The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1942 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 17, 1942
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- < JUGE8IX £>: ' .. BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1942 Pobtiihed Ewy Fridmy In the I Interest of Firm families of TMs| Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-FEA7VRES Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Progressive Farmers. Favorable Prices Will Con•tribute To Economic Welfare of Farm Families 'The economic outlook for Noy,th Mississippi County fanners is favorable," J. J. Pickren, county agent, ' This is especially true for those fanners who produce their own feed supply and otherwise practice a live-at-home program. Considering production costs, he said that present farm prices, although not high, are more favorable to the farmer than .at anytime during the last 20 years. "When considered alone, the price received by farmers is not a good yardstick for measuring the prosperity of our rural people, reports Ross Mauney of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The Extension economist pointed out that the relationship between prices received and prices paid is a much better measure of prosperity. At present, he said, there is a pretty good balance between cost of production and the prices received. However, during the last few months, cost of production has teen advancing again at an economic disadvantage, as they did prior to the advance in farm prices in 1941. "As we go into lull war production," Mauney said, "more people will be working at higher rates of pay. These people will buy more beefsteaks, more canned foods, more shirts, more wool suits, and other products, thereby creating a strong demand for farm products. The government is also buying large quantities of farm products. This strong demand should support farm prices at present levels or higher." Whether farm- -prices rise depends a great deal on the action taken by Price Administrator, who has authority to 'f!>: ceiling prices arid has already done so for pork, pork products, w.ool, and certain canned foods. Should farm, prices .rise/ greatly from present levels, ceiling prices for other farm products will, no doubt, be fixed, he said. "'ST..'-HELENS, Ore. (U?)—Local merchants report, that csutpmers are reaching down into the "old sock." Oldest of the many large- sized bills to turn'-up in local cash registers 'recently were of the 1914 series. ' • - Chemical Killers Protect Woolens From Moth Damage Mississippi county homemakers were warned today by Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent, not to depend upon cedar-lined chests, lavender, 10- bacco, tar, pine oil or insect sprays to protect woolens from moth damage during Spring and Summer months. In issuing the warning, Miss Coleman pointed out that the drastic curtailment of wool for civilian use in order that army requirements can be supplied makes it a national necessity that the annual loss of 250 million dollars caused by moth damage to wool and fur does not occur this year. False Security In listing woolen storage methods, Miss Coleman said that the mere pdor will not repel nor kill moths and that people who pin their faith on cedar, lavender or other odors are enjoying false security since moths eat heartily in such atmospheres. For Mississippi county farm homemakers who desire to find their woolens intact when the .snow flies again, Miss Coleman recommended the following storngc procedure: Destroy all moths, larvae or eggs in clothing by dry cleaning, washing in soap and water, by thorough brushing, airing, and sunning, or by the use of chemicals. Chemicals Effective Chemical motli killers, such as napthalene, paradischlorobenzene and gum camphor can be bought in balls, cakes or flakes. Flakes are preferred since they evaporate faster and allow the fumes to penetrate clothing more rapidly. One pound of flake naphthalene in a tight trunkful of clothes will give enough fumes to kill any moths in the clothes. After moths or eggs have been destroyed, the garments should be stored in • a tight trunk chest, closet, or a tightly-sealed paper clothes bag. They may also be wrapped in heavy unbroken paper nnd the edges sealed. If chemicals nrc used to kill the moths, the flakes, cakes or balls should be sprinkled between the clothes and an extra amount added at the top for good measure. When the container is sealed with fumigator's tape, the evaporating fumes kill all moths, larvae or eggs. It is important to clean and store clothes soon, Miss Coleman warned, since May, June. July, September and October are the biggest moth months. HEIITHT SEED FOR Small Gardener Must Solve Disease Problems With Good Varieties Since World War II began, spinach seed has gone up from 11 Id 70 cents, it is largely obtained from Europe. FARM LANDS FOR SALE Lands located in the fertile Little River and old Castor River Valleys, with proven production, none heller. PEMISCOT COUNTY 200 acres, 5 miles N.W. Stecle. on gravel road, good home and three other buildings, 88 acre cotton base, $2000.. cash will bind deal until Fall. IVice 525,000.. Federal Land Rank loan, 812,000 cash this year. 120 acres on Highway 01, near Hayt-i, fine home, two good tenant houses, good barn and other out buildings, 48 acre cotton base, «10 acres of fine growing Alfalfa, price'$18,000. one half cash. DVNKLIN COUNTY 120 acres N.W. Stecle. facing County Line Road, two gravel roads, three sets of buildings. Price SM,S)50 with §2000 cash now, S1500 this Fall, balance easy terms, rents paid in advance this year $1500.00. SO acres, half mile south of the above, for $10,500. Twa sets of improvements, located on gravel (proposed) one fourth mile south of above 120. 40 acres, joining the above 80. Price $5200.00. 40 acres, small house, 6 miles west of Holland, S3750. SO acres 8 miles west of Holland, on proposed road, about all cleared, price §(MOO STODDARD COUNTY 320 acres, 6 miles S.E. from Dexter, two bales to acre land, good home and barn, good tenant houses, gravel road- mail route. Electricity, dose to school loan of $19,500. Prudential to be assumed, price §36,200, $10,000 cash will handle, it will suit the most exacting buyer. 320 acres with about 20 acres woods pasture, four ^ S o^ f -iK Uil(lingS ' mail r ° utc * near scno K one mile TraiUjack Plantation, gravel road, two bales to - land. This i spriced at the very low price of )00 and purchaser gets rents this year. This land IS;old Castor River territory, ami is the best of "ood Una, low taxes. * We also have several large and small tracts in cleared, partially cleared and cut-over lands at prices from SI 5.00 to $50.00 per acre with good terms. be glad to show the above lands any lime. W. M. Burns, Realtor Blytheville, Ark. This time is no time to waste time, money, and energy on poor seed, and farm families should select the varieties they are going to plant this year not only from the standpoint of horticultural characteristics and adaptability, but also resistance to disease, according to the extension agents office. The small gardener, is faced with a number of disease problems that do not confront the commercial truck farmer. In the first place, the small gardener very frequently finds • it necessary to grow his vegetables year after year on the same plot of ground. This results in a serious buildup of disease organisms in the soil. In the second place, it is frequently impractical for the small gardener to produce his own plants for early setting, and consequently he runs the risk of bringing in diseases on purchased plants. Too, he grows many different plants, each of which suffers from several different diseases, and in order to control them all, different measures must be applied. Below 'is a list of the available disease-resistant varieties of vegetable seed and the disease to which they are resistant. Asparagus: Mary Washington and Martha Washington—resistant to rust. Lima beans: Hoppi 155—resistant to root knot. Snap beans: Wisconsin Refugee, Idaho Refugee, Refugee U. S. No. 5—resistant to bacterial blight and mosaic. Wisconsin Refugee. U. S. No. 3 and U. S. No. 4—resistant to some forms of rust. Alabama No. 1—resistant to root knot. Cabbage: Jersey Queen, Racine Market, Marion Market. Globe, Wisconsin Allhead Select, Wisconsin All seasons, Wisconsin Ball- head, Wisconsin Hollander No. 8, Red Hollander—resistant to ftisar- ium wilt. r Celery: Green varieties in gen- ral and Michigan Golden (self ilanching)—resistant to fusariurn wilt. Cucumbers: Shamrock—rcy-istant to. mosaic. Irish potatoes: Cebago—resistant to lats blight. i Muskmelons: Golden Gopher— esistant to fusariurn, wilt. Peas: Resistant Alaska, Peerless, Wisconsin Early S wee t—resistant o fusarium wilt. Squash: Geneva Delecta—resistant to mosaic. Spinach: Virginia Savoy, Old Dominion—resistant to mosaic. Sweet Corn: Golden Cross Ban,am, Spancross—resistant to bacterial wilt. Sweet potatoes: Southern Queen,; Triumphs — resistant to fusarium wilt. Porto Rico—resistant to root •mot. Tomatoes: Marglobe, Pntchard, Bread O'Day. Rutgers, Early Baltimore—resistant to fusarium wilt. Watermelons: Leesburg, Improved Xleckley Sweet No. 6, Improved Stone Mountain No. 5, Klondyke R7, Hawkesbury—resistant to fu- sarium wilt. Science Says Popeye Is Right About All Greens SPINACH NEW ZEALAND SPINACH i\v ' SWISS CMARD KALE Winter Cover Crops May Be Turned Under According to E. A. Stacy, chairman of Mississippi County AAA Committee, at this time Winter cover crops may be turned under to qualify for the 25 per cent and also to qualify on the green manure pnxctic? payment. These crops will not be checked by the county office. There are approximately 400 farms checked in Mississippi County in the form of a spot check and it has been determined that the proper growth has been reached at this tune and in some cases rye is getting too large. It will not. be necessary for the individual farmer to come to the county AAA office and report that he has turned his green manure crops under since it was checked in the Fall of 1941. It will be accepted at th? time regular performance is checked in the Summer, it was announced. Those reports that Popeye was wrong, and spinach is not the mayic food he represents, have been completely refuted by the latest vitamin discoveries. On the Use or protective foods, which the National Defense authorities urge Americans to grow in Victory Gardens, and not only grow, but eat, spinach stands absolutely at the top. A 3 3-5 ounce portion of cooked spiraeh contains 14,000 international units of Vitamin A. 27 similar units of El, and 13 milligrams of Vitamin C. However, those children and grownups who r\-j not like spinach arc not compelled to eat this particular green in order to get their vitamins. All the "greens" have loUs of vitamins; nnd of them all spinach is the hardest to grow in the home garden because of its short season. In 25 days after planting you can be harvesting Tendergreen, a variety of mustard, which produces large green leaves which, like Swiss chaui, can be cut from the plant without disturbing the root, to bq followed immediately by another crop. There are several varieties of mustard, maturing in 30 to 40 clays, which are popular for greens .They have a pungent flavor which is especially popular in the southern states, where greens have been oj dietary standby for generations. Most of the mustards will keep bearing until frost. Spinach takes longer to mature— 40 to 50 days—and does not like hot weather. It is harvested by pulling up the plant by roots, so that one crop Is all it yields. Sow just as soon as the ground can be worked, in rows a foot apart, and thin out to six inches between the plants. A crop foi-..,fall sown in July,, and' will find the cool autumn weather to its liking. Swiss chard 'is a species of beet which produces and insignificant root, but luxuriant broad leaves which have a distinctive flavor which many like better than other greens. Chard may be cut off at the ground, and fr.he roots will send up a new crop of leaves several times during the summer. It is highly esteemed for young- children during the hot weather when spinach is difficult to grow. New Zealand spinach is not a spinach, but a tropical plant which botanists call tetragonia expansa. It should not be sown until the ground is fairly warm, and then it should be given plenty of room. 2 to 3 feet between plants. In the northern states it grows to remarkable si/e. so that a peck of greens can be picked from a single plant once a week frosts come. Garden sorrel is a. hardy perennial which bears edible lea,ves considered by many to be delicious. It .should be sown in drills eighteen inches apart, preferably in light shade, as hot sun Is said to increase it acidity. The roots should be divided every four years. To continue the greens program into the lute fall and winter, sow in June seeds of kale or borecole Transplant to rows with two feet between plants. It takes 110 clays to bring plants to maturity, but frost improves the flavor and the plant continue to bear long after- other greens have been killed. Farm Woman's Column Time-honored but seldom-used methods of food preservation will have to be pressed into service this year on an extensive scale if year- round farm food budgets are to l>e filled regardless of restrictions on rubber and metals. Miss Con? Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent, has announced. With North Mississippi County farm families striving to produce all their home food needs so that more commercially-produced foods may be released to the nation's armed and industrial forces, this means that more food must be preserved than over before in spite of limited canning equipment. Among the food-preservation methods which will not require the use of critical war materials. Miss Coleman said, are drying. •krauting, and brining. All three mt-thods, the homo demonstration agent said, are recommended by Miss Mary E. Longhead of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture v/ho also advocates--extending- the'' 1 growing 'season for vegetables and providing " suitable storage facilities for fresh and preserved foods to help reduce the load on canning equipment. The extension specialist in foods and nutrition nlso suggests that since new pressure canners will be scarce in 1942, community canning equipment be located and put into service where • possible. This equipment, located where people without proper canning equipment can conveniently gather, may be ihe means of saving food which would otherwise go to waste Mi?s Longhead points out. Other stepr> suggested by Miss Loughead to increase 'home-food preservation in fhe face of limited canning supplies include the development of a system of exchange of labor and canning equipment; the checking of pressure canner guages for accuracy and the nir».li- jing of needed repairs at once; and the immediate placement of orders with dealers for jar • lids, new jars, rubber jar rings and cans for essential canning needs. Longer Harvest Season Will Enable Effective Use Of Limited Combines North Mississippi County farmers who have promised to plant a total of 125,000 acres of soybeans for oil in their Food-for-Victory program should not only plant high yielding varieties, but also plant two or more varieties which mature at separate times in order to lengthen the harvest season, which will enable them to make the most effective use of the limited number of combines available, according to J. j Pickren county agent. Varieties recommended and the order in which they mature are Alacoupin, Arksoy, Delsta, Mamloxi and Biloxi, the county agent sai-1 Though not as productive as the other recommended varieties Macoupin matures three to four'weelc; earlier-than Arksoy. which results in better distribution of harvest -- ing labor and equipment. Macou- pm, however, is usually recommended only on the more productive delta or terrace soils. Biloxi on the other hand, is not recommended on extremely productive .soils or where drainage is poor because of its rank growth and late maturity. Most varieties of soybeans differ from most common farm crops in that the date of maturity of any single variety cannot be changed to any great extent by the date oi planting, the county agent said Arksoys, for example, planted on April 15 will mature on about the •same date as Arksoys planted June 1. The best yields are obtained however, with all varieties when planted from April 25 to June l Other factors which affect yield are seedbed preparation, use of fertilizer and inoculation, method rate, and depth of seeding and cultivation. Detailed information on these practices are contained m Extension Leaflet No. 23 "Soybeans for Oil," which may 'be obtained from the county" agent. Decorate By Television Home Owners, it's now possible to hear about home decoration on . the radio as well as see it. A new program dealing with all the pro- olems of decoration form carpeting to furniture arrangement is now beng given on NBC's ' television •station and illustrated by the use of minature furniture symbols. ;?aul MacAlistcr, originator of Flan-a-Home furniture and well- known decorator, conducts the programs. |FSA Group Leaders I To Hold Meetings; Reports Scheduled Results of the Mississippi County neighborhood discussion groups in the drive to learn how much food can be produced for home consumption and for sale and facilities needed for production and distribution of the food will be announced at a meeting of the neighborhood discussion group leaders at Whitton, at 10:30 a. m. Thursday; Manila, at 9 a. m. April 24, and Blytheville, at 1:30 p. m. April 24, David. C. Neal, FSA supervisor, announced today. Leaders of Ihe discussion groups will present these .reports from various neighborhoods, showing the estimated amount of .surplus foods that will be produced and facilities needed, Mr. Neal said. An Italian law makes aviation training compulsory for all young men who are physically and mentally fitted for flying. The seal obtains the fresh water it needs by manufacturing it in its own bcdy as a product of food digestion. Method Of Mixing "' Enamel And Varnish Neither varnish nor enamel snould be shaken before using. Shaking creates air bubbles, detrimental to " the linsh. The liquid from the top of the can should be poured off into a clean container. The remain- . ing pigment should then be stirred until smooth Pour back the liquid, a little at a time, stirring constantly, until it. is all mixed thoroughly. Many species of tropical insects .' susp-md their nests in midair, as • a protection against- ants. Notice Farmers FOR SALE Cotton Seed Soy Beans Farmers Gin & Exchange Co. f,20 N. Broadway Phone 315 Blytheville, Arkansas Seek Cork Substitute From Bark Of Fir Tree SEATTLE (UPi—A now and abundant source of cork for war production, to replace the war- closed European supply, is being sought in the forestry laboratories of the University of Washington. Prof. Frederick A. Wangaard recently obtained usable cork from Douglas nr bark, but warned that. considerable improvement in tho process of recovery is needed before cork can become a commercial by-product of the Pacinc northwest's vast timber stands. Utilization of logging waste, with special emphasis on strategic cellulose products, also is being studied by forestry experts of the university in cooperation with the state planning commission. HIGHER COTTON PRICES Is tbc prospect for this Fall. For better yields ami more dollars per acre— Have your seed GRADED, DELINTED and CERESAN TREATED This'complete service for (>0c per hundred —at— RED TOP GIN North 61 H'wav —or— Phone 2142 The deposit of hoar frost, on foliage does not always cause damage, but at times actually acts as n protection. Choice D. & P. L. Cotton Seed For Planting No. 12 and 11-A., Slate Certified, Field Inspected and Ceresan Treated. Sacked in even weight sacks. While our supply lasts - $100.00 PER TON — F.O.B. ROSELAND ROSELAND GIN CO. R. C. Rose, Roseland, 'Ark. T FOR SALE PLANTING SEED Pedigreed Stoneville 2-B, Pedigreed Stoneville 4-B (Ambassador). Also first year Stoneville 2-B, 4-B and Delta Pine No. 12. Clean and Ceresan treated. 0. W. Coppedge Gin Co. HIGHWAY IS Arizona's Case Grande National Monument was visited by 12,877 persons during- 1940. —For Sale— COTTON PLANTING SEED Certified D. & P. L. No. 12—Graded, Delinted & Ce- resan Treated. Stoneville 215—Graded, Delinted & Ceresan Treated. Ambassador (Stoneville 4) Graded, Delinted & Ce- resan Treated. S5.00 per hundred These selected planting se ed were grown 1 from Pedigreed seed last season and have been carefully handled by us, assuring you the best. COTTON IS TOO HIGH TO TAKE A CHANCE ORDER TODAY WE WILL SWAP WITH YOU RED TOP GIN Phone 2142 North 61 Highway Blytheville Get the Jump on Hot Summer Weather... Install a- HUNTER ATTIC FAN NOW! It'snone too early to start thinking of cooling your honu this summer, and Hubbard Hardware is the place to find the fan you want! We have the famous "Hunter Zephair" line of fans . . . produced by a company that has built fans exclusively for ">:», years. Arid to its quiet efficiency the successful installation our knowledge and experience guarantees, and you have the ultimate in satisfaction! Ask for an estimate. —FHA TERMS —5-YEAR GUARANTEE See it running—feel its rush of air! Most Complete Stock of Fan in This Section! Electric Fans of All Types Priced From- $2.5O to $25O.OO We are wholesale and retail distributors for the complete line of Hunter Fans. We will be glad to give you engineering service and estimate without cost or obligation. I HARDWARE

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