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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1942 BLYTI1EVJLLE (AKK.)', COURIEK NEWS Published Every Friday In the' Interest of Farm Families of Thill Agricultural Section. PA'GE THREB FARM NEWS-PEA 7 URES Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Pro-' gressive Farmers. Annual Fat Calf Show, SaleTo Be Held May 8-9 "" IIHUSH ' " Two Day Show Will Feature Animals Fed By 4-H Club Members The second annuiil Mississippi bounty Fat Calf. Show and Sale, featuring ICO Hereford calves, will e held at Wilson May 8 and 9. . total of $300 in cash premiums iviil be awarded to prize entries. CAwners of calves picked at choice will be awarded $5 each; E )d calves. $-1 each; and commer- 1 calves, $3. Champion and rove champion calves will be select- id from the choice group and will receive appropriate ribbons. The show will bci-.in at 10 a.m. May 8 and will feature calves fed and cared for by 4-H boys and iirls of this county. The weight 3f the stock ranges from 850 to 1200 Ibs. The sale, at which stock of the lighest quality will be auctioned o the highest bidder, will start it 10 a.m. May fi. The general rules of the show aid sale are: Calves must be in the barn and •cady to show nt- 10 a.m., May 8. (No boy or girl may show more than two calves. Animals must be shown and sold jy the owner. If two calves arc shown by the .same owner, he may designate another 4-H boy or girl Lo show the additional cair. Only Mississippi County 4-H boys and girls are eligible to participate in the show and sale. Calves will' be sold at auction. The exhibitor must furnish his own feed, feed box and water bucket. Straw- for bedding the Thick Stand Of Cotton Is Advised Thick spacing of cotton is recommended to all growers by J. J. Pickren, county ngent, because it is an effective cultural method for the control of boll weevil and Ic^af worm damage, and will probably result in a crop of high grade, in his opinion. Thickly spaced plants, he said, will set a. crop before a boll weevil or leaf worm outbreak usually occurs. Thick spacing forces early setting by depressing the growth of the lower branches," which are strictly vegetative growth and are not fruiting branches, and stimulating the growth of the upper branches on the stalk, which are the fruiting branches. Earlier setting will result in earlier harvest, the county agent said. An early harvest will probably result in better grades because weather conditions arc usually more favorable than for harvesting. Late harvesting is usually affected by fall rains. The University of Arkansas College of Agriculture has found that two or three plants a hoe's width apart on all lands is the most- lavorable spacing. The rows should vary in width from four and one- half feet on fertile areas to three feet on poor land. The danger of long skips is also minimized by thick spacing. Something Else To Throw At Hirohito AUTO LOANS NO ENDORSERS NEEDED 1936 and later model cars Repayments On Easy Terms ! Borrow S100 .. Pay S7.30 Monthly 1 Borrow S150 .. Pay 10.95 Monthly Borrow 5200 .. Pay 14.60 Monthly Borrow 5300 . . Pay 21.90 Monthly Borrow $400 .. Pay 29.20 Monthly (15 Month Plan) COMMERCIAL CREDIT PLAN INCORPORATED I (An Industrial Loan Institution) | Lynch Buildina 321 W. Main Street! Phone: 503 animal clown will be furnished. Calves miust be ready for sale by 10 a.m., May 9. The sale is good unless rejected by the owner at the close of the bidding-, and calf will be run through the ring more than once. A weight and sale order will be made and the exhibitor must not move his calf until instructed by the superintendent in ctiarge. The sale is open to any fanner Higher and higher grows the pile of scrap metals gathered from farms, backyards, allies,. garages and other sources as members of Blytheville's Future Farmers of America unload another truck. Useless objects today, they will soon be transformed into something Uncle Sam can throw at the Japs- planes, ships, ammunition—scraps that will make America strong. The two boys on the truck are Junior Spencer and A. u. Smith Jr. Food Survey Completed For County The county agent's ofl'lce, in an ell'ort to determine the .success of the Food-For-Viclory drive, IMS recently completed a survey of over 3.1MH) farm families in North Mississippi County. Results of this inve.stiyatkm show that much hits been accomplished toward increasing farm production, but that certain parts of the program have still not met with the necessary response. Ownership of dairy COWH has shown a marked increase over that of lust year. In HMi approximately a third of the total number of farm families Included in the survey owned a dairy cow. Tills year, an additional 2000 cows are being milked in barns throughout this part of the county. Hog owners in 19<11 apparently reall/ed the demand the war would create in this market as they increased the sl/,e of their herds by a total of nearly 4000 head. Poultry fanciers showed one of the most marked Increases in the entire survey. They have more tanks, guns, than doubled the number of barnyard cacklcrs on their i;oosts. This TBH1ED SEED On the ground, left to right arc Frank Jennings and Orval Shanneyiclt. At the right are L. G. Nash, local implement dealer who is helping sponsor the scrap metal drive here, and Freeman Robinson, vocational agriculture instructor under whose supervision this team of scrap searchers is working. Members of 4-H clubs throughout the county also are contributing their share of the tons of waste metals that soon will go to U. S. war factories. Cream Requires Special Care When Temperatures Are High ,. , . . * ,. •J-»Vfc«*\.»*.tv/»JV/i.l.V\J*A^l., tlVjV* V, m the county who has calves ol H c _ D coordinator similar type to the 4-11 calves. The number to be sold under this classification is not limited. The show and sale are sponsored by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. Sioux Adopt Mac-Arthur POPLAR, Mont. (UP)—Sioux Indians at Chelsea, with an elaborate ceremony, adopted Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur a member of the tribe and sent him headdress. a single-feathered FOR SALE COTTON SEED CcrtiOcd Cokcr 100 Strain 3. Stoncville 2-B. Several Tons—Wilds Long Staple R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Phone 3141 BlytheviUe Arkansas farmers who have not already changed over to Summer practices in the care of their cream should do so at once, according to of the National Cream Quality Program. Weather bureau records covering many years indicate, according to MJ 1 . Darger, that in this state April 2 i:s the first Spring date on which the average maximum temperature reaches 68 degrees—a temperature which spells danger to a highly perishable product like cream- even though occasional higher temperatures occur in some sections of the state long before. Because so many farmers allow warm weather to take them by surprise, the Spring season is usually marked by a rise in tho 1 amount of cream rejected as of too poor a quality—a fact which costs them" a pretty penny. Mr. Darger said that just as certain adjustments must be made on a car to prepare it for best Summer performance, so the production of cream calls for a certain amount of extra care in milking, cooling, and delivering, if the farmer.is to have the best results with it in warm weather. The four "musts' of Summer cream practices arc listed by Mr. Darger as follows: 1. Deliver three times weekly instead of on the twicc-a-week schedule usually followed during the months. 2. Hurry to cool cream immediately after separation and then' keep it under GO degrees until it is sold. The safest place to keep cream is in the refrigerator. If that is out of the question, the next (J cral Food and Drug Administration, if a pail or other utensil is not thoroughly clean or little droplets of milk or cream are left in the bottom or on the sides, one can be certain some bacteria and mold remain in the pail. While the pail is waitng to be used the next time, these little animals do a fine job of reproducing themselves, .so that by the time the pail is acually used again they have multiplied a thousand-fold. The new milk or cream which 'goes into the pail' immediately becomes contaminated and a teeming mass of bacteria and mold whch, in turn, start reproducing. Once they get started it is difficult to prevent further growth and the damage they inevitably do to cream." General cooking rules for vegetables outlined by the Extension specialist in foods and nutrition in the new leaflet arc as follows: Use cooking methods for each vegetable that will produce products of good flavor attractive shape, and color and texture, with Farm Woman's Column I SAVE MONEY best place is in providing a flow a simple tank of cold water Sinclair Greases save farmers money over a season because they last so long. They help prevent costly breakdowns because they lubricate moving parts safely. You play safe and save money when you use Sinclair Greases. around the cream which any farmer can build out of a barrel with a few simple tools and a bt ol ingenuity. -3. Watch with exceptional care the sanitary conditions under which the cream is produced. This means clean cows, a clean barn, clean utensils, in short, utmost cleanliness in everything which comes in contact with the milk and cream. 4. Guard the flavor. Keep cows off weedy pastures three or four hours before milking, and feed silage only after milking, never immediately before. Do not store cream in any place where it is likely to pick up objectionable flavors. Cream picks up odors much like a blotter absorbs ink, and some of these odors carry right, through into the finished butter. "Once cream is allowed to spoil nothing can be done that will make it good again," .said Mr. Darger. "Sanitation is undoubtedly the most important factor in producing good crcnm and especially that phase of .sanitation involving a thorough job of cleaning and .sterilizing all utensils each Urn they are used. "What happens when this ,i>: not practised conscientiously hns been described hy j. o. Cbrkr, chief of the central district. Fed- If vegetables could talk, they could do considerable bragging about their impoitance as food: As a matter of fact, says Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration ngcnt, in discussing the importance of vegetables in the daily diet, vegetables are so important to health and beauty that they are often referred to as Nature's beauty and health treatment. But, she points out, vegetables really .speak lor themselves a.s an important food group because of the variety in texture, color, and flavor they acid to meals and the contribution they make in food value. Vegetables, as Miss Mary E. Longhead of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, states in a new Extension leaflet, arc good sources of calcium, phosphorus, and iron; vitamins A and C r thiamin <B1), riboflavin (BO, and nicotinic acid. They also contain some fiber (roughage), whch aids in the digestion of food and the disposal as little loss in food value as possible. Cook them in the skin, bake, or steam often. Some minerals and vitamlas go into the cooklnc water when they arc boiled. Save the cooking water and use in sauces, gravies, and soups; or cook in small amounts of water, so that no water is left. Cook green vegetables in an uncovered pan for a short time to keep them brighter in color. Soda- added, to vegetables to keep them green will destroy .some of the vitamins.: Add a small amount .of vinegar to red vegetables to preserve the color. Soak dried vegetables before cooking. Boil home-canned vegetables 10 minutes before using. If opened and >eft in the open air for an hour or so before cooking, the flavor of canned vegetables will be improved. Cook vegetables until just tender. Overcooking tends to darken the color, develop strong flavors, make the texture less desirable, and increase loss of food value. In the new leaflet, Miss Longhead has also included specific directions for cooking such vegetables as beans, eggplant, turnips, okra. cabbage, green onions, squash, beets, and carrots. Copies of the leaflet, entitled, "Vegetables," arc available in the county Extension office. And any Mississppi county farm hornemaker may obtain a free copy by calling at the Extension office, Miss Coleman says. is particularly significant in the light of the recent e«g shortage scare. Apparently farmers arc determined that the county shall continue ' to have plenty of eggs and fried chicken, in spile of Mr Hitler. Soybeans, a comparatively new crop for this section of the country and one of the most important from the standpoint of the defense program, showed one of the strongest gains of the .survey, North Mississippi County farmers have almost doubled their prospective yield ol' this grain in the space of a year's time. Pcrlmps the most disappointing result of the survey, was the slight increase shown in the number of gardens planted by farm families. National, state and county olTiclals have long been asserting that, to be completely satisfactory, the Food-For-Victory campaign must succeed in causing every farmer to plant a garden. However, an increase of only 500 is shown in this field. Authorities are hoping that farmers throughout this section of Arkansas will realize that the rich soil of their farms - is particularly adapted to the raising of garden vegetables and will, accordingly, take steps to remedy the situation. Birds and Rodents Will Avoid Peanut Seed Treated Before Planting J. J. Pickren, county agent, is advising peanut growers to treat their peanut seed before planting in order to protect their crop from inroads of birds and rodents after planting 1 . Crows, pigeons, salamanders, squirrels, and other ))csts are particularly active in the destruction ol the planted peanut seed, It has been ponied out. The seed Is treated with a simple mixture of equal parts of pine tar and kerosene. The seed il first spread up on a floor or on a wagon sheet, and then .sprinkled with the treating mixture. The seed is stirred to distribute the mixture uniformly. IL is not necessary nor desirable the county agent said, that the material covers the entire pod 01 kerntvl ns a little of the mixtun will be effective, The treatment may be used for both shelled and unshellcd seed the county agent said, but he pointed out that great care should be exercised to avoid Injury to shelled seed while handling. 'Peanut planting may extend through May and into June, but best results have been obtained by the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture from May plantings. •Peanuts may be planted in the shell, but more uniform stands have resulted from planting shelled pca- More detailed information is presented in Extenson Service Leaf- et No. 24, '^Peanut Production in Arkansas," which may be obtained from the office of the county agent» "Junk" you may be, but not to me For beneath your rust and grime My thoughts run buck to a happier time; When covered o'er with paint and lacquer You cost me many a hard-earned smacker. For me. you've saved many hours of toil Wresting crops from Nature's soil. And, now that your job on the farm is o'er The Yanks are calling from distant shore: ''Come, put teeth in the cannon's roar!" 1'cnvoi Adieu then. "Junk!" God speed your trip Here's hoping you land on some Jap ship. Delta Implements, Inc. SKIS » uu >Ul l»'Z 'S OJE let Irfte tSfe/ivfer fb your farm Ncckcrs Might J5c Saboteurs SANTA BARBARA, Cal. (UP) — j War delivered a serious blow to "night neckers" on the high school campus. The State Guard has warned high school students there' is no way they can distinguish in the dark a "ncckcr" from a saboteur and they will be obliged to act as though they were one and the same. A hummock is a rounded knoll; of waste product by the body. a hemlock is a tree. J.ALLEN Phone 2005 — Agent — BlytheviUe, Ark. A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The i Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modern shops in Northeast Arkansas. Phone 3202 Glencoe Bids. Farmers! WE HAVE IN STOCK— hay presses. — Horse drawn and tractor cultivators. — Horse drawn mowers. — Water pumps, water troughs, hoes and sweeps. Delta Implements, Inc. 320 S. 2nd. St. Phone 2045 Jury Considers 17-Ccnt C;»so TOLEDO, O. (UP)—A jury of 12 sat in the Toledo court room ot Municipal Judge Homer A. Ramey to hear testimony in the case of 53- year-old George James, The charge was stealing two bars of soap valued at 17 cents. SEEDS FOR SALE Pedigreed D. & P. L No. 12 Cotton Seed Take Advantage of Our SPECIAL SPRING TUNE-UP and VICTORY CHECK-UP It consists of a thorough checkup of your auto; cleaning, tightening and adjusting all parts. Sec us for prices - - 50% discount during May. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. "Complete service, lubrication and repair department for all makes of automobiles & trucks." 121 W. Ash St., Phone ZlZ'l Soy Beans Delsta, Arksoy and Arksoy No. 2913 Alfalfa Seed > Call Us For Prices! \ Lee Wilson Co. Armorel, Ark. FOR SALE DUROC-JERSEY BREEDING STOCK BRED GILTS—June-July farrow. OPEN GILTS—All sizes. SWUNG PIGS—either sex. 250 to select from. Write or Visit Riverdale Farms Castlio Bros, Luxora, Ark. THE NATION'S TOP BLOODLINES

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