The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
Page 13
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SECOND SECTION BLATHEVIfcLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1050 EIGHTEEN PAGES Cottons Reign Extends From Land to Loom-- Prom the rjch loam of the alluvial Delta «o'.l '/> the machine- filled mills of the Southeast and New England, King cotton extends his reign—ami It is in hopes of stimulating renewed Interest in Dixie's white gold" and its Innumerable uses that Mississippi county this week is placing extra emphasis on the nation-wide observance ol National Cotton Week. In this brief photo stoiy of cotton—"from the land to the loom"— are some scenes familiar to all Mississippi Countians, and some not so familiar. . Familiar are the sights of a Iractor rolling over level fields In the process of cultivating, the young cotton plants (photo No. 1), and the later sight of bolls hanging heavy on the plants at harvest, time (No. '2). And there is nothing unfamiliar about the sight of Negro cotton pickers harvesting the "white gold" <3>, although the mechanical cotton picker (i) Is coming Into Its own in many fields. Machinery begins its complete domination of the processing of cotton after [lie crop leaves the fields and goes to the gin (5). After ginning and compressing, the cotton processing shifts to the mills, where It Is first carded (6). At one step In the preparation of cotton for spinning, cotton i* colled In rope-like lengths known as "sliver" (1). The "sliver" is twisted into what is called "roving"' and then it enters the spinning process that brings It to the yarn stage (8). final stage of the metamorphosis from boll to bolt is the weaving of the yarn into cotton fabric (9) From this stage, the fiber goes into the wardrobes, houses, automobiles, offices, hospitals, airplanes, and sporting goods—to mention only a few of the hundreds of Hems—used daily by 150,000,000 Americans. niv.<.'«v*.n»S!ywpf* f 'W,' < ; '4, •'>-,;,'^.V" - . v-1 r 'S&->V •if. •*•«' i S-< •*:».*•«•<- / .»* T-5;. \-* «* TL*>*H|> f ' -• <••*.-:• i- • ,,<- -, , ) j .' •.>,»: v* " - - • >~ -' • » ,-, i << -""-' 2 " < >• '"' ' il^«'4*,j.»i v "" 'J'^M r '. v ."< v *^i*/ ! *', : r.iv~"* - '1 ^»»—.»•>; 4 •• • 'M •' '-.. -^fajua^at^afci^ '* 14- ,<•--,„/-, m c s r c ^V*'. •>*

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