The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1932 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1932
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fiONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1932 BLYTHEVn..LE. (ARK.) COURIER &EWS PAGE THREE The "WHY" of One-Variety Communities Docs Not Give Farmers Incentive for Growing High Grade Product. 11) JOHN "iiTcAUI-FIEI.!) Millions of dollars are wasted by ccucn farmers every year on so- culleJ "pedigreed" seed whose only triis claim lo pedigree is the age-o!d line of bunk that sells them More millions aie wasted on honest seed w^-ose progeny is later mixed with Ihe "|X>re white trash" of run-down seed through which tr.e gooi breeds arc . hopelessly mongrelizcd. Less than five per cenl of cotton bell could be planted ii the only seed available were from coin- mere lal breeders of unquestioned repute. But even this supply often goes begging because it must lie sold at a comparatively high price. More than 95 acres out of every arc planted to cottonseed ^li)ch the grower saved Irom last or bought or traded from his neighbor. Half tlie growers take j no precautions whatever to prevent their seed being mongrelized by mixture with other varieties at the gin. Such mongrelizing runs down the quality even though both the varieties mixed are Improved varieties. Divided they stand, united they fall—reversing the adage. Mixing Cuts Staple North Carolina Experiment Station reports that improved varieties when mixed lose a sixteenth of an inch in staple the first year. Three times as much deterioration is shown when the mlxlg continues several years. Yield per acre suffers to an almost equal degree. The master key to this problem, it has been asserted for years by I leaders in all lines of the cotton (industry, is the one-variety com- Imunity, through which the grower Imay produce his own Improved seed I at moderate costs. Several hundred 1 farmers of Forrest and Simpson (counties, Mississippi, not only addled $4 a bale to the value of their I cotton last season, as compared; I with that of adjacent sections, and I increased their yield per acre, but; [they also produced enough seed to I start a number of other commun- lities in similar enterprises, selling I the seed at prices well below what I would have been paid to ccmmer- breeders. In previous years, Simpson and Forrest as so short that buyers I said it had "only one end." When, Ion rare occasions, better lots of I cotton were grown, they were ship- Iped elsewhere and sold as Arkan- Isas or Mississippi Delta cotton, to I avoid the local bad name. California is the beat example of I one-variety success, such commun- I ities being protected by California j law. Only Acala cotton may be I grown in the chfef cotton coun- I ties. Without the one-variety pro- I gram, cotton-growing in Califcrnia I would be non-exist«nl, because high (cost of irrigation there demands a I maximum yield. Through the ona- I variety plan, California grows close I to a bal= per acre, against the belt's I average of less than one-third. Cal| ifornia staple averages an inch and sixteenth, which is two to three- I sixteenths longer than the average ] for the belt—a staple diflerenc; Paul Mcl.cod's Eleven Has Swept Through all Opposition Except Anny. )!y M:.\ Service GRV.KNVIlJjK, S. C. — The real "lulinclo man" at soiiilirin iDGllxtll tbls scu.'on Is Paul "Dlv/y MrLcoil, head coaCIl ol Fin-nun University's Purple Hurricane. Tiiklni; over the heiul coaching Job III]:; year utter two undefeated tninpiilv.n.s nit n freshman conch, Mcl.<:od, 11 former nil-stale [lit Fin man in 1922 tuicl 1923, toiik in squad riddled by the graduation of niiuiy veterans inul built It Into n machine of near football pcr- I fecllon. The Kurmnn Hurricane has con- Iqucicd everything to cross Us p,uh In thu M)iuh, including South Caro- 1 Una, Mercer. Dixie Conference chainplc-ns, Davls-Klkins nnd The Citadel F'lirnmn whlp|>cd the 1 South Carolina Oamccocks, u great IdcfcnsiM' team, by 14 points, more I than Tiilani! {mil I^uislniui On The Outside Looking, In By "DDKE" Alibi or OUterwbt Notre Dame, Alabama, PHI and Ii..S. U. were ll)o four 1 (turns lo unset predictions In Ihls column week und Arkansas did iilmosl ns well by holding Centenary, un unbeaten mid previously untied Icum, lo a draw. The wrUer had picked Army to bent Notre Dame and courted tlls- nslcr by doing so as DIG Irish came through despite Ihc "flu"" with n resountllng at to 0 victory over Ir.e CildcLs. And Alnbiunn, ri'ixxUii betorc At left is shown the even-running pure-bred cotton of a one-vnrlety community, as with tlie uneven staple of the ordinary mixed varieties tliinvn lit right, Inset sliov.s type of cot-1 \Vcit'Point Oct.M,' niicl 11 was University combined were nWe to score un tlio Gamecocks. Funnan's lone loss \vns lo Ihe c ° m l MrcU I Army's football. ixwerhouse nt li unme lime to have several reliables, Including John "Hurry" Cain, walloped VnndorblH, 20 to 0. All of which should serve us n wnrnlni; )iot only to sport wrllcri but. the public In general thai when stories of Injuries and epldtmlcs come out of football cainiis—ll's line lo beware. Down in New Orleans the Orecn Vnve conchos rcnlly were not kid- the public und fulltxl by several players,, including Don 21m- ncrman, lo jmt a llrst, siring llnc- ip on the field against Ij. S. U. result \vus n two touchdown victory for the Tigers. As to Pitt's victory over Stanford, ilia eastern-tonm: won a well- deserved vlctory..\i -! -.. Tlie BWSSCS turned .out 13 winners, two tics aii<1 four :mlMts. keibnll this winter. ''.-.'. ..- . • The Ohlckn iookfd .fairly, good last year nnd are about due' to go plnce.s this season, only OIK var- iHy player'Ls last to the local ag- jrcgntlon from last season's squad. The Flnl [«tml raw Hero's nil Interesting story of the origin of (lie lateral pass as uncov- cn-d by NKA Service sport writers: 'The lateral pass, used often by iD'.'cin football (cams, ls ! on nn- lt:H play devised by that Yal« Im- monal, Walter Camp, In 1870, In a game wllh Princeton. "The, when used by Camp, was u disputed play nnd Ms cllgl- lillUy wns decided by Ihc f!lj> of n coin, "The- Ynlo .flash wns tearing across thu field when, about lo be tackled, he heaved h lateral to u k'ammnlc, who went on (or a touchdown. Oillclnls were appealed to by Princeton men. The referee tossed a coin, the Ynlo captain called heads, heads showed up when the coin fell, and the play was ruled legal." Footi)all Season Over, Chicks Turn To Cage Practice ton produced in a one-variety project at Joiner, Avk. thril. "game with the liclmctcd cadets that golden Furinai (rOttOU JIX c<Km'tieS wi I worth at present prices $2.50 lo I $4.25 a bale. If the one-variety community is I EC obviously profitable, why is It not spreading like wildfire? The [answer is that scores of onr-va- I riety communities have gone on the j rocks. Dr. O. P. Cook of the U. I E. Department of Agriculture, has I listed many local reasons for one- 1 variety failures, but back of it all he says lies a fundamental defect 1 in marketing. The cDmmunitj struggles successfully to obtain its initial supply of improved seed I with bankers and other business I men putting up part ot the cash; Persuades a to limit his ,.3 3 .it to the one variety: it wins Ihe neighborhood battles by which I solid blocks arc planted to the sa- 1 kcted strain nnd buttered off against other strains; it sends participating farmers home with seed that have been sacked nt the | gin to prevent chance of mixing. Through toil and expense, thl community turns out a bette: quality of cotton than olher om munitics thereabouts, and the buy I ers flock in to pay a premium. Bu it is not only buyers who fleck Other cotton growers flock in, too | selling their cotton on this pre mlum market, getting the same under the "point price" system. 1 is paid for the improved one-va riety cotton. This Inferior cotto drags down the average value I Eventually the premium paid at th one-variety point is lost or grenti 1 reduced. The one-variety membe •'-« nnv old bale bringing thi> sam as his. He loses heart, and nnolhc | ros y dr-am has vanished. * reir iedy has been found t i thc . coo r>eralivo system. Successft protects referred to in Mfeiulpo °" d lwo -score similar oroiocls i other cotton stales, sold Ihc bul of their crop Ihrouih | Each bale brought the premium o pnt "-'-•• o\vn organizations. For years, the cotton trade has complained of deterioration of American staple, and In rare instances large firms have distributed improved seed. But Dr. James Boyle of Cornell, writing in a cotton trade publicatio recently, said the trade In this respect, "has not gotten to first' base." improving quality of American cotton is a goal of which the cotton merchant approves, and he vaguely realizes that deterioration in quality and loss of foreign markets will react against himself eventually. Bul his chief aim. nalurally, Is to buy the cheapast and easiest way, and that Ls the old "hog- round" or "point-price" way. System Has Qnallty John A. Todd of Ixmdon, England, perhaps the world's outstanding studenl of cotton in all ils branches ,wrot« recently. "In America there has grown up a system known as 'hog-round' buying, under which all the cotton is bought on a rough average for the district'. . . The result is that any planter who' has grown better staple cotton than his neighbors gets nothing extra for it, and this system is probably the greatest single obstacle for those who are trying lo improve the staple. . . The problem can only be solved by some kind of government or cooperative action; and the American planters nre not-fond of'government action and are very poor cooperators." Louisiana State University reports hat the very short, untenderabh aple, only 13-16ths of an inch in nglh, brought an average price o Ihe farmer os $2 a bale above enlral market prices, but that n: le staple improved the price paid e farmer dropped lower and low- in comparison with central mnr- ets, until staple of 1 3-16th inches as S8.SO n bale below the centra market (after allowing for freight A And of equal Imporlanc :™° ops su PPlicd leadership (o | n""ning thes 0 " B 5 <»">d basis. Promo " an<1 I , ,i«v» i, est f bllsl >ment, Is bcln undertaken only by the state o federal sovernments and by tK. 'gravers themwlvu through tr>«lr WUi Lou Little of Columbia gets the most for building character.... The coach's salary is reported to be $17,500 a year—pretty fail for these times—and Howard Jones draws a wage of J12.000 nt the- University of Southern California plus about $4000 from novies. royalties and newspaper arlicles. Jock Sutherland, coach of Pitt earns somethink like $8000... and teaches dentistry during tin winter for which he receive about half that much—wlici Slagg went to Chicago ns dirccto of athletics 42 years ago, it wa for a salary "ot $2500. * * • Wakes Tiger When Herbert O. "Fritz Crisler left Minnesota for Prince ton it was for a salary of $8000 ....he has earned,it this year— the Tiger may not have won n whole lot of ball games, but Fritz has brought the boys to their toes fighting. . . Crisler, by the way, played end under Stagg in 1920 nnd 1921: : : Bernie Bierman coached seme great teams at Tulane, in New hack in 1930 he sllvrcJ his the football world by hold , .,,,_. . Ing the Army lo 13 points, tine 0 .layers into tne idea of beatlns („„,, Army lQuch(i0 wn S cinne di ordham by reciting to them from 1 . ecU , ls u result of „ u „, tevcnson's poems . . . Slip Is al Flu , 11!m , ov C | lpp | ng wnl i e the b« dramatic sort . . . his anllcs on he sidelines during a gninc b;ing vorth Ihe price of admission. That Was a Game! Remember Bcnnlc Oosterljnnn? . . he is helping Harry Klpkc coach that Michigan football team Head Courier News Want Adj. Members of the ElyIneylllc.high school toys und. glrbj. basketball cquads will assemble today for their first workouts at Ihe trmory indoor court.- , j -^ Coach W. p, MeClurUri-lUM.becn directing! tlie prucllw of several candidates for the : boyfl'rv»rsUy for several days biit'hpv.wlth the fo<>l- jall season over this'full-tqtiad will report for practice. Tho Chicks have lost only one regular from' last-'season.;andi"ex- t to have a fine'record in com- ]>et!llon wllh other .schools or this section. churlcy Kramer, director of 'athletics, will coach the girls' team and nlso assist McClurkln with the boys' aggregation. Class basketball 'Is also scheduled to get underway again tnis I winter, possibly before Christmas TONIGHT M»y Re Their Yr*r Coach "Mac" McClurkln may send Blythevllle to the fore In bos- was in mid-air, giving Army In ball deep In Funnan's terrltorj But fur thitt break, Fnrmnii would have held Ihc cadcls -to a touch| down. And t\vo years ago FiiYiuan, under different coach, wns now . . . Bcimlc says his greatest swamped by .the Army 54 to 0! thrill In a football game came. In Mn J r>r Snss e "eclhred It was the 1926 . . . when he recovered a tcll « hcs! opening game Army ever Minnesota fumble and ran 58 yards P tu i' C(l - Timl B Bme 1'robably "" ' for a touchdown . . . It wns in Ihe l"" milli " I1lc Arm y tenm ' r <"' slncc last period . . . and Bonnie's score I the " ihc ? navc crushed all opposl- nfler beat the Gophers, 1 to G Minnesota had seemed a sure winner throughout the game .... Joesting was in that Minnesota backfield then . . . nnd could he go! Don Miller, who is helping Sam Willaman bulkl character (and bigger nnd better prizefighters) at Ohio State, says the high spot of his football career was the Notre Dame-Stanford game of 1925 ... . in tlie Rose Bowl . . . when Nolru Dame won, 27 to 10 ... and he romped as one of Ule Four Horsemen against one .of the greatest football teams that ever played. . . U wns Ernie Nevers' team. . Judge Wally Sle/Ten, coach of Carnegie Tech, says his big moment came in lha Wisconsln-Chl- Mon except Dame. Pittsburgh and Notre In clghl games. Ihe Purple Hurricane scored 163 points, and allowed but 'three touchdowns, two of them by Army. Five teams, Mercer, Davls-Elklns, Cllndcl, WolTnrd and Ersklne, got del 0; Fin man 24, Wofford 0; Rir- inan 14, South Carolina 0. Fimnan already has captured the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship tills .season, with no defeats and live vlclorles. McLeod's varsity basket b a 1 team, the Purple Dervishes, have ruled South enrol I nn bisketbfill for years. They have lost but one cage game In the state since trie 1928-29 season. In 1920-30 they made a clean sweep of 17 college game against southern foes'and shurc the southern championship will Alabama. McLccd : coached the "Furnmn freshman football, te»m for'Hire years before his varsity debut. I his nrsl year he finished In three-cornered tie for the at«t title, ana In 1D30 and. 1931 h! teams were undefeated.- a Furnmn was to finish Its «e.as6 Orleans and this year accepted an offer of $7500 per year to coach at Minnesota, taking Crisler's place ... lie started coaching at the Butte,, high school . -calm sort of dude doesn't nd compress charges). Who is !o blame? Not the farm- faculties r. The farmer 'grew short-staple tlon . otton for the proper reason that paid him more dollars per acre, he mill ,for thc mill paid full and. nder the hog-round system. Nolj niiitnble premiums, according to' ach bale's value. And as for Ihe nerchant or local buyer, h3 was orced into a system which he kncv; vas wrong, and against which far- poor ighted merchants have directed he harshest criticisms. Yet these •cry critics havc perpetuated t'rat yslcm, because it is thc cheapest. The other man buys that way and he merchant who trie.? the more expensive way ol classing every bale and paying for it on indi- idual valu; is put out of the market by his higher costs. It lakes a Well-paid classing expert ,ito buy •ach bale on its merit, but anybody can buy cotton when hs lakes t in at an average price. He pays too much for pcor cotton, and too little for good cotlon. and it all comes out in the wash. Under the cotton cooperative system which took form some ten years ago, it is not only possible, but necessary, to pay for each bale on its individual merit. The member ships.his cotlon to the co-op before he receives full payment, except in the "immediate fixation 1 ' pool. The cotlon has to be classed before it is sold. After it is classed and sold direct to the mills, the grower receives final payment according to mill differentials. These differentials are HkewisJ applied to the immediate fixation poo!, thru local classing offices. When thc co-op checks began to arrive, with premiums of $5, $10 and SIS for the bstter bales, growers found Iherc was something to be snid after all In favor of b;lter cctton. Cotton cooperatives in Ihe past two seasons have handled four million bales, double the amounl that they handled in any previous two years And it is more than a coincidence that with th? rise of Ihc co-ops, the slump In quality o] American cotton has been checked —more than thai, thc trend has been reversed, and quality Is on Ihc upgrade in every part of thc believe in working his players bilo a lather . . . thinks they play better football when th?y go out there in full possession of their nicntnl . and without emo- if a boy come.s out for the tenm, Bicrman keeps him around whether he con play football or not. on the Couple of Painters Hey, wait, a inlnulcl subject of coaches who drag down the scratch. Pop Warner isn't poor ... he is paid S12.MO nn- nually for teaching the bays about wingbacks ... by the way. do you know that Pop was not the first fellow to develop the double wingback? . . on single Pop was still working wingbacks when Jo:i- cago game of 1008 . Stellen was captjin of the Maroons he Badgers played n 10-1 defense o stop him . . . an:l ho made a :ouchdown from kickoll in the first :e\v seconds of play . . . rcmem- i>cr Jumbo Stlehm? ... he was the Badger center whq kicked that ball to Steffcn. no.further than Furman's.30-yard line. And South Carolina .could dp no .belter lhan .Furrhun's 16-yard line, .although they boast one ol the south's greatest passers In Grayson Wolfe. Newborry of S. C. scored one touchdown in the opening game of the season on a puss. Furman's record follow -Furman 26, Newbcrry 7: Fur'man 0, Army 13; Furirmn 58, Erskine 0;- Furnmn 19, Da'vls-Elklns 6; Fiir- man 3, Mercer 0; Furmuh 20, Cita- "Divining Itnd' Perfected PHILADELPHIA tU?)—'Ine old prospector's dream of an Infallible "divining ro;l" h-!> com= true. 1h3 nsw rod, instead ot tJing slender willow branch fav.'r;:! Ihe ancients, is ccntrcllcd by =hc- HOME THEATRE Last Time Today — "Breach Of Promise"' with Chester Morris. with the Clemson College Tigers,. Southern Conference foe, In Qrecn ville', Thanksgiving Day. Now the are looking for a post-season char Ity game opponent — and th tougher the better I Everything for .Your Enter tainment and Comfort R1TZ THEATER Last /Time Today—"Tvoub In Paradise" v with' Mirjam HopkiriB-'arid Kny Frauds". Tuesday, Wednesday and. Thursday trie rays, which detect Lie pros- Allm.—MatillCC and Night— ence of ore under the cirt.'.'s nur- face. A demonslraticn of the rod was given before Ihc r.-iiiklln Inslitutc. Rend Courier Hews Want Ads. Sutherland, whom Pop coached as a lineman at Pitt, was shooting plays from double wingback forma- ions . . . Pop Warner paints in iis spare time . . . ns does Bob Zuppkc, coach at the University of Illinois, as you may have hoard. They arc still saying that Slip Madigan, coach at St. Mary's, will one day be coach at Notre Dime he has made a great record it the Pacific Coast school . . . winning 52 games since 1925 . . . against U losses and Ihree lies . . he kids his players . . . and now and then hollers at them in j crescendo voice . . . and his play- rs all go for him In a large way MENU PLANNING NEXT WEEK FARES DIXIE GREYHOUND round-trip tickets are REAL travel bargains. Consistently lower, with returns good for TWO MONTHS. No need to wait for "special days" nor hurry yourreturn.Greyhoutidofrers FIRST CLASS travel at BIO SAVINGS. SAMPLB ROUND-TRIPS MEMPHIS S 3.31 CAPE GIRARDBAU .. -l.UO FARMINGTON 7.15 VICKSntRG 10.SU NEW ORUiAXS 1C.SU CORINTH 7.45 Ptl.ASKl 10.SO CHICAGO 15.CO , UNION JJUS DEPOT 2nd & Ash Streets. Phone EM) DIX.IE GREY/ftOUND Tneiday and Wednetda Adm'.—Matinee—10 arul Night—10. mid 30c ••'.;'•• See . THEATRE MARX BROS WMC - - 6:30 P. CC, S. T.) STSTAH - f -WMC (i:;<0 '*• 5I - ever y Mon., Wedi and Fri. THEATHE t :WHKC !H)0 1'. M: every Tu«s. and Thurs. SJONSOBED BY STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF LOUISIANA couldn't make a better buy than THE FAMOUS SAHARA COAL —"Hot as the sands of the desert"— THE GOAL THAT SELLS ITSELF Distributed ONLY by the SUPERIOR COAL CO. ; Phone J23 '.-'•; Also other High Grade ; ; Coal of all kinds ,".".'.'.. while in Jf.Lours stop ar Hotel CWRIDG€- fATEt IOVI Dickie Moore • Ataaixkr Corr Skhard ttnntH •. Btry) Hurter Hobort Bosworth' •' Alec Francs Fox News and Comedy THE EPIC THRILLER! that sends you up into th« clouds with th» airmail fliers and brings you to earth in a terrific human drama! A UNIVERSAL PICTUftE wWi RALPH BZLLAMY, Olorka Stuart, Pat O'lrfen, Lilian lond, Russell Hopton. News and Comedy Cominjr—'Sun.-Moti,—"Rock abye" with Constance Ben nett. ON LOCUST AT 18th In keeping wilh the trend of the times and leadership in I VrillJf>! We Announced reduction in all departments Garage ! Service Popular price Coffee Six? &• Dining Room Club Breakfast 35* Luncheon auJtk BEST 75* IN ST.LOUIS When in Memphis stop of Hotel Claridqe same mano^emenf 35O ROOMS . EACH WITH , PRIVATE BATH life SHOWER '(IRCULATING I ICE WATER- frorr. •AND SEE ST. LOU IS W/TH WHAT YOU SAVE ' PAY YOUR DRAINAGE TAXES Suits will be commenced January 1, 1933, to collect taxes due Drainage District No. 9 in 1932. Pay now and save penalties and heavy costs. This November 21,1932. E. N. AHLFELDT, Reodver, Stuttgart, Ark.

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