The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 3, 1940
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CAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY fl, 10-10 Published Every Friday In the I Interest of Farm Families of Tins •Agricultural Sp.rlirm '' FARM NEWS - FEAJURES Enter the Plant-lo-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. Plant-To-Prosper Entry 'Deadline' Is Monday Night With entries in the Plant To Prosper contest counted until Monday, extension agents in Mississippi County nn' making n last-minute effort to luivo !is many farm families as possible enter the contest. This, it lias Ijeun pointed out, is because of two reasons—to interest these farm families so that they may improve their lives by bolter living conditions and to win the Enrolment Trophy given by the Commercial Appeal to the county having the largest percentage of families enrolled from .Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri Example Of Better Rural Home and Arkansas. Last year, Mississippi County,*with 1770 white and negro families won the trophy. This year, this record has already been topped by several other counties In the Mid- South but it Is believed that the nearo farm families of Mississippi Comity will make It possible for the honors to acafn come lo Hits county. Although final reports arc not available because some of Ihe entries have been sent direct to Ihe Commercial Appeal, it is known thai more than 1265 negro families have enrolled. Only negro families having members who are not day laborers can compete. ' In the white contest, 1334 families had been enrolled up lo yesterday, compared to 1300 last year, and 'the 1910 enrolment may be increased when the final tabmalloi. is made. The unofticial figure foi the county up lo yesterday totaled 2599. Interest In the MidSouth contest! which Oils year is suonsorcc. In Mississippi Comity by the Courier News and the Commercial Appeal, has increased greatly within Hie past year to have become tnt biggest farm activity in the Unitet States and to have reached nl. over the world w-lth ninny foreig. countries now using a similar plai for their farmers. This Is 1 the final invitation o the Courier News to participate iu tile 1940 Plant To Prosper nm UvD-At-Homs Competitions nm compete for $3600 in cosh prize, offered by the Commercial Appeal Mn addition to valuable mcrcliamlisi and a total of cash prizes of ?Gt offered by the Courier News to tlu county winners, and several spccln. farm contest prizes olfereci by individual Inrm operators. Tile deadline for entering tin contest, designed to improve agri- x culture by encouraging farm families io live at homc, diversll; their crops, conserve their sol) one Improve their home management Is Monday, 6 p.m., for entries reaching the Commercial Appeal oifice Winners of the Enrolment Contest are expected to be ntmomicec about May 10. Winners in the contest this yeai will be selected, on the followiiii basis: Living at home, 40 per cent, which includes the raising of the farm family's vegetables nnrt meats and feed for livestock. Diversification, 20 per cent which means the raising of more than one money crop. Soil conservation. 20 per ce::t. which includes practices of rotation, cover crops, terracing nun other programs approved by the Contestants Urged To Keep Records. With 'Photographs 'jrst Junior Show To day, May 9 One of Ihe homes visited by North Mississippi Counly club worn tour yesterday was the attractive live-room bungalow of Mr. and on their annual "Better Homes" Mrs. Curl Wallace of the Half Moon community. The house, shown in the nbove view, was completed recently :tl a lolnl cost of only $1850. Meld Thlll'S- !t k mo'lT" in every respect and compares favorably with many homes in tilt- $3.000 class. State Extension MidSouth. Services of ths OSCEOLA. Ark., May 3.—About 300 persons are expected lo attend the first annual Junior Livestock :liow held In Mississippi County :o be held here Thursday, May flth, .1 is slated by E. II. Burns, coiuily agent, and Joe W. Rhodes, prcsl- ol the Junior Chamber of Commerce who nrc heading com- nittces In charge of arrangements. Forty feeder calves yroivn by :uembcrs of the various 4-H clubs \nd Future Fanners of America •lub members will be shown and udged by M. W. Muldrow, Exteu- ilon livestock specialist of Little Hock. The fad Ihni Mr. Muldrow vlll explain many of the fine points >f Judging makes tbc show of even nore vhlue lo those Interested In uch subjects. The owner of the first prize '•Inner- will receive n registered Icreford heifer, and 11 feeder Hcrc- 'ord calf going to the of the rccoud prize winner. In addition. ',150 In cash prizes will be awarded. The slock will be shown on the ild ball park just norlh of the :ourthouse with Judging scheduled :o start at 11 o'clock and awarding •f prizes set for 1:30 p.m. The calves will be taken to Mem- ibis the next clay to be entered In he Tri-Stato Junior Livestock 'Show on May 10th and llth. The Memphis show will be at the Mem- mis Slockyards. The Osceola School Band of 00 ileccs will start the day with a -.ariide through the downtown sec- Ion lo the ball park where Mr. Burrs will introduce the 4-lf and ?. F. A. club members to Mayor Ten F. Butler, who will welcome he visitors. The remainder of the day will ;c ,giyen over to fun and nmuxe- •rnc'nl', athletic' events and softball sanies between Manila and Missco High School. The Bird Brand Ambassador, one-man band from Memphis, will also furnish entertainment throughout Ihe day. Climaxing the day of fun and festivity will be the Fanners Ball il the Community Clubhouse Thursday night. Guests will come Jressejl In overalls and gingham dresses nnri enjoy nn old-fashioned Half Moon Couple Have Attractive Farm Residence A striking example of the irend lo better rural homes throughout Mississippi county is (he attractive five-room bungalow of Mr. inul Mrs. Carl Wallace in the Half Moon community. The Wallace home was one of those visited by club women.yesterday In their annual "Better Homes Week" lour and afforded the vslilors nn opportunity to sec what can be accomplished through personal effort on the part of the name owners. This particular house wn.s completed In February and to the casual observer It appears to be a home in the $3.000 or 53,500 class. Actually, however, it was built at a cosl of only $1850. As modern ns the average new city liome. the residence Is easily 0110 of the most outstanding small farm homes in Ibis section. It has two bedrooms, living room, kitchen The labor bill was kept at a minimum. Mr. own contractor Wallace was and builder. hired several helpers by the day, but every step In the construction was superintended personally by Mr. Wallace. As n result lie snv^ed a large porlion of the normal cost of such a home by doing the work himself. Not only is the house a model residence, but Ihe yard Ls neat and attractive. There arc shade trees on the south and west, carefully graded lawn which*will have a good sod this summer and a number of shrubs which by the time they have grown lo normal size will add materially to the landscaping. There is a gooci size screen porch on the front where the lamily can enjoy cool evenings in the summer and a service porch on the bnck and dining room, hall and bath- j 0[ Uie ' house Tne hmlse hns room An electric pump supplies U Q , id foundation ami composition ruming water to bath and kitchen, Full Use Of Individual Farm Plan Sheets In Program Urged ClrC'iuer benefits fj- O m the AAA farm program may lie obtained by farmers from full use of the individual form plan sheet which Ls a part of (he 19W farm program. J. J. Plckren a.-icl E. li. Ultras, county agents of Mississippi «nm- ty, declared in discussing- phases of this year's program. In addition, they said, the farmer is enabled to plan his year's operations la advance and cau conduct his forming in ;\ more systematic way. In fining out the sheet, each farmer Ls offered the assistance of the county agent, AA/V administrative iiisistiim or u member of he county or community AAA committee. The farmer and his helper discuss what soil-building practices arc most needed on the farm, and liow the farmer can use tile maximum assistance to the best advantage. Taking into account (arm allotments, rates ol payment and other factors, the farmer can know to a certain clegreee of accuracy what. his benefit payments will be from the farm program in 10-iO and can plan his (arming- to bring greatest benefits lo his farm from the conservation program. Through the personal contact with the committeeman. assistant, or county agent and by use of the Ai-kniisfis state handbook which is supplied to every fanni'r in (lie state, the operator is better able to become acquainted with all the provisions of the 1D-10 program. Any farm operator who has not I had an opportunity to work out his Records linve been made in man} 1 ; AAA farm plan sheet, may obtain counties along the following pro- 1 this assistance by contacting the cctlurc: Farm grown timber sawed I county agent, AAA administrative by local sawmill; lumber seasoned I assistant or his county or conunu- for nine months or a year; lumber ' nity AAA commitleeman, Mr. Burns Pliinl To Prosper and Uvo-Al- Home contestants me urged to keep records with photographs, It has been announced by Walter Durham, director ol the Want To Prosper Bureau ol the Commercial Appeal which sponsors the Mid South contest. Any one planning improvements on or about the home or l.'irm •till.',- ycnr, which could be illustrated with photographs, is urged to include such pictures in the Plant To Prosper or Uve-At-Home Record Book which will soiw tie dlstrib- Use Timber Off Own Farms To Advantage A considerable number ot farm families arc today enjoying better homes, built ivithin the lust year from timber on their own farm, according to Frederick J. Shullcy, extension forester, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. This is a newer phase of timber utilization. This utilization of farm grown timber producl.s In new homes, barns, sheds, furniture, saving many farmers quite a few dollars and also producing "low nctiml cash outlay" buildings, Mr. Slmllcy .snid. utcd free to all contestants. Record books will be studied by fall by county, stmc and sweepstakes judges who will award $3(30!) in cash anil numerous other prizes to the MidSoulh formers who do the best job of living at home, conserving soil and Improving their farm and home management, in nddltlQ.i to cash prizes to be awarded Mississippi County winners by tile Courier News and individual farm operators. These record books will contain j pointed out. space for ••before" nnd "alter" shots and much other valuable farm information and keeping this record will be one of the most worth while experiences the contestant will receive through tin; progress contest for rural residents of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri, Mr. Durham said. One of (lie features of the contest, in which more than 32,000 farm families competed tast year, was the keeping of a simple system of farm accounts whereby ilie farmer, at the end of the year, knew how efficiently lie. had operated ins business; how much his equipment had changed in value; how his capital outlay may have piled up In equipment, buildings, livestock and oilier items figuring in famiing. The record .system is so .simple that even school children can help their parents keep il up 10 dale. These- records, which are confidential and used only for judging, will be made much more attractive with the use of photographs, il was Herbs Grown For Flavoring Various Foods Herbs are plants grown principally for flavoring food. The home gardener should recognize herbs or by division of roots. Sow eai-lv as next to salad plants In hupor- i in hotted or cold frame, later transplanting to permanent location in garden. Leaves have a lemony. seed or cuttings. The leaves give a sharp aromatic flavor gcod in combination H'iih other herbs in salads, sandwich spreads, and so forth. Anise-Annual grown from seed. Plr-.nted in March. Seeds,, used for flavoring mead. cake, cookies and candy. Bnlm—Perennial grown from seed planed find dressed; home built by fanner and perhaps local carpen- Icr. Numerous farm homes with from three to five rooms following detailed plans from the Extension and Mr. pickrcn said. tance. Though often used to flavor roast meats, they play much more Important roles in improving stews, soup.s. stuffings, sauces, "cheap- cuts" and "left-overs". Everyone choose herbs for the herb garden a little differently, according to individual taste. Following is a dcsciiption of the more common herbs with brief cultural directions. Marjoran -A perennial herb usually grown a.s mi annual for the nilnty fragrance and give a flavor to fruit drinks. Basil, sweet—Annual grown from seed sown when soil has- thoroughly warmed up. Plants should be grown fi-10 inches apavt in row. Spicy tasting leaves, delicious in green salads, tomato antl cheese dishes and soup. Caraway—Biennial grown from seed sown in early spring, seeds Tomato News Plan Service book, have been imlli. i:: tills way. j Besides the building of new homes from unlive timber mnn Dnuehter Roi-n A daughter was born lo Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gilford Sunday at w . their home. The baby has not yet ny i been named. In building u homc at such low cosl. Mr. Wallace did not perform fitly miracle of fiimuce. He just rolled iijj lib sleeves and went to work. He purchasetl ills building materials very carefully, shopping around for the best values in lumber and In this way he was able to obtain high quality" materials at n minimum cost. The Wallace family hns lived in this community for Ihe past, ten years. Mr". Wallace owns 108 acres of land, but also farms another place somewhat larger. lie is one ol the county's leading advocates of edible soybeans as n cnsli crop Lehman Shea is resting' very well after having received treatment at Dr. Grhnmeti's clinic. He dislocated his left arm at the elbow while playing. Mrs. M. A. Mlckllcton returned here Sunday night after having farm timber as pine, oak, spent the weekend at Steele, Mo. timber has also been used In the building of barns, corn cribs, sweet, potato storage houses, and smoke houses. . j Such cypress, yellow poplar, black Eugene and J. C. Buchanan spent nut, ehcn-y and hickory should lie the weekend with their aunt, Mrs. and has developed bus own strain protected and utilized pn perly (or Arthur known as Wallace No. 4. Inci-1 these purposes, the extension for- Mrs. Home management, 20 per cent rar " dance to the accompaniment which mear.s improvement,.of the of B Memphis bard. j (arm home as far as farm income Serving with Mr. Brims and Mi. will justify, and the keeping of (he- Plant To Prosper Record Book. Two Division Rhodes In preparing for the cvcnl are E. L. Talliaferro and Sam M. Hodges Jr.. vice president and sec- Thc Plant To Prosper and Live-1 rctai 'J' of tllc Junior Chamber of operators can qualify in one or the other divisions. To be eligible to win one of the many cash prizes, the farm family must fill out the Plant To Prosper enrolment blank, which may be obtained from the county or home agent, PSA oifice. or The Commercial Appeal. At-Home Competitions (his year Commerce, adn Fred Smith, will have two divisions. ' Tenant or sharecropper division for all tenants, sharecroppers or renters. Landowner division for nil landowners who farm their land with or without tenants or sharecroppers. There will be no Farm Operator Division this year as all farm On Farm Front Westinghotise and Doctors George C. Beal and Marion M. D, Coulter of the Melleri Institute of Industrial Research, claim to have worked out the solution. They found that if beef is lumsf in a warm room 11 tenderizes more rapidly. That's nothing new, ol course, but the three doctors have discovered n way to keep the meat from turning bad In the heat. It's called the sterl-lninp. wlinl it docs _ Is saturate the air and the beef j with germ-killing ultra-violet li;ht. It does the whole trick. The beef is lender In three days Instead of j five weeks. It has nil !Cs juices, it' has all Its vitamins, and it's germ free. So science steps in again and one of agriculture's oldest problems Is irorcrt out smooth as you please. Incidentally, just think what that means to the folks who do the cooking. dentally, this soybean Is the varie-1 ty used by the Blytheville Can- j | ng to Mr. Slmlley" black walnut is Dotson, at Luxora. Leona Jett, of Luxora, is ester said, of these species, accord- visiting her brother. Albert Carson. nlng company which recently one of the most, valuable, and at launched the first venture toward the same time one of the most remaking soybeans a staple loud looted trees Hint grows on the farm, product in this section. The native mitj- can be planted Mr. Wallace nnO his brother W. where trees are desired. Besides E. Wallace collaborate on li.e soy- valuable walnut lumber, which Is bean business and have been par- always in demand, liciilurly .successful i» growing this j The reward ol proper timber crop on their farms. | utilization. Mr. Slmlley said. Is in- Mr. Wallace heads a family ut' dlcatcd bv P. H. Muller of Conway "I look care I was young a::d now my timber is taking care of me." lour. Ills wife and two children, a , county, who stated: boy and a girl, proudly share their , of my timber when new home. Clean Up Song Dogwood Club ' Has Adopt By UnUcil Ticss Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace is making n bid for .'arm support ol the vvage-and-hour law. The House ol RepresenlJitivcs is about to consider amendment which would exempt 1.500,000 work- ot meat, the surplus commodities corporation announces that it Is goitiB to start buytrrg smoked ham, picnic shoulders, 'and smoked bacon. The corporation already buys surplus eggs, so relief clients participating in the novcrn- •'-ml Balanced Hay- Pastures Plan Praised A balanced program o! hay production a-d pastures lias ' The Do;\vood Home DemonMia-! spot, lion Club has adopted n song being ' used especially during Better Homes XVeek. which was composed by Mrs. Wnlter Wood, ol Luxorn. The song, which has tor its title. "Dogwood's Clean Up Song." is as follows: "Mrs Payne Is our club president; She Is very nice nm! neat. CECFLVIMjE, Cui. (UP) — Alex Gibson was walking through the woods when he encountered a full eat. He picked up a [stone nnd hurled it with enough j force to kill the nniinal on the tliis week. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes nnd son. Howard, of Barr, Tcnn.. spent Sunday afternoon here. Mr. and Mrs. John Cannon visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes at linrr. Twin.. Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Hart Siltton. of Odollen Bend attended the Totnato- Burdetle baseball game here Sim- dny, Muriel McCluin. of Odonncl Bend. fragrant foliage which is to flavor m 'e used to flavor bread, cakes, coi salads, soups and meat dishes. Since :he seed is very small, sow in a box, transplant once and llien transplant to garden. Gather for drying just before flowering begins. Parsley—A biennial herb grown is an annual. Seed siiouui ye soaked in warm water overnight and then sown outdoors in early spring. The leaves may be cut throughout the season and in the fall may be dried and stored in tight jars. Rosemarj*—Small perennial evergreen shrub grown from seed. The leaves are used for flavoring meals and soups. The plants prefer n rather dry, well drained soil. Mints—Spearmint, Peppermint— Perennials grown from seeds and roots which grow best in moist subsoil. Sage—Sow the seed thinly indoors or In an outdoor seed bed. Transplant to garden giving at least 18 inches room In the row. Widely used for flavoring meat and poultry dressings. Savory, summer—A hardy annual grown from seed. The leaves are spent Saturday night Palmer. Edith During 1930 a total of S30D.097,- 000 was collected In state registration fees. used either green or dried flavoring salads, sauces, soups for and stews. As the seed are small, sow in box inside, laie to garden. r transplanting Thyme—A perennial grown from jn- fcctions ami clieese. Young shoots and tender leaves used to flavor salads. The seeds are produced the second summer. Chervil—Annual grown from seed sown In early spring or earlv autumn. The parsley like leaves, used for flavoring salads, will be ready for use ti-10 weeks afier sowing. Chives — Perennial grown from seeds or root division. May spread from self-seeding unless the seed stalks are cut off. The grass-like leaves have an onion flavor and in many arc used iu salads cooked dishes. Dill—Annual grown from its seed which are used for flavoring cucumber pickles. In mid-summer the ripening heads are cut. dried, and threshed over a sheet. Wilson Company Sells 41 Hereford Calves Forty-one Hereford caii'es averaging 823 pounds have been .sold by Lee Wilson of Wilson. Ark., to the Pincbcre Packing Co. of Memphis through the C. M. Kaffciiy Commission Co. for S10.25 per 100 pounds, it was announced this week. The calves were from one year to 14 months old. Only New World monkeys are able to use their tails as hands. made Dewltt Rasor, of Advance, nn outstanding livestock farmer In Marion county. Mr. Rasor has a 160-acre larm 40 acres of which lies on Buffalo river. The bottomland is used to produce grain ar.d hay and the mountain land for pasture. Mr. Rasor lias 50 acres of improved mountain pasture seeded to Korean lespcdcza. The lespeclcza grew from 12 to 18 inches high Ihe past season. A portion of the pasture has been overseeded to Italia-. rye grass. :-Mr. Pasor has 25 head of Hereford and Shorthorn caltle. The calves are dropped early In the spring and permitted to run with their mothers. Oats and shell corn are, provided in a creep. Thcsc- calreVbrought Mr. Rasor $30 to $35 **ch at, his farm the past year. ers including processor; of farm I meal's food stamp plan may now jrodlicLv- a.-ul Wallace doesn't want I have ham anrl eggs. the amendment to pass. I And while on the subject of The secretary says that the wage- products, the bureau of agricultural Hour law as It stands lias greatly j economics has just Issued a report benefited farmers. Hr explained | on porK products. The bureau says thai it does so by increasing tlic' "<»' despite German occupation of purchasing power of city labor.! Denmark, farmers must not cxj>cct making li possible for them lo buy i the market for ]»rk to be much more farm products. \ larger during the next lew mouths. "I hope." said Wallace, "that I Denmark has been furnishing farmers will reilliw the need for I Great Britain with most or her increased cooperation with labor." I pork and Inrri. nm the economists ! say Britain proUbly will offset the The time required lor the curing '°ss of the Danish source by tn- ot beel has long been a matter of creasing their Imports ol Canadian concern for farmers. Now three ex- < bacon and reduction of her tolal perts. Dr. Harvey C. Rrntschlcr of' pork and lard imports. She Issued To Clean Week. n proclamation up for Belter Homes "Clean Up. Clean Up, Dogwood. We wanl our club to compete III the Betler Homes Contest !u the National Clean Up Week. "Wake Up. Wake Op, Dogwood. Can't you hear our president's call? | Since 'she issue;! a proclamation I The tin cans must be rmulod. i "We planted lives for Ijettcr Humns Week On Highway Cl So let's ail gel busy. Show Dux- woocl To the visHtrg crowds." CKHTIFIED COTTON SEED D. « f. I.. 1I.A (Dolt.iiiincj Iliis one variety planted, harvested and ginned on this 6,700 acre project. I Prices:— 1 lo 10 ton lots $50.00 Less than ton lots $55.00 F.O.B. LaForgc Packed in even weight and pealed bags. LaFORGE COOPERATIVE ASSN. New Madrid, Sic. lioute I PICK UP and BALE in One Operation FOR SULE 20 TONS DPL-11A PLANTING SEED $50 per ton ROSELAND GIN CO. Roseland, Ark, ST08EVIILE 2B COTTON SEED PLANT THIS QUICK MATURING, in CI HOI I HEAVY YlHU.niNfi COTTON AND HKU> Y0l!1i" SELF TO "MOKK 1)01.1 AUS I'KR AC«K" \VR HAVE A UMITBn SUIMM.Y— $3.00 I'KK HUNDRED Basjell Barbara's RED TOP GIN rkon« 373 Notth 6t ntglw.y BlrthHlUe. Ari. The new McCormick-Uccr- ing I'irknp Hulcr is olio of the Iiiggcsl time savers ever developed for The ImyficM. ; It includes n imwcr-drivcn : pichup, .(-cylinder niixiliury rnginr, liny (16.T 18 in. i or 17 x 22 in.), cross conveyor •,.:.••.' :uul power u»ii. Dircct- conuecteil lulcli. Jiubbcr lires us shown nre special ciiui|)incnt. Come in nnil get more particulars about lliia Iminlviicw machine. 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Each farmer's requirements are considered and analyzed individually—resulting in a convenient schedule of payments, easy to meet. Pay CASH on delivery foi your International Harvestei equipment when you can, but when cash must be conserved see what the INCOME PURCHASE PLAN offers you. Get the full benefit of the equipment you need—let it pay its way as you pay. We will gladly discuss this plan with you in detail on request. DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd Phone 8U2

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