The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 10, 1940
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AGE , COURIER NEWS i Published Every Friday In the interest of. Farm Families of This .Agricultural Section, IIMCIS FARMmWS - FEA7URES MUDAY,. MAY 10, Suggestions For Bolter Featured For This Section's irrfissive Mii'mov* ro- Menace Of Wind Erosion Real In Nearby Section Enrolment In Farm Contests Held Likely To Bring Prizes It is expected that official re suits of the Plant To Prosper and Uve-Al-Home enrolment contest nil] be announced by the Menipht Commercial Appeal' today or to. morrow. Mississippi County, It, is believed will receive nl least one of the two trophies offered for enrolling fnrm families in the contest which if being sponsored In Oils county bj tile Commercial Appeal n'nd Courier News. Far surpassing last year's ncori when this county captured the Plant To Prosper- Enrolment Trophy, an unofficial record of 2811 families has been announced by the county extension agents bul these figures have not been checked, with those of the Plant. To Prosper Bureau in Memphis, Last year's 'total of white and negro farmers was 1119 while this year a first check-up h»s revealed that 1334 white farm families and 1637 negro. families have entered the contest to Improve their living conditions to make this enviable record. Extension agents nnd the Cour- ier'News have sponsored a campaign for the past two months in an aim to encourage the farmer to practice the llvc-nt-home program of the state extension department, by growing and preserving food and feed, to Insure his-farm Income through diversified farming, to conserve soil through terracing anil winter 'cover crops nnd to improve farm homes and' management,. The contest closes next November. Prizes to county winners will total $60 In cash, offered by the Courier 'News, in addition to awards offered by Individual fnrm operators and these winners will compete'for state cash awards and state "winners will compete for sweepstake 'honors in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. All county winners are nlso given a trip to Memphis 'next Dc- ccrr.iber .where they are guests of the Commercial'. Appanl. Much Interest Shown In Junior Livestock SKo^ '. At Osceola , OSCEOLA, Ark.. May 10.—Members "of the .Kelser 4-H club carried off the flrst five awards In the first annual Mississippi County Junior Livestock Show held here yesterday in'which 38 calves were entered. . Leonard Bunch received the registered Hereford heifer ottered by (lie; .Mississippi County Bank for Points To Community Advantages From Growing One Type Of Cotton die iinprorancm uf Arkansas homes depends more upon cotton man a.:y source of income, aciord- in» to c. A. Vines, assistant BxU'n- •iion agronomist, University of Ar- KIIMS college of Agriculture. Cotton represents arou.-d U5 per cent oi "He value of all field crops in '"!-', stntc or approxlmntelv $65,000,000 annually. The total value of cotton, cottonseed, mm «,llon pay- These black locusts, sot out three years ago by George 13. liny, j^nclivlllc farmer who is shown in the foreground in the above picture, nre now Jmue enough to oiler ,'ahmble protection against wind erosion which is rapidly becoming 11 problem in the iy the production of a uniform >; | good quality cotton properly hai " lifted und handled another five or six million dollars could be added to the farm m-ome, Mr. Vines say.s Biiod on the cost of $800 for a homemade home, u,l.s wouM bllll(1 between COO and 700 new homes each year. j Several thousand dollars could 1 also be saved by a systematic s->d pro ram in one-variety communi- «<-•> as well as on large plantations I" 138 communities over the state 1070 cotton producers are meeting , this problem by organizi.-g (hem- I .selves and B rowin« only one variety oi cotton which is selected and produced by all members. T lm mean* that Die group grew 128 87G acres of cotton In JB33. They arc securing Dicjr pla.uing seed at less cost and at the .same time maintaining a supply of planting seed thai at no time is more than two years Irom the, breeder of the selected variety. The program is made possible by a seed Increase piwam within each community, Mr Vines said. The average horsepower of tiie new cars registered ijui 1939 wan 00. COTTON CHOPPING HOES 1 and 8 *n c Inrh Size 13 en. Genuine Southern Meadow Hoe. Par superior to ordinary hoes. selling at this price. The pictuie to the light illust which sandy top-soil on ninny farms in thai section is blowing drifts along fences and other obstructions. Recognize Growing Danger, Seek To Prevent Inroads Wind erosion is one of the grent- •st tragedies that can befall pco- )le who derive their living from he .soil, TliouJnnds of fnrm famll- es In lhe "dust bowl" of certain n Id-western stales have already xperlenced the hardships Hint ollow when llicy Und their top- oil from once-productive lands gone with the wind", and thin ondltlon today constitutes one of America's most ncute agricultural iroblems. Here In Mississippi County wind erosion has never before been n serious problem. There have nl- vays been plenty of trees thcr plant life to prevent. and •inds from whipping up sandy lop- oil nnd carrying It away, but now luce so much of this growth has een cut awny In order (hat more nd more acres can be put Into ccognizing the menace of wind rosion to tills 'section. Unless steps re taken now, many of them be- levc there Is a possibility that In cars (o come Mississippi County's might form flat, denuded acres er "dust bmvl." Fortunately, however, landowners re already recognizing the prob- em and have undertaken eorrcc- Ivc measures which Include lhe ilanting of quick-growing trees to erve as wind breaks and the use f various cover croiis which hold he soli safe from the wind. Quo of the leaders In this work D - Ray, well-known lhe Leachvillf section Oeorge armor In nway, forming deep ^Counrr News iilioio however, according to the poultry spccialLst, will materially improve the quality of summer eggs and thereby Increase consumption. This may be accomplished by disusing of nil male birds ns soon as the Mulching season Is over. This practice will also reduce the cast of production by eltminntlng the necessity of feeding unproductive roosters. It is said. where the problem of wind erosion is most serious tit this time, Mr, Kny operates a farm of 380 ncrcs near Leachville and for the past three years has been working to combnt Hie effects of Uie wind on his land. The most conspicuous work he 1ms done has been the planting of 4,000 black locust, seedlings which lie obtained from the state for tills purpose. These seedlings, which grow rap- Idly, arc planted In long rows oil A flock ° r 265 White Leghorn IHr. Ray's farm on each 20 and i ' 3Ullcls hl « Proved to bs a substaii- •10; acre .-Hue, . forming nrotccllvi! tlnl 5U PPlpnieiit to the farm Income 265 Pullets Are Help To Crews' Family Income "™ J • and Canning Season Again Finds County Housewives On Job imli up pressure cooker . acre .-Hue, . forming protective blocks. The first of these locust;! which were planted three years ago are already large enough to be ellicient breaks. Each year In February nml March more seedlings are set out, us Insurance for tiie future. Mr. Ray snys (he seedlings are not expensive us they can be obtained for $2.50 per thousand an<! they have many advantage*) when Used in this manner. They do not sap strength from the soil as many other types of trees do and they make good fence posts. Too, they of the I-laggard Crews family of the Little Rover community. During the six months from last August to Fcbri|nvy, ,Mr. Crews re- .celved a net -profit of S2ii.cs' from egg sales. The pullets came into production in August, laying 1C eggs. In September, they were moved Inlo the laying home nnd n laying mash kepi before them lit nil times, In October, tin average of 7.24 ejgs per bird was laid, while by January and February, in spite of the .severely cold weuther, the increase are decorative, producing attractive oll ' d - Woontfeacli spring which give off a pleasant perfume. , had reached IDS ami 20 eggs per Mr. Crews attributed the rather uniisuhl Increase in January and erosion is also prevented February to the use of electric on the Ray farm by the use of lights. The Crews, who nre situated cover crops such as rye and vetch, on n recently "energized REA line Bonus are planted in with the corn hnve wired their chicken houses' on other plots nnd these beans are and are convinced tliat the use of thrashed In the fall, (hr-n the electricity has increased the' i-n=, PrOIIlu) it ltn/l/)r)^I n>4O. „ 11 .... ., ___ ,1... A ;- . , . .- . . '-co bedded with n lister production materially. Lights cultivation agricultural leaders nre first place; Betty Gayle HfcKav S l , - ...... ....,.., ..... won the Hereford feeder calf given 'nan, n.n", W "i S l !l° olj - (nslllol "=« "" 1 " 1 " " Ule Community ; - . . , —-— ,, ii.m. i i/. uMi*>,\iwii IILUIUI iiuiy. I_II M III,S ilvr which retain,'; the stalks nml re- used about two hours in tiie mnrn- mauidcr of the bean plnnls to nlso in and lining up j ar s and caps nnd jar rings, because lhe canning sen- son is here iitjnin, says Miss Cora Uc Coleman, county home demonstration agent. It's vegetable preservation time, ccgrdlng to Miss Mary E. Long- wn<l, Extension specialist in foods id nutrition. University of Arkan- College of Agriculture, when fruits. Vegetables have a greater tendency to lose flavor nml payability when dried than fruits do. but If carefully selected and handled, yood products may be obtained. Corn dries rather readily and lias a delicious flavor nnd since it is one of the more difficult variables to can, it is recommended that some be dried each Other common vegetables dry successfully, are string Montgomery Ward PICK IIP and BALE in One Operation The new McCormick-Decr- iiiB I'ickup Hulur is one of the biggest time savers ever developed for the hayficiil. It includes a iK>\ver-driveu pickup, 1-cylimlcr auxiliary engine, liny press (16 x 18 in. ur 17 x 22 in.), cross conveyor und poiver unit. Direet- ctmiieclril hilth. Rubber tires as shown lire special equipment. a _ _. »..-,. .^mn,. V( M i ten -•• J **«-'*-*-vooiUtij 1 Ut L 3 LI 111" uCilI'S 'plump pods of pens hnng heavy jliJiin beans nnd peas, okra" uumu- 011 tiie vine; garden rows yield more kll > and squash baby beets than the family can Conicin tint]yet morepurticilliirs alxmt this Imiiiiy new inutlmic. PICKUP BALER group. One hundred by diaries R. Coleman, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, for second place; Batsine Frazfer, Talmadge McKay and Clayton Whit*, were the other winners of cash awards in the flrst fifty dollars In cash was awarded the remaining 4-H club and P. P. A. entrants The secor.d group of winners to receive $5.00 each were Charles Wright of Sliawnee, J. U. Scrivner. Stlllman; Charles Webster, Keiser; and James Jtforris, Osceola, two calves totaling $10.00 in cash. In the third group, 15 boys nnd girls received four dollars each They were Buddy Nichols, Griffin Wheatler, Roy Bunch, Leonard .Bunch, Roy Bunch and Annie Laura Frashier of Keiser- Sam Rushing of Whitton; Harold Gene Girdley and Van Maire of Linney Jimmy Ferguson, James Justus' _ ,. v ».i JV , v^UllUILlUlldV Clubhouse to which guesls came iii overalls and ginghams, Spence Williams arranged details of the dance. Other local Jaycces assisting Mr. Rhodes In making plans for the event, declared by M. \v, MuWrcw extension animal husbandman of Llftle Rock who did the judging to be the best he had attended in several years, were Fred Smith - ' -•^••^, i • <_\i OJILllll L. \V. Wallers. Jr.; Tim Holes, parades: prizes, Harold F. Ohlcn- dorf, Frank Bell. E. H. Bums; other details, Y. E. Whitmore. saui Hodges, Jr., and Bill Thomas The 38 calves weve taken to Memphis Thursday afternoon where •e entered in tiie Tri-stntc Show today and Sntur- Burns accompanied lhe to Memphis, together Whitmore. Grant Collar, with ' - . 8 8 ''' C " 1 1 » r " ' cash prize James Builard of Whitton; Jimmy Freshour, West Ridge; J. E McDonald, Keiser, and Charles Ellison of Luxora. »n« '., "' Preslilenl. £ r " cntatl ™ oi the Live fl? T,, teccinti » of St. , J. O. Fuliertou, Little Rnrk aid in holding tile soil. Mr. Ray Is not the only farmer In that section these measures. :inil evening. Because'of tholr high <|imllly, Mr. Crews has been able to receive mi taken average of 25 cents per dozen 'for A number Imve all eggs sold. The eggs are crated are" h S """cations j In paper cartons, sold 10 local s i orcs ^i,r£l£So^r i ^ Hr± s'EtC I, ~^ , ~. — ntes « *0 acre farm, follows n cli- UrgCS tare In bale versified program of fanning. p !0 - (\r i, .., r Ulucinj !\ large part of the Iced for Ul Intertue tggS poultry and livestock. Mississippi comity housewives VlSlt BatCSVllle who want to insure a good price «*»l«Vllie for their eggs during the summer , months, cnn do so by selling in- I Experiment Station - "- lertllc eggs, rjivs OB M'J-> Lee I Miss Cora Lee Coleman. four members of the wsssmii in nutritive «.««, Counly Council of Farm Wolnon are in Balesvillc today for , - .7 j LA:(; i .m?,> \jVJlil ucc V^Q uoicmnn, county home clemonslrn- home tlcinorstriition nor, ajent. ! Eggs are lilgh and one of the most'piVfcct (oolls for huiuaii consumption, bul inferior qunlliy in some of the CRKS offered lor sale has kept (lie per capita consumption from keeping pace with that of olhcr ImporUnil foot! products, according to s. A. agent, •omity the e Dedication Service and first Visit- Ing Day of the new Livestock ,,nd Forestry Experiment station •Members making the ' Miss Colcninii were: Smith of Armorel. xr _, —" & »« "^. *».; *jiiiini \ji ju inujci, Moore. Extension i»uHry, n! ,n. Uni- J. W. Fields of line v VCrsiiV fll Avtoncii> r>«ll ~* . , ' « . . .... - . -"-"t-'n vcrsity of Arkansas College of Asrt- culturc. ' It is during the summer months particularly that cgg consumption falls off because It is difficult for the producer to get fertile eggs. Mrs. W. L. Mrs. Mrs. " Rfli r u ™" • district aerie,]It ir»i <OCK ' tlle l>™'»cer to get fertile es« Dyess each received two dollars Of Uie 38 awards, Keiser carried off 14 for sweepstakes winner with Dyess coming second for eight prizes. Three hundred persons attended the show sponsored by the Osceola Junior chamber of Commerce with Joe W. Rhodes, president. In Charge of ceremonies. The 60-plece Osceola School Band In new uniforms headed the parade through Uie downtown section to the ball psrt where mayor Ben F. Butler welcomed the visitors. Athletic events previously scheduled for the afternoon were called oft on account of lhe rain. Climaxing the STONEVILLE 2B COTTON SEED • C. J. Little of Dogwood, and E. A. Craig of Dogwood. HAVE A LIMITED SUPPL t'hoat 773 RED TOP GIN eat; there's asparagus to spare; . and there's a surplus of snap beans' ! • Then it's time to can, to dry. and to brine." : ; ' . >, , I 1 • ' " -: . i i ' Canning vegetables always brings lip perplexing problems. There's a recollection of something that didn't turn out so well inst year, or a doubt about the correct method for putting up a product lhat's never been tried before, so Miss Loug- offers n few pointers from her food preservation primer. ; Practically nil vegetables but tomatoes are non-acid foods, and lion-acfd foods, if canned, should •be processed in n steam pressure canner. The size of container is also Important. For most vegetables, plct or quart glass jars and number 2 or 3 tin cans'are the best sizes. Pint jars and number 2 cans are best for lender, green peas, because they will become overcooked with the lons-ei- processing rrerlod needed for Intger corlaincrs. If corn is canned in ouart jars or number 3 cans it should be put up whole grain style—cut from Hie coa without scraping. Brining is a desirable, economical method for preserving some vegetables. It is also a time-saver, which mcars 11 lot sometimes on busy days. Corn on tile cob, green snap beans. pepj>crs and (turnips (snuerkrnull are good brined pro- duols. Green snap beans and corn cut off the cob may also be preserved In dry salt. Drying is one of nature's own processes nnd is one of the olctest forms of food preservation krown. Equipment for drying and facilities for storing dried products are simple nnd it is an excellent, means of saving some perishable foods when proper canning equipment is not available. Two methods of drying in common use in the home arc sun-drying nnd Indoor evaporating. Fruits dry more readily than vegetables because of Iheir high sugar content and because they give up water more readily than vegetables. Firm-fleshed fruits,such as apples, pears, peaches, figs, and apricots nro among the most desir- Read Courier DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd ' Phone 8UZ CLEAN Time for cleaning, raking and fixing. Good equip^ T" L* nl ma ' <eS ( ^ Z *°k easier anc ' more p' easant - We -^~ fc\ nave a whole slore full of the right equipment e>" quality merchandise ... at prices you'll appreciate', tome into the store ... you II find we have the helps you want at the right price. WANTED To liny Your Left Over COTTON AND BEANS PLANTING SEED R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Gosnell HOLDFAST 5 FT. |STEP LADDERS A bargain special. Kcgulnr $1.19 10 QT. GALVANIZED PAIL SPONGE AND CHAMOIS COfvlBINATION 12 01. ABSORENE WAU PAPER CLEANER ! For ci«»ta, 3 CANS \Yi IN. VULCANIZED'* BRUSHES' FOR flit THREE ITEHS ACTUAL VAIUE P*IL 7.5* CHAMOIS. .59* SPONCE...25J TOTAL V<M« til. 09 A complete li of paitil vnrnlsh bra>h SAV£ FOR YEARS TO COME Depreciation never takes a holiday— hut our thrifty paints will both protect and beautify at a distinct saving. CHOICE HOE-RAKE-FORK Comparable to qual- ^f ^^ I ity frequently sold ^% \M C for 51.00. ^^ & ~ Hubbard Hardware Co. Phone 32 "Quality, Values and Variety" •CLEAN UP PAINT UP FIX UP •

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