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Henry County Democrat from Clinton, Missouri • 3

Clinton, Missouri
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i FOOD PRICE PANEL SURVEY HIGH HOG RECORD Annexed By DAISY A. BROWN CHOOSING A TOMATO VARIETY When a small area is involved, most producers desire to get the maximum 'return from that particular area. The efficiency in planting gives profitable returns with tomatoes as well as with any other crop Bad Luck Hits Meat Dernier a Double Rap CHICAGO. Lightning did strike twice for Robert Kolb. -Kolb, an independent meat wholesaler, discovered that his car had been stolen from in front of his On his way to report the theft to the Summerdale police, two CALHOUN Mr.

and Mrs. D. G. McArthur retired word from their son, Pfe. Rut til McArthur that he would be joved back to a hospital in the ates for treatment of wounds re tired in combat in the European theatre of action.

Harold White has returned to jamp Fannen, having spent a day furlough visiting hit wife and emily. Dr. J. H. Hall spent Sunday after-oon in the country home of TV S.

faahoosier, who is ill. V' I 6ft. Freddie. Dickenson returned the) army hospital in Springfield ftfr spending furlough with his 7 uf 'C The Missionary Ladies of the The most desirable varieties, with several points considered concerning omato production, would include Jlarglohe, Pritchard an Break 0Day. Under general condi tions, these varieties.

will probably produce more tomatoes of better quality than win a large number qf the other varieties. Wilt resatance.ia, a.fctotebe4fft gflMncflon lor February ia a a a a wwl we a a Mrs. H. E. Thompkins, Deepwater, has the! highest egg -record in the Henry (County farm flock record keeper's contest; for the month of February.

egg record for the month was M.6S eggs per hen. She has 200 white leghorn hens made profit above feed cost of for the, month, Mrs. Thompkins was also among the ten, high the state, for, the month of Janu ary with 18.7 eggs per hen. Her incesae per hen ever feed cost was for month. if Hart was second- high in Cpantjr IfM? rs he with-his floekvof JS wlute rock vfoi average.

tnf, 40 pel eame nect with iyri eggs pjr hen with a retnrn above feed cost of 3riA white teg- horn and white -rock ens. DIED IN CALHOUN Mrs. F. E. Ferris passed away.

Friday noon, March 2, 1945 at her home in Calhoun. Mrs. Ferris was Miss Valerie Josephine Watson before her marriage to F. E. Farris on September 1, 1890.

She was born May 9, 1872 at Woburn, Bond County, IU. Mr. and Farris had eleven children, preceding her in death, as well as her good husband. She leaves one brother, O. A.

Watson, of Harvel, and the following children; T. R. Farris, A. B. Farris, Mrs.

O. E. Vanwinkle, of Clinton, where he formerly made her home; Mrs. R. T.

Knox and Mrs. J. D. McsFall, of Sedalia; W. W.

Farris, of the home; Mrs. Carl Box, of Kansas City Mrs. H. F. Armstrong and Sgt.

E. D. Farris, stationed at Indiantown, Gap, InL, formerly of Pittsburg, Kansas. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Con-salus and Peck' Funeral Rev. Hugh Sperry conducted the services.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. STARTER SOLUTION The use of starter solutions in setting plants is helpful if other practices are carefully followed. If the soil is high in organic matter ahdvrertile; if the seedbed is well prepared; if good sturdy, stocky. ulscasciicc piaubo ic uacu, dition of starter solution in transplanting will be beneficial. If, on the other hand, the important practices are omitted and starter solutions in other things their use will prove disappointing.

The material for making up starter solution can be purchased as such or the solution may be made up from the ordinary complete commercial fertilizer the gardener may have on hand. If the prepared materials are used, the directions on the package should be followed. If ordinary complete commercial fertilizer is used, Rtrtpr snlutinn ran Im matin fmm i by' dissolving it water in the proportion of 1 "ounce ''of 'fertilizer to one gallon of When the plant is transplanted, one cupful of this solution may be put in the soil with each plant. BOGUS SUGAR STAMP In- an effort to wipe out traffic counterfeit sugar stamps," the Of fice of Price Administration today provided that a retailer who gives invalid sugar ration stamps to a wholesaler for a supply of sugar may not get more sugar until, he makes good the invalid stamps previously turned in. Beginning March 10, the retailer must turn over valid sugar ration stamps either to the wholesaler from whom he received the supply of sugar or to his District OPA office.

The debt for the invalid sugar ration stamps must be repaid with valid stamps before any more sugar can be supplied. This action is directed at both retailers and wholesalers since it provides not only that retailers may not buy that wholesalers may not sell sugar to the delinquent retailer until the invalid stamps used for a previous purchase are made "This amendment was brought about by an investigation which revealed an alarming increase in counterfeit sugar ration stamps with which racketeers have attempted to flood the an OPA official said. are determined? he added, "to bring to speedy Justice these crimin- els who by diverting larsre cruan ti tles of sugar. from legitimate uses a.t a imaermme our soger re tionlng' Price panel assistants of the Henry County "War Price and Rationing Board will conduct another vin a series of retail food price surveys in grocery stores and meat markets during the period of March Iff to 20, V. J.

Day, Chairman of the price panel of the Henry County Board, announced today. 1 Items to be checked include meats and fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, dry groceries, dairy products, and non-food items. It will be the third food price survey In Henry County since 1944. 4 The purpose of the survey, Chairman Day said -is tojietermine the degree of merchants'- compliance with retail food price ceilings. In addition, price pnel, assistants )P tellers iq ooieanws; proper wsujik of prices.

The' district QPA in Henry Coua-i ty, announced that the March Surrey will include' all food stores in the district. By comparing results of this survey with the last one conducted, the district OP A will be able to determine the degree of improve ment in compliance. GIRLS IMPROVED Miss Elizabeth Chaney and Miss Margaret Elaine Bush, who were injured in a motor accident February 19, are both improving rapidly. Miss Chaney returned to her home Mon day and will be able to return to school sometime next week. Miss, Bush will remain in the Wetzel Hos pital a few days, but will have to remain at her home until her knee has completely healed.

PLANT LICE OR APHIDS Plant lice or aphids seem to have a special preference for the tender plants of cabbage, turnips, cucum bers, radishes and melons, but will attack any other garden plant rather than go hungry. Careful and frequent observation is necessary to pre vent serious damage. Aphids are small purplish, green or black, in sects found clustered on the underside of curled leaves. In small gard ens, the use of a spray consisting of two teaspoonsful of nicotine sul phate (Blackleaf 40) in a gallon of water is recommended. A one-inch cube of cheap laundry soap should be shaved up and thoroughly dis solved in the solution.

EXTENSION CLUBS The Calhoun Extension club met Wednesday, February 28, with Mrs. Harry Redford and completed the organization of the new club at Cal houn. Seven ladies joined the club Mesdames Henry Slack, James Martin, Paul Burns, Loyd Parks, Glenn Stone, Oscar Anglin, and Miss Annie Askins. Seven visitors were present: Mesdames Clifford Bauder, Hughes, J. G.

Franklin, Lawrence Goodrich, Luther Hutcherson, Ollie Greene, and Miss Audra Robertson. The meeting opened' with- prayer by Mrs. James Martin. The follow ing officers were elected: Song and Game leader Mrs. Henry Slack; Child Development chairman Mrs.

Paul Burns; Reading chairman Mrs. James Martin; Project leader in foods Mrs. Glenn Stone. The fourth' Wedneisday of each month was chosen as the regular meeting day. Mrs.

Luther Hutcherson and Miss Audra Robertson gave a dem onstration on remodeling 'and mak ing over garments. were served by the hostess during the social hour. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Paul Stephens March 28. Mrs.

Paul Stephens Sec'y. MT. GLLEAD Mrs. Jim Plemmons and Mrs. Hazel Whitworth visited Mrs.

Frank Sands who is ill, Wednesday. Mrs. Sands enjoys the visits of her many friends and was given a shower of Birthday cards on birthday, which was March 5. Mrs. Otlo Whitworth and children Mrs.

Sheldon Faler, Miss Rosalie Gentry and Mrs. J. H. Hull, visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Jim Plemmons.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Faler visited Mr. and Mrs.

Edgar Ferguson Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rolstin and T. visited My and Mrs.

Kernel Eaton Sunday, i Mr. and Mrs. Lewis George visited Sunday with' Mr. and Mrs. Maynard George S.

Vanhoosier is ill with a deep edgmr FrgTspn, hauled a load of hax iax C. -R: Fsder, Friday tHeve79k. fltaae laaafta -and Bdnr Ferguson: 1. tiee Lane and Gale move to the Josnl Carney place Friday. A1T3 DRS7 stood ttt: her Stadia looking critically at a set of.

dress thunabtaiked the' pert" little face that always. worSsVK I tena from she bnzyt street 'Simifrr? tisi tie a face ebst OX ska JtHurJa loox-aTia' trYTi-rrt" Aeezt'soft nd irLrt Harria hai She took: the Eetcles dcjwn'aad stacked them est her desk. Running theSrriaJress Manufacturing company and slid the drawts inside to be A door slammed across the halL Ann winced; the slamming of a door had been Bert's good-bye two months before. The Harris merry-go-round is right back where it started, she mused business, marriage, strictly business plus a five-year-old son. Perhaps there had been too much Ann-this-and-that.

But the registered lipmark with the Ann Drew signature meant faith in her career and Bert's understanding had not been broad enough to accept her refusal to add the name of Harris. She decided to go home. Queer! She could finish a series for any other concern and work on. But every Harris envelope sealed, whatever the hour, terminated her working day. It always had.

Eight years before the Harris contract had been the first and only one in her file; a year, later because Bert Harris bad 'been, her husband and she had crowded his work in at home be-, tween busy days at the studio; this season because she became emotionally fatigued each time she outlined the unnecessary little face every pen stroke tended toward the hope that she might live again in Bert's thoughts. Slipping into her coat, Ann dialed her apartment. Andrew answered and finally she stopped his chatter long enough to tell him that she was on her -way home. Going down in the elevator she smiled. She knew that Andrew was rushing for his toy telephone.

He would throw one end through the kitchen door. Then he would scamper as far as the long cord would permit to ring the bell and tell old Hannah that Mummy Ann wanted her dinner. Deciding to walk home through the park, she found herself stopping to rest a familiar bench. She opened her bag for a cigarette. Holding it between her lips, she started to fumble through her coat pockets for a match but pulled out a large square of colorful rayon instead.

Her face brightened as she draped it at arm's length from one hand to set up the grouped tulips plaqued against their background by pairs of Ann-marked lips. She tilted her head and murmured, "My first bras ring in textile!" A light snow began feathering the early dusk. Deftly. Ann knotted the square her head. VShje lixtea ner race, ana snugged her collar about her -throat.

Unmhidful of the admiring glance 'of a man who had settled Wmself on the other end of 'the bench" a few momenta earlier she felt 'through her pockets SDarnlta She turned when the man struck a match. He walked over and held it out suggestively. "You didn't find onef "Bert! I I didn't realize that anyone was about." "I know." Bert parried. 'When I came along you seemed rather absorbedshall we say in yourself?" "Why not add 'as usual?" Ann asked. "Ann, listen Ann's eyes glinted queerly.

An ever-alert inner imp impelled her to answer, "Not in this snow, I think, instead, I'll follow the me-first-pro-gram you credit me with and take myself home." Opposite the park she glanced back but saw only a screen of snow- flakes. She shrugged, signaled a taxi and was home in a few minutes. A half-hour later, the buzzer sounded and she heard Hannah ask someone to wait. When she started toward the living room, the glow from a lamp shone on Andrew's toy telephone as it rang at her feet. She picked it up and listened: "Mummy Ann, H-ann-ah says if t-h-a-t m-a-n wants to stay for dinner, why doesn't be s-a-y so?" Just then a man's hand touched her arm and Ann.

felt bis face dose to hers. I know who "'she saidV Then she smiled and spoke-into the telephone: "Andrew. you yon ask Andrew raced the feass fciSmVe. taewv 1 AO-Upas? jm' lawfparScttcf 3 yea yon inade xna coxae home bS the way." i al men. ha Id Kolb up.

and escaped with tus S3S9 In cash. Ycuth Once Fca Darit; Given Medal Sacad liba FQ3T JUU A soldier, vhj rsf one classified. -F hi i draft board and. who -as boy ares airaU4rf4rkF pitiiul'' now the medal of honor fov heroism in Italy." Ha at 4U-yaar-oii Pvt. Jajr-ee XJilla, arhoee mother Lassie Mills, said, doesn't sound like him at all.

knowing him tha way dp." Dispatches from Rome said Mills was awarded the nation's highest military honor for knocking out two German machine gun nests, killing four Germans, capturing seven more, and playing decoy target while his platoon surrounded and captured 22 Nazi without a casualty. Mrs. Mills, who drives a school bus, said, "He probably couldn't have done all this without the experience he gained in the woods," and added, 'I guess I was wrong in telling hir.t he hunted too much. "AU this is hard to believe because, James used to be so very timid' the mother added. "He was so afraid of the dark it was pitiful.

But. he, wasn't nearly as bad after he started to high, school. Maybe it was the girls he met." She said James, who worked on the 40-acre family farm while going to high school, was, "the baby of the and when his father died in 1932 "we babied him more. "I guess it was that babying that made him so determined to make good," she explained. Soviet Engineer Repairs Hot Box While You Wait MOSCOW.

USSR. Locomotive Engineer D. A. Dolgikh of Tula was acclaimed throughout the Russian press recently as a sort of Soviet Casey Jones. The story, which promises to turn Into a saga of the Soviet railroads, began at Tula, a town just down the line from Moscow.

uoigiicn engine was pulling a lot of important cars and was scheduled for a quick run into the Donbas area. Just before departure time, however, engine trouble developed The engineer quickly discovered a broken part in the firebox. The fireman observed that to fix it meant the entire firebox would have to be cleaned, a process which would take hours. Dolgikh, with an eye on his watch and the schedule, shook his head and said there was not tune. The engineer picked up shovels of coal dust and covered the fire.

He then drenched himself with ice cold water and hopped into the firebox. press accounts of the incident re lated. He ripped out the broken part, did a quick repair job and hopped back out. i "Give her the steam and let her roll," he said, apparently none the worse for. hif.

experience. The 'tram" got to its destination -and Dolgikh received a special -award 4 Noncopfaatanta Hold OS 1 Battalion in Lon-Ficht WITH AMERICAN FORCES. "Those guys were never trained for that sort of thing, but they fought like Capt. William, Rodman, young, tank officer from Wynne-wood, said recently of a handful of clerks and military police and mechanics who fought off a whole battalion" Of Germans for four days at a tiny but valuable village northeast of Marche. Relieved two days ago after they had killed more than 40 Germans without a single loss, this unit of 90 men, holding their little group without even an order to hold it, also knocked out 9 of 10 tanks, he said, and one American jeep which the Germans were using.

The town, important because of its roads, was held lightly because it was supposed to be in the area. rear Stocking. Tear Causes; Death of Innocent Man ST. VT. A Swanton girl lied, a state investigator asserted, when she said she had been attacked by: a man who died, the official 0 explained, after thm girl's brother had struck himv, Slate InVestigatof Almo Franzani said 'that Eleanor 16, had confessed to him' ahe had torn' her aeookinga ion! a fence- and was afraid.tQ teU her.

folkafsB pun-iahment. Instead, Franzoni dded, ct AM had been attacked by VanzerT 4L cf Franzoni said Earl HosTne CucSc iajTakuli sractore.CCarl eras arrested on aa open charge. considered in lectmte.a tosaioar riety. The above zeentioned varieties are not entirely ristant but 'azf more so than several of the pther yarlaties an particularly, in this Krwuf tup fNjr.cH'.-- If a good variety of tomato is se lected and planted on' fertile soil will live and' produce unil frost if it is a healthy plant; and providing in sects are controlled. Since the tomato is a protective food and contains food materials needed, particularly through the winter months, it should have some space in every vegetable production area, whether it is in the farm production area or in a victory garden in town.

ARRANGE CROPS CAREFULLY IN THE GARDEN The arrangement of crops in the vegetable area is important from several standpoints. Where the space is limited, some thought should be given to planning the arrangements so as to make the best use of the space available. Even though the first plantings have been made it is well to consult the Missouri -vegetable planting calendar and plan the arrangement of the crops which are yet to be plant ed in the area. The quick growing crops should be planted on one side of the area and the crops which are to be growing all season, such as tomatoes, par snips, salsify and eggplant on the other half of the area. As soon as the early season crops are harvest ed other crops can follow in time to make plantings of the fall By such planning the vegetable growing aera can be used to produce much more food than is possible if the plantings are made without any thought as to the time they will oc cupy the area.

SEED PACKAGE A vegetable seed package will be available for planting in tl945. This group of seeds contains 20 varieties and is prepared for a family of four. This seed package has some ad vantages that most any gardener would want to consider. It is econom ical the seed companies can pack age the seeds together and in large amounts with less labor than in individual packages. It saves time because the producer can buy all the seeds at one time rather than going on a shopping tour for vegetable seeds.

This seed package may be used connection with the Missouri vegetable planting calendar. If this is done the family needs can be adequately supplied if weather conditions are favorable. In case you are interested in ob taining a vegetable seed package, your local county agent or home demonstration agent can help you. FARM POND DEVELOPMENT ine Missouri 4-ri Club program will stress farm pond development in wildlife conservation work this year, according to Robert S. Clough, state club agent.

Referring to the Conservation Commission's recom mendation of a deep, fenced pond as a good place to start a. local wildlife program, Clough said that the indi cations were a good many ponds would be built this year, affording opportunities for development to in crease wildlife. Suggested activities for 4-H Club members include the planting of aquatics, trees, and shrubs, and stocking the pond with fish. The fishing, hunting, swimming and skating may be shared by the landowners and the Club members for years to come, (Jlougn pointed out. Field agents representing the Conservation Commission are glad to give information to clubs interested in planting ponds with suitable aquatics, Clough said.

CARD OF THANKS VsTe wf all tm tiiATtV tarr mmrrm ptaaAal tethodist Church had an all Meting. with Mrs. H. S. Snare, ose.

present were Mrs. Walter oyd, Mrs. Julia Stone, Mrs- Marjorie filey, Mrs. Mamie Ingle, Mrs. Luth- Hntchereon and Miss Rhode, Ink.

Mrs. Gladys Lueck of Sedalia tent from Sunday until Tuesday the home her father. Dr. J. H.

oil. Henry Spring has been suffering ith asthma. I ASSISTANT COUNTY AGENT Floyd Smithpeter, formerly voce-nal instructor of the Greenridge th school, has just been employed started work last Thursday, ireh 1 as assistant county agent Henry County, headquarters in om 206 at the Post Office Build-k In addition to his agricultural hcation and experience in teaching National agriculture, Mr. Smith-itr has considerable farm experi-ce on his own farm. He will assist inty agent, J.

Robert Hall, whh ring out ponds under the AAA hn program, laying out terraces contour lines. He will assist with her Extension activities including fm labor surveys, securing farm aids and organizing business peo-k to assist with emergency harvest June and July. He will attend instruction meeting to be held Henry County, March 15, when lod ponds will be visited and ponds 1 be laid out under the direction Marion T. Clark, Agricultural En- heer of Extension Service, Colum- PASSED AWAY A-rry Grady, well known colored jy passed away Tuesday at the rne of her daughter, Mrs. Christine don, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Je had spent most of her life in nton and was loved by every one knew her. Her survivors are two ighters, Mrs. Christine Jordon, of orado Springs, Mrs. Ottlee Line and a son, George Grady, of foton. fhe funeral was held at the ond Baptist Church, Saturday at o'clock.

OWING VEGETABLES SUC CESSFULLY So two seasons are exactly alike, throne has its Every brings good growing periods and im as no sure way 'of determining, what season "will bring. -t 111 production practices must be led upon conditions that most often ft. For example, the records show there has not been a killing in central Missouri after May Therefore, that date is consid- the frost-free date for that area. Tie successful grower, therefore, ows those practices which will be it successful in most years. By I planning his production prac- he will most often succeed.

he successful grower bases his rations upon the experience of past. Records show what has pened at different times during year, and these patterns have i considered in preparing the ttable planting calendar ded by the Missouri College of iculture. This calendar is included Ixtension Circular 440, "The Fam- Vegetable Supply." ELKS LOOK TO VE DAY I a meeting of Clinton Lodge No. B. P.

O. Elks Wednesday nigkt antlers were fitted on Ray John-bf Osceola. Following the ritual, Ition, a lunch was served. the business session a rule was id to close 1 the 4 fitks ie rooms for 24 hours following word of the conclusion' pI'tBe Wth Germany. This1! in acterd doMct suggested hy" tae Grand 1 I i of the.

JSHa In visit krrensbarg, and meeting fav- reception among the "various ww 1 er Ys. of kindness and the beautiful 'floral offerings, which were during our recent bereavements nf nhfaor tor their mnwi amml? Mr. F. E. Farris and family Lodges over the country.

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