The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1943
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i*AGB FOUK Publfohed Every Friday In the I Interest of Farm Families of This ' Agricultural Section. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIEB NEWS FARM NEWS-FEA1URES FJilDAV, APKIL 23, l'J-13 Enter tho PJant-to-Prosper Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. TIRLESPEIEU Seiicea Variety Popular ' Because Of High Yields, .Pickren Says 'Preparation of a good .seedbed arid use of'high quality scarified seed are two-of the first steps In obtaining a good stand of Sericea lespedeza, J. -J. Pickren. county agent; this week advised Mississippi County farmers. Sericea lespedeza Is a perennial crop Svhlch comes ' up each ycnr from ihc crown, and Its high yields, even ;untler drouth conditions, is responsible lor the growing popularity J of''the crop In Mississippi County, Mr. Pickren snid. Although Sericea Icspcdeza is not as palatable as the annual lyj»s such as. Kc?be or Korean, stock soon become -used to its fH\or and cat It readily alter a few days, he said. gericea lespcdeza msy be planted 1 in Mississippi County anytime during cotton planting season, the county agent yald. Ite advised, hdwever. that seedbed preparation should be started several weeks before planting time 16 put Ibc soil In shape for .planting. Good seedbed preparation is not only 30 Per Cent Of Farmers Organized In an attempt to determine who represents the farmer, Fortune Magazine recently made i\u Impar- tnl survey overlhi' nation, the results of which appear in Us April issue and which should be oi interest to farmers In Mississippi County. Sixty per cent ol all organized farmers are members of Die American Farm Bureau Federation, '12 per cent belong to the National Grange :uid other organization 1 ;, nnd -seven per cent' lo (he National Farmers' Educational anil Cooperative Union, the survey revealed, however only 30 per cent of the farmers are In organizations. Other findings by the publications were: High Income Farmers, l-'arm Bureau, GO per cent; Orange and other organizations, 42 per cent; and Fanner*' Union. 11 percent. Medium Income Farmers: Furm Bureau, Gl per cent; Grange and other organisations, '13 per cent; Zinnias Will Thrive in Victory Garden Rows and Farmers' Union, three percent. Low Income Farmers; Orange and other organizations 49 per cent; Farm Bureau. <!8 per cent; and Farmers' Union, six percent. Overlapping members account for TOcessary for gelling n good stand, percentages totaling more than bill also results in destroying many 100, the magazine explains. "Oilier weed 'seed.' organizations" Include those with- After the sesdbcri is prepared, f^j^ 10 "" 1 » lw » 1)CI ' shl l' » or af - I'olicies of the I'ami Bureau, Grnngc. National Council of Fnr- tlie seed may be drilled in or broadcast and covered very lightly \nth a drag or spike-tooth harrow pates of 30 lo 40 pounds of seed per acre:.arc recommended by the Unlte'rsity: of Arkansas College »herc the seed arc broadcast. If: th'e seed are 'drilled, about 25 pounds per acre may be used. WPsced should be scarilicd. Seed bougljt from seed houses are usually scarified. If home-grown seed mcr Cooperatives, and National Milk producers' Federation on agricultural legislation Imvc been in agreement during the past year and a half. One of the best annual (lowers to grow in Victory gardens is the zln- 1 nia. They nro the most widely grown (lowers In tills country, having taken front rank away from sweet peas, asters and petunias, by virtue ol two things—their will to live and thrive under almost any conditions, and the great improvements made in them by plant breeders. Xmniris have a remarkable variety of both types and colors, and each year sees slill more new ones introduced. The latest arc giant /lowered strains of Fantasy and scauiosa (lowered types. In size, Ilicy vary from linlt an inch lo six inches in diameter. Among the smaller olios are (lowers which few • except experienced gardeners would j recognize .'is '/.minus. I Their color range includes yel- j low, orange, piuli, and red in nl- 1 most all tones and blends. Blue Is lacking, but there arc lavenders which go far lo the blue side of the spectrum. The giant flowered types arc most popular, perhaps for the reason thai many gardeners are inclined lo admire size, as something you can really pul n value on, in inches. Hut in ihc border the giant are Ihc least elfcctivc, because Ilicy are inclined to hide their (lowers in foliage. ' The medium and small (lowered types will make bushy planls and hold their multitude of blossoms up where they make a show. For a flood border effect all types may be Brown together, and they ivill lilend in coloring and habit of growth most pleasingly. Zinnias are warm weather plants and the seed must be sown in warm A Gbnt Dahlia-Flowered soil. licst resiills arc obtained by sov, r ing the seeds iti the ground where the plants arc lo flower, covering 1 lo i'A inches. Firm the soil. level Die surface, and do Hot sprinkle. By this method they will sprout readily, and after the plants have appeared through the surface, they may be watered. When the plants arc 2 or 3 inches high they may be thinned and transplanted by removing sufficient soil wilh each plant, si> that the roots arc not disturbed. Eventually they should be not less than 1 foot apart in the ro\v. It is not necessary lo remove the first flower or lo pinch the plants back to improve the stem lengths or to obtain large flowers. Zinnias naluriilly tend lo branch ucar the ground. To prolong the blooming season, cut the (lowers with long stems back lo within 1 or 2 joints of the main slalk. ol Hi pounds of gravel lo each pound of seed, .'mis mixture may uc put into a barrel .such as used . lant- I (01 cd, they may be scuntied by mix- haled nuilil hulls arc knocked off ing with grav£l or stones (nbout !i I the .seed, at which time the seed to ">i inch in diameter) at the rate will he suflidcnllv scarified, cr fever. Obviously, increasing the fluid intake In Mich an instance brings down the body temperature. Unlr.s.s prolonged or very lilgh, the hody temperature should be the cause of no alarm. 11 is even useful, when Interpreted in the light of other symptoms. For example, if n • child has a temperature ol 102 degrees, a generalized nclilng, nasal discharge, and yellow sputum, tin: picture lakes on he familiar outlines of a cold, with the 102 degree reading all lart of the body's general rcsist- nee to infection. ),\s'<;i:it SICJXAI, On the other hand, a very high cnipcratiirit, with or without hcsc .symptoms, Indicates xoinc- liing in need of investigation, as does say. a recurrent temperature f 100 degrees every fiay for six nonllis, Furthermore, any tcm- icratnrc reading over !CO degrees s nn absolute indication for bed It is folly lo try pursuing one's usual activities with elevated temperature—for even simple esptralory infection may thereby K converted into a prolonged or even serious Illness. A good technique in taking temperature is certainly advisable, licforc using the thermometer, nne should .shake the incr- cuiy coin inn down below 96 de- grcc.s lo get any kind of accurate reading. One should tic sure that nothing hot or cold K taken into the mouth before reading the temperature, and in the case o] very young children one may take it iTcliilly. On nn average, a rectal reading is about one degree higher tlinn an oral temperature but serves the purpose equally well. cither Hake naphthalene or para- diclilorobciixcnc. Keep all covers tightly closed. Tlie U. s. Department of Agriculture does not recommend the fumigation of large spaces, such as homes, with carbon dtsulpliidc because of tlie flic hazard, but for trunks and closets, where only a small quantity of gosjs Involved, fumigation can be conducted by anyone exercising ordinary caution. act as chairman of this victory garden club. Mr.s. Dcwcy Rice presented a plan by which members could subscribe to u monthly magazine and get one half of the prollls. The committee was appointed and in one afternoon enough money \vas> made to buy a $25 war bond. Each member is anxious to serve Ihc soldiers at the USO in Blythe- viHe and have uskcd for a date. Mr.-;. Mamie Perkins and Mrs. Dave Lomnian were visitors. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. J. W. Osbornc. During the social hour a sandwich plate was served and the members worked at quilling tor I Mrs. Holt. County War Boards Will Handle Raliojiing of Pressure Cookers We Buy Loan Cotton Geo. H. McFadden & Bros, fij'cy. Over Borum's Dru B Sto E.C. PATTON rnone -V. O. litre 215, Illythcvllk, Ark. mz BAKER L WILSON ^aliening of pressure cookers lo rural and urban purchasers will be handed iimmgh county Bum Machinery Ratiuning committees ,ot the county USDA War Hoards, according lo Charles Rose, chairman of Hie Mississippi County USDA Wur Hoard. | .No quotas hits been "presently" j cstiil;lisned for cookers, Mr. Hose' said, and no slate or county quotas will hi. 1 set up as iwr certain typc.s \ of farm machinery, ft it appears I necessary lo rstablisli ipiutas and such us gurdcn clubs, or women's church organizations,, each applying as an organization, members of which have agreed to share Die use b( a pressurccookcv. In the Instance of joint applications, each applicant Is required lo sign the application form. I Aplicalions may lie made on I; Form MR-20A which can be ou-.': tallied from County USDA War , Board offices at County Triple-A offices, Mr. Dose saiii. T'hu Sooner the (Seller SAN FRANCISCO (UP) - The San Francisco chamber ot commerce prides itself on being the first with new ideas in municipal matters, now claims the dislinc- lion for San Francisco ol being the first city In the United State.s to tii^iti preparing an appropriate celebration for Victory Day. While admitting the war has yet lo be won, it is :-;o tcrtnin that it will be that it has appointed n committee to prepare fitting ceremonies for the celebration of that occasion. BI.ACKWATCR CI.UB HOLDS MCtTING . The nia'ckwater Home Demonstration Club mot Tuesday at the lomc of Mrs. Leonard Phillips. Mrs. Phillips, the president, presided over the 'meeting and group slng- iiK was led by Mrs. Roy Scott. The roll was called and Miss Cora Lee CoJcmau, home demonstration agent, was asked to give a report of the last Council Meeting, Mr.s. Charles Cacry was asked to be chairman of a garden contest which is being sponsored in the Manila school district. All of the club members entered this 'Victory Gordon contest. This cum will serve the USO Sunday, May n. As it was Mrs. !)ai.sie Piercc's oirthday the members presented her with birthday gifts. Mrs. Carry led a discussion on trouble w c might expect with our gardens this Spring and with much interest shown by each member gave her remedy for Belting rid of certain pests, Mrs. Masscy of the Shady Grove Club was a visitor. During ihc -social hour games were enjoyed and .sandwiches, cakes, and drinks were served by the- hostess. The next meeting will he held at the home of Mrs. W. D. Burgctt. Yes' We Do All Kinds Of WELDING And Do It Right! • UK Your Hniht'ii Kami Tools & Machinery. PHILLIPS COMPANY 5th & Walnut lilythfvillf, Ai'li. Phone 453 WOMEN TO KN'TEK CONTEST The Skidway Home Dcmonstra- ion -Olub met Tuesday afternoon t the home of Mrs. Allen Holt. Mrs. Richardson Swafford gave :i demonstration on getting rid of garden insects and a round table IlKcussion was held on gardens. The club decided to enter a gar- Icn contest which is sponsored by he different groups in this nchocil district. Mrs. J. c. Stcclc was asked to tag pressure cookers, it be Arksoy 2913 Seed Soy Beans Redeemed—In Bulk or Sack $2.75 Per Bushel, F.O.ti. Dell, Ark. EARL MAQERS Dell, Ark. Phone 635 done. However, voluntary distribution is preferable and since conk- ers are a "no quoin" Hem applicants tumid .eligible urc. required to assure county Farm Katlonlng Committees thut the pressure cooker desired be obtained if a purchase ccrlilicate is issued. County Wur Boards have been urged to appoint advisory committees composed of three women selected lor their knowledge ol rural and urban needs for pri'ssure cookers. H has been suggested llv.U county home demonstration agents. Farm Security home management supervisors and a vocational home economics teacher be n.skcil to act as consultant!; to the county ;ul- sory commute,:. Applications may be cither individual families, neighborhood pools consisting ot au applicant who has obtained the agreement ol several nciBhbors lo share the use, of a pressure choker, or oreanizulions Use Of Fever Thermoineler May Save \VoiTy Demonstration I* [Club News Notes fur >. iHASTKKS NK t \ AIMIOKKI, AIKMIiKUS St;t: UKMONbTii.vnO '•The Armorel Home Demonstration Club was hostess Thursday to the neighboring home demonstration clubs. After lunch. Miss Mar- Alarm uvcr the caniman cold shall, state clothing specialist, gave We're Ready To Help You To with o! Sizes ror Tractors and Passenger afc Trusks 5 Cars in 3. Ai! Kinds of MrJ BRING OS ! HERE'S HOW You Can HELP Y'OURSELF DOJYT litin!|> '"' Scroiic Curl's. DO.NT !';<il In Koliiti: Tires. DON'T Hide On I'luicrinliul eci Tiros. can be reduced ncariy to zero if the patient's temperature is recorded as normal. That is merely fine example ,ot how :\ knowledge of body temperature can clarify numerous syniplotn.s for Lhc layman as well as for Ihc doctor. There ,'.ecms lo be some confusion over what represents a nov- tnnl Icinpcralurc, few people rec- CKiiiy.c the fact that there is such n IhhiK ns a normal ranjsi: nl lempeialuve. and they become alarmed it the temperature is 91 degrees or DD.4 degrees. Actually. Ihc body temperature ol normal, healthy persons may vary anywhere between these Iwo cxlrcnics. The conventional figure ol 91I.G degrees indicated on clinical thermometers is simply the convenient average. SIXK coN'utoi s DI:CKI-:I: Abnormal temperature, reading vary also wilh age—or. rather, with size. An ii'.tant or young child. bccMisc the tiody nwrvs is relatively nrralcr than Ihc surface area, is unable lo disslpaU' excess heat readily and thus .small s:co- plo run regularly a higher Icm- pernturo than aduHs. In point of numbers, n fever ol Ift'i decrees ill a young child may hi- ihc r<|iilva- Icnt of 100 decrees in a ijiownup. and Ihcrclorc carries tile .yiine si^uilicancc. A restricted fluid intake may. by depriving the budy ot tlie nec- rswiry Iluiil for evaporation from I lie .skin, biing a result in ;\ \w-\\. dcmonslration on putting away Winter clothes for the sumnici and sweaters were washed ami blocked. Round table discussion; were engaged in relative to different, problems lhat individuals had with clothing. Miss Marshall recommends lhat all Winter clothes be put away clean. It was brought out that moths are less likely to attack clean clothes than soiled ones. Dry cleaning kills all forms of moths at the time of treatment but docs not impart moth resistance. Washing in a stron™ solution of neutral soap kills all moths but doe.s not protect against rcinfcsta- lion. Clothing dry-cleaned or washed, if wrapped in paper with its edges y.'ell folded back or sealed carefully, will remain free from moths Indefinitely if the paper is not broken. All moths arc killed upin exposure for a short time to temperatures of 125 to 130 P. In combating clothes moths it is important to keep floors and rugs well vacuum-cleaned or swept. Ar- licles in a trunk, chest, or wood- fin bo?:, reasonably tlghl, can be protected iwrfcctly during the .summer by scallering between sheets of thin paper, one pound of Dclfos 9252 Sloucvillc 2- Arksoys Wild's Wild's 12 13 Dclsta KOVSKVH LESL Frenchman's liayou, Ark. K, S,. IMione 2308 Now Offering For Sale FIVE BRED GILTS- FIVE FALL And Booking Advance Orders For SPRING PIGS These arc ;tll bred from lop blondliiu's. wilh c;idi. Mi. W. of FHydiuville, llwy. IS. 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