The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1946 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 12, 1946
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FU1DAY, APRIL 12, Up Production Of Vegetables Surplus For Canning At Home Will Assure Mure Relief Food BLYTHUVILLK (AUK.) COUUIIOU NKWS New Flame Cultivator Now In Full Production, Company Says Quantity i>r(xtuclio]i of the new flame cultlvntor. Ihe < development widely lieniUleil ns tile lust phnso in the inci-lianlzation of cotton production In (lie South imrt as applicable to ninny other crops, 1ms been iinnoimced by the New Holland Machine Company, farm Implement mnnufuclurcrs of New Holland, Pennsylvania, under an agreement with the Fijelen Re- seafcli and Development Comptiny. This new cultivator I 5 so far from Ilie beaten track In agriculture, that the first question iiskcil by those who have not already encountered it. is Hie natural one, "How does it work?" Price Chronlclsh Mcl-emore, of Montgomery. Alu., like many other cotton producers, ucijan to ponder tile question of complete mechanization of the cotlon crop when the first cotton picker was nnnoimcert. Publicity given the Italian flume throwers at the time of the seizure of Ethiopia made him curious about the application of spurts of flame to weeds, and about the ability of crop plants to withstand Jicat. He built his own fliimc thrower and jbegan his experiments. Eventually Tomatoes are one of the most val-''' c , lud developed « practical Ilame liable vegetables for canninf. and Cultivator, or wecder. which has she suggested that every Hardener >e ° n flirthc ' - Perfected as tests have A recent announcement from Washington slates that as a result of the recent steel strike one- ninth of the anticipated production of Hi) plate for trust and vegetable canning has been lost for this year. Home Demonstration Agent Cora Lee Coleman advised Mississippi County hoinemakers thai this will affect the amount of canned food available for the people of Ibis country during the coming year. It will also mean a reduction in the amount that will be shipped abroad to help the food situation in Europe and Asia. She urged, however, that homemakers step up production of vegetables in their gardens to provide a surplus for canning at home to help assure an adequate supply for the gardener's family and make available additional supplies of the commercial pack for relief pur- [ poses. have ;it least a few vinos. A rich sandy lonni containing an abund-1 auec ot humus is desirable for lo-' matocs. Plants should be spaced from t\vo to four feet apart in rows 2 1-2 to four feet apart, she advised. Good canning varieties arc Break O'Day, Mare lobe and Rutgers. Snap beans, both bush and pole types, are easy to grow and a .small additional planting will provide a .surplus for canning. Successive plantings can also be made as soon as some of the earlier crops are out of the way. First plantings can he made this week with reasonable expectation of being past irost damage, she .said. Major plantings of sweet corn can also be made this week, she said, i i(j n . v ••although it may be desirable to ! „,„' h ^ , •"<,., " make two or more plantings a week or ten days apart in order to provide Toy a succession of harvests. This is another crop which can be canned or quick frozen and a surplus above daily table needs can easily be planted. Home gardeners may wish to supplement their home foot! production by growing dry beans, lhe agent .stated. She advised the home gardener lo secure dry beans from the pole varieties of garden beans, such as thc Kentucky Wonder, by letting thc pods mature on lhe | vine and then gathering and shell- | ing the bcuns. Or, thc liomemaker may produce commercial varieties | such as the Great Northern. Navv >lui! nt the burner and a hot Jel flam,, is thrown from the burner nto Ihe plant row, the burner being adjustable in cinht' anil held position by skids which regulate the distance of the flame from ground. This entire mechanism mounted In the rear of thc tractor an c | drawn down the rows, making it a simple mailer to use thc regular tractor cultivator o» between June U iiiul July 2 and wore plowed on June 15 and July C. At the time of frost the crop was practically rreoi of weeds with »n occasional plant of craburuss or morning glory. This treatment picked 2130 pounds of seed cotton per acre. Plots on which the third treatment wns used were also flamed six limes between June 12 and July 'i, and in addition the cen- \ ler of Hie rows were flamed on July 2. Al the lime of frost these plots contained fewer weeds than the cultivated plots. The yield-of seed cotton per acre was 2033 |>ounds. between rows and the' rows UiVm- I '''' lc r ')urth or traditional treat- selves are cultivated at the sinue mpl " K iv( '» l » 11"" 'ast set of the key ( 0 K i lc; h c ,. o ,, hanilllnii Ik's to u im-go extent in the layout of the field. This Include* Hie enlaiRcmciii of the turn row space to about iweiity feel for four row eiiuipmeni and the innlnteiiunce of flat cultivation, the object of Hie Hut cultivation bclui; 1 0 in- eiTiise the machine efficiency. With Cofercnce to the (lame cultivator Mr. niiKiii'tlo said: "Thai machine will <!<> Us most the front. In this way Die space been continued. Developmental and production rights were awarded ty Mr, Mcl.emore to (lie Fijelen Company, which has now made the arrangement with the New Holland Machine Company for the production and distribution of the equipment in this covmlry. Both thc equipment and th c process of flame cultivation arc covered by patents. Mr. McLemore's original theory that thc fibrous stalks of thc col- ton plant, cor.ld resist flame Hint would kill the surrounding weeds lias now been thoroughly proved. Complete knowledge of what a flame cultivator could do under farm conditions with various other crops could not be established during lhe war period, and thc full range of the implement's potential- time, Flame cultivation had an early practical use in the sugar eaue fields of Louisiana. Most of Ihe required labor had been drained from the area by high paid war work. Tlip great cane industry was In dire straits, when researchers who had been working on the lue- clinnixntlon of cane several years before the war came out at the critical moment with four different types of cane cutters. About this time the flame cultivator made Its advent. The flame cultivator proved so successful in thc field, in saving both time and money, that it Is now looked to as a must In Ihe growing of sugar cane. Experimental use of flame cultivation can be described a.s sprc- lacular in the cotton fields. Of primary Importance is the work clone at the Delta Experiment Sta- .ion, at stoncvillc. Mississippi. Although satisfactory results were obtained in 1043, several "bugs" was cultivated on June 15 and July u and hand hoeing on June 14 and July 7. The amount of weeds at frost was small, though somewhat greater than the number In the flame treated plots. The yield of seed cotton was 2141 pounds per acre, It was discovered that aboul iirodiiclion for twenty to twenty-five ncres of cotton could be flamed in one day using the two row burner. The weecler cun be operated at a higher rate of .speed when are two inches tall or efficient Job on a flat bed where the burners can be adjusted so that the flume Is directed toward Ihe drill to give a maximum kill without striking the leave ol the cotton plant. In tint cultivation the object Is In cover not (jriisn by throwing dhl, for If the grass Is covered, Ihe flace Is Ineffective. "Now that harvesllun lime Is here. \ve find our Jiicctmnjcal crop to be much cleaner than those where hoe labor was used throughout. TlK-e Is a dlstlnce absence of vines which have Is past -seasons influenced to a very pronounced degree the efficient operation of Ih,. mechanical harvesters. Thc condition of Ihe bed as well as Ilk- middles makes (he harvesting equipment, handle with greater ease the weeds || n lnc (lo |,i W hen the harvesting When .'machine enters at Ihe end of cultivation. Tests have been made in thc cultivation not only of cot- Ion, but of other important products such a.s cane,- corn, orchards, and trucks and the great labor saving advantages of the equipment, have been so Ihoroughly established at both research stations and in practcial operation that quantity production of the flame cultivator is now being launched. Thc implemcnl is beitig manufactured under the trade name ot /'SJ'i>:-Wccder." Current schedules call for the production of both two-row and four-row units. The flame cultivator is described as "the only known substitute grass plains ai> taller the speed low lt tf . ( m[ni \ | 0 \, c morf ,,,. lir |y would probably be reduced lo 15 |,, ,,ickln l: position where flat cul- or 18 acres a dny. As Ihe expert- (ivatton lins been practiced. Other - ment was run Ihe cost of the first. wjse lt m(iy b( . M{ . c( .s.;[ivj, to hand pick |]\e end of Ibe rows tu order lo make a proper entrance Into the row and itvold ints-slng the cotlon on the ends. "The crop Is clean." Mr. Ilng- or Pinto. Great Northern or Pinto for the !l ° L '-" Under average con- arc probably best adapted to con- ditions, the two-row unit will do ditions in this state, she advised. I lllc u ' crk ot -= cotton hoc-hands. Soil requirements for dry beans | Whereas the cost of hand-hoeing are about the same .as for .garden cotto " runs from S3-to S4 an acre, or snap beans, she"stiCted"," adding (h e cost ° r flame weeding Is less that very heavy soil types should be j "'an 50 cents per acre. The flame avoided. Plantings should not be destl '°- vs a11 surface seeds and made before the soil has warmed j makes weeding a progressively less up or the seed may rot in the '. difficult operation in the cotton In the- machine •were discovered and eliminated. JThe results of this [ire available in Circular 118 of the Mississippi Agricultural experiment station.) At this lime it was necessary to have not only a driver for thc Iraclor but also careful and intelligent worker walking behind 1 the machine to keep the burners operating properly. Improvement of thc "Siz/- Wccder" has made the use of a second operator unnecessary. Thc weeder was first used when lhe crop was six to eight Inches tall and (he weeds were fairly heavy. There had been throe pflowinus and one hoeing of thc crop prior to to the beKinninf: of the experiment. Four treatments were used in .six series of four row 1-27 acre plots, lite treatments were: 1. Cultivaticx without hoeing or limning; 2. Cultivation and Ilnmlng without hoeing; 3. Flaminq without cultivation or hoeing, and 4. Cultivation and hoeing without flaming. Tile plots undergoing the first treatmeni were cultivated on June 15 and July G. the experiment having begun on June 12. At the lime of the first picking thc crop was completely overgrown and wrapped and gave a final yield ot 1506 pounds of seed cotton per acre. Plots undergoing the -second ticntmcnt were flamed six times four \vcedings by flame was $1.40 an acre not including Ihc cost of operating the tractor. To do Ihc same job by hand hoeing took '2-\ mnn lyurs per IUTC. the actual cost depending on Ihe wages paid to labor. According to T. I, Haggclte's report thc Cotton Mechanisation ground. The first two or three weeks in April were recommended as suitable for planting the bean crop. Seed should be planted about one and one-half inches deep and » two to three inches apart in the row. Held. The sizz-YVceder operates on cither kerosene or on propane or butane gas. The fuel is piped to four burners in the two row weed- er or eight burners in the four row model. Tt is ignited by spnrk , PLANTERS Save Time •• Expense We have Portable Machines to CLEAN and TREAT all kinds of PLAN TING SEED at YOUR SEED HOUSE .""rogram Stations at. thc Delta Experiment as carried on in 1945. gcltc- further said. "The mechanical cotlon picker, ibis fall, at Ihc station will do a better, more ct- fleienl job, as a result o[ using the flame cultivator In weed, grass PACEFIV* DD7 Mxture /e/s Control Of Homilies A leaflet telling how lo use DDT .o control certain livestock and household pests Is now available at he Extension Office. accordhiK lo W. O. liuy.clbakcr, assistant county agent. Mixture of a powder containing 50 per cent DDT with water Is recommended lo form a spray, To control hornllles the author of Ihe leaflet. Dr. Charles Lincoln, extension entomologist of the University ol Arkansas College of Agriculture, recommends spraying cattle every two lo fonr weeks. Since Ihe files move from one animal lo another II Is not cssenlln] (hat all cuttle Iw sprayed. Satisfactory results can be obtained by spraying only half Ihe herd although spraying all the callle Is mure elfcctive. Mosqul- loe.s ure also controlled by spray- inn the livestock. Control of house- lilts and slab-lollies by spraying O f bultdlnijs Is recommended. Bedbugs "my be eliminated by spraying the beds with DDT. Hr»l Weddlne for Church OCiLETOWN. Pa. (OP)—For the first llmo In Its 50-year-hlstury, the Oglelown Union Church was the scene of a marriage recently,, The liev. George W. Wright, pastor of thc Hummel Church of the. Ilrethron, officiated at ceremonies uniting l.avernc Hope Uerkcy, of Ogletown, and Charles Richards ol Uyol. and vine control." )4\|ierlment.s in 111,, [lame weed- Ing of corn, made with the Hpdcn lest equipment lust .summer by the Department of Agricultural fentcl- neerltiK of New York Stale College of Agrlcullure at llhaca, New York, showed that It is possible lo Ilame cultivate Ihe centers between the Vows, as well as Ihe rows, and kill wards up lo at least three or lour Inches In helghl In corn six Inches high or larger, without, any more damage lo (lie corn than Irom hoeing. Local ,t I.OIIK Distance Moving Oiiininilrnt Help mid e^uljniKiit. AcU- <l"»My lninro.1. Contract H.ulLus anil Mine. Koivloi. Home Service * Storage Co. riiom -jsoi "It Pmy. U SCOTT ALLEY Riv.r Woth.d Sand - Gravel also Good Sandy Dirt for Fills Phone 759 C. R. HESTER North Highway 61 JS pecking WHO around here ? \ KMS/NG A CROP! Producing new tractors and farm machines is like raising a crop ... it takes months before they're ready. Perhaps (here will be plenty of new tractors next season and you'll be able to get one. But if you want to play it safe, let us put your old tractor In good repair noil". Then, come what may, you'll be ready for work. McCORMICK-DEERING MACHINES PARTS AND SERVICE DELTA IMPLEMENT COMPANY Blytheville, Ark. McCORMICK-DEERING MACHINES, PARTS AND SERVICE A Guaranteed Seed Rccleaning and • Treating Service We have been operating successfully in Mississippi County since mil!) and in order to hotter serve you we have moved our offices to Blythcvillc from Sikeston, and ottr equipment will be permanently located here. The Delta Seed Servicing Co. HAROLD DOOMN, Manager Phone 2039 . . . Cull us at our expense for details Offices: Goff Hotel Blythevillc, Ark. We're A Farmers Bank ... and We Specialize in Farm-Crop Loans You'll Enjoy Doing Business ot This Friendly Bank You'll find this a Friendly, Understanding Bank and thc vacant chair beside each officer's desk is a silent Invitation for you to sit down and talk over your business problems with them at any time. We'll try to help you. When thc FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BLYTHEVILLE was organized thc officers had one thought uppermost in their minds .... to be of service and help to thc farmers of thc surrounding territory. We have never lost sight of this original aim . . . and we invite you farmers to bring your farm and crop financing problems to us. We can help you in many ways. The absolute knowledge of sound banking principles plus a first-hand knowledge of crop production gives us a complete and friendly understanding of your problems. You will find here, at all times, a real desire to be of help to you . . . and ready cash can be immediately available to you, when you need it. Come in and let's talk it over. Put spunk in growing birds with Dr. HCSJ Poultry Pnn-n-min. Pun-n-mln supplies tonics Hint pep up the'appetite nnd Hint help chicks mnke better use of Iced. Pan-n-min supplies minerals—one ol these is thc mineral m«n<*n«»,wluehhdp« prevent slipped tendon. Grow food chicks into food •pullets— that's the Pan a-min rule lor poultry profit. And get Pan-a-min now—»dd 3 Ibt. to every 100 Ibt. of chick ituter. FARMERS, ATTENTION Star* Your Campaign for Pest Control Now! We hare thc proper DDT Solutions to meet every Need and Safeguard Your Stock. SEE US TODAY! WOODS DRUG STORE Where Rrythcvillc Meets HOY WOODS _ OWNKHS - HALI'H NICHOLS M«i«Sl. Phones 507-508 The First National Bank THE ONLY NATIONAL BANK IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM MEMBER F.D.I.C. Published By The D*IU Implement Co, BlythevUW Vol. 4 Frid»j, April 12, No. M We can deliver u few .more Dixie Cotton' Choppers. Lei us have your order now for near future delivery. -Dill you new! » new niowur, plncc your order now and wu believe that delivery can be m.'ule m tmie for this .season. We have been nllotetl several No. i) McGortinick-Decring horse-drawn mowers. DI We are very sorry to say that .the front Intclor tire sitation is still not so pood However we do have a pretty good s<(*k of sues for the rear wheels. DJ , \\e have delivered tractor peg tooth harrows to U. duniin and J. ]£. Gipson, both Houlh of Klytlicvillc, nnd thc Davis Brothers • of hlownh. , . - DI - ' ..... We have thc following EXTRAS in stock for immediate delivery: Kofary Wceder shields for Farmall 'tractor cultr VH tors. Double disk markers for tractor middle busters. ••'.'. ... Double Disk markers for Farmall tractor •I row planters. : . . • - DI The m.ythovil!<> Canning Company has a I (MI ft McCoi-mick-Uccring Grain drill and a Red Path Harvester for sale; B A Bugg who is farming ;i t Yarhro, has an old' type •1 row planter for sale. He has both sets of no pp nr,s for his planter. GOOD CONDITION PAYS! C/VI YOU! TRACTOR A CHKK-Uf H4W!

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