The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
Page 17
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TUESDAY, MAY 2,. 1950 BLTTHfcvuAE (ARK.) OOUfclER HEWS PA'Gl? Cotton Top Crop In Cash Income Data Show* Reasons B«hind Cotton's Title Nation's "White Gold" A* the nation's greatest agrl- cullral commodity and number one csih crop, cotton, well deserves Its title, "white gold of America." •• . The most Important single 'crop In U. S. agriculture, cotton last r put Into farmers' pockets-more n two and a halt billion dollars ;ri Income derived from the sale oj lint and feed. An additional two billion dollars was added to this staggering sum by Income derived from cotton processing, bringing Ihe total cotton-created Income to more than Jour and a half billion dollars. Grraf Capital Investment The cotton Industry represents * seven and one-hair billion dol lar capital Investment. Of this tola! farms and equipment are valued a six billion dollars. The cotlon pro cessing agencies — gins, oil mill, warehouses, and compresses — ar 'valued at a half billion dollars while textile mills account for billion dollars. American cotton means 'a livel hood to more than 12 million pco pie. Approximately six million pco pie live on cotton farms and --other six million workers are en gaged In ginning, oil mills, wan houses, buying and marketing, manufacturing yarn, cloth, and final products, transporting and handling, wholesaling and retailing col- ton products, and providing machinery, supplied, and servicet for the cotton industry. Cotton Farms Cotton farms in the United States number niore than 1,210,000. One out of every four farms In the nation grows cotton, whije in the « leading cotton-producing states, ton' is grown on two out of iry three farms. Ideally suited to the soil and climate of the southern and southwestern states, cotton is produced widely throughout the region because it returns a greater Income per rcre and per hour of labor than any. other major crop except tobacco. The elghleen-state Cotton Belt reaches from Virginia to California, occupying one-fourth of the na. tk)n's land area. There, on less than three per cent of the world's land surface, more than forty per cent of the world's cotton is produced. ' Today, cotton raided in this country, spun and woven here, represents a major American social and economic force. In terms of human beings, income, and investment, rot- ton's roof* go deep in the national economy. ' SECTIONS Tl* epring — ai»J f»lf*»» kaw lalten lo th« crren». On« of ihf new aiiditmns to the court* lliif teaton la « "knte-artinn" eanvfl* golf bag designed fnr the man who rarrie* Im «t*n clubf. Attar)i«f( In ihe canvas bag are left ihmt unfold, forimiip • tripod U> hold up th* r!»b«. When ilie Jenifer plrki up ihf bap Sv tliR shoulder »lr*p, the Irg? • ntomatically retr*rt. TK« **Tri- Par" cjmt-M b-jg weiffh* 1«M th*B most conventional hags. f r Cond itioni ng dded to Cotton Cotlon fabrics that are "air-conditioned" have been developed recently and will be on the market this year, the National Cotton Council reports. The "air-conditioning" Is a finishing process designed to provide fabrics with a maximum amount of hot weather comfort; It is a durable treatment which makes the fibers thinner, removes lint from the yarns, and opens the "windows" of the cotton fabric. This finish gives an of up fo 1000 per cent in porosity, the developer says " The fabric.ts said to permit quick air passage through the cloth, has• tening the rate of absorption o: body moisture. The finish gives the cloth quick drying properties also the manufacturers report. ' The air-conditioned fabrics are line with the trend toward lighter weight clothing for year-round use the National Cotton Council said. Shopping Coat Of Cotton Used As 'Carryall' A U.S. Department of Agriculture clothing specialist has designed a new cat that is the answer to every feminine.shopper's prayer. Clarice Scott, the clothing oxpert, designed the amajzjng shopper's ; coat that holds as many items as j a magician's cloak. * ' j The topper is made of trun red and black plaid cotton coating which is .shower and wrinkle-resistant. Mi^.s Scott ejected • the coat to provide women with a wrap that would serve as a "carryall". in addition to being a warm and smart-looking topper. , The coat has an assortment of hideaway compartments. In one sleeve there is a slot for a *hopr ping list. Tn Its seam Is hidden.- a small dispenser for handkerchief tissues. Gloves and other larger terns find a place in roomy bll- ows-cut pockets. Small zlppered mckeLs hold billfold nml notebook. Jso included is space for a foim- ain pen, plus a pencil and house ;ey attached to a pnH chatn, Plastic, lined on the side* .and'at he^bottprn ^with cardboard. Is J a shoulder baa; that holds everything from soup to nuts. On otie Mdc is a pocket containing a. plas- ic cover to slip over the top of the ;rocery bag on rainy days. To pro- Swirling currents that onci threatened to undermine the Cap .Hattcras, N.C., lighthouse have be thwarted with ^rxisn anrt grass, !ect the shopper in wet" weather. there is-a visored hood that sprrads nlo a .shoulder cape. Patterns already arc on sale Tor women who want to sew their own shopping coaLs. The U.S. Department of Apriciil- ture says that two American hens now avernpe as many eggs as three 25 years ago. You'll Love Our Flowers! Blytheville FLOWER MART Memphis Riwa; Phone «W2 Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. Call 6911 for Blytheville TIN SHOP 111 North First \\e »ff«r complete Shccl Slelal service gin, oil mill & feed mill work, house gutters, duct work. Call Taylor l,ayti>n, shop manager. ArkofM Cotton Seed Produced by University of Arkansas Experiment Sin. BREEDERS SEED Available to Arkansas Growers Extremely early in fruiting and matures quick. Harvest 65 to 80 per cent of crop at first picking. High gin turn out. Staple: t-1/32 fo 1-5/32 inches. . . Three-year average al Delia Substation .712 pounds lint per acre. Other production records in 1949: At Marianna —892 pounds per acre; At Hope — 628 pounds par acre; In Craighead County—722 pounds per acre. Rig boll. 1'rcdominalcly five-locked. Kasy picked by hand or machine. Seed are of high germination. See Your Ginncr or RAY F. PRICE 114 West Walnut ";. BIythevilte, Ark. Phone 2271...Long Distance 13 ies fltfl W .^' N— ~ /. /--««"•* "<ff/l - M ^ V CaUon ,,. woven into magnificenl patterns for discriminating men See our windowf for a display of cotton woven into magnificent finished products that offer a luster and resiliency that is found only in cotton fabrics. Cotton garments that are styled and designed by expert craftsmen under nationally advertised brands. i**" SHIRTS Gorgeous cotton fabrics" by ARROW, ENRO and WILSON BROS. Choice of four collar styles, barrel or french cuffs. Choice of whites or smart patterns. All si/.es. TEE SHIRTS Featured In lightweight, silky- smooth patterns" or-crisp porous weaves. .Smart selection of plaids, stripes and solid colors. See this new collection. from 3.65 1.50-2,95 I* \ l SUMMER ROBES You will receive no end of enjoyment in wearing this luxurious silky-smoofh cotton Summer Robe made by PUNMAR. Popular the nation-over. All sizes. SPORT SHIRTS A real he-man's selcrlion of sport shirts by ARROW, WILSON BROS, and EN no. Up-lo-l he-minute styles in long and short sleeves. Solids S: patterns. All si/cs. HANDKERCHIEFS Now featuring a large s\wl vnviud ; selection of sofl, resilient col Ion handkerchiefs fin N A T 1 0 N A \, COTTON WKKK Smnrt designs in solids and mull ^colored p.-illems. See (hem. from from 2.95 Bv- SHIRTS& SHORTS Full cut, com for (able Shirts and Shorts by America's Ihrt'u leading manufacturers . . ARROW, ION- RO & WILSON liROS. Slocks include boxer styles. Excellent ijiiiil- il.v. / _if i~^- '^Sd ''-' — ? *.~'J * - * " ~~-^=^tt. T •*—** 1,00-1,50 MfV '**** jfjf ( \ I , j, ^"Where the Man Who Knows—Buys His Clothes" . I - ; ' R. D. Hughes Co. Attend the National Cotton Week Dance with , t-;fe.' Bob Strong and His Orchestra Armory Hall —-: Tues. May 2

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