Rythtvfflt (Art.) Courto News - FrMiy, Jten 1», Wt- Pi|t Frit Farm News REV |EW and FORECAST jMulchingMuch i I' To Be Desired "... BO GIBSON I . Associate County Agent t • For the time and effort ex- Jpended, perhaps the most bene- Jficial thing we do to our plants 4o to mulch them. By mulching, »we mean cover the soil surface '••over the plant's root system or saround the base of the plant *with some organic material approximately two inches deep. iGood mulching materials may ^consist of leaf mold, well rotted ,jnanure, grass clippings, cotton !MIs, rice hulls, well rotted sawdust, or peat moss. For azaleas »and camellias and other acid- gloving plants, pine needles or iStraw is excellent, a To points out that bare, naked *s»il, when exposed to full sunlight, can become unbearably ';hot for plants. The tempera- Wes on exposed soils may go ias high as 130 degrees to 140 'degrees F. in July and August; ;thus hindering normal root de- '.Selopment. ' The mulch will keep the soil ^Surface cool and moist and pre- rjvent cracking. And it will break -the velocity of falling raindrops "that may cause serious soil -•rosion. The mulch can prevent drying out by sun and winds ^and, when it decomposes, some 'jlant nutrients will be returned "to the soil to produce healthier ••plants. + * + i Fancy - leaved caladiums are *among the most decorative of Sthe foliage plants. "And many Jof the newly named varieties «"with their striking colors may 'be used very effectively as "house plants, in planter boxes 'outside, or under trees where Jthere is partial shade. However, where the shade is .'.'.too dense, the leaves do not de- •"velop full coloration and in full "sun, some of the most delicate 'varieties tend to burn. • Here are some other recom- ''rnendations for planting: When '•grown out of doors, the dor- "mant tubers should be planted ~when all danger of frost is past. ••The tubers should be planted ?• about two Inches deep and , spaced 10 to 12 inches apart. 'They must have a well-drained isoil as they will not withstand '•"wet feet." I The soil for fancy - leaved caladiums should be rich In humus and slightly acid. High .fertility is very necessary as ! Political i Candidates ". The Courier News has been ^authorized to announce the following candidates for office in *the forthcoming Democratic * Primary election: ;• Legislative Pott No. 2 BILLY NICHOLSON ';' * * * ; District Prosecuting ; Attorney ;! RALPH E. WILSON caladiums do not thrive in poor soil. Well - rotted cow manure or leaf mold worked into the soil prior to planting will be helpful. . In the fall when the leaves begin to drop, the plants should be watered sparingly and hardened • off. When the foliage has shed and before a heavy freeze, the tubers should be lifted and stored in a dry warm place where the temperature does not drop below 60 degrees. Weed Control Meet Topic The Delta Substation of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station will hold a Weed Control Study Day at Clarkedale on Thursday, June 16. In making the, announcement, Wallace Williams, research assistant in charge, said the program will start at 1:30 p.m. Those attending will see the research on chemical weed and grass control in cotton and soybeans, with special emphasis on Johnsongrass control. They .will also see the tests on secondary evaluation of pre - emergence herbicides on cotton grown in buchshot soil. Project leaders from the Main Experiment Station, Fayetteville, will be on hand to discuss the research. Williams said that everyone interested in weed control i n field crops is invited to attend the Study Day. Further information may be obtained from Williams or from county Exten- stion agents in eastern Arkansas. Maloch Says By O. V. Maloeb County Agent In 1966 the cotton acreage to be harvested will likely be only a little above 100,000 acres due largely to two causes. The major cause, of course, is the reduction in acres due to enforced reduction by the new cotton legislation which in this county averaged about 26 percent and the reduction due to the regulations that permitted soybeans to be planted on the acres that had been planted to cotton without loss of price support and diversion payments wherever stands were too poor to keep. The 26 percent reduction amounted to about 46,280 acres and the 20 percent reduction in the acreage left would amount to 22^345 acres leaving about 109,375 acres to be planted. If the reduction averages 25 percent due to replanting to soybeans, there would be approximately 100,000 acres planted for harvest. The cotton acres will have to be measured before anyone will have an exact figure to quote. The loss of cotton acreage due to replanting to soybeans is much greater in some comu- nities that it is in others. One of the areas that probably lost as much or more than any other community is Keiser. This area during the past several years has made good yields but the cold wind and poor germination conditions reduced the stans and caused many of the operators in this area to switch to soybeans. A few farmers will not have any cotton for harvest in 1966. According to R. C. Langston of Luxora, his gin community will save nearly all of the cotton acreage left in thejr allotments after their diversion reduction. Other communities which were hard hit were: Little River, West Ridge and Milligan Ridge. In most other communities there is some loss but fewer people are involved. The loss in Burdette and Hightower was moderately large and very heavy on a few farms. * * * There will be a sizable increase in the soybean acreage in 1966 due largely to the privilege Of planting soybeans on land that had been planted to cotton where stands were too poor to keep or that would have been planted to cotton if the current legislation before Con. gress is passed. If the wheat acreage is planted to soybeans as most growers expect to do, it is estimated that about 10 per cent more soybeans will be planted in 1966 than were planted in 1965. The 1965 acreage was 278,600. If these predictions come true, the county may well have over 300,000 acres in soybeans in 1966. The highest acreage ever planted in Mississippi County prior to 1966 was 295,900. * * * The wheat acreage for harvest in 1966 is far below the record wheat acreage planted in 1964 (113,200 acres) but the exact acreage will not be known for some time. From the appearance o f wheat in 1966 yields may be slightly below the average yield for the county. According to the Crop Reporting Service, from 1956-65 the production per acre of wheat was 31 bushels per acre. The highest production was in 1963 with 38 bushels per acre and the lowest production was in 1958 with 23.3 bushels per acre. In 1965 the average was only 25.3 bushels per acre. Some of the wheat diseases noted to date are: Stem rust, leaf Blotch and water damage. Daylight savings time was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 as a means of providing more waking daylight hours. Carload Purchase! FOAM RUBBER ...$7.50 S1&2.50 Mattress Size Assorted Sizes .... Complete Auto Upholstery GILBERT'S 000 E. 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Spencer/re/" GULF OIL CORPORATION CHEMICALS DEPARTMENT Agricultural Chemico/i Division 1102 Henderson Blytheville, Arkansas Phone PO 3-4471 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Pursuant to the provisions of a decree which was rendered by the Chancery Court of this District and County, in a cause therein pending, wherein Sewer Improvement District No. 5 of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, Plaintiff Certain lots and tracts of lands which are delinquent for Sewer Assessments due Sewer District No. 5 for 1965, Defendants I, the undersigned Commissioner of said Chancery Court mentioned above, will, within lawful hours on June 22nd, 1966, offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, upon a credit of three months at the front door of the Court House In the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, the following property :NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF SUPPOSSED OWNERS OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN. John Anderson — Replat Lot No. IS Barron & Lilly Acre Sub LotB Alline Seals — S. 46' of Lot No. 8 Sam Barnes Addition Alvin & Mary Young — Lot No. 3, Block No. 2, Brawley Addition Sterling Embry — Lot No. 5, Block No. 3 Brawley Addition Colored Church — Lot No. 6, Block No. 1 Mate Daniels Ad dition Paul & Charty Akins — Lot No. 6, Block No. 1 Elliott Addition Rosa Lee C. Jackson — Lot No. 9, Block No. 4 Elliott Ad- dition I Annie & Estclle Smith -Lot Np. 7, Block No. 10, Elliott Addition 'Selma Currie - Lot No. 13, Block No. 2 Fulgham Addittion Willie Mary Hall - Lot No. 9, Block No. 3, Fulgham Addition Vernon Leo 4 Mary E. Hardes ty _ Tract "G" Irregular Lots No. 13-14 except 10 feet 15-15-11 Terry & Barbara Jean Shain- berg - West 365 ft, East 800 feet, South 495 feet SB SW 1615-11 Geneva Harris — Lot No. 16, Larry's First Addition Patty, 0. C. Johnson and Emma Bates — Lot No. 19, Larry's Second Addition Winston Hopson — Lot No. 20, Larry's Second Addition Jeffie Orr — Lots No. 24 & 25 Larry's Second Addition Jock Patterson — Lot No. 13, Larry's Fourth Addition Thurman & Theodosia E. Green — Lot No. 83 Larry's Fourth Addition Leroy & Geneva Payne — Lot No. 9 Larry's Fifth Addition •Henry Johnson, Jr., — Lot No. 35 Larry's Fifth Addition Carrie Eddings — Lot No. 3 Jack Michell Addition M. L. & Mary Mattie Wood Lot No. 15 Block No. 2 P. J. O'Brien Sub., . . Robert & Frances Clark — Lot No. 3 Block No. 2, J. L. 0'- Steen Addition Mary Frances .. Campbell — Lot No. 10 Block No. 1 Rebecca Patterson Sub., Thomas Y. Chiu — Lots No. 9 & 10 Block No. 4 Edwin Rob- inson Addn. Albert Thomas — Lots No. 17 & 18 Block No. 5 Edwin Robinson Addn Ruffin Alston - Lot No. 6 Block No. 9 Edwin Robinsin Addition Thomas Y. Chiu - Lot No. 1 Block No. 10 Edwin Robinson Addition George Dunlap — Lot No. I Block No. 10 Edwin Robinson Addition Allie & 0, C. Johnson — Lot No. 3 Block No. 18 Edwin Robson Addition Robert & Lorine Sims — Lots No. 6 & 7 Block No. 1 Edwin Robinson Addition Floyd & Earlene Moran — Lot No. 15 Block 1 Edwin Rob- inscon Addition Willie Caldwell - Lot No. 10 Block No. 4 Edwin Robinson Addition Congregation of Jehova's Witness — Lot No. 13 Block No. 6 Edwin Robinson Addition J. A. Miller - S. 18V4 1 E 105 Lot No. 2 Block No. 9 Edwin Robinson Addition Joseph A. Miller — E 105' Lot No. 3 Block No. 9 Edwin Robinson Addition Joseph A. Miller — Lot No. 1 Block No. 7 Wilson 3rd Addition. The purchaser at said sale will be required to give bond with approved security to secure the payment of his bid, and a lien will also be retained on the property therefor. Donna DiCicco Commissioner in Chancery Marcus Evrard, 126 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received at Blytheville, Arkansas }y the Board of Commissioners of Drainage District IT of Mississippi County, Arkansas until 10:30 o'clock A.M. (C.S.T;), June 15, 1966, for clearing approximately 42.0 miles of Ditch Right-of-Way. •";• The work Is located in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The work is accessible by good State and County roads. ! Any bids received after dibs- ing time will be returned unopened. '. . ,, Copies of Contract Documents are available at the DistricfOf- fice upon deposit of $5.00, which deposit will be refunded to each actual bidder, within five, (5) days after receipt of bids. ',. . The character and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder .are stated in the above mentioned documents. "' Bidder must be licensed; in the State of Arkansas, andjno bid may be withdrawn after lh« scheduled closing tune for|'te- ceipt of bids for at least .tea (10) days. . , I' 1 '' The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. ::: : BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. .17 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS ;3 ~P.O. BOX 446, BLYTHEVILitE, ARK, 3; By J. W. Meyer, Secretary^- 6-3;-lO You'd Crow Too..; ... if an ad in The Courier News had just brought you an extra volume of business.
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