The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1947 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 25, 1947
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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 10-17 !n1 crest of Kami Families of This Agricultural Section. ; Published Kvury Friday in the l',l,Vnil4VlU<K (AUK.) COUH1KK NK\VS PAGE FIVC FARM NEWS-PEA!URES Suggcstons For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Pn> , grcssive FarmerB. South Missco Planter Lauds Mechanical Cotton Picker r Tests Covering 4 Years In an :utii'k' in Uu> ProuiTsslve Fanner, 11 national farm inagnxlnc, Harold oiilcixIniT, Soulh Mhslsflppi County planter nnd uiimer. wns cited fur c'X|>fiiiiiciiuil work dune on his (limitation with tlie iiicclumirnl coll'in picker. The article', which w.vs edited by Trimhle K. Hedges of lh« ncpnrt- inrut of Rural Kiunomios and Sociology of the University of Arkansas and Dulu MeGrcKor, of tlic Arkansas £x tension Service, told oi llir> cx- IKTiiMice obtained by Mr. Ohlviulorf and fainilies on his ijlnntiitiun ihriMiKh us? ni the meclmuiciil Dicker the past four cotton reasons. Mr. O;iU>iidorf's plantation is ]o->- ............. --------- c:ucd Kcnth ot Csceolu on Hijjh- v.-:iy 01, in the ri:-h alhivisil Delta luiul of Sonili Mississippi County. His plantation is visited by many fanners frc:n all the s eclion s of the country f;ir the i;ur):ose of watching various experiments that, are he'd there. Tiio isrU.'.-le. entitled. "Ohlendorf Mexican I'irks GVNtim With rei'ii as follows: Harold Ohlend C-'tmly A: mo-haiiK-al season^ ol his len:nu lalion ha Steel Fillers" Missi.ssir.pi Home Garden Food Reserve 86 4-H Club Vital to Nation's Safety [Boys Sign Up For Corn Tests i;insas, has used the ;:k'k;'r di:rin<; the crop !T<!3-4B. Koth lie and families on IMS plan- foumi lhat tlie mocha:'!::;!! >-,i r k M 1 P>eai>s more dollar.s to all at ill,, end of ti-.c year. ! Instead of iho- ticker cansin;; tin- di;-.p!:ic;em«'iil of labor .it has made it pos';i':!r. frr the same ten-1 an!:; to <vt (heir cotton out earlier, thus :ivr:if!ins the lieavv 1'isses in I value iT'sultin^ from "wcathr rinK i deterioration after the .^Tbe ;:i::':cr has shewn lhat it is ^^yi>: lemer,t to hu:n:m b.bor ev^n u^l^r ihe relative 1 /; short crops ot the ] :r;; liircp serious. Furthermore. ";:y .'TpecVnu; u'? pii'lunK it may malic possible an inrrcase in prcdr.-lioii nf cotton pe-r worker. If. in adfiiiinn. it rroves possible to liaiTr-s! co(t"!i more cronomiral- ly \vit!i t'r.e mechanic;!! picker, the towns and importing Inm for most growers. pickers lias not solved tills prob- ll:is l'iai:lical Application Mr. Ohlendorf's experience Illustrates the practical meaning of this to the. c.oUcm grower. Tn com- pirison with the Arkansas average of p.3 per cent of the cotton out of the field bv December 1. KB cent of tlie Ohlcndorf cotton lisic been picked by liand by lhat dale. The added amount picked bv the machine brought up the plantation total to 95 per cent out of tlie weather. Ohlcndorf machine-picked ;>n average of 1SI bales of cotton' before the end of November dur- ius Iho seasons 1913-45. i Inasmuch as the families on this farm also were picking at maximum capacity this machine-picked cottr-n represented cotton that runic! no< have hcen gotle n.tut un- rcu'd not have been gotten out u.i- chank'al picker bad not been avail- A comparison of values for cotton picked by the different methods before and after December I \viH show the financial results, if tile cost of picking are asiuiied to be the same by hand or jmtchinc. Avora,'<p value^ were calculated for othe three seasons on (he basis of 19'5 Government loan value. These figures are: before December I. hand-picked cotlon brought S13 per bale; machine-picked col- ton, $8-1 ncr bale: after December hand-picked cotton. Sfin per bale; nse. Through such operations and probably always will have We tanner with lo olillle land to want to do better by Ihem than we could under old conditions. We think the mechanical picker ts here lo stay and will help us. Not only are Improvements Ijclna made in the machine itself, but out- atlord lo own a nu'chanii-ai picker will be able to have its services available. Can I'icU G-H Acres a llay On reasonably linn soil the machine can cover six to el^hl ai're.s eollon Considerable more Interest in (lie roin tU'inousirattons is b»inn shown' this year accordlni; to W. O. I la-! Kfltiaker. assistant counly iiRi-ut, In iiunoimciun Him HI! 4-11 boys tn jNiirlh Mississippi comity will have I nYmcnM rations this year. Only 30 boys look tlie demonstrations ' last ye;'i' he .said. | The piii|xise of the demons!m- | lions is 10 show the difference boll ween open pollinated and liybrkl varieties an,( also to determine the 1 l:esl varieties of hybrid for the I individual seclions. | larli boy will have at least one variety nf hybrid corn and one open iKillinalcd variely which is rnuiily urown In h's community Mr. Ha/clbokcr staled that some of the b-'jys nre runnlni; tests of as immy as ten varieties of hybrid rotn. Hilh Ihe open pollinated ar.d the hybrid rorn will be planted in ICO loot rows. Each boy will cx- hi'iil yields from his test ploU in botli varieties of rorn at the District lair (his Fall. ]:er day removing till th that i.s op'.-n, regardless ol whether the turn-out is H liaK-fonte or a nnd ti half per acre. This late o[ operation i.s lreinendou:i- ly mipnuni ou pV.vntntious with imuU'fiimte resident labor lo hanii- i;li'k nil the mi ion b"foiv it deteriorates in uiade due lo exposure. It seems definitely Indicated . that the mcfhanli'al eollon pic-koi lias a |K<nnanem jilmv In tin IK;::V ol the Konlli. On the othet hand. II is likely that tlu-re will be seasons when I lie supply of ;.i- bor and (tie existing prkT rc'iu- tionshijis make it more economlca to pick all entton by hand nnd t< leave the ini".'hiuur!d pii'kets )n their sheds. This is no dllfercnt thnn tlv experience of the Corn Hell tai'niers with the intTlumleal totti pk'ker. Mr. Ohlendoff bot ,ilit Ills HHTlmnk-al I'ieker In 1!)3S). In IM-tll he had two milrhine.s. three In I!M4 mid four in '-15 und '•It!. • 1 lli>- c.uisc ill I he war," li t > said, "we I have Icwer people on the- place standing Improvements nn: Ijclnif equipment. Tlu-ii, Too Late to Classify For Salt UJVc with liot waitr .Mrs, K. I/, l|»x- |n too, further hcl]) will be (jlven the plant breeders In prodiielnx varieties belief adapted to jim- chlnc picking." ('liimgetl I' The deadly Incendiary compound used by American bombers lo dos- tiiiy Tokyo ditmiK World Wnr " was developed by „ chemist for destroying crnbgrHs-j In his lawn. s' ' l.:iKi»]1fl. n™l«1nK'' ". nil. kilrli.'ii. Iliilan.) Ijllml.*, Kfjotl tireii. ';iMiifiiljK-, CJLy Service Whl i,. :n.vr. ek* ulil. I'liuno ril 2-Vi'lr-o -oIil ivlillo - fticu Jiull. .. .. , ('. /ills. Itoulu I. Ulylliitvilti-. I'hcinu 1114. ,. . For Rent ilniiu,] .111(1 kilclu'ri. :\'i-> "t. Hell Ciali' bridge. New York City is 13,5^:1 reel lonij, bnt only 2 .it huiil In rniul i.l li" .) C Kills. Uuiltu 1. III... rlllMIU lilt. 80, DELTAS NEWS costs 5103- ,,, ul ;ulvni1a°.e of this machine to Cotton ficuilh v.'ill be stil! ('renter. II is tl-e p-:-::ir.t; <-:ira;-i[y by the hand method that sets the limit on machine-picked cotton ~SC8 Per ba!e' the amount or co'ton that may be | T j lc rn it O n »ickea by produced by CM: family. Five bales i of hand-pirl'.'.nl c.oltrin per '.vorkerl it consiiieictl i hi- nj:;:er limit. Al- ( lowing such a picking rate, how- eve]', the iaimlies l'p]na;nin;; on most plantations rlui in-; re- rent years cnntiot i-ick all the cotton before t!:e fnd of N'ovember. 1 The result has ceen lowered i^racie 1 before the cotton can be ' picked | Hauling tn' ;:icl;cr s from nearby Family >'cj;t>laljl(i garilc-ns hnilcil as reserve in \v:ir or disaster. Home vc£cl:\Hc gardens consti- Inlc a priceless roservc for prnU'd- ini; (iietary slTi:d;u - ds and health, any national emergency. Prof. Howard K. B.-iht-ocl:, t-haivinan tt-.o hoard of Irus'ec;;, Cornell according to 11 u tit Van ] let nan, of the bureau c£ human mitrilion aiul tionie econnniics, U v S. department of agriculture. She showed a data collected inacliine hc- forp December 1 was worth S15 )'cr b'Ale loss than that picked by j liiuiii during (he same period. Bite the cotlon picked, by liaiul Tfer Decem'rjer 1 iiverayecl S30 per bale lo'-ver in value than the hand-picked cotlo nharvcstCLl before that date. Earlier Harvest a Factor Tbjs ma(lc u macl] j lic _( )icko( | versily, told Ibe Nalinhal Garden Conference held in \VaL'hin^h>u. "l-'aikue l:j !;cep alive our interest in Kar< ! .cninii would weaken our position as a people." he :,:ucl. "'I'brou^h a national itardtn pro- Ejrimi we will not o:ily pro.iuce substantial quantities inul vaiieliej of food but will keep Ibe knowlednu of the art of gardening widely spread amon^; the people." Prof. Babeock rcmLii'kcd Ilia was not salistieit with the ealin ^.i'-:ks t.f fruils and vc^etablcs. ' v l'bcre ij a lol of room fi:r i:n- pro\'einent in fome of lbc;ar ]nnd- and keeping alive the c.trdcn pro. tram, thus prouuciiMl over a wide nrca a variety of [Tardcn-frcr ; h foods. \vc set a standard cf (iuahly!\ for the commercial inteiesis. Any-!t] c:u who has c;;ten a fresh raw j tons, carrot, full of Vitamin A, ri,^bt out of the i;artlen, is not j;oiii(i to buy a willed one from a store. Thus in setting the pace as to quality, home gardens provide a >;ood challenge lor the industry." But home gardens bav'e done nioie than .set quality standards for --j ciul tirowcrs, tbey li-' from city frmiiLic.s hy the bureau o£ FOR SALE D P & L 14, Delinted and Treated High Germination Only a Few Tons on Hand Biyiheville Delinting Corp. So. 2nd Sf. Across from Armory Uially families \vliJch had home vegetable Hardens actually bought more vegetables in the markets, than those without gardens. "'.-its ot cily people probably tnok a aim view <if the vegetable counter ijt-fofe (hey found out from their Victory ;;;i I clrns bow good vegetables could be, 1 " she said, '''II) en I they became vegetable caters. he j Secm.s tn me this-: i;; a Ijig incentive tu bnUi iujine gurdeiiers and commercial vegetable producers — to jii'ow more and better vegetables and help build up the national ap- Goals ret by the Food and Agriculture organi/alinn of the United Nations, said T\l Van Dem an, call for mi increase in fruit and vegetable prodttction in tliis cduntry per cenl, cr 3d million metric by lt>f;0. 'I'liis rcpresenls on a piijiuhtiiou biiM:-. iinl ])er c;>])ita, the increased cjuantity of food which is deemed necessary hi order to maintain maximum nutrition, "Certainly that is quite a target for all of UK to shoot at — whether \ve arc home gn rdeners. c n miner- I truck growers, orchard ists or operating cost. $UCO. These e.stimatos are regavd-jcl a.s rou«h at best, but tlmy are not picking 200 butcs of cotton during the season would pick at :i cost per bale of $B.5U. The cost or loss of the cotlon left in (he field Oy , the Dicker dopcnds on ho\v clcmi' job i.s done. Stud>.'s made in n in the Delta area of Missis-' sij:pi indicaio that .su;-h losses are !iki-!y lo exceed .seven per ccr.t undor usuul conditlaiis. Mr. Olilctuloi E's exprriencc has detiuitistr:itr<) lhat the mechanical cotton picker can be used by the ])raclifiU fanner tn the Delta"; iuut Hull is n Job for it on the sizeable cotton plantation. Again, there likely will be opportunities for c-uslom oiu-ration of this machine its more is known of Its capabilities and the requirements tor POWER MOWER their business, j ju:H plain consumers,' she said. i Phones 28GO—8GO harvested earlier h worth S15 per bale the later-harvested I cotton season than nicked cotton. Considering flip 151 machine-picked bales the mechanical picker was xvorth a tola) of 52,-265 to Mr. Ohlcndorf and liis families on the average during each of the three seasons due to the advantage that it allowed in getting the cotton out earlier. At common 1941! rates of S3 per hundredweight, .seed eotton basis, it costs about S377.EO to pick out one bale by hand.. The cost of pi'.'kiiu; the same amount of cotton with a mechanical picker, includm}', 'Allowance for depreciation and interest on the investment as well as the actual cost of operations is estimated at S81>0 per bale. Two other item.s to b» considered, however, are: 1. How much loss comes from cotton left in the field by the picker and 2, how much is the sales value of the cotlon lowered by picking mechanically? The answers vary accorduiK to prices, the season, the soil, the weather, the variety of cotlon and other factors. They pcbably will not be fnliv known until the mechanical picker the j lias hud more general use. under n more i wide variety of conditions. hand- i A]]j:mml.;.v not more than 10 per com of the lint viiH be Sell in the field itnd-::!- ordinary circumstances. Usually a smaller amount is left. The three-year average reduction in value due to lowered i;raae amounted to S15 per bale. Tf the avcrat! c . value of hand-picked cotton is inured at S103 per bale, a !0 ];er cent loss from failure to pirk clean i.s S10. which added to the $15 i'or lowered yrade and the SP 50 ;or Ihe c r 'SL of machine picK- iri^. brings The- total cost for mechanical,'.; up to $3'j.50. l*jrkin£ Cost Lowered Tliis c<:?t is SI less than lint for the hand-picked eotton. thus the not inco per bale is th:it the eotton picked much greater on by machine. The detailed facts rc|;ardi:iu cost of the picker operation mint await more experience. For purposes of the <T«I figures in this j article i; was estimated that the I j annual orcriitin:,' costs of a picker ;:ie fl/iCO. inc-ludinu depi eciat.ion £5:)0; inter.':,! on investment. S2QU: Sec the Rofoflo Power Mower on Display in Our Showroom PAUL BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 122 East Main St. I'hcine '101 Ill.vlhcville, Ark. PURINA KILLER No. 1 ANTU I'rnd nc I of wnrtimo rcAcnrcb,* ANTU in now nvtiilnhlu tn a I'urma' fcatvd mid fjiialily fipprovi'tl form.. I'nrinn Knl Killer No, J/ll'a cffec- livL'and iSn/rwhcii "W-'tl na d [reeled.! \Vurks fivij wiiys to kill r»ta._ 1 . Jn i;rounil bail. 2. Oanlcd on moist bnlta. 3. Uiintcd on wnlcr. 4. Duslod on floors nnd ruiivvtiyi). 5. Dusted into burrowa.' . \Vc hnvo Purlnn HnL Killer willii ANTU in atoik imw . . , nl:«i lint 1 KiLkT No. '\ nnd n nimplc Purina li-Etup jjtnu for rnt cunlrol. L. K. Ashcraft Company 1 Elk. So. of Depot Phone 493 Blythcvillc, Ark. You owe it to yourself to give our modernized tractor servicing facilities llic once-over. Stop in the next time you're in town anil look over the com- jilcle set-up of equipment we have, all specially designed for servicing John JJecrc tractors. It's one reason why it will pay you to have us do your service work. Talk with our factory-trained serv- Missco ice man. Let him show you how we can keep your trnctor in first-class condition. We'll grind the valves , . .' tigliten. all loose parts . . . clean the carburetor and oiling system . . . give the engine a thorough Uining-up . . . or handle any other servicing job your tractor may need— all at a price that will surprise J/OK. See us now—• you'll find it well worth your while. ement Co. fhe More You Know About Ihe Ferguson System Ihe Better it Will Serve You! Tin- iii'lividiial fanner has little, if any, control over niaria'l linn's, but lie docs liavu a w:iy of •incroasiiiK liis profits—|»y culling itriKliii-tinn costs. Ihti-ry Kci-Kiison lui.s made it |>o.ssil>h: to reduce farming costs by inventin^ a new method of implement attachment and control, ;t!:c! by (U'velopinw a line of implements unlike any ever seen before. This new method is called the Ferguson System. You've probably heard of the Ferguson System many limes. You »we it to yourself to knuw more about, it ... Ask Your Neighbor About His Ford Tractor i and the Amazing Ferguson System. iSElL PHILUPS FACTOR COMPANY So. Highway 61 Phone 2171 Ry The \*Ut Imjilemunt Co., HlylhevHW Vol. 5 Frlil'iy, AIM!I iun No. OT : A STARTLING DIKCOV CRY" Dp in l.iihrailor inimy years ai*<>, a fur tnultr, while t'isliinK Hiroiiflh Hie ico on a . particuliirly cold «lny, threw liis catch on- •: llic ice—and miidv a slai-lling discovery. The fish fio/.e solid in a very short time. Days later, upon iH'in.n 1 thawed out in a bucket of waler. it cnme lo life aurt beK"" swimming around. When cleaucd JUKI coi)k- rd, il was found In have an excellent fhivor. This phenomenon caunltl the scientifically inclined iniiiniiuilion of llic fur trading lisherinan, anil thus was horn (he iirinciplu we know as "<|iiiclt-frec/jni;." The man's name was Clarence iiii'dscye. — in — The iiroccs.sinj; of I'oods by methods of slow-freo/inn hud long liecn in u.s- 1 , and had hetin applKid mainly tn fruits, llownvcr, sneli fro/.en foodsliil'I's I'aitcil to retain Uinir [irininal I'liivor. This I'ailuru was allrilnttcd to the breaking down by hir^o ice o.rystnla of the cellular structure of organic, lii'u. , This action, u normal result of nlow-iVecx-' : iiiK, cause the texture- and flavor" oC the. iro/.cn produce 1 lo clianjje. DI-— (liiicU-free/inp; lurt?ely dcfenls this change. Due lo tho' speed of the fretain;; process, smaller crystalline ice frat;in-;nts ar formed. Asa residl, there is little damage lo cell walls, n nil Ihe (niick-fro/en food far tnore- failhfnlly relaiiiK'ilfi original flavor. " ~, Wo are very t'orlinnalc to be abln lo an- nninicu tho Iiitornational ir/.rvostcr Freexcr Model I1KCA. \\ r e cordially invite yon to 'come by our displny room and seu foe yourself this ittlraciivt; l''rc«:xcr Chest. --.-•. DI International Harvester has iiicnnroraled sixteen exclusive features into (he 11 F|CA I'rce/er, features which are already f-iiiiiiiar to you who r(std (he Nalional maK<ixincs. Kxflns'ive fcalures such as 'Krosl-ljok, Vac- ll-Seal, I''ree/.i'-Area and Tight-Wad, rnoie ahont the 'I'i^Jif-Wad later. D| Most of our customers noed no introduction to the name International Harvester .Col- our Company has pioneered in every branch of Kami Mecliani/.ation not to mention our Ion"; and enviable record in the maimfacl'ur- inj; of KelrijfcTiilion Units throuirli* our Dairy and Commercial IIcfrigei-ali7>n ,De- parlintinl. So we know how suul arc'• not enlerinp; a new field. As lo Ihe Ti^hl-Wad. not to be confused wilh our very good friend, K A. 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