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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 24, 1951
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1951 BLYTHEVrU.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIHl FARM NEWS AND REVIEWS<. Extension Service Refuses Part in USD A Policy Review LITTLE HOCK, Aug. £1. (AL>)— The Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service yesterday refused to participate in the Department of Agriculture's "Family Farm Policy Review." Aubrey D. Gales, associate, director of the Extension Service, said the methods ant procedures of the review—a survey to get farmer opinion on Department of Agriculture policies—"is not sound." In a letter to the Extension Serv- co-operation with county agricul-1 ministration, ice's county agents in Arkansas, Gates said the service was "too busy" to participate in the survey. A dispute over the survey flared into the open recently when Joe C, Harrtin of Grariy, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, charged that the survey is "an approach toward federalization of agriculture"—and attempt to infJi'C'TC Congress favorably toward some provisions of the Brannan plan. "The University ui Arkansas '.f which Extension Service is a part is not in sympathy with the methods and procedures being used in this attempt to secure farmer opinion." Gates said in his letter to the agents. "This was pointed out in a letter addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture by the president o* the university under date of July 21. 1951. "The procedure suggested by the secretary Is not sound either from : point of view of an educational Hjgram or of a research project, order to secure sound results, several months would be required to prepare for making a survey that would accurately reflect fanner opinion of national agricultural pol Ides and programs. The University of Arkansas, therefore, cannot• HS- sunie responsibility for taking the Initiative in making this survey tr for the results which may be obtained. To Be Completed by Sept. IS "It fully recognized that many activities at this time of the year, including lix'estock shows, (developing county agricultural programs tural committees, the cotton insect ministration, control program, 4-H club achievement banquets and enrollments, and special meetings, in addition to the regular duties with \vhicli the county agents are constantly faced, will claim the time of the county personnel in the weeks ahead." The survey, announced last week, must be complete:! by Sept. 13. Spearheading arrangements for j j the "family farm policy "review" nl Arkansas is the Production Market- in? Administration and J. L. Wright,' state chairman, said that he re- setted the opposition which has Topped up. "We are simply asking three que&- ions," he said. "We want to know| what services the Department of Agriculture is offering are good. what services are bad, and what is needed to better our services." Farmers Home Ad Rural EJectrificatioi Administration. Federal Crop In surance Corporation, and Conimo dity Exchange Authority.' Iron the Easy Way. THOU GLAD1RON—$59.95. Try it two weeks free. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. K.D.CLUBMEMOS by Mrs. Gertrude B. Ho lima n (Home IJemonstralloo Agent> All Farmers Included He said both farmers, whether members of any farm organization or not; bankers, rural school people Htid others interested in rum iving would be invited to the eown- -y meetings-to talk about the serv- ces and that all would be given an opportunity of free expression. He admitted, however, that the one drawback of the survey was the [act that it would be conducted b; workers of the various agencies of the Department of Agriculture. "This might result in our not being able to get some of the criticism we want, because some of tin farmers might be reluctant to crit On Missco Farms CuuntT Agent Keith i. Bilbrtj Don't del Scared By releasing the scory to (lie pa- cr lliis week on the outbreak of anthrax west, of Dell and on Big; they jet for it? Have you ever thought about how much Mississippi County farmers alone are losing by helping u> produce over 1G.OOO,- we had no intention of scar-1 000 bales of cotton? If cotton pi-Ice's tcize activities of the men In fron of them," he said. Agencies which were to partici pate In the survey meetings are th> Agricultural Research Admitiistra tion. Bureau of Agricultural Eco nomtcs. Co-Operntive Kxtensio Service, Office of Information, Pro duction and Marketing Administra tion, Soil Conservation Service Forest Service. Farm Credit Ad II D: Club Memo* By GERTRUDE B. HOL1MAN, Home Dem. Agent 4-11 Pcronsalily This week, three delegates froi j North Mississippi County attended the 4-H Leadership Camp on etit Jean Mountain. This camp is or outstanding 4-H members who ue good material (or leaders in .heir counties. It is a training in •ecreation and personality development. Our delegates were Doris Ken- lett, Leachville; Jo Alk,e Mc£.»uire, Yarbro; and Jim Taylor, Leachville. Shoe Ore How well white shoes survive the summer depends considerably - on how they >are cleaned. Shoes make dent in any (amity's clothing budget, and white shoes, which take so much cleaning, need to be treat ed so that they will last and look well. ing anyone. One of the results has been that a few folks got scared and went to market V'ith their beet cattle, perhaps befofe they were ready for market, ; I certainly do noi expect that anthrax will spread all over the xnmly but I would not be surprised if the disease does spread all the way up and down Big Lake and St. Francis, anywhere Big Lake water Ls carried. Once anthrax definitely gels on your premises, then you should vaccinate your cattle and horses every year, maybe for the rest of your Hie. Anthrax spores can still germinate and cause deitli after being •••red for more than forty years. If you are interested in more information about this disease, I wculd suggest that -you call Dr Jerome or some other graduate veterinarian. H's a Paradox Isn't it strange that the more cotton farmers produce, the less down ten cents a pound now from what they were last fall, that loss times a 250,000 bale ! infected spots throughout the county, Bean Beetles I Bean leaf beetles are doing more ' harm than usual to our soybean crop but it is too early to tell H general poisoning may be advisable. So far. mast of the harm is being done to the iate beans that were plntitcd the last of June and the first of July, Dress It Ui> If you want a nice green and attractive lawn this winter, net some winter rye gra5£ and throw it till* one county ivotlld represent a arom>d °" y ° l ". '* wl > ""V"^ n'l $12.500.000 lo.« Now, do you uusi- I lvvec " llow al ! d O; ' L , ' *ou doi t ness men in town see how vou lose « vcn "» ve lo " arr(w llle sccd " lto when the farmer loses? Maybe that loss would not be so bad if tlv? price of cotton goods went down in proportion. You just can't blame the American fanner for organizing in an attempt to got- more stability and security from their marketing operations. the soil. Do You Mean Tl? Floyd Crouch in the PMA Office tells me that you farmers have a!- re?dy as kerf for "prior approvals" for $118.000 in vetch seeding payments. At (he PMA payment, rale of twelve cents a pound fcr vetch seeding, that would be A lot o: 1 vetch. Get Out of There! , That nn soun d s good because our The heavy rain cf last Friday has ; Sci'.s Mamv-emcnt Committee here We Now Have Complete Stock of Lederl* Serums and Virus. So* u* for your livestock needi. Syringes Furnished KIRBY DRUG \ 2nd. & Main reduced the red spider population considerably but if you have red spider in any of your cotton, it Is my suggestion that you not walk through it and th-t you t?ke any live-stock out of the cotton, such as geese and ralrrs. I know of two targe fields that are already .seriously (hunaged by red spider. There are many small in the county, as well as the uni- WUM. I'AINTKI) HOMES look heller—have less upkeep. Phone for estimate. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Dusting — Spraying Call us for FREE inspection and USDA recommendations on any type Insect problem. Approved Flight Training School Charter Sales Service BLYTHEVILLE FLYING SERVICE Phon* 2717 — Municipal Airport — Night Phones "Dependable Service' 6843, 3877 & 4166 A good time to clean or polish is in the evening, so that shoes will be 'thoroughly dry for the morning's wear had have a firm finish to resist soil. Because moist leather is weak and easily stretched o u t o I shape, liquid cleaner should not be applied to shoes on the feet — or just befpre wearing. A damp surface also has the disadvantage of soiling easily. step in cleaning is to brush dust, mud, and old, dry cleaner. . ilie dressing or polish best to use Depends .on the type ot shoes,. No one preparation suits all whit* shoes. The label should tell the cind of leather or fabric on which he preparation Is to be used, Generally, white shoe soap is best for smooth leather because it cleans without drying or hardening leather. Cleaning powder may be better than liquid cleaner for white suede or other napped leather. Dressing that contains whiting or chalk may be used successfully on cioth shoes, but before applying v brush off the leavings of previous A. C. Horrocks To Speak at Soils Meeting Arthur C. Horrorks. honorary li member of Northwest Pacific and Intermountain Farm Implement associations, will be speaker at a noon luncheon to be held in, Little Rocki at Hotel Marion on Aiig. 31. when top soil conservation practicing Arkansas farmers are to be presented j awards by The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, for their out- ] standing work in preserving Arkansas' topsoil. Subject of his addiess will be "Agriculture's Challenge of Today". Feattire of the luncheon program will be presentation of bronze plaques and all-expense trips to Wigwam guest ranch. Utchfield Park. Ariz., to winning members of the three top. soil conservation districts and outstanding farmers in the state. The awards will be made in recognition of conspicuous accomplishment in Roil conservation work, from July 1, 1950, to June 30, 1951. Widely xnown M an inspirational speaker, Horrocks has made addresses in more titan 40 states. In 1950, h« traveled" approximately 130.000 miles to appear before more than 140 groups. Its so easy to repair and remodel if you use our Budget Plan. Only 10% cash and 30 mo3. to pay balance. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. TexM tives. h»s 900 farmer coopera- 15 cu. ft. Coolerator Deep Freeze complete and guaranteed but slightly shopworn '$422.50 E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. .with the JOHNDHR[No.l2AMMBIHE From the first round, down through lha f years, the John Deere No. 12-A Full-Width, Straight-Through Combine saves more soybeans in any crop or field condition. Cutting 1-1* 2 inches from the ground, the cutter bar really gels low-growing beans . . , saves down and tangled crops. The big- capacity, rasp-bar cylinder, spike-tooth separating cylinder, full-width, cell-type straw rack . . . efficient adjustable cleaning cKilfer and sieve, and powerful cleaning fan all mean bigger crop saving—higher cjrade beans in the grain lank. Though light weight for soft or hilly fields,' the No. 12-A is sturdily built. High-grade bearings, smooth V-belt drives, and slip clutch protection assure you extra years of efficient, Ihrilty service. Come in soon for complete details. applications. Shoes worn without stockings need cleaning in-sirie as well as out, unless protected by socks that fit inside shoes. Ruta out the Inside of shoes frequently with a cloth moistened with soapy water, but take care not to get shoes wet with too much water. Powder in shoes helps against perspiration damage. Not In lh» Stove ach year when home canning season gets under way, one quest- tion .which comes to the Extension Office is this: Is it safe to process foods in the oven? The answer is: No. oven canning Is dangerous, even though some homemakers have done It without accidents and have considered it, an easy method. Others have been less fortunate. The oven of a kitchen range is not designed for canning. Jars may seal during oven processing and build up enough steam to explode, wrecking the stove and causing serious cuU and burns to those in the kitchen. Attempting to can meat or low-acid vegetable In an oven brings an added risk. These foods must be processed at sufficiently high temperatures and kept there long enough to be sure of killing bacteria that cause dangerous spoilage, oven temperature may go to 240 degrees F. or higher, yet food Inside a jar slays at about the boiling point of water—212 degrees p. It would lake several hours healing at 212 degrees F. lo sterilize meats or low-acid vegetables A steam pressure canner provide, the only practical way to get the htgh temperature needed for pro cesslng these types of foods. Another good home demonslra tion club member has passed away Mrs. Kirk Loveless of Manila died Tuesday at Ration's Clinic In Ma nlla. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Blythcvill* Real Estate LOANS • Commercial '• Residential • Farm Best Service—Best Terms TERRY Abstract & Realty Co. 213 Walnut Phone 238! \Vlmf jfiies into the hen determines wniu tomes out of the egjf. Purina La vena is already famous for producing eggs with the flavor and uniform color customers like lo find. Now a new vitamin boost in 1'urina Layena helps m«t even more quality eggs than .last year's Purina. TOP FEED lAVEHA CHECKERS • gel lk> tap am,,,, of •BB-mokin, t,,i '• yorkeni. See us about your supply of Purina Layena today. L.K. ASHCRAFT CO. Railroad & Cherry ' Phone 4493 «rsl(y, says tliat it Is better to the office. ow your nitrogen with winter le- umes than it Ls to buy the iiltro- ! n out or a sack or from the an- ydrous ammonia tiinks. Fred Fleeinan and his renters at j anila have purchased 14.0W minds of vetch- H you are wondering ho;v to use •tch or if it Ls valuable, ask Fred iceman. Ed Stacy, p. A. Rogers, or C. Knappenberger. This Might Help Da you sometimes hesitate to sow etch in cotton because the tractor u N I r I n U L C n U •heel.s might damage some of thej'i'LLo I U it It 0 U H oils? We have a color picture inlCDtCC he office of some home made Irac- | bHJU;> ' or wheel shields which really come j GRASS, .and rrony olher gr<m,, i handy for sowing vetcli. The en- 1 ineerlng department at the Uni-' ersity of Arkansas made n set of hose shields, primarily out of old 5-gallotl oiJ drums. Blueprints are available to show you how they are nade at fifty cents per sheet-, ft you want to see them, drop by and weedi. Destroys weed rooti . . . prevents regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mu fof U;e di a spray. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. A real profit-producer for growers of grain, beans, seeds and custom operator! it tht Oliver Model }} Self-Propelled 12-Foot Grain Master. Modern grain-saving and time-saving feature* include ILK forward speeds, hydraulic header lift, semi- . revolving reel, flat-deck rotary straw walkers, •nd a 45-bushel grain tank that dumps on (he "go." Stop in and we'll show you such exclusive mechanisms aa the double-clutch power takeoff that controls ground travel and threshing speed independently. FARO'S IMPLEMENT CO. Ray Harrison 416 E. Main Johnny Tounf Phone 6129 Save'20 to'40 a McCormick cotton Savings ajdip fast when you mechanize your rotton harvest with a McCorrnick cotton picker. Many owners repot that machine picking saves them SO to $40 per ba!e over hand pickinjdone on nearby farms. This include:all costs: interest on investment, Icpreciation, repairs, and seasonalovcrhaul in addition to fuel, oil, ad operator's pay. This $20 to S U) a 'ale savings soon pays for a McCornick cotton picker. than hand pickers. Some owners say their machine-picked cotton grades even better than hand-picked cotton ginned at the same time. Trash is left in the field. Cotton plants and unopened bolls aren't disturbed. McCormick cotton pickers also free you from the many headaches connected with the hiring, housing, and handling of hard-to-get labor. Drop in the next time you're in town. Let tis estimate the extra sav- Thesc spedy machines pick ings—the e.v/r<r profit a McCormick clean, too—usially leave less cotton cotton picker will make for you. Outstanding Features > It's self-propelled-operated by orw man. > It picks bolh sides of the row. 1 Hydraulic power raises and lawert Ihe picking unil and dumps rhe 750- pound capacity basket. 1 After harvesting, the picker can be removed to free the Farmalt troclor for other work. 1 It picks cleaner than many loborerl. 1 II doesn't damage unopened bolls or cotton plants. 312 South 2nd Phon* 6863

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