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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 6, 1940
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PAGE SIX SLYTEEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1940 Published Every,'" Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This ^ " Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS - FEA Enter the .Pl&rit-tfrPfrp&per Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal." Negro Family In *j - ** County Captures State Tenant Title Up to The Cotton Grower in the stale contest for the Tenant Division of the Live- j At-IIome "competition, 1 presented Wednesday at the all-day i negro rally held at Manassaa High Sdiool. This'will be followed by the Plant* To Prosper rally to be held In Memphis Dec. 17 when white farm ramifies' and extension agents are expected 10 receive enviable honors. Roy Mclncosh, of Clear Lake, received $50 cash for being cited as;the best tenant farmer in Arkansas. He aiso competed for the sweep- whieh require cooking. G, Day-old bread is ol'ten cheaper than tresh bread and i.s more healthful. 7. Bread made with milk has more food value than bread made with water. 8. Foods already prepared, such | a>; cole slaw, potato salad, canned Your Home CONSTRUCTION-EQUIPMENT REMODELING 9. Buy in bulk, if storage per- nits, since large quantities of nonperishable goods cost less per unit. 10. To compare costs, the, weights on labels of cans and packages should be read. A good rule is to purchase by weight. stakes honors in which Dock Net- I.soups and .spaghetti, are much ter^lle, of Driver, was also a con- mere expensive than the same testant by virtue of having won a I food prepared at home, .state award last year in the Tenant Division. A Hardeman County, Tenn., ne- gro, Edward Matthews of. Bolivar, defeated 19,830 negro fanners of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to win the sweepstakes prize of $250 cash, The Commercial Appeal j Live-At-Home gold loving cup and a Certificate of Honor testifying: to his industry and ability. . There -were 390 winners, in the contest, agricultural leaders and educators of the three states present. Also attending from Mississippi County were Dock Netterville and family, who were winners of the Landowners Division this year in the county* contest, and the ne- gro extension agents, W. S. Barabin and Mary M/Banks. " -The Courier News cooperated with The Commercial Appeal in staging the 1940 contest and awarded prizes of $30 in the Live-At- Home competition. To the extension agents have been given ' much "credit .for their interest in obtaining 1537 negro farm families to attempt to improve their living conditions this year, it was pointed out. This large number, it is believed, will make it possible for Mississippi County to receive the general enrolment cup for all farmers -participating although the'county did .not receive the negro .enrolment'- trophy.yb : ut£ was! high" In l the ranking. .-: The Arkansas .winner's record is a striking example of what other Mississippi County negro fanners '"can do. -His farm of 88 'acres embraces 60 acres in cultivation. This year he had a total income of $3193.45 and a net profit of $919.75. His largest source of income was from cotton, which brought in $2000. Meat and dairy products accounted for $24?.75. The family of six spent $BO~~for food and npw has a food inventory of. $429.75. The new champion farmer was a" tenant before becoming owner of a 205-acre productive; farm and started farming 23 years ago. In 1919 he bought his farm for $3000. paying only $80 down. Four.years later the farm was completely paid lor. Six years later he purchased another farm which is now almost paid for. He has four children. Total income for the year or the place was $3106.08, of which " $2321.37 was net. So diversified IF • his farming program that he hac* cash income from 19 differen* sources during 'the ; year with Hi r cotton crpp producing only S30F and hay, valued at $169. for the largest cash items listed in his lecord. Tuo lamily bought only $30 worth of food during the year Large supplies of cotton, which may'be increased through the loss of foreign cotton customers while the war lasts, is a major phase of the cotton situation which farmers will consider before they vote on Saturday, December 7, to approve or disapprove marketing quotas for the 1911 crop. They must decide then whether they need the support of all features of the farm program, or whether,they can get along without quotas and loans. The Agricultural Adjustment Act provides that loam; can be made available, under certain price and supply conditions, if two- thirds of the voting' farmers in the referendum approve marketing quotas. However, the Act also provides that, if quotas.are rejected, no loans can be made available during the following marketing year. T Q» U'l'i Of- forests of (lhe United States are S IO stability v/ljp.- 0 ving to be of vital importance N n m P F9A Officials' in Lne national defense program. l I U III C, I uri V^IIit.iQ.o «_„„„! , rp niappe nf naQ f.(, but. More and more each day Lhe Rosin, another forest product, is 1 employed as a filler between bullets in shrapnel. And turpentine, the companion of rosin, is used in flame Foresls are places of peace bul ; they always have been important in war. {•arm families in Mississippi) County working with the Farm Se-!™ en Trees supply the lumber to house military training; charcoal from wood can be used in masks to offset poisonous ,gas. And smokes are eliminated in the masks by means of a special filter paper made from pulp wood. curiiy Administration are making farm and home plans that will aid materially in the national de- feiiM? profeiarn, Miss Prances M. Wai! and David C. Neal, supervi- ^^ £(,-> of the FSA said today, as; . ; M,,v urged landowners to cooper-1 mteresL »* soil conservation, *™- Vbv tflvlrie worthy tenants long|i er cover crops, and th^condi- knn'leases ' Uions of their homes and barn. -in times' of .stress as we have . " l have *pent some money in lodav. farm families need to be| »«provin-,f the places, but it has Sieved'of as manv worries us pos- made the property worth more, .said Miss" Wall and Mr. * a statement one landlord made. On .several of the places, the throwers. Wood also i.s taking Lo Lhe air. Spruce is in demand for beams, wing ribs and plywood for airplane construction. The United States forest products laboratory has evolved a of kiln-drying .spruce that cuts the drying time required from two years to two days and • gives a better product eside.s. In fact, two planes of compressed XViil. "so that \ve can concentrate v " ••"*-"» -\ -«- ^^^, «-., thr- imoortanl task of prepar- Production has increased and that "., ,i, fl ,J 0 r 0 ««.. a c. or ,-.,,,- ,,minr. -^-ean.s that I receive more rent. FSA Borrowers Require To Keep Farm Family Records Fifteen From County Wu] Attend Little Rock Meeting On Tuesday Fifteen Mississippi County beef cattlemen will attend the seventh annual meeting of the Arkansas Beef Cattlemen's Association" in Little Rock Tuesday, J. J. Pickren .and E. H. Burns, county agents said today. The meetings will be held in the Albert Pike Hotel. Appearing-on the morning'pro- gram, beginning at 9:30 o'clock, are Dr. Warren G if ford, animal husbandman, and Dr. D. P. Eveleth, veterinarian, of the University of 'Arkansas College of Agriculture; Dr. Elmer Lash of the U. S. Bureau "Farm Family Record Books at 'his time are proving helpful to ?SA borrowers in making their 'arm and home plans for 1941-," Miss Prances Wall, FSA Home Management Supervisor, said to- 'ay. "Every PSA family was furnished ,vith a Farm Family Record Book :nrly this year. These books are a ' joint farm and home record jook and provides space, under a single cover, to keep a year's rec- ird of all happenings regarding their farm business and family dving." Miss Wall said. 'At various visits to the farm home during Lhe year, these families were given suggestions foi keeping a more accurate record,. It has" been found that the best record books have been kept by the families where not only the hcme-maker and, the father keep the record, but when Lhe oldei children took an interest in the family finances too," she stated. "In making their farm and home plans for another year, the books are used as a guide in determining heir needs for the next year's arming and. home making activi- ies. Our families have found that there are a few simple things that they need to do in keeping a record—list what they start with, plus what they take in and spend, and what they have at the end of the year. Their book provided these essentials as follows: 1. An inventory of their real estate; machinery and equipment; livestock, feed, seed, and supplies; household goods; and food on hand at the beginning arid end of the year. 2. A net-worth statement. 3. A record of all receipts from their farm and family, including sales of farm products, other income, and loans received. 4. A record of all money .spen for their farm and family operations, capital expenditures,' and debt payments for the year. : the defenses of oiu {•'arm families, like aU unrilies who believe in America, niiM be ready to do their part. "One of the big problems many .. nation., the other lne flexit)le fajt m leases give me 1 greater security as well as the tenant." With a more secure tenure pro- arm families have today is insecure tenure, and this problem is .he root of many bad farm practices, soil erosion and failure of ive-at-home programs. These things need to be solved before-we can do much about preparing defense work. -And they are not impossible to overcome. Here in this county, we have a number of landlords who have leased their land to FSA families for periods as 'long as five years. The longer leases, the owners have learned, give many benefits to them that they do not receive under the short term leases. Many landowners, in the county reported that since he had given the tenants on their places longer leases that thev have taken more vided by the flexible farm lease the families will be able to conserve the soil, diversify their and follow a live-at-home program. '•The live-at-home program wil provide the families with a more balanced diet which will give them better health, hese arTe importan items in the national defense program," Miss Wall, the Home Man agement Supervisor, pointed out. Mr. Neal said that they have ' supply of booklets on the .flexibl farm lease, explaining how it work to the advantage of the owner and Lhe tenant. Copies of the leas are available at the FSA offices in the Swearengen Building, in Ely theville. rosin-glued hardwood veneer* have • been flying in this country for more than a year. Even parachutes can now be made from wood fibres. One of the most effective weapons of modern warfare—propaganda- is printed on paper made from wood. I"r * * Here's a brief outlinfi of the agriculture .situation at the present moment: Farm prices are averaging a 1 it- Lie higher than at the outbreak of the war. The cash farm income for this year is estimated at about-nine billion dollars. That i.s the second largest since 1929. 'Demand for farm products in the UniLed States continues good and is expected Lo get better during 1941. The farmers who are in Lhe best position right now are those who produce chiefly for the market here at home. As far as our exports are concerned— Your Farm is on my truck route \ My truck delivers Sinclair gasolines, kerosenes, motor oils and a full line of Sinclair greases for farm use. Also Sinclair Stock Spray and P.O. Insect Spray. Over a season, these high quality Sinclair products will save you real money. Lef me deliver fo your farm B. J.ALLEN Phone 200 Blythevillc, Ark. and family operations and measurements of progress. ; "These Record Books are a measuring stick for measuring the success of every individual family," 'Miss Wall added, "and when properly used, the families are able to determine with ease their own 6. A summary of the year's farm success." .,.......»v-r—- .Industry; and Dr. C. D Lowe bf'Hhe U. S.. Extension Service. Dr. Walter R. Horlncher, clean and director of the College of Agriculture, and T. C. Potts, president of the Southern Livestock j Producers' Association. Crensmxw ' Mhs., will have appearances on the noon-day program. ! In the afternoon, beginning at L j o'clock, the cattlemen will divide nto groups, according to the breed of cattle they produce, for discus- • sion or breed problems. Leading J the discussion for Aberdeen-An^us ' iree'ders will be W. H. Thomhave , or W. M. Barton of the American J Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Associa- j '•.ion; for Hereford breeders, B. M. [ Anderson of the American Here- 1 .'ord Association; and for Shorthorn I Dveeder.s. Clem Larson of the 1 \rnerican Shorthorn Breeders As- | ;ociation. I Officers of the association are i 1. L. Crockett, Rector, president; "3. C. Reed of Paris, vice president; , rid J. E. Felker of Rogers, secre- j ary-treasurer. Directors of the as- j •ociation are E. P. Mehaffy of \ltheimer, A. B. Harper and Robrt Meek of Fort Smith, M. F. lloan of Pocahontas. Ted Muller rf DeWitt. and H. H. Harris of- THE NEW METHOD Farm Woman's News Corner o ; v * -^r %/^'^ ' ^\,< - - -A* s -i - ,'/•*;• v •" -y ^> OF POWER FARMING IS BUILT INTO THE NEW Bang's Disease Testing Underway In County Saving Food Collars Wise planning saves food dollars says Mrs. W. C. Anderson, county home management chairman, o" Home Demonstration C o u n t *• Council, and by observing a few fundamental principles of \visc food selection, the housewife may obtain a maximum return in nutritive value'for each dollar spent. The following suggestions may guide the housewife in making future purchases, both in substituting the. less expensive for the more expensive foods of the same food value, and in careful shopping as well:. . 1. By buying" fresh fruits and vegetables in season, the homemaker vrill get a better quality product, for less money. The vitamin content is usually higher. -2.. Cabbage and;.other green such as kale, swiss chard and bee . tops, collards cost less than lettuc and 4 give much more iron, calcium and vitamin A. 3. Beef, pork or lamb liver- is a nourishing as calves' liver, an costs 'much less. If properly pre • oareu >;r these varieties .can be jus as tender- and delicious as calves 'liver. ; 4. Pink-'salmon, does not ,diffe from red salmon in „• food-- value. is - mtich Jcheapcr, " s . - *" '; 5.. Ready-tomcat. 4 cereals give less 'of the "food 'essentials <and cost more' " than whole /grain j --cereals Dr. Sanford E. Johnson of the • "Jnited States Department of Ag- ! iculture. Bureau of Animal In- j lustry, has been assigned for a ! ime to North Mississippi County "or Bang's Disease testing, accord- rig to v;ord received from Bureau ' neadquarters by J. J. Pickren. •>untj? agent. Those desiring Bang's testing for heir herds are requested to con- act the office of the county agent n Blytheville giving the number i "f animals that need testing. Those j vho have left requests in the last ! hree months during which time ?>ere has been no veterinarian dong te testing, -should also contact, :he office to be sure that their herd Is not missed. ^" Final naturalization papeis arc .ranted in the United States 90 lays after application has been | lied. COAL S P E C I A L High Grade Black Diamond, Delivered, per ton Bundle kindling free with each . ton of coal. Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 Come in AND SEE THIS NEW PRINCIPLE IN THE NEW With Tru-draft, all the tractor does is pull. It does not interfere with the work of the implements in any way. Each implement is free to do the best possible work and runs lighter, truer, smoother than ever before. Tru-draft is the newly discovered, correct principle for drawing farm implements. It's the latest and the greatest contribution to power farming. OTT MULLINS TRACTOR CO. YARBRO, ARK. The News Behind the News What do you find in the newspaper you are holding in your hands? On the front page, headlines; history bursting into shape before yoiu^ eyes.... Then, on the inner pages, news you might not at first recognize as such ... pages of advertising from your local stores. Pages of merchandise ... an assortment of wares so varied and so complete it would take you weeks to inspect it in person! News? Yes! Not to shake the world, perhaps, but important to matters you care about. The new dress Mary wants for the Prom (here is one illustrated — and you had no idea it would cost so little). Or Junior's new bicycle (you could not very well have guessed that the sporting-goods store was having a sale!). Newspaper advertising saves you money — you can compare prices better than you could by store-to-store searching. It saves you time — you can decide just where to go before you start. And it saves you mistakes—these goods are sold exactly as advertised! So read all the news in the newspapers! Sometimes the advertisements can mean more to you than all the foreign dispatches on Page One!

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