PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLISTER BEETLES Dusting Recommended For. PestsThat Attack Vegetables, Soybeans Mississippi County Victory gar~ dcners ivore warned this'week (lint blister beetles ure already at work this year. . In Issuing this warning, Miss Cora ' Lee Colcman, county home demonstration agent, said that both the gray and stripped species have been found in gardens In the southern part of the state. For several years, she said, these beetles have been bothersome pests on-vegetables and soybeans . Of the several blister beetles, the most destructive, Miss Colcman advised, is the stripped blister beetle which is sometimes called the old- fashioned potato beetle. The stripped blister beetle is- a slender beetle, one-half Inch long, colored with black and yellow stripes like a Colorado potalo beetle. The pests move in swarms and strip all vcg- tntlon where llicy feed. They may destroy only a small patch and then migrate to another field before feeding again. Control of blister beetles Is accomplished, according to the county 'home demonstration agent, by dusting Ihe swarm with barium flucsilicatc. If this material is unavailable, cryolite or sodium fluo- sillcatc may be used. Dusting should be,done by circling (he swarm and working toward the center. This will avoid scattering the beetles and making It necessary to dust a large area. Pour precautions, however, Miss Caieman said, must be observed when using any of these materials. Necessary precautions Include making only a light applicaltnn; applying only when the plants arc dry; mixing only with flour—never with lime—when it Is necessary to cll- .lute the insecticide; and removing all'-resldue from vegetables before they, are eaten because the Insecticides, contain Ilourlhe, a poison. Plans 'Available For Potato Grader Arkansas farmers were reminded yesterday thai plans for n liiinie- biiilt, single-belt potiito grader to meet the needs of growers who rube small ncrcnges of potatoes for (he commercial mnrket nre now n'vnllnblc thnt the office of Extension Agents. The grader was designed for home construction by farmers wlio do not have access to n commercial grader. This homemade grader will separate the crop Into two sized groups; Potatoes 1 7-8 Inches and over, and those under 1 7-8 Inches. The plans (or tlie homemade |»- lato grader arc contained In the publication, Extension Plan Series No. 4. "Homemnde Potato Grader." The publication describes the method of const rucllon, I Is Is malrrluLs required, and (jlvcs the construction plans. Enrlc K. Rntnbo, Extension Agricultural Engineer, is iiuthnr and designer. Yanks Take Bcrr CAIRO (UP)—Recent visitors to the mess of the commander In chief of tlic.atti Army, whose hard chairs and trestle tables have been used by the military lenders o[ halt a dozen'iiiil'loiis, make this report on the. tastes of notables: General Montgomery Is an 'abstainer, while Mr: Churchill likes glass of brandy when in the desert: General Alexander likes.wine and sherry; General. Aiichinleck always Insisted on sherry-in preference to any other drink; Frenchmen prefer wine,, and' Americaiis like beer when they can get it. H^ tt-'Fj£*tf& » ~w*i^*^-~ ^J^ "VSWmVV^^iiBMM^V' -mm^^** MOTM Pruning Tomatoes Saves Space in Small Gardens Sncchanne is 303 Units as sweet as sugar. It was discovered accl- ilenlnllj bj an Amerlcin scientist In 1878. , ;. FEED SITUIITI LESS FfHll Dairymen Advised To Plant j All Pasture and Hayi Crops Possible Dairy farmers who purchase all Iliclr ar.iln concei.'tmtc'S and rough- aces may look for continued difli- cullies to secure feed next year, according lo J. J. I'ickren, county agent. In view of the unfavorable feed situation, he urges nil dairymen lo plant all the pasture anil hay crops possible. The county agent points out Ihat due lo unfavorable growing con- dilions in April and floods In May, the feed situation is generally less favorable than It was last year. Milk can be produced with less grain lhan normally fed if good pasture and plenty of roughage arc available, the county agent said. When the pastures fall, then temporary pastures or hay must be fed In Inrger quantities. Special attention should be given now lo producing high quality legumes, silage, and pasture. These, the county agent said, can take the place of some nutrients In the grain feed that cannot be purchased. A dairy cow produces at prac- lioally 100 per cent capacity when .she Is on n grain ration of one pound of grain to each 2 1-2 pounds of milk produced. The U. S. Bureau 'of Dairy industry, however, found that limited grain feeding of cue pound of grain lo each six pounds of milk produce resulted In <)0 per cent us much milk production as when the cows were on a full-grain ration. Further, when cows are on good pasture and receive all the-other good quality. We are the AUTHORIZED DEALER for Ultra -Luminall the NEW MIRACLE PAINT Apply over wall paper ne coat covers 1 gal, does average room Dries in 40 minutes Saves up to 5Q % tegular Piiw Out Price •Ai Arfvvrriscd in Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, American Ham*, etc., '•nil kading newtpaptrt. A Heavier Yield for the Ground Space Occupied Is Given by Tomatoes Trained on'a Fence, Arbor, or Stakes. For tlie space occupied, tomatoes are so productive that small gardens should grow lliem; but to L do so efliclenlly special methods ' should be applied. ! Commercial growers ot tomatoes, | liaving plenty of space at their dis-' I posul, and desiring to economize 1 on labor, let them sprawl oil the ; ground, and grow as large as they i will. Experiments have proved i tliat this way Ihe largest crop is j produced at the lowest cost. i A tomato plant of one of the ; standard variclies lakes at least ten siuiaro feet to grow in this man. . ner, and in small gardens this la i obviously more than <;an be afforded. There nre two ways ot getting around the difficulty. i One is to grow a variety of to. mate- which spreads over less ground; and several ot these- have i been developed in recent years. 'The other method of growing to- •maloes in small gardens, which is 1 strongly recommended is by pruning ami slaking them. For this, one [of the strong growing varieties is .needed. The small vine type cannot be pruned. i Pruning and staking tomatoes ;does not increase Ihe yield per -.ulant, but reduces it. Jt does at•Jow you (o grow more 'plants in "a .small garden, and to grow them in :lhc air instead of on Ihe ground. In Iliis \ray you get .1 much heavier yield from a given space; and jmnny gardeners believe they get I boiler fruit. Certainly it is ensicr | to cultivate und care for pruned ! and staked tomatoes, and the fruils I keep cleaner, ^ Pruning tomatoes is easy to do, but it kqeps you busy. When these plants really get growing lhoy fe . mind you of Jack's bean stalk. The plant which you will sot out, sometime after May 15, will b.ive a single'stem. You do not (rim tin's plant, not even lo lessen the top, as used to bo the custom. Let all the leaves slay on, until the plant has become established, and begun to grow. Watch it, because almost overnight you will find branches starling from the original stem, and in a few days they will grow so largo you will halo to cut them down. The tomato naturally grows a branch, at the point where a leaj joins the stem; and these brandies in turn grow other branches, and a plant so sprawly and unwicldly is produced that you cannot possibly tie it up on a slake or fence. It you arc vigilant, you will see Ihesc branches start as liny growths which can be pinched ort with the finger nail. The usual practice is to allow the first one, formed near the ground, (o grow so (hat your plant has two stems. Pinch oIE all thVolliers, ancf these fwo 'selected slems will grow in rich soil as high as you like. : .Tomalocs require all the sun you can give them; fertile soil, .pienly o£ water, and extra feeding when fruits liavo set. The care wilh which your plants arc set in the garden has much lo do wilh success. Do not plant them out loo early. Your plants growing under protection will grow faster indoors than out, in cool weather; so nothing is lost by wailing until warru weather is well established. Full Food Production Necessary The big 1D43 food production Job on which fbi'mcni have nlrcudy made a Hood start culls for maximum use of all agricultural resources. Everything must be ulll- ined to the fullest possible extent, und nothing must be wasted. Land, machinery, labor and other tools of production all must' be used to the fullest possible extent and ui I iic best possible advantage . Tnouiands upon thousands of farm workers will toll even beyond (heir usual 101155 hours this year, and there will be fewer holidays, 'laps to town will be made only when absolutely essential, both lo save tires and gasoline and lo ulil- a.e time to best advantage. Tractors, plows, and all other machinery and tools be kept in good repair ml working every possible clay Swapping machinery with the neighbors will be practiced on a scale larger than usual. A machine that can do the work or two or more men is too valuable to let lie idle. Idle land is a liability this year, also, but that does not moan that every pasture should be plowed up and put lo row crows. Good grass Is a crop which often has more value than any other crop that can ijc grown on a particular piece of land. As a feed, grass Is both cheap and good. | Beit there may lie, and no doubt are. waste areas on nearly every I farm which can be utilized to nd- vantaje tills year in answering- the call for the biggest food yields this country has ever known. Good management of the farm is profitable under any conditions' today it is vital. In addition lo sowing and cultivating his fields, the thrifty farmer this year win make an effort to insure a harvest from the wild • areas on his farm. lie will protect I wild food producing areas from • fire and grazing so they will be callable of producing a harvest. He will increase and improve native berries, cherries, .plums and grapes. He will encourage plants providing pollen and nectar for bees, so that the honey flow may be larger. He will provide food and cover for small game. And where possible he will fertilize, .slock and harvest farm ponds for food-fish production. FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1943 UP PIER Operator Now Responsible I'or All Farm Measurements Under AAA Food Values Of Dairy Products Emphasized During Dairy Month For Ihe first lime since the Agricultural Aclustmenl Agency lias had a program, the farm operator is responsible for all farm measurements Hct'orcling to Ray A. Waters, AAA representative here. It will not be necessary that all crops be measured; however, cotton, soybeans, new cleared land, vetch turned under this spring, and commercial vegetables will have lo be measured. Tno operator should make plots of these crops on plain paper and bring the line measurements Into the county office as soon as possible, so the field maybe plotted on the farm maps In the county ollice, If an entire field is In one crop it is not necessary for the operator to measure this field or if Ihe cotton, soybeans, etc., arc planted the same ILS they were last year llieso incii.siircmcnl.s are In the county office now. The operator should bring a list of his tenants in at the same time he brings his measurements and it will not be necessary for him to make a second trip. Do not bring acreage measurements. The line measurements must be brought in since the fields must be figured in the county office. The operator should be very careful in determining the line measurements since these measurements will be checked in the field by representatives of tliu county office and also by state and regional representatives and in the event tlie farm should be over-planted it will nol be allowed to plow-up but receive a red marketing card. According to Mr. Waters it is urgent these measurements be turned in at once. This month of June has beecn" designated as National • Dairy Month throughout ti,<> United Stales in appreciation of "the efforts of the dairy fanners as urgent, supreme and. vital to Victory." National Dairy Month Is observed each year, but during the emergency period It Is more Important than cvsr that.we recognize the value of milk and dairy products, according to Miss Cora Lee Cole- man,._hpme demonstration agent. Research workers find that milk supplies more of Hie necessary fcod values lhan any oilier one food. It's cream and-sugar are good'en- ergy foods. 1'roteln content, mainly In the form of casein, is of excellent quality for tissue building and repair. Milk Is the best source of calcium, needed to build strong bones and teeth and to help regulate special functions of the body such as clotting of the blood, beating the heat, and proper functioning of the muscles, Iron, although low in amount, is well used And milk is a good source of vitamin B complex, and especially of G or rllioflnvln, in which American diets are likely to be low. The vitamin group affects appetite, digestion, a:i<i nerves. Since it has all of these values, milk may be counted upon lo act as the "balance wheel" of the dully diet—It makes up lor food elements lacking in many other foods. Ami it can be used in many ways—to drink as it Is, in other milk drinks, In soups and chowders, in creamed and sc-allopcd vegetables, and In desserts. When many foods are rationed and nood health means so much every effort should be made lo include milk and cheese in llu> chilly diet. A child should have a quart of milk every clay; an adull a pint. Hcse lioolh'ifsi'r I'liied SAN FRANCISCO <UI't — The OPA has be^nn lo crack doiwi on silk stocking bootleggers. A fine of $0,300 was Imposed on O. E. Hall for soiling silk hose at $U5U a dozen, or 75 per cent over the cell- ing price of $n. The fine represented three -times his piofits on sales between July :ii :nid Nov.-l, 1042. The origin of the silk hosiery was not revealed. About D per cent of'thn forest fires arc caused by locomotive sparks, it is said. First windmill in America was set up by George Veardlcy, a deputy governor of the settlement at Jamestown, Va. The University of I'avia, Italy, was founded in 825. These arc simple things, apt to be neglected or forgotten in normal times, but they may add materially to the total food supply. - Bute by Ite World's Largest Extlu&t Mmfaeturer «i Wattr Mind Paintil Distributed Eiclasiitlj By DELTA LUMBER CO. • BJythcvillc's Only Home Owned Lumber Company 20<1 N, Second Phone 497 F.S.A.News Mrs. Virgil Cunningham, FSA homemnker who lives on Houle 2, Lcacliville, is well on Hie way to- wnrrt tilling her cmuiing budget. She has already put up 110 quarts of vegetables, including English liens, greens, beets, cnbbagc, cnr- rols, :>nd hominy. Mr.s. Thelmcr niggs, Route 2, Mnnlla, lues also started olf wilh n good canning record. She hns canned 45 quarts of greens. The Rlggs family carry out a balanced livc-nt-home program. They will have plenty of meat and lard for /their own use as well as hoy.s for (the market. At present they" have 115 pigs. Other F«rm Security homemnk- crs who have been canning recently we Mrs, C. W. Hovd, Route 2 Lcftchville; Mrs. Prerlrtlc Hodge Route 2, Blythcvillc; and Mrs Oscar Hoe, Route 2, Manila. rughnge.s, but no grain, they produce 10 per cent as much milk at less feed cost than when they are fed a full-grain ration. "Wilh all grain feeds scarce and getting higher in price, every dairy fanner should plan lo produce anil Iced more good quality roughages, which will mean greater profit, "the county n^ent concluded. First zoo In America was founded at.Halifax, Nova Scotia Can ada, in 1847 by Andrew Downs FLIT He Knows Your JOHN DEERE You're probably veil acquainted with, our service man, but are you aware that he's factory-trained to service your John Deere traclor and Equipment the way tbcy should be serviced? Whatever your trouble may be, our service man can fix it up quickly .. o( a turpnring- fy low cost. With the shortage of new goods, you realize, ot course, bow important it « lo keep your present equipment tin Ihe job. RiRht now we suggest that you talk with us. 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