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f AGE SIX BT/TTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEB J FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 19<IO Published. Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS - FEA7URES Enter the Plaut-lo-Prospcr Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. Enrolling Date For Plant-To-Prosper Extended To May 1 With expiration of the enrollment <Me extended to Mai' 1, plaiis are being made by sponsors of tlie Plant To Prosper Contest in Mississippi County to greatly incraise the county's enrollment in the hope of winning the enrolment trophy of the entire Mid-South for Hit; second consecutive year. * •Last year, Mississippi County had j lion agents. Mr. Plckrcn and Mis;; 1779 : farm families to enter the Coleman arc In charge of the contest which topped records of north portion of Ihe county and any county hi Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi or Tennessee. This year, only approximately 1000 have signed up. 'That Ihe county contest this yenv is by far the most attractive of any year is evidenced by tlie unusually substantial prir.es to be awarded winners. In past years, winners ol the county 'competition have received trips to • Memphis where they were guests at the annual Plant To Prosper Forum and Banquet, certificates of merit and a right lo compete in the state and MidSouth cpntests for which handsome cash prizes were given. • , Tills ye.ar, Ihe Courier News will also present cosh prizes totaling $60 to winners of the county contests and several large plantations have oUercd money awards lo their tenants who will make the best records In a contest within n coil- test. The Commercial Appeal has also increased Its awards with a total of $3660 in' cash and valuable merchandise to be given by the t»o newspapers. -The ..contest, sponsored by the Memphis Commercial Appeal to increase interest in the livc-at- hijhie program of the extension departments for MidSouth farmers, has simple rules which may be learned by communicating with the county; extension agents. •While'the Plant To Prosper contest Is for white families, there is a,similar contest for negro farmers of Mississippi County and the Mid- South;-which is held In conjunction with this competition. The Courier News is also giving the same amount of prizes to negro farmers for .winners in their contest Last week more than 200 neijro farm families in the county had entered the contest and tills number is expected to be increased substantially before the enrolment Is closed May 1. . The contest is no complicated program, which requires extra time from the farni work, it lias been pointed out It Is simply a program »hlch should-be used to get the most put of farm life during 1940. Suggestions for diversified crops are offered along with live-at-home, soUyconservation, honie Improvement and special projects'programs to-not only make the contest interesting but to improve living conditions for the-10,009 farm families in Misslwlppl County. There are contests for tenants aiid landowners with prizes In each division: In charge of the contest in Mississippi county are Jim J. pickren and E H Burns, county farm agents; Misses Cora Lee Coleman and Inez Kincald, home demonstra- Mr. Brims and Miss Kincald Ihe soulh portion, Also taking part In the contest will be officials of the Farm Security Administration. In the negro contest, A. S. Harabin is In clinrge. Feeding Some Of 800 Hens At Mullins Farm Managers Of Several Big Farms Offer Improvement Awards in Thai large farm operators Mississippi county arc- eager lo liave their tenants improve their living conditions is shown in the IntcreMl which several of these op- orators are taking In the 1940 Plant. To Prosper contest for this county which Is being sponsored Jointly by the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Courier News. Prizes totaling $150 in cash will Shop At Cotton Counter, Insists Farm Home Agent North Mississippi Comity housewives, can play a very important part in Increasing the home consumption of cotton and to Insure ft mate stable market for the county's principal cash crop by doing much of their spring and summer shopping at the cotton counter, says Miss Cora Lee Coleman, homis demonstrnlion agent. In discussing materials for spring and summer dresses, Miss Sue .Marshall, Extension specialist in clothing a.id household arts, University ol Arkansas College of Agriculture, •*iys that many of the new cotton fabrics on the market this season .ire improved varieties of old favorites that not, only wear and wash Finds 'Easy Money' In Raising Calves n. E. Jcsticc. Yell county farmer, .says that the $930 lie made in J!Ki<J Irom the calves from .'i7 head ol cov.'s was "the easiest money I have ever made on the farm." Mr. Jesticc- lias 30 ncres of les- iieza meadow on his farm near Havana. Thai furnished all the feed for wintering the cows; and 60 acres of Bermuda. Icspedeza, and bur clover pasture did the rest. Mr. Jcstli-i! sold 30 culvcx in October at an average of $31 each. "This meant a little more tlm:i SJU per acre income, with no expenses to be deducted," he said, H would have tnken GO bales of cotton to clear $930 in 1939, It is estimated, and to produce this much cotton in the Havana community a farmer would probably hnve to plant 180 acres. Mrs. E. s. Mullins of the Shady lane community | s shown in the above pictui-e fccdTn» a small portion of her flock of 800 While l-eghorn liais. " Some 5,000 Acres Already Planted To Cotton In County It's crop planting time in Mis- ._„ ... sissippi County. With Ihc nmnylUian a small one. yet Ihe income .snows of the past several months I from this source is proiwrtlonntcly Daily Average 01 350 Eggs i Marketed By E. S. Mullins! Many years of experience in raising chickens for egg production have taught Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Mullins Uia'L n large Hock Is very little more trouble to care for valuable aid lo Ihe farmer In higher, enriching his already good soil, a number hnve started thch- cotton nnd corn planting after having put in mast of their pastures and alfalfa to be planted this year. Of the 18,000 acres of cotton to be grown in the county, approximately 5000 acres is already in the ground, having been planted by those farmers who like to have unusually early maturing cotton. Most of tlie cotton will be planted within the next few weeks, according to J. J. Plckteii and E. 11. Burns, county extension agents. Of the 150.000 acres of corn to be grown here, 20,000 acres have already been planted of the early varieties while most of the farmers plant a later variety which will begin Its life within the coming few weeks. The 40,000 acres of soybeans signed up for this year yet ' will The Mtilllns now have a flock of approximately 800 white leghorns at their farm In the Shady Lnnc community southwest of Blylhcvlllc where they have lived for the past six years. That's n pretty good steed flock, but aside from the necessity of housing and Mrs. Mullins feel that, providing more feed have not adequate Mr. and 11 much smaller number of chickens, sny 300 or -400, would require jtisl as much .'attention and would yield a great (real less eggs. Another thing Mr. and Mrs. Mullins have decided about, raising eggs for the innrkct is that the chickens fnre better when they nrc allowed to lay only a normal number of eggs without the high pressure methods employed by some producers who burn lights in the hcu houses early in the morning first and started the flock, adding to the number from year to year. Other types of poultry have also teen raised by this couple. They once had n nock of 260 fine bronze turkeys, but experienced difficulties with these fowls which caused them to abandon turkeys except on n small scale. They now have only Will V I S 1 t Communities If' Ulging Farm * ""'I P II t enrollment In test, it has been announced by John I, G. Hoyt Jr., of Loachvllle, manager. A prize of $75 will be given for firs' honors; $50 for second, and $25 for third, so enthusiastic are tenants on these farms in Western Mississippi county that every tenant has entered the competition. Long advocates of the live-at- home program taught by the extension agents, the B. C. Land Company's ' officials have heartily endorsed the 1940 contest plans for the county and listed their contest for the first "contest within a contest." The ten. Their poultry yard also Includes a number of ducks and (J , , • geese, but none of these are raised ™ '"" teachers and others inter- cited In the 1940 contest, sponsored .- Rechtln Farms, leaders in i the contest for several years and 1 whose tenants have won MidSouth Winners of past Plant To Pros- ?,?% "'Y^'",""T' prlMS ° f per Contests in Mississippi county, * ,^ * f ,, J" - ^ ,' , ' SCC ° nd extension agenls, vocational agri- ™1 ™ r l p ^ s ', ! l lws bce " an ~ scale chickens. comparable with the by the Courier News and Commercial Appsal, will visit communities farm produeUs if MLssisslppI Conn- Ml|1Ilns ' far| methods were discarded- on the ty as years. it has done for several some time ago and I Hie chickens are allowed to lead Most of the pastures are already I" no ™ nl llfc " lth ™ l * the stlm- n «fi.rt ,HM, '„.„,, «f (>,„ v_l l!l 'i s of n good grade of laying for feed, light airy houses nnd a minimum of "crowding." The Mullins flock produces a - -- m'L, planted with some of manent and some of the 25.000 acres planted during the past month in temporary pastures. . The 40,000 acres of alfalfa which dally average of 350 eggs and these Mississippi County farmers have | are brought, to town twice a week. planted this year'Is-already growing wlfh only 500 acreage sowed this year and the remainder planted i» past seasons for this almost permanent crop. Ihese 435,000 acres of the principal farm crops will be augmented b5 f crops from many vegetable gardens, vegetables grown for tlie canning factory, orchards and a few scattered acreages of other products. Smoking was called ••drinking" by early English tobacco users. SPECIAL! : 1-Model WC-AC TRACTOR With busters, disk harrow, planters and cultivators. Tractor completely overhauled artd rill the equipment iu A-l condition. ; 1-Model 'B' John Deere TRACTOR I • Completely reconditioned. Has both rubber and steel wheels. A real buy. See it while you can. BE SURE TO GET OUR PRICES 0/V THIS EQUIPMENT BEFORE YOU BUY! REBUILT TRUCKS 2 Liberal Trade-in and "- International Easy Payment Plan f DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. to supply retail stores, hotels, restaurants ami other miantlty buyers. The eggs, being uniform in size nnd quality, command n good price, aud give Mr, and Mrs. Mullins n neal profit for their efforts. Of course, egg production is only a sideline with them on their 480- acrc farm which produces colton. corn, hay and other crops. The flock has ben built up from year to year since the Miillins moved to Ihis section from near Ilatlles- rjvirg. Miss., their former home. They bought 250 baby chicks at J within Ihe next two weeks to make special efforts to enroll more families. While Ihc goal is to again win the enrolment trophy given to tlie county of the MidSouth having the largest number of farm families I enter the competition, the aim is \f> also have as many farmers as fiosslble to reap the benefit of this program, it has been pointed out. of these meetings, at Make Slip Covers To Aid Family Purse iVfrs. Cop.lne BInckwolI and Mrs. \V. Leonard Smith, of Armorel, say that one of the most profitable days they ever spent was when they attended the local leaders training class, when Miss Sybil Bates. Extension specialist in Home - , , , t , , ,,, , Industries. University of Arkansas. ^ Cl \l nf" ", r u^ "'T" T uakin 9.'' er '" e contest is fully explained. King w|11 be ])el( j tonight at ly^t, cane. •' ••, Farmers of the Box Elder corn- inspired lo nnmlty are to meet next Tuesday, noimced by Roy Little, manager of the farms which lie a short distance northwest of Blytlieville. All of the 37 tenants are already enrolled with most of them having participated in other years Several other large operators are shru^^a" cornering similar contests, it te finish" Ghvgham' th' All judging will be done by the Plant To Prosper judges for Mis| sissippi County at the same time all entries are judged. slip covers. Mrs. Blaokwcll was learn to make slip covers better |.^ . •. I • ",-, *••-..• ,, t> ,,,- JUj V11V.JI. ut -UJdwvvillt'I IVIil than her neighbors and to do this "rifeer 1 next" Friday, -April 19- with work commercially, when some Both of .these to be at the 'school member of the dub snid, "I would at vso P m •sot mnke a slip cover for a divan ' Leachvil'e's farmers will meet for $ D .oo.' immediately these two Saturday afternoon, 1 o'clock, April women sad, "Well, we will learn 20, at a central place to be nn- how to make your covers and those nouuccd later of your neighbors." i , oosnell farmers will meet Tues-: Since the demonstration last Fall (Jay, April 23, 7:30 o'clock, at the these two club women'have made school; Dogwood Ridge will have slip covers for 32 living rooms. In some homes they go aud stay two days, making the covers for the dlyan and then teaching the housewife how lo finish the chair. Recently Miss Bates returned to the county and held a demonstration on upholstering and repairing old chairs, and other furniture. Mrs. Blackwell and Mrs. Smith brought to this meeting an over- whlch they hail made slip covers and asked Miss Bates lo criticize their workmanship. Miss Bates gave Its meeting Thursday night, April 2o, at the community club' house ill 7:30 o'clock, and Rocky will have Its meeting Friday. April 26. 7:30 p.m. at the srhool. : \. . •England's smallest Inn is In'a village 'near Dorchcsler. Several centuries old, it consists 'of a' single room 15 by 11 feet..'.. . . Ihein some excellent 'advice but highly complimented their workmanship. • - -. » , i I ,. . Matches first were sold the name of "Lucifcrs." Denim, once a heavy, stiff, dark fabric for wen's overalls, Is on the market this year in a soft texture and many plain colors and stripes for women's street and sports wear. The new soft denim keeps the good qualities of the old-time fabric. It washes well, does not shrink, wears well, and costs little, it is said. Seersucker, another utility fabric of grandmother's day now on the market in a fine soft weave, is appearing in everything from evening dresses lo bathing suits and 'Children's rompers. Seersucker, iho extension specialist points out, is a labor-saving fabric becavise it needs little or no ironing, it Is ideal for traveling because it does not wrin- -•cit' from packing or wear. Still another old fabric smarter and more' comfortable than ever tills year is gingham. Once n sturdy workaday cotton clolh. gingham is raw sheer and soft and makes some of the most fashionable tailored clothes for summer. The more expensive new ginghams are prc- crease-iesistant i-s year come in dark and light plaids as well as In many cool checks and plain colors. 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