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W Farm famiile* in Watauga county
who are uaing credit obtained
through tho Farmer* Home Ad
minbilratieu an> making efficient
um Of the fund* and arc maintainin*
• good repayment ivcord, according
to a report by the agency 'a
supervuor. Jenmngi B. Robinaon.
Many farnm are ualng the
loan fund* to obtain higher grade
Itveatotk including dairy animai*.
to improve their paaturea, to buy
proper type* and amount* of |ertiiiier
and purchase farm machinery.
CLIFFORD PARKER of Albemarle,
N. C., who spends (he urnmar*
at hi* home on Rocky Creak
to shown In the beard ha grew for
the 100th anniversary celebration
of tba founding of Stanley County.
A resident of Albemarle, Mr. Parker
and perhaps forty others went
to Morehead City Saturday aa a
publicity stunt designed to aid the
New Method Of
Making Fruit Jams
The V. S. Department of Agriculture
has recently approved a
new method of making fruit jams.
With the use of artificial pectin,
it is possible to make Jam without
cooking M first, and thia product
will have a fresher aroma, flavor
and color than cooked jam.
As thia is strawberry season,
now is a good time to try out this
new process. The uncooked jam*
do not keep without refrigeration
(or freezing), however, so they do
not replace the ■ old-fashioned
cooked Jams. Here Is the recipe
for uncooked strawberry Jam:
2 cups finely mashed or sived
4 cups sugar
1 package of powdered pectin
1 cup water.
Combine fruit and sugar. Let
stand about 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir the pectin into
the water, bring to boiling and
boil rapidly for 1 minute, stirring
constantly. Remove from atove.
Add the fruit and stir about 2
minutes. Pour into Jelly glasses.
Cover and let stand at room temperature
24 to 48 hours or until
jelled. Seal with paraffin and
store in a freexer. Thia jam will
alao keep several weeka In the refrigerator.
Thia recipe makes
about 8 glasses of jam.
So r*r OiU fiscal year, or «lnee
June M, IMS, linwra in Wata
Ufa count jr W- jrc^ti a total of
$40,0001M) on all l>i«« of loans. ,
The Kinom Home Admimstratioa
provide* kuM to term better,
bar or improve ftrmi. build or repair
tana btiUdinac, improve toil
and water conservation practice*,
meet emergency need*, or lake
care of curtain refinancing proMenu.
Mr Jtobinson sald.
f'urmeri Home AdalniMration
credit 1* supplied on life baaii of
supplementing credit from other
sources, he explained The loan*
are available only whea other
lender* are not la position to *upply
the credit the farmer* need to
let the greatest poasihl* returns
from their land and family labor
The average lime taken by
farmer* in the cownty to repay
their loans for farm operating
purposes, and to reach the paint
where they can obtain the credit
they need from conventional landera,
la approximately three years,
Mr. Robinson laid. ..A
Before a loen la cloaed, the agency
and the applicant plan ahead
to make sure that every loan will:
be repayable from planned Income.
In addition to credit, farmers
with Farmen Home Admlnlatratlon
loans receive necessary aid
with farm and home management
problem* and In keeping records
that help them to keep their term
buaineu on a sound financial bas