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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1955 REVIEW •"•» FORECAST Contractor May Be Handy Man. to Have About on Farm. Now COLUMBIA, Mo. — "Idle farm land can be reclaimed and put into profitable use when trie nation's CORN KING—Douglas Weekley, 12, holds some of the prize corn which won him the junior corn-growing championship in Missouri for the second straight year. H« averaged 132.37 bushel! per acr« on a 10-acre field near Lamine. economy will justify the expenditure," George B, Nutt said here yesterday. Null, chairman of the department of agricultural engineering at Clemson Agricultural College, Clemson, S.C., was addressing the joint meeting of the Land Improvement Contractors of America and the Missouri Terracing Conservation Contractors in an annual short course currently being held on the University of Missouri campus. '•Even though most sections 01 the country have gone through severe dry periods and farm prices have declined, many farmers, are continuing to reclaim land through clearing, drainage, tillage, fertilization, reseeding, and irrigation," Nutt continued. Since only a few farmers can do a complete job of land improvement, contractors in-this field can offer farmers valuable service he stud. Among these are clearing land, dam construction, digging storage reservoirs, developing drainage projects, terracing land, applying lime and fertilizer, and miscellaneous jobs. Selective Clearing "There is much good land which can be cleared, drained, and put into cultivation and this is particularly true in the southeastern section of the United States," Nutt said. However, clearing must be on a highly selective basis as there is a lot of good land that should never be reclaimed but should be managed for timber production." Of particular interest to farmers at the present time, Nutt told the contractors, is the building of storage reservious dug ponds and wells for irrigation brought about by the FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN! 1-j. I. CASE TRACTOR Model DC-3 equipped • with starter and lights. USED ONLY ONE YEAR! — Reasonable Terms — THE FARMERS BANK and TRUST CO. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS Cattlemen to Meet at University PAYETTEVILLE — Cattlemen- throughout the state and in adjacent areas are making plans to participate in the Fourth annual Beef Cuttle Breeders Study Day and Bull Sale to be held Wednesday, February 9, at the University's Agricultural Experiment Station. C. H. Codding, Jr., of Foraker, Okla., who applies the scientific approach to successful practical ranching, will deliver the highlight address of the program. The morning session, scheduled to start at 10 o'clock, will also feature research reports to be given by members of the Experiment Station staff. Both the morning program and the sale starting at 1:15 in the afternoon will take place in the Livestock Pavilion at the Experiment Station, located two miles north of the campus on State Highway 112. In his morning address, Rancher Codding will tell how testing his commercial Hereford herd has jumped profits $4^000 a year. He will explain how he operates his record card system, and of what great value the weight-for-age performance testing program is. And how important are such records? Codding says a careful check of the file card has proved that the top third of the. cow herd, those weaning the heaviest calves, net three times as much as the third of the herd that weans the lightest calves. The theme of Codding's talk will be "Growing Steaks the Wine Glass Way". "Wine Glass" is the cattle brand of his ranch. It is Codding's hope that others can gain from sharing his methods and learning his trade secrets. Twenty - one performance - test ed bulls from the Experiment Station herd will be sold during the auction sale, including 12 Aberdeen-Angus and nine Herefords. Attendance at the program and participation in the sale is open to everyone. past three dry years. On the other side, he pointed out that fanners are not nearly so dependent upon contractors in terrace construction and maintenance as they were a few years ago as farm tractors are being used more and more to build terraces. Nutt noted that contractors are rapidly taking over the job of applying fertilizer materials to pastures and areas that are being brought back into production. The saving in sacks and labor plus the convenience of the service j has helped put lost of contractors into this business. Help on Leveling: Under miscellaneous jobs. Nutt BUTANE FOR Better More Power, No carbon or crankcasc oil dilution, Reduces Repairs, Longer Life and still more economical than any fuel on the market. Too it is ii hetter fuel— "No Tax Problem." Buy A new LP Gas Traclor. Have your present Tractor, Cotton Picker and Combines Converted to burn Butane Gas. Century Gas Carburet ion has proven better .and cheaper in operation. It makes a neat installation. Ask your implement Dealer about Hiilani" or contact us for Detailed Information. Weis Butane Gas Co. ENTURY DISTRIBUTORS Hlway 61 South —Blylhevillc, Ark— Phone 3-3 said that contractors could give farmers additional help in the problem of getting rid of rocks on farm land and on the problem of land .leveling. Another speaker on the program, Gordon Nance, extension economist at the University of Missouri, gave the two groups the business outlook for li>55. "Although, I've never given a contractors meeting an outlook at any previous time," Nance said, "it is my opinion that land contractors will have less business this year because farm income is declining." "However, increased recognition of the value of such land improvements and the shortage of water j the past three years will tend to les- [ sen the decline," he said. "And, I j predict that you folks will have the j best pond digging year in history' [luring 1955," Nance concluded. | The three-day short course, being sponsored by the University of ! Missouri College of Agriculture and I the Misouri Terracing and Conser- j vation Contractors, will continue i with a full day's program tomorrow. A barbecued chicken dinner will be held in the evening and.Rod Turnbull, editor of the Weekly Star Farmer. Kansas City, will be the evening's shiest speaker. ' IT'LL NEED PLENTY OF CORNED BEEF-Gardening isn't his line, but blacksmith Henri Laurent, of Hommaize, France, produced a prize cabbage that would make an expert sit up and lake notice. He proudly measures the vegetable for a friend. It grew four feet across and measured 13 feet around. Caruthersville News Caruthersville will be saluted on a Memphis television program Saturday morning when the program will feature local talent, according to Mrs. Edward J. Shelton, musical instructor at the high school. The program, "Pride of the Southland," will be presented on WMCT at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. To be leatured on the program are a musical group from the high school, the high school's Spanish class, a fifth grade vocalist, a fifth grade dancing group and the pupils of two local dancing teachers. A double octet from the mixed chorus, which is directed by Mrs. Sjieiton, will include these members: Sandra Zaetsch, Nancy Roebuck, Peggy Rushing, Cleo Lane, Charline King, Jane Markey, Linda Hopke, Carolyn Davis, Lee Bennett Jones, Don Lay, Jerry Piggins, Charles Roome, Dale Abernathy, Jerry Butler, Charles Dowel!, Qene Joslln. They will sing, "No Man Is an Island," with piano accompaniment by Julie Hawkins. The Spanish class, Instructed by Mrs. Dwight Moodie, will present a portion of an assembly program they presented in November. It will include two Spanish songs and a Mexican hat dance. Songs to be sung are "La Cucaracha" and "El Quelite." Members of the class are Jane Aquino, Jerry Butler, Elizabeth Christian. Carole Hill, Lee Bennett Jones, Charline King, Jim Leslie, Jerry LyeJl, Mary Parkinson, Ray Teroy, Bunnie VanAusdall, Sandra Zaetsch, Jackie French, Marjorle Baker, Julie Hawkins and Jack Streete. Jeretta Seabaugh, fifth .grade vocal soloist, will sing "Mr. Sandman." Eight fifth graders will comprise an Alpine folk dance group. They are Don Snow, Sally Zaetsch, Donald Webber, Vickl Cravens, Vernon Hill, Latricla Allen, Robert Green and Beverly Tedder. Two of Mrs. Stanley Bush's dancing students, Patricia Grogan and Judy Dowd, will do a tap-routine to the tune of "Chicken Reel," which will be played on the piano by Byron Ray Tlnsley of Hayti. Pour dancers, instructed by Mrs. John Bay, Jr., will tap dance to the music of "Mr. Sandman." They are Jane Neeley, Paula Young, Cathy Taylor and Suzanne Chilton. Al Lawrence, new president of the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce, has announced tne Jaycees' plans for the year. He said that among the plans are a spring minstrel show to help finance a pony league baseball team for the first time this summer and more Golden Gloves activities ns well as other projects. The occasion was a meeting of the organization Tuesday night at which four new members were admitted to the club. They are A. E. Parkinson, H. E. Hooper, Johnny Underwood and Paul Jansen. He said it is hoped the club can "triple the membership by this time next year." He . reminded MERCHANTS LUNCH-75* SOUTHERN STYLE CRACKLIN' BREAD SERVED DAILY "Mom" Rice's Home Made Pies Italian Spaghetti — Chicken & Dumplings DRIVE IN RAZORBACK JCHH DEERE '"PHERE'S fun and excitement for •*• every member of your family— tho John Deere "Power Steering Rodeo." It's ft great new attraction for our 1955 John Deete Day ihow .. . one you won't want to mJM, Here's your opportunity lo t*et your skill at driving a tractor . . . but, whether you participate or look on, you'll thoroughly enjoy the neweit All-American Rodeo—the John Deer* "Power Steering Rodeo." Make a careful note of the date and time of the Rodoo, then plan to be on hand in plenty of time lo enjoy (he laughi and (hrilli of the "Power Steering Rodoo." Il'i a new attraction that make* thii year'i John Deere Day show better than ever. . 8 1:00 P.M. .. Missco Imp. Co. Don't Miss it! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 Remember... [very farmer A Eligible to inte Pemiscof County Led at Seed Show M. R. Rowland Takes First; Crews Reynolds Gets Third Place M. B. Rowland of Caruthersvllle, olaced first In cotton with his exhibit of Delfos 9169 Cotton Seed in the State Good Seed Show at Sikeston, Wednesday, January 26, Rowland wins a $10 cash prize and in addition receives *an engraved sterling silver tray. Other winners in the Cotton Seed ' exhibit from Pemiscot County were Crews Reynolds, third and Delfos; Herb Long of Braggadocio fourth with fox; Jeff Wade of Bragg City, j route 1, was seventh with DPL 15 cotton. Other Pemiscot winners included A. L. Kidwell of Hayti, route 1, sixth •nd O. A. Knight, route 2, Portageville, seventh with B-400 Barley. Crews Reynolds took ninth with Dorman Soybeans,. Of the 360 entries in the State Good Seed Show, Pemiscot County had 38 from 31 different exhibitors. The Seed Show was believed to be one of the best ever held and was attended by approximately 250 people. One of the highlights of the meet- Ing was an illustrated talk by J. R. "Dixie" Paulling, of the Federal Extension Service, in which he showed slides and described farm scenes in Italy, France , Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. The Good Seed Show sponsored by the Missouri Seed Improvement Association, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Missouri Seedmen's Association and the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce. It was vq£ed to hold the Seed Show again next year in Sikeston.' those present that the club has grown from six members when it was re-organized last May to its present membership of 18 members. The second anniversary of the Caruthersville DeMolay Chapter was celebrated at the Masonic Temple here Monday night with a special dinner in honor of the De- Molay Mother's Circle. The parents of DeMolays were ;he guests of honor, especially those mothers who have been considerably active in the Mother's Circle. After dinner was served, a short program was presented by the De- Vfolay Choir. A spokesman for the group said that almost 70 persons attended the affair. Cpl. Harold Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Jones of Caruthersville, received his honorable discharge from the United States Army at Fort Sill, Okla., Tuesday and arrived here Wednesday. He served in the army for two years and his plans for the immediate future are to get a Job. In the fall he plans to enter a college. WELLS & PUMPS for Farm Crop Irrigation "Ala/ce It Rain With Pumps by Layne" Install Now and be sure of your Crop! We install 2 inch house wells FREE ESTIMATES — NO OBLIGATION! See or Call Frank Seoy at Arkansas Well Co. Ph. 3-4110 127 E. Main ATTENTION FARMERS! Be sure to have your Cottonseed and Soybeans tested for Germination. Woodson-Tenent Laboratories Licensed Grain Inspectors 612 W. Ash Blytheville, Ark. 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