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May 23, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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EIGKT BLTTHEYTLLJ! (AKK.) COURIER HE If1 MAT M, IN* FARM NEWS A "° REVIEW* Ra'ms Aid Crops In Most Areas; Cotton Is Slow Wither, ChcmicoU, J And Insects Hurt Growth of Crop Genera! rains last weekend brought relief to most of Arkaneas' crops but fcome of the most Important arglcultufftl conntEeft in the eastern part of the «(at« were not jflvorwJ, according to thf weekly crop report of the 3tat* Crop Reporting Service. Much of the cotton In the slat* Is getting off to stow itart due to thft dry spcH earlier Lhlfi month, unseasonably cooi weather, seedling diseases, delayed germination, pre- emergence chemicals and cut worms. As a result, trie service said, much re-planting has bt-en necessary. Early cotton Is being chopped but the peak period for chopping will be somewhat Jaror than /irst Indicated. In most counties the supply of choppers has been amble to handle the work so far. A large acreage of soybeans was planted during the week. Early soybeans am clcnn and grdwlng well Bean lent beetles RFC present In some fields, as usual. Eo rl y corn is doing well, much has been side-dressed end some is about ready to be laid-by in the south central part of the stnte Stands of corn are probably,not as good as usual. Strawberries Are Hard on Freezers May always put* two extra load! on the home freezer—strawberriei end hot weather, - Hot weathe makes the Treezer work harder am too many strawberries can be thi "straw that breaks the freezer's back." Home Demonstration Agent Ocr trade B. Hollman explained toda- th at str a wb e r rt es re tui i r e I ols o refrigeration for freezing. This \ caused by the sugar packed wil them. Very few home freezers wli freeze a crate ol strawberries a one-time. Many boxes brenfc down at thl time of year. Usually this happen when one or two crates of berrle are added at one time. Food plac ed in the middle of a home freeze freezes very sJowiy. You can tes this out by setting an ice cube iray of water in the middle of a box. It takes a long time for H to freeze, and the same thing takes place with the strawberries. The home demonstration agent suggests this goncl rule to follow: Never put into a freezer more quarts or berries than can be placed against a side or bare freezing surface. Then as soon as these hoxes are properly frozen, move them to the midrlle and add some more. The extra prepared boxes may be kept In the refrigerator for a short time until space is available. Even more satisfactory, how. ever, Is to let a locker plant freeze your strawberries — especially a crate or more Is prepared al one time. Remember, most home freezers are working harder because ol warm weather. Don't take chance on a breakdown by overloading with strawberries. MORE FROOr-Shown here Is additional proof that nitrogen pays oft In bnrlcy. In the upper photo A. O. Hallman of the Bly- thcvllle Fertilizer Company stands In the middle of n field ol barley Rt the George pillahunty farm at Yarbro to show the difference between fertilized and non-fertilized crop. The plot to Mr. Mailman's right was fertilized and the plot on his left was not. There la from six to eight inche.5 difference In height. In the photo at right Is a closeup of heads taken from the fertilized and non-fertilized plots. The head on the right was la hen from the fertilized plot. Mr. Dillahunty used nitrate of soda on a portion of his barley crop as an experiment. (C'nurier Nrwh Photo) H.D. CLUB MEMOS *f Mn. G«*tr*4< B. Hi I tana (Bom* D«nMtttr*tio» Are**) More Impraremeni The Box Elder Horn* Demonstration Club has started an Interesting community Improvement program. The first project underway Is a roadside park. Miss Izora Davis, the club president, has donated the land on the right of the Buckeye road near the Missouri line. It Is an Ideal place for the park with beautiful tall trees for shade. One of the ways the club members make money for their projects is making and selling cobbler aprons. Sixteen H. D, C. Improvement Number Sixteen Home Demonstration Club has decided on window boxes for a community improvement project. This Is a new project Just getting started but there have already been eight window An atom of heavy hydrogen Is called deuterium. TV It an KlRht SchoHs Kentucky originated the Idea of evening schools In iflll. The state held classes on moonlit nights for the purpo«e of teaching adult illiterates to read and writ*. boxes made and put up In the community. Number Nine Cinb A new home demonstration club is being started In the Number Nine Community. The first meeting will be held on May 29th at the home of Mrs. Frank Coats. Freer* Plentiful Freeze eggs when they are plentiful and reasonably priced, for us ater when they are scarce and ?rices are high. Use eggs with cracked shells while fresh, rather than 'reezlng them. Eggs should never be frozen In :he shell. Freezing causes them to expand and break. Egg yolks and whites may be frozen together, or separately. Use only clean, infertile eggs with sound shells for freezing. Alter removing the shells the whole eggs, whites, or yolks should b % packed In usable quantities—just enough lor one meal, for use in salad dressing, or for cooking or baking. Label each package carefully, as to contents, amount, date and Intended \ise. Eggs may be kept frozen for 6 to 8 months, without ft Whites—Separate the whites rom the yolk*. The whites require, nothing added and no mixing. They no* coagulate during freezing. Package »nd freeze. Err Yolks—Separate the egg 'oiks; add 2 tablespoons of sugar ir corn syrup; or 1 teaspoon of salt to each pint. Blend carefully but horoughly with a rotary beat«r but avoid whipping In air. Unbeaten •oiks tend to become lumpy when defrosted, strain mixture through wire sieve. Package, Sfcim off any air bubble« from the surface be- 'ore freezing, to prevent crusting. Free/e immediately. Packaging according to use: These equivalent measurements will be lelpful: 11 unbeaten egg whites for an angel food cake will fill 1 pint. 6 egg whites can be frozen in a lalf-pint carton for use in making white cakes or meringues. 33 yolks fill one quart or 2 pints. 8 whole eggs, beaten sufficiently to mix yolk and white, make 1 pint. 1'i tablespoons thawed white Is equal to 1 egg white. 1 Inblespoon thawed yolk is equal to 1 egg yolk. Roses Prepare now for a regular spray schedule. Spray or dust roses weekly or after each rain. More beautiful flowers Is the fruit of diligence. Watch for aphids (Nicotine sulphate, l>4 teaspoonfuls: water. 1 gallon; add laundry soap tor sticker.) Records Prove Food Yields Liberty Gardens Can Give Roses bloom on new growth. Keep growing with fertilizer, water and cultivate. If not cut for bouquets, flower stalks should be cut as soon as petals fall. This keeps the rose bush growing and blooming. A good mulch In the rose bed will conserve moisture and will aJso eliminate the need for cultivation. As a guide of what to expect In food production from a Liberty garden, A. A. Wayne of Chicago, 111., has released carefully kept statistics which he cultivated from 1943 to 1948 Inclusive. Average weight of vegetables produced on 1 square foot of garden space ranged from .96 of a pound In 1945 to 2.03 pounds In 1948. Yield varied with the number of days between the last killing frost In spring, and the first freeze In the fall, which in 1945 was 127 days and in 1918, 19! days. The average yield over six years was 1.66 pounds, but It Is apparent that Mr. Wayne was a skilled and careful gardener. Heaviest yielding vegetable was a large fruited tomato which gave an average yield of 5.88 pounds per square foot. The plants were staked. Beets were second In yield, with an average of 3 pounds. Carrots were next with 1.87 pounds. Bush snap beans gave 87 pound per square foot. Golden Bantam sweet corn 1.01 pound, and peas the last of all .31 pound. These figures establish as a rea- onable estimate the one made by he late H. W. Hochbaum of the U.S.D.A., that a home vegetable aarden should produce a pound of •esetables for each square foot cul- ivated. It is interesting to note the effect upon yield which Is exerted by the "ength of the growing season. In W -Named Mount. Mitchell, In North Carolina, also is known as Black Dome E*eak, the name coming from the blue hare often seen on some of the higher elevations. and Gas Co. Aft these programs nre directed by th« Cooperative Extension Service. State winners m Field Crops, Poultry and Tractor Maintenance each will receive an all-expense trip to ths National 4-H .Club Con- gresK in Chicago next November State champions In Frozen Foods and Soil — and Water Conservation will be presented a 17-Jewel wrist watch; eight sectional winners in the former program and 16 in the latter will be given « Chicago Club Congress trip. County winners in each program will be presented & medal of honor by the respective donors. loss of quality, at ?,ero degrees F. In 1961. About one person out of every 8C in the United states completed a Red Cross health, safety or other course provided by the Red Cross 1945 there were only m frost fr«« days In the Chicago are*, as compared with 215 such day! In 1946. The yields per square foot ol vegetables gro\vn In these two s*«r« compared at follows: 194S 1948 127 days. 318 da.y«. Lbt. per Ltx. per sq. ft iq. ft. .80 530 1 M M .3, 8.90 . Green Snap Beans .90 Beets Carrot* 1.25 Sweet Corn .80 Peas , 21 Tomatoes 2,90 . The efficiency of tomatoes grown on stakes Is also proved by Mr. Wayne's figures. Where plants are allowed to spread over the ground, and yield per square foot would b« much less; hut Mr. Wayne's staked plants gave him the heaviest yield for the space occupied of any vegetables that he grew. The yield of sweet corn exceeded that of snap beans, even when the small eared luxury variety Golden Bantam was grown. This result may surprise some of the experts, though comparison Is not on an even basis, since the whole ears were weighed, while only the kernels are eaten. When the cost of vegetables In the market Is compared with the yield possible In the average home garden, the value of a Liberty garden as a means of reducing the foodjfi' budget may easily be calculated. * "' STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKCY W ImtKtN MiTIUMt (OMTtNT, HK. • Plum. HC 38 Scholarships Offered in Fire 4-H Programs Thirty-eight $300 college scholarships are offered to boys and girls as awards for top-rating achievement records In five national 4-H programs being conducted by Arkansas this year . The programs, number of scholarship awards In each, and donors are: Field Crops and Frozen Foorts, six each. International Harvester; Poultry, 10, Dearborn Motors; Soil and Water Conserva- tlon, eight, Firestone; and Tractor Maintenance, eight, Stanollnd Oil Ties that bind: Friendliness—Courtesy—Efficiency. We keep right on trying to improve all the time, to serve you better. When you open your checking account here, all our banking services are »t your caH, JOHNSON GRASS with Sodium Chlitrale, 99^ pure! Fine treated for dry application, 512.50 per 1DO lt«. A. H. WEBB Clil.VF.TJT Tll.F. CO. Hlivny Rl, Stale I.liie — Phone 8!U As Little As $100 Buys A USED TRACTOR At Missco Implement Co. you can choose from a big selection of good used tractors . . . John Deere, Farmall, Allis- Chalmers. The best one doesn't sell for 5100 but that's the bargain tag on one of them. Regardless of what size tractor you want we'll save yon money 1 It's here;;;the most talked about NEW tractor in America!! CK and arrange to try it on your own farm tomorrow See for Yourse/f how if can • Plow »p to 20 acres of tougfa x*d a day. • TacBJetn disk vp to 50 acre* in a day. • Cultivate op to 65 acres a day. See the Super M here today Delta Implements, Inc. John Deere' TRACTORS with Cultivator—from $250! John Deere' TRACTORS with Cultivator—from $450! John Deere M TRACTORS with Cultivator — from $850! 312 So. 2nd Photw 6863 Stttff now! HALSELL & WHITE FURN. CO Main & Division Phone If you need certain pieces of equipment you're sure to find it here at Missco Implement Co. ... in a size to fit nearly any tractor. Come by and see our bargains in used equipment . . , South Hiway 61 in Blytheville. 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