The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 22, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 22, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1940 Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This ' * *" 'Agricultural Section. Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. AAA Program Requires Observance Of Aoorov- ed Practices In. 1-941 • A new provision of the AAA program for 1941 which is of importance to all farmers of the county, according to J. J-. Pickren, county agent, is one that specifies that ; no conservation payments will be made to persons who fail to carry out ap'proved erosion -coutiol measures on land under his control to the extent that any part of the land has become an erosion hazard in 1941- to other land. ^Another : new regulation, Mr. Pickren said, is one providing that if certain practices carried out under previous programs are not maintained until full benefit to the land is derived, deductions from payments will be made equal to the amount that would have been paid - for such practice under the 1941 program. Penalties in both these provisions depend on rulings of the ment of Agrici 'county committees. Miss Colcman. No conservation payments will be made to new cotton farms, that is, farms on which cotton is planted in. 1941 for the first time since January i; -1938 and the permitted acreage - for such farms cannot exceed 50 per cent of the county factor.' last year such permitted acreage could equal the county factor. * On farms having cotton, rice, wheat or _tobacco allotments, 25 per cent,of the cropland must be grown to erosion-resisting and soil- conserving crops. 'A deduction of $5 an acre is provided for each acre by which the minimum acreage of such crops -is not reached. This complies to farms in all counties • except'OBaxter/Benton, Boone, Carroll, Independence, Madison, Marion, part of Randolph, Sharp, Stone and Washington, which are designated- as "A" area counties. The 1941 AAA program in these counties . will operate' under the same general instructions and regulations'- as Were^used for administering l the program "-iri "A" area counties in "'18(40.-- -*" ".^-- -'. Under -the ^1940VprogTamV farms in-counties not in the "A" area were < limited as to the amount of soil-depleting crops they could grow-'-but'this year there will be no total soil-depleAing allotments, only special crop allotments for such crops as cotton, wheat, rice, and tobacco and no allotments will be established for food crops. AAAPROVIDIS D art Or All Of Payments Can Be Withheld For Condemned Acts One of the "general provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment program that has been continued and expanded in 1941 is one that payments to farmers are restricted to effectuation of the purposes of the program, according to J. J. Pickren county agent of North Mississispp county. All or part of any payment which otherwise would be made to any person under the 1941 program Mr. Pickren said, may be withheld or required to be returned .(a) i he adopts or has adopted any practices which tends to defeat any of the purposes of the 1941 or.previous An inexpensive movable cupboard for canned food is shown in the agricultural conservation programs, above picture made in the office of Miss Cora Lee Ooleman, horn demonstration agent here. This cupboard was built to specifications recommended by the Arkansas Extension Service and the U. S. Department of Agriculture and will be used for demonstration purposes by 1940 Successful Year For Home Garden's Production Reports from home gardens indicate that 1940 has been a most successful year from the standpoint of continuous production through spring, summer and fall, .nereased variety of vegetables in the garden, and the adoption of jood cultural practices. In order for 1941 to be as successful, or even better, it is time to start thinking planning and doing. First, if there has been any considerable amount of diseased crops in the garden, the crop residue should be cleaned off and burned. If the garden has been free disease, however, it is better Cheap Portable Food Pantry Recommended For Farm Homes A portable food pantry which can be built of first) class material C9sting no more than $3.50 is rec- olnmended for farm homes lacking provision for pantry, space by Miss Cora Lee Coleman, women's home demonstration agent. "The storage of "canned products has long been a problem .0 : many of our housewives," Miss Coleman said. "Many times cartons of canhe'd fruit are found on the floor, under beds or stacked one on the other. This, method of'stor- ing canned food is most unsatisfactory because it is hard to find the food when wanted and is often in the way of Bother activities that must be per formed in the kitchen." To overcome these dift'icultie 84 riu-aV^puse^vAves in North Mis- sissipiJi^Gounty' 'have built portable pantries such'as that illustrated in the photograph on this page. I may be easily moved as any othei piece'of furniture and overcomes he objection of. building equipment nto someone else's property and having, to leave it when a mova s made to another. place^ This piece of equipment may be ined with asbestos- or the jars nay be wrapped in old newspapers making an insulation iigainst cold and averting one of the common hazards, the bursting of jars b> freezing. This pantry is designed to hold the canned food budget for a family of five. It contains six shelves with a capacity on each shelf for 36 quart jars. If first class material is bought the pantry may be made for about '$3.50, but if scrap lumber is used and the work the farmer in his spare time:the cost is negligible. • : ,•'. ._.,£. ; • Complete specifications for" making the cupboard may be obtained from the agricultural extension offices at Osceola and Blytheville. of any corpora- ion, partnership, estate, trust, or any other device, or in any manner vhatsoever, he has offset, or had participated in offsetting, in whole or in part, the performance for which such payment is otherwise authorized, or (c) if, in respect to grazing land, forest land or woodland owned or controlled by him,.he adopts or has adopted any practice which is contrary to sound conservation practices. Some such practices, Mr. Pickren said, include forcing tenants or sharecroppers to pay to the landlord all or a portion of any ernment payment due them; bonus of to leave the residue on the ground to be plowed under. The next step Is to apply a heavy coating of manure, as much as 10 to 20 tons per acre if available. Third, plow the garden in late fall or early winter. Pall or eary winter plowing wil help destroy many injurious insects that over-winter in the soil and will place the manure in the ground where it will start decomposing so that the food elements it carries, will be available for garden crops as soon as they are planted next spring. That very serious pest—scale- has been found infecting the broad- leafed evergreens, ligustrums, and cuonymoiis. The safest remedy to use as a control measure is to spray the plants with a mixture of yellow laundry soap and water. Use one pound of soap dissolved in six gallons of water. Two or three applications may be necessary for complete control. If fine leafed evergreens, the junipers, and arborvitaes • turn reddish brown in winter, it may be a sign of lack of moisture. Giving these plants a good soaking one-fourth sand, if practical, small plants should be placed in small containers and shifted to larger containers when they become pot- bound. It is rather curious that house plants do not bloom well until the plant becomes root-Dound; therefore, earlier bloom will result if the plant is first grown in a small container and shifted to larger ones as needed. Any container larger than 2V& inches in diameter should have some drainage in the, bottom. This may be provided by placing coarse grave or broken pottery in the botton c!' the container. red with a piece of cotton muslin. A general precaution to keep in mind through all the steps is that upholstering should be put on very ightly so that there will be no vrinkles or bulky places visible after the chair has been used for some time, Miss Bates says. Cranberry quality should not be based on color. Color in cranberries indicates variety, just as in dark red and bright red apples COMPLETE LINE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES Call 16 DELTA OFFICE SUPPLY STORK R.I?, and Ash Sts. The way l to pick good cranberries ] is to choose those that look fresh and plump, have a high luster, and feel firm. TOP PRICES .'PAID FOR. SOY BEANS CORN RUSSELL BARHAM'S RED TOP GIN Phone 273 North City Limits On Highway 61 Farm Woman's News Corner Or. Saliba's Clinic EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT 128 E. Kentucky. Ave., Corner Franklin &. Kentucky GLASSES FITTED J. A. Saliba, M.D., M.E., Pb.G - Office Phone 418, Res. 410 renting in which a .landlord requires his tenants to pay, Sa addition to customary .rental, money or service equivalent to all or a portion of "the money the tenants would receive from the program; omitting names from applications for payment or showing incorrect acreage; taking assignments osteri^ sibly covering Advances'of money or supplies but actually for a purpose not permitted by assignment regulations; offsetting performance by complying with regulations on one farm and offsetting this by farming •operations on another farm iiv which he has a financial interest and., the policies of .which he is in a;"position''to control; "cash renting to another person who he knows or has reason to believe will off sett performance by overplanting! if we have a dry fall will help them through the whiter. Mulching with pine needles or straw will hep conserve moisture. Dahlias should be cut back to 6- inch stalks after first killing- frosts or after the plants have fully matured. While dahlias may not be injured by freezing of the ground every winter, it is advisable to • dig up the clumps each year in order to divide the roots. Undivided clumps will not produce desirable blooms. Allow the clumps to stay in the soil for 10 days to two weeks Repair Shop. Important . Place On Farm Today The coming of the automobile has meant' that many rural blacksmiths have'gone out of business, and their- successors, the rural garage operators, often are not interested in or acquainted with the repair of farm equipment. Consequently, most farmers must do their own repair work, and this situation makes the farm shop one of the most valuable buildings on a Mississippi County farm, says J. J. Pickren; county agent. If a farm has a shop, repair work can be done during the winter and on rainy. : days when outside work is impossible, thus assuring the equipment's being ready when it is ,needed and. making for better utilization of the farmer's time, according to Earl L,. Arnold of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, If the farm shop is to be available for use on rainy days, it must have a good roof; and some means of heating should be provided so it can be used in cold weather, the Extension agricultural engineer, says. Also he recommends thnt the shop have a door large enough to admit most of the .equipment used on the farm. Every farm shop should be provided with a few wood-working, a few metal-working, and a few harness repair tools, the exact ones depending upon the particular farm. A forge is desirable in most shops; arid other tools needed include saws, hammers, drills, wrenches, a grinder, files, chisels, 'a vise, an anvil, and a plane. Says Dairy Cow Nesds Two-Months Rest Period A good dairy cow that has worked hard for 10 months of the year should be given' a 2-month rest period, advises J. J. Pickren, county agent. than any other. If the cow is still producing a large quantity of milk at the end of 10 months, she should be dried off by being taken off protein feed and pasture and being given a limited amount of water for a few days,'the Extension animal husbandman advises. During the rest period the cow should be given a fitting feed that will supply a variety of proteins, ample carbohydrates and fats, a mineral. ..content that will meet every need, and a rich supply of vitamins. Palatability, digestibility, and' laxativeness of the ration is important.. The cow should be fed an ample amount of this ration for rebuilding her body so that when she freshens she can produce milk on her highest plane. However, do not feed too heavily the last 10 days before calving, Mr Carruth warns. A very bulky and laxative ration should be fed 'this time. Equal parts of ground oats and wheat bran is an excellen Softness or hardness of lard makes a difference in pooking. Soft lards are oily and hard to distribute and combine in batter; so they are not as pood for making a cake as. sol id ards that cream well. This rest period is the most im- f eed during this period, portant feeding period in the year | ; One lamp can often serve two o v three people who are reading or sewing if the chairs are arranged well and the lamp placed where it will throw a light. after cutting back for thorough ripening. Use ':care in digging.]so Ithat the .narrow, neck which/•cpn- •hects the-tuber and the clump-is foot injured, or the tender skin.of the neck is not broken, because the -.result will be a blind tuber. When "the clumps have dried out so the soil shakes freely from them,_ they .•may be stored for the winter where ; they will neither freeze nor dry ,put completely. A storage place good for Irish potatoes will also bt igood for dahlia roots. They may to stored in pits or mounds if neces sary. ; • A good soil for potted plants should consist of one-hal good garden loam soil, The first step in re-upholstering an old chair is to rip off all the old coverings, says Miss Bates, extension house furnishing specialist at the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The old covering should be saved, however, she adds, because. it can sometimes be used as a pattern for cutting out the new. Also, if it is. leather, the scraps can be used to make a leather hassock. The old padding comes off next, and it is a good idea to notice where it has slipped and worn down so that extra reinforcements can be put there. After the cotton lorsehair or sisal padding is re- noved and the chair swept out, the prings should be repaired. If some ire broken, they should be re placed, but usually they need onlj ,o be straightened and retted. Eaci spring should be tied in eigh Dlaces. A spring that is tied less ;han that is not so durable. A piece of muslin or other cotton material is tacked over the springs to keep the padding from oing through, and upon this goes the horsehair, or other springy material. This first layer of springy material should be evenly distributed, and thte thicker it is the better the job will turn out in the end. A cotton batt is used for the top layer. Sometimes, when the padding in a chair is not too badly matted and broken up, it can be used over again, but a new batt will give the outside surface of the chair a enough ciVcte of rotted leaf mold or manure, an smoother appearance.. The padding is then fastened to the springs with long curved needles and -long stitches, and if the outside cover is not to be put on until other parts of the chair are completed the padding should be cov- MR. FARMER We have a demonstrator MASSEY-HARRIS TRIPPER COMBINE 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. 0. B. Wilson, Ark. WE HAVE UP-TO-DATE REPAIR STOCK FOR TRIPPER COMBINES WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS LEE WILSON & CO. iWltSON, ARK. It's always a good plan to have some raw fruits or vegetables in each day's meals. They furnish vitamins, and they give a variety in texture and flavor, making the meals more interesting. COAL Grade—Low Price Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 Harry Bailey's • • •• ' m & CURVE-IN STATION On Highway 61 North BIG RODEO if the cow is fittctd in condition and made ready for her next lactation period, says Paul Carruth of ( the University of Arkansas College j of Agriculture. Cows will utilize \ feed more efficiently at this time CALL FOR BEST FLOUR FORFINEST RESULTS • 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 Sinclait 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 clean 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 products when my truck calls at your farm. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2 P. M. FSSE MUVKKY W. Main St, Phoae 15 —^^^^^^BM^^^ 96-48-24 pound Sires in TOWEL BAGS S pound size in paper bag •#• Let me deliver to your farm Agenf Sine/air-Refining Company (fnc.j * B. I ALLEN 6C501M • Only Zenith Has This! Built-in movable Wavemagnet .-U.S. patents 12164251 and 2200674—enables reception where other portables fail... bryour money back! Operates on self-contained battery . .. or plugs into 110 volt AC-DC . 6D525 • Ctmpact bit mighty! Listen to your favorite team... 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