The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 22, 1940
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PAGE SIX ' E fARK.) COUHIRR NEWS Published ' Every Fridrty In the | Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS - FEATURES FRIDAY, MARCH 22, lil-10 Enter the Plant-lo-Prosper Contests sponsored hy (he Courier News and Commercial Appeal, * Extra Awards Add To Interest In Plant- To-Prpsper' Contests Farmers tlivoughout, Mississippi County sii-e enthusiast 10 over plans of the Courier News for sponsoring Hie Pljuit- To-Prospcr contest in the cminlv. prices to be awarded county winners, along with the hoiwran' awards of (he Cowmercial Appeal, have added impetus to' the competition and it is Ijelieral that a'eoni'crlcd campaign for contestants Henry Lutes With Fair Award Winners will result in this county ill the Mid-South. IPor several years. Mississippi j Coi.'iily has won lhe enrollment trophy having again won (he honor in the 1939 contest by having 1113 entrants but this record may be broken this year by other' counties of Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi who are slriv- bie for the honor. To date 436 farm families in North Mississippi County have en- iered the contest. The figure for South Mississippi County Is not available nnd this should be u substantial number because of the Farm Security Association farm families in (hat part of lhe county who are expected to enter. Tile Courier News 1ms joined u'illi the Memphis-Commercial Ap- ppliUon with tlie liope of largest enrollment SHEETS I ''Vihl of 1321 Fanners Attend Meetings Where Program Discussed Educational meetings for farmer', held throughout Mississippi County during the past two weeks lo nc- quaint them with the AAA slgn- , up for 1D40 and nl the snino time | contest nud income and production of sufficient food and feed for home consumption. The SCO offered by the Courier News will swell to $3,080 In cash and valuable nierchnndise which will be given farm families In the four slates who make the best records. These additional cash prizes will cover contests for both white nnd negro farmers-and will be awarded as follows: $10 first prize and S5 second prize in the tenant division, each for whites and ne- groes; S10 first prize and $5 sec-, ond prize in (he farm operators division, eacli for whites and ne- groes. Winners of the contest in (he county will be awarded Plant To .Prosper Certificates of Honor, testl- lo their abilities as fanners, ill be invited to attend the Farm Ponim antl Plant. .Prosper Rally in Memphis next mber when sweepstakes win«ill be announced and state sneepstflkes jiites presented. A total of 1321 runners attended the meetings, where the work sheets tt'cro explained and distributed. The 835 work sheets signed are from n group of 2,138 farms which were the snmc ns'lnsl ycnr mid which nrc ready to be .signed up. There arc 355 farms covered by work shceis ns they were farmed In 1939 which will either hi: split into two or more farms or two or more farms combined under one work sheet. • The date for these (arms has been Iransmllted lo the state office <uid as soon as the approvement Is received, the allotments, both cotton nud. general, will lie scut to Hie operators of the fnrm as they will be operated in 10-tO. It has been announced by the AAA office and count^ extension agents. Government Pavmenl Of $1.50 Now Allowed For Each Farm Garden ! It Is difficult to believe but rec- , °r:lti in tile AAA office of North i Mississippi County show only 44 per cent of the farm families had *ri!etabie gardens in 1939. It is he- 1 tieved lhal. In many instances tile i family failed i o sllow lvliei . c a j home ijtmien was grown, but, this I will he the figure shown in the I 1.1-10 CCMS'US , It it difficult to grow a good garden without n definite plan of nlantliiR. according [o (he county i-jjenls who say (hat a |)lnn only for the sm-lnt! garden is not snfli- clent. The plan should show the garden in spring, in summer, and i Thomas '"J"' 1 ' . ' Ionian '(Medium). i lace loni! season crops in one Pcpners. Callfoniin end of tlie garden .so short .season crops may be replanted without, disturbing the others. Long season Henry Lutes with one of his line work mares aim a year-old coll as the test mare and coll in the livestock show at the'Mississippi Coumv Fair last" Semember" also won the blue ribbon In the colt show. ' QM'iunuii. These two animals won first "lionors Cauliflower. Dry ivonther. Celery. Golden SclMllanchlng. Oleriac, Ciianl Prague, | Sweet Corn, Early Adams (VE) ; Golden Hiiniam (R 1, Whlpples |Yellow (El. , Cucumber. While spine. Long Cirr-nn. Davis Perfect. Canlaloupe, Hnle's Best, Pollock 10-25. Hearts of Gold. New York Purple, . Ulnek Beauty. K«Ir>. Siberian Blue Green (FVill) Dwarf Scotch. Curled (Spring) Kohlrabi, Enrly White Vteiina F»>-)v purple Vienna. Leek. American Pia«. London Flag. Loltuce, Grand rtapids (Loose-leaf kinds), Simu.son ilcosn-lear kinds), Dig Boston 'llPndiiKf sort). Mustard. Southern Giant Curled. < Ol-ra, While Velvet, Dwarf fjrcen. I T ' T MWiT Onioti seed, yellow Globe Dan- vc'-s. Peixe Taker, Red Wcalhers- fiel.) Yellow Uermitdn. Onion plants. Priuetnker, Tlerinuda, Onion Sets. White Glove <" ! lobe, Dnnvers. JHrslev. Double Curled. Parsnips, Hollow Crown. Garden Peas. (jardtiiB |)!iblicity pro-Tarns for the extension deparl.nenu Uuras. agricultural a'40111.1- It W ScJiroeder, (heir assistant, and Miss Cora l.oe Colemnn and Miss rnra Klnciild, home demonstration Yelloiv ' ? in(ls Registered Hogs Pay Him Dividends OSCEOLA. Ark., Mar. 22.-Snm H. C'oais. Osccolii farmer, believes there is money in growing registered Duroe-Jer.sey hoe.-.. In IMS Mr. Coats started his herd with six gilts and a male. Since- that time he lias sold more than $iioo worth of gilts to Mis neighbors for breeding purposes Recently he increased his herd to 30 brood sows, lie will Inve around 100 pi»s weaning size by June 1 Most of these will ue sold to his neighbors for foundation slock. •*!''• CoaU lias " is f(irm equipped with modern equipment and plans to stay In the business even though the price of hogs is low. He bclbvts there will continue to be a demand lor the type of hogs he ir, producing. ' - - Wonder iSweet. Lous Red Cheyenne (Hot) Potatoes, Irish Cobbler (Med- -a "•» •• ..iiv,*". *-*\jn£ .j-vnouji itijii), Bliss TYiuiiipli {Btirlvt T onk crops are cabbage, tomatoes, onions, out Mountain (Lnlc) " ' parsnips, pepper, cggplimt. squash, Radishes, Scarlet Globe While muskmclons, -•-•- -••---• CajMivc lions, ullhoiigli not well muscled like those living in the wild state, develop more beautiful munss. The colt The rudder of Mary weighs 140 the liner tons. Queen Din-Ins live : Eyfptinn depression of 333 A. D., wheat sold for $2500 a bushel. [7 ' ' "Five-Year Beaulification Program Is Undertaken ,'Sevcral of our local home demonstration club members are adopting the five-year community beanll- fication program," soys Mrs. B. A Busg, county yard improvement chairman. There is also a contest which many of the home demonstration club members are enteriiiH The winners of this contest will be given' prizes for the best improvement shown on small or extensive programs. Now is the time to enter, as there arc several prizes, a list o/ which will be published later. Anyone who wishes to enter should see Mrs. Bu?g at the earliest dale possible. The local home demonstration clubs also have a highway plan which they are endeavoring to carry out", whereby an effort is being made to improve lhe apnoarniiccs of our highways Tlie Five Year Community BCA'U- tifieation Prosram Is as follows- First year—The first year's'work is to consist largely in fundamcn-. , lals. or In removing and cleaning J get down to the foiiadation and I *ctual needs, as cleaning uu. tcar- tm» down re-arrnneint. removing F relocating of bullfiln^s, sulks road-' } *§>s drives. fences, .stations, 1 Churches, schools, creek beds "ins [ stores and the like. ° Premralion or permanent wcll- I ,thpught-out plans for homps churches, schools, stations, gins and other necessary conditions so lhal the work may best be divided and arranged in ordpr to avoid unrecc-s- Mry. work that will need to be discarded after n season or two is advisable. These plans should in so 'ar as possible, consider all present nnd anticipated needs as to «-,iks drives, yards, roads, outbuildings of the individual home acrt aLso need to consider tlie .same with re- Sccotid year—A continuation of clean up work, patntiivj. repairing snd general fixing u u ti,a( may remain from the previous season, or Dial has accumulated In (he off- season should be maintained. Grading, sodding, imprnvcmenl of walks, drives and foundations should be done nnd shade trees sboultl be secured and maintained. Foundation or base planllnps should be made. 'The average home will be in n uositlon to be planted and use of native plant material where available nnd suitable is desirable. Plant exchanges may .serve lo nroviclc n wider distribution of sntKfaclnrv .specimens. At times cverarcens nnd oilier types may be secured from nurseries nt aUrncllrc prices. Even- home should hove a vear nroimd plnntlnc as .soon ns rin- vcnlcnt. Cuttings from tlu> first year will be available for olinlin» nnrt a drying and service van! "IvouM be'developed. Screen giant, ings should be done and com<nu- nitv activities continued. Develop- should be mndc of oicnic erouurts, meeting nlncr-;. cleaning roadsides, fence rows, elc. j Third j-eir—Clean no, i>ai"t vm. Walks, drives, sod. uurlsrnlniunq v.ork should be done. Foundation planting, shade trees, sown I'lnnt- in».s (trellises, bedsc. 1 :. ,-mrl bouudarv plantines fhoiilrl done. There should be o borders, beds, flowers, rose . and ro3(l"'«vs bo mowed and cuts sodded. Fourth vear — FEBTILIZEB HELD Lutes Family Finds Mares Make Reliable Work Stock Counly Agents Point To Various T y p e s Used Successfully E. H. Burns and J. j. plckrcn. county asrlcullural agents. In dl.s- cusslni,' fcrtlllMi- for cotton, said lliat al lhe present cotlon prices, fertiliser can be made lo return a profit on most every soil, type' in' Mississippi county. The kind and amount of the fertilizer (hat should be applied will depend upon the productiveness of the soil, they added. In general, however, the '• Mule.s, i animal.'; tile most familiar work n the South 'for many generations, nrc not popular on tlie Lutes farm. Wily? Because Henry Lutes and his five sons are smurt enough to know that marcs will do Just as good work and in addition can be used for breeding purposes lo produce horse and mule colls for work .slock. Mr. Lutes and his SOIIB, chnrlle Clyde, Harry, Walter and Jim Henry, operate Ihcir 574-acre place four miles south of Oljrthevlllc'on Highway 61. and since 1934" have been cxucrliiiciulng with the plan of using mares instead of mules According to Charlie Lutes, tlie ekl- ni. \ HUUUll. Ill ^tlMUlUl, «->.i....c. -.u WLkiuiii; LtHHJt), I,I1C tltl- t soils of Mississippi j cs( - S011 . 'lie plan lias proved highly county ivlll respond to a fertilizer : silli s f f>cloj-)' ns well as profitable, that will .supply ->4 to 32 pounds I At Present ilicrc nr<; 22 mares in of nitroeen, 32 lo 48 pounds of i tllc Lules hc|lf l <i»d 30 mule nnd phosphoric ncld nnd lo to 50 pounds ' llolso colts 0( various ages from of Dotasli per acre. ! °" c to two years old. These mares The .source of the fertilizer and ! tio mosl ot thc cultivating on Hie method of amillcailon will depend ri)rl ». hut two tractors are used to largely on Ihc conditions found on the Individual farm. Some farmers will find il most convenient to buy the fertilizer materials separately and home-mix them, according lo Charles p. Sim moils. Extension agronomist. breaking, discing and other heavy work. These marcs :jire practical farm animals of lhe big bone type. They contain some blood of the Belgian and Perclieron breeds, but old they arc "broken" lo work and are cither sold, traded or put >to work with the other animals. there's plenty of work to be done, too, for more than 200 acres of the fnrm is planted to cotton, tlie other in corn, liny ,-iiul other Iced crops and pastures. Lust September the Lutes stables in the livestock building at the Mississippi CoinUv Fair here attracted considerable attention. Tlieir horses and calls won u big share of the blue ribbons In various classes and they will probably have more fine animals to show again tins year. Mr. Lutes and his sons also go in for cattle raising, although not, on an elaborate scale. They are now preparing u, market H fat steers averaging about 900 pounds each. The .steers arc mixed white faced Herefords and Htack Poles and have been fattening all winter At tills time they are being .stall fed to pin mem in prime condition before being taken to the Memphis market within ( , few days Their herd also includes about 40 »ood heifers. watermelons, muskmclons, cucumbers and sweet potaioes. Short season crops are radishes, beans. Irish potatoes, onion sets, lettuce, beets, turnips, mustard, spinach and i»as. Plan definitely for the fall garden. Select a plot of ground that may be kept fallow (clean cultivated) through the summer months, starting in la'tc June or early July. Cultivation will keep down the weeds and conserve moisture planting lime in lale August, This is one way of insuring moisture for germination and growth of the fall garden. Make I™,,, tlif* Pnolnn iitvwItisKi «i «ii a. oiuiii. ' ""•" . "-"i-j-u^i irijiit. Icicle. Rhubarb. Linneaiis selected rcots. Satisfy, Long Wliite French Mammoth Sandwich Is Spinach. King or Denmark (Spring). Princess Juliana (Spring) Norfolk Savoy of Bloomsdale (Fall) Squash, Early Wliite Bush. Summer Crookneck, Fordliook (Late) Sweet Potato, Nancy Hall, Porto Rico. Swiss Cliard. Giant Lucillus. Tomatoes. Bonny Best (Early) Gulf State Market (Early), Pritchard (Early, wilt resistant), Mar- globe (Medium, wilt resistant) (late). the garden produce no mi nines > . during the growing season This j rumi l )s ' Purple Top Milan, white can be done through two methods c (lnte) - White Egg, Louse Ijotli of which should be used- Froof - Give your Lawn planting nnd a variety .succession of crops. Plant at intervals of 10-H days in spring and in fall—beets, carrots, radslhes. lettuce, mustard, spinach, and turnips. Plant at intervals of 10-14 days throughout season _ corn and snap beans This year is Die first time a fnnn family has been offered the government payment of $1.50 for each Harden grown. One unit of $150 will be paid for each home garden whether grown by landlord, tenant, or sharecropper.' There must be at least, one-fourth acre of garden (Uusli). Make two plantings in j for e -ich family, but not less than " IK 10 days apart and two °»e-lent!i acre for each member plantings in full—English peas. For variety of crops n garden should have a leafy vegetable, available throughout the growing season. Varieties of vegetables have been grown successfully which lln . are somewhat trimmer than the v i.,, n ,.-- , u.iu'.'.n.iiM Uni- ' «°'»'en«oiial draft horses. They are usllol!> nrc always welcome at i-ersllv Of Arkansas Collesp of Aeri- stri <% work slock and are not bred I .'!'' accort »"S <°- Mr. Lutes culture.-Other funnel's should liuv ' for (he s - ld(l lc. In, !l " vone '"'crested in sec^ Oic fertilisers ready-mixed, and still I Both horse nud mule colts are ! L i ]L '""""I nlHl otller «"'m»ls other farmers m , v bliv or mly a fa keel by the Lutc.s family, As soon I S ° ftt "" y """•'• low nltvoscn fertilizer lo be au'ilied | ns "" cn| ls become about two years ' before plnntliH' to be followed by « i "" "" — - , sidn rtrr.«i,H. IO|!Cn ns !l ' f^ e ' lMl "st''ntion Club One-nit fiav Read cxiurlcr New,, u-ani. long period of time and are recommended are: Asparagus, Mary Washington; bush beans, strintjlcss green pod puicil-pod wax, full measure. Pole beans. Mammoth horticultural. Kentucky Wonder. Bush lima beans, Henderson's, Burpee's. Pole lima beans,-Leviathan. Beets. Crosby's Egyptian, Early Detroit. Brusscl sprouts, Long Island improved. of the family. The garden shall be planted in one piece of ground and in production throughout the year. At least io different vegetables that ! " nlsL bc Produced. Adequate pro- over | lotion from livestock must be pro- f vided. The soil must be properly ! plowed and worked before seeding and must be kept free of weeds nnd in a good stale of cultivation after planting. An effort must, be made to control insect iieats. County Agents Attend Little Rock Meeting Agricultural and home demon----•—• stratlon ngenLs of Mississippi Cabbage. Golden Acre (E), Jer- J County went to Little Rock today scy Wakefield (E), Copenhagen for a conference tomorrow of all Market (M), Danish Ball Head ; extension agents In Arkansas re- HUBBARO HARDWARE CO. Phone 32 "Quality, Variety and Value" Cnn-ots, Chnntenay, Danvers Half Long. Collards, Oeorijin. common or spe.-t to community buildings and In addition due attention should be given to the location of the year around gard™. orchard pastures, dairy, noultry. liozs. sheep and other activities that together ' ' Additional things that should be done are establishing the grade locating the drives and walks pre-' paring and sodding the lawn 'plac '"F i?,. rtmnfl ° u °< v "im<ler the house establishing cutting beds to provide shrubs (Spirea, Golden Bell Hoses, etc.) and producing color and something desirable. Annuals • no doubt will need to be used t« m Pjrarlly as a foundation planting the first year. Joint community . v *o."*lng on public plac&s, churches, • IS"?! 8 J" 1 ? °* er public buildings . ; ,,sftoutd be done. Shade trees should be chostn and located. vl«cs>. .ill bo three previous years' activities. D?- vHonmciit ot year around Inviis. Addition of a few evcrfrwns to the foundation ulantin^s. Dnvclonmeni of accessories such os bird baths, lilv pools, bird houses, rock gardens, outdoor furnishi"«s. Develop roadsides attractively. Furthercom- K«l\l«;n I'V'fcilf should c, 1 " * " y ui?. A power tnorbnd of aimh'ins; the fertiliser imdi-r must conditions. liOB-ewr. is nl (he sum- timr of o'nBUne. w-llh fhe f<. r iiu /n . i wi , K iilaccd in iinrrcm- liniuk annroxl- inalrJv •>', liifhes on both .sld-v of tllO SfPfl ro\v .,,,,( Jl : ; J o 2 il|r>l| 0 < v^elov- II,.' level of Ihn c|.,v) p.-rlitll 7"'- rtWributoix for t',ir nictho;! of aimllcalicn, ,„•,, nV niii<Wi'. On soils kno'vn to br- dcfis-ieul lu ixil^ii and where rust is n serious nroWr-m. evlrn notnsh is rcc- Mnrn .Ir(T|| c ,| rPWUl- ninulnHnii, nnrl ti>e ri-^ilu of col- of jVrkinsas Co1tv"« nf ACTl- can be obtained in the nouucccl. ! To fov "Potluck'' Lunch°on Thr North Mk«K« Council of Homp '"i'liil Onnntv Deinonstratio-.i Assistant Extension Director Here Thursday H. E. Thompson of Little Roc!- i assistant slate extension direcior: of Arkansas, had a conference \vjih i county agricultural and home <l mi . onstration agents here yesterday Enroute lo Little Rock tnmi Jonesboro. Mr. Thompson m s i j I O. Pullcrton, district asriculuiral i asent. here for lhe conference. i v enterprises. Fifth year—Continuation of nil previous activities. Devotonment of < •-> —- 'wc^orlef.. hokliiit of community l tional ch:ilrmcn days to attract former residents if cllss " 1Kl ""' " (XKsible. no home at this time should be vmpainted. not uiv.lcr- with swept yards. Drives walks should be well kept ^ c » c «/nd buildings in good repair'. Relief Clients Jolted From Languid Life TOLEDO. O. (OP)-Cliarles Harrison, languid relief client, pluiiu-1 for the police patrol to take i mn to relief headquarters -so hr <ou1il i>lacc Ills order. Judge Paul Alexander sentem-rd con at the Blyihevlllc Wonnn's I seiitcncc whcn'luf arrived 1 ^ 1 "!?.' club house SiUuvdav. March ;10. j only after He had promise ', Pieccdhu, the meohn, all rrcrea- court to come and get 1.1"^,', will meet to dls- and to quit phoning for - w i T » Inns for the Home i transportation, '' The telescopic goldfish begins ife with normal eyes. The curious clescope-shaped eyes, which wake , J ? *? valuable . somellme develop at all. s do ,,°"' , of <! « automobiles stolen' L^ 3 don durl "8 a recent year,! >OS2 n;ere subsequently recovered.' Cotton SccA STONEVILLE 2B Ex[«-iim«nl station Terts Monty Value Cotton Tot M» or yon Pliont ^7 I'rove It To Be Besl MisslBslpyi Conuly « » United supply or ikcsc seed which avc llrst ycir from r .oncvlHe ^ B b«tt(h( ddtct Irom lhe breeder. Jl w«t grown rms »nd its purltj Is injured by special siipcrrlston aim sut,- Jt, in punting, picking and Blunlng. nuy obtain these dellnlcd seed tot S2.MI ptt hundred. RED TOP GIN Noith 01 Hijhw»y Blue Ribbon Rebuilt Tractors Fully Guaranteed \Vc liavc several of all makes and models which have been (r;ulcd-in on Hie hew Fannall Tntetors. This i-s your opportunity .to secure an excellent tractor at a great saving-. Complete Line of Rebuilt Equipment INCLUDING: Plows—Disk Harrows—Culliva(ors— Middle Busters—I'lantcrs. Let Us Appraise Your Truck For a Trade on One of Our Lale Model Rebuilt Trucks Liberal Trade- In and International Easy Paymonl Plan DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 S. 2nd Phone 802 I pirns -No Substitute for QUALITY? See Byrum for the Finest Garden and Field Seeds WHAT DO YOU NEED IN THE ' HARNESS LINE? You'll ('„,(! j t here. Our slock of harness is ,tne most complete in Ulytheville. Keystone Fencing Tltc famous fence ^Yilh the red lop for Garden and Field . . . also Kleclric Fences. PAUL BYRUM 132 East Main—Blylhevilte Hi.

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