The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1952 · Page 11
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FRIDAY, DEC. IS, 195t BLI1REV1LLE (ABK.)' COURIER NT5WS FAGB ELEVEN FARM NEWS AND REVIEW Castor Beans Proving Nice Side Crop for Farmers in Arkansas ...By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK Vfl — Castor oil. Igh, say the kids. The greater onsumption. Hie better, say Aransas farmers. Castor benns, source of castor ^ has become a minor cash Jp to the state's farmers, and e federal government wants 125.- acres grown next year in a tate area, Including Arkansas. The government's prime interest mes from the fact that castor is used us a lubricant In many rms of war material. J. L. Wright, slate' chairman of e Production and Marketing Ad- inistratibn, says Arkansas' grow- g of castor beans largely started 1951. This year; about 50 trum- s realized approximately $30,000 om 300.000 pounds grown on 500 res. "Arkansas needs to gain experi- ce in the growing of castor beans st in case the nation's south merican supplies are cut off," ys Wright. Wright lists desirahle conditions producing the beans as' a rea- inably dry climate, ft long grow- g season; pliable, deep, loamy )il, and irrigation at Ihe proper me. The support price of castor cans is nine cents a pound. The PMA chairman says'he plans order some 60.000 pounds of ;ed from- Commodily Credit Cor- korntion for Arkansas farmers. Nut Crop Hit £ 3 Christmas time again, and nomous with this wonderful ,lme of the y«ar Is good things :o eat. Arkansas lias long supplied i great deal of black walnuAs, shipping them, to candy-making centers throughout the country. Things are a little different this year, .however. The drouth took its loll In black walnuts, just as it did many other crops. The demand Is greater than the supply of black walnut kernels coming out of the north Arkansas Ozarks. One farm family, the Fred H. Mahlers pi the Omaha Community, north of Harrison/has over 100 walnut trees. Given plenty of rainfall, the trees ordinarily produce hundreds of pounds of large and tasty nutmeats. But this year the meats dried up in the shell and were "just no account, " says Mahler. Chickens Important The . Agricultural Extension Service will sponsor eight fertilizer and seed meetings during January, C. A. Vines, associate director of the agency, says the purpose of Ihe meetings Is to provide fertilizer and seed dealers with latest information for using fertilizer and also (o recommend seeding practices /or next year's crops. The schedule of meetings is: Jan. 7, Batesville; 8, Jonesboro; 9, Brinkley; 26. 'Monlicello; 27, Hope; 28, Hot Springs; 29, Russellville; and Jan. 30, Harrison. chicken raising cannot, and certainly is not being taken lightly n Arkansas, he birds don't pro- uce the Jncone of cotton, rice nd cattle, but they still are an ntegral part of the farmer's live- ihood.' : In that connection, W. S. Pollard, Ixtenslon pouilryman, conies up with some valuable suggestions. Pollard says order your chicks ow so that early delivery can be counted on, this fitting In most irofltably into a.11 (arm operations, Keep litter uniformly scattered over the laying house floor to help avoid wet spots and bare places. Water consumption is absolutely necessary for 'profitable 'egg production, says Pollard, and warning; the water will increase the chick's consumption during reeling weather. Clean eggs ' bring better prices on the market and in this connection it is well to provide adequate nests and clean nesting ma- erlal, plus gathering egsg as often as two or three times each day. 'Gee JheseToy Farmall Tractors Are Swell! 1 H.D.CLUBMEMOS by. Krt. G*rtnd« B. RoHirua - (Rom* Demanftntloa Ageat) SIDELIGHTS: Sttas Webster, Clay County farmer, is, building a valuable water pump from Ihe crankshaft of an old model A Ford...7,nck Bragg of the Center community in Sharp County has 100 acres in sorghum, winch he uses to con- ;rol brush and furnish late fall roughage for his cattle...The Forestry Branch Experiment 'Station at Batesville concludes from its present pasture research pro; grant that early'seedbed preparation, "early seeding and 'adequate fertilization are three keynotes in the success of any small grain fall seeded pasture...the last agricultural - census discloses that 53 per cent of farms - in Craighe^ad County had one or-more tractors, leading 1 the state In that respect... Thomas Rothrock of Springdnle has been re-elected president of the Arkansas State Horticultural So : ciety..<the Arkwin oat crop is outstripping all other varieties at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station farm near Fayetieville. Cow of Future May Do Own Insect Killing And_now Sonny can have a little tractor that's just like Dad's real one—an all-red, plastic model, rubber-tired, of the famous Farmall H, manufactured by International Harvester. They're here, now; store. 312 South 2nd INTERNATIONAL FARM EQUIPMENT Phont 6863 HARVISTE* HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON </P) —Tomorrow 1 ' dairy cow may do her own Insect killing. So mayiptherifarm-animals. The Agriculture Department has reported it Is'testing a method ol Injecting farm animals with , in secticides. Once injected under'this skin .ol the animal, the Insecticide is carried through the bloodstream to al parts of the ; animal's .body. A fly or' mosquito that pierces the animal's skin irrah attempt to feed on.its blood is dosed with the insecticide .and dies. The department said a chemica called lindane Is the only'insecti cide found'- effective under the method. The department emphasized, how ever, that the research has not ad vanced far enough to conslde practical use of thfi method yet. The Traditional Turkey Roast turkey and dressing will appear on many tables here In North Mississippi County on Christmas Day. It's as . traditional as mince pie. This year turkeys are plentiful, though the price may be slightly higher than last year. Turkeys now come In many forms' — frozen or fresh, whole, halved or. quartered. Judge Jhe size of the bird to buy by the number of servings you need. Buy one-half pound of ready- to-cook turkey for each serving.. .'" Even ready-to-cook turkeys "may require some preparation. Remove feathers, and singe the bird if necessary and remove any bits of lung, kidney, and such, remaining In the cavity. Wash the outside and inside well and wipe dry. To get the turkey ready to roast, rub the Inside lightly with salt. Use about 1 teaspoon salt for 8 pounds turkey. Next, put enough stuff- in the neck to fill it out nicely, icn fasten the neck skin back Ith a skewer. Stuff the cavity but do not pack, se skewers and cord to pull the in on opening together. This revents shrinking. Tie the wings nd legs close to the body of the urkey. Brush the bird thorougly witl. elted fat. Place breast up on a ack in a shallow pan. Cover the irkey 'with a thin cloth dipped ir elted fht. ' v . Roast In a; pre-heated oven al 25 degrees F. Do" not coyer or add water. Allow 25 to >30 minutes roasting me for' each piece of turkey. Tc :st for donenoss, move the drum ick lip and down. It should give nsily. If dinner Is-set for a definlU our,, start the roasting about hnli n hour before schedule, to hav( me to make gravy Entertaining at Christmas? The Christmas season is 'a 'good me to entertain. If you'd like to ntertain a lot of people in a smal pace, plan a buffet meal. This typi f meal ^or'<s p best uhere peopl now each other. -It is the kind n Leal that the hostess can enjoj oo. Manns are usually simple. Fo hristmas or New Year's suppe ou -may want, a more elahorat ier>u. -Build the menu around lain, dish — - such as baked iiRr r turkey, meat loaf, a scalloped o asser'ole dish: 'Include a vesetn f'you'llke, •aBd'a^sahfd. 'ThlV'plri 'wsert and '•d'ririk 1 would b noueh. Do Include ntie hot dbh. Here is.a sugges'tel menu for a: nformal buffet meal. -: i Cold, sliced turkey Cranberry sauce Scallooed potatoes Vegetable salad bowl Hot rolls Chrrry tarts Coffee Most of the -food In buffet mea! can be prepared ahead of time., Make the table festive rntt;ho More Workers Needed by AES LI1TLE ROCK (tf 1 ) — Add.Ltlona workers for research and extensio work inri higher salaries lire need ed by the Agricultural Extnnsio Service, an official g&td Wednesda C. A. Vines, associated director o Extension Service., said his deparl mcnt has lost 102 extension worker during the past three years diie I Join Our CHRISTMAS CLUB% Don't Wait, Join Today! ! Com* In now and join the First Nation*! Bank Christ m«« Saving* Club for 1»5S . . . H isn't too lat«. You'll b* glad you did! A little put a«id« each week will make your Christmas happier in '53. 7/^FIRST NATIONAL BANR .--~ ^^^1 v^^^^V^kb i 4 t*** / ^k ^ BLYTHEVILLE He addressed the closing . sessio of the 3-day.AES conference here. On Missco Farms Count; Agent Keith J. Mlbre; State Farmers Warned of 'Mystery' Deaths Occurring Among Livestock Home by Christmas Well sir, I still have hopes of be- ng home by Christmas! I really don't like being away from ou good people In Mtss'lssippl County too long, because you might ecide you can get along very well Ithout County Agent nilbrey. Some of you don't know it, but lie Farm Bureau officers and oth- ns of the executive committee said, Dilbrey. you go out to the nallon- I convention. '•We want a report on \vhat goes Hi. what stand they take on sup- tort priccSj etc." I left .on Dec. 5 and got back last Sunday just in time to kiss my wife nd boys goodbye "again. Mrs. Holimnn, Mr. Carter and I \re attending (he annual State Ex- enslon meeting in Little nock this vcek. Well—this is all for a good cause, I will be better informed and more iblc to advise your farm organtza- .lons arid you personally. World Food Situation •That Is the theme of our annual conference—and a very interesting one, too. Only two countries In the world are increasing food production . .-. only two that are increasing fodci production faster than the birth rate: 1 the good old USA and Turkey! ' . ' . . • . Even fabulous Argentina went crazy with agricultural controls,' dlled 'their fanners' incentive to produce and they are rationing beef In Argentina today! The nation that once WEI the beef capital of the , world. j Sit down to the table tonight, look 1 thq family in the eyes and say, "Kldfi, you can eat what you want and need In the foreseeable years to come, thanks to an amazing agriculture In free America, "God, help us to keep it that way imd we will give You all the credit." What's the Future? It was a bit uncertain in Seattle. It was'obvious In several speakers that there is much sincere optimism that agriculture could now re- imiln free, productive anci profitable. More than 6.000 farmers from all states and Puerto Rico attended tho National Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Seattle. It was an inspiring and encouraging sight. By argument, debate, persuasion and finally compromise they agreed on a national program and set of resolutions for 1953 that you 'in Mississippi County' will approve of for the most part. Support Trices Farmer! were alerted today against "mystery" deaths occurring among livestock. Such deaths, says the American Foundation for Animal Health, could be thte first warning of secret bacteriological warfare, or of Inroads by a fast-spreading disease new to the area, or of a new flarcup of an old disease which could endanger both human beings and livestock, in the locality . Any deaths from "mystery" causes should be reported Immediately'to the local veterinarian or to state veterinary officials, the Foundation advised, Because more than 100 animal diseases may be transmitted to human beings, an outbreak could riculture, showed that corn, peaches, pecans, sweet potatoes, hay-and lespetlczu hay crops all suffered from Inst summer's drouth. The oat yield, Wyland said, set record of 32,5 bushels to the acre— the highest yield per acre since the state hcgnn keeping records In lfi63. Soybean production In the state reached 13,856,000 bushels this year which compared with 12,140,000 The new resolution said, In effect, bushels last year. fussy. Use a cloth rather.than runners, so it 'won't, have EV cluttered appearance. Make the table .decorations traditional, fall red candles and holly banked against the wall or tall candles in graduated size'to catch the color of the table decorations. ; - I The table arrangement will depend on the menu- Sometimes the entire meal — food, china, silver, napkins — Is placed on the table. G\ie.sts . serve'" themselves and sit where they please, Often small trays are provided for each guest/ especially when they must-hold the food on their laps. If you plan to Include 'men guests, provide some sort -of -table, cither small folding ones or card tables. Instead of placing the entire meal on the table .many hostesses like to set up card tables for the guests to eat on. Silver, napkins and beverages are usually placed on the table, The small tables may repeat the same color scheme mid decorations that:are used on the buffet tabje. - , IT'S TIME TO — Mulch the roses. Plow the 'vegetable garden area now to,make ah earlier spring gnr^ den posFible. , ' • Start the young children in the family on an allowance, teaching them io' divide their• .money into saving, spending and sharing account. Develop tolerance of mistakes of others. Destroy hibernation quarters of insects by disking: ditch banks, turn rows and field borders. Keep your Christina tree in four inches of salt water, to keep It from drying out ai)d to' lessen' fire danger. , ; . H" We'll go along with no per cent parity supports, on basic crops for the next two years as promised by Congress, but In the meantime,' let's all give serious study to the need and possibilities of revamping the means of calculating parity." Foreign Trade ' • An exceedingly strong resolution was passed asking the government and American people to study, understand and support a stronger foreign trade policy, to 'develop a freer trade among nations and to reduce tariffs. ' • ' • (Cotton and wheat farmers must export a great deal in order to exist. Your cotton jiric« .slump now is primarily the result of a breakdown iri our export programs.) , llcscarch and Extension The lack of growth In agricultural research in recent years is most deplorable. Speakers all over.- the land are talking 'this subject. And they say the extension service must be improved strengthened to keep new ideas and the products of research before all farmers Well, it's too long to tell about In this column. . > .Come see me and I'll tell you more about the convention. . State's Form Crops Decline Five Per Cent -LITTLE ROOK W|—Arkansas' total production of farm crops declined only about five per cent thla year despite the severe'drouth' Acting Agricultural ' Statistician Lester Wilanri said yesterday. The state's fnrmers set records In tota production of soybeans and ylelc per ncre in oats. However, production figures an nounce'd by the EScpartriient of Ag Rice juinpcd from 2,025 pounds ier acre last year to 21)75 this ycnr. roUtl production \vn.s 12.642,000 bags of 100 pounds this year as compared to 11,934,000 last. year. endanger the health of »• farmer's family and his neighbor!. In addition, tho disease could b« spread throughout the nation by modern means of rapid transpor- tnllon, endangering livestock over wide nreas. The Foundation referred to recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease In Mexico and Canada to emphasize how one unreported case could threaten this nation's livestock industry. With reference to biological warfare, the Foundation said that, "In times of in- tei-natiorml tension farmers must be doubly vigilant." v It wns suggested that the owner have a veterinarian examine any animal which dies suddenly so the cause of death may be deter- mincri. If tho death resulted from a hlghlj'-tnCectloUB disease, state nnd federal officials snould be notified BO protective measures could be started. "Jt Is no disgrace to have animal herds or poultry flocks Infected with, contagious disease," the. Foundation said. 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