The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1944 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, October 6, 1944
Page 6
Start Free Trial

BLYTHEVlLLfi (ARK.) COURIER NEWS In tt» InteKK of Fum Families of Tbii '.Agricultural Section, FARM NEIVS-FEAJ URES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,. 1944. Enter the PJBntftxPrQspfr Contests sponsored by" th'e Conner News and Commercial Appeal. Use Cold Frame For! Late Garden 1 Temporary Structures Can Be Inexpensive, Miss Coleman Says v^ Permanent liutbeds or cold frames or temporary " structures of this type can. be used to extend the garden season from three to six weeks, according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, home demonstration agent. Farm families were unable to grow B Fnll'garden • because of-the late summer drought may provide a part of •. (Heir .'heeds by growing certain crops in cold frames, '••. Vegetables such as spinach .turnips, radishes, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, uects and Chinese cabbage, according;,to Earl J. Allen, extension .. horticulturist, will stand llRht frosts my may be grown In cold frames in late fall or winter with no artificial hent. Where temporary frames must be constructed, Allen says that Inexpensive, low grade, one-inch lumber may be used for the sides and ends and Utat burlap sacking or other cheap cloth mnleiinl iuch ns muslin or cheesecloth may be used for covering. Tlie temporary frame may be innde any size, but generally is made 6 feet wide and as long ns Is deslicd, The fi-foot width permits cultivation from both sides of the bed. '•The burlap covering may be made to roll uji on a 6-foot pole so TTiat the frame can be uncovered during the warmer weather and during the day in cooler weather. The frame, wlien ixjssible, should be locate^ on the south side of buildings, walls or other types' o[ windbreak or hcnt reflector. The cold Irame should be placed east and west and fur enough away from liny building so ihnl water will not drip on It from the eaves. One pair of Iowa pigeons built their nest entirely of wire hairpins. Published By The Delta Implement Co., BIythcville Vol.3 Friday, October C "The questionnaires sent farmers by our - county njrcnts on thu equipment needed In make (he 1945 crop :ire very important. If O'ou rave not filled out yours and returned .it io the county-agent's office, please do so ,' at once . . . It is believed that tliis question- naire "ill show .'equipment shortages in iMis- "gippi County thai will! result in larger ' quotas of new implements next year. -DI- C. M. Culloin, heart of our smithy, will be -bnck on the job Monday. He has been on tbe .sick 'list for the past five weeks. DI- equipment delUenes of (he past week include a combine ..motor to Gene McGuire, of'No. it; an elevator for soybeans or corn to liurdick G'm, of l,e<uhulle; and a 4-row rotan hoe to B. C. Land Co., of Lciichvitle. -DI- -~~R C Riggs, of Half Moon, lins for sale a >. used Albs (Jlw)incis li Tractor wilh Jr cultivator, .plow, and power' takeoff. This equipment is in good condition. -DI- In our shops this past week: a Farmall 11 for minor repairs for Ben Holly, of Cooler; an International D-30 truck for repairs for Ney Hunt, of Manila; and a Farmall to have Solution 100 put into the tires for J. II. OtiHey, farming East of ISIylheville. m If you have a used tractor for sale let us know . . . We've quite a number of prospective buyers we can pul you in touch with . . . Tbe same applies lo other farm cauin- ment. OP YOUR ALBUM BOM'f HAVI IT ITHCK HALFWAY Plant-Prosper Books Due Soon Competing Farmers Must Hove Records In By October 14 By WAI/l'Ell DURHAM Director, j'l«nt TO Prosper Bureau "Let the record speak for itself." That is a lc|»nl axiom older thun the comuieiitni-les of Btackslone and Kent, and It's exactly what 114,000 MldSouth fanners, participating in the 1944 Phuit To Prosper and Livc- At-Homc Competitions, sponsored by The Commercial Appeal nnd the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, are doing as they go about the profitable business of harvesting lush crops this Pull. flecorils Will S;ieak Records of these fanners, many of whom arc enjoying the best financial year In their history, are going to speak volumes when they arc presented to County Judging Committees. They -are going to show unprecedented food and feed production despite a jnbor shorttige; they are going to outline Boll conservation and crop diversification practice thai will win the acclaim of agricultural leaders of four stales and, best of nil, they will demonstrate how Southern farmers have dedicated themselves to the Nation's war effort. -• Record books of competing farm-! ers, which are now undergoing final revision, must be submitted to farm agents of Die respective counties of. Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri by Saturday night, Oct. 14 for enrollees to be eligible for state and sweepstakes prizes totaling 53B50. Records received after the (lead- line will not lie considered in the county judging even though they excel the records of those submitted on lime. As the deadline nears, extension agents and Farm Security Administration supervisors of the four stales are busy jnnking final plaits for selecting county winners to com- pcle in the state judging. Most County Judging Committees, headed by the county agent, nnd composed of the home demonstration n(;ent, FSA supervisors and business men selected by Ihe committee chairman, will Ukc the'field on Monday, Oct. 10 lo pick their oul- slandlng farm families in the contests. The Plant To Prosper Executive Committee, with a representative membership from the competing slates, has decreed that all county judging must be completed by Nov 1. State judging will begin the first 1 week of November. Committees Named The Arkansas Committee will be headed by Mrs. Lib B. Dickerspu, extension home management specialist; the Tennessee Committee by District Extension Agent Judd 3rooks; the Mississippi Committee by W. C. Mims, district extension agent, and the Missouri Committee by C. 0. Kearno, state extension agent. State prizes in Plant to Prosper will be MOO for the first to botli tenants nnd landowners; $15 for second nnd $50 for third. In addition .Ihere will be a $500 grand sweepstakes prize to the best farmer in the four states, landowner or tenant; n $250 tenant swecp- stnkes award, and » $200 home improvement prize, open only to tenants and sharecroppers. In the Livc-al-Home compeltlion for negro farmers, Ihc sweepstakes prize will be $250, nnd there will be a S100 icimnt sweepstakes award State prizes to both landowners and tenants or sharecroppers are $50 for first, $25 for second, $15 for third .and $10 for fourth. All county winners in Plant to Prosper will be invited to the 11th annual midSouth Farm Forum and Plant to Prosper Rally in Memphis Dec. 10. while Live-at-Home winners will attend the rally at Ma- Higher Yield Of Hybrid Corn Offsets Cost Of Planting Seed .Very few people In Mississippi Counly question the ability of adapted hybrid corn varieties lo out- yield any of the- best open pollinated corns. However, Ihe Extension Service and Experiment Stations continue to rtm tests to convince these few and to reaffirm the many who have followed the county agents' recommendations that planting adapted hybrids is profitable regardless of Ihc higher cost of plaining seed. 1014 was another good year for hybrids to "show their powers" over open pollinalcd corn because of the dry summer season, according to Keith J. Bllbrey, county agent. Mildred Bunch of Yarbro, a University of Arkansas graduate wilh considerable experience in crop experimental work, conducted a corn variety Ust this year which Included 12 hybrids and one of the leading pollinated varieties. The leading hybrid yielded 81.4 bushels per acre and Ihe poorcsl yield came from Ihe open pollinated St. Chns. White, 47.1 bushels per acre. The St. Chas. corn was from good seed that had been crib selected for 15 years. The corn was planted April 14. A good rain followed a few days after planting. The next rain came 47 day's later on June 2. Tasseling started about June 24. Fifty-four days after June 2 n shower fell, nnd five'days later a fairly good rain came. The hybrid varieties used and their yields In this test were as follows: stalk of these hybrids if you care to sec them. Change Rations Of PullefFlock To Laying Mash Changing Ihe feed for a flock of pullets to provide laying mash in Ihe place of growing mash should be made 30 to 45 days before tile pullets are expected lo start lay- Ing, according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration iiL'ent. The change In mashes ehoulil be made gradually over a. period of 1 to 10 days, she said A pullet that is just starting .0 lay must use her feed for body growth and eg? production, * so should be kept before the pullets at all times. Egg production is a drain on body reserves, [hough, anil grain, which Is used for body fat and keeping tiie body warm, ihould be fed ralher heavily lo pullets lhat arc ready to lay and just starting to lay. Since pullets must have a reserve of body fat for heavy winter egg productions In late summer nnd early fall, especially, grain feeding should be given special ntteiitlon. drain may be fed nights and mornings, the pullets beinij given what they will readily clean up I:: 30 minutes in the morning and all they will rat in the late afternoon. Willie grain must befedsparlngly to old hens or they will set too fat for heavy egg production, Miss Cclcnmn explained, It Is difficult to get pullets too fat. During the ear- ly fall and winter, pullets will eat nore grain than mash, in some fn- ctanccs, the grain eaten may be two three times as heavy as the sli consumed. .81.4 bu. pcrncn> .80.0 .17.1 .15.7 . 74.3 .14.3 .74.3 .72.8 .70.0 .70.0 .68.5 G-713 G-708 . G-711 . G-40 . O-702 . G-88 . EX3428 G-135 . G-10G . EX3427 O-Z44 . G-52GW 08.5 St. Chas. Wlilte...47.1 Mr. Bllbrey, county asent. pointed out that, the main thing a one year test like this sliov.-s is the increased yielding ability of most of the hybrids over the best open pollinated corns we can pinnt. He said it was iccessary to study the yields of hybrids for three or four years before determining which ones arc the highest yicldeis. For example, In this particular test, G-244 yielded about 12 bushels less than the Icacl^ ing variety. G-244 is one of the best liked hybrid corns In this county but planted on this particular date the dry weather hurt it because II-Is .1 quick maturing corn and matured during the dryesl part of the year. Tills' corn 'plot is located just south of Hlldrcd Bunch's home" on Highway 01 near Ynrbro. You still have the opportunity of observing the vegetative growth and size of nassas High School In Memphis Dec. 8. A Certificate of Honor, testifying lo Ihe winner's ability and industry as a farmer, will be presented to all county winners In both competitions. IAV1 MONIY-1 ••!!«• «f TMfcl* gb» y«i 1* f<B«M ft pmM, IAVS TIMI-TWt'i no • ••4 t« •irape.vff •habby welfpapir. Tichid* wolli nay b* qutckty waih*d with mllef soap anrf water. * GOES ON OVER OLD WALLPAPER! QUICK TO DRY I EASY TO APPLY I • Think of redecorating • room between breakfait end lunchl You can with TWchlde — Pitt«burgh'» amazing new development In well paint. Two houn it plenty of time to apply •.Tfechlda. THEN ONLY ONE HOUR FOR t)RYINQl You lave on labor costs— tav» the expense of icraping off old wallpaper— and rave on tho cost'of paint.TVchide is ideal for p»int- lag over wallpaper, piaster, brick, etc. PITTSBURGH PAINTS HADE IN I COLOI AMD «mm MISS. COUNTY LUMBER CO. (Formerly Ark-Mo Lumber Co.) BLYTHEVILLE :- : ARKANSAS A common practice among soma successful jwultrymen Is to leave grain before their pullets at all limes. This, of course, is in a^j. (Ion lo the mash or pullets. MISSOURI FARMS For Good Choke Bottom or Hill Farms at liareitln Vrlces S K li T. II. VINYARI), FAHMS FOR SALE, 42^ VINE ST., rOl'LAtt BLUFF, MO. DO YOU WANT A COMBINATION CREEK BOTTOM AND HILL FARM? HERE IT IS! Very productive tractor operated creek bottom for row crops. Slop- Ing hills for pasture. High ground for buildings. Fine large spring runs Uirough farm for live stock. 202 acres, 112 in cultivation. 00 in woods & pasture. Two sels uf good buildings, Fenced and cross fenced. 8 miles So. W. Poplar Whiff on County road. Iti-'l), KKA available, y. mite <o school, bus (o High School. Taxes $30. I'rice $7600. Cash down §3800. Balance $100 wilh C'/, inlcresl per year. T. H.VINYARD, Dealer, Poplar Bluff, Mo. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW- WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Belt Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Glimmers Hubbard Hardware Co. Servlni Blythevffle Z5 Teat* No need to tell >ou, >ou know your John DeereTuctor has the built-in quality and strength 10 deliver year >ftcr year seruce, but it nwds a thorough check-up 10 keep going »t p«k efficiency. Let our John Deere trained service roan keep your tractor running like new- He'll replace old, Roro'parts with new onti lighten eury pl«ce thai needs tightening ,. . make necessary adjustments ... put jour tractor in first-clajj running order. He hss the ' know-how" to mike it per- form like new, bring back that power, punch and stamina. We'd like to talk it over with you and give you an estimate. We know you want to make that tractor last and produce, and we want to help you. IT IS MORE U ITANT THAN EVER THIS \ i Missco Implement Co. OSCEOLA. *,• . . ^ 'oiiv 1 :»W*«»^ri!'*. ...-"__ • . 5M»if«liilil8lMiali5i^^'^__ ^ America's Largest Airline Relies On Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil Exclusively America's largest airline, American Airlines, Inc., relies on Sin- '^ clair Pennsylvania Motor Oil exclusively to lubricate its great fleet of *• Flagships. Give your car the same protection given costly airplane .,<• motors. Ask your Sinclair Dealer for Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil. ,• It lasts so long it saves you money—gives your car safer, quieter :.i lubrication. ' [ . J. ALLEN PkeieZIIS ~ Afeit ~]*, Ark. % One of America's vital production lines is riaht ?^y ~ » i in your barn. YOUR milk fights for Victory. We .may help you produce MORE? Save Mil(c,Raise Husky Calves CALF STARTEN& Ono bag of Calf Slailena replaces 40 gallons milk — giov/s big, vigorous calves. Saves time, labor and money. There's LOTS of MILK in . PURINA COW CHOW Feed a proven dairy feed buill to help keep cows in condition for capacity produclion and long milking life. For Capacity Production, Feed Dry & Freshening Cow Chow Helps keep down calving (roubles, sleps up milk produclion, belps produce a strong vigorous cal|. Ask us. SAVE M DAIRY RINSE 3 lb. can makes 500 gallons c[|oc- • live solution. Germ killer, deodorizer. • Dissolves readily in water. 1 lable- spoon to 3 gallons. Purina CHLORENA POWDER FUGEItOOKS TMUi>.|»W..TiViMir Fi'i'iltn^ IVolili-m* Ask us for books on. farm feeding,' managfimont and sanitation. Fas' Gains on »f. ip Rabbit Chow m, \i* v f Comes as complete B J^ ralionorsupplement r * ipple lorhoy. Easy lo feed —economical. L K. Ashcraft Co. Blk. S. of Frisco Depot; Phone 403 ;k-

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free