The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1951 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, 'APRrL 18, 1951 , (AKK.y COURTIS NEWS FARM NEW! AND Wet Fields, Cold Weather Hamper Sale's Farmers Heavy Rains Slowing Land Preparations; Peach Crop Damaged LITTLE ROCK. April 13. (/!>, — Muddy fields and cold weather have thrown Arkansas farmers behind in their spring planting this year. Miles McPeek, agricultural statistician, said that heavy rains over much of the state slowed or slopped field preparations last week. Mow- ever, he added, with favorable weather, farmers should be able to catch up In a relatively short time. The strawberry crop, hit hard by hail last week In at least two places —Beebe and McRae—still is expected to be the best in years, McPcek said. In the crop report Mr. McPeek pointed out that cotton land is being bedded as weather permits though very little has been planted as yet. Farm labor is adequate over most of the stale o"t this time but tractor drivers are needed In Eastern Arkansas and a labor shortage Is .expected as soon as cotton is ready jf be chopped. Extra help will be needed soon lor the strawberry harvest, he said. Small grain prospects are only fair to good over most of the state, he said. Many fields of fall -sown oats have been froxen out and poor stands left in some areas. Peaches were severely damaged by sub-zero weather about Feb. 1 and indications point to the smallest, crop since 1943. Com has been planted except In (he upland areas although land preparation Is underway in mosl sections/ Pastures are generally late and are not yet furnishing adequate grazing. REVIEW Study Days for Agriculture Branch Stations Scheduled by University VOUN'C PARMEKS-Th«* four North Mississippi "county 4-H Club members have decided to start out 0.1 their own In farming operations, with the assistance of the County Extension Service office and a Blythev.lle bank and implement firm they have purchased their own tractors and plan to plant cotton crops on rented land, shown with the Iraetors are (left to right) Billy Shumate cf Lone Oak, Ben Caldwcll of Cosnell, R, A. Porter of Ihe Farmers Bank and Trust Co., who handled the financing of the tractors for the boys. James Harold Harris of Lost Cane, w. n. Jackson, assistant county agent, William Lucius of Gosnell and L. G. Nash, implement dealer who sold the boys the tractors. 4-H Youths Will Plant Own Crops With Tractors They Purchased Strawberry Crop In State To Be Large The largest crop of Arkansas strawberries since 1942 was predicted yesterday by the Federal-Stale Crop Reporting Service. In its general and truck crop report the Service snid that April 1 Indications were that a crop of 1.092.000 crates of strawberries was in prospect for the state. Production in 1950, the Service Four North Mississippi County farm youths have served notice on other 4-H Club members that they are out to cop top lionets in the 4-H tractor driving and maintenance and cotton production con- i tests because they have the equipment to do it with. And the equipment referred to is all theirs. The lour boys, Billy Shumate of the Lone Oak Club, James Harold Harris of the Lost Cane Chin and William (Sonny) Lucius and Ben Caldvvell of the Gosnell Club now own their own tractors and they plan to use them to the best advantage in 4-H Club work. The four boys purchased the said, was 708.000 crates and the 1040-40 average was 748,000 crates. But the service wasn't so optimistic about, the slate's peach crop. Conditions of peaches in the state on April 1 was reported at only 29 per cent, the lowest for this date since 1943. The peach crop was severely damaged by the sub-zero weather or February, Ihe Service said. The commercial early Irish (x>ta- to acreage in Arkansas is estimated at 1,900 acres as compared with 2.500 harvested acres last year. FOLKS, I7'S JKUf PURINA STARTENA IS BCTTCR THAN CV£R IN >$1 ^ . . . As a result of 1028 FEEDING TESTS which give your chicks NEW FORMULA 1028 All through 1950, Purina Research worked to make the 1951 Slnrlcrm the licsl ever. II took 1,025 separate feeding lests to discover t!ie growth hoosl required. That's why we called it "Formula 102S." It makes the 1!)51 Purina Chick Slnrtena the best I'urina has ever matlc. "Formula 1028" now added to Chick Startcna, is I'tirina's rijjlil combination of Al'F, Vitamin 11-12 Supplement, Antibiotic Supplement and Growth Vitamins. Biggest Chicks Ever at 5 Weeks Purina Research results show the new l!)5t Slar- tena, with "Formula 102S" added, produced the biggest chicks at five weeks ever raised on Slartcna. That's going some. ..for Slarlcna has always been famed for fast growth. Plan now to start your chicks on 1051 Purina Chick Slarlcna with "Formula 1028" added. You can'l go wrong with a feed that proved best in 1,028 feeding lesls. See us for your Slarlena now. LK. ASHCRAFT CO, Roilrood & Cherry phone 4493 raetors from a Blylheville Implement dealer, arranging their own financing through a Blytheville bank with the assistance" of the North MLwissippi County extension office. The boys also intend to use "their" tractors to intensify their farming interests and help them realize their desire lo become county and state 4-H winners. To Plant Crops The boys plan lo pay for the tractors by producing their own cotton anrl crops on rented land. All come from farming families. W. R. Jackson, assistant county agent., commented thai "the opportunity lo own a tractor anrt to rent land, 15 or 25 acres for cotton, should be the inspiration necessary to keep the boys on the farm where they have expressed a desire to make their career. "In the agricultural operation the hoys are entering, they will receive invaluable experience In keep- ing a record of production cast. 1 ; and farm accounts." Young Shumate Is the son of Air. and Mrs. Doyle Shumate of Lone Oak. He Is a .student at Bly- Iheville High School and last, year was the county winner in better methods electric competition. Young Caldtvell Is the son of Mr and Mrs. Ross Caldwell of Gosnell He is a student, at Cosnell Hieh School. James Harold is the son ol Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Harris of Lost Cane. He is a student at Lost Cane School and is president of the Lost Cane Club. Sonny Lucius is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lucius of Gosnell. He is a -student at Oosnell High school Various poems and songs have the Pilgrims landing in America 01 a "stern and rock-bound coast." but sand is much more arjiind.T.Tt where they landed (nan rock. A schedule listing 22 study days to be held in 1951 at the Univcrsfly ol Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Stations has been released by Dean and Director Ltppert' S. Bliis. Included are 10 visiting days for adults, nine for youths, two for negroes, and one ' for veteran :rainces enrolled in the on-the-farm .raining program. Five diij-js have been scheduled lor the Main Experiment station at Piiyetteville, four for the Livestock and Forestry Branch Station at tfsville, five for the Pruit and Truck Blanch Station at Hope three for the Rice Branch Station at. Stuttgart, three for the cotton Branch Station a Marianna, one for Kasicrn Arkansas Alfalfa Substation at Osccola, and one for the Arkansas Valley Vegetable Substation at Van Buren. Programs for each of the days will be announced later. They will include something of interest to women as ivcll as men. rile visitors will have an opportunity to inspect same of the research being dony at each station, and to hear about recent, findings. The youth days are arranged for PPA, PHA. and i-ll Club members, who usually attend in organized groups. "ITie complete study 'lay schedule for each station follows: Main Experiment Station, pay- eltcville—May 2, 3. and 4, Youth Study Days; May 2, and 25, Adult Study Days on livestock and small grains. Livestock and Forestry Branch Station. Batesvillc— May io and 11, Youth Study Days; May n and 18. Adult Study Days on livestock and pastures. Fruit and Truck Branch Station, nope—May 8 and », youth study Days; June 28, Study. Day for Veterans; June 29, Adult Study Day; June 30. Negro Study Day (nriult and youth). iilce Rrach Station. Stuttgart— >Iay 9, Youth Study Day; May 10, Adult Study Day on small grains; \iiRust 29, Adult Study Day, general. Cotton Branch Station. Marlanna —May 15 or IB. Youth Study Day August 30. Adult Study Dny; Au- Kust i, Negro Study 'nay (adult ~,nd youth). Eastern Arkansas Alfalfa Substation, Osceola—Adult Study Day Delhi Rickshaws Slated For Early Extinction NEW DELHI lift— Health Minister Shrimali Amrit Kanr tnld a questioner In parliament that liand- drawn rickshaws are slated for extinction In Delhi by the end of 1S52. She sairl Ihe Delhi municipal parliament had mapped a program for the gradual elimination of the 150 licensed for the current year. A survey in April, !!>I7, shmved 500 rickshaws plying the streets then. some time in June, dale to b« determined by second, cutting of Alfalfa. Arkansas Valley Vegetible «ub- statlon, Van Buren—Adult Sturjf Day some time In the lall. Read Courier News Classified. Ads HAVE YOU STOPPED HERE TO SEE THE BIG VALUES OFFERED IN OUR USED FARM EQUIPMENT SALE? If .vim haven't already, we urge you to come down soon and see why so many farmers have, laken advantage of this dollar-saving sale. Is not just special prices on I or 2 tractors—you'll save nioncv on «ll our used equipment.. .planters, rotary hoes, pnlveri/.ers, discs In addition to (he two tractors described here, we offer yon big savings on other used tractors—John Deere "If", Case Ford and A very Tractors All equipment has been fhmoughly reconditioned to give you dcpendahle service now! Make it a point lo come hy Russell Phillips Tractor Co. tomorrow— you might as -well save some money, loo. FARMALL Farmall Regular with cultivator and breaking plow — the special sale price. .. $295 ALLIS-CHALMERS .AJIis-Qi.ilnier.s ''\\'C" with cultivators and breaking plow—the special sale price.,. $495 IT'S YOUR CHANCE—DON'T MISS IT! Russell Phillips Tractor Co, South Highway 61 Blytheville TRACTOR Low-Cost , FARM LOANS 1 Long-term > SAVE Money with t/}« FARM INCOME PRIVILEGE B. SAFE with the PREPAYMENT RESERVE PUW • fqvitabl* SotJ.ty fonni Aav» rh. M modern rearm™, Ai* ui far further dtlailt. Na obligation. TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. JIZ W W»l,,i,l Phone 23B! Blj-therllJe OLIVER Row Crop"66' ,„. Versatile Power for a Variety of Jobs For the .small-to-medinm farm, or for light. r H-ork on the larger farm, the Oliver Ro* Crop "66" ia Off, six forward speeds, meierec! oil lubric«. lion, baiiery ignition, by-pasi thermostat, Ridcmasier seat. Resides, you have > choice cf en B ines for the fuel you prefer. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. i r Harrison 416 E. Main Johnny Young Phone 6129 looking fo John Blue fertili r izer equipment? Look no further. Missco Implement Co. in Blytheville Is completely equipped to serve you wifh this John Blue equipment . . . specially designed for distributing Anhydrous Ammonia. Tfie John Blue rortilizor Dis- inbuton are SAFE, ACCURATE «nd SIMPLE to operate. They give absolute quantify regulation of anhydrous ammonia. • This n the economical machine to use to increase money crops. Designed JOT Popular models and makes of Tractors BLUE CROP DUSTER Hero is a BLUE product that is a favorite wherever used, Of sturdy steel and aluminum construction. A power tale-off d'uster quicUy mounted on standard tractors. Vlui John Blue Implement Deafer ' Tudor SlstV C«1Urj 1 Horst Dnwn Niriltri ' Horw Dr«wn DhWk«tors • Horsi Draw* MM Hlrnwt • liquid Feitilliei Dlslribnlon 1 TrKttr MounlfJ Spiayon 1 Trader Ferlfflifr Dhltlbulors 1 Traclor Orawi MM Bn i»»i MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 BlythcvilU

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