The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 17, 1951
Page 9
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FWDAY, AUGUST tT, 1»91 8LTTHEV1LMB, (ARK.) COURTEH K PAGE mm FARM NEWS A "° REVIEW •BCOBDINO PUKE CORN—What happened when » newsman started out to learn whether corn re»ll from *ofajt you can hear it i».shown above near Madison, WiJi- Project was pet of Herb Jacobs (center), fi aditor o( Madison Capital Times. Holding microphone at right Es Robert S. Heeler, editor of farm science re port* ot University of Wisconsin, which aided experiment. Charles Piper, radio Station WIBA engineer (left handle* tape recorded which provided answer: yet, you can hear corn grow. (AP Wirephoto). On Missco Farms Voinli A»ent Keith J. Bilbrtr Recording of Corn Growth. Sounds Is Made by Wisconsin Expert UADMOH, Wi«., All*. IT. ••TMX jnvn. Including threi Unl- varaitjr of wisconiin experts, have Mid t*i»7 txltevi thejr'va heard •on (nw. A tap* recording of com growth Hunte waa available to lubstan- tUU tt» claim of a- newspaperman that th«r« wa» a but* to support, «a «4d a»w that 'if. <o hot you •Ml alBKxt h«ar thl corn grow- WELL PAINTED HOMES took better— have less up- Phone for estimate. I. C. Robinioit Lbr. Co. Ing." "If that wasn't corn growing that we heard I'd sure like to know what it was," Robert S. Heeler, assistant professor of agricultural journalism and editor of the college of agriculture! farm science reports, declared after he witnessed and heard a recording of the stunt. "Wh«n background no»es subsided, you could hear that corn growing," Verner S. Suoml, associate professor of meteorology said. Tht project originated with Herbert Jacob*, telegraph editor and farm news editor of the •, Capital Times. A fiat tire on hU car on a quiet country road spawned the Idea. Near a corn Held, he swore he heard mapping, crackling noises. Jacobs enlisted expert farm and recording service to experiment. A 100-acre stand of university- raised corn wa« picked for a test, conducted on a warm, quiet night. We Now Have Complete Stock •f L«darl« Scrums and Virus. S«« MS for your livestock needs. Syringe* Furnished K1RBY DRUG 2nd. * Main L.K. ASHGRAFT CO. Railroad & Chtrry fhon* 4493 In the center of the field equipment for wind and temperature n formation was available, as well a electrical power for recording evices. Prof. Norman P. NeSrt. agronomist and geneticist, told Jacob* that 5Orn makes W per cent of It* growth during the nighttime and will grow as much u two to five nches In on« night. Recording equipment wai carried 300 feet into the field near a 100- oot tower used In agricultural studies. Microphones were carried deep "nto the corn rows, Wing gauges 10 feet high showed 10 wind speed at corn taasle heighl when the recordings were made Ground level temperature was 6: degrees. Beeler, Neal, Jacobs anc :he other recognized and discounted other noises, like * cricket near one microphone, a 'mosquito* neai another and a plan* overhead m recordings continued. Sound tapes were played back a the scene. Listeners heard occa sionnl crackling! they said the Identified u thf,., sound of corn growing. "Under no elxcumitanee* there enough wind to cause rustling of the corn and there was no we ther background noise," Prof Suo mf said. BT WOODY R. JACKSON ! Assistant County A<enl for Keith J. Bllbrrr, County Agent Farm Orjanintlon A large delegation from North i&sUfiippi County heard Allan Kline, President of the American 'arm Bureau, .u he addressed a arge group at the Riverside Speedway in West Memphis Wednesday night. Mr. Kline repeated Ihe warning of other groups interested stable price of cotton, to put cotton in the loan and feed it to the market gradually. Mr. kline said tht 'American way" of producing « much or little of various commodities as the farmer sees fit and spending what he getR from those products in the manner he decide* best, has stood the test of time and will alway. be fundamental In keeping America free. W. E. Hagan, Gerald Cas.sidy, Jo Seibert, Bill McLeod, W. R. Jack son, O O. Stivers, L. V. Waddel and several others attended th meeting. Cotton Mcken, Maybe The Stat e Extension Service ! working with the Employment Ser vice In an effort to st«er additiona cotton pickers to this area for th harvesting season. ITLOBC of y o who will need "foreign" labor mlgh writ* » card to this offic* and w will forward the Information to LH e Rock. Your requests will hel ve an overall estimate of t h umber of workers needed. Research Some of you will want to attend le annual study day at the Cot- ai Branch Experiment Station, 'arlanna. This will be an all day Dinner on th« ground" meeting, tmraday, Au gust JO, Is the d at«. Topics that will be of interest to ou are: Cotton varieties and re- earch; soybean varieties; herbicl- 1 oils; cotton production—fertll- rs and irrigation. As in the past, ou may feel fret to stay for only portion of the program that Is pplicabte to your farming program. Bean Leaf Beetles Some damage to soybeans !• b«- Purina's New Complete Ratiion Plans help get MORE EGGS from MODERN HENS (than last year's plan) Most modern hens are hred to lay lots of eggs—200 (o 250 a year. Yet many, many hens are not laying even near tjieir hred-in capacity because of poor ration. Many poultry-men are getting more of these eggs with the help of one of these feeding plans. 1. Purina I.ayena Checker-Ells—fed in open hoppers at all times. 2. Purina Layena Mash—fed in open hoppers at all times. Top feed Purina Layena Checkers two or more times daily. S. When pullets are coming into production or in rases of unsatisfactory production or poor body condition, top feed new Purina Poultry Booster Checkers in place of l.ayena Checkers. Ask us for full details on hftw one of these plans may fit your needs. 2 County Agents Are Appointed LITTLE ROCK. Art.. Aug. IT. — Two appolntrcenta of county Exten s!on personnel was announced th week bj Aubrey D; aGtes. asocla director, Agricultural Extenslo Service. William Eugene Wooda assistant county agent In Pulas count" the j»st two jeara. h»a bee named actlnj county agent for YP county. He replaces Cleo J. Zason. wh was granted military leave. Charles JJ. Wood, recent B.S. iff done over the county by the fan leal beetle. This beetle varies rom red to yellow in color, about ne-fifth to one-Iourth inch long ith foiir blacfc spot* on the Inside •dges ol wing covers. There Is a lack band all around the outer edge of the wing cover. They'have Ix legs and a pair of jointed feelers hat start from the forehead and weep outward. According to experiments, these beetles can destroj ne-fourth of the leaf surface with- >ut cutting yield of beans, if you hillk they are approaching the damaging stage and are wondering what to control them with: 10 pounds of five percent DDT dust cr one-half pound of actual DDT per acre in a spray mixture. As you have noticed, late beans are being damaged more than those approaching maturity. Bollworm According to the Extension Entomologist, bollworms are more numerous in South Arkansas than at any time In the past nine years. One field In Ashly County wa> found to have 104 small worms and 44 eggs on each 100 terminals. Tills will remind us to continue scouting nud to apply insecticides when small worms are found. Teji lo fifteen pounds pf ten per cent DDT will control them, Iron the Easy Way. THOR GI,Ai)lRON — $59.95. Toil two weeks free. I. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Its so easy to repair and remodel if you use our Budget Plan. Only 10% cash and .'!() mo«. to pay balance. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. BIG-CAPACITY f or IFTIC1EHCY IH BRIDGE-TRUSSED for STREN6TH JOHN DEERE PORTABLE ELEVATOR raduate at the Uniferilty of Ark- nsas, haa been named assistant ounty agent for Lawrence county with headquarters at Walnut Ridge. Read Courier New. Classified Ads 15 cu. ft. Coolerator Deep Frees* complete and guaranteed hut slightly (hop- worn $422.50 I. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. KILLS JIHNSIN GRASS, IERK1IU nd mwvf other grout* end w*cd». DM troys w**d roots . . . prevents r*growth. M convenient powder form; easy to mix for M« at 0 spray. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. New! OLIVER Model 33 Self-Propelled Grain Master A reVI profit-producer for jjrowets of grain, beans, ttcdt and tuitom operator! ii tht Olivej Model 53 Self.Propellefl 12-Foot Grain Matter. Modern gtain-saving and time-uving fuiuiu include tix fonvard >peed>, hydraulic header lift, *emi- . ttvoliing reel, flat-deck rotary itraw walked, and a 4J-bu>hel grain tank that dump* on the "jo." Stop in and weMJ ihow you auch exclusive mechiniitni aa the double-clutch power tal«- off thai controla ground travel and thrcah- ing speed independently. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. Ray Harrison Johnny Yowif 416 C. Main Phon* 6129 Reol Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Farm B«st Service—Best Terms TERRY Absrracr & Realty Co. 213 Walnut Phont 2381 You'll store more loads in less time . . . handle more bushels at lower cost with a big-capacity, bridge-trusittt John Deete Portable Klcvator. The roomy receiving hopper takes fast feeding with less waste . . . large steel Rights linked to heavy steel chains move large loads of ear corn, small grain, and biled hay or straw into the bin or barn in fro'm three to six minutes. Bridge-trussed construction provides extra strength and rigidity for years of dependable service. ' The John Deere Portable Elevator with new rocker- type dump is easy to transport and set. The dump cradl* is extra-wide to handle large wagorvi and two«row» mounted corn pickers. See u> for details. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 BlythivilU EASY TO INSPECT AND ADJUST NEW MASSEY-HARRIS "26 AND "27" SELF-PROPELLEDS ARE THE EASIEST COMBINES TO OPERATE •ft Ecu* o/ operation ... convenience ... «af«tT ... ai« ju»t natural retain of th* common cenae combine construction of th« new Ma»8ey-Harr» S«li-Prop«Ueda. Tak» that big, easy to fill gas lank. It'» ]u»t elbow height and holds •nough to take you over many an acre without refill. The big grain tank is another important advantage. Only a matter of •econdi to unload th« 45 bushel tank on lh» "26"; or lh« 60 bushel tank on th« "27." Easily reached control! . . . you bet! Everything is right there before you; threahing controls, speed, •tarter, electric table lift, brake and clutch pedals, all are within easy reach. Convenient inspection panels provide fast, «uie check up and lubrication on vital part*. You always have dependable operation. Extra Large traction wheels take the bounce and jar out of rough fields . . . take a good firm grip in •oft ground conditions for faster harvesting. And the electric table liii lets you take as much or as little straw a* you like. You can skim Ihe ground or lake the heads. Special springs cushion lowering and prevent damage or digging in. Wilh the "26" or "27" on your farm you gel more production . . . easier, [aster operation because you cover more acres in less lime, more profitably. Stop in and get acquainted with these amazing, new Massey-Ham's Self-Propelleds. Ask about Balanced Sepaiationl 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway «1 Phon. 2142

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