The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1944
Page 6
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SET BttTHBVILLB (AUK*)' COVRJBfc NEWS Published Every Friday In the j Jntemt Of Farm Families of This .Agricultural Section. FRIDAY, JUNlMfi; FARM NEWS-FEA1VRES Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Con-i testa sponsored by the Courier Newa and Commercial Appeal. Urges Culling Poultry Flock Non-Producing Hens Reduce Egg Profits, County Agent Says Mississippi County 'poultry pro; ducers were advised Oils week by Miss Cora Lee Coli'iimn, county home demonstration agent, that culling of loafers in the Hock aucl providing of green feed fo>' (lie birds at nil times will reduce feed consumption and assure n yi'ofit In egg production until Inte fall. Referring loathe hen as an egg factory whose production or manufacture depends upon an adequate suplily of the materials (hat go into the'egg. Miss Coleman stressed the importance of a careful summer feeding; program.;. Since' over two-thirds of the egg is Avaler, plenty of clean, fresh wa- tcr^at least five gallons per .day far . eaclvribo' h'evts—should lie provided in ^convenient-place near the space white .the hen spends the day, so UmVsho can drink when thirely. live, albiimeu or white of tlic cgt is supplied by egg mash, skim milk, and green feed. When these iimtc- rla!s"_.arc ; not provided egg produc- tloiu'drops. Layino masli should be available at nil times. If as much as four-gallons of skim milk are provided par 100 hens,.the innsh may be omitted or greatly reduced. If; milkUs fed, particular care'niusl he : keep the milk containers clean.and scalded. Miss Coleman irainjed put .that the supply of water nilgfil. hnva to be limited to force the hens to consume the milk, She'-'bxplhihed Ural since grain is used primarily for heat and body fat and to some extent In forming the yolk of the egg, it Is poor feed when used alone. Only enough grain shoiilr) be fed lo keep the liens In moderate flesh. Too much grain results In fat hens and death losses from heat, Miss Coleman said. However, she added, If milk is fed and no mash included in the poultry ration, larger quantities of grain must, be fed. Green feed Is high in food values and when provided' nt nil times will reduce" feed ; consumption 10 to 20 per cent,. the home demonstration agent stated. Slie recommended Sudan grass and .whole dry oats as excellent summer feeds. More, Nitrogen Fertilizers Will Increase Feed Yields Farmers tlnouglioiil tlie country are urged by Uic War Food Administration to vise more nitrogen fertilizer on corn and forage crops in order to'Increase'yields 1 .of feed for livestock. The cxtm feeds that could Ije produced in this way are badly needed. Farmers have increased the numbers of livestock In-'their herds to record levels. Reserve slocks of feed on the otiieri hand, Ural were so abundant at'.-the beginning of the war, have now largely disappeared. . WPA officials sty'it Is possible to Rreatly increase yields of corn and forage crops by the use of iiitro fertilizer. Such fertilizer Is available In the foim of ammonium' nitrate, a product'of plants built lo make';munitions .It is now fairly abundant and should continue so foi the next three months. This is In contrast with the situation that ex- BUSINESS Of HKMIHG FARMERS, for the tnosl * pail, will have to depend i, upon present machines and '\ trucks lo Kc-lp lltem meet production goals even (hough, more new equipment will be available this year llion last, With much machinery suffering from old age, fanners must do everything they can lo make machines last. What else can be clone beside keeping machines greased, cleaned, and generally In n sound stale of repair? First, there Is salvage. Before scrapping .machines that are beyond repair, strip machines of parls which might be viseful later on. Parts from mowers, harrows, sprayers, grain binders, tractors, and potalo diggers are badly needed. Nuts and bolls, ns well as angle and scrap iron, should be' saved. In some areas,' farm machinery is repaired on a community basis. Engineers, working on funds provided by stale w n r councils, are helping farmers ra a k e Iheir equipment do for the d u r a 11 o n by sotting up "re- 1) a i r clinics," and by looking over machinery and making suggestions regarding repairs. In other areas, farmers have formed their own "community salvage centers"-where spare parts may be'exchanged. . ; A second step.'.which formers should take- now is to make sure that farm buildings in which ma-, chines are stored arc in a sound condition, according to the war Food Administration and the Department of Agriculture. .Farm buildings, like farm machinery, arc lools of production. To keep equipment fit and fighting, it must be stored in weather-tight buildings. r There is no better lime to check (he condition of farm buildings lhan now. Ice, snow and freezing ... • -V ~ '• ,,' rains driven by howling; v. winds, have damaged many " farm buildings. First, farmers are urged to. go over Ihe roof. Unless Ihe roof is weather-tight, Ihe building itself as well as the machines it stores nrc In danger, Hoofs, constantly exposed to attacks of Ihe weather, wear out and must be replaced. Siding may need a few nnils, or a cracked or decayed board may need !o be replaced, after which the side walls will be os sound as ever. Hut not the roof. Experts say H seldom pays to repair an old, weather-worn tool. When a new roof is needed, it will ffiffiW^JgHV'* pay farmers to tiso a material such ns nsphnll shingles or roll roofing which is fire-resislarit, easy to apply, and low in cost. Farmers also should check buildings for detective foundations, cracks in floors, and broken or decayed floor joists. Buildings should be painted to prolect and p/eservc I hem. Gates and hinges should be greased. 'Trash and leaves should be removed from gutters wliicli otherwise may. cause wqler lo overflow under-' the roofing. Broken glass should be replaced to keep moisture out., .Farmers who properly main-' tain machinery, salvage spare pails, and store their, equipment in sound buildings will be lakine •. n long slop forward lo fullfilling i quotas and profits. " i Isted during most of the spring fertilizer season. Fortunately, this is the- period of the year when atn- inonlnin nitrate can best be applied is n side dressing lo row crops, nud In many areas II Is not loo li;le lo benefll hay lands and pastures. These applications should, of course, be made In accordance with local recommendations. Because of Uic lalcncs.? of the planting season .over much of the country, farmers have not currently been ordering the ammonium nitrate nor have dealers been stocking it In sufficient amounts lo keep plants operating al capacity. Stor- ngc spaces at the plants Is limited so that If farmers are to take full advantage of the opportunity 'crcnse yields Ihrongli use nf Hie fertilizer, it must be kept moving toward their farms. Thus, fanners should consider tliclr needs and promptly contact their fertilizer dealer, county agent, or local AAA committeeman about ordering needed supplies. i Over the country ns a whole Die average nppUcnllon of nitrogen ler- tllizer by fanners on corn and forage crops is low—much less limn 10 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Results from many Experiment Stations have shown, however, that the application for these crops in many areas could be as much as 32 pounds of nitrogen per acre. As for the results that can be ex- pected from ;is« of additional nitrogen, the War Pood Administration socialists point lo results of practical and scientific tests. These show that hi. general under good conditions two pounds of nitrogen will produce n bushel of corn. That s the equivalent of 335 bushels of corn per Ion of ammonium nltrale. as Ihe fertilizer contains 32.5 percent nitrogen. On forage crops Ihe tests show that n pound of nitrogen can be expected to produce 30 additional Jounds of high-quality hay or pas- Atrc. On that basis a Ion of ammonium nitrate would produce more than nine, additional tons of forage In addition to the greater yields from Uic some lnnd,-thc crops produced with 'the additional nitrogen also should 1» of belter quality. This is true regardless of whether the nitrogen Is applied as ammonium | nitrate or In some other form. Altogether, the results from using nitrogen fertilizer on .feed crops should be worth several times the cost and cltort iti applying It. ONE.'MILLION DOLLARS To Lend On 4 IMPROVED FARMS Prompt Service—Low Interest Rates T. H. "BUCK" PRYOR 107 K. Jackson —Phone 228G— Joncslioro, Ark. Rotenone Dusts Control Pests Effective Against Many Types Insects That Damage Gardens Mississippi County Victory gardeners were reminded this week by M!SS Com Lee - Coleman, county home demonstration agent, that constant watchfulness Is necessary If de.stnicllve Insects ore to lie controlled before serious damage Is clone. Recommending rotcnone as "probably the most valuable Insecticide that the home gardener can list because It Is effective against a wide range of both chewing and sucking Insects, ."Miss Coleman explained that only small amounts arc on the market, notenone dusts for garden Insect control linvc been limited In strength to 0.5 per cent rolenone, a bare minimum but fair, ly effective If carefully applied. She warned, however, Dial many dusls on Die market cunlnlii .even less than' 0.5 per cent rolenone and are usually loo weak lo be effective. The picture Is complicated by the long and complex lists of ingredients printed on labels used on packages of rotcnoue dusts, Hie home demonstration agent added. She Informed Mississippi County gardeners that It Is not necessary lo irarterslnnd nil'that Is.printed oh the label. The percentage of ro- lenone is the most , Important thing; It should not be loss than 0.5 per cent. If the label does not Blye the percentage of' roterione, this .figure can be obtained by .multiplying figures for "Derrb resins" or "lllnl either extractives" I Is led on the label by two and dividing by five, Miss colcman ex- plained. That is, n dust containing l',i "Derrls resins" will contain obonl 0.5 per cent rotenonc. She pointed out the advantages of summer fallowing a part of the garden space In order lo hold moisture in the ground for producing fall crops. Summer fallowing con- slsls of clean cultivation at intervals of one week or 10 days, or as olten as is necessary to keep down all weed growth and lo keep a loose mulch of dirt on ihe ground surface. Summer fallowing should start while there Is still considerable inolslure In the ground from late spring find early summer rains, Miss Coleman added. Cultivation after each rain Is necessary during the period In order to keep the ground from crusting and crack- In^ conditions that cause loss of moisture at an excessive rate. fu gardcu s where space is limited, the area from which early crops' such as radishes, lettuce, peas, beets, and early potatoes have been cleared after these vegetables are matured and harvested, may be kept clean cultivated until time to plant fall crops. A low area that limy have been loo wet for early garden crops may also be used, Ihe lio.'ue demonstration agent suggested. Approximately 260 varieties of food are canned In the United Slnles in normal times. eggs a day. For several months, for lack of proper feed, she got very few eggs, but now, the wheat and outs (lie family planted last fnll is helping out considerably. Mrs. Mooring Is letting her hens run In .Uic wheat. In addition to Ihe hens, Mrs. Mooring has CO" chickens .Well arc iilmost broiler' size, fn other respects loo, the Moorings are making sure they will have plenty of feed this year. week, they got in the .second cutting of hay. Mr. Mooring has 10 acres of com ami beans. He has a well-rounded feed program Includes rye, wheat 'oats, barley, alfalfa, corn and beans: ' The J. C. Byid family of Roule 1, Joiner, lias some good looking cotton. It will soon be cleaned out, j»na they hnve done the work themselves, without hiring any outside labor. Mr. Byrd has 14 acres of .torn up, and four acres of sorghum planted. ' • The W. T. Floyd family of Keiser have a good feed program, including 20 -acres beans. 13 acres of com, mid Ifl acres of hay Pick Vegetables' With Care For ' Home Canning Pointing out that a canned vcg- elable will be no belter than Hie fresh vegetable with .which the lioinemaker starts, Miss Cora Lee Coleman, home demonstration agent In Mississippi Counly, this week stressed the Importance of careful selection of products for home. ! canning. i Canned vegetables contain practically ihe same lood values as fresh cooked ones, she explained, and If the canned product l s to contribute its full share toward better meals, only those vegetables that arc young, fresh, lender, and free from insect damage or bruises should be used. Emphasizing lhat garden fresh vegetables canned soon after they arc gathered will result in a more nutritions canned , product containing more vitamins. I she recommended the old rule, "Two hours from garden to can." As :> snide for Mississippi County homctnakers to use in selecting vegetables for cunning. Miss Cole- man listed the following points to j be kept in mind; I Green (English) peas must be j "just light' for canning lo make a good product. To capture that delicate sweet flavor, gather the peas when (lie pod Is green, crisp and well filled out. Con green beans when they are eieci) snap beans, for then their pods .are young, lender, and free front' strings or woody fiber. Select pod s which are bright green and small enough so lhat the bean is immature. Sweet com for canning should be In the milky stage when the kernels are well filled out, H must be carefully selected for best flavor and quality. Can only freshly gn- thrcd corn free from defects. Heels less than one and u half Inches In diameter are best canned whole. Select beets with firm smooth skins. Choose firm ripe tomatoes, me-' dltim In size, of uniform sliupe, and free from decay. The tomato should be well colored throughout, with no sign of sun scalding or cracking and should be somewhat riper Ilian for table use, although not soft. £. Guaranteed REPAIR SERVICE On All Makes of TRACTORS, TRUCKS, FARM EQUIPMENT, MOTORS and CARS. Our shops are equipped with the most modern machinery. Five experienced mechanics and machinists guarantee FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE Electric and arc welding—portable and stationary units. WE GARRY COMPLETE LINES OF PARTS ARMORER, ARK.; ; CALL 2088 F. S. AJNTews Mrs. R. U- Mosley of Route 1, Elylhcvtllc, lins nil of her Kraut miirto. She recommends Idling the Krnul ferment nine days before canning. She has n good garden ami means lo reach more than her entitling Uuclgel Ihls ycnr. Willie Ross Caklwell, of Route I, Blytlicville, is nlso getting n nice start with her canning. She has eaimeil C2 qimrts of vegetables tiirt will ha(-e teuis this \veck. 'they have n good truck rmlch as well as iieamils and popcorn. .Mrs. Henry Drinktcy, Manila, for the past few years has been work- i»K irwanl improving the nppear- nnco of the plncc the Brinkleys are venting. She lins planted tlow'ers Including iictuuta and n rose bush. They also set out 'several peacli trees. Mrs. B, D. Mooring has 35 liens and Is now getting from 22 to 25 i mighi I pledge us.,With new farm implements hard to get... with greater demands for food production placed upon your shoulders, it's essential that you keep your old .^machines on the job ... in good condi- - tion for the work ahead. ^To keep"your John Deere equipment rolling along, give it a thorough check- over before you need it;- Replace old (worn parts, which arc likely to cause untimely delays, with reliable genuine John Deere repair parts ... parts made to fit and wear like the original parts they replace. Don't delay—check your equipment thoroughly. Get your equipment in first-class condition for the season to come by buying genuine repair parts from us NOW, Missco Implement Co. BLTTJTEmtE OSCEOLA OMI.Y GENUIKE JOHN DEERE REPAIR PARTS Moke certain your livestock gets the elements needed for FAST GROWTH and GOOD HEALTH with SWIFTS A Product of the Famous Swift Nutritional Research Laboratory Changed Feeding Practices Have Stepped Up the Need for Minerals Wartime livestock rations are often deficient in minerals. Formerly, when plenty of mineral-rich animal pnrlein feeds were available, these helped supply much of the mineral so necessary fo good health atul efficient conversiion of grain to meat, milk and cgjjs. Even when these supplements of grain plentiful, successful farmers fed additional minerals to their livestock a;id poultry. Now, with mineral-rich concentrates scarce, it is more important titan ever to supplement rations with, all the minerals not adequately furnished by homegrown grains alone. Mineral Deficient Rations Cost You Money If- your livestock are not getting all the minerals necessary for a well-balanced ration, it will cost you money! Mineral (leficicnl rations cannot produce fasl, low-cost gains. Then, loo, serious breakdowns often result from mineral deficiencies. Such breakdowns may be indicated by lack of vigor and good condition or by serious deficiency diseases which may result in costly losses. IT IS THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVESTOCK MEN THAT SWIFT'S MINERAL HELPS HOGS MAKE FASTER, MORE EFFICIENT GAINS, AND IS ESPECIALLY HELPFUL DURING THE GESTATION PERIOD WHEN BONE-FORMING MINERALS ARE SO NEEDED. BECAUSE SWIFT'S MINERAL IS RICH IN MILK-MAKING CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT FEED FOR DAIRY CATTLE. PRODUCERS OF BEEF CATTLE FEED IT TO SUPPLY THE MINERALS LACKING IN RANGE FEED AND CONCENTRATES. Buy Swift's Mineral Supplement And Soy Bean Meal At SWIFT & (0, Blytheville, Ark. •AVI MONIY-t IAV«-TIME-Th.r.'i no T.ttild. wallmvaf 1.. Mtcf t« icrap* ttff qulcltly woihcd wllh tSebby wallpaper. mild loop and wal«r. GOES ON OVER OLD WALLPAPER! QUICK TO DRY1 EASY TO APPLY I • Think of redecorating * room between breakfast and lunch! You can With Techide — Pittsburgh's amazing hew development in wall paint. Two houn U plenty of time to apply ;,Techid«. THEN ONLY ONE HOUR FOR DRYING) You »ave on labor costi—save the expcnso of tcraping off old wallpaper—and tave on tho cost of palnt.Ttchide Is id eal for paint- Ini over wallpaper, plaster, brick, tic, PITTSBURGH PAINTS MISS. COUNTY LUMBER CO. (Formerly Ark-Mo Lumber Co.) BLYTHEVILLE :- : ARKANSAS MADI IN I COLPBt AJ1D Published By The Delta Implement C6., BIythcville Vol 2 Friday, June IG N'o. 42 ATTENTION FARMERS: We cannot overemphasize the importance of returning 1 the questionnaire recently sent you on the" local labor situation . . . Mississippi County luis been classified a "surplus labor county" anil there is a very reiil danger thai f;irm workers will he drawn from this vicinity and sent elsewhere. Your immediate am! correct answering of (his questionnaire will almost certainly help the local labor situation in months to.come . . . Mail your card to Ibc courrty agent's office. DI Ilildrecl Bunch, of Varbro, has an Allis Chalmers \VC tractor and cultivator for sale. DI Off (o an excellent start, (he Fifth War Loan drive has tagged slightly (luring Hie last couple of days. Buy all the bonds you can—besides being the best investment in the country, they're a real help to our invasion forces. DI Russell Gill, fanning in the Lost Cane community, has a Fat-mall tractor on rubhor for sale. DI New equipment deliveries of (he pasl week include: tractor cultivators to Otto Kochler, of Dell, and Hildrcd Bunch, of Yarhro; a No. !) McCornuck-Decrinjr mower lo U. S. Wak.efield, of (he Dogwood community; and a No. ;>2 McConnick-Decring combine with motor to Albert True, of I.eachville. DI J. A. Jones, farming: West of Holland near Samford's Store, has a I-row Case combine for ssile. It's been used very little. DI Jn our shops this week: Farmall tractors for overhaul for Champ Meadows, of Osceola, and H. C. Brown, of Hcrmontlalc. Although we're pretty well kept hvisy in ihe shops these days, we'll still route critical repair jobs as "rush". Try lo anticipate your repairs—give us a few extra days when possible—then we'll he in better position to help the fellow who's really in a jam. TANK UP YOUR ALBUM DON'T NAVI IT 1TUCK HALfWAY IMS* IT Mt • 0oetf TOO AY I

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