The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1953 · Page 7
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*RTDAY, JAW. 18, PACK SEVEN Irrigation Practices Popular; Ayshires Milk Output is Good ~ Hi> UAvninniB'vi .. ' ...By HAROLD HART JUTTLE ROCK w> — The govern 'K n t has come up with officU jures confirming what Arkansans nave known or suspected for some J' me — 'hat Irrigation practices In this state have increased tremen dously. The-Census Bureau says sped fically lhat irrigated farms In Arkansas increased more than 150 fold during the past 60 years. All his has served lo take some of the question mark out of /arming The uncertainty is still there to a great degree. And it witl be until the day comes when the farmer can stop or curtail production just as the automobile manufacturer does when he has "too many cars on hand In the face of a decreased demand. Once ihe farmer puts that seed In the ground, he can't, very well shut off and turn on production at will. Arkansas farmers havdn't gone iboAit this irrigation pickup haphazardly. They have poured-money Into their systems. The Bureau says capital Investment In Arkansas Irrigation system in 1950 was $14,171,467, or $33.74 per Irrigated acre. Pour counties had more than half of Arkansas' 3,060 irrigated farms In 1950. The Bureau says Arkansas County had 731- Prairie jamty, 327; Cross County, 322- vTM Pomsett Countv. SIR Like Him? falk about something Let's eat. Hauw about ham? If you want good tasting ham, be sure there wasn't a 4-hour delay in chilling the meat alter it was slaughtered That's straight from two University of Arkansas scieniists who made a study to determine effects of delayed chilling on pork carcasses. The research was conducted by Marshall C. Heck and E. a. Ruby. Ten hogs were slaughtered. The Carcasses were split down the middle of the back. Half of each carcass was placed immediately into a chill room wilh the temperature near freezing. The other half was put In an adjoining room with an* air temperature of about 80 rie greea. After four hours In th warm room, these halves were »l so chilled and cured in the earn manner. Heck says there, was no an preclable difference between the two halves In juiciness, texture and tenderness of the meat. Ther< was, however, a definite Improve menl In aroma and flavor of Ihi meal chilled immediately afte slaughter. A drive is on to increase mem bership in home demonstration clubs. Meetings ,for lhat purpose were held Wednesday of this week at Hope, Clarksville. Jbnesboro and Montlcello. Similar meeting are be ing held today (Thursday) in Ho Springs, Harrison, Batesvtlle am Brfnkley, herd of proud. 250 Percent Relurn Pred w. Smith, Bcnton County farmer, has a purebred Ayrshire which he can be very • Ed D. Moore, associate agent of Benton County, says Smith's herd placed seventh nationally among herds tested during September. With six cows in production, the herd averaged 1.008 pounds of 4 1 per cent milk and 42 pounds of julterfnl in September. Smith fed his cows one pound of 18 per cenl commercial dairy feed for each our pounds of milk pro'duccd, and he had his cows on pasture throughout^the, month. His milk sold for Paying for A return of 52.58 for.each dollar spent in feed -SIDELIGHTS— Thirty - two Sandtown 4-H'ers have put into practice their 'credo of ingenuity and resourcefulness. The group's newest project was building a 4-H house...A new sweet potato variety for Arkansas — Ailgold 24—outyielded other popu- ar varieties In Bradley County by •3 per cent...April 11 has been set or the Arkansas Dairy Cattle Council's first all - dairy breed unior sale at the Arkansas Livestock showgrounds In Little Rock. per cwt. after That was a return of County 4-H'ers Will Study > Entomology as Project in '53 Carter, Ass t. Co. A Ken , boys how to identify the Import 3STV fincAfile^ I- I I flu* <„, * _ "UK"' I By H. H Entomology (insects) Is being ta.^en as a county-wide 4-H demonstration by North Mississippi County 4-H Club boys in 1953 Over 200 4-H boys have enrolled (.< "Insects". The-objectives sought in the 4-H entomology project are: (1) tn leai-n to recognise the major harmful and beneficial Insects in the county; (2) to understand the fundamentals of insect control by some control prac- learn about in- kinds and their carrying tice; and (3) to secticides — the specific uses. Color slides, field trips, arid the Xing of Insect collections ant insects. Many of these more than 500 t-Pt members will compete In the annual 4-H Club Insect Identification Contest this summer. The contest is held: in-conneclion with (he annual North Mississippi County 4-H Rally Day. Cash prizes are awarded the ten top winners of the contest by p. D. Foster BIytheville broker. Because of the importance o crop Insects in North MissisMpp County, Ihe County Agriculture Planning Committee has ' recom mended lhat special emphasis 1 given them in the 4-H program H.D..CLUBMEMOS *7 Mn. Grrtnd« R HoHmaa (Honi. DemonitratloB Ajenli Cold Wealher Tip. In today's mechanized homes the investment In motor-driven »quin- ment is large enough that housewives generally should understand how lo care for- motors to moke them las', and save repair bills. Everybody knows that a cold motor starts hard. But not everybody knows that this sioiy, laborious start is hard on the motor. In cold weather It pays lo save strain on motors by having them at room temperature or at least warm enough so the oil and grease Isn't stiff before starting them. If the washing machine, for example, is kept on the back porch or other unheated place, bring it in doors to warm up a few hours be- fore.running it. Likewise, take the chill oft any other motor-driven equipment, large or small, before using it. On Missco Farms Increased H looks to acreage In County A[«nl Keith I. Mkn? Cotton Acreage gram. me like ihe cotton North .Mississippi ,. . ••**.... (i »j isaijjDllim County might be increased five ' " ' ° r s<n ' en cent In 1953' *"*• I'*- 1 "-i^iiv in 1»OJ by dom /hRl Cim y011 po " ibly E » m that the cost of chopping and pick" inff of such a Inrge crop would go up considerably more than the Increased acreage. I would recall (he grass problems of 1951 before increasing my cotton acreage. In past acreage control years every farmer In Mississippi Coun- planllng 70, 80 or 100 per cent of Ilieir crop land for a cotton allotment. If ihal method, of acreage allotments continued In any future year what would you gain by JJlnning 70, 80 or 100 per cent of your land in cotton in 1853? About 70 per cent of Mississippi County's land was in cotton last year. mllt * ls to Influence Ih Aone Kepub- ---_ — .-».M&*IVC me itepuu- llcan administration, to encourage foreign trade, lower Urlff barriers, etc. Either we export a good cwtage of our agricultural per- pro- And besides, with an Increased cotton acreage all over Ihe land that will mean R much bigger surplus, a lower price, and will force the undesirable cotton acreage control program on you even sooner. If that is possible. Fire little Boy Blue Little Boy Blue will not be needed. Farmers, are OLIVER Row Crop"66' Versatile Power for a Variety of Jobs For the small-to-medium farm, or for Jigfit. ft wort on the larger farm, the Oliver Row Crop "66" i» your best bet. This 4-cylinder, 2-plow "66" h.ndle. «i| "chore boy" jobs, wade* through many "big-tractor" tajU Th.t> because the "66" I, packrd with Olivet "big. tractor" /eatures: Direct Drive Power Take- Off, ilx forward speeds, metered oil lubrication, battery ignition, by-pj, s thennosrat, rubber spring seat. Besides, you h»ve a choice of engines for the fuel you prefer. Row Crop '66' Priced Low! The Row Crop "66" with 10-37 Regular Tires and Mechanical Power Lift is priced RIGHT! See it NOW! Gas 1875.00 Diesel 2419.00 FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. 515 E. Main Phone 8166 This applies to (he sewing machine or vacuum cleaner kept In a cold place, or the grinder out In an unheated garage. Even a home freezer or refrigera- :or should be located where the temperature does not go below 40 degrees p. unless It is especially equipped to operate a low temperatures. - v ' What's New New "everglaze" rayons to be on .he market soon are- reportedly more beautiful, luxurious and durable than any similar fabrics previously available. These ne wmaterlals will have wool like appearances, rich polished glaze with Irrldsscent high lt=hts men like textures and textured iurfaces. The outstanding characteristics of these new rayons are increased abrasion resistnnce. better wrinkle •esistancc and dimensional Btabil- ty. other desirable qualities are asy laundering or dry cleaning, rood soil resistance, shape retention musual wear resistance, good drap- 1K .qualities, ease of cutting and «?iiiB, and freedom from mildew. I wilt watch for the new materials on local markets, and report them o home demonstration club mem- 'lers when they are available. It's Time To— Plan to buy Insecticides' and fun- Iclrtej early. Use beeswax to keep sewing thread from knotting. Build step shelves in closets to 8o!ns *»* tc ass control .that hold a county icir calves, geese „..„ „,,„.„,, (heir cotton fields this year as „ supplementary means of grass control. This is currently so Important and so much ts to be learned about these means »of we are going -- wide meeting on. the subject, possibly in Blyihe- villp on Monday, January 26. Most of the discussion win be on the use, management and hatching of geese. Do you wnnt lo attend and help us all to learn more on the subject? Colfnn Loan Deadline April 30, 1953, is the Inst day that you can put your 1952 cotton tn the government loan. The PMA office tells me lhat their, cotton .loan business Is increasing every day now. Who Is To Blame?. There arc a lot of different Ideas circulating about whv the cotton market broke so drastically . This one thing you should remember: American cxporls of your cotton during October were clown 47 per cent below October, 1951. 47 per cent is an extreme drastic reduction in exports. I Catch On I attended the county, state and national Farm Bureau. Conventions this past fall. I see now why the farmers at all Ihree conventions expressed' such keen 'ln- teres^ in the American export pro- make supplies easier to reach. Lift a clump of daffodils, pot and take Indoors to bloom. Make out your order for vegetable seeds. Get the hotbed Into working order. Make a will If you do not have one. - ., — ""* "B'^uuurai production or our American economy may suffer considerably. Not a I'rnblem Here Some of our formers are being advised not to use anhydrous ammonia in cotton fertilization because It Is «cid forming and will harm the land. Anhydrous ammonia Is slightly acid forming However, we do not consider the It would only lake 75 pounds of calcium In (he soli to counteract the acidity caused by 50 pounds of anhydrous ammonia per acre Mississippi county soils are extremely rich in available calcium and soil tests on soil all over ihe county are showins from 1500 lo 4,000 pounds of available calcium per acre. The use of acid (arming fertilizers on acid soils In some parts or the state where the available calcium is very low may be a problem. Not so here. Improve Those Sanrt Blows , In a 24-year experiment (lie University of Oklahoma has been applying cotton hulls back lo the colton land and they Imvo found that the hulls have been worth $9.82 per ton. In the test they applied three Ions of hulls per acre every third year. Maybe we' should return all (hose cotton hulls from Ihe gin to our sand blou-s Instead of burning them. Don't Gel Excited Recent publicity In state papers intended lo encourage the growing of castor beans should be of little interest to you unless you want lo experiment. It you are interested in the details of growing castor beans as the Arkansas experiment station sees It. come by the office and we There's a New Arrival at 61 Implement Co. The Massey-Harris 2-3 P« 33.00 Max. Drow- bor H.P. 38.00 Max. Belt Ml-CubU-lnrh Oy*rh»ad Engi'n* Liv» P.T.O. Four Wheel 10-Inch SIngU Disc Clutch ffrix, « mJ <M MI ih, t Hl« DM Mtr Ji. And w»'r« mighty proud of ft loo! It's got a big 201-Inch overhead valve engine with removable, wet sleeve* . . . automatic spark crd vcmce and variable, speed governor , new, longer frame . . . 11, 12, 13-38 or 12-28 tires . . , four wheel styles and 2-way Deptho-matic Hydraulic control. What's more, there's the constant-running power shaft —let» you stop forward motion without affecting P.T.O. speed ... eliminates cloggtnq o! combine* cmfi chopper*. iwp«v««Hrn^ v y,M i. . j.j ftfm 61 Implement Co. N. Highway 61 Phon, 2142 "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" will be glad to give It to you. Five hundred pounds of hulled castor beans Is considered a pretty fair crop. Five hundred times the guaranteed price of 0 cents a pound gives a gross of less than $5000 per acre. Unless you go Into the business in a big way the thorny cantor beans will have to be harvested by hand. Using cotton pick sacks, they tell us that experienced workers csn pick up to 1000 pounds of beans- In-hull per day. Then you must buy mr.cliincry for hulling the cantor beans. Maybe there is n future for growing castor beans in this nn>a but I do not believe It is anything to get excited about in 1953. Slaking Friends I hope it Is not n conceited statement when I say that I believe we have been ablo to help more people in more ways in North Mississippi County in 1052 than we have In any previous year since I have been here. When you mention some of the tilings ire have worked on during the.year, llko soil testing, fcrlilixer rrcomniemhitloiu, cotton variety work, 4-H club programs, hatching end managing geene. a tremendous Increase In the vetch acreage de- velopemcnt of temporay silos, developments In Irrigation, then you start thinking about tho many peo- plo who have been helped In one way or another. Oh. »•« have made mistakes, too. for Instance, the use of pre-emer- gencc chemicals in graw control was a real disappointment last year. There were other instances too that I do not like to think about. We are eternally grateful to you many leaders ond friends who helped us in developing and carry- log out, an agricultural program. As Individuals we can never get much done. It really lakes hundreds of eadcrs to carry on our demonstrations, recommendations, tests, etc. Welcome (o Our Office DM you visit the county agents office during 1952? i viieh thero was some way of telling every man. woman, boy and girl in this county that 'they ore always welcome in the county agent's of- ftce. It we can't help you in some way, (hen maybe you can help us. Most ot what we know,'we nW learned from you good people and you good An Old Kentucky Tradition farmers. Come to see us In 196). Thanks to the Courier Ntw, • Wn must thank your newspaper lor carrying our column each week It gives us the opportunity ot pre-° sentlng timely discussions »nd bit* ot valuable information to > great many people throughout th« year. If you appreciate the column you might )ike to tell the editors torn* time that you read It. U.S. Funds Aid Filipino Formers KENTUCKY STRAIGHT 'BOURBON «W SB ,.„„, GUNMORE : DISTILLERIES COMPANY . LOUISVILLE, ICY. W)-A progret. report by the U.S. Mutual Security Agency In the Philippines say. 65,000 Filipino farmers have received greater crop yields and higher Income through the use of 20.000 tons of fertilizer supplied by the agency. I5r. Ronald R, Rcnne, chief of tho special technical and economic aid mission to Ihe Philippines, aUo reports that rural banks and agri- ' cultural credit and co-operative systems nre being established tor the welfare 6f farmers. Deliver Hays Store Phone 2001 High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash Layer Pcltels Ecu rrllcls Chick Slnrlcr Grower Slash .....'. Scratch Feed 10% Dairy Feed 32» Dairy Feed ..'., Call Starter I'ellels I'ig ,t Sow Meal .. Tig fi Sow 1'ellcls 35% Hog Balancer !<Kj, Hog Sup'lmnl I'ork Maker Horse Feed ..,. lUblill Fellels r>OK Food • Wll Shorts .' Polished Chops .... KM Ifc. 100 Ib. 150 Ib, 1M Ib. 100 Ih. 100 Ib, 100 Ib. 150 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Jh. 100 In. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 150 !b. . 100 Ib. .100 lb». .100 Ins. .100 Ibs. .100 ll». 4.89 4.99 5.39 5.69 5.49 4.39 4.49 5.39 5.79 .53? 5.49 .5.99 S.39 4.79 4.39 5.99 8.99 3.63 4.19 THE NEW JOHN DEERE MODEL "4O" TRACTOR ON DISPLAY SATURDAY! It's here! Ready for you 1o see! The first of the new "40" Series ' "We're looking for you! REGISTER FOR FREE PRIZES! Missco Implement Co. ^——•«». ^* SOUTH HIGHWAY 61 PHONE 4434 THE TRADEMARK OF QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT

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