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April 18, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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NOKTHWEST ARKAMM TIMH, FoytfHvillt, ArkpniM, Friday, April 18, 1952 4-H Club Members Maintain Activity Throughout Year Boys, Girls Have Many Projects To Choose From · Organization Grows Steadily; Future Appears Bright By J. D. FORD and MARY JANE BAKER . There are 29 4-H school clubs and 11 community 4-H Clubs in Washington County. *These 40 clubs represent a total 4-H mem- .ber'ship of 1,240 boys and girls. These boys and girls take a great variety of projects for their 4-H Club work, having 27 different ' projects that they can choose from. The're is no limit set as to how many different projects the members may take, although it is -Stressed io all members that it is better to take a few projects and do a good job than to take more projects than they can do justice to. There is 1 a strong move toward more community 4-H Clubs. In this way all 4-II members, wheth- '' er they go to a rural or consolidated school, can be members in their own community club. Also, ' the clubs can cdntinue -to meet during the .summer months. Most of the community 4-H Clubs meet twice a month at night; one of.the business meeting is a -recreational Officers Of County's Newest 4-H Club The Black Jack 4-H Club, newest in "Wsahington County, has twins for president and vice president-.Lawrence .Puryear, president, and Lester Puryear, vice president. They are.shown standing, Lawrence on right, .with, other officers seated-, John Archer, reporter, Willie Ann Sutton, secretary, and James Archer, song leader. · meetings is and the other meeting. In the community clubs, the local leaders can do more with indi- | vidual members and give them | more guidance in their 4-H work. Each 4-H Club elects its local leaders, generally parent? of the 1 number, of county-wide .activities for the 4-H members. The most important'activities, held are Rally Day, University Experiment Station .Visiting Day, dairy judging school, tractor driving contest, county 4-H camp, and county achievement banquet. 4-H Rally Day The annual 4-H Bally Day is members. Thesn local leaders re- held in AprU and the 4-H mem- · ceive no- money for their work Community 4-H Clubs are located In the following communities: Salem, White Rock, Son's Chapel, Habberton-Mt. Home. Buckner, " Goshen, Baldwin, Bethel Grove, Walnut Grove, Black Jack, and Dutch Mills. Some of the projects taken by " the boys for their' 4-H work are: beef, dairying, swine, sheep, corn, vegetable crops, handicraft, forestry, soil conservation, better methods of electric, tractor care, poultry, rabbits, gardening, and eafety. · · · ·; .-/-··.: There are -numerous -projects that girls in 4-H Clubs can carry throughout the year. G i r l s ' m a y ·elect a project from the follow- bcrs from all over the county gather to have a full day of work and play. During the rally, new 4-H Club Council'officers are elected for the year, as are Leaders Council officers. The 4-H Council officers now serving are: president, Jack Washburn, Son's Chapd; vice · president, .Darryl Shipley, Farmington: secretary-treasurer, Charlene Brewer, Prairie Grove; reporter, Marjorie Samples, Son's Chapel; songjeader, Frances Gar- retl, Prairie Grove. The 4-H Leaders Council members are: president, F. S.vKandall,, Son's Cngpel; vicj^ptfisident, Norman. -Shipley, Farmington; and secretary-:treasurer, Mrs. S. E. Brewer, Prairie Grove. State 4-H camp in July. The boys give such demonstrations as testing seed, taking soil samples, test- | time fountain pen set. ing cows for mastitis, making rope i Oi halters, clipping calves tn show, 4-H ing: frozen foods, home manage- j It .is at the rally that -the 4-H merit, gardening, canning, cloth- members give method demonstra- Ing, and foods. The two most popular projects with the, girls are clothing and foods. There are two county-wide contests held each year in connection with these two - projects. The preliminary baking contests were held at the various club meetings during the month of _ March. The final contest will be held at a later date. Frances Garrett of the Prairie Grove Senior 4-H Club was county baking winner last year. The preliminary dross reviews ·re b,eing held at the club meetings this month. The final dress review will be held on Rally ftay. The winners in last year's review were: best dress, Charlene Brewer, Prairie Grove; p l a y · clothes, Deanne Mullinax, Lincoln; school d r e s s , Jeanne Wilson, Prairie Grove and Marjorie Samples, Son's Chapel. During the year, there are a sack races. · Another county-wide activity for the 4-H members is a tractor up in the fair catalogue for 4-H and FFA beef calf exhibits, dairy animal exhibits, swine exhibits, driving contest held each spring ' sh «P exhibits, fruit and vegeta- for the boys taking tractor main- | ble exhibits, and corn exhibits. tenance as their project. To win this contest, the 4-H member must know more about a tractor than just how to drive it because he is given, a written test on tractor care and maintenance. The winner of this contest will represent Washington County at the state 4-H Club camp where he will compete with 4-H tractor drivers from all over the state. Soil Conservation For the boys taking soil conservation, there will be A county soil judging contest. The boys must know how to identify the soil as to whether it is sandy, clay, clay loam, sandy loam, silt, or silt loam soil. This contest is held out in the.field and boys not'only must tell the kind of soil in the field, but what conservation practices are needed .and recomnienrV.a ro- .tation for the field in which the contest is held. The winner of the contest will also go to state 4-H camp to represent Washington County. Last year, the county winner, Dale Moore of Tlhea, was the Northwest District winner at camp and was awarded a life- hpp: _ and many others. The girls give demonstrations on room improvement, how to prepare food, needle work, and one highlight, for the day is the^girls' dress review. Girls make and model their own ! dresses and the winner is selected to represent Washington County at the dress review held at state 4-H Club camp. The winner of the dress review at state camp is awarded an expense paid trip to the National 4-H Club Congress, which, is held in Chicago. The afternoon session of the 4-H Rally is centered mostly around recreation. Some of -the recreational activities are baseball, softball, volley ball, horseshoes, shot put, foot races, and One of the activities enjoyed by H members .taking dairying is the dairy fitting and showing school held at the University Farm. At this members are school, the taught the 4-H best methods of fitting and showing their dairy animals. They also get a chance to test their skill at judging as a dairy judging contest is held and different classes of dairy animals are judged. The highlight for any 4-H member is a chance to show his project at the County Fair. All members are urged to bring something to the fair 'whether it be A special 4-H and FFA dairy contest held at the fair each fall is sponsored by the banks of Washington County. The county is divided up into four districts and the 4-H members in each district compete for the $150 prize offered in their district. The dairy animals in this contest do not have to be registered. - In placing the top animal, the judge gives a certain number of points for showmanship, completeness .of records, and dairy characteristics of the animal shown. The $150 given the winner in each district goes toward securing him or her a registered dairy heifer. The 4-H members are rewarded for their year of hard work by a banqi'pt sponsored by thp Fay- Gttevtlle Chamber of Commerce after all the 4-H members have completed" arid "turned in their record sheets. The 4-H Leaders Council selects the outstanding record for each project and the ownrr of this record is the county winner of that project. Through the generosity of the Fayetteville businessmen, each county winner is awarded a nice prize. The past year, four $50.00 awards were made along with many other nice prizes. The $50.00 awards were made to Jimmy E s t f. a' t boy achievement winner; D o r o t h a Lower, girl achievement winner; Doyle Baker, leadership winner for the boys and Charlene Brewer, leadership winner for the girls. More Pastures Established In Benton County Improvements In Conservation Are Cited By Cosand Bentonville -(Special)- M o r e than 18.0QO acres of permanent pasture.*; were rstnblishcd 'or improver! in Rcnton Cmmty last year, according tn Carl Cosand. counly Production a nd Marketing Administration director. "Farmers cooperating in the 1051 agricultural conservation program Hid the best jnh of soil conservation in the history of Ronton Coun- ly," Cosand said. "Wn had a brt- ter q u a l i t y of conservation, too," he declared, "due to the prior app-ova! system' which requires farmers, to t a l k - pvei' ; individual projects with PMA officials and jiave them approved u payment is sought." A total of 335,000 pounds of grass and legum* seed-^an increase of 50 per cent over 1950. --was used in the seeding. Many of the 18.000 acres were broom- sedge and blackberry infested and had been practically^ worthless heretofore. Phosphati* Applied As an aid in the establishment and maintainence of pastures, 3,000,000 pounds of 20 per cent superphosphate was applied to 12,000 acres, and 223,223 pounds of 50 per cent potash was applied to 2,300 acres.Since many farmers use a complete fertilizer, n large acreage also received an application of nitrogen. PMA records show a tremendous increase in the use of agricultural limeslonp. More t h a n 17,000 tons were applied to 11,000 acres of soil conserving crops-an increase of 300 per cent over 1950. All lime was applied on the basis of soil test 1 ; which determined the q u a n t i t y needed per acre. In order to be approved /or payment, lime had to meet I he specifications of the stale technical committee. It is sampled periodically In determine if it meets specifications. Ponds Constructed Through the combined efforts of the ACP and SCS programs, farmers have been encouraged lo construct 118 ponds so that they might better utilize more acres of permanent pasture. Farmers were required to show need of additional stock water on their farms before new ponds wcrr ap- proved. All ponds on v.-hlch payment was mnrte were planrird in conjunction with the Soil Cnn- lure. acreage. 3, 170.DC! pounds of f seeded to * winter cover crop of a n n u a l lespedezn was seeded on 0,300 arrr* to srrvn as Biipplp- vetch and crimson clover. provided additional falj and win- se-ration Service jr,or to being | r n r n i n i pn.sturp. Much r,f this arre- ] trr pasture as well as protection flus, and were checked cficr com- j r , R( . w , a!t t r f t j,t a n r]infi to hr turn- I for the soil during the winter p'.ctinn to make sure -he ;pcci(icn- j r r j unrlcr ,-i=: ;i summer legume or ' m o n t h s . " tions had been met. i to bo harvested for sccrl. . «.------ In addition to permanent pas-1 Snmn 2^00 acres .t.f land was ' Admtlse im the TIMES--It We Congratulate Our Many Farmer Friends For 40 years our Bank and the Farmers of this prosperous area have grown together Bank of Elkins, Elkins, Arkansas Since 1912 Capital and Surplus $65,000.00 · NO NEED FOR DELAY IN MAKING IMPROVEMENTS OR BUYING NEEDED SUPPLIES WHICH WILL SPEED YOUR 1952 PRODUCTION Officers J.E. BUNCH, President Cashier CLYDE WEST, Vice-President OSCAR WEST, A$st. Cashier JOHN A. BUNCH, Bookkeeper Directors CLYDE WEST EDYTH L. BUNCH ROE STOKENBURY J. C. REED J. E. BUNCH "We Appreciate Our Farm Customers" Although U.S. population grew 60 million between 1310 and t o day, the farm population dropped from 32 to 24 million. St. George, the patron saint of livestock, handicraft, c-a n n i n g)- England, is believed to have been forage crops, vegetables, fruits, or any other farm produce high in quality that they have taken as a project. A special division is set born and died in Lod {no\v Lydda) in Palestine which is also (he place where he is supposed to have killed a dragon. We Invite Our Many Farmer Friends of Northwest Arkansas to Visit Our Plant -- a ready Market for all Salvage Products, and a Large Stock of Various Machinery Parts. Onr immense SALVAGE business keeps an amazing amount of DOLLARS rolling i n t o Northwest Arkansas. Let us tell you how to get your share of these DOLLARS Buying Scrap Iron and Metals every day of every week (except Sundays and Holidays) since 1933 your scrap dealer OZARK SALVAGE CO. HIGHWAY 71 AT TRACKS PHONE 2106 We Are Continuing to Supply Our Farm Friends WITH THE FINEST AND MOST MODERN PLUMBING SUPPLIES AT THE LOWEST IN COST! Stop In Tomorrow! 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