The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 17, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section, FARM NE WS- FEA1URES FRIDAY, NOVKMBKK 17, 19-M Enter the Plant-to-Progper Con tests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal ArkmoToOpen V ? '. New Department -."' Farmers To Receive Help Of Engineer Under New .Program ~~ " As a pail of the expansion pro" gram planned by the Arkansas- Missouri Power company, < a new - department is for assistance to rur- ~ al people • who use electricity. The assistance of farmers not 'now being served In securing electricity, in so far as War Production regulations will allow at this (line and pave the way for post-war projects, will lie one objective. Another, will be to help the farmer • now using electricity to Improve •' efficiency of his farm through' tlie riio'sl advantageous use of current. H. B. Richardson of Summcrtoii, S C, is to ncac! this department •as Rural Electrification Engineer, with headquarters in Blytheville. He is to )mve a series of con-' Icrences with managers of (he several Rural Electrification Cooperatives furnished current by tills company anct also will confer with —.R.E.A. members, it was announced • • by. James Hill Jr., president of the " company. Mr. Richardson was graduated ..from Clemson College, the agricultural and mechanical college of Smith Carolina. He lias had experience in the field of electricity as well as in technical agriculture and practical farming, a was pointed out: On The Farm Front By LEE.HANN1FY United Press Farm Editor Turn-over in American farm own-. "" ership eased considerably during the past summer. This was partly Ihc .result of the relentless hammering "awa'y by Federal nnd olhcr agencies against the dangers of inflation in farm real estate values. But the Bureau of Agricultural Economics has warned Umt we aren't out of the woods yet, for victory in Europe might touch off a wave ol optimism for land buying which Hardy Annual Vegetables Can Be Sown This Fall Most gardeners have had [he experience of seeing vegetable plants come up in'the spring in the old garden rows, before the soil lias been spaded. Seed winch had failed to germinate the previous year and lay dormant' over winter produced the pla'nls. Varieties which commonly appear as volunteers, to use a fann- er's term, are letluco, spinach and, Elrannc to say, Now Zealand spinach;'mil any of. the'hardy vegetables H-JiicIi have seed wilh a hard crust may do ll. Seed of such vegetables may be sown in the fall in order" to got a crop earlier than would be possible from spring sown seed. The hazards of this practice arc greater, and precautions :nusl be taken to guard against Ibem. Seed is sown jusi before" the ground freezes, since [he idea Is to have ii lie.dormant .over winter and germinate fn Ihe spring. • A place should be chosen which is level and well drained, so that.the seed shall not be washed out of [he heavy rains. The ideal place is an clcvalcd bed, protected by a wooden curb. The seed should be sown as usual, covered wilh soil and >vhen ihc ground has frozen a mulch should be placed over it to keep tlic frost in. Spinach, which is a cool wc.tlhcr crop and has a short harvest season Jrom spring-sown seed, will produce SOW ANNUALS IN Tilt FALL 'AND COVER WITH iTR/vW much earlier in the spring when sown in the fall. LoUucc ulso yivcs good results. 'New Zcalnnd spinach Is a tender crop, and the usunl advice is that it be sown after the ground has wnrmcd up. There is also much complain I about it being difflcuH to germinate. The seed is linrrl nnd i'crmijiales belter after a \vtnlcr in the ground; and in the spring many gardeners gel good re- suits ?>y sowing It os soon as the ground liny been prepared rather than waiting 1 until the soil is warm. Black Walnuts Here Require Prompt Hulling • Black walnuts, next to pecans the most popular-mid plentiful or the native nuts of Mississippi county, need prompt galherlng and hulling ns soon us Ilicy are ripe, according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. Tlie whole crop matures about the same lime on the tree. The green hull 'outside the shell lurns black qulck|y nnd Ihcn slaliis'the shell and even the kernels'within. If nuts arc. allowed lo lay on the ground. Any fnrm family owning a hand- powcr corn sheiler can use it for hulling, but rolling 1 nuts nuclei- foot on the ground also removes hulls enslly, she explained. After hulls arc oif, she suggested that the mils be dumped immediately into a tub of water and churned with a broom until clean, Sound Farming Extension Service Program Shows Way To Real Security With pudding (ho pi-oof is in Hie cnUiig; with fanning .ilia proof is In tlic returns, the level of living, and the security of .(lie people As farmers change their system of farming, (tie changes made should he measured and their soundness determined by the "proof which has resulted. More than '20 years ago tlic Ev- lenslon Service began recommending thai fnnners produce more cattle, hogs, poultry, and truck crops. The reason [or recommending this more diversified . system of farming was tlml tanners n'cc<[cil additional cnsh crops, mid Hint .under sucli n program farmers could do a better job of rebuilding mid maintaining their soil fertility. A good many farmers adopted Hie Extension Service's recommendations. However, It WHS not until the early 19M'(> when cotton brought only 5 cents per pound.and adverse weather conditions rhntlc Arkansas farmers more conscious of how poor their soil had rcallv become, that a large number of farmers begun to diversify, since that time, farmers have progressed a long way toward the adoption of diversifying, or the balanced system of farming. Much ol this progress'urns made possible by farmers' using improved pasture mid meadow crops, adopting improved cup fat; 3 cujis brown sugar; 3 eggs; 3 clips sifted flour; one tablespoon baking, powder; ',- teaspoon each of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, mid ground cloves; : Ji cup milk. Place nuts in boiling water a fc\v minutes mid drain. Ci'cnm fat and sugar. Add well beaten egg yolks. . Sift together dry • inerccllciiLs. Add mcnt Stations and demonstrated "to fertilization, cultural storage methods developed at the Experi- well tailcn egg yolks. SIR together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients aUcrimtcly \v;;;i milk to first mixture. Add nuts. Fold In well beaten egg whiles. Bake either In L'i'cascd muffin pans or in three Inyor cake pans In a moderate oven (350P.) for about 20 minutes, or until lightly brmvncil. There are '100 distinct species of plants thai produce rubber. the farmers by the Extension- Service. The more widespread use or unproved types of livestock also contributed to the progress made. Since [he diversification anrt conservation program started farmers in genera) have decreased (heir acreage or hay and pasture and have expanded their livestock numbers. Where we had 10 ncres of cotton before the program .was started, farmers now, plant' only about 0 acres. For every 5 acres de- vblcd to pasture and meadow before the program got under way, there are now'10 acres. Where we had 10 head of cattle in the early 1930'n, we now have 15 head and a large percentage of these are cows which raise a calf each year. Where we produced one calf before [lie program started, we now produce two. Where we had 10 hogs, we now have 22. FOJ- every 10 chickens we lintl before the program was start- e<l, we now have 15. The increase which has occurred in our meadow and pasture acreage, and in our livestock numbers Is significant. However, the improvement, in the quantity of our livestock,' and the increase In Hie carrying capacity of our pastures and In the quantity r.iul quality of cur hay produced -is been even more important. Before the program was widely itlopted, for each 10 acres of colon the average farmer planted he larvested only 4.1 i>a;e:,. During the ->t few years this same average rmer lias planted only aboiil G acres 1 ,of.c'ntlon, but from-this reduced acreage- he ' has •harvested 1.1 bales, in other 'wards,-'farmers have reduced their cotton acreage about 40 per c'ent, by taking advantage of the soil building possibilities of diversified farming .'system their increased production per acre I vis been more than enough :o.offset the reduction in acreage, "orn yields averaged 10 per cent liyhor during the last few years than before the program gol under way. The average yield of oats vas 19 bushels per acre before the .irogram started. Farmers average about .25 bushels per acre now. These arc just some of the evidences: that Arkansas farmers are building their soils under this diversified system of farming and are Insuring not only their securitv but the security of [he nation "us a whole. In 1929, usually regarded as a 'car' when everyone enjoyed pros- ;ci : ity, Arkansas fanners received 194. million dollars for the farm To help stretch available feeds MINERALS ARE A "MUST would bring a .repetition of the Ihcn spread on the floor In a well boom market of 1919 and ISJO J veniil! "«' n»i» or loft to dry 01- The Bureau predicted Hint the ? llvc bctorc thc >' Kn cracked. If first year after V-Divy will be the critical period in control of,land \nlue-* •' i -; '• -.-..• '. :• i • It said that ff farm Income remains high sifter Germany's defeat, many persons not presently In agriculture will .invest in farms. Among these will be Industrial workers who will have considerable mon- ••ey, saved up against the lime wlien u the war boom ends. The bureau warned that there are just so many good farms. If there should be a wild scramble for land, values would naturally go sky-high. > One of the big questions of the hour ie\ohes around what part the U S will lake in mniinging world „ pence after the war. It is one of the most touchy questions of the po- Hitical campaign. I One element wants America to Center a world peace organization <-without reservations. Another wants >-to see how far the other major na- ^tlons are willing to go before com. milling America to any policy, still . pnothet group proposes that we dig « in behind our shorelines and play it isolationist again. ., For their.part, farmer are generally on the side of any plan which would insure peace, nnd revive trade They know the manner in which American surplus farm commodities arc distributed abroad will have a lot to do with making a permanent pence. Dumping of raw materials on one market or with-holding them from another can lead to war. So the current studies of foreign outlets for our surplus whcat ; nnrt cotion may have en important bearing on the outline of the next pence. ~For that reason the State Depart- .merit will have considerable to say <• on the proposed federal export sub- ^sidv program denting with exports ,of surplus commodities. Inycrs arc spread more than one nut deep, stirring fequcntly will allow them to dry without molding. Black wnlnuts hnvo a stronger flavor.Ilinn oilier varieties of w'al- nul.vso are used widely by confcc- loncrs nnd Ice crenm makers. Mnny hcmcinakers favor them for cakes, cookies, candles, and desserts be- ausc they hold (heir flavor during ooklng. This fall's crop of black walnuts n tho United States as n whole s not as large as last year's. Howver, in Arkansas it is rnlher nbnn- ant, so walnuts deserve to be earc- ully conserved.mid not allowed to fiarX-en and spoil on the tree or round, the home demonstration igcnt snid. For black walnut spice cake, bak- d either in layers or as cup cakes, he suggested tho following recipe: One cup black '.vnlnuls, broken '•• farm Goats Achieved In Spite Of Obstacles After scanning the Oct. 1 crop reports indicating a harvest n-liieh may rank .with that of 1942 as one of the greatest^ War Food Administrator Marvin .Jones announced that "we arc safely -through" the Critical war-time period of expanding needs whfcli challenged the na> t uon ^"ine obstacles of labor and ma- -^chinery shortages and alternate 'CWet spells and droughls had beet ^counteracted by farmers' long hour., uof hard work, by use' of hybrid .-corn and Improved varieties of oth , er crops and by resourcefulness. Plajing an Important part, too were soil conservation program which, contributed to higher pc acre yields than in any year excep ,1942, and probably 30 per cen above the 1923-32 average. 'Household Gelatin Will Stiffen Rayon * Ordinary household gelatin may pe used to restore the body or Ystardh" In rayon dresses thai have become limp *fter washing, ac^ cording to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, counly home demonstralion agent. i Starch cannot, be used with rayon fabrics so gelatin Is the solution lo .the problem for restoring the ^Wxty, to thern. v ,*.. ProporlKons" approximately cor- - Via letipn-.ost vnyon dresses ate given uy the home demoiistralion igent in:the following directions: joak two toulespoons of ordinary lousehold yclnlin in one-half cup of cold ; wnter for five minutes. lent one quart of water to (ho toll- ng polnt-and pour over the softened gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Pour MIC solution into a container Inrge enough to hold Undress,- ndd enough cold water to nake ft comfortable far the hands. .Vash and rinse the dress, then dip in the gelatin solution, squeeze ;cntly, nnd roll in a (hick bath *owcl. More or less gelatin may be to get Hie desired stlffi Don't fake chances . . . Your'HOGS, CATTLE; SHEEP AND POULTRY must be kept in vigorous health despite the scarcity of minera/-ric/i feeds. Now, ;is always, the fast growth and nigged health of all your livestock depends importantly upon properly balanced /ceding rations. Hut wilh protein (cctls far from plentiful, mincralsnrenec- cssary to bcsl utilize and make go farther those feeds which arc available. That's why you should regularly feed Sicijfs Mineral Siifi- t>len:cnl. It contains all 10 essential minerals your livestock ,'nectl. And 'it's all mineral—no fillers, 110 waste. ' But be sure you order it by name— Swift's Mineral Supple- ment—imd keep a good supply ; on hand alitays. _'W 18S ^ SWIFT & CO., OIL MILL Blythevillc, Ark. "Mister, I've been working my heart oui for you for a long lime now. 1 rmcn't gtumblcd or kicked because ! come from i gooJ family where our mono is HARD WORK AND LONG SERVICE. "That <lo«n'[ mean we have the miracle of everlasting life. I'm just a combination of honest material and honest workmanship but even that has its limits. I've gone along on all the tough jobs and never quit . . , hut now I'm asking you to give me a break for your own sake as well is mine. ' ' "Before we go into the next tough |ob take me down 10 the John Dccrc Service Sho)> for a going over. There arc a few sore spots, some loose Joints tint hamper me, and I think my wind would be better if my valves and' ignition had a check-tip. Those service men down there are old friends of mine, they know me and what 1 need, liow about it? Or do I hive to quit against my "_< Missco implement Co. BLYTI1EVILM: OSCEOLA BUY BONDS - SAVE SCRAP products they sold. In 1<M3 ceived 254 million dollnrs, or mi increase of 00 million dollars. The sale of crops increased only from ICO million dollars in 1929 lo 1G8 million dollars in 1943. The sale of livestock and livcslock products, however, increased from 34 million dollnra In 1920 to 88 million dollars In 1943. In other words, (he formers' Income from the sale of ctops produced remained about the same, while their, sale of livestock nnd livestock products in 1943 was over 2'i limes the total for 1929. To reduce this to still simpler terms, for every dollar winch Ar- knnsas farmers received from the sale of livestock and livestock products in 1923, they now receive $2.60. From still another angle, in 1934 the sale of livestock and livestock products amounted to only S1V of each $100 worth of farm products sold. In 1943, the sale of livestock and livestock products accounted for $34 of each SlOl) of (arm products sold. . The diversified;' program was a son nil one for. farmers to'follow before the war and lias ermtyled'them. to produce Er'eater quantities of food during the-wiir. Although the demand for farm products in the postwar period is 1 uncertain, Arkansas furmers will likely find the diversified or balanced >syslcm of funning the most profitable.' F. B. JOYNER SERVICE STATION Corner Ash & Second Sis. (Formerly Tom Jackson Sev. • Sta.) ESSO GAS & OILS WASH—GREASE TIRE REPAIR — Call 2611 For Road Sen-ice MISSOURI FARMS For Good Choice Bottom or Hilt Farms at Bargain Trices S E E T. II. VINYAKI), FARMS FOR SALE, 422 VINE ST I'OFLAH BLUFF, MO. i One of America's vital production lines is right \ f in your barn. YOUR milk fights for Victory. We . ,jnay have.anjtemjo help you produce MORE}- CHECK THESE TIMELY PURINA CHOWS Full Milk Pails Feed a pi oven dairy |eed buiH lo help keep covjs in condition (or capacity production and long milking life. Ask [or it. Feed Purina Cow Chow Special for Dry Cows Helps kecpdou'H calving tro, steps up milk production ahead, helps produce a slrong, vigorous calf. High in vitamins. Dry onJ Freshening Chow $QveMilk,RaiseHvsky Calves CALF STA^TENA One bag of Cal( Siarlena replaces 40 caliens milk — grows big, vigorous caiver. Saves time, labor and money. A mule (ced mode especially |oi mules! Three bags will {sea an aveiagc mule one month. Butil lo Itccp mules in condilion. Depend on Purina Omofene "fo'Feed PURINA DOG CHOW In [ree-choice feeding tests by Purina Research, dogs preferred Dog Chow over other dry foods tested. Try it! A Registered Ready For Service. AT FARMER PRICES Also Several Registered HEREFORD BULL CALVES Farm Located 2]/ 2 Miles West on Hwy. 18 Phone 578 or 3335 Published By The Delta Implement Co., Blytheville Vol. 3 Friday, Nov. 17 No. 12 Sometime between next Monday and the 16th of December one of your friends or neighbors will-ask you to buy EXTRA war bonds in the (>(h War fxian. Welcome him . . . you'll be glad you did a few years from now. Aside from helping to shorten the war, those bonds arc the safest investments in America foday. Let's nut Mississippi County over it's quota in this driye in record time! —-DI Clay Stalling^, farming on the Clear Lake .Koitd, :has a-good used tractor disc harrow for sale. DI- We have received letters from the following; employees on leave in the armed services during the past few days: Sgl. S. T. Hardin, who is somewhere in France; S 2-c Jack Droke, with the Navy in the Southwest Pacific; Sgt. JJurl Boyd, in England; Sgt. Frank Ashby, in Taft, Calif.; and Capt. Bob Ixiwc, whose address is simply 'overseas'. All of these men arc well and hoping to he home before another holiday season. DI Jim 'Alexander, of Roads Crossing, has this used cquippment for sale: a 1-row riding McCormick Deering planter, complete; ii 1-row riding John Deere planter with cotton hoppers; and a 1-row horse drawn stalk cutter. '' DI GETTING YOUR PRESENT EQUIPMENT INTO CONDITION FOR ANOTHER YEAR IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER HEFORE . . . Present indications are that new 'equipment will be scarcer even than during- (he past (wo years. Parts are becoming increasingly hard to find. Repair men are working night and day—btil, even so, they can only accomplish so much in a tfivcn 'time . . . The answer to all this is- to jjel you equipment in for overhaul and repair just as soon :is you can spare it— don't wait and K c t caught in the last minute rush! -DI- New equipment deliveries of the past week include a tractor post hole digger to J. M. Stevens, of Dell, and a McCormick-Deering hammer mill to Swift & Co. Oil Mill, of Blvtheville. -DI- Wc have the following new equipment on hand: a^McCormick-Dcering- corn binder, two McCortmck-Deerhirr grain drills, and a 1 row horse drawn stalk cutler. No certificates required. • - DI - Attendance at the Farm Bureau mooting at the Hotel Noble Wednesday night was unusually light. The work of this group is becoming increasingly important — please try and attend meetings whenever you can. TAW or YOUR AIIUM DON'T «AVI If »T*CK HALFWAY ft b* f foW 1QMYI it

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