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FRIDAY, MARCH 15; 1940 BLYTIIEVJUJ3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday Tn tho Interest of Farm Fsunilies of This Agricultural Section, 'M NEW. PAGE - FEAJURES the Plnnt-to-Prosper Contests spoored by «the . Courier News and Commercial. Appeal. "There's Money In Those Beans" Says James H. Woodard OSCEOLA. Ark., Mar. IS.—There !s money In growing soybeans in Mississippi co'Hity, according to James H. Woodnrtl, who has a farm 18 miles west ol Osctila. Last year Mr. Woodard and his brother, Lawrence, who operate the farm together, planted 180 acres of soybeans from which they harvested 4,680 bushels, or an average at 26 bushels per acre. These beans \vere sold I'liring the harvest season at prices ranging from 62 cents to SO cents per bushel or nn average price invoughoul the season oJ about. 11 cents. Most of the acreage was planted to the ArX'Soy variety, tat Macou- pb, an e.'ii'ly maturing bean, and Delsta, -\ late maturing bean, were fliso planted. Arteoy 2913, an improved selection of the original Arksoy variety, lias performed exceptionally well In tests conducted in this section, and the Woodard brothers plan to plant about 15 acres to I hi* variety tliis season, from which seed will Le s,nved for future plantings. The Woodards plant their beans in 38-inch rows and c".Uivatc them enough to keep the vegetation down. Mr. Woodard is of the opinion that they could itierea.se the yield jier r-.cre by spiuvr.fi the rows closer. \V7 L' n F* I r^ ' r\ t • / ' Burdellc to Be Washington Ke~hurveys the Farm Problem ! s «*»« on>ama, Oratorical Events J ' K/J "* "*«V4 vS> ^ N -"W*W \!> MM-r^W 'JU" '.' Uu'AJ ov v?v.' t^M-Jf v* ^ "x«*-x VT> *• + 1 ** * j, J TlZ,r N r < •****•— 1 tt'vT'kJl£«£t\«s < 1^0^ ?a'^^ This Is the old-fashioned farm, bulwark of America, n scene in Grundy county, lown, that is duplicated with local variations from one end of the country to the oilier. The United Stntcs Depart- ment of Agriculture nniimmces Hint surveys now show that 90 per cent of the nation's fh«n Income Is produced by hulf of the farms. The department reports forecast « continuation of this trend. Better Irish Potatoes Are Expected This Year Farmers in Mississippi county expect, to harvest a better quality crop of Irish potatoes this year than ever before, if high quality seert is any Indication of a resulting high quality crop which, of course, is usually the cnse, say Jim J. Pickren and E. H. Bums, county agricultural agents. According to the Arkansas State Plant. Board a higher percentage of seed potatoes being planted in Arkansas is certified this year than in any recent year, reports Hoy ..Sellers,. JEx tension, .economist iii . marketing, University of Arkansas _Cp)lege -of Agriculture. The -best seed "potatoes for Arkansas come '• ''from --Nebraska and the Red River Valley of Minnesota nnrt North Dakota, and several of the other northern potato states. Certified seed is seed that lias been inspected one or more times In the field and in the bin and has been found to be practically free of all diseases, Mr. Sellers explained. They arc carefuiy selected for good varietal characteristics and are the best seed available. Under a new state law enforced by the State Plant Board all seed potatoes coming into Arkansas that are not officially certified have to" pass a rigid inspection by the Plant Board in order to be sold for seert in (he stale. Up to February 15. 82 cars had passed the Arkansas requirements' and had been admitted for sale in Ihc state. HV mtUCE CATTON Courier Js'cits Wusliljigliui WASHINGTON, March 13. —A startling picture of profound changes in Americnn agriculture— creating problems that make previous "farm problems" look small —is painted In n report being completed by experts in the Department of Agriculture. Specialists from nearly all of the department's bureaus have been working on the report for nearly n year. Findings are being reduced to writing nnd the job of making recommendations for action is iinder way. Within a fortnight It will go to Secretary Wallace. FORECAST DISPLACEMENT OF FARM WORKERS Briefly, tills report declares the industrial revolution, which over- tcok the city worker a century ago and turned his life inside out, is catching tip with (Iw farmer a"d beginning to work equally great changes. Here are some of the changes which the department reports have already begun and arc going to continue: 1—At least •100.000 workers will be crowded off the Imid In the next few years, by continued displacement of farm labor. 2—A steatty increase In commercialized farming, coupled with a growth In the size of the average frinn In (lie corn belt, the wheat- producing areas nnd in the south. 3—Increasing disparity between cash income of commercial fmm- trs on good land n.s compared with income of those on poorer land. The established farmer with plenty of capital will be better off, the department concludes, and the little fellow with little capital will be worse off. 4—Sharp increase In corn pro ductlon clue to use of hybrid seed. Without addition to corn land now miller cultivation, the report says his increase is expected to amount to iCO.000,000 bushels a year. 5—Increase in wheat production, due to use of better seed. 6— Heavy increase in livestock production, due to Improvements in breeds and to release for stock feed of hay aiici grain products of millions of acres formerly required to feed horses. .SURVEY CKNTHUS ON TECHNICAL CUANfiKS The committee making the report, whlcli opci-files under direction of Dr. Sherman R Johnson, acting head of tho Division of I'nrm Management la (he Bureau of Agricultural Economics, mul Dr. P. P. Elliott, special adviser Us thf lioml of Uie bureau, deals only with technologicnl developments on Fomc of the i>liuu> It believes nro liullciilccl might ' be politically rlsXy. " i Denartmcnl -experts agree Ihui there isn't nny one answer to tli« problem bccnii.se Ilicre isn't nny one cause, CLAIM "INDUSTRIAL HEVOUITION" HITS KtKM The report nnd Hie ntidhigs, of cour.sc, deal with nvemgca nml with iifi-iciillure ns » whole. There nro still thousnnds of Itvrms nnd fnrni- the farm—changes caused by In- trs opcrallng prcily much ns they crcnscil mechanization, ueller soil! n)vny s i )n vc, niul many probably practices, use of fertilizers nnd din- will continue in much the same ease-resistant seeds, nnrt the like. There me other /iictors equally important, according to department experts, producing equally grave trends: increasing farm population pressure, rise In inrm ten- y regardless of any program the ilfpnrtmont may push. ; In the main, according to ilc- iiintmcnt spokesmen, cluuiijcs Unit him- been uoied In the survey sum ui) lu the words, "Industrial re-vo- nncy, extension of absentee owner- lution." And, us one economist In ship, decline of foreign mnrkcts— [ the Dcpnilment of ABrlciillnro puts nnd, most, ominous nnd Indeler-1 It: minnble of nil, the European Wfti'j "iv~ « O L lhroni<h the liulustrlnl nnd the consequences It will bring.; rcralulton In tho city nil right, On tlie Imsis of findings In tlie report, the Deportment of Agrl- culliire is up ngnlnst the problem of drafting » program—and Is havlnj trouble IJLL-rtll.l world 11 occurred when il>>; economy was expanding. doing it becauscj is contracting." But this Is liltllns agriculture «l a time when the world economy varieties the pod may attain a size ' suitable for canning and be succulent tliroughut, the beans no!, having formed to any ex'.™*,. Th>; latter is more desirable for canning beans of high quality In flavor, texture and food value. The small turnip-shaped beets are most desirable for canning. A rieep red color and absence of fibers-or "stringless" are also, desirable features. A smooth variety of ' tomatoes with a good red color and firm flesh are most desirable for canning. Finn fleshed or meaty toina- j toes hold their shape better than j the more-seedy, softer fleshed vnr- (ieties. It is also desirable that j the size be suitable for packing ' economically in the jurs. tlie home of Mrs. D. Garrctt with Mrs. \V. H. Dyess as co-hostess. Demonstration Club News Notes New Liberty News Club Elects Officers Mrs. Penrl Hill was .reeleclcd chairman of the Birthday club al a meeting March 1 at her home.- Other ofliccns chosen were: Mvs. D. Garrett, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. Walter Wood, Mrs. B. Long and Mrs. Clyde Armantrout, purchasing committee. i Mrs. Hilton Stephensoii told tlie story of Ireland in song and pvose. 'Ihe St. Patrick color scheme \v:is canted onl in the decorations nnd refresh nieiils. After the liosless hud opened her gifts, she was assisted in serving by her daughter, Mrs. Stephenson. ami Mrs. J. E. Williams. The club will meet. April 23 at Mrs. J. C. Williams, and Mrs. Clarence Tarklngtou spent TUCK- •Jny at Blylheville with Mrs. John 3:ni:s. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Garner have moved into the home which they recently built. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Stephenson spent SmjrJay «(. Wynne as the guests of Miss Virginia Graham. Mr. and Mrs. D. Garratt spent (he «'cck end with their daughter. Mrs. Jack Love, and Mr. Love at Lilbouru, Mo. They were accompanied home, by Mr. Gamut's mother. Mrs. Barber of Vnnduscr Mo. Mr. nnri Mrs. W. ,1. Fought and Mr. anti Mrs. Ira Koonce spent Thursday • in Memphis where Mr. Faugiil consulted his physician. [New Farm Worksheets Must Be Signed Soon Work sheets for new farms, three coming into the farm program for the first time in I!MO, must be signed on or before March 31. according to ,r. J. Pickren and E. H. Burns, county agricultural ngenls of Mississippi county. Any New farm for which the work sheet'is executed after March 3J will not be considered for payment under the 1040 Agricultural Conservation program, according to Mr. Pickren and Mr. Burns. Final rtalc for signing work for signing sheets on new farms was set .by CC ef calf in 1039. 'the slate -Agricultural Conservation committee and work sheets for farms that have not been cov- Youth Finds 4-H Helpful Pour-II Club work pays Jnmos Brown, member ol Ihc Moutlccllo •I-H Club, Drew county. James made a net profit of $158.80 from chickens, nnd GSCEOLA, Ark., March H — rrom 125 to 150 4-H boys and girls fiom the 13 dims In south Mississippi County will ptirlldp.ile Iti (lie annum VH Dinma and Oratorical Tournament to bi> held at the nur- clcttc iiljh Sfliool on April 12 nc- cordlng to tlin i.niHiunccmcnt made today by E. II. liiirrs. cminty ngcnl for this w'cllou nun nil.ss Inez Kin- <ald, homo di'i.mslrullon agent. Tim cimlL's', in. s bn>n cnlnrgrrt this yc:ir lo Include jmulciil «clec- lions, both voc.~i and Instrumental with the numbers entered limited lo the following c'usses: girls trio mixed qunricllc. bt.ys ciiiaitcltc, orchestra, and harmonica solos. The ornlorJcnl contest In tivo divisions must bi> wiulnnl nml Confined lo some lorilr of agriculture or home economics. Class A Is open to boys und ynls inirollocl in ninth, (fnth, eleventh and twelfth p-adcs, Class li Is open | 0 boys mid clrls «P lo nnd iHcl-.ulliii! the eighth grade. TIIC commlltcc in charge of nr- nuigeincnls Include w. 11. Illiigrmn of Dussctl, llnlli llolman of Kto- wah nml L,, Jl. Aiilry of Jiurdctte. Turkey Raising U Held Remunerative Tutkcy rnlshiR Is "Intcrcetlug nnd remunerative," Mrs. I J . a. Sninpson, Novndu county furm woman, will toll you. Mrs. Sampson, iniule $50 on a snmll /lock last year, according to reports. She hatched 00, lost in Willie they were young, sold 30 >sl before TlintiksglvltiK, (save one In the central home economics department to auction oil us a HUIII- ey-miiklng project, kept flw; lo raise for tho liMO flock, and itswt four for her own family. She sold the birds at IB cents u pound and grossed SOS. She bought only $15 worth of feed lo start the birds. After Hint she fed them yellow corn, milk, ami green fcrd produced on the farm. She expects to build up ntiotlicr llock this year from the four hens ami one gobbler she kept. James bought. 100 chlokens lu Jnnunry and marketed them ius , , . . , , ..,„ broilers at. the UKG of seven weeks. ei-cd by work sheets since 1030. H t ^ must be signed by Mnrcli 31. or (1 , c clllc |sc . llis no iwyinent will be made under ^ h , m „ the 19<W conservation program. Mr. Pickren and Mr. Bums also Onc-hnlf ocrc of Mntglobc to- netted James $49.02. He reminded fanners of Mississippi | £0 id $80.47 worth of tomatoes ns County that March 31 Is the dead- ( gl . ce)1 TO1! ) S| B | U | |,| s cxp o nscs K line for applications for rccqn-1 ,,.„.,;>. stitution of farms under tlic ' program and is the deadline for applications for payment under the 1939 Agricultural. Conservation program. Reconstituted (arms arc farms on which boundaries have been changed due lo combinations Into larger units or split into smaller units. Applicalions for such rc- constitiitlou under the 1040 ,pro- firam must be filed in writing In tlie county office not later than Mnrch 31. James netted SG3.GO |[-oiu his swhic project. His sow furrowed 10 pljs In the spring, ami sis were told for breeding purposes for $30. The others were sold ns fat barrows in the fall. A pen of three took ! mule colt.i. Only recently ho sold five colts for $122 nplcce. Three had been foaled by his own marcs, and the other two hail been bought at weaning time for *5750 each; Mr, sinolc raises the colts chiefly on grass and lesiwdeza hay. Ford Tractor Operates Economically WITH FERGUSON SYSTEM ™ltl™.nf. ? ll '| chln » or '"inctiing mill implements Including Iho row in tiaht Ai .'","'!" mtmlle! rhlnk Dt i' lowl »» c « 5ll y «"* <i u "*'y li tluht places, clow to leiiccsl Ihlnk of being able to plow 28' wtdp H1 n»,irti 8 ° P S °< T lt r aI " moUc , nll > lloos "**>»»" «U PM*h£ With s, fingertip control of hydrnulically conliollcd v,hecl less Implements,, the new Lord 'Under Is nmnrliiBly e<is> to oneinlc In ploiing you set your plow depth at Is automntlcully maintained) lowei the plows by the fingertip control, raise them Ihc same way at the end of th> furrow. You won't believe Ilio tilings this new lord Tractor can do- untll you sec It working. COMB JN TODAY—Wfi'U, SHOW YOU SOMETHING! Prefers Mule Colts To Bale Of Cotton Raymond Elude, Independence county former, snys that lie tisn produce a mule colt on lil.s fnrin ns easily us he can produce u bnlo of cotton, mid Hint he realizes over twlcr ns much profit in do- JIIB so. Mr, Sliiole, who Is one of the trading livestock producei'ii In Independence county, keeps n number of cattle niul hogs, and for tlie jrast few ytnrs 1ms been rnls- flfth plncc at the Pine Bluff Feeder Calf Show and Sale, mm wns sold nt top mnrkct prices. The sow fan-owed ngnlu in October, raising six pigs vulued nt $25. LLIPS CO. Don Aycock, Siilcsmun 5lh & Wiilnut p hone RUNNINHWATER - • • .Seed Determine Quality The quality of Ihe canned vegetables which will be processed (his spring and summer by North Mississippi County farm wives, will be largely determined within tlic nest, few weeks, according to Miss Cora Lee Colcmiui, county home demonstration agent. The quality of scert which is planted will determine Ihc quality of the- vegetables, and no tetter vegetables can come out or the can than goes into it, experience has pi-oved. Miss Mary E. Longhead. Extension specialist, in foods and nutrition, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, stresses' the 'fact that canned vegetables of higher quality in flavor,' Icxture, appearance, and fcoti value will be obtained if the following standards for quality are observed in selecting varieties for planting. . ' Carrots of a deep yellow color mid In which a hard core docs not | form before it lias developed to f. suitable size arc most desirable for caniiing. In some varieUes of green beans, the-bean develops before the pod attains any size -while in other KEYSTONE ALFALFA SEEDS ALL KINDS FIELD SEEDS BABY CHICKS L, K. 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