The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1944
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f AGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm families of Thli J ' Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-FEAJURES FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1944 I Suggestions For Better Firming Featured For This Section'^ Progressive Farmers. WFA To Release Certain Stocks 1 Civilian, Industrial , Users To Get Purees, - Rice, Evaporated Milk fnicc, evaporated 'milk, tomato purees arid paste will lie released immediately .to civilian trade channels •• and Industrial users from gcyeriimeiit' owned flocks by Die War] Food Administration, Ernest ff Kranks. Area Supervisor, Office plf-! Distribution, said today. WFA lias been giver) • the responsibility of/ Ij'alimcing if. ".s;.,owned food Blocks'to. equal' the known eovcni- lijeiit- food ^requirements. KEoiillicni- states and highly In- dustrjal areas'K'llt'Ketllic first allotments '.of the 55Q.ODO pockets of rice (o l>e distributed lliroiigl! cl- vljlmi food "channels. Each pocket cetitsiiiis : ICO: pounds. As In the case [of oilier '! odds thai have been rc.lfasrd by WFA, the recent rice liiventory check'> disclosed not all the ficc'held by' the U. S. would be lipedcd to meet government requirements. 'Quantities thai were not needed arc being released for TJ. S, Chilian use None of the rice can be exported ^Approximately 30,000 cases of lo- nVntO;puree and about -1,500 cases ot Ipmalo paste, boll) packed In number iO s ize cans will be released Immediately packers. industrial users of evaporated milfc:,will be able to purchase approximately 300.000' cases of evaporated milk packed in fourteen and one-half ounce, cam. changes In \{ar needs make tills milk available for use in thp United States, Mr. Franks said. WFA will release artdlUoMl government held food stock when inventory checks disclose I licy aru in OKCK of'known tjeeds. ,Tl)e 12llv model of the P-3B Lightning fighter embodies several inajor impiovc-mcnls, including nn increase of ^30 per coiit in horsepower, a gain in rate ot climb which al 30,000 feel amounts to 100 ni-r cen!, and an iiicre.ise in range of 30 per cent Tomato Plants In Home Garden Important Now The announcement of shorter supplies of canned tomatoes nnd juice for clvlllnixs next winter has given added importance to every tomato plant growing in a home garden (tils summer. These plfints can do so much to make up lor (lie commercial shortage that every possible means should be used to keep them hearing at their best all season, the u, S. Department of Agriculture advises. If the soil ivas nol well fertilized wlieu the plants were set out, fer- tllfzer may still lie added with benefit. The best lime to apply it h when the fruit starts to form, anil the plant is under heavy strain so needs extra nourishment. A remulctc, such as Hie mixture sold us Victory garden fertilizer, is )>t,sl, Ferllllnci- too high In nitrogen makes the plant grow to folinge rather (Him fruit. Apply (he fertilizer Iti a'circular trench nf.out two inches deep around each plant just heyoiul Ihe spread or the leaves so 11 will not be close enough to Injure the roots, 'Water the tertlliwr Into the soil. .Although tomatoes need full sunlight ni>rt never bear well in a slittdy place, they also need even, moderate moisture In the. soil. Too much moisture at one time and too little at another encourages blossom end rot. Thorough watering once or twice n week Is recommended In dry seasons. To hold the moisture, n light mulch of dried lawn clippings or leaves underneath the plant, Is very helpful. Doeausc many ot Ihc roots of lo- mslo plants arc near the surface of the soil, they nr c easily Injured by loo deep cultivation. Enough cultivation to keep down the weeds Is generally all that is necessary. Staking ' and pruning tomato plants saves space and keeps the fruit, clean nnd easy to pick, but It must he done carefully to prevent injury (a the plant, plants must he tied only with rags or soft large twine that will'not cut stems. Leaves and stem m»st not lie crowded or crushed against Ihc stake. The only .shoots to prune arc those growing out at tlu: point ONE MILLION DOLLARS ', To Lend On '• -IMPROVED FARMS r- Prompt Service—Low Interest Rnrex 107 E. Jackson rr —I'hoiic H28G— Jimcsbnro, Ark. It's Family Affair These Days Cotton Essay Of Gulf port Girl Wins First Honors In Contest By V, N. K(Kililts Illue-eyed, red-hatred Ruth Lloyd \Vlllclt, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Willed, Gulfport, Miss., is winner of Ihc grand prize, an all-expense (rip to New York City, In Hie national cotton essay con- lest recently conducted by 1 The Cotton Trade Journal among tbc Stales of the Cotton Belt in cooperation wilt) Hie'industry. Huili's essay was selected by The National Judging Committee us tlic most outstanding from the firsl- placc winning essays submitted by the States of Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama] Oooi'giii, Virginia, South Cnroilnn and Arizona. It Is estimated that 500,00(1 high school buys and Hh'Is parliclpntrd In the Contest, ivhic.'i vvns conducted under the direction of the various-state Departments ot Education to introduce a study of cotton. The New York Cotton Exclumjjc will be hosts to Ruth while In Nc.v Yoi'k, where headquarters wi'l be nimlc at I he world famous Waldorf- Astoria Hotel. The three-day visit ilier c will open with » visit to The. Net*' York Cotton Exchange, where John H. Scnltcrty, president, and a southerner, will welcome Ruth and (ell her some of the lilstorv of Ihc world's largest cotton man'. A Irlp down Worth Street, viewing litbrics.nml textiles is next lo be where a large leaf joins Ihc main -.lem. Even with materials as critical as they ore, our stocks are as complete as during pre-war times - AT PRESENT. We have been serving you for the post 25 years, and hope to continue to merit your patronage. (Call us Day, Nig/it, or Sunday) H U B B A R D HARDWARE CO. ] followed by a visit to Dr. Claudius S. Miirclilsou. president, Textile institute. Luncheon will b e had .me day at th c historic "India House" on Hanover S<niart, which was Ills meeting place for merchants • in 1812 and was thc second home cf The New York Cotton Exchange, null) »ill visit ntidio city and Rockefeller Ccnler; at. Patrick's Cnthi-dral; the Little Church Ai'Dund 'the Corner; Oeorge Washington Bridge; the Mclrapolllnn Art Museum; and she will enjoy a ride a-top a Fifili Avenue bus down ruinous Broadway, Ihrmmh tile theatre section; n subway ride tr> Coney island and n boat ride down the Hudson. When nskcd what .she would like lo see in New York city, Ruth said: "thc urban -side of New York — Gnlfport is a .sjnnll town—I'd like to sec br.w small lown Birls live »l> there" . . . Ruth is attending summer rehoo! at Parkinson College, so miles from Gntfriorl, but will ask for leave to make the trip, tfcr mother \\lll accompany her to Memphis where they will have n llnec-day visit, before leaving Saturday niabt for New York City. Mr. Willctt is Manager of thc Bank of Gitlfporl Building. Rulli hns » brother six years of age. Miss Jane Hlckman, Viec-Pres- ident, of the Journal was Hostess to Mrs. willett nud Ruth while In Memphis al Ihc Hotel Park-view.. Thursday Kulh was presented to cotton merchants at a "Welcome" party al 11:30 a. nV at 'Hie Mcm- I>liis Cotton Exchange. Norman P. Dalrymplc, President, presented Ruth with a bouquet of red roses, while Arthur Hower, Secretary, explained thc function of an Exchange to her. A luncheon complimenting Ihe Judges ivns held In the Louis XVI Room, Hotel Peahody, Tbursday. fiucst.s of honor \vcrc Educational Commissioner, J. S. and Mrs Vandiver ot Jackson. Miss., Dr. A. Theodore Johnson, Dcim of Southwestern University; Frank R. Ahl- M'eii. Erillor, Memphis Commercial Appeal; A. Hall Allen, National Cotton council of America; Norman F. Dalrymplc. President, Memphis Cotton Exchange; General \V. A. Daniclson. Qunrtcrmas- ter cor|>s. U. S. Army. • Rcglnning with a historic account nf the origin of the cotton plant, nutli followed cotlon through it.s i various phases of development to j Ilirprcseiil multiple uses of tlic fl, l)er and thc by-products obtained from its use, In her prize winning essay. ' "It is my purpose", she wrote in the preface, "to relate thc history of cotton, to discuss Ihc versatile finalities whirh make it ail Idea war crop. ;md lo demonstrate tha. cotton Is .successfully waging two Warns Of Use Of Ovens For Home Canning CHICAGO (UP)—More limn 80 per cent of home carmine accidents in 1944 resulted from housewives us-' IUK the nvon canning method, thc National Safety Council warned lo- duy, as another canning season ap- Tlie council, havhif completed n national survey of violent lioni 1 .*: canning accidents, so numerous last".' year thai they atlracled nattonnl iittcnlion, ftddcrt thai aboul an- oihcr 15 per cent of the accidents occurred in the pressure canning method, usually ,|i ]C u, failure of Hie housewife to follow directions. Th c balling 1 water and open kettle methods were found lo b c safest. If American housewives equal last year's cunning records, they will put up more than four billion cans or jars of food, according to Ihc U. s. Department of ARi-ictil- tnrc. To save lives, injuries, prop- crlv damage nnd the loss of food, Ihe National Safely Council makes thc following recommendations: 1. Do not. use the oven caunliie method. Z. Use standard glass containers free from (laws or chipped edges 3. Mow latest directions from anllwriativc sources. Check equipment and follow directions on equipment. •I. Sterilize glass lids and jurs nn,| keep hot until filled. 5. Do not pack jars too solidly, bnl allow for expansion of foods and liquids. (i. Us c tongs lo transfer hot jars and lids. 7. Keep Jars from sudden chill. 8. Arrange jars in canner lo penult circulation of steam or hot water., 0. Pluce hot jars on wood or linoleum surface lo tighten caps. Survey Cracks Myth Of Farmer's Profits LANSING, Mich (UI>) — city dwellers who lliink farmers are now making more money Hum ever before are wrong, a Michigan Stnle Collrec ftirm management, survey of 500 southern Michigan farms snows. Tlic average Michigan farmer year received $487 more income, bill spent $9-17 more to live and operate his farm, the report revealed. : Nationally, farmers received 20 per cent increases hi prices of farm products, but Michigan farmers took in only ci°ht per cent "lore gross income, due to the low yields of many crops. Even this ncrease ol eight per cent would no't, hih'fi been pOE.sible if they hnd not worked longer, hours than )n 1312 operating an average, of' seven tnor c ucrts of land and ctfht per cent more livestock, college experts §"WARIQAN Buy Invasion Bonds Spend what you save using Shiblcy's Best riour, wars, one against oppression ami ! |ml tyranny and the other against :hscasc and infection". "The progress beiuc 'made fo,- an nll-cotlon study in the schools for fall is highly satisfactory K akl Francis G. Hjckmnn. publisher which is. indicated by Ihc many letters coining i,, from Agricultural Instructors-and State Siipcrinlcnd- -' H £ ! if Mc man v slatcs "f the Utfln Bclb who participated in the Come.s( : ." The objective of Ihe widy is to prepare the youth of he nation to "raise belter cotton more efficiently to sell at world market prices". F. S.A. News Mrs. Frank Roberts, Gosiiell-com- iiHinity, planted ii late,garden after the rain last week, Mrs. Roberts is able lo nil her canning budget almost every year, because she has a continuous garden and cans every few clays. .She has put up kraut, green beans, and cherries recently. Mrs. Ixiyd Poll', Route 1, Wilson, lias a nice slart lljls year on filling her panlry .shelf. She has canned over (i hundred quarts already, and will have beans, beets, cucumbers and cabbage (o work up next week. She also plans lo continue to work her garden weekly and continue lo plant seeds, Mrs. R. b. Mosicy, near Ciosncll, luid bad luck wllli her first garden. It was ruined by hall. lint she planted another garden and tx already well on (he way lo lillim; her canning budget. She has put up kraut, beet pickles, cabbage, greens, and cucumber pickles and will can beans lbl,s wee);. Farm Security families in Arkansas increase, food production, not only for themselves, but for market. In 10-13, lire percentage Increase in the sale of milk over 1:112 was 19 per cent, sale of eggs 30 per cent, sale of meat 7 per cent, 'j'he figures in this report arc based on production results obtained by more than 10,200 PSA families in Arkansas who operated farms in 1942 and 1943. They do not Include the production made by new borrowers who came on the Farm Security program in 1943 for Hie first lime said. Low yiekl s of oats and oilier feel crops boosted feed expenses SI per cent ove.r 1042, and (lie hired labor bill was m> 29 per cent. Total farm expenses on the 500 farms surveyed increased an average of 29 per cent over the previous year. Service Rivalry AKLINCilON, Mass. (UI')-Mrs. Charlotte Dodge of Arlington, a Wac private, has to do some pretty last thinking to uphold licr end in family arguments. Her son, Kd- ward, Is attached to a Navy V-12 unit, and her daughter, Mary, an aviation machinist's mate in the Waves, lias announced her engagement lo a Navy ensign. williilslreal rush misery. fy>ri"lilo<M McA'Mim. (ho soothing, medicated pw- tier. Cos(» Jit(lc. nnd you eavo lota in largei shea. Kill Johnson Grass with We have a limited amount ot tlic same price as last year. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Friendly Building Service Just Received 22 CALIBRE CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE TO FARMERS AND OTHERS ENTITLED TO CERT IF 1C At ES H U B B A R D HARDWARE CO. Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce SECOND ANNUAL HORSE SHOW HALEY FIELD, Blytheville llth and 12th ATTENTION MR. HORSEOWNER: Enter your horse in one of the events. Competition will be judged on 20 classes-a class for every horse; for riders of all ages. ,«,,., r ^ ij i *^ * -.4 ((>» IN

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