The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 85
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 85

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•ECTTON D—PAGE TWENTY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Work of 4-H Glubs Aids Agricultural Growth of County The training of rural youth in better farming methods is i big asset to this nation's agriculture. Thus, the work that is being done today and has been done in the past by 4-H Clubs has oonlribued greatly to the growth of Mississippi County as an agricultural center. Pour-H Clubs arc organizations of farm youths between the ages of 10 »nd 21. The clubs «r« sponsored by the agricultural colleges of the varloui states with the United State* Department of Agriculture cooperating. The purpose of the clubs Is to develop farm youth and to teach better methods of doing tilings. Ponr- H Club work teaches the rural boys and girls objectives ot .organization. That'they can do many things cooperatively that they could not do themselves. And it aids farm parents, too, by teaching them, through their children, many new farming Ideas and practices. ' . Today, there are more lhan 4.000.- o6b4-H Club members in the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. These future farmers and farm wives are being taught the best way to do their farming wttli the chief aim to make life on the farm more desirable. There is a total of 31 4-H Clubs In Mississippi County having a total membership of 941 boys and girls. Sixteen .of these • clubs are located in North Mississippi County, with the other IS located In the southern half of. the county. ' Etch of these 31 clubs has a. local sponsor who is known as a "4-H Leader." : The leaders are usually persons , in the various communities that are Interested In youth »nd help the clubs with organization and demonstrations. Four - H Club membership ; Is strictly voluntary. The members are taught that they get out of Ihe club's work only what they put Into it and that the success of the farming : projects undertaken by them depends entirely upon Ihe individ- ,ual. The 4-H'ers, as they are called, : - learri by doing. Each 4-H'er chooses » certain phase of agriculture as a project and competes with other 4-H'Club members in this phase. Competition, is. held on a countywide .basis with the county winners KJrnpetfrig, with other winners for etate'honors and. the state winners ctimpetirig'fpr national honors. .Through '• these projects and through'the demonstrations given by the; clubs, the young farmers learn: the better farming methods and prepare themselves for the day they "go out on their own." In nhortr 4-H Club work is the "basic,- training" for the young fanners. ': Ttle name 4-H comes from the c]ub' 'members' pledge which is: "I pledge my head to clearer thinking, rrjy;:heart';to greater loyalty, hand* to greater service and health tn better living for my club, my community and my country." The 4-H Club motto is "Make the best better.** -..Four-H Club work Is supervised by State Extension Service agents hi each county and in Mississippi County It is sponsored by ihe Mis- alsslppi County Farm Bureau. : Each year the Farm Bureau, conducts a "Winners' Banquet" to both North and South Mississippi County, at which time awards are presented -to the champions in each ^agricultural project. " Approximately 30 outstanding 4vH Club members are picked each year to attend the state 4-H Club camp at the University of Arkan- tas and some receive higher hon- ora by being selected to attend the national 4-H Congress held annually in Chicago. :Iri recent'years, Mississippi Coun- tyyiax produced a number of outstanding 4-H Club members. Gerald .Cassidy of Armorel won national recognition by being picked to play the leading role in a movie 1>K. BUGG'S BEARD—In addition to his work as * physician and planter here, Dr. B. A. Bugg (above) also was widely known for his six-foot, six-inch beard. The doctor, who came to this coiih-' ty In 1848 and moved to Blyllie- ville-In 1872, spent 20 years cultivating his beard and wore it with pride until he attended the 1B$3 World's Fair in Chicago. There he saw a man with a beard one inch longer than his. Piq.uedl.he returned home aiid shaved off the beard. His son, Ben. A. Bugg. still ; has the beard; Mr. Bugg lives »t 2007 Chickasawba; in the home' his lather built in what was then the Cookstown community. . : . about 4-H Club work In 1947. The movie was entitled "Where, the Road Turns Right" and wu filmed in Bloomington, ill. Lyman Henson of Huffman was state corn producing champion: in 1948 and LnVon Easley of Burdette won. first place In the state contest in cotton production in 1949. ; Willinm Buddy Clark of Keiaer was district champion boy in IMS and In 1947 Bab Forrester »nd J. P. Jackson of Whitton won'• the state championship In better methods electric. And there are others who were outstanding, Including Jack Duclos of Osccola, and Perry Lee Adkisson of Forty and Eight. 'At the slate 4-H Club camp last summer, Miss Bobbie Jean Byrd;of ijeachvillc was elected secretary of the state 4-H Club Council. ••• A number of the county's leading planters and other agricultural leaders got their primary training through 4-H Club work. Enrl wiidy of Lcnchvillc, the 1045 state Planl to Prosper winner, is a former 4-H member.. George Cnssldy of Armorel was state corn production champion some 30 years ago and Keith Bilbrey, county agent for North Mississippi County ,wns the sta'tr winner in dairy production, in 1928 There is no official record as U when 4-H Clubs were first organized in the county, but there wen a number of clubs active as' early 'as- 1918. The Whitton club"Is believed to be the oldest In the county. FAGtANT qUF.fcX—Lynn Phillips (now Mrs. Bernard Ooochi Is pictured above with her court when she was queen of the Mississippi County Historical Pageant, which was sponsored by the United Daughter* 1 of Confederacy In 1922. Attendants were Virginia Walton. Kathleen Butt and Lurlria Elkins. Elizabeth r^slcy v,as flower girl and U. B. : *Buddy" Branson, Jr., was ring bearer. TUESDAY/OCTOBER 10, HEADQUARTERS IN BLYTHEVILLE FOR MEN'S APPAREL... SINCE 1927 HUGHES BUYERS KEEP PACE WITH THE TIMES TO KEEP EVERY CUSTOMER "DRESSED WITH THE BEST" Established in 1927 and now considered Blytheville's most modern Men's Store, the R. D. Hughes Company has kept pace with the timetable of progress of Blytheville and Mississippi County for 23 years. America's finest brands of clothing . . . Courteous, efficient GUARANTEED service all the time ... A merchandising policy that keeps ' Hughes abreast of the times . . . These factors go to make Hughes the most popular men's shopping center in the Blytheville territory. The alert buyers can point with pride to the fact that Hughes customers are always the BEST DRESSED. Brand names are checked regularly and screened to those that have proven the most popular in America. TIMELY CLOTHING . . . STYLE MART CLOTHING . . . DOBBS HATS . . . NUNN-BUSH SHOES . . . ENRO SHIRTS.. .ARROW SHIRTS . ... DENNIS SPORTSWEAR . . . PENDLETON SPORTSWEAR .. BOTANY SPORTSWEAR . . . HICKOK BELTS & JEWELRY . . .COUNTESS NECKWEAR . . . SUPERBA NECKWEAR . . . .ARROW NECKWEAR .. . FAULTLESS and ENRO PAJAMAS . . . ALLIGATOR RAINWEAR . . . SAMSONITE LUGGAGE . . . these are the lines that have been nationally proven for quality, style and economy, and these lines are yours at HUGHES. * .... When you want the BEST in MENSWEAR for quality, style and economy, think of R. D. HUGHES . . . serving Blytheville for almost a quarter of a century. C. D. HUGHE/ C€. flk

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