The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 1, 1944
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f PAGE FOUB BLYTJIEVILLEi (-AKK'.)> GOUKIER NEWS Erery Friday IB the (ntawt'of FtnrFtmilie* of IU> .' -A*ricultur*J Section. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 I NEWS-PEA! URES Suggestions For Better Fuming Featured For Thin Section'! Progressive Farmers. [Green' Cotton Is Unprofitable P Reduction In Grade f. Results In Low Price, & County Agent Warns S'Tliis year Mississippi County faimeis are likely lo lose from $2 to §40 a bale by having their cotton ginned \\licn it is inolsl or "green", according to Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent. ' , ""Green 1 cotton causes I>OOI L gin preparation or- (i reduction In the grade of the cotton, he explained. In JS42, H per-cent--'of tlic . ArkRiisas crop ginned before Sept. 15 wns're- duced one or.more grades ns a result of pool preparation In Mississippi County micl tlic rest of Arkansas; the county, ngcnt iwinlcd suit the biggest single cause of poor preparation is too much moisture. , Earlj , picked cotton, he said, s'hould be allowed to dry out before ginning On the firm it can be dried by sprdadingMfrout In thin layers and turning it daily, nncl nl the gin by'placing \l\n Hie seed cotton h'ouse'Bitd blowing it from one stall to another one to three times. If tfte cation is not too moist, Mr. Bilbrey rkplnlned, the drier in the gin i>ia\ if' able to handle it Burdette Plantation Stages Second Annual Visitors Week; Modern Methods To Be Viewed Alert Mississippi County farmers mid vocational agricultural students interested in improving cotton, corn and soybean crops n re expected to visit Bnrdellc Plantation over the weekend to climax the second • ainninl visitors' week, ending on Monday." . Much interest is being shown by those-who would use new strains developed, especially adapted to the noil here, and despite the bad weather this week many persons already have visited the plantation eight miles south of bly- tlicville on Highway 61. F-S-AJflews * The , Farm ownership , program of the Farm ifaeourllj Arimlnlstra- tloii ls*one of its most Important phases Jn Mississippi County there ^(ire 25°familic.sVho me buying their homes * under the terms of the Bankhead-Joiies Farm Tenant, Act, During* tlic last year, no new loan* to buy'farms have been made In 'this county because of iutlatcrt land values. , Amdunt of the loans Is bnscd on the imig-lime value of the land, find the payments are spread over a 40-ycnr period, with an Interest Fate of three per cent. This method oLpaymcnt makes it passible for' atfamlly to pay for a farm, make ^-improvements, and maintain a desirable standard of living at the sajne time ^ Appropriation, for Bnriklicari- Jonc';, nns cut tins sear from" 30 million dollars to 15 million for the counttj ,js a jvhole Arkansas has been Jillotted Jiipl'ith of this money to^niakc ijboul }(|7 ftvm ownership wans -, ^KI , .:•„• : , 'Ihrouijh Jun' 0 2,283 farin o-anerrhipjloans 01, been made in Arkaiisas v "(3f"ln^t"ftiiniber T ^51 have paid fiiff their |UM ; S In full; : ! f'M\ tlieifi-loans had foity scars to nm,' but \^re paid off In less U«m six ' Families interested in farm own- ersl(ny loins may imike application $ the Farm Security office in Bljthevllle Tlie counly FSA committee then got 1 ; o\cr the appll- catioifr meets UK, family, and dc- termlges ulielher thcj arc eligible lor a,-loan The only variety tc.sllnu and breeding project in Mississippi Comity, the work of Burdctte Plnn- liilloji lias been cited us most oiit- standlng for its contribution to agriculture. At the. first visitors' week last year, several 'hundredI f tinners nnd vocalional ngrlcultural students visited the plots with a Stcelc, Mo., vocational tigi'lciiHunil student winning the prize for his estimate of seed eolton yield per . acre for a certain variety. C'oKonsccd Awarded Ills award of 100 pounds of certified cotton seed for planting will be duplicated this year In a slini- Jiir compclltlon in which nil visitors arc Invited to participate. The ..six varieties planted In one block will lie viewed for the yield judging contest. Visitors arc being shown 154 cotton varieties and strains, '235 varieties and strains of corn. 480 soybean varieties and.strain under test-all labeled for stmly v by growers wllh 40 acres devoted to this umisual agricultural purpose. Along wllh this, personnel of'.Ihc modern plantation will bc on hand lo answer all questions asked concerning adaption of certain varieties lo this soil and other such matters pertaining to this field. Herds On Display The herd of registered Duroc hogs and white faced Hereford cattle also will bc on display, us a part of (he plan used by the plantation lo carry out a versatile farrii program. This 3200-ncrc plantation has for lt.s principal 1 -crops," cotton, corn, soybeans nn<l alfalfa, along with Us livestock program and gardens for tenants. . • Value to farmers of such experiments arid breeding can not be over estimated, according to agricultural leaders who predict a great improvement in crops of tills section because of the Information derived. - .Visitors arc given an opportunity to compare fcrllllxcd anil unfertilized crops, along wllh development of various' types 'of corn taken from the corn belt and types of cotton taken from the Mississippi cotton licit to give them the advantage of 1 not having to experiment Individ- Fall Vegetables May Be Planted In County Now By extending the planting .son- sou through the second week pf Septenitxir, Mississippi Comity victory gardeners can prolong the nelson lor fresh vegetables ami In- crcnsc the amount ami kinds of canned and stored fuods for winter use, Recording to Miss Corn Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. Vegetables which can still be planted mid expected to mature lie- fore' killing frosts occur are listed In Hie following Full g.-irden calendar: Scpl. 3 ; IU Kept. 10-J7 Turnips Turnips Peel* J Chinese cnbbagc cutitiagu Kale Carrots Kale Ultncc Mlist a nl Onion seed Radishes Spinach Swiss clinrtl Carrols Lettuce Mustard Radishes Spinaeh Hoifte Demonstration Notej * L i Members of Ihc Yarbro Home Demonstration Club spent Tuesday of thg week at Big Lake. After a basket Iimch had been served; the group spent several hours swimming^ ThcT, next meeting will be held Tuasday at the home of Mrs. Zoa Thompson. , Near the post office of Vest, N. c., Is appropriate!} enough, the community of Suit •' TLAIIDE Kills Johnson Grass September and October are considered, the best months for poisoning. '"" J We have just received 60 more drums which will be all we can get this season. i . ' ' ' First Cqrne— first Sewed! E. C ROBINSON LUMBER CO. "Friendly Building Service" Hally, it has been pointed out. C. F. Tompkins Is manager of (he plantation with Hays Sullivan as assistant manager and G. A. Male, agronomist. Pupils To Enjoy State Products Lunchroom Programs Will Utilize Foods Grown In Arkansas Arkansas farmers have a dual In- lenst in hundreds of community liimh'ooms which will open in the stale tbLs Pall. According to Carl Illiiton. acting <ll>:li let representative, WPA's Of- llcc of DistnljuUwi, iMla Rock, stalr-srnv/n farm products will comj.rls,! the majority of foods to b: use din the lunchrooms and rural children will enjoy them In u'dl-plnime;! lioon-day lunches. Hume of the food to lie used, he continued, lias been purchased by WKA under price support commit- nifnis lo Arkansas farmers and other products will b c purchased direct from local producers or local merchants. Foods already purchas : cd under price suppou programs Include potatoes, beans, eggs, cabbage, and other seasonally abundant foods. School lunchrooms are community affairs and their success depends ii|;on local sponsorship Initiative an,| Ingenuity, Hlnlon ex- Has proved to be a PROFIT ABLE Crop to grow in all areas of Colorado corn culture. plained. Under Joint agreement with War Food Administration, local sponsors ivlilcl! arc non-profit organizations buy nil, the food they use and maintain the lunchroom .with WFA reimbursing them for part of the cost, depending upon financial assistance needed and the type o r lunch served. Reimbursements range from a maximum of nine cents to two cents with local sponsors nav- g the rest, lie said. School lunch applications now arc available at WPA's Office of Distribution 420 Donaghey Bulldlnc Little Rock, Ark., and may |, c obtained upon request. Don'l Neci'. \ViUcr In the desert country, many 1111- liniils never drink water. Their need for moisture Is supplied by eliemt- SMl 011 . 0 " "' thclr "tetsllvo tracts, which lurns most of their starchy foods Into water. To prevent damage bv li winds, dahlias should be staked. New Electric Irons To Sell At Old Prices Most .it the electric irons being manufactured this year will come on retail markets at no higher prices than (hey were selling in March 1042, according lo Ihe Office of Price Administration. The War Production Board has authorized 35 manufacturers to make slightly more than two million electric irons this ,year. Approximately 20 of the manufacturer!,, wlvj will make 1,768,968 of these irons, have agreed to sell them at 1942 prlco.s, and lo attach a juice tag on each stating |l le ^relni! ceiling price. Mast of'the new irons will have automatic beat controls and vvllj be In u lo medium price range from $5.70 up to $3.75. There iirc DO restrictions on the sale or transfer, of these irons, it will not bc necessary |.-> 'turn in an old Iron to buy a new 'one. However, the lions will come on the market' gradually smd will go only part way in satisfying the present demand. jf, The normal peacetime producVV lion of electric irons was about ' five million a year, ro the two • million to be manufactured this year will provide only enough for part of those who want Irons. The War Production Board hojics,- therefore, that the nevr 1 Irons will be purchased only by those in urgent need, and that housewives who already have electric irons will give them the care that will make them last until production Is back to normal. Free for the asking is (he leaflet "How to Make Your Ironing t'qtilpment Last Longer" (AWI-II) from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, 25, D. C. In 1043, 120 million gallons of alcohol were used for synthetic rubber, and it is estimated that 345 million gallons will bc needed to fulfill 1S« alcohol requirements. , Burdette Plantation Will Have Its : SECOND ANNUAL VISITOR'S WEEK from ; August 27th to Sept. 3rd Inclusive ;for all who wish to see our extensive variety 'testing and breedisg work with cotton, corn and Soybeans We have 154 cotton varieties and strains, 238 corn varieties and strains, and 480 soybean varieties and strains under lest—all la, baled for your study. Come and learn with us how to increase yields for the war effort. Enter Our Cotton Yield Judging Contest Our Herd of Registered Durocs Will Be Available for Your Inspection. * , located'8 Miles South'of Hlythoville On t). S.-Highway G1 BURDETTE, ARKANSAS C F Tompkins [ Manager Hays Asst. Manager. C.. A. Half A^ronnrnisl Published Hy The Delia Implement Co., lilytheville Vol. 1 3 I-'ritluy, Kcjtl. No. 1 Plan Jo attend (lie sale of Durocs al Klin . -Grove Hereford Farm sale barn Monday »f next week. 45 pedigreed Durocs will be sold al ;i ud ion; 15 bred gills, 25 open gills anil 5 good hoars. This is Hie foinfh consignment sale to be held t>y I lie Mississippi County , Duroc breeder's Association, which group has been responsible for bringing I lie best .Duroc bloodlines in America lo (his county. The sale will start promptly at 1 o'clock. On our used lot: a John Deere disc harrow, 2 McCormick-necring tlisc harrows, and a 3-vow disc plow. - DI We had lellcr.s (bis week from three former employees in the services: Jack Drolie, who is in .Shoemaker, Calif.; Hurl Uoyd, who is in Camp Uarklcy, Texas; and S. T. Hardin, .In, who is in France . . . S. T. writes (hat they're moving so fast Ibal lie doesn't have time to dig a decent foxhole any more. - 1)1 New c(|iii|)iiK:n( deliveries of (lie past week include: a tractor planter, cultivator, middle burler and disc harrow to 1'Yank Brown, of Slcclc; iind Athens bush iiiul bog disc harrows to Kddic ItcKenold, of Annorcl, ami Otto k'ochlcr, of Poll. - DI - l.ucicM (iaincs has a l!)tl International 1 1-2 (<m Iruclt for sale. It's on very good rubber ami in gooii ctindilinn. Look it over on our used lot, but you'll have to talk price to Air. flililH'S. ' - 1)1 — In our shops this week: a Karmal! II for overhaul for J. I. Raines, of Half Moon; a Kavmull U for minor repairs, 'steam cleaning ami painting for Clovis Fowler, of Slalo- line; and a Kannall M for steam cleaning and painting for T. n. O'Kecfc, of Armorel. ---- ])[ We've a good supply of Alcmite 50 pound ••reuse buckets on hand now . . . Wonder what happened l» all folks who had 'o have them when we were out. YOUR ALBUM OON'T »*VI |T ITUCK HALFWAY ***** It h* • fert TOOAY1 Farmer's Opportunity Sale Of Blue Ribbon DUROCS 45 Head of Registered DUROCS Sell at Auction 45 Elm Grove Hereford Farm Sale Born In Blyfrheville, Arkansas SALE STARTS,AT 1P.M. Announcement: ; The Duroc Breeders of'Mississippi County have tried since the formation of their organization to purchase the very best of Duroc bloodlines and have spared neither time nor money in buying choice individuals as well. It has always been ourpurpose to attempt to improve our hogs from year to year, and in offering you these bred gilts, spring gilts and spring boars, all of which were bred in Mississippi County, we take a special pride in this Fourth Semi-Annual Sale in offering to you an outstanding lot that are strictly home grown products, and in urging you to attend our sale we assure you, you will not be disappointed in the quality of this offering or the bloodlines represented therein Remember, that in Mississippi County, Arkansas, there are more champions and All-American winners than in any other county ; <in America. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY DUROC BREEDERS ASSOCSATION Attend This Sale! 15 BRED GILTS 25 OPEN GILTS 5 GOOD BOARS Representing The Nation's Top Bloodlines See J. C. Buchanan or L. H. Autry For Catalogue c-v

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