The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 31, 1951
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1951 BI.YTHBVILI.R. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FAGH KTN1 FARM NEWS Farmers' Prices Lower for Sixth •Straight Month Aug. 15 Index Off Two Points from July, Report Soys WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. UP>- Thft government reported yesterday that farmers received., lower prices for their products for the sixth straight month during the 30-day period from mid-July to mld-Aug- Uet. At the same time, the prices pitd by farmers for things they buy remained on an even level. However, higher prices paid to farmers were noted for some meal animals, fruit, milk and eggs. The agriculture department said iti farm price index on Aug. 15 was 293 per cent of the 1910-14 average—off two index points from wild-July. The Index on prices paid by farmers itayed at 282 per cent of the 1910-14 average. This was 9.7 per , cent higher than a year ago and one index, point below the record 983 for May, 1951. The index on prices received by the farmers was still 25 points, or t-i per cent, above a year ago. ^ Price* for most crops except fruits IBere lower during the month, the department fiaid. The agency said mid-August prices were about six per cent below th« peat in February but about 15 per cent above- the level at the itart of the Korean War. Agriculture officials said that in purchasing power, farmers receipts were right back at the August 1950 level, the parity ratio being IC4 for each month. Cream Survey Report Made By University FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. SI.— Results of a recent study by the University of Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station to determine the acidity of butterfat in cream delivered to buying stations, are re ported in Bulletin No. 514. Dr. E. R. Garrison, of the Anl mal Industry Department,- i« th author He pointed out that flavo defects In .cream is a common cause ^f poor quality in butter. Objection Jpfcl* flavor!, he added, may be elim Tnated by applying suitable produc lion methods and control measures. The study covered the cream de Itvered by producer* to three buyln «tat(on» In Arkansas in 1948. Mos of th« cream wa« supplied by tmal herds, and the 871 samples wer collected at monthly Intervals dining the year. The mean acidity of tin crea: •ample* was »87 per cent, accordin to Dr. Onrrtson. One-fourth had » acidity of leu than 051 per cen while 1J.7 per cent of the sample •howed »n acidity of over 0.90 pe cent. The weight of the cream ha 11U1« correlation to the percenUg ef acidity. There was also litt! relationship between the weight o the cream and the f»t content. How ever, significant negative correla tfons were found between the acldit BUMPER COTTON CROP 12,030,000 Sales I940-49 AVERAGE 10,012,000 Bales 1950 17,266,000 Bales (Est.) 1951 The Agriculture Department forecasts a bumper 1951 cotton crop of 17,266,000 bales—7,245,000 bales more than last year and S.236,000 bales above the 1940-49 average. Added to last year's carry-over, this will bring to about 19,166,000 bales the nalion's toul cotton supply for 1951-32. / Farm Families Want Porches On Homes, Survey Reveals According to Home Demonstra- ian Agent Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman, a recent survey has Indicated hat farm families would like to lave more porches on their homes. Information from homemakers In- erviewed showed that about 60 p«r cent of all farm families wanted a front porch, and about the same number wanted a back porch. Mrs. Holiman stated. Most families want front porches to serve for rest and recreation, while back porches are popular for storing articles from fuel and soiled clothes to ice box and assorted foods. For some families I he back porch ierves ai a work room or utility, room. Mrs. Holimsn suggested that larm families consider the relative cost o( > porch compared with an enclosed utility room be/ore undertaking the expense of construction Utility rooms can be used the year round, she reminded, but porch is too cold for use in the winter, unless some type of removable weatherproof panels are provided. Some new plastics do lend themselves to paneling as they ate wind and rain proof—yet transmil a large amount of light. Par more information on plans for farm homes and other buildings contact your county Extension office where free plans are available University of Arkansas Develops New High-Yielding Variety of Oats FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Aus. 11.- A new variety of high-yielding oats, has been developed by the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The new variety hu been named "Arkwin" by Us breeder. Dr. H. R. Rosen, professor of plant pathology. In nursery test plots at the main Experiment Station farm in Fayettevllle, Arkwin averaged 87 bushels per acre over a three-year period. This was about 50 per cent better than adjoining plots of four other varieties commonly grown In Arkansas. Traveler averaged 68 bushels. DcSolo 62 bushels. Ferguson 822 averaged 58 bushels, and Vlctorgratn 52 bushels per acre. Arkwin li also a good winter pasture^oat, being a rapid, and upright grower. Seed of the new variety are not yet available to the public. All of the small amount on hand will be planted this fall as « seed crop. It Is expected that the supply will thus be Increased to the extent that seed will be generally available to Arkansas farmers for planting In the fall of 1952. Tht new oat has shown many other de«irablf qualities, according to Dr. Rosen Mpecially it* exceptional winter hardiness. The past winter was on« of the most severe on record in Fayettevllle, and Ark- win cami through with leu Injury of the fat and the weight of cream per delivery, and between the acidity of the fat and the percentage of fat in the cream. than most varieties. In plots sown or September 14 1950, the percentage of survival In March, 1951, was as follows: Arkwii IS per cent; Traveler, DeSoto. am LetorU 50 per cent Stanton 20 pe cent: Victorgraln 6- 15 per cent Fulgraln 8 and Ferguson 922- 10 pe cent. Taggart was completely killed probably because it was more sev erely Infected with crown rust. Arkwin hat good resistance to dis ease, Dr. Rosen said. It Is complete ly resistant to older races of crown rust,, and Intermediately resistsn to race 45 and allied races, ft i probably ausceptible to race 101 which has not yet caused serloii damage In Arkansas. The new oat Is also resistant t common races of smut, to Holniih thosporium blight, and to red spo mosaic. The plants are medium Ul but can be as readily harvested with a combine as with a binder. It ma tures a few day* earlier than mos common varieties, and makes ex ceptlonally good itraw. REVIEW On Missco Farms C«nlr Aient Keith J eilbrt; Some Hell How could I live without the window fan? Window and atUc ans really mate for comfortable leeplng. I wish every family In the ounty could have pne or the other. Remember during- the war when we said so much to you through demonstrations, 4-H Club Itids and itherwlse, how you could build -our own fans? It has been a pleasure to watch the hundreds of addi- ional window and attic fans being Installed In farm homes. Don't Get "Stuck Up" Let's just call Mississippi County one ol the best (arming sections in he world—not the best. It is all •Ight to be proud but perhaps we should not be blind. The entire state of Arizona produced an average of in pounds of Int cotton per acre lasl year. California produced 770 pounds per acre. Your Mississippi County produced considerably less than 500 pounds per acre last year A Gernan visitor here this week said he harvested sixty bushels ol wheat per acre from his farm this spring, and that was not the highest yield the community. Main produces more potatoes pefacre, Illinois produces more "soybeans, and Georgia produces more peanuts per acre. Bean Beetles Down The bean beetle population Is down but not out. I could not guess whether the population might rise again in time to do real harm to the soybean crop.- Perhaps one- third of the late planted soybeans have been poisoned. ' Need Cool NijhU Boy. I could enjoy some cool nights lor a change. So could the soybeans. If you are disappointed in the soybean fruiting you can blame it on the weather. They do their best fruiting and make their best yields when you have coo nights (like last year). I believe that if coo) nights come soon, the soybeans can still put on a very good crop on the middle and bottom of the plant. Did you know that soybeans pu their first truit on top of the stalk and then set fruit progressively down the stalk? The last beans se and the last .to get ripe are the pods right on the base of the stalk It's Different Here Dr. Schmidt, a sixty-acre German farmer, and a member of the German parliament, visited this county Monday and Tuesday. He was interested primarily In fcrm organization work and our sharecropper system. H^ was quite amared that share- choppers got' as much as half of the total crop they produced and dit not have to pay for or work for th homes In which Ihey liv«. In his section of Germany sharecroppers are given eight or ten acres [or heir own food production, and hey must work all of the lime for he landlord or on the landlord's TOJ1S. He seemed very much surprised hat when & sharecropper here geU 'caught up" he and his family are ree to go and work any place they hoose. In his section ol Germany hose families must work only on he landlord's [arm. In working by he day (or the landlord In Germany (hey are paying for the house and headquarters they occupy. Dr. Schmidt is trying to get a bill passed in their parliament that will give their "sharecroppers" some more freedom and opportunity than hey now enjoy. v Hoes Nitrogen Delay Harvest? DOES nitrogen make a cotton crop open earlier or does ib make the crop cpen much later? I am sure you have your own opinion. I don't really know. Cobe Bowers at Dell used a hundred pounds of anhydrous ammon- to the acre on all his cotton. That U eighty pounds of actual nitrogen and would be considered a very heavy application. Mr. Bowers has already picked tive bales of :otton and his fertilized cotton is opening rather rapidly now. Do you have any unfertilized cotton that is that near ready [or picking? I will Just say, some times nitrogen makes It early, some times nitrogen makes it late. Russians Claim Powerful New Plant Growth I/>NDON, Aug. 51. (/Pi— Moscow Radio reported this weelc Russian scientists have Invented a plant growth accelerator so powerful a mere pinch will speed up "several times" the development of t tree's root system. The broadcast saia other varieties of the stimulant have been used to speed up the growth of "Ilia roots, leaves and fruits of various vegetables, bushes and trees." The stimulant wai used In the transplantation of thousands of 40- Star-old lime trees to the streets ol Moscow, the broadcast said, high and covered with brush or straw makes a sbnple shelter atid as good as any, says E, S. Malteson, Missouri University livestock spe-. ctaltsl. It needs only to give protection from the sun and be high enough olt the ground to let the air blow through under It and cool off the hogs . Read Courier Newt Clavlfltd Ad*. 15 cu. ft. Coolerator Deep Freeze complete and gtaa- anleed but slightly shopworn $422.50 E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Shade Will Save Hog Feed Cost You can put more pounds on fattening hogs and make cheaper gains by providing shade In the feedlol. if not already available. A pule frame on posts about 5 feet era throughout the year lorm the basis for all crop, livestock, and price estimates. State's Farming Statistics Printed FAYETTEVILLE. Arit., Aug. 31.— The 1950 edition of "Agricultural Statistics for Arkansas" is off the pre.t.s. The book that la the agricultural statistician's bible is. compiled by the Arkansas Crop Reporting Service, a branch of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U,S. Department of Agriculture. It Is printed each year In cooperation with the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. It contains production and yield data for all major farm crops in the State, not only for 1950 but annually for the past 10 years. It also carries ten-year averages before that period. FiiU tnformatlon 1* also available on livestock numbers and price*. The .various report* are made possible through the voluntary cooperation of 15,000 Arkansas .farmers. Individual report* from these farm- Mount Rainier. In northwestern Washington, covers an »re« of approximately 100 square mile*. It* so easy to repair and remodel if you use our Budget Plan. Only 10% cash and 30 mos. to pay balance. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. FOR SALE ,- Here is a real home and farm like the one you have dreamed of owning:. NEW MODERN SIX ROOM house (.1 bedrooms). Basement 16' by 32' Heated by blower type gas furnace «nd wood burning fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout except •bathroom and kitchen, which are Inlaid linoleum. The new barn is 40' by 60' framed with heavy oak on concrete foundation and 26' by sff of floor is concrete, walls are boxed with I' oak and weather boarded Metal root. Adjacent to this barn is a new reinforced tile silo H' by 40' Granar.r and double garage 30' by 33' with metal roof h in good condition. Old barn 36' by JO' used for storage and repair shop. Machine shed and corn cribs 36' by 50' In excellent shape. Cribs have conrete floors and roof i.>. all metal. Fair 4 room and small tenant house both need repairs. There are several small buildings and underground gas tank. The land f« some of the best In Southeast Missouri »nd the crops now growing tell the story there. There »re 160 acres In this farm located southeast of Dexter on good all weather road served by school bus. ml!k and mail routts by the door. Of course It has electricity «nd telephone. Can be bought tor (45 000.00 and building alone are worth »22.000.00. Let me show you this farm. JOE G. RAD1CAN, Realtor Dexter, Missouri Purina's New Complete Ratiion Plans help get MORE EGGS from MODERN HENS (than last year's plan) Most modern hens are bred to lay lots of eggs—200 to 250 a year. Yet many, many hens are not laying even near their bred-in capacity because of poor ration. Many poullrymen are getting more of these eggs with the help of one of these feeding plans. 1. I'urina Layena Checker-Kits •t all times. -fed in open hoppers 3, Purina !.ayena Mash—fed m open hoppers at all times. Top feed Purina Layena Checkers Iwo or more limes daily. 3. When pullets are coming into production or in cases of unsatisfactory production or poor body condition, lop feed new Purina Poultry Booster Checkers in place of l.ayena Checkers. Ask us for full details on how one of thest plans may fil your needs. L K. ASHCRAFT CO. Railroad & Chtrry Phon* 4493 KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA annSS/ and many clhtr granei and w«*ds. Dcttroyi wetd roots . . . pr«v«rtti r«growth. In convtn- i«nl powder form; «oiy to mix lor ui* as a spray. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. New! OLIVER Model 33 Self-Propelled Grain Master A real profit-producer for - j*. — .^ ^ growers of grain, beam, setds and custom operator} i> th« Oliver Model 5J Self-Propeiled 12-Kooi Grain Mailer. Modern grain-saving and time-saving featurei include iix forward speeds, hydraulic header lift, «emi. revolving reel, flat-deck rolary straw walkers, and a 45-bushrl grain lank lhat dumps on the "go.** Stop in and we'll show you such exclusive mechanisms as the double-clutch power take, off that controli ground travel and threshing speed independently. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. Ray Harrison 416 E. Main Johnny Young Phone 6129 Johnny's Building More Than A Bank Balance! , . . He's building a strong, sound future! It's not the few cents a week he saves that will work financial miracles. It's the fact that he's developed the SAVING HABIT early in life, that assures wis- dom in handling money when he's older. Wise parents encourage (heir children to save. We suggest lhat y»u open a thrift accounl for YOUR youngsters, today! • STRONG tnough to protect YOU • LARGE «no ugh to serve TOU * • SMALL enough to know YOU. THE FIRST NATIONAL. BANK IN BLYTHEVILLE The Only National Bank in Mississippi County .Member •! Vbv fedtrnl Reien* Jjtiem i) Dtp*tit iRiFirtnc* CAi»<u»Tlnn — ynm tccnuHi inn iinnrtrt «v (• flM

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