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PAGE SIX . BI,YTIIBVII,LB (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Publuhed Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS- FRIDAY, MAY G, Enter the Plant-to-Prosper Cou- testa sponsored by the Courier , News and Commercial Appeal. Lantrip County's first Entry In Plant To Prosper Contest A man. who taught many local farmers the ABC's of crop diversification a few years ago when he was county agent here Is the first entrant In Mississippi County's 1914 Plant To Prosper contest, and many of his-former "pupils" arc going to find the competition mighty keen this-year, D. S. Lantrip has resigned his position as agent in Yell County to operate his farm near Blytheville and one of his first acts was enrolling, in the Plant To Prosper competition. ft promises to be a nip and tuck battle between Mr. Ijintrlp and his many farmer friends who declare "experience often is the best teacher" and who will challenge him to the. finish. Results will be watched with interest by many for Lantrip's Influence has netted two championship winners in previous years' contests. He advised his uncle. M. D. Lantrip of Calhoun City, Miss., sweepstakes winner in 1942, and was,agent in Yell County last year when the Home Improvement title went there. championship Because he always had planned returning lo Mississippi County as a farmer, Mr. Lcntrip will not start from scratch for his JCO-acre farm already boasts a young orchard and some improvements. Plenty of Work Ahead The going will not be easy because much Is to be done. But work already is started for he moved April I, prepared his garden plot the second day .planted ;i the third and canic to town the following day to enroll in the farmers' competition. Mr. l.anlrlp linclal gas heating system for the hoti.se and erect ton of n [pircten fence. \V«rk Despite Windier Despite the kind or weather which makes a farmer want to "cuss", Uin- trlp hns not let the rain nnd eoltl prevent his working. Single Variety Effective Cotton Improvement Program In County Paying Dividends Members of orKnnktcd Gallon Improvement Associations in North Mississippi county are eligible lo receive free government eln-islfiea- lion of their cotton In 1944, according (o Keith J. mitirey, county "Kent, Tills classification Is used in obtaining government loans nnd >l o furnishes n means of valuing cotton lo be sold. All applications must be field on or tjefore August 1, 1044. Application blanks which are lo be used in obtaining this service are available til Hie County Kxlcn- slon Office in the Court House in Illythcvlllo. Through this cotton improvement proismm, Mr. Bllbrev suys i[ Is i[iiile likely that Mississippi Comity IIH.S mflde grcntei- progress in cot- Ion improvement ttinn any other county in Arkansas. The plan used, in so lar ii.s possible, Is for all growers in a given Bin territory to Brow only one variety of cotton. A pure seed program Is also maintained by and for the grower mem- licrs. Tlio program Is resulting In /orl a tit ' sll ' ill)lc nn<l imlform staple cot.... ,__... ._ cll g|n commnnity i communities In North Most of Ills land is ready ,>,,,.. planting, because his brother al- l011 from cacl1 8'" commnnity. rearly had started preparing the „',,? H"> communities In > ground, and a complete program of I,, tsslssl PI>' County operated under crops, food and feed will be curried , cnc vl>riel >' collon improvement Cotton, corn, soybeans, alfalfa. It was the labor situation which foocl stuir aiul 10 n( :rcs of pastures made Mr; Lautrip resign his position at Danville nnd take over operation of ills farm purchased in 1938 from Three States Lumber Company nnd which Is adjacent on the west to Biirdetle Plantation, eighteen miles south of Blythevtlle. He is assisted by Jiis brother, C. A. Lnn- trip of England, Ark., and his wife who moved to the farm last year, and his wife, the former Velah Watkins of Alpona Pass, Ark. Mrs. Lantrip Is living on a farm for the first time in her life and despite the 'disheartening loss of two barns, blowup away by storms since moving to the'farm, she lias caught her husband's enthusiasm. She is going to let. him win the Land Owner Division, along with the sweepstakes, nnd she'll take the honors in Home Improvement, she declared. ' Makes Good Start To back up these words, she has papered.nnd painted the foiir rooms in their house' during (lie past month, in addition to raring for their two children, looking after the chickens and making plans for the future.'/ • • -•• • • Despite ,the Lantrips farm being "started," much more was needed when they moved there. No manager's house had been built, and so the family moved into a four-room dwelling which tenants had occupied. His Plant To Prosper record book will, show! among its nrst entries, that, the hovise's foundation was improved, a porch bull! ant; repairs will be Blown this year, products of the young orchard will be harvested for the nrst time and a livestock program will be xlnrloil when Ills early corn is Hearing maturity. Tills is in line wilh a program "preached" by the 30-yenr-old former agricultural agent during his years of teaching farmers how to make Hie most otit of their land. Ills first corn, "will be In sight" before lie purchases any pigs. These will be fed rapidly and in six months will be ready for slaughtering, according to Department of Agriculture plans which apparently prove that the quickly fattened hog has the most tender meat. At the same time his hogs will cost him less cash and he will not be buying feed. At the end of the rontest this year, he expects his record book to show a good start In a livestock program, but he plans to go slowly, lie said. Will Uuihl Cellar He must build n cellar this sum mer as there Isn't much room in the house to store foot! and he has promised his wife a modern cellar with space for all the vegetables aud fruits she plans to can and for potatoes, onions, beets, carrots nnd other vegetables stored in this manner ... for they uli\n to live at home In the truest sense. When he Isn't working his farm crops, his garden or in Ms orchard, he also plans to do some drainage and to remove stumps as his land Is comparatively new and not all of it is adequately drained nnd cleared of made by Mr. Lantrip before his wife ' stumps. began her interior decorating pro-1 Mr. Lantrtp has been doing this ernm during vacations, along with lurnini- carpenter Christmas week when lie erected <i four room house without any help. The orchard only is in its third year, but peaches, grapes, boysen- gram. Recent storms in this section have hindered them. Two barns on the farm have been blown diwn before he and his brother could complete another barn, also needed. Now they must build the equivalent of three as soon as possible. In the years while'countv agent here, before he purchased the farm, Mr. Lantrip was a leader in the plan for rural electrification. Now. he is , rewarded for his efforts by having his own farm home hilly equipped with electricity. A new gravel road also has been completed, which runs alongside his farm, to make him more accessible and mail delivery is lo begin on that route July 1, to bring the world even closer to his front door. Other improvement include an ar- plan last year. Some communities have inmle more progress than others, depending upon their approach toward 100 per cent of their acreage planted to one variety. The Bryant Gin Company at Lenchvillc has developed 100 pel- cent Rowdcn community and as a result one of the na'tional tire manufacturing companies has sought and purchased their cotton for the past two years. The American cotton farmer may be sure, Mr. Bilbrey said, that the spinners are now looking for cotton of a certain staple length and all from the same variety if possible. Spinners are becoming variety conscious now because the different varieties possess different spinning qualities, (he same as they rv in staple length. Ol ncommiinities which followed the One Variety Cotton Improvement Plan in 1S43 were as follows: Caldwell and Mahan Gin Co Snillli Gin Co.. R. D. Hughes Gin Co., Farmer's Gin and Exchange, Lee Gin Co., b. R. Matthews Gin Co.. Meyers Brothers Gin, Blylhe- vllle Gin. aii ; | Red Top Community, nil of Ulythcville:; Half Moon Gin Co.; and O. W. Coppcdge Gin Co,, berries and black berries will be gathered (his year and the apple and plum trees will tear within the nest few years to make a complete, sinn 11 orchard. "When f was assigned agricultural agent of Mississippi County rnd saw for myself the wonderful soil, I made my plans lo some day live "n a farm near Blvtheville. With tliis ambition I have done things little by little, as I could, and get- ling to comr. back and live among my friends here on a farm is a won- dcrfu! opjwrtimity, I realize. With Hie Plant To Prosper program to spur me on. I plan to make some nnc work hard if they bent me for that championship".' Lantrip said Iwfore hurring back to his farm. Fine Herefords Offered Today Typical of the many fine Herefords offered stock breeders nrtemlms the first annual auction saie at Elm Grove Hereford Farm here today is this pair o f yearlings. Offered for sale were a total of 10 exceptionally fine Hereford bulls and 4G females includin« a great many .show heifers from the well-knmra herd of C. H. Whistle, owner of the Elm Grove farm. Route 3, Blytheville; Vallcylield Gin Co., nnd C. V. Langstoii Gin Co., Route 1, Blytheville; Gosnell Gin Co.. H. D. Hughes Gosnell Gin; Lee Wilson aud Co., Armorel; lilg Lake Gin Co., Flecnmn Gin Co., Gibbons Gin, W. A. Ilutton Gin, Maniln; Farmer's Gin Co., Little River; Milllgan Kldge Gin; Boynton Gin, Ringtail Gin, L. G. Carter Gin Co., I], C. Gin Co., Buckeye Gin Co.. Lee Ocardcn's Gin, and Nelson Henry Gin, Leachvillc; Martin and Koehlcr Gin, Hell Gin Co., Stevens Gin Co., and Dixie Gin Co.. Dell, and Rowland Gin Co. Promised Land 4-H Club Has New Members A meeting of the Promised Land 4-H Club was held Wednesday, May 3, \vth Jimmy Sykcs presiding. Sixty-three club members and one lender were present at this meeting. The group snug "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean." which was led by Mnrline Little, sons; eap- luin. The club captains gave their reports as follows: Alton Dudley Hardy, pig captain, reported 20 In his club; Buddy Fowler, e'alf captain, rciiovled two; Leon Ashby, corn captain,.reported three; K.'ith- i lecn Wcalhcitngton, Burdening &' canning captain, reported 10; Mnrv Sutton, clothing captain, reported five; Nannie Hopper, poultry captain, reported 1; Betty Jo Alton, home Improvement captain, reported seven; nnd Florence Needham, cooking captain, reported fouv. Twelve new members were added to the club this month. Keith J. Bilbrey. county agent-, gave a demonstration on keeping -l-H rccoixl books. Miss Cora Lee Colcman, home demonstration agent, gave a demonstration on making school dresses. Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES; 209 W. Main St Phone 2912 WE FILt ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE TOO MONK* STEWARTS Drnf Stor e H«ln & L.k. p bon « e FOR SALE : CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lnmbcr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 681 Osceola, Ark. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE VoIc«nMnr—Tire ana Tn RtpiMnt Tractor Ttrtt Chtt SpecUltj t AD Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Etd Ash Coat N. Hwy. «i Ph. z for sale by the breeders listed below... Change over this Spring to prolific, easy feeding, Durocs. Ask any of our members for figures on this, America's most popular breed! Miss. County Duroc Breeders Association "THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS" Top Pedigree Durocs For Sale By These Members: C. G. SMITH & SON STANTON PEPPER GENE BRADBERRY Blytheville, Ark. Huffman, Ark. Manila, Ark. J. C. BUCHANAN CASTL10 BROTHERS C. H. WHISTLE Blytheville, Ark. Luxora, Ark. Whistlevillc, Ark. - JOE T. CAGLE BURDETTE PLANTATION L. H. AUTRY Blytheville, Ark. Burdette, Ark. Burdette, Ark. ROSS D. HUGHES JR. Blythoville, Ark. F. S.A. News Mr. and Mrs. Freddie , Hodge, Howe 3, Blylheville, believe in anj all-round live-at-home program.' They have <t variety of vegetables! cumin;; up in their garden, and j their cow and hens provide milk and eggs for the family. The Hodges also have eight pigs, which will furnish them enough moat and lard for themselves and some hoes to put on the market. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Loyd and fam- ilv of Route 1. Dyess. have a good start funning and gardening. They are fanning 85 acres. The family has three milk cows, plenty of meat nnd lard and a variety of canned food. With all the chores around the place, Mrs. Loyd spends oni? afternoon a week at the Red Cross icoin at Dyess, as she has a son in service and she said, "I realize that \ve have a big job to do". -Mrs. I.ee Ledbetter of Manila has her hens producing a surplus of eggs. She has averaged selling 15 rto/en eggs each week. Tiie family had .seven acres of rye and wheat planted near the house, and it was a good range for the chickens. A Unit Meeting was held at Mrs. Ethel Richardson's, Route 1. Luxora. last Thursday, when dyeing was discussed. Mrs. Mayscl S. Boyd, Assistant FSA. Supervisor, leu the discussion and illustrated some points with the Consumer's Portfolio. 'She next meeting will be May 25, with Mrs. Alvie Jarrett. Five "Quick Ways" CHICAGO (UP*—The Chicago Motor Clul) listed five ciuick ways of committing "involuntary suicide": Jaywalking, stepping into the street from between parked cars, walking against reel traffic lights, running across streets diagonally and wearing dark clothing when on the streets at night. Record Books Now Available For Farmers Accurate farm records have nl- ivays been an important means of incraiEing tho efifclcncy of farm operations, according to HOS.S Mauney of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, and it is now more important than ever before for Arkansas farmers to. keep records. Farmers who have been given occupational deferments from the armed services should keep records to that an accurate report, if needed, can be made on this vear's production, the Extension economist in fwrn management said. Farmers who make a total income of SG24 or more in 1944 will be required to file an income tax return, Manner reminded. For this also, farm records will be needed. Jle epxltiiuecl that farm record bcoks arc now available at all county Extension offices for farmers who wish to keep records in 1944. Skidway Group Meets The Skidway Home Demonstration Club met at. the, horns; of Mrs. Richard Swafford.- April 25. Roll call was answered by 14 members who told what they had done for Better Homes. The group sang "Dixie" led bv MEDICATED POWDER 40 YEAR FAVORITE —vn I h Ihousa ads of fn m ilics, .-is i t relieves itching irritation of minor skin rashes— raby sdmpcrrn.sli. Sprinklcon .Mrasana i thcsoothme. medicated rwivtlrr contain- j ing ingredients many S|«ialiilaoflerircc:- | oramend. Costa litlfe. Demand Mcssnna ror convenient shopping, you can't beaf our one- stop store. Under one roof, everything you need in poultry equipment, cliick feed and sanitation supplies. Sec us for . . . ' CHICKS, vigorous and lively, hatched righr, from !iigh-pri>- ducing flocks. Order only what you need — but order EARLY! CHECK-R-TABS.'oMy j. w . ly . Action Poultry Water Tablet— disinfectant, bowel astringent, fungicide. s fastest selling chicle starter. Only 2 Iks. needed per chick. Reserve your supply NOW! Mis. J. C. SU'rte. During tlie business hour plans wore intide lo yo to Hie Play Tounv.inient ami also lo miikc ;i tour of homes on May 5. thf finl5liotl quilt Ijlct'k was also hi md in. During llio social hour HIP hostess served ;i tiuulwicli )>late nnd tea. Tlic next meeting will be at- tlie home cf Mrs. George Parley on May !l. Const Guardsman Home Harvey Lynn Morris, nctty officer iti the Coast Guard, arrived Wednesday for a visit with hi.i parents, Mr. mid Mrs. Hnrvey Morris :ind family. Mr: Mcrrla. wiio recently wn [graduated from a .signalmen's .vrhcol lit Mnnh^ltaii Beaoh, N. Y. and will spend .several days here U'forc Ijt-int; res f signed. He has been in service for the past 10 months. , Ashcraft Co. Block South of Frisco Depot Phone 493 Right now is the time you should figure ihe fumrc life of thai John Deere Tr.icior of yours ... to mike dead ccnain ih.n ii will continue 10 give you die besi dlA; is built into it. Il is the most important machine on your farm and, for dial reason, is entitled to the best of care. So, between die busy seasons is 3 good lime to liave it ihoroujjl)!)- clicclced, cleaned, and tuned up. Uring it in to our service shop. Our factory-trained experts will do what is necessary to assure you not only ktttrr) service but a laager life of seriicf. Blytheville Osceola Published By The DcJta Implement Co., Blylhcvilte Vol 2 Friday, May 5 ATTENTION FARMRRS: We wilt uol close on Wednesday afternoons. \Ve feel thai our job is move imporlanl today than ever he- fni-c—iintl we want our eusiomers tn know I ha I we arc ai their service 2-1 hours every day, seven days every week. Our parts department is open each evening until 8 o'clock. In cases of emergency you can call I!oh Van Houser, al 2557, for parts; or Vane Henderson, at 2,=)li<l. for mechanics. -DI- E. E. Burn?, of Sloole, lins a 2-ljolloni, 16- mcli McCorinick-Decrinif plow for sale. In our shops (his week: a D-.'iO international Truck belonging io A. S. Harhro & Co., for overhaul; a Parmal! M l )e loii!,'in<? lo John Full-child, o f Manila, for overhaul'; and an F-20 foclon.arinjf (o (,'rcemvay & Ft(/.- niaurice, of Tyler, Mo., for genera! repairs. lOric Bollard, farmittrr \v cs i ,,l' Yarbro, has ;>. McCormick-Doei-inu; ]-ro\v -combine lor sale. Il'.s in A-1 condition. -Dl- JVew eriuipmonl delivered of (he past week includes: a Iraclor slaik cutter lo K. I,. Hale, of Armorel; Dixie 2-row cotton choppers (o Clyde Cook and ICd Curler, of Alan)la, I,. K. Townsen<l, of .Manila, 1). S. Shcp- nard, of Rosebud, and Coleman Crews, of Osceola; and a stalk culler and heavy duly tractor harrow to H. C. Hrown. of Hernioii- chile. - DI - Denvil Downing, fanning on Fast Iliplnvay 18, has a McConnick-Dncring No. 15 liav press, a side delivery rake, awl a N ? o. 7 mower for sale. All Ibis equipment is in jjood condition. 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