The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1948 · Page 2
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??•» &. MIS* two Conservation Project Brings Farm Back to Life Overnight BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ». April 1. F., A. Pcythre«, Jr. and hi* widowed mother gated over their Mt-(C7t farad near here today and tried to get uwd to the tract on which they have lived most ol their LlW. • ' : ' ' Ycctcrd*? it was one of the poor- «t pieces of Und In Virginia—barren, beaten fields and stripped woodUnd*. Today it had turned into a model farm, Th« land wu enriched and fertile. The fencej were new. TJi« buildings gleamed with Iresh paint. The fields were freshly plowed mid planted. Poythvcss and his mother had the "Cavalcade ol Conservation" and some 175 volunteer workers to than* for the one-day miracle which added at least $5,000 to the value of IheJr once-lifeless farm. Yesterday at dawn the volunteer «rew twarmed over the poylhress land and by dusk they had produced the transformation. It was the Idea of a soil conservation agent who had decided to make « soil-saving proving ground of the farm which neighbors said WM one ol the poorest In the world. I«. E. Kent, chairman ol the "Cavalcade of Conservation" commit* tec. Issued a call lo neighboring far* mere and agriculture students to help him show what could he done with lha farm which was typical of so many used-up Southern homesteads. In a super-organized effort, they accomplished nn estimated five GOOD SALANCE. TRUE CUTTING. 77c 'CUAK> IAIY-S COMFORT AND SAHTY WMI1S CHIVING. HKHM $250 ;iO«*ITIVT.|NtlCHEOI AX IT tUUICATEi. * «OFK! GRINDS! POLISHISI -, 1TIUMIINEO AlUMINUM CAST. fNO. OILITE IRON2E BEARINGS ; SID. S4"-M TMOS. fULl V CA- MClTr lETWCEN WASHERS ' CnWWTABtE/CONVENIENT/ ye»r» of f»nn progress in one day. About 10,000 tanners ranged ineinselves on nearby vantage points to watch the transformation aa 20 tractors, several drills, llmespread- ers and a bulldozer roared into action a* lh« sun came up, • K(ty agriculture students stretched 8,400 leel or brand new fencing. Tea alliet students prepared and seeded 3.9 ucres of mea- dowstrJp. The workers planted 1.750 loblolly pines and bulldozer operator* built 12,000 feet of terracing. Volunteers planted and treated 1.000 crowns of kudzu. a legume plant which will cling lo the soil and hold it In place where trotloo once ate away the land. Tons of llino and other chemical fertilizers, donated uy neighboring dealers, were spread on the barren land to resurrect Its lost richness. The weatherbeaten two-story frame house received two coats of while paint and Die roof .-.hone witn a frcsli covering of aluminum paint. Tlie sunximidlijg mtvn was rearranged and seeded, shrubs and trees were pl»i>t«£i »nd Hie back yard was fenced A hrlar-lhalched meadow and a small watercourse were scooped out and turned Into a one-acre ponii worth tl.OOO. State police were on hand lo regulate Hie stream of visitors who came lo see how the Poythress place liad changed in a few short hours. Today Poythress and his mother were leady to use the entire 105 acres ol their farm where yesterday Ihey had been able to cultivate a scant three and one-half acres. They hoped their "miracle" would encourage other farmers struggling for * Jiving on their worn-out lands to try lome of Ihe modern conservation methods which made the Poythress place one of Virginia's mode) farms literally overnight. I Young Attorney Seefcf Supreme Court Position ^THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1948 Three Face Charge* Involving Meat Sales . ' • ~ . Irlmble of Clarendon has filed l)ls corrupt practices pledge as a candidate for associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, Secretary of State c. Q. Hall revealed today. The 30-year-old attorney filed for the post now occupied by Justice J. S. Holt of Fort Smith. Holt filed for re-election last week. Trimble graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law Montlcello A. and M. College arid' LITTLE ROCK, April 1. (TJP)_ Trial of three meat dealers acciued of selling adulterated ground meat will be resumed Monday l n JudM Harper Harb's municipal court. Most of the testimony was completed yesterday. The dealers wer» listed as James Jack, c. J. Erbacher and Mrs. Clnrence Yeager. fl Gillette High School. He wu Imittcd to the bar in 193g. Western Auto Associate Store EASY-TO REACH HIMINATfS FUM. UNO AMONG KIYi ON IACIC F0» JKI71 Saturday, April 3 314 West Main FULl H" SIZE. k«AH COUPLINGS. XI in • AOJUSTAHE. rus ' STD. 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