f ACE SOB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS EDSON IN WASHINGTON Wliat Happened To Potatoes? BY PETER EDSON • Courier News Washington Corresbondent have come to n pretty pass, indeed, when you have rtlf- ficiil.ty in gelling a potato, yet Ihe mere fact Ilial potatoes are now hard to get—In sonic places Impossible to get•— -is'perhaps tho moil significant development ot the* war. it Isn't Just a home front development, cither. The Army, too,' has had difficulty in getting spiifis. far overseas shipment. And so, ind.juccline of the potato becomes a burning question, an issue —the-hot'potato issue, you might say, nnd -fraught with social significance. The OWI report on the U. S. wartime food situation, hot off (lie dupiiealing machines, indicates t;ia( there should be as many potatoes this year as last, tn fact, moi'e: 159.1 pounds per capita in 1943 as against." 125.1 pounds In 1943, and only one pound (exaci- >ly) -less than the five-year average; of 130.7 pounds per capita, 1933-39. All of which goes to show hov( much the experts know about these things, the truest line in the O\V1 report being a magnificient geiiprality, "The food situation, is not etuirely predictable." Life is like that, too, to coin another phrase. WIJYS AND WI1EKKF01IES Ifolt seriously, now, and not to belittle, just, what Is behind this potato predicament? Is production off^ Ale people eating more? Has, thej American distribution system gone completely to pol? Is It the wofjlhcr! Are people hoarding potatoes? Are they all going lo lend- lease? Or has the black market got 'em? The answers would seem to be a little of each. People nre working harder. More people are working harder. More people working harder make more money. Their energy requirements arc 1 up, they have more money lo bus 1 ! "'"re potatoes and blooey! Up goes the potalo consumption. A' nice theory is thai when :iaVcliy potatoes became unstylish, production 'dropped off lo next lo nothing, but that isn't so. Potato acreage has dropped off from 3.5 millioiuicres to 2.8 million acres In the'last 10 years, but while that wns happening, tlie yield per acre lias gone up from 100 bushels to the 'acre 'to over 130 bushels to 'the acre, making the 1942 crop of 371 million bushels higher than the yield of 17 put of the Isist 25 years'. All.right, Imt if.all those poln-. toes were grown, where are they? The (ilibis run something like this: Now is the lag end of the 1042 potato season. New potatoes are just beginning to . come lo market, or should be. But the Florida freeze cut Ihe early potalo crop by 50 per cerX Louisiana and Mississippi i crops ..'are three weeks late. Texas potatoes are just beginning to move. And the' next tier of po- icilo v stales, Alabama, Georgia, California; won't be doing much digging til) the first of May. THE'BLACK MAKKET BOYS That puts up ihe demand on the j holdover crops of Idaho and Maine some 15,000 to 20,000 carloads. The Army has practically taken over all of the remaining Maine crop, about 5000 to 7000 carloads, for overseas supply. No one in Maine can jidVy ship old potatoes without' a government permit, and what the -Army doesn't want, the Food Distribution 'Agency does, for emergency shipments. There is an increased demand for Idaho, Colorado, Oregon and north central states potatoes lo -keep the dehydrating plants going, to build up Army reserve's. And to further assist in sweeping the market clean, there is the normal spring demand for seed potatoes. Here conies in your old friend, the>'black market operator. Know- ing-thai people requiring seed potatoes lo plant can get them on certificate, thousands of bushels ol "seed potatoes" have been sold on _the 'black market at high, seed potalo prices, which will never be planted any place except In n pot or oven ot some kitchen stove. Seed potatoes have even been sold to apartment house dwellers in some eastern metropolitan centers, So that's the potato situation, ind it will be like Hint mnybe till nid-May. . •• Bill the experts still say there sn't any shortage. Potatoes won't be rationed and victory gardeners arc still advised not to plant potatoes as there will be enough later on to make up for what you don't get now. Demonstration - «v$,. Club News Notes The Rocky Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Ollie Bills. " Miss Cora Leo Coleman presided, When the meeting was called o order, group singing wan enjoyed, led by Mrs. Silas Ellis. When he roll was called the 21 members present told what they had pf interest for Better Homes Week. Mrs. Ollic Ullis' kitchen was an inspiration to all who saw tt. it is n white un'd.rcd. She 1ms a bmli- n sink with shelves at the Mile ind bollotn, which she made. She •ecently painted and papered ihe iltchcn ami living room. After a discussing relative to the club being hostess to the sol- Hcrs at the USD. eight members, Mrs. Lola I'alsgrovc, Mrs. Silas all's, Mrs, Irvin White. Mrs. C'leo Croom, Mr.s. Clcve Nccly, Mrs. Frank T. Noe. Mrs. Ollie Kills, and Mrs. Don Wilson volunteered to act as a committee to solicit pics mil cakes lo serve the soldiers on .he afternoon of April 25. Mrs. M. L. Sivlhnrt and Miss Evelyn Ttir- ler of Leachllle were gusets. Mrs. J. M. Bell, president of Fairvicw Home Demonstration Club, was a guest also. Miss Coleman gave a dcnionstra- lon on "Controlling Garden Pests." The gardening chairman, Mrs. ;leo.doom, distributed some leaf- els which all were glad to receive. The Rocky Home Demonstration Club is 100 per cent, in gardens, poultry and dairy products. Mrs. Noc told of here three sets of pigs. Mrs. Ncely also has some. Each member compared their gar- lens. There Is n wonderful pros- icct lor a Live-at-Ilome Commii- illy at Rocky. The club was adjourned by sny- Ing the American Home Demonstration Club Creed. The next mect- ng will be held at the home nt Mrs. irvin White. Member of Cult Fined In Missouri 3ARUTHERSVILLE, April 27. — Itoberl J. Aclair, self-styled member of Jehovah's Witnesses, was fined 100 Sand costs in Circuit Court here Momiay, with Judge J. V. Billings of Kcnuelt presiding on a dwiigc of venue. The jury was out about 10 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty, and placing Ihe fine «l the naximum aniounl. In a surprise move, the defense offered ilacing no testimony, the defendant not even on the stand. The city attorneys offered 'our witnesses. City clerk Charles 5. Wat.son, City Collector R. L.Tius- cy, J. C, Hawkins ami Leonard Washington, the latter a negro, to woducc evidence that Adatr and nis wife last June had peddled literature in CariUhersville without securing n peddler's license. Ally. J. M. Reeves, city counselor, offered as an exhibit one of the phnmyihlcts titled "God nnd the State." He read excerpts to the jury. FOR SALE ; Wilds Long-Staple Cottonseed, > ' \ Ceresan Treated ; --Yon can dust this coll on after it is matured—all of thc'teavcs will fall off in five days, and it will open nixleen days thereafter. >'*' >' t We have a small quantity of Nl- TRATE OF SODA for those who can "Qualify. t • • -• Meyers Bros. TUESDAY,'APR]!.'27, 1943 AND REH€DEL Ten Commandments' For Monday Washday Blues Developed To Save Critical War Materials; Care of Roof Important Thiity-eijiht years of experience and mure than seven million roofs made and applied stand behind Certain -fed roofimj products— as- jihiiJt .vlmifjles nnd roll ico/ing. During the years since the first b'liin;;!o and the first roll of roofing WITC turned out. extensive laboratory tests, as well as tests under nil tyno of weathi'r conditions and on varying structures, have f;eiml lo maintain constant im- piovrmtiiu in Certain-teed products. Bror Dohltcrg pointed out in a recent interview that the proper caic of the roof plays an important part in supporting the gov- (••rinnrnt'.s policy of toping lip the homo front. Without a good, .sound rool lo protect it, home and factory construction can be sabotaged by ihi 1 .sun, wind ant 1 , rain ele- inenl;: in .shun order. It is not necessary to secure a permit for needed roof repairs, nnil there is ( ____________ Designing Center For Wallpaper Shifts From London To America World War II ushers in a ])i> w style center in n no-.v field of design! Just as (he early stages of the war saw a. .shift in the creative center for gowns and hats from Paris to New Yoik, recent developments have moved the wallpaper designing center of the world from England to Die United States England no longer manufactures' nny wallpaper. American designers nre styling tli[> new wuUpupers, such as the um'timl color-blcitd- Ing companion papers which coordinate color .schemes in adjoin- in;; rooms. American Ideas nre going into them. Anwricun tradition is furnishing inspiration for their content. Tn the past, the source of ideas has been England nwl the con- Old wallpaper prints and pniiiHjs, tapestries, and china furnished themes for European designers and for American designers who felt they must study their .subject, abroad. European wallpaper prints were held in great veneration by American home-mnbers no longer beini; made in countries not be ob- where materials can lained. •I he gcld-mine of Ideas in United States tradition and s being fully explored by coiUem- >orary designers. Rnrc papers discovered under layers of later deco- titlnn in New England homes fur I Convince your husband tbil It Isn't J'slssy" for him to help you ;«'llh the wash. ;>• NEA Service. NEW YORK.—What With labor and fuel shortages ploying havoc with laundries' work pickups and deliveries, many n housewife Is Ihrenlcniug to do her own liumdry, 'even If it kills me." But laundering needn't, be a back-breaking chore, says the home economic department of Teachers College here, if you plan your work efficiently. Even though you may be working in limited quarters, you can turn out n .sizeable wash, if you .follow liie.se "ten commandments" or theirs: ."To hrgin ; with," they observe, "ire cJiiinai use our grandmother's methods, because we aren't dealing will! the same fabrics as she was." Always rend the washing instructions the manufacturer has given you, they warn, particularly with rayon clothing. (1) Budget your laundry work ns you do your other housework. Don't let it pile tip until the very sight ol a huge bnlch of dirty clothes discourages you before you begin. And don't allow garments to become too soiled. Not only will they require more elbow grease, but Loo much rubbing and scrubbing is hard on fabrics (2) Use a mild soap for delicate clothing; a heavy one for sheets, towels and bath mats; and apply liar soap to those especially dirty areas, using n soil nail brush scrub shirt collars and cuffs to 131 Soaking over five minutes— or mole than sufficiently long to wet Hie clothing thoroughly—isn't, advisable for modern fabrics. Uoil- Ing Is nirt'ly good practice _., ... i-l) To ease the strain on your | with the wash." back when doing heavy pieces in Ihe bathtub, use a plunger. They can lie bought cheaply or you can make one from n large-size funnel with a scries of holes punched ni'ouncl the neck and fastened to the end of n broom handle Be certain, however, lo smooth all the roughness from both sides of the funnel. 15) In drying drape them over clothes, do not radiators, 'Hnng , shirts, dresses, slips and such oove smooth, impnmlecl, uncovered wooden hangers. He certain that the drying surface Is clean nnd sufficiently strong lo hold the wash. (li> If your drying space is limited to kitchen and bathroom, plan to have your laundry dry at night, when It won't interfere with your oilier household activities. <7» Sprinkled clothes should stand for two hours before being ironed, to permit the moisture to distribute evenly. Do not allow them to stand too long, however, ns some pieces may mildew. (8) When pressing, use a well- padded ironing board, which has a taut cover, free from wrinkles. Group your Ironing so that pieces requiring the same degree of heat are done in succession. 'Ihis .saves changing the iron temperature. (9) Press .silks and rayons on tho wrong side with a moderately hent- eU Iron Make certain Unit all your clothes arc thoroughly dry before putting them away, to prevent. wrinkling, or your work will all be for naught. (1C) AS n final hint on lightening the housewife's work on washday, the home economics department says: "Convince your husband thai it isn't 'sissy' for him to help you Farm Woman's Column or in a warm, dry. shaded room and when thoroughly dry crushed and stored In glass jars in a dark place. For garden decoration, Miss Coleman suggested that low bas- ils, savories, and thyme be planted The production of herbs for fla- ns edging for n grassy or brick vor, fun and garden trimming was walk. Taller [lowering herbs like suggested to Mississippi County white anise, pink coriander, or gardeners this week by Miss Cora yellow dill arc effective behind Lee Coleman, county home dem- low-growing spieccs. Decorative onstration agent. herbs make good ground cover Aside from their hobby value and where grass is hard to grow, or on dccoraliveness in borders or rock rocky soil or between jshruhs. wild gardens, savory herbs make a real thyme sometimes Is planted bs- nintribution to wartime mends by ltt '<^n slants of a flagstone walk. or terrace, and is very pleasing when Its purple or magenta blossoms appear. Winter .savory has a glossy evergreen foliage awl is adding flavor - variety to simple, home - grown foods. Miss Coleman explained. Sage, thynip. marjoram, lovage, I rosemary, and summer savory can ,be used to flaver meals, soups. Gravies, and stuffings; anise and coriandcrbread or plain cakes; rose geranium-apple jcllcy and puddings; mint leaves, iced tea and other beverages; mint sauce or jelly-lamb; dill-pickle.?, salads, nnd creamed meats and fish; and basil- lomalo soup, salad and aspic. After thr fresh leaves have been picked all summer from plants growing in the open, parsley, pot marjoram, rose geranium, spearmint, and chives may be planted in pots or window boxes Indoors and grown in tliem all winter. Basil is an annual, which dies "lien seed is produced, but It will grow from seeds planted in ix>ls or boxes indoors (hiring the winter Loaves of many savory herbs also dry and store well. However, Miss Coleman pointed out, herbs should never be dried In bright sunshine, because they will lose the volatile aromatic oils which give them their distinctive flavors, and also may lose their color. They should 'uecteancd well, hung in the shade another good ground cover. A million persons nre employed In California manufacturing establishments. no limitation placed on the required co.st. Cooperating with the government in cmisen ing critical war materials, several new materials have been In ought out. Among these are cut J ti;;:i ted ii.sphnll siding and mineral surfaced siding board, both of which are specially designed t" (ill wartime needs, and are valuable for use on the outside walls of structures of all kinds, from city factories to farm buildings. :ind decorators. Many of the old-world source documents have l)i;«n destroyed or jjjni'c Inaccessible, and wallpaper K 4. iN'ot always. Begin when the hostess does. 5. Not if it can tie avoided. Best, "What Would Yon Do" solution—(a). MIND YOUR MANNERS ». M. M* «, •. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, them checking against the authoritative answers below. 1. Should a hostess show all of her guesls ccnial attention? 2. How long should a dinner hos- iers wait dinner on a late guest? 3. Can you avoid talking to the person sitting next to you at dinner if you think he is a bore? ;4. At a dinner party must one wiiit until evei'yone" is served before beginning to cat? 5. if guests play bridge after dinner should a husband and wife be put at the same table? ' What would yon do if— Your dinner guest says good night and thanks you for a pleasant evening— (a) Say. "I'm so glad you could come.-Good night"? '(bl-Say. "Don't mention it"? (c) Say, I'm afraid it wasnt a (c) Say, "I'm afraid it. wasn't u vcrj 1 exciting evening for yon"? :- Answers 1. Yes, . 2. Twenty" minutes is long enough. 3. Not. without being rude. U. S. Denies Report Of Currier Sinking WASHINGTON. April 26 (UP) — The United States Navy gave a swift and categorical answer today .0 German propaganda claims that .he American Aircraft Carrier Hunger had been torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic. A Navyomcial declared: "Neither the Ranger nor any other Unilnd States carrier has been sunk or damaged in any ocean." The Germans have been flooding the propaganda- lanes with claims of sinking the Ranger and they even have offered so-called details. Radio Berlin, quoting the 'commander iu chief of the German Navy, Grand Admiral Doenitz, said the Hanger was hit by four submarine torpedoes. To build one of the barrage balloons which guard U. S. coasts and sea lanes, it lakes 130 $100 bonds which cost (he purchasers only $75 each. PETE IS THE 1UMBEI A 8*tt€* ROOF A iool ol RU BEH OID Tex.Tab Shin- qlos looks a lol more expensive Ihan il really is. Those colorful shingles aio charmingly lexluied \viUi ^cod-lifca graining. Tho natural-coloied mineiat granules make them salcly lirc.ieais- lant. Tho heavy asphalt coaling over lough lell piovides durable -Koalhcipiool piolcclion wilh minimum maintenance cost. Tho comparatively small labs make RU-BF.R-O1D Tax-Tab Shingles piaciically v/iiidpioof. Hero's a lol ol TOO! for lillle money. Inspect our samples and learn how low out pikes arc. RU-BER-OID TEX-TAB Asphalt Shingles .-J DELTA LUMBER CO. Blylhcville's Only Home Owned Lumber Company 204 N, Second phone 497 JOIN THE VICTORY GARDEN PARADE Growing your own vegetables means: :• Hlorc foot! for our fighting ni<?u. ^ :• More fmglil (rains for jvar sliipnients. i , • • Move lionlllifnl Xoo'ds for your fiitnily. i •' • More money lor War Bonds. START PLANNING TODAY FOR A VICTORY GARDEN BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. "Wnlor Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Allen, Manager i ore (he greatest in .for Ktditkmal American impels. The li'easurc-ltouso of die Pemi- :j'lva»la rwlch country fimitMies i jniilfltmlc cf fresh and drllght- f nl wallpaper motifs. A chm-mlii" IP«- iinUizt'd design shows the luiilnl Pennsylvania Dutch "dis- elfink" bird in ;i convcntionaliwd Mid and Ilowor iurnngeincnl prim!(1 in clear blues and i«!s on a white biiL-keroiind. The ifetcinuf- v.'lth tulip nnd heart motifs, (iominntes in Pctmsvh'anm utch iiotiery and crochet work. The arts nnd crafls or the Appa- region have lachian Mcnntnii) stimulated a rich, new. completely AmiTic.111 fiiiliion trend in furniture, ilriipery, Wfillixipr-r. anii c:i'r- iH'tiiiK. Here (he designs are pat- Icrnc'cl :itier old <niiu s and 'hiiud- Uiftecl coverlets. Luxora Society—Personal Mrs. A. B. Ko/.clle entertained 16 members of tlin Society of Christian Service Tuesday nt her country home at n limclieori, carrying out the Buster motif in the table decorations. A business and pvo- griini ini'ethiB was held during the afternoon. Mrs. Elmer trail vfns'as- sisted in. developing the program topic. "The Discovery and Training of Native Leadership in Latin America" by Mrs: 15. o. I'atton "Ur.-iKil"; Mrs. Ray Owen, "Chile"; Miss Florence Rush. "Cuba"; Mrs. Holes read :m Easter devotional Uiwne. Mr. and Mrs. nov Ware wore hosts on Tuesday n \ K \\( to the members of (he I.ii.vorn Nile brid-e club, prlnes were awarded to Mrs Joe Hires ami R.'C. Lanystbn. Mrs. s. J. Smith was hostess on Wednesday (o her M. T. C. club members for n luncheon.' At the conclusion nf ihe nfterimon games of' bridge, pvi/es were awarded to Mrs. Russell Hoiven, high, and Mrs. Thomas p. Hudson, cut. Read Courier News want - »da. Now's the time to put the roofs of your service buildings in good condition and to do it with the highest quality roofings available—no one can tell how long ihe job may have tolastyou! Cropsandfarm equipment are too important now (o risk their loss by neglecting to provide adequate protection. Certain-teed Roll Roof- ings will assure you of adequate roof protection for many years to come. They are long-wearing and fire-resisting; they are "Milicrizcd" for longer life. Come in and see samples—while we can stilt make immediate deliveries. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. W. Ash Phone 551 PAINT OVER OLD WALLPAPER DRIES IN 1 HOUR-WASHABLE! • Here are four advantages of Pittsburgh's amazing new type of paint: 1. One coat of Techide is usually sufficient-may be npplicd right over wallpaper, dingy plaster, on basement walls, etc. 2. Comes in paslo form. Add water, nnd one gallon of Techide paste makes 1 '/j gallons of paint, enough to cover an average room. 3. Easy (o apply and quick (o dry. 4. Washable - stays spotless with ordinary soap and water. Redecorate yourrooms at small cost wilh Pittsburgh Techide. On sale si A Complete Stock of rittsburah Paints You don'r pay hi wotar in TechiJe. You cJd it y3V^«!f end scvo money- One gaffe 11 of Tccfu'Je r.:i.I:ci Itt gallant poi.it — oro-'gS far The gvfiag* room. MADE Wt COLOR! AMP WHITK] HUBBARD HARDWARE CO.
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