The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1941 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 21, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER tfEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This ' Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS - FEATURES Enter the Plant-to-Prospejr Contests sponsored by the Courier News and Commercial Appeal. Beans Grown By Osceola Farmer Net $2600 Profit OSCEOLA, Ark., Feb. 21.—James H. Woodard, O.sceola farmer living in the Little River section, netted S2600 from 260 acres of Arksoy beans grown on his farm last year. Mr. Woodard obtained an average yield of 35 bushels per • acre from his entire crop for which he received an average price of 85 cents per bushel. He.*— charges himself'$10 per acre rent New FSA Director g Oats Will Insure Feed Supply Though the results of 21 years of and figures'it costs him about $10 .per acre to grow, harvest and market his crop. In years past he has grown .several different varieties of oil mill beans both early'and late matur-; study conducted by the University ing types, but lie has finally elim-jof Arkansas College of Agriculture inated everything except the Ark*j a ave shown thai fall oats can be soy variety. j counted on to outyield spring oais Mr. Woodard lives in a section ^, about 35 per cent, on the average. of the county which is not adapt- c ' ft j >s ponied now wilt mature in _ * . » «. ™ of ed to the production alfalfa, therefore, he uses soybeans as a supplementary cash crop. He believes there is more money in soybeans than any other crop that he can grew on his farm except cotton. Although soybeans cannot be June just about the lime most corn cribs are beginning 10 take on that "vacated" appearance, according to J. J. Pickren. county Farmers who did agent. not plant enough fall oats and even those who have enough corn 10 last un COIN IS Farm Yards Will Be Improved Pickren Advises Against ^ Practice Of Selecting Seed From Last Crop Hybrid seed corn should be irjiii each year from a reliable 't-d denier I!' Urn results from id torn are to be obtained rdiiiji to J. -J- Pickren, county hy Farm families in Mississippi; County working wnh the Farm ^Lcuriiy Administraton are rnak- v. plans now for attractive lawns rid flower gardens, said Mrs. i antes Jonos, Home Management 'lijjervi.sor. as she announced that h<- majority of their famines have i::;de definite arrangements to ';c;iuiify their homes. "Hewers around a house make! e-ss-ary in wanning an intelligent., U a home," she said. "Well kept i everyday diet, says Miss Cova Lee will) the stamps were larger than; in» December showed a trenien- ever before.. For instance, the dous increase both in value and unve-millioh persons consumed, quantity over the figures compiled Sl.508.COU worth of pork in DC-i six months ago. ccuiber as compared with $1,054,-; 000 wcrth last July. And the quan-: Most rosebushes should be pruned liiy and value of the vegetables' in March, just, before the buds consumed during the last month start to grow. Climbers should noi r;! 1940 was almost double thai, of be cut until after blooming; then July. I they can stand a somewhat heavy Every commodity purchased dur- pruning. Diet Fads Often Receive Too Much Emphasis, Miss Coleman Points Out Good common sense is most nee- e Micc'ccinni - I MlSSiSblppl Director counted as a soil-building practice under the. AAA program, when harvested by mechanical means, he says they fit into his crop rotation scheme and are building -up the fertility of his soil. He has increased the acreage devoted to commercial -soybeans each year since he began to grow them as a cash crop and plans to devote more acreage to the crop this year. til the 1941 corn crop is ready fov ; Appointed To Post Oi k i n i*\is\<:*i iTtArt n ^1 tri (*n^ t n >-^ln>^fr UI-*Y»I >1* r i * ' Farm Woman's News Corner harvest are advised to plant spring cats, the county agent said, as a means of ensuring their feed supply against possible drought- or other bad weather this summer. The oa is should be seeded on a well prepared seedbed, using about 10 to 12 pecks per acre. Drilling usually gives the best results, but where drills are not available the oats may be broadcast and disked in. Oats lisa-ally give u very good response to 100 to 150 pounds of a T. Roy Reid A. D. Stewart, of Jackson. Miss., state director of the Farm Security Administration, has been appointed acting regional director, in charge of the organization's activities In the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He succeeds T. Roy Reid, -of Little Rock, Ark., who has been appointed assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Reid lias nitrogen material as a top-dressing;j ne i ( ) r } ie post of regional director The country's fruit bowl will be heaped high with oranges again this year, says Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent. So oranges -will be abundant everywhere that food is sold — from the general store at the country crossroads to the city delicatessen. Although this fruit is available throughout the year, the "big orange season begins in January and February. And oranges are most wel- after the oats have started growing. 'Che best, time fo'r planting spring oats In Mississippi county is about February 15 to March 10. Lespedeza can be planted at the time the oats are planted by broadcasting the lespedeza seed at che rate of 20 pounds per acre. Muiiy farmers, when growing the old established (open-pollinated) varieties, made it a practice to select their next year's seed from their own corn crop. But if such a practice is followed when plant- in-/ hybrid corn, the yield and uniformity of the following year's wop will be inferior to the original hybrid, the county agent was told by L. M. Humphrey of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Keed taken from a field of hybrid corn can no longer be accurately called a. hybrid torn. Dr. Humphrey explained. The reason why a hybrid corn breaks down when the seed has been selected from a field grown the preceding year is this: Hybrids arc developed by using inbred, or pure, lines of corn. These inbred lines, in Ihymselves, are low yield - ers and lack uniformity. But when two of these inbred lines are properly crossed they produce a corn with a high yielding ability. When pollination takes place in the field there occurs n form of self-pollination. whether the pollen falls ou show what k.nd of home h located on the farm and some < the families have planted fiow- •T p.m'dens as a means of increasing their inccme. This is one •ource of income that should not V overlooked by families living v/iir small lown.s and those living -n heavily traveled highways. -The appearance of the farm- -i.pad during the spring and sum- t-r months is lar'ely influenced -,y the amount of work and plan- 'ing which is done 'during the i.i.ntl'S of February and March. <o if we. want to enjoy beautiful ''o'.ver gardens and lawns—we must •.•.•gin work now." she added. "If you have a new home, as •'.;osl of the Tenant Purchase families do, and have not smoothed ho yard preparatory to getting a nice lawn, this, of course, will be Colemaji, county home demonstration agent. Too often people tend to make fads out of the ordinary health giving properties of foods, such as vitamins, calories, roughage. In tht beginning, the calorie had its vogue and people were so busy hunting for quantities of calories that they gave themselves entirely improper diets; they forgot that calories are merely the measuring sticks for the energy value of food. With the decline in popularity of the calorie as a food fad, the vitamin has come into the spotlight. Vitamins, of course, are important and shot-Id be given some I consideration in planning the com-1 plete diet, but at-the same time.!] neither vitamins nor calories constitute a perfect diet or make up -no or the first things that you 1 ' 1 complete food. since its creation under the okl j the silks of its own plant or the Resettlement Administration in j silks of any other plant in the 1935. HP is regarded by FSA officials ns one of the ablest administrators in the organization. • Mr. Reid's successor is well field, because the hybrid is made frm two inbred lines of corn that are essentially the same In their genetic make-up. Consequently this ill want to do. The yard should v smoothed down either by disk- ny. flat breaking and dragging or ':•; hauling in dirt and filling in "he low placas. If your home is ' n an old site you will probably a general clean-up remove all bricks, "uci scrap lumber. After the yard 's Uioroughly leveled, it should bo •Ci-'ded to Bermuda grass. It, would rrubably be better to wait until March to sod the lawn as the •;.lather will be warmer at that time and the grass will grow off known, not only in his native state ' self-fertilization tends to break of Mississippi, but throughout the* down the corn once more Into entire South because of his work j inbred lines which, among other After the oats are harvested the' in agricultural organization. He was j things, do not have the yielding lespedeztt will make an excellent born in n farm liear Goshen j ability of the hybrid hay or pasture crop. 4-H Club News Notes Springs. Miss.. In Riinkin County.' if seed from a hybrid corn field '.and was educated at the schools produced better in 1940 than it company dinner. For variation, there and at Mississippi State Col- did in 1939. the generally excellent cranberry juice combines well with lege. After completing his educa- 1940 season for corn productions, i come during these winter months i e mon. orange, grapefruit and pine- tion, Mr. Stewart taught in county \ aa compared to the poor 1939 sen- ; The 26 club members of the Si» when. supplies of many other fresh j apple. . .agricultural schools for Tom- years, j S0 n. is more logical reasons for teen 4-H club met Thursday. Feb. fruits may below. i Cranberries are excellent in muf- ! and then became county agent in j the 1940 performance. 1*20. with Robert Moore -presiding. Studies made by nutrition spec-! fi ns . too. and would add something ; Simpson County. j -Always obtain hybrid corn : Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county ialists show-that oranges are an j new' and different to the club or; He held that post for six years. { planting* seed from a good seed ; home demonstration agent. Mr. J. There is much loose chinking ; among those partly informed on the subject, which often leads them astray. Vitamins are powerless to build up the human body except when supplemented with other food factors, be furnished in a which should well-planned j ATTENTION RMER Come in and let us explain how you can BUILD AN ADDITION TO YOUR HOME * * REMODEL or REPAIR Y OUR HOME * * IIHLD A JiEW EARN excellent source of the important ; bridge luncheon. To the standard during which Lime under his di- vitamin ;C. But even when the sup- 1 family-sized muffin recipe, 1 cup recflon, the farmers of the county ply is bountiful, care must be used i of berries and Vi cup of sugar increased their activities and in- in selecting -good values in oranges, Miss - Coleman says. . ;;'In buying," she advises, "first 'weigh' the fruit in your hand. If dealer." Mr. Pickren advised. '. J. Pickren, county agrlc'iltuvfil diet. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water and vitamins are only a part of the necessary factors to engage the housewife's attention when, planning diets for the family. Many of these are easy to provide in ordinary good food. Minerals and cellulose or roughage also need to have consideration. Although fruits and vegetables are good sources of roughage, it is not wise to carry the roughage theory to the point where the intestinal tract is irritated. People should keep a sane, sen&i- ble attitude on all phases of an adequate diet, says Miss Coleman. Th;y should be able to discriminate between what is good food and what is faddish. .should be added. The results of the 1940 corn agent, and three visitors were pros- variety tests, conducted by the come, and organized several co- university of Arkansas College of j The group sang "Arkansas", Cranberry salad is tasty, as weir operatives. He was then drafted by Agriculture in all sections of Ar- '/which was led by Miss Alma Meras being crisp and colorful and the the newly formed State Agricul- j kansas. and in which are in- rit, song captain. The following are berries may be used raw or cooked, tural Service Department to act as i eluded 'more than 100 hybrids and !fc:7eels>e"avy for its.size,_it prob- j cooked sweetened cranberries, plus organization dhecior. ably- will .have, plenty of juice, j SU g ar W ith a iittle lemon juice and! After one year with that agency, j H v a ilable at the Next,, be sure the orange is firm'chopped celery, molded with gela-1 he \vi\s appointed organization di- j county agent. and.that-it has no soft spots where I tin, make a pretty and appetizing ! ^ rector of the Mississippi Coouera- * °._ .spoilage may occur. Most oranges | sa iad. Another edlicious molded' tlve Cotton Association. He was . have fairly-.smooth skins; but this sa i a( j } s mac ie with ground raw'promoted rapidly, and in 1933 he is.not always the rule." cranberries, plus sugar, chopped was elected general manager, a other club captains: Leigh ton open~-poiii*nated varieties." are" now ; Ware, Pig Captain. Loretta Pyland, orange, celery and walnuts. Ground post he held until January 1, 1940, j cranberiies. apples sweetened, make a and oranges, when he resigned to become state delicious and director for the PSA. tart accompaniment to the meat; He is expected to assume his new course. 1 duties March 1. Wardrobe Planning Demonstration Club News Notes If the' food •/budget' is limited, bulk oranges may be a better bargain... than' .those that are graded and .wrapped individually in paper. The. graded oranges look more attractive: .because they are washed Cranberries also offer many pos-i and polished, but the ungraded Uifcilities for giving variety to des-j kind-'usually have the same value I ser t s . in the cake line there are! A lesson in wardrobe planning! Mrs. J. W. Rogers is a new and. flavor. But whether you buy j \_\^ upside-down cake and the cran- was uumht at the Mississippi Ccun- membsr of the Shady Lane Home graded or ungraded oranges, above all. avoid those that are puffy, spongy, or wilted. Miss Coleman advises. office of tfie ; Cooding Captain, Charles Myres, ' Live stock. Reba McCann, Gardening and Canning, and Frankie Ware, Clothing Captain. Joyce Myres won first place and Earllne Carter second place on the cake demonstration which was given by Miss Cora Lee Coleman. Cranberries may be the traditional accompaniment of the holiday turkey, but they also are a gay and colorful attribute to practically every course, from appetizer to dessert. Miss Gertrude Conant, State Nutrition specialist of the Extension Service of University of Arkansas. In addition to adding a pleasing tartness that adds zest to other foods, cranberries serve to reinforce che menu with important vitamin C. [ A cocktail made from the sweet-1 ened. chilled juice from cooked cranberries is delicious and refreshing; its bright clear color and | tartness give just the riehi e'vyi. • of zest necessary to start off the I Giving Meat Good Color Cured meat will take a- brighter color if it is freshened in cold water before it is smoked. Hams and shoulders need about two to six hours soaking, depending on berry roll. They may be used in pies ty fair last fall. An exhibit showed Demonstration club which had a the cure, and bacon needs only with a meringue or lattice top, and two wardrobes, each bought for i .social meeting at the home of Mrs. | half an hour. However, ham and they make a pleasing whip or bav- $10. In the first, the whole S10 wan' Vance Dixon Wednesday afternoon. ' bacon, for summer use. probably aiian cream, and are excellent spent for yard goods, which were Eight members and one guest, keep better if they are not, soaked with tapioca. Cranberry Jelly, serv- m-ade up at home. This wardrobe Mrs- Clyde Lutes, were present, Mrs. before smoking. Boosts Buying Power With Food Stamp Plan The food stamp plan is becoming increasingly important both to fanners and consumers. The Surplus marketing administration in its monthly report says that nearly three-million Americans used the blue surplus food tamps during last December. The administration estimates that this. \dded more than 50,500.000 worth f food to American diets. The atuilius participating in the food- f-aiiip p'an in December increased their buying pawer by approximately 50 per n=m. And" the amount and value of .he ccinmodities they purchased ed with crackers and cheese, makes a different cream . contained two cotton afternoon j. T. Hipp was appointed better desserL. 'dre-sses, one cotton blouse, and three homts chairman and Mrs. Rogers. or a tasty snack for an afternoon pieces of cotton underwear. Con- : better babies chairman. Miss Cora Pi'k!ing- Corned Beef Corned beef is beef pickled with tea. ; ; trasied with this fairly complete : Lee Coleman, county home dem-jsalt. saltpeter .and sugar. The salt — ^— -- iset of garments was the other $10 , castration agent, discussed gardens : and saltpeter cure the meat, and The centrifugal force of an auto- : wardrobe, bought entirely ready- and told how to destroy insec-is the saltpeter adds the reddish or pink color. The sugar Is for flavor; mobile rounding a curve at 40 1 made. In it were just two dresses ! and pesU around the. house. miles an hour is four ti^es as I and three pieces of underwear. much as when rounding :ho same! ___________ curve at 20 miles an hour. KVac Cornier ,\» i ws want aa.-\ , A plate lunch was served by the | it cuts the harshness of the salt. 1 hostess assisted by her daughter, ; ---i Nancv Ann. Read Courier Nnws ;vant I BUY EVERYTHING FROM HOME FOLKS No Down Payment New Screens Re-roof Concrete Foundation Blocks Add A Room Paint Up Add Screen Porch Build Smoke House ast Arkansas Builders Supply Co. E. R. .Jones. Mgr. 204 No. Second John Been, Asst. Mgr. Phone 29 FARMERS WE HAVE SEVERAL Blue-Ribbon Rebuilt Tractors and Machines of All Sizes GUARANTEED LIKE NEW! "WARM WEATHER is an alarm clock to grain. Oats, wheat, rye and barley wake up hungry and rarin' to grow. They need plenty of Nitrogen. That's why I top-dress early — before growth starts —with Arcadian, The American Nitrate of Soda, applying up to 200 pounds per acre. 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