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jt Taar - Wythevffli (ArV.) Courier Ke*» - Friday M»y ». CITED FOR EXCELLENCE - Standing under a portrait of the man responsible, Kalph Brownlee officer-in-charge of the Blytheville Cotton Division office, 500 W. Chickasaw, presents head clerk Jonell M. Stiles with a cita- tion from the Department of Agriculture. Miss Stiles was cited Wednesday for "sustained high quality performance." (Courier News Photo). 1965 Showed Drop In Cotton Value LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 131 duction in production and price! vest was 572 pounds of lint ot- ., _i j _• im?r inn not* owo 33 nnllllHe VlplllW AAaloch Says By 0. V. Malocb County Agent • ... * From Adam To Us, The Land Is Man's Ijil LLtCi IMJVyli. \«* / *» *" I ""«-•*"•• "• r per cent drop in the value ot | during 1965. the combined lint and seed| Arkansas produced 1,441,000 from the 1965 Arkansas cotton'bales of 500-pound gross weight crop was reported today by the' in 1965, compared to 1,570,000 federal Crop Reporting Service. ' """ "" ' J The 1965 crop was valued at $232,429,000, the service said, and the 1964 crop at $267,408,- bales in 1964, the service said. Average prices for the cotton were down from 30.17 cents in 1964 to 28.40 cents in 1965, and 000. ton per acre, 33 pounds below the 1964 record high yield of 605 pounds. Arkansas farmers planted 1,250,000 acres of cotton in 1965 and harvested 1,205,000 acres, the service said. The harvest loss was attri- The service also reported re-1 laps to £o.w cents in laos, auu me uuivcji. jvaa « Qa en-m ton, were slightly down. buted to Hurricane Betsy and The yield from the 1965 bar- following heavy rains during 4-H'ers Select Talent Champs By JIM WALLACE Assistant County Agent North Mississippi County 4-H'ers held their annual talent show on April 2 a Leachville High School auditorium. A large audience enjoyed some very good talent. Pat Burks, county president, •was MC for the program. Other county officers, Claudia Leggett and Harold Staples, assisted her. The contest was divided into a Junior and a senior division. Susie Scrape of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club was overall sweepstakes winner in the Junior Division. Claudia Leggett Susie Scrape of Clover Club. the Lucky INSTRUMENTAL: Nita Crowell, Happy; Deea Button, Lucky Clover; Gina Sharp, Happy; Retha Weathers, Lucky Clover; Debbie Goff, Lucky Clover; and Jackie Pollard, Yarbro. The sweepstake winner in the Junior Instrumental Division was Nita Crowd! of the Happy 4-H Club. Tlie OVERALL Junior Sweepstakes winner was Susie Scrape of the Lucky Clover Club. Susie's winning number was a modern jazz dance to "The In- Crowd." The senior winners were: VOCAL: Claudia Leggett, the harvest season. CHICAGO (AP) -Counterfeit money passed at Chicgago race tracks was only $625 during 1965. The Illinois Bureau of Race Track Police Inc., a department of the Illinois Racing Board, said this is an infinitesimal figure when compared with the year's total parimutual handle of ?416,414,657, for 429 racing days and nights. The Secret Service Office in From 1961 through 19«5 the mill consumption of United States cotton ranged between 8,400,000 bales and 9,500,000 sales- with an average of 8,940,000 bales. Exports during this same period ranged from 3.3 million up to as high as 5.7 million. The average United States production from 1961-1965 was 14,902,200 bales. As you can see the production has exceeded the mill consumption and exports and by August, 1966, there will be one of the largest carry-overs of cotton that the United States has ever had - above 16 million bales. Mississippi County produces about 1.41 per cent of the total cotton in the United States. Therefore, our county economy is greatly effected from mill per capita consumption of cotton has gradually gone down. In 1940 on an average each person in the United States consumed 30 pounds of lint cotton. In 1965 the consumption was about 23 pounds per individual and it was as low as 21.3 pounds in 1964. The average consumption in bales has been fairly constant at 8% to 9 million bales per year but cotton consumption has not kept pace with the total fiber consumption. Due to the population increase the total consumption of cotton has been relatively the same but the per capita use has gone down. Mississippi County farmers like to grow cotton. This is shown by the increase in acreage whenever marketing quotas have not been in effect. Year in and year out cotton is a more profitable crop in Mississippi County than soybeans or corn. growing cotton has decreased materially during the past 25 years. The greatest reduction in ;otal labor requirements for "rowing an acre of cotton has seen in improved weed control with machines, chemicals and geese and the use of mechanical pickers. Nearly all of our gins are equipped for handling machine picked cotton or rough hand picked. This makes it possible ---~x f , . fo get cotton through the first "^ ,°^ J^,*™ processing stage within a short distance from any farm in Mississippi County. Cotton is normally harvested from about 175,000 acres or about 97 percent of the allotment. Try as hard as we may it has been impossible to get every acre of the allotment planted, worked and harvested. Some farmers destroy cotton each year to get down within Nelse Robertson Work Unit Conservationist Soil Conservation Service The Bible reminds us that "The Heavens is the Lord's Heavens but the earth He gave to the sons of men." This paced men's dependence on and responsibility to, the land. Adam was responsible for the Garden of Eden. We are given the responsibility of tending and caring for the land entrusted to us. Too often, we show little concern for the land of our future. Millions of people through- oat the world today are hungry because the land has been misused and will not produce enough for our needs. Even though the situation is better in the United States, we have wastefully misused our jland and water resources. We have slashed the trees in the forests; we have abused the land on which the trees grew, be promoting good soil stewardship. The sole purpose of this week is to make us conscious of our responsibilities to our land and water and the need .for their conservation. 1 11 is up to us to remove the or farmer, banker or plumber, mortgage of resource wasteful- o assist in the discharge of the ness and help nature heal the •esponsibilities of good soil i scars and ruts of erosion; vo stewardship. This is the key to!restore (he green forests; and the fullest use and enjoyment jlo replenish the starved earth. -r— J — , r, 7,. i i lana on wmcn me trees gicn, their quota while others try to ^ ^ streamSj scarred years there is some cotton de- i f —i— stroyed from rain and other weather hazards leaving a slight deficit between the acreage for harvest and the county allotment. MACHINE TO READ AND STORE FOR TRANSLATION WALTHAM, Mass. (P) The Air Force has awarded a contract to Sylvania Electric Products to develop a computer that will "read" printed material which is broken up by photos, equations and drawings. The machine is to analyze foreign journals and distinguish text from illustration. Company spokesman Dr. James E. Storer said. "The project will distinguish text of our land and water, and at the same time, preserve future generations. The week of May 15-22 is Soil Stewardship Week. All over the When we have done this, our children can enjoy the same livelihood as we have on God's land. This is our debt'for the 'Heavens is the Lord's Heav- oieWal USMIJJ II cui\. vin v vvi n"- • ••-"' K..U .United States ministers, bankers • ens, and the earth He gave to professional workers, nowspn- i the sons of men." The crisU in iers, radio and television will! the countryside is OUTSL (UUiii^ uian awj"Ji-«i"j v» »,.*••". i * j r u Our soil is especially adapted j from graphics and identify the to the growing of cotton and the machinery and other equipment such as gins and compresses are based to a large extent on the production of cotton. Of course, much of the equipment is also adapted to the production of soybeans and it makes the two crops quite companionable as far as equipment needs for carrying out *. nc vjci-ici. "J^i v i"_t_ wii.n_& in 11 icut uct;u3 i vii v,w. Chicago is immediately notified | production practices, of the number on the bill and i The labor requirei various textual categories such as footnotes, captions and tables. With the format of the article determined, the Sylvania reader will identify text characters and transfer them to storage units where they can be retrieved from abstracting, indexing and translation into English. The unit will read a variety of print fonts and analyze complex page layouts automati- the bank upon which it is supposedly drawn. This gives the service a lead as to where the "batch" originated. The word then is passed to other localities to watch for the passers. Nationally, about $3,363,000 in countraband bills was recovered the fiscal year ending June 30, 1965. the hills with cuts of erosion, destroyed the wildlife, and, in general, land waste too much of the land. We have, indeed, created a crisis in the countryside. In short, we have failed in our responsibility to the land given to us by God » * » One of man's most sacred privileges is to exercise the proper stewardship of the land entrusted to him. Today's concept of ownership does not imply that a landowner has a right, even though he has the title, to misuse the land because, at best, he is only a temporary owner. One of the duties of the Mississippi County Soil and Water Conservation District is to aid and encourage this temporary owner to recognize and live up to his responsibility in conserving soil and water resources. Urban people should remember that today's oversupply may be tomorrow's scarcity. The requirements for food, clothing, raw material for industry, land and water recreation facilities have increased over the past years. Soil and water will continue to be essential to our daily living. They are essential for a well-fed, well - clothed and well- housed people. It is the duty of every citizen, whether minister was sweepstakes winner in the Moonbeams; Carla Walters, Senior Division. j Moonbeam's; and Mary Jo John- She will be North Mississippi' County's representative at the Slate Talent Contest in Little Rock late this year. Other junior winners and contestants were: VOCAL: Angie Brewer, Happy 4-H Club; Tonya Riggs, Suzanne Todd, Beverly Riggs, Kathy Miller, Moonbeams Club; Trent Pierce, Happy; Karen Edens, Cathy Hansard, Lucky Clover; Sherry Brown, Lucky Clover; and Tonya Riggs, Moonbeams. The sweepstakes winner i n the.Junior Vocal Division Was Trent Pierce of the Happy 4-H Susie Scrape, Club. NOVELTY: Lucky Clover; Monta Lea Grimes, Happy; Bearden Sister, Happy; Teresa Walters, Janette Helms Moonbeams; Ralph son, Yarbro. The sweepstakes winner in the senior vocal was Claudia Leggett of Moonbeams. .. NOVELTY: Pat Burks and Nancy Burks, Lucky Clover, Pat and Nancy won the Sweepstakes in the Novelty Division, j INSTRUMENTAL: Elizabeth Pierce, Happy; Roger Scroggins, Ricky Robertson, Phil Smith, and Jimmy Riggs, Moonbeams. Elizabeth Pierce was the Sweepstakes winner in the Instrumental Division. The Overall Senior Sweepstakes Winner was Claudia Leggett of the Moonbeam Club. Claudia sang "Theme From a Summer Place" for her winning number. Mrs. Curtis Duncan, Gene Lpwry, Raleigh Sylvester served Johnson, Yarbro; Linda Slaugh- as judges for the contest. The " ' " ' J: - Happy 4-H Club leaders were ter, Susie Scrape and Sandy Stalcup, Lucky Clover. The sweepstakes winner in the Junior Novlty divisio was: responsible for planning the contest. Mrs. R. W. Lyerly is Main Leader for Happy Club. MARK IV ..24,.000-MILE AUTOMOTIVE TYPE WARRANTY Inst. Complete Air Cond. 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