Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 27, 1952 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 27, 1952
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French Former Visits Area *T' ·*/ '"/acques Pochet, French agricultural rtudent In the United Slates under a Mutual Security Agency tiro- ·TsTram, inspects grape producti it Welch Grapejulce plant at Springdale while two Welch workers dem- · .ivnnrite the product. . , . /M,O«K»»I. D u^.. ; .mutrite the product. .Young French Farmer Studying American "Agricultural Methods Visits Tontitown; Admires Teamwork Of Agents, Growers WCAIOUNt CUfcK ; Helping to decorate the thron ior her majesty, Queen Concord . ;at Tontitown lut Friday, wai · 24 - year-old fanner named Jac i ques Itoehet, from the south o I irraneaj and If nieh i projec i should seem a bit 6H-Kh*dule foi ; one brought to tbli country by th t Mutual Security Agency with the : -further backing of the United { 'States -Department of Agrkultur j and ilx of our land-grant collects ; young Pochet eoujd light yoi Point Three under Objective! of Otudy In hli handbook: ; "Learn, through actual partlcl patlon, about rural community ac tlvltiea which contribute to the * . t-naisv* TTiiibfti w*illiisw* VI- MtW S welfare and contentment Of life on - American farmt." t ; The Grape festival at Tontl K.jtown, contended Pochet happily -.-fits exactly 100 per cent into this category. However, he relinquish ed his roll of purple crepe paper ,to Tontitown hands and settlet down over at the Richard Arda- inagnl home, where he is slaylnc to a serious an enthusiastic dU cusslon of the work Jkg-fc *·» I do. "saw *% ». ; Pochet -- who Is hailed by hi ; new American friends as "Jack and likes It. fine even though, he sayi, the American equivalent o his name is James--Is one of 14! youngs man and women selected for six months study of American farming methods and of how such organizations as Future Farmers of America function, with special attention focused upon the work of our extension services. Some are teachers in their home country. Others are county agents, Most of them are actively engaged in farming. The general term 'by which they are. designated is "Young Farm Leaden and Teeh- "nlclans." . . - ' . ' To qualify for this period ol work and study In the: United States (a program inaugurated in ;194«), they had first to compete with others from their own district in examinations covering genera! knowledge, ability to speak and understand English, and grasp of agricultural techniques. A physical examination was also required. These. district winners were then narrowed down by fur- ,ther examination (Jacques went to Paris for his) to the number of participants allowed from each country. France has the largest delegation, although 10 of her 50 come from French North Africa. Belgium's 27 constitutes the second largest, and The Nethelands comes next with 20. Other countries participating arc Austria, Denmark, Norway and Greece Visit Washington Upon their arrival in this country. May 22, these young people spent five days in Washington ,*here they were properly welcomed and given foundation traln- Ing In their lines of study. Thenj i each was sent to the cooperating land-grant college whose tarn program seemed especially suited to his Interests. Some went to Colorado, others to Maine and Minnesota, while Ohio and Vermont are acting as hosts to large groups Jacques came out to the University of Missouri, along with 12 of Ms own fellow-countrymen, and two young men from French North Africa. They stayed on the campus five days, learning about farm organisations and agencies In the state and the agriculture and customs of the region; and of course, everything possible was done to help them feel "at home 1 ? away out here in -the middle of a strange country. · ' The three months on-the-farm part of their schedule came next, Jacques being assigned to the O, N, Henhey family In Newton County, Mo. He will take home with him many pleasant memories of his Southwest Missouri [rlends as well as a knowledge of how the Farm Bureau and similar agencies operate In that section; ^M'JpiatjValuable first-hand in- forhiaUtfh' 'on how a' profitable middle-western fruit and dairy farm Is run, While these young people are here to study and observe, their irogrim goes much further than ust listening, and looking on. 'Learn by doing" is the bann under which they are living thes days. By actually being a work ag number'of an American farn amlly they get something of th feel" of our farm methods an hare in the satisfaction whlc omes from : accomplishment. 1 the same manner, by actuall making for themselves a temnor ry niche in the life of the famil nd community, they get th feel" of how grasi-roots Americ jinks and acts. They'll try to hel their fellow-countrymen feel i oo, when they go back home. Jacques smiles, now, at what h calls the "eccentric" picture o America he had gained from ou levies and some of our magazines lot all ot us, he has learned, ar ·unnlng around trying to out and each other. One could hard y be so rude as to ask this cul ured young man "Well, how ck ou like us?"| but his friendl mile and evident sincerity as h peaks with satisfaction of his ex erlences here leave no doubt tha ie answer would be on the pos ive side. Though Arkansas isn't one o he states taking part lit the pro ram, arrangements were made ·trough Washington C o u n t ) gent Carl Rose for Jacques t pcnd several weeks In Washing n County because of his specla terest In the grape industry, I at once apparent that earnest ess and steadfastness of purpose re two of his dominant charac- rlstlcs, but he Quickly cauch August Clearance Sale MEN'S SUCKS 25% off SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS Skip DM». ArVHrr, Pucktr SMrMsckw. PbMl off HAMPTON'S ARMY SURPLUS STORE III W. Dkfciam k. (McRoberts Photo) the swing of holiday spirit prevailing at Tontitown during festival time. Moreover, he has fit easily Into community life there because he can speak Italian fluently with the older generation; because he Is, like most Tontitown residents, a Catholic; and tocause many of hii neighbors back home in Southern France have roots in Italy, only a few miles away. Sees Strange MetbWs The Tontitown way of growing snd marketing grapes, however, Is very dlfereht from that on the 20-acre farm he and his father own. "We don't grow Concords except to sell to American tourists," says Jacques. "They don't suit our taste as much as other varieties, especially the white table grape called Verdal, or Servan Blanc." French people, he says, don't care much for jams and Jellies, either. They Insist upon fresh fruit, so here Is how the PochetSi prepare'a · large part 6 their grape crop for market: They put the bunches into four-pound glass jars,'fill the jars with water put in a stick of charcoal to purify it, them In a cool place. The grapes are just like fresh ones when they're taken out months later. Jacques' family home, Villa St. Jullen, is on the Riviera, near Nice, in the heart of one of the world's favorite resort areas. It Isn't surprising; that they find a ready market for their grapes and citrus fruit with the lg hotels and to wealthy .tourists. The farm tools and machinery hey use back home, says Jacques, are mostly. American made and porcured through the Marshall Plan. There arc few large farms in France, so you don't see many big tractors there. As for the farm agency set-up, 'Jacques deplores the ,1 apt. that relations · between ed to share in the searching processes for solutions to those problems." Back Te MtosMH Before Jacques goas back home, he will spend six weeks at the University of Missouri taking special courses. Then the entire group will meet again at Washington for a summary and evaluating conference, · during : which they will talk about- how to apply what they have learned. They will sail from New York on November "At home," says Jacques, "we will give reports at young farmers meetings and write pieces for the papers and do what we can to adapt our. new knowledge to home situations.''; Jacques graduated from Ecole d'Agriculture d'- Antibes and holds a master's degree in law from AI-en Provence University; and although he claims to be a farmer first and a lawyer second, he is probably especially well qualified to Jielp the farmer: in his country work together and with farm agencies on a cooperative basis:. ' Jacques helped his mother on the farm during the war years and occupation period, being too young to qualify for military training until later. Now he holds a reserve officer's commission in the French Army. One of 'his broken Is an electrical engineer in Madagascar. Another assistant county agent. What of the likelihood that World War III is imminent? "I think we're pushing the possibility of war farther away all he time," Jacques says, "through he Marshall Hah, the free countries of Europe are becoming; re- ubllltated. and strengthened. Without such help--who knows? We might have gone Communis- Ic." Wife And Mother Finds Little Time For Grief-She's Too Busy Miami. Fla. · (#) - Mn. John | three of us together. I don't know farmers and. extension services and the like are niuch less close In his homeland than they are here. "At'home' they .don't trust too much the professors," he says. For detailed information (because, he says, his English isn't co good), he refers to the following paragraphs in his handbook: "In matteri relative to adult and youth education there seems to be, -in rhost European countries, a lack of facilities for getting research results to the farmer, and Insufficient emphus'. on the practical types of education in agriculture and home economics. ''The farmers in many countries of Europe do not seein to have sufficient incentives for helping Ihomsolves and for helping others ;o help themselves. 'Many, of the problems cited abgv$'stem from traditional Ideas which have developed through the years. The possibilities of changing some of the more deep- rooted problems arc made more difficult In those countries where he youth of the land arc not ask- Springdale Mr. and Mn. Earl Jines and children returned over the weekend from a weeks vacation trip. They visited Pvt. Bob Taylor nephew of Mra. Jlnes, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and went from there to Imboden, Ark, where guests In the home of Mr. 'Joes' aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Smith and family. The Rev. Ray Hufford delivered his first sermon Sunday at 4 o'clock before the Labor Camp laptkt congregation. Next Sunday the service, will be held at the Caudle Avenue Baptist Church at the same time. Sunday School will be held at » o'clock. Mr, and Mn. Emery Harvey and ions. Chris and Kim, are guests in the' home of Mrs. Harvey's mother, Mn. Earl Heagler. Jim Barrack, who had been a patient in the County Hospital for treatment of pneumonia, wa« returned to hl» home Friday afternoon by a Calliion-Slico ambulance. Mrs. Fred Maddo* of Tontitown was taken to the County Hospital Sunday morning in a CaUlson- Slsco ambulance after breaking a leg In a fait. Lee Gate was returned to his home on Cleveland -Street from the City Hospital Sunday by C«l- lison-Slsco ambulance. Mn. A. L. Clem of Cleveland Street fell Sunday · morning at her home and broke her hip. She was taken to the County Hospital by a Calllson-Slsco ambulance. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sltco and and son, Jerry, went to Delmar Sunday, .where they spent the day with.Mr. Sltco's.parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Slsco. Mr. and'Mrs. W.' T. Pitts, Jr., and sons, Terry Gene and Larry, -..%« ·vtti., *cny vrnic «iiu Limrry, of Maple Drive, and Mrs. W. T. Pitts, Sr., of Rogers, spent the Weekend' at AtokaV .Qkla., with Mr. and Mrs. J..L, Jones. Apprentice; Seaman Kenneth Letsch is visiting-his parents, Mr and Mrs. D. -O. LetKh, of West Emma Avenue. He recently finished storekeepers school at the United States Naval base in San Diego, Calif. When his leave Is over he will be stationed on Guam. The Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Lewis and son are vacationing this week in .Little Rock. The Rev. James Workman, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church, delivered the Sunday sermon to both congrega- Uons at the First Methodist Church. Mr. Lewis will be back Sunday to take charge of the services. Word has been received that Marvin Dean, Joe Bailey and Loyd Gregg have arrived at Nectar Falls, Ontario, to spend this week on the Canadain lakes fish ing. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Smith of Grove Street celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday al :helr home. The evenmg was spenl Weary of Waxing? by Stack If you want lo rent anything from t floor w*Mr to · form, you'll likelv find Just the firm you want in One Yellow Paces of your telephone dinctory. They're packed with information about who buyi, Mill, rents, repair*. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mofkal had little time for grief First, she had to find .a lawyer to defend her 57-year-old husband with whom she had lived happily for 33 years, against a .murder charge. Then there were funeral arrangements to be made for their invalid daughter, Adele, whose 17 years of suffering came to an end Monday when her father plunged a butcher knife into her heart. The attorney, Mark O'Quin, got Moskal released; from jail yesterday on $5,000 bond, and then Mrs. Moskal had to bury home to their deserted apartment, so she would be there to comfort her husband when he returned. "In three seconds, my whole life was ruined," she asserted. "We have always been happy -- all Informally and guests were shown the pictures taken when the couple observed their 50th wedding anniversary.- Every one present signed the guest book that was used at the couples wedding years ago. Most of the people present attended their 50th anniversary. Refreshments were served to the guests present. MIXED ARKANSAS IroiUr Hotehtry P. ax Stan US or how he could have done it. He's a good man, and when he came home, be cried. He was devoted to Adela." . ' Moskal, who brought his family to Miami five months ago after retiring from the grocery business in Newark, N. J., sent his wife.out on a shopping errand Monday. Then, he told police, he led his daughter, an invalid, into the bathroom of their apartment and killed her "because I couldn't stand to see her suffer any more." The girl had been helpless since birth. FWflMIRE THE SIGN OF SERVICE Priced from $199.75 Up. 7.6 Cubic PHONE 35 19 NORTH BLOCK ST. Good for ajj cart, bit^ Best for 9 out of 10 all ysar'round Esso Extra Gasoline Many motorists believe that all good gasoline* are generally pretty much alike. But here are the facts as proved by industry-accepted rood and laboratory teatst Eaeo Eitra glvea you · remarkabit combination of qualities that will improve the all-year, all-around performance of 9 out of 1* can on the road. We believe a trial will prove to yo-j Eaw Eitra delivers results no other gasoline can. It give* you fut« nc*«. long mileage, high antiknock, quick starting, fast engine waim-up, and protection against vapor-lock stalling. And while you're at your Esso Dealer's, there's certainly no better time to let him give your car » complete lubrication and careful check-up for the hot weather driving you'll be doing. · * EIKJ Extra Giioline it (end for ALL nri. hut in 9 out of 10 it will give better all-iround performance all yeir 'round thin any othtr fiioline. Only a cir with in mfiiu thit'i poorly ·ljuitel, bidly worn, or on with unuiuil competition characteristics miy b« nnibl* to use fully the many extra quilitici of thii |mt fiioline. See your nearby EIIO Dealer today! £sso ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY ·OF*. MUL MM mm «. MM. MM I P II A S I »· I V I C A R I F U L L T . . . T H I L I F I Y O U S A V I M A t · · Y O U O W N HATFiaD'S ESSO SERVICE CENTER Cormr CoU*g« ond Moadow PhoiwlOM ·"·^eaaaaasaasaaas 71 ^Sffss^^psa^ SUTTLE ESSO STATION _Comor School and Mountain Phono 12 WALL STREET ESSO STATION Cener Gowmmtal and Wall ' UT US POUSN AND WAX TOUR CAR AT 313 WEST DICKSON VYRES ESSO SERVKE 701

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