The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1942 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 22, 1942
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PACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1942 Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural 1 Section. FARM NEWS-FEAI (JRES Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Progressive Farmers. Try Again For Sweepstakes; Farmers May Enrol Before June 1 By WALTER DURHAM Plant to Prosper Director Seven 1941 Plant To Prosper state champions in the Landowner and Tenant Divisions, who were nosed out for grand sweepstakes honors by Thomas C. Anderson of Toone, Ttenn.. have enrolled in the 1942 competition to try again for the $500 cash award they barely missed last year. The state champs—H. E. Duncon, Route 4', Jonesboro, Ark.; Joe T. Miley, Route 1, Brinkley, Ark.; W. B. Arendall, Route 2, Mercer. Tenn.; M. D. Lantrip, Route 2. Calhoun City, Miss.; L. E. Sawyer, Miss.; Paul W. Qulin, Mo., and Clifford Burcham, Route 1, Arbyrd, Mo.—are included in the 52,848 farmers of the four states who have enrolled in the 1942 competition. Winner Last Mr. Arendall won Route 3, Sallis. Black. Route 1, sweepstakes year, while award of Mr. Miley tenant $250 last won the home improvement sweepstakes of $100. The state winners are eligible for onl^ the grand sweepstakes prize this year. In the Live-At-Home Competition the five 1941 state winners, who' were defeated in the final judging by John Gammon of Marion, Ark., also have "registered for the contest again this year. They are James. Johnson, Koute 1, Dyersburg, Tenn.; Fleming Grooms, Washington County, Miss.; Annie Puller, DeSoto County, Miss.; Winston Key, Route 2, Hughes, Ark.; : \and W. M. Morgan, Route 2, Denmark. Johnston was the tenant sweepstakes winner last year, receiving S100 from the Memphis Negro Chamber of Commerce. A total of 43,972 are entered in Live- At-Home. A total of 96,820 entries in both contests already has been tabulated by the Plant To Prosper Bureau of The Commercial Appeal, but enough entries have come in since the last count to assure that the 1942 enrolment goal of 100,000 will be reached. v May-Enter To Discuss 1943 Crop Insurance The 1934 Cotton Crop Insurance program will be discussed by Tripie- A committeemen and others interested in crop incuranee at an all- day mee Rock on 'Monday, June 1, according to information received by E. A. Stacy, chairman of the Mississippi County Triple-A committee, from H. L. Joiner, crop insurance supervisor for Arkansas. In addition to state and county Triple-A committeemen, cotton growers, warehousemen, processors of cotton and rottonseed and representatives of farm trade, bankers and other organizations will be invited 10 attend and participate n the discussion. In announcing the meeting Mr. oiner said that state meetings ire being held in several of the •najor cottor.-growing states this /ear in lieu of the national con- erence. "We believe we will reach i larger number of growers and others interested in administering Jie program in state meetings than vould be possible in a national conference," Joiner said. "At each meeting, a reprcsenfca- ive of the Federal Crop -Insurance corporation will explain the opera- ion of the program and request ecommendations for changes that vill improve the program, making t even more acceptable to cotton rowers. It is thought these suggestions should be received before he 1943 program is put into opera- ion. "In these conferences we will idvise with those interested in 'Crop insurance and persons upon whose shoulders is placed the responsibility of directing the annual sign-up campaigns in 998 Some Dark Syrups Not Suitable For Canning, Miss Coleman Says Sugar substitutes can be used to stretch the allotment of sugar for canning, Mississippi County homemakers were informed yesterday by Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. Of the sugar substitutes, the white corn syrup, corn .sugar and honey, Miss Coleman said, form the mast satisfactory substitutes for cane and beet sugar in preserving and canning because of their mild flavor. Some of the dark .syrups are not suitable for canning, she explained, both because of their stronger flavor and because they, are not so highly refined, and because they have impurities which may interfere with ihe keeping quality of the product. Instructions prepared by Miss Mary E. Loughead of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, concerning the use of sugar substitutes in canning and preserving were listed by Miss Coleman as follows: Proportions of sugar to fruit in canning and preserving are based on both sweetening power and ability of sugar to combine with fruit and to produce the desired texture and consistency, especially in jellies, jams, and preserves. In using syrups it is well to remember that they contain more water than sugar, and that some are of counties in the 19 cotton-producing a .? i ^ e _ ren L L . y .^., of . suga !'. , and ... ca ".". tates where yields of staple and cottonseed are guaranteed under federal crop insurance." Joiner said, 'By working together, we shall approach perfection in this effort to provide a larger measure of security for the cotton farmers." Yields of staple and seed, on 172,000 farming units, comprising more than a million and a half acres, were insured in the first year of the cotton crop insurance''pro- gram. Bristling With Guns Is Correct Cliche No More Monkey Business! Merit Awards For Distinguished Service In Food-For-Freedom Offered FSA Clients Soldiers on the farm front, whose 1 Ur7 . .. ^ t ;* s With Bicycle Riders Increasing Problem Of Safety Causes Concern Courtesy Kins Features Outstanding Record 01' Tommy Marshall ects War Work of 4-H Club Members The. filial tabulation made June 3. The deadline for ihdividua farmers to enter the competitions is June 1. Farmers who would like to participate but who have not yet enrolled may do so through then- county extension agents or Farm Security. Administration Supervisors, or by writing to The Commercial Appeal. Prizes this year total $3850, with the grand sweepstakes prize of $500 going to the farmer of the four states who makes the best record in living at home, soil conservation, crop diversification and farm and home management. State prizes in the Plant To Prosper Contest are §100 for first; $75 for second, and S50 for third in each division, landowner and- tenant. In the Live-At-Home Competition first state prize is $50; second. $25; third, $15, and fourth $10 in each division. SACRAMENTO, Cal. (UP)—E. B. Prosser of Spring Bailey. Minn., is almost a one-man armory. He wrote Gov. Culbert Olson that he intended to take a job as a guard in San Diego and that he would like a permit to bring his 13 guns into the state. If he found he would not need them, all, Prosser said he was willing to donate the extra ones to the state, understanding that there was a shortage of weapons in California. Prosser said his personal ams included three high-powered rifles, one .22 cliber rifle, two shotguns and seven automatic pistols and revolvers. not be expected to yield exactly the same type of product as sugar will. Canned foods and jellies can be made with three-fourths refined sugar and one-fourth corn syrup. A higher proportion of corn syrup could be used for canned fruits. Corn syrup is less sweet than sugar, both by weight tmd measure. More will have to be used to replace the sugar called for to make j the product as sweet. Longer cooking will be required for jellies, preserves, and jams made using some corn syrup because of greater moisture content. Homemakers can learn by a little experimenting just how much corn syrup they would need for canned fruits to sweeten to suit the tastes of the family. Honey, oldest bf~ the sweetenings, is especially good as a sweetening, for raw fruits. It can replace half the sugar in jellies, jams, and preserves. If more than half the hon'jy is used, the flavor consistency, and color of the product will be changed somewhat. One cup of honey is as sweet as one cup of sugar. Fruits cooked in honey, whether preserved or can- "Tommy Marshall of the Box j Elder 4-H Club is one example of' what the 4-H Club members in North Mississippi County are doing to help the war effort," says Ivan Gilliland, assistant county agent. Tommy joined the 4-H Club three years ago and has been active since. His first year he chose cotton, corn and a brood sow for his projects. During the Fall of 1939, he borrowed money from the Production Credit Association and bought a registered Duroc gilt. His gilt won second place at the county fair and sixth place at the State Live- All Wofkstock Must Be Kept In Good Shape Keeping workstock in good condition is extremely important in these times of less available labor and need for greater production, says M. W. Muldrow of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Correct fitting of the collar and stock Show'. With this prize money, adjustments of the harness in many Tommy paid off the note. i cases will eliminate sore shoulders. A good heavy leather collar given merit awards by the Farm' Security Administration for distinguished service in the Food-for- Preedom campaign, David C. Neal, FSA supervisor, .said. Certificates will be awarded low- income farm families working with Farm Security when they have reached the Food-for-Freedom goals set up in the 1942 farm and home plans. Presentation of the awards will be made this Fall. "To reach the Food-for-Freedom goals, the farm families will find it necessary to make every hour and every acre produce the largest possible amount of food and fiber,' Mr. Neal pointed out. "The families have .set high goals when one considers their handicaps. The award will be the Department of Agriculture's recognition for service undei difficulty." The merit award is an impressive certificate, signed by C. B. Baldwin, national FSA administrator, and A. D. Stewart, regional FSA director. It carries President Roosevelt's war objectives, which read: "Our own objectives are clear; the objective of smashing- the militarism imposed by war lords upon their enslaved peoples—the objective of liberating the subjugated nations—the object of establishing and securing freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear everywhere in the world." Families who receive merit award certificates will meet eight general food production goals, he said. The goals are: (1) Garden: Raise all vegetables the family needs for a continuous supply of fresh vegetables and a surplus for a full budget of canned and dried products. (2) Dairy products: Increase milk production over usual practice by improved feeding and management. Have at least two cows per CHICAGO.—Pointers for pedalers j were listed today by the National afety Council in recognition of the nation's growing bicycle safety problem. The curtailment of automobiles, tires and gasoline has increased the number of bicycles in use by more than a million since 1940. A poll of 40 cities just completed by the Council showed bike registrations up 18 per cent. Home Demonstration Notes The meeting of the Blackwater Home Demonstration Club was held Tuesday. May 12, at the home of Mrs. W. D. Burgett. The meeting; opened with the song- "Little Brown Church in the Dale." Twenty Jour members were present and one new member was added to the roll. Devotion was given by Mrs. Clifton Cleveland, for example, had 44,- i Jackson, after which the regular COO bikes in 1940. Now it has 62.000. I Miami, Fla., jumped from 2000 to j 14,000. Oklahoma City from 3000 to ' 10,000. j While the bicycle has grown into long pants, its riders still look upon it more as a toy than a vehicle, the Council believes. Bicyclists apparently don't dealize that they can get into the same kind of trouble on two wheels or four, and that the bike is a vehicle subject to virtually the same traffic laws as autos. The Council urges every pedal pusher, tyro or veteran, to heed well the following rules: 1. Obey all traffic laws, signs and' signals. 2. Ride -at the extreme right of j the street with- traffic—not on the left facing it. Don't zig-zag. 3. Ride single file—never two or more abreast. 4. Keep both' hands on. the handlebars. Don't stunt or indulge in horseplay. 5. Never hitch a ride on another vehicle. G. Carry packages in a basket, or attached securely to the bike where they will not interefere with steering, pedaling or vision. 7. Never ride double or carry a passenger on the handlebars. 8. Keep your headlamp and real- reflector in good working order if shape, flavor, very well and Continental 1000 lepers. United States has Record State's Part in War' COLUMBUS, O. (UP)—Gov. John W. Bricker has appointed a commission to collect and preserve records of Ohio's part in the .present war, for the benefit of future his- torions. Twenty-four of the prisoners in the penitentiary at Atlanta. Ga., have enrolled in a college corre- sondence course. ned, retain their color and texture keep satisfactorily. The same general directions for canning or preserving fruits when using syrup in place of part of the sugar should be followed as when all sugar, is used, except that longer cooking may quired for some types. In 1940 Tommy increased " n his projects by buying two Hereford teers to feed out, continuing with hogs, cotton and corn projects. In;. . * annii . ' m , .. sion animal husbandman said. In 1941 Tommy entered his calves ; in a barely enough room for finger that year at a fat calf show held at Wilson for 4-H Club members and FFA boys, Tommy's "calves placed in the choice group selling for $225.00. With the prize money of $15.00 at prize money Leachville and at Wilson, his $3.00 total be re- Make USO Report A total of $22 for USO work was reported by Mrs. Oville Mitchell and Mrs. E. B. Walker Tuesday at the meeting of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Half Moon Methodist Church. A program on "Suffer Little Children To Come Uiito Me" was given with each member taking part. was brought up to $243.00 for the calves. Last Fall Tommy took a pen of fat barrows to the county fair and. won first place as a pen and second and third in single competition, which amounted to $15.00 in prize money. • Tommy; then took his'pigs to the State Livestock Show and won seventh place in the FFA division and sold them for $74.00. Tommy has sold four male pigs for S16G.50 and won $24.00 in prize money which brought his total income from his hogs to $190.00, with two gilts being kept for breeding purposes. Last year Tommy had two acres of cotton which made four bales a collar has been fitted, it should not be allowed to drop at the button but fit closely to the collar and should not be so tight at the top as to cause pinching on the side of the neck. One short trace, exerting undue strain on one shoulder will cause sweeney on a young or unseasoned horse. Special attention given to the! (3) Poultry and eggs: Increase number of eggs per hen by better breeds, feeding, and management. At least 10 laying hens per person* Not less than 50 to 75 per family. (4) Pork and lard: Produce all lard needed for home use. Hogs grown to at least 175 pounds, dressed weight. Have at least one sow per family. (5) Beef: One animal per family for home use, weighing approximately 200 pounds. (6) Syrup: Produce syrup from you ride at night; A rear light is} ning at once. Miss Coleman better than a reflector. And by all means, have a horn or bell on your bike—and use it. 9. Use arm signals when you turn. 10. Dismount and walk across busy corners. 11. Take it easy, and be even more careful than when driving' an automobile. A bike is no match for a car! 12. Remember — your bicycle is subject to the same general traffic order of business followed. Mrs. Opal Caery gave a demonstration on storing clothes for the Winter. After the business session, Mrs. Otis Horsley was given gifts for her birthday. During the social hour cookies, iced tea and sandwiches were served by Mrs. Will Burgett. The next meeting will be at the,, home of Mrs. J. A. Bage Tuesday 4 June 9. Four different home demonstration clubs were represented in a group meeting at the home of Mrs. C. M. Abbott. May 12. Sixteen members and four visitors were present. Picnic lunch was served during the noon hour after which a busi- • ness meeting was conducted. The ' meeting was presided over by Mrs. C. M. Abbott, in the absence or the group president, and opened with a salute to the flag. Roll call was answered by each person telling who she thought gave the best performance in the recent play tournamnt. A poem was read by Mrs. I. E. Dickson and devotional was given by Mrs. John Buchanan. Prayer was offered by Mrs. Abbott. A demonstration on testing pressure cooker guages was given by Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. The group voted to have a nutrition class at every meeting begin- will will be instructor and the classes start at 10 a.m. The group meets every third Thursday. The next meeting will be June 18 at the Armorel club house. All officers of this group are urged to attend. The title "Victory Group" was given to these four clubs. shoulders in the field during the , - '"— e — sorghum or'sugar cane for home rules as an automobile. Obey them! use and a surplus for sale. (7) Irish potatoes: increase 25 per cent in all areas suited to production. (8) Feed: Produce enough grain and roughage to obtain maximum growth and production of all live- Spring is time well used. The collar should be raised and sweat, dirt.: and dead hair removed from both In addition to this, Misssisippi New Lincoln Letter For Library Of Congress PHILADELPHIA (UP)—The Library of Congress may soon have a hitherto unpublished letter written Mr. and Mrs. Jones and Mir. and Mrs. Ben Green, of Memphis spent Sunday with Mrs. B. F. Gay Sr.. and family. Mrs. N. J. Jones, who has been ill at her home for the past three weeks, is much improved. Lloyd Poff and family, of Dyess, spent the week end with Mr. Poff's father. Frank Poff. Jimmie Buck, who is with the U. S. 'Navy, .somewhere in the Pacific, is expected home soon for a few days' visit. Mrs. Jane Barnes, who is ill at her home, continues to improve. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Gay Jr.. late of Memphis, are making their and two brought acres of him corn $335.00. Tommy From made important that the neck ancli shoulders be cleaned and given aj chance to dry and cool off during; the noon h'our, he added. I The shoulders should be cleaned. carefully at the conclusion of the! day's work by washing with warm i water and castile soap, and then by j rinsing with cold water to which County FSA fanners who win ill also meet including: 1. Soybeans: Increase production for oil to at least 5 acres per farm. 2. Dairy products: Increase milk production per cow at least 35 per cent. Large Maple Syrup Supply ST. JOHNSBURY. Vt. (UP)— the j by Abraham Lincoln. Thomas Evans, of Philadelphia, owner of the letter, revealed that it was written to-Gen. E.-A: Paine on Nov. 19, 1858, after the election in which Lincoln was defeated for the U. S. Senate by Stephen A. Douglas. "The fight must go..en," Lincoln wrote. "Let no one falter. The question is not half settled. New .splits and divisions will soon be upon our adversaries and we 'shall finally a small amount of salt has been When the maple sugar season ends. about 60 bushels of corn which he feeds to his hogs. Last year Tommy bought a dairy co\v which had just calved. The cow and calf now are valued at $125.00. This year Tommy is carrying as his projects 13 acres of cotton, six acres of com, one brood sow, two gilts, three fat barrows, and one milk cow. Tommy is president of the senior 4-H Club at Box Elder and is reporter for the FFA in Leachville High School. He is a leader in all community activities and is a good athlete. "If" every boy and girl would take as much interest and do as much as Tommy Marshall, the production of food for Victory would not be a serious problem," says Mr. Gilliland. added. This treatment may be | farmers expect 10.000.000 pounds of discontinued after a few weeks, j syrup will be in storage at a plant here—the largest syrup supply in However, careful daily brushing of the shoulders before harnessing and the cleaning of the collar is always required. A bruised or chafed spot should be washed morning, noon and evening with warm water and cas- tile soap and then bathed with a solution of one-half ounce sugar of lead and one-half ounce of zinc sulphate in one pint of water. The the world. win. Start The Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Maxwell House product, blemlctl by Maxr/il! House.' Regular Price 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (Watch for week-end Special) Exclusive at— Packard's Grocery lfl'14 Chickasawba Ph. 2013 The average depth of the ocean is about 13.000 feet, or two and one-half miles. wound should then be covered with a powdered mixture of equal parts alum and boric acid, he said. 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 home with Mr. Gay's mother while them. Mr. Gay is employed at the Air Base at Gosnell. Mrs. Sam Johns, who has been spending the past month in Orlando, Fla., with Mr. Johns, has returned home. Mr. Johns is stat- tioned with the Army there. Bats produce only a single young, which they carry about with Read Courier News want ads. B. J. ALLEN — Agtnt — Blytheville, Arfc. CASH Paid for Late Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. Repair and Body Work By Wyse Perry and Bob Bracken BLTTHEV1LLE MOTOR CO. 117 E. Main W. T. Barnett FITTED BY Doctors J. L and J. C. GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLYTHEV1IXI 8INCK 1122 flPTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 NOTICE The business that has been operated for the past 25 years as the Dan G. Stout Shop at 221 N. First St., will continue to be operated with the same high standard of material and workmanship. It Js PATRIOTIC to repair your farm implements and permit the metal that would be used in new ones to go into guns and tanks. It is PRACTICAL to repair farm equipment for the government has alloted us an A-l priority rating for iron and steel for agricultural repairs. It is PROFITABLE to repair farm equipment, for a worn piece of equipment can be placed in as serviceable condition as new for a fraction of its original cost. A complete line of competitively priced material for farm shops, such as seasoned oak, steel, horse and mule shoes and nails, nuts and bolts all sizes. Dan G. Stout Shop Farmers Specials Cotton Chopping HOES G, 7 and S inch Each 59c Dozen SG.95 221 N. First Si. Blytheville PAINT Green, Red or Brown Shingle Slain. $1.10 per Gal. (In 5 gal. pails) Top Grade SUDAN SEED Per 100 Ibs. TREE POISONING 23c Per Gallon Famous Blue Grass LAWN MOWERS You Can Now Buy PLUMBING FIXTURES To replace broken or worn out fixtures or fittings. (Priorities Rating Number S-8-1.) TOMILITTLE HARDWARE CO. "The Complete Hardware Store" 126 V*. Main Phone 515

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