The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1945 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 5, 1945
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., -FAGS CIS BLYTHEVILLE COUNTER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, ]<>15 Published ,Every Friday to <th« Interest of Farm Families of This ! Agricultural Section. ,\ NEWS- I Enter the >Plant-to-ProBper Con| tests sponsored .by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. Sunflowers Hew Casl Most Winter Mulches Used Keep Ground Frozen )el! Planters Revealed As Source Of^High Grade Oil; Meal Also Useful. A new cash, .crop-sunflowers- which someday may rival corn nnd sojbeans in foot! nrid money value, has been harvested In Plait County, 111 Sunflowers have long been recognized as an excellent source of pro- .tein and oil. America imported 120 .million pounds of sunflower oil hc- tween 1932 and 1936, mostly for edible purposes. But the adoption of sunflowers as a major crop had been hampered by difficulties ol harvesting and the perishable nntnre of the seed extract. /These, otelacles have been overcome through the cooperation of n group of Piatt County, Illinois, farmers and. n biochemist. As a result of the experimental raising of 100 acres of sunflowers, the crop has been revealed as the source of an oil superior to olive or cottonseed oil, and the meal, testing 53 per cent protein, 1ms untold possibilities as n food for both human and animal use. The experiment began last year when Bert Downy, a "plain dh't farmer", of .Monticello,'Illinois, decld- ,ed to investigate sunflower .cultivation tests being carried on In Canada bylup University of Saskatchewan. A visit to that laboratory fired him with enthusiasm, mid he. returned home with enough sunflower seed ol. a dwarf variety to plant 100 •acres Downy called a meeting of farm ers and proposed thai 100 aprcs<b .planted to determine whether th crop would exceed the value ol th same acreage in soybeans. The farm ers agreed, and 100 acres of Plat County farmland were set aside fq the experiment. The seeds were sown In 40 hie rows with a corn planter. One carl cultivation was followed by on other after the crop was up. The carne a long wait for rain. Fro When mulches ore applied to the Harden soil for winter, protection, II In often taken for granted lhat they .ire'to keep plants warm, prelect- ing them against freezing. But experienced gardeners use mulches to keep plants cold, because winter injury to hardy plants •s more of I <?n duo to thc heaving of alternate freezing and thawing, or lo standing! water or excessive dampness due to surface thawing. > A notable exception Is in tlie case of tender • and half-hardy roses, especially the so-called evcrbloom- inff or hybrid-tea varieties. The dips of .these roses can be killed l>y subzero temperatures, and arc often protected-by'-soil piled high iibout them, or by coverings of leaves or slraw. In mosl other cases, winter damage is done by frost heaving, by standing water, rot due lo damp- jicss, injury ifroni ice and snou', and in:(lie case-of evergreens by excessive drying out from the win- ler sun and winds. A mulch which is npplicd to the ground after it bas been frozen wil [irevcnt unseasonable thaws, am Ihus serve to reduce heaving dampness and standing \vnler. Bu thc iialnre of Ihe mulch should van according lo the planls prelected There are some planls which di not die down to the ground 'whoi winter sets In, bill-retain n-crowi above the Eurfnce which uliould llv through. Foxgloves and Canterbury bells tiro examples. Any pcrcnnlti which on examination after freev ing weather is sesn to-have' to growth slill alive belongs in thl class. II is important thai sue' plants shall.not he' sniolhcred by mulch which shuls oul air, sine this will usually result in roltin and death. In such coses a mule of corn stulks, evergreen boughs pruned stems ot shrubs, or eve u&W^siii^ii' t%£&&^8&Si£snfcz •itraw, .Dried Leaves anil <!rass .Clippings Arc Good Mulches, •in upturned' basket—any material vhich will shade the ground v/ilh- out slmlling out the air,.should be chosen. Plants of this class should )c : in'the'high spots of Ihe-border where surface water drains cpjickly. For .plants whose lops disappear entirely in winter, n mulch of leaves, straw or manure is satisfactory. Bui when such plants are well established they do not nccd;n mulch. It newly planted in well spaded soil, heaving action will be exaggerated and there will be ;a lack of roots to anchor' the plants so that n mulch the first season is advisable. The need is greater, the later :planting has been done. This same rule applies lo fall bulbs, which -need protection only when planted somewhat late in newly spaded soil. A rule which should not be forgotten is that mulches should never be applied lo the ground until it has frozen. selling old hens is preferable lo selling we'll developed pullets, because pullets usually lay about '20 (ic-r cent more eggs than old hens, All weak and undeveloped pullets also be sold. Fertile Tract Along Little River Bought By Magers ond Gill ,Tlic sum of $120,760 cash was Mid by Earl Magers and Lester }B. 3111 of Dpi I for purchase of Gild seres of farm Innd owned by clmp- nan-Dewpy Company, nn average of $175 per ticre, to highlight farm news of the week. The land, located two miles south of VVhistlevilh' community, Is on ;>f fertile'Little Hivcr. To be convened into a modern plantation, the larger residence, Uvo large barns ami several smaller homes.scattered about the farm will be moved inlo n center, which will be modernized. All of the buildings will be: modernized, as much as wartime con- oitlons 'permit, the ne\V owners said. Mr. Miigcr.s and Mr. Gill plan to operate Hie farm as a unit with purchase of much new equipment, Including mules and farm tools tc be made. f the new owners are we! "Ho, no, Pedro—I said New Year's resolutions, not revolutions!" .. . Officers or.d Leaders To Af-rend Affau M Gosnell Monday Night The first of two 4-H Club officer and leader banquets and parti 1 : 1 ;! will be hel'.i at Gosnell in their "Hot Hindi" building, Monday night, January 8th. Approximately 15 people will attend from the 13 4-H Chios which are east of Big Lake. Those that will attend include Uie club officers, their local leaders, one teacher from each club, .seme Farm Bureau leaders, and 1'hllip J. Deci 1 , the County Supc'.'- Intcndent of schools. . The whole affair is sponsored W the County Farm Bureau with the Extension Service and has as is.s purpose the continued goo;l work and improvement of the country's greatest rural youth organization. The Farm Bureau will finance t\v banquets, us well as the awards to he given for Ihe best club work In 1044. The second of these meetings is lo be held in Lenclivillc dining thc [same week, the exact date was not set today, according to .Miss-Coleman and' Mr.' Bllbrey, -:County Agents. They did say,'however, that all the clubs West'of Big Lake would be notified personally of their meeting when the dnte and details were completed. The two meetings, rather than one, were arranged as a "travel snvei 1 ", and so that all of ficcrs would have ti belter chair lo. attend. , DON'T SUFVEK with colds' musclo atlic-a ami r»ro UiiTOt[ TatoSt. Joseph A 8 ! 11 "' 1 ./. 0 /; 1 , 1 . 1 " 1 )';. 11 ) 11 . World's largest Brill-rut UK. liij; 101) tiJ let fiio only 35(. octbt. Joseph Aspu known as farmers, Mr. Magers also owning .TiHO ncres a short distance north of Dell, where he makes his home, and Mr. Gill also owned a farm until it recently was sold. Report On Postwar Problems Of Cotton Industry Expected After hearing week-long discussions on current and post-war cotton early June "until Hte August the problems nt a cotton conference In crop weathered a drouth. Late in Septembei, with the fields i , 'flowered ; In golden -beauty, Downey — began to worry about harvesting. Washington, a special house InvcsL- ' Ignling group Is compiling n report and suggestions to submit to Ihe House Agriculture Committee. The conference heard statements means of customs duties collected upon Imports. Receipts of this tax would be divided among exporters so Hint they could -meet world prices; reduction of cotton costsiby mechanization; reduction of tariff mid Egg Production Is'Higher When Hens Uncrowded With feed and labor shortages demanding the .most economical egg production possible, Mississippi County poultry producers can do their purl by adjusting the size of their .'laying flocks to fit the available housing space, according !.n Cora Lee Colenuin, county home demonstration agent. There is n general feeling thai, within limits, floor space per bird and egg production per bird ar.i closely associated. While every possible egg is needed for the 1 war effort, over crowding the ' henhouse is not the way to get extra cgs Published By The Dcita Implemont Ct>., Blytheviile Vol. 3 Friday, Jan. No. 20 'He put the pioblem up to Dr. Ray AII ^ ^ v ,,,. v .^., vl , ,. „... ' Shawl, University of Illinois ngron- nn^o^KtcTplnVsYromTcprescnl- omy engineei Dr Slmwl called on nllvcs of n) , lmscs 0[ thc colt(m ln . the Massev-Hams Company farm dus , , wh ,, c lhc llousc .; • machinen mimuracturcrs at Rnenic, - t pmme ft „,„ lls vcpol - t ls cx . On October' 25lh more than 500 f f lca t ".. hcu ' e . ".^M™ ^^ °"' ' inteiested farmers and university I lla " re clc ^ agriculture expeits assembled at the | Cotton lenders pointed out Hint, .Paul-Bear farm-to witness Illinois' It- is evident that If cotton ret first major sunflower Imrvcsl. main "King" it must: (1) reduce the With Vern E\erott at tlie controls current cotton surplus either by in- a 7-fool slia! n ht-lhroush Slipper creased consumption or by adjusted combine that had mastered tlie soy- production; <2i meet price nnd '• ibean harvest problem rolled Into (he quality competition wllh U. S. 'field cutting a clean 7-foot swath synthetic nnd other fibers, ami wllh .of ^sunflower heads. Thc combine, foreign-produced synthetics, <c'otlon, * n self-propelled model, was able to niid ; other flucis. / reach everj corner of the field, and, u wns generally ngrcccl that the. { no trnctoi being required to tow it, fi , rmcr s i, 0 uld receive a parity price none of the ciop wus lost through 1 for llls cotton and llmt research ! ' tr "™P lin S should be expanded lo find new uses j 1 Bin after bin of clean seed xvns' [ or ^ s cro j emptied into uniting trucks which i hauled it to the Vio-Bin plant in * -Monticello where Ky.ra Levin, thc biochemist, had developed his sol' vent process for removing the oil mid Some of the highlights included in suggestions presented before thc con- erencc arc: continuation of price .uunort and loan programs along :irom the seeds. This method, which eliminates the crude crushing pro,cess previously used, also prevents Xhe oil and mash from turning rancid The field yielded l.GOO .pounds of seed to the acre and Dr. " ' flower oil selling at 14 1-2 cents u ~ pound, the cash value of the crop was 'estimated to exceed that of soybeans. '.Dr. H..II. Mitchell. University of , Illinois biochemist who tested them found that the seeds contained 53 per cent protein and were easily dl,-»„ Bested The oil, he further found -«* -was •excellent for salads and cook• * • ing • - *• vlth marketing ciuolas to adjust >roduclton up or down according to narket demands; allocation of domestic consumption to farmers will >vicc support and loans on eottoi produced within their allotments All extra cotlon \\;ould be for cxpor at world market prices; sufclrilcs t Farm Woman's Column per . I each eggs produced requires I more scarce, expensive feed, j ^ I At least three square feet of floor space per bird should be allowed for Ihe light breeds, such as|iorns; II and three and one-half toj .foil-.' _JI square feet for the hcavlcjr uvcorts, ™" I such as Itels mui Plymouth jjockr,, Crease flouting on tho dish wn- (he home demonstration agent acl- er, or a sink drain clogged by vised. grense In Hie pipe is n strong hint Tf Ihc number- of hens and Uie hat fat, so precious in wartime nnd size of the laying house arc out slill greatly needed for salvage, is of proportion, either more housing icing wasted, according to Miss space should be secured by remod- Coru Lee Colemnn, county home cling an ( i enlarging thc present demonstration agent. It means that quarters or unused buildings, or dishes and pans are not being Ihe size of the flock reduretl U> carefully scraped before washing 1 meet available house space,, she Grease should never be poured suggested. In reducing (he flock, lo n sink or drain. Some of the fat left from cooking can be saved I (io not . c o,,lain too much grense, and used again In food preparation \Vc iiavf just received ;i letler from Ihc Iu- (cniiitional Haivcstcr Compiiny sUitiuji lint I ;lhey luive conIr.ibilled 525,001) lo Lhc Future 'l-'ai'iiicvsi of America Fomuliition, ami urging thul we help' local elwiitevs in every way possible . . . We've always been very stronp; for this organi/ation and Hhe 4-H Clubs, iiiul we're K\-M\ to see one of the nation's larger firuia fi)nlribulini< <fo (heir welfare HO KuhsUmtiiilly. Are 'Correct Market Type! At Ihe"15'lending-livestock shows of the milion in 1!Ml—with all-breeds competing— DUROC Barrows won 29 Grand Championships ^Chester Whites won 15 Grand Championships Hampshires won —•—11'Grand Championships Poland Chinas won -^-".7'Grand Championships Berkshires won 1 Grand Championship You Can Buy Some of the 's Best Duroc Bloodlines In Our Sale mmu, 191 At Elm Grove Sale Barn, In -Blytheviile i Gilts—- 3 Ybunq Boars Mississippi County Duroc Breeders Assn. -m- and the rest .strained into cans and turned in to Ihe butcher for salvage. =s Coleman advised keeping pipes in pood condition by pouring boiling water down the (io nol (he ^^ | } . C| ,,,-y acco vrting to di- rec'.ions with water, mcy clear the pipes satisfactorily. However, if it foiins too much hard soap, it may close the pipes nnd cnnse more dif- ficiilty than the prease. I'otush lye is uetter for this pur- t cotton growers to mnkc.up.the diff-i a "plumber's friend." drains every few months. This soft- nosc because "the soap it forms Is ens and carries ay^ay grense. When- soft anrt m[)rc soluble in water so ever a drain begins to "rim slow." clm i, e jj us hed down the pipes boiling wnler should be used at- cns ^._ Dr(lln c i cnn i llK preparations, once, and also, if possible n rubber t| 1L . home dcmonstnilion i agent f""- cup on an handle known ,ns warned,-should lie kept.from spilliir,' Huixlctto IMnnti'lioirhas a used No. 10 Clipper Sc'od Cleaner Tor sale. It'n in .good con- ..ciition. , Our inventory shows we're overstocked on new sj)ring-1oolh scratehcrs so we're having ;\ J'tjle . , . Until further nolk'e we'll sell these scrati-hcrs for SI 1— the-y usually sell lor S15. — m — Shy on labor or equipment, or both? Let us put Solution 100 in your tractor tires . . . All over the nation ii.'s been proved iliat a Iractor with this solution in the tires will give an extra clay's work in every G clays. I or splashing on hands,' clothes, 1 11~.*..*~^ u . v , .*..... -..v ••,i**>*i.t ttiLv, I/.II-L - - - - . ll-y prices. Although expensive this cleaners en the market. Mississippi when not in use, the can should plan was suggested for n period un- ' C0llllt y hoiiu'iiinkcrs should under- te j ;opt doseil on a high shelf out tton Is self-supDortine-' snbsid- st;ilul tllc flctio11 of thc lyc in t!l " c of reach of children. in of Imports ifter (lie 'war bv l )rc l'« riltlol >s- Soda lye combines m ui IIIIJIDIKS nncr uie \\ar 05 itl nr _ nc _ ,,, ,„__, v,- r ,i on-,, . Ill cotton ialli "" "' "'"" -" l " ""' "'" "> with erease to form hard soap. Potash lye forms soft soap. Many Production Board hut under the drain cleaners arc made with soda new procedure, the ratings-are Is- lye because it- Is cheaper and easier sued by the Triplr-A. to obtain than potash lye. It.pipes drops in carh r.ostcil ' \v<>rk E\viftly tolirlpyou , Lumber Priority , Ratings Issued ' ".By County AAA ^Priority ratings for lumber needed by'farmers for maintenance nut! repair.of,farm-houses may now be obtained, from the county Triple-A committee, accoraing to A. C. Spell^ Ings, ichairmati of the commlttco. "% Ratings may also be Issued by tho county committee for lumber for •' farmhouse construction coming ",.within the $200 limitation of Construction Order L-41. Certificae's, will be Issued only to farmers ami . only when thc houses must be re' paired or enlarged immediately ii ordei to bi habitable or when th structure is hazardous to health Heretofore applications for lumber for maintenance- and repair and construction of farm:dwellings^v made on Construction 'Forms WPB C11 and were approved by the ' fefe< AVork.shoe rc- Ipalrs arc made licrc with the same mclleu- _ _ care used lot niesl expensive shots. Our leatben ar" long' wearing and Ihe^besl available for this cliar- »ci*r'worh.' It you want wear and -wnfort try ns. -; ; ji»«*,~» ** *~ iMjhi ^ «J to Kll yo«. VO" know jour We're in thc murlccl for 2 scls of No. 7 liiiiidlu busters for F-20 tractors. Call us nf 2045 if you've'one fur siilc. DI Tn otii- shops this week: a Farmall J! for a rebuild ;iiul paint job for lloss Moore, farm- stc;im cici'.n nnd overhaul jobs for M. V. i\\K North of Blytheviile; 2 Favmrill M's for Urownlui;, of Doll; and an F-20 for rebuild- ins; and paintinu; for Earl Simmons, of Clear Lake. DI We've plenly of mechanics nowadays ant! can R'ivc you real service on repair work . . . I,vt us nut your equipment in shape for the coming year NOW. TANK u? TOUR OOWT HAVI IT STUCK HALFWAY » bf» M frssd TGDAY1 PLAY IT SAFE! • Why take any chances on not having all your equipment in good running order next season when you can have it all fixed up now. That's repairs on any tractor, implement or tool used in farming. \Ve have thc mechanics, thc special shop equipment and a big stock of genuine IHC parts to do your work right. Tlie main thing is to give us a little advance notice when you can. Most of the time our shop is swamped hut when \vc know ahead of time we can schedule your jobs and have your machines ready when you want them. Just give us a ring. Then when you're coming in, on the next trip, load up your tractor or any olhcr piece of equipment and dtop it off here. You'll find our service as good as thc McCormick-Dccring machines we sell. Our prices are reasonable. And we guarantee your satisfaction. Delta Implements, Inc. Blyrheville, Ark. S.^u^a..^"^*'*-' :;«gems •-rf^^'v::; loho Dccr« iramcd service *»« "^«P four uactor running Uke now. He Hrt. phceoW,«orn parti wilhne* one,--- ' *._. .U«r form ncw/bring back dut power, 't'ANT . I 'I I I, Ui Missco Implement Co O8CEOI>*. BUY RONDS* SAVE '* ' Whirl-Pool Electric Churner To fit on your 3, 4, 5, or 6 Gallon Churn Nol Necessary to Buy A New Churn WEIGHS 7 POUNDS Rustless Dasher and Rod Churns Yz to 5 Gallons Whole Milk In 6 to 18 Minutes Will produce more butter than by hand churning Sanitary, Easily Cleaned. Will Give Many Years of Service A Written (iuaranlcc Furnished Wilh Kach Churner Price $17.50 Sold By Planters Hardware Incorpor Med "The Complete Hardware Store" •

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