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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 15, 1940
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PI h Published Every.Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This V '. K ' 'Agricultural Section. BLYTHEVILLE- (ARK.) COURIER NEWS v Nov. 30 Final Day For Completion Of AAA Farm Practices FRIDAY, NOVEMBER-15, 1940 Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. pared to $78.000,000 In 1932; farm! versity of Arkansas, now recom- purchasing power in 1939 warf 18? per cent as much as In 1932 and 104 per cent of the 1929 level; farm real estate is about 20 per cent more mend much more light and better distributed light in homes than they did formerly, it is better ffor the eyes, they say, If all light early ^in 1940 than in the first part: h; a room i.s v.-ell diffused, with Of 1933. a mimmuin of glare, and with no Bean Is Becoming Increas- • r-> mg Factor In County's Most significant, however, is'the sharp ccmiust between lighted ob•95 per cent participation'of Ark-! jm.-, and their background ansas iarmers in the ayrScuHural; Mrs. Fenton points out ihnr nn«- Econom)c Life j When the Farm program vm j inaugurated in 1933, Mississippi Farmers of Mississippi county; are reminded this week by J. J. Pickren, county agent, that Nov. 30 is the final date for completing practices under the 1.040 AAA farm program. All soil-bujlding pracUces must be completed by u , ttw:u U1 iyo ,, ivu ,^ ippj tnat date, he said, if credit is to be received under this J County round it more difficult than ; year's program. other sections of the state to re-] ,. - — adjustment program. H is little ' sibie improvements might inc'ud- U'nrmOY- flioi n<n*iAiiliii»yi --.f «u;,. -~._ ' , ° »**•»« „ wonder thai agriculture of this'na- tion is prepared, by such a flexible : program, to meet all demands made In .carrying out soil-building and*other conservation practices under of Mississippi County' were greatly interested in viewing this project and a number plan to have a similar crop next year. the AAA program farmers of the county are making a big contribution to the nation's agricultural preparedness, J. J. Pickren said. Agriculture, he said, is in a better position man many other industries to make any change needed to fit in wit}) the national defense program and • through. ; the organization of the farm program can make such changes in a short time. The AAA program, Mr. Pickren said, has given us the opportunity U> overhaul and improve our "farm factories" unti] they are now able to supply any anticipated requirements. Parity payments under the 1940 program are more than half completed in the state and December 31 has been set as final date for filing of application for parity payments in the county office. Payments: under the conservation phase • of the 1940 program have been started and are expected to be at their peak in a few weeks. , Final date for filing of conservation applications in the' county office is March 31. 1941. :Severai changes have been made in specifications for soil-building practices under the 1941 farm program that affect practically all, necessary, he said, but the savings Protection During Winter Months Will Pay ,Says Agent Pickren Protection of farm machinery from weather is one of the greatest needs on Mississippi county farms, J. J. Pickren, county agent said today. •:.••• The overage life of machinery on Mississippi county ..farms Is probably less than half of what it would be if the machinery was properly cared for, the county agent said and added that "more farm machines rust out than wear out." Aii ebalorate storage place is not farmers of the county, Mr. Pickren said in explaining the AAA program for next year. ' Two pasture practices have been added. One is a payment of 50 cents an acre for renovating permanent pastures infested "with noxious weeds and other competing plants or shrubs by at least two mowings or removing bushes or shrubs too heavy for mowing. The other pasture practice, if appioved for individual farms by the county - committee, is a payment of $3 an acre for developing non-crop open pasture land which will be capable of "carrying one* animal unit for each two acres ^ during <• a pasture seasonal at least' five - months, \ Payments not to' exceed $15 an acre will be made for removal of ( - diseased or uneconomical applej in increased life of a few machine? will pay the entire cost of a shed that will 'keep the machinery dry When the machines are put in storage, it is good economy to oil or paint many of the parts. This coupled with the protection from the .weather will cut down rust damage, and, consequently, the organize its method of farming. I due to the fact thai it hud high priced land and high taxes which made it necessary to raise crops Uml provided a cash return each year. Prior to this time, cotton was the principal cash crop together with a small acreage of alftUfu and corn. Most of the corn raised was interplanted with soybeans, which was brought about Farm Woman's ISews Corner Attacking "Common Cold" As cold weather arrives, vacant desks and low attendance records too often provide mute evidence of mere convenience outlets and switches, more properly designed portable- lamps, the shading of bare bulbs, and more powerful light bulbs. Double, or. triple convenience, out, it'Ls in the living room i the number of table or floor lamps | i.he family can use for such close j seeing activities as reading, study- j ing. writing, or sewing. Similarly, extra cutlets in bedrooms make it- possible to have bureau and bedside lights and 'a "rending in bed" the effectiveness of the "common cold" in disrupting the school routine of many children " in Missis- crushing. The varieties used are made up principally of Ark Soy, Lelsta. McCoupin, and Mammoth through the consistent efforts ofl^P 1 counly ' say l Mfas Cora Lee the Extension Service dating back? , < ? oleman \ c ° unty home demonstra- as far. as 1928. ' IIL Today, after a farm program has been in existence several years, soybeans play a very prominent part in the economic set-up of agriculture "in Mississippi County. In 140. from all indications, upward of IV, million bushels of soybeans will be marketed for seed and Not all children, however, begin coughing and sneezing at the. first "cold snap." And the reason for )ihis dSfifejrence in susceptibility to cold germs, says Miss Gertrude E. Conant of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, in response to queries from mothers and teachers, is usually to be found in the diet. A lack of enough protective foods * -••- — -w.-w«jjv-»», *A»*V4 A.**.*4»*14I*W III*.*,. t • 1 \ i * Brown beans. Ark Soy Beans are J« U« diet results-m-ease of infec- the most widely used, ranging in! tlon ' heilce susceptibility colds the following order: Ark Soy 50 and other infectious diseases of t!ie per cent; Delsta, 30 per cent; Mc- Coupin. 10 per cent, and Mammoth Brown, 10 per cent. Yields of soybeans are a little better than average this year; Ark Soys yielding 28 bushels per acreffl DeJstas and Mc- Coupins; 20 bushels per acre; and Mammoth Browns, .15 bushels per acre. The cash avlue of the threshed beans, at an average price of 63 per cent, places soybeans second to cotton as a cash crop. Taking into consideration the vast amount of excellent pasturage the stalk fields afford that have been interplant- uamuKC, ouu. cuiiocuuciiuv, tut „,» ...suv \,,,«.^ L\ L. '• i ii * . ? ... , ,, »ea with beans that are not thresh- machines, will operate more satis- ^ the CMh yalue eQf ^ ansesfor Mississippi County will run into sizeable figures. The value of soybeans ? as a companion crop for factorily and will require fewer adjustments and repairs. The winter months. Earl L. Arnold of the University of Arkaasas College of Agriculture suggests, are an excellent time to repair and adjust the machinery. If this is .done \wheu : -, the machines - { are; no' being used, they will be ready when needed, and then it will" not be necessary to take valuable time to repair the machines when they trees which normally produce fruit.'.' should be ; at work on the farm Payments per tree are based on the size of the tree. .- A. new regulation in connection wi£h seeding practices is that, all - must comply to state plant Jt is not the; time of the year timber is cur iliat is important, but rather the method of handling the timber after it is cut. that affects lioard'regulations'" and seed tags or! its durability. J:-J. Pickren, county purchase certificates may be re- qujured at the time of performance to .substantiate the purchase arid use "of such 'seed except that such seed grown on the farm and planted will not require on such farms seed tags. agent, said today. Posts, poles, and other rough products cut in late spring and early summer are more liable to be attacked by insects and fungi, because the \yood is in the most favorable condition for attack, and Rates of payment for some prac- I tlie insects and fun &i are most ac ~ ices -have been changed. They in- tlve theu ' However, if the wood i? tices dicate planting of forest trees "from $7.50 an acre to acre in 1941 with maximum of $15 compared with a maximum of $30 last year; application of limestone .$2.50 a . ton except .in, Baxter, Benton, Boone, .Carroll, Madison, Marion. Independence, part of Randolph, Sharp, Stone and Washington counties where the payment \vill be $2 a ton compared' with payment of $1.50 for 1,500 pounds last year. Payment for; planting kudzu" has been changed from $6 "to $3 an acre. Payment for strip cropping from'alternate strips of close-grown crops and intertilled crops has been Braised from 35 cents an acre to 7Vt> cents an acre and, payment for cowpeas, velvetbeans, crotalaria or soybeans ir.terplanted or grown TTl • ^»/\r*lV>tT\n £»/•*«. -*.»£j.t_ * L. ^ . *.•»* * peeled when cut and piled openly on skids for seasoning the opportunity for decay will be reduced to a minimum, reports Frederick J. Shulley of the University of Arkansas College of The timber should never to be piled with direct contact with the ground. Seasoning proceeds more rapidly in the warmer months, but this more rapid seasoning may cause excessive checking. If checking if an important consideration, the timber should be piled in a shaded, dry place. The bark can be peeled at any time of the year, but it will peel most easily in the spring. There will be less checking if the timber is cut in the fall or winter. air passages, according to the Ex- ilension nutritionist. To mothers anxious to insure their children against a long siege of sniffles and sneezes, Miss Conant - offers the following advice: First correct the diet. If that is not sufficiently effective, use vitamin A therapy, as vitamin A "protects the mucus membranes of the nose, throat and air passages from. infection. .The foods which •. arr particularly rich in vifamin A are whole milk, cream and butter, green leafy vegetables and yellow colored vegetables, egg yolks, liver an<? heart muscle. The apricot is the; fruit richest in this vitamin. These, are a few of the most easily available foods which give protection from colds. One should have : r cotton' has been demonstrated j green' leafy vegetable or a yellow! beyond,'doubt by the fact that the colored vegetable everyday, in ad- nverage- yield of cotton for the county has been increased 60 per cent,in ,-the past seven years.' the" world ';. situation and its' dition to milk and milk products] for best protection.' " " ;v^ Another factor which is important-is--that the balance of the diet pressure oh agriculture of this should, be heavy on the alkaline country re-emphasizes the impor-i side. That is, mi abundance of the tance and . advantage ' farmers hold aJkaline reactive foods should be by. virtue of their AAA program as compared to the position they would find themselves witout any national farm program, H, . E. Thompson, assistant Extension director, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, pointed out'in ri recent communication to J. J. Pickren, county agent. "With continental European markets closed to our cotton exports, and with less favorable cotton consumption prospects in Japan; China and Great Britain, the foreign sale ^f .American cotton is expected.. tO; hit a new low this marketing year," Mr. Thompson said in discussing consumed so that the tissues are kept in a slightly alkaline condition. To preserve the alkaline balance-: plenty of milk, fruits and vegetables; should be included in. •. the diet Miss Conant says.' •' In; some. cases it may ,be neces-' sary for'the susceptible; child to take cod-liver oil or Haiiver oil capsules, from t\yo to- three per day This : . has, been auite effective ir> ; cases .of severe colds, bronchitis and pneumonia. the outlook for 1941. For be taken as this flushes the booV and keeps it free from harmftf acidity. the i Protect, yourself and childrer months, of August and September, from colds by a well balanced diet exports dropped to 140,000 bales f it is much pleasariter, more effec- which is about 85 per cent less than j tive. and much less expensive than light. Ceiling fixtures, bulbs are used, may imo fixtures $ POTCIPflT 10 ored floor and wall coverings and uninteresting furniture. Draperies j may be as light colored and gay as desired, without detracting from the utilitv of the room when its furnishings must receive hard use .'toily by ahe family. Draperies may. be used with sheer •lass curtains or without them.' If a.,lovely view can bo seen from the windows, curtains are best emitted io permit an unobstructed view, and to allow all light possible to- enter the room. In hanging draperies be .sure •ubstantial rods, swinging cranes, c-j- poles for support are ased. Miss Marshall says. The draperies may v e attached bv hooks, rings, or Icops of the material. The use ai i Participating in the Rechtin Farm Take Part In Their Own, Newspapers' Contests Secretary Of Agriculture On Farm Bureau Program At Little Rock Secretary of Agriculture Claude *Wickard and other speakers on Tuesday's program of "'the Arkan- j sas Farm Bureau Federation con- Plant Tolvemkm will appear'in the.'Music Mcoks is the most popular way of Prosper Contest was profitable to j hall of' ihe Auditorium',. iTi'stead of ranging draperies at present. !:f. nanla .. on lhe Recluin Farm near,Hotel Marion. '..."'".- Onfs ^reference may be the deciding factor in determining the "en«#th of draperies and the man- Blv;.hev511e this year. in addition to being eligible for Die county honors and cash prizes iv r of hanging them, Strai«MJ awarded by the Courier News. Because a large, crowd is expected, 'arrangements .were. . made .to present the second day's program iV iirVits.Vi V,^ „ • • MAHEJI.JX UJCJJJ. OUiiJVilL ~~" m which bare. byn ^ }nv chupej . iei . are —^ formaj | which .s y ,.:1 CO! ? V ^ ri d Coking; than those tied back. Thev i lh * cot * li *"* I may come by covering' the-bulbs with indi- U0J . on 0 , !hH virtual shades or by- using a dif- SSpr-neler to iusms bowl of translucent glass or to the bottom of thej Mem Pkis Commercial Appeal, they ie window, or to th« had a contest of their own planned plastic. For indirect lighting a i metal bowl may be used. j White-lined shades of the right! shape lo spread the light are preferred by lighting specialists,' say.s the extension economist in home management. If their shapes and size.s are gocd, old shades can be lined with white or painted white en the inside. Switches close to the entrance of every room are convenient. Where it seems too, expensive to install .switches. ' the .•; lighting • specialists suggest attaching a cord to the pull-chain of the ceiling.-'fixtures, and carrying it across the ceiling and down the wall by the door through screw eyes. A new Farmers' Bulletin, baseboard. ( planned the top of ihejfcy ^^ L ^cia Rechtin, owner, and Draperies .should have at least one 36-inch width of material at each side of the window, and for the Auditorium, Waldo Frasier, the competition in j executive .secretary, said yesterday', in cooperation with the Ot "ers on the program win be Oov.-elect Homer M. Adkins, J. B. Daniels, state administrative ortj- cer, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and Ransom ; Aldrich, president of the Mississippi Farm Roy Little, manager. Awards of $15; 510 and $5 were made to the Greene Payne family, Jim Hardin family and Joe Gude .-Re -windows' a 54-inch' width is famil >' for making the best jobs of jch more attractive. AH draner-l living al home during 1940,in the much Bureau Federation. The federation will hold a business session at the hotel Monday. ies hang,much better "if lined The! comest • within the Plant To Pros- , Head Courier News want lining also helps to prevent fading ! per col "P e tition. There are 32 ten- caused by light and sunshine, j a " t>s on .. the 1520-acre plantation Many draperies are interlined with drapery flannel to make them light proof, and hang in deep, smooth folds. Sometimes draperies made of material that has an interesting weave is. left unlined so that the. light can show up the beautv of the design and texture No. IH38P Electric Light -for the Farmstead, give other pointers on home .'ighting. Anyone can get a copy free by : writing to the United -States Department of Agriculture, Washington. D. c. Interior Decorating With Nature lavishly decorating ,Uie outdoors with brilliant colors, 'home interiors appear somewhat at a disadvantage, says Miss Cora Lee Colemah; county home demonstration agent. 7 For housewives who wish "to cap; lure some of these enchanting col- '•or harmonies and bring them into their homes to enjoy all winter, Sue Marshall of .'the Univer- . sity "jof •: Arkansas College, of ^A who participated. Mr. and Mrs. Greene Payne, who farm 26 acres/were also county ! winners in the Tenant Division and so received a prize of $10 in cash ' for the Courier News award and won third honors in the Arkansas State Competition for which they of the material. Miss Marshall! wln 1- eeefve $50 cash to make a says. j total of $75 already received. In j Draperies may be used for draw addition they are entered in the j . ' , . fc Cll^AAl^ Crrnlroi- nr\-»i9-f\r,l- ^JT IL._ -»^-r.•»<-«__ 11 t 'curtains, thus eliminating window shades. For further information about selecting and making window draperies see you county home demonstration. agent for a copy of "Farmers' Bulletin No. 1633, '"Window Curtaining." 4-H Club News Notes Progressive .4-H Club Tli e organizing of .the Progressive culture,- suggests' that window]' 4 " 11 9 lub was a special occasion <? r*ctr\o >*$ ft o »r> I-M-* A *.c i-t t^ ' i' .' i _. _ _ ' C5 Yl f? tvi 11 Wi**. 1 /^*-*l*^%^l .._ .~ "draperies is one of the best places to 'introduce color in 1 home decoration, since they are not handled or used enough .to soil the light ^colors, or wear the delicate, fabrics. f^Draperies may serve one or more of several treatment, ;They may purposes' in 'window Miss Marshall , says, form a frame for a view of . the. outdoors. In this case .they .should -not" extend out- over .the: window proper.' They may pften the lines ,' of the woodwork around" the windows or they may be itised to- change the proppr.tions t dt;.the window. For exampie, the extension specialist says, windows that are too tall /and narrow for the adjoining wall space inay have their apparent height reduced by setting the draperies over -. oh the the space exposed. The.' apparent height of in combination with intertilled row because the timber seasons more crops will be 30 cents an acre in- I slowly. Too, Mr. Shulley said that stead of 37M: cents an acre. All soil-building payments are made from the soil-building allowance set up for each individual farm. Beets Prove To Be Economical Feed For Hoe* added. However, fanners are in a better More Lig-bt K^commended position to make adjustments uu-' More li<-ht is possible in many der the agricultural adjustment ' .reach to the floor. Another purpose. homes with the rauid growth' according to and will be looked upon as a means of recreation and the obtaining of knowledge of the better living conditions of rural homes, in the opinion of its members. The club hopes to be an example of a wide awake group of farm boys and girls • Members are not organized in any particular school for many have finished high school and some are in college. Members have worked out definite plans for each month. "We endorse-the Art and Crafts Club sponsored by the County Council of 4-H Clubs. We will conduct a;! yard and garden in the beautifi- i cation scheme, have picture studies of famous painters, have book reviews by good authors, study poems of southern writers, study handicraft and learn of record books and | how to keep them accurately,"'they announced. .'..... Officers for the coming year axe: president, Opal Love; vice president, Kenneth Matthews; secre-i sweepstakes contest of the MidSoutr- for the sweepstakes farmer and the Tenant - Division, which carrier a total of prizes amounting to $750 cash and they also receive a trip '• to Memphis Dec. 17 where they will' be guests of k The Commercial Appeal for an all day of entertainment. Thirty-five acres .are,- farmed by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hardin who won $10 cash in the Rechtin contest which was also judged by the same standards as the county Plant- To Prosper 'competition. Mr. and Mi's. Jim Gude will receive $5 for third honors. Roasting turkey with the backup most-of the time is one of the speciaL.tricks forgetting the';thighs^ well 'done without cooking* the meat' off the end of the breast-bone. LIQUOR.- .Wholesaler* 'Distributors • Little Hock. Fon LHEAT nee ded with, or without, a blower. . . Miss Marshall for which draperies j tary, Kathelene Medlock; treasurer program. Particularly important is. cf 'rurar^.ctric lines. Where new - , rp ™ in times „ the country power* g a hom mosu elec- A unique feeding plan for hogs has been worked out by p. A Rogers, of Clear Lake Farm, which has proved one of the most economical methods of this type ever known to extension agents. Prom four acres of stock beets insects and fungi do not attack wood out of doors in cold weather and by the time warm weather arrives, the wood will be partly seasoned and less susceptible to attack This is the reason, Mr. Shulley said, that winter cutting is advantageous, and not because there i? smaller amount of moisture or sap in the wood in winter, as it Is popularly believed. On the contrary j there is practically no difference in the moisture content of green j wood in winter and summer. 'When proper storage or handling is impracticable, winter cutting is best, the Extension forester said° : ' } Good cold-weather meals can in- i elude sliced apples and carrots fried together and served with pork' or ham. Other good dishes are I CI IPArl «l^^Ort** f , .*.,•. tl — -J »!• * . i Is now facing. Agriculture is better ' of the users are installing prepared than at any time in its fixtures. But in homes wh history' to make necessary changes j tricity has been available for some to meet the .neds set up in the time, mam- farm families can re- national defense program through j model their existing lighting sys- the machinery now provided. 1 tern without much expense to pro- Fanners, he pointed out. have j vide better light with less glare, come a long :\vay since 1933 under says Miss Cora Lee< Coleman, coun- their farm program. For instance, ty home demonstration agent, income of Arkansas agriculture to-' Lighting experts, according to tilled $159,583,000 last year as com-' Mrs. Ida A. Penton of the Uni- MR. FARMER We have a demonstrator MASSEY HARRIS TRIPPER COMBINE .be ' just the of a room from a draperies H thing needed in and life to; Jeane Matthews; reporter, Paul! 'Shaw; sponsor for girls, Mrs. Joe! t Thompson. Mrs. Raymond Starner I ViMrs. Roy White; sponsors for boys n Joe Thompson. Max Ilsaacs and having drab or neutral- col- Arnold Phillips. h« grew enough beets to feed 150 sliced apples scalloped with shred- head of hogs from June 5 and has enough on hand to continue this feed at least until Jan. i. The yield per acre was 37 te tons which was grown • at a nominal cost. The beets; sown April i with 15 pounds to the acre, cost seven cents per pound. The seed was planted in 36-Inch rows and very Jtttle work was required for the care, s, ' * . •. "> In aiklitibo to providing whole«o»e feed at amtU cost, the beets alio are ready for consumption at i time.when pwtures are "short" " n»ny Imners have to purchase * r their, hpfs-when fattening ded cabbage or with sweet potatoes and apples fried with onions. Oi the recent form tour, farmer* TOP PRICES PAID FOR SOY BEANS CORN RUSSELt BAKHAM'S RED TOP GIN Phone 273 North City Limits On Highway 61 AT A BARGAIN PRICE Either Power-Shaft 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 LEE WILSON & CO. WILSON, ARK. 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 SuperFIame. This kerosene will save you money over a season. That's because it burns dean in incubators and brooders.There's no odor or gases to kill the hatch. Let me supply you with Sinclair SuperFIame Kerosene and other Sinclair produces when my truck calls at your farm. 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