The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1942 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 15, 1942
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PAGE SIX I Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm ^rallies of Tiiis| Agricultural Section. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1942 FARM NEWS- Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Progressive Farmers. Plant To Prosper Deadline June 1; 96,820_Enrolled •By WALTER DURHAM Plant To Prosper Director Commercial Appeal " The largest Plant To Prosper and Live-At-Home cwol- ment in the nine-year history of The Commercial Appeal's competition was recorded this week when incomplete tabulations-showed 96,820 MidSouth farm families have entered the 1942 contest to compete for S3850 in cash and numerous MISS ME Careful Stretching Will Enable Consumer to Maintain Nutrition in the Home Improvement ^Division, open only to tenants and .sharecroppers, are $25 each, Tn the L-ive-At-Homo, Competition, state prizes are $50 for first; $25 for second; $15 for third and $10 for forth in each division. County winners in both contests will be' awarded the* Commercial Appeal Cerfificaie of Merit, testifying to their ability and industry as farmers, and will be invited to the ninth annual MidSouth Farm Forum and Plain To Prosper Rally in Memphis next Dm'mber. Winners in the Livf-At-Homi- Competition wil be entertained at Manassas High School. other prizes. Last year a total of 81.489 farm- * ers, representing 418.300 persons, ' participated- in the competitions. These families cultivated 2,994.493 acres of land. Cultivate 3,428,987 Acres Farmers enrolled tbis year represent 434,210 parsons and cultivate 3,428,987 acres. To set the new all time high enrolment record, which more than doubles the 1940 registration, each of the four states embraced in the contest set a new high entry mark. In both the Landowner and Tenant Divisions of both contests, previous entry records also were smashed. Because of the enormous number of entries being received in each mail,' a complete official tabulation probably wili not be made until after June 1. when the deadline for receiving individual entries ex- piresr Counties .submitting entries between now and June 1 will not receive credit for them toward The Commercial Appeal Enrolment Trophy. Tennessee Shows Way A total of 52.843 enrolled in the Plant To Prosper Contest, while 43,97? negro farmers are registered in the Live-At-Homo Competition .Last..year, the registration in Plant To Prosper was 45,930, compared with. 33529 in the Live-At-Home Competition. Tennessee which has led the four states covered by the contest- Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and •Missouri—since the enrolment drive started last. January, chalked up a new record this year by entering a total of 64,532* contestants. Arkansas, from which state entries in big lots are arriving daily, is second, with a total of 22,570' entries. Despite the fact that Mississippi to make has the -highest enrolment in its j tl l^ farms_ they purchase," he said, history it is trailing in third place.' with 6478 participants, while Missouri by more :.han doubling its previous high enrolment, has 324Q contestants. - ;•••-,, %t County Leaders Listed • Leading counties in the Plant To Prosper Contest are: Poinsett, 1854; Greene. i«7; Mississippi, 585- Craighsad. 512. _In the XiVe-At-Home Competi- Qualified Families May Buy Farms, However, And Repair Old Houses 1 Qualified low-income farm families will be abl? to purchase farms under the provisions of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant, Act. al-' .spoons sugar. In discussing the quest ion uppermost in the minds of cv-ry American since sugar rationing has gone into effect, Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent, says that the .sugar allotment of eight ounces a week or 20 pounds a year is not too severe a drop from the 50 pounds a year recommended as a satisfactory standard from a nutritional standpoint. It is a real drop, however, from the average annual consumption of 115 pounds per person, and just how much adjusting each person will have to do will depend brgvly on individual preferences and food habits, Miss Coleman said. Explaining that eight ounces of sugar is approximately one cup, 16 tablespoons, or 48 teaspoons, or. in terms of energy value, 000 cal- orics. Miss Col;man says, that the amount, if distributed equally throughout the week, will mean not quite seven teaspoons a day. For individuals wondering how far seven teaspoons a day will go. Miss Coleman lists examples, prepared by Mary E. Lough-ad of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, of how much sugar is used at the table just for sweetening and in some desserts and other dishes: 1 cup coffee—1 or more teaspoons sugar. Multiply number of cups ffAV£ WE tr CROP INSURANCE* DAD HELP SUPPL1 Many Ways To Preserve Food On Little Sugar answering-. "What I Have for Bet-.' ter Homes Wcc-k." Devotional was read by Harriet Payne, and group .singing- was led by Mrs. O. R. Redford. A report was made on the Better Homes tour. Demonstration was given by 'Mrs. Nitrogen Shortage for 1943 Seen; Fanners Advised To Plan Now Because the nitrogen shortage for the 194:! crop may be even than the 1942 shortage. Mlssissippi County homemakers ; Claude Duncan on re-covering lu-r wcrrhd over the allotment of five i ."tudio couch, pcunds of sugar per person for i During the social hour, games canning purposes were advised to- t were played and a phue lunch and day that the amount of sugar used ( i^'d tea were s^rvc-J. for food preservation can be reduced in several ways. The suggestions for sugar saving, issued by Miss Mary E. Longhead, extension specialist in foods and nutrition, and included canning fruit in thin syrup, making more butter and less jelly or preserves, canning fruit juices without sugar, Charles P. Simmons of tin Uni- ?". d can ^"g fruit in their own versiiy of Arkansas College of Ag- JU ' C8 ' ^° Wlthout sugar " licul!tire advise;; fanners to make Housewives who believe that War Needs Give U.S. Children Some Down-to-Earth Training BY RUTH M1LLETT for them to have, still there is the American kids ought to get some , lesson: it's up to every person t:- jcccl cut cf the war. At least it i null his share nf thn innrt gcccl is teaching many drunk each clay by number of otherwise would never have known least it i pull his share of the load, of them, who teaspoons used, in a cup. It may mean fewer cups of coffee or less sugar per cup. 1 cup tea—^same as coffee. 1 cup cocoa—2 teaspoons sugar. 1 serving candied sweet potato medium size potato)—4 lea- Lhe meaning of ;;ur:h things, the value of thrift, cooperation, and far-sightedness. Mcthers and dads who used to though they will not be able to erect new residences because of the WPB's restrictions on new construction, David C. Neal, rural supervisor for the Farm Security Administration has announced. "Farm families, who qualify for tenant-purchase loans, will be able "They will be ablv to put the houses in such condition as is treat all possessions (automobiles included; in the careless "When this is gone I can buy another" manner, art 1 today taking good 1 tablespon jelly or preserves—21 care of everything they have. Not Becomes Officer at . 18 teaspoons sugar. 1 piece lemon meringue pie (cut G pieces to a 9-inch pie)—12 teaspoons sugar. 1 piec? custard pie—I 1 :': teaspoons sugar. 1 plain cup cake (2 inches in cnly that, they're spending money mere cautiously than before, shopping around trying to get the rnqst for what they spend. And whereas Mother used 'to think nothing of calling \ip and ordering two or ihrec small items CAMP- ROBERTS, Cal. (UP) — Lieut. Earl H. Smith. Charloti N. C.. is off to an early start up the ladder of military success. The newly arrived officer was ineligible for an army commission for two years because cf his youth. When he became 18 in March, he was made a sEcond lieutenant, the youngest in the U. S. Armv. diameter and 2 inches thick. No f r0m the grocery, or even putting necessary to protect the health of j their families. The repairs must not change the design of the building, however, and no new rooms cnn be added. "While the WPB's stop order on new homes costing more than $500 will prevent families from erecting hcmes. Farm Security will consider frosting) 4 teaspoons sugar. 1 serving plain ice cream (\'i icup)—G teaspoons .sugar. in two grocery orders a day. today she thinks of the groceryman's purchase families to make supplemental loans for residences after thc war. "New tenant-purchase borrowers tion leading Arkansas counties are- P lsins to permit the new tenant- Crittenden, 4114; Jefferson. I07o : Phillips. .1027; Mississippi. 83S. Prizes an this year's contest will be awarded to farmers who make the best,records in living at home, crop diversification, soil conservation and farm and home management. Grand sweepstakes prize will be $5C3 cash. A tenant sweepstakes prize of 3250, and a home improvement sweepstakes prise of S100 also wil! be given. In the Live-At-Home Competition, the sweepstakes prize is S25G cash, and the tenant sweepstakes is S100. State Prizes Offered State prize in the Plant To Prosper Contest aer $100 for first; $75 for second, and $50 for third Agent Recommends- Concrete Liniitirs ~ For Trencli Silos Many unlinsd trench silos in use today arc badly-in need of concrete walls and floors, reports Ivan jGillilancl. assistant county agent. The constant widening which re- will be able to build the necessary j barns, and outbuildings because the j $1000 restrictive order of the WPB1 does not affect construction of agricultural building costing less than S3 000." In order to meet the situation, tenant-purchase borrowers in the future will find it necessary to se- suits when eaj'th walls cave soon way to repair s to construct concrete linings. Concrete linings are. qnirkly built and give many years of service. • Caving of walls is prevented, and the smooth surface of thc concrete aids in the even settle- tires and would feel sheepish if she asked Jo have anything but a larye order delivered. . Al! such little examples of cooperation, many of them in which the children themselves have a part, such as saving tin cans and waste paper for the government, are bniind to make an impression on the country's junior misses and Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Demo cratlc primary in August. (heir plans now for making fullest use <?f winter legumes for adding nitrogen to the soil. But, the extension agronomist said, if enough additional WinUr ley nines arc to be planted to offset the lack of commercial nitrogen, then fanners must depend on homegrown seed. The production of seed on Arkansas farms not only mak:s it possible for farmers to increase their acreage of Winter legumes. Simmons said, but it will be a definite money-saver for Arkansas farmers. Since western fanner.s ar? assured a price of 10 cents a pound for hairy vetch seed, it i.s likely that Arkansas farmers will have to pay at least 12 cents a pound for Oregon-srown hairy .vetch seed. Winter legunr..s recommended in Arkansas f;:r soil improvement are hairy vetch, bur clover, and Austrian Winter peas. Hop clover and white Dutch clover, two other legumes that may be harvested for seed at this srason of the year, are recom- meniied for pastures throughout Arkansas. Though most legume seed arc harvested by the use of combines. Simmons said most farmers can harvesr encugh seed for their own use by rakiny th? crops into wincl- row.s and then flailing thc seed out by hand. j Farmers who want to harvest j legume seod, and thus insure plenty I of seed for nitrogen-adding crops, , are urged to get a copy of Extension L:aflet No. 33. "Legume Seed i Harvest." from their county agent. | This leaflet describes time'of har- i vest, methods cf harvesting, and j yields may be expected. canned fruit will not keep if it i.s canned without sugar, Miss Longhead said, have been misinformed. Fruit canned without sugar will keep and, the extension specialist pcinted out, ii can be sweetened when it is used from the weekly allowance of sugar if the allowance is well managed. The practice of canning fruit in syrup has been generally followed, she explained, because fruit canned in syrup has a tendency to retain its shape, flavor, color and texture better than that which is canned plain. Another way in which the food preservation budget can be adjusted to reduce the quantity of sugar needed. Miss Longhead'said, is to dry seme of the firmer fleshed fruits, such as peaches, apples, and figs. Five pounds of fresh fruit will make about one pound of dried fruit, which could replace 2 quarts of canned fruit. The dried fruit will be about equivalent in food value to canned fruit with the exception of vitamin C. which i.s practically all lost when fruit is dried. One distinct advantage is using dried fruit, according to the extension specialist, is lhe fact that very little sugar is required to sweetrn it for table use. Demonstration Club News Notes PARENTS ARE SETTING G {)()!) EXAMPLE And .since nobody knows what tomorrow may bring, mothers and fathers aren't in an "easy come, go" mood. They are liviivi as simply as they can today, thinking, more about "when the war is over' than about having any last desperate flings wiih on hand. It's a sober, serious world in which today's kids arc growing up. And it's bound to have its lect farms having residences that' mcnt of lhe S ilW" thus assist In" B ° od (>frrcts as wel1 ns bacK If > ' ° assistm «> | them is not as much security for them as their parents would like can b» repaired. The stop order on in . its prcsc rvation. construction will not affect the n .. Other, advantages construction on houses already begun. It prevents the construction of For State Senate L. H. AUTRY For Representative W.-:p. -"CRIP"'WELLS W. J. "BILL" WONDERLICH JAMES G. COSTON J. LEE BEARDEN (for re-election) County Treasurer JACK PINLEY ROBINSON (Tor re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) County Clerk T. \v. POTTER (for re-election). Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON (tor re-election) Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (for re-election) Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (for re-election) Too Late to Classify FOR RENT Bedrcom. hot Phono 2134. and cold water. lo-ck-22 Wanted jo buy—Second hand add- I ins machine. John Ellis, Nunn- v's Grcc. Phone..2711. paint YOUR HOME h iu-\v wall paper and ll ::dd k'juily and satisfaction ami it's k i ss expensive than you think. FIIA leans ap to P. 500 are still available to farm folks to fix up their homes. These. loans are paid hack in two fall payment's. No Mori gage. No lied Tape. The 14 members of the Ekron Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Claude Duncan April 21. with four visitors present. They were Mrs. E. B. Walker and Mrs. Portlock from Half Moon. Mrs. i Frank Tate from Thompsonville, 111., who is visiting Mrs. W. H. Payne, and Mrs. Alvie Jorrcit. The meeting opened with members reading the club creed in unison. The roll call was given by Kivtheviiie j linings. of .concrete r. Giililand said, are' er thc The manufacture of fans has already been slopped* Our stock cannot be replaced! KU Y NOW! _______ ........... < in each division, landowners and 1 been awarded, but xvherc the work!? °: theveb >' P^'tecting the juices tenant or sharecropper. State prizes i has not actually be*un . P reservc lhp slla S° from be ~ ' uv "= iUI1 - coming diluted in wet seasons. Concrete lininps likewise prevent loss of juices by seepage into the ground in dry season. A concrete floor provides n firm ^ footway in the silo, which is ap- i predated in wet seasons. The floor k usually sloped about one- fourth inch per foot toward the front end of the silo for drainage. The sP.age in a trench silo is usually covered with 4 to C inches ot" wot straw and the same thickness of earth. Tins covering; excludes air and helps keep thc sila^r. Ordinarily, the assistant county agent said, it :s not considered necessary to construct a roof when a trench silo is lined with concivto. Three methods of construction arc in common use for lining trench silos. One is to line thV walls and floor with 4-inch thickness of concrete placed in forms and reinforced \viih 1-2 inch b:m or wovcn-wire fencing-. Thc second is to apply three coats ot" Portland cement plaster io thc earth wall--which have previously been covered with \vovon-\vir? foncing. Total thickness of the plaster should bo 2 1-2 inches. The third is in line the silo \vith good smooth rock fi to fi inr.he.s thick in a cemrnt-sand mortar, after which. it is covered with a thin cortt of cement plaster. I SAVE MONEY Round Up The 'BOMBS in your barnyard for Scrap-Collection Week Uncle Sam needs every gun. shell, tank. ship and plane thai American War Industry can produce to win this war. The present shortage of scrap metal in this country threatens to slow down war production. You can help speed it up by collecting every piece of sera]) iron and steel on your farm and bringing it in town at once. - 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. Let me deliver to your farm B. J. ALLEN Phenc2005 — Agent — Blytheville, Ark. Rattles and squeaks in an automobile should be attended to as c oon as possible. Loose parts \\n\vapidly. A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modern shops -in Northeast Arkansas. Phone 3202 Glcncoc Bldg. there is no local scrap dealer, this store has set up a scrap depot to serve as a collection point for farm scrap in this area. Bring all your scrap metal here. You will be handed a receipt for it and as soon as it is sold to a scrap dealer you will re- mve full credit in cash or Defense Stamps. There will be no commission charged or profit made by this store for performing this service. It is our contribution to victory. Uncle Sam asks you to collect your scrap metal now and bring it. in. We will move it on to War Industry. g.'l-fryiSrSgg rr— -^=y.=..^._- ; »Ji,-W^ •^;^;^*i; MMMMS sSS&SWM Sec Our New WINDO FANS This Window Fan operates on the same principle as A (tie Fans. Takes only 5 minutes (o install! Fans from $:].7r> to •'#c: F.H.A Terms! Free Estimates! MODERNISTIC STREflMLINED We are wholesale and retail distributors for the complete line of Hunter Fans, Largest stock of fans in this territory! 320 S. 2ml.'SI, Phono 2 HARDWARE

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