Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 15, 1976 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 15, 1976
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; l2-«'Northwest Atkansos TIMES, Thu'ridoy, April 15, \976 Making Hay While The Sun Shines Is An American Tradition - HAYMAKING WAS A TEAM E F F O R T . ; . .in the days when farm chores were.pertormed with crude implements. Yet even today, aided by modern farm equipment, the-firing job of bucking hay is an unpleasant bnt imporlon( farm duly A vignette. \of early haymaking illuslfales · Ihe advancements that - h a v e ' c h a r - acterized . the historical march of American agriculture. Haymaking was 'controlled by the weather and largely performed by the calendar in'June or July Early Saxon calendars listed July' as "Hcumonalh." or hay-month. Early farmers vigorously debated the' .best lime to cul hay.- Some said IL was bcsl when the grasses are in flower and others advocated wailing until the grasses went to seed. They didn t have studies to Icl! them that haying should begh with the early bud stage to take . advantage of top nutritive qualities. The most skilled of tin haymakers were the mowers Each was armed with his owi scythe, suited for his persona he'ight and stature. They set ou at early dawn when the dew was thick on the grass. lie grass leaned or was blown by the wind. The grass should always lean away from the · I h f i r movement" through a heaps tor protection' against lelrl was go\eined by Ihe way dew or rain. A'I 'good mower, averai gcd about .an acre a day, depending n the type -'of ^crop. He was instructed -'lo cut as 'close lo ;he ground as possible since the greatest weight of (lie stem was nearest '-the /ground. Farmers lad no research lo tell Ihcm that the leaves, particularly; in clovers, : contained the nios 1 nutrition. ,: · . But even early farmers rec ognlzcd the importance of dry ing the hay 'quickly and thoroughly. Shortly nfter fhc hay 1 was cut, it-was shaken ,put and tedded manually once or twice the first day. Towards evening, rakers armed with c r u d c , wood Implements gathered the hay in long narrow wind rows. Then before nightfall, it was placed in small On the second day. as soon a s - l h e dew Was oil the grass. he hay. Was shaken and tedded again/ In the afternoon. the rakers returned again and put t in larger heaps for the second s process continued each u n t i l ' the hay was dried for placing in stacks. Usually, five other .people Were , needed to work the hay cut h y : a mower.'These Included light. This day enoug ledde'rsi rakers, loaders, c h e i* s - and - slackers. superintendent: directed then work from field to field, ofter racing against galhedng storm iloiids/ · * Compare these' pastoral,^ hn mpractical haying scenes will le modern methods ot today! Nowv onc"man_ equipped, will · Haybine mtiwcr-cohditione m cut, condition and placi ay in a windrow or swalll al a single operation. Soi/bean Growers Object Palm Oil Duty Asked " WASHINGTON, r::=,Naliorial Soybean D.C.--The _ _ , _ , _ . Processors -Association (NSPA) has called ii.T-on.the U.S.- Government to end ·--i-rits' support of international subsidies' [or foreign pa!m oil C ^production and to establish a ':*" "^duEV'oh its importation, 5-1 Lowell K. Rasmussen, of ' M a n k a L o . Minn., who is 2 president of the association, £ said that the 100 Tv?r cent in- ·% crease in U.S. palm oil imports *5 in" L9l5 was spurred - in large t» p a r t - by subsidized palm oil ' production funded through loans from international agencies such,,as the World Bank. The .U.S. ^Government continues Lo * ^endorse loan applications'from ^ "SoutHeaat Asian governments 3 fpr'expansion of palm oil output !% and-is; known to provide most \\ of · Ihe'loan money used by the World Bank. ;ln announcing Ihe NSPA -'] position, Rasmussen rioted that y accelerating palm oil imports ;* haye reduced consumption of v. American vegetable oils, a n d T- have precipitated substantial '··';'· losses in U.S. Farm sales ot soy- · beans. In an analytical paper · : abb released today, entitled "The Problem of Palm Oil." The association explained that the price-undercutting impact of subsidized p a l m oil on dem and (or soybean oil wil 1 have the effect of increasing the price of soybean meal, a leading high-protein ' animal feed. 'That, in turn, will m°ai American consumers will face increased prices for meal, poultry and dairy products. . As a consequence of imported subsidized palm oil, ihfl increased prices for high-protein feeds by 1980 will translate into an estra S R , billion in Ihe cost of domestic food products, NSPA . reported- .. Rastnussen said: "There is bitter irony in the U.S. Government supporting foreign palm oil producers with (he money of American taxpayers, who because of that will have 'to pay increased prices for food- products at home." . · . / The Association emphasized the damage of subsidized palm oil imports on the American farmer, recalling that the U.S Department of Agriculture has estimated that sales of 43 million bushels of soybeans to SAVE NOW with ULTRA STEAM CARPET and F U R N I T U R E CLEANING Steam tltautd IT a Deed orf red Onlj CALL NOW $19.95 Ph. 521-3620 domestic edible oil users were ost in 1975 as a direct result of increased palm oil imports. Along with its appeal lo Ihe U.S, government, to terminate its support For loan subsidies of palm oil production, .the soybean processors association also slrongly recommended IAVO other government actions lo forestall further harm from nalm oil imports: f i r s t , - the ^negotiation of a' mandatory import quola of 1.152 billion pounds of palm oil, lo become effective in 1078; and second, the eslabltsbment of a duty On palm oil imports, in excess of a duty-free base of 572 million pounds, also be become effeclive in 197T NSPA pointed -out that the U.S,-is Ihe only, major econom in the world that imposes no duties or other .reslrEcllons on imported palm .oil; Kasmiissen concluded: · ·''Other Western governments have moved tc counterweigh' , . l h « - . -.artificia advantages possessed by palm oil, in order; tp place theii own domestic vegetable oils am related 'products on an e q u a * and fair basis in trade, U.S. must do the same." The Local Man Elected William D. Erwin, Route 6, FayeUeville, has been elected 16 membership in Hie American Angus Association at St Joseph, Missouri, Lloyd D Miller, executive secretary the association, announced this week. There were 281 memberships issued to breeders of registered Aberdeen Angus in the Unitet WE CAN TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD! AMERICA NEEDS PRAYER HUNDREDS WILL MEET THURSDAY, APRIL 15th 7:00 P.M. AT TRINITY 1100 Rolling H i l l i TEMPLE Fayetlevill«, Ar. PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY ALL WHO BELIEVE IN PRAYER ARE INVITED ' This counlry was founded by men and women ol prayer. The same kind of people will save U. Spring Farm Chores Waiting By JOE L. GASTON Soil Conservation Service. Farm ponds coming lo life ith spring and the springing hermugagrass are two just of the many chores which armors and ranchers m u s t onsider in the busy months lead. Farrn ponds warmed by pring sunshine are beginning i stir with tiny plant and limal life, a signal that it is me again to start fertilizing ir fish production. Fertilization long with the deepening -ol callow pond edges, is also th( practical way to r control qualic weeds. U is suggested that 16-16-1 or -s' equivalent is (he best for lula of 1 fertilizer to use tarting in March,-ponds sliou! )o fertilized with 50 pounds per urface acre at seven to 10 Early fertilization is important secause bluegills and redears make their fastest growth in March. April, and May. Ponds where c a t f i s h . are ntervals blue-green olor appears. Fertilizer s e s the. growth microscopic plants which, in u r n , - result in more inscc arvae and other aquatii mimals for the tish to eat. imazine, diuron or 2, 4-D. Smoothing the soil surface vith .a. drag or roller befor ·egularly fed pellets should not ie fertilized.' Where bass, )rcam, and catfish are stocked n combination, the popoulalion gets out of balance quickly if catfish pellets are fed. Though most of the ponds were built o furnish livestock water, they can also provide family recreation and fish for the table as additional benefits. Interested pond owners m a j obtain 'more information on iond management and .-catfish farming at the local Soil Con servation Service office. BERMUDA GRASS The most serious problem in establishing bcrmuda. gras from sprigs is competition fron other grasses and weeds., f planting failure is 'often- the result of competition from crabgrass a n d other gra.sse and . weeds. This competitioi can be effectively controlled by the u s e ' o f chemicals such a applying mprove the , chemical weed control.. chemicals should be appliec soon after the bermuda grass i pn Best results wit simazine and diuron have bee oblained when used al the ra of 1 to 1V6 pounds per acr on sill and sandy soils and IV to 2 pounds per acre on cla soils mixed in 20 to 50 gallon of, water. Two pounds of til active ingredients 2, 4-D amin salt in 20 to 50 gallons of wate per a c r e . are recommfindei Higher rates of these chcmica may injure the bermuda grass Many o f . the older planting of bermuda grass that have n developed into a comple ground cover can be improve by renovation through tillag fertilizing, and the use simazine or- 2. 4-D lo contr annual grasses and weed Broadleaf weeds that emerge late in the spring can be easily controlled with /4 to 1 pound of active ingredient of 2, 4-D per acre. Later, (hat same man can iperato an efficient baler (o lackagc the hay tliat Is dried n a fraction ot the time it once ook. A bale thrower c a n . m n k a its baler Cvetr more efficient ly throwing the finished bales nlo a trailing wagon. Or,' an automatic hale wagon, again operated by one man, can move through field after field picking up, loading, hauling and stacking bales for storage: If large 'round hales are desired, modern machinery equipped · with rugged conveyor chains can roll the hay into He cylinders suitable'. for outside storage. In early days, the farmer had few alternatives concerning haying. He was completely nt the mercy of the weather, and the number of good strong workers he could find. Today, a variety of efficient, m o d e r n ' machinery,'. h a s eliminated the. labor problem and lias (aken a lot of worry out of the concern about me weather. Something Bugging You? Got Termites? Get Rid ot 'Em Call or visit one of these dealers today. Your Arab Representative City Lumber Co. 442-8221 This Week'Special 30 day termt available upon approval Pratt L«mb«rt --White and Colors Vapex House Paint $7.95 per gal. Simmenta/s Seit Best At Missouri Bull Sale April 2 at Ihe Missouri's 2! COLUMBIA. Mo. -- ' Sirn- mcntals outsold alt olhpr breeds University of Missouri All- Rreed Performance-Tested Bull ialo, the University of Missouri Extension Service said this vcck. : An average price of 51.447 vas paid for nine Simmenlals. 'oiled Herefnrds sold second best, as 40 lots averaged $1,341. In all, ,38 bulls were sole! for an average price or SI.275. compared with an average of S092.45 in the last UMC sale Nov. 7;: 1975. said John M a s s'e y, UMC livestock breeding specialist. Other breeds and their average bids were Anfius, SI,226; Red Angus. 5925; Cnarolais. 5750: and Pulled Hereford from Done!son - Fair Shorthorn, SfiSO. Top selling hull was a Police farms, Princeton. Mo. Geralc Harp, Fayetteville. paid $2,305 for three quarters interest, mak ing Ihe full value S3.0M. An entry from Hawkins Polled Hcrcfords, Norborne, Mo brought 52,233 from John M Ficken, Ionia, Mo In the Angus breed, the lop eller w a s ' ' a n entry from Forrest Byergo, Barnard;-. Mo. going for 52,550 to Hobert Ireen,-Ray town, Mo: r Other high 'selling A n g u s bulls brought 52,325 from Triple K. Branch. St. Louis, Mo., to consignor McCiitcheon Angus ?ann, Fayetle, Mo.; and S2.250 'rom M a y . Hart,' Republic, to :onsignor Uel S. Tusher. Alton. Swartz Hillard, Paris, Mo. consigned the high-selling Simmental, which sold to Glen S. Bell, Owensvillc. Mo. for $2,025. F F M Cattle Co. of Norborne, Mo. received 52,000 for another Siinmenta! from Vertis Johanning. 7 'Leslie, Mo. ·. ie only . fled ' Angus; en went for $925 lo Taylor-Alkire, Cower, Mo. It was n UMC bull. Belle Ctiarolais, inc., Clinton. Mo. consigned the lop Char- olais, purchased by John W. Stahl, Ottervile. Mo.. Ifor S"=. The single Polled Shorthorn in the sale brought $650 from W. M. French, Columbia, Mo. to Thieman's Polled Shorthorns, Concordia, Mo. Performance - tesled b u l l sales are a semi-annual event at UMC, held on the first Friday in April and November. Housing Crunch Slows Paint And Linseed Oil Production C A R P E T ! C A R P E T ! CARPET! DO A BEDROOM or a WHOLE HOUSE AT LOW-LOW PRICES PRICES I N C L U D E INSTALLATION WITH Yi INCH PAD 1 Roll Brown/White Hi-Lo Shag $7.95 per yard 1 Roll Green/Gold Hi-Lo Shag $7.95 per yard 2 Partial Rolls Gold Hi-Lo Shag $7.95 per yard 1 Roll Brown/Gold Hi-Lo Shag $8.95 per yard 1 Roll Green Forest Hi-Lo Shag . . . . . . . $8.95 per yard 1 Roll Avocado Green Semi Plush $9.95 per yard 1 Roll Yellow Semi Plush $9.95 per yard 1 Roll Brown Semi Plush $9.95 per yard ii: T Roll Heavy Pure White Plush . $10.95 per yard i£ 1 Roll Blue Plush $8.95 per yard LOTS MORE! SEVERAL ROLLS KITCHEN PRINTS (INSTALLED) $5.95 sq.yd. : SALE GOOD ONLY AS LONG AS FLOOR STOCK LASTS! CARPET TOWN r EVELYN HILLS SHOPPING CENTER It's surprising just how far the impact ot today's housing crunch has reached. One oh- vtous effect hns heen a slowdown in the paint industry. And since paints and varnishes claim ahouL four-firths of a 11 linseed oil used in the United States, the market for this product has shrunk also. In fact, domestic use of linseed oil hii a record low in the marketing year which ended last June 30. ToEa] U.S. disappearance stood at 125 million pounds, less than half Ihe year-earlier level. , Use of linscer] o i l in the United Slates began tapering off after World War II. Hut more recently, light supplies jotli here' and abroad have s t r e n g t h e n e d llvat trend. Flasscecl, the base for linseed oil, has tumbled from reduction high of 35 million cents a pound (raw t a n k s , MinneapDolis) in 1975, This too, helped slow domestic use. in ID74. 1969 to 13 million As of fast May 1, 1975, stocks of linseed oil had slipped .to ofl million pounds - from the 66 million reported in May 1974, E x p e r t s pegged July I, carryover at 40 million pounrls, off 20 million from the year before. Prices headed in the opposite direction, climbing to about 45 Forestry Sign-Up Dates Announced Marion Dennis, chairman of he Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, j has announced that Ihe sign-up] dales for the Forestry Improve- · mcnl Practices for Long Term j Agreements (FIP-LTA) will be Kld from April 15 to May 15. Farmers who have wooded area needing timber stand mnrovemcnt or. land on which they wish to plant pine or black walnut have been encouraged to contact the County ASCS Office in Room 31fi of Ihe P'cdcral- · Building in Fayetteville. Tho FIP--I.TA is e federally funded program in which the government shares [he cost of needed forestry improvement. SMART SHOPPERS WATCH TIMES ADS 7 DAYS A WEEK1 Phone 521-8861 "Come As You Are - Worship in Your Car" Attend the 20th Annual EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE 71 DRIVE-IN THEATER 6:OOA.M., SUNDAY (Churches of the Lutheran Hour) Fr» delivery and experienced personnel to terve you. PH. (501) «Z-2351 HILLCR6ST LUmBGR AND SUPPLY COMPANY, IN 2401 N.GREGG FAYETTEVILLE Nursery Home Garden Center : 2500 Johnson Road 521-4401 Plant a tree Plant two trees Evergreens, shade, fruit nut Shade your house yard woods or forest nature NEED TIRES? THINK RADIAL AND LOOK TO THE LEADER. jilllfitd Radiil 7fi Otivtu Hlvi Foi Ovir · Ouirlir i K r«ht« · whik far * gwd ld«i 1o etltJi on, but row, EM 1lfM of »fl i *irfi*tJ. And »· win! I* IN petal *tl MithtKn p!on»»r*d Hi* il**t-t«l1»d r M*t. MicHttn Inliorfuctd Bit Tint Ht*t-bel1id r»d»1 lir» kfo IWl .eveiiquirUrCtnlvryiga.And'ladtytriiMichtliri iiMlbt [*4 ritfiil It untuipjMtd Toi prertn icjd pi ilerm- * K-.tenlfittliWitt thil fin oiti?ijtjii e1 «Jpti'*rK« birirr d»M In. So If you'n rf«cli»J tful now li fri [irrt. tat jrej la g*I In on 1k» t*tj-k*n$Kn$, Firm tf id-hoWinfl, lui* lr»cQon and HThOotri tidt or ridi*!*, w« rhlnk you »iorfd *ii[1 wflh IH* l*trf«f-- MichtQn. Triil'i wh*rt 11 til b*g*n. MICHELIN CENTRAL TIRE DISTRIBUTOR 315 W. Mountain 442-5342

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