The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 24, 1953
Page 11
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PRIBAT, APRIL M, JtW fAMtJ OOVRIKH JWTW1 FAOT BLETSf On Arkansas Farm* " Cotton Farmers Are Asking: After '54 Supports, What? By HARO ,D HART LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Secretary in .Agriculture Benson, like his predecessor Charles Brannan, has found that his job isn't all peaches and cream. Satisfying the nation's farmers takes some doing and Benson is deep in it now. Cot. ton farmers especially are concerned over just what stand the secretary will take on price '.iji&upports for cotton. It's planting time again and the there is no sweating of the walls. law supporting . cotton at 90 per cent of parity doesn't expire until 1954. But then what? Benson has said he just can't see the rigid supports, but rather favors some kind of standard. Benson has flexible criticized the high, rigid supports, saying that they are putting farm products "into storage rather than into stomachs" and are "upsetting foreign trade." To the cotton farmers, it's a dollar and cents proposition. When he plants the cotton, there is no shutting it off. In a matter of months he will have to $o out and pick it. And he wants to make sure there is somewhere he can turn in the event prices are down below what it cost him to make the crop. 32.000 Turkeys Logan County long has been known as one of the top poultry areas in the Arkansas Valley. Now -.comes turkey raising as a companion to the broiler industry in that area. More than 32,000 turkeys are being raised in north Logan County. Leading the turkey raisers is Gordon Bixson, Parjs feed dealer. Hixson is feeding 13,000 of the big birds. Chism Reed, a state senator, al.<n is in that business in a big way. Reed expects to have 10,000 turkeys on his place at Paris very shortly. 2. Birds under the electric system feathered better than those of the same breeding and age in an adjoining room w. 1 - 3re gas was used to brood. 3. Less danger of fire. ..Sidelights: Production Marketing Administration officials are expecting, a heavy rush of 1952 crop cotton to the government loan before the April 30 deadline for placing it in the loan...Farmers in Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, and Arkansas Counties have pledged to plant about 2,200 acres in castor beans this year...A University of Arkansas survey shows that the state's slaughter and processing industry has not kept pace with livestock production. The recent heavy frosts practically eliminated a number of truck crops in the state. The Federal - State Crop Reporting Service says it also meant a delay in planting cotton in a number of areas. Miles McPeek, agricultural statistician, says a period of warm, o^en wenther is greatly needed. Strawberries in Northwest Arkansas were hard hit by the frosts, but the crop in White County cs- c' ::1 and it is beginning to move in volume. iithern State at Magnolia has c'-i-ip'etcd a test of in-floor e!ec- t.:~ lieat brooding on ils poultry farms. '"ili.-m D;an, agriculture major fy n Halvem. cared for the ':s during the test period nnd lie found these advantages: 1. The litter stays drier and Baseball Spurs Spring Business BOSTON W')—Special "insurance cards" are being issued homeowners in the vicinity of Boston's sandlot baseball diamond by an aluminum combination window firm as a spur to spring business. Residents whose windows face such playing areas are being given cards entitling them to free replacement of broken panes if and when mishaps occur. Applicant? for cards must prove that their windows face the sandlot area and are Within the "danger zone." Read Courier News Classified Ads Juke Box Tunes May Cost More ELMIRA, N. Y. (/Pt—Local jukebox operators claim they may have to raise their rates to 10 cents a play to cover rising costs and decreased business due to the competition of television. One operator says gross receipts are down 80 per cent and claims that after owners of establishments where machines are installed get their cut of receipts, the amount | left doesn't cover the cost of the j records. And jukeboxes which cost 5225 in 1935 now sell for $1,100. Something to Think About By Gertrude B. Rollman, Home Demonstration Agent HD County Council Sixty people enjoyed a program on Self Improvement at Walker Park last Tuesday when the Home Demonstration Council , had its Spring Council Meeting Mrs. Jack Hale gave a very Interesting discussion on Entertaining. She also explained the colored slides shown by her mother, Mrs. Ivy Crawford, which featured table settings for various types of entertaining. Dorothy Willingham, a 4-H member, had charge of the puppet show which was on "Weight Control." Miss Addle Barlow, District Home Demonstration Agent, gave a very .informative talk on "Personality." Other interesting features of the program included a talk on "Ceylon" by Mr. J. M. Thomason, District Agricultural Agent; a special number by Mrs. J. C. Jones and her iwo children. The devotional was sivtn by Mrs. P. B. Jarratt and the group singing was led by Mrs. Tom Kennett of Leachville, who is the county song leader. The of the county council, Mrs. Forrest Moore, presided over the meeting. Cake Contest The county-wide cake contest sponsored by General Mills was leld last Tuesday. The top five n the contest are as follows: Mrs. O. J. Rodgers, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. J. H. Griffin, Mrs. Aubrey Bruce, H nd Mrs. Roy Dawson. These five ladles Will meet together and bake to determine the champion in the county. South Mississippi County Te» The South Mississippi County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs had a tea last Wednesday to honor their new members. Mrs. Forrest Moore, North Mississippi County Council President, and I were invited to serve in the receiving line. There were about seventy guests who called during the afternoon. I think that was a lovely way to honor those new members. I understand that there have been about ninety new members added to their rolls during their membership drive. Man-Blade Fibers I have several pointers today telling homemakers how to shop wisely for ready-made garments of man-made fibers and blends. Many manufacturers of quality merchandise make it easy to make wise selections of garments by providing labels or tags. They have such information ns fiber content of the fabric, quality and performance features and care instructions. Information of this type should be rend carefully. There are certain points to check before buying garments. For longer wear check on proper fit. Remember the shrinkage is very slight in properly heat-set arments of man-marie fibers. Keep this in mind and do not buy socks, sweaters, or shirts a fiize large expecting them to shrink to size after beiiiB washed. Check trimmings and stitchings to see that they are ot the same fibers as the garment. Trimmings and stitching will need to match the fabrlo In rtilitanct to wear mid tear. To Insure good results from washing and quick drying whatever you purchase you should check to see If trimmings, buttons, belts, and such are colorfast and washable or else detachable. Garments should have wide seams and seam edges should be well finished to avoid raveling. Edge stitched, freiicli or overcast seams are fairly satisfactory. Pinked seams are satisfactory on some type of materials. For a garment to dry in a hurry, all trimmings, linings, elastics, shoulder straps, waist bands, sewed in labels and stitching should be of the same fiber used to make the garment. Food Fads Many people in search of nutritional help are misled by food fads and fancies. People rush to buy "health foods" even though the Food and Drug Administration and the Council of Food of the American Medical Association brand the terms as "extravagant and misleading." Build your diets based on facts of scientific research rather than over-the-fence talks, misleading advertisements or articles written by people having no training in the field of nutrition. It's hard for the average person to sift out food far-ts from fancies. Many of the most popular food fads emphasize the merits of one particular food. Some people think blackstrnp molasses passes some special nutritional value. It is a good source of iron, but so is egg yolk or meat or the green leafy vegetables. Tiien there are a lot of different food ideas about milk. One is that raw milk !• better than paiteur- valu* of milk, but It does destroy ized milk. Pasteurization has no i many milk-borne bacteria th»t appreciable effect on the nutritive I may be harmful. READY rOR HIGH FALL IGG PRICES When pullets gain as they do on Purina pullet rations, birds can be on the nest, producing in time to take advantage of high, early fall egg prices—ready to pay dividends on your small investment FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Phone 3441 BATHROOMS A.NP WQOBVKW'f TRIM MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Phone 8131 Blythevifle Here's one of the most effective ways you can "rescue" thriving young crops — from strangling crust and thieving weeds. Cultivate your fields with a John Deere Rotary Hoe. It thoroughly mulches and aerates the soil next to the young plant; it kills many weeds which ordinarily aren't touched by shovel-type cultivators. What's more, you'll handle this close-cultivating job in a hurry. This four-row hoe moves along at 5 mph., cultivating 14 leet at a time ... up to 80 acres in a 10-hour day. This strong/ sturdy, all-steel hoe can be used in units of 2, 4, 01 6 gangs. Its simplicity, low cost, and efficient work make the John Deere an essential implement for your farming operation. Let us show you how. it fits your farming needs; come in soon. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. AT LETELY OUTFIT YOUR HOME NDOUSLY LOW PRICE! CHINA CLOSET DINETTE SUITE • Magic Chef OIL RANGE A Regular $549.50 VALUE IN FURNITURE! This Furniture Is Displayed in Our Windows! Convenient Easy-To-Pay Terms at MOORE'S! Moore's Inc. PHONE 2660 "SAVE MORE AT MOORE'S' 308 E. MAIN

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