The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 7, 1951
Page 8
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MGHT BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER T./1981 FARM NEWS AND REVIEW. Worms, Weevils Still Threatening Arkansas Cotton Dr. Lincoln Reports On Trip Through AH Cotton Counties FAYEITEVILLE, Ark., Sept: 1— Bollworms and boll weevils are a continuing threat to Arkansas cotton, according to Dr. Charles Lincoln, head of the entomology department of the University or Arkansas College of Agriculture Dr. Lincoln Is conducting research work on cotton liuects at Marlanna. Pine Bluff, Little Rock. Lonoke. and elsewhere. He has just returned from * trip around the cotlon growing areas of the slat*, during which h« inspected his experimental plots Boll weevils are present in large numbers In much of the state where rainfall has been sufficient for development of the Immature stages. Dr. Lincoln reporls. There was a l»rg« increase in weevil numbers In the Delta during the last Mvo weeks. H« states that applocatinns of Insecticides are needed in many fields to protect bolls from weevils. The month-old boilworm outbreak continue] unabated. Moths usually lay eggs In fast growing, suculent cotton, but because of the scarcity at succulent cotton and other favorable hostl, eggs »re being laid In old cotton. Dr. Lincoln jays. For this reason, cotton will require protection from bollworms later than usual. This year'i outbreak of bllvrorm is the heaviest since 1941. according to Dr. Lincoln. Large numbers developed In June and early July in early corn. They then transferred their attention to cotton because of a scarcity of silking corn. Dry weather probably favored development of the outbreak, and In many fields. K was made worse by ill-advised us* of Insecticides In June and July. The organic Insecticides destroy the parasites and predators that normally help control. boll- Bean Beetle Reported In NW Arkansas PAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Sept. 7. (API— The crop scrounging Mexican bean beetle, which has harans- ed East Arkansas farmers for a long time, now,* line been reported in the northwest section of the state. Floyd E. Miner of the University of Arkansas college of agriculture, reported that the beetle had been found In the Rogers area. Miner offered this dlscription to help farmers Identify the insect: Tlie adult beetle Is about one- ciuartcr Inch long. Is oval In shape, and highly arched over the back. It varies in color from yellow to copper brown. Ench of the two wing covers has elghl small black spots thai form three rows across the wing. Miner sale! that, rotenone LS an effective dust or spray In killing the beetles. 822,000 Chicks Placed in State Hatcheries and dealers placed 822.0CO broiler chicks with producers In Ihe northwest area of the slate during the week which ended Sept. 1, according to the Arkansas worms, he reports. To prci-ent weevil damage to bolls. Dr. Lincoln advises that they be protected until two and a half weeks old. Bolls may need protection from bollworms even longer. However, chemical defoliation will prevent late bollworni damage. Manual Explains Use of Warfarin In Rat Control The recommended method of killing rats and mice with warfarin, the effective substance discovered at tlie University of Wisconsin, is outlined a new rat and mouse control demonstration manual recently made available to vocatioiml- agrlclllturc teachers, county agricultural agent's, and other farm leaders. The Illustrated manual, a publication of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, will be used as a guide In organizing rat and mouse control projects for vo-ag students and 4-H, FPA, and FHA club members. Under the plan described, students will first conduct demonstrations within their own group, then later, demonstrate publicly at selected places. They will nlso construct displays calling attention to the unlimited disease and destruction caused annually by rnts and mice, and urge Individual and community action. Warfarin, since Its introduction to the public autumn, has proved to be an outstanding weapon against rats and mice. Unlike other poisons, It h a slow killer. Rats and mice eat warfarin bait over a period of days—usually five ' to 14—then die painlessly from internal hemorrhage. Crop Reporting Service. This is an Increase of three per cent over the preceding week. Of the total placements. 456.000 chicks were hatched In the area and 308,000 came from other states. Eggs set during the week were up four per cent over the previous week. We Now Have Complete Stock of Lederle Serums and Virus. Sea us for your livestock needs. Syringes Furnished KIRBY DRUG 2nd. & Main JAPAN: Rebirth of a Nation Illustrated by Ralph Lone IB IB Newspapers, magazines and radio stations I - were freed from government control and fa-1 miliarized with the responsibilities and oppor-1 (unities of a free press, fn 1945 there were 52 I general daily newspapers; a year-later, 132.1 SCAP guidance also t«sulted in adoption by I the Japanese press of a code of ethics modeled J after that of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association. At the war's end, millions of Japanese school I children received their lessons in abandoned I borracks, shrines and out of doors. Though I locking funds to create adequate facilities for I Japan's 19,000,000 pupils and 650,000 stu-1 dents, SCAP has made tremendous progress I in completely reorganizing Japanese educa-1 tion. Aggressive nationalism has been re* moved from curriculum* and replaced by denv | ocratic ideals and principles. ' hi oddHion «o torn•S Porecrt-Teocfctn AuociotioiH, nooV cm!ii*g textbooks and reduciaa, Jo, pon't jumbl«d-«p education syrtM to fcwkwtsteU- mentary «Kool, Me- owkiir xhod, Kigk school and college), SCAP hoi erabTed o large number, of teachers to mit tti« U.S. A. and lean first ho*J HM I letso* of democraet'. 1*111 Missouri Cattlemen Reporting Outbreaks of Anaplasmosis Several outbreaks of anaplasmos- 15 in beef cattle have been reported In Missouri, according to veterinarians at the University of Missouri. County. A small blood parasite, anaplas- ma, apparently causes high temperatures, difficult breathing, and fa- The latest report is from Howard' tigue in the animal. Later, anemis and yellow discoloration, or jaundice, develop. These symptoms appear from a few days to s'everal weeks after exposure. Dr. Cceil Elder, veterinarian at the University ot Missouri, believes that mature cattle are more subject to the disease than younger cattle or calves. Often, death results. And animals that do recover from anaplasmcsis wUl become ear- ners of the disease. Elder lists several things you can do to prevent the disease. They are: Control [lies and ticks, keep cattle away from swampy or marshy pastures in the summer. Avoid using unsterilized bleeding needles, syringes, dehorning saws and other instruments. And select individuals that come from herds free from the disease. But If you think you have the dis- ease already, see your veterinarian immediately. First Wildlife. Refute The first American wildlife refuge established by law was on Lake Merritt. now in Oakland, Calif., in 1870, according to the Encyclopedia Britannic a. Read Courier News Classified Adj. BUILD YOUR OWN DEFENSE! A home is a man's easHe and its most valued possessions are the family who live in it. Protect your castle with financial security .... save for bright, happy tomorrows and gain the confidence and assurance that savings provide! LET'S BUY BONDS! The best invest men Is—in security, today, are regular purchases of II. S. Savings Bonds. Enroll in the bontl-a-nionth plan at work or af this bank and watch your savings grow to full maturity and for jour security .. . STRONG enough to protect YOU • LARGE enough to serve fOU • SMALL enough to know YOU. THE FIRST NATIONAL. BANK IN BLYTH E VILLE The Only National Bank in Mississippi County ! Deposit Mtmbtr of Ihc fulrral Syslcm rance Corpor»([on-Yo u r .ccount ,0* In.urtd up U $10,0» THIS WEEK WE DELIVERED McCORMIGK COTTON PICKERS TO FIVE OF YOUR FRIENDS We can talk and talk and talk about how much a McCormick Cotton Picker will cut your picking costs . . . but here is the kind of proof you want! Here we're showing you five pickers just bought by local farmers. Why did they buy them? To savt money! In fact, to save $20 to $40 per bale! Sure, there are many other advantages (saves headaches connected with hiring labor, for example) . . . but in this message all we want to show you is that people YOU know are buying McCormick Cotton Pickers. How about you? READ THIS LIST! • Howard Perkins Manila • Wesley Stollingi Blythevilie • Paul Long & J. W. Bagwell Blythevilie • Clyde & Buford Middleton Steele, Mo. • J. Frank Brown Holland, Mo. 312 South 2nd. Phone 6863

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