The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 28, 1944
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. PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday In the Inttrot of Farm Families of This ' Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-FEA1 FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1944 Enter the Ptenfcto-Prosper Con| tests sponsored by the Courier | News and Commercial Appeal. 4-H Contestants Seek Free Trip State Dress Contest Open To 4-H Girls Of This County A chance to win a trip to the 23rd National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago is open to sny ol the 250 4-H Club girls In Mississippi County enroled In clothing, Miss Cora I-ec Coleman, county home demonstration agent, has announced. A stale dress contest is being held again this year and the winner will receivers free trip to Clilcngo to model her" winning garment, Miss Coleman explained. Each state winner yiio!.appears in tlie national dress jevue will receive a $25 War bond mid a ribbon trophy. Jf Hie. National 4-H Congress Is not held, the stfllc winner will receive a $100 Avar bond instead of the trip. Participants' in the state dress revue will be" expected to make the dress-and slip which Ihey model. Other garments and accessories may be.selected or made. Community and county dress revues .'will be held throughout the state ; to select county winners in each ;dlvis!on of the clothing contest. These winners may enter garments in the stale exhibit'contest. The state exhibit will be held at Fayet'tevllle, probably the latter part of August.Hiss Coleman said. Four district winners will be selected to rmotlel- their dresses in the state revue* and compete for the honor of representing .Arkansas in the national ,revuc. There .will be four divisions In the Arkansas dress revue this year. These? include (1) wash dress or .suit tor school or sport; (2) wool or part Avool dress, suit, or ensemble for school, spoil or btreet wear; (3) Btst dress or (4) work garments, for girls. Those 'garments will be similar to the utility cos- tumesrfor home or fnnn use de- signed'by the Bureau of Heine Economics; and Human Nutrition of the United States Department of Agriculture. Club meinbars enrolled in clothing w(Jl also be encouraged to make remodeled garments in any of the four 'tlasses listed as a wartime consefya|lon measure Thrift ivm- Icrial^may bo used to avoid the purchase, of new material. gimple Technique Saves jLoss in Transplanting Selling Out Tomato I'lanls. Te§t Left-Over Vegetable Seeds Before Planting Whether or not to plant vegetable seeds left from last year is a (iites- tfon >'innn v thrifty Victory gardeners- arc asking. The U, s! De- p'arlmjni; of Agrlciiltvire advises thnt 'no. good seed should go to wasttv.but Hint gardeners will do Weil to test "old seed before planting. Otherwise valuable fertilizer, garden space and time may be wasted-on seed that will give little or no^_ returns. Plant scientists offer one simple way to test seeds at horne. Lay a TratiEiilamim! is a task which Victory Gardeners must perform Ihrbnsiioul Hie garden year. So vigorous are Ihu young plants which we remove, so often do they survive carelessness, wo arc apt to neglect even the simple technique which will greatly reduce tbe proportion o! failures, nut failures do occur and not all result in dead plants which can'be removed and replaced. Often careless Ir.-insplnnlinj; will result in an ' ailini! plant, or one which fails to produce flowers or fruit of good quality. The following points, it carefully observed, will insure that your young plants have n reasonable chance ot survival. DiR a hole large enough to spread out the roots without crowding, in the case ot seedlings which have a long tap root, it will help promote s'.ocky growth it this tap root is shortened. Avoid permitting air pockcls to be formed (unong the roots. See that noil is filled In properly to cover Ilic roots, nm! then firm the soil, so thai contact is close, since without (his contact the roots camiol absorb water from the soil. Seedlings should usually be sol a little deeper than they stood in the fiat. In the case ol overgrown plants, it may bo wise to lay the stem horizontally under tlie soil for several Inches, rafhcr than let il project above Hie surv face; this is especially the case with Uiinaloes. Tlie soil should bo soaked after tlie transplanting operation Is finished. A lldle dry soil sprinkled over Ino surface will check evaporation. Small seedlings may be planted in holes made by a dibber. This is n steel, wood or iron tool with a round blunt poitil wlilcli is stabbed into the ground and twisted, a much faster operation than using a trowel. Observe distances carefully in transplanting. The little plants may scorn lonely when set two or three feet apart, but remember the size they will attain at maturity and see lliat they have room enough to develop Ibeir best. Vigorous growth in seedlings will bo assured if plant food is applied' while they are small. Jl will enable them to develop a good root system, which will feed them we!; In transplanting vegetables mix thoroughly one level tablespoonun ot complete plnnt food With the soil in the bottom of the hole before 1 setting the plant. Then apply plnnt: food over a radius two feet fronv the plant at the rate of one rounded- leaspoonful 16 each square toot ot ground. ; Four to six weeks later another application of plant food at the rale of two pounds per 100 square feel may; he made.i This) is ctiu.iv.-Uenl to a rounded,leaspoonful for :fwo square feet. Apply evenly over Die soil surface except lhat immediately adjacent lo tlie platit. moistened pnpei lowcl on a pan i days. At Ilic end of 10 dnys nl nnrt place about 12 or 15 seeds on '- • " - 11. Tlicn cnver with another dampened paper towel. Keep the paper molsl nnd in a warm room for 5. to 10 dnys. After flv c days look al| Not many people know how to Hie seeds, ami again nt 7 iinri 10 blow (lielr own nose. Control Pests To Save Plants Destructive Beetles Should Be Dusted With Insecticide With the tender seedling plants just coining up, Mississippi County Victory gardens inny soon be destroyed by an army of beetles- unless proper methods of eoiitrol are ;>nt Into practice, warns Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. The flea beetle Is ,1 tiny, black beetle that hous like n flea. The most common kind attacks potatoes or tomatoes nnd oaU shot-holes In Ihc leaves. While potatoes arc falr- Iv well able lo look out for themselves, tomato plants arc In a delicate condition for several days after transplanting, and at this time flea beetles can ruin them, according to the home dcinoiulratlon agent. There are two kinds of cucumber bcelles. the striped and the 12- spotted. liolh arc small, yellow insects about n quarter of nn Inch long with cither black stripes or snols, 'They feed on (he seedling plants of encumbers, cantaloupes melons, and other cucurbits, often causing the gardener difficulty In obtaining a stand. Later in the season they the leaves and. blossoms, carry bacterial wilt, and scar 110 fruit. The larvae of grute of inc.striped buellc feed on the roots of cucumbers and melons: and Ihe larvae of the 12-spoltcd beetle, known as the southern corn root- K'orin. feed on the roots of corn Smaller than the cucumber Decile, being only about, one-sixth of nil inch in IcupUi, nnd of a reddish or brownish color with ilnck n in rki tic's is the bean leaf beetle. It is the cnnse of the Irregular holes eaten In the leaves of "onus, often ruining yom ,g ,,| nl |[s, Miss Coleman explains. All four of these beetles, she says. can easily lie controlled by 'dusting' with nn insecticide containing the element flunrbie, mcssl rendlly available of which is tlie compound Kiinivn as cryolite. However, she tddcd. another compound thai will «o (tie job is barium Ihiosilicnte, usunlly sold under the trade name of Diilox. These materials, which need not, be diluted but can be dusted as they romn frnm the package, should he litditlv but evenly distributed over the plants.. Since plants should be dry when dusted from 10 to 12 o'clock in the morning is the rcc- ommcncfed lime. An npplicallon of cither of these inseclicldes. if correctly duster! on the plants. Miss : po!c)iiniKstitt05, will rid the garden of llfc Insects.' Fairly effective.though less nmn'z- inr> results can be obtained from cither dcrrls or cube rotciione. Mus&me/ons Should Be Planted On Soil-Enriched Mounds off cully. The oVdy ,.-, . ° |..-..~~ Iloncydew, Persian nnd Miithwesl. JIV IIKNHV L. I'UKE Written for NKA AiuskniPloii.'i—frequently miscalled cantaloupes—arc easily Brown if seed Is sown after all clanger of frost lias passed, in a well drained, •ich, warm, sandy-loam soil. The- simplest, planting method Is .o diu a hole, 0-8 inches deep, nnd Till with manure and soil, mixing boll) together. On the bill spread an inch of fine soil In which the seeds ore to be planted. Hills, a couple of inches above the general level ft tlie garden, arc spaced <1 lo (i foil apart each way. Sow fi to 10 seeds in a circle on tile 'hill', retaining :i of the best plants when they are well started. \ side tircfdnrj with 4-12-4 fcr- l)l/cr after (he plants have bc- sun lo Ijrow Is recommended. Mdims need . plenty of room, a season with lots of hot nun, and plenty cit moisture in the soil. In northern gardens the quicker ina- Uirliig methods arc advised. Cultivate 1 each week until the vines begin li> urn, .shallow near the plants and (taper further away. Melons arc subject to the same insects and discus common to cucmnlcrs and the gardener must be on his guard ngnliist, Ihe stripe;! cucumber' beelle which carries the devastating' bacterial will from plnnt (i planl. Frequent dusting with rotenop.c will afford coiHrrf not only of these beetles, bbul the tiny aphids as well. Aphids nve lo be found sucking on (be underside of the leaves, causing them lo curl downward. Cover th" 1 vliics svilh '»-tlolh and dust under rl l m ™. ""vf. £? G ? S ," e " *•» the-shirt, .directing the rotciione' ™lr )? '^ 1 luirsdt'.y, with • b luiLiiont, cl | fflc o«-cns presiding. Sixty-five F. S.A. News Mrs. Loya Poff. Route 1, Wilson, took advantage of the first good day ,. ;. lo w 01 * >'i her garden. The 1 Poffs . "" U ™. k ."»v? a variety of vegetables a!- of fresh vegetables tills siunmer , .a y o res vegeaes ls siunmer '" elons Knowing in the south and I and fall and a surplus to fill their canning budget. V»*J,I,^ H wiiu[iv;v. Consult your local county agent ' Price and Joe Beck, brothers, for varieties suited lo your who live on Route 1, Wilson, know garden, nccommciided for av.-r- i what U Is to actually practice co- age gardens are Bale's Hast, ma- ' operation. They exchange work on lurin i , - . luring in 88 days; Rocky Ford "wir farms and help each other Pink Flesh, 05 days; Netted Gem. '" various ways. Mr. and Mrs. nu I-IVT&II, yj ciays; tteitcci (Join. J " v<iuuu:> ways. i\ii. ana MIS. i^iice f days, and Honey Dew, no duys Bcc ' c have'-'recently papered their r the .south and' Jiving room which hn.s made It . | very attractive. The Joe Becks T have made plans for a flower bed Flat Lake Club Holds Session At Schoolhouse The Flat Lake Uomc Ocmonstra- • ------ — -- ........ lion Club met at the school house'?™ 1 *? out ako ' by fal1 ' thc *' llo ! )e ....... to enlarge their orchard. Mrs. L. E. Smith ot Dyess. has . . . . found it very helpful to .save old and planting flowers in the yard. As Mrs. Beck says, flowers improve the appearance of a home. M. O. Darby nnd family of Dycss have a nice orchard started. They have peach, pear, apple, plum and cherry trees out. 'Ihc family has .strawberries, blackberries and 10 witli Mrs. C. M. Abbott presiding. Mrs. Charles Brown gave the devotional. During tlie business session the j cd and it was planned to serve the officers at (lie Woman's Club. For refreshments a salad plate was served by Mrs. Charles Brown am! Mrs. Carrctt Abbott. Gives Demonstration For Gosnell 4-H Club dust on the undersides of the foliage. Mi)(tay, blight and other diseases are controlcd by frequent spraying witli half-slrcsth 2-2-50 Bordeaux or neutral copper, or with copper-lime dust. Pick off nnd (Ic.'itroy .squash or slink bii'-'s. Homo grown melons should he picked when "just ripe". Melons picked jjreen lose' iinich of their sweetness and quality. Tlie test of, a -rliit! melon is when a slight , • , ' — " .^.fa^.v £uve [i acmonsirauon on break appears between the st»m and how to get rid of them. club members ami two leaders were present. Tlie group sang, led by Ruby Bevill song captain. Reports were given by the following captains: Kay Lucius, gardening and canning captain, reported six In his club; Bcrnice Overman, clothing captain, 9; and Sophia Bevill. poultry captain, six. Keith J. Qilbrey, farm agent, gave a demonstration on insects least three-fourths ol tlie seeds should have sprouted if they arc worth planting. TTiij is what Chairmen Donald M. Nelson lays Poouf (he paper shortage: s«ris»^'«si aclual weapons of war . n everybody- 25 WAR PUNTS CLOSED! As we go to press, about 25 mills making War products out of paper have had to close down, • Are we going to let them stay closed? Or shall we open them again with a community drive to save woUe paper ... and keep right on saving it? • Van krow Ihe answer.' We MUST swing these 25 doors wide with the biggest ava° lancheof old boxes, corrugated paper, cartons, bags, newspapers nnd magazines, that tliis city hns ever seent Wu MUST organize our friends ... our children... everybody who h;is n loved one in the Armed Forces . . . everyone who wnnts this war to end soon ... in victoryl Get going right away on thnt paper Uoill A BUNDLE A WEEK SOME BOY'S LIFE icn i],rn> DII. iinj lit 'r-.r- in luin-IK-s shout 1 J . l: I'l.uti-n on.l pj-k Jwvninn |,r>\ or liunillt. •o that it can be carried ¥ Support Prices On Eggs Will Be Continued Current carlol shell egg support "rice.s on a graded basis will continue in effect in Arkansas until further notice, Ernest P. Franks Northeast Arkansas Area Marketing Supervisor, WPA's Office of Distribution, sa i c i today. A new scries of prices for curlol oracled CBRS were lo have been announced for the period beginning April 15 but have been postponed until seasonal price advances arc announced under the nationwide rarlot shell egg program. Mr. Franks saici the carlot price support program on graded eggs -should not be confused ivlth WPA's present "current receipt" program I'lKtcr K-lilcb fanners arc bcihs paid support micos for. ungraded egfis ^ricc both programs will remain in effect in all parts of (lie stale The current carlot. price In Mtu,- nock for U. S. Wholesale No. I and No. 2 extras. 45 pounds minimum weteW, Is 32.7 cents a dozen. li c said. NEWEST in (feign. Tully automatic. No upkeep. No expensive parts to renew. Smooth, even (low. Quiet operation. No pounding. No hammering. Easy to install. ' High suction lift—up to'aS feet for shallow welt operation. Can't lose prime. Self air charging. Motor pre- lubricated for life. No danger from excessive pressure. No close clearance pans to wear. Freedom from dirt. A-singlc convertible unit for either shallow or deep wcU-ppcration. Protects you against lowering water levels in dry spells. If:you're thinking of running water, sec the Goulds Jct-.Q-Matic— -UK! stje us. Improvement Ihls spring. She Is papering all of the rooms, and has (.wo new nigs. With a little touch of paint, she is brightening the furniture. Mrs. Cleo Wronn, Blylhevillc, Is selling milk ana butter evcr n n °*>*. "" "cl aild m " c Mrs,. Ci. L. Geater of Dyess, is taking pride In improving her yard She has bnilt a brick walk, in the front yard, and has put out shrubbery, some roses, and planted some flower seeds. WARNING ()IU)l-:il fn the Chancery Court, CHfCKA- SAWBA DISTRICT, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Andrew Rusher, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8515 Knllirecn Icuslier, Defendant,. The defendant, Katlirccn Rusher, Is hereby warned to appear within' thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of tlie plaintiff, Andrew Rusher. Dated this 13 day of April, 1041 HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Mnir, D. C. G. W. Barham, Atty. for Pltf. Percy Wright, Ally, ad Lilem. TCPUinr "Something iLUIllUL" It's Clean! ll'i Qoitki It's Foiy/ • Yes, Pittsburgh Techlde is something brand, new in wall paint—because it gives excellent results over old wall- papar, plaster, brick and many other •urfaces...because one coat of Tecnide ii usually jufficient . . . because it ii quick and easy to apply and dries in ona hour ... because it gives you sanitary, washabl. walls. Don't miss thi» opportunity to redecorate your roomi •t tmall cost Ask uj about Techids. ICONOMICAL On* gallon of Tn hid. mo Is. Hi galtoni of pafnf— - enough to do ovar ihiaviragtroom. HAD! IN I COLOR* AND WH1TI PITTSBURGH PAINTS T»chid» comci in patlt form. Con b» rolxtd la lull o jlffyl T«tfiirf« wallt may b» quickly waihtd wfeh mlEd »OCD and walar. . COUNTY LUMBER" CO. lrcd }nlm »«rcTr»«or5. We pm nn curc nous OK for a nujor opcraiion. ( diiwo- on ilicjnkllrinBhi :.,(„,•- t !..,;, SEE US YOU WANT CK8CICS You can be sure of getting the kind of chicks you want WHEN you want them if you'll place your order early. Sec us for Quality Chicks ~l\ic kind that have the stamina To grow into big, heavy layers because they're hatched right, from vigorous high-producing (locks. . . . Reserve Ifour Feed and Sonifafion i L : . , . CHEK-R-TABS. The only J-wjy.aciion Poulny W.ilcr Tablet on die market, /let; K disinfectant, bo<vcl aslrinjcnt, and fungicide. Helps save chicks. CHEK-R-FECT. CI«n up brooder i.ousc lie- fore cliicl;$ come. One ounce of Click-K-Fcct in gallon of water gives iiijli gccra-liilling power. Has pleasing odor. PURINA STARTENA. 'OW Reliable" still available, provided you order c.ltly. Only 2 11)S. nccdal per chick. Conuins just wlut ciiicts need to ilirive and grow. ;.\>o-^-£,/ ^ &+°^^ V§S% •;;- '-":^| •:&:$j$*> \ $ ^^Ai^si^^i^M^^i^^^ K B Ashcraft L. J,.::: I/a Block South of Frisco Depot : p[, olie 493

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