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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1943
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fAGEBCT BLYTH13VILL13:(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS EDSON IN WASHINGTON Happened To Potatoes? ; B\" PETER KDSON :Courier News M x i ' Corrt'sbotideut TJilngs have come to n pretty pass','Indeed, when you hnve difficulty in getting n potato, yet the mere fact thut potatoes are now: hard to get—in some places imiiosslble to get — Is perhaps the most significant, development of the war. It Isn't just a home front, development, cither. The Army, too, has hnd difficulty hi getting spuds, for overseas shipment. And so, the decline of the polnlo becomes a burning question, an issue —Hie hot,potato Issue, yoli might say, and fraught with social sig-> nificance. The OWL report on the U. s. wartime food situation, hot otf the duplicating' machines, indicate;! t'.int' there should lie as ninny potatoes this year as la_st, In fact, more: 129.7 pounds per capita in 1913 a^ against i25.1 pounds In 1912, and only one pound (exactly) .less than the five-year average' of 130.7 pounds per capita, 1335-33. All of winch goes (o show how! much the experts know about these things, the truest line In thc OWI report being A mngnificicnt generality,. "Thc food situation is not: entirely predictable." Life is like' Hint, loo, lo coin smother phrnse. W1IYS AN!) WHKKEFOHES Bill seriously, now. mid not lo Millie, -just what is behind this potato predicament? Is production off?] Are people eating more? Ha.Sj the t American distribution system gone completely to pol? Is II Ihe weather? 'Arc people hoarding potatoes? Are they nil going lo lend- le.ise? Or has the black market goti'em? The answers would seem to be a lillle of each. People are working harder. More people are working harder. More people working harder make more money. Their energy 'requirements arc [up, they have more money to huyjmoie potatoes nnd blooey! Up gora the potato consumplion. A' nice Iheory is that when Starchy potatoes became unstylish, pi'OQUclion, dropped, off to' uexl to nothing, but that Isn't so. Potato acreage has dropped, off from 3.5 millionncres lo 2.8 million acres In the 'last., 10 years, but while that was happening, the yield per acre has gone lip from 100 bushels lo the Acre lo over 130 bushels to some.eastern metropolitan centers. So Dint's the potnto situation, and it will be like that maybe till mid-May. But the experts still say there Isn't any shortage, potatoes won't be rationed and victory gardeners are still advised not to plant potatoes a.s there will be enough Inter on lo make up for what you don't cet now. ^^*^^^«»™»-_ Demonstration •»•> Qub Newt Notes The Rocky Home Demonstration :lul) met • Wednesday at (he homo of Mrs. Ollie Ellis. Miss Com.Lee Colcmnn presided. When the meeting was called :o prclor, group .singing was enjoyed, led by Mrs. Silas Ellis. When ,he roll was called the 21 members present ' told what they hnd of interest for Belter Homes Week, Mrs. Ollie 13111s' kitchen was an inspiration lo nil who saw il, It Is i) white and red. She Ijns a built- n sink with shelves at the siilc nnd bottom, which she made. She recently painted nnd papered this kitchen and living room. After :\ discussing relative lo the club being hostess to the soldiers nl thc USD, eight members, Mrs. Lola Palsgrove, Mrs. Silas Ellis. Mrs. Irvin While. Mrs. Cleo >oorn, Mrs. Glove Ncely, Mrs. Frank I. Noe, Mrs. Ollie Ellis, and Mrs. Don Wilson volunteered to act as a committee to solicit pics nnd cnkes to serve the soldiers on :hc afternoon of April 25. Mrs. M, U Swiharl nnd Miss Evelyn Tur- ler of Lcnchllle were gusets, Mrs. J. M, Bell, president of Pulrvlcw Home Demonstration Club, was n guest nlso. Miss Coleman gave a demcinslra- Jon on "Controlliiiif Gnrdcn 1'e.sts." Thc gardening chairman,' Mrs. 2ICO Groom, distributed some leaflets which nil were glnd to receive. The Rocky Home Demonstration Club is 100 per cent in gardens, poultry nnd dairy products. Mrs. Noe told'of here three sets of pigs. Mrs. Ncely ulso hns some. 311 million bushels higher than t , ., . .. fnmimi Ihc yield of. 17 out of the last 25 ?," „, n ^v Gommu- .,„...„ mil at Hocxy. years. Albright, but if all potatoes jvcra grown, where arc they? Thc alibis run something like this: Now is the tag end of thc 1942 potato season. New polatocs arc just beginning to come to market, or should be. But thc Florida freeze cut the early potato crop by 50 per cent. Louisiana nnd Mlssis- , sippi ; crops are.three weeks Intc. Te.xtis potatoes are just beginning ;o move. And thc next tier of ix>- .i.ito states, Alabama, Georgia, California, .won't be doing much digging'.till the first of May. THE ItLACK MARKET 1!OVS That puls up the demand on tlie holdover crops of Idaho niid Maine some 15,000 to 20,000 carloads. Thc Army lias practically taken over all of the remaining Maine crop, about 5000 to. 7000 carloads, lor overseas supply. No one in Maine can now ship old potatoes without a <(qy.ernment permit, and what the -Army doesn't want, the Pood Distribution Agency does, for emergency, shipments. There is nn increase?! demand for Idaho, Colorado, Oregon and north central staffs potatoes to keep the dehydrating plants going, to build up Army reserves. And to further assist in sweeping the market clean, there is the normal spring demand lor seed potatoes. Here comes in your old friend, the black market operator. Knowing lhat people requiring seed po- taloes lo' plant can get them on certificate, thousands of bushels of "seed potaloes" have been sold on the black market at high, seed potato prices, which will never be planted any place except, in a pot or oven of some kitchen stove. Seed potatoes have even been sold to apartment house dwellers The club was mljonnied by .sny- ng the American Home Demonstin- ion Chib Creed. The next mcet- ng will he held nt the home ot Mrs. Itvln White. Member of Cult Fined hi Missouri HARUTI1BRSV1LLE, Mo, April 27. — Robert J. Adnfr, self-styled member of Jehovah's Witnesses, was fined 100 Sand costs in Circuit Court here Momiay. with Judge ,j; V. .Billings of Kennel! presiding oh a change of venue. The jury was mil about 10 minutes before returning a verdict of ;uilty, and placing the flue at tlie maximum amount. lu a surprise move, the defense no testimony, not even thc defendant on thc offered ilaclng slnnd. Tlie city attorneys offered four witnesses, City Clerk Charles E. Watson, City Collector R. U Tinsey, J. c. Hawkins Leonard Washington, thc latter a negro, to woduce evidence that Adnir mid liis wife last June had peddled literature in 'Cnriither.svillc without iccuiing a peddler's license. Atty. J. M. Reeves, city counselor. offered as an exhibit of the ihnmphlcts tilled "God ,and Ihe State.". He read excerpts to thc jury. R SALE Wilds Long-Staple Cottonseed, ; Geresan Treated (• v f You can dust this cotton after it is matured—all of thc leaves will fall off in five days, and it will open sixteen days thereafter. • We have a small quantity O f Nf- TRATK OF SODA for Uwsc who can qualify. TUESDAY/APRII,-27/1943 REPAIR AND REMODEL Ten Commandments 1 For Monday Washday Blues and more than seven million roofs made and applied stand behind Certain-teed roofing prouuels—a- i;liuli .shuHlcs and roll roofing. World War If ushers In a new n , i T r. o . • i Kl y |u center in n new Held of do- L/CVClOped lo OaVC Critical slg»! Just as the enily singes of \Var Mnlm.InL.. r«,v, „( «'«,war_ S nwn.shift h, the creative Care of Roof fmpottanl Thiily-elBhl years of experience f . .. ... American designers tire styling the new wallpapers, ,_ . ;; .- -- —---o. Kilch as the unltiml color-ulrnd- >iuii.K I ie yearA- since the first ing companion papers which co- shniBl,. am the first, roll of roof- ordinnte color schemes In n'lloln- nrnlnry ic.sls. as well .is tests under all type of weather conditions and on varying structures, have jservrd to malntaliy constant improvement In Certain-teed products. IJroi 1 nuhlbcrg |»inled out in n recent interview that the proper jnrr nl Hit 1 foot plays an import- nnt part in supporting the government's policy of keeping up the home front. Without a good, sound io»f to protect it. home niul factory construction can be sabotaged by .tin! sun, wind and rain elements in short order, it Ir, not to secure' a 'permit for needed roof repairs, and there is no limitation 'placet! on the re- rjulml cost. Cooperating with the government •I in conserving critical war materials, .several new materials have licen brought out. Among these, IT corrugated asphalt siding and mineral surfaced siding board, boili of which are specially design•d to fill wartime needs, and are ing rooms. AnuTicnii ideas going Into iliein. American tradition is furnishing inspiration for their content. • In tlie past, the .source of ideas has been England' and the caul tlnent. Old wallpaper prints and paintings, tapestries, nnti china furnished themes (or European designers nml for American designers who fell they mast study their subject abroad. European wallpaper prints wen.' held in great veneration by American home-makers and decorators. Many of the old-world source documents hnve been destroyed or are inaccessible, and wallpaper is i Convince your husbimd that II Isn't "sissy" for him to help you '.with the wash. , --i» - •- " l?y "NBA" Semca NEW YORK.—What with Inter ind fuel shortages playing hnvoc vltli Inundiic.s' work pickups nnd lellverii's, many n housewife Is hrcnlcniug to do her own laundry, 'even if It kills me." But laundering needn't lie n back-breaking chore, says thc home economic; department of Teachers College here, If you plan your work efficiently. Even though you may be working n limited quarters, you can linn out n si/cable wash. 1C you follow these "ten :heirs: commandments" of • "To , l>!Bin with,"'they observe, 'we cnnnot use our grandmother^ nelhods, because we aren't dealing vlth (lie same fabrics us .she wns." Always rend the wnshing Instruc- (lons (he manurneUirer ha.s given you, they warn, particularly with rayon clothing. (II Budget your laundry work as vou do your other housework. Don't el it pile up until the very sight )( n huge hatch of dirty clothes discourages yon before you begin. And don't allow garments to heroine loo .soiled. Not only will they 'cQuirc more elbow grcnse, but loo inicli nibbing nml scrubbing is hard on fnbric.s I (21 Use a mild soap for delicate- Nothing; n heavy one for sheets, .owels and bath tnnts; nnd apply bar soap to those especially dirty areas, using n soft nnil brush to •crub shirt collars and cuffs. i3l Soaking over five minutes— or more than sufficiently long to wet thc clothing thoroughly—Isn't, irtvlsnbl" for modern fabrics. Ijoil- Int; Ls rarely good practice. back when doing heavy pieces in the bathtub, use a plunger. They can be bought cheaply or you 'can maky one from n large-size (unnel with n series of holes punched around the neck and fastened to the cud of n broom handle Be certain, however, to smooth nil the roughness from both sides of Ihe tunnel. In drying clothes, do nol drnpe them over radiators. irnng_ shirts, dresses, -slips and such cover 1 smooth, mipaintcd, uncovered wooden hangers. Be certain • Hint Hie drying surface (s clonn and sufficiently strong to hold Die wash. <G) If your drying space is limited lo IMlchcn anil bathroom, plan to have your laundry dry nt night, when it won't InUrfcre with your other household activities. (7) Sprinkled clothes should slnnd lor two hours before being ironed, to permit the moisture lo distribute evenly. Do not nllow Iheni lo .stand loo long, however, as some pieces may mildew. (SMVlien pressing, use a well- pnddcd ironing board, which hns a (nut cover, free from wrinkles. Group your ironing so thnl pieces requiring (he sninc degree of heat nre done in succession. This saves changing the iron temperature. (9) Press silks nnd rayons on the wrong side with a moderately heated Iron Make certain that all your clothes are thoroughly ' before (4) To ease the strain on your (with the wash." pulling them away, to prevent wrinkling, or your work will all IK lor naught. (10) Ma final hint on lightening the liousewife's work on washday, Ihe home economic. 1 ; department says: "Convince your husband that it isn't 'sissy' for him to help you Farm Woman's Column The production of herbs for flavor, tun nnd garden trimming was suggested lo Mississippi County jarricncrs this week by Miss Cora yellow dein- or In a warm, dry. shaded room and when thoroughly dry crushed and stored in glass jars in n dark place. For garden decoration, Miss Coleman suggested that low bas- ils, savories, and thyme be planted as edging for a grassy or brick walk. Taller flowering herbs like while anise, pink coriander, or dill are effective behind -ce Coleman, county home dem- low-growing spieces. Decorative onstration agent. herbs make goort ground cover Aside from their hobby value and where grass is hard to grow, or on draornlivencss in borders or rock voc); i' soil or between shrubs, \vild jardens. savory herbs make a real Ihymc sometimes is planted b«- comriljiition lo wartime mends by lwce " stones of .1 flagstone walk Hiding flavor - variety to simple, " r *""'"•" "'"' '=• — • ..... - — lome - grown foods, Miss 'Colcman explained. Sage, thyme, marjoram, lovage, , , , rosemary, niul summer savoy can be used lo flaver meats, soups. gravies, nnd stuffings; nutse and conanderbread or plain cakes- rose . , ) . dmg.s; mint leaves, iced lea and other beverages; mint sauce or jelly-lamb; dill-pickles, salads and creamed meats and fish; and basil- tomato soup, salad and aspic. After the fresh leaves have been picked all summer f rom uinnls growing in die open, parsley pot marjoram, lose geranium, spear- 'mhil, and chives may be planted in pots or window boxes Indool's and grown in them all winter Basil K .„, j,,,,,,,,^ wlltch . dies When seed is produced, but it will Brow from seeds planted in pots or boxes indoors during ihe winter. Leaves of many savory herbs also do and store well. However, Miss cocman ,>«„,«, m] , hcrl)s shou , d CUM be dried in bright sunshine, because they wm , oso thc ril ,„ S rtV ils Whicl) Blvc them their distinctive flavors, and also may lose their color. They should be cleaned well, hung h, [? lc shade terrace, and is very pleasing when its purple or magenta blossoms appear. Winter savory hris n glossy evergreen lolinge and is another good ground cover. million poisons nre employed In California..manufacturing 'establishments. 4. ;Not always, negin when the hostess does. 5. Not If it can be avoided. Best "What Would Yon Do" solution—<:i). valuable for on ihe outside walls of structures of all kinds, from city factories lo farm buildings. MIND YOUR MANNERS lowing against below: Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the fol- ' questions, them checking the authoritative answers 1. Should a hostess show nil of her guests equal attention? 2. How long should a dinner hos- tcss 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? •I. At a dinner party must one wail until everyone., is. served before beginning to eat? 5. It guests play bridge after dinner should a husband and wife be put in the same table? What would yon t!o it— Your dinner guest snys good night and thanks you for n pleasant evening- fa) Say, "I'm so glad you could come. Good night"? fb) Say, "Don't mention it"? (c) Say, I'm afraid it wnsnt a (c) Buy. "I'm afraid it wasn't a very exciting evening for you"? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Twenty minutes is long enough. . Nol without being rude. Designing Center For Wallpaper Shifts From London To America center for gowns nnd lints from I'nris to New Voik, recent developments hnve moved the wallpaper designing center of the world ' — - ^ 0 [j 1{ , yetted g^ e <. IL S. Denies Report Of Currier Sinking WASHINGTON. April 26 (UP) — The United States Navy gave a swift and categorical answer today lo German propaganda claims lhat the American Aircraft Carrier Ranger had been torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic'. A Navy official declared: "Neither the Ranger nor any other United Slates carrier has been sunk or damaged in any ocean." The Geruuins have been flooding the propaganda lanes with claims of sinking the Hanger and they even have offered so-called details. Radio Berlin, ([noting Ihe commander in chief of the German Navy, Grand Admiral Docility,, said the Ranger was hit liy lour submarine lorpcdoes. To build one of the barrage balloons which guard U. S. coasts and sra lanes, it takes 13B S100 bonds which cost Ihe purchasers only $75 each. r ^ PETE IS THE 'LUHBEI JMfTHfVILLE.ARJ: ... TO* Jleri Money p .A rool ol HU-DEn-OID Tex-Tab Shingles looks a lot more expensive than il really is. These colorful shingles ate charmingly tei'Iu/cd with wood-Jiko giainintj. Tlio natural-colored mineral granules mate Ihem safely ft're-ies'ts- lanl. The heavy asphalt coaling over a*, tough felt provides durable wcalheipioof protection \vilh minimum maintenance coal. Tho comparatively small labs make RU-BER-OID Tei-Tab Shingles practically \vindpiool. Here's a lot of rool for lilllo money. Inspect our samples and learn how low our prices are, RU-BER-OID TEX-TAB Asphalt Shingles DELTA LUMBER CO. Hlylhcvilic's Only Home Owned Lumber Company 204 N, Second p hone 497 j JOIN THE VICTORY GARDEN PARADE Growing your own vegetables means: .• More food for our fighting men. .,;..• :• More freight trains for .war shipments. I • More lu'aliliful fooils Jor your family. ! •" • More money for War Bonds. START PUNNING TODAY FOR A VICTORY GARDEN BLYTHEUILLE WATER CO. "Wafer Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Allen, Manager no longer belni; made In countvie.s where ninlcrlal.s can not bo al>- laincd. • . ' . Tim i;cld-)iiliie of irteis in United Stntes I radii Ion nml folk i or e lx being fully explored Uy contemporary designers. linre papers clis- rowrod under layers of Inter decu- rallon In New Iin«lnnd homes furnish the greatest .stimulation for Irndillojial American papers. Tlip tre:iMire-!i; of Hie Peini- ^'Ivnnin Dutch country fiirnl.s))r.<j a multiuule of fresh and ilMitjhl- f»l wallpaper motifs. A charming new uniUzctj dcslsu .shows t h e quaim Pemisyh'aiiin Btiicti "dis- ttlfink" bird in a convcntlonallKod liird and (lower arrangement urint- od In clear liluos and icd.s on n vvblli! bnckgrouml. The distelllnk, with ttilii) nnd heart motifs, predominates in Pennsylvania Dutch pptiery r.nd crochet work. The nils and crafts of the Appalachian Mountain region have .stimulated a rich, new, completely American iasMi'm li-end in iurni- tnre. drnpery. wallpaper, and ciir- |)cling. Here the designs are pai- tcincd after old quills and'hand- tufted coverlets. Luxora Society—Personal Mrs. A. U. Ho/clle entertained 18 members of the Society of Chris- tian'Service Tuesday at her country home at a luncheon, carrying out Hie Easter motif in the table decorations. A business and program Hire-line was tick! during the afternoon. Mrs. Elmer Hall was assisted in developing (he program topic, "The Discovery and Training of Native leadership in Latin America" by Mrs. E. o. patton "liraxil"; Mrs. Roy Owen, "Chile"'' Miss Florence Rush, "Cuba"- Mrs iSolcs read an Easter devotional theme. Mr. mid-Mrs. Hoy Ware were hosts on Tuesday night to the members of the Luxora Nile ljrid"c> club. Prizes were awarded to Mrs .roe Hires and n. a. Ltmgston. Mrs. S. ,!, Smith was hostess on Wednesday to her N. T. c club members for a luncheon. At the conclusion of the afternoon ganu-s of'bridge, prizes'were awarded to Mrs. Russell Bowen, high, and Mrs. Thomas p. Hudson, cut. Read Courier News want ads. 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 the job may have to last you! Crops and farm equipment are too important now to risk their loss , by neglecting lo 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 "Millcrizcd" for longer life. Come in and see samples—while we can still make immediate deliveries. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. 81 n W. Ash Phone 551 PAINT OVER OLD WALLPAPER DRIES IN 1 HOUR-WASHABLE! • Here are four advantages of Pittsburgh's nmnzing new type of pnint: 1. One coat of Techide is usually sufficient-may he applied right over wallpaper, dingy plaster, on basement walls, etc. 2. Conies in paste form. Add water, and one gallon of Techide p,isle makes 1 >/ z gallons of pnint, enough to cover an average room. 3. Easy to apply and quick to dry. 4. Wnshable — stays spotless with ordinary soap and water. Redecorate your rooms at small cost with Pittsburgh Techide. On sale ot A Complete Slock of Pittsburgh Paints You don't pay for waf Tcchide. You add il yai arid iav» money. On» gallon of Tceofda I 1 , 1 : gaUafli pain! — c.l far the avirogi .-eon. MADE IN 8 COIOR1_MP WHITt[ HUBBARD HARDWARE CO.

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