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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 8, 1940
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FRIDAY,..NOVEMBER .8, 19/10 ^^^™""^^"-»— ' ' i .. air^Ta BLYTHEVTLLfi (AKK.) COTJRIER NEWS '• ' ' "' •"- ••-' •• ' PACE THKEE . Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of -This ..'.. Agricultural Section. County Acclaimed As Banner'Plant To Prosper 1 Area Mississippi County was called "the banner Plant To i rosper county in the banner Plant To Prosper state" after the county winners in the 1940 contest had been visited Thursday, by judges, agriculture leaders and-Walter Durham, director of the Plant To Prosper Bureau, Memphis Commercial Appeal, which sponsors this Mid-South contest lor {arm i'amilies. The county winners have such*- — excellent records Urn it is believed' all oi' them will "be in the money" in the state contest, results or' which will be made public Saturday, following the announcement today thai all of the county winners had reached the semi-finals of Enter the Plant>to-£rosper Contests sponsored by /the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. the state competition. There are 19 families in the semi-finalists of the three divisions. It was also officially announced today for the fkst time that Mississippi County again has more entrants in the contest than any county in Arkansas, Missouri. Tennessee and Mississippi, although it has not yet been declared whether Mississippi County has the largest; number of contestants as compared to the farm population in tile county. There are 2938 farm families from this county participating in the competition this year. County agricultural leaders believe that Mississippi County will again receive the Enrolment Trophy. This county has won the Plant To Prosper- Enrolment Trophy four times and Greene County, one time, during the six years of the competition. •County winners farmsteads visited Thursday include those of Dan E. Handle, of near Osceola. Landowner Division; William Katzenberger, of Gosnell, entered in the Home Improvement Division, and Greene Payne, for the Tenant Division. This year, for the first time, there is no Farm Operators Division which has been won several times by Mississippi County. An award will also be made 'to the newspaper doing the best job of presenting the Plant To Prosper and Live-At-Home campaigns to the farm people. State prizes in the ~ Plant To Prosper Competition "are-first, $100; second, $75;^third, $50 for.^ winners in -each the£li&dqwner{an : fi' ,ie : nant classes. The :v state prize in the Home Improvement : Division is $25 and a chance for the $100 sweep_A _ i . " * .; ,. stakes prize. Winners of first and second places in the state contests enter the. finals which have even, much larger cash prizes to total $3600 •given in awards by the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Appeal. In Mississippi County, the Courier News is sponsoring the contest this year in cooperation with The Commercial Appeal, and is awarding cash prizes totaling S30 in this contest. Sweepstakes winners will be announced Dec. 17 at a - banquet to .be given by The Commercial Appeal for all county winners following an all day program of entertainment. Judges were: Miss Lois Scantland, district home demonstration agent, chairman; Miss - Gladys Waters, assistant home management supervisor, FSA in Arkansas; Dr. Charles Simmons, ;. extension agronomist; Miss'Ida Fen tori, home management specialist, Agricultural ' Extension Service, "and Eu- Demonstration Club News Notes The Home Demonstration Club of Half'Moon met at Mrs. Hurschell Alexander's-home on Tuesday night with 16 members .present. The meeting opened with the song "In the Garden." Plans were made for the coming year. A demonstration in rug-making was made by Mrs. Portlock, and the topic discussed was "Old G'ar- menfcs Made Into Something Useful." Some additional plans were made to raise money to put in the treasury and also to beautify the home grounds. The following talks were made: "Canning for the Fair," Mrs. J. R. Buck, "Improving Farm Homes", Mrs. H. D. Shaneyfelt, and "Making a Studio Couch", Mrs. Stella Howard. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Alexander and plans were made for the meeting next Tuesday night at Mrs, J. R. Buck's. Farm Woman's News Corner Concrete Gin Erected In Half Moon Community Cooking, like physics, psychology and any other science, has unique terminology of its own, and upon the correct interpretation of one word often depends the success or failure of an intended culinary masterpiece, says "•:'• Miss Cora Lee 'Colemah^ county. home demonstra- *5V-" ; ^7.*vi.%f'.:.v ; V ::~ ,-;.-- Because it is so easy to. confuse the meaning of a number of cooking terms, Miss Mary E.. Lough ead. extension specialist in foods and nutrition, University of Arkansas .College of Agriculture, suggests that the ' following definitions -be pasted in the cook book for handy reference: ' '.'•:• "Panbroiling" is one way to cook meat in a skillet on top of the stove. The special point about pan- broiling is cooking without added fat, without water, and without a cover on the skillet. It is the method .to use for tender chops and steaks that have fat of their own and are quickly cooked. Pour off the fat as it renders out, so the meat will not'be frying. "Fiying" -is a different cooking process. It means actually to cook in fat. Sometimes the fat is deep enough to cover the food entirely, as in frying chicken" or croquettes. But-you can also fry with shallow fat in skillet. Hash and meat patties are good examples of shallow- anu iliU- - , „ , gene Rutland, assistant publicity fat frymg; and some meats - such director FSA in Arkansas. . . as sausa S es an tl bacon, fry in their Also accompanying the party was Bill Day, chief photographer of own fat. The Commercial Appeal. Choice Of Herd Bull Is Important Matter The dairy bull is usually -considered half of the herd, because of his influence on the heifer calves .and sires. Consequently, the selection of a herd bull is-of far-reaching importance. Naturally, a purebred sire should be selected, J. j. pickren. county- agent, said. But, he said, many dairy bulls are selected on type alone. According to Paul Caruth of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, milk production is in no- way related to the body conformation of the animal. Very little improvement can be made in milk production if the herd bull is Four of the chief characteristics that contribute to the type and value of dairy cows that are not revealed in the conformation are: (1) Milk yield and butterfat percentage, (2) persistency of production. (3) long life, and (4) mammary .system. Most sires used in Arkansas, the Extension dairyman said, are selected by the combination of pedigree and type. This-, is the best method, available for 'most breeders as there are only two proven bulls in the state, Mr. Carruth said. When selecting a bull by pedigree, the dam, sire, sisters, and the half- sisters should be given consideration in that order. "Sauteing" is another puzzler, all the more confusing because it comes from a French word meaning to jump. Sauteing is a cross between panbroiling and frying. It means to brown the food in a little fat and turn it often to keep it from sticking. One. of the most modern cotton gins, from the standpoint of both appearance and operation, is that of the Half Moon Gin Company at Half Moon community. The plant, was .completed a short time before the present ginning season opened;and represents a total investment of approximately $40,000. The floors, wall and roof are entirely of -reinforced concrete with steel sash windows, making it practically fireproof. It was designed and built by Raymond Sperr of Marked Tree. Three separate unite make up the plant. The bale platform and gin house form one unit, and the seed and cotton house are joined to the gin house by a covered runway. The two-story offcie and scale house includes sleeping quarters and a sampling room on the top floor cut early in the morning in the "dew" and with long stems, including the foliage. The stems should be cut diagonally. After cutting they should be placed in a large, roomy bucket of water in a~ cool place. Care varies with'the different flowers. (4) The weight of the flowers and vase should harmonize and the color of the bowl should blend or harmonize with the flowers. with the general office, private office, cafeteria and general store on the ground floor. The three-story cotton house Ls •sen^t-circular, with 47 compartments, each separated by u two-' inch concrete partition. Six of the; compartments are of "five-bale capacity. Each compartment opens into a circular central with a floor slightly lower than the sloping floors of the bins. Thus, in case of fire water can be turned Into any bin and it will immediatley drain into the central hall and through -tile drains to the outside. Fire in one comparRnent could do no damage to cotton in an adjoining compartment.. The seed storage compartment has a total capacity of 100 tons'and has two overhead unloading docks. The units of the plans cover a —Connor Ni>«\s photo 200-foot frontage, forming a semicircle. The.' latest type machinery developed by the Continental Company was installed and includes a 72-inch separator und incline cleaner, u special type cleaner for roush, dirty cotton, and a complete automatic disposal sy.stem for hulls and trash. • Power for the plant is generated by a large twin Diesel, providing current for operating the gin and for the lighting system. The gin company is headed by Leslie Moore as president, Taylor Freeman, vice president; W.' A Leggctl, secretary-treasurer and gin manager. Other stockholders are Earl Majors, U. W. Moore, Dwight Blackwood. H. G. Partlow. James Terry and S. L. Glactlsh. After the cut,flowers season is over it was suggested that the .arrangement of grasses and weeds could be made into winter bouquets. There were some very attractive exhibits in this department at our county fair. These rules should be remembered when arranging winter bouquets: \ More rugged containers to blend with the color of the weeds are more appropriate. -; * 'f-V-O '.^ •i-^--Some of the • contamereMnrthi's exhibit consisted of wooden chopping bowls, crockery and .5 .and 10 cent store cream colored flower pots. Some of the neutral colored grasses, were combined with other weeds and grasses, some having been dipped in colors or aluminum colored or gold paint. Some that were used were wheat, barley, rose bushes, cattails and mosses and various grasses. FUNNY BUSIMSS "You're fired—now sit down over there and write a story on the unemployment situation!" Trim, Neat, Sound Structure Erected For D. J, Hodge Family If any of you are Interested in housebuilding and almost everyone Is, and you happen to pass by a trim looking white farm house in the process oi 1 being built, tusk U' it Is one of the homes being built by farmers who have received Bankhead-Jones Tenant Purchase loans, if it Is, drop in and take a look around, says the Farm Security Administration office. The most recent tenant purchase house to be completed In Mississippi County is the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hodge oi the'Clear bake community. Their house, like most of the houses, was designed by a southern architect, and Is .suited to a southern [arm. Their home .satisfies the usual requirements that must be made to make the structure u real farm house In which Mi-, 'and Mrs. Hodge and their family can live and work, and at the same time give tlie government a sound protection on Its investment. It Ls so erected that it will endure for ut least 40 years, and ye Is so economical that the family can pay for It and their 80 acre farn with the visual landlord's share o the farm crops. ' Concrete piers hold the treated .sills, it has good strong frames well braced corners and a gooc roof. The rooms are conveniently arranged to meet the living re- 'qulrcments of the family, wltl enough space for living, sleeping cooking and eating, it provides ample storage .space for canned food, clothing and the like. Mr. and Mrs. Hodge won't have to worry about their home bolnfc, warm in the winter and cool ii the summer, because it has double floors with re it between the double walls and vents over the doors to allow the air to circulate easily into every room in the house. Thli eliminates cold spots that cause families in some farm houses tc hover close to the stove or fireplace. Coolness in summer "is jus as needed as warmth in winter, sc this house has ceiling ventilator that allow the heat to- flow, quicklj out of. the rooms at night and permit the cool night air to flov through the windows, making th house u delightful place to sleej during hot Summer nights. You will notice .that Mr. and Mrs. Hodge's house has three coat* of protective paint and the root' V stained. Simple designs and wcl chosen color schemes has made a beautiful house and one that the Hodge family feel proud 'to say "Tin's Ls home." This is a study which has proven quite interesting to those interested in home grounds and landscaping as well as the other members of the club. Basic Dress If you are a busy person and yet want to look fresh and different every morning, why not " add a "basic" dress to your wardrobe this Jail? The basic dress is a simple, one- piece dress, cut on good lines and well fitted. It may be of any becoming color, such as black, brown or navy blue, made with a medium low neck, and long or short sleeves, as desired. Now with this dress as a basis, many and varied accessories may be worn, so that each day the outfit will look fresh and different, Sue Marshall, state specialist in. textiles and clothing says. For example, tailored "collars and cuffs can be worn one morning, and a softer, daintier set the next. These accessories can be of any suitable material—lace, crepe, pique, linen, net or th dike. A variety of colors can be used in scarfs, belts, ribbons, ties, and clips. Well-selected costume jewelry is good. It may be inexpensive and still be very attractive if the right size, shape and color are selected. Artificial flowers worn at the neck or on the shoulder will give a change and add a dressy touch to the outfit. An ingenious person may work out many different and original effects, using the same dress as a basis. This not only applies to home and business clothes, b'it to evening outfits as well. Such details as wraps, jackets, scarfs, rings, The word "braising" comes up again and again in meat cookery. Tc braise means to brown in a little hot fat, and then cook the meat in steam—with or without added liquid. Swiss steak and pofc roast are good examples. These meat cuts are not so tender to start with, but. properly braised, can be cut with a fork when they come no the table. In order to get the girls and women of Mississippi County interested in arranging cut flowers and winter bouquets, Mrs. B .A. Bugj. Home Grounds chairman cf the home demonstration club, asked ths "cooperation of the county fair to offer prizes in a project on arranging flowers and grasses for her department. This proved to be very interesting and the club women over the county are continuing this study in their clubs. While the cut flowers are still in season the clubs over the couniy are arranging bouquets and using these cirticisms which were given by the judges at the county fair: (IX Keep the darkest and brightest flowers in the center — thus keeping the emphasis toward the bouquets and not away from them. (2) Arrange flowers of the same weight in the same grouping. According to statistics, motorists (3) Do not arrange more th'an change .the oil in- their cars every three varieties or colors at the most 17fli miles. . in one container. Flowers should oei We have a demonstrator MASSEY-HARRIS TRIPPER COMBINE AT A BARGAIN PRTCE Either Poivel'-Sliaft Driven or with new motor assembly at bargain prices WE HAVE NEW MOTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR 1939 MODEL TRIPPER COMBINES AT MONEY-SAVING PRICES $220 F. O.B.Wilson, Ark. WE HAVE UP-TO-DATE REPAIR STOCK FOR TRIPPER COMBINES WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS WILSON, ARK, clips and hair ornaments make pleasing changes.. Each new effect must be thought through and worked out with care. If this is done the basic dress is a 'real joy—always ready, always different and a real economy. Condition Turkeys For Best Holiday Demand Mississippi County turkey producers are now working toward the best possible finish on their birds to obtain highest prices at holiday marketing time. S. H. Moore of the animal indus- try department at the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Departmen says that "Where necessary, grow ens can add weight to their turkeys by increasing the amount of graii supplied the birds from now unti olie time comes for them to b( marketed. Corn, especially, wil boost turkey weight rapidly to mee holiday market demands. Alfalfa soybean, clover or clover-bluegras ranges provide a steady supply o green feed for the turkeys, am supplying plenty of green feed i one of the best health measures ir the management of turkeys." There are more than 750,00 miles of improved highways in th United States. I his farmer is like many around here. He knows that a good way to save money is to keep his farm Sin- clair-ized with a full line of Sinclair products. For example, in buying kerosene, it pays to ask for Sinclair SuperFlame. This kerosene will save you money over a season. That's because it burns clean in incubators and brooders.There's no odor or gases to kill the hatch. Let me supply you with Sinclair SuperFlame Kerosene and other Sinclair products when my truck calls at your farm. Let me deliver to your farm Agenf Sinclair Refining Company (fnc.) B. J. ALLEN Phone 200 AGENT Blytheyffie, Ark. Concrete U One Of Most Durable Materials Concrete is one of the most durable building materials, and in many situations is the most desirable material that can be used, J. J. Hckmi, county agent xaJtl. Satisfactory concrete can be made by linnet mixing If It i.s carefully clone, although machine mixing will save much hard labor. Concrete i.s made oi' snncl, gravel, water, and coment. Its quality depends on (1) the use of correct materials, which must bii clean, (i>» proper proportioning, <:i) thorough mixing, and (4) thorough clonning. As Jong zi.s the mixture renmlns plastic and workable, says Earl L. Arnold of the University of Ark- ansa.s College ol' Agriculture 1 , the streniUh,, and durability oi' the cbncniLfi i.s determined by the amount oi' water that Is used, if thu .sand is avcrago wut, not more than ft gallons of water should bn added to each sack of cement for most farm concrete. Moro water makes u weaker, less watertight, and less durable product. y The amounts of sand and gravel that are used have no effect on the .slrenulh, watcrtightness, und durability of the product so, long as the mixture remains plastiu and workable, the Extension agricultural engineer said. However, for the sake of economy, it is usually desirable to use sufllctent sand and gravel to make a rather stiiY mixture, j The curing of concrete is very important. It hardens by chemical action, not by drying, and this chemical action goes on only in the presence of water. Satisfactory concrete will be produced Inmost situations if it is not allowed to become dry for at least 7 days. FARM NEWS There's 'an experiment now beginning in the stale of Alabama which Is drawing the-'attention of farmers throughout the United States. For every Alabama farmer cooperating with the triple A is working out definite • (jowls for five years hhcnd in a long-range farm program. Alabama Triple A com- mttteemcri, who devised the plan, hope it will speed up soil conservation and result in a more stable system of farming Umn would result fi-Qm vear-to-ycpr plans. Under the five-ycai-'p7ui"v'fiii ( m^rs will 'sllll earn payments for planting within cotton •allotments', and other special crop allotments. But these payments will be geared closer to conservation-efforts. Farmers must carry out conservation practices in order to receive full payment for planting within cotton •'allotments. . ~~~~ ' At the end of five years, each participating farm is expected to have at least twenty-five per. cent of the cropland In 'soil-conservation crops. Also, terraces should be on all exposed cropland subject to erosion, .with at least one acre of perennial hay for each fifteen acres of cropland. And there should be at least one acre of permanent pasture for each fifteen acres of crop- Counly AAA Committee Head Tells Of New Requirement A new provision of the 'AAA program, .designed to speed up soil-, conservation and bring- about a •. more permanent and stable a'gri- ' culture, has been adopted for. 1941 according to E. B. Chiles, chairman • oi the Mississippi County AAA Committee. The new provision, adopted at the .suuifestion o! AAA farmer- ' tommitlc-emen, requires that a minimum ucreuye Jjr- devoted to ero- s .sicm-resisting and soil-conserving crop«. Under the 1940 program, u •'' farmer was limited u.s to the amount" of .soil-depleting crops he could grow. The- new provision applies only 16 "B"- area counties, those having .special crop allotments and doei i not apply to "A" area 'counties- ' which'have general crop allotments. Under the new provision, county Tanners who fail to grow erosion- resLsting and soil-conserving crop? on at least 26 per cent of their " crop-land during the 1941 program year, will receive a deduction in '.; their, AAA conservation payments ' amounting to $5 for each acre by which the minimum soil-conserving acreage is not reached; For example, the operator of a farm with 50 acres of cropland would be required to grow 13 acres of soil-conserving crops, In or'der to avoid a deduction in his AAA ' payment. If he grew only U acres of such crops, he would have $10 deducted from his payment. Winter cover crops planted in ' the fall ol ; '1940, and which attain a good growth, but not those planted in the .fall of 1941, will count toward meeting the 1911 soil-con- serving requirement. "The new provision," Mr. Chiles • said, "Is designed to s encourage soil conservation by farmers and to' 1 -": place their farming system on a niore permanent basis. Ai the same Lime, it will encourage production of food and feed crops for home consumption." I. land,;;/ • ' :-V^'iC'''" '•' * * * - ~"-~~ •Fourteen'acres or land .for em- er^ency—clpesn't sound like much! ButT whenlfc's" managed " .it's almost as good as a bank account. Clark Eowdcn of Logan County, Arkansas, was glad he had • fourteen acres of woodland to fall back on when the 1934 drought ruined his cotton and corn crops. According to the United . States -. Forest Service, he reported that his H acres had brought him $631 since 1933. That year his income- • from the- woodland was $110 and -' it has increased in its'average, yield -• ever since, And Bowden handles his. • timber so that he always has a new timber crop well on its way to be. harvested. - -The United States was the .first government to operate-.a military airplane.. WITH THE NEW Come in AND SEE THIS NEW PRINCIPLE IN THE NEW The front page news for power farmers is Tru-draft. It's the newly discovered, correct principle for drawing farm implements with power. With Tru-draft the implements work just as they were designed to work, without any interference from the tractor. They run smooth and free at an even depth. They do better work and thus do it cheaper. Tru-draft is news today—sooner or later it will be the established rule of power farming. OTT MULLINS TRACTOR CO. YARBRO, ARK.

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