The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1939 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 22, 1939
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SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1939 Harvest Scene OifC. G. Smith Fail C. G. Smith Finds Oai, Crop More Reliable Than Corn An average of 76 1 /. bushels of oats per acre on 48 acres Is Ihe record made by c, G. Smith, prominent planter of Blytheville, who lias decided that oals have a place on (he larger farms in Mississippi County. : Oats have never been recognized in this county as a successful crop until the past few years when several leading planters made very good crops. >A The best record, made by Mr. Smith, has given him his next year's Teed, with his com crop yet lo be harvested. This record ivus made on land planted last October With a grain drill, three bushels per acre of Coker's Pull Grain No. 1 oats, alter the seed were treated three days before planting with formaldehyde to control smut. This was 100 per cent effective. In Mr. Smith's opinion, oats have proved a mere reliable crop than corn. To support this statement. • lie pointed out that even though he iiad produced at one time more than 100 bushels of corn per acre on a CO acre plot that he had also produced as low as ifi bushels on the same field in a "bad corn" .year. Taking into consideration—lhat the tract of land on which the oats were grown, due to certain soil building practices would probably produce .better than average, Mr. Smith slill contends that this variety of oals, when' treated for smut and drilled In should produce from 50 to 55 bushels per acre. TlilS compares favorably with the average Mississippi County -;corn yield of 25J4 bushels per acre.! The average yield of oats in Arkansas is abaut 20 bushels and the average corn yield is about 18. The land on which these oats were grown was In cotton in 1937 with some volunteer bur clover from a previous crop. Last year, it ivas planted to lima beans and peas for the canning factory. The seeds were well inoculated which assisted the plants in storing nitrogen in the soil. After the vines were removed several hundred loads of cotton seed burrs and barnyard manure were scattered on the sandy parts of the field. Mr. Smith has planted Macbupin soy beans after the oats this year which" will not only build iipithe soil ,1)111 will, be';,nnothcrrash ciop. lespetleza?, which can'-'be^seeded'oh the oats in the" early spring, can also be used with cals and vjiii'-re 1 - qulre no extra labor : in the rush season after harvesting the .oats, Mr. Smith has learned. In his experiences with oats, and corn, Mr. Smith is'of the. opinion that only about one-half as much labor is required for oats % as. for corn. A survey' of labor requirement 1 ; for Arkansas crops made by the U. S. Department of Agriculture tends to agree with Mr. Smith, since it shows 55 hours per acre for oals as compared with 88 hours for corn. According to the survey, oats followed by soy beans would require about 105 hours while oats followed by lespedeza would require only about 85 hours which is less than that required by com. Oilier planters in the county who have been growing oats for several years include Hiram Wylie of Premised Land, who has probably groivn more oats than any other person In the county, J. II. Smotherman and his son, Jimmic, C. M. Abbott and Charles Wylie of Blytheville. C a: Smith harvested an average of 70 y; bushels of onls per acre from « acres on his form south of Blytheville on Highway Cl. Above Is u harvest scene on u,e Smith farm. Presidential Possibilities Carutliersville Society — Personal Miss Nell Lee Dorroh and nephew, Frank Dorroth, will leave Friday for points in Kentucky where they will visit with relatives until Monday. Mrs. E'ercy A. Wright and children of Blytheville, Ark., spent Wednesday here with her mother, Mrs. Minnie Marshall and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Gage Knight arc leaving Friday morning for St Louis, Mo., where they will spent: several days with her brother, J W. Reeves and family. Mrs. Knight- will also receive medical attention I while In St. Louis. • Misses Nannie and Pauline Garrett spent Thursday at points iu Tennessee where they are visiting with relatives nnd friends. Mrs. \V. V. Robinson and her niece from DeSoto, Mo., who Is visiting her, and Miss Cleo Mc- Clcndon, spent Thursday in Memphis. Mrs. K. C, Pierce, accompanied by Misses Hariet Ann Pierce, Demetra Baker, Wayne Dent, Dorothy Ann Ncwson and Betty Lou Peck spent Tuesday afternoon and evening in Memphis, They attended the Municipal Opera performance "Roberta" given In that city that evening. Gilbert Hazel will arrive from St. Louis Saturday and will spend his vacation here .with Mrs. Hazel, his parents and other relatives. Mrs. Hazel, the former Alice Ber- rynian, will be on vacation from duties at the law offices of Ward and Reeves next week. Bruce liarion: knows liow in 'pick an issue—and dramatize if. I vertising men, in addition, BY BRUCE CATION' Courier News Washington Correspondent Strictly a dark horse for the Republican nomination, but a rather promising one all things considered, is Congressman Bruce Barton of New York. Ordinarily no congressman who has not yet got half way through his second term would be considered for (he .presidency. But Congressman Barton is a bit different. For one thing, he was widely known all across Ihe country before he entered public life. His books, including the famous "Man Nobody Knows," were best sellers; long before he got into Congress', Mr. Barton's name was familiar to thousands of people who couldn't liiwe named four congressmen to save their lives. His newspaper and magazine writings, of course, helped to spread his fame. For another thing, Mr. Barton is n effective congressman and is possessed of a great deal of ability. As one of the country's leading art- . --, he knows how to,select an issue and dramatize it so as to appeal to the masses. The son of - a widely known clergyman, Mr. .Barton is a mid- westerner by background and a New Yorkir by choice. .His is affable, popular with his colleagues and given to rather puckish jibing at the New Deal's foibles. He attracted a bit of attention earlier this year by announcing n campaign lo get at least one useless law repealed each week. HIS ASSETS: A widely known name, plus general respect for his intellect; the equipment of a good campaigner; orthodox Republicanism leavened by a cerUitn amount of liberalism. • His LIABILITIES; He has no "machine" working for him; politicians tend lo fight shy of the newcomer . . . and Barton-for- VICE-president (nlk is beginning co be heard. HIS CHANCES; He's an oulsld- er, but he could [mil a surprise. Mo., has spent the week here with her son, "Lefty" Lowery, pitcher on the Pilots ball team. She is a guest at the W. L. Cantrcll home Mrs. J. A. Reunion and Mrs. John Lane left early this week for points in California where they will visit with Mrs. Reardon's son, Terrell for several weeks. Sam Dickerson of Greenville, Miss., drove up Wednesday evening 'or Mrs. Dickerson and two daughters, Doris Jane and Sammie Leah, who have been gucs'ts of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams, for the past month. Mr. and Mrs, Dickerson and children left., early Thursday morning for their home. Mrs. L. E. Evenson and Mrs. Charles Dorroth are among those who left Thursday morning for Atlanta, Ga., where they will attend sessions of the Baptist World Alliance being held in that-city from July 22 to 28. Claude Victor McCoy of Memphis, Tenn., Is spending several days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. W. McCoy. He is on vacation from his duties in Memphis. Misses Jo Judn and DesUll Essary will leave Friday afternoon for Memphis, Tenn., where they will 'oke a train enroute for- Fcnsa- cola, Fla., where they will spend several days. Air. and Mrs. Tllford Patmor arc spending this week at Hardy, Ark., while Mr. Patmor Is on vacation 'roin Peck Auditing company. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blackford and ,wo sons, Tomrnlc Lee and Donnic, returned this week from a short in Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Braccy and son are visiting in the home ol Mrs. Braccy's parents at Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Bracey is expected home this week end but Mrs. Braccy and son will remain for u longer visit. Miss Minerva Phillips, Elzlc Musgravo and Pete Scott of this city and several ladies from Ken- nctt. Mo,, left Sunday for Rockn- way Beach, on Lake Taneycomo, for a week's vacation. Miss June Miller, daughter of Captain and Mrs. R. A. Miller, of SI. Louis, former residents ol this city, is spending the week in this city as guest of Miss Winifred White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Turner White and with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rankin of nea'r Hayti. Youthful Tooth Care Improved by Movies MILWAUKEE, wis. <up>-Hcaiih lepartmcnl officials report that lomcmade. movies are responsible for a remarkable Improvement In tooth care of 40,000 school children'. A health department employe, who also is an amateur photographer, took the pictures based on scenarios by Dr. Lester A. Gerlach, chief of the dental hygiene bureau So far two films have been produced—"Polly's Tooth Troubles" and "Little Danny's Surprise About Dental Hygiene." • BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON 11V BRUCE CATTON WASHINGTON.—Some of tllO most Intensive politicking of the session occurred during Hie right In the House of ReprcscntaUvos over the proposal to reppiil nil neutrality legislation anil let ilia counry get along on the 1914 ba- >i 1 V r«.™T «r o. r , <="""<:« uns WCCK ironi a short Mrs. J. S. Lovvery of. St, Louis, vacation at Hardy and other points About 45,001) communities In tho United are still sis. The clfort lost by a big majority, but It threw n life-slue:! scare into the leadership ot both parties while it lasted—and It briefly focused the limelight on n talented young congressman, Robert O. Allen of Pennsylvania. Allen was the rnnn who introduced the resolution which would have repealed all neutrality legislation. A member of the Foreign Affairs Committee,- which presented the Bloom bill to the House, he was accused on the floor of spring- Ing a huge surprise—which Imp- pens to be untrue. His proposal had been discussed firquently lierore the committee At one stage even Acting chairman Sol Bloom liimscir wns Inclined to support il.-In the end he shied away from It; whereupon Allen called together a group o sympathizers and laid plans for an Independent fight on thp. mm- ter. Tn the group were such inea ns Congressmen James Wadsworln and Bruce Barton of New Ynrk and James A. Stanley ol Connecticut. HANDSOME AND YOUTHFUL And although' the Democratic leadership in the House worked ia beat the resolution, It is learned that the State Department was by no means averse to 11; felt, In fact that repeal of everything would bi line stuff,, but doubted that the time war ripe to spring it. As a matter of fact, at least a part ol the Democratic high command Iv the House was at one singe- o! the game, prepared .to let I'm resolution go through. The fight marked an interesting stngc iu (he development of Allen as n congressman. He is now In his second term— a handsome, youthful, stocky ehnp from Grecnsburg, Pa.,-who slartec his career here as an ultra left- winger of lhe Maury Maverick group and who lias since bee 1 , shifting over toward the mlddli. of the road. Correctly or otherwise, his colleagues credit thi.s shift partly to the Influence of Congressman Hntton Sumners of Texas. Sumners last winter organized a unique series of informal evening caucuses, debates, gab-rests 01 whatever you want lo call (hem. A group of 15 or 20 congressmen would meet by Invitation In his office. All kinds of things would be discussed.' Two prominent congressmen might be invited in lo debate some pending bill; parliamentary procedure might be lashed over; group lalks on current Issues might take place. EAflNEST PRESENTATION WINS COLLEAGUES In any case, Allen was one of !hls group. Whether that had nny- hlng lo do with ft or not, the act is that he is a different man than he was last session. Certain of the New Dealers bewail the change, but It has increased his influence in Congress; ind the impression he made In the icutralily fight has heightened his colleagues' opinion of him—not jo nuch because they were ennmorcd of the proposition he presented as because they liked the sober, wariest and able way he presented t. Allen, In short, emerges from he whole business as a "comer." Another congressman who got ncrcased presltge out of the Tight was this Slmnlcy of Connecticut. ie revealed himself as nn cxccp- lonaUy forceful and'able debater and as a rather remarkable mi- thorty on constitutional law. He comes from New Haven, but he is notr-as his familiarity with con- Have All Comforts Of City Dwellings And Then Some v BV MAKIAN YOUNG K,,,,. ricc • Sl;llr Correspondent ' Tomorrow' s ch( i. (o ,„„ o)(1 |u)mo _ Mend not only to ace the folks and Ed n whin or jrcsD «„•. but to sit nnd admiio nunin the houses in which they W(m , bom-houses of eharin «ml beauty « s W ell as com- lort. Because, inside and out the mnn houses of tomorrow will bo smart and ultrn-iitllliarlan Irom every point of view. One of Ihcm-callwl the electrified nmn-ls on exhibit at tho New Vork World's MM,-. Alul WR c| , ollgll ip itiuke anyone who remembers how llic fmiilly wash was dcno iu n tub Hint rested upon Uie bucks or two kitchen clmlrs, what a long time it look ! 0 make butler In a barrel churn or )i mv diird II wns to rend by lh e lamp on the kitchen table, lose all sentiment r or t) lc old ways and wish (hat hc'il teen born tomorrow Instead of day. CARDKNS COMB 'HOUND TO I'HONT 01- HOUSE fn general, the architectural design or the buildings on the electrified farm wore determined by the many rarm materials which were donated for the exhibit. Also by Uie use of the most economical roof (single s i opc wl(h M ^ u Pitch), nnd by the placement of the .windows where they were most needed— the south side In the case of Ihe greenhouse, brooder, poultry house, milk parlor, dairy and house proper. All of the living rooms of the House face south, overlooking the gardens and fruit trees, (Remember how the gardens always were iu the back of the house which had no windows, while the fvoht, with windows, faced on the road?) The dead-end kitchen Is designed not ns a thoroughfare, but as a plncc where the farmer's wife may cook without Interruption and where tlie rest of the family won't be running In nnd out, muddy boots jiml 'nil, and tracking up the clean floor. Plenty of natural light by day and plenty of artificial light by night falls on all of lhe work- Ing surfaces. Adjoining the kitchen Is n mechanical laundry which provides expansion space for the kllchcn during the canning season and for extia hands to eat during -harvest- Ing. One entire : side of this laundry is n sliding partition which disappears Into a recess and Joins the laundry to the lurge back porch. A mother with 'small children would appreciate this feature It enables her to keep an eye on the little darlings and at the same time flnlsli lhe laundry. Tile porch hns a Uie floor and nn open fireplace—nice for outdoor FARMER EVEN HAS OFFICE AND WASHROOM The living room with huge windows and ti six feet wide hcarlli in front of tlie fireplace, a. leading corner, air-conditioning and concealed lighting, a built-in sola with radio and concealed cabinet spaco is functional but nl the same time ns beautiful as any urban living room. An office and wash room, scp- aralcd from the rest of the house by an open passageway (glassed In during the winter), may be used also as an extra bedroom. The same wash room Is easily accessible from the wide back porch which adjoins the laundry. n n u )0 „,„,„.,.„ <„„„, , lomo . Nulk , e 11)e , ||o „„„,. im(| the huge .stoho inrejilacl The living room of Ihe model fnrmhouso features a huge hearth, 0 feet out from the fireplace, n millt-ln sofn mid very largo windows overlooking (he gardens. Steele District Schools Show Enrollment Boost STEELE, Mo., July 22. — All schools In this district show considerable increase In enrollment, according to Supt. W. A. Carter, there was a lolal of 224 who cn- •olled In the high school and 311 n the Steele grade school tfie >nst week these figures nre Uie nrgest In many years, the Inrfjest "crease was In Freshman class which had C8 to enroll which is, he largest class ever to be at this chool. ' « STORIES STAMPS Alonnsltlc the -kitchen of the electrified. fit (he New York World's Fair Is this completely nitrehnnlml Inimdi-y. A sliding .wall scnnmtes ft from an adloti'ilng back parch. stltutlonal law made some of the boys suspect—a Yale professor; just like.? the subject and spends all his spare lime boning up on it. Sister's Memory Good YAKIMA, Wash. (UP)—Mrs. W. P. Green of Kankakee, III., hadn't seen her sisler, Mrs. E. B. Hlnch- man, for 28 years so when she -sent to the door of the Hinchman home she posed as an agent to surprise her. But the ruse didn't work. Mrs. Hinchman recognized her immediately. The average American car owner, through Increased mileage nnd decrease In prices, has been able to reduce his annual tire cost In the past 1" $34, The facility which has only just cccntly been completed Is as folows: W. A. Carter, superintendent; Jteelc high school: Leroy pooh, Galley Rutledge, iwnry Sue James, Kathleen Carter, Ruth Harper, Helen Vlckery, Chester Bowles. T. C. Thornton, Marjoria Kinoimion nnd Othclia Bates. Stecic Grade school, O. L. Story, M. A. Kcllclt, Eugenia Jenkins, Inez Davis, joy Mclntosh, Buetta German, Hazel MeAdams and Maggie Harbcr. Teachers in the district are Charles nnd Elizabeth Cnhoon James Htgdon, MaccII Reed, Edith H»l, T. C. Whitflcld, Helen Nim- naley, Johnnie Clarke, Jake Samford, Lola McKay, Irene Wallace, William Owens, Mildred Edwards, Marlon Wright Burdine and Gladys Sharp. Here's nn exterior vicvr <n ^ mum nousc on the electrified rarm. It Is utilitarian to the nth degree, yet really a thing of beauty. Garden Is In front, rather than hidden in the backyard. Angler Hooks Himself EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (UP) — Probably the fish chuckled at this reverse incident. Walter Orchard cast his line into Lake Pocotopaiig for trout, snapped It back for another cast and hooked himself. It was Orchard's cnly "catch" of the Read courier News wane nds. Dartmouth Juniors Get Free Eye Examinations HANOVER, N. H. (UP)-Dart- moutli College advanced Its three- year-old program to Improve Undergraduates' reading skill by giving free eye examination* this year to some 300 juniors who had not already undergone complete tests at lhe Dartmouth Eye Insll- lutc. As result cf the survey, Prof. Robert M. Bear of the psychology department and Eye Institute staff members lioiw lo determine relationships between reading ability, visual efficiency and scholastic achievement. Though Institute findings to dale Slaved no definite relation^ ship between ocular defects and reading disability, 53 of the 78 students to whom glasses were given rc'iiortcd that, they were helped in their reading ability and college work. A duck can breathe UiroiiRli broken wingbone. A new rubber spring with advantages incliitliii:: smoother ride freedom from lubrication, rattles ind squeaks, and less road noise las Just been placed on Hie market. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SUE" Over Joe Isaacs' Sfore •• I'honc 540 , WHY PAY;MORE? Keep Summer'Clothes, Cool, Fresh at Less Cost to Yourself. Dresses Cleaned ..... ,G5c Suits Cleaned 65c PHONE 162 PEERLESS CLEANERS Cherry & Vranklln Love: of Liberty Led .Boers Deep Into Africa's Jungle A HUNDRED years ago, as the ' . settlement ol America's vast Jrohtlcr gained momentum, ah- ather great 'migration was drawing lo a close—the Great Trek of ' lhe Boers into the heart of the Dark Continent, . . -'.r ..;;.;,,-y^••': For five years, from 1835 {o; 'iO, this jjlgnntlc'movement.of;a '•'('.'• nation went on, uninterrupted by I ferocious attacks, of, savages, or by the hardships arid, dangers '-eh-;--, countered .on Cthc Afrlcinv veldt, V Freedom—the rl ght to live accord-: : Ing to their own laws—was the rainbow that guided these :hardy: Dutch pioneers into, a hew Pr'o'ni- scd Land. -.: '-' : ;.-,-•". •;. : 'v•!.;,'• ^j-^^_','\ The South African Boers were: descendants of the Dutch colonists who came to.the 'Cape ol Good Hope in 1052, •' and r 'of . refugee i, French French.'Huguenots,'who fled France In 1685. ^.A:.>',.-,: ' '; With tlie coming'of the British (o Capetown In 1795^ a new era,;: of restraint began for the Boers. Chief goal of the'. British was the stnmplnfi out of slavery, which the Boers, ns slaveholders, bitterly dp-: : posed. Oilier British laws were '-:' equally hateful, and iri :1835 the first great party of Boors loaded:;, their families nnd possessions into wagons, rounded up trieir herds, and handed northward into ;thV jungle.« . ..''. . ;';;j;' ^:.-' ; ' : .'v. ,'V. 1 .;: ' Savngc, blood-thlrsly Zulus batr ;• tied them every:mile of tlie trek, ; hut the Boers fought on, undaurit- :••'•' cd, to establish : homes ifi Uie Orange Free State and the Transvaal. . • • '.' • •'• •'';'. "'.>.•'!'• '••'•-•''.'. '" ' The Great Dow Trek Is com- incinerated on lhe Union of Spulh Africa slamp:abovo, red 'and blue, of the issue ot 1938, honoring the Voortrckkcrs, " •• ;, : ,,. •.;.','.. ": '••* -' Circus folk have a lnnguagb".'nll their own. To them = camels :. ore . humps,: elephants are bulls, mon-' keys me old folk, hlppos'We liogs, hyenas are Bravcdlgecrs,''"and os- trichs are big turkey. 1 ?. >. People : whb lake In all the : tree : sights, >• but never buy tickets, are: lot-flens to them. . ' ••'. ."'•. '.'•:• Tlie planet Mercnry nas a. year only B8 days long. , . .{. Coniforl Plus Kconpm.yi Air Conditioned '. -Peiibody Hotel'. IU E. Main In Bljtlieville '•- Uooins 75c or Weekly Rates Home Like Meals 25c Complete Line of WEST1NGHOUSE ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Heaters WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 110 S. Second Phone 314 PUONfi 205 FORYOUK POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & other poultry at all times. iVE DRESS AND' DELIVER FKEE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO, • .486 E. Main

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