The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1949
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SIX BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1949 , , forest Official Urges Proper Rotation \ Head of Sedimentation Section Addresses Engineers' Meeting OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Aplil 22 —Reductions of up to 95 percent can b« effected in losses from corn, soybean and cotton land by proper rotations and tillage practice, the head of the sedimcnlntioii section of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service In . Washington, D.C., told the American Society of Civil Engineers at opening session ol Its four r day spring meeting here Wednesday. "Experimental data from plots and small watersheds Indicate possible reductions of from 65 to 85 percent In soil losses from these crops,, depending on the nature of soils, slopes, and practices used," L. C. Oottschalk asserted In an address delivered before the Hydraulics Division of the 96-year-old Society, oldest national engineering organization in the country. Some 800 engineers and guests are attending the nine technical division sessions which got under way In Hotel Btltmorc Wednesday, Outlining methods used by the Soil Conservation Service In accumulating data on rates of sediment production from drainage basins, Mr. Gottschalk told the engineers: Need of Stirvej-s Stressed "The time has come when we need to emphasize not why surveys should be made but how and where they ars to be carried out. There Is a need for standardizing methods of making reservoir sedimentation surveys so that the results obtained by various federal and state agencies are comparable and useful to all. "In general, the purpose of n reservoir sedimentation survey Is to measure the accumulated volume of sediment In a reservoir during the period of, storage record. This Information is useful for: <n Determining the prevailing and probable future sedimentation damages to a particular reservoir; (2) In combination with similar data from other reservoirs and suspended-loud measurement*, evaluating the effects of watershed and climatic factors on the rate of sedimentation; and (3) preparing regional sediment-production indices for developing design data. "One of the objectives of the reservoir from the sedimentation standpoint of surveys the Soil Conservation Service Is to evaluate the effects of climatic and watershed factors on the rate of sediment production from a watershed. Such data are needed for determining 'the extent of sedimentation dam- Waning Water Supply Worries King Ranch More Than Stock Price Drop arm ers By William C. Barnard KINGSVILLE, Tex. M'j—Declin- ing livestock prices aren't worrying the fabulous King Ranch nearly so much as Its waning water supply. The biggest Ijeef-producmg ranch In the world is a 076,000-acrc domain which ships 20,000 cattle to market annually. The ranch doesn't buy high-priced cattle on speculation—it breeds and raises its own. It buys little high-priced feed— King n.incli cattle cut grans So Die ranch Isn't caught In any jam between buyer and seller market. But when It comes to water It has cause for concern. The South Texas water table lias dropped alarmingly and you can't depend on rain. "A cow drinks 10 gallons of water per day," said Dr. James K Northway, famed King Ranch veterinarian, "and It takes plenty of water to grow the Brass they eat." The ranch has built earthen dlvcr.slon- flry riaiH.s in three streams to flood thousands ol acres of ranchlund in periods of heavy rain. The Hooded soil is treated chemically to boost ts fertility and planted in clovers «nri such grasses as giant bi'r/nufia, yellow bluestem and rhodes. "When I came here In 191n," said Northway. "many artesian wells iverc flowing. Now. In some wells uround KlngsvlHo, water Is 117 feet ueiow the surface. That's an Idea of how the water table has dropped." npcs to downstream developments, Tor determining the nnurc and loc- atloti of control men sure. 1 ;, and for developing sediment-production indices useful in Llie design ol reservoirs nnd other \vrUer-ut!HznUan projects. Clfmfife Studied Therefore, no detailed sedimentation survey is mrute without at least a reconnaissance study, iuul preferably n detailed study of the cl linn tic and watershed conditions which affect the rnte of sedimentation ( In a particular reservoir. For any given climatic and soil condition. the following factors affect the rate of sediment productions: Size drnlungc nren, < .slopes, and M) limd channel Expert PLUMBING and ELECTRICAL WIRING density. Size of drainage area and land use are the predominant factors, and these are carefully determined whenever possible from aerial photographs and field inspection. Studies are now in progress to evaluate climatic nml watershed factors separately for the development ol design data and for determining the amount of reduction in reservoir sedimentation that can be brought "hbnnt by watershed nnri channel-control measures. For .example, in humid areas most of the sediment deposited In reservoirs Is derived from sheet erosion on cropland, particularly from inter-tilled crops such as corn, soybeans, cotton etc. Experimental data from plots and small watersheds indicate that proper rotations nnd tillage practices can effect a reduction of from 65 to 95 percent of the soil losses from these crops, depending on the nature of soils, slopes, and practices used In more arid areas, sediment Is derived mainly from channel erosion. which requires channel struct ures for adequate sediment control Tuesday Is the day for i.ssiiln patients in the U.S. patent office patents in the TJS. patent office days of (he week. SCREEN DOORS We have plenty Ponderosa Pine. of Screen Doors In While Also Galvanized, Bronze and Aluminum Wire. Good Selection of Designs, iill si/.es in slo^k, Priced Rich!. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. It has been estimated that the 75 artesian wells and 225 windmills ol the King Ranch supply enough water dally [or a city of 23,000 persons. The 80,000 head of cattle and the 2,800 quarter horses on the ranch quench their thirsts at USD brimming troughs. Rainfall on the ranch averages stout 31 Inches a year. "But It may Bo for six months without raining," said Northway, The inch, a bit; business with « businesslike altitude toward ranchlr.g, has spent many decades »l lHanniiiB for the ftilnre. After years of experiment t evolved Its own breed o( Simla Gertrudls rattle (approximately thrce-clghU Bruhinn and fivc-ciu-hths Short- fiorn). very large cattle with a very fine Ijecf conformation. Sanla Ger- trudls cattle lake the southwest hrat well; they are hardier and grow heavier on grass feeding than liny- other breed. Tile ranch also developed its own strain or quarter-horses lor Its expert Vaqueios (cowboys) to ride and experimented many years to perfect strains of Brasses for its fine livestock. Commenting on the livestock price decline, Dr. Norlhwnv said: '"We arc on a production basts. We breed, raise and market entile. The fellows caught by the decline arc the ones who buv high-priced c,itl!e to fatten and buy high- priced cattle to fatten and buy high-priced feed to fatten them on A fat cow Is Just as perishable as a ripe peach. When she's ready for market, she's ready—and the man who paid too much for the cow and her feed loses money when the livestock market drops." And. too, the King Ranch has vnrlcri Its interests. It docs no farming but it has -too oil wrtls NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the u.iderslgned has (lied with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer nt retail on the premises described us 418 N. 6th St Blytheville. Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has oecn revoked within live years last past-, and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this stnte. or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of July. 1949, and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1D50 Connie Eskridtre. Applicant. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of April, 1940. Mrs. Marshall Blackard, (SEAL) Notary Public. My Commission expires: 3-9-53. 22 Study Days Scheduled by Agri Stations Ark., April 22 M'j— A schedule of 22 special study days lor (he main Agricultural Experiment station here and the four bench stations a,. Batravillc, Hope nfurlnniiii, and Stuttgart, was announced recently by Dr. Lipnert S. Ellis, director and dean of the University of Arkansas College of AKriculHire. Study days arc annual affairs, at which time (he public la Invited to come in and witness the of research work being carried on in many phases or agriculture and home economics. At the Main Station In Fayette- villw, May 4, 5, and 6 have been set, aside ax visiting days for 4-II Club members and Future farmers of Amcrira May 2fi will be Small Owing Study Day and July 28 will feature livestock and forage, both days being for the general public. The 1 Livestock and Forestry Blanch Experiment Station (it rjatc.svillc will hold four study days: May 18 and 10 for 4-H Club and P. F .A. members, with the general public being Invited for Small Grain.' Day on May 20 and Livestock and Forage Day on August 19. Six special days have been scheduled at the Fruit and Truci Branch Station at Hope. May 10 Is ffr F. F. A. members, May 11 for Nr-pro youths nnd adults, and M,\y 12 will be Veterans Day. June 23 and 30 are for 4-H Club mem- bcis and July 1 for the general public. 'flie Cotton Branch Station at Marlai:na will entertain 4-H members on July 15 and 16, and the general jmbllc on August 25. The follovinK day, August 26, will be for Negroes. Three study days arc scheduled .for the Ric« Branch Station at Stuttgart. May 17 Is genera! Small Grains Study Day. and July 13 is for 4-H Club and F. F. A. members. Rice larmcrs will be interested In the general study day on August 24. Oldest Rolling Stock Still Rolling T» "r\' y**t*i "•nr'f-fv —••>-,.. ,»*„,„_.,,, .__-.. „ , , - ?VT ._ T . ^ _ m ^,,,, „ „„ .. Ihe oldest railway passenger car in North America, the "Bridal" Loach, is still moving right along—at Chicago's Railroad Fair Here tlie white car, given its name when a Canadian governor- fCeneral used it to convey his bride lo tlu'ir new dome in Nova Scotia in 1838, is drawn by the "John Hancock" engine at the fair's pageant. RADIO REPAIR NOMCC Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has [iled with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 1718 Rose St., Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that, he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of n felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that, no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws ol this slate, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July, 184a, and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1D50. Wardcll Griffin, Applicant. Subscribed and sworn lo before me this 21 day of April, 1949. Mrs. Marshall Blackard. 'SEAL) Notary Public My Commission expires: 3-9-53. i A relatively new family of organic chemical compounds, known i as fluorocarbons. promises to have many Important Industrial applications In the future, rangtiie from •ombustlon — icsktant hydraulic i fluids for airplanes to anesthetics, insecticides, and germicides. i 1 and 2-Day Service on Any J Make or Model I Reliable Workmanship ] I Phone 2642 j We Call For and Deliver I Fred Callihan ! Electrical Appliance Co. \ Authorized Motorola J Sales Service • 106 So. 1st. St. I Have At All Times For Sale several tractors and equipment, both new and used I have John Deere, Farmall Ford and other makes. I now have new ford tractors and equipment ready foi delivery at dealers' price I will trade for most anything Ton hare. Terms earj be arranged- See F. C. CROWE t mile south ot Braggadocio, Mo For Tough Mowing Jobs.. DEARBORN SIDE MOUNTED MOWER Used Iiy many highway departments ... so it must lie gautl! On your faun you'll want this heavy duly mower for cutting weeds along roads, lanes, hedges and fences . . . clearing heavy growth oft land you intend to crop ... or for mowing heavy hay a lot faster. Designed for the Ford Tractor. Your choice of 5 or 6 foot cutter har Iliat cuts anywhere from 45 degrees below or above \vheel level . . . lifted and lowered by Hydraulic Touch Control. You cnn turn square . . . Electric cutout switch shuts off engine when bar strikes an obstruction. -Even / cati !<5-»'.^^^IgV.j'"^ J j L ___ I'owt-rcd by qiu"ck-slariin£ <l-cyc!e gatoJinu engine (I/ 2 bp or 3 hp). [ * Full adjustable governor guarantee! accurate, dependable speed contra!. * 24" blade cuts right up to tree trunks, shrubs, fences, etc. | * Seamless steel tubing throughout frame injures light ruggedness. See the MASTER MOWER today at Blytheville Machine Shop Dealer ARKANSAS GROCER CO. Distributor TRACTOR We arc headquarters for Ford Tractors, Dearborn Famt Equipment, genuine parts and expert service. We are here to help you. Drop in any llm«- Russell Phillips Tractor Co. S. Division St. Allen Hardin, Mgr. Phone 2171 SHEET METAL WORK Duct work, blowpipes, suiter ... all types. For expert work call Taylor Layton, KS. 112 North First. Blyrheville Tin Shop Clinic 514 Main. Ulythcville, Ark. I'hone 2931 THE GRAMS COMPANY [\F\LTOI\S Real Estate - Mortice Loan>- Insurance OSCEOIV BLYTHEVIUF. Phone 521 Phone 3075 Break Up Clods •i^^^HH^MMBL- In Your Fields-- CULTIPACKERS •••«•••••• Now In Stock JACK ROBINSON IMPLEMENT CO. 500 East Main NOW IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! HEAVY JOHN DEERE TRACTOR SPIKE-TOOTH HARROWS Complete with Draw Bar The.SECRET of Rothrock's EXPERT Prescription Service Kothi-nck Drug Co. PHONE 1151 Fresh Dressed Hens & Fryers Fresh Country Eggs For Sale at AH We Also Pay TOP MARKET PRICES For Live Poultry Commercial Dressing Solicited Johns Produce Pho.4107 W. H'way 18 4 DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCHBIDG. BLYTHfeVILLEARK. Scott Alley SIGN & NEON SERVICE • Better Signs • Belter Service 808 \o. Franklin Phone 3203 MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 2371 South Highway 61 Phone 4464 A new sole to you: worn soles If applied by us means double ft'Cflr besides foolwenr that Is 'oally good looking .- QUflUTY SHO£ SHO , (Zl W. MAIM ST. P8ES£f*!PT!ONS Fresh Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug S fores Service — * That's Our Motto! We tpnre no ellort In providing an i'XTUA everyday prescription service uhi<-h means exlrn convenience to you Feel tree to call on us at any time Prompt delivery service Phone 507 WOODS DRUG STORE

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