The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1956 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1956
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE REVIEW«•FORECAST Cotton Meeting Set for Osceola On Wednesday The meeting on cotton at the Courthouse In Osceola, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., will feature -«Qnie of the best specialists and research men in the production field, according to D. V. Maloch, county agent. . Some of the topics that will be discussed are listed below: 1. Practices that tend to increase cotton yields. Something to Think About pro- 2. 1955 Research results. 3. Producing quality cotton. 4. 1956 Alfalla Substation gram. 5. Results of rotation studies at the Alfalfa Substation at Marie in 1954 and 1955. 6. Discussion period on all topics Bj GERTRUDE n nOLIMAN Couitl H*me Demonstration Agent Kennedy Hospital Mrs. L. F. Cornelius, hospital representative of the American Red Cross, sends sincere thanks for the shaving sets which the H, D. clubs purchased for Christmas gifts to the veterans. She says the patients do appreciate being remembered. Many of them do not have their families and friends with them. North Mississippi County sent 25 lets to the hospital. Laundry Tips Have you found that your new crease resistant white cotton blouse has yellow discolorations after laundering? If you have. It is probably due to the use of a chlorine type bleach In laundering. Wrinkle recovery properties are entered In fabrics by resins used In the final finishing operations. Some of the resins used for this purpose .will retain chlorine from chlorine- type bleaches even when thorough rinsing Is done In laundering. The interaction of the retained chlorine frequently Is responsible for discoloration of cotton and rayon fabrics. The best way to completely avoid discoloration of crease resistant white cotton and rayon fabrics Is to discontinue the use of a chlorine- type bleach. Where bleaching is necessary a peroxide type bleach can be used. (The labels on bleach es state their basic types.) Clothing Dollar How much money can you save by doing your own sewing? The busy homemaker of today might well take time to estimate how much can be saved In relation to the time spent sewing at home. Small scale studies on home sewing and savings have been carried out by home economists in the United States Department of Agriculture. So far the experiments have been confined to cotton dresses for street and house wear. The beginning ex- j periment findings indicate money; savings are substantial in relation to the time spent. j In studies of cotton street dresses. ! ready-to-wear garments in sizes 14 and 20 costing approximately $10.00 ; were obtained. Commercial patterns that were very similar In style to. the ready-to-wear dresses were selected. ! Fabrics, trim, type and quality of, construction were matched as near- j ly as possible to the ready-to-wear i garments. With an • experienced j seamstress doing the sewing, equip- ' ped with a sewing room, the total [ time spent making the dresses ranged from about two and one- ! half hours to three and one-half hours. Direct money savings—the difference between the cost of the ready- to-wear dresses and the amount the various phases of the work are: 1. Brad Waddle, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, College of Agriculture, who Is in charge of cotton research work in Arkansas. 2. Runyan Deere, Extension Cotton Specialist. 3. James Jacks, in charge of the Alfalfa Substation at Osceola. 4. The county Extension personnel. Runyan Deere, Extension Cotton Specialist, will outline the factors In producing quality cotton and report on progress in mechanization on Arkansas farms. Quality cotton production 'involves growers, mechanical harvester distributors and manufacturers and ginners. James Jacks will outline the Alfalfa Substation program of research for 1956 and give results on rotation studies carried out on the Alfalfa Substation. The research program has expanded very rapidly in Mississippi County and all farmers need to keep up with the progress of the station. The county agent will outline practices that tend to increase cotton yields In South Mississippi County. Practices that tend to increase production are based on re- On Missco Farms By KEITH B1LBKKV Count} Azenl SPECIAL BULLETIN \ and completely uncertain as to BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — It was j what to do. announced early this morning that Blytheville and Mississippi County, Arkansas, is losing a $40,000,000 basic industryl Surprisingly enough, everybody is reported to be unusually calm about it. Many seem not to realize the loss has started. Some apparently don't care. A few of the so called leading citizens contacted so far appear worried, depressed, mad, despondent, uncertain, blaming everybody demonstrations con- in South Mississippi search and ducted here County. Many farmers carry out many of I the practices already, but an additional practice may be added on most farms and a number of farmers may find that additional practices will increase yields a lot. A number of the improved practices for Increasing cotton yields are relatively inexpensive to carry out, and some of them are easy to miss with short cuts that tend to save time but fall to carry out the practice as it should be. homemaker would spend—was $5.00. Studies of cotton house dresses also in sizes 14 and 20 and .In .a price range commonly found in stores showed that savings of similar garments were not proportionally as great as in the case of street dresses. It took less time, however. did to make the street dresses. Apricot-Honey Pudding 1 qt. toasted, V4 inch bread cubes ^ tsp. salt Vi tsp. mace 4 tsp. cinnamon *i cup melted butter or NCCOpens Annual Meeting BILOXI, Miss. — The pressing problems facing the cotton industry and plans for united action Aimed at overcoming them will be considered at the Buena Vista Hotel here during the next five days by delegates to the ISthe annual meeting of the National Cotton Council Some of the approximately a thousand industry leaders expected for the meeting arrived today along with Council staff members in charge of arrangements. Members of the various Council program committees will reach Biloxi Thursday. A week end of committee sessions, beginning Friday morning, will precede the opening of the formal meeting on Monday, Jan. 3; The committees will hear a review of 1955 activities and prepare recommendations for action by the Council's dele gate membership. These recommendations will be presented formally on Tuesday. Wednesday's program calls for a meeting of the new Board of Directors and choice of a president and other officers. W. T. Wynn, Greenville, Miss., the retiring president, will move to the, chairmanship of the Council's Board. Discussions and the program of the meeting will be centered around ways in which: (1) costs of pro- margarine m cup cooked apricots •H cup honey !i cup apricot Juice 1 T. lemon juice Place toasted bread cubes In a (l'.4rquart) baking dish. Pour melted butter over toasted bread cubes and spices. Remove half the but- to make the house dresses than it tered, spiced bread cubes from baking dish. Alternate 2 layers, each of spiced bread cubes and apricots. Combine honey, apricot Juice and lemon juice over bread cubes and apricots. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for thirty minutes. Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 1% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinling Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 Sad, part of this impending loss is that it will affect every living soul in the County — more than 80,000 people all together. Some are already moving. Some will adjust to a lower standard of living. Some will change their businesses in such way that they can stay. Women Are Blamed So far we have picked up the following complaints or reasons for the plight of this giant sprawling 1. Women don't care — they buy substitutes. 2. Foreign market is lost. 3. Synthetic substitutes are better. 4. Mississippi County does not advertise its product. 5. Industry already has a tremendous surplus. 6. Foreign countries rapidly bulld'ing synthetic factories so they can become self sufficient. 7. Bickering among leaders of this sick industry. Fighting among themselves instead of uniting on a common cause. S. Politically Impotent. Not enough people left in the industry to be influential in Congress. . Synthetic substitutes from other areas well organized and have tremendous advertising campaigns. 10. Government is limiting pro- ducing, processing, manufacturing, and marketing cotton and its products may be reduced; (2) their quality may be improved; and (3) their sales may be increased. :Mr. Wynn, in announcing details of the meeting, explained that the single objective of the Cotton Council is to increase the consumption of U.S. cotton, cottonsed, and their products. The organization is made up of producers, g i n n e r s, cottonseed crushers, merchants, waehousemen, and spinners. Each segment has equal representation and each of the six branches, voting separately, must approve every recommendation by a two-thirds majoity, thus assuring complete unit yof purpose and action. The .14 state units of the Council include all the major cotton producing states from the Carolinas to California. An industrywide committee on the future of the Council, which has made a study of cotton's needs and opportunities, will report to the de, legate membership on Monday. Following a discussion of ''Price and the Future of U. S. Cotton" by the Council's chief economist, detailed outlines of projects in the field of production and marketing, utilization research, sales promotion, and foreign trade are scheduled. auction now. 11. No national labeling law requiring that finished product show' what it is made of. 12. Competitors' research many times greater than this industry! Leaders Confused We visited with the County Agent in the Court House, one of the alleged leaders In this industry. He looked the most confused of all. He said he had a lot of suggestions, but no one liked them either. Silly You think this Is silly? I do, too — but-serious. I helped hold a "quality cotton harvesting" meeting in Manila last summer. Seventy-seven farmers attended. Eleven had on nylon shirts! Nobody likes nylon shirts. They are hot. They are non-absorbent. They are, — oh well, I asked them why wear the things? "My wife bought it for me and I've got to wear it out, but I don't want any more." Nuts! Women aren't so dumb. I married a nice one (from out of the cotton country) and she has never bought me a nylon shirt, or underwear, or jacket or rayon shirt, and I've never said a word to her about what to buy for me to wear. Why don't you men admit it? You don't deserve to keep your cotton market. You won't wear cotton like you should. You don't appreciate cotton for the very tremendous fiber that it is. Get The Best I'm not plumb crazy — just part way. I don't think,you should use cotton for all purposes; just the places where cotton is best. I expect the ladies to wear nylon hose, and synthetic underclothing if they like that best. But we have a cotton bedspread and sheets that have been washed and washed and washed and washed for 15 years, and still look good. Do you think I want a synthetic one that will fall apart in a year or two or three? Advertise Advertising will sell anything, even old style herb and root tonics. Can you dispute that? Here is part of an article favoring cotton in a National Cotton Council bulletin. It is In such small print I almost needed a magnifying glass to read it. (And don't tell me I need bifocals.) It ought to be headlined and In big print. "COTTQN FIGHTS BACK IN RAINWEAR MARGET — "Cotton Is recapturing a market. "Because of its superior quality advantages, it Is rapidly gaining the major share of the men's fabric rainwear market at the expense of rayon and nylon. "An" unprecedented demand for cotton fabrics resulted in 1955 being the biggest year In the history of men's dress-type rsinwear, both in unit production and dollar volume. Cotton's share of the market jumped from an estimated 25 per cent In 1954 to 60 per cent In 1955, and is expected to climb signlfl- Soil Analysis Ahead ot 1951 Twice as many soil samples have been sent to the University of Arkansas Soils Laboratory in 1956 as was sent in prior to this date in 1955. Three hundred seventy-five samples of soil have been forwarded fom 40 farms. Results from about lalf of these have been received and the others are due in the near 'uture. Five of the farmers are Imviii^ their soils analyzed for the second ime — the first time was about live years ago. The other 35 farmers are follow- ng the most highly recommended jractice — soil analysis — for de- ermining fertilizer needs. Recommendations Used Over 90 percent of the 325 South We Doirt Predict f he Future • ..v.v/ 1 The Home of Quality Servic and Genuine JOHN DEERE PARTS But We Can Predict NO DELAY If You Bring Your Tractor in for Service Now Predicting the future is not among our talents. But we can predict two things: If you bring your John Deere Tractor or other equipment in for service now, you'll avoid the last-minute service rush . . . you'll be all set for trouble-free operation. Furthermore, you can be sure of expert work on every job. Our skilled mechanics are trained in John Deere servicing methods; they have proper working equipment and genuine John Deere parts to use as replacements. This unbeatable combination assures better work, quickly and economically done. Don't delay; let's make a lervice date thin weald MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Hiway 61 Ph. 3-4434 SPRING PLANTING NEEDS FERTILIZER (Cheaper this year) 12-12-12 Nitrate of Soda Urea 45 Ammonium Nitrate 60% Potash LESPEDEZA '/j or more off of last year's price. Kobe & Korena ALFALFA (much cheaper this year) Certified Buffalo Oklahoma Approve SOYBEANS Lee Certified Dormans Certified Ogdon Laredo HYBRID CORN Funk's G711 Funk's G512W Funk's G244 Funk's G706 . Pfister PAG 170y Pfister PAG 61y Pfister PAG 631W Dixie 22 Dixie 33 COTTON SEED DPL 15 DPL Fox Delfos 9169 ALL TYPES OF SPRING PASTURE AND GRASS SEEDS FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry • The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick Maloch Says By D. V. MALOCU Mississippi County Agent cantly higher in 1956, in the opinion of industry leaders. 'Here are some of the reasons listed for the encouraging trend: 'Cotton is more durable, it, dyes better, and it lends itself more readily to water repellency treatments than do synthetic fabrics. "Because cotton fibers swell or enlarge when wet, poplins, twills, and other tightly woven cotton fabrics are inherently better suited "or rainwear than synthetic fabrics. 'Cotton offers easier handling during manufacture, especially in the cutting room, and has less shrinkage, according to manufacturers." Wear cotton, because it wearsl Mississippi County farmers who have had some or all of their soils analyzed have followed wholly or partially the soils laboratory recommendations. Farmers who have given the soils laboratory recommendations a good opportunity to work have been from highly' to reasonably well pleased with the results. Total land in the 365 farms where soil tests have been run is , innnnn that small grains fertilized between the middle of February and tho tenth of March generally mako best yields. Much of the small grain acreago has made very limited growth to date and fertilizer will be essential to good growth and production. All small grains should be top dressed with from thirty to forty pounds of nitrogen per acre in the last half of February. Nitrogen above forty pounds per acre, tends to increase lodging and, as a rule, increases yields very little over 33 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Community Participation Portis Gin Company, under the direction of Frank Bell, West Ridge, has been very effective in increasing the number of farmers using the soils laboratory. proximately 40 percent of the crop land area of South Mississippi County. County Soils Are Good, But . . . The fertility levels are not always balanced for best production. On mixed soils the samples analyzed show that: 1. 95 percent are low in organic matter and nitrogen. 2. 77 percent are nigh in phosphorous with 20 percent more ranking in the medium group, making 97 percent of the mixed soils medium or high in phosphorous. 3. In potassium, 50 percent are high with 36 percent more in the medium class or 86 percent medium and high. • -, 4. 99 percent of the mixed soils are high in calcium. The heavy clay soils have a tendency to be lower in phosphorous and higher in potassium, calcium, organic matter, and nitrogen than the mixed soils. The very sandy soils are more , apt to need potash, organic matter and nitrogen than the mixed soils. When to Fertilize In past years, it has been found Save Enough with BUTLER to Buy Fixtures and Equipment Butler Bteel buildinga make your building dollars go farther. You can get the space you need for your business and cut up to 47 per cent off yqur investment. This means capital savings that can pay for your fixtures and equipment. Call or write now! Well give you a set of plans and a price that explain why you see so many new Butler buildingsl ----- Building Contractors, Inc. West Memphis 229 E. Broadway P.O. Box 10 Phone 404 Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-'l6fi2 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-4567 (Mole) (Mac) Daniels-Williams ins 106 S. Second St. Phones 3-3548 — 2-2747 Blylheville, Arkansas COMPLETE i f COVERAGE | % FOR AIRMEN*° HAMBURGERS For your protection, our Hamburger Patties are prepared and delivered frozen by a nationally known government inspected meat packing plant. A tvarm well-seasoned bun enhances the wholesome delitiousness of this pure hamburger. KREAM KASTLE Walnut & Division Phone 3-8fl51 DRIVE-IN During 1 "tire'first twenty days in January. 20 farmers in the West Ridge commftnity sent in soils samples. Mr. Bell assisted in taking a large number of the samples. About 15 of the farmers have never used the soils laboratory before. Thanks, Frank, for a Job well done. COTTON MATURES EARLIER! Delta farmers who use CYANAMID report that: Cotton matures earlier... grades higher for a better price! 21% LEACH- RESISTANT NITROGEN Put Cyanamid dowrv..i it feeds your cotton from planting right through to picking! PLUS LIME neutralizes soil acidity..i supplies more essential calcium than any other fertilizer! 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