The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1943 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1943
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noun BLYTHJiVlLLB (ARK.y COUBIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1943 Published Every Friday In the I Intmst of Farm Ffcmiliea of Tblij Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-PEA!URES Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section 1 ! Progressive Farmers. Let Potaioes Properly Ma• lure Before Digging, •Horticulturist Says Arkansas' Irisli potnlo growers were reminded again yesterday that they cnti overcome two com- Dioi) complaints against Ihrlr crop when 11 reaches the terminal markets if they adopt careful harvesting practices. In Issuing this reminder, Ear] J. Allen, horticulturist of llie University of Arkansas College of Agrl- cuHure, said that while one t'Oin- plalnt Is (hat (lie crop Is harvested too early, wilh tlie result that there is some injury In shipping, and excessive shrinking in transit, the most serious complaint is that many lots, upon reaching the terminal markets, show considerable Joss flow sunburn. Urging growers lo delay digging unlll Ihe potatoes are properly matured, Mr. Allen saiil potatoes aie ready to Inn-vest when the vines have turned yellow with only slight traces of green cfllor left In • the leaves. Another way to determine the pro|)er stage lo harvest is to test 1 the toughness oi the skin on Ihe • potatoes. If it takes noticeable pressure of the thumb to break the skin of freshly dug potato, they are ready to harvest. However, if thp skin slips without much pressing, then the potatoes arc not ready yet. And, Allen added, if they are dug at Mils immature stage, they will shrink ecesslvely in ; transit, and may bruise to the extent that many will be unfit for ' use when ^received on the terminal markets.'- ''^A distinct advantage is waiting until the potatoes arc properly ma- tuiid Is that the yield will be greater,* Allen said. "The last 10 days ot growth .will often result in 10, to 15 per. cent of the total weight of the harvested crop." As Tor" sunburn, Mrs. Allen said, losses 'occasionally run as high as 25 per cent, of a shipment. - Such loss can be avoided, he said, if potatoes are picked up Immediately after they arc plowed out of the ground, or if growers wait until after 5 o'clock In the afternoon before starting to dig. Buy Cotton This Summer Agent Advises Wartime wardrobe worriers look- Ing for duration oiirablcs were advised this week by Miss Cora Colcinan, county home demonstration agent, to shop for colton. Advising that cotton materials qi'e enjoying greater popularity this Summer wllh the American public than in many years, Miss Colctnnn declared that this position in the fashion spotlight Ls well deserved; Good reasons for the |»pularlly of cottons, Miss Coleman said, include the fact tlmt there Is no shortage of raw ciuon In these days of shortages, that cottons can "take 11'' when it comes to hard wear, and that they can be laundered instead of dry cleaned. And that, she added. Is a big luni In these days when It Is hard to get dry cleaning done. Pointing out that patriotic purchasers of new cotton garments or Growers Should Take Measures Now For Cont rot of Fowlpox More efficient egg production may be secured next Fall II Powl- pox preventive measures are taken now, Miss Cora I-ee Coleman, county home 1 demonstration agent, advised Mississippi County poultry producers this week, This disease, frequently called chicken pox, .sore lioiul, or canker, Miss Colcinan said, Is the cause of many lasses In poultry flnckfi. It usually attacks pullets when they reach full egg production, and often wipes out the entire year's profits. F. S. A. News Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wadklns, Route 1, Ulythevllle, arc building p sources of Income other than olton. Mrs. Wadkins sells milk, Miller, chickens, and eggs. These Critical Male-rials In Small Amounts NeecFNo Priori lies Effective last Friday farmers eai now; btiy. ( U!> to $25 worth of sup •plies nTjHlc ot critical materials without- having to apply for priority certificates officials of Ihe Wa: Production Board have announced The supplies which can In bought wllhoiit priority rating in elude tools and implements form crs need lo increase food produc lion.' Officials-said the new rangemcnt was ordered by WPB after such n program had bee: the Office of Civilia Rcnuiremcnts. A. farmer necdin more Hum $25 worlh of Ihe lisle supplies should apply to his Coim ly Farm Rationing Committee. The .order providing lor emcr Advising tluil vacinmillon Is the only practical inclhnd of cnnli-ol, MLss Colcmnn snlcl thai treatment , for Fowl-ixix uflor H Ls csUililish- tiilerhils should look for lasting ;cd In llie flock Is expensive and of inllly In cotlmts. Just as they do jqm'.sllovmble value. {Sanitation, ul- licn selecting u suit or rayon though beneficial, will not always ross, Miss Coleman declared Uils' prevent Ihc occurencc of llie dls- no time to foil lo check for i case etllicr. she snld. ich features as fast colors, san-' cm Hie other luind, Miss Cole- oi'izcd mntcrlol, (jood coiutriicllon 'mini .siiid vaccination Ls i reudy-mrulc garmenls, niul con- crvallrc designs lhal will he In tylc for Ihe duration. Although Ihcre will not lie ninny r the tine Imported mercerized liainhrays and ginghams or fine ombcd i'iU'n fahrlcs, such as voile, mlly, nnd bntisle, Ihcre nrc nmny cssury. ovely ]>aUcrns of domo-stfc seer- UrBlnij uckcr, elnghnm, cliambray and niL'iltn, Miss Colcmnit said. iroducts her a substantial .mount, and she Is keeping n rcc- rd of it so that she will know cx- ictly how much these surplus irodncls are worth 1n dollars and ents. The B'Otls Koonce family, Route !. Dlylheville, have a garden which vlll supply llicm wllh all Ihe fresh intl canned vegetables they will ice<l tills year. Mr. mill Mr*. Leon Plllitt, Route I, Blythevllle, have good prospects for their winter's supply of meat nid lard. They have 11) pigs and arc planning.vto'market some of Ihcin. In addition' lo providing /ood for their family.-^thcy arc producing a surplus which will help to feed our armed forces. The Clyde IJratlon lamily Ls doing « splendid Job of raising food, although wet weather has handler- Farm Woman's Column SAVE YOUR CLOTHING BY SAVING YOUR IKON—One or Iho iiomemaker's essential wartime Jobs is making her family's dollies last, according to Miss Cora Lee Colc- iniiii, home hlngMY filmll him] la I man, county home demonstration agent. And in order to do that; Miss Coliiinan continues, she must take care of her iron, rlierc are some of her suggestions on making the iron lasl for the duration. Attach (lie cord to the Iron before plugging It Into the outlet. .Sparking which occurs when connection to the Iron Is made after the cord Is plugged lo Ihe socket will In time destroy metal In (he lion terminals. Avoid overheating which will .break down heater wires or discolor the finish. Disconnect tile iron when you do fin errand— It may take longer than you think. A fall may break connections inside the iron or nick the Ironing surface. Do not stretch the cord where 11 can be tripped over. Keep all surfaces of the Iron clean and smooth. Remove starch spots with a cloth wrung from soap suds, or, If that Ls not effective, try a mlW scouring powder or rub lightly with fine steel wool. If the iron slicks, nib it over with a little salt on a piece of paper or Time To Remove Cool Weather Crops and Plant Late Season 'I lungs Removing cool weather crops, re- ccndllionlng soil, planting late season vegetables, and selecting .seed Irish jwlaloes for the Kail crop arc the activities listtd on Arkansas' Victory gardening calendar for this week by Karl J. Allen, exlcii- horllculturist. regard to removing cool •weather crops, Allen said that Eng- pca should he pulled when they are through producing and the ground used for sweet po laloes or tomatoes. Radishes. Imf Iclliicc, and sp:nuch, are probably ready also to be cleaned np and the space planted to bnsh snap brans, pole beans or lima beans. In addition, new plantings ma> in: made among cabbage and cauli- lowcr heads In many gardens inch space can be used for cgg- 'tant, peppers, or tomatoes. 'Ihesc ilaniings should be- made only sive and .should be employed every community where the disease - . has occurred In the past. Some with paraffin or beeswax. A pinch sections are apparently immune to I 0 '' salt In starch water helps keen • " ' ' starched clothes from sticking to the disease, since no cases have occurred Ihcre. Under these circumstances, vacillation Is unnec- that Mississippi County gency action by manufacturers and distributors covers such items as auger bits, batteries, grease fittings, and oil cups, grease guns, flashlights, radios, fence control, telephone, ignition, hames, cans, handles, harness, chains, lura, horse collars, knives, chisels, small motors, nails, oners, drills, pipe, well casings, pliers, scooiis, tanks, lK)Ultry netting, tubc.s, vulves, rope, wire, staples, saws .wrenches,' and shovels. ASPHALT BOTTOAK COTTON P1CKSACI : THE LONGEST WtMIHC COTTON PICK SACK ;'. ONTHEMMfKET. OUTLRSTSTWOOR^! •T«REE DU« BAGS - BY ACTUM.1 '.:' THE KPMLT BOnOH HEARS LIKE IROi PLENTY OF 9 FT. SACKS FOR SALE BY LEADING JOBBERSU poultry producers take the necessary steps to prevent an outbreak of FViwI-pox In their flocks, Miss Colcinan listed the following directions for vaccination prepared by S. A. Moore, Extension ixmltry- niaii of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture; Fowls can be vaccinated by the .stab method, or by Ihe follfclu method. When the stab method Is used, a sharp Waded, narrow- pointed knife is wound with thread to within 3-32 of an Inch of the point. The knife Is dipped Into H)p virus and a stab wound is made on a point on the outside of the stifle of the bird, which Ls devoid of feathers. The knife Is held crosswise lo the leg. Jn the follicle method, five to seven feathers arc plucked from he shank « short distance above lie knee Joint. Tile follicles are icld o|>en with the fingers and luunb of the left hand, and the mccinc is applied to the open fol- teles with a camel's hair brush. The method used by the oi»ra- :or V'l" depend' upon his prefers cnce; However, the same amount of vaccine will vaccinate more birds by the stab method and so Ls less expensive. When birds are vaccinated by either method, u seal) Forms at the point of inoculation after a few days. It Is advisable to examine about 10 per cent of the birds 10 (lays after Inoculation in order to determine the number of 'lakes." Birds that show no reaction should be re-vaccinated. Once the fowls In a flock have passed through an outbreak of chicken pox or have been vncclniil- ed ,if Is necessary to vaccinate all young susceptible birds each year. This should be done with the majority of the birds arc between the ages of one and three months. Vaccination between these ages results In good reactions wilhoul stunting and without delaying egg production, and more permanent. immunity (linn when the birds the Iron. When not in use put Ihe iron in a safe dry place. Hang the cord up, free from kinks. If it, is permanently attached, let the iron cool before coiling the cord around The bulletin, "fjarc and Storage of Out-of-Scason clothes'' may be obtained at the county agent's 'office. are younger than one month. Vaccination of pullets in egg production should be avoided. hen you Old American Asphalt Shingles m*4f Ittm WIAFHIKJZtD ASPHALT YOU save on labor and material costs because O|d American Asphalt Shingles go on right over your )H roof, easily and quickly. 'In addition, insurance costs arc lower. Old Americans arc unnKT'Wearin% Watertight riiv-Saft'- Colorful Use your old roof for insulation and aye money I NECESSAKY HOME HEPAlltS • re a YITAl. WAH MK4SVRK DELTA Lumber Co. Hlylheville's Only Home Owned Lumber Company Hume 4!)7 vherc the cabbage and cauliflower vlll be removed before the ney>' rops arc damaged by being crowd-d. Before any replantlngs are made, Mr. Allen said, the soil should be horoughly worked with the ear- :lsn plow, or a hand cultivator. Additional commercial fertilizer ilso should be applied lo Ihc soil is each new crop is planted. However, the amount used need not, be nore than half that used when the ;arden was originally planted, as here will be considerable residue left following the short season crops. When the Irish potato crop is dug, Ihc small potatoes grading less than l',~ Inches In • diameter may be saved for planting the fall crops. This procedure, according lo Mr. Allen, is more economical than lliiK up the larger jwtatoes for seed when they are so much more suitable for table use. Plantings for the Rill potato crop, however, should nol be made until late July. Advising that replantlngs should be made as soon as possible where gardens have been flooded out. Mr. Allen listed the following vegetables lhal can be expected to produce reasonably well if planlcd Ihis month: Mustard, edible soybeans, snap beans, pole beans, bush lima beans, dry beans (Great Northern or Pinto), While Lady, Blackeyc or Crowder j>eas, collards, corn, cu- cumbers, cantalopes, okra, Swiss chardj eugplant, lomntoes, and peppers. Just Like Housekeeping •BERKELEY, Oal. <Ur>)-."Warehousing and Inventory control Is just like housekeeping on a huge scale," according lo Mrs. R. z. Jeijklns, who was so fearful about (living up housekeeping for some- llilng new (hat she took n University Training course In one of nine centers where 150 women are being trained for those wartime jobs. She was (he first one lo get such a Job and now she likes it better than housekeeping. R«ad courier News want ROOMS REDECORATED IN 3 HOURS Paint Over Wallpaper, Plaster, Brick, Etc. Te chide comei in pait* form. Con b« mix«d [n !«•» a jiffyi Abioluloly no mciit No need to icrape off ihabby old wallpaper. • If8 one big surprise after another —when you redecorate • room with PittsburghTechide. One coat is sufficient over old wallpaper or other surfaces. And that one coat may b« applied in less than two hours and dries In on« hour. You can actually hang up pictures 60 minute* lifter painting with Techidcl Ask us to give you the whole story of thul ' amazing development in wall paint TocriiJa wo Hi may bs qyitkly wasKcd with milfi loop and water. MADE IN I COLORS AND WHITE PITTSBURGH PAINTS MISS. COUNTY LUMBER CO. (Formerly Ark-Mo Lumber Co.) Phone 4<15 1801 W. Main ed growth of Iruck crops. They have a large garden which they are keeping well cultivated. Their potato crop Is especially good, and they should have several bnshcls lo sell In addition lo sloring a_n ample amount for home consumption. --> J. B. Lollar plans to liave a substantial supplemental Income from hogs this year. He has a B°° ( l W&~ lure and has been able to secure enough wire to fence this pasture. ...AFTER WE GIVE IT A COMPLETE OVERHAULING! Your tractor's a mighty important weapon in America's war effort and ' it's ess«n(i'al f/wf you "keep il running." A thorough check-up now hy our trained service man will keep your John Deere tractor looking like hew ... working like new for seasons to come. Here are just a few of the things we'lldo: grind the valves ... recondi- ,,tion the engine... clean and test mag- neto .,. adjust clutch and differential brakes ... replace wornout parts with new, genuine John Deere parts . . . plus many other check-ups which you'll appreciate. And, at n price that, is surprisingly low. Stop in Uie next lime you're in town and let's talk it over. Don't forget . . . this year you can't afford to operate a tractor that's in poor condition. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. .Osccola—I'h. 'Ml Blylhevllk—Ph. 431 e ONLY GENUINE JOHN DEERE REPAIR PARTS RAISING DUROCS Is The Short-Cut To INCREASED PROFITS For a man just starting a livestock program, there is no meat-pro- cJuding business into which he can embark so cheaply and which brings returns so quickly and continuously as the growing of por|i with a purebred Duroc herd. The necessary equipment for the successful handling of a herd of hogs is not nearly as extensive or expensive as in other lines of livestock. Miss. County Duroc Breeders Ass'n Top Pcdifirce Durocs For Sale Ry These Members: J. C. BUCHANAN C. M. ABBOTT CASTLIO BROTHRES Blytheville, Ark. B. S. WHISTLE Black Oak, Ark. J. R. WHISTLE Manila, Ark. Blytheville, Ark. STANTON PEPPER Huffman, Ark. * L. H. AUTRY Burdette, Ark. BURDETTE PLANTATION C. G. SMITH & SON Burdette, Ark. Blytheville, Ark. Luxora, Ark. C. H. WHISTLE Whislleville, Ark. E. S. BOLLARD Blytheville, Ark. JOE T. CAGLE Blytheville, Ark. • Ask us about Deming Water System J. All sizes and capacities oft shallow tad deep well systems ate available. The "MARVELETTE" Shallow Well System (illustrated) is low priced but has features you would ordinarily expect in higher priced systems. Quiet operation, dependable performance, low cost maintenance and long life of Deming Water Systems protect your investment in running water...the greatest of all modern conveniences! There's a right type of Deming Water System to meet YOUR requirements. Ask about it! See US For Pipe, Fittings and Other Plumbing Supplies HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. Published Hy The Delia Implement Co., Rlylheville Kcrics I Friday, June 11 No. 42 Allcrjlion Dinners! Lei our modern machine shop help put your cijuipmcnt in A-1 condition for fhe coming sciison. We are equipped to handle all sorts of repairs and replacements. C. G. Smith Jr., of Bl.vthcviJle, lias his comhiiic in our shops this week for an overhaul job. The vise-grip pliers we've heen expecting for Ihe past few weeks were received yesterday. Let us know if you need one, mosf of them have already heen spoken for. Our mechanics made delivery this week on the International Truck Chai'lic RnglH, of Hlylhcville, had in for ovcrliaub We're making t|iiick deliveries on truck repair jobs these days. - DT We've plenty of hay baling lies and blocks on hand now. Phone us ymir orders. ----- DT --- W. A. Whistle, fanning near Roseland, has u Karmull M in our shops for repair and overhaul. Tractor repairs are given first. call |jy mechanics during this busy season. - - DI Quite a few farmers of (his area have already placed orders for Ihc collon dusters they'll need this fall. We're expecting « shipment of dusters shorlly—lef us know what you'll need. TANK UP YOUR ALBUM DON'T HAVf M STUCK HALFWAY it fof* i tad TODAYI t

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