The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 4, 1949
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT FRIDAY,.NOVEMBER 4, 1949 BLYtHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NE Selected Balanced Farming Winners George I. Rogers Takes fop Honor Landowner. Division Award Goes to Man Who Won Last Year '-.' Georg^ T. Rogers, who farms 40 • acres near Leachvllle, for the second straight year, has won top • honors In the Landowner Division • of Mississippi County's Balanced Farming competition. . The announcement of the 1943 winners In the county competition was made this week by Keith J. • Bilbrey, county agent for North . Mississippi County. • Mr. Rogers, who carried off the 1948 honors, was selected as the 1949 winner In the final judging last r week, winning over George T. Ricn- t ardson, another 40-acre farmer near Burdette. They were the only two contestants In the white division of the contest this year, i By.' winning first place In the landowner division Mr. Rogers will receive a $50 cash prize offered by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Com: pany, one of the. sponsors of the competition In the county. Mr. Richardson will receive a $25 cash prize as second place money. Mr. Rogers; a 39-year-old World War II veteran lives with his wife on his 40-acre farm east of Leachville near the Whlsp community, fie was Judged ss the winner of the 1949 competition on the basis of the general Improvements about his farm and home during the past ye*r. : Mabel Many Improvements Among these'improvements are included the re-finishing of the interior of his home, the purchasing of a home freezing unit, the establishing of a four-acre permanent pasture and the planting ol his entire farm in winter cover crops. From his 40-acre farm, Mr. Roger! this year realized five sources of cash Income whereas most larm- . «r» of his calibre rc!y rlmost solely on one or two. "•• . . His aources Included a cotton crop, soybeans, hogs, and dairy and poultry products; And to prove his financial achievements on his farm Mr. Rogers, during the past year, ramde three annual.payments on his farm* which he purchased through the Farmers Home Administration. bMteid ofthe reciulrcd one. , •Itr. Rogers,-: during the past year, approximately 14 years but has :' owned his farm for only two years. ,Th« remainder ol, his agricultural •experience was obtained as a tenant and a sharecropper. Both he and his wife, Emma, are . active In -Farm Bureau, church, school and other community work. Formerly Wu Sharecropper - The second place winner, his wife and, 11-year-old son reside on their "40-acre farm east of Burdette and have made marked progress during • the past year. Mr. Richardson rose from a sharecropper to a land owner in the shert period of eight years and : a now recognized as —Courier News Fhoios Mi-Una llyrtl Francis White A'U'KNl) i-ll MEETING—Two 4-H Club members, named from the' 11G9 members, as the County Champion Boy and County Champion GirJ in North Mississippi County, are in Uttle Rock today and the annual 4-H Congress goes into its. closing sessions. Meltha Byrd of Leachville and Francis White from the Armorci club were the county winners. The Congress opened in Little Rock yesterday. Francis has completed work In the better electric methods project, served as president of his club, and competed a swine project. Meltha assisted in the organization bl the Leacn- vltle club this year, coached a 4-H Basketball team, gave demonstrations on home improvement to 4-H and Home Dembiistrations'clubs In thfe county and at the Batesville Experiment station. one of the leading small farmers In that vicinity. During: the past year Mr, Rtch- tirdso'n Improved his farm through the development of a three-acre permanent pasture, the completion of a new barn and the addition of livestock, which a year ago were absent from his land. He has conducietl a successivil drainage campaign which has Increased the productivity of hts farm. The addition ol a pure bred gilt has supplied him with source ot Income In addition to his field crops as he now has 22 head of hogs on his Ian.!. Tt''> was his first year to try Balanced Fariniu,,- c"*>"etl- tlon. The record book used hy Mr. and Mrs. Rogers on svhtcVt was kept ttie itemized account of the progress made on their farm during the past year has.been entered in the state Balanced'Farrnmg competition and W95 being judged along with those of other- county winners this week. Last year Mr. and Airs. Rogers ranked fourth In the district competition but .did not place in the state contest.-, Negro Winners Announced Winners in four divisions of the county's Live-At-Home competition for Negro farmers were also announced by Mr. Bilbrey, The Live- At-Home competition is a part of the Balanced Farming contest but is open only to Negro families. County winners in the Live-At- Home competition were: Land Owner Home Improvement Division — M, C. Williams, Route Three, Blytheville, first place; Amus Thomas, Route One, Tyronza. second place.. Land Owner Live-At-Home Division—Charley Murry. Route Three, Blytheville, first place; Izony Brown, Route One, Tyronza, second place. Tenant Home Improvement Division — Frank Harvey, Route Two, Blytheville. first place; Caldw'ell Graham, Route One, Tyronza, second place. . Tenant Uve-At-Home Division— Alston Blackburn, Route Two, Blytheville, first place; H. L. Boboa. Route Two, Blytheville, second place. T-< die Llve-At-Home Division first place •,.;•, •: will be awarded $50 cash prizes and setu...l "loce winners will receive checks for S25. Prize money In this division was furnished by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company of Blytheville also. Citizenship Certificate Given Bedridden Woman WASHIN6TON —(/Pj_ Mrs. Id Rose, 60, a native ->f Lithuania went' to court, to get her first citizenship papers, but when It came time for her to get her final certificate she had become bed- rid tl en. District Court rules were re- laxcdV-io' allow Judge Henry A. Schwelnhaut to go to her home to conduct' naturalization proceeding; The ancient Greeks made small replicas of radishes out of gold. HERE'S THE NEW LOW-PRICED JOHN DEERE KILLEFER LAND LEVELER This ruggedly built land Levcler smooths out the high place* on your land quickly and easily. Available in cither 6 or 8 ft. sizes, this new machine works in connection with the power- trol on John Deere (ractors. And now at a new low price! So, come in and see this modern land levcler with the built-in high qualify which you'll always find in any machine which bears the proud John Deere name. It's your assurance of better, move profitable farming. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. 4-H Achievement- Week Observance Starts in State Nearly two million boys and girls, all 4-H Club members, today began observance of National 4-H Achievement Week which has been proclaimed Nov. 4-13. In Arkansas Ihe observance began today with the recognition of the 87,0 OOmcmbers in the state's achievement program at the Arkansas 4-H Congress In Little Rock. The Congress Is scheduled to continue through tomorrow. Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent and Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman, home demonstration agent for North Mississippi County empliiislz- e dlrtat "ndults who are concerned for the future of this generation can do no better service than that of encouraging and assisting the 4-H movement. They can recognize work well done, provide leadership and support and make greater participation possible." Four-H clubs represent the largest rural youth organization in the world. The nearly two million uoys and girls between the ages of 10 and 21 years are enrolled in over 80,000 clubs throughout the United States as well as Alnska. Hawaii and Puerto Rico. England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, .Finland, Cuba, British possessions of the Caribbean, Vcn- EUela, Peru, Korea and other nations also have 4-H clubs or similar organizations. Mr. Bilbrey pointed out Hint each 4-H club member does noe or more phases of project work, under supervision of the county extension of- Iiee and local volunteer leaders that will demonstrate or tench better ivays of home making and agriculture. Four-H boys and girls practicing democratic procedures and learning In their 4-H clubs to have a deeper appreciation of. the democratic way of life. Jersey Governor Seek fte-E/ection Under New Constitution NEWARK. N. J., Nov.- 4--W)_ Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll next Tues- ay will try to do something no tner New Jersey governor could o-succeed himself as the .state's li... "live. \ A decisive via..., --<'"lit w--ll tamp the 47-year-old governor — rout rimer ror the 1952 Repub- ican presidential nomination. Driscoll Is the first New Jersey Molasses Used With Proteins Cuts Feed Cost The "sweetest" bargain among carbohydrate feeds this season in niolasses. Supplemented with protein and fed properly, molasses can make large savings in livestock feeding costs. The United States Department of Agriculture says that feeders can buy 16 to 17 gallons of molasses for the price of a bushel of corn—or about 187 pounds of molasses for the same money It takes to buy 58 pounds of corn. During the past 20 years, the average has been 8 gallons of molasses for the price of a bushel of corn. . Research and experience show that, when used in large amounts, molasses has 60 lo 65 per cent of the feeding value of corn; and ,when used in small amounts to increase pnlnlabillty of rations, molasses may have almost pound for pound value with grain. Even at the lower valuation, molasses no wcbsts less than half as much as corn on a gain-producing basis. . '. ", ;. Because molasses Is very low,in protein and phosphorus, the need for supplementing it with cottonseed meal, which is rich In both, is even' greater than with grains, feed- Ing authorities point out;:" ' . Florida Range Cattle Experiment Station found that adding cottonseed mciil to free-choice pasture and molasses feeding increasetl the rate of gain and appetite; produced more finish and a higher-selling carcass; and reduced the amount of feed required per pound or gain. Increase Gradually ' : Molasses may be mixed with other concentrates at the time of feeding, or it may be mixed with one to two times its weight of water and sprinkled on the roughage ration. For any livestock, increase molasses gradually in the ration to avoid digestive troubles. Fattening 'steers may be self-fed molasses 'from a trough after they are accustomed to eating 5 to 6 pounds dally. Brushy Ridge's GAoct Light T'.'w.'.w.y f^yain and No On* Know* tht Source HATFIELD, Ark., Nov. 4. (AP) _ Tlie ghost Ifght of Brushy Ridge la flickering again. . Since 1908 the eerie glow has appeared sporadically among the trees on a Folk County mountain' side eight mites west ol Hatfield. Jerry Williams, 10, who haj seen the light many times in the last <1 years, spotted its reappearance two weeks »go. . • • Once again residents of the Brushy Ridge community tried to discover Its source, but reported when they were within a mile. It simply disappeared. . . Joe Lewis, Hatfield correspondent for the Fort Smith, Ark), Southwest-Times Record, said "some folks once thought it wa» moonshiners, but the moonshiners themselves settled that; Others thought mineral deposits might be responsible, but geploglsts blew up that theory." , •'•.':' ' | .Older residents'of •'tl'ic',-area long I ago took the'ghos'tiy'glow for granted' and'miit.trying to find out what caused It." '• . " : ' '• .; ' Is entirely different Irom Indonesia and that tl>, reason (or making it the republic. a part of So the question of Oils island Is put over for a year. Meantime the establisluiKnt of the United States of Indonesia will ease immensely the political tension In that part of the world. Lady Anne Cavendish Is Wed to Michael tree CHATSWORTH, ;Enyr., NOV. 4- j—Michael Tree, long considered a leading eligible for Princess.Mar- garet's hand, married 22-year-old Lady Anne ..Cavendish here yesterday. ' - . . , . • ' ' Lariy ^ Anne Is the ypxinger daughter of the Duke of Devonshire. Tree is the. elder son of Ronald Tree, forcer • conservative member of Parliament, and is a great! grandson'of ,the late Chicago, de- partrrient store merchant Marshall Field. He is 27. . . . a new state constitution, adopted in 1947, which permits a. governor to" serve a second consecutive -term. His opponent in the Tuesdiy election Is Democrat ' Elmer H. Wene. a onetime Congressman backed by Frank "Boss * Hague whose once all-powerful" political machine has been creaking of late How much Influence HPTPP. -VOV wields may determine the election which many politicians see as a ~'~.«o one. . .j Tile Chinese minUu L_ ~* "* long ago as 1091 B. C. MacKenzie Continued from Page 8 ' hold great riches, and portions of It still remain to he-explored. However, the big island,is:strategically important. In the argument between'," the' Dutch and the Indonesians, the former have maintained that the new republic wont have the facilities for speedy deielopment of New Gumta, nhereas tne Nether- hnrls is prepared to- ge ahead with the job The Dutch'also made-the point that primitive New Guinea 1 The Plowing Team That Does the Job The light, compact Ferguson tractor has the"power of a heavyweight as it pulls the Ferguson breaking plow effortlessly through tough ground. You'll (ruly be amazed at the tremendous efficiency which the Ferguson system can bring (o your farming. for a demonstration. Jack Robinson Implement Co. East Main Blytheville South Highway 61 Phone 4434 For Judging Dogs from photos PURINA DOG CHOWS' 3rd ANNUAL tie £><" Contest Here's your opportunity lo try for a fine prize in the list of 1,001 big awards for rating the dogs. You simply rale 'em 1, 2, 3, 4 and send in your score sheet with the seal of quality from a Dog Chow bag. 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