< MGEttX Pubtishi* Every Friday In the fotmst of F»rm Families of This Africnlturtl Section. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1042 Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Progressive Farmers. Available Gin Saws Satis' factory For Long-Staple .'Upland Cotton Mississippi County farmers who are hesitating to plant long-staple upland cotton, such as Delfos and Coker Wilds, this season because they fear inadequate ginning facilities were- assured today by J. J. Pickren, county agent, that long- staple upland • cotton can be 1 handled satisfactorily by the available saw. gins. ''Although .Arkansas growers arc called upon to increase production of 'cotton .with staple of l 1-8 inches-and. over by 50,000 bales, some growers are hesitant about planting" it because they believe that aU'icng cotton must be roller ginned, and >they know that roller gins are not generally available in the upland Cotton Belt," he said. "Roller gins are necessary for sea island""and"American-Egyptian cotton,'but in the cases of American upland cotton of long -and even extra long staple, such as Delfos and CpKer Wrlds, it has been proved ".that good saw ginning is far superior to roller ginning," he explained. Tests at the U. S. Gotten Ginning Laboratory 'show- that saw ginning' of long-staple upland varieties is more efficient and results in.-..'better quality cotton. Extra Loan Premiums Since saw gins can handle the long-staple upland cotton even, better than roller gins—and with extra loaa prernuims to be paid for long- Model Victory Garden Yields j Food For Body, Flowers For Morale Save and Sell for Victory staple cotton this year, Mississippi County growers' should consider planting long-staple varieties. Mr. Pickren said. When upland cotton is roller ginned, according to information received by the county agent from C. A. Vines of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, considerably more foreign material, aborted 'seed motes, short fibers, and fuzz, are added to the lint than in the case of saw ginning. This results- in cotton of a lower grade. Furthermore, as pointed out by the assistant extension agronomist, long-staple upland . cotton frequently Contains discolored locks, and spots usually appear in the . lin^.after -roller ginning. In saw ~ B§>'' however, these spots dis- mixing iand . diffusion. [vTjiott'ori. that is. sanguined moother'; tiales. better, and Plan for a Victory Garden for a Family of Four. A Victory Garden plnmicd to provide fresh vegetables for a family of four during a period of fom months, is shown in the plan which accompanies this article. It will occupy a space 24x50 feet, such as is usually available n a. buck yard in a .suburb or out- ying city location. Both food and Towers win be grown in this garden, which will be beautiful as veil as productive. Much of the pace has been given to a pa'th, itul to flower .borders in front and car; but plenty is left for a long ist of nutritious vegetables, rich n vitamins, which will enable the amily table to be furnished with an appetizing variety of food. The list of crops has been made after careful consideration of the nmily needs and preferences, the probable yield and the nutritional values of the vegetables to be grown. Wherever there has been a choice between a nutritious, and a non- nutritious form of a given vegetable, the nutritious form has been chosen. The flowers, to be grown borders • along the path, and at the front and rear of the vegetable rows, are both ornamental in the garden, and suitable for cutting for use in the house. Here is the list of flowers and vegetables, each numbered or let- it ered to indicate its position on Hhe plan. This garden is planned to pro- x ducc a continuous yield throughout the harvest season. Rich feeding and care will combine to produce a heavy yield from .small space, and the vegetables so grown will contain maximum nutritive values, and excel in tenderness nud flavor. spinning value, all of which? rhakes . for higher grades and better prices. SeWeted Areas Much better ginning will result if production, of .staple cotton is concentrated in areas where but little short cotton is grown. This Employment Office To Help Recruit Labor For Farms Freeze-Proof Vegetables For All-Winter Harvest SAVE all good farm machinery. Make repairs. Order needed new parts. Swap equipment and parts with your neighbors. Keep wartime food production rolling. 1—Pole Lima Beans on fence 2—Cucumbers 3—Wax beans 4—Carrots 18—Spring onions 19—Peas 20—Chard 21—Peas 22—Celery Mississippi County and the entire State of Arkansas sire giving every cooperation in the Nation wide Food for Victory Campaign, according lo information just released by Herbert Whitehead, manager of the Blytheville Office of the United States Employment Service. In the -area served by the Blytheville Employment Office, the County Agricultural Committees of Mississippi, County are furnishing excellent leadership and farm owners and agricultural workers are urged to work closely with their nearest member of their County Agricultural Committee. In this county, the Government has set the quota of 130.000 acres of cotton 101,000 acres of corn-, 100,- GOi acres oi soy tieans, 75,003 acres of alfalfa, 125,000 acres ''of small Leachville Holds Play Tournament The annual ' North Mississippi County 4-H Play Tournament was held Saturday at the Leachville High School Auditorium in Leachville. Three plays and in-between acts were presented at the morning session 'by Gosmll, Boynton, and Yarbro. Four plays and fn-between acts were presented in the afternoon by Pawheen, Reec?, Promised Land and Box Elder. The three best plays were selected by the judges and presented again Saturday night lo decide the final winners. At the night session, Yarbro 4-H Club won first place with the one act play, "Pink and Patches." Gosnell won second place with the play, "Grandmother Nick." Reece club won third place with "How Bobby Put It Over." Gardens are not only food factories, but food storehouses, as well. This ability to keep vegetables fresh is especially striking with relation to parsnips, salsify and kale, which can be left in he garden all' winter and gathered at any time. to be served on the table in good ,. condition. Salsify b popularly known as oyster plant, because when cooked its flavor resembles that of the. oyster. It requires a long season of growth to develop its roots which are- not large c-ven when grown to the full extent of the plant's capability. It thrives under the same conditions as the parsnip—a light, rich soil, without fresh manure. The roots are long and slender, seldom more than an inch in thickness. They are at their be.sc after having been frozen and the season is late winter and early j spring. Seed should tte sown early ro give them a long 1 growing season. One of the reasons that has caused this vegetable to lack popularity is its unattractive and discolored appearance when cooked. Parsnips, Kale and Salisfy .arc Three Vegetables That Can Ke Gathered Any Timt' During- the Winter .Months. .Freezing- . lin- This Is due to ine fact that it se- froves Their Flavor. cretes a milk juice which turns black when exposed to the air. It should be cleaned and scraped in SELL your old iron and steel. Get it to your junk dealer right away. Steel mills are working 24 hours a day. They need scrap for every hatch of steel. Can Stress Health To Aid Victory water which has been acidulated j good depth. by the addition of vinegar. This' j will do away with the discolored i appearance. ; It is cooked .by dipping it in batter and frying it in deep fat or by boiling and creaming it. In either style it is a very tasty vegetable. A close relative of similar flavor and making, larger roots is the scorzonera which has blo.ck roots. The seed should be sown early and deeply considering it sizs, three-quarters o£ an ieh down being about right. Trey should be or turnips. The .soil .should be deeply prepared, as t:ie root makes The drain of doctors and nurses into military service means that every family must use special care or events which may'never come to pass. Every day newspapers .suggest some way by which we may be useful citizens and aid in thinned to about four inches apart, as the roots do not need the room to develop required by parsnips Notice Farmers FOR SALE Cotton Seed ' Soy Beans Farmers Gin & Exchange Co. TUT 520 N. Broadway Phone 315 Blytheville, Arkansas the universal fight and democracy." for freedom Pawheen club won first place to keep its general health at top for the in-between act with -Reece} notch. Miss^ Cora ^Lee^Coleman. second. Among the outstanding features i of the play tournament were the acting of Besse - essneH county home demonstration agent, said yesterday in discussing the homemakers' part in the National Victorv pnd Tip Hollingsworth of the Yar- ; One important way homemaKers bro club. Miss PressnelL won first as individual actress with Martha Pnvn3 of the same club running a grain such as oats, rye, and vetch, j close second. Mr. Hollmgsworth won emphasis to healthful clfets. T*^ ftllfill flli,- rn7c-irv>-ir»-io™f Trrill I fi»'rf nln^O o C t H» hd^fc flptOl* I * ..___.. 5—Green Beans 2 3—Collards 6—Beets 24—Kale .makes it possible ' to gin a large J~*: eaf . lettllce 25-Brpccoli number of bales with similar staple. Constant adjusting of ginning equipment, to all staple lengths. makes good ginning difficult. More efficient production, as well as better harvesting and handling will come from areas where producers are experienced with staple varieties as Delfos and Coker Wilds. "Some growers have continued to have their long-staple upland cotton ginned on roller gins, although this has resulted in a loss." Vines pointed out. 'Perhaps this has been because available saw-gin- ping facilities have not been satisfactory. In these cases, inexpensive improvements in the equipment and improved practices would remedy the situation. It is up to the ginners to be prepared to properly handle the longer upland cotton." Farmers and girmers desiring additional information on recommended ginning practices should get in touch with their county agent, or write to the U. S. Cotton Ginning Laboratory at Stoneville, Miss. 8—Parsnips 9—Cos lettuce 10— Spring onions 11—Escarolle (endive) 12—Turnips 13—Parsley 14—Egg Plant 15—Peppers 16—Oyster Plant i Salsify* 17—Green . Beans A—Zinnias B—Marigold C—Gladioli D—Gladioli E—Red, White & Blue Centaurcas F—Salpiglcssis 26—Carrots 27—Italian Marrow 28—Pole Lima Beans on fence 29—Red tomatoes on fence, 12 plants 30—Yellow Tomatoes on fence, 12 plants- G—Red, White l To fulfill this assignment will require the cooperation of every ! citizen connected in any way .with the agricultural program", Mr. Whitehead said, "I am .sure that Mississippi County will do its part in tliis national emergency. This county rates among the highest of any agricultural county in the United States." Nationally it nos been estimated that approximately three hundred thousand more man-years of agricultural labor will be needed to meet the huge 1942 production goal in the face of this need, agriculture lost about 3:15.000 workers last year. The United States Employment Service, with 1500 full time and 30CO part tune employment offices has the over-all job of recruiting first as the ailI4.li.lB a. r- . £*™fe !? oLpKxipart" counteract the growing scarcity of medical and nursing attention for the civilian population. Coleman advised, is to give Maurgntte Brotherton of Steele,? Mo.. Miss Viols t Pruitt of Leachville, and Miss Inez Kincaid of Osceola. were judges. & Blue Cen- taurea H— Calliopsis K—On arbor. red. white and blue i morning ^ glories Mount Kamet, in the Himalayas, is the highest mountain ever climbed- by man. It is the eighth largest in the world. In the rows where early crops have been planted which may be entirely consumed in time to make succession plantings, the following will be planted as .second crops: 12—Green beans 17—Onion sets 19—Chinese Cabbage 21—Winter Radishes 26—Wax Beans 3—Beets 4—Green j beans 6—Cos lettuce 7—Onion sets 9—Carrots i 10—Endive needed labor in every field of activity. Eacu :ocal office has a farm placement man on its staff. In Blytheville, the local office and Mr. Cleveland, the local farm placement representative, assure this'entire area of their continued interest in and best efforts devoted to the agricultural labor problems of this community and the Nation r'The immediate problem confronting all of us." said Mr Whitehead "is the recruitment oi an adequate supply of agricultura labor to meet t,he unprecedented requirements that challenge us. To be successful in such a tremendous program, it will be necessary tha we have the interest and coopera tion of every one'. : Special Hereford Cattle Sale Newbern Sales Co. The world's largest open gran ite quarries arc located at Mt Airy. N. C. There are approximately 500.- CCO wool growers in the United States. 4-H Club News The Forty and Eight 4-H Club net Wednesday at the Forty and Eight, school house for their regu- ar 4-H Club meeting. Lyman Henon. president, presided. The meeting opened with the particularly diets for small and growing children 1 . Farm Woman's Column singing of "Home On the Range", cd by Kenneth Merriet. The regu- ar 4-H Club business meeting was conducted afUr which Ivan Gilli- nnd. assistant county agent, discussed the need for increasing 4-H Hub enrollment. He also stressed the importance of the keeping of record books for the different club projects and distributed record books and' bulletins to the mem- oers. After Mr. Gilliland had finished giving out the books'and bulletins, the following captains made reports: Buddy Metzger. pig captain, report- In this regard, the home demonstration agent urged Mississippi county homemakers to observe the following rules for safeguarding health prepared by Miss Gertrude E. Conant. extension specialist in child development and family life. University of Arkansas College of Agriculture: "The first and most important health safeguard is the use of plenty of protective foods including milk and milk products, eggs, vegetables, fruits, meats, and whol2 grain cereals. Cereals, in particular, are an excellent source of the Mississippi County farm homemakers were informed today by Miss Cera Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent, that a new extension leaflet to aid housewives in solving sugar shortage problems is ready for distribution. A supply of the leaflets has just been received in the county Ex- ^ tension Office, and any .Missis- ! sippi county homemaker may obtain a free copy by calling at the office, or requesting, by postcard, a copy of Leaflet No. 32 "Sugar Substitutes in Cooking," Miss Coleman said. Included in the leaflet, was prepared by • Miss Mary E. Lcughead of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, according to the home demonstration agent, are recipes, and directions for substituting sorghum and honey in sauces, cakes, pies, puddings, cookies and cake frosting. Recipes for making hot molasses cake, gingerbread, molasses cookies, sorghum pecan pie. bake In- FOR SALE PLANTING SEED Pedigreed Stoneville 2-B, Pedigreed Stoneville 4-B (Ambassador). Also first year Stcmeville 2-B, 4-B and Delta Pine No. 12. Clean and Ceresan treated. HIGHWAY 18 Si m vitamin B component, thiamin, j dia ' n pud[i in?/ honey spice cake, wmrh npm<; m k-pfn thp nerves ', , . _,1^_ __i__ •, * *. which helps to keep the nerves in good condition, but children need all these foods to keep growing and to keep going. New Skills Valuable "Other methods which may bs used to protect health include learning and applying new skills in home hygiene and nursing. (Red Cross first aidK care 'in honey chocolate cake, honey frosting, honey refrigerator cookies, and honey-cranberry relish are among those included in the leaflet. Miss Coleman said. avoiding accidents in the horns; mental health ed that eight members were taking ——* — —£ a pig as their project; Lyman Hen- i ^ n Qf fa anrf C0mrmmity fun son. calf captain, reported that so an(J u , e extension of hos pitality far only one member was raising a and nei g hb0 rliness. Every person calf as their .club project; Annie should nave a j 0 b f or which he is Lee Johnson, gardening and can- held responsible. ning captain, that there were eight "There is no 1 members in her group raising a nervous jitters than work. Join a garden as their club project and to : Red Cross nutrition class and ap- "There is no better antidote for help in the Food-For-Victory program: Ricliard Alsup, poultry captain, that 11 club members were raising chickens, and Lucille Connet, room improvement captain, that nine girls were improving some room of their home as their Home Demonstration Notes The Clear Lake Home Demonstration Club was hostess Wendes- day at the Char Lake Club house to representatives from the Reece, Flat Lake. Annorel and Promised Land clubs. Twenty-three were present. Pot luck lunch was served at noon. During the afternoon. Mrs. R. L. Ashby. president cf the Clear Lake c j u b' presided over the business session. The group sang "In The HIGHER COTTON PilCES Is the prospect for this Fall. For better yields and more dollars per acre— Have your seed GRADED, DELINTED and CERESAN TREATED This complete service for (U)c per hundred ply the, principles of nutrition Garden" and a devotional was thus learned ^in planning balanced I given by Mrs L G Scott Each member answered roll call by tell- Newbern, Tennessee TUESDAY April 28th 450 Hereford cows and calves and 200 Hereford stocker calves. 200 of these cows already have calves by side. The rest of them arc heavy springers. ^ These cows and calves will be ^.old in lots of .>. to 20 giving every one a chance at them. ; This wiR be the largest Hereford cattle sale l» be held irt the South this Spring. Be sore and come .early. NEWIERN SALES COMPANY Wewberri, Tennessee Defoe Furniture Co. 126 E. Main St. Wanted: Used Furniture. • Also you can trade your old furniture in on new. Town Gardens for School Food BLCCtMPIELD, Mo.. t'UTM— The Chamber of Commerce is putting in a garden. The chamber voted financial support for a garden project of from 12 to 15 acres to givo employment to about 20 persons and provide for next year's school] free lunch program. meals. Get the children interested in "Food for Health" through carrying out the suggestions en the "Food Selection Score Card." The whole family should try to see how good a score each individual member can make. "Keep cheerful!! Count your mercies and be thankful for them! Lunsfcrd. secretary; And stop worrying about things Dickson. reporter ing what they had for the Better Tomes Tour. The following officers were elected for the county council: Mrs. F. A. Rogers, president: Mrs. E. A. Jordan. viC3 president: Mrs. W. F. Mrs. I. E. North 61 H'wav —or- Phone 2U2 FOR SALE COTTON SEE ? f CertiGed Coker 100 Strain 3. Stoneville 2-B. Several Tons—Wilds Long Staple R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Phone ai41 Blytheville —For Sale— COTTON PLANTING SEED Certified D. & P. L. No. 12—Graded, Delinled & Ce- resan Treated. Stoneville 2B—Graded, Delinted & Ceresan Treated. Ambassador (Stoneville 4) Graded, Delinted & Ce- resan Treated. S5.00 per hundred These selected planting seed were grown from Pedigreed seed last season and have been carefully handled by us, assuring you the best. Limited supply of Pedigreed Stoneville 2B and Ambassador (Stoneville 4) — $7.50 per 100 Ib. sealed bag. RED TOP GIN Phone 2142 North 61 Highway Blytheville Pedigreed D, & P. L. No. 12 Cotton Seed Soy Beans Delsta, Arksoy and Hrksoy No. 2913 Alfalfa Seed Call Us For Prices! Lee Wilson Co. Armorel, Ark.
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