The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1947 · Page 4
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FAOI roum BT.YTHUVILLI (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TOIUT, OCTOBER 10, 194T *r*7 FHdbr te tk* F«m Famlhee * TWe AjrteuHulreJ Seetioa.. • NEWS-FEAJURES For letttr Farmios Fe»tured For Thi« Section'* Pro- greetive Farmer*. lodges Study 4-H Club Records To Select Winners in Fifteen Different Projects in N. Missco It Takes 500 Workers, and Strange Machines And Six Years to Produce Select Hybrid Seed s of Worth Mlwlwlppl . County 4-H Club members this reflc displayed their individual club' proj«cti us judging to determine theViMI f«rm project winners gbt underbuy. .'lidslns; of the projects Is beu.g ton* by Keith Bilbrey. county agent for-North Mississippi County, and W. b. Huelbaker, assistant county ig**t auuted by several club lead- trs !«ith wian«ri to be »nnounceft n»| wxk. UJ»n completion o! the Judging, chwiiplunt for the North hulf o! khe •county will be mined in IS project* including the champion club ol M'.ith Mississippi County. First plies winners in each division will receive medals and cash awards prtlHuefl by the Mississippi County J*rm BureMl »t the Bureau'! I-K Club Champions' Banquet *-h!ch will be held in December. jjidglng will be based on the tmiunt of club work done by tne Individual, Interest shown, activities undertaken, number of years »s » club member, difficulty of projec; ind record kept throughout the production or completion of the project. fy-ih club member selected his owA project for competition at the . Beginning of the 4-H Club year last December and must have had his •r h»r project ready for judging by this week.' Dinners of some of the most outstanding contests" will present records of their projects for Judging In the stite contest later this month with winners of the state contest to receive additional awards. Two club members; Fredla Fincher, 'of the Lost Cane Club and Ly- nuri Henson of the Armorel Club, received automatic first place county »w»rds for winning top awards In the District Fair competition l«t<5 last month. Miss Ftlnctier won first place in the 4-H OUib (!res< review and Henson won first place in the corn variety eont*at. Judging wu done this week In field crop*, dairy e«lf production, gardening, home improvement, meal animal production, poultry, iwm« production, tractor maintenance, fruit pmervallon, clothing, cooking and cotton production. Only fir it place winner* will be announced In e-ach division and winner* will b* declared North Mli- slsslppl County champion* In each division. lAst year winner* were Larry Lunsforrt. Clear lake, dairy calf; Perry Lee Adkluon, Armorel. tractor maintenance; Oerald Cas.sidy, Armorel, corn, aoybeani, and tafety; Jack Duclos, PromlMd Land, soil conservation: Johnnie Dnclos, Promised Land, cotton production; BUI Scrlbner, Number Nine, sweet potatoes;. Wayne Blake. Blackwate.-, corn variety; Kalhryn Alexander, Blacltw'alcr, cooklnt; Mary Johnson, Pawheen, poultry; Beulah Mae Nunnery. Armorel. clothing; Sylvia Swtln. Oocnell, lardenlng; Bobble Jean Lucy, Armorel. home Improvement and Joe Bynum, Tarbro. swine. Twelve «lrl« on a Hit: Thli machine wal Invented by Leatcr Winter to ap«rl de-ta.ssellnr •« wed corn he plants each year. Bl ( mo ve* at >pe«l a/ one-hair mile per hour. I>t-tasselinr completed within three week*. Farmers Unload Cottonseed in t Spite of Strikers MEMPHIS, Tenn., Got. 10. <UP> — Farmers ye<terday unloaded cottonseed in the face of a strike of 180 Negro members of the Food and Tobacco Workers Union (CIO) • gainst overtime exemptions for cotton oil mill*. The cottonseed oil Industry hay been Immune from provliiona of the fair labor standards act lince it was passed 10 years *RO. A uninn statement on th» over- BY KOY MI1.1.KK NEA Slaff Correipondenl EL PASO, III.. (NEAI.—Thls 1* the itory of the love life of 31,000.000 stalks of corn. . . Two hundred and forty teen-age girls from northern Illinois are playing an Important part In pro- ducting hybrid seed from thoge italk:. Right now the girls are part of a force of nearly 500 persons riding through the corn fields near El Paso, III., on 40 strange'- rigs, yank- Ing the tassels off 4523 acres of corn. They must finish the Job In leas than three weeks or there's no hybrid seed from those acres. It has taken the Pftster family, presently represented by Lester Pflster of El Paso, Zl years to produce his strain of seed which !s REPAIR THE EASY-PAY WAY... work 12 rows at a time. The tractor pulling 11 moves one-half mile an hour while the girl* remove each tassel In a row. The seed from these rows Is re-planted for five years until the desired product U achieved. Pfister uses small paper bags which are placed over ear and tassel in the first year hand pollination. Part of the silk is cut off the top of an car and a bag placed over Ihe ear to prevent any pollen from being blown on It from another stalk. The bags are left on 21 hours. When the bags are removed tin silk has grown about 1 1-2 Inches. A second tassel bag on the same stalk captures pollen, which is [loured onlo the silk. The ear s bagged again, to fend off other pol- Icn. This bag covers the ear until it proving ,„«.»(»! on Iliinol, farms. , -,££ T.^the F 1 Tor v y k s Pflclal- lioc <nl>*,llnrl I,., I n nun In, kr I . f . . ""*" - "' *»*C Jtnla Pfister has Invented an ingenious four-row picker, special seeders, mammoth sprayers ami a most important de-tassellng machine. He's operating 40 of these machines now. Each carries 12 person* in standing |>o5it!on. As It moves . slowly along [he rows workers' snatch heads off the corn stalks. The first year the stalks of corn arc hand-pollhialcd. This in-breeding process -stresses the best qualities of the selected corn. For the next five years It must be permited r to rross-polltnate. it Is replanted and cross-pollinated until the proper strain has developed. Pfister's.jictivlties provide an annual . payroll of *omething mor* than 1400.000 a year for this town of about 1600 persons. But it really is a community project, requiring the cooperation of farmers and farmhands and women and girls from the surrounding countryside. Farmer* within a radius of five . miles supply the land and tend the crops, but when it comes lime to in. And here's where the girls come ; plant, de-tassel, spray or pick, Plister's own forccn'gp into action. With a trained crew of supervisors, help from farmers and seasonal labor brought in from Chicago and PeorU,'the Job is done quickly. j When the pollen-carrying tassel is removed the stalk becomes a "fe- I male." The tassels must be removed • during a Uivee-wcek period each .vcar. In time to prevent the pollen His. fields look good this yenr dehorn dropping; onto the silk and the spite poor production over nnicli stalk from pollinating itself. of the corn country He credits n GIRLS, n ROWS j part of this success to his excel- A dozen girls on B Plislcr riz : can,|'lent corn aoll, Much'of it it due • -.'-? l . \Jf" i—u 'u •' -•' r " ' demonstrates first step in nroduc Dairy Owners Facing New Feed Problem FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Ocf. 10.- Aiknnsas dairymen are findlni! it difficult to obtain the kind and quality of feeds they warn, saya -con Hollcy. extension dairyman ol he University of Arkansas College i( Agriculture. They are having to vevise feodln? ilans to conform with the kinds of irains. mill by-products, and proem concentrates they can get. :;r:iin rations should be calculated according to the kind and quality of roiiglmgc being fed, Mr. Holley says. Wheat, rice bran, rico polish, oats, corn and corn meal and barley are j approximately equal In feeding value. Airy one of thcjii may replace another In the.ration. The characteristics of these feeds should »n kept in mind to select the feed that furnish the cheapest nutrients. The fiber content of wheat is low and for this reason it sjiould always be fed with other grains or by-prod(jc<5 that are vclallvcly'lijgh in fiber. Meal from peanuts,'soybeans, linseed :and cottonseed are interchangeable in the ration. These should be fed only in quantities >o bring the grain mixture to rte.sired protein content. Fed in this manner each ofithe above high protein feeds will give equal results. OH-BRAT IT/" Don't •v.rlo.d y.nr wiring ,y, f . m build or modernli* provlrfr A . Whan y>. W/«IN6. ARK-MO POWER COMPANY Arkansas Former Finds Profit in Growing Peas LEWISVILLE, Ark., Oct. 10.—That lliver.si Heat ion o: Turin crops pavs na's brought by tlip retimis I Cox got from one acre of purple hulled pens. Several years !\<:o this Arkansas farmer of near Midway, LafayoUe county, sioppori growing cotton anrt jr^ati depending entirely on truer: trop.s. jxmHry nnd cattle. County Asent R. R. Mu.s.selman sny.s this year Mr. Cox pJuniocl Irish potuloes, corn, and watermelons for his main source of income, but he was surpriced when i l ".e 1 cas icuirncrt nearly $250'profit He gathered 1,000 pounds ol I :y pen.s and .sold them at 25 cents per pound. He had already -sold enough i;rren ones to pay for the seed and j t ^lL H7Pr. It's a Powerhouse on Wheels. 1 Market." So B^rJau laughed and ordered 90 pounds of fish. Two hours later 90 pounds of fish arrived at Bcrlan's home. The bUi was $25. jS-A-Y . . V v this ig the practical way out of every breakdown you rhay have with your farm machinery! {Bring it to our shop foremnu for a look-see; get <his estimate . . . : then decide yourself if it isn't !the fairest made anywhere. We do our work'reason- ably. .' ' ,But that isn't, all—you can pay for repairs as you rwould a new radio, refrigerator etc. All on tht ««sy ^monthly installment plan! KNOW time exemption said: "Worker* feel that/while the tx- tmplion may have meant something when it was giRiilcd 10 jeaia RBO, nn Die theory that Hje mills operated long hours during short seasons with perishable products, I ha', the industry has been modernized Tin- til overtime payments no longer will indict a hardship." The strike aflecteri the Perkins Nation's Farms Need More Bees Experts Assert The nation's farm* nefrt more bee colonies to assure adequate pollination of fruit,*, legumes and other crops. Recording to extension api cultural* at Pennsylvania state 1 College. -plant anrt the West Memphis Cotton Oil Co. Several plants in this area already signed, contracts to , pay time and a half after 40 hours ' ^ tlte number of colonies is to be of work. ; Increased, the bees must be protect- Thomas C. Lee. company vice e( * against utnd and cold, especial- president, offered to increase wape* i '- v durlnp the winter months. To 10 cents an hour. He said manage- | supply this protection, bee keepers ment "has not offered to pay over- Bre using the same modern insulat- tlme because it is not required to '"ff materials to protect bee hives to the speed \vith which which Ins mechanized forces take advantage .Q^every, weather break they get. 'Phone Gag Backfires; Joke Nets $25 Fish Bill COLUMBIA. Mo., Oct. 10. (UP> — lack Bnrlati always answer* Hi" 3hone by -.chirping! "John's Pawn 5hop," or "Bill's Dru» Store" antl friends'somctin\e.s try to paun oft .tuxedo oi' order a tin of "n.sv.inn and everybody has a KOOC] iiinp. Bui. today spmethiiig: went wronB. Berlan called B friend — HP tliought. Tlie man answered Joe's Fish In Advance 'How Much Repairs Will Cost. Get Our Free Estimate! while crushing coltoii seed." Cooled hj Meatln| El*ctr!c fans increase a room's temperature instead of lowering jt. Body temperature being higher ff/w. INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTER 3/2 SOUTH 22P ST. PHONE 863 KM »r • ARK-MO POWER COMPANY WANTED beans lo Thranh on shares, nrre »r K? hn^hrl. Hav* two e model MaMf.T-HArrtK Cllpp«r mWniw tnr xnle. Bill Brown 810 Ash Street Phone 3557 BS are used in (arm dwellings and barns. No type ol (arm lite to us sen5l- i live to cold as bees, the experU ; pnjnt out. Bee« will not allow the leniper»tlire Iruide their hives to i drop below S7 degrees. When that point Is reached, the bcrs form 3 cluster, with tlioae in the center producing heat by muscular activity while those on the outside provide the insulation lo retain Hie generated wartrith. The lower the mercury drops, the more Relive the become until they eventually die o( exhaustion. ApicuRuri.sU recommend protect- In^ the bee. 1 * through the use o[ one- inrh-thick insnlninir board in dr- tarhable panels. Tlie«e Ixwrds v.V ruclo.<e a hive on all sides, top an.l bntroin. The, hive may be permanently insulated merely by nailirra Ihe Insulating bourd punetj dirertly to the side*. Th* b«e «xpeit* ad- vi5e coverlnir the ltd of the b*e shelter with wnterproo[ paper (or full protection. Jump in the driver's seat andstepon the gas. Feel the mighty turge of power from the Willys-Overland "Jeep" Engine and the sure-footed pull of "Jeep" 4-wheeI-drive. With all that power, no wonder the "Jeep" can do a thousand and ont tough jobs in business and on the farm. It's a powerhouse on wheels! Come in and see what a "Jeep" can do for you. !! When you Jive wi!h a b us ine s&, you gain knowledge and experience every day which tS» part-time agent hai no chance to absorb. You pay for comptefa protection—get U by placing your mm ranee fhrough this agency. NOBLE GILL J ji"WUy run your shops down at J 1 the hprls, i : ! Looking for bargains in clothes? ' 1i Come to the TRADING POST { | for values I i For we've got. PLENTY of those! 1 ' J GET A PRODUCT OF WIVLYS-OVERIANO MOTORS, INC., TOLEDO, a Jt Poole Motor Company "A Complete Lin* of J«*p Parts" Ellis Poole, Owner ft Mgr. South Highway 61 at St«el«, Mo. Phone Steele 49 I J BARGAIN Als., PRICES ON" A T.I, nAl 1 IIATTF.ItV KLECTKH: Portable Models. than the air. relief » felt »hfin » breew strikes it »rid eftrrtat »w*y henl Jrom the body. Rt»d Co«rl«r New, - Ad« h' f MASH YOU FEED LIKE GRAIN! For unconfined layers — a n«w [««ding plan that cave* lim« and labor and inak»« lol« of eggs. Feed Layena Checkers — liltle peHets of balanced ration that look like grain. PURINA LAYENA CHECKERS Ashamed of Your STUCCO HOME? Bring Koclr Its Beauty with Lew-Cost BOND EX Borulcx bri»;j« new color— nUoboruU willi the wall surface lo seal up 'he ports tbat let in d.inkpiicst. l_ : sc*l [Ixc HvorUl over. I:;»sy to apply .—brush i( <m, yonrsclfl 5 IJj-pVq,iniikcs about $fO( ~ one qdl'oji, while m "~ Ger Your BONDfX CoJor Cfior/ from. ARKANSAS 1'AIXT OI.ARS & WAJ.LrArr.K co. In.-, V. \i,;,, M mssissirri COU.VTY LUMBER GO. Ifl'l \V. M»,i, si. HUBnARD HARDWARE CO. E. 0. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. 319 \V. Ash BOKDEX'/WMttW/C CEMENT READY-MIXED COHCRETE Speeds work-saves money-helps farmers get quality work • Prompt delivery. tiooed for jour job. e Concrete "delivered to any • Fall fltreagth, reliability and job which ii acc««»ibl« to nttormity a nury hxd. our trucki. . 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