, newspaper of Statesville, NC.
Mr. W.H. Worth of Kinston, NC, sends to Col. L.L. Polk, a bunch of oats, with 139 stalks, 4 feet, 6 inches high yielding 8, 340 grains — all the product of one single grain. If the product of this one grain were sown for 9 years successively, it would yield more oats than what is now produced throughout the world. The world and especially the farmers of the world, would move faster, if only they would consider the value of the little things.