The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 10, 1944
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 19'M Alfalfa Mills Bring County Hew Income Production or alfaim mcnl, made by dehydrating a new-mown crop of alfalfa, Is becoming one of the ^ outstanding Industries of Mlsslsslo- P*. ))l County, wit), jo commercial de- liyrdatlng plants already established in the county. Seven of these were located in Die j,ast year. Alfalfa meal, one of the most popular protein-containing ingredients for poultry and livestock, feed, Is liiah in vitamin content, and contains as much as 35 per cent free nitrogen extract. Mixed with blackstrap molasses, the meal nlso is used as n winter feed for dairy cattle.' R. E. Buchanan, Memphis traf- flce manager for the Frisco iinll- way—instrumental Jn establishing iiiany of these plnnls on Us main line between Wilson, Ark,, nml Steele, Mo.,—.said the location of these Dlanls in tills area was due to the fad that the Mississippi Valley Delta region was perhaps the most idenJ alfalfa producing fcfc'lon in the United States. Soil, G'limale favorable "Soil and climatic conditions in this territory are extremely favorable to the rapid growth ami heavy production of an excellent grade of alfalfa," Mr. Buchanan said. "While Rlfal/a lias been produced in this section as a hay crop for many years, commercial shippers ys'ere not able to secure premium prices for the type grown in this section. Although the baled hay contained all'the necessary feeding qualities, 'because of the humidity of this particular district the hay did not come out the required pea-green color and therefore could not be sold on the commercial market at premium prices. "With the advent of dehydrat- . nig plants, however, this problem ^'lias been overcome. Both the qiuil- v- ity and color of the product produced under present dehydratm" methods bring highest prices." Although the acreage of Mississippi county is planted chiefly to cotton, this being one of the largest cuikui-ui'oduciiig counties in the United states, the growing of alfalfa rapidly is' becoming one or the major industries in Ihis area, he sum. Rests "Tired" Soil "Alfalfa is a legume, or nitro- Bcn-producing plant," Mr. Buchanan said. "Soil that lias been planted to cotton for several years becomes 'tired'. The nitrogen has been used up and the crop it; necessarily poor. Growing alfalfa for several years, however, renews the land, restoring its fertility Consequently, alfalfa can be used iti successful rotation of crops." The beauty of the dehydrating plant, he explained, is the price paid for standing alfalfa hay. Since a field planted to" alfalfa can be cut as much as six times a season and does not require replanting, it is ^extremely profitable for the farmer. 1 ;" Plants Harvest Crop The dehydrating plants supply tlic labor, cut Hie alfalfa, and haul it to the dehydrolor, eliminating harvest and labor worries /or the farmer and paying him mrsfl a ton, he said. Average cut'-lings yield three-fourths of a ton per acre, realizing the fanner $5.00 an acre per cutting or about $35 a year-psometimes as much as they can make on cotton. One plant cnn lake care of 1000 acres during a season through rotation cutting. The dehydration process is done in a long revolving cylinder, heated by a blast from a coal oil furnace. Temperatures in the drum range from 1000 degress Faren- heit at. the furnace end to 250 degrees Farenheit at the outlet. Al- JBLATimVlLLE (AKK.) COUU1EU NKWS Tougher Meats In Prospect As Grain Feed Goes To War By 'S. BUHTON HEATH NEA Staff Correspondent HOUSTON, Tex.-The meat (lint you buy without ration points is going to be just as tough ps the meat you have ueen getting. Before long It will be even less tender —and more third, fourth or flftli rate. 1'iiine and choice meats are be- Ins cut to n minimum, by deliberate government action which Is Justified In part by military needs and which undoubtedly will bsi until the war is won. The purpis-.' 13 to save grain for other uses. H is pretty generally understood tl>at hogs are fattened on urtim. But fewer persons realize thiu the IK:;; beef also Is grain fed. The normal process, which the war has Interrupted, is thin: On the ranges of (lie southwest, principally, cattle live on rather sparse grass and shrubs for their fust few months until they weigh perhaps 500 pounds. Then they are sent for fnltcning'cUticr to the lush- er grass pastures of Kansas and Oklahoma or to the feed lots 'if the corn belt—Iowa. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois. ItANGH BKKF IS TOUGH Prime beef, and much choice meat, comes from the feed lots, ;.ml it Is from them that the mciro- politan markets gel most of iheir beef. Range beef is tough and unsatisfactory—so much so that, in the ranch country, restaurants unrl meat markets advertise "K. C. (Kansas City) Beef" to attract the patronaw of the very men '.vlio raise cattle, ~^'4M£MI TJiis year, according to government figures, there are 23 \Kf cent less cattle in feed lots in the corn bolt than there were a year ago, which contrasts strangely with the fact that overall there are six per cent more l>eef cattle than last yeai and 26 per cent more than the 1933-42 average. . The OPA has'deliberately made the feeding of grain to cattle unprofitable by arranging prices and subsidies to penalize the prac!i<:o. Tills is nobody's inference. The intention has been stated freely and clearly. The feeding ot grain lo hogs also is discouraged. The prices of cattle, hogs and grain have teen so adjusted that last year it was more nrofitateo for the farmer to feed his grain to hogs than to cattle—so there a huge superabundance of hogs that glutted the market. Then It y/as decided to reduce the raising uf hogs. falfa is fed Into the. dehydrator on a conveyor where it is chopped into tiny particles and blown through the revolving cylinder. Alfalfa, brought from the field, contains between 55 to 85 per cent moisture, depending on the season, After dehydration, moisture content is reduced to six per cent. After passing through the dehydrator, the alfalfa comes out a powdery meal, but still as, green as when it came from the field. 'Placed in -100-pound -bags, the meal contains a higher vitamin content and greater nutrient value than cured hay. Buchanan said some of the plants in the area • had been established by large feed mills such as Ralston Purina and Saunders Mills, but most were owned by private corporations composed of small business men throughout Northeast Arkansas, .private gin companies and individual, plantations. RHEUMATIC PAIN H.,d not jp.ii .,„ D.,-a,| ,«„ |, »," Don't put off getting C-2223 to relieve pain of muscular rheumatism nnd otherrheimmtic pains. Cnulion Use only as directed. First bottle purchase price back if not satisfied GOc and 51.00. Today, buy C-S ClilUN'fi CUT While I was visiUtu; with packer, u telephone cull rc)»rlr'il that the ocilini; price on hn ueljjhinj; over 2-10 pounds w-.ii ti> l;c cut by 15 cents 11 hnndreilwi'1'jlit. Aiul eraln makes nicer meal limn Brass and shrubs. Therefore, close control over grain feeding tends lt> restrict Die iiroiliittlou of the liner meats. Callic thul fornicrly would have been sent lo the lush pnslnre mid «rain feed areas now remain on desert and semi-desert range In the southwest dial already is ovcrpnjm- lated by the overall increase 111 number oi cattle. This creates ;i feeding problem that results in ranchers taking half-frown, umlcr- nourished cattle (o market, where they produce i*ef Ihtu at best is "good"'(third grade)-'but'more often falls into the lower yiadcs Unit are .nutritions but not vcrv ixilnt- ablc. The pui'iiojc of all this is to save rnii!—lo make It available for 1m- man cpnsuni|>tlon, for poultry, for dairy herds, for the making of alcohol. WAR N'RKDS GRAIN III nnuoimclng the cllininatiou ol ration iralnls on most meats, the OPA chose lo mention particuliuly the saving of grain to m«V.e iilco- hol for synthetic rubber. That was « iioor choice of Illuslratimi. It proves the arguments made uy observers, when the synthetic rubber program mis being planned, that petroleum was both a cheaper source of butadiene for synthetic rubber and a more desirable one, because it would not draw on grain supplies thai were going to become inadequate. Ttic form lobby managed to put across part of Its luita- cliene-from-graln program, however, and now we arc short of grain. ' More valid points that might have been mentioned were that alcohol for explosives must come In considerable part from groin, ""'I Ihut more •nutritional value can !>o i-rc- «tc« by leeding yrain to dnir.v cattle than by tccaini; it to beef ca'.lle merely !n make, meat more che-.v- able and more tasty. In any event, the fact •lemaitis that there isn't, nnough grain, and therefore we must reconcile ourselves to third, fourth and fifth Amazing Way for w RUN-DOWN"people to get NEW VITALITY.. PIP! When the iron's dismantled ...and you're disgruntled I Most of your tinkering was with tinker toys, eh? Then better get an expert to fix modern household gadgets. Look under Electric&l Appliances in the Yellow Pages of the new telephone directory. Find the nearest Take all paits and pieces to the serviceman, who'll put them together in working order. It may take a few days, since fix-it men are plenty busy, but you'll save lime, tires, and needless telephoning. HUP you HHD WHAT m JWUK- ^•rc* \i' J ^wSfe- * * .-Promote the flowo' f> I vital digestive fu'tes |^ in the Soldier's Wife Is Advised To Wait War Out liy Klilll Mll.I.ETT The wife of a serviceman lias written me a defense pf service wives who run around' with oilier nun while lltclr husbands lire awny. She begins by saying how lonely they arc and pointing out that nothing Is done for their enter- talimient ,— though the servicemen have their USO clubs, their dances, etc. Which Is a!) quite true. Then slic points out whnt a tl«- moralr/lin! effect it hns on a wife to rca ( | sloiles about, married service mt'ii who gel in Iho neivs because of a love affair Ihat-euds In a shooting—or in quadruplets. She s:\vs it makes a wife wonder whnt her own husband Is up to. Which is also probably true of some wives. And then she says thai when a husband writes home nljoiil how much fun he had on a party his «'lfe begins to think she Is silly to sll at home listening to Ihc rftdlo alone when she could be out on n party herself. Which Is nlso probably true. Hut all of that is just confusing clear cut Issue with n 161 of facts which really have nothing to do with the real question'. And the real question for every serviceman's wife is this: "Which is more Important to me,- holding my mai-ringi! together or Imv'lfig a good time and gelling the' 1 ' mascu- i'AQE Comera-Shf !* A ! • i c PIM ' Afm ? nwia - sunbathing before her tent In . Anzlo beachhead evacuation hospllnl, duclts for cover ns pholoij- , mphcr snaps photo above. Her unldenlliled companion, in bock_^__ •_ ground, doesn't seem so cnmcra-shy. 2 -Energize your fcodywith p RICH, RED BLOOD! L two important steps may -• tielp you lo overcome the discomforts or cmbarrassmpiit of sour stomach, Jerky nerves, loss of appetite, underweight, digestive complaints weakness, poor complexion! -•A ".KS," lvl!0 '* opcrallng on only a «?„ "r. healthy Wood volume of » fi SJ? ""gratlve cnj)nclty ol only 50 10 60^ normal Is severely lialKllcaiipcd. P • il?' ite pl 5 sto »'ncli rtlucstlvc Juices PLUS RICH, RED-BUJOU you rliould enjoy ttmt sense of well-being winch denotes nrirslcut ntncss . . . rr.emnl alerl- ncss! Q If yon ire mbject to poor digestion dr suspect dcllclcnt r«d-blood as the rausc or your trouble, yet tale no organic complication or rocnl Infection. SS3 ionic raay be Just whnt you need fl.s It Is CBpcclBlly designed (11 lo promote the flow o( VITAL DIGESTIVE JUICES In SiyiSX™ 11 at ) d (2 > lo hulkl-Mp BLOOD bTRENOTII when deficient. Build Sturdy Health anrf Help America Win l«S?iVw!"! s a M fl th °us«"itls of VMrs hive , M , .y ic bc '" ! rit3 SSS Tonic has 5 .>, t ,', hcm Bnd '-dentine rcEcnrch ' ""!,'" Bets results—Hint's why so ysay'SSSTonlcbulldsstuuly health -makes you feel like- yourself again." At drug stores In 10 and 20oz.slzcs.CS.S.S.Cc-. wmc helps build STURDY HEALTH rale meal unlll wc'lmvc won tlie war. .. O culmlraUon I miss?" If tlic tnnnia(je b man. Imporl- anl, Ilion (he only itilng [or u wife o do Is to play it safe by not running arouml wllii ollirr men. it's lenlly us simiile as thnt. The only reason some wives confuse tho issue Is. to eivc themselves 1111 OXCHKC for not wniUnit the wur oul. ncnci Courier News wnnt Ada BROKEN OUTSHINE NfUEVE^SORENESS-f'KOIKOTE HHLIHfl Buffalo Herd Sold BARNE8VIUJE, (UP)— One of the last buffalo herd-* In Hie Middle West, has been sold to n'Ncw-York concern |j v Its owner, Clem Peters of near Bnrnesvlllc. The seven buffalo und three elk—which also Were ncnt—hud'cuused the Peters' farm to become n show place for soullir eastern Ohio, Several smaller shipments also were made In past years. ' • • Lemon Juice Recipe Check: Rheumatic : Pain Quickly ,. I' >'"" s «iill''r fiom rluiimnttc. nr- Iljrllh or i.tmrKli |,,,|,,, ,,,, ,,il» ,, , , c xi'cnulvo hum*. r.'i'l|i<i D.nt tliin. •«liil» nn> mine, an a nariuigu ,,f |i u .K« viT 1 ', 0 ,"'"','i " l«vu.tfu«l< iu|<|ilr, ma^x. I, \\ I*,"' " """I 1 "' ««'"•, "J'lU'V IliLif ul 4 Itfiiioiit. ll'n i.<u r , Ki> Irnnblf HI Ml iilruuuii. y 0 ,, ,, M ,| only ,-| L"m'l" l "'l'i''!''* '"" ll ""'» " ''">'• "'"•" ..ill i ll «"f«-"i">i'i'H«iw> <m'r»l|!l,l-. llil.'ii.llcl r ,.,,,n, »,„ ,,M»|,,,.,I, II 11,0 p«ln» cl.i HJI ijulrkiy |,., 1Vt , ,,,1,1 )f ,,<„, Ji> not r.'i'l l«.|i,. r , rrliirn dm uni.ij |inrk»Kii nml J(,|.K« will ciiM yuli notliliul lo ir, no II !, »,,U i,, ,i,," Jriik'|!lHl liN'Ifr n.i tlnulm,. mmi'y.f.Kk Kiiittin,,. | { ,,.f:i cu,,,,,,,,,,,,! i, ,„',,;,; "in) r.,coiniiiH,,lv,l l,y Klrl, |I, UJ . ...j ' 1'lonly of WOOD For Sale! BARKSDALE MANlirA(!TllUIN(i <:<). <«U WOMEN WHO SUfF[Rf»W v HOTIUSNES If you suffer from hot >veuk. nervous IrrllnbM iwt "*»' >' *••**'•'.! •• * • Fine Workmanship by Expert Photographers. • No a p p o i ntment Necessary. • • Proofs Shown For Satisfactory Selections. O'Steen's ; Studio 105 W. Main Fashion-wise Wearables Are Ideal Gifts For Mother's Day! Pretty, practical wearables arc the most welcome Mother's Day gifts . . , and we've a store literally brimming with wearables for Mothers of all ages—plus plenty of fashion-fresh accessories. Make your se- lections at the store she'd choose herself. (We can probably help you pick the proper sire.) y DRESSES In Stunning New Cottons and Sheers ... Our nicks are loaded with new Summer cottons and rayons . . . Dresses stylet! and tailored by ?QUKEN MAKfi, GRORGIANNA, DORIS DODSON, anil'other fnnious makers. Regulars, Juniors, and Half-sixes. Spirit-lifting HATS s, I'ifiues, Fells, Novelties-all the new .shapes for Slimmer. Shop our oye-cntcliiiur selection befoie yon buy! Smart New BAGS •> Krijrht new plastics, fabrics and leathers to compliment any Mother's outfit. A new bag is easy to choose from our inclusive showinjr. Ideal for Also BLOUSES, GLOVES, SKIRTS, SWEATERS, and other accessories! LAGY LINGERIE We've tlio most complele. showing of linitorie . tlitil we've liad on hand in months. Frilly new gowns, slips, bras, pajamas—tailored styles, too. All wanted sixes styled by AIITEMIS, BARBKON and WONDER IUA1D. SHEER HOSIERY, TOO! A Wide Selection of COSTUME JEWELRY Jeweled or jilnstic clinvmei-s to flatter every costume. Give her .something bright to wear. They're all budget-priced, The New York Store BLVTHEVILLE, ARK. 0 iv, r

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