The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 29
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 29

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
Page 29
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TtTESDAT, MAT Z, 1930 BLlTHlf 1LLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS PAGS 8B1 'Useless Cottonseed Provides Myriad Necessary Products Less than a century ago the American cotton Industry was dumping millions of dollars Into rivers and streams each year. At that, time cotton gins disposed of their "waste" cottonseed in nearby todies of water or left them to rot near the gin. Often, ttSns were built over streams for WBvenlent disposal of the waste •eed. Today those "useless" cotton seed are bringing the cotton li>- dustrv more Uinn 430 million dollars 'annually. They urs the basis for myriad useful products, ranging from food to gunpowder. Four 1'nrts Cottonseed is made up of four component parts, each of wind Is a valuable commodity in itself Cottonseed oil., hulls ant linters each provide material foi Innumerable products. The kitchen cupboard and tlv refrigerator are filled with food products made from cottonscei oil for about 90 per cent of al the oil extracted from cottonscci goes into edible products. Cotton seed oil supplies the basic ingrctl lent tor the country's {avorite ta blespreacl, economical, nutrition margarine. Vegenbtc shoitenmt one of the housewife's most ucc essary staples, is another importan cottonseed oil product. In adilitio to margarine and shortening, larg quantities of cottonseed oil go mt I - salad and cooking oils, salad dress Ing and mayonnaise. Though virtually all' cottonsee oil is used for edible products, small amount of oil goe? into tl manufacture oJ other items sue as* washing powder, paints, lira leum. and oilcloth. Cottonseed Meal to the oil in value :l meal, used principal asi a teed for livestock. A r source of the protein elements necessary for proper growth and development, cottonseed is used es than any other part of the ed, They provide material for oducls ranging from photograph- film to explosives. Linters are e short tag cuds of cotton left i the seed after the fiber Is re- oved. The highest grade of linters e spun into coarse products in- uriing twine, wick 1 :, carpets, and atlzc. They serve also as filling material for mattresses, bedding, furniture, and automobile upholstery. Composed chiefly of cellulose, linters are converted into celluloid varnishes, lacquers, photographic film, explosives, ammunition and plastic products such as outdoor (urnlture, fountain pens, lighting lixtures, and shoe h;els. nsects Steal 36 New Shirts : rom Every Man in Nation Every man In the United Stales) the differential between cotton r.nd nore than 16 years old could have paper, resulting In the consumption 'ad three ito/cn new shirts with the of thousands of additional bales ol olton destroyed by insects last year —and every cotton fanner could ave had a new refrigerator with he selling price of the inscct-dain- :ged cotton. An incredible fact, but true, that iuy insects took almost one-seventh ,[ the entire U. S. cotton crop in 949, Chief of this dangerous rob- isr gany of insects is the boll weevil, md among his deadly insect cohorts ire the aphid, the bollworm, the Imp. the flcahopper, and the red spicier. Although last year's Insect destruction was the highest in 22 years, every year cotton-attacking pests cost the cotton farmer millions a* dollars in damaged cotton. Concentrated 1'rojrams The cotton industry now is conducting concentrated program? to reduce this huge loss at the hands of cotlon insects. Annually, nnder the auspices of the National Cotloi Council, representatives from the insecticide and farm equipment in dustries, state and federal exten sion services, experiment stations land grant colleges, and the cotton industry meet ut u cotton insect con rol conference to discuss latest fle velopments in insecticides and con by farmers a-s a cheap, nourishing feed. Livestock men find the meal an excellent, Inexpensive food for cattle and sheep because 100 pounds of cottonseed cake or meal supply the equivalent of 250-300 pounds of corn or olli&i gr~ns. Rich In nitrogen as well as protein cottonseed meal also is used as a fertilizer. The meal Is especially suited for fertilizing tobacco, truck, orchard and nursery crops, lawns, and even fish ponds. Although cottonseed meal serves primarily as an animal or plant food it also has been found adaptable to human diet. A flour has been developed i r o m cottonseed which is extremely high in protein content while almost entirely free of starch/Though not on the market generally, this flour is used by bakeries in tlrt: prc;n— Ji on of trol measures. At this time rccotn mendations are made to the cotto farmer for an Integrated prograi designed to keep insect losses a a minimum. These combined efforts by agri culture and industry to reduce th tremendous cotton pest damage ar major factor in the over-all cot ton industry program to lower pro duction costs. Competitive Advantage A reduction in the cost of pro ducing cotton, equivalent "only 1 prevent losses created by insei damage, would give cotton a com pctitlvc advantage over al! oth textile fibers and greatly narro tton each year, the National Cot- n Council's market research dlvi- 311 has disclosed, Optimistic Over I'rogress The cotton industry Is determined lat the boll weevil and his insect impanlons will have to go "look;' for a home" somewhere other Kin in (heir cotton fields. Illdus- y leaders are optimistic over prog- *ss now being made in insect con- rol. Intensive research is under 'ay to find the best insect poisons nd most elfective control methods. Present strides In this field In- icate that insect losses will be low- red greatly, that ni-c-liiction costs ill show a corresponding decrease, nd that th« farmer will pocket more irafits while the consumer buys nore and better cotton products t less cost. A three-way co*t»n« tb«l go** from tow. to country wltlh tfc« greateit of caia. Skirl and jack*! add up to a >lrcct drcn; • kirl with ptayiuil male* a bare-topped lundreM; off willi lh« ilurl, and ft'» • playiuil. Clifford of del Mar .elected Waverlr'. Glo.l.cen cotton for the boned bodicr of tlie playtuit, and for tb« wait! lenftk«4. Short! and »kirt er« in a JiarrnoniamK box print. Dramatic Color Stars in 1950 Summer Styles Dramatic color* »nd color com- >ln»tloru pity starring roles In summer cotton collections. A trend toward richer, bolder shades Is new, mt hasn't overshadowed the ever K>P\)|RT pastels. High on the fashion horizon are sun colors which Include every shade of red, lots of Brilliant orange, vivid pink, and bright yellow in plain and plaid versions, Wheat shades, from beige ;o gold, are Vfry much In the fashion running. And equally popular are dellcat* pink, green, and hello n checks, plaids or solids. Tone on Lone patterns and ombre effects show the importance of mixed color and Influence drew design. Some dress designers create their own color mixtures by showing sharp divisions of color wherever 1 will be most effective. Margaret Newman "has coin blued warm pink and deep cran berry in a two-piece costume o citton satin. The blouse of th lighter tone has a portrait, necklin with high stand-up collar, and r diagonal row of button. Button on the deeper loned skirt follow th same diagonal lino. This deslgnc has used the same striking colo combination In nn at-hoinc hostes. o»tumo consisting of cranberry col-1 red trousers and warm plnfc knco- cngtli tunic. Rose Barrack tells her color tory with a new play of checks n checks In a two-piece evening ostume consisting of pink and whit* checked h*tt«r txxfic* wttk a bUck »nd whit* obccked ••Urt. The skirt fe lined with th* contrasting check* tor a nlqtM BOW- you-sce-lt, now-jrou-don't Interest while dipping and, .twirling on the dance floor, Cotton Ploys Part in Best Sellers When you are spending a quiet evening at home with a book, s Cotton probably Is helping entertain you. ; Lnst year approximately 200 million books were bound with cotton covers. Nearly 2^,000 bates of cotton IN eve viset! to make the cotton cloth ussfl for book bindings. Most book bindings are made of a shade cloth which has been impregnated with :niirch or c\ny filler. The cloth covers siiff pastboards to hold and protect the pages, keeping them safe even when under rough treatment. In addition to the book covers cotton provides, the pages may be cotton linters paper and may be made white and shiny with sizing from cottonseed. he .h breads, cakes, cookies, and \ es. cottonseed-flour-frequent- ! - prescribed by doctors for patients on starch-restricted diets. Hulls Valuahla Cottonseed hulls, like meal, are an excellent livestock feed. Instead of supplying protein, how- «ver, they are primarily used as roughage In the animals' ration. Hulls have a great potential value In Industrial products. Scientists at the University of Tennessee have developed a method by which the hulls can be ground up, filled with a resin binder, and moulded Into «uch articles as industrial gears, airplane, panels, .tabletopsl vacuum cleaner hoods, and radio cabinets. Another recently developed cottonseed hull product is a chemical substance known as fvtrfvvral, invaluable during the war in the production of synthetic rubber, The chemical since has been put to use In the manufacture of nylon and certain tyi>e.s of plastics. Untcra Linters, the fourth part of cottonseed, have a wider variety oJ fourlemper and Money by Installing the HEW Screen Frames T..I Ifl trc.l N.T, aiional Cotton Week Dance P£ft5p TUESDAY ^~_. MAy2 ORCHESTHR Hob Strong's Orchestra is tht first In a series of name bands which (he American Legion will soon bring to Bhtheville. DANCE Cabaret Style 9 to 1 National Guard Armory —A— Admission Advance Sale Tickets: Sl.ZO per person [Tat Inclu.) Tickets at Hie Door: J1.50 per person (Tax Incl.) Advance Tickets on sale *t Kirh.v Drup Store and Floyd White's Shoe Store. A BETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 NU-WA lH' &**d r°a bif»V ym ,i bacV lilting I politico. I tor«««i. Bacau** Atam.-f.b finm*. *r* ' • id* ol ALUMINUM. Cfn't ru.t. Caa'l j tertptng or fixing. And B0?6 light** with MI*. •ld-U.fctcn.-d wood fl»nei) But you gel I •ro»lota-IE*do, cT3ntoni-£HUd iiataei OF ALUMINUM! Pho&*or>*iiUtiiforrR£K Manufactured In ni>*lhcvi]le Kemp Whisenhunt & Co. 109 E. Main Phone 4469 ANHYDROUS AMMONIA Don't lafce less than [lie best! Wo can supply the fertilizer and apply it the wny (he job should be done. Kor prompt service call 65SI or 4383, SCRAPE & WEIDMAN Agricultural ServiceX South Highway Bl Blytheville GASOLINE — TRACTOR FUEL — KKUOSENB FUEL OIL — DIESEL FUEL OIL & GKBASK G. 0, POETZ OIL CO. 2089—Phone—2089 Office: 116 W. Walnut Dulk Plant: Promised Land A TIP TO THE HOUSEV/IFE ABOUT WASHING CDTTCUS AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT '26750 '297.59 1,000-Gatlon Storage Tanki with all hoacaad fitting* $497.50 BarksdaleMfg.Co South Broadway Phone 2911 Washit- j tests prove the superiority of cotton fabrics to rayons, linens, or wools. One of the secrets of cotton's ability to withstand repeated washings is its remarkable property of haying even greater strength when wet than , dry! Rayons lose up to one-half their strength when wet. Linen is much /ess resistant to laundering than cotton, and both linen and rayons are considerably more damaged by hard water and bleach. Woo/ loses strength when wet and also tends to shrink when washed. As a matter of fact, when you buy something with as tittle as 20% of fiber other than cotton, its washability is lessened. So next time choose cotton. It washes better. BLYTHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY-CLEANERS PHONE 4418 PHONE 4418

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