The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 5, 1949
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PAGE SIX " BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' FRIDAY, AUGUST 5,'1949 Interest at met hall. .\l! Cross Cultivation Saves Money for Farmers in Missco By Harry A. llaini'S t'uiirtcr News Staff Writer Mother necessity has again boen responsible for pnmmusiii a iiut change in delta farming cusioms. Cross-plowing is spiralling lapuiSy. Although some I'arniers have expressed dLs.satistacuon \vuli cross- plowing and others say they wouldn't d:ue try ii. revords in ilir count}' agent's office indicate theie are many wliu are sold on Uic idea. High cost of labor In recent years* —— has marie meehamriO thinning, and mechanic'al and v,'ee<i control highly desirable. The use of mertmnical rotron choppers, Assistant Oni'jiy Agent E. E Chandler pomi.^ out, has proved to many MjAsis-sippi County farmers that cixK-s-ploumi: is practical H. C- Wrathers. of the N'evv eriy Community, who cravi-pl eti abou: 40 acres, this year, plan utilize the method even more teriMvelv next year. Mr. WeMhers incd a 10-inch ; ""V.!"" f . lll1lvM[m . lns bf . en ,,,. 1C _ sweep the first time through the ; / ' l **< •';' ' l * lt ' 11 '! Jjf ™ ''£'?,, cotton and an eight inch .sweep ihc ^^ "^^ ( ' 0 |. , ovcra , • t;econd - , , years. Tim mi-tlim) has al>.o hecn He readfjy admits thai it looked , t . (lf| h m;my (aim(li;s i,, tll . <t area, as it hf were plowing under! ^.j,.,,,^ farmers however wru about half hLs crop when he went : h( , Mt:mt !o follow' the practice OK through the young cotton the first , ono as ,,, 1>nt , W£1S pi on t[! = ii. Lime, but today it Is nearly impo.s- | A Uu . tor ujli( . h fnrirpl .. s i)I( , t ak-! sible to tell Just where his cross- | :ng jnto rf>tts |deration WR., pointed j plowed cotton encis and the hand-| ollt t)y j.. r ed Davis, Roseland far-j chopped begins. !mrr. who .'aid. "By cross-plowing; Huije Saving I" Costs | M | eas , p^ o f llie ro tlon. heller 1 - He is certain the cross-pi owing i c:m be marie of hiind choppers [ will not lower his yield and i.s equal- ; on the rejuAinin^ acie<ii;e/' j piita j ed," Uixcm -stutc-d enipiulu ally yiiu will nei'CJ 1 eau'h me chop- iU'.:un Ijei'ore I've cnx-^s- plow- Llic Lib- : j\»ciit Citrs; AtlvHithigr cordiny to Mr. Cnandlc nlayr.s of t'to-.i-ploMin^ Jire: Lovr cost ijKu.s umi weed con cotton l funning in pi'o- r —Courier News Photo IIO.UK-.MAllt: KIC —This honie-innde attaciunent was used l>y H. C. | Weathers of New Liocjiy to cross cultivate hi.s cotton. The foot pieces (with 10-inch .sweeps a:e clniiiped 16 iiu-hf-s npan on a two-inch pump pipe. The rift \va.s att;K-lied Lo a two-row cultivjuor. Grasshoppers May Offer Big Threat to Nation's Meat Supply By ]>oujla« I.^rscn NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — £NEA>- The grasshopper outbreak, which Is now building up Into one of (he imtion'x worst. Li a grave threat to America's meat supply fur years to come. Some of the best grazing land in the heart of .he U. S. cattle belt i.s IjeinR paten clean. So voracious are the 'hoppers, they are eVeit borinR into the earth and devouring the roots of nil the edible grass and grains. The danger to the future lies in the fact that the billion* of thtvc pests, which are now migrating from traditional breeding grounds, are laying CEES on thousands of new acres as they move. Next year and succeeding years hundreds of counties In many western states, which previously did not have a Ifirce erasshnnnor nopuln f''in. will be faced with snendhie millions for j ly certain that It reduced chopping • Mr. Weathers figurej; liis hmul- j ch.jpping was easily cut by 50 per i cent. j E.M. Reg?no)d of Anr.orel use.- 12- ! inch sweeps spaced 18 inches apart, i Tnte thins the hill down to a four s to 6-inch strip. Later, a second! cross-plowing with 10-inch Awerjv; controls ara.s-s and weeds growing j het ween the Viills. j Whtlp some fanners paid as hiijh | as S8 per acre to get their cotton; hand chopped the time. Mr. i Rrnenold crass-plowed and Slioht Drop Seen In South's Cotton Crop This Year NKW YORK, An,: 5 <APi — Souiheui cditon fnnnr-r.s will h;ir- \'p>t a Kii'^htly .smaller crop this >er>.son than iiHh(iiiv,h they pliuitotl H per cent inure acre.?L!e the Journal of Commerce has The new.spaper said H? COITP.S- pay only 76 cents per acre for hand jxridenLs over the entire cotton belt, chopping the first lime, ] compiled figures indicating this P. T. Di.von crow-plowed by us-i .--e-ison'.s ciop will total M.756.COO ins? a regular four-row steel boom. ! bi^e.s. compared with 14.8C8.00Q bales The sweep. 1 ; were placed 18 inches la.-; yt'i'.i'.- epgrt on the boom. The Actual at-reiiue fiyure this Mr. DixoiV said his total chop- year i.s placed at ^Wi.OJO. ping cost. 1 ! averaged S4 63 per acre [ This M';*,-vOii. the Journal of Com-| while the average In hi.s coiir^imi- j tnerce s.iid. the yield 1.=; expected to (y wa5 near $15. He said he only drop'lo 274.3 pounds an acre, rom- Wheat Farmers Get 23-24 Cents Subsidy on Crop WASHINGTON'. AiiJ. 5. fAPf — Tlir governinejit was offerinw a subsidy laiipiny froju 23 to 34 cenLs a j bushel ihi^ week on wheat brnighl for exptM't untier tlie international wheat a^reetm-nt which went into efleci Mojiday. Drafted early this year by 44 wheat exporting :md impontnw nations, the agreement i? de.sianed to Canada. Tlie equivalent maxinunn siabihv/> v;orkl markets and sup- [mre at any other particular point plios. It .seeks to do this by divid- : re.ll ecus the dit fere nee in transpor- ~ liiiioJi rites between that point and lcrt , Tort Wi'liams. on the one hand, lo ] ing the expnit market among sur' !>lii.s-pi\KliK LI:K nations and by | nuuntainin.: a -schedule of rn.ix.i- I nuitn and tninimum prices 111 the world m:ukr>:.s. The United Statc.s share of a 4,>4.01'0.(WO - bu.shel anniml allotsed \vurld iiiiir'rin i.s Ifift.COO.OOO^ls. Thp .snb-s.dy i.s made iicces-siuy by t!ir fact (bat lhe maximum pi'ice ,icl by trip piict i.s below current d,o- pricc.s of the grain. The maximum price i.s SI 80 a bii.-hel for No. I northern wheat at Fort William.*; and Port Arthur, Ci'as.shopp«'- crmtrol or the complete loss of all pasture land i Not until late in the (all will the ! exnerts lie able (o HR-O.SS thp full dnmnee of this vear's outbreak A]jy ((me this .summer, thi-miph the month of AngnM. Ri'eat swarms may develop in ind'-Ldual arca.s and mi- prate to other .sectinns, desnoiline millions of acre,s a.=: they mo< p e. and leaving eses in their wakn for future trouble- Increased rainfall will help check these swarms from moving. Came at Kiul 'I IEIIO From the standpoint of America's meat .supply, this present outbreak couldn't have come at a worse time. During the war. the per canita consumption of meat in the U.S. rose sharply. Only in the past six- months has the -pply begun i:w ertual the demand. Even rHirhie that i time, prices on meat have fluctua- I ted as a result of minor influences. the market Is still so sensitive, | The present gra^shopppr threat could develop into a major influence that inicht call for new demands for rationing or price control. Fortunately, bumper crops in erains in the U. S. since the war have filled America's cereal bins to overflowing. Grasshopper plagues usually do most damage to grain fields. A freak weather condition on the whole western rawu 1 licit this -spring i.s partly responsible for the present outbreak. It wa.s the absence of a gre-t number of killing frost.s at*or the first sno« p melted. Those frosts normally kill off n big percentage of the newly-hatched eRgs, In Third Year »f Cycle But this situation merely adds to the fact that tlie country is in the third yeni- o a cycle of increasing Kra. L > hopper population which will reach its peak in 1951, if the historical pattern of cycles is followed. There are some unusual aspects to this outbreak. One T5-mile-widc, 40-mile-dff-]i swarm, which nroved out of northwestern Nevada, was composed of a species of the pest which air 1 only cattle feed, leaving the non-feed weeds bnhind. Swarms that large usually will cat even the bark on the trees. Another peculiarity of that swarm was ii.-. slow speed. The average horde 'lies m creat clouds, traveling as- much as 30 to -10 miles per day. Thi.= mass mo ?d along the ground and nnly nveraecd. four to six miles per day. The only explanation the exnerts sjive for (his strange bchavi T L c the svess 'hat they were getlitiR enough tri eat as they moved, and never needed, to hurry on to new fields. Truman Gives Newsmen Report on His Reading WASHINGTON, AUE. 5. f/Pf — President Truman said yesterday that even the Wall Street Journal say. 5 : there is an improvement :n business conditions. That was hi.s comment when he was questioned about a rise in business loan? reported by the Federal Reserve Board Wednesday. Asked for an observation on business conditions as of now. he said. all he knows is what he reads in the papers. And he nddrd even the Wall Street Joi-rnal says there is an im- nrovemcnt. 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