The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 25, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTEEVILLE, (ARK) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 1941 Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS - FEATURES Suggestions For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Progressive Farmers. Plant To Prosper County Enrolment Boosted To 3519 Entry In Wilson Fat Calf Show per With only a few days left to enrol in the Plant. To Pros- Competition for 1941, agricultural leaders of Mississippi County have already bettered last year's record of 2070 county entries. Co-operating with the Memphis Commercial Appeal are the Blytheville Courier News, co-sponsor of the contest in this county, agricultural extension agents and officials of the Farm Security Administration and Dyess Colony. A total of 3519 families have already entered, while last year's 2679 families was the largest county enrollment in the entire contest, although this county did not win the Enrollment Trophy because the percentage of contestants was not as great as a Tennessee county. Mississippi county, with approximately 10,000 farm families, hope, to have more than 4000 families entered by the final date. Leading in the project are the negroes who, through their agents William Barabin and Mary M. Banks, have enrolled 1718 families, 4UO more than were enrolled last year in the Live-at-Home Division for negroes, but which is. included in the general enrollmen, count. To date, 1198 farm families have bt£u enrolled in North Mississippi county's white division through the agricultural agent here; 303 in South Mississippi county; 200 through the Farm Security Association office here and the Missco project and 100 at Dyess. Large land owiw= aro cooperating in the movement by encouraging- their tenant farmers to enter the competition, which ,along with cash awards offered by the Courier News to winners in both the con- Charles Rose, Director Of County Grouo, Pom Is To Accomplishments Rural people who do not belong to the Farm Bureau are not, conscious of the effective work thai it i.s doing every day and they are not acquainted with the activities of their organi/ed neighbors cannot appreciate tthe impressive record of service the Farm Bureau lias compiled over a period of years. "Yet. even in view of its long list of accomplishments, the most attractive feature of the Farm Bureau is its ability to serve farm . , people now and in the future," a Provisions of the 1941 Agricul- member Ol - Lhc board of directoi . s Uiral Conservation Program will Peanut Crop is Included In Program, , lhe Misslsslppi Counlv amended so as to permit the Bllreau _ cha rles Ros<1 oi Pann said this week. "The Farm Bureau is simply a mechanism by which rural people of Mississippi county can project tests for whites and negroes, caused wide interest. has Crowing of peanuts for oil on any jart of the cotton acreage allot- .ent which is not used for cotton reduction without incurring deductions from agricultural conser- iidon and parity payments, J. J. 3 ickren. county agent was informed ,-,,., , . ,. oy Kit Phillips of Gravette. mem- strumcntality placed m their hands 1C okin ":r of the State AAA committee. w« lch can l was pointed out that this pro- thc Presentation of a united front, ision would not affect the opera- ion of peanut marketing quotas If they are approved by growers in the referendum which is expected to be held under the lagis- .ation providing for peanut quotas. CMcial Says American Horn* Anchors Democracy's Future With ),h<- n:-obk-m of national de- OII.SP unp.'M-most in the public mind, •hp imonrt-'ne-o of better homes for 'he production of inorp lm-a! citi- - r -ns and for 5.he insMll-uicn of *o nerpetuate the American of living Is being realized clepvly every day, H. E. rhnmoson. assistant extension di- •"otor. 'University of Arkansas Colff of Agriculture, said recently in isr-n.^.siny. sif'nificance of the "Naon?»l Better Homes movement. "With th.e world beyond our mr-mbor of the family can be proud 'to bring his associates. "Unfortunately many homes in the South are too poorly constructed to maintain health, and surveys reveal Uiat approximately one- third of our Southern farm popu- i lation has improper diei:j. Principal . objective; 1 of such movements' as Better Homes and the Extension Service's homemade homes and iivfc-nt-home programs are the eradication of such conditions. Public recognition of the danger 1 .o national unity and morale presented by such condition;:. Public m-ogniiion of the danger 10 national imiiy and morale presented 'oy .sur;!i conditions will no doubt lend impetus to movements. As a result. 1941 .should b* a banner year in Better Homes achievement in Arkansas and the rest of the nation," Mr. Thompson condir.le.s. Rweot peas for bloom and >:eas for the dinner table are some <":f t.lie first seeds that can go into 'he ground outdoors in the spring-. ••IK! now i.s the time to plant them. Success with either .sweet ppas or vegetable pe;is depends a sr/eai deal on ilu;ir grating an early enough "bores progressively going up in 1 s( - :ari £O they can grow lar°e. deep F lames. every American has cause 1 -°M* while the weather is : sail war's nmhnble effect a program for agriculture and at- 1 Scm(< of the fincsl heel animals in this .section wi j | je shewn at the first annual Mississippi County Fat tack their problems. It is an in-'Calf Show and Sale to be held at Wilson next week. Friday and Saturday. May 2-3. One of the best Hercfords among the 150 animals to be eiucv d in the show is that shown in the above nicture. . , ,. . _ * * This legislation provides that a .'armer can market excess peanuts Ither by payment of the penalty jf three cents a pound or by delivery of such peanuts to an agency .iesignated by the Secretary of Agriculture for marketing at the . County winners are also given current value of peanuts for crush- Certificates of Awards by the I ing for oil. The amendment to the 1941 Ag- icultural Conservation Program tiers farmers an opportunity to urther reduce the acreage-planted :o cotton by making it possible for .hem to grow peanuts for oil in lieu .f cotton on any part of their cot- on acreage allotment. Any addi- mmw - J ' R ' Scri ™-- Stillm .n 4-H Club boy, is shov.'n holding his entry. L1HJ JJl ^O^-ii 1/ClblWi lUJlli.UlltLl.Uill/ilk/. T.i^J^I/vll J l • • A - » The same is true of the state and! I»"clenlally, this is not a registered animal, but a 15-months-okl grade steer. Young Scrivner bought national organizations." ! lhe calr last Summer and by dry lot feeding of corn, alfalfa hay and cottonseed meal lias put the animal Activities of Community and! in P rime condition for marketing at approximately nou pounds. This i.s the third consecutive year County Farm Bureaus in Arkansas | young Scrivner has fed a beef yearling, according to E. H. Burns, Osceola county agent. He is the son are varied and too numerous to' of Henry Scrivner. well known Stillman Community- farmer. Premiums totaling $500 are offered in the show which is sponsored by the Mississippi County Farm _^ —Courier News photo Memphis newspaper and are eligible for cosh awards in the state s.nd Midsoufch contests, in addition to being guests at a banquet in Memphis next December when trophies are given for enrollmeivtr honors, for newspapers best cooperating, for the farm family making the best job of living at home and conserving soil among fanners of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, and. for the agricultural agents in the' county where the sweepstakes winner lives. Farm Woman's News Corner mention, Mr. Rose said. "Their ac- j compUshments of worth while projects during the brief span of existence cf the Farm Bureau in Arkansas would will a good sized! volume." Some of the more outstanding! achievements of the organization, state and nationally, during the past few years, according to Mr. Rose, include: Federal Farm Program l o cn^-icier ^n our American institutions and • >r av of liie .should the United States become directly involved." Mr. Thompson declared. ."Justice freedom and democracy Peas nerr ^ ' c " P»"iuin;-; so they should be planted in loa: v \v confining plenty of well-rotted manure. Cotton is one of the best mater- must be more than abstract ideas i ials fo1 ' making a slip cover. Cot- if they are to be successfully uF- i tons come in * attractive de- Oats As Cheap Feed Crop Proves Success For Planter That oats can successfully sup- Fall oats have the added ad- The present federal farm pro-[plant corn as a feed crop in Mis- vantage of not being subject to rust gram is a result of the efforts of j sissippi county i.s shown by the as Spring oats. But many fields the American Farm Bureau Fed-j operations of Hiram Wylie. plan- j on the Wylie plantation that are eration over a period of approxi- j ration operator of the Promised not ready to be planted in the mately 20 years. It just didn't imp-i Land and Calumet communities.' Fall are sown to Spring oats about pen all at once, but was the cul- For the past few years. Mr. "Wylie March 1. These Spring oats are r.o oat growing in cotton country is that it is harvested at a time when work is not so heavy, it was pointed out. It comes in the fended ." Mr. Thompson says.' r>l ^ ns and colors, with a wide range "These are theories that must "be • ° r prices. They are durable and practiced before they have mean-' can bc laundered easily. Also, rein? to anyone. As "the future of cent developments such as shrink- American institutions depends upon ^ a S e control. colorfastness. raid today's children, tomorrow's course ! cr ? ase resistance make cottons taken by those children depends: 11101 " 2 suitable than ever for slip upon today's homes and parents, i covers. If justice, democracy and consid-' eration for the rights of others are practiced in the home, thev Much of Uic vitamin C lost during cooking dissolves in the cook- will later be translated into pub-! in p water. Thus is the reason nu- lic life. "America's security and the future of democracy depend upon the American home, and that, is why Sunn* rather than in Fall when . it is of vital importance that every "hands" are busy in the cotton i American home be a Better Home." I triticn workers advise cooking vegetables in a very little water and then using that coking water instead of throwing it out. field mono Vegetables donal reduction in cotton pro- j mination of a long fight by organ- j has depended largely on oats and harvested about a week •Auction under this amendment izccl farmers. Year in and year; hay for feed for his stock, and at days later than the Fall : or ten Gardeners who want a good i"'dy stand of young vegetables & With Better Homes Week only a few days off, our county homemakers are giving last minute touches to their homes so they •will be ready for the Better Homes parade, says^ Miss Cora Lee Coleman county home demonstration agent. Among the household accessories , that are being given last-minute i attention, Miss Coleman says, axe window shades. For the benefit, hodever, ol home makers still lookig for information on adjusting, rennovating or making window shades, Miss Coleman offers the following suggestions prepar- would be in line with the purposes of the 1941 supplementary cotton program. In effect this means that for every acre by which a fanner un- derplants his 1941 cotton acreage allotment, he may overplant his 1941 peanut acreage allotment lor the purpose of selling such peanuts at their market value for crushing for oil. and still qualify for lull . . u TT. « • n i i • - - - . sown oats will set rid of weeds before the out, the Farm Bureau is the leader | the present time is averaging 150 ; which are usually ready to be' weeds geh thPir vegetables i« the in the fight for adequate appro- j acres of oats planted each year., threshed in June. The "grain-is) ndvice of Miss Cora Lee "cole- priations to finance the .work of He has at times planted as much (.sacked at the thresher and carried'I man. and J.' J Pickren county f 1^ f\ AAA O f* O T2> 17* A To^O A r» *i rl ^ _ onA ««... ^.^^r^.— *-^. .j._it_» . •.. . E " • L* jt the extension official says. Mr. Thompson then listed as prerequisites to a Better Home, comfortable and attractive housing, adequate diets, and sufficient, clothing. "We all recognize that the unit American life is the home. If ihe home is to mean what it should mean to the family that lives in it. it should be a place to which each K E Y S T 0 N E Field & Bu'k GARDEN SE PURINA FEEDS POULTRY 112 E. Main PViom- Ifi payments program. under the AAA farm hogany color. To give the shade a new color, use flat wall paint that has been well thinned with turpen- •tie, or mineral spirit. Light colors are always preferable. Both sides of the shade may be painted. Waterproof shades for the bathroom and kitchen can be made from oilcloth or waterproof chintz. Special designs for every type of bedroom are offered in riecal- comaniaa, transfers and stencils. Nursery scenes may be chosen for a child's room. Large romantic silhouettes pasted on the shades in the young girl's room find great AAA, SCS, REA. FSA and as 200 acres of oats, other farm service agencies. It. isj Mr- Wylie prefers Fal} to Spring the only large, general farm or- j oat ^ s as in n =,. experience they ganization to back the AAA in | averagc from 50 to I0 g pe ;. cent) its entirety since its creation in j Iargei . yielcl Lhan fche s pring sown 1933. Officials of the Department oats He has mtlc fear of winter _ of Agriculture have publicly stated • killing and bclieves ^ Ri ir oats are | to the barns where it is poured ertension agents. time and again that it is quite | sown early enougn they will not likely that the federal funn program would not have appeared in the first place, and would have ' He believes that he can always be sure of a crop no matter how into large rat-proof bins. Since most common weeds in Mr. Wylie has worked out an I the earden. have survived years of excellent land-use plan for his oats. Some of the fields of oats harvested in June are sown to soybeans. Others have had lespedeza sown 'in them and by the time the oats are uct. the lespedeza is well on its way and can be cut for hay in the fall. Oftentimes Mr. Wylie every farmers of th countv bv the • r <*cntly. but Mr. Wylle's Fall oats; summer -Mr. Wylie cut two ™ Z S JJ ««„"TL L S! ^athered the season successfully I ci lespedeza hay to the, acr. acre m rect result Farm Bureau's . and y ie ,decl 58 ,n,shes to the ac.e« ^Icis where oat. had been cut when harvested. efforts. Currently the Farm Bureau is sponsoring a program in J " the Congress that calls for 100 gency. Thc Farm Bureau, at vari- per cent parity for all farmers. Low Mortgage Interest Kates Otis times in the past, has made ' possible immediate relief for drouth. ed .by Mrs. Ina A. Penton, of the i favor. Boys enjoy the selection of University of Arkansas College of I a ship's model to sail across the Agriculture. j window. The annoying shade which will. How to Make Shades not roll properly simply needs re- i In making shades buy the best •winding, says the Extension econ- quality rollers costing "25 to 35 omist in home management. From cents. Shorten these at one end the^ permanent end of all rollers to fit the window. In cutting roll- protrudes a dull metal point which ers and mounting shades. first fits into the socket and holds the mark the roller all around at the roller dn place. This serves to place where it needs to be short- make the shade wind and unwind, ened. Saw off the unwanted end. When a new roller needs adjust- This is the end opposite the spring ing, fasten up the brackets with end. Remove the cap having the the round hole bracket to the round peg on it and refaslen it right of the window, place the to the roller which has been shor- roller in the "brackets with the tened too fit the window. Cut the shade roued up, for the roller must material to fit thc roller and as have play between the brackets, long aas desired. It is safe to al- II it is necessary to strengthen low a quarter cf a yard more ma- tne spring, draw the shade down terial thaan the length of the ,win- a few revolutions, remove the roll- clow frame. Gently tack the roller er from Oie brackets, roll up the with 2-ounce tacks. Tack along shade and then replace. the mark on the rollert so that Fanners in Mississippi County flocci, and storm-stricken areas; are the recipients of reduced in- • persuaded the Federal Surplus cultivation planned for their eradication, the less hardy vegetable c.'-oo cannot be expected to survive if forced to compete with thpm. the asrents say. The careful gardener, the agents ^ny. will see that weeds have no r-hpnce to crowd out or rob the youna: vegetable plants of nutrition and moisture. A careful hoeing nr even a hand weeding may be • necessary to clean out weeds as <=o<^-> as thp vegetable row is well At Stud RSD MCDONALD DARE RCK. NO. 1350.1 This Registered 5-gaitcd Combination Harness Stallion u-JJl mal,-c 1941 season at Blytheville Fairgrounds. For fees, bookings. or information write * W. L. TATE, Blylheville, Ark. on federal farm mort-: Commodities Corporation to .step gage loans. The rate is 3'i; per- in and purchase huge quantities of! cent, yet legislation to make this peaches, apples, tomatoes, beans.) possible, sponsored by the Farm and other farm commodities and j Bureau, had to be enacted over thereby put a floor under prices] presidential veto and once this low when they were on the verge of i He fmds { ' liat ' oats are cheaper to rate was effected a hard fight] iota! demoralization; influenced Produce than corn because no has taken place every two years federal public works agencies ro cultivation is needed, while he has to have the time extended. This inaugurate projects in rural clis- 1 usc ^ almost as much labor on a one service alone has saved Mis- aster areas to afford employm:vi. | corn cr °P as cm * cotton crop, sissippi county farmers thousands for fanners whose crops had been j A! - so ot tlie opinion that oats do of dollars. \ ruined by some disaster: and in-I not fai ' as often as corn, his experi- Rural electrification In Arkansas' financed emergency feed and seed j ence nas shown that oats will make was sponsored from the outset by loan programs in stricken areas.! a 8° ocl > r ' elcl f °u r out of five years, the Farm Bureau and today there i A strong Farm Bureau in this! anc5 ne nas not °een as successful Plants, according to E.°.rl J. Allen a short Lime before. of the University of Arkansas Col- This planter believes that many i ! ecre of Agriculture, are like animals people make the mistake of not m thafc they need ox ygen to sur- plaiHing oats thick enough. Exper- vive - During the wet periods of ience has taught him that they! Snrin P- the extension horticulturist should be planted thick to get good I " ays - il is "ecessaiy to cultivate in j results. He advises three bushels to orcler to aerat e the soil. The early ' the acre of Fall oats, and even four ! r "lt«vations may be fairly deep. the acre for Spring oats. Mr. Wylie is sold on the advan- of oats over corn for feed. An Ail-Around Mower—the No. 25 • Fits practically any farm tractor • Easy to attach and detach • Sturdy construction • Safety break-away will fill more and more of the soil p.rea. and deep cultivation will destroy roots and check growth. Since most vegetabe crops are shallow-rooted. lale cultivation should be just deep enough to control weeds and keep a loose soil mulch on the surface of the ground. 1 See this New McCormick-Deering MOWER at our store DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. Second Phone 802 are 13 farmer-owned and con- county will be good insurance for corn. Corn is subject, to Sum- trolled rural power cooperatives.! disaster and will guarantee to' mer burning and drouth. with nearly 10.000 miles of lines.! farmers that they will have an' rpne cnicf advantage, however. which are serving almost 25,000 influential organization through An old shade should be roiled up by hand. Remove it from the sockets and place the eap end on the floor. With fingers 'or pliers slowly wind the protruding bit _f __..(._ \ -,t ->.«."* ^v«il {iHV» Ot>> 11 VI 1-11U1UI of metaal. If you get tired before 1 it into the exact middle of it becomes tight, the two small metal safety caatches will click into it \vill be straight. Make a hem in the bottom of the .shade which will accommodate a smooth lath. Make a curtain pull and sew it or thumb tack the lath. The use of this will insure v, i^ , tne even ^dusting of the shade. T? l ' SP " ng I PIain color seer-sucker and duck, ,. Be cautious a-bout glazed chintz print, check gingham •too tight winding which will break aarc all attractive if used in the SSnfSS Sr^nT^ Wlnd - a ^ Un P0rch ' Mtehcn - brcakflst room spring too tightly and the curtain i or bathroom runs up with a flap. When the- - ___ _ Uie .. Snirt tails often Provide the clue • soellmes re ^ uire as to whether or not the shirt will customers. Officias of the Rural ] which they can act without delay Electrification Administration have! in the event of any misfortune, stated that had it not been for | "The Farm Bureau is nt work the Farm Bureau in Arkansas it i all of the time." Mr. Roso said, is likely that the REA's appear- j 'The benefits it can bring to farm ance in this state would have been people depends entirely upon it,s delayed indefinitely. It i.s safe to numerical strength. There ;m> as say that every farm family in j many reasons for a .strong Farm K-"f •.' v > ; ^;&•%£»}.•» the stnte now enjoying the benefits cf electrical energy is directly in- Bureau in this county as there are problems confronting rural prople debteri to the Farm Bureau for in each community. Everv person this service. j who joins the Farm Bureau adds Mississippi and other Arkansas! to its strength and ability to serve counties cannot anticipate an emer-' farmers." 1r vf e Sl ^P^ their task of holding. A nail j the whole shirt probably is cut ° bjeCt ^ Urge them in - small. The tails Should be well- rounded with back and front the to place. . Brackets are sometimes put up wrong and should be aimed or festened more securely. When a shade has ripped off from the roller it may be tacked back. Paint for Faded Shades Faded shades need a coat of white shellaac applied to both sides. It will give them a new mellow color, soft to the eyes and entirely suitable. To darken the color of an old shade, use orange shelaac. The result is a light ma- same length. NEED GREATER—36—FARM HAY PRESS BLOCKS 85c each Bale Ties DELTA IMP., NEW AUCTION BARN BLYTHEVILLE AUCTION CO. 70 head irood while faced cows, calves, and steers. Located |/ 2 Mile East of Blytheville On Armorcl Road BRING US YOUR CATTLE AND HOGS! Also . . . bring your feeders and fat stock to our sale. We will have buyers from several different states. Sales Every Wednesday Starting at 10 A. M. LUCIAN GAINES Price Our Seed Beans at Wilson, Ark. Osceola Implement Co. Osceola. Ark. Keiser Supply Co. Reiser, Ark. Idaho Grocery Co. Basselt, Ark. Courier News want ads.!

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