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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 11, 1930
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'THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER ll, JJLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Oklahoma Crosses Kafir Corn and Sugar Caue to Produce "Grohoma'' ItyNKA Service | OKLAHOMA CITY.—Six yean ago Fred Grolf gralted several va- iielieb of sugar cane with kaflr corn, aud tlie resulting plant is cx- jicctcd (o relieve stock raisers o! considerable anxiety during dry spells. The plant Is called "grohoraa." a name formed from part oi Grolf's name and tliat of IV; Mali 1 . Grofl, a tenner caipcmX moved to a small farm near Britton alter lie liad tired of city confinement. During his first season oi farming, a drought lilt lib crops and he lost almost all he put In. Then lie set out raising some kind of plant which would resist drought. His cross between kafli <orn and ribbon oauc Is the resulting product of his experiments. For five years Croft nursed his grohoma. This season, when his corn was binned to a crisp durin: tlie unprecedented dry &pell, his kafii 1 corn failed to yield and even the sunflowers were wilted to bare stalks, his grohoma continued to trow. U. S. Interested Lnst year several farmers became interested in Graff's plain They agreed to finance the jn-ow- Ini; of tiie crop on n wirier scale. As a. result more than 471 ncrcs were planted in this coffinry undei government supervision. This been closely niilched during the past diy spell. It has been found to adapt itself i>ar:iculi\rly \ve)l this condition. H. B. Corrtcll, slate agriculture board president, brcame 'nUres'.- ed in (Jrod's grain ani had some planted at the agricultural colleger at Stillwater, and Manhattan, Kansas. Tests made by the state agricultural department show that, gro- homa contains 12 i>cr cent protein a greater amount than Indian corn kalir. oats or wheat; 3.8 per cen lilt, [jreater than any of the othei prcntcr C.ian ally of tlie oth-.i grains; 10 per cent nitrogen-fre' exlract, and but 25 per cent Tiber les slhan (he other grains. In tests recently taken by a lain flower mill, the grain tested -wel lor flour making, and it is expected fiat lluur will be commercially from it this fall. . [ U Was a Life Saver "I got tired to death of .starving," GroII says in explaining why he developed the plant. "1 did a little velie! ,tork of my own. II I've discovered something 1 hope other farmers will grow it, for it's certainly Ixicn a life saver to me." So great has been the demand fi/r Croft's crop nnd seed In hL= section that the entire production has been sold thir year. "If we could li.- ail the orders we have received, we'd have field after ficM of grohoma all over the country," the carpenler-farme Jays. The plant is a DO-day crop, has deep roots and yields from 5 to 10 tons per acre. Tests have shown grohoma yields from 100 bushels an acre In dry weather to aver 209 bushels in favorable seasons. Grolf has harvested two crops this year, the Hist early and the other late. When the stalk is cut another crop cumes on. Develop Grain That Stands Dry Weather PAGE HVB A stond of "grohoma," at rijlit, cross between k-.iflr com and sugar cane, and Free! Gvoft, who grew it. THE BOOK SURVEY 11V BKUCK CATTON ~~~ NEA Service Writer™"™" In "The Real War: 19M to 1918," Captain 13. H. Liddeil Hart puts 'lhe strategy of the various World War campaigns under a microscope and makes a series of expert diagnoses; and tile 500 pages in which he sets down his verdicts made a book that is both supremely interesting and terribly, almost unbearably, dismaying. For Captain Liddell Harl—one of England's foremost military critics, by the way—finds thai the whole ivar was a gloomy succession of blunders, made by both sides with clumsy impartiality and paid for by millions of lives. Historic legends and national heroes come crashing under his iMMietrating scrutiny. .He finds feet- of clay in all the war-time idols. His book explains not sn much who won the war as who lost it. He finds, for instance, that Ilin- denburg was a figurehead and that Dueludendorff owed his "greatness' chiefly to an abscure staff colonel, Hoffman—"the nearest approach to a military genius that the war produced." Liidendorff left Huffman behind when he look command on the western front,and leU his recipe for success behind with him. Joffre apjiears blunderer. Foeh rhows up to bad idvantage until summer of ISlt). Sir Douglas Haig appears responsible for sotnc of the most costly errors in British military history, Sir John French shines in an even favorable light. Falkfiihaven shrinks to diminutive proportions, i'ershing gets off more easily, though not without criticism. Hunter Ligyctt is called the best American general, and Petain. gets what glory the writer is, willing to ive the French. And the battles themselves. OnTy by making a series of unbelievable blunders did the Germans avoid winning the war in 1'J14; yet, by the same token, Ihu allies matched blunder for blunder, or they would have turned the retreat from the Marr.e into allied triumph. Russia piled mislake on mislake until revolution and defeat became inevitable. The Oallipoll campaign should have won the war in 1915, bui was bimslcd almost beycnd credence. The Germans failed utterly to exploit their use of poison gas at Ypres. and the British returned the compliment by fumbling the opportunity their tank 1 gave them. The Somme offensive was a ghastly, fore-dcomed failure prised I.Mtlendorff even more than they suriJi'lml the allies. And so it goes: fearfully dismaying stuff, when you recall the price that was paitl for these mistakes. Cap'.iiln Uiklell Hart's book ought to make better pacllist propaganda than a dozen feverish war novels. 1 think it is a book yui ciumot afford tu mUs. It is ai Atlantic Monthly Press Pisbllciitloi issued' by Little, Brown and Co. and sells at $4. Buy It. * » * Cannibalism un the High Seas—In :\ True Story "The Wreck of the Duinaru." b; Lowell Thomas, Is just about th nost grucsinie, lion Hying thrllle of the year.'it tells what happened (o a boatload of sailors whose steamer exploded in mid-Pacific in 1918 and who drifted in an open boat nil lhe way from Guam (o the Philippines, taking 2-1 days for lhe trip and meeting adventures that make oidinary tales of big doings at sea mild as milk. There were 32 men In this lifeboat when lhe trip started, nnd 14 when it reached its goal. The 14 whu Minimi were alive only because (hoy had eaten two of the men who died. . . . Yes, that's the kind of book U is. I hasten to add that it'p a true story. Mr. Thomas found one ol the tun-Ivors and «ol the whole ttory from him. It is, us I say, n liuij'.illupn-; one nf the most liiu 1 robins but Interesting (ales I li:m- I'Vi-r icad 'II u- publisher Is Doublcdiiy. Do:u: and Co. The pi ice Is $2.50. » » » A ll.ully-liiiiiKt.'il Altai k on Western Culture "licodbyi! to YVcstiTii Culture," y N'crnuu Dounliis. b woefully thin lull. Mr. DouyUis j>enus to have c;icl -Mother India" and tu have i-xlivmi'ly init.iled by It: this .xx k is |>y w;iy of being a scries "I i's hi which he nUi'inpls to that Iiullii, taken by mid •ui;e. is about us nice 11 place to 'i- KM mudcni ICuropc. Mi. Uuu!jlsi.s miitcht-s oai-ii nt- aik en Iiuluin i-hlll.-atloii with u ; iiltiick on 10iiropu:in In some CU.H'S lie dws i \vry Job and ninny of Ills ]!!!, lire very iniirli to lhe Mini; but the spleen tlml posses- liim Is loo much for him. 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United Sjtatcs Senate wlioh Mrs. Lottie llolmnn O'Neill, above, (lie stale's llrst womim lejjlslator, and n Re IHibllciiii. aniiouiiccd her candidacy an Independent, declaring tho drys arc dliantlsllcd with Mrs. iti Hanna McCormkk's stntemenl that on prohibition she would be uulrt cd by the state relerenduin in November. ' J. Hanilllon Lewis, wci Uemociat, is the third candidate. newest book, "1'hu Earth Told Me,' Is un even belter atlcmpt along lhe sau-.u line. "The Earth Told Me," hns (brco Eskimos of northwestern Alnsksi or Us. characters. Mr. Williamson ircsents u stone-age variation of he eternal triangle, ami makes a very Hue took out of it. lib skill ii oiitllniu,; dm emotions, desires, inililtlons and ncneial mental processes ol tlicsu primitive folk Is nu/lna. In addition, his literary •tyie Is thoroughly suited to Ills ubjccl m.i'.U'r. The book i s one of Simon and Schuster's paiK-r-backcd dollar pub- llcntton-,. NIL'i: i?) I.nTl.K JOKK CI1H'['I:\VA FALLS, \Vb., (UP) —There w.i-i blood on the pavement mid iilooil 'en the body, so a woman diiu-r rnliited mid her cur mashed im 0 unoihcr. When police arrived they found nn awed, uncovciL-d group about tho gory sight. OIL- p.i'.roliiiim noted the smell of paint mll | Uiuughl (he btoxl too thick, instead of calling n« niubulaiicc he kicked the Ixxly over an<l r.-vcnlcd u dummy coated with rod palm, s.-iu-ch wns sluvl- i'd lor boy prnnksleis. Courier -News wnnl ads. A Way To Slop Attacks of Fits Hopoits arc received of nn nin Ins treatment that epileptics slnl« lias proved suu-esstnl In stopping their attacks. 11. Lcpso, Apt. 02, Island Ave., Milwaukee, Wise,, luis been supplying sullereis with this treatment. lie now wishes to reach itll lliu-e who have not been helped and to do so is making the startling oiler .of a generous treatment, free 10 all sullci-crs. 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What a Woman OF 50 AND OVER Should Weigh Keep Thq Fat Away This is interesting — the figures given below arc correct according to the leading authorities—Womon over 50 should beware of fat—if your weight nnd height match the table below yon are in hick—and :.houkl be thankful—Weigh yourself today. spring nf 1Q13 should have won hac] OVERffMILLiOH JARS USED YEARLY Ages 50 and Over •1 Ft. 11 fi rt. 5 Ft- 5 Ft. 5 Ft. 5 Ft. 5 Ft. 5 .Ft. ft Ft. 5 Ft. ."> Ft. 0 In. 131 Pounds 133 " 135 " 138 " HI " 144 " U8 " 152 " 151 " 1G2 " 16(5 " no " ordinary 1 111. 2 In. 3 In. 4 III. 5 In. G III. 1 In. 8 In. 9 In. 5 Ft. 10 In. Weights given Include indoor clothing. H you arc overweight cut cut pies, pastries, cakes and candies f:r 4 weeks— then weigh yourself— KO itghT, O n potatoes, rice, butter, cream and sugar — cat lean nirat, thicken, fish, salad, green vegetables and fruit. 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