The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 13, 1940
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PAIGE SIX BMTHEViU.E (ARK,) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER-13, 1940 Published Every/Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This .Agricultural Section. A TJT^T I 7C^ T^I""^ A Tr r»-^ w—? /~* NEWS - FEATURES Enter the PJant-tp-Prosper Contests sponsored b'y the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. To Contest Winners Bfc Honored Tuesday At Memphis Event 'Climaxing a year of worthwhile labor in better farm 1 living, the most outstanding "small" farmers in Mississippi County will be presented'to the Mid-South at the annual- Plant To-Prosper meeting in Memphis Tuesday when The Commercial "Appeal will make awards totaling S8600 to. those farmers and their wives who have done the best job j of living .'at home, conserving t| 1( ,j r S0 i) and deriving .uj c North -Mississippi County Demonstration Clubs Have Manv Activities profit by good management. Mississippi County, which has al-« ways won a number of honors, ex-1 pects to bring home even more this year. ; Mr., and Mrs.'William Kntzen- berger, of Gosnell, are reported Lo have "unusually high ratings" in ihe contest for MidSouth honors of the "Home Improvement Division." They won first in the Arkansas .state ' contest • after winning first/ in the county contest. They will be given a cash-award of $25.for state honors and a .certificate of merit for county honors, in addition to receiving the trip to Memphis and entertainment, and if winner of the sweepstakes honors, will win $100 prize. Mr. and Mrs. Dan R Handle, of Oseeola, who won second honors in :the state contest of the "Land Owner Division" after winning first in the county, are also competing for MidSouth honors, open to .first, second and third place winners of state preliminaries. They will receive a cash award of $75 for placing in the state contest-, alone with their county prizes. Mr. and Mrs. Greene Payne of Gosnell,third place winner in the "Tennant Division" received - §50 after winnnig first in the county, are competing, for the second year in the '-Sweepstakes contest. They were second place winners in the 1939 'state contest after wanning 'first' in the county and this year also won v :the Rechtin Farm award for the 'best tenant record. There are cash • prizes ranging night ;it which time MidSouth winners will be announced and prixc-s and trophies presented. The negro Live-At-Home contest rally was held in Memphis last week when Mississippi County won first in a state -'Tenant Division" and honorable mention in the "Land Owner Division." Accompanying the winners to Memphis will be the extension agent.*, who conducted the contest here; Roy Little, manager of the Rechtin Farm which last year won! the Sweepstakes in Die ''Operator Division" not included this year, representatives of the Farm Security Administration oflice; .several vocational agriculture teachers and representatives of the Courier News. Farm women of Mississippi l County, play a ' dominant roJc in!' j improving rural life and no better records are made, than those of thfc 1038 members of the North Mississippi County Home Demonstration clubs who uro completing another 12 months of enviable activities. Realizing thai they arc: aiding their children in years Lo come at j the same time they are providing better living for all the family now, the women are carrying out a well- rounded program under the guidance of "Miss Cora Lee Coleman, tures, radio, .sewing, music and ! recreation—with one-act plays, the 1 annual rest camp and annual family picnics featured. They made money through vari- •ous projects with enough earned • to finance their own activities for _ i the year, including the year books l| • whifth cost $200. Two . community houses were erected—at Dell and Lost Cane-and another is expected to be'built won at Armorel. The hot Jundi program for under-nourished children of rural schools, started lust year, will be continued next .year wiih th* women oing.the work, Community booths at the Mis- .fvsippi County Fair this year, as always, wrre planned by the various clubs which arc units of the County Council of Home. Demon- .itrution Club.s. ! Farm Woman's News Corner against stray sparks and lighted cigareu&v may do so, according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, "county home demonstration agent, at very little expense and cast. i The tree itself and the cotton used around the tree can be fire- Steaming Vegetables proofed by a simple treatment that Steaming is one of the most will not change the appearance of .satKlactory methods of cooking either, according to Mrs. Ida A vegetables so that they will Pen ton of the University or Ar- retuin tin; valuable vitamin C ton- i kunsas College of Agriculture, tent, .so necessary to the general Pireproofing, the Extension econ- •heulth of the body, says Miss Ger- onust in home management extrude E. Conant, nutrition special- l plains, replaces the moisture in 1st of the University of Arkansas ' Says Martinique Roots for British College of Agriculture, Payetteville. It was found that -froxen vegetables, when steamed, " retained the. tree with a fire-resistant chemical which the tree drink.s through "its stem and carries to every branch. Amonium sulfate Is - — « I *wi/vi4ii^,v4 j'^J *-** *^**^-* *• *^4AlVJiiJllljJ »> 111 1 (.t. Ll^ **> nearly all the vitamin C content • an excellent, inexpensive, fire-re- s originally present in the food.' sJsiing material, recommended by ' TREES IS Two types of steamer have been' used in experiments conducted on frozen vegetables—one with perforations in the floor of the upper compartment; the other with the perforations in the rim and -.side of Uie wall. In the first type,'the steam, after condensing, falls back follows: into the lower compartment Dissolve whereas with the other, the steam condenses around the vegetables. by the Federal Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering. It casts only about 5 cents a pound, Mrs. Penton .says, and is sold' by .seed, fertilizer and hard ware stores. Directions for fireproofing the Christmas tree and cotton are a-s Long Term Planning Pay Off, FSA Official Mere Insists Vitamin C, which keep.s several That eighty per cent of the pop- f . ulation of Martinique, French ° r ammonium West lndies h f Brfti , . f sulfate in l'/, pints of. water, for vic tory, was declaration of every lour pounds of tree. Pour Jacques de S'ieyes. personal rep- the solution into a small, narrow resentative in the U. S. of Gen. county horn* demonstration agent. AAA P*™™™ AIU , <t 1 ^ is fn inri n , i, J'/ scurvy - solution immediately after After completing a year of vari- AAA ' lOgiam Allows $ L> * J °"» d ™ "early all , ruits aucl cut| or inta water> to keep j , _!..,i._ ,<-. ,. . •. , P 1 T 1 IM .• /-\ vcgeirtOies. Lack Oi this vitamin I ri.-ir;,-,,,. ™,» rf t-v^ t_«« : Selecting Herd Bull Is Complex Problem The dairyman looking for a new bull to head his herd Is faced with n complex problem. Type and production records should be the basis for selection, says Paul Carruth, of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Of course, the first point is to select a purebred animal. Bui many dairy bulls are selected on type alone, Mr. Camith said. By selection on type • alone, very little improvement can be made in milk production, because milk pro- projects, they have already launched plans for the 1941 program with "Foods and Nutrition in Relation to Health" us the theme adopted. "Boiled down," this simply means that the farm women realize that their families '-tiave. not always had the best kind of food to make strong bodies and that health should come first in the pattern of better living. For Tree Planting On Every Farm 'rfUn 6 b ,°n d ri y i 1 ? 1165 in K00d con " tonLaine ''- 'Put- the tree into the de Gaulle, head of "Free ciii.on, and helps prevent scurvy, solution immediately after it is France." De Sieyes is pictured it from at New York interview, where he made statement. vegetables. Lack of this vitamin I drying out. If the tree Is pur- causes sore and swollen gians and chased, try to get one freshly cut. small nemorrhages beneath the skin. Under the 1941 AAA program, a anm " " a " Us Vitamin C is found in large soil building allowance of $15 has been established for tree planting for every farm in Arkansas, according to J. J. Pickren and E. H. Burns, county agents. This allotment is over ( and above the regular j allotment for the farm and may j flower, -broccoli, lemons, strawberries, oranges, spinach, tomato juice, and peas. If not over-cooked, those vegetables frozen for winter consumption, still contain their ,-.. »,,•». uot Not that health and foods have be enrnccl onl i r through tree plant- -C when . ^eteaming: method. been neglected this year or j n J in =- This additional allotment may other years—but that the group has reached the stage where concentration can be placed on one phase because the general program is now instilled in them. To assist them in this food plan be earned by planting at least 1000 trees per acre. The rate at which the allotment Is earned Is S3 per uere - This w '» It's Turkey Time "To market, to market—30 million strong." That's the chant of Cut the end of the stem obliquely I 01- in a V-shape to keep the cut TJ r g e « Pruning Nnw ur S e » * '""ing HOW surface off the bottom of the j supporting container. J Set the solution with the tree in i it where the temperature is between 55 and 65. degrees P., out of direct sunlight. Leave it.for about four days. The degree of fire resistance depends on the amount of the solution taken up by the tree. The tree may be left in the solution for trimming and display. The cotton .so often used around Of Black Locusts to up to five acres of trees j through the new allotment, j The Arkansas Forestry Commiis- a Christmas tree also easily and next Spring! Some women: 'canned as many as 1000 jars, cie- eluding farmers under the AAA program, corporations, and indi- pendcnt upon the size of the fam- rt ,,: J M ^ J "-^ ll *> •*" " j lv . • . , viduals, the' following seedlings (l- fromj S250 to $500 for .winners in Auction is in no way related to the the MidSouth tenant and landown- i bod i r conformation of the animal. er classes and in the sweepstakes award for the champion farmer, who may: be a tenant or a land owner.- Mississippi County expects to win the Enrolment Trophy for the third ; year "for having the greatest percentage of farm families en- roled in the ' contest among both white and negro farm families. There are 2938 families enrolled, according to .unofficial records. Trophies awarded in the four states of Missouri, Ark. ansas. .Mississippi and Tennessee to the paper hi each.;?state which has done the best job v of promoting the 'Plant -To Prosper and Live- At-Home contests. :.• In Mississippi County, ' the .. Cpur- ier : .Ne.\vV cooperated with' The Milk yield nnd butterfat percentage, persistency of production, long life, and mammary system are some of the chief characteristics contributing .to ^the,, type and value of the dair^ows'/thlit-aren 1 ^ revealed in the conformation 'of';trie bull. Most sires in Arkansas are selected by the combination of pedigree and.'.type. Mr. Carruth said that this is the best method available for most breeders since there are only two proven bulls in the state. When selecting a bull by pedigree, the dam, sire ; sisters, and the half-sisters should be given consideration in that order. This was done at a very small cost and many women arranged for portable pantries to store the food and which are of special value to tenant families who move. Because sleep is as important as good food, the members and .otheiv ' farm women made., .,3089 mattresses ;hv the federal mattress- making project. More and better gardens were emphasised and 56 members had something green in their gardens in late November, despite the early freeze. Spinach, frost proof onions, col- •hirds, turnips and turnip greens were planted by most of the members for late garden crops and they year stock): Black locust .52.50 per M Since the bull is usually consid- , . um P kins - ered half the herd, because, one- half of the characteristics of, the heifer will come from him, it can , Commercial- Appeal' in sponsoring i be easily seen, that Che-main chance the competition -here 'and present- I for improvement in dairy herds in ed a total, of $60 in; cash prizes to j Arkansas is in the introduction of the count}' winners. Memphis .will /be overflowing with 'outstanding farmers, agricultural leaders and, newspaper representatives Tuesday—all of whom will be guests of The Commercial Appeal. /The. : program ' includes 'registration and program at Ellis Auditorium in the morning with outstanding leaders in the field of agri- good blood lines by using good bulls. "This cannot be done by a hit-or-miss system," the Extension dairyman said.^ "but must be done by. a very rigid selection on both type and production/' carrots and parsnips in their combined storm houses and cellars. To make their homes more attractive and comfortable was a project during this year and will be continued. Dilapidated furniture was improved, chairs made from ban-els, studio couches built and upholstered, bunks made for . beds and movable wardrobes constructed. To complete a program of improvement of both^body. and mind. the members studied many sub- There is a superstition that an ! jecLs as a part of the club emoty cradle should never be rocked. because it presages death culture as speakers; lunch at Hotel)to its latest occupant Claridge, sight seeing trip and ' :motion picture-party for women' Almost the entire automobile and visit to livestock yards for the j production of the Dominion of men during the afternoon and the Canada Is manufactured in the banquet, at the Hotel Peabody that province of Ontario ram whlch inclucl ed reading, pic- "Black walnut • 5.00per.M 'Only a very limited quantity. ; fireproofed, Mrs. Penton says. Make a solution of 7 ounces of , . borax, 3 ounces of boric acid and ihe United, states boasts the i* 'ounces of soap powder in two biggest turkey crop on record this quarts of hot water. Spread the year, with unusually large numbers cotton where it can stand wetting, v lor market early in the sea- an d sprinkle it thoroughly while son. the solution is still warm.-Dry it Along with this increased produc- without handling, to keep it fluffy, ion. the demand for turkey on the If V ou use absorbent cotton, omit table is growing, Miss Coleman lhe " soap powder. points out. Restaurants have turkey on the menu often because it Is economical to cook and serve, nnd The farmers who planted a million and a half black lo-cust and pine seedlings in cooperation with' the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture during the past three years are urged to examine their plantings and to prune them now, if they have not already done so. Frederick J...Shulley. Extension forester of the College, says that it Is especially important with black locust that pruning be done the first year in the winter. The operation can be clone with hand Farm families working with the Farm Security Administration are making marked progress in their farming, David C. Heal, rural FSA supervisor, .said today as an increasing number of families in. Mississippi county made payments on their 1940 installments. ''We /;-e convinced that the long term planning, which the families inaugurated when they began working on their rehabilitation program is helping- them get more out of xife," said Mr. Neul. "Visits to iheir homes will show that practically every family ha.s made progress since the first of the year. "In the past, few of the families had done any planning—but/now after even one year of following sound farm and home plans, they are already seeing benefits and are discussing plans for enlarging cheir planned farm programs. "As many of us know, farm families in the past made a guess on about how much food and feed they would need and tried to raise enough cotton to pay for that. This custom has been changed by FSA- families—they know how much food and feed will be needed —the approximate yield per acre under normal conditions, and they plan to grow that food and feed instead of buying it. •'Instead of just growing one cash crop as many have done, they are diversifying their farming. They are trying to develop cash rtppeals to the diner-out who wants something special. Good Cow Pays, Says Half Moon Farmer In addition,"this year they have} Man i' h'omemakers also use tur- .„. ..,.1-..>ii ..,..., -, „ ' "I key for more than Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. They find it an ideal choice-any time there some selected black "locust of ' an extra, hardy stock, ranging from between 3 tcT5 feet in height, with a hardy root' system and a stem of about 3-4 inch, which Is especially adapted for better 5 sites and for planting by individuals who will take the time to dig a large enough hole so as to accept the root system. These are offered at $8.00 per M. packed in lots of 500, and due. to the limited supply, the number are guests, or just for the family dinner on Sunday. If the turkey is large, it serves as the main dish for other, delicious meals to follow. available not more than 500 can {J eiliecl aspic. Cold slices of turkey are excellent just as they are, or in sandwiches. Cold turkey is also good diced into a salad or made into For a hot dish of left-over turkey, it takes but a few minutes to scallop the bits of meat, and Miss be secured by any one person. This stock will recover from transplanting quickly and should be valuable for Post Those interested in earning this | or P iece s of turkey and gravy ;• individuals who desire locust | Colen ™ n al so suggests turkey cro- st material'in the near future. Quettes wtth a crisp brown crust. additional soil-building payment ! neateci in th& o^ 11 under a lid of by tree planting are urged to con- 1 bisci » fc rounds or mashed potatoes. tact their county agent or the AAA t Fircjiroofing: Christmas Trees Homes, store windows, the town shears or long-handled shears, de- ' incomes from livestock, other field pending on the thickness of the ' crops, and handicrafts. All mem- branches to be pruned. The lowest bers of the family are included in ^branches should be removed; and the new farm work plans, which if they are - cut properly, leaving provide the families with a maxi- i no stub, the wound will probably ' mum number of work days each j heal over within the next year. year. With black locusts having two Farm wives are learning to plan or three large branches perhaps more also, reports Miss Frances 3-4 inch ^or bigger to be 'cut off, Wall, home management supervi- it might be better to prune one sor. "Many of them are spendin "It paid us to buy a good cow," ' nr?nch this winter and permit it Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mosley, Farm to heal > and then next year prune Security borrowers of the Half Lae remaining- branches in the more and more of their. time in the home, •" canning, preparing. _, __ . .nourishing meals for - their hus- Moon community told the FSA su- ™ter, the forester suggests. In j bands and 'sohsr'.'darningsi'Ifor.-the-"" pervisors, Miss Frances Wall and this wa i'- the tree will not -receive j other children and keeping the David C. Weal, thus week when to ° mucn of a shock or too big a i wearing apparel in good shape, they were working out their farm wound to recover from. j "Of course we realize that some- and home plans for 1941. \ Some black locust- plantings that times it is necessary for the wivls The Mosleyc bought their cow were establ *hed in the spring of ' " " for $50 last. year, and Mrs. Mosley stated that in the past six months in the winters of and 1939 now trunks they have sold S22 worth of milk } , . and butter, besides having all their family of five could use. . . are clean <* branches- and over tor a height of 4 feet. This is half of the first post length .... , ; already clear, Mr. Shulley said "Of course it isn t much '.Mrs. | Both pine d } 0cust / p]aruiugs Mosley said, "but a httle cash com-' respond to the pruning of the ing in regularly goes a long way." lower branches, which will develop Like many other PSA families. c i e an trunks and higher «rade the Mosleys believe in "living at products. ° to work in the fields but we also- know that a farm wife is far more valuable to the farmer in the home than she is in the "field and we are -urging farmers to cooperate with us in this plan. Some of the farmers who must have the help of wives should aid with the canning and other, chores about the house." • home" to protect their family income. They have stored for winter use 650 quarts of vegetables, fraits and meats. They have 50 pounds of dried beans, peanuts, sweet, po- I Read Courier News wa.i: Minnesota's Red Lake is the; nook and corner will .soon be dls- largest fresh-water body in any playing gaily bedecked Christmas single state of the Union. It con- nesb. f.ncl wise parents who want lo hisurr their tree and decorations square and every other available tatoes. 300 wounds of meat, and 125 tains 274,994 acres. pounds of lard, all produced at home and to be used at home. Read Courier News want ads. • 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 SuperFlame. This kerosene will save you money over a season. That's because'it burns dean in incubators and brooders. The re's no odor or gases to kill the hatch. Let me supply you with Sinclair SuperFlame Kerosene and other Sinclair produces when my truck calls at your farm. 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Town, on state gravel road, pass, bus, school bus, mail route by door, black cypress land, will prow more than bale to acre, 60 bushels corn, wheat, oats ? any kind of hay in abundance, well drained, all taxes about $1.15 per acre, can be cleared for $7.00 per or for one year free rent, can go under contract at this, provided some small houses were built by owner This is the buy of the season, seeing is convincing. Price f or quick sale, this means QUICK, for only $11,000.00 cash, will treble investment in two years. W. M. Burns, Realtor Phone 243

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