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SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1040 Published Every Friday In the Interest of Fnrm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS- FEAJURES Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Conner News and Commercial Appeal. Plant-To-Prosper Enrolement Pushed Throughout Countg S ?? excellent enrolment ra ™rd already nik-d n . efforts to enroll a . lie hi wo no , ' -' South ' ) " t ;il ™ lo ™eh those families ne itfnn i J lei "'" ctl t)ml l>»rfici|)iUion in tlie com- • farm fnmilles were isoi com plete today, Jt !s known (hlU n least 9CO have entered the compc tUion, including about 300 Farm Security Administration farm famines, and the negro extension .agents Imve enrolled 1505 families •to make n grand total of more than 2400. i n 1935, Mississippi county won the prize with nn enrolment of 1779, of which SOU wen- negroes, ljut a number of other -counties are attempting to teat this record. In North Mississippi county a series of meetings are being 'held . baforc the expiration dale—May 1 —to enroll those who liavc not vet . definitely decided lo follow (lie live-at-hamc proKrnm. In a meeting at Box Elder Tucs- •day nlghl, 21 of the 02 farmers enrolled that night and others way Join Inter. The meeting, scheduled for last night, at Brown ,was rained out. Wit it will be held sometime before (he period expires. J. J. Pickren, comity agricultural agent, salt) today. . . Winners of the contest in oilier years and vocational teachers in schools are cooperating with the extension agents, who arc in charge of the contest, In presenting the true story of Ihe contest at Ihcse meetings.. Tonight, one will b2 held at. Boynton, at 6 o'clock, and at Blackivater at 7:30 o'clock, while Salnrday, there will be a meeting at Ihe B. C. Land Company warehouse at 1 p.m. . Meetings for next week arc as . follows: Tuesday, Oosnell school; Wednesday,' Pan-been school; Thursday, Dogwood Community House; Friday, • Rocky, school—all at 7:30 p.m. Any one caring to enter the contest; which is simply ti program of farm diversification, home im- FflEE HSU Testing Of Cat lie For Bangs Disease Closes On May 2 Final tree testing of cattle for Mississippi County farmers In Ihe next several years will be done before May 2, II has been 1111- r.ounced by J. J. Plckren, county agricultural ngent. Dr. Ooorgc irothmrm, veterinarian from the Bureau of Animal Industries. Washington,- U. c., will spend next Tuesday and Wednesday In the county for Ihe purpose of making Tuberculosis and Bangs Disease lesls mi dairy cattle and will return April 29 for three days to make tests on beef cattle. Arranging of the schedule for 'estln^r the dairy cattle has been completed but the schedule for lesiing beef cattle will be announced later, according (a Mr. Pickreiv who Ls arranging the project. Any farmers whose cows Imve ....... u*, vi^jj^uuud, HUjlIt.' I»l~ ill. UUMlt'li, ,i.\iU pill provemcnt and food conservation, Dairy, 4 p.in,; Michai may write the county extension j p.m.; .Clayton's Dairy, lot been tested are urged to lake advanlage of tills opportunity which is without, clpst, u lvn s pointed out by the courtly agents Mr. Pickren and E. H. Burns. The schedule for dairy cattle is as follows: Tuesday—Halsell's Dairy at Promised Land, 7:30 am.- Joe Craig's Dairy. 10 a.m.; 'Karl Green's Dairy, n a.m.; Dickinson's Dairy, 1:30 p.m.; Robertson's Dairy " JO p.m.; Brittain's Michael'.'; Dairy, 5 at Oosncll. agents at Osceola or Dlythevitle. Prizes for the Mid-South total $3600 and valuable merchandise, wnlie the Courier News is giving cash prizes of 500 and individual farm operators arc also offering awards. j p.m.;. Clayton's Dairy, a p.m. Wednesday—Tompkins' Dairy of Csccols. 9 a.m.; Lewis' Dairy of Osceola, n a.m.; Cole's Dairy of Wilson, 1:30 p.m.; Pnught's Dally 1:30 p.m. Cooler Crop Judging Team Ranks First .' COOTER, Mo., Apr. 10.—Supt. Jack Wimp has received the announcement that T. A. Haggard's Vocational Agriculture team of Cooler High School won first place in the district crop Judging contest held at Cape Girardeau Saturday, April 12, when they competed ..with approximately 50 other teams throughout tiie stale of Missouri. The Coottr team which is composed of Calvin McClurc, Law- rence Herrell, James Pinzicr and Alvln Hawkins will represent the state of Missouri ai the Mid-South Pair In Memphis in September where they will compslc with the state champions of Tennessee, Ar- knnsas and Mississippi. Tile con- tost included the ju<lgln<i of potatoes and ' corn, classing- cotton find identifying 50 different crop and garden seeds. Mr. Haggard hns been instructor of Ihe Cooler Agriculture department for two years and during that time they have won many honors, Pereheron, Belgian Mares Replace Mules As Work Stock ENOLMEIT II LBE-ff 500 families in the 1930 contest TJierc- are about 4500 negro farm families in Ihe county but many are day laborers who arc ;iot enable to enter. It is estimated thai between 2500 and 3000 families are Trolly-six of the fine Pereheron and Belgian mares which C . M. Abbott will use to replace mules us vnrl, '„*,„ , -f 11 "" New bolt Is shown ut the left of the picture l>okllii|> one of the teams wlilch we biiw h™ n a*Imah ,11ns year. Mr. Ab- HS.ncn.fnr,,, in F.'.l lake which Mr. Abbott homesta.d in Toi "* * rOUn " "'" "" y lhh 1>icl " re w « »'> Find Mares Superior As Ail-Around Farm Animals C. M. Abbotl, one of Ihe most successful farmers In this section of the county, has undertaken an experiment this year which he believes will enable him to realize u much higher profit from Ihe por- Uon of his land token out of cotton production through the gov- crmncul program. In brief, Mr. Abbott's system is to use marcs Instead of mules for work stock. The mares will produce mule colts which will be raised and fed with corn, hay and other feed crops grown on the 60 per cent of hts land which cannot be pill In cotlon. After the mule colts "re two years old they will replace the mares as work animals and aflcr Ihe young mules have worked one season Ihey will be sold and K new bunch of two-year- olds will be broken to work.. Tills means (he marcs will be retired the Ihlrd yenr except for breeding purposes, each year producing a new crop of mule colts. This method will give Mr. Abbott an annual income from the sale of three-year-old mules which will Imve been raised at no actual expense except feed. In effect, tills will be simply ii more profitable means of utilizing those surplus feed crops. Heretofore, Mr. Abbott has worked mules, bill lie has now dtajioiiecl of all of his mules and has 4U fine Belgian nnd Pcreheron mares which he obtained from Illinois. These lire nil young animals from two lo four years old and constitute possibly the largest group of work marcs owned by anyone in Mississippi county. He also has n fine Pcreheron stallion as well as a saddle slallion and Jack. Mr. Abbott farms 1400 acres a short distance east of Bythevllle. Most of his heavy work, such as discing will be performed with live tractors, but the mares are being used for plowing. It Is planned to work iho mares about four months each year and most of them will produce their colts after the work scast/n is over. Rend Courier News ixnnl nds Pruning Of Roses Gains In Importance In view of the severe winter; )uV jury suffered by roses Ihls s&son.i proper pruning becomes of added importance in the growing of roses, says H. R. Rosen, plant pathologist, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Pruning is primarily conducted for Die purpose of controlling disease and increasing or stimulating, new growth and flower production, UT. Rosen points out; and therefore Ihe most Important consider- j 'atIon in pruning is lo remove all dend, Injured, mid diseased wood, t lie says, Unless this Is done, such I wood soon becomes the seat - ot various microbes and permits these parasites lo 'spread from dead to living tissue, causing cankers to be formed and Increasing the damage .caused by the low winter tempera- .tures. ' '; The time to prune Is immediately, after all clanger of severe freezes Mr, Farmer, Cultivate Your Crop The Economical Way—With Dixie Cotton Choppers Wo Arc Exclusive Dc.ilc r . s Single Row Chopper G Acres ;i Bav $250 WE ALSO HAVE AU.-STEEI, ROTARY HOKS-2 TO 7-ROW SIZES fioublc Ron- Chopper ] 2 Acres a Day. All Varieties of SOY BEANS For Planting Purposes Also Seed Corn GARDEN PLANTS Including Tomato, Cabbage, Egg' Plant, Potatoes, Onions, Etc. All' strong healthy plants. ! Best Stock of Harness in Mississippi County Cotton Hoes and Other Small Tools PAUL BYRUM is past. In pruning out the dead and diseased wood, be sure lo cut buck to clean, healthy wood, making the cut slanting ^aiid not more than about •one-fourth inch above a bud 'or eye. If the cut is made much farther from the eye, the wood hns ii tendency to die back and become the seat of parasitic invasion. Dorothy Perkins, Crimson Rambler, and similar ramblers arc very susceptible lo powdery mildew, and in addition to pruning all dead and Injured wood from them, the grower should remove as much wood harboring the mildew as practical. The mildew cun frequently be detected In the winter and early spring at the base ,of thorns, where it appears as whitish, felt-like patches. After pruning the dead or diseased wood, nil the primings should be raked together and burned. MT, PLEASANT, Mich. (UPI— Beatrice Harrington, a college freshman who may have read about Indians, treasures a s-rap- book that holds locks of hair once I belonging lo «8 persons. In n little more than two years, she has collected the hair from friends and acquaintances. 210 Apply For Materials For New Mail rcsscs At least 240 farm families of North Mississippi County will have Jicw cotton mattresses if applications for the mattress-making project are accepted, as is expected. This number of eligible farm women have already made applied tolns to oblniii so pounds of cotton and 10 yards of ticking lo make a mattress, it was announced by Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. Explained in each one of the 21 Home Demonstration Clubs of the North District, this program has been accepted with much interest. Those members whose income from the farm did iiat exceed 5400 In 1930 are eligible to get free from Ihe Federal Surplus Com- oditira Corporation, the cotton and ticking. These mattresses, to be made in North Mississippi County unUer supervision of the home demonstration agent, will serve a twofold purpose: to give a mattress to a needy family, thus raising the standards of living, and to make surplus cotton off the market, thus helping nil the cotton producing states. The Comily AAA Committee is selecting families after they apply arid the County AAA Administration •-Assistant will distribute the material. In addition to aiding farm families with low income, this project Is expected to have a far-reaching benefit with its slogan of "Buy Or Make A Mattress In I'JIO." Use Special Care In Packing Winter Woolens It's time to pack winter woolen:, away for the summer, and that is a task that requires special can: if the moths nre to be prevented from running up tin- family's next season clothing bill, says Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. Every year moths destroy fortunes in clothes and household furnishings, because so many people arc careless about leaving clotnes exposed lo attack. Miss Coleman says. For housewives who wish to find their woolens intact when the snow flies agnin. Miss Sue Marshall, Ex- Icnslon specialist in clothing and household am, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture offers the following pointers: To be sure ihai there are no moths in the clothes when they are packed away, wash and brush them Ihoroughly, or j, ave tllczn dl . y cleaned. Then pack them away in a light closet, or ' tighlly-scaled paper clothes bag. In order to keep maths out of the clothes, some moth-killing preparation such as naphthalene or paradichlorobenzciie i should be kept in the chesl or closet where the clot lies are stored. Both preparations can be bought in balls cukes, or flakes, but the flakes are better because they evaporate faster and allow the fumes to penetrale clothing more rapidly. A pound of flake naphthalene in "a tight trunk- fill of clothes will give off enough fumes to kill any moths in Die clothes. In packing clothes away in an ordinary size chest or trunk, sprin- fcle the flakes between the clothes ami add extra flakes for good measure on top. The chesl should be moth-light and gas-tight, so no wandering moth can get in, and so the fumes from the flakes won't get out too fast. Fumigator's tape, which is like adhesive tape, but costs less, can be used to seal the opening of the trunk. If the clothes are scaled iu paper bags and left hanging in the clothes closet a constant supply of flakes should be kept in an open dish at the top. A very tight closet will need only one pound of flakes for each 100 cubic feel of closet space. If the closet isn't quile light, n , larger supply of flakes will be neces- | sary. As the flnkes evaporate, the supply should be replenished. ] The important thing to rcmem- I bcr in keeping moths out of clothes ' is to keep a sufficient supply of flakes in the closet or trunk, and all openings tightly closed, it is said. ' Division Of Farm Competitor) Pro g r a in Expands Rapidly Out to win iho MidSouth Enrolment Trophy in ihe negro Llvc-Al- Homc contest sponsored by the Commercial Appeal in connection with the Plant To prosper Com- peillioM, the Mississippi county ne- gro extension agents have enrolled a total of 1505 oegro [arm families ui Hie competition, compared lo 500 last year. Tiie (040 contest has created much attention ninom- Mississippi County negroes, according 10 W s Barabhi, agricultural agent, a-nl Mary M. Banks, home demonstration agent. Cooperation of the teachers'in school is credited with 11111=11 of Uns increase. Conlacling all teachers,, the . extension agents urged 'Hem to instruct their students in the good derived from the competition and told of successes of Hie Of the 1505 enrolled, )U13 are tenants, 21 are Farm Security Administration fanners and 171 are classed in the landowner division wfi.-i V7 ucliin) landowners and iho remainder arc cash renters which are included in the landowner cti- visio:] of the ni^ro conlosl this year. Winners of Hie negro contest in Mississippi County will he given prizes totaling $30 by the Blylhe- ville Courier News, which is sponsoring Iho county competition with the Memphis newspaper, with $15, $10 and S5 for first, second and third .placc.s. Stale winners will receive prizes uf $50, $25, $15 and Sit) for iir.sl second, third and fourth place:; in each of the two divisions and the Millionth .sweeiwiakc.s price i, $250. Tliis is the third year the negro contest lias been carried out in Mississippi County— since it was inaugurated— a.-id eac'li year, ihls county lias had slate winners. In 19M, Dock Neuerville, of Driver, won first in ihe lenant division ami A. A. Barnes, of Warden, won second in the land owner. Physical decline begins In the human body at about Ihe age of 25. ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF Running Water Ask us about Dcming \\'ater Systems. All sizes and capacities of shallow and deep well systems are available. The "Marvelettc 1 ' Shallow Well System (illustrated) is low priced but has features you \vould ordinarily expect in higher priced systems. Ask us about DEMING WATER SYSTEMS HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. PHONE 32 "Quality, Variety and Values" Earth Slows Down The tides, acting as brakes on the earth, are causing the period cf the enrth'.s rotation (o lengthen, very gradually. The momentum Uiat our earth is losing by this tidal braking is transferred to our satellite, the moon, thereby causing it to travel in n slowly growing orbit. A wooden church, built by the congregation at Bracebrldgc Out Canada, cost only $25 GAINS IN Rebuilt Farm Equipment Tractor* Tractor Cultivators Tractor Disk Harrows Tractor Planters J-Kow Walking Planters I-Row Riding Planters ^ I-Row Walking &Ridinfi Cultivators REBUILT TRUCKS Liberal Trade-in and International Kasy Payment Plan DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd.— —Phone SD2 for HOGS Memphis Is Your Best Market SHIP US YOUR HOGS-IT WILL PAY YOU Memphis Prices Some As National Terminal Markets SOUTH MEMPHIS STOCK YARDS CO. 465 West Trigg . . . Memphis, Tenn. 4 BONDED COMMISSION FIRMS Hurncfle Carter Commission Co. Ughtfool I(o\vse Commission Co. Tri-State Producers Commission Co. Farmers livestock Commission Co. P. S. We have a special order for 10 carloads of Jersey heifers. Bring them in.