The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 15, 1953
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FRIDAY, MAY IB, 1953 FI.YTHEVII.I.E (AUK.) COURIER PAGE NINE REVIEW«- FORECAST Heavy Rains Slowing States Cotton Farmers • By JAY AXELBANK LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Heavy rains hava put Arkansas farmers behind the 8-ball as far as planting and crop-killing insects are concerned. Take cotton for example. So far the down pours have forced the farmers indoors and only about half the cotton crop is seeded. At this time last year, 90 pel cent of the crop was planted. L. H Wiland, agricultural EtaUsUcian with the Federal Crop Reporting Service here said today. Wiland says if — and stress the if — Arkansas Delta cotton far mers get plenty of sunshiny days for planting and at least norma growing time until fall harvest they may come out all right. Bui they still-run the risk of extending harvest time into October, when damaging frosts are known to occur. . . Last year's cotton Qfop exceeded exp»ctations in Arkansas because dry weather kept down the insect menace. But with this year's Eoak- ed fields, Arkansas farmers will have to be on their toes ,to ward off the crop, destroyers. •u Need Plenty Sun ^r Wiland thinks th« problem of replanting won't hit too heavily if the sun breaks out now and stays out. Still, in Drew County, County Agent Runyan Deere estimates 20 per cent of the cotton already seeded will have to be re' plantd. He reports many fields flooded with backwaters. Generally speaking, farmers In the delta counties of Mississippi, Craighead, Crittenden, Lee, Jefferson, and Phillips faced standing water in the fields. This may delay normal planting operations for several more days. Arkansas' other chief crops — Soybeans, rice and corn — are far behind planting schedules, too. Wiland says only 10 to 15 per cent of the rice has been seeded in the chief rice growing counties of Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lonoke anj Prairie. Last year at this time, three quarters of the acreage had been planted. Farmers in these counties, who account for about 60 per cent of the Arkansas rice crop, are faced with the same problem as cotton growers — late harvests. Bean Planting Slow Soybean planting also is dragging its feet. Less than one "-quarter of the bean crop is In the ground Mississippi, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Jackson, Poinsett, Banh, Arkansas, Crltlenden, Cross, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie and Woodruff Counties. Wiland said most farmers in these counties probably will go ahead and complete rice and cotton sowing before planting' soybeans. Crops such as corn and strawberries and peaches haven't been hurt too much by the excessive moisture. ' Cattle Good Corn, nevertheless Is behind in planting schedules in the chief corn areas of Northeast Arkansas. Strawberries, which are being* picked in White and Searcy Counties, haven't "been bothered too much by the soaklngs, but Wiland said continued rainfall could impair the quality of the berries, Not much affected by the rains are peaches, Irish potatoes and cattle. In fact, said Wiland, the cattle are putting on plenty of flesh because of the rain - fed pastures. Pastures may even need cutting soon to prevent coarseness of the grass, Wiland said. Something to Think About By Gertrude B. Hollman, Home Demonstration Agent HD County Council Fair It isn't too early to begin planning some items to enter in the air this year. I hope every community will plan a good educational booth. The fair committee for the Farm and Home section met yesterday to make some changes in the fan-book. Those attending the meeting were: Mrs. D. Hemby. Mrs. Forrest Moore, Mrs. P. B. Jarratt, Mrs. Mary Scrarre, Mrs. W. L. Smith. Mrs. W. O. Anderson, Mrs. 0. M. Abbott, Mrs. Essie Davis, Mrs. B. A. Bugg, Mrs. Lee Stiles. Miss Colleen McNew, who is Home Demonstration or plaids woven In. Plaid, striped and check materials should be ex amined careful), to determine whether they have an up and down or a right and left. More materia is require to make a professions looking garment If the plaid or check is unbalanced. With a limited amount of mone. to spend, the consumer should avoit novelty fabrics when they are new and expensive. Printed plaids checks and stripes are usually poor buy since they are not priritet on the straight grain of the material and would be impossible to match. Fabrics that have loni floats of threads either on the right or wrong side pick and pull easily and may not prove very satisfactory. For durability avoid buying materials that are very loosely woven and those that fray badly. Wash Day Blues If wash days leave you tired and blue, banish them from your life by learning new. quicker, easier laundering methods. Combined with aids, the magic of new washday new methods give you clean, fresh, crisp clothes all the time. Perhaps you have been wondering whether to use soap or a synthetic detergent, why the temperature of the wash water is important, and about the advantages of some of the new semi-permanent finishes. Wash day no longer need be Monday. The best time to wash is when it is most convenient for you. Save time and steps by arranging your laundry equipment conveniently and Agent from South Mississippi | locating laundry supplies close at County, Mrs. H. L. Veasman, and hand. As you work, you should Mrs. W. E. Head. Fat Ladies' Club Ladies are continuing: to enroll in the -fat ladies club and if there is anyone else who wishes to join, she '; call my office, phone 2076, for nformatlon. Choosing Piece Goods The wise consumer of piece eoods needs to be able to judge quality of materials. Good quality materials closely woven of uniform size hreads. When informative labels are avail- .ble. the consumer gets valuable nformation about quality and also how to care for material to get best results. Combed yarns produce materials of finer quality and movl uniform threads. Vat dyed materials withstand repeated use and hold their color reasonably well. Better quality materials are mercerized and sanforized. When buying material that hns a design,, the homemaker Is advised to consider several factors. Better quality materials have stripes, checks progress smoothly from one step to the next without waste motion. Steps in washing are preparing the clothes, washing, drying, sprinkling and ironing. Good workinp conditions lor laundering include a moisture-resistant floor, good ventllationi adequate lighting, elbow'Height' outlets for your appliances, a good supply of hot water, and nearness to the drying yard. When sorting soiled clothes, divide them according to their color, amount of soil, fabric and construction. Examine each piece care fully for stains, spots and tears. Empty all pockets and brush nut dirt from cuffs. Close slide fasteners, and hooks and eyes, stains should be removed, and tears mended before washing or they may become worse. Be sure to take oh removable trim and take out shoulder ?^\- .5<m^£^ .^r^ivs-£>":«! PUSHING PIGLETS EAT IN "SHIFTS"—Suspecting that his big Duroc sow has set something of a litter record, Leonard Panek, Parsons. Kan., farmer looks on proudly wilh his family as mama porker feeds some of her 20 piglets. The litter originally totaled 22, but two died. Ordinary litters run from nine to 12^ piglets. Farmer Panek solved one feeding problem by dividing the litter into ~ two "shifts." That way, each baby porker gets "tirst milk" at every other feeding. pads. A detergent is a cleaning aid which removes soil in water solution. Selecting the right soap or detergent will help you to do the famiy wash quickly and efficiently without injury to color and fabric. The amount of soap or synthetic detergent you need to use depends your own washing conditions, water, cothes. amount of soil In them, and kind and size of your washer. Follow the manufacturer's directions when using your washing machine. Use the proper amount of water at the correct temperature and the correct size load of clothes. Remember your machine not tvork well if it is overloaded. Rinsing thoroughy is very important. Three rinses are desirable, two ire necessary. Proper hanging of clothes saves ,ime and energy. It makes Ironing easier by eliminating many wrink- es. You can take clothes off the line in the order they will be ironed. Begin hanging out your clothes In the laundry by dividing them Automatic Lawn Mower Buift LONDON (/P)—Commander H. S. Pugh, a retired British naval officer, has invented a device which enables an unattended motor lawn mower to get on with the job. But there is a snag. It only works on circular lawns, and does not touch any odd corners — so the new device may also start a fashion In round lawns. Pugh's device was demonstrated recently. The unattended mower ate up the grass in an ever-widening circle until the mown patch ivas 120 yards across. The device consists of a cylindrical "tether" attached to the mower. The tether is fixed to a point on the ground and the mower set in motion. As the mower proceeds, the wire colled on the tether pays out, and the machine runs in ever-widening circles. in the basket so you can hang to- Population Booms gether first, all things that are starched: --cond, flat pieces that should be folded "as they are taken PARIS W)— The population of Algeria increased 241,000 In 1962 to down; third, nil articles requiring , 9 , 2 68.000 the bureau of statistics of no ironing; and fourth, those things | AIgerin annou nced. This was the you want to remove from the line before th"" are rirv. IT'S TIME TO — 1. Plant dahlias, cannas, gladiolus and caladiums. 2. Make first plantings of okra, watermelons, cucumbers, c a n t a loupes, pumpkin, and squash. 3. Side dress garden vegetables with nitrogen. 4. Treat dogs for fleas with rotcn- one or DDT dust. 5. Control cabbage worms. If cabbage Is small, use arsennlc of lend biggest population Increase in any one year of the country's history. Algeria although In North Africa, is a part of France and Is composed of three departments (counties). or calcium arsenate. If cabbage is large use rotenone. 6. Watch for little things to do for others. 7. Clean and put in moth proof storage all woolen comforts and Auto Loans A Phone Call Away! Buying a car or truck? Refinancing present loan on a car or truck? Want to borrow money on your car or truck for any reason? A phone call to us starts the wheels moving. ' Call Osceola-176 We can loan up to 1/2 the present market value of late model cars and trucks (1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks only.) All payments monthly for 12,15 or 18 months, to suit your needs. i Low Rates- Prompt, Confidential Service Give us your application by phone, Bring title papers and your car or truck the next day for inspection. Close loan and get the Cash that day. Call Osceola -176 Osceola Finance Co. J. W. Rhodes, Mgr. 113 No. Pecan St.—Across from City Drug Store The' Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" USED TRACTOR SPECIALS PRICED AS LOW AS $100! • Massey-Harris • John Deere • Ford • Allis-Chalmerj • Farmall • A very 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway 61 The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction Grapefruit grow In clusters, like grapes, hence their name. Hospitalization ProgramPlanned County Farm Bureau Will Sponsor Blue Cross Event A two-week health and hospitalization educational program for Mississippi County has been planned by the county Farm Bureau chapter. Meeting this week was the eom- mltee, headed by Hays Sullivan of Burdette. Working in cooperation with Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the county committee has planned an intensive two-week program. Blue Croes-Blue Shield will send two representatives to present programs to civic clubs, Home Demonstration clubs and other county organizations. To Start in June Tentative scheduling calls for the first two weeks of June to be given over to the program. Commitee members include representatives . tot Health Council, Home' Demonstration and County Agent*, and William Wyatt, Vance Dixon, Louis Nash, Earl Wildy. Dr. J. E. Bcasley, Bill Joe Denton, Harold Ohlendorf, Faber White, James Woodard, Dr. Elton Falrley and Dan Reid. Any member of this committee may be contacted for programs on the hospitalization insurance" plan. Closer cultivation, more protection for young plants YETTER Cultiguird. Throw away your half sweeps and fender si Cultiguards protect, cultivate and-or hill ALL IN ONE OPERATION 1 . Swept back wings cut through soil instead of boiling it up , , . permit high speed cultivating. No fenders to clog up or obstruct vision — you cultivate closer and better. Lcava the soil loose and evenly spread. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Will not ride up in hard ground ... run best at correct V depth. Fit M standard shanks. Guaranteed to work in your field. LoW in price. COME IN AND SEE THEM AT: / 312 South 2nd r'HARVESTE Blytheville High Paid Worker* HONOLULU VP> — HawaU'i hour- ly-ratccU sugar workers in 196] r«- tnlned one of their most Important distinctions: highest paid, year- round agricultural workers In th« world. The Hawaiian Sugar Plant- . ers' Association said the averagt dally earnings amounted to 19.10, a new all-time high. R«»d Courier News C!a««m«d Adi. .our Universal^ Slate surfaced roofini to a prot*«> tion against fire and takes B lower Insurance rate than wood shlniln. The saving- helps pay f« a- new roof. See or phone us today for an estimate. 36 months to pay and no down payment required. Other home Improvement* Anuo*< fa same manner. E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. "Friendly Building Servic** Ph. 4551 Blyth«villt, Ark. THAT5 WHY I'M WORRIED. IT LOOKS LIKE AM ALL DAY RAIN. "8 I'M TERRIBLY WORRIED ABOUT MY WIFE- SHE'S DOWN TOWN AND IT'S RAININ6 DON'T WORRY- INSIDE A5TOE AND SHOP DAY IN, AND DAY OUT DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!? 6IVE YOU THE M05T RELIABLE SERVICE /4HP VALUES OBTAINABLE CATCH UP AFTER THE RAINS... FARMALL F-20 with Power Lift and 2-Row Cultivator '195 You'll need a cheap used tractor, cultivator, planter or harrow to help you catch up after the rains ... so come in to DELTA Implement Co. NOW. We have a choice supply of used farm machinery at prices you'll appresiate! CHOOSE FROM: •Farmall 'Ford •John Deere 'Avery •Massey-Harris, and many other makes 12 Ft. SPRING TOOTH HARROWS, only a few left! SAVE CHOPPING By BUYING A 4-ROW ROTARY HOE! DELTA IMPLEMENTS iv INTERNATIONAL-HAWfSTCR &U.K L SWV/Cf d%^6863~ BLYTHEVILLE, ARK,

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