The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1966 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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P,ge Fourteen -BlythevWe (Arfc.) Courier Ifewi - Montey, M>y t, Boollieei ran Into serious difficulty In fid-1 taxation Is perfectly normal, and 1:111.<• jUUuMw iMtmttjnftnta Oft i... *U A » thlna« r>nm* nn it t« t iturm — The Big News in the Missouri | to get the seed in the , i MA,ii,o= 0 i Ar la minimum amount of Bootheel and also Northeast Ar- time. prflne BOOIHTO <i"" <"•"• • .While some people are prone 10 Kansas this week was the break c[|ss QUt farm mec | lan i za tion be- in the weather from rainy to | cause O f ;t cutting down on hand fair and dry which permitted j labor workers, it is _ tod gM^* the planting of cotton, soybeans and corn to get under way after what was shaping up as a dis- asterous delay. If the weather continues warm dry next week, by week's end the major part of the planting in the two - state region will be a ^ completed. Even at that, the mechanization . planting generally will be from 10 days to two weeks later than normal for the area. With frequent rains right at the time when the planting should be done, farmers were beginning to fear that 1966 might be a repeat of the 1957 crop year when thousands of acres of crops were virtually rained out during the planting season and later on, resulting in a financial disaster striking the region. Several good years were then required for these distressed farmers to recover from that loss. Years ago, before agriculture was so highly mechanized, a 10- day delay in the planting season was a most serious situation because of the time needed to do the planting with the equipment and power then available. With mechanization, however, tractors with planters that cover a number of rows at a time can work practically around the clock, thus making it possible Approximately six tons of candles were burned in 1966 during East Week in Jerusalem, Jordan, according to estimates of candlemakers. The most typical Easter candle there is 33 yellow or white tapers half-melted into a sluster. difference between a farmer staying in business or quitting and also, quite often, whether or not he makes a crop when time s short for certain work to be done during the crop production. So, with time running out for the planting to be done in our region filling delivery comltrnents on grain that was to move to New Orleans by barge. Since they didn't want to run into that git- uation again, they came to the Bootheel looking for an ice-free riverside elevator plant, and found what they needed in the Missouri Grain Company which had such a plant at Caruthersville and also another at Hayti equipped for rail shipments. They bought it, and at the same time hired Al Cravens of Canith- ersville, a former manager of the grain company, as their new local manager. Some months ago MFA also employed Hilton Bracey of Portageville, who for many years had served as the executive vice - president of the Missouri Cotton Producrs Asso- hen these things corn* up It is ell for the taxpayers to takt long cold look at all of them. n the other hand, to automati- ally oppose a project in which dditional taxation is involved, jvithout having all of the information available on which to ase a conclusion is something Ise. So before anyone comes out niaming iu "<= uuuc in uu. i^ e .«.. --let's have a kind word to say for I ciation. We asked Hilton awhile Fred V. Heinkel, president of the Missouri Farmers Association, speaking at a dinner in Caruthersville the other day at which that organization's purchase of the Missouri Grain Company in Pemisoot County was announced, stated that the handling, processing and shipping of grain and grain products is a big business these days and equipment and plants must be big to get the job done and provide the services producers require. Particularly interesting was his statement that the heart of the nation's grain belt is up three rivers — the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois. Thus, with Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas included in this region, it appears that we have a great future in grain production, the major crops of which are soybeans, wheat and corn. Perhaps, if we can't make it off cotton we can with grain. The MFA's grain division, with some dozen riverside grain handling facilities up these three rivers, handled around $450,000,000 worth of the agricultural comodities last year. Due to ice blocking the upper channels of the waterways last winter, Heinkel said the MFA back what he did for MFA and he said that he didn't quite know, but our obervation is that he just gets things done for MFA on a large scale. Heinkel also announced at the meeting that MFA, working with several other grain companies is building a large export grain jandling complex on the Gulf o' Mexico near New Orleans. Theii nland elevators will be geared into this export plant to providi an efficient and dependable sys tem for the complete handling o ihese agricultural commoditie tor foreign shipment. This column is already hear ing of opposition to the proposec Missouri Bootheel Junior Colleg mainly from large propert Under New Management! LOGAN'S TEXACO SERVICE and the RED ROOSTER Serving a Complete Menu with the Finest Chair-Broiled Steaks Between Memphis and St. Louis "Trust Your Car to the Man wit/i tne Star" R. E. JAQUES, STATION MGR. KATIE JAQUES, INNKEEPER No. 9 Road and Interstate 55 4 Miks No. of Blytheville :% Mile East of Yarbro School PO 3-9715 — "We Never Close" FIELD SEEDS, CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS SOYBEAN SEED Non-Cert. " " 71-76% 3.80 " " Hood " 73-78% 3.75 » - » 80 or Better 3.90 " " Ozden " 80 " " 3.90 » » Lee - 80 "" 3.90 COTTON SEED Certified Re* Smooth Leaf Germ. 80% or better $8.25 CWT " Stonvllle Z13 " 73% " " 8.25 " Stonvllle 7A " 75% » " 8.25 Golden Acres Hy-Bee W» " 80% " " 14.50 FOR LAWNS — ORCHARDS & GARDENS Vertagreen Lawn & Garden Fertilizer - Vertagreen Lawn * Tree Fertilizer Ortho Rose Oust - Row Food A Phaltan For Roses Weedez Bar - Dowpon Gran Killer Bar - Dowpon Grass Killer - Dacthal Toxaphene Dust - Fire Ant Killer - Matathton - Isotox • D.D.T. - Home Orchard Spray Bug Gela Pellets - Chlordane - Ortho Serin Dust • Dlptres Fly Bait - Orthocide 50 Writable Captan - Ken Sprayall - Hudson Sprayer - Nulro Seeder Roto Power Duster - Lawn Broadcast Spreader • Bermuda Grass Seed both Hulled & Unhulled - Blue Grass Seed Di-Syston Granular * Liquid For Early Insect Control! OB Cotton Herban £ Planavin 75 Herbicide For Weed * Grass Controll In Cotton Ortho Soil Treater X Planter Boi Treatment For Cotton Seed Ortho Soybean Protectant Planter Box Treatment For Soy* beans Vernam Preamerge For Weed & Grass control in Soybeans Blf N AMMONIUM NITRATE JW Nitrogen Bit N NITROGEN SOLUTION 12% NITROGEN DaRLINGS MIMD FERTILIZERS 0-25-24 5-20-2* «-M-24 11-12-12 POTASH GRANULAR N% Blytheville Seed Co. ttrontfjr tptnit ft* Jttntor «d- lege idea, let's wilt until we have all of the information on it that is to bt developed by the steering committee elected at th Hayti mass meeting, This committee is not set up to cram the proposal down anyone's throat. It's function will b« to gather the data from the whole region to see if the facility could be successful. This will include surveys in each school district to com* «p with * sound ««mate of student potential, costs and other pertinent information. If it is found that a junior college Is needed and can operate successfully, the next step will be to make an application to the State Department of Educ- tion for approval of the plan. Without that approval, the issue is a dead duck. If the state approval is acquired, the next step hi an election which trie law says must be held as part of the annual school election in each school district. During the entire period of working the thing up to this stage, the public will be continually informed of the information received and developments in the movement. This steering comittee will have nothing to do about the location of the proposed college. If the prOVHI IB HC^UIICU, UIC IICAl 3tcp Ul Hit plwpuov-u ~u.._ o ~. -. ...would be to present the proposal I proposal reaches the election, th« comittee wffl «•*..* function at that point. From then on, if a favorable vote is received on the proposal a board of trustees to be elected at larg* from the district will then begin to function td,establish and op» rate the college. So before anyone makei UP his or her mind about the pnuv let's give the steering 1 'committed an opportunity to prform their work. One-Fourth of Mankind <=••"•" •• "" by Don Oatiq and John Lane owners in the region who ar worried about what their annua costs will be in taxation. A brought out at the recent Hayt meeting, the cost of establishln and operating such a higher educational facility under the Missouri Junior College Act of 1961 would, as a rule of thumb, run one - third local, one - third state and federal aid and one third tuition paid by the students. To be concerned about added It must be known then, that front the creation of Adam to the present day, no man ... ever saw or inquired into so many ana such great things as Marco Polo. —The Book of Ser Marco Polo In the year 1295, three ragged and bearded men, barely able to speak their native tongue, arrived in Venice. They were the brothers Mafteo and Nicolo Polo and the latter's son Marco, home after an absence of 24 years and rich both with jewels and marvelous tales about the distant land called Cathay. Later, while a prisoner during the war between Venice and Genoa, Marco dictated the story of his adventures, which began when he was a boy of 17, to give the world the most famous travel book of all time. Ironically, many of the facts he related—not only about China but the regions of the Middle East, •The Splendor of Cnrnkxuluc Dazzles-the Polo* Siberia and the East Indies—were disbelieved. Urged on his deathbed to admit that he had made it all up,, the man who had had the unprecedented honor of serving as governor of a Chinese city, replied, "I have not told half of what I saw." And not for centuries did other Europeans confirm Marco Polo's words. In the 13th century, all but the peripheries of the Euro-Asian continent succumbed to tne Mongol explosion. Nominal ruler of this vast empire, the greatest the world had yet. known, was Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis. The Polos were only three of innumerable foreigners drawn to the khan's capital of Cambaluc, near modern Peking. Their admiration for the Mongols was not shared by the conquered Chinese, however. Marco, who traveled extensively throughout the realm as an envoy of the khan, noted, along with such wonders as paper money and The'Dlvine Wind Saves Japan -from Invasion a rapid courier system of "pony express* riders, this hostility o£ the Chinese. 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