The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 17, 1952
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[I __ PA'GH NTNB FARM REVIEW j Witfc Otceo/d 4 r H'er in /««/y_ •••" ' 7 Dados Visits Wine School, Sees How Italians Make Popular Drink ,.. v .By JACK DUCLOS !; 'Wine, nothing but, wine for three ! ; days. That I. how It was f or me fn i j Marsala. I was staying at a wine j-; school and all I saw was wine. It [J.ijjfcsn't so bad though. It was a it Jc-hool for the boys to study wine, •;f. They sure welcomed me there. ;'• When I arrived, they had a bouquet .K of flowers for me. i stayed In Mar- Reala for three days but I did not H; drink very much wine because it ,.;t was too strong. 4;j The wine in Sicily and south II-?« aly is very strong because they have ijonly i little rain and the sol 1 Is U very tandy. Marsala is the center of .the strong wine In all o( Italy. Even .i though I did not like the wine. I ' enjoyed my stay there. ; , After attending the school, I re! ported back to Palermo for my next assignment. When I left Rome, they ! told me I was to stay In Sicily for a month. In Palermo, they got my schedule mixed up and told me I was to report back to Rome. When I told the inspetcor that I was told I would stay in Sicily lor a month, :he decided to call Rome to find out . what I w^s to do now. After waiting : for a couple of days. I finally got my Instructions to report to'Reg- gie Calabra. I wanted to stay in Sicily, but there was nothing I .could do about ' prodl '« d That was our highest yield in several years and was in 1949. On the inland of Sicily lliey have only three Bins, so the farmers have trouble getting the cotton to the market. The smaller farmers usually store the cotton in a barn or shed until some buyer comes around and buys it and takes It to the gin. The cotton is usually sold ns seed cotton and not as fiber 22 Cents a Pound In 1951. the Italian farmer sold his seed cotton for 22 cents a pound. Estimating that one-third of (he cotton is fiber, the farmer would be selling his fiber for more than 50 cents per pound. The cotion rows are planted about 18 Inches apart and the cotton neve' grows very tall. They get very little rain during the season and most of the minerals except nitrogen is lacking in the soil. As for the labor, on the farms was share-cropped. So'I wus unable to find out what the laborer is paid for a pound of picked rot- ton. But the average laborer picks only about 30 pounds of cotton each day. I don't have very much information, but that will give you a little idea of how It is in Italy. In less than 20 days. I will be leaving Italy and starting on my way home: We will have about 10 free days before catching the ship back lo America on-Nov. S During those 10 days we will be allowed to visit some of the other countries of Europe. Then we will be on our way io America, where we will land in New York on Nov. 11, and that will be a happy dny for about 90 boys and girls who have been away from home (or the past four months. That Is all the news for now, so until next time, I will say goodbye. On Missco Farms by County Agent Keith J. Bilbrej I.asf Year's Production t . - —• ** —.— —~— : -- . . uaji . ic^rs rrociuclfon | about it so I caught the first train [ An official report Irom the Crop • I could and started for Reggio. Reg- Reporting Service ' gio is at the bottom-of Italy which is called "the toe. It is a very beautiful city on the sea just across from Jtnly. • Etna, the famous volcano in ' In • Kegglo. I reported to the inspector to see where I was to'be sent.-He did not'have my schedule completed so I had to stay In the city , for two days. I finally got my "orders" to report to a • farm near Barcelona which was about <0 miles away. I was taken there by car. I .was put In a hotel In the small village and was taken to the farm each day. This was another sea shore town but this time it was on the Adriatic Sea. An Unusual Farm This -was an unusual farm. They raised citrus and flowers that wen used for making perfume. The crop: that they raised were' oranges, lemons, bergamot fa pear-like fruit grown in the southern part of Italj which is not good to eat. H is goo'j only for perfume). They were working on this flower while T wasi there. Every day' for about seven straight months.' the flowers are picked'off the plant and taken to a distillery that is located on the farm. At the distillery, the flowers are put through a pro'cess nnd turned Into a wax. It takes 1.- JLJ pounds of --flowers' for each . "mid of wax. Then the wax is sent to another factory in Northern Italy to % be made Info perfume. It takes three pounds of wax to make one pound of perfume. Then the perfume is sold .to dealers at approximately S2.200 per gallon. Most of the work is done by wo men. The average woman pick about 12 pounds, each day. A work 'day ispnly about six hours. She is paid eight cents per pound and 'makes about one dollar per day 'And if possible, they work every day In a row tor seven months. I meet a lot of people here who used to live In the states many years* ago. On the last livr farms that I have sinyeti, I have met at least one'person who once lived in the U.S. •'.•'• On the last, one, there were three persons who used to live in the US. Most .of them returned to Italy dut- ilng the 'first worid war to fight against Germany. And after the :]war, they weren't able to go back to the States. -And some of them ''returned during the depression of 'the early thirties. Most 'of' them fstlll remember a little English, but ' ^ much. i-s-tTiNe I was'on this farm, I lost \rie best friend I have in Italy. It was » little black book about three by four Inches that I have carried "h me at all times. His Interretftr j For three and one-half months, It has been my interpreter. It has -aver 10,000 words translated Into Italian. We spent ov«r an hour looking for it the night after I lost it and never found it. ' We decided to wait until the next otorning and try to find It. That Vas the morning I was to leave, so t got up when the sun did and Valked to the farm (a little over 'i mllel. . When 1 got there, they had al- -eady found It. A young child had seen me drop It and picked it up "tnd took It to his house, i Another unsuaul thing about Slc- 'ly and the southern part of Italy Is that the people are usually very 'mort. It Is very hard to find one is big as I am and most of them :an walk under my arm It I hold It Straight out. They «re much shorter than the people In Northern Italy. ; I s»fd that I was going lo have some statistics on the cotton fn Italy, so I will give you what I can. : had planned to live on another :otton farm, but due to things be- irt my control, I could not. Of ,^ 56.000 acres planted In Italy, isffOO acres ore planted on the Is- .ind of Sicily. On this Innd, they product-.pnly' - 930 bales of nber, which Is about ---third tale lo the acre; or about :i pounds of fiber.- But on the land that Is Irrigated, hsy do much better. On the 4,800, :rrrs that are irrigated, they prp- :••'•• 2«n pounds or Just a little over .lie-half bale to the acre. In th«' .. In Little Rock this week says that the Mississippi County cotton acreage last year (1051) was 293,000 acres and the total production was 212,500 bales. They say the soybean acreage was 118.000 acres and the production was 2,396,000 bushels. Mississippi County's biggest cotton crop on record was In 1948 with 284,000 acres and 296,500 bales. Everybody agrees that this year's cotton production will exceed last year's 312.500 bales. What do you think the total production will bs? Fertilize Soybeans? .Does any kind of fertilizer increase yields of soybeans in this area? Past experience has indicated "no." There is room for argument, however, and considerable lack of knowledge as to why soybeans generally do not respond to direct applications of fertilizer in the type soils found in Mississippi County. University officials agreed to conduct fertilizer research work on soybeans here this year. Eight tests were put out at various places over the county. Dr. Beacher, head of the Soils^Departinent, and Mr.'Kci- terman, were here Tuesday of-this .week arid we harvested these, test plots. When yield-results are available we will pass the information on to you through this column. ' Early Soybeans .: Last week I think I .mentioned the new, early and more desirable soybean varieties: —. Donnan and Dortchsoy.27. Get your orders In for Dorm an soybeans now, or do without. Only 70 acres of Dormans were grown in Arkansas. Thev were on the Arkansas Experiment Station Farms. . : James Middleton said he had one IB-acre-fleld of Dortchsoy 67 that produces 21 bushels per acre An- other 20-acre field of these beans produced twenty six and one-half bushels per acre. One farmer reported a three-acre patch of these beans yielding only 18 bushels per acre, Herman Matthews at Yarbro weighed out between 29 and 30 bushels of Dortchso)' 67 per acre from what I think he said was a 30-acre field. Lice Control New Insecticides make lice'con- trol on beef cattle easy and thorough. With Toxaphene or Chlordane only one application is required to give good control. Toxaphena should be used at the rate of four pounds technical material per 100 gallons of water- as a spray. Chlordane should be used at ihe rate of two pounds technical material per 100 gallons of water. ..Neither of these materials are recommended on dairy cattle that are in milk production". 'Hid You Know?— That Larry Cassidy. 14-year-old 4-H Club boy at Huffman," picked 420 pounds of cotton in one dav this week? . ,_That H. H. Carter, your assistant .county agent, used to teach soils in the college at Monticello? ' That winter i-j'e grass sown now will,make you a beautiful green !awn all K-inler and-spring? The seed does not even have to be worked into the soil. Just sow it onto your present sod. ' That this is the last desirable week for seeding vetch and pasture mixtures? H.D. CLUB MEM OS . -*J . Mra. Gertradt B. Hollmai (Home DemotutratloB Ajnt) Just had a • talk with a goose grower from Ohio. Seems like he wants all the cooks to start serving goose. Mlglit, be » right good idea, too,. That wuld make two uws for them In the county and if someone \vas\tcd to' start manufacturing powder puffs out of the skins like some do in foreign countries — Blj'theville might have another thriving industry. Goose Is good. Just'- bake it in the oven and serve dressing with It. Do try it. H. D. County Council . The County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs \vlll celebrate United Nations Week with a meeting at the Woman's Building out at the fairground Tuesday. October 21. A program on citizenship and United Nations wlVJ be given by members. A film, "Americanism,'' will be shown by Mrs. Helen Carr. A member of each home demonstration club is to represent a foreign country. She is to be dressed in costume and serve food characteristic of the country. Two Jumps Ahead The Box Elder Home Demonstration Club members are looking ahead toward community roadside improvement. The members have jatliered such flo'jer seeds as hollyhock, larkspur, poppies and sweet peas, to be planted along the roads. They have a large amount oj these seeds and plan to plant them soon since this is the time of year to plant winter annuals /or blooms next year. October Is the time to plant bulbs, loo. All hardy spring blooming bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils narcissus, jonquils, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, develop good root systems ant! bloom best if'planted in early fall. Most bulbs are planted too shallow. Shallow planting places the bulb in competition with grass roots. Or, if planted shallow in the flower bed, bulbs will interfere with planting oj \ *ummer flowers «nd the bulb will be In danger of the hoe. Shallow planted bulbs dry out too much during dry weather and often do not develop sufficiently for good blooming. . Planting instructions are often misunderstood, . Bulb,-! often are planted so that the bottom of the bulb Is at the depth and. the top should be. . Bulbs should be planted deeper ill sandy, light soils than In heavy soils. Never plant tulips In wet soils. Tulips should be planted so that the bottom'of the bulb is at least 7 Inches deep. Narcissus, daffodil, and jonquils should be planted 8 to 9 Inches deep. Hyacinth should be' placed so the base of the bulb is 6 to 7 indies below the surface. Orape hyacinth about four-and-one-half to five inches. Even though you have never planted them that deep, if you buy good bulbs and plant them deep just once, you will learn how well they bloom and how long they can re- main in one pince, , Koast Goo*e After cleaning the goose, sprinkle the Inside with salt, stuff body and neck cavities loosely. Sew together the cut edges of skin and tie lees close to body. Fold loose neck skin toward back sew or fasten with poultry pinj' Fold wing tips back of heavy wing bone. Do not brush with fat as one would chicken—they need no added fat. Place goose breast up on rack in shallow pan and roast uncovered without adding water. Cook an 8 to 10 pound dressed goxe three- aud-one-half to four-and-one-half hours at 325 degrees. Do not baste but prick the skin from time to time to let the /at run out. While the goose roasts, simmer Hie giblets unit neck until tender Use enough salted water to cover. Chop In gravy. ' Stuffing 1 qt. bread crumbs M cup fat Setvd STALK SHREDDEH * •'*• Cuf tough sfaiks, turn foam under in ONE operation! Shreds toughest cotton 3 nd corn itjlks into sm.ill nieces, cisily plowcd under with disc harrow pulled behind shredder Oni operation kav« field enriched with organic matter that holds moisture, brings reduction of Pink Boll Worms and Doll Weevils b)' cultural method. 2 sets of stationary blades mtcrnicsli with 3 spring steel blades routing horizontally. Cuts from ground up to'l I in. above including I-6 h. stMs. Driven by strel cut, licat-lrwttd gears' with Timkcn bearings. Makes full J7 in. swain of broom weeds, sagf brush, asparagus, okra, etc., with minimum power. Manufactured by S«rvls Equipment Co., Dallas Delta Implement Co. 312 South 2nd Phone 6863 According to the Ptolemaic system, the earth was fixed at the. center of the universe with the Sun. Moon, planets and stars all 'revolving around it In varying periods, STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY i IMEIKtN MSTIUING <OMMHr, IKC • rtKIN, ILL -\SM/rMit$isASpRou!> ASA PEACOCK w fff, ^J.JJJ^JJ^J Decorator-Designed Color-Grained Sidewalk And you'll underhand why when you BM lh« «dting beauty of Ihis new decorator-styled sidiiKj! Color-Grained Siding,* revolutionary combination of warm two-toned colon 4nd t rick shske-l«itur«. will give your home dWrctrre .tyliog it a aod- «r»t« cost. Thi» modem home b»*uuJier is available in»chotc» ol four »ibr»nt color«...mjde ol ubecte* »nd c»m«ll, id fir* proof, ro|.prool.«nd lennllepioof... quickly instiled righl orar old sidewj|!»...«nd never ne«d« piinlingl Phone and injnga lor one ol our »pra*enliUvee to show you samples oflhis rich, coloiful siding and give you a JIM iMiding estimate. E.C ROBINSON LUMBITCO -"W. Ath Phone 4551 ?i cup chopped celery 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 tablespoons chopped onion •A teaspoon savory seasoning 14 to ?i teaspoon salt Pepper to taste Make This Deal & SAVE! We will pay y, your diesel fuel bill 'lo July i; 1053 on any NEW OUVKIl DIESEL TRACTOR bought from us. It's a good deal, you'll agree! Dengned tpedfitalty for farm i*rv?cef Use. «rt economical fuel sparingly . . . performs excellently on lnv ,job ,n any weather . . .get, down and lug, under load.' The new d.ejel.powered Oliver tractor is simple in l t . . dependable . . . efficient. See it! Drive it! Note how easily it ptarts . . . how smoothly it runs! We'll be gbd to -vpiain how ie operates , , . «how you its many advancements . . . cafcufate for you the surprising savings in opera, [ting cost. Stop in and get the full facts. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. 515 E. Main Phone 8166 Here's Your Chance to Get a Good JOHN DEER!... Used Tractor! \ ' MISSCO IMPLEMENT HAS THE JOHN DEERE TRACTOR AND~ USED EQUIPMENT YOU NEED! You need a good used tractor? You do\ Th«n you'll find just the JOHN DEERE tractor you need at the "MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO.! We have an excellent selection of JOHN DEERE A, B and G Modelt that are reconditioned and ready to go. Everyone guaranteed! Everyone priced right! If you need extra equipment for your tractors, MISSCO has that, too! Priced to sell quick ... so hurry out. We have all type portable elevators to move your beans . . . Mayrarh and others. Come out to MISSCO for any farm need! Missco Implement Co See Your JOHN DEERE Dealer for Quality Farm Equipment 7 Your John Deafer' SOUTH HIWAY61 PHONE 4434

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