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PAGE TEN THE ANNISTON STAR SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 194J. xNEWS FOR NORTHEAST ALABAMA FARMERS:-: OHTSBE5TCBI J ' 2 ' 5 '"' 5 - 6 -''"'' 0 ' "'' : ' 3 - N Important Phase Of Alabama's Five-Year Conservation Plan AUBURN, Ala.—Oats arc probably , Alabama's beit grain crop and few. if an\. crops surpass thib crop in Importance ill the Alabama five-year conservation plan, say members of the Alabama AAA committee. In a letter to every county and community committecman in Alabama, the Slate committee .slated thai this crop will do as much as aiiy other toward making the Alabama plan contribute to the [ullest . extent tc the program of Alabama ; agriculture. ! The State committee is composed . of W. B. Crawley, chairman. Banks; ' L. S. Fluker. Livingston: H. H. ' Whittle, Jacksonville; J. M. Jones. New Market. P. O. Davis, director of Extension and a member nf the committee: and A. W. Jones, administrative officer and secretary of the committee. The letter from the Slate ccm- mitteenien pointed out that every Alabama farmer participating in the AAA program should consider seriously now the addition of oais to his fall planting plans. PUBL ID INC( C NOTCE [N TTON1E Government Might Take Title To Loan Stocks Of 1938-40 Crop \V. C. Norton from the Williams toitsly Injure tlie root system of grow- Community produced 1.600 pounds cf I Ing crops. The more shallow crops clean crimson clover seed from four can be cultivated this time of the acres. About a month ago Mr. Nor- year and still plow up grass and ton cut this clover with a mowing machine, raked it up as he would . ¥Tr>T ,~. T , nittt-iiuic, inK«i u, up as ne WOUJQ AUBURN, Ala.- The Commodity < hay and put it in the barn. This was " . see " heads lo That's a lot of German Sl'.cphi-itl Rcssie, Hie 4-year-old mother, has lo keep a c!o<e check. KO coinpuny. i out giving prlcr HU «,.^ .. ul , t j Jones, state administrative : AAA. announces. This announce- j ment was made in view of the fact ! that several inquiries have been re-' j eeived as to when the Government | might take title to the loan stocks ' of 1938. 1939, and 1940 crops of cot- ten 'If oats are planted as widely and on as many farms as we feel they should be planted, then we all know- that there is going to be a big demand for oat seed," the letter staled. "For that reason we wouM like to impress upon yo'.l and your neighbors the importance of saving seed and the importance of farmers supplying their neighbors with oat seed this fall. "We of the State committee feel, and we believe you feel the same, that it is our responsibility as elected representatives of oiir fellow farmers to stress to them the importance of oats, to urge that more seed be saved, and that we and other farmers who have oat seed make them available to other formers. Agricultural leaders at Auburn tell iis that oats seem to be one of the best grain crops and that failures with this crop are much fewer than with corn." The letter continued: "We want the Alabama plan to be successful on every farm in Alabama. We believe It can contribute greatly to the program of farming In this State. For this reason and many others we would like to urge that you join in this plan to 'save and plant more oats' and urge your neighbors Join also." to Coxswain Eeiet By New Perils (Continued From Editorial P«je) Feeding Of Grain Will Keep' Output Up Secretary of Agriculture Clnucle R. Wickarri has appealed lo liir people of Ihe United States to le- ; duce their consumption of chrr>r in '• order that more of that food may | be available to Great Britain :u:d • other naticns resisting .-ii^yression. At the same time he suggested an increase in cheese production hv about onc-tliirri and evaporated m j;k production by about one-fouiih. "In this connection," Secretary Wickard salrl. "proriiicers should increase Ihe feeding cf grain tn dmry cattle. Ample supplies of grain are available because of the reserves in ; the ever-normal granary and the i feeding of grain will help ronipcn- ; sate lor the dry weather that has damaged pastures in some sections of the country. The feeding of grain ' will help keep production at hipher i levels in the months of July and August when production ordinarily ' declines." ' ' Hurricane, as it winged homeward 1 out over the channel after taking ' part in a Midlands raid. Landing Just off Spurn Head, the crew of five look to their rubber life raft and began sending up location signals with their colored SOS flares. Cross saw the signals and began telephoning around the peninsula to h! s men. They all met at the boat in loss than ten minutes. After five minutes of easy going through a sea which that morning was as smooth as the lake in New York's Central Park, they spotted the five-man crew of that German bomber. They were about one mile away and Cross could see the young German boys bobbing around, keep- Ing with the tide by gentle pulls on the two short but very strong and light melal oars which Is the equipment of every Nazi life raft. It was probably those metal oars which did it. says Cross. The metal attracted .1 magnetic mine which had been dropped the night before. .There was a terrific explosion— and then it was no longer, or .any "use for Robert, Cross and his crew of six [o continue on. So, after one last look, they just swung around and headed back to that boat house on stilts. . Ho told [his regretfully. He doe.s not like to see anybody die off Spurn Head. STUDIED BY AAA State Committeemen Meet In Washington Measures which will assure full farm support or the natlcn'.s de- MOST OF THE B UU E—Everyone was lupny al the Tuxedo limit club's burlesque horse- sliow In Atlanta, Ga., for awards u'erc Riven everybody—exhibitors, judges, horses. Little Beverly Aronson (above), however, von the most blue ribbons. EXPERT FOR 6-8-4 The Corporation now holds title to 6,110,662 bales of cotton, which were produced almost entirely In the years : 1934 and 1937. Thc Corporation also I lias $165.718,578.43 In leans outstand- i ing on 3,308,703 bales of cotton of ! t!ie 1938. 1939, and 1940 crops. It is i possible, says the announcement. j that the Government, may find it I desirable lo take title on August 1, ! 1941, to any cotton remaining pledg- ' ed to secure nctes which arc over- weeds the better. Farmers using either traclors or*"/ mules to cultivate should be very sure that they have the scooters or —-" ••-—«- D-** •— suit uiBL lucy iittyc me aiuuicjs ui ige where they would shatter 5W eeps which run next to the row '-This whole job was very simi- | se t so they will just break the top ' " ' rust. Even Ihe sweeps which run in the lar to cutting hay and hauling it to the barn. Recently this clover was thrashed with a combine and the 1,600 pounds of clean clover seed saved. These seed will probably sell at from 10 lo 15 cents per pound this fall or 40 to 60 dollars per acre. This compares very favorably with the returns from cotton and involves considerably less labor. Another interesting thing about crimson clover Is that it will prc- duce more seed per acre in this section than any other winter legume. Each acre Mr. Norton saved seed from this year produced enough i seed to sow 25 or 30 acres this fall. ' • middle should not be permitted to go much deeper, because this time of year the root systems cf boih cotton and corn extend over the entire field area. It is much better to take the necessary time and be sure your plows are set correctly before starting cultivation this time of year than it is to rush at the job and half kill your crops by plowing. FARM BRIEFS Droppings r- n it ca lo secure nctes which are over- i . i Alabama holds third place in Hie hrom rOUltry due at that time. In the event. Ucw-S Cr .'" 11so " cl °J' cr llas stm anctlier i n ^> on in lumber production. leci, "'"" """ ""'-••- —' should POJSibinty in this Mction which hns only by o ,. egm am| Was hinmpjt i ever, that the Government i take title to any of the stocks of loan „ , , , ! cotton, at least ten days' public 110- Farn-.ers pivpei'ly taking care of i tice of such action would be given poultry droppings are saving com- ! by a press release. ey into their pocket by the practice. This statement is from D. F. King, associate poultry husbandman, Ala- . " «« Cicvernment should take ti- I ™"??. h hardly been tried—that of winter grazing for cattle, sheep and .hcgs. In order to get clover started early enough in the fall for it to make l ,° ?'« *>«><!« "' it liic ^1V.YCI IlIllellL SIIOU1U laKe 11- a . — ...-- vu o..- u""~ .un ,,1,1, tie to loan cotton, the colton pro- wlntev grazing it is essential that ducers would be paid any amounts I tne land te tu >ned by the middle of Las; year this state produced a billion and a quarter feet—enough lo fill a 600-mile freight train—and this year will produce one-fifth 1 n.ore. reports indicate. Ihe first mattress 19-10. Dale County L^ > . , of I Jul 5' and fa!low al, A ueust or until and fallowed until about mid | by which the redemption costs , bama Experiment Station. Auburn, the seeds are plant- their notes (which include princip who says that 100 liens can furnish ! ed. It Is generally not advisable lo farm women have made 11.819 mat- Interest, and carrying charges phosphate weekly to the droppings. : market prices for cotton w vith rea- fallowed land is with a three-row I emces in drill using about 15 pounds of seed nly increases the ! ,„ nt of the manure ' "' but aids in fly control. leave droppings in the chicken house '. for several months. Egg Handling Cuts Summer Losses . „ -.,«„> 4U i^vt.^.o «. OL^U i In vcucnt v.OL 1 !; don;: by J. c. and three to six hundred pounc's ol j Giim:; or the Aliuvmn L::pcrimcii.. basic slag per acre. The teed a:c ' Station. Auburn, sujre: 1 !-:] iirs.ms o.' dropped into the drill opening about : 1 ~" - --•••-- — •-• cue inch deep and covered lightly with the drill wheels which are behind the plows on most drills. The disc plow type ol drill will usually : get the seed loo deep. GO-ROUND COTTGI UPPHOHEDBYFDii Benefits Available To nnn ,UUU Crop insurance has been in effect past flip n powerful iwrsonal machine- tn Agriculture Depnrtment. sistance to the small farmer crops during the been recommended for Ihe 1942 AAA three years and has extended credit dn-.es hack lo last win- Merry-Go-Kouml to farmers unable to meet premiums by approximateh county AAA committeemen and rep- wrong, says John E. Ivey. extension service poultryman. Auburn, in advising that the tremendous egg loss on Alabama farms can be prevented to a large extent by following good production methods and properly handling eggs from l!ie . nest to tlie consumer. 9 - i Suggestions on production offer' ed by Ivey Include: ill keep strong j healthy, vigorous hens and care for ! them properly, (2) produce inter- On June 23 President RooseveK : ti!c eggs now that hatching season signed Into taw an act making crcp ' is generally ended, i3> gather eggs insurance benefits available to more at least three times each day in hot than 2.000.000 cotton farmers in 1942.; weather. (4) keep eggs cle'aft and A bad egg is just a good egg gone We have seen crimson clover "'" Cu.c; |;i;s v.-.ie c'.cveKoc:! _-j- in- a:icl ;r-lcc,im ; • . t ; t . . . r. pound hrs-. ::i ,:t -:r.l\ . ujj.ius -:crv.:r r.L 8 ,c:l:s ol:!. ;i -d ri;r'.i- cd Kj •• jiids Ui -,vc: tv. -2i fays' CEi-1'-; and on 2J paunch lets feed ill a cool, fairly moist place, and t5) market eggs frequently. In marketing eggs, Ivey recommends that all cracked, dirty and very small eggs be sorted out. Eggs should not be washed cr otherwise cleaned. Pack eggs when they are cool— never with the animal heat in them— and pack with large end up. Most Alabama AAA Payments Under $40 of planted in August be a ™..^ .,„ „. green and four Inches high by the ; last of October. With this kind cf [ start it can be grazed moderately all i , winter and until about April id. At v thai time, stock can be removed and a good crop of seed produced. We can think ol no better use for good grain-stubble land that has not , been planted in lespedeza than to I turn it new and have it ready toi- ! Plctcly filled with water is one planting crimson clover early this of the new things in farm power, fall preferably between August 15 ° The lIPjl tire means greater . '"* mi} Electric scicen to fit doers window's of the mill: lions? and dairy barn are on lhc market. Flir< die ele:iro?uleri when th;y try lo go between :3ie iodx. A tractor sire that can be t-om- and September 15. | weigh:, 'n^crea.'.cd traction, reduced ; bounce. Now Is also the time of the year to : i make plans for the planting" of al- ! The staU-wuic flowe" show o}Ai falfa this fall. Select a well-drained. I exhibiting and judging flowers, held fertile, and fairly stiff piece of land in Auburn Tuesdav and V" '" and prepare to turn it now. Again, day, June 24 and 25. was a grain-stubble land or a field where by more than 175 women legume seed were harvested this spring will likely prove the most suitable place. . wns Extension Services and Vocational sonc '*" Agriculture. ard's all,, p',., \ '' A ' t:o " Strnwhprrv Plnnl-Q •'•• ** TT *'**•• 7 • iwiiia , pleby. who is covertly liosti : AAA bet ausc It is tin 1 one 'tuial Ei<;rr.ry not under his power- i i )^y-«'rcnch Into the conven- ai ' s ° r »"• Y Of the Alabama farmers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (U.P.)- o in Philadelphia next month. Lcfl-, w ard Jannenga. Jr.. 21, isn't taking " '" '"•"'" '---• ' ' chances of forgetting about the Senders solutions f .. " S " f "™ IK '" thc mitla "' aiv up in Ihe air. Attractive PRINTING At Reasonable Prices Typewriter Paper and Supplies MOORE Printing Co 13 E. inth St ' Phone 8I> this ; of tl-.e Agriculture Department. Wirknrd and his pals are now sunning for Applcby. This will bo a real fight: for Appieby has limit Randolph Farm Agent Plans Dairy Survey ' 1U S^'wli'< i i ll '\ lb |. • ' lin " nki - B >' Ur >in .reached the Housr. Ihe AAA lioy.s To insure having a good supply when thev finished'"™!' onh^'lnd of healthy new strawberry plnnus • sriOO.OOfl been lopped off Aijriail- for next, year's crop, farmers are i nival Economies' budget, but Ihe now giving attention to plowing,! bureau had been stripped of Us chopping, and fertilizing plants i power as Ihe top planning agency c ! which have finished bearing this ' " f "'" A~..<"«H>>.— i^ * 't season. The best procedure after harvest is to bar off the rows, running or.e furrow just past the middle so as lo remove thc oldest plants and leaving a strip six or eight inches wide on each side of the rows. The plants left, says Lyle Brown, extension service horticulturist, Au- pvimed to adopt iliiiK the defense " : ' n "l-e inakr-s up most of the crn.-it nf thr earh. nnd in some places . FRFFf - T r . Rn ,,.»-,, .-„. ,.,.,,; UI '" e 2«B,918 . .labama farmers hluhcT CARn " AND HMMED I receivlne government payments for participation in the 1940 AAA program, 192,825, or about 67 per cent, received payments of $40 or less, announces A. W. Jones, stale AAA administrative officer. Auburn. Jones said that in addition to the 192,825 who received payments of 840 or less. 80,689 additional payees received AAA payments of tlOO or ^...^ , r --fect ciibbnge hand —three fives also the'and the jack of spades on the deal ™ of sparies tuvnlng up framed the cards. All bones from which glycerine, lubricants and phosphorus can be obtained, must be saved by German housewives. less. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson "To have good strawberries, thc growers must avoid using plants for producing more than one crop. Crowns become long and woody and the roots, instead of bcincj white and vigorous, ttirn black and are poor feeders after the first year. A new mat of plants niiisi ] be grown after harvest and before! fall for best results." savs Brown. FOR TAXI CALL BOBBIES CAB We Are Open Day or Night to vServe the Public. PHONE 15 or dairy Purvey to" be marie in the iiuc-.'osi of establishing in tills re- [ Sioi-. a condensary and cooling s!a-1 tions of thc C'iirnation Company. Visiting .speakers were Cnpt. T. C. R(id. of l lie S!i!e Chamhrr; 'I', w. I.imipkm. (lis:iicL 4-M supervisor.' ! A-iiv.irn; I- 1 . \v. Burns. ox;rn.s:on j claiiyinaii. Auburn, and \V. If.! ; Circj;r>:'y. live-lock specialist. An- 1 , burn. i 1 SpcMl Is important; results of! Ihe survey mils! he given to the company by July 7ih. In ihis coun- ', :y the canvass is being made by ! co:iimit:ees appointed for each o:; | tiie fourteen boars. Their job is ;o' 'contact all farmer.-- nnd determine i whether an adequate milk supply; mil be a.-;siiiT(!. Derris Will Control Active Melon Worms Melon uoniis no-.v dr>uoyiiiB ran- |lalo-jpn. FC|i:n:-li. ruaimher, nnd wr.- termeion \ines can Ir? contrnlled with dustincs of rirrris. lepon.s .1. M. nobmi.on. Exprrlmont Station enlo- ; Derrls applied whlie the In.sect Is Mn lile winkles; stage nnd reiienled within a week. If needed, will give excellent results. Plant.s can be lifted I and movrd aiound so that lhc poison ! will cover all slemv and foliaqe. I There Is no tliingei of I hn den is ! burnins the plnnls, Robinson nrlvis- /•K^ TUME Of= THE COSVSOV SOMC& AC.ONJ&, Alabama farmers have received nearly 119.000,000 for participation in the 1940 AAA program. This amount was made up of nearly $10,500,000 earned by reducing acreages of cotton and peanuts and by soil building practices, and about $8,500,000 in cotton parity payments. Better Gardens Will Improve Rural Health Alabama gardeners are going to get. a bonus this year, according to W. A. ftuffin, home garden specialist of the Alabama Extension Service. Auburn, who pointed out that the |3 in AAA payments available under the supplementary cotton program will prove especially helpful to farm families In obtaining a larger variety of garden seed, spray equipment ai?d other material. The supplementary cotton program payment. Ruffin said, is in addition to the $1.50 per garden p payment already available to farm- I ers carrying out conservation prac- ' tlces. . If this land is not fertile enough manure should be broadcast and disced into the soil Immediately after turning. Crushed limestone-should be applied at the rate of 3 or 4 tons per acre. At thc next discing.which will be necessary to control grass and weeds, 1,000 to 1,500 pounds per acre cf basic slag should be applied together with 100 pounds of muriate of potash. This slag and potash should be disced in about the middle of August. Alfalfa seed should be sown following the first good rain in September. It Is usually a gcod idea to disc this prepared land again at the time the alfalfa is to be planted, and then harrow with a section harrow, sow the seed and then run a culli- packer over it. Farmers who have followed this procedure and who have planted alfalfa on fertile, well-drained, and non-sandy types of soil have found that they can get yields of around 3 tons of alfalfa hay per acre per year over a period of about 5 years. It Is absolutely necessary that alfalfa land be correctly prepared, fallowed, and fertilized In order lo have a gcod stand and insure continued production over a period of years. Wrecker Service Cliff Worsham Day & N'ight. Ph. !I29 AT OKC€ 1Y r-v 1Y DR.BENDUNLAP,/ OPTOMFTR1ST k " TliLi time of year farmers have, to i be very careful In their cultivation ! n hnn . of crops or they will very likely plow » 21 L. nkl C1 ~ ' •"' too close or to deep and thus serl- N ° ble Sl ' Anniston. Al OPTOMETRIST Office 500, Rome 79i-.I. Annifton Mattress Company Awnlngi . . . Ven«tltn Blindi Inneiaprlnj UMrtsstt lUnovattd «nd New Muttrew. El'"' ' 11 " Irccl!ing ' dllc lo lhc expansion or water when NEXT: Vour-year-old leftover* Nixon Transfer & Coal Co. Good Top Soil, Fertilizer and Leaf Mold for Yards and Flowers. Phone 72 ANNISTON NATIONAL BANK ANNISTON, ALABAMA Established 1890 MEMBER FEDERAL DfTOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION