The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 11, 1947
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PAfcfc SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 11, I'JTT SuggestoBs For; Better Farming' Featured ; For>!This Section's Progressive Farmers. . ' FARM NEWS-PEA 7 URES Published Every Friday in the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. JayceesOffer EdCritz Trophy As Top Award in Soybean Yield Contest for North Missco Area In honor of tile' man that playrd a major role in the introduction of the* soybean to Mississippi County, first place winner in the Mississippi County soybean yield contest ^111 receive as one of the top The'^EiTcrltV," trrfphy. prlws, Mr.' Critz was county agent in Mississippi County In Ihe late 20's and early 30's and recevied national recognition for soybean test yields held by him in Mississippi County. He Is now District £>oll Conservationist at Faycltcvillc. As well as the trophy, first place winner in the contest will receive Get a on the hb $100 for the honor. Second ami third place winners will receive $73 and $25 rpspt-exively. | Tlie (OnU'sl, Die first u( Us kln.l ill (He county. Is iKine sponsored by the iilytlievillc Junior Chamber of {'olimii'rcc and will be jinlRi'cl by members of the Af- rlciillurr ('iniiinltlw of tlic organization. The .layi-ors also sponsor Hie annual National Cotton Picking conicsl. Objectives of the coiilciiL are fivefold. They me :<!> to find what contributes to good yields <2- Keep farmers posted on lop yielding va- rletlo.s (3) get s'.ill larger percentage of fanners to,use soybeans In rotallou (1) increase total soybean production and money value of the county und (5> help the county gain National recognition. Official rules and regulations of the contests were completed this week. They are: Eligibility — "«>' farmer In Mississippi County will be eligible to enter the contest but only one entry per field will be accepted. Enrollment—Farmers wishing 4° enter the contest should write directly to the Agriculture committee 'of the Junior chamber of Commerce for entry blanks. Entry blanks will also be available at the County Agent's office. Entry blanks muS: be post marked not later than June 1. Area—At least five acres in one continuous rectangular plot arc necessary for a farmer to enroll In tlic contest. Small acreage will nol be considered for enrollment. 55 Enrolment Fee Expenses—An entry fee of $5 must accompany the entry blank. This fee Is Intended to defray n Farmers Hope to Again Employ Mexicans to Pick Missco Cotton ,• Almost every hour In the clay you wilt find a good -use for the "Jeep" as a truck, light tractor, runabout or jmobile power unit. With iis mighty Willys-Overland • "Jeep" Kngineand powerful 4-wncel-drive, you can go (most anywhere in a "Jeep," on or off the road ... in ifair weather or in'oul. i Get a "Jeep" on the job. It will pull plows, har- {rows, seeders, mowers; tow 5,500-lb. trailed payloads; •haul 800 Ibs. The "Jeep" will carry men and tools [ucross town or to hard-to-get-at places in a jiffy. • Wherever it goes, its pciwer take-off is ready to run lyour machinery right on the'job. Come and sec what |the amazingly versatile H-purpose "Jeep'- can do .for you. Mexican labor for Ihe cotton picking season will, by all Indications, return lo Mississippi Coun,y this fall, II. 11. Slicppnrd, [arm labor assistant of the county extension service said today. Mr. Sheppard pointed out that the farmers at this vicinity were Canning Sugcr Must be Saved From Ali owes nee Miss Cora L?e Columan, home demonstration agent, today, urged housewives to begin now to save sugar lor canning purposes. Tiici;e will be no special s:auip issued this pleased with the Mexican labor last Full and that the Texas Mexicans were satisfied with the price they received for their labor. Planters who "borrowed" cotton pickers from Texas last year lived up to every promise they made,' Spiing for tanning, she advised. 1 511 m MIGHTY '.?!EP' AT POOLE MOTOR COMPANY v Formerly HOLLY MOTOR CO. f ELLIS POOLE, Owner and Operator Phone 49 < Steele, Mo. Yotir protection i» our first consideration. Our unnlyaio of your needs IB made in close hnrmony with the amount you run spend. We place your insurance with SOUND companies. Upon this solid foundation, our .business was built. NOBLE GILLi AG EN C V CC.ENCOE HOTCL BLO&. PHONE '.? I portion of the expenses of the contest. Production methods — Production methods will be entirely an individual matter from which It Is hoped tlic contest will develop much helpful Information. Records — Record forms will be mailed each contestant Immediately upon receipt of his application. These record forms must he completed for collection by the harvesting committee at harvest time. A separate record form must he kept on eacli field entered In the contest. Harvesting — Harvesting will be done prior 10 December 1 this year. The harvesting should he done with a combine just as other commercial lots of soybeans are handled. Each contestant will bo responsible for furnishing a combine io harvest his beans. The harvesting committee will be responsible for supplying the measurement or the area to be harvested and a representative ot Iho committee must be present at the harvesting operation. Tlic area must be measured prior to August 15. Determining Yields — Yield determinations will be made from the data submitted by the harvesting committee. Final yields will be calculated on the basis of dry soybeans, moisture content to be same ns number 2 grade. A representative two-pound sample of the harvested beans shall be placed in an airtight container and brought in for moisture test. Awards—The awards in this contest will be based on actual average yield per acre of Number 2 beans, quality, prade and moisture content considered. First three place awards will be as follows: First place, $100 and Ed Critf. trophy, second place $75 and third place $25. the first place trophy is to he held by the winner until next year's winner is announced, unless the iirst year winner wins three consecutive years after which time the trophy will be in his possession permanently. The winners of the contest will be announced at the first Jaycee meeting after December 1. cows over to crews to d ry ollt unc | er the children could have EGGS A DOLLAR A DOZEN? '•ii^Z'.;: -> .' -• •-•--..• . f . t - ' if. , Lagging Chick Sales Point to Shortage of Eggs and Poultry by Fall as Expected Surpluses Fail to Develop. How much money could you make next fall if eggs were selling for a dollar a dozen? It could could happen, in fact, in New York last week, the President of the Butter and Egg Merchants' Association said it may happen. -ii IT MAY HAPPEN-WHY? i r Because every sign today points tn a shortage of eggs and poultry next -fall. Two months ago . . . even 30 days ago . . . nobody would have believed such a prediction. Folks were talking of an egg surplus; The "Government said it would support the price of eggs. But what has happened . . .? : | These Facts Point to High Egg and Poultry Prices THERE IS NO SURPLUS. Eggs are disappearing ns fast as they are being laid. And far too lew baby chicks are being started to moot the demand 1'or poultry and eggs next fall. Poultry experts don't need a crystal ball to predict this coming short age and high eggs and poultry prices. They just look at these cold facts of the U. S. Department of Agriculture which tell the story: * . -•- -* \. : At the season when eggs would normally lie moving into storage in great volume, stocks of shell eggs are dwindling. ; In February this reduction amounted to 70,000 cases. On March 1 there was only about half an egg in storage for every American. A year ago there were 1 '/> million cases—about 7 limes as many. ,, 2. : Frozen: eggs in storage decreased Ivy 7 million pounds in February as compared to an increase ot G : million "pounds in February a year ago. 3. ; Egg production in February was <1^ below a year ago due to O'r fewer layers. ; ' " 4. I-Americans arc eating cgys at a record rate because of high purchasing power and high meal -. prices. 5. 'There were 55 million fewer chickens on farms January 1 than there were a year ago. G. - Virtually all signs point to an excellent grain pro-diicing season in 1!V17 which normally means lower .feed prices. A record wheat crop and another 3 billion bushel corn crop are forecast. \- IT'S A GOOD YEAR TO START CHICKS ^ y Yes eggs may sell for a dollar a dozen next fall, but you'll have to start chicks this spring ... to cash in an this golden opportunity. Our advice is to buy good chicks and start them right. Feed them Purina Chick Slartena and gel them off ; to a flying start. It's America's Favorite Chick Starter for Life and Growth and this year it's the best MllVltlri . ai-nv ***nr)n ' according to C. Holm. Texas labor supervisor. They even did more •or the Latm-'Americail crews than they promised, Mr. Holm said pointing out that in some instances they turned so that the milk. 3,500 Used in Missco Area The conditions nnder which Arkansas obtained about 15,000 pickers, 3500 of which came to Mississippi County, were outlined by Mr, .Holm in a recent Texas Extension Service publication and re-! leased through the Mississippi | County, were outlined 'by Mr. Holmin a recent Texas Extension Service publication and released through 1 the Mississippi County Extension' "Seivk-c. Since Texas had a short, cotton crop last year while Arkansas and other southern stales j had good yields, arrangements to shift cotton pickers to areas of la-1 bor need were made through the extension service. .States obtaining Texas I;<b3rwere asked to treat the migrants fairly, see that tliry had decent housing, facilities and fuel and water were 'available. 'The Arkansas Extension Service sponsored meetings of; planters and county agents in ad-1 vance of the cotton season explaining the conditions under which . the labor had been recruited. Farm hrbor assistants from Texas served as interpreters during the picking season and brought about a better understanding between the employer and his workers. Information stations were maintained on highways near Little Rock, Walnut Ridge and Forrest City during the cotton picking season. Spanish speaking interpreters were constantly available at these stations to furnish guidance and direction to migrant workers. The Texas .Mexicans have indicated that they liked working in Mississippi County and surrounding delta country and plan to return for the 1947 cotton picking season. Camping Facilities to be Provided Overnight camping facilities are being provided for migrant la'xir at several rpots on Highway G7. The Arkansas Extension Service has made available for their use, showers, cooking shelters, lights ind other conveniences. $jThe Mexican labor was one of Jjie Mississippi Count yfnrmer's /greatest assets during the 1340 sea$oh, Mr. Sheppard pointed out. If it had not been for the Texas labor a lot of farmers would still be snapping their cotton, he said. Plans are being formulated b; the extension service for the vc- turn of the labor next fall bu Mr. Sheppard stated that he tlit not know ha'.v many would be available for work in Mississippi County. Miss coleman pointed out that in lose their original quality. Remove the •bonrds from the foundation ventilators to.' aikr.v air house. he past the OPA issued stamps at ' Read Courier News Want Arts, canning time for this' purpose but ' under the new system, 10 pounds arc allowed each person per stamp instead of the previous five. The 10 pounds issued wi:h each stamp will include tile ration for both household and canning sugar, she ] stated. j One 10-pound' stamp became • valid April and another will be- | come effective July 1. These 20 pounds will have to last until Oct. 1, she warned, and must take care ! of canning fruits and vegetables, as i well as household uses. a Head Courier News Want Ads OGDEN Redeemed and Sacked 3 IbtO Hnscliiiul, Ark. Purina ever made. L K. ASHCRAFT CO. Block South of Depot Blytheville, Ark. modernized tractor servicing facilities the once-over. Stop in the next time you're in town and look over the complete set-up of equipment we have, all specially designed for servicing John Deere tractors. It's one reason why it will pay you to have us do your service work. Talk with our fnctorv-lrained £°rv- man. can keep your tractor in first-class condition. We'll grind the valves . . . tigh'ten. "all loose parts . . . clean the carburetor and oiling system . . . give' the engine a thorough tuning-np . . . or handle any other servicing job your tw.ctor may need— all at a price that will surprise you. See us now— you'll find it well worth your white. Missco Implement Co. Osceolu — Blytlieville Form Agents' Tips -IT'S TIME TO— Consider the amount of Hvcstoc to 'be kept on the farm durin the - year, and plant enough lee crops to furnish a well biianccdj ration for the livestock. Buy that fire extinguisher and -hang it in a convenient location in the farm shop. Spray livestock with DDT to control hornflies and mosquitoes. . Spray farm buildings witn DDT to -control houseflies, mosquitoes nnd stableilies. I First plantings of some of the warm weather crop such as bush beans, pole beans, sweet corn and okra may be made. I Prepare good seed beds before planting crops. Bedding of the sweet potato crop in North Arkansas should oc completed. 4-H Club boys and girls plannin to show fat barrows this spring should begin now to train one fit their animals for s hov:. Treat cotton seed with Ceresan Gather the eggs often. As t.h weather gels warmer eggs <iuickl> Keller Aid to Housekeeping Rent Our Hew FLOOR POLISHER Mississippi Co. Lumber Co. Phone 4445 THE FOR T T HE proverbial Jack-of-all-tradcs was master of none. The modern world of science and technology passed him by. The same principle applies to farm tractors. The tractor that docs a wide variety of jobs unsatisfactorily can't possibly produce the greatest results at the least cost in any job. • But that's what the farmer — particularly the small operator—has got to do to meet postwar competition: he's got to /»W.vce the most jood possible tritb the least effort atid, consequently, tit the lowest cost. The farmer with 10 acres in truck crops needs one kind of tractor. The farmer with 100 acres in wheat alone needs another kind—or, as is usually the case, two or more different tractors. The tractor which docs a good job on the i Great Plains may be useless in the I rice territory. And so it goes. Cotulitions of climate, the lay of the lant" and the character of soils in the difl'erer parts of this vast country, together \vu wide variations in the nature of croi>s an the size of operations, combine to (>rc ducc wide differences in the rc(|uiremen'.L for tractors. Harvester's policy is to mete all these requirements. That is why Harvester's postwar line includes a great variety of Farmalls and other specialized tractors and attachments rathe/ than a single tractor with a single system of tools. Every tractor in the line was developed after scientific research and testing tinder actual operating conditions showed the specifications needed for efficiency and economy. Every llnri-estcr-bitilt tractor is the "Him rigbi machine for its particular job. 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