The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 20, 1944
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WJIDAV, OCTOHKK 20, 11M1 BLYT1I1SV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This|i Agricultural Section. County Contest Winner Named Couple at Lcachville Takes First Place In jy Landowners Division Starting out In farming white lucrative government jobs beckoned was a hard decision to make but Earl H. wilcly has never been sorry he put his stake in the soil six years ago when he graduated from college. Since lie received his diploma from the University of Arkansas' College of Agriculture and was married the following day, this 28- year-old farmer has come a long way with his achievements reaping for him this year first honors in the Landowners Division of the Mississippi County Plant To Prosper Contest. Sponsored by Ihc extension department as a part of the Mcm- phis Commercial Appeal's MldSoiith competition. Ihe record made by Mr. and Mrs. Wildy will take them on lo stale and possible championship honors, It is predicted by judges in the county contest. Announcement, of the winner was made today by Keith Bilbrey and Miss Cora Lee Colejnaii, extension 1 agents. Mr.''and Mrs. Wildy, who fnnn 437 acres five miles south of Lcach- ville, are a challenge to those young people who scorn the farm for" more jjlitleriii" jute at higher wage.s. At the same time they are contributing greatly to Ihe war effort by growing essential products. Father Won Tille In winning the Mississippi Cnun- jf Iy Landowners Division of the farm ^contest, which has become world known, Mr. Wildy followed in the footsteps of Ills parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wildy of Rtownh, 1C years ago, won the title of Master Farmers of Arkans/i.s in a contest nmong farmers of this state before the Plant To Prosper Contest was inaugurated. His 1944 crops unbeaten in this section, fine stock roaming his pastures, the pantry of his new mod- crnly equipped house bulging with canned foods, Mr. Wiltly is a striking example of a farmer who has lived at home, planted diversified crops, practiced soil conservation, cleared more land and improved his farm equipment despite wartime restrictions. Becoming a farm owner in July, 1042, Mr. and Mrs. Wildy left "a nice home, regular salary, relatives and friends when li e saw the chance to get out for himself, after having been employed by his father.! What-he learned from that work and knowledge gleaned from the general ngricuHurc course he studied in college has been the background for methods used in converting unimproved land in an isolated section Into a modern profitable farm. < ^. Unablp to use many of the mod||im ideas he had acquired in school, Mr. Wildy's job of converting bis land into a modern, mechanized farm has been one of loll without use of much machinery, but his reward has been excellent crops and a future bright with promise for. those modern methods. Wcll-Plnnued Program His farm program for 1914 was just about perfect, according to agricultural leaders. They laud his method "f using sharecroppers, planting finest of seed, developing n livestock program, preventing wind erosion prevalent in that section, building up Ihc soil, improving the physical equipment at a minimum cost and providing everything possible for modern housekeeping by his wife. For n diversified crop program, he has 130 acres this year planted in cotton—Stoucvillc 2B—which is averaging more than a bale and a half to the acre with many acres yielding two bales each. i N There are 200 acres planted in Born, all of which has soybeans in- lerplanted. An additional ' 40 acres is in straight soybeans, 40 acres in pasture, alfalfa, rye and vetch, ami the remainder in gardens and miscellaneous crops. His livestock program has proved profitable. Each year he has raised and fattened 250 head of hogs, using best methods of feeding. During tins year, he sold 52.003 pounds of hogs and began his program of a pure bred line of hogs. With 23 steers on hand, he buys cattle when liicy weigh from 300 to 500 pounds, pastures them in Winter nnd feeds some corn and hay after letting them run in the corn FARM NEIVS-FEAJ URES PAGE PW1 They Staked Their Future In The Soil Enter th» Plsnt-to-Prosper Con-[ teats sponsored by the 'Courier Newa and Commercial Appeal. { —Courier News photo Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Wildy, winners of Mississippi County Landowner Division oi the Plant To Prosper contest, arc shown with their two-month-old son, Paul Early Wlkly, at their modern home five miles south of Leachville. ' anil bcuns iij) lo December 1. After keeping his steers a year, he markets about 25 annually, having in vetch, in addition to the soy- , sold this number in the Spring which averaged 1000 pounds each. In maintaining his soil fertility, for cover crops. , (lie task has been difficult for land , —, •"' "'•>« uy using snarecroppei lamuics purchased was affected by wind ero- Mr. Wildy is carrying out u system SlOll. fhprp U'.1« m<:mfirinn( rlrrihiflon „„,! 1 ,... f , . .... We Now Have Corrugated Galvanized Carload Just Received! E.C. I'ricnilly IliiiWiii!! Service - sion, there was insufficient drainage on imr,t of the' land hi the Buffalo Creek Bottom with much, of it low and nearly all was cut-over with many stumps. Soil Conscrvcil Drainage ditches were made, limci cleared of stumus, and winter cover crops, strip cropping, use of soybeans and planting of locust trees feature his soil conservation program. ^ His corn is "tops" in the county ith all 1941 crop of hybrid variety, having learned from practice lust 5'car and from his county agent tlml ordinary corn does not stand the hot dry Summers here. As a result, his A-] crop will average more than 50 bushels to the acre with some acres making more than 5G bushels. Some ; farmers did not make more than 25 bushels per acre this year with open pollinated corn and on similar land. All of his corn is grown for feed of ))is livestock. With every row of corn on his farm Inlcrplnnted with soybeans, in addition to 40 acres of soybeans alone, he used varieties of Kolsoy, Arksoy 2913 and Ogden. Excellent Pastures His 40 acres of pastures are among the best in this section with sweet clover in the pasture mixture which is drouth .resisting, to make more grazing land during the hot weather. In one licit! of 15 acres in corn and soybeans, the hogs have been turned in with the corn and beans eaten by the stock without the labor of gathering crops, taking them to storage and later feeding the hogs. An electric moveable fence Is used with the Held always arranged with an opening lo the pasture so the hogs can have balanced rations. Already one field has been cleaned up by the stock and now is sown in Winter pasture of rye and barley, an annual crop. In the Spring, this will be turned under for a green mature crop after having served as a Winter cover crop and pasture. His steers are put in the same fields to eat beans and some corn. i'lanls Cover Crops His Winter cover crops also include sowing of small grain where bean hay had been cut and ap-1 proximately 25 acres are being put bean crop, which enriches Ilic soil, along with barley, and By using sharecropper families endorsed by farming experts but Ignored much of the lime in this sec- lion. Because of his seven-family sharccrop system the lubor problem is not so acute and 70 per cent of his crop is picked up to date. His seven families have all the cotton grown on Ibis farm with the half nnd half method of sharing in the crop. Each family also has some corn, a cow for which pasture is furnished free by the owner who also give's garden and truck plots free for those who ..wish to grow truck products for market. These families arc to be given extra work this Winter with cash pay, for such labor as clearing move ground of stumps. The garden ofaijc, Wllrty, family was an excellent one tins year. Mrs. Wildy not only grew the usual vegetables but she set out asparagus plants and grew eggplant, kohlrabis, cauliflower and pimiento peppers. Potatoes For Winter A,large crop of white cobbler potatoes were stored for Winter use and such produces as cantaloupes, popcorn, watermelons, peanuts and pumpkins completed the program. Shelves of the attractive house are lined with many such products canned this year, along with 200 cans carried over from last year, and n frozen fond locker in Blythc- villc is filled with products best" kept by freezing. Prom their finished hogs they will kill and cure enough meat for their iwn use. With 100 chickens to raise tins Spring, Mrs. Wildy has eaten and sold all but the best mid plans to carry over SO after having disposed of the old /lock. Although they have lived on this farm but two years, already the family orchard Is planted and well tended. But, growing crops and taking . :nrc of your land isn't all the story oats of a .successful fanner, ills house, his barn and other such physical equipment fire phases of a complete farming program and in IhebC Plant to Prosper Judging Begins County Winners Will Vie For State Honors In Farm Competition Wllli some of (lie U'bl records In the 11-your history of thu iwrgarm ready for lns]X'dton, counlv judging of Hi,, U4.000 MldRou'lh fuv- mcis enrolled In The Commercial Appeal's 1944 Plant to 1'i'wper and Live-At-Home Competitions bruin throughout Ihe Mid-Smith this week. County agents, home demonstrate" agents, Km 1 ,,, Sernrlly Administration supervisors, business men nnd nwspnpcr nlllors' ivlll mm- pose Ihe county Judging Committees whose responsibility l|. win be lo select the county's' best landowner and best tenant In oucl, contest. The county winners will compete against each other for stitlc pirn's, and stale winners will compete for the grniiil swfcpstiikc.s- prizes. Judging in both contests—Plant lo Prosper for white /armors nnd L yu-At-tiomc lor negro farmers — will Ijc on the basis of 40 per cent for living at home and 20 |n-r cent each for soil consen-ntlon, crop dl- ycrsllicntton and belter farm and Home miiiingcineiil. Plant To Prosper county winners will receive The Commercial Appeal Certirlciile of Honor, losllfylnn to their ablllly and industry as /n'nii-, ere, and w ll| b e guests of honor «( the annual Plant To Prosper Hiilly ,«nd MldSouth Farm Forum In Memphis Dei:. ID, when nil prizes and awards will be made. Llve-Al-Homc County winner/; also will receive ti Cerllflcalc of Honor nnd will be giicsls or honor at tins annual rally nt Manassas High School lire. 8. JmlKlnjr. lly Nuv. 1 County winners will be unnoiine- i'd after County Judging Commit- li'os have graded (he record book of encli entry and visited Ihe farmsteads of llii> most oul.slnndlng farmers. All county Judging must \>e I'omp'iui'd by Nov. 1, und the names of winners, along with their ri'c- ord books, sent In stale Judging hi'iuuumrU'rs. Slate Judging CoimiiHIce chairmen are Mrs. Llla n. Ulckerson, J x ,l tension economist In homo miunijic- mcnt, l.tltlo nock; Judd lliooks. dlslrla extension agent, Jackson Tcim.; \V, c. Minis, district i>.\- IcnMun iiBCnt, State College, Miss., "nil c. C. Hcariu', stale extension ngcnt, Columbia, Mo. S<ai<s N'ov. C Tlu> Arkansas Stale Committee will take the fluid Nov. II to pick winners lo carry (lie slate's banni'i 1 in the suvopstakes Judging, }|rs!<k<» Mrs. nickcrson, Ihe committee Includes 11. I'. 1 , Dvorachi'k nnd Mrs Evelyn 1). Wi-lrh of Ihc PSA, Mrs Alva liliii'kinon and W. A. Anderson or the stad. intension Servli-c nnd Waller Durham or 'lhe Com- nierclnl Appeal. Arkansas Uve-Al- Home Judging will be In charge or J, C. llarnett, dlslrlcl extension ngent; II. c. liay, <|l s irlct "Bent, und Khnnlc Mae lloone, ne- gro i< stnli! home dcmonslmilon ngi'nl, Mr. Wildy excels. Complete Modern Hume Despite wartime conditions and government restrictions on building, they have in two years completed an attractive home, well designed —cool in. Summer nnd warm In Winter—at a minimum cost. The combination living und dining room opens onto a hall which, joins the bedroom, kllchen, bath and pantry underneath steps leading lo n lloorcd ailtc and future bedroom and a large rear screenc< porch is used for eating, slccpiiv and "just living" during mmr months of (he year. Electricity obtained from the ru ral electrification program, n largl double clo.sel in lhe bedroom, th, bathroom, weather stripping nm the automatic fuel oil burning hent LT und hot water make th lions most comfortable nnd convenient. Attractive furniture, guy with sllj covers nnd charming with scvera Oourinr Neui X-H.lpt Hatura Relitve MONTHLY'S, FEMALE PAIN You \vliositlroreiioh pnln with tired, nwvoiu, "tlrnuucil out" foolliiBB— nil iluo to Imicllonnl periodic (lls- turbnucta—olnrt nt amc— tiy Lydln K. I'lnklmm's Vl'tictnMo CuiniHJimd to rcllovo Blicli nymmouiB.aMtulo cilirclnlly lor women—II JicIjH na- ll'rcl AlHO a Rrnntl fltomnclila tonlo. P"oJJow Jabot directions antiques make the home. house n reii Even though n Tanner nlwnys ha work to do, Mr. wildy managed time to build a septic tank for sew age disposal, n modern laundry room and pump house with shower concrete steps for, concrete walks and to enlarge the barn. Mis. Wildy's conveniences Includ many electric appliances such a. stove, refrigerator, iron, wasliin machine, and mixer. The barn was built almost, en tiiely of lumber from the farm will shingles made from cypress tree and this Summer two new shed . He did, among other things, sue! work as Improving three lenan houses by thorough renovation am installed a gasoline pump out li the pasture for water when nccdcc M ISSOUR I FARMS lor CJooil Choice liotlom or Mill Farms af ISarRain Trices S i: E T. II. VINYAH1), FAKS1S FOK SAI.K, -122 VINE ST roi'hAii ui.urr, ,110. "Ilial's \\h.M ii amoiinis to wlicn you get your c<)uipmciu back from us aficr a check-up anil overhaul job . ihe knowledge ttw( every job you sun will be finished with no unnecessary ilcby. No, (he premium you pay isn't hig and i( gives you ihc best possible protcciion on your cracior invcstmcni, for a lay-off of your equipment adds up ::> iinponani loss in your food pro- i'uci:on program \<iti will s.ive all ihc way around hy ailopiing our regular service clicck-up. You will prevent trouble, you will save ilic COM of a breakdown as against a timely adjustment and your tractor will give you that dependable performance thai means s.itisfacn'on and profit. Our Service Shop has the men, methods, anil matetial to keep your equipment in perfect working order. They have the "know now' 1 too be- vaiJSC they are factory trained. Missco tapfcmeni Co. KLVTHKVIH.B OSCEOLA Mr. Farmer: We Can Add Months To The Liic Oi Tires - Our modern equipment cun handlu even your Invest llrcs llcpnlrs in time will save, you both il,,Unr S ,,ml , VI ,rk days, f-.sttnmtes without nlillgntton. GUARANTEED WORK — CE/L/NG PRICES MODINGER-IZ TIRE CO. Hwy. 6! Norlh rhone Published Hy The Delta Implement Co., Illytheville Vol. 3 Friday, October 20 No. 8 In our shops this week: it 1KH1 Infcrniilinnal School HUH for ovcrlutiil for IJlackwatcr School nislricl; an K-20 for minor rcpnir.s for \V. S. Cnckcrniiin, fanning South of Mnnila; and Kfirniall Ira dors for ovcrhitnl for ,). II. Gurlcy, ICitrl Simmons anil Nolini Voting, of ne:ir Uiylhcvillc, DI Lloyd Hooker, of Holland, has Uic following used eiiiiijiincjit for .sale: an F-;)0 (raclor 311 nibhcr, a McConnick Dcoi-iiij,' No. 02 comliinu on nibhcr, a ciillivator, disc harrow and a middle busier. -DI- U>( us inslall Soliilion 100 in yotir Iratlor (ires. New et[iii|)inent in our sliops will remove every hist bit of air from lire.s and 1-enJai-o il willi ihis soliiliiin; (lie aljsencc of air will ^ive your tratlnr urea tor c r. ficii'iu-y and inc'rease the life of Hit; tires. -DI- [•'. A. Rogers, of Clear Lake Farm, wants lo sell a ll.sud Karni;ill Irador will: iimver lift, ciillivator and disc harrow. This e(|tii|)- mcnt is in A-l condition. -DI— We still have a complvlc range of si/.us in sled slock watering (auks. -DI- \Vc can still make delivery on Kvx>;tn Automatic Land I.cvders in this area. They're available in G different, at an average cost of around $:JOO. Almost any fanner in this part of the country could make one pay for itself in a few seasons. T/UK t? YOUR ALBUM ooN-r MA vt i? irvcc HALFWAY few* » W» t IW TODAY! On The Farm Front- 1 i>y 1,1:1: HANNiry i l/nllcd 1'irss j.'arm lidltur , I'lnns for bundling cotton sur- ililses vvlu'ii pence return;! i'.re Mn(! HsrussMl |u a Washington confcr- Mice. Methods developed In » hud- Ilii of government experts nntl rcp- osi'iiliitlVM-of (he cotton Industry my bo or Interest to producers of siicli Ihliifro us wheat, wool and uniy other commodities, As with thr-Bc commodities, llu: in-Ill price of cotton Is considerably 'low the domestic price. There- ore it'll probably l:o necessary for the government lo subsidize cotton iiild on the export market. •I'lio limnedliiUi [irohH-m is dls- wsiil of more tluin ton million bates if surplns cotton held by Ilio Com- niiilHy Credit Corporatlmi. Representatives of nil sections of HID cotton industry aiv taking pnrt In till! Washington conversntlons. Also represented an; thu American l''arm IJiireiui 1'Vdi'rallon, tlur NH- lloniil Grange and Ihc National 1'unners Union. Solution of the collon problem would imturnlly benefit, all scgmenta of American agriculture. Its leaders rcall/c tlml It pi ices ore dCprtijfcd in one section of agriculture, the whole;"'' structure of farm prices - will to,-, weakened. ; - ..,.•. - ,. .," , • » * ' '-'' -. Those wlio a year or so ago raised the alarm that famine would-stalk * this country really went out on a llmli and the calamity holers "al- mosl had that limb sawed put," froth" 1 " under them when the October'crop report showed that artolh'cr 1 record'' in food production had been'sctlby"" farmers, ' ; '•' '.'• : •'"•*•' .' There's 'only one Important food item In rcidly .short supply. Tbo - ciilumlty howlers can 'Bay.,"i'J."t6]dJ.'' you so" only In connection with butter, • -• Hut while storage butter IB nt low ebb, supplies of frown poultry «re' nt a new record level. They nro twice as large us those of last year. This'' added to fresh .supplies - ought 'to ', Insure against a poultry shortage... Further news from \VPA of Interest lo farmers is Its report'.'that' storage supplies of eggs uio.Jjaok; to, novmnl. For long weeks at n time e.KK slomiie facilities bulged lo'over-" (lowing, depressing current,markets; Now tlml Die .storage' supply Is nisnlu ut n normal 'lovolr egg 1 pro-"" diiccrs cnii look lo the future with more confidence. '. "' ' ' Iluby trout, like human Infants, Ihrive on milk and orange juice. ••• O/ FARM /O LOANS Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE • NOBLE GILL AGENGY "Complete Insurance Service'' ....,., •,',;,,.',., GLENCQE BLDG. PHONE 3\3\ ' If It's, You KNOW its good! ) Tho Chocltorboarc! has jbeon a sign of QUALITY through' moro than BO yoars. We wouldn't offer Purina Products if wo weren't sure they'd do a job for you! Sea for yourselfl We Recommend these TESTED PRODUCTSV. Wse GOOD CALVES One hag of Calj Slatlcna replaces 40 gallons o[ milk, oml grows big, vigorous, Ihrijly calves. Saves time, labor, a:-.d money, Srorl 'em with STARTENA ill f&f Home Cows Your [amily cow deserves the bosl. Give her a (cod buill to produce lols of low-cosl milV and help preserve hot in lop condition. Feed Pvrina Cow Chow Give Your Dog The Dry Food ,1 Proved by •• Vci GENERATION Twelve conieculive oeneratir; • of'happy, healthy oog» at I.. Purina Kennels have been fed r.. other food but Purina Dog Chow. They prove it's tope.,,your .will like it, too. Fried. L. K, Ashcrdft Go, , vXt!i Itlk. S. of Frisco'Depot "' ' .- A P ';^:J Vhone 403 ' : ! >

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