The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 8, 1949
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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1949 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.> COURIER NEWS PAGE S.KVKN arin erf Missco Alfalfa Meal Highly Rated as Poultry Feed Farmers Warned 20 Dehydrating Plants in County Modern Machinery Speeds Processing; Production Costs Up By Harry A. Ifaines Courier Xcws Staff Writer Tomorrow morning a chicken in Indiana might very well dreaki on a product of a Missi.s.sippi County industry. For despite an unsteady market, (he approximately 20 dehydrating plants In the county devoted to the conversion of alfalfa to meal still stand to gross close to $1,800,000 this year. The delta land from southern Missouri to central Arkansas ip, one of the four areas in the Unitet States that is a large producer of the meal. The Industry started inauspic- Jously in this area around 194? when the first plant'; were opened With many farmers raising more chickens, at the encouragement o R government faced with scve meatshortages, the price of feec for which most of the meal is uset was good. Investors were soon to catch and the number of plants began multiplying until now there arc I |C»out.2G in this county alone with |Kmy more in Pemiscot and Critt I t?nden counties. Modern plants Constructed ..To observe one of (lie plants ir action, a Courier News reporte and photographer visited the Kiel Land products Company nt Nuinbc Nine. It is one of the largest anc most modern in the county. The alfalfa Is cut whenever wea ther is favorable to the extent tha trucks and tractors can get int the field. In he cutting process, it is chop ped nnd blown into truck, as show In the inset above. When a truck Is filled, it proceeds directly to tli mill. There it is fed into a large rotat Ing drum which is the first ste hi the process of transforming yie green alfalfa to a dry, nearly powdery meal. This drum, pictured above, is more or less the oven of the process. The alfalia moves about the AT NUMBER NINE DEHYDRATING PLANT—Scenes above were Courier News Photos taken at the Rich Land Products Company at Number Nine which pro- It is chopped and cut In the same process and Is fed into the truck duccs about 100,000 pounds of alfalfa meal per day during culling sea- which follows the tractor. The lower photo shows the giant rotating son. The upper right picture shows the alfalfa being cut In the field, drum in which the green alfalfa is dried. Of Insect Damage Severe Infestation Of Crops in Several Areas If Predicted MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8—Threat of severe damage faces the 194D cotton crop in several major producing areas, the National Cotton Council warned today. At the same time, the Council advised fanners to Institute effective insect con- tvoi measures «s soon as inCe.stutlon became high enough 1 to win-rant poisoning. The Mates of Mississippi. Ala- bnnia, South Carolina, IjQiiSsiann, and Georgia all have reported high boll weevil incidence, hi many cases the highest on record, Ihe Council observes. In Mississippi, where (he average Mniiue infestation of 271 fields or I older cotton was 30 per cent as ! cnmtmrcd with 13 per cent the Mime* dine lust year, the State Plant Elonrd reports the weevil situation "could hardly he worse." In Northeast Loulslaim 39 out of 0 fields in eight parishes were veevil Infested, ranging from zero o 50 per cent. A serious boll weevil situation prevails over most parts of Alabama, according to entomologists reporting from that cotton 3rorincinjf state. In South Carolina all of 11 fields examined in 1C comities were in- fe.sled at an average rate of 30 ; icr cent punctured squares, as compared to 16 per cc?nt for the same ju'iiod last year. Of 172 fields examined. In 50 counties of Georgia, only nine were found to be free of boll weevil. In some fields Infestation ranged as high as 71 per cent. The Cotton Council Is advising farmers to contact thetr county j agents or vocational agriculture in- j structors for the latest Insect control recommendations. five Burglars in Siam Caught in Fatal Raid HANGKOK-M'j— It's fatal to get In Thailand (Slam). An Informer tipped off police who rushed to the house near the Rama VI bridge where five burglars were at work. In the ensuing struggle all five red-handed In a burglary' were shot to death. BRING YOUR TRACTORS T0 US FOR Major Overhaul and Minor Repairs Work SupeivNei' by 18 Kvnert liulructocs. "No charge for lahor . repla :ement tinrts it cost." DELTA TRADE SCHOOLS, INC. fi.'iS Herniindo SI. Memphis I'hone 37-0181 drum as it rotates and Is subjected to intense heat. Further driving takes place as the product is b!o\vh througn -several conical towers fcnown as cyclones. Then the alfalfa moves to tlie hammer mill where it is thoroughly pulverized. It is then ready to be put up in 100 pound sacks. Protein Content Checked O. O. Puetz, general manager of the Rich Land plant, pointed out Sure, We've Got 'Em!" • CULVERTS All sizes of concrete culverts . . . ( . at the rfghl price. • BLOCKS All types: rock face, plain, cinder, cinder partition blocks; and pyramid blocks and bases. • SAND & GRAVEL • Johnson Block Co. We Deliver. Highway 61 South Phone 2380 L, FACTORY APPROVED SERVICE For Your Form Equipment Our mechanics are trained by the Allis- Chalmers factory to give your equipment proper check-up and repair service. Overhauling Reconditioning Adjusting • Parts replacement Painting • General check-up and repair We give every job — large or small _ careful attention Stop in when you need parts or any kind of farm equipment repairs. PAUL BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. that the meal from his plant Is sent to the Osceola Milling company. There It. is checked for protefn content, which is important in determining the price, and blended.If necessary to either raise or lower the amount of protein in each' batch. The outlook for the industry is not nearly as good as it was several years ago. Operators point, out that prices of oil, used to heat the giant dehydrating drum, have nearly doubled in past years while labor also has gone up. Coupled with this, operators have found the price on their product slipping. In some instances they have found operations this year unprofitable. However, many loolc to tne future with some degree of optimism. One observer intereslcil in the industry said: "In the long rim I think the outlook Is good. The men! has been recognized as n source of vitamins by the pharmaceutical Industry and further research might produce new uses which will help the price. TI\en. too, plants can stand Idle for long periods without undergoing too much depreciation. I think the industry will snap back In time." July 24-30 is Farm Safety Week In Nation; President Sets Theme Widespread adoption of jaler ways of working and living and a continuing drive against practices which endanger farm people to their homes. In the field, and on the- highways were urged by President Truman 7 in proclaiming the sixth observance of National rum Safety Week, July 24-30, 1W0. "I request ail organization and persons interested in farm life and welfare to Join in this continuing drive . . , and I also urge each member of every farm family to tu«ly the hazards associated Trilb, ural life with a view of perform- ng all tasks in the safest manner possible," the President said. Ned H. Dearborn, president of he National Safety Council, in discussing plans for the observance pointed out that George Washing- on, the first president of the Unit- id States, considered farming as a splendid vocation. He said, nccord- ng to Mr. Dearborn, "agriculture is ;he most healthful, mcst useful, and most noble employment of man." Induslrlalfxation Cited "As a Pennsylvania farm boy. I agree thoroughly with our first president," Mr. Dearborn said. "But. we must face the fact that farming in America today us more akin to industry than to the pastoral activities i( was in Washington's day For example, there are at least three million tractors on American farms, plus about thirty-five million other pieces of machinery. "This increasing industrialization of farming calls for greater attention to safe practices on the farm President Truman strikes a vital not* when he urges the performance of »11 farm tasks in the safest manner possible. National Safety Council surveys show that the majority of accidents to farm people involve one or more unsafe acts. "The survey shows wrong use of equipment or failure to u« proper equipment as the most common unsafe act for both farm work and other accidents. "The elimination of unsafe prac- :ices would undoubtedly do away with the majority of accidents on. American (arms." j Maynard H. Coe, director of the Farm Division of the National Safety Council, said, "We believe that every rural community should observe National Farm Safety Week _ a humane enterprise dedicated to the year-round prevention of accidents." Mayor Asks for and Gets 50 Percent Cut in Salary CLEVELAND. July 8—{/TV-Mayor W. A. Slclenicha of Suburban Warrcnsvllle Heights asked and got a 50 percent cut In his salary. The mayor has been reccMng SI,200 annually. But he decided that his expenses in office amounted to only $600. "The people deserve the other $600," he said. "Budgets have been going up too long," he explained. "I'm going to start it the other way. Somebody has to take the first' step." Cottonseed Dairy Feed Products Fine for Cattle According to A. L. Ward, educational director of the Nnilonal Cottonseed Association, Cotton farmers who share their time with livestock producing can profit more by using the feed products oj his cotton crop. 'By using the feed products of his cotton crop—cottonseed meal, or cake and hulls—the cotton farmer gets added value from his cottonseed, his grains and pastures, nnd his time and labor," Mr. Ward said. Cottonseed hulls which compare In feeding value (o average grass hays, can now be bought in ninny areas for less than Us costs to put up hay, and cottonseed meal also is relatively cheap compared with other feeds or with the value of meat and dairy products. The abundance and low cost of cottonseed feed products offers an opportunity to many cotton belt farmers to increase ther Income CottonClassing School to be Open to Public North Mississippi County cotton producers and .Dinners will have an opportunity to study grading ami stapling at R cotton classing school to bo held In Little Rock July 1823, county Agent Keith J. Bilbrcy reported todny. Spo ns o re d by the Un 1 ve rsl ty o f Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service and the Mid-South Cotton Growers' Association, the school will emphasize better methods of producing and marketing cotton. Bankers, merchants, cotton handlers, students, and other persons interested in cotton classing will be welcome at the school, Mr. Bilbrcy safd. Anyone wishing to participate should contact the comity agent Immediately. Those attending the school will devote several hours n day to cotton classing under the supervision of licensed federal classers. The program includes talks on various phases ol cotton growing nnd marketing. Detailed information on expenses, registration, nnd reservations may be obtained from Mr. Btlbrey. through fattening livestock for home use and sale and through dairy production," Mr. Ward said. "H Is also an opportunity for reducing costs of producing livestock and dMry products through wider use of these feeds In better-balanced rations.*' CATERPILLAR DIESEL COTTON GIN ENGINES 50 TO 500 HORSE POWER J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR CO. West Memphis. Ark. THE TRACTOR THAT DOES EVERYTHING! FERGUSON You've seen the Ferguson Tractor pull a middle-buster across muddy land covered with water. . . now here's another reason why it's the tractor buy of the year. The Ferguson Mower attaches easily, simply to the Tractor and year-in and year^out gives smooth, quiet efficient performance. Ask for a demonstration. JACK ROBINSON Implement Company East Main Phone 2371 Dearborn Spring Tooth Harrow ../iffs for turning and transport Every farmer who has hat) Ilia bulher of hnulinj a spring tnolh hiirrow over Ihe roaii . . . and making wide turni at Held enils . . . will appreciate (his Dearborn LIFT TVI'E Harrow. H ran be attached to a Ford Tractor in a minute or less, lifled by Hydraulic Touch Control lor lr»ns|ior(, turning, backing, or protecting graued water* ways . . . and lowered to the proper depth. Either two or three sections may be uied. Rugged spring .shank] work stone of rcot-mieil land, kick out weedi ami make a fine Ked bed. Se*. us, loo, for parts and wrvlc* tot Ford Tracfori and Dear bora Implements. TRACTOR Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Allen Hardin, Manager Highway 61 South Phone 2171 lilytheville, Arkansas MAKE YOUR GRAIN PRODUCE mm EGGS Turn your bumper grain crop !n!o (he most profitable milk, meal and eggs you can. Yes, feed your grain to poultry and livestock — but balance i! for maximum economical gains and production. We cany a full line of Purina Concentred*! for chickens, turkey*, hogi, 'dairy cows, beef cattl* and can balance youi grain lo produce more. 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