The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1941 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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. NEWS - FEA TURES Enter the PlanUo-Pi-osper Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Comhierdal Appeal. Requests Should Be In County Office Early To Get Consideration Requests for new grower cotton allotments must be filed by the prodi'c'er. wi(h Hie county oflfee by •February l, 1941, to' be'assured oV getting full consideration along with -other producers, according to information .received by Coy E. Scifres.- comity administrative ns- sLstani. ' 'Hie land for which a new grower cotton allotment will 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/v in 194) means all adjacent or nearby farm land ./under '.the' same ownership which .is operated by one 'person, including also: - <A; Any other adjacent or nearby farm land which ihe' county committee, in accordance with in- b-t< L-ctions issued by the AAA, determines is operated by the same •person as part of the* same unit with a-espect to the rotation of crops and with workstock. farm 'machinery, and labor substantially 'separate from that or,any other land; and . tB) Any field - r e n t e d tract (whether 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. Iri order to meet the definition of, a farm, a tract of land must have the following characteristics: (1) Have a farm "headquarters, residence, barn, livestock and equipment separate from those of any. other tract of land. : t2) The tract of land must be commonly known in the community as a. separate farm. f3) 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 every 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 operator is urged to contact the county office in Osceola or Blytheville by, February 1, 1941 and request a cotton allotment in order that he may be assured, full consideration by the county: and local committees' Offer Cotton Goods In Trade For Staple Acreage Reduction WASHINGTON. D. C.—The Agriculture Department ofl'pred cotton growers $25,000,000 worth of cotton goods free Sunday if they would reduce- 1941 plantings .suf- Jlciemly to cut a million bales oil' the Government's pieviously an- 'V/miced production goal of 12,000,000 bales. The oiler \viis made, Secretary Wickard .said. because the war hud virtually closed export markets, and itcilon was needed to prevent further ai-cimuhuion of .surpluses under Govermwnt loans. Loan stock.s now total about 12,000,000 bule.s. Would KiH'rh'e Stamps Under ihe offer, ouch cotton farmer agreeing to a further reduction in hi.s acreage would receive Government .stamps which could be used for purchsae of cotton goods ut reguhn- retail stQrr : s." The ii iimps would be redeemed by the Agriculture Department. Farm 1 ;. would receive stamps at the; rutft of 10 cents for each pound of cotton they normally would huve' produced on the implanted portion of their acreage allotment,. The maximum amount of stamps would be $25 for sharecroppers and tenants, and $50 for owner-operators of more than one farm or of a farm operated by more than one tenant. Stamps would be divided among owners and tenants on the suina basis they divide the crop. For example, a fanner with :i 10-acre allotment would receive S'25 worth of slumps if he planted only nine acres, assuming that hi.s normal yield was 250 pounds per acre. .VJr. Wickurd emphasized that the after supplemented other phases of thfc cotton control program under which farmers receive soil conservation andj purity payments for planting- within their acmigt- jil- lot/m-nts. Would Not AttVcf l<J4id He ,s7iid reductions mude under the stamp plan would not aifect ;i grower's acreage allotments, in 1942 or subsequent yf-un,. Mr. Wickard said this program would be accompanied by an "intensive campaign" to encourage improved living .standards among lovv- incomo cotton farmers through production of more garden, food and feed crops. The cotton stamp program, the •ccretary .said, should contribute "materially" to re-employment ol labor in cotton mills, garment factories, wholesale and retail stores and transportation systems. "It meaas." he .said, "that not only farmers, but also labor, business and consumers would proilt from the operation of the program." vegetables. Outstanding' 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 us 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 lima beans and corn. And serve the vegetables with extra butter, cream sauce, or Hollandalse 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 losr* weight, use the lean meats without rich sauces and gravies. Farm Woman's News Corner ••I'm 1 going to do something about my weight," Ls a favorite .New Year's resolution. But weigh! control and diet .should follow trr ! advice of a doctor or dietitian according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstratior ! agent/ v ' ' Simply reading the scales. Mis- Cc'.eman says, will not always tcr ! when weight control is in" order and it takes some knowledge o [ nutrition to .modify the-diet with- 1 oui leaving out any of the important food values.' For persons resolved to diet in 1941. Miss Mary E. Loughead o? 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 diet Ls. almost impossible without it. Milk Ls not particularly high in calories, but;• buttermilk or skim v milk may be "used on a weight- reducing diet. Be sure to liavp some cream or butter to furnish ..vitamin A. Cereal and bread, especially the whole-grain kinds, the extension • specialist in foods j and nutrition says, belong on every diet list. So "do certain low-calorie fruits and Some Helpful Points In Keeping House I'lants Plants the house are subjected".; .'16 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. I. 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 65 to 70 degrees. Plants should be placed in the coolest room, well away from >-?uiia- tors. Cold drafts should be avoided. 3. Fresh air is as necessary for tr>e proper, growth of n hints as it & for human beings. Plnnts nve susceptible to escaping cases from 'stoves and furnaces. K>en iln> house free from such »n^"s. nr^ replenish the nir nt least nme u day. .Keep the olanfcs free from dust, for the breathing pores be- •^cme clogged. 4. There are several ways 10 increase the humidity of the hous-j. or moisture content of the air: a. Most furnaces arc provHed with humidifiers. Thesn humidif:?:-:-- ?hould be ksoi full .it nil times. b. if furnaces do not have humidifiers, pans may bi> oljvjod or c- or Mde d f . radiators. c. Specially constructed stand* lined with metal trays containing •» laver of moist sand 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 t. Main, 2 doors cast of Blytheville Bakery 'or the plants are very helpful. Spraying or syringing the plants, especially on bright days. Is beneficial. 5. The most important factor in care cf house plants is proper watering. is the common fault and may be overcome by following a definite plan. u. Observe plants daily. Plants should never be allowed to. will 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 too cold. Use water at room temperature. d. Rapid growing plants such as begonias, fuchsias, cinerarias and ferns require more water than the slow grow hi g plants such as Christmas cacti, pandanus and sansevie- rias. e. Water plants, early in the , morning. f. Poor drainage nnd the placing of 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. flTTtNfl SCHOOL Will Receive Instructions In Use Of Cooperatives In Marketing .Ten farmers of North Mississippi '.:oum.y will attend a school for co- -pe-rulives to be held at Brlnkley Jan. 23rd by the; extension service of the University c: Arkansas College of Agriculture, according to J. J. Pickren. county extension agent. The school Ls one of four being neld in the state this week. Purpose of th/i schools, Mr. Pickren .said, Ls to instruct farmers in the or- yanl/ation and use'of cooperatives us a means of solving marketing, production and business management problems. The .school will be conducted by Hoy Sellers, 'extension economist in marketing, with the assistance of John s. Burgess Jr.. federal extension marketing .specialist oMhe U". S. Department of Agriculture, uml members of ihe rural economics depsirtemnt of i!ie College of Agriculture. Program for ihe 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, aha 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 mean.? whereby a group of farmers can conduct their business so as to save money on the operations or get services that they coulcTnot 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 and then as 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 paste 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, a little too •mich of 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 N .sugar am? a half cup of molasses. FARMERS! 6ETJIEFJ15 Basic Security Is Provided To An Increasing Number Of Families Payments. under .the Old Age and 'Survivors .Insurance provisions of the Social Security Ace 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 Lo insured workers reaching age G5 and retiring, to their' wives if they also are 65. and to survivors of insured workers who die. Mr. Dagweli gave the following examples of monthly payments currently being made in thus section: Widow . and three children of deceased wage earner, $42.22; Retired wage earner, $29.79. Retired wage earner $3573 His wife, $17.87. ~- ' Retired' wage earner and ch'l- dron, $44.22. Mr. Dagv.-eli explained that w.iH-r: workers have been regularlv ^nphyecUinte.Juji. l, ]D;i7 amounts j^xl nre higher than where \vork- w-H have been in and out of .ove--cd Picture of a Sports Editor on Vacation ^ ', ' T> *: 4 >~% s **' ,4 ; " s -- ^' ''"""' "HiU Hie... regulations arc .so drawn," said Mr. Dagweli, "that 'it J.s relatively easy to obtain coverage. A worker whose earnings have been as Mule a.s $50 every ih-ee months can be eiJg/ble if he has iii.JMcient .quarters of coverage riuvm* jjnld Ji\s.s lax, however tie uuUiraJly receives less." 'Hie beneficiary receiving the uu-;.;t-.sL am-ount ihr6uj>h the joiic-s- bu.'j oiiice is a JBlylhevilJe resi- ci.-ni, the roared wa-><> earner who gels $35.73 monthlv and his wif> $17.87. Can Be Used To Secure Purchase Price Of Certain' Domestic Animals :& ^ _ Assignments of AAA payments m;,/ be given to secure purchase price of cows, hogs and chickens under a- new definition of, AAA regulations, according to information received by J. j. Pickren and & 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 from L. 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 tho 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 of 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. 1 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 use'd to puff out the breeches of the fashionable English gentlemen of 1578. BUY A FARM WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION FARMS FROM 80 ACRES UP mnn* ****** Improvements TERMS as low as 20% down—10 years to pav—5* interest—priced to sell. Phone^-Call—Write at once to the - - McFAW LAND COMPANY M. T. Minton, General Agent, Dexter, Mo. 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. Blytheville, Ark, f if t>t Stectalr ntflnine Comment (l*t.) Agent Sinclair Refining Company (Inc.) B. J. A LLEN Phone 200 AGENT Hawaiian Ishmds used lo be called Sandwich Islands. So far as Sports Editor Harry Grayson o Service is concerned, they might still be. lies pictured sandwiched beiween- two University ot H-u beauties, members of Pineapple Bowl court of honor. Grayson presented trophy if£? bowl -ame Those Dead Poinsettias, Don't Throw Them Away Those of you who are about to throw out your dead Christmas poinsettias—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 the other flowers. Next Fail, 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 lowns, bathrobes, lounging robe's 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 Ls breaking down and becoming indigestible. A stale" taste in nuts comes when the oil in the kernels is rancid. Storing nuts in a cool, dark place helps keep them fresh. Nut meats keep better in a tJglu container. Get Your Tractor Cleaned, Repainted, and Relettered for.. .HALF -PRICE • You aren't twin* your tractor .o much right now, and you could •pare it for a few day.. We are not BO bu.y either—«o we will give yon a complete, firit-clai. paint job, including thorough cleaning and relettering, for HALF PRICE. Chances are your tractor need. come other repairing anyway to put it in shape for *pring work and RIGHT NOW is the best 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 DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd Phone 802 Why Should A Farmer Order His Tractor NOW? • REASON NO. 1— Break in your new tractor early on light hauling and helt jobs—prepare now for most efficient, operation. • REASON No. 2—Buy early for a better deal on your old tractor. Buy while >ve are short on used tractors—\vhile we can offer you ars attractive trade. • REASON No. 3—If you plan fo change from teams to a tractor this spring, gave a good many dollars' worth of horse or nuiie feed by trading no>v. • REASON No. 4—Be forehanded—get your order on the books while tractor prices are still based on 1910 labor and material costs. • REASON No? 5 —You won't have to worry over late delivery when you buy early. Experience proves that fate buyers frequently have to wait longer than they want to for their tractors. •REASON No. G—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 a good chance to become familiar with it ahead of the rush. • REASON No. 7—Every Farm all in our store is the product of careful, precise work. These modern power-partners were built under the most favorable inanufao hiring conditions. You will have to 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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