The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 30, 1952
Page 11
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 80, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN 'Lowly' Cottonseed Booms To $500,000,000 Industry Margarine, celluloid, shoe heels and gauze are Just a few products that now come irom a by-product of cotton — the $500,000,000-a-ycar cottonseed industry. 'The National Cotton Council estimates 6.816.000 tons of cottonseed were sold at an average of $15 a .ton, bringing $463,950,000 to cotton [farmers in 195L. *' Today, products ranging from aalad oils to gun powder are made from cottonseed. But, prior to the CSvil War, cottonseed were thought to he of little value and largely thrown away, except for a planting reserve and limited amounts for fertilizers and cattle feed. In some states, laws prohibited gins' from allowing cotton.seed to accumulate because of the nuisance of having it around. Now, llnters, hulls and oil are all used. Only the sand and dirt cHrig- tag to the seed are discarded. When cottonseed arrival at the oil mill. Impurities are first moved. Then the seed are dellnted which Involves removal of the fuzz a similar process to that of ginning except that the *RWS have finer teeth and'a re set closer together. Linten Widely Used The very short fibers, or "fuz? known as llnters, have a wide vari ety of uses, Highest grades are'spun Into such products as twine, wicks carpets, anH gauze. They serve als •i filling material for mattresses bedding, furniture and automobil upholstery. Composed chiefly of eel iulose, llnters are converted hit celluloid, varnishes, lacquers, photographic film, explosives and many plastic products, mclvidmg fountain pens and heels for shoes. Following delinting, seed hulls are removed, and then the hulls and kernels, or meats, are separated Cottonseed hulls constitute an excellent livestock feed, serving mostly as roughage, but used also as •onstituent of ground mixed feeds lulls also have a potential valu n Industrial products, A method ha-s been developed by vhlcH hulls are ground up, filled vith a resin binder and moulded nto such articles as airplane panels. ind table tops. A chemical sub- tance known as furfural has been developed from cottonseed hulls. It proved Invaluable during World War II in making synthetic rubber and ha* been put to use in certain type plastics. OH t'wd In Foods • From the hull and meat separator, the cleaned kernels are next :ransferred to a crushing device which presses out the valuable oils. Both refined and crude cottonseed oil have wide Applications. The re fined variety goes principally into edible products. Cottonseed oil provides the basic ingredient of the popular, economical -and nutritious margarine table spread. Large quantities of cottonseed oil also go into vegetable shortening, salad cooking oils, emulsions, lards and oils for setting olives and packing sardines Crude oil is used In washing powder soaps, candepltch, waterproofing, paint bases, linoleums, roofing tar| ind even artificial leather making. Trie pulp left after the oil has been extracted is known RS cottonseed meal. A rich source of protein elements, cottonsec meal is used oy farmers as a nourishing livestock feed. It is also suited to fertilizing tobacco plants and lawns. In the human diet a flour has been developed from cottonseed meal virtually free of starch. Resist Perspiration Superior resistance, to fading due to either acids or alkalies, plus high wet strength, makes cotton fabrics especially suitable for overcoming problems caused by perspiration. Girls in College Prefer Robes of Quilted Cotton College girh will choose qvilltod cotton robes lor wintertime lounge *ear In the dormitory, according to leading merchandisers. A wide variety of patterns and styles coupled with new lower prices and the fact that quilted cotton robes led the market last ycav assure these garments a prlma donna roll* in fall and winter lounge wear. Evidence of variety in cotton quilts turns up In many designers' collections. One fashion house shows a scoop neckline dress in quilted cotton. This dress Is attractive in florals, Geometries and tiny diamond patterns. A quilted cotton wrap-around has a scalloped neckline. It Is youthful in a bright colored plaid with con- trastine piping. A dress-type lounger is made in quilled calico print. A quilted cotton four-button coachman Is made up in decked lloral print with red cotton fabric buttons and piping. Mexican Crop Larger The 1051-52 cotton crop In Mexloo is currently estimated at 1,270,000 bales '500 pounds gross), or about 13 per cent above the 1,120,000 bale* produced In 1051. Do cramps giv* you that _ monthly look? Why lit ttt-bl* Hlstry, "emu" iWw In jaur ey«H Dot* your mirror thtvw »n older-SooV in JT, worn-o»V.n«rv(«ta face during your "bad days!" Why l*t men a«« that you are suffering from monthly cramps? Try A Httlt Cardul each day M thousands Of women do. I,«t li h«lp build «t«nrth and rc*Utanc« 10 yoa ba.v* IMS and less misery each month. Sam* go thro^sh period* without Ie*tins mivy dlMoaforte at *Ji Alao belpi relax ji"lt*ry °«"n» ••l»tii b*+i*r. Look, fe«] act youni»r, mo*« Mm&al aJJ motrtK JUk for C*rd«!. ] MONTHLY CMMfS CHANGE OF LIFE BOUGHT- SOLD -QUOTED Federal Compress & Warehouse Company COMMON STOCK HERMAN BENSDORF & COMPANY 910 Commerce Title Bldg. Phone 5-5858 CompJ/menfs of The SOUTHERN PICKERY INCORPORATED Phones 9-2138 35-1438 1565 Clancy Memphis, Tenn. 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