The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1941 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 17, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 17,. 1941 Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This ' Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS- FEATURES Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Goitfier News and Commercial Appeal. Requests Should Be In County Office Early To Gel Consideration Requests for new grower cotton .•allotments.., must be fiJed by th« •producer with.the county ofifee by February l, 1941, to bp assured of 'getting full "consideration along \vith .other producers, according to information .received by Coy E. Scifres. county :id«)lni.S'ti-ative as- distant. Tne land for which a new grower cotton allotment \vill be issued must comply strictly with 'the definition of a farm to be "eligible for an... allotment/ The definition of. a farm as defined, by the AA^ in 1941 means all adjacent or nearby farm land under Die same" ownership which is operated by one 'person., including, also: <AJ Any other adjacent or nearby farm land which the county committee, in accordance with instructions issued by the AAA, determines is operated by the same •person as part of the same unit with 1 jespect to the rotation of crops and with work-stock, farm machinery, and labor substantially separate from that or, any other Offer Cotton Goods In Trade For Staple Acreage Reduction WASHINGTON. D. C.—The Agriculture Department oJTereci cotton growers $25.000,000 worth of cotton feocxls free Sunday if they would reduce 1941 'plantings suf- to cut a million bales oJl the Government's previously ;ui- "nunced. production i>oai of 12,000,000 bales. Tile oiler was made, Secretary Wickiu-d said, the war had virtually closed export markets, and action was needed to prevent further avcumjUuioii of surpluses under Government loans. Loan stocks now total ;ibout 12.000,000 bales. Would Kfc«'iv«' Stamps Under the offer, each cotton farmer agreeing to a furiher reduction in his acreage would receive Government stamps which' could be used for purehsae of cotton good.-; at regular retail slorns. The stamps would be redeemed by the Agriculture Department. would receive stamps at the rate of 10 cent* for each pound of cotton they normally would have' produced on the implanted portion of their acreage allotment. The maximum amount of stamps -would be $25 for sharecroppers nnd tenants, and $50 for owner-operators of more than one farm or of a farm operated by more than one land; and Any field-rented tract uvhether operated by the same or another person) which, together with any other lands included in the arm, constitutes a unit with respect to the rotation o crops. lit order to meet the definition of a farm, a tract of land must have the following characteristics: (1) Have a farm -headquarters, residence, bam. livestock and equipment separate from those of any other tract of land. (.2) The tract of land must be commonly known in the community as a separate farm. (3) Must not be operated in connection with any other farm or crops rotated with crops on any other farm. (4) Where the operator of a tract of land, for -which a new grower cotton allotment is requested, also operates one or more other farms, the burden of proof is placed upon the operator to prove that such tract of land is a separate farm and is qualified In even' respect for a new grower cotton allotment. New farm cotton allotments may be issued, if otherwise qualified on farms that expect to plant cotton for the first time in 1941, or on farms that have planted no cotton during the past three years. Newly cleared land on an old farm does not meet the requirements of a new farm and is, therefore, not eligible for a new grower cotton allotment as this land is already covered by a worksheet, said Mr. Scifres. Each new farm operator is urged county and local committees. tenant. Stamps would be divided gram." among • owners and tenants on the Miinu; basis they divide the crop. For example, a farmer with ;) 10-acre allotment would receive $25 wort)) of stamps if he planted only nine acre.s, assuming that hi.s normal yield was 250 pounds per acre. Mr. WIckurd emplmslaed that the cller .supplemented other phases of the cotton control program un-, der which farmers receive soil con- .servation and, 'parity payment. 1 ; for planting within thdr um-uge allotments. Would N«l Aireof 1JJ42 He said reductions made under the stamp plan would not utlect u grower's acreage allotments In 1942 or subsequent years. Mr. Wit;kard said this program would be accompanied by un "intensive campaign" to encourage improved living standards among low- income cotton farmers through production of more garden, food and feed crops. The cotton stamp program, the •ecretary .said, should Contribute "materially" lo. re-employment oi labor In cotton mills, garment- factories, wholesale and retail stores and transportation .systems. "it means; 1 he said, "thai not only farmers, but also labor, business and consumers would profit from the operation of the pro- vegetnbles. Outstanding examole* are tomatoes, citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, and green leafy vegetables such as ~kale,' chard, collards. mustard greens and spinach. Other important vegetables . are the yellow ones such as carrots and squash, and the green ones such as broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Everybody needs these fruits and vegetables for the vitamins and minerals they contain. To gain weight, also use some of the more filling vegetables such as Ihna beans and corn. And serve the vegetables with extra butter, cream sauce, or Hollandaise sauce. An egg a day is a good rule for most any diet. Also to include meat, fish or poultry, in at least one of the day's meals. To los<i weight, use the lean meats without rich sauces and gravies. Some Helpful Points In Keeping House Plants Plants grown .in the house are subjected,. "to adverse conditions. Light is reduced, temperature is usually too high, and humidity too low. All of these factors may be overcome so that the plant will grow and produce blooms. 1. The best ; position for most plants is a large bay window, southern exposure preferred. To keep* the"-plant .symmetrical, it should be turned two or three times a week. A plant should be placed at least six inches from the window. , 2. Most plants resuond best in a . temperature of G5 to 70 degrees. •Plants should be placed in the coolest room, well away from ?-adia- --»»- *.«wi> *«*•*. in w^jio i u LVJ1 lo Li 1 ciwx.1 - — -• — j --«.». . ..<.»-.» to contact the county office in to -' s - Cold drafts should be avoided. Osceola or Blytheville by, Febru- Q rv ' i '* Vl " ; " ; " "' r - ary l. 1941 and request a cotton allotment in order that he may be ------ -assured, full consideration by the sUsee Ptible to escaping rases from O/Mm {"ty «1 »"**-3 1ys«-ni 1 — — r .!_*__ Cf'/YlfrtC O V* rf"1 f 1 1 »•*•* rt. rt f\ t* T." «. *. _* • * - - 3. Fresh air is as necessary [or the proper growth of plants as it is for human beings. Plants aye Farm Woman's News Corner | "I'm going to do something i about my weight," is a favorite { New Year's resolution. But weight 1.. . control and diet_should follow tlr advice of a doctor or dietitian according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration '. agent; . v. •i 'Simply reading the scales. Mis- I Co'eman says, will not always teP j when " weight, control ' is in order i and it takes some knowledge o ! nutrition to modify the. diet with;: out leaving out any of the im- i . portant food values." .;] For persons resolved to diet it? i 1941. Miss Mary E. Loughead of 1 the University of Arkansas College | of Agriculture, offers the following | suggestions for food selection: >• Use milk, both for gaining and | losing weight, for a well-balanced j- diet Ls almost impossible without ,1 it. Milk is not particularly high in I calories, but-buttermilk" or skim ^ . 'milk may be 'used on a weighi- | reducing diet. Be sure to have -| some cream or butter to furnish f vitamin A. Cereal and bread, especially the ..•Whole-grain kinds, the extension specialist in foods rand nutrition says, belong on every diet list. So 'do certain low-calorie fruits and i stoves and furnaces. K>en «house free from such vas->s. a^^ replenish the air at least otv^.e n day. .Keep the olants free from dust, for the breathing pores be- •^eme clogged. i. There are several wnys to increase the humidity of the house, or moisture content of the air: a. Most furnaces are provrJcd with humidifiers. These humk!if;?:•:-• should be ksot full at all times. b. If furnaces do not have humidifiers, pans may b;> placed OP c • or '--ide c f radiators. c. Specially constructed stand * 'or the plunLs are very helpful. Spraying or syringing the plants, especially on bright days, Ls beneficial. 5. The most important factor in care cf house plants Ls proper watering. Forgetfulness Ls the common fault and may be overcome by following a definite plan. a. Observe plants daily. Plants should never be allowed to wilt for. want of water. Permanent injury will result. b. When watering plants, water thoroughly. Avoid frequent watering. c. Avoid the use of water that is too hot- or top cold. Use water at room temperature. d. Rapid growing plants such as begonias, fuchsias, cinerarias and ferns require more water than the slow growing plants such as Christmas cacti, pandantis and sansevie- rias, e. Water plants early in the .morning. f. Poor drainage and the placing ol" potted plants in receptacles which hold excessive water around the pot are common faults which should be avoided'. 6. Keep the plants free from insects by either pinching them off. or spraying the plant, with the proper insecticide. Will Receive Instructions In Use Of Cooperatives In Marketing Ten farmers ol North Mississippi '.•ounty will attend a school for co- apenttive.s to b* held at Brinklsy Jan. 23rd by the extension service ol the University cl Arkansas Col- Jegp of Agriculture, according- to J. J. Pickren. county extension agent. The school Ls one of four being held in the state this week. Purpose of the schools. Mr. Pickren .said, Ls to instruct farmers in the or- aanixation and use uf cooperatives as a means of solving marketing, production and biusine.s.s management problems. The school will be conducted by Roy Sellers, exiensiou economist in marketing, with the assistance of John S. Burgess Jr., federal extension marketing specialist of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and members of Hie rural economics departenmt of tlie College •ji Agriculture. Program for the school will include discussions by both agricultural workers and farmers of the various types of farmer cooperatives with special emphasis being given to marketing, pruchasing. ana service cooperatives. Mr. Pickren said. Because of the prospective rise in living and production costs, farmer cooperatives are well worth investigating, since they provide a means whereby a group of farmers can conduct their business so as to save money on the operations or get services that they could'"not get otherwise, the county agent said. The big secret of cooking bacon is to cook it slowly at low heat, and to turn it over and over as it cooks. It should be started in a cold pan, and the excess fat should be poured off now nnd then ns the bacon cooks. Pewter is a soft metal that scratches and dents easily; so it should be scoured only with very fine scouring material such as whiting pnste or silver polish. Some stores now sell a special cleaning paste for pewter. Most recipes for molasses taffy call for vinegar, and often also cream of tartar to keep the mixture .smooth. However, n little too ->mch o! either of these acids will keep the candy from hardening. Two tablespoons of vinegar and a half Teaspoon of cream of tartar will oe ample for a cup and a half rl sugar ani7"a half cup of molasses. lined with metal trays containing i laver of moist sanri or gravel FRESH DRESSED POULTRY AT LOWEST PRICES You Select them we dress 'em free! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Free Delivery Phone 154 L K. Ashcraft & Co. AT OUR NEW LOCATION 112 E. Main, 2 doors east of BlythevHIc Bakery CETJIFITS Basic Security Is Provided To An Increasing Number Of Families Payments .'-.under the Old Age and 'Survivors Insurance provisions of the Social Security Act are providing basic security to many families in this area, Robert A. Dagwell, manager of the Social Security field office at Jonesboro. said today. Types of payments being made include those to insured workers reaching age 65 and retiring, to their wives if they also are 65. and to survivors of insured workers who die. Mr. Dagwel! gave the following examples of monthly payments currently being made in this section: Widow and three children of deceased wage earner. $42.22: Retired wage earner, $29.79. Retired wage earner $35.73 His wife, $17.87. ~* * Retired' wage earner and children, $44.22. Mr. Dagwell explained that w.iere workers have been regularly diiiuhyed rince.Jan. l, !D;iV amounts j-.Md ore higher than where work- er.s have been in and out of covered (.-;H;)loyment. "but the- regulations are so drawn," said Mr. Dn y wdJ, "that it is relatively easy to obtain rover- age, A worker whose earnings have been a.s little as $50 every th'-ee months can be eligible if he has .iiiMident quarters of .coverage riiivlMvj paid less tax. however, 1m jiauirally rceeives less." The beneficiary receiving the largest arnojnc through the Jonr-.s- buiy office is a BlyUievjJJ* resi- dwii, the retired vvu-e earner who gets $35.73 monthly and 'his wife $17.87. Picture of a Sports Editor on Vacation BE ASSIGNED Can Be. Used To Secure Purchase Price Of Certain"' Domestic Animals '* '..--.Assignments- of AAA -payments mz«» be Jiven to secure purchase price ol cows, hogs and chickens under a : new definition of, AAA regulations, according to information received by J. j. Pickren and E. H. Burns, county agents, from J. B. Daniels, state administrative officer of the AAA. The new definition was received by Mr. Daniels in a letter fro-n i p . W. Duggan. director of the AAA Southern, Region, 'who stated that the question had been raised at a conference of Extension workers held recently in Washington as to whether or not an assignment for the purchase of a milk cow could be considered as. given for the purpose of financing'the making of a crop. The definition of the term '-to finance a making of a crop" in assignment regulations- includes this item, "to* provide food, clothing, and Bother" necessities required by the assignor or persons dependent upon the assignor for Uw purpose of making a crop." In explaining the definition, Mr. Duggan stated that an assignment may properly be made to secure the purchase price of a milk cow. An assignment may also be given to secure the purchase cf hogs, poultry, and other livestock, needed on the farm for the purpose of providing food for the persons making the crop. ,This new definition of assignments, Mr.- Daniels said, probably will bring about an increase in the number of hogs, chickens and milk cows on farms and will enable families who heretofore have been unable to buy such livestock to have - them to increase the food supply for farm families. Bran was used to puff out .the breeches of the fashionable English gentlemen of 1578. • BUY A FARM WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION . FARMS FROM 80 ACRES UP Good Improvements TERMS as low as 20% down—10 years-to pav—5% interest—priced to sell. Phone-r-CaU—Write at once to the McPAW LAND COMPANY M, T. Minton ? General Agent, Dexter. Mo. FARMERS! FHA Annual Payment Loans for new barns or other outbuildings and for repairs and remodeling to any building—:{ years to pay. * No Down Payment Required The act of congress making .these loans available expires June 30th of this year. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Hawaiian Islands used lo be called Sandwich Islands. So far as Sports Editor Harry Grayson of Serv^,s concerned, they might still be. He's pictured sandwiched between two UniversHy of members of Pineapple Bowl court of honor. Grayson presented trophy after bowl * Those Dead Poinsettias, Don't Throw Them Away Those of you who are about to throw out your dead Christmas poinsettia.s—don't do it. They are easy to grow and will bloom again in multiplied numbers' by Christmas of 1941, we are told by experts. The general rule seems to" be that they should be repotted in larger pot and left alone to "die down" until all danger of frost is past when each pot should be planted in the yard along with 'he other flowers. Next Fall, take up the pot and plant, place indoors like other house plants and more poinsettias are promised by December. Some say the tops can be cut off and planted as cuttings to make more blooms but we haven't tried that. • Cotton chenille and terry cloth are ideal materials for dressing Sowns, bathrobes, lounging robes or lounging pajamas that must stand up under frequent washings. One mistaken idea food scientists have put in the discard Is that fat is the right temperature to fry when it begins- to smoke. They say lard at the smoking point A stale taste in nuts comes when the oil in the kernels is rancid. Storing nuts in a cool, dark place is breaking down and becoming helps keep them fresh. Nut meats indigestible. I keep better in a tifcht container. Get Your Tractor Cleaned, Repainted, and Relettered for... HALF-PRICE • You wen't usiny your tractor so much right now, and you could •pare it for a few day.. We are riot «o bu.y eithereto we wi H give ycm a complete, fir»t-cla«« paint job, including thorough cleaning and relettering, for HALF PRICE. Chances are your tractor need. some other repairing anyway to put it in shape for spring work and RIGHT NOW i. the be.t time for both of us. Our shop is fully equipped; our mechanics are expert workmen. We can do the work to suit you—and NOW you' get the lowest rates. Phone us and we will arrange to call for and deliver your tractor if you wish. OFFER GOOD DURING WINTER ONLY 312 So. 2nd Phone 802 Blytheville, Ark. 1' IJI &r Sinclair Rtfninp Co«p«n» (Int.) Agent Sinclair Refining Company (Inc.) B. J. A LLEN Phone 200 AGENT Why Should A Farmer Order His Tractor NOW? • REASON NO. 1— Break in yo»r new tractor early on light hauling- and he!! jobs—prepare now for most efficient operation. • RKASON No. 2—Buy early for a heller deal on your old tractor. Buy while we are short on used tractors—while we can offer you an attractive trade. • REASON No. 3—If you plan lo change from learns to a tractor this spring, save a good many dollars' worth of hcrse or mule feed l>y trading now. • REASON No. 4—Be forehamJ- cd^—get your order on the books while tractor prices are still based on 1010 labor and material costs. • REASON No? 5 —You won'i have to worrv over late delivery when you buy early. Experience proves that late buyers frequently have to wait longer than they want to for their tractors. • REASON No. (i—If your young son or daughter plans to "man your tractor for the first time this spring, choose your safe, comfortable, easy-to-handle tractor -now, so the new operator will have n good chance to become familiar with it ahead of the rush. • REASON No. 7—Every Farm- nil in our store is the product of careful, precise work. These modern power-partners were built under the most favorable manufacturing conditions. You will have Jo go a long way to find a tractor as good as the Farmall that is waiting for .you in our store. COME IN AND TALK TO US ABOUT THESE TRACTORS—OR PHONE US AND WE WILL COME OUT TO YOUR PLACE. ; Delta Implements, Inc. 312 So. 2nd Phone 802

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