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PAGE'EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 19W FARM NEWS REVIEW Lowly Pig May Be Big Issue In Who Gets the Farm Votes By OVID MARTIN WASHINGTON (&t — The lowly pig may become a major tvsue in a battle this year for the potent Midwestern farm vote. In the presidential campaign four years ago, corn occupied the political spotlight—and. in the opinion of many observers, holped President Truman gain his surprise victory over Thomas E. Desvey, the Republican candidate. Tim year Midwestern farmers ate unhappy over hog prices. Pour years ago they « - erc worried over declining grain prices. Now, as in 3943, each major political party will be trying to blame the other for the hog situation. In the hist campaign, Democrats told farmers that, the Republican- controlled 80th Congress had weakened the market for corn mid other grains by limiting the government's power to support prices; that Congress had restricted the Agriculture Department's authority to go into the storage business. Several Corn Belt states which the Republicans hao. counted upon winning turned in electorial votes for Truman, largely on the basis at farm votes. Producers Ixise Money Hogs, the main source of income lor many Corn Belt producers, have been selling for less than 80 per cent of parity. Parity is a standard for measuring farm prices, declared by law to be equally fair to farmers and those who buy their products. Many producers say they lose money on hogs at these prices. Some Republican leaders, nntlci- pating voter complaints over hog prices, have been blaming Secretary of Agriculture Brannnn, They Bay he has failed to take advantage of. farm laws (o support hog prices at more favorable levels. Brannan retorts that he has no "practical" way of supporting hog prices. The only method available, he says, is lo buy and remove from the market a vast quantity of pork which the government would not know what to do with. Damage Is Done Brannan wanted to .support hot;s by menus of payment.-; to farmers when prices foil, but COJIKHSS ha* rejected this idea. The secretary, nevertheless, has partly bowed to his critics by offering to buy a limited quantity of pork for school lunehas. But much of thfi damage from l/>w hop pices already htw rx>cn done. Production this year will de- cline nine U> 10 per tent. That wtll mean Jrss jiork next fall and wantrr. Republicans can be expected to tell voters the Democrats are to blame because they failed to support hog prices, The Democrats will «ay the opposition stood in the way of conRrc.-Jsicnn] adoption of a "prnctic.il" method of support. So/7 Should Not Be Too Wet Or Too Dry in Home Gardens Which is most harmful lo a Barden, too much or loo lillle rain? This is a poor! question for a ear- den club quiz program, because it brltiKS out points of which too lev,' beginners are avraro. The answer Is not easy, on the one hand there are the desert -ST^S, which nre barren until Irrigated artificially, ami then respond with extremely heavy yields. Jn contrast to this, rich land in poorly drained places where the soil never dries out will refuse lo produce crops until It has been well drained. The difficulty here, is lack of air, which seems lo be even mure important than water to the vonls of growing plants. Air cannot penetrate soil which is saturated with water, and (he effects of too much water are more quickly fatal, than the lack of it. To let rain Inlo Die soil quick]v, and allow excess moisture to drain a*-ay. soil must be porous, sand may be loo porous, because It allows all water to run off: and clay is usually not porous enough because it holds water and excludes air. Both arc improved by decayed organic matter, known as humus, which is like a sponge, holding some moisture a long time, but allowing air to enter at the same time. The most Important improvement you can make in garden soil Is lo make li porous, A porous soil is also called a friable soil, and a friable soil Is said to have good tilth. These arc "old gardener" terms, used by men who did not, have the advantage of the scientific experiments which have proved the Importance of air to plant roots; but k CLIP* THIS OUT- 1 I they know from experience (hat plants thrived in soils that allowed water to drain nway quickly, and were easy to spado ami cultivate. NYver ndd clay to a sandy foil lo make it. friable, and never add sand (o a clay soil for that purpose. l!oth need the same treatment, increased humus., which is decayed orcanlc matter, nest sources of humus for a new garden Include sewage sludge, , which is oflcn obtainable frre a(. sewage treatment plants: and not only peat moss, hut also the blnck peat or muck rtiiK from local beds, which are numerous in many sections of this country. Well dccaynrl manure Is best of all, where It can (be obtained; and Ihc compost pile is a last resort, because It Is so difficult lo produce enouch humus quickly enough to do a good job of I correcting poor soil. Heavy soils, which conlaln too much clay mny be loosened by aclrl- inir limestone screenings which' have a chemical effect that makes Ihe line clay particles coarser and supply calcium which plays an Important, part in releasing platit food locked up In clay. The danger of us- Ing loo much limestone Is not (treat because it breaks dovs-n slowly. It has a mechanical as well as a chemical effect in loosening heavy soil. Weathered coal ashes, and fine cinders will also help lo make heavy soils porous. More humus Is supplied to soil by Ihe roots of plants, than by the lops, even when they are saved in a compost pile. But a good proRram should provide for a consl.lnt renewal of the supply of 'humus, by adding liberal amounts each year. Farmers Receive Onfy 20 Per Cent ,/^ T T° N ? SUCCESSOR-Hcre is the M.-47. successor to Ihc famed M-46 "Patlon" ftii lhe , flrE , 1 medium lank >o. be turned out for Army Ordnance since World War II. It's in quantity production at the American Locomotive plant at Schenectady. N. Y. The new tank ha. i^.TnTTr S TV'T Old ™ t0n - The£0 inclut!e a more lc(hal and edecirve pf n . wi?h increased probability ot a first-round hit, a higher rate of fire, automatic re-aiming afler each shol greatly enlarged field of vision and improved armor. In addition lo features listed on pholo the M-47 carries two ,50 calibre and one .30 calibre machine guns and has a two-way radio. Home Demonstration Week To Be Observed in County | If farmers donated (.he wheat i NOTICE j»6=ira ! FARMERS ] OUR NEW STORE HOURS I For Your Convenience We're Now I I Open 6 a.m. Until 6:30 p.m. I After Hours Call FOR PARTS J. C. "Pappy" Walters liennie Cook 6208 I FOR SERVICE C. E. "Mutt" Rodgers 2940 i Delta Implements, Inc. | 312 South 2nd Blyrheville 1 CLIP THIS OUT I I which goes Into a 148 cent loaTof I bread. It would sttll cost 11.9 cent.-; FlTmera Ret only about 20 per cent o( the total cost. From this, they have to pay the entire cosl.s of production Including wheat and othc' raw Ingredients. The remaining 80 per cent ROCS to nay the cos.ts ol R ra[n storage, transportation-;flour milling, prod-wing, baking and retailing, The taker Rcls'5.4 per cent. That's piqht rente of the 1-1.8. For this he pays the cost of baking, wrapping and delivering it to the retail store. The (tracer in turn gets 16 per cent r>r 2.4 cent* per loaf for handling and veiling Ihe bread. This is just under what the farmer gets for producing the whent. Other processing and dtstrlbutiiv? operations account for the remaining 10 per cent of the costs. Bread Is a highly processed and highly perishable food product. The big spread between the farmer and consumer Is because of the many preceding and delivery functions. It takes all these to transform wheat, soybeans, cottonseed, sugar cane and sugar beets to an ultra fresh loaf on the grocer's shelves. Over the years, the farmer's share of the retail bread price has rluclu- NET RESULTS COUNT Satisfaction is one of the results, when you bank here. (),,r facilities and services aie complete. Whether you want to open a checking account or transact business half the world away, we can serve you. ^FIRST NATIONAL BANK ^=^ ^Sifcfc.^ j. _+ .„„, __LA\ BLYTHEVIUE Natlonal Home Demonstration Week will be observed nation-wide next week. This is the week home demonstration work holds "open house across the nation." North Mississippi County home demonstration members plan to observe the week by having a tea to compliment members and prospective members; having window displays ami going on the pilgrimage to sec the lovely olrl homes in Holly Springs, Mississippi. When commenting on Extension work recently, a farm woman said. "Home demonstration work is a voluntary on-the-job educational program for women. The program is carried into our homes and communities by home demonstration agents, assisted by women who serve as voluntary local leaders. "We study ways and means ofj creasing family comfort and happiness. We are taking the drudgery out of every day tasks by modernizing our homes and by simplifying our work. We are bringing beauty Into tho home through study of color and design." The Interests of home demonstration women have advanced far beyond the four walls of their homes. They have taken the logical step from better home.? to better communities. They have taken health surveys: helped with the school lunch programs; encouraged families to have their children In school; furnished clothing for children of needy families. They also look after any unfortunate families through sickness, burn outs, etc., in their communities. They also sponsor community improvement programs which have included landscaping, public buildings, roadside parks, highway im- « ulwmlblimtl provement. mail box improvement, the girts help road signs and community playgrounds and parks. A salute to (he volunteer leaders who give so freely of their lime and energy to help make the home demonstration program a success. State Renews 4-H Clothing, Dress Revue 4-H Club girls, most of whom live on farms and in villages, have set a new record in clothing work at home that doubtless will amaze their city cousins. Notwithstanding that many of cook, launder, do 'Dead' Vorer Again Shows His Activity SANTA FE, N. M. W,_Notified "" his voting status by asking: "If I'm dead, why Is my boss still paying me for working?" The board admitted they had another man of the same name in mind. housework and other chores, a.s well as attend school, 650,000 of them laking part in the National 4-H Clothing Achievement program made or repaired 2 V, million garments for themselves and their families last year! n a closely related activity the National 4-H Dress Revue program more than 220.000 girls modeled garments' — ranging. from school outfits to formal gowns — they had made as being the most becoming to their type and most expressive of their personality. Both the 4-H Clothing Achievement and Dress Revue programs are being conducted in this and every other State for 1952, under the direction of the Cooperative Extension Service. In the programs,! girls learn to plan, make and care for garments suitable for work, school and social occasions, as well as to iress appropriately, becomingly and healthfully In keeping with a well-planned family budget. In Clothing. Achievement special emphasis is given to techniques of clothing construction, tailoring and fitting. Through Dress Revue, members develop grace, poise, good posture and habits of good groom- i"K by modeling garments of their own creation. County winners in each program will be rewarded with medals of honor, and State champions will receive an all-expense trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago next November, provided by the respective donors. In Clothing Achievement.' Spool Cotton Co. also provides a nnllonal award of a $300 college scholarship to each of 11 winners selected from State cham. pions, simplicity Pattern Co. also pre-senls each State winner in 4-C Dress Revue with a nation*! *wafd oi a leather-cased scissors »et. For Sale • Soybean Seed • Funk's Hybrid Com • Soybean Inoculation • Fertilizer Farmers Soybean Corp. No. Broadway, BlytheviUe Phone 8191 ated widely. It usually rises during prosperity arid [ a u s j n depressions, i The farmers' recent share in the j hrend dollar hns been less than in i some previous years but. about in i line with the average since 1913. BREEDER DELTA PINE FOX I WIU, HAVE A FEW TONS FOX COTTON K MONDAY ' CALL JIE IF PAUL D. FOSTER Distributor — Office Btylheville Warehouse Phone 341 S Phone 3153 "Way back in 1837, after repeated attempts and ultimate success in the development of the first steel plow, John Deere stated his creed—"/ will Kerer put my name on a p/oui tbaj hain't in il tie bat that's in me." Down through lhe years, this philosophy has remained the keynote of manufacturing in John Dccre factories. Their engineers, designers, and workmen have devoted their skills and energies to the development and production of quality implements —implements tha« boost the farmer'i productive capacity and add to his profits »od farming satisfaction. Today, as through the years, tht best of materials, engineering "know-how," modern production methods, and quality controls are used in the manufacture of all John Deere farm tools. Thus, when you uiooae John Dccre, ycwi're assnrcd of getting dependable, long-lired farm implement*, quality built through and, through. NEED A CHEAP USED TRACTOR? If >-"u've got your e.ve on a cheap extra tractor (hen come down this week and see the bargains at Missco Implement Co. We can save you some money: MISSCO Implement Co. So. Hiway 61 BlytheviUe New! Automatic Wire Tie OLIVER Bale Master Completely new! Completel r «utotn«ict Ti«» • •hart, tightly twisted, firm-holding knot and tuck, it in«o th« bale. No IOOK or Knggly end.. Turn* our 4 to 5 ton* |«r hour under normal haying condition* . . . Mnooth, "big b««t" sliced bile*. Com* in and take a look at the modern! Oliver Model 8. Inspect the simple, compact, dependable wire tying mechanism that you can thread in J minutes . . . and the synchronized feeding units that handle tix heaviest windrows easily. SWEEPS - HOES FILES -CULTIPACKERS Complete Repairs On All Makes Tractors * Farmer's Implement Co. B. F. BROGDON E. B. WOODSON OUR NEW PHONE: 8166 515 East Main St. From Start To Finish Start your day-old chicks on Swift 20%. protein Broiler JIash or Crumbles. Feed straight through to (he finish for the fastest and cheapest gains. Swift & Com pony OIL MILL Highway 61 South Blaylock HATCHERY Highway 61 North ^ «v /t. \jvi uimciLiun. i/ciiniCT] <s ITealefl 9\ > CALL Glen Cook 1 ^ DKIJ,, ARK. PHONE 2142 ^ State Certified Blue Tag D&PL 15 COTTON SEED 80 % Germination. Delinfed & Treated